Friday, June 29, 2012

Shortest Post EVER...

This entry is going to be SUPER-DOOPER short... (It's Date Night)

I can't believe it's the 3rd round of the Sassy in the City relay!!  Today's creation was made with Miranda.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happiness is...

Another {HOTT} day in Texas and another {HOTT} image from Sassy Studio Designs!  Today's creation is using Samantha Sassy.

If you don't know they are have a Sassy in the City Relay.  Get it?? "Sassy" in the City.  :~)  There are 4 phases/rounds to this relay and I can't believe I made it the 2nd.  Ummm... I know this isn't the BEST picture (see post below regarding me and pictures) <~~ LOL  All of the details for the relay can be found here.  If you didn't start with Charlotte... Sorry for ya! Guess you'll have to cheer me on!

Anyway, everything used for this card came from my stash!!! Why do I have 4 bottles of THE exact same Stickles???  It all looks the same to me, so WHO KNOWS???? (must have been on sale)

Happy Wednesday! YES!!!!! DALLAS comes on tonight!!!

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Sassy In the City Relay

Monday, June 25, 2012

Getting Sassy...

Just a quickie today...

It's about 12 degrees hotter than you know where here today, so here's my little hot creation to go along with temperature!

"Plant a seed of friendship... reap a bouquet of happiness."
-- Lois L. Kaufman

It was created using the image Charlotte Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs.  They are celebrating reaching 700 followers and have TONS of fun things planned and going on.

I colored her with Copics and paper pieced her dress.  YEP, saved coloring time!!!  :~)


Friday, June 22, 2012

Launch Day

THE day has finally come!  
It's Launch Day over at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.

I encourage you all to play along and join in the fun! This week's challenge is sponsored by Scrapbook Stamp Society the winner will receive a $12.00 gift certificate for digis at their store.  The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog (BSCB) Design Team (my teamies and me) had so much fun working on our projects.  

We had four (4) cute digis to work with and here's what I came up with using 2 of them...

Molly Fishing Fun Lil Ragamuffin
Card Details: 
Kraft Paper Base
Distressed Edged Red Cardstock
Red White Checkered Paper 
Sheer Red Ribbon
Colored with Copics

Here is my second card. I just LOVE this one! The sentiment is a "Chauntelle Original". I have been on a roll here lately with them.  LOL... 

Sherri Baldy Beach Day
Card Details: 
Cream Card Base (multi-pack)
Blue Dot Paper came from JoAnn's
Floral is the back side of Blue Dot Paper
Sheer Ribbon
Stickles & Silver Smootch
Colored with Copics

Happy Crafting!
OH YEAH.... don't forget to become a follower of the BSCB for your chance to win cool prizes.  Tell anybody and everybody! :~)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

Just a quick post to let you know...
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog launches it's first challenge on 
Friday (6/22)
(Hint, Hint... Think SUMMERTIME!!) 

Here's a chance for you to snag a cool prize....
~~>> Craft Supply Grab Bag <<~~

Follow these two (2) simple steps.  
1) Go to the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog and become a follower.
2) Come back HERE and leave a comment letting me know you're a follower.

(Winner will be chosen by Random Generator)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Center Stage...

Hey Y'all... (NO... not everyone in Texas says that!) <~~ LOL
It does sound cute and goes along perfectly with the card I finished earlier.  Every time I read that sentiment, I crack up!!  (Disclaimer: This card is NOT for a male relative!!)

Inside Reads:  You know... Any man can be a Father,
 but it takes an "Extra Special" man to be a Daddy.
Happy Father's Day!
I'm so proud of myself. Every element of this card came from {my stash}.  I'm trying to use stuff I've had for awhile.  Like the card base is from a card pack, the navy card stock (bottom layer) is something I got from Michael's. Believe it or not, it's embossed with ivy leaves or something.  The ribbon and bling is "new" compared to the other stuff.

Okay something I've decided to work on is "staging" my cards and creations.  Most of my pics are the same, white background or whatever I can find that hides the mess on my craft table.  Either the cards is standing/leaning as above or flat like this.
Image by Kenny K.

As you all have noticed I am NOT a photographer!  There are times when I take about 20 pictures of the same card and NONE of them look worth a poop.  I'm really good at detail shots.  (I mean, how hard is it to take a close-up then crop that???)  It's easy-peasy... See... Look at that star!!
Copics Used:
Skin/Hair - E25, E13, E11, E21 & E79, E18, E18, E17
Boots/Hat/Outfit - C9, C7, C5, C3, B99, B97, B95, B91 & N0 (gloves)
Misc Colors: C1, E99, R37, YR23
Maybe I should take a few minutes and read the owner's manual for my camera and learn about all those buttons & features.  {Nah.... I'll pass}  Creative Staging... my mission for the next a future blog post.  Speaking of blog posts... Check out this NEW awesome blog called Brown Sugar Challenge.  They are having a DESIGN TEAM CALL.  You know you want to apply!

Challenges Entered:
Digi Designs - Male Inspired
Fab 'n' Funky - Father's Day
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - For the Boys
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Happy Father's Day (or for a Male)
Papertake Weekly - 3-2-1 (I used 3 bling elements, 2 different colors of paper & 1 piece of ribbon)
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - All that Jazz

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Colors, Colors, Colors....

Hey My Crafty Friends!

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend and you're enjoying the beginning of another month in 2012.  Can you believe it's already JUNE???  Christmas will be here before we know it!  This past weekend was the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, Texas.  OMG... that was my first time attending and I had a B-L-A-S-T!!!!  Met up with some scrapbook friends from online, cropped and shopped.  Okay really, I didn't crop much and didn't shop much either but hanging out was beyond fun!  Here's one of my latest greatest card creations using one of Robert Jackson's fabulous images.

My inspiration for this card came from Color Team "A", over at Jackson’s Digital Expressions.  I’m the Hostess with The Mostest!!  (don't think that's really a word but it sounds cute!)  Check out the handpicked color combo for this week's Challenge.  

Hope you to play along with us!  Get creative & join the fun!
As always, we’re making it easy on you for this challenge because it’s “Anything Goes”!  Yep…  Anything Goes! (Don’t you just love those 2 words?!?! 

The Super Fabulous DT came up with some creative inspiration.  You can see them here.

Happy Creating!