Thursday, August 30, 2012

Show Me #89

Hip-Hip Hooray. . . . .It's SHOW ME THURSDAY DAY!  I'd first like to take a moment and apologize for the lateness of commenting on your posts this past week. But, have no fear, I have been looking at each of them each day.  Just too lazy to comment and with everything doing on this past weekend and even this week, I saved them all until last evening.  They were ALL incredible and I do thank you for playing along.

So, who was the lucky winner of this past weeks SMT fun?  That was none other than. . .
 Carolyn!
This is from the scrapbook page that she created, and even though this isn't the 'page', I chose this photo because there is something about it that I just LOVE.  Isn't it fabulous!  Click on the photo and you can see the amazing, completed page.  It's FABULOUS!
Congratulations Carolyn.  Just drop me an email and I'll get your FREE image credited to your account.

Well, for the 2nd week in a row, I have NO NEW drawing previews to show you.  And here is why.  Since last weeks post, our 17, soon to be 18 year old son moved into a new apartment with one of his friends.  Bitter-sweet for me, but I'm really happy for him and of course, he is loving it.  He had been talking about getting his own apartment for a LONG time, but this all took place in just 4 days, from finding the apartment, to moving on Saturday.  So, I have been busy with him and also cleaning his room since he's moved out.  Not sure what it will be used for.  Terry will probably move his office back up there.  We will see.  Here are a few pics of the apartment.  Not bad for his first place. The floors are really neat.  They are that stained and sealed concrete. . . .but I don't think it shows it in this picture from the website.  It's really pretty cool. 


So, that's where I've been this past week. . . what do you have going on this week.  Pop in and show us.  We can't wait to see.
You'll have until 5 PM EST, September 5th to post your photo or blog to play along.  It's TONS of fun and it's for a chance and winning a FREE IMAGE from the Sassy Cheryl's Digis Shop.  
So. . . .whatcha got?

And don't forget about the 20% OFF SALE going on at the Sassy Cheryl's Digis shop through Tuesday.  
Happy Shopping!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Show Me #88

Goodness.  Wednesday already?  It just seems like yesterday that I was writing this post.  Good grief.  Time sure does fly. . . .but I guess that's what happens when you stay busy.  I've been working on my Etsy shop, playing around with my new Copics and having a blast!  Errands, laundry, hair cut and color and apartment hunting with the new college student.  It's been a super busy week.  I think I see a glass of wine on the sun porch this weekend.  Yep, now there's a plan.

Thanks to everyone who played along in last weeks SMT fun.  Such wonderful photos.  You ladies never cease to amaze me.
So who was the lucky winner of the FREE digi image from the Sassy Cheryl's Shop?  That was none other than . . .
Sassy Jeni!
Did you have a chance to check out her photos?  I couldn't pick my favorite, so I merged both.  :)  Aren't they fabulous!

Since I've been so busy, I haven't had time to work on anything new except for what I've already listed, but I did want to share a few surprises that I got last week as well as this week and something that I'm also working on in my Etsy shop.
And here they are.. . . 

The first is a set of cards that one of my lovely customers sent me.  I won't mention her name, b/c I didn't write to ask permission, b/c I'm so late putting this post together tonight. . . .but you know who you are and if you wish to 'fess' up and let everyone know that these are your beautiful cards. . . you go right ahead and speak up.  ;)  I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!  Aren't they gorgeous!  I would so love to send them to a special person with a note, but I don't think I want to part with them. . .so they shall stay right here on my desk.  

The second wonderful surprise I received was from of my sassy DT members, Cathy!
She had purchased some Copics for me and when she mailed them, and I might add that she also sent me some extras :), this was in the package.  I totally SMILED a huge smile and I hung it up immediately!  Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!  Thanks Cathy!  HUGS!

