Tag Archives: Deena Ziegler

Happy Birthday RubberMoon Arts Style

16 Jun

 

It’s birthday time of year and I thought I’d combine this post with a little gift I made for a certain birthday boy who celebrates a birthday this week!

 This is to match something that he wants for his room, so although he has seen THIS project, he hasn’t seen what it matches.

I used my Deena Ziegler Sizzix Banner Die, which I totally LOVE by the way!!

Here are my papers all cut and ready to go.

I used the Mixed Media Splatter stamp on all the papers to start.
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For one of the banner pieces I used this LOVE stamp.

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On another piece I used the NEW MOON stamp.

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On the NEW MOON banner, I used this phrase.

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Here is how I cut out the phrase and moon to make them stand out.

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For another banner piece I used this Denise stamp.

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Here is the final project.  What do you think?

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I put it all together with fabric scraps.

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Here are some close-ups.

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….and  the Birthday Boy himself!!

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What do you think?  This was a ton of fun to make!  I love making banners and using stamps on them is such a great way to personalize them and make them more unique!

I hope you have enjoyed my post today.  This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana today’s RubberMoon Arts post!

Have a great week!

Fall Ball Blog Hop

14 Sep
Welcome to the Fall Ball Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and I Heart {ippity}!
Here we go..my project is done!  Sorry for the delay!!
 
 
Today we’re happy to share with you all sorts of fall-themed projects to get you in the mood for a season full of crisp leaves, bountiful pumpkin patches, warm apple cider, and all those other things we love that make fall such a wonderful time of year.
 
If you’ve come from Karen’s blog,  you’re in the right place. If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Made Especially For You.
 
For my project, I created a ….
fun and colorful fall card.
I am using 2 different sets.  Gurnsey Gingham and New Season New Wonder.
I thought it was appropriate to use apples for this fall blog hop, and here is a secret for you….I found out I don’t have any Fall {ippity} sets!  OOPS!!
But, look, I made it work any how!!  My fabulous papers are all coordinated and matching, thanks to the lovely Deena Ziegler. Be sure to check out her card kits.
We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!

Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate
The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday September 18th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!
 
Your next stop is Pam’s blog  Here’s the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday Wowzer Thursday!

30 Aug
Hello Everyone, It’s me Wednesday’s Child on a Thursday.  Yesterday was the new release BLOG HOP, so I am posting today instead.
I made up a pretty card to say farewell to a retiring co-worker.
I am using the set called Flowers + Friends = Priceless.
As many times as I have used this set, I never tire of it.
I couldn’t find an “I miss you” sentiment quickly enough, so I used some mini type letters.
Hopefully there is enough room for lots of people to sign their names.
My papers are from a past Deena Ziegler card kit. I love grabbing my kits when I am in a hurry.  I always use my own design but at least the guess work of the colors and paper matching is done and I get to focus on the design of the card instead!
I hope I have WOW’d you even if it is Thursday!  This has been Jeannie posting for I Heart {ippity}, have a great day!

I Love You card with Cheery Lynn Designs New Release dies

24 Aug
Hello Everyone…This is Jeannie with a beautiful card to show off some of the new release of Cherry Lynn Designs dies.
In the top left corner I have used the new Butterfly Out die.
The bird on the branch is a combination of the new Hummingbird die and Embellishment #2 set.
The delicate flower is made from the Build a Flower #2 Plate.
I’ve embellished some of the flowers and the butterfly with some i-rocks from Imaginisce, leftover from our fun joint swap with them.
My card is based on a design and products from a kit from Deena Ziegler.
I hope you have enjoyed my creation today.  I live for making these weekly creations, I really do!
Cheery Lynn Designs are magical to work with and this new release, WOW!!  That about says it all!
Have a great weekend, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana posting for Cheery Lynn Designs.
Be sure to stop by the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog and enter this week’s Doily Challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at the store.

Wednesday Wowzer with {ippity} stamps

18 Jul
Today I am sharing a card I whipped up very last-minute for my, I Heart {ippity}, post.
I am using a set that is called Born of my Heart.
There are lots of great phrases in this new set.  I did not use the full phrase that went with this “LOVE”.
 But, that is what is so great about this set.
You can break the phrases apart and use bits and pieces or use the phrases and words “as is.”
I was able to create this card in literally no time at all since this is a card I have from one of my older kits from my delightful friend and mentor, Deena Ziegler.
I love to buy her kits and sometimes I create her cards like her diagrams say to and other times like with this one, I just kind of do my own thing!
 I hope you have liked my WOWZER for today!
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Welcome Little Baby Sunshine

17 Jul
If you have been following us this week over on Joys Life Design Team, you know we are focusing one SHAPED CARDS.
My shaped card, as you can see, is a bottle.
Using the PUN IN THE SUN stamp set, I embossed the phrase “Hello Sunshine” onto the card.

I then made my own sunshine peeking from underneath the bottle rim.

The green words are just printed off the computer to match the color scheme of the card.
I just love how this all came together.  Wouldn’t this make an adorable card for a new baby?
I hope you have enjoyed  my card today..this has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Most of the card supplies are from an older Deena Ziegler Kit I had.

I Heart {ippity} meets Deena!

14 Sep

I have someone to thank today for helping meet my deadline to I Heart {ippity} earlier than usual!

For those of you are new, be sure to read about my FAVORITE CARD DESIGNER, Deena Ziegler.

Here is the link to my post about her.

https://polkacabana.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/this-will-be-my-favorite-post-ever-be-sure-to-read/

I have lots of card kits that I still need to make, so I grabbed a card and sort of made it my base.

I used the {ippity} set called BECAUSE OF YOU.

I love this card for so many reasons!

First of all the colors.  Did you know my favorite color in the world is red?

I also love using the applique stitch on my machine for edging cards.

Lastly, I love the POLKA DOTS!  I have said it before and I will say it again, they just make me happy.

I have to tell you these {ippity} stamps are the best.  I Heart {ippity} has fabulous prices so go on over and order yourself a set if you don’t already own any!

You will love them and that is a promise!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Wednesday!

Supplies used:

Paper – Deena Ziegler Supplies

Dies – Cheery Lynn Designs

Pearls – Viva Pearl Pen

Lettering – Authentique Paper

Ribbon – Offray

This will be my Favorite post EVER!!!! Be sure to read!

1 Nov

I have had an idea brewing for a while now and today I am putting my plan into ACTION.  There are so many crafty people in this world.  So many different styles and personalities.  I get inspiration from many sources and today I am going to start a monthly spotlight of my TOP 10 people who inspire me.  To go along with my Spotlight, I will have a unique giveaway catered to the STYLE of the person I am spotlighting.  Some of my Favorite People, will actively participate, I will let all of them know.  So today, let me introduce you to one of my favorite, most creative, spunky, fun and amazing people.

Her name is Deena Ziegler.


I happened upon Deena’s website, a while back and was instantly drawn to her style.  I think my style is very much like hers, since we seem to use a lot of the same colors, etc in our projects.  However, I am no match for Deena.  Google her name and you can see how busy this lady is.  A couple of my favorite links on Deena:

On her blog she often features her children and I love that she is really modest and down to earth.  She is sweet and caring and is a real person.  She has this to say about what she does:

“First, I’m a mom to two girls that are growing up quicker than I’d like. They keep me busy with school activities and horseback riding. They both love to craft and join me in my work room every day. They especially like to use up all my adhesive and smash my marker tips. When my second daughter was a toddler and I was in full stay at home mom mode I accepted an invitation to teach at my local scrapbook store where I still teach to this day.

Soon I had started teaching a class called Creative Cards. Attendance was up and down but I kept at it for the last seven years and now have two sold out classes every month. I appreciate each and every one of my customers and I cherish the personal relationships that I have with them. While I don’t see an end in sight for my in person teaching I was ready to take Creative Cards to a new level.  I now offer my kits to anyone out of my teaching area or for those that just can’t make it to class and Creative Cards Homeschool was launched.”

