Sunday, May 31, 2009


I have seen other artists use toilet paper tubes so I decided to give it a try. I made one for each of my kids for Christmas and included a movie gift card inside. I used BoBunny paper on both of them. For my son's I trimmed with green velvet ribbon and for my daughter I trimmed with red velvet ribbon. The inside tag is made of gorgeous cardstock by Bazzil and I tied a wide ribbon on the end to pull it out with. I inked the edges of the toilet paper tube and the tag so the raw ends were covered. The kids thought I was brilliant and that was all that mattered to me. I keep a sack of toilet paper tubes now because they are quick to cover and decorate and the recipient thinks it's the next best thing to sliced bread.LOL.So , I want to see what you can do with a toilet paper tube and anything from your scrap stash. My daughter asked what I called it and being lightning fast with a comeback I blurted out POTTY POCKETS and we all had a good laugh but the name stuck. I love my little POTTY POCKETS.
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Now let me see if I can get a couple of pictures on here... Thanks for visiting , ms.cheryl

Friday, May 29, 2009

Holy Cupcake!

I am in love with this new pan!!!!!
I think I will put it on the Wish List from Target very soon!!!
Bet I can make a gigantic topper for it :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Ohhhhhhhh. Yeah, remember my post yesterday about the Just Saying No??? Well wouldn't you know I was introduced this morning to a new site for crafting coupons. UGH. GO ahead, go get stuff and tell me how wonderful it is. (I did however bid on a cute stamp set on ebay :) You will LOVE this site! Enjoy!!!

Free Shipping

For today ONLY. I am offering my blog readers FREE SHIPPING on ay purchases in my store. Enter BLOG528 in the notes to seller when you checkout and I will gladly refund you your money for shipping. My way of saying thanks to you guys for sticking around and following the craziness I call life :) I just realized that July is coming up on my 1 year Etsy anniversary! I think I here week long giveaway in the air :) Have a great day! Remeber to catch up on your comments if you haven't, the May 09 comment winner will be announced soon! (Read the very top of my blog for details!)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Free digital doodle download- Go HERE to get it. Scroll to the bottom and there it is! Great to have saved in case you ever need to print it out and use it!!!! Enjoy!

Just Say NO!

So, anyone who knows me knows that I have a need to visit one of our 4-5 craft/scrap stores at least twice a week if not more. Leave empty handed you say??? AS IF!!! (Okay, throwback to the movie Clueless :) So, in the ATTEMPT to use some of the great supplies I am sitting on like a mama hen, I am boycotting all craft stores from now until I have made SEVERAL ( I know, subjective, but it's a start) new items from the supplies I already have! I am only going to buy something new if a custom order I receive calls for something I do not have on hand or unless the sale ad makes it's way into my hands with a 40% off coupon This is going to be BIG for me. If I can make it two weeks, it will be a miracle. (It will also be some nice extra spending money for Father's Day!) Still trying to decide if I am going ot apply this to online shopping too :) lol. So, have you ever boycotted anything? How successful were you? Any tips for the rest of us? (And as for my friend Raegan who will bust at the seams laughing when she reads this post, DO NOT ENABLE me, lol)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Weekend Update and 4 giveaways going on!!!

Hello! Hope everyone had a great long weekend! Wanted to share a picture or 2 from my sister's birthday cookout Sunday. Of course I had to make her soem toppers for the cherry chip cupcakes and cherry icing! The other picture is of my little cowboy and his little friend caitlin who was also at the cookout. They had a big time. Won't this be a fun picture to scrap :) Don't forget about the giveaways and challenges going on! Check back a few posts!
The Recycle and Reuse Challenge entries - due the 31st.
Become a follower for the follower giveaway, - drawn on June 14th.
The Add 62Cards button giveaway!
AND, The Jellybean Joint Giveaway to be drawn on Saturday!!!
WHEW!!!! Don't miss out!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

New Buttons!

I have made fabric covered buttons for a long time now. I haven't listed them before, but after selling all I had at the crop I attended last weekend, I thought I might need to make some more! So, using some of the gorgeous fabrics I have, you get these.... now available in my store :) Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Guest Blogger Sunday: ms cheryl: Something New...

Hey readers! I am going to be asking some of you from time to time to chime in and write a post for the blog! Sunday will be Guest Blogger Day here at 62Cards and I hope you all enjoy!! If you would like to be a guest blogger, email me at and let me know! We can brainstorm topics, techniques, and more!! Have a great holiday weekend and keep in mind the reason for the holiday :). Love- Sammye Jo

Hello! Sammye Jo invited me to be a guest on her blog, my name is Cheryl Yelverton. I sign as ms.cheryl because there are several Cheryl's out there so this cuts down on the confusion.I am 52 and a single mom of a son that just had his 24th birthday yesterday and a 19 y/o daughter that is in college. I am mom to a fat white cat called IRS (IRIS). She was born on April 15th(tax day) about 11 years ago. I am grand mom to a 2 year old gray cat that could not go to college. She keeps me on my toes. I live in the country and I love to watch birds and butterflies. I have a small pond out my back door and I could sit forever and watch the koi and listen to the water except the mosquitoes would devour me if I stayed too long. I had a knee replacement in January and will return to work in July. I am a cardiac intensive care nurse at a major medical center here in Shreveport. I have worked there 25 years. I tell people "I mend broken hearts" when they ask me what I do.

I have recently become very interested in cardboard art. It started with seeing some art by Donna Salazar with Prima and developed into a new love for me. When I first started painting on cardboard I got a little over zealous and my cardboard warped. Most of my lessons in crafting have been the "trial and error" method and it was certainly that way with cardboard.

Lessons I've learned with cardboard:

* Less is more when it comes to wet substances like paint or mists.

* Let each layer dry before adding the next. I haven't tried a heat blower.

* Ripping the top layer of paper off is really therapeutic but can be messy. Don't rip it all off. It adds more interest to see some of the corrugations and some of the flat surface.

* If it tries to warp let it dry completely then spritz water lightly on the back and place it on a flat surface with a heavy book on it til it dries. You can use a phone book or dictionary.

* Be sure to finish the back as well so it looks complete. I paint about 1 inch inward all the way around and let dry. I usually write a sentiment on a 12x12 piece of matching cardstock (match the paint) and adhere it to the back overlapping the painted edge.

It's a nice finishing touch.I hope this might inspire you to play with cardboard. You could use it as a stand alone art piece or as a front/back to a mini album. Think about it before you throw away that next box or box insert. It's a way to recycle and reuse. We must consider trying to cut back on waste.

Happy crafting, ms.cheryl

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Have you.......

Ever felt like this???

Friday, May 22, 2009

New giveaway!

I blogged earlier in the week about meeting Mollie from The JellyBean Joint ( Well, she and I decided to trade some items and do giveaways on our blogs! So, I have some great items from JBJ!
How to Win:

1. Be a follower of my blog :) (Add yourself on the right sidebar!)

2. Visit Mollie's store and find something you like

3. Comment and tell us about your fav!

I will give an extra entry to anyone who makes a purchase (She has free shipping through today!!!!) and to anyone who blogs about my giveaway and links back to my blog (Just leave your link in your comment!)

And TAAAADAAAAA, as my 2 year old would say, you can win one of the great goodies!!!!

Side Note :)

Someone emailed and asked me for an "ad" to put on their site, well, here is my avatar. Anyone is welcome to add this to their blog sidebar and link it back to my blog or my etsy store. Let me know if you do and I will make a special giveaway pack for those participating :)

Quick Update & Prizes

Just a quick update: We are home and even though he is in a lot of pain, we hope the surgery will provided the needed insght for his nuerosurgeon to provide the game plan for our bigger surgery this summer. We will find out those results in 2 weeks when we go back to his office.

On a side note: Monday is my sister's birthday! She is 25 on the 25th! SOOOOO- GIVEAWAY TIME! I have several great prizes to share! From stamps, rub on transfers, embellishments, buttons, trims, paper packs, and more! Come abck to visit this week for several chances to win!!! (ON A SIDE NOTE: New rule for my contests, you must be a follower to be eligible for my contests. I really want to reward those who check up on my blog and come often with prizes, not just someone who stops in once and leaves. (Call it reader appreciation!) So, if you haven't before, click to become a follower on the right and get your name in the mix for some of these great prizes!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Check's in the mail!!!

FYI- If I owed you a prize or a package, then rest assured it is in the mail! I feel so glad to be close to caught up right now :) Just wanted to let you know! Thanks to those who I asked to wait a little longer than normal since I had so much going on with my grandpa's death and all. I appreciate you! Oh- Check back tomorrow- I have got some great prizes and I am giving them all to you :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In the Mood :)

SO, I mentioned new items coming to the shop. What to expect- here are just a few things and you can expect pictures soon!!! Shower/Party Favor Boxes, Shower/Party Favor Box Cakes :), Felty animals, NEW journaling spots, NEW layout embellishment packs, fabric covered buttons, paper posies, fabric posies, paper bag album blanks, Blank Bag toppers for Etsy sellers, New tags, and More!! The wheels have been turning and I have been in the mood to create and THINK!!!!! Also coming- Mini Album KITS!!! For all you Do-It-Yourself peeps! (My attempt to quit holding on to so many cute things I have picked up along the way!!!) So, anyone excited to see? I know I am excited to get them finished and up!! Have a great day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Just another Manic Monday :)

Busy week! My husband is having surgery Thursday, just an exploratory one to try and get a better read on what parts of his back his bigger surgery later this summer will cover. Nonetheless, a surgery though, so prep, procedure, and recovery time, UGH! I will try and get a post done late Wednesday night though so you will have a read :) (I always feel like I am cheating when I do that, lol!) Oh- DON'T forget about the RECYCLE, REUSE CHALLENGE for you guys!! End of the month is the last chance to enter! Please share it with others! I already have some great entries I know you will love!!!Also- remember Flat Rate Shipping Special in my shop to make way for new items!!! More on that tomorrow!! Anyone planning to enter than just hasn't sent me their entry?? Post nad let em know so I will be watching :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Great times, people, causes, and FUN!

Happy Sunday!!!! The crop yesterday was so much fun! If you live in the Louisville or surrounding area, you really shoild join us next year! Good people, GREAT cause, and a lot of fun! What more could a girl ask for???/ So highlights- Met an adorable little boy named Travis who is involved with the OWL organization we raised money for. He was such a wonderful spirit and of course won bonus points for telling me I was Beautiful :) (Who wouldn't melt when a 13 year old tells you that???? :), Got to hang out with my sister who came up for it. She scrapped her very first OFFICIAL scrapbook :) She is like me, we made "scrap" books for years, fun never with the right tools and items (you know, acid and lignin free, with a design in mind, basically without Elmer's. Crayola, and Construction paper :) Now, I have got her all set up and she completed 11 pages and is hooked! She had me cut her out some more die cuts with my Cricut Exp before she left this morning :), got to see some great friends :) and made some new ones! Like Mollie of The Jelly Bean Joint, another etsy store! More on her and her store to come later, LIKE A GIVEAWAY! :)
So, busy but wonderful weekend! Matthew, Dana, and I watched a movie last night, ate some pizza and then bedtime as all 3 of us crashed. I forgot to tell the hubby goodnight! (He is still asleep, so he must have been up a while!)
So, my question for you: What are or what is a favorite blog(s) of yours? I love adding nwe ones to my roll! So, SHARE :) for us all to read!!! (I am making a list of some new ones for you later today!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Changes, Crop, and Fun!

A few changes around here. I have added a Flickr Badge to the right so everyone can upload their projects using items you've bought from 62Cards. I will be posting pictures and such there as well! Big scrapbooking day tomorrow. I am participating in a fundraising crop as both a vendor and scrapper. My sister is coming with me and we hope to work on our Cruise albums. (Hope :) What are you up to this weekend???

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Container Gardening!

So this post isn't reallya crafty one, but being a country girl living in a city with neighbors so close I sometimes freak out, I HATE the fact I cannot have a garden. (I can only see the faces of the Homeowners Association Board Members.) The neighborhood I live in is a newer area and my husband and I bring the average age of owners here down about 25 -35 years :) Matthew is the token child in the subdivision. We decided here though b/c of location, no outside maintainence on our part (HOA fees take care of landscaping, exterior insirance, mowing, etc), safety, quietness, etc. Still, NO farm though. :) All my life we have had 10-20 acre gardens. My grandparents, Mema and Pepa, the gpa who passed away last week, have gardened for a living for their entire lives with 30-40 acres of produce a year. So, buying veggies and produce at the store was a whole new world for me when I moved away from home! Used to, if I want cherries, I picked them off the tree, wanted strawberries, grabbed an old ice cream bucket and hit the patch, pulled a couple of ears of corn for dinner, and with 3 acres of bell peppers next to my house, stirfry was an easy fix. Not so much in the East End of Louisville, lol. So this year I decided to contianer garden on my back patio. My aunt has her own line of Herbs, Jams, Jellies, and Breads and she grows a lot of things in containers (But she hsa a full garden). A few weeks back I planted, strawberries, broccoli, 4 kinds of peppers, and green beans on my patio. They have taken off and I am SO excited. Makes me feel a little closer to my mom and dad. I never got to tell Pepa, but he would have been so proud!!! Mathew and I enjoyed a fresh red strawberry the other day and watching the changes day by day are nuts! I will have to stake my greenbeans soon! They are already out of control! So, do you garden? If so what is your favorite thing to grow?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Anyone up for a challenge???? I want to see your best attempt to Recycle or Reuse and item in your craft. Whether you scrapbook, make cards, sew, etc. So, here is the challenge- Make it, Write a short description of the item and how it is from recycled material or Reused material and email me the best picture, your name and location, and write up to with the subject: Challenge. I will compile all entries and publish them to my website and we will have the entries up for a vote for a week. Once voting is over, the winner and runner's up will be announced and receive their prizes. (To be determined, but super cool, I promise!) You can use an item you have made in the past and you can submit up to 3 different projects to up your chances at winning, just please send them in different emails! Comment your thought and pass the word on! Happy crafting! DEADLINE to ENTER MAY 24th!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Creating, CRAZY Shipping & Giveaway for Followers! !

Busy Busy today. Stayed up way too late crafting. Trying to play catch up from all the madness last week. Listing some great new things in My Etsy Store today: Amy Butler journaling spots, calendars, and tags :) I am doing a shipping special right now too. $2 flat rate U.S./$3 flat rate internatioanl. My way of letting my customers buy more without paying crazy shipping. Shipping makes or breaks the deal for me most of the time. I will shop shop shop on Etsy, but when I go to checkout, if the shipping ends up being more than I think it should be *wink* I will remove those items from my cart. You and I both know that you can ship up to 70 lbs of stuff in a small flat rate box or envelope. So, when shipping is like $6.00 on 3 or 4 small things, UGH! So, so off I go to get the cupcake topper/Party Pick giveaway packages ready, plan the next big giveaway for people who have added me as a follower in the right sidebar! So, add me before the end of the month and YOU can be eligible. Just click Become a follower of This Blog! Happy crafting!!! (As for comments, any thoughts on crazy shipping????)

Monday, May 11, 2009


Okay I am back. Wake and funeral over. Life to resume. Enough. This is my happy place. THANK YOU to all of you who have sent your well wishes and blessings of healing our way. We really appreciate EVERY one of them. So, I wanted to come back to this with a happy thing for me. I FINALLY have redone my craft room! Well, the set up before- paper crafting in the corner of the bedroom, fabric on all the shelves in my laundry room, cricut expression on the kitchen counter, and sewing machine on the dining room table. Ummmm YEAH. Looked like a mini sweat shop in this house! About 6 months ago my husband mentioned me turning the guest room into my room. ( Not for sleeping, for crafting, lol) I finally said yes. I love having a designated guest room, but the only people that come stay are my parents, my sister, and my cousins. When they come, Matthew sleeps with them anyways! So, moved the queen sized bed from the guest room into Matthew's room and I moved an unused twin bed from his room to the "craft" room. I meant to take pics before starting, but forgot, so The one picture is after I had already unloaded the stuff into the room.
The room is really large and has 2 closets. I lost sleep over deciding where things should go, how I wanted it to look, etc (Ever just had to MAKE yourself quit thinking about something???) So, I played around and finally decided How I wanted it to be! I am a very cheery happy-go-lucky kind of girl. I love Gerber daisies, lime green, and pink, modern, clean lines, a place for everything, etc. So, I wanted this room in my house to just scream ME!!!!!! when I walked in. (If I decorated my house in lime green ad pink with Gerber daisy accents, my husband may decide to live in the garage. He is a minimalist, liking dark colors, and bare walls, except for a gigantic tv, another story, another time. I finally got him to hang picture in his "man cave" after a year and a half. UGH!) So, after being reminded that she hadn't seen the results of my redo, a close and very dear friend of mine, Raegan, I finally cleaned up enough to take some pictures! (BTW- Raegan is a crazy awesome scrapper and is such an inspiration to me! I called her to ask her opinion on scrap storage solutions and more before I started! Thanks Rae!!!) So, without further ado, here are the results. Hope you enjoy the pics!

