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Wednesday Wowzer Time

25 Jan
Today I am sharing a card that our own {ippity} Heather has challenged us with.  You can find the challenge HERE.
Here is the sketch for the challenge.
Here is what I have created based on the sketch.
I have used 2 different sets on this card.  The sets are called,  Time for Friends and Your Friendship, My Cup of Tea.
I am also using my super yummy Embossing Powders from WOW Embossing Powders.
I loved the sketch.  I hope you like this card, I LOVE IT!  Polka Dots & Cherries, how can I go wrong with those, right?
Well that is it for me today!
ALSO….A BONUS CARD!!
This is using an itty, bitty, {ippity},(say that 3 times fast!!) called HAPPY.
You all know my love affair with Roy G. Biv and this phrase sang Roy G. Biv to me!
All those flowers are hand made by me using the fabulous die called Cuties 2. Th background flourish(my favorite) is called Fanciful Flourish. Both dies are by Cheery Lynn Designs.
This card I plan on entering into the NEW BEGINNINGS Challenge. You can read about that challenge here…wish me luck!!
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
  See you next week!
This has been Jeannie from THE POLKA CABANA with today’s post!

Sweet Stamps Tuesday!!

24 Jan

Starting today on the Sweet Stamps blog, we have another new challenge for you!

LOVE

Perfect challenge for this time of year!

Here is my card.  I have used so many supplies from Sweet Stamps.com.


Where do I start to let you know all the fun things I used on this card?  My background paper has been embossed with the DAMASK folder and all my decorative papers are from the LOVE LETTERS 6×6 pad.

The doll is called RUSSIAN DOLL, her wings are SMALL LACE BUTTERFLY WITH ANGEL WING.

The stamp YOU ARE LOVED finishes off the card.  I also used the FRUIT PUNCH Stickles to add some pretty shimmers to this.

If you like challenges and want to join out challenge, head on over to the Sweet Stamps blog and read the entry requirements and link up with us!

You have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps and you can buy some really fun stamps and accessories there!

I hope you are having a wonderful January. Can you believe it is 2012?

I am on the COUNTDOWN, counting down the days until I get to leave for CHA!!

As of this post it will be 4 days till my departure!!

I CAN’T WAIT!!

JW Illustrations with Authentique Paper

23 Jan

It is a rainy day AGAIN and I ham creating with some cute things today!

Today I am going to show you a card I have made for JW Illustrations.

JW stands for Jessica Weible, just so you know!

Most of you know I have a thing for ladybugs, so I am using the LADY LOVE BUG digital stamp.

Here is what I came up with.

How do you like the paper combination?  It is a new collection from Authentique Paper called MIRACLE COLLECTION – GIRL.

As already mentioned the adorable bug is by JW Illustrations.  I love digital stamps because there is so much you can do with them.

I love being able to manipulate, and do what ever I can figure out how to do with, digital stamps.

As for the products I have used today here is a little list:

Stamp – Lady Love Bug – JW Illustrations

Paper – Authentique Papers – Miracle- Girl

Letter Stickers – Authentique Paper – Miracle Collection

Rhinestuds – Rhinstone Hues – Etsy

Pennant Die – Cheery Lynn Designs

Twine – The Twinery

Candi – Sweet Stamps.com

What do you think?  Do you use Digital Stamps?  If so, what is your favorite thing to do with them?  I’d love to know!

Ok…I am done for today!  I might make another something for tomorrow…you never know!

Have a great day!

~Jeannie

What do creative minds do on rainy days??

20 Jan

As my title asks, what do creative minds do on rainy days?

Do we cook? NO!!

Do we clean house? NO!

Do we catch up on laundry?  HECK NO!

We …..  CREATE!

It is a rainy, I am so happy to say that, we need it so badly.

Today I am going to show you a card I have made for JW Illustrations.

JW stands for Jessica Weible, just so you know!

I am using her Valentine Car Stamp, that just so happens to be ON SALE right now!!!

Here is what I came up with.

I am so blessed to have so many different items to play around with.

What I mean is, this card is a compilation of many companies that I work with, love and happily endorse!

As already mentioned the adorable car is by JW Illustrations.  I love digital stamps because there is so much you can do with them.

