Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I'm sorry to say this is my last card as May's Guest Designer at Sassy Studio Designs and I would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to the team & leaders at SSD for being so kind and generous!  I've had a fabulous time creating with these amazing images!  

Today's challenge is:


The image is called "Polka Dot Bikini"  . . . do you remember that song?  "She wore an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka dot bikini" . . .  well you know the rest I'm sure!  I decided to create the background myself using masking, sponges and TH distress inks because I wanted all the focus to be on HER!

I hope you'll come join in this BEACHY fun challenge and thanks so much for stopping by today ... I truly appreciate you taking the time!

But, before I go ... here are a few other challenges I'd like to share this creation with:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Handmade Backgrounds
Party Time Tuesday #122 - Anything Goes
Card Mania #21 - Spots and/or Stripes (polka dot bikini)
Cards In Envy - Make your own background
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #61 - My Kind of Gal
Eureka Stamps - The Great Outdoors
Ooh La La Creations - Inspired by Nature
Pause Dream Enjoy - Use Foam Tape
The Crazy Challenge - Use sentiments
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes GIRLY, GIRLY

Recipe for this creation:

Papers: Black cs, White cs
Stamps: Inkadinkado Coastal (birds), Flourishes Beach Life (trees/sentiment)
Inks:  Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China distress inks, Memento Cantaloupe, Colorbox Rose Coral chalk ink
Accessories:  Eclipse Masking Medium, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, x-Press It High Tack Foam Mounting Tape, Spellbinder Classic Oval, Fiskars swivel craft knife, 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

My stretch as May's Guest Designer at Sassy Studio Designs is drawing to a quick close and I will certainly miss this talented group of crafters!  I've drawn so much inspiration from each and every one of them!!  But before I go (and, I will have one more fun creation for you tomorrow), I'm having fun creating for the challenge going on right now over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog of which SSD is the sponsor.  Their challenge this week is to make a JOY-FOLD card.  WELL ... I haven't made one of these in a very long time so had great fun doing it!  
AND ... I did a little more PAPER PIECING too!

The image I used on today's creation is called "Professor S (Sassy)" and I think I'll keep it for my sister's birthday on June 10th.  She is a hair dresser and definitely a 'fashionista' so I think she'll really appreciate this fun card.   She is 60-something going on 30!  LOL!

Here's a peek at the inside of my card ... yep, I'm still trying to keep up with my New Years resolution and so far so good!  Although I see I do have a few cards laying on my table that appear to be BLANK on the inside ... Oooops!  Need to do something about that!!!!!!

A few other challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Paper Piercing/Piecing
 Creative Creations - Paper Piecing
Digi Makeover #90 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #21 - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Girls, Girls, Girls

Remember, there is a new Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge coming up tomorrow and I hope you'll come join in the fun!  Have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!  
As always . . .

Recipe for this creation:

Papers:  Basic Grey 'Two Scoops' dp, white cs, mint green cs
Stamps/Ink:  Stamping Sensations (inside verse), Impression Obsession (outside verse), Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Tim Holtz marker for doodling, Fiskars swivel craft knife
Techniques:  Paper Piecing ... Doddling ... Joy Fold

Monday, May 27, 2013

Paper Piecing Challenge

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Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

Before I get started on our holiday festivities, I'd like to share a card with you that I made for the Paper Piecing challenge over at Creative Creations Challenge Blog in which Sassy Studio Designs is the sponsor!  These Sassy images are just perfect for paper piecing and I had a great time with this card creation.

 The image I've used today is "Katniss Girl of Fire Sassy" and she's all dressed and ready for a very fancy birthday garden party!  Speaking of garden parties ... I'd better get my potato salad made!  Have a fabulous weekend and God Bless America!!

Other challenges:
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
BasicGrey - Inspired by a Song (Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday Mr. President)
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
 Paper Creator's Crafts #9 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Paper Piercing/Piecing
Paper Makeup Stamps: Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes
Fitztown Challenge - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I hope you've found inspiration in my work.

 Recipe for this card:

Papers:  Black cs, White cs, Goldenrod cs, Basic Grey 'origins' dp
Stamp/ink:  Hero Arts/Momento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories:  MS 'vine trim' punch, Cheery Lynn Designs B117s Fanciful Flourish die, Stickles, Spellbinder Classic Circle die, Prima flowers, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Fiskars swivel craft knife, Hobby Lobby decorative trim lace

Saturday, May 25, 2013

SSD New Release Blog Hop


Then you'll want to pop on over to the Sassy Studio Designs Challenge Blog to check out our new releases and join in the blog hop going on today! 
AND ... there will be chatting on the Party Blog this evening at 7pm PST...
Our theme is ANYTHING GOES but must include a wish sentiment.
Could be a wish for Birthday, Wedding, Baby ...whatever!   
If you've arrived here from CHRIS you are on the right track.  My card creation features the new 'Snow White Pinup' ... isn't she awesome!  I've made this card for my granddaughter who just moved out of the house and is 'on her own' for the first time.  Just a little note of encouragement and letting her know how much she means to me!

Please be sure to leave me a comment so you will be in the running to win THIS lovely image.  Your next stop is DEBBIE ... wait until you see what she has created to inspire you!!

Were you able to check out the Teasers over the past couple of days and make your guess??  
The winners will be announced for the teasers during the hop...and then on Wednesday the 29th we will
announce the winners for the comments left through out the hop.  
Oh yea ... did I forget to mention the prizes?  LOL! Silly me!
There will be a winner chosen from each blog, from the list of comments, to win the image that was showcased! So the more comments you leave the more chances to win!

Well, that will be it from me today!  Good Luck!
As always . . .

Recipe for my creation:
Papers: Black cs, White cs, DCWV dp
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Accessories:  Spellbinder Floral Ovals die, Spellbinder Classic Oval die, Cheery Lynn Designs B117S Fanciful Flourish Small, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, x-press it foam mounting tape, Cheery Lynn Designs B165 Lace Corner Deco E die, Silk flower from JoAnn's wedding dept.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge

Are you having as busy a week as I am?  Whew!

Hello friends!  
Happy Thursday and that means it's time once again for another fun Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs.  Today's challenge theme is:


With THREE graduation party invitations sitting on the table, this challenge came just in the nick of time!  I've used  "Sassy Graduation" as my focus image for this graduation card.

I hope you'll pop over to Sassy Studio Designs Challenge Blog and play along in this week's fun challenge!  OH and before I forget ... We are having a NEW RELEASE & HOP this coming Saturday (5/25), so you'll want to be sure and be a part of that fun time for lots of chances to win these amazing images.  You can see TEASERS of the new releases starting today over on the challenge blog!  Check 'Em Out!!!

Another busy day planned here at the Pavlick house so I'd better get going!  
Have a fabulous day and as always . . .

Recipe for this creation:

Papers:  White cs, Medium Blue cs, Gold Lamay cs
Stamp/Ink:  Stampin' Up / Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Michael's Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Prima flowers, Spellbinder Opulent Ovals dies, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Sisterhood of Crafter's Challenge

Happy Over The Hump Day my friends!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I have some exciting news to share with you but before I do that, I'd like to show you the cards I've created for the new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.   Our challenge this week is:

(Use only a sentiment on your card/project ... no images or pictures.)

Here are a couple creations I came up with:

We hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and if you need more inspiration, please pop over to the blog and check out what my 'Sistahs' have created.

Now ... about that exciting news I referred to ...  Look what FINALLY showed up on my door step today!

I had actually placed an order for one of these through Oh My Crafts way back on March 1st but it never came and they kept posting that they were 'Out of Stock' ... well after a couple of emails they were very apologetic and were willing to refund my money so I could purchase it elsewhere ... which I did LAST WEEK and here it is TODAY!!!   I ordered it through HSN (Home Shopping Network) online and was nicely surprised to see a roll of double face tape and an entire 12x12 pack of pastel papers to use for my envelope making!  How cool is that ... AND, it ALL cost me only ONE PENNY more than my first original order!  Now to find the time to learn how to use it!  LOL!

