Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Simply GRIM

Hello! Here is another card I finished with a Whipper Snapper image! 
This guy's name is Grim and you can see him HERE.  When I saw him, I just knew I HAD to have him!! My brother will love this Halloween card!

Pretty simple coloring, really.  I used most of my Toner Grays-T1, T3, T5, T7 and T9.  There's E31 and 35 and a bit darker brown on his sickle (or whatever you call it!!).  I added a little R11 for his cheeks. I tend to make the cheeks pink on EVERYTHING I color!  I sort of wanted to add some bloodshop eyes, but resisted the temptation on this one!  I can always make another.
The green is Papertrey Ink's new green, Limeade Ice-love, love it! I inked the web with SU's Gumball green and then added as much sparkle as I could!!
Thanks for stopping by!!! Cheryl

Monday, October 15, 2012


Good morning!  Another fall weekend has flown by!  We had a pretty nice one here, though!  Saturday, DH and I went with friends on a tour of a local cemetery.  I love these!  It's like a tour through the history of the community through actors playing the "residents" of the cemetery. Then on Sunday we had a 70 degree day!! That's pretty nice for October in Western NY!
AND, I made this card!!  I have a number of new Whipper Snapper stamps and this is one of them.  It's called HALLOWEEN BUDDIES and you can find it HERE
I used older paper from Bo Bunny for the vibrant Halloween colors!  I love that green and purple are Halloween colors now! 
I followed a sketch by this week's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast, who happens to share my name, CHERYL!  She has a fabulous gallery of artwork!
I'm not sure you can tell from my photo, but I stamped and colored a second ghostie so I could pop him up and give a 3D element to the card!  There are a number of Whipper Snapper images that work well to do this with.  My image is colored with copic markers.
Thanks for coming by!! I'll try to be back soon!  I have some more Whipper Snapper images colored and the new Magnolia stamps are on their way to me from Diana!  Can't wait for the mail to arrive this week!
Have a great Monday!! Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, October 8, 2012


The Magnolia-licious DT has moved our monthly BLOG HOP to Monday, October 8 in order to honor all women with our THINK PINK CELEBRATION! Our assignement (and, YOURS, too!!) is to create something pink which includes a treat! We all know women who have gone or are going through the ordeal of fighting breast cancer!! They are our heroes, so this treat is for THEM! We also want to promote the idea that ALL women need to be aware of this disease and do all they can to take care of themselves!  If you're on the HOP and have come from the UBER talented Suzanne Dean's blog-SCRAP BITZ, you are in the right place and welcome!
 My (original!) plan was to create this little backpack in pink.  I made it, but then there really isn't a place to put the full sized Tilda I wanted to use. Though it is a really cute way to give a gift card!  So I printed out my TOTE pattern (again!) and made it in Kraft cardstock with pink!  I've used CELEBRATION TILDA from the SWEET CRAZY LOVE COLLECTION. She is not in stock now, BUT Diana got some stamps from the PINK COLLECTION in stock for this event!  A prtion of the proceeds from the sale of these stamps is donated to the Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.
 Can you see my 'pink treats' peeking out of the top?
 A close up of my PINK Tilda!  She is colored in E000, E11, R30, Hair E50, Y21, Y32 and E33. Clothes are R81, 83 and 85.  A touch of stickles to finish off her outfit and she is ready to conquer!
Here are the pink treats I made-butter cookies frosted and sprinkled with pink to complete the message!
Here's some information about the purpose/reason for Breast Cancer Awareness in October!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) is an annual international health campaign organized by major companies every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. The Pink Ribbon symbol was used in 1993 by Evelyn Lauder as the symbol of The Breast Cancer Research Fund she founded and is used to symbolize the fight against the disease. We also honor those that have fought the battle and who are currently fighting the battle while raising awareness to ALL women to be aware of the symptoms and to be proactive against the disease. Want to find out more? The National Breast Cancer Foundation HERE for those in the US and globally at the site HERE!
  • In 2011 Nearly 1.5 million women across the world were told they had breast cancer
  • One-third of breast cancer deaths can be decreased with early detection and treatment
  • In the US 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetime, an estimated 527 women are diagnosed in the US with breast cancer each day
Thanks so much for joining on our special hop/event today!! We hope you'll enter your creation over at our BLOG!  For now PLEASE head over to GRAMMA'S HOUSE OF CARDS, Sharon's wonderful BLOG for some fabby inspiration!
Thanks for dropping by!! Hugs, Cheryl

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Wow!! It's already October!! It seems like school just started and here we are in one of my favorite months! Despite the weatherman's predictions, we had a pretty nice fall weekend! Dave and I took a long hike through the woods on Saturday with friends and I cooked a delicious family meal on Sunday!  And now, Monday is already behind us for the week! Gotta love that!
 Over at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS, Angela Wood has challenged us to make Fall/Halloween projects, like treat holders!! No problem!! You have got to visit the blog to see the FAB-U-LOUS projects my teamies have created! You are sure to be inspired to join in! You have all month to do so, but why wait! Let's fill up that gallery!  There are so many cute templates out there on the internet!  I went to Splitcoast Stampers-Tutorials, put box in SEARCH and got a great number of choices for FREE!  Here's the link to the tutorial I used: WINDOW TREAT BOX
 For my window treat box I used #121 EDWIN MUMMY and the MAGNOLIA PUMPKIN SET.  Edwin is in stock in mini size, but if you're interested in ordering the full size that I used you will get great customer service from Diana!  I could not create projects like this without my SCOR-PAL AND SCOR-TAPE!  They are must haves, in my book! Have you seen the SCOR-PAL project book?  It's jam packed with great ideas!!
 Here are a few more photos of my treat box.  This one is full of chocolatey goodness!
 There is no decorative paper involved. It's all card stock for strength.  I stamped the cardstock with a damask design stamp from Stampin' Up.  Not sure if you can see it, but I used Icicle stickles all over the place!  I used the other pumpkin on the side.
 The top of one box!  Sparkly Spider!
All coloring is done with copics.  Mummy Edwin is colored in W00. W1, W3. W5.  His shoes are E31, 35 and 25.  Pumpkins are Y17, YR15, 16 and 18.
Time to get ready for school!  Wishing you a wonderful day AND time to create something!!
Thanks for coming by!!


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