Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday, Monday

Good day blog readers!

Every once in a while, I come across a photo that really speaks to me and I just HAVE to scrap it. In this case, the photo belongs to my friend Dolores. The picture is of her and her 3 daughters and she uses it as her facebook profile photo. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!

I pulled out some very "girl friendly" Cheery Lynn Designs dies and Authentique Blissful collection and went to work creating a layout that was as pretty as those 4 smiling faces!!

I started by creating a few pleated flowers to draw attention to the photo. This one was created using the Frills and Hearts border. I also die cut a few Darling Daisies, Exotic Butterflies and Fanciful Flourish from cardstock and added them throughout the layout.

School Days Font finishes off the title to complete the layout.

I created this "Thinking of You" card using the same line from Authentique. Both the card and the layout are store samples and will be on display at The Crop Shop (Rockland, Ma).

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

52 Week Project - August Photos

I really can't believe that August is almost over. I was just reminded today that Labor Day is next weekend!! Holy cow! I was so worried about preparing Donovan for the school year, that it slipped my mind. I've also been preoccupied with thoughts of hurricane Irene slamming into the state of NJ this coming Sunday. Hmmm, and earthquake (the 23rd) and a hurricane all in less than a week's time! What in the world??

Anywho, I have to give myself a pat on the back for sticking with the 52 Week Project that I started back in January. I really enjoyed taking these photos this month as I tried to put a little more emotion into each photo so when I look back at the end of the year, I don't see all cheesy grins.

Week 31--taken 8.3.11 Better known as my 37th birthday. I'm famous for making faces and I think I managed to capture one of my most infamous faces here. (Nomahegan Park)

Week 31/52
Week 32/52 Takes 8.13.11 Just me...that's it! (Echo Lake Park-paddle boating with my sons)

Week 32/52

Week 33/52 Taken 8.20.11 Feeling a little sad, pissed, angry, and a lot of frustration this week! Can you tell? (In my kitchen)

Week 33/52

Week 34/52 Taken 8.21.11 No, I'm not naked (wish I were that bold)...I'm actually fully clothed...just wearing a tube style top. I like the look of this photo for some reason. I changed it to b/w and added a film grain because it reminded me of an old movie. (in my kitchen)

Week 34/52

Want to check out what the rest of the participants are up to or even join in on the fun? It's never too late!

Until next post...have a great day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Repetition with Cheery Lynn Dies

Happy Monday blog readers!! I'm here with a quick post to show you how to use repetition to make some of the smaller dies that Cheery Lynn Designs offers really stand out on your projects.

I used 3 die cut apples to create this A+ Teacher card. Of course the apples could be swapped out using any number of our dies.

I created texture on the front panel of this card by embossing it with the Burlap plate and embossing pad and then finished off the title using the School Days font.

Here's a close-up of the dimension created by adding pop dot to my elements. I also added more texture by stitching the Coved Rectangle stacker before adhering it to the card.

Here's another example of using repetition to increase the impact of smaller dies.

I used Little Stackers Scalloped Circle Nesting Dies to highlight 4 stamped pumpkin faces on this Halloween card. Again, any of the smaller dies in the Little Stackers Dies sets could be used in the same fashion!

Other Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
Coved Rectangle Stackers
Border Carnivale
French Flair Stackers

I hope this post has inspired you to pull out your smaller dies and put them to work on your projects!

Until next post...happy scrapping!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Here's To Starting A New Week

Last week felt a little like this...

Let's hope this week is much better!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

NEW Petaloo Releases

Hello there blog readers!

It took me a bit to get these projects posted, but here they are, without further adieu.

I used Petaloo's newly released mini Darjeeling flowers and products from the Chantilly and Canterbury collections to add flair and dimension to my Autumn and Christmas projects.

I mixed flowers from Darjeeling Hydrangea Mix and Darjeeling Mini Mix to accentuate this photo of my boys and me.

(all layouts are 8x8)

Lush Chantilly Velvet Mini Blossoms, and Velvet Berry Picks are perfect accents for this Christmas layout.

