Thursday, December 30, 2010


Hello crafters! Today I want to share a layout I made with you using a few of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.


Click on the links below to view each die that I used:

Picket Fence
Loves Me, Loves Me Not Border
Bird On A Branch
Basic Optimistic font Alphas

If you haven't checked out the Cheery Lynn site yet, you really need to! Their dies are so amazing and intricut. I LOVE them! Also, the DT posts great ideas and inspiration on the cheery Lynn blog every day.

Have a wonderful day and a happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Hello all! I created this LO using the recent challenge atone of my favorite challenge sites, Color Combo Galore. I just looove this color combo that I knew had to play along.

This is my youngest daughter during her most recent birthday. I can't believe I have two children that are in the double digitsalready! Ahhh!

Check back to tomorrow!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sketch 96

Hello all! Sorry this post is coming a little later in the day than it usually does. But as Bob Cratchet would say, " I was making rather merry" lately. LOL! Its hard to get back to reality after having such a fabulous Christmas weekend.
Here is this week's sketch:

Sketch 96

The DT did a fabulous job this week creating examples for you.

Carrie Labani
My First Piggies

Brigitte Van Linden
Walk in the Park

Luzma Bruna
Mom At Home

Kylie Symons
A Special Moment

Monique Liedtke
Strike A Pose

Star Rork

Super great, right? Are you inspired to try the sketch?
Add your take to the sketch to Mr. Linky below. Projects are due by January 1st and the winners will be chosen shortly after thanks to our sponsor, Scrappy Jo's.

Good luck and have a great Monday afternoon!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Gift Tags

Eek...we are two days away from Christmas! Time has gone by so fast but you still have time to make a few original handmade touches to add to your gifts.
Today I want to share a few gift tags I made using beautiful Cheery Lynn Designs dies.
Cheery Lynn Designs has a wonderful assortment of beautiful Christmas dies to choose from. I love all of the intricate details in each die.

For this first one I used the dots/lines embossing plate, the french flair nesting die, the floral heart die, and the poinsettias die. I added my own ribbon and glitter to bling it up a bit.

I created this tag using the decoration 2 die, large window die and the buttons 3 die. Again I added lots of glitter and the word "dad" using the optimistic font die set.

For my last one I made this ice skate by adding a simple paper clip at the bottom to resemble the blade. I jazzed it up by threading in some "lace" and of course the beautiful poinsettias die makes it look very festive and merry.

Well, that's it for me today. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and may you have time for jolly crafting. :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Watch Me Grow

I have a few more projects from the Sweet Peach Crop Shop December main kit to share with you. I really do love this kit, it is just so easy to work with, the LOs just seem to come together like a breeze.

Watch Me Grow

Those cute fuzzy stars, burlap alphas and paper tabs are available in the add-on kit.

Daddy Deeds

There you have it! I believe there are a few kits still available. The store is closed now for the Holidays but you can still place your order online.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sketch 95

Hello!!! I am so in the christmas spirit lately, I hope you are too. We just read the book, "The Christmas Gift" by R. William Bennett as a family for our Sunday activity. If you haven't read it, I would highly advise you to. My husband and I had a hard time getting though it -major tear jerker.

Onto this week's sketch!

Sketch 95

By the looks of it, the DT loved this Christmas sketch -they are all gorgeous!

Carrie Labani

Brigitte Van Linden
Snow Day

Kylie Symons
Christmas Grins

Luzma Bruna
Christmas Dreams

Monique Liedtke

Sara Zenger

Monique Nicole Fox

Wendy Kwok
Winter Love

Are you inspired to try the sketch? Add a link to your creation using this sketch to Mr. Linky below by January 1st. You could be one of the two lucky winners this month!

By the way...We are 5 sketches away from sketch 100. We have lots of fun stuff planned for the week of January're gonna love it!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sweet Silly Pants!

TGIF!!! Am I right?
Today I want to share a few LOs I made from the December main kit from the Sweet Peach Crop Shop.
This kit features papers from Basic Gray's Marjolaine collection as well as papers and embellies from October Afternoon, Studio calico and Bazzill. You will love it, I know I do!

Silly Pants

I found these cute little mini clothes pins at a craft store and I knew they'd go perfect with my son's photo and title. Don't you love it when things go together easily?

Road Trip

In this LO I used a border die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Go get your sweet kit now and don't forget about the sketch challenge on the Sweet Peach BLOG. A nice assortment of Thickers are up for grabs!!

Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wonderful U

Happy Thursday everybody! I am going to break away from Christmas projects today to show you this layout I made using tons of wonderful dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I used so many cute dies that I didn't need to add much of anything else aside from a little bling for the center of the flowers and a few rubon flourishes.

Here is the complete list of dies used for this project:


Pretty Petal

Tropical Flower

Never Ending Love

Floral Heart

Spring Fling

Basic Optimistic font

Picket Fence

Loves Me, Loves Me Not Border

Check out the Cheery Lynn Designs BLOG daily for lots of great ideas and inspiration from the whole design team.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sketch 94

Happy Monday, scrappers! Are you ready for this week's sketch?

Sketch 94

The DT has some fabulous examples for you to get the wheels turning.

Wendy Kwok

Kylie Symons
Sandy Toes

Sara Zenger
Fun For All Ages

Brigitte Van Linden

Snow Much Fun

Luzma Bruna
Super Pals

Star Rork
Mini Van Mom

Try the sketch and add it to Mr. Linky in this post by January 1st to be eligible for the sponsored prize from Scrappy Jo's or a kit from me. You're going to love both! I can't wait to see your creations!