Friday, October 24, 2008

Just a Wee project...





Does anyone know why Blogger has chosen not to let us enlarge our pics lately in edit html? I know of several of you that are also having this problem.




Halloween project..AGAIN. Hey it is still a week away...so anywhoooo....I took one of my many barn stars and used it for a template and drew it on to some cardboard (YES ladies save those cereal boxes). I glued two layers of cardboard together so it was thicker. Used the cardboard template for the paper and glued her on. Sanded the edges (I use a cheap nail file) distressed with inks (Had several of you ask what type of inks I use, I like Tim Holtz Airiondack inks). Added some fun embellies. See the cute witch ticket? Love those! I hung it here in "my room"...oy what a mess. Hope your Friday night is rockin! Thanks sooo much for actually reading about me...and saying it was interesting. You guys are the best. Warm fuzzies! Hugs, cherry

93 comments:

Mc Allen said...

aww, thats really cute, I likie!! Im not creative at all, but I would like to be... Your blog is creatiive, I jjust love the header, very cute!! Leah

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

Well...now the night is rockin' cuz I got my Cherry fix! This original creation is out of control cute!! Thanks for giving the particulars on how you created it. : )
Mary Lou

Rachel said...

Alright that is just too freaking cute!!! I love it! Seriously where do you find the time, and if you have extra can I borrow some? :)

Jori-O said...

Way cute! I love what you come up with! Cereal boxes...who woulda thought??

sandra/tx said...

Very cute!

Darlene said...

Another fabulously CUTE project!!!! LOVE that!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Very Cute!!

PS...I gave up on blogger to upload pics a long time ago. I like large pictures, so I upload everything through Flickr and then copy and paste the HTML code of the proper size photo.....give me a shout if you want more info...my email is attached to my profile!

Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Lovin' this idea - and what genius to use two layers of cardboard! I'm thinking that doing the same idea for Christmas would be super cute too!

ceekay said...

Your star is so cute...I know blogger has lost its mind...or at least trying to have us lose ours!

Sandy Toes said...

That is just too cute! I love it...so creative!
-Sandy Toes

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Cherry, It is really nice! I never thought of using the barn star as a template...you and your clever ideas!

And, by all means, post something about the Gooseberry Patch freebies!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Kim

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Cherry!!!! I had an idea for you...by the way love the new project! I think you need to make a box with some type of cherry design on it~like a signature box. So many of us, yes I must confess, love your blog! So...why not design a lovely box like the ones you have made, but with cherry papers, something adorable on top...vintage cherry postcard or something? Just an idea, but I think they would sell like hotcakes! Also...with Christmas, cherries are red and green, you could go Holiday or everyday! WooHooo I love your projects and look forward to many more~especially over the holidays!
Blessings,
Debbie

Inspired Kara said...

SO adorable. I just keep lovin' your projects!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Kelly said...

Ceral Box??

Oh, how brillant you are!
I am SO totally gonna steal this idea!

Your star is mighty cute!
Wonder what you gonna come up with next......

Sarah said...

Thanks for visiting my page. I love your page and all your decorating ideas. Very nice!

squawmama said...

That was really a cool craft... You are so incredibly talented with this stuff... Can hardly wait to see your Christmas crafts... Lovin them...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Manuela said...

Very cute! I'm going to save my Cherrios box now and try it too! Thanks for the idea!

Manuela

Tiffany said...

I am a star fanatic... this is adorable!

Wendy said...

You always make something cute...you're amazing!

AJ said...

I would have never thought to just make my own! Love how you fancied it up:)

GRAMS said...

Oh I love, love, love it. I'm going to go get my stuff together right now to make a couple. My daughters need teacher gifts for their kids and these will be puuuurfect! Thanks for sharing. Janis

Laura said...

How very cute! I love this project. You do such amazing work!

Michele said...

Pretty, pretty. Your stuff is like magic!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

How great! I love your creativity. If I had a pinkie nail full of the creativity that you have...wow...I'd be so happy! Great job!

Betsy said...

I LOVE THAT! I want to make one! Great work...always.

Susie said...

Those are great!!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Love the little witch!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Great idea to use the cardboard! Why not? I might have to steal that idea, it is so cute and so financially savvy! :)
Carrie

Girly Stuff said...

You have great stuff because your imagination is boundless! Keep it coming!

The Jarnagins said...

What a cute project. Love it! I especially love that you reused cardboard.

Andrea said...

I just love how your Halloween star turned out...too cute!

Susie Homemaker said...

