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Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #105 - Distressing



Welcome to my first Corrosive Challenge design team post! I know my official start date is next week, but I am just so excited that they let me post my work on the blog starting with this week's challenge! The theme for this Sunday is Distressing! I always feel slightly guilty when I crumple, rip, sand, stain or ink perfectly good card stock, but I have to say the results can add a wonderful element to your card, especially if you are going for the shabby chic or vintage look. I find myself admiring these styles in others' cards so often, but I had rarely attempted them until recently. The card I've made for today's challenge definitely qualifies! I used an image from "priscillastyles" called Rose Corset for my creation. I also opted to use her sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. There are always two versions to chose from: regular or fancy. For MMSC92, I went with the fancy one which had a couple of additional embellishments on it. You don't have to use a "priscillastyles" image on your project to play along, but I have been wanting to use this lovely corset digi for some time so what better time than now?! lol

I distressed the heck out of my Creamy Caramel panel. First, I sanded it. Then I crumpled and ripped the edges. Followed by a generous spritzing of Walnut Ink antiquing solution. And finally, I sponged some Chocolate Chip ink around the edges. I think the finished product has the look of old parchment. I paper pieced the corset image using some fabulous paper from K&Company called ancestry.com. (The background one is from the same collection.) I colored the roses with my Prismacolor Art Markers and popped up the larger bunch on some 3D dots. For finishing touches I added some black velvet trim, black organdy ribbon, a mulberry paper flower, punched branches, and adhesive pearls. This card is for my friend who is having a birthday next weekend. Inside I added a computer generated sentiments that says "Of Corset's Your Birthday!" She'll get a kick out of it because once upon a time (before my little guy arrived and I actually went out and had a social life! lol) we might have gone out on the town in something very similar!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek and as always I treasure each and every comment left for me on my work.

Card Supplies
Images: Rose Corset ("priscillastyles")
Ink: printer; Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (192, 26, 143, 37, 38)
Paper: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); ancestry.com designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: sanding block (Tim Holtz); Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution (Tsukinek); Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses; black velvet trim (Jo-ann); black organdy ribbon (Stampin' Up); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #61 - Shaped Card and Sassy Sponsorship: C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Color Aschelon




Well, fellow crafters, it's Thursday again and you know what that means! It's time for another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge from Sassy Studio Designs! This week Challenge #61 is to create a shaped card. It can be anything you can dream up - as long as it isn't rectangular or square! I chose to make a round easel card. This is only my second easel card ever and my first time thinking "outside the box" with shape so it was a lot of fun to make! I used a fabulous Sassy image called Cupcake Honey for the project.

Since I fell victim to my trademark procrastination I decided to combine my DTBST card with another challenge that SSD is sponsoring. The C.R.A.F.T. Challenge has a color challenge for you and as you can see from the lovely palette above it's all about my favorite color - purple! So I had to play along with Challenge 91 - Color Aschelon!

I am off to start my day now... It has been another busy week here, and I'm tired but feel good about all the cards getting made! I'm undecided if tonight is another crafting evening or one where the couch and I will be inseparable. Sometimes I wish I could craft laying down.... lol

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Card Supplies
Image: Cupcake Honey (Sassy Studio Designs); Who's That Birthday Girl (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Basic Gray (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 199, 200, 128, 171, 15, 17, 18)
Paper: Basic Gray and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); Wild Pansy, Purple Palisades, and Purple Pizzaz card stock (Bazzill Basics); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); burst designer paper (Me & My Big Ideas)
Accessories: Classic and Scalloped Cirlces Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Lavender adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Adage Tickets (Tim Holtz); glue dots; 3D dots

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #104 - Magical Creatures



So many challenges, so little time! lol Honestly, people, I don't know how some of you do it - linking 50 or more challenges to one card! I barely have time to make the cards, never mind keep track of umpteen requirements that have to be met in order for them to qualify. Maybe I'm just envious of your superior organizational skills. Maybe I feel inferior because the most challenges I've ever been able to enter at one time was, I think, fourteen (and even that required a BIG effort on my part). Maybe I covet your fabulous prizes and flashy blog badges. Nah. I'm having fun and that's all that matters! I am, however, impressed (if slightly bemused) by those of you who have the wherewithal to participate so vigorously in our beloved hobby! :)

