This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Congratulations! You Did It!

Here is a graduation card that I made for a dear friend who just received her Special Ed degree.  She is such a sweetheart and I wanted to make her a congratulations card.  I hope she likes it!

I used Sassy Studio Designs' retired Chelsea Graduation image because she just reminded me so much of my friend!

Stamp:  Chelsea Graduation (Sassy Studio Designs), sentiment is computer-generated
Papers:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Neenah White #80, patterned paper (ABC Primer pack from Graphic 45)
Ink:  Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up) for sponging
Accessories:  Copic Markers, pop dots, spongem gold stick-on bead

Sunday, May 26, 2013

COPIC Intermediate Certification!!

***If you are here for the Sassy Studio Designs New Release Blog Hop, click HERE***
Yesterday, I, along with 7 of my wonderful Meade Girls, went to Hanover, Maryland (a 15-mile drive for me!) to take the COPIC Intermediate Certification class!  We had taken the Standard class- all the way up in York, PA back in March 2012, so we were thrilled to FINALLY get to take the Intermediate class- and have it so close to home!  Lori Craig was our instructor...and she was a FABULOUS teacher!!  I do feel that I finally have some knowledge of how to shade and shadow now!  Even though I LOVE the way the gray outline looks around the image, Lori told me that she'd take my certification pin away from me if I ever outlined again!!  So.....guess I won't be doing that again!  ;)  (well, maybe...)
Here are some of the samples that we created...

This was our final project. Although I stressed over the shading and shadowing, I think the final product turned out pretty well!

Here we are, the Meade Girls, along with Lori Craig, with our certificates.  Woo Hoo!

I know I still have to practice, but this class was SO worth the cost!!  I highly recommend it!!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Make a Wish SSD New Release and Blog Hop

This month of new release theme is anything goes but must include a wish sentiment. Could be a birthday wish, awedding wish, a baby wish, whatever kind of wish you want...just remember we are Sassy you can make your sentiment as Sassy-licious as you'd like...You should have arrived here from Lori's blog.  If you didn't please go back to the SSD Blog to start the hop from the beginning!

Lindsey has created several new Disney princess images for us...and I think you'll love them!!!  Our hop this month will only be on one day.

I get to feature Jasmine Pin-up.  Yes, I know Jasmine is supposed to have black hair but I'm still learning how to color black hair.  Actually today I am taking the Copic Intermediate Certification class and am hoping to be able to be better at it after the class!

Okay, I just realized that I dropped the ball with the challenge...I was supposed to include a "wish" sentiment, but I totally forgot it.  Oh, well, too late now!!

Your next stop is Michelle's blog.  Make sure to leave a comment on each blog along the hop.  One commenter will be picked from each blog to win the image that the blog featured, and one commenter will be picked from the SSD blog to win ALL of the images featured in this release!!  So have fun hopping, enjoy the projects the DT has created and leave a comment on each one for a chance to win!!!

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

Darlene (GDT)
Mary   You are HERE!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

DTBST #178- Celebrate the New Grad!

This week's Dare to Be Sassy Thursday challenge is "Celebrate the New Grad"- to create a project for a graduating student.

Here is my card for this challenge- using Graduation Sassy.  I hope you like it.

Make sure to stop by the Sassy Studio Designs blog to play along with us! 
Stamp:  Graduation Sassy (Sassy Studio Designs), Congratulations (Stampin' Up)
Papers:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper- Paws and Claws Cat  pack (TPC Studio)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, glue dots, paper roses, gold stick-on bead

Thursday, May 16, 2013

DTBST #177- Black and White with a Pop of Color

Welcome to another Dare to Be Sassy Thursday!  This week's challenge is Black and White with a Pop of Color.   Here is my creation for this challenge...

I decided to use red as my pop of color and thought that the Sassy Pin-Up Kitty would be perfect for that pop of red. I gave her red shoes and lips- isn't she gorgeous?!
Please stop by the SSD Blog to play along with us!  We can't wait to see what you create!!!
Stamps:  Sassy Pin-Up Kitty (Sassy Studio Designs), sentiment (Totally Stampalicious)
Papers:  Basc Black, Real Red (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, dotted patterened paper (Graphic 45)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, stick-on pearls, large black prima flowers, small paper roses, glue dots

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Reveal Brunch- Meade Girl-style!

