Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler!

The good times are rollin' in the Studio today!  Happy Mardi Gras, Y'all!  I know in other areas of the world, today is just Tuesday; but here in New Orleans, it's Fat Tuesday!  The rainy, cold weather along with my rheumatoid arthritis kept me in this year, but I'm enjoying watching the parades on tv and eating King Cake!

I just wanted to share some Carnival time fun with a card I made yesterday.  I hope you enjoy!

The dies I used for this card were the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis and Venetian Accents.  And yes, the only reason I bought the Venetian Accents set was because of that cool "Mardi Gras" mask.  It's been in my stash for a while and I've been patiently waiting to use it!  The purple harlequin paper is from Stamping Station and it's called Mardi Gras Purple.

I thought I'd enter this blingy, glitzy bit of Mardi Gras into a few challenges so I could share some of the fun! And "Anything Goes" best describes the feeling and gaiety of this wonderful season!
613 Avenue Create #61:  Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish #201:  Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap #13:  Anything Goes
That Craft Place:  Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and let the good times roll!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Believe in Hope

Welcome to the Studio!

So glad you stopped by.  The Link Up For Pink Linky Party is still going on, so be sure to hop over there and see all the wonderful cards and projects and leave some love.  But, if you want a chance to win some fabby prizes, you have to link your pink card up.  It's easy and fun!

My card for today is still in the vintage, shabby chic vein.  I'm just so totally loving that style right now!  And since it's for LUFP, it's got to have a lot of pink.

I wanted a different style of embellishment, so I decided to make my own.  For the feathers, I used a small circle punch and put Aleene's Tacky Glue on it and stuck my feathers to the top half of the circle.  The beige feathers were actually cut from a larger feather.  It was too big to fit on my card;)  After I had them all stuck down, I added a bit more tacky glue and then folded the circle in half and kind of sandwiched all the feathers so they wouldn't slip out.  I then added a glue dot to the paper half circle and tucked it behind by two-colored quadruple bow along with some pretty little stickpins.  The pearl and rhinestone one I made myself from my bead/pin stash.  The awareness ribbon pin is from my friend Yolie, our fearless leader at Link Up For Pink.  I wanted it to have a bit more wow factor, so I used Liquid Pearls on it.  I'm totally tickled pink with the way my card turned out;)

The inside of my card is very simple, but has a strong sentiment.  For those of you who are fighting this battle, all our prayers, love, and hugs are with you.  Be Strong!  You're not alone!
Enabler's List:
Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found 2, Blush
Inks:  Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, and Crumb Cake, all from Stampin Up
Doily:  {I totally LOVE this size} Sunny Side Up Baking Essentials, 4"
Seam Binding:  from stash
Feathers:  from stash, but I probably bought them at Hobby Lobby;)
Pink Blingy Stickpin:  made by me
Awareness Ribbon Stickpin:  From Yolie at LUFP
Liquid Pearls in Flamingo
Awareness Ribbon Punch:  EK Success (used on inside)
"Be Strong" stamp is by Stampabilities  (used on inside)
Hope Stamp is from Pink By Design (used on front)

I hope to see you again soon!  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Vintage Hope

Welcome to the Studio!

If you're visiting from Link Up For Pink, thanks so much for stopping by!

I've been in a bit of a shabby chic mood lately...when I have mojo, of course, and can actually create something worth sharing;)  I've been having some of "those days" lately where everything hurts or my brain isn't working or the only thing I feel like doing is sleep.  Luckily, I'm coming out of my personal funk and I'm getting my "shab" on.  This is the card I created for Link Up For Pink.  If you haven't heard of them, it's a wonderful group of ladies (of which I'm one) and we use our crafting for Breast Cancer Awareness.  We also accept donations for Relay For Life (there's a button on the sidebar.)

I'm still head over heels for the Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic paper pack.  I just can't quit using it.  And I adore the flower trim from Stampin Up.  The "Hope" stamp and frame are from Pink By Design.  And the cute, tiny vellum envelope is from DCWV.  I also used Stampin Up inks in Strawberry Slush and Brown Sugar and Close To My Heart ink in Cotton Candy.  The little burlap flower and the newsprint pattern paper is Paper Studio and the pink flower is Prima.  The bling is from my stash.  The embossing folder used on the pink strip at the top is from Cuttlebug.
Don't forget to get your project linked up over at Link Up For Pink.  We have LOTS of awesome prizes and an important message to share!

Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Celebrate Today!

Welcome to the Kick-off of the Link Up For Pink Event!
I'm so glad you're joining us today!  There are lots of sponsors, prizes, friendly reminders and awareness!  Together we can kick cancer's butt!
Here is my first project for the Link Up For Pink event.  I'll have more over the next two weeks, so be sure to visit my blog and the Link Up For Pink site.

Each day is a gift from God, so shouldn't we get up every morning ready to Celebrate!?!  For my card, the pretty flower paper is from Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic paper pack.  I just LOVE the pink and aqua.  And the new Stampin Up in color, Coastal Cabana, is a perfect match.
Now, about those prizes...
We have many generous sponsors this year and there are LOTS of cool things to win.  How do you win?  Just enter a project in our link up party.  Go to Link Up For Pink for all the details.  I can't wait to see all the awesome and beautiful creations!