You can use your favorite papers or stamps, the possibilities are endless.

As for the products I have used today here is a little list:

Stamp – Valentine Car Stamp – JW Illustrations

Paper – Authentique Papers – Freebird – Delight

Letter Stickers – Authentique Paper – Miracle Collection

Stamps – Unity – Authentique Paper – You + Me = Bliss

Embossing Powder – Wow Embossing Powder – BUBBLE GUM, WHIRLY POP & GUMMY BEAR GREEN

Rhinestuds – Rhinstone Hues – Etsy

What do you think?  Do you use Digital Stamps?  If so, what is your favorite thing to do with them?  I’d love to know!

Ok…I am done for today!  I might make another something for tomorrow…you never know!

Have a great day!

~Jeannie

Sweet Stamps Tuesday!!

17 Jan

Starting today on the Sweet Stamps blog, we have another new challenge for you!

RED, PINK & WHITE

What a fun challenge!  I would love for you to play along.

Here is my card.


I started by using the Stuffed Bear stamp and then used the  Posey Border for the flowers on the bear’s head and embellishments on the main flower.  The main flower is a die called Flower Dies.  The sentiments are To A Special and Friend.

Other items I used on this are:

Spica Pen – Lipstick

Spica Pen – Red

Spica Pen – Melon

Fairy Dust

If you like challenges and want to join out challenge, head on over to the Sweet Stamps blog and read the entry requirements and link up with us!

You have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps and you can buy some really fun stamps and accessories there!

I hope you are having a wonderful January. Can you believe it is half over?

Well…I am off to make a new card, have a great day!

New Releases from Cheery Lynn Designs

15 Jan

It is that time again…New Releases time from Cheery Lynn Designs.

You can see all the new designs at the online store here.

For this first card, I have used the new die called French Lattice Small.  I also used the French Lattice to emboss by using an Embossing Pad.  Other ides I used are,  Judy’s Bloom and Heart’s D’Vine.

The white background is the paper I embossed with the French Lattice Small,

How do you like those gold tone buttons?  Those are REAL VINTAGE, meaning, they were from some buttons I have that were my Grandma’s.

For my next card I used the new die called Queen Anne’s Lace Border.

I also used the small heart from the inside of the HEARTLAND AMERICA die.

To add a special touch, I took the Queen Anne’s Lace and lined the envelope flap with it also.

For this last card I used the new die called Swedish Spring Oval.

Don’t you love that little bicycle?  It is our Little Pink Bicycle die.

Such a cute card for a thank-you or friendship card.

I have another card already planned and I will be back to share that this coming Friday!

The new dies are just wonderful.  Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Cheery Lynn Designs goes and WOWs us AGAIN!

This new release of dies are AMAZING!

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog to see what the other DT has done with the new dies.

While you are there checkout our current challenge, BEAUTIFUL BORDERS.

Extreme Card Making with Cheery Lynn Designs

13 Jan
Today I am sharing a card that I made up in my head.
I am not afraid to make any kind of design, but I lack the engineering skills to make a card like this go smoothly.  It took quite a bit of time and if I make another, I know what I can do to improve this design.
There might be a name for this kind of card, but I have no clue what it is called.
This card is 6 layers and I tried to decorate each layer so that when looking through you could see all the embellishments at one time.  I tried to have the embellishments staggered so nothing overlapped each other.
Since our New Challenge is Beautiful Borders, I used lot of Cheery Lynn Designs borders on each layer.
The best way I can describe this is that it is sort of a shadowbox card.
Here is a side view so you can see how I put it together.
 This is a top looking through view.
I had a ton of fun making this, but next time, I might try to find some directions from someone who has already mastered this!
 My favorite part is my flowers on the front.  The greatest things to me is that when I make my own flowers with the Cheery Lynn Designs flower dies, I can use any kind of paper I want.   The final product is one of a kind, because I chose the design of the flower and the paper to perfectly match what I am making, that is a very GOOD THING to me!!
I hope you have enjoyed this project today, this has been Jeannie DeGruccio from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Dies used in today’s project:
Please go to the Cherry Lynn Designs blog to check out our new challenge…
The weekly winner gets a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

You can go HERE to see all the details on our challenges.

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

Have a great weekend.