Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy 4th of July America

Hello people.  Today is a day I have been wishing for for 3years.  My very first post as a proud member of the Sassy Cheryl Design Team.  The very first digi I colored was from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.  My friend Jeni from Flip Flop Creations called me with an OMG, go to this website: http://www.sassycherylsstamps.com/.  Well I did and it has been my first "Go To" website for Digis ever since.

Over these past 3 years I have gotten to know Cheryl and her Sassettes better and grown to love not only their talent, but their senses of humor, willingness to help others.  These ladies are fun  and very very sassy.  I felt I had met my best friends.  I am so absolutely excited and happy to join their family that my feet haven't touched the ground since I heard I made the team.   I am looking forward to designing with the Sassy Cheryl team and sincerely hope I do them proud with my contributions.  I LOVE YOU GUYS- THANK YOU!

It is quite fitting for me to honor our flag on this 4th of July holiday week by using Cheryl's "Honoring The Flag Max and Maddie".  I made this as a center step card for my Mom to display on her bed table.  She is bed bound, living in my home and loves the holidays.  4th of July was always special to her because she was married on the 4th.  She and her husband were Boy Scout Leaders and  in charge of raising and lowering the flag in their hometown.  Her eyes lit up and she broke out in a smile when I showed her this.  She said "Oh Boy" so I will take that as an affirmative.

Max, Maddie, and the Flag were colored with Copics and then fussy cut out.  The stars and swag are chipboard punch outs from Bo Bunny.  The paper is from Reminisce and the gems are from my stash.  The flower on Maddies hat is a punch and I popped a little red gem in the center.

Now you should immediately pop over to the Sass Cheryl Challenge Blog and see what all of my Sassy Sistahs have designed to inspire you with this week.  Please leave them a little love and give a welcome hug to the new designers too.  My goodness there are some great cards this week.

Additional Challenges I would like to enter are:

Make It Monday- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion- Red, White, & Blue
Digi Darla Challenge - Stars & Stripes - Red White & Blue

every since.


  1. Hi Susan I saw your gorgeous card on MIM.Well done re your DT post with the Sassy team it is well deserved. I see you like turtles....I recently saw them in the wild whilst on my holiday.. There are some great photos on my blog (from Saturday's Post) if you get time to look. Hugs x

  2. Great card! Love those little guys at the front, very cute! Saw this on MIM xx

  3. CONGRATULATIONS! I am so very happy for you and you will definitely be an asset to the team! Wonderful card and Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

  4. oh-my-stars-and-garters!!! you started your first sassy post with an over the top card, girl!!! awesome!!!! wow

  5. BIG congrats on your new DT place Linda, it is so well deserved. Your card is fabulous, I love those cute image and wonderful detailing.
    Sue xx

  6. Oh My Gosh! Sassy Linda! this is an over the top work of art my friend!
    We are overjoyed to have you as one of our Sassy Sistahs!!! SO- a huge welcome aboard to you!
    How great that your mom's eye lit up when you gave her this card! I know that means a lot!
    I love every amazing detail of this beauty!
    hugs to ya!

  7. You did a great yob on this card. Lovely backgroundpapers and card shape.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  8. So it's like a dream Linda?! .o)) I'm glad we are both in team. I'm still so excited!
    Love your step card, how you create everything about it. Love flag and stars. Beautiful paper too.

  9. Hi Linda, gorgeous card, lovely colouring!
    Hugs Nela

  10. Oh Linda I am so glad you are on the team. You fit right in with the lovely "sassy" gals...Your card is wonderful and just knowing you made it for your mom really touches my heart. I love the fussy cutting...Hugz, joann

  11. Linda this made me smile, fantastic card! Popped over from mim. Joey x

  12. What a gorgeous Sassy creation for your first card as a design team member. I am so happy for you, I know you love those Sassy digi's and take part in the challenge every time. Congrats, and enjoy!
    Thanks for the heads up on the win too, was busy and hadn't even known I won!
    Love that you gave the card to your Mom, how special! It's a beautiful red white and blue creation and so nice that that is a special memory for her. Can't wait to see what you do at Sassy Cheryl's.


  13. Hey there my darlin' Miz Linda Lou (I know that's probably not your middle name...but it sounds so very Southern, so that's your new name! hehe!)Welcome welcome welcome! I've loved your work since forever...and am so delighted that you're "officially sassy" now! hehe! I must say...the Sassy Gals are sassier than ever!! And I'm lovin' it!! Your card, honey...is fabulous. You know me and step cards...I need a Bloody Mary just to get it cut out! haha! But you rocked this! I'll bet your mom will just the daylights out of this!! I know I do! Hugs. Pat Frank

  14. ...and we are delighted that you are now officially Sassy though you've been with us since the beginning! You've created a real work of heART here, my friend! Such attention to detail and so fabulously fun! I'm sure it will light up your Mom's world!

  15. Lovely card, congrats on your DT spot! Thanks for joining us at the Digi Darla Challenge Blog

  16. Linda, this is so sweet - one of the sweetest Patriotic cards I have seen and then when you combine it with your Mom's story it becomes the sweetest one ever! Wow - a totally meaningful and heartfelt card - those are the BEST. Fun idea having them be by the flag together and making is so your Mom can see it while she is in bed. So much heart here. TFS. Hugz - hugz for your Mom as well.

    PS Congrats on being on the team - you were the perfect choice of course!

  17. What a special creation for your first "official" post. Such a great scene with these two cuties.

  18. Congrats on being on the Sassy Cheryl's DT. Your 1st post is fabulous. I love the bright colors and the layout with the focus on the flag. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again.

  19. You're making me blush Linda. Our sense of humor? Have you been talking to someone else? We're so straight laced here on the Sassy team. Not sure where you came up with that. LOL
    I'm thrilled to have you, your amazing creations and your sassiness on board.
    This is a lovely card Linda. . . .yep, it's a keeper!

  20. Huge congrats - just home from Alberta and am getting caught up so when I saw this wonderful news I had to write. This card is super and you will make a great addition to the Sassy Cheryl team.

  21. Congratulations Linds! I had such a great time crafting and coloring on Sunday! We need to get together again soon. Can't wait to see your next super creation. Hugs and happy crafting :) -Kim

  22. ...oh, almost forgot, this card is superfabulous my friend ;)


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