Tuesday, March 27, 2012

May the Easter Bunny leave only tasty droppings in your Easter Basket...

Happy Tuesday blog land friends! 
This week at Sassy Cheryl's Judy is our Hostess with the mostest and she has picked the theme Easter Parade. Just think of bunnies and bonnets! I am making some treat bags for some special little ones and this is the first. I wanted to get a start on them before time got away from me. (which seems to happen a lot)  These are so easy to make!! I used one of my card envelopes but you could even use Ziploc bags. I sure hope you can come by and join in on the challenge this week.  Remember, if you use a Sassy Cheryl image you have two chances to win that Sassy Cheryl's account credit!!  WooHoo!!

Funky Bunny treat bag topper!

Here's the whole bag. Sorry the plastic is bunched up. It was kind of hard to take a picture without if falling over. I said a few "choice" words before I finally got it to stay long enough to snap a pic. Lol

Easter isn't Easter without Peeps!!! Yum-E!!

Image Sassy Cheryl's - Funky Bunny
Paper: Stampin' Up - kraft, The Paper Studio - Light Polka on Cream
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles & Lacy Circles, Stampin' Up - Scalloped border punch, Tim Holtz - distress inks

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fairy Tales Do Come True

Happy Friday everyone! It has FINALLY arrived!!
I was asked by a friend of mine to make her a card for a bridal shower she was heading to this weekend. 
She gave me the bridesmaid's color and told me she had brown hair. I chose the Fairy Tale theme because my friend is a Disney fanatic like me. I sure hope she likes it. 
I am entering this into the Tiddly Inks Best Friends Challenge. I hope it fits since I made it for one of mine AND don't you always marry your best friend?

Here's a close up of the image, so you can see the sparkles on her dress. Every bride should shine!

The Bride to Be's new monogram!!! (how exciting)
Do you ladies remember practicing writing your new names before you got married? I do...

Paper: My Minds Eye - Paris &Co. 6X6 pad, Bazzill Basics - Bitter Chocolate, American Crafts - white textured card stock
Accessories: QuicKutz - flourish, Spellbinder - Labels Eighteen, MS - crown punch &scalloped border punch, Recollections - Mulberry paper mini roses, Satin Sensations - Aruba ribbon, Stickles - diamond

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday #68

Another Friday Eve is upon us...WooHoo!! 
That means it's time for another Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Challenge.
I have a surprise for you all. I have cleaned my desk!!!
(sorry the pic is so dark, it was cloudy when I took this)
Okay, get off the floor, I see you down there!!! One of two things has happened. You have either passed out from the shock of seeing the actual TOP of my desk or you are rolling on the floor laughing because you know it won't stay this way. Which one is it? Well, I had to clean it!! I needed to make room for my new Copic Hotel!! There was even a little room on the end for my Prisma pencils. Now that I have a larger one I have noticed there are just a few more colors that I NEED!! 
Okay... I showed you mine, now you show me yours. Head on over to Sassy Cheryl's blog and link up a picture of what's going on in your crafty world!

Happy Birthday to a Really Fun-gi!

Happy Birthday Pop!!

Today is my Father-in-law's Birthday! We love you Pop and hope you have a wonderful day. We will be heading up State to visit this weekend and have some fun filled Family time.( and cake, of course)  March is a busy Birthday time for my Family. We have 5 this month! 
I used this cute mushroom image from Tiddly Inks and paired it up with a sentiment I saw somewhere and remembered  because I thought it was cute. NO BOWS because Hubby says, "no bows on MAN cards".  

Paper: DCWV - Green Stack, Bazzill Basics - Dusk, Recollections - Red textured card stock
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen, Font - BearerFond 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You Make Happiness Bloom

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #107 - Think Spring

Tuesday means it's time for a Sassy Cheryl's Challenge! Peggy is our hostess with the mostest and she is Thinking Spring!! Spring can mean so many things. I chose to think of Spring plantings. All the flowers at my house are blooming. I'm a Southern girl so right now our Azaleas, daffodils, tulips & dog woods are blooming, I LOVE it!! I have several friends who have gardens and they have been planting up a storm!! This is how I imagine them on their Saturday mornings...just like Farmer Sally! Lol  Isn't she a doll??
I sure hope you can join us for the Sassy Challenge this week, just remember to think Spring!! 
If you use a Sassy Cheryl's image you could win 2 free images from Cheryl's shop. If you don't, you still have a chance to win one, so jump right in. 
Follow Cheryl's Sassy Blog and she will let you know which $2 specials are in the bargain bin!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Farmer Sally
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Sweet Pea, Recollections - Red polka dot, red textured card stock
Accessories: Sizzix - strawberry die(for top of tomato), Spellbinder - Classic squares, big scalloped squares, standard circles(for bottom of tomato), Marvy - tag punch, Celebrate It - yellow satin ribbon

Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Daddy!!

Yesterday was my Daddy's Birthday!! I was torn between a funny card and a handsome "guy" card so I decided to mix the two. I gave the card a clean look with manly stripes and a funny sentiment. The inside says..."you must be approaching magnificent!". I think he got a kick out of it.
I hope you had a great day Daddy. Are you thirty yet???
Love you!
I used this new Mo Manning image called Introducing Oskar. Isn't he a dapper fellow? He looks a bit older than my Daddy but I think he worked well. I am entering this card into Mo's "Button's & Bows" challenge.

