Showing posts from October, 2013

Cuttin' & Stampin' Weekly Challenge #43

#43 Challenge:  Autumn Harvest

October 29 - November 4, 2013

Hi..this is Cheryl.  For todays challenge we were given the Paper Smooches stamp set "Autumn Groves".  It was a pleasure to use this stamp set. I love fall  and all of the leaves, pumpkins, and scarecrows that comes with it. This stamp set has it all and more. To start off with my guessed it. I used a top fold A2 card. This card took me much longer to create and assemble because I spent a lot of time stamping on random patterned papers and fussy cutting. I do love to fussy cut! My biggest challenge in the end were the darn birds in the sky. I probably should have left them off or added them at the beginning of my card. Not exactly what I was going for, but it was too late to change anything. Here are a few up closeup views of my card. This was a lot of fun to make. Enjoy!

and here are those darn birds! What was I thinking? lol

And here is my card. Happy Fall Y'all!

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Cuttin' & Stampin" Weekly Challenge #42

#42 Challenge:  Color Challenge
Orange, Purple, Green & Black October 22 - 28, 2013

Hi guys.....this is Cheryl. For this weeks challenge with Cuttin' and Stampin' we were given the adorable Falling For You stamp set and coordinating dies from Paper Smooches with instructions to use a black, orange, green, and purple cardstock for our project.

Well, anyone that knows me already knows these are some of my favorite colors. I love fall colors with the beautiful browns, greens, oranges, reds, and yellows. Orange being my most favorite color of them all. The more I make cards I am slowly realizing for me I love working with solid colors and smaller prints and let the stamps do the talking.

For my project I started out with a piece of black card stock cut down to 4.25" x 11". It was then scored at 1/2", 1.25", 2", and 6.50".  I folded on all of the scored lines with the exception of the 1.25" line. This will only be used if you mail your picture fr…

Flamingo 4

Hey guys...this is Cheryl. Today on the Flamingo Scraps Designer Team, there are four of us all working hard using the same scrappin goodies and doing our own thing making something pretty! We were given a generous supply of Prima "Rondelle" Designer Paper, a Prima Banner Clip, two Prima flowers, and a small manilla tag to create our project. At first I debated on making a card, but having all of these nice papers, I wanted to do something where I could show several of these pretty papers on the same project. So, I decided to make a A2 size card portfolio.

I started off with a piece of black 12" x 12" cardstock from my stash, trimmed it down to 8.50" x 11".  I scored it 5.25" and 5.75" on the 11" width and 6" and 6.25" on the 8.50" width. I trimmed away the 1/2" middle section from the bottom short end up to the top score line.

Using an assortment of patterns from the Prima Rondelle collection, I cut two at 5" …

October Card Swap

Hi, this is Cheryl. Just a quick post to show you a fall card I made for one of my October card swaps. This is the main thing I love about our card swap.....inspiration! It is a great way to get back in your scraproom and get busy. For my card I used a dark brown cardstock for the base layer, which measures 4.25" x 11" scored at 5.50". Basically this is my most favorite "top fold" card just turned on it's side. I then used a cream corrugated piece cut 1/4" smaller than the brown base layer. I cut another brown piece at 3.75" x 5" with a cream piece of cardstock layered 1/4" smaller on top. The edges of this top piece was inked. I used a large grass stamp and just inked the top ends on the cream cardstock. I used an adorable retired stamp set from Close To My Heart called "So Grateful" for both my  pumpkin and verse. It is nice when you are scrapbooking or card making just for fun and want to create something that makes your ha…

National Breast Awareness Month

#40 Challenge:   Breast Cancer Awareness October 8 - 14th, 2013 Design Team Inspiration.  Hi Cheryl here. As you know, October is National Breast Awarness Month. In honor of this the Design Team for Cuttin' and Stampin' are all doing a project this month. Both my family and my husband's have had their share of  cancers, but to date we have been blessed not to have a family member with breast cancer. When I was asked to participate this month, it really made me realize what an important month October is to our sisterhood. With the heightened awareness of this dreadful disease maybe this will make all woman more aware and remind them of how important our mammograms and monthly self breast exams are. For my project I was given the "Hope" stamp set from Paper Smooches. It is a very sweet set of stamps that are full of encourgement, hope, and support for anyone diagnosed with or a survivor of Breast Cancer. It also has a cordinating die set.

I started off with an A2 size…

No Scary Treats Here.....

Hi guys. This is Cheryl. I am totally loving this time of year with the falling leaves, homemade soups, and cooler temperatures. My plants and flowers act like they are on steroids. They are growing and blooming like crazy. Typically we have just as many Fall, pumpkin, and Halloween decorations at our house as we do for Christmas in December. It doesn't hurt that orange is my favorite color. My daughter's neighborhood has a yearly Halloween Trick or Treat party and cook out. The kids all stay within their street safely together. Last year I just moved here the end of September and with tons of unpacking to do, I only had a short time to prepare for Halloween. This year I have already started making treat holders for the kids. As I was making a few I got thinking that these would be a great idea for any time during the year and a cute project for my scrapping buddies.
To get started I cut four 3.50" x 10" pieces of the Echo Park Beautiful Life paper collection. I fo…

Alabama....oh yea!

Hi...this is Cheryl. Anyone like college football? My family and me just love it. There was a cute post on Facebook a few weeks back saying something like "I am sweet as spice until college football begins" That is me to a T. I just cannot help it. I have always enjoyed watching college football on TV with my Dad and now my husband, but more so since we have moved to Texas. When they show Tuscaloosa, the beautiful champus, and my Bama Boys hit the's time to get loud, rowdy, and yell "Roll Tide!"  Win or lose, we pull for and love Bama!

For my card today I used a scrap piece of black card stock and a top fold card, which measures 4.25" x 11" and scored at 5.50". I cut and inked a piece of the Teresa Collins "Now & Then" designer paper at  3 7/8" x 5 3/8" and added this over the card base, I cut and inked another piece of designer paper at 2" x 3 7/8", and adherred it across the front of the card. I the…