Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Old Fashion Cuties!

  First off today I have two new cards to share with you using more of those lucious Crafty Secret Images  http://www.craftysecrets.com/ .   I used images from the Domestic Goddess creative scraps.  http://www.shopatron.com/products/productdetail/CS+03+Creative+Scrap+-+Domestic+Goddess/part_number=CS-. 03/555.  Pretty much can't get enough of these!   The other cards are just some sweet images I just had to create with last night.  I love being able to stay up later at night...my son quitely reading and me rummaging around searching for things that spark my imagination.  Listening to the sounds of the crickets and frogs outside..and watching an old Natalie Wood movie.  Ahhhhhhhhh GOOD TIMES!  That is a big part of Summer to me.  I love being a night owl!  What sounds remind you of Summer?  Water sprinklers?  Hearing the distant sounds of children on bikes?  I just love the sounds of Summer!  I hope yours is going wonderfully...and not to fast! Tune in tomorrow for some projects for Emma's Paperie.  One of my fave places to shop!   Hugs, Cherry

Sunday, June 27, 2010

GCD STUDIOS THEME PROJECT bow ties and neck ties OHHH MY!

Our theme for June was to be inspired by neck ties, bow ties, and the color blue.  Which of course was perfect for Father's Day!  I wanted to challenge myself to do something cleaner....more simple.  My first card is of course a neck tie....pretty literal.  Very simple and clean for me.  I had to use a little vintage though..and added sheet music (which has necktie in the chorus) to the collar.  My second little card....I had this vintage page from a child's book and HAD to use it on this project.  How perfect?  I just had to say.....GCD STUDIOS paper....works so perfectly with old images....from books, etc..  I used four different patterns..both from Artsy Urban and Homespun Chic and they work so well together.  The sweet little fabric brad and blue buttons are also from the Homespun Chic line.  Hope you like my interpretation!  XOXO, Cherry

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Night bling...

I really find myself at odds  with myself....I royally puzzle me, myself , and I.  Why??  I generally do not think of myself as a girly girl....I lean towards brighter colors..still vintagey but bright retro colors.  BUT than I find that I am attracted towards a bit of bling...rhinestones to be exact... they have stolen my heart.  Just like a little bird attracted to shiny objects..I find that I am fascinated.  Of course a little glitter never hurt either.  I guess you never can tell what your new little inspiration might be.  Well that is all for me tonight....hugs to you all!  XOXO, Cherry

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Crafty Secrets June Guest designer!

I am so excited to get to share with you today that I am guest designing for Crafty Secrets http://www.craftysecrets.com/ for June!   I have adored their products for several years now.  They truly are an old fashion crafty girls dream come true! I have had many of you ask where I get my images from. I find images everywhere and I am constantly looking for new and old images to use in my art.   Many of the images you see me create with are from Crafty Secrets.   I have used images from their Creative scraps found here  http://www.craftysecrets.com/ourproducts.htm  on each of these projects.  I have used the Domestic Goddess, Birds and Blossoms, and the adorable Sew Nice creative scraps today.  Here is a link to their store http://www.shopatron.com/home/index/555.0  and also their blog http://www.heartwarmingvintage.blogspot.com/ where you will soon  see a bio on me and more of my samples and many more other inspirational projects! 

IN other news...I had to share my "cozy cottage" I have been pouring my heart into the last couple of days.  After coming back from the coast..which by the way was sooo much fun...tiring BUT fun....I was ready to get creating.  I adore doing altered projects and find that they relax me.  These little houses are close to my heart.  This one I covered in my fave aquas and reds and embellished it with windows, a little door, a vintage milkcap (of course) , and hearts, and buttons....and ohhh you get the picture..many of my favorite things! It got sanded, painted, crackled, and distressed for that perfectly imperfect look I love.  This one even has a little mini banner on each side of it spelling out "COZY COTTAGE".    I will be adding it to my etsy store soon.  Well that is it for me.   Stay tuned for more Crafty Secrets projects.  I hope Summer finds you all well!  XOXO, Cherry