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Hello my blogging friends!   I was able to sneak into my craft room for a while this weekend.  I got my fingers just a little inky and used a RUBBER stamp from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  Did you know that you can  get some of Mabelle’s adorable images in rubber?  If you didn’t, you can see what is available right here.


2012-06-26 WSS Friends card WM

This stamp is so sweet.  I colored these 2 girls to resemble my best friend and I when we were young.  Can you believe we have been friends (through all the ups and downs that entails while growing up) since we were just 6 years old?   I won’t tell you exactly how many years that has been, but take my word for it, it’s been a lot!


2012-06-26 WSS Friends card 2 WM


I don’t have any really old photos of us scanned, but here is one of us from 2004.   (It was taken at an Oscar part for “The Return of the King” in LA.  Fabulous fun but that is another story.)


 oscar party

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!


  • Stamps:  Friends (rubber stamp) from Whimsy and Stars Studio
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa inks
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Bazzill Basics Pinecone CS, Georgia Pacific white CS, My Mind’s Eye On the Bright Side-One paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Sweet N Sassy Hearts scallop die, Papertrey Journal tab die, Copic markers, Copic sepia Multiliner
  • Embellishments:  The Twinery Lemon Drop baker’s twine, misc. button and flower



A Casa di Ale said…

Cheryl said…
oh this is just gorgeous Hun such amazing detail and colours,and such a beautiful layout,too,super photo Hun,you look,amazing hugs Cherylxxxxx
Karin said…
Holy cow are they ever cute! Great friend card and I love that denim paper background!
Carla S. said…
This is adorable, Cheryl! Love the papers and sweet image! Great coloring!
Elaine said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl and a new Image I have not seen these pretty girls before.
Must return to read more about the oscar part in LA .Hugs Elaine
Lisa M said…
Cheryl, your card is precious! How blessed you are to have your best friend all this time. I really like your layout and colors. The whole card is gorgeous. :)
this is gorgeous, I saw it on MIM. Marlene
Kelly Foster said…
Your card is absolutely adorable!
Anita said…
Cheryl, this is a gorgeous card. Love the image and your coloring is beautiful. Really like those papers too.
jimlynn said…
So pretty!! Love the stitching on here and that precious (and beautifully colored) image! Outstanding.
Tammy Ortiz said…
Oh wow about your best friend. Good friends are so important. I love the lil image. Your looting is outstanding
Zenita Smith said…
Beautiful card and awesome that you have a friendship that old!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge Blog!!
Renee said…
This is adorable Cheryl! Love the image & the way you have colored it is beautiful. It's wonderful keeping in touch with old of my best crafting buddies is a friend from high school(which was 45 yrs. ago!!) Wow, that really makes me OLD! LOL
Nicole said…
Such a lovely image and a sweet colourful and joyful card. Hugs, Nicole
Audrey Pettit said…
Oh, what a beautiful card, Cheryl! Such a sweet image and I adore that it represents you and your best friend! My gosh, you are just a master at layering and coloring! Stunning work!
Riet said…
So beautiful card Cheryl,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
SuzanneK said…
Adorable image and coloured beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month, good luck with the draw. Hugz Suzanne
Danni said…
Super cute card!
crafty amy said…
This is such a cute stamp and I LOVE the way you have coloured them :D Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

Amy xx
A sweet card the stitching and the patchwork background. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room challenge this fortnight. Suzanne :)
G8country life said…
Hi Cheryl, sweet image in a beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner-Elisa DT.
Sandra H said…
Cheryl, Your card is beautiful with such adorable images too!:)x
Susan Hogan said…
Great image and great story behind it. Beautiful card. Thanks for entering it at the Lets Ink It Up embellies challenge this month!
Theresa said…
Cheryl, what a FABULOUS card!! I love the image - I want it! You colored them so beautifully. I love the dots, I've tried that technique and I think a 5 year old can do better than me. I totally love your card.
Yah!! So glad you got some craft time in!! AND - you got INKY!!!!!!! Go girl!!!!!!

I LOVE your backgrounds - the dots are just awesome!!!

How cute are these two friend's too!!?? Loved seeing the picture of you and your friend too!!!

Long lasting friendships are great!

Maria :)
Tracy said…
Cute as can be Cheryl! I love all the stipling. A friendship that lasts that long is a blessing. :-) Hugs!
Tracy said…
Cute as can be Cheryl! I love all the stipling. A friendship that lasts that long is a blessing. :-) Hugs!
Chrissy said…
Adorable image, such a lovely friend card..gorgeous colours and papers, love the photo too.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.
Sue from Oregon said…
Cheryl...this is just so darned the image and how you highlighted around it!
Hi Cheryl, and greetings from me here in Las Vegas, NV. It's always a pleasure to meet crafters everywhere. I absolutely adore this card, and think it's just darling beyond words. WOWZERZ

I have a challenge blog called Word Art Wednesday, and I would just LOVE to have you stop by and play along with us. It would be such a blessing to see your gorgeous work in our challenges. We never limit the number of challenges you may combine, so feel free to link it up!

