Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sew Fun!!! ** CCCB**

Hi all! I'm back with another creation for CCCB. This week our theme is "Sew Fun" brought to us by our hostess Linda. I think this theme is indeed "sew" fun! The challenge is to use sewing or the image of sewing on your project. Sew Fabulous!!
I can't wait to see all the projects that you all are going to create this week!
Once again our DT and Guest Designer, Amelia Khalik have come up with projects that are just sew lovely! So get on over to City Crafter Challenge Blog so you can be inspired! Linda is generously offering a beautiful prize package to the winner of this week's challenge. You won't want to miss the opportunity to win it. Sewwww...I hope you all have a truly lovely day!! Speaking of lovely days...I received some exciting news yesterday...mhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gify daughter who has been out serving as a missionary for our church in Paraguay has her flight plans to return home. She will be here on April 15!!! Is it just me or is the 18 months she will have served just flying by?!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Flower Show in New Jersey **CCCB**

We are off on a cyber adventure with our hostess, Kirsty, and she is taking us with her theme this week to a flower show in a city she once lived for 18 months - Jersey City, NJ. Your challenge this week is to use handmade flower(s) in your project. I can't wait to see what's blooming this week as you create these projects! You'll want to check out the flower show over at City Crafter Challenge Blog with the fabulous creations by the DT and our Guest Designer, Ira Huberts! The winner this week we be asked to Guest Design for City Crafter Challenge Blog!! Woohoo! Hope your day is coming up roses or whatever else your favorite flower is!! Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Fond Farewell *Sniff* to 2S4Y *Sniff, Sniff!*

Kazan's Farewell Sketch

Card for Kazan's Farewell Sketch

Laura's Farewell Sketch

I was invited this past week to participate in the final post of 2S4Y. I wish a fond farewell, a BIG THANK YOU, and sooooo much more to the AMAZING Laura and Kazan who started this wonderful challenge blog! Their blog is the reason I started a real interest in making cards. I was so privileged to have been on their DT and have rubbed shoulders with them and some of the FABULOUS designers who served during the same term as I did. Laura and Kazan are THE BEST...so talented and even more wonderful friends! I wish you both EVERY HAPPINESS in whatever you undertake! I hope you will ALL participate in this final post and wish them good luck and bid them a fond farewell! LOVE YOU BOTH!! I can not even begin to say how much this blog will be missed and I hope to see you both in blogland! BIG HUGS, Cheryl

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CCCB Ros's Sketch and Ros's Birthday!!!

Hi all!! I'm back today with another creation for the City Crafter Challenge Blog! Our hostess this week, Ros, is challenging us with her amazing sketch! I LOVE it!! *The vintage valentine image on my card can be found HERE...it is a free download! I hope you will play along, 'cause I know you are going to love it too! Wait until you see what the Design Team and our oh so fabulous Guest Designer, Tracy McDonald, have done with it...you are sure to be inspired! The absolutely generous Pixie Dust Paperie is this week's sponsor so you are going to definitely want to play along for a chance at the prize! ..........And, that is not all..........We are celebrating sweet Ros's birthday this week, as well!!

So come on over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and wish the oh so lovely Ros THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!! We'll see you there! Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy Peculiar People Day!!!

This post comes pretty much verbatim from a magazine article I just read. Did you know it was Peculiar People Day today?! I did not before I read this article. It struck me as amusing (probably because I'm a little peculiar myself) so I wanted to share it with you!:
"January 10 is Peculiar People Day. If you're wondering how best to celebrate this holiday, you may want to follow the lead of some of the most famous eccentrics.
Sir George Sitwell: Sir George had all the cows on his country estate painted with a blue and white Chinese willow pattern, and guests said he hung a sign on his house that read, "I must ask anyone entering the house never to contradict me or differ from me in any way, as it interferes with the functioning of my gastric juices and prevents my sleeping at night". (so true, so true...haha!)
William Buckland: (I find this one a little disturbing...ok, a LOT disturbing) A renowned paleontologist, William determined to eat every animal ever discovered. He assembled a managerie and then ate his way through every creature in it (creepy), which included a panther and bluebottle flies. His least favorite dining experience was the common mole, which he found unpalatable (I'll keep that in mind William)
Hetty Green: By far the richest woman in the world during her lifetime, this frugal "Witch of Wall Street" nonetheless always wore the same black dress, never turned on the heater or used hot water, and worked out of trunks and suitcases full of papers so she didn't have to pay rent for an office. She once tried to admit her son to a free medical clinic for the poor (also disturbing) after he broke his leg. She is the longstanding owner of the Guinness World Record title "World's Greatest Miser".

So go have a Peculiar Day (in a good way, of course) and celebrate your own peculiarities or all the peculiar people in your life today!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter White *CCCB Challenge*

In honor of all that snow yesterday (which is now gone for the most part)...our theme this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog is Winter White! I love the dazzling nature of a winter all draped in white...so that is your challenge...to drape your projects in all white, using just one other color as an accent! I can't wait to see your dazzling creations! You are going to LOVE the prize package from our wonderful sponsor Laura's Vintage Garden! I hope you have the opportunity to play along with us this week! Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, January 3, 2011

Winter Wonderland!

I know these photos seem like nothing to most of you, but I live in an area where it snows maybe once a year and doesn't stick to the ground. We are the place that people come in the winter to get away from the snow. To our surprise this morning we woke up to our own little winter wonderland. We had NO idea that snow was even in the forecast, so it truly was a surprise. Sorry, I have not been to visit your blogs. I'll be back in action starting tomorrow. Hope you all had a wonderful New Years and continue to have THE BEST YEAR EVER!! Hugs, Cheryl