Saturday, March 31, 2012

Birthday Wishes at Sugar Creek Hollow

Birthday- Phindy's

Hello everyone, I hope your Saturday is starting out wonderfully and I am so happy you could stop by here to see what the gang at Sugar Creek Hollow is up to. If you are not familiar with SCH, we are a vintage, shabby chic and primitive challenge blog that posts a challenge each Saturday morning. I hope you will join us in creating a card in one of these styles using this week's theme of Birthday Cards. We are sponsored this week by Phindy's Place where our winner will have their choice of one digital image.


I used Stampin' Up cherry cobbler card stock with design papers from Webster's Pages, I cut one of the jars from this and attached it to my sentiment banner. I love how this turned out, but then I love yellows and reds together. Hope you will find time to create a card for us this week since we all can use another birthday card for our stash.

On a personal note, I am having computer hard drive problems and as I am typing I have it in for repairs. I forgot how slow my old computer was, lol, but at least I have something to post my card on. Wish me luck as I am a little lost without all of my fall backs on my computer. I just hope and pray that I haven't lost too much.

Edit: I had a virus that showed my hard drive as failed but it was not, Thank you Lord! They just had to do a virus removal, run some updates and good as new. I was very lucky to find a place that they could work on it so quickly. I am blessed in so many ways!

Happy Day my friends!

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up cherry cobbler, Webster's Pages Petite Papers Spring Market, PTI white
Ink: Prismas and Oms
Other: Spellbinders Labels one, SU punch, Martha Stewart seam binding, SU cherry cobbler twine
Sentiment- A Word for You Stampin' Up

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lemons and Ants----What?

Just wanted to show you one more card using another of Laurie's newly released sets for March before the month runs out. This is "Lemon Ants-Color" and can be found in the store here at Doodle Pantry. It comes with 2 digital design papers,3 sentiments and a pre colored and outline image of these adorable ants all for only $3.00! What a deal!!! Laurie has also started designing some blog badges that are FREE...check them out here . You may use these just as decoration on your blog, as your signature or to give to someone for their blog. Stop by and take a look.

Birdie Thanks Blog Badge               God Bless Heros Blog Badge

 These are my two faves!! or is it the fiesta choose, lol.

My card is very simple, but I love how it turned out and this is such a fabulous sentiment. For the inside, I used a Sizzix die to create a butterfly which I stamped with a manuscript stamp, leaving lots of room to write a note for that special friend.

Thanks for taking a look and remember our new release at Doodle Pantry starts on April 1st, so keep a lookout for more fabulous sets.
Enjoy your day!!

Card Details:
Paper: Rubber Cottage textured white, scrap yellow, retired Stampin' Up design
Ink: Copic T1, SU markers,TH distress inks and Prismas and oms
Other: Spellbinders Labels 1, GinaK Designs pearls, Sizzix butterfly tag, Hero Arts manuscript stamp

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Birthday using Fresh Brewed Designs

Hello are you? Happy to see you here where it is time again for some fun at Sweet Sketch Wednesday where we are joined this week by Fresh Brewed Designs as our sponsor. We hope you will give her a big welcome and visit to check out her wonderful images. Here is a bit from her:

I am Heather Dennis, the artist and owner of Fresh Brewed Designs, but first and foremost I am the wife of one amazing husband, mother of two sweet and talented kids. I homeschool and LOVE coffee, creating and chatting with my friends. Fresh Brewed Designs is an online shop that opened in November 2010. We sell a wide variety of rubber and digital stamps as well as specializes in many coffee themed images. 
It started with a dream and turned into something bigger. With the prodding of a very supportive husband, family and friends, with a lot of help and a lot of headaches:) and a lot of lessons and prayers.... 
Fresh Brewed Designs has become a place to share, create, laugh and build lasting friendships.
Out motto: Fresh Brewed Designs... where creativity is brewed fresh daily.
We always have a pot brewing, so stop by and join us for a cuppa whenever you want!!!

This week's Grand Prize winner will be able to choose 3 of Heather's images as their very own. Please don't forget to leave a comment at SSW to be eligible for the prize.

Our sketch for this week:

I used Stampin' Up's certainly celery card stock for my base along with some fun design papers by Kaisercraft in their 'candy lane' pack. I used Prismacolor pencils and oms to color this FBD image "Latte Party", don't you love it?

Be sure and visit the rest of the diva team for some inspiration and hop on in on this week's challenge, you know you want to, lol.

I appreciate all of your visits and kind words, I hope to post some pictures later this week of mine and Rick's getaway this past week. It was so much fun and a wonderful treat after dealing with Rick's Mom's death and illness these past few years.
Love you all....have a happy day and don't forget to count your blessings.

