Archive for December, 2007

My last project for the SNS DT…

I had a marvelous time over here and wishes the new team as much fun as I had!!  Thanks Rhea for the opportunity!

Christmas ball
Christmas ball

I bought glaze balls and put some flowers in it, some ribbon. Stamped the outside with versamark and crystal glitter.
Ribbon tied on top and finished is it!

 Christmas ball

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This kit is just so much fun to play with!  I love the color combo of pink & green.  I had the heart Bazzill cardstock in my stash for some time.  And, I hand cut the Basic Grey Romani to relax.  Took me 5 hours then another hour to finish this!  Lately I have been going for simple layouts but I must say I 100% enjoyed this one! 


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A huge thanks to all the talented designers we have had the pleasure of working with in November and December at Savvy-n-Sassy.



HI all! I am Holly. I am proud to have made this Guest design team spot. I have been scrapping for 5 years.. The addiction was instant. How could it not be? I loved taking pictures and collecting frames before I started. So when I heard about scrapbooking I headed straight for the door to get myself paper and those deco scissors!

By being a Guest Designer I hope to motivate and inspire all of you to try something new! It is such an honor to know that I have taught someone to try something they wouldnt have thought to try!

November Savvy kit






Hello! My name is Amanda and I live in Ontario, Canada with my sports junkie hubby of three years and our wonderful almost two-year-old son. We are expecting our second child in June 2008. They are the subject of a lot of my layouts, even the new baby!I was the guest designer this past July so I am honoured to be featured again. I loved working with these ribbons and love getting my ribbon kits in the mail and getting creative and coming up with new, innovative ideas. I loved working with such great products. I’ve been in the company of some great designers and a lot of talent.I recently was accepted onto the design team here at Savvy N Sassy so I am very excited about that. I truly appreciate the opportunity to lead and inspire you all!

ZZ November – Tis the Season Ribbon kit







Hi! I’m Becca! I’m a mom to 3 little ones and I have been married to my husband, Erick, for over 7 years. I have been scrapping for several years, but only seriously for about 2. I love having this creative outlet that I can call my own, yet share it with friends and family. I have made many great friends through scrapping. I love the opportunities and fun that is available to scrappers online. I can combine my love of scrapbooking and the internet together! Doesn’t get better than that. I am so excited to be one of the guest designers for SnS! What a great opportunity this has been for me! Thanks SnS!

ZZ Dec Out and About kit








Hey There! My name’s Renee, and I live in Clawson, MI with DH, my Greyhound, Lucy, my dog Max, and two black cats. I love scrapbooking, and I’m a secret ribbon hoarder! December went by so fast as a Guest DT, I had so much fun! Thank you SNS!! 

ZZ December #2 – Explore Kit



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Front View:

Close Up of Side View:

Close Up of Ribbon Detail:

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December Savvy kit

Here is my altered canvas, where I used some ribbons from December Savvy kit


Materials used: Canvas, Magic Mesh, Fancy Pants quote, Prima bling, Hambly screen transparencies.

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I’m super excited about the new year and all the new things that I want to do. One of my resolutions this year is to work on recording day-to-day activities and in this vein, I’ve decided to host a photo-a-day challenge in January along with SavvynSassy! Details will be posted on the forums soon. 🙂

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a little project I’ve been working on and give you all the directions to make your own if you want. (I drew inspiration from a large year-in-review album by Irma Gabbard in the latest issue of Scrapbooks, Etc.–just made it smaller and changed around a lot of things. )


  • chipboard album approx 4″x6″(made my own using my Bind-It-All)
  • patterned paper scrap (I used some old American Crafts pp)
  • Alpha stickers (American Crafts)
  • Number chipboard (Heidi Swapp)
  • Brads
  • Crop-a-dile or other good hole punch
  • Acrylic rectangle (I used a page from an ArtBar acrylic mini tag album, but you could probably make your own from packaging material, etc.)
  • Adhesives (I used glue dots, glue sticks, glossy accents)
  • Staples
  • Large button
  • Embroidery floss or thread and a needle
  • Ribbon (of course!)
  • Ricrac (of course!)
  • Label maker and tape

Step One: Create or purchase a 4×6 chipboard mini album with at least 31 pages.

Step 2: Create a Ribbon Flower

Simply loop and fold ribbons until you get the amount of “petals” you want. Then secure with a few stitches or a couple of staples through the center.

Step 3: Peel protective plastic off your acrylic and apply letter stickers to the front, being careful to avoid fingerprints on the back

Step 4: Punch holes through acrylic

Step 5: Line up acrylic holes and mark on the patterned paper where you want them

Step 6: Punch holes in patterned paper and stick brads through both layers

Step 7: Adhere patterned paper to chipboard cover (you may need to use glue dots on the corners)

Step 8: Apply chipboard letters to the project (you will probably need to use a wet adhesive such as diamond glaze or tacky glue)

Step 9: Make “A Photo Journal” label and apply

Step 10: Run stitches through the button and adhere to the ribbon flower

Step 11: Attach ribbon flower to project and add a rirac stem (I like glue dots for this)

Step 12: Tie a small bow and adhere to flower stem

And you’re done! Now you have a little book to add your photos to.

This project can easily be adapted for a brag book, a year-in-review album, or just about anything. Because a 4×6 photo will fill each page, the book goes together incredibly fast.

 Supplies: Chipboard; Cardstock-Hollo’s; Bind-It-All and coils; American Crafts paper and letter stickers; Heidi Swapp chipboard numbers; Dymo label maker and tape; Various ribbon; The Paper Studio brads; Dill Button; DMC floss; Acrylic tag-artbar.etsy.com

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ZZ Dec Kit “Out & About”


I used the green ribbon from this kit as well as some sheer red satin edged organza from SNS to finish off this 4×6 album. I will be taking 24 photos very shortly from a day in our lives to add to this project!

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Sometimes it’s the little things that finish off a project just perfectly… like these great Black and White Iron On Applique Flowers. 


 You can use them to ground a layout, add a feminine touch, or even gussy them up a bit and use them on a card like the one I did here.  (Using some letter stamps with my versa mark pad and white embossing powder, I stamped the word ‘friend’ around each of the petals.)  The possibilities are endless!


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Sassy December Ribbon Kit


I am not big on doing ‘themed’ layouts, but I have to say with this months Sassy Ribbon Kit, it came together pretty quickly.  I still have to add my photo once it’s developed, but, I did have a certain picture in mind when I created it!  I also used Prima Esprit on this layout which are available in the SnS store.


One of the greatest things about Savvy N Sassy kits, is their versatility.  With one kit I was able to go from a traditional green and white Christmas layout, to a pink, blue and green winter layout.  Gotta love that!

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Gift Wrap Ideas


Although I used the bright and cheerful December Sassy Ribbon Kit for these projects, you can use any of the awesome SnS ribbon.  The gift bag was made by covering up a simple brown paper bag.  I cut 5.5″x7″ pcs. of cardstock for the front and back, and embellised with my patterned paper and ribbon.  (The second smaller one is designed to hold a gift card.) 

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Seasons Blessings!


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