Friday, 31 August 2012

Farewell and a HUGE Thankyou to Sam Young

Goodmorning everyone,

It is with sadness that I have to tell you that our gorgeous DT member - Sam Young has decided to stand down from all her DT positions including Sassy Scrappers..

Sam has been an absolute joy to have on our team and we appreciate all the passion,  committement and hard work she has put into designing for us...We have loved her creativity and flair for colour...

We wish Sam all the very best with her future endeavours and career in Accounting and we hope she comes back to visit one day soon..

Thanks Sam...xxxx

Have a marvellous day...

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Self Portrait tips and a layout!

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Natalie here again with another creation using the Studio Calico collection, Hey Day

Again I have done a simple page but this time featuring me!

It's so hard to scrap ourselves!
We are always scrapping cute photos of our kids or our loved ones but I challenge you to scrap yourself!

Here are a couple of tips to getting a great photo of yourself!
1. Take a selfie!
    Check out Elsie's post here for the BEST tips for taking self portraits!
2. Grab a trusted friend and head out for the day to take some photos - true friends will be honest and with digital cameras, it's super easy to delete the ones you dont like.
3. Give the camera to your kids - they will surprise you!
4. Printing in B&W can be very flattering! Jump onto Picasa and alter your images - it's a free Google Photo editing program that I have been using for years! Lots of brilliant photo techniques!

These photos of me were taken by my trusted friend, Louise Nelson.
Lou sees me for who I really am and has an amazing knack of being able to capture me.
Here are a couple of others that Louise took - see.. trusting a friend to take photos is my number one!

So have a go at scrapping yourself - it's not as hard as it seems!

So now to my layout!

This range is so easy to work with!

I used Mister Hueys Mist in Mint Julep to lightly colour the Pink Paislee mistables - there are ideal for customising an embellishment and again, the Studio Calico Thickers are great for the title!

Well.... Have fun scrapping yourself and I cant wait to see your layouts up on the Sassy Facebook page!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Bettter Together!

Huge Hello Everyone!!

Hope your enjoying a fun filled Wednesday!

I have been having some more fun with The Crafters Workshop templates!

The Crafters Workshop Mini Burst 6x6 Template-Crafters Workshop Mini Burst 6x6 Template

These have to be one of my most used products in my stash! and i can't seem to get enough of them!!

Mixing paints and texture medium to create some interest in your layouts background is always a great way to start you inspiration :}

I leaped out of my comfort zone with this colour combo today, with orange, yellow and green...
I'm not a big orange fan so when i started with the orange paint and my template
I thought to myself....that looks a bit yuk! but i stuck with my idea and I'm happy to say
the Echo Park collection "Happy Together" is versatile!

Sprinkled with some yummy prima flowers

Lady Godivas Limeade 9pk-Lady Godivas Limeade 9pk
Lady Godivas Limeade 9pk

These amazing little clay tiles!!

Lil Davis Designs White Clay Phrases Family-Lil Davis Designs White Clay Phrases Family

Only $3.75!!! Bargain!!  :}

and some sweet Echo Park "Happy Together" Embellishment stickers, How could you go wrong?!
 So Happy Together Alpha Stickers-So Happy Together Alpha Stickers

    So Happy Together Element Stickers-So Happy Together Element Stickers

Mix them up together and Viola!

The fun bit is

Hope i have given you some inspiration!

Happy scrappen Ladies!!



Tuesday, 28 August 2012

One more layout with Girl land and a wee card!

Just a quick post before I pick the kids up from school. I still had plenty of papers and embellishments left over from the gorgeous Webster's Pages kit Olga send me to make another layout and card. Really loving the colours in this one.

Precious Moments

 And a quick little card to finish of the kit. Lots of cutting and layering, the Webster's Pages collections are just great for fussy cutting and layering.

Of course all materials are available here in the Sassy store so why not come and have a browse, there really is so much to see and lots of new things too.

Till next time.

Hugs xx


Monday, 27 August 2012

Sketch Layout - Simple Stories 'Awesome'

Good morning! It's Sam Hauzer here, with a layout based on the fabulous August Sketch here at Sassy Scrappers. I was down to my very last bits and pieces to create this layout, but it's still lots of fun to put together a layout using just scraps.  So don't throw those scraps away, you can probably always get another layout out of them! Here's what I've come up with...

Products Used - Simple Stories Awesome Papers & Sticker Sheet, Kraft cardstock, black paint,Purple Pumpkin button, Kaisercraft Cog Flourishes,  

Rather than use patterned paper for the circle area of the layout, I just used up some sticker strips to make an outline of a circle, and most of the patterned paper you can see on the page is just small off cuts and strips, but they are arranged so that they look like whole pieces.

 The Kaisercraft Flourish Cogs are a fantastic embellishment to use on boy layouts. You can use them just as they are, ink them up a little, paint them, wrap them with twine....there are so many things you can do with them!

And finally, here's the sketch I used...

There's still time to get those entries linked up, and you could win a fantastic prize!

Have a great week!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

10% off Prima Meadow Lark & a chippie tutorial!!

Good Morning!

Shell Carman with you today.  I'm sharing my last page & card I created with the gorgeous Prima Meadow Lark.

Check out the shop here to get yourself a bargain & save 10% off all Prima Meadow Lark products!!!

Products used
Kaisercraft cardtsock Coconut Weave
Kaisercraft Buttercream Bloom
Prima Meadow Lark Chipboard pieces
Prima Meadow Lark Chloe
Prima Meadow Lark Bronte
Prima Meadow Lark Grace
Tim Holtz Liquid Pearl White Opal
Tim Holtz Liquid Pearl Petal Pink
Tim Holtz Liquid Pearl Buttercup

Products Used
Prima Meadow Lark Grace
Prima Meadow Lark Labelle
Prima Meadow Lark Bronte
Prima Meadow Lark Floralee
Prima Meadow Lark Vinetta Flowers
Prima Meadow Lark Chipboard Pieces
Prima Meadow Lark Ribbon & Lace Trim
Prima Meadow Lark Wood Tickets
Prima Kennedy Rosette Flowers
Manor House Creations Sprinkle Flower Purple
Kaisercraft Buttercream Bloom
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Love Cherish Adore

Have you been hearing alot about Ombre lately?? Ombre seems to be THE next big thing in fashion & scrapbooking trends. A lot of manufacturers have been showcasing Ombre trends & techniques. What is Ombre? Basically it is different tones or colours that shade into each other. I have used Ombre to alter the gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard title Love Cherish Adore. Here is a quick little step by step on how to get THE look of the season!

First start by painting your title with gesso. This gives it a good base & stops your ink colours from seeping into the chipboard.

Choose 3 colours of inks, paints, mists or pan pastels that compliment each other. I chose pink (top shade) lilac (middle shade) & yellow (bottom shade)You will need a light & dark shade of your top & bottom colour. EG I have used a light pink, a dark pink, a light yellow & a dark yellow.

I used a combination of pan pastels & inks. Sassy Scrapper has a gorgeous range of Prima Ingvild Bolme chalk fluid edgers here or Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks here which are perfect to use!

Ink the top of 'Love' with a light pink going 3/4's of the way down as you can see in the picture. Ink the remaining 1/4 with lilac.

Ink all of 'Cherish' with lilac

Ink the top 1/4 of 'Adore' with lilac. Ink the remaining 3/4's with light yellow.

Use the dark pink & ink half way over the light pink so now you have 3 colours on 'Love' Dark pink, Light pink the Lilac

Use the dark yellow & hink half way over the light yellow so now you have 3 colours on 'Adore' Lilac, Light Yellow & Dark Yellow

Cover all 3 words in some Glimmer Glam or Glossy Accents for a nice shimmer finish

Products Used
Imaginarium Designs Love Cherish Adore
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Fluid Vintage Pink
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Fluid Coltfoot Stemens
Claudine Hellmuth White Gesso

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Miss Match ...

And a good morning to you all!

It's a shocker of a day here in Adelaide today - thunderstorms, rain, hail and cold horrible wind! Yuk!

But here is a page using the bright and sweets papers from the Kaiser range, MissMatch
This page was so much fun to create - the beautiful photo made it easy!
Let me introduce you to Miss Emily!
Emily is 5 years old and the daughter of my best friend, Lee.
Emily is such a pleasure to photograph and I love scrapbooking her.
You'll see a lot more of this beautiful creature in my crafty projects in the future!

The papers I used are available HERE
The Imaginarium Designs chipboards are all covered in cream spray paint.
I was after a nice simple but consistent effect.
The flowers are Prima - a few random ones from flowers I've collected over the years!
Have a great day - stay warm! Spring is nearly here! :)
Natalie May

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Things get a little Sketchy

Huge Hello Everyone!!

Hope you have been going well and finding time to do a little scrappen!

Need a little inspiration? Want a chance to Win a voucher for Sassy Scrapper??

Have a whirl with the August Challenge Sketch!!

I Couldn't wait to give this sketch a go!

Now for the excitement of picking out the colours and goodies to create with :}

So out came the Delish collection from Echo Park Happy Together...

So happy together,echo parkSo Happy Together Patchwork-So Happy Together Patchwork

So Happy Together Jot It Down-So Happy Together Jot It Down So Happy Together Diagonal Dot-So Happy Together Diagonal Dot

Also couldn't help but get into the Blooms and crochet flowers from Kaisercraft!
 Kaisercraft Mini Blooms Fushia-Kaisercraft Mini Blooms FushiaKaisercraft Summer Crochet Doilies-Kaisercraft Summer Crochet Doilies
Jillibean Soup Alphas!!                          How cute are these Clay tags from Li'l Davis Designs!

Jillibean Soup Tart Teal Alphas-Jillibean Soup Tart Teal Alphas                       Lil Davis Designs White Clay Phrases Family-Lil Davis Designs White Clay Phrases Family

and you you just help love these Prima flowers!!
 Lady Godivas Limeade 9pk-Lady Godivas Limeade 9pk

I thought i would flip the sketch to get a different look .....Just LOVE these brights from Echo Park, makes me Happy! :}


It is easy get your clusters happen with all these lovely blooms!

If you have some time to get scrappen why not give this sketch a go and be in to win a voucher for Sassy scrapper! there is loads of super yummy scrappen supplies to choose from  at great prices!with awesome service to boot! The perfect combination!

Happy creating!!

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