Thursday, February 25, 2010

Big News!

Magnolia "Raising the Ceiling" stamps are in! Yay!

  Jump on over to The Beary Scrap quickly to take advantage of the pre-order sale price *and* get immediate shipping! How great is that?!

Cheers and happy shopping,

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Let's Have A Drink!

Hello friends! Today I'd like to share an Appletini with you. *wink* I colored this image last week and just wasn't inspired by any papers in my stash, so I set it aside. Yesterday, as I was eyeing up my design team goodies from The Beary Scrap I had an "Ah ha!" moment. This sassy image pops on my fab new Basic Grey Origins paper. 
 I put my own spin on the "priscillastyles" Midnight Madness sketch:

I just couldn't make the angled panels work, though - too distracting to my eye. The beads are of my own making. The bottom ones dangle and swish back and forth a bit. Here's a closer look:

I used black Stickles on her dress and Glossy Accents on the glass and her lips. Oh, and that deliciously wide lace is from Grandma's stash. Thanks Grandma!

Midnight Madness #42 - Sketch
Cuttlebug Challenges - Stitch It!
Stamp With Fun #47 - Stitch
Corrosive #51 - Sew It Up!
Fussy and Fancy #4 - Dazzle Us!

Stamp: Sassy Studio Designs - Cosmopolitan
Paper: Basic Grey Origins, assorted Bazzill
Medium: Copics for skin, Prismacolor pencils, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Colorbox Chalk Ink on the edges
Embellishments: My handmade baubles, brads and Grandma's lace (wow... that's it?)

Thanks for stopping in! I'd love to hear your thoughts about this project.

Don't forget we're *this* close to the official launch of The Beary Scrap Design Team Blog! Join us Monday, March 1 for kickoff blog candy, our weekly theme announcement and our first DT project post by the oh-so-talented Gini Cagle (Beadz). Whoo hoo!


Friday, February 19, 2010

A Little Graffiti

Hellohellohello! It's Friday, so that must mean it's Sassy Studio Designs time! Today I have a little rock-n-rolla for ya. This is Rockin' Roxie, and she spray painted the walls for you!

I was looking for a grungy feel - crumpled up the yellow paper at the bottom and inked the creases. Both the brick wall and the yellow papers were distressed with scissors (def. need to find a real distresser!) and wrapped with Bazzill tulle (found here). The graffiti is printed directly onto the paper and enhanced with Glossy Accents.

My last two cards posted seem to be wildly different from the type of card I *want* to make... I really need to pull out the lace and flowers!

Fussy and Fancy #4 - Dazzle Us
Our Creative Corner - Something Old That's New

Stamp: Sassy Studio Designs
Paper: Recollections brown shimmer, DCWV red, and the rest is really old and I can't remember who made it
Medium: Copic, Prismacolor, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Copic Spica clear on guitar fingerboard/neck, Tim Holtz Distress ink
Embellishments: Karen Foster corner brad, pearls, Bazzill tulle

Thanks for stopping in - have a great weekend!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Walk Down Sassy Lane

Hello friends! Today Sassy Studio Designs would like you to join us for A Walk Down Sassy Lane. Lindsay keeps all the SSD fans stocked with great new images each month, and right now we'd like to celebrate a few that have been around for a while.

Card Ingredients 
Stamp: SSD Sock Hop Sweetheart and public domain jukebox clip art
Paper: Hand colored tile floor, Stemma "Something Sweet", Paper Co black
Medium: Copic sketch for skin, Prismacolor pencils, Copic spica, Gelly Roll silver
Embellishments: Ribbon and pearls from stash
The design team dusted off a few old favorites and gave them new paper and embellies! Won't you hop along and visit with us?
What never gets "old" is freebies! Make sure you comment at each blog stop, and when you return to the SSD blog include your email in the comment and Lindsay will send you a surprise! Hurry, this expires at Midnight PST.

Speaking of surprises, there's a whopper of a treat for us on SSD at 5pm PST! See you there!


Friday, February 12, 2010

A Call For Help!

Ok, so I ran across a note about a blog hop/release happening either this weekend or Monday. It was BIG and made me tingle with excitement. Unfortunately, my forty-something brain forgot *where* it is, so I'm sending out the bat signal for help. Do you know of a blog hop going on this weekend? Please let me know - it just might be the thing that makes me tingle again! Thanks so much dear friends.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

SSD Dare To Be Sassy Challenge!

Hiya friends! The snow just keeps coming here in Maryland. Living near the beach, I guess I should just imagine it's a whole lotta white sand, right? Can't quite figure out the sand in the trees, though... haha!

It's Dare to be Sassy Thursday, and today I have a Sassy Studio Design DT card for you. If you take on our challenge to make a project with a Sassy image, 3 hearts and loads of bling, you could win 2 Sassy Studio Designs images! Deadline to enter is 2/17, so hurry up and get Sassy!

