Tuesday, July 31, 2012

You Make Life Sweet

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #126 - Pretty Papers

Good morning all you Sassy Crafters! Its time for another fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's!
This weeks challenge theme was chosen by our resident Irish Lass Jackie. She is feeding my paper addiction with the theme Pretty Papers. Oh how I love pretty papers!!! The hard part was choosing WHICH pretty papers to use. This week I started with the image. I was scrolling through my EVER EXPANDING Sassy Cheryl's digi folder and this little cutie caught my eye. (maybe it's because I was hungry - Lol)

I just loooove those long legs and knobby knees!
Get ready to grab your favorite pretty papers and join us this week. 
Happy Crafting Y'all!!

NEW in the Sassy Cheryl's Shop!!
Cheryl has been working on some colored pencil illustrations and they are amazing!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Little Chef
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: Recollections - Red/White Polka Dot, The Paper Studio - Black & Cream Diamonds, American Crafts - Black textured card stock and a back and cream floral print from my scrap box
Accessories: EK Success - Scalloped border punch, Spellbinders - Labels 18

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bad Blogger Alert and Some Fun

Can you all hear the "Bad Blogger Siren" blaring? I have been such a bad blogger since May and I 
would like to say that it isn't because I want to be. I miss stopping by and seeing you every day over my 
morning coffee. Some of you may know that I had to find a new job. Well...my new job is a bit more time 
consuming than my last. Quite frankly, it's cutting into my crafting time and it really STINKS.
 Hopefully things will slow up a bit and get back to normal soon.

I know it's not Thursday, but it is time for another SHOW ME THURSDAY over at Sassy Cheryl's. I have a few pics to share from this past week and a little giggle for you. 

This first pick is a little tag to go in my VERY FIRST Etsy sale customer's envelope. Yep, I finally sold a card!! Isn't that exciting?!?! My friend Kim over at Oak Pond Creations drew me this adorable little Daisy Flip-Flop image. Don't you love it? Thanks Kim...YOU ROCK!!

 This next pic is of my cutie patootie niece Shauna, coloring Sassy Cheryl's new Jeni's Ladybug image. 
She saw me coloring mine and she had to color one too. Because "you're s'posed to share Jeni!"
Seriously...that's what she told me.( Lol)  She's a little mess, but I love her. 

Okay, here's where the "giggle" comes in. 
I was minding my own business, sitting at my craft desk. I realized I hadn't unpacked my tape runner from our Tuesday night card club. It was in my craft tote behind my chair so I twisted around to grab my bag and the chair and I fell right over!! Needless to say, I DO NOT fall gracefully anymore. Lol
After a big thud and a laughing fit (and much ridicule from my family) I got back up, dusted myself off and went back to what I was doing. Later that evening when I was getting ready for bed I found this on my craft chair.
My dear Hubby took my bathrobe tie and wrapped it around my seat!!!! REALLY, was that necessary?!?

Although I was sore for a couple days and still have the bruised to boot, 
 I'm a rebel and REFUSE to use it!!! So far I am accident free. Lol

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hang In There, Jeni!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #125 - Polka Dots

Happy Tuesday morning! Super talented, cutie Judy has chosen our theme again and I am super excited about this weeks Sassy Cheryl's challenge!!! First of all it's all about polka dots....my faaaaavorite, but mostly excited because I get to show you a new character Cheryl has created for us. 
Her name is Jeni!!!!! How stinkin' lucky am I?!? 
I get my very own Jeni digi and of course you can have her too. She is in Cheryl's shop HERE. There is also another Jeni image called "Jeni Hates School". Lol   I just ADORE her and I do have to say that I was on cloud 9 all week. I just can't tell you how thrilled I am Cheryl. I'm sure all my friends and family would like to thank you too...for making my head swell this week. (just a little) Lol

I paper pieced Jeni's dress with the polka dot paper I used on my card and was happy to see that the dots fell into perfect spots. Sometimes when I paper piece I have to try again because I'm not too thrilled with the pattern placements after it is printed. 
I don't have black hair but as soon as I saw this cutie it reminded me of a Jenny Doll I had from Fisher Price when I was little. I won't be divulging the year in which I had her because that would be showing my age. None of that!! I can tell you that I looooooved her. I wanted to show her to you, so I searched the Internet to find her. This is her, but my Jenny had a blue flowered dress.Can't you see the resemblance? 

