Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Hi to you! I have a little altered friendship mini to share today using the Bingo card stamp  from The Rubber Cafe as my base. OHHH did I have fun stamping this using diffrent pattern papers. I wanted an old vintagey look ....almost like antique wallpaper combinations. I backed each bingo card with chipboard and sanded the edges for a worn and seamless look. Than I went to work creating some embellies using the Rose garden stamp set. Keeping with the vintagey look I stamped onto some gingham fabric and antique pattern papers. Love the demension the old pattern paper gives to each rose. I did the same for the middle bingo card using a butterfly stamp from the vintage treasures set . I added the sweet On the fence die to the bottom of each card. I added some bits and bobs...buttons, ribbons, and of course a few pearl jellie dots . I decided to also add some sentiments to this...I wanted it to be a friendship mini....something you could give to a friend for a bit of cheer so I added some of the sentiments from the friends set .  I had to have some shimmer as well so I added Diamond clear glitter for some sparkle.  Other than that......... That is that....hope you enjoy! The bingo card stamp is so versatile ....I plan to make a banner next! Happy Summer! hugs, Cherry

ink- pti
papers- girls paperie, martha stewart, crate paper
stamps used- bingo card, rose garden, vintage treasures , friends
dies- on the fence
embellishments- pearl jellie dots ,buttons, fabrics, vintage pattern paper
ribbons- Really Reasonable Ribbon

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gettin the heck out of dodge...

popping in this eve one last time before we head out on our family adventure.....there are a few blog posts scheduled but I won't be here.   I have been doing a bit of work for Crafty Secrets and  used these beautiful bibical scripts from their new cd.   Love the silhouette quality of them...and of course the beautiful wording...and meanings.   Of course I had to post this sweet swimming image of some bathing beauties right before my vacation!  Hope you enjoy! Before I go I wanted to give you a link to my ETSY I am having a sale over in my store......while I am gone!  Will miss you all!  hugs, cherry

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer pastels

 Always a pleasure to come by to share goodies made for The Rubber Cafe and share my latest love....this time the Fashionable Frames set . Summer is quickly settling in to a lovely and slow pace...at least for this week. I was craving soft pastel colors...and had fun rummaging through my papers to find just the perfect ones. This set is so versatile I used the little mini bloom at the bottom of one card as a border and used it on a mini tag as well on the other. I stamped the frame and fussy cut it out and layered onto many diecut pieces to create a focal point. I stamped the main flower inside the frame and also used it as a grouping on the other card. I also used the backgrounds one and two on one of the cards. So many ways to use this little stamp set! My sentiments are from the new Friends set and worked perfectly with the theme. I used foam adhesive to add demension and also used my absolute favorite glue ever my Scrap Happy glue. I added buttons and stitching here and there on each card and also some yummy little cotton candy jellie dots and pearl jellie dots for added detail. Perfect for the center of the little flowers. Hope you have enjoyed my little cottage cards! Happy Summer! hugs, cherry

Monday, July 23, 2012

RRR goodies...

Hello my friends! I am popping in today to share some goodies using Really Reasonable Ribbons. My first project is a card with an envelope to tuck in a gift card for someone's birthday. Around these parts we love Barne's and Noble's so that is what is tucked in my gift enclosure. I used some shabby papers and digi images for my card. I embellished it using ivory burlap ribbon which I pulled a part and wound through my little tag banner and in my buttons. I also used seambinding in white and dyed it imperfectly with some Tim Holtz ink for a worn look. The bottom of the card has Penelope lace to finish it off.
My other project used my fave Middy Biddy bags . I love to fussy these little cuties up and make tags to tuck inside. I used some papers, doily, stamps, and a few more toppings to gussy it up. I made flowers using the natural burlap with white and pink stripes . I used the same technique that I shared before, simply winding the ribbon around and around. I layered them with some chiffon flowers, pearls,and fabric. The background of the bag uses the jute ivory ribbon ...which is my new favorite. I topped the bag and tags off with seambinding in baby pink and bakers twine in cotton candy.
I also used a border of pink velvet at the bottom. Just a simple project ...but fun! Hope you have enjoyed! Happy Summer, cherry

Sunday, July 22, 2012

after Midnight............

Well it is well after midnight and I am still puddering around.  I love, love, loveeeeeeee Summer nights like this.   I feel like I have more time...magic time gained to do what I please with.  I wanted to share a couple of projects I have made of late.  I was lucky enough to discover a few new treasures.... a bundle of sewing patterns from wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy back and some snippets of very old lace.  I put them both to good use....I made a little card and envelope set..heavy with the toppins...and a pocket with a card and tag using one of the images from a pattern.  I used part of the patterns as paper as well.  There is nothing like the real thing....authentic and timeless.   I hope you enjoy !  I will be leaving shortly on vacation with family.  I will still have several posts that are scheduled with design teams and hope you still find time to visit.    Happy summer, hugs, cherry

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Follow Your Heart Scrappy Gourmet kit....

                                            Hi to you all!  I wanted to pop in and say I am sooo excited the kit I created for the the Scrappy Gourmet is in the store now! All the pics you see above are just a few of the things you can make with the kit.   Follow your Heart is a large and whimsical kit chalk full of goodies! I created a large card set that makes 12 cards in all and ALSO there are goodies to make your very own shabby pocket with sweet tags and matching envelopes.   The link will take you to all the contents of the kit and the gallery has more pics of each card and pocket/ tag set.  Hope you enjoy!  hugs, cherry

Monday, July 16, 2012


                   Beginning of the week..and it is considerably cooler today than it has been.  Nice little break from the heat.  As you can see my Bailey boy decided to take HIS break on my ribbons.  Right where I like to work....hmmm his way of saying it is time for a lap cuddle?  I didn't let him derail me to bad though today.  I got some much needed craft time in...just for fun.   I have had a house full of boys the past week and now it is just me and my son....and the animals of course.   I am so excited to began my journey with Pretty Little Studio !  I got a jump start and created some fun and HAPPY cards using their sweet vintage diecuts of little girls.   I just love the ones with the kittens....reminds me of Bailey and our other cat Calvin.  Hope you enjoy and they make you smile!  I am off to make swedish pancakes for dinner.........yes...dinner!  yum.    Hugs, cherry