Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thank God It's Thursday!

It is time for another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday!

Are you ready for this one?????

This time we are asking you make a card and gift set (coordinating please!)

I made mine using Meet Me Under The Mistletoe.

I made the card for my husband and will put a gift (not tellining cause he reads this)
in the coordinating bag. 

TIP:   If you are coloring matching images, it is better to do them at the same time...
then everything matches!

I also wanted to take this time to wish all of you a wonderful holiday...
no matter what you celebrate.

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments, being great friends
and for all the support I have received.

HUGS and LOVE to all of you!


paper is from Echo Park, die cuts are the spellbinders iron works, colored with Copics, and embelly snowflakes are from recollections


Crafty Boot                                                     Christmas
Critter Sketch                                                  Let It Snow
Hooked on Craft Challenges                        Christmas
Make It Monday                                            Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday                                         Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday                                           Christmas
Paper Take Weekly                                        Christmas

Friday, December 16, 2011

It Freebie Time!

Thank God It's Freebie Friday!

It is time for another fabulous freebie from Sassy Studio Designs!

This time the challenge is to make anything but a card!

I have been on such an ornament kick I decided, why not?

May as well keep the theme going.

So here is my ornament using "Waiting For Santa" (the boy version)

I used invisible thread to hang the 2011...I may add a little charm to give some

weight to seems to want to turn a bit...I have the date on both sides but the image only on one.

Don't forget to go get your image on the SSD forum on PCP!

Hurry it will only be there all day today!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Next CDAC Challenge

It is time for the next challenge at CDAC Progressive Freebie!
This time it is "Make It Your Own".
I got to use this cute image from Crafty Ann's!

Hopefully you have received your newest images!
This challenge has been extended until the 15th of January,
due to the holidays being so crazy. It will give you more time to use all the images!
Use CDACPC9 followed by the initials of the image!
If you are wanting to get started with CDAC you can buy in for a dollar!
I wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday!
Whichever one you celebrate.
I wish you a new year filled with good health, lots of happiness and loads of love!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Guylou's Inimitability is having a sale starting Dec 26th!
Yes that's right...A SALE!

I have seen "Boxing Day" on my calendar for years but
never knew what it meant. With having so many new friends
that are from Canada I figured I better learn!
Boxing Day was traditionally known as the day to open the Christmas Box
to share it's contents with the poor. The actual box was a wooden or clay
box where people would place gifts. Over the many years
these boxes were used in many different ways:
An Alms box that was placed in church on Christmas day

A box that was put on every ship...put there by a priest and
the crewmen would put money in it to ensure a safe was sealed and
only if the ship came home safely, it was given to the priest for saying Mass over the voyage...
the box was saved for Christmas and opened for the poor

As a present to workers...many workers had to work on Christmas day and
took the 26th off for family time...upon leaving for the day
on the 25th owners would pass out boxes. Land owners
would even box up left overs and put them in the boxes for the laborers.

Today people still carry on this passing out
tips or bonuses to people like the mailman, paperboy, gardeners etc..

You learn something new everyday!
Thank you for spending time reading my blog!
Enjoy the sale at GI!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Jenna's Winter Formal

Hiya everybody!
Hope you are having a great weekend.
My in-laws have been here since Tuesday and we have been having a wonderful time.

Last night was Jenna's first high school dance.
She was a bit ervous at first...had a few butterflies going on.
But after a few minutes and the first song started she was fine!
Here are a few pictures:

I think she looks beautiful!
Dave gave her a hard time about her "boyfriend", but what are dad's for!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Some Trays I Made

These are some other projects I have been working on....

The first one is for my mother in-law. I choose the
Lord's prayer (found the image from McMahon 5) and
did a little bit of changing to it...I wanted a different font and copied
the flowers to have them on both sides of the prayer.
I tore up some papers from Prima Romantique added the flowers that
are also from the same collection.
The other tray is for my mom...I colored a scene I created from digi's
from Make It was a lot of coloring! LOL
Added some sea shells and a cherish quote.
I used modge pode for paper to seal and glue it all in and the added
"Qucik Water" from Michael's over the top.
After I poured the "water" I check on them every of
the time I went out to check on them, the paper had landed on the top of my MIL
and stuck to it. I fixed it the best I could and hoped for the best.
After 12 hours it was still tacky on the top...after 29 hours it was
stil tacky on I added some modge podge on the top
and Viola! It worked!
The tray for my mom I figured she could use in her bathroom to
hold some of her bottles and makeup stuff!
The one for my MIL I figured she could put it on her coffee table
for remotes or whatever.
Jenna has her dance tonight so I will post some pictures tomorrow!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday!

