Sunday, July 25, 2010

By the Sea Blog Hop!

Hello and good morning to everyone! I am so pleased to be at the start of this fun, fun summer blog hop! I am soooo excited and hope you are too! You may have seen the word out there that our theme is Anything Nautical. Now there may be more details than that so I refer you to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to catch anything I've missed!
(Please look through all photos (and read my nonsense if you want)-I'm starting my giveaway!


Having just returned from the Sea to find my Summer kit waiting for me I was really inspired! I love these ocean colors of peach, sand (draft), aqua and cream and my favorite stamp is the Mermaid Tilda. Be sure to check out the whole collection (called Bon Voyage) on MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS! I was so inspired that I went for the whole gift ensemble! A rarity for me, fer sure! I loved every second of creating these things to show you. I ALWAYS use SCOR-TAPE to put projects like this together. It just holds SOOOO well!
The Trendy Tool Tote is from My Time Made Easy (and it was really EASY to make). The gift card box (yep, it's a little box) is also designed by Lauren, and is available at Papertrey Ink. It is one of three (for 5.OO!) called Cash or Charge. So worth the $! My friend LISA KIND constantly inspires me with her wonderful creations with simple templates!

Another friend, TRACY HARP made a 3D item the other day and printed another template to line her box! So clever that I copied her! I stamped the Apricot paper with a plaid bg stamp


The mermaid on the card.
Please send a note if you have any questions-this post is SOOOO long!







The mermaid on the box (her tail is lighter).






Pics of the gift card box, which is a genius design! The card stands up in a little slot inside! Mine closes with a Basic Grey magnet.




Well, I got a little carried away with photos so I won't jabber anymore! (Well, a little more!)
I have my blog candy gathered (forgot to photo!)
It includes FIVE MAGNOLIA STAMPS, A MARTHA STEWART EDGE PUNCH, BASIC GREY OLIVE AND OLIVIA 6X6 INCH PADS AND A MERMAID CARD.
(I'LL PHOTO IT TOMORROW AND POST SOON!) JUST LEAVE ME A COMMENT TO ENTER, SAY WHATEVER YOU LIKE, BUT BE KIND, PLEASE!

Now, on the the HOP or SWIM! Please go on over to APRIL'S ROSES to see what gorgeousness April has to show you today!!
As always, my deepest appreciation that you take the time to come here!
Cheryl






129 comments:

Lorraine said...

these gifts are absolutely beautiful huni i love the new Tilda mermaid too and the colours are beautiful together awesome candy too xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Cheryl, I love you Mermaid card and all your little gifts. The papers you used are gorgeous, I love those colours. Your colored beautifully Tilda, the little accents of glimmer are very sweet, it looks like drops of water. I'm inspired... Very very nice work.
Enjoyed every part of your message.
Hugs.
Danielle.

fionalawlor said...

awww the mermaid is just too adorable! Your colouring is gorgeous!
fiona x

leenda said...

WOW! Love this special ensemble you've created! It's priceless! Beautifully colored w/just the right touches of bling!

Sharon said...

Your gift set is gorgeous! Tilda, the mermaid, is absolutely adorable! I admire your work so much - you always inspire me! Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome candy too!

Tracy V. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love it. The colors, the coloring, the box, the layout....it's all perfect. Wtg
Travy V

Julie said...

Gorgeous Cheryl!

Lisa Kind said...

Love your fabulous gift ensemble! Glad you decided to use them, and thanks for the nice comments! LOVE that Tilda and the colors you used to color her!

PS...The challenge at JUGs is a template challenge (hint, hint!).

charlene aka scrappygma said...

cheryl that is so cute and I just love the colors you have used. Do you need my addy to send these to?
Great job
Hugs
:)

Glenda said...

Hi Cheryl, I came for the Christmas All Year Long Magnolia-Licious Blog HOp and got a bonus. What an awesome set. I love the colours, and of course the whole thing is superb!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW! Gorgeous set, Cheryl!!! Your coloring is always spectacular and I truly love all the elements of your project! Gorgeous papers, Fabulous detailing, I just love everything about it!
hugs!
Sharon

Carolyn said...

