Saturday, October 17, 2009


Wow two days in a row!

This is a name frame I made for friend of Grace's.

This was a lot of fun to make and I am working on 2 more one for Grace and one for Sam.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Okay, I don't know where September went. We are now in the middle of October and this is the first chance I have had to post.

The cards I am posting are some Christmas cards my Mom and I made. We sure had a nice time stampin'! Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, September 3, 2009


Well, well, we are again. Summer has slipped through my fingers and fall is approaching full speed.

Summer card camps are over and I am gearing up for the fall camps. In the next couple of days I will be posting projects I have been working on this summer.

So grab you cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a few minutes with me!

Cheryl O

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flight of a Butterfly....


Today's card is made from one of my favorite stamp sets call Flight of the Butterfly. You can find this set on page 98 of the current SU Catalog, item number 111564.

The colors I used were Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White. I just love these names!

No special technique just some old fashion stampin'!

TFL & have a great day!

Cheryl O

Monday, June 15, 2009


Hello! I hope you all noticed I have some scheduled some summer card camps. I have been in a slump and decided it was about time I got out of it.

The cards you see today are some that I made for the Happy Stamper ATC Club that I joined. It is a very nice group of ladies.

The second card you see is what I turned my ATC into.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Card Camp!

Mark your calendar for June 27. I will be having a card camp. We will be making 10 cards/5 designs. Stamin' Up! product will be used.

Please call or e-mail me to reserve your spot.

Thank you!
Cheryl O

Sunday, May 31, 2009



Here is one more card made out the the Stampin' Up! set To have and to Hold.

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


This is another card I made for a friend. I used some old vellum I had for the background.

Stamp Set: To Have and to Hold

Card Stock: Going Gray, Whisper White

Accessories: Pretties Kit, Cuttle Bug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Have a great Saturday!

Cheryl O

Friday, May 29, 2009

Big Breath!

Wow where did the month May, or should I say Mayhem, go? I am so glad summer vacation is here. You really know you are busy when stamping turns in to a stress.

The kids are out of school and are enjoying the freedom.

The card you see is a bridal shower card I designed for a friend of mine.

Stampin' Up! stamp sets: To have and to Hold, page 60 & For the Bride, page 61

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black & Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Flower Fusion, Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder

Thanks for looking!

Cheryl O

Thursday, May 7, 2009


This is the third design I created using the same paper and stamp set.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009



This is another Mother's Day card I made using the stamp set Wild Rose.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009



We had such a wonderful weekend. This was Grace and Sam's First Communion weekend. The service was beautiful. I am so proud of them.

This week I will be posting some Mother's Day cards I have made. They will all be out of a Stampin' Up! stamp set called Wild Rose. The paper I used is some I found at Michael's and I thought this stamp set worked well with it.


Thursday, April 23, 2009


Well, the kids have a day off today. It is take you daughter/son to work day. Dave must of forgot. Cause the kids are still sleeping. Actually they are not old enough to go anyway.

We are going to have lunch with him today. Then off to the movies. We are going to go see Earth.

The card I am posting today is made with the stamp set Artfully Asian. I made this card for the ATC exchange.

Have a great day!


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Soccer Saturday!

Today is the day! Soccer Saturday! Grace and Sam are looking forward to their first soccer games of the season. To tell you the truth so am I. It has been a long winter and I am ready for some fresh air.

Along with the ATC club I do an additional swap with some of the ladies there. This is one of the card I swaped yesterday.

Well, off to the fields, hope you can stop by!

TFl..Cheryl O

Friday, April 17, 2009

Guess what!?!?!?!?!

Tomorrow is Soccer Saturday! We will be at the field at 9:00 am with Sam and at 3:00 pm with Grace. If you are looking for an excuse to get outside, come by and cheer the kids on. We would love to see you there. We will be on the U8 fields.

Today is my Artist Trading Card (ATC) club. I have joined a group of ladies who get together and swap ATC's once a month. An ATC is the size of a football/baseball card and you swap them with other artists. It is a great way to get ideas and to see new techniques. Each month there is a design theme. This month the theme was vintage. The cards I posted are what I will be trading. (Hope this did not spoil the surprise, Ruth.)

Have a great day!

TFL...Cheryl O

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hi! Long time no blog! Guess who signed up on Facebook! Wow is that fun. I have been chatting with people I have not chatted with in ages! It has been a lot of fun catching up.

We were in Chicago last week, exploring the city. I really enjoy taking the train in with Dave and the kids. We always find something different to do. I am looking forward to the re-opening of the dolphin exhibit at the Shedd. I believe that happens next month. This time we got to ride the new double-decker train over. That was awesome. It was only the 7th trip it had taken.

Today's card is a get well card/thinking of you card that I made using Stampin' Up! stamp sets Inspired by Nature & God's Way. I used a brayer for the back ground. Other than just a normal Stampin' technique.

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful day.

TFL...Cheryl O

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Okay this is the last card I have made out of the Glorious Gift stamp set.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Here is another card made with, you guessed it, Glorious Gift.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009


The kids don't mind the weather they are just glad to have a break from school and I am glad to have them home.

