Monday, December 28, 2009

Candy to be had

Check out for some cool after Christmas sweets. I tried to copy the link but my computer appears to be possessed at the moment. Enjoy, ms.cheryl

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I just ot home from church. We presented our Christmas musical Saturday and Sunday night and had a blast. The kids in the audience were given bells to ring during our second song which was Santa's que to come in and stroll through the aisles. The kids loved it. When we sang the reindeer names the men in the choir put on antlers which caused some giggles. And a fun time was had by all.
Wednesday is our choir Christmas party. We always have a white elephant gift exchange. Last year I came home with a sad moss covered wreath with paper blue flowers. I'll take a picture for you. My plan is to redo it and regift it this year. So far I have white and silver ribbons and silver painted pine cones. I have some brown jingle bells just screaming for a coat of silver paint. Tomorrow is my Art day so hopefully I will get it done.
Speaking of Art day, I need to do 2 other gifts too. I have a heart shaped box from House of Three that I plan to paint and face with metal and I need to whip something up for my daughter. Still thinking on it. Are you making gifts this year? I'd love to hear what your handmade gift plans are.
Have a Merry week, ms.cheryl

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Donkey Smiles

You have to see to of the blogs that I never miss a post is Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles. You can check it out here
she and her husband are building her a scrap space as an addition to thier home and she has been going through her inventory. She is piling all her excess goodies aside and is offering it as a giveway. Be sure you read her instructions to get your name in the pot.
Now surely you wonder about the name of this post. Michelle and her husband raise donkeys and you can read all about them on her blog. Every Saturday she posts pics and gives a little update. You really must check out the babies.
I have a birthday coming up so I would consider it a spectacular gift to win this. Thanks for stopping by. Check out Michelle's blog. ms.cheryl

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dreamkuts anyone???

You know I'm a sucker for a good giveaway. I just said earlier this week I wanted Dreamkuts machine so here's my chance. Yours too, check it out...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Have you heard the phrase GOING GREEN ? If not you have had your head in the sand, LOL. I subscribe to a blog that is posting a GREEN project everyday. She has a lot of packaging from household items she is going to redo. Check her out here:

I repurposed a toilet paper tube for a gift card holder last Christmas, actually two. One for each of my kids. They LOVED it. You can see a few pictures here:
Check it out and start looking at "trash" with a new eye... ms.cheryl

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Little Bird Designs CHA Candy

You have got to check out this delight...
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You will not be dissappointed. ms.cheryl

Friday, August 7, 2009

Something about Simon

Simon says"WANT TO WIN $100 in new product from CHA!? Enter the "Something About Simon Giveaway!". *Become a follower of this blog and our challenge blog*Write "Something about Simon" on your blog (details are at the end of this post) - if you don't have a blog - facebook or commenting here will work too! If you post on your BLOG, you get TWO ENTRIES into the drawing!*Comment here to let us know you are participating.SO EASY! We will draw an awesome random winner on Friday August 14!"

Ta Da and you are entered. ms.cheryl

La La Land

Check out the Grand Opening blog candy at this brand new company:
Get your name in the pot and bookmark this site so you can attend the Grand Opening next week. I'll be there for sure. ms.cheryl

Sunday, August 2, 2009


If you thought Basic Grey had gone underground you were in good company. They are back with challenges and more. You can find them here:
And they are starting out fresh with a brand new giveaway.
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So be sure to get in on the new giveaway and tomorrow they start the challenges. See you there, Ms.Cheryl


I never thought I'd be this tired returning to work after being off 6 months. I have been SERIOUSLY tired. I hope I'm about to get back in the swing of it. My sllep cycle was topsy turvey too. I got some sleep meds to help with that so I expect to be back on track soon. I read alot of blogs and this week I was so behind there were over 400 posts to read and wouldn't you know I had won a drawing at BoBunny that was about to be redrawn for since I hadn't claimes it. I emailed FAST to send my address to them. It's a set of books to read, I can;t wait.
Speaking of giveaways, I am entering one today for a set of punches. You can enter too at:
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Go check it out.
Did I mention being tired? Gonna take a nap. GOD BLESS and GOD REST, Ms.Cheryl

Saturday, July 18, 2009

LaLa Land

There is a new stamp company launching in August. Of course there is a giveaway too. and video hosting by TinyPic
This is thier sneak peek. I want in, how about you? ms.cheryl

Check this out...

Sammye Jo has an awesome giveaway going on at in her Saturday Spotlight post. this is the link to the etsy shop she is spotlighting today. Check it out and leave your comment on Sammye Jo's post for your chance. My fave is Pink Bird #1 and #2.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Button Button Who's got the Button?

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Recently I mentioned I was on a quest for buttons. I'm a lazy quester so I have quested from the comfort of my sofa. The above picture is my win from ebay today. 14 jars of white, pink and tan buttons. Some with and some without shanks. 14 jars...$15.57. Thats $1.11 per jar. I'm thinking thats not a bad deal.

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This picture is of 4 of the cutest kitten buttons that I bought last night on etsy. The link to the shop is: . This shop has some cutiepatootie goodies. You must check her out. Be sure and tell her how you found her. I just got an email from
howbeadyful at the etsy shop I linked above and she has agreed to give my blog readers a 10% discount on purchases from her shop. Be sure and convo her first, tell her you found her from my blog and she will create a custom choice for you with the discount. If you don't convo first she can't do the discount. She has agreed to this arrangement because she likes knowing her buttons are going to good homes. Send me a comment to tell me what you picked out.

I am still looking for more buttons. I've got my eye on some pretty little cameo buttons and some pink plastic buttons with cat faces. I have 2 sets of silver buttons on my button radar too. I talked about a banner I made in a class at Great American Scrapbook Convention in a post on Sammye Jo's blog at: . It was pretty and I really liked it but all the buttons were gold and I'm a silver kinda girl, hence the button quest. When I get all my buttons I am going to redo my banner and I'll post pics.
Now this is my first official post on my own official blog : . Please feel free to bookmark it, add to favorites or add it to your blog roll. I have had a pretend blog at my craftivity for almost 2 years but it's not the same as a real blog. I hope to keep you informed of my art escapades here, share tips and information regarding educational opportunities in the world of paper crafts. The only problem is me learning to use this new format. I am computer challenged. My daughter told me I had no bussiness being behind a mouse. Hopefully it won't take me long. My first challenge has been uploading pictures other than the ones I take myself. My son came over and gave me a tutorial using TinyPic. That is how I'm loading the pictures of the buttons. Now, from where I'm sitting all I see is letters, nunbers and symbols. I hope once I click on publish there will actually be a picture appear...We shall see.

Scrap that,

Friday, July 3, 2009

Guess who's got a new look

Guess who's got a new look

And I must say I LOVE it!!!!

This weekend Tattered Angels, the makers of the incredible Glimmer Mist (love love love) is running a competition to celebrate their new look!
Its easy peasy. All you have to do is post a picture of their new bottles and the phrase, Glimmer Mist is the same great product with a Fabulous NEW Look! Email your link to and your name will be placed into the draw for a six packed of the brand new, never released WINTER 2009 colours. These are not even on the market yet so you could be the first in the world to have these little babies!!!!
Hop to will only take a second and you could be glimmering all over the place!