Hi All! I am so excited to be this week's hostess at City Crafter Challenge Blog. I love that we live in such a high tech world. I love getting photos of children and grandchildren in an instant.....however.....I have to say there is still something REALLY SPECIAL about getting a little something the old fashioned way...in the MAIL! Don't you just LOVE opening up an envelope (when you know it isn't a bill) and seeing what it contains! I know it makes my heart beat just a bit faster. Sooo...we are celebrating old fashioned MAIL this week and your challenge is to use an ENVELOPE somewhere on your project. I loved putting an envelope on this lo of our littlest Valentine filled with all kinds of valentine hearts. (and I'm still using my chipboard...that large letter "V") I truly can't wait to see what YOU ALL come up with this week. You HAVE to go look at the truly FANTABULOUS inspiration provided by our Guest Designer,Jacira, and our DT! So GORGEOUS! You will want to play along for our prize from the ohhhh soooo amazingly GENEROUS sponsor, Pixie Dust Paperie! *They also have a super FAB SPECIAL for CCCB readers only...that will be perfect for Valentine making! Go check it out HERE! Hope you ALL have a week FILLED with HAPPY mail or at least HAPPY thoughts! Hugs, Cheryl
Hi all! I'm here to share with you another on my cheesy Valentines...haha! No whine please...you can feel free to groan a little if you like, however. You will see there is more chipboard from my enormous stash of unused chipboard on it. Yeah me for using my stash! Have a FANTABULOUS day ALL! Hugs, Cheryl
Hi all! I have to admit I'm getting a bit excited for Valentine's Day. To let you all in on a little secret...one of my favorite things about Valentine's Day is the 'cheesy' sayings on Valentine's cards. I LOOOOOOOVE them! The just make me giggle...and who doesn't love to giggle. Combine this love of cheesy sayings with the need to USE scrapbook supplies that have been laying in a basket for a VERY LONG time and voile you have this my funny little valentine. I'm making a little goal for myself to use stuff that has been laying around forever in my supplies. This week I'm challenging myself to use my old chipboard supplies. So be expecting to see chipboard on everything I make this week. Have you started Valentine creating yet? I hope you all have a little giggle in your Valentine this year! HUGS, Cheryl
Hi all!! So fun to share another FAB City Crafter Challeng Blog challenge with you today! Today's challenge is brought to us by Linda, who has provided us with a FABULOUS sketch:
Here is the card I created with the sketch:
You are going to want to check out whatLizzi, our GD created with and and ALL our DT members created! WONDERFUL inspiration! Now I KNOW you are going to want to play along this week! Our super GENEROUS sponsor, Pixie Dust Paperie is also offering a SPECIAL to readers of City Crafter Challenge Blog so go check it out HERE! I can't wait to see what you create! Have a FANTABULOUSLY CREATIVE day!! Hugs, Cheryl
Hi all! It is a gray drizzly day here in my neck of the woods and those kind of days always leave me feeling nostalgic. It is my 2cd daughters 5th anniversary in a couple of weeks and I was thinking about both my daughters and their weddings and what lovely brides they were. I thought I would share a couple of my favorite wedding photos of theirs with you.
Good-bye is never easy...these still make me misty eyed. My oldest and youngest:
A sweet moment:
It's like kissing your sister:
Isn't she lovely:
I still think this is one of the most romantic photos ever taken:
Isn't she lovely:
Looking toward eternity:
Thanks for joining me on my trip down memory lane! Hope that love is in the air for you today! Hugs!
Hi all! It is always a hard transition for me when I take down the Christmas decorations and then have to wait until Valentine's Day again. The house just seems so bare and forlorn. So this year I decided to have a little "winter" decor for the month of January. Just a few "wintery" items...pine cones and snowmen...tree branches...and some silver and white that I put up. I also decided to make a new table runner for my table. I just used three 14x14 inch squares of fabric and sewed the sides together, then cut 3 inch strips of burlap the length and width of the sewn fabric and sewed that on the edges. I then sewed on the various doilies. I cut some fabric the same size for the back and sewed that on. Now I have a "winter" table runner. Do you decorate for winter? When do you start putting up decorations for Valentine's?
Hope you have a FABBY WINTER day! Hugs, Cheryl
I'm always excited for Tuesdays because I get to share another City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge! This week Kirsty is our hostess and she has come up with the theme of "Pretty Inside and Out". We all make pretty cards, but sometimes the inside of the card is just neglected. Well, this week the challenge is to make a card PRETTY INSIDE and OUT, that means, we want a pretty card and we want to see the inside of the card as well, so don't leave the inside blank, we need to see how you make your card PRETTY INSIDE and OUT!! Boy, oh Boy has our guest designer,Lizzi, and all of our DT members done just that! For sure you need to check out their work HERE at CCCB! The prize this week is a $10 gift certificate from our ohhhhhh so FABULOUS and GENEROUS sponsor Pixie Dust Paperie. So I sure hope you play along with us! You know we ALL just LOVE seeing your work! Have a wonderful day ALL!! I hope it is filled with prettiness INSIDE and OUT! Hugs, Cheryl
Hi ALL! Just jumping on to say Happy Birthday to SWEET Ros!!! Hope it is ohhhhhh soooooooo FABULOUS!! If you would love to say Happy Birthday to Ros...go on over toCCCBand leave her a Happy Birthday message! Have a great day! Hugs, Cheryl
Hi All!! I'm always so happy to share a new City Crafter Challenge blog challenge with you all! This week challenge is brought to us by our hostess Ros and is "Back to Black"...the challenge is to make a card or project incorporating any Black Silhouette image. There are so many of these beauties around lately ... So you can use a stamp, die cut, digital image ... You choose as long as it is BLACK. It is always so FUN to see what you all create so be sure to play along. For some FABULOUS inspiration head on over to CCCBand take a look at what our GD, June, made and all of our DT. The winner this week will receive a $15 Gift Certificate from our wonderful sponsor, CropStop. So come join us!!! Hope you have a FAB week! HUGS, Cheryl
Hi All!!! ARE YOU HAVING A HAPPY NEW YEAR?!!! I'm so HAPPY to be the hostess and to start a New Year at City Crafter Challenge Blog! With a WHOLE NEW CALENDAR full of dates I thought it would be fun to use that as a theme for this week's challenge! So are you ready to SAVE THE DATE with us?! Your challenge is to use either A DAY, A MONTH, a YEAR *OR* a COMBINATION of ALL THREE somewhere on your project!! Do you have a idea in mind?! Can't wait to see what you ALL create!! WOW... A WHOLE YEAR of NEW crafting ahead! LOVE it! LOVE what our Guest Designer, Lizzi, created as well as ALL our DT! Go check it out at over at CCCB and be ready to be inspired! Something else I LOVE and YOU are going to as well is our FAB sponsor...Bugaboo Stamps...They are offering SEVEN of their digi stamps to the winner of this weeks challenge! Now the date I chose for my project is a really special one...my son's 21st birthday. I won't be able to spend it with him because he will still be serving as a missionary for our church on that day...BUT I HAVE ANOTHER REALLY FANTABULOUS DATE I want to share with you...He just told us the DATE HE IS COMING HOME!!!!!! We had to drag it out of him....Do you want to know?!!! He is coming home on............................................................................MARCH 19!!!!!!!!!!! WoooHooo!!!! Happy 2012 ALL!! I know it is going to be a FAB YEAR for us ALL!!! HUGS, Cheryl
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley