Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

BOO! Happy Halloween to YOU! Today is the class Halloween Party. Grace is Minnie Mouse and Sam is Indiana Jones. They are very excited and it will probably be this way until Christmas.
Trick or Treating was Thursday night since SJ has a playoff game tonight. Let's Go BEARS!!!! We are going to the game and will be cheering the Bears on to victory!
Today's cards is one of my favs. It was very fun to put together. I made them for the kids teachers for Halloween. I usually send in Carmel Apples, but everyone is eating healthy and I thought this was a good substitution. I totally copied these cards from Dianne. I just used different paper and a different witch stamp. Dianne makes the most beautiful cards. Check out her gallery at SCS. It is awesome! I would post the link but I am unsure how to do that.

Thanks for looking & Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Good Works...

Good works are links that form a chain of love - Mother Teresa

Isn't that a wonderful phrase. I like to think of card making as good works...hopefully the cards I make and send to people will create a chain of love. Wow, that is pretty deep for me on a Thursday morning. Perhaps I should go back to bed before I hurt myself. LOL!

I created this card using my brayer (love that tool...just don't use it enough...I get very inky fingers when I do). The Stampin' UP! set that I used is called Inspired by Nature. It has awesome images and phrases. You can find it on page 100 of the Fall-Winter IB&C. Don't forget if you want to place an order just visit my web site. It is all set up and you can order directly off of it. Shopping made simple!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheryl O

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Here are some pictures from our pumpking carving.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Monday! What a cold wet and, yes, snowy Monday. I think weather wise we had it all today. I have got to find my winter coat.

We are working on fall collages at our house. We have collected all kinds of things I will be sure to post a picture or two when we get them done.

Yesterday we carved pumpkins. I post those too.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall Fun!

Hi! Here are some Fall Fun photos of us picking out our carving pumpkins. We had a lot of fun goofing around at the local pumpkin patch. I just love fall with all the vibrant colors.

Enjoy looking at the photos and have a great day!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, October 24, 2008


Woo Hoo! Another Friday is here. These are the treats I made for Grace and Sam's Halloween Party at school. They were fun to make.
Grace and Sam our very excited about Halloween and Trick or Treating! Grace is going to be Minnie Mouse and Sam is going to be Indiana Jones. Hope we have decent weather next Friday.
Looking forward to seeing you at my card camp this weekend!

Thanks for looking


Thursday, October 23, 2008


Here our some fun photos of our cat, Hootie! He is the best cat ever. He follows me around the house. SHHHHH!!!! Don't tell Dave what I do with my time.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008



Here are some of the Halloween cards I have been "casing". I totally cased this card from SCS. It was a lot of fun making them. This technique is called paper piecing. Very, very, very fun to do.
I am not sure how may more days I will be able to take my photos outside. It is getting to be Fall and cold!!!!
So what's new with you???? Post here and tell me what has been going on! I will draw someone's name and the winner will get some blog candy! Sound good????? Post away and good luck!!!! I'll draw the name on Monday.

Hope you enjoy the cards and thanks for looking!!!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Hi! We had a great football weekend. The kids had a ball or should I say football. They had a blast (as always) with their cousins. Here are some photos.
I have some cards to post but, that will have to be done later...
Have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Woo Hoo! Friday is here!!! Boy, do I have one excited 7 year old Cheerleader on my hands! She is so funny. I have evey cheer they will be doing going through my head. What a riot. We are so hoping it will not rain tonight.

We are off to Detroit this weekend to see our Nephews play football! We are really looking forward to the trip.

I hope you all have a great weekend and get a chance to enjoy the beautiful Autum color.

The above card is from the September card camp.

Thanks for looking...Cheryl O

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Hello! This week is just flying by. I had so much fun at the school on Monday helping with the Math Centers. The kids want to pass the math wizards so badly. It is true joy when they do.

All of the Moms that help are great and a lot of fun to be around.

Here is another card we made at the September card camp.

Take care!

Cheryl O

Wednesday, October 15, 2008



Just a quick post. This card is one of the cards we made at the September Card Camp.

Hope you are having a great week.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Wow we have no soccer games tonight. We have no CCD tonight. We may actually have a meal as a family tonight. Wow! What on earth am I gonna cook???

Here is a card we will be making at the October Card Camp. Thanks for looking!

Have a great day!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Monday!

Today I will be at the school most of the day. I help out with math centers, this cracks Dave up, and the walking track. I love volunteering at the school. The kids are great and always have a hug for me. It is very rewarding.

Todays card is another, you guessed it, Halloween card. I just love making Halloween cards. My friend Dianne does too. She makes some of the most beautifully detailed cards I have ever seen.

Have a great day!


Sunday, October 12, 2008


Wow another weekend went speeding through my life. I just cherish the weekends now that school started. Today we went to a corn maze. We has so much fun. I really forced us to spend time together. We were in the middle of all this corn and had to work as a family to get out. All of us enjoyed it. I was able to take some great pictures. I'll have to ask the kids if I can post them. Grace and Sam had an Internet safety assembly last year and it really made an impression on them. No way did they want me to post pictures of them on my blog.

We had our last soccer games for the season. CCD has started back up last week. This year Sam and Grace will be experiencing their First Communion. They are really looking forward to it and are a little nervous too. There is a lot to learn, I keep telling them everything will be fine.

Grace went to the Little Girl Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday! The girls were just adorable and did a fantastic job! I am really looking forward to Fridays game. For those of you who will be there, Grace will be on the North end of the field. The girls are cheering first quarter.

Dianne, I just can't believe that they could not sell popcorn until after the first half of the game. What was that about??? Was it to keep everyone from leaving. I have never heard of such a thing. Just think of all the money they lost.

The card above is one of the cards we will be making at the October Card Camp. I hope you can come. Be sure to call are e-mail me to reserve your place.

I hope you got to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather we had this weekend.

Take care!

Cheryl O

Friday, October 10, 2008


Happy Friday!!! We made to Friday! We have a fun fulled Saturday planned. This is our last weekend of soccer. Grace is doing the cheer leading clinic in the am. The girls will be cheering at next Friday's game. (The last home game) Go BEARS!!!! I love high school football.

Here is the start of my Halloween cards, again, super easy to make. We will be doing some Halloween cards at the next card camp. Halloween and Fall is the theme.

Thanks for looking!

Have a great Friday!!!! Cheryl

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Well, where has a month gone???? I can not believe it is the second week in October.

I have a ton of cards and projects to share with you. I also have hopes of getting back to posting on a more regular basis.
The above image is called an explosion box. Super fun to make. Great gift idea. We made it at my neighborhood morning coffee talk. Let me know if you would be interested in learning how to make this box and I will hold a class.
I hope you are all doing well, I sure have missed blogging!!!!
Cheryl O