Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Hi all!!! I'm back as hostess this week for the City Crafter Challenge Blog! The theme I have chosen for this week is "Let Your Light Shine". Last weeks challenge proved you were Supa Stars so let me see your light shine this week. Your challenge is to create a project with the word "light" in it or to have an image of something on your project that gives light (sun, moon, lamp, lightbulb, lighthouse, etc.). The sponsor of our challenge this week is Lawn Fawn who have generously donated their "critters of the sea" stamp set that will go to this week's winner. It is sooo cute. As always you will find the challenge here: http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/
You will find the link at the right side of my blog. You are going to want to go check out the fab inspiration of the DT and our Guest Designer, the ohhhhh sooooooo fantabulous....Amy Tsuruta!!! Thanks Amy for GD for us this week! Hope to see all your lights shining this week!! Big Hugs, Cheryl
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
No matter what the occasion, you can have it covered with Kathy Martin's newest Sentiments stamp set! I'm dubbing this all occasion notecard set Kathy'sKards because not only did I use her new Sentiments stamp set, but I also used another one of her fab stamps on each card. They pair PERFECTLY together! She is so clever to
have created these. There are 14 sentiments in the set and I could have easily (and will be) created 14 very unique cards pairing each sentiment with a different one of her stamps. I hope that no what the occasion is you all are having a fantabulous day! Hugs, Cheryl
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
We're seeing stars this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, as we play along with our hostess with the mostest, June's challenge..."I See Stars". The stars I'm seeing are YOU!! Holy Moly there were over 100 entries last week for the challenge and each and every one of them were FANTABULOUS!! Thanks to all those who participated! You truly are STARS! So this week you just need to create a project with a star(s) on it or star shaped. A very generous prize donated by Linda Robinson will go to the winner. As always you can find the challenge at:http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/
You will find the link at the right of my blog. Hope to see you supa-stars over there!
Monday, August 23, 2010
I'm back again with my monthly technique project for GCD Studios!! I just love the fun feel of banners that I've been seeing everywhere and I'm here to say let's look outside the triangle for our banners! I love triangle banners, too, but get creative and create a banner wherever your imagination will take you. For these two cards I decided to create a watermelon banner and a flower banner. To make the watermelon banner just use your scalloped circle punch or die and cut out a green circle and use your circle punch or die and cut out a pink circle that you'll attach to your scalloped circle. Cut this in half, add a couple of seeds, string them along and voile a fab watermelon banner!!
Use different colors and just have a scalloped semi circle banner! You can probably figure out the flower banner...just use a punch or die to cut out some flowers...center them with some fabulous brads (like these from GCD Studios), string them along and voile a flower banner!
Do you see the possibities when you think outside the triangle!! I would love to see some of your creative banner ideas! Comment here and send me a link to a project you've made using a fun banner! Hugs, Cheryl
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
It's elementary my dears...Kathy Martin's newest digital stamps are just SO FUN!!!
I can not even tell you how much I enjoyed playing with this "Pencil It In" stamp set! I have a friend who is going back to college and so I made this "back to school" kit for her and an Apple Pie in a Jar. I saw the idea for pie in a jar on a local TV show here called Studio 5 last year. The recipe is my own, as is decorating the jar. I'll reveal the recipe in a while...(it is soooo yummy...based off my apple pie recipe that I shared here with a few tweaks), but I want to play around with some more recipes and I'll share them altogether...so look forward to that. Hope you are having fun this day! Hugs, Cheryl
Monday, August 16, 2010
Hi all, I'm back again with another challenge from City Crafter Challenge Blog. This week the theme is brought to you by Linda and is.......................... Isn't She Lovely?! Your project this week is to put a stamp image, picture or clipart image of a girl or a lovely lady, on your project. With this theme I couldn't resist using this photo of my little smiley kylee granddaughter. You all know how lovely I think she is. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. I KNOW it will be LOVELY! The challenge can be found at:
You will find a link at the right side of my blog. I'm looking forward to this
Hi all!! I made this card for the Northridge Media Create Blog's handmade flower challenge using my homemademade gauze flowers. I used Kazan's fantabulous sketch 59 at 2S4Y as the base for this card. I truly hope there is joy and laughter in your living this day. Hopefully I can bring a little joy and laughter to at least one of you. I don't even know if you all noticed that I posted that I was having a little party of my own last week and would pick a winner from whoever left comments on my blog last week. Well, I put all your names into a hat and out came...............
Ros!! Ros please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and I will get your goodies posted to you this week. Have a fantabulous week ALL!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Just want to wish a happy anniversary to my sweet hubby of 28 years today!!! Wooohoo! We were married at birth...haha! Holy Moley that has been one fast 28 years...time does fly when you are having fun and my hubby definitely makes life FUN!
He has a quick wit and a great sense of humor that always keeps me and our family and anyone who is around him in smiles! Love You Hon!! Thanks for keeping me stable and happy and loved! To make his anniversary card I used Laura's sketch 58, the sketch at 2S4Y this week. If you ever need inspiration to make a card that is the spot to go. I thought I would throw in some these pics from way back when of our wedding announcement photo and one of my favorite pics from our wedding. Has it really been 28 years?! Hugs, Cheryl
Thursday, August 12, 2010
To high school that is! My baby girl started high school yesterday. I feel like I had a little of a reprieve because high school does not start until 10th grade here.
It is so hard to believe that my baby girl is in 10th grade! Holy Smokes where does time go?! I remember my high school years like yesterday. I just found out about a month ago that Demi Moore went to my high school at the same time I did. She was a year behind me. She only went there her freshman year and I was a sophomore (like my dd is now). I found my sophomore yearbook and there she was! She worked at our student store and I remembered her, but never knew that that girl who worked at the student store grew up to be Demi Moore. So as it turns out, Demi Moore was selling me pencils and snacks in my sophmore year of high school! haha!
I wonder if someone will become famous from my daughter's school...maybe it will be HER! Did any of you go to school with a now celebrity?! Have a great day y'all!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Hi all!! I guess you can say I'm in a party mood this week!! Every day seems like I'm having a party when I'm with my grandbabies! We just have so much fun together and they find so much joy in the simplest of things. Kathy's latest digital stamp "party hats" (at 2Peas for only 99cents) seemed to really fit the mood I'm in when I'm with them so they seemed a natural fit to me on this lo. Do you feel like partying with us?! If so leave me a comment on this post or any post I make this week and your name will go into a hat...a party hat...and I will pick a random winner on Saturday night at midnight. I have a few things around here I think you all might enjoy and I just might find a couple of more to go with them. Hope you all join my party!! **More good news!! I just found out that Digital Doodles is having a DT call! You all don't want to miss this opportunity to try out! These stamps and their fabulous creator, Kathy Martin, are soooooooo fun to work with. You can find out all the info on Kathy's blog.
This is the site: http://card-blanc.blogspot.com/
Thank you all for being so supportive!! Hugs, Cheryl
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Hi all!! So happy to be back to share another GCD Studios project with you!! Our theme this month is POLKA DOTS and nothing speaks PARTY to me like POLKA DOTS and so that is where I went with this. This was our inspiration:
My youngest daughter's 14th birthday was filled with green and pink and and polka dots so it seemed a perfect fit with the theme this month.
It is definitely PARTY TIME over at the GCD Studios Blog (http://gcdstudios.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-big-give-away-contest-chipart-tool.html)
Here's the scoop...
What you can win (worth over $150.00):
Here is how you enter:
Simple Make a layout about your home/town (this theme is inspired by our DT's theme this month)
Send it to HSonboul@gcdstudios.com by Aug 29th no later then 12PM PST
You must use at least 20% GCD Studios, Which means 1 or two papers or a few embellies :)
Heidi will pick the top 5 and then there will be a poll on the GCD Studios Blog.
Hope you are feeling in the party mood! Hugs, Cheryl
Monday, August 9, 2010
Our hostess, Kirsty, at City Crafter Challenge Blog has left her heart in San Francisco and our challenge to you this week is to find your heart and put it on a project for the challenge!! I don't think it is any secret that I left my heart with my family members and I ask...who wouldn't lose their heart to this little kissy face of my granddaughters?!! I hope you have the heart to join with us in our challenge this week! I can't wait to see your heart inspired projects. Our sponsor this week is The Chip Chop Shop you have opened their hearts with a $20 store money to be spent at this Etsy Shop! How fab is that?! Go check out all the stunning project made with all kinds of heart by the DT! You won't be disappointed. The site is found at: http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/
You can find the link at the right of this blog. I know I'm going to LOVE all these heart projects!
Hugs and Happy Hearts,
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
E is for Elephant and EXTRA cute if you ask me, when it comes to Kathy Martin's latest digi stamp! LOVE it!! I used it here for a baby boy card, but by just changing the colors up I want to use it for a baby girl and then for a circus theme.
I have lots of plans for this stamp. I definitely want to use it to make a gift bag, a lo, and lots more cards. In this particular card I paired it with the balloon from Kathy's bird-day stamp. Hope you all are having a lovely day!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Hi all it's time to share a new challenge from CCCB with you. It was my turn to be the hostess this week and since I'm hungry for some great projects from y'all our theme this week is YUM! You are to create any food inspired project. It can be a card or a lo as long as it has something food related on it (food itself, apron, stove, etc.) or it can even be a recipe card, an altered recipe file...anything. Are you hungry now, too?!! I hope you will join us. I can't wait to see your scrumptious projects! Here is the site: http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/
The direct link can be found at the left side of my blog. Digital Delights is our sponsor this week and I want to thank them for the use of their wonderful digital stamps! They are offering a $10 gift certificate to our winner this week! Our GD this week is the phenomenally talented Lauren Bergold. You are not going to want to miss her project or the other projects from our DT members. So go on over and dig in!! Have yourselves a yummy day, y'all! Hugs, Cheryl
Monday, August 2, 2010
What do you call a five day trip with seven people in one car...3 of those people being three and under...driving approx. 1,000 miles...a total of 18 hours in the car (one hour only having driven 2 miles...gotta love LA traffic)...one hotel room for those seven people (did I mention that three of them were three and under)? I call it the definition of insanity, but I've always loved being a little insane! Ohhhhhhhh the memories!!! Actually those three little ones did an AMAZING job with all that car riding!! They are champions!! Hope you are all having crazy fun this summer! Hugs, Cheryl