Friday, April 30, 2010

National Scrapbooking Day Challenge

Good evening, hope all is well with you.  Tomorrow is National Scrapbooking Day, and our new release. So we couldn’t let that go by without a challenge.  Our challenge to you is to create a layout with at least one Sassy image on it.  It can be a traditional, digi, or hybrid layout.  The challenge will run from right now to 5 pm PST Saturday evening.  At that time the DT will get together and choose a winner.  The winner will receive 3 Sassy images of their choice.  So, here’ some inspiration for you!
larisa's layout 
Birthday Layout-1
As you can tell, I don’t scrapbook!!!  This was so hard for me, that’s why it’s so plain.  I couldn’t decide on anything else.  Oh Well!!!  Don’t forget that tomorrow is Release Day!  We will be chatting on the SSD party blog from 5-7 pm PST.   So make sure you stop by, can’t wait to see you there!

Winner of Challenge #16

Time to Announce the Winner of Last Week's Challenge! So many amazing entries, you guys are really making this hard! :) The challenge was to create a project using black and white and one other color...this week the winner is:


Her card followed the challenge to a "T" and it looks so beautiful! Love it! Kathleen, make sure you email Lindsay at to receive two free images of your choice. Also, remember to participate in this week's challenge for your chance to win!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dare to Be Sassy Thursday #17

It's Sassy Thursday and you know what that means...time to get crafty! This week's challenge is inspired by Mother's Day (it's just around the corner!) So create something for that special woman in your life. Here are a couple of samples to get you started!



Be sure to upload your creations before next Thursday! You could win two sassy images of your choice!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sassy Saturday-Suzi Style!

Good Saturday Morning to you, hope your having a wonderful Saturday!!!  The weather is perfect here, at least for a couple of more days!  Oh well, I’ll enjoy it while I can.  We have another FABULOUSLY SASSY SISTAH to showcase today.  Please meet SUZI, if you’ve never been to her blog, you need to go. First up we have a very SASSY cheshire cat:
I am in love with the way she colored this card, it’s just the coolest!  Next we have Little Honey’s Alice:
sassy saturday alice
Doesn’t she look just too fab with all that blue and yellow?  Next is the adorable Chelsea n Chicks:
sassy saturday chelsea n chicks
Do you see  ALL of those little flowers-too cute!!!  And now we have the FABULOUSLY SASSY MERMAID:
sassy saturday mermaid
I’m loving all the texture!!!  So hop on over to see SUZI, and leave her some love!  Suzi please email me(Sara) at and I’ll send you your badge. 
If you would like to be featured as our SASSY SATURDAY SISTAH,  please email me at  Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Fussy and Fancy Birthday Challenge

Good morning, hope your having a wonderful Friday!!  Today we are sponsoring Fussy and Fancy this week.  The challenge from them is a Birthday theme with a sweet treat on it.  Make sure you head over there to play along for a chance to win 4 awesomely sassy digi’s.  Here are a couple of samples from our DT.  First up we have Amanda, our first ever GDT for our sassy PCP group.

Fussy and Fancy Challenge

And here’s mine:


Amanda used shopping Stacey. and I used Lollipop Lilly!  Have a great day!

Dare to Be Sassy Challenge #15 Winner

Time to Announce the winner of Last Week's Color Challenge...remember, the challenge was to use blue, yellow, and green! And the winner is...


Congrats! Your cared was absolutely beautiful! Be sure to email Lindsay at to claim your prize. You win 2 images of your choice! Thanks to everyone who played along...all of the cards were beautiful and it was a very tough decision! Remember, we currently have another color challenge going on right now (black, white, and one other color) so be sure to play along!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dare to Be Sassy Thursday #16

It's Dare to Be Sassy Thursday! This week's challenge is a color challenge using black, white, and one other color of your choice!



