Archive for June, 2009

This was a great kit to work with. I  used the white lace with some Glimmer Mist to alter to the color I desired. I  also  used the turquoise loop braid, this color is fabulous!

“Tropical Splash” June SnS Ribbon Kit


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Summer 2008 Mini Album

 You can view the rest of the Album HERE

 Supplies:  Chatterbox, Pebbles Inc, SnS Ribbon, Making Memories, Daisy Bucket, Basic Grey, American Crafts, K&C, Cloud 9, Scenic Route, Fancy Pants, Doodlebug, P. Etc, Prima, 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels, Kaiser Craft, Maya Roads, DCWV, Heidi Swapp, EK Sucess, Junkitz, Smooch, Kelly Panacci, Bo Bunny , Ranger, WRMK, Magistical Memories, Stampin Up, Imaginatin Project, Autumn Leaves, Scrapworks.

 Huge White Cotton Cluny Lace from “Tropical Splash” June SnS Ribbon Kit


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Ever wonder if you can do something a bit fancier than a card with just one sheet of 8.5×11 paper or cardstock?  Well, I am here to tell you, YOU CAN!

Here is the little project we will be working on.  Is it cute?



  • 1 sheet of pattern cardstock or plain cardstock (8.5×11)(I am using Harmonie Loisirs PP)
  • 1 scrap of paper to stamp your greeting on
  • Greeting Stamp (I am using Daisy Bucket “I love your face” stamp from SNS’ store)
  • Ribbon
  • buttons
  • tape or glue 
  • dimensional pop dots (optional)
  • scor-pal (optional, but I love mine)



  1. With the short side of your piece of cardstock (8.5×11) to the top of your Scor-pal, score at 2.5 AND 6 inches.  (If not using Scor-Pal, score at 2.5 and 6 at the short side.
  2. Turn your paper around and now with your long side to the top of your Scor-pal, score at 4.5 AND 6.5 inches.  (If not using Scor-Pal, score 4.5 and 6.5 at the long side.
  3. Pre-fold all sides using your bone folder.  You want a good crease.
  4. Bring the horizontal fold to the vertical fold. and crease.  You are creating a diagonal fold.  Do this on all four sides.  Make sure you crease well those folds.
  5. Prefold the box by bringing the diagonal folds towards the box center. (so you know where to put your sentiment).
  6. Stamp your sentiment and color it on a piece of scrap paper.  Glue or add dimensional pop dots to the image into the front of the box.
  7. Fold the box, you don’t need to add glue (but I did add to mine to keep it a bit more sturdier)
  8. Put the flaps together and punch two holes (both flaps at the same time) to thread the ribbon through. 
  9. Thread ribbon and tie some buttons to the ribbon.  

Special thanks to Beate Johns for such a great idea and tutorial, at Split Coast Stampers.



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Hi everyone!

Here is what I did with the “A Day In the Yard” kit!  This is a fun kit since it is all little pom-pom trims!  And who doesn’t love pom-poms?


I wanted to add emphasis to the picture, since so much is going around it.  So I decided to add the blue pom-pom trim to the framed photo.  Notice that I since it was not the perfect match of color, I decide to add a few different flowers and sticker to play with different hues and values of blue.

inside-outLife is better with an Oreo!  (I think I might scrap that picture again with that statement as a title.)  I wanted to celebrate my daughters joy of eating an oreo.  I used some of the SnS May Kit – Ann’s Picks for the tag and a some brown pom-poms from SNS June kit – A day in the yard.  The brown was just perfect to reflect the color of the Oreos, plus it added some fun and a celebrating touch, don’t you think?

intrainingIn the “in training” LO, I wanted to keep it simple but happy, so that is why I chose the color red.  Red depicts passion, and that is what I saw in you while you enjoyed watching people go on the roller coaster.  For this LO, it wasn’t sure how I was going to use the pom-pom trim, but I knew I wanted to staple it.  This type of trims are better when stapled to the LO than glued.  I just needed to groun the picture a bit more since it wasn’t framed, and that trim just added the needed help.


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Feeling Left Out


Basic Grey Archaic papers
Foam letters-?
Black paint
Black Zig writer
Ranger-Walnut distress ink
Petaloo flowers

Altered Frame


Dollar Tree Frame
Basic Grey Archaic Paper
Maya Road Bird and Branch
Assorted Paints
Modge Podge

Father’s Day Card


Crate Paper
Assorted stickers
Heidi Swapp Clock
Handmade crochet flowers
Felt flower
MM brad

Birthday Card


Basic Grey Cupcake Paper
Maya Road Butterfly

My Boy @ Ten


Basic Grey papers
MME tag
MM Safety Peis
White uniball pen

Nathan’s First Father’s Day


Basic Grey Periphery
Hambly transparency
Pink Paislee die cut paper
MME rubon

Wonderful You Card


Basic Grey Cupcake Paper
Felt Flower
Unknown hrt brad
Unknown tag

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We are so happy to announce the new SavvynSassy Design Team!

Ann – returning as DT Co-ordinator

Katie – returning as Blog/Promo Co-ordinator

Dalis – returning DT member

Holly – returning DT member




Stick around for more information on our designers as well as fantastic new creations from each of them starting in July!

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Sadly this is the end of my design team term with Savvy N Sassy. It has been so much fun! I have loved working with all the gorgeous ribbons each month and the other wonderful ladies from the design team! Thank you Savvy N Sassy!!

This month my kit is the ZZ June Estate Sale kit. I just love the blues and the huge variety of different ribbons in the kit!

A Splash of Summer


The kids have such fun each summer going to Peanut Beach and using our inflatable boat. I used the pompom trim to add some waves to the photo.

We Are Family


I used a scallop motiv, the measuring tape ribbon and some tied ribbon for this family layout.

Sweet Fun


I just loved this pompom trim and used it on quite a few of my projects. Lots of flowers on this page and some ribbon tied through the buttons.

Love & Togetherness


I used a Magistical Memories chipboard heart border as well as the Pebbles Inc. So Tweet line for this layout. The pompom trim, some doodling and ribbon crisscrossed under buttons finishes it off.

Time Together


I used a lot of different elements for this boyish page of my son and our dog. The wavy black and white ric rac and measuring tape ribbon help as accents on my page.

Thank You Card


Brothers Card


I used a My Mind’s Eye kit to make these 2 cards, as well as some black Kaiser gems and black ribbon from the kit.

Thanks for looking,


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Do you like pom pom ribbon? Then this kit is for you. It’s got 4 beautiful colors of pom poms. It was lots of fun to play with. Here are my creations.

First I used some My Mind’s Eye paper and die cuts with the brown pom pom

JuneSnSpompom1 (Large)

And some cards:

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A few Christmas cards

JuneSnSpompom3 (Large)

SnSJunpompom4 (Large)

And my favorite. These photos where taken by the very talented Lisa McDonald, you can find her website here

SnSjunepompom6 (Large)


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I was super excited to get to work with this kit this month!  So bright and fun and summery.  And the lace in here is GORGEOUS!  I can’t wait to use it on more projects.  Click on the image above to order.

Life is Sweet Altered Canvas

Supplies: Ricrac and lace from the kit, acrylic paint, various inks, vintage French book text, tissue paper, Martha Stewart glitter, Autumn Leaves buttons, American Crafts Thickers and rubons, raffle ticket, Maya Road chipboard ice cream top, extra-fine sharpie

Notes: I created the ice-cream cone out of a page from a vintage (1920s) French book and stripes of ricrac slightly aged with ink.  The “ice cream” part of the cone started with a maya road chipboard shape from the cupcake set.  I covered with glue and layers and layers of crumpled tissue paper.  Finished it off with some glitter and tiny buttons.

Summer Planner

I’m really loving these older WRMK papers right now!  So much fun for summer.

Supplies: ribbons from the kit, WRMK papers, 7gypsies gaffer tape, bind-it-all coils

Notes: I used ribbons from the kit on the bookmarks and on the front of the book.  I LOVE swiss dot grosgrain because you are effectively getting two ribbons for the price of one.  You can use the dotted side or flip it over for a coordinating solid.  The same ribbon that is used on the bookmarks is flipped over and used on the front of the book.

Meeting Sam

Supplies: red pompom trim from the kit, WRMK papers, handmade flowers, Pink Paislee and American Crafts stickers.

Notes: this super simple layout really benefited by adding the red pom-pom trim as an extra textural element.

Everyday Cards

Simple cards made from scraps.

Supplies: Trim and ribbon from the kit, WRMK papers, 7Gypsies seal, primas, buttons

Smile Chipboard Gift Album

Supplies: Lots of ribbons, ricrac, and trim from the kit as well as extras from my stash, Cosmo Cricket papers and stickers, 7gypsies gaffer tape, Primas, various buttons

Notes:  These little books are SOOOO much fun to make, I’m kind of addicted.  There are several more pages, but I’ve just included the one as an example.

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This kit has gorgeous colors. The blues and reds are so vibrant. I loved the color combo. I had lots of fun playing with it.

For my first creation I used the gorgeous white lace in the kit and I sprayed it with glimmer mist to match my fall themed layout. I loved how it turned out.

JuneSnSother1 (Large)

Next I decided to make an jar to hold some of my ribbon. I found this little jar at the dollar store and thought it would be perfect.

JuneSnSother2 (Large)

Next I decided to make a little lunch tin to hold a matching set of cards.

JuneSnSothertin (Large)

And I made 4 cards to go with it. Here is a picture of one.

JuneSnSothertincard (Large)

A very fun kit to work with.


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Altered VHS Case Mini-Book or Storage Box

I picked up a bunch of these cases for 10 cents each thinking that there had to be something cool to do with them. I set them on a bookshelf and it made me think…what a cool way to store a mini book or photos/momentos of a special occasion! It keeps everything together in a durable, easy to store case.

Supplies Needed:
-VHS case with clear plastic cover
-Patterned papers of your choice (I also used a Hambly overlay)
-Embellishments of your choice
-Ribbon and/or fabric tape (7gypsies Gaffer tape works well)
-Small binder rings or bind-it-all and small coils if you wish to bind your book
-Alphabet stickers or stamps or a printed title

1. If you are re-using a VHS case, remove the paper “label” from under the plastic cover and use it as a template to cut your patterned papers. If your case does not have a label, measure the space and cut your patterned paper to size. If you have double-sided paper, that’s a bonus, because it will show on the inside as well!

2. Carefully slide your cut patterned paper inside the cover. If you are adding an overlay, measure to size, and slide that in as well. (see detail pic, for reference)

3. Use ribbon and a good glue or gaffer tape around the outside of the cover, to add some texture. (see detail pic for reference)

4. Add any other desired embellishments. Flat embellishments can go on the inside of the cover, “lumpy” ones on the outside. If you are applying embellishments to the outside, be sure to use a really good glue.  Here’s a detail pic.  You can see how I added the overlay inside the plastic cover, the gaffer tape on top, the flower on top, and the chipboard in the bottom right corner.

5. Add a title under or over the cover on the spine.

6. Leave as-is for a photo case or…

7. Cut several pieces of cardstock to approximately 4″ x 6.5″ (exact size will depend on the case you are using) I chose black cardstock to make the colors pop.  I also used some Hambly overlays on their own as pages. 

8. Punch holes in the cardstock pages for binding

9. Embellish pages with patterned paper, ribbon, photos, embellishments as desired.

10. Bind pages and store in case.  Since I’m doing a make-ahead book, I punched the pages with my bind it all, but I’m temporarily tying with ribbon, so that I can add some full-size 4×6 prints as additional pages when I get them from this year’s vacation.  Here are some of the inner pages:

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