Wednesday, August 5, 2020

What a Ride! Layout

Introducing the Happiest Place collection with a fun, and interactive, Flip flap addition!  This layout was created to capture moments that were full of fun - whether it be at an amusement park, a carnival, street fair or even Disney!  I love the simplicity of the layout and how it highlights the photos.  

Although not seen in the picture here because of the camera glare, the flip flap is attached to the top of the page protector.  The flip flap is filled with Silver Star Confetti and then sealed with red-line double sided tape.  A strip of Black Shimmer Trim is adhered over the inside seal of the flip flap and then a second piece is adhered on the top of the flip flap overlapping where it shows through on the opposite side.  Trim the edges of the shimmer trim to fit the edges of the flip flap.  I love the magic that the confetti filled flip flap adds! Thanks to Close To My Heart for showing this technique to me!  

The ferris wheel is such a cute sticker!  So detailed!  This is popped up on Thin Foam Tape and a small Glacier star sticker is added to the center of the spokes. 

The other detail that I love is the stamped title ""#whee!".  This is stamped with our new stamp Magical Alphabet with Black Ink. I inked the stamps and then I daubed a sponge lightly over the stamps before stamping them onto White Daisy cs.  By doing this, it allowed the stamping to looked "chalky" like the confetti patterned paper is. It is then cut out, and adhered to the photo with Thin Foam Tape.  This is such a cute font - a must have for all stampers and scrapbookers and I am sure one that I will use over and over again!

Supplies used: (CC2701) Happiest Place Paper Pack & Stickers, (Z1809) Black Shimmer Trim, (D1937( Magical Alphabet Stamp Set, (Z3314) Black & White Dots, (Z2900) Silver Star Confetti, (Z3235) 4” x 4” Flip Flaps, (X6047) Black cs, () White Daisy cs, (Z2060) Thin 3-d Foam tape, (Z3341) Thin 3-d Foam Dots, ((Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3340) Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen.   All of the current items may be purchased on my Close To My Heart website at:

If you love this layout, the "What a Ride" Layout kit, can be purchased in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop by clicking here.

Sassfully yours, 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Shaker Element Banners

So, I have a confession to make. I am passionately obsessed about our shaker elements!  And not just a little obsessed...we are talking majorly obsessed!  I love to think out-of-the-box and see what I can do with them.  Of course, they are designed for our cards, but have found that I love incorporate them in my scrapbooking layouts, and most recently, I have used them to create both ornaments and banners.

When Close To My Heart first introduced the Summer Vibes collection, the little pink flamingo found in the Acrylic Shapes took my heart! I knew right away that I wanted to use this for home decor in my daughter's room.  She claims that flamingos are her spirit animal and she loves anything pink!  So I played with several ideas and came up the idea of using the shaker elements to create a banner and that I have started, I just cannot stop creating them!  

This is the banner that I created for Abby's room!  It uses our new color that is appropriately called "Flamingo", the Acrylic Shapes, and our Silver Foil paper.  To incorporate the elements that I wanted to use (I wanted three of that cute flower for placement), I used three sets of the Acrylic shapes but you could certainly alter to so that you could use just one set.

Here is a banner that I created to hang on our Christmas tree - but it could easily be used on an interior door or as a wall hanging.  This one was created with a retired paper collection and it is available to purchase in my In All Sassiness Designs shop while supplies last.

Supplies used:  (Z4310) Shaker Window Foam and Acetate, (Z3366) Silver Foil Paper, (retired) Beary Christmas paper, (Z4304) Silver Loose Sequins, (Z341) Mini-Glue Dots, (Z679) Liquid Glass, (X7258C) Summer Vibes Coordinating Cardstock (Flamingo), (X7258E) Summer Vibes Acrylix Shapes, (Z4182) Thin Cuts - Stitched Hearts, (Z4309) Thin Cuts - Shaker Window and Confetti, (Z3563) Diamond Stickles and Ribbon.  Current Close To My Heart products may be purchased at:

Note:  There will be a video posted soon with a step-by-step on how to create the shaker element banners.

Create sassily!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Ladybug Happies!

"Lots and lots of ladybugs"  my favorite quote from Under the Tuscan Sun!  And I adore ladybugs!  They are just a little smile waiting to happen and these little "happies" are no exception!  

These are one of my many create and takes for my presentation in the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo @ Home Virtual Expo on Saturday @ 10:30am Pacific.  (Click here to find out all the details.)  I would love for you to join me!!  Each create and take will have a how to video in the description so that you can follow along and create with me.  Step-by-step.

The kit comes with pre-cut and pre-scored boxes, pre-stamped wings, the needed ribbons, Shaker disks and foam, loose sequins, brads, patterned paper, scallops, three treat tubes, detailed instructions and a color photo.  In addition, if you would like to create additional boxes, you will receive the Cricut Design Space file.  You will need to have CTMH's Artiste' and Stitched Together Cricut Collections to cut the file.  If you don't have these already, you can always purchase them using my Cricut affiliate and I will receive a small commission.

Box style one:  Treat tubes.  So cute right?  There is a treat tube filled with red and black jellybeans (not included) extended from the little box.  The tube supports the ladybug.  Here you can also see the wings in full flight!  The tag has a ric-rack hanger that is anchored to the tube to keep the ladybug in place.

Box style 2:  angled box

Box style three:  Rectangle Box.

The ladybug Thin Cut and stamp are available on my Close To My Heart website, however I am also offering them as a part of my Expo Participant specials.  You can access that link by clicking here.

B1703 Hello Ladybug

Z3710 Ladybug Thin Cut

Here is a step-by-step how-to video that teaches you how to create these sassy boxes!

Click here to order this adorable kit before it takes flight and retires!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Extended Story - Seas the Day

Story by Stacy is an exciting scrapbooking concept where we take a story and basically extend it beyond a 12" x 12" layout.  It can be extended in many different ways, with a variety of page types, shapes and sizes.  For this project, I chose to use the page types and sizes that are included in the Memory Protector combo set - a single 12" x 12" page, (I added a second one of these so I would have a left and right page), an 8 1/2" x 11" page back and front, a 6" x 6" page back and front, a 4" x 6" horizontal pages plus pocket page and a 3" x 4" horizontal pages plus pocket page.

As I explained this morning in my Facebook Live class in my VIP In All Sassiness Scrapbooking Group, I find such joy creating these extended story because I love to journal but also, I love creating them!  Little scraps and pieces here and there find a home on my layouts because there is so much more room to create.  

For me, I find that this concept works well when I have too many pictures, or story to tell, for a traditional 12" x 12" two page spread.  When I choose to use this concept, I choose a story that has a beginning and an end and yet has several stories within the greater story.  So for i.e. if you scroll down towards the bottom of this entry, you will see this project with my pictures--I chose to focus on my son's first time snorkeling.  I have pictures of him on the dock before we left, on the boat, of friends with us, and of him at the various stages of his adventure.  

If you have not tried an Extended Story project, I highly recommend it!  They are a lot of fun to create and even more rewarding to enjoy once they are completed.  

Here are close ups of the individual pages in this Extended Story:

Left page - with the story in between - right page:

8 1/2" x 11" page back and front:

6" page front and back:

4" x 6" and 3" x 4" horizontal pocket pages:

Supplies used:  (Z4092) Memory Protectors Combo Pack, (Z1984) Top Loading Memory Protectors, (X7255S) Seas the Day Paper Pack with Stickers, (Z3314) Black and White Dots, (X7255D) Seas the Day PML cards, (1385) White Daisy cs, (X5957) Sapphire cs, (X9013) Mix In Paper, (Z3231) 4" x 6" Flip Flaps, (Z3230) 3" x 4" Flip Flaps, (Z4079) Storyteller How To Book, (Z2060) Thin 3-d Foam tape, (Z3341) Thin 3-d Foam Dots, ((Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3340) Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen.  Current product may be purchased in my CTMH store at:

The pre-cut complete kit for this Extended Story is available in limited supply in my In All Sassiness Designs shop.

***my personal pictures of this project will be posted soon.***

Friday, April 17, 2020

Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Shaker Layout

Can you feel the love tonight?  I love how this layout came together!  It is filled with bright, vibrant colors and a blend of black glitter paper!  In addition, it incorporates shaker images, fun accents and adorable sequin-bling.  Originally designed for my own photos of The Festival of the Lion King show at Disney, I wanted paper and accents that worked well with the coloring of the show lights etc.  But as I worked with the papers and supplies that I chose to include, I kept thinking this would be great for so many different themes!  Family.  Childhood. Celebrations.  It really is a great overall theme that can be tailored to fit your pictures.

To see a larger view of the layout, simply click on the layout and it will open in a new, larger, window.
Here are some close up pictures of the various elements in the layout:

Glitter photo corners

Shaker Card element - lower right corner

title details

upper left shaker element detail

The layout complete with my personal photographs - Flip Flaps closed.

Flip Flaps open.

For those who would like to re-create this using their own supplies, here are the supplies that I used:   (Z2060) Thin 3-d Foam tape, (Z3341) Thin 3-d Foam Dots, ((Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3340) Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen. (Z3236) Black Glitter Paper, (X7242E) I (heart) Us PML cards.  (retired) I (heart) us Paper Pack. I (Heart) us Sequins.  The current products are available on my CTMH website at:

If you would like one of my layout kits, that is pre-cut for you, they are available in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop at:

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Oh, Happy Day!

Oh, Happy Day is right!  I am so happy to be sharing this layout with you tonight!  This layout came about as an idea to create something special for all of my scrapbookers that had attended my recent Shamrock Crop - the weekend before all of this craziness reached us here in Virginia.  Our crop was fabulous, yet it was overshadowed by this virus and I knew that many of my attendees were now at home and in the scrappin' mood - as self therapy and to comply with the social distancing.  I wanted to design a layout that they could create at home with the supplies I had already "gifted" them at our event and with me only needing to add a few pieces that could easily, and cost effectively be shipped to them.  At the same time, I have been teaching my clients new, and creative, ways to use our shaker card elements so I wanted to incorporate them into this layout.  So, below is what I came up with!

The layout features the Sapphire, Wisteria and Julep shades found in the Every Little Thing paper collection.  I was able to incorporate two shaker elements both used in different ways and to add some sparkle with the Stickles!  

To see a larger view of the layout, click on the photograph and it will open in a larger window.

Shaker card element one - the butterfly is adhered with Thin 3-d foam tape and the stickers are flat.  The sequins are adhered with Mini Glue Dots underneath the acetate and rim.

Shaker card element two - a "traditional" shaker card but adhered to the layout verses a card.  

Flower details - popped up with Thin 3-d Foam Tape, detailed with Diamond Stickles and Loose Sequins cascading and flourishing around the flowers.  Stickles are dotted inside of the sequins.

Title detail - popped up on Thin 3-D Foam tape and detailed with Diamond Stickles.

Not great at tracing circles for stencils to cut your photos?  No worries, for the smaller photos, I used the Shaker Card dies to cut my photos - the rim for the full circles and the inside of the stitched rim for the smaller matted photos.  Super easy, quick and fun!  That only left the large photo to trace and trim.

For my own personal layout, I used pictures of Abby with Belle during our trip to Disneyworld.  I loved these pictures with this paper collection because several of the pictures have light green and purple undertones in them - created from the dimmed lights.  As there was only one little bit of yellow in the layout - found in one of the flowers - I opted to color a few of the small daisy type flowers with my waterbrush and Canary ink for a soft subtle look and to carry the yellow from the dresses through.

Close up of larger triple matted photo.

Close up of small circle photos.

Supplies used:  (Z2060) Thin 3-d Foam tape, (Z3341) Thin 3-d Foam Dots, ((Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3340) Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen. (X7248S) Every Little Thing Paper Pack, (1385) White Daisy cs, (X6029) Julep cs, (X6032) Wisteria cs,  (Z4309) Thin Cuts - Shaker Window and Confetti, (Z4310) Shaker Card Foam and Acetate, (Z3566) Julep Loose Sequins, (Z3563) Diamond Stickles.  These items can be purchased by clicking here for my CTMH website:

Signature Class kits of this layout are available in my In All Sassiness Designs shop!  You can purchase one of these, and other layout kits designed by myself, by clicking:

Hugs, Tonya

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Did you ever see an elephant fly?

Why yes, I have seen an elephant fly!  At the Dumbo ride at Disneyworld.  This layout was designed just for that for my family, but I have included an alternate title of "zip-a-dee-doo-dah" for those who have other "magical" plans for this layout!

The layout has a balanced mixture of bold Disney colors, Minnie's signature polka dots, and black glitter for pizzaz!  Partner that with with the intricate scalloped borders and fun patterned circles and it is magic in the making.  Of course, the layout doesn't have to be for your Disney photos - there are many other possibilities by just changing the title.

I love how the large patterned circle compliments the little circles and polka dots throughout the layout!

Here is the layout with my photographs and memories on it.

Above flip flap

This is underneath the 4" x 6" flip flap that is on the upper photograph on the right page.

lower photograph

Supplies used:  (Z4181) Thin Cuts - Stitched Circles, (X6047) Black cs, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z3236) Black Glitter Paper, (Z3231) 4" x 6" Flip Flaps, (Z3314) Black and White Dots.  (retired) Magical paper, Cranberry cs, Black Fundamentals Accents, Thin Cuts - Scalloped Borders.  Current supplies may be ordered on my website at:

This kit is now available in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop.  You may purchase it by clicking here.