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THE PROCESS – from imagination to reality

13 May

My Cheery Lynn Designs card today is one I have had

in my mind to do for quite a while.

Seriously, there are times I feel I might be losing my mind, when I am thinking and dreaming of things I can create or do with paper.

Today’s card is just one of those daydreams.

I knew when I saw the AT THE BEACH set, I wanted to do a card with

MADAME BLUEBERRY and that set combined.

I started cutting out my pieces but knew I also wanted to combine some of the new dies into the card also.  Somehow I wanted to use the new DARLING DAISIES set with this card, but did not know quite where to put them, yet!

I assembled my beach chair and looked at how small it was, and thought, MADAME BLUEBERRY might be a tad too large for it, but it all came together in the end.

Now, do not worry too much, when I start talking like Madame Blueberry is real, on my card, SHE IS, at least to me.

She just got her polka dot bathing suit and just got a summer hair-do.

The AT THE BEACH set comes with some great ocean waves, but since I knew I wanted to use the new DARLING DAISIES set, the ocean scene was not going to work.

I imagine MADAME BLUEBERRY sitting in her backyard, enjoying her beautiful flower garden, while sipping her Lime-aid by the side of her pool.

For the pool, I simply used 2 of the rectangles from the SCALLOPED RECTANGLE set.

So, there you have it!  Yep, I have lost my mind!   I can’t help it.  These VEGGIE TALE dies are just so fun to create these whimsical, fun cards!

Perfect card to give to a teacher, a neighbor or a friend.

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you like my crazy blog post and the opportunity to see how it is I formulate my card ideas, at least some of the time:)

Have a great weekend and get some sun, put your feet up and have a nice cold lemon-aide or something like that:)

This has been Jeannie from THE POLKA CABANA.  Ta Ta For Now!!

Products used in today’s post:

SCALLOPED RECTANGLE

DARLING DAISIES

MADAME BLUEBERRY

AT THE BEACH 

Celebrating Mom with the Veggies

29 Apr
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, May 8, 2011. Have you made your mom a card yet?
I have a cute card to share today. It celebrates all those trying dinners when your mom would tell you to EAT YOUR VEGETABLES. This card is in remembrance of my mom. When she was little, she hated peas! She called them those “squishy little green things.”
I love to think of new things to doe with my VEGGIE TALES dies.
I sit and go through countless puns to use with them.
Here is what I came up with for Mother’s Day.

Now before you get all excited, I do not think there are a mom and daughter duo on VEGGIE TALES. I just made this up with what I had.

I used paper from KAISERCRAFT called

Nan’s Favourites

it all came together perfectly.

Luckily Mama Pea wears about the same size clothes as MADAME BLUEBERRY, so we borrowed some things from her.

Now for my PUN! I ap“PEA”ciate you, get it? (I appreciate you)
Yes, I know I am so punny!
Here is the inside of my card.
I hope you have enjoyed my “SHOW & TELL” today. On a side note, it just hit me, my 1st grader always has Show & Tell on Friday’s too!
I will have to tell him we have that in common!
Until next time! Have a great day and EAT YOUR PEAS!!
Products used in today’s project:

Jean Claude and Philippe Pea

Fridays with Cheery Lynn Designs

25 Feb
I sure do hope some have come by today to see the full project that I gave you all a teaser for last week. Remember that tiny picture I shared? Here it is again.

Well, before I share the rest of this project with you, let me share a card I have made with the little Veggies again. Do you know how versatile these dies are? With a little imagination, these dies can be use for really ANY occasion.

Here is one of the Peas decked out like a Cowboy or would that be a Cowpea?


Over on the Cheery Lynn Design Blog, we have been trying to WOW you with the Cheery Lynn Designs Embossing Plates.  I have used quite a few on this card. 

I started by cutting my card with

Circle – Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies

Then I embossed the circle with the RODEO embossing plate.

 Because I was using the Core d’ nations cardstock, I was able to lightly sand the card front for the embossing pattern to appear.

 

Do you like all the dangling tags, they are all different branding iron images.

They are from the embossing plate called RANCH BRANDS/COWBOY BOOTS & HAT.

The boots and hat on the PEA are from the same plate, other side, it is a two sided plate.

 Also, the rope the tags are dangling from are from the same plate.  A very versatile plate, if you ask me!

Other products used on this card are OPTIMISTIC 1/2 inch Font set, MOUNTAINS BORDER DIE, and the GALLOPING HORSE die.

I am not a horse person, but hey, I can make a horse person card, any ole’ day!
Now, on to where my comfort zone is!
  
Cuteness, rhinestones and my kids!

The little teaser last week was a portion of this picture.

My little one LOVES Madame Blueberry!

It was my little one’s 4th birthday not too long ago. I was at Old Navy and found this very inexpensive skirt and clearance.

 It was purple and white stripped. I immediately saw(in my head) Madame Blueberry on there and had to get it for my daughter.

I found a plain white shirt to go along with it, here is the Birthday girl modeling her outfit for you.


She just loves her new outfit! It is truly a one of a kind outfit!

Here is a close up of Madame Blueberry on the skirt.

Oh, yes, she is QUITE the princess!

I used a high grade felt for most of Madame Blueberry’s pieces. I used individual rhinestones to write the word PRINCESS above Madame Blueberry’s head.

Now, remember, if you are going to go get some stones, you have to check out Rhinestone Hues on Etsy!


My last tip is that I used a mixture of a high grade fabric glue and Heat n’ Bond to attach things to the clothing. For my machine appliqueing, I used a clear nylon thread!


Hope you have enjoyed this project, imagine all the things you can make using your dies as fabric appliques.


I am sure to have something fun to share next week, so come back and see!  I love to hear from you so please leave me a comments, especially if there is something you’d like to see or know how to do that I have not covered!

TA TA FOR NOW!! This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana.

It’s all about the Veggies!

25 Jan

Ok, you crafty types out there.  What do I have to do to convert you all to loving my friends as much I do?  Which friends you ask?  You know, Bob, Larry, Jimmy, Jerry?  The VEGGIE TALES?  Well, I have such exciting things to share about my little veggie friends.   Cheery Lynne Designs have given the Veggies, their own place to shine.  You will be able to check in with them, and me, weekly to see what mischief we have gotten into.  Please go and visit THE PRODUCE AISLE over on Cheery Lynn Designs. 

I will still be with the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and will continue to have new things, there, to entice with all of the Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  THE PRODUCE AISLE will be for the VEGGIES only and anyone they care to include:) 

This week, I have a lot to share with you, so grab a V-8 and keep scrolling.  The owners of Cheery Lynn Designs wanted to have some of the Veggie Tale characters to ship to the BIG IDEA studiosBIG IDEAs, do you know who they are?  They are the creators, the geniuses behind VEGGIE TALES. 

Ok,  back to my story, it kind of goes like this:

Cheery Lynn Boss A to Boss B = Let’s send some of the Veggie Tale Characters to BIG IDEAs and they can assemble them to see what they look like

Cheery Lynn Boss B = Oh?

Cheery Lynn Boss A to Boss B = Maybe you could assemble them and mail them off to BIG IDEAs?

Cheery Lynn Boss B = ***Snickers***

Cheery Lynn Boss B to Boss A = How about I ask Jeannie, if she could make some cards or something to send their way?

There you have it, the reason behind today’s and some upcoming creations I have done.  The second I was asked to do something for BIG IDEAs, I knew I wanted to do a family portrait.  I had quite the problem, getting all these guys to cooperate for the picture, but finally we got some good shots!  (Kidding, this is a paper pieced Family Picture)

On this picture, that measures 11 inches wide and 8 1/2 inches tall, I used ALL of the Veggie Tale Dies.  You can view the whole gang(dies) here.  I also used, Picket Fence, Mountains Border, Scallop Circle and some new plates that are called Stitching Plates.  I had so much fun making this. 

I can see this framed and hanging in a baby’s room, a daycare, a church nursery a newlywed gift that says “{insert last name} EST {insert year}.”  I can see something like this used for many different occasions.  They are cute, colorful and HAPPY!!  Here are some more pictures.

Left side of portrait:

Right side of portrait:

A little closer up to see the detail.

I love using rhinestones on my projects and my favorite supplier is: Rhinestone Hue’s on Etsy.  She got my addicted to rhinestuds, which she mostly sells on EBAY.  On this portrait I have used BOTH the studs and the stones.

Her Etsy store: http://www.rhinestonehues.etsy.com
Her Ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/Rhinestone-Hues

Before putting this portrait together, the Veggies had a photo shoot individually. 

BOB


LARRY

MADAME BLUEBERRY

JIMMY GOURD

JERRY GOURD

JEAN CLAUDE & PHILLIPE PEA


PA GRAPE

Not pictured are Archilbald Asparagus and Jr. Asparagus.  They must have been out helping LARRY BOY or something!

After I got them all individually pictured, I decided to do some magic with them.  By extracting them from their white background, I was able to turn them into .png files. Now I can use them digitally.  Here are my examples.  This first example  is my .ning page header.  Again, the Asparagus’s are missing..oops!  I used 2 digital kits by STUDIO FLERGS on this banner.

 

 

Last, is my new profile picture for some different sites I am on and THE PRODUCE AISLE.

 

So, there you have it!  My long-winded post.  After playing with these guys, digitally, it sure does get my brain thinking of the many possibilities with my paper creations.  You know that ALLADIN song “A WHOLE NEW WORLD”?  That is what I am thinking.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please visit us in THE PRODUCE AISLE often, we will continue to make you smile!

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