Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cheery Cherries...

*Blogger Note: Have you just had one of those days when you realize your crafty time is a train wreak?? Today was that day for me! I made a card to enter in The Shabby Tea Room Challenge and when I went to link up this morning I noticed that not only did it call for the red, white, twine, & cherry pie theme, but it called for aqua too!! did I not see that in the requirements before?? This little post had already published, I even had a comment or two. Nothing to do but scramble and do a little "nip & tuck" work to my little card! And of course it's stormy out this morning so after rushing and acting like a mad woman to re-do this card, I had to take pictures in a less than mediocre light...uggg! I think I'll leave the before picture up...just something to laugh about.

I'm also going to take Jo's (from Jo's Scrap Shack) advise and enter this in the Jo's Funday Friday challenge!

Hi all! Today is yet another challenge submission...I'm full of them this week, ;) there will be one tomorrow too!
This is the first time I've enter here at The Shabby Tea Room. I happen to puffy heart LUV shabby chic, but have a hard time pulling it off. I wasn't going to start entering challenges on this blog but was slightly sternly ;) told that it didn't matter if I "did shabby or not". So, lol, here it is, my first entry into their challenges! 
This weeks inspiration photo...
They've aptly named this little challenge, "cherry pie"...LOVE it! I'd love to have an old country kitchen just like this one...sigh.

This is also my first time entering the Funday Friday challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack:
This week's Challenge:
"Anything Goes"
Create a card, layout or project of your choice!
Starts: Friday, July 5th 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, July 12th 6:00PM
(central time)

Here's my original card before I had to take it to the "emergency room" for a serious nip & tuck procedure...

Now that I'm looking at it, it seems kinda blah...just too much red and white. I'm glad it HAD to have the little overhaul!
Here's what I'm submitting to the two challenges:
What a tremendous difference, right?!?! Now I'm really liking this little card!!! Sometimes a mistake can be a good thing!

I was giddy over finally getting to use my new stamp set from Hot Of The Press. It's a fairly large canning jar and comes with a TON of accessories! I love the little "material" lid covering and several different label options that let you build a perfect label for your creation...too darling!

I started out making my patterned paper stamping the large dot swirls in a light pink then filling it all in using the mini cherries and the double leaf from the elegant florals stamp set. I stamped out my jar, label and "material" then did a bunch of fussy cutting. I layered all of that over a die cut doily and a piece of edge punched lime cardstock from DeNami.

 Now the best part...did you notice the little cherries under the yummy bow? I made them!!! A dear sweet friend and I were talking about her making some fun clay doo-dads for her cards. She was using a little set of  molds from Martha S., and was telling me how adorable it was! I got to wondering if I could use the paper clay I had left over from my candle wrap tutorial in a mold like that so I pulled out a button mold from Mold Muse (on Etsy) and tried it worked perfectly so I went out and got the cute little mold set my friend had. I liked using the paper clay because it lets me create things in a wide range of colors. After it was all dry I simply colored it in using my Copics and TomBow markers. I'm so happy with my little cherries...they make me smile ;)


Have you had a chance to read all about our birthday celebration here on at the Addict blog?? I'm giving away a yummy DeNami gift certificate to a random winner. All you have to do to enter is follow one little rule...make a birthday themed card of your choice! No DeNami products have to be used & no special color palettes. Link up to the birthday celebration and at the end of the month I'll be drawing a random name for the prize package!
That's it for me today, hope you like my little card and I will see you back here tomorrow with another challenge entry...this time for Paper Sweeties! If you'd like more info on my mold or the paper clay, just drop me an e-mail!


  1. Very sweet card! Absolutely darling! Love those cherries you made too!! You should enter this into our Anything Goes challenge this week at Jo's Funday Friday!

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  2. Oh ... my ... gosh ... CUTE!!! Absolutely precious -- all those sweet cherries just make me smile! I adore the polka dotted ribbon and your clay cherries came out FAB! Thanks for sharing your sweet creation with us, Miss Tina, in the Tea Room this week :)

  3. Your card is just adorable! The paper is perfect and the twine around the top of the jar is a terrific idea! Thanks for joining us at The Tea Room this week!

  4. Glad to see you stopped by to play along with us this week at Jo's FFC!

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  5. Oh I love these cards!! Your jars are so sweet! Love the hanging cherries and loved the inspiration photo! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

  6. Love it! Glad to know I'm not the only one who sends cards in for a "nip and tuck" LOL!

  7. A perfect take on the challenge, Tina! Love all the sweet cherries and touch of blue! And, great touch with the polka dotted ribbon and twine for your beautiful card!

  8. This card is so yummy! Love all those cherries. While we were moving the office this week, I was taking down my pretty board you gave me (don't worry, it's all intact with the cards and will be moving with me!) and was once again reminded that you ROCK cherries so well.