Bats and a Butterfly

                                      A photo shoot at my magical place in Lake Elsinore. Style , design &                                                                    photography by Sacred Cheryl.


It’s a 30 & Fabulous birthday !

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It’s a 30 & fabulous masquerade  birthday party for my daughter Tanya and boy was it fun ! The colors were  black, gold and turquoise with lots of sparkle with some  masks we picked up at the dollar store. We bought lots of mask and put them everywhere. What made this party special were all the details. Everything matched perfectly right down to the beautiful feathered dress Tanya wore. Their was a beautiful decorated dessert table, a champagne bar with assorted fruits,  and pasta and salad for dinner. We had  karaoke so Tanya and her friends sang all night long.  A beautiful and elegant event I am sure Tanya or her friends will never forget.

The Urban decor…

IMG_91859The Urban decor is a new store in Old town Lake Elsinore that sells eclectic antiques, rustic furniture and architectural salvaged items. This store is just plain cool. So of course I was very happy to shoot and create a unique custom business card for Leila of “The Urban decor. We shot a couple of different vignettes but decide this was the best. I darken the edges and used an overlay to create this very distress look.  6c8ab1108208090a175126eef2f87ad3The postcard back has become one of my most popular backs because a business can use them as business cards and send them out for mailings too. All the information is on the back side so the picture on the front still looks nice.  Simple, cool and unique.


Make sure to stop by and visit “The Urban decor”. They are located at 112 S. Main st. Lake Elsinore, Ca. 92530 They are also at the “Rosebowl Fea Market ” the 2nd Sunday of every month. Space # 8029.

Please contact me if you are interested in a custom design business card at


All you need is love…

These are the cards I have created for my Paper Boutique. They are simple , pretty and  for Valentine’s Day.


I used kraft paper cards, with my black & white photography, and some simple white hearts. I use the courier font for all my cards, as I use my vintage type writer.


I like to embellish my cards with small details like a paper clip or small cutout .


 The Paper Mystique cards , by Sacred Cheryl…

And some simple words by “The Beatles”…

” All you need is Love, Love is all you need.”


French Paper Tags…

These are some items I am selling at my” Paper Mystique ” shop… some very pretty “Merci Tags”. I made these out of tea stained coffee filters and old book pages with a  brooch.

I am very happy to say I will soon have a unique paper boutique. To open Nov 3rd…I will be posting more of my custom French papers.

Thank-you, Sacred Cheryl

Planning for Tanya’s Baby Shower

I have started my planning for the big women’s baby shower in Sept. with pins from pinterest I have pretty much decided on my colors and style. I have a budget that I am going to try to stick to so follow me along as I post my weekly purchases,  that will save you time and money for any DIY shower that you might be planning.

This pin is from stylemepretty and here is where I am going to start. Today I am going to shop for these items. A clothes hanger, wooden clothes pins, rope, stamps and tags. I am going to makes these guest names with a Baby Shower favor and a thank-you stamp on the back.

xoxo Cheryl

Photo booth


A”Photo Booth” is a great way to get everyone at the party in the picture ! Then print and send them as “Thank-you cards” a great keepsake for all your guests.

Style, design and photography by Cheryl.

Vintage Black and White events…

Photos from my I put  together this board for a client who is having a girls only Birthday party, she wanted a big cake and  fun invitations. I have a Black and white ball every year so I love to put together black and white events.

The event is at this cafe in Hollywood, so I took a picture of the cafe and created this vintage black and white invitation. She also wanted personal note cards.

So old hollywood, and so much fun !!

Have a great week,

xoxo, Cheryl

2011 in review…

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people.  This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011.  If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 66 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 75 posts. There were 232 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 196mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 5th with 330 views. The most popular post that day was Brian and Lilly...


Thanks wordpress and thanks to all of you who have visted my blog, this year I am going to post more photography , more event design and more romantic invitations, I hope you join me….and have a wonderful year , xoxo Cheryl. stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.