Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Dilemma











Wow.   Did you all fall off the face of the earth?   Does anyone come visit anymore...or should I close this ole blog down?   I hope someone is out there.  From my blog count there are a  lot of visitors but hardly anyone actually comments.   I know we are all busy but it is a bit disconcerting like I am talking to myself.  Hmmmm.
                               I came by tonight to share some cards...I have quite the dilemma between Santas and snowmen.  Which is my favorite?  One minute I swear it is good ole frosty and the next....Kris Kringle.  So the struggle continues.  I have been trying in vain to use some of my stash....I have quite a huge Christmas stash...like I am sure many ofyou do.   I do not need one single new thing....but who was buying a few new sheets of Christmas paper today at our local scrapbook store?  Me.  yep.  I can't help  myself.   I surely can not say no to those lovely old victorian images of Santa....my wheels spin with ideas for St Nick.   So they come home with me. 
                                Another dilemma?  Color combos.  REDS and BLUES...bestill my heart...but than traditional reds and greens...ohhh jeese....... I will save that for another day!   Hope you enjoy!  OHHHHHH and lurkers could you please say hi???     Hugs, cherry

55 comments:

Rebekah said...

Oh so SWEET santa's and snowmen! I love them equally!! (I've got a few posts to catch up on.. don't worry. You`ll be sick of me commenting ;P )

Sandy said...

I'm so guilty of not commenting...but I just want to say these cards are lovely...as is all of your work. I love shopping in your etsy shop. I am so guilty of buying more than I use. My sister says I have my own Michael's store here in the house.

Linda in San Jose said...

Really enjoy your work so please keep sharing your talent with all us lurkers.

Ros Crawford said...

I love both Santa and Snowman ... what ever you create is stunning!

Kay said...

Guilty as charged! I love your work, but read the blog through Google in the mornings with my coffee and that makes commenting several clicks beyond me. If I promise not to be so lazy, will you promise not to shut it down?

Clarky J said...

Hi stumbled on your blog only a week or so ago - I too am experiencing a downturn in comments on my blog too but are still getting lots of hits. Take heart that folks are coming to visit if not commenting xx Love your style these are gorgeous xx

vivian said...

I'm here! and Im one of the ones racing by to see what wonderful thing you have created and them sprinting on to the next blog. so many blogs... so little time! LOL! keep blogging! dont stop!! I love all your wonderful cards.
I'm sure others feel the same way.
happy Friday!!
xoxo
vivian

Joanne Leddy said...

I don't think I could choose. Santta is a must for every Christmas decor but those snowmen are so darn cute! I love them both ... as I do all your creations!

Joanne Leddy said...

I don't think I could choose. Santta is a must for every Christmas decor but those snowmen are so darn cute! I love them both ... as I do all your creations!

Kristy Hansen said...

I check your blog regularly.....I love your cards and often sketch your layout on paper to create something similar. I'm a lurker--and sorry for not commenting like I should. Keep posting. PLEASE.....

Jennifer said...

Keep up the great work...I love stopping by your blog...but your right life is busy and we forget to comment and encourage you...In regards to your question of st. Nick or Snowmen I too struggle with which is my favorite so I just use both on all my christmas crafts...who says you can only like one!!!

vallie said...

Hi! I love your cards and use them for daily inspiration. I have never commented but DON'T STOP sharing images of your creation! I bought some ribbon because of you but I don't know how you make the bows. I can make a single bow? How do you make your bows?

TLady said...

HI CHERRY!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOVE your post!!!!!! I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!! :)Looks like things a picking up here!!!!!! LOL
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY!!!!!!!! I LOVE EACH & EVERY ONE OF YOUR GORGEOUS CREATIONS!!!!!!! (I can ONLY IMAGINE receiving a BEAUTY like you've created!)EACH & EVERY detail is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU for creating such GORGEOUS WORKS for us to see!!!!!!!!!!!! :) KEEP IT UP!!!!!!! :)

~jan said...

Blogs are funny that way, lots of traffic and not a lot of comments. I adore your style and everything you show us, it would be a sad day to not see it anymore. Will comment more often! :)

Deeric said...

I am guilty of not commenting on your beautiful work as I should. I read your blog on my google reader and just don't take the time to go to your blog and comment. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us.
Debbie

Kathy R. said...

