This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Something Wicked This Way Comes- "I Put A Spell On You!"

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring The Corrosive Challenge for October.  Today's challenge is "Something Wicked This Way Comes".  We were to make a Halloween project with a villain or monster.  I decided to use The Evil Queen image.  She is very fun to color.  Here is the card that I'm submitting for this challenge.   I hope you like it!

Close up:

Please visit the Sassy Studio Designs blog to see what "wicked" projects the rest of the DT has created for this challenge!

Stamp:  Evil Queen Honey (Sassy Studio Designs), sentiment (Bombshell Stamps)
Papers:  Green Galore, Concord Crush (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, "Happy Haunting" patterned paper (Graphic 45)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, gold Spica pen, stick-on rhinestones (Stampin' Up), stick-on rhinestone flourish (ZVA Creations), pop dots, scalloped border punch (Stampin' Up), glitter Adornments (My Favorite Things), Jewel-It glue

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Singing With The Angels

On Monday I lost a very dear friend to lung cancer.  She fought a long, hard battle but in the end she lost that fight. 

Jan loved to sing.  Music was her life.  I know that she is singing with the angels now, and making wonderful music.  I remember seeing a beautiful card by Lori Ulrich and as I was making a sympathy card for Jan's family, I remembered the sentiment she had on her card- Psalm 108:1- and thought it would be perfect for the card.

I hope Lori doesn't mind that I CASEd her card, and I hope Jan's family will like it as well.

Jan, you will be greatly missed.  We are all blessed to have had you in our lives.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs New Release Hop!!

Welcome to the first of two Sassy Studio Designs blog hops featuring 12 brand new images!!!  You should have arrived here from Rebecca's blog.  If you did, great!  You're on the right track!  If you didn't, go to the SSD Blog to start the hop from the beginning.  Believe me, you won't want to miss this one!

I have two cards to show you.  The first is using the Pink Ribbon Frame image...perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness in October!!!

 I've entered this card into the Link Up For Pink Challenge #6 (My card is #14).
The next card I have for you is using the Light vs. Dark image.  Lindsey draws the most beautiful faces!!!

I am the last stop on the hop.  Please head on back to the SSD Blog and leave a comment letting us know how much you love these new images!!! There will be randomly selected comments chosen from a different blog each day and winners will get 2 images of their choice from the release.
There will also be a special at the SSD 5 images and get a 6th one free!
Remember to come hop with us again tomorrow to see the remaining images in this release!!! Lindsey has outdone herself this time!!

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the entire blog hop list.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Everything's Comin' Up Tulips!

***This is my 2nd post today.  If you are looking for the Hambo Blog Hop, click HERE***

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the challenge over at ATC's with Attitude , where the challenge is "Nature/Anything Goes".  For the longest time I was stumped as to how to use Sassy Studio Designs images for a "nature" card...after some long deliberation, I decided to use the Netherlands Honey image.  Here's what I came up with:

I found a pretty windmill and tulip photo on a Dutch tulip tour website and thought that would be pretty with this image.  It was a very simple card, but I just love how it turned out!  I hope you like it, too!!!

Stamps:  Netherlands Honey (Sassy Studio Designs)
Papers:  Real Red, Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories:  Copic Markers, pop dots, photo paper for printing background photo

"Broadway Bound" with Hambo Stamps!

Welcome to "Broadway Bound!", a blog hop sponsored by Hambo Stamps!  Today Hambo customers and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict Broadway show titles! It might be our favorite, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from Talk to the Ham 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 Broadway-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 of the blogs along the way. The winners will be announced on the Hambo company blog,
Talk to the Ham, on Tuesday, September 25. We love comments anytime, but the deadline for prize entry comments is Sunday, September 23rd at 5pm CST.  Don't miss it!

Now, on to my Broadway creation!  The Broadway show that I chose is one that I haven't seen but one that I want to see SO badly...Wicked!!  It'll be here in Baltimore in late fall and I need to get hubby to give me a good time that he'll be able to go with me since he has to work a lot of overtime...I've heard it's such a fabulous show and I can't wait to see it!!  Here is my card using Hambo's Wee Henrietta Witch.  She's so cute and such fun to color!!


