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!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thinking Pink

Welcome to the Studio!
I'm on a mission to let everyone know about the spectacular,  awesome, fantabulous LINK UP FOR PINK October Event!  It starts October 1st and goes through the 14th.  There will be lots of cards and projects and lots of pink too!  And did I mention prizes!?!  Please help us support Breast Cancer Awareness, be there for those who are fighting the battle, celebrate those who are cancer-free, and honor those we've lost.
I decided to play with a technique I hadn't done in a while, embossing resist.  All the embossing stuff and the alcohol inks are so convenient in the new scraproom, I'm re-trying lots of old techniques that I kind of forgot about.  For my first card, I decided to make it feminine with some pretty pink pearly pins...say that three times fast:)

And here I am again with more leftovers.  Wish the stuff in my fridge looked this appetizing;)  For this card, I decided on some sweet, little roses in two different pinks and a ribbon with both organza and satin in it.
For the embossing resist technique, all I did was heat emboss the ribbon flourish design on white cardstock with clear embossing powder.  After it had cooled, I used a stamp from the Strength & Hope stamp set to make the wording background.  The next step is to take a sponge, a dauber, a stipple brush - whatever you choose - and add ink on top of the embossed image and like magic, it appears.  I just think this technique is just too cool and I hope you do too!
Enablers List:
Cardstock:  Pale pink, Recollections; Regal Rose, Stampin Up; White, Close to my Heart.
Stamps:  Breast Cancer, Pink By Design;  Strength & Hope, Stampin Up (retired).
Inks:  Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink , SU;  Versamark.
Clear Detail Embossing Powder, CTMH.
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Breeze.
Ribbon:  Pink Satin from Michaels.
Other Ink:  Grey Flannel, CTMH (retired)
Roses:  Recollections
Pattern Paper:  Carta Bella, Paris Girl.
Ribbon:  Michaels
Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you over at Link Up For Pink!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Happy Birthday with Toile

Welcome to the Studio!
I made a beautiful baby boy card recently (which I'll be able to share soon), and I still had all this lovely (and old) Anna Griffin toile paper on my scrap desk.  I decided to make a similar card and use up some of these gorgeous scraps as well as some embies that I didn't use on the baby card. 
I don't know if any of you do this when you create, but I pick my papers and then go around my scraproom like a crazy lady digging through jars of flowers, rooting through drawers and baskets, and generally making a huge pile on my desk of all the items I "collected" and then I start on my project...with like no room at all to work;)   And putting all the stuff I use away is a booger, so a lot of times, I end up making a few "matching" cards.  I like doing that after I finish a layout especially, because I usually only have enough scraps left for a few cards anyway and it makes cleaning up easier. 
Okay, enough about me.  Here's the card I created with my "leftovers."
I was going for a very shabby chic look, so I distressed ALL the edges with ink and even used my handy-dandy Prima distressing tool.  I have tried several distressing tools in the past, but this one by far is my fave.  And yep, it looks just like my Grandma Julie's foot file that used to sit on the shelf in her bathroom.  Same color too;)
I used it at a Prima class that I took while at CKC-Nashville a few years ago and loved it!  I ordered one as soon as I got back home!
Do you ever buy stuff just because all your friends are buying it and think it's great?  I'm so guilty of that!  I used a few of those things on this card that I just HAD TO HAVE.  One is chipboard.  I must have two white cubes from Michaels filled to overflowing with chipboard of every imaginable size, shape, color, texture.  The one I used here was from a package I received in a goodie bag at a weekend retreat in February.  Another one of those "Had to Have" items was Tim Holtz Distressing Stains.  I used them both on the chipboard piece and as well as the newsprint pattern paper to "shab them up a bit."  I also used the sanding tool and the metal brush on the chipboard to uncover portions of the pattern embossed on it.  I love the burlap flowers!  Those are new to my stash and this is the first time I've used them.
I'll be entering this card in several challenges...
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #235 - In Distress
Sweet Stamps #132 - Birthday
Use It Tuesdays #62, Trends  {I LOVE this challenge because you must use "hoarded" supplies...and I have a lot!}
Whimsical Designs - Something Old/Something New Challenge {Anna Griffin Paper/Burlap Flowers}
A.R.T. Card Challenge #12 - Ribbons & Pearls
Crafty Ribbons #59 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes as long as it's birthday
Enabler's List:
Cardstock:  Bazzill, ivory
Pattern Papers:  Plain Blue and Blue Toile, Anna Griffin;  Newsprint, Paper Studio.
Chipboard:  Michael's Dollar Bin
Burlap Flowers:  Paper Studio
Stamps:  French Foliage & Elementary Elegance, Stampin Up
Ribbon Rose:  Stampin Up, cut from trim
Pleated Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Seam Binding:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Large Pearl:  from stash
Mini Pearls:  Close to my Heart
Inks:  Heavenly Blue, CTMH (retired);  Crumb Cake & Marina Mist, SU
Tim Holtz Distress Stains:  Antique Linen, Picket Fence, & Weathered Wood
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Friday, August 30, 2013

