Monday, February 28, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 52 Spring or Easter

WOW what a time I have just had.  I had to make 5 cards this weekend and take a trip to the hospital and to Charleston and then this ancient computer I am using decided to show it's power over me and not work.  I quick posted the card and came back to tell you about it.  It is another one of Cheryl Alger's precious drawings that I had to have.  To give the efffect of motion, I ran it through the printer twice.  The second printing was slightly off of the first so it looks like the bunny has motion.  (I really didn't plan it that way, I really made a mistake and liked the end result lol)  I colored it with my copics, cut it out with my oval cutter from Creative Memories.  The papers are from K & Company and the floral paper is My Minds Eye.  The ribbon is from my stash and I edged in yellow rick rack for a border.  Lovin the spring colors and hope the recipient will like it too.  No sentiment so I can use it for a number of occasions.

PS: the trip to the hospital was for my precious grandson Jonathan aka Finny.  He fell over his new lab puppy and dislocated his knee cap.  Then I had to drive him back home to Charleston.  He is ok now, but out of commission for 6 weeks or so. 

Whew I am tired.  I think I will go put my feet up and rest before I start my next card.  LOL  Have a happy one fellow crafters!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sassy Cheryl Recycle Reuse or Repurpose Challenge

Well Cheryl has gone and done it again. Another gotta have it image. This one is called Tricycle Fun Girls. If it is a "gotta have it" image for you too, you can click here and get it real quick. LOL. When I first heard the challenge this week all these images ran through my head. Should I alter a checkbook box, a matchbox, a cute jar (but Ann did that so beautifully I couldn't match or top that). I had some old buttons and lace, shaped pasta even popped in my mind. But when I saw the lttle girls on the tricycle I knew immediately that I would use drywall tape as a sidewalk for them to ride their bikes on. How do you like it?

I used my Exacto Knife to trim the wheels and right shoe to allow me to run the drywall tape under the wheels. I left all the digi stick up a little bit so it looks like the bike is really on the sidewalk. I sponged on some SU Soft Suede ink to give the dry wall tape some color. Background is sponged with Brilliance Sky Blue ink using a cloud mask. I sponged a bit of green to give it a subtle hint of grass. I had to use this little dog. It is a stamp I bought at the show on Saturday. My precious dog, Bonnie, looks like her, so I will probably be using it on every card I make, ha ha. The dress is paper-pieced with some PaperTreyInk paper. The digi is colored with Copics and I used Prisma pencils to highlight and shade the hair and clothes on the girls. The little girl I am making this for is strawberry blonde, so I attempted to match. Not real pleased but this is my first attempt, so I will have to do some practicing in the future.

Ribbon is Martha Stewart and the 2 is a sticker on white circle that I edged in blue and then Paper Glazed glued on a larger circle stamped with a Just Write Stamp. Cardstock is Almost Navy and Pretty In Pink from Stampin Up. The DP is from Hobby Lobby - Jen Wilson's Breaking Free collection. This sentiment is from here . Doesn't it match just perfectly.

Hope this brings a smile to Our Little Jillian who is celebrating birthday #2!  Since I seem to be on a "2 theme" today I will just enter this card in a second Sassy Cheryl Challenge, the Color Me Challenge.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday #12

Well Cheryl I took the dare.  Here is my mess.  I went to the StampScrapArt Show yesterday with some of my dearest enabler friends and dumped the mess on my table for you to see.  My wonderful, most awesome daughter drove up from Charleston to go with us and we had the best time.  Left the house at 6:30 A.M. and didn't return until 10:00 P.M. We ooed, awed, gotta have it and laughed for 15 1/2 hours.  I found some things I had been looking for and some that I didn't know I was looking for.

You can tell by my stash that I am ready for Spring by all the pastels I bought.  The Muy Caliente stamp is one I picked up at Scrapbooks by the Sea.  It was designed by a local artist and I am working on a "hot" card with that stamp.

The little "Just A Note" notebook is something my best bud, Denise taught us at our Inky Digits Stamp Club Tuesday night.  It is an altered chipboard book with a stack of post-it notes inside. Just so darn cute.

Well enjoy your snoop my nosey little bloggie friends.  Gotta get to work playing with all my new goodies and I have a Sassy Cheryl repurpose challenge to finish.  TTFN

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Forest Thanks

I have been making my cards with my digis and ignoring all my other "Have To Have" stash.  I decided to challenge myself in 2011.  Here is how it goes:  Every morning I randomly grab a stamp set, white paper, black and brown Memento Ink Pads  and my Copics pop them in my pink tote and off to work I go.  If I don't go out to lunch that day I sit in our break room, stamp and color.  Then at night I make a card out of whatever I stamped at lunch. 

This is the second card I made.  The stamp set is a SU Hostess set called Picnic Parade.  These little characters have so much personality.  I thought it would make a cute group thank you card. All the paper is from my scrap drawers.  I do know the cardstock is Stampin Up because I always use their cardstock.. I love the color variety and the quality of their paper. 

I cut the shapes with Spellbinders and the white swirl was a scrap already embossed in my stash.  The ribbon flower and pin are all from my stash. Unfortunately, I unpack my supplies and put them in storage containers so I don't know the brands.  I need to come up with a better storage solution so I can store the labels with the embellishments.

Hope you enjoy.  I'll post some more cards as I make them.  Maybe I'll even find a challenge to enter them in.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

This isn't exactly a Valentine Card, but it is a lovey card.  The fairy and frog card is a quick cut out from the Once Upon a Springtime line from 2010 Graphic 45.  I picked up the paper at Scrapbooks By the Sea in Pawleys Island.  The 12 x12 sheet contains postcard sized pictures and postcards you can cut out and make into a quickie card when time is short.  Love this line of paper.

But if you follow my blog you know I can't leave it at there, so I paper glazed the frog to give him a shine and hilighted the fairy with my copics and colored pencils.  I had some little pink flowers left over from a border punch and I glued them on for color and dimension.  I used SU punches for the corners, side tag and the sentiment is actually a SU Christmas ornament punch.  The sentiment is a SU stamp and I popped a little tulle and pearl gem on for some bling.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


This is the image Cheryl Alger donated for Help for Katie!  It is the third image I have used from that group and each one has taken me outside my normal comfort zone.  If you would like it, you can only get it at the Help For Katie site.  Click the badge on my sidebar and it will direct you to the site to donate.  I have had so much fun creating with the digis and hope we raise bunches of money to help Katie and her lovely family.  I don't know how much we have raised, but it sure has generated a lot of love from the Crafting World!  We wish you well Katie and keep you in our prayer circles!

Cheryl called this littl guy "fishing days".  I called my card Optimistic because he is optimistic he will catch fish for dinner and the little worm is optimistic that he will escape the hook.   I am optimistic that Katie will beat this awful cancer.

All of my paper is from Stampin Up except the DP and I found that in my stash.  It is very old, I do know that.  I stamped the clouds with a SU stamp "Good Neighbors"  I stamped the fish on the inside of my sentiment with a SU stamp from Something Sweet.  I used a little  Meadow "Flower Soft" for the gras.  Doesn't it look soft and cushy for his little bare feet?  I used a little Paper Glaze to make the sneaky worm look gooey and yucky.  I hit the reel with a little Paper Glaze too for effect.  The red is cut from SU "Top Note" die and the corner punch was a Creative Memories punch.  Brad and twine are from my stash and the sentiment was typed on the computer.

All this was for Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #50.  Sassy Peggy gave us a color challenge and this is my take on these colors.  Whatcha think?

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Stylin Packer Birthday Girl

Haven't posted in a week.  I injured my right hand and have had to give it a rest.  I choose to believe it was due to so much border punching I did last weekend, rather than the arthritis I suspect it may be.

My beloved Packers won our Super Bowl XLV last night so I made a birthday card in the green and gold!  This little Sassy Girl is a decked out for the Super Bowl parties.  Won't she just be the belle of the ball. 

Colored with Copics
Glitz with Stickles
Lenses of Glasses - Paqper Glaze
Happy Birthday Cuddlebug Embossing Folder
MS Daisy
Swiss Dot Button from stash
Bakers Twine
Paper from stash