Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Some inspiration and a give-away




I have been MIA some what this week. My body feels like it is wanting to come down sick. I wanted to share a few blogs with you that have been hard at work with some Halloween fun. This lady tried a few of my projects Mr. Pumpkin Man and the family sign and I am sooo glad she told me..cuz I than followed her home and was delighted to see her gorgeous home! You got to go check her out. Seriously.......NOW. http://www.andreaw123.typepad.com/ Miss. Tausha tried my clock project and it came out dangggggg cute...take a peek here http://thehoytshouse.blogspot.com/ Plus she did some pretty cute holiday plates. Here is another fun blog..she did the wood pumpkin and the cutest cheese cloth ghosts. I love them. http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/ If you want some Halloween inspiration..these ladies fit the bill.




Here is my little give-away...Mr. Pumpkin Man all in black/white ready to come visit one of you ladies. I added some texture to his face this time with some textured paint. I am also throwin in a black crow....I know some of you were not able to get any. I am also workin on a little something else as a surprise. I will draw the winner on Friday. I want to thank-you all for coming and visiting me and leaving me a little sunshine everyday. I am a little surprised that I made it to 100 comments, I took a blogging vacation for quite some time ....I know many of you are wayyy beyond that.. but it is a lot for me. Thanks for the kudos on the blog redo...shelley is really reasonable and helped me out w/ the technical problems I was having...I never said I was the sharpest tool in the shed.. I do think that I may change the background...black can make it hard to see the words. I hope everyone is doing well in this week of unknowns. I know that you all give me a lift everyday when I come visit ya. Hugs to you all! Cherry

129 comments:

Tiffany said...

I am first? This is very exciting.

First of all, I LOVE the cat you made me. She is sitting proudly on my mantle, will post pictures on the blog soon.

The layout looks great! The black background is a bit more strenuous on the eyes, but it won't stop me from coming!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love Mr. Pumpkin! Please count me in! You always inspire me! Lori

Sarah Stephens said...

He is adorable! I just found your blog not too long ago. Love your creativity and style.

Lorie said...

Oh he is too cute! I am off to check out the blogs you linked! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

sandra/tx said...

I'm so far behind on decorating for Halloween, I'd be a fool not to enter. Count me in. :-)

dd said...

What a creative gal you are! I hope I win so I can have mr P. all to myself! Such cute stuff!

Cottage Way of Life said...

Oh, your little pumpkin guy is adorable. It would be lovely to win.

I have a Halloween Giveaway going till Friday on my blog. Come visit!

-Sue

Joy said...

Isn't it fun to see other people do your projects. You are such an inspiration to us all!
Your new design looks just like you! So cute.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray...A Giveaway!!! Just thought of that on the spur of the moment---Hee-hee.
Count me in FOR SURE. LOVE everything you create. : )
Mary Lou

Ashlie said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog and just love it! You make such cute things! I love to click over and see what's new. I'd be delighted to win the giveaway! And I think your background is super cute! How great it must be to have a fun name like "Cherry!"

Becky said...

I love Mr. Pumpkin man, he is just darlin'. Now, I'm off to check the other blogs you suggested.

Tausha said...

are you not the just the sweetest thing ever to mention me! I am hoping that means that all of your fabulous friends will come and visit my humble blog! Now Cherry-how could one not help but copy-only good things coming from your house. I found some super cute glitter letters to make a banner=also a little spider and owl to add-so cute-just got to get it done. I figure since it is only Oct ist-I got time. A couple days time. My hubby told me I could not put halloween up until at least the 1st-pretty sure he said that because Christmas at our house goes up about mid novem. I get so excited-I just can't wait anymore!
thanks again for the shout out!

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,

You know I want to enter the giveaway. He would look so cute with his "friend" the other pumpkin man (he is posted on my blog today - come look at him and see how happy he is in his new home) Congratulations on your 100th post and I hope you get feeling better soon.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I LOVE Mr. Pumpkin...count me in!

Ally0005 said...

Love your blog and love to come to it and see what you are up to. Love the pumpkin and would really love to win it.

Stephanie said...

Hi! I have been admiring your pumpkin men, but haven't tried to make one yet. I sure would love to win one, though! That would be a major time saver! :)

Julie said...

Cherry glad to see your back and that is a cute pumpkin man! I love your new look also. Have a great day:)
julie

Weeksie50 said...

These websites are awesome. Thanks for sharing.. and I love love love the pumpkin man. He is so cute..

Oh, and I love your new look. Way to cute..

Jenmomof4 said...

Oh my goodness! I love your giveaway! I have been following your blog for about a month and I LOVE it!

I am crossing my fingers.

Rae said...

Please, PLEASE little pumpkin man, please come to my home! You would be oh so happy...I PROMISE!

Marie said...

Cherry, they keep getting better and better! I bought two more boxes to make more of my own, but they certainly can't compare to yours!! I was all excited to see a new blog link to check out but I already "know" Andrea! Her blog is the newest on my "MUST READ" list. :o)

dana said...

YES! Put my name in the drawing for your giveaway. Mr. Pumkinhead Man would look really great at MY house! ;-)

Hope you get to feeling better--I've been fighting something, too, all week. I have finally decided it has to have something to do with the barometric pressure! How does that sound for a good excuse?

Thanks for the two blogs to check out--I will go do that right now!

Dana

Chris said...

I want this box. I deserve this box. Please, fate, choose me. ;) Everything you touch turns to gold.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I just love your fun creations! I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway!!

Blessings,
Stacey

AJ said...

Now isn't he just the cutest little pumpkin man:) I would be proud to have him displayed in my home! Fingers are crossed:)

Jean said...

How talented you are. I would love to have Mr Pumpkin for my Halloween collection. He is adorable. Your layout is really nice. The black background looks good but it is a little hard on these older eyes. Have a wonderful day.
Jean in Virginia

THE ROOST said...

LOVE IT! He would love to come and stay with me:>) You are so creative, I enjoy seeing all your neat crafts!

Pearl said...

Hi Cherry... I'm very new to your blog and am so tickled to have found you. Love your name and your "look" ... Sooo much eye candy! Mr. Pumpkin Man is simply Awesome and I'd be pleased to have a chance to win him...

I really enjoyed your post with all of the birds; I have a lil collection of them myself. You mentioned that you liked vintage post cards. I'd like to invite you, and anyone else reading this, to please come visit me! I just did part 13 of a series of Vintage Eye Candy~Vintage Halloween post cards! I believe I have about 5 more parts to post, still...

Congratulations on your 100th post! My next post will be my 100th, also... amazing, eh? LOL ... I hope you won't mind that I'm adding you to my Favorites, with plans to return many, many times... Thanks, again, for the chance to win your adorable give~away!

~blessings~
Pearl

Jen r. said...

Too cute!!!!!

The Yacker said...

I love your blog and I love your Mr. Pumpkin, you are very talented. Hope I win!

Mabry's gamma said...

Count me in for the give away, your little pumpkin man is so cute.
Cheri

Kimberly said...

I would love to throw my name in your hat! Thank you for hosting this cute little giveaway!

Shannon said...

He is so cute!!! I love your new layout!

SNewcomb said...

Love the new layout! And def. love the little pumpkin man! Hes too cute!

Sandy Toes said...

How cute! I love that pumpkin man...great face!

Your blog design is so great...it is one of my favorites!

Sandy toes

SmrfChic said...

:::uploading some virtual Emergen-C::: Feel better, chica. I had that cold that is going around last week and was just miserable, so I hope you're able to stave it off.
I agree the textured black background is a little hard on the eyes, but honestly... I usually read everything through Bloglines so it's a non issue for me!
::::Making a home for that adorable pumpkin guy and his feathered companion::::

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Thanks for the link....glad you loved my "copy" of your pumpkin man! It was so fun to make.....so even though I can make my own...I would love to own one of your pumpkin men! Hope you'll put my name in the drawing.....PS....would you share what line of paper you used for this guy, if you know.....I would love to use that paper to cover another project!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Andrea

Oliver's said...

Cherry, I love your new look it fits your blog perfectly (I too need to update..can you say procrastination?)I have been too busy to post but stop by to check out your projects everyday (sometimes twice). You never fail to inspire. Thanks!!!Paula

Half of the Style Sisters said...

You have got the cuteness factor going on that is for sure! Love your blog and the great things you do. Your layout is perfect! I have a pumpkin man on my mantle and I just love him but I would love another one to put in my hutch.. Pick me Pick me!

Deb said...

You have been really busy haven't you? I love your little creations. I keep trying to get myself into the creative mood to make one for myself, but right now I seem to have lost my creative mojo. Hopefully I'll win this one. Feel better soon!!!

kathy said...

WOW loving your creation -- oh that sweet box would look good on my shelves -- Enter my name - Have a great day !! Kathy - GA

V and Co. said...

oh i want that! you are so talented!

Wendy said...

Hi Cherry! I sure would love this little pumpkin man...he's a cutie! And about the copyright on the photos...the blog Tip Junkie had an entry a couple of days ago with links to all kinds of different ways to put copyrights on your photos. Go check it out. If you can't find it for some reason, let me know and I'll send you a direct link. ;-)

Libby said...

I just love Mr. Pumpkin man, and he could definitely find a place of honor in my home.

Stacy said...

Oh count me in! Mr. Pumpkin would be a great addition to my small hoard of Halloween decor!

ursula said...

goodness! I HAVE to have him!!
thanks!
Ursula at uswood1@optonline.net

Beehind Thyme & French Rustic Cottage said...

Oh...My... love the PuMpKiN MaN!!!
Please, add me to the drawing list for this fellow. I have enjoyed your blog for somethyme now. Just wanted to add a little note to let you know.

Have a Wonderful, AuTuMn DaY, Pamela

janae said...

Hey Cherry~
I LOVE all the inspiration you have given for Halloween...i have even passed some of your roject ideas onto my non-blogging friends and they LOVE them too! Please enter me in your fab drawing!!
Thanks,
Janae

Sherry said...

Your crafts are inspiring! Please count me in on your pumpkin man give-away=)
Thanks!

Laurel MacD said...

I would love to be in this give-away. I just recently found you and love your stuff.

maggie said...

I'd love to have Mr. Pumpkin man come to live at my house. He'd be '.the man of the house'.
I just found your blog and find it very inspiring. Now I have to read all about your projects.

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Cherry
Whoops, I did it again.....another copy....come see....

Leslie said...

Oh this is just adorable! Please enter me! You give me so much inspiration, glad you are back!

Back Through Time said...

Cute! count me in on your giveaway. Your new blog look is darling!!
Michelle

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

He is adorable, and I love your blog's new look!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Cherry~
Oh, that pumpkin man is the best yet! I LOVE the orange tulle bow with the big black button! I am really getting the urge to stop scraping the popcorn ceiling and craft something fall-ish! You never fail to inspire! :)

I love your new blog look! The green and white polka dot "ribbon" on the sides with the black and white beside it~ beautiful! Love the header, too! Now, by est. 1996, do you mean you have been blogging since then? I didn't even know they existed until a few years ago! :)

I hope you feel better! Please take very good care of yourself, and have a restful day! :)

the undomesticated wife said...

He's so cute, because he's like the Halloween version of the Jack in the Box ball character that people put on their antenna. LOL

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Pumpkin man is so cute. I love him! I am sorry you are feeling low...take it easy, we understand! Whenever you are feeling better and you are feeling generous, I would love to have some advice on being able to allow my photos to be enlarged when you click on them. I don't know what I am doing wrong! Thank you Cherry! :)
Carrie

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh, I want him. I never seem to win the giveaways but I'm sure going to try.

I received Mr. Cat last evening. Boy is he cute. He is much bigger then I thought he was going to be. I'm going to fill him up with candy for the baby shower I'm having at my house. Thanks again! You are one talented lady!! I'll also do a post sometime this week showing him off. I'm behind like crazy. :-)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cherry,
The little pumpkin man is adorable! I would love to display him here at my house!

Tammy said...

I recently found your blog and I enjoy it so much. So many great ideas. I altered a clock after seeing yours - I love it. Turned out so cute. Would love to be entered into the drawing for sweet Mr. Pumpkinman. Happy Fall!
Tammy

joelandbecca said...

Count me in! I will keep my finger crossed-I never found a crow at my $ store-so here's hoping!

Karen said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for commenting! I love your blog!!! I will put you on my favorites list, too, as soon as I get back home from.....picking concord grapes! Karen

Raysha said...

I recently found your blog and LOVE checking in to see what you do next! You're so creative and talented. Please enter me for the adorable Mr. Pumpkin!!

Rachel said...

Okay that Pumpkin man is beyond cute!! If it would make you feel better to know, that he would have a very good home here and he could help celebrate my daughters first birthday on Halloween. Yes he needs to come to my house his tag say's so 10/31 (her birthday). ;) Great job and fabulous giveaway!!! Good luck with getting your blog all figured out. I love playing with blog decorating. It's so much fun.

Jessica said...

love your blog. . .just linked it up!!!

My Crafty Little Page said...

What an adorable blog you have and the cutest name, too. Count me in on this darling giveaway! :)Nancy

kathy said...

CHERRY _ -This is from Kathy -GA HOpe you see this one -
my e mail is jorgramm@bellsouth.net , E MAIL ME ABOUT WHAT PICS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR -- kATHY _ga

momo3 said...

love your blog . . . you inspire me! love love love mr. pumpkin! thanks, kristen

kristofer312(at)gmail(dot)com

Temeculamom said...

I have been lurking for some time, but I keep a shortcut to your blog on my browser. Thank you for all the fantastic inspiration! I love, love, love those Halloween tags! And I also enjoy seeing how other bloggers reinterpret your ideas.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Great links and an AMAZING prize, wow! The winner is going to be so excited, I'm thrilled just to be entering! I've also added this to my Crafty Contests page.

Wendy said...

A Giveaway! Is that pumpkin man the cutest? What a talent you have. Ü

Valarie said...

Love Mr. Pumpkin!! My husband is probably wishing I would stop blogging, because I am now always bringing in something to make from a craft store or Thrift store. I bought that box the other day hoping to decorate it, as a gift box for some ornaments I am making.

Emilie Nichole said...

Thanks for stopping by! OK, your pumpkin guy is SO cute! I did something similar for Elise when we did our swap but YOURS is WAAAAY better!

Our Complete Family said...

Love your pumpkin man! I sure hope you don't end up getting sick and you feel back to great soon! Happy 1/2 way through the week to you! ~ Les

The Hinesley House said...

Ewww...pick me, pick me! ha ha

I stumbled across your blog from another blog and I have to say I love it! I will be dropping in more.

Queen Bean said...

loving the little pumpkin man. deana

Glenda said...

Oh, how cute is that little guy.

This is my entry.

Ciao

Simply This and That said...

Howdy. Hope you're feelin better soon. GOT your email ! LOL. Love the new look, except I agree, it's hard to read your posts. O.K. so I've entered a few give aways this week. And well I haven't won a give away in months! I think it's darn time! Exactly what I told someone else today too! LOL. Power of positive thinking, right!? LOVE Mr. Pumpkin. You are so dang inspiring and I'm not the least surprised you hit 100 comments! Love your blog. ;o) ooxx`jod

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog and just love it. I really like your Mr Pumpkin man.....
thanks Pat H

pattygary@kc.rr.com

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I would love to win Mr.Pumpkin and I see so do 80+ others:)
I can hope anyways:) I like the red backgound on your blog:) Goes with the cherry theme. Hope you are feeling better and have a chance to visit me.
Deb

Jessica said...

I would love to win...add me in to the drawing!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I think he needs a girlfriend!!! He turned out adorable and would love the California weather!!!
blessings,
Debbie

bloggin' Chrystal said...

I love your blog! I have faith you will make it to 150 comments!!!!!! Thanks for your inspiration creation!

Cynthia said...

I love Mr. Pumpkin. Please add my name to the hat! Thanks!

Rosemary said...

Really cute Cherry!!
I hope you are feeling OK.
Rosemary

Bettsi said...

A giveaway! Whoooeeeeee! I hope I win! I love your little pumpkin dude boxes!

Amy said...

Definitely count me in!

Always enjoy a tour at Cherry's Jubilee. :)

tami said...

Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

H P Austin said...

I am new to your BLOG and I love it! You are so creative and fun. I would love to win Mr. Pumpkin Man.

You Go Girl! Thanks so much, Hilary

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

love the pumpkin guy and love the new look, such a gorgeous header, I just think the scrapbook style is awesome

Sarah

julie said...

OK! You know I love everything you do! Sign me up for the giveaway! I will give hime a nice home! Julie

nikkicrumpet said...

WOO HOO COUNT ME IN FOR THE MAGICAL MR PUMPKIN HEAD!! I saw andrea's blog and it is really cute. You're gonna go way over 100 on this post!!!

Christy said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I love it! I will be back.

Blessings,
Christy

Happy Momma to Six Blessings said...

Oh please please pick me I would love to win Mr. Pumpkin. What a wonderful blog full of inspiration.

Tanya said...

What cute cute stuff and a great and fun giveaway!

Victoria said...

Count me in too! I love, love, love your blog and am so glad you came back from your blogging vaca!

carolyn said...

I just found your blog from a recommendation on another blog and I am so glad to make this visit! I would love to be included in your generous giveaway and I will definitely be returning!

Kelly said...

Love your blog!

Please do count me in!!!

Thanks!! :)

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Oh Please count me in - he is sooooo CUTE and your background on your blog is absolutely precious. EYE CANDY all around. Thanks for having a fun give-away. Blessings, Cathy

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Cherry, I linked you from my blog because I did a simliar project with the flat wooden pumpkin. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mimi Sue said...

Thanks for letting us know about those cute blogs. I don't have enough hours in the day but I still love to see more cuteness. Dust is getting a little thick! Mimi

mishebe said...

Oh my gosh i do not know if I already entered this, but just in case i havent now i know i have for sure. I love that Halloween goodie. It has caught my eye everytime i have visited your blog recently. mishelle

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,

I showed how to do the strike-outs on my blog today. I have had several people asking so I posted it. Come on by and then you can become the crafty Diva strike out Queen!!!

Sheila said...

OOOOHH this is awesome! Sorry I am a lurker here! Thanks for the chance to share the halloweeny goodness!!!

Reynie said...

Sometimes a little time away from a blog can give you the reflection of life you need to write even more posts later. Hope you are feeling better.

My Maine Cottage said...

WOWZERS THIS IS A LOT OF COMMENTING!!!! Please enter in me in your drawing, I'd love to give that pumpkin man a nice new home!


PS The new blog layout is fantastic!!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Count me in! I'd love to win that cute little guy...and a crow!! I'm in love!

Betsy said...

That pumpkind is adorable! Please count me in! I have been stalking your blog for awhile and am being such a copy cat on some of your Halloween decor! LOVE IT!

Taya said...

I love your blog please include me if I don't get it though I think I will try to make it on my own.

Ruth Ann said...

The little pumpkin is so awesome! I sure hope I'm the lucky one! Keep up the great work!
-Ruth Ann

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I almost missed the giveaway. I have subbed the past two days at very short notice, and I am tired. I knew I had not visited this week and so glad I did. Please enter me, and your decorations are great. Come on over and bring a few to make my house sparkle like yours. I wanted to do a few things tonight, but I am just too tired. Your ideas are so inspiring. Now if I can find a little energy. Jackie

mommy2gabby said...

He is just such a cute pumpkin!
count me in!

Jody

sweetfunkyvintage said...

LOve, Love, LOve Mr. Pumpkin. You are very creative. Found you on SITS. Will you come decorate my house????
Liz

Elise said...

Oh, I love it!! I would love for Mr.Pumpkin to come live here!!!
Elise

jenni d said...

Love your sweet pumpkin man. I think he would really love to come live with me! Thanks for the chance to win something special. Jen M.
jenrdh29@yahoo.com

Nik said...

Oh I just LOVE your work!

Rambling Girl said...

Alright enter me in. I have never won anything but hey it doesn't hurt to try this....love your blog and decor no matter what. Oh I love the haunted house...so cool!

Jennifer said...

I just found your blog by way of SITS and adding you to my Google Reader is a DEFINATE!!! I am loving all your great ideas...as well as Mr. Pumpkin. I feel the need to head to dollar tree today. :)

Jori-O said...

Is it too late to be included?? Love your ideas!

Lynda said...

Mr. Pumpkin is fantastic - I'm in!

Rachel Ann said...

I would love to win this...Halloween is my absolute fav!!

Mommy2lilgems said...

I'd love to add my name if I could! And, I love the look of your blog, especially the cherries!

Desiree Hutchins-Boyett said...

YOU are very talented and I jsut found your site. I'm going to try some of your ideas. hope you are feeling better.

Ginny said...

What a cute giveaway! I just love your blog, amazing stuff!

Kira said...

Cherry, I would love to add my name. My s-i-l is Kirsten Lippy and she, thankfully, introduced me to your blog and I am hooked. I marvel at your talent and vision. Kirsten showed me her "Witching Hour" clock she made from your design. I loved it! You have inspired us both to tap into our creative juices. Hope you get feeling better! Thanks :)

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

i just found your blog, and its delightful, mind if i add you to my blog roll? and great contest!

Anonymous said...

I love mr pumpkin head.Please count me in!
Pat H Thanks!!!!!
pattygary@kc.rr.com

NanaBeth said...

Will begging help? You know how absolutely thrilled I would be to have a Cherry original Halloween creation. I would treasure it forever!