Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--It's a Sketch !!!

Our hostess this week at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge  is  the super talented Jackie and she has  chosen one of my favorite types of challenges.....the Sketch!!! Takes half the work out of the card LOL.   Thanks Jackie :) Here is my card using Sassy Sally Reads to Teddy

The image was colored with copic markers and then cut out with my fiskar's oval cutter.  The background label is a frame cut with the cricut and both were sponged with distress ink to just bring out the edges a little. 

I used red and white polka dot dp for the main dp and white for the cs base.  A white grosgrain ribbon simply tied on the left side keeps the ribbon element simple and I love the flower I created for the upper right hand corner.  I bought the i-Top covered brad maker several years ago and haven't gotten it out for a while but I saw it the other day and thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  I tied bakers twine in two red buttons and walla, my sketch is complete,( and I didn't even cheat, too much, I changed the size of the circle to an oval and the panels have larger gaps between, )   and my card is ready to send.  Love the way it turned out :)  Yea Pat, I'm back, I know you  are laughing at my cheating....or my efforts to be good...guess I am getting back to normal LOL.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT and see how closely they followed the sketch...did they turn it, or add flowers and a sentiment or buttons...so many possibilities.  Also check out the Sassy Cheryl's Digi store and see what my Sassy Boss lady has created for you this week.  and as always grab something new and adoreably Sassy and play along in the challenge for a chance to win  2 images ....you can't win if you don't play along and it is so much fun to see what you create...

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Favorite Color Combo

Tuesday and it is time for another wonderful Challenge at Sassy Cheryl's and the hostess is our Sassy Pat, who had chosen the theme, Your Favorite Color Combo:  Love it!!!  Personally my favorite color combination is blue and brown so that is what I went with and what better image to show off this color combo that the newest image I have gotten....Bella's Flower

Isn't he/she just the cutest most precious looking dog.  I love the smile on his face and he just looks like he could be getting into something at any second, but for this second he is offering a flower he dug up out of your flower bed LOL.  Gotta love the little lady bug on his nose :)

The image was colored with copics and airbrushed for sky.   I love the fun dog print twill tape I used for the bottom, always fun for my dog cards .  A little punched fence a couple of stars and a Tim Holtz PLAY tag and hook and chain to represent a leash tag. 

In case you hadn't guessed my favorite colors are blue and brown.  I might have mentioned that.  They are colors you can use for fall and winter and mute them for spring and summer so they work year round. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT cards and see what they have created for you.  Sassy Cheryl always gives away two images to the random winner of the challenge drawing so enter a card to win...We would love to have you use a Sassy image because they are soooo darn cute but you don't have to.  Check out the Sassy Cheryl's store too, I'm sure there is a new image or two also Cheryl is always creating something new and Sassy.....

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Don't be Square--Sassy Cheryl's Challenge

Tuesday is Sassy Cheryl's Challenge day and our Hostess this week is my dear friend,  Sassy Pat.  The theme this week is Don't be Square which means, don't create a square card...what fun! 

I created this fun circle card using my cricut machine and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cart.  isn't it awesome.  I colored the sweet Sassy Sally's Big Cupcake with copic markers and added some punched dots to the cup cake for special treats for her special cupcake :). 

I added the sheer white ribbon at the top and the HB in letter blocks, I tried to use scrabble tiles but they were too big, darn it, but these are cute too. 

I have a photo of the side view, yeah I took multiple photos, it happens...

  I used the same dp and cut out the lettering for the sentiment on the inside of the card since I didn't have room on the outside for my sentiment except for the tiles.

Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you to see and then create a card that isn't square.  Sassy Cheryl gives away two images to the winner of the challenge drawing and it might as well be you, but you can't win if you don't enter your card :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day!!!


Card details for cricut expression users.  The card dial size was 4.5 and the inside phrase size was 1.5  my settings are 4 for  speed   4 for pressure   4.5 for blade green housing ( I seldom change this setting)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to All Mothers

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day.  It is a special day for so many of us who have enjoyed the trials and tribulations of raising our children young and old.  Always with a Hope and a Prayer that we have done all we can to give them the best life we could...

I was very excited today to get this wonderful framed picture from my children and grandchildren as a Mother's Day present, each one of my grandchildren held a posterboard square to be photographed and then they emailed the photos to my youngest daughter who put this wonderful collage picture together.  Isn't it just precious. 

I tried about 10 times to get rid of the glare and this is the best I could do.  I turned off all the lights in the room and no flash on the camera but still got this one spot I could not get rid of.  You can see how adorable this is,  I love it.

My spare bedroom is all done in black and white family photos and the bedspread is black and white,  has a black and white rug, black and white curtain and black  floating shelves, it is  the only room I have actually decorated and I really love it.  This photo will go over the bed.  Isn't it awesome.

Thanks kids. Love it.  Now to talk Dad into the River boat trip!! LOL.

Hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day and I for one have to go to work Sunday night but will enjoy the day until then :)

Thanks for stopping by and do something crafty today.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sew Sassy Challenge

Are you ready for another great Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!!! Our super talented hostess this week is Ms. Judy, who chose the theme Stitching, real or faux. I love to sew on my cards,  sew(couldn't resist ) Here is Callie's Graduation Celebration all stitched up!! :

I thought my graduates would love this image and from my 4 year old pre school graduate Bailey; to my 18 year old graduate, Ashlee;  to her mother, Nichole, (my oldest)  who is earning her Bachelor's degree in Accounting the same day...isn't that awesome.  Congratulations to you all!!!!!  They are all blonde so it fits them all,  and as their mother and grandmother I couldn't be prouder. 

I colored Callie with copic markers and added a trio of dots to add a little interest to her gown.  I mounted the layers together but when I am going to sew them, I only tape in the middle, so I don't gum up my sewing machine needle. 

I sewed the bottom layer with a straight stitch, the middle layer with a zig zag stitch and the image I did a free style stitch just by moving the image through the machine freely...my favorite. 

I accented the image with 3 beautiful hand made rolled roses sponged with pink ink and tied the card with green and white checked gingham ribbon.  I thought the sentiment was perfect for a graduate going out into the world.

Be sure you stop by the Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT sewed up for you.  I am sure that Sassy Cheryl has something new cooked up for you too!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have I mentioned how good it feels to be back creating Sassy Cheryl's cards again. 

Have a wonderful creative day.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--May flowers

Yeah, Tuesday means time for Sassy Cheryl's Challenge, and to continue the Spring Theme Jeni, our hostess this week, continues with May Flowers for the theme.  I chose the adorable Sassy Sally Flowers
I think that Sassy Sally looks so cute sitting on this toad stool holding her potted plants, which represent my May Flowers.  The image was colored with copic markers and then cut out with a Spellbinder die and airbrushed while still in the die. 

In keeping with the polka dot theme I mounted the main image on craft which I popped up on foam on the green and brown dp, 

The green and white bakers twine was wrapped around the center layer and tied in a bow.  I added a orange bracket in the upper left corner which started out gold and I airbrushed orange to match the card theme.  In the lower left corner I added an orange and white checked ribbon tab for interest.  Two green butterflies in the upper right corner help add to the Spring theme and I just like butterflies.  That's my story and I'm stickin to it....

Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog and see what the other DT members have created for you to drool over....then run to the store as Sassy Cheryl has created the cutest new images that are just PERFECT for this challenge....and they are just darn cute besides!!!Once you have created your card or project be sure to enter it in the Challenge for a chance to win a Sassy Image or two...

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.