Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Brighter Days...

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #163 - April Showers...Spring Flowers

Good Morning Blog Land! I am running a bit behind this morning....Arrrrrgh!
The date totally got away from me and I forgot to write my post last night. I guess I was too busy loving on that sweet, adorable, new Grandson of mine. Lol (great excuse, right?)
It is Tuesday and you know what that means. It's time for another fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's
Our Sassy DT Sista, Dawn of Dawn a New Day has chosen a perfect challenge this week...
April Showers! We are having a week of rain and clouds here in Myrtle Beach. 
It makes me sooooo lazy. Not good for my whole work attitude.  :)
I chose my favorite umberlla toting cutie, Calli. She is my go to rainy day gal. Don't you just love her pig tails and that sweet little half smile? She just melts my heart. You can find her HERE in a group of images called Callie's Busy Day. Three images for $4.00!!! You can't beat that with a stick. 

Stop on by the Challenge Blog and check out the beautiful cards made by my DT mates. They sure are a wonderfully talented group of ladies. I am so honored to be in their company. 
Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Calli's Little Umbrella
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen , EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch (flowers), 
MS - Leaf punch

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You're the Bee's Knees

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #163 - Monochromatic

Hello and Happy Tuesday Blog Land! 
It's time to put your craftiness to the test in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge. Our VERY Sassy Ms. Dawn from Dawn a New Day is leading the way this week with a Monochromatic theme. I am a little out of my element on this one so be sure to check out all the other Sassy Girl's creations on the challenge page for some more inspiration. The only thing I knew going into this challenge was that I just HAD to use my new "Honeycomb" embossing folder. My friend Mel is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and she left me a little package on my porch last week and I have been dying to use it. What do ya think Mel? 
Any who...this is the end result of my latest crafty expense. 

Thanks to you all who joined us in last week's sketch challenge. What a fabulous group of entries. We sure hope to see you again this week. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the Internet and as always...
Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Empty Honey Pot
Sentiment: Me and Microsoft Word (lol)
Paper: My Mind's Eye - 6X6 Sunshine Designer Paper Pad
Accessories: Spellbinders - Octagons, Stampin' Up - Honeycomb embossing folder and Foundry pin clips, Creative Memories - Heart punch, Inkadinkado - Bee stamp, seam binding ribbon from my friend Lisa, Stickles - diamond

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sassy Swim Cap

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #162 - A Sketch

Happy Tuesday Blog Land! 
I hope all of you here in The States got your tax documents mailed on time last night. I have to admit that I was one of those procrastinators...mailed mine out on my lunch hour. I know, shame on me.
I am here to let you know what the theme is for this week's crafty, Sassy Cheryl's Challenge. 
Our Irish cutie, Jackie has provided a sketch for us to follow and I know you are going to love it!
I want to introduce you to one of Sassy Cheryl's newest Cutie Patooties. This is Maddie (for those of you who haven't been to Sassy Cheryl's SHOP) and I just adore all of her fabulous hats. This girl has style!!

Here is Jackie's awesome sketch:
Hope you have time to join in and have some fun.
So many AMAZING cards were entered in last week's challenge. 
Great eye candy ladies! Can't wait to see you all again. 
Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Quiet Inspiration
Paper: Echo Park - Clover Meadow
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles & Big Scalloped Circles

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Who Burst Your Balloon?

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #161 - Anything Goes

Good Morning Blog Land! 
It's time for another fabulous challenge at Sassy Cheryl's. Our very talented Jackie over at Jackie's Space is hosting the challenge this week and it is ANYTHING GOES!! ( just as long as you use a Sassy Cheryl's image) I chose one of Cheryl's new cuties this week. His name is Max and he just makes me smile. THe image is called "Who Burst Your Balloon?" and can be found HERE in Cheryl's new shop.
I know the other Sassy Ladies have some beautiful cards to share with you so hop on over to the Challenge and check them out. Once you have gotten some inspiration, get crafty and join in. 
We can't wait to see what you create. Happy crafting y'all!!! 

