Posts Tagged ‘Challenges’

The SnS August kit is so well named…..” Summer Adventures”. The ribbons just cry out to be used with your summer photos but it doesn’t stop there because they are so versatile.

I’d like to share my layouts with you now.
First Dip

I used a technique of making Serendipity squares on this LO which is my challenge for you this month so please go check that out in the forum.
I tied ribbon around the squares and used strips of ribbon and attached them with some brads.


I used the cute little yellow ric rac ribbon as the string to make my banner on this page about my cute grandnephew Evan.

Catch A Wave

On this page I wanted to bring the focus to the right side of the page to balance the big wave on the left. To do this I used the aqua ric rac ribbon as a vertical line between the papers.
I used the yellow ric rac to underline my journaling.

Play All Day

For this page I wanted to bring the eye down from the title and photos
to the journaling and flower embellishments.
I ran a strip of ribbon horizontally across the page and “cinched” it in periodically with some brads.
Having fun in the pool tires little boys out!


I used some of the sheer yellow ribbon to make a bow and tie on my “Memories” charm.

2 In The Bed…

A favourite thing of mine to do with ribbon is ruffle it. It gives your page so much added dimension.
The polka dot ribbon went perfectly with my patterned paper!

Fun In The Sun

I love how the ribbon bow gave my octupus some added fun and whimsy!

Joy @ 55

Yes that’s me and I’m 55! Ack!!
I used the polka dot ribbon to make leaves for my handmade flowers. Just loop the ribbon and adhere underneath the flower.

I hope you enjoyed my projects this month. The ribbons are so amazing!
You can find all supplies used and closeups of my pages in the gallery.

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Hello everyone and WELCOME to the first official month of the COPIC CLUB!!!¬† Don’t know what that is???? Go here….NOW!! ūüôā¬† You won’t want to miss out on this screamin’ deal!!!!¬† Here are my creations for the month.¬† I focussed on grounding this month.¬† The first card, I just grounded my image with a grey outline (I don’t have the pen in my bucket¬† below, but I believe I used W3 or W1 – either will work).¬† You may have to click on the picture to make it larger as it is a little hard to see the detailed outline!

For the second image, I grounded by shading in W5, W3, and W1 – I worked the darkest color closest to the image and worked my way out.¬† Then I went over it ALL with my blender pen to really get that smudged, worn in look.¬† Sometimes you won’t want to blend it so well and leave a darker outline – it all depends what look you’re going for.¬† We’ll have more on this technique in the weeks to come.

…and a close up of the image….

For my third card, I just cut around my image.¬† I did ground her a little on the bottom just so she wouldn’t look like she was standing in mid air.¬† Otherwise, I just mounted her on my card!

My challenge this month – as we are just getting started….was to have participants show me some blending.¬† Just simple stuff – light to dark using as many colors as you want – even ONE.¬† In the first picture, I used three colors YG01, YG03 and YG05.¬†

and in the second photo I used just one color РB23.  I also used a teensy tiny bit of the blender pen on the really light areas. 

My copic “TIP” for the month of April seemed to be known by EVERYONE but me…..but I had no idea.¬† As I’m sure you know – there are two ends to a copic sketch marker – the chisel tip and the brush tip.¬† I am FOREVER pulling the wrong end off instead of the one I desire.¬† Well, did you know….there is a grey circular RING around the brush end of the marker!!!¬† This sure makes picking the right end easier!!¬† It has certainly helped me anyway!! Tee hee!!!

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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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I love this kit. It’s so yummy. I love how cream is so soft. Makes it super easy to use.

For this layout I decided to weave the ribbon loosely together and staple to the page. I like the feel of wind it gives:

For this one I used 2 of the different pompom ribbons to accent my horizontal strips:

And some cards:

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Okay, so I am a tomboy scrapper.  The great part about this ribbon kit is that it can be super girly, masculine, or neutral.

I never really been into sheer ribbons until I actually started to play and create with them.¬† They make nice, subtle background strips and “leaf” accents as I did on my gnome card above.

I do love tags, but find them outdated at times.¬† At the same time, a tag just doesn’t feel right without a ribbon topper.¬† Sheer ribbon works again, by accenting my color choices here, yet still blending in transforming this tag into a more trendier journaling spot.

Pink polka dot ribbon and the dark green velvet ribbon is pure girlyness here on my sparkly lemonade card.

I used the green pom-pom trim ribbon strand to add a little hip and whimsical feel to my thank you card.  As you can see, it is wide enough to place a larger sized brad through the trim.

The Fairy Garden kit just screams out shabby-chic to me.  The pink velvet ribbon is feminine and I love the added texture it brings to projects.

I fell in love with this sleepy fox print I found on IndieFixx, but wasn’t exactly sure how or where I would display it in my home.¬† I decided to alter a random wooden frame I found in my closet with a nature theme to mimic this print.¬† I trimmed out the inner frame edge in the dark green velvet.¬† The neat part about the dark green velvet is that the opposite side of it is a smooth light green.¬† I love when I tie a bow with the green velvet that it shows both sides and mixes textures.¬† For a dainty look, I overlayed the green lace trim over the velvet.¬† If you attempt to do this, I would recommend Zip Dry clear liquid adhesive or something similar with some heavy books placed on top.

I made this mini-book as part of DT Member Ann’s Go Green Challenge.¬† It is made from 4 toilet paper rolls.

The toilet paper roll is flattened with the end open to create a little slot where you can slip in little tags and extra pictures for this family mini-book.

Thanks for looking! ūüôā

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This is a beautiful kit to work with. I love the olive green and bright pinks, it’s a wonderful combination. I had lots of fun making a bunch of cards. It matches a lot of different paper.

Before I get to the cards I have an altered item to share. I did it for my “Go Green” challenge in the forums here

Julymonthly2 (Large)

Now for some cards.

SnSJuly1 (Large)

SnSJuly2 (Large)

SnSJuly3 (Large)

SnSJuly4 (Large)

SnSJuly5 (Large)

SnSJuly6 (Large)

These are just a few. I will post the rest tomorrow


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Savvy N Sassy has grown leaps and bounds with our unique and diverse ribbon kits. To celebrate our growing site, we want to award someone with winning a ribbon kit each month for a year!!

And not only that, you will be able to chose which kit you want each month…its like free shopping!!! Who wouldn’t want that honor!??

1st place ‚Äď Win a Savvy N Sassy Ribbon Kit for ONE year‚Ķthat‚Äôs 12 fabulous kits ‚Äď one arriving at your house each month!!

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

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

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 in thread‚Ķ.and let the games begin!
–It will be a six week contest‚Ķone assignment given at the beginning of each week. There will be no eliminations, no one kicked off the island, no hurt feelings‚Ķ.if you compete in all six weeks you are in the running to win one of the three prizes!

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!

How do you win?
— keep playing all six weeks
— at the end of the six weeks the grand prize winner will be judged based on originally, clarity and uniqueness‚Ķjudges to be annouced
— 2nd and 3rd place will be random draws so anyone can win in the Great Ribbon Rave!!

Sign up by February 28th 2009
Round one begins March 1st 2009 – Contest runs Sunday ‚Äď Saturday!!


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This month I had such a great time working with the SNS April Showers kit!

I love that although the ribbons are all blue and white, they can be used for a variety of vastly different coloured projects!!

For this layout I used the white cotton lace from the kit. It was also a challenge from our Olympics Online crop last week. I used little gems on the waves to give a bit of shine to the water.  

For this layout I used the white venice lace from the kit….another challenge from the online crop! I just love the white lace!! I also¬†used the¬†Bo Bunny Teen Chic papers from the store.

I altered this Kaiser Craft floral hanging keepsake with Upsy Daisy Designs Tweet paper line from the store, periwinkle satin edge organza and columbia blue white stitch from the kit. What a fun project to do!

This month we were also lucky enough to be sponsored by Tin Box Creations¬†and¬†got to use their cool clear photopolymer stamps!! Thanks so much Tin Box!! I got to work with the fun and creative¬†Styl’n Around stamp set. These are my projects using the stamps and SNS ribbon together! What an awesome combination!!

For this layout I used the stamps to make the snowflakes for the background. I also used the white venice lace, one of my favourites!

For this layout I used the stamps to make a decorative border around the page. The ribbon I used is white venice lace (again), huge dusty blue ric rac and white blue venice lace daisy.

I used 5 different Styl’n Around stamps to make these cards. It’s fun to see the many different uses for these stamps…flowers, snowflakes, funky designs, borders…they are so versatile! Ribbons I used are: white venice lace, white cotton lace,¬†huge dusty blue ric rac, columbia blue white stitch, periwinkle satin edge organza¬†and white blue venice lace daisy.


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Here are a few more goodies I made!  This first one is a set of tea bag covers.  I used the wonderfully versatile Empty Alpha Lower stamp set from Tin Box Creations, along with the SnS April Showers Ribbon Kit.

And this little number was made for one of Linda’s challenge at our recent crop, also using the SnS April Showers Ribbon Kit.

Now it’s your turn to show us what you can do with this awesome ribbon kit.¬† Remember to add your creations to the gallery, we love to see what you guys do with¬†our ribbon kits!

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For our week long Olympic Crop!!  This crop promises to be the best ever at Savvy N Sassy, with incredible classes, awesome make n takes, and challenges galore to keep your mojo kicked into high gear!!  Still on the fence, well how about this for inticement???  THIS (below) is our GRAND PRIZE!!!

 Grand Prize

With prize sponser like Tin Box Creations, Tinkering Ink, Mambi, Making Memories, CTMH, TLC, not to mention A TON of goodies from Savvy N Sassy and the Design Team, you don’t want to miss out!¬† You can¬† see more pictures of our awesome prize line up HERE.¬† And you can get in on the fun that’s already under way HERE!¬† Mark your calendars, and we’ll see you at the crop!!

 Crop Info

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