Thursday, August 30, 2012
For some reason I have the Addam's Family in my head....I wonder why? Maybe because I can't stop creating for Halloween. Not even if my life depended on it. I LOVE to create for the holidays...all of them. Each time a holiday rolls around I think THIS IS MY FAVORITE one...and than the next comes and I change my mind again. For now it is Halloween that has me happy. We will keep it at that for now.
So I thought I would share just a few of the things I have been making. A halloween pocket ..why of course. Full of delightful little goodies...I like to think each tag tells it's own little story. Halloween brings out the imagination in us all. I really think that is why it is so fun to create for it. As always I had fun stuffin the pocket...letting them peek over the edge. I also made a stamped card. I recently got some stamps from Wplus9. I paired them with my mason jar. Love the outcome. Mixing and matching stamps makes their uses go so much farther. Sorry for the lighting , it is still a bit smoky here. It is getting better , thank-goodnes! Well that is it for me....I have been organizing my craft room. As always thank-you for visiting me. hugs, cherry
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Oh boy howdy am I behind. The last couple of days have been horrible for me . We have fires in the surrounding areas and I am allergic to it. It looks like we live in LA. Sooo happy though that I was able to get in a fun project using the new releases from The Rubber Cafe.
We are celebrating our new release called On the Fence! This set comes with a new exclusive The Rubber Café die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence Die!
Today is day #3 I am blog hopping with Michelle so go check out her fab creations! If you want to start from the beginning just simply go back to the the rubber Cafe blog. I decided to go all wintery with my card....I embossed the fence and the window and fussy cut everything out. I also drew a very light circle and used the mini ivy and created a christmas wreath for the window. I added some holly berry red jellie dots to the wreath as well. I broke out my faux snow to add to the whole scene..so much fun to work with. Last but not least I added the merry christmas in bold sentiment. Hope you enjoy! hugs,c herry
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell but Mr. Bones (that is what I dubbed him) is my new crush from The Rubber Cafe. His formal name is You shake my Bones and he is so much fun to play with! I layered him with the ever versatile bingo card stamp for a fun vintage look. I started with a plain white bakers bag and just gussied it up a bit with some paper diecuts. I used scallop circles and the standard circles to layer on top of the stamped bingo card. I also used a doily for a little more interest. Added some tails to the bottom and some glittered up buttons on either side. The top has some fun chunky gingham ribbon and seambinding with a layered button and rhinestone. I added a cute little sentiment banner tag as well. Now Mr. Bones was fun because I used Melissa's technique using the scrap happy glue to apply the glitter. Scrap Happy glue it an excellent medium for this because it remains tacky. You simply dab a bit out on a scrap piece of paper and apply onto your stamp using a foam brush. Stamp the image on the area you want and wait a few seconds ( I didn't wait very long because it is humid today) and than sprinkle your glitter on. Remove the excess and your done! The glitter stays in place. Make sure though to instantly clean your stamp and get the glue off. I just had a small bowl of suds sitting near me to throw the stamp into. And That is that! I than just added a few jellie dots in black soot to spiff Mr. Bones up a bit. I can't wait to try this again! It works perfect for detailed images.......I am in heaven with this technique. Can't wait to use if for Christmas. Hope you enjoyed! Now I have the perfect little bag for candy for someone special! hugs, cherry
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
This blog has been a little desolate lately....we have been home and gone...home again and gone again...but now staying put. Camping took a lot out of me and I am still trying to recuperate. To top that off...we are on the count down to when school starts (tell me it ain't so) and football practice (I might as well stay in the car 24 seven) is every day for 3 hrs....argh. I personally am not ready to see Summer vanish....but love, love, love to create and decorate for the fall. I caught a little time in between more critical duties and had some fun making spooky cards. Nothing that had to be done...just something I enjoyed doing for me. Three diffrent looks.....some glitter, some more cute, one a little more sophisticated. I loved that image of the little girl and puppy with blues...a little diffrent for Halloween. I liked the combination. I think it would be pretty for Fall too. Well hope you have not all left me....please come visit me..still here...kinda. lol. I am off to shuffle my boy to practice. Hope you enjoy! Tomorrow is a post for The Rubber Cafe introducing Mr. Bones. hugs, cherry
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
There is a super fun challenge going on over at RRR ! It is called purple pizazz...I just loved this challenge...decided to pair my purple pizazz with some black and white for a fun graphic look. I love this combination for Halloween. A little diffrent from the traditional black and orange. I used the purple ribbons from the August Ribbon club assortment. Love those polka dots and the glittery purple. Had fun creatinglittle gift ensemble...a treat bag and matching card.....ready for the recipient. Stuff some yummy candy in there and you are good to go. Candy corn anyone?? I also used some new products that I just couldn't lay down from Pretty Little Studio. Can't wait to get going on the design team! Hope you enjoy my little goodies! Make sure to check out the other girl's creations over on the RRR blog. hugs, cherry
Monday, August 13, 2012
I am off camping .........wish me luck! At least there are showers.....thank the heavens. This post was scheduled ahead for today is the monthly blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon and you should have made your way here from Ms. Glorias. We are showcasing the August monthly ribbon club. This month they are lovely shades of purple and greys. An unusual combination and I have to say a new favorite of mine. I was really drawn to the greys in this set.....they remind me of a man's flannel grey suit. Soft and warm. I paired the grey with creams and a bit of black for contrast. I took a chipboard rectangle and covered it in linen fabric and than cut strips of two of the ribbons and went to work weaving them a bit across the the rectangle. I tied a bow to the side using two of the ribbons as well. I added some buttons in the middle and a sentiment and I was done. The other I just looped my ribbons over and over and added a felt bloom to the middle. I love the fallish look to both......even though I really am not ready for Summer to be over. Hope you have enjoyed my take on the club ribbons. Make sure to hop on over to Emily's blog for more inspiration. If you get lost a long the way to make your way back to the Really Reasonable ribbon blog...link above! Hopefully I haven't gotten attacked by to many skeeters and will be back shortly to visit you all! hugs, cherry
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Well if you are reading this tomorrow I am gone...if you are reading this now...well I am almost gone. Last big hoorayyyyyyyyyyy for Summer. Camping at Wallowa Lake. Can't wait. S'mores, bratwurst, bake potatoes from the coals.....yum. Had a wonderful time on our last trip...... 3 national parks in a week. GOOD TIMES! lol. I wanted to pop in with a little something before I leave again. A little black and cream ensemble. I never tire of burlap, especially printed burlap....I added some vintage trimmings of all kinds and a pretty cameo. I left the burlap frayed...kinda like it that way. I added some old sewing notions....worn scissors and needles from a sewing machine. A few other goodies. I really enjoyed making this and the way it turned out. Well that is it for me! I am off to pack. Wish me luck! At least we have showers. I had to share a pic of my cat.............random?? Maybe...but he is in the black and cream spectrum too! hugs, cherry