Cheri Peoples

I made CHOCOLATE PUMPKINS, Party Information, Meet Sara from Twillypop, Celebrate the Holidays

by CHERI on November 5, 2009

I made Chocolate Pumpkins and then added some “sugary crystals”–otherwise known as glitter.  I made the berry swag.  I ripped apart different berry swags that I had, some are from the dollar store.  It doesn’t have to be expensive to look amazing. When you find something you like or after the holidays you pick up some that are marked down, save them. It is so easy to make your own. I took some thin wire, I use when I make Miss G4s hair bows, and wrapped it around the stems. I moved some leaves and glued them down to cover the wire.  Wah –La–super cheat, super easy, and personally I think it is Super Gorgeous.

Some of the leaves were really bright green and it didn’t look right for fall so I got out my burgandy colored craft paint, squirted a little into a paper bowl (gotta keep a stock of these on hand. I dipped my paint brush in some water, then into the paint. You don’t want too much water on your brush but you don’t want only paint. Only having paint will create a burgandy colored leaf, what you want is to have the color coming through the green. If you get too much paint on the leaf, just get a little water on your paint brush and rub it over the leaf and wipe some off with a paper towel. I painted the front and back of each leaf.

I have to let you in on a secret, the pumpkins are taped down. The berry swag made them fall over. I need to find a little urn to put them in. I’ll probably have to put a dowel rod up the center of the pumpkins but I really do LOVE how they came out.

I made these tags and I am thinking about hanging it with the berries, maybe saying “GIVE THANKS”

I know this picture is a little blurry and I posted it on purpose–it is a peak at the project I will show you on Monday for the new Its So Very Creative party.

I have a question–how do you enlarge your pictures? For those of you who have them bigger than mine are.

I NEED to figure out how to add a sign up for a newsletter–so I can let you gals know when there is big news–like a give-a-way coming. Oh by the way there is a give-a-way coming–next week at Its So Very Cheri.

One of my followers contacted me about her holiday give-a-way. Go check it out.

I want to introduce you to Sara from Twillypop.

She is one of my new vendors that came on last month. I will be doing features of each of my advertisers at different times, just so you can get to know them a little better and see some of their products.

She is so creative. I love her necklaces.

This is the intro on her etsy store:
Welcome to my store! This store sprung out of a single idea for a single type of necklace and I decided to run with it! I’m a stay at home mom of three who digs fashion, but have very little time or energy to put into thinking too hard about my appearance. My favorite outfit is distressed jeans, a cool tee, heels and some funky accessories. I have found accessories to be key because they take so little extra time and energy to throw on. You’re probably wondering why I’ve digressed but I have said all this to say…..I try to keep one eye on what is happening in fashion, and the other on the reality of and need for practicality in my life. Often, fashion doesn’t translate well into the life of a stay at home mom. But being a girl is so much fun…..Why should I miss out?
What is going on in the pages of magazines as far as accessories go this fall? I see big, bold,…lots of ribbons and ruffles,…vintagey, glitzy gemstones…..bursts of bright and even, dare I say NEON colors..Okay, I can do some of this…
Thus was born Twillypop, a line of fun, functional, affordable, trendy at times, timeless at others, line of necklaces. I’ll be adding new ones all the time, the possibilities are endless…..I’d love to hear from anyone who has a combination they’d like to see. Let the fun begin!

for more twillypop fun, visit my blog:

Here are a few of my favorites.

I have 2 new parties actually I guess it is really 3 new parties.  The Traditions Party is about sharing your favorite Thanksgiving traditions and recipes. It is a one time party that will last until Sunday the 22nd and then I will do another one for Christmas.
Grab the button, post it on your blog, and then be sure to join in on the fun.

The other one time party was created, due to the fact that I had so many e-mails about people wanting to go make their own tassels and I thought how fun to have a place to show and tell what everyone has made, so grab that button as well and get the word out.  If you do a post you might want to add this link to the tutorial I did, so people know how to make them tutorial-How to make your own tassel 
For the last bit of party info–I am changing the name of my Monday Party and the overall theme.  It’s So Very Creative encompasses Knock Offs as well as all other creative projects.  I hope you like the new button

There were only 2 entries this week and the funny thing is they were both burlap.  Burlap is so inexpensive and can be used in so many ways.