Wicked Good Star! At least you have been productive while you kept us waiting...LOL

Warm Wishes,
Susie

Jean said...

This is perhaps the cutest star I have ever seen. I love it! You did GOOD! Have a wonderful evening.
Jean in Virginia

Glitter and Bliss said...

As always...I am blown away by your latest halloween project!! Thanks for letting us in on how you designed this. I will put a "It's a wonderful life pendant on ETSY for you tomorrow. Would you like a damask black/white background or black/white music notes??? Something else?? Just let me know. The Saint Nick paper is from K & Company. I bought it last year... I love it!!!! I had a little left over.

Holly said...

Where do you get so many adorable, origional ideas?? Love it,...so cute!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh wowza, just too good, I love it, though i couldn't do it! nowhere neary crafty or patient enough

I love seeing what you come up with, I am just wondering where those ideas spring from?

Sarah

Mrs. B said...

Your creativity is just endless! I love all your recent projects. So cute! And I'm so excited to hear you have an etsy store! I'm going to check it out!

Bristol said...

Very cute Cherry~
Bristol

Coco said...

I just discovered your blog and I am in love. You have so many cute ideas!

Thanks for sharing.


-Coco

Debbie from Nj said...

Hi Cherry,

love this project! How did you make the witch ticket? Just darling.
Thanks
Debbie

Alison Gibbs said...

Such fabulous halloween decorations.
Alison

The Berry's Patch said...

I didn't realize you could enlarge pictures in html. I'll have to try it. Your star is very cute. I with I had your creativity. :-)

kari and kijsa said...

Love this!!
Have a blessed Sunday!
kari & kijsa

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi there! I love your little craft~ I love everything you come up with! I wanted to let you know also that I played copycat! I was inspired by you to do a banner, and it is my latest post (10/26).

Have a great night! :)

Mimi Sue said...

Another darling project. How do you do it? Mimi

ShabbyInTheCity said...

A star! What a surprise! This is really a great piece.

Catherine Holman said...

I love this! Your blog is adorable. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment!
Hugs,
Catherine

Barbara said...

My daughter from Just a Girl sent me over to visit you. Wow you have some really nice ideas. What a creative woman you are. I love the pumpkins and berries in a trouth behind your kitchen faucet. All your ideas are really good. Listed you as a fave!
Barbara

kathy said...

OH CHERRY !! too too wonderful - I love this creation , and am truly in love with stars - you can sdo so many things -- Oh thought i was through with halloween , but yikes this makes me drool -- KAthy - GA

Erin said...

What a cute star! I love that idea!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Wow those are just adorable! You are so creative! Cereal boxes glued together! I LOVE THAT! You could even make some for Christmas! Ohhh I must make some.

Liz said...

what a cute little project! I am going to have to do that!
~Liz~

Eloise said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. They meant a lot to me.

I love your blog! The whole design is initially so appealing, but then I got swept in by all your darling crafts. You are so creative! Can't wait to check out your Etsy store.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi again Cherry~
I have never heard of the Xyron (sp?) adhesive machine before; what does it do exactly? I just used a glue stick and also normal white glue for mine. (The letters that aren't adhesive don't stick as well with the glue stick, but normal Elmer's glue worked.) There is so much out there I never knew existed! :)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

You've got such a cute blog spot!
I think this idea could be applied to Christmas by using the same star and swapping out Halloween embellies to Christmas. What do you think?
Thanks for sharing.
Sweet Wishes.
Sara

Darlene said...

Hey Cherry,

If you get a chance stop by my blog you have been Boo-ed!!! ♥

Susie Q said...

This is another wonderful project from one of the most creative ladies in the world! I love this!

Hugs,
Sue

Oliver's said...

OMG I am so glad you left me that comment, for sometimes I feel like I do nothing but read! I have neglected my family, my housework and I couldn't wait for my husband to take his business trip so I could read to my heart's content (of course as soon as I finished the first book I was ready for him to come home). I am frantically searching for someone I know who has read these books so I will have a buddy to go to the theater with when the movie comes out. Wish me luck my friend! I love all of your decor by the way! Smiles, Paula

At Home In Georgia said...

I love it...just love that look! Plus making it yourself is the best! You go.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

What a darlin' idea! I never thought about my cereal boxes that way - how clever. You are one creative chic!

Congrats on your store - I bet you'll sell out in a jiffy - 'cause it is all just too darn cute!!! Have a blessed week! Cathy

Kristi said...

Cherry, I always love seeing your projects!! I wish I had an OUNCE of your creativity for crafts!!! You are an inspiration! As for posting pictures, I haven't a clue. I need YOUR help, I can't even put pics between the text of my posts. I'm blonde though, LOL :)
Kristi

Busy Bee said...

I love those Halloween stars..very vintage looking! You have a darling blog! I am glad that I stopped by!
Stephanie

Deb said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thought I'd come and return the visit. LOVE your blog, too! Love the Halloween stars you made. I'm adding you to my reads.

Cheers!

Scrappinfor3 said...

so creative! You rock. Do you sleep?

Rosemary said...

Love it Cherry!!!!
Happy Halloween,
Rosemary

Glitter and Bliss said...

Hello!! I put your cute necklaces in the mail yesterday. I can't wait for you to see them!! I loved making them for you. The store is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It is absolute heaven!! I love it!! The pictures do not do it a bit of justice. I actually sent the owner a crystal necklace today. One just like yours.... who knows, maybe she might carry them one day. It never hurts to dream right?? Have a blessed night my friend. Leslie

edie+steve said...

Cherry,
I've visited your site before--lots of great stuff. I feel honored for the visit and the sweet comment. Have a great week!

Michelle said...

That is super cute. Everything you have done lately is super cute.

You asked if I have broken out my Martha glitter......I have!! I bought some dollar frames for some gift certificates we had for a silent auction basket. I glittered one of them and added curly ribbon and small balloons (it was for a free Gymnastics party at the YMCA). It came out really cute! Love me some glitter.

Kacey R. said...

I am really going to miss all of this super fun Halloween decor! Friday is coming too fast! I had to pop in and let you know that I LOVE the Method wood cleaner. It is simply a must have and I may dedicate an entire post to it. Ha! Ha! It smells like almond - need I say more? And it is like it repells the dust. I am in love! :o)

Stink Bone Jones said...

Love Love Love your new little Halloween creation! I enjoy visiting different blogs like yours and seeing Halloween things!

Ms. Tee said...

Thank you for your sweet comments - if you do the glass charms let me know! :)

dcloud said...

I usually just make my pictures big enough to fit within my content area and if I want them to see a larger version I just provide a link to the larger version in my post.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

I love this idea...it is so creative, and I love the fact that it is made, in part by cereal boxes, scrapbook paper (which we all have too much of...lol) and a few embelishments. Seeing how this is Halloween night, I am going to save this idea and copy-cat you for Christmas!! Just need to change the paper but keep the star!!

Charlene said...

You are one talented lady!! I've tagged you on my blog.

Dido said...

Cherry
Great idea,I can see changing this in to a xmas one to. Hope you had a great Halloween.
Dido

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

That is REALLY cute! I hope you had a great Halloween :)

rue

dana said...

Hope your HW was a good one!

I LOVE this star you created--you are somethin' else!

Dana

Chris said...

Where ARE you?? October 24th? I'm going throug withdrawl over here! :)

Kim said...

Cute project!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Cherry~
I hope you had a great weekend! :) I wanted to let you know that I have something over at my blog for you! :)
Take care and have a good night!

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,

I haven't seen you around in a while so I hope every thing is going alright for you. Just wanted to stop by and let you know I am thinking of you. ♥

Oliver's said...

Cherry, I'm missing your posts girl! I need some Christmas inspiration. Did you know how many bloggers count on you? We are blessed to have such a talented lady sharing her secrets.I am hoping all is well. Smiles, Paula

Lorie said...

Love that star!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cherry
Hope you are ok. Missing you in blogland.
Lindsay

Cottage Elements said...

Hi, Cherry! Check out my blog. I'm hitting you with an award. I see you've been given this award before, but I'm giving you it again. Love how creative you are. And I know about being busy. Blogging takes a lot of time. But oh so fun! Take care!

Lanette @ Cottage Elements

dana said...

Miss you! Hope all is well. Dana

Joy said...

Hey Cherry!
What are you up to girl?!?!?
I've been missing your posts and peeking into that creative mind of yours.
I hope that all is well with you and yours!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Girl,

Just stopping in to say hi - have a great week :)

Hugs,
Dena

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

I love the star! and all your pictures are so great!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm been gone alot too with having a new baby there just isn't enough time in the day! :(

*muah*
Michelle

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Miss you! Can't wait to see what you come up with for Christmas...

Sandy Toes said...

I miss cherry jubilees postings...hope all is well!
-sandy toes

georgie said...

just stopping by to say hi....

Lisa said...

You are just soooo good. Im just gettin the halloween down, sister!
Love ya~!
Lisa
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