So with that introduction, let me share a fabulous announcement with you! Sometimes those challenges that you and I enter are for design team spots. I was delighted to learn that my Nurse Honey card earned me an invitation to join the team at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! My official start date is March 6th, but I couldn't resist playing along this week with Challenge #104 - Magical Creatures. I have become enchanted with Tickled Pink Stamps and though I had treated myself to a few digi purchases, I hadn't use any of them... until now. I chose Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira from their last release for my card. Since I was using a Tickled Pink Stamps image, I figured it would be a good time to participate on their challenge blog as well. Challenge #7 is to use fabric. This is also a first for me, and I was a little nervous about it, but I think it went well enough. I sprayed it with some Smooch Spritz to give it a hint of shimmer and stiffen it up a bit. And of course, what kind of a blog post would this be without a sketch challenge?! My layout is courtesy of Friday Sketchers Sketch #142.

Here are the other challenges that I'm submitting this card for:
Seven challenges is a far cry from 50, but I haven't even had a blogiversary yet... Maybe someday I will ascend to the level of challenge master! :) Thanks for checking out my blog and my creations! Your comments are always much appreciated!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira (Tickled Pink Stamps); Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Rose Red and Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (70, 201, 124, 133, 150, 151, 97, 103, 105)
Paper: Rose Red, Close To Cocoa, Old Olive, and Pretty in Pink card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Brenda Walton Madeline designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder (Provocraft); gold cord (unknown); brown gingham ribbon (Offray); pearl flourish (Recollections); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); pink fabric quarter (Joann); Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (Clearsnap); mini mulberry paper roses (Recollections); Gelly Roll Clear Star glitter pen (Sakura); 12" cutting patterns for the Customer Cutting Sysytem (Creative Memories); glue dots; 3D dots

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sassy Sponsorship: Sketches by Carly - Sketch #24



Sassy Studio Designs has another fabulous sponsorship to tell you about.... Sketches by Carly! As you know, I adore sketch challenges and sketch #24 was so much fun to work with! When you visit, be sure to click on the **Click here to read about this blog** link on Carly's blog! I was blown away when I read it! You have until March 3rd to create your project and post it here for a chance to win some Sassy images of your choice!

Today we had a gloriously warm day here for this time of year (mid-50s)! We enjoyed quite a bit of melting, though sadly the cold air is supposed to return tonight and bring with it more possible snow on Monday. For now, I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend with my son and hope to get some crafting in as well. But maybe at a more leisurely pace than this past week! I cranked out a card every day but today! It may not sound like a lot, but throw in a full day at work and an active 17 month old and it's a recipe for exhaustion! lol As much as I enjoy my hobby, I need a bit of downtime to recharge on occasion, too!

Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Card Supplies
Image: Sassy Angel (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Pixie Pink and Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 86, 170, 209, 149, 194, 124)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Old Olive, and Close to Cocoa card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Deena's Penny Lane designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Classic Circles and Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); photo corner punch (Stampin' Up); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); Boutique Fleur mini mulberry paper roses (Recollections); light pink grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Signo Uniball white gel pen (Mitsubishi Pencil Co); cloud template with sponge dauber; glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #60 - Punch It Out



Happy Thursday! This is going to be the quickest post ever since I need to start my day. I've been burning the midnight oil still with all my crafting activities and it is starting to catch up with me! Haha! Thankfully, the weekend is almost here and maybe I can find some time to actually relax! And since the week is almost over, you know what that means - it's time for another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday over at Sassy Studio Designs! It's an easy one this time around! All you need to do for DTBST #60 - Punch It Out is use a punch, or several, on your project. It can be a border punch or a shape punch. We leave those creative decisions up to you!

For my card, I used both types. I started with one of Lindsay's sassy images from her Service Collection. That is Nurse Honey, and she is ready to fix what ails you! Can you find my punches? Well, there is a border punch by Fiskars and then both the apple and the branch punch by Martha Stewart. I also used a few of my Nestabilities (Labels Fourteen, Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle), but they aren't technically punches. My layout is courtesy of The Corrosive Challenge. Challenge #103 - Sketchy Time is also a design team call so if you are interested be sure to visit them.

