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House Mouse – Red-Orange-Yellow

Just a quick post today for a very quick card I made last night.

The House Mouse Challenge is Red-Orange-Yellow and I wanted to participate this time.

Then last night around 9pm I remembered I had to get my brother’s birthday card made for Monday….yikes! Yes, I knew it was his birthday but I have been sick with “Acute, nasty, bronchitis”. This was the doctor’s official diagnosis, lol, but I really do have to agree with him.

I put this card together way too fast, and it shows, and my brother is stuck with a mouse, with these colors and this layout so that I could enter 3 challenges with one card.  Sorry Chuckie)-:  Sure hope he likes mice.

The cardstock is Stampin Up Dusty Durango, the DP was in a little gift pack so I don’t know but sure wish I had more. Colored with copics E00, E33, E35, E37, R20, C8, Y15, Y18, YR15, YR18, YG63 and multiple spicas. The ribbon is just from my stash and the bling is from K & Co.

The challenges I would like to enter this card in are:

House Mouse & Friends Red-Orange-Yellow
CPS Card Sketches
Lexis Creations Yellow & Orange (looks like I missed out on this one)

I’ve never entered multiple challenges before so I hope I have done it right…if not somebody please let me know….I appreciate any and all help with my card making.

Hugz,
Cheri

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My First Easel Card & Vintage Too

My first easel card…yeah for me. I came across a blog candy that I wanted to enter and I had just over an hour to make this card, take pics and post.

Okay….I got my card entered so now I can edit this posting.  The blog candy is on Angie’s page where you had to make an easel card using brown and red.I tried to get decent pics but I was having a hard time with this for some reason.Anyhoo, these are the pics I decided to upload.  You know how you take 20 pictures and then narrow it down to just one or two views, LOL, I so hope I’m not the only one that does that.

This card was made with the Stampin Up Winter Post stamp set; Stampin Up cardstock-choc chip, ruby red and very vanilla.  I used close to cocoa ink along with a little choc chip and old olive.  It was all basic cuts except for the MS punch for the leaves with the flower (they were colored with copic G99).  I then just rolled the edges a little bit to give it an old time look.  Last I added three Basic Grey opaline perles to hold the card up.  The flower was from my flower box so I have no idea where it’s from.

That’s it for my first easel card….boy was that quick!!!  I hope you enjoyed this post.  Let me know what you think of my first easel.  I’m definitely open to any and all suggestions.

Hugz,
Cheri

I would like to add this card to Bunny Zoe”s challenge where this month it is vintage!

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Tim Holtz Tutorial Update & Happy Mail!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Personally I have found a lousy sore throat and cold somewhere and it has kept me in bed all day.
However when I just checked my blog I was amazed at the over whelming number of people interested in this little rosette.  I just made another one and it took me about 3-4 minutes just so you have an idea how long it takes.  This time I cut the paper with a scalloped edge before I cut the strip size I wanted to use.  I also went down a little in size to 1″.  I will put the pictures here in the order of how I made the Tim Holtz type Rosette.  Also, I used light weight paper because I was just trying this out and Tim I believe uses 80lb paper for this.Since I have already listed the supplies and steps in the post before this one I thought this picture would be enough.  As you can see I held the Rosette closer together in the middle this timeAfter I finished this one I decided to dress it up a bit so I found a clear button to fit the center.  I then colored the button with my copic C35 and tied a piece of crochet thread in the middle of it.As you can see it definitely finishes it off…I love it.  The finished size of this is 2 1/2″ and I’m sure you can make it any size you want.  In Tim’s video he shows where he has cut some of these in half to make a bunting like you would see for the 4th of July.  You just have to make sure the cut side is covered with chipboard to prevent it from coming apart.

Now on to my happy mail!!!  Today I received a package from none other than Jacque.  If you have not seen her work you are missing some of the most beautiful work out there.
I was lucky enough to need a baby girl card when she was offering one….oooh it’s going to hurt to give this up.Even the inside of her cards are a work of art!!!This came in a plastic box that is just perfect for giving to the lucky mommy.Not only did she send me the card though, as if that’s not enough right…..she also sent me some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers which is totally awesome because I have never used any before.  Of course I am off to make her a thank you card…but I’m scared to death…my cards look like a 5th grader’s compared to hers.