I hope you're enjoying your summer, and that you will stop by to check us out and play along.
Have a blessed week, and happy crafting!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I have blog candy!
Desire Fourie said…
This is beautiful. Loving your creative style. Saw it on MIM and just had to come over and spread some love. I am No.4 this week at MIM.
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life
This is so sweet, love the colours & the grass looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx
Linda McClain said…
What a sweet, sweet card. Old friends are the best!
Annette said…
awww this is too cute...
Bea und Doreen said…
gorgeous card. The image is adorable. Love the color combo and the papers
Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week
Doreen xx
What an adorable creation Cheryl! LOVE your choice of design papers and color. Just perfect to honor this long time friendship! Great job!
Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT
Jen Leeflang said…
Your card makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside - it's gorgeous!
Thanks so much for entering our Shelly's Images "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge this week. Good luck and remember to pop in tomorrow to check out our next exciting challenge!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Shelly's Images DT
cotnob said…
This is a beautiful card Cheryl, great papers and image and such attention to detail.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
Zoe Sanderson said…
Pretty card and lovely warm tribute to your friend. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe
Samantha said…
Gorgeous card LOVE the way you have added the text by sewing it on too! will have to try that! love sewing on cards now thanks to the inspiration of people like you! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)
Jennipher said…
This is just darling Cheryl. Sweet design and great coloring. Thanks for playing @ Sentimental Sundays.
Craftyrose said…
Awh so sweet and such great pals! Thanks for joining us at Di's digi challenge.
Tammy Ortiz said…
How adorable is this friend card.
I love the coloring

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz
Marc Ortiz said…
This card is truly adorable, thanks for entering our challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. We hope to see more from you in our challenges.

Marc ^_^
Olivia said…
You did a fabulous job with this card. Thanks for joining in at 2 Sisters Challenge.
Amanda Phillips said…
So super sweet! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Create Challenges.
~Amanda LTCDT
Bo said…
This is so sweet and lovely! I just saw you on MIM. Hugs, Bo
Debra Miller said…
Beautiful Card Cheryl! You were 'spotlighted' at Little Miss Muffet today - Congrats!

Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet - Deb
Kasey ~ in Oz said…
Fantastic image, your colouring is lovely. Great card.

Followed your link from MIM. I'm 73, 81 & 83 this week (so far!). I'd love it if you to stop by and comment on your favourite one.

Kasey ~ in Oz
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is awesome Cheryl. Fantastic layout and colouring and such a cute image. Thank you for sharing your photo of yourself and your friend.

Leikkaan Mervi said…
Adorable card, so gorgeous, love the image and all the details!
Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Friendship Challenge, good luck;-))m
Lorraine said…
That image is adorable and love your coloring of it! You are lucky to have such a good friend for all of these years! You two look fab in the photo!
Dora said…
OMG this is gorgeous, I love the sweet image and all the beautiful colours. ... and you are so lucky to have such a friend :D Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx
stunning card good luck and thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Downloads Hugs Jess
Esther said…
What a super sweet that you've coloured it as you and you friend, love the colours...Thanks so much for joining our Friendship Challenge at Craft-Room...Esther xx
Great Card!! Super Sweet Image!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We Really Appreciate your Support & your Creativity! Please Come Back & Play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,
jackid said…
This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx
Lovely card. Love the image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma
Shelly Schmidt said…
How fun- love the wonderful coloring and the dotty background! What a fun story and fun to have a lifelong friend!
My Heart Pieces said…
Hi Cheryl. Thanks for visiting my blog, your work is always amazing. Yes you were top 5 of my Anything goes challenge. Please choose one image from my store ( as your prize and let me know, my contact details you will get on my side bar.
Mary J said…
Such a gorgeous card, Cheryl! Adore the colours and layout!
what a gorgeous card you have made. It fits our challenge well and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx
Donna said…
what a sweet card, beautifully colored. Thank you for playing along this week at Bearly Mine Challenges.
whoistracy said…
What a sweet image! I love those two little girls. And that blue jean paper you used. But I'm DYING to hear this story of you attending an Oscar party for Return of the King- I live for LOTR! Walked down the aisle to music from it for my wedding.
Wendy said…
Thank you for entering our Kraft challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

I have some Blog Candy on my blog if you are interested!

hazel said…
A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room challenge.
xxx Hazel.

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