Funny enough, Sara and I both used blue as our other color, but you can use whatever you want. Don't forget to upload here sassy creations here. One lucky winner will get two images of their choice!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Yep it is the 40th Earth Day!
OK I am a recycling NUT! my recycle big is always full my trashcan hardly ever full! when we finally get our house my sis recently told me our local waste management will give you 2 recycle bins at no extra cost! Love it! my garage sadly to say has huge black trash bags of cans and bottles etc cuz well i can get money for those he hee
But for reals I hate things like Styrofoam...hate it!
Hate throwing away anything plastic because well its worse than Styrofoam
and I hate when people just throw away electronics, batteries, light bulbs (the fluorescent ones) because those things need to be disposed of properly
And my hubby and I and my parents and my uncles wife are all working on our own home gardens as well.
Don't get me wrong I am not perfect I don't have a hybrid or electric car almost got one but just too pricey one day when prices go down I will so get one but for now my good ole Corolla gets great gas mileage at least, and ya know organic foods are good but I don't buy all organic once again...recession, can't afford it. You know and thats the truth, but I do try to do the little bit I can and especially all us crafters, all the papers we go through I always have tons of scraps or mistakes that go in the trash and most of that paper can be recycled.

SO in Honor of Earth Day...and our Spring Break we have been taking I have another special Freebie!!! This is a one day only sneak peak deal!
it's called
I have the Whole World in My Hands

Image was finally removed 4-25-10
so you had a few extra days to snatch it up
It will be in the store 5-1-10

Make sure you double click her to get the full resolution version.

She is a brand new image that is free for today only and then she will be up for sale in the store on the 1st along with some great new image's you'll start seeing this weekend! So snatch her up while you can! ...I know your probably going hmmmmm she looks familiar?!?!? lol well she is! Baby Bump was on of my 1st ever digi's I brought here to SSD when I opened and well she's a lil sad and not so smooth along the edges like many of my pre halloween images and that is just because I used a different computer editing technique, and soon I will probably be taking all those oldies but goodies away and replacing them with fresh new images, and so I thought this was a great way to freshen up and change and revamp and modernize baby bump so she can stay with us a bit longer!

So Happy Earth Day everyone!
don't forget your freebie, and maybe take an extra step for our mother earth today pick up that piece of trash someone threw or dropped on the ground, don't throw away recyclable bottle or can in the trash if their isn't a special bin make an effort to bring it home with you.... maybe ride your bike or walk instead of take the car, but every little bit helps:)


in all my Earth Day Happiness I forgot 2 HUGE HUGE HUE bits of news!
1 it isn;t final yet....but it is looking very very promising, we are finally going to be getting our house! we should be signing papers by the end of this month so cross your fingers, toes, eyes, arms, legs etc etc etc and say a little prayer or 2 o r 3 but we might be FINALLY getting our house! (been going through escrow since Dec.)

and .... I am going to be an Auntie!!!! My lil sis (I say lil she's only 2 years younger and she's 23 married for just over 2 years etc but still shes my baby sis) She just found out she is pregnant and I am going to be an Auntie! he hee

so what a week!!! yay!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

It’s Sassy Saturday Time!


Happy Saturday everyone, I hope your having a wonderfully SASSY day!  We have a FABULOUSLY SASSY SISTAH to show off today.  KATHLEEN sent me one of her wonderful creations, but since then there are 2 more for you to enjoy.  First up Chelsea n Chicks notebook:


Gorgeous!!  Next is the Martini Girl, which she used for last weeks sketch challenge:


Too FAB!!!! And last but certainly not least is Sassy Alice:



KATHLEEN has some serious talent, and I love her use of foil papers.  Please check out her blog-THE PAPER CRAFTER’S DEN and leave her some love!  If you would like to be featured as our SASSY SATURDAY SISTAH then please email me(Sara) at!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Winner of Challenge #14

We have a Winner!!!! Time to announce the winner of last week's sketch challenge. We had so many players, it was an almost impossible decision. So much talent out there! Beautiful cards from everyone, but the winner is...


Stacey created a beatiful card that perfectly embodied the sketch. Lots of great color and 3D embellishments! Beautiful card Stacey! You win two images of your choice! Be sure to email Lindsay at to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone that played along...we loved looking at all your super sassy creations! Remember, this week's challenge is all about color so don't forget to join in on the fun. You have a week to play!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dare to Be Sassy Thursday #15

Dare to Be Sassy Thursday is here again! This week, we have a color challenge for you guys! Create a Sassy Project using Yellow, Blue, and Green...the rest is up to you! Can't wait to see your super amazing creations!

Here's a little inspiration to get you started!



