Friday, November 21, 2014

Gift packaging and ribbon challenge

Today starts a new challenge over at RRR.   It is a gift packaging and ribbon challenge.   Chalk and milk paint are all the rage right now.  Or maybe I am late to the party.  Either way I am smitten with it as of late.  I have painted a hutch, bench and now several mason jars.  I prettied this up using paint, a bit of distressing, paper fringes, doodads, and red plaid ribbonseam bindingsnatural burlap in red, and if you look real closely  (my pictures are dark)  you can see I used plain cotton blend ribbon for my garland fringe around the first mason jar.  All you have to do is fold it double and stitch down the middle and cut in like you would for paper fringe.  Love the prim look of it!  Well I am just dead tired...I have GOT To get some sleep...I plan on dancing my hiney off tomorrow at Zumba!  hugs, cherry

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Our Country Christmas

                                                       Thank you so much for the well wishes, I am feeling better today!  Are you all preparing for Thanksgiving?  I still need to go to the big town and get my groceries.  Not looking forward to that.  We have had some nasty weather as of late.  Waiting till Friday for that, keeping my fingers crossed it warms up.  Until than... how about a little project made up for Riddersholm Designs.    Loving their new Our Country Christmas line.  I created a Christmas card using a diecut I had and created a window for the children to peek through....and along with that a linen bag decked out with ole St, Nick.   I added faux snow to both projects a bit for added charm.   I love the whites paired with the dark reds.  Shabby but still very Christmas!   Hope you enjoy!  Cherry

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Joy to the World.....

                               Hello to you!  I have not been feeling well so glad to have found a bit of preoccupation with this little project.  I have had this little printer tray sitting on my desk.  It was staring at me today pleading with me to do something with it.  Sooo I got to work cutting up some new papers, diecuts, and embellies.  It kept me busy for half the day....figuring out where I wanted everything to go.  Adding this ....taking away that.  It started to tell its own little story.....   See the little child in the corner...I imagined them waiting for Christmas morn to come. Hoping for a sled to appear.  So I added a sled and of course an image of Santa.  All the magic of Christmas eve!  I am pretty pleased with the way it came out.  Just enough detail , but not over done!  I used ribbons from RRR.   Most of my supplies are actually old Christmas collections that I am just now getting to use.  I had not bought in so long that I am way behind the times.  I just love all the collections from Echo Park, that is what I have been gravitating towards lately.   Well I hope this Tuesday finds you well and you enjoy my project!  hugs, cherry

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mittens, mittens, mittens....

                                               HAPPY peaceful Sunday!   I have been a bit under the weather with a cold.   Luckily I have no where I need to go and I get to just rest and create a little.   I will be honest...I don't know what I will do once Christmas is over.  I adore creating things so much for it!  I get a bit lost after December.  I can't wait to decorate and have bought a few new things that I have tucked away for this season.  I have been creating many stockings and mittens.  Today I thought I would share my mittens.  These wont keep your hands warm , but they just might warm your heart!                                                 So excited I got a box of new papers and broke into it yesterday.  Paper and diecuts are my very very favorite thing to use.  Two basics in the paper world that you just can NOT live with out.   Happy ginghams, christmas florals, stickers, and of course some nostalgic images.   Lots of ribbon from RRR of course!   Does my heart good!   Ok my friends....I am off to finish up some custom orders for some folks!   hugs to you all, cherry

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ole St. Nick...

                                                                 Well it IS a snowing here....which makes me crave all things bright and white.  Sweater weather is here.    Time to snuggle up with my old afghans in front of the fire, but Before I do I wanted to share this project made for Riddersholm Designs.  I used their    Our Country Christmas and enjoyed doing some diecutting and layering. Oh how I love dimension and layers.  Something about each peek a boo edge makes me happy!   I ended up with a sweet little mini banner all done up in whites and creams so my sweet Santa image can really pop!  My jingle bells were aged gold so I added a bit of faux snow to them to keep them nuetral.    Now this is ready to add a bit of cheer to a wintery corner soon!    
                                                                   Hugs, cherry

Friday, November 14, 2014

Waste not want not....

                                    Hello there!  Friday, Friday, are here!  Which means it is my day over at the RRR blog.  You know me and my love of spools of all sorts.....wood, knitting, and even old ribbon spools.  This one is no exception!   I love the old kraft color of this one so I recycled it along with the recycling of green stems that I gathered and saved up from my berry stems (from RRR) .  I took the green stems and wound them together to create a wreath of sorts.  While this takes some time, I enjoyed it.  I know...I am strange like that. 
                                    Once I had the "wreath" connected together I added individual berry spray clusters to around the wreath to add color.  I than added it along with my image to my glitter star for my layers that I love so!  I added several ribbons....the more the merrier.  I used burlap center stitch in redred gingham 3/8 , and seam bindings both in lipstick red and moss green.  To the center of my ribbons I added a mini tag, greenery, and more berry clusters. 
                               The spool itself when I bought it already had the red twine wrapped around it and so I left it for color and added some cute Fancy Pants Christmas tickets to the base along with some handmade sewn crepe paper for some fullness.  Hope you enjoy ....I think it is pretty festive and deserves the blog title "Waste not want not" !  hugs, cherry

 I am linking this project up to these challenge....never done this..hope I do it right!  :)

                                             Festive Friday challenge #44

                                             Frilly and Funkie Wendy challenge

                                             Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge Seeing Stars

                                             Word Art Wednesday challenge 158


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hoppin!


                          Happpy blog hoppin day!  I always have fun on RRR  days they share their new Ribbon assortment for the monthly ribbon club!  So much inspiration to be had!  Remember if you ever get lost just click on RRR link above to start back at the blog.  You should have hopped over from Kathy's blog.  I created a card and little linen gift bag ensemble.  Since Thanksgiving is getting ever close I created it with that theme in mind.  Would make a lovely hostess gift this year.  I used several leaves in different textures, crystal style buttons, stamped images, burnt rust seam binding, and the ribbon club ribbons.  Your next stop is back to the RRR blog.  Have fun!  hugs, cherry