This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

DTBST #148-Happy Holidays in Pink!

Our challenge this week for DTBST is to create a holiday project using pink- after all, it IS still Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Here's mine:

I used the Holiday Belle Honey image available HERE.  Isn't she beautiful?  Such a sweet face!

Head on over to the SSD blog to see what the rest of the DTBST team has created for your inspiration.

Stamps:  Holiday Belle Honey (SSD), sentiment (Stampin' Up)
Papers:  Pixie Pink, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, stick-on pearls (Zva Creations), 1-1/4" and 1-3/4" circle punches (Stampin' Up), pop dots, pink organdy ribbon (scrap from my visit to Moulin de Paris for tea- they had the ribbon tying up the napkin!)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wreath-making at Willow Oak Farm!

Willow Oak Farm is a flower and herb farm located not too far from me.  I grew up in that neighborhood, went to hgh school there and never knew this place existed!  It's located almost directly across from where my husband works.  Do you think he'd ever mention it??  No!  Well, this morning, I went with two friends, Gloria and Theresa, there to make a fall harvest wreath.  I have never made this kind of a wreath before but I figured I'd give it a try!

Willow Oak is a very rustic place and what a great place!  Our "class" was in the greenhouse.  In a little over 2 hours we created some very beautiful wreaths. Each one using the same flowers but each one so totally different!  It was a slightly chilly morning and, upon arrival, we were offered hot chai tea.   Yumm!

Wreathes in progress

Our completed wreaths.  Each one is so different!  Here's mine:

Here's Theresa's:

Here's Gloria's:

Here's mine hanging on the wall.  I just couldn't get a good picture of really IS prettier in person!  I think I need to ask Santa Claus for a new (better!) digital camera!!

Thanks to Gloria for taking pictures!!
I think we'll be going back to Willow Oak to make a Christmas wreath.  I can't wait!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

DTBST #147- Halloween Spook-tacular

It's time again for  another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge!  This week's challenge is Halloween Spook-tacular!  Sassy Studio Designs has some great Halloween images including 3 brand new images that were released last week.  I'm using Grimm Reaper Sassy.  She, along with all the other fabulously sassy SSD images are available in our store HERE.

Make sure to visit the SSD Blog to see what the rest of the DTBST team has come up with for this week's challenge!!!

Stamps:  Grimm Reaper Sassy (Sassy Studio Designs), sentiment (Hambo Stamps)
Papers:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper from the Happy Haunting pack (Graphic 45)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black for sponging
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Modern Label Punch (Stampin' Up), black jet stick-on flourish (Recollections), pop gots, 1-3/4" circle punch (Stampin' Up), paper flowers (Recollections), glue dots, Stickles, sponge

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oldies But Goodies Bloghop!

Hello!  It's time for another Oldies But Goodies Bloghop!!  It's been a while since I hopped with this fabulous group of ladies but I'm ready to get back into the swing of it again!  It's a small group this month, but I know they'll have some beautiful creations to share!
For those of you who don't know- I am part of a Facebook Group called Design D.I.V.A.S.  Each month, they have a bloghop and the "theme" of the hop it to use things in our "stash" that is at least 6 months old...and believe me, I have TONS of things that are lots older than that!  Things I've bought and are still in the bags that I brought them home in!!  So, now you know what the OBG Bloghop is all about- let's get you on your way!

You should have arrived here from Maria's blog.  If you did, great, you're on the right track!  If you didn't, please go to Mary Anne's blog to start at the beginning!  You don't want to miss anything!
The card that I want to share is a sympathy card.  These past few weeks I've have to make several of these cards.  I don't feel comfortable making sympathy cards- are they appropriate?  That's my biggest concern!  I made this one for a co-worker who just lost her father. 


The stamp set is Guiding Light by Gina K.  I've had this set for probably well over a year and had never even cut the rubber.  The patterned paper is probably older- it's from the "It's A Guy Thing" pack from Close To My Heart.
OK, now head on over to Mary H.'s blog- your last stop on this month's hop.  In case you somehow get lost, here is the small but complete bloghop list:
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween BINGO! SSD October Release & Blog Hop!

It's time for another Sassy Studio Designs new release weekend!!!  This release not only introduces Lindsey's brand new images, but we also introduce our brand new design team!!  After last month's HUGE release, this month we are only releasing 3 images, but they are fabulous!!

You should have arrived here from Tina's blog.   If you didn't, head back over to the SSD blog to start the hop at the beginning!!

For this release, our challenge was to use this Halloween Bingo Card:

Halloween is so fun!!!  I chose to go across the middle- spider-skull/bones-green-cauldron- and here is what I came up with:
I decided to make an 8 x 8" framed Halloween wall hanging.  Here is a close-up of the beautiful witch.  There are 2 glitter spiders in the upper corners.  The skull is in the flowers in the lower right corner.  The cauldron is from Sherrod Studios, a company which unfortunately is no longer in business.  There isn't a lot of green but it's there on her hat and the bubbling brew in the cauldron.  I also added a little "bling"- a stick-on rhinestone flourish for the vapor from her broom as she flies through the Halloween night sky- for my FREE space.  Here is a close-up:
Your next stop on our hop is Kim's blog.  If you get lost along the way, here is the entire blog hop list.  Make sure to leave comments on each blog.  There will be randomly selected comments selected for prizes and we also have a challenge for you to play along!!  I can't wait to see what YOU create!

Check the SSD Blog again tomorrow for Part 2 of our New Release blog hop!!!
Stamps:  Sassy Witch image
Papers:  Neenah 80# white, "Fright Night" patterned paper from the Happy Haunting pack (Graphic 45)
Accessories:  8 x 8" black frame, Copic Markers, stick-on rhinestone flourishes (ZVA Creative), stick-on spiders (Jolee), prima flowers, glue dots, pop dots, stick-on glitter skull

Thursday, October 11, 2012

DTBST #146- Sketch!

This week's Dare to Be Sassy challenge is a sketch- and it's a really fun sketch!!!


Here is my take on that sketch:

I did omit the strip across the middle of the sketch.  I just couldn't get it to look right.  Here is a close up of the beautiful Wicked Honey image:

Make sure to stop  by the SSD Blog to check out what the rest of the DTBST team has to offer using this sketch!!!

Stamps:  Wicked Honey, sentiment is unknown
Papers:  Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Happy Haunting- Graphic 45)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, shimmer pen, pop dots, 1-3/4" hole punch (Stampin' Up), black jet stick-on flourishes (Recollections)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DTBST #145- Think Pink for Breast Cancer!

With the start of a new term for Sassy Studio Designs, I'm back on the Dare to Be Sassy Thursday team!!  I want to welcome the newest DT members and let them know that I am very excited about getting to work with them!  They are VERY talented and you can be prepared to have your socks knocked off!!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  This week's DTBST challenge is "Think Pink" for Breast Cancer.  SSD recently released two new Pink Ribbon images. I decided to use Pink Ribbon Sassy which is available HERE.  This is my card for this challenge.  It's a simple card, but I hope you like it:

Now head on over to the Sassy Studios Designs' Blog to see what the rest of the DTBST team has for your enjoyment!!

I will be submitting this card to the Link Up For Pink blog hop.  Check it out HERE.

Stamps:  Pink Ribbon Sassy, Think Pink Sentiments (retired)
Papers:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned papers (unknown)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, black jet stick-on flourishes (Recollections), pop dots

Monday, October 1, 2012

Another Sympathy Card

I am not very good with making sympathy cards, but I had to make another one for a friend whose mother just passed away.  I always stress over making them- I'm never sure if it's appropriate.  I hope this one is okay:

I wasn't able to get a very good picture of it.  The patterned paper has glitter on the flower centers and I added Stickles to the center of the flowers on the images to match.
Here is the verse I put on the inside of the card:

Stamp:  Coneflowers digital image, Sympathy digital image (I'm not sure who these images are from)
Papers:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (K & C Company)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Stickles, sponge