Saturday, July 31, 2010

One more...

I was having so much fun just playing around that I made one more AND I learned a little something, so you have a tip coming.


I made myself a little summertime key chain and I used the word CHERISH from the transparencies from the last post... I just simply cut the SH off the end to customize it "Cheri".



































Super cute.
Here's my tip: put your adhesive BEHIND the printed side of the transparency otherwise your image could smear just a tad when you are smoothing out any bubbles. OOPS! Live and learn, I still think it's cute. ~Cheri

Playing around...

Catching up on my google reader this morning I saw some cute little charm necklaces and it got me to thinking about these old optical lenses I had picked up some time ago and wanted to make a little necklace or something with them.

I really did go upstairs with every intention of organizing some of my embellishments and got a little side tracked once I found where I had put those lenses. After playing around for a bit this is what I came up with:




































































It's double sided for what ever mood I'm in.
 

I simply cut circles out of the
Free Style Damask paper:


FR1604 Damask - A

And cut matching circles from the Giving Thanks Labels transparencies:

GT1712 Labels Transparecies

I LOVE these transparency words, I have even glittered them, "blinged" them, and colored them.

If you've ever been hesitant of using transparencies try starting out on a small scale like I did with my necklace. It really helps open the door for creating something unique and hopefully you'll find a new love for transparencies!  ~Cheri

One more...

I was having so much fun just playing around that I made one more AND I learned a little something, so you have a tip coming.


I made myself a little summertime key chain and I used the word CHERISH from the transparencies from the last post... I just simply cut the SH off the end to customize it "Cheri".



































Super cute.
Here's my tip: put your adhesive BEHIND the printed side of the transparency otherwise your image could smear just a tad when you are smoothing out any bubbles. OOPS! Live and learn, I still think it's cute. ~Cheri

Playing around...

Catching up on my google reader this morning I saw some cute little charm necklaces and it got me to thinking about these old optical lenses I had picked up some time ago and wanted to make a little necklace or something with them.

I really did go upstairs with every intention of organizing some of my embellishments and got a little side tracked once I found where I had put those lenses. After playing around for a bit this is what I came up with:




































































It's double sided for what ever mood I'm in.
 

I simply cut circles out of the
Free Style Damask paper:


FR1604 Damask - A

And cut matching circles from the Giving Thanks Labels transparencies:

GT1712 Labels Transparecies

I LOVE these transparency words, I have even glittered them, "blinged" them, and colored them.

If you've ever been hesitant of using transparencies try starting out on a small scale like I did with my necklace. It really helps open the door for creating something unique and hopefully you'll find a new love for transparencies!  ~Cheri

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CHA happiness and a few fav's I've seen so far

I love CHA which is the Craft and Hobby Association


Someday I hope to attend just to take it all in. It overwhelms my mind just to see all of the fun over the internet. Ahhh... Someday. There are so many talented companies, and products Oh my!


BIG EXCITING NEWS!!!
Teresa Collins Stamp Maker WON for:  
Innovations Runner Up - Photocentric for the Stamp Maker (Booth # 1343)
Photocentric's Stamp Maker
This is a great big huge deal, there are so many products and companies just to be nominated is an honor. I'm soooo beyond excited and proud of her!

Runner Up


Last summer was the first one I "tuned" into on the net and last winter I was hooked into watching on Facebook or company blogs (thank you google reader & Twitter) 


Another good tip: follow AMY COON with THE PAPER LIFE! She is there right now interviewing various companies and capturing it on video. She interviewed Making Memories yesterday and we got to see all their new lines! I ADORE Amy, her blog is beyond awesome, tons of great ideas and inspiration all of the time!


Another great source for all of the new scrapbooking product releases: The Scrap Review.


Besides Loving all things Teresa Collins...



BL1912 Paisley's Flower


I have other fav's and I thought I'd share a few with you today, Warning it's a long post today! Hope you enjoy!!!


Graphic 45's booth last winter just blew me away! I couldn't wait to see what it would look like this time... I'm just starting to spy pictures, from the different companies. The Craft Critique had some good ones this morning, to see more go to their blog.



Ok, LOVE the hat! How awesome!! Serious inspiration happening here!



