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Baby, I’m a Star!

I have some fun and exciting news to share today.     I was asked to be a STAR in the Stars in Their Eyes contest for the Scrappin’ Patch.    I was soooooo excited when Rebecca asked me to participate and have such a hard time keeping quiet until now.      You can find out all the details of the contest at the Scrappin’ Patch blog.       Enter a project inspired by my crafting style for a chance to win.    Did I mention that I was excited?   I hope you will stop by the Scrappin’ Patch blog and join in the fun.

Happy Memorial Day…. With Love

I found a little bit of time to craft on Saturday and was inspired by all the wonderful patriotic cards that I saw on the Operation Write Home (OWH) blog hop.   I decided to make a card to put in my box to send to OWH.This cute teddy bear is from the “Sending you Luv” digi stamp set from Whimsy & Stars Studio.    I decided to keep my card relatively flat and easy to mail so that it would be easier for the OWH recipient to mail it.  I printed this teddy 3 times.  I colored the first one all except for the heart.   On the 2nd one, I cut out the heart (outside the edges of the heart), covered it with washi tape and then trimmed it right outside the lines. I also used my thickest embossing stylist on the back side to give it some dimension.  On the final copy, I colored his paws, cut them out and layered them on the heart.Thank you to every one to every one who has served our country.   I am thinking of those we have lost and their families today.Happy Memorial Day!   Thank you for st…

Keep Calm…

I just have a quick card to share with you today.  It is my daughter's fencing coach’s birthday and I wanted to make him card with a fencing image.  Well, let me tell you, that is much easier said than done.   I couldn’t find any digital stamps so I looked for clip art.  I didn’t  really feel inspired by any of the free domain clip art I could find.  I finally settled on using a free SVG file that I found.I had a really hard time putting this card together and I’m not really satisfied, but I’m out of time so I had to go with it.    IRL the button more closely matches the color of the polka dot paper.    There is a simply “Happy Birthday” message on the inside.When I first showed the card to my hubby, he said, that fencer had terrible form.  True, but I have to work with what was available.     Here is a look at a proper fencing lunge.Photo CreditThanks for stopping by!  I have to finish messing around on-line and get my card in the envelope.  Have a great weekend!Supplies:Stamps: …

Wings & Willows Blog Candy Winner

Thank you to every one that stopped by my blog, Rebecca’s blog or visited the Wings & Willows shop.      Also, thank you to Rebecca for introducing me to her adorable images and sponsoring the give away on my blog.So, with out further delay, the winner of a Wings & Willow digi image of their choice is….(Insert drumroll here.)#30 - KraftyKoolKat(Cathy)Cathy said her favorite Wings & Willows image is Rainy Day. Congratulations!  Email me at shestamps11-blogs(at)yahoo(dot)com with the name of your favorite Wings & Willows image and I will forward your information to Rebecca.Don’t forget that you can still buy 3 digis, get one free until June 15th! (Use code SPR1)   Rebecca is adding new summer digis and they are CUTE!    I’m hoping that I will have a chance to chill out like this flamingo during the upcoming holiday weekend.Thank you for stopping by!   Have a great weekend!

Coffee Gift Card Holder

This week I made a gift card holder to give a Starbucks GC to a friend.  I used Coffee Girl by Whimsy & Stars Studio and the Papertrey gift card die.  I love the big coffee cup she is holding.  The last few mornings I could have used a coffee cup that big.  The problem is that I don’t drink plain coffee.  I love Café Mocha’s.   I wonder how many Weight Watchers points a mocha that size would be?   I would probably have to live on my treadmill for the rest of the week…  Did you notice her red hair?    I think I mentioned before that I seem to usually color hair blonde.    I decided to step outside my comfort zone and give a red head a try.    The one you see here is attempt number seven.  Good thing I finally got one that was acceptable because I was running out of crafting time.Thank you to every one that has sent get well wishes to my dog, Summer.   She still isn’t fully recovered by she is doing much better.  She is still having issues with her balance but she is not falling all…

Reminder

Don’t forget you still have a few days to join in the drawing from a free image of your choice from Wings & Willows.      You can find all the details on my post here.

