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April 8, 2011 Challenge & A Freebie

Happy Friday, All! is currently having a Cherry Blossoms Challenge over on their forum this week, to honor those in Japan that have been effected by the horrible tragedies there, recently.  Mary designed, and gave a Cherry Blossoms SVG Collection away for free! (You can pick it up on their store website.) The contest runs through 5:00PM on Sunday, May 1.
Here's my entry.
To start, I used a digi-stamp to create my background paper. I found the stamp at The Creative Mind of Sylvie.   I printed it, and the grey paper, on my printer. The salmon bg layer is a piece of Bazill card stock. The layered Kanji Stamp is my own creation, and your FREEBIE today! It is the symbol for "Peace", which I thought was appropriate for the challenge theme. I used Mary's Curvy Swirly Branch file, cut from a brown and white. I chose to skip cutting the tiny flower centers and replaced them with some Dew Drops, instead (I have a TON of them....need to use some up!). 

Don't forget to stop by my BLOG CANDY POST and enter to win! As soon as my follower list reached 275, I'll be drawing that winner, plus posting another BLOG CANDY! :0)

Thanks for stopping by! Hop on over to their forum to join in the challenge! You can win some great prizes!

Please leave some love if you enjoy my freebies! I love to hear from you! :) This is how I know you were here, like what you see, and would like to see more!
If you have any problems with this file, please let me know so I can fix it for you, and for others!

And, PLEASE....

Any files I offer are for PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. This means that you may not sell them, alter them, or share them. They are not for use on websites (including blogs), or for marketing in any way.
Should you wish to share my files with others, please post a link to my site and give due credit.
Links for all my SVG files can be found in the left column of my blog. 
The files I offer are typically compressed, and will need to be unzipped prior to use.
Cut files are in SVG format and are compatible with Sure Cuts A Lot, make the Cut and any software cutting program that supports svg files.
You can contact me at if you have any questions about any of my files, or if you just want to drop me a note! 
Happy Crafting!  :)


  1. Oh wow such a beautiful card.

  2. That is such a a pretty card! Just makes it look so springy.

  3. Cafe
    This is very pretty. I love your freebies. I like your take on the Cherry Blossom svg.

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [09 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Oh Cheryl....I'm just now seeing this....Love Love the composition.... very very pretty!

  6. Cheryl -- thanks for showing this lovely card. I was scrapbooking something about Japan and the peace symbol will be great -- thanks

  7. Your card is gorgeous! It's lovely to see all the different ways my freebies are used.. I love this and love your freebie..
    Big Hug and Thanks for sharing with me.
    Sylvie xx


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