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Who Burst Your Balloon?
Paper: My Mind's Eye - American Made "Stars of Loyalty" and  Dilly Dally "Celebrate" Tickets,
 Bazzill Basics - Ruby Slipper
Accessories: Spellbinders - Classic Squares, Glossy Accents

Friday, April 05, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Friday!!!
I had a little extra time in my craft room this week and actually got to make 2 cards this week. LOL
Why can't I  hire myself to work in my craft room every day and get paid? 
I just wanted to share a card I made with a Saturated Canary image. 
I just love the eyes on Krista's images. They just suck you in.
This card is kinda simple but I like how it turned out.  

I am entering this in the Saturated Canary Challenge, Pretty Pastels

Image: Saturated Canary - Party Hardy
Paper: just scraps...
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles, Quickuts - banner, Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

All You Need is Love

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #160 - A Sketch

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday to you! Here we are at the beginning of April already. 
It's time to share another fabulous Sassy Cheryl's Challenge with you. Our resident Prisma coloring perfectionist, Judy has put together an awesome sketch for us. I always enjoy sketches. It takes away the hard decisions and lets you focus on the fun stuff....COLORING!!!
I have had this sweet image in my "Sassy Folder" for a while and decided to color her up since it was Easter on Sunday. She isn't in Cheryl's new store but her sweet friend Sally can be found there with her bunny in an image called "Bunny Gets a Home". Just click HERE

Here is Judy's fabulous sketch!!

Hope you hop right into this week's challenge with us.
Happy crafting y'all!!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Calli and Her Bunny Bam Bam
Paper: SCRAPS!! (love it)
Sentiment: Michael's - Dollar bin stamp
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circle, MS - Border punch, misc heart punches

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #159 - Favorite Color Combo

Happy Tuesday Blogland friends!! 
It's time for another crafty challenge at Sassy Cheryl's. Our Sassy Sistah Cathy, over at Ink It Up and Stamp it Out with Cathy Edgar is our hostess with the mostest. She want's us to use our favorite color combo!!
I have so many favorite color combinations and I really think it depends on my mood. When I was looking through my stash of papers blue and green were jumping out at me. I wonder what mood that means I was in? Does anyone know? If you do, I would love for you to tell me. Lol
So, I had colors in mind and moved on to my image. This image of Sally called Lazy Afternoon was just begging me to pick her. So I obliged. The papers just seemed to fall into place after that. 

I hope this card brings you all a little bit of Summer on this extended Winter of cold. 
Stupid Groundhog!! (is he ever right???)

Please come join in the fun this week and check out what the other Sassy Gals have created. 
We love seeing all your wonderful creations. 
Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Paper: Webster's Pages - Life's A Beach, October Afternoon - On the Shore,
 Bazzill Basics - Typhoon & Whirlpol
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles & Octagon, Emagination - Splash Punch, Fiskars - Wave punch, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch

Monday, March 25, 2013

Love Story

Good Morning! Hope your week will get off to a GREAT start. 
I just wanted to share a card I made for one of my Hubby's co-workers. He wanted a card for his wife for their anniversary and it HAD to have purple in it. I guess that purple must be his wife's favorite color. 
I did a little something different than what I usually do and I had a BLAST doing it. I just wanted to share with you. 

Paper: DCWV - Latte stack 8X8
Accessories: Sizzix - vine die cut and Swiss Dots Embossing folder, 
Spellbinders - Labels Four, Labels Nineteen and Scallpoed Hearts, 
Fiskars - crimper, Recollections - Mulberry paper roses

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Daddy!!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #158 - Fancy Edges, Die Cuts and Punches

Good Tuesday morning to you all!! It's time for me to share another Sassy Cheryl's Challenge card. 
This week's challenge is brought to you by our lovely and talented Judy.  She has chosen the theme Fancy Edges, Die Cuts and Punches. Sounds like a pass to have a good time to me. These are the things that make a card grab your attention. I chose Cheryl's cutie, "Mama's Little Clown" for my card this week. I had some coloring time with my Mom and crafty friends, Kim of Oak Pond Creations  and Linda of Turtle in the Sand on Saturday. This is one of the images I colored. We had such a great time. We need to do that a little more frequently girls!! I gave this card to my Daddy for his Birthday. He just celebrated his 69th Birthday. Happy Birthday Daddy, you're the best!

I hope you can take some time this week and play along in the challenge. You know you want to, it's gonna be lots of  fun! Looking forward to seeing your creations.
Happy CraftingY'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Mama's Little Clown
Paper: Graphic 45 - Wizards of Wonder, Cosmo Cricket - Sunrise, Bazzill Basics - Red Devil
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles, Cuttle Bug - Stars embossing folder, 
Creative Memories -  Star punch, EK Success, Stars border punch, Michael's - $1.00 bin stamp

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dance a Little

Sassy Cheryl'sChellenge #157 - Green and White

Happy Tuesday all you Sassy Cheryl Fans!! It's time for our weekly challenge. This week our Irish Lass Jackie, over at Jackie's Space, has chosen the theme Green and White, imagine that! 
Perfect for all those St. Patrick's Day cards. 
Have you been over to Cheryl's new store? She has a new one to go along with all those new cuties she has been drawing. You can check it out HERE. I chose one of her new Maddie images, Beauty in the Making
I just love her hats!!! and I know you will too. Isn't she darling?

I hate that I missed last week's challenge. We were all feeling a little under the weather at my house last week. I'm happy to say we are all feeling better. I think it may have had something to do with the weather. It has been gorgeous here. I can see Spring...it's right around the corner. WooHoo!!
I hope to see your enrty in this week's challenge. Get out that Green and White and get crafty!!
Click HERE and see what the other Sassy Gals created for this week's challenge. 

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Beauty in the Making
Sentiment: Tiddly Inks
Paper: Graphic 45 - Cherished, My Mind's Eye - Blush 6X6 pad, 
Recollections - pink cardstock, American Crafts - White textured card stock
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen and Large Octagons,
 MS - Scalloped eyelet lace and leaf punches, Provo Craft - Bradletz Love,
Offray - Lemongrass satin ribbon, Recollections - Mulberry paper roses

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Nobody Can Be Uncheered by a Balloon...

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge # 155 - Monochromatic "Don't Be Blue"

Happy Tuesday Blog Land! 
We are in the last week of February already. Spring is right around the corner. YIPEE!!! 
This week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's is brought to you by our lovely Sassy Sistah Ann of,
 I Create...Therefore I am. She has chosen a monochromatic theme using the color blue. 
Sounds fun, right?  I chose Cheryl's newest cutie patootie Maddie in this new digi called Ace In the Hole.
Don't you just love her big ol' hat?!?!? I just loved her the second I saw her. 
I just knew the person I was sending this to would love her too. 

Thank you for all your lovely entries in last week's challenge. I am looking forward to seeing you in the gallery again this week. So, get that crafty stuff out and get busy!!!

One last thing...
You have until Thursday at midnight (Eastern time) to take advantage of Cheryl's $1.00 bargain bin!!!
After that all those adorable images will no longer be available. So, stop by the store and get those images you have been wanting before they are all gone. 
Just click on the banner below...

Sassy Cheryl's Digi's

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Ace In The Hole
Paper: Heidi Grace - One Sunny Day, Bazzill Basics - Breaker Bay
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles,
EK Success - Scalloped border punch, Crystal Lacquer

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Not SoSmall

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #154 - A Sketch

Good Morning Blog Land! Hope you are all doing well and have had a good start off to the week. A lot of people in The States had yesterday off to celebrate President's Day. I wasn't so lucky, just another manic Monday for me. If you did manage to get the day off, I hope it was a good one. 
I am back from a two week hiatus with a new image from Sassy Cheryl's. It is called Not So Small. Isn't it just too adorable? Cheryl has been really busy lately setting up a new web site and drawing some of her cutest images ever. I have a link a little further down in my post.
 First, let's get onto this weeks Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.

This week's challenge is brought to you by none other than our talented and Sassy Dawn 
of  Dawn...A New Day. Our Sassy Sistah has put together a fabulous sketch for us to follow. 
I hope you have fun with it, I know I did. 

To find Cheryl's fabulous new web site, just click on the banner below and it will take you there.
You're just gonna looooove her new images. 

