Archive | January 2018

This & That plus Sistehood Class Plan

Happy New Year to the Sisterhood … I’m getting excited for our next journaling session to begin … only 23 more days!!!  See you Sunday, January 28th at noon.

This & That #1:  I know that Patsy has called you asking of your journal theme and color palette.  I’ll pull a few goodies from my studio to share with you as well.  Most of you have decided, no worries, the others still have 23 days.

This & That #2:  If you have not already paid, payment is due by January 15th.  Call me if that is a problem (970) 203-5051.

I’ve provided an outline of the class plan below, just as an FYI.  There are only two requirements for the first class.

  1. Bring 15 sheets of cardstock cut to 6 by 12 inches.  When we sew it together in class, it will make a 6  by 6 inch book. I will provide all the materials to sew and bind the book.
  2. Start collecting the “Cherri Journaling Toolbox”.  Click on the link below to jump back to an earlier blog post. Remember UHU glue stick is always a requirement.

SISTERHOOD CLASS PLAN (does not apply to Little Sisters, yours will be posted later this month)


  1. BUILD book
  2. DECLARE design theme & colors




  1. Begin sharing with sisters
  2. Tickets throughout
  3. Flourish design throughout
  4. Numbers throughout


  1. Scraps … strips challenge
  2. Scraps … ATC challenge
  3. Labels for shared items
  4. Continue sharing with sisters


  1. Something METAL
  2. Something already made
  3. Signature page
  4. Continue sharing with sisters


  1. Sister ideas, suggestions, requests
  2. Continue sharing with sisters


  1. Distress Oxide Inks
  2. Color a la Cremes, water soluble oil pastels
  3. New Dylusions paint colors, “wash technique by Sue T”
  4. Distress Collage Medium, Vintage
  5. … to be determined




TOOLBOX – Cherri’s Favorite Art Journaling Toolbox

Sisterhood Journal – Toolbox Recommendations (Bring what you can, but I usually have tools to share.)

1. Scissors (small/sharp/fine detail cutting)
2. Pencil/pen/paper pad for homework notes
3. Ruler
4. Bone folder
5. Paper clips and/or mini binder clips
6. Paper cutter/trimmer (6 or 12”)
7. ¼ inch hand-held hole punch
8. Paper piercer (awl, aka pokie thing)
9. ADHESIVES (including: UHU glue stick, Skor tape, tacky white glue with fine tip point, glue dots, pop-up dots)
10. Glue book (old magazine/catalog)
11. Small rag/plastic cup to wet for wiping fingers, baby wipes, dish towel/rag to dry hands and/or clean stamps.
12. Distress ink pads (color coordinated to your current project), and blender handles and pads (or make-up sponge)
13. Black permanent ink pad (Versafine, Archival, Momento)
14. FAVORITE TOOLS might include … deckled and postoid scissors, stylus & pad, sand paper/nail file, corner rounder punch, exacto knife, #2 round paint brush, rubber gloves, water mister, stickles.
15. ___________  Plus your own favorites …