Monday, November 30, 2015

Night owl....

                Yes I admit I am an night owl.  Especially when Winter hits and it's cold and freezing....but I am snug as a bug inside.  I lose track of time and live in the world of a craft bubble.   I have been working like a  mad woman the past several days to keep my store filled.  Sharing a few that I have made.  You can never have to many cards.  Lots of collections mixed together...Echo Park, Crafty secrets, Websters Pages...I always mix it up.  Ribbons of course are RRR.  
               Before I go......heads up on the fabulous blog hop created by the fabulous Lori Hairston starting December 6th through the 8th.  Visions of Sugar Plums is going to be so much fun....many inspiring and crafty gals that will surely get your Christmas crafts on!  We will have a blog hop so that you can discover new blogs.  Can't wait!  So make sure to check back and have some fun!  I will also be in popping in with my own goodies!  I want to squeeeeeze every bit of christmas in that I can!                                       Hugs, cherry

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas traditions

             Hellllllllllllllllllo my fellow paper peeps!  It is the day before Thanksgiving...are those pies baking?   I am popping in very quickly to share a project made for RRR.  I have had this easel chipboard album for eons it seems.  Finally got around to filling its pages with papers, embellies, washi tape, and more!   My front is decked out with a bit of Victorian charm...I used a chipboard window to cover the front and added faux snow to it and the embellishments.  My ribbon used is just is the 1.5 inch antique gold gingham  by May Arts.  I decorated each page with bits and bobs....Christmas goodies from year's past.  I like to mix collections up to get an unique look.  Well that is it for me this evening..I have so much to do and sooooo little time!  Happy Thanksgiving!  hugs, cherry

Thursday, November 19, 2015

spruce and perky

        Are you ready for the weekend?  I found this old image from CS the other day and just had to create one last Thanksgiving card with it.  I loved the little boy and the non-traditional blue.  Just the sweetest image!  I used ribbons from the upcoming RRR ribbon club for December along with my tried and true seam binding.
         My second project is full of glitz.....all a twinkle and sparkle.  I used an oversize snowflake base and a gold photo frame I got second hand at the Human Society.  Added doilies, stickers, a little bottle brush tree, and flowers that I glittered and colored the stamens with my copic marker.  It is my one and only copic..but it has come in handy many a time!  Well my friends...I am ready for the weekend....going to a holiday bazaar with some friends.  Looking forward to girl time!  Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!  hugs, cherry

                       I am linking up  my snowflake project with:

                                    Frilly and funkie altered state November challenge
                                    Anything but cute challenge "it's ornamental"

Monday, November 16, 2015

Rags to riches..


                   Happy Monday!  I popped in to Pti's make it Monday with Melissa Phillips and watched her tutorial on making these fabric trees.  I just had to try my hand at one...which actually ended up being three.  They are addicting!  I has so much fun ripping up my fabric and ribbon and putting it together.  These remind me of rag garlands that I use to make.  Mine came out quite bushy...I am use to Douglas Firs around here (smile).  I also decided to use the fabric strips for something different and instead of making a tree I made a fabric border for my first card.  I loved the sweet out come of this and will be doing that again in a different color scheme.  I love how being inspired by someone leads down a whole new avenue.  It is a snowball effect and it just keeps on giving!  Enjoy!  Hugs, cherry

Sunday, November 15, 2015


                  Hope where ever you are my friends, you are having a wonderful relaxing Sunday.  My heart also wants to say stay safe.   With the recent tragedy in France it makes one feel vulnerable and sad.  My thoughts and prayers are with them right now.  I could not write this post with out mentioning that. 
                  I hope in some small way my post makes you smile.  With all the world's trials and tribulations I can't help but hole a way in my craft room some times to create.  I know many of you do the same, creating is your refuge.  Today's creation was made for RRR.  Not unlike the nativity ornament ..this one uses a mason jar lid again.  This time I spray painted it and lightly distressed it.  I backed it with papers from October Afternoon.  I fussy cut my old card image to really bring it to life and backed it with thick foam adhesive.  From there I added sprigs of berries, a little flair button, lots of faux snow, and some cute poinsettia stickers.  I topped the lid off with lipstick red seam binding and plaid ribbon in red .   Well that is it for me today.  Enjoy!  hugs, cherry

Friday, November 13, 2015

Time for a Reasonable ribbon blog hop!!!

So excited this month to share in the reveal of the November club ribbons.  It is the prettiest combination of silvers and golds.  You should have found your way here from our new team member Leslie!   If at anytime you find yourself lost just start back at the RRR.  I decided to do another one of my mason jar lids....I have been doing them and tart tins since last year and never tire of them. 
                    I started with my metal lid and threw it into my "aging bath".  I have had a lot of you ask about how to rusty your goodies up.  It is very simple.  Get a plastic tub with a good seal....this stuff does not smell good at all!  Add half a cup of bleach and than a half cup of vinegar.  Just drop whatever you want in and let it sit over night.   I got a little obsessed for awhile....I even tried ribbons which worked well and my bottlebrush trees.  I love this look....very old and aged.  Once my lid was ready I adhered pretty pattern papers backed with chipboard to the bottom for interest.  I used papers from Raspberry Road Designs.  I added my metal scene of mary and joseph, which I rusted as well.  I tied some of the ribbon club ribbon around my whole lid and tied ribbons at the top.  I topped the ribbons with mulberry flowers from the store which I also aged.  I added a few mini brambles to add a rustic touch.  I love how it turned out....simple and rustic.  Your next stop is back at the RRR blog.
Enjoy and be inspired!  Hugs, cherry

Sunday, November 8, 2015

New challenge at RRR

                              Hi guys!  Happy Sunday!  I wanted to pop in real quick and let you know about the new challenge over at RRR.    It is a "Tag your it" challenge with ribbons.  So pull out those tag bases and have some fun!  We would love to see your creations!  I came up with a bunch of tags and a pocket to nestle them in.  Have not made one of these in awhile.  Always enjoy it and a great way to use up some of those scraps and tid bits.  I used a ton of lipstick red seam binding, using it to top off all my tags and and pocket.  Always pops so well off that aqua blue!  I hope you enjoy and thank you for the sweet comments on my Thanksgiving card.   hugs, cherry