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Archive for February, 2010

Please join us in welcoming the new Design team for March through August.  Everyone who applied was wonderful and the decision was not an easy one. Instead of 3, we have added 5 to the team.  In addition, Holly will be staying on as DT Coordinator and I (Katie) will be staying on as Blog Coordinator.

Please welcome your new Ribbon Design Team members (click on names to be taken to their blogs):

Ali MacDonald

I’m Ali, partner to Pete (Cndn Air Force) and Mom to 4 kiddos and 4 rescued critters plus a horse! I’m a happily addicted scrapper who loves to sew on paper.
I treasure the time when I focus my creative energy on saving memories for my kids! I know I’ll never be “caught up“ in scrappin’ the stories of this family; but it’s OK. It’s all about the creative process! I love to combine writing & paper crafts to create something beautiful. I adore buttons, trims, texture, & crisp clean lines. An organized person by habit, I make one heck of a mess when I scrapbook! I am a person blessed to see the “silver linings” in clouds, and who loves to teach and laugh! It’s awesome to be here:  I’m 100% thrilled to be a part of the Savvy ‘n Sassy Design Team!

Avina Lim

Hi! I’m Avina from the sunny island of Singapore where scrapbooking is probably a national hobby! I’ve been scrapping for 2 -3  years now.  Scrapbooking is my creative outlet and stress reliever! I love experimenting in any form, all the way from techniques to even styles of scrapping!  I look forward to inspiring you and being inspired by you!

Janet Zeppa

My name is Janet and I live in St.Catharines. I have been married for 35 years and have 3 grown children. I work in my local Hospital as a Medical Laboratory Technologist and teach a fitness class 2 evenings a week.
Why do I scrapbook? Because it’s fun!!! I like to cut and paste and colour and paint and sew and basically I’ll try anything. I started scrapbooking and making cards about 5 years ago when my daughter got engaged. I knew I wanted to preserve every memory of her wedding. Now there’s no turning back.
It also brings me joy when I give my family and friends a gift that I have made just for them.
I’m very excited to be part of the SavvynSassy DT!

Jennifer Cassista


My name is Jennifer and I am totally thrilled to be part of this DT. what an incredible group of talent I am going to be surrounded by. I started scrapping a number of years ago in the CM style. Happily I threw down my stickers and ventured over to the “dark side” and there has been no turning back. My scrapping stuff now has taken over 1/4 of my basement and all of my dining room.
I am a full time labour and delivery nurse at a small community hospital outside of Toronto Ontario Canada. I am very lucky to have found such a wonderful job to do for the last 22 years.
I am married to my first boyfriend Gary. Those 22 yrs have gone by in a flash! we have 2 wonderful kids Jess is in dental hygeine school and Ryan is 14 and in grade 9.
I just can’t wait to get busy with this awesome team!!!!

Tamera Hockley

Well Hi There! I am Tamara and I live in central Alberta, Canada with my super but crazy kids- Madison, Corbin and Tanner, part-time step kids Michael and Andrew and my partner, Clayton. Oh yeah, and many, many furry, feathered and/or scaled friends. My most favorite things in life are kids, critters and creating! I was always “the kid with the imagination” and often got in trouble for doing things like cutting up pictures! “that’s just not what you do, Tam” my mom would say…  “they need to go into a photo album”…BORING! I remember when I wasn’t allowed to paint because my mom was busy etc, I quickly learnt ways to do it anyhow by making a brush from alfalfa flowers and paint from mud or squished bugs….who needs paper when you can find a million rocks! My friends would call me supportive, fun and creative. I would call me passionate, motivated and eager to learn. My style has a vintage twist but that doesn’t mean that all my projects look this way! My favorite designer is Tim Holtz and my biggest inspirations come from being outdoors. I absolutely love to take photos of little things, like flowers, rain drops or a mushroom- frost has been the focus in my lens a lot lately!  As much as I love the craft and create, I also love to teach and I can’t wait to share some of my ideas and projects with you! From cards to canvas, layouts to linens- most of all I hope that I can help you do more of what makes you happy!!

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THE GREAT RIBBON RAVE!
WIN A MONTHLY RIBBON KIT FOR A YEAR CONTEST!!

It’s back!! Would you like to win a ribbon kit a month for a year!! Here is your chance

How can you win…?
–First you must register at Savvy N Sassy and have a minimum of 20 posts to enter the contest.
–Sign up at the official sign up thread….and let the games begin!
–It will be a six week contest…one assignment given at the beginning of each week. You must follow the instructions so read them carefully. There will be no eliminations, no one kicked off the island, no hurt feelings….if you compete in all six weeks you are in the running to win one of the three prizes!
–Challenges will be posted early each Monday and you have until the following Sunday at 11:59MST to post them to the gallery and the appropriate challenge thread.
–In addition, this year there will a little twist. You will be able to earn extra points throughout the contest. These points are counted toward your final total. You will find these opportunities in the Ribbon Rave forum.
— keep playing all six weeks
–post at least 10 times in the forums each week
— at the end of the six weeks the grand prize winner will be judged based on originality, clarity and uniqueness. Remember ribbon is very important in this contest. There is panel of judges to keep the contest fair.

Prizes:
1st place – Win a Savvy N Sassy Ribbon Kit for ONE year…that’s 12 fabulous kits – one arriving at your house each month!!

2nd place – Five ribbon kits of your choice (choices dependent on availability in the store upon completion of contest and sent at one time only)

3rd place — Four ribbon kits of your choice (choices dependent on availability in the store upon completion of contest and sent at one time only)

The only rules are:
— assignments must be uploaded by the time specified. If you miss out on the time, you are no longer eligible to win the contest.
— all assignments must meet the posted requirements
— basically just have fun!

Sign up by March 12th in the official sign up thread.
Round one begins March 15th and Round 6 finishes April 25th – Challenges run Monday to Sunday. All your projects must be uploaded by 11:59MST every Sunday night. That’s MOUNTAIN TIME. Anything uploaded after that time will be disqualified

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Savvy n’ Sassy is proud to present our first ever Copic Club!!!

Beginner or expert you’re welcome to join!!! We will give you a couple of options here so there is something for everyone! All markers in the store will be COPIC SKETCH MARKERS unless otherwise stated.

COPIC CLUB #1 – $11.50/month – Each month (around the 15th) you will get to choose TWO marker colors from the available instore stock. This works out to $5.75 per marker, which is a screamin’ deal!

COPIC CLUB #2 – $16.50/month – Each month (around the 15th) you will get to choose THREE marker colors from the instore stock. This works out to $5.50 per marker which is INSANE!!! Yes, Rhea has lost her mind!!!

Along with your markers, if you are a member of the Copic Club, you can pick up additional markers at the time you submit your monthly choices for only $6.00 per marker (Copic Club pricing)!! That way if you want to build your collection FASTER you will be able to do so rapidly and get Copic Club pricing on the markers to boot!! Regular store pricing on the markers is going to be $6.50. Most likely you will have your Copic Club orders shipped with your regular orders in your pizza box – you all get pizza box deliveries like me at least once each month right??? (*wink)…..but if you do need them shipped separately, they will be sent as lettermail. You can check your individual rate on the shipping information page.

Lisa & Ann will be heading up the Copic Team and providing lots of inspiration, challenges and hopefully a few tutorials to teach you exciting things to do with your new markers!! Please let us know if you have any questions!!! 🙂 We’re definitely here to help!

We can’t wait to get started!!! The markers will be arriving in the store SOON….so sign up today!!!!! You can find the sign up here.

**please note that prices are subject to change depending on the current exchange rate.

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I love this kit!  Still have a lot of ribbon to play with, but I’ve been under the weather and have run out of time.  🙂  Click on picture above to purchase.

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Click on the above photo to purchase the kit Holly used for these gorgeous projects!

DANCE INTO Spring
SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted slab papers
Assorted bobbles
Tim Holtz ticket
Spare parts brads
Misc. Flowers

DREAM CARD
SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted scrap papers
Pearl beads-Hobby Lobby
Prima flowers
Assorted buttons

HELLO CARD
SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted scrap papers
Prima Flowers
Unknown stick pin
Unknown gems
Pearl Beads-Hobby Lobby

IMAGINE-ALBUM COVER
SNS February Ribbon Kit
Prima Flowers
Misc. metal trinket
Tim Holtz metal frame

MISS YOU LOTS CARD
SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted papers
Prima Flowers
Unknown Frame(RAK)
Pearl Beads-Hobby Lobby
Assorted gems

SPRINGS UN THE AIR
SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted papers
Assorted Primas
Misc. buttons
Pearl beads-HobbyLobby

YOU and ME CARD
SNS February Ribbon Kit
Assorted papers
MM crystals
Prima flower
Misc sentiment

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Ok it’s back! With all the new CHA stuff coming it’s time to make room

Here are the rules:

~contest runs from February 1 to February 28th
~all items must have been in your stash prior to January 1st EXCEPT ribbon
~one entry = 1 layout OR 1 altered item OR 4 cards
~each entry gets a ballot, so the more entries you have, the great chance you have to win

You are playing for a $10 gift certificate to the store from Ann.

Any questions just ask HERE.

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Isn’t this the yummiest for Valentine’s day!!!

I love these colors. The brown is my favorite. Here is what I did.

My layouts

And my cards. I used those fabulous Copic markers to color these stamps. I love them!!

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