Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WYLTC- Nativity

Its WYLTC week again and this month we all took Melinda's nativity pattern and "made it our own."  Come check them out!  I'm there today sharing how I made this....

Super cute!  I love it!  See it HERE.

Friday, November 15, 2013

WYLTC- Thanksgiving crafts!

I'm posting which can only mean one thing, its WYLTC week!  I'm actually finishing this week off with a set of candlestick pilgrims.  Go HERE to get all the details and the tutorial.  But all the other ladies made some seriously adorable turkeys this week.  You don't want to miss any of them. So go check them all out HERE.   :)

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WYLTC- Spiders

Its WYLTC week again and everyone is sharing cute Halloween wood crafts of course!  So head on over and check them out.  I made these cute little spiders.  Seriously, easiest craft ever!  Click HERE to learn how to make your own.

Monday, September 09, 2013

WYLTC- Menu Planning

Hello!  I'm blogging!  Are you so surprised?! haha!

Well, life is just full surprises.  Turns out having 3 kids makes blogging and crafting a lot more difficult.   And blogging and crafting is even more difficult when you have some birth-control failure and find out your expecting baby #4 (even though baby #3 is only 9 months old) and are pretty dang sick to boot.  Yup!  You read that right.  I'm expecting again and will have babies 16 month apart.  Now that the shock of it all has worn off we are pretty excited about it.  And its pretty funny.  Surprise baby is due on April fools day.  Love it!

What does that mean for this blog?  Well, not much.  Just know that I'll post any great ideas or new creations I have, but they'll probably be far and few between.  But since that's what has been going on here anyway, not much will change.  :)

But amongst all the chaos that is my life right now, its WYLTC time again!  Yay!  I love it!!  It was my turn to pick our theme so we will be doing "kitchen" crafts and I'm kicking it off with my brilliant (if I do say so myself) meal planning system that I have in the works.  So go HERE and check it out!

And then go back everyday for the rest of the week to see what all the other WYLTC ladies came up with.  It always is fantastic!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Flag Inspired USA

Hey everyone!  It's Wood You Like to Craft week again!  This month we are making "flags" and I am over there today showing my flag inspired U-S-A and my patriotic mantle vignette! 

Head on over to get all the details.
And don't forget to check out all the cute "flags" from the rest of the ladies this week.  You won't want to miss it!

As always I'm linking to these great parties and events:

Saturday, June 01, 2013

DHD Blog Hop- June House Party and Summer Bucket List

Hello everyone and welcome back to Sassy Sanctuary!

It's June and that means it time for another Design House Digital house party and blog hop!  This month the theme is "whimsy" and you'll find that this collection is super cute, super bright, and perfect for summer!!

 You can check out and download the kits HERE
 The house party kits will be on sale, 30% off, through June 5th.

Here are a couple of the layouts I created using the house party kits.

In this first one I used a couple pictures of my kiddos from last summer enjoying some snow-cones.   We actually avoid food coloring around here so snow-cones are a rare treat for my kids, but they LOVE them!  I think the happy kit colors compliment my happy kids really well!

We recently celebrated the first birthday of my cute little niece Kendal, so I had to make a page for her with these kits too!  The fun colors worked really well with her birthday celebration pictures!  And I love how this layout turned out!

But you know me!  I just LOVE printables and hybrid projects so I had to make a printable too!

The whimsy kits really had me thinking about summer and with school just getting out it was the perfect time to create our Summer Bucket List!  If you are anything like me, you always have a ton of things you want to do while the kids are home, but half of them never get done because you just don't think about it.  This way when the kids say "I'm bored!" you can consult the list and find something to do!

So I made my print, put it in a cheap $5 frame from Micheal's, hot glued magnets to the back, and stuck it to the fridge.  By putting it in a frame I have an instant dry erase board.  Then we brainstormed as a family what we wanted to do this summer and wrote out our list on the glass with a dry erase marker.  We can cross them off as we get them done, and if we finish our list we can erase it and make a new one!

And the best part is that my kids are SO excited about it!  They keep asking me when we are going to go do all these fun things. So cute!

So if you'd like to make a summer bucket list of your own, here is the print!


Just save the image (click to get the full image and not the thumbnail, right click, and then hit "save") and print it as an 8x10.  You can add it to a frame to make it dry erase like I did, or you can just write on it and call it good.  Either way, you're sure to have a super fun summer if you take the time to make a game plan!
I hope you'll enjoy this month's house party kits and create some fun scrapbook layouts and enjoy your summer bucket list.  Once again, HERE is where you can find the kits to play along with us!

If you are new to digital scrapbooking and would like to give it a try, I use and LOVE the software Scrapbook Max.  You can download a free trial and see what you think.  Its super easy to use and I know you will love it!  DHD also has a newbie page in the works.  It is chuck full of all the information and tutorials you need to get started.  So watch for that as its coming SOON! But I have to warn you, once you go ditgital, you'll never go back!!! 

And that's it!  You made it to the end of the hop!  I sure hope you enjoyed it and are inspired to digi-create!  If you found your way here first, hop on over to DHD to go to the start of the hop so you don't miss a thing.

Or here are all the stops.
  1. Design House Digital
  2. Tasha Lanigan Creates
  3. Inkling and Wit
  4. To Be Remembered Scrapbooks by Melissa Marti
  5. Hoffmann CreaTIAns
  6. Ratty Tattys Blog
  7. Chers Flair
  8. Jen Dipzinski Design
  9. JJ Designs
  10. Sassy Sanctuary

Thanks for reading!

As always I'm linking to these great parties and events:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Window Herb Garden with Chalkboard Labels

 It's Wood You Like To Craft week again!  This month we are making "chalkboard" projects and I'm sharing my window herb garden with chalkboard labels.  Go check it out!

It might just be my favorite project of all time...

As always I'm linking to these great parties and events:

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

DHD Blog Hop- Inspiration and a free printable!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Sassy Sanctuary!  I'm super excited to be a part of today's blog/facebook hop and to share a little scrap-booking inspiration using this months oh so cute house party kits!

This months color scheme is titled "romantic"  and it is a beautiful, soft pallet perfect for your little girls or lovey dovey photos of you and your loved ones!

You can check out and download the kits HERE.
The house party kits will be on sale, 30% off, through May 5th.

So... what do you do with these lovely kits?  Well... make beautiful scrapbook layouts of course!

This first layout is of my sweet little Ava.  These are the pictures from her Easter photo shoot.  I just love these pictures and love how the kits colors really complement them and leave a very pretty, soft overall feel.

And with the romantic theme in mind I went and found a few photos of me and my honey.  These are pictures of us at our wedding, one from a few years ago, and one from sometime in between.  Its fun to see how we have grown and aged together.     The romantic kits have everything you need to tell your own love story.  Aww!

(Come visit my DHD gallery to see exactly which kits I used for these layouts.)

BUT, I've said it before, as much as I love digital scrapping, my true love is digital printables!  So with Mother's Day just around the corner (at least in the US)  I thought I'd use the house party kits to make you guys a free printable.  Mothers Day Cupcake Toppers!

Aren't they sweet!  What a perfect addition to any Mother's Day Celebration!  (And what Momma doesn't like cupcakes?!?  I know this one does!!)

Here is your printable.  Just save the image (click to get the full image and not the thumbnail) and print it as a "full page." I like to use card-stock to give them some weight.


They are created to be used with a 2" punch.  I have both a circle and a flower punch and love them for cupcake toppers.  The punches I use are EK punches.  You can get them at Joann's (be sure to print a 40% off coupon!) and they are great because they have a deep reach and you can see what you are punching!

Then all you have to do is tape a tooth pick to the back and stick them in your cupcakes!

And if you REALLY want to wow your mom, you can make matching wrappers too!  All you do is pick out some matching papers from the kits and print them.  Then print the template and cut out the shapes.  The template is going to make them a little on the big side, so if you have smaller cupcakes (like I did) you may have to trim them down a bit.  I ended up taking about 1/4" from all sides to get mine to fit right.  Just take a little off at a time until you get them to fit your particular cupcake.

They are basically little sleeves that your cupcakes sit in.  But they sure make the cupcakes look special!

Here is the template for them.  Once again, click to view the full image, save it, and print it "full page."

And HERE is the link again so you can go pick up a paper pack to match the toppers.

I hope you'll enjoy this month's house party kits and create some lovely scrapbook layouts and make your Momma a special Mother's Day cupcake!

And if you do craft with us using the house party kits we want to see!  Please post your cards, layouts, and crafts in our color swatch challenge so we all can share in the inspiration!

If you are new to digital scrapbooking and would like to give it a try, I use and LOVE the software Scrapbook Max.  You can download a free trial and see what you think.  Its super easy to use and I know you will love it!  But I have to warn you, once you go ditgital, you'll never go back!!!

You can follow the rest of the DHD blog/fb hop by going here

(Sorry about the "pin it" app.  Just be sure to click the arrow where the pin it button doesn't appear)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wood You Like To Craft- Mother's Day Projects

Hey Everyone!  Its Wood You Like To Craft week again and this month we are all doing Mother's Day Projects.  There has been some seriously cute ideas so far but today its my turn to share my Angel Mother....

Click on over to check out all the details.

And don't forget to see what everyone else made while you are over there.  You won't be disappointed!

Monday, April 08, 2013

Wood Conection Winner

The winner of the $25 gift certificate to The Wood Connection is....

drum roll please...

Who is...Blogger  
Amanda who said "How fun is this?! I totally think I am going to have to make one of these. Love it! Love The Wood Connection too :)"
Congrats Amanda!  I'll email you now!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Flower Dry Erase Board- Guest Posting for the Wood Connection

Hello Everyone!  I'm so excited to be guest posting for The Wood Connection again today.  They have the cutest stuff!!!

Now, I have been dying to get my hands on dry erase paint.  Have you heard of the stuff?  Well a trip to the Wood Connection was the perfect excuses to try it out on something. It looks like this...

You can get it at Home Depot or Walmart, for about $20.  Then take a trip to the Wood Connection and get all the rest of your supplies and you'll end up with something like this....

How fun is that?!  My 4 year old daughter about went nuts when she saw it.  In hind sight I should have made it to match her room, but I didn't so it lives in my hallway.  Its the perfect place to write notes to your family...


Or keep a weekday calendar...

And it even looks great just wiped clean...

So are you sold and want to make one of your own?  Head on over to the Wood Connection's blog to get the Full Tutorial.

But thats not all!


The Wood Connection has so kindly offered to give one of YOU a $25 gift certificate to their store! They are located in Salt Lake City, Utah so whoever wins will have to be able to get to their store to use it. They have some of the cutest wood craft kits and everything is all ready to go, making it super fun and easy to spit out some cute creations!

 To enter leave me a comment on this post!
Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sweet As Spring- DHD Blog Hop and FREE printable!

Hello everyone!  If you are here from Design House Digital, welcome!  I am so glad to have you "stop" by Sassy Sanctuary and I hope you'll follow along and join my madness.  To the rest of you (so you know whats going on) in order to celebrate the official coming of spring, we at Design House Digital bring you a sweet new blog hop, “Sweet as Spring!”

Start at the Design House Digital blog, and visit a series of blogs belonging to the Design House Digital creative team.   At each blog stop, you will learn something new from one of our Design House Artists and find a "clue."  You will need to follow the hop in order, write down the clues and put all the clues together to form a coupon code for the wonderful "Sweet as Spring" Mega kit!

Isn't it so pretty?!?!

Twelve designers contributed a total of 67 elements, 51 papers, and 4 alpha sets , and this gorgeous kit is a treasure worthy of the journey.  But, in addition, everyone who downloads the kit before Wednesday, March 27, will also be entered into a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the Design House Digital shop!

But that's not all!  We have a challenge for you, too: build something amazing of your own!  Using just the Sweet as Spring collaboration kit (and your own photos, of course), create your own project and put it into our Sweet  as Spring Challenge Gallery.  If you post your project before April 17, you will be entered into another drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the Design House Digital shop, but the challenge gallery will remain open afterwards, and we would love to see your layouts any time.

If you are new to digital scrapbooking and would like to give it a try.  I use and LOVE the software Scrapbook Max.  You can download a free trial and see what you think.  And be sure to download the "Sweet as Spring" kit so you have some goodies to play around with!  But I have to warn you, once you go ditgital, you'll be hooked!!!

So now for the fun part.  What can you do with the faboulous kit?  Well... you are sure to create may beautiful layouts like this...

But one of my favorite things to do with digital kits is make banners and other "printables".  I've made banners for baby showers and other parties before, but this time I created a "spring" banner for my mantle.  Want to see?

I just love it!  It is such a cute addtion to my spring display.

If you want to make a banner of your own, they are super easy to do.  I just make individual images for each pennant of the banner.  Usually at 4x6, since that is a standard photo size.  Then print them on card-stock, cut them out, punch a couple holes, and string them together using ribbon.

But it gets even easier.  If you want to make MY spring banner, I'm including all the images as a free printable! Just click on each image to view it full size, save each image to your computer, print and assemble!  

DHD Terms of Use

I hope you'll enjoy them!

Now, here is my letter  for the coupon code:   D
You can use the list below to go to all of the stops in the blog hop, or you can jump directly to the next blog: BY CLICKING HERE 

·        Sarah Sullivan
·        Vanessa Fenton
·        Inkling and Wit
·        Diane Rooney
·        Mary Moseley
·        Kristin Damon
·        Imaginenation
·        Courtney VanSickle
·        Kandy Caballero
·        Krystal Winn
·        Tracey Allen
·        Qadirah Gomez
·        Kelly Birrell
·        Amy Lanham

Thanks so much for coming by!!


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