Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello Peeps, how was your Easter?  Speaking of Peeps, I went to the grocery store to buy some for my Easter treat and they were all gone.  Can't find a single package.  I put on a bit of a pout and the "Very Knowledgeable Clerk" told me that the Dollar Store on Glens Bay Road had Birthday Cake peeps and they were only $.75.  Guess who is heading that way today?

Enough of the peeps talk.  I am posting a  fun card I made for the mid-challenge reminder for Sassy Cheryl's "Showers and/or Flowers Challenge".   I used Callie's Busy Day and the paper is from an old DCWV pad called "Linen Closet".  I love how all the colors blend together.  It gives it a calm cohesive feeling.

I used my Copic Markers and Faber Castel pencils  to color Callie.  I tried a new skin tone this time.  I normally go for the warm peachy tones, but this week I tried a cooler mauve tone.  Not really my favorite, but I am trying to step out of my comfort zone and experiment with different color combinations.  The sentiment is from clear set in my stash.  Sorry I don't know who the manufacturer is.  The tall grass was cut with a "Tall Grass" from Impression Obsession.

The oh-so-talented Cheryl Alger Grant is the artist behind Miz Callie.  She is one of the many little residents at Sassy Cheryl's store.  I say residents because these little people really do have a life and personality of their own.  Don't believe me?  Click here and check it out for yourself.  Cheryl has redone her store and has written little  biography's for the kids.   Some of the kids have received new hairdo's, new hats and even new glasses.  Oh there are so many new surprises there.  She has even added a gift card/gift certificate feature to the blog.  You can buy a little present for that special crafting friend, or someone could pick up a gift card for you!

There is still time for you to win a Sassy Cheryl digi.  Just create something using one of Cheryl's  images with the theme of Flowers and/or Showers and link it up here.

Happy Crafting Peeps!


I  entered this in the April Challenge "Blue" over at Kit and Clowder.


  1. Adorable card and super sweet image! Glad you are going to get your marshmallow peep fix!

  2. This is just wonderful...I too love how the designer papers just blend together to give your card such a soft and lovely look. One of your best Linda...Hugs, joann

  3. beautiful card Linda, I like the image the design and the colours.
    Kevin xx

  4. Sweet card Linda.....Sassy Cheryl images are so adorable! Hope you managed to get your Peeps!
    Hugs, Renee

  5. How sweet is your card LInda! Love cute design, a little umbrella and fun sentiment!

  6. Love it - nice skin tones - like me I stick with what I know.

  7. Lovely colouring Linda. Lovely card! Thank you for always being so sweet when you come by my blog. And talking of "sweet" I hope you found the treat you were looking for. Hugs, Lesley

  8. Hi Linda! I saw your post over on Kit & Clowder and came right on over!!!!

    I really like your cards & coloring! Great layouts & such fun images you play with! I'm now your newest follower & would appreciate you following me as well!!!!!

  9. Hi Linda! Thank you for the love on my blog earlier today - was so nice to "meet" you! :) I love that your dog drives... I think my two would love to do that! They certainly can't fathom why they can't come on EVERY car trip!! (Reminds me of a funny story about The Boy, when he was nearly 5 he wanted to drive us all home from the restaurant - we told him he could if he could reach the pedals... knowing of course he couldn't - but what a fuss LOL! It still makes me giggle to think of it! Love the card you shared today, I must go find those challenges on Kit and Clowder when I have a spare minute. xo

  10. It's a cute card Linda!! I love this image and you colored it beautiful!!
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

  11. Another sweet Cheryl design and you have done such a pretty job of showing it off. Love all the blue and your coloring is awesome, Linda.



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