Saturday, November 26, 2011

A fun announcement and a new Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

It's been a couple of days since the big meal, are you beginning to stir from your turkey and carb induced coma?  Actually, I was lucky enough to celebrate twice by spending Thursday feasting at my mom and dad's house and Friday stuffing myself with my husband's family.  Hmmm, that's one of those sentences that really takes on a different meaning depending on how it's read.  Let me clarify, I don't mean that I ate my husband's family, instead I ate with my husband's family.  Anyway, you know what I mean.  

While the food was delicious at both meals, it was the time spent with family I cherished the most.  A quick glance through the laundry list of blessings that have been bestowed upon me makes me ever so grateful and abundantly humble.  My family, my husband and his family, my friends both in and out of the crafting community, my Blogland buddies, and of course, my furry feline babies, have all helped shape my little corner of this big blue marble.  I am truly thankful for each and every one of you and because of you, my world is a better place.

The "thankful" theme carries over into this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.  I know that wasn't a very smooth segue, but you'll have to forgive my clunkiness, because my brain is still not quite functioning at full capacity.  

I have been invited to spend the month of December playing along with the ridiculously talented Kraftin' Kimmie Design Team and was able to kick it off a little early by joining this week's challenge, as well.  As implied previously, the theme is "thanks, so thankful, or Thanksgiving" and I chose to work with Mizuki for my card.  Kerry is the hostess for this challenge and if you hit the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog, you'll see that the design she has used on her card is the image that one lucky random winner will receive if they are selected.  Get out those Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and join the fun!  Check out all of the Krafty Girls' creations while you are there, because they will undoubtedly "WOW" you.  

Also, Kimmie is running an enormous sale in her shop from now until Monday.  Most of her items are on special except for the newest ones and they are anywhere from 25- 75% off.  I know!  That is just 
KRAZY!  Now is the time to grab those images you have been eyeing for awhile and treat yourself to an early Christmas present.  Go ahead, you deserve it *wink*      


  1. Love your creation for Kraftin Kimmie! Gorgeous!!! Kraftin Kimmie is at the top of my favorites list for absolutely beautiful images, designed by the ever so talented Annie Rodique!

  2. wow cheryl what a great card and what a stunning coloring.

    greetings karin

  3. This card is gorgeous ! what a fabulous "fire effect" you've done with your copic.
    Hugs from Paris

  4. Wow, the colors on her clothes are gorgeous and I love the gold foil in the card too! :D

  5. Congratulations on making it as a guest designer. They are lucky to have you as this card proves. Love the embellishments

  6. Wow this card is amazing. I love how youve coloured the dress! I want that dress! How gorgeous. Lee x

  7. OMG, woman! This is stunning, gorgeous and intense!! I absolutely adore your coloring. Wowzers!! Do you remember which Copics you used? I really want to use them for a Hawaiian inspired flower - that's what they say to me.
    I love your post too. Not only are you an amazing artist with your Copics, you are quite the wordsmith as well! ;o)

  8. I spotted this lovely creation over at Splitcoast and immediately said, "It's a Cheryl!" and I was right.

    It's a fabulous card, beautifully colored and designed. I also love that image, especially the skull belt.

    Congrats on your Guest Designing gig! They're lucky to have you!

  9. OMG loooovvvveee this! Great color technique.

  10. Wow - the colour blends on your image are fabulous, quite stunning!

    Nicki, xx

  11. Congrats on the Kimmie deserved!! Totally love this - the coloring on her dress is AMAZING!! Happy to hear you had a great Thanksgiving! HUGS!


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