Nice Cheeks!

See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!
                                William Shakespeare




My Tom had has the most wonderful cheeks. Nice, pudgy, gotta-pinch-them, cheeks. He hates them. He says no matter how much weight he looses he still has this round face. I love his cheeks – they make the greatest smiles.

See what I mean – don't you just want to pinch!    Free Smiley Courtesy of


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So, Nice Cheeks had a birthday last week. He was out of town, and I was up to my ears at work. Even as he walked in the door I was putting the finishing touches on his Double Nickle birthday card. He smiled (swoon, those cheeks again), and maybe even giggled.


Check out the inside (before I signed it and wrote something naughty you do NOT get to see).




Over at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Cathy's got a fun, fun challenge for you all this week she'll reveal tomorrow. Can you guess what it is by looking at my card? Ah, only time (just a few hours) will tell.

This week's Card Positioning System sketch (CPS158) jump started my design. Of course, I flipped it over a bit.





You know I LUV cupcakes. I mean, really obsessively love cupcakes. Especially cupcakes with lots of icing and sprinkles. So, I went to town with this icing. I used a 1/8" paint brush to paint on Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects and then sprinkled some Vintage Glass Glitter onto the Crystal Effects before it dried. It's really sparkly and yummy in person.


Oh, and I had fun with those Hamster cheeks. After I colored the hamster with different shades of brown Copic Markers, I added some Stampin' Up! Stampin' Pastels (chalks). Didn't they turn out cute? Here are the Copic Markers I used and the rest of the recipe.







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  • Embellishments – Stampin' Up! (SU) Button Bouquet
  • Fibers – SU Grosgrain ribbon in Mustard, SU Gold Cord, SU Hemp Twine, SU Dotted Grosgrain
  • Ink – Copic Markers (see above), Spica Lemon Pen
  • Punches – Outside: SU Jewelry Tag, SU Slit, Creative Memories Corner Rounder. Inside: SU 1-1/2" Circle Punch, SU Circle Scallop, EK Success Border Punch, Word Window Punch 
  • Paper – Neenah. SU Blush Blossom card stock, American Crafts Botanique and LetterBox
  • Stamps – Mo's Digital Pencil Birthday Hamster
  • Misc.  – SU Pretty in Pink and Blush Blossom Stampin' Pastels, SU Crystal Effects, Art Glitter Vintage Glass glitter

Tip – To make the round-tip green shaped tab in my card, I used the Stampin' Up! Slit punch. Cut a strip of paper 5/8" wide and a good 1" to 2" longer than you want your overall tab to be. Insert your strip into the top of the punch and pull it through the bottom so it looks like this. (Tweezers help.)

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Be sure to check out all the other great inspiration for this week's challenge at Mo's and Card Positioning Systems. Leave me a message if you decide to play with us so I can see all your fun creations.


Gotta run. Gotta go pinch me some cheeks!



Sweet Comments

  1. What a hoot!!  You certainly brought these "cheeks" to life! Great job!

  2. Linda, adorable card.  Love the inside and the out!  And your hubby and his cheeks are adorable as well.  Great challenge card! 

  3. They are adorable!!!

  4. This is so cute I can't stand it! I put a link up on our Facebook wall. Thank you for the mention, sparkle on!

  5. Your CPS card brought me here because it's just incredibly cute, but what a wonderful surprise to step into your world of cardmaking! Your blog totally ROCKS!!

  6. Such a great card Linda for your Hubby & his adorable cheeks:-).
    Sheila xx

  7. This is just the sweetest card ever!!!  Thanks for joining us on the CPS sketches!!

  8. This is so sweet.. I love that you made it for your hubby.. What a great picture of you two..My daughter just left today on a medical mission trip in Costa Rica..  I am proud of her and also worried sick..SO hard to let your babies go.  Great card for this week's challenge Linda..

  9. I love your project Linda!  The way you put that precious little critter in the circle is too stinking cute!!!! Congrats on being our guest designer at Mo's Challenge!

  10. birthday cards that are personlized are the best in my opinion, they really come from the bottom of the heart of the sender;-;

  11. Hey, Wonderful job! I saw this really great post today.

  12. Rowena Gerner says:

    Fantastic blog you have got here. You’ll find me browsing your stuff often. Saved as a favorite!

  13. Nice article. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your articles.

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