Tuesday, February 5, 2013

We're going "Back to Nature" at Sassy Cheryl's

Hap-hap-happy Tuesday, my lovelies!! Guess what?? We had snow flurries yesterday here in Richmond, VA! It was so beautiful! I just wish some of the snow would have STUCK! But, alas, not so much! It melted as soon as it hit the ground! And, as I look out my window now, it practically looks like SPRING!! What's up with that? I wouldn't mind seeing a little snow . . . but, nope! I don't see it happening anytime soon!! Well, enough on the weather, let's talk about this week's challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog, shall we?

My sweet . . . and ever so sassy DT sistah, Jeni, is our hostess once again this week . . . and she's chosen the theme . . .

"Back to Nature"

Fun, huh? Now . . . with all my blethering about snow, it would make sense for me to have created something with a snow/winter theme, right? But, nooooo . . . since it looks like Spring, I thought I'd make a sort of "Spring-like" card for this week's challenge! hehehe! I know . . . kind of twisted logic, right? But, the truth is, I just wanted to use one of my new Sassy Cheryl images . . .
You, of course, will recognize my very fave Sassy Cheryl "character", Sassy Sally!! Well . . . let me tell ya, if you love Sassy Sally . . . and Noah . . . and Charlie . . . and Bella, are you ever in for a treat!! Sassy Cheryl has been one busy little artist!! In addition to her regular store Sassy Cheryl Digis, and her daily journal blog at Illustrated by Cheryl, Sassy Cheryl has just opened a NEW STORE featuring some really, really adorable new images! It's called "Just Being Sally" . . . check it out HERE!!

Now . . . back to my card! As I said, I just had to have this new Sassy Sally image . . . it's called "Have You Heard?" and is available HERE. Isn't Sassy Sally adorable? She's having a little chit-chat with a ladybug. Kinda weird, I know . . . but sometimes ladybugs are the best listeners!! Here's a close-up . . . 
So . . . this card is a birthday card for our eldest granddaughter, Emma. She'll be 14 next week! Yikes!! It seems like just yesterday that she was brand new and all wrinkly and smelling just like a newborn baby!! Here's a side view . . . 
And one from the other side . . . (I went a little crazy with my camera . . . hehe!) . . . 
My card "recipe" . . .
Baja Breeze cardstock: Stampin' Up
So Saffron ribbon: Stampin' Up
DPs: Miss Caroline's "Howdy Doody" by My Mind's Eye
Lotus Shapeabilities & Rectangle dies: Spellbinders
Ric rac, pearls & flowers: My stash
Large butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Happy Birthday sentiment & die: Whimsy
Inside corner dies: Whimsy
Fence, inside lace border, & tag dies: Magnolia
Inside sentiment: Stampin' Up
Copic Sketch markers & color pencils

Copics used:
Skin: E00, 000, 0000, 21, 13
Cheeks: R30 & 20
Hair: E27, 25, 23, 21, 15, YR21, 20
Yellows: YR 21, 20, E50
Reds: R27, 24, 22, 21
Turquoise: BG 11, 10, 72, 0000
Greens: G46, 43, 40
White: C3, C1
A peek at the inside . . .
That thing on the top is actually a pocket for a gift card!! Emma's into Victoria's Secret "PINK" clothes these days. Ahhhh . . . I remember when she was "into" baby dolls!! Sigh! And, of course, the special, "you know what-sy" view . . .
So . . . there ya have it . . . my version of a "Back to Nature" card!! Now . . . please visit Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog to see what my talented DT "Sassettes" have created for this week's inspiration!! Then, we'd love for you to pull out some of your own craft supplies and at least one Sassy Cheryl image and join us for this week's challenge! Oh, and don't forget . . .

One lucky participant, selected at random, will win . . .
TWO Sassy Cheryl Digi Images!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit . . . and, as always, thank you bunches for your sweet comments that really do make my day!! Mwahhhh  . . .