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Monday, March 30, 2009

MY FIRST WORKSHOP!!!!







I AM SO EXCITED, THIS PAST WEEKEND I WENT TO MY FIRST EVER WORKSHOP! IT WAS WITH A CTMH CONSULTANT, JAMIE. SHE WAS GREAT! WE MADE THESE GREAT FLOWERS AND GOT SOME REALLY NICE BUTTONS AND A VERY USEFUL STAMP SET FOR ATTENDING! THOSE FLOWERS ARE JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO DECORATE MY STAMP PAD HOLDER!!! I HAD SO MUCH FUN AND CANT WAIT TO GO TO MORE!!!

THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL CLASS JAMIE!!

CHERI










Friday, March 27, 2009

FLOWERS & WIRE OH MY!




Here is a non-traditional Easter card. You can use this card for any occassion, especially Mother's Day :) Its made with punched out flowers and wire and of course, some sparkle!

Enjoy,
Cheri




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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WHATS NEW & UPCOMING

I AM STARTING ANOTHER BLOG FOR THINGS I PLAN TO DO ON A DAILY BASIS. THIS BLOG WILL BE MY REGULAR BLOG, BUT THE NEW ONE WILL HAVE DAILY/WEEKLY LESSONS, TIPS, IDEAS, CHALLENGES, ETC.

THE NEW BLOG IS AT: WWW.CREATEWITHCHERI.BLOGSPOT.COM SO MAKE SURE TO ADD IT TO YOUR LIST OF FAVORITE BLOGS AND WATCH FOR GREAT THINGS TO COME!

POCKET PAGES

HERE IS THE FINAL SERIES IN THE POCKET PAGES. THIS VIDEO SHOWS SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF POCKET PAGES INCLUDING A PLEATED PAGE.

ENJOY,
CHERI


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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

EASTER CHICK CARD


AGAIN, FROM SOMEONE ELSE'S TALENT, I WAS ABLE TO CREATE THIS ADORABLE LITTLE EASTER CHICK CARD. I AM IN LOVE! HOPE YOU ENJOY!


CHERI



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PICTURES OF THE AREA I LIVE IN

I FINALLY GOT OUT AND REMEMBER TO TAKE THE CAMERA WITH ME. SO HERE ARE SOME SHOTS OF PA! THESE WERE TAKEN ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE ALPACA FARM...

THIS IS THE DAIRY FARM DOWN THE ROAD FROM ME.

THIS IS THE HILL PAST THE DAIRY FARM THAT LEADS TO MY HOUSE. TRY DRIVING UP THIS IN SNOW! UGH!

AND THIS IS MY HOUSE FROM THE ROAD.


THE MALL, JUST PARTS OF THE FRONT.. IT GOES ALL THE WAY AROUND AND HAS A HUGE MOVIE THEATHER AND STUFF ON ALL SIDES.




WALMART IS ACROSS THE HIGHWAY FROM THE MALL... AND THERES DENNYS!!! WHOOOOO HOOOO! THERE IS ALSO A FRIENDLYS, TACO BELL, AND APPLEBEES ALL IN THAT ROW BY DENNYS.

ON THE WAY BACK FROM THE ALPACA'S... WAY OFF THE ROAD IS AN AMISH DAIRY FARM.


THESE ARE SHOTS OF PARTS OF THE TOWN. I DONT LIVE IN THE TOWN, BUT ITS CUTE!







WE WENT TO SEE ALPACAS TODAY!!!













I TOOK MY KIDS TO SEE ALPACA'S TODAY AND WOW, THEY ARE TRULY AMAZING ANIMALS! I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF AN ALPACA UNTIL MY MOM MOVED TO PA, BUT I NEVER SAW ONE UNTIL TODAY! THEY ARE FROM PERU & CHILI AND ARE OBVIOUSLY FROM THE LLAMA FAMILY. THEY ARE MUCH SMALLER AND GENTLER THAN A LLAMA. THEY ARE NO TALLER THAN THE AVERAGE SIZED PERSON. THE ALPHA MALE WAS A LITTLE TALLER THAN ME, AND I AM 5'5. THEY ARE HERD ANIMALS AND WILL DIE OF A BROKEN HEART IF ALONE! ISN'T THAT SWEET! I KNOW HOW THEY FEEL, I HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM MY HUSBAND FOR A YEAR AND A HALF AND KNOW A BROKEN HEART. THEY ARE VERY SMART ANIMALS AND EVEN KNOW THEIR NAMES, JUST LIKE DOGS. THEY FOLLOW EACH OTHER AROUND, LIKE HOW GIRLS MUST TRAVEL IN PACKS TO THE BATHROOM, ALPACA'S ARE THE SAME WAY. THEY DO NOT LIKE THE HEAT, BUT LOVE THE COLD. THEY ARE SHEARED ONCE A YEAR AND EACH ALPACA MAKES ABOUT 10 ADULT SIZE SWEATERS EACH SHEARING. THEY ARE GOING TO BE THE NEW WOOL/SHEEP INDUSTRY ONE DAY, AS THEY ARE EASIER TO CARE FOR THEN SHEEP, ARE LESS PRONE TO DISEASE, DO LESS DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SO ON. THEY LIKE TO GIVE KISSES, AND DONT BITE, AS THEY ONLY HAVE BOTTOM TEETH AND USE THEM AS SCOOPS WHEN YOU HAND FEED THEM. THEY ALMOST HAVE A BUNNY FACE/MOUTH. THEY DO SPIT, BUT USUALLY AT EACH OTHER OVER FOOD OR IF YOU HOLD THEM DOWN AND THEY GET UPSET. OTHER THAN THAT, THEY MAKE GREAT PETS! THEY ARE FAIRLY INEXPENSIVE TO PURCHASE... MALES START AT AROUND 500.00 EACH AND FEMALES AT 3000.00 AND UP. SO FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THE ALPACA, YOU MUST FIND OUT IF THERE ARE ANY IN YOUR AREA AND GO AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM. THEY HAVE GREAT PERSONALITIES... THEY MADE US LAUGH WITH THEIR SILLY WAYS! SO GO VISIT AN ALPACA TODAY!

Monday, March 23, 2009

QUICK & EASY POCKET

THIS IS A SMALL POCKET THAT I MADE FROM VELLUM. IT'S NOT FANCY OR DECORATED NICELY, IT'S JUST TO SHOW THAT YOU CAN MAKE POCKETS FOR YOUR PAGES THAT ARE SMALL TOO. YOU CAN MAKE A FEW SMALLER POCKETS AND USE THEM TO PUT HIDDEN JOURNALING IN, DECORATIVE TAGS, PHOTOS, TRINKETS, MOMENTO'S AND SO ON. IT ALSO SHOWS HOW TO PAPER PIERCE. AGAIN, I DIDN'T DECORATE IT FANCY OR ANYTHING, THIS WAS JUST MADE FOR THE VIDEO, SO BE SURE TO GET CREATIVE WITH YOURS! (NOTICE, I SEALED THE SIDES BY STAPLING THEM... THATS A QUICK AND EASY SOLUTION, ESPECIALLY FOR VELLUM... AND NOTICE THE EGG ON THE TAG TOP??? LOL.. STILL HAVE A BUNCH OF THEM LEFT OVER! IT'S ALMOST LIKE AFTER THANKSGIVING, YOU CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH WITH ALL THAT LEFT OVER TURKEY.... SO I AM ON A MISSION TO FIND A USE FOR ALL THOSE EGGS!)


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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Zippered pocket


This pocket can be used on a scrapbook layout or by itself. I used a 9 1/2" zipper, you can use any size and adjust your paper accordingly. You don't even have to use a zipper... however, it is a zippered pocket... lol... but if you dont have zippers, than you can use an eyelet on the top and bottom and string ribbon through it. Let your imagination run wild!

I used my scraps from the step card & Easter card I made the other day to decorate it. It's always good to conserve, re-use, and scrap your scraps!


Enjoy,

Cheri



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Friday, March 20, 2009

BUNNY POCKET HOLDER



WELL... HERE'S ANOTHER EASTER BUNNY FOR YA. I GUESS MOVING TO PA. AND HAVING A CRAFTROOM THATS NOT IN THE DUNGEON HAS INSPIRED ME TO MAKE SOME PROJECTS. I ALSO HAVE TO THANK JINDRA & MYRA FROM SBC FOR SHARING ALL THOSE GREAT LINKS THAT HAVE GIVEN ME IDEAS & INSPIRATION! I HAVE EXPLAINED THAT I AM A BEGINNER... WELL, ANOTHER THING ABOUT ME IS I DONT HAVE A CREATIVE MIND AT ALL! I AM A COPYCAT ARTIST. I NEED TO SEE SOMETHING AND EITHER COPY IT, OR GET IDEAS FROM IT. I REALLY CANT JUST SIT DOWN AND COME UP WITH ALL THESE COOL THINGS... MAYBE AS I GET MORE EXPERIENCED, BUT NOT JUST YET. SO HERE IS A BUNNY POUCH, THAT WAS INSPIRED FROM A SOURCREAM CONTAINER BUNNY... HOPE YOU ENJOY!!


HERE IS A PICTURE OF THAT COOL PICKER UPPER TOOL I USED IN THE VIDEO... THIS IS A MUST HAVE!!!! THE GREEN STUFF ON THE LEFT IS LIKE THAT BLUE TACKY MATERIAL STUFF THEY CAME OUT WITH YEARS AGO FOR HANGING THINGS ON THE WALL... DO YOU REMEMBER THAT STUFF? IT WAS SO YOU DIDNT HAVE TO PUT HOLES IN THE WALL OR LEAVE TAPE MARKS... SO IT WAS BLUE STUFF THAT CAME IN A PACK AND IT LOOKED LIKE TRIDENT GUM... LOL.... WELL AFTER YOU MUSHED IT AND MADE IT PLIABLE... THATS WHAT THE GREEN STUFF IS LIKE IN THIS COOL TOOL! THE OTHER SIDE JUST HAS A FLAT PLASTIC END, LIKE A FLAT HEAD SCREW DRIVER... THAT HELPS TO PUSH DOWN OR MOVE AROUND ITEMS AFTER YOU STICK IT DOWN. THIS TOOL IS GENIOUS!!!


HUGGSSSS,


CHERI LYNN






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Thursday, March 19, 2009

BUNNY STEP CARD

EASTER'S ON ITS WAY..... SO TODAY, AFTER SEEING THIS ON ANOTHER BLOG, BUT NOT HAVING A TUTORIAL, DECIDED TO TRY IT FOR MY SELF. I ALSO MADE 2 CARDS... AND NOW YOU CAN SEE WHY I AM NOT A CARD MAKER! JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW... I REALLY AM A BEGINNER AT ALL OF THIS STUFF... BUT I ONLY POST WHAT COMES OUT GOOD... I DELETE THE REST.. LOL.









SO, FOR THE BUNNY STEP CARD.... HERE IS THE FACE UP CLOSE. NOTICE THE PLACEMENT OF THE EYES AND CHEEKS/NOSE. THEY ARE OFF CENTER AND FACING RIGHT.



HERE HE IS ALL DONE. ISN'T HE ADORABLE!?!

HERE IS THE CARD ALL PUT TOGETHER. ONE SHOT OF IT STANDING AND ANOTHER OF IT FLAT.


HERE IS A SIDE VIEW TO SEE THE DIFFERENT STEPS IN THE CARD.

HERE IS A RUN DOWN OF THE MEASUREMENTS FOR THE CARD BASE.


1. CUT A PIECE OF PAPER INTO 6X12.


2. FOR THIS NEXT STEP IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH SIDE YOU DO THIS TO, THE ONLY THING IT WILL DO WILL DETERMINE WHICH SIDE THE BUNNY SITS ON. TURN THE PAPER OVER AND MEASURE IN 2" FROM THE SIDE AND PUT A MARK AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM WITH A PENCIL.


3. NOW FROM THE TOP MEASURE DOWN 3" AND PUT A MARK AND MEASURE UP FROM THE BOTTOM 1" AND PUT A MARK. DO THIS ON THE SIDE WHERE YOU DID STEP #2. NOW WITH A PENCIL, DRAW A LINE FROM THE 3" MARK DOWN TO THE 1" MARK.


4. YOU NOW NEED TO MAKE A CUT ON THAT LINE. SO YOU ARE CUTTIING 2" IN FROM THE SIDE... 3" DOWN FROM THE TOP... AND 1" UP FROM THE BOTTOM.... SO YOU WILL HAVE NOT CUT ANYTHING OFF, ONLY MADE AN 8" SLIT IN YOUR PAPER. IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE ABOVE OF THE SIDE VIEW.... THE SLIT IS WHERE THE BUNNY IS SITTING ON FOLDED IN HALF.


5. NOW YOU NEED TO SCORE YOUR PAPER. TURN YOUR PAPER LONG WAYS (HORIZONTAL) AND IGNORING THE 2" PIECE ON THE BOTTOM, YOU WILL SCORE AT THE 3" MARK, 6" MARK, 8" MARK, 10" MARK, AND 11" MARK. LEAVE YOUR PAPER AS IT IS AND MOVE ON TO STEP 6.


6. NOW SCORE THE SMALL BOTTOM 2" PIECE AT THE 6" MARK ONLY.


7. TURN YOUR PAPER VERTICAL, AND WHERE THE SLIT IS, SCORE ABOVE IT AND BELOW IT- SO YOU WILL BE SCORING THE 2" MARK WHERE YOU DIDN'T CUT.


8. NOW WATCH THE VIDEO TO LEARN HOW TO FOLD IT.... THATS TOO HARD TO TYPE.. LOL. BUT ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY EVERY OTHER FOLD AND MAKE SURE YOU DO IT WHERE THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAPER IS SHOWING :0)



BONUS CARD: THIS WAS DONE BY SPONGING YELLOW INK ON THE CARD. THEN I TOOK THE SIZZIX GRASS DIE AND USED THE NEGATIVE SPACE TO INK THE GRASS ON THE CARD IN GREEN. I USED THE POSITIVE TO MASK OVER THE GRASS IN ORDER TO STAMP THE FLOWER STEMS. I THEN USED LIGHT PURPLE AND PINK TO STAMP DIFFERENT FLOWERS ON THE STEMS. I STAMPED THE BUNNY ON A DIFFERENT PAPER, USED A BLENDER PEN WITH THE SAME INKS I USED ON THE FLOWERS AND COLORED PARTS OF HIM IN. THEN I CUT HIM OUT AND FOAM DOTTED HIM ON THE CARD. THE OUTSIDE SAYS, I LOVE EASTER AND THE INSIDE SAYS, ALMOST AS MUCH AS I LOVE YOU. THE STAMPS USED ON THESE CARDS ARE ALL FROM THE ANGEL COMPANY. THE INKS ARE SU & CTMH.


BONUS CARD 2. THIS WAS AN EASY CARD. I JUST INKED WITH YELLOW AND BLACK AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE CARD BASE LEAVING THE CENTER WHITE. I STAMPED THE BUNNY ON ANOTHER SHEET OF PAPER. COLORED THE FLOWERS AND GRASS WITH MY BLENDER PEN & INKS. MADE A MASK FOR THE BUNNY BY STAMPING THE SAME IMAGE AGAIN AND COVERING THE BUNNY, I TOOK YELLOW INK AND SPONGED IT OVER THE PAPER. I THEN USED A 3" OVAL PUNCH, CUT OUT THE IMAGE, INKED AROUND IN BLACK AND FOAM DOTTED THAT TO THE CARD. THE FINAL TOUCH WAS THE SENTIMENT... HAPPY EASTER!!





EVERYTHING FROM TODAY... HMMM, I STILL HAVE SOME EGGS LEFT OVER... WHAT'S NEXT????


ENJOY!!!

CHERI LYNN



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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HAPPY ST. PATTYS DAY DUDE


SO HERE IS MY LITTLE LEPRACHAUN (cant spell that word) GUY... I HAD TO MAKE SOMETHING FOR ST. PATTYS DAY, ALTHOUGH I AM ITALIAN & GERMAN.. LOL... GOTTA LOVE CABBAGE... NOT INTO CORNBEEF THOUGH. SO HERE HE IS....

ENJOY!!

CHERI LYNN


WHAT I USED:

*CARDSTOCK- GREEN, BLACK, WHITE, GOLD, RED, FLESH/CREAM

*VARIOUS SIZES OF CIRCLE PUNCHES- YOU CAN USE A CIRCLE CUTTER OR COLUZZLE.

*SU 2 OVAL PUNCHES

*SU FLOWER PUNCH

*ADHESIVE

*RED INK PAD

*SCISSORS & TRIMMER



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MY HEART BEATS FOR YOU- A TAKE ON THE STAR ALBUM

HERE IS A CUTE IDEA TO MAKE FOR YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE. THIS IDEA CAME FROM THE STAR ALBUM, HOWEVER, I ONLY MADE 4 SIDES CAUSE I WANT TO BE ABLE TO FOLD IT EQUALLY IN HALF SO I CAN MAIL IT. YOU DO CAN DO AS MANY SIDES AS YOU WANT. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE A MINI ALBUM INSTEAD OF A CARD... LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD!! HOPE YOU ENJOY :)
**CHERI LYNN**
MATERIALS USED:
*NESTABILITIES SCALLOP HEART DIES- THE 4 LARGER SIZES
*CUTTLEBUG EMBOSSING FOLDERS- SWISS DOTS & SCRIPT (YOU CAN USE ANY ONES YOU WANT, AND ALSO EMBOSS AND OF THE HEARTS YOU WANT... YOU DONT HAVE TO FOLLOW WHAT I DID).
*CARDSTOCK IN 3 DIFFERENT COLORS (AGAIN, YOU CAN DO IT HOWEVER YOU WANT.)
*ADHESIVE & FOAM POP DOTS
*VARIOUS EMBELLISHMENTS AND/OR RUBBER STAMPS






YOU CAN CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM. YOU CAN SEE MUCH BETTER THAT WAY.



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Friday, March 13, 2009

PostCard from Africa



Thanks to my buddy, Myra... sharing all these wonderful blogs and links this week, I saw a tutorial on using tim holtz alcohol inks to make a safari print background. Came in handy, as my son had to make a postcard for school like he was on a vacation... and where better to be than Africa??? So, here is our postcard :0)
The stamp is an actual stamp with a punch of a stamp that is stamped over it. LOL.

Thanks so much my talented buddy!!!

Enjoy,
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.