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Wednesday Wowzer {ippity} Time

22 Aug
Today I have a fun card I have made with a special friend in mind to give this to.
This is for a friend who lives locally and works harder than most women I know.
She is quiet and has been known to hide behind produce to avoid talking to people, but I can say I have been lucky enough to go out to Ice Cream with her, so it’s safe to say, we are beyond the hiding behind the produce stage:)
I am using the set called SIMPLY HOME for this card.  While making this card, I thought of my friend Brooke, for so many reasons.  She runs her own farm, she posts the most hilarious things sometimes about her adventures on the farm, she works with the local search and rescue team(I don’t know if I got the term right, sorry), she is a wonderful cook, a wonderful mom, wife and a devoted and loving daughter of god.
The phrase on the card says “Life is Simple.”  I thought of that, and physically life in far from simple for Brooke.  But it is important for you to know, that she is the kind of person that would tell you that if you just break life down to the basics, such as Living for and Loving God and finding Joy in something every day, then you could say that yes, “Life is Simple.” ….and that is why this card inspired me to think and write about Brooke and make this just for her!
So there you have it..a little peek into the life of someone I know!
I’ll give this to her as is…so she can just have it in her home, or if she feels like giving it someone at some point..she can!
I hope you liked my story…
Special kudos goes to Cheery Lynn Designs for the dies I used on this card also!

Wednesday Wowzer Time

25 Jul
Maybe I’ve said this before, but sometimes I make something and I’m just giddy about the finished product!
Today is one of those days!
This is the card I have made for I Heart {ippity}
Have you ever had a need for a card to give to a friend that’s not really a sorry card but more like a Murphy’s Law card, Luck of the Draw card, Guilt by Association card?
This is one of types of occasions.
I am using the set called: Simply Home.
I have paired the set up using Pink Paislee’s Hometown Summer Paper.  The fun thing about this card is the sarcastic humor.  This sweet phrase says: “Life is Simple”
But the occasion I am giving this card, to a friend, for contradicts that, so when you open the doors to the house, it says, “yeah, right!”
Lots of machine sewing and fun details went into this card, since it is Wednesday and I am expected to WOW you!!
I had a ton of fun making this and it was well worth losing quality sleep over!
I hope you have enjoyed this fun card today, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana.
Have a great Wednesday.
I made this card based on sketch #CC40 and will be entering it in that challenge.
Here is the sketch.

White on White Elegance

20 Jul
Hello, it’s me, Jeannie with a card based on our theme over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog.
The theme is White on White.
There are so many fantastic entries so far.
Our designers also have some fabulous samples to show you so be sure to visit over there soon.
Here is my card based on the theme.
I started by using the Rectangle Scallop and embossing is with my favorite embossing plate, Black Eyed Susans.
The decorative edge you see to the right of the ribbons is made from s strip cut from Cuties 3.
The tag with the phrase is made from 2 layers of French Flair.
The flowers are made from Judy’s Blooms.
The phrase is from an {ippity} set called Be Brave Branch Out.
I have really enjoyed making cards to go along with our challenge themes.  If I am ever stuck for an idea, I just look at what the them is and I immediately have an idea to jump start me.
I hope you have enjoyed my post today.  This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana.
Have a great Friday.

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.

Wednesday Fun with Cherries

11 Jul
Believe it or not..today’s recipe is QUICK AND SIMPLE.
I am using my {ippity} stamps from I Heart {ippity}
I wanted to use the cheery from the set called
I wanted the cherries to stand out, so I made the over all card pretty plain.
I was able to make the cherries appear 3-d by embossing each heart individually and creating the puffy effect you see in the picture.
To finish off the card I had a left over shrink film cherry that I dangled from my sentiment.
Pretty cute..at least I think;)
I hope you have enjoyed my post today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana, have a great day!

From Trash to Treasure

27 Jun
This might sound so cliche, but I am so excited to share what I have made today!

My daughter could not find any shorts in the stores that she likes(they were all too short) so, we bought pants and I made them into shorts.  Call me a hoarder, but I have a tough time throwing anything away.

Here are the pieces of denim I cut off the pants.

A normal person would have just chucked them in the garbage.  But, I am far from normal!
I thought it would be cool to emboss in white on the denim, I tried that first, but the white actually absorbed too much into the denim.
Here you can see I have all my supplies ready to go.  I have the denim on top of some large acrylic stamping blocks for a hard surface to stamp on.
Here you can see I stamped all the supplies wanted to use, denim, Mary Engelbreit fabric, twill tape, and organza ribbon.
Here is the final product after I put it all together on come thick chipboard and mounted it on some fabulous coordinating Canvas Corp Papers.
I am using the set called:  Let your Heart take Flight.
The lettering is much darker in person,
I just had a blast making this picture.
It’s so fun to find buttons and beads to add to projects like this.
The puffy heart pillow really adds a fun touch to this.
So there you have it, my attempt to WOW you!!
How did I do??
This has been my version of from Trash to Treasure, with Jeannie from The Polka Cabana.

DAY TWO I Heart {ippity} Design Team Blog Hop

9 Jun

Welcome to DAY TWO of the I Heart {ippity} Design Team Blog Hop!

If you are not familiar with {ippity} then you are missing out!  {ippity} is a line of rubber stamps manufactured by the Unity Stamp Co.

The {ippity} line is separate from the Unity line but has the same wonderful quality,  it is marketed though Unity Endorsed {ippity} Chicks, reps for {ippity}.

 Heather is an {ippity} CHICK and would love to be yours!  To order {ippity} just go to the Unity Website and on the left hand side click {ippity} – Pick a CHICK & Order.

That will take you to the {ippity} chick page where you can pick Heather Flaherty as your {ippity} Chick

For our blog hop, I have used a wonderful set called:

PAIN & STRENGTH

 This is a project I made for the sweetest neighbor one could ever have.

 I thought it would be an extra special way to tell her thank you for all the wonderful things she has done for me.

 She is a survivor and this will mean a lot to her.  This is a .svg angel that was custom made for me from a terrific and talented friend, Therese Travis.

 The saying is applicable to many different things, not just the survivor heroes of cancer.  I think that is what I love about this set, it can be used for so many different reasons.

 I put a lot of love into this, for some one I love a lot!

Now….

Heather is giving away a prize to one person who comments on all of the DT blogs!  So get commenting!  You should head over to Kristy’s  blog now to see her fabulous work!

Also, check out the I Heart {ippity} fan page on Facebook and like us there.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Facebook Fan Page Link – www.facebook.com/PCAHeather

Pick a CHICK & Order Link –   http://unitystampco.com/ippity-chicks/default.aspx

Blog Hop Line Up In Case you get lost:

Heather
Sherri
Shellye
Emily
Amy
*******Jeannie You are HERE*******
Kristy


Now head on over to Kristy‘s Blog to see what wonderful creation she has for you today!

I Heart {ippity} Design Team Blog Hop

8 Jun

Welcome to the I Heart {ippity} Design Team Blog Hop!

If you are not familiar with {ippity} then you are missing out!  {ippity} is a line of rubber stamps manufactured by the Unity Stamp Co.

The {ippity} line is separate from the Unity line but has the same wonderful quality,  it is marketed though Unity Endorsed {ippity} Chicks, reps for {ippity}.

 Heather is an {ippity} CHICK and would love to be yours!  To order {ippity} just go to the Unity Website and on the left hand side click {ippity} – Pick a CHICK & Order.

That will take you to the {ippity} chick page where you can pick Heather Flaherty as your {ippity} Chick

For our blog hop, I have used a simple set called:

MY KITCHEN TO YOURS

 This is just a project I made up to cover a small jar of  homemade jam.

 I thought it would be an extra special way to give a small gift to friends.

 The jam is tucked securely inside.

 The stamp lets friends know the goodie inside is homemade.

 Very simple to make with very little product needed.

Now….

Heather is giving away a prize to one person who comments on all of the DT blogs!  So get commenting!  You should head over to Kristy’s  blog now to see her fabulous work!

Also, check out the I Heart {ippity} fan page on Facebook and like us there.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Facebook Fan Page Link – www.facebook.com/PCAHeather

Pick a CHICK & Order Link –   http://unitystampco.com/ippity-chicks/default.aspx

Blog Hop Line Up In Case you get lost:

Heather
Sherri
Shellye
Emily
Amy
*******Jeannie You are HERE*******
Kristy


Now head on over to Kristy‘s Blog to see what wonderful creation she has for you today!

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.

Wednesday Wowzer Banner

16 May
Today I am using the {ippity} set called New Season, New Wonder.
I am using these mini gift card sized bags from CANVAS CORP as my base.
I thought this would be so cute using nice bright summer colors.
Using powders from WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS was the perfect touch since I had some vibrant colored powders to choose from.
I embellished a little with some puffy stickers I had from MOMENTA.
The puffy fruit stickers were the perfect finishing touch.
These bags are the perfect size to create a banner that is not overwhelming in size.
I hope you have enjoyed this idea of mine!
Do you love banners like I do?
Now…where should I hang this?? hmmm??
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.