OH MY BAD...You are right up front on my toolbar and I check you daily and Pin you too!!! Love everything you do and truly loving your Christmas cards and tags.. I will get better...Promise!!! KathyR.

Linda R. said...

Great cards. My fav is def. the Santa and chimney. Beautiful rich colors!

Lisa said...

Love all this vintagey prettiness Cherry! And I agree with you sometimes I does seem we're talking to ourselves. Many followers...few real followers. Many are saying comments are down. Everyone can't be THAT busy.

Holly Saveur said...

Hi Cherry

So sorry I made you feel this way....really try to leave comments....as much as possible..but I admit I am quilty.
It's a good thing you give feedback to us too...I ans so many others LOVE your cards and style never worry about that!!!
Buts it's so true you put time and love in making this blog... so we should give some time and love back too!
Love and hugs from the Netherlands
Holly.
ps love blue and red and red and green and Santa's and snowman too!

happyDiane said...

I'm someone who has been enjoying ALL of your fantastic work and not letting you know. Thank you for all of the work you do in sharing your beautiful creations.

scrapncathy said...

Hi Cherry... Your cards are darling. I know how you feel about comments! But my issue would be to get people to my blog first off. No one leaves comments anymore, maybe it's because there are so many blogs to visit? Your cards are such an inspiration to me. Please keep sharing them ...I would be very disappointed if you were gone.

Cat said...

Your creations are definitely some of my favorites and I hope they continue as you are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us lurkers.

Laurie said...

My blog comments have been going down for about a year...I personally think it's because people are reading more on their phones and it's not as easy or convenient to comment from that platform. I've been a long time reader and enjoy the photos but would engage more if there was more "personal" talk -- I tend to like that on blogs. Also, I don't think I've ever gotten a response from you when I've commented on your blog, so that makes a difference, too. Not complaining, just trying to help explain why I don't comment much. I love all your art!!

Barbara in AZ said...

I am a newbie to your site and enjoy seeing your great creations. I will admit, I am not a " comment writer" on anyone's blog. I guess I need to start doing that.

Jane said...

I love your blog and all your creations. I am a lurker I admit it but please don't give up your blog. I visit everyday. Love your talents.
Hugs

Laura Sudderth said...

I am on here every single day because you inspire me with all the goodness you create!!!

Trell Doxie said...

I love everything you make! I actually look forward to your posts because I feel like there aren't many with our style out there. Definitely keep going!! I know I have been such a bad blogger lately, but I promise to get better if you keep posting.

(btw, you should look me up on FB :))

Corinne said...

Love your cards!
They provide such inspiration.

Becky Dunham said...

Hi Cherry! I must admit I feel like I have fallen off the face of the earth. I have not written on my own blog for weeks and even then it was a quick sorry for not posting kind of note. I am not even really sure why, but I have not been in the mood to blog or hop lately. That being said, I am subscribed to your blog by email and blogger and I open my emails from you every time I get one and my mouth just drops open every time! Everything you create is so gorgeous and just want I want to do, but I don't know how. I love your style, the way you layer things, all the vintage goodies! Everything! As for your dilemma, do you have to choose? LOL - I love both vintage Santas and snowmen and have a collection of both :) I am thinking red and green for Santa and red and blue for snowmen - the best of both worlds! Now, you will probably be sorry you told me say hi cuz I have just gushed a whole page! But I truly do love your work and even when I don't have time to look at any other blogs, I always look at yours! Take care and know that I am always here and will try to speak up more often :) Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and check it every day. I don't usually leave comments but I am today, please keep posting, I love your stuff.

Lana said...

I'm so sorry that you don't feel the love we all have for you and your creations. I visit every day and your ability to inspire me with your imagination and creativity is amazing. I just finished my Halloween and Thanksgiving cards now it's on to Christmas. yea!!! Keep the ideas coming'.

Anonymous said...

This is my first time to comment but know that I LOVE your blog! Your style - beautiful yet shabby - is the closest to mine, and I guess that's why I love it so much! Your are so creative in using your products - the results are outstanding! Keep the beauty coming!

Maria said...

Ahhhh....such gorgeous vintage Christmas cards! Love the snowman and Santa! You are truly talented! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

Anonymous said...

