Brand New Journal for 2016!

createwithcheryl 2016 journal

I made this brand new journal last week & hope to use it all year.  My friend & upline, Anne, came over & we crafted & brainstormed.  My word for this year is FOCUS.  I tend to overschedule myself and get stressed out.  I’m hoping I can FOCUS on the thing I’m doing, or on the person I’m with.

I’m mainly thinking about my mom.  She lives in my cottage & has recently stopped driving.  So that means she depends on me a  lot.  Sometimes trips into town with her take a long time & I’m impatiently thinking of all the other things I need to be doing.  I’ll bet a lot of you would love to have this problem & have your  mom with you!  I’m so fortunate to have my mom close by!

Be present.  Or be a present to the person I’m with.


Don’t you LOVE those letters?!!  They’re in the new catalog!!  There’s a stamp set & Framelit Bundle (save 15%) and it’s just in time for Sale-a-Bration!

Stock up on these journals now!  They’re in the Clearance Rack on sale for just $4.39!  That’s over 50% off!

Retro Fresh This and That JournalThis and That Documented Journal

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.  Proverbs 16:9


The Open Sea


Father's Day Ship Card

There’s nothing my husband would rather do than be on a boat in the water.  This stamp set,  The Open Sea (123032), is perfect for him!  Here’s a link to the website where this idea originated…


It works really well with the new DSP, Epic Day This and That (130814).130814L


Here’s another way I found to use this stamp…Graduation!

Dare to Dream Epic Day Card

This is for my niece, Lisa, who’s going on to attend Texas A&M (it’s okay, Lisa.  We forgive you!  My daughter attends UT…).  Anyway, I added some bling for Lisa.

Thanks for looking.  YOU KNOW YOU NEED THIS STAMP SET!!

Epic Day with my daughters


Both of my girls were home for Mother’s Day, so we did some serious eating & crafting!  They each made a page for me in my Smash Book…

Malia's smash pageJenny's smash page

It was fun to see what the girls chose to highlight about their mom!  Of course, the pages also included coffee & chocolate & champagne!

We also spent time running soda cans through the Big Shot!Coke flowerCoke butterfly

Last thing we did was decorate a birdfeeder for Tutu.

Mom's birdfeeder

Don’t forget to RSVP for my FREE SMASH BOOK CLASS this Sunday!  Email me at to let me know you’re coming!

Free smashin' class this weekend!

So, what’s a Smash Book?  It’s sort of a modern, unorganized scrapbook.   A snapshot, a ticket stub from that movie you loved, a newspaper clipping, a magazine snippet, a cardboard coaster from a favorite restaurant, your child’s first crayon doodle…get the idea? Smash it, jot a note or add a caption sticker, and go!

This n That Cover

I showed you my cover a few weeks ago & have only had a little time to play with the inside.  Here’s something I put together:

Phil 4 8

Here’s some close ups:

Phil 4 8 true

You can order Epic Day This and That Journal, designer series paper, Washi Tape, and cute stickers from the new catalog (coming very soon!!)  See the pointy finger sticker?  Cute, huh?!

Phil 4 8 flower - Copy

Phil 4 8 lovelyPhil 4 8 bird



I’m offering a FREE CLASS at my house in Haiku this Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 1-3pm.  We’ll share ideas & maybe create a few pages… Bring your smash book supplies, if you have them, or just come over & see what it’s all about!  RSVP.  Hope to see you on Sunday!