Saturday, April 21, 2012

Welcome to the SSD FANtastic Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sassy Studio Designs FANtastic blog hop.  It's been a while but anything worth having is worth waiting on. Sorry about the late posting but this darn new format from Blogger is very screwy. I scheduled this post to go live at 3:00 AM EST and what happened? Absolutely nothing. Luckily I'm up early this morning and decided to check on how the hop was going. And now, on to the show!

You should have arrived here from Mary's blog. If you didn't,  you might want to do a little backtracking. Just click on the link and you'll be there in a flash. If you didn't start at SSD you'll need to start there to get all the info on how to win free images.  At the end of this post is a list of all the DT and their blogs. You'll want to visit each and everyone to experience the awesomeness of the entire Sassy Studio Design Team!

So without further ado...I'd like you to meet "Renaissance Sassy."



I colored "Renaissance Sassy" with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I fussy cut and popped her up with pop dots. The base is Kraft cardstock and layered with various papers from my stash.  The printed paper is Close To My Heart. I used some distressing techniques as well as decorative colored pearls also from my stash. The flowers and leaves were cut with the Close To My Heart "Art Philosophy" cartridge and my Cricut. The branches were made using a Martha Stewart  branch punch. I also used one of my favorite Nestabilites die cuts. The sentiment is from TLC Creations.

As a part of this hop the DT was asked to share our favorite and least favorite crafting tool. Well I can immediatlye say that my least favorite tool is those darn goofy scissors with the different edges. I absolutely hate them. I couldn't get a decent continuous cut with them if my life depended on it. As a matter of fact I think I've thrown them away. 

My favorite crafting tool are rubberbands. That's right, plain 'ol ordinary rubber bands. I have them everywhere and on everything. So what am I using them for? First I love my Tim Holtz Distress Inks but those tops are the most ill-fitting of any ink pads I've ever seen. I rubberband them together in "3's" and it's perfect. Another thing I use them for are my Nestabilities. I keep my Nestabilities in a small photo album and keep the album together with what else? A rubberband. I keep my groups of Prismacolor pencils together with rubberbands as well. I could go on and on but you get the idea. Probably not what you're expecting as a crafting tool but it works for me and I subscribe to the "if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it" school!

BTW be sure to join us tonight on the party blog for a chat with the design team! The party starts at 7pm PDT (10pm EDT). Hope to "see" you there!  

From here,  your next stop should be to Rebecca's blog.  She's "got skills" and you won't want to miss her stop!

SSD http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/
Abbie http://poweredbyfairydust7.blogspot.com
Angela http://mijnhobbyhonk.blogspot.com/
Ashley http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Belle http://beelewis.blogspot.com.au/
Christine http://happyscrapper-sweetpeacards.blogspot.com/
Christy http://mycreativejourneys.blogspot.com/
Debbie www.craftingwhenican.blogspot.com
Jackie http://stampingsister.blogspot.com
Jamie http://thesassyprincess.blogspot.com
Jen http://jencraftsa.blogspot.com/
Jovan http://www.cardsbyjovan.com/
Julie http://juliescraftyspot.blogspot.com/
Karen http://busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com/
Kate http://www.scrapperscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Kathy http://willstampforwine.blogspot.com/
Kim http://itsallaboutcrafting.blogspot.com/
Lori http://lorib117.blogspot.com/
Mary www.mystampinhide-away.blogspot.com
You are here 
Rebecca http://sydneyssentiments.blogspot.com/
Regan http://charmedstamping.blogspot.com/
Ruza http://ruzascraftercorner.blogspot.com
Sara http://luminousinmychaoticdreamslife.blogspot.com/
Shari http://sharispinkpalace.blogspot.ca/
Soma http://craftwithcolours.blogspot.in/
Starla http://YouCouldBeWishingOnAStar.blogspot.com

sparkle - http://www.sparklee.com

37 comments:

  1. Rachelle- this is STUNNING!!!! SO beautifully done!!! Your coloring skills are amazing! LOVE that sentiment!!

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  2. OMG your card is Stunning. Love everything about this card. Blogger is acting weird everything that i have prescheduled has not posted but I stay up till midnight anyway so I have time to check it, LOL but it irritates me. Love the Sentiment to. Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  3. What a great job you have done with the prisma pencils. Your coloring is fantastic. I love the colors you used and the design of the card. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. Rachelle this is gorgous. Your coloring is fabulous like always.
    Hugz,
    Christine Dt Sisier

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the coloring and the colors. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Cindy F

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  6. Truly elegant card. Great sentiment & embellishments.

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  7. What a wonderful card, i just love the colors and her skinn is so wonderful. I just love when other skin tones are you used! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Stunning card and gorgeous colors, love the little flowers and great papers xx

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    1. Rachelle, I have been a fan of your designs since I first saw a Kenny K colored by you. Your flair and eye for detail is amaizing. I am so excited to be on the SSD DT with you as well, maybe I'll learn a think or two! I machine knit as well, LOL! I had to remove the earlier comment, google was going wonky for some eason

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    2. Really pretty! I love the roses...I can never put roses on my cards and have them look right. Great job!

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  10. Rachelle, love this one as usual! You get the most vibrant coloring from your prisma pencils, it's just breathtaking! Love the combo of colors and the fun sentiment you paired with her.

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  11. This card is STUNNING...I love the colors and details!

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  12. I absolutely love you! You are too funny with your rubberbands! Your card is gorgeous Rachelle! Your coloring is stunning! HUGS

    Kim
    SSD DT

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  13. That is gorgeous, beautiful colourway!

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  14. Absolutely fantastic!! Great sentiment....
    Awesome colouring ánd colours!!
    xxAngela

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  15. Rachelle, beautiful card. I love the flowers and that sentiment is great!

    Lori SSD DT

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  16. Your coloring is awesome. I love all the highlights. Your card is the whole packing. Absoulutely awesome!

    Rebecca
    Sassy Sister

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  17. Very pretty! I love the flowers! Well done my SSD Sister!
    Hugs,
    Karen C
    www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

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  18. Lovely flower on your card and coloring is beautiful........Very elegant ...........Thanx for sharing !!!!!!

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  19. Such a beautiful card. The flowers are lovely and you colored her so pretty. Hugs, Robin

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  20. Pretty! I love how she's popped up, and that sentiment is fab!:)

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  21. Great card!! I love the flowers with the greenery and the accents around the circle!

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  22. Love the card, thanks for the hop!

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  23. She's gorgeous Rachelle, and that sentiment is perfect! And rubber bands huh? I never would have thought of that-great idea though!

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  24. So stunning. I love your coloring, and those roses are beautiful! Perfect sentiment.

    xx Star (SSD DT)

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  25. Gorgeous! I love the way you color with pencils! The DT and flowers are perfect for her!
    Ruza
    Sassy DT

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  26. Your sentiment is too funny! And those roses are beautiful, perfect colors!

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  27. Beautiful! Loce how you colored her dress, it looks so flowy (is that a word?) :)

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  29. Oh Rachelle, she is magical! Your coloring of this beauty is divine! Your card is absolute MAGIC! And you, my friend, are a true inspiration to me. Thank you for your fabulous contribution to this awesome blog hop and release! I'm getting em all!!! :D

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  30. Super cute and pretty card! I love all the fun dies that you used and the way you incorporated them together! Lovely job!

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  31. Great coloring and what wonderful depth you've created in your coloring.

    Shelby

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  32. Sorry I'm so late with my comment, but she is absolutely breath-taking, Rachelle! Gorgeous flowers and I LOVE that sentiment! Fabulous work! And no, rubber bands was not what I expected for your favorite crafting tool! lol But it sounds like you make good use of them! :)
    {hugs}
    Regan

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