True Beauty…

Hello and Happy Thursday!  Today I have a card made with Rosie from Whimsy & Stars Studio.    Did you get her when she was a available for download on Facebook?  If not, you might want to join the Whimsy & Stars Studio group on Facebook.  You can join here so you don’t miss out on any future freebies.      If you missed her, she is now available for purchase in the shop.Rosie is so pretty!  I had to use the sentiment that came in the paper pad I used.   It says “True beauty lies within.  I know that yours will shine so brilliant it will be blinding.”    I just love it!Here is a look at Rosie before I started coloring and paper piecing.Thank you to every one that sent well wishes to my dog, Summer.   She is still having issues with her balance but she seems in good spirits.  She still wants to go off to exploring scents in the yard and be the center of attention even though she is dizzy, nauseous, looses her balance easily and falls down a lot.    We have our fingers that this …

WINNER - Cleaning My Craft Room Paper Give Away

I used Random.org to pick a winner of my “Cleaning My Craft Room Paper Give Away”.   Mr. Random picked……#80 – KarinCongrats Karin!   I can’t wait to see what you make with all your new goodies!  Email me at shestamp11-blogs(at)yahoo(dot)com with your snail mail addy and I will get these off to their new home.While you are here, don’t forget to stop by and sign up to win a digi image from Wings & Willows.  You can find all the detailsHERE.

Get Well Hugs and Blog Candy!

Have you seen the adorable images from the new digi artist Rebecca Parker?    Oh my goodness!  I recently found her shop, Wings & Willows, on Etsy and completely fell in love with her art.     For my first image, I had to get “Some Soup for You”.  I just love these cute little mice and the letters in the soup!



Here is a look at some of my favorite images from Wings & Willows.   Aren’t they fun?


Rebecca also agreed to sponsor a little blog candy give away.   One lucky person will win 1 image of their choice from Wings & Willows.   
You can get up to 2 entries in the drawing by doing the following -
1) Stop by Wings & Willows to pick out your favorite image.    Leave your information in the linky tool below along with the name of that image.  [i.e.:  Cheryl (Beach Bride)  or  Liz (Tooth Fairy)]
2)  For a second entry, become a follower of Rebecca’s blog.  Come back here an put your name in the linky tool a 2nd time.
The linky tool will be open 1 week.  I will announce t…

Blog Candy Winner and Other Stuff

First, and probably most importantly, I have to announce the lucky winner of the gift certificate to the Whimsy & Stars Studio shop.   (Thank you Mabelle for sponsoring my stop on the Polkadot Door blog hop!)   Thank you to every one who stopped by my blog and signed up to win.Drumroll please…..The random winner is #6 -  Calypso.     Calypso said that Balloon Baby is her favorite image from the store.     He is a cutie! Congratulations Calypso!   Email me at shestamps11-blogs(at)yahoo(dot)com to find out how to collect your $6 GC to the Whimsy & Stars Studio shop.    Happy shopping!  I also have a song to share for Music Saves My Soul.  If you would like to play along, link up your blog post to Marcea’s blog. I had a upsetting episode with my dog, Summer, on Friday.   Very suddenly, she started falling down,  walked almost like she was drunk, and was panting and drooling heavily.   Since she’s almost 14 years old, I freaked out and thought she had a stroke or something.   I cal…

CASE’ing Myself

A couple of weeks ago I was showing off my Zutter Bind It All to my mother in-law and mentioned that I used it to make a password book for my daughter.   Since she seemed to like that idea, I decided to make a password book/keeper to give to her for Mother’s Day.When I sat down to make the book, I was really stuck on how to design the cover.   I decided to CASE my own project and set to work.I have to admit that designing the pages and getting them formatted to print properly was the hardest part.   I had to mess around in Word quite a bit before I got it to work.   I did notice that several sites offered pre-designed templates for a password book, but they were all 8-1/2 X 11 and I wanted a smaller book.I was able to use some recycled items in making this book too.  Both covers were cut from cereal boxes and then covered with paper.  On the cover, I went to my old stand-by for some texture and die cut some shapes from a Starbucks coffee sleeve.  I was also happy to use some paper, my…

