Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Red Apple Gift Tags for Teacher Gifts

Teachers deserve our thanks. Just like us, they like to be appreciated.

These gift tags are made especially for teachers, and can also be customized as a gift tag for anyone.

The three different apple paintings were done by me. In this first one, the apple is more narrow and is decorated with some freckles. The text on the front says, Best Teacher.

This next one features an apple that is a little wider, and has orange and yellow highlights. The text on the front says, A+ Teacher.

This third design is a great choice for art teachers, as it features a pretty painting done in pointillism. It includes the text, Thank you for being my teacher.

Whichever design you choose, the text can be customized.

Thank you for rewarding your teacher(s).

Cheryl Paton

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pink Birthday Party Invitations and More

Check here for some awesome pink birthday party invitations, postage stamps, and more.

Many people love pink; it's not just a color for girls, although girls can love it too.

I had fun designing these blends of pink. I started by coloring with watercolor markers, in shades of pink and purple, on a textured plastic surface. Once I filled that in, I misted a sheet of watercolor paper and then pressed that onto my painting. I carefully lifted the paper to reveal my pretty blends.

Once my painting was dry, I used white gel pens to draw stars and dots onto the blended pink surface. Lovely!

I hope you enjoy it too. By clicking on the link below, you will be able to view the current available birthday party invitations, happy birthday greeting cards, stickers, postage stamps, paper plates, and more. The link will take you to a third party site, Zazzle, where you'll be at my store, CherylsArt.

If you would like this design added to additional products, just let me know.

Here's to a wonderful pink themed birthday party!

Cheryl Paton

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy Saint Nicholas Day Holiday Cards

Have you wanted to say something different in lieu of Merry Christmas? Perhaps the old greeting no longer applies to you for one reason or another, or you're totally in tune with celebrating giving to one another.

For me, my thoughts changed about Christmas and the winter holidays, over the years.

I was raised as a Christian. As a kid, I believed in Santa Claus and Jesus Christ. I remember staring out of my bedroom window late at night on Christmas Eve hoping to catch a glimpse of Saint Nick and his reindeer flying in front of the moon. I also prayed to my perception of Jesus.

Later I realized that Santa (the image portrayed on TV and in most books) was a fictional character, and that there was an actual person, Saint Nicholas, who Santa was fashioned after. After that, I began putting less emphasis on him.

When I was in my thirties, I made a birthday cake with Happy Birthday Jesus on it. But, then lo and behold, I found out that baby Jesus wasn't even born in the winter months at all. I found out that early Christian priests had wanted to convert more people, and they thought that the celebration that was already occurring in December was a good way to promote their agenda. That served as a wake up call for me.

That was actually years ago; and then one night I had an epiphany. Since Christmas and Santa Claus had somehow got mixed together, I thought it might be refreshing to actually give homage to what the original holiday or celebration was about; gift giving. - The man, Saint Nicholas, had started the idea of giving gifts by delivering sacks of goods to various families. He didn't even plan for it to catch on, he was just doing a good deed. It's was as simple as that, simple gift giving - from the heart.

I know that the image of Santa, Saint Nicholas, has also changed over the years. For now, I went with the image that I am familiar with, the man in a red suit with a white beard. I still choose to celebrate gift giving. It's a great way to show kindness to one another. And having a designated day of the year helps more people to get in board and to celebrate giving to one another, together.

So if you would like to join me in wishing people a happy Saint Nicholas Day, here you go. I appreciate your joining me.

And on that note, I wish you and yours, a Happy Saint Nicholas Day.

Cheryl Paton

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fathers Day Presents

Welcome. Here I will give you some gift ideas for your dad for Father's Day.

A simple gift is a set of pens that celebrate your dad. He can have a pen for the office, for home, to take with him, etc. Happy Father's Day is written in a brown and black weave text on each pen:

If your dad has a sweet tooth, he'll appreciate the thought with these shortbread cookies, designed with him in mind. Each is individually wrapped and are baked the same day that they are shipped:

Does your dad travel and/or go to the gym. This personalized bag will come in handy.

Is your dad handy with tools? This tool man mug features a painting of the words Tool Man, spelled out with various tools. You can choose from various mug styles, here:

Dads are most special, simply because they heart their kids. This special jacket features the word DAD, with a frame type box, embroidered on the upper left front.

Whatever you decide to give your dad, make sure to include a hug. Here is a greeting card that you can personalize, to go along with your gift.

Wishing your dad a Happy Father's Day.

Cheryl Paton

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pet Sitting Business Cards for Pet Sitters

Being a pet sitter can be a fun and rewarding job. The right business cards can lead to more clients, as well as by word of mouth. The business cards should reflect who you are and also what kind of pets you are willing and desiring to care for. Being a pet sitter doesn't mean that you have to take care of all animal types. You have flexibility.

