Sunday, April 29, 2012

Corrosive Challenge 4/29/2012

Time for another Corrosive Challenge. This fortnight challenge is to use Tim Holtz products on your creation.

I started out with a Sassy Studio Design image "Elizabeth Barnett." The image was colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils with OMS.The card base is 5.25" x 5.25" and is made from Kraft cardstock. I added cardstock that I distressed the edges of and topped with a vintage looking paper from my stash. I used one of my favorite Tim Holtz dies to cut the distressed clock and cut it with white core paper that I distressed with sand paper. I added the Tim Holtz ornate frame and sentiment along with a length of hemp cord. Finally I added flowers and leaves cut with the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy and my Cricut. The branches were cut with a Martha Stewart punch and the cognac colored swirl bling is from my stash from Michael's Recollection collection. Be sure to stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has created!

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Friday, April 27, 2012

SSD Fabulous Freebie Friday 4/27/2012

It's Friday again and time for another Sassy Studio Designs Fabulous Freebie Friday at
Paper Craft Planet. This week's freebie is Rah Rah Rhonda" with a challenge of "Varsity Letter" - use chipboard, sticker, or stamped letters on your project. Be sure to stop over at Paper Craft Planet to pick up this fabulous freebie because it'll only be available for 24 hours.

What better way to showcase a fantastic freebie than with a fantastic fold!

Image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. Papers from Recollections from Michael's. Stamps from StudioG. Everything else from my stash!

Challenges entered:
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Welcome to the SSD FANtastic Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sassy Studio Designs FANtastic blog hop.  It's been a while but anything worth having is worth waiting on. Sorry about the late posting but this darn new format from Blogger is very screwy. I scheduled this post to go live at 3:00 AM EST and what happened? Absolutely nothing. Luckily I'm up early this morning and decided to check on how the hop was going. And now, on to the show!

You should have arrived here from Mary's blog. If you didn't,  you might want to do a little backtracking. Just click on the link and you'll be there in a flash. If you didn't start at SSD you'll need to start there to get all the info on how to win free images.  At the end of this post is a list of all the DT and their blogs. You'll want to visit each and everyone to experience the awesomeness of the entire Sassy Studio Design Team!

So without further ado...I'd like you to meet "Renaissance Sassy."

I colored "Renaissance Sassy" with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I fussy cut and popped her up with pop dots. The base is Kraft cardstock and layered with various papers from my stash.  The printed paper is Close To My Heart. I used some distressing techniques as well as decorative colored pearls also from my stash. The flowers and leaves were cut with the Close To My Heart "Art Philosophy" cartridge and my Cricut. The branches were made using a Martha Stewart  branch punch. I also used one of my favorite Nestabilites die cuts. The sentiment is from TLC Creations.

As a part of this hop the DT was asked to share our favorite and least favorite crafting tool. Well I can immediatlye say that my least favorite tool is those darn goofy scissors with the different edges. I absolutely hate them. I couldn't get a decent continuous cut with them if my life depended on it. As a matter of fact I think I've thrown them away. 

My favorite crafting tool are rubberbands. That's right, plain 'ol ordinary rubber bands. I have them everywhere and on everything. So what am I using them for? First I love my Tim Holtz Distress Inks but those tops are the most ill-fitting of any ink pads I've ever seen. I rubberband them together in "3's" and it's perfect. Another thing I use them for are my Nestabilities. I keep my Nestabilities in a small photo album and keep the album together with what else? A rubberband. I keep my groups of Prismacolor pencils together with rubberbands as well. I could go on and on but you get the idea. Probably not what you're expecting as a crafting tool but it works for me and I subscribe to the "if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it" school!

BTW be sure to join us tonight on the party blog for a chat with the design team! The party starts at 7pm PDT (10pm EDT). Hope to "see" you there!  

From here,  your next stop should be to Rebecca's blog.  She's "got skills" and you won't want to miss her stop!

You are here 

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs Freebie Friday 4/20/12

It's time for another Sassy Studio Designs freebie. Don't forget to stop over at Paper Craft Planet because the freebie will only be available for 24 hours. The challenge again is "Leather and lace."

I colored "Sassy Jeanie" with Copics. The design papers are from Recollections from Michael's. I added machine stitching to add moredepth. The lace was leftover from a wedding dress I made for someone years ago. The "jeanie" bottle was cut with the Cricut. Unfortunately I don't remember from which cartridge. I popped the image up with foam dots and highlighted it with bling on her ear, top and waistband. I really wanted to add tulle to the image but couldn't quite come up with anything I liked so I simply tied a bow with it. As a finishing touch I add the a little more bling and a sentiment.

Challenges entered:
Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays- Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey -Three or more Designer Papers
Shelley's Images - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Yellow and one other color
Papertake Weekly - Use stitching either real or faux

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Preview from Sassy Studio Designs

Today is the start of previews at Sassy Studio Designs that will culminate with a Hop on Saturday the 21st. Be sure to stop over at SSD to see what the rest of the design teams has created. Previews will be today, Thursday and Friday.

Today's image is Elizabeth Bennett, the character from Pride and Prejudice which was requested by Laura over at Paper Craft Planet.

