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Cuttin' and Stampin" Weekly Challenge #47

#47 Challenge:  Home for the Holidays

November 26th - December 2nd, 2013

Hi Guys this is Cheryl. Well, today is the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means we are either out shopping or at home enjoying our delicious leftovers. I have no urge to fight for a parking spot or the long lines in the stores. So I am going to stay at home, shop online at Cuttin' and Stampin' ScrappySupplies, and eat my leftovers with a smile on my face.
This week at Cuttin' and Stampin' our weekly challenge is "Home For The Holidays." I was given the Doodlebug "Home For The Holidays" 6" x 6" paper collection and the adorable Paper Smooches "Winter Groves" stamp set. I only had to make one project, but once I saw the stamp set and the Christmas papers, ideas were just flowing and I ended up making three cards. I am disappointed with my pictures. I have a new camera that has a monster manual and who wants to read that? lol  But here are my challenge projects…

Cuttin' and Stampin' Weekly Challenge #46

#46 Challenge:  Anything Goes with Numbers

November 19th - 25th, 2013

Hi Scrappers. This is Cheryl. This week for our Cuttin' and Stampin' weekly challenge we were given the Bazzill "Count Down To Christmas" paper collection and the Paper Smooches "Digits" stamp set. I just loved working with these papers. Using the colors red, black, and white together makes me very happy! For my card I used a coordinating green piece of the paper collection, glued it to a clear button, tied some twine into a bow, and then adhered it to my card front. On the Christmas ornament I used VersaMark on the 25 and then a layer of clear embossing powder. From there I fussy cut the alphabets and glued them to the card.

This card was fun to make. We would love for you to join the challenge too!

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Don't Throw Those Scraps Away!

Hi guys...this is Cheryl. I am sitting here sorting thru and organizing my leftovers of paper collections and embellishments received from Flamingo Scraps. Slowly trying to go through my beloved papers and "stuff" in order to make things easier to find when scrapping. Of course for me it is the "putting back" that is the main issue. As I was going through my goodies I noticed I had several nice bit's and pieces of the Echo Park Beautiful Life paper collection left from my last project. This inspired me to look for a smaller scaled project to use the rest of these pieces. I decided to attempt to make what is called a "sour cream" container. There are tons of YouTube videos out there on how to make these. I actually didn't think about looking for one for prior to making mine, but afterwards I did look and found this nice one. Her dimensions and techiniques are somewhat different from mine, but different strokes for different folks! That is the beaut…

Update on my photo card

Hi...this is Cheryl. Just a quick post. I recently posted a photo frame card here. Well, low and behold as I was playing on YouTube tonight I found this video with Dawn' making her own version of a photo frame very close to mine. Initially I was surprised because I was so tickled with the results of my project and I thought I had really created a new, fresh idea for card making. lol It was still great to see another version and their input on it. The reason I am writing this is because I really like her idea of adding a second layer on the top of the photo card in order to have a place to slide a picture in. I did not have an option on my card for this, so I was excited to see her finished project tonight and for it to allow for me to change mine up some and have a better way add a picture and then swap one out in the future too. I think I prefer the base to my card, but either way is good! Goes to show you that two gals from Michigan do think alike!


It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hi this is Cheryl. I am sitting here typing while looking out the window. It is just a beautiful fall day outside. Nice and sunny. Not too hot or too cold. Just right for open windows and a nice cool breeze to blow through the house. I made a pot of chilli this morning and it has been simmering on the stove all day. Won't be long and it will be too cold for open windows. Ol' man winter will be upon us and we will be decorating for the Christmas Holidays. I love this time of year and I love making my own cards typically in November and scrapbooking my families memories at a winter retreat in January.

Today for my project for Flamingo Scraps, I thought I would do a Christmas page. I can never have too many premade pages for all of the pictures we take each year. To start off I used a white 12" x 12" base, layered with a 11" x 11" piece of black card stock. I then added a small 6.50" x 10.75" piece of red card stock and I used a snowflake border pun…