May 27, 2014

A Purple Mini

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! I spent the weekend here at home, cleaning out my garage! It wasn't pretty, but I'm just about done and it looks SO much better! Then we spent Monday grilling and hanging out with my in-laws. Today I want to share a mini I created awhile ago. The recipient wanted an all-purple mini. She loves purple as much as I do! So here's a look at the album and some of the pages:

The paper was some I was hoarding saving in my stash, the bling and the big flower were from Recollections, and the tiny flowers are some of those Prima petals I'm sure everyone has in their flower collection.
Paper: Recollections, Dies: Spellbinders, Flourish: Want2Scrap, and Flower: Unknown

Dies: Spellbinders, Quickutz, Cricut. Flowers: Prima. Border punch: Fiskars. Embos. folder: Sizzix

This is was my favorite spread in the album. Short story about the cameo...I couldn't find a purple cameo, so I made my own using an image from the Forever Young Cricut Cart, and mounting it with pop dots.

I got a little "camera happy," so here's a few more pics:

Got to use my dress form die...Yay!

I created a few tags with washi tape, embossing, and paper strips
Back cover
That's a lot of purpley goodness, huh? Thanks for hanging in there with me! I will be sharing this album for SOC's Playing with Purple challenge! Thanks for stopping by today. Take care...and That's All She Wrote!

April 14, 2014

An Anniversary Mini Album

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted, but I wanted to stop by to share my latest mini album project! Remember this mini I made a few months ago? Well, the lady really loved the album and wanted me to make one to surprise her husband for their 34th wedding anniversary. I really loved how it turned out, and wanted to show you the cover and some of the pages!

I'm excited because this is my first time using digi paper!! Her wedding colors were mint green and white, something like a Tiffany blue so I did a Google search. I found this paper on Etsy. The bling is from Recollections, and the flower is one from Prima that I had in my stash! Initially I thought about just using the flourish on the bottom, but I thought it was missing something! I played around with more from the same pack, and really liked it! I guess the saying is true...there's never too much bling, lol

Here's a few pages inside:

The doves were cut with the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge, and the frame with a Spellbinders die. The Michaels/Recollections black and white paper stack was used for variety and some extra pop!

 The lyrics from Whitney Houston's "I Believe In You and Me" were printed and added to the album because the bride walked down the aisle to the song during their vow renewal ceremony.

This page was created with more paper from that digi paper set, accented with more ribbon and bling! I can get used to using digi paper! It's affordable and there are so many different patterns and colors to choose from!

I'm entering this in last week's Anything Goes blogger challenge over on SOC! It was really great sharing with you again! Have a blessed day!

February 17, 2014

Valentine's Day Blog Candy Winner

Well, Valentine's Day weekend has come and gone, but I wanted to stop in to announce the winner for my blog candy giveaway! The prize is a $15 gift certificate to Want2Scrap selected #13, so the winner is:

She said, "Mimi did it again! She is definitely rockin' the red! Pretty card!"

Thanks Mandy! Please contact me at, with "Blog Hop prize" in the subject line. I need your email address to send you the certificate code!

Thank all of you for visiting and sharing a little love on all the blogs! We hope our projects have inspired you! 
Take care and hope to see you soon!

February 14, 2014

Hearts and Roses: A Few of My Favorite Things

Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to the Scraps of Color Hearts and Roses Blog Hop! I, along with some talented crafters, have teamed up to share Valentines and love-themed projects! of course, Valentine's Day is all about sharing the love, and this hop is no exception! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop!

If you're coming from Susan's blog, you're in the right place! However, if you're starting here, you may want to go to Cassie's blog to view everyone's projects from start to finish! But I'm glad you stopped by, so lets get started with this easel card!

Dies: Spellbinders, Sizzix, Stamps: Hero Arts, Verve
Heart bling: Darice, Flourish: Pebbles

The image on the card is my girl Mimi...if you have visited before, you know that she's not a stranger to some of my crafty card adventures! (You can also see her here and here.) I had planned to use a cute digital image for this card, but I realized after we got snowed in that I didn't have ink for my printer! I tell ya, the best laid Mimi agreed to stand in at the last moment, lol. Her signature red dress was a paper piecing fitted over the original image.
The inspiration behind this card was in celebration of February which is also Women's Heart Health Month. In fact, every February 7th ladies are encouraged to wear red to bring attention to heart disease, which is the number one killer in women. You can read more about National Red Day here. So whether you're celebrating with that someone special or with family, I hope you will take time out to celebrate and treat yourself! More importantly, take care of yourself so you can be the best you can be for those closest to your heart!