WHEW Finally have something to show for all the work
I have been doing! LOL
I got all 4 Angels from Scrapper's Delights...
check them out here.
When I saw them I fell in love and immediately thought
of my step mom. She has always loved angels!
So I decided to make her a swag for Christmas.
I have colored probably a dozen before I decided on colors and style.
Then it took me a few days and a lot of ribbon before I decided on the layout.
Here is what I came up with...there are 2 swags....

 I choose red:
and Gold:
I really hope she likes it! Now if I can only get it wrapped and to the Post Office! LOL

I used prismamarkers for coloring, the ribbon was from Target and the snowflakes from Michael's.

These are the challenges I would like to enter:

Colour Create                                                            Red White and Green
Dutch Dare Challenge                                           Winged things
Southern Girls                                                         Ribbon
Flutterby Wednesday                                           Things With Wings
Crafts and Me                                                        Snow/Snowflakes
Inky Impressions                                                   Ribbon
7 Kids College Fund                                             Christmas Decorations
Whimsical Wednesday                                        Holiday Sparkly

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Just Dropping By With A Hi

Wow time has just gotten away from me.
I am trying to finish a few gifts and can't seem to find the extra hours in the day!
This weekend is not only my daughters and step sons winter formal...
bought the dress yesterday!
But it is also our family Christmas. Dave's parents come out a few weeks
before Christmas to have a dinner with the whole family! They stay with us.
So Saturday after work we are going to a resturant and meeting
Dave's brother and his family, Dave's ex wife and her husband, a friend of the family
and his family, our three kids and of course Dave's parents.
I am hoping to finish a few thing tomorrow...I have the day off and
no dress shopping on my schedule! LOL

So hopefully I will post a project soon!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

We've Got A Winner!

Thank you to all who participated in Guylou's Inimitability Blog Hop!
Hope you all had fun!

The winner of "Dorothy Puts A Star On The Tree" is....



Please email me at so I can get your coupon sent to you!

See you all on the flip side!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Guylou's Inimitability Christmas Blog Hop!

Good Morning!
Hopefully you came here from the lovely and talented Trina's blog,
if not, make sure you go back to the begining and work your way through!
The entire list will be at the end of the post!

There is a lot going on today and you do not want to miss anything!

It is with the greatest of pleasure that I introduce our newest DT member:


We are all excited to have Chana join us and cannot wait
to see what creations she has in store for us!

We have a lot of fun surprizes going on:

First, one random person from each blog will receive the image they are showcasing.
I chose Dorothy Puts Star On The Tree!

I cut the image out and added some sparkle! Can't see that in the picture though!

Second just for participating Guylou is giving away the Wreath image (which is actually 2 images)
Isn't she just the bomb! One blog hop, so many freebies!
Those you will find on the challenge site!

And third we are having a secret phrase game!
Hopefully you have been writing them down from the begining.
You need to have the correct phrase and have commented on each blog
in order to go into the drawing, 2 people will be randomly selected to win!
And get this, the grand prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to GI
and the second prize is a $15.00 gift certificate to GI!
You want to email the answer to Guylou at
Here is my secret word:  WE
Are you getting close to figuring it out yet??

Make sure you leave some love for all of the DT members and please make Chana welcome!
We will be back with another challenge after the first of the year!

Here is your hopping order:

Kim  that's me!

The hop will end at 9 pm est tonight!
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Just a reminder!

Now don't forget we are having
a Christmas blog hop on Saturday!
There are some surprises, prizes and fun to be had!

Monday, November 28, 2011


OK I have been trying to finish up on some ornaments
that I am making for gifts for some family and friends...
But I do not want them to be all the same, so I came up snowglobes!
I have used Sophie, Victorian Blue, Green and Red from Scrapper's Delights in these!

The tree backgrounds are a few different ones put together..
the other winter backgrounds are ffrom Make It Crafty!

I colored the bases and backgrounds with Copics and added
gliiter, snow or cut tinsel from Recollections.
I hope you like them!

Still a few days to enter SD challenge!
And don't forget the DT call is still going on!

I want to enter them in these challenges:

Craft Your Passion                                             Christmas or Winter Related
Hooked On Crafts Challenges                            Winter Wonderland
Make It Monday                                                Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink                                           Christmas
The Ribbon Reel                                                Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint                                  Anything but a card

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Do You Dare???

Do you dare to be sassy on Thursday?
Well I hope you do!


Hope you are enjoying yourself and not eating tooooo much!

This week the challenge is to create something using Thanksgiving colors:

brown for turkey, red for cranberries, orange for pumpkin pie and white for mashed potatoes
Here is the card I made using Falling Leaves!

And here is the inside:

Hope you like it!

Hope you will join the fun and give it a go. You don't need to use a SSD image to play along, but we love it when you do. Enter by next Wednesday night for your chance to win 2 SSD images.

Now a bit of fun news. Going forward we will be selecting the Guest Design Team members from the DTBST challenges. We are now looking for a December guest designer. In order to be considered for the position you MUST use a Sassy Studio Designs image on your challenge card and put GDT after your name. After the third challenge of the month the DT will select one of the applicants to work with us during December.

Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

I want to enter this in the following challenges:

Gingersnap Creations                                     Yellow, Red, Brown
Create Me Pink                                                  Digi Stamp    
Creative Craft Challenges                               Free For All


Monday, November 21, 2011

Victorian Beauties

I am trying to diversify my creative field...branching out you may say...
and make some ornaments!
When I saw these little beauties from Scrapper's Delights I knew I had to have them...
and have them I Blue, Red and Greeen!!!!
What I am showing you today is the blue ladies.

These kits come as regular sized and as tagger...
I used the tagger, shrunk them down a bit,
added my drop shadow and put them right on a bulb I had in my digi stash.
I added some clear star for the twinkles and on the bulb tops,
cut them out and backed them on dark blue card stock,
then added the stretchy silver ribbon for the hanger.

Here is a close up of the images:

Now for some other news..................
Scrapper's Delights is having a DT call for the creative team!!

Check back in a day or two for some other projects I am working on!
Thank you for visiting!

Here are some challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday                                                      Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink                                                 Christmas
The Outlawz                                                            Anything Christmas
Squiggles and Giggles                                              Anything But A Card

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Another Fabulous Freebie Friday!

This week we have another fabulous image BUT
she is only available for 24 hours, so you better hurry!

This weeks challenge theme is Give Thanks!
What are you thankful for?
Well, for all that I wonderful husband,
fantastic kids (for the most part), and any day I wake up with out a headache! LOL
Here is the card I made:

I kept it pretty simple...wanting the image to stand out...
the paper came from one of my Taylored Expressions kits...last October I believe!
the ribbon was from a roll I bought about 5 years ago
and the inside sentiment and leaf is from TLC...I just added them together.
I colored the image with copics.

Can't wait to see what wonderful creations you come up with!

Christmas Challenge with a Wreath Twist!

This year has gone by so fast and what a year it has been!
This will be the last Guylou's Inimitability challenge for 2011!
 But we will be back and raring to go in 2012.
On December 3rd we will be having a blog hop!

It's my turn to host the challenge
I figured that since the lovely Sara picked Thanksgiving and a turkey twist....
I would choose Christmas with a wreath twist!
If any of you are anything like me, you are way behind on
your Christmas card list....(when you see my project you are going to laugh at that)
So this challenge will most definitely help you out!
Now I started out knowing what images I was going to use,
got my paper and stuff together and made my base card...
when it got time to add my images...I did not like it....soooo

I turned it into an ornament!

My step-son just got a puppy and I think I may give this to him!
I used "Sundae and Her Bone" along with one of GI's wreaths.
You can't tell in the picture but I popped parts of the wreath up to give some dimension.
I will tell you it was a lot of coloring to make two wreaths.

You have until 10:00pm on December 1st to link your project to the InLinkz on the challenge blog. Please make sure your project matches the requirements before you link it. One entry per participant.

Guylou is offering a $10.00 gift certificate from her online store and will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our challenges in 2012. You can enter only one project, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries. If you don't have one of her digistamps and your budget is tight; please check her online store where several freebies are available.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Roxann
Roxann was the winner of our recent "Breast Cancer Awareness" Challenge and was invited to join us this week. She used "Roger and Leah - Christmas 1" to make her festive and beautiful card. We are very happy to have Roxann playing along with us! Thanks Roxann!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

2 posts!

I have 2 new posts
One for Guylou's Inimitability Challenge
One for the Fabulous Freebie Friday!
Make sure you check out both posts!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"What's Cooking!"

It's time for the next challenge at CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge!
This time the theme is "What's Cooking"
I got to use the cute "Bailey With Honey" image from Sew Many Cards!

Because I am in a harvesty mood I went with more fall colors...
even though this is actually a b-day card!

I colored the image with copics, added some flowers from Oriental Trading Co,
paper from my October Taylored Expression kit,
brads from my stash, and cut up leaves from my Martha Stewart punch!
Here is a close up and a picture of the inside. The sentiment is also part of the freebies this challenge!

I hope you have fun and cannot wait to see what creations you come up with!
See you on the flip side!


Monday, November 14, 2011


WHEW! The last few weeks have been tough,
but we are finally starting a new week!

I have been working on a few Christmas projects using
I decided to take two of the poses and sit themon ornaments...
Here is what they came out like:

They are both completely digital (except for the snowflakes on the card and the stars on the pixies).
I used copics to color in the skin and stickles for the stars but used PSP for the rest.
Scrapper's Delights is having a new Christmas Challenge!

Also check out the store because Janice always
has freebies and massively fantastic sales!
I must apologize for being so far behind this month!
Between being down with a migraine and my Zilla having issues
life has gone completely bonkers and
I feel I was very lax in my DT duties!
So my sincere apologies to you Janice! I promise to do better!

I want to enter these into the following challenges:

Heart Song Inspirations                                Gold or Glitter
Lexi's Creations                                           No Straight Edges
Make It Monday                                         Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes                                            Digital images

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Holidays Honeys Hop!

Well it is that time of month....
that sooo did not sound right!
It is time for the latest release for Sassy Studio Designs!
And the DT blog hop!
Hopefully you arrived here from Karen's blog...if not you need to start at the begining.
(I added the blog order down below)

This month Lindsay has graciously provided us with several Holiday Honey Images!
If you have been following along, you know that I did Holiday Honey Cinderella for my sneak peek
and my other wonderful DT members have given us peeks of the other Honeys
that are now available in the SSD Store!

Now you know that it would not be an SSD Blog Hop without prizes!
Soooo there are a few things that you need to do:
Comment on each blog for the chance at one of the new Holiday Honeys...
there will be 2 winner randomly chosen from the blog comments
And answer some Christmas trivia questions for a chance at winning 3 images!
Each blog stop has a question...write them down and then post the answers on the SSD blog!
How easy is that???? Mine is listed below!

I used Holiday Belle Honey for my project:

As you can see I made a wine tag...
I think it is nice to have a little, champagne, apple give as a gift!
And what better way to present a bottle than it having a one of a kind tag!
On the back I can add a label with name and/or a nice sentiment.

The picture did not come out as nice as I wanted it to!
There is a ot of sparkle, not only on her dress but her hair.

Don't forget to keep track of your answers to each question
so you can get in on the chance for a prize!
My question:

What is the significance of the 5 golden rings?

Your next stop is Rachelle's blog!

Here is the blog order!

         Kim  (me)
                        Elenor (our guest DT)

Hope you have fun and good luck!

Don't forget to meet us on the party blog tonight!
At 10 pm est..see you there!

I used paper from MME Lost and Found,
the roses are ribbon; rolled and attached to a gruber glue circle,
metallic water colors and clear/star gel pen,
and pearls from a kit I purchased a long time ago!

I want to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz                                                  Use a digital image
Insipre Me Fridays                                       Anything Goes
Polka Doodles                                             Swirls and Pearls
Crafty Ribbons                                            Anything but a card

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Check It Out!

The next image of the latest Sassy Studio Designs Release is:

Holiday Honey


I am just loving these new images...aren't you?
Of course I am a huge Disney freak. I even have one of the GIANT Mickey Mouse dolls!
Jenna grew up watching Disney movies...half of which I owned before she was born!

I colored her with metallic water colors and added diamond stickles for the fluff around the edges!
I tried to get her a bit more teal looking but it still ended up blue!
I guess I am just a bit traditional when it comes to Cinderella! LOL

Challenges I am going to enter:

Bows and Berries                                           CAS
Heart Song Inspirations                                  Anything Goes
Make It Monday                                           Anything Goes
Stamp & Fun = Creativity                              Winter
Creative Inspirations Paint                              Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Blog                                     Must use Ribbon

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Very Fairy Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Starla's Fairy Blog Hop!
You should have ended up here from Tracy's blog...
If you didn't or missed someone's blog make sure you start at
the beginning and work your way through. (the order is at the bottom!)
You do not want to miss this hop!
Starla has some prizes she is going to be giving away and a challenge to participate in!

