Friday, June 28, 2013

There Are Always Flowers

Happy Friday!

Are you looking forward to the weekend?
I know I am, as we will get to spend time with my grandbaby-girl Olivia...
she is such a sweetie!

Today's card was pretty quick & easy.  

I stamped out the sentiment, used my circle-punch and popped it up on foam-adhesives.

The panel across the middle was embossed, then I wrapped floss around it, die-cut those flowers, punched out those tiny butterflies and anchored them with pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today, 
I hope you have a great weekend!

***pssst...don't forget to enter your creation for our A.R.T. Challenge
it's "anything goes"!***

~Cheryl


Card Challenges:


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Bermuda Bay & Pink Pirouette, Colorbok Kraft, TPS Cream
DP:  Colorbok Spring Morning
Stamp:  Flourishes Garden Gate
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Dew Drop Chalk
Other:  Pearls by Want2Scrap, Fancy Floss by WeR Memory Keepers, Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls Embossing folder, foam-adhesives

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A.R.T. Challenge #3 Anything Goes!

Hey there!

It's Thursday, and that means it's time for our 3rd challenge over at
A.R.T. Card Challenges, and the theme is:

Anything Goes!

I sure hope you play along along with us this week. 
If you do, you'll be entered into a random drawing for a
Guest Designer spot with us!

Now on to my creation:

The image is from the Flourishes Spring Blossom set that I inked up with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Prisma, then cut out and placed it on top of the paper-doily.

And look at what the A.R.T. Girls created!:

Misti - Alanna - Darlene - Joanne

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Whisper White
Stamps:  Flourishes Spring Blossom set
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma Watercolor Pencils, Dew Drop Chalk
Other:  Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart, paper doily, buttons, Sakura Glitter Pen, and foam-adhesives.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Fusion#12

Happy Wednesday!

Today's card is inspired by the 


 

Again, I fused both the sketch & colors together,
and here's my take on it:

 I started out with my SU! Crushed Curry Textured cardstock, put the Whisper White bg through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

The flowers were made using my Spellbinders Rose Creations dies,  
(SU! Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango & Melon Mambo), and anchored them with some pearl-brads I had in my stash.

The sentiment is from TPC.  There ya go, clean & simple!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope you'll join us over at my A.R.T. Card Challenge tomorrow 
(Thursday at 10am) for a new challenge...it's "anything-goes"!

~Cheryl

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Our Daily Bread with Sympathy

Hey there!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch challenge over at 

I'm disappointed, as by the time I finally got this finished, 
I'd missed the cut-off time  :(

But, here's a look at it!:

I went with the only stamp set I own from ODBD, 
and that is the "Loving Memory" set.

I inked it up, and colored in the leaves using my Prisma.  For dimension, I inked the lilies up again onto SU! Whisper White cardstock, cut them out, then popped them up using foam-adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  Chocolate and Cream by TPS
DP:  Colorbok "Darling Jewel"
Stamps:  ODBD "Loving Memory"
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma Watercolor Pencils, Dew Drop Chalk
Other:  Pearls by EK Success, button, white craft-string and foam-adhesives.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wishes for Maddy

Happy Monday, I sure hope you had a good weekend.

Today's card is a special one created for a very special little girl named Maddy.  Head over to Simon Says Stamp blog to read about Maddy's story and her fight with cancer.

I decided to make another CAS card for her using our Sketch over at the A.R.T. Challenge blog.  I really love this layout, and thought it would work perfect with this one.

It really was simple to make!

I used my "My Little Ballerina" stamp set from CDS, inked her up with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored her in with Prisma and blended.

I added some Liquid Glass to her tutu, as I wanted it to be shiny-like-see-thru.

She and the banner are both popped up for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope you'll play along with us using this sketch
and send Maddy a card too!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Melon Mambo Textured, Whisper White
Stamps:  My Little Ballerina by Clear Dollar Stamps
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma Watercolor Pencils, Dew Drop
Other:  Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing folder, corner punch, Sakura Glitter Gel Pen, gems (from my stash) and foam-adhesives.

Friday, June 21, 2013

CAS Sweet Baby Girl

Happy Friday y'all!

Just another CAS baby girl card today, inspired by one I'd seen on Pinterest.

It's hard to tell in this photo, but the stamped/button panel is popped up on foam-adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by today, 
I hope you have a great weekend!

~Cheryl
 
***pssst...if you're looking for a new sketch layout, head on over to my A.R.T. Challenge blog
we'd love to see your creation!
 


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Whisper White
DP:  TPS Pink & Polka Dots
Stamps:  Baby by Heidi Swapp, sweet by Colorbok
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Button, white craft string, & foam-adhesives

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A.R.T. #2 Sketch ~ Thank You

Happy Thursday!

It's time for our 2nd challenge over at my other blog:   
A.R.T. Card Challenges, and today is a CAS 
(clean & simple) sketch:


I sure hope you play along with us this week, 
we'd love to see your creations!

Here's a look at mine:



I embossed the bg using my Birds & Swirls folder with my Cuttlebug.  The butterflies were punched, then I added those tiny pearls to finish them off.