You're Sew Sweet

Welcome to the Studio!

Since the move, things are FINALLY settling down and life is resuming a normal pace.  There's still a lot to unpack, but it's too early to put out the Christmas decorations, so I figure I have a breather until after Halloween at least;)  My mojo was in full swing yesterday and I made it a point to craft the day away.  I made a pendant for a Halloween necklace and while that was drying I made two cards.  I wanted to share one of my creations with you today.  It's "sew" shabby chic!

I downloaded the sewing machine freebie from a blog I follow, Shoregirl's Creations.  She's always got such cool ideas and projects, not to mention recipes too.  The card was pretty simple to make, just some inking around the edges and that's about it.  The trickiest part was getting the thread onto the mini glue dots did the trick!
I'm entering this card in a few challenges too!  And those are:
Can You Digi It #43 - Very Vintage
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
A.R.T. Card Challenge #12 - Ribbons & Pearls
Enabler's List:
Cardstock:  Colonial White & Ruby/Close To My Heart
Pattern Paper:  K & Co. {And boy, this was some OLD stash that got unearthed in the move}
Flower:  Colorbok  {It's sewing pattern print.  I found these at Joann's}
Spools:  Maya Road
Red Thread:  from stash
Linen Thread:  Stampin Up
Burlap Border:  Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby
Seam Binding:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pearl:  CTMH
Inks:  Chocolate Chip & Crumb Cake/SU
Digi:  Shoregirl's Creations freebie
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

We All Need Hope

Welcome to the Studio!

It's been ages since I've been able to create and I'm excited to say that I've finally had the opportunity...and just in time for Link Up For Pink Challenge 16!  The scraproom kind of became a makeshift holding tank for two trailer loads of stuff in the last few weeks of "THE MOVE," which I'm happy to say in finally OVER!  After adding some shelving and lots of organizing, the scraproom is finally usable.  Mom still can't find everything.  I'll be starting on the drawer and basket labeling next;)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sherri Baldy.  I just love, love, love her awesome images.  Here is my card using Image 707 from her shop.

I decided to paper piece this little cutie.  I wanted the denim look and I'm so not that talented with Copics.  I did the rest of her with watercolor pencils and a blending pen.  I followed an old sketch I found buried on my iPad from My Mind's Eye and it just so happens the pattern paper is MME as well.  The cardstock and the bracket label is Stampin Up.  "Denim Hope" is printed on watercolor paper. The denim paper and the burlap border is from The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby.  {I finally went shopping at "The Lob" for the first time in months.  They have a ton of cool, new burlap borders and flowers!}  The button and floss is from my stash.  The "Hope" stamp is from Justrite Stamps.  The frilly ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The awareness ribbon punch is from EK Success.  The pink rose is Recollections/Michaels hit with a little of my own Sassy Shimmer Spritz in La Vie En Rose.  The itty, bitty rhinestones are from CTMH.

Now for the fun stuff...
Be sure to enter Challenge 16.  The rules are simple...make it pink!  There will be two winners and each will receive five digis...Woo Hoo!  If I won, I don't know how I'd possibly be able to pick out only five favorites.  The winners will have their work cut out for them.  I look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Buttons and Butterflies

Welcome to the Studio!

Whew, it's been a rough few months.  I haven't had hardly any time to craft.  I've been packing and purging not only my scrap stash but everything else in the house too.  You can't imagine just how many Christmas ornaments you can acquire in four short years:)

So to update everyone, I am partially moved (and my mom too) to the sprawling metropolis of Picayune, Mississippi.  It's country living at its finest.  The guy who lives across to street brings fresh chicken eggs once a week.  I've never had eggs that fresh!  From coop to kitchen in under an hour.  We have a brand, spankin' new scraproom built by my Dear Old Dad.  It's awesome!  Just a huge 10x20 open space with lots of outlets for all my scrappy gadgets, some uber lighting, and lots of windows.  There's even a tin roof so I can hear the rain pitter-patter.

The cube wall with all our paper is put together (mostly), the dies and diecutting machines are ready and raring to go.  I even found my paper trimmer - Yay, Me!  So I FINALLY got a few moments to crank out some cards after months of not really being able to.  By no means is everything unpacked, but at least I can find some of my stuff;)  The picture below is the cube wall...

I thought a good way to get the creative juices flowing again was to start with a few challenges.  Here is my newest creation...

It's based upon Sweet Sunday Sketch #188.  The sketch is pictured below.  I also got a bit of inspiration from a challenge blog I just discovered, 613 Avenue Create.  Their current challenge, #27,  is a "create your own" challenge.  I created my own with a Choose 3 option of pattern paper, solid paper, and a sentiment.  It was a lot of fun and really made me put my creative thinking cap on.  I also used a bunch of buttons so I could join in the fun at Catered Crop with their Button Up challenge.

For this card, I used:
Ivory 5x6.5 card base, from chain craft store
Pattern Paper:  denim (Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby); Flowers and pink (Crate Paper/Random collection)
Chipboard:  Butterfly (Michaels)
Stamps:  Happy Birthday (Heidi Swapp); Flourish (Justrite Stamps)
Buttons:  yellow are from CTMH, pink from stash
Linen thread:  Stampin Up
Jute Cord:  from stash
Inks:  Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Rose Red and Crumb Cake (Stampin Up); Colonial White (CTMH/retired)
Dies:  Spellbinders scalloped border

Here are a few more pictures of my new scraproom.  I'm just so excited to have a pretty place to craft!

The "Timmy Table" aka home of the Vagabond.

New stamp storage.  It spins and holds tons of stamps
and even has room for a lot of bottles of Prima flowers!

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

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Link Up For Pink Challenge 14

Welcome to the Studio!

So glad you could stop by today.  My crafting has been intermittent at best due to "the move" and the entire scraproom is in boxes now and ready to go, but I was sure to put aside a few of my favorite items to make this pretty-in-pink card for Challenge 14.

I chose the sentiment, "You Inspire Me," because this lovely digi from Sherri Baldy is the epitome of old-time, classy back in the days of Bogey & Bacall.  This is a lady who takes whatever life puts in her path and handles it with courage and grace.  And I know there are a lot of ladies just like that today, and each and every one of you inspire those around you!
And if you'd like one of these awesome digis to call your own (or maybe 20-30), please visit our sponsor, Sherri Baldy!
Here are the rules for this challenge...You must use EITHER the sketch or the inspiration photo or BOTH.  It's up to you and the sky is the limit.  I look forward to seeing what you creative gals come up with!
I'll be "afk" (away from keyboard) for about three more weeks or so until I get myself, my mom, and our scraproom moved and set up again.  I'll have pictures of the new space and some new organizing ideas too!
"Courage is Grace under pressure."  - Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lucky Number 13!!!

Welcome to the Studio!

Whew, it's been a long time since I posted.  I apologize for that, but things have been absolutely crazy here.  I've been packing like a madwoman trying to get everything ready for a move to our new home in Picayune, MS.  It's a small, quaint little town and we'll be living out in the country...ah, peace and quiet...and a really awesome scraproom too!

Enough about all that.  Time to get to the good stuff.  Link Up For Pink Challenge 13 is open.  It's a really simple challenge.  You must use the inspiration photo.  The colors are so vibrant.  That's what jumped out at me.

The blue makes me think of the ocean and purple is my all-time fave color, behind lime green, that is.
Here is my card for the challenge...

