Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Wonderland...

                                                 Hellllllllllllo to you all...hope your Christmas was warm and magical!   We are just relaxing and trying to get healthy...been some sickness here of late.   I have a project to share made for RRR.   A lovely little shabby altered project made to brighten a Winter's day after the excitement of Christmas has waned.   I combined a vintage knitting spool with some chipboard, diecut scallops, an image, and some yummy buttons.  I used both silver seam binding and lace blue to adorn the top of my spool.  Enjoy and I will be back soon!  Cherry

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa claus is coming to town....

                       Well I am winding down with my Christmas about you?  I am ready to start with my baking very soon!  Got things ordered for my son...and getting primed for gift wrapping.   It is my day over at RRR.   I have a couple of projects to share.  Both oversize ornaments...or table top decor.  Lots of my yummy layers I love so much....I used circus dots in redred and black seam binding, and red gingham.    Hope you are enjoying the season that is upon us!   Hugs, cherry

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Santa's JOY

Happy Weekend to you!   There is so much wonderful inspiration from the design team over at Riddersholm Designs!    I feel so inspired!   I have another little Christmas greeting to share with you!   Using that yummy Our Country Christmas collection.   I used The Drum paper and fussy cut the sweet Santa out and nestled him behind my diecut window piece.  I than framed it out with an old chipboard frame and added faux snow to the lower panes.  I added stars here and there in assorted sizes and added some sweet ribbons to the top ...and than added my sentiment to the bottom.  I diecut a few mistletoe leaves from the paper collection, added a berry and used that as my "O".  Make sure to check out all the inspiration.......with a chance to win some gorgeous supplies!   hugs, cherry

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop!!!

                                      Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it is a Winter Wonderland today with these beautiful ribbons from the ribbon club today!   You should have found your way here from Kathy's blog.   I decided to make a Winter Birthday card and a cute winter tag that will hopefully put a smile on someone's face this Winter.   With the bit of let down after Christmas....taking all the shiny pretty ornaments down , it is easy to get those Winter blahs.  I think it is fun to create some fun Winter theme goodies to use as pick me ups.  I know some people also do Winter mini trees with ornaments etc to get them through the Winter months. So Winter ornaments are fun to do.   I know all to well what it is like to have a Winter birthday so giving someone something extra special means so much!                                            I created a pretty snowflake layered card that I actually wrapped the stitched satin shell in grey all around the card.  I simply used some Scor-tape and than wrapped the ribbon around.  Than layered on my embellishments and ribbons.   I topped my bow off with some silver seam binding and white craft berries.  
                                             The tag/ornament has a sweet vintage snow baby on it.  I found these still in the package while out thrifting and thought they worked perfectly with these ribbons!   I just used some Spellbinders layered scallop dies and lots of the ribbons along with a cute bingo card and snowflake!   I just love these light blues and grays.    I hope you enjoy and feel inspired on your blog hop with the other ladies!   Your next stop is back to the RRR blog!   Chow ya'll!   Cherry

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hurry and a flurry

I am poppin in ...hurry and a flurry today!  Decking my halls and getting ready for the first basketball tourney of the season!  My day over at RRR.  Some cute tags to tie to packages or use as ornaments on the tree!  Created with diecuts.  I used moss green and lipstick red seam binding on the tags along with a bit of peppermint twine.  Last project is a cute pillow box decked out with chevron striped twill in red.   Ok I am get ready...........gooooo Gilchrist Grizzlies!  cherry

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber MONDAY sale....

Hello .....busy, busy ,busy I am!  Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and full of the warmth of family and friends!   Wanted to pop in to share my first ever Monday cyber sale at Cherry's Jubilee!   I encourage you to shop handmade this year.....etsy is full of talented artisians.   So many unique treasures to be found!   Also wanted to share I am a featured artist at Kathy's creative home expressions ....the artist behind the etsy.    Here are the details on my sale going on through December 5th!  


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Almost time...

               It is just about that time.  We are all ready with our groceries.  Mother-in-law is bringing over the turkey.  Looking forward to some family time.   I am reallly looking forward to this holiday season.   Can't wait to deck those halls, drink some hot cocoa, and bake cookies.  I am popping in one last time before next week to share several things that have made me so happy creating!  All the colors, ribbons, embellishments that go into making something.   Getting just the right placement..and when it actually does come out like you had in your head.  Happpy days!   I hope you are leading a stress free holiday and enjoy all those sweet little moments....the loud ones and the quiet ones.  Enjoy, cherry

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hobo Candy Cane tutorial...

                                    Hello there!   Good ole Monday is here again!  It is my day over at the RRR blog.   I thought I would share what I call "hobo" candy canes.   I was laying in bed a couple of weeks ago...not able to sleep.  Which is a typical occurrence for me.  All of sudden it dawned on me that I had to try using the 2 1/2 inch cotton blend ribbon with my pipe cleaners to create some shabby candy canes.  I kid you not.  That is how my brain works.  Anyways the next day I ripped up my ribbons into narrower strips and tried winding them with the pipe cleaner.  I really thought they turned out cute.  Shabby and ragamuffinish (I know, not a real word).  So I decided to call them hobo candy canes.  I love how the threads are everywhere, lots of texture, and very imperfect.
                                         Thought I would share a little step by step with you.  Gather your supplies up.   I also gathered up some little doodads to fancy them up a bit.  I actually tea stained my pipe cleaners for a more aged and prim look before I assembled.  Once you have everything just gather your red and white stems and cut them in half for smaller to medium candy canes.  Than just simply add a dab of hot glue to one end and wrap your torn ribbon around the white stems.  I loosely wrapped because I wanted to still see a bit of the pipe cleaner.  Than from here just wrap that stem around your red.  Once you are done shape into your candy cane shape.
                                        As you can see I made quite a few and glittered some up.  Another one I simply gussied up with some lipstick red seam binding , a snowflake , and a faux berry. I also paired them up and added to the front of a Christmas album.   I am going to add a bunch to a christmas bowl this year for decoration.  They would also look adorable tied to packages or on the tree all over!   I am thinking I might try another ribbon next time....maybe a lace of some sort.   Well hope you enjoy!  hugs, cherry

Friday, November 21, 2014

Gift packaging and ribbon challenge

Today starts a new challenge over at RRR.   It is a gift packaging and ribbon challenge.   Chalk and milk paint are all the rage right now.  Or maybe I am late to the party.  Either way I am smitten with it as of late.  I have painted a hutch, bench and now several mason jars.  I prettied this up using paint, a bit of distressing, paper fringes, doodads, and red plaid ribbonseam bindingsnatural burlap in red, and if you look real closely  (my pictures are dark)  you can see I used plain cotton blend ribbon for my garland fringe around the first mason jar.  All you have to do is fold it double and stitch down the middle and cut in like you would for paper fringe.  Love the prim look of it!  Well I am just dead tired...I have GOT To get some sleep...I plan on dancing my hiney off tomorrow at Zumba!  hugs, cherry