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Shopping Girl’s Dream

7 Sep
This is a little shadow box I got for $1.00 at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section because what ever was in the shadow box had been ripped off.
Knowing I would use it at some point, yep, I bought the silly thing.
I’m so lucky to have all my Cheery Lynn Designs Dies to work with. Here is what my $1.00 “purchase” turned out like.
Improvement, agree?
I took the Reflections Scalloped Circle Die, and used it as a 1/2 circle for the banners at the top.
I framed the sentiment on the bottom with Scalloped Rectangles.
All my papers are by Authentique Paper and the stamp set it called If the Shoe Fits, by Unity Stamp Co.
I think this turned out adorable and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana posting for Cheery Lynn Designs.
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Our current them is STITCHING.
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Wednesday Afternoon Wowzer

5 Sep
 Today is a day I really should have just stayed in bed!
I thought it was Tuesday, and it hit me at some point that it was Wednesday and then I remembered I am the WOWZER girl, and I have NOTHING to show for it. I dropped the kiddos off to school and had every intention to come home and make a QUICK, CLEAN and SIMPLE card and load it up real quick on the blog.  Well that is not so easy for me to do…I get sidetracked as I go!
First, I knew I wanted to use my own nails as my inspiration.  OK, that might be kind of VAIN but so what!  If you knew me, it is rare that I have a vain moment, allow me this one, OK??
To add to my own vain moment, well yes those are my nails…and I made my little design up all on my own…Yep I know…Nails = Just like crafting!  Easy Peasy!!
Here is my card based on my nails!  I am using the fabulous set called, FABULOUS GIRL.
What a fitting title!  Since I’m feeling rather fabulous about the way this card turned out!
All except for my intention of it being clean and simple.
Plus, I  will not go into the gory details of glue malfunctions, sticky tape stubborn backing, hot glue annoying web like strings, craft room mess that allows me to find nothing when I need it….
Nope we won’t talk about any of that at all.
I love working with tiny things like putting a tiny skirt in the stamped dress…
…adding the ruffles to the phrase…
…it’s the little things that make a card unique and a work of art!
I hope you have enjoyed my WOW for the today!
This has been me,  Jeannie,  from The Polka Cabana posting for I Heart {ippity}.
Have a great Wednesday, well what’s left of it that is!!!

Wednesday Wowzer Thursday!

30 Aug
Hello Everyone, It’s me Wednesday’s Child on a Thursday.  Yesterday was the new release BLOG HOP, so I am posting today instead.
I made up a pretty card to say farewell to a retiring co-worker.
I am using the set called Flowers + Friends = Priceless.
As many times as I have used this set, I never tire of it.
I couldn’t find an “I miss you” sentiment quickly enough, so I used some mini type letters.
Hopefully there is enough room for lots of people to sign their names.
My papers are from a past Deena Ziegler card kit. I love grabbing my kits when I am in a hurry.  I always use my own design but at least the guess work of the colors and paper matching is done and I get to focus on the design of the card instead!
I hope I have WOW’d you even if it is Thursday!  This has been Jeannie posting for I Heart {ippity}, have a great day!

Wednesday Wowzer {ippity} Time

22 Aug
Today I have a fun card I have made with a special friend in mind to give this to.
This is for a friend who lives locally and works harder than most women I know.
She is quiet and has been known to hide behind produce to avoid talking to people, but I can say I have been lucky enough to go out to Ice Cream with her, so it’s safe to say, we are beyond the hiding behind the produce stage:)
I am using the set called SIMPLY HOME for this card.  While making this card, I thought of my friend Brooke, for so many reasons.  She runs her own farm, she posts the most hilarious things sometimes about her adventures on the farm, she works with the local search and rescue team(I don’t know if I got the term right, sorry), she is a wonderful cook, a wonderful mom, wife and a devoted and loving daughter of god.
The phrase on the card says “Life is Simple.”  I thought of that, and physically life in far from simple for Brooke.  But it is important for you to know, that she is the kind of person that would tell you that if you just break life down to the basics, such as Living for and Loving God and finding Joy in something every day, then you could say that yes, “Life is Simple.” ….and that is why this card inspired me to think and write about Brooke and make this just for her!
So there you have it..a little peek into the life of someone I know!
I’ll give this to her as is…so she can just have it in her home, or if she feels like giving it someone at some point..she can!
I hope you liked my story…
Special kudos goes to Cheery Lynn Designs for the dies I used on this card also!

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.

Wednesday Wowzer with {ippity} stamps

18 Jul
Today I am sharing a card I whipped up very last-minute for my, I Heart {ippity}, post.
I am using a set that is called Born of my Heart.
There are lots of great phrases in this new set.  I did not use the full phrase that went with this “LOVE”.
 But, that is what is so great about this set.
You can break the phrases apart and use bits and pieces or use the phrases and words “as is.”
I was able to create this card in literally no time at all since this is a card I have from one of my older kits from my delightful friend and mentor, Deena Ziegler.
I love to buy her kits and sometimes I create her cards like her diagrams say to and other times like with this one, I just kind of do my own thing!
 I hope you have liked my WOWZER for today!
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Princess Worthy

13 Jul
Following our theme on the Cheery Lynn Challenge Blog I have made this mostly SILVER card for you to see today.
The theme for this week on the challenge blog is
I took the ONE FREE WISH die and instead of leaving the moon shaped area opened, I backed it with lots of mixed pink printed papers.
The background papers are cut with the Scalloped Rectangle Stackers.
The very base silver rectangle is embossed with Black Eyed Susans.
I then took the Small Lace Butterfly and cut it in silver, cut it in half and placed it on the fairies existing wings to make the fairy extra fancy.
I using some embossing powder and a stamp to stamp the word to stamp the word PRINCESS and embellished the phrase with some Pretty Petals.
Overall, I think it is a different look from the silver and gold card you usually see, since this word work for a little girl.  I love the way it turned out.
I really like how the silver works with the black and pink.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Wednesday Fun with Cherries

11 Jul
Believe it or not..today’s recipe is QUICK AND SIMPLE.
I am using my {ippity} stamps from I Heart {ippity}
I wanted to use the cheery from the set called
I wanted the cherries to stand out, so I made the over all card pretty plain.
I was able to make the cherries appear 3-d by embossing each heart individually and creating the puffy effect you see in the picture.
To finish off the card I had a left over shrink film cherry that I dangled from my sentiment.
Pretty cute..at least I think;)
I hope you have enjoyed my post today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana, have a great day!

From Trash to Treasure

27 Jun
This might sound so cliche, but I am so excited to share what I have made today!

My daughter could not find any shorts in the stores that she likes(they were all too short) so, we bought pants and I made them into shorts.  Call me a hoarder, but I have a tough time throwing anything away.

Here are the pieces of denim I cut off the pants.

A normal person would have just chucked them in the garbage.  But, I am far from normal!
I thought it would be cool to emboss in white on the denim, I tried that first, but the white actually absorbed too much into the denim.
Here you can see I have all my supplies ready to go.  I have the denim on top of some large acrylic stamping blocks for a hard surface to stamp on.
Here you can see I stamped all the supplies wanted to use, denim, Mary Engelbreit fabric, twill tape, and organza ribbon.
Here is the final product after I put it all together on come thick chipboard and mounted it on some fabulous coordinating Canvas Corp Papers.
I am using the set called:  Let your Heart take Flight.
The lettering is much darker in person,
I just had a blast making this picture.
It’s so fun to find buttons and beads to add to projects like this.
The puffy heart pillow really adds a fun touch to this.
So there you have it, my attempt to WOW you!!
How did I do??
This has been my version of from Trash to Treasure, with Jeannie from The Polka Cabana.

Wednesday Wowzer Time

20 Jun
Today, I am doing something a little different.  I am using one of the challenge card sketches for a GIFT BAG!
You can find the sketch challenge here:
Here is the sketch:
Here is the gift bag I have created.
The stamp I used to create the flowers is the heart from the set Straight From The Heart.
All of my paper products(not the tissue paper though) are from Canvas Corp.
I spritzed my papers with Tattered Angels Verdigris.  Wow!!  I am so in love with that color!!!
The bright colors are perfect for this project since I am also entering this in the Unity Opportunity Challenge called BRIGHT.
After making this, I am inspired to make more to have on hand for when I need a gift bag at the spur of the moment.
It always seems like I need one and then don’t have time to actually sit and make one in the time frame when I need it!  Do you know what I mean?
Well, I hope you have like this!  I sure do!!!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
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