Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mona!

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I just re-connected with some family I haven't seen in a really long time.  I didn't even know it, but my cousin Mona's birthday is the day before mine.  Since we haven't been in contact for so long, I wanted to make a special and cutesy card for her.  Even though it will be a few weeks late, it is being hand-delivered when my mom and I go down to Louisiana to visit next week.  We'll be having "Thanksgiving early" because we all have so much to be thankful for this year!

This card was based on Mojo Monday Sketch 260.  It's just so stinkin' cute...both the sketch and the card!

I used a BoBunny 6x6 paper pack that's been sitting in the bin screaming, "Use Me!  I'm Pretty!"  The cardstock and ink is from Close to my Heart as well as the mini rhinestones.

Happy Birthday, Mona!  Love and Miss You!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Women Are Like Teabags...

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I want to invite each and every one of you to visit the Link Up For Pink website.  Not only visit, but join the linking party and post a card or project.  The only must be pink, of course.  Also, there's tons of awesome prizes to win, but that isn't the best part.  Let's all work together and find a cure for Breast Cancer!

My mom, Joanie, of Joanie's Classy Card Corner, is a DT member over at Link Up For Pink.  My mom is a cardmaking dynamo!  She's amazing and is giving away blog candy, so stop over and leave her some love.  She has been asking me to make a "pink card" for several months now.  I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with a good idea and it finally hit me...

So while I was sipping a cup of tea (no kidding) at my scrap desk, I found some lovely pink paper.  It's definitely a "stash" item.  I purchased two packs of this Making Memories paper on clearance at Target, like five years ago.  The stamps, die, and embossing folder are all new...well, at least newer than the paper.  I've been itching to use this teacup stamp set since I got it and everything just came together perfectly.
I fussy-cut the teacup after I stamped it and used a real coffee filter to make my teabag so it would look and feel authentic;)  Here is a closeup of my teabag and tag...
I wanted to make a breast cancer card for someone who is fighting the battle and encourage them not to give up.  I'm extremely fortunate that I'm making this card for someone I don't even know.  It will be given to our friend, Meg, who volunteers at our local cancer center.  For any of you who have been touched by this disease, my prayers are with you!
The quote on the inside of the card is by Eleanor Roosevelt and reads, "A woman is like a teabag...You never know how strong it is until it's in hot water."
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy and PINK!
Enabler List:
Stamps:  Stampin Up, Tea Shoppe
Die:  Spellbinders
Button: (pearl flower) Jesse James
Pearls:  Michaels/Recollections
Ink:  Stampin Up, Pretty In Pink
Close to my Heart, Slate
Seam binding:  from stash
Embossing Folder:  Hobby Lobby/Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Close to my Heart, Colonial White
Bazzill, Raven
Pattern Paper:  Making Memories (really old)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Vintage Merry Christmas

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I've been working on Christmas cards lately so I can actually send some out this year.  I got so busy making cards for others last year I totally missed the holidays:)  I'm on the ball this year.  I purchased the Authentique Wonder line a while back, and although I've been wanting to use it, it's so lovely that I've been a bit intimidated by it.  That happens to me quite a bit.  I buy paper that I think is so beautiful and then I'm afraid to use it.  Occasionally I have to remind myself of the plaque hanging on my friend Stephanie's scraproom wall..."Life is short, use the pretty paper."

So I finally got my nerve up and made this card for The Sweet Stop DT Call:

My card was based on Sweet Stop Sketch #177, shown here:
This is a really fun sketch and translates beautifully to any style.  I also decorated the inside where my verse is.


Here is my recipe for this card:
Card size is 5x7.

Close To My Heart:  Ivory Cardstock
Authentique:  Pattern Paper, Wonder Collection
Spare Parts & Creative Charms:  layered vintage brad
American Crafts:  Zing gold embossing powder
Stampin Up:  Handpenned Holidays, seam binding in Cherry Cobbler
Martha Stewart:  Border Punch
Our Daily Bread Designs:  His Gift stamp set, featured inside

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

All Is Vanity...And Really Creepy!