That very cute bra digi is from one of our sponsors, SK Digis.  They have some of the most adorable images.  I really had fun working with this one.  I borrowed a few Copic markers from my mom to color the image.  I haven't gotten the hang of shading and stuff yet. 
And that lovely "Ocean Blue" seam binding is from another one of our awesome sponsors, Lovebug Creations.  I just love, love, love all the beautiful "Rumple Ribbon" they have!
I also based my card on a sketch from Deconstructing Sketches, No. 98:
Now it's time for you to head over to Link Up For Pink and join in all the Challenge 13 fun!
Supply List:
Pattern Paper:  "Blue Without You" from the Hello, Beautiful Collection by Bella Blvd.; The pink pattern papers are Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
Dies/Punches:  All three are from Stampin Up.
Cardstock:  Stampin Up
Twine:  WeRMemory Keeprs
Other:  The flower trim and rhinestones were from my stash.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Get 'Em Pinched

Welcome to the Studio!

It's an exciting day here.  Today is the day that Link Up For Pink Challenge 11 begins!  Woo Hoo!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Fresh Brewed Designs and the prize up for grabs is three digi images plus a bonus prize!

For my project, I used "Not So Crabby Crab" from Fresh Brewed.  She's a cute, sassy crab.  That's why I like her.  And she has an important message to share with all of you.  Be sure to remind all those special ladies in your life to get those mammograms!

Here is the inside of my card...

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Now it's time for you to get your crafty mojo going and enter your card, layout, page, or décor item for Challenge 11!  Remember, it has to have a dash of pink.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Butterfly Blessings

Welcome to the Studio!

I started working on Easter cards a few weeks ago.  I wanted to do something a little different.  I found some really cool chipboard accents at Michael's recently in their $1 bin during the half off sale.  How can you pass up that bargain?  I didn't.  I bought $4 worth:)

I played around with the chippy butterfly and decided to use paint on it and then some Rock Candy.  It didn't turn out quite like I thought it would.  The chipboard was embossed and the paint was too thick and covered a lot of the detail.  No worries...just add Stickles.  It wasn't quite what I had envisioned initially, but it's still pretty cool.

I used some BoBunny paper, Gabrielle collection.  Many of the papers have butterflies all over them and I think that's where I ended up getting the inspiration.  The pearls are from CTMH.  The paper is from Stampin Up.  The "Easter Blessings" is from Justrite.  The bow was made using peach seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used Stampin Up inks in Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, and Early Espresso.

I am entering this card in two challenges.  The first is Challenge #109 over at Sketch N Stash.  You have to use their sketch, which I really liked.

Next, I'll be entering Challenge #231 over at Flutter By Wednesday.  The current theme is "anything winged."  And of course, butterflies are always welcome;)

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

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The "Tail" of Two Roses

Welcome to the Studio!

I was at a scrapbook retreat (Camp Sumatanga in Gallant, AL) back in February and I was a cropping fool getting layout after layout done.  I had seen I technique on making roses with the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone and Tattered Florals dies.  I decided to play around and see if I could make a pretty paper rose.  The great news is I succeeded!  I made several roses.  Most of them went home with my friend, Jackie; but two of them found their way onto one of my layouts about my sweet puppy girl, Bailey, and her sidekick, Erin.  Bailey is a Silky Terrier, ie an oversized Yorkie.  Since I used just plain, old cardstock to create the roses and some Basic Grey paper that's been languishing in my paper tub for a few years I thought that would qualify for the challenge over at Use Your Stuff  #75, Our Four-legged Friends.  Also, since my layout has two roses, I thought I'd enter the Anything Goes Challenge Blog's current challenge, Seeing Double.

For this layout, I used Basic Grey paper (possibly named Bittersweet) from my stash along with some Stampin Up and CTMH cardstocks.  The rhinestone flourishes are Recollections/Michaels.  The skull is grungeboard by Tim Holtz and is inked with Stampin Up ink in Pretty in Pink and sprayed with "Sassy Shimmer Spritz," which is my homemade version of Glimmer Mist.  The grosgrain ribbon is from my stash.  The font used for the title is Chanel.  I have tons of free fonts and I get most of them at Dafont.

Now, the rest of the story...

