Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thinking of You!!

Hello friends!! Thanks so much for visiting me here today! I have a simple little card for you today. It works for today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast, but is also a result of my shopping trip with Lisa Kind yesterday! Such fun!! We were at the Hamburg Fairgrounds where every year at the end of August our local stores sponsor a Stamp and Scrap Art Tour show. There are 20 vendors with papercraft demonstrations, ideas, and things you didn't know you needed!! We found lots and did our share to support these wonderful businesses!! We got there at 10:00 am and closed the place at 5:00 pm!! If you're local and don't go, please join us next year, 'kay?
I got this stamp from Impression Obsession from the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff booth. I used to card on display (from the IO board) for coloring. I loooove the results!
My colors started soft and I kept adding until I got what I wanted
E41, E30, E31, E33, YR23 and C0, C1
I also added some C7 to the cat and some 100(black) for the hole of the gourd.
Hope you've had a great weekend!
See you soon!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A litttle gift

Good morning! I have a little gift to give a friend today so I decided to dress it up with one of my new Whipper Snapper Design images. This is Beckham from the new stamps out for the Fall/Winter of 2011. Isn't he great?! Here's the link to BECKHAM. I colored him to match the Autumn paper I'm giving. Maybe a little weird, but I was dying to color this snowman and the paper has awesome colors!

Here's Beckham close up-can you see the sparkle?

Have a great Saturday-I'm off to the Stamp and Scrap show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds because I need more papercrafting supplies! (NOT!) I'm going to see my friends!

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it so much!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Fall is in the Air!

Hello, stampin' friends!! I'm back today with a gate fold card. I hadn't made one of these in quite awhile so it was fun! Fall is indeed in the air here in Western New York, with somewhat cooler temps, but it's all good! Hate to see summer end, but who doesn't love fall?!On with the card! This fabulous image is one of the Rick St. Dennis exclusives for I Brake for Stamps! If you haven't seen the new ones, you have got to CHECK THEM OUT! So cute! And you may want to check this out too! The I Brake for Challenges blog has it's 8th challenge posted! It's for SHABBY/CHIC cards or projects. Not sure if mine qualifies, but I did some ink distressing and that barn paper seems pretty shabby to me! You can get details on the blog, but just so ya know, you don't have to use an IBFS image to be entered for the prize!
First I chose my type of card, then I chose my papers. After that I colored up the bear-see colors below. It took me awhile to get everything cut and sewed. Then I picked the sentiment (#740) from my Magnolia-licious stamps. I love the script! The flower element is the hardest part for me-ALWAYS! I don't just want flowers that match in color, I like them to match the theme of the card, too. So I went with a small sunflower and some fall leaves. Like a leaf bouquet, I guess!

I used E31, 33, and 35 for the fur and then just a bit of E25
His sweater is (bet you can guess!) BG10 and BG72
For the leaves I started with a range and kept going until I had what I wanted:
Y21, YR15, YR16, YR18, E08, R89 and E29
His cheeks are R22. I surrounded him with BG10 and used a clear blender to fade it out.
While the die cut was still in the die I stenciled Adirondack inks-butterscotch and then cranberry.
I still have to do the inside so the whole card has a nice presentation, but I wanted to show you the front!
any questions about my card? Just ask in a comment! Thanks!
and thanks for visiting!

I'm entering this in Cute Card Thursday- sketch challenge!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


YOU are cordially invited to attend the festivities to honor our own Diana! I'm the very end so if you want to hop our party you can begin at the official start-Suzanne's Blog! (Be sure to return!)
If you've come from Maureen's Blog you are on the party track! The complete line up is also listed on the Mag Highlites blog!
I'm bring the table and the party chair for the party! Here is the table! Aren't the colors so fresh and pretty!? I {{heart}} them!

photo source
And here is the party chair! (Only I have brown hair so I think I'm the one sitting in it waiting for Diana to open gifts!)

Sorry about the blurriness of some photos-I am very challenged in this area!

