Welcome to Sassy's Cards and Gifts. All of my cards and gifts are about sharing joy and lifting others. For some people that comes from a thoughtful choice of image or sentiment, and for others, it comes from a laugh.
I hope these tutorials, ideas, products, freebies, and stories bring you joy as well. I really enjoy making it all.
I'm Sara Lihz, and I love crafting. My first creative love was poetry, but when I began my career as a college English professor, I found I needed an artistic outlet that offered more of a retreat from work.
I began experimenting with mixed media and cardmaking in 2009. But it wasn't until 2021, after a year of giving up my craft room to make a work-at-home office for my amazing husband that I realized how important card-making was to me. When Mark noticed I was sneaking into the office anytime he wasn't there so I could make things, he came up with a new solution, bought me a Gemini Jr. and helped me reclaim part of my myself that had I lost somewhere between having two children and surviving the pandemic while teaching college students from my kitchen table.
I have two first names, Sara Lihz (pronounced Sara Liz). I grew up on a street with 4 Sara/hs and graduated in a class of 110 with 11 Sara/hs.
I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California.