Friday, September 6, 2013

God Bless You

Welcome to the Studio!
I'm still in my vintage groove and I wanted to share my latest creation based on Mojo Monday Sketch #309.  I decided to play around with some crepe paper I had in a pretty plum color.  I liked the way it looked with Soft Suede and the pinks.  And for some reason, I just adore that chicken wire print paper.  Not sure what it is, but burlap and chicken wire are becoming my new fave patterns/textures.

And this is the sketch it was based on...
I'll be entering my card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday #309
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #236, Double the Ribbon {twill & seam binding}
Frilly & Funkie Anything Goes/Vintage
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #60 Anything Goes With Ribbon

Enabler List:
5x7 Ivory card base
Cardstock:  Soft Suede/Stampin Up; Colonial White/CTMH
Pattern Paper:  Stampin Up
Embosing Folder:  Stampin Up
Crepe Paper:  Mon Ami Gabby
Twill & Seam Binding:  from stash
Stamps:  4 Frames & Trust God/SU
Inks:  Baby Pink/CTMH (retired); Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, & Bravo Burgundy/SU
Die:  Spellbinders
All punches are Stampin Up
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thinking "Shabby Chic" of You

Welcome to the Studio!

I have a confession to make about the paper I used on this card...
I LOVED the paper the minute I laid eyes on it.  My enabler/friend, Joy, over at Purtty Paperz, had gotten it when it first came out and I was seeing all the BEAUTIFUL stuff she was making with it.  I couldn't help but run out and buy it.  So after I got it home, I put it in my paper tub...and there it sat.  I'd look at it lovingly every time I got ready to start a new project...and there it sat.  It's only paper for crying out loud, but it intimidated the heck out of me.  I've never understood how paper or embellishments or techniques can scare the beejeezus out of a grown woman. 

Admittedly, I don't have kids (not human ones, anyway) but I've worked in a restaurant, two shoe stores (phew, stinky feet), and sat through hours and hours of graphic testimony about impaled abdomens and ripped off extremities, with photos no less; and I turn into a lip-quivering wimp at the thought of using pretty paper.  HUH?!?  This insanity must stop!

I used the pretty paper!  Yay, Me!  I used the pretty paper!  (Doing my happy dance!)  It's silly, I know; but we all have our hang-ups and "saving" pretty stuff for later is mine.  I don't anymore, but I used to only wear a favorite perfume on special occasions.  I finally realized that every day that I woke up was a special occasion:)

Thank you sharing in "Therapy Time" with me.  Without further adieu, here is my card...


I'm so totally pleased with the way it came out.  It looks even better in person.  I'm still honing my photography skills and they're getting better all the time.  I didn't do anything really special on this card except that all the flowers, except the large rose, started out white.  I sprayed, inked, & spritzed until they came out the right colors.  It hardly ever shows in the photo, but they all have a bit of glimmer to them.  I also fussy cut the doily shape from pattern paper.  I NEVER fussy cut.  It makes my hands/wrists hurt, but I had to make an exception because there was no other doily in the world that was going to be the right size, shape, or color;) 

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
C Is For Challenge:  Lots of Layers {a total of 7 plus the seam binding}
Creative Stamp Friends:  Use a Stamp/Vintage
Shabby Tea Room:  #182 - Sweet Summertime/Photo Inspiration
Flutterby Wednesdays:  #251 Anything goes w/ butterfly or fairy
Stampotique Designer's Challenge:  #115 Lots of Layers  (7 plus the seam binding)
4 Krafty Girlz:  #1 Anything Goes

Enabler's List:
Ivory card base, 5x7
Pattern Paper:  Pink Paisley/Butterfly Garden
Flowers:  Tiny ivory roses, Prima;  small rose from Yolie at Link Up For Pink; Medium rose, Recollections; Large rose, Recollections/Boutique Fleur
Wooden Butterfly:  Studio Calico
Pearls:  Recollections
Stamps:  Fancy Tags/Justrite Stamps;  French Foliage/Stampin Up
Inks:  Juniper/CTMH; Sahara Sand & Crumb Cake, SU
Distress Stains:  Spun Sugar & Picket Fence (for butterfly)
Seam Binding:  Pool Party/SU
Glimmer Mist:  Frost/Tattered Angels
Sassy Shimmer Spritz:  (my homemade version)  Crème Brulee w/ sparkle gold, Wedding Gown, & La Vie En Rose
Sketch:  Kelly Holifield, Papersecrets

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Vintage Dress Form

Welcome to the Studio!

So glad you chose to spend a few minutes of your day with me.  I posted a similar card the other day, but this one is my favorite of the two.  I just adore the dress form die from Stampin Up.  I "dressed" her up with a string of pearls and a linen thread belt.  It was a fun card.  I've been in a totally vintage, shabby chic mood lately and my mojo has been obliging.


I'll be entering this card into a few challenges.  And they are:
It's All About The Vintage #51 - use metal (stickpins)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge #28 - Ribbon
Enabler's List:
Pattern Paper - K & Co. (background), Paper Studio (dressform)
Cardstock:  Ivory card base; Crumb Cake, SU
Seam Binding - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digi - Shoregirl's Creations
Stickpins:  made by me
Linen thread:  SU
Pearls:  from stash
Inks:  Chocolate Chip & Crumb Cake/SU
Die:  Dress form by SU/Sizzix
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thinking Pink

Welcome to the Studio!
I'm on a mission to let everyone know about the spectacular,  awesome, fantabulous LINK UP FOR PINK October Event!  It starts October 1st and goes through the 14th.  There will be lots of cards and projects and lots of pink too!  And did I mention prizes!?!  Please help us support Breast Cancer Awareness, be there for those who are fighting the battle, celebrate those who are cancer-free, and honor those we've lost.
I decided to play with a technique I hadn't done in a while, embossing resist.  All the embossing stuff and the alcohol inks are so convenient in the new scraproom, I'm re-trying lots of old techniques that I kind of forgot about.  For my first card, I decided to make it feminine with some pretty pink pearly pins...say that three times fast:)

And here I am again with more leftovers.  Wish the stuff in my fridge looked this appetizing;)  For this card, I decided on some sweet, little roses in two different pinks and a ribbon with both organza and satin in it.
For the embossing resist technique, all I did was heat emboss the ribbon flourish design on white cardstock with clear embossing powder.  After it had cooled, I used a stamp from the Strength & Hope stamp set to make the wording background.  The next step is to take a sponge, a dauber, a stipple brush - whatever you choose - and add ink on top of the embossed image and like magic, it appears.  I just think this technique is just too cool and I hope you do too!
Enablers List:
Cardstock:  Pale pink, Recollections; Regal Rose, Stampin Up; White, Close to my Heart.
Stamps:  Breast Cancer, Pink By Design;  Strength & Hope, Stampin Up (retired).
Inks:  Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink , SU;  Versamark.
Clear Detail Embossing Powder, CTMH.
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Breeze.
Ribbon:  Pink Satin from Michaels.
Other Ink:  Grey Flannel, CTMH (retired)
Roses:  Recollections
Pattern Paper:  Carta Bella, Paris Girl.
Ribbon:  Michaels
Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you over at Link Up For Pink!