Masculine Graduation Card for Kylie’s International Blog Hop

I love a good challenge, and Kylie has one for us at the Kylie’s International Blog Highlight May 2017, where the theme is “Masculine” card.  I needed a  graduation card & really like the message this card sends!

Here’s what I came up with:

I love the colors of this card!  Soft Suede & Soft Sky, with a bit of Sahara Sand.  And the textures!


These sets are retiring and I’ll miss them!!  It’s always hard when Stampin’ Up! comes up with their RETIRING LIST!!  But I have to admit, I love the new catalog that will be available in June!


Hurry & shop if you want any retiring items!!  Once they’re gone, that’s it!  You’ll find some great sales, too!  Hostess code this month is ZUQUTYX7.

Card Details

  • Stamps:  The Open Sea, Wherever You Go, Places You’ll Go
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Versamark (with White Embossing Powder)
  • Paper: Soft Suede (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4- then I cut off 1″ of the front), Soft Sky (5 1/4 X 3), Very Vanilla inside (5 1/4 X 3), By the Shore DSP (5 1/4 X 1)
  • Accessories:  Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Build It Framelits Dies, White Embossing Powder & Heat Tool

Thanks for spending time with me on my blog!  I’m entering this card into Kylie’s International Blog Hop, so please VOTE FOR ME HERE!

Hope you find a little adventure awaiting you today!

Home Decor Project- Seascape Framed Art

I’m very excited to announce an upcoming class where we’ll be making a Seascape Framed Art piece!  I love the art I’ve placed around my home using stamping mixed with photos, but haven’t found the time to do anything more for awhile.  Then I saw this gorgeous framed art from and I’ve squeezed it into my schedule!  Hope you can squeeze the time in to come to class!!


I’ll have 2 classes to choose from:

  •  Saturday, February 18 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, February 20 (President’s Day) at 10 am

Cost is $20 or FREE with your $40 order placed that day and includes everything except the frame.  I’ll have a couple of frames available for purchase for $15.

Class size is limited so RSVP soon to reserve your spot!

I’ll have a couple of different color combos to choose from.  Bring your own tiny(1″) seashell if you have a special one!  I brought this shell back from my daughter’s wedding last October that was in Charleston, SC.  I’m sure Jenny & her husband will love having this memento of their special day!


Happiest of Birthdays!

I’m still playing with my fun fold idea (see here for the card instructions).

Happiest of Birthdays

Love this DSP!!  It’s called Birthday Bouquet & you’ll find it in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.


Stamp Sets are Birthday Blooms & Enjoy the Little Things.

Here are a couple of Retirement Cards I was asked to make, just to give you some ideas…



Stamp Sets:  An Open Heart & Wild About Flowers


Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea & Wild About Flowers

If you’d ever like to order my cards, click on SHOP on the top of my blog!  You can also request custom cards like my friend did with these Retirement Cards.  She needed some for men & some for women and wanted them long to fit an office sized envelope.

Thanks for stopping by!

September Card Class

My card classes for September are coming up!  We’ll make 4 cards with envelopes to match for just $10 (or FREE with your $20 order that day).

Here’s what we’ll be making:

Create With Cheryl Golden Leaf

This elegant card uses the Leaflit Framelits.  Simple card & so pretty!

Best Thoughts

Best Thoughts is a Hostess Set.  We’ll do a little watercoloring with aquapainters.  Cased this card from Elaine Schader.  Thanks, Elaine!

The Open Sea

I’m always running short on “Man Cards” and this one using The Open Sea is my favorite masculine stamp set!  Thanks to Stampin’ Georgia for the great idea!

Doggie Punch Art

When I saw this adorable card made by Susan Campfield, I had to give it a try.  It’s actually very quick to put together using the Hearts Framelits.


Swiffer in the lilikoi

Had to show off my puppy, Swiffer!

SEPTEMBER CARD CLASS (2 dates to choose from):

  • Saturday, Sept. 26 at 2pm or
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 3:30pm

1194 W. Kuiaha Rd., Haiku, Maui, HI

RSVP to hold your spot in class!  Space is limited.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sailing into the sunset…

Today I’m posting a special card for a doctor that’s retiring.


This set has it all for a man who loves to travel or loves the ocean.

Open Sea

Order The Open Sea.

  • IMG_6215Stamp Set:  The Open Sea
  • Colors:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo (2 1/2 X 4 1/4), Pear Pizzazz (3/4 X 4 1/4)
  • Accessories:  2″ Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Textured Embossing Folder (retired)
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I used the “Baby Wipe” Technique to create this effect on the globe.

Here’s the special lei I made for him!


And, no, it wasn’t tacky!!  Well, maybe just a little… but it was perfect for him because he’s a retiring urologist!!  It was definitely a conversation piece at the party!

The Open Sea

It’s always a challenge to make “manly cards”.  Last night I opened my new package of Moonlight DSP Stack (in the new catalog available June 2) and LOVED IT!!  There are so many possibilities…the colors are beautiful and the patterns are modern and vintage-mixed.  Here’s the first card I came up with:


The only DSP you can see is the stripe on the right side.  Lost Lagoon (new In Color) is my new favorite color!!  The ship from The Open Sea is embossed in white.  This would make a nice birthday or Father’s Day card.


  • Stamps: The Open Sea
  • Colors:  Crumb Cake (5 1/2 X 7 1/2), Lost Lagoon (3 X 5 1/4), Sahara Sand
  • Accessories: Moonlight DSP Stack (3/4 X 5 1/4), Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Natural Trim, Natural Composition Specialty DSP (retiring)


Love how the DSP is raised & shiny!  CLICK HERE to order some, before it’s gone!

I still have 2 spots open if you’d like to come to class tomorrow!  Here’s info on the class, if you’re interested.

Thanks for looking!  Cheryl


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!!