Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sassy Cheryl SMT - A Little Something New

I should be coloring.  I went shopping on Cheryl Alger's new blog "Just Being Sally"  last night and I can't wait to color these cute little guys I bought on sale (today's the last day) for  $2.00 each.  But, I was blogging while drinking my early morning  coffee and the SMT bug bit me.  So.......

I have been busy playing Clara Barton.  If you don't know who she was, she has been one of my favorite childhood heroes since  reading a biography on her.  She was a young girl who nursed the soldiers in the Civil War and was the founder of the American Red Cross.  Any how, I have been nursing my Mom who caught my upper respiratory virus and now my "dear sweet, never a bad word escapes his mouth  husband" is battling kidney stones.  (And let me tell you it is not calm in my house right now ha ha)  Bust since I don't think you want to see pictures of all that, I'll share my work space again.

OK what do we see?  At the upper left is a book project I am working on that I will share when it is complete.  Hanging from my lamp is a Copic Color Guide that my generous  friend, Shirley made and sent to me. It is next to the Copic case she also made and sent to me.  Didn't I tell you she was generous?  Unbelievably so.  The stack of blank CD's and sleeves are there from yesterday.  My niece in Wisconsin sent me photos of my BIL Larry, who passed away in January and a compilation of his favorite music.  I made copies of them for the family who live here in South Carolina.  My favorite Turvis Tumbler without it's lid (very dangerous, but I was not crafting when drinking, only burning CDs)  There's my earbuds.  I use them to listen to Pandora while crafting.  I see I forgot to hide the cane.  It is my DH, but I admit to using it occasionally when these ole' knees won't let me stand up out after a marathon session at my desk.  On the other side is my prized Sassy Cheryl original that I won.  She is an inspiration for us all I am sure.  Oh see that little diamond fold card laying next to the Valentines. I was using it as a prototype to learn how to make the diamond fold card.  I could not believe it when I flipped it over and the image was perfectly centered.  I did not try to make that happen, it just happened.  (OK, it's the little things that amaze me)

I wanted to show you a close up of these beautiful frilly Valentines.  I made them at a class at my LSS, Scrapbooks by the Sea.   I darkened the picture some in a photo editing program to try to show you the shiny beauty of these cards.  Marsha Nichols and Peggy Dyar taught the class and they are just great teachers.

Now what is going on in your little corner of the world.  Take a pic and show us over at Sassy Cheryl's SMT Challge Blog.  Winners win one of her famous images.  


  1. So fun to see and admire neat workspaces of others! Your Valentine cards are beautiful! Hope both your mother and hubby recover quickly and that you're not reinfected! Stay well!

  2. Bless your heart..I hope your mom and hubby are better soon. Thanks for sharing your work space, and the lovely story.


  3. You are a busy bee dear lady! Your Valentine's are gorgeous Linda. I'm praying for your DH and Mother. Miss you and hope to get together soon. Hugs <3-Kim

  4. I hope that your mom and DH are feeling better!!!
    You certainly have been busy, busy, busy! The cards are beautiful and you're such a 'neat' crafter. LOL
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun this week.

  5. Hi there, I'm popping over from the Show Me post. I didn't know about that gal Clara Burton, thanks for mentioning her I'm going to look her up. I hope your mom and husband feel better soon. I'm currently fighting off a cold so I know how bad it is to feel sick.
    Great V-day cards!
    Jess M

  6. I know, coloring is such good therapy, isn't it? Those frilly Valentines look so pretty, can't wait to see them up close and personal!


  7. I enjoyed reading your post today and spying all the pretty things on your desk. Hope Mom and hubby recover soon, Linda! Hugs, Lesley


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