Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween----Boo!

Hello! I'm back with a card for today! It's loaded with shimmer spray (probably too much!) and I wish you could see it! Oh well!
I used the Trees Background from I Brake for Stamps for this easy card! I stamped it in black on white Neenah card stock. I could have then embossed it for a more striking background but I was using my new Memento pad so I thought it was dark enough. then I punched a 1" circle from a sticky note and placed it where I wanted the moon. Then I started sponging from the edges of the card. I first used baja breeze and then bayou blue for a deeper blue.
The image is mounted on black and then on Peach parfait from SU. The sentiment is from an old SU Halloween set, punched with the ticket punch and then mounted on a black oval for contrast.
The I sprayed it with a clear shimmer mist. Done!
I think without too much trouble this could look like trees in winter. I hope to try that soon.
I had a couple of questions to answer.
For the pumpkin in the post below I used the same colors I've been using for pumpkins this year.
They are: Y19, Y17, YR16, YR18 and E0.
I get the silicone gel I sometimes use to raise images in the middle (and adhere the edges to the paper) for a rounded look at my Local Stamp Store. It is how one of the designers there raises her images and she's terrific!
It's made by Decorator's Solution and is sold as clear dimensional silicone to add texture to glass projects. (
Okay, I'm off to get some projects done for the week!
Tomorrow is a new Magnolia-licious project of the month and a new Copic Creations Challenge will be posted on the CCC blog.
Have a great day! No tricks, only treats!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Hello and Happy, happy Friday! I am so glad the weekend is here! Since I am so thankful I thought it would be a good time to show you a Thanksgiving card I finished tonight.
This great pumpkin image is from I Brake for Stamps and you can find it HERE!
It is also available in a Half sheet with many other stamps and the pumpkin is in two sizes. The sheet is now ON SALE. You can also use my coupon code to get 10% more off your order. It's SAVE10CHERYL
The card base is Peach Parfait from SU and I just opened the package I got back in August! This color is just what I've needed this fall and I FORGOT I had it!! The designer paper is from the 6x6 pad from Basic Grey- Pyrus- awesome colors!
Well, as I type this up The Office (hilarious) is on and I'm bushed! So I think it's lights out when it's over! Night!

Thanks for all the kind visits and comments on my Sneaky Tilda card below! I love reading them!
have a great day!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Let It Snow...Chocolate Snowflakes!

Wouldn't that be great?! Mmmmm! Can you find them on my card? It's a Martha Stewart punch! I used #3060 Sneaky Tilda as my main image. She's colored up with copics and raised to dimension with Silicone gel.
The papers, including the tag piece are from Cosmo Cricket. It's an 8 x 8 pad called Winter Wonderland from a couple of years ago.

I had to take a lot of pics to get any decent ones. Of course, I didn't finish the card until it was pitch dark out! Below is the best close up I could get for those that like a close look.

Now, for the announcement of the winner of a wine box to decorate and a few more goodies- picked NUMBER 26!
That's Priscilla from Michigan, whose blog is called My Stamping Corner!
Priscilla, would you contact me at this email address, please? Thanks and congratulations!
Now for a few copic colors for those who like to see them.
Skin E000, E11, R30 and a little E01 for blending
Reds R22, R24 and R29
Browns, including hair E31, E33, E25, E29
some Y21 and E08 in hair too
Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to! The rush is on to get some Halloween cards in to the mail! And a new month of inspirations is just around the corner! Yikes!
Have a great evening and day Wednesday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mums, Doilies....

and a few weekend pics!
Hello, friends! I thought I would post earlier today, but you know how that can go! Here is one of a set of 4 cards that I made for my friend, Alice. It is a VERY late birthday gift! She is our Art Teacher at school and gave me some of the most elegant doilies I have ever seen! I used a Papertrey Ink set from last year and Bo Bunny paper with Papertrey Linen card stock and Brilliant blue (no one's favorite color from the past!) The cards are all different so I will be showing you the others during the week (I hope!)

