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A new class coming up for me…..

14 May

I have another class coming up at Ben Franklin.

This one is coming up quick.

The date is Tuesday May 28th, 2013.  The time is from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.

The cost will be $22.00 for 4 12 x 12 pages. (That translates to 2 complete 2 page layouts, all paper supplies included)

Not included are the following.

SCISSORS, ADHESIVES, FOAM DOTS, DIMENSIONAL FOAM, GLUE DOTS, DISTRESSING INKS AND SPONGES ACRYLIC PAINT FOR DOTS.

Because of time constraints, it is best to do distressing and paint dots at your leisure, at a later time, namely at home.

Without further ado, here are the pages we will be doing.

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So, what do you think?  Are you interested in coming?  What about a Kit?

You can order a Kit for $20.00.  If you don’t live by me you just pay for the kit plus shipping, it’s that easy!!

I have based the layouts of course on the lovely Mary Engelbreit.  But I also love the art of  Lauren Child.  I love how she mixes pictures of  real objects with her drawings and art.

That’s what I have done with these layouts.  Some of the items are actual pictures mixed with die cuts and other things.  I just love how everything turned out and I hope you like these layouts too.

If you want to sign up for the class to take from me at Ben Franklin,

Call: (530) 273-1348.

Let them know you want to sign up for a class and they will direct you to the right department.

If you want to order a kit, send me a message at:

jmdegruc@yahoo.com.

I will need a mailing address to quote your shipping.

That’s it for today!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday Valentine Wowzer

6 Feb
Hello Crafty Ones!
I am here to show you my I Heart Ippity project, hooray:)
I have used a lot of different stamp sets for this;)
The polka dot gift bag, I picked up over at Deena Ziegler.com.
I made a heart shrinky dink with some Grafix Arts Red Shrink Film.
Inside my gift bag is a candy filled tube of M & M’s.
Plastic tube and papers are from my workplace, Ben Franklin Crafts in Grass Valley, CA.
Now to let you know all the stamps I used, get ready….
What do you think?  Wouldn’t you love to get a Valentine like this?
I hope I have “WOW”ed you today!  Thank for stopping by and visiting.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s I Heart Ippity‘s post.

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 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!!!

Joy’s Life Cri-kits BLOG HOP

25 Aug

Welcome to the Joy’s Life Cri-Kit  BLOG HOP.

I have made a gorgeous card to inspire you how to use these fun pens with your electronic cutting machines.

Here is the card I made which is a mixture of using the Cri-Kit pens and and then I also used a die cut butterfly to accentuate the colored design.

I am using the stamp set called Sweet Popsicle Puns.

 The drawn butterfly design is from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.

 The die cut butterflies are fro Cheery Lynn Designs.

 I had so much fun this week learning how to use the pen in my Cricut Expression.  The Cri-Kit pens open up a whole new world of possibilities.  I can’t wait to keep trying more things with the many different colors I have.

I used the Glitter Pen set to color in the butterfly and WOW, do those glitter pens shimmer!

I hope you have enjoyed my card, since it is late and I did not have time to get together any Blog Candy…

My blog give away for this HOP is

1)  THIS CARD

2)  A RAINBOW SET OF BUTTERFLIES FROM THE DIE ABOVE

To qualify, be sure to leave a comment on my blog

and all the other blog along the hop and I will chose a random winner and post at the end of the hope when everyone else posts their winners!!! 

You know how BLOG HOPS WORK!!

…the fun still goes on..

Here is the line up for the HOP.  You should have started at…

Joy’s blog.

www.joyslife.com/

You should have arrived at my blog FROM

Sarabeth’s blog.

http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com/

Your next stop is NINA’S  blog.

Here is the link to her blog.

http://waffleflower.com

 Let’s go see what she has made for us to see for this fun Blog Hop.

Here is the BLOG LINE UP, in case you get lost.

START HERE*******Joy: www.joyslife.com/******

Lori: http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com

Laura: http://www.laurascraftsandmore.com

Sarabeth: http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com

Jeannie: http://www.polkacabana.wordpress.com

Nina: http://waffleflower.com

Amy: http://redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

Jennie: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com

Patty: http://craftykitten1.blogspot.com

Maria: http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com

Ashley: http://marklandandmain.blogspot.com

Cyndy: http://arcyscraps.blogspot.com

Megan: http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com

Stacey: http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Thanks for joining us today.  Remember…

Your next stop is NINA’S  blog.

http://waffleflower.com

Have a great week-end and a wonderful time hopping along..

Recipe for Fun Blog Hop

14 Jul

Welcome to the Joys Life RECIPE FOR FUN BLOG HOP.

I have made 2 things to inspire you.

A Popcorn snack set.

I am using the set called Yummy Puns.

 All of my paper and twine are from Canvas Corp.

This adorable little tin is from Joy’s Life.com. You can find them under the tab that says Craft Containers.

I made this on a piece of durable 12 x 12 piece of cardstock so it holds up nicely.

