Friday, September 15, 2017

Thank You Blog Hop with Cheery Lynn Designs


Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs Giving Thanks Blog Hop! AND to say thanks to you, our customers, Cheery Lynn Designs is having a sale through September 22 with 15% off all dies and supplies!  How awesome is that?!


If you arrived from Amy's Blog you are on the right track. If not, head on back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss seeing any of the amazing design team thankful projects.

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving.  It's such a wonderful family time and always a time that we thank the good Lord for all that we have.  Here's a Thanksgiving card to celebrate the coming holiday.

This card is simple but effective.  It's all about layers of patterned paper and pretty diecuts to accent the Thanksgiving Greeting in the center of the card.  I cut two different size layers with the Coved Rectangle Stitch And Cut Tool.  I used the Dusty Miller Square to make the greeting really stand out.
The inside is finished with a couple of layers and a plain cardstock sheet where you can write a message.

Remember, there is a $20 Cheery Lynn gift certificate prize to be won by some lucky person!  It is awarded randomly to a lucky comment who answers one or more of the questions on the Cheery Lynn blog. So, be sure to follow the hop and leave a comment and answer the question(s) on the Cheery Lynn blog to be entered to win.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Cheryl's Blog so hop on over and see her fantastic creation!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Do leave a comment so I'll know you were here and remember to leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn blog for a chance to win.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Furbaby Mini Album with Creative Embellishments

Today I'm sharing a favorite project using lots of fun chippies and embellies from Creative Embellishments and one of my favorite paper collections from Graphic 45, Raining Cats & Dogs.
I combined chipboard and wood veneers pieces, a flair button and lots of pretty flowers to make this fun mini album cover. 


I used the Puppy Love Word Set for my title and heat embossed it with aged copper embossing enamel.
Near the bottom I used the Showered with Love Border.  If you know me at all, you know that I am owned by two beautiful furbabies and you know they are my loves.  This Love Border is just great to express that love.  

Flair is always fun to tuck in to a floral cluster.  This button is from the Happy Tails Flair set.




The dog silhouette and paw print are from the Dog Gone Cute set.  I painted them with a little mist to give them a deep brown color.


Creative Embellishments Products Used

Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate it!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

An easel card with a twist for Cheery Lynn Designs

I love to make easel cards but I like to give them a twist by giving the front a nice shape like this scalloped oval.  I used Cheery Lynn's Oval Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies 6 Piece Die Set
to do that.  The scalloped front of the card looks so nice sitting on the rectangle base.

I used Photoplay papers and ephemera from the French Flea Market collection to make this card. You know the connection...Paris...fashion, perfect collection to use with the Antique Dress Forms dies from the recently released Veriloquent Vintage Collection.

Next I added the Polynesian Sails Oval Die to add a pretty doily effect.  Then I tucked in some ephemera, the bird cage and "enjoy today" card from the paper collection.

To finish my card off, I made some pretty flowers with the Floral Bouquet Kit 8 Piece Die Set backed with leaves cut with the Flourish #14 2 Piece Die Set.  



Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it!

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Traveler's Notebook for Creative Embellishments Sept challenge

Here it is September, can you believe it? Time for another Creative Embellishments challenge and time for the kids to go back to school.  Here's the inspiration photo for this month's challenge.  The twist this month is to use stamping on the background.




I made another traveler's journal as my inspiration for the challenge and I used Creative Embellishments' Distressed Brick Stamp on the background of the cover.  I was inspired by the artsy look of the inspiration photo and of course the numbers remind me of back to school time, so this is more of an art journal to gift to a young budding artist.



The cover was cut with Eileen Hull's journal die from Sizzix and then covered with Prima paper that I can't remember the name of.  😃 Then for the front cover, I added a 2nd layer of paper that I distressed and inked.  I used the Metal Stencil mask and Prima Vintage Gold Metallique wax underneath the artist's stand.  I really didn't like how the wax worked for stenciling so I only did that liitle bit.  I switched over to the Distressed Brick Stamp and liked that much better!



