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A little something for the Glampers

11 Mar

Head on over to the Rubber Moon Blog and see the rest of this fun project I made with all the Glampers in mind!


Here is a list of some of the supplies I used.

Happy Camper by Linsdsay Ostrom.

lo5165 - happy camper

Fashion Tags by Core’dination

Some pretty papers, ribbons, felt and paper flowers.

I hope you’ll visit the Rubber Moon Blog to see more of this project!

Have a great Tuesday!!


Harvest Card with the New Cinderella’s Pumpkin

21 Oct
 The temperatures are coming down and it’s time to start making fall type cards and things, hooray!
I used the Cinderella’s Pumpkin die and the Thanksgiving Embossing Plate for this card.
 I also used the Lace Light Deco Border for the opening edge of the card.
I took some ecru colored lace and stitched onto the base of the card before assembling the card.
I think the lace adds to the vintage feel I was creating with this.
In the back of the colored pumpkins is an embossed image of the pumpkins.  I just love how this all turned out.
Have you seen all the new FABULOUS new dies?
Be sure to go HERE to check them all out.
You will love the new line-up, I know I do.
Thanks for stopping by, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Dies used today:

Cheery Lynn Designs and Core’dinations go Native!!

19 Aug
Today I am paying tribute to my heritage. I am Native American and part of the Navajo tribe.
I was inspired to focus on some Navajo designs for today’s post.
Here are 2 of my favorite images I found that my cards today are based off of.

Where do I begin to tell you what Core’dinations paper and Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used?

For my paper I used paper from the Core’dinations Whitewash and Vintage Collections.

As for dies, I used the Fanciful Flourish as a mask for the card base and sprayed some Turquoise Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to create that beautiful background. I then took as assortment of dies and cut and or embossed all the detail for my “pottery” vase. The pottery base was embossed with the Burble/Cheesecloth Embossing Plate. I used the following dies, listed in order from the bottom of the vase and working my way up. Japanese Lace, Wittle Wicker, Border Carnivale, Ribbon Eyelet w/Piercing, Pennant, Japanese Lace, Border Carnivale, Daisy Chain and Heart Chain.

For my lettering, I used the Optimistic 1/2″ dies. Ya’at’eeh means HELLO in Navajo.

I did a lot of sanding on these cards, I mean a lot. Core’dinations has a wonderful tool called the Sand It Gadget which makes sanding pretty painless. I do want to pass a top secret Polka tip onto you however. If you have narrow pieces or small pieces like I do in today’s cards, lie the Core’dinations paper “sanding needed” side facing up on a piece of fine sandpaper. You can see in my photo below I have all my pieces on the sandpaper, the Sand It block is pictured towards the back. By placing your pieces on top of sandpaper and then using the Sand It Gadget, your pieces will stay put! The sandpaper underneath works like velcro not allowing the paper to move while you sand. You still want to hold the pieces in place while sanding, but trust me this works like magic!

For this card I mostly used paper from the Core’dinations Black Magic Collection.

I cut paper in 4 different colors with the Dottie’s Ric-Rac die. I cut pieces from both sides of the paper and then intertwined them together.

The yellow frame is the Japanese Frame. I also used the Stitcher plate on the black background to give it texture.

I used tons of extras on this to make it special. I used twine, hot fix silver studs, jewelry findings, glass beads, silver charms ribbon and silver string.

What do you think? So colorful, don’t you agree?

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today!

I might have to mail these to my Grandma…look at her, isn’t she adorable?
Now be sure to hop on over to the Core’dinations blog and see what their DT has made with the Cheery Lynn Designs dies….
Have a Fabulous Friday and a great weekend.

What happens when Authentique Paper and Tally Scrapper collide?

17 Aug

When Authentique Paper and Tally Scrapper collide, you get ME creating cards for a Tally Scrapper Challenge with all Authentique Paper, of course!

I had to post these pictures.

When I am making things, my kids are always right there by my side.

They have learned to ask if certain papers and supplies are for a “COMPANY” because if so, that means Do Not Touch!

I was busy making a set of 4 card for a Challenge on my favorite scrap place, Tally

My little one saw me working with these tiny beads and said she wanted to do one. Normally I would tell her, “No, it’s a mommy job”, but for some reason today, I said, “Ok, you can try.”

I was floored that she was able to thread that tiny glass(seed) bead on the thread.

After, the first one, she just kept wanting to help.

I told her to “point” to the bead she just did, can you see it?  The card we working on is card #3 in this post today.

Card #1

I should tell you the challenge I made these for on Tally Scrapper can be found here:

 For this card I used my Authentique Paper – Glowing Hours stamp.

It was hard to get a good image of this since the chandelier is stamped on a shiny silver paper.

I dangled beads from it to accentuate the stamp.

I added spots of clear glass beads and the flower is made from a really old piano book I had a duplicate of.

 Card #2

I had done a blog post about this one already.

I was going to gather the paper.  I did the basting stitch and loved how it looked all 3D, so I did not squish it down to complete the gathered look.

