WWYS 126: Label Me Pretty

Today I’ve come up with a card for a challenge:  WWYS 126.  What Would You Stamp?  The challenge is Label Me Pretty.

There are so many ways to use this fun set!  Here’s what I came up with:

I thought it would be fun to stamp a flower in the middle & I really like the way it turned out!  The background was watercolored using my watercolor pencils & aquapainter.

I almost added more bling to the middle of the flowers, but stopped myself.  What do you think?  More bling?

I love your comments!  If you see a card you’d like me to offer in a class, let me know!

Thanks for stopping by today!

3 Panel Card for #SSINKIC40

Today we have a beautiful sketch to inspire us at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration.


I’ve used one of my favorite stamp sets, Sheltering Tree, to come up with this 3 Panel Card:


The 3 panels are very simple to do and I really like the finished card.  I also love Emerald Envy & Pool Party colors together!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree, Better Together
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Pool Party, Emerald Envy, Tip Top Taupe
  • Paper:  Sahara Sand Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (3 3/4 X 3 3/4, stamp then cut at 1 1/4 to make 3 panels), Emerald Envy (1 3/8 X 3 7/8- cut 3)
  • Accessories:  Large Numbers Framelits Dies


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure & check out what the other gals have done for this sketch!  And please, leave your comments!

Calendar for May


For May I’ve chosen my favorite Stamp Set:  Sheltering Tree.  It’s so versatile & beautiful & comes with little images like this swing, a rake & a bicycle.

Colors used are Early Expresso, Soft Sky, & Lost Lagoon.


Speaking of friendship, I’ve made some of my closest friends through stamping.  Take a look at two of my best friend’s blogs, Anne & Crystal, to see what they’ve done for their May calendars!

Bountiful Border for FMS193 & Card Concept #38

I needed to make a few cards today to swap with my downline & went straight to these challenges to help with my creativity!

The Card Concept #38 was a color challenge!  I never would have picked these colors & just LOVE the results!!

And I went to Freshly Made Sketches to help with the design.


Here’s my card:

Bountiful Border for FMS193 & Card Concept 38


  • Stamps:  Bountiful Border, Sheltering Tree
  • Colors:  Smokey Slate (4 1/4 X 2 3/4 & 2 1/2 X 1/2) & So Saffron & Whisper White (3 1/2 X 2 1/2)
  • Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Bountiful Border for FMS193 & Card Concept 38 (2)I’m always happy when I come up with a “simple” card that I like!  And these colors are definitely outside of my box!

Bountiful Border for FMS193 & Card Concept 38 (3)


Let me know what you think!  Hope you find some time for a little stampin’ today!

Thanks for stopping by!


English Garden DSP

I just love the new DSP called English Garden!  Beautiful colors & floral designs!  Decided to make a pretty sympathy card.

Createwithcheryl English GardenThe paper is the star of this card!  I haven’t done any sewing on my cards for awhile, but was inspired by Jaydee’s card.

IMG_9244I’ll be having my Open House this Sunday from 1pm – 3pm!!  You won’t want to miss it!!  Selling lots of retired stamp sets and papers for bargain prices!!  Stop by and make a card, enjoy some food, and browse through the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.

1194 West Kuiaha Road in Haiku Maui

Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 1pm – 3pm

Bring someone who hasn’t stamped with me and you’ll both receive a gift.

Hope to see you there!

Createwithcheryl English Garden



When I Need a Friend… FMS190

I love the sketch this week from Freshly Made Sketches and I’m really happy with the card I came up with!

IMG_9131Aren’t those colors just lovely?!  I usually just use DSP to help me choose my colors.  This DSP is English Garden.


  • Stamp Sets:  Choose Happiness, Sheltering Tree
  • Paper:  English Garden DSP, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Embellishments:  Flower Medallion Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Ovals Framelits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Pearls, Candy Dots Brad Bases

I’ve finally been able to reduce my hours at work!!  That means CARD CLASSES ARE BACK!!  We’ll be making this card (& several more) at my June class.

Tuesday June 30  AT 3pm at my house in Haiku.  RSVP!!

Details to follow…




Sheltering Tree Sympathy

Createwithcheryl.me Sheltering SympathyNeeded to make a quick card today & knew just where to turn:  Sheltering Tree Stamp Set!  It’s so simple to create a beautiful card with these images!  The colors are Early Expresso, Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, & Pool Party.

IMG_9036The sentiments are from Bloom with Hope, a hostess set soon to retire.  This is one of those sets I’m hanging on to!  And the framelits are called Deco Labels.

Thanks for joining me today!



Creative Escape Weekend!

It’s been 2 weeks since I returned from a wonderful weekend spent with some dear stampin’ friends on Oahu.  What a fun, relaxing time I had with all of you!  I’ll share some pictures…

IMG_8694Walking to Red Lobster first nightIMG_8703Prize patrol for “do-gooders”… anyone caught doing dishes, etc.

IMG_8697One of Yvette’s swaps!

IMG_8712Marylou received this adorable little gift bag with a mini album inside from her “secret sistah”…me!


Jayne’s gift was a bunch of never-ending boxes inside each other…so cute (from Yvette).  Jayne’s my nursing GF from Oahu.

IMG_8695Gift from Robbie!

IMG_8732Ramona’s gift from Jayne.  The leaves were paper, too and looked so real!


Spent Friday swapping, stamping & eating!  Perfect day!!IMG_8799

On Saturday we headed to the Marriott to attend an event called Birthdays & Blessings that was a fundraiser for ACS Hope Lodge.  It was like a mini convention, with the excitement, swapping, and speakers, and Make ‘n Takes!

IMG_8838IMG_8899Weekend bags!


IMG_8826Meeting Dawn Griffin!

IMG_8920Thanks for a fabulous girlfriend weekend!