Wednesday, September 26, 2012

# Christmas # flowers

Poinsettia Wreath and Team News

Before I get to today's card, I have some design team news.  Sadly we are saying goodbye to Dawn Lotharius, Debbie Sherman and Jeannie DeGruccio.  They have been fabulous team members and have given us amazing creations week after week.  We wish them all the best and thank them for all their hard work on Cheery Lynn Designs behalf.

And now we want to welcome our new team members.  First up is Joann Jamieson, you may recognize her from all the wonderful creations she entered into our weekly challenge.

Hi everyone, my name is Joann and I live in Nova Scotia, Canada.  I am married and have one son who is in The Royal Canadian Navy and is currently stationed in Victoria, British Columbia.  I am also lucky to have a very supportive husband who understands and supports my passion for anything paper and glue!  In addition, we have a cat named Squeaker who tends to drink water with her paw and insists on having fresh ice water!  I think she is a little spoiled...  She also has a weakness for ice cream but that is another story.  I work full-time but when I am not at my day job you can find me in my craft room.  As much as I enjoy card marking, I must admit that my "obsession" is with dimensional projects.  I like to think “outside the box”.  I also have a big weakness for paper.  Every time I go into a store I see more paper that I do not have and I am running out of room to store everything.  I have already converted one room in my house into my scrapbooking studio and am now eying the next room.  I am so thrilled and excited to be a joining the talented ladies on the Cheery Lynn Design Team.  

Next we are thrilled to announce that Sandie Louise will be returning to our team.

I am thrilled to be working once more with Cheery Lynn Designs as part of their 2012/2013 design team.  My name is Sandie, and I live in Geraldton, Western Australia with my partner John, and we are older parents to a beautiful son, Jesse who is 3 in March, 2013. I am currently a stay-at-home-Mum with previous employment being law enforcement.   Creativity has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and runs in the gene's with my Mother being an Artist.  My love of paper-crafting took place two years ago, and it has been a journey of enlightenment, that has continually evolved, with many new learning paths.   I enjoy pushing boundaries in my creativity, and attempt to step out of my comfort zone here and there, with my creative style leaning towards 'vintage', but not always.  I aim to be an inspiration to others, and of course create everlasting memories for future generations.

And to fill in our team, Sheila Lygo will be joining us; she has stepped in to guest design for us and we invited her to join the team.

Hi everyone, here are a few facts about me.. My name is Sheila AKA Doubtfiresmusing  and I'm a craftaholic. My particular downfall  is dies! especially Cheery Lynn dies.  I live in a small market town called March here in the UK, alongside John, my long suffering husband of 36 years. We have two grown up daughters who in turn have given us four adorable grandsons & one beautiful grand daughter.  I've been a crafter for many years now; tried my hand at most crafts but my favourite by far is stamping & colouring with my beloved Copic markers. I feel so honoured to be asked to be a designer for Cheery Lynn Design.

The new ladies will start with us next week.  Please make them feel welcome.  And now on to my card for today.


I was originally going to make a red and white poinsettia wreath but liked the look of the all white so much I saved the red for another project.  I began by punching out 6 white card stock flowers with my Poinsettia 2 die.  Using my embossing mat and stylus tool, I dry embossed the back side of the petals to give them a bit of curl.  I used dimensionals between each of the petal layers. 

Look at how beautiful these flowers are in the closeup above.  I add some Holly Leaves and Pine Branches to fill in the wreath.  Finished size is 6" square. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's Keep It Krafty challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store. 


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous and now I need that die!

  2. Good luck to Dawn, Debbie and Jeannie in there next adventure's and great to have 3 new Talented Ladies on board, Joann,Sandie and Sheila.Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely creations.

  3. Oh Sandy what a beautiful card! Good luck to all three new DT members, hope you enjoy your time with Cheery Lyn. Judy x

  4. Welcome to all the new members. Will be anxious to see their designs. Love your poinsettia card.

  5. Sandy this wreath is definitely a favourite of mine..... love it. Great to be back on the team, look forwards to the next 6 months...

  6. Gorgeous card Sandy! Thanks for bringing back an oldie but goodie, and giving it a new look with the holly and pine branches. Look for your card in an ad in Scrapbooking and Beyond, on the store shelves Nov 27.

  7. Thanks for allowing me to play with so many dies...I want to wish the new team members a big Congratulations! You will love all the dies.
    Love the poinsettia

  8. Welcome to the new design team members...I look forward to seeing you strut your stuff! Best wishes to those going in other directions...enjoyed your work and thank you for the inspiration.
    Sandy, your card is LOVELY!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  9. Best wishes to the new designers and thank you to the departing designers for your inspiration!

    Lovely pointsettia card!!!

  10. FABULOUS card, Sandy!!!! I've been eyeing that die. Now I know I NEED it!! :-)

    So sad to see you ladies leave. Best of luck to you!!

    Congrats to the new gals!!!! I look forward to your inspiration!!

  11. Sandy - that card is spectacular! You've really shown the dies off in a special way.
    Welcome to our new team members - I know you will love it here and sad goodbyes to those leaving us!


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