Before I go, I got some, not chocolates, although that does sound good right now. I have some blog candy!!  I normally have a nice picture of my goodies, but with the storm coming I didn't have a chance to run out and get anything. But I still want to share the one lucky reader will win a $15 gift certificate to Want2Scrap.

You'll find nice bling there, without that trip to the jewelry store! All you have to do is leave a comment below. The winner will be announced here on Monday, February 17! So be sure to stop by then to see if you've won! Ready to see more creations? Check out the creations on Debra's blog to continue the fun! In fact, here's a list of all of the participating blogs: 

Cheryl: <---you are here

So thank you for joining us today for Scraps of Color Hearts and Roses Blog Hop! Be sure to visit throughout the weekend, as some of the crafters will have more Valentine's Day themed projects to share! 

Happy Valentines Day!...And That's All She Wrote!

January 31, 2014

Flashback Friday: Chinese New Year

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great Friday! I'm doing pretty well now that the snow is melting and things are getting back to normal! I love to see falling snow, but I got a little cabin fever after being in for a couple of days! If you're from the north, I don't know how you all do it! Anyway, since Groundhog's Day is quickly approaching, I wanted to share a couple of cards I made last year...But, I decided to feature these cards for my first Flashback Friday post! You can read the back story here.  

Speaking of Chinese New Year, there is a Taste of the Orient blogger's challenge over on the SOC E:spire blog this week. So if this project or the challenge has inspired you to create something for the Chinese New Year, stop on over and share a link to your project! And if you come over from this blog, stop by and say hi! There's a really cool chick (who's name is also Cheryl--can you imagine that, lol) that has started posting over there from time to time, and would love the company! Well, that's all I have today, but I hope you all have a great weekend! 

Take care...And That's All She Wrote!! 

January 19, 2014

Top 3 in 2013

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to continue what has kind of become an annual tradition here on ...And That's All She Wrote--a look back at my personal favorite projects over the last year. But to be honest with you, I was reluctant about posting this. 2013 wasn't my most productive year creatively. However, I realize that all artists have "valleys" to some degree, but the important thing is to learn from it and work to come back strong! So although it's a shorter list, here's a look back at my favorites in 2013:

  • This card I made for my hubby for Valentine's Day was a definite favorite--for me and for him! In fact, I gotta start kicking around ideas for this year's card soon!

  • A few weeks later, I posted this 50th birthday card made for the sister of someone over on SOC. I just loved working with these colors and that cool twisted easel design! This was my first one, hopefully of many more to come!

  • My final favorite goes to a pair of cards I made for SOC's Christmas in July Blog Hop! I just really enjoyed working with these non-traditional colors! Working with these colors simplified the card design process too!
Well, that's my list for 2013! If you'd like to see my personal fave posts from the last couple of years, check out my 2012 list here and 2011 here.

Thanks for stopping by today and come back to visit soon!

January 17, 2014

New Year's Greetings and a Few Diaper Delights

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a great Christmas and 2014 is getting off to a spectacular start for you! Christmas was nice, since hubby was actually had his first one off in YEARS!! Normally I would be reluctant to get my hopes up because his schedule would change at the last minute! We even had a quiet New Year's Eve at home...

So even though the New Year is well underway now, I'm STILL excited!! For a chance to start fresh with new goals and new memories with family and friends! May all of you have a blessed year as well!

Now did someone mention some Diaper Delights?? I made these diaper cakes last year, but wanted to share them all in one post:

 This diaper cake cutie is one of my overall favorites! I've never made one this small! I really loved working with the baby-themed accents, which my client selected from The Dollar Store! I will be stopping by to scoop up some more soon!

 Another Pooh cake!! They are really popular!

I was able to check off my wish list with this one! Yellow and gray is one of my favorite color combos right now, and have been itching to work with it!

Well, that's all I have in this first (I hope of many) post of 2014! Have a great weekend!