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Better Homes and Gardens Editor’s Choice Washi Tape Design

How exciting it was to see one of my custom designed washi tape design packs selected as "Editor's Choice" on Better Home's and Gardens website shop along side of many of the other designs I've created! How do you like to use washi tape? I use it in my day...
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Valentine's Day Art for Licensing on Fabric by Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish

Top Design: Valentine Pattern Design Challenge with Robert Kaufman

It is an honor to share with you that my "Heart-Full" watercolor pattern design was selected by Robert Kaufman to be in the Top 6 Designs for the Art Licensing Show Valentine's Day Art Challenge! This print was inspired by some of my favorite winged insects and birds as they carry a...
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Pottery Barn – Premiere Pop-Up Art Shop Event

I am excited to announce my very first "pop-up shop" for Something to Cherish®, hosted by Pottery Barn! Over the past couple of years, I have been exploring some diverse painting styles and approaches to art making. I am thrilled to be invited share this new artwork with you at this...
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Summer Art Classes for Teens and Art Biz Classes for Adults

This summer, Benjamin Hummel and Cherish Flieder will be teaching several workshops for adults and teens through the city of Westminster, Colorado. See what is going on. Register online throughWestminster Parks and Rec or call 303-658-2900. Social Media Marketing Tuesday, June 14 6:30-8:30 pm Find out how you can use the...
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Around the World with 80 Artists

Around the World with 80 Artists: A Creative Art Academy Arts and Crafts Adventure   This is an incredible collection of craft ideas from around the globe. I am honored to be a contributor and applaud Mahe Zehra Husain for her vision to unify creators around the world with a...
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Celebrating Art & Licensing

So, the last year has been a little quiet here at SomethingToCherish.com because I have been devoting my main attention to create something very special for the art licensing community. I am happy to announce that we are now celebrating our first anniversary on the new site I created called...
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Art Licensing Elegant Beauty Watercolor Collection Preview by artist Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish

Art Licensing Spotlight Artist

This month I am a featured spotlight artist on Annie Troe's art licensing show blog! Some fun things I share with Annie: Art school or self taught What mediums I work in Where I get some of my inspiration from What I am working on now (Hint: Some exciting product design, art retreat, and...
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5 Ways to Create a Home That Shows off Your Fashion Sense

5 Ways to Create a Home That Shows off Your Fashion Sense

Guest post by Bryn Huntpalmer Home is where the heart is, which is why decorating should be a personal experience that helps you tell your story and show off your fashion sense. This helps ensure that every moment you spend at home feels cozy, safe, and familiar, and it helps to...
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92 Pages of Free Holiday Coloring!

Enjoy the Simple Things: A Holiday Coloring Book for Kids 1 to 92 is a holiday celebration coloring book designed by 70 artists who are members of ArtLicensingShow.com. Each page is unique and designed to bring the most amount of holiday cheer. Together we want to embrace the spirit of reduced stress...
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Mysterious Marsala

Summer's cooling down and Pantone's color for 2015 is heating up. Many designers seemed to be at a loss on how to incorporate the 2015 color of the year announced by Pantone. While this color may not be much to work with for our spring and summer color palettes, it is...
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Get up and keep going…

Though the journey may be difficult, keep thinking about all those who probably gave up at this point or would give up at this difficult turn in the road. Remember that you are in this for the long-haul and do what it takes to muster the courage to keep going....
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Award winning Christmas Children's Book about a Purple Santa Suit!

Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas

"One Christmas Eve it was a cold stormy night; and nothing at the north pole was going quite right..." Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas is a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book telling a whimsical tale of Santa's journey through a Christmas Eve that doesn't go as he...
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“Irreplaceable” Quote Coco Chanel

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
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Social Media Sharable: Holiday Hoopla Chalk Art Campaign Illustrated and Designed by Cherish Flieder

Chalkboard Art & Holiday Hoopla

It wasn't long ago that chalkboard lettering and chalkboard art (especially on the classic blackboard) became a major trend. I'm sure you have noticed, it's everywhere, especially at art supply stores, home decor studios, and gift shops. Plus, Pinterest is out of control with numerous, wonderful chalk board inspirational sayings....
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"This film is a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village."Book of Life Movie Concept Illustration, Art Director Paul Sullivan © 2014 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Book of Life Movie: Paul Sullivan, Art Director Presentation

Paul Sullivan, Art Director for the animated film "Book of Life" and fellow RMCAD Illustration Grad will be on campus at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design on Friday, Nov. 7! He will give a lecture/presentation in the Mary Harris Auditorium at 12:30-1:30 followed by a Q & A on...
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2014 Biennial Faculty + Staff Exhibition, Even After Everything. Philip J. Steele Gallery Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Even After Everything: Art Exhibition

2014 Biennial Faculty + Staff Exhibition, Even After Everything. Philip J. Steele Gallery  Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design October 9 - 29, 2014 The rich, creative accomplishments of our online and on-campus faculty and staff serve as a strong foundation for our college. The exhibition showcases art and...
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Zenspirations Art by Joanne Fink

“When You Lose Someone You Love” Book on Kickstarter

Joanne entrusted me with a prototype copy of this little book and I'm telling you, it seriously has some healing powers. It is a project very near and dear to her heart. Joanne Fink began making the illustrated pages while she was grieving the sudden loss of her beloved husband. Each...
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Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

It's summertime here in North America and we are still going strong with the color of the year... Radiant Orchid. It was declared last December by the Pantone color experts themselves. Personally, these shades of orchid have been my personal favorites forever, so I'm not surprised to see their dynamic versatility. With the perfect balance between...
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No-Sew Natural Burlap Drawstring Bags Craft

This blog hop is sponsored by BurlapFabric.com. They sent me these cute little natural burlap bag drawstring bags. I found these darling fabric and lace embellishments on wooden spools and thought they would look great on the little burlap drawstring bags. After testing out the best colors and positioning of the...
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Transform plain cupcakes into a reason to celebrate with these easy to make washi tape embellishments.

Decorate Plain Party Paper with Washi Tape

Turn plain paper into PARTY TIME with a little decorative washi tape. This month's DCC craft designer blog hop is all about parties! Over the last year our design studio, Cherished Solutions, llc  has been working to design fun washi tape designs. We have designed everything from the sports washi tape...
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Friendship Gratitude: My Doodle Dream

Today's doodle dream is all about FRIENDSHIP GRATITUDE inspired by fabulous illustrator and author Jenipher Lyn! No matter where you are in life, you're probably painfully aware of one thing. Life is difficult! Life is filled to the brim with challenges as well as opportunities. Being yourself and doing your thing always...
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Fresh Garden Salsa Recipe by Benjamin Hummel for Something to Cherish

Cinco de Mayo Salsa

As promised in today's earlier post called Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers, my husband Benjamin Hummel is here to share his family-famous salsa. We are going to call Benjamin's salsa "Cinco de Mayo Salsa," but honestly it is a wonderful treat all year round. Ben’s Cinco De Mayo Salsa Story and Recipe from the...
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Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers

Happy May. Specifically, Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today's our first Monday, monthy CHA Designer Blog Hop (see the banner to the right to keep hopping). The theme is "How does your garden grow?" My response...well, my seedlings got off to a late start so they are still sprouting up and...
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Cuckoo Clock by Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish - Art Licensing & Illustration

I’ve gone cuckoo for cuckoo clock art

This month I got the fun challenge to design a cuckoo clock phone case. I thought it would be fun to try out a different technique. What do you think about it? Do we need a cuckoo clock ringtone to go with it? Thanks for stopping by today. Feel free to...
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Banner of Hope: You are a blessing.

A simple message of hope created for everyone who sees this banner "You are a blessing." I sewed and painted this 8"x12" Banner of Hope on New Year's Day as a response to an invitation to the professional Designer Members of the Craft & Hobby Association and the non-profit art program...
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Decorating Christmas Cookies

Can you believe it's already December? To get in the Christmas spirit, our family thought it would be great fun to get the little cousins together to bake and decorate some Christmas cookies. Here are a few snapshots of our day together in the kitchen and enjoying our tasty results....
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Painting My Christmas Sweet Tooth

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Water Balloon Candle Making

Who knew water balloon candle making could be so much fun? I recently discovered this method for using water balloons on Pinterest. So, for my fall craft blog hop project, I decided to test this out for you. Start with regular water balloons filled with water, of course. The small...
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Nicole Tamarin Licensing Illustration

I am pleased to introduce to you my art licensing friend Nicole Tamarin. We first met in person at the 2012 Surtex, and I invited her on the blog for a brief feature of her work. Of course, she is super busy doing art and caring for her family, so...
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Hello Instagram, I’m Back!

Instagram is one of those apps that I have used off and on for over 2 years, but only really posted a couple times every December. Their unstable TOC is probably one of the reasons that I was hesitant to use it too much. Some artists are still up in...
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Facebook The Musical

Facebook the Musical!

Are you also a Facebook addict?! I just had to share this with you on behalf of my 13-year old sister who teases me with this song every time I have to get on Facebook. I am taking a few online classes this year which have groups of literally hundreds...
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Playground Art Discoveries

Let me share with you an exciting new piece that came about from a summer of art play and rediscovering places I want to take my art This artwork is all about celebrating the simple memories I have from my playground days. Slides, jump ropes, four square, hopscotch, tetherball, and...
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Encore Artist Workshops

Popular artist workshops on websites and children's books! These classes are hosted by the City of Westminster in Colorado. Last spring they filled up quickly and so they decided to offer them again this fall. If you are in the area, I'd love to have you in class. I will...
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How to Fabric Paint Fashion Handbags

This summer I taught my little sister how to fabric paint fashion handbags. She spent a vacation week with me to go to art and music camp. (She is a very talented dancer, actor, and singer.) We had a very busy and fun week, but we did find a little...
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Tie-Dye Your Summer

Did you tie-dye your summer? Technically you still have about a month left. What a great way to celebrate a new school year with some DIY apparel designed by you and the kids! Last week, I had the honor of visiting 3 Hobby Lobby stores to demonstrate how easy and...
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How to Mod Podge Pencils : Crafting Techniques Video

Take an ordinary pencil and turn it into something fun and beautiful. Be first in your class this school year by making your own custom pencils using Mod Podge. It's really easy, I'll show you how... http://www.youtube.com/embed/kQR1PKzLaKE Watch this video on YouTube If you want some cool printable papers to...
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Just Peaceful - Watercolor by Cherish Flieder, Something to Cherish

Just Peaceful – 7th Annual ArtBash!

One of my favorite art non-profits, Philip J. Steele Arts Education Foundation, will be hosting an ArtBash silent art auction this Friday to raise money for art scholarships.
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Leather Slide Bracelets

This week I made Leather Slide Bracelets as a part of a the Cousin Corp's blog hop featuring their exciting new Slide Bracelet program.
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How to Make Watercolored Paper Flowers

How to Make Watercolored Paper Flowers: Handmade Flowers Blog Hop Up-cycle your experimental watercolor paintings and make some lovely, textural watercolored paper flowers!
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Copyright Clearance

Let me introduce you today to the idea of copyright clearance and a professional colleague, Joyce L. Miller. Joyce, of Integrated Writer Services, LLC, is in the business of helping authors, publishers and other content creators stay out of hot water by applying methods for copyright clearance. She is the one...
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Saint Patrick's Day - The Love of the Irish

Saint Patrick’s Day – The Love of the Irish

As you prepare your Saint Patrick's Day celebrations, I would like to leave you with some Pinteresting inspiration from my St. Patrick's Day to Cherish board. May you enjoy the laughter, love and luck of the Irish both today and forever.
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Bella Crafts Quarterly – Trending Thoughts

Spring is just around the corner. So, how do you find inspiration for your art and craft projects in the springtime? This is exactly the question that I was asked to answer in the current issue of Bella Crafts Quarterly along with some of my favorite craft designers. Also, check out the artist...
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Watercolor Markers

Watercolor Markers

Love the look and feel of watercolor, but lack expertise? Try watercolor markers! This month's blog hop theme is "Favorite Craft Techniques." While I have many craft techniques that I enjoy, lately I have been experiencing the joy of Koi watercolor markers. They come to a lovely tip and you can...
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Brandi Fitzgerald: Artist Feature & Giveaway

Brandi Fitzgerald of Brandi Fitzgerald Fusion Arts & Photo, is one of our 7K+ members on my ArtOfLicensing.com group on LinkedIn. We recently connected on Twitter over a submission to the Art Licensing Artist's Daily. We thought it would be fun to do a Valentine's Day MEGA GIVEAWAY and artist feature. Learn about...
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DIY Tissue Paper Mosaic Hearts: Crafting Techniques Video

Making tissue paper mosaic hearts can be a fun way to show someone you care this Valentine's day. A perfect craft for children and adults, use these tissue paper mosaic hearts to decorate cards, lunch boxes, placemats and more this holiday.
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Artist Workshops: Marketing, Website & Children’s Books

This spring, I am thrilled to be teaching three new artist workshops on marketing, websites and children's books! These classes are hosted by the City of Westminster in Colorado. If you are in the area, I'd love to have you in class. I will be sharing information that could easily...
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DIY Tissue Paper Art Canvas: Crafting Techniques Video

In this video, I teach you how easy it is to cover make a pretty tissue paper art canvas using Mod Podge to make instant wall art. You can also use this technique for the base layer of a canvas collage or a painting of your own. More videos in this series...
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Cre8time Video – The Movement

Happiness is not something that you postpone for the future; It is something you design for the present ~ Jim Rohn
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Beauty comes from a life well lived

Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren't too bad, what more do you need? ~Jennifer Garner
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Happy Holidays from Cherish!

Make each moment with your loves ones this holiday season Something to Cherish!
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