Search This Blog

Friday, November 21, 2008

Time to Cozy Up

Well, it's getting to be that time of year where there is a need to bundle up. It's even been quite chilly here in Texas but I hear it gets very cold in Chicago which is where a good friend of mine is moving too very soon. I wanted her to have a little going away gift, something to fit her personality and would be useful. So off on an Etsy adventure I went and these are what I found:
A gorgeous neck warmer and a wonderfully fun coffee cozy from Matic Studio. My friend loved them both, how could someone not, the yarm was so soft and , yes COZY! The beautiful rhinestone accent on the neck warmer gives it that little extra pizazz! My friend will look quite stylish when she gets to Chicago! And if you are the itsyist bit envious, go see all the other gorgeous selections to choose from at . Leah, the shop owner, does exceptional work and is a joy to do business with, she is very helpful and super quick too. (I've ordered from her before, more gifts that were enthusiastically received by some more friends of mine.) Tell her Cherry sent you!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pamper Yourself with Pumpkin

I had the pleasure recently of doing business with Donna of CBEssentials , one of my fellow Etsians. She sent me the most wonderful sampling of her products and I just had to share. My favorite (so far) is the Pumpkin Patch Glow Body Scrub . It smells absolutely yummy and left my skin feeling polished and satiny. What a great way to prepare your self for the busy holiday season. Oh, and her body creams are fabulous too!

I hope you will check out her Etsy store and tell her Cherry sent you!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cherry's Update

Wow, 55 Items sold in my Etsy shop. A big thanks to all my awesome customers! Remember to pop on over to Funky Finds to participate in their big giveaway. My contribution this month is a gift certificate for one of the Bread of Life Crosses.

Just about a week left of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please check out my THINK PINK items. Mention "blog" in the "message to Seller" Portion of checkout and receive a buy one get one half off discount on the lower priced item. Remember, I will be donating 50% of the sales of these items to Breast Cancer Awareness related charities.

If you live in the DFW area you will find me at these upcoming craft shows:

Trinity High School, Euless, Tx - Saturday November 1st, 10am to 4pm
Denton High School, Denton Tx, - Saturday December 6th, 10am to 4pm
Sanger High School, Sanger, TX - Saturday December 13th, 10am to 4 pm

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Summer time

OH my, didn't realize the summer had gotten away from me. I have been busy busy with the kiddos and trying to squeeze some work time in too. I've been working on Jesus Holds the Key to My Heart necklaces and Crosses, some new wire rings, and then there are all these new ideas rolloing around in my head too. Take a peek:

Thursday, June 12, 2008


"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..." James 1:27. In essence to take care of those who are weak and vulnerable. In today's world, I think we can apply this to helping with worthy causes as well. If we can do anything to help prevent women and children from becoming widows and orphans, I beleive this honors God.

Two of my friends,Tina & Priscilla, at my church have committed to participating in the 3 Day Walk in November and are raising funds for the Susan G. Komenfor the Cure Foundation. Here are some excerpts from a recent letter from Tina:

"I have taken on an incredible challenge. On November 7-9 I'll be walking 60 miles over the course of three days, camping out at night with thousands of other women and men taking this journey with me. It's for an event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day, which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Every advancement in breast cancer research, treatment, education and prevention in the last 25 years has been touched by a Komen for the Cure grant. They are working hard to build a future without breast cancer, and I plan on raising $2500 to help bring us closer to that goal.

About 8 yrs ago God took a great friend of mine home to be with him. Little did I know He would be giving me a great friend in return. I walk this year in memory of my friend Christy Autry and in Honor of my blessing He gave me Tami Deaton. Tami and I met through our kids. We both have boys going into 6th grade and girls going into 3rd grade. We cheer at sporting events together and cry on each others shoulder when needed, but most of all we pray for and with each other. So this year I have made a commitment to them. Help me honor Christi and support Tami. Tami and I will be walking together the weekend (Nov 7-9) before her 40th birthday. 2 Friends + 60 Miles = Hope for a Cure.
Without a cure, one in eight women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer. That's why I'm walking in the 3-Day. Because everyone deserves a lifetime."

I told the ladies I would do what I could to help out. I don't always have alot to give in the way of finances but God has given me the ability to take a few beads and supplies and a little time and turn it into something more. So I will be supporting Tina and Priscilla through my THINK PINK items at my Etsy shop. 50% of the sales of any of my THINK PINK items will be donated to them and their fund raising efforts. Most of the items are $10 or under so it is an easy way for everyone to participate.

You can also donate directly to Tina's personal fundraising page by clicking here. For more information about the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, visit or call 800.996.3DAY.

Please take a few minutes to show your support for the cause by passing this along to a friend or two.

Thanks a Bunch & God Bless!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Jesus Holds The Key To My Heart

I have been incredibly blessed to become good friends with Tamara of TPDesign. When I saw her Key Crosses (left), I was enthralled with them and came up with my own interpretation in my jewelry. Based on her artistic interpretation and the Bible verse
Mark 12:30, Jesus said" shall love the Lord your God with all your heart...", above and below are some examles of what I have come up with:

I love the idea of taking something old and re-purposing it to make something new. And I love having friends who inspire me! I hope that everyone has one.

If you are in the area, check out Tamara's work on Saturday, June 14, from 10-8, a the Historic Mansfield Arts Festival. I wish I could be there that weekend, it sounds like fun and I am sure their will be lots of great artists. I believe there is a list of artist from the Etsy Dallas Street Team that will be present that day. I hope you will have a chance to check out these creative wonders. Tell them Cherry sent you ;0)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mother's Day

Well, Mother's Day is almost upon us. It is hard to believe how quickly time goes by. For the first time in 11 years, there are no more diapers or pull ups to change. My yougest is getting big so fast, she is not a baby anymore. And while I am happy to be celebrating my first Mother's Day in which I don't have to worry about diaper duty, it's a little sad too. So many "firsts" are behind us and although I know there are so many more to come, there's just something about the discoveries children make as babies and toddlers, the innocence and awe and wonder. I hope some how I will be able to preserve a part of that. I pray that each day I will find a way to approach life with the wonder and awe and innocence it deserves and by doing so inspire my children to do the same.

May your Mother's Day hold abundant blessings for you, your mother and your children!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

What Happened to March?

Oh my! Where did the month go? Was it the usnusual amout of snow, the craft show, spring break or the trip to visit family that made it disappear so quickly??? I'm not sure what happened but hear we are in April, which is Autism Awareness Month.

One of the groups I belong to, Etsy for Autism, is having a little contest to help promote autism awareness and support autism related charities. Please help out by checking out the link below. Once there take a closer look at some of the great items availible by awesome Etsy artists.

There will be another Treasury posted as soon as possible with even more great entries so please check back.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

TURQUOISE, isn't it pretty?

So here is one brand new piece. I just love this green turquoise, all the variations and textures in the stones make it so interesting. This piece is listed at .

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Getting Started

Whew! The past year has been crazy. We moved about an hour and a half from where I started my business and I'm just now getting it back on track. I've met some great people in and around our new hometown and my kiddos are finally settling in as well.

I'm so excited about recently becoming a memeber of Etsy Dallas and having my own Etsy Web Store for my goodies. Please check it out at .

If you are in the Dallas area on Saturday February 9th, come say hi. You will find me at the Etsy Dallas Trunk Show. See the info below for details.

On a more personal note, my family and I are excited about the Nascar season getting started back in the next couple of weeks. We all have our fave's and it's just a lot of fun for us to watch the races together. I have a couple fave's, one is Carl Edwards and the other is Jamie McMurray. Jamie does quite a bit to help support Autism Awareness and since this is an issue that touches our family directly, I gotta root for the guy and the cause. However, this is an older pic of a car that Hermie Sadler drove several years ago.

Well, although I am very creative, computers are still a bit of a mystery to me, so please bear with me in this endeavor. And to all my dear Etsy Dallas fellow members, when I figure out the link thing, I'll get you added. In the meantime check out Etsy Dallas Street Team and all the fabulous artists at