Along with #377 Traveling Tilda in her chair there is a card showcasing #233 Congratulation Tilda! Both are from Diana's wonderful store-Magnolia-licious. I see that just the minis are in stock to order immediately, but if you want the full sized ones that I've used just contact the birthday girl and she will surely help you!

Here is the link to the ladder back chair. I realized after I finished that I should have lined the underside somehow, but I hope you'll forgive me for that oversight! But, can you see the houndstooth I used for her chair pad? I used the Spellbinders dies for Sunflower 2 to make my sunflowers. Diana is the sunshine in so many people's lives so sunflowers seemed appropriate! The leaves are Creatibles from Marianne.

The whole card.

And, finally, a close up of Tilda so you can see her pretty paper pieced party dress!

Diana truly is the best and she means a great deal to the design team.

We all hope you enjoyed our birthday party for her today! (Her birthday is actually tomorrow, Aug 24, so you still have time to wish her a happy day!)

Thanks for hopping!


Monday, August 22, 2011

The sky is the limit!!

Hello, friends!! I have a card for a college bound girl today! She leaves for UB on Thursday and we wish her all the best as she starts her post high school journey!! Good luck, Annie! Diana is the best store owner on the planet!! Orders are shipped quickly and you earn Store Credit with each order. She not only has the new "Winner takes it all"
collection in the Magnolia-licious store, she ALSO has them in mini! Yep, available right now!!

Here, I've used two stamps from the regular sized collection-#204 ASTRONAUT TILDA and #577 STARSHIP. She and her ship were so fun to color! I wanted to add crystal effects to her "helmet" and face, but couldn't bring myself to do it! The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. My card got a little bulky so I used my essential tool-Scor- tape to hold it together without worry!

Tilda's close up above and a peek at the inside below. I used my usual face colors0R30, E000, E11 and a bit of E00 if needed for blending. The greys start with C-1 and go to C9-odd numbers as I tried to get the grey/black that I wanted. The pinks on her suit are RV21, 23 and 25. Her hair is E51, Y21 and E25. The spaceship is BG000 and BG10. The "flame" is Y21, YR65, YR15 and YR16. It didn't look right so I added RV25 to blend better with the pinks of her suit.

Remember to enter Jacque's and Diana's Sunday Sensations with just a comment to win a 25.00 PRIZE!! As Jacque said, it just may be your lucky week! Drawing is on Tuesday evening!

And, I REALLY hope you will return tomorrow for a very special post! That's all I'm sayin'!

Have a wonderful Monday!!

Hugs, Cheryl

Oops! I meant to mention that this is for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoase

Thursday, August 18, 2011

High Hopes!

Hello! I need a card like this for a friend going through a rough time right now! It's not me, but I'm having issues too! I'm sorry I haven't been around much! (I always feel badly whenb I lose followers :( Thanks to you for sticking with me!

We enjoyed a wonderful family camping weekend in the Finger Lakes region! I can now call it annual because we've had two! I've probably mentioned that I have 5 brothers and sisters and we all like each other even though we are in our 50s and 60s!! Once we lost our parents it became hard to all get together without a "home base".

Anyway, somewhere along the wine tasting on Friday I lost my camera! I'm using my husbands (which was a hand me down from me a couple of years ago! Yep, dinosaur! It's not synced up to my laptop so now I'm working on the desktop! Yep, dinosaur!

This is an older High Hopes image from when you could order directly from them! I cannot find it on the internet, but I think you can special order from 7 kids college fund. For some reason I am not even able to link up the store! Sorry!! (Did I mention I hate this computer!?)

I used the Splitcoast sketch for this week, which is a very easy and nice one for a larger image like this one.

Thanks again for visiting me! I appreciate it so much! Working on a special project for Monday, Aug 23, but I'll try to be back before then!

Have a GREAT day! Cheryl

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tons of Love!

Hello and happy, happy Saturday! I'm off doing something fun with my family and I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!

Sometimes you just get lucky! I had made this High Hopes elephant piece for an ATC challenge some time ago. When I was cleaning up the studio I came across it and happened to lay it on this scap of dotted MME paper! Loved it!

Found the sketch online (Sweet Sunday, I think) and the card came to life! Hope you like it too!

Thanks for dropping by!~ I appreciate it soooooo much!!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

You Raise me up....

Hello friends!! I've really worked on my studio this week and now it's a joy to stamp in there! I had to find places for the paper hoard I have! (Mainly because there is more on the way to me!!) Anyway, I had time yesterday to create with this great Tilda image from the Sweet Rainbow Collection~ called TILDA WITH KITE (3020). It comes in Mini too and I have to check and see if I have it-it's adorable!
My card base is poppy red and I used dps from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad called Life of the Party. Great summery colors! I give credit to Tracy Harp for this computer generated sentiment. She thought of it for use with hot air balloon images and with kites. Thanks, Tracy! I have so many people in my life who raise me up to be better!

I'm entering this card in the Just Magnolia challenge for the week-Anything Goes with the option of glitter. Of course, she has stickles added!

Thanks for coming by to look!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Just paper...again!

Hello! There's not much stamping here, just the leaves from Papertrey Ink's Turning a new leaf. Everything else is punches and dies and PAPER! I used the flower dies from Papertrey ink as well to make the sunflowers. I made these awhile back when I was working on some OTHER CARDS. I bunched these three into this feature piece mounted on the Nestability shape until I could figure out the card to put it on. the other day I was working on another card and thought hmmmm... laid it on the October Afternoon gingham and liked it!

Now, speaking of paper, please remember we'd love to have you join in on our August challenge from Diana herself to create a MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS Magnolia card using just paper!

Details are right HERE!

So, thanks for coming by today! I'm off to exercise (Yuck!) and then home to create something else (yeah!), and then a birthday lunch with friends. Gonna be a good day! Hope yours is too!


Friday, August 5, 2011

The Big Cheese!

Hi! "The Big Cheese" is the name of this image. I just sent it out to a very special birthday 'boy' with the sentiment, "CHeez, we're glad you were born!" What d'ya think? The image is from Whipper Snapper designs. Here is the link to the STAMP.
Last weekend they released their Fall/winter stamps. They are GREAT!! My order should be here anyday! And, you can join them on Facebook and post your cards. If they want it for their samples you can win 10.00 for your card/projects! You have to mail them the cards because they have a brick and mortar store.
I've used some older papers from my LSS and my copics on the image. I think I used the T family for the grays-T0, 1, 3, 5. for the cheese I started with Y21 and added Yr21 and YR24. I wanted to added sparkle and shine but I could not figure out where to add it!

Thanks for visiting today!! Have an awesome day and weekend!

Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Month-New Magnolia-licious DT challenge!

Hello! The new DT challenge for the month of August was brought to us (and YOU!) by Diana herself!! And we said, "What, ONLY paper?! How can that be done?" Well, it's a challenge, it's supposed to challenge you a bit, ya know? So here is my card made from only paper (and a few stickles!). It was actually kind of fun because I do love to make my own flowers. When you do so you can get the exact color you want! But no ribbon or buttons, that was tough! I used the image #226 BIRTHDAY TILDA. I see it is out of stock right now in full size, but is available in mini size.

I just love the combo of red and aqua! I cannot imagine it now, but I used to hate them together! I used paper from Cosmo Cricket, Spellbinders grand Nestabilities (Labels 4), a Marianne die (from Bunny Zoe's store), Spellbinders rose dies and the leaf die is from Magnolia-licious.

I used copics in the following colors:

E000, E00, E11, and R30 skin
aqua BG0000, BG11 and just a little E42 to dull it down a bit

Red- R08, R17, R46 and R30 for blending (I just love her red shoes!)

hair Y21, Y24, E99, E25

Y21 and E42 for candles and cake.

And here is the inside ;)

If you have any questions, please let me know~I'll be happy to answer!

A birthday card was a must for me as my birthday is next Sunday and sweet Diana's is later in the month of August! It's a great month!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to visit our blog post at Magnolia-licious Highlites for links to the splendid cards made by the design team to inspire you! And, then JOIN US BY CREATING A PAPER ONLY PROJECT!


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