Sunday, November 21, 2010


hey all.. don't know if anyone else has heard of this but I kinda stumbled onto it today and thought I'd share... I'm always having trouble finding which cricut cartridge a certain cut I want is on... cheat sheets help but you still have to go thru paper.. the gypsy is wonderful for doing searching, but thats a lot of money to pay if all you ever use it for is to search cut files... so this site:


was created. the next time you are wondering which cricut cartridge has a birthday cake, or baseball, go to this site and search there..

hope it helps you like is has been helping me.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

House Mouse and Friends and ABC Challenge

You Gotta Have Friends,
This was the theme for House Mouse and Friends challenge #82.

and this week at The ABC Challenge, the Letter was H for Holiday...

What a great challenge this was.. I'm working on Christmas cards for friends this week so this was a perfect challenge to use my house mouse cocoa stamp...

Some AMAZING Blog Candy @ Raindrop Echo Designs

Raindrop Echo Designs is saying Thank You in an AMAZING way..

Just look at all this candy you could win !!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Simon Says challenge

Prince Charming was the challenge this week from Simon Says.. We needed to create a card for a male and use a charm on it..

I used my fav snowman stamp and I've had these charms for awhile in my stash...

Sympathy Card Challenge from Charisma Cardz

Challenge #45 at Charisma Cardz was to create a SYMPATHY/SORRY card.. I've had this creative memories stamp for a while and it suits this perfectly.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Whimsy Stamps Holiday Release and Blog Hop

hey there... There are new holiday releases at Whimsy Stamps and the team is celebrating by having an AWESOME blog hop with candy.... take a look at their new sets and come play along... here is what you could win..

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cute Card Thursday, Creative Card Crew and 7Kids College Fund challenges

The challenge at Creative Card Crew this week was Let's Give Thanks!..
which could be a Thank You or Thanksgiving...
also at 7 Kids College Fund challenge # 8 is Give Thanks..
and at Cute Card Thursday this week challenge 138 was ANYTHING GOES...
Since I still have so many Thanksgiving cards to get out I decided I would try a scallop easel card.. This was challenging to get the scallops to line up once I put the front onto the easel base... but I think it turned out o.k. for a first try.
the fall leaves is a stamp by Inkadinkado called Autumn Corner..

LOTV, A Spoon Of Sugar and Speedy The Cat's Friends challenges

This week at A Spoon Of Sugar its challenge 129 - Snow/Snowflakes.
and at Mark's Finest Papers the Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge # 29 is to use Snowflakes On Our Card...
and also THIS WEEK ONLY at Lili Of The Valley challenge blog we can use ANY IMAGE.. but only for this special release week...

I used this cute snowman image from Penny Black. and I used some of my green and silver snowflake paper.


Hey there.. Just wanted everyone to know that its still me, Sassy Scrappz... I've just decided to put on some new clothes for my blog... Since I procrastinated so long into the autumn I decided not to update to a Fall theme for only two weeks.. I decided to go ahead and get my new Christmas look going.. Hope you like it...

Catch The Bug Challenge - World Kindness Day

This week at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch The Bug Challenge its all about World Kindness Day. I made this card using the Bugaboo Angels (If Friends Were Flowers) stamp.
This is for my great niece.. She just had oral surgery and I wanted to brighten her day...
To make her look like my niece I decided to modify the stamp by removing her wings and giving her a smile. (I LOVE being able to modify digital stamps..)

Cricut Christmas Swap Layout Idea

here is how I imagined the cuts could go together for the Cricut Christmas Swap...
hope this helps..

Monday, November 8, 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 41

This week at Totally Papercrafts the challenge (#41 Tag It) was to use a tag on a card, or create a tag. Since I've still got so many tags to create for Christmas gifts I decided I better get busy.

Friday Sketchers challenge

a christmas card entered into the challenge:

Friday Sketchers sketch #127.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Create4fun and Catch The Bug challenges

I'm entering this card in the
Create4Fun week 45 sketch challenge.. This sketch was challenging (no pun) because of the mix of layers used... I've had this paper in my stash and really liked how this went together.. It was a very interesting challenge..
and also in this challenge:
Catch The Bug challenge - Anything Goes
the image is from Bugaboo stamps.. this was the Friday freebie, A Kid's View

Cute Card Thursday and Totally Tilda challenges

I created this card for Challenge 137 at Cute Card Thursday, Gently Does It !
and for the Totally Tilda challenge #9 Blue and Silver
I used vellum for the punch behind tilda, for the vellum snowflakes and for the sentiment rectangle.

Just Magnolia and Fussy and Fancy Friday challenges

I'm entering this card into the challenge for:
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Sketch

Creative Inspirations Shaker Card challenge

This card was created for the Creative Inspirations Shaker Card challenge.. This is my first shaker card and I found it to be the most difficult I've ever done. I overglittered the inside and had so much of it stick to the acetate front... this was fun to make and a good experience but this card will stay here for the holidays and hang on our tree.. More practice is needed before sending these out to anyone... but I'm glad I challenged myself to try it...

Dotties Wonderful World challenge


I'm also entering this card for the Dotties Wonderful World Anything Goes challenge

Papertake Weekly, Charmed Cards and Crafts Blog Candy

I'm entering this card into the Papertake Weekely challenge..
This week the challenge was Penny For The Guy...

and here is a wonderful opportunity to own an ENTIRE set of copic markers.. Charmed Cards and Crafts has teemed up with Graphics Direct to bring a fab prize. All you have to do is go here and enter...

here is my card using the Charmed Cards and Crafts George digital stamp.

New Challenges

I'm entering this new holiday card in the following challenges:
It was actually hard to keep the background all white to fit the requirements for the Simons Says....
The stamp is by Penny Black.
The piercing is a freebie online pattern.

Penny Black Saturday - Let It Snow challenge
Speedy the Cat's Friends - Piercing challenge
Charisma Cardz - Love @ Christmas challenge
Simon Says - Are You All White challenge
Penny Black at Allsorts - Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bugaboo Stamps DT Call challenge

I'm going to try for a DT spot at my fav stamp site, Bugaboo Stamps. They make it so easy to order digital stamps. All you have to do is pick out your fav stamp (this is the hard part as you want all of them..LOL), order, download, then print out a digital stamp. EZ PZ.... and for November, the digis are 50% off... I'm going to pull up my wish list and get busy ordering...
I'm submitting one card using a Bugaboo stamp (Poppi Penguin Christmas) and two others.
I used all kinds of texture on the Poppi card. Liquid applique on the marshmallow, glitter dimensional on the foam, glimmer mist on the papers, stickles everywhere and colored "blingees" around the frame. It really is cuter in person... hope it photographs well.

Wish me luck.. I'd LOVE to work with this awesome group...
email is tambra77 at yahoo dot com

second shot showing the dimension to the card.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Create4fun Challenge, Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club

One more card down off the Christmas list.
I created this Christmas card using the sketch from Create4fun and the theme from Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club (use a Christmas digi). I've had the image forever and can not remember what set he comes from...

Some AMAZING Blog Candy at Cat's Whiskers

you gotta go HERE (Cat's Whiskers) and enter for this GREAT candy...
Good Luck All.

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Challenge Blog Coming Soon !!!

hey... have you heard... There's a new challenge blog starting up...
Ladybug Crafts Ink (Totally Ladybug Tuesday challenge)
Start date is November 2....
Be sure and check out their DT individual blog sites..
They are SUPER CREATIVE ladies...

Creative Inspirations and Charisma Cardz challenges

This week at Charisma Cardz the challenge was (Match Master). We were to create a matching card and something else.. ie, envelope, box, etc. I decided to to make a card and bookmark for my DD because she LOVES to read.. The challenge at Creative Inspirations was to use (Brown, Sage and Cream). This Tilda has become one of my fav's because she just looks sooooo dreamy... hope she likes it...

Cute Card Thursday, Simon Says, Creative Card Crew and 7 Kids challenge

I made a birthday card for a dear friend which I'm entering into these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday 136 (So Transparent), the window is cut out and clear plastic covers it, the cake is actually on the inside of the card,
Simon Says (Punch Em') stars are punched along with the rectangle on the card front..
the Creative Card Crew (Let's Punch It) the stars are punched along with the rectangle
and 7 Kids College Fund #7 (Birthdays!) well the theme of the card...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge

I had this cute stamp from the cricut board (MCPT) and decided to combine it with my house mouse stamp to create a fun Halloween card for my neighbor.. She LOVES haunted houses...
I'm also entering this into the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. This week was a Halloween challenge..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Penny Black Saturday challenge

This week at Penny Black Saturday challenge, the challenge was SPOOKY NIGHTS. I decided to use Halloween Web and Dancing Witch... This card is going to one of my online buddies...
Spooky Halloween All !!

Totally Tilda, Just Magnolia & Friday Sketchers challenge

I'm submitting this birthday card (for my MIL) to the Totally Tilda (Pink & Pearls), Just Magnolia (Think Pink) challenges. And I used the sketch challenge from Friday Sketchers for the layout. Hope she likes it..

Monday, October 25, 2010

Caring Hearts Card Drive, Speedy the Cat Friends, Simon Says & Sketchy Colors challenge

I'm not sure if you've heard about this, there is a holiday card drive going on until November 15 called Caring Hearts Card Drive. This card drive is being organized by Vera of Ling's Design Studio to send cards to elder homes for Thanksgiving & Christmas. The main site is here. In addition Simon Says challenge this week is to create a Thanksgiving card to send to Vera. And the colors this week at Sketchy Colors worked out perfectly. The colors for this week are Black, Orange & Green. Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week was to include a die cut or punch.. I've used a punch for the fall leaves. You know how we all LOVE to create cards.. How about sending to someone who would really appreciate it.. Please consider joining in the effort.. Here is one of the cards I'm sending.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar, Caardvarks, Color Throwdown challenge

Sometimes a card just comes together easily for me.. (few and far between I'll be the first to admit..) This one started with coloring the image.. I just love this Hedgie Halloween stamp.. The colors worked really good with the Halloween Colors challenge from Color Throwdown.. A Spoonful Of Sugar challenge was to use Halloween theme.. and Caardvarks challenge was to decorate inside and out..
then I wanted something unusual in the corners.. so I had the bat pieces left over from last year..
the mat was cut with my cricut..

inside of easel card:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Magnolia Stamp Lovers & Stampin' Royalty challenge

I needed a birthday card for my daughters close friend.. and I just love this tilda with lollipop.. I added glimmer mist on all the colors and even glimmer misted the sheer sparkly ribbon.. then I added some Stickles and even stuck the skittles on with glitter glue.. the pic just does not do the card justice.. It sparkles so much.. I sure hope my DD's friend will love it.. I'm entering this into the Magnolia Stamp Lovers (MSL) challenge this week which just happens to be:
& into the challenge at Stampin Royalty. this week their challenge is Ribbons..

Penny Black Saturday challenge

I've been wanting to play along with the Penny Black Saturday challenge for some time. I adore all their cute stamps. I've had this snowman (Warm & Cold) in my stash for a while and finally broke him out.. The challenge this week was a sketch and use one of the Penny Black stamps.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sketchy Colors, Anything Goes, Creative Inspirations, Totally Tilda Challenges

For this Halloween card I used the sketch from Sketchy Colors challenge, the Black & White color scheme from Anything Goes challenge, Spooky theme from Creative Inspirations challenge and Halloween theme from Totally Tilda, and of course I added a Tilda...

Magnolia-licious, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Papertake Weekly Challenges

I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly challenge, the Autumn Love theme from Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge & the Cooking idea from Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge. And of course I included a Tilda and sugar bag...

inside of card includes a not so typical recipe for the Magnolia-licious challenge:

7 Kids College Fund, ABC Challenge, Marks Finest Papers, Charisma Cardz & Just Magnolia Sketch, Totally Tilda Challenges

this week at 7 Kids College Fund the challenge was to use one of the stamps they carry in the store (Inkadinkado's dots flourishes) and use flowers and layers.. At Marks Finest Papers the challenge was to use stitching. At Charisma Cardz the challenge was to go vintage. I used the sketch from Just Magnolia to complete the card.. Totally Tilda challenge was to use Traditional Red & Green Christmas. And this week at ABC Challenge we needed to use flowers. The tilda is one of the stamps I've been saving for Christmas cards...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Papertake

Papertake is having a B'day...
And turning 3 !!! Congrats..
and they are having a WONDERFUL challenge this week.. pick one of our favorite challenges from the past three years... How Fun !! Go and join em for some fantastic blog birthday candy.
I chose one from way back, Monday October 1, 2007, called Swirly Doodles..
here is my take on the challenge.. I used a swirl pattern paper.

Sketchy Colors Challenge

Sketchy Colors has a new challenge.. Its a sketch by Lena Katrine.
Here is my take on the challenge.. I made a softbackground and used a tilda and SU Tree.

7 Kids College Fund & Color Throwdown Challenges

I made this card for the 7 Kids College Fund (Sketch and Double Up) and Color Throwdown (#113) Challenges... The two stamps from 7 Kids are a Magnolia (of course) and the Double Scroll by Rhonna Farrer. I stamped a very light pattern scroll behind the Magnolia Witch.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Magnolia-licious Sketch Project

October 2010 Magnolia-licious Sketch Project

Its time for the new sketch challenge over at Magnolia-licious blog..
here is my entry for the challenge which is a fall theme using paper bags..
I stamped then cut out fall leaves to use as the background out of the paper bags..
hope you like it..

Christmas Has Come Early Challenge

Christmas Has Come Early Challenge @ Anything Goes Challenge blog..
here is my card for the challenge..
I used liquid applique for the 3D snow..

Just Magnolia, A Spoon Full of Sugar, Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenges

hi all..
Just a cute fall card for a special friend.. I'm entering this card in the challenges at Just Magnolia (anything goes), A Spoon Full of Sugar (sparkle & shine) and Bunny Zoe's Crafts (sketch) hope you like it...