Tuesday, June 28, 2011

By The Sea Shore **CCCB Sketch**

You know what today is don't you?! It is CCCB day!! Hooray!! Today's sketch challenge is brought to us by the sweet Ros! Here is the sketch:

I just love this sketch! Sketches are so versatile. They give you a starting place,but then you can just take off with them and make them your own. I flipped the sketch for the layout I created of my little grandsons at the beach. I can't wait to see how you use Ros's sketch! Jump on over to City Crafter Challenge blog and see how our Guest Artist, Julie Tucker-Wolek, and our Design team members used it. It is fun to see all the diversity from one sketch! Come play along for a chance for the prize from our generous sponsor, Pixie Dust Paperie!

Hope you are enjoying the sunshine wherever you are at today! Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You're #1!! - CCCB** First Glimpse

Hi all! It is Cheryl back as your hostess this week! We all here at City Crafter Challenge Blog just want to put it out there that YOU'RE NUMBER ONE!! We LOVE all of you that participate here with us and think you are THE BEST! So we are celebrating YOU and for those of us here in the northern hemisphere we are celebrating the FIRST day of summer and for those of you in the southern hemisphere the FIRST day of winter!
So what is your challenge?! It is simply to use the number ONE or the word "first" on any project of your choice! We can't wait to see what you come up with...'cause your #1 in our book! Come on over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and see all the FAB projects our Guest Artist, Heidi, and DT have come up with. I love all the different takes on the challenge. We have an extra special prize this week for our winner:

The winner this week will received a personal blog banner designed by Viola Mahr.
If you have noticed our beautiful blog banner at City Crafter, that is the amazing artwork of Viola, a sweet young lady from Singapore, only 19, and she is one talented crafter as well. Thanks Viola, for sponsoring us this week!

I hope you participate with us this week! Hugs, Cheryl


Monday, June 20, 2011

THE BIG 5-0!!!! OHHHH MY!!!

I celebrate 50 years (yes, half a century) of an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING life today!! Woohooo!! It is great to be alive and I thank my Heavenly Father for every minute of these fifty years! Holy Moly has it ever sped by! I better make the most of life and I look forward to the next fifty (wish me luck)! YOU all are one of the reasons I wake up EVERY DAY with a thankful heart! Thank you for being my friends and sharing your sweetness with me! I woke up this morning to these LOVELY birthday greetings from my sweet friends at CCCB:

from Kirsty:

from Linda:

from Ros:

Thank you all sooooo much!!! Hope you are all around with me the next fifty years!
Let's all start it off by having an AMAZINGLY FABULOUS DAY TODAY! Big HUGS, Cheryl

Friday, June 17, 2011

Berry Sweet!!

You may think that the "Berry Sweet" sentiment of this lo refers to my "berry sweet" little granddaughter...and it does, but I also want to acknowledge here the VERY...berry sweet Kirsty...who sent our sweet Bailey this oh soooooo lovely baby blanket that you see her wrapped up in here:

I also want to thank ALL of you for your "berry sweet" comments of congratulations and warm wishes that you have sent our way!! Thank you ALL so much!! I am wishing you all a BERRY SWEET day!! Big HUGS, Cheryl

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Hottie Hubby!!!

Happy Birthday to my WONDERFUL hubby, Chris!! He is truly WONDER*FUL!!! He amazes me with his humor, his patience, his goodness, his fantabulous dad skills!! I LOVE HIM and want to wish him a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope will join with me in wishing him Happy Birthday TODAY! Hope you are enjoying this day with someone wonderful in your life! Hugs, Cheryl

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bundle of Pure Joy

Hi all! Here is a layout of my new little granddaughter Bailey! She is just the SWEETEST and really is just a little bundle of PURE JOY! Hope you are feeling JOY in your life today! Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I Believe in Magic *CCCB ATCs*

Yeah...it is City Crafter Challenge Blog Day! Linda is our hostess today and she is introducing us to something a little different than what we have done before.... we want you to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card). They are pretty fun and if you have never tried one before, this is your perfect chance. This was my first time making one and I LOVED getting a little out of my comfort zone!

There are only a couple of rules for an ATC...
1. They should be 2.5" x 3.5" in size, the same size as a playing card
2. If you are going to trade your card, make sure you have your info on the back of the card.
3. You are not supposed
to sell them, they are FOR TRADE ONLY!
Well, we can't wait to see all your little pieces of ART!
Get on over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and see what our Guest Artist and Design Team have come up with!

**NOTE - Since it is a trading card, we thought we would do a little swap, if you are interested, please scroll to the bottom of this post to sign up for the ATC swap.**

Hope you come join us! Have a MAGICAL DAY!! Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"PRESERVE"ing Memories **CCCB Dress Up A Jar**

Happy Tuesday ALL! I love Tuesday's because it means I get to share another City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge! This week Kirsty is hosting a VERY FUN challenge!
The challenge is to dress up a jar! We all love pretty jars don't we, and summer is around the corner, a lot of us probably give away homemade goodies in a jar, so why not make it yummier by storing them in a pretty dressed up jar, and of course, the possibility is endless, so get your stuff ready and go dress up a jar! I decided to make my jar a recipe for "preserve"ing memories.

It is filled with journaling prompts. It is a fun idea to do for yourself or give it to someone you want to know a little bit more about...a grandma or grandpa...mom or dad. As the questions in the jar are answered you have a bunch of preserved memories! ALL the ideas our DT and Guest Designer came up with for these dressed up jars are so FANTABULOUS! Get on over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and be inspired! I know you are going to bring plenty of inspiration of your own and can't wait to see your projects! Hope you are making memories of your own today! Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, June 6, 2011


Hi all! May this proud grandma introduce to you all my newest little granddaughter! Bailey was born yesterday, June 5th, at 1:46 pm and weighed in at 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches! She is a perfect little bundle of PURE JOY and we are so glad she is here!! Here are us girls welcoming her to the family and preparing her for the many photo shoots to come!

I hope you are experiencing PURE JOY today and can join me in welcoming sweet Miss Bailey, too! Hugs, Cheryl