Monday, November 26, 2012

Beautiful Winter Star and a sale!

I am sure you have been busy looking at all of the great sales going on around the Internet this past week and I have one more for you!!!

If you are quick you still have time to get in on today's
Cyber Monday 50% off sale and if not you
are still in luck as Laurie is giving you a chance to save 
35% off from now until January 3, 2013!
How sweet is that?
Gives you time to check out the new wish list link she has installed at 
Doodle Pantry and pick out all of the new images you have 
been dreaming about.
Check out the specials here for all of the details. 

If you are still needing some ideas for quick Christmas cards, this is one that I created using 
this month's release "Winter Star" in the
color version with some of the kit's digital paper.

For the inside, I simply added a leftover sentiment from 
the Bethlehem Digital card kit.

Check out all of these deals now going on at Doodle Pantry

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you all had a great weekend and spent lots of time
with those you love.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Loving Vintage Christmas.....

I am so happy to have you stopping by for a visit today. 
I hope if you celebrate Thanksgiving that you have had a wonderful 
holiday weekend and if not, I hope you have enjoyed your plans for this 
weekend. I have!
Love seeing all of my family and enjoying sharing memories,
food and time together.

I have been a collector of antique Santas in many forms for lots of
years and this is one of my very favorite Santa stamps.

This week at Sugar Creek Hollow we are celebrating Vintage Christmas! 
How fun..... 
Please create a card or project in vintage/shabby chic style and you
will be in the running for a digi of our choice and the 
project selected as our Top Pick will have a chance
to be chosen as our Guest Designer.

I embossed my background and stamped on a handmade sticker
that I picked up at Walmart last year to add my sentiment.

Now off to enjoy the rest of my holiday.....thanks for taking the time
to stop by for a visit. I am still having problems with
my wrist and am trying to get around for a visit.
Please forgive me if I have not been by for a bit.
Happy Day......

I am entering the following challenge:

Crafty Creations Challenge Christmas is Coming

Card Details:
Paper: Rubber Cottage, SU cherry cobbler, My Mind's Eye Santa Claus
Ink: Memento rhubarb stalk, Tim Holtz Distress inks vintage photo and walnut stain
Stamps: Stampede Santa Collage, Clear Dollar Stamps Designer Label Christmas Tags,
SU Priceless (flourish)
Other: Bohemian Manor ribbon, pop dots

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow goes Kraft!

This week at Sugar Creek Hollow   we are celebrating Kraft! 
Simply create something in vintage/shabby chic style using Kraft.

I created another Christmas card using Papertrey Ink's set
"In the Meadow" along with the dies that match.
I used the snow dies to cut my corrugated Kraft card
stock. Stamping one tree and the snow on Ivory card stock, I added two trees die 
cut and stamped along with a die cut rabbit, don't you love it?

The snowflakes are from Spellbinders, I glittered two of those and added one in
chocolate. The sentiment is from the same set.
Here is a close up.

For the inside, I added more of the snowflakes and Kraft card stock.

One person will be given a free digi of our choice and one will be
chosen as our Top Pick and be in the 
running for a Guest Designer spot. We hope you
will join us this week, be sure and stop by the blog
to take a look at the beautiful cards created by our team.

We are also welcoming a new member to our team this week, please
join us in making Amelia  feel welcome. 
We are all so happy to have you join us.

Thanks for stopping by....have a wonderful week.

I am entering this at the following challenges:

  QKR Stampede Winter Wonderland

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hot Holiday Wishes.....

How fun is this?????

Would you love to own this set? All you have to do is enter our challenge
 at the Doodle Pantry blog  this month---it is our featured set.

Whether you live near the desert or not, this is such a fun
set to create some Christmas cards with as well as
other occasions.

Be sure to check out this month's specials and the new releases
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Autumn Easel Card

             I know that I have said it here before that Autumn and easel cards                                          are two of my very favorite things and I am combining 
both of these today.

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching I wanted
to share this card that I created using Doodle Pantry's image from
Laurie's set Autumn Star which was released last month,
It comes with outline (which I used) and pre colored images
as well as sentiments and digital papers.

Colored with Tim Holtz distress inks and markers, die cuts from 
Spellbinders Harvest Tag set and the 
gorgeous papers from Creative Imaginations
paper pad Orchard Harvest, this card
was so easy to put together.

