This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fabulous Freebie Friday!

It's summertime and it's really HOT in Maryland...and we're all screaming for ice cream!!!  Check out this week's Fabulous Freebie Friday image from Sassy Studio Designs...

She sure is sweet, isn't she?  Now head on over to SSD's group page on Paper Craft Planet and grab this beauty while you can, but hurry this freebie is only available for today!!  The design team has some fabulous inspiration waiting there for you!  Make sure to post your creation using Ice Cream to the group page- you never know- your creation might catch my eye and be selected as our Sassy Saturday Spotlight!

Stamps:  Ice Cream (Sassy Studio Designs), Hello (Hero Arts)
Papers:  Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Neenan 80# white, patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, stick on pearls, embroidered border punch (Stampin' Up)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Round 3- Miranda!

We've made it to the 3rd round of the Sassy in the City progressive relay challenge at Sassy Studio Designs.  This image is Miranda...and she's a gorgeous one!!  The "theme" for this round is "No Nonsense" make a Clean and Simple (CAS) card.  Here's mine, and I hope it's CAS enough for the challenge...

It really IS a simple little card...I used a sheet of paper from a My Mind's Eye paper pack that I recently purchased.  It already had the little flowers and lines on it...I stamped the Hello sentiment (Hero Arts) to the left and then printed Miranda onto white cardstock and colored her with my Copics, then cut her out and attached her to the Cherry Cobbler card.  A little bit of ribbon (Offray)...and Voila!...a clean and simple card...

Make sure to stop by the Sassy Studio Designs blog to check out the other CAS cards made by our Design Team!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hump Day Hop- 3 Cheers for Summer!

Welcome to Bombshell Stamps' July Hump Day Hop!!  The theme is..."3 Cheers for Summer!" The challenge is to make a summer- themed project...but there has to be either the number 3, or three of something on our project- 3 eyelets, 3 patterned papers, etc.

You should have arrived here from Alison's blog.  If you did, great, you're on the right track!  If you didn't, please go to the Bombshell Stamps' Blog to start the hop at the beginning...

Here is my card:

I used the girl in hammock image from Bombshell's Rise and Shine set.  I daydream about lounging about in a hammock all day long but then, unfortunately, reality sets in!  My "3" part of the challenge is the 3 flowers in each corner.

Your next stop is Jodi's blog.  I  know she will have something to dazzle you!!  Here is the entire blog hop list just in case you get lost along the way.  Thanks for stopping by!!

*Kellie was a late entry so she might not be on everyone's list, so please make sure you check out her blog post while you're here!
Stamps:  Rise and Shine, sentiment is computer-generated
Papers:  Old Olive, Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned papers (Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Foliage Nestabilieities Die (Spellbinders), paper flowers (unknown), glue dots, paper piercer, antique copper brads, pop dots

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sassy in the City Progressive Relay- Pt. 2

So, did you play along with Sassy Studio Designs' first part of the Sassy in the City progressive relay challenge??  If you did, great!  You received the next image for part 2 of the relay...Samantha.  The challenge is "Blingity, Bling, Bling"- to use lots of bling...just like Samantha would do!!

Here is a card that I made using Samantha and lots of bling (I apologize for the glare- the paper is also shiny and I had a really hard time getting a good, glare-free picture...)

Isn't she gorgeous?

Head on over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog to see more inspiration from the DT.  If you didn't play along and receive Samantha for free, that's okay, you'll be able to buy her and all of her Sassy in the City friends in the SSD store soon!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sassy in the City Progessive Relay

Today is the start of the Sassy in the City Progressive Relay challenge to celebrate reaching 700 members on the Paper Craft Planet Sassy Studio Designs group page.  How are we celebrating?... with a relay challenge and four fabulous Sassy in the City images. These images will be Lindsay's Sassy versions of the four Sex in the City gals - Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda.

If you've never participated in a progressive relay it is basically a series of challenges where you must complete one challenge to earn the freebie to play along in the next challenge and so on and so on.

