Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Beloved, you are invited!

As a loyal social media follower and friend, I would love to invite you to join my inner-circle which I call “Cherished VIP.” It’s a way to get email updates, INSPIRATION, ENCOURAGEMENT and FIRST ACCESS to SEE and SHOP new DESIGNS. Also, I will share any special things and goodies I can with you as…

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Art Licensing Spotlight Artist

Art Licensing Elegant Beauty Watercolor Collection Preview by artist Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish

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 art licensing community updates!) Early…

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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 a warm pink and a…

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Nicole Tamarin Licensing Illustration

Peacock Plumes Collection Nicole Tamarin

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 finally at Surtex 2013 we…

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Bella Crafts Quarterly – Trending Thoughts

bella crafts quarterly spring 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 feature on Claudine Hellmuth. Download…

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Never Forget, You Are Loved

This is a simple card I made with handmade paper. I lined the inside with a cut of scrapbook paper and embellished it with 2 felt flowers and a ribbon. I think the way the fold is offset adds a nice element of beauty, don’t you agree?

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Quality vs. Quantity

When I am exploring an idea or practicing a new technique, quantity is what makes me a better artist each time. As they say, “practice makes perfect.” However, if you are seeking quality, it isn’t helpful to just keep going and going without stopping every now and then to evaluate the work and the process. This process becomes our teacher and shows us more about quality.

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Dala Horse Wall Hanging

A quaint little Swedish Dala Horse Wall Hanging designed by Cherish Flieder with embroidery and button accents featuring her illustrated Dala Horse Ribbons.

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Craft for Health Celebrates its 1st Birthday!

Kathy Peterson and Barb Dehn have done so much help people recognize the power behind crafting when it comes to leading healthy lives. I am honored to be an alumnus and promise to keep using creativity to bring healing to myself and my loved ones. Read about my story and prescription for creating handmade health…

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Easy Embroidery Printable Christmas Tags Craft Download

emboidered name tag christmas ornament sample

Embroidered Name Christmas Gift Tag & Keepsake Ornament. These darling little gift tags ornaments couldn’t be easier to use! Print, cut, and add your choice of ribbon. Lastly, embroider the named of your loved ones on the tag to make it into a cherished keepsake ornament.

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Crafting for Health is “Something to Cherish”

Craft for Health

I was recently invited to guest blog on www.CraftforHealth.com by my CHA Designer and art licensing friend, Kathy Peterson. I am excited to announce that my blog entry is now LIVE on their site alongside of some of the most respected crafty artists that I know.

Find out why crafting is important to me not only as an artist, but also a business owner. I also share some little know details about the wonderfully creative family I was raised with. I hope it brings you abundant joy and inspiration.

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Shoe Boxes Sending Love All Over the World

I want to share with you a VERY special family tradition that has become the most meaningful part of gift-giving at Christmas. Each fall, Operation Christmas Child (lead by Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham) organizes the coolest way for ordinary people to do something extraordinary in the life of a little child in a far…

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