Saturday, July 31, 2010

Video on my Post-it Notebooks!

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend so far! Todays post is on My Post-it Notebooks! Ive encluded a Video below to show you how easy these are to make!
On my Post-it Notebook shown here today Ive used this SWEET Isabella Beach Girl Stamp from Alota Rubber Stamps!!! Isnt she just tooooo CUTE??!!!!!


Challenges Ive entered my Post-it Notebook:
SCS IC/Birdhouse Blessings(My Inspiration is from HERE
Treehouse Stamps challenge/Seeing Spots and Dots(Isabella's swimsuit)
Crafty Creations/Summer Lovin'
Wee Memories/Chipboard( I used Matteboard for my Post-it front &back cover)



My Video on Post-it Notebooks!

Hope you enjoyed todays video on my post-it notebooks! Thank you for stopping by and looking and have a lovely weekend!
Hugs,
Cheryl
Alota Stamps can be found HERE(they come mounted or unmounted, just add to cart and then change to unmounted there)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Think INK challenge #25 & Video on Crinkled Dp!

Hello everyone and Happy Friday to all! Todays card was designed for Artful INKables Think INK Challenge #25 Background Challenge and several other challenges!
Also
Ive encluded a Video on "Crinkle DP"

On my card I used this sweet set called "Sew You" from Artful INKables! The background DP I made using the Crinkle technique. I've done this technique in the past but had to take pictures to share , so now I wanted to update that tutorial with a video. You can view my video below!! :) Hope you enjoy it :)

I love the sentiment that I used and there are others in this sweet set found HERE!! I added some ribbon,parts of swirls, and some roses to complete my card.

Challenges my card was designed for:
Artful INKables/Design your own background paper
PaperPlay Challenge/Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge Blog/Going dotty(I added dots to the frame, and pearls)
Treehouse Thursday Challenge/Seeing spots and dots!(my dots around the frame)
Blackleaf Designs/Use up your scraps(my dp)
GlitterBabe/Stitching
Video on Crinkle Dp!!!



Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed the video on the Crinkled DP!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Sweet Monkey Love" Alota Rubber Stamps

Goodmorning everyone!
Todays post is with Alota Rubber Stamps, and these sweet Monkeys! These are the monkeys my Dear Hubby used on my Birthday card that he made just for me, and I just love them!
The monkeys were stamped 2 times on white cardstock, and then cut out and placed over the 1st stamped image. I colored them both with copics, and then added stickles to her dress and bow, and then his shorts. Tooo cute they are :) Sweet Monkey Love....LOL

The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I thought this ribbon was perfect for this card :) The Love and hearts are from the Martha Stewart punch, and the scallop oval frame is from SU! and its placed on the spellbinder frame.
Challenges for my card are:
Stamp Simply/Two's Company(2 bows,2 monkeys,2 hearts,2 gems, 2 different stitches,2 different frames)
Creative Inspiration/Anything Goes(Sets of 2's) 2 monkeys,2 bows,2 hearts,2 gems,2 different stitches!
Hand Full of Stamps/Punch the stress out!

Supplies Used:
Copics to color/Stickles to glitz
Cardstock-AC
Tags-SU! scallop oval/spellbinder frame
Sewing,gems,punch(for love and hearts)
Hope you will Join us at Alota Rubber Stamps "Glitter & Pearls" Challenge!!! To see more info HERE!! :)

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

For You!

Hello everyone todays card was designed for the ABC Toys and Crafts Paper Piecing Challenge!
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, I know mine was great!!! :)

On my card I used:
Stamp-Sarah Kay from ABC Toys and Crafts Store!
Sentiment Penny Black "Tiny Wishes"
Scorpal 29.99 right now!! Awesome Price! :)
Vintage Lace/and ribbon
flower,pearls,and sewing

I just LOVE this DARLING image and it was super easy to paper piece as well! the dress was done with dp that was sent to me a couple years back in a RAK!

The ribbon was given to me by my Mom, and the lace is some Vintage lace I picked up!