I am entering my card in the following challenges, be sure and check these out:

Bearly Mine Challenge #28 where the recipe is 3-2-1 and I used 3 buttons, 2 design papers and 1 ribbon

Digital Tuesday Challnege #153 where you use your favorite color and at least one digital item. I used my FBD image and my favorite Green!

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge #57 using spots and stripes which are in my design papers.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Steampunk on a Saturday....

Hey gang, how is everyone??? Ready for some steam punk at Sugar Creek Hollow ?
This Saturday we are asking you to create a card with a vintage, shabby chic, primitive flair in the style of Steam punk which is all the rage now. I will admit that this is not something I have done but maybe once and some of you may have lots of tips to share with me on what I could have done differently, but hope you like my card and it will inspire you in some way. I used some freebies from the lovely Paulette at Create with TLC where I lucked up one day when she posted design papers labeled Steam punk PT Barnum along with the vintage circus block that I used for the inside. I used the design paper in her original color but did recolor the block in Word to blend with her papers. Love that about digital images!! The wonderful sentiment is also one of Paulettes' "Dreams that do come true"....will be using this again for sure.

I created a flower? of sorts from twill, a staple and an old button from my stash. I simply stitched with orange thread and then pulled loosely into a shape, not making a complete circle as I did not want it to be too frilly and perfect.

We will choose one random winner, who will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will choose their Top Pick and that creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot to be chosen by the Design Team after all the Top Picks for the month have been chosen.

Please stop by at Sugar Creek Hollow and see what the rest of team has created for you this week and leave them some love.
As always, know that I appreciate each of you that comes to visit me. Have a fabulous and sensational Saturday!!

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up really rust, TLC vintage PT Barnum paper, DCWV Tattered Time
Other: Quote TLC, Vintage Circus Block TLC, SU gears and cogs punch, Hodgepodge hardware, SU twill, old button, Fasteners staple. TH rusty hinge distress ink.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Digi Stamp Boutique and Sketch 146

Happy Spring for all my Northern Hemisphere friends and to those in the Southern....happy Wednesday! I hope wherever you may be today that you are happy and doing something you love.

I am as I show you my latest card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday using this wonderful stamp "Spring Stroll"  from our wonderful and faithful sponsor Digi Stamp Boutique.  
Be sure and visit Sally Ann and take a look at her beautiful images, we all love working with them at SSW and you have the chance to win 6 of her images. 
This week's sketch is a beauty, Arlana has outdone herself with this!

I used Prima "So Cute" papers and the name says it all doesn't it? My strips were made using a second piece that has lady bugs and leaves on them. Do you see the tree limbs and leaves, love the way they match the papers. I hope my card has inspired you in some small way and that you will join us this week. My fellow teamies have some sweet goodness to show you at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, so be sure and hop on over there.

Thanks for stopping in and enjoy your day!!

Card Details:
Paper: Prima So Cute, Stampin' Up old olive and baja breeze
Ink: SU baja breeze and Tim Holtz distress inks
Other: Spellbinders shapeabilities "bugs" and square dies

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Primitive Saturday with Robyns Fetish...

Can you believe it is Saturday again? Hope you are having a great weekend and looking forward to wonderful things. I want to show you our challenge for this week at Sugar Creek Hollow and introduce you to this week's sponsor:


We are all working with an image from Robyns Fetish and I sure you will love them all! Be sure and stop by SCH and check out all of the beautiful creations by my teammates. As you know, our blog works in vintage, shabby chic and primitive style and we all are creating in the primitive theme this week. All of the challenge details will be on the blog, so be sure and read all about it!

I added some text to my "primitive bear" and made my card one that I could just send to a friend that I am thinking about. My coloring was done using Prismacolor pencils and oms. I hope you like him and will join in with us this week, we love seeing your creations.

We are starting some of our spring cleaning and projects, so off to work....hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Love you all....happy day.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

What is a Quirky Bunny?

Hi there, wondering about "Quirky Bunny", she is the free set at Doodle Pantry this month that you get for simply playing in our current challenge DPDC21 where all we ask of you is to create something using one of Laurie's beautiful Doodle Pantry images, and if you still aren't sure....she has some freebies for you to try before you buy. I used the pre colored set to create my card which has this small image of 3 eggs which I added twice to the larger bunny. I also used a small piece of the matching digital paper which I cut with the Spellbinders long scalloped rectangle. I decided to keep this card CAS and I have to say that I just love the blues and yellow together.
Be sure and stop by and check out all of the specials going on and enter your card.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Happy Day......

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Day For Daisies at SSW...

Good Morning!!!
Welcome to this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge! We are working with a fun sketch for this week and I hope my card inspires you to give it a try.