There ya go, clean & simple!

Check out these creations from the A.R.T. Girls:


Thanks for stopping by today!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White.
Stamp:  TPC Greetings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Fancy Floss by WeR Memory Keepers, Pearls by EK Success, and Rhinestones by Best Occasions.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mojo Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday!

Today's card is for this week's Mojo Monday:

 

Here's my creation:


I haven't quite decided whether this one is more juvenile or masculine, but either way, I am happy how it turned out!


 I popped up the sentiment, big star and balloon for a 3-D look.

Thanks for stopping by today, 
and make sure you head on over to my A.R.T. Challenge blog tomorrow for our winners and this week's new challenge...
(it's a sketch!).

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Textured Bermuda Bay & Dusty Durango, Whisper White & Basic Black.
Stamps:  Inkadinkado
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, CTMH Markers
Other:  Studio G star punch, Fancy Floss by WeR Memory Keepers, foam adhesives.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Cheery Hello Fusion


 Hey there!

Today's card is inspired by the Fusion #11 Challenge:


 

And here's my creation:


 I chose the Flourishes "Spring Morning" set, inked with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored in with Prisma, then I added that punched-butterfly and a couple pearls to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Marina Mist, So Saffron, Indigo Island, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White.
Stamps:  Flourishes "Spring Morning"
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma Watercolor Pencils
Other:  Square & Butterfly Punches, pearls by EK Success

Monday, June 17, 2013

CAS Cute Baby Girl

Hi again!

I know, it's my 2nd post today, but I wanted to get this one done and posted in time to meet the deadline for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.

Here's my creation...

The layout is from CAS(E) this Sketch.  

A couple months ago, I made a baby-boy card for my nephew & his wife.  Well, as it turns out...they're having a girl.

And this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge is to use maps, luggage, or something that "goes", and I thought this baby/rocking-horse image would be perfect for that.

Thanks for stopping by again today!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Pink Pirouette & Whisper White
Stamps:  image by SU! Greetings Galore, sentiment by Inkadinkado
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma & Dew Drop
Other:  Pearl by Want2Scrap, Fancy Floss by WeR Memory Keepers, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and buttons.

Baby Girl Shower Invitations

Hi everyone, and Happy Monday...
I hope you all had a great weekend!

On top of being busy getting my A.R.T. Card Challenge blog up and running (enter your Summertime themed card by tomorrow, Tuesday the 18th at Noon, and you could win a Guest Designer spot)...I've been in my craft room making 30 invitations for one of my niece's upcoming baby shower.

Here's how they turned out:



They really weren't hard to make, nor did they take a lot of time.  Now, if I had to create 30 different cards, that would've been a different story.  But with these, I just had an assembly-line going.

I thought since she is naming the baby Paisley, that it would be adorable to add some paisley DP to the invites, and I really love how they turned out.

I'm pretty sure she's going to love them.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Make sure to on Thursday morning, head on over to my A.R.T. blog to see the winners and this week's new challenge (it's a sketch!).

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  TPS Chocolate & Recollections Pink Buttons
DP:  Recollections Pink Paisleys
Text:  Microsoft Word Pad (Comic Sans font)
Other:  Offray Ribbon, Pearls by Want2Scrap, Butterfly & Circle punches

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bees & Blooms Color Sketch

Happy Friday!

What are your plans for this weekend?

I will be hanging here with my family, celebrating my Mom's birthday.

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Now on to today's card...


I absolutely love the color-combo over at the colorQ this week.
I used SU! Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Certainly Celery & Whisper White.

The images are from the Flourishes "Bees & Blooms" set that I inked up with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored in with my Prisma Watercolor Pencils, and the bee is cut out, popped up and has Liquid Glass on its wings.

I went CAS, keeping it without a sentiment for now. 
 I can always add that later, as needed.

Thanks for stopping by today, 
I hope you have a great weekend!

~Cheryl


Card Challenges:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Celebrate Summer A.R.T.!

 Hey there!

Am so excited to share with you today's card, as it is for my  
first, new A.R.T. Card Challenge starting off 
with a "Summertime" theme.

Whenever I think of summer, I think of tropical flowers, the beach, and hanging out with family & friends.

I hand-cut and paper-pieced my surf board together, chalked around the edges & popped it up for added dimension.

Head on over to my A.R.T. Card Challenge blog and play along with us...we'd love to see your creations!

There will be a randomly-chosen winner for a Guest Designer spot, 
so don't miss out!

Check out what my DT Members have created:


Thanks for hanging out with us!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Pumpkin Pie & Bermuda Bay, Colorbok Kraft
DP:  TPS All Seasons II
Stamps:  TPS, Inkadinkado, & Studio G
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Dew Drop
Other:  Twine, foam-adhesives

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A.R.T. Card Challenges


Hey y'all! 

Just a reminder that everything is ready to go and set to launch for our new, firstA.R.T. Card Challenges TOMORROW!

Every Thursday, there will be a new challenge with 1 Winner, 3 Honorary Mentions, and once a month, a randomly chosen Guest Designer spot.

And just to give you a heads-up, tomorrow's challenge kicks off with a Summertime theme.

