Saturday, February 27, 2010

Introducing the Sassy Cheryl Design Team

Hello everyone! And welcome to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog.  We start our first challenge this coming Tuesday, March 2nd.. so please check back for some fun stuff! We've got so much in store for you with our challenges and weekly prizes!

Today's the big day we've been waiting for. So many of you were kind enough to apply for the design team and after weeks of pouring through all of the wonderful items you sent, I had to narrow the choices down.

I'd like to introduce you to my charter design team... and let them tell you a little bit about themselves.  Please meet the Sassy Girls....!

Hi everyone.. I'm Heather. I live on the Oregon Coast. I'm so excited to be a part of Sassy Cheryl's team! I am married to a wonderful man who puts up with my quirks and obsessions (shopping). I have two grown daughters, two dogs & a cat. I'm a stampaholic... I love stamps, paper, bling, inks, markers.... Who am I kidding I love it all!!! I didn't know there was so much out there until I discovered blogging. 'So much wonderful talent and so many new things to see. I'm looking forward to a wonderful and exciting time on the Sassy Cheryl's Design Team!!!

Hello everyone! I'm Ann and I'm thrilled to be here. Growing up with two very creative and talented parents was a bit intimidating! My father was an architect who doodled and painted in his free time. My mother was a fabric designer pre-family but being the dutiful wife and mother in the 50's, gave that up to raise us. She has never given up her talent or her ability to create-a silhouette artist, a needle worker and designer, a rug hooker... So, as a child, I was very private about my doodling and coloring-but doodle and color I did! Oh, and I loved paper dolls! I found my own niche when my kids were little creating beautiful hand-smocked garments for them. When all 5 children finally aged out of those, I discovered scrap-booking and became passionate about it. Anyone who scrapbooks at least dabbles in card making but it wasn't until spring of '09 that I got hooked. Coloring is, quite simply, a form of therapy. I love adding life to these fabulous images!

I am married to a super supportive, oh, so wonderful man, the proud mother of 5 grown children, all artists (some visual, some performing, some both!), and am a sort-of-retired educator/teacher, currently a care provider for my dear mother. Living in a small, remote town, the world of card making has become a key to my ongoing happiness!

Hi everyone.. I'm Jodi. I live in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii and work as a nurse. I’ve been married to the best guy on the planet for a year and have one fur baby!! I’ve been a lover of crafts and crafting for as long as I can remember. My first craft memory was learning how to crochet in 5th grade from my grandma.  I was first introduced to rubberstamps when my mom bought one for me when I was in elementary school - I still have that stamp today. Being able to have a blog really gave me the drive to create and share what I love with everyone.

My name is Christa and I reside in the Netherlands! A couple of years ago I met some ‘Crazy Girls’ (a club of crafters on the internet) and I fell in love with stamping. Since that time I've become really addicted to this hobby and I also became a great collector of stamps, design papers, ribbons, flowers … I can’t resist all those beautiful things.

I am happily married to Kees and every day I try to find some time for stamping. I am very proud to be a Sassy Girl and I hope that my cards will make you smile!!

Hi everyone! Dawn Burnworth here. I am so excited to be a new DT member for Sassy Cheryl's. The minute I saw Cheryl's images I was enthralled. She has such a talent with some really fun ideas. I have been stamping for 5 years now and love every minute. I look forward to creating along side this amazing team.

Hi, my name is Judy Kreucher. I couldn't be more excited to be a new design team member for Sassy Cheryl's! I was so drawn to these whimsical, fun images after discovering the darling snowmen with the amazing shoes last Fall. Cheryl's images bring a smile with every character she creates.

I am looking forward to creating and having fun with this wonderfully talented team!

Hi, I'm Cathy Edgar. I am a wife of 39 years, mother of 4 wonderful adult children, and grandmother to 13 beautiful grandchildren. I have a great passion for my family, life and coloring :)

I was introduced to rubber stamping through my daughters who create beautiful scrapbooks and cards. I have been stamping for about 5 years. I was fortunate enough to become Copic Certified when the one and only Mary Ann came to Kansas City in October of 2008 for a certification class. It is nice to be able to say I am not only certifiable but certified!!!

I live by the motto that "you never outgrow your need to color" and I'm thrilled to be a Sassy Girl!

Hi, my name is Tracy Jackson. I live in clean, green New Zealand, work full time as a Cheese Sensory Evaluator, am married, and have 2 beautiful girls, oh.. and I'm a Domestic Goddess. Phew... no wonder I am busy! I have been card making for 5 years now, have been lucky enough to be on various Design Teams in the past and are very excited to be part of Cheryl's DT "Sassy Cheryl's".

For me card making and anything crafty provides a creative outlet. I am looking forward to working with the rest of the talented team to inspire and encourage.

I've been stamping for almost 7 years! One of my daughters had a workshop so I felt obligated to go... you know "it's family"... "I wouldn't even use this stuff"... YEAH RIGHT! I was hooked! The rest is history! LOL!

My style? I asked a dear friend how she would describe me and she had this to say... you are a colorist and heavily technique oriented... a "purist" of stampers... very little use of preprinted patterned papers and embellishments (lol... not that I don't have this stuff, I just don't reach for it often!) I am working on that!! I would be lost without my Spellbinder's Nestabilities & Cuttlebug, Copics, Reinkers (for water coloring), and Prismacolor Pencils!

I’m a “50-something” wife of 36 yrs, mom to 5 children (3 married, 1 still at home) and grandmother to 9 (ages 13-4). When I’m not stamping, I’m tending to my llamas! I have 14 (down from 30 something!) that we use for our 4H club, show in competition, take to nursing homes etc. I also spin their fiber on a spinning wheel and make yarn! Oh... and I'm thrilled to be a Sassy Girl!

Hi everyone. I am Jackie Mooney, I live in Dublin,Ireland. I am married with a teenage son, I have been passionate about paper crafting since I was a child and started card making and collecting rubber stamps fifteen years ago so have built up quite a collection over the years, I have tried many different techniques and styles and love a crafty challenge. I organise my own workshops/cardmaking classes here in Dublin once a month (which I love) and have been doing so for over a year. My other passion is Photography. I'm excited about being part of the Sassy Cheryl Design Team!

My name is Kim Rhead. I live in rural Saskatchewan Canada. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I work part time at our local hospital. I have been stamping for about 14 years now. Card making is my passion and am always looking for new ideas and techniques. I am a member of Splitcoast Stampers. I do have other hobbies: knitting, sewing and digital scrapbooking. I am a design team member for Squigglefly and welcome the opportunity to work with the great images from Sassy Cheryl's.

Hello everyone.. I'm Alina Meijer. I'm married and have one daughter, Stefanie, age seven. Nine years ago I started making cards. I know Nellie Snellen and I was quite fond of her punches and dies. For the last two years I have enjoyed making cards. I have a lot of things ''collected'' from split pins to a Cuttlebug and I can say I enjoy the best hobby of all. I'm so happy to be part of Sassy Cheryl's charter design team. Thank you for this opportunity.


Hi everyone! I'm Chrissy and I live in western Pennsylvania. I'm married and have a 3-year old. I love coloring, especially with Copics and love working with digi stamps because they are easily accessible, cheap and sizable. I'm also addicted to collecting papers and my iTouch. Some of my other hobbies are.....what other hobbies?? Copics and blogging takes up all my "hobby" time ;) . I enjoy spoiling my daughter with a gazillion toys and video games, weekend drives with the family, camping, and 5 hour long mall trips. I'm very excited to work with such a talented team and delightful artist like Cheryl, and I adore her work!


Hi Sassy Cheryl fans! I'm Peggy.. and I live just outside Kansas City, KS. I've been stamping for over two years now and prior to that created cards using computer graphic programs incorporating my own watercolored art. Though I've been crafting since shortly after leaving the womb, I really enjoy paper crafts and cards and just can't get enough. My passion for card-making really became unleashed once I discovered digital images... they are so convenient, affordable and very addictive!

I've a great husband and two grown sons, I'm a P.A.M. (Proud Army Mom), but I'm not a grandmom yet. So, you might find my cards sometimes have a feminine touch being I'm the only gal in the house. We are owned by three very lovable, mini "Barky Von Schnauzers" who keep us hopping. 

I'm so thrilled to be a Sassy Girl.. After you see this talented team Cheryl has put together you will know that I was asked to join for my administrative/organizational skills and my humor!  :)

In the near future, we'll have guest designer spots and design team, stay tuned. We love your creativity and interpretation of the Sassy Cheryl images.

Special thanks to all of you. We appreciate you stopping by and visiting. There's lots planned for some terrific challenges (and free images) begining Tuesday. So, we'll see you then! Until then... be "Sassy"!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

DT reveal drawing near!

Well, we're getting closer to the design team reveal date which is a little over than a week away.  To be exact it's next Friday, February 26th.  The entries have been overwhelming and there have been some AMAZING images that have been arriving in my mailbox daily.  To be honest with you, I thought I did a pretty good job coloring my creations until I put out this call.  It really makes me not want to color anymore!   Not really, to me the coloring process is actually where I get to relax.
But when you get images like these as some of the entries, and these are only a few, you just think, WOW!  How can I ever begin to choose?  That's why, in advance, I had already assembled a few team members to help me.  I want to thank each and every one of you for even considering being a part of the Sassy Cheryl's DT, as it does take a lot of time to commit to something like this.  Thank you so much for your support, and keep the designs coming.  Final decisions have not been made, so there is still time to get your entry in if you'd like.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

As many of you already know, I recently started a group 
at Paper Craft Planet.  We are having such fun, chatting and sharing projects. I hope that you'll stop over and visit us, and share your goodies as well.
See you there!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge Cards

These lovely ladies all entered a card in the Squigglefly Challenge this week.
They are ALL wonderful, and I just wanted to share them with you.

Kim Rhead entered:  Lonely

Sarah entered her:  Bubble Blower 

Michelle's entry was:  Special Delivery

And last, but not least:

Heather's entry:  Double Kissed (this image still cracks me up, even though I drew it!)

Great job ladies!!!!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

First Challenge

Still putting all the entries together, but, Lord willing, our first SC challenge details, will be released on Friday, March 12.
See you then!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's DT extension

Sassy Cheryl's is extending the DT call with more information for those of you who are interested.  
Entires will be accepted until Friday, February 26, and those that are selected will be given the designs created in that time period free of charge.
This will be on a sixth month basis to ensure both parties are happy with the arrangement.
Please let me know if you have any questions by contacting me @:
If you would like to apply, please send any entry using a Sassy Cheryl Digi stamp for consideration to:

Below you will find a list of current requirements for becoming and maintaining your status as a SC's DT member.
  1. New images only, will be made available free of charge to the SCDT.  Discount codes will be designated for each DT member, which will enable you to receive a 50% discount for other images that you may wish to purchase.
  2. New images will be released on the 5th and the 15th of each calendar month, beginning in February.
  3. All DT members are required to blog and promote their samples, with a weekly blog during each month.
  4. DT members are required to create one sample for each free image provided.
  5. DT members are required to participate in at least one challenge per month, using SC's designs.  An entry in one these challenges, will fulfill one of your weekly post requirements.
  6. Sneak peeks of your creations are not required, but appreciated, and will also count as a weekly post requirement.
  7. DT should provide, via email, their sample photos to SC, for use in examples and galleries at Sassy Cheryl's as well as for the blog.
  8. DT members are required to display a SC's DT button on their blog or website.
And if you don't yet have a Sassy Cheryl design, you may purchase one @

There may be additional requirements added, but they will be 'simple.'  Thank you for your interest.