Image: Mo Manning - Introducing Oskar
Paper: Kaiser Craft - Tudor/Jubilee, Recollections - red textured card stock, Stampin Up - kraft
Accessories: Stampin Up - antique brad, Celebrate It - brown satin ribbon 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday #67

I went to a local antique shop called "Southern Pickers" today to browse around and look for a new carrier for my Copics. I could get lost in that place for hours...wait, I did!! (LMBO) I like to re purpose old things and make them new again, so I was on the lookout for a case of some kind with a handle. No such luck...but I did wind these lace edged Fire King milk glass sherbet bowls and a PINK Pyrex casserole dish!!! I am going to use the milk glass for Easter decorations, put a little Easter grass in them with some fancy eggs, a bunny or two and a few chicks. I have a thing for the older Pyrex bowls and couldn't pass up this pretty casserole dish. I would say I had a great day at the antique store. 

Wander on over to Cheryl's blog and let her know what you have going on this week. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Special Birthday Wish

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #106 - Make it Green

Happy Tuesday! Time for this weeks Sassy Cheryl's Challenge. Our ever so talented DT Coordinator Peggy is the hostess this week and I think she is feeling a little Irish. She wants to see some green on our creations.

I made this card for my dear friend Linda's Mom, Hilda. She just turned 85!!! They took her out to a YUMMY local Mexican restaurant (one of my favs) and had a fiesta! She got TWO cakes and even got to wear a sombrero! I think the whole restaurant was singing her Happy Birthday. She was so cute! You can catch a glimpse of her HERE on Linda's blog. 

I used Tiny Tabitha for my card. Isn't she a sweetie. I have always loved her, but I haven't colored her with black hair before. I kinda like it, although she would be cute no matter what color her hair was. You can get her HERE in the $2 bin!!!!! Too cute to pass up.

I hope you all will come and join us in this weeks challenge. I know we all have something green!!
Looking forward to seeing your crafty creations. 

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Tiny Tabitha
Sentiment: Sentiments 4 You
Paper: K&Co - Sweet Nectar pad, ATD  pad, American Crafts - white textured card stock, 
Bazzill Basics - green textured card stock
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard circles & Lacy circles, Martha Stewart - Eyelet lace scallop punch, Dress it Up - Candle button, Sweet Petites - green micro check ribbon

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Blog award...For little old me?

I got a nice surprise this morning when I ventured back into computer land after a  
weekend of BEAUTIFUL Spring weather.
One of my bloggy friends, Karen honored me with a blog award!
She is such a talented lady. You can check out her blog HERE

Thank You So Much!!

This award comes a few rules... 
*Thank the person who gave you the award - got it!
*Include a link to their blog - got it!
*Give the award to 15 blogs you follow regularly or have just discovered  - my choices...

1. Kim Hecker of Oak Pond Creations
2. Linda Compton of Turtle in the Sand
3. Dorcas Perkins of Dorca's Designs
4. Pat Frank of Cards 2 Cherish
5. Dawn Lusk of Dawn a New Day
6.Jackie Mooney of Jackie's Space
7. Peggy Marsh of The Wired Angel
8. Ann English of ...therefore, I am
9. Cathy Edgar of Ink it Up Stamp it Out
11.Tammy Hair of Tammy's Spot
12. Toni Poyser of Cuppa Craft
13. Heidy Blum of Heidy's Scrapies
14. Karen Jumeau of KJ's Summer Wine Korner
15. Joyce Harper of Gram's Treasures

*Tell 7 facts about yourself  - oh boy!! Here ya go...

1. I am a paper addict
(I just can't help myself)
2. I am a little quirky
(slight OCD...HeeHee)
3. I looooove my flip-flops
(all year long)
4. I have a fur baby named Bella 
(who is a total Diva)
5. I am a service advisor in the service center at a local car dealership
(where I have discovered everyone IS NOT entitled to a license)
6. I love the smell of freshly cut grass
(I was reminded of that this weekend)
7.  I am a Starbucks-a-holic
( I swear there is some kind of drug in there)

Okay, there you have it. All my deep dark secrets!! Hahaha!
Stop by and see all my choices, they really do have some wonderful things to see.
Thanks again Karen, you made my day!! That's hard to do on a Monday!!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Happy 70th Joan Marie!!!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #105 - Sketch

It's another terrific Tuesday and time for another fun Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!
Our super talented DT member Jackie is our hostess this week and has provided us with a great sketch.

I made this card for my Mother in Law's 70th Birthday. The whole Family on my Hubby's side actually got together and we had such a wonderful day. It is so hard for everyone to be in the same place at the same time. There was great food, yummy cake and lots of laughs. Such a blessing!

I just loooove Cheryl's new cutie Callie! When I first saw her I knew she was destined to have red hair.
So, I did some research and some practicing and I have colored my VERY FIRST red head.  I like it so I will definitely be trying it again. I am going to practice on black next. We will see how that goes. 

Okay guys, take a copy of this sketch to your crafty table and get busy! It's too much fun not to join in. 

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Precious Callie    Paper: My Mind's Eye - Mabel "Little Lady" Posies, Cosmo Cricket - Sunrise, Recollections - green textured card stock    Sentiment: Sentiments 4 You     Accessories:  Spellbinders - Labels eighteen, Lacy circles, Marvy - 1 1/2" circle punch, Recollections - Mulberry Paper mini roses

Monday, March 05, 2012

Hang in there...

Happy Monday blogland friends. It's the first Monday of the month so that means only one thing..time for the monthly Just Inklined blog hop!

Our hostess with the mostest is the talented Tammy.
This months hop theme is get well cards.
I chose this cute little orangutan digi called Hang Utan. Isn't he adorable? 

You should have come here from our new DT member Angela's (AJ for short) blog. Your next stop along the way is Joyce's blog. I'm sure she has a beautiful card to show you. The hop has 2 hidden spot prizes so you might want to start at the beginning and see all the girls. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and relax a bit. 
Blog hop order:
Jeni (you are here)

F.Y.I. - You still have a few days left to get in on the Just Inklined DT call. If you are interested just check out the posting HERE