Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Vintage Merry Christmas

Welcome to the Studio!

I've been working on Christmas cards lately so I can actually send some out this year.  I got so busy making cards for others last year I totally missed the holidays:)  I'm on the ball this year.  I purchased the Authentique Wonder line a while back, and although I've been wanting to use it, it's so lovely that I've been a bit intimidated by it.  That happens to me quite a bit.  I buy paper that I think is so beautiful and then I'm afraid to use it.  Occasionally I have to remind myself of the plaque hanging on my friend Stephanie's scraproom wall..."Life is short, use the pretty paper."

So I finally got my nerve up and made this card for The Sweet Stop DT Call:

My card was based on Sweet Stop Sketch #177, shown here:
This is a really fun sketch and translates beautifully to any style.  I also decorated the inside where my verse is.


Here is my recipe for this card:
Card size is 5x7.

Close To My Heart:  Ivory Cardstock
Authentique:  Pattern Paper, Wonder Collection
Spare Parts & Creative Charms:  layered vintage brad
American Crafts:  Zing gold embossing powder
Stampin Up:  Handpenned Holidays, seam binding in Cherry Cobbler
Martha Stewart:  Border Punch
Our Daily Bread Designs:  His Gift stamp set, featured inside

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

All Is Vanity...And Really Creepy!

Welcome to the Studio!

I've been MIA again and I apologize for that.  Things got a little worrisome with Hurricane Issac rearing his ugly head.  My dad, who lives near the Mississippi Gulf Coast, couldn't decide if he wanted to evacuate or not.  Lucky for him (and us) Issac only dumped a ton of rain on his area.  You'd think after Katrina he'd have learned his lesson...swimming out a second story loft window and riding out that hurricane on a party barge with a tarp thrown over his head.  It took us over a week to find him that time!

Well, now for some crafting fun.  I just love Halloween.  {Any holiday that involves begging for candy can't be all bad.}  I've always been intrigued with the painting by Charles Allan Gilbert, All is Vanity.  It's fascinating in an eerie sort of way.  As I sat at my scrap desk yesterday, I thought it might make a cool "embellishment" on a Halloween card.

My card is based on the Mojo Monday Sketch 257, as seen here...

I found the awesome black and orange ribbon at Micheal's.  It's totally Halloween-y and makes me think of spiders.  It also tied great with my peg bow maker.  I used a Spellbinders die as a mat for my picture.  I also incorporated some black webbing that I ordered from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The pumpkin is Jolee's Boutique.  The "Happy Halloween" is from Justrite Stamps, as well as the banner die.  The punched border is from Martha Stewart and was one of the recent T.J. Max $3.99 finds.  I'm not sure if the picture shows this, but I used Black Magic Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels on the fancy diecut circle.  And the paper is Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium.

Here is a close-up shot of the creepy image.  You can actually see that it's a woman sitting at a vanity looking at her reflection...or is it?

Other Challenges I'm entering:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes...not a challenge, just an awesome place to inspire and be inspired!
Alota Rubber Stamps - Challenge 90, Halloween
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes, First Challenge!
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #2, Anything Goes

Check out these challenge blogs for more inspiration!  And until next time, Scrap Sassy!