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I've been MIA again and I apologize for that.  Things got a little worrisome with Hurricane Issac rearing his ugly head.  My dad, who lives near the Mississippi Gulf Coast, couldn't decide if he wanted to evacuate or not.  Lucky for him (and us) Issac only dumped a ton of rain on his area.  You'd think after Katrina he'd have learned his lesson...swimming out a second story loft window and riding out that hurricane on a party barge with a tarp thrown over his head.  It took us over a week to find him that time!

Well, now for some crafting fun.  I just love Halloween.  {Any holiday that involves begging for candy can't be all bad.}  I've always been intrigued with the painting by Charles Allan Gilbert, All is Vanity.  It's fascinating in an eerie sort of way.  As I sat at my scrap desk yesterday, I thought it might make a cool "embellishment" on a Halloween card.

My card is based on the Mojo Monday Sketch 257, as seen here...

I found the awesome black and orange ribbon at Micheal's.  It's totally Halloween-y and makes me think of spiders.  It also tied great with my peg bow maker.  I used a Spellbinders die as a mat for my picture.  I also incorporated some black webbing that I ordered from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The pumpkin is Jolee's Boutique.  The "Happy Halloween" is from Justrite Stamps, as well as the banner die.  The punched border is from Martha Stewart and was one of the recent T.J. Max $3.99 finds.  I'm not sure if the picture shows this, but I used Black Magic Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels on the fancy diecut circle.  And the paper is Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium.

Here is a close-up shot of the creepy image.  You can actually see that it's a woman sitting at a vanity looking at her reflection...or is it?

Other Challenges I'm entering:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes...not a challenge, just an awesome place to inspire and be inspired!
Alota Rubber Stamps - Challenge 90, Halloween
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes, First Challenge!
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #2, Anything Goes

Check out these challenge blogs for more inspiration!  And until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Love And Hugs

Welcome to the Studio!  Wow, it's been a busy few days.  This is my second card for the Card A Day Blog in a few days and yesterday I was cropping all day with some friends.  Most of the time when I go to a crop, I spend more time talking, laughing, and eating chocolate than I do working on layouts and cards.

The theme this week over at CABD is Cheer Up.  I love this little paper pack by Lily Bee Designs called Double Dutch.  The colors are bright, cheerful, and the patterns a little bit retro.  Put that together with a few hugs and some words of encouragement and you'll bring a smile to anyone's face.

This card was based on a sketch by Mojo Monday and will be entered in that challenge. 

The other supplies used for this card were CTMH Outdoor Denim cardstock, SU Poppy Parade cardstock and ink, and a new stamp set from the CTMH Autumn/Winter 2012 catalog called Words of Comfort.  It has some lovely and also spiritual sentiments.  I used the Lifestyle Crafts eyelet circle nesting die and seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I LOVE their selection and prices, plus the shipping is wicked fast.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to you stopping by again soon.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Let's Celebrate Embossing!

Welcome to the Studio!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm today's designer over at the Card A Day Blog.  Our theme this week is embossing and there's some really great cards from the designers.  If you haven't stopped by CABD yet, be sure to visit so you don't miss out!

When I was putting this card together, the white panel helps break up all the bright colors and gives the eye a place to rest, but without the embossing and texture, it would be BOOOORING.  And who wants to give a boring birthday card anyway?

I teach a card class once a month and this was one of my more recent class kits.  I love the accordian fold rosettes.  They are so much fun and really add a lot to cards and layouts.  The embossing folder I used is Sizzix.  White Daisy cardstock, Cotton Candy ink, and Sunset ink is from Close To My Heart.  The "Let's Celebrate" is from Justrite Stamps.  The vellum "doily" was cut out using the Lifestyle Crafts eyelet nesting die.  Everything else used for this card is what I call "off-the-shelf" from Hobby Lobby.  I found everything I needed, including the vellum, in the open stock paper section.

I'm planning on having a few layouts up after this weekend.  I'll be cropping with some friends all day Saturday...Woo Hoo!  I have a ton of page kits packed and can't wait to get started.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Get Your Kicks On Route 66

Welcome to the Studio!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm today's designer for the Card A Day Blog and I have a travel-themed card to share today.  I decided to do a twist on a luggage tag.  Sooner or later, we all end up with a luggage tag on our suitcase, whether it's the Tyvek printed airline tags or showing support for your favorite SEC team - my hubby has an Alabama Roll Tide luggage tag. 

Here's my creation:

You remove the tag to read the message...

The "inside" of my card...

For my card, I used a very retired paper pack from CTMH called Route 66.  It's from ages ago, but I loved the papers and still had some hanging around even after a two-page layout.  I used a Technique Tuesday stamp set for the sentiment tag.  For the message, I found an online verses for cards type website.  It's a simple and fun card.

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

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Anchor's Away!

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If you're visiting from the Card A Day Blog, thanks so much for stopping by.  If you have been to CADB yet today, be sure to head over there for some daily inspiration and join our July Challenge.
Our theme is Guy Cards.  And I have to admit that those give me fits sometimes.  I almost always have trouble with them.  Feminine cards are easy...if it looks too plain, add flowers and bling.  Not so much with guy cards.  I could just imagine the look on my husband's face if his birthday card was bejeweled and flower-rific.

I'm still into my watercoloring and these stamps from Justrite are awesome for that.  I really enjoy coloring.  It's relaxing and like being a little kid in school again;)  I used some jute ribbon for a manly touch as well.

My Supply List:
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede, Stampin Up
Pattern Paper:  Well Worn, Stampin Up
Stamps:  Justrite
Dies:  Justrite/Spellbinders
Fibers:  Jute ribbon, Michaels
Inks:  Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede, Stampin Up
Other:  Watercolor paper and pencils

And here is a quick bonus project.  This card was made basically the same way as the one above, but it's for a card guy...

The supplies were the same for this card.  Well Worn is one of my favorite "guy" paper packs.  I'm crushed that it's been retired!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

A "Berry" Sweet Card

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I have a cute little card to share today.  I have no idea what got me started on strawberries, but I've been hunting stamps down for a month now.  I finally found the one I wanted, a digi from Digi Doodles.  I just love this one.  I've kind of gotten hooked on digi stamps lately.  My mom has tons of them and she loves coloring them with Copics.  I'm no Copic Chic.  I tried a few times and haven't quite gotten the hang of it, but I'm enjoying my watercolor pencils.  So without further adieu, here is my summer strawberry delight...

The past challenge for Clearly Inspired was red, green and white, plus fruity.  Although I didn't get my card done in time for the challenge, it was just the right inspiration for this card.  I'm just so pleased with how it turned out.  Sometimes I surprise myself;)
I used a past sketch from Sparkle Creations, SCRSC71.

Not sure if you can see it that well in the photo, but the strawberries have crystal lacquer on them and are sort of shiny.  My needle tip kept getting clogged while I was working on this project and the effect is that my strawberries, although shiny, are also bumpy...just like the real thing.

My Supply List:
Cardstock:  White Daisy, CTMH;  green, Coordinations
Pattern Paper:  Green Gingham and Green polka dots, Paper Studio; Smoothie polka dots, CTMH
Digi Stamp:  Digi Doodles
Stamp:  "You're the Sweetest Thing" CTMH
Punch:  bracket label, Stampin Up
Lace:  from stash
Ink:  Smoothie, CTMH
Other:  watercolor pencils & crystal lacquer

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cards We Hate To Make

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Yes, there are cards we hate to make sometimes...Sympathy cards.  They always signify such a sad time and even more so when the one who has passed was young and still have so much living ahead of them.  But these cards must be done.  I prefer to keep all my sympathy cards clean and simple and without much bling or brightness.  I found a sketch on Retro Sketches that had a nice, clean design.  I used some dark, vintage papers and ended up with a lovely card, or at least as lovely as a sympathy card can be.

I did a bit of paper piercing along the scalloped border.  I thought the card needed a little something extra and that did the trick.

And for the inside...

My Supply List:
Cardstock:  black textured, Recollections
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found 2 - Sunshine
Stamps:  "With Sympathy" Justrite Stampers; Comfort of God's Love, Stampabilities;
               Four Frames, Stampin Up
Die:  SU/Sizzix Edgelits, Adorning Accents
Punch:  Bracket Frame, SU
Seam Binding:  from stash
Other:  Paper Piercing Pack Essentials, Stampin Up

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Steamy Steampunk

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I have a very different card to share with you today.  I haven't done too much in the way of steampunk, only a small, framed wall hanging for a friend.  I'm normally into the cute, sassy, lots of flowers and ribbon, vintage kind of stuff.  For trying something outside of my comfort zone though, I think it turned out pretty well.

