Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday at Sassy Studio Designs

I am having so much fun creating with the new Follow the Yellow Brick Road release from Sassy Studio Designs!  We were challenged this week to use paper piecing over at the Sassy Studio Design Team blog and I thought my stomach was going to stay in my throat.  That was until I saw this fabulous Oz Sassy

I simply adore her and think you can do so much with her!  You can certainly color her like the traditional Oz, use her for a wedding or prom, make her red/white/blue for the 4th.  She's so versatile!  Me when I saw her, I thought of animals!  Doesn't she look like she'd be the greatest ring master?!

I colored her with copics and added a little bit of Stickles to her hat, jacket, vest, and shoes.  The kraft and gold card stock and the sentiment are from Stampin' Up and I embossed the gold paper with one of my gorgeous cuttlebug folders to give it some texture.  The frame and ovals are from Nestabilities and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

The sketch is from Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  Love it and will use it a lot!  I used my soot black distressed marker to outline her pants, but it's kind of hard to see from these shots.  I don't usually paper piece very well, but I think these pants came out pretty good, even if I do say so myself!

I think she's such a beauty!  I'm going to be entering her in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - embossing
Stamp n Doodle - Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - markers
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything goes
Use It Tuesday - Hoarders (Stampin Up cardstock!) and die cuts

Click on over to the Sassy Studio Design Team blog and see the gorgeous projects that my stamping sisters have come up with for your viewing pleasure.  I know I sure loved seeing them!  Join in our challenge and go do some paper piecing.  Pull out those scissors and get cutting and pasting!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Catch of the Day for The Digi Bells

I absolutely love me some mermaids and I think this baby doll is one of the cutest things I've ever seen!  I was watching an older movie and it showed some children's toys and they had the yellow and orange plastic shopping cart and it reminded me of my girls when they were little.  They would shop all over the house with that thing!  When I saw Catch of the Day, that cart brought back such fun and heart warming memories to me.  She's a cutie pie that's available at Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  I knew that movie was telling me it was time to color this cutie pie up.

My little mermaid is colored with copics and is covered with Stickles and Diamond Glaze.  The baker's twine is a gorgeous new color, Caribbean, from The Twinery.  I absolutely love their products.  Such gorgeous colors!  The papers are from an older BasicGrey pack and has some of my favorite colors in it!  The flowers are handmade and the branches are from a Martha Stewart punches.  The doily is from Wilton and the ribbon, buttons, and pearls are from my stash.  The layout is from A Die For A Sketch

I really love how her headband came out!

A couple of glimpses of the inside.

Isn't she just so much fun?

Here's a view of the inside.  Can you see why I love this paper so much fun?

I am going to enter this sweetie in the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girly
Card Mania - Lots of layers
Craft Your Passion - Ribbon or Lace
Crafty Boots Challenge - flowers
Created With Love - Button up
Cupcake Craft - Mythical Creatures
Love To Create - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Marker POP Challenge - Use glitter
MyGrafico - Anything goes
Sparkle n' Sprinkle Challenge - Glitter
The Shabby Tea Room - anything goes

I hope she brightens your day as much as she did mine!  Make sure to check The Digi Bells Design Team Blog tomorrow and see what my other uber talented designing sisters will have in store for you.  

Also, don't you just love that new, sweet Merry Weather?  Check down a couple of posts and make sure to join in on the blog hop for a chance to win this precious, newest member of our digital family!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Follow The Yellow Brick Road Release from Sassy Studio Designs

Oh, it's good to be wicked!  The Design Team for Sassy Studio Designs is so excited to present the newest release from our super talented leader, Lindsay and it's called the Follow The Yellow Brick Road Release!  With the new movie, Oz, the Great and Powerful, the story that came before The Wizard of Oz, we've got some pretty amazing characters to share with you!  If you came to me from my outstanding designing sister, Tina, then you're on the right track.  If not, follow the yellow brick link back to the beginning at our Sassy Studio Designs blog.  I don't want you to miss a single fabulous project!

If you get lost along the way, here's the blog hop list and order:


I have the pleasure of introducing you to Evanora Sassy, who was a good with but got the house dropped on her!  Little is known about her so I took some liberties with her.  Our theme for this release is Wicked Statement. I saw a clip from the movie and Evanora was talking with Theodora and said the most profound statement that I think somehow speaks to us all!

Isn't she just fabulously sassy?  I love all the images in this release but she really spoke to me!  I thought I would give a circle step card a try and the tutorial I followed can be found here.  This sassy beauty is colored with Copics and covered with Stickles.  Her frame and the swirls are from Spellbinders, the jewels are from Reccollections, and the papers are from my stash, except for the glittery swirls, which is from The American Paper Company.  I made the flowers and the branches are from Martha Stewart.

Here's a closer look at this beauty.

I think she's stunning!  I really loved the multi colored rhinestones and think they matched her perfectly.

Love this sentiment and if we all are honest, we all have a little wicked in us!

Here are a couple of side views so you can see the simensions of the flowers.

I am going to enter this sassy thing in the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Flowers for Spring
Little Claire's Designs - Cards with folds
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Clearly Insired Challenge - Die Cuts
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Friends Forever Challenge - Lots of Flowers

Now it's time to hop on over to see the stunner that my good buddy, Lori, has in store for you!  Make sure to leave a comment on each blog for the chance to win the image that each of us are presenting.  For me, I can't wait for someone else to have this beauty!  She's such fun to work with!

Now go on, follow the yellow brick road!