Saturday, July 23, 2011

It's a Sensational Saturday and you are Invited!


I am hoping that blogger is kind and this is posting as scheduled, as you read this I am away for an overnight girl's trip with my only niece. It is the only time she has this summer, in between college classes, raising her family, work and church obligations to play and we are taking advantage of the couple of days she has off.  We are away  at Boone, NC in the midst of the Appalachian Mountains near the Blue Ridge Parkway....shopping, antiquing and of course eating! There are lots of sweet shops in this area, can't wait to tell you all about our trip.
For the important stuff now, at Sugar Creek Hollow we are challenging you to make a tag or use a tag on your card....since I couldn't decide which I wanted to do and the themes....I did both. For my card I tried to create a French Country look, I used a new embossing folder which is one of a set of 4 in the Ornate frames set by Sizzix which I sponged to highlight the detail. My stamps are from Stampin' up's set Vintage Vogue. I love these flowers from the set. I even finished off my envelope with the flourish stamp.


Then I created this Christmas tag. I layered a tag and doilie that I received as a gift in some blog candy along with a piece of freebie digital music paper from "Far Far Hill" that I cut with my Spellbinders tag die and K&Co chipboard. The vintage skaters image from SU's set Winter Post is colored with Tim Holtz distress inks. My ribbon and linen thread are left over scraps. Hope you've enjoyed seeing my indecision and will hop on over to see what the rest of the team has cooked up at SCH and play along this week. Have a wonderful and happy weekend.

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up so saffron, unk blue
Ink: SU so saffron, night of navy
Stamps: SU vintage vogue
Other: Spellbinders labels 18, studio18 rhinestones, sizzix ornate frames embossing folder

Tag Details:
Manilla tag and doilie- gift,
Images: Musical digi paper Far Far Hill freebie, Gina K designs "Blessed is the Season" , SU Winter Post
Other: SU tag punch, K& Co chipboard,
INks: Tim Holtz distress inks, scrap ribbon

12 comments:

marsha said...

Ooh Patti, a double treat today! Both of your tags are just sensational! I love all the sponging and the "French" look plus the very vintage Christmas tag. Enjoy your vacation!
Hugs,
Marsha

Payne Holler Cards said...

just beautiful!! i'm finally caught up enough to enjoy finally being able to visit everyone this morning...have a wonderful girl trip! my youngest met her husband down there at the Teen Vally Ranch where she worked - it's a Christian camp and they used to drive Boone for their dates...had to chuckle bec there isnt a lot to do at Boone (-:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You do vintage real nice! Love them!

CraftinGranny said...

Wow, 2 amazing creations in one day. Enjoy your trip and fill us in when you get back. "Hugs" Carol

Olga said...

I love Boone!!!! and the views are gorgeous!!! Have fun, your creations are priceless as always!

Cec said...

Love both of these fabulous projects but I think the Christmas tag is my favourite. The image is so vintage and you have created such a stunning tag with it. Hope your trip is fun.
Hugs!
Cec

Kathy and Lucky said...

Great projects with the tags, have that vintage feel that you do so well. Hope you are having a great time.

The Other Patti Sue said...

You are the vintage queen and blogger was very kind!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Hi, CASE away on my Follow Your Dreams card, anytime, any card. Hope you had a great time this past week.

Pat said...

Love the gorgeous tag and the super card with a beautiful flower. Do hope you enjoyed your time with your niece.

Pat xx

Becky Garrison said...

Great card and tag! Thanks for the sweet comment on my tag, too! By the way, I wanted to tell you that we love Galax, and all that area of VA. We were for a day just over a year ago.

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

These are both such beautiful projects! I love all of the sheet music on the second one. Lovely creations.