I adore "Lady Victoria" from Kenny K.  She's a digi stamp and just too awesome along with tons of their stamps.  I can't wait to get more.  I had fun playing with all the metal stuff and those acrylic flowers too.

I'll be entering this card into a few challenges...
This will be the second card for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #161.  I used the sketch and just modified it a bit to make room for all the metal.  My first submission for this challenge is here.

Next, I'll be entering Basic Grey Challenges #71, favorite color combo.  I will admit the only reason I bought BG Periphery is because of the lime greens and blues.  It's one of my faves.

And another, 2 Sisters Challenge Blog #97, Anything Goes.  Even if you don't play along, there are tons of fabulous cards, layouts, and projects on all of these challenge blogs, so go check them out.  You never know where inspiration could be hiding.

My Supply List:
Paper:  Basic Grey, Periphery
Inks:  Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake & Chocolate Chip, Stampin Up
Digi Stamp:  Lady Victoria by Kenny K
Stamp:  "Just For You" by Justrite Stampers
Seam Binding:  from stash
Flowers & Bling:  Close To My Heart, Heirloom Assortment.
Metals:  Cogs and Chain with Clasp, Spare Parts by Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby
Punch:  Stampin Up bracket label
Other:  watercolor paper and watercolor pencils

A lot of my non-papercrafting friends want to know what I do with all those cards I make.  My mom and I teach a cardmaking class once a month at our church.  Since they do not charge us for anything, we donate just about all the cards we make ourselves to our church and have handmade cards for sale all the time.  Our church keeps all the proceeds and we don't have to rent a 20x20 storage building to store all our cards.  This particular card, however, will not be showing up on the rack at church;)

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Happy "Molly-days"

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I know the title of this post doesn't make much sense to most people, so let me explain...
Molly was my Scottie.  I was blessed to have her in my life for 15 years, and lots & lots of Christmases.  I even had a "Molly" tree bedecked with white twinkle lights, plaid ribbons, red & green glass ornaments, and a Scottie Angel on top.  That began on Molly's very first Christmas and I've always sang "Happy Molly-days" around the house during the Christmas season.

I'm wanting to get a jumpstart on my Christmas cards this year - I didn't send hardly any out last year...ugh!  I was poking around on the internet as I'm prone to do and found a digi stamp site called Delicious Doodles.  They have some awesome stamps.  There is something for everyone, whether you're looking for a Scottie, a vampire dude, fairies or flowers, they have it.  My other inspiration for this card came from Creatively Candace.  I totally LOVE her card!  I used papers from the same collection on my Scottie card.

I also used a sketch from Dawny P. at Pink Piggy Wiggy.  I modified it a bit so it could be a 5x7 instead of square and did a bit of rotating for my Scottie in a stocking.

And you can't forget the inside of the card...

I'm going to be entering this card in two challenges this week.  One is  for the Delicious Doodles, The Challenges.  I found their challenge site while shopping for digi stamps.  I just love their stuff.  The current challenge is a 1, 2, 3 recipe.  I used one (1) Delicious Doodles digi image; two (2) pattern papers, and three (3) diecut items, sentiment tag, doily oval, and border OR three sparkling red holly berries.  I know it's kind of a stretch with the berries being on the inside and all.  I'm just in it for the fun, but do love those blog badges and comments;)

The second challenge I'll be entering this card in is the Love To Create Challenge Blog.  Challenge #21 is Anything Goes.  They have new challenges every Monday.

My Supply List:
Cardstock:  black textured, Recollections; Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive, Stampin Up
Pattern Paper:  Echo Park, Season's Greetings 6x6
Digi Stamp:  Delicious Doodles, Scottie in a Stocking
Stamps:  Christmas Love, CTMH
Ink:  Black, CTMH; Old Olive, Stampin Up
Seam Binding:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies:  Nesting Doily Ovals, Lifestyle Crafts
Punches:  Modern Label & Word Window, Stampin Up;  border punch, Fiskars
Sketch:  Dawny P., Pink Piggy Wiggy
Other:  Stickles, Christmas Red
            watercolor paper and watercolor pencils
            Watercolor Crayons, Stampin Up

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope to see you again soon!  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In A Witchy Mood

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I know summer is just beginning, but I'm ready for fall.  It's my favorite season!  So much wonderful stuff is in the fall, pumpkin patches, leaves changing, that crisp, coolness in the air, my birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving...I could go on for hours.  I just totally love autumn.  So just to keep my fall yearnings in check, I decided to play along with Forever Night Challenges Freaking Friday #41 and make this witchy, delightfully wicked, halloween card.  The card is based on Sweet Sunday Sketch #161.  I've used that sketch twice already this week.  It's so versatile for these elongated stamps.  I'll be sharing my other card soon.  It's still in the works on my scrap desk;)

And I just love that wicked animal print flower.  I didn't have any seam binding to match - EEK!  So I had to make my own.  I started with ivory seam binding and added it to some water with a drop of black CTMH reinker.  It gave me kind of the gray I wanted, so then I spritzed it with Sassy Shimmer Spritz (my homemade version of Glimmer Mist) in silver.  It came out great, a little glitzy, a little blotchy, and perfectly shabby.  And check out my gossamer-winged bat on my tag.

And you can never forget the inside of your card...

Wanna make your own "Sassy Shimmer Spritz"?  It's easy.  Here's the easiest recipe:
Mist bottle (find those at Wal-mart in the travel size section)
Pearl Acrylic Paint
Water-based stamp pad reinker

All you do is fill the mister bottle approximately 3/4 of the way with water.  Add a few drops of the pearl paint and shake to mix.  Then slowly add reinker until you get the color you want.  Keep in mind that it looks a lot darker in the bottle than it will when it's sprayed, so get some scrap paper out and spritz until you get the color you want.

Recipe #2:
Mist Bottle
Perfect Pearls by Ranger (not Pearl-Ex)*
Water-based stamp pad reinker

I prefer to add the Perfect Pearls first, normally about a 1/4 tsp for a 2 or 3 oz. bottle.  I think add a little water and mix it around to stop the Perfect Pearls from becoming perfect clumps.  Then I begin adding reinker until I acheive the color I want.  I like the way the pearls look better than the paint, plus you can mix and match all kinds of different colors of pearls and reinkers.  If you'd like your spritz to have a more opaque or whitewash finish, just add a few drops of plain acrylic paint in white (for whitewash) or a coordinating shade.

*My reason for insisting on Perfect Pearls is because they have a binder already mixed in with the pearly stuff.  Pearl-Ex requires the extra step of adding a binding agent (gum of arabic, found in the paint section of your local craft store).  Just add about ten to fifteen drops from a pipette into your bottle with the Pearl-Ex and swirl around before adding other ingredients.

Supply List:
Cardstock:  CTMH, Grey Flannel;  Black textured, Recollections/Micheals
Pattern Paper:  Echo Park Apothecary Emporium 6x6
Inks:  CTMH Grey Wool, Sunset, & Black;  Versamark
Embossing Powder:  A La Mode, Detail Black by Hampton Art
Flower:  Prima
Seam Binding:  Really Reasonable Ribbon, dyed by me
Stamps:  CTMH Wicked and Mischief Workshop on the Go stamp set
Sketch:  Sweet Sunday #161
Challenges Entered:  Sweet Sunday #161 and Forever Night Challenges

Hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Woo Hoo! CWWC Top 3

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Just a quick note to say thanks to the gals over at Crafting When We Can.  I was given the honor of being chosen in their Top 3 for Challenge #20, Mint Chocolate Chip color combo.  I was also awarded a really cool blog badge...check it out on my sidebar.  This is so cool!  And congrats to the other winning ladies as well.  We Rock!

Here's a pic of my Top 3 card, and if you'd like to see the original post, it's HERE.

Be sure to pop on over to CWWC blog and join in the "summer fun" of Challenge 21!

Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Around We Go!

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I wanted to share a new layout I just finished.  My husband and I were at Zoo Atlanta a few years back and he took some really sweet (and silly) shots of me riding the Merry-Go-Round.  I'm not the most organized scrapper.  I don't work on layouts chronologically.  I work on what I "feel" like working on, which basically equates to pictures of the dogs and carving jack-o-lanterns taking precedence over everything else;)

I  began with a sketch by Becky Fleck from her PageMaps 2 book.  I just love her two sketch books.  They both come with a neat set of cards that feature the sketch on one side and a sample layout on the other.  It's perfect to slide into your page planner to get ready for a crop.  Talk about making everyone THINK you're organized;)  Okay, so here's my layout:

On this layout, I was a totally a rub-on fanatic.  All the pattern papers, tags & rub-ons are Foof-ala Summer Collection by Autumn Leaves.  I wish they were still around.  I just loved all the papers and accessories.  So speaking of all those rub-ons, here's a few close-up shots.

And yes, those are ALL rub-ons.  They came out so good, you'd think it was part of the pattern paper.

More rub-ons and handstitching.  I stamped the lines for my journaling for a "stitched look" to tie everything together.

This is a close-up shot of what my title decoration looked like.  I even added rub-ons to the chipboard alphas to make them "match."

I had so much fun making this layout.  It really brought back memories of a bright, sunny spring day and all the fun we had.  Plus, I just adore Merry-Go-Rounds.

I'm planning on entering this layout in two challenges.  The first is Use Your Stuff  #39, Sew Many Possibilities.  This is my second time joining in the fun on that blog.  I love seeing all the wonderful artwork.

The second challenge is for Clear It Out Challenges.  The current challenge is two or more ribbons/fibers.  I used the blue ribbon under my title and also tied knots on my tag.  My second ribbon is all the stitching with floss/twine.  They have a great sponsor for this challenge, Bugaboo Stamps, and you could win seven free digis!  My mom, Joanie's Classy Card Corner, uses Bugaboo Stamps all the time on her cards.  The "senior" images are my favorites;)

Supply List:
Most of this stuff is REALLY OLD!
Pattern Paper, Tags & Rub-ons:  Foofala Summer Collection, Autumn Leaves
Cardstock:  CTMH, Pacifica
Chipboard Letters:  Lil Davis Designs
Ribbon/fibers:  from stash
Ink:  CTMH, Pacifica
Stamps:  CTMH, Comments, Dates
Other:  Stitching template, Bazzill Basics; Rub-on tool, Basic Grey.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Just Laugh

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Well, I said in an earlier post that I was a layout-making fool this past week.  Here's another one I finished the other day.  I've had this handful of pictures that I didn't know what to do with.  It's photos of my Mom and I at the Georgia Renaissance Festival a few years ago doing our usual goofing off, joking around, and constantly smiling and laughing.  That's us.  We get along like two kids and we're always picking on each other and laughing our butts off.  Plus, it's great when you get to "that age" where your mom can't/won't ground you anymore;)  Or at least if she does ground me, I'll get sent to our scraproom...oh, no!  That's like sending a little kid to Disney;)

I used Basic Grey  Lemonade that I got from the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby.  What can I say?  I'm a paper hoarder in every sense of the term and a bargain hunter to boot.  How can you turn down an entire pack of BG for $6.83?  I stamped "Just" on the little flower tags and tied them to some puffy pink tulle.  The "Laugh" banner is attached together with pink ricrac.  It's a really cute, kinda silly layout just like me & mom.

Also, while I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with this pictures, I found a sketch challenge blog and it just so happened the sketch was perfect my pics!

And now I'm stuck like glue to Stuck On U Sketches!  They have some fantastic sketches and an awesome design team.  It's amazing how many different ways this sketch can be translated.  This is my first time playing along with them over at Stuck On U, but it won't be my last.

My Supply List:
Paper:  Basic Grey, Lemonade
Ink:  CTMH Pear
Ribbon, etc:  Pink tulle and seam binding, from stash;
                      Pink & white baker's twine, We R Memory  Keepers
Flowers:  Recollections/Michaels
Butterfly:  Lost & Found, jewelry section, Michaels
Tags:  Flowers, misc.; Banners, Silhouette and converted for use with MTC & Zing
Journaling Block:  Anna Griffin, Carmin

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out Stuck On U Sketches.

Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Leftovers on Monday

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We really didn't eat leftovers on Monday, but I did use some scrappy leftovers for the Mojo Monday #246 Sketch.  I did a layout recently of a crop we attended for Mom's 70th Birthday.  I used some Scenic Route paper from a loooooooong time ago and thought I'd finish up the scraps with a few cards.

Here's the sketch...

And here is my card...

I found some cute little flowers from Sassafras Lass that I got ages ago and just haven't found the right project for...until now.  I also used some seam binding in an orange-gold color and tied a double bow with my peg bow maker. 

But wait, that's not all...

I still had enough left over to create this cute 5x5 card for my BFF, Julia.  Have fun in the Carolinas, Scrap Queen!

I based this card on a Sweet Stop Sketch #88 and used the remainder of my leftovers from the Scenic Route Charlotte Collection.

And I want to also give a quick shout-out to my Mom, Joanie, of Joanie's Classy Card Corner.  She just made the DT for Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  They have a really cool challenge blog and I'll be playing along regularly.  The current challenge is PDE #25, three of something.  My MM#246 card fits perfectly with its three flowers!

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Mint Chocolate Chip Color Challenge

Welcome to the Studio!

I want to share a card I made for the Crafting When We Can Challenge Blog.  It's a color combo challenge of mint green and brown.  Don't ask me why, but that just screamed vintage baby card to me.  I don't understand it either.  That's just how my brain works;)

For this card, I used a Card Patterns Sketch #169.  For the vintage baby carriage, I found a free digi online.  I changed the color in Photoshop Elements from black to brown so it would match my color scheme.  And I even used one of my Anna Griffin bows that I bought like 8 years ago when I first started scrapping and would never use it because it was too pretty;)  I'm really happy with the way the card turned out.

Supply List:
Card base: 5x7 Recollections/Michaels
Bow:  Anna Griffin
Pattern Paper:  Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby
Cardstock:  CTMH Colonial White, SU Early Espresso
Stamps:  JustRite
Ink:  CTMH Olive
Punches:  SU Word Window and Modern Label
Bling:  green pearls, Recolletions/Michaels 
Flowers:  Recollections/Michaels
Other:  Free image, found online

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Use Your Stuff!

Welcome to the Studio!

I've been cranking out layouts lately like a madwoman.  It feels REALLY good to get some done.  I'm so far behind it ain't even funny.  I want to finish my wedding album before our 10th anniversary.  A few years ago, that sounded like a joke; but we'll be celebrating that 10th anniversary in March of next year.  I need to get my rear in gear for sure!

I've recently found a challenge blog that I just adore and really gets me motivated.  It's Use Your Stuff.  Each week they have a new challenge that gets you to, well, use your stuff.  And believe me, I NEED to use what I have so I can make room for the new stuff I want.  The challenge this week is #38, Make It By Hand.  And I enjoy making my own embies when the usual store-bought stuff just doesn't work.

Well, I'm by no means bragging when I say that I used Scenic Route Paper, Charlotte Collection, for this layout.  I don't even think that company exists any more, but I'm just now getting around to using the paper I purchased like four or five years ago, if not longer than that.  I love the browns, reds, and peachy-pinks.

I used Heartfelt Creations Posey Patch stamp and die sets.  I stamped the flowers first, cut them out with the Spellbinders/Heartfelt dies, and then inked the edges before layering them and adding a bit of bling to the center.

I used CTMH Garnet to stamp the smaller flower (top pic) and inked with CTMH Smoothie and for the larger flower (bottom pic) I did just the opposite.  I also diecut my own ticket shape and added it as well.  Several of the circles are popped up on foam tape to give the layout some lumpiness and texture.

