Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thanks Doodle Pantry

Today will be my last post as an official member of the creative team for Doodle Pantry where I have had the pleasure of being part of one of the best design teams since September 2011. I decided to step down this term and try some new things but I will always be a customer of Laurie's beautiful images. She creates beautiful designs and with each set you get loads of images for such a great price. Please check out the store if this is a new place to you.

For my card I am using the newly colored version of the older set "Daffodil and Sweet Pea Plus which you can find here . It also includes the outlines if you love to color yourself. I have used a piece of the digital paper behind the lattice that I created in my Silhouette Cameo, later fussy cutting the flowers and using foam dots to raise them and the sentiment.

Here is another of my favorite sets from Laurie.... Christ's Gift which I colored but if you love the pre colored images, you might want to watch for the release on the first (shh, you didn't hear anything here!)

I added some of the new tulips from the set Tall Tulip around the base of the cross with a bit of flowersoft. I love the way this turned out.

Thanks to all of the team and Laurie for making my year and a half at Doodle Pantry the very best.
I will missing working with you but I will still be around.
hugs to you all....................

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Vintage Hats, Shoes and Purses!

Welcome to my blog and my card for this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow where our theme is Vintage Hats, Shoes and Purses. We are looking for any one or all three of all these items in your vintage/shabby chic card. This week we are also welcoming a wonderful lady as our guest designer for this week's challenge. Please stop by at Bumblebees and Butterflies and check out Brenda Brown's beautiful work.   We hope you will join us this week for your chance to be our top pick and a guest designer at a future date.

For my card I used the fabulous shoe and a verse from Doodle Pantry as well as the frame that is from the new set "Old Parchment".  I love this shoe, especially with pearls all around.

Please stop by Sugar Creek Hollow and take a look at all of the beautiful inspiration my teamies have made for you this week.

Card Details:
Paper:Stampin' Up purely pomegranate, Prima Sparkling Spring
Other: Ribbon, purely pomegranate SU, Spectrum Noir markers, Want 2 Scrap pearls, Pearl top pins (Walmart),Lace- Local factory outlet, Silhouette cut file for Scallop 
Images, Doodle Pantry Vintage Shoe, My Stronghold, Old Parchment

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cutting it Close

Whew, this is cutting it close for this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday . I so enjoy their challenges and the beautiful word art that they share each week. You may use this in your creation or any other uplifting sentiment or verse. This time I did use this beautiful verse from 1 John 4:7 encouraging us to remember that God is love and to love one another.  

I added some of my favorite Memory Box Minuet papers along with the color version of the cattail pond and cattails to enhance my verse. The pond is from Doodle Pantry and can be found here.

Be sure to take a look and play along with them soon.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Metal Mania at Sugar Creek

Good Morning!

This week at Sugar Creek Hollow in addition to our normal vintage/shabby chic style we are adding the theme of metal. We want you to add metal in some form to your creation.  

The lovely papers are from the blog Free Vintage Digital Stamps and can be found here .

I added the metal charm and letters which I colored to a copper finish with alcohol inks from Ranger. The twill with copper snaps and a bit of twine.
This was Rick's Valentine's Day card.

I hope you can join us this week, my team mates have created some beautiful cards to inspire you this week, please stop by at Sugar Creek Hollow to take a look.

Have a wonderful weekend.
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Masculine time at Seize the Birthday

Have you been playing along at Seize the Birthday ? If not, then you need to check out this new challenge blog! We are on to Sketch #6 which is a masculine theme. 

I used Stampin' Up card stock and inks in kiwi kiss and night of navy.
I used retired sets "Send a Celebration" and "Simple Shapes" to create my background
along with a "Dots" embossing folder.

This card is a bit different for me and lots of fun to create.

I hope you will check out this fun site!
Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Week #2 at Beccy's Place

Have you seen all of the fun things going on this month at Beccy's Place ? She is having challenges, free art work, daily winners and much more. This is my card for week #2's challenge--all white card.

I must admit this is a challenge to me in more than one ways than one, with the card itself and then trying to photo it. I apologize for my photo as they never seem to turn out very well and with the rain, fog and cloudy skies we are having today it was next to impossible.

