Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Home is Where the Heart is....

               So true and has more meaning once a loved one is away...sigh.   I think my husband is feeling this sweet expression of late.   I have not created a whole heck of a lot except for a few design team projects.  I had bought three of these hearts off a website and really enjoy making each one unique and different.   This one I actually painted a "custom" color...three different colors to get the color I had in my mind.  Not sure how it looks on your  moniter but it is a lovely shade of aqua green in real life.  I dug into my goodies and used up some old trims and made a linen blossom with a bit of vintage hankie.  Added some fun archectural resin pieces....I LOVE this window.  It symbolizes home to me...and of course a button here...a bow there...and so forth till it felt right to me.  I added just a smidgeon of glitter to the front of it for a bit of sugary glimmer.   Hope you enjoy it!  hugs, cherry

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Spice of Life

                       Popping in tonight with some "feel good cards"..at least they do me at any rate.  It was a lot of fun creating them.  I have enjoyed using the new October Afternoon goodies.  Lots of sweet images in the collection.  These cards focus on friendship and a little pick me up we all need from time to time.  I have been feeling down lately with my husband gone working.  I think it takes some adjustment...and having it actually sunshine the last two days has helped.  I wanted to thank those that have sent me sweet emails..they are much appreciated!  I always enjoy hearing from you and love to read your comments.  I will keep this short and sweet...my stomach is grumbley...time for dinner!  hugs, cherry

Thursday, January 19, 2012


                   Just about dinner time here but popped in for a few to share some creations of late.  After doing a few monotonous tasks...I have nothing else to do since we are snowed in(drasted housework anyways)...I simply wanted to create for fun.  So that is just what I did!  I had nothing particular in  mind..but see that there is indeed a bit of a theme...friendship and thankfullness.   So happy for the few friendships I have in life.  That includes my family and most definantly my animals.  They all make me smile everyday.  Who doesn't need a smile in the dead of Winter?  Hope you enjoy and thank-you to all of you for leaving such sweet comments!  I have had a few questions of late on suppllies etc but some of you I have no way of getting back to.  Just know I am not ignoring you!  Well I have a hungry kid off to make pizza.  hugs, cherry

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hugs and Kisses

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr she is cold and a snowing out...and to my dismay we are suppose to get 4-5 more inches tonight.   Sounds like a good time to be snug like a bug inside my house...and that is just what I am doing.   It is that wonderful time of the month to introduce the new Cupcards To Go Kit with the most perfect name for Valentines and all things lovey dovey...HUGS and KISSES.   I have been busy creating with this kit...each time I find some other sweet little tid bit...it is full of fun toppings and has the new BASIC GREY KISSING BOOTH.   Which is absolutely gorgeous.   You will have soooo much fun making cards with this kit for someone extra special...I promise!  My first project was one of our challenges which was to do something special with the red heart doilies and to also spiff up the envelopes.  So I took one of the envelopes and layered the heart doilies and stitched them to create a pocket and then adhered them to the envelope.  I used one of the card bases and cut it in half to create two mini cards and than had fun using the toppings from the kit to embellish the front of the envelope and the cards....I tucked them inside with a few candy treats and they are now ready for someone.  They other cards came together easily..I used the wrapped wire ribbons to create hearts with a bit of hot glue.  You also get a bottle of pink stickled which I had fun using as accents here and there and also to covere my  mini clothespins for a bit of sparkle. 
                  Well hope I have helped to inspire you ...make sure to pay a visit to the Cupcards gallery for more valentine inspiration from the other gals.   Since I have been mostly stuck inside I have been making a new home for my crafts...I have switched rooms and am soo excited to share with you soon!  hugs to you all, cherry