Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cheery Lynn Time to start thinking about Valentines!

Wht could be prettier than a tag all dressed in roses?  I've layered up Graphic 45's Mon Amour papers to create a gorgeous romantic tag.

I use so many layers that sometimes they're hard to see!  Starting at the bottom is the tag base layer, the one with the tiny pink roses on it.  On top of that I add a black print diecut using Horizon Coved Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames Die.  Next is a pink print layer just peeking out around the corners cut with  the A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped 7 Piece Die Set .  On top of that is a floral layer cut with Pierced Stacker 3 6 Piece Die Set - XL21, topped with an oval cut using the Mirror Mirror Doily Frame 3 Piece Die Set.

Then I added that pretty sentiment tag.  I ruffled that up and put a double layer of foam tape on the back to pop it up in the center and curled opposing corner edges.  Next I made two sizes of roses using the Large Rose 7 Piece Die Set  and the  Medium- Rose 7 Piece Die Set.  I embellished those with pretty flourishes using the Flourish #11 Die .  Top it off with a pretty tied bow and you've got a sweet romantic tag to put with a nice gift of chocolate or champagne.  Whatever your sweetie loves!

Cheery Lynn Designs Supplies List:

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Tag and card for Creative Embellishments


I made this fun tag and card set with the Prima Rossibelle collection.  Love the pink, black and bright white of these papers.

The Infinite Rectangle Frame is a great frame to draw attention to a photo or area of your tag.  I used it on this tag to define the center section.

I used the Grunge Star Corner to add a bright visual element.  I heat embossed it with Stampendous chunky white embossing enamel which gives a  bright white enamel look that I really love.


Then I added a Thank You sentiment from the Small Sentiment Words collection.  Both the words and frame are heat embossed with detail black embossing powder. These words are the perfect size for cards and tags.  I finished off the tag with pretty canvas Petaloo blooms, some diecut greenery and a pristine white bow.


I also used the Small Sentiment Words  for the sentiment on this card.  The flourish is from the Vintage Flourish Set 1 and is heat embossed with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel.


I used more of those gorgeous Petaloo cnavas blooms on the card!





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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Your Creative Mountain Retreat 2017

I love this airy parlor at the  Echo Mountain Inn and this is where we're holding our 2017 retreat!  Isn't this just the greatest room and there are stunning mountain views out those windows.


Are you ready to register for a creative weekend retreat (October 29 - 29, 2017) at the charming Echo Mountain Inn  in Hendersonville, North Carolina?  Registration opens today at noon, EST!  This is not simply a weekend crop. It's going to be a busy schedule that includes six fabulous classes taught by three top Graphic 45 designers, Maggi Harding, Annette Green and Ginger Ropp, make-n-takes, goodies, games and prizes.  Meals, lodging, class materials, everything you'll need is included in the price.

To register, hop on over to Your Creative Mountain Retreat 2017 blog.   You'll find everything you need to know there to register.

The Retreat has a maximum capacity of 28 guests so don't delay to secure your spot.  I am really excited about this event and can't wait to see old friends and make new friends!

Happy New Year from Petaloo!




Happy New Year everyone! Are you ready for it?  I'm not, seems like time just flies by way too fast!

I'm starting the New Year off with a colorful banner proclaiming the year 2017 featuring some of my favorite flowers and papers.  Darjeeling flowers have long been a favorite of mine and on this banner I've used mostly flowers from the Darjeeling collection.  (See my supply list at the bottom of the post).    I love bright and colorful so I chose to create my banner from Graphic 45's Off to the Races collection.

The pretty blue flowers are from the Penny Lane collection, all the others are Darjeelings.


I used Graphic 45's Staples tags to make the larger banner pieces.  The smaller banners I cut from design paper and topped each banner with a G45 diecut banner.

 I love layers and I often use diecuts to create my layers.  I love stacking the fun shapes on top of each other and then clustering flowers with the layers.

I tied the banner together with a long length of May Arts Canvas Ruler Ribbon and then I added the smaller banners with tiny clothespins.  Since you can NEVER have too many flowers, I glued some flowers to the ribbon too!


Petaloo Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Graphic 45 Off to the Races collection
Graphic 45 Staples Regular Tags
May Arts 3/4 inch Canvas Ruler Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy New Year from Creative Embellishments!




