Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Extra...Extra...Read All About it!! Hi ALL! I'm back as this week's hostess for City Crafter Challenge Blog and I'm EXTRA, EXTRA EXCITED to share my challenge with you!! I'm always wanting just a little EXTRA time in my life...aren't you?!! Well this year we don't just get a few more hours...we get ONE WHOLE EXTRA DAY!! Woohoo! I think that is worth celebrating...so in honor of that extra day we get tomorrow I thought we would have an EXTRA, EXTRA challenge. Your challenge is to you use
2-or more ribbons on your project and
9-or more words.
EASY! I was excited to use this photo of my oldest daughter and her family for my project. She had a collage of photos on her Christmas card and this is one of the photos. I just LOVE it! For some FABBY inspiration for your project look no farther than our Guest Designer, Ashley, and all our DT over at CCCB! Go check it out! Our prize this week is super cool...the winner will be one of our Guest Designers for CCCB! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! I know it will be EXTRA, EXTRA FABULOUS! Hope you have an EXTRA, EXTRA FANTABULOUS day today and enjoy your extra day tomorrow! HUGS, Cheryl

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's All Natural **CCCB**

Hi ALL! I'm always so happy when Tuesday rolls around and I get to share another City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge! Linda is our hostess this week and she brings us a color challenge. It is to use all natural colors. I'm not one the usually uses a lot of neutrals so this was indeed a challenge in the true sense for me. You are going to be AMAZED at the GORGEOUSNESS that was created from our Guest Designer, Svetlana and ALL of our DT! They really rocked it! You will definitely want to check out their work at CCCB! While you are there check out the super fabulous SPECIAL DEAL for CCCB readers from our AMAZING sponsor Pixie Dust Paperie! Hope you join us this week and go ALL NATURAL...can't wait to see what you create! HUGS, Cheryl

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just Sharing

Hi all! I have a little bit of exciting news to share...we got the paperwork from our church about our son coming home. He will be home on March 19th after being away for two years serving as a missionary!! That is four weeks from TODAY! Hooray!! I'll do a ten day countdown with a little give away like I did when my daughter came home last year when the time is closer. While I am in a sharing mood...here is a card I made this weekend...the weather is turning warmer here now (YEAH!!) and it puts me in the mood for some fun bright colors:

Hope you are having good news today to celebrate! HUGS, Cheryl

Friday, February 17, 2012

Say It's Not True!!!!

Ohhhhh my GOODNESS...tell me I must be dreaming...my little grandson is turning FIVE today!!! Like in...starting kindergarten in the fall FIVE!! I'm not quite sure who stole the time away, but I want to wish our sweet Tyler a SUPER FABULOUS BIRTHDAY!!!
He is WAY into Iron Man these days so I wanted to make him an Iron Man card. I found the Iron Man image on line and went from there. Please join with me in wishing my getting to be so big and grown up Tyler a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hugs ALL! Cheryl

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Preference Dance

Hi all! Just sharing some fun photos from my daughter's Preference Dance date last Saturday. She was with a really GREAT group of kids and had such a good time. They went repelling and had a picnic lunch Saturday afternoon and then came home and got ready for this fun "photo shoot". After the photo shoot they went out to dinner and a couple in the restaurant PAID for ALL of their dinners. Isn't that just the SWEETEST thing?! My daughter was so tickled that someone would do that. It just makes me want to do such a thing myself. So NICE and FUN! Then they came back to our house and played games for a bit and then went to the dance. I made two collages of the pics because I just loved them all so much and didn't want to leave any out. Thanks for letting me share! *You can click on the photos to see them larger. Hope you are having a WONDERFUL day! HUGS, Cheryl

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines!! **We Have TWINS.**..*The Perfect Pair....CCCB*

Inspiration Photo

My Card A

My Card B

Happy Valentine's Day ALL! It is not only Valentine's Day, but City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge time again! You know I LOVE to share our challenge each week. Kirsty is our hostess with this week's challenge .... The Perfect Pair!
We want you to make 2 cards that are identical but with different colors:
The 2 colors we want you to use are:


For this challenge, you will have to make 2 cards, one of each of the above colors as your main color, however, you are allow to pick up other colors from the inspiration photo, e.g. a bit of cream, or white, or green etc. Remember! The main color of your card has to be the above 2 colors! I kind of messed up on this challenge and my twins were more fraternal than identical... but I know you all will do better and make your twins identical! For better and absolutely FABULOUSLY BEAUTIFUL examples go on over to CCCB and view the work by our Guest Designer, Lilia, and ALL of our DT members. The winner this week will receive a $15 gift certificate from our WONDERFULLY GENEROUS sponsor...CropStop! A big shout out and Thank You to them! Wishing you a LOVE filled Valentines Day! HUGS, Cheryl

Thursday, February 9, 2012

For Sebastian

I had noticed on a couple of blogs I visit that cards were being made for a little boy named Sebastian. It was first posted on Amy Tsuruta's blog and then I noticed on several others. Sebastian's story touched me and I knew I wanted to be a part of this. A young boy named Sebastian is having an operation on February 15th. His teacher, Ginger, tells his story HERE and is appealing for anyone who will make a card and mail it please do, so when Sebastian comes out of surgery, he will have a room filled with cards. Maybe you will want to join in, too. Be sure to stop by Amy's blog. The details to mail are as follows:

c/o Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospita
l1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive
Hollywood, FL 33021

c/o Ms. Brown's Class
Greynolds Park Elementary School
1536 NE 179 Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Have a wonderful day!! HUGS, Cheryl

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

More Sweetness...Colors of the Rainbow *CCCB*

Hi All! I'm taking a little break from the Valentines and the chipboard today to bring you the latest City Crafter Challenge Blog Challenge! It is a SWEET one! It is brought to us by our hostess, Ros! The challenge this week is "Colours of the Rainbow"...Ros said that when she was at school ... they were given a little verse to remember the colours in a Rainbow ..."Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain"
... each Capital letter representing the colours...Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. I know when I went to school we were taught ROY G. BIV to remember them. Did you have a special way that you learned the colors?!
For this challenge Ros is asking that you make a card or project using 3 or more of these colours ... Simple! I can't to wait to see ALL your colorful creations! Be sure to check out the beautiful assortment over at CCCB, brought to you by our GD, Jacira, and all the DT! You are going to want to win the prize from our FANTABULOUS sponsor, Pixie Dust Paperie!!! Hope you all have a COLORFULLY SWEET day!! Hugs, Cheryl

Monday, February 6, 2012

You're Sweet!

You are all so sweet to view all these chipboard-y Valentine's that I have been creating. I hope you aren't too sick of them yet. Just a couple more...I promise. Have a SWEET day! Hugs, Cheryl

Saturday, February 4, 2012

You Give Me Chills Valentine!

Hi all you Valentines out there! Just sharing more chipboard using and Valentine making. LOVE this little penguin and couldn't wait to use him on a card! Hope you are with the one who gives you chills today! HUGS, Cheryl

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Just Chippin' Away!

Hi all! I continue to chip away at using my chipboard pieces and making my Valentines. This little elephant is hear to tell you ,"I Love You a Ton!"...and I DO! I am so appreciative of your friendship and kindness and the sweet comments you leave. Thank YOU ALL! Hope your day is filled with KISSES and HUGS! Here are some....
**ohhh...and Happy Groundhog's Day! Do you think Phil will see his shadow?!