Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bon Voyage!! *CCCB*

Hi ALL!  I'm back today with a new challenge from City Crafter Challenge Blog!  Yeah!  Ros is our hostess and she has chosen for our theme this week "Bon Voyage".    Your challenge is to simply make a Bon Voyage card or project.  Have you taken a summer vacation?  Wouldn't this be a great project to make a little mini album about it...or do you know someone who is about to leave?...let them know you are wishing them a FAB time and will miss them.  I sure hope you play along!  Come take a peek over at CCCB at the WONDERFUL project designed by our Guest Designer this week, Lauren Bergold and ALL the FANTASTIC projects by the rest of our DT!  Whether you are vacationing or not...I wish you ALL smooth sailing this week!  Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, July 23, 2012

She Said YES!!

Hi ALL!  I promised you a little while ago that I would share some exciting news with you.  Well, it has been kind of CRAZY around here the last couple of weeks.  The reason we went out of town a little unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago was that a wonderful young man wanted to ask my husband's blessing to marry our daughter.  So off we flew to grant this young man's request.  It has been pretty much a whirlwind ever since.  He asked her the to marry him the following week (10 days ago) and they set a date for September 14th.  I don't mean September 14th 2013...I mean September 14th 2012!!  So ALL has been a flutter around my house.  Oh...and in the mean time I tended two of my grandchildren for five days...soooooo.....forgive me if I haven't kept up with my blog the best and forgive me if I do not keep up my blog the best because I'm kind of frantic right now.  WONDERFUL frantic, but nonetheless FRANTIC!  So in the last 10 days...the ring has been bought, the temple where they will be married scheduled, the reception center scheduled, the dress bought, the bridesmaid outfits bought (well for the most part...still working on shoes), the caterers booked and menu set. and the engagement photos taken.  There is still an ENORMOUS amount to do, but I feel like we at least are making progress.  Oh and just to make things a little more interesting my dad (who will be 93 in Oct.) is moving to a new home to live closer to my brothers and I will taking off to California for a week to help him move.  So life is FABULOUS...CRAZY...WONDERFUL...FABULOUS in my neck of the woods and I hope it is in your neck of the woods, too!  HUGS, Cheryl

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I've Been Hexed!! **CCCB**

Hello All!!  I have the opportunity to the the hostess this week for City Crafter Challenge Blog and "I"VE BEEN HEXED"! Yes, I've been hexed by all the wonderful HEXAGONS I've seen lately on different crafty projects. I LOOOOOOVE them and want to see LOTS more...sooooooo that is the challenge this week (it will be easy and fun) ....to include HEXAGONS on your project! Come see the over the top FANTABULOUS project by Lauren Bergold, our Guest Designer and all the other AMAZING projects by our Design Team at CCCB.  So I'm putting a HEX on YOU, too! Come join us at CCCB this week!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Get Your Yummy On! **CCCB**

Hi ALL!  You might have noticed that I was MIA yesterday for my normal City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge post on Tuesday.  I had to go out of town at the last minute for some family business and did not have a chance to post.  I will have some exciting news to share shortly about that.  Now...onto our challenge for CCCB!  Linda is our hostess this week and has challenge us to make a recipe card.  Are you in?!  I want to share this yummy recipe that I found on Pinterest.  I changed it up a bit from the one I found there.  It makes a super yummilicious summer treat.  It is for lemon filling.  On this recipe it is shown on angel food cake.  You just split the angel food cake into three pieces...spread the filling between the slices and top with berries.  You can just eat the filling topped with berries or put it on shortcake or white cake or waffles.  Just use your imagination.  Here is the recipe for the filling.  Whip together two jars of lemon curd with one softened 8 oz. block of cream cheese.  Fold in 4 oz. of whipped topping.  That is it!  So easy and super yummy!  It is so perfect for summer!  I hope you all get a chance to play along this week!  I can't wait to see your recipe cards and maybe even some recipes along with them!  YUM!  The winner of this weeks challenge will have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer at CCCB!  You will ABSOLUTELY want to check out the AMAZING creation of this week's Guest Designer, Lauren, along with all the FANTABULOUS creations from our DT!  Hope you are having a YUMILICIOUS week!  Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hello Doily *CCCB*

Hi ALL!  Thank you ALL so much for the well wishes!  I am feeling better now, but it was a rough week to be sure and now I'm just trying to play catch up!  I'm ALWAYS excited to share a new City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge with you.  This week Kirsty is our hostess and has picked the theme of "Hello Doily".  Here are the rules and they are a little tricky so read carefully.  I messed up on them myself.  More about that in a second...onto the rules:
Hello Doily is the theme but hang on, read our rules for this challenge carefully as it is a little tricky here

NO to the following

- paper doily

- crotchet doily

- die cut doily

What we want to see is

- doily patterned paper
- doily embossing


- doily stamps

Do you see where I messed up.  I understood what we were to use...either doily patterned paper (which is what I chose), doily embossing or doily stamps.  I did not understand that we COULD NOT use the paper, crochet, or die cut doily.  So don't make the same mistake I did.  I would be disqualified and we don't want that for you.  Go take a look at our Guest Designer, Sylvia's FABULOUS creation and ALL the AMAZING work from our other DT members over at CCCB.  They KNEW what they were doing!  Up for grabs this week is a chance to be a Guest Designer for CCCB, so I hope you play along.  Now off to see everyone's blogs!  I really missed seeing them last week.  Hope you ALL have a FANTABULOUS day!  Hugs, Cheryl