Thursday, September 29, 2011


Hi everyone.  Today at Sassy Studio Designs we are challenging you to show us your Autumn Colors.  Summer is over and the leaves will be changing color soon.  I chose to show this using the beautiful SSD image Falling Leaves.  This was a freebie given to our followers on Paper Craft Planet.  If you haven't joined us yet, what are you waiting for?  Each Friday a beautiful SSD is given away!  We call it Fabulous Freebie Friday!

I colored my image with Copics.  The background paper is from Reminisce.  I know you have seen me use this paper before but I just love it and my fall color stash needs to be updated.  I made the leaf embellishments using a Shapeabilities die and some Distress Ink.  The ribbon is from Darice.  I am a Pat Catan's junkie (big craft chain in NE Ohio) and they are partners with Darice so they have tons of ribbon. 

I love the way this came out.  She looks like she is having so much fun.  I have issues with being outside myself...bad allergies and asthma.  I spent all day Sunday outside and I am paying for it now.  I spent all of Wednesday in bed.  I am afraid I might be headed for bronchitis...again!

Oh well.  That's the way it goes.  I have one announcement before I close.  SSD will be previewing a new line very soon so keep checking back for details.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Can you believe Burton Chibis Release Day is already here.  Today Simply Betty Stamps brings you the last three images in this Tim Burton inspired collection. 

Edward Scissorhands

Miss Betty Burton

I don't have a sample for the third so you will have to hop over to Simply Betty Stamps to find out who it is.  I will give you a hint...Chocolate. 

I was a bad girl and didn't refill my Copics so I ended up doing a lot of dry coloring on these samples.  I think they came out okay considering how dry my markers were.  I will be refilling them tomorrow.  I used designer paper from the Paper Studio and Bo Bunny.  I believe that is where the stripes came from.  I got that paper out of my box-o-scraps.  It still isn't empty but I am trying.  The ribbon is from Darice and the awesome skull key is from Jolee.  I am so in love with these keys!!!  I went back and bought more. 

The entire Burton Chibis line is available starting today at SBS.  Betty has some great deals for you.  Please check them out.  These images are available in clear stamps or you can get the digis for one week only so you better hurry if you want digis.  Betty will be picking 3 random winners from the DT blog comments so check us all out and leave some love along the way.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 26, 2011

We have Burton Chibis!

Good morning all.  Simply Betty Stamps has another fabulous line to preview today.  How lucky are we?!  This one is called the Burton Chibis.  Of course they are based on Tim Burton movies.  SBS has had soooooooo many new lines for us this year.  Amazing!  Today is the first of a two day preview so here they are:

First Mr. Jack Skellington himself

And you can't have Jack without Sally

And next we have Victor

And Victor needs his Corpse Bride

I must admit I got a little heavy handed with the Copics on the Corpse Bride.  If you know me I have a habit of procrastinating.  I had a craft show today and of course I waited until the last minute to color my images.  Here is a picture of me coloring at my craft booth during the show today.  This picture was taken by my friend Barbie.

I should have paid closer attention to what I was doing.  I can't sell, chat with my friends and color all at the same time.  But anyway, I had a great time.  Most of the papers I used were from Reminisce.  I seem to be on a kick with them lately.  I enjoy their vibrant colors.  All the ribbons I used were from Darice.  I only used two punches today and both were from Martha Stewart, the cobweb border and the bat.  The moths/butterflies on the Corpse Bride card were actually part of Darice ribbon.  I just cut them out of the middle of the ribbon.  I also made a ribbon flower for her.  The center is a resin rose from Pizzaz Aplenty.

These images along with the rest of the SBS release tomorrow will be available in clear stamps.  Betty will also have a one week special where you can get these bad boys in Digi!  Now you don't think Betty would leave it at that do you? She will also have prizes.  Check out all the details at SBS and don't forget to comment on the DT blogs.  Betty likes to choose a winner at random from those comments. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Hi everyone.  It is Steampunk Release Day at Simply Betty Stamps.  Today we bring you the last 3 fabulous images from this new line.  Here are:

Lydia the Living Dead Girl
Druscilla the Demon


Beatrix the Witch

These suckers were so much fun to color. 
I can't wait to see what you do with yours.  SBS is having amazing specials on the images, kits and there is even a little special digi available.  Please head over there and check it all out.  And don't forget to leave some love here and there.  You never know where she will pick the winners from.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Steampunk Halloween at SBS

It's a Steampunk Halloween over at Simply Betty Stamps today....and tomorrow!  Today we bring you the first four images of the new Steampunk Halloween line.  This will be the last Halloween line from SBS this year.  Now don't get sad.   Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it.  Here are my creations:

Draco the Ghost Gent

Jacob the Werewolf
(sorry Taylor Lautner here)


Vampiress Bella

Aren't these images awesome!  Some of my shadows didn't show up in the pictures.  I am going to ask Santa for a new camera.  I hope he comes through for me.  I used a variety of papers.  Mostly Reminisce, KCG (I think) & Anna Griffin.  I used a die from Marianne Designs and one from Cuttlebug.  Punches are from Tonic and EK. 

