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Bloom Girl – Westcott Blog Hop

17 Oct

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

We are SO excited to present you a STRONG and BLOOMING collaboration between the Bloom Girl line by Jamie Dougherty and Westcott!

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All the designers have been playing with amazing products from Westcott and we were thrilled to base our projects on the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign that is always held during October.

To celebrate this awesome opportunity, both Jamie and Westcott are doing giveaways* to one lucky winner. Nice, right?!

To enter the giveaways, you must comment on each blog listed below and make sure to thank our dear Jamie on the Bloom Girls Creative group on Facebook and Westcott on their Facebook page.

You can find their products HERE on the Prima website and HERE on the Westcott one.

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*The Westcott giveaway is open to US residents only from Oct. 17th 2014 10am PT to Oct. 20th 2014 12am PT.

The Bloom Girl giveaway is open worldwide from Oct. 17th 2014 10am PT to Oct. 20th 2014 12am PT.

Bloom Girl Design Team Blog
Jamie Dougherty
Janine Koczwara
***(YOU ARE HERE)**- Jeannie DeGruccio
Lisa Adametz
Louise Nelson
Mindy Baxter
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Westcott Blog

Now let’s get inspired and start hoppin’!!

Here is my project for this hop.

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I am using the HOPE Bloom Girl stamp for this card.

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I love this phrase..as with anything cool, I found it on Pinterest.

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I loved working with the PINK for this hop.  I hope you are enjoying yourself and good luck on the giveaways we are having.

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Thank you again for stopping by.

Your next hop stop is:

Lisa Adametz

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Gel A Tins Stamps – Elefuntastic Card

12 Apr
Hello everyone..
I am here with a cute card today.  I am using Mojo Monday’s Sketch #236
Here is the sketch.
I turned the sketch and used it like this:
I am using the set called:
Here is my version of the sketch from above.
It think this is such a sweet set. There are so many possibilities since there are so many stamps.
I took one of the largest elephants and embossed it with a glitter embossing powder.  It created a nice effect for the background.
I am using all MOMENTA paper products.
All of these wild prints are from a paper pack called:
I also used some ABC stickers from a Momenta 12 x 12 Super Paper Pad.  If you don’t have a phrase that matches your stamps, make one up!  That’s what I always do!
I hope you have enjoyed my sketch tweak today!  Do you use sketches?  I am new to using them but I am hooked!
What sketch sites you do like?
I would love to hear what you have to say.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Gel A Tins Stamps – Little Piggies

5 Apr
Hello everyone..
I am here with yet another cute card today.
I am using the set called:
When I make a card, I will often choose which image from which stamp set I want to use for my card/project.
With today’s card, I knew I wanted to use the piggies from the Pet Shop set.
So I started to look for different phrases for pigs and came up with nothing.
So then I decided to make my own background paper using the “This little piggie” poem.
I then mounted my piggies on the background paper and created a cute baby card.
I made the inside sentiment to go along with the theme.
I just think the piggies and the different shades of pink I used make a wonderful card!
My advice for today: Always look for the unexpected.
 With a little imagination you can make almost any stamp set you own fit into a certain theme you need!
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Gel A Tins Stamps – Sweet Little Girl Card

22 Mar
Hello everyone..
I am here with a cute card today.  I am using Mojo Monday’s Sketch #233
Here is the sketch.
I turned the sketch and used it like this:
I am using the set called:
Here is my version of the sketch from above.
It think this is such a sweet set. There are so many possibilities since there are so many stamps.
I have no idea who I will give this card to, but I could use it for many different occasions, don’t you agree?
I hope you have enjoyed my sketch tweak today!  Do you use sketches?  I am new to using them but I am hooked!
What sketch sites you do like?
I would love to hear what you have to say.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

I Heart {ippity} keep it simple

10 Aug

Quick post here!

This is my card for the I Heart {ippity} blog today.

I am entering it in the Unity Opportunity Challenge.

The theme is Clean & Simple.

Actually this is quite hard for me to do.  This card felt very unfinished to me, but I stopped and left it clean and simple.

I used the stamp set called:

Thankful for you.

I used all Authentique Paper products.

The paper is from the 2 lines called UNCOMMON and GLOWING and unlikely combination, but it works!

So there you have it a very simple card.

Be sure to go over to the I Heart {ippity} blog and see what the other designers have made for you to look at!

Here is the link:

Wednesday Wowzers!

Have a great day and do look at the sets and check the prices!

The stamps are divine and the prices are very low for such fun, great quality stamps!

The Evolution of a Sweet Stamps Card, POLKA STYLE!!

8 Mar

When it comes to crafting, well card making, I would say I am not intimidated by much.  I have graduated to DIVA level and can SEW on cards, I can paper piece, I can color enough to fake it!  Ok, I have not even 1 COPIC to my name, but I was side swiped by this weeks SWEET STAMPS DT challenge.

Do you want to show me up? Yeah, I am talking to you, CG and Mrs. Analog, I dare you to try this one.  You do realize all the challenges at Sweet Stamps Blog, have a prize?  A $20.00 store gift certificate!  Hmmm, I wonder if I can enter?   Just kidding!

The challenge is to use Vellum on your project.  If you have any Sweet Stamps to use, all the better!

When given this challenge we were introduced to a technique called PARCHMENT CRAFT.  I watched the video, and it seemed easy enough.  Well let me tell you, I think you are either born to EXCEL or NOT EXCEL at this technique.  I had a challenging time, getting this to look beautiful like the cards I’d seen in the videos and pictures I’d seen.

When I call this post THE EVOLUTION of a SWEET STAMPS CARD, that is really what this process was for me.  I had to have input from experts and I had to fine tune this before I was confident enough to post the card and say, “I made this!”

Without further ado, here is my finished product:

The stamp that I used is called FORGET ME NOT HEART -7029.

Parchment Craft as defined by me, to you, is to take a piece of vellum, stamp it, emboss it, turn the vellum over and dry emboss the image from the back.

What happens when you do this, is that you stretch the vellum and when the vellum is stretched, it turns to a darker, opaque white.

The polka dots in the center of my card are the perfect example of what happens to the vellum.

I also did the dry embossing on the area just outside the middle, that is what all my flowers are mixed into.

The white flowers I made were very fun to make.  To get the petals to curl up, I simply stretched them in a curl by dragging my fingernail across the surface.  Think of the way ribbon curls when you run scissors along the surface, well the vellum did the same thing, by just using my hands, NO SCISSORS NEEDED:)

I do think the card turned out to be a very ELEGANT looking card.  Fit for a princess, a bride a mom or a special friend.  If you have not tried parchment craft or crafting with vellum, here is your chance.  You never know if you are going to like something, unless you try it, right?

I would HIGHLY encourage you to go over to the SWEET STAMPS BLOG.  The cards that they have made for this challenge, are pretty much jaw dropping!  Some of them, are masters, I daresay, of this craft!  I would love for you to join along.  Leave a comment and let me know, are you in?

Have a great week, I will be back with a CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS post on Friday, come back and visit then!

Dreaming of a PINK CHRISTMAS

8 Dec

If you are here for the TIFFANY DOODLES BLOG HOP, click the link below to go to the post.

https://polkacabana.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/hooray-tiffany-doodles-blog-hop-starts-today/

Now, let’s talk PINK!!

OK, so maybe you do not think PINK when you think of CHRISTMAS, but, why not?  The cards today will have a couple of things in common,

1 – They are all Holiday Cards

2 – They are all PINK!!

First up:  TUESDAY TRIO CHALLENGE CARD

(Remember if you’d like to WIN my card, simply participate in the TUESDAY TRIO challenge, place in the top 3 or the TOP spot, and I will Mail you My Card!)

Here is our sketch for this week.  We are on Sketch 44

Here is the Card I have done for the CHALLENGE 🙂

What do you think?  PINK and BRIGHT and CHEERY and full of Christmas/Holiday wishes.

The neat thing about this card, is that it is a HYBRID card.

I am working with Creations By Julie.

She creates some really wonderful things.  I used a template from her December Sweet Cards Template for the card above.

Any of her templates can be purchased at her store over at Ginger Scraps.

Here store is CREATIONS BY JULIE.

For my TUESDAY TRIO card I manipulated the template to suit my needs.  The card below, I used the TEMPLATE pretty much, as is.

Close up.

Right now, if you visit Julie’s blog, she already has another new TEMPLATE to try free.  If you have never tried one out, this is a perfect way to see how much fun they are.  Here is the link:

http://mycrazylifeasamomandawife.blogspot.com/2010/12/life-365-week-48-has-past-week-49.html

If you go on over there, be sure to let her know that her FABULOUS team-mate, JEANNIE sent you!

You can also find her on FACEBOOK.  Here is the link to her CREATIONS BY JULIE page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-By-Julie/153273064708178?v=info

Now, how do like the paper I used in the projects ABOVE?

I used all digi papers from THE LOLLIPOP PRESS‘s new DECEMEBER  MEGA KIT called:

SANTA BABY. You can view the WHOLE KIT and the December special at the link below

http://thelollipoppress.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-december-line.html

So lastly today, let me show you my Scrappy Pages I have done with this absolutely, fantastic, wonderful SUPER FUN kit. (Can you tell this is my FAVORITE?)

 

 

 

I love how everything matches on this post.  There is a FABULOUS tutorial over on The Lollipop Press’s Blog on how to make this adorable flower.

So you can head over there and try it out.  Once again just let them know who sent you over, ME!!  JEANNIE

A big thank you to the wonderful ladies I work with.

Dailly – http://tuesdaytrio.blogspot.com/

Julie – http://mycrazylifeasamomandawife.blogspot.com

Amber – http://thelollipoppress.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!!