Grab the I’ve been featured button.  thanks ladies.

If you like what you see, click to follow me, leave me a comment with your blog name and be sure to let me know you followed me and I will come over and do the same.

I will post to these parties:

The DIY showoff
Met Monday 
thrifty Thursday

Trash to Treasure

Works for Me

white wed

blissfully domestic

homebody holly

show your stuff

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heidi@TheCraftMonkey November 5, 2009 at 9:57 am

Your chocolate pumpkins are cu-ute! I added the tassle party button to my sidebar. By the way, LVOE the look of the new buttons…does this mean It's So Very Cheri is getting a new look???

2 susan November 5, 2009 at 10:02 am

Cheri-You are quite the creative girl! Love that necklace with the star brooch!I am having a giveaway. Hope you'll come by. I look forward to your parties!

3 Tammy@InStitches November 5, 2009 at 10:24 am

I'm going to make a new tassel for the party !

4 The Whispering Creek House November 5, 2009 at 10:50 am

Wow look at all the goodies you posted ! thanks! I love love this gals neckalaces!How creative! and the burlap! love it!!!

5 littlethings1 November 5, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Love your blog & all of your inspiration !!
The Little Things

6 Lisa November 5, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Chocolate pumpkins, SO VERY Delicious, ha! Those necklaces are so unique, you have some great vendors for sure.

7 fawnda November 5, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I love the pumpkins! I am also excited about your new monday party! I will be linking! : )

THanks for stopping by! : )

8 Hanneke Nelson November 5, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Ooh, yummy pumpkins! I'll just have to make some too…

9 AuroraSuzette November 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm

What a great big post! You and Sara are very creative! I love your pumpkin tower, and her ribbon and bead necklaces are so pretty. Wish I could give you photo enlarging advice, but I'm still struggling with this stuff myself!

10 Kammy November 5, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Cheri – you busy girl ! Three parties – wow – I don't know how you do it !
I love your fun projects !

11 Anna November 5, 2009 at 9:31 pm

pretty pumpkins! and I would have never thought to paint fake foliage, neat idea!

12 mary beth November 6, 2009 at 7:43 am

Hey Cheri it's me, Mary Beth! I'm sorry you didn't find my address or my blog, sometimes I forget my password and sign in just under my name…arggh! You can find me at….it's the story of our new house being built..I think you have been there before! Hope this gets to you!

13 pk November 7, 2009 at 9:17 am

Love the jewelry! So pretty! Hope you have a great weekend…

pk @ Room Remix

14 The DIY Show Off November 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm

You've been busy!!! Love the jewelry! Great gift ideas (for me! haha).

Lots of parties to look forward to! Thanks for sharing mine! 😉


15 jsangel November 8, 2009 at 9:42 pm

thank you for the great pumpkin inspiration. Grabbing paint and glitter and heading to the craft table tonight! I loved the ribbon in the jewlery. What a wonderul idea! You always find such creative people!

16 Chari November 9, 2009 at 4:48 am

Hi Cheri…

Love, love, LOVE your pretty chocolate pumpkins! And your beautiful berry garland really do make them! Your sooo creative, my friend! Also loved all of Sara's beautiful jewelry! I am continually amazed at all of the fabulous talents of you girls!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

17 Natasha November 9, 2009 at 5:54 am

As usual you have posted about the most amazing projects and people. I learn so many things when I come to visit you! Happy week and best wishes, Natasha.

18 Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda November 9, 2009 at 8:10 am

Love your chocolate pumpkins, they look so pretty and rich! They will be perfect for Thanksgiving! ~Rhonda 🙂

19 marty (A Stroll Thru Life) November 9, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Such great inspiration. Love the chocolate pumpkins. Thanks for the tips. Hugs, Marty

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