Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Maddie is "Smitten"!

Hey there, sweet friends!! Gosh, it seems like it's been ages since I've been in my studio . . . and it's been 3 full weeks since I posted anything here on my blog! Well . . . I have a perfectly good reason!! My hubby and I just got back from a Smooth Jazz Cruise!! That's right . . . we spent a full week floating around the Caribbean . . .
. . . and drinking delicious adult beverages with those adorable little umbrellas!!
And then . . . after enjoying 80 degree F temperatures, we came back to cold and snow!! Haha!!
But . . . no worries . . . snow is melting, finally! And I'm baaaack . . . all relaxed and excited about this week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog! Oh, oh, oh . . . and this week's hostess is my very talented DT sister, Nela who has chosen the theme . . .

"Don't Be Square"

Easy peasy, right? So here's what I came up with . . .
Say hello, once again, to little miss Maddie!! Yep . . . I'm still lovin' her! But . . . be sure to check out Cheryl's store HERE because she's got lots of new digi images . . . not to mention a couple of adorable new characters!! Sooooo . . . this little Maddie is actually called "Smitten" . . . and she's available HERE at Sassy Cheryl's Digis. Here's another view . . .  
I decided to use lots of shapes . . . and create a little easel Valentine's Card!! Here's sort of a side view . . . 
My card "recipe" . . .
Real Red cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Lovely" by Authentique
Frilly Square #10 Die: Go Kreate
Heart dies: Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Sentiment: Penny Black
Pearls & brad: My stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copic and Shin Han markers & color pencils

And one last, sort of "artsy" view . . .
And there ya have it . . . my NOT SQUARE creation! Please pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog and take a look at all the gorgeousness created by my fellow DT Sassettes! 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 . . . and, as always, for your very sweet comments! Great big "sassy" hugs!

7 comments:

Claire said...

WOW hope you had a fab time - I am liking those adult drinks with umbrellas LOL - just look at the colours! Love your card too, great shape and colour. Hugs, Claire x

nwilliams6 said...

How great you got to have some warm weather to enjoy before you came back home to the snow. Your card is soooo cute! Love the hearts and the look on Maddie is so darling! So well done.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card, lovely colours and details.
luv
Debby

Dawn said...

whoot whoo! ain't nuthin square about this card! too CUTE, Pat!!!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh Pat this is so lovely. I adore the design of your card and yes Miss Maddie is such a cutie...Hugz, joann

Linda Compton said...

Ahhhh our shy sweet Maddie looks like she is indeed in love. Perhaps she was a passenger on The Love Boat cruise with you. Love this easel card and all the girly hearts.

Ann English said...

Yeah, right-easy...hah! How do you do it?! I am smitten with this creation!