Friday, July 29, 2011

Day Late...

and dollar short.....that is me lately.    Summer is just wheezzzzzzzzzzzzzzing by and I have not had time to breathe.   We will be leaving here shortly to go on vacation and I am looking forward to it.  Sooo I will again be awol.   I wanted to pop in (I am always popping in) and share a project I did for Helmar .   I think you can figure out which one it is......the one with the abundance of crackling.   Teeeee heeee I love it.  Is there such a thing as too much crackling???  Not in my book.   I also used the ever sooo lovely ( I need more of it ) Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden .   The other two little cards are ones I made today...they just came to me and I was in the "zone".   Had fun pulling from my paper bin..adding this and that....and letting the process unfold.    Hope you enjoy!  hugs, cherry

Sunday, July 17, 2011

feeling creative

                          Howdy!  It is Sunday....and over cast.   Not our typical July weather...but what is  anymore?  I created a few things and wanted to share.  Yesterday and today I was in a creative my own little zen world.  Humming along to some tunes and creating away.  I love when creating allows such freedom and your cares drift away.   As many of you I have become smitten with digital images...several are used on these projects.  Some of the papers and the birdy image is from Crafty Secrets.  They have a lovely new cd out with vintage prints and images.  Endless possibilities.  Hope you are enjoying your Summer days where ever you are!  Thank you to those that take the time to come by and leave a comment I really appreciate it.    hugs, cherry

Friday, July 15, 2011


Ahhh yes dreaming today....dreaming up a whimsical birdy with his birdcage. Thank goodness he got to fly the coop!    This  little project I made using some of my all time favorite products from Helmars.  I really wanted this project to have depth and lots of details.  I took two Maya road chipboard birdcages and layered them.  I painted the top one with cream paint and than went to work using my beloved crackle medium from Helmar. Once it dried I rubbed everything down with brown shoe polish to get that antique look.  I also crackled my large birdie. I also used Helmar's Zap Dots between the birdcage layers to give a shadow box effect.    I teastained just about every thing as well...the flower, vintage laces etc.  I love the subtle aging it gives.  I like to use both a combination of coffee and black tea.  It gives a lovely aroma to things as well!  I had this one rhinestone belt buckle and had been hoarding it and finally decided today was the day to use it.  I went to work adding the fun, metal key, beads, crown for Mr. birdy...and lace!  I had so much fun creating this.  Hope you enjoy!  Hugs, cherry

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Good ole summer time...

   summer is going by at warp speed.....we have some plans to get away soon.  I have been holding the fort down along with my son while my husband is away working,  It has been hard to be away from him but feel so blessed he has a job right now.   I popped in this eve to share a few cards I have made lately.  We have spent more time outside...we have discovered croquet and have had a ball playing it.  I use to play it as a child and am so glad my son discovered our old set.  Well tonight just some vintagey goodies...the first and second card use images from crafty secrets...the first is from their new vintage images cd.   Lots of fun.  Other than that just my usual fondness for old mixed with new....snippets of this and that.   Things that fit together almost like a least to my eyes, lol.  Hope you enjoy!  hugs, cherry

Friday, July 1, 2011

Cupcards to go!

Well I am back....with the new Summer kit from cupcards to go !  It is the loveliest and sweetest kit I have ever had the pleasure of creating with.  It is called Boutique...and it is my favorite to date!   Now I know I say that everytime but this is just gorgeous..really!  You will swoooooooooon.  Here are 8 of the ten cards i made...two I will share later..with a step by step and the other is our challenge.  These go on sale at 6:00 today and I would not delay!  Also...and listen now this is soooo cool...Summer kits purchased on July 1st will receive a FREE floral goodie bag in their box, while supplies last!! These mini bags will have velvet, clear floral buttons, glitter ivory flowers…so yummy!!! Floral goodie bags may vary in style/color. Check the CupCards {to go} Facebook page for a quick peek.   Well that is it for me this weekend....looking forward to the fireworks..and hanging with the fam!  HAVE A GOOD ONE!  Cherry