Thursday, November 15, 2012

The time has gotten away from me this month and now it is closing in on DECEMBER.  I'll post another layout in the next week or so for the Dec. month.  I know you will enjoy it.
The holidays are coming and there is alot going on at Sassy.  I feel like a little elf in santa's workshop.  The anticipation and flurry of events are enormous.  During Black Friday weekend our store hours will remain as normal (10 to 6 on Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 on Sunday) so you can run around and get all your door-busters done than come see us.  Santa's Workshop will be in full swing both friday and saturday.  Mrs. Mary has planned lots of great stuff.
HAVE a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your family - take lots of pictures and remember that your memories are the tickets to your traditions.
~ Julie ~

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Good Morning, 
Here in Murfreesboro, TN it was a bit of a cool brisk start this morning.  
I've been away from the area for the past week enjoying the company of my family in Michigan.  Their weather is already cool and the colors pronounced that autumn is HERE.

This morning as I headed to the shop I entertained the thought that "Fall" is quickly approaching Tennessee's doorstep.  It wont be long and we too will have all those beautiful colors.

Now that I am back and I am getting my head back in the game - I wanted to continue with another idea for the month (October).  We have many layouts that are displayed throughout the store to help folks understand just what to do with product.  So I thought I would take one of my layouts that I did in the summer and give you an idea that you may not have thought of on your own.  Hope you enjoy it.
The paper I used is "Rusty Pickle", it's black and white and you add the color.

 I chose arrows and lines to work with - my pictures of my son and husband and silly string. 
Then I used my atyou Spica pens to color in the areas where I wanted color.  You can purchase the pens in sets or individually.  I like these pens because they are true-color which means the yellow is yellow even on grey paper and not mud.  They have real fine specks of glass in them for a little sparkle and they last 340 yards. They also coordinate well with copic markers for an added glitter look. 
Used as much color as I could until I was pleased.
To finish off my pages I used the clear cuts journaling pieces by Little Yellow bicycle.  First I matted them on white paper and then I used a slick writer to write my conversation.  This gave the look of the comic strip word bubbles or balloons.
Double matted my photographs on color cardstock and black cardstock to match the different Spica colors used in the back ground.  If you have seen any of my layouts you know that I also use pop dots.  I did it here as well to pop the pictures for added depth.
You've got to try this it was a lot of fun.  It is simple and easy enough for the kids to try their hand at it.  Anyone can do this with paper that just needs a bit of color.
That's all for now - Until the next one.  Enjoy!
If you should have any requests for "how too" - simple email the shop.  THANKS.
~ Julie ~

Monday, September 10, 2012

Good Morning to all my sassy friends,

I wanted to put in a plug for the Copic Class on Sept. 17th at 6 p.m. 

If you've never tryed these amazing markers this is a great opportunity to do so.
We'll be doing something new. I've been working hard to bring something fresh to the table.
So this class will be strictly a HOW TO (no cards). 
Our topics we'll cover: "How to Choose Blending Colors", "Light Sources and Directions" and "Fall Colors (Leaves, Trees, Pumpkins and Scarecrows)".
Class will also include a free marker and two new hand-outs for future reference.
Call the Store to sign up so I'll know how much to prepare.
Thank you.
~ Julie ~
class instructor

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September is HERE!!!!

How quickly a month goes by here at Sassy Scrapper.

When I looked at the calendar it was "September"


I feel like the years seem to fly by and they go faster as I am getting older.
"Oh my, where has the year gone?"
It is September today and before we know it this too will be long gone.
This weekend was our Sassy Backyard Retreat.
  It gave me a  great opportunity to work on some new ideas for classes for the coming months.
This afternoon I was even making plans for October classes. 
SO I am rushing around trying to get all my layouts ready to put online and on the wall. 
If you've never been to our Sassy store or maybe it's been a long time since your last visit,
you would find that we list our new classes on the white board and
the layouts are posted up on the wall behind the register. 
If you can't make it to the store the layouts are also on the calendar.
I am gearing up for the fall season.  It's one of my most favorite times of the year - the crisp air, the falling leaves and the beautiful colors.  You can see this in a couple of my new layouts. 
One will be a kit and the other a class.  CALL and sign up space is limited.
OK  - now for the one reason I started this post.  I have a  new layout for you that is simple and fun.
I used the Lego paper (red, blue, green), pop dots, white paper to mat pics and diamond glaze to give extra dimension.

My son made his first Lego house using his imagination and I had to get pictures.  To put the layout together I cut out Lego's from each color paper and put them on top of the base page.  You can add a little diamond glaze to give the individual Lego's a thin layer of glossy.  Be sure to put it on with an applicator sponge rather than just pouring it on - you will have to much and it will drip and run.  Keep in mind that if you want a puffy more raised look you can use Glossy Accent instead.
Put on Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accent after you have adhered all the pieces where you want them.  I pop dotted mine before I glazed.
I hope that you enjoy this and have some fun. 
Happy creating to you. 
~ Julie ~

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hello Friends,

Today I am posting a school layout of my boys,  Blake and Spencer.  Even though they are older, I still like to scrapbook their first day of school.  Instead of using bright primary colors in this layout, hunter green, dark reds and gold tones were used.  This paper is from the Bo Bunny Cambridge paper line.  I wanted to show how other colors can be used to create a school themed layout.  

I would like to encourage you to continue taking pictures as your children get older, even if they say that they don't want their picture taken.  It doesn't matter how old they get, your children still like to look back in their scrapbooks and read about the events and memories that have happened in their lives.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog!

Happy Scrappin!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hello My friends,

School began today for our household and wow what a flurry of events.  Now I can sit down with a cup of coffee and think about my next layout. 

Actually, it is laying on my scrap table right now.  It is designed to use up some of those old things that I know we all have stuck in the closet or in our storage.  Pull out the leftover alphabet stickers and any miscellaneous bling and lets get to work. 

First of all I took my son's school picture from last year. I know you have the same thing at your house.  Those school pictures that never make it to the wall and you just can't part with because your baby is growing up.  Well, now I have a layout just for THAT photo.

I worked up a very simple layout with the help of our friends and designers at Doodlebug.  I chose some not so girly paper as I was instructed "NO PINK".  I did manage to get in a little red into the details.  Next, use three coordinating papers (not too busy, just simple patterns) I created a 12x 1 1/2" border.  The other two patterns I cut one 6x7 and the other 6x5 to fit snuggle to the edge of the white background.  I placed the border over the two pieces and double matted my photo with the like patterns.

Grab those abc's and list the things about your little one or maybe big one that makes you smile and the things that even drive you crazy. 

I started with my son's name in the top and then a list of descriptive words:  Smart, thoughtful, kind, inquisitive, loud, spunky, playful, hilarious, spirited, sweet, feisty, stubborn, curious, inventor, builder, artist, star, helper, SEVEN, 1st grade.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

It has been a long time since I posted anything.
Most of my layouts and cards are on the store website so I often forget about posting here too.
Please accept my apology.

Today, I put a couple of new layouts up in the store that I am really excited to share.  In thirty minutes we had customers signing up for classes.  They will be on the store website by the weekend; however, if you want a seek peek hurry to the store.

We have a really full schedule at Sassy so keep that calender close so you can see it daily.

We love to hear from you so send us your comments or a note

Class Instructor - Julie

Sunday, January 15, 2012


What a wonderful weekend we are having at Hampton Inn!! Beautiful facility, awesome beds and incredible croppers!! You girls are both talented and absolutely awesome women . . . thank you for sharing yourselves with Sassy :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


ANNOUNCING the very latest from BO BUNNY . . . . online classes!!!

Every month Bo Bunny will be offering a new class using their newest products, and all you need to do is go online!! Their first class began on January 9 using the beautiful new "Snowfall" paper and will continue throughout the month. February's class has already been announced and will be using the "Smooch" Valentine line. Sassy will be offering all the products necessary for you to participate in these classes. So come on down and pick up your supply lists and products for some really incredible projects!!


It's a new year. . . time for new plans, new resolutions, new opportunities . . . I for one, am ready. You see, I lost my mom on December 8. She died not having spoken to me for nearly two years. She died never having met 11 of my 13 grandchildren. She died not experiencing the laughter that goes on in my kitchen every Sunday. I will never know or understand why, but I know that she missed some very precious opportunities. We never know what tomorrow holds, girls . . . don't take it forgranted . . . don't miss the opportunities.