I hope you will stop by the Doodle Pantry Blog to check out 
this month's challenge, all we ask is for you
to use a Doodle Pantry image to participate.
Just for entering you will get this month's featured set
"Holiday Cactus", I can't wait to show you 
my card using this adorable set.

Also check out the beautiful Winter Star set which is
November's free with any purchase set.

Sorry that I have been absent in blogland except to post my cards, I am
having some trouble with my right wrist and typing seems to 
aggravate the pain. Hope to be able to visit with everyone very soon.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

One for the Guys....

What a fun challenge we have for you this week
We are creating a card in a vintage/shabby chic style as always 
but this time for the special guys in our lives.

I am finally using some of the beautiful Farmhouse Papers
and chipboard and sticker elements that 
I picked up at the CKC show this past summer.

For the inside I stamped a sentiment and a couple of other images
from Stampin' Up "Travel Post" and "All Holidays".

I hope you will stop by the Sugar Creek Hollow blog and take
a look at all of the inspiring masculine cards by the team.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit with me!

Card Details:
Paper: Rubber Cottage navy textured, Farm House Papers "Fair Skies", Stampin' Up barely banana
Ink: Night of Navy (Stampin' Up)
Other: Fair Skies chipboard and stickers, Grosgrain ribbon, 
Spellbinders scalloped rectangle die
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Saturday, November 3, 2012


Happy Saturday and welcome to a fun challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow where we are challenging you to use cream and two colors of your choice.

I decided to use navy blue and yellow with my cream since these papers from Glitz, Vintage Blue are some of my very favorite. 
I thought they worked just perfectly with the "Shabby Chic Labels Four" from 
Justrite that I used. After coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers and sponging with distress
inks I layered the die cuts over another die cut of the toile paper 
and the layers of papers that I cut with my border dies. I used both the 
negative and positive parts of the border and alternated to create my background.

The ladies have some beautiful cards to inspire you this week so be sure to stop by at
Sugar Creek Hollow for a look around.

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up very vanilla, Glitz Vintage Blue
Ink: Spectrum Noir, Tim Holtz distress inks, SU Night of Navy
Other:Stamps Justrite  Shabby Chic labels four
Spellbinders Labels 4, SU edgelits adorning accents, Martha Stewart seam binding, 
Offray ribbon, Making Memories key

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's Release Day at Doodle Pantry

Happy November 1st....and that means that that it is time for this month's new release
at Doodle Pantry where you are going to love this month's new sets!

I have had the pleasure to work with Poinsettia  which includes outline as well
as color images, digital papers and sentiments. What a value!!!


My first card is a little on the rustic side, I used some burlap ribbon with the sentiment and love
this plaid paper with the crumb cake card stock.

My second card is my creation using an idea that I saw somewhere last year
where someone suggested using the pre made photo cards available
during the holiday season to create a fast and simple card.
I found a couple of boxes of these cards on clearance after
Christmas. I am afraid after cutting all of the foliage, my ornaments and hand
cutting the ornament tops, it wasn't very fast, lol!
The poinsettia background was perfect with this set. The card
has a couple of pieces of tape (and I added a bit more) which I used
to attach the gold metallic die cut.
I used Spellbinder circle dies and a Stampin' Up scalloped punch
to create my ornaments along with a ornament topper stamped and hand
cut from a Justrite set. I die cut several pieces from Spellbinders
Foliage die set to create my pine topper.

I love the way they printed the inside sentiment which enables the card to be turned 
vertically or horizontally. I hope to give this a try soon on
some of my cards.

Our challenge at the Doodle Pantry Blog begins today at Noon, don't miss it! 
Just for entering our challenge where the only rule is to use a DP image you
will get free 
this month's set: Holiday Cactus which you can see on the blog at Noon. 

Winter Star is our free with any purchase for November.

Winter Star - Nov 1-24 Free w/purchase

We look forward to seeing what you create with Laurie's beautiful images and
hope you will enjoy seeing all of the beautiful cards created by our 
fabulous creative team.

Card Details:
Paper: SU crumb cake, rubber cottage red, Paper Studio Vintage Santa
Ink: Spectrum Noir markers, distress ink to sponge
Other: Spellbinders dies and SU punch, Paper Studio burlap, PTI button,glitter

Ornament Card:
Paper: Pre Made photo card (Wal-mart clearance) DCWV metallic gold, scrap greens, PTI white
Ink: Spectrum Noir markers, distress ink to sponge
Other: Spellbinder circle die and foliage die, SU scallop punch, Walmart gold ribbon,

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