The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I started with a Kraft cardstock base and added papers from my stash. I used one of my favorite Nestabilities dies and distressed and stamped the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I used a Martha Stewart corner punch as well as her medium branch punch. The flowers and the leaves were cut with the Cricut and the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. Finally I added pearl swirls which I colored with a Copic marker and graduated bling.

Challenges entered:
Crafts and Me - vintage
Perfect Sentiments - Monochromatic + thinking of you
Creative Card Crew - Kraft

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Corrosive Challenge 4/15/2012

It's time for another Corrosive Challenge. This fortnight challenge is sponsored by Dilly Beans and the theme is "Hit the bottle." Hold on a second, don't break out the Scotch on the rocks just yet! Use something from a bottle on your card (Stickles, liquid applique, glaze, crackle finish, liquid pearls, etc).

The card base is Kraft card stock and the image was colored w/Copics. The solid papers are from DCWV while the design paper is from Close To My Heart. The edges or all papers were distressed to give the card a vintage feel. I used a Nestabilities die cut and distressed the edges of it as well. The metal frame and sentiment is from Tim Holtz. The bling was colored with Copics. The butterfly was made with a Martha Stewart punch and is covered with glitter glue. My "Hit the bottle" item is Glossy Accents. The entire eye is covered with it and gives this card a very distinct look.

Be sure to visit the Corrosive Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created as well as to enter your own design!

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Sentimental Sundays 4/15/2012

Time for another Sentimental Sundays challengesponsored by Pink Cat Studios. The challenge theme is "Frame It," use a frame on your project.

I started out with the Pink Cat image "Lily Bee." I colored here with colored pencils and OMS. I used a Nestabilities die to create the frame. The paper is from Recollections from Michael's. The image and frame were made dimensional with pop dots. The image was a freebie but I don't remember where from. I add bling also from Recollections and highlighted the wings with Martha Stewart "crystal" glitter. The flower in her hair was made with a small Fiskars punch. Be sure to stop over at Sentimental Sundays to see what the rest of the team created.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Fabulous Freebie Friday the 13th - 4/13/2012

That's right, today is Friday the 13th! It's also Fabulous Freebie Friday at Sassy Studio Designs over at Paper Craft Planet. The freebies this week is Queen Gorgo from the movie "300." Remember it's only available for 24 hours so don't miss out. The challange this week is "Leather and Lace." We want to see either leather and or lace. Since it's Friday the 13th I incorporated a little Halloween into my center-step card.

The image was colored w/Copics and colored pencils and OMS. The design papers are from DCWV and Recollections. The stamp, edge punch, bat, acrylic bottle and spiders are all from Martha Stewart. The skull & cross bones are from Jolee. The bling is from Recollections and the "lace" is Wright's hem tape from JoAnn's. Finally I accented the sword with Stickles. Thanks again for stopping by.

Challenges entered:
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
Haunted House Designs - Homage to Hitchcock & DT Call
Jackson Digital Expression - Anything goes

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sentimental Sundays 4/8/2012

Happy Easter. It's time for another Sentimental Sundays challenge. This week's sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the challenge is silhouettes. Stop by the SS blog to see what the rest of the DT created.

This is an A2 sized card. The background paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The other papers are from Recollections. The vines and butterfly silhouette is from Bugaboo and colored w/Copics. The "Fashionista" stamp is from Close To My Heart. The sentiment stamp is StudioG. The  bling is from Recollections from Michael.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Fabulous Freebie Friday 4/6/2012

Time for another FFF from Sassy Studio Designs. I'm sure most of you will be busy this weekend with celebrations for the death, burial and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who died for our sins, but please take a moment to stop over at Paper Craft Planet and pick up this wonderful freebie. It'll only be available for 24 hours and you won't want miss out. You'll also be able to meet our new FFF design team!

Image was colored with pencils and OMS. Papers by Recollections from Michael's. Sheer ribbon from Hobby Lobby. Glitter paper from my stash. Sentiment from My Creative Time. Ink is from Close To My Heart.

Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sentimental Sundays #96

Time again for another Sentiment Sundays challenge. This week's challenge is "My Hero." Dude Times Doodles as our sponsor. Be sure to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has done.

This image is from Dude Time and was colored with colored pencisl and OMS. The background papers are from an older DCWV "Summer Stack." I used two different papers to give the illusion of a flag. The blue stars are from my stash. The star border punch is from Martha Stewart. I used some of star punch to highlight the image. Finally I used the Nestabilities "Ribbons" die cut for my sentiment.

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Corrosive Challenge 146

It's time for another Corrosive Challenge. This fortenight challenge is "Metal." So dig out all your metal and have fun. Be sure to stop by the blog to check out the rest of the DT's efforts.

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs Steampunk Collection, colored with Copics and highlighted w/Stickles and a Gelly Roll pen. After embossing the background white-core paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, I lightly sanded it to reveal gear the design. I used both a Tim Holtz and Donna Salazer Spellbinders Nestabilities die to add addition interest. Who knew I had 7 Gypsies metal embellishments in my stash? Finally I added the Tim Holtz small paper clip and ticket embellishment accent w/his Distress ink. The image is popped up with foam tape.

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