You can read her full ABOUT ME BIO, here:  http://deenaziegler.typepad.com/my_weblog/about.html

Having mentioned Creative Cards Homeschool, I can not give this enough praise.  I have been a participant for quite a while now.  I do not feel that I need to have guidance for making cards.  I can easily come up with my own designs.  But, what I love about Deena’s Creative Cards Homeschool are:

  • The assortment of DIES that she uses
  • Her color combinations
  • Her vast assortment of Ribbons and Buttons
  • Her Whimsical Phrases
  • Her hard work to precut and package everything
  • The CONVENIENCE of having everything in one package

I am not in a position to own or have access to all that Deena has, so it is kind of like she is SHARING not only her talent, but her STASH with us!  What I usually do and am going to show you today, is how you can either use her card kit and follow her pattern and guidelines, OR do what I do, use the supplies and make your own MAGIC!  I love the challenge of taking all the things that has been designated for one card and trying to make the card completely my own.  I usually have success, sometimes it can be hard, but most times it works.  Take a tour of OCTOBER’S CREATIVE CARDS HOMESCHOOL KIT:

Here is the Kit in its package:

 

 

Here are pictures of everything you get (unassembled)

 

 

Here are the details for October’s Kit:

Each monthly kit includes supplies to make 5 beautiful cards with envelopes featuring the latest papers and trendy shapes. Each monthly kit is $20 – includes US shipping

October Kit ($20– includes US shipping)-Now shipping. Get started with your subscription today. DETAILS ON HER BLOG HERE.  We’d be so happy to have you join us! This month I got my inspiration from a twist on fall colors my happy brights plus a little black thrown in. Got fallish with trees, woodgrain and birdies. Sentiments include; You’re the friends everyone wishes they had, A birthday wish to warm your heart, Thank you for brightening my day, Just a tweet to say “hello” and You make me smile. Fine detailed scalloped shapes, embossed woodgrain paper and happry colors are just a few of the details you’ll enjoy this month.

Now, I will show you DEENA’S card design, the supplies for that card, and what I did with the supplies.

TWEET CARD SUPPLIES:

Here is DEENA’S TWEET CARD

Here is what I did with the Card Supplies:

Inside of card:

Deena’s THANK YOU CARD:

THANK YOU CARD SUPPLIES:

Here is what I did with the Card Supplies:

Top Flap Opened:

Bottom Flap Opened:

Deena’s You make me smile Card:

You make me smile CARD SUPPLIES:

My Version of the Card:

Inside of Card ( I LOVE THE INSIDE OF THIS ONE!!!!)

Close Up:

 

Deena’s A Birthday Wish Card:

Supplies for this card:

My Version of the Card:

Inside of Card:

Close Ups:

Last Card :  Deena’s You’re the Friend Card

Supplies for this Card:

My Version of the Card:

Inside of Card:

Close up:

 

So, there you have it.  I hope you can see why I enjoy Deena’s Card Kits so much.  I know she has kits on her site, so be sure to see some of her PAST KITS too!  Sign up for a momth, there is no LONG TERM COMMITMENT, but BEWARE, once you start, you won’t want to stop.  Believe me…I do not know how I could NOT get a monthly kit!  It would be TORTURE!

For TODAY’S Freebie….YOU GET TO PICK ANY 1 OF MY CARDS, that is in this blog post.  Remember it has to be MY version and not DEENA’S!!  Please visit DEENA and if you do let her know that Jeannie sent you over!

Leave a comment and on next MONDAY’s post, I will announce the winner!  Send you friend over and they mention your name..you get an EXTRA ENTRY!

  • Leave a comment = One Entry
  • Send a Friend = One Entry
  • Follow my Blog = One Entry
  • Visit Deena and leave a comment = One Entry
  • Fiskateer’s post your Fiskateer Number in comment = One Entry

Be sure to let me know HOW MANY entries you qualify for and also which card you would choose!

Thank you for visiting today!  Goodbye for now!