Here is the card that I made:

I want to wish Starla all th happiness in the world! Luck in all of her endevours! And love throughout her life!

Here is the blog hop order!
Kim  me

Hope you enjoy the hop!

I used "Silver Fairy" from Sylvia Zet...I bought the digital stamp from WeeStamps.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gobble Gobble!

Ok not a great name for a blog title! LOL
It is time for another challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!
This week our lovely and talented Sara has chosen the theme....
A Thankfsgiving or thank you project with a turkey twist! (must have a turkey somewhere!)
I chose to use Mark and Louise Thanksgiving and tried an easel card for the first time!

I used paper and embellies from my latest Taylored Expression monthly kit!
I think it turned out pretty good for my first try at an easel.
Hope you like it!
I want to enter it in the following challenges:

Make It Monday                                       Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspiration                               Embossing and/or 3 or more layers
Try It On Tuesday                                     Unusual shaped cards
Tuesday Throwdown                                 Thanks

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Some blog candy!

Rinne has been doing some cleaning....and that means...
 one lucky person will end up with a load of stuff that she is giving away!
 Check out this picture:

Rinne has a list on her blog to get more detailed information!
The drawing is to held through the 20th of December or 175 followers!
Good Luck!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

We Are Having A Blog Hop

On November 6th I will be lucky enough to join a very special blog hop!
Miss Starla Black is celebrating with a fairy hop!
What is she celebrating you ask???

Her 29th B-day (10 -23)
1 year blogiversary!

There will be prizes that she is giving away and challenge!
So make sure you check back on the 6th!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fabulous Freebie Friday!

Not only because of the end of a week but it is time for the next FREEBIE!
Make sure you get over to SSD on PCP for the FFF.
Am I texting??? LOL

 This little witch is

Little Honey Witch Betty

And the theme this week is create a scene!

I built up my little witch as well as the fence to try to get as much depth as I could.
The paper is from one of the Halloween paper packs I bought.
The sign I made using a bit of wire and the pumpkins are stickers!
Hope you like it!
Cannot wait to see what you create!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday! #96

Well another post that did not go like it should! sorry!

Hey everybody!
Today is the start of another DTBST!
This week the theme is your favorite movie..

I am sure that even with out the sentiment you can figure it out....
Grease was the first drive in movie I went to way back in 1978.
Then anytime it was going to be on HBO I would try to stay home from school.
AND I wanted to be a pink lady so bad! lol Come on admit did too!

The image is Sock Hop Sweetie 2
I used prisma markers to color her and paper from my stash!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Some Halloween Tags

Hiya! Happy Hump Day!
Hope you all are having a glorious day so far!
We are going to get up to 90 again today but cooling down as the weekend draws closer...
yea will drop down to 85! LOL

I have a thing going on at the kids school for Halloween and we need to have food labeled
with what it is and what is in I made some tags that will go in front of each dish.

I used several of the images that Scrapper's Delights released for Halloween...
Sabrina the witch, Evelin, Esmelda and the Grimreeper!
I used the colored ones because of how small I printed them, but
I added some clear spica to get them to sparkle!
I hope you like them!

I want to enter them in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine                         Anything but a card
Shopping Our Stash             Halloween colors
Crafty Boots                        Autumn or Halloween
Paper Creations Ink             Halloween

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sassy's Is Sponsoring

I had this ready to post yesterday and I am not sure what happened! But here it is!

Hello! It's just another Manic Monday!
I watched a show called "Up All Night" and they had a cover band for the Bangels...
I loved them growing up oh so many years ago!

Anyway onto the reason for this post!
Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring The Crazy Challenge this week.
The theme is SCARY LADIES!
So this is what I came up with....

I choose to use the Red Queen...
she just seems to be a very scary lady...don't you agree?
Hope you like it!
I used the card frame from Scrapper's Delights, colored the image with both copics and prisma  markers, added some crystal wire pieces and the paper was just from my stash!
The black outline on the coat is black enamel from Ranger but I didn't like it so I added some black tinsel glitter form recollections. I wanted it a bit more shiny but it does not shoe that well in the photo!
I want to enter this card in the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays           Anything goes
Make It Monday                 Anything goes