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

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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!

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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!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Card Patterns 168 & 2 Sisters Challenge 94

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I hope I don't bore most of my readers with all these challenges.  I've just been struggling in my crafting lately, either no time or no creativity.  I've been trying to jumpstart things, and I think I'm back on the right track.  The challenges are keeping me motivated to get stuff done in a timely manner.  I work really good with deadlines.  I was a freelance court reporter for about 12 years and deadlines are critical.  Although I loved my job, I can do without the stress;)

I made a very vintage card for a friend's mom.  I love toile patterns.  I have black & white toile curtains in my scraproom.  You can see a peek of them in an earlier post about the new punch rack.  Anyway, I also have a few toile stamps.  I decided it might be fun to color in the toile images.  I used watercolor pencils and SU watercolor crayons.  This is a close-up of my image...

And here is the front of my card and the Card Patterns Sketch:

The background paper I used is Anna Griffin.  The cardstock is DCWV.  The mini roses are Recollections from Michaels.  The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from Justrite Stamps.  I used the SU word window and modern label punches.  I also added some bling, also Recollections from Michaels.  The crinkled seam binding is from my stash.  I purchased it during CKC Nashville 2012.  The toile stamp is All Night Media.

And here is the inside of my card:

For the inside, I used the same Anna Griffin paper as I used on the front.  The verse is Stampin Up, the Happy Birthday is Justrite Stamps.  the card verse diecut was made using SU/Sizzix Framelits and Spellbinders dies for the corners.   I also used bling by Recollections.  The ink is CTMH Vineyard Berry.

The second challenge I'm entering this card in is the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.  Their current challenge is "Inside & Out."  I normally don't decorate the insides of my cards, but lately I've been trying to make the inside as pretty as the outside, so I thought this challenge was a must!

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

Some Excitement And Christmas in June

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I have some exciting news to share...I was the winner, chosen by random, on the Get Hippity With Ippity challenge.  The prize was an Ippity stamp set of my choice and there are so many to choose from.  I can't wait to share some projects using my new stamp!  Want some Ippity goodness of your own?  Join their current challenge here or visit the store.

Well, it's time to start on Christmas cards.  If I don't start now, I'll never be finished in time.  I teach a cardmaking class once a month and we made our first Christmas card this past Saturday.  I decided to participate in a challenge to help me get some festive mojo going.  I decided to join in the Merry Monday Challenge at Always Playing With Paper.

Here is their sketch:

And here is my card:

I used paper from the Lily Bee Designs collection called Jingle and the Bells & Boughs stamp set from Stampin Up.  The cardstock is Red Barn from CTMH.  I watercolored the image and then used Diamond Glaze to make the holly berries shiny.  I tied a bow with seam binding using my peg bow maker.  I also used the Decorative Label Punch from Stampin Up.

Here is a close-up of my bow...

I really had a lot of fun working with the Merry Monday sketch.  Be sure to stop by over their to get some great ideas for your Christmas cards.

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

Friday, June 1, 2012

GHWI and Crafty Boots Challenges

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Today I'd like to share a feminine, girly card.  Don't get me wrong, we all love the guys in our lives, but it can get a little dull sometimes if you don't have flowers, bows, and bling.  And with that in mind, I gleaned a little inspiration from two separate challenges to get my creative juices following in the right direction after all the guy cards over the last few weeks.  The first challenge is from Ippity's challenge blog, Get Hippity With Ippity.  The challenge over there is flower and a leaf.  The second challenge is from Crafty Boots and it's Bowtastic!

My card is an A2 size and I used the Echo Park For the Record paper pack.  I so totally LOVE  that paper!  I can't get enough of it.  The sentiment, Happy Birthday, is from Justrite Stamps and stamped in CTMH Black ink.  The border punch (both inside and out) is from Fiskars.  The flower is the SU five petal punch.  I inked the edges with CTMH Honey ink.  For the leaf, I used a punch from Marvy Uchida.  I inked the edges with a very old SU Garden Green stamp pad.  I also used light blue seam binding and my handy-dandy peg bow maker (a small one).   

For the inside of my card, I decorated it with some pattern paper from the same paper pack.  I used a Marvy Uchida punch for the mini five petal flower and I just did a freehand cut on the little leaf.  I still need to add a card verse, but wanted to share the inside as well.

Father's Day & Mojo Monday 243

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I'm still working a few more Father's Day cards.  Here's one I made for a friend's son-in-law.  The paper is from the This & That Charming Collection.  It's a great paper pack for guy cards.  I also used Honey cardstock from CTMH.  The dad with children is from the Silhouette store.  I downloaded it and changed the format to .mtc so I could cut it out with my KnK Zing.  The sentiment is from Justrite Stamps and stamped with SU Chocolate Chip ink and cut out with the SU Decorative Label punch.

Now, on to the important stuff...
I created this card using a sketch from Mojo Monday.  I totally love their sketches, and as most of you regular readers know, I'm definitely a sketch girl.  I was able to go clean and simple with this card without it looking plain, thanks to the plaid pattern paper.

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