Betty, the Queen of Halloween, will be offering these stamps in rubber only starting tomorrow...but, if you comment on all the DT blogs you will have a chance to win a digi of one of these great images.  All the details are posted on SBS.  Make sure you comment everywhere.  She will be picking 4 winners.  Good luck and Happy Haunting.

Thanks for stopping by.



Saturday, September 17, 2011


Wooooo Hoooo!!!! The wait is over and it is time for the Sassy Studio Designs Halloween Hop.  We have had previews all week and now the wait is over.  We have a great hop for you and fabulous prizes.  Here are the rules.  Leave a comment on the SSD blog telling us what your favorite Halloween tradition is.  That will put you in the running for 3 amazing SSD digis.

Then follow the hop.  Each blog along the way will have a Halloween trivia question.  Leave a comment and give us your best guess to the trivia questions.  You don't have to get it right to win.  We will pick one lucky person and that person will win one amazing digi from SSD.  We don't know which blog the winner will be chosen from so make sure you comment on each one.

And last, there will be a party chat tonight at 7 pm Pacific time.  You can chat with all of us about anything you want.  Hope to see you there.  Here is the hop order. 

Rebecca - you are here
My question is:  What country did Halloween originate in?

Have a great time!



Friday, September 16, 2011


Today is Fabulous Freebie Friday for Sassy Studio Designs on Paper Craft Planet.  Our theme for this week is Fall is in the Air.  This beautiful image is available for all followers today.  Just head over there and get your own image.  I colored mine with Copics.  The leaf paper is from Reminisce.  I used an embossing folder on the green paper along with a little SU ink.  My fall stash is very limited.  I was glad I at least had the leaf paper.  As usual, my yellow-naped Amazon Sydney helped me with this card.  She ripped paper until she wore herself out. 

Make sure you head over to PCP and get your image while it is available.  Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Zombie Release Day at Simply Betty Stamps

The Zombies have taken over Simply Betty Stamps.  Here are the last 3.

Bo Peep Lola

Zombie Bride Betty

Zombie Dino Christian

I colored mine with Copics.  My designer paper is from Reminisce.  The cute Halloween embellies are from Dress it Up.  I can't decide which one I like the best.  They are all so stinkin' cute and available today in clear form at SBS.

Discount Deals:
All six new Zombie Teens Halloween Clear stamps for $28 use code ZOMBIE28
Any three new Zombie Teens Halloween clear stamps for $14 use code ZOMBIE14

Zombie Teen Halloween Kit for $40.00 (normal price $50.49)
Kit includes: 
All 6 new Zombie Teens Halloween Clear Stamps
1 6x6 We R Memory Keepers Spookville paper pad
1 Spookville Chipboard Words
6 Spookville Mini Stamps
6 Spookville Embossed paper tags

Like yesterday... Three lucky commenters will win one DIGI from this line!  They will be chosen randomly from any of our DT members blogs and this blog so get to commenting for your chance to win one of these in digi form!

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Sassy French Maid

It is preview day 2 at Sassy Studio Designs.  Today is my turn and I am happy to present the French Maid.  She is just one of the many new images coming up in the first of 2 Halloween releases.  There will also be a Halloween Hop on September 17th.  I can't wait.  It is going to be so much fun.  Hope to see you there. husband loved this image. 


It is time for another FABULOUS release from Simply Betty Stamps.  This time it's Zombies!!!  Here are the first three:

Trick or Treatin' Miller

Fairy Princess Rio

Spider Queen London

Aren't these just creepy and awesome?  I colored them all with Copics. I am going to have to work on coloring bones though.  They show through here and there. I tried to add greens & purples to the skin but I don't think you can see it too well in the pictures.  These were so much fun to work with.  Betty never disappoints! There will be more tomorrow so please come back. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Black, White and Whatever You Want

We have another great challenge for you at 2 Sisters Challenge.  This time it is all about black and white....and one other color of your choice.  Sounds easy right?  Well for me it was.  I was given this beautiful image from Pattie's Creations which is one of our sponsors this week.  The other sponsor is Glitterbabe.  I thought this image was perfect.  Since the vase is a top hat, black was taken care of.   I made this card for my sister Robin's birthday (which is today) and she likes red with black and white so I was set.  I colored the image with Copics.

