Cards, Classes, Fun Stampers Journey, SASS News

August Class News & Updates

Hey Angels!

Wow! It’s already August. Doesn’t seem like we should be this far into the year or that school will be starting back up soon.

Have you started thinking about the holidays yet?  Well hang on to your hats because the Journey Holidays catalog is live. There are Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving & Christmas goodies to inspire your holiday projects. I have already created a few cards that you can see over on my Facebook page.  Click here or on the catalog below to check it out.

 

 

The August Special is Fusion Vibes. You might need a few new colors for your holiday creating. You can stock up on all the basic inkpad colors at 20% off. This does not include the ink bundles, Create-a-Palette, Clear Pigment or Gold & Silver pads.

 

 

Now as if bright color wasn’t enough, we have a really cool Retro Bloom Box this month. This set is called Pop Art &  if you love old school comics this kit’s a must have. Remember you can order by subscription so you don’t miss out KO-0002 or you can do a one time purchase K0-0003 of any Bloom Box while supplies last. I can’t wait to get mine & start creating.


This Bloom Box was the inspiration behind this card for my son-in-law’s birthday:


Really cool & on trend!

The class calendar is up to date if you check out the Current Classes page.  Join me in studio for marbling backgrounds, creating great nature cards or learning some Gel Press techniques. Don’t forget our Blessings event to bless our troops & the local community and our  regular 10-10-10 Card class.

Have a fabulous August & I hope to see you in studio soon!

 

 

Classes, Fun Stampers Journey, Mixed Media

Have Courage

Hey Angels!

Still working on getting regular posts done. I have started to schedule regular work hours for the studio & hope to add in video soon.

Fortunately life is flexible. This canvas class was scheduled for earlier this month & now it’s on the 31st. There is still time to join in some creative fun. You will have the option of the sunset background or a more sky blue type background for this canvas. You will also have a few more options of sentiments to personalize your canvas with.

I had a lot  of fun creating this canvas. I started with a general idea of what I wanted to design & just started playing. I wanted this 1st canvas class to be fairly simple but still have lots of texture & visual interest. It came out great!

This canvas features Tiger Bonsai from the new Mystic Romance collection. I am loving the new embroidery look to these stamps. Check out the supply list below:

Supply List

 The only non-FSJ products used were the canvas & the tissue paper to stamp the sentiments on.
Find some time to get creative this week!
Card Buffet, Cards, Classes, Fun Stampers Journey

February Card Buffet Part 1

Welcome back to my blog!

I’m  running a bit behind my goal to get 2 blog posts in a week but determined to make this week work. Life is still just upside down enough that I also am not getting my samples done as early as I’d like but I’m improving.

Most months of 2017 I will be offering a Card Buffet on the last Saturday of the month. It will include 8 cards for $1 each & you can make as many as you like. Now in order to keep it budget friendly these are simple, basic cards with just a touch of WOW. Also at this price point everyone is required to bring their own adhesives. It works really well & leftover card kits are modified either for Cards for the Troops or the Salvation Army to bless others.

In this post, I am highlighting the first 4 cards.

   

These cards feature our FSJ ATS stamps, perfect size for quick cards as well as Artist Trading cards and very affordable for starting your stamp collection. I also used our newest embossing folders for a bit of dimension. Fun! You can check out the newest products in the Bloom This Way mini catalog, but you’ll need to hurry as this is the last month before the Spring into Summer catalog launches April 1st.

  

These cards are so yummy! I cased the butterfly idea from a fellow coach because it’s so pretty. If you are not a Bloom Box subscriber you are going to have to wait a couple of months to purchase the butterfly. Bloom Boxes are so much fun & at $24.95 plus shipping a great way to treat yourself to a new stamp set & 4 cards kits, plus learn some new techniques each month. Bloom Boxes are a 6 month minimum commitment. You’ll get to play with brand new stamp sets a full 3 months before they are released for everyone to buy.

I used Panpastels on both of these cards for the fabulous bold color. On the banner card, I stamped the background in clear pigment ink & then colored with the Panpastels. The butterfly is stamped in Black Licorice & then colored.

 

Thanks for popping by! Stay tuned for Part 2 of the February Card Buffet.

Cards, Classes, Fun Stampers Journey, SASS News

Welcome to 2017 & Sassy Angel’S Studio Fun

Happy Late New Year!

2016 ended with my husband having a heart attack 2 days before Christmas & so I kind of have been behind the power curve since then. He is fine & I’m ready to get Sassy Angel’S Studio off & running for 2017.

I updated the Information & Current Class pages so be sure to check them out. I am working on  Mixed Media Canvas & Spring Wreath classes so stayed tuned for  upcoming class dates.

I did get to go to the Fun Stampers Journey Lead With Heart Leadership Conference in January. Lots of great things in store for 2017. Be sure to check out the new virtual tour RG Presents Spring  Into Summer & join me in the Studio. Going to be lots of fun!

Here are a couple of highlights from Leadership.

 Pictures with Gabby & Richard & most of the Amazing Bloomers who attended.

 My main swaps for the event.

Friday night we went on the High Roller Ferris Wheel. The pretty fountain was on the promenade. My picture on the ride & the wheel with my fabulous upline Deb & her husband in the foreground.

My make & takes from the event.

I learned a lot & will be working to make 2017 the best year yet for Sassy Angel’S Studio.

Stay tuned for my 1st blog hop of the year tomorrow with The Savvy 7.

Blessings & Hugs,

Bloom Class, Cards, Classes, Fun Stampers Journey

February Bloom/Card Class

I still think life is trying to sidetrack me since there is so much going on in all areas. My goal is to have samples up & ready for sneak peeks a couple of weeks ahead of time and have 1-3 blog posts a week. I’ll get there.

February’s Bloom Class was lot’s of fun. We made 2 sympathy & 2 get well cards to add to our stashes. Since life has been such a ruckus, I decided to stick to the card design that we used for Angel Club. These first 2 are light & bright. Sympathy cards don’t have to be dreary & dark & Get Well cards should be bright & cheery & bring a ray of sunshine to the recipient. Since I am still on limited Fun Stampers Journey supplies, the embossing folders are from my stash. All the cards use sentiments from the Little Big Greetings stamp set SS-0052.

 

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I used ATS stamps Rose Garden AT-0025 and Sweet Chirp AT-0104. I love the ATS Collection in the catalog. There are many choices to fit any style or occasion, they are very affordable at $7.95 and some of them have matching dies that are also affordable. This makes building a stamp collection very budget friendly & when you are hostess, you can earn these stamps for free. The Rose Garden card uses Watermelon Fusion, Pretty Amethyst & Whip Cream cardstocks & I colored the stamp & sentiment with Tombow markers. The Sweet Chirp card uses Lemon Grass, Kiwi Slice & Whip Cream cardstocks & I stamped the image with Lemon Grass  & the sentiment with Kiwi Slice fusion inks.

 

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I have been working to include cards in each class that are more masculine or appropriate for anyone. I think these 2 cards on Oatmeal Cookie cardstock bases work well to achieve that goal. I used ATS collection stamps Artful Feathers AT-0115 (this set has feathers in 3 sizes, I used the largest) and Psalm 91:1 AT-0100 (this is a 2 stamp set that includes the bird & the scripture verse). On the Artful Feathers card I used Grape Fusion and Buttercream cardstocks. The sentiment & feather were colored with Tombow markers. The Psalm 91:1 card uses Huckleberry Fusion cardstock & ink. I stamped the bird on Buttercream cardstock & fussy cut the image out (sorry no die for this one). I also used the Journey Circle dies DI-0039 & the Journey Oval dies DI-0042 to complete these cards.

Fun, quick & easy designs with a variation on the basic card pattern means you can replenish your card stash in no time.

Have a Fabulously Creative Week!

coopersiggy

Cards, Classes, Fun Stampers Journey

January’s Card Class

I am still working on consistently updating my classes. Being sick for a couple of weeks in January threw my time table completely off track. Look for updates soon on upcoming classes.

January’s birthday themed card class was a mixture of old & new since I hadn’t received my Fun Stampers Journey starter kit yet. Which actually made if fun to design with a wide mix of company’s products. And since I had so much fun creating the FSJ Spring Fling bunny card for Nora’s birthday, I figured why not have it for class too.

These top 2 cards were just plain fun. The one on the left was cased from a Pinterest post and of course switched up a bit with cloud dies from another company & using one of the clouds for the sentiment. My vellum was packed so I grabbed a tracing paper pad & used the parchement paper instead. Pre-packing to stage the house means I don’t have access to everything.

 

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The 2nd set of cards were also cased from Pinterest. I believe the originals were brayered but these are sponged. And because we punched out the circle from the mask to sponge the cattail card, the circle got used in the plane card above. I love using elements this way to stretch creative supplies.

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As much as I love creating original designs, caseing comes in handy when I am in a pinch. CASE stands for copy & share everything. When I case I try to change it up a bit. Feel free to case my artwork. Please be mindful of the copyright posted below.

Have a Blessed Week!

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