As you can see from the photo of my layout above, there were two little pink roses.  When I got home from the retreat, the first thing I did was unload my layouts and put them on my coffee table in page protectors ready to go into albums.  I was procrastinating a bit because I was trying to decide which layouts I wanted to display for a while.  The layouts have been sitting on my coffee table for weeks now.  I know you're thinking I need to clean up, but my scrap table is in my living room, so it's not that big a stretch;)  So I left to run a few errands the other day and this is what I found when I got home...

I searched and searched for my pretty little rose and couldn't find it anywhere.  I knew Bailey was the culprit.  I checked all the usual hiding the bed "buried" in the covers, in the closet tucked under my shoe rack or hanging clothes, I even searched the flower pots in the yard where she occasionally "buries" socks, toys, and other contraband...all to no avail.  My flower was just plain missing.  And then Bailey ran up the stairs to bark out of the half window and she jumped in my lap...yep, you guessed it, with my flower in her mouth.  Let's just say it got a little distressed.  Looks like I'll be making another rose.

Thank you for listening to my "tail" of woe.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Friday, March 15, 2013

A Little Green...

Welcome to the Studio!

I wanted to share a little green with y'all, and no, it's not cash.  Sorry.  We all could use a little extra, I'm sure;)  My bit 'o green is a clean and simple St. Patty's Day card.  I thought I'd get my crafty mojo going with a challenge.  It's based on a sketch from Retrosketches #54
And here's my card...
For this card, I used an 8.5x3.75 card base.  The shamrock stamp is from the $1 bin at Joann's.  The pattern paper is from the Print Poetry mini deck from Stampin Up.  The ribbon is also Stampin Up and the hue is Gumball Green.  The sentiment is from Justrite Stamps and was stamped in SU Gumball Green ink.  The mini pearl is from my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  And don't forget to wear your green on Sunday!
Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Rosy Happy Birthday

Welcome to the Studio!
It's time to get your scrap on and enter the Link Up For Pink Challenge #10.  There is an inspiration photo to help you get started.  I can't wait to see all the creative things y'all come up with.

Here the photo:
And here's my take on it...
The flowers in the comforter and the color on the walls are what inspired me.  I was messing around during a recent scrapbook retreat and learned how to make these little roses using two Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, Tattered Florals and Tattered Pincone.  The pinecone is the rolled center and the medium size flower from the Tattered Florals is two layers on the bottom.  The paper I used is from Echo Park, Hello Summer by Lori Whitlock.  To make the leaves, I used a McGill punch.  The chevron borders were cut out using the Zing and Make the Cut.  The cute little tickets are "That's the Ticket" from Stampin Up as well as the coordinating ticket punch.
To me, this card represents something we should all look forward to, the future.  Whether it's fighting a nasty disease, going through financial difficulties, losing a loved one, or getting a divorce, we all need to remember that God is with us and will give us the strength we need to come out on the other side; we just need to be patient. 
I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love You...

Welcome to the Studio!

It was definitely time to get a Valentine's Day card made, so I decided to share a little love with my friends over at Link Up For Pink.

This is just a simple, flowery, blingy little card.  I used Carta Bella's Paris Girl paper collection.  My flower is several different mulberry flowers from Prima and Michael's with a little Tattered Angels Marshmallow spritzed on top for fun, although it's a bit hard to see.  The bling is actually cut from a long border strip.  The seam binding is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Valentine Hugs to all those fighting the battle against breast cancer. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Welcome to the Studio!

I'm here today to share another Link Up For Pink Challenge 9 creation.  It's not too late to get in on the fun and win an awesome prize!  Also, there's room on the LUFP Design Team for some new members, so if you want to have a LOT of fun with a great bunch of crafters, be sure to submit your creations.

For this card, I used the Stamps of Life Turtle2Love stamp set.  The turtles are so darn cute.  I used the stamp to cut out and paper piece patterned paper to create two cute little turtles for my card.  (They kinda look like they're giving each other a smooch.)  The patterned paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck, Salt Air.  It's been so cold, rainy, and altogether icky here in Alabama, I thought a bit of "beachy keen" would make us all feel a little happier.

The pattern paper is so bright and busy, I didn't think it needed a whole lot of embellishing, just a really cute, clean and simple card.  The layout is based on Mojo Monday Sketch #277.  I love playing along with the Mojo Monday challenges too!

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