Friday, June 24, 2016

Happy Thoughts...with Corina Finley


I just want to start off by letting you all know that I will be taking a leave of absense. I need to focus on my family and my family's health.

With that said, let's get to today's card! 

I die-cut the Whimsical Tree of Life (I am in love with the new Whimsical Tree of Life from the June Release! It will be great for all season themed cards!) from cardstock and heat embossed with Vintage Copper Frantage embossing powder.
I cut the A2 Frames Rectangular for the base from light weight chipboard and heat embossed the edges with Copper Vintage Frantage embossing powder. I matted the Lined pattern paper to the chipboard and used the A2 Frames Rectangular in one size smaller to cut it.

From Kraft cardstock, I cut the Pierced Stacker #3 and Scalloped Oval. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then cut my green pattern paper with a smaller die from each of the two sets and matted them to the larger Kraft die-cuts.

I stamped my Happy Thoughts sentiment onto the Paris Signs 4, heat embossed with Copper embossing powder and trimmed the die-cut. Inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. To accent, I added the green rhinestones to the sentiment and corners.

Whimsical Tree of Life Die - B798

I hope you will play along in our Cheery Lynn Designs ChallengeYou could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Designs store.

Remember that I am sending you 'Happy Thoughts 'til next time!

Thank you for joining me today!
Take care,
Live, Laugh & Create

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #232 - Pretty in Purple Theme

As always, the entries we had for our Sizzlin' Summer Colors challenge were fabulous.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  

Our new bi-weekly challenge theme is
Pretty in Purple

Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to this challenge in your blog post or on your gallery post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week for a total of 2 entries per bi-weekly challenge.
  • Be sure to let us know which Cheery Lynn Die or Dies you used on your project.
The winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Wednesday afternoon July 6th at 15:00 Eastern time.  We will also showcase the Top 3 picks from our Design Team.

And now to our inspiration for today (for details on each project, click on the designer's name and it will take you to their blog).

Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #231 - Sizzlin' Summer Colors Challenge Winners

What wonderful entries we had last week for our Sizzlin' Summer Colors themed challenge.

 Our randomly selected winner is:
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Here is your random number:

Congratulations Coco. Please contact Judy by clicking here for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  

Our Top 3 Picks for Challenge #231 in no particular order are:


Super Stick Chick

Meena Herale
Great job!  Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Pretty in Purple challenge.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sending Birthday Wishes with Bonnie Garby

Hi there everyone.  It's Bonnie from Make Time to Craft here with you today.  I'm sharing a feminine floral birthday card today featuring some fabulous dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
When I auditioned the beautiful Sakura Flower die on a plain white background, it was too 'blah'.  A patterned background was too busy.  What to do.....  Well, I went with a white on white background for a subtle textured look.  It gives some interest without competing with the flower.  I just love this look.  I simply cut a Lattice piece in white cardstock and adhered it to a white piece of cardstock.  Then I added the floral die cut on that.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:

I added some pretty white mulberry paper as my last layer before the card base to soften the look of the card.  My bi-color double-loop bow was made with Hot Pink and Pearl Pink Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I created the bow on my Bow-it-All V3.0.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget, there will be a brand new Pretty in Purple themed challenge starting tomorrow.  We'd love to have you enter for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

~ Bonnie ~

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Just a Little Note with Lisa Blastick

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you a new card using some of the new release dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. The beautiful "Quarterfoil Frame #2" is the background in white cardstock. I was thinking it is like an elegant lattice. So I wanted to use papers that were soft and elegant. 

The flowers and leaves/ ferns were die cut using the "floral bouquet kit" In the centers of the flowers I used gala glitz in pink. On the white sprays I placed some white flower soft. Kind of looks like q-tips! lol 

The sentiment was stamped in pink distressing ink and then fussy cut out.  
Love the sentiment in a wave...

The "dandelions" were die cut in white and distressed with the pink ink. 
Then there is a bit of sparkle using a glitter pen. 

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out this week's challenge for your chance to win $20 at the Cheery Lynn Designs Store! 
Have a great day! 
See you in July!
Hugs Lisa 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs June Whimsical Delights Blog Hop Prize Winner!

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Ginny has shared with us today.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 15th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.

Don't you just LOVE all the adorable new Whimsical Delight dies??!!

If you haven't seen all the new dies yet, be sure to watch the delightful intro video below.
I hope you loved all the samples showcased by the design team.  Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback for the new release. I encourage you to hurry over to Cheery Lynn Designs NOW and order your favorites so you can get creating!

Now, on to our winner who will receive a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

 Our randomly selected winner is:
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Here is your random number:
Dorothy S

Congratulations Dorothy. Please contact Judy by clicking here for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  

Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Welcome to the Jungle By Ginny Nemchak

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I'm dropping in to share a walk on the wild side.  I love this card with it's warm colors and layering.
I cut a 6 1/2 x 5 inch card base from black cardstock then layered on several sizes of the Rectangle Stitch and Cut Die  in different patterns and stacked them up with black borders. I've also tucked in a Swedish Spring Oval Frame cut from the same black cardstock.
I was able to add texture with the Gauze Border cut from straw colored paper.  These flowers are not "tropical" like the bird...but I think they look fabby when cut from the Graphic 45 Safari Adventure papers.....they match perfectly. I'm using the Tea Rose Medium and Small Gardenia over the Fanciful Flourish Left.
I swapped out the center pieces from the Tea Rose for bisque  colored pearl gems. To work in a bit of extra pattern there's a few Horizon Fishtail Banners tucked in.
These strong paper patterns really needed a bold ribbon choice so I added a half of a loopy bow of black with white dots.  Along with the die cut leaves I fussy cut a few leaves from the patterned paper and gave them a bit of a bendy shape and tucked them in with the flowers to fill in the arrangement. A few added bits like the large clip  and metal eylet are great finishing touches.

Cheery Lynn Design  Dies 

Really Reasonable Ribbon Satin Swiss Dot Black
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure

Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bee Happy Card with Amy Voorthuis

Good morning lovelies. 
I am so happy you decided to visit our blog today.
 Did you blog hop with us last Wednesday? If not you probably should because you will love it for sure. The "new" whimsical collection is sooo darn cute. I really adore all the different animals so much that my wish list is growing and growing lol.
This time I used the bee die that I ordered right away when they came out.....with the new "Be Happy"phrase that I changed a little ;-)
For this card I used the older "Happy Tails"collection by BoBunny which still is one of my favorite collections by them {weird right?} because I normally love soft toned papers.  

Bee Happy: 
The B787 - Whimsical Be Happy Die is so much fun because it can be used in many ways it has a sweet flower on the upper left corner that you can layer for more dimension like I did. I cut out the bee a couple of times and layered the colors so it makes the perfect bee!

If you follow my work you will find out that I used the Whimsical Giraffe & You Are Awesome dies on a layout that I created for Maja Designs.  Hopefully you will blow me away with your amazing designs too!

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today!
Thanks too for the lovely comments you always leave on my posts.  I enjoy reading them a lot ;-) I hope you enjoyed my post and I have inspired you to use your Cheery Lynn Designs dies. If you love the Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used, you could always enter our bi-weekly challenge to win a $20 shopping spree.
This time it's challenge #231 "Sizzlin' Summer Colors" I can't wait to see your work, there are a bunch of amazing entries already you still have some time to enter, enjoy creating!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Life is Good by Eva Dobilas

Hi there, this is Eva, and I am here today to share a super happy, full of life card with one of our newest die called Whimsical Life Is Good.

This card was so fun to create and I absolutely love this sentiment die!  It will be used a lot!  I could see this on canvas or layouts, or any other projects, or just a card like I made.  

To create this card I cut down an A2 size card base.  Then I cut a 1/4" smaller card front out of watercolor card stock as I wanted to paint a fun watercolor background.  To do that, I used Color Burst Watercolor Powders.  Then I die cut the sentiment out of black as I wanted it to be bold.  Finally I die cut one of the Small Exotic Butterflies #2 w/Angel Wings and painted them in and added them to my card and that is it!

And here are the dies I used to create this card with.

Hope you like this colorful card and can't wait to see your cards in our newest challenge!


Friday, June 17, 2016

Dream Big with Jenny Alia

Hi, it's Jenny here today sharing a nautical card.  I hope you had an opportunity to join in our June New Release Blog Hop.  I had so much fun creating with the new dies and thank you for all the sweet comments on my blog!  

If you follow my posts you know I love using dies to add dimension to projects. It was so easy to add height to this card by stacking the waves.  Typically I add double sided foam tape between layers, but for this card I just didn't glue down the wave tops to the card stock.  

The tops of the Waves were sprinkled with Frantage embossing powder for a foamy look.  The Sail Boat was cut out of dark gray paper and then I cut a second boat bottom out of metallic silver.  The bottom of the boat was also backed with the darker gray paper for contrast where the detail holes show.  I cut an aqua green sail for the large sail and covered it in glitter glue and then in a clear glaze.  It really stands out on the card.  Dream Big and the Clouds were also accented with clear glitter glue.  
Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you haven't already, make sure to check out Cheery Lynn's current Sizzlin' Summer Colors challenge.  There's also
still time to join our blog hop HERE.