And the final thing that I have been trying to work on is some illustrations for my Etsy shop.  These are two of the Kraftin' Kimmie images that I did for this months release and I decided to color them up.  As you can see.  I haven't gotten very far.  :)

Hopefully next week I'll have something in the way of a sketch to show you.  I know you all enjoy those.  :)
So get busy.  You'll have until 5 PM EST, August 29th, to link your photo or blog to be entered in the random drawing for the FREE DIGI!  Come play along.  I can't wait to see what you're doing.  
Happy Posting!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Hop Illustration Winner


We had such a great time on the Kraftin' Kimmie hop and there were SO many wonderful comments left about the new stamp images and my Ladybug Lulu Illustration.  As you know, I colored the illustration as an example for the Hop, but had decided to give it away as a prize.  We had 36 wonderful comments and I used the True Random Generator to choose the winner and the winner of the Illustration was comment #30. . . .
Lisa. . . 
I love her, my granddaughter dressed as a ladybug for her first Halloween, so I'm kinda partial to
that image.
Lisa
Thanks to everyone who played along and took the time to comment.  Lisa, just drop me an email with your address, and I'll get that illustration right in the mail to you.  Hope you enjoy it!!!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Hop

***If you're looking of the SHOW ME THURSDAY fun, click HERE or scroll down to the next post. ***

Hip-hip Hooray, it's Krafin' Kimmie Hop day!  And boy do we have some fun stuff for you this week.
You should be sure to check out ALL the amazing stamps that Mz. Kraftin' Kimmie has in the shop this week.  Each set is simply incredible. . .and here is the new LULU set that I designed for her this month.  Of course, you know, it's all about Halloween. . .and Lulu is super fun, cute and sweet as Frankenstein, a sweet little witch and all dressed up in her ladybug costume.  I just LOVE Lulu!  Even if I did draw her.

Well, I'm changed since last time. . . .although I still DO NOT make cards, I am now getting back into actually doing some 'hand' coloring.  Going back to my college years and enjoying the actual love of blending color on paper.  And I've even opened up an Etsy Shop, where I've put a lot of the images that I've colored, including several Lulu images. . . .which I'm really excited about.
Although I am not back to where I'd like to be, I have colored up this sweet little Ladybug Lulu and will be giving her away to a lucky winner.  She is colored on a sheet of 5 1/2" x 7" 2 Ply Acid Free Bristol board using Copic Markers, Prisma and Faber-Castell pencils.  Sprayed with Krlyon Fixative Sealer to prevent smudging.  All you need to do to enter, is simply leave a comment.  One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Wednesday, August 22nd.  You will have until 6 PM EST to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.



So have fun hopping, shopping and commenting.  Don't forget to stop by each of the lovely ladies blogs and leave them some love as you'll also be entered to win one of amazing new sets of stamps that are now in the Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop.

So, what are you waiting for.  A great opportunity to win some amazing prizes.  

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Show Me #87

Well, it's that time of week again.  Time to share what you're working on for the Sassy Cheryl's SHOW ME THURSDAY!
You all outdid yourselves last week with all the wonderful photos.  Flowers, projects, babies, birthdays, Olympics and lets not forget about the messes.  :)  They were all fantastic.  I thank you all for playing along and taking the time to snap a photo and write the blog post.  I know that takes a lot of time.  So, thank you!
Hope you all had as much fun as I did last week.  And I hope that you'll be able to play along again this week.

So, let's get to the two lucky winners for the SMT #86.  Remember, each of you will receive a FREE digi from the Sassy Cheryl's Digis shop as well as your pick of the witches.  I used the TRG to pick the numbers and the first number to come up was. . . .
#12-Linda. . . .you get your choice of the two witches illustrations and I'll credit your account for the Free Digi image.

The second winner was. . .
#9-Tammie E. . . .you will also receive a FREE image from the Sassy Cheryl's Digis shop and you will receive the remaining witch illustration.

Congratulations ladies.  Hope you enjoy your winnings.
Linda, I have your address, but Tammie, if you'll send me your address, I'll get the illustration in the mail to you.