I'm playing around, trying to find my "vintage style". If I'd thought ahead, I would have colored this lovely girl differently... buut I didn't. (I'm not keen on the blue shirt and may switch it out for another color - she's on pop-dots and easily removable...) *grin* I've had this floral Anna Griffin paper in my stash for a while. I absolutely love it! I machine-sewed the flat lace, scrunching it up while trying not to run a needle through my fingers. The three hearts were hand cut, balled up, flattened out (sort of) and then edges were inked. *Then* I decided I needed a little sparkle so I sprayed Glimmer Mist Pearl and then needed to ball them up again since the liquid flattened them out too much. *Again* with the planning ahead... :)

I really like the effect on the hearts. The pink paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and spritzed with the same pearl Glimmer Mist. The polka dot paper is studded with sparkly Stickles.
 Card Recipe
Stamp: Sassy Studio Designs "Giving Thanks" from the Fall Release
Paper: MME Bohemia Blossom Mi Amore, Anna Griffin rose, stash
Medium: Copic sketch for skin, Prismacolor pencils w/OMS and elbow grease, Glimmer Mist, Stickles
Embellishments: Surpisingly few! Lace from stash, Prima pearl flourish (cut up)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! Phew! The storm got the better of us for a while, but here I am - finally! Thanks for stopping in, and for hopping along with us. If you've come from the lovely Ileana's blog, you're right on track!

The Michelle Perkett Studio Blog Hop is all about love, and we're here to share a love letter with you. I've written mine to Grandma.

[I removed the letter]

Here's my card, which gets dropped in the mail to Grandma this week. This is my first easel card, and I love it! I hope you do, too.


Double Dutch - Be My Valentine
Penny's Challenges - Valentine/Love
The Pink Elephant #53 - Mushy Gushy Valentine


Saturday, February 6, 2010

michelleperkettstudioblog hop

Hi, this is Susan's mother-in-law updating ya'll -Susan has no power, no computer, but plenty of snow!  She's unable to post her love letter, so please hop on over to the next blog.  Thanks to everyone - Joyce

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Beary Scrap Design Team Call!

Hiya friends, thanks for popping in today! While I work on my Michelle Perkett Studio blog hop project, I thought I'd let you know about my very special friend Kimm and her Design Team Call!

First, let me tell you a little about Kimm's store. The Beary Scrap is a brick-and-mortar (in Shavertown, PA) and online shop that sells great papers like Basic Grey, Bazzill, Flair Designs, Kaisercraft, Little Yellow Bicycle, Cosmo Cricket, Dream Street and loads more. You'll find tons of fun embellishments including Flower Soft, Bo Bunny, Prima and Doodlebug. She carries great mediums including Copics, Tim Holtz Distress inks, Glimmer Mist, Stickles and Colorbox Chalk inks.

Kraftin'Kimmie and Stampavie Stamps are in the house, as well as Spellbinders. You'll also find adhesives like Scor-Tape and Glue Glider, as well as everything you will need to make the adorable and very popular Tear Bears.

Kimm at The Beary Scrap taught me how to make these adorable bears and has tons of supplies and freebies to help you out, too. Nowadays, she has acrylic patterns to help make the project easier, and even has a Tear Dog called Oliver. He's too cute!

So, on to the Design Team Call! Entry deadline has been extended through Saturday, February 6th. The new design Team will be announced Monday, February 8th, and the 6-month term begins March 1st. Please go to The Beary Scrap Blog for all the details and submission how-to. There is a monthly store voucher *and* a store discount for other purchases. You will need to make 4 projects monthly for the Design Team Blog that includes supplies from The Beary Scrap, as well as participate in and promote TBS store events, contests, blog hops, and challenges on your blog. You're already creating awesomeness, why not do it with TBS?  Read *all* the deets at the blog, and get your submission to Kimm by Saturday night!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Come Play In Sassyland!

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by! Today is the first of the month, and that means it's Sassy Studio Designs Release Day. Yay! This new release is called "Alice in Sassyland" and is modeled after Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland... and Lindsay has put her fabulous Sassy spin on it! You can check out the shop here, and see finished samples of all the digis on the Design Team blogs:

Valerie          Jacquie          Lelia         Piali          Cassie          Anita

Larisa          Laurel          Lisa          Gini          Jen          Sara

Now, do you want to come play with us at the Alice in Sassyland release party? Tonight between 5pm and 7pm PST (that's 8pm-10pm for those of us on the East Coast) at our party blog we'll be playing Sassy Bingo! If you want to play along and didn't sign up yet, run on over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog and sign up *before* 5pm PST, and we'll email you a Bingo Card. (I know, I know, the deadline has passed, but the more the merrier!) We'll be playing 2 bingo games with 4 winners - come join us!

For full details *and* the location of the Sassy Party Blog, go here. Details are up now, and Jacquie will post the party blog address just before party time!

For my card, I've used Sassy Cheshire Cat. Meow!

I've modeled her after the teal Cheshire Cat in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, in theaters soon!

Crafting Life's Pieces February Sketch Challenge #1 - CLP #19
BasicGrey - Animals (this made me chuckle - she's a cat person, really!)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Freestyle!
Cute Card Thursday - Blooming Gorgeous
Your Next Stamp - Anything That Sparkles!
My Grafico - Metal


Stamp: Sassy Studio Designs
Paper: Basic Grey Sultry Elite & Dressy, DCWV Robin, an *awesome* chocolatey-pink glitter paper
Medium: Prismacolor pencils, Copic Sketch for skin, Stickles, Copic Spica clear
Embellishments: Prima vine, crochet lace and metal from stash