Challenges Ive entered my card into are:
Practical Scrappers/to use 7 or more items!(CS,DP,LACE,RIBBON,FLOWER,SWIRLS,IMAGE,SEWING,SENTIMENT!)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts/Summer Days Challenge#2
Wee Memories/Simon Says Stamp!
The Stamp Man Challenge/Anything Goes(My card with Paper Piecing)
Stampavie and More/Anything goes
Lexi's Creations/Paper Piecing
Mami Doodles/Anything Goes(my card with Paper Piecing)

Mami Doodles/Anthing Goes(my card with Paper Piecing)


Thank you for looking and enjoy your week!!!!
Also Hope you will join us for ABC Toys and Crafts Paper Piecing Challenge!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Birdhouse Giftset"Cindy Loo Cartridge"

This is a Birdhouse Giftbag & Card! I made this set for my Mom's Birthday and for my post for Scrapbookpal.com using the "Cindy Loo" Cartridge & Cricut Expressions!!!

To make the Card you will need:
Cindy Loo Cartridge Cricut Expression Machine
Pink,brown, and white cardstock
Embellishments:ribbon(Really Reasonable Ribbon),lace,buttons,roses,trims,swirls,and butterfly gem, stamp for sentiment!

Step 1-birdhouse(page 67)
Pink Cardstock 12 x 12 cut at 5 3/4 (FIT TO PAGE ON) (BORDER ON)(REAL DIAL SIZE ON) this will be the card base!
Step 2

Brown cardstock 12 x 12 TURN OFF (FIT TO PAGE)(BORDER)(REAL DIAL SIZE)
Now hit shift key and key THIS WILL BE FOR THE LAYER OF THE BIRDHOUSE FRONT OF CARD!
Step 3
Follow step 1 using brown cardstock this will be the inside of card(this will make it sturdy)
Step 4
Pink cardstock (shift ) for inside layer cut at 7 1/2 inch
Step 5
white card stock cut at 7 1/2 inches (once cut then take scissors and cut across the bottom of the white birdhouse to fit to inside!
Step 6
Branches(pg 48)
(shadow on)(real dial size on)1 1/4 inch cut 6 (set aside 3 for giftbag)

Make sure to score your card, and then attach layers, this card and giftbag are super simple to make and you will have alot of fun doing this project I know I did!! :)

I glued all lace,ric rac,trim, buttons,flowers,leaves and bow to card front. I then added some swirls.

For the inside I used more lace,ric rac,ribbon,roses,and trim. I then added a frame with happy birthday stamped and a gem butterfly. I left the left inside page white so there would be room to write.
TO MAKE THE BIRD-HOUSE GIFT BAG:
Using Cindy Loo Cardtridge
Step1
12 x 12 pink cardstock cut 2 at 7 3/4 inch page 67 (you can get both pinks for front and back)
Step 2
12 x 12 brown hit( shift )then cut 2 at 7 3/4
Step3
You should have 3 extra branches from step 6 on the card cuttings!
Now you will want to Decorate to your liking :)
Step 4
cut piece of pink cardstock to measure 3 1/4 x 10 1/2 this will be the bottom of your birdhouse giftbag
Step 5
score at 1/2 inch along the length (10 1/2 ) then flip and score again at 1/2 along other side
Step 6
score at 3 1/2 inches, then at 6 inches
step 7
cut like I did in picture below and then add double sided sticky tape like in picture ! do this to both sides!



I wanted to add some pictures so you could see how I put this together! I love the giftbag and card I think they turned out DARLING and my Mom LOVED them tooo!!!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock(pink brown,white)
Ribbon(Really Reasonable Ribbon)Lace,swirl pearls,buttons,flowers,trim,

I hope you like todays project, I know I had alot of fun making these, and hope you give it a try too!!!
Thank you for looking and enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Cheryl
Also dont forget to stop by the Scrapbookpal Blog to see all the DT's Work!!! Have fun!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another Bookmark with "Storybook Cartridge"

Hello everyone I wanted to share another bookmark made for today! I did used the Storybook Cartridge for the frames again :) 

The larger frame is cut a 4 1/4 (for the verse) and the smaller one  is at 3 inches(cluster of flowers) I cut the each of the layers 1/2 inch smaller!!

I love the look of the yellow and orange together, and I used the last of my favorite dp, i had been saving this piece and thought what the heck....LOL

I airbrushed around the frames, and then added dots with the white gel roll pen from Scrapbookpal.com!

The rosettes are handmade by me and I do have a video Tutorial HERE for you to view if you like. You will only need to make 1 of the rosettes for these flowers!!!

I added ribbon, and flowers to complete my bookmark :)


challenges my bookmark was designed for:
SCS Inspiration Challenge
Practical Scrappers/To use your stash that is 1 year or older(my dp,and ribbon
Wee Memories/Summer Fun
Paper Sundaes/Make your own flowers(my rosettesbehind the small flowers)
Paper Playtime/Flower Power
The Stamp Man/Anything Goes(Bookmark)
Creatalicious Challenge/3-D my bookmark)
Charisma Cardz Challenge/Anything but square!
Stampavie/Anything Goes(Bookmark)

Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expressions Machine(Scrapbookpal.com)Awesome Prices!
Storybook Cartridge(Scrapbookpal.com)
Stamps/Papertrey
Gel pen White(Scrapbookpal.com)Only .90 cents
Ribbons,flowers,Handmade Rosettes(by me) Tutorial link above!
cardstock/scrap dp!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sweet! & 3-D Sizzix Flowers

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday to all!!!! Todays Artful INKable card is done with Spot on Summer Set! I also used the 3-D Flowers from Sizzix!!
This set is soooo SWEEEET!!! I love the flowers,and all the other wonderful stamps that come in this set. to view the "Spot on Summer" set click HERE!!

Now the flowers are made with the 3-D sizzix die, and they are airbrushed as well. Love the look of the flowers, and then I added pearls to the centers :)

The tag is from Quickutz! Lastly I added some ribbon, and a little bow treatment that was sent to me by a Dear Friend Helene!!! Thank you hun!!! :)

 Here is a close up of the flowers!!!

Challenges Ive entered my card into are:
Crafty Creations/Happy or Sweet!!! I chose SWEET!!!
Practical Scrappers/To use your Stash that is over 1 year old(My pearls, and dp)
Bunny Zoe/Summer Days
Wee Memories/Summer Fun
Lexi's Creations/Real or Faux Stitching
Mami Doodles/Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes/Make your own flowers(mine made with sizzix die, and airbrushed)

Supplies Used:
Stamps:Artful INKables, Dp:K&Company, Flowers:Sizzix 3-D, Embellishments:ribbon,pearls,tag,and little ribbon treatment,sewing!!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend!!!! Also I will be back this weekend with a video on how to do these flowers with felt!!! Fun!!!! :)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

3 Bookmarks for today!

3 Bookmarks for todays post!
Hope everyone is enjoying their day!!! Its been beautiful outside here, and a little hot, but LOVE that!!!
For todays post I wanted to share 3 bookmarks I made.
This 1st Bookmark
  was cut using the Cricut Expressions Machine, and the Storybook Cartridge from Scrapbookpal.com, Im sooo LOVING my new Cricut Expressions, and use it all the time! I love this cartridge tooo, since there are sooo many shapes you can cut, and layers tooo!!!
Supplies Used:
Stamps:Our Daily Bread Designs
Cardstock :Papertrey
Ribbon: The smaller pink checked is from RRR/Rosettes are handmade by me
Roses & Stick pen to embellish!!!


Bookmark #2
this one is made using the Spellbinders!!!
Supplies Used:
Spellbinders
Stamps:ODBD/papertrey
Copcs to airbrush
Ribbon: Large cream is very very old, others are Grosgrain and you can find them HERE at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!!
Flowers,rosette(handmade again by me),gems


3rd Bookmark!
The frames were cut with the Cricut Expressions, and the Storybook Cartridge!
Supplies Used:
Cricut/Storybook Cartridge from Scrapbookpal.com
Stamps: ODBD/TGF
Dp:Crafty Secrets/AC
Embellishments:Ribbons,flowers,gems,drops,airbrushing!

Challenges:
My Time to Craft Challenge/Check it Out!(Bookmark #1)
Stampavie and More/Anything goes(My Bookmark #1)
Paper Sundaes/Make your own flowers(THE ROSETTES ARE HANDMADE BY ME)
Paper Playtime/Flower Power(entering bookmark #1)
The Stampman Challenge/Anything goes(Bookmarks) #1 entered!
Creatalicious Challenge/3-D My Bookmarks
AIFactory challenge/Flower Frenzy

Thank you for looking and enjoy your day!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Monday, July 19, 2010

My Sweeet Lili "Sarah Kay Stamp"

Hello and Goodmorning to everyone! Also wanted to say Thank You all for the wonderful Birthday wishes!!!
This weeks ABC Toys and Crafts focus will be Sarah Kay! I just LOVE these sweeties!!
for my card today I used "My Sweet Lili" from Sarah Kay and Julie has sooo many sweet stamps to choose from.

She is stamped in Memento Black ink, on the Spellbinder frame. Then colored with copics, and I also airbrushed the frame too! Lastly I added some sparkle with stickles!

