Sunday, January 23, 2011


Good afternoon! Even though it was a slow crafting week for me, I managed to get a few cards done. You might notice that I was really enjoying both the 'seeing spots' embossing folder and twine this week. Why change a good thing, right?

This is a standard A2 size card created using the 'Birthday Bash' cartridge. I absolutely love this cart and can definitely see myself using it for so much more than birthdays. The grass and cloud are from 'Create A Critter' and the sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Designer's Choice set. The glitter is Martha Stewart.

This is a fun get well soon card. I used '3 Birds On Parade' for the cuts on this cartridge. I was hoping to get a better picture of the rain drops so you could see the glossy accents that I added to them, but I just couldn't capture it. I really like the added dimension and 'wet' look it created. The card base, standard A2, and layer are both from the 'Christmas Cards' cartridge. Of course I used a Peachy Keen stamp for the sweet little birds face. The sentiment is computer generated. I also did some inking around the edges and added some doodling for the finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you back here soon and as always I enjoy your comments and/or questions.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Back to School Layout

Hello my friends, I hope you're having a great week. Today I have a quick and simple back to school layout to share with you. What, I'm the only one behind on my scrapbooking?!? LOL. I thought I would take a brief break from holiday layouts and work on this layout before I start Valentine's Day projects. No, it's not your eyes, the picture is totally crooked! Sorry about that.

Like I said, this was a very simple and quick layout to put together. I cropped some photos, picked my images, paper, and went to work. I need to allow myself to do more of these kinds of layouts and not stress out so much about every detail. I'm not a professional, and the most important part of scrapbooking is to save and document memories!

  • Pattern Paper- Fancy Pants 'Little Boy' Collection
  • Cardstock- Bazzil (white) and Papertrey Ink
  • Center "Shape"- Nifty Fifties cut a 11.31-inches
  • Worm- Create a Critter cut at 3.5-inches with layer. I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to hide his face
  • Title- back and school: Birthday Bash cut at 2-inches with shadow 2: Nifty Fifties cut at 3-inches.
  • Stickers and Border- Fancy Pants Paper Collection
  • Button- Stampin' Up
  • Peachy Keen-Everyday Character Faces
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll be able to get a little inspiration or perhaps a little push to pull out some of those older pictures to scrap. Thank you for stopping by, your comments and feedback mean a great deal to me. See you back here soon.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

All I Want For Christmas Layout

Happy New Year, this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy! I'm so excited to be back at She's A Sassy Lady to share my layout with you. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, I know I did! This layout was inspired by my 5 y.o. nephew Micah, every time he opened a gift he exclaimed, "this is what I always wanted!" He's just too sweet...and cute!

Here's a picture of the layout I designed in my Gypsy. Since I've started posting my projects on a blog I realized how much, and how often, I change my mind. But that's my prerogative, right?! I have to apologize in advance for the lack of picture tutorials, apparently my brain stopped working, but I do have all the cut sizes and other info at the bottom of this post.

I hadn't gotten a chance to use my Jolly Holidays cartridge yet, so I pulled it out. I thought the elf pulling his wagon would be perfect for this layout. And then I remembered the tree from Winter Frolic and decided to stretch it out to place on the opposite page.

Here is a picture of the left page.

And the right page.

Here is a close-up of the title and the tree. You also get a close-up of my nephew eating a crepe, he loves nutella and whip cream!

In this picture you can see the additional stitching and the tag I added to journal.

  • Elf -'Jolly Holidays' cut with all his layers at 6-inches
To give the elf a little extra dimension I added Martha Stewart flock in 'swan' to his hat. I applied Scotch liquid glue along the border of the elf's hat and the ball and then generously applied the flocking. I repeated this step 3 times until I got the desired height.
  • Gift Boxes-'Christmas Cheer' cut with all layers at 1, 1.5 and 2-inches
I wanted to add a little extra "bling" to the gift boxes so I ran them upside down through my Xyron and added some Martha Stewart glitter. I also attached a couple of Jolee rhinestones.
  • Title-'Winter Frolic' cut with layers and shadow at 2.5-inches
  • Tree-'Winter Frolic' cut with layers at 7.85-inches, sized on my Gypsy
Instead of using the circular shapes the cricut cut for ornaments I decided it would be fun to use buttons instead. I love buttons! I ran the star through my Xyron to add glitter (also Martha Stewart).
  • Border-'Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art' cut at 1.5-inches. To create this border I welded pieces together using my Gypsy until the length was 11.28-inches. I ended up cutting them as needed, but certainly you could stretch the border across the width of the page (using your Gypsy of course)
  • Tag-Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cut at 4.25 and 4.5-inches
Buttons, ribbon and solid cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper-Fancy Pants (stripes) and My Mind's Eye
Peachy Keen Stamps-Snow Cuties Face Assortment, 1 3/8-inch stamp

Thank you all for stopping by and looking at my layout. I always enjoy reading your comments and want to thank you in advance for the kind words. I'll see you back here soon or over on my blog Sassy and Scrappy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dance Like No One Is Watching

Hello my bloggy friends. I have a card to share with you today that I created for the Pink Stamper Design Team call. I have to admit, it didn't turn out as perfectly as I envisioned, but I think I will enter it anyway. I guess it was just one of those days...the paper didn't cut as well as it normally does, the stamp didn't come out just know those days. Perhaps Robyn can overlook my imperfections, lol! Onto the card.

We were instructed to create a new project and incorporate the colors pink, brown, green, and one additional color of our choice.

  • Cardstock-Pink (Stampin'Up), Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
  • Pattern Paper-Fancy Pants 'Wishful Thinking Collection'
  • Base Card shape cut from 'Birthday Bash' Cricut cartridge, sized at 11 x 4.25-inches (using my gypsy)
  • "Kim"-'Rock Princess' Cricut cartridge cut at 4.5-inches
  • Layer 1 (pattern paper)- 5 x 4-inches
  • Layer 2 (aqua mist)- 4.5 x 2.5-inches
  • Pink By Design Stamp Set-Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  • Peachy Keen Stamps-Princess Face Assortment
  • Prima Pearls
  • Jolee Rhinestones
  • Velvet Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
  • And last, but not least, I added some stitching
Okay off to link my post. Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow.