Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Flower Power!

Hey there "Sassy" friends! Happy Tuesday! I'm back from vacation...a wee bit tanner...and a bigger bit chubbier (from all the fabulous food and wine, of course!!!) Ahhhh...but it was soooo relaxing...even with our brief visit from Tropical Storm Maria! hehehe! See that "head" bobbing in the water?? That's me...at the beach in Anse Marcel in St. Martin (the French side of the island). (Like I would ever post a pic of me in a swimsuit...bwahahahaha!!)

So...now that vacay is behind us, it's time for me to start gearing up for fall birthdays and holidays! It's also time for another fabulously fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog! Our hostess once again this week is our very own Miz Jackie...and for our challenge theme this week, she's chosen...

Flower Power

Fun, huh?! Well...I knew immediately which Sassy Cheryl image I'd use for this week's challenge! (From the looks of things, several of my Sassy DT Sistahs had the same idea! Great minds think alike, I guess! LOL!)

This little darlin' is called "My Little Flower" (there's a boy version too!) and she's available from Sassy Cheryl's Digis HERE. I just love her goofy little smile and hairdo! (I used to wear my hair like this about 50 years ago!!)...and those skinny legs! hehehe! They just crack me up! Here's a slightly different angle....

I used Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, and Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up) cardstock...and DPs are from Heidi Grace. The sentiments and ribbon also came from Stampin' Up...and the flowers and pearls are from my stash!! I colored this cutie with Prismacolor pencils and Mineral Spirits for blending...it took me an entire evening! I'm still a little "wobbly" and unsure of myself with pencils...and I stress over color choice for layering and mixing. But I'll get there...some day...with practice and patience, I'm quite sure!! Here's a peek at the inside...

And one more of the inside...with the note card removed from its handy dandy little pocket!

Alright my lovelies, it's time to pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog to check out the gorgeous work by my talented DT sisters!! Then you'll want to pull out your own craft supplies and choose one (or more, if you like) of Sassy Cheryl's images (You can find an amazing collection of digi images at Sassy Cheryl's HERE) and get busy making your own little project following this week's "Flower Power" theme! And...remember to link your finished project to this week's challenge...because one lucky participant (selected at random) will win a $5.00 digi credit to spend at Sassy Cheryl's.!!

Thanks so much for visiting...and for your sweet comments that always make my day! Have a great week...Hugsssssssss...until next time!


Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Pat, love those papers...so pretty, and a really cute image.I love the birthday tag, and the beautiful inside of the card.
So glad you had a wonderful time on holiday....


Sharon said...

Welcome back Pat. Your card is fabulous. Just love the papers and colours you've chosen... hugs Sharon

Sassy Cheryl said...

Well, I guess great minds DO think alike then, don't they!!!
This is gorgeous Pat and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that paper! How gorgeous is that!!!!
Love the extra photos as always too. Gives the whole 'feel' of the card!

Glad you had a good time on your 'vacay' and glad that you're home safely!

Dorcas said...

What a beautiful card, Pat! You really do floor me every time. Each one is like a perfectly wrapped gift, so gorgeous!
I'm glad you got back safely too! Looks like you had loads of fun. :-)

Danielle said...

Sooooooooo pretty Pat! I love your layout inside and out. Such a cute little image, your coloring is just awesome. Love the ribbon with the 2 little bows so dainty and cute detail. gorgeous flowers.
Have alovely day... I can't help thinking I would love to be in that blue sea.

Dawn said...

love your little head bobbin out there! just a tad jealous here!

yup, great minds!! this is over-the-top fabulous! INside and out!!!

fairysparkle said...

Pat stunning love thst you do the inside as well
i have been doing thst for some while now and
i think it really finishes it off.
Love. the colours and your design is gorge as always xx

Debbie said...

Well Pat, what can I say, you out do yourself each and every time I visit your blog, I love the color combo and your sweet little Sassy Cheryl is adorable. Your coloring as always is amazing. Glad you are home safe and sound, missed you!!!


Barb said...

Pat, welcome home! I'm glad you had a great vacation. This card is just gorgeous! Love the image and your coloring, of course! So many details I just keep finding more treasures all over this card! I'm likin' the theme this week since I have a bunch of birthday cards to make, too, and Cheryl's flowers are the BEST for them! Big hugs headed your way.

paola said...

the inside aswell as the outside of this little ensemble is just fabulous! i love how you dbl stranded the ribbon on the front of the card and pulled everything together for the inside, you are just too clever!
As for the head bobbing in the ocean, it sure looks like you had fun and that tan that you worked on while you were away is just great, you look so healthy and well rested.

jkreucher said...

Oh My Goodness!!! this is a true work of art from the heart!
Every detail~amazing!
the inside is like a couple of other cards... you have three cards in one:):)
I love everything!

Cathy said...

WElcome back dear Pat!!! Yep, that would be me in the water as well, I love your image and the coloring is gorgeous. The flowers and ribbons are so perfect for your image. So glad you are back so I get to come visit you blog and read your wonderful posts and see your beautiful creations :)

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Pat - I love what you did with the inside!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card Pat both inside and out, loving all that detail and your colouring is beautiful too.

Grenouille Greetings said...

oh she is a little darlin! Lovely colour work, lovely papers and fabulous inside/ouside design Pat! Hugs, Lesley

Barb Hardeman said...

Looks like vaccy hasn't slowed your MOJO down one little bit! This card is adorable! Your pictures of the water are wonderful - can't image how wonderful it would be to live down there on a full time basis! Love the layout of this card and of course all that stress over the coloring was well worth it. Your coloring is impeccable! Whatever medium you use it works out perfectly.
Glad you had a great time chillaxin!!

Heather Huggins said...

I love it.. Great minds think a like.