Saturday, April 27, 2013

Flying Monkey Sassy from Off to Find a Wizard Release!

I'm so excited and happy that you stopped by to visit!  If you've come to my blog from Judy's blog, you're on the right track.  If not, had over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog and start from the beginning!  I don't want you to miss a single thing! Wasn't Judy's project wonderfully fun?  She's one of our newest Design Team sisers and we're so glad and lucky to have her!  And we're so glad that we have some fabulous new designers on our family!  I'd love to welcome:

I'm so excited to welcome you all and wish all my other stamping sisters much love, happiness and good luck!

You can get all the details on the opportunities to win some of these fabulous images and celebrate this fabulous release and different versions of this classic movie and book!  We have a tic-tac-toe board this time and I chose flying monkey, bling, and ruby slippers.

The flying monkeys used to scare me so when I was little!  I always pulled the covers up over my head and clutched my sister's arm when they came only  But somehow, this sassy monkey doesn't make me squirm in quite the same way!  I think her sass totally rocks!  When I saw her, I envisioned her trying on those ruby slippers before she left to return them to the Wicked Witch of the West!  So, her being the fashionista that she is (I just love her coat and hat!), I can imagine her concern in how these slippers go along with the rest of her.

She's colored with copics and I used some different circles and oval Nestabilities to frame her and the computer generated sentiment.  Her buttons, braid on her hat, wings, and shoes are done with Stickles and are mounted on the shoe with foam pop ups.

Gosh, she's so pretty!  Who would think she was really some pesty, little monkey?

I loved working up this shoe and it's a wonderful template from Ellen Hutson you can find here.   The paper I used was from American Craft and it was very heavy and hard to bend around the back for the heel.  Gotta give a shout out to Sara and Mary for their suggestions for adhesives to hold it together!

Now ease on down to road to the outstandingly talented Alaine's blog and see her fabulous project.  I just know you won't be disappointed!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Theodora Sassy, Full of Strength and Confidence

Are you sick of hearing from me yet?  I sure hope not because I've got a lot more to show and say!  I won't bore you totally today because I've got a pretty busy day planned.  I am off to look at a few apartments and still on the hunt for a job.  For that, I need some confidence and strength.  When I first saw this gorgeous image, Theodora Sassy, from the Oz the Great and Powerful release from Sassy Studio Designs, those are two qualities that I saw in her that I just admired.

Today, Crafts 4 Eternity is being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and their challenge calls for 3 patterned papers.  Well, I gave them 3 for sure!  If you follow me at all, you know I love me some papers!

Theodora Sassy is colored with copics and fussy cut.  I framed her on some Nestabilities and the kraft card stock is from Stampin Up and the patterned paper is from a gorgeous paper pack called Discover from My Mind's Eye.  The Lace is from Cloud 9, the pearls from Studio 112, and the highlights are done with my Jelly Roll Clear glitter pen.  and her ring is a fun diamond flower gem that Tiffany got me years ago.  I think it's perfect for her!

Look at that stunning face.  Just love it!

 Here's a couple of views from the side of her.  I love her body language!

I plan on entering her in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - polka dots
Diva By Designs - movie inspired
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
Cuttin and Stampin Challenge - cinco de Mayo
Sketch N Stash - Sketch

Come on over and join in the fun and show off some of that paper you know you've got stock piled somewhere!  Put those layers on and show them off!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our new release from Sassy Studio Designs!  It's gonna be yummy!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Sweet Emma from Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs

Sometimes I think you just need to go back and revisit some good times in your life.  In my creative life, it brings me back to when I first saw a Whiff of Joy stamp that Elisabeth Bell had designed and I fell into instant love!  There was such a sweetness and purity about her designs and I knew they were for me!  One of the happiest times for me was when I was first started on a couple of design teams and Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs was one of my first design teams and I absolutely loved it!  In got to work with some wonderfully creative people, some of the best in our field, Suzanne Dean, Danni Bindel and lots of others.  When I heard we were going to be doing of of Elisabeth's brand new lines, I was so ecstatic that I jumped up and down and yelled and hollered!  Crazy, it may have been, but I just couldn't believe my good luck.

For our challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog, Lynda has challenged us with a theme of "April Showers Brings May Flowers", and asked us to use lots of flowers and springtime colors.  I pulled out my sweet "Emma", who is one of the gorgeous images from that first release with Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs.  You can see all of Elisabeth's available stamps at Susana's shop here.

She's still one of my all time favorite images of all time!  I love her innocence and sweetness.  She's colored with copics and has some stickles on her pants and top, and some Diamond Glaze on her headband and ribbon on her top  She's cut out and framed with Nestabilities and the gorgeous papers are from My Mind's Eye.  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash and the flowers are handmade and I added some Martha Stewart branches to her.

Here's a couple of close ups of this cutie pop.  I could just eat her up!  I am going to enter her into the following challenges:

Link Up For PinkBreast Cancer Awareness, inspirational, healthy reminders, "celebrate more birthdays", you're in my thoughts, encouragement, etc.
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters - Anything goes
365 Cards - Soft
Color Throwdown - color challenge
Creative Card Crew - handmade flowers

Stop over at our Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and see the beautiful creations my sisters have come up with for your viewing enjoyment.  Inspiration and flowers and spring colors are popping up all over the place over there!  Hope everyone has a fabulous, springy day!

Katniss Girl on Fire Sassy

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring two fun challenges today so you get double your money  and crating time!  Charisma Cardz Challenge has a theme of  "Polka Dots" and C.R.A.F.T'S challenge is "Queen for the day/fantasy/bling it up/make believe".  Wow that's a mouthful!  I combined the two and this is what I came up with.

This is Katniss, Girl of Fire Sassy, and she holds a special place in my heart.  The first time I used her, I won the Dare to Be Sassy Thursday challenge at Sassy Studio Designs, she's from one of my favorite fun series to read, The Hunger Games, and a movie I just love, and she really looks like Jennifer Lawrence, one of the hottest, freshest actresses around!  If I could be queen for a day, I'd like to be her!

I colored her with copics and added a ton of Stickles to her dress.  The gorgeous papers are from Cosmo Cricket and the flowers are homemade and the branches are from a Martha Stewart punch.  The pearls and ribbon are from the stash.

Here she is close up.

I plan on entering her in the following challenges:

Art Impressions - Layer it up
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbons
DRS Designs - pastels
Shelly's Images - April Showers brings May flowers
Addicted to Stamps and More - Markers

Head on over to the fabulous blogs and show off those polka dots and be a queen!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Firefighter Honey by Sassy Studio Designs for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge

I've always loved the city of Boston and the events that happened last week broke my heart.  I'm not nieve enough to think everyone can live happily together, but I take my hat off to the city that had the guts to shut itself down and not stop until it found the individual responsible for causing hurt to it's people.  I tell you, that is one classy, take care of business city and I'm so proud of their strength, resolve, and dedication to their own.  

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the challenge ver at Penny's Paper-Crafty this week and their theme is anything goes.  I wanted to pay homage to those who serve so I pulled out Firefighter Honey and colored her up!

Isn't she just fabulous?!  I colored her with copics and cut her out with my nestabilities.  The papers are from BasicGrey, the baker's twine from The Twinery, and she's got stickles on her coat and hat.  The baubles and button are from my stash.

 I love how she's just ready to slide down that pole and meet whatever happens to come her way!  And I love a redhead!

Here's a couple of side views.

I plan on entering her in the following challenges:

Bearly-Mine Challenge - Digi Days (use a digi)
Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes
Use It Tuesday - use some hoarded supplies (my older BasicGrey paper!)
One Stop Craft - Not a square

Make sure to pick up this sweet Honey and join in on the challenge.  How much better does it get than "anything goes"?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Sponsored by The Twinery

I  love using somne baker's twine on projects!  It's light, two-tones and adds such a fun, playful look to projects.  When I found out that The Twinery was sponsoring us over at Tuesday Throwdown, I was over the moon!  They have such a fabulous color selection and their twine is so soft and easy to work with.  Our challenge this week was to make your own background, which isn't one of my strong points, but I tried none the less!

I used this sweet stamp, Adorable Cinderella, from The Paper Shelter and she helped a bit with making a background!

I love her!  Isn't this twine just gorgeous?  I used Marigold and Tangerine around my layers to give them some color and add some texture to my card.  My little beauty is sitting on her bench on the side of the road, waiting for her ride home since she seems to have misplaced a slipper!  She's colored with copics and had some Stickles added to her dress.  The bling around her tiara and pumpkin are from my Jelly Roll glitter pen and the papers are from DCWV Cafe Mediterranean paper pack.

There's just something about this adorable face I couldn't resist!

Here's a couple of side views of her that I think shows off the twine.  I plan on entering her in the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe Crafts - favorite color combination (blue and orange!)
2 Sisters Challenge - blue and/or green

Come on over to our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog and show us how you can make fabulous backgrounds!  And take a look at the fabulous projects my designing buddies have in store for you.  They are truly amazing!

Monday, April 22, 2013

I Won!

When I was little, my cousins and I used to get everyone's crinlons (remember those with all the lace on them and all that starch so they would really stand out?) and play Beauty Padgent in the back yard.  My Aunt Jessie had like 7 or 8 steps on her back porch and that was our stage.  We would stand up on our tippy toes in our pretend high heels and walk up and down the steps, doing the light bulb wave and carrying branches for our roses.  What imaginations we had!  I still love beauty padgents and I've got a little 4 1/2 granddaughter who loves to play dress up and parade around in front of us!

I have to admit that I'm cheating on Lindsay and Elisabeth and have fallen in love with the cute, sweet images over at The Paper Shelter!  I kept seeing them and I finally took the plunge and bought some and am having a blast with them!  When I saw this beauty, I knew she had my name written all over her!

This is "I Won" and isn't she fabulous?!  I think she's so much fun and has all sorts of possibilities.  I love here hair, dress, purse, swseet statute and I think she looks like a total winner!  She's colored with copics and cut out with my floral oval frame.  The papers are from Katy Davis, and the flowers and pearls are from Hero Arts.  I added some distressed inks around the frame and added some stickles to her dress, statue, purse, and earrings.

I just love her sweet face!

This view you can get a better look at the coloring without the glitter.  I love my glitter and bling though!

I just adore her and am going to enter her in the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter Challenge - Make It Bloom
Craft Your Passion - Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Kaboodles Doodles Challenge - Spring
Make It Monday - Always anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Crafting When We Can - At the movies

Hope you enjoy her as much as I loved working with her.  She's a winner!