Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tuesday Spotlight

Today I want to introduce you to another Sassy fan and Sugar Bowl Sweetie 

Here is the gorgeous card she made for us

Using Spread your wings 

When did you start card making, and what made you start?
This is kind of a funny story...I was invited to a Stampin' Up party in 1996 and, after a couple of glasses of wine, I purchased a set of stamps, black ink, and some little note cards. Oh...I almost forgot, I got some chalks too. I made holiday cards that year...but let me tell ya, they weren't at all fancy!! No fancy cutting, no ribbons or bows, no embellies of any kind! But I thought they were stunning!! LOL! Then, fast forward a few years. I had a delightful girlfriend who would come visit me and bring all of HER stamps and inks and papers and fancy scissors. So, my cardmaking became a little more sohphisticated...and, then fast forward again, this time to 2009, when I discovered the world of blogging and online shopping for stamps and craft supplies! And the rest, as they say, is history!!

What is your preferred color medium?
I love my Copic sketch markers. There's a bit of a learning curve with them...and I'm still learning, actually...but I just love the look of images colored with Copics! I enjoy using Distress Inks too...images colored with DIs are always so gorgeous...but my Copics are much more convenient. I have recently started playing with Prismacolor pencils...and combining them with my Copics. I am nowhere near mastering colored pencils...but will keep practicing because I find it just so relaxing to color with pencils! I love 'em all...but Copics are my faves!

What is your fave Simply Sassy stamp?
I have to tell you something funny...I just read this question out loud and my darlin' husband said, "that's a tough question to answer!" LOL! He's right, tho...it is a tough one...let me think...well, I remember wayyyyyy back when Karen, over at Sugar Nellie, introduced Krista Smith (the Mama of these Sassy little cuties) and showed us some of Krista's artwork. Karen asked for people to choose their top 3 faves because she was going to have them made into rubber stamps...YAY Well, I wasted no time choosing "My Friend Kitty" (eventhough cats make me sneeeeze!), "Pillow Talk" (not the original name of this cutie..heehee), and "Artistic Goddess". I love 'em all...but I think my all time fave has to be "Artististic Goddess"...because she came from the very first batch of Simply Sassy images...and because I aspire to be an artistic goddess!

How did you notice Simply Sassy stamps for the first time?
I guess I already answered this question. Although I will tell you that I am the very, VERY first follower of the Simply Sassy Blog!! I signed up as a follower and then had to wait what seemed like forever for the blog to be available. I'm not sure how that happened...but, yep, I'm number ONE!! LOL!

What is your favorite style of cardmaking?
Hmmm...well, that depends on my mood. Sometimes I like clean and simple (although I'm not very good at keeping cards C&S...since embellies just "happen" to find their way onto my cards. LOL!). I love all things "girly" and very much enjoy using lots of flowers and pearls!! Lately, I have been playing around with Vintage and Shabby Chic. I generally end up with crackle paint and DIs all over my hands and worktable...but I quite enjoy the effect!! I'll let you in on a secret...all of my Simply Sassies have green eyes! Why? Because mine are green, of course! hehehehe!!

What would you love to see more of at Simply Sassy blog?
I have to say that I can't think of a single thing that I'd like to see that isn't already there! You ladies ROCK!! I love the tutorials and different projects. I get so many great ideas when I visit. Just keep doing more of the same and I'll be in heaven!!

Thank you Pat for answering our Q&A
Here are some more Sweet and Sassy cards I found over at Pat's blog,
but do go visit her for more as she has tons of lovely cards there :)

 Using Artistic goddess 

Using Fabulous Darling

 Using Fairy Tale 

Using Little Light of mine

Using Delicious

Thank you so much Pat for letting us do a spotlight on you :)
So please leave Pat some lovely comments :)

Hugs Maria 


  1. I gotta say, you sound like such a lovely lady Pat!! I'm not a follower of your wonderful blog. I can't wait to start following your work. Your card for us is stunning, as are all your other Simply Sassy creations!! You rock the green eyes, I must admit! Heehee. I love the colour combo on your Artistic Goddess card - yum!! Thanks for being in our spotlight!

    xo Lou Mac.

  2. thanks for showcasing Pat, all her work is just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

  3. All of these cards are stunning. I've followed Pat's blog for quite a while now and she always amazes me with her gorgeous work.

  4. Wow I am off to become a follower - Pat's work is outstanding! Where has she been hiding? Sheila:)X

  5. Gorgeous! I love that sentiment paired with artistic goddess - perfect! Thanks for sharing with us a little about yourself.

  6. So gorgeous.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Lovely to see the older Sassies - especially Artistic Goddess & that's some creation with her; those colours are amazing. It's lovely to see all the detail of the Spread Your Wings card too - such a lovely embellishment 'panel" with the sewing items.
    Paula (PEP)