The Dp I used is Crafty Secrets "Earthy" pack, and I am in LOVE with the Crafty Secrets Line!!!

Challenges Ive entered my card into:
The Craft Den/Sparkle and shine)
Stamp with Sarah Kay/Anything Goes(Red,green and yellow)
The Town Scrapper/Anything Goes(Red,green,and yellow colors)
Totally Stampalicios/Your Best Friend!
Papertake Weekly/In the Garden
Bunny Zoe's Challenge Blog/Summer Days(my image)


Supplies Use:
Stamps: Sarah Kay"My Sweet Lili"
Color: Copics
Embellishments:Flowers,swirls,stickles,sewing

Save 10% off Sarah Kay Stamps this week July 18th-July 24th only!
Also FREEE Shipping on Clear Stamps Only!!! :)


To Visit ABC DT you can see all our work HERE at the ABC Design Blog!!!
Thank you for stopping by and looking!!
Have a lovely day :)
Hugs,
Cheryl

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hubby's Creation for Me!

OMGosh Im soooo SHOCKED, I was up taking a bath and Hubby was down in my craft room making me a Birthday card for my 40th ! How SWEEEET!!!! Thank you Hunny!!!! I love you!!! :)
He did an AWESOME job for having NO HELP on this! I love the Crafty Secrets DP and he used my FAVORITE Color PINK!!!!!! Also Love the Alota Monkeys they are sooooo CUTE :) and can be found HERE at Alota Rubber Stamps
 He also used 1 of my favorite trims!!!! The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Alota as well..

The other sentiments are from Artful INKables!!!!

Im entering hubbys hand made card into these challenges, since it fits whats called:
Allsorts/summerday
Totally Stampalicious/a splash of red!
Hanna and Friends/Celebrating

I think he did an AWESOME job on my Birthday card!!!
Thank you for looking and have a nice day!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Your Next Stamp DT Call Entry!

Hello everyone todays post is for Your Next Stamps DT Call that is going on right now! You have until Midnight EST on July 31st.
We are to share 3 of our favorite cards or projects!

I always have such a hard time picking my favorites! But these are 3 special cards!!!! Well Im adding another!! :)
My cards!
1st card- was designed for my sweet niece
2nd card -for my best friend
3rd card-I love this teddy!!! :)
4th-I love the image and this card was picked winner for 3challenges!! :)

Im going to apply for Your Next Stamp to try to become a full time Designer for their 6 month term! I came across their site, and LOVE the DARLING Stamps they carry and would LOVE to be part of their DT!!!!

If you would like to apply for YNS DT CALL visit them HERE!! :)

This is the inside of the 1st card!





I just had to add this one!!! I know this is more than 3 but this was a hard call for me :) hehehehe

 Inside of my 4th card!
 Thank you again for stopping by and have a lovely day!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Friday, July 16, 2010

God Bless You & Video on Unmounted stamps Storage!

My card was designed for Alota's Glitter & Pearls Challenge that is going on right now! I also designed it for several other Challenges as well. I will list them below :)
My card was also designed for these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps/Glitter & Pearls Challenge
The Crazy Challenge/Its Hip to be Square
Paper Sundaes/Lots of Layers!
Stampavie Challenge/Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T/Babies and Children

Supplies used for my card:
Color-copics
Paper Pieced (dress,shoes,bow,hair)
Embellishments-Ribbon,Roses(made with sizzix die)swirls, pearls for the centers of my roses!
Distressed the spellbinders scalloped circles with Cats Eye (Pink Pastel)Chalk

Video -Storing Unmounted Stamps

My Video on "How I store my Alota Unmounted Rubber Stamps"

Thank you for stopping by, and hope you enjoyed my video!!! Its a little shakey :( Sorry!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Thursday, July 15, 2010

You're the Cherry on Top!

Hello everyone, tonights card is for Artful INKables using this DARLING "Spot on Summer" stamp set from Artful INKables!!
Im LOVING this new set, and just had to use this darling Icecream cone! I stamped it 2 times, and colored both images, and then cut the one out and popped it off the other. The cherries are a button!

I then added flowers & Branches to the main image. The dp is basicgrey and all three layers have sewing on them. I added the sentiment to a spellbinders tag, and then airbrushed it, and added some gems.
Lastly I added lace for my bow, and 3 flowers!!

My card was designed for these challenges:
Artful INKables THINK INK CHALLENGE/Stitching
My Partner in Crafting Crime/Summertime(icecream)
Crafty Sentiments/2 dp(polka dots, and the pink)
Your next stamp/Flower power
Cowgirl Sunday Challenge/Icecream colors, and Sherbert!
Ann's Creative Nook/Anything goes!

