Friday, August 13, 2010

Feature Friday - Sweet and Sassy Cards

This week's Feature Friday is about fellow teacher/crafter over at Sweet and Sassy Cards. This shop carries a variety of high quality cards with wit, spunk and a little sass for those days when you're feeling a little fresh. She also carry beautiful cards for your sweet side. My favorite card is the "Congratulations, You had a Colonoscopy." I guess I'm a little sassy today. ;) Also, check out her magnets, clay switch plate covers and gift bags! Now, let's get to know Sweet and Sassy.

1. How did you get into crafting?
Some of my earliest memories are of crafting. I remember spending countless hours with my grandmother, mother and aunt, learning everything from making paper dolls to knitting sweaters. My whole family has always been into arts and crafts, from card making to furniture making.
2. How did your Etsy shop come to be?
Truthfully, Sweet and Sassy happened on a whim. My husband, Larry, said "You spend so much time working on crafts and scrapbooking, why not try to do more with it?", and just like that i looked on line and found Etsy.
3. What is your favorite part about being creative?
There's no doubt about it that creativity has always been a part of who I am. I remember selling painted rocks to the neighbors as a very small child. Creativity gives me an outlet that I've always needed.
4. Are you a full time crafter or do you have a "day job?"
By day, I'm a mild mannered library media aide in an elementary school, by evening I'm a card maker. Though I will admit to an occasional peak or two at Sweet and Sassy Cards and Etsy from the computer at work.
5. If someone were to buy you a birthday gift on Etsy, what 3 words would they use in their search?
Quirky, stylish, earrings - (we all have our obsessions!)
6. How do you create your designs?
Ideas just flow. I opened Sweet and Sassy Cards on my son's birthday January 17th, 2010. I have been in my workroom every day since, and have yet to had a dry spell. A lot of my ideas come to me as I'm falling asleep, or when I should be thinking about something else. When people request a custom card and give me some ideas about their recipient's interests, the ideas go wild. I love doing custom requests.
7. What's in your Soundtrack to Sewing?
Usually I have the television on. It's in the corner of my workroom and I can't see it from where I work, but I always have it on. It's a bad habit, but still it's rarely off when I'm home.
8. Favorite spots for inspiration?
It's definitely my workroom. Even on a day when I don't feel like working with paper, as soon as I sit down at the table, inspiration hits!
9. Who inspires you?
For me it's all about family. It always has been. My earliest memories include family and it's still that way. Family members past, present, and hopefully future are the only inspiration I need.
10. If you had to choose one item in your shop as a signature piece, what would it be and why?
I don't think I can do that! My favorites change with my moods, sometimes Sweet and sometimes Sassy.
Big thanks to Sweet and Sassy for giving us a little insight into her world of crafting! You can check out her blog where she documents her card making and tells us what is going on in her corner of the world.

If you're a teacher, you also might want to check out a great blog about early childhood education over at Marcia Hebert's Blog. Marcia has started a blog documenting her reflections on educating young children, and hopes to use this as a place for educators to share, learn and make connections. I highly suggest you check it out!

That's all for Friday! Have a great weekend!


  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful feature. It's very exciting and now I'm off to share with my facebook and Etsy friends. Thank you so much!!!

  2. A great feature on a very talented lady!

  3. Sweet and Sassy makes wonderful cards! I have purchased from her and the custom cards are absolutely awesome because she can take a rudimentary idea and turn it into something spectacular!!!!

    Her shop is a "must" visit on Etsy and a great source of cards for me!

  4. I've purchased from SweetandSassy before and you can't go wrong with her cards! Great shop to feature today.


  5. I always admire sweetandsassy's beautiful cards! they are really wonderful!

  6. Love her work. The colonoscopy card is cute, haven't seen that before!

  7. Great feature, such cute cards :)

  8. I love her shop, he is great. Really cute cards and good sense of humor

  9. Great feature! I love her shop!!


  10. Really enjoyed learning a little bit more about SweetandSassy!

  11. Thanks everyone, and thanks SweetandSassy!


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