So simply link your creation on the SSD blog before next Wednesday, February 23rd, for a chance to be the lucky winner chosen at random! It's not necessary to use a SSD image, but we do love to see them! Also be sure to check out the other projects from the design team for inspiration!

Card Supplies
Images: Nurse Honey (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Rose Red, Night of Navy, and Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 37, 194, 88, 214, 201, 151)
Paper: Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Basic Black, and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); the dots, stripes, and plaids stack (DCWV)
Accessories:
Labels Fourteen, Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); apple punch (Martha Stewart); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars); Boutique Fleur mini mulberry paper roses (Recollections); Opaline designer half pearls (Basic Grey); glue dots; 3D dots

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bear Hugs



So this is going to have to be a quick post as I am sleep deprived. I will be blaming excessive late night crafting if I doze off somewhere inappropriate this week. I just wanted to get my last Valentine's card up. I made this one for my parents, and I was so pleased with how it turned out! I used a newer image from Mo's Digital Pencil Too that I purchased this week. His name is Freddy, and isn't he too cute?!? Friday Sketchers #141 provided the layout.

I also wanted to mention that I was awarded some recognition for my Say It With Flowers card that I posted last week! I earned the Gold Star Award - Midnight Madness Masterpiece from Priscilla Styles Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for my entry into MMSC90! It's nice always nice to be noticed, and I want to thank Priscilla and her fabulous design team for this honor and for all the love they left on my blog! :)

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Thanks for stopping by!

Card Supplies
Images: Freddy (Mo's Digital Pencil Too); Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 27, 124, 137, 4, 133, 196, 201, 78)
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Gable Green, and Apricot Appeal card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Kelly Panacci Valentine stack designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: Lacey Circles, Classic Circles, and Classic Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cherish Hearts border punch (Martha Stewart); Scalloped Heart punch (Martha Stewart); Heart Confetti punch (Martha Stewart); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!



Happy {Hearts} Day to you all! I am sneaking this post in last minute to say I hope everyone's day was filled with love and to show off two of the Valentine's Day cards I made in the last 24 hours. The first, seen above, was for my son's paternal grandparents. I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil Too that I bought this time last year and haven't used since. It's called Cupid in Love. I cut out just Cupid, leaving the heart part of the image out. For my layout I used sketch #101 from Inspirational Card Sketches. A rhinestone flourish here and a sponged sentiment there and I was done. I sent a couple of my chocolate chip cookie pops along with it and was told it was well received! :)

Card Supplies
Images: Cupid in Love (Mo's Digital Pencil Too); Be My Valentine Seal - 977F (Catslife Press)
Ink: printer; Gable Green (Stampin' Up);Tuxedo Black (Memento); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 170, 194, 4, 89, 90, 78, 201)
Paper: Real Red, So Saffron, Basic Black, and Pixie Pink card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Kelly Panacci Valentine stack designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); pink rhinestone stickers - flourish and hearts (Recollections); Cuttlebug Love's In The Air embossing folder (Provocraft); 3D dots



The second card was for my son's father. We're friends, not just co-parents. So though we're not together any longer, we still exchange gifts at various holidays. We use the pretense that they are from Kayne, but I think it makes both of us happy to still be able to make the other smile. Better to have a "sort of" Valentine than none at all, right? lol The Luka images from La-La-Land Crafts have been irresistible to me lately, and I couldn't help but use the adorable Amour Luka again. I have been buying them as digis, but they are available in rubber as well. This time I turned to Sketch Saturday and #142 for my design. A metal charm, a Martha Stewart punch and some red pearls were my finishing touches.

