November 26, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas Too

Good morning - Adrienne from Eagle Canyon Arts.  It's always a pleasure to be a part of Sheila's talented Sassy Lady design team.  Thank you, Sheila.
As promised, here's the second installment of Christmas greeting cards using the White Pines collection from CTMH.  Supplies used are listed here.

Edges of  some cards and pieces of cardstock used are inked with complimentary color to add interest.  

On this card, use Colonial White Cardstock –3” Shape<z> Page 31 to create background shape.  White Pines complements and red enamel gems create the scene.
This card uses Fern Cardstock –2 ¾ “ Shape <Elegant> page 46 and Colonial White Cardstock – 2 ½ ” Shape<Elegant> Page 46, with White Pines complements and red enamel gems.  Add a twine bow to one of the packages or along the side for more pizzazz!
Most of the shapes on this card are cut by hand, except the ornament - Colonial White Cardstock –1 ¾ Shape <0> page 10.  Adhere the Fern green twine with liquid glass.
The simplicity of this card is accented by the sentiment and White Pines complement flowers.  For the stamp, use Colonial White Cardstock – 2” Shape<6> Page 6.

Note - All cuts use Real Dial size and are from the new Artistry cartridge.

The final three cards will be presented in the next post.  If you have any questions about this project, please contact me.  Best wishes for pleasant holidays.

 Hebrews 10:24

November 25, 2015

Let's Finish Up, Day 3 Of Carrousel

It has been so much fun spending time with you. Today we will finish up the Carrousel and I will give you a peek at another item it the last video. I hope you have enjoyed this and will join us today.

Misc. photos of the Carrousel being put together.


Time to dress it up.

Working on the base to support the structure.

Continuing on the Base.

Getting ready for the horses.

It takes a lot of support.

Check out this other project I made from paper.

This is the Carrousel as it is coming together.

This is how you put the big top on.

Almost there...


The final photo, doesn't it look great. Can you imagine this as the center piece in a child's party? How fun is that!

Thank you for joing me in this three part series. It was so much fun being able to share with you. And, remember it doesn't take that long to do when you are not demonstrating.
Thank you for your sweet-sweet comments as Sheila would say. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TOO!


November 24, 2015

Carrousel Part 2

Hi, Sandy Evans here and we are going to work on part 2 of this beautiful Carrousel that we started yesterday. I hope you are having fun and following along. This project does take a lot of time but is well worth it.

There are many many steps in making this carrousel but you have plenty of videos to take you through step by step. Now please join me.

This video is a part of the top and will take you a couple of minutes to get together.

As you see it is coming together. We have to have this just right to support the center.

Don't worry we will start decorating in the nest video.

Time to decorate and you are only limited by your imagination here.

Well this is the last video today. I sure hope you are enjoying this post on day 2 and come back tomorrow so we can finish!

Well I hope you enjoyed today's post. Be sure to come back tomorrow so we can finish this up. Have a blessed day.


November 23, 2015

Make A Beautiful Carrousel With Me

Hi, I am Sandy Evans and I am so excited to share my first post with you on She's A Sassy Lady. It is going to be a long post as it is a Carrousel. I will take you through making it step by step.

Isn't this as cute as can be? I used an SVG that I got               and cut it on my

See how easy this is. It just takes time. Remember to go step by step.

We are moving along very nicely.

Time to decorate the top of the carrousel.

Doesn't this look cute all decorated.

Time to make the rest of the top.

Now isn't this fun? Tomorrow I will have parts 6 through 10 so be sure to come back.
Thank you for joining us today at She's A Sassy Lady, see you tomorrow.


November 16, 2015


Hi everyone, it’s Charlotte C visiting again.  I’m so delighted Sheila keeps inviting me back to be with you.  Earlier this year I posted about all the possibilities with the MISTI tool.  And while I’ve used it a zillion times, I wanted to share with you the ease of stamping on die cuts when you need to mass produce images that have two parts, like the ornaments and tops shown here. 

I made a template of each ornament by cutting each of them in a rectangle of card stock.  I placed the card stock in the lower left-hand corner of the MISTI.

Next I inserted the die cut itself like a puzzle piece into the template.  
Then I put my stamp, face down, onto the die cut, picked it up with my MISTI cover.
After I inked and stamped it, I slid the whole thing up to the top left-hand corner to position and stamp the ornament top.  
I didn’t take the stamps off the cover till I was finished with the first ornament, stamping the pink, sliding it up, stamping the silver, and then I did the same procedure for the other two die cut ornaments.

For my first card I stamped the swirly line and greeting on a 4 ½ x 6 ½ panel and ran it through my embossing machine before adhering the die cut ornaments.  Boy, was I happy embossing didn’t mess up the greeting.  The whole panel was then adhered to a 5 x 7 card.  All card stock is white, but doesn't look it for some reason.
I then made one layer cards, again 5 x 7, by positioning the closed card against the bottom left-hand corner and lining up all 3 ornaments on the card to be able to pick them up all at the same time with my MISTI cover.
I used a Sharpie marker on the outside of the cover to mark the position of the two ornaments I wasn’t going to stamp immediately.  My cover has a protective film over the grid lines and the Sharpie came off with some Novus cleaner, or you could use an alcohol wipe. 

After removing the two I wasn’t using right away, I stamped all the pink ornaments, came back, positioned the top and stamped in silver.  I then did the same thing with the other two.
I stamped my greeting, drew some strings and bows with a gold pen, put some Wink of Stella on the ornaments and tops, and I was done.

 Right now I only made a few of each card, particularly for this post, and I’m not sure which one I’ll continue to make.  Of course, the embossed one is prettier, but do I want to make all those little bows? 

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

November 13, 2015

Card Party A Success

Hello, I am so happy you are joining me today to see all these beautiful cards. I have a video as well as photos of all the cards. Personally I like to see both, the video for more color and photos to pick up the detail. As you know I have been doing card parties with my friends now for over 3 years and we love it. I no longer buy cards as I have such a wide variety. Over the years we have grown by learning from each other. If we buy a new tool we bring it to the party to see how it works and to enable our friends to purchase more craft items! LOL

The card above was made by Laura and it is gorgeous.

Aren't they all beautiful?

This is my card.

This card is Angie's, she had the entire bottom punched.

This is an adorable card that Dorothy designed. I rubbed the front so you can see it was done with chalk.

Jennifer did the above card and the little frogs wobble! So much fun.

This card is designed by Patricia... we loved Patricia she made meatballs with bacon around the outside and brown sugar and sprinkled with red pepper. Don't kill me Patricia but I am typing this in Florida and the camera with your other card on it, It is on the video and you all have to see this card it is adorable.


Jennifer made this card and the little cupcakes are from the dollar store and are made of felt. Cute.

Here is another card from Jennifer, she made it from scraps. She needed birthday cards for work and boy do we have them from this party.

Here is another card from Angie, great bright colors are festive.

This birthday card is from Jennifer, another dollar store find and she made the little monkeys pop up.

Please check out this card Anita designed. It opens by lifting the blue border up and then you find and gift card holder, so adorable and so unique.

Here is an Abby card, I liked it so much I used it already for my bestest cousin Roxann.

This is another Laura card and it is beautiful. I'm keeping it!

 This card is and Abby Card and it is great. It is a 6x6 and beautiful.

Anita made this beautiful thank you card and I like that there is plenty of room on the inside to write a personal note.

Dorothy made this beautiful 5x7 note card the I can't ge to stand the right way.  The flowers are so pretty I had to do a close up of it.

This is the shaker birthday card I made and it is awesome and so easy when you make them with an Explore.

And Anita designed this beautiful birthday card.

And finally this birthday I did and had so much fun with. I love Anna Griffin's cartridges and use them a lot.

I sure hope you enjoyed today's cards, we had so much fun. I wish everyone of you would try having these parties with your friends. If you need details, just let me know and I will send you information.