I used the chipboard Rose Leave Spray to trailing down the cover and topped it off with a couple of flowers.

I love the little chipboard artist's easel from the Artist Create Collection!  I colored it by rubbing on various colors of Prima wax.  In the center and at the top left,  I've used Creative Embellishments flair buttons from the Art set.  The flair buttons have such a pretty bright white background, but, for my purpose I needed a  vintage look, so I just dabbed on some alcohol ink to age them a bit.  That worked fantastically!

These are the 3 inserts I made to go inside the journal.  You can see the inside details by viewing my video flip through.


Here are photos from one of the insert signatures.  Another of the signatures contains mixed media paper for art journaling and the last signature contains lined note paper for writing.
I made a Prima Julie Nutting doll and her poodle.



I made this signature with Prima paper and just added some rub-on flourishes in the corners.


Creative Embellishments Products Used:
Art Flair Set

Here are the challenge guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of  September 1st, 2017.
  • Please add your entry to our InLinkz box on the Creative Embellishments blog  to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
  • It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no back linking. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please link only new projects.
  • Combining with other challenges is permitted.
  •  We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF  CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along. However, everyone that does will get an extra chance at winning.
  • WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on the Creative Embellishments blog the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner of a great gift certificate to the store!
Thanks for joining me today, I sure do appreciate it!!




Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Birthday wishes with Cheery Lynn Designs



Step cards are my favorite to make so today I am sharing a step card made with Cheery Lynn's Step Card Bundle Set #4.  This die set really makes step cards easy!  No measuring and cutting with a craft knife!
Here's a view of the card folded up.  I layered up two doiles and topped that with our Birthday Wishes Circle Die.

You know how much I love flowers and of course I had to add one to this card.  I used  Judy's Blooms Die to make this simple flower.  Just diecut 2 large blooms and one small bloom, give the petals a little shape with a stylus and stack and glue them up.  Top with a center and that's it!


Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Kaisercraft Curiosity paper collection
Thanks for popping by!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Cheery Lynn Design Fall and Winter Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs Fall and Winter Blog Hop! I LOVE these adorable new dies, there are so many cute images that are perfect for the coming holidays!

If you arrived from Amy's Blog you are on the right track. If not, head on back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss seeing any of the design team's work using these amazing dies.

First, I made a card using the new Happy Haunts die along with the Witch's Brew die set from last year.  Don't you just love those adorable ghosts and that frightful witch?
And, I made a folio to hold the card!  I used a ton of different dies on the folio and there's a list of dies I used at the end of this post.

In case you'd like to make a fun folio like this, I put together a tutorial for you!



Here's a view of the inside of the card.  Oh!  Watch out for the black widow!  😃

I used the Pierced Stacker 2 6 Piece Die Set to cut the edge on the pocket on the left and I show you how to do that in my video.
The pocket on the left holds the card.  On the right side of the folio, there are flips and tags where you can place photos or journaling. 
 Not only does the left side flip out sideways, it also flips up to reveal more fun places where you can add some photos.
There's another flip up and a pocket filled with fun tags!


Remember, there is a $20 Cheery Lynn gift certificate prize to be won by some lucky person!  It is awarded randomly to a lucky comment who answers one or more of the questions on the Cheery Lynn blog. So, be sure to follow the hop and leave a comment and answer the question(s) on the Cheery Lynn blog to be entered to win.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Cheryl's Blog so hop on over and see her fantastic creation!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Do leave a comment so I'll know you were here and remember to leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn blog for a chance to win.

Cherry Lynn Designs Dies Used:


Other Supplies:
2 sheets black cardstock
Echo Park Paper Co. Halloween Town collection:
1 sheet - Journaling Cards (vertical-spider web B side)
1 or 2 sheets (depending on which journaling cards you use) - Journaling Cards (vertical-purple B side)
1 sheet - Journaling Cards (horizontal)
1 sheet - Journaling Cards (horizontal B side skeletons)
1 sheet - Candy Fun
1 sheet -Bewitching Pumpkins
2 sheets- Trick or Treat
1 sheet - Stripes Paper
Element Stickers

Layout for Creative Embellishments

I dug deep into my stash and pulled out this old Kaisercraft collection, Curiosity.  It was just what I needed to get the creative process going!

I used a vintage photo of my family as the focal point of my layout.  I'm the little baby in the photo! 

Creative Embellishments has a great selection of frames and I chose the Scribble Frames 1 to highlight my photo. I painted the frame with a Ranger Lake Mist dabber gray and then finished it off with with Frosted Crystal embossing powder.

In the corners I used the Rose Page Corner.  I love how this design has the cutout roses cacading with the flourish leaves.

 Isn't it pretty how it fills the corners with the leafy vines and roses?   It made the perfect platform for my pretty Petaloo ranunculus.

I used a word from the Celebrate Word Set as a title to finish off my layout.

Creative Embellishments Chipboard Used:

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate it so much!  Be sure to stop by the Creative Embellishment store, Nicolle has added some really fun chipboard pieces!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland will be in your favorite store SOON!


I love Graphic 45's new Christmas collection with it's traditional reds and greens!  It is so perfect for this layout of my great niece and nephew. I wanted the photo to be the focal point so it is centered on a large punched doily with two floral clusters; simple but effective.You can make really pretty floral clusters by first fussy cutting flowers from design paper and then layering dimensional flowers over the fussy cut ones. In this case I fussy cut some of the poinsettias and topped that with a pine cone and berries branch and a single bloom. Dry brushing a little white paint on the pine cones and flower adds a touch of winter.


To add a festive look, I highlighted some of the flower petals and berries on the design paper with red Stickles.
The Merry Christmas title is a chipboard piece from Creative Embellishments and is heat embossed with embossing enamel.


Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic Winter Wonderland 12 x 12 Collection:
Winter Wonderland
Yule Post
Nordic Greetings
Woodland Whimsy

Other Supplies:
Bazzill Cardstock -  French Vanilla
Petaloo Botanica Anemones
Petaloo Pine Cones and Berries
Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Around the Page punch set
WRMK Lucky 8 Frilly Lace Punch
Stickles - Christmas Red
Creative Embellishments Merry Christmas words
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel
White paint


Next, I made a simple card with a beautiful presentation as an easel card.  These look so pretty standing on a mantel or side table.

 To give the card that "WOW factor", I diecut the easel portion. When we are designing for shows we often receive first run papers literally hot off the press and we don't get any embellishments like chipboard, tags, etc to go with it.  So sometimes embellishments are a bit of a challenge. 

Tip:  Make your own embellishments like the button I used!  Just punch a 1" circle from chipboard and then punch a 1" circle from design paper. Glue them together and use a button from another G45 collection to mark the button holes.  Punch the holes with a WRMK Big Bite. Presto, now I have a button embellie! 

Another tip: To give my project a little dimension without going overboard, I fussy cut some poinsettias from design paper and layered them over the diecut bird image, popping them up with foam dots. That added a nice touch without making my card too bulky to mail.

Inside the card, I stamped a sentiment and image and trimmed it with a border strip from the design paper.


Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic Winter Wonderland 12 x 12 Collection:
Winter Wonderland
Nordic Greetings
Woodland Whimsy

Other Supplies:
Bazzill Cardstock - Red Rocks, French Vanilla
May Arts Seam Binding Ribbon
Cheery Lynn Dies - French Flair Pierce And Cut Tool, Horizon French
 Flair Boutique Stacker Frames 
EK Success 1" circle punch
Martha Stewart holly punch

Thanks for joining me today.  Look for this new Graphic 45 collection in your favorite scrapbook store soon IR order it from Graphic 45's new online store.


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