Happy New Year everyone!  It's time for a new monthly challenge from Creative Embellishments!  Their challenges are the best as they are always based on a photo inspiration, and, you don't have to use CE chippies!  Of course, you do get an extra entry if you use at least one CE product.

The photo made me think of Steampunk clocks and gears so I dug out my Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante paper.  The photos I used were taken in Canada in Fort Nelson, BC at a museum about building the Alcan highway during WWII.  The equipment there is left over from those days.

This is the inspiration photo for January and the twist is to use numbers on your project.  



I used a Steampunk Clock and Gear Cluster and number stickers to meet the twist.  I used Lindy's Mission Bells Brown Starburst Mist on all my chipboard pieces.  In the upper left corner I used a piece from the Steampunk Corner Set and I also scattered random sized gears around my layout.


This fun chippy is from the Idea bulbs set.


Be sure to stop by Creative Embellishments blog to see the new design team's creations for this challenge and find out how you can enter.  The monthly challenge is always the first post on our blog.

Thanks for visiting today!  I appreciate it so much.




Friday, December 30, 2016

Creative Embellishments Layout with Graphic 45's new Nature Sketchbook

Awh, it still hurts my heart to see photos of my dear Chena.  This was taken on our way home from Alaska in 2010.  She was an "only dog" that summer and she loved every minute of it!  She was definitiely the belle of the ball where we were campground hosting inside Denali National Park.  So many of our campers were in rented motorhomes, and had to leave their furbabies at home so they were happy to get a little doggie lovin' fix from Chena who was more than happy to provide that service!


Creative Embellishments has some great chippies to use with Graphic 45's new Nature Sketchbook collection.  Here's a closeup of the Fern Foliage 4 I used.  I colored them with Lindy's Gator Gumbo Olive.

For the title I used Best Friends Border Words that I sprayed with a gold mist.  I used the Leafy Corner Flourish Set in the upper left and lower right corners.

My favorite chippies on this layout are these cute little  Mini Mushrooms.  I painted the caps with tan acrylic paint and then misted with Lindy's Creme Brulee Cream.

Creative Embellishments Products Used:

Other Products:
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook collection 12 x 12 pad
Petaloo Botanica x4 teal
Lindy's Starburst Mists

Thank you so much for visiting.  Don't forget to enter our monthly challenge on the CE blog, you could win a $50 GC to the Creative Embellishments store!  The monthly challenge is the first post on the blog, check it out!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year from Cheery Lynn Designs


Maggi here to wish you a very Happy New Year with a fun shaker card.  It sure is hard to believe that 2016 is almost gone.  Cheery Lynn released a whole set of shaker card kits last month and they are so fun! There are shaker sets for so many occasions, take a look here.

I used the New Year 2017 Shaker Die Set to make this card.  It comes with the dies you need to cut 2017 and Happy New Year as well as  the fun shakers inside that say Happy New Year.  Aren't they so cool?  I also added in rhinestones for some sparkle.

 I decided to go for the BIG Bang and added a Champagne Bottle Shaker  too!  I used some gold embossing paste behind the champagne shaker to add a little gold to the card.  The inside of the bottle shaker is a gold glittery paper that unfortunately, did not photo very well.  I used Cheery Lynn's champagne shakers inside the champagne bottle.  These come in the Champagne Bottle Shaker Kit , but you can just buy the shaker pieces too.

I made the flowers with the Floral Bouquet Kit 8 Piece Die Set using 3 of the large flower diecuts and 2 of the smaller flower diecuts.  Then I used Stickles to give the flowers lots of sparkle.

New Year 2017 Shaker Die Set - K102

Thanks for stopping by.  I am wishing you the happiest of New Year's and most importantly health and happiness forever.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Your Creative Mountain Retreat 2017!



Echo Mountain Inn is so pretty all decked out with Christmas lights!  The Inn is so warm and inviting and this picture really captures that feeling.   

Are you wondering what this photo has to do with anything?  Well, this is the site of Your Creative Mountain Retreat 2017 hosted by Graphic 45 designers, Maggi Harding (that's me!), Annette Green and Ginger Ropp.  We've put together a package that includes 6 classes,  meals and 3 nights in this charming Inn that was built in 1896.  Visit the Your Creative Mountain Retreat 2017 blog to find out more about this event and how you can register on January 1, 2017.



Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Fantasy Home for Petaloo


Holiday traditions are the things that make us feel nostalgic.  Sometimes those traditions evoke the feelings we had as children, you know the excitement of waiting for Santa!  As a child I used to make a gingerbread house every year.  Gosh I haven't done that in so long!  This year, keeping in my paper crafter mode, I decided to construct a snowy winter scene.  The house is two different Sizzix Alterations dies, the larger trees are Creative Embellishments chipboard and the beautiful blooms are Petaloo, of course!  The small trees in the background are Sizzix Alterations diecuts.

I started out with a round canvas and spread lots of snow white TCW Modeling Paste (nice & thick) all over a round canvas.  While the modeling paste was still wet, I embedded the little house and the trees. I made little triangular back stops for them so they would stand up straight.  

I allowed that first thick coat of modeling paste to dry and then I added more modeling paste.  I repeated this several times, until I was satisfied with the look of the snow.  Then I took a narrow modeling paste trowel and added modeling paste to the house and the trees.  I love Petaloo's glittered stars.  Look closely and you will find red, green and white stars.


Then I sprayed it all over with siver Thermoweb Glitter Dust.  That gave the snow a nice sparkly look.


After I was satisfied with the look of the snow platform and snow on the trees, I added Petaloo flowers and glittered stars.

I made the flower all snowy looking with white gesso, Aleene's Glitter Snow and Stickles to accent the flowers and leaves.

Petaloo Supplies:
Regal Gold PoinsettiaRed RS5010-002/4

Other Supplies:
The Crafters Workshop Modeling Paste
Aleene's Glitter Snow
Thermoweb Glitter Dust
Sizzix Alterations Village Dwelling die
Sizzix Alterations Village Gingerbread die
Sizzix Alterations Tree Line die
White, brown, red, and green cardstock
Stickles - crystal, icicle, diamond, green, red












A Christmas Layout with Cheery Lynn Designs

My furbabies are my favorite subjects for layouts and this one is of my sweet Tisha when she was still a puppy at 6 months old.  I used Graphic 45's St Nicholas papers to create layers and layers.

I love using diecuts for layers, and behind my photo I've used Celtic Oval Boutique Stacker Frames Die  and behind that, Horizon Coved Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames Die.  One of my favorite dies this Christmas creating season has been the Holly Corner Die - B184.  I've used it under my flowers and around my photo.  

I made 3 different flowers for my layout.  This one is made with the Black Eyed Susan Strip 5 Piece Die Set - B338.  That's a great die because you cut 4 flower layers all at once.  Then give them a little dimension by shaping the paper, then stack the layers and you have a pretty dimensional flower.


This flower is made with Judy's Blooms Die - C184.   This set comes with two different sized blooms and I used both to layer up this flower.  The sparkle was acheived with a silver Wink of Stella pen.  I always like to add a little color to my leaves and I often use Lindy's mists for that purpose.  I use the dabber caps on my mists and just dab on a bit of color.  I used the Wreath Strip 7 Piece Die Set - B216 to add some pine boughs to my clusters. I just tucked the wreath pieces, that I colored with Lindy's Frosty Forest Green, around the flowers.

One more flower to share with you today!  These I made with the Sweet Williams Die Set - D137.  This set also comes with two sizes of blooms and I used both sizes.  I put two large blooms on the bottom and then two of the smaller on top.  I shaped these simple by inserting a petal in my tweezers and giving it a twist.  That's a fast and simple way to give flowers some dimension.  The shine on these blooms comes from a red Wink of Stella pen.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Other Supplies:
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas collection

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tired of Christmas? Take a break with my summer LO.

Oh let's change it up today! Back in the summer Authentique  sent the Petaloo DT their Explore Collection Kit and I used it to make this fun vintage summer travel page.  The plaid paper in the collection made a great bottom layer for my layout.  I just inked and distressed several paper layers, added some white masking paste and paint and then topped it all with Petaloo's Darjeeling flowers.  I love love love the Darjeeling collection of blooms!   I used two different sized of flowers to make my clusters and tucked in some leaves that come with the smaller blooms.  Then I lightly brushed on some watered down gesso.


 I used some stickers and punched papers from the Explore collection to embellish my layout.



 Try brushing some watered down white paint or gesso over your flowers.  It gives an entirely different look that I think goes really well with vintage styling.

Petaloo Flowers

Explore One
Explore Four
Explore Five
Explore Twelve
Harmonize
Life Cards
Components Die-cut Accents
Cardstock Stickers

I sure do appreciate you stopping by my blog today.  Thanks so much!

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