I am beyond smitten with this line from Crate Paper, it's called Restoration:

Chipboard 3
6 x 6 pad

Heading 2
  
Kit 
I just may be the last person in the universe to not own a Sizzix machine, or any other machine you could run the Tim Holtz Alterations thru... But IF I did....
656938_Tag_Bookplates_PAC

Decstrips

Speaking of machines... This little gem is so neat looking!
TH_vagabond_stickered
And how about this? Configurations - On my coolness ranking I'd give it a big fat 10! 
54
Ok, so Tim and Ranger (love those distress stickles!!! Although I should probably have all the new inks from the winter show release to accompany them, lol!) So many new items, lets just go on record and say, yes, I love it all! 
Ok, One More then I'll quit...This is NOT to say I don't have more fav's, but how long can a blog post be before you all loose some serious interest??? 
Love the flower darlings, ruffled darlings, TICKETS and how cute are those Anthology Notes? Seriously adorable collection. So, YES, I'm aware the right side of the picture is cutting off, sorry! It's either a little cut off or so small you can't see it, However if you click on the Pink Paislee link above you'll be able to see the WHOLE Picture. :)  

Have a great day! ~Cheri

PS, What are your favorites so far? Leave me a comment and let me know what you've seen out there that you have your eyes on. :)

CHA happiness and a few fav's I've seen so far

I love CHA which is the Craft and Hobby Association


Someday I hope to attend just to take it all in. It overwhelms my mind just to see all of the fun over the internet. Ahhh... Someday. There are so many talented companies, and products Oh my!


BIG EXCITING NEWS!!!
Teresa Collins Stamp Maker WON for:  
Innovations Runner Up - Photocentric for the Stamp Maker (Booth # 1343)
Photocentric's Stamp Maker
This is a great big huge deal, there are so many products and companies just to be nominated is an honor. I'm soooo beyond excited and proud of her!

Runner Up


Last summer was the first one I "tuned" into on the net and last winter I was hooked into watching on Facebook or company blogs (thank you google reader & Twitter) 


Another good tip: follow AMY COON with THE PAPER LIFE! She is there right now interviewing various companies and capturing it on video. She interviewed Making Memories yesterday and we got to see all their new lines! I ADORE Amy, her blog is beyond awesome, tons of great ideas and inspiration all of the time!


Another great source for all of the new scrapbooking product releases: The Scrap Review.


Besides Loving all things Teresa Collins...



BL1912 Paisley's Flower


I have other fav's and I thought I'd share a few with you today, Warning it's a long post today! Hope you enjoy!!!


Graphic 45's booth last winter just blew me away! I couldn't wait to see what it would look like this time... I'm just starting to spy pictures, from the different companies. The Craft Critique had some good ones this morning, to see more go to their blog.



Ok, LOVE the hat! How awesome!! Serious inspiration happening here!



I am beyond smitten with this line from Crate Paper, it's called Restoration:

Chipboard 3






6 x 6 pad



Heading 2

  



Kit 

I just may be the last person in the universe to not own a Sizzix machine, or any other machine you could run the Tim Holtz Alterations thru... But IF I did....

656938_Tag_Bookplates_PAC



Decstrips


Speaking of machines... This little gem is so neat looking!

TH_vagabond_stickered

And how about this? Configurations - On my coolness ranking I'd give it a big fat 10! 

54

Ok, so Tim and Ranger (love those distress stickles!!! Although I should probably have all the new inks from the winter show release to accompany them, lol!) So many new items, lets just go on record and say, yes, I love it all! 

Ok, One More then I'll quit...This is NOT to say I don't have more fav's, but how long can a blog post be before you all loose some serious interest??? 


Love the flower darlings, ruffled darlings, TICKETS and how cute are those Anthology Notes? Seriously adorable collection. So, YES, I'm aware the right side of the picture is cutting off, sorry! It's either a little cut off or so small you can't see it, However if you click on the Pink Paislee link above you'll be able to see the WHOLE Picture. :)  



Have a great day! ~Cheri



PS, What are your favorites so far? Leave me a comment and let me know what you've seen out there that you have your eyes on. :)


Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun filled weekend!


This weekend we had long time friends over. We have known Jim now for almost 20 years, we're all officially feeling old now! Our kids are growing up so fast! We haven't really seen them for any good length of time in years, to many to count, a really good visit was due.

While the boys sat in the shade out back, Brittney and I sat in the sun and read our magazines...

She's going to go for it and enter a layout for the Creating Keepsakes Teen Talent Search. YAY!! I'm so excited for her! She was so excited to come and see my scrap studio, her and Kylie were in awe, lol. They thought it was like a store.
























Kylie is a great big burst of sunshine, she is inquisitive, she has a million questions and absorbs a lot of information. She is amazing & funny.


























Elisha played pool with the girls upstairs while the grown ups visited and made lunch, Jim brought me Alfy's Pizza from Seattle as a surprise. It was so good, the sauce...YUM! Made a little home sick.

For dinner we bar-b-qued and made smores around the fire pit, we learned the Gage way to make smores - add a peanut butter cup - that was a little too good!

I taught the girls how to make paper rosettes and fabric flowers. They loved these, no matter how many times they burned their little fingers with the hot glue, they were hooked! Each one was different and they each developed their own style.








Kylie - concentrating really hard.























Brittney's in the making, tight twists.

















I was so sad to see the weekend end and having to go to early on Sunday to my open house..Thank you Dave who opened it up for me and gave me a couple of extra hours to spend with our good friends, our extended family. ~Cheri

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