I sure hope you can join us this week, Happy crafting y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Jeni's Ladybug
Sentiment: Flip-Flop Creations
Paper: Daisy D's - Candy Apple dots, My Minds Eye - Meadow lark 8X8 stack
Accessories: Celebrate It - Black/White gingham ribbon, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle 
punch & 2" Scalloped circle punch

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Under My Umbrella

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #124 - Fancy Borders

Happy Tuesday morning! It's time for another fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's. This week our 
theme is brought to you by.....our sweet and talented cutie Judy.
 She wants to see some Fancy Borders on our creations.
Time to pull out those punches, spellbinders and die cuts and GET FANCY!!
I chose Cheryl's cutie pie Charlie and her green umbrella. I paper pieced  the umbrella to match my DP and colored her hair red to match a certain little red head I know.
 I just love Charlie's unruly curls, don't you? She is just too cute!!

Thanks to all of you who played along in last week's challenge. There sure was some sweet eye candy!
Hope to see you again this week. Happy crafting y'all!!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's -  Charlie's Green Umbrella
Paper: American Crafts - Spree Umbrellas
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels 18, EK Success - Border punches, 
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #123 - Summer Fun

This weeks Sassy Cheryl's Challenge is all about Summer Fun!!! Our creative and crafty Cathy has chosen a perfect theme for us and I'm sure she has created something special. Me? I chose to POKE fun at Summer. It has been soooooooo flippin' hot here is South Carolina!! We had temps in the 100's all last week and the heat index and the humidity have just made it unbearable. I chose Mischievous Charlie because this is how my hair looks when it is humid (SUPER DUPER curly) and because this is the attitude I get because of it.  HeeHeeHee! It's best not to fight against Mother Nature sometimes. 

There were sooooo many cute entries in last week's Anything Goes challenge.
 Sure hope to see you again this week. Happy crafting y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Mischievous Charlie
Sentiment:  Flip-Flip Creations
Paper: American Crafts - Everyday 12x12 pack, Bazzill Basics - Bitter Chocolate
Accessories: Fiskars - Grass punch & paper crimper, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch & 2" scalloped circle punch, Dress It Up - Sunglasses button, Offray - Lemongrass ribbon

Thursday, July 05, 2012

A "Thank You" card...

Hello Blog Land! As you can see, I had a day off today to celebrate The 4th of July. What better way to celebrate than to spend a little time in my "Happy Place".  I wanted to make a Thank You card for someone who did a really nice thing for my Daughter and I. Savannah had a broken glass on one of her VW's side mirrors and I called an old business colleague to have it replaced. What a sweetie...he did it for free!!! I know it wasn't a fortune but it REALLY gives me a little faith in mankind when people do nice things for others. I couldn't let that go by without saying "thanks". So..."Thanks Tim"! 

I will be making another one with a slightly different theme when I get a chance. Don't you love it when you are working on one card and get an idea for another one?!?
I pulled out one of my OLD wood mounted stamps for this one. I know, I can hear the gasps! This poor thing has been collecting dust for so long and I actually think this is the very first time I have used it. The stamp is a "Just Married" stamp, but I did a little paper piecing and made a new license plate. 

Here's another Flip-Flop Creations sentiment freebie for you...ENJOY!

Stamp: Stampabilities - Just Married Car
Sentiment: Flip-Flop Creations
Paper: Recollections - Red/White polka dots, My Minds Eye - Meadow Lark 6X6 pad
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles & Labels Twenty-Two, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch & 2" scalloped circle punch, MS- Scalloped border punch, Textured Trios - black/white gingham ribbon

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Happy Independence Day!!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #122 - Anything Goes!

It's another Sassy Cheryl's challenge Tuesday! This week our hostess with the mostest is our talented and crafty Cathy. She is telling us "Anything Goes"!!!
WooHoo...free reign, freedom of expression, have it your way, whatever, no rules, no holds barred. Get the idea? Good, but let's keep it clean people. Lol
I decided to make a Patriotic card for the challenge since tomorrow is Independence Day here in The States.  That means another day of making cards for me, it's too hot to do much of anything else! It's been in the low 100's with a heat index of up to 115!! ☼ If you're not in the water you have no business being outside in my opinion. Even then, the water isn't really all that refreshing. Just stay inside!! ☺

I just adore Cheryl's new fuzzy baby Bella! When I saw her in this Uncle Sam hat and sparkler I knew I had to have her. Bella is showing her American Pride. ( I bet she is doing it inside too) Lol

Thanks so much for joining us in our fun Summertime Challenge last week. We would love for you to join us again. One lucky winner will win 2 free Sassy Cheryl digital images!! Remember, it's not required that you use a Sassy Cheryl's image...BUT...if you do your name will be entered in the drawing TWICE! 

Don't forget to visit Sassy Cheryl's shop and take advantage of the
25% off 4th of July Sale!


Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Bella Honors the Fourth
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: Hobby Lobby-Juniper Stars on Fossil, K&Co.-Yuletide pack,
Cosmo Cricket - Sunshine, Recollections - kraft
Accessories: Creative Memories - star punch, Fiskars - paper crimper, Spellbinders - Lacy ovals, EK Success- 1 1/2" circle punch, Stickles - Diamond