Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sparkle & Shine

Today is the start of the last Sassy Cheryl card theme challenge for the year!!
Sparkle and Shine!
Here is my creation:
I used a stamp from the Kraftin' Kimmie Cheryl Alger set Holiday Libby and Lulu. 
The sentiment reads: Hope your holiday sparkles!   
The sequins come from the Odds and Ends of Some Odd Girl. 
Check out all the sparkle and shine of the Sassy Gals, too!
Happy New Year, my friends! I am hoping it is your best year yet! 

Friday, December 27, 2013


It's been just a little over three weeks since I have lost my beloved Aunt Jerry. My favorite Aunt who has always been such an important figure throughout my life. During my childhood, she taught me to be free and adventurous. Spending many weeks on her working farm, I learned to appreciate the way of her world as opposed to my city life upbringing. Riley played bingo every other week with her. Haden and Trent helped her with heavy lifting and housekeeping chores she could no longer perform. Georgie loved her fudgie squares and Alex was always good for a great big hug and kiss. Yes, she was one of those Aunts that scooped you up and planted a great big one right on the cheek! And...always...she supported and attended their sporting and extra-curricular activities. 
My heart is broken and with it my coloring and cardmaking enjoyment has left me. I made cards just for her. And I sent them every week, faithfully every Sunday for over a year. She adored my cards and right before she passed, she told me that receiving my cards "...meant the world to her!"
As we were packing up her belongings, in her desk drawer, I found every single card I ever made for her! She had saved every card. I miss her with all my heart. She always reminded me that love is unconditional and love should be all you ever need. 
I made this card today as I thought of her knowing with a heavy sadness that I will not ever be able to send it to her. 
But...I know that somewhere up above...Aunt Jerry is looking down and smiling just for me. ❤️

Tiddly Inks

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Favorite Sassy Cheryl Project of 2013

It's Tuesday! 
Time for a new Sassy Cheryl Challenge.
This is a two week challenge.
The theme is to share your favorite Sassy Cheryl card/project made by YOU in 2013.
I had a difficult time choosing my favorite one, but I went with this creation using Sally's Better Than a Thousand Words:

Please click here to check out my fellow Sassy Gal's favorite creations.
Happy Tuesday, my friends!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's Ribbons and Bows

Yep. I'll admit it. My bow making skills are non existent! Zero. Nada. Like no way...it's not happening!  But this week's Sassy Cheryl theme is Ribbons and Bows. My creation does contain a piece of ribbon. That counts, right? 
Here is my creation:
This is a Kraftin' Kimmie rubber stamp set of Cheryl's called: Together is Better. 
What I like about this stamp set (besides the adorable images) are all the different sentiments that comes with it! 
For this card, the corresponding sentiment reads: All you need is love! 
Yep. There is my brown polka dot piece of ribbon, too! 
Who wouldn't fall for that cutie! Now click HERE to check the other Sassy Girl's Ribbon and Bows creations. 
Happy Tuesday, my friends. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stamping Bella Sketch

It's not often I get to join in a Stamping Bella sketch. But this week I am going to. 
Here is the sketch:
And here is my creation using Uptown Girl: Quinn and her Boots. 
I had to move the horizontal piece to the other side otherwise it would have covered up Quinn's adorable boots. 
I colored this stamped image using Copic markers in the following colors:

The sentiment reads: Warm wishes. It accompanies the stamp set which just arrived in the mail today! Yay! 
I used Stickles for the snow and hat. The paper comes from a 6x6 paper pad called  Welcome Christmas from Pebbles which I'm positive that I bought it from AC Moore. 
Well, we are expecting more snow here in my area. I have to admit that it is very pretty when it is falling. I wish I had a pair of boots like Quinn!

Thanks for stopping by...

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Penny Black's Saturday December challenge this month  is CHRISTMAS!
I recently purchased two Penny Black rubber stamps from Michael's Arts and Craft Store last week. I was so excited when I found them in the seasonal stamping section. I may have squealed in delight. Just sayin'! 
You don't see Penny Black  too often around here.
I used Chill Day (or at least that is what I think it is called...) for my creation:
I kept the card clean and simple. This image was simple and fun to color!
I used my Copic markers in the following colors:
The sentiment reads: Joy to the World! It comes from the Kraftin' Kimmie Holiday Lulu and Libby rubber stamp set.
Then, I added a few stickles to the fur part of Santa's suit and used several  sequins. I am really liking the sequin look. The sequins tend to work a little better when mailing cards inside the envelopes as well.
The paper comes from a 6x6 pad from Pebbles.
Out of all the holiday cards, this one has got to be my favorite!
The other stamp is called: Snow Kiss
I didn't get to make it into a card just yet!
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great weekend, my friends!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tiddly Inks #123 Christmas Holiday!

Happy Wednesday!
Just popping in really quick to share my Tiddly Inks creation for the current theme challenge: Christmas Holiday or Winter Scene. 
Here is my holiday card using Minnie with Christmas Lights. 
Really...I have been in Minnie's situation! Possibly more times than I should admit to! 
I used Copic markers to color in this digi image:
Lights:G14, Y18, B02, R05

The paper comes from a 6x6 paper pad from Pebbles called Welcome Christmas. The sentiment reads: I hope your holiday sparkles. It comes from a Kraftin' Kimmie rubber stamp set called Lulu and Libby Holiday designed by Cheryl Alger. 

Well, I said I'd be quick. 
Thanks for stopping by...leave me a comment! I love to read them all! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's~Anything Goes

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday!? 
I know that I enjoyed a nice little break and now it's time to gear up for a busy December. 
This week's newest challenge at Sassy Cheryl's is Anything Goes
For this challenge, I used one of Cheryl's Kraftin' Kimmie images from a rubber stamp set called Carnival Fun. 
I didn't lean towards Christmas or holiday because this girl can only make so many and I think I have reached my Holiday/Christmas cardmaking limit! 
Here is my creation:
I kept the layout clean and simple. Added a few enamel dots and used a corresponding sentiment that reads:"It's so fluffy!"

Of course, I used my beloved Copic markers in the following colors:
Skin: E000,00,11
Bear: E43,53

Back to work today so I am sure it will be difficult transitioning into my 12 hour work days.
 Please click here to check out my fellow Sassy Girls' DT creations. 

Happy Tuesday, my friends!