Now it's your turn, create a sassy project using yellow, blue, and green and upload it here. Remember, you could win two images of your choice! Winners are announced on Fridays!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

We Are Sponsoring Penny’s Challenges

Good morning all, hope your having a wonderful Wednesday.  Today we are sponsoring Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge.  She is having a open theme this week, so have fun!  Make sure you head over there and play along for a chance to win 4 sassy images.  Here is my card for the challenge:


And make sure you come back tomorrow to see our new challenge!  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It’s Sassy Saturday Time!!!

Good morning, how is everyone this morning?  I hope your all doing wonderfully well!  It’s Saturday and that means it’s time to show you another FABULOUSLY SASSY SISTAH!!!  Today we have several wonderful creations to share with you from Bj Di-Candia.  You can find her blog HEREFirst up we have the gorgeous MAD HATTER:
Isn’t she just too FAB!  Next up we have one of my personal fav’s, SASSY WHITE RABBIT:
sassy saturday white rabbit
GORGEOUS!!!!!  I love how this card opens up-too cute!  Next we have BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE:
sassy saturday baby it's cold outside
Isn’t she beautiful?!  When you go to BJ’s blog, she tells you how she had already made this hat, so of course she had to have the image as well!  Last but certainly not least we have EASTER BUNNY:
sassy saturday easter bunny
Again, too cute!  Thank you so much BJ for sharing these wonderful creations with us.  I will get your badge out to you right away.  Don’t forget to stop by her blog and leave some love for her FABULOUSLY SASSY creations. 
If you’d like to be featured as our SASSY SATURDAY’S STAMPER please email me(SARA) at sassysaturdays!!  Until next week, have a wonderful weekend!

Time Flies when your Busy!

SO this week completely flew by me! I haven't forgotten about you all I swear I have been working on redoing those old images that were questioned and I have been working on new images as well as all sorts of other lil things to help spruce up SSD and all my regular day to day stuff work church family etc and I have just not finished those images yet... I will still be getting them up as freebies as soon as they are done but I didn't think it was fair you ended up going a whole week with out freebies when i promised lots of them over this wonderful Spring Break we are having!
SO.... I picked a few of my personal Favs! to share with you all this will be up til the 15th and then they will be up for sale in the store still. So I hope you all have a wonderful day/Weekend!
and I have some emails I haven't had a chance to answer yet so if you are waiting to hear from me I'm trying to get through all of them this weekend so I do apologize for any delays.
...well I have to go for now today is a very important day! ...Confirmation Day! yep we have a great group of teens making their confirmations today so I have to head over to the church to support them as well as help make the ceremony run smoothly ;)
talk to you all soon!

Be sure to double click the images to get the full resolution copies before saving

freebies have been removed they are available in the store

Friday, April 9, 2010

Winner of Challenge #13

Larisa here, hope you guys are having a wonderful Friday and are enjoying the Sassy Spring Break! Only a few weeks left till the next release!!!! Lindsay is working on some amazing guys are going to love them! Ok, enough chit chat, time to get down to business and announce the winner of last week's Dare To Be Sassy Challenge. The theme was "spring" and the winner did an amazing job! Her card just radiates Spring! Congratulations....


Jessi wins two images of her choice! I know what you're thinking, "This looks like fun, how can I play?" I'm glad you asked. :) All you have to do is play along with this week's challenge and upload your card before midnight Wednesday, April 14th. Here's the link You could be the next challenge winner!
P.S. Jessi, please email Lindsay at to claim your prize! Congrats!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dare to Be Sassy Thursday #14

Hi there, sassy sistahs! Larisa here bringing you a sketch challenge this week. Feel free to rotate the layout and be creative. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with! Remember to post your link below for a chance to win 2 images of your choice!

Here's the sketch:

And here's some inspiration for you!


Remember, you have until midnight next Wednesday to post your Sassy Creations! You could win two images of your choice!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Easter Comment Winner!

Oh I guess I am a lil behind sorry I didnt realize I would not be at home at all yesterday. I worked in the AM as usual and then my friend who is in town her sister needs prom dress made so I met up with them and we discussed what she wanted and picked fabrics etc, and then monday nights is youth night at the church which is where Hubby and I always volunteer....But we do have a winner from the easter comments!
SO the winner is!
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2010-04-06 18:15:17 UTC

email me at with your image selection for your prize!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Christ is Risen!
So I know on occasion I make references to my religious beliefs, and I never mean any disrespect to anyone who may have different views or find it offensive. I support all different views and respects all different faiths. But I am a small "family" type business and sometimes, especially on days like today My heart is filled with joy. Today is a great day. Today is a remembrance that Christ died on a cross so that my sins may be forgiven, and thats my belief and it is what makes me happy. So I want to share my excitement and joy in such a wonderful day with all of you.

