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Wow, just started looking around at cards again today and I can’t believe the blog candy being offered out there. Ruby is offering two candies to celebrate joining the Magnolia Sweden DT…how cool is that!
To get in on this totally awesome offer you only have until May 1, 2012. So you better get cracking and hop on over there to check it out. As I already said she is offering 2 prizes and I have only shown you one of them.
Good luck to all.
Hugz,
Cheri

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Awesome Magnolia Blog Candy Being Offered!

From now until Friday May 25, 2012 you have the opportunity to win one of these lovely Maggie’s from Cathy’s Creative Place just by dropping in and leaving a comment. Please check them out…I’m sure you all love the Maggie’s just as much as I do.

Now I just have to get healthy and stay that way so that I can make a few cards again. I sooo miss making cards. I have decided if I can’t make them for a couple more months I am at least going to start stockpiling ideas and supplies for when I’m up to it again.

Hugz to all,
Cheri

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Another Sugar Nellie Challenge!

I had this card done and mailed out over a week ago because it was for a Halloween Birthday. I haven’t supplied the deets for this card yet because unfortunately I have been under the weather for weeks now and just can’t seem to kick it. Anyhoo, I do want to try to participate in a few challenges and I just love the Sugar Bowl Challenge. All of the deets for this card are written down for me to add later, but I did use Stampin Up Cardstock, K & Co DP and Copics for coloring.I hope to participate in more challenges soon since I have a nice collection of Hanglars going on along with my Maggies but I just don’t feel like I have the ability to compete out there. I feel like a wee one with all of that talent floating around~smile~
I hope you enjoy my card…the 10 year old boy who got it loved it:-)
Hugz,
Cheri

p.s. be sure to check out the Sugar Nellie blog where they have all kinds of new releases going on!!! I just can’t wait to get my itchy fingers on the new Simply Adorable stamps!

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My Sugar Nellie’s Came Today!

I have been waiting for my order to complete my card for Challenge #45  at the Sugar Bowl and when it finally came today I fell in love with this stamp!!

I had ordered the whole set of Sassy Girls figuring that I would definitely use one of those….waiting on pins and needles when they come on the very last day of the challenge, right, but I really had to use one of the stamps from this set since the theme was Autumn.


I guess I’ll use one of my girls next go round. Here is my card, hope you like it.  I will be back later with all of the deets on it.  For now I have to go fix dinner.

Hugz,
Cheri

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A New Sugar Nellie Card

Hello all….Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while.  I have just gotten over pneumonia, bronchitis (still coughing though) and a serious, nasty sinus infection.  Let me tell you…it definitely kicked my butt.

Anyhoo, I just finished a card for my Grandaughters birthday and thought I would share it with you.  I just love all of the Sugar Nellie stamps but these Manga girls are adorable.My camera skills need a little work…or a lot I guess LOL.  This picture really doesn’t capture the personality of the card.

Mia, our granddaughter, is a princess…just ask her!  So the only color that will work for this princess is PINK.

Unfortunately there are things on the card that you probably can’t really see.  I made it a point to make the image sit exactly on the edge of the bottom layer of paper.  Also I used glossy accents to puff up her hair bow and then I ended up pretty much hiding it by framing the Manga image.  I have texturized her boots with copic blending solution on a piece of old terry cloth. Last I framed her to set her off and make her kind of pop out at you…which worked but I had to soften that just a bit with some whitewashing on the borders  of the frame.

I then added gems with my new I-Rock tool, to the top of the frame to make it kind of look like a Crown.  Last but not least I added this awesome flower that I received from Jacque. It’s from Wild Orchid flowers and I just added a little yellow stickles to give it some zip.

Materials used: Stampin Up Pink Pirouette cardstock, the DP is DCWV Sweet Stash. I used Nestabillities Labels 10 and Imaginisce assorted bling and the tool. Wild Orchid Paper Flower.

Copics used: E000 E00 E21 R20
RV000 RV11 RV14 RV34 RV09
Y21 Y23 YR21 YR23
E35 E29 E25

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my SugarNellie card made with the sweet little Manga Girl image. I gladly accept any and all comments where I need to improve.  Please take the time to let me now what you think of my card and what I could do to improve it.

I’m going to enter this card in a new challenge group called Southern Girls Challenge where the challenge right now is Anything Goes!  In case you’ve never been here before that is my goal…to enter challenges since I’m very new to them.

Hugz,

Cheri

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A New Artist is in Town!

There is a new artist recently discovered by Sugar Nellie and her name is Krista.
She was running a contest  asking for ideas for drawing new characters and the winner would receive a completed drawing. Of course I entered my idea like many  others….but…I won!!!!!

It would be so exciting if the house of sugar picked this up as one of their stamps since they are the only reason I had even heard of Krista and her amazing work. They are going to have other stamps designed by Krista available at Funky Kits very soon so be sure to check them all out.

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You can check it all out at Kristas’s blog and see some of her other awesome artwork too.

Hugz,

Cheri

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Hello to All..Fellow Stamper Needs Our Help!

I know I have been a very bad blogger lately but I have been quite sick with pneumonia, bronchitis and a sinus infection.  When I get sick I do it up right(-:

I have been on the computer very little because I just have not had the energy to look around.  I have been a total couch potato…and I don’t even watch t.v. so as you can well imagine it has been a very long few weeks.

Anyway I didn’t come on here to whine I wanted to write about a fellow stamper that needs our help.  Alison’s father has recently had a stroke and like many people at this time needs a helping hand.  We all know the crafting world is huge and  our love for one another, I believe, is beyond compare.  So please visit Alison’s blog and give her your love and your help.

She is offering a wonderful bargain of digi images for $10 with all of the money going to help take care of her fathers many medical expenses.

You can purchase this set at the Stretch & Bubbles Blog.

I know you will be as touched by this as I am and you will feel wonderful for helping out.  So open your heart and send her a hug.

Take Care
&
God Bless,
Cheri

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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