Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hello 2016

Drawing Coloring Pages

I am going to try to devote more time creating 'hand' drawn illustrations this year. Santa was so kind in gifting me with Micron Ink Pens and I am enthused about using them for sure! Even though my hands don't quite work as well as they used to, they're getting better and I am going to see a specialist at the end of January, so maybe I'll get help in loosening up my RA hands.

It's funny how far away I've gotten from drawing with pencil on paper. When I discovered digital art, (PAINT on the computer was the first art program I found), I completely stopped drawing. I couldn't wait to create anything I could using the most simplest of simple programs and really knew nothing at all about graphic art or Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel or any of the programs that artists used back then. It took me a long time to catch up to the world of digital art too. When I started working for a home decor company back in 98, that is when I got my first glimpse of a MAC and creating digital art with Photoshop. I LOVED IT!

I've not purchased any new art programs since I got PS C3, except for Art Rage. I don't even have the latest version of that because I have an old computer and they don't support Windows anymore. I will get the latest Photoshop Suite when I do get a new computer though, and definitely upgrade my Art Rage. Trying to decide if I want to go to a MAC or not too, more to research on that! 

I had joined a couple of art groups at Facebook where we submitted our hand drawn by pencil or paint on real paper or canvas creations, but I didn't stick to it. I'd always revert back to experimenting and creating with digital art. There is so much to learn and so much you can do easily and quickly.

Maybe it's because I don't spend as near as much time sitting at the computer now as I used to and I still want to do something creative with my time. When I'm sitting in my easy chair or resting my knees on the couch I just yearn to do something while I'm watching tv or listening to music. I tried crocheting but it's just not gonna happen. Not yet anyway, need to get big yarn and big crochet hook! My hands don't want to cooperate at all for that!

Now, with all the popularity of 'adult coloring books' and coloring pages, it's inspired me to create a page or two. I've already created some line art illustrations, coloring pages that are freebies offered here on my blog. Just click on the 'Coloring Pages' page tab to the right. Also, click on the 'Freebie's' page tab!

One page which is for sale at my Etsy shop has been quite popular too, the victorian houses coloring page.
Victorian Houses

I created 'color me' products at Zazzle many years ago! It just didn't catch on for me like it has now. Sure wish I would have created more and just stuck with it! Oh well, there is time to create more.

So, with that, I'm going to go create some fun coloring pages, line art, digi stamps, or whatever you call them! Have fun coloring! I know I do!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015



Here is the color palette for December

HERE is my contribution for the December Color Challenge. A pack of 30 PNG swashes. Use them to make corners, borders, for digital scrapbooking, creating greeting cards, party invites or whatever your creative mind can think of!


Here is another pretty freebie, a floral frame PNG file with hearts and flowers. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any time of the year! Click on the link below to download it!


Free Glitter Hearts
Click the link below the picture to download from DropBox!

Visit my HeARTs shop at Etsy for these cute frames!

Visit the Digital Designers Team blog for more freebies!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Greeting Cards


I have been cleaning out old files on my external hard drive, so many of them have been designs that I created for greeting cards, soooooo many of them! And, so many of them are UGLEEEEE! Glad to get rid of them! Did I really create those monstrosities?

I've been getting emails from GCU lately, they finally have made it to my shop and are doing the 'purging' of old, un-marketable designs which are declined as well as 'returned for edits' cards. There are plenty and I truly, TRULY am so glad that they are doing this! I just wish they'd go ahead and delete them all, but no. I have to go into my account and click on each one, one by one, and delete them. I hate it because I don't even want to see them!

Well, anyway, so my life on the internet in creating for POD sites really started when I started creating greeting card designs. I was never very good at creating t-shirt designs, it just doesn't interest me as much as cards. I designed the mugs, mouse pads, magnets and buttons too, but greeting cards were, and probably still are my favorite to design.

Now there are hundreds of products that we can design for at Zazzle, it's remarkable just how many products you can slap a design on there! From shower curtains to shoes, trailer hitch covers to guitar picks, it's amazing!

But, my love for creating greeting cards will be the strongest. I love how you can design the inside and backside of the cards too! So, without further ado, here are some of my latest designs. If you would like to purchase them just go to my ZAZZLE SHOP!

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Monday, November 2, 2015

November Color Challenge

November Color Challenge

Visit the Digital Designers blog for more entries in the November color challenge.
Linky Party HERE

Here is my submission, digital scrapbooking papers in my Etsy shop.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

New items in my Zazzle store!




And here are some cards from my Zazzle shop!

Tacky Christmas Sweaters, Happy Holidays! Greeting Card
Tacky Christmas Sweaters, Happy Holidays! Greeting Card by Cheries_Art
Create a card designs on Zazzle

Here are some cute stickers, some for sticking on gifts!

Christmas Tree Square Stickers
Christmas Tree Square Stickers by Cheries_Art
Browse Holiday Stickers online at

Some cute ornaments!

Christmas Elf Legs Acrylic Ornament
Christmas Elf Legs Acrylic Ornament by Cheries_Art
Check out more Christmas Ornament at Zazzle

Use these cute rustic stickers for gift tags!


Business Cards are great gifts!

I love designing them too!

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