Friday, April 30, 2010

2S4Y Kazan #51 *Romance Awaits*

This is no longer pictured because it has been requested for publication! Yeah!
Hi all! Hope everyone has had a terrific week! Any fun plans for the weekend? Well, here is a card in the event you have some romance awaiting you. I don't know why, but as soon as I saw Kazan's sketch over at 2S4Y what popped into my mind was an almost shut window shade...sooooo...that is what I went with. I hope your weekend is fabulous and maybe even filled with a little romance! Hugs, Cheryl

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

GCD Studios Give Away!!

Hi all! If you like the GCD Studios goodies I've been using lately you have a chance to win some of your own!! wooohooo! Just go to the GCD Studios Facebook link found at the bottom of this post and leave a comment for a chance to win. If you haven't already you should become a fan. They have fantastic posts and projects listed EVERY day. Just so ya projects will be featured on the 10th and 23rd of each month and I would so love it if you came by then and said hi. I hope one of you all is the WINNER!! Good luck! Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Just wanted to share this great quote and a layout to go with it that I had sooooooo much fun creating. The quote: "Having a place to go is a home...Having someone to love is a family...Having both is a blessing" Yes, it is and I AM BLESSED! I really had a blast using the GCD products and Kathy's Digital Doodle Stamps on this.
Hope your life is as blessed as mine! Hugs, Cheryl

Friday, April 23, 2010

GCD Studios Technique Project! + Tutorial!!!

Hi all!! Today I get to share with you a technique project created with those ohhhhhhh so wonderful GCD Studios goodies!! I know you all were interested awhile back in how I made those sweater flowers, so I put together a tutorial to show you step by step exactly how to make them. First the project:

I've been feeling such a wonder and amazement at this beautiful world we live in lately! I think springtime just brings this out. I'm just so thankful for all of God's creations and they really do pass all my understanding. The journaling on this lo is from the lyrics to a song by Cherie Call entitled It Passes All My Understanding. I love the GCD Studios products I used for this lo. They reflect that feeling of happiness and joy I felt as I created this project.
Now for the tutorial:

The lyrics are beautiful and here they are if you would care to read them:
I was sitting on a southbound plane, I was buried in a magazine
When the man in the next seat over wanted to talk to me
He talked about the universe, He talked about Saturn's rings
He said, "I might be an atheist, Except for just one thing:
It passes all my understanding How it all worked out just right
The distance that we live from the sun, The stars that shine at night
We may prove that it was just an accident but how did it begin?
It passes all my understanding"
I told him, "You are a scholar; You know things that I don't know
But I believe a God in heaven made everything below
And I know we are his children; I've known it since I was two
But when it comes to being struck with awe, I'm just like you
It passes all my understanding, All the beauty we have here
From the majesty of the canyons To a tiny baby's ear
And even when I can't believe it, He still believes in me
It passes all my understanding"
We watched the sun set through the clouds in a tiny little airplane window
With people sleeping all aroundAnd I thought of how we just expect this world to be
And when the flight attendant passed me by I threw away my magazine
It passes all my understanding, that the Lord knows both our names
And that He made this world for everyone that was sitting on that plane
And in spite of all of man's distractions He offers us His peace
That passes all my understanding

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful world today!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Let's Hang Out! *Digital Doodles* + 2S4Y

Woohoo, we get a two-fer this week with Kathy's fabulous stamps! Today I would like to present Darling Duds...and are they every darling! My version is Let's Hang Out!
I really appreciate you all hanging out with me here and leaving me such sweet and uplifting comments! I used a stretched out version of Laura's sketch at 2S4Y for this. Remember there is a couple of more days to participate in the button challenge seen a couple of posts below. Have a fabulous day y'all!
Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

K is For Kite and Kathy Martin's Digital Doodles

....and K is for grandKIDS! This week for the Digital Doodles DT we got to work with Kathy's ohhhhhh so fun K is for Kite digital stamp! I thought it would be fun to use it on a layout this time. I thought those kites would look just right on this layout of my grandchildren at the park. The great thing about these digital stamps is that you can tailor them for anything. You can customize the colors to go with all kinds of paper and you can adjust the size, so that they can be just perfect for any kind of project whether it be a layout or a card or even an altered item. Can ya tell I LOVE THEM! haha! Hope you all are having a beautiful day. And check out my post below if you haven't for a chance to do a challenge with a RAK!
Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Card + A Challenge = RAK!!

Happy Monday all!!! I have had so much fun playing with my GCD Studios Goodies and have so appreciated how sweet you all have been as you have shared my excitement with me sooooooooooo...I would love to do a little give away! First I thought we would have a little fun and do a challenge! Are you up for it? The challenge is buttton, button, whose got the button?! I want you all to inspire me with your button creations! I just think they are the funnest and want to see all the fun ways you use them on any of your projects. So just make a project using buttons, post it on your blog and then come back to this post and give us a link so we can all see your creation and give you a little love. You have until Saturday midnight to do the challenge. I will pick a winner out of a hat on Sunday and post the winner next Monday. I hope you all will play along and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Hugs, Cheryl

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kay's Bonus Sketch 2S4Y

Hi all! The minute I saw Kay's sketch on the 2S4Y blog I knew I wanted to try fab! I've seen some really cute fabric flowers on little girl's headbands lately and I wanted to try to recreate them with paper. I made a few and Kay's sketch was the perfect vehicle to put one of them on a card. I love the fun retro goodies from GCD Studios and they were telling me they wanted to be on a card with one of those flowers...and they all just wanted to be a part of Kay's sketch. Do your supplies ever speak to you?...or am I the only crazy one?! ok, don't answer that! Anywhoooo...I hope you enjoy looking at this card half as much as I enjoyed making it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

2S4Y Kazan #50 + Moxie Fab World Tues. Trigger

Hi all! Today I've combined Kazan's great sketch over at 2S4Y with Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger. Loved the sketch...loved the hopefully you all will love the card. Here was the sketch:

Here was the trigger:

Here is my interpretation of the two together:

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

It's always a happy day when I get to share another project made with Kathy's Digital Doodle Stamps. This one is just soooooo cheery! We are having such lovely weather here that this stamp kind of reminds me of my backyard...full of flowers and little birds and wonderful sunshine. It makes for a happy day! Hope yours is happy, too! Hugs, Cheryl

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My First GCD Studios Post **WOOOHOO!!**

I'm so excited to be a part of the new Facebook DT for GCD Studios!! How fun that I finally get to share a project with you! Today I get to share my theme project. The theme was Silk & Feathers. Doesn't it even just sound elegant to you! It makes me think of Ginger Rogers and Fred dashing and elegant. This was our inspiration:

I hope I was able to capture the elegant feel of the inspiration. Instead of actual feathers, I decided to use bird images on my projects. I love the bird images that are popping up everywhere and they seemed just perfect with what I wanted to accomplish. Could this GCD Studio's Sunny Brocade paper from the Lydia Collection be any more perfect?! The flocked brocade just screams elegance to me. I wish you could all just reach out and feel it. It is so fabulous to work with! So without further ado here are the cards I created:

And some close ups so you can hopefully capture the feeling of the flocked brocade with the silk:

Thank you all for sharing in my excitement with me!!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy B-day Nater Gator!!! + 2S4Y Bonus Sketch

Today is the birthday of my little grandson, Nate, who we affectionately refer to as Nater Gator!! He is TWO today!! He is such a JOY! To make his card I used the bonus sketch, made by the fantabulous DT member Shanna, over at 2S4Y. I just flipped it on it's side. I also made a lo of our Nater Gator.

How can you not be happy when you are around a cute little grin like that?!!

Happy Birthday!! WE LOVE YOU NATER GATOR!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Digital Doodles *Special Delivery*!!! + 2S4Y Laura #49

I'm excited to be sharing with you the latest design from the oh so talented Kathy Martin of Digital Doodles. I just love this little bird banner stamp! I've used it a few times already. So cute! So fun!! It is on sale today at 2Peas for only .99 cents! I've combined it with Laura's oh so cute sketch at 2S4Y! So here is your red, white and bluebird...special delivery!! Hope you all are having a fantabulous week!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter *2S4Y Kazan #49*

It is always so fun to play along with 2 Sketches 4 You! LOOOOOOVED this adorable sketch of Kazan's. I mainly just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter! Hope you are having the wonderful spring like weather we skies, big white puffy clouds, perfect temps, trees in bloom and budding with those new fresh spring green leaves, and little birds flying everywhere...I LOVE IT! Happy, Happy Easter all!!