Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches Design Team Call!!!!

It is that time again!

We are looking for a few talented layout and card designers for Sassy Lil' Sketches and Sassy Lil' Card Sketches.

How to apply for our August '11 to January '12 Sassy Team

Please send an e-mail to with the following information:

1) specify LAYOUT or CARD DT in e-mail subject line

2) your full name

3) your email address

4) your blog address (or online gallery if you do not have a blog)

5) a short bio

6) one layout or card (depending on which team in which you are applying) based

on any Sassy Lil' Sketch/Sassy Lil' Card Sketch on our blogs. Please include the date of the sketch you used.

7) one layout or card (depending on the team in which you are applying) that showcases your individual style.

We welcome international applicants.

Sassy Lil' Sketches expectations:

1) Layout Sassies: Create one layout a month based on a Sassy Lil' Sketch.

Card Sassies: Create two cards a month based on

Sassy Lil' Card Sketches.

2) Share your monthly Sassy Lil' Sketch creation(s) on your blog and any online galleries which will allow you to do so.

3) Join our Sassy Lil' Sketches Forum. While active participation is not a requirement, it is encouraged. The forum is how we will communicate with our Sassy DT.

A note from us:

Our sketches are designed by Cherie to be shared with the scrappy world. We maintain the two sketch blogs for fun and inspiration. At this time there is no compensation for our Sassy DT members except the pure joy in inspiring others to create. We hope you will apply to be one of our Sassies!

Thank you,

Cherie and Katie

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June Mid-Month Mix Up!

Sara from a Piece of Scrap asked me to create a sketch for their Mid-Month Mix Up....Today is the 1st day!!!!

If you love circles, this sketch is right up your alley! If you create a sketch, make sure you stop by Piece of Scrap & post it!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Sassy Sketch Reveal

It's the 14th & that means there are new sketches at Sassy Lil' Sketches!

I gotta say that I LOVE this one! Obviously, I'm partial to these sketches (for a good reason) but I LOVE this one! The design team really did some amazing work with it! You need to check it out!!

If you create a sketch using this layout, make sure you upload it somewhere online & share the link with us on Sassy! You'll be entered in the prize drawings! You can enter as many times as you want....You just need to create that many layouts using this sketch! Or create cards using the card sketch! We always have the most generous sponsors so if you win, you're definitely going to get something awesome!!!

Don't forget, we also have a card sketch up on the card blog! I'd love to add some followers on to that site so if you can share it with your friends, I'd be eternally grateful! ;)

If you're looking for a fun place to hang out, check out the Sassy forum! We'd love to have you there!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

SLS June 7th Reveal & My 1st Ever Quilt

It's another awesome month at Sassy Lil' Sketches! We just have the best sponsors! They're so generous it just amazes me - especially since we don't have any guidelines for a suggested prize.

Anyway, the June 7th reveal was yesterday on both the Layout & Card Sketch blogs and as always, I've come through with a couple fabulous sketches! ;) Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice? lol If you know me, I'm sure you can!

If you think I create fabulous sketches, wait until you see what the design team has done with them! WOW! You'll see, THEY are the fabulous ones!

Use the sketches to create a layout or card and link it up to the blogs to win one of the terrific prizes from our sponsors!! You can enter as many times as you'd like so get to scrapping/card making! You have all month!

I have to admit that I've been slacking a little (okay, maybe A LOT) on scrapbooking and card making! It's a tad bit embarrassing to admit that I create all these sketches and I can't remember the last time I scrapped! EEK! But, I have a good reason....Really, I do!

I started quilting and sewing! YAY me!

Somehow, some way, sewing on my scrap pages/cards made me start sewing on fabric. If you know me a couple years ago, you would be totally shocked! In fact, the only reason I even had a sewing machine was because Jimbo built a play house out of PVC when I was a daycare provider and we needed to create the fabric cover for the play house.....And Jimbo sewed it! (True story!)

That machine broke last year after sewing on one too many scrapbook pages and Jimbo insisted on buying me a decent machine. My mom happened to be with us when we were shopping & she ended up with a machine too. I've since upgraded the "decent" machine I bought last year and so has my mom!

A few weeks ago, my mom and I took a class to become certified Sulky instructors. I don't know if I'll ever teach sewing "professionally" but I'm certain I'll be mentoring a few of my scrapping friends! I learned to free motion quilt at that class and I used that knowledge on this quilt....

So, here's my first ever quilt! I must admit I'm in love! I made it to sit exactly where it is.....On the new leather sectional. I have enough fabric to make some pillows to match. I think I'm going to try to find some more fabric to make another quilt to match....Not the same quilt but another quilt using that same fabric. That leather is chilly to sit on and we have a big ole' family so one quilt is NOT enough!

Thanks for looking! I hope you drop by Sassy Lil' Sketches to find your scrapping mojo!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! We had a terrific time! Although, it was interesting.....Jimbo tried to burn down the house when he was boiling water. Yes, water CAN catch on fire. Who knew? We do now. AND Parker swears that colored eggs lose their color if they get cold so we cannot take them out of the refrigerator.....

Yep, it's always interesting. lol

If you haven't checked out the new sketches at Sassy, make sure you do! We have lots of prizes to give away this month!

Monday, February 28, 2011

February 28th Reveal at Sassy!

Today is another Sassy Reveal on both the layout and the card blog! Make sure you check it out!

Here is today's layout sketch:

We have three amazing sponsors this month! The prizes they're giving away make it worth your time to create a layout or card and link it!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Easy Tiger....

On my lunch hour yesterday, Jimbo, Levi and Parker picked me up for our lunch date. While we were driving, Parker and I were in the backseat and this pop can on the floor kept attacking me. Finally, I'd had enough and started smashing the pop can.

Parker held out his hand and said, "Whoa, whoa, whoa! Easy tiger!!!"

LOL The things that kid says......I'm wondering where he heard that!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches February 14th Reveal

Happy Valentines Day!!! I hope you're getting spoiled today!

Check out the blogs to see the sketches! and

The Sassy Lil' Sketches sponsors this month are Expressions Vinyl and Laurette's Digital Stamps!

The Sassy Lil' Card Sketches sponsor this month is Cosmo Cricket!

You have until March 5th to complete your layouts and cards! I can't wait to see what you do!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blog Candy!!!

Brenda Rose from the Sassy Lil'Sketches design team is giving away some blog candy because she's almost to 300 followers!

If you can, please help her make it to 300 by signing up to follow her if you haven't already! You'll be helping yourself out too because Brenda is very inspiring! I love her!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches February 7th Reveal

What a reveal it is today!!! We have MORE exciting changes at Sassy! WOOHOO!

We've added a card blog! We'll be releasing weekly card sketches! The blog address is You can access it from too!

The Sassy Lil' Card Sketches blog will be awarding a monthly prize to a lucky participant! The rules are the same as the layout blog....

This week's layout sketch:

This week's card sketch:

The Sassy Lil' Card Sketches sponsor this month is Cosmo Cricket!

You have until March 5th to complete your layouts and cards! I can't wait to see what you do!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The big 4-0

Yesterday was my birthday! I am now the big 4-0!

I share my birthday with my oldest son, Levi. He was born on my 21st birthday exactly 21 years and 12 hours after I was born - to the minute! Weird - huh? Anyway, he turned 19 yesterday. I think I'm having a harder time with that than turning 40! It seems like just yesterday that he was a beautiful little baby boy. Now, he's a handsome man! EEK!

Jimbo went above and beyond this year! Saturday, he took me to Omaha for the night. It was extra special we haven't stayed in a hotel alone since before Parker was born. Actually, I don't think we've been alone overnight anywhere!

Plus, we went shopping! He bought stuff for me from Archivers, Sephora, Victoria Secret and Barnes & Noble! Hooray! Best of all, he bought me a Color Nook!

He surprised me with a carriage ride in the Old Market! It was incredibly sweet because we took the carriage through the park where we had pictures taken with Parker when he was just a tiny baby. Awww!

Afterwards, we went to a lovely Mexican restaurant and discovered we're incredibly old and stuffy! lol It seemed like everyone there was drunk! But the food was good! We're sooo old, we decided not to go to the bars or the casino like he had planned and went back to the hotel room and ate fried ice cream while watching tv in bed. But I wouldn't have had it any other way!

The next day, we went shopping a bit more. Then, we met the boys at Laser Tag in Lincoln and played a game with them to celebrate Levi's birthday. It was soooo much fun! I was the top scorer in the first game and I think the boys were shocked their momma whipped them! LOL Then, we went to lunch to celebrate Levi's birthday.

When we got home, the boys had MORE gifts for me! They gave me accessories I'd need for my Nook.....

Yesterday, Jim surprised me with flowers and a cake! He had a cheesecake for Levi. I cooked dinner for Levi and he chose steak with asiago cream sauce and bacon onion potatoes. YUM! Good choice, Levi!

I feel soooo spoiled! Thank you, Jimbo! It was a terrific birthday!

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7th Sketch Reveal

WOOHOO! The first sketch of the new year is up at Sassy Lil' Sketches!!!

Link your layout to the Sassy Lil' Sketches blog by February 5th for the chance to win prizes from one of our fabulous sponsors! Enter as many times throughout the month as you'd like!

Paper Sponsor:

Digi Sponsor:

If you're looking for a great place to hang out and meet new people, stop by our new forum! We're having a lot of fun in there getting to know each other and share ideas!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm so happy.....

I actually scrapped last night!!! I can't remember the last time I scrapped!

Don't get too excited though.....I didn't actually FINISH the page! lol I was misting, printing, cutting and sewing so it took a lot of time. I'm hoping to finish up the details tonight and share tomorrow.....


Saturday, January 1, 2011

WOOHOO! It's finally time!!

Katie and I announced the new Sassy Lil' Sketches Design Team today! I'm so excited! I can't wait to work with this group! They are all so incredibly talented!!! I feel so blessed!

I can't even begin to tell you how hard it was to pick this team. We received so many applications from people with amazing talent we were just shocked! Thanks for everyone who applied! If you didn't make it this time, make sure you reapply next term!

Even though I'm incredibly excited about the new team, it makes me sad because we had a fantastic team this last term and some of them are leaving. :( I can't thank you all enough! You were so wonderful and have done so much to help Sassy grow! I hope you all continue to hang out at the forum so we don't lose touch!

Thanks to you all!!!

Happy New Year!!!