This morning there are some interesting things on my Kitchen Counter - a cupcake, a swing, and a cowboy - not to mention the assorted bills, my coffee cup, a dishtowel, and an invitation to an Art Exhibit featuring my friend Barbara Logel-Black (you can see some of her work HERE).
I am craving cupcakes and icing really strong these days (side effect of a low carb diet!). The challenge at Sassy Cheryl this week is PINK or to be exact - Perfectly Pinkalicious! (#169). I used an image from the Avery is Thankful set which I won a few weeks ago when my name was randomly selected in the challenge (yay!). The challenge is still going through tomorrow so there is still time to enter. They are also having a DT call if you are interested. It is hard to get any cuter than a Sassy Cheryl image! Cheryl Alger is such a wonderful artist and she has some super images in her store, Sassy Cheryl's Stamps. You can find even more of Cheryl's images in the Squigglefly store - just in case you are addicted to incredibly cute images.
I actually won two items in that challenge and here is a card I made with the other image called Swing Me a Story. I was inspired to make this card after looking at this wonderful card made by Kittie at KittieKraft (watch out if you go visit her blog - you may lose some serious amounts of time watching tutorials and drooling).
I woke up very early this morning and saw that my sweet friend Tater is the Queen for the Day at SCS. I had to case her right away. Tater lives in Texas, loves western cards, and hates Pink. She has a really big heart and I love her to pieces. THIS is her card that I cased - she made it in 2008 and it still looks fabulous! Here is my version:
A couple of weeks ago I saw the coolest card on Jane's World. She used metal tape to make a steel prison door as the backdrop for her criminal pig image. I loved the look so I went to Home Depot and bought some (later, I found out that my son-in-law Joey has cases of the stuff - urgh!!!). I used it to make my belt buckle on this card. I used a SU! Framelets Label on some thick cardboard, then I cut two pieces of the metal tape and wrapped it around the die cut. Then I went around my belt buckle with a round ball stylus and made some designs. It was so fun and I love how it came out.
Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday! Hugz to all!