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Get Well Soon!

Hello everyone, todays card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbons Inspiration challenge , and several others! My Inspiration came from the Rosettes on the dress below! So I made 4 rosettes using RRR!

I used 3 of the ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon July Kit! 1st is the Zebra Print , next is the Black and White Stitch 1/4 inch, and then the Gingham black and white! And then I used the 1.5" White Crochet Lace., you can find the pink satins and  HERE


My card was entered into these challenges :
Speedy the cats friends challenge/Punch it(used marvey punches for the scalloped circles)
Lexi's Creations Challenge/Use Faux or Real Stitching
Crafts and Me Challenges/Pink black and white
Crafty Ho's Challenge/Black, White and Pink!
La La Land/Black , white , and 1 other color(PINK)
Gingersnap Creations/Markers!(I used copics to color and airbrush)
Wild Orchid/Say it with flowers!
Crafty Sentiments/2 dp ( I used the distressed pink, and the polka dots)
CRAFT/Babies & Children

My Inspiration came from this Dress!!!( I made rosettes for my card above)

Supplies used for my card are as follows:
copics to color and airbrush
dp is scraps, cardstock AC
Swirls,gems,flower
Ribbon & Lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon found HERE
Rosettes are handmade with ribbon by me for my card!!!

TO VIEW MY 2-STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE RIBBON ROSETTES SEE HERE!
Thank you for looking and enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! You will want to grab a drink(coffee,tea,or whatever you like)and enjoy the show! All the RRR DT ladies have some wonderful projects to share with you for our hop!

I used the ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club! I love the polka dots
 all the wonderful ribbons that come in this Ribbon kit! I used Just the polka dots one, but there are sooo many other pretty ribbons.
 
Really Reasonable Ribbon has a special Ribbon Club (this is the ribbon I used for my card)more info on this, here is a link to the RRR Store!
 


Now hopefully you should have hopped on over from Trudy's Blog
Here is the complete list for today's hop!
Cheryl Walker

My card was entered into these challenges!
Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge/Punch it!(my borders )
Creative Card Crew Challenge/To die for(use a die) Spellbinders
Lexi's Creations/Use real or Faux stitching( I used real)
Little Red Wagon/Nestabilities
Flutter By Wednesday/use butterfly,fairy, or Angel( I used a butterfly)
Wild Orchid Challenge/Say it with Flowers



Really Reasonable Ribbon has sooooooo MANY BEAUTIFUL Ribbons to choose from and the prices are AWESOME! Dont forget you can check out the Ribbon Club(monthly assortment of ribbons) HERE

Your next stop on the RRR Blog Hop is Erika's Blog! Thank you for joining us, and hope you enjoy all the DT's Beautiful cards and Project's for todays hop!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Monday, July 12, 2010

Have a purr-fect day!

Happy Monday to all! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, I know I did :)This week the focus is Penny Black Stamps, and right now you can SAVE 15% off your entire order of Penny Black Stamps(clear or rubber) and FREE SHIPPING ON CLEAR STAMPS!!! AWESOME DEAL!!!
I juse love this set, there are sooo many stamps to choose from and today I chose to use the kitty with flower, and the sentiment!! I colored the kitty with copics, and then cut hime out. Next I airbrushed the frame and then added some dots to the pink frame

For the border I just punche the 1 side and flipped it and punched the other, then added ribbon, and sewing!! Lastly I embellished :)

For my card I used :
Martha Stewart Punch, Ribbon,Butterfly gem,rose, and a piece of swirl
Penny Black is 15% off right now!!!! Also FREE Shipping on clear stamps!

Challenges Ive entered my card into :
KL Stampin N Scrappin/Dry Embossing
Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge/Punch it!!
YNS/Flower Power
Craftalicious/CUTE!
Creative Card Crew Challenge/to die-for challenge(use a die)
Crafty Calendar Challenge/summer
Hanna and Friends/Unused stamps(my kitty is new)
Lexi's Creations/Real or Faux Stitching


 Crafty Secrets Design paper HERE!
 Also right now you can SAVE 15% off all Penny Black Stamps(Rubber & Clear)at the ABC Toys and Crafts Store!!!
FREE SHIPPING ON CLEAR STAMPS!!!!WOOOOHOOO THIS IS AWESOME!

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Cheryl