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

Stamps:  Wee Henrietta Witch (Hambo Stamps- digi), sentiment is computer-generated
Papers:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up), reptile textured paper (unknown),  Happy Haunting (Graphic 45), Neenah #80 white
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle), black jet stick-on flourishes (Recollections), glitter spider (Jolee), pop dots, large oval punch (Stampin' Up)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Just my cup of tea!

When I went to "tea" with a group of friends, our napkins were tied up with a piece of beautiful pink organdy ribbon.  We decided that we would all make a card using this ribbon.  The pink, as pretty as it is, was hard to match to paper, but today I finally found some paper that "sorta kinda" matches...

Although I'm not totally thrilled with how my card came out, I DO love this sweet image by Mo Manning!

Image: Teacup Fairy (Mo Manning), sentiment is computer-generated
Papers:  Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Ink:  Close to Cocoa (for sponging)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, gold Spica pen, shimmer pen, Modern Label punch (Stampin' Up), 1-1/2" pink organdy ribbon (unknown), glue dots

Monday, September 17, 2012

Seeing Spots & Stripes!

Today, Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring TWO challenges- The Crazy Challenge , where the challenge is "Spots and Stripes" and Seems A Little Sketchy , where their challenge is to use this sketch:

Here is the card that I made for both of these challenges:

I turned the sketch on it's side and used Graphic 45's "A Ladies' Diary" paper.  I thought this paper would go well with the Renaissance Sassy image.  I hope you like it!

Stamp:  Renaissance Sassy by Sassy Studio Designs
Paper:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up), A Ladies' Diary (Graphic 45), Neenah 80# white
Accessories:  Copic Markers, resin roses (Recollections), black jet stick-on flourish (Recollections), pop dots

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Afternoon Tea

This past Saturday I went to "tea" with some fabulous ladies.  My friend, Gloria, treated us to afternoon tea at Moulin de Paris.  I had never been to a formal tea before and was very excited to go.  We had a fabulous many different flavors and types of tea, delicious sandwiches, mini desserts and other finger foods.  What a great way to spend an afternoon!!  To thank Gloria, I made her this card using Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary paper.  I hope she likes it!

Here, I added some old hat pins that I found in my stash.

I entered this card into The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge to create a card using no stamps.

Papers:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up), A Ladies Diary (Graphics 45)
Accessories:  pop dots, stick on pearls (Zva Creations), old hat pins from my stash

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Peace, Love, and Happiness...

Today Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring Tuesday Alchemy  and the challenge is "Peace, Love and Happiness".  Here is the card that I created for this challenge using SSD's Hippie Chick image.  She's so fun!!
Stamps:  Hippie Chick (Sassy Studio Designs), sentiment is computer-generated
Papers:  Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Copic Markers,gold spica pen, paper flowers (Recollections), glue dots, pop dots

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Mail!

When I opened my mail box today I had one lone item in bills, no junk mail...just happy mail!!!

My friend, Amanda, recently purchased a brand new sewing machine that embroiders...and she is embroidering everything!!  Look what she sent me!

I LOVE it!!!  We're BIG Ravens fans and the season starts for us Monday night. What a fun thing to have hanging on my stove door for the season!!!

Thank you, Amanda!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


This is not stamping or craft related but I had to post this!  For the past couple of summers I've been wanting to see the sunflower fields in Harford County, Maryland. Due to poor weather or wrong timing, they remained elusive.  Until today!   Today we FINALLY found them!  The morning started off dark, dreary, and rainy.  The rain stopped, but the weather wasn't looking promising for a motorcycle ride, so we decided to drive up to see if we could find it turned out the sun came out and it was a beautiful day!  The sunflowers were looking up toward the bright sun in all their glory.  This one field that we found is located at the intersection of Jarrettsville Pike and Hess Road.  Thanks to my friend, Cindy, for letting us know they were in full bloom!!

Here are some pictures we took of these beautiful flowers:

They weren't as tall as I thought they'd be but I guess they are just a different kind of sunflower.  Either way, they were beautiful and I enjoyed walking through and looking at them...I think this will need to be an annual trip for us!