How it works:

Participants will have two days to complete each challenge. Those who complete challenge #1 will receive the next image via e-mail. In order to earn image #3, they will have to participate in the second challenge, and then a third challenge to claim image #4, the final image. There will be a winner selected from each of these three challenges. There will then be a final challenge for the GRAND prize. This challenge will close July 2nd.


Besides earning the awesome freebies along the way, there will be a random winner drawn from each challenge's entrants for two SSD images of your choice! For those who make it to the last challenge.... there will be a random drawing for one lucky winner who will receive 4 images from the upcoming July release before they hit the Sassy Studio Designs store! That winner will also be given the opportunity to be our guest new release designer and have a creation they make using one of those July images featured on the Sassy Studio Designs blog on release day! In addition, fans can win by commenting on the challenges! We will be drawing two random winners for a SSD image of choice just for leaving some love.

PCP Fun:

We'll also have festivities over on PCP as well with trivia, more prizes, etc.

Okay, now that you know all the particulars of the challenge, let's get down to some inspiration!  Here is my card using Charlotte, which is available FREE for you over on the SSD blog HERE.  This image will only be available until 10pm EDT on Monday, June 25th.  The theme for this challenge is Fabulous Friends - make a creation focused on friendship.

So make sure to claim your Charlotte image and start playing!  But hurry!  You only have 2 days to complete the 1st phase of this relay challenge!!

Stamps:  Charlotte (Sassy Studio Designs), friendship sentiment (Stampin' Up)
Papers:  Old Olive, patterned papers (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Ink:  Old Olive (Stampin' Up) for sponging, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Scor-Pal, small oval and scalloped oval punches (Stampin' Up), 1" green satin ribbon (Offray), paper flowers, glue dots, pop dots, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot embossing folder (Provo Crafts), Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin' Up)
Technique:  Pleated card (my first attempt that didn't come out quite like it should!)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sassy & Sexy- Mini Release Blog Hop!

It's time for another Sassy Studio Designs mini release blog hop!!  I am not participating in this one  but you really need to go check it out!!  There are 2 images being realeased today-Bachelorette Sassy and Final Fling Sassy.  I think you'll really enjoy these!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fabulous Freebie Friday- "Soda Pop"

Hello, and welcome to another Fabulous Freebie Friday!!  This week's image is called "Soda Pop" and she is just as sweet as she can be!!  Make sure to head on over to the SSD group page at Paper Craft Planet to pick up your free Soda Pop image, but hurry!  This image is only available for 24 hours!   Once you grab your freebie, make a project using "Soda Pop" but also use summer colors and post it on the SSD group page!!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Here is a little inspiration:

To many, "summer colors" mean pastels or bright colors, but when I see red and turquoise together, and polka dots, I always think summer!  I hope you like it!!

Stamps:  Soda Pop (Sassy Studio Designs), sentiment is computer-generated
Paper:  Real Red, Cool Carribean (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, dotted paper is unknown
Accessories:  Copic Markers,  pop dots, embroidered border punch (Stampin' Up), stick-on pearl flourish (Zva)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cocktail Sassy

I needed a quick card and had several of the new "Girls Night Out" images colored so decided to use the Cocktail Sassy image.  Isn't she fabulous??

I just love this image and she is so much fun to color!  I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do!

You can find this image, along with all of the new June releases on the Sassy Studio Designs' store blog HERE.

Just a reminder that we'll be having another mini-release blog hop on Saturday, so stop by the SSD Blog to start the hop!  Wait till you see what Lindsey has to offer this weekend!!  Mark your calendars for the week of June 24th!  We'll be having a relay at Paper Craft Planet with lots of freebies, fun games, and other activities to celebrate our 700 members on the PCP Sassy Studio Designs group page!  Watch the SSD blog for more details!

Stamps:  Cocktail Sassy (Sassy Studio Designs), Hello from Hero Arts
Papers:  Green Galore, Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Accesories:  Copic Markers, flowers (Petaloo), gold glitter stick-on adornments (Recollections)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

SSD Mini Release Blog Hop- Here Comes the Bride!

