This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

DTBST #127- Holiday Silver and Gold

Hello, and welcome!!   Today is my last day on the Dare to be Sassy Thursday team.  They've decided to shake things up a little for this DT term...each 2 months we will rotate.  So, starting tomorrow, I will be on the Fabulous Freebie Friday team!  How exciting!!  Make sure to stop by the SSD Paper Craft Planet group page here to pick up your freebie every Friday and play along!  OK, so now on to my card. 

For this week's challenge we are to create a Christmas or holiday card using silver or gold.  I used the beautiful Victorian Holiday Sassy image.  I hope you like her.

Make sure to stop by the SSD blog to see what the rest of the design team has created. 

I hope you'll stop back by again tomorrow to see my first Fabulous Feebie Friday creation!

Stamps: Victorian Holiday Sassy (Sassy Studio Designs), speckle stamp (Stampin' Up)
Papers:  Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Bo Bunny)
Ink:  Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up) for speckling/sponging
Accessories:  Copic Markers, cranberry satin ribbon (Offray), 1/4" metallic gold ribbon (Michael's), felt poinsettia and leaves (Michael's), gold glitter stick-on adornment (Recollections), sponge   

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hump Day Hop- May Celebrations!

Welcome to the May Bombshell Stamps' Hump Day Hop!!  Alison came up with a great challenge for the hop- May Celebrations!  May has lots of fun, interesting, and sometimes bizarre holidays. So the challenge is to pick one of these holidays, and make a project out of it.

You should have arrived here from Jodi's blog.  If you did, great!  If not, make sure to go back to the Bombshell Stamps blog to start the hop at the beginning.

May 16 is Wear Purple For Peace Day.   Of course, we should all be working towards world peace, simply because we should. But May 16th is about more than that. On May 16th people wear purple to promote world peace so that aliens will contact us!  Yep. That’s wearing purple . . . for world peace . . . so that the aliens will stop avoiding our warring planet and come see us.  Apparently purple is every alien’s favorite color. 

So, here is my card representing Wear Purple For Peace Day...

I used A Pirates Life and I think she's hot enough to lure an alien or two to Earth, don't you think?

So, head on over to Kim's blog to continue on your holiday journey.  Here's the entire blog list just in case you get lost along the way:

Bombshell Blog:
Mary G. : You are here!
Glittery Katie:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

DTBST #126- Hat's Off to You!

It's time for another Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge!!!  This week, our challenge is "Hat's Off to You"!- to create a card using an image wearing a hat, crown, or bandana.  There are SO many SSD images that wear hats, making it very difficult to decide on which image to use, but in the end, I decided to go with Copper Christi, a recent release from Sassy Studio Designs.  She is one hot cop and she colors up beautifully!

This is a very simple card, but I like the way it came out.   Now, head on over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for your inspiration!  And make sure to play along with this week’s challenge.  We want to see all of your SSD images wearing hats! 

Stamps:  Copper Christi by Sassy Studio Designs
Paper:  Basic Black (Stampin’ Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper unknown
Accessories:  Copic Markers, ½ “ navy satin ribbon (Offray), 1/16” hole punch, silver brads (Recollections), silver key charm (Recollections), pop dots, gold Spica pen

Saturday, May 19, 2012

SSD May Release Blog Hop!

***If you're looking for the Hambo Stamps' Channel Surfing Blog Hop, click HERE!***

Welcome to Sassy Studio Designs’ May Release!  Wow, what a FABULOUS collection of images!!  There are 8 brand new images available in the SSD store today- Classic Marie, Sexy Marie, Effie Trinket, Effie Trinket #2, Katniss- girl on fire, and 3 graduate images!  You should have arrived here from Shari’sblog.  If you didn’t, please make sure to start at the beginning at the Sassy Studio Designs’ blog.  You don’t want to miss any of the fabulousness we have in store for you!!

What’s a blog hop without PRIZES and there will be prizes!  3 new images for the grand prize winner chosen randomly from the comments left on the New Release blogpost on the SSD Blog, and 1 image each for 2 winners who will be randomly chosen from comments left on the DT’s blogs.  Winners will have until Wednesday night, May 23rd, to enter since we have such a long hop!

The “theme” this month is FLOWERS.  We are to use flowers on our project, but we are also to tell about our favorite flowers.  I am a wildflower kind of girl…don’t get me wrong, roses are beautiful, and if someone wants to send them to me, I’ll be more than willing to take them- but my favorite flowers are flowers that can be found growing along the roadside or in the woods- daisies, tiger lilies, and my all-time favorite flower- the Black-Eyed Susan. 

Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta
Maryland designated the Black-Eyed Susan as the official state flower in 1918. It is a daisy-like wildflower with yellow petals and a dark brown center that grows in dry places. A member of the sunflower family and native to the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, Black-Eyed Susans are common in Maryland fields and roadsides.

OK, now it’s time for me to show you my card…I am using Effie Trinket #2 from The Hunger Games. I had so much fun using the first Effie Trinket image that I just couldn’t wait to start coloring this new one!  I hope you like it!!

Your next stop is Angela’s blog.  Remember, to leave comments all along the way- YOU might be a winner!!!

Stamps:  Effie Trinket #2 from Sassy Studios Designs, Thanks from Hero Arts Clear Stamps
Papers:  Neenah 80# white, Daffodil Delight, Only Orange (Stampin' Up), patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Copic Markers, paper roses, glue dots, rhinestone flourish (Zva Creations)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Channel Surfing...with Hambo Stamps!

Welcome to the "Channel Surfing" Blog Hop sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo customers and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict TV show titles! It might be our favorite show, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from Carolina's blog  you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize!

A prize will be awarded to one participant whose TV-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way! Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all the blogs along the way. The winners will be announced on the Hoedown blog, as well as on the Hambo company blog,
Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, May 23.
Now, on to my card...everytime I see the Hammock Pig image, I think of Gilligan's Island...being on a warm, sunny deserted island, snoozing away in a hammock...ahhhh, that's the life!  :)  

Gilligan's Island is a show that achieved cult status through syndication. Panned by critics as silly and stupid, it only lasted three years as original episodes..and I must admit that watching Gilligan's Island is a guilty pleasure of mine!!  Yes, it's silly and even possibly "stupid". but it's just so much fun!

Now dance on over to Beverly's blog for another great TV show!  Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the entire blog hop list:

Stamps:  Hammock Pig
Papers:  Olve Olive, Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up), paper flowers, glue dots, gold stick-on rhinestones, Mandarin Baker's Twine, pop dots, small oval and scalloped oval punches (Stampin' Up)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

DTBST # 125- Triple Play

Hello, and happy Thursday!  Today's Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge is "Triple Play".  Our creation is to include 3 of something or groups of 3.  For my project, I decided to use one of SSD's newer releases Wednesday Sara Addams.  She's a fun image to color!!

My triple play is the 3 black roses and 3 red rosebuds in the corners and 3 pearls in the opposite corners. 

Stop by Sassy Studio Designs blog to see the design teams' wonderful takes on this Triple Play challenge.  I hpe you'll play along!!

Stamps:  Wednesday Sara Addams from Sassy Studio Designs
Paper:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, Vintage Holly digital paper (Gina K)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black for sponging
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Victorian EF, paper black roses and red rosebuds, glue dots, pop dots, stick-on pearls, 1" black grosgrain ribbon (Michael's), 1/4" red grosgain ribbon (Offray)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sneak Peek Preview!

Happy Tuesday!!  Sassy Studio Designs is right smack dab in the middle of their May Release Previews!!!  So far you’ve seen Classic Marie and Effie Trinket #2.  Don’t you just LOVE them?!  Well, today, I want to introduce you to Sexy Marie and she is absolutely gorgeous!

There are 3 more preview days before the big…and I do mean BIG...Sassy Studio Designs Release Blog Hop on Saturday!!  There will be 26 stops on the hop- all showcasing the brand new May releases!!  Make sure to hop with us and you might win some of these fabulous new release images for your very own!!  The hop will begin at the Sassy Studio Designs Blog on Saturday, May 19th and goes live at midnight, PDT.  So, mark your calendars!!  You won’t want to be left out!!

Stamps: Classic Marie Antoinette
Papers: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (K & C Company
Ink: Old Olive (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Copic Markers, pop dots, Cuttlebug, Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin' Up), pearl flourish (Zva Creative), stick on pearls (Zva Creative), gold Spica pen

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend Freebie!

Make sure to stop by and visit the Sassy Studio Designs blog this weekend for a special surprise!  Lindsey is offering up a brand new, never before seen image as a Mother's Day gift to you!!  But hurry!!  This fabulous freebie will only be availabe this weekend!!! 

Lindsey has some fun and exciting new images that will be released on Saturday, May 19th.  You'll want to remember to check out their blog every day starting on Sunday for previews of these new releases!!!  I've seen what the design team has to share and....WOW!!!  You will definitely be impressed!!  We'll be having a Release Day Blog Hop, starting at the SSD Blog on the 19th to celebrate!  Hope to "see" you there!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #124- 5/10/12

Welcome to my hide-away!! It's Thursday and it's time for another Dare To Be Sassy challenge! This week our challenge is this sketch:

I had SO much fun creating my card for this challenge!! I decided to use Sassy Studio Designs' Steampunk Victoria and she is lots of fun to color!!

I thought it would be fun to give her teal-colored streaks through her hair (a la my former Bombshell design team mate, the beautiful Alison! Hi, Alison!) I LOVE how she turned out!! Here is a close up of her gorgeous face...
Check out the Sassy Studio Designs' blog for more inspiration and to play along with the sketch challenge. Make sure to check out Steampunk Victoria and the other images available for purchase at Sassy Studio Designs' store.

Stamps: Steampunk Victoria by Sassy Studio Designs
Papers: Take With Teal, Marigold Morning (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, Steampunk Debutant paper pack (Graphics 45)
Accessories: Copic Markers, 1/4" burgundy satin ribbon (Michael's), clockface and spinners (Tim Holtz), orange stick-on rhinestones, doily was repurposed but is cut from a Stampin' Up die), glue dot

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs Guest DT Call!

Would you love to be part of a fabulous design team???  Sassy Studio Designs is holding a Guest DT Call for the month of June now until May 23rd. 

To enter the call, simply create a project using one of Lindsay's SSD images. It can be combined with our Dare to Be Sassy Thursday challenge on our blog, with the Papercraft Planet FFF challenge, or any other challenges out there in blogland , but please, no backlinking, though!

What's in it for you?

The chance to design with a fun and supportive DT for the month
Having your projects featured on the SSD blog
An intro with a photo of you on the SSD blog on the first of the month
5 Sassy Studio Designs images of your choice
ALL of the new release images for that month

What are the requirements?

Complete two of the Dare to Be Sassy Thursday Challenges for the month.
Participate in sneak peeks for the new release images by creating one project.
Create a release day project and participate in our release day blog hop.
There are lots of other challenges and sponsorships going on each month. You are welcome and encouraged to play along as much as you would like, your creations will be featured on the SSD blog and/or the PCP group.

So, are you ready??  Link up your submission HERE.   We will close the call on May 23rd. The new guest designer will be announced on June 1, 2012.  We're looking forward to seeing all of your entries!  Good luck!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

48-Hour Freebie and Challenge!

Sassy Studio Designs is having a special 48-hour freebie and challenge this weekend!!  The image, Effie Trinket, will be one of the brand new releases coming out soon!!  Effie Trinket will only be available from 9am, Saturday, May 5th through 9am, Monday, May 7th, on the Paper Craft Planet SSD page HERE. The challenge is to use Effie Trinket and the following on your card:

E- embossing
F- flowers
F- full of color
I- ink
E- embellishments

Now, I know NOTHING about The Hunger Games. I have not read the book and I have not seen the movie, so I had to go online to search out who Effie Trinket is.  So, knowing nothing about her other than what I found online, here is my card:


For my challenge requirements:

E- embossing- I used my Cuttlebug and Dotted Swiss EF to dry emboss the yellow piece

F- flowers- the paper I used is full of flowers and I added some paper wildflowers

F- full of color- I used blue, bright yellow and pink for my colors- pretty colorful, I think

I- ink- I colored the image using my Copic Markers and then sponged the edges of the panel with ink

E- embellishments- I added some stick-on rhinestones to the corners of the image panel

Check out the SSD Blog HERE for more inspiration from the Design Team and make sure to head on over to the SSD PCP group page to pick up your free Effie Trinket image before it's too late!!!

One person who participates in the challenge will win TWO images from the new release on May 19th!

Stamps:  Effie Trinket by Sassy Studio Designs
Papers:  YoYo Yellow, Buckaroo Blue (Stampin Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Susan Wright Specialty Paper from K & C Company)
Ink:  Buckaroo Blue (Stampin Up)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Dotted Swiss EF, paper wildflowers (unknown), stick-on rhinestones (Recollections), pop dots, glue dots, sponge

Thursday, May 3, 2012

DTBST #123- You've Been Framed!

Happy Thursday, and welcome to another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday! Our challenge this week is to make a card with a frame on it. I had a hard time coming up with an idea for this the end, this is what I created:

...and a close-up of Pirate Penny

I used my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities to cut the scalloped square out of black paper then used my paper cutter to cut out the center to make a frame.   All in all, I guess it didn't turn out too badly.  :)

Check out the Sassy Studio Designs blog for more inspiration using frames.  To purchase Pirate Penny, please visit the SSD store.
Stamps:  Pirate Penny (Sassy Studio Designs), Calling All Scallawags sentiment from A Pirate's Life (Bombshell Stamps)
Papers:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, paper cutter, Copic Markers, stick on rhinestones, stick on rhinestone flourishes, stick on glitter skull, pop dots

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

SSD Freebie Weekend!

Last month Sassy Studio Designs hit a HUGE landmark over on our PCP page- we hit 600 members! WOW!  We never really got to celebrate properly so this weekend we will be offering on our PCP page a special freebie- a brand new image from our new release!  I won’t tell you what the image is, but I’ll give you a hint: “May the odds be ever in your favor”.    J
This new release freebie will only be available Saturday and Sunday and then it won’t be available again until it goes up for sale on the release date- Saturday, May 19th- so make sure you check out the Sassy Studio Designs PCP page HERE this weekend!  There will be a prize of two images from the new release for someone who plays along with the challenge- and what a fun challenge it will be!!

So grab your freebie and play along!!   We can’t wait to see what you create!