Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sheldon Cooper?

Here it is, the beginning of  the second week of Sassy Cheryl's Die and/or Punches Challenge.  I am the hostess of this challenge and I wanted to see what you could do with a Sassy Cheryl image and a punch or set of dies.  This week I colored up one of Cheryl's new images' Gilbert's Marvelous Adventure.  I remember the days before Harry Potter when teachers were so happy to have children reading they allowed comic books as reading material.  Oh not for grades or book reports, but just as recess or after school activities. Many children improved their reading skills on those thin little cartoon adventures.

I used graduating sizes of octagon dies on this card.  I like the CAS style and outcome.  The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp and I cut the flag with my scissors and cutter.  Quick and Fun, Bright and Cheery is how I would describe this card.  I really enjoyed making it and it went together so quickly!

Since the Sassy Cheryl challenges went to two weeks challenges you have an opportunity to enter it twice.  More opportunities for you to win.  The Design Team is still making weekly cards  and posting them on their personal blogs.  I have a link here on my blog to each of their blogs .  Click on their names and pop over to see what they have been up to.  The ladies are quite talented and would love it if you left them some love too.

Have a marvelous week my lovlies.  I have been busy making cards lately and hope to get a couple more posts done this week.  I would love for you to check back for a peek.  Hugs, and Happy Crafting.


I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throw Down - Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Life - Walking On A Tightrope

Some days I feel like I am walking on a tightrope and if I wobble just a bit I will fall off.  If I fall then my world will collapse and everyone around me will fall too.  I sure have a high opinion of myself don't I.  Let's face it, no one person, except The Good Lord  is that valuable.  But being the good little Catholic girl I am, I can do guilt real good.  How about you?  Do you ever get that feeling?  If we are honest with ourselves, I think we all do.  That is why when I saw Cheryl's little image called "Slow and Steady Sally", I knew I had to make a card with her.  In fact, this is only the first of many I will make with her.  I have many good friends walking on their own tightropes now and I believe she just may bring a smile to their faces.  

The sentiment on the inside is supportive  too.  Cheryl had that on her Illustrated By Cheryl Blog the day she debuted the Noah version of this image and she graciously gave me permission to use it.  I think it says it all and is perfect for this card.

I kept this pretty much CAS.  Both sentiments and typed in MS Word and cut out with a Spellbinder Die. The paper is from DCWV "Nana's Kids Collection.  The rick rack and pearl "jewelry" are from my stash, cloud punch is a Friskars and the butterfly is a Embosslit from SU.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.

I am the hostess this week at Sassy Cheryls and the challenge is "Punches and Dies".  Our challenges are now twice a month and you can enter them as many times as you wish as long as you use a Cheryl Alger image and you follow the Challenge theme.  The more you enter the more chances you have to win that gift certificate to Sassy Cheryl's store.  So what are you waiting for - inspiration?  Hop on  over to The challenge blog and check out all the inspiration my sassy sistah's have created for you this week.  There are some real cutie patooties this week.  I feel so honored just to be included with this group of crafty gals.

Hope to see you there.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,


Challenges I plan to enter this card in:

Sunday, February 16, 2014

3-D Seaside Card Set

Bendi Card Closed

Bendi Card Open

Box Card Front View

Box Card back View.

My goodness have you all gotten on the "Box Card"  band wagon yet.  Pinterest (I am not and never will be addicted) is full of these fun fold cards.  I made a Sassy Cheryl one a couple of weeks ago and the gals at my LSS, Scrapbooks By The Sea asked me to teach a class on them.  A shipment of brand new seaside themed papers from FAB SCRAPS had just come in  that I thought they would be fun to use in a box card and a bendi card.

I got out my ruler, cutter, Cricut, Score-Pal and got busy.  Once the card bases are built, all you have to do is build your scene.  I used Cricut's "Life is a Beach" cartridge cutting most of the objects at 1.5"  The little silver anchor on the front of the card is a metal charm and I also used a brad that resembles the top of a screw for my tag.  The sentiment is one I found on-line, but unfortunately I didn't write down the site address.

These cards are perfect for mailing because they fold completely flat for mailing and go into standard envelopes A-2 envelopes.  No extra postage required (if you don't get to thick with your embellishments).

I am teaching two classes featuring these cards.   One is Wednesday, February 19th during the day and a night class on Tuesday, February 25th.  I would normally invite all of my blogging buddies to join us along the sunny South Carolina coastline, but this year it has not been so sunny.  We have had two ice storms, (no snow just ugly ugly ice) and an earthquake.   Crazy weather for sure.  But if it is still better than what you have had this year, come on down.  Weather forecast this week is looking good!

Where ever you are stay warm, stay safe and thanks for stopping in.




Always Something Crafty - Special Card Forms
Flat Friend Challenge - More Than One Fold
Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge - Fun Folds

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

Here's a couple of cards I made for a card class at my LSS, Scrapbooks By The Sea.  I used Penny Black rubber stamps, but the artist is Mo Manning. Mo is one of my favorite artists because of her ability to transfer the emotions of her subjects on to the paper.  She is very talented and you should do yourself a favor and check her images out at her store Digital Pencil Too or Penny Black's store for her rubber stamps.

The first stamp is called "Bubble Heart".  It took my heart just seeing the cute little pony tailed girl and the handsome little guy with his hair styled to perfection.  They look so young and shy.  I kept the design CAS with a banner of punched hearts and heat embossed letters.  The bubble gum heart is covered with glossy accents and I added a bit of sparkle in her bow and dress with  Stickles.   The papers are from Graphic 45.

The second card is made with an stamp called  "Garden of Love".  This one has a lot of frills and embellishments.  I quilled the roses, the heart is a stamp from Martha Stewart.  Ribbon border is from Stampin U.  The pearls, lace and ribbon are from my stash.  This paper is also from Graphic 45.

Just want to wish all of you a very Happy Valentine's Day and say Thank You for taking time to visit my blog today.

I am going to enter my first card in Mo Manning's  "Love  Is" Challenge.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sweets From the Sweet

OK let's all say it together.  Awwwwwwww, isn't she cute?  I am not talking about my card here, I am talking about Pigtail Gabby.  I have been checking Sassy Cheryl's store since January 21, 2014 when Gabby debuted on Cheryl's blog, "Illustrated By Cheryl".  It was love at first site for me.  I hope you like her as much as I do, because I have a sneaky feeling she will be showing up on my blog many more times.  She is available here if you would like to come and live in your house.

It is Tuesday and in the past that meant a brand new challenge for you at Sassy Cheryl's.  But last week we went to two challenges a month instead of weekly challenges. Everyone is so busy we thought we would give you a little more time to make a card/project and enter for a chance to win.  The Design Team will continue to post weekly Sassy Cheryl creations on our personal blogs.

 I  needed another Valentine card and Gabby  is such a love magnet, I thought she would be perfect for one.  The brown may be a little unusual for a Valentine Card, but it is the color of chocolate  and this one just may be hiding a chocolate bar inside.

The DP is from My Minds Eye "Good Day Sunshine" collection I picked up a year or two ago.  The little conversation hearts were made on white paper and colored with Copics using Impression Obsession die and stamp set.  The envelope was punched with a McGill punch.  The heart border was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I added a little bling with some Pink Stickles.  The ribbon was from my stash.

I plan on entering my card in these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 2 W, Must use stamp - Challenge #75 (2nd week) Hearts.
Catered Crop - 2W (2nd week) Heart of the Matter
Challenges 4 Everybody - M, 3E-(2nd Week) Challenge #38 Anything Goes
The Craft Place - 2W, 1E-(2nd week) Valentine/Love

Happy Valentines Day Ya'll!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love, Noah

Here it is Tuesday and another challenge is starting at Sassy Cheryl's.  This week it is all about the hearts.   Working on getting all my Valentine cards finished and off in the mail next week.  This week Noah Is All Ears and blowing you a super sweet Valentine Kiss.  Isn't he the cutest thing in his Mickey Mouse Ears.

I love him and Sally dressed up like Mickey and Minnie.  I bought them in digital version and when Cheryl came out with them in rubber, I snatched them up.   So glad I did because they are no longer available in rubber.

I have been playing with my Elizabeth Crafts Glitter and stickers .  This heart is the negative portions of the positive outline heart stickers.  You use a transfer sheet to apply the left over portions of the heart and transfer it to the glitter paper.  That way you can get 2 hearts from each heart sticker - too pretty to waste any little speck of these.  I made the glitter background with the EC two sided adhesive papers and her marvelous super fine glitter in True Red.  Want more details, check out El's tutorials on You Tube.

Sassy Cheryl's Challenges are going to last for two weeks starting with today's challenge.  This week starts the "hearts" challenge and you will have two weeks to enter.  The design team will continue to post new Sassy Cheryl cards weekly on their personal blogs to give you some weekly inspiration, but you will have more time to make your project and enter it.  Check the blog here for the new schedule.  While you are there check out all the lovely hearts the design team has come up with.

So grab your Sassy Cheryl here and get busy with your design.  No excuses now, you have two whole weeks to complete your project!