Hello, and welcome to another fabulous Sassy Studio Designs release!!  You should have arrived here from Kathy's blog. If you did, great!  If not, please head on over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog to start the hop at the beginning!  We have three absolutely gorgeous bridal images for you- Garter Sassy, Sexy Bride, and Bachelorette...and each one is just as fabulous as the other!!!

Here's my creation for you...a Bachelorette Party Planning List...every good Maid of Honor needs to keep her details written down!

I couldn't find my good pointy scissors so my fussy cutting isn't all that great.  All-in-all, I was happy with the idea.  Everything is attached to the ribbon and the ribbon slips off so that the journal can open.

Ok ladies, for this mini release, we are changing things up a bit. We're having a wedding scavenger hunt!   For this hop we are asking you to email us a pic of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue from your homes. We will then vote on the most creative entries. You will have until Sunday at midnight EDT (that's tomorrow!) to get your entries in. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 27th. See the SSD Blog for more details.

Your next stop on your bridal adventure is Karen's blog, but just in case you get lost along the way, here the the complete blog hop list:

Stamps:  Bachelorette (Sassy Studio Designs), sentiment is computer generated
Papers:  Neenah 80# white
Accessories:  Copic Markers, journal (Michael's), stick-on pearls, string pearls, 1" white organdy ribbon, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Scalloped Oval,

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fabulous Freebie Friday- Brianna Bridesmaid

Hello, and happy Friday!!!  This week's Fabulous Freebie is Brianna Bridesmaid . She's a beautiful image and I used her to make a card from the bride to her bridesmaid. This week's challenge is "Tie the Knot".  We had to use a bow or knot on our card.  Here's mine...Check it out...

Make sure to visit the Sassy Studio Designs group page on Paper Craft Planet to snag your freebie, but hurry!  She's only available for 24-hours!!  I hope that you'll play along and post your creations to the SSD PCP page!

Oh, by the way...don't forget to check out the Sassy Studio Blog tomorrow for another fabulous new mini release.  The design team has some beautiful creations for you on the blog hop and, of course, there will be prizes!!  See you soon!!

Stamps:  Brianna Bridesmaid (Sassy Studio Designs), for you (Stampin' Up)
Papers:  Cameo Coral, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, stick on pearls, green tulle (repurposed from a gift!), small oval and scalloped oval punches (Stampin' Up), pop dots

Saturday, June 9, 2012

In celebration of Sassy Studio Designs' 3rd anniversary, we are having a new release blog hop each weekend in June!  Today is the second of the blog hops and the theme is "Beach Party".  There are 3 fabulous beach-y images being released in the store today- Sarong Sassy, Beach Resort Sassy, and Polka Dot Bikini Sassy.  Design team members created some fabulous cards for you using these fun images.  They also used a favorite beach movie as inspiration for their card.  Make sure to check out their creations!!

We will be giving away one of the brand new beach images to a randomly chosen comment, so make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs!!!

Make sure to come back next Saturday, June 16th, for our 3rd week of releases.  The theme will be "June Wedding" and I will be participating in that blog hop!!  It's going to be fun!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Baby Album

I finally finished decorating the baby album to go in the altered cigar box that I made as a baby shower gift.  Putting the decorations on is VERY stressful!  I would have liked to add a few more butterflies, but can you believe that I don't own a butterfly punch or die cut, and it was too late to borrow one!?  I didn't seem to have a lot of embellishments that matched the papers and colors but I think this will do...

The cover

The inside front cover

The top flap lifts up to reveal a place for a photo or journaling.
There is a pull-out panel for another photo or more journaling.

The panel pulls out for a photo

The inside back cover

The papers that I used are from the Little Darlings pack from Graphic 45.  They are so pretty!!  I also used several of the Little Darlings chipboard tags, but most of the pictures are cut from the papers.
The baby shower is tomorrow.  I'll let you know if the new mom likes her box and album!  I sure hope she does!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Baby Box

One of the teachers at my school recently had a baby- her first- a boy named Joshua Peter.  I made her an altered cigar box to store baby mementos in.  This was the first altered cigar box I've made "on my own" but I am thrilled with how it turned out!!!  I used Graphic 45's Little Darlings papers, which I absolutely LOVE!  The pictures are so sweet and the papers are wonderful!!!




