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Wednesday Wowzer, Bee-Lieve it!

10 Oct
It is Wednesday and here I am with my WOWZER for you!!
I am using the {ippity} set called BETTER TOGETHER.
I have used this set many times and love that you can make up your own sayings for it,
therefore the set can be used for EVERYTHING!
On the inside I made my own “honeycomb” strawberry.
I attached a phrase I had leftover to turn this into a cheerful type card.
Here is a side look at my 3-D strawberry ūüôā
Bright and colorful, perfectly representing many of my favorite things!
Red…polka dots..cherries…
There you have it, my a Wowzer for this Wednesday!
I hope you have enjoyed my creation for today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s I Heart {ippity} post.

Wednesday Wowzer

30 May
It has been a whirlwind of a week for me and things have calmed slightly enough for me to create for today’s post.
Today I am using one of my favorite {ippity} sets called:
I made this card to go along with the challenge over on the
I call this card a 4 square card.
By no means did I make the card up, but the directions I had from a well published book were so lousy,
I had yo recreate the card by sheer luck.
It gathers and closes and opens like a box lid.  Here is what it looks like on the inside opened up.
You can put what ever kind of sentiment or note you want to on the inside.
On the front you have 4 mini panels to decorate.
You can use it as a large panel or break it down into 4 small ones like I have.
What do you think?
Isn’t this a cute card and pattern? ¬†And those flower stamps?? ¬†Get OUT!! ¬†They are the best!!
Gotta love {ippity}!
I also want to point out the delectable goodies from these other companies I am using with this project.
All embossing powders are by Wow Embossing Powders.  Love the glitter ones especially!!
All paper is from Momenta. Kaleidascope
Square die and floral embossing plate by Cheery Lynn Designs.
This has been Jeannie with 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.

I Heart {ippity} Wednesday Wowzer

27 Mar
Hello everyone..
I am here with a cute card today. ¬†I am using Mojo Monday’s Sketch #234
Here is the sketch.
I am using the stamp called:
HAPPY ARE THOSE
This is from the itty bitty, {ippity} stamps.
I love the papers, how bout you?
The paper is My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart.
I wanted to use blue to accentuate the cloud on the stamp.
It is such a joy to work with {ippity} stamps.
Wednesday Wowzers posts are never a chore, I simply love working with these stamps.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great week!

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??

Gel a Tins with Authentique Paper

23 Feb

I had such a fun time with this card.  I blew the dust off the ole Cricut and used the Create a Critter cartridge.

I am using all Authentique Papers from the 2 lines called:

Gathering & Celebrate

I am using the Gel a tins stamps called:

Love Knots

First, I embossed the stamp onto a piece of paper in black.

I adhered it to my card front as shown below.

 Next I embossed the Love Knots stamp onto the tree branch and phrase in white.

Then comes the fun part…putting the card together.

A close up of the darling owl! ¬†Isn’t it adorable??

To keep the card closed, I used a homemade repositionable glue dot under the bottom of the owl.

 It lies nice and flat and opens nice an easily:)

I hope you like this as much as I do…

I have been so into giveaways lately…we can do one for this card too!

Here are the rules:

For each company that you leave comment for on their Facebook pages,

letting them know The Polka Cabana sent you and that you like their products..you will get an entry to win this card.

Here are the companies:

Gel A Tins Stamps

Authentique Paper

Cricut

I will pick a random winner next Monday and post the winners’ name.

For each comment you  leave on their Facebook pages, leave me a comment, that is up to 3 chances per person for this card that is One of a Kind.

A new JW Illustrations Card

20 Feb

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

You will have to bear with ME in this video to find out what I mean.

UGH…IGNORE THAT SAVED SHOT!! ¬†Can I change that??? ¬†Anyone know???

Here are the still pictures of the card front.

I used the Digital Stamp called SIMPLE SNAIL

Shall we do a GIVEAWAY??

I have said before, I feel so blessed to work with products from some fabulous companies.

For each company that you leave comment for on their facebook pages, letting them know The Polka Cabana sent you…you will get a¬†chance¬†to win this cute little card.

Here are the companies:

Jessica Weible Illustrations

Canvas Corp Paper

Cheery Lynn Designs

Action Wobbles

I will pick a random winner next Monday and post the winners’ name.

For each comment you  leave on their Facebook pages, leave me a comment, that is up to 4 chances per person for this card that is One of a Kind, especially since I only had 1 action wobble to play with!!

Authentique Paper’s 1st 2012 Challenge

8 Jan

Hooray, it is a new year and are you ready to play along with us on the Authentique Paper Blog?

We just posted our January Sketch Challenge.

Here are your sketches to play around with:

LAYOUT

CARD

I made a card for this challenge and here is what I came up with.

I used the newer line called Gathering.

I love the color palette of this card, the oranges and blues are so relaxing and inviting together.

I always like to have lots of different elements and this card I have mixed ribbon and papers all within the same color scheme.

Now it is your turn.

Head on over to Authentique Paper’s blog and take a look at the challenge guidelines and join us!

Sketches are so WONDERFUL to follow and really help if you have had a creative block or just need a little pick me up to get you back in to the swing of things now that the holidays have slowed down.

Let them know Jeannie sent you, we all love comments over there!

Here is the link.

http://www.authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/2012/01/january-sketch-challenge.html

Winter Blues with Cheery Lynn Designs

6 Jan

Whether you get the Winter Blues or not, I have some blues to share…

I found this wonderful picture to start me thinking about Cheery Lynn Designs current challenge which is WINTER BLUES.

I then found this gorgeous picture as my inspiration…

If that was not inspiration enough, I came across this quote by Vincent van Gogh that ties it all together, “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”

Aww..so perfect!

I wanted to show you my background without anything on it.

I used both the Wittle Wickers and Wittle Weavers to create this.

After I built my base, I used the Rectangle Card Stackers to cut it to the size I wanted.

Here is the finished card with the flowers handmade with the new Large Rose die.

I hand dyes coffee filters and then cut these out. ¬†They are a combo of oranges and yellows, although you can’t tell in this picture.

I used many layers so they are soft and puffy.  I was trying to make my roses look more like my favorite flowers, ranunculuses.

I hope I have given you some eye candy and a push to join our challenge.

The weekly winner get 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.

Halloween with Cheery Lynn Designs

9 Sep
I do so want fall to get here!
The warm weather is getting old and I am in the mood for cooler temps, changing colors and making costumes!
So, I have decided to help things along the way by thinking forward.
Here is my project for today. It is called a shelf card.

Now, I am not going to lie to you, maybe the theory of making this card is easy, but…

…if I had someone to call and cry to about this card, I would have!

I borrowed the name BOO CREW from Authentique Paper. I as using paper from their GLOWING line and on one of the HEADLINES for GLOWING , you will see this cute little phrase.

Once again, I used a lot of dies on this project. To start, on each level I used a SCALLOPED OVAL as my decorating base.
For my spiders on the first level, I worked my magic on some DARLING DAISIES turning the daisies into this likable spiders.

Also on the first level of the card I made flowers out of the smallest SCALLOPED OVAL.
The oval made this funky sort of shaped flower, perfect for this card.
The leaves underneath are from the set called JUDY’S BLOOMS.

On the 3rd and top layer I used a cute little stamp I had to represent the BOO CREW.

Here is a side view of this intricate card.

Another side view.

You can see how each layer is staggered.

Believe it or not, it DOES fold flat!

Have I made you long for some fall time activities or card making? I hope so.
I had fun making this, even though it was very trying!
I adore the way it turned out and it was huge therapy for me to make my own spiders…
…NO ONE is more scared of those things than me!
Like I always say, Paper-crafting is THERAPY!!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.