Hope you are having a fabulous week and will stop back again soon! 

As always . . .

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Birthday Box of Cards

Good Evening my friends!
I must tell you "I AM EXHAUSTED"!  I've been outside working all day ... I should sleep good tonight!  LOL!  BUT, before 'hitting the hay', I wanted to share with you the box I decorated for my girlfriend's Surprise 70th Birthday Party yesterday!  And YES ... she was TOTALLY SURPRISED!!! It was AWESOME!

The box came from Michaels and I paid $2.99 for it.  I wanted one a little larger so I would have room for at least 2 dozen cards and this one worked perfectly.

THEN ... though it was hard to cut into, I knew my friend would LOVE the Graphic45 'Secret Garden' design papers so that's what I chose to use for the covering on this box ... take a peek and tell me what you think . . .

I spent some time last week working on the cards for this gift.  It ended up being filled with 24 (A-2) size cards/envelopes ... 1 FANCY Wedding Card in A-6 size and an even FANCIER Birthday card Just For Her on the top.

Here are a few challenges I'd like to enter into:
City Crafter Challenge - Photo Inspiration
LEJ Designs - Die Cuts & Punches
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything But A Card
Sweet Stamps #118 - Sweet Cuts Dies (or Cheery Lynn Designs - see recipe below)
Through the Craftroom Doors - Anything Goes (May 12-27)
Top Tip Tuesday #101 - Make a clever box (TIP: when using ModPodge, pour some into a small paper plate to work from and seal the bottle to keep it from drying out quicker than necessary ... you can always add a little more or pour the excess back into the bottle/jar when done with your project.)
Make It Monday #141 - Anything Goes
Craft My Life - Anything But A Card/Layout

Well, that's it for me this evening. Like I said, I've been outside weeding, mulching, and mowing ALL DAY and I am tired!  Have a fabulous week my friends!

Paper:  Graphic45 'Secret Garden' 12x12 dp, Graph45 'Secret Garden' 6x6 Patterns & Solids (used for the doilies)
Stamp/Ink: Hero Arts, Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Mod Podge, Cheery Lynn Designs  DL103 Italian Flourish die, Prima Flowers, Recollections chipboard bird, Wright Ecru lace, Want To Scrap pearls (colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers), Glue Dots, x-Press It High Tack Foam Mounting Tape

Monday, May 20, 2013

It's Squigglefly Time!

Hello everyone!  
Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  
Mine was VERY BUSY but good all the same!  

Well it's time for another challenge over at Squigglefly and today we are to

(For the Guys!)

As you know, Father's Day is right around the corner (June 16th), so there's no time like the present to get your cards created for that Special Guy in your Life!!  For today's creation, I chose the adorable 'Ride Em Cowboy' image by Cheryl Grant Alger.  I think he's so cute!!

I hope you'll come join in the fun and look forward to being inspired by YOUR 'manly' creation!  And, of course, if you need more inspiration, you'll want to be sure and pop over to see what my team mates have created!  Hope to see you there! 

A few other challenges:
That Craft Place - Makes for Men
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .

Recipe for this creation:

Papers: white, royal blue, navy blue cardstock, Paper Pizazz design papers (scraps)
Accessories:  Computer generated sentiments, Spellbinder classic circles, Michaels brown gingham ribbon, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

Saturday, May 18, 2013

WOW! BUSY Day and It's Not Over Yet!

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Crazy busy weekend so no crafting for me today but I do have a few other 'pretties' to share with you!  Today was the BIG STAMP SALE in ZOAR, OH and my friend Lana & I had a table filled with goodies to SELL so we could go buy more NEWER goodies!!!  LOL!!

While resting on the deck last evening after an afternoon of spreading a small portion of the 10 yds. of mulch we have to spread throughout the landscaping, I noticed how pretty the flowers along the back of the house looked so snapped a few photos.

 Don't ask me how I ended up with so many different colors of Columbine ... a couple of years ago I planted TWO purple plants and here's what I have now!   Isn't Mother Nature a wonderful thing??

I just love these two Azalea bushes.  The colors are so bright and happy!

Well this is going to have to be short & sweet since hubby was busy dumping mulch around while I was at the Stamp Sale and now it's my turn to rake it into place!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shelly's Images Challenge

WOW ... is it Thursday again already???
[If you are looking for my Sassy Studio Designs creation for 
today's challenge, please scroll down.]

This week at Shelly's Images we have one of your FAVORITE challenges ... yep it's

Show Us What You Got Time!!!

That means the design team will be creating with a variety of Shelly's Images and today I chose to use MAY FLOWERS for my creation.

Inside view ...
Although it may not look like it in the photos ... these papers are from the same paper pack and DO MATCH!  Don't you hate it when your camera kind of does it's own thing with colors!!!!

I hope you'll come join in the challenge fun at Shelly's Images!  You will have until June 5th to get your entry in for a chance to win FREE Shelly's Images of your very own!!

Here are a few other challenges I'd like to enter into:
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Photo Inspiration
Crafts and Me - Use a Digi
Fresh Brewed Designs - Flowers
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon!  
Until then ... and as always ...
Recipe for this card:
Papers:  Light & Dark Teal cs, Prima 'Madeline' design paper
Stamp: The Stamp Pad Co.
Ink:  Versafine Onyx
Accessories:   Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Stickles Teal, Sizzix 'Susan's Garden' Hibiscus dies set (butterfly), Webster's Pages design trim brown lace, pop dots, Fiskars swivel craft knife

Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge

WOW it's going to be a BUSY day today!!!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another DARE TO BE SASSY THURSDAY CHALLENGE over at Sassy Studio Designs.  The challenge today is to use Black & White with a Pop of Color.  I'm still having fun as their May Guest Designer, and . . .

. . . what fun I had creating this card with Charlotte Sassy as the main focus.  She was so much fun to color too!  Most times for a challenge like this I would use RED or PINK for the pop of color but I stepped outside the box today and used GREEN!  As you can tell, I'm STILL practicing with my alcohol markers and I need to try some different base paper to get a better blending I think!  For the inside of my card I simply used the scraps that were left from the front ... easy-peasy and yet classy I think.

I hope you'll come join our challenge fun this week and wait until you see what the team came up with to inspire you ... WOW!  what a talented group!

A few additional challenges:
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers Challenge - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Borders and/or Corners

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you're having a wonderful day!  
As always . . .

Recipe for this card:

Papers:  Black cs, White cs, White Glossy, GinaK B/W dp
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs B136 Anastasia Lace Border die, Kaiser pearls, Spellbinder Opulent Ovals die, Michaels lime green organza ribbon, Fiskars swivel craft knife

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

NEW Monthly Challenge on PCP . . .

Hello there my friends ... some fun news to share with you today!

Over at the Sassy Studio Designs Paper group on Craft Planet, Jackie has started a  NEW ... Monthly Progressive Challenge!  That's right!  You'll want to be sure and check out all the fun details HERE and then join in for a chance to win SSD prizes.

As the May Guest Designer at Sassy Studio Designs, I was anxious to join in this fun challenge.  The image offered to create with this month is called "Sassy Graduation" and since it is "THAT TIME OF YEAR", I think she's perfect!!  Here is my creation using our local school colors ...

If you are not sure what a 'Progressive Challenge' is all about, not to worry ... Jackie will explain all the details.  It's a FUN process and you have ALL MONTH to create and join in!

Well, I'm off to get some yard work done while the sun shines!  I hope what ever it is you are doing today, you are having a FUN and CREATIVE day!  As always ...

Recipe for my card:

Papers:  Gold, white, Garden Green cardstock, Paper Pizazz 'Graduation' dp
Stamp:  JustRite 'Large Fancy Sentiments'
Ink:  Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Spellbinder classic & scallop oval dies, Prima flowers, Gold Stickles,

Paper Pizazz 'Graduation' dp, Impression Obsession stamp, Spellbinder classic oval die