Chear & Dear

Monday, June 29, 2015

4th of July & Eagles

The 4th of July is coming right up! 
Take a look at these cards that I made last week. The layout was done by Pat Goforth. She made a card similar to this and I copied her layout but used different papers.

The two fabrics I used, look like this: 

This little owl was made with an Elizabeth Craft die.
And the hat & flag he is holding, came out of this kit: 

This eagle fabric is new and can be used lots of different ways! 

Here are some cards I made with the fabric. 

Just a reminder that we will be closed this week on Saturday, July 4th. 
Enjoy your holiday weekend! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The story of the tissue box...

 A lot of people ask us, "where do you get all your ideas?" Here is just one example: 

A few weeks ago, while Rachel was shopping, she grabbed a box of tissues and never thought about the tissues again until one day she glanced at the tissue box and gasped, because all of a sudden in her mind it clicked that the design on the tissue box could be a scrapbook page layout!

 Or it could be a card layout!

So we are giving the credit for the idea of these cards to the tissue box! 

 The fabric used was these two prints:

The stitching around the flowers was done with this circle Fiskars piercing stencil. 
We also have other shapes available in the piercing stencil. 

 And we also have a small bag made with the fabric:

*Note: We are offering a Stitching on Paper class on Saturday, July 18th and will be doing stitching similar to this. The cost is $20.00. Call to sign up. 

This just goes to show that there are ideas & creativity all around us in everyday life that we often miss because we aren't taking the time to look!!! Instead of rushing through life, trying to accomplish all these "things", take time to enjoy the beauty all around you. 
Thanks for listening to the "tissue box story". 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Beach & Horses

  It's summer now and I'm sure there are a lot of beach fans out there! 
Here are some cards Karina made over the weekend with a beach theme.

She also decorated the front of a tablet:

And made some favors:

She used these two fabrics to make the cards & favors pictured above. 

 And here are some cards for those horse lovers in your life! 
These were also made by Karina.
The gate on this card actually opens up: 

The hinges on the above cards (to make the cards open up) were done with this hinge die by Elizabeth Craft. 

 The fabric she used looks like this:

Enjoy your week!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

July 4th Hours

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th but we will be open normal store hours the rest of the week.  

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Beach & Sunflowers

 Good Morning, 
With the hot weather we've been having, some of you may have been thinking about the beach! 

Take a look at this adorable beach fabric.

These cards were made by Rachel using the above fabrics. 


And she used this stamp set by Taylored Expressions. 

Here is also a sunflower card that Rachel made over the weekend. 

That card was made using this fabric. 

Have a great week!