The red cardstock is generic as is the black, except for around the image.  That was from the infamous box-o'-scraps but I can't remember which company it was from.  I know I promised to be on top of this from now on but since this was existing in the box I am giving myself some slack.  Organization for me must be done in baby steps.  The brads and sentiment are from SU.   I ran the white through my Big Shot with an embossing folder.  I love the way it came out.

This challenge fell on the perfect day.  Robin won't get to see this post until her actual birthday.  Happy Birthday Robin.  Notice that I didn't call you that name you hate?  Robin is new to papercrafting and just started her own blog.  Please hop over to Robin's Reflections and give her a little encouragement.

Also, please hop over to 2 Sisters Challenge and check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team.  And don't forget to enter!

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, September 8, 2011


Hi everyone and welcome to another Dare to be Sassy Thursday!  This week's Sassy Studio Designs Challenge is the 4Bs...buttons, bows, brads & bling!!!!   I have chosen to use the SSD Tinkerbell Honey.  She is soooo stinkin' cute.  I replaced her wings with glitter coated acetate.  Word to the wise, glitter cracks off the acetate after it dries.

My little friend Sarah is turning 6 and she asked for a Tinkerbell card.  I offered this little girl invitations, cupcakes with puppy faces on them, party favors, a chocolate dessert table and whatever else she wanted.  She said no thank you.  I just want you to make me a Tinkerbell card.  What a kid!!!

Now for my Bs.  My Bow is from my scraps, my Buttons are cute little flowers, my Brads on are opposite corners & my Bling is green gems by the flowers.  I hope you like it.  More importantly, I hope Sarah likes it.  Please pop over to SSD and join in the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Additional items used:  Fiskars grass border punch, Hero Arts cloud stamp, SU ink, baker's twine & SU scalloped punch.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Please Contact Me

I want to apologize to Mary J and Carol O for not getting my image.  Please comment here with your email addresses and I will forward the image to you.  Thanks for playing along.

Saturday, September 3, 2011



Welcome to the Sassy Studio Designs Masquerade Ball.  The purpose of this ball is to thank all the wonderful Paper Craft Planet followers we have.  SSD has made it to over 400 followers!!! Wooo Hooo!!!! It happened in such a short time frame that it is hard to believe.  This is just so amazing and in honor of that, Lindsay has some incredible prizes for you.  Yep, you read it correctly, I said PRIZES
It is my pleasure to offer you this beautiful image for FREE.  I colored mine with Copics.  I went a little out of my comfort zone with this.  I usually use lots of bright colors but not this time.  I used amazing Anna Griffin copper papers for the background.  Love love love Anna Griffin!  I just wish the picture came out better.
Now for the details:  Follow the blog hop.  Each blog along the way will have a beautiful masked image for you to keep.  Just double click the image and save it to your computer.  How easy is that?  Next you must leave a comment at each stop along the way.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random from EACH Design Team Member's blog.  This winner will receive an amazing image. 
But wait, there's more!  We will also have a Challenge.  The challenge will be to create a masquerade card using one of the freebies you collect from the hop and at least one of the following:  Feathers (lots of those at my house with 5 parrots), Sequins or Bling!  Easy peasy.  You will have one week to enter.  The winner will be chosen by the DT.  The prize is...wait...are you sitting down?...ALL of the new Halloween images one week before they are even released.  AWESOME!!!
Now let's not forget the purpose of this hop.  In honor of all the Paper Craft Planet followers, we will also be giving away prizes over there.  Please check it out!  We will also be having DT chats on PCP today. 
Okay, here is the hop order:

Sassy Studio Designs
Rebecca - You are Here
Paper Craft Planet

Party Blog chat times (EST) will be 8am, 3pm & 10pm.  Please stop by and chat!  Also check out Fabulous Freebie Fridays every week on PCP.  We also have guest design team spots each month.

Now you know I had to make you read all the way through before giving you your freebie.  Here you go:


Enjoy and don't forget to enter the challenge.



Good morning everyone.  2 Sisters Challenge brings you friends today.  We are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps.  I am using this adorable ballerina friends image from Sylvie's Stamps.  It is just so sweet.  I colored these little cuties with Copic markers.  The background paper is from K & Co.  The rest is just generic cardstock.  I used a Fiskars border punch and my corner chomper.  I apologize for the extremely short post but it is late and I have had quite a long day. 

I hope you will play along with us this week.  I think friends is a super challenge theme.  You can do just about anything.  Thanks so much for stopping by and please hop over to 2 Sisters and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration..