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Friday, February 29, 2008

HOW TO MAKE A TEAR BEAR

HERE IS A SPECIAL BONUS AT THE REQUEST OF MANY PEOPLE. I HAVE NEVER MADE A TEAR BEAR BEFORE... HOWEVER, I DID ONCE MAKE A TEAR SNOWMAN ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO... SO THIS IS MY ATTEMPT AT DEMONSTRATING HOW TO MAKE THE EVER POPULAR BEAR.

SUPPLIES:


TEAR BEAR PATTERN, HEAVY MULBERRY OR OTHER HOMEMADE PAPER, PAINT BRUSH AND BOWL OF WATER OR H20 PEN, CRAFT GLUE, GEL PENS (BLACK & WHITE), CHALKS, SCISSORS. OPTIONAL MATERIALS: SMALL PAW PAPER PUNCH FOR NOSE, OVAL HAND PUNCH FOR EYES, BLACK CARDSTOCK, TEAR BEAR FACE OR BODY RUBBER STAMPS, INK PAD, FIRM HARD TOOTHBRUSH FOR BRUSHING FIBERS OF PAPER.



ENJOY!
CHERI






QUILLING PART 4- THE FINAL VIDEO

THIS IS THE FINAL VIDEO IN THE QUILLING SERIES. IT SHOWS HOW TO MAKE DIFFERENT SHAPES FROM THE BASIC CIRCLE.
*** MAKE SURE TO WATCH PARTS 1-3 BELOW :0)

ENJOY!
CHERI



QUILLING BASICS PART 3

HERE IS THE 3RD VIDEO ON QUILLING. I SHOW HOW TO MAKE A CRAZY BIRD USING STRIPS AND CIRCLES.
*** MAKE SURE TO WATCH VIDEO'S 1 AND 2 BELOW.

ENJOY!
CHERI

QUILLING PART 3


Monday, February 25, 2008

QUILLING PART 2

THIS IS THE 2ND OF 4 VIDEOS ON QUILLING. IN THIS VIDEO I MAKE A SIMPLE FLOWER SHOWING HOW TO MAKE LOOSE AND TIGHT CIRCLES.
*** MAKE SURE TO WATCH PART 1 FIRST- JUST SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE TO FIND IT.
ENJOY!
CHERI


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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Quilling 101- Part 1

This is a beginner video for learning the basics of quilling. There will be several videos in this series. This video shows different kits, paper, tools, and some basic shapes using a quilled circle.

Enjoy,
Cheri

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Origami Purse Album- Travel Gift

THIS IS A LITTLE SOMETHING I MADE FOR MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER WHO IS GOING ON A WEEKEND TRIP WITH THE CHURCH. IT USES ORIGAMI FOLDING TO MAKE A PURSE SHAPE POCKET PAGE AND A PURSE SHAPE BOX. ALSO DEMONSTRATED IS A MINI FOLDED TAG ALBUM FOR HER TO USE AS A JOURNAL OF HER EXPERIENCES FOR EACH DAY SHE'S AWAY. 3 GOODIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE :)

ENJOY!
CHERI

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

THIS SCRAPROOM IS CLEAN!!! LOL...

I AM DONE! MY ROOM IS ALL ORGANIZED AND READY TO GO! NOW I AM TOO TIRED AND SORE TO SCRAP! LOL! I AM JUST GLAD ITS DONE! IT ONLY TOOK ME 3 DAYS OF HARD LABOR AND MASSIVE SORTING, PACKING, AND PURGING!

HERE ARE THE FINAL CHALLENGES: DONT FORGET TO CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM.

MY SIZZLETS AND THIN DIES- THESE WERE NEVER ACCESSIBLE SO I NEVER USED THEM. SO I SORTED THEM BY TYPES AND ALPHABETIZED THEM. THESE ARE JUST SHAPES, IT DOESNT INCLUDE MY THIN ALPHAS.







THIS IS THE CABINET AREA ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE ROOM. ALL CLEAN NOW!
CHIPBOARD- IT WAS PILED IN A BIN AND DRAWER. SO I SORTED IT BY THEMES AND PUT THEM IN THE YELLOW STACKING BINS. I PUT THEM ON THE COUNTER CAUSE MY RAW CHIPBOARD IS ON THE SHELF BY THAT AREA. I PACKED AWAY DUPLICATES.
SHOTS OF THE ROOM ALL DONE! SOME ARE BEFORE I VACCUMED, OTHERS ARE AFTER. THE VACCUM BROKE! I GUESS IT SUCKED UP ONE TOO MANY EYELETS AND BUTTONS! BUT IT FINISHED THE JOB!





I AM GLAD ITS OVER AND I AM EVEN HAPPIER I HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCE WITH. YOU HAVE ALL BEEN A GREAT INSPIRIATION AND HELP!
THE END!
CHERI

Monday, February 4, 2008

WHAT A DAY MAKES! ALMOST DONE WITH MY ROOM!

I AM SO EXCITED! I GOT SO MUCH DONE TODAY! AND IT DIDN'T TAKE THAT LONG AND WASNT THAT HARD! ONLY A FEW THINGS LEFT AND I AM DONE!

HERE IS MY CRICUT TABLE BEFORE- WHAT A MESS! NOW ITS NEAT & UNDERNEATH HOUSES MY CUTTLEBUG, XRYON DESIGN RUNNER & EXTRA MATS & DIRECTIONS FOR CRICUTS & CUTTLEBUG. THE PICTURES BELOW THAT SHOWS THE SHELF THAT HAD HOMESCHOOLING SUPPLIES ON IT, BUT I CLEARED IT OUT TO WHAT I WILL ONLY NEED FOR THIS YEAR AND PUT MY CARTRIDGES ON THE BOTTOM SHELF, RIGHT NEXT TO THE CRICUTS. LOVING THIS.. CAUSE BEFORE THEY WERE UNDER THE TABLE WHERE THE CRICUTS ARE AND I HAD TO LAY ON THE FLOOR TO FIND ONE!

CLICKING ON THE PICTURES WILL MAKE THEM FULL SIZE- YOU CAN SEE BETTER THIS WAY.




THIS IS THE AREA THAT STILL NEEDS WORK... ITS JUST BAGGIES AND STORAGE BINS THAT I HAVE TO PUT AWAY... THIS WILL BE A BREEZE! OH.. AND IT HAS A FEW MORE BOXES OF STUFF I PACKED UP.


THIS IS MY ROLLING CART THAT I KEEP SOME MISC ITEMS. BEFORE IT WAS A MESS AND JUST THROWN TOGETHER. THE 2ND SHELF WAS FULL OF BAGGIES... IF YOU SEE IN THE AFTER PICTURE... I SORTED THE BAGGIES BY SIZE MOST USED AND PUT THEM IN 3 PRETTY CONTAINERS. I ALSO CLEANED OUT THE JUNK & MOVED MY CUTTERS TO AN EASIER TO REACH AREA.


NOW THIS AREA WAS TRASHED! IT STILL NEED SOME WORK, BUT I ONLY NEED TO SORT MY CHIPBOARD AND PUT AWAY SOME NEWER EMBELLISHMENTS THAT ARE IN THE LAUNDRY BASKET. AGAIN, CAKE WORK AFTER THE REST I HAVE DONE! LOL. THIS AREA HOUSES MY JEWELRY MAKING ITEMS, MISC EMBELLISHMENTS, QUILLING ITEMS, GOLD LEAFING ITEMS & METAL SHEETS. BUT THERE IS A HUGE IMPROVEMENT FROM BEFORE!



THIS IS ANOTHER DESK AREA THAT IS NEXT TO THE ONE ABOVE. BIG DIFFERENCE FROM BEFORE TO AFTER! THIS HOUSES GEMS, SEQUINS, MISC EMBELLISHMENTS, SANDS & SAND TOOLS, GLITTERS, PEARL X, MICROBEADS, INK PADS, RUBBERSTAMP TOOLS, SPECIALTY GLUES, EMBOSSING POWDERS, ALCHOLOL & WALNUT INKS, LIGHTBOX, BRASS STENCILS & PASTE, AND THE ROLLING CART OF MY STENCILS/TEMPLATES.





THIS IS THE DESK AREA IN THE OTHER HALF OF THE ROOM WHERE ALL THE SHELVING & DRAWER SYSTEMS ARE. THIS AREA HOUSES ALL MY PAINTS, BRUSHES, FOAM PIECES, SCRAP PAPERS, CRAYONS, KID MARKERS, ETC. THE FIRST AFTER PICTURE I PUT MY SCRAP PAPERS ON THE DESK AND THEN MOVED THEM TO THE TOP OF A DRAWER SYSTEM... LIKE IT BETTER LIKE THAT.




THIS IS ONE OF THE SHELVES THAT HAD SOME OF THE BOXES OF RUBBERSTAMPS AND BOXES OF PAGE KITS. AFTER, I MOVED ALL THE RUBBERSTAMPS TO ONE AREA AND THIS NOW HOUSES STICKERS AND THE BOTTOM HAS MY SWAPS/DIE CUTS. ITS NICE TO HAVE THEM ALL IN ONE AREA! AND THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM IN THE BOXES TO EASILY LOOK THROUGH THEM AND PULL OUT WHAT I NEED.



THESE ARE TWO MORE SHELF SYSTEMS THAT HAD MORE RUBBERSTAMPS AND A BUNCH OF OTHER CRAP. THE AFTER PICTURES SHOW HOW I PUT ALL THE RUBBERSTAMP BOXES ON THESE TWO SHELVES SO THEY ARE ALL TOGETHER IN ONE AREA AS WELL. MUCH EASIER NOW, SO I DONT HAVE TO WALK ON 2 SIDES OF THE ROOM AND SEARCH THROUGH 3 SHELVES TO FIND WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR. THE SHELF WITH THE RIBBONS AND FIBERS NOW ALSO STORE MY PAGE KITS BY THEMES. AGAIN, NICE TO HAVE THEM IN ONE SPOT!





THIS SHELF WAS A HODGE PODGE OF JUNK! NOW SINCE I HAVE SO MUCH SPACE I WAS ABLE TO USE THIS TO PUT MY PAGES IN PROGRESS, WORK COMPLETED, HOW TO'S & TIPS BOXES, SEWING ITEMS (I PACKED UP TONS OF WHAT I WONT USE AND ONLY LEFT OUT A SMALL SEWING BOX, MY MINI MACHINE, HEIDI SWAP IRON, AND BOBBINS), 2 LARGE ALBUM KITS THAT I WANT TO USE TO PUT MY COMPLETED PAGES IN, MY XYRON PCS ( I ORIGINALLY PACKED THIS, BUT TOOK IT OUT OF STORAGE AND LEFT IT IN THE BOX IN CASE I WANT TO USE IT), MY BINDING MACHINE, AND THE BOTTOM SHELF IS KIDS CRAFTS THAT WE USE FROM TIME TO TIME.



THE BEST PART OF ALL IS I HAVE MY WORKSPACE BACK! HERE ARE THE BEFORES AND AFTER OF MY DESK... UGH! BUT NOW, EVERYTHING HAS ITS PLACE AGAIN AND IS SORTED MUCH BETTER THAN BEFORE! I AM THRILLED ABOUT THIS!






SO, AS YOU SEE, I HAVE GOTTEN A LOT DONE IN THE PAST 2 DAYS! I ONLY HAVE A LITTLE BIT LEFT AND THEN JUST A GOOD DUSTING AND VACCUM AND I WILL BE READY TO GO! THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL THAT HAVE HELPED ME, ENCOURAGED ME, ROOTED ME ON, AND ACTUALLY CAME TO SEE MY BLOG! IT HAS BEEN HARD FOR ME TO SHARE MY MESS WITH YOU, AS I AM SUCH A NEAT FREAK AND AM ASHAMED OF HOW I LET THE ROOM GET... BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE... SO YOU CAN ALL GET YOUR SPACES ORGANIZED AND SCRAP READY! ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED IS THAT I DONT NEED ANYMORE STUFF! WHAT I STILL HAVE OUT, I HAVE AS MUCH PACKED AWAY, IF NOT MORE! SO A GOOD TIP I AM GOING TO DO AND AM GOING TO SHARE... IS IF YOUR A HOARDER LIKE ME... PACK AWAY A LOT OF YOUR STUFF... AND WHEN YOU HAVE THE URGE TO SHOP, GO SHOPPING IN YOUR OWN HOUSE, WITH YOUR SUPPLIES YOU HAVE HIDDEN AWAY. MAKE A BOOKSHELF IN ANOTHER ROOM THAT YOU ONLY GO TO WHEN YOU WANT TO SHOP... BRING A BAG AND FILL IT UP... AND THEN GO PUT IT AWAY IN YOUR ROOM. BUT ONLY DO THIS AFTER YOU HAVE FINISHED AN ALBUM, OR USED A LOT OF SUPPLIES... KEEP A LIMIT TO WHAT YOU WILL HAVE IN YOUR SCRAP SPACE, AND PUT THE REST AWAY! IT WILL BE LIKE A NEW FIND WHENEVER YOU GO TO YOUR "SHOPPING SPACE" AND IT WILL BE EVEN MORE SATISFYING AS YOU DONT HAVE TO SPEND MONEY AND YOU CAN AFFORD TO GO THERE WHENEVER YOU NEED TO! ORGANIZING TOOLS DONT HAVE TO COST A FORTUNE! DOLLAR STORES AND REUSING POSTAL BOXES... CANT BEAT THAT! OF COURSE WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THOSE ROOMS YOU SEE IN MAGAZINES... BUT WE CANT ALL AFFORD THEM OR HAVE THE SPACE FOR THEM... SO MAKE DUE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE... AND PUT THE REST AWAY!
THANKS AGAIN FOR VISITING MY BLOG AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY!
CHERI

SOME PROGRESS ON MY SCRAPROOM DISASTER!

