Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Life Is Pretty Amazing!!! Pixie Dust Paperie

When you stop and look around, this life is pretty AMAZING! Yep...I couldn't agree more! I want to just stop right now and take a look around the little part of the world we call Pixie Dust Paperie and THANK YOU ALL for my associations with them! I LOVE our Pixie-in-Chief Miss Kirsty and all of the talented DT and Guest Designers who inspire me each and every time I visit. I LOVE all of YOU for your oh so sweet and gracious comments. They mean ever so much! Yep...just stop and look around...right here...right now...Life IS pretty AMAZING!

Hope you are feeling pretty AMAZING!! HUGS, Cheryl

Santa Claus Is Coming to CCCB!!!

Hi all! It is City Crafter Challenge Blog day!! YEAH! Such a FUN challenge this week! The Christmas season is officially here and with it our hostess Linda is challenging us to make a Christmas card with Santa on it! Linda says she is behind on her Christmas cards...and I know I am on mine, too. How about you? This is a perfect opportunity to make a Christmas card as you play along with us. **And the winner this week will receive a $15 gift certificate from CropStop!!!! Thank you CropStop for being our generous sponsor!! Do you need a little inspiration? Then go on over to CCCB and delight in all the merriment that our GD, Jacira, and the rest of our DT have made! I hope you are feeling MERRY this holiday season! HUGS, Cheryl

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sweet *Pixie Dust Paperie*

Charming...soooooooo utterly and completely CHARMING is one of the ways I would describe the oh so SWEET Pixie Dust Paperie Pink Rose Cottage kit! Look at these charming pink roses and that window (be still my heart):

How SWEET are these Echo Park letter stickers?:

This kit was so PERFECT for that sweet little photo of my son and youngest daughter when they were little. Make sure you check out the Pixie Blog for all the SWEETNESS created by the DT! How do you feel about this Pink Rose Cottage kit? Charmed, I'm sure!

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Best Thing is Love

Have you ever imagined yourself at a summer cottage...white picket fence, a lovely soft breeze floating in the air, a tangle of pink roses blooming EVERYWHERE...a little piece of heaven on earth? Well, my friends step right up and step right in to the Pink Rose Cottage kit because this is the feeling you will get as you open your box of loveliness. I LOOOOOOOOOVE it and I LOVE this FABULOUS sentiment! The best thing in life really is LOVE:

and I know you will LOOOOOOOOVE it too! Hope all who celebrated it had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! Have a FAB weekend ALL! Hugs, Cheryl

*Make sure you take a peek over at the Pixie Blog for a Black Friday Special TODAY!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Favorite Thing About Today...Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving ALL!! Today I'm thankful I get to share with you another one of my projects from the FABULOUS Pixie Dust Paperie Pink Rose Cottage kit. Seriously...working with this Pink Rose Cottage kit has been a FAVORITE activity of mine!! I mean would you just look at these papers and colors:

Holy Moly am I in LOVE! These stickers are pretty much the CUTEST EVER, too!

I'm pretty sure it will be a favorite activity of yours, too! For those of you in the US...I hope you have a wonderful holiday tomorrow with those you love. For ALL EVERYWHERE...I hope you are spending the day with the person who is your "favorite thing about today"! I know I have said it before, but it can't be expressed too many times how VERY BLESSED I am and how thankful I am FOR EVERYTHING in my life! My greatest source of comfort and happiness is my faith...which helps me realize that ALL things work together for my good...even the things that may not seem like such a blessing at the time. I leave you with this scripture that I hope will bring you as much peace as it does to me and that you will be filled with gratitude this day for all the things you are blessed with...even the things that don't seem like such a blessing. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 HUGS, Cheryl

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pink Christmas! **CCCB**

Woohoo...it is Tuesday already and time to share a new City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge! Kirsty is our hostess this week and she has come up with the theme of Pink Christmas. Since Christmas is just around the corner, she is thinking of a PINK Christmas, and I hope you do too because we are going to ask you to make a holiday card with mainly the color PINK, have fun!!!! Easy schmeasy and wait til you see all the loveliness created by our Guest Designer, Lynette Jacobs, and our DT! I have a feeling you all are going to create some absolute loveliness, too! I sure hope you play along! Our prize this week is a $10 gift certificate to Pixie Dust Paperie! Pixie also is generously offering a special deal JUST FOR CITY CRAFTER CHALLENGE BLOG READERS! Be sure to go take a LOOK! Have a WONDERFUL day! Hugs, Cheryl

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thank You Dear **Pixie Dust November Challenge**

Happy Sunday All! Thank you dears for stopping by. I'm happy to share with you today the November challenge from Pixie Dust Paperie. It is an inspiration challenge and you just need to be inspired by this photo and create any project, e.g. cards, layout, altered project etc:

Here is my interpretation:

Check out some more inspiration HERE at the Pixie blog. The challenge runs until December 5, 10 pm EST. The prize is a $15 gift certificate to the Pixie Store!! **Just in time for Christmas**. I hope you play along! Wishing you a FANTABULOUS day!! Hugs, Cheryl

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Remembering **Pixie Dust Paperie**

Hi all! What are you remembering today?! I am so thankful for ALL the memories in my life. If you really think about it...isn't memory such a gift from God? I love how certain sights and smells and sounds and tastes can transport me back in time and bring me to a lovely memory. Some memories might not be as pleasant, but are still of such value with the lessons we learn from them. I am happy to say that THE GREAT MAJORITY of my memories are WONDERFUL!! What a good life it is and I am so blessed as I look back and remember. I remember when I first opened my goodie box that contained the Pink Rose Cottage kit. My first response was GASP! So FAB! The papers...embellishments...EVERYTHING were what I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

I hope you have been over to the Pixie Blog and have been seeing all the wonderful creations the DT have been putting together with it! You are going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, too! I hope you are remembering some pleasant memories today and making fabulous new ones that you will be remembering for a long time to come! HUGS, Cheryl

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our Four Legged Friends **CCCB**

Hi all!! Happy Happy Tuesday means sharing a new City Crafter Challenge Blog Challenge! Our hostess with the mostest, Miss Ros, has come up with our theme of "Four Legged Friends". LOVE it! The challenge...to use a four legged friend on your project. So EASY and so FUN! I suspect there are going to be some ADORABLE projects this week. I know you are going to LOVE the projects from our Guest Designer, Tesa Broman, and ALL the DT. Be sure to take a peek at them over at City Crafter Challenge Blog. We were so lucky to be able to work with the cutest images EVER provided by our GRACIOUS and GENEROUS sponsor this week, Stretch 'N Bubbles. The winner this week will receive FIVE of the FABULOUS digital images provided by the sponsor. Definitely a prize worth playing for! Can't wait to see what you all come up with! Hope you can enjoy this day with a sweet four legged friend...and if not...I hope you just ENJOY THIS DAY! Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Baby Girl Is Growing Up

Hi all! Just wanted to share a few photos today of Miss Alena from her Sadie's date on Saturday. Sadie's is a school dance here where the girl asks the boy. It is a casual dance and prior to the dance a whole group of friends spends the day together doing fun things. She had a really fun time is she is just growing up so fast.

I think her favorite part of the date was having these pictures taken. haha. Yep, my girls are not camera shy. Hope you are having a fun day wherever you may be!
Hugs, Cheryl

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Today I Wish You a Day of Miracles! *Pixie Dust Paperie*

Today I am here to share another layout made with the Pink Rose Cottage kit from Pixie Dust Paperie AND I wish you a day of miracles! Don't you just love that sentiment found in the kit? I do! I pretty much LOVE EVERYTHING about this kit as a matter of fact. Take for instance these lovely ladies from the oh so FAB GCD Studios paper found in the kit:

Love them! I ADORE these embellishments!:

They make me feel like I am in a vintage boutique. So perfect for this layout of my daughter. So just so you don't forget...get over to the Pixie blog. They are giving away FOUR prizes for the GIVE AWAY this month. I hope this day is fantabulous for you and TODAY I WISH YOU A DAY OF MIRACLES! Hugs, Cheryl

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sharing Some YUMMINESS!

Hi all! Happy Saturday! I just wanted to share a recipe with you that I made earlier this week that is SO EASY, you will probably have all the INGREDIENTS ON HAND, and is SCRUMPTIOUS!!! It is cinnamon roll cake and I think it could quite possibly be even more divine the day after you make it. You might want to try it out for brunch this weekend. I originally saw it on Pinterest and the recipe is found HERE on this blog. Here is the recipe:

3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.

Enjoy!! Wishing you all a scrumptious weekend!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

You and Me **Pixie Dust Paperie**

Hi all! So fun to be sharing another project with you from the Pixie Dust Paperie Pink Rose Cottage kit. Now you all may think that with a name like Pink Rose Cottage that you could only use this kit for girly girl projects. Not so...NOT SO! This kit is PERFECT for EVERY project...feminine projects for sure, for sure...but it is PERFECT for masculine projects as well. I thought it was JUST RIGHT for this sweet photo of my daughter and sweet grandson. (Photo by Heather Taylor) I find these colors are sublime for any occasion:

So whatever your project...you can't go wrong with the Pink Rose Cottage kit! Find it right HERE! Don't miss the Pixie blog either...The November Give Away will have FOUR winners!! Check it out HERE!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hi ALL! I'm back as the hostess of this week's City Crafter Challenge blog. Here in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving this month. It is one of my favorite times of the year. What a wonderful opportunity we have to pause and consider all the ways we are blessed. So I bring this theme of not only THANKS, but GIVING to you. Our challenge this week is to create EITHER a THANK YOU card OR a HOMEMADE GIFT that you can GIVE to someone. I've made a thank you card, but I really want to try and get some gifts made this week that I will share with you. Make sure you check out the LOVELY creations from our GD, Laurie Schmidlin, and all our DT over at CCCB! You'll be playing for a really cool prize this week...A GUEST DESIGNER SPOT at City Crafter Challenge Blog! I really can't wait to see what you all create and who will be joining us as a Guest Designer!! I'm so thankful for ALL of you and ALL your support! Hope you are enjoying all the things you are thankful for! BIG HUGS, Cheryl

Sunday, November 6, 2011

All Things Grow Better With Love *Pixie Dust Paperie*

Hi all! I'm just TICKLED PINK to be sharing my creation from the Pixie Dust Paperie Pink Rose Cottage kit! When I opened my box and saw this kit for the first time I literally was giggling with delight as I pulled out each new element of FABULOUSNESS! I mean come on...just LOOK at the AWESOMENESS of these papers (aren't the colors delicious?) and these ohhhhh so CUTE Echo Park Stickers...not to mention the buttons:

I might just have to say my FAVORITEST part of the kit was the ADORABLE little windows included:

This kit is just as DELIGHTFUL as the name implies! You can find it right HERE. Don't forget to check out the Pixie Blog for inspiration, challenges and specials! YOU are going to LOVE it!!! Have a HAPPY SUNDAY ALL! Hugs, Cheryl
**Photograph by Heather Taylor

Friday, November 4, 2011

Just Because

Hi all! Happy Friday! I'm happy today because I got to scrap last night just because I wanted to! Woohoo! There are several photos I have of my oldest daughter's family taken a few years ago by my sweet friend Heather Taylor that I just have never scrapped. I've been working on them lately and this one is of my oldest grandson. He is such a cutie and he is our boy! LOVE him! So I hope you are getting to do something today that you want to do...just because! Hugs, Cheryl

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Simple Elegance *Pixie Dust Paperie*

Have you ever been to a bed and breakfast?! I've never been, but have always wanted to. I kind of got to have that experience by using the Pink Rose Cottage November kit from Pixie Dust Paperie. With each lovely element I felt like I was right there at a fabulous inn. In fact...I think I've sampled quite a few by using this kit. Some have had charm, others have had whimsy and then there is simple and elegant, too.

All the BEST of EVERYTHING in one DELICIOUS kit! Absolutely DIVINE! You can get yours right HERE at Pixie Dust Paperie starting on November 5 or if you're a follower of the Pixie blog you can get 15% off if you order right now. What a FAB EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! You'll want to visit the Pixie Blog for a chance at our November Give Away! Wishing you the BEST of EVERYTHING today! Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Postcards *CCCB*

Hi all! I'm back to share a fun challenge from City Crafter Challenge blog brought to us by Linda! She is challenging us to make a postcard that can be mailed to a friend or family, or whomever you would like. I am going to send mine to my oldest daughter. I just LOVE this time of year...a time to pause and take a look at just how blessed we are. Who will you send yours, too?! I sure hope you come play along. I am ALWAYS AMAZED at what EVERYONE comes up with for these challenges. Come see what our Guest Designer, Karen, and all our DT came up with! You won't be disappointed (gorgeous creations, I tell ya). We are ALSO having a postcard swap this week. If you are interested scroll down to the bottom of the CCCB post found HERE Or check out the information at City Crafter Party Blog. For the prize this week, Catherine Pooler is giving a free 2 weeks membership to StampNation

What is StampNation?
It is the premier community for you to share your love of paper crafting in a positive upbeat, intimate environment. StampNation is the place for you to gain knowledge and inspiration!
Membership benefits include:

* exclusive video tutorials every month
* challenges to inspire your creativity
* an extensive card and project gallery featuring over 5000 samples sorted by stamp set and category!
* and more!

For more information about StampNation, Click HERE!
To visit Catherine's blog for daily inspiration, Click HERE!

Hope to see you all at CCCB this week! Happy November! Hugs, Cheryl