Since school is quickly approaching, I thought that I'd start working on some of those type of images.  Here is poor little Sally. . . not at ALL ready for school.  She doesn't look happy at all, does she.  She needs a little more tweaking, but will be in the shop soon, so be on the lookout for her.  I also have another SS image that I'm working on, but that one is a surprise, so I didn't want to show it today.  I know. . .I'm mean.  But you should all know that by now.  hehehehe
So, what do you have up your sleeve this week?  We'd all love to see, so go ahead and show us.
You'll have until 5 PM EST, August 22nd to post your blog and photo to be entered in the random drawing for the FREE image from the Sassy Cheryl's shop. And remember, it doesn't even have to be craft relate. . . . . So, let's see.  You know you want to share.  It's tons of fun and you don't want to miss it.
Happy Sharing!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Show Me #86

Has it been a week already?  Goodness.  Time sure does fly doesn't it.  Hard to believe that in just a week, Zach will have been out of high school for over 2 months.  Crazy!
Are you all having a good week?  I certainly hope so.  I know it has been for me.  I'm still coloring, coloring, coloring.  And I'm having a blast!

Thanks to everyone who played along last week in the Show Me Thursday fun.  Certainly was a blast, don't ya think!  Such fabulous, fabulous posts and photos.  And who was the lucky winner this week?  Well, that would be none other than our very sassy . . . .
Shirley
Just look at that creative mess.  Isn't it FABULOUS!  I just LOVE it! Did you all see it? Sorry. . .I had to pick out the one that was the most messy.  Forgive me?
Shirley, I'll get that free image credited to your account this morning.  Thanks for braving the challenge and sharing.


So, what have I been working on?  Well, lots of stuff, but as of late last evening, I don't have anything new to share with you as I posted the newest image  that I was working on in the shop.  Sorry. . . .so I'll share this instead.
This week, I'm going to show and give away two of the Colored Pencil Illustrations that I did recently.  This is Sassy Sally, the Good Little Witch.  When I first colored her, I did her in the grey/black dress, but it was bugging me that even though she was a very 'traditional' witch, she just needed more color. So I did the second one in an orange dress.  So now I am happy.
So, there will be TWO winners this week, from the ones who enter, and each of the two random winners will receive a FREE image from the Sassy Cheryl's Digis shop along with one of the Colored Pencil Illustrations.  Oh, and BTW that was Cynthia's idea.  :)
When choosing the winners, the first one chosen will have the choice of the grey or orange dress illustration.  That's the only fair way to do it.  So . . . .



. . . . get busy and start posting your photos.  You'll have until 5 PM EST, August 15th, to get your blog and photos linked up to be entered in the random drawing.  Have fun and . . .SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  Can't wait to see!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Show Me #85

Hope everyone had a fabulous week and weekend.  Thank goodness for cooler temperatures here in Virginia, but it's suppose to start warming back up, beginning today.  UGH!  Will be glad when the temps are feeling more like fall.  Come on Autumn!  Zach will be starting community college soon and he is thinking about doing Business Management, just like his dad.  Lord help the employees that work for him, if that's what he pursues, but yippee for the employer, because if he follows in his dads footsteps, he'll be amazing.  We'll see how it goes.  :)

Thanks to everyone who played in the SMT fun last week.  Workspaces, cards and projects. A variety of posts.  Loved them all!  Hope you'll have time to play along again this week.
And the lucky winner of the FREE image to the Sassy Cheryl's Shop is. .
Mary J.
Did you see this gorgeous card.  Just look at that hair. WOW!  Beautiful.
In last weeks SMT post I shared with you that I've started 'hand coloring' again.  I've had such a great time getting back to hands on drawing that I have to be honest, I haven't actually done too much sketching in the last week, but I'm working on a couple of things and here is just one of them. Isn't she a hoot!  I'm also working on some new images for fall and Halloween, but those are far enough along to share with you.

And since I've been coloring again, I like to practice while watching tv or relaxing.  Working on skin color, eyes, hair etc.  Here are some practicing doodles.
Always room for improvement, right!


So grab those cameras and join in the fun.  You'll have until 5 PM EST, August 8th to link your photo or blog to be entered in the drawing for the FREE digi image.  And remember, for you newbies. . . .it DOES NOT have to be a Sassy Cheryl's image or even anything crafty.  It's whatever you happen to be doing.  So get busy. . . . .

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