I have used a Tim Holtz embossing folder "Frames and Florals" to emboss my card, adding Sizzix leaves and a flower all using Stampin' Up's whisper white card stock. I added some craft ribbon and GinaK Designs buttons to dress it up a bit. Here is a flat picture so that you can see the dimension a little better.

Be sure and stop by to visit with Beccy and join in all of her birthday bash fun!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

A Favorite Bible Verse

I made this card for the challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday . They share a wonderful word art with everyone each week that you can use in their anything goes challenge or you may use an uplifting or encouraging sentiment of your own choice.  I love using their free art but this week I 
decided to use one of my very favorite Bible verses which to me has always been a promise from God that I rely on. It reminds me that no matter what may come, He has me in His hands.

My verse is from a set that I recently got from Daydream Designs and you can find the bundle by clicking here . I also used a free cut file with this swirl frame and backing mat from Bird at Birds Cards and this one is for an A2 card. She is very generous with her work and I know you will love her blog, so please check both of these links for some great products. 

I used DCWV's Mariposa mat stacks, I love the butterflies on the top cut in this neutral palette. I used the matching tan for my backing cut. My beautiful verse, a sheer ribbon in ivory and a couple of butterflies in the same paper and I was done.

Thanks for taking a look at my card today and I wish you a wonderful start to your week.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Seize the Birthday Sketch #5

I am having a blast playing along with the sketch challenges at Seize the Birthday ! Every two weeks, a new sketch goes up with a card for week 1 being created with a feminine flair and week 2, masculine. A great way to grow your birthday card stash with no effort.

For my feminine card this week, I used a cut file that I picked up a while back and hadn't used as yet....love this flower pot! the leaves and part of the flowers are an insert.

My silhouette stamp and sentiments are from Stampin' Up's set "Vintage Labels" and"Just Believe". I also stamped the centers of the flowers with Distress Inks Worn Lipstick and a stamp from "Vintage Vogue".  I used the brick embossing folder sponged with rusty hinge and a white ink to create my cloudy sky.

I hope you will check out this great new blog and their fun challenges. I would also like to thank the team for choosing my card last week for "Birthday Honors".

Have a great day....

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Feathers and Fur....

Welcome to the weekend....this week at Sugar Creek Hollow we are featuring the theme "Feathers and Fur" asking you to create a card or project in a vintage/shabby chic style using either some type of bird or animal.

I love my card this week as I am a big fan of gingham...country girl at heart. I am so thankful to Lilac and Lavender for offering these as a freebie. They offer gorgeous vintage images if you are looking for a great spot to go browsing. I used the main image and tags featuring the rooster. 
My papers are from Samantha Walkers digital set "Honey" featuring the Golden Sunlight set.

The tags come with a sentiment and set of six but I cut out three and distressed these as well as the layers with vintage photo ink.
Hope you can join in with us this week. We love to visit with you and see your creations.

Stay safe and enjoy your weekend. I will keep those in the path of the storm in my prayers.

Entered in the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stampers Use a digital stamp
Forever Friends Use animals/birds/butterflies
Crafts and Me Favorite Color Combo- mine is red/yellow
Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with Ribbon

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's a Birthday....

It is a birthday celebration going on at Beccy's Place

She is celebrating all month long with a different challenge each week,
freebies and tips!

Week 1's challenge is to create a card with something starting with the 
letter 'B' and I have used a basket, in fact 
her image "Apple Basket" which I colored with prismacolor
pencils and then fussy cut.

I am using the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday and their challenge #104. 

Thanks for stopping by for my second post today and I hope if you have
time that you will take a look at my earlier card.

Card Details:
Paper: Rubber Cottage Kraft, Creative Imaginations Orchard Harvest
Ink: distress inks and Prismacolor pencils
Spellbinders scallop ovals
Image: Beccy's Place "Apple Basket"

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Muse Challenge #3

I am excited to again be playing at the Muse Card Club for their Challenge #3 using this beautiful card by Laurie Willison as our inspiration point!


If you haven't seen this new take on challenges, please stop by and take a look!

Here are the simple rules:

Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse
Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member's submissions
Vote for 3 of your fellow member's submissions that you find inspiring.

I was inspired by the beautiful vines and flowers  and the two background panels as well as the large flower and gorgeous orange color.

I  switched the floral paper to my background letting it peek through my cut vines
which were cut with the Cameo. I sponged Tim Holtz distress inks in rusty hinge
and spiced marmalade on a dictionary page afterward die cutting it with 
Spellbinders carnation collection dies.

Hope you take time to check this out, I know you will love it!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch #13

How can such a simple card be so difficult???

One layer, two inks and a few stamps and five tries to get it right!

One time I stamped the heart in my black ink instead of red, the reason I usually 
don't like to have two colors open,  a smudge with that same
black ink on another and a couple that I simply wasn't happy with the layout.

But it is finally done!

I used this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch
Hope you can take a look at this fun challenge blog.

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up whisper white
Ink: Stampin' Up real red, Versafine onyx black
Stamps: Stampin' Up Simply Said and Sprinkles
Bling-Want2Scrap, ribbon from my stash, foam dots
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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sail Away....

I am joining in again for Sketch #4 at Seize the Birthday  which is masculine!

If you haven't seen my previous posts where I have joined in, the premise is to 
create birthday cards with the sketch changing every two weeks.
Creating a feminine card with the sketch week one and masculine
the next week. What a wonderful way to grow your stash of cards.

I have recently picked up some of Samantha Walker's digital papers the "Honey Collection" and used 
the color palette Morning Dew printing the ship from "Old Ship" at Doodle Pantry directly on
to one of these and coloring with Tim Holtz distress inks.

I layered the striped paper on whisper white with a base of close to cocoa
card stock from Stampin' Up.

I created my own sentiment on the computer coloring the font to match my papers.

The challenge is open until Tuesday at Noon, so why don't you jump
over and take a look around and join in the fun.
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sweet Romance

I am so excited to show you my card today, our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow  
smacks of romance!  We want to see vintage/shabby chic cards with a romantic
flair-can be a valentine if you so desire.
Please be sure to read the rules as we have made a few changes!

I had a ball designing this card using several freebies from the creative and talented 
ladies out in blogland.

The beautiful perfume tag and the heart can be found at JanetK.Design Free Digital Vintage by clicking here.

You will find the lovely rose tag, geranium with a frame, solo geraniums and newsprint tags 
at Lilac and Lavender, one of my favorite sites for vintage images.

And last but not least I would like to point out the swirl frame which I got as a free file
from the wonderful Bird at Bird's Cards where you find free cut files and all kinds of digital goodness. Oh my, while stopping by to link up...there are new frame cut files...need to go back! 

Oh, I forgot, I placed the swirl frame over a gorgeous piece of free patterned music paper that 

Please check out these wonderful sites...

Here are some close up pictures of my card.

I used another of Bird's frames cut with the Cameo for the inside:

I hope you like the way it turned out as well as I do, and will stop by at Sugar Creek Hollow
to see what the rest of the team has to share.
We would love to see you play along with us this week.

Thanks to all of you that are so generous with your talents
and share with the rest of us.

I am entering this at the following challenges:

Anything Goes with Ribbon at Crafty Ribbons Challenge --I used  a ruffled ribbon, satin ribbon with a sheer center and linen thread.

At Happy Campers Challenge #9--Flowers, use something digital  

Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp  

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Release Day at Doodle Pantry...

February 1st and that means it is release day at Doodle Pantry where I have used the new set "Old Parchment" which you can find here .  It makes beautiful wanted posters with your western themes, backgrounds for your cards or whatever your creative minds cooks up.

I have combined it with the set Patriotic Eagle   . I also cut an additional parchment ( traced and cut with my Cameo) which I distressed and stamped with a script stamp and rolled as an embellishment.

Here I have used one of my all time favorite Doodle Pantry sets Holy Land Flowers 3 which  is part of 3 different flower sets from the Holy Land. Check them all out.

Be sure and stop by the store where you can see all of the new sets being released, the specials and 
check out the links to all of the inspirational cards created by the team.

Our challenge will start today at Noon---don't miss it!
Thanks for stopping by.

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