Feel Better…

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!    Did you know it is National Nurses Week?   To be honest, neither did I until I did a quick Google search.    But luckily, I made a card with this cute little nurse image from Whimsy & Stars Studio.     Timing is everything!Although I made a Get Well card, wouldn’t she work great to make a card for your favorite nurse?  Did you notice that I tried my hand at a hair color other than blonde?   I don’t know why this is so hard for me.  Maybe because I’m blonde?   To be honest, she was blonde first but her hair seemed to blend with the Band Aid too much.  So this one is take two.  You still have a chance to check out a few things going on around my blog.  Don’t let the time run out before you get a chance to link up.You still have a little time to link up your creation for the very first Whimsy & Stars Studio blog hop and your chance for prizes.   Check out THIS POST for the details. You still have time to enter the drawing for a $6 GC for the Whimsy &…

Stuff to Share

I was so excited to find this video on YouTube this week.   I got this song as a free, promotional download ages ago and a video wasn’t available the last time I checked.  It looks like their album was finally released last month and now they have a video.    Yeah! Now I can share it with you. If you have a song you would like to share, link up your blog post to Marcea’s blog.  She is our Hostess with the Mostess each week for Music Saves My Soul.I read Jenny Lawson’s book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir).    Jenny may be better know as The Bloggess.  I started following her blog with this post.   I have to admit I laughed until I cried (in a good way).    So when her book finally came out, I couldn’t wait to get my paws on it.  I literally read it in day.    If you like Jenny’s blog, you will love the book.  (The reverse is also true, if you find her offensive, stay way from her book!)  I made this, Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Florentine Pasta.    As Ree said, “I…

B is for …

I’m so excited to be asked to be a Top Chef designer for the current Catered Crop challenge.    If you haven’t checked out the Catered Crop, head on over there.  The Catered Crop is not your usual challenge.  Linda provides a theme and a whole bunch of inspiring photos to get you going.  From there it is all up to you and your creativity.   The current challenge is all about the letter “B”.     Check out this inspiration Linda put together to get your mojo working. I decided to use this opportunity to try something a little different.  I actually made this card with out using any stamps!  (Digi or rubber).   In the end I ended up adding a sentiment using a stamp, but still that’s pretty good. 
“B”  is for Butterflies, Birthdays, Buttons, Bows.    Maybe I could throw Blue and Brown in there too…


Thank you for stopping by!  While you are here, don’t forget to check out my give aways.  You can see more info on the right side bar.Supplies:
Stamps:   Handwritten Notes from Papertrey Ink I…

Whimsy & Stars First Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first Whimsy and Stars Blog Hop!   You should have arrived here from the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog.  If not, you might want to start at the beginning so that you don’t miss out on anything.
Here is the complete blog hop list in case you get lost along the way.

Whimsy & Stars Studio Cheryl  (You are here!) Christine Debra Kathy Michelle Tracy
The Design Team has been busy  creating beautiful projects with the NEW Spring Release Sets. Make sure you stop at each blog along the way to check out all of the inspiration, and don't forget to leave a comment at each stop! Two random lucky readers will win this week's New Released Digi Stamp design!   Now if that is not enough, Mabelle released a new Digi today, be sure you check it out!   

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until summer arrives.    Floaty Girl brings to mind warm summer days spent by the pool.   With her cute little pigtails…

Polkadot Door Blog-iversary Blog Hop

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I am so excited to be part of the Polkadot Door Designs celebration for 2 years on the web.  In the spirit of celebration, we are having a blog hop where you'll find lots of prizes and inspiration along the way.

Of course a blog hop for the Polkadot Door wouldn't be complete without an inspiration challenge.  They asked some of  their favorite friends throughout the world to create a project based on an inspirational photo and join in the hop.  (You can see the inspiration photo below.)

For my card, I paired some sweet gingham papers from Simple Stories with this sweet pea baby image from Whimsy & Stars Studio to create a baby card for our neighbors who are expecting a new addition to their family soon.



Looking at the inspiration photo below,  I was inspired by  the colors and the buttons.   Add in some stitching, a doily, & seam binding , and I was able to use some of my favorite cra…