Friday, May 29, 2009

A little sneak peak...

Check out SheetLoad of Cards for a little sneak peak of the June issue. It's sure to be another eye catcher.

Super quick post today. We are so busy her landscaping our place. It's going well, it's just time consuming. I'll take some pictures when it's all done. I have a pear and cherry tree coming soon. Check back on Monday for a little giveaway too. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy some sun.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Some more Lime Ricky & SheetLoad reminder

Good morning. Today I have some more Savvy'n'Sassy projects to show you. Today it's Lime Ricky ribbons. These are so bright and fun. Here is a picture. Oh and do you see that amazing pom pom ribbon in there? Oh it's yummy.

First up I did a layout about turning 35. I used Pink Paislee paper and embellishments and Jenny Bowlin pearls.

Next this is my little leprechaun. Isn't he cute! I used the Basic Grey Lime Ricky paper and American Craft Thickers. I ran my sewing machine over the circles and popped up the sides

This is a cute little project that I learned from Becky Fleck in a class. I love this little card. It's bright and fun.

Finally, more fall photos. I used some My Mind's Eye paper and die cuts, Sizzix die cuts and Chatterbox brads

Also don't forget all the great chances to win over atSheetLoad of Cards. I'd love to see your take on this month's sketch and a shout out to SheetLoad!

I hope you have a great day, enjoy the spring weather wherever you are.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Do you like ribbon?

If so then this call is for you:

Savvy N Sassy will be looking for FIVE energetic and creative designers who love ribbon to join our design team!
If you are interested in receiving a new and exciting ribbon card in the mail each month filled with beautiful designs and colors then this call is for you!

As a design team member, we are seeking individuals who are interested in bonding with the team as a whole, have time to post and upload layouts to share and inspire with everyone on a regular basis. All applicants must be active in the forum/gallery in that they are familiar with our members and the overall environment of SnS.


-Each month you will receive our Ribbon Kit of the Month in the mail. In turn, DT members are expected to post 3 projects with their kits. One project is 1 layout OR 4 cards OR 1 altered item. DT members are encouraged to do more than one type. For example: 2 layouts and 4 cards. These items created are not sole property of Savvy n Sassy. You will be able to post them in other online galleries, blogs, submissions etc. The only stipulation we ask is that you just add in the "ribbon provided by Savvy n Sassy" phrase when sharing your layouts. These projects are due no later than the 25th of each month and must be loaded onto the Savvy'n'Sassy blog by that date as well.

--A minimum of 25 posts a week on the message board. We encourage you to post more than that.

--Start new topics on the message board (5 - 6 are required/week)

--Post comments in the gallery, look at the projects and praise them.

--Post monthly challenges

--As DT members, we encourage you to do a minimum of at least one of the challenges posted each month other than your own.

--DT members will also be responsible for 1 or 2 "How to" entries on the Savvy n Sassy Blog, and participation in our online crop (we have one crop per 6 month term).

--Help with online crops (challenges, games, etc.)

--Post your Savvy'n'Sassy projects, contests and news on your personal blog.


--A ribbon kit every month to design with.

--Design Team members will receive a discount on stock in store and free shipping on purchases with each months kit. (as long as they are lettermail, larger items will be charged extra)

Submission requirements

If you are interested and believe you would be a fit for our team then please submit the following:
-- User name in SNS forums
-- three projects or layouts showcasing your use of ribbon (created in the last 3 months)
-- small bio about yourself including email and snail mail address
-- list of any other design teams you are on
-- please acknowledge how much time you are comfortable with to devote to Savvy n Sassy each month
-- Link to your Blog
-- Link to your online Gallery
--Why would you like to be a Desiger for Savvy n Sassy?


Term begins July 1st, 2009 and runs until December 31st 2009
Submit your application by June 20th to:


USA & International applicants are welcome, however, please note that due to mail delivery times you may have to work under tight time constraints. You are still responsible for having your projects completed by the 25th of each month.


New team will be announced on June 29th
Good Luck!!!

Give it a try. It's a fun place to be and the ribbon is so yummy. Quick post today. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. I'll be back next week.

Friday, May 22, 2009

May SheetLoad project #3

Another Friday, another SheetLoad project. Today I have my "Beyond the card" project. I made this little acrylic mini book using the sketch. I used Basic Grey, Kaiser rhinestones, There She Goes stamps, Prima flowers, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon and Staz On ink (to edge the acrylic). It's a little friendship book.

Another quick Friday post. I'll be back next week with some more creations. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ann's picks

This month at Savvy'n'Sassy I got to put together a ribbon kit. This was very exciting for me. So I went with my 2 favorite colors, green and brown and here is what I came up with:

I love it, some of my favorite ribbons are in this kit. And here is what I created.

First up I made this recipe tin that I've been trying to do for years. I used Basic Grey Porcelain paper, Bazzill flowers, Prima flowers, Kaiser pearls and my Quickutz.

Next I used the new Chatterbox paper, brad maker, & charms for this paper about my favorite guys.

This one is my favorite, I love fall pictures. I used Coredinations cardstock, 7 Gypsies paper & brads, Riff Raff chipboard, Glimmer mist, American Craft thickers, Prima flowers, Making Memories tiny alphas and my sewing machine.

And last a layout about my wonderful guy. I used 7 Gypsies paper, Riff Raff chipboard, Glimmer mist and buttons.

Well that's it for today. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I love lemonade in the summer, it's so yummy. The very talented Kelly made my day and nominated me for this award. You must head over to her blog. She is so talented. Her cards are amazing!!

So now onto my part of the Lemonade Stand award. This blog award is given to a blog that the nominee feels shows great attitude and gratitude. I'm thrilled to have received it. Here are the rules:

*comment on this blog

*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog

*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude

*link to your nominees within your blog post

*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award

*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation

Here are my nominees. There are so many talented and inspiring ladies out there but here are a few that I love to read:

Virginia ~ a super talented lady and a very positive one too

Ali ~ this lady is one of the nicest ladies I know and she creates amazing sketches and layouts

Katie ~ I love her cute cards & bright personality

Evelien ~ I love her work and she is such a nice lady

Amy ~ this lady inspires me and she's talented too.

Well that's it for today. I'm hoping the sun will come out and brighten the day. Have a happy Tuesday.

Monday, May 18, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You Card ~ May 18th

Happy Monday! I hope you are enjoying your day off if you have one. It's dark and rainy here (there was snow this morning). A good day to do some cards. This week at 2 Sketches 4 You the sponsor is ShortCuts the sister site to SheetLoad. Alicia has some great clear and frosted card bases and gift card holders. They are fun to play with. So this week that's what I used. I actually did a card and a gift card holder.

Here is the card I did. I used a clear ShortCuts base, Basic Grey Lime Ricky, Cuttlebug dies, Spellbinders dies, Stickles, Kaiser rhinestones, Making Memories tiny alphas and my sewing machine.

And a different view:

And here is the gift card holder I did using the same paper and items. Pretty quick and easy.

Well that's it for today. I'm hoping the weather is going to get better this week and I can enjoy some time outside. Have a great day!

Friday, May 15, 2009

May SheetLoad card #2

Happy Friday. I hope you have all enjoyed your week.

Today I have my second SheetLoad card in the May issue. I think this one is my favorite of my 3 projects. I used Pink Paislee paper & die cuts, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Fiskars border punch, Copic markers, Heidi Swapp bling cherries.

Aren't those cupcakes the cutest! Well short post today. Have a great long weekend!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lime Ricky

Ok I have to say, I think this is my favorite Basic Grey collection EVER!! It is so bright and fun. AND I was lucky enough to get a Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon kit that matches this line. Yes that's right, one of the May kits matches Lime Ricky!!! Well that just made my day when I learned that. So here are a couple of cards that I did with the Lime Ricky items. I have more to show but that can wait until another post.

First my tea cup card. This stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms. I used my Copic markers to color in parts of the image.

Next I have some Unity Stamp trees. This is my new favorite stamp company. For Mother's Day I was lucky enough to get a Kit of the Month from them for the next little while (I have an awesome DH!). I used Copic markers on this one too and cut out the images and used some pop dots for dimension. I tried to make the ribbon into grass.

Well that's the start of my Savvy'n'Sassy projects. I'll be back with lots more over the next couple of weeks. Have a great day!

Friday, May 8, 2009

May SheetLoad card #1

TGIF! Today I have the first of my SheetLoad of Cards samples that I made for the May issue. You can go to SheetLoad to download the whole issue. I just fell in love with these stamps by There She Goes. I turned the scrapling into a bookmark to give a long with a birthday card. I used Dream Street paper, Prima flowers, buttons, stickles and Copic markers.

I hope you all have a lovely Mother's day weekend. I'm running the 5K Mother's day run. It's the first run I've ever entered. I've been working hard to make sure I can do it. Wish me luck.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A tag!

Good morning! Creatively Yours has some exciting things going on for the month of May. Look at this:

*A new Challenge will be issued on Mondays throughout May.

* Must use the CY sketch posted to complete each challenge

* email all of your CY Challenge LOs and cards to Ali by May 29th midnight YOUR time at pete ali @ eastlink .ca with no spaces.

*****PLEASE INCLUDE THE SKETCH NUMBER, your name and your blog addy! (Missing information makes it hard to complete my work. Thanks for your consideration.)*****

* LOs will be shared here at CY on on May 30th

*Prize draw and announcement of winner will be made May 31st

AND there is still time for the DT call. Trust me, apply, these ladies are awesome to work for. You can find the details in this post. You have until May 15.

Now I have a tag to show you based on a sketch from Creatively Yours. I must admit when I saw it was a tag sketch I was kind of "freaked". I don't usually do tags. But I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. I used the new Chatterbox paper, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Martha Stewart Border punch and Prima flowers.

Well that's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow with the first of "SheetLoad Friday". Have a great day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

SheetLoad May news

Good morning! Today it's some SheetLoad news. Check it out!