Oh Cheryl, I have to have this image. She is just too cute. I have a little one who loves mermaids. Fabulous card.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Liway said...

Wow!!! So super cute - the mermaid is one of my favorites from the new collection too! Great little projects!! :)

Dragonlady said...

Hi Cheryl

What fantastic creations, she makes a good mermaid!!

Hugs Ali x

Samantha said...

What great items you made for the blog hop. I love them all.
Hugs
Sam xx

Jennifer said...

Awesome projects Cheryl. This little Tilda is fast becoming one of my faves. Fabulous job on the coloring too.
hugs
Jennifer

Kylie said...

Wow Cheryl! Gorgeous gift set. I love the border punch especially. Fabulous!
Hugs
Kylie

cami_n_ks said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I love your card!!!My daughter (6 years old)Loves mermaid...This started 2 years ago when we went to San Diego, Ca...We would go in the mornings to collect all of the shells we could find. Maddie was hoping to find a mermaid near the rocks that we would gather our precious shells..Both of us for the first time we got to see the ocean, gather shells, and pretending that the mermaids were watching us...My husband took photos of us.. I'll have to send you a couple and show you I'm so proud of them..Whn I opened your blog I thought ohhh my gosh, I would love to try to make a mermaid like yours and create a wonderful display of our photos with it..
God Bless,
Camille Ellis

Julye said...

Wow what an awful lot of work you put in and it really paid off this is so awesome , what more can I say.

cabio's craft corner said...

So gorgeous set Cheryl. Lovely card and cute box :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Carol said...

Ooooo WOWZER Cheryl!! This whole gift ensemble is just sooo STUNNING! I absolutely luv it! Your colour combo is also gorgeous and your colouring so perfect. Thanks for the hop, I'm inspired already. Lotsa luv xxxx

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Your mermaid card is really cute. Love the colors and your coloring. The whole gift set is gorgeous, a beautiful gift.

tfs
bobbi

Stampin'Piper said...

WOW, this is sooo beautiful! I really love this Mermaid and you colored her so wonderful! Love everything about it!

Have a great day, big Hugs Tanja

Clare Brown said...

wow such a gorgeous set. Your colouring is TDF and I so loved reading your post.

Thanks for the chance to win some candy now off to Aprils blog.

hugs Clare x

Gry-Beate said...

WOW, just stunning!! Lovely colouring!!

;0)Gry-Beate

Luv 2 Create said...

This gift ensemble is absolutely adorable. Just priceless. I luv it.
Marcie

Luv 2 Create said...

This gift ensemble is absolutely adorable. Just priceless. I luv it.
Marcie

Corbett Creations said...

Oohhh so beautiful, what a wonderful gift this would make. Very inspiring. TFS and thanks for the chance to win.

Peggie said...

What great projects. Your coloring is so pretty. Love the colors.

Angelwood said...

What a sweet image! Love the box your created and amazing coloring of Tilda. Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

doverdi said...

Love your adorable mermaid, coloring & gift boxes. Everything is just too cute & so inspiration. TFS!!

Carissa said...

Wow! These are beautiful. Makes me want to start playing with my kit.

cdeasey said...

Too Cute! I love the Mermaid and the cute shells. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cindie

Monique said...

Beautifull !!

Hugs Monique

shutterbuggin said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about it. The colors are perfect. I need to check out these boxes and how you did this closer so I can try.
thanks for all the photos
tina

Santaread said...

Beautiful Set!

Dena said...

OMG your projects are sooo pretty! Those are perfect summery colors for the little mermaid and wow!!!! can I just say Wow on your coloring!!! Beautiful!
Hugs, Dena

mycardz said...

Hi Cheryl!! OMGoodness lady, you've definitely outdone yourself with these amazing projects! I love the color scheme, so very warm and glowing. You've colored this adorable Tilda perfectly, of course! And, all the additional items are just icing on the cake! Phew, you've been a busy beaver! :) hugz, Mary

Beth R said...

Your cards are so adorable, love the mermaid.

PaulaM said...

What a Cool project. Love the way you have colored your Tilda - very cute. TFS

sara said...

wow what an amazing start to the blog hop beautiful creations
sara x x

Ruby said...

I love the color combinations and all of the items you featured. I have purchased the box template, but just hadn't done anything with it, but you've given me some incentive. I'm off to my craft area. Looking forward to getting the new Magnolia stamps.

Ruby said...

I love the color combinations and all of the items you featured. I have purchased the box template, but just hadn't done anything with it, but you've given me some incentive. I'm off to my craft area. Looking forward to getting the new Magnolia stamps.

Lisa said...

I loved all of your pictures. Great job! Thanks

Lauren said...

WOW, what a wonderful gift set! Mermaid Tilda is one of my favorites from the new collection too. I love the teal and peach color scheme = very summery. Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely blog candy!

Lauren

Myrna said...

The whole set is just awesome! Love the colors you used. Beautiful!!

Suzan L said...

Cheryl, what a beautiful set to start off the Blog Hop with. I love how you colored the new Tilda Mermaid.
Hugs,
Suzan

lynn Hamon said...

Oh this just such a gorgeous project, the Mermaid cards and box to die for...such a talent you have...recently have acquired a Magnolia stamp...sure would like some more, I can see these are going to be my new favorite stamps.
lynn

Wenche said...

WOW, Cheryl...Your mermaid Magnolia themed giftset and card are just wonderful. Beautiful coloring!!!
Big hugs from Wenche :0)

Angie said...

Gorgeous Cheryl! I just love this set you made. The colors...the images...everything! It's just beautiful :-)

Angie

PBrown9624 said...

Such a pretty card. I just love looking at your creations! Your coloring is amazing!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Cheryl,i love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Teela said...

Oh my goodness. These are too cute and the way you did your little mermaids tail...adoragle!

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl,
Your creations are all marvelous. Gosh I love the way you have coloured Tilda the Mermaid!!! The paper you have used to make your whole set are just perfect!!!! Your work as always, astounds me.
Wonderful wonderful.....
Love the punched border - haven't seen that one before :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful colors and image--love the projects Cheryl! The colors remind me of the soothing Caribbean--so pretty! Fabulous work my friend!

hugz,
Suzanne

Karen said...

What a fabulous gift set. The Tilda Mermaid is so adorable. Love the colors!

Jana Vicki Gates said...

Hi Cheryl, I love your card and projects. You made me really fall in love with Mermaid Tilda! The colors you used are just perfect! Thanks for all your info and for the opportunity to win such awesome blog candy!

smarch said...

Cheryl you are brilliant. This card is adorable and the colors are so perfect. And the boxes - what can I say, I love boxes and these are adorable and different. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. :o)

April Rose said...

Wow this is a stunning set! I adore your coloring--these mermaids looks gorgeous! Every detail is so beautiful--papers, colors, seashells--I love it all!
Hugs,
April

Stampin Mindy said...

This is adorable, I love this stamp I cannot wait to get her. The colors are amazing, love the wallet you made too. Beautifully done.

Beth Devitt said...

Wow what an awesome give away. I would love to win. The card and box are very cute. I've been looking around for box ideas because I so many cards made that I would like to start gifting them to people, but need a gift box, this looks like it might work nicely.

Love your work.

Lesli F. said...

I love the mermaid stamp! The colors are perfect, very "beachy". I also love projects that are more than a basic card.

x laura x said...

wow sounds like sweet sweet candy. What a amazing gift set. I really want to try the gift card box.
x laura x

shari said...

Wow, I love this set, beautiful job. Thanks for the great giveaway, I'm following you. Shari (cricutrookie)

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful set Cheryl. Everything is so wonderful.
hugs Jacqueline

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, cheryl! This is so stunning, you've made that little mermaid look so alive. Love the wonderful gift ensemble you created.
Hugs,
Barb

mlstur said...

Oh so cute, love your colors. I am new to magnolicious stamps thanks to Becca Feeken, I am glad I found you.

Carole said...

Gorgeous projects, and fab colouring - wish I could do that!

Carole x

Marcy said...

Your work is stunning! Honestly, your talent and projects are inspiring.

LINDA said...

OMGoodness Cheryl, I love your projects your colors are drop dead
gorgeous your coloring is always beautiful...love your DP's. Thanks for a chance to win nice CANDY
Hugs Linda W.

Lana said...

Cheryl, I love your by the sea gift set awesome project you are indeed very talented!!!! And your blog candy is fabulous, thanks for the chance to win it!!
Hugs

Sarah said...

An absolutely stunning collection of cards/gifts. You have shown this image of superbly - I always love seeing creations that are made and the colours you have used are fab.
Sarah x

Cheri said...

Cheryl~~I love your blog, and really enjoyed you NE trip because I am originally from Cape Cod~~I got homesick!

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, You never cease to amaze me! This is simply beautiful...the projects, the stamp, the paper & of course your colouring. Like I said "Beautiful!" Nancy

Deb said...

Awwww Cheryl........you ALWAYS do such beautiful work and this gift project is no exception!! Just a fabulous job!
Hugs,
Deb xoxo

Pam said...

Cheryl...everybody has already said it all...WOW! You're work is always awesome my friend. I would love to win the card so I could look at it all the time. Gorgeous! TFS your wonderful creations with us!
Hugs,
Pam:-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl, This card, and little gift set, has to be the cutest thing I have seen you make. Your coloring and color scheme are sublime. You give me alot of inspiration with your cards, and creations. Hugs, Rea

Kirsten said...

Wow you are very talented. Love that little gift box. great idea. Love that stamp too, very cute. Kirsten

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh Cheryl.........your card, box & accessory pieces are just beautiful! And beautifully colored! You do such beautiful work!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

angie's craftinz n cardz said...

Love this project!

gocanucksgo said...

This is such a cute set. I love the gift card box. So cute! Great work =)

Patti Jo said...

What an awesome project!!! Love your coloring and the DP's you put together plus all the wonderful details you add Cheryl! FANTASTIC!!!

Ola said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful... I love the gift card box!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Judi said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! What else is there to say, lol.

Hugs

Judi xxx

Patty Chapman said...

I love what you have done. This is such a cute stamp, I can't wait to ink mine up.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

I love the entire gift set, it's just beautiful. I really love the colors that you chose. They aren't the typical sea colors. Gorgeous coloring!! I love coming to your blog so I can just sit and enjoy all the pretty things you do!! :) Sounds like great blog candy too!! :)

Nancy said...

I love your project and card! The By the Sea Tilda is really cute. Love how her hair looks like it's really in water. She makes a cute mermaid!

Irene Daryanto said...

Cheryl, love your Mermaid Tilda, beautiful colors, can't wait to get my summer kit.
Thanks for the chance to win this, what a generous candy you got here.
Hugs, Irene

Denise said...

Oh how wonderful Cheryl!!! I pop by every now and then and am never disappointed. Same today! Very inspiring! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the candy!! THANKS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! That mermaid image is so delightful! Simply fabulous gift ensemble! Love, love, love it! :D

Renkata said...

WOWOWOw So beautiful and elegant project. The colours combo is so lovely. Love all embelishments.
Great summer project.

Connie K. said...

I have you in my Google Reader, and am so glad that I do. You are such a talent, and I get so much inspiration from your cards. I love your coloring and admire your skill at composition. Can't wait to see what company you are going to be designing for next!

Connie

Anonymous said...

Yes Cherly, you are so talented and a diffenent inspiration for me, I visit your blog daily (really), The mermaids and your projects are so beautiful and vibrant. Yep! I would certainly love to have these prizes.
Lynn

Linda Palmer said...

Wow!! This whole set is awesome, and the colors are perfect. Your coloring is fabulous. I would love to win this candy.

arlene_king said...

Would love these stamps, hope I am the lucky winner!!!

Kristin said...

Beautiful! :D Love the colours you've used!

Have a great day!

Pat Kinser said...

You are so blessed with a wonderful talent. Beautiful color combinations and coloring. Love to look at your creations.

Monica said...

WOW!! That's some serious candy!! Thank you. Beautiful card.
love,
Monica

Beth Devitt said...

PICK ME - PICK ME!!
Actually, I love your card and the box. Which I really need to make.
Thanks for all your fantastic work. Oh and PICK ME.

Antoinette said...

Gorgeous! Love your coloring! THANKS SO MUCH for hosting such an awesome giveaway!!! WOW!!!
Hugs
~Antoinette :o)

frodz said...

Loved it. great coloring and the image is lovely. tks.

Sharon Mi. said...

WOW! I'm in love with your beautiful Mermaid ensemble. So so pretty. I'm an admirer of your creativity and talent! I don't own any of the stamps featured and would be thrilled to win. Thanks for your generosity!

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

Cheryl, I love this Tilda mermaid and how you blended it so well. I love the aqua colors too. Thanks for your generosity and giving me a chance to win your beautiful card.

Anne said...

I am so inspired by your talent! I love checking your blog and would really love to win this fabulous blog candy! Thanks!

Anne said...

I am so inspired by your talent! I love checking your blog and would really love to win this fabulous blog candy! Thanks!

stamphappy said...

The mermaid ensemble is just fabulous! Beautifully done. I'd love to win your blog candy. Thanks for the chance!

Deb said...

Cheryl, this mermaid set is adorable! I am so jealous, I haven't received my Summer Kit yet, I hope it shows up soon.

Deb H.

marie said...

I love the color of your card, is so detailed. love blog candy..... :)

Shelly said...

Cheryl,
You are just too talented! When I purchased my first set of markers I looked to your blog for color combos to purchase. Now that I've gotten addicted to Copics I find your color combos still very inspiring! Not only is this project colored well but the papers and well the whole set is amazing! Whomever gets this set will be one lucky ducky! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Monica said...

Cheryl, your talent amazes me. I've been in love with your work since I received a card from your two years ago in the "raining cards" swap on magnolia-licous yahoo group. I would love to spend a day stamping with you!

disney2max said...

WOW Cheryl! I just found your blog through SCS and you are very talented! I will be a stalker, er follower, of your blog from now on!!

Susan said...

Wow! what a beautiful card! Love your coloring and choice of dp.

Peggy said...

Love the colors teal and orange together. Very sweet caddy, card and card holder. I am always in awe of your talent.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Michelle said...

Cheryl, my friend, you are a GENIUS! I always love seeing your new creations....it's no wonder you have 200,000 hits!! Congrats!!! You are the queen!! Hope you are enjoying your summer....& thanks for the chance at some wonderful candy!!

Alisha said...

This is such an adorable gift set. I love the colors you have used and your coloring is beautiful.

Paula said...

I love it! The image, the packaging and especially the colors! Brilliant!

Beth Devitt said...

Would be thrilled to win your Candy give-away. Love Magnolia Stamps.

Pat Yahner said...

I love the Tilda Mermaid image and the card that you made. I love looking at your blog and seeing your beautiful creations.

I would love to win the candy!

Lynsey said...

Hi Cheryl
I'm a brand new visitor to your blog which I found through the link from Mo's. This definitely won't be my last visit. I think your work is absolutely beautiful.

Lynsey x

Anne said...

Wonderful projects Cheryl - I love the colours you chose and the mermaid is delightful!! :o) x

Chrisd said...

What lovely projects you show us. I love what you did with the mermaid. I love anything by the sea even though I live in Michigan.

Sharyn Davis said...

You continue to blow me away with your talent!! I just retired and am learning each day from all my talented blog buddies.
Thank you ....
sharyn

Marilyn in TX said...

I love all of the projects you have made, especially the gift card holder - I'll have to buy that from PTI and get started on Christmas presents!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love your work!
Cammy V

Www.stamping time.bloodspot.com

Anonymous said...

Sorry auto spell on.
Www.stamping time.bloodspot.com

Hope I win.

Kim Orr said...

How cute is this?????? You do the most beautiful work!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

I have been a follower for some time and really enjoy your work and love all the ideas you give! Thanks so much! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

MichelleS said...

Ahhhhhhh I posted in the wrong section? Oops!
Still got fingers crossed over here!

Ellen said...

This gift set is gorgeous and I love the colours , loved your long story hihi I don't mind at all :-)
Thanks for the inspirations !!
Hugs, Ellen

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