Card Supplies
Images: Amour Luka (La-La-Land Crafts)
Ink: printer; Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (2017, 12, 201, 78, 4, 208, 8, 194, 192, 26, 27, 105, 103, 100)
Paper: Gable Green, Real Red, Barely Banana, and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Kelly Panacci Valentine stack designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Hugs & Kisses border punch (Martha Stewart); Berry Red adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); metal charm (Making Memories); black organdy ribbon (Stampin' Up); green ric rac (Wyla Inc); black wax thread; 3D dots

I made one more Valentine tonight and that one is for my parents. I will try to get that posted tomorrow. I have a busy week ahead of me.... A birthday card, another for an order for work, and two SSD design team cards! So be sure to check back to see what other mischief I've been up to! :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Say It With Flowers



It has been a CRAZY week! I have been so busy making cards for sneak peeks and new release day over at Sassy Studio Designs that I still haven't finished my Valentine's Day cards. (I guess I need to get on that within the next 24 hours, huh? lol) I always do say procrastination is an art form! I actually have one card to share with you now, though.... It was commissioned by one of my co-workers for his wife. I had free reign to create whatever I wanted, but when I saw this image from Priscilla Styles I just knew I had to use it! This digital set is called "Man With" and comes with four different versions of the man plus sentiments. It can be found here in the Priscilla Styles shop. I also decided that the sketch from this week's Midnight Madness challenge (MMSC90) would serve me well. I opted for the "fancy" version, though I did leave off one of the elements as it didn't work with my lacy square layer.

I am entering this creation in the following challenges as well:
Thanks for looking and I appreciate every comment I receive! Enjoy the weekend!

Card Supplies
Images: Man with Flowers (Priscilla Styles)
Ink: printer; So Saffron (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (120, 207, 70, 197, 26, 132, 69, 150, 105, 103, 194, 168, 202, 137, 169, 7, 208)
Paper: Ruby Red, Basic Black, and So Saffron card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Love designer paper (DCWV)
Accessories: Lacy Squares, Lacey Circles, and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Frond punch (Martha Stewart); Deckle Wide Paper Edgers scissors (Fiskars); Cuttlebug Love's In The Air embossing folders (Provocraft); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Nightfall adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Valentine Adornments (EK Success); glue dots; 3D dots

Sassy Studio Designs Movie Release

Mary Poppins

Yay! It's finally here! Sassy Studio Designs New Release Day has finally arrived! It's Cinema Saturday! And to celebrate the design team has a blog hop featuring fabulous creations made with the new movie themed images, fun movie trivia and a fantastic prize! Start at the SSD blog where you will find a trivia question or hint. Chose the correct answer from the answer list to be taken to the next team member's blog (hint: your answer will be in the cards) and a new question/hint, and so on and so on. Once you have collected all the answers e-mail Amanda at tandjsudios at gmail dot com by 6pm PST on Sunday, February 13th.. If you are already playing along, great! If not, start HERE to begin.

And my trivia hint is:
Frankly Scarlet, I don't give a darn*!
*edited to keep it PG! :)


Here's the Answer List:

The Tin Man



So get hopping and have fun! Please leave the design team some love in their comments to let us know what you think about the new images and our projects with them! :)

Card Supplies
Images: Mary Poppins (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (12, 207, 202, 137, 43, 15, 103, 97, 90, 89)
Paper: Basic Gray card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Everyday Howdy designer paper (American Crafts)
Accessories: Jolee's By You London Bridge sticker (EK Success); Opaline designer half pearls (Basic Grey); cloud template for sponging; paper piercing tools; white thread (Walmart); needle; 3D dots

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 4 - Sassy Studio Designs Movie Release Countdown



Yes, it is Day 4 of the countdown so you get another sneak peek at the soon-to-be-released movie themed images from Sassy Studio Designs.... And this is also my Dare To Be Sassy Thursday project as well. DTBST Challenge #59 is a color challenge - the Colors of Love to be exact. All you have to do is use pink, red, and white on your creation! It's that easy! And for playing along you could win two free images of your choice, including those from the new release collection which will then be available!

For this card I used Tin Honey! Isn't she fantastic?! Since the Tin Man wanted a heart I felt she was a great image to tie into the DTBST color challenge and Valentine's Day as well! I used the layout from Friday Sketchers. It's technically last week's now (#140) and I was too late to link it, but it was a fun sketch to work with anyway. The inside sentiment says "I {Heart} You!" and is from a My Favorite Things set entitled Who's That eGirl?

