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A Tribute to my Mom with RubberMoon Stamps

14 Apr

 

When our new RubberMoon Arts Team came together and we were choosing posting dates, I knew I HAD to have today for my blog post.

What is special about today.  It is my mom’s birthday!!

She would have been 70 today, IF she were still with us.

This picture was taken circa 1961, when she graduated from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Ca.

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My mom was a card maker EXTRAORDINAIRE!  She had one hobby and that hobby was rubber stamping.

I was her only child.  She adopted me with her 1st husband when I was just a baby.  So because I was her only child, when she passed away, I inherited, ALL of her crafting items!!

Some things I gave to friends, some I donated, others I kept, to have her with me always.

Her scissors…(see her name, in her writing?)

 

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Her pens….(see her initials in her writing?)

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…and Oh My Gosh…her STAMPS!!!  SO MANY STAMPS!!

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I also have  a lot of these packets that she’d have all done up with all the supplies pre-cut etc. to make a certain card. The sample was tucked neatly with all the pre-cut supplies.

Today, I am taking one of those packets and putting a RubberMoon spin on it.

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My goal is to stay as close as I can to her original design and color scheme, but use RubberMoon stamps.

1st step, I took the Checkerboard stamp and stamped the background.

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This is how it looked.  I didn’t really like it, but I knew how to fix it.

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Sew ribbons on it!!

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I added two parallel strips and sewed the edges under the card.

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Next, I got all the papers I needed for the paper pieced Shroom Bloom and stamped the necessary pieces.

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For the pieces I needed to add color to, I used Inktense pencils and a blending pen.

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Here are the pieces cut out and colored.

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Here is the little mushroom all pieced together!

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Now, here is a close up of my Mom’s card I was design “lifting” from.

Remember, her card was already done and does NOT HAVE RUBBERMOON stamps.

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Here is my RUBBERMOON “Take” on her original card!!

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This close up shows the little “oh la la” stamp and the tiny heart from Lindsay Ostrom’s Heart Tree.

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Here are a couple more pictures of the cards side by side.

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Well, that about does it, for this long blog post.

 

It meant a lot, to me, to have the opportunity to do this post and use so many of her things, honor her and still use RubberMoon Stamps.

I know she would have had shelves FULL of RubberMoon stamps had she had the chance!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Remember to love those close to you….today, NOW!

 Because you know what? Tomorrow doesn’t guarantee they will still be here.

This has been me, Jeannie, with today’s RubberMoon post…and telling you all about my sweet mom!

Have a great day!

 

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In Loving Memory

~Nesla Irene Wood~

1944-2008

 

 

 

 

More fun stuff with Lindsay Ostrom

22 Feb

In case you didn’t get to see the final project from me sneak peek with Lindsay Ostrom’s stamps.  Here it is.

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Lindsay also has a line of card starters called Card Tricks.  You can find these in her ETSY STORE. The Paper Rabbit.

I have a batch of cards here to show you what you can do with these fabulous little creations.

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As soon as I have a link for this card Trick set, I will update this page.  Sound good?  I just wanted to get these up on my blog so you could get an idea of what Lindsay is up to now!!

I hope you enjoy!  Have a great weekend!

Valentines Day with Rubbermoon Stamps

10 Jan

A couple of weeks ago, at work, my delightful boss and I were perusing the new Stamps, etc available to order for Valentine’s Day.  Some companies send a display board along with the Holiday Themed stamps, to show HOW to use the stamps.  My boss, Lindsay, and I were very sad what the new stamps and display boards looked like, so what did we do?  Well she ordered what she thought would work, including some fun Rubber Moon stamps and I got to make the DISPLAY BOARD!

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Here are some of the products I used.  I am in LOVE with Authentique Paper’s new SMITTEN line.  I used papers from Smitten for all the cards.

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Here is what the board looks like.

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Here are individual close-ups of all the cards.  They are small cards.  They measure about 3″ x 3″.

This card uses: Julie with Heart.

