Friday, December 21, 2012

Quick card...

Hey everyone, are you having a wonderful week leading
up to Christmas?

Rick and I are ready for the big day, easy since we keep it very simple these days.

A few gatherings with friends and family still and then a quiet
Christmas day for just the two of us, can't wait!

Just wanted to post this card using the set Wolf from Doodle Pantry

The image was printed and colored using Spectrum Noir markers, added a strip of embossed
chocolate chip card stock and a sentiment from the same set.

If you would love to do some shopping for yourself....don't 
forget that the 35% off sale is still going on at Doodle Pantry  
until January 3rd.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Monday, December 17, 2012

CAS(E) this Sketch

I know you are not going to believe this but I made a card for no special reason 
except to try out my new Silhouette Cameo machine!
I have so much to learn but oh my what fun it is!
Christmas has come early to our home.

I was surfing yesterday and found this challenge site through the creator Jackie Rowell's blog. 
I loved the card Jackie created and went to take a look at CAS(E) this Design   where
they are into challenge #9 and this great sketch!

Love that they are very flexible with the long as they can see 
the bones of their original design.
You have until noon on Tuesday to get a card in
for the last challenge this year and then they will 
be on break until January hurry on over and
take a look around.

Now as for my design....I used the 3-D flower from
the Silhouette Online store, sizing 3 different flowers
and cutting them with some unknown thin
patterned paper that I have had forever....
it may be some of the first paper I purchased
years and years ago but I still love
the polka dot red!
I used my Big Shot and foliage dies from 
Spellbinders, added different Making Memories 
yellow brads and a fun Smile sentiment from 
a Studio G 1.00 pack.
While experimenting, I also cut out this border
strip with my Cameo and placed it on 
the inside of my card.

I think this will be a great card to send a friend for no special
reason, don't you.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great week.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gift Time....

So happy to see you this fine December morning!

Hope you are well and ready for some great gift 
wrapping inspiration from the team at

Our theme for this week is"For a Gift"-
Make gift bags, enclosures or boxes.

My bag is created from a standard white bag which I added ribbon and a 
doily punched border to as well as  pieces of patterned paper that 
I distressed and added K&Co "Yuletide chipboard pieces, Want2Scrap jewels,
netting and flocked ribbon to, love this look in person
but I had trouble getting it to photo very well.
Sorry about the bad pictures.

I also punched a snowflake out of adhesive paper which I peeled 
and added micro beads to which is lovely!

Now, hope you will be off to create something for that
special someone on your list and share with 
us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

I am entering this at Really Reasonable Ribbon where the theme is Anything Goes with Ribbon 

We are taking the next two weeks off to spend time with
our families but look for us to return with a
challenge on January 5th.

Blessings to you all and
Merry Christmas!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Great Things at Doodle Pantry

Happy Sunday morning!

I am stopping by to let you know that some of our creative 
team at Doodle Pantry  have gotten together for a blog hop
this weekend showcasing some of our Oldies but Goodies!

You have until tonight 12/9/12 to post a comment at the
teams blogs for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the
  Doodle Pantry store and what a time to
go shopping as there is currently a 35% sale going
on until January 3rd !

My card is pretty CAS and uses the new set Trumpet Vine .
I loved coloring it with my Spectrum Noir markers but if you 
are not into come with pre colored images as well as 
several sentiments and papers.

My card was created by using 3 of the PNG images
sizing and turning to create my bouquet.

Hope you have time to check out all of the
wonderful things going on at 
Doodle Pantry this weekend.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Stencils and Masks...

Happy Saturday my friends! 

Have you gotten all caught up in the festivities and preparations for
this wonderful season. It is hard to believe it is only a little
over two weeks away.

I have been featuring a lot of Christmas cards lately so I decided to 
make something different this week.
How about some stencils and/or masks as your tool
for this weeks creation.

How would you like to play along with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow ?

For my birthday card I used a new template that I purchased a while ago by
The Crafter's Workshop called Birds of a Feather. I used 
Stampin' Up blue bayou to sponge the images after which
I sprayed the paper with Tattered Angels shimmer spray.