It was so nice here Saturday am that Dave and I decided to head out on a day trip! We went to the North this time, all the way to Lake Ontario~ there is a haunted winery there called Marjim Manor, formerly Appleton Hall (which I think sounds spookier!) They have mostly fruit wines, but it is worth the trip to do a little tasting and listen to the ghost stories!
We walked out behind the Manor through the alley of trees~this is the view as we returned! (I posted my pics backwards!)

This is the Manor House from behind, the alley of trees is to the left. Are those ghosts or just shadows? Hmmmm...

This is the view as we started through the trees. There is a pond with a small house back there. In the distance you can see Lake Ontario. In the foreground is one of the resident cats. Fluffy and friendly and not scary at all!
On the way home we called my niece (who is a grad student at Canisus) and took her to lunch at My Tomato Pie (YUM!) and then we just HAD to stop at my favorite LSS-Buffalo Stamps N Stuff for some retail therapy and inspiration. Waving HI to Debbie and Marty! Two fun and talented gals!
It was a really great day!
I hope your weekend was one to remember!
Thanks for stopping! I'll announce the winner of the wine box tomorrow when I HOPE to have a Magnolia card to post!
Hugs, Cheryl

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Harvest!

I know I've mentioned how much I love orange and coloring pumpkins! I hope you can bear with me 'cuz here is another example! This stamp in beautifull etched red rubbah is from I Brake for Stamps and is called Pumpkin Harvest.
I just love the lines of it and it was soooo fun to color. I tried the image on all sorts of Halloween paper and just couldn't get it to look right! Not one to give up I went with the soft blue that I had surrounded the pumpkin with and liked the fresh, clean look. I cut the Beaded Oval Nestability from Summer sun and then embossed it deeper and sponged it with Pumpkin pie. I thought of glittering the pumpkins, but in the end decided to leave it alone! So that's it!

I used copics in the following colors:
B000,B01 Y17, Y19, YR16, YR18, E08 YG93,95,99 and YG01
Remember if you go to I Brake for Stamps and check out with my code (SAVE10CHERYL) you will get 10% off your order!
Thanks for visiting!
You still have until tomorrow to comment on Monday's post to win a wine box you can decorate yourself!
Have a wonderful day! Yippee! It's Friday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blobby Takes the Cake!

Hello! Here is a digital image from Pink Cat Studio called Blobby Takes the Cake. I love images like this because you can just go crazy with any colors you're in the mood to work with!
It is the card I made for the "end of October Copic Creations Challenge. The challenge posed to us this time by our illustrious leader, Mary was to use a blender technique that we like. I picked this Blobby to work with just so I could make him plaid! Now I want to make him pink plaid, blue plaid, orange plaid, and purple plaid. It's so fun! Color and shade the image first. Then make sure your blender is juicy so the color removes easily and smoothly as you 'draw' your lines.
I used one of my new Spellbinders' dies to make a round card as the perfect frame for Blobby. t would be pretty easy to make a bunch of these!
My greens are YG13 and YG17. I'm afrad I've lost track of the other colors since this was a post on the Copic Creations blog at the end of last week.
We hope you'll create something with your copics and blender and share it with us by October 31!
Details on the blog linked above!
Thanks for the comments on the wine box below. You can still comment to be entered for some goodies (until Saturday) !

We had book club at my house last night and then did some crafting after school today so as I write this I'm very sleeeeepy!
Hope you're having a great week!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Blog Hop Recipe for...

Mulled wine!! You see, I don't claim to be much of a cook. I get by, but it's nothing I love to do. So, when the Janiel's October blog hop theme was announced to us it didn't take long to remember that I had some wine boxes I could use for my recipe/gift! On a cold Saturday evening at home with my DH, we love to make mulled wine for sipping!
Now if you've come here from the excellent Patti Jo you are doing great! If not, you can go to the very talented Janiel's blog and start at the beginning! Or at the Magnolia-licious blog for details on the prize to be won at the end of October!

I used Standing Fall Tilda from Magnolia-licious for my "Main gal" on the box and card. She is in Diana's store right now! Most of the dp is from a K & Co pad I got at JoAnn's last year. The small flowered paper is from Daisy D and is also from awhile back.

Sorry, same picture twice! I was having a terrible time with my photography because I didn't finish until Sunday evening!

The tag is also made with dp. To get a good tag size I almost always use a tag from the package of them I got at Office Max. I cut my top dp to the same size, adhere it and punch a hole in it. The I cut the back from card stock a little larger and adhere it to the back. After punching a hole in that I put in a large brad and set it with my Crop-a-dile. Easy tag and a little stiffer because the original tag is inside.
I'd love to send someone a wine box and some other goodies for creating! Please leave me a comment by Saturday, October 23, and I'll pick a winner on Sunday. I'll ship anywhere, of course!
And now, off you go to the wonderful Suzanne's blog for the final entry! We hope you've been inspired today! Thanks so much for visiting here for some spiced wine!
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Love you!

I love my followers and appreciate that you stick with me(even when I don't get my posts done!)
Thank you to all of you! Mwah! Here's Tilda with Amaryllis from the Merry Christmas 2010 collection. Of course mine came from Magnolia-licious and it is in stock NOW! She is great for so many occasions! This could even be a Valentine (if I could hang on to it that long!)

Here she is in close up. I used new SU colors
Blushing Bride and Cranberry Crisp as my inspirations along with another doily! Thanks, Alice! The dp is SU and the copics used are
R39 and R59, E42 for the tans and R11, R20 and just a touch of R21. The greens are YG13 and YG17 . She was really very easy to color and with the vintage outfit and flowers she is really great!
And, finally here is the view we have of the Cassadaga Lakes (there are 3) from our backyard. The fall colors are my favorites when matched with a beautiful blue sky and water! I snapped this yesterday when we was just about finished with the fall work out there! Taking care of furniture and plants-check!
A (wonderful) reader asked about the Snoopy and car stamp I used the other day. Here is where mine came from-RKSTAMPS in Ohio.
They have great prices on stamps and fast shipping. It says something about their website being worked on but you can email your order. P.S. The snoopy in the airplane is great, too, as are many of the others!
As far as the paper bag album. Here is some info in a nutshell because I just haven't had the chance to take any picks. My bags are from Sam's club in a huge package 200 or so.
I take two or three of the bags depending on how many pages you want. DO not open the bags. Lay one sideways on the table with the bottom of the bag up and opening to the right. Lay the next bag the opposite way (bottom to the right and top open to the left. (If you use a third bag lay it the opposite way again, like the first) Then carefully fold the bags in half and paperclip together. Use a pencil to mark the left edge where you want to punch your holes. I mark the center and then one inch from each edge. then evenly space between to make a total of 5 or seven holes. Place ties of fabric or ribbon through the holes, remove the paper clips and your album is ready to start creating! You'll see what I mean by the bottom of the bags making a pocket. All you have to do is glue the edges down or punch small holes and place a small brad at each corner.
Tomorrow is a BIG day because the Magnolia-licious design team is cooking up a terrific blog hop! We're each making a project that somehow involves a recipe!
Hope you can check it out-we'd be so grateful to have you along! It's Monday, October 18 starting at 4 AM Eastern time (US)!
Until then, Have a wonderful day today!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Baby, you can drive my car!

Hello! This is a birthday card for the son of a friend of mine. Have you guessed that he must have turned 16, the driving age here? Yep, he sure did! (On the 5th~another late card! :P
I tried to keep it fun so went with a red car! I used R24, R29 and R59 for my reds. The greys are in the Cs. I used spica silver pen on the bumpers and the stripe on the side of the car.
The Nestability label was too small so I simply cut them in half and left a space in the middle so the labels would show at the top and the bottom.
The pearls are a gunmetal grey to match the grey on the car. I hope he likes it!
Have a great day!
Thanks for coming by-Magnolia cards will be coming soon and we're cookin' up a blog hop for Monday the 18th!
Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkins and doilies

Hello! I thought I'd get a chance to show you this on Monday, but that didn't happen! So here it is today! I know many people are working on Christmas already, but I love my fall images sooooo much! This one is from Lockhart and I think it'll make a great Thanksgiving card with the doilies from my friend, the art teacher at my schools! She gave me some beauties! This is a small (3" one cut in half) and doesn't it evoke thoughts of a Thanksgiving tablecloth!?
Love it!
I used my copics to color the pumpkins and some Papertrey ribbon to finish it off.
Thanks for coming by today! Off to see if there's something else I can finish to show you soon!
Hugs, Cheryl

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Three cheers!

Hello! I apologize for the infrequent posts-life is getting in the way and while I get some images colored my mojo seems to be on vacation when it comes to completing and posting cards! Well, this simple card is an example of my above whining! I colored this gorgeous Impression Obsession image a few days ago. I do love how it cam out. But what to do with it? I ended up mounting it on some Bo Bunny paper from last year, but I didn't want to cover the leaves up with other paper, so it stands alone on a layer of Not quite navy and a card base of kraft.

Once again, I've used the pumpkin colors I've been using lately. They are
y35, yr15, y38, yr16, yr18 and a touch of E08 when needed.
I so appreciate you coming by to look and I will see you with something tomorrow!
Hope you have a marvelous day! We're having gorgeous weather!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bunch of Daisies

Hi! Glad you all like my last post of the scrapbook album. I haven't had the chance to see if I can find a tutorial online, but I'll check when I get a chance or make an effort to write something up.
In the meantime, I pulled out this image, which I think looks like black-eyed susans when colored in yellows! The image is from I Brake for Stamps and is called Bunch of Daisies. If you head over to the NEW store and place an order you can use my code SAVE10CHERYL to get 10% off your order.
They have lots of stamps in good ole red rubbah!
I used my new Spellbinders die even though the ovals weren't a perfect match. I think it looks okay. The card base is Kraft stamped in Crumb cake with an old SU background stamp.

I used the same colors as I use for pumpkins to color the flowers! Just more yellow and less orange! They are:
Y35, Y17, YR15 and YR16. The centers are E33, E25 and a little E08
The leaves are YG93, 95 and 97
Thanks for coming by today! Life (schoolwork!) is getting in the way of much of my crafting time and I really appreciate coming back here to see what you think of my work! Some days it keeps me going! Thanks for that!
Have a great day! Cheryl

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Magnolia-licious Challenge for October!

Beware! There's a Scare in the Air!
Hello and welcome! I've finished my October challenge project~to use a paper bag somehow with your lovely Maggies! I've made a 6 X 6 (Approx) scrapbook album with two paper bags and several of my Tildas with some digi pumpkins! To see the details on the challenge and the delish projects from the rest of the design team (if you haven't already drooled over them!), please visit the MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS BLOG!

Here are many photos (too many?) of the inside on my album. Each page would hold one cropped photo of small trick or treaters and the left side of this page is the bottom of the bag. When small brads are stragically placed (under the paper) it forms a little pocket for another photo. Then you could put more into the pouches formed by the top of the bags.
A friend showed me how to make this, but I've never seen written directions.

If you want to try one and need help, just email me. I think these make great recipe books for favorite holiday family recipes. (Another of the design team made one, but I have to check on who!)

See those pumpkins? Love to color pumpkins! These are made by Maureen Kuppe-a member of our design team! She sells her digi images! Please look for them HERE!!
She draws many with to go with our beloveds!

My fav of Maureen's pumpkins! How fun to leave a white border edge!

Thanks for visiting today! I LOVED making this album!!
Tildas, of course available from Diana at Magnolia-lcious
Have a wonderful day! It's rainy here! Perfect for getting out my many fall decorations and a little coloring!


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