Introducing Cheryl

Hi everyone!  I’m taking over the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog today where I get to tell you about myself!

I was raised in Hawaii (my dad was a minister who worked with servicemen & women on Oahu) and love the beach, hiking, and all the local culture & food!  I became a Pediatric Nurse, starting in Honolulu, then moving to Colorado because I’d never seen snow.  That was quite an experience:  learning to dress for cold weather, drive on icy roads, & to ski- which I love!  Met my husband, Pat, when he was a surgical resident at Denver Children’s.  We ended up on Maui about 30 years ago, where we raised our 2 daughters, Jenny & Malia.

Jenny got married a few months ago & she’s a nurse on a trauma unit in Texas.  Malia graduated from UT, Austin, and will soon be heading to Syracuse, NY to work with refugees.

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Oh,  can’t forget my pride & joy, Swiffer!

I’ve always enjoyed crafting!  I first got into stamping when Jenny was in preschool.  Once a week, my friend, Wendy, & I would drop the kids off then head over to her house for a morning of stamping fun!  I remember getting so excited when I discovered you could stamp with different colors.  Everything was 1 layer back then.  But just like skiing on the Bunny Hill is exciting when you start out, every card we made was exciting & fun!

I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for about 6 years now & I just love it!  Being creative is fun & relaxing, but it’s the friendships I’ve made that have been an unexpected bonus!  I’ve been a part of the SSINK Design Team since last year.  It’s a huge challenge for me and quite an honor.  Everyone on the team has been so encouraging and helpful!

I’m not sure how to describe my style.  My favorite type of card is a “Fun Fold”.  I’ll show you a few that I’ve made:

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Before I go, here’s my latest project.  I was inspired by these new stamps I found at the Post Office!

Matched up the cardstock with the stamps:  So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Early Espresso, & Chocolate Chip, and reached for the Cool Treats Suite!

Cased this cute card from Michelle at Stampin’ 365.  She always has the most beautiful cards- thanks Michelle!

Thanks so much for spending time with me today!

A Woman on a Mission

I’m so proud to be friends with Janna Hoehn, a woman from Wailea who is on a quest to find photos of every soldier who fell in Vietnam.  So far she’s been featured in over 100 newspaper stories, and has found more than 1,400 photos of service members who lost their lives.

Last time I flew to Oahu, I was surprised to see an article about Janna in the Hawaiian Airlines Magazine, Hana Hou!  Her dedication and perseverance is very inspiring to me!

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So I made Janna a special card!

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Here’s my patriotic Card in a Box for Janna.  She received it yesterday & said it made her day!

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Click here to see more Card in a Boxes!!

Card in a Box Class Results!

 

Yesterday I had my last Card-in-a-Box Class!  Here everyone is hard at work…

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Thought you’d enjoy seeing how everyone’s projects turned out!  I have such a creative group!!

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Isn’t it fun to see how everyone put their own spin on the box?!!  You should see my craft room!!  Not good!  But we had so much fun!  Thanks to everyone who came!

Card in a Box…Part 2

Yesterday I showed you the Bear in a Box we’ll be making at class this month.  You’ll have another option if you want to make an elegant Birthday Card in a Box.

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I just love the “85” and the sentiments!  There are so many ways you can personalize this card to make it your own.

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I’ll be having a class on President’s Day, February 15th at 9am at my house in Haiku and another class on Sunday, February 28th at 1pm to make a Card in a Box.

You can either make the Bear Box that I showed you yesterday or this pretty flower one.  Let me know if you’d like to join us!

Class will be $15 or FREE with your $40 order that day.  RSVP to save your spot in class!

Bear in a Box!

I finally broke down & purchased the cute, cute set called Bear Hugs!  Here’s what I made yesterday:

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As you probably know, the Card in a Box is my FAVORITE kind of card to make!

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I’ll be having a class on President’s Day, February 15th at 9am at my house in Haiku and another class on Sunday, February 28th at 1pm to make a Card in a Box.