 All of us Design Team Members are very excited and hope you'll join us on this new adventure.  Enter your summertime creation, and you could be our first Guest Designer!

Seeya tomorrow!

~Cheryl

Monday, June 10, 2013

Graduation & Fusion Enjoy

 Hey there!

I hope you had a good weekend!  I had a very special Friday evening attending my nephew's Graduation ceremony, and yah...NO rain!  Then Saturday we had his party here, and although it did rain, we all still had a good time.


Now on to today's creation...



it's another clean & simple card I made for 
this week's Fusion #10:

 Again, I chose to fuse them together.

My waves were created using a circle punch that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swirls folder.

Thanks for stopping by today,
 I hope you have a good week!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, & Kraft by Colorbok.
Stamps:  Inkadinkado & TPS
Inks:  Rubber Stampede & Dew Drop
Other:  Twine, Cuttlebug, foam-adhesives

Friday, June 7, 2013

CAS Just For You

Happy Friday!!

It's a busy day/weekend for me here.  My most-awesomest-nephew is Graduating from  H.S., and his ceremony was supposed to be this past Wednesday.  However, due to Tropical Storm Andrea and her drenching us with rain...his ceremony has been rescheduled to tonight.  If it gets rained out again, it will be tomorrow morning.  Cross your fingers it's tonight, because his party is tomorrow at my house!

Anyway.....on to my card for today:


It's inspired by this week's sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch, and also from Flourishes Timeless Tuesday to incorporate either a vegetable or a fruit.

I chose watermelon, inked it up, colored it with Prisma, cut them out and popped them up with foam-adhesives for dimension.

***pssst*** 
don't forget to join me on next Thursday, June 13 for the launch of my new A.R.T 
(A Random Thursday) card challenge blog!


I hope you all have a nice, dry weekend!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Whisper White, other red
DP:  Colorbok Spring Morning
Stamps:  TLC, and sentiment from Heidi Grace
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma Watercolor Pencils, Dew Drop
Other:  Fancy Floss by WeR Memory Keepers, button & ribbon.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pixie Dust Wishes

Hey there!

Today's card is a fun one, inspired by the Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge to use "fantasy or fairies".  You should play along too for a chance to win some free-digis!

I went CAS, as I wanted her (my fairy) to stand-out.

I inked her up with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Prisma and chalked around the edges with a Dew Drop.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Cheryl


Card Challenges:
CC&CC #40 ~ Fantasy or Fairies
CTD245 ~ Color Combo


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Melon Mambo, Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery & Whisper White
Stamps:  Image by Inkadinkado, sentiment by Clear Dollar Stamps
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma Watercolor Pencils, Dew Drop
Other:  Studio G butterfly punch, pearls by Want2Scrap, Sakura Glitter Pen

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mojo Thanks!

Hey there!

Things around here have been busy-crazy, but I was still able to squeeze in a "Thanks!" card for this week's Mojo Monday.

Here's a look at the sketch:

 


And here's what I came up with:


It's hard to tell in this photo, but those black circles that are tucked in have been embossed using my Cuttlebug.

I really liked the sketch this week, and am really excited because since it's the first Monday of the month, Mojo Monday is also having a contest.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Kraft by Colorbok
DP:  Colorbok Spring Morning
Stamp:  TPC
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Dew Drop Chalk
Other:  Scalloped, Square & Circle Punches, butterflies by Studio G punch, Pearls by Want2Scrap, Embossing with Cuttlebug, Paper-Piercing & foam-adhesives.
 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CAS Birthday Fusion #9

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for another Fusion Challenge!

Here's this week's fusion:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wCJNoENwhGk/UVeE_fnlmGI/AAAAAAAAGKg/rPKLY39QaH4/s640/fusion9.png 
 It didn't end up how I imagined it in my head, 
but hey...I've got another birthday card done, right?!

I hope you're enjoying your week!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Whisper White
DP:  Colorbok "So Sweet" & "Rhapsody"
Stamp:  TPC
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Pearls by Want2Scrap, black floss & brads

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bella Birthday Gifts

Happy Monday!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as I did!  

We got together with family & friends for a cookout to celebrate my daughter's 23rd birthday....good times!

Today's card is one that I created for a friend of mine who's daughter recently turned 18.

My friend told me that her daughter loves fashion & shopping so immediately grabbed this image from Stamping Bella.

I found out that my friend's daughter wore this color of blue dress to her prom, so I went with it.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great week!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! River Rock, Whisper White, Chocolate by TPS
DP:  SU! Thoroughly Modern
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma Watercolor Pencils, Dew Drops
Other:  Scallop-circle Punch, twine, gem, SU! Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, decorative scissors, and foam-adhesives

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Baby Girl!

 Happy Birthday Kelly!
 
I cannot believe that 23 years ago today, I held your sweet little, pink body in my arms for the first time.
 
From that moment on, you stole my heart, and the hearts of everyone who knows you!
 
You are THE BEST daughter, sister, cousin, niece, aunt and friend anyone could ever ask for.
 
Love you my Sweet Kelly, may all your wishes come true!
 
Love ~ your Momma
 
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