With this selection you can easily delete any of the pet selections that you don't want to pet sit, and you can click on Customize It if you would like to rearrange the remaining animals. You can also change out the images with photos of your own. If you like simplicity, this is the design for you. It features outline drawings of fish, a cat, a dog, and a bird.

If you like cute and fun, then you'll probably enjoy the grins on this next design. It features a fish, cat, dog, and rodent.

If you like pet sitting for dogs and cats only, this one is a cute choice. The text can be easily customized to your preference.

If you are also agreeable to house sitting and watering plants, then this design is for you.

Each design above can be easily personalized online, with your own details.

Be sure to obtain any business licenses that you may need for your city and state. Some tips to grow your business is to let your neighbors and friends know about your services, and also to place your business cards at area veterinarian offices; with permission of course. I personally have used both neighbors and pet sitting services that I have found at the vets office.

The best to you.

Check out more Pets Business Cards at Zazzle.

Cheryl Paton

Friday, April 15, 2016

Polka Dots Birthday Party Invitations

Polka dots are a fun design for any age. Here you will find a fun design of colorful polka dots with an added touch. Each dot has been painted with an additional artistic design or shading, giving them a more interesting and dimensional look.

This festive design includes the colors red, green, blue, and purple. The background color is pink; and you can click on Customize It, and choose a different background color if you like.

This unique pattern is printed on party invitations, wrapping paper, stickers, paper plates, napkins, and more. The text on the invitations is easily personalized on the template form.

Most of these products can also be used for other occasions as well. They have a colorful party look, and make a fun choice for a variety of celebrations. It works well for kids of all ages.

If you would like this design printed on any additional products, you can let me know in the comment section below, or through my store at Zazzle: CherylsArt.

Cheryl Paton

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Love Gifts for Mom on Mother's Day

It is all about love on Mother's Day. Here you will find a variety of gifts to choose from to help express your love to your mother. You can choose from chocolates, necklaces, mugs, and more.

Whether it's Mother's Day and/or any other day of the year, moms always appreciate knowing that they are loved and appreciated. It is the sentiment that counts the most.

May these gifts and your choices bring a special smile to your mom's face on her special day.

Click on the link to see the variety of custom gifts, then click on any of the choices to view the larger image, personalize, and/or to order.


Cheryl Paton

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Custom Personalized Photo Stickers

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to share photos with multiple people. These custom stickers are ready for your personalized touch. Simply upload a picture that you have stored in your computer to one of these frames that are already on the stickers.

This sunflower design is a fun way to showcase a photo and to brighten someone's day.

Are you ready to announce the arrival of a new baby. This pastel polka dot design is a great choice. Here it is shown in blue. It also comes in pink.

For a rustic or earthy look, you can go with the branch frame design. They can be used as Save the Date Stickers, or you can customize the text to suit your purpose.

For a designer look, this abstract drawing frame can showcase your picture. It also comes in red.

For a simple basic design, we have a square black frame.

May you have fun sharing your photos. View more Photo Stickers by CherylsArt at Zazzle.

Cheryl Paton

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Personalized Baby Blankets

Personalized baby blankets are a fun way to welcome baby into the world. They also come in handy in day care situations for covering up baby with it's own personal blanket.

This first design features a sign language design of a circle of love. The hand symbols are arranged in a circular pattern, with a placeholder for baby's name in the center. The background color of green can be customized if you like.

Babies notice bold and vivid colors before they notice pastel colors. If you would like to help them notice colors, you might like the white polka dots on the purple background. This one can be easily personalized with baby's name.

For something more relaxing, you might like the field of red poppies, which only has pops of color against lighter shades.

Each blanket has a template placeholder to easily personalize the name. They measure 29 by 39 inches, and are made of polyester fleece. They are printed with baby safe ink. They are machine washable on gentle cycle, and are tumble dry, low.

You can view more designs and color options here:

Cheryl Paton

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Teddy Bear Birthday Invitations

These cute Teddy Bear Birthday Party Invitations are perfect for kids of any age, and for both boys and girls.

This design features my painting of a cute teddy bear that is swinging on a swing - that is held up in the air by an array of colorful balloons. The teddy bear is brown and is wearing a red heart.

This design is currently ready on two sided invitations, postcard invitations, postage stamps, stickers, wrapping paper, ribbon, paper napkins, and greeting cards. Clicking on the link will give you larger images and also take you to my CherylsArt store on Zazzle.

When our daughter was a child, one of her favorite past times was swinging in the tree swing. She also loved the teddy bears that I stenciled on her walls. She would have loved a birthday party with this teddy bear design!

Cheryl Paton