Thursday, August 30, 2012

They're creepy and they're spooky

                  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

New Release Blog Hop with The Rubber Cafe...


             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  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

bow tutorial

Hello there! I thought I would pop in for RRR to share how I tie my seambinding bows. Now I am no where near a perfect there such a thing and is there such a word, lol? I always want to mess around with them. Bows can be such tempermental little things. With out them though my cards seem so sad so I almost always add them. Ribbon is essential to me and adds much needed softness to a card. So today I have a spooky little project. I have been having a blast making Halloween goodies so today's card is just that. I made my card and scored it and added my pattern papers. Of course than I started to pile on my goodies. Little bit of stamping, fun cackling witch, and a diecut sticker.
I grabbed my yummy black seambinding and crumpled it up. I use a lightly wet paper towel and crickle it up in it. Works well and fast. Now with my seambindings sometimes I wrap it all the way around the card but often times I don't. It just ends up getting covered with embellishments anyways. I don't tie bows so it is all one piece. I make separate bows and "piggy back" them onto each other till they look full to me. As you can see in the pics I tie one and adhere and than add the next alternating the direction of each bow. The last one I tied my sentiment tag with twine to it and than adhered. My way might be a bit diffrent but it works for me. OHHH and don't pay attention to my messy desk! Hope you enjoyed! cherry

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Buddy Mr. Bones

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

A little creepy and a little cute....

                             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

Purple Pizazzzzzzzz challenge

                 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

blog hoppin with RRR

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 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


Now don't start booing me.....but really Halloween is NOT that far off. This is a good time to get ahead on any Fall projects. I love, love, LOVE to make holiday projects. So it is all good to me! You probley already knew that about me though!   I used the gorgeous two tone orange ribbon from RRR as my jumping off point on these sweet little mini plaques.
It really pops off the chipboard frames I painted and glittered. I simply covered my chipboard plaques with my papers and painted and glittered my frames and applied. I stitched around my images and adhered them. I wrapped my ribbons all the way around and tied big fun bows at the top. After that I had fun topping each piece off with a few bits and bobs. I also used a touch of twine in licorice wound through my mini tags to contrast with the orange. These would be cute nestled among some Fall berries or on a shelf. Hope you enjoy! hugs, cherry

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Been here and gone again........

                              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