Friday, September 6, 2013

God Bless You

Welcome to the Studio!
I'm still in my vintage groove and I wanted to share my latest creation based on Mojo Monday Sketch #309.  I decided to play around with some crepe paper I had in a pretty plum color.  I liked the way it looked with Soft Suede and the pinks.  And for some reason, I just adore that chicken wire print paper.  Not sure what it is, but burlap and chicken wire are becoming my new fave patterns/textures.

And this is the sketch it was based on...
I'll be entering my card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday #309
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #236, Double the Ribbon {twill & seam binding}
Frilly & Funkie Anything Goes/Vintage
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #60 Anything Goes With Ribbon

Enabler List:
5x7 Ivory card base
Cardstock:  Soft Suede/Stampin Up; Colonial White/CTMH
Pattern Paper:  Stampin Up
Embosing Folder:  Stampin Up
Crepe Paper:  Mon Ami Gabby
Twill & Seam Binding:  from stash
Stamps:  4 Frames & Trust God/SU
Inks:  Baby Pink/CTMH (retired); Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, & Bravo Burgundy/SU
Die:  Spellbinders
All punches are Stampin Up
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thinking "Shabby Chic" of You

Welcome to the Studio!

I have a confession to make about the paper I used on this card...
I LOVED the paper the minute I laid eyes on it.  My enabler/friend, Joy, over at Purtty Paperz, had gotten it when it first came out and I was seeing all the BEAUTIFUL stuff she was making with it.  I couldn't help but run out and buy it.  So after I got it home, I put it in my paper tub...and there it sat.  I'd look at it lovingly every time I got ready to start a new project...and there it sat.  It's only paper for crying out loud, but it intimidated the heck out of me.  I've never understood how paper or embellishments or techniques can scare the beejeezus out of a grown woman. 

Admittedly, I don't have kids (not human ones, anyway) but I've worked in a restaurant, two shoe stores (phew, stinky feet), and sat through hours and hours of graphic testimony about impaled abdomens and ripped off extremities, with photos no less; and I turn into a lip-quivering wimp at the thought of using pretty paper.  HUH?!?  This insanity must stop!

I used the pretty paper!  Yay, Me!  I used the pretty paper!  (Doing my happy dance!)  It's silly, I know; but we all have our hang-ups and "saving" pretty stuff for later is mine.  I don't anymore, but I used to only wear a favorite perfume on special occasions.  I finally realized that every day that I woke up was a special occasion:)

Thank you sharing in "Therapy Time" with me.  Without further adieu, here is my card...


I'm so totally pleased with the way it came out.  It looks even better in person.  I'm still honing my photography skills and they're getting better all the time.  I didn't do anything really special on this card except that all the flowers, except the large rose, started out white.  I sprayed, inked, & spritzed until they came out the right colors.  It hardly ever shows in the photo, but they all have a bit of glimmer to them.  I also fussy cut the doily shape from pattern paper.  I NEVER fussy cut.  It makes my hands/wrists hurt, but I had to make an exception because there was no other doily in the world that was going to be the right size, shape, or color;) 

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
C Is For Challenge:  Lots of Layers {a total of 7 plus the seam binding}
Creative Stamp Friends:  Use a Stamp/Vintage
Shabby Tea Room:  #182 - Sweet Summertime/Photo Inspiration
Flutterby Wednesdays:  #251 Anything goes w/ butterfly or fairy
Stampotique Designer's Challenge:  #115 Lots of Layers  (7 plus the seam binding)
4 Krafty Girlz:  #1 Anything Goes

Enabler's List:
Ivory card base, 5x7
Pattern Paper:  Pink Paisley/Butterfly Garden
Flowers:  Tiny ivory roses, Prima;  small rose from Yolie at Link Up For Pink; Medium rose, Recollections; Large rose, Recollections/Boutique Fleur
Wooden Butterfly:  Studio Calico
Pearls:  Recollections
Stamps:  Fancy Tags/Justrite Stamps;  French Foliage/Stampin Up
Inks:  Juniper/CTMH; Sahara Sand & Crumb Cake, SU
Distress Stains:  Spun Sugar & Picket Fence (for butterfly)
Seam Binding:  Pool Party/SU
Glimmer Mist:  Frost/Tattered Angels
Sassy Shimmer Spritz:  (my homemade version)  Crème Brulee w/ sparkle gold, Wedding Gown, & La Vie En Rose
Sketch:  Kelly Holifield, Papersecrets

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Vintage Dress Form

Welcome to the Studio!

So glad you chose to spend a few minutes of your day with me.  I posted a similar card the other day, but this one is my favorite of the two.  I just adore the dress form die from Stampin Up.  I "dressed" her up with a string of pearls and a linen thread belt.  It was a fun card.  I've been in a totally vintage, shabby chic mood lately and my mojo has been obliging.


I'll be entering this card into a few challenges.  And they are:
It's All About The Vintage #51 - use metal (stickpins)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge #28 - Ribbon
Enabler's List:
Pattern Paper - K & Co. (background), Paper Studio (dressform)
Cardstock:  Ivory card base; Crumb Cake, SU
Seam Binding - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digi - Shoregirl's Creations
Stickpins:  made by me
Linen thread:  SU
Pearls:  from stash
Inks:  Chocolate Chip & Crumb Cake/SU
Die:  Dress form by SU/Sizzix
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!