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This card uses: Crosshatch Heart

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This card also uses: Crosshatch Heart

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This card uses: Heart Full

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This card uses: Love Letter

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This card uses: Typewriter with Heart

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Here is one last look at the cards all together.

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This was so much fun to make.  All of the supplies for these can be purchased on site at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames, Grass Valley, CA.

If you don’t live in Nevada County, you can order the stamps directly through Rubber Moon stamps.

I hope you have enjoyed this post today.  What fun things do you have planned for Valentine’s Day?

This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s Rubber Moon Stamp post!  Have a great weekend!

Rubber Moon Birthday Creation

27 Dec

Hello everyone in blog world.  I have a special project to share today.  This is for one of my daughters, who has recently had a birthday.

Her birthday is close to Christmas and I know she feels like she gets overlooked most years.

This year was no different, especially with her mommy(me) having to work, and therefore us needing to wait to celebrate her birthday until the following day!

So, I put a lot of effort into making a sweet card for her!!

When she was little, I called her the Purple People Eater, so I’ve made her card in purpley colors, mostly!!

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The base of this card is a shadow box.  Inside I’ve used one of the 2″ Matboard squares, by inchiearts.com, to mount the Stamped Birthday Cake onto.

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Before I put anything on the matboard, I stamped it with the Checkerboard background stamp, using Stazon Opaque white ink.

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I also used the adorable Oh la la stamp and Background splatter stamp in various places.

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The canvas star is a fun mixed media piece by LinnieBlooms.com

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All the other embellishments are things I had on hand at home.

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So what do you think?  Is it a convince-able labor of love for my DARLING DAUGHTER???  I hope so!  I had a ton of fun putting all this together for her.

Be sure and stop by the RubberMoonArts blog.  The women on our team are so amazingly talented!!  You will not be disappointed.

For now, have a great day, this has been Jeannie, with today’s Rubber Moon Arts post.

So many things….

7 May

Ooh I have been so busy!  I work 3 days a week at the best store in the world.  If I haven’t bragged in a while, I work at the local craft store in our area, Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames-Grass Valley. I work in the Paper Arts department and I have recently started teaching classes. We have free classes during the week and on Saturdays.  I teach the Saturday classes.

Head on over to our Facebook page and LIKE us!!  Be sure and let them know Jeannie sent you over while you are there!!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Franklin-Crafts-and-Frames-Grass-Valley/109294332432249?fref=ts

But, I also teach classes that you can sign up for(that you have a fee for) and I have been getting some great feedback from the ladies taking the classes so far. HOORAY!!

Today I taught my Mad about Mary Card Class.  Here were the main cards..

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The cards you see here are my samples and what is so awesome about them is each one has a handwritten sentiment on it.  For my class the sentiments were computer generated, but they turned out just as cute.  It seems I have a lot of bosses at my job, but my direct boss, is the MOST AMAZING ARTIST,….well, outside of Mary….Linsdsay about takes the cake!  Go take a look at her blog to see what I’m talking about.  Her name is Lindsay Ostrom.  She is the one who has handwritten all my sentiments, how lucky am I???

Also this month….Clear Scraps has revealed their new Kit…and let me tell you…WOW is it a good one!

You can be part of our little Kit Club family by going to our Facebook page and liking it.  Creating Made Easy Kit Club Facebook Page. Let them know Jeannie from The Polka Cabana sent you over!

That way you can keep up with our kit reveals and what we are up to.

Here is our May 2013 Main Kit

May Main Kit 2013

Click HERE... to see what all is included in this kit.

My Mind’s Eye Papers….LOVE IT!!

If you head on over to the Clear Scraps Kit Club blog, you can see what our Design Team has been up to with this kit.  Here is a sneak peek at what I made…

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You will have to head on over to the blog post to see my completed project and I’d love to have you leave a comment and let them know I sent you over.

Here is the link to see my completed project!

http://clearscraps.typepad.com/clear_scraps_kit_club/2013/05/you-make-me-smile-scrapbook-page.html

I will be back later with more Clear Scraps projects.

Next up at Ben Franklin’s:

Mary inspired Scrapbook Pages

Washi Tape Cards

Father’s Day Cards

Wednesday Wowzer, Hooray!

14 Nov
I made it, not even late!
I was inspired, today, since I saw an old friend, sort of, today, and I hope that I will see her again tomorrow to give this to her.
I manage a small gym in my very small town and I have not seen this one lady,that I adore, in awhile because **GASP** she has been going elsewhere for her workouts!  I know small town scandals, I could tell you a few! Any how, I saw her today but just missed her, so I’m hoping tomorrow I can catch her and give this to her.  She is the epitome of STYLE and this card is especially for her!
I have used the Love in an Instant – KOM May 2012 set for this card.
For the sentiment I have done one of my favorite things which is to just cut and piece phrases from ones I like to come up with a phrase that suites my needs.
I had the pewter charm that says
“be yourself”, which fit this card perfectly.
Here is one last look at my “couture” stylin’ card.
I hope you like it!
I’ll be back next Wednesday to WOW you again!

Thankful Thursday

8 Nov
Today’s post, you will not read any complaints from me.
I have made some Thank-you cards to hand out to some dear friends who have touched my heart.
For that reason, this will be a thankful post and I hope to get through this with no complaining whatsoever.
I made 4 cards, they are all somewhat similar, with slight variations.
They all have this sentiment inside.
The first part is a stamps from the Unity May 2012 Love in an Instant set.
The 2nd part is just words I printed out from my computer.
It was my birthday on Sunday and I had some friends who went over and above their call of duty in recognizing that it was my birthday. So these cards are for those friends who I wanted to say thank you to.
Each card is different, in the way the borders are done.
Some have patterned paper,
some have washi tape and some have border stickers.
Here they are all lined up.
I love making a group of cards together
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Its a great way to get a lot of people takes care of at one time, and by just mixing your embellishments, you can easily make each card unique so they do not end up looking exactly the same.
So did I make it with out complaining?  I hope so!!
The set I used to were
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s I Heart {ippity’s} post.

Wednesday Wowzer, Bee-Lieve it!

10 Oct
It is Wednesday and here I am with my WOWZER for you!!
I am using the {ippity} set called BETTER TOGETHER.
I have used this set many times and love that you can make up your own sayings for it,
therefore the set can be used for EVERYTHING!
On the inside I made my own “honeycomb” strawberry.
I attached a phrase I had leftover to turn this into a cheerful type card.
Here is a side look at my 3-D strawberry :)
Bright and colorful, perfectly representing many of my favorite things!
Red…polka dots..cherries…
There you have it, my a Wowzer for this Wednesday!
I hope you have enjoyed my creation for today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s I Heart {ippity} post.

Farewell Cheery Lynn, You’ve Rocked My World

28 Sep
Hello everyone, Jeannie here with my last post for Cheery Lynn Designs.
I have been with these guys for a couple of years and I will miss working with Mike and BJ.
Obviously this card is dedicated to them.
Cheery Lynn Designs was my first Manufacture Design Team, so I have a lot of gratitude for them helping me get my name out there.
You can’t see behind the Celtic Whimsy Band, but I’ve got a portion of the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody behind it.  I needed something behind it to make it stand out a little more.
So Mike and Bj…this is it..our time is over..your crazy designer, that made things like no one else did.
Your crazy, whimsical girl!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Bee Cute with Mary Engelbreit

21 Sep
Hello everyone!  It is me Jeannie with my 2nd to LAST post for Cheery Lynn Designs.
Of course I am going to remind you of my favorite artist…ahhhh
I am also using the color inspiration from The Play Date Cafe  PDCC150.
So, without further delay,
For this card I am using a lot of very fun dies.
Since the challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog is FRAME IT, I started out by using FRENCH LATTICE SMALL.
As you know I just love using Mary Engelbreit Images and bases for my cards and I usually use something in the card to build on.
For this card, I used the color palette to build on.  I just loved the colors that she used and just expanded the colors for the whole card.
I hope you like this as much as I do.
Be sure to come back next week.
It will be my LAST post.
Until then…Have a great weekend!
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