First of all if you like the sketch and you've created a card then you need to read this below:

Do you just love the new sketch for a SET OF CARDS in SheetLoad of Cards?! Why not make a set of your own and be entered to win one (1) of the following stamp sets from There She Goes Clear Stamps...

And to be entered to win a gift certificate to get some really cool products:

It's time for our monthly "Shout Out" Challenge. Since you enjoy SheetLoad so much, help us get the word out about our little site.

In return you will be entered to win the following...

A $15 Gift Certificate to ShortCuts Online Store!
You can use your credit to purchase any of our handy products, including Gift Card Holder Folders, Clear & Frosted Card Blanks or Full Sheets, and Limited Time Buys* (*when applicable).

Here is what you have to do to be entered to win...
- Create a Blog or Message Board* Post titled "Shout Out To SheetLoad". *Please make sure this is a Public Message Board and posting about SheetLoad does not violate any TOUs.
- Your post must include a little verbiage about SheetLoad, a picture of the May Cover, and a link to the current issue (May '09). (cover image URL:
- Once you have posted your message, come back to this post and leave your DIRECT link in the Mr Linky box below.
*Link must go directly to your "Shout Out to SheetLoad Post", not a main page. Indirect links will be disqualified.
**Please note - any indirect links, or links that go to a non-shout out post, will be deleted before the final drawing takes place.

Example of a DIRECT (correct) link:

Example of an INDIRECT (incorrect) link:

Rules and "the fine print"...
- Post must be up, and your link must be left here, no later than Saturday, May 30th at Midnight CST.
- Failure to link directly to the May SheetLoad issue post will result in disqualification for the prize.
- Failure to put a DIRECT link in Mr Linky will result in disqualification.
- One (1) winner will be chosen at random using
- Open to all Domestic and International readers

Good luck and get to shoutin'! :)

So head over to SheetLoad of Cards. Give a "shout out" and post your creation there.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You Card ~ May 5th

Good evening, it's a rare evening post for me! Tonight I have my 2 Sketches 4 You card. I haven't done them for a couple of weeks, it's just been so busy around here. I finally got to this weeks this afternoon. I used some My Mind's Eye paper, Kaiser Pearls, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Prima Flowers, Fiskars Border punch and my sewing machine. I love the weight of this paper.

I'll be back tomorrow with some SheetLoad news. I've also got a bunch of my Savvy'n'Sassy projects to show you over the next few days. Have a great evening.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A little tutorial

Good morning. Today I have the tutorial I posted over at Sisterhood of Scrap last week. I was so thrilled to be a Guest sister for the month of April. They are definately a great group of ladies. So if you didn't get over there to see my tutorial here it is. It's a quick and easy envelope book. I used the new Chatterbox paper. I hope you like it.

Materials needed:
3 envelopes (mine are regular invitation envelopes 4.25x5.5, but you can use any size)

Take your first envelope and open the flap and glue it to the back of your second envelope. Now glue the second envelope's flap to the back of the 3rd envelope. Here are front and back views of how it should look:

Now, cut patterned paper for the back of your book (the side that doesn't have the pockets is the back) and adhere them to your book

Next you are going to cut patterned paper for the inside. I cut them a little smaller to leave room for my pockets. Make sure when you glue them down you don't glue over the pockets. You'll want to make inserts for them later

Next, you need to cut two triangle pieces for you the flap of your book. I just eyeballed this. Adhere them to your book

Now you need to make your inserts. You can see mine poking out of the pocket with a little ribbon tab. I also slipped my ribbon under the patterned paper of my book so I have a tie to hold it closed. You could also use magnets or just leave it opened.

Just embellish and you are done. I left mine pretty simple because I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for yet!

If you do this little project I'd love to see it.

If you are looking for another tutorial you can head over Cuttlebug Challenge Blog's "Spa Retreat Weekend" Celebration. One of the ShortCuts design team members has a fun little project up there.

Well enjoy your Sunday. I'm hoping the weather cooperates as we are having outdoor pictures today. See you soon!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day!!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day everyone. I hope you are all scrapping away and having fun. If you have time head over to Savvy'n'Sassy we are holding a little crop. We have a bunch of challenges. Here are the 2 I came up with. The first is a card sketch (I've attached the sketch I created). The second is a recipe challenge which you can find on the forum. The good news about this crop is you don't have to get it all done today. You have a week to get the challenges in and almost all of the challenge have a RAK. So stop by, say hello, and share you work.

That's all for today, have fun scrapbooking.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May SheetLoad & SOS winner!!

Good morning. Today you can head over to SheetLoad and download the latest issue. I'm the sketch artist on this issue. I was very lucky to get to work with There she Goes stamps, these are super cute.

I'll be back the next few Fridays with my samples from the issue.

Now onto the winner of the Sisterhood of Scrap sock hop 10 Commandments challenge....and the winner is....ALISON MACDONALD!!!!!. i will get you an email in the next couple of days with your gift certificate details. Congratulations Alison and thank you, everyone who did the challenge.

A quick post before the weekend. I'm hoping for good weather on Sunday, we are doing family photos out in Fish Creek park. I can't wait. Have a great day and I'll be back on Sunday with a tutorial!