Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day...

     Hello to you....hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day.  I have a couple of Memorial Day inspired goodies to share.   Two toppers both with ole Glory colors.  One has a base of cupcake liners that I fell in love with and the other I created a whirly gig base.  Diecut layers using foam adhesive for dimension, fussy cut images, flower layers, and lots of ribbons including  textured two-tone light blue ribbonlipstick red seam bindingplaid ribbon in red, and satin with silver metallic edge in red.   Fun to stick in a flower frog, basket, decorate a cake with....or use for those soon to be Summer 4th of July parties!   Thanks for visiting!  Cherry

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Make a Wish....

                   I don't like having birthdays anymore...but I still like creating cards for the occasion!  Especially when they are whimsical and sweet.   I took a break from my Patriotic creations to play with these paper goodies.  Dipping into some old Crafty Secrets and papers from......yes.  Walmart.  Don't turn a blind eye to the scrapbook aisle there.  Sometimes you might just find a treasure.  Well......I am off to clean up my messy craft room.   Such a vicious cycle.....clean, messy, clean, messy.  I never learn.    Thanks for visiting!  Cherry

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Little One..

              Popping in real quick.....District track meet tomorrow!  This card was made for RRR.  Craving a bit of softness and these new papers fit the bill.   I used papers from Carte Bella and my RRR ribbons used are Molly White Crochet Lace, and Baby Pink and Bay Leaf seam bindings.  I also had to add a few little Sweetheart Blossoms in pink.  They were the perfect finishing touch!  Hope you enjoy, Cherry

Friday, May 15, 2015

Red, White, and Blue Challenge at RRR

               Hello!  Today is a new challenge over at RRR.  All about the red, white, and blue.  I am soooo down with that!  I love Americana colors!  I found this antique photo frame while out and about and altered it into a sweet Patriotic piece!   I added Glory Blue and lipstick red seam bindings along with Circus Dots in red.  Hope you enjoy!  Cherry

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

RRR Blog Hop

                      Time for another fun blog hop with RRR!  You should have hopped over from kathy's blog.   If you find yourself lost, just start back at the RRR blog link above.  This month's ribbon club selections are  fantastic.  My fave colors to work with.  I created a bingo card that I altered with crepe paper, buttons, chipboard stars using a Sizzix diecut, an old image, and of course some of the fabby ribbons.   I also used some of the burlap string in navy.  Your next stop is back at the RRR blog.  Have fun and enjoy all the Patriotic inspiration !  Cherry

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Old Glory

           Well I am home from feet are killing me!  We had a Mother's Day High Tea and it was fun but very hectic!  Tomorrow I leave for the coast for the Mother's day gift to myself.  I am popping in real quick to share a couple of cards that have the Patriotic theme that I love so.  Memorial day is around the corner and the 4th not too far off from that.  I used old paper scraps, stickers, felt stars, and little fussy cut pieces to make my cards come to life.  These are some of my favorites I have ever made I think.  Sometimes they come together easily and other times not so much.  I used plenty of seam binding from RRR.  I really think I will never tire of it.  Ever.   Well that is it for me.  Happy Mother's Day to you all!  Cherry

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Nesting instincts

                  Happy Tuesday to you all!   I have a sweet little rustic pincushion for you made for RRR.
    I have loved anything to do with birds and nests for many years.  Maybe because I feel I have that nesting instinct in common with the birdies.   This time of year I like to freshen things up inside the house....clean and spruce things up.   So with nesting in mind, this little pincushion's base is a bird's nest.  I adhered some old muslin cloth filled with cotton batting to it and layered it with a vintage doily.  From there I wrapped 2 1/2 inch Cotton blend ribbon around it and tied a big chunky bow to the top.  I added some embellies....such as wood spools wrapped with more cotton blend plain ribbon and than added twill tape and some white seam binding I inked here and there for some aging.  I added a couple of little eggs to the top and was done!  I love the soft nuetrals and rustic chic quality to this!  Hope you enjoy, Cherry