Tomorrow is finally Friday, and I have plans to go out with the BFF after work so I'm not sure there will be a Day 5 sneak peek... I'm sorry, but be sure to check the other design team member's blogs as well as the SSD blog for more glimpses and for details about the release party on Saturday evening!

Thanks for looking!

Card Supplies
Images: Tin Honey (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Ruby Red (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (98, 108, 109, 112, 114, 146, 169, 10)
Paper: Ruby Red and Blush Blossom card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Lots O' Love designer paper (Paper Pizazz)
Accessories: Labels Four and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Heart Blocks embossing folders; white organdy ribbon (Stampin' Up); photo corner punch (Stampin' Up); Scallop Heart punch (Martha Stewart); Frond punch (Martha Stewart); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

The Sweet Stop - SSS94



I realized after my post last night that I didn't have a Valentine's Day card for my son's day care provider! Well, I couldn't very well deliver the cookie pops without one so I got up a little earlier this morning and whipped up this cutie. I adore the Luka images from La-La-Land Crafts because those chubby cheeks remind me of my little guy's. The great thing is they come in both rubber and digital versions. Here I've used the digital image for my card. I chose the current sketch from The Sweet Shop sketch challenge blog (SSS94) for my layout
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I have to keep this brief as I have more Sassy Studio Designs sneak peeks to work on (SO excited for the new release on Saturday!) as well as more Valentines! I'm going to get crafting, but hopefully I'll be back later with another post!

Card Supplies
Images: Amour Luka (La-La-Land Crafts); Valentine sentiment (Inkadinkado)
Ink: printer; Cranberry Crisp (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 103, 105, 97, 78, 201, 194, 25, 27, 124, 26, 152, 208)
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, and Gable Green card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Kelly Panacci Valentine stack designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug Love's in the Air - Conversation Hearts embossing folder (Provocraft); Burgundy organdy ribbon (Stampin' Up); Valentine adhesive gems (K&Company); glue dots; 3D dots

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 3 - Sassy Studio Designs Movie Release Countdown


Is it Wednesday already? Where is this week going...? I guess I've been having so much fun creating with the new Sassy Studio Designs movie themed images that I haven't noticed it's mid-week! I have been cranking out a card a day (which is pretty good, considering I work full-time and have a wee one!). I have even been told my fellow design team mates that I am on a roll! Well, when you are this excited about the images and have a sneak peak countdown going on, how can you not be? lol

Today is Day 3 of the Sassy Studio Designs new release countdown... Be sure to check out the SSD blog to see today's post containing Kathy's wonderful sneak peek of Tin Honey. Lindsay has really outdone herself this time and if you are a Wizard of Oz fan, you are going to want this collection! On Day 1 I shared my Dorothy Honey card with you. Today I give you Glinda Honey. She is the Good Witch of the North, complete with poufy pink dress and glittering crown. The famous catch phrase, "Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" is computer generated. There is always a fabulous sketch for me to use somewhere in crafting cyber space and this time I tried my hand at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #33. Their Spellbinder die friendly stamps are exquisite and their design team creations are truly awe-inspiring! Though I didn't use any on my card this time (it's not required) I did want to give them a mention as I'm a big fan!


I am hoping to have another sneak peek for you tomorrow, but I have Valentine's to make so we will have to see how smoothly my evening goes. My intention was to finish two cards tonight, but the heart -shaped chocolate chip cookie pops I made for day care tomorrow prevented that. We can't have chocolate deprived toddlers now, can we? Haha!

Thanks for looking!

Card Supplies
Images: Glinda Honey (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; So Saffron and Old Olive (Stampin' Up), Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 86, 65, 108, 109, 170, 39, 18, 8, 26)
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, and Pretty in Pink card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Urban Prarie - Patchwork Quilt designer paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Labels Ten and Labels Fourteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Branch punch and Butterflies punch (Martha Stewart); Opaline designer half pearls (Basic Grey); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Clear Star Gelly Roll glitter pen (Sakura); lace (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 2 - Sassy Studio Designs Movie Release Countdown



Welcome to Day 2 of the Sassy Studio Designs new release countdown! Are you tingly with anticipation yet?!?!? Well, you should be because these images are drool-worthy! But fear not, I will only be able to tease you with them for 3 more days before they are available for purchase in the Sassy Studio Designs store.