I love looking at your cards! they make me smile every time, and they always get an oohhhhh.
The way you photograph them in awesome too.Please don't ever think you work is not appreciated!
I bought one of your scrappy gourmet kits!

Karen

Anonymous said...

I only recently discovered you and I'm so glad I did. I love all things layered, the more the better. And while I probably won't comment much, please know that you are followed and appreciated.
Kim J.

Denise G said...

I have tried to leave comments before but for some reason it won't post them... so i am trying again, i love your blog and love the inspiration that just seems to pour from it! You are amazing and I would love to spend a day with you in your crafting room. Thank you for sharing your talents and please do not shut down the blog! I will try to comment more often. As for the post today, i love the little details...there are so many little things that make your cards so beautiful. The snowmen are adorable. Have a great weekend.

Charlene said...

Were here Cherry lol! LOVE snowman, but Santas too, so Im afraid I'm no help lol!! Awesome cards!!

ileyssilver said...

I would absolutely die if you closed your blog down. and here I thought you were probably over whelmed with comments. I love hearing about where you find all your sweet supplies and digis. I love your style and creation.I'm stalking your etsy and blog at least 3 times a day. My coffee time would not be the same with you.

Audrey Pettit said...

No, don't you EVER close down your blog, Cherry!! What would we DO?
Love, love your holiday cards! I can relate with your Santa/Snowman dilemma. I have the same one, especially with ornaments on my tree. Started by thinking I would only have Santas.....but lots of snowmen have somehow snuck in. Guess I just want it all. :)
Your cards are STUNNING!

Nancy Guse said...

Your cards are adorable!!!! SO sweet Cherry!!

Linda B said...

I, too, am guilty of not always leaving comments... never seem to have enough time... but I have to say, your designs are Number One in my book!!!! LOVE YOUR WORK! Keep em' coming, dear lady!!!!
Hugs!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Where are these gorgeous images from?!

I am the same as you... and not exclusive to Christmas... I just love patterned papers, even though I am being taken over by them!! :)

These are all SO gorgeous, and while I love each of them, I definitely love the blue and red combo the most - I wouldn't think to combine those, but it works SO perfectly!

TLady said...

THANK YOU for coming to visit Cherry! :)

Ginger said...

So sorry for not commenting. I am a regular stalker so I will be more considerate and let you know how FABULOUS I think your work it. So much creativity and talent!

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Rachele Funk said...

Asking for comments sure worked! You are one of my favorite paper artists. Guess I should beless of a lurker. I'm a Santa fan, but both are gorgeous!!!

Kathy said...

Like Char said up above, we are here, Cherry...and admiring, and oohing and aahing...then scampering off to do what we were supposed to really be doing while we were oohing and aahing and forgetting to comment! LOL

I'm very much like you...still have a HUGE stash of Christmas card supplies. I think I could make cards for 5 years and still have some left. But I still can't resist the new Christmas papers, and I know the next trip to my LSS will have some new papers coming home with me!

I'm a big fan of your wonderful work....and I promise to do better about letting you know from now on!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Hello, love your beautiful work!

Greetings Gal said...

Please, please, please...don't shut it down! You have been such an inspiration to me; and judging from all the comments, many others as well! Your eye for composition and "Cherry" style would surely be missed!

Crabtree-Creations said...

You and I have similar styles! I LOVE your work so please don't stop!
ReNae in Kansas!

Louise (papercutsandinkyfingers@blogspot.com) said...

Oh Cherry,this breaks my heart that you feel this way:-(
You provide so very very much inspiration and total eye candy with everything you do-I so look forward to my email alerts and relish each piece you make. I am very guilty of lurking-partly because I can't work out how to shut down my old never used blog and reply with my new neglected blog,lol. I think by the response you got with this you have shaken a lot of us up and we will be much better behaved and stop lurking and start showing some comment love!
Lou x

Nancy said...

Keep up the good work, yes we are reading and wanting to make some of the wonderful inspiration projects you send to us. I for one don't want you to stop. Thanks for you and your blog. Nancy P.

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Sue A said...

Love love love your work! Santas are my favorite. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Marybeth said...

Hi , Just decided to pop in! Looks like lots of comments to me… smile! I love your vintage cards. I love both colors too. Red and green or red and white… then I see the bow with the bells and I love those colors. Gorgeous…. cards Cherry