Here is another card from the Glorious Gift stamp set.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Break in MI

We ended up getting First Communion clothes for the kids this weekend. I am glad to have those purchased. Grace looks beautiful in her white dress & veil. Sam looks all grown up in his suit. I tell you, enough to make a Mama cry!
Well, we are predicted to get a couple of inches of snow tonight. Must be Spring Break in MI. Yuck! What a long winter! We are going to go have coffee (well I am anyway) with Grandma this morning.

This is one of the Easter cards I sent out. It is made from the stamp set Glorious Gift.


Saturday, April 4, 2009


Wow we do not have anything planned this weekend. Wonder what we will do.

This card is made with a retired stamp set, Glorious Gift. I cut out the flowers, applied Crystal Effects and raised them up a tad.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring Break....

Woo Hoo! It is here! We are off schedule for a week. Ahhhhh!

This card was also made from SU set An Excellent Easter. I really like this set it reminds me of the classic tale of Brer Rabbit. I am also going to scrap book our Easter pages with it. It is a very cute set, be sure to check it out.

Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Good Morning! Tomorrow Spring Break begins. Woo Hoo! We are going to ask Grandma if she wants to go to the movies with us. I figure that is a pretty good way to start off Spring Break.

Well, speaking of Spring this card is made out of SU set called An Excellent Easter. It may be found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. SU has many specials going on right now. If you place an order from my website you will receive a FREE catalog. There is no minimum dollar amount required.

Spend $40 from the Occasions Mini Catalog and choose one item from the Under $10 items in the Spring and Summer Catalog for FREE.

Place your orders today by just clicking on my website. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks for stopping by...Cheryl

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Well, we are getting anxious for spring break at our house. Spring Break starts on Friday. Woo Hoo! You know what comes after Spring Break! Summer Vacation! Ah, the lazy days of summer, no schedules to keep just hot days at the beach! Oooooo, I can't wait for the kidos to be out of school.

Did I mention that Sam was doing a wrestling clinic at the high school? He has had a lot of fun doing this clinic. He seems to really like wrestling.

This is the birthday card I made for my hubby for his birthday last week.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Lookie what I got in the mail yesterday!!!!! I just love receiving handmade cards in the mail. It is such a great feeling. Isn't this the card the cutest???
My friend Heather made it. She stopped by the other day with her adorable son, Ami. We had a nice chat and then she made my day by sending me a handmade card. I got so excited when I saw the envelope all stamped with swirls and a bird sticker. It was just adorable. Thanks, Heather!
TFL...Cheryl O

Saturday, March 28, 2009


We have a very busy day today. Lots to do. Grace and Sam have their first Pennance this morning. Then they are off to a birthday party this afternoon.

This is one of a couple of Easter cards I am making. This set is called An Egg-cellent Easter. It is in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The designer paper I used is from the Sale-a-bration brochure. I just love these colors. Kind of a different twist on Spring colors.

TFL...Cheryl O

Friday, March 27, 2009


Today is my hubby's birthday! We have lots of gifts wrapped that the kids can't wait to give to him.

This is a birthday card I made for Grace to take to a birthday party on Saturday.


Thursday, March 26, 2009


Wow where did this month go??? We are almost at the end of March. My hubby's birthday is Friday. After that we are done with birthday's until my nephew's in May.

Sam & Grace are going to a (you guessed it) birthday party on Saturday and this is the card going with Sam's gift.

TFL...Cheryl O

Wednesday, March 25, 2009



Well we have survived the parties. Woo Hoo! Grace had her party Friday. The girls were wonderful. We had a lot of fun. The crafts were a hit. All the girls got along great!

These are the Thank You notes Grace will be sending out. They are made with a Stampin' Up! set called Garden Whimsy. I embellished the tulip with Dazzling Diamond glitter and Crystal Effects.


Friday, March 20, 2009


Today my babies turn 8! Wowza! Time flies....

This card is one I made for my Mom to give to Sam for his birthday. I love the Cricut! It is a papercrafter's BFF!

Grace is having her sleepover/birthday party tonight. Pretty exciting things going on at our house! Auntie Shelley (my bff) will be here to help with all the happenings. We have a couple of crafts that we will be doing. We also will be playing some games and be wrapping the evening up with a movie and popcorn.

Don't forget to place your Sale-a-bration orders! I really appreciate your business!

Thanks for looking...

Cheryl O

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Good Morning!

The kids do not have school today! Woo Hoo! Hopefully they will sleep in a little and catch up on their sleep. They are both under quota. Today we are going shopping. We are in search of a suit for Sam and a white dress for Grace. (First Communion is approaching quickly and I need to get on the ball).

The card I have posted is one I made for my girlfriend. She has a wedding next month and asked if I would make her a card. I love it when that happens.

The set I used is Priceless, you can find it on page 121 of the current Idea Book & Catalog. Speaking of IBC's. I do have them for sale. The are 7.00 (reg. pr. 9.95) or FREE with a 50.00 order. Speaking of 50.00 orders don't forget about Sale-a-Bration ends on 3/30/09. Time is running out to get your FREE stamp sets!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl O

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Well, last night we had the 2nd grade program to go to. It was great! The show was called Wacky Weather. The kids did an awesome job!

