Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy Birthday! ~ A.R.T.#12 ~ Ribbons & Pearls

 Happy Thursday!

It's the fifth week of the month, and that means it's a random-challenge over at my A.R.T. Card Challenge blog, so our theme is.......

"Ribbons & Pearls"

I went CAS with this one...I cut out the butterfly (SU! Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series), added a strip of DP (from the same paper set), the ribbon is also SU! (Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain), and the pearls to finish it off.

I sure hope you'll play along with us this week for our  
A.R.T. "Ribbons & Pearls" challenge,
we'd love to see your creations!

Check out what the A.R.T. Girls created:


Thanks for stopping by today!

~Cheryl

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Love You ~ A.R.T.#11 ~ Anything Goes!

 Happy Thursday!

This week's challenge over at my A.R.T. blog is...

"Anything Goes"

And it's also our week to pick a Guest Designer too, 
so you won't want to miss out!

I created today's card for my upcoming 28th wedding anniversary...wow!  
How can it be 28 years?  The time sure does fly!

Check out what the A.R.T. Girls created:


I sure hope you'll join us this week at A.R.T.,
where you might end up our next Guest Desinger!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Basic Black, Whisper White
DP:  TPS
Stamps:  TPS
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Circle & Heart punches, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing, black ribbon and foam adhesives

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Congrats! ~ A.R.T. #10 CAS Sketch

 Happy Thursday!

Yep, it's that time of the week for another 
and this week, it's a CAS Sketch:

I went very CAS with this one, 
it took no time at all to create!

I started with SU! Whisper White cardstock, added a strip of DP from my Colorbok "Rhapsody" stash, and trimmed it with that pearly-ribbon.

My image is a single stamp that I have no idea where it came from (LOL), and the sentiment of from Heidi Grace.

There ya go, CAS!

I sure hope you play along with us this week at A.R.T.!

And check out with the A.R.T. Girls created:


Have a good day!

~Cheryl

Friday, August 9, 2013

Miss You ~ Tribute to Nicki

Hey there...I want to start today's post off by saying that...  
I did not create this card 
I found it by accident; cruising through the creations over at Splitcoaststampers.com one day back in June.

This card says it all to me and it spoke to my heart.
[thank you ashjoy for allowing me to share it!]

See, last year on this day...very early in the morning, we received the terrible news that my son's best-friend/neighbor (like a brother, and son to me) was killed in a car crash.

 Nicki was a Midshipman, home on leave for a few weeks, getting ready to start his Junior Year at the U.S. Naval Academy.

My kids have been his BF for 15 years since they were 8 and 11.  We all have so many precious memories, and still...even a year later, cannot comprehend that he's gone.

He was a wonderful student, friend, brother, son, and young man that was one of the most genuine, loving people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

My kids have never been the same since losing him.

None of us have.


Poem below from his remembrance card...
 
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play,
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
For God wanted me now - He set me free.

R.I.P. Nicki...
we know you're in a better place, 
yet we still miss you so much!

Love~ your "other Momma", Cheryl

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Best Wishes College ~ A.R.T.#9 ~ School Theme!

 It's Thursday!

And that means it's time for another A.R.T. Challenge,
and this week's theme is...

"SCHOOL"

I know my creation isn't your typical or traditional school themed card, but since my nephew is getting ready to leave for college, I thought this was the perfect time to send him off with something special using his college colors.

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


I sure hope you'll join us for this week's A.R.T. "school" theme, 
we'd love to see your creations!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Crushed Curry Textured, White, & scraps of blue
Stamp:  TPS
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Square punch, "H" sticker from my stash, foam adhesives

Friday, August 2, 2013

Best Wishes ~ CC&CC#45 ~ Color Theme!

 Happy Friday!

It's time again for another challenge over at
and this week is a Color-Combo:

Aren't these colors beautiful?

Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs, and I'm using 
the Sassy Fashionista - Bella Bride image, and here it is:


I absolutely adore this image, isn't she lovely?

The challenge here to me was incorporating these colors for a bridal card, but I think she turned out fine.

After I inked her up with Memento Tuxedo Black, I colored her in with my Prisma Watercolor Pencils, then added the pearls, 
gems and ribbon to finish it off.

We sure hope you'll play along with us this week at CC&CC,
we'd love to see your creations!

Have a great weekend!

~Cheryl


Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Always Artichoke, Whisper White & Colorbok Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Sassy Studio Designs "Sassy Fashionista ~ Bella Bride", Sentiment by TPS
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma Watercolor Pencils
Other:  White twill ribbon, gems & pearls

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy Birthday! A.R.T.#8 Color Combo

 Happy Thursday!

It's time for another A.R.T. Challenge, 
and this week is a Color-Combo:




...and here's my take on it:


I've seen so many cards with banners strung across the top and decided this color-combo was the perfect time to make one.

Don't forget to check out what the A.R.T. Girls created:

Alanna ~ Darlene ~ Joanne ~ Misti

I sure hope you play along with us at A.R.T. this week,
we'd love to see your creations!

~Cheryl 

Card Recipe:
Cardstock:  SU! Certainly Celery, Bermuda Bay, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Basic Black & Whisper White
Stamp:  TPS
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Fancy Floss, foam-adhesives
 
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