Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #81 - Show Us Something Good to Eat

This week that Sassy Judy wants us to show her something good to eat.  Now anyone who follows, Sassy Cheryl's  regularly knows how much Cheryl loves food.  When you start checking out her portfolio, it is apparent how much food is incorporated.  But I gotta say I am right there with her, as are most of you I assume, I love the food sources she chooses.  Coffee and sweets.  Can't get much better than that!

My DD loves to bake and read.  She is going with the Kahuna and me on a trip to Wisconsin tomorrow.  I thought I would make her bookmark to take on the trip.  Yep the 3 of us are leaving the sunny south to fly to the frozen tundra to visit our beloved Italian Yankee relatives.  We are leaving the rest of our family here to hold down the forts.  My son has strict orders not to turn my home into Animal House while we are gone!  At least my precious Bonnie and Snickers won't have to stay home all by themselves.

This image is called Little Baker and you can get her here.  Cami loves this image and I was in a lavender mood so Wallah!  I have seen variations of this bookmark on some blogs.  In fact my GF Jeni made a version of it that I fell in love with.  I chose to make mine in the rectangle shape to fit the shape of the digi.  I colored it with my Copics, used my Cuddlebug embossing folder and a MS border punch.  Finished off with a "lush", as Mina says, brown satin ribbon bow.  The lavender lace is cut off of a ribbon from a floral arrangement.  I loved the bow, hid it in my ribbon stash and I pull it out now and then to "pretty-up" a card. 

Go quick and grab one of Cheryl's food digis and join in the fun here.  There's a prize at stake, plus you get the chance to see everyone else's creations.

Hope you have a fabulous couple of weeks.  I'll be back with a surprise for you.  Take care, stay safe and be happy.  Love ya, Linda

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday #41

All Done!   I have finished 10 treat bags and even made a special one for my Mom.  She has such a bad sweet tooth, she'll love it!  This was my great Sunday afternoon football project.  It has been a great football weekend for me.  My beloved Packers, my Washington Redskins and our college team, Carolina Gamecocks won their games this week.  All is good in the Compton household.  Especially since I am now crafting in the living room with a football fanatic my DH aka The Kahuna.  Ha Ha

What an emotional day.  I cried over the 911 memorials and cheered over the football games.  Whew, am I ever exhausted. I think I will make this a short post and head to bed.
Hugs to all!

PS  It's your turn now.  Take a pic of something you are doing this week and post it here.  All the nosy Sassettes want to see.
                                                                   Twin Towers, New York

                                                            Pentagon, Washington, DC

                                                          Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Good morning everyone.  I just wanted to take a moment to remember all the heroes and victims, and I believe we were all victims in some way from 9/11.  It is still inconceivable to me that there are human beings in this world that can hate so much that they would kill innocent people.

God Bless and Hugs,


Friday, September 9, 2011

Sassy Cheryl Challenge #80 - Wrap It, Bag It or Box It

 My friend Denise shared some of these little brown bags with me last year.  I intended to make treat bags, but never got around to doing it.  So when Sassy Judy gave this fun challenge, I had an Ah Ha moment and dug out my bags.   I decorated the front of the bag with the Sassy Cheryl pre-colored Digi, "Single Boo".  I used Spellbinder Big Scallops Squares LG to cut it out and matted in 3 shades of card stock.  The spider web punch is Martha Stewart and the topper was cut with my Stampin Up Top Note Die.  I used heat embossing stamping technique to stamp a couple of tags and attached them to a bit of Halloween ribbon from Seasons Bobbin Ribbon.

I have to tell you a little experiment to try. I stamped the skeleton with white ink and used Opaque White  Embossing Powder to emboss it.  It wasn't real happy with the results, so I stamped another one with White ink and used Clear Embossing Powder.  When I was heating it, I was really surprised the way the clear made the skeleton look translucent too.  Loved that effect so much better with this project. 
I chose to not cover the back of this bag with paper as I have others in the past.  I just took some of my Halloween stamps and covered the back with them.  You can see how I folded the top note and attached the ribbon on this view also.

Thank you Sassy Judy for such a fun project.  It was quick and fun.  I am now making 10 of them.  Heading up to Wisconsin in a week so I am going to take some up there for some special little ones. I am going to assemble the bags, pack them flat in my suitcase and fill them when I get there.  Won't that make a nice little surprise for my Wisconsin Babies.  Oh don't worry, South Carolina Babies, you will get one too, plus one for a certain friend who put in a little "Am I getting one too?" request.  :)

Fun, fun, fun!  So come on give it a try.  Make a treat holder and post it here.
Other challenges I plan on entering it into are:
 Die Cut Dreams is also having a gift box or gift bag challenge.  
Wags'n Whiskers Stamps Challenge 62 Anything but a card
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Critter Sketch Challege - Anything But a Card
Crafty Boot Challenge - Anything Goes

Have some fun and enter some challenges.  Checking out these challenge blogs gives you so many great ideas for new creations.  Go ahead check them out, you may just in a prize.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Beary Christmas

I bought this kit from Paper Craft Kits.  It was designed by Karen of  Karen, a mother of 5 children still at home, has some health problems and they are running a fund raiser to assist with her medical expenses.  It was the first time I ever downloaded a kit and I wasn't sure how I would like it.  I wanted to make sure it was dimensional so I just played around with different techniques and I really liked how it turned out.  All you do is order the kit, download, cut it out and embellish it anyway you want.  If it weren't for my bad eyes trying to cut out 6 white teddy bears (so you can layer them for dimension) I would have absolutely loved this kit.

Karen has also started a new blog to sell her designs it is called Krafty Karen's Designs.  Please go check it out.  Looking for a card with a punch and in a hurry, these kits are perfect.  I would also say they would be a great project to share with a grandchild, niece, nephew, child or "craft - challenged" people.  Go ahead, check em out and let me know what you think.  I ended up with 3 of them!

I took the liberty of doing this card in my own style.  I decorated the snowman with Polar White Flower Soft and MS Chunky glitter.  I carried  that across as snowflakes around the bear too.  Three colors of bakers twine with a hanging Christmas ornament gives the popped up sentiment some additional interest.  I finished off with green rhinestone gems for a little more bling!

I finished off the inside with the pieces in the kit.  I have not made the matching envelope that comes with the kit.  Hope you try one.  It was a quick bit of fun for me.

Challenges I am entering this in are:

Christmas Inspirations - Glitter

Crafting When We Can - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes and Birthday Blog Hop

Monday, September 5, 2011

7 Secrets

I received this very special award from a very talented lady in India.  I discovered her blog, Cards, Crafts & Kids Projects a few months ago and try not to miss any of her posts.  Dr. Sonia is a real doctor who relaxes by crafting with her very talented 5 year old daughter.  She has a very Versatile Blog with lots of wonderful tutorials featuring diorama, pop up and my favorite Quilling cards.  She makes dough sculptures, shell art, ribbon crafts, you name it, she makes it.  Do yourself a favor and check out her blog.  You will not be disappointed.  Her latest post features ladybugs and owls made by her 5 year old daughter out of a broken nut cracker.  Talk about recycling.

To accept this award I have to tell you 7 things about myself that you do not know.  So here goes:

1.  I was born in West Virginia and my Dad worked for the newspaper.  They ran an article about me the day  I was born.

2.  I grew up in Washington DC (Dad worked for the Washington Post) and my God Father was the White House Chef for 5 Presidents.

3.  When I was 16 My God Father took me to a trip to the White House I met Lucy Johnson (the Presidents daughter)  She was frying chicken for a picnic with her fiance' Patrick.  She got flour on my hand when she shook it and told ME she was so happy to meet me, that she had heard so much about ME. I for once was speechless, but she was very gracious.

4.   I was elected the Most Talkative Senior in my entire High School.  I really don't believe that was true.  I am really a very shy, introverted person.  .)

5.  I went to Beauty School (Cosmetology as they call it today) and Interior Design School and never worked in either field.

6.  My least favorite subject in school was Math and my career choice was Banking.

7.  When I was a 3 a dog bit me so I bit it back!

I would like to pass this on to Theresa over at Gotta Have Bling.  Theresa is new to Bloggyland and has some beautiful creations.    She made some Christmas cards with a embossing technique that is super quick and awesome results.    Pop on over and give her some love.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Birthday Time at Sassy Cheryl's

Sassy Judy is hostess again this week and she is helping us add to our Birthday Card stash.  I dug into my massive (and I still don't have them all) SC file and found these cuties. I hadn't worked with them in awhile, so I decided that was what I would color this week.   I decided to try to follow the Sketchie Challenge over at Papertake Weekly too I hope this is close enough to this sketch.

The paper I printed the digi on is Cryogen White from the Paper Temptress.  It has a sparkly finish to it.  I carried those sparkles into the bike.  I used a Sakura Clear Star Gel Pen with RV09 Copic for the finish.  If you click on the pic and enlarge it, you can see the delicious sparkle.  I also sparkled the spokes in the wheels. I tried something new by shading under the bike with a C7 and B0000 Copic Marker.  I was afraid I was going to ruin the digi, but the more I worked with my coloring the happier I became with it.  I just love the way this slick sparkly paper allows me to move the color around on it.  The girls heads are popped out with foam tape because they tended to get lost in the printed background DP.  Their clothes are paper pieced with Papertrey Ink. paper.  The balloons are clear stamps from my stash and the sentiment stamp is from Artful Legacy.  I used my Nesties Label 10 .  The ruffle edge was made by folding some magenta ruffled ribbon in half and topping it with an edge of the printed DP.  Finished off with Bakers Twine and some gems.  Green polka dot paper is from Echo Park Playground collection and the floral background paper is My Minds Eye  that I picked up at Aww Shucks Scrapbook Store.

When I finished the card I thought I should have used some plain paper in it.  It looks a little busy for my usual style, but I am seeing so many "busy" cards I tried to step out of my comfort level.  Not quite sure I achieved it, but overall I really like the finished project.  Please feel free to leave any constructive comments.

Grab yourself a Sassy digi here and join in the Birthday Card Challenge this week.  You KNOW you need some Birthday cards in your stash!  Have a great weekend whatever you are doing.  Looks like I am heading to Charleston to spend the day with my DD  tomorrow.  That should be fun, hope she has baked!!!