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.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Say Cheese Please

Well here it is Tuesday again and a brand new challenge at Sassy Cheryl's.  I tell you, the Boss Lady has been really working up a storm.  Kinda ironic isn't it since our challenge this time is "April Showers Bring May Flowers"!  I went with the flowers so I could use this brand new cutie called "Say Cheese Please".  Aren't Sally and Noah precious with their arms around each other and what a lovely flower box to add as a background too.

Have you all been over to the shop lately?  Cheryl has redone the shop, created a whole new section introducing you to the kids that live there.  I think we create better when we know their personalities don't you?  Have you met Wyatt and seen Charlie's new hairdo?  Oh my these guys are precious and are in for a whole lot of fun.  Summer is coming, school will be out so they will be so busy having fun, going on vacation and there may be some new kids on the block too!

Have a need to send a gift certificate to a friend?  Cheryl is now offering Gift Certificates at the store.  Perfect for little cyber hugs.

Cheryl has added a live chat feature at the store and a tab to make contacting her really easy.  She is welcoming any comments or suggestions you may have for new digi.  She just added a new one for the soccer fans out there.  That was a result  of a customer request too.  So check it out and have a chat with her or send her an email.  She would love to hear from you.  Special Hint:  Her Mommy makes her go to bed early and she gets up with the sun, so that's the best time to have the live chats.

If you would like to win a couple of these cutie pies, create something using a Cheryl digi or rubber stamp and post it on our Challenge Blog here.  Remember the theme is April Showers (Bring May Flowers) AND the winners are chosen at random.  So don't sit there and say your creations are not good enough to win.  If you enter you are good enough to win.  We really appreciate  all the time and efforts that go into your creations and awarding prizes at random is one way to say THANKS!!!!!

Happy Easter Ya'll

Card Recipe:
Coloring Medium - Copics
Window, Flowers and Grass dies are from Impression Obsession
Say Cheese is a sticker from Walt Disney World
Plaid Paper is Little Yellow Bicycle
Gems from my stash

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

We are heading into week 2 of Sassy Cheryl's "Just Foolin Around" Challenge.   Even though Sally looks adorable, her bunny ears and big ole purple glitter flower look a bit silly to me.  This darling image is called My Little Snuggle Bunny.  This adorable bunny is a perfect snuggle friend for me.  I love that sweet face and he looks so floppy and soft.

I colored this with Faber Castell colored pencils and blended with Gamasol.  The Happy Easter and two layers it is on are all from Stampin Up.  The metal eggs are brads from Scrapbooks By The Sea.  The ribbon  and pearl are from my stash.  I used purple Stickles on the flower.  The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle and I used a wood grain embossing folder.

You have one more week to finish your "foolin around" project and enter it in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge.  So hurry, quick like a bunny and link it up.  You may just be the lucky winner of two Sassy Cheryl images.  Need so inspiration, click on my Design Sistahs (the link is on my left sidebar) blogs and see what they have come up with for inspiration.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sugar and Spice

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's .  Dawn is our hostess this week and she wants to see some silliness.  Well pink and blue hair is how Annabelle and Joey got silly this week.  Yep and their Mom is not happy with the new hair dyes.  But they blamed good ole' Dawn so they got off the hook.  Now I won't tell you what their Mom said to Dawn when she called her up..............

Annabelle and Joey are the new twins in Sassy Land.  I had another digi all printed out and ready to color when I saw these two cuties.  On went the breaks with the old digi and full steam ahead I charged with the new one.  The papers are all scraps from my stash.  They came from a pad I bought at Hobby Lobby years ago and I don't remember the name of the manufacturer.  Annabelle and Joey were colored with Copics and then I cut them out and mounted them on a speckled background paper.  I made the speckled paper by spritzing photo paper with Dylusions Ink Sprays.  The colors are Bubble Gum Pink and Calypso Teal.  I freehanded the arrow out of the same paper.  Doily and  gems were from my stash.  The chipboard sentiment is from a very old collection from K&Company.  I have been digging in my stash from my scrapbooking days and finding some  fun things to play with.

I would like to say I was happy with this card, but I am only "OK" with the way it turned out.  I had a whole different idea in my head when I started out, but my brain refused to cooperate.  My heady was all "foggy" inside this weekend.  I couldn't for the life of me concentrate on anything.  Now when that affects my coloring , I know something is really really wrong.  I took some allergy medicine and a good long nap.  When I woke up I was still not up to par, so I went back to bed and woke up the next morning feeling fit as a fiddle. Some of you are contending with white stuff falling from the sky,but I am dealing with yellow stuff falling from the sky.  I really don't know which is worse.

Now it is time for you to pop over to the Sassy Cheryl Challenge Blog and see all the silliness the crafty Sassy Team has come up with for you this week.  Be sure to pop in on their individual pages and leave them some love.  Everyone needs to hear a kind word now and then.  Oh and why you are popping, pop over to Cheryl's store and see all the new bios on the residents of Sassy Land.  Just helping everyone get to know their favorite people a bit better.  Leave Cheryl some comments letting her know what you think.  Did you also know that there is a live chat function in the store now?  Yep a button has been added.  You click on it and you can have a live chat with our Sassy Lady herself.  Go on check it out.  She has nothing better to do than talk to you.  Besides she really really really wants to know your opinions and suggestions.

Happy Crafting