Tuesday, March 22, 2011

***Newest project ***

I have been making these beanie hats like crazy lately! They are so stinkin' cute and I can whip 'em up in no time! Not to mention my little models are such good sports! Little cutie patooties!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I made this using a Basic Grey black chipboard album "Ethan's Album". I used up a bunch of my boy stuff that I don't ever use because I have a girl! :)

So it was fun and a bit challenging restraining myself from frilling up this one with lace and bling.

Of course I had to get a flower in here and there. lol But I think I accomplished the "play down" tactic by adding some green buttons and chunkier ribbon to tie on the button center.

I used an overload of My Minds Eye that I have had for a long while and got all of them through PeachyCheap: tags, rubons, and die cut titles.

This baseball cap die cut came w/the package as well.

For the tags I put some of the die cut tags back to back and a few I put patterned paper on the back. And of course I inked and distressed all of the edges of the embelishments to make it all pop.
I really like the way it turned out and hope that
my friend will enjoy it for her new baby boy! :) Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Shadow Boxes

It has been a while since my last post, I know. I am a little embarrassed to have neglected this little blog so. I have been very sick for a little over a month, in defense. But, it has been longer than that. And I have been busy with work, which is really not a very good excuse either. So I am here now to share with you a couple of shadow boxes that I got from Crafty Secrets. These were too stinkin' fun and a little addicting!! I also got some super fun and cute image cuts there that made this the perfect gift for the ladies in my life!
Aren't they just too sweet??? They turned out a little awesome if I do say so myself and it was admittedly pretty easy. So try this one out yourself! I'm going to have to try a few more techniques on the backgrounds, but all in all a great project! Promise to share more soon! Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy it!
Cheri :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I am so sorry, but this blog will be down for a few weeks due to my computer CRASHING again. I am so stinkin' frusterated, but hopeful that I will get it fixed soon. Thanks for being patient!!!
:) Hugs, Cheri

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Austin on a chilly day

Lauren was walking around my mom's property just outside of Austin on our last visit and just shooting what she saw. She caught some pretty cool pictures. I love this one!
A neat close up of some dry grass.

A dead butterfly that she found. He's a beauty!!!

It has been a long time since I have had a picture of Momma and Me. LOVE it!!!

And finally a wonderful picture of my lovely daughter, Lauren. I can't get her to pose for me anymore!! It's impossible, so I guess these will do for now. LOL I really should use this for next year's Christmas cards. I think she looks like a reindeer. Oooooh, she would love that....he he he!
Well, I need to clean up dinner. We had some awesome tacos tonight! I promise to post some crafty stuff tomorrow. I do have some new mini's to upload! I am sooo happy with how they turned out!!! Trying to steal a little time whenever I can as the job and kiddo keep me pretty busy...oh and hubby too. Thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by!
Hugs and blessings, Cheri

Pink Week Giveaway!!!

Scoot over to bloomingonbainbridge.blogspot.com for some awsome PINK prizes by some super crafty and generous peeps! 10 whole days full of PINK PARTYNESS!!! I've got my party hat on and I'll be heading over there everyday to check out the newest giveaway! Good luck! & :) Hugs

Monday, January 4, 2010

Simple Stories by Memory Works

I just found this pretty darn cool scrapbooking site that you really need to check out!!! You can find it at http://www.mysimplestories.com/. I am so going over to check it out. I found it through Ali Edwards blog.

Y'all take care and hugs to all of you!

:) Cheri

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wishing all of you a beautifully Blessed 2010!!!

A picture of my dd w/my newest toy. She has also picked up the photo fever. LOVE this picture!!!

She took a ton of pictures of her gingerbread house and she did a pretty good job! If I do say so myself. lol :)

It has been a pretty busy and eventful holiday season this year! We had to let go of my lovely Nissan Xterra and get a Chevy Cobalt. Not really much of a comparison, but it will go to my daughter in about two years. If I can drive it that long. :) It's small, but it gets much better gas mileage! We took advantage of the cars for clunkers program and, because we were having so many problems with the Xterra, it worked out fine for us.

I was able to attend our church's Ladies' Retreat in November this year and took some pictures of my trip. Messiah's Ranch is a few miles east of College Station and is very rustic and peaceful. They are preparing the 'camp' for youth retreats as well and are in the process of building a few more cabins and infirmary. I really love it out there and always feel refreshed, renewed with God, and at peace to return to the hustle and bustle of life. The spider picture was unexpected and a little creepy, since I'm a bit phobic. It came out really cool though.

Then our furnace/ac motor went out and since we have a dinosaur of a system it is going to cost a mere $6,000 + to get a whole new package installed. Not too happy about that one, to say the least. I could have definitately spent that $$$$$ on something else...like some lovely scrapping stuff! Needless to say my scrapbooking has suffered a bit recently and I have been a bad blogger because I'm a little discouraged. I have picked up some stuff on sale lately and plan on posting some pictures very soon. I made my first mini scrapbook and totally love it. So I will show you that very soon! And I also made a Christmas one for my Mom, that totally turned out too perfect! Very festive. Here's a little pic of my messy scrappy spot in my den. Work in progress, so it's a bit cluttered. I like it that way.

We are about to leave to go see 'Blindside' tonight because we haven't really done anything all day. We were LAZY couch potatos watching bowl games and making rice crispy treats. We also saw 'Avatar' twice and I have to encourage you to see it in 3D if you haven't seen it yet! It was sooooo awsome!

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my blog and I love all of your comments!

Hugs, XXXX

Monday, October 19, 2009

Woooo Hooo ~ I'm back!!!

Yaaay! I wanted to get on here and breathe a sigh of relief that my computer is fixed. ...for now. Whew, that was agonizing! I didn't really realize how dependant I am on this stupid thing. I remember when.... You know how the rest goes! LOL Now I have a phone with internet too! Wow, times have changed!

Well, I had an aniversary (11 yrs. - Woooo Hoooo!) and a birthday (we won't mention which one...) last week. It was waaaaay fun and I got something that has been on my wish list for a while now. A new Canon T1i! Yep, I am a proud owner of a dslr.

Now if I could just figure out all of the settings. I have been playing around w/it and am totally in love. :) I haven't uploaded any pictures to share yet, as I just got it a few days ago. I will do that soon, I promise. No pictures to share today because my hubby wiped the computer clean....none to choose from. I have to upload all of my stuff back on here. I have some stinkin cute stuff to share w/y'all so be sure to check back. Thank you all for visiting and I'm so glad to be back! Hugs ~Cheri