Thursday, December 29, 2011

Getting back to normal....

Or so I think....our tree is still up and so are the knick knacks...but by New years eve everything should find itself tucked away again till next year.  I hope that you all had a wonderous and magical holiday and were able to enjoy friends and family.   Ours was a quiet affair...but was lovely.  With three grandparents and one child it makes for a small gathering.  I am so glad though that we were able to be together another year.  It is especially important to me because my dh is working each week far away up by Portland and we only see him now on the weekend.  So thankful that he has a job though! 
 At this time of year I like to try to shoo away the Winter blues with the upcoming holiday Valentines Day. It has been nasty...wet and cold. So whipping up Valentine goodies are just what I need.  I think it is my most favorite to create for.  Something about the colors and the images that I adore.  Some might find it a silly "made up" holiday but I think it is sweet and nostalgic to give to someone you love.  Today I am sharing a few items I have been working on.   All done in soft pinks and blushes.   I recently bought some things directly from Maya Road...the heart bottlecaps and stitched tulle in bubblegum you see.  Love their stuff!  I recently had a birthday and decided to spoil myself a bit.  I will be back with some bright creations as well soon.  Well hope you enjoy and are keeping warm!  Hugs , cherry

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday evening..

            Hope you are all home...warm and snug!  We are....hanging out the three of six of use including the two cats and lab watching tv.  Couch potatoes are a wonderful thing on a cold Winter night.  I popped in to share a few more things made for Purple Onion Designs.  I am head over heels in love with the Holiday Postmark set.  Sooo fun to use to add a detail here and there.   I also used the vintage perpetual calender a bit and can't wait to use more of it on another project.  Also used were the handwritten holiday set, and vintage snowflakes set and the deluxe labels.  As per norm for me I had to sprinkle some glitter here and there.   Been having fun making holiday tags.  So how are you all doing with your Christmas crafts?  Getting them done?  Lots to do huh?   I say get the fun stuff done and let the rest slide....the holidays are meant to be enjoyed.   I don't worry anymore about the things that don't get done.  There is always next year!  Happy Weekend!  hugs, cherry

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A little stampin

                    Happy Holidays.....poppin in to share a couple of cards I designed for Purple Onion Designs .  I used their Holiday Postmark set, Happy Holidays Noteblock, Handwritten Holiday, and the Deluxe Label set.  So many fun stamps to use....I had a ball making these cards.  I fussy cut a few Santa images from the Authentique Christmas the silhouette look of them.  Of course I had to top these off with some glitter.  A little birdie told me also that Purple Onion Designs is having a holiday sale...25 percent off everything in the go check it out!    I will be back with a few more projects made for them soon!  I am tired...very tired.     night, night, cherry