Our fabulous sponsor for this week is A Day for Daisies . Tammy creates such a beautiful variety of images, I know you will find something to fall in love with just as I do each time that I visit.

A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

This week's Grand Prize winner with receive a gift certificate to her store worth $12.00.  Go ahead and join in, you know that you want a chance to win this!

For my card this week I used her image "Mucha Style Wild Poppy". I masked the image and stamped lightly in London Fog the manuscript stamp from Hero Arts around this beautiful poppy, which is one of my favorite flowers.
I used design paper from Memory Box and butterflies made by Stampin' Up embosslit wonderful wings.
I hope you like it and will stop by the blog to see what else the gang has to share, you will love their beautiful cards for this week.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up certainly celery, Recollections blues, Memory Box Minuet
Ink: Prismacolor pencils and oms
Other: Spellbinders peony die, SU embosslit, Studio 18 gems, SU certainly celery ribbon, SU flower punch, stash button, Hero Arts manuscript stamp

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Going Green at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Welcome to Saturday and that means it is time for our next challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow where we are going green, as in monochromatic green and if you like it can be a St.Patrick's Day card. The team has some WOW cards for you to get your inspiration from this week, so be sure and stop by the blog. We are also welcoming Debbie Marcinkiewicz as our Guest Designer this week. You can find more of her beautiful work at Simple Pleasures .

This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display on their blog. The Design Team will choose a Top Pick and the creator of that project will also receive a winner's badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

I am so excited to show you my card this week. I have only stamped twice to create my card and that is on the inside. What I am most excited about is this new technique that I have tried for the first time to make my ruffles and you can find it here . Mine are not anywhere near as beautiful as hers, but I can't wait to try this again. Also my card was created using a beautiful bg from
Ephemera's Vintage Garden which is where I also got the bird quote. I altered the shading just a bit on the bg in Word and added this beautiful image "Butterfly Flowers" from Bugaboo Stamps , I just love the new silhouette images she is designing. This is a black image, but it I also recolored in Word with the light variation of green. I cut part of the bottom off on the bg Easter Girl sheet and used in on the inside. This is where I added a nest that I stamped from a couple of old Stampin' Up sets, Feathered Hope and Seasonal Birds. I hope you enjoy my card and will check out these sites. Believe me it took much longer to place the links in this post than to manipulate my images.

I didn't place a sentiment as of yet, as I am not sure what I will give this card for....I can see Easter, Spring , Happy Birthday or just as a Thinking of You.
I don't know if I said this earlier but the background and bird quote were freebies, be sure and sign up for Debbie's newsletter and you will start getting your own free vintage images.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you are finding something to inspire you this week on my blog. We are so happy to see all of the beautiful entries coming in to our blog and hope you will join us in creating a vintage, shabby chic or primitive design this week.
hugs to you all and Happy Weekend!

Be sure and stop by at Love To Create where they are also sponsoring a Monochromatic challenge sponsored by Bugaboo and I am entering this card.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

With Sympathy

Unfortunately we have been needing quite a few sympathy cards lately and even though I would love to use this as an Easter card, I decided to create something that could be sent either as a sympathy or simply a card to someone struggling. My inside sentiment is from a Gina K set "Comfort and Peace". This card came together so quickly using Doodle Pantry's newly released this month set "Lion and Lamb" which comes with the combined animals as well as individual ones with multiple sentiments including the Peace that I overlaid on the Lion and Lamb. The Tim Holtz embossing folder was added to give some texture, but I just wanted to keep this very simple. We have a challenge going on now at Doodle Pantry's challenge blog and invite you enter your card, this month we are giving the new set "Quirky Bunny" just for playing and if you need to purchase something, don't forget the new set "English Bluebells" which is free with any purchase.


Here is the inside of my card:

I colored this beautiful image using Prismacolor pencils and oms.

Be sure and check out Doodle Pantry and join in on all of the fun.
Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Molly in March!

Happy Wednesday, How are things going for all of you? A good start to the week, I poison ivy is still itching some and the patches are still visible but not festered as they were last week.  I have learned my lesson, no more messing with anything that I am not sure what it is from now on. Murphy's Law is still at work at my house, Rick came down with the crud on Friday and hasn't hardly been able to raise his head since, he is some better today but still extremely weak and now I have a sore throat and cough....what is happening around here, lol.

Enough of my problems......because there are definitely no problems going on at Sweet Sketch Wednesday where we are being sponsored by the fabulous Stamp Fairy who is giving this week's Grand Prize winner a gift certificate to her store.

We will also choose 3 top picks who will each receive a banner to place on their blog. Hope it is you....

