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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

 

 

 

 

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I am back…..Valentine inspiration

30 Jan
Hello Everyone!
It is me, Jeannie.  I am back today with a fun project I hope will get your attention!
I am using products from a fabulous kit from Clear Scraps February Kit club.
This little project I’ve made is a home decor piece.
I am using the itty bitty Unity set called You Make me Mushy.
This is done on a leftover 6 x 6 acrylic page I had from February’s kit.
I also used some Inktense pencils to shade the mushrooms.  I am hooked in those pencils after my first use,
Don’t you love how colorful and happy this looks?
A special thank you to Jamie for my mushroom embellishment on top.  I only use them on the most special of projects!
I hope you like this!  It’s good to be back making things!
I will be back next week with another WOWZER!  Until then!
Ta ta for now!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s I Heart Ippity’s post.

Wednesday WOWZER Time!!

14 Dec

How are you today?

Today I have such a fun card for you!

I have used the set called Because of You and I am using a sketch from

The Sweetest Thing.

Here is the sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch. (I rotated the sketch one turn to the right)

I don’t know what it is about mushrooms..they just make me smile!

I just went with colors and prints that made me happy for this card.

I hope it makes you smile too!

Head on over to I Heart {ippity} we have such creative gals!

I love everything they make, every week.

Go and see for yourself.

Have a great day and remember this is the season of giving, not the season of stress and greed!  Relax and enjoy and don’t get caught up in the worldly view of this season.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Ink, Paper

Embossing Folders – Sixxix

My Minds Eye – Fine and Dandy Girl Decorative Papers

I Heart {ippity} stamps 

Crepe Paper Ribbon – Jenni Bowlin

You wouldn’t believe this!!

5 Sep

So you all know who DOODLEBUG DESIGN is, right?

They had a call for their first design team call EVER!

I love their products.

They even came out with their own line of TWINE!

I have loved their buttons and brads forever.

I was so excited to see they were doing the call for a team and decided to try out.

I spent a couple of days getting some things done.

My local scrapbook store did not have a ton of paper, at least that I could find…but I made do with what I could find.

I submitted all the required written info they wanted and THOUGHT I attached my pictures and submitted all in plenty of time, before the deadline.

Then 2 days later, I went to my SENT folder to look something up and just about PASSED out when I saw there was no attachment to my emailed DT submission.

Can you believe I did that?

I immediately wrote them and begged to still have them look at my things and told them what happened..posted on their Facebook wall, but I know they are overwhelmed with applications and I never got a response.

So, who knows if I will even be considered!

I am sooo mad at myself, I mean, I have NEVER done that before!

So, they said we could post what we made, so I though why not…they might never even open my email, right?

Oh…I am such a NINCOMPOOP!!

I will just put a gallery of everything I made.

The 2 layouts are made from My Little Shoebox products which are a lot like Doodlebug Designs, other than that everything else is DOODLEBUG DESIGN.

The altered writing book/purse  is made from one of those composition books that you find everywhere.

I sewed a vinyl pocket on the front and really enjoy how that turned out.

I am short for time so I will just group them all here and hope you enjoy the things I made…maybe post on Doodlebug’s Facebook wall to give me a chance:)

https://www.facebook.com/DoodlebugDesignInc

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I have some New Friends!!

3 Dec

I want to introduce you to yet another WONDERFULLY TALENTED group of ladies.  We have been invited to work with Tiffany over at Tiffany’s Doodles.  I will be part of her Design Team.


Original Digital Stamps

Here is the Talented Group!

Official Site    Tiffany Doodles

Tiffany Richards    Tiffany’s Garden

Cammy Wall    Pink Room Therapy

Collette Landwer    Heaven Sent For You

Donna Mikasa    3 Umbrellas

Jeannie DeGruccio    The Polka Cabana

Jillian Foster    Inspired By

Jodi Ann Lee    Inked Inspirations

Joy Taylor    Less is More

Karen Baker    The Bald Dragonfly

Kim Schofield    Paperie Petals

Lindsay Amrhein    Note To Self

Lisa Summerhayes    Lisa’s Handmade Cards

Pattie Goldman    The Pampered Paper Patch

Peet Roeven    Scrap Album

Shannon Neparko    Desert Design Studios

Simone Naoum    Designs by Simone

Sue McRae    Inky Fingers

Willemien Katerberg    Styles in Paper

I will be creating things to show you with her AWESOME Digital Stamps.  Tiffany is a wonderful artist.  Her images are cute and so fun to work with.

Here are a couple of cards I have made with her Images.

 

 

I made these with 2 of Tiffany’s Free Digis, so if you like them you can snag these Digi’s to try out yourself!  They really are a lot of fun!

Cherry Card made with:  CHERRIES

Mushroom Card made with: MUSHROOM HOME & LADYBUG

You are Cordially Invited to:

Join us next week for Our Official Blog Hop and December Card Challenge.

Festivities Begin Dec. 7th, 2010.

Hope you can join us!!

Now hop on over there to check out her AMAZING stuff!!

Bye for now!