Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Hello! Today I have another card for Cheery Lynn Designs featuring the Classic Coved Rectangle, Silver Stacker Coved Rectangle and the Polynesian Sails Oval.

I cut the Oval doily in half and positioned it just around the top and bottom of the Coved Rectangle diecut. The large flower is two layers of Cuties #2. By embossing and scrunching 3 layers of the Miniature Rose, I created the little flower buds. The foliage consists of Olive Branches and leaves from Small Leaves #2. The gorgeous mini doily under the flowers comes from the center of the Polynesian Sails Doily die. Two beautiful dies for the money!  A definate bargin!!

You still have a little time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win one of the gift certificates!

I want to take this time to thank you so much for your wonderful comments and never-ending support! Wishing you a safe, and happy 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Celebrating Dad

Happy Friday!  I'm here today sharing a masculine card focusing on mixing basic shapes with dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I started by cutting my stamped image with the Classic Square Silver Stacker and layering it on the Scalloped Square Nesting Stacker. I then chose to layer atop the Classic French Flair Silver Stacker and Scalloped French Flair Nesting Stacker Die. The Border Carnivale is perfect for dressing up masculine cards.

The swag consists of several layers of Pine Branches and Olive Branches, topped with leaves from the Small Leaves #2 set.
Check out this weeks challenge for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Cheery Lynn Designs. We also have a wonderful sponsor, Mo Manning from Mo's Digital Pencil , giving away three $5 shop credits to her store.  Check out the details here

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Only You!

Hello! I want to take a quick moment to share a layout I made just for fun! When my son was little he used to find entertainment in the most interesting ways!

I used the October Afternoon Space Age line, throwing in some fun elements in unexpected ways much as my son would have!

I adhered the pattern paper to chipboard, then attached with dimensional foam to add texture and dimension.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Vintage Angel

Happy Holidays!  Today I have a couple projects featuring dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  First, I want to share an ornament I created. I wanted an old, vintage looking angel for my tree. I remember seeing some made from doilies and decided to try my own.

Using pages from an old book, I cut the body from English Tea Party Doily, and the arms are the small center doily from Polynesian Sails Oval. After gluing them in cone shapes and attaching together, I created the wings by scrunching the center of the Italian Flourish doily.
Once the angel was complete, I embellished her with the Miniature Rose and leaves from Small Leaves #2.

I had so much fun putting my angel together that I decided to make a larger version with the daycare kids. They love when I get the machine out and let them cut out their own dies! For their angel, we used the Mega Tea Party doily for the body. The arms are the Italian Flourish Doily. The largest die from Scalloped Window Stackers became the head. I think the parents enjoyed seeing the kids’ projects as much as the kids enjoyed making them!

Here is a picture of my angel next to one of theirs so you get an idea of the difference in size of the regular dies compared to the mega doily. 

I also created a card for you! 

Rather than cut out the snowflake, I opted to emboss the die Snowflake #2 unto Coredinations cardstock, placing the die slightly off the edge of the paper. I sanded the embossed details of the die for a fun texture. Once the snowflake was prepared to my liking, I lined up my die from Classic Circle Silver Stacker and cut out a circle containing the snowflake, and layered on top of the Circle Scallop Nesting Die. In the middle of the card lies the Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker, layered with the Classic Coved Rectangle Nesting Die, using Lace Light Deco Border to dress up the bottom. Lastly the Classic French Flair Silver Stacker layered on the Scalloped French Flair Nesting Die creating the card shape.

Thank you for taking time to stop by on this busy day!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and laughter!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Bouquet of Love

Hello!  Today I have another Cheery Lynn Designs creation showcasing an 8x8 layout featuring the Mega Tea Party Doily.

Isn’t this doily just gorgeous?! The details are just phenomenal! What a fun texture the Cuties #1 flower adds. I inked and embossed leaves from Stacker Flowers #1 Leaf and Small Dimensional Leaves #2 to tuck under the flower. A swirl from the Fanciful Flourish gives the finishing touch.
The title is highlighted by the beautiful and delicate lacy die, Anastasia Border. Toward the bottom you can see the lovely details of the scalloped Border Carnivale.

The bouquet is centered around the flower I created using Sweet Williams. I layered about 15-20 layers of tissue paper for each size die. Yes, you can easily cut that many layers tissue paper at one time. Once cut, I attached the layers with a brad. After having the brad in place, I fluffed the layers by pulling them apart and scrunching them slightly with my fingers. To add a bit of color, I lightly rubbed the edges of the flower directly to a distress ink pad. Finishing it off, I spritzed the flower with Pearl Glimmer Mist allowing the distress ink to blend, and adding a bit of shimmer to the flower.

To the left of the flower is the Large Rose and Miniature Rose. I’ve used leaves from Stacker Flower #1 Leaf, Dimensional Small Leaves #2, Dimensional Large Leaves #2. Fanciful Flourish, Pair of Ferns, and Olive Branches make great fillers, adding nice texture and dimension. The bouquete rests atop of the Victorian Romance Flourish. Of course I had to add one of my all-time favorite Exotic Mini Butterflies!

There is still time to join this weeks challenge for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs Store! Detail on this weeks challenge can be found here.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Shawn Davis Designs

I am so sad to say that this is my last reveal for Shawn Davis Designs. Shawn has decided to pursue another venue. Shawn, Thank You so much for giving me the opportunity to design for you! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and the team. I wish you the best of luck in your new venture!!!
Shawn has put together a new book with fabulous templates and instructions for adorable minis using gift bags!!! You can order your copy through her store.
Here are some pages from a mini I created using the templates found in her new book.

Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sparkle in my Eye

I'm here to share another fun layout full of layers using dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. This weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs inspired me to dig out my silver sparkles. What better glittery winter fun than snowflakes! Honestly, I got these snowflake dies in the mail this week and they are so beautiful that I couldn’t wait to play with them! *wink* 
I apologize.  I don't know why blogger is cutting off the edge of my photo or making it appear fuzzy, but you can click on the photo to see the entire layout.

The bottom blue layer is edged with Border Carnivale. Topping the polka dot paper is a section of the Dutch Scallop Square Frame. Not only is it gorgeous, but it is just the right size to frame and draw attention to her precious little face. Tucked between the photo and the Dutch Scallop Square Frame is Snowflake #1. Exactly half of the snowflake is showing . Again I used exactly half of Snowflake #1 at the top right hand corner. Snowflake #2 is fluttering on the left hand corner between the blue and polka dot layers.

Anastasia Border dresses the bottom of the photo.

On the right hand side, I layered the Mega Polynesian Sail Doily under the polka dot paper. To add a bit of fun and texture, I cut the doily from Coredinations cardstock and sanded the edges, then added splashes of distress ink here and there. Adorning the top is Snowflake #2 cut from Silver cardstock and adhered with a foam dimensional dot. I added an Epiphany Silver Setting to the center of the snowflake.

The English Tea Party Doily garnishes the bottom left corner, tucked in under the polka dot layer. I cut the Fanciful Flourish from cream cardstock then added splashes of two colors of distress inks. I  meticulously added silver and blue stickles. The moisture from the stickles allowed the distress inks to blend, and the different colors of stickles added a bit of interest.  Again,  Snowflake #2 embellishes the top; decorated with a lacy bow and Epiphany Metal setting.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

With Love

  I just love to make my own flowers. Cheery Lynn Designs has such a fabulous variety of flower dies to chose from. Today I have a close up of the newly released Cuties #1. I diecut two layers and staggered them before winding them up, giving me a bit larger fuller flower. After cutting leaves from Small Leaves #2, I placed the flower on the larger heart of the Two of hearts set. Underneath the layers is the Polynesian Sails Oval doily, adding a bit of elegant flair to the card. Lastly, the dainty Anastasia Border is the perfect touch along the edge. The finished card is 3 ¾ inches x 7 ½ inches.

There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win a $20 gift card from Cheery Lynn Designs! Details for this weeks challenge can be found here!
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wonderful You

Hello! I hope you are having a Cheery Saturday!  I'm here with another card for Cheery Lynn Designs. I don’t know about you, but I like to step outside my comfort zone and push myself to try something new. I often find that the results are surprisingly fun and easier than anticipated! This week I pushed myself to create a window card.
I started by selecting the lovely Nautical Wheeler Doily which has a center cut out, saving the center diecut for the inside of my card. Before attaching the doily to the card, I found the center of the card using the window of the Silver Stacker Layer and cut a hole in the front of the of the card. After cutting the window, I attached the doily diecut.

Now I am ready to adhere the center diecut, but first I dressed it up by backing it with a Scalloped Circle, and attached a chipboard sticker. To complete the card, I added Pair of Ferns, and leaves from Stacker Flower #1 under the bow.

There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs!  You can find all the info here!
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Saturday, November 19, 2011


Hello! Today I have a card to share with you. To start, I lightly stamped the background. Using my distress ink, I added subtle bits of color. Rather than adding layers, I wanted a soft look so I stitched a border. Keeping it light and soft, I layered a few of the dies starting with the Large Sunflower Doily pulled to one side. Next I placed the Border Carnivale horizontally across the card. Then, layered the Fanciful Flourish, tucking in a few leaves from the Small Leaves #2 set.  I wrapped the card with ribbon and bow. I added a few flowers I created using the Cuties #3 and Miniature Rose dies. I really love that I can make such fabulous flowers to match my projects! I topped the flowers and flourish with a butterfly from the Exotic Butterfly small #2 set.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Forever Love

Hello! Cheery Lynn Designs is releasing several new dies today!

Here is a close up of the Tangled Hearts border and the Japanese Garden Lace Oval.

Using dimensional foam adhesive, I layered the small and large heart from Two of Hearts. I just love that I can now create my own little flowers to match my layout! These flowers were created using Miniature Rose and Cuties #3. I also added some leaves cut from Small Leaves #2.

Doesn’t that Large Sunflower Doily add a lot of pizzaz?! The large flower was made using three layers from the Stacker Flower #3, topped with two layers of circles from the Scalloped Window Stackers that I slit on the scallops. To the left I adhered the small heart from Two of Hearts with dimensional foam adhesive. Notice the branches tucked in? They are from the Japanese Garden Lace Oval set. The assortment of mini flowers were created using Cuties #1, #2, #3, and Miniature Rose. They are so lovely and fun to create! Around the boquete, I’ve tucked in an assortment of leaves from Small Leaves #2 and Stacker Flowers #1. A butterfly from Exotic Butterfly small #2 set adorns the top. Along the bottom you can see lace cut from Border Carnivale and Lace Light Deco Border.

Head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs blog to see many more new dies, and the beautiful creations from my teammates! Did you see the new challenge posted yesterday?! I would love to see some of my fans participate!! The prize is AWESOME!!!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

to "Die"-cut for!

Hello! I’m here today bringing you another layout full of goodies using my dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I started by using the sketch for the November challenge at My Minds Eye. I cut the Anastasia Border in brown to dress up the edges of the layout and add a bit of femininity. I tucked the Mega Tea Party doily die under as my bottom layer. Isn’t that doily just beautiful! I just received the die this week and I couldn't wait to put it to work. I have to tell you, it cuts absolutely beautifully as well! 

Remember: any photo can be enlarged for a closer view by clicking on the photo

I adhered the tag with dimension foam.  Under the tag, I slipped in the Fanciful Flourish and some leaves from the Small Leaves #2 set. Resting on top, ready to take flight is a butterfly from the Small Exotic Butterfly #2 set.

Notice the small doily layered on the bottom? It is the center from the Polynesian Sails Oval. I created a flower and cut leaves from the Frangipani with Leaves set. I slipped in the top portion of a fern from Pair of Ferns set. I also tucked in a couple more leaves from the Small Leaves #2 set. Resting atop is a butterfly from the Exotic Butterfly Mini set.

The larger flower is two layers cut from Stacker Flower #5.   I staggered the layers as I adhered them.  After inserting a second flower and some leaves from the Frangipani with Leaves set,  I tucked in some leaves cut from the Stacker Flowers #1 Leaf and Small Leaves #2 set. Again I also slipped in a Fanciful Flourish and a fern from the Pair of Ferns set. At the bottom of the photo you get a nice view of the die from Border Carnivale. It creates such a beautiful lace. Definitely one of my favorites!

Pattern paper, Brads, Pearls, Diecuts, Sticker, Frame- My Minds Eye
Flowers - Petaloo, Prima
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink
Floss - DMC
Brown Cardstock, Green Cardstock - Bazzill

Lots of fun happenings at Cheery Lynn Designs!  New fun challenges will be posted on Mondays...check it out for your chance to win an Awesome prize!!! AND,  On the 15th we will be sharing inspiration for more new releases!  Yes!  More gorgeous dies!! Stop in on the 15th and take a peek at the new dies and all the beautiful things my teammates have been working on! 
Thanks for stopping and have a super scrappy day!!