Showing posts from September, 2013

Cuttin" & Stampin" Weekly Challenge #38

#38 Challenge:   Use your Scraps September 24 - 30th, 2013
Hi guys...what a difference a week makes. This time last week my husband was installing a new ceiling fan in my stuffy scrapbook room and yesterday morning I woke up freezing and had to add a blanket to the bed. I love fall. It is my favorite season of the year. Just hoping it hangs around long enough to enjoy having our windows open and some fresh air blowing through the house.

This week my challenge from Cuttin' and Stampin" was to use the Paper Smooches Artisan Blocks stamp set, five colors of the Bazzill Electric Sheets, and any paper scraps that I had in my scrapbook room. I had a blank slate, but I really had no clue on where to begin. Without the papers having a design or image to get me started, it was a true challenge for creativity. Looking at the neon colors of the papers I finally decided to make something fun that maybe someone like my Grands might enjoy and the process began.

I started out with a blue A2 …

Sneak Peak.....

Hey guys....just a quick tease from my upcoming post with the Cuttin' and Stampin" Design Team Weekly Challenge scheduled for September 27th.  I just had to throw in a sneak peak. 
See you on Friday!

HAPPY SCRAPPIN..........Cheryl

Happy Anniversary To Me

It's hard to believe, but tomorrow I will be married for thirty-seven years. Thirty-seven wonderful years with my one and only. I met Rick when we both worked at JC Penney. Honest to God, the very first time I saw him, I told one of my friends, that also worked there, that he would be my future husband. Rick would come over to my department at the end of the evening and make small talk . One day he hung around after we closed and said "When are you going to go out with me?" and I responded "When are you going to ask me?" We had our first date the end of January, he asked me to marry him in May, and we married in September. I have had the most wonderful, blessed life with Rick. Looking back we both say our early years with raising our kids and making ends meet, were some of our best days and happiest moments. I found a sign and we have it hanging in our living room. "If I had my life to do all over again, I would meet you sooner, so I could love you longer…

Two quick posts

Two quick posts tonight. My Grand had to tell the class about herself in a "fill in the blank form" and then using a file folder, cut into a girl shape, she had to make a picture of what she thought she looked like. Ashley and Madison worked on it today and this is what they came up with. I am sooo impressed. I think they did such a nice job on it. I love Madison's printing. This will be something to cherrish years from now. A lot of imagination and creativity on Ashley's part too. I think I might have another scrapbooker in the family! lol

You can click on the picturer to see it better up close
I just wanted to show two cards I made for my monthly card challenge I do each month. In August I made my dear friend this card. In making the card, I was very much out of my comfort zone. Typically I am not a pink or purple person, but knowing who was receiving it, I really wanted to use these colors. When I showed the finished card to my husband, he said. "This is not …

Cuttin" and Scrappin" Challenge

#37 Challenge:   Use 3 punches September 17 - 23rd, 2013
At Cuttin" and Stampin" this week we are having a "Three Punch Challenge." I love using punches, I own many of them, and never thought twice about how many I could use on a single page or card until this challenge. I was given two shades of Bazzill Basic blue papers to use along with using three punches of my choice. It took me the longest time to finally come up with a card using these two requirements as the basics of my card. I started off with a top fold dark blue card, measuring 11" x 4.25", scored at 5.50".  I cut my next layer out of the light blue at 4" x 5.25". I inked the Paper Smooches Borderlicious tiny polks dots border with VersaMark, sprinkled it with a white embossing powder, and then heat set the layers. I then used a 2.50" circle punch on a scrap piece of inked beige pattern paper, and a snowflake punch using a scrap of the dark blue paper. Using my hand punch I p…

Smash Book for Alex

My oldest Grandbaby will be thirteen this week and we are having her birthday party on Saturday.  She is sooooo excited about finally being a teenager! When I received my monthly kit from Flamingo Scraps I was tickled to see the Heidi Swapp Memory Files, coordinating pockets and banners included. With smash books being so popular right now, I knew I wanted to make some type of fun memory book for Alex.
I started off with the largest folder file and cut it in two and then into four 5.5" x 7.5" pieces. I took some bright cardstock and loose leaf paper and cut them all into 5.25" x 7.25" pieces Using the smallest folder I punched two holes along both ends of the folder. Using this as a template, I proceded to punch a hole in all of the papers and inserted two ring binders to hold the book together.
From there I used the Heidi Swapp four pocket pouches, lined them with Cosmo Cricket Glitter Sheets, inserted a couple of the Maya Road Kraft Library Cards, and attach…

Using Scraps and Leftovers

I am not sure how you are, but I typicaly do not throw away my scraps. If I can stamp or punch on the smallest area I will save it and use later. After making several projects from my Flamingo Scraps July kit I had a ton of scraps and pieces leftover from both the Merry Christmas and Winter Fun paper collections to make a 12" x 12" page.  I used a 12" x 12" base page, layered with an inked top layer measuring 11" x 11". I adhered strips of inked papers measuring 1/2" to 1 1/2" wide using various lengths next to each other on an acute angle.
 From there I layered many of the embellishments found in the Merry Christmas collection pack on the page.

 I also used a corner punch to draw your eyes out to the edge of the page 
 and two mats for pictures.  
Here is my finished page. I am really happy with how this finally turned out. At one point I had so many colors and patterns being used, I wasn't sure if I could avoid it being too busy. Just…