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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

 

 

 

 

I am back…..Valentine inspiration

30 Jan
Hello Everyone!
It is me, Jeannie.  I am back today with a fun project I hope will get your attention!
I am using products from a fabulous kit from Clear Scraps February Kit club.
This little project I’ve made is a home decor piece.
I am using the itty bitty Unity set called You Make me Mushy.
This is done on a leftover 6 x 6 acrylic page I had from February’s kit.
I also used some Inktense pencils to shade the mushrooms.  I am hooked in those pencils after my first use,
Don’t you love how colorful and happy this looks?
A special thank you to Jamie for my mushroom embellishment on top.  I only use them on the most special of projects!
I hope you like this!  It’s good to be back making things!
I will be back next week with another WOWZER!  Until then!
Ta ta for now!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s I Heart Ippity’s post.

A card with a TREAT inside

10 Aug
Hi everyone, I’m here with my post for Joy’s Life.com.
All of us on the design team have all been focusing on how to use the different craft containers that you can find on the Product page on Joy’s Life.com.
So today I am using one of the mixed sized tubes and also some of the sentiments from Sweet Popsicle Puns.
Here is the front of the card.
 
 
A close up of the sentiment on the card front.

 

 

From the side you can see the tube filled with candy..
 
 
When you open the card you can see the surprise inside.

 

 
Doesn’t that make and extra special card?

 

 
I love using the stamps here and there.

 

 

Here is one last look at the card, the cute little girl is from one of my Mary Engelbreit calendar pages.
 

 

All of my papers are from Canvas Corp, ahhh how I love Canvas Corp papers!!!
That is my card for today!  I hope you enjoyed it.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Wednesday Wowzer Time

25 Jul
Maybe I’ve said this before, but sometimes I make something and I’m just giddy about the finished product!
Today is one of those days!
This is the card I have made for I Heart {ippity}
Have you ever had a need for a card to give to a friend that’s not really a sorry card but more like a Murphy’s Law card, Luck of the Draw card, Guilt by Association card?
This is one of types of occasions.
I am using the set called: Simply Home.
I have paired the set up using Pink Paislee’s Hometown Summer Paper.  The fun thing about this card is the sarcastic humor.  This sweet phrase says: “Life is Simple”
But the occasion I am giving this card, to a friend, for contradicts that, so when you open the doors to the house, it says, “yeah, right!”
Lots of machine sewing and fun details went into this card, since it is Wednesday and I am expected to WOW you!!
I had a ton of fun making this and it was well worth losing quality sleep over!
I hope you have enjoyed this fun card today, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana.
Have a great Wednesday.
I made this card based on sketch #CC40 and will be entering it in that challenge.
Here is the sketch.

Promised Rainbow Flower Tutorial

27 Jan
Hello everyone in the bloggy world.
 This is Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with yet another FLOWER tutorial for you!
Last week I had such a nice response to my rainbow flowers and quite a few of you said YES to my offer for a tutorial, so that is what I am going to share with you today.
I use inexpensive tissue paper for these flowers.
The first thing I do is to cut strips long enough to fit the CUTIES #4 die on.  I make them wide enough to cut 2 times from the paper. The stack is cut from the unfolded pack of paper.  I use the whole thickness (30 sheets deep) for the flowers.
Here is my big secret…my dye!  I’d love to use some sort of expensive dye, but I am a struggling artist after all and can’t afford something like that.  I had this idea to take Kool-Aid packets and mix with a little bit of water and rubbing alcohol to make my own die.  Here you can see the bottles all mixed and lined up ready to go.
I have the papers on top of a cookie rack, which is on top of a cookie sheet, to catch any drips that might occur. I like to try to do 2 complete ROYGBIV patterns on the tissue paper.
Here you can see I have gotten all the dye on the paper, now they need to dry.  I put the, in the oven at 170 degrees for about 20 min.  But, I do not endorse this as I know paper in the oven…sounds risky!
Here the strips are all dry.
After I cut all my cuties, I like to stitch them to keep them together. ( I lengthen the stitch to make sure the machine does not destroy the flowers,)
When putting these together, whether you choose to stitch them like me, or glue them, it is imperative to have the petals of the 2 die cut strips lined up so that the bottom layer of petals show up in the gap of the petals in the top layer.  Below is a close up of what I am trying to say.
To assemble the flowers, I use these sticks that are about the size of toothpicks, without the pointy ends.
Apply hot glue to the tip of one of the sticks and roll the beginning of the flower around the stick…
…and hold there until the glue is dry.
Then just roll the flower up and secure with another drop of hot glue.
Next, cut the stick very as close as you can get to the base of the flower.
On a circle about 5/8 wide, have a big dollop of hot glue waiting and…
…glue the flowers to the circle.
After the glue is dry, I take a very soft toothbrush to fluff and separate the tissue paper layers.
Here they are all fluffed up.
When using these types of flowers, I like to have a nice crisp white background.
 I have only used the Cuties #4 flowers and the Dancing Doily Lace Border.
They make such a colorful presentation.
So, there you have it!  I kept my word and divulged my secret!
I hope you have enjoyed my post today.
Be sure to check out our current Challenge.  This week our theme is
DRY EMBOSSING.
You can get all the details here.
I am off to pack, heading to Southern California for CHA!
 I am so excited to be there with Cheery Lynn Designs.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Wednesday Wowzer & Giveaway announcement

11 Jan

 

I have been working with some very fun Embossing Powders from WOW.

This is a whole new line and I was so happy to find out I can use them on whatever I want now!

I knew the mushrooms from the Because of You set would be perfect for these powders.

My card is based on a sketch you can find on the Chick Challenges website.  It is Chick Challenge #10.
Because I photographed this indoors at night you can’t really see the shine of the powders.  I love embossing because it gives stamped images that extra Wow effect.

I layered the mushrooms with dimensional foam and since I need the red to stand-out, I used 2 layers of foam.  You can see the foam from this side shot.

 

Here is one last look, I just love the colors and patterns!
Remember I am now officially the Wednesday Wowzer girl..I sure hope I have WOWED you today!
NOW….for the winner of my giveaway last week for I Heart {ippity}.
I had 6 comments and here is what Random.org chose
The first person to comment on me post last week was…..
Ellen
So Ellen if you are out there..use the CONTACT ME  tab at the top of this page and send me your mailing information.
Be sure to follow me and keep checking back, you never know when I will have another giveaway!
Have a WACKY and WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post!

Wednesday WOWZER Time!!

14 Dec

How are you today?

Today I have such a fun card for you!

I have used the set called Because of You and I am using a sketch from

The Sweetest Thing.

Here is the sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch. (I rotated the sketch one turn to the right)

I don’t know what it is about mushrooms..they just make me smile!

I just went with colors and prints that made me happy for this card.

I hope it makes you smile too!

Head on over to I Heart {ippity} we have such creative gals!

I love everything they make, every week.

Go and see for yourself.

Have a great day and remember this is the season of giving, not the season of stress and greed!  Relax and enjoy and don’t get caught up in the worldly view of this season.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Ink, Paper

Embossing Folders – Sixxix

My Minds Eye – Fine and Dandy Girl Decorative Papers

I Heart {ippity} stamps 

Crepe Paper Ribbon – Jenni Bowlin

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