Inside of lid- close up (look at that beautiful face!)


I am also making a 4 x 6" album to go inside the box.  Well, my wonderful friend, Gloria, actually made the album- she knew I was running out of time (THANK YOU, Gloria!!), but I'm decorating it.  Will post pictures of that once it's finished, which, hopefully will be tomorrow (espcecially since the baby shower is Friday!!!)

Monday, June 4, 2012

SU Catalog Kick-off Party and Bingo Luau!

This past Saturday, Amanda held a SU Catalog Kick-off Party and Bingo with a luau theme at her house.  Well, I can tell you, the Meade Girls know how to party...and I have pictures to prove it!  :)

Amanda asked everyone to wear their best luau outfit and Michelle and her mom, Rose, did not disappoint! They won for "best dressed"!

Jane,  wearing her...well, I'm not quite sure what to call those!  :)

Cindy with her mom, Fran- ready to party!

I think Jane must've pulled something while doing the hula!

Amanda had a great idea for bingo.  Each person brought 3 old SU sets that they didn't want anymore.  One set was put into a bag and the other 2 were placed on the table.  Each time someone bingo-ed, they got to pick 2 sets off of the table.  For the final game, the winner received the big bag full of stamp sets.  Two people bingo-ed on the last game, Rose and Angie, so they split the bag full of stamp sets!

Dawnmarie and Jill waiting for the next number to be called.

Lynn and Jane...boy, Jane sure does get around!!  ;)

The luau spread...

Although we did no stamping at this get-together, Amanda did have some of the new items from the catalog for us to check.  We were able to try out the new SU foam stamp pads...

Here's almost the whole group- Sara refused to have her picture taken...

What a fun, fun time we had!!!  Thanks to Amanda for opening her house to us and for the wonderful food!!  The Meade Girls ALWAYS have a great time!!!  Thanks to Angie and Amanda for the great pictures!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It's Ladies Night at SSD!

Surprise, surprise, surprise....Today we have brand new images and a Mini-Hop. June is the anniversary/birthday month of Sassy Studio Designs. To celebrate, we have lots of new images to share with you. Each weekend in June there will be a Mini-Hop. The theme for this weekend is Ladies Night.

We have 3 new Ladies Night inspired images to share with you. These are being released today in the SSD shop. Please hop along with our Sassy Sisters and check them out. Please leave our Sassy Sisters some love along the way. A random comment will be chosen to receive one of these three fabulous new images. Enjoy the hop HERE and remember, there's lots more to come this month!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Fabulous Freebie Friday!!

Today is my first day with the Fabulous Freebie Friday team at Sassy Studio Designs!  If you don't know what Fabulous Freebie Friday is check out SSD's Paper Craft Plant group page HERE.  Every Friday- and for Friday only!- they offer a free digi image and challenge on PCP.  You have to be quick though, because the freebie disappears after 24-hours!!  This week's FFF image is called Ashlee's Prom.  She's a cute and sassy girl in a beautiful dress- all ready to dance the night away!  The challenge this week for this image is "Let's Celebrate"- to make a project for any of life's celebrations (wedding, birth, graduation, birthday, prom, etc.).

Here's my card for this week:

Make sure to stop by SSD's Paper Craft Planet group page to pick up your free Ashlee's Prom image and to be inspired by the DT's celebratory creations!!  Oh, and don't forget to upload your creation using this image to the SSD PCP group page.  We can't wait to see it!!

Stamps:  Ashlee's Prom (Sassy Studio Designs), You Did It! (Hero Arts)
Papers:  Daffodil Delight, Marigold Morning (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, floral paper (Mariposa stack by DCWV)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot embossing folder, stick on rhinestones