Saturday, November 15, 2008

Prizes, Paper Playing, Projects, & a sweet surprise!
































Now I have a lot to share and type...so you are forwarn here! I got the loveliest surprise from
http://theblessednest.blogspot.com/!!!!!! Stacey sent me an old Cherry flashcard! I love it Stacey! Thank-you so much...and my husband thanks you....rofl...I think he lost some hearing yesterday when I screamed with delight. I was lucky enough to win a few blog give-aways as of late and wanted to share them with you. I won a fun family vinyl decal from Carmen at http://callmethrifty.blogspot.com/ as you can see she also sent a long some beautiful Thanksgiving vintage type images..that I will def. be using in my crafts and a lovely home-made card. Thanks Carmen! Than as if that was not enough...Vanessa from http://www.vanessavalencia.com/afancifultwistblog.html sent me this sweet holiday house that I can't wait to frou frou up! I also was a proud recepient of a few of her gorgeous cards she makes herself....thank-you soooo much Vanessa! It has been like an early Christmas around here! I have been one spoiled little wench folks!
I wanted to also share a few of my projects...I made these "HOME" tags last night and set them in some old frogs. I think since I have been spending so much time at home....you spend less money that way...that word came to mind. Now if you know me in real life you would know that I can be a bit of a candle snob.....BUT.....I can't declare that anymore! I have fallen in love with a 2.00 little winner...made by............clearing of throat.....AGHAST....GLADE. YES>>> dear ones...I said it... GLADE. If I lose a few readers with those words..I will understand. Their fresh linen....smells I swear to the heavens just like Yankee's clean linen......I. KID. YOU. NOT. They also claim they have real bonafide essential oils....anywhoooo.....I have bought two and they smell great. Soooo I took off the GLADE label and made my own. Just wrapped old vintage sheet music around them and tied some jute and a pharmacy label around it. Now I can't stop there...I am on a roll....as I was about to recycle the packaging that the vinyl words came in...I had an Arsenio Hall moment........HMMMMM. So instead of recycling it I thought this could be SUMPTIN> I covered it with papers and changed out the ribbons and added and tweaked...and when Christmas gets closer I will put some greenery in it and hang it from a door knob. Now the box I got second hand a few weeks back. I was attracted to the metal knob and the little metal tab..and heck people I have a weakness for boxes anyways. The top just was not doin anything for me so I cut some fabric and covered it up and stamped photos and added it to the tab and the rest is history. Ohhh almost forgot...the pumpkin is made from paper as well. Cut in equal length strips. A hole in made on both ends and you pull ribbon through to make the shape. I actually won that from a Stampen Up party a few weeks back...very easy to make...I have the directions if anyone is interested. That is it for me...sorry soooooo stinkin lengthy. cherry























































































































































































































































49 comments:

Julie said...

cherry I'm so glad your back and boy have you been busy. I have that same quote on my wall and I kept the tube. I may have to use that idea! Love the tags.
julie

Rae said...

You are my hero!!! So amazing!

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,
I LOVED seeing all your goodies. All of them are FABULOUS!! I so enjoy seeing all your pictures of your pretties! Hope you have been well.

Wendy said...

Cute cute cute! I love it all!

Oliver's said...

Cherry, you are my hero...nuff said! Smiles, Paula

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Don't worry...I have been burning the apples and cinnamon Glade candle ever since my grocery store put them on sale. No shame here! :)
Carrie

Rosemary said...

Thank you Cherry!!
That was sweet of you to say. I have been waiting a long time for my sink.
Now for the good stuff. Wow, you have been a busy bee. Your stuff looks amazing!!
I love what you have been doing.
How great!
Have a wonderful night!!
Now I have to try the candle!!
Rosemary

Tiffany said...

So glad you are back!

As usual, love all the treats..you are an inspiration!!

Betsy said...

So glad you are back in business. You seriously do the cutest things. I wish I was a fraction as crafty as you.

AJ said...

I don't know how you do it all! You are one busy girl:) Love the "home" tags♥

Chris said...

Man did I ever need some eye candy from you! What makes me feel even better is that I literally just made those same sheet music covered candles. NOW I feel like a genius. I have to go back to your post now and stare at it for another 20 minutes.

Our Complete Family said...

Hello there Cherry!
I'm still here~ life has just been crazy lately! You are the most sweetest person to check in on me again though hun. You make my heart smile!
So I had to pop on over at 11:15pm...yep...still up and should be toes up by now~ and say thank you!
And what a neat post to come see and read! You have been BUSY lady! All of your creations are just wonderful. You have a real knack for taking photos of the things you make, too. It is a true art form in and of itself and you've got that covered as well!
Is there anything you can't do?!?
Hugs to you~ Les

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

Yep, I knew it. You ARE Wonder Woman. You can borrow my daughter's WW costume for Halloween next year. : ) If the boot fits...
I love everything you did...AS usual! Pure beauty and lovliness!
M.L.

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

How did I miss this post?? I love it all, but love what you did with the vinyl lettering tube the most. Your creativity astounds me!!

Rachel said...

Holy Moly Woman!! Your on a roll. I love the home tags.... I'm a sucker for all those buttons. And congrats on your winning streak, wanna share? Just kidding....

I just wrote down Glade candle on my wal-mart list. I'm all about good smelling stuff thanks for sharing!!

Ohh I can't wait to see that house all done up!

Rachel Ann said...

Goodness you have been busy...way cute!

tam said...

