Friday, April 20, 2012

Sassy Studio Design New Release Blog Hop!

Hi all of you wonderful hoppers!
Do you have your comfy clothes on? Your cuppa whatever you drink?
This is a long post in a long hop!
Hopefully you came to my blog from the lovely and talented Kathy's blog.
If you stumbled across this post you may want to go to the
SSD Blog and start there...
We have a few new images to add to Lindsay's wonderful images!
Here is my card using the beautiful

I popped her dress up to give it a bit more dimension.
I think she is such a lovely image!

OK on to the hop info!
We have been asked to list our favorite tool and least favorite and why.

So I will tell you my favorite...
It is called "Perfect Layers"
This was one of my very first tools I ever bought.
It came with a cutting mat, exacto knife and 3 rulers.
At that time I was more into scrapping and
putting frames around the pictures for my layouts.
There are good and bad reviews of this product but I have to say overall my review is great.
There are a few tricks to using them but it helps to make your
borders straight and neat!

I have never been able to find the set that I purchased that
came with every thing but you can find several different sets here.
Basically each ruler has four sizes 1/8, 1/16, etc... and you put your picture or whatever on the paper you want the mat to be and line up...forget it I am not going to try to explain it! LOL Too long and boring...there is a video on that site as well!

So this would have to be my favorite tool!

My least favorite is soooo hard to say. There are a few things that I wish I had waited to get or things I should not have bought because I already owned something that does the same thing.
My newest tool that I am disappointed in would have to be the i-magicut ribbon cutter.....

I think it does ok on regular ribbon, but try one with the painted on dots and it doesn't cut it very well and can even melt it a bit. Si I am going to go back to my old stand by called fray check...that stops the ends from fraying!
DEETS:    First prize will be 3 of the new images...BUT you must leave a comment on the SSD Blog stating YOUR favorite/least favorite tool...there will be 2 winners that will get 1 of the new images....BUT you must leave love on each of the DT's never know which comment from whose blog will be chosen!

From here you hop on over to Lori's blog to see what fabulous creation she has made!

Here is the hop order just in case!

SSD,  AbbieAngela, AshleyBelle ChristineChristy,  Debbie,  Jackie  Jamie,  Jen,  Jovan,  Julie
 Karen,  Kate, Kathy Kim (me) Lori,  Mary,  Rachelle,  Rebecca,  Regan,  Ruza, Sara Shari,  Soma,  Starla 

I may just have a little surprise for some random commenter too!
And don't forget to join us on the PARTY BLOG tonight 10 pm eastern time!
Have fun!


Tammy Ortiz said...

My favorite tool is my copics for sure and my least favorite is my light box what a waste

Chana said...

Hey, Kim, Your card is fantastic! I hope I have time to do the hop! I started to buy the perfect layers, but I am pretty good at thin layers so I decided to wait. The have other neat stuff too, though. My favorite tool is my Sizzix Big Shot/Pro. I use the Big Shot more than the Pro, but I love them both. They give the best impression when embossing and are wonderful for dies...all dies!

Big Hugz,

-x-Nat-x- said...

Wow this card is absolutely stunning!! Love the papers you've used in the background and the layout!! Colours are gorgeous too! Just love it!
Nat -x-

DQ said...

What an absolute stunning card, love the colors, lace and embellishments.

Bo said...

Wonderful card! And the flower is just stunning! xx

Gloria said...

Just stunning. I love all the layers you have used. thanks for sharing with us.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great card and thanks for the info on your favorite and least favorite tools.

SSD DT Member

happyscrapper said...

Karen fabulous card. The colors are so bright and perfect for this card.
Christine Dt Sister

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful card. Love the dimension and the background is perfect for her. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cindy F

Bonnie said...

Terrific card, love all the red you used. Also liked your review of perfect layers, i have seen them but didn't know what to think about them.

Rosie Gustafson said...

I just love these girls in their beautiful dresses. Very pretty card and the flower is a very nice touch to it. Thank you for sharing.

Abbie721 said...

Fabulous card, love the colors and the papers, love the lace effect and the flower xx

Debbie said...

Hey, I've had that tool for years and never learned how to use it! I will now. I ordered it off of QVC way back! Lovely flower on your card and your coloring is beautiful.


Kate said...

Beautiful Card. Love the way you colored her. The flower is so pretty.


Heather D. said...

Pretty! I love your color choices :-) TFS!

Kathy said...

Kim, this is beautiful. Red and white look wonderful for her dress, and I love the dimension from popping it up. Gorgeous flower and lace, too. Just stunning! Thanks for the info, I was thinking about one of those ribbon cutters!

Jovan said...

Beautiful card!

Mary J said...

So very very beautiful!

Angela said...

Very elegant Kim.... great choice of colours!!!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kim. I love the dress. I want one just like it. I have been looking at those rulers but wasn't sure. I may take the plunge and get them now. Thanks.

Sassy Sister

Soma said...

Lovely flower on your card and your coloring is beautiful........Very elegant ...........Thanx for sharing info on your favorite and least favorite tools with us!!!!!!

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Kim, beautiful card! I love the flower you used and how you colored her.


Karen C said...

STUNNING! Love that flower with the gem flourish! she is lovely! Well done my SSD Sister!
Karen C

Robin said...

I absolutely love this image and you did a fabulous job with her. I love the pop up of the dress and all the colors you chose. Hugs, Robin

Laura B said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose for her.:)

Christy said...

Kim: Amazing card!!! I am in awe just looking at it!!

Sara said...

She's beautiful Kim, I love your coloring!

Vicki said...

I love your card and flower/flourish is gorgeous!

Starla B. said...

Miss Kim...this is GORGEOUS! Your coloring is just amazing as always! I love your design and that gorgeous flower with the bling. I've never heard of fray check...I always just use clear nail polish. =D

xx Star (SSD DT)

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card Kim! Love your coloring, and the flower with the bling behind it is lovely!
LOL! I almost put the I-magicut Ribbon Cutter as my least favorite! It's a great concept but not very reliable!
Sassy DT

~ Barb said...

Your flower is the perfect accent and I love your deep burgandy colors!

Scrappin Sista said...

Wonderful card, great coloring!!

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

Hi, I am new here I love these images and your card is just beautiful. Hugs and God bless!

Steph said...

Beautiful card, love the colors you've used. Never even heard of that ribbon cutting tool, thanks for the heads up on that.

Linsey said...

What a beautiful card! The red/white color combo is very elegant and that flower is a perfect touch! love this so much! TFS xoxo

Gina L said...

You do so much better than me, girl. I let ribbon ends fray! Anyway, this is a pretty, elegant card.

Ellis said...

Beautiful cards you made with the new Sassy Studio images! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Jackie said...

What a fun card! I love the floral embellishment and added ribbon! This is so cute!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you colored this sassy lady!

Shelby said...

OMG I so love love love my perfect layers as well! I don't know what I'd do without them. Thanks for the info on the ribbon cutter. Your card is as always just fantastic and love your coloring especially with the reds.