Saturday, April 27, 2013

So Thankful 4 U....

Hello All, it is with mixed emotions that I make my post for today as it will be my last one as part of the design team at Sugar Creek Hollow where I have had the pleasure of designing for the past two years. I have loved working with some wonderful ladies and visiting with some very talented bloggers.
With that in mind, I created my card today with each of you in mind to thank you for all of your visits and kind words through out my term.

The challenge this week at SCH is to use Numbers and Letters and of course as always in a vintage shabby chic style.

Aren't these papers from  My Mind's Eye's paper pad "Bramble Rose" lovely? I layered one of these on black card stock on my green card base using some of the MME paper and the green to create an
awning....I used a Martha Stewart punch and then foam pads to create some dimension.
I hope you like the look of the Spellbinders Elegant post as much as I do. Using a definition from Stampin' Up's set "Define Life" and a small pink rose stamp I created my sign. The 4 and U are cut from Cuttlebug's Olivia set.

My card hopefully conveys to you the gratitude that I have for each of you!
I wish only the best for our challenge blog at Sugar Creek Hollow and hope you will continue to support and play along as I will from time to time. I am stepping down so that I can take a break for a bit from working on any design teams. I hope to play in a few more challenges and to get some projects accomplished around the house this spring.
Sugar Creek Hollow has and always will have a special spot in my heart.

We are welcoming three new team members and I hope you will give them a warm welcome.

They will offer some new inspiration and I look forward to seeing their work for SCH.

Along with me, the fabulous Heather Hudson is also stepping down but stayed tune for next week for a surprise with her....but you didn't hear anything here, lol.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and only the best always.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Fun with Sassy Cheryl's....

Hey there friends, has Spring come to your part of the world or if you are one of my readers from the 
Lower Hemisphere, I am sure you are enjoying my other favorite season, Autumn!

My card today speaks of the hope of Spring with the monochromatic colors of Autumn.
How sweet is that?

I have been enjoying my flowers beds in my yard but alas I am not now enjoying the case of poison oak rash that I also picked up on Wednesday. Who knew all of those twigs, sticks and limbs that I raked were actually dried poison oak? Yuck, will I never learn, lol.

I am playing along with the team at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog where they are creating monochromatic cards this week. I love this image by Sassy Cheryl's "Farmer Sally", she is one of her retired images but she is bringing back some of the favorites in her Oldies but Goodies section and you never know.... 

There are two of the Sally images on sale this week and I may be going shopping after posting this.

I created the flower pot by making a top fold A2 card and measuring in the same distance from each side and then cutting from that point to a point 1 inch down from the top. I cut a rectangle which I rounded the bottom corners and then using foam dots created the top.
I love the Spectrum Noir markers and used them to color cute Sally.

My inside papers and quote are from Paula Deen papers that I bought ages ago at Michael's----love that quote, don't you? I clipped the backs of these cute flower pot and flower buttons to add to my twill.

Hope you can stop by and take a look at Sassy Cheryl's!
Now, I am off to put on some more Calagel....ooh, this itches.
Happy Weekend!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

oh my Baby Face....

What's sweeter than a new baby?????

So to get you creating cards for that special new addition, this week at Sugar Creek Hollow we are asking you to make your very own shabby chic or vintage baby card. 

I have always loved this stamp by Inkadinkado....can't you see that proud parent pushing their new little one for a walk in this?

I recently picked up some beautiful DCWV Nana's Nursery Little Girl papers and they are in my 
favorite colors of green and pink. I went looking through my stash of embellishments and added
buttons, pearls, a little butterfly and a doily.

Be sure to stop by at SCH and check out the rest of the team as they have found some gorgeous
vintage images for their cards and I am sure they will share the links for you.

This week we also have a Guest Designer, Starr Timmons at The Paper Chase   joining us, so please
give her a warm welcome. We appreciate her joining us for this week's challenge.

We are still having a Design Team call at Sugar Creek Hollow until April 21st, if you are interested please check out all of the details at SCH.

Happy Day!!!!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Stamp It

Hello my friends, so happy you could stop by this morning to see what I am up to. I know that I haven't been posting as much and I am sure you can agree with me that there just seems to be not as many hours in the days lately...

Today I am showing you another of my tablets that I created using a plain lined notepad that I purchased at Walmart in a set and simply decorated around. This week at Sugar Creek Hollow we are going old must stamp your card or project, no digitals ---just good old rubber or clear stamps!
And don't forget vintage or shabby chic style.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets by Stampin' Up "Elements of Style" along with the new poetry paper pack that I just purchased from them as well. I colored the flowers to go along with my paper using Spectrum Noir markers adding a bit of blue glitter to some of the centers. My binding was made using a piece of Kraft paper stamped with the flourish from the same set. I used designer dies from Clear Dollar Stamps for my sentiment with a sentiment and flower that I stamped from the same main image.

I hope this inspires you to get out some of your neglected stamps and give it a go......

Be sure and check out what my teammates at SCH have created to inspire you this week and take a look at the details of our challenge and then get your project in for a chance to win!

I would like to take the time to tell you that my dear friend Linda Payne is stepping down at SCH, girl we will miss your beautiful style and sweet encouragement! Her life is taking a hectic turn at the moment and she must devote herself to work and family. We wish you only the best and hope to work with you again in the near future. Love you gal....

I am off for some outdoors time with Rick today, hope you have a wonderful weekend planned as well.
Happy Day.....

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Oh those Fabulous Flourishes....

Happy Day my friends, hope you are starting out on a wonderful weekend!
It is suppose to be warm and lovely here for us and hopefully for your part of the world as well.
Welcome to our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow
If you are not familiar with SCH, we are a vintage/shabby chic themed challenge blog and this week's
challenge is "Fabulous Flourishes", either stamped, in jewels, die cuts or whatever your
imagination comes up with.
Our team looks forward to seeing your creativity this week.

For my card I decided to create one for Mother's Day since it will be here shortly.
I love yellows and grays as a color combo and using various ribbons and lace I layered them,
added flourishes cut from the smokey gray card stock, Want 2 Scrap gems and stamps from both 
Stampin' Up and Verve. 

I thank you for your sweet comments and visits, I know I have been absent quite a bit more than
usual lately but life has been extremely busy. Doesn't mean that I don't still love you though!
I hope to be by soon to visit.

Please take a moment to stop by the Sugar Creek Hollow blog for more inspiration and then please come back with your entry. 

Have a wonderful day my friends!

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