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Joy’s Life meets Mary Engelbreit

29 Aug
Hello everyone, Jeannie from The Polka Cabana here today with a fun gift card/tag/letter etc. idea.  I hope that some of you from Close Friends on Facebook are here to visit and get an idea of what you can also do with things you might have lying around your house.  I am on a design team for a fun site called Joy’s Life.com.
All of us on the Joy’s Life DT are working with these Swatch Tag. Swatch tags are used for lots of crafters to keep track of paper and pen color samples etc. 
Here is my completed project.
 
Here is a side view, these tags could be used as anything.
 
I have gathered all of mine together as a card/letter
.
 
I had a lot to say, so each tag is numbered on the back to keep them in order.
 
 
I used quite a few stamp sets and had fun mixing and matching the phrases to get the exact words I needed.  That is the best thing about these stamps for me.  First there are so many phrases and then if you get creative, you can make up your own by mixing, matching and splicing! 
 
 
 
All of my images are taken from a Mary Engelbreit desk calendar.
 
All of my fun papers are from Canvas Corp.
 
A big thank you to May Arts for my wonderful ribbon.
 
The buttons?  Are from PaperTrey Ink.
 
Isn’t it great how I was able to get some sort of sentiment for each tag I made?
 
I am so happy to have these Joy’s Life stamps, it makes projects like this so much more fun to put together.
 
Here is a final peek at all of them together.
I hope you have liked my project for the day.
This has been Jeannie posting for Joy’s Life.com. 
A special thank you to any and all of you who have stopped by from Close Friends!
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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..

Bon Voyage – Farewell Card

22 Aug
Hello Everyone!
It is me Jeannie with a very Fun – Farewell card today.  To begin with I am using Mojo Monday’s Sketch # 255, and I will be entering this card in their challenge.  HOORAY!
PLUS…..over on Joy’s Life.com
we are all putting our CRI-KITS to good use this week.  
I am using pens from the Reg. Neon set.
I am also using a design from my Art Philosophy cartridge with my pens.
 
 
I am using the stamp set called Pun in the Sun from Joy’s Life.
 
The little boat is from the Cricut Cartridge Life is a Beach.
 
This is the inside of the card.  I have also used dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and My Favorite Things.
Here is a close up of the area where the CRI-KITS pen was used.  It really does make a gorgeous background for this card.
 
 
Here is a close up of those fabulous Joy’s Life stamps!!
 
One last peek at my card for this week!
 
 
Well, what do you think?  I’d love to hear your feedback!!!
I had a ton of fun with these pens.  I am all ready to try again for our blog hop this weekend!  
I hope you have a great day…Thanks for stopping by…this has been Jeannie in behalf of Joy’s Life.com.

Friendship Plaque

16 Aug
 
Hi there, it’s me Jeannie with a fun project I am giving to my good friend I am about to see in 2 hours…that translates into…I will get very little sleep tonight!
I have used 2 stamps from the set called You’re so Punny.  The exact phrase that I needed wasn’t in the set, but by combining 2 together, I was able to get what I needed.

 

 
Instead of doing a card, I thought I’d do this little plaque to remind her of our early morning workouts. I should say HER workouts, I just pretend to workout alongside her.
 
We talk about anything and everything, we try to solve the world’s problems and we happily refer to the gym as the batcave.
 
Stamped phrases can be used in many different ways, and my project shows you that they are not just for cards! 
 
They chair stamp is from Close to My Heart, the ladybug, is an old one of mine and my papers are various brands.
 
The dies I used are by MFT and Cheery Lynn Designs.
I hope you have enjoyed this little treasure I have shared today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana, posting in behalf of Joy’s Life.com.  Have a great day.

A card with a TREAT inside

10 Aug
Hi everyone, I’m here with my post for Joy’s Life.com.
All of us on the design team have all been focusing on how to use the different craft containers that you can find on the Product page on Joy’s Life.com.
So today I am using one of the mixed sized tubes and also some of the sentiments from Sweet Popsicle Puns.
Here is the front of the card.
 
 
A close up of the sentiment on the card front.

 

 

From the side you can see the tube filled with candy..
 
 
When you open the card you can see the surprise inside.

 

 
Doesn’t that make and extra special card?

 

 
I love using the stamps here and there.

 

 

Here is one last look at the card, the cute little girl is from one of my Mary Engelbreit calendar pages.
 

 

All of my papers are from Canvas Corp, ahhh how I love Canvas Corp papers!!!
That is my card for today!  I hope you enjoyed it.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Really wowing you Wednesday!

8 Aug
Since we are fresh off our I Heart {ippity}, blog hop, I really felt like I needed to take it up a notch to WOW you all today!
For my project I am using the sketch on the Chick Challenges with Ippity site.
Here is the Sketch for Chick Challenge #41.
Also on the Unity Opportunity site they have a challenge going on and their challenge is to use the itty bitty {ippity} stamps and I am using the set called, SOMETHING GROOVY to play in that challenge also.
Here is a Gift set made from a draw string bag from STATELINEBAG.COM and inside the bag I have a craft container that is the perfect way to stash some cash for a birthday gift or whatever the occasion requires.
The container is a craft is a craft tube from Joy’s Life Products.com.
Here you can get a better look at how I have assembled the gift bag.
The bag itself measures 4″ x 6″ so instead of sewing the fabric, I used my Beacon Adhesives Fabric-Tac.
The stamped image is laminated and can be removed from the bag and doubles as a bookmark.
Aww…this set has so many fun surprises!!!
I just love everything about it!
I hope you do too!
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post for I Heat {ippity}.

Back to School Altered Notebook

4 Aug
 
Hi everyone…I am here with a bit of a late post for Joy’s Life.com, thanks to lots of smoke in the air affecting my little one with asthma..not a fun past 48 hours, let me tell you!
This week over at Joy’s Life.com , we are all working on projects gearing up for BACK TO SCHOOL. 
I have this adorable purse to show you.  Have you seen these before????
Can you tell what it is made out of??
 
 
 
First of all let me point out I have made a sweet little tag from the LOTS OF PUN stamp set.
 
Here is a close up of the front, you can tell, but the sewing scene is all sewn into a pouch of vinyl.
 
Here is a side view and maybe now you can tell this is made from a simple inexpensive composition notebook.
 
Here is the inside.
 
More of the inside.
 
Here is a view of the back.
 
One last look at the front.
 
I didn’t have pattern for this, I just kind of made it up as I went along.
I just LOVE it!  I thought it was perfect for the whole back to school theme.
Maybe a bit fancy for grade school, but maybe for the up and coming new designer, seamstress?  
Who knows!  It is just SEW DARN CUTE!!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.