 Aren’t these colors just perfect for a nice sleepover, get together or Foodie type party?

You know how BLOG HOPS WORK!!

…the fun still goes on..

Here is the line up for the HOP.  You should have started at…

Joy’s blog.

www.joyslife.com/

You should have arrived at my blog FROM

AMY’S blog.

http://redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

Your next stop is NINA’S  blog.

http://waffleflower.com

Here is the link to her blog.  Let’s go see what she has made for us to see for this fun Blog Hop.

Here is the BLOG LINE UP, in case you get lost.

START HERE*******Joy: www.joyslife.com/******

Joy: http://joyslife.com

Stacey: http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Megan: http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com

Cyndy: http://arcyscraps.blogspot.com

Ashley: http://marklandandmain.blogspot.com

Maria: http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com

Patty: http://craftykitten1.blogspot.com

Amy: http://redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

YOU ARE HERE*******Jeannie: http://www.polkacabana.wordpress.com*****YOU ARE HERE

YOU’RE NEXT STOP***Nina: http://waffleflower.com***YOU’RE NEXT STOP

Lori: http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com

Sarabeth: http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com

Laura: http://www.laurascraftsandmore.com

Jennie: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com

Thanks for joining us today.  Remember…

Your next stop is NINA’S  blog.

http://waffleflower.com

Have a great week-end and a wonderful time hopping along..

Wednesday Wowzer Banner

16 May
Today I am using the {ippity} set called New Season, New Wonder.
I am using these mini gift card sized bags from CANVAS CORP as my base.
I thought this would be so cute using nice bright summer colors.
Using powders from WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS was the perfect touch since I had some vibrant colored powders to choose from.
I embellished a little with some puffy stickers I had from MOMENTA.
The puffy fruit stickers were the perfect finishing touch.
These bags are the perfect size to create a banner that is not overwhelming in size.
I hope you have enjoyed this idea of mine!
Do you love banners like I do?
Now…where should I hang this?? hmmm??
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Mary Engelbreit meets {ippity}, Polka style!!

9 May
For those of you who know my tastes and styles a little, it should come as no surprise how much I over the top, totally and forever LOVE MARY ENGELBREIT, right?
Well today I am using a card pattern I have from one of her books.
It is a tri-fold card.
Here is the front of the card.
I am using the set called Something Groovy.
One of my favorite things to do is to use my Mary Engelbreit calendars for my cards and things
I was not quite sure if I could find a picture that went along with this 70′s inspired Something Groovy stamp set…but I did! (I think the girl is PERFECT for this card!)
The center portion of the card is a pocket.
All my bright and fun paper is from
This is the saying that was on the calendar page I used, it goes perfect with the theme of the card.
Here is the card all laid open.
Here it is folded back up.
Standing up, so you can get an idea of how it is made.
This was such a fun project to make!
I hope you have enjoyed this card!
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

My last Gel A Tins post

26 Apr

This is a bittersweet post.  My term is up this month with Gel A Tins stamps and I completely missed the Team Call for the next term

I have had a ton of fun creating with these adorable stamps.

I have to say my favorite thing about Gel A Tins is the fact they come in this wonderful Tin.

Storage is pretty easy when your stamps come in their own storage system.

Today I am using the set called  Sugar & Spice.

I am also using the Mojo Monday Sketch # 238.

Here is my card for today:)

I looked at the sketch and knew that I wanted to try using my Mini Polaroid die for this card.

It a very simple color scheme and I think it is a fun variation of the Mojo Monday sketch.

Just using white embossing powder, I was able to keep the black and white theme for the card.

But there is never a problem with a splash of pink, right?

So there you have it:  My last card for the wonderful and generous people over at Gel A Tins stamps.

I have had a lot of fun here and hope that you have enjoyed the things I have shared.

This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

JW Illustrations + WOW Embossing + Momenta = Amazing!

12 Mar

I have a new card to share with you with and added technique.

I want to shoe you how I took a digital stamp and used multiple embossing powders to create a One of a Kind card.

I used the Digital Stamp from Jessica Weible Illustraions called HOT AIR BALLOON

What I did first was to print the image out multiple times and used an embossing pen to lay done the embossing ink and then embossed the Hot Air Balloon in the following colors.  I am using all WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS from the line called Candy Counter Collection.

After I embossed all the colors, I carefully cut each one out and pieced the Hot Air Balloon back together.

Because I am lucky enough to work with Momenta on their D-Lite team, I had some paper and products that matched my balloon perfectly.

The papers I used are from this 5 x 7 Cardstock Pad and stickers from their Kaleidoscope line.

Isn’t this just a bright and cherry card?

Companies supplies used:

Jessica Weible Illustration

Wow Embossing Powders

Momenta

Craftword Cards

Martha Stewart Punches

Cheery Lynn Designs

The Twinery

Me & My Big Ideas

Thanks for stopping by today…do you love all these bright colors or what??

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