You can either make a Bear Box or a pretty flower one that I’ll be showing you tomorrow.  Let me know if you’d like to join us!

Class will be $15 or FREE with your $40 order that day.  We’ll also make envelopes to fit the cards.  They fold up flat & can be sent in the mail.

Special Card for New Downline!

I’m very excited to add a new person to my team… Deni Kawauchi!  She’s been a SU Demo in the past and just wanted to get back into stamping!  She found me on line and I’m so glad she did!

Here’s a special card I made to welcome her to the team:

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Card in a Box is my favorite card to make when I want to “WOW” someone!  This one is filled with flowers from Flower Patch Stamp Set and cut out using Flower Fair Framelits.  See those new pearls?  Those are Metal Rimmed Pearls in the new Holiday Catalog.

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Let me know if you’re interested in becoming a demonstrator!  Some do it to have their own business, but most sign up just to get that wonderful 20 – 25% discount on all their Stampin’ Up! products!  We get together every 2 months to swap, share ideas, make something new or learn a new technique, & always eat!

By the way, I’ll be having a CARD IN A BOX CLASS after the holidays!  Who’s interested?  If you are, please post a comment!  CLICK HERE to see some of the ones I’ve made in the past.

Thanks for stopping by…

Cheryl

Card in a Box for my Downline Girls!

I’m so happy to welcome 2 new demonstrators to Cheryl’s Downline Girls!

WELCOME FRANCINE & YVETTE!!

I want to show you the card I sent to them:

Downline Card in a BoxI love making Card-in-a-Boxes!!  Just click on the Category “Card in a Box” on the right side of my blog to see more!  I hope they felt very special when they opened the envelope!

Downline Card in a Box 2We had so much fun getting together this weekend!  I’ll be showing off their beautiful swaps soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

Special Card for Abe's Graduation!

I’m so proud of my nephew, Abe, who is graduating from college today!!!  His whole family moved to Roswell, NM for the year to support him- what great parents!  He’s worked very hard for this achievement! 

Here’s a picture of Abe relaxing with his buddy in the dorm!

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I can’t be there, so I’m sending him my favorite card…a CARD IN A BOX!!IMG_6102  IMG_6104  IMG_6106

Isn’t that owl a hoot?!!! Ha ha ha!

I sent Abe a 3 month subscription of My Paper Pumpkin & this is what he wrote on Facebook:  “I just finish my finals and I came home and was just going to go to bed and then I get this Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail from my Auntie Cheryl.
Now I am going to make stuff. It is so great and I am feeling crafty. hahahaaa”

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Thanks!

“Auntie Cheryl”

 

Wedding Card-in-a-Box

I’m excited to show you my latest Card-in-a-Box!!  A very special wedding card…

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This box is just bursting with LOVE!!

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The colors are gray & pink, so I did some silver embossing.

 

  • Stamps: One in a Million, Perfect Couple, Celebrate With Us, This Day Forward, Love You to the Moon, Word Play (retired)
  • Colors:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette,
  • Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Eastern Elegance DSP, lots of bling!

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Wouldn’t this be fun made as centerpieces?!  Or, better yet, make one for each guest!!!  Ha!!!  Better get started!

To order any of these sets, go to my Stampin’ Up! site! and click on Shop Now!

 

Happy Mother's Day!

I’ve been blessed with a wonderful, supportive, loving mother!  What’s the best card I could give her for Mother’s Day?  You guessed it!  A Card-in-a-Box with family photos!!

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I think she’ll love this!

  • Stamps: Delightful Dozen
  • Accessories: Watercolor Wonder DSP, Secret Garden Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Hearts Collection Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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Here’s me with my mom.  I can still remember that dress I loved so much that Mom made for me! IMG_4849

Here’s the grandchildren (my two are the girls), with my brother, Gary, in the upper corner.  Now I need to make one for my mother-in-law…but I’m going to have a lot bigger garden growing inside that box!!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!!