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Canvas Corp, I love you!!

29 Sep

I am making this post today to make sure you all know who Canvas Corp is.

You can browse through their catalog here.

http://canvascorp.com/home/?page_id=16

Now when I tell you they are my favorite Polka Dot paper manufacturer in the world, that is not to be taken lightly.

They have these cards, GREETING CARDS, you get a package of 8 plus envelopes.

They are just about the most fantastic thing I have ever owned.

I mean the card is just awesome on its own, all the bold polka dots and all. (Page 28 of the catalog)

So with such a wonderful base, how can any card go wrong?

I am going to show you 3 cards at 3 levels of difficulty.  We will start with the most labor intensive card of the 3.

The Greeting Cards are large.  They measure 5 x 7.

Here is one I created a ladybug scene on.

I also used a CHALKSTOCK TAG and some PAPER WRINKLES.

I love the effect of using the PAPER WRINKLES mixed in with the cut out grass border.

 Here is a side view to see all the detail

 This 2nd card was not as labor intensive.

I initially only wanted the fruit right on the card, but I did not make the strawberry large enough, oops!

 Again, you can see that I used some PAPER WRINKLES for added flair. Th border on top of the yellow strip of paper is called BLACK & WHITE SWIRL REVERSE.

This last card was a breeze to make.

You all should know how much I ADORE Mary Engelbreit.

I took this image and mounted it on plain black cardstock and then again on ORANGE & WHITE DOT REVERSE before mounting on the GREETING CARD.

The flower embellishment is made from strips of paper from some ORANGE & BLACK PAPER WRINKLES.

The black tie on the left is done with BLACK JUTE CORD.

Here they are all together.

Isn’t this a great set of cards?

Maybe you can understand why my title is CANVAS CORP, I LOVE YOU!!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s post,

stop on by to the Canvas Corp Facebook page and let them know Jeannie sent you over and you love their polka dots!

I will be checking their page to choose a random winner for a sampler of some CANVAS CORP paper goodies!!

Let me know you have said hi to CANVAS CORP to better your chance for the draw!!!

I Heart {ippity} & Authentique Paper = SPLENDID!!

1 Sep

I have been in a whirlwind the past week!  Traveled across 2 states, said goodbye to my oldest daughter and left her at college and I am still trying to catch up with the many things I have and want to do.

Today is my card for the I Heart {ippity} blog.  I did not make it to be a Wednesday Wowzer, so I will call it a Thursday Treat!

This one will be up for grabs, so keep on reading!

I made this for the {ippity} opportunity challenge. Here is the link:

http://unityopportunity-challenge.blogspot.com/2011/08/1-2-3-challenge.html

This one is as easy as 1-2-3!!
1 stamped image or sentiment
2 colors of cardstock
3 patterned papers
I used the {ippity} set called:
I am still in the NEWLYWED shock of being on the Authentique Paper team and can’t stop wanting to use this fabulous paper!
I used paper from the SPLENDID line.
The blue cardstock is more of a blue-green but I could not get the lighting right for some reason, oh well!
I lifted a card design from Deena Ziegler, I just don’t remember what month it was she used this layout!
I am so blessed to have such fun products like {ippity} stamps and Authentique Paper to work with.
Everything came together just “SPLENDIDLY” for this card, now would you like a chance to win this card?
If you would like a chance to be in the drawing for this card I ask a couple of things,
1) Visit this post:   Leave a comment and let them know Jeannie sent you.
2) Become a follower of I Heart {ippity}
3) Visit this post:   Leave a comment and let them know Jeannie sent you.
4) Become a follower of  the Authentique Paper Blog 
5) Tell me your favorite {ippity} set and Authentique Paper line for an extra entry!
5) Leave comments on this post for each requirement you do and those are your chances.
You have till September 9, 2011 to enter this contest:)
Thanks for stopping by!  Have fun visiting I Heart {ippity} and the  Authentique Paper Blog !
Have a great Thursday!

I Heart {ippity} & Authentique Paper

3 Aug

Today I am sharing with you a card I made using my {ippity} stamps and some paper and products from Authentique Paper, specifically their Splendid line.

The {ippity} set I used is called Flowers + Friends = Priceless and can be purchased here:

Here is a close up to see all the fabulous colors in the SPLENDID paper I used.

What I did was to stamp on my green background paper first.

I used white acrylic paint, they I distressed the heck out of the paper!

The tag is a from the SPLENDID TABLOID sheet.

I stamped the sentiment right onto the TABLOID piece.

Here you can see the little “SHRINKY DINKS” made from GRAFIX ARTS SHRINK FILM.

Before I put them in the oven, I punched a hole out in the centers.

 When they were cooked and cooled, I used that hole to insert colorful wire and attach glass beads for a finishing touch.

Then I took and cut a FANCIFUL FLOURISH from Cheery Lynn Designs out of some more SPLENDID paper and attached everything to the card front.

Last step was to add some green craft wire as leaves and VOILA, card is DONE!!

Now, do you like this card?  Instead of doing the contest like I normally do..I will give this one away…and all you have to do is say, you love it…and you want it!

I will tally all the wants up and pick a random winner and post it next week!

If you really, really love this card..then send a friend and tell your friend to mention your name and you both get double entries!!  SIMPLE..right?

Now as long as we are talking about AUTHENTIQUE PAPER, let me share some news!!

I got chosen to be part of the new Authentique Paper Design Team!

Here is the post about it!!

http://www.authentiquepaper.com/?p=1010

So tomorrow..come  back and visit and I will share some cards I made with AUTHENTIQUE PAPER supplies over the weekend!

Here is hoping you have a great Wednesday!

Ta ta for now!

I Heart {ippity}, I really do!

27 Jul

I adore all DT’s I am on and the I Heart {ippity} team has been so much fun.

Already I feel like I have some life long friends and I know I would adore them all in person.

As for the stamps?  So much fun!

Today I am using a stamp from the set called

DELIGHTFUL LITTLE THINGS

Isn’t this a great set?

Here is what I came up with.

This was taken at night..I never seem to finish my things in daylight anymore.  So I got up today and took a daylight picture too!

I really focused on circles because I want to enter this into the Circles Circles challenge on The Unity Stamp Co. website.

The picture on my card is a hand-made MOO card.

Moo’s are usually one-dimensional, but I printed my items out separately so I could layer the card.

I thought the image of my little angels toes went perfectly with this phrase.

I had so much fun making this card.

I made a delightful mess I am sure Candace would faint if she saw!

Again I have used lots of products from GRAFIX ARTS.

I used some FUNKY FILM and some METALLIC FOIL BOARD on the background circles.

I adore these products.  They give my cards and scrapbook projects an extra flair and shimmer!

Now let’s talk about winners!!

This is for my I Heart {ippity} card from last week, this one:

I had 8 delightful comments and one wonderful lady was really so sweet to respond and leave comments for all my requirements & you know..that INCREASES your chances (hint….hint!)

I did the random.org number generator and here are the results:

Comment #8 was from:

This works out very nicely for me as I already have things I need to send her!

Thank you Donna for being such a loyal friend and supporter of the things I do!!

Would you like a chance to WIN this weeks card?  Here are my requirements!

Here is the process:

For each one of the requirements you complete you get one entry, leave a  comment for each requirement you completed.

1 – Leave a comment here on my blog telling me your favorite {ippity} stamp set.

2 – Become a follower of my blog

3 – Go over to http://www.iheart-ippity.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment saying JEANNIE sent you over

4 – Become a follower of http://www.iheart-ippity.blogspot.com/

5 – Share on your Facebook page (button is right below the end of this post)

6 – If you are one of my TALLY SCRAPPER sisters..just let me know with your Tally name!! You get a bonus entry!

That’s it!  Up to 6 chances per person to win today’s card!  You must leave a NEW comment for each requirement you complete, like Donna did last week.

Good Luck..I will announce the winner in my next I Heart {ippity} post!

Paper Piecing with I Heart {ippity} stamps

20 Jul

Last week, I had a mini contest going and I am so happy with the amount of participants!  I had 12 entries and you can see here that I used RANDOM.ORG and it chose comment #2!

Comment #2 was submitted by Heather!  So Ms. Heather, please pm me your address..you know how to find me!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Today, I have made a card that covers 3 important things for me!

First, it is for my DT with the awesome blog I Heart {ippity), second, I am entering this into the PAPER PIECING CHALLENGE on the UNITY OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE blog and third, I am using some more supplies from my Tally Scrapper August kit.

I have used the stamp set called: FLOWERS + FRIENDS = PRICELESS.

As you can see, I have paper pieced the flowers and put them on top of my Cheery Lynn Designs die cut flowers called:

JUDY’S BLOOMS.

I love stamping the phrases and cutting them apart and then putting them back together again.  It is a lot of work, but I love how it looks.  My little flag was part of the August Tally Scrapper kit also, however it did not match my card, so I covered it with some of the new AUTHENTIQUE PAPER and added an AUTHENTIQUE DICTION sticker to match the card theme.  Both are from the line called Journey.

I also love adding beads to my cards!  You can see I have also made some handmade paper beads from the paper in my AUGUST TALLY SCRAPPER KIT and can you believe how cute that Zebra ribbon is?  Also from the Tally Scrapper August kit.  I think I will host a giveaway for this card also…

Would you like a chance to WIN this card?

Here is the process:

For each one of the requirements you complete you get one entry, leave a  comment for each requirement you completed.

1 – Leave a comment here on my blog telling me your favorite {ippity} stamp set.

2 – Become a follower of my blog

3 – Go over to http://www.iheart-ippity.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment saying JEANNIE sent you over

4 – Become a follower of http://www.iheart-ippity.blogspot.com/

5 – Share on your Facebook page (button is right below the end of this post)

6 – If you are one of my TALLY SCRAPPER sisters..just let me know with your Tally name!! You get a bonus entry!

That’s it!  Up to 6 chances per person to win today’s card!   Good Luck..I will announce the winner in my next I Heart {ippity} post!

A Cheery Lynn Designs tribute to The Girl in the Garden

1 Jul
For one of my other jobs, I get to Book Reviews for the SIMPLY STACIE blog.
On June 22, 2011 my review of THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN was posted.
To see the review go here.
The book was WONDERFUL.  
Now if it wasn’t enough to have a fabulous book sent to me to read and review,
I was able to interview the author, KAMALA NAIR also.
My Q & A with her is located at:
There is some sort of GOOGLE thing that will not allow me to put the whole content here on my blog,
so be sure to head over to SIMPLY STACIE to see the interview.
For our CHEERY LYNN purposes, you can see, this card is a tribute to the wonderful book cover of The Girl in the Garden.
Isn’t it a GORGEOUS cover?
Here is my card based on the cover.

Here are the 2 side by side.

This was my first time working with the new die called EMPEROR’S SWAN.
I was amazed at what an easy time I had cutting this out. My secret?

You can see how intricate and delicate this die is; the CUTTLEHUG made this painless for me!

I hope you like what I have created today.

Be sure to see these 2 links for a chance to win a copy of this book!  

Chance #1 – http://simplystacie.net/book-giveaway-the-girl-in-the-garden-us-can/ 

Chance #2 – http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/good-news-and-giveaway/

As for my card, I will be sending it to Kamala Nair :)

The winner of the BOOK GIVEAWAY on my blog will get a duplicate of this card for themselves too! 

Be sure to leave me a comment on the Book Giveaway post and This post for a chance to win this card.

If you ever get in a rut and need inspiration, it is really all around you.
Do you have a stack of books?
Go look through the covers and if one inspires you to make a card, I’d love to know and see it!
Look everywhere there is beauty and ideas everywhere!
My challenge for you is to go out and find it somewhere unexpected:)
This has been Jeannie from THE POLKA CABANA with today’s post!
Products used in today’s post:

Sisters of the Sari – New book Review and Giveaway

29 Jun

Do you need a wonderful book to get lost in?  

-My review of  Brenda L. Baker’s

Sisters of the Sari

is up on the Simply Stacie Blog.

I can’t tell you too much here, but I can tell you, I LOVED IT!!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-sisters-of-the-sari/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabana that  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 7/30/2011.  

The time has come and gone for my giveaway on:

WHERE’S MY WAND!  

I do not need to do RANDOM.ORG since Mrs. Donna Woods got all 4 entries!

 Congrats Donna!!  Send me your mailing address:)

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