Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ribbon tutorial...



A big hello to you!  I have a very simple little tutorial to share.  Using the new 2 1/2 inch cotton blend ribbon.  So prim and country!  Looks just like muslim ripped up.  I simply picked out a Halloween stamp and stamped randomly on the ribbon (sorry for the upside down image).  From here I let it dry for awhile (only about 15 minutes).  I used regular black dye ink.   I than layered it with some black tulle and wrapped it around my kraft box and tied a bow.  From here simply add some fun goodies to the middle of the bow.  I used an oversize kraft tag with a cute image I stitched on, a witch's broom (of course), a mini gourd, burlap leaf, berries, and some rust seam binding.   This box is nice and large and could be filled with Halloween cookies, candies, you name it!  Enjoy, cherry

Monday, September 22, 2014

almost fall....

Hello and good evening!  First day of fall is tomorrow and I will be back than with a tutorial for RRR.  I thought tonight I would pop in and share a few more altered vintage knitting spools.  One of them is for a customer.   She requested a Fall theme and I had fun using some pretty Fall colors...oranges, yellows, and creamy whites.  Of course I am not quite done with Halloween.  Love this little owl image from Crafty Secrets.  I used my faithful ole Sizzix dies along with Spellbinders to cute my shapes.  Added buttons and lots of ribbons from RRR.   Hope you enjoy!  I need to hunt down my fall goodies to decorate with tomorrow!   Maybe I will share when done.  hugs, cherry

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Poppin in this Tuesday to share a little project I got to yesterday.  This is a perfect little gift for someone this Fall or use yourself to cheer up a little cubby somewhere in the home this season. 
                                            Using more vintage wooden spools,  I wrapped them with Mini pom pom  and decked them out with a bit  black and rust seam binding.    The bottoms have scallop chipboard pieces attached.  I used my oval spellbinder dies to create my backgrounds and added my fonts spelling out EEK.  I attached them with mini clothespins for fun.  Other than that mini tags with 3d pumpkins were added and I was finished.  I think they are rather cute!  Can't wait to make them for Christmas!   Thanks for stopping by guys!  Cherry

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sports challenge over at RRR


15th and a new challenge over at the RRR blog.   This time it is a sports challenge with ribbon.  Now I looked and I looked through my piles of papers etc and just could NOT find anything sports related.  I also do NOT live in an easy area to get a hold of something like that...yes I live in the boondocks.  So this image from Riddersholm Designs caught my eye.....dog shows.  The dogs certainly are athletes at a Dog show...right?  I thought it worked anyways!  I used both black denim ribbons and a bit of black seam binding to really make my bow full.  Love the loopiness of it.
                                       Also before I go remember...RRR is having a design team search!  Yep you heard right.  Go check it out.  I love RRR , one of the best teams I have ever ever been on!  Check out details here.    Thanks so much, cherry

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Really reasonable ribbon blog hop!



  Time again this month for our fun RRR club ribbons hop!  You should have found your way here from Teresa's blog .   I had a lot of fun ( I always do) with this month's Haunted  assortment.  I have dipped into it quite a few times as you can see.  Today I am sharing several tags using them.  I also used a bit of May arts black burlap string.  I also used the oh so sweet white berry clusters amongst the ribbons on my first tag.  They come in several different colors in the store.  Can't wait to use the red ones for Christmas!   I have a fun idea for them.  As always if you get lost just use the link above and start back at the RRR blog.  Your next stop is Jen's blog.  Have fun lookin at the inspiration!  cherry

Friday, September 12, 2014

double stacked...

            The 12th is my day over at the RRR blog!   More Halloween goodness to share....sorry!   A sweet little double stacked vintage spool goodie!  Using orange and black       seam binding and May arts burlap string in black.   I used wood vintage spools and added JB chipboard buttons to each top...stuck a lollipop stick in the middle and added my star top along with a vintage image covered in a glass cabochon.  I added a few other little trinkets and done!
                      Also we got a design team search going on over at RRR.   All the details at my RRR link.  Go check it out!  Best team to be on ever!   Enjoy, cherry

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's a dog's life...

Hello there folks!  Cherry here sharing some fun whimsical tags using the tailgate collection along with flower cabochons and a bit of ribbon from Riddersholm Designs  Love these silly Victorian images of dogs and had to create something with them!  Enjoy!  cherry

Friday, September 5, 2014

Black cat society...

 Ya'll ever heard of the black cat society???   NO?  Me either....I made it up!   Sounded cute anyways!   Hopefully it grabbed your attention...if not these adorable images should have.   I love me some black kitty cats.....so cute.   I had fun creating today using the new Haunted  ribbon collection from RRR.  It is the September club ribbons and they are so cute!  I also used May Arts denim black and orange seam binding.   The base to my one project is actually a vintage black spool of crochet yarn.   I also used a vintage orange sewing tape and a cute vintage orange and black dairy cap.   Kitchsy and unique.   Enjoy and happy Friday!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A wee bit crawly...

Well my boy started his junior year yesterday.  School's in session.  WOW.  Can't quite wrap my mind around that.  I can, however, wrap my creative mind around the holidays.  Layers of vintage Halloween goodness to take my mind off of time unraveling (and me along with it).    I created this spunky little pumpkin wand using RRR orange seam binding, Halloween bakers twine, and black gingham.  I also used some silver spiral stamens for fun.  LOVE these....added just the right amount of sparkle and whimsy!  Other than that a stamped kraft tag, foam spider web layered with a chipboard star, and a wee bit of crawly with a glitter spider.  Enjoy and happy Wednesday!  Cherry