Tag Archives: Friendship

A Tribute to my Mom with RubberMoon Stamps

14 Apr

 

When our new RubberMoon Arts Team came together and we were choosing posting dates, I knew I HAD to have today for my blog post.

What is special about today.  It is my mom’s birthday!!

She would have been 70 today, IF she were still with us.

This picture was taken circa 1961, when she graduated from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Ca.

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My mom was a card maker EXTRAORDINAIRE!  She had one hobby and that hobby was rubber stamping.

I was her only child.  She adopted me with her 1st husband when I was just a baby.  So because I was her only child, when she passed away, I inherited, ALL of her crafting items!!

Some things I gave to friends, some I donated, others I kept, to have her with me always.

Her scissors…(see her name, in her writing?)

 

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Her pens….(see her initials in her writing?)

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…and Oh My Gosh…her STAMPS!!!  SO MANY STAMPS!!

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I also have  a lot of these packets that she’d have all done up with all the supplies pre-cut etc. to make a certain card. The sample was tucked neatly with all the pre-cut supplies.

Today, I am taking one of those packets and putting a RubberMoon spin on it.

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My goal is to stay as close as I can to her original design and color scheme, but use RubberMoon stamps.

1st step, I took the Checkerboard stamp and stamped the background.

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This is how it looked.  I didn’t really like it, but I knew how to fix it.

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Sew ribbons on it!!

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I added two parallel strips and sewed the edges under the card.

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Next, I got all the papers I needed for the paper pieced Shroom Bloom and stamped the necessary pieces.

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For the pieces I needed to add color to, I used Inktense pencils and a blending pen.

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Here are the pieces cut out and colored.

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Here is the little mushroom all pieced together!

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Now, here is a close up of my Mom’s card I was design “lifting” from.

Remember, her card was already done and does NOT HAVE RUBBERMOON stamps.

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Here is my RUBBERMOON “Take” on her original card!!

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This close up shows the little “oh la la” stamp and the tiny heart from Lindsay Ostrom’s Heart Tree.

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Here are a couple more pictures of the cards side by side.

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Well, that about does it, for this long blog post.

 

It meant a lot, to me, to have the opportunity to do this post and use so many of her things, honor her and still use RubberMoon Stamps.

I know she would have had shelves FULL of RubberMoon stamps had she had the chance!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Remember to love those close to you….today, NOW!

 Because you know what? Tomorrow doesn’t guarantee they will still be here.

This has been me, Jeannie, with today’s RubberMoon post…and telling you all about my sweet mom!

Have a great day!

 

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In Loving Memory

~Nesla Irene Wood~

1944-2008

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Wowzer, Hooray!

14 Nov
I made it, not even late!
I was inspired, today, since I saw an old friend, sort of, today, and I hope that I will see her again tomorrow to give this to her.
I manage a small gym in my very small town and I have not seen this one lady,that I adore, in awhile because **GASP** she has been going elsewhere for her workouts!  I know small town scandals, I could tell you a few! Any how, I saw her today but just missed her, so I’m hoping tomorrow I can catch her and give this to her.  She is the epitome of STYLE and this card is especially for her!
I have used the Love in an Instant – KOM May 2012 set for this card.
For the sentiment I have done one of my favorite things which is to just cut and piece phrases from ones I like to come up with a phrase that suites my needs.
I had the pewter charm that says
“be yourself”, which fit this card perfectly.
Here is one last look at my “couture” stylin’ card.
I hope you like it!
I’ll be back next Wednesday to WOW you again!

Criss-Cross Card…Have you made one?

27 Sep

 

I saw this card pattern awhile ago and really wanted to try it.

I was very excited when I saw that our challenge this week was for this type of card!

For this Criss Cross card, I used this tutorial.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/criss_cross_card/

I was amazed at how easy it was to make.

For this card I used the following Sweet Stamps:

Triple Tulips

Friend

My paper is from Authentique Paper. I am convinced they might be the best paper company ever!  Be sure to see my tutorial HERE as to why I think this and HOW I made my paper border.

Splendid

Uncommon

Have you ever just pierced your paper for a nice effect?

Pierce the holes and put some dimensional foam between the pierced paper and the layer underneath to show off the piercing.

Here is the card all put back together with the insert slightly lifted out, so you can see how this card works.

I encourage you to join our challenge here:

http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/

The Criss Cross card is amazingly simple and very satisfying to make.

You can win a $20.00 gift cert. to the Sweet Stamps store, so what are you waiting for???

This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s Sweet Stamps challenge card!