For the past 3 months, the Meade Girls, my wonderfully fun stamping group, have been having a Secret Sister.  Each month we sent a card to our Secret Sister and TRY to guess who it is!  The Meade Girls got together yesterday for brunch at Mimi's Cafe. Oh, my, the food was delicious!  I got the Cinnamon Brioche French Toast with scrambled eggs and bacon.  Yummmy!!  Here are a few pictures of some the girls at brunch:

...and our cute and very attentive server, Brady

My Secret Sister this round has been fabulous!  Check out the cards I've gotten:

February- we were to include a little something in our card to let our SS know that they're thinking of us.  She sent me this fabulous card, and a fun Die-manics die along with a cute little poem.

For March, we're supposed to send a card with green somewhere on it.  It didn't need to be a St. Patrick's Day card, but just have green.  I found this gorgeous birdhouse card in my mailbox on March 1st!

But, then at our March 9th Meade Girl's shoebox swap,  an envelope mysteriously appeared at my seat while I was in the kitchen getting a drink.  Hmm...two fun cards in one month!  She made me this adorable little St. Patrick's Day card and included a $5 scratch off AND an oh-so-cute moose scratcher.  Oh, and I won $10 on the scratch off!  What fun!

Surpisingly enough, I got yet another gorgeous card in March!  Take a look at this!
I am totally blown away by the coloring on this card!  Wow!!!  That image is just so sweet.
Look at this adorable card that I received from my ever-so-talented SS!  Isn't she just adorable???  I love this card!!
Then I received a surprise package in the mail- a belated birthday present.  She sent me a beautiful Art Doodle Journal, a beautiful Cherry Blossom embossing folder, and fabulously "bee-oo-tiful" card:

Here is the card upclose.  LOVE it!!!

Who was my fabulous Secret Sister you ask?  Well, it was none other than.....Gloria!  Here is the reveal card she gave me:
She used Graphic 45's Bird Song paper and wow, this card is stunning!!!  She also gave me this gorgeous Ravens' purple hat that she knitted...
...and this beautiful Christy Tomlinson "SheArt" figurine!  I love Christy's SheArt and I love this!

I kinda had a feeling it was her...just from a few little things- the moose scratcher (she's from Maine), the Bingo scratch-off (we often go to play Pandora Bingo together), she signed one of her cards from "A friend", which she has used before in cards to me, and then the Cherry Blossom embossing folder (we had been talking about getting that folder since Angie used it on one of her cards at our last SBS).   I really did enjoy all of the things she sent me...she is a FABULOUS secret sister.  Thank you!!!!
I really enjoy our get togethers and yesterday was no exception.  I am so lucky and SO blessed to have such a fabulous circle of friends!  Oh, and thanks to Theresa for taking the pictures at our brunch!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Altered ATG

I finally broke down and bought myself an ATG gun...I got a really good deal on Amazon and thought "Why not?  All the cool kids are doing it!"  So, I am now the proud owner of a pretty pink ATG.  Once I got the nerve to load it (it really WAS easy once I watched the YouTube video HERE) and figured out that I need to let the trigger go when I pull the ATG off the paper, I decided to decorate it to make it "purdy" is what I did:



I still want to do something to cover up the label in the middle and I want to get some rhinestone alphabet stickers to put my name on the patterned side...but that'll come later.  I love it!!  I used Graphic 45's Secret Garden paper to line the clear side of the applicator.  It's such pretty paper and I like how it looks against the pink.  Now I can't wait to use it!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

DTBST #175- Kentucky Derby

Happy Thursday!  That means it's time for another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge!  This week's challenge is Kentucky Derby...create a card ot project using an image that has a hat, crown, or tiara...or in my case, a funnel!  :)

I decided to use SSD's new Tin Sassy for my card...I figured if a crown or tiara counted as a "hat", then a funnel would, too!  Here's my card:

Isn't she beautiful!?  Of course, this card didn't turn out quite like I had planned...but all in all, I'm happy with it.  I love how she colored up!!

Now, search through your stamps or digis and find one wearing a hat and play along with us on on the Sassy Studio Designs blog!  We can't wait to see what you create!!!