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Well…..it’s that time again!! ūüôā We are offereing the Basic Grey Page-of-the-Month club again this year (2012).

You will receive 12 kits – each months is $20. Kits can be shipped individually or held and shipped with other products – whichever you prefer. As you probably know, we’re offering free shipping on boxes that total over $100 (before taxes) and your kits will count towards this amount. ūüôā You can ship by yourself or get together with others from your area and ship together – whatever is easiest for you!!!

Let me know if you’re interested by emailing my at liway5@shaw.ca ….the only catch is that I need to know by Thursday noon!! Unfortunately I just got the info from Basic Grey this afternoon and I have to respond by their Thursday deadline!!!

Oh…and I should mention….if you fulfill your commitment of doing all 12 months – you’ll receive an EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER tote bag at the end of the year!!

C’mon in and join the club…it’s gonna be FUN!!

….Lisa ūüôā

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Hello all!!! Yes…if you haven’t heard, Savvy N Sassy is under new ownership!! Tara Ratcliff, current owner of Forget Me Not Scrapbooking, a brick and mortar store front in Vernon, British Columbia as well as Lisa Imthorn, original owner of Lisa’s Scrap Shack have formally purchased the Savvy N Sassy online store from Rhea. Lisa will be officially running the online site with Tara working in the background to ensure orders are packed and shipped in a timely manner. We officially took over last Monday with a whirlwind trip to Red Deer last weekend to pick up the stock and other goodies! We are soooo excited to be up and running online and hope to become your first stop shop for all of your scrapbooking needs. We will leave most things as they are for now but will have a couple of small changes!! First of all…we are implementing FREE SHIPPING for orders over $100 (before taxes). We are more than happy to hold your box if you wish to place smaller orders and will ship once your invoices total $100. ūüôā We also invite you to visit the Savvy N Sassy forum to chat and to post your creations in the gallery!! We look forward to seeing all of your hard work! ūüôā Come on over and say hello and watch for pre-orders and other exciting announcements in the forums! Please feel free to email us with any questions and as always, we thank you for stopping by and checking us out! We appreciate your business! …..Lisa & Tara

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Good morning everyone!!!¬† Here are my cards for this months Copic Reveal.¬†¬† I love all the new colors that have just been released – of¬†course you can find these in¬†the store!!!¬† Also, don’t forget to check out the new¬†Copic book which I’m sure will be filled with LOTS¬†and LOTS of GREAT tips on coloring!!! I can’t wait until mine arrives.¬† I should have it in the next week or two!!!¬† Can’t wait to try out some¬†new techniques!! ¬†¬†¬†¬†Well, thanks for stopping by…..have a GREAT weekend!!! …..Lisa ūüôā¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

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My but it seems like a long time since I’ve posted here!! Where does the time go?!!!¬† Here are my copic cards for the month of February!!¬†

Just a reminder that there are 12 new copic colors being released soon and Rhea has the preorder up in the store!!!¬† Go sign up now and be the first to receive these fabulous NEW colors!!!¬†¬†Check out the other preorders when you’re there – there’s tons of new stuff on the way!! ¬†Thanks for stopping by –¬† and stay tuned…..I will have a little copic challenge for you later in the month!!

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I decided that I just could NOT discard this little baking powder container when it was empty. It was TOO cute! I thought I’d use it for my SNS “How-to” ¬†project this month!¬†The best part about this project, aside from the fact that it is made using SNS ribbons… is that it is “GREEN!”¬† I reused and repurposed a container that otherwise may have ended up as plastic in a landfill.¬† I used scrap paper to decorate it, and buttons from my collection of ¬†recycled buttons to embellish it. The tag I created¬† used a¬† recycled clothing store tag¬† as its’ base.¬† Again-I used¬†some small paper scraps to decorate it.¬† You can even use up some of your ribbon scraps…. the lengths required are small! ¬†¬†

¬†Let’s see what we can create!

A~ Container to be altered: I was planning to use it on my desk to hold a roll of postage stamps!

Supply List:    


Piece of waxed paper to cover work area    

Scrap pce of old sandpaper- anything goes   

Garbage can to do the  sanding over   

Clean, damp rag to remove the sandpaper dust from container    

Paper trimmer &  sharp scissors     

10″ long (allows for a wee bit of overlap at ends)¬†x 1.5″ wide piece of leftover patterned paper in a pattern you like¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Mod-Podge (matte)    

Paintbrush to apply mod-podge    

Mini or Pop-up glue dots (SNS Store carries these HERE)    

MM Ribbon Glue (SNS Store carries this HERE)    

A strong adhesive like Tombow’s Mono Multi Liquid Glue¬†– for adhering pom pom trim directly to plastic top¬†¬†¬†¬†

4 buttons to form floral centers    

About¬† 5 flowers to group in a cluster.¬† I used:¬† 1- 2″ flower, such as these shabby chic ones by¬†¬†Prima, 3- 1.5 ” flowers and 1- 1 ” flower blooms in various coordinating shades (like these by Bazzill:¬†SNS Store Link.)¬†¬†¬†¬†

Gift Tag/Contents¬† list: recycle a small (1.5 ” x 1.0″) store tag or make your own. I covered one from a store and punched a hole in the top for the ribbon.¬†¬†¬†

Ink: for edges of gift tag; I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone, from the SNS Store    

Mini lettering for your Tag: I used Cosmo Cricket from the  SNS store.    

 From the September Ribbon Kit:    

¬†Three, 10″¬†lengths of ribbon¬† from the kit- brown velvet, cream dotted grosgrain and the mini¬†pom-pom trim¬†¬†¬†¬†

¬†Small¬† length¬†of cream dotted organza: about 4″ long ¬†(for tag)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

 How to alter your container Step by step:     

 1- Wash & dry container well. No need to remove label.    

 2- With top off, use sandpaper to rough up the surface of the plastic. Doing this standing over the garbage can means all the dust will be collected!     

 3- Using clean damp rag/cloth, wipe off the excess sanding dust.    

 4- Leaving the container top off,  and setting it aside, Mod-podge the surface of the container using a paintbrush (Remember: NO mod-podge on the container top.)    

 5- Apply the strip of patterned paper you have chosen to cover your container with around the middle, Mod-podged portion of container.  Overlap the ends of the paper, using  a little more Mod-podge as adhesive to seal the  ends where they overlap.     

 6-  Apply a thin layer of mod-podge all over the paper using the paintbrush. Allow 10 min to dry and apply another layer of mod-podge.    

7- Allow the mod-podge to dry on main part of container.    

8-  Apply a thin bead of strong glue (I used Tombow mono-multi) around the upper edge of the top of the container. Glue the brown pom-pom trim in place as seen below.   




9- Gather your pieces of  velvet and grosgrain ribbon.  You will be applying the  2 ribbons to the main portion of the container, over the patterned paper.      

10- Use MM ribbon glue to adhere the 2 ribbons, one at the upper edge of the container, and one at the bottom of the container, over the patterned paper, as seen in the photo below:  



¬†11- Create a floral cluster on the top¬†of the container,¬† at the edge. TIP: As you do this, ¬†make sure it is still easy to open it once this¬†top is¬†placed “on” your container.¬† Try it out carefully!¬†

Apply the flowers to the edge of the container top using Glue Dots. Use the buttons as flower centres, again using Glue Dots to secure. 

One  close-up view, showing the floral centres (buttons) and flowers in the cluster: 


One view of the container top, showing the floral cluster that’s been applied at the edge:¬†



¬†12- Next, create your little tag: Cover a store-clothing tag with cardstock.¬†¬†Ink edges, punch a hole for the ribbon, add ribbon using a slip knot. ¬†Trim ribbon ends. Add your label with Cosmo Cricket tiny type lettering. (Mine will say “Stamps”.)¬†



 13- Screw top onto container. Glue tag in place. Admire your completed altered  baking powder container!  

Ideas for using your pretty, reusable container: 

* Fill w/ wrapped candy  as a TY treat for a teacher, coach  or group leader 

* Hold a roll of postage stamps on your desk 

* Add funny quotes and encouraging  sayings  and  give to  for a shut-in or a senior citizen 

* Surprise! ¬†Ttry enclosing a ¬†gift certificate to the movies¬† or¬† a local restaurant and leave on a friend’s doorstep¬†

* Enclose a money gift for a teenager at birthday time 

* Store push-pins for your bulletin board or paperclips on your desk 

¬†¬†Thanks for popping in to see this fun, green project! Try one- I KNOW you’ll enjoy it!



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Happy September everyone!! Well, this month it is my turn to show you how to do the brick wall technique.¬† This one is super easy….all you need are your copic markers and your colorless blender pen.¬† I’ve done the brick wall with my samples this month – but if you think outside the box – you can use this technique to add any sort of “texture” to your cards and backgrounds!!!¬† Check out what¬†Ann did with her trees!! ¬†ūüôā¬†

So as I was sitting down to do this tutorial, I came across this YouTube video, which explains this technique perfectly!!!!¬†¬† As I don’t think I could explain it any better than Annabelle….please have a looksee at this ….and then lets see your designs!!!¬†

Brick Wall Technique by Annabelle

Here are my takes on this fabulous FUN technique!!

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Just click on this image to take you to the store so you can get your kit before they are all gone.

This kit with the beautiful browns and cream colours came at the perfect time for me.
All of the pages that I will be showing you are 8×8 layouts for my Mother’s album for her 80th birthday.

A photo from my parents 50th anniversary. The sheer ribbon added that touch of elegance.

On this page I  machine stitched the ribbon to the layout to hang my banner from.

The Websters paper was perfect to create a page about my Mom being a baker. I used the cute pompom trim here.

I used some old Making Memories paper that went perfectly with the brown trim and ribbon.

On this page with a photo of my Mom as a baby adding the sheer cream ribbons gave it that delicate feel.

I love this picture of my mother from last Mother’s Day! The heart on this page is created from the kit ribbons.

My last project is an altered pillowbox that showcases the lush velvet ribbon.

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I had fun with this kit! Super versatile! I did get a little obsessed with pinwheels this month, though.  Click on image above to purchase.

Loved playing with Echo Park Summer papers here!

Monochromatic cream layout with vintage doily.

My current planner, made with my bind-it-all!

Oct Afternoon thrift shop papers and more pinwheels!

And this one is various paper scraps from my desk. ūüôā

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Jennifer’s Sept DT reveals

this is September’s ribbon kit –trees of colour.

Grade 2
I used Bo Bunny learning curve papers for this layout. I used the ribbon in a subtle way on this layout…. as an accent on the journalling strips. I used Inque Boutique stamps, Basic Grey buttons, and unknown brads.

Happy Day
to be totally honest, I don’t know who all makes the papers that I used on this layout. I know the majority of it is Basic Grey. I used the brown pom pom trim under the picture to draw the eye to the picture since the paper are so busy. I used dew drops around the page to add movement as well.

This layout is made from K&Company papers. I cut a second piece of paper up and used it as accents. (they are popped up on pop dots) See the ribbon in the layers on the left? I added glitter to the polka dots and mounted it as an additional layer.

Butterfly card
my last creation was a quick card using scraps of paper. I don’t use yellow cardstock too often, so I had lots of it in my scraps area. The polka dotted ribbon really pulled the polka dot theme from the card and tied it all together. The small piece of patterned paper that I used on this card is from Basic Grey.

Trees of colour was an easy ribbon kit to play with. Why don’t you give it a try.

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Well Rhea did it again!! She chose such useful,¬†versatile ribbon for this kit, and she named it “Trees of Color.”¬† Beautiful!

Have a look at the kit, because it’s one you won’t want to miss out on!¬†

Link to the kit is right here:¬† “Trees of Color”

Beauty and versatility: this kit is NOT to be missed!


Project #1:¬† My first project is one that uses some really BUSY but cool paper from Black Market Paper Society. I just loved the combo¬† of yellow, rich¬†brown¬†and pink!~ The pink was perfect because I always think of Llamas as “girls” (they are such pretty creatures, I dunno, it’s¬†just my way of thinking of them, I guess) ¬†and this was the PERFECT choice of patterned paper! I was able to add a pink seedbead to every pink spot on this patterned paper too !¬†Looks pretty girl-y! !

These photos were taken at the famous and¬† animal-friendly¬†Oaklawn Farm Zoo, just¬†7 minutes from our home. It’s located in Aylesford, NS and well worth the visit!¬† Come see me too, while you’re in the area!

Here is¬†my “Llamas” LO:

Llama Paddock: Oaklawn Farm Zoo


A close-up shot  showing the pom pom trim & the sheer cream dotted organza ribbon: 

Organza Dotted cream ribbon and mini brown pom-pom trim can be seen here. Crocheted flowers also from Savvy n Sassy Store

Crocheted flowers ARE avail in the store… LINK ¬†

And another shot,  showing the journaling, pom-pom trim and plain brown grosgrain ribbon:

 Again:  You can find the Savvy n Sassy September 2010 Ribbon kit HERE.

¬†Project #2: “Mama Miniature” Layout

These photos were also taken at Oaklawn Farm Zoo. What a wonderful place! The September  Ribbon Kit content were perfect for showcasing thse pictures!  Title lettering: Cosmo Cricket, also available at the store (HERE).

"Mama Mniature"- horses at Oaklawn Farm Zoo

A couple of closeups for you:

Cream grosgrain wrapped around corner of tile and put thru a pewter ribbon slide as an accent. Brown mini pom-pom trim also visible accenting left side of picture.

Cream dotted organza ribbon was tied in an off-centre bow to enhance "baby picture."

Journaling close-up (font: Tabitha) clearly shows use of dotted grosgrain near top edge of LO.


Project #3: Captivating Shetland Pony: Duncan

Memorial LO done for a friend of ours who lost this sweet family member a few months ago.

Duncan, A Shetland Pony. LO shows much use of the Sept SNS Ribbon kit

Floral pouf created with dotted brown organza. Leaves created with same and the brown velvet ribbon as well

Brown velvet ribbon used as leaves in floral cluster.

Hope you’ve enjoyed these projects! Link to the latest Sept 2010 Trees of Color Ribbon Kit is right here:¬† “Trees of Color”.

Come back soon and visit the Blog, Forum and SNS Store! Lots of goodies, SNS  famous Ribbon Kits, a friendly storekeeper and always-GREAT service!

Chat soon! Thanks for popping by!

(Pssst, I have another Sept ribbon¬†kit project to share in a few days…. it’s a small, useful¬†altered item and will be so much fun to show you in a Savvy n Sassy¬†“How-to” Blog post!!! )

Be on the lookout!  

~ Ali

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