Today I decided to play with Eliza Doolittle from the movie My Fair Lady. That hat of hers is just splendid! I selected the Mojo Monday sketch for my layout. As we all know, I adore sketch challenges so I try to do them whenever I can and this week's MOJO177 is fun, fresh, and has a prize associated with it for one lucky crafter since it's the first challenge of the month!

This card came together easily for me! (Don't you just love when that happens? lol) Even the hand-stitching, which I've never done on a card before, turned out perfectly on the first try! I had everything I needed, including the dimensional flower sticker - purchased today before I even started the card! All I had to do to finish it up was add the computer-generated sentiment!

Please be sure to pop by the SSD blog and the design teams' blogs every day this week to see more sneak peeks of the upcoming movie-themed release!

Thanks for visiting!

Card Supplies
Images: Eliza Doolittle - My Fair Lady (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 208, 137, 197, 194, 95, 172)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, and Sage Shadow card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Sabrina designer paper (Making Memories)
Accessories: Pigma Micron 01 Black archival ink pen (Sakura); Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Nightfall adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); flower dimensional sticker (Recollections); Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder (Provocraft); paper piercing tools (Stampin' Up); black thread (Walmart); needle; 3D dots

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 1 - Sassy Studio Designs Movie Release Countdown



Well, as promised I'm back with a tantalizing sneak peek at one of the new images for the upcoming Sassy Studio Designs release this weekend. The design team has some fun in store for you to help introduce the fabulous movie inspired images that artist/owner, Lindsay, has created for us! The festivities include a sort of countdown to the Oscars, if you will! So be sure to check the SSD blog every day for a new design team project! Then join us on the evening of Saturday, February 12th for our new release party blog!

I am lucky enough to have the project for Day 1 of the countdown and here she is - Little Honey's Dorothy, from the movie The Wizard of Oz! I used this week's sketch from Card Positioning Systems (CPS204) as my layout and was thrilled to use my Tim Holtz Brick embossing folder for the first time! Add some Stickles, paper, and brads, all in sparkly red, and she is off to see The Wizard, down that Yellow Brick Road! (My sentiment is computer generated, by the way.)

Thanks for peeking and hope you'll visit again soon!

Card Supplies
Images: Little Honey's Dorothy (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Summer Sun (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 61, 172, 88, 17, 78, 70, 152, 202, 48)
Paper: Bashful Blue and Summer Sun card stock (Stampin' Up); Bash Blue designer series paper (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Labels Fourteen, Classic Circles, and Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Sizzix Brick embossing folder (Tim Holtz Alterations); Yellow Gold grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up); Xmas Red Stickles (Ranger); red gemstone brads (Recollections); 3D dots

Sassy Sponsorship: Aly's Sunday Challenge - Bling Bling


It's Monday and what better way to start the week than with another Sassy Studio Designs sponsored challenge?! This time we are teaming up with Aly's Sunday Challenge! Their assignment for us: "bling it up"! That's right - break out the rhinestones, pearls, glitter and sparkles, ladies, and have fun! Be sure to link your creation here before February 19th for a chance to win 4 SSD images of your choice!

With the hearts and flowers holiday being only a week away I decided to make a Valentine's Day card. I used Little Honey's Devil Debbie from Sassy Studio Designs for my image and sketch #141 from Sketch Saturday as the layout. My "bling" are some black half pearls, red rhinestone hearts and a fun sparkly flame sticker from Jolee's Boutique set that I found on clearance at Michaels. I love when a shopping bargain purchased on a whim is JUST the thing I need to make the card pop! Not that Lil Miss She Devil needed much help in THAT department! lol

Be sure to check back on the SSD blog and those of the design team members (myself included) for a sneak peek count down leading up to the new release this Saturday! Trust me... you won't want to miss out on these images!