As soon as I saw this beautiful template and it's branches, birds and cages I 
remembered my Prima stamp set "Butterfly Garden" 
and this gorgeous cage stamp.
Using a stamp around the page set to create my top layer and the corner punch to make
my sentiment tag was super fun and easy.
For more inspiration be sure to stop by the SCH blog and 
see what the ladies have to show you this week.

Now I know you have some type of template in your stash or make one 
using dies to create your own design. We can't wait to see your
wonderful entries.

Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for taking the 
time to visit with me. I appreciate you one and all.

I am entering my card at:
  Alphabet Challenge Blog where V is for Vintage
  Simply Create Anything goes linky party
  Aud Sentiments Anything goes and a DT call

Card Details:
Paper:Stampin Up so saffron, Echo Park So Happy Together dsp
Ink: SU blue bayou, baja breeze,Tattered Angels Frost shimmer spray
Other: Martha Stewart Eyelet Doily punch around the page, Offray ribbon,
Fabric Outlet trim, Studio G gems, Prima stamps Butterfly Garden
Mask-The Crafter's Workshop Mini birds of a feather


Saturday, December 1, 2012


Distressing is the theme for this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and distressed is how I felt when creating this card. The eye doctor that co owned the building with the dentist
that I worked for 22.5 years passed away unexpectedly a couple
of weeks ago. His practice was next door to ours and he was in
and out of our office all of the time as he and my doctor were 
best friends. He had just retired the end of August!
Such a sad time for his family and friends.
Dying young at 60 years of age with his last grandchild just 3 weeks old 
and she was the first girl grand child.
So sorry she won't get to know him.

So I created my card to send to his family. I sponged the distressed background with
Tim Holtz distress inks and stamped and sponged the ivory die using 
pop dots to create some dimension.
I used the same foliage die for the inside.

Be sure and stop by at Sugar Creek Hollow for more wonderful inspiration 
from our talented team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Rick and I are going to
a friends home to shoot some sporting clays today.
Wish me luck!

If you missed my Doodle Pantry post, it is just below!
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Fun December Release and Specials!!

Can you believe it is December 1st?

Time sure flies anymore or at least it seems to at my house.

I am stopping by this morning to post about this month's release at Doodle Pantry ! We have lots of great sets - some new and some new colored versions of our favorites.

You can find all of the new sets by clicking here .

Due to a reduced schedule for Doodle Pantry this month so that our owner and the designers can concentrate more on family and the true meaning of this wondrous season, 
we are not having a challenge for the month of December.
However there are lots of specials that you will want to 
be sure to check out.

Only available from December 1-8 with any purchase
you will get this set free:

Vintage Ornament - LIMITED TIME FREE w/purchase Dec 1-8

and from now until January 3, 2013 you
will save 35% off of any order 
just enter the code 35BLOWOUT!

Old Stove

I am using the new set Old Stove to create my
card for this week. 
I wanted to create a scene and this reminds me of my 
childhood when we had a wood stove and gathered
together for Christmas with my grandparents and 
all of my aunts and uncles.

After coloring the stove, I simply started layering all of my parts, I 
used a PTI tree die to which I added some stash tinsel trim to create my garland
and 1/4 inch circles punched for my ornaments. 
I randomly cut some packages and trimmed for my gifts.
I love the way this turned out and can't wait to try something
else with this fantastic new set.

Be sure and stop by the store, after clicking on each new set
you will see samples made by our talented team.
You just need to click on the picture to be 
taken to their blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by for my release card and be sure to watch for my 
8AM post for Sugar Creek Hollow.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Card Details:

Paper: Papertrey Ink ivory, Old Paper Studio Old World Winter
Ink: Metallic pens, Spectrum Noir
Other:PTI Let it Snow die, 1/4" punch, Spellbinders peony die,
1"circle punch (Stampin' Up), Making Memories chipboard star,scrap twine and gold trim

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