Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Here's 3 cards for the SNS challenges tonight ... Challenge #1 was to make a card with "winged things" ... so I chose to use the butterfly in the SNS set In His Time.  Challenge #2 was to use a "red flower" ... so I used the SNS set Love Blooms.  Both these sets were designed last year by my good friend Chris Dickinson for SNS. The 3rd Challenge was to use a cuddly animal and since I need a birthday card for a sweet little girl who loves bears, it was not a problem.  I used a long retired set I have from Stampin' Up!.  All papers, inks and accessories are from Stampin' Up!.  If you have any questions, just ask ... right now, I am going to post this and get to bed as it's after midnight ... and my eyes keep trying to close.  Hope you enjoy the cards ... nite nite all and may God Bless you.

Challenge #1: Winged Things SNS61RP1  
These butterflies were embossed in black on vellum, cut out and colored with SU Markers.  I love to emboss on vellum then color!  Can you tell????

Challenge 2:  Red Flower  SNS61RP2  

Challenge 3: Adorable Animals  SNS61RP3


This shows the inside of the card - it is folded in a way so it folds in and the card closes nicely but opens in a burst of balloons and confetti and presents.  Just added a little extra something for my little friend.  

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance

Well .... the Last Chance list from Stampin' Up! was released early this morning ...

Here is the link for the retiring stamps:

Here is the link for the retiring accessories:

and the link for the retiring Definitely Decorative list:

If you have any problems, just go to and find the lists there.  I don't have a SU website right now .... but you can find most things on the customer website or here on my blog or just contact me.

Items are already being shown as limited amounts so don't delay .... call me today to place your order at 989-729-0164 ... if you would like to have a Stampin' Up! creative workshop, I would love to help you with that too - earn FREE products and have fun with your friends and family by creating one-of-a-kind cards and gifts.  I took a hiatus but am ready to get back into the swing of planning and conducting workshops - in your home or elsewhere ... again, call me soon to get on my calendar - I know we can find a date that works for both us us.

I hope this beautiful June 1st is a fabulous day for you!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I hope and pray one and all are having a safe and meaningful Memorial Day weekend - remembering our servicemen and women should be done every day, but it is good to have this special time for them this weekend. We went up north on Friday and are going again tomorrow morning. We had too much going on here to go for the whole weekend, so two trips it is. But we get to see family and friends so it is good. Coming home Friday nite we had a big detour on I-27 north of St. Johns, but cannot find the reason on the news or newspaper ... weird ...
Well, I've been told by several gals that they want cards, so here we go ...
Here's a couple cards that I have made - and made over and over again, in different colors and using different sets.
This card has flowers from Embrace Life white embossed on vellum (sometimes I use clear embossing powder) and cut out, then colored in with SU Markers. I used the Eyelet Border Punch to make the strips and Rhinestone Brads for the flower centers - but I cut off the prongs and glued them on so I didn't have the bulk. I love to make this card and have given it for many occasions in the different colors.
This card was made for my daughter for her birthday earlier this month. These flowers are so much fun - using the Fancy Flower Punch (Mini catty). I sponged the edges with Regal Rose Ink before curling the petals and putting it together, and added some Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive and Dazzling Diamonds for glitter and glitz. The directions for the flowers are on several stampers' blogs - let me know if you want their websites. I used Rose Red DSP for the card front over Whisper White. The leaves are stamped and embossed with clear powder. This card is made to be handed to the recipient, not mailed unless you use a box for mailing. Lots of fun and I sit and make these flowers while watching TV. I taught my 10 year old granddaughter and she had no trouble with them.
And this last card is a lot of fun to make! The swinging doors are Chocolate Chip with white Craft Ink and the Weathered Background (retired). This has to be completely dry or it smears ... trust me, I know. I used Cowboy Kid stamp set (also retired) and twirled some Natural Hemp Twine for his lasso. I used Bashful Blue for the card and Naturals White and Chocolate Chip along with the White Gel Pen around the edge. I am sorry that I did not keep the name of the person who made the card like this the first time I saw it a couple years ago - I like to give credit when I can.
Hope you enjoy these cards ... you can let me know by leaving a comment.
God bless you all, Sassy Shirley

I'm ba-a-a-a-ck ....

Surprise, surprise, surprise ... I cannot believe I have let this blog sit idle since last July ... chalk it up, once again, to being busy, sick and oh yes, basically lazy. I am going to try again to keep up - if you are a regular, email me to keep me posting my cards and other stamping/scrapping creations.
My daughter Amy from Pennsylvania was here last weekend for my Grandson Alex Coffey's graduation ... Amy and 5 of her 7 kids stayed with us then Gwen, the oldest girl at 10 3/4 stayed a few more days. It was fun but these old folks are used to just the two of us and it was an adjustment along with a LOT of fun. Now it is quiet again, and I really miss them all. I am putting a picture of Eleanor, the youngest at 5 months old -- where it ends up on this post is anyone's guess ... I have so much to learn on how to do what I want to do with this blog. I am hoping someone on my VC Rocks group will do a class on blogging .... hint, hint .... but anyway, what a cutie pie ... as are all her sisters and brothers.
I am also adding some pix of Alex's graduation and the FETCH Formal (FETCH is the homeschooling group here that my 3 local grandsons and their parents are involved in. For a time I taught stamping classes but ran into a scheduling conflict - I really enjoyed doing that! Hope they end up where I want them .... lol ... The pix of the Formal include Alex, his older brother Josiah who graduated last year, and Maigen, his girlfriend who also graduated this year. Very nice looking young kids, huh!!! Also pictured is my daughter Pam and hubby Craig with Alex at graduation and his classmates. Some of the homeschoolers from our FETCH group decided to graduate with other friends' groups, so they ended up with just 6 graduates this year. Nice looking group and the ceremony was great!
Well, that's enough for now ... later, I will post some cards and more pix of what I've been up to these past few months. For now, keep stamping - or maybe get started!!! It is so much fun and so rewarding!