OK... SO I HAVE WORKED ALL DAY AND MANAGED TO GET A LOT DONE IN MY ROOM. IT IS NOWHERE NEAR DONE, BUT ITS GETTING THERE. THE FIRST THING I DID WAS GET OUT THE BOXES THAT WERE PACKED AND I WASNT GOING TO USE. I LEFT ONLY 2 SHELVES WITH PACKED BOXES, AS THESE HAVE PAPER THAT I MIGHT USE... AND I RAN OUT OF ROOM IN MY SAUNA FOR STORAGE. (THANK YOU ROCK!!) HERE IS WHAT MY SAUNA LOOKS LIKE NOW! IF YOU CLICK ON THE PICTURES, IT WILL ENLARGE THEM FOR YOU.



THESE ARE THE BEFORES AND AFTERS:

GLITTERS: I HAD THEM ALL OVER MY ROOM IN DIFFERENT AREAS. I SORTED THROUGH THEM, PACKED UP THE DOUBLES OR ONES I KNEW I WOULDNT USE NOW, AND GOT IT DOWN TO ONE CONTAINER AND A DISPOSABLE TUPPERWARE!



RIBBONS: I HAVE ABOUT 500 SPOOLS OF RIBBON ALREADY PACKED AND DECIDED TO KEEP THEM THAT WAY! I HAD BOUGHT SOME MORE SINCE I PACKED AND WENT FROM BINS TO SHELVES AND PACKED UP DOUBLES AND ITEMS I KNEW I WOULDNT USE:




INK PADS: I HAD THEM IN WIRE BASKETS BY COLOR- DIDNT WORK FOR ME... SO I WENT FROM BASKETS TO CONTAINERS BY TYPE/BRAND. THAT IS HOW I USE MY INK PADS... DONT ASK ME... BUT I DO :).



NOW THEY ARE BACK ON THE SHELVES WITH THE GLITTERS, PEARL X, MICRO BEADS (WHICH I ALSO GOT DOWN TO ONE CONTAINER TODAY!) RE-INKERS, ETC... I AM STILL NOT HAPPY ABOUT HOW THE INK PADS ARE... SO IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS.. LET ME KNOW!



FIBERS: I HAVE HAD MY FIBERS IN ONE OF THOSE POSTAL BOXES ( I HAVE 3 OF THEM, TRIED TO RETURN THEM 6 TIMES TO THE POST OFFICE, AND THEY WONT TAKE THEM! SO I USED THEM.. LOL)... THE FIBERS ARE OVER-FLOWING, HARD TO GET TO, HARD TO KNOW WHAT I HAVE... SO I BOUGHT SOME CUTE LITTLE CONTAINERS AND ONLY PUT IN WHAT I COULD FIT.. I SORTED BY COLORS AND PACKED THE REST AWAY! I LOVE HOW THESE TURNED OUT! I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY FIBERS!



BUT THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT I DID TODAY WAS SORTING MY SWAP ITEMS, VELLUM QUOTE STACKS/SAYINGS & DIE CUTS! WHEW... THAT WAS A TOUGH ONE! I GOT RID OF A COMPLETE BIN OF ITEMS I KNOW I WONT USE. (THANKS AGAIN ROCK!!!) I WENT FROM 3 LAUNDRY BASKETS, 2 POST OFFICE CONTAINERS, AND A SMALLER BIN TO 3 POST OFFICE CONTAINERS. AND I VOW TO STOP SWAPPING UNTIL I RUN OUT OF WHAT I HAVE AND ONLY JOIN SWAPS I KNOW I WILL USE WITHIN THE NEXT 2 MONTHS!



I ALSO UNPACKED MY SIZZIX, PAPER PUNCHES, STAPLERS, STAPLES, (I MISSED THEM SO MUCH!) MISC TOOLS, AND SOME OTHER LITTLE STUFF.. I AM DONE WITH THE UNPACKING! I AM LEAVING EVERYTHING ELSE PACKED.
KEEP WATCHING MY BLOG FOR UPDATES AND MORE ACCOMPLISHMENTS! THIS MONTH WILL BE ABOUT ME GETTING MY ROOM BACK IN ORDER! THAT'LL TEACH ME TO PACK A YEAR IN ADVANCE!

HAVE A GREAT ONE!
CHERI

Homemade Business Card holder

Homemade Business Card holder
I made this for my daughter for a Christmas gift- The cards were for her new phone line- a very special gift.

Business card holder back

Business card holder back

Altered Planner with bookmark & pen

Altered Planner with bookmark & pen
For French teacher.