Here is the list of other challenges I have submitted this project for:
Thanks for looking, and I appreciate each and every one of your lovely comments! :)

Card Supplies
Images: Little Honey's Devil Debbie (Sassy Studio Designs); Good Knight (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Apricot Appeal (Stampin' Up); Tuxedo Black (Memento); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 120, 48, 4, 97, 103, 105)
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Pixie Pink, and Apricot Appeal card stock (Stampin' Up);
white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Kelly Panacci Valentine designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: Classic Circles and Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Word Window punch (Stampin' Up); Devil Flames dimensional sticker (Jolee's Boutique); Nightfall adhesive pearls (Queen&Co.); red rhinestone hearts (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sassy Sponsorship: If The Shoe Fits - Pink


Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring another fantastic challenge! This time it is If The Shoe Fits... Their Fashionista Friday # 65 is PINK! They invite you to "get your pink on" for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Sassy Studio Designs! So pop on over to both blogs to see the wonderful design team inspirations (one of which you've already glimpsed above..heehee) and be sure to link your "pinkalicious" project on the If The Shoe Fits... blog before February 10th for your chance to win!

For my creation, I used a retired SSD image called The Princess and the Frog and a coordinating sentiment from the Fairytale Sentiments collection. My layout is based on sketch # 318 from splitcoaststampers, but the large empty space on one side was taunting me so I added a mulberry rose matted on some die cut fleur de lis.

As Valentine's Day approaches this year I find I'm STILL waiting for Prince Charming... These days even the frogs seem to be few and far between! lol I guess at the moment I only have time for one man in my life (and he happens to be of the small variety). Being his mom comes first, even if it means a few less dates. Besides, I'm more inclined to rescue myself. Damsel in distress is so yesterday. I'd rather make my own happily-ever-after...

Card Supplies
Images: The Princess and the Frog (Sassy Studio Designs); Fairytale Sentiments (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Prismacolor Art Markers (12, 10, 8, 18, 72, 149, 25)
Paper: Pink Passion and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Kelly Panacci Valentine designer paper (K&Company)
Accessories: Fleur de Lis Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Valentine adhesive gems (K&Company); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper roses (Recollections); Clear Star Gelly Roll glitter pen (Sakura); Uniball Signo white gel pen (Mitsubishi Pencil Co.); 3D dots; glue dots

CardPatterns Sketch 100 - The BIG Game



In honor of Super Bowl Sunday this week I made a card for my son's father, who is a huge Steelers fan! My image is one from Kenny K. He's called Football, appropriately enough! I turned Sketch #100 from CardPatterns on its side to accommodate my image. I'm not into football personally, and will probably be found stamping on Sunday evening, but I couldn't resist making something for him to celebrate his team making it to the big game. Who will you be cheering for?

Car Supplies
Images: Football (Kenny K)
Ink: printer; Summer Sun (Stampin' Up); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 194, 65, 105, 103, 97, 172, 17, 123)
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Summer Sun card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Football Border designer paper (Paper Pizazz)
Accessories: Labels Fourteen and Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder (Provocraft); Black and Yellow Gold grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up); football charm (unknown); white wax thread; 3D dots

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #58 - Love Is In The Air



Love is in the air at Sassy Studio Designs.... It's the theme of this week's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #58. Just use hearts anywhere on your project, link it up on the SSD blog before next Wednesday night, and it can qualify to win 2 SSD images of your choice! I chose an image called The Christmas Present for my creation. Though I'd say she'd make for a sexy Valentine's Day gift as well... I used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday's blog (#140) as my lay out. This project also qualifies for this week's Do You Stack Up? challenge - RED HOT. This challenge just so happens to be sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs! Here is another chance to score more SSD images! Four images are up for grabs to the winner of this challenge so be sure to link up before next Wednesday!

Even though it was a short week for me due to back to back snow storms, the weekend can not come soon enough! I am hoping to get some serious crafting in! Thanks for taking a look and stop back soon... With a SSD new release approaching there are sure to be some tantalizing sneak peeks to be had!

Card Supplies
Images: The Christmas Present (Sassy Studio Designs); Be Mine (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Tuxedo Black (Memento); Prismacolor Art Markers (207, 12, 169, 133, 210)
Paper: Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Bittersweet Raspberry Cream and Praline designer paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Scallop Heart border punch (Martha Stewart); pewter heart charm (Making Memories); Caramel gingham ribbon (Stampin' Up); 3D dots; glue dots