Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #181 Make a Splash!





This week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's-Make a Splash!  This is wide open---could be a water theme, but those of you who really leeway with a theme, here you go!  Make a splash-with water or color or... Just be sure to use a Sassy Cheryl's image either from her store or a rubber stamp (Cheryl Alger Stamps available at Kraftin' Kimmie or 7 Kids College Fund)

I am the hostess for this one so I decided to make two, one with a newer image and one with an older image-both with mighty cute images!  As I so often do, I get on a roll with a 6x6 pad, i just keep on going so both cards were made using this nautical themed paper.

Summer is winding down, down, down...  I hope you've had a good one.  Now, on to the new school year---whoo hoo!   






Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #180 Happy Birthday!


SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE



This week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's---HaPpY BiRthDaY!   I always need birthday cards so while I was making one, I decided to make two!  I used the same paper pad for both and just slightly varied the design.  The first card uses a slightly older image-she just makes me happy!  Love those Olive Oil legs (Popeye's lovely gal!) and those big crazy RED shoes!    The second card uses Maddie-adorable Maddie who has a vintage vibe.  Naturally, she's wearing RED shoes, too :-)

Join us this week for a chance to win TWO Sassy images!  Remember to use a Sassy Cheryl's image-so many fabulous images...

Other challenges I plan to enter:
Cutie Pie Challenge - 2W, must be "cute" - (1st week) Anything Goes
Make My Monday - W, C6 - Child's Birthday or New Baby Card



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's: #179 Black & White (like a photo!)

Me, again, trying to follow the letter of the challenge-the look of a black and white photo!



I had a little winning streak a couple of weeks ago.  Sadly, it didn't help me win the lottery, but I did win a set of stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie, called Lil' Athletes by none other than our wonderfully talented Ms. Sassy Cheryl, herself!  So, I got inky!  This great MME paper, Meadow Lark, was in my stash-just right for this challenge.  I've been playing with my Fiskar's Fuse.  I have three of the embossing dies-very cool!  This label, behind the cutie patootie ballerina, is one of them.  I popped on a few flowers-oh, NO, I see green...oh, well, they stay!  I colored this lil' gal with Copics-warm grays.  I cut her out, mounter her own some black card stock and cut her out again!

I sure hope you'll join us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.  You must use one of Cheryl's images, a digi or a rubber stamp.  You might be on a winning streak, and if you win at Sassy Cheryl's you win BIG-2 images!!!

Other challenges I plan to enter:
Challenges 4 Everybody - 2W, 3E - (2nd week) Challenge #26: Always Anything Goes (listing ends 16th August 9:00 p.m.)
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - (1st week) Challenge #63Monochrome 
Joanna Sheen Challenge - 2W, SIO, F - (1st week) Embossing - Dry or Heat (ends 24th August) 
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - (2nd week) Monochrome  (see inspiration*)





Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Day for Daisies-

I went over to A Day for Daisies searching for an image or two.  In addition to my "planned" purchases, and I picked up some fabulous freebies!  The images of mother and child take my breath away.  They evoke the best memories of motherhood, the tender moments that make it all worthwhile!


I recently took a picture of my daughter and her baby, my darling grand daughter, that mirrors the feeling in this image.

Total adoration!  Melts my heart!!!  Oh, and for you doubters, now you can see, our darling baby B DOES have hair-very, very blond hair!

And, now a freebie...love this...

This is a very simple card: just two strips of leftover paper scraps, the Fiskar Fuse "Love" stamp embossed die, and then the wonderful image of the cat with the bird, a freebie at ADFD.

Challenges I plan to enter:
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 54 -  Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenges - 2W, 2E, SIO – Week 1 - Cuddly wuddly
Pattie's Creations - 2W, 2E, SIO, include an image – Challenge 73 -Week 1 - Embossing Any Kind
Stuck on U Sketches/Diecut Challenge W, JFF, SIO – Die Cut Challenge - Furry Friends
Sweet Pea Stampers - 2W, SIO, E3 - Week 1 -Embossing - Wet/Dry or Both





Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's: # 178 Anything But a Card!



This week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's is ANYTHING BUT A CARD.  At this time of year, back to school is on my mind!  For most of my life, I've been in school as either a student or a teacher.  I LOVE the beginning of the school year!  The stores have stocked the shelves with paper, pencils, pens, notebooks...  I've always loved the "stationary" aisle!  When I was a kid, the notebooks were blue canvas, the spiral notebooks were frowned on, composition books were big, and fountain pens were the BEST (I still prefer a fountain pen!)  Now a days, there are so many styles and colors to choose from...but those old Comp books are still out there AND they cost all of $1.00.  I LOVE to alter them!

...and I love Vintage.  Figures, right?  I AM Vintage!

Soooo...I looked through my papers and came up with these.  I used Tim Holtz stickers and tickets.  I used some Washi tapes.  The book binding tape is 7 Gypsies.  I put in a bookmark-a ribbon with lady bugs!  I spritzed the book after I finished it...I thought I had adequately masked Max, but NOOOO...so, I colored him up again!  Not a hardship-I love to color, but a bit of a time zapper!  Oh, well!

...and here's the back.  The "flash cards" were cut from a single sheet of DP.

I hope you will join us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.  Be sure to use a Sassy Cheryl's image and remember, ANYTHING BUT A CARD!

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