My redo was relatively inexpensive. The 4 large white shelves on the walls were in my room at my parents. I jacked them :) I also had the desktop there too. The cubes were a steal from Target. The paint cans Archivers, but I later found them cheaper at Michael's. Card table and chairs for Cricut, already had, wedding gift. paper lanterns from Pier 1- I asked the manager for a discount for buying the open ones they had used for a display- she gave me 40% off :), daisies, vases, Pier 1, Sewing table- Target, Fishbowls for ribbon and trims- Lakeside Collection, $9.99 (2 years ago! I have just waiting for somewhere to use them!) Bulletin board- I already had, just recovered with fabric, etc. One closet has fabric, one all my Etsy Shop items and extra items.

All in all I am really pleased so far. Still have to get the throw pillows made for the bed, new curtains, and seat cushions in matching fabric for the chairs! Thanks for "listening"!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


My grandfather (Pepa) passed away this morning. Please keep the family in your prayers. He and my mema have been married for over 55 years. I will be away for a few days.

Giveaway Alert!!!!!!

Want a chance to win some great Stampin' Up products and more other great products????? Scrapmaster Paradise is hosting the giveaway HERE! Go check it out and follow the guidelines to sign up and you could be the lucky winner!!!!! Here is a picture of what you get!!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WACKY WEDNESDAY SALE! 25% off my entire shop!!

I have lots of new things lined up, so I am clearing out the shop to add the new items! From NOW 9:08 pm EST until Midnight tomorrow EST. 25% off your entire purchase in My Etsy Shop! Complete your checkout and make payment, then I will refund you the 25% before shipping and handling by midnight tomorrow night! Call me crazy, but it's time to clear out for new items!!!! (please note that this is not good for custom orders :) So, post on your blog pass the word along! Have a blessed evening and happy shopping!

New Party Picks!

New items this week in My Etsy Store! I have decided to offer Party Picks to compliment my cupcake toppers! These cute little picks are available to match most of the toppers, but I will also be offering several random sets of picks for more of an all purpose use. Think Ladies Day's, Book Club Meetings, Dinner Parties, Luncheons etc. They do take a little time, dealing with small papers can get tedious! Here is a sample of the new picks and a sample of them paired with the toppers. Have a great day everyone! I appreciate your time!!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

NSD Winners

Well, I know several of my usual readers were not around today, but a one day giveaway is a one day giveaway! So, I am making an executive decision- I can do that ya know, I do own the company :) All 5 of you who commented on my NSD Topper Giveaway will be receiving prizes!!!! I am in a giving spirit! I really love sharing my love with others, SO- email me your shipping addresses please- KarenL, Sherri, TammyB, JulieA, and ShartL (I already ahve yours, I will add this to your April Giveaway package!) Thanks for commenting, add yourself to my blog as a follower so I can keep up with you as well!!!!! (When emailing me, tell me if you'd rather have cupcake toppers or some of my new item- party picks! Of course, for this one, design is up to me :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Derby Day Special

WOO HOO! Derby Day! Being from Kentucky and living in Louisville, I CANNOT NOT celebrate :) Although I am not spending the day at the track (like the picture on the right of my blog), I am going horseback riding all day. Growing up on a farm, going ridin' is a favorite hobby of mine! To celebrate Derby Day I am giving 10% off any purchases today only in my store. I will refund your money through PayPal on Sunday. Free gift with purchase as well. So, Go Baby Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

In the spirit of celebrating all the scrappers out there
today, I am giving away a special set of cupcake toppers! I listed 10 NEW sets this morning, since it is almost 2 am, in my Etsy store. You can see the toppers here if you would like. So, what do you have to do to win? 1. comment TODAY only. 2. Answer thiese 2 questions- What is your favorite craft of choice? and What is your favorite supply to use while crafting! I love to both sew and paper craft and my fav supplies are great favric and I do love Stickles, lol. Winner will be chosen when I get home from a day of horseback riding! Winner will be selected at random and get a variety pack of some of my topper creations! PLEASE share with others and have a great weekend!!!!!!!
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