Thank you Jacque, and thank you to everyone that takes the time to look here.  Please let me know what you think of my tutorial…don’t you just love it with the button.

That’s all for now.  Time to go rest and take care of this yucky cold.

Hugz,
Cheri

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Tim Holtz Type Tutorial

Has anybody else out there seen the new Tim Holtz Rosette Die?  It’s actually really neat but you can’t get it until October.  Well if you’re anything like me you don’t like waiting.  So I tried to make one on my own and I thought I would share it with you.
Since this is my very  first time showing anybody how to do anything please bear with me here(-:

You need so few tools that I’m sure you all have them or can improvise.  All you need is a 12″ sheet of DP, your paper-cutter, I used my Scor–Buddy which is the smaller version of the Scor-Pal, 1″ punch, glue….that’s it!Here are the tools you need…I used glue dots but you don’t have to.In this picture is one completed Rosette and I cut a strip of paper 12″ by 1 1/4″.  I ave also punched out a 1″ circle for the base.Scor your paper every 1/4″.  On the Tim Holtz die one side is scalloped to give it a finished edge.  This is just my second attempt and I haven’t tried to scallop it yet but I’m quite sure it can be done.I turned it over and ran the Scor tool on the back also to make the paper easier to fold…just my preference.After you have Scor’d your paper you will need to cut one of the ends off so that when you fold the paper it lines up properly.This is what your paper will look like after you have folded it up accordion style.  Don’ try to hold it all in your hand, just make sure you keep folding in the right direction.After you are done folding-glue the ends together-they will match up perfectly if you have cut off one of the ends.  Be sure to have the design you want showing on the inside of the circle as the picture shows.Here is where I used my glue dots but you can use any kind of glue.  I also have the small piece I cut off showing so you can see that I have only cut off 1/4″.Now you’re going to gather the strip of paper and hold it together kind of like a small cupcake holder and set it onto whatever you have chosen to use for your base.  Be sure to press down so that it sticks good and doesn’t pop back off.While you are still holding this just push the paper out and down at the same time.  Your glue will hold it in place now.  You will then need another 1″ punch out to cover the top.Since I had used Halloween type paper I punched out a pumpkin.
As I said, this is just the second one I made but I think the possibilities are endless.  For my next one I will definitely try a scallop on the outside and decorating the middle with something more than just a pumpkin face.
I hope you enjoyed this little lesson.  Please let me know what you think.
Hugz,
Cheri

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Want to Win 1000 Sheets of Paper??

Well here’s how you can win all of that paper and some really awesome stamps too.  Just visit Amy and you can see how to get your name in on the drawing too.

This is what 1000 sheets of paper looks like…..and as if that isn’t enough she is also giving away some awesome stamps that you definitely want a chance at.

Just visit Amy by Friday September 3rd to get your name in on the drawing.  While you’re there you can read all about all of the other little prizes she is giving away.  It’s well worth your time!  After you sign up though be sure to cruise her blog and check out her work because you will be in for a treat.  Good luck to all!

Hugz to All,
Cheri

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WooHoo Another Entry For Me!


Wow…I can’t believe it.  Two posts in one day for me.  I know I’ve done it before but it has been a while.  See what motivation can do for me???  As you can see it’s another Sugar Nellie for the Sugar Bowl .  This one is Manga Girl #2 and made up in Sketch #36.
I have made her on Stampin Up cardstock Tempting Turquoise & Cameo Coral.  The Dp is K & Co Winterlude and DCWV Mariposa Matstack (the butterfly).  Again colored with copics E00, E11, R20, R22, R24, R29, C1, C3, C4, C9 spicas red, silver and pitch black.
Sorry the picture isn’t very good but I am losing the light here and I had to get this picture taken.
Nite All….

I tried my darndest to get this one finished on time too but it didn’t quite make it.  Isn’t she a cutie anyway?  I had actually missed the cutoff by about a minute…as the phone was ringing and I was loading this picture into my netbook.  Oh well, she isn’t any good for the contest but I’m sure I can find some use for her.
Thanks for looking….Hugz to all,  Cheri

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Time to Play in the Sugar Bowl Again!

Hello to all…I just wanted to get this card posted in time to compete in the Sugar Bowl!  I know I’ve had plenty of time to get something done but life get’s in the way sometimes(-:  That’s why I have set goals for myself to participate in challenges.  This layout is from CHALLENGE 30!

Anyway, this is my Manga Girl #1 from Sugar Nellie.  I used Bazzill cardstock and the DP is Cloud 9 Harvest Holiday.  The saying is from JustRite-Witch Way to the Treats and I used my Stampin Up scalloped punch around it.  She was colored with copics:  E000, E00, E21 R20, Y23, YR23, E35, E33, YG03, V17, C0 and Spicas melon, gold, clear lavender and buttermilk.

I hope the rest of you have taken the time to enter the challenge because the prizes are great and all of their stamps are top quality.

Hugz,
Cheri

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Happy Anniversary TGF!!!!

Well….today’s the big day everyone’s been waiting for.  It’s been 2 years since The Greeting farm has been with all of us, or we’ve been with them, either way it’s been a great time of growing. Make sure to start at TGF Blog to see a list of all the participants and all the details!

Remember, there are PRIZES to be had! TGF is giving away THREE sets of the ENTIRE release to three random commenters WHO ARE PARTICIPATING in tonight’s hop. In addition, there areFIVE Cupcake Anya digis up for grabs to random commenters whether or NOT they participated…so get out there and see everyone’s AWESOME creations.

There have been many additions to the line over the past two years so you have many different choices to fit your own personal style.  For this Blog Hop I have chosen PENNY WITCH because I fell in love with this cute little mouse.

Penny Witch is made of Stampin Up Always Artichoke, Basic Black, and Bazill Purple cardstock.  The DP is DCWV Fall Glitter Stack ’09, Debbie Mumm Holiday ’09, K & Company Jen Yanouk.

Colored with Copics:  Colorless blender, C0, C2, C4, C8, C9,  R20, RV000, RV32, RV34,  YR16, YR18,  YG63,  V17 was painted with colorless blender in an aqua brush.  Copic spicas used are clear, gold, silver, pitch black, blossom, orange, melon (green), lavender.

This is a day of first’s for me.  My first blog hop…yeah!  Also my first attempt at a Tri-Fold Card.  This card looks a little plain on my blog but in person it is just full of glitter and personality.  I don’t know if it’s my camera or the person taking the pictures..lol.

I apologize for all of the photos but I didn’t know any other way to give you the full effect of the card.

Now hurry on over to The Greeting Farm for your next step along this awesome blog hop.  I know it’s going to be a busy day for everyone so be sure to grab something to drink and a few munchies to get you through.

Remember you have until 11:59 am central time, Monday, August 2, to complete the hop since there are so many stops along the way. They will announce the winners on TUESDAY’s post.

Happy hopping everyone and good luck to all!

Hugz,

Cheri

TGF 2yr Anniversary Blog Hop - August 1st

THE GREETING FARM BLOG HOP IS HERE!!!!

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My First Greeting Farm Challenge Entry!

Well, I have talked about trying to blog more and make more cards.  I figured the best way to do that is to put myself on deadlines with challenges.  So far I am doing so so, I see more challenges than I can possibly keep up with.  I decided to try one for The Greeting Farm…which is a first for me.

The challenge was Farm Fresh Fridays – Floss It.  You had to add floss, string, twine or something you could tie to your card.  I added the buttons to the corners and tied bows with twine.  Not very inventive but it worked for me.

This was colored with my copics and copic spicas.  I pulled out so many DP’s I don’t honestly remember which one I used.  The blue card was from a pack I bought at JoAnn just called blue.  Other assorted blues just to make a variety.  I know not a lot of information.  I’ll try to do better in the future (-:

This posting is actually late because the entry was Friday 7/28.

I’ll be back tomorrow for my very first blog hop!!!!  Until then everyone have a great night.

Hugz,

Cheri