Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Put the Ho Ho into your Holiday!

If you want to put some excitement into the Christmas season, check out my talented friend, Melissa Bove’s blog for a chance to win a great prize pack. Just follow the rules for your chance to win!

Here's a little teaser...want to win a $150 Michael's gift card, some copic markers and more goodies?
Check it out and put the ho ho into your holiday season!

Monday, December 19, 2011

What do Christmas, a reindeer, surfing & a mermaid have in common?

The answer is my Holideer Surfer digi stamp! Here are a few creations made using printed and handcolored images of this beachy themed Christmas digital stamp...

An oversized card
(handcolored with markers and blender pen/layored on embossed CS)

A cheery standard greeting card
(handcolored with markers/color blocking with patterned paper substituted
and a decorative border strip added to uneven fold)

A fun gift certificate/special note or gift card holder
(I used metallic gel pens on this one!)

Want to know one huge plus of working with digital stamps?
You can have it at exactly the right size needed...all you have to do is scale it and print it, then combine it with a custom verse you set up on your computer. Now that brings holiday cheer to crafting!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Mod Style for Christmas

Wanna bring some mod style to your Christmas projects? Check out this fun and unconventional set I designed featuring holly, a vine, some mod, swirly ornaments in untraditional colors. The clip art designs from this Mod Trimmings set are so fun and funky. And they are sure to get noticed! Just check out some of the inspirations, below, for making digital or hybrid cards & invites in a snap!

Get started on your Christmas cards and party invites...so easy when you can jumpstart the process using elements from this clip art set from Cheri Wenger Digital Designs sold exclusively at MyGrafico.com.
For more details, view these photos in my Christmas Card Picasa Web album gallery.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Make the holidays a bit merrier with this AMAZING giveaway!

At Mygrafico's party blog, there is a fabulous giveaway every month, however, this prize package will make some lucky winner have the merriest holiday of them all! That can be you, and here is all you need to do... Go to this link, post links to the giveaway on your facebook & blog promoting the giveaway and be sure to tell them in your comment that Cheri Wenger sent you! ;) If you haven't already liked MyGrafico on Facebook, you can earn an extra entry by doing so. Good Luck!  Here is a sneak peek at what you can win...

  • A NEW Silhouette Cameo machine
  • Adhesive Vinyl Rolls package
  • Tim Holtz Core’Dinations & Melody Ross Soul Food Collection 12″ x 12″ Paper Pads
  • 3 SVG Cutting Templates from Mygrafico.com
  • SCAL3 Sure Cuts A Lot Software from Craft Edge
A winner will be randomly drawn on December 31st, 2011 and announce on New Year’s Day!

Ready to do some digi shopping this Christmas? Start by clicking this link. To view all the products in my shop, just go to the designer's pull down menu on the left and select Cheri Wenger and let the shopping begin! Needing some holiday sets? Here is a sneak peek at a few of them...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Clip Art makes Holiday Card Creating a Snap!

For years I have spent endless hours stamping lovely Christmas cards to send our friends and family. Even when I get an early start to the process, it seems that I am lucky to get them in the mail the week before Christmas. My husband always asks why we don't just do like everyone else and get photo cards made and “be done with it,”  but it is hard for him to understand the dreaded workings of a creative mind. Not to mention the thrill of accomplishing something beautiful that you can take ownership of! Well, this year, I may just have found my compromise...designing our own photo card. With two fun,  new Christmas sets of clip art, I have already designed a couple potential cards. And to fill my stamping void, I may save that for making some amazing handcrafted gifts. See what you think of these ideas. I am also including a couple that are non-photo cards.

These are ideas crafted using clip art from my 
Simply Christmas

Here are some samples created from The More the Merrier set:

And some inspiration from my latest set, Mod Trimmings!
(I am working on some hybrid samples, combining digital & traditional 
cardmaking techniques, so be sure to check back for more ideas inspired by this set!)

Hope you have gotten your daily dose of inspiration to get those Christmas projects under way.
Right now, I have 40% off on all my digital designs, from Nov. 16 - midnight on the 19th. Gobble up these sets to make your holiday card creations easier than ever!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gobble Up the Savings before Thanksgiving!

Yesterday, I shared with you some old and new sets that may spark your creativity for the holidays. Today, I bring good tidings of a pre-Thanksgiving 4-day sale. Yes, everything in my shop at 40% off!!! Time to gobble up lots of digi sets before the sale ends at midnight on the 19th.

You can check out all the creativity at MyGrafico, then locate all the products in my shop by going to the side designers pull down menu and locate Cheri Wenger. You can go through all the sets available in my shop. If you want to be part of my community, click on the mygrafico community link to go to the groups or to get inspiration from the gallery photos. You can join my group to get info on newly released sets and special info.

Want to get cool graphics for FREE to play and create wonderful things? Check out the new Brag Party group just added to the community. If you are interested in being a part of this group, email me to receive a personal invite to the group.

This fall card is an example of how you can make use of a Halloween set, Hallowettes 2, in creative ways long after the holiday has come and gone. Lesson: Don't let a set name limit your creativity or let you pass it by. Look at all the graphics included in a set and challenge yourself to use them for other occasions or purposes. If you check out the gallery for this set you will see that it comes with 4 sheets of various size leaves and 1 sheet of frames for cutting on your personal die cutting machine. For this card, I used the frame cut from grey card stock with leaves cut out from patterned and solid cardstock to make a get well card for a friend.

Wanna know how I made that crinkled leaf on this card? Keep following my blog for a tutorial!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Some of my latest designs

I have been pretty busy creating some new digital sets for my shop at mygrafico. From flourishes to frames, or getting a jumpstart on Christmas, there is something for the creative niche in all of us! Check out the latest design releases & some "oldies but goodies" from Cheri Wenger Digital Designs:

For the frame and flourish lovers...

Get inspired for Christmas...

Need some early Christmas card inspiration? Check out these digital creations made using designs from some of the sets above. Digital cards are great for emailing to friends and the graphics can also be used to dress up your holiday newsletters that some of you send out with annual updates.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pink Sale = 50% off on Digital Art at MyGrafico

Get inspired by the Pink Ribbon Sale...one day, 50% off...start creating your Halloween goodies, Thanksgiving Place Settings & Christmas Cards! Stop by and shop today at Mygrafico!

Check back for new card inspirations...I will be creating them today and hope to photograph them soon.