Supply List:
Cardstock: CTMH Garnet, Smoothie, and Colonial White
Inks:  CTMH Garnet and Smoothie
Stamps:  Posey Patch, Heartfelt Creations; CTMH, Just The Ticket SOTM
Pattern Paper: Charlotte by Scenic Route
Dies:  Heartfelt/Spellbinders, Posey; Spellbinders circles and scallop circles
Embossing folder: Provo Craft
Bling:  Recollections
Other:  Ticket cut file from Silhouette, converted and used with MTC & Ba-Zing-A, the Knk Zing 
             and well as my own creation for the Title/journaling block.
Sketch:  Becky Fleck, PageMaps 2

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy and Use Your Stuff;)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bailey's First Layout

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I've finally gotten to several layouts that have been rolling around in my brain, one of which is a layout of Bailey, my Silky Terrier and newest fur baby.  She's a sweetie and I love her to pieces.  But as you may notice in this photo, she's got a bit of "wild child" in her.  This is my first layout of our little darling.  We got her from the Fairy Dog Mother Rescue at the end of March and we couldn't be happier.  Bailey also just "graduated" from puppy school at our local Petsmart.  I'll have a graduation layout up soon;)

I participated in Got Sketch Express 3 with Valerie Salmon and based this layout on one of the class sketches.  She is an awesome layout and card sketch artist.  I just love her sketches and this was the second class I took with her, and definitely not the last!

My paper choice for this layout was from Simple Stories and called Summer Fresh.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this paper.  For me, it evokes the feeling of summer in the country and a granny's kitchen.  I used one flower made by Jolee's Boutique (bottom right-hand corner).  I must say, I'm just loving the direction Jolee's is going in.  They have been my favorite since I started scrapbooking, but the selection was starting to get a little stale for me.

The small rolled rose is a Sizzix 3D flower die.  I cut it out of canvas, and after it was rolled, I inked the edges a little with a sponge dauber and some CTMH chocolate ink.  And here's the fun part...Bailey helped.  She jumped up in the chair at my scrap desk and took off with the little flower in her mouth, which was quickly followed by me frantically saying "drop it."  Thanks to Bailey's expert distressing technique (and a bit of puppy slobber), it was perfect.  The final flower is an inked and distressed Recollections flower and a crochet flower from the same package.  The small, vintage brad with the yellow marble center is from Creative Charms.

The diecut borders on top and bottom were cut out using my Zing and a Silhouette border image that I converted for use with Make The Cut.  I used alpha stickers for "Bailey" on a border strip included in the paper pack.  I used SU seam binding in Cherry Cobbler at the top with a bow.  My background paper is CTMH ivory cardstock distressed with SU Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber around the edges and an SU Stampin Wheel.  Unfortunately, the stamp is retired:(  For the date, I used a CTMH stamp set and Outdoor Denim ink.

If you have any layouts or projects of your pet(s) or fur babies, there's still time to join the Furry Four Legged Family challenge over at Craft Room Challenge.  You'll see Bailey's sweet, lil mug over there!
I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Punched Friendship

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you're visiting from the Card A Day Blog, I'm glad you made it! My project for today is a friendship card that's based on a sketch by Becky Fleck of Pagemaps fame. I just love her sketches. I use a lot of them for my layouts, but only occasionally for cards. I've had this one saved on my iPad for some time now and it just hit me all of a sudden. Here's the sketch...

A Special Friendship:

My card is 8.5 x 3.75 and my base is made of kraft cardstock.  I put an ivory cardstock layer on the front and inked the edges with Stampin Up Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber.  I heat embossed the sentiment, A Special Friendship, with CTMH Outdoor Denim embossing powder.

My bow was made with SU denim ribbon and my peg bow maker.  (We'll have some up for sale in the Etsy store soon!)  For the punch, I used an EK Success label punch.  I inked each of the punches with SU Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber.  The paper I used is from Lily Bee Designs, Double Dutch.  The heart button are from Jesse James, Dress It Up.  I used the Friendship stamp set from CTMH.  Both the sentiment and verse are from the same set.  The inside is stamped in Outdoor Denim ink.

I had a lot of fun with this sketch and loved the way my card turned out.  So here is another card, same layout but different papers...

I thought this one looked cute with the mini roses and the seam binding.  This paper is Echo Park This & That Graceful collection.  What's great about this card is you can use all those little bitty scraps up! 

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Stop by again soon.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!