Saturday, November 28, 2020

Joys of the Season Scrapbooking Celebration!

New date:  December 4-6th!
Here are the kits (minus a few surprise happies) that are included in the event's box!

To register for this event, whether for in person, or in playback, visit: 


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Home for the Holidays

It is a Buckeye day (Go Bucks!) so what better day to share this layout created incorporating our new color Scarlet?

This layout was designed, and inspired, from a favorite Christmas layout several years ago and I love the fresh new look!  Such a simple layout to create and by pairing the patterned paper with just cardstock, it allows the pattern paper to just pop!

So let's walk through creating the layout.  You can create it with the Comfort and Joy paper collection, or another favorite paper collection.

1.  The bases for both pages are French Vanilla cardstock.
2.  For the left page, the patterned paper is 11" x 11".  This is centered, and adhered to the base.
3.  The green paper is New England Ivy.  This piece is 8" x 11".  It is adhered flush with the right base edge and centered vertically.
4.  Cut a 2" x 12"  piece of Candy Apple cs.  Adhere 2" to the left of the right base edge.
5.  Cut a 1/2" piece of Scarlet Glitter paper.  Adhere to the right of the Candy Apply cs.
6.  Cut a 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" piece of French Vanilla cs.  Center, and adhere, with Thin Foam Tape with the NEI space to the left of the Candy Apple cs.
7.  Cut a 5" x  7" piece of Candy Apple cs.  Center, and adhere, inside the French Vanilla mat with Thin Foam Tape.
8.  Cut, and adhere, a 1" x 3" piece of Scarlet cs.  Adhere to the left of the combined mats/NEI piece and flush with the left base edge.
9.  Create a sticker/embellishment cluster in the lower left corner of the photo.
10.  For the right page, cut two pieces of 4" x 12" New England Ivy cs.  Adhere the top one with the dark side up 2" below the upper base edge.  Adhere the lower one with the light side up directly below the dark one.  Both pieces should align with the corresponding NEI piece on the left page.
11.  Cut, and adhere, a 3" x 11" piece of the patterned paper.  Adhere 1/2" to the left of the right base edge and center vertically.
12.  Cut five 3" x 4" mats from Candy Apple cs.  Adhere the first one flat overlapping the patterned paper and over the dark NEI cs.  Adhere the remaining four pieces with Thin Foam Tape within the NEI cardstock - two per section.
13.  Cut two pieces of Scarlet Glitter paper: one 1/2" x 4 1/2" and the second 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Adhere both flush with the left base edge.  The shorter one is 1/4" below the light NEI cs and the longer piece is 1/4" below that one.
14.   Create a cluster of stickers/embellishments over the glitter strips.
15.  Add the bow sticker with Thin Foam Tape to the top of the flat 3" x 4" Candy Apple mat.  Add a dot of Carnation Liquid Pearls to the center of the bow.
16.  Adhere the "Home for the Holidays" sticker in the lower right corner of the base as shown.
17.  Using the Liquid Pearls Red Carnation, Opal and Onyx, add "dots" to the patterned paper randomly to look like berries.  
18.  Using the Red Carnation Liquid Pearls, adhere two dots to the right of the shorter Scarlet Glitter strip and two dots to the left of the upper part of the patterned paper strip.
19.  Use the Gold Shimmer Brush and brush along the veins of the poinsettias.

Detail photos:

Featured supplies:  (X6049) Scarlet cs, (Z3839) Scarlet Glitter paper, (X7261S) Comfort & Joy Paper Pack and Stickers, (X6046) French Vanilla cs, (X5959) New England Ivy, (X6038) Candy Apple cs, (Z3316) Gold Shimmer Brush, (Z3799) Red Carnation Liquid Pearls, (Z3791) White Opal Liquid Pearls, (Z3790) Onyx Liquid Pearls, (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.  These supplies can be purchased on my Close To My Heart website by clicking here.

Make it sassy!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

My Sassy Perpetual Calendar!

And speaking of calendars...yesterday I shared my Advent and countdown calendars, this morning I have a different type of calendar to share!  Close To My Heart has introduced a new Perpetual Calendar and I have created one just in time for the holiday gift giving season!

When this calendar was introduced, CTMH shared a version that many of the artists at the Home Office created.  each person took a page and I loved the variety of fonts and elements that were incorporated.  I built my foundation from those pages and then many of my pages were inspired by some of my favorite layouts that I have created throughout the year - my philosophy was I had already pulled together the elements, concepts, color palettes for my layouts.  I  I fell in love with those so why not use those same "ingredients" for my calendar pages?  

You will note that I incorporated our fabulous Glitter Paper in almost every page as well as our incredible Holographic paper.  Both cut beautifully on the Cricut and with our Thin Cuts.

Note: the finished size is 6 1/4" x 11 1/2".

My Sassy version of this calendar can be purchased to two formats to meet your own personal needs:

1.  You can purchase the custom pre-cut, and individually bagged, pieces and elements for all of the pages for $15 and then if you are a consultant on my team, or one of my VIP's, you can order the calendar pages and base yourself to receive all of your benefits. -OR-

2.  You may purchase the custom kit, and the calendar for $32.

Details can be found in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop at:

Make it sassy!

Advent & Countdown Calendars

Close To My Heart introduced a new Thin Cut at the beginning of September and I just couldn't wait to use it to create an Advent Calendar!  This calendar is created with the Comfort and Joy paper collection along with our beautiful Scarlet Glitter paper - the two pair beautifully together!  

The finished calendar is showcased in an 8 1/2" x 11" Black frame with the glass taken out so that the doors can be easily accessed.  

I used a layer of acetate to protect the little elements behind the doors so that the calendar could be used year after year.

Accents of Gold Foil paper are found in the stickers that complement the paper, so I included small pieces of Gold Foil under a few of the windows.  I used the Black dots from the Black and White Dots embellishment set - they were glued down with the Tombow Glue to add an extra layer of adhesion.  

Here are the supplies that were used in my calendar:

Supplies used:  (Z6526) Scarlet Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z3685) Tabbed Doors Thin Cuts, (Z3314) Black & White Dots,  (Z3790) Black Onyx Liquid Pearls, (Z3839) Scarlet Glitter Paper, (X7261S) Comfort & Joy Paper Pack with Stickers, (Z3762) Pennant Alphabet Stamp Set & Thin Cuts, (Z4314) Rectangle Foam & Acetate, (X6047) Black cs.

If you would like to make your own variation of my calendar, the supplies can be purchased at:

Once I completed my Advent calendar, I had the idea to also create a Halloween countdown calendar featuring our adorable little Spooky Gnomes Stamp and Thin Cut Set.  I adore both calendars for their different purposes!

Supplies used:  (Z3802) Grape Shimmer Trim, (D1962) Spooky Gnomes Stamp Set, (X9019) Mix-In Paper Pack, (X6047) Black cs, (X6053) Avocado cs, (Z3875) Black Bursts Embellishments, (Z3314) Black & White Dots, (Z3236) Black Glitter Paper, (Z3762) Pennant Alphabet Stamp Set and Thin Cuts, (Z3685) Tabbed Doors Thin Cut, (C1874) Boo-tiful Characters, (Z2805) Black Exclusive Ink Pad.

Kits for both calendars can be purchased in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop.

Make it sassy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Gerber Daisy Sliding Shaker Box

Today I wanted to share an elegant, interactive sliding box that I created using my Cricut and our new Serenity collection.  I previously created a fall variation of this box, and just adore it!  My vision is to use these as plate accents for Thanksgiving - and when the recipient opens the box they will find a little verse of why each member of our family is thankful for them and a few little treats!  But beyond that, they could be used for so many other gift giving possibilities!!

Note how sophisticated, and elegant, the stitched design transfers to the Gold Foil paper.
Beautiful and quite the finishing touch in my mind.

Love this box and want to create your own?  I invite you to watch a how-to instructional video that I have created taking you step by step through the process:  If you would like to create one just like mine, you can order the supplies in my CTMH shop, or I have pre-cut kits available in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop.

Supplies used:
(Z3840) Sapphire Glitter Paper, (Z3342) Blue Belle Glitter Paper, (Z3676) Blue Belle Loose Sequins, (Z3800) Blue Belle Shimmer Trim, (Z3365) Gold Foil Paper, (Z3316) Gold Shimmer Brush, (X7263B) Serenity Paper Pack, (X5957) Sapphire Cardstock, (X6048) Blue Belle Cardstock, (Z4314) Rectangle Window Foam & Acetate, (Z3440) Tombow Liquid Glue, (Z3563) Diamond Stickles.  Close To My Heart's Flower Market Cricut Collection (to add this to your digital collection, use my Cricut Affiliate link by clicking here).  Supplies may be purchased on my Close To My Heart site at:

The Design Space File to create this box can be found here.  You will need Close To My Heart's Artiste' and Flower Market Cricut Collection for the file to cut.  If you do not have that file, you may purchase it using my CTMH Cricut Affiliate link.

Have a great day and make it sassy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Serenity Gnome Card

In spite of the craziness in this world all around us, there is still cuteness to be found!  Have you noticed that Gnomes are everywhere and so on trend right now?  Close To My Heart has kept up with this trend and has now given us FOUR gnome sets each as equally adorable as the last one.  Today, I am featuring the Garden Gnome Set (paired with the coordinating Thin Cuts) and showing how it can be used with our new Serenity paper collection.

Rarely will you find me using shades of deep blues, deep yellows and gold during football season (they remind me too much of that team up north - and after all I am a Buckeye) but I could not resist with this collection.  They are just so beautiful.

To create the back ground of the card, I trimmed down a Serenity Picture My Life Card, centered and adhered it to a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Sapphire cs.  I used the zip strip from the paper collection as an accent piece to help ground the gnome.  Next, I stamped his little ax with Sapphire Exclusive ink on a scrap of the background paper.  Then I stamped the sentiment on a piece of scrap White Daisy and made the ax into a little sign post. This is adhere to the left lower side of the card.

For my little gnome, I Thin Cut out him out of the White Daisy cs.  I then stamped him with our Intense Black Exclusive Ink Pad and colored him with the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers Gold Brown, True Blue Shades, Fair Skin Blends and added Black for his shoes.  He is then popped up with Thin Foam Tape to my card.

Once the card front was complete, I used the Gold Shimmer Brush to gently add a dot of Gold to each of the golden dots in the PML card and allowed to dry.  Finally, as a finishing touch, I added three of the Blue Belle Glitter gems around the post of the sign.

Featured Stamp Set & Thun Cuts - Garden Gnomes 
Supplies used:  (Z7001) Blue Belle Glitter Gems, (X7263B) Serenity Paper Pack or (X7263S) Serenity Paper Pack with Stickers, (X7263D) Serenity Picture My Life Cards, (Z2848) Sapphire Exclusive Ink, (Z4189) Intense Black Exclusive Ink Pad, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z3781) Garden Gnomes Stamp Set & Thin Cuts, (Z3316) Gold Shimmer Brush, (Z2526) True Blue Shades Tri-Blend Marker, (Z2516) Gold Brown Blend Marker, (Z2476) Fair Skin Blend Tri-Blend Marker, (Z2498) Black Tri-Blend Marker, (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.  These supplies can be purchased on my Close To My Heart website by clicking here.

Have a great day and make it sassy!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Distress Oxide Inks meet pumpkins!

Happy Halloween!!  While Halloween looks very different this year, I still love my pumpkins and everything about them so for a technique demo in my Pumpkin Crop today, I taught this adorable (in my opinion) pumpkin card!  I am so happy with how it turned out!  I recorded a live video of the step by step process that can be viewed at anytime in my In All Sassiness Scrapbooking Facebook Group.  If you would like to join this group to view this video, as well as other how to videos, challenges, tips, and just a great group of scrapbookers and paper crafters, you can request to join by clicking here.  

So let's chat on how to create this card!

Begin with colors of choice.  I used the Spiced Marmalade and the Picked Raspberry.

Apply Spiced Marmalade ink to base in a circular motion.

Add Picked Raspberry ink on top of the Marmalade ink in a circular motion.

Add Picked Raspberry to the raised side of Embossing Folder of choice.

Place paper inside embossing folder.  Close and rub the top of the folder to 
transfer ink design.

Ink edges that were not inked when adding ink & stamp doodling line
in the lower right corner of the paper.

Use the Thin Cuts and cut the pumpkins out of White Daisy cs.
Use the Distress Oxide inks to color as shown above.

Stamp pumpkin images onto inked pumpkins with 
(CTMH) Raspberry Exclusive Ink.

Splatter the Clear and Raspberry Shimmer Brushes over the entire 
card including the pumpkins.

Add sentiment and card is complete.

 Supplies used:  (Z3293) Clear Shimmer Brush, (Z3606) Raspberry Shimmer Brush, (Z2812) Raspberry Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z3827) Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, (Z3829) Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z3532) Autumn Blessings Stamp Set and Thin Cuts, (retired) Say It In Style Stamp set & Embossing Folder.  These items may be purchased on my CTMH website at:

Have a great day and whatever you do, make it sassy!