So in celebration of this wonderful Spring Break we are having here at SSD and in honor of the wonderful easter holiday, I am offering 2 wonderful freebies to you all!
These images are still in the store...but don't go buy em you get them for free until the 15th, after that they will not be freebies anymore and still for sale in the store.

freebies have been removed and are available in the store

I wish everyone a Happy Easter filled with family fun and of course lots of candy!
Tomorrow we will select our winner from our comments from the other day, so be sure to check back for that, and next week we will have a few more freebies, the redone images that i mentioned in the news announcement...if you haven't read it yet I encourage you to take a look when you get a chance.
And thank you all for your love and support I appreciate each and everyone of you and you all deserve nothing but the best and I am working very hard to have wonderful new original images for you all for May 1st!
And my wonderful Design Team is working so hard on some great new fun ideas for SSD so I want to give them all a BIG thanks!
So once we finish with this spring break we are going to start previewing some of my sketches for the next release as well as some of the DT's beautiful creations, so you all get a lil hint of what is coming next, so Be sure to check back regularly over these next weeks!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Another FAB Sassy Saturday!

Good afternoon SASSY sistahs. I hope you are enjoying your Saturday. We have another SASSY creation for you. This one comes from Tracy, and her wonderful blog that you can find Here. So without any futher babbling from me, here it is~

Isn't this just adorable?!! She used Bubblegum Brittany. And who doesn't love the sparkle! So, do you want to be featured as our SASSY saturday sistah? Then you need to email me(Sara) at And Tracy, I'll get your badge out to you. Have a wonderful Easter SASSY sistahs, and don't forget to stop by tomorrow to pick up a new freebie!

So I promised you guys a big announcement and now I must deliver. Unfortunately, what I have to say probably isn't going to be what you're expecting, but please bare with me, there are some things I need to address. I'd like to start by saying that first and foremost I appreciate all of you guys. Without you, SSD wouldn't be what it is today and I appreciate that you come back week after week to see what we have to offer. I started this company because I wanted to create fun digital images like no others for you to use and I feel like I've done that. However, recently it was brought to my attention that similar versions of a few of my images were found on the internet. Now, I've never tried to hide the fact that I use other images for inspiration. Looking at various designers and learning from them is part of the design process, but rest assured it was never my intention to create "knock-offs" Unfortunately, after taking a long hard look at some of these images, I have to agree they are a little too close to the originals. So, after much thought and consideration, I have decided that it would be best to remove these stamps from the website. I have tried to contact the original artist to see how we could resolve this issue, but unfortunately, I haven't heard from him so I have decided that the only way to make ammends for the mistake is to revamp the images and offer them as freebies throughout the SSD Spring Break. After Spring Break they will find themselves back in the store...but never for sale always only as freebies. I would like to apologize to anyone who may feel offended or mislead, that was certainly not my intention. I can assure you all future SSD images will be unique and one of a kind. In fact, I'd like to start showing my sketches again on the blog. I really enjoy sharing my creative process and I know it will put everyone at ease. Please do not worry about selling cards/projects made with SSD images, none of them are in violation of copyright laws. If you have further questions about this, I'd be happy to discuss it with you one-on-one. Just send me an email. Again, I appreciate all of you guys and I want you to know I am willing to do whatever it takes to make this right.
Now, with that being said, I'm sure you've noticed that there are a few design team members missing from the list. Sadly, we have had a few members resign for various reasons. We will miss each and everyone of them and we wish them nothing but the best. Each of them was a great designer and I count myself lucky to have worked with them. For now we have decided to continue on with only a few members: Sara, Larisa, and Cassie. However, after we get things back to normal around here, we will be adding more members to the list, so if you're interested in becoming an SSD Designer...start getting your projects ready! Because we now have a much smaller DT, we will be temporarily changing a few things. Studio Sundays will now be held on the first Sunday of each month instead of every weekend. Releases will now be once a month on the 1st of each month and Sassy Thursdays and Saturdays will remain the same. If any other changes occur, I will let you know as soon as possible.

So I know this post took place of what would normally be our Sassy Saturday but it will be back this afternoon. Sara has a wonderful crafter featured this afternoon around 3 so be sure to check back.
And because of these changes, tomorrow though it's the 1st Sunday of the month will not have a Studio Sunday but rather it will host a Freebie.
And lastly, as mentioned those images are being redone and we will feature a new one redone and free to you on the blog every few days over this 2 week spring break we are having so I hope you will come back and see what we have in store

Thank you for being patient with us during this difficult time, I appreciate you guys more than you know!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Winner of Challenge #12 and more!

Happy Friday All!
so I don't know about you but I am super excited it's Easter weekend!
One cuz I love Easter! Not for the fuzzy lil bunny's and baskets of candy but because its a celebration of faith, and you just can't help but feel very special this time of the year. And two my Best Friend is going to be in town from Colorado yay!

SO how about you all what do you have planned for this wonderful weekend?
I'd love to hear from you so as a bonus celebrating this awesome Spring Break here at SSD I am going to select one random winner from the comments on this post on Monday, so post and tell us what your plans are and one random winner will get any 2 SSD images of their choice!

ok ok I know I'm supposed to be announcing winners not giving away more prizes! lol

SO 1st off last weeks Challenge #12
Think Spring, use a butterfly and a flower....
and the Winner is....

oh my goodness how Wonderful is this!?!?!?
She created her own Gazebo!

So Michelle (ok don't take this the wrong way but I love your name it's the exact way I spelled my cat's name lol and I read it and I hear my dads voice ever Saturday morning singing Michelle...My la la la la la well those were the only words he knew lol ok I know side note TMI he hee) ok anyways Michelle email me at with your 2 image choices and I will get you your prize ASAP

ok...and I did say and more didn't I ?
We had an Awesome Challenge last Release Day for a Special Prize...It was an inspiration challenge from the movie cover from the SYFY miniseries Alice!
Now this one was hard because since my team had NO Clue I was doing it I let them play along if they wanted so when it came to picking a winner well i didn't want to be bias, and well to have the team vote wouldn't have been fair don't you agree?!?!
So luckily my family is close by and my mom and sis scrapbook and well my hubby he has to deal with looking at all my projects lol so they got to be my honorary judges!

and the Winner is.....

with this fabulous card!

(this was the inspiration dvd cover)

So Tangii Please email me your mailing address and your 3 image choices to and I will get those out to you ASAP

ok so thats it for today lots of prizes given and even more to be won so don;t forget to tell me your Easter plan ;)
Oh and check back in tomorrow for that news announcement! and on Sunday for an Easter Surprise!

Happy Easter

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Good Morning all!
Ok so something a little different for today...yep I know it is supposed to be a release day, but no, there is no new release today =(

I know I know so sad. It's my fault really I have been over comited lately with my church and my life, and well the team has been a bit worn out so I thought we should have a

Now what does that mean to you all? Nope it does not mean we are leaving you hanging.
We are going to take the next 2 weeks and do it a lil different.
We have a big news announcement coming up which will also involve a few changes here at SSD.
We will continue to have challenges every Thursday.
and We will be offering bunches of freebies over the next 2 weeks!
So I encourage you to check in daily as we have a LOT coming up, and like I said an important news announcement

So to start off our Spring Break! our 1st Freebie!
This image was a special image only a few people have gotten it so far, this image will never be for sale in the store this image is only a Freebie, and It is here for you now! so snatch it up while you can! cause come end of spring break she will go away and who knows if or when she will be seen again.
be sure to double click on her to get a full resolution copy for you to save print and play with.

freebie has been removed

and Don't forget the fun spring challenge Sara posted for us today below this post.

Dare to be Sassy Thursday #13

sassy thursday
Good morning!  It’s Sara with your Sassy Thursday challenge.  Since the weather is supposed to be turning nice(although not here)we thought we’d use SPRING for your challenge.  Do whatever you want, just make it springy!    Here’s what we came up with.
larisa's challenge 4-1
SSD-4-1 So bring out all you bright and cheery paper and play along with us.  You have until Wed. 4/7 at midnight PST. to link up your creation.  Make sure you use a Sassy image, and the winner will be announced on Friday 4/8.  The winner will receive 2 images of their choice.  Have fun and I can’t wait to see what create!