Good morning! I don’t have much time today. I’m expecting Dave sometime this afternoon, and I still have things I need to finish up before he gets here. The samples need to be labeled with recipes and put in clear envelopes. In addition, I need to get pics made of some I finished up last night, and I need to make that grocery run for coffee and chocolate. Heaven forbid that I should leave town and not have chocolate and coffee in my bags. Jeanne normally takes care of the coffee, but she’s not traveling this trip. Bummer!


Here’s a card for today’s Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast, to use scissors. You just gotta love Ethel! Now the pun with this card is, Ethel is wielding a frying pan, right? Well, the paper is Calamity Jane from the Cosmo Cricket Wanted Collection.


The image was colored with Copic Markers, and Ranger Glossy Accents were applied to her glasses for an added dimension. I used scissors to cut out two different sized flower images from the paper, snipped the petals to separate them, and then sponged all the edges with distress ink. The background paper was sewn to another panel on the sewing machine.



Stamps: Rubbernecker Old Characters Collection Flaunt It Text SKU:74-14 and Ethel With Frying Pan SKU:74-09 from Rubbernecker Stamp Company

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Tan; Prism Frosted Teal; Cosmo Cricket Wanted Collection – Calamity Jane

Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black, Archival Jet Black and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Accessories: Copic Markers; Spica Gold Glitter Pen; Ranger Glossy Accents; Tsukineko Dauber; Ribbon; Brads; Punches; Mounting Tape; Sewing Machine; Mounting Tape

I hope you have a great day today, and I’ll try to have some pictures to share with you the next few days from the Akron show.


11 Responses to “Ethel Strikes Again”

  1. Have fun working the show…
    Love that paper….need to find me some! Ethal just cracks me up!!

  2. Hahaha! Have fun this weekend and don’t use that frying pan on Dave!

  3. Love her!! Great coloring and love the papers, stitching, and brad placements, so like what you have done with the flower! Have a good trip!

  4. Love it Sherry! Ethel is hot stuff here! Love the papers you worked with, and the stitching is awesome! Too cute and too funny!

  5. And Sherry… you’ve got it baby!! Fabulous card! Have a great time at the show!

  6. I am just now reading you blog about all of your books. I work at a library in Louisville and you can’t believe how many books I find to read. I have 3 piles of books in my living room. I don’t know what I did before I started reading about 3 years ago. It looks like you like Debbie Macomber. I started reading her about a year ago and have read about 20 of her books. Hope you have a good trip.

  7. Hope you found some good coffee! Have a great time.

  8. Very funny! This is adorable! I so love Ethel!…and of course you always rock her out! Thanks so much for sharing, Sherry! Have a great day! 🙂

  9. Great card – love Ethel! It was great to meet you at AIS today! You always do such a fabulous job 🙂

  10. Sherry,
    It was so cool meeting you today at the Akron show! I am such a fan of your work! Thanks for the tutorial…I have something started using some of the stuff I bought today. I will let you know when I upload.

  11. Hi Sherry –
    It was great to meet you in Akron on Saturday. I hope that I didn’t interrupt your lunch too much.


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