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Not So Small
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird (Farmer's Market), My Little Shoe Box - Home Tweet Home, 
Bazzill Basics - Bitter Chocolate
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles & Classic Ovals, Fiskars - Cloud punches, 
Copic Markers, Prisma Pencils

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

You Blow Me Away

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #151 - Think Pink

Happy Tuesday! Has everyone settled into the New Year? I am FINALLY getting the date
 right when I write it now. Took me long enough, huh? Valentine's Day is right around the corner 
so I thought I would get a head start on some "lovey" cards. 
I am hostessing this week's challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's. I chose the theme "Think Pink". 
Mainly because I just love pink, but I also have been finding the prettiest pink papers!!
I had three different images colored for this card but ended up with one of Cheryl's older images. (one of my favorites) I just love this little Bubble Blower digi. I have cropped her and done a close up of just her face for this one. I wanted to focus on the bubble. Isn't she adorable? 

Thanks to everyone who played along in the Birthday challenge last week.  We love seeing all your beautiful cards each week. Hope you all can play along this week. 
Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Bubble Blower
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found "Blush"
Accessories: Spellbinders - Standard Circles & lacy Circles, Recollections - Mulberry paper roses

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

You're How Old?!?

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #150 - Birthday

Have we really almost reached the end of January already????
Well, it's Tuesday regardless and that means it's time for another challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's. 
I had the honor of choosing the theme this week. We are going to be celebrating Birthdays!
I was feeling "Sassy" this week and decided to make a card that might get a snicker or gasp when it is opened. I may need it soon, my friends are getting a little older...but not me! 

I am sorry that I missed out on last weeks challenge but as some of you may know, I am going to be a Grandma REAL SOON!! We had family in town last weekend for the baby shower and it was kind of hectic. After things calmed down I cleaned my terribly messy craft area and was able to pull together a card for this week. I miss it when I don't have my "Happy Time". Lol
Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful Birthday creations this week. 
Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Have you seen Cheryl's new Blog, Illustrated by Cheryl?  She has some wonderful coloring tutorials and excerpts from her sketch journal. It gives you a chance to see her images in the sketch stage before she makes them into digis and gives you an idea about where she gets her inspiration from. 

Check it out!!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Raggedies Bad Hair Day
Paper: K&Co. - Zoo Kazoo Valentine stack
Sentiment: Microsoft Word - McFood Poisoning
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Four and Standard Circles, EK Success - 1 1/2" Circle punch and Flower punch, Fiskars - Paper Crimper, Sweet Petites - Red Grosgrain Stitch Edge ribbon

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Sending You a Little Prayer

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #148 - Clean and Simple

This week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's is brought to you by the letter "P", for Pat! She has chosen 
Clean and Simple as her theme just to make me bite my finger nails off. Lol!
I can NOT lie...I peeked at the other Sassy Girl's cards already and they are FABULOUS! 

I would like to say that I am going to try to be a better blogger this year. I have let myself get lazy. I do go around and see all my Bloggie Buddies' cards but haven't taken the time to leave some love. No excuses, just know that I will try to do better. 

I made my card this week for a dear Friend and Family member who lost a loved one.
I am hoping this card brings her some peace of mind. 
This image is one of Cheryl's Praying for Peace images. She also has a little boy. They are both so sweet.
I decided to paper piece my image to take place of  my usual froo-froo.   

Thanks for all of you who joined in last week. We can't wait to see you at Sassy Cheryl's again.
Happy crafting y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Praying for Peace (girl)
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Honey "Love" and  Bluebell "Bright"
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen, Creative Memories - Corner punch, EK Success - note punch

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
 (use your fave Sassy Cheryl image)

Happy New Year!!
Where has 2012 gone???? I swear, the older I get, the faster time flies. 
We are kicking off the New Year with a super fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's. It's a "Anything Goes" challenge using your favorite Sassy Cheryl image.  I usually pick my image for the week by looking through my image folder. Each week one of Cheryl's cuties talks to me. This week it was her Little Baker image. 
Isn't she adorable?!? AND she is in the $1.00 bin in Sassy Cheryl's Shop!! 
Last week's Snowman challenge ran for two weeks, but we are back on schedule with our weekly challenge.
We would love for you to join us. You can check out my other Sassy DT members cards for some more inspiration HERE. I'm sure they have created something fabulous for you. 

I made this card for my Super crafty friend, Kim of Oak Pond Creations
She turned 29 again yesterday!! (lol) 
She is a big dork like me and likes the movie Napoleon Dynamite...hence, the sentiment. 
Happy Birthday Kim!!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Little Baker