 Here is a close up of the rippled ribbon paper.

 That cute butterfly is from {ippity} Stamp’s, Thankful for You.

Card #3

I added a lot of little extras to this one.

 Some exquisite fibers from my sweet mom’s things…

Some lace I gathered and sewed on the front, corrugated paper and finished off with a custom flower.

 Card #4

This card is just delightful to me.  Those are the glass beads my princess was helping me with.

 That gorgeous butterfly is a Cheery Lynn Design die called, Exotic Butterfly Medium #2. The silver in the back is cut from coordinating Cheery Lynn Designs Die called: Medium #1 Angel Wing.  This die cuts the perfect background layer for the Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies.

 I added some extra dangling beads to make the card really stand out.

Don’t you think this is beautiful?

Let me know what you think of all today’s cards.

Here they all are together.

UNCOMMON is such a wonderfully fun line to work with.

There you have it…my pretties for today!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s post as much as I enjoyed making these cards to show you all!

Have a great Thursday…more fun stuff tomorrow with Cheery Lynn Designs and Cord’inations Paper!  YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You have gotta see this!!

19 Apr

I am here today with a Sweet Stamps card that I have really put a lot of effort into.  I used the Sweet Stamps stamp called, FORGET ME NOT HEART.

I chose this stamp since the new stamp challenge on the Sweet Stamps blog is to use a frame stamp. 

Remember, if you want to join our challenge, there is a $20.00 gift cert for the SWEET STAMPS store.

Come on and play along, what have you got to lose?

For my card today, I actually used black acrylic paint to stamp my image.

I chose paint, since I knew I was going to be using a bunch or different mediums and knew the dried paint could handle it.

I love my background on this card.

 To create this, I used some of my Cheery Lynn Designs dies and by using the rubber embossing pad, I can use my dies as plates.

I wanted this to have rich, bold colors so I stuck to reds and blues.

To really make it shine, I uses some of my favorite stones and studs from RHINESTONE HUES.

I also used glass beads and my favorite glitters from PK GLITZ.

My doily background is done on a piece of Core’dnations VINTAGE COLLECTION.

OOOOH, I just love the way this has turned out!

 Now, show your love and head on over to  Sweet Stamps and read the challenge rules and join our challenge.

Have a great week!

My card today is dedicated to my neighbor, Jim Wright, and his family.  

Keep him in your prayers and may he be able to recover from his injuries.

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

15 Apr

I have been working on some cards for the Core’dinations Design Team Call.

I put the finishing touches on these and I am getting ready to submit these to CORE’DINATIONS.

Wish me luck, I am sure the competition will be fierce, in a friendly way:)

This is my first card.  I made this with the CORE’DINATIONS VINTAGE FLOWER POWER collection paper.

This paper is so gorgeous.  It has the look and feel of linen.  The colors for the core are rich and beautiful.

Here is a side view and a close up of my ribbon and flowers.

I used a piece of the Graphics 45 paper for the focal point, I love how all the colors came together on this card.

This card I made with a piece from the WHITEWASH COLLECTION.

I love all the summer colors on this.

I have sprinkled my fruits with my PK GLITZ glitter.

The WHITEWASH paper is fun to work with.  It reminds me of paper sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Now we have arrived at my last entry. 

For this card, I wanted to show you that you can use this metal dies to EMBOSS with.

I took my Oriental ButterflyDoily and before running it through my big shot, I placed the thinner of the 2 EMBOSSING PADS on top of my paper.

The sandwich, for the BIG SHOT, would be Multi Purpose Platform on TAB 1, Acrylic plate, die facing up, paper right side up, embossing pad, acrylic plate and then you are ready to roll it through the machine.

The Rubber Embossing pad stops the die from actually cutting.

I used 3 different papers for this butterfly.  I love the way it looks.

If you have any thin metal dies, like the CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS, experiment by embossing with them.

With the CORE’DINATIONS lines of paper you really can’t fail.

Wish me luck, I truly would love to work with CORE’DINATIONS, wouldn’t you??

Have a great weekend, go make a card, have fun and come back and visit me soon:)


6 Apr

Welcome to the National No Housework Day Online Blog hop

! If you have arrived not knowing until now about the hop, no problem…just go back to

If It’s Groovy

This is where this hop starts and work your way through.

You may find games, prizes, projects and how do-you-dos along the path 🙂

We would appreciate it if you sign up to keep in touch with us by “following” and would love your comments!

Perhaps you arrived here from:

Diana (

Great!  Hope you enjoyed that stop and the others so far!!!

We celebrate this national holiday by scrapping today

and into the weekend with projects that remind us of housework or getting away from it!!!

Take the day off, put up your feet and let’s hop!

For todays hop, I am celebrating my never-ending unorganized, lived in, loved, falling apart, seldom tidy house!

I am not about to show you pictures, but I did make a special plaque to capture my thoughts!

If this is your first stop to my blog, you need to know:

I am crazy about Mary Engelbreit!

I am crazy about polka dots!

I am crazy about cherries!

These are all the theme of my project.

I have taken a plain frame, removed the glass………


I am not rich enough to buy shadow boxes and this has a lot of layers.

I did not buy anything brand new for this project.  I did the phrase on PSE7, used scraps of wallpaper and just looked through my stash for things to match.

This is the kind of of project that is 100% me!

I love everything about it and now I need to find a place to hang it!

Another phrase that is great for this hop:


Keeping with that theme, I have created this nice prize pack for one lucky person.

It is a card kit.  You will get enough supplies to make (6) of these cards.

Finished Card counts as 1, plus supplies for the 5 others.

If one of the spots on the mushroom look weird, it is Photoshop’d in.

It fell off, and I did not notice till I was editing the pics!  OOPS!!

Side view of this one of a kind card, designed by ME:)

Here is a peek at the supplies (most of them) for the kit.

I hope you like it.

If you LOVE IT and would like an extra chance or chances to win this kit,

I invite you to head on over for the last couple of days of

Tally Scrapper’s

Light It Up Blue” Cyber Crop

Here are the projects I have done for this crop.

If you LOVE my card kit, head on over to TALLY, have a look around, leave some love and you get a 2nd entry for the card kit.

If you make a donation to AUTISM SPEAKS, through TALLY, you will earn a 3rd entry for the card kit.

If you decide to join Tally to have the time of your life, let them know Jeannie, aka, POLKA CABANA, referred you, you will get a 4th entry.

WHEW!!  Are you still with me?

See why we are going through the 10th for this HOP??

Thanks for your visit, please head over to see Kelly at

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Without further ado…put that broom, mop, dish soap DOWN and go visit KELLY!!

If it is reported back to me that  you have been doing house cleaning or have a clean house already, you will not be eligible for my prize! (JUST KIDDING)


Fridays with Cheery Lynn Designs

25 Mar

It is a wet and rainy Friday here in “Sunny” California.

We thought Spring was here, but I guess Mother Nature has a bone to pick with us or something.

I have some springtime projects to share, thinking that Spring will be here…soon?

See the hand in the picture below?  That is my 6 year old sons hand.

He gets jealous I always use his sister as my model, so today he is the star.

His hands are small and so is my little spring project he is holding.

I started making this cone with the largest

Scalloped Circle in the Large Circle Stackers.

I am using the Core’ dinations Whitewash Collection in this project.

I embossed the paper with the BANDANA embossing plate.

I then lightly sanded to reveal the core.  I think it looks like my cone is dusted with powdered sugar.


I used the Daisy Chain Border Die to wrap around the cone and also to create the handle.
These are so tiny, they would hold a couple of pieces of chocolate.
Perfect size for a little love.

I know this might sound silly, but because this was such a small piece, I felt like I needed to show another project I just finished.

This was a little time consuming and required lots of patience but the final result was well worth it!

I started cutting the paper from the Wittle Weaver Die.

I then attached them all, forming one continuous strip and then I created the lantern.

Mono-filament thread, crystals, pearls and butterfly’s dangle from the bottom to add to the eye appeal and fun.
Of course I used the BUTTERFLY BUNDLES DIES for my butterflies.

Now that the weekend is here, have I inspired you to go an make something for Spring?
I hope so.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Friday and I will be back next week.

Flower tutorial, think Spring!!

11 Mar
Last Saturday, I gave you a tutorial for making what I called a CHEERY BLOOM.  Today I am showing a different version of this same type of flower.
As a refresher, here was last weeks final product:

The main Die used on these flowers is WITTLE WICKER 1/4″ Strips.
The next flower is assembled much the same way.
Start with the strips cut from the WITTLE WICKER die.
This time I just kept them together and did not separate them.

This is my coordinating paper, the faint pink is where I have applied the adhesive in a straight line.

Next, I have folded the strips in half to seal them together with the adhesive applied as described above.

Here are all the pieces, ready for assembly.

Apply adhesive generously to the back of your base.

You can separate the individual pieces, and using the flower circle as pictured above, start forming the bloom by inserting the petals(wickers) through the center of the flower shape.

This is what the pieces will look like before you FOLD them down.  Keep adding strips until you have built a nice full base.

After you get the 1st layer done, cover up the back with a matching piece, with NO circle cut out in the center.

This makes the back of the flower look nice and neat.

For the 2nd layer, I put a big dollop of glue in the center and starting placing individual strips in the glue.

Keep placing the strips into the glue until the flower is to your liking in fulness. Next, it is time for the buttons!

Stack some buttons to create a nice center and sew them together tightly, using a heavy duty thread.

I prefer to hot glue the buttons to the center of the flower.  Here is the final product ready to go on a card.

Here I have taken a piece of Core’ dinations cardstock from the Black Magic collection.  I cut the large circle with the Large Stackers Scalloped Circle set.  Then I embossed the circle using the ECCENTRIC CIRCLES plate.

Here is the background of my card, sanded to show the magic of the Core’ dinations cardstock.

I love the way this turned out.  The WITTLE WICKERS made the creation of this flower a breeze.

Side view:

Close up: