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Monday, September 22, 2008

A Little Pick up

Jerry and I have a camping friend who suffered a stroke about a month ago and needless to say, he is having a hard time staying "up", so I thought he could use a "little pick up." This SU set called Loads of Love is such a versatile set and I love everything about it. I used to have trouble masking and getting everything in the right place, but I am catching on. I hope this one never retires!
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Cheryl

Another birthday card

Isn't this just the cutest card? Jen Young from Pieces of Me sent me this card as a part of JT's Birthday RAK club. I have toyed with buying this set, but there are other things that I buy and this gets put on the back burner. I sure do like it tho. Thank you Jen for helping to make my birthday special.
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Cheryl

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hidden message slider card-boy edition


I thought our grandson could use a card to celebrate his first day of school and this is what I came up with. It is using a set from Inque boutique as well as the paper from that company. I love Inque Boutique stamps as their indexing makes them very easy to use and get good placement. this is a very cute card design and fun to make.
Thanks for checking in on me today.
Cheryl

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hidden message slider card


I made this cute card for my sister. The thinking of you message is hidden under the heart panel and you pull the tag on the right side to pull it out. It is made with the SU set Always. I CASED this from someone but can't remember who--if it is yours, let me know and I will give you credit. I should write these things down.
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Cheryl

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Butterfly Kisses

I cased this card from Sara Paschal. I stamped the butterfly twice--once on the cardstock and once on the vellum and I cut the velum out and layered it on top with a glue dot. I love the brown cardstock from SU. Of course I don't remember the name of it, but it is retired. I would love to buy some of the PTI cardstock with the butterflies on it.
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Cheryl

Monday, September 15, 2008

Our Daily Bread designs angel stamp

I won blog candy from Angie at www.quackingcreations.blogspot.com and it was this awesome angel stamp from Our Daily Bread. I stamped off one of the Lockhart Angel stamps under the sentiment. I am in love with angel stamps and can't have enough of them. This card is going to my sister who is recuperating from cervical surgery. I hope she likes it.
Thanks so much Angie for the wonderful blog candy.
Thanks for checking in on me today.
Cheryl

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Paper quilted card

I have had such a good time making different cards with different techniques. I am actually quite adventurous even tho I never thought I was. I didn't finish this card off as I am not sure who I will send it to and what the occasion would be so the circle with the sentiment on it will go on the top circle. This was such a fun technique. I love the finished card and will make another one of these someday.
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Cheryl

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stampin' Up website for Mindy

Mindy has already received her Stampin' Up website and has worked so hard at personalizing it. Please go check it out if you would. I would appreciate it very much. She is so excited and has so many ideas to make her club special and fun. The projects she has in mind to do will be unique and useful. I pray that this will be a success for her. Thank you all for your support of our daughter. Here is her link http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/craftersclubreading/mystory
Thanks for checking in on me today.
Cheryl

Try a new technique from Splitcoast

I can't remember what this technique is called but it used a piece of acetate, Lumiere, and reinkers. I only have a couple of reinkers and they are not SU, so I am not real happy with the color of this. I really wanted pink and it is lavender. I wish you could see the shine and also the embossing that I did with a cuttlebug folder. I think I will send this to my sister in law for her birthday. It is quite pretty in person even tho I don't care for the color.
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Cheryl

Friday, September 12, 2008

Big Announcement

I am so happy for our daughter, Mindy. She has decided to come over to the "crafting" side of life and has joined Stampin' Up as a demo. She is very excited about hosting workshops in her home as well as having a club that meets monthly. That is how I got started in my stamping and it has really blessed my life. I told her that I would spread the word and I hope that those of you who read my blog will go visit her blog and wish her the best as well as if you are in Reading, PA or near to her or have an interest in a long-distance club, will consider joining her in her new venture. Thanks.
Here is the link to her blog. http://craftersclubreadingpa.blogspot.com/
Thanks for checking in and please tell Mindy that you heard about it from me!!!
Cheryl

Lunch money tin


Mindy had called and said that our grandson needed a way to keep his lunch money and bowling money while he was in school and had seen this altoid tin made into a little money tin. I said I would be more than happy to make one, so here is what I came up with. The stamp on the front is from Melanies stamp set "What's in your tin" that is available at Gina K designs. The little robot stamp is from Inque Boutique as well as the paper that I used. I couldn't figure out how to get the robot on the front and I didn't really have any "boy" stamps that would work, so here it is. Our grandson can print his name on it himself.
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Cheryl

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Corrected website

I made a mistake with Julies web address in the last post and wanted to make sure that I fixed it because her post is really worth looking at and seeing her pretty rose. It is certainly better than mine, but I am still happy with mine. Her website is www.paperpleasing.typepad.com and the link directly to the rose post is http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/07/anniversary-rose.html
Thank you Julie--sorry about the mistake.
Cheryl

Anniversary card

I needed to make an anniversary card for my parents and I had seen this beautiful paper rose on www.paperpleasingideas.typepad.com and fell in love with it. She had a great tutorial on how to do it and I followed it to a T so this is a complete CASE from Julie!! I really love how it turned out. I used Happy Anniversary from PTI, I think it was the papertrey set. I don't have many stamps for an anniversary.
Thanks for looking in on me today.
Cheryl

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Camping at Willowtree Resort outside of Myrtle Beach

We spent the weekend at Willowtree Resort in Longs, SC which is just outside of Myrtle Beach, SC. This is our view from the rear of our camper. We had rented a site by the Lake and we had our own hot tub ( We didn't use but our son did). I do believe this is the nicest campground that we have ever been to. It was just about empty last weekend due to tropical storm Hanna coming thru but we were brave and stayed in the camper and as you can see, after the storm, it was well worth it as the weather was perfect.
This is what we love to do with our camper. We put the rear tail gate down and secure it as a deck. We decided to have dinner on the deck and here the dogs and I are waiting for Jerry to bring us our dinner. How perfect.
Here is our camper with Jerry stowing the jeep in the rear of it. It is always so sad to leave such a beautiful place. We do have 2 more trips to this campground planned. If you do RV, and you live within driving distance to this campground, I would have to highly recommend it.
Thanks for checking in on us.
Cheryl

Another faux silk

I made a couple different faux silk pieces and I really like this one the best. This is made from the stamp set "Roses in Winter" which is my all time favorite set and it is discontinued from SU. I am not sure that the green thanks punch piece goes with it, but all in all, I love this card. Thanks for checking in on me today.
Cheryl

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Faux silk

I had to make a couple thank you cards for my birthday gifts and thought I would try a new technique so faux silk it was. I had this Serene Sunflower stamp set for the longest time and it had never seen ink, so it was time to use it as well as the punch box. I glittered the faux silk piece up for a little bling and off it went to my sister!!

Some personal stuff--our camper sits at Myrtle Beach waiting for us to arrive tonite so that we can go see Kenny Rogers at the Alabama Theater but it looks to me that Hanna is going to arrive and spoil our fun. I am not sure exactly what we will do but we may just pull the camper home tomorrow. I hate that we are wasting one of my husband's precious vacation days but it can't be helped. Please pray for our safety. Thanks.
Thank you for checking in on me.
Cheryl