Hi Cherry! Thanks for visiting my blog-you should come back again-and hey join up and be one of my cool yakkers! LoL! Thank you for the compliment on the dresser-it was fun to do. Also thanks for the tip on the fudge recipe too! I shall look that one up-maybe even do a test run for Thanksgiving? I love your blog! And added I to mine.
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
~Tam :D

abeachcottage said...

wow busy busy, love it all...as usual

Sarah

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Cherry, Hi there! I'm so glad that you like the flashcard :)! I love all the new pics, especially the music covered candles!! Very pretty!

Blessings,
Stacey

Elyse said...

GASP! okay, so i love the ric-rac in your banner, think all the photos are lovely, and then i see a photo of robbie benson!!! i had pictures of him all over my room as a tween (and still think he is quite dreamy) so i HAD TO COMMENT ON THAT, too! so nice to meet you! thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. :) xo

Sandy Toes said...

What wonderful stuff!!! I love every single thing..so cute!
-sandy toes

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Cherry!

Omg, Im so glad you visited my blog because now I found yours too!! its fabulous!! I love everything on it! what a beautiful page too!! Im going for a longer look :)

and yes, of course , i'd be honored to be added to your blog, its gorgeous!

~ hugs ~ Cynthia

and thanks so much for your sweet comments too!!

Junk Sophisticate said...

Love the Cherry flashcard! What a great gift. ALL your gifts are well deserved. Your creative talents are inspirational!

Candy

Julie said...

Hi cherry thank you for coming by to visit me and to answer your questions yes that is our whole cousin family minus 4 people who couldn't make it. It was last years christmas present for Nana
and a mirror would be great. I too had a hard time on the wall a few well placed bleeeps were said.. Have a great day
julie

Marie said...

You are so fabulous!!! Everything you make is so GORGEOUS!! How do you come up with this stuff??

Mindy said...

Love the pumpkin! Tell me more...tell me more

Jen r. said...

THese projects are great! I hope you can join in on the party on friday!

Shannon said...

You have been busy! I love everything! Ever since I saw how you use floral frogs I have been on the lookout! :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

You are amazing! I could look at the wonderful things you make for hours! Okay, and since you brought up Glade, have you tried their vanilla candle? Now my husband thinks it's too strong, but see, I like strong scents! :) Oh, and I heart that paper pumpkin! Could I pretty please have the directions? :) It's not too late for pumpkins, right?

I hope you have a great day! :)

Bella Casa said...

Wow, you are amazing! You make all of that ordinary stuff look drop dead gorgeous! Do you sell things? Let me know!

Bella

jennykate77 said...

I find myself more and more inspired everyday by bloggers like yourself! What would I do without blog-land friends to "steal" ideas from?! These paper crafts are simply adorable! I love all the different types of banners people are making and this "home" one has got to be one of my favs! You're just super creative!

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Oh my goodness girl! You actually made that with the wall word container that I sent?!?! That is awesome! Thanks for mentioning me in your post ;o) Can't wait to see when you apply your wall words! I still haven't put mine up yet...I just can't decide where exactly I want it! Nice job...you are so wonderfully creative!

Natalie said...

Just picked up two Glade candles yesterday (used coupons and earnedd ECB's at CVS, woohoo).

My daughter's favorite scent is YC's Clean Linen so I'll be giving that one to her. The apple cinnamon is all mine though :).

You're just so creative and inspiring. Love every single bit of this post.

Jules said...

Wow, you got some nice stuff! I love your box and pumpkin! It looks quite simple to make. THanks for sharing. :o)

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Love your projects...you always have the nicest pictures!

Glitter and Bliss said...

I have missed you. I am amazed by all your creations!!! Absolutely wonderful!!!

Susie said...

Really cute stuff:-)

.Becca. said...

Um, wow! I love your stuff! Your blog is delicious!

So glad you posted, now I'll have to add YOU my my blog rolls!

I'm off to check out your etsy shop!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cherry this is my first time on your board, and I was awed with all of this eye candy! WOW! Just fabulous cuteness. I loved it all. I particularly love the tags in that first pic and those cupcake pictures on the cupcakes in that second one. Adorable!

Thanks for stopping by my board because it led me here, and BOY am I glad! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I have the "vinyl" letter box! I couldn't throw it out-now I am soo glad I didn't! I am going to do what you did-probably not as cute, but as close as I can get! What did you use to "stick" the paper on with?
Everything you did is AWESOME!

Jean said...

Cherry, You are not only talented but , man you are so LUCKY. You won some great goodies. The Home tags are exceptional, as is the box. My hubby and I too have a thing for boxes. You just can't have too many, can you? Have a fun evening with your goodies.
Jean in Virginia

The Berry's Patch said...

Congrat's on your prizes Cherry. And your projects look great as usual. I knew you were up to something. :-)

Angie said...

Wow Cherry! You have been busy making some wonderful treasures! My favorite (I guess, I love everything) is the home sign/tags. May have to copy u!!!

Leigh said...

YOU rock! I am so inspired after that post!

Kim said...

I just love coming to your blog & seeing your arrangements & creative projects. You are such an inspiration!

Kelli said...

So many gorgeous things...wow! I love the button gift tags and the little skate is so sweet!
~Kelli

Angie said...

Your blog is so full of fun things to look at :)

Kim said...

You are so creative. I love what you did with the container. What a great gift container!!!

Cottage Elements said...

Cherry, you have the most wonderful projects. I'm just figuring out how to use the Google Reader (thanks Amy from www.WhisperwoodCottage.blogspot.com for showing me how to do this) so I'm catching up on all my favorite bloggers. I would love to see you post some of them on JunkMarket Style (www.junkmarketstyle.com). You do such amazing things! Thanks for helping get our creative juices flowing!

Lanette @ Cottage Elements