Today I am posting the book marks I made in celebration of Grace & Sam's birthday and March-Reading Month. The kids will pass them out to their class and some of the staff on Friday.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009



Well one sleepover down one to go. Holy Cow!!! 4 boys have the energy of 20. I tell you what. I thought 4 was good number but, man there was a lot of energy in our house this weekend. I am not even going to share what time those 8 year olds went to sleep, but I will say it was early Saturday moring before they were out. I don't think I have stayed up that late since my college days.

Enjoy this sunny day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I have been working on crafts for Grace's Birthday party. This is one of the items the girls will be making. The journals will have each of the girls name on them. Their class does a lot of writing. I can not believe they are writing in cursive already.
I don't know if you can tell but the bear paws have glitter in them. They will also be making daisy pens to go with them. That is what the daisies you see in the picture are.
Grace is so excited about her slumber party. She has been to a number of them this year and now it is her turn. The little girl can not be any more excited. I have recruited my best bud Shelley to help out with the crafts. I am so grateful she can come and help.
Well, it is a birthday party weekend for us. Last night Grace went to one and today Sam is going to one. Busy, busy busy.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 6, 2009


Wow, I can not believe how fast this week has gone. I have been busy getting things together for Grace and Sam's birthday parties. They will be turning 8 on the 20th. Talk about hard to believe. These last 8 years have just flown by.

Sam is having some buddies spend the night next Friday. He has labeled it a Wii Sleepover. He is so stinkin' excited about it, he can't sleep. He decided he wants to do a craft in addition to playing games. So I came up with a journal for them to make. Instead of the word notes the journals will have each of the boys names on them. Their class is really big on writing in journals. I am going to print some pictures of the party for them to put inside.

Well thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy March. 20 days until my babies turn 8, oh my, where does the time go?

This card was made with the same set and color combo as the last two cards.

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday.


Saturday, February 28, 2009


I was taking some pictures for my blog and realized the lighting is just horrible. The cloudy days are really starting to get to me. I need a sunny day to give me a boost. Yesterday was very windy. I am grateful we did not have snow to go along with it.

This card is done with the Simply Said kit by Stampin' Up! Again, I used the felt flowers from the Flower Fusion Kit. I think these flowers are adorable.

Grace is off to a soccer clinic at 8am so I better get in the shower...guess who gets to take her!

Friday, February 27, 2009

We made it to Friday.

This card is made from the Flower Fusion kit on page 177 of the Stampin' Up! Spring & Summer IB&C.

I love these little flowers.


Thursday, February 26, 2009


Wow are we getting close to the weekend now. Grace is doing a soccer clinic at the high school on Saturday. I am going to have to fit in a card camp somewhere soon.

This is a card that I made from the leftover stickers from the scrap book kit.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I can not believe it is Wednesday already. This week is just flying by. These are the final pages of the scrap book.


Cheryl O

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Good Morning! Here are some more of the scrapbook pages I completed.


Saturday, February 21, 2009


Guess what???? It's snowing. You locals who stop by probably know that. On the bright side maybe we will get that snowman in yet...
Did you all hear the news? Stampin' Up! is going back to one catalog per year. As a demo, personally, I am glad to hear this. They will be producing three mini-catalogs in addition to the one big catalog. The minis will have new hostess sets too! Great news.
These are pages six and seven of the scrapbook for Grace & Sam's teacher. I have all the pages completed...except (there is always and except) the final page I am in search of a poem about boys. Something short and sweet if anyone knows of one or a website and are willing to share I sure would be grateful. Next week is her last week. The kids very sad about this. She is such a great teacher.

Thanks for looking & have a great Saturday.

Cheryl O

Friday, February 20, 2009


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is about all I have to say about Lake Effect Snow Warnings in February! Even Grace and Sam are tired of the snow. They had a taste of riding scooters and bikes last week and developed a really big case of Spring Fever. Me too!

These are the 4 & 5 month pages I put together for the teacher's gift.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl O

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Winter is back. I just realized we have not made a snowman this year. We made a huge snow fort, but no snowman! I be we still have time; don't you?

These are the second & third pages of the scrap book I am working on. I do have to admit I am having a lot of fun with it. Of course it is really not that hare because I am using a Stampin' Up! Simply Scrapin' Kit. The colors are all coordinated for me. All I have to do is the layout. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl O

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I have always struggled with scrap booking. Card making is so much easier for me. One piece of card stock folded to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 add a some stamped images and a few embellishments and Wa-lah you are done.

Scrap booking on the other hand is a commitment. First you have to decide what photos to scrapbook, then you have to decide is there going to be a theme. Do I want to use the same color combo through the book? What size do I want to make!?!?!?!?! Wow!!!! I could spend a whole week just making those decisions. How do you start your scrap books? Leave your comments here. I am looking for suggestions....

These are the next pages in the 6x6 album I am working on.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl O