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Need a favor from you all!! Great gift idea!!

11 Aug

I had the pleasure of connecting with a very talented graphic artist.

The name of her business is Modern Typography.

I did a formal review for her on the Simply Stacie Blog.

I am posting today to give you a closer look at the family tree I have created out of the print I received for my review.

For my review, I got to choose my own print to have personalized.

Imagine Modern Typography‘s surprise when I wrote and asked if could be personalized with 7 kids.

Her sample was for a nice small family.

She worked on it and gave me many options.

This was my order and I was very, very happy with it!

She personalizes everything to suit your needs.  You can even choose your own quote or scripture.

 Look at the extra freebies she enclosed!  Such cute things~!

Now you know I love paper and I am always making something.

I know that tree would have been fine as is…but something in me just can’t leave well enough alone.

So I took some things from my August Tally Kit, came up with this lovely piece of art.

The Kit is called BEAUTIFUL SOUL and you can still get one of these kits HERE for $21.00.

 I just love the way this turned out!  How bout you?

Imagine making something like this for a newly married couple and leaving the branches blank to fill in along the way.

 Or what about a gift for a grandma with all her grandchildren listed?

So many ideas I could come up with.

 I used many Cheery Lynn Design dies on this, so I do have to make a plug for them also!

I would love for you to visit her ETSY store.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ModernTypography

Please do consider her and use her for any gift occasions you have coming up!  Really, I think her things are fantastic and very unique!  Perfect for so many occasions!

Visit her and like her on FACEBOOK to keep up on what she is doing.

https://www.facebook.com/moderntypographyblog

Also, go on over to the Simply Stacie blog and get in on the giveaway, I am hoping there is someone out there who will not want to wait for the giveaway to be over and purchase something now…so there you have it..my hope for the day!

 Here is the review and giveaway link for the Simply Stacie blog:

 http://www.simplystacie.net/2011/07/modern-typography-review-giveaway-us-can/

Remember to let Modern Typography know that Jeannie sent you over!

Have a great day and happy shopping!!!

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A Cheery Lynn Designs tribute to The Girl in the Garden

1 Jul
For one of my other jobs, I get to Book Reviews for the SIMPLY STACIE blog.
On June 22, 2011 my review of THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN was posted.
To see the review go here.
The book was WONDERFUL.  
Now if it wasn’t enough to have a fabulous book sent to me to read and review,
I was able to interview the author, KAMALA NAIR also.
My Q & A with her is located at:
There is some sort of GOOGLE thing that will not allow me to put the whole content here on my blog,
so be sure to head over to SIMPLY STACIE to see the interview.
For our CHEERY LYNN purposes, you can see, this card is a tribute to the wonderful book cover of The Girl in the Garden.
Isn’t it a GORGEOUS cover?
Here is my card based on the cover.

Here are the 2 side by side.

This was my first time working with the new die called EMPEROR’S SWAN.
I was amazed at what an easy time I had cutting this out. My secret?

You can see how intricate and delicate this die is; the CUTTLEHUG made this painless for me!

I hope you like what I have created today.

Be sure to see these 2 links for a chance to win a copy of this book!  

Chance #1 – http://simplystacie.net/book-giveaway-the-girl-in-the-garden-us-can/ 

Chance #2 – https://polkacabana.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/good-news-and-giveaway/

As for my card, I will be sending it to Kamala Nair🙂

The winner of the BOOK GIVEAWAY on my blog will get a duplicate of this card for themselves too! 

Be sure to leave me a comment on the Book Giveaway post and This post for a chance to win this card.

If you ever get in a rut and need inspiration, it is really all around you.
Do you have a stack of books?
Go look through the covers and if one inspires you to make a card, I’d love to know and see it!
Look everywhere there is beauty and ideas everywhere!
My challenge for you is to go out and find it somewhere unexpected:)
This has been Jeannie from THE POLKA CABANA with today’s post!
Products used in today’s post:

Sisters of the Sari – New book Review and Giveaway

29 Jun

Do you need a wonderful book to get lost in?  

-My review of  Brenda L. Baker’s

Sisters of the Sari

is up on the Simply Stacie Blog.

I can’t tell you too much here, but I can tell you, I LOVED IT!!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-sisters-of-the-sari/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabana that  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 7/30/2011.  

The time has come and gone for my giveaway on:

WHERE’S MY WAND!  

I do not need to do RANDOM.ORG since Mrs. Donna Woods got all 4 entries!

 Congrats Donna!!  Send me your mailing address:)

Another REALLY GOOD BOOK – Giveaway too!!

23 Jun

Is mystery/suspense your type of book?  

My review of  Jim Bernheimer’s

DEAD EYE:  PENNIES FOR THE FERRYMAN

is up on the Simply Stacie Blog.

I can’t tell you too much here, but I can tell you, I LOVED IT!!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-dead-eye/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabana that  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 7/15/2011.

Good news and Giveaway!!

22 Jun

I am so proud to say that I will be on the TALLY SCAPPER.COM design team.

This is a dream job as I love all the ladies on Tally Scrapper.

In the next couple of days, watch for my Tally Tribute post!  There will be a giveaway along with it!  I hope to get this together in the next week or so!  I am on a mini vacation this weekend which will delay this a bit!

As for a giveaway to announce, I have a new book review up today.  

You will have to read the review to find out how much I liked this WONDERFUL book!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-the-girl-in-the-garden/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabanthat  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 7/15/2011.

New Book Review & Giveaway!

17 Jun

I have no idea how I missed this.  My review for the FABULOUS book called:

Where’s My Wand: One Boy’s Magical Triumph Over Shag Carpeting went up on the Simply Stacie blog.  

This book, was such a JOY!  I simply LOVED it!!  If  you want to know what it is about and have a chance to win my copy, read on!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-wheres-my-wand/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabana that  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 6/30/2011.

A T-Shirt Giveaway for Father’s Day

14 Jun

If you are here for my post for Sweet Stamps Embossing Challenge # 19,

here is the link:

https://polkacabana.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/embossing-with-sweet-stamps-com/

Hey all my blogging friends,

I would love for you to go read my Review on Simply Stacie.com for a wonderful Company called:

UPPITY SHIRTS.

Here is a direct link to my review on the Simply Stacie blog:

http://simplystacie.net/uppityshirts-review-giveaway/

One lucky review reader will receive an Uppity Shirt of their choice.

I can’t give the review here, so go on over and read it and enter the giveaway.

Uppity Shirts is a fantastic company, wonderful customer service.

My shirt came nicely wrapped.

We were not able to get a picture of the shirt on “THE DAD,” but..

It is such cozy soft cotton, everyone likes it.

Also, there seems to be some debate on who gets to keep the shirt but,

…you will have to go on over to the review to read about that!

Once again, go on over to:

http://simplystacie.net/uppityshirts-review-giveaway/

Have a great day!