For my card this week, I am using Gerda's image "March-Molly Throughout the Year". I loved working with her this week and Arlana's beautiful sketch which is this month's oldie but goodie repeat.

Here is another angle of my card so that you can see the layers a little better.

I used my fave Stampin' Up certainly celery card stock along with one of my very favorite design papers "butterfly garden" by Pink Paislee, this is one of the butterflies that is also from that collection.

Be sure and stop by SSW and give the other gals a visit this week and see the details on their beautiful cards. As always, thanks for taking the time to stop in and see what I am up to. I promise that soon I am going to stop telling you my problems if you will just bear with me....or at least I am praying so.
Happy Day my friends.

I am entering this into the Spring challenge at Deep Ocean Challenge #20

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Trash to Treasure

Happy Saturday and welcome to our Trash to Treasure challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow . In case you haven't heard the news, our blog is now under new ownership, our very own Cec Wintonyk, who has been our blog challenge coordinator for over a year. The previous owner, Tracy Vinson has started a new venture and in order to devote time to that, has decided to step away from Sugar Creek Hollow. I know you will love our new look, challenges and the changes that Cec has in store for all of us. We hope you will continue to support Sugar Creek Hollow and our new adventure, I know that I am excited for all of the fun things coming in the near future. We also have a new team member starting today, Holly Young and you can find her on my sidebar at Through the Looking Glass .I hope you will welcome her with open arms.

We also have a special guest designer today, Sheri Wilshire at Twitterpated with Paper who was a winner of our Card of the Week. Be sure and check out all of the design teams cards at SCH today and stop by to see what they have created using their trash.

You must use items headed for recycling or garbage - not paper scraps & you must show a photo of the item(s) before they are transformed.
The winner of the random draw will receive a digital image of our choice and one creation will be picked for the Card of the Week and be in the running for a Guest Designer spot .

For my item this week, I have used an empty container that used to hold Crystal Light individual drink packets.

I decorated it to match my stamp room and created it to hold my stipple brushes that are taller and getting in the way of my shorter tools.

My room is painted in shades of green, much like this mellow moss and trimmed in white. I used white lace and offray green ribbon along with Inkadinkado images. The butterflies were made using a Stampin' Up butterfly embosslit with some added pearls. I am pleased with how this turned out and look forward to using it.

Now go check out your recycle bin or trash and join in on the fun. We at Sugar Creek Hollow love seeing what you create in the vintage, shabby chic, primitive style and know you will wow us again this week. Be sure and leave a comment at SCH letting us know what you think of our new look and changes. We have several sponsors lined up and can't wait to get started. Take care and enjoy your weekend, thanks for stopping in.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Yeah, It's Release Day....

March 1st, can you believe how this year is zipping by, but the good thing is that today is release day for Doodle Pantry and I am using this beautiful set "Violin" that you can find here . Be sure to check out all of the new sets that Laurie is releasing this month which can found on this page.  I created this card as a thank you for Rick's cousins husband that sang so beautifully for the funeral. I used the cuttlebug music embossing folder, distressing it with Frayed Burlap distress ink. I placed the PNG file for the violin on a piece of design paper that I picked up ages ago from TLC where Paulette is always so generous. I had every intention of coloring this up, but when I put the card together, it seemed to work better with just a sponging of distress ink. I hope you like it this way.

We have a beautiful set English Bluebells which is free with purchase this month and a new Quirky Bunny that will be sent to each of you that participates in this month's challenge on the DP blog and will be available in the store after the 24th. So be sure to join in the challenge this month for your free set!
Don't forget that the team has lots of inspiration for you, so be sure and stop around for a visit.

Don't you think this is a perfect sentiment for him? Part of this set!!

Thanks for stopping in to visit with me! On a personal note, my week is not slowing down. We are still trying to get things settled after Rick's Mom's death and sadly we attended the funeral today of one of my dearest friends. Her husband is a truck driver and arrived home in the early morning hours Sunday to find her dead. She has struggled with MS for around 14 years and the Lord has finally called her home. I have never know a more faithful, loving Christian in my life and she will be missed by many. May God Bless her family.
I have always been one to take Poison Ivy easily but haven't had a case in several years, I thought that maybe I was not as sensitive as I had been in years past, but alas it is not so. I was standing by some bushes at the cemetery after Polly's graveside service speaking with some friends and messing with the got it, which were entwined with poison ivy! I have a huge spread all around my neck, hands and face. We are first thought that maybe I had just touched something that I was allergic to but after Rick and a friend went back to the cemetery, we now know....I am going to get a cortisone shot tomorrow. Oh my, as I said to can't fix stupid.
Happy Day my friends.

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