Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Simply Sophisticated

Well, I'm baaaack!  Wow, I haven't written a post in forever.  My hubby's surgery is done and we are finally home.  He had a couple of complications but everything is OK now and he's doing so much better.  I want to thank all of you for keeping us in your prayers and thoughts.  I have made so many wonderful friends through this blog and I appreciate all of you so much.  You're the greatest!  I've dusted the cobwebs off this old blog and have something new to share with you today.

This gorgeous image is 5th Avenue and she is one of the latest Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy stamps.  I have to say she truly is one of my favorite Simply Sassy images and I loved coloring her.  I used copics and colored pencils and then added lots of Glamour Dust to give her lovely dress tons of sparkle.  So then her shoes were looking a little plain, so I decided she needed a purse and shoes that sparkled too!  I cut the image out with Nestabilities and added Glamour Dust around the edge.  A few flowers finished my card.  I love easel cards but I never seem to be able to take very good pictures of them.  I'm afraid this picture may not do her justice ... she is so pretty IRL lol!

I'm having a blogger issue and wonder if any of you have run into this problem.  If so, I'd love to know how to fix it.  When I try to upload a photo to my blog, all I get is a yellow triangle with an exclamation point and the words "server rejected".  In order to load my photos for this post, I had to do it in the edit mode rather than the compose mode.  Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge 152  -  Anything Goes
Clear It Out Tuesday  -  Colors
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge 8  -  Cabio's Itinerary (glitter, flowers, dies)
Little Claire's Challenge 7  -  Sparkle
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 62  -  Anything Goes
Pear Tree Challenge 49  -  Stamped Images
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 53  -  Anything goes
Sew Many Challenge 53  -  Anything Goes
Simon Says  -  Sparkle and Shine
Stamp Something  -  Anything Goes
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge  -  Bling It Up
Totally Stampalicious  -  Black, White and WOW

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy  -  5th Avenue which can be purchased here
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Nestabilities, Glamlour Dust, flowers


  1. WOW WEE Anita! She really is gorgeous! I love the sparkly purse and the shoes are really up my alley so to speak, I love sassy images! Great job, so glad to be working with such talent

  2. Oh what a beautiful elegant card, Wow you really have made this gorgeous! I love it xx

  3. sparkles suit her well! she is colored perfect:)


  4. Thats great news Anita, so glad things have settled down and hubby is recovering. Love this card, how sex in the city is this girl!!

  5. Hi Anita, Sorry but cannot help with your pc/blog problem. I had a few problems last week, but it was not anything to do with the uploading of a photo, good luck with that.
    Your card is delightful, I hope you will give me permission to pinch that Nestie shape idea. I have this shape and hardly ever use it, your easle card using it is fab. Debbiexx

  6. Hi Anita,
    Gorgeous card,love the image and those nesties frame it perfectly :) xx

  7. wow, gorgeous easel card, anita! good to hear your hubby is doing well; welcome back.

  8. Yay, he's back! I'm so pleased things are getting back to normal for you!

    Can't help about the uploading problem - sorry!

    Amazing card, Anita - I think this little lady is my most fave of all the SS images!! Especially now I've seen yours!

  9. This is simply stunning! Beautiful job!

  10. Welcome back Anita...and so pleased thing's are settled down now and you can get back to normal..

    gorgeous card elegant and simples..just how I like them sweetie..

    Sorry to hear about your uploading probs...I had similar probs in the past..maybe it's mr blogger being naughty again!

    take care hun..and so pleased your back..

    hugs Vicky xx

  11. WOW!!! Fab-u-lous!!!stunning card hun!!
    Good to hear everything is well and hubby is on the road to recovery, its nice to get some normality back

  12. What an awesome shaped easel card! Love the blinginess too. :-)

  13. Hi Anita, so glad to see you back and that your hubby is doing OK. Can't help with your blogger question - too new to it meself to help.

    It didn't register with me how many Simply Sassys there are now - I've missed the last few releases (got caught up in Lili of the Valley) but this one is just gorgeous, as is your card! Stunning, as always.

    Think I will have to go look at Funky Kits and see what is new.


  14. Glad to hear you and your hubbie are ok.
    I love this card - the shape the sparkle of her dress.. so elegant
    Lisa x

  15. Love all the bling Anita! Red dress and black shoes are uber sexy! So glad to hear your hubby is doing well and hope your computer problem gets resolved.

  16. Wow such an elegant card. Love the style and the colours are gorgeous.
    Diane :-) xx

    p.s Glad your husband is better.

  17. Beautiful card. I love her bling. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

  18. Awesome! I love the glitz and the image is Gorgeous. Will be looking out for this one myself! thaks for sharing with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Nikki DT

  19. Check out that sexy dress with all that glitz! Beautiful card and coloring. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!

  20. Stunning, clean, simple yet sassy! Thanks for playing with us this week at Pear Tree Designs and our 'stamp something' challenge! Good Luck

  21. Soooooo glad hubby is home and doing well!!

    What a bee-u-tiful card - WOWZA; I want her body when I grow do I get one?

    Gorgeous sparkle!!

  22. A great Sparkle card! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our sparkle challenge. Carol S. LCDT x

  23. what cute card, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

  24. Wow! I really love the sparkles that you added on the dress! It really adds a lot of glam! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

  25. First of all great news about hubby and so glad he is back home now. Secondy, wowzer! Love the card! I have to have that image now!! Very sassy, love it. Pami x

  26. She's beautiful. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our blog challenge, xxGaynor LCDT

  27. OMgosh - her DRESS IS I love the transition with the sparkle - you are awesome!

  28. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck!
    Hugs Nataliya

  29. Lovely image and all that glitter is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining as at DICC this week, good luck!

  30. Gorgeous card! Love the glitter and awesome shape! Thanks for playing along with this week's color challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

  31. Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

  32. Great design thanks for joining in at PTD.


  33. So glad to hear your Hubby is home, hope he is being a good patient!!

    Love your card, great colours and I love the shape!! Sue xx

  34. WOW!! She's hot stuff!! LOVE all the sparkle!

  35. Gorgeous card! your coloring is perfect. I love the sparkles.

    I hope your DH is recovering quickly from his surgery.

  36. Gorgeous card Anita :-) The image is beautiful and I love all the sparkle :-)

    Congratulations !! You have won the $50 spree on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

    Lols x x x

  37. Congrats on your Simon Says win!