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Monday, November 17, 2008

Dreams du Jour-part 5

I have not had this much fun in a long time. This is the last card of the class and I wish it weren't over. I get such satisfaction from a completed card (even if it isn't perfect) and hope that whoever receives it gets as much. Mindy did a terrific job with the class and I am looking forward to many more. I wish more of you were in her area of Reading, PA and could take advantage of this. Maybe she will do a class by mail if anyone is interested. Contact me if you are interested in something like this. She would do an awesome job.
Thanks for looking in on me and following this creation. I had a ball.
Cheryl

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dreams du Jour-part4

Don't you just love the butterflies on this card? The one on the bottom corner is loaded with sparkle as it has dazzling diamonds on it. Who wouldn't love to get this card? What an awesome class.
Part 5 tomorrow.
Cheryl

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dreams du Jour-part 3

Here is the second card from the Dreams Du Jour class that Mindy taught. It uses the new scalloped square punch. I adore that Bella Rose DP. It is so pretty. Colored with the blender pen and classic inks.
Thanks for looking in--part 4 tomorrow.
Cheryl

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dreams du Jour-part 2

Here is the first card that I made. It is made with the new color Pink Piroutte and the Bella Rose DP. I love this. I think the chocolate chip just sets it off. the coloring is done with the classic inks and blender pen.
Tomorrow I will share the next card.
Thanks for looking in and thank you Mindy for such a great class.
Cheryl

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sorry

I made a mistake in posting part 5 now--it was scheduled to be posted on the 18th, but as you can see, it was done now. I am sorry but this way you got to see 2 of the cards today!!! I hope Blogger doesn't mess me up again. Thanks for understanding.
Cheryl

Dreams du Jour--part 1

Here is the closeup of the Dreams du Jour card holder box that I made in Mindy's class. I think it is very pretty. I will post individual photos of the cards in the next few days.
Thanks for looking in.
Cheryl

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Camping at Banjo Creek

We spent the weekend at a campground not far from home and here is our site. It was a spectacular weekend and so relaxing. We enjoyed a campfire and dinner with friends and I even got time to actually clean the camper like I want. Here is Jerry waving to me from the front. I could just stay there longer. I love nature.
Thanks for reading.
Cheryl

Dreams du Jour

This is just a teaser to show you what I have been working on. Mindy has a class on making this box and cards with the Dreams du Jour stamp set from SU. Rather than show you the cards close up right now, I will show a few each day. This set is made from the new in colors and also the Bella Rose Designer paper (which I love!!). It has been such fun to make. So, I hope you will check back in to see the cards up close and personal!
Thanks for looking in on me.
Cheryl

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jerry's birthday

This was Jerry's big 60 birthday so I made him a card. Inside it says "You're not old, you're a classic!" I think he liked it. Now we are both 60 and that makes me happy. We had some friends in for dinner and had his favorite--boiled dinner with cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions, and smoked sausage, plus my friend made him a chocolate cake with white icing (which he requested) and peanut butter icing on half (which we girls wanted). It was a nice evening.
The stamps on this card were from Clear Dollar Stamps. They stamp so well and the price is right.
Thanks for looking in.
Cheryl

Friday, November 7, 2008

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning!!!!

Here is why I adore North Carolina. It just doesn't get any better than this. Our back yard this morning is just ablaze with color.
Thanks for looking in.
Cheryl

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Counting my Blessings

I almost CASED this card directly from Debbie at Thinking Inking. I fell in love with her design and the colors are spectacular. I didn't have the exact colors she had so I substituted SU colors. She used all PTI cardstock. But I did have the stamp set First Fruits so could pretty much do it. I love how it turned out.
And I am counting my blessings as I got out Jerry's old camera and charged the battery and crossed my fingers and it worked!!!! So, I am back in business again. I still can't imagine how I lost my cute little camera but this is ok for now.
And today I feel better. I picked up Abby's ashes yesterday so it was a rough day for me, but today I feel that a veil of depression has been lifted and my mind is clear once more. It has been a rough time lately.
Thanks for checking in and I will be posting another card that I made for Jerry's birthday tomorrow. I think it is a cute one.
Thanks for checking in with me today. I am thankful.
Cheryl

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I don't know what to title this post as I am just a mess!! Not only have I lost my precious dog Abby, but now I think I am losing my mind as well! I can not find my camera anywhere. I was ready to take a photo of a card I made today and couldn't find my camera. I have searched all afternoon. I can not imagine where it is. I am praying that it just turns up because what is a blog without a camera to take photos to post. With Jerry's lack of job security right now, I don't feel that I can just go out and buy a new camera so not sure what I am going to do. Anyhow, sorry I don't have photos for you. My card turned out pretty. I used First Fruits from Papertray ink. That is such a pretty set.
Hope to be back soon with photos.
Cheryl

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Now some great news

Amongst all the sadness that I have had this week comes this very bright spot. Our son and his girlfriend got engaged and are planning a Dec. 27th wedding. We love our future DIL and can't be more thrilled. So, I got my head together and made this card for them to celebrate. Our son deserves happiness and I know they will have it together. Isn't it nice that when you are at a low point, that something happens to lift you up?
Thanks for reading.
Cheryl

Life goes on!

I thought if I waited a few days that I would be able to write this without tears in my eyes, but it just isn't happening. I had to have my precious Westie, Abby, put down on Wed. the 29th of Oct. It was by far the hardest thing I have had to do yet but I could see that she was beginning to be in pain and nothing could be done for her. The vet office met me with hugs and my sweet vet, Dr. Jones, was so compassionate. I feel so bad for others that have to do this, but as my vet said, "This is the most loving gesture that you have ever done for Abby." I take comfort in that. I will be receiving her ashes and they will stay with me. I miss her so much.
Thanks for reading.
Cheryl