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 d├ęcor item for Challenge 11!  Remember, it has to have a dash of pink.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Butterfly Blessings

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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

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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!