Thursday, December 31, 2009

What are you doing to celebrate New Year's Eve?

I will be resting and relaxing, after calming down from finding out that I was chosen to be on the SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS DT!!!!!!! Yay! I am so excited! Lindsay's images are so fun. I always look forward to the 1st and 15th of every month to see what great images she is releasing. This card summarizes what my New Year's Eve will be. Hubby and I are staying in, making chocolate martinis and just relaxing!

This image is called a Glass of Wine. I decided to do some paper piecing after I had colored her (and printed her at some random size that I did not save). So to fix this little dilemma, I traced over the image on velum, then used some temporary adhesive to stick it onto the DP, and cut it out. I then removed the velum pattern and glued down my pieces. I also wanted to make the chair look like worn leather, so after coloring with the copics, I painted Tim Holtz's Crackle paint, rock candy, over the chair and let it dry. After the cracks appeared, I rubbed over it with distress ink. I used nestabilites that my husband bought me for Christmas to cut out a flower out of SEI Suede paper, which just kept the cozy, relaxed feeling of this card. I used a sketch from Papertake Weekly to pull the whole thing together.

Please check out Lindsay's other fabulous designs in the shop, and watch for challenges on the blog.

And there's more! Here are the details for the upcoming Customer Blog hop. Look at those fabby prizes!


You know there will be chatting!! You know there will be a FREEBIE!! AND.....You know there will be prizes!! Want to join the FUN? Check it out below!! Hope to see you there!!

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** Leave a comment below, including your COMPLETE blog address, to sign up!!
**Grab our ROCKIN badge and place it on your blog!
**Sign up by 1/10/10!!
**Create something with a SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS image!
**I will have the FINAL details for you on 1/11/10!!
**Get ready to hop on the 15th!


#1 SASSY & Altered Sistah! (create something ALTERED)
#2 SASSY Layout Sistah! (create a ROCKIN layout)
#3 SASSY Gifted Sistah! (create a SWEET gift)
#4 SASSY Color Creating Sistah! (create a SASSY color combo)

**Be chosen as any of the above SISTAHS and you will receive 5 SASSY STUDIO images!

** more PRIZE!!!

You will win 10 Sassy Studio Designs images!!

WOW!! Can you believe all that? YAY!! Stay tuned!! I can't WAIT for this ROCKIN HOP!! Can you?? We are going to have BLAST!!!!
See you on Saturday!! Have an AWESOME day!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gift bag

I made this little gift bag using my cricut, and colored an image from Sassy Studio Designs. I actually used the sketch from The Pink Elephant. Sukkersot has a challenge going on now to create a gift bag.

I forgot to post this!

I made this Christmas Tree and forgot to share it with you. Instead of waiting until next year to post it, I thought I would show you now. You can't tell from the picture, but the tree is cut out of thick acrylic and sits on a candle light (so it's actually a very big lampshade if you will!) It is 3-sided and has several layers of swirls glued to the acrylic. I cut it with my cricut (Including the felt tree skirt) . Scrappy Frogs has a challenge to show your handmade Christmas decorations.

Quixotic Cards wants to know what was your favorite card this year? In return, you could win a yummy mystery package of goodies ! You have until Jan 4th to enter!

I had lots of cards that I really enjoyed making this year, but I've chosen this one as my favorite.

Wags n Whiskers

I got my first stamps from Wags n Whiskers and they are so cute. This is a new release called He Loves Me. I think she is just so cute! The challenge from WnW was to use dies (I used a spellbinders die to cut the swirls). I used the sketch from Midnight Madness. My colors were chosen from the Basic Grey challenge -pink,cream and blue. The challenge at Pixie Cottage this week is buttons. The challenge at the Crafting Pot is to create something with 5 layers (and yep, this card's got 5 layers of paper). Finally, the challenge at Crafty Creations is glitter.

Warming up with Sassy Studios

It is so cold right now! I think the temperature is supposed to be around zero, and that is way too cold for a Southern girl. I really don't drink coffee, and sometimes hot chocolate gives me a headache, so Russian tea does the trick! I decided to embellish my jar of mix using this cameo of Cocoa Carol, from Sassy Studio Designs. This is also for a challenge at Sukkersott, to make a food gift. I think this would be great to share a little warmth!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Reason for the Season

I'm sneaking one last Christmas card in here for you! The challenge at All That Scraps was to make a Nativity card, or something else that shows the true meaning of Christmas. I didn't have a nativity stamp, but I did have this sweet baby Jesus stamp, and after all, He is the reason for the season and the reason for life! I hope everyone had a very blessed and wonderful Christmas!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Thanks for the Tweets!

I really do love the challenges at Copic Creations, because I always learn so much! The challenge this week is to color pine boughs. Now, I really would not have thought that there would be that much to learn about this, until I looked at the tutorial from Marianne Walker (she is the most amazing copic chic out there!) My image is from Karen's Doodles - and was perfect for practicing my coloring. I used the sketch from Create4Fun, while "thank you" was the theme from Papertake Weekly. My copic colors also worked for the Copic Colours Challenge this week. (Blue, brown and yellow)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy New Year's

If you follow my blog, you know I love the challenge of seeing how many challenges I can combine in one card. I had so much fun with this card and may have come close to setting a record for challenges met!

I used a different sketch for the front and right and left inside. For my images, I used digis from Sassy Studio Designs. I colored with copics, and added a layer of shimmer to the girl's dress with a spica marker. The clock has a layer of liquid glass over it to make it more realistic. I used a transparency printed in gold over the gray cardstock, to add a little bit more warmth.

When you open the card, the glitz continues! "2010" was stamped with Technique Tuesday stamps and embossed in silver. Swarovski crystals were glued onto the polkadots. One of the layers of cardstock was run through the cuttlebug with the Victoria folder.

On the right side, I again used an image from Sassy Studios, but instead of coloring the foil, I used a recycled piece of foil on the bottle. I added more of the transparency to tie everything together.

Ok.... So here is my challenge list!

Spoon Full of Sugar - front sketch
Get Sketchy - Trash to Treasure (foil)
One Stop Craft- Recycled (foil)
Everybody Art Challenge- New Year's
Cute Card Thursday - New Year's
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Winter Sparkle
Peachy Keen Challenge -Sketch - inside right
Simon Says- Party
Fresh Batch - sketch - inside left
Corrosive - New Year's Resolution
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - New Year's
Truly Scrumptious - sketch - inside right
Lili of The Valley - New Year's
ABC - "k" Kissing