Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thank You Chelsea!

Yay! I'm really proud to say I won the January challenges at Crafting Life's Pieces. Chelsea is an extremely talented person and I'm honored to be chosen, and even more honored to be in the great company of players who entered her weekly contests along side me.

I'm tickled to win the Winter Girl stamp (as well as all the other goodies!) and I also bought Kisses since she's so darn adorable. Thanks Chelsea - I'll be stalking the mailbox!


Friday, January 29, 2010

Make Time For Yourself

Hiya! Thanks for stopping in!

This relaxing moment is brought to you by Sassy Studio Designs. On this card you will find "A Glass of Wine" and encouragement to stop and take a bit of time for yourself. :)


I used Chelsea's Crafting Life's Pieces sketch #18

Stamp: Sassy Studio Designs - A Glass of Wine
Papers: Bazzill CS, K&Co
Medium: Prismacolor pencils, Copics, chalk ink
Embellishments: Crochet ribbon, Prima flowers and leaves, misc stash

Don't forget our Sassy new release party is coming up Monday night. Check out the Sassy blog
for details on our games - sign up ends at noon on Saturday. We're going to have loads of fun!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Introducing Satine

Spectacular! Spectacular!

Thanks so much for stopping in! This is a new Sassy Studio Designs image, given as a freebie to those who joined our last release party. Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite movie musicals - enough of a fav to acually buy the DVD, which I rarely do unless it's a great flick.

I tried to copy the costume from the movie but had trouble making it sparkly enough. The fishnet stocking idea came from my darling DT buddy, Anita. Click on her name and you'll see her Sassy hottie. 


  • Stamp: Sassy Studio Designs - Satine
  • Papers: Bazzill CS, Co'oredinations, Basic Gray
  • Medium: Prismacolor pencils, Copic Spica, Micron .005, chalk ink
  • Embellishments: Crochet ribbon from stash, making Memories Vintage Findings pins, Swarovski crystals on butterflies, a whopping big cubic zirconia from Grandma G's attic clean-out years ago, metal flourish from a great eBay store called Accent Factory.
I'll come back in a bit (er, maybe Monday) for more details. I've spent most of my day on this card and laundry calls. :)


Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Won at Incy Wincy!

Hiya friends! I've been busy finishing off insides of cards lately and reorganizing the cave studio. Ribbons are out of control, and I really needed to tweak my loose paper storage.Yikes!

I'm really here to brag a little - I won the Sweet Treats challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. My prize is two images from Nikki at Limited Runs, and I chose Big Birthday and Sunny Cupcake. How cute are these? You can check out *all* her adorable Cupcake digis (oh! the souffle cupcake!) at her eBid store, Limited Runs!

Much thanks to Incy Wincy Designs and Limited Runs. :) 


Friday, January 15, 2010

A Sassy Valentine Release & Blog Hop

Good morning, good day and good evening, sistahs. Well, today is the day! Welcome to Sassy Studio Designs Valentine Release and Customer Blog Hop. If you came to me after Sara, you're great; if not, start at the beginning here.

All of the new Valentine digis are available right now at the Sassy store. Lindsay was really inspired by 1940's pin-ups and created a whopper of a selection for us. She's so sassy!

The Sassy Customer Blog Hop officially starts at 9am PST (Noon on the East Coast) and the first thing you need to do is start at the beginning - Here. From there you can see the fabulous creations made by our loyal and fun Sassy Sistahs (and the design team, too!). They are entered in very special Creative Sistah challenges to be voted (by the DT) the best:

Sassy Altered Sistah (create something ALTERED)
Sassy Layout Sistah (create a ROCKIN layout)
Sassy Gifted Sistah (create a SWEET gift)
Sassy Color Creating Sistah (create a SASSY color combo)

Each Sassy Sister who wins the titles above will receive 5 (yes, 5!) SSD digis.
Can you believe it?

But wait! There's more:
One sistah will be crowned "Sassiest Sistah of Them All" and will win 10 digis!

Each blog will give you the next place to visit, but before you go make sure you leave comment love on each blog and then back at the SSD blog, because one lucky commenter will also win a prize!

Now, do you feel like chatting with us? Join us at Paper Craft Planet tonight 5-8pm PST (8-11pm on the East Coast) and join in the fun. You'll get a fabulous freebie just for chatting with us. Awards will be given out for the Creative Sistah categories, and at the end of the chat we will announce the commenting winner!

Here are my takes on Bubblebath (click for bigger):

(Scroll down a few posts to see my Cupid cards)

Thanks for stopping by, and please leave love for all the blog hoppers so you are eligible for the commenter prize!

You are at "Susan" and now hop on over to Val.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday

It's that time again, and your chance to win 2 Sassy images! This week's Dare To Be Sassy challenge is

Your project should include a Sassy Studio Designs image along with your chipboard. Link your entry with Mr Linky at SSD by Wednesday January 20th, midnight PST and the

::Winner of 2 SSD Images::
will be announced Friday the 22nd!

Here is my card, using Sweet Cupcake Carli and a cheery cherry chipboard. (Her belt is 'colored" with clear Copic Spica and is really glittery... really!) :)

Get Sketchy #20: Sketch (ok, I stretched it a bit...)
Incy Wincy #24: Sweet Treats
Crafty Creations #50: Texture x3

Thanks for stopping by, and good luck with *your* sassy submission!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cupid Flies Again!

Hiya! Here's another look at a Sassy Cupid, being released on Friday at Sassy Studio Designs. This time she's got a little vintage flair. :)

Crafting Life's Pieces CLP #16: "Sketch"
2 Red Bananas: "Think Round/Curves"
ABC Challenges: "L is for Layering"
Die Cut Dreams: "Coffee and cream"
Color Throwdown 74: "Rose, Chocolate, Dusty Durango (coral-ish)"
Charisma Cardz: "Pink Brown Cream Toffee"

So, here's the card recipe:
Stamp: Sassy Studio Designs
Papers: Wausau Classic for base; Bazzill; Making Memories Vintage Findings
Medium: Prismacolor pencils with OMS; chalk ink; Copic Spica
Embellies: Prima flowers and pearls, crochet lace, wire

Thanks so much for stopping by - I really appreciate your comments!

Ready, Aim, Love!

Hello dear readers! This is a big week behind the scenes at Sassy Studio Designs, where we are all putting finishing touches on new release cards and the fabulous Jacquie is corralling all the wonderful SSD fans celebrating with our first Customer Blog Hop. Friday is going to be big!

Here is a sassy kind of Cupid:

She's so sassy that I could fit her into a handful of challenges this week:
Ok, now for the card details:
Stamp: Sneak Peek at the new Valentine release (Friday!)
Paper: Wausau Classic for base white; Bazzill for colors; DCWV "Be Mine" stack; Neenah for digi
Medium: Prismacolor pencils with OMS to blend; Stickles; Glimmer Mist
Embellies: Prima and stash flowers; vintage satin ribbon; MS branch punch; metals and pearls
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your happy words - I really appreciate it!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

So Refreshing!

Hello and welcome! I'm oddly awake this morning. I went to bed at a decent time last night, perhaps that helps.  :) Today I'm going to show you a card made with Sassy Studio Designs "Sweet Freckled Lemonade Lindsay". Designer Lindsay has a great selection of images available, and as I was shopping I thought this image was cute, but too "country" for me. I stopped myself and decided to step out of my box for a bit and give her a try. Boy am I happy about that! The more I colored, the more I loved. Really! It's hard to pick favorites, but this little darlin' is right up at the top. Yay for trying something new!

Speaking of new adventures, if you would like to see how I layer my images in Photoshop Elements, hop on over to Studio Sunday and break out of *your* box today! If you give it a try and link up with Mr Linky, you'll get a free image! How cool is *that*?

Now for some details:
Paper: Bazzill red and yellow card stock, DCWV Berry Street Farmers Market floral cs
Flowers: Prima
Medium: Prismacolor pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits, Glossy Accents, chalk ink around the edges, Tim Holtz alcohol ink on the big white flower edges and pearl accent pins.

That's all! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it!


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sassy Sneak Peek!

Hiya! Wondering what I've been up to lately? Here's a peek!

She and all the other wonderful Sassy Studio Design new releases will be revealed Friday!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Take Your Medicine

Hello! So, I've been working on Super Top Secret New Release stuff and tutorial stuff so I don't have any new paper goodies to share yet. I'll sneak you a peek on Saturday, and put up a new card that corresponds with a "3D Sassy" Studio Sunday Tutorial on, well, Sunday. *wink*

Right now, I thought I'd share a photo to remind those of us in the throes of Winter that Spring is right around the corner. They say a dose of echinacea can reduce cold symptoms, so here's your virtual medicine:
Thanks for stopping in, and don't forget about the SSD Customer Blog Hop - sign-ups through Sunday the 10th, and the hop *and* our new release is Friday the 15th!

Cheers, friends

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's Eve... now bring on 2010! Today is the formal DT announcement at Sassy Studio Designs. Congratulations to my co-DT members, and I'm really thrilled to be hangin' out with the Senior DT. You are all fabulous and fun!

  Anita      Cathy       Gini       Laurel       Larisa       Lisa       Jen       Sara       Susan (me!)

Here is my newest SSD card. It is the Under The Mistletoe image without the mistletoe. *wink* I'm finding my way around the new Spellbinder's Wizard - lovelovelove it! And this card is all about love, too. :)

Paper is from My Mind's Eye "Wonderful Winter" stack, Bazzill grasscloth blue and green, and shimmery brown. Coloring is with Prismacolor pencils and Stickles.


SSD is having it's first ever Customer Blog Hop on January 15th, which is also my first new image Release Day. Whoot! What is a "Customer Blog Hop", you ask? It's where YOU, the Faithful Sassy Customer, and your great SSD creations are a stop along our rockin' hop. You can win one of 6 really generous prizes (how does 5 or 10 free images sound?) just for playing along! Go on over the the SSD blog for more details, and be sure to sign up by January 10th.