Thursday, March 5, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hi Everyone!  It's my design team day at She's A Sassy Lady.  Do you send St. Patrick's Day cards?  I send a few, not really because there's much significance to the holiday to my family....but rather it's a good excuse to let people know we are thinking of them by sending a handmade card their way.  

Here's one I made recently....check it out:

The large balloon is a cut I found in the Silhouette Online Store.  I tied some jute twine around the balloon and used some balled up glue dots that I rubbed between my fingers until they were just a fine line of adhesive to adhere the twine in that curly-que pattern.  I used the negative cut at the bottom of the card on that little banner.  It's always nice to use negative cuts--makes me feel resourceful!  The sentiment is a stamp by SP&Company (no longer in business).  This was an easy card so if you need to make a bunch...this is a great design to use. And, it could easily be adaptable to a birthday design!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

For the dog lovers...especially doxie fans!

Hey everyone!  I have been working on this page for a couple of days and finally finished it up.  It's in my favorite clean and simple style.  

Check it out:

Last Fall, my friend got a brand new doxie puppy.   She was a tiny little bundle of energy and my son loved running in the leaves with her.  She was actually quite easy to lose in the fall foliage because of her tiny size and her beautiful caramel coloring.

I used a fun doxie cut from the Silhouette Online Store for the pup in the lower right corner.  I have no idea what brand that gorgeous chevron paper is, but I know I got it at Archivers and I really, really love it.  Every scrap will be used up!

Hope you have a super day!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Halloween scrapbook page

Hey everyone...hope you are doing well.  We've had a busy couple of weeks around our house.  This past weekend we happened to be at a basketball tournament in a city fortunate enough to have a local scrapbook store.  So between games, we had a bit of time to kill and my awesome husband and son indulged me in a trip to do some shopping.  I mostly browsed, scoping out the place to see if I want to arrange a trip back with a friend.  But I did pick up a few sheets of basketball themed papers, some dimensional adhesive and some gemstones.  It was a nice breath of fresh air to be in such a beautiful store and I'm feeling energized to get some crafty time in soon!  

Here's what I'm sharing today...

The page I'm sharing today is one I made about two months ago.  It's for Halloween, which I realize is months away.  It's all good, right?

I love the pictures of my son.  If you haven't figured out, I'm very much a clean and simple scrapbooker and I like the pictures to do much of the "storytelling".  I added a title and border that I cut from the Silhouette Online Store.  The papers were something I picked up at a different local scrapbook store ages ago.  

We're fairly lucky in that we have 3 small LSS's, primarily billed as creative spaces with some small retail available and then this really lovely store about an hour away.   And if you count my overstuffed room that I can shop in anytime....  I think what I came away with from the weekend is that sometimes even the smallest purchase can inspire you.  And I'm ready to be inspired--I haven't done much in the paper crafting world for awhile and I'm feeling the pull again. I'm pretty darned excited about that!

Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Christmas Card Share

Hello!  It's the 25th of the month, so time for me to share my year-long attempt at making Christmas cards.  I have done this the last couple of years and have really enjoyed stretching out the process so it isn't so "last minute" in December.  Check out this month's creation:

This card was heavily inspired by a Pinterest find!

Materials used:

Cardstock: SU
Patterned paper:  Echo Park Tis the Season
Cameo for cutting the candy canes
PTI Mega Mixed Messages for sentiment
Rub-on Snowflake
Ribbon from Michaels

This card would be very easily repeatable if you could get your hands on a decent amount of candy cane striped paper and match it up with some fun scraps for the part at the bottom.

Hope you have an awesome day!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hedgie Reading Books.

Hey everyone...well our wintry mess continues!  Last night we got freezing rain, so our basketball weekend looks to be a total loss.  We're all bummed.  I think my guys will savage the weekend working on science fair stuff, which is my cue to head up to my scrapbook room!  My son ended up missing three days of school and had a delay yesterday.  What a week it's been!  I did manage some time in my craft room this week.  This is a card I created using my Copics, which I've vowed to use more this year:

I made this card for my son's teacher and he'll give it to her during "teacher appreciation" week.

The stamped image is by the now closed SP&Company and is called "Hedgie Reading Books".  I colored it with Copics.  The papers are by MME and I added a bit of jute twine for dimension.

I hope you have a pleasant, creative weekend!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Congrats on getting a driver's license!

Hey nephew recently obtained his driver's license.  One of the things I love about making cards is that you can make them for just about any occasion--including becoming a legal driver.  I remember how excited I was to get my license, so it's definitely worth a card in my opinion.  
Check it out:

Since it is a masculine card, I went very Clean and Simple.  

The large keys are cut using my Cricut Creative Memories "Traveler" cartridge.  This is an A2 card, and I cut the keys at 3 1/4 inch.  The stamped sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, the "Exclamations" stamp set.  I added three coordinating (Valentine...shhhhh....) brads to fill in some of the white space.  

I think my nephew will love it.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

One image, two ways!

Hey everyone....we're still stuck in a cold, snowy mess.  It's been so cold that I have had no desire to get in my craft room, but instead am doing a lot of reading under a blanket.  So I'm sharing a couple of cards that I made a few weeks ago.  I am going to have to bundle up and get creating, as I have some birthdays coming up that need special cards!  Check these out:

The image is by MFT and is called "Cheers".  

This is the second version.  All papers are by Fancy Pants from the Park Bench line.

I stamped the insides so that they could be used as birthday cards.  

I hope you have a fantastic day--stay warm!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Life @ Ten

Hey everyone....we're totally stuck in a wintry mess.  We have about 8 inches of snow, it's stupid cold and to make matters worse....we are in an area that really doesn't get much snow so our removal is a long, slow process.  I used my day yesterday to read a book and shovel.  I did my drive three times, then helped out three widows on my street with their driveways.  My arms are pure jelly after all that!  Enough about our winter woes....I have a scrapbook page to share!

I took my son to a beautiful park close to his 10th birthday.  It was such a pretty day that I couldn't pass up snapping a few pictures of him.  All the papers are various Echo Park lines, along with an EP journal card.  I used my Cameo to cut out the title.  It's a simple page, but one of my favorites--mostly because I love the pictures of this handsome guy.

Stay warm today! 

Challenge entered:   Bimini Moose - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Another Monkey Valentine

Hey everyone...hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Our weekend is basketball filled, which is always fun!  I have another card using the same Stampendous monkey set that I shared a few days ago.  Check it out:

The inside says, "Huggable".  Too cute, right?

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine Tea Cup Treat Holders

Hi everyone!  I have some super cute candy holders to share with you today.  I made several of these, some for the office ladies at school, my son's teacher and for our neighbors. This cut comes from the Silhouette Online Store and is easy to work with!

I made three of this version.  The paper has a bit of a country feel to it.

And then I made three of these, which take on a more "cutesy" theme.  

I filled them with some raffia and then loaded them with Kisses candies.  Who doesn't love a tea cup filled with chocolate?  

Want a tip?  Use your hot glue gun to secure the parts of the cups together.  It holds much better than any adhesive for 3D projects like this.

Hope you have a wonderful, sweet day!