Welcome to chercicidesigns. Since I am new at blogging, please be patient with me for a while. I am good at designing, but a bit technologically challenged. I would love to share some of my ideas with you. It is the technology which might occasionally get in the way!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Felt Barrette Gifts

I can't believe it has been so long since I wrote anything on my blog.  My life took a very different turn since the last post.  In June I lost one of my best friends, I retired from teaching preschool, and in August I lost my mom.  Since retiring, I have begun babysitting our year old granddaughter, full time, and she is terrific!  But I don't have as much time as I'd like to craft.  I try to work on projects while K is napping.  Thank heavens she still takes AM AND PM naps!

Here are the latest cards I have worked on.  I also have enjoyed making felt covered barrettes using Papertrey ink dies.  Some will be Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Here is a card I made for Challenge #10 -"Use Buttons" over on Paper Playtime.  I used Cricut Cart. Teddy Bear Parade, sentiment from Hero Arts, and papers from my stash.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Here is this year's Mother's Day card which I will send to my mom and mother-in-law.  It has been entered in the CardzTV challenge #29.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

This is one of several birthday cards needed for the weekend.  I used PTI stamp set: Happy Hexagons and Perls of Wisdom, Stampin UP papers and button, and Adirondak inks.  Until today I hadn't used any of PTI's felt but I LOVE it.  It cut with a Nestabilities die on my Cuttlebug like it was butter!
Inside it finishes the sentiment Wishing  . . . you a wonderful birthday stitched up with love.

Wedding cards created for two occasions that are coming up.

For these cards, I used Stampin Up! whisper white card base, glitter paper, Dazzle stickers, Spellbinders pearl embellishments, and stamps which I had on hand.

Here is the inside of each card.  I love the sentiment, but can't remember where I got the stamp.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Parertrey ink card and Word Art Wednesday challenges

The card challenge this week from Papertrey ink is a collage card.  Here is my recipe for the card:
Paper: PTI  and Stampin Up!
Stamps: PTI sets: Hands of Time, Background basics -Newsprint
Key stamp: Judi-Kins
Swirl stamp from Stampin Up!
Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black, PTI Aqua Mist & Spring Moss
Buttons i had on hand
Here are of two of several different

 thank you notes I made for terrific people who sent flowers and meals after my surgery.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Here is a thank you card I made for a Cardz TV and tpe challenge.  One of my favorite quotes which says:
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. (aesop).

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My camera's not the greatest so I apologize for the darkness in this one.  I learned how to make paper mini quilt squares at my favorite scrapbooking store, Farmhouse Memories in Lancaster.  The possibilities are endless . . . . .

This year's Easter card inspired by Papertrey Ink

I've been MIA for a while.  I was soooo extremely busy right before surgery on March 19, trying to plan 4-6 weeks lessons and prepare projects for school while I recuperate from a hysterectomy.  Now I am back and have lots of time to create cards and try to figure out how to effectively blog while I recover.  The technology still is stumping me.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Here is an inspiration project for Papertrey Ink.  I created Bingo game cards (4 cards per set for my preschoolers) as Valentine's Day gifts.  I used mostly Papertrey set Valentine Treats to stamp onto each block of the blank bingo cards which I made on my computer.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Another family birthday card.

Family birthdays in January and February.

Christmas season is over - time to make some cards! Here are some cards I made during Dec. - January.