I added Sunflowers to the Canterbury Vine Spray to give this layout a little autumnal flair.

Canterbury Vine Spray and a mix of Petaloo flowers really take this card over the top!

Darjeeling Petites bring the patterned paper pumpkins to life on this card.

Chantilly Velvet Mini Blossoms and Canterbury Vine Spray add a wonderfully textured feel to this card.

Thanks for taking a look!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cheery Lynn Designs and Core'dinations

Good Monday morning blog readers!! I'm here with 2 projects created for a special joint venture between Cheery Lynn Designs and Core'dinations.

I used Bella Blvd's new Christmas Wishes line and a couple sheets of Core Impressions cardstock for my layout. I used one sheet for the background and then used Cheery Lynn Designs dies, French Flair Stackers and the Ribbon Eyelet Border, to create embellishments with the other sheet. I love that this cardstock is already embossed, so all I had to do was lightly sand the cardstock using Sand-It Gadget to reveal the core color.

I also used Varsity and School Days fonts dies to create part of my title.

To create this card, I used the Dot/Lines embossing plate to emboss the front panel of the card and then used the Sand It Gadget to make it pop. I created a "rainbow" by die cutting 6 different colors of Core Couture cardstock with the smallest of the Little Stackers Scalloped Circle dies and stitched them to the front of the card.

I hope you've enjoyed this post. Be sure to stop by Cheery Lynn Designs blog and Core'dinations blog every day this week to see all of the fabulous work created by both design teams!!

Until next post... have a scrap happy day!!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Cheery Lynn Cards

Good morning blog readers, it's Tanisha here with a post for creating your own embellishment.

I'm sure we are all feeling a little tightening of the purse strings nowadays. One of the ways that I've been avoiding feeling the pinch in my scrap budget is by creating a lot of my own embellishments and Cheery Lynn Designs dies are perfect for doing just that . Not only is making your own fun, but you really get the most out of your supplies, as well.

I started by cutting a 2"x12" strip from patterned paper and then adding a border to the edge using the Scalloped Diamonds border. I scored the strip every 1/4", accordion folded it and then attached the ends to create a pleated flower. I cut a circle using the XL Classic Stackers Circles, adhered the pleated flower to the center and affixed a piece of ribbon to the center. Next, I used the Little Coved Rectangle Stackers to die cut a piece of chipboard and patterned paper. I layered the 2 for stability, inked the edges and then adhered to the center of the pleated flower. Finally, I used the Varsity Font to create my sentiment.

Once the embellishment is completed, add it to the project of choice!!

I am also excited to share this project because it was published in Paper Crafts Magazine's newly released, Card Ideas For Paper Crafters.

I embossed the front panel of the card using the Dots/Lines embossing plate. After adding patterned paper strips to the front panel, I used one of the Classic Circles Nesting dies to cut a circle which I adhered using pop dots. I die cut the Grad Hat, which is now deeply discounted in the clearance sale section, and then added it to the circle.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this post has inspired you to used Cheery Lynn Designs dies to get the most out of your scrap supplies!

Until next post...HAPPY SCRAPPING!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

52 Week Project - July Photos

Week 27/52 takes 7.6.11 I can not let a beautiful day go to waste, so after my chiro appt, I grabbed lunch at Panera (frontega chicken panini and thai chopped chicken salad) and headed to the park for a picnic of 1.

Week 27/52

Week 28/52 taken 7.16.11 At my goddaughter's pool's HOT...hence the scowl!

Week 28/52

Week 29/52 taken 7.23.11 Enjoying a rare weekend at home, all by myself. I actually finished my book...uninterrupted!

Week 29/52

Week 30/52 taken 7.30.11 Night out on the town at BB King's (NYC) with my sisters to celebrate my upcoming birthday.

Week 30/52

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Balloon Festival Part 2

It's virtually impossible to choose my favorite photos from the balloon festival when each and every one was simply beautiful! The entire experience was incredibly breathtaking.

Since this post is very photo heavy, I'm going to go light on the words (LOL). Enjoy!

This is probably my fave of the day. Priceless!!

Thanks for stopping by,

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