Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

Do you love A Day For Daisies images as much as I do? Then  you will want to join us this week
at Sugar Creek Hollow where they are sponsoring us this week. Tammy creates beautiful images that will spark your creativity no matter what your tastes. As for the team this week we all chose
an image for our theme: fairy tales and nursery rhymes done in vintage/shabby chic style.
I chose the image Magical Wood . Can't you just see Snow White or Red Riding Hood slipping through those woods? Do you watch the show on ABC "Once Upon a Time"? I am such a fan and love all of the stories. Snow White and Prince Charming....

I used Simple Stories paper for my base layer along with a tree and leaves cut with the Cameo. I added some punched flowers with gems, Spellbinders fence and fleur de lis dies, lace flowers, silk ribbon and the gorgeous image colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

I hope you will visit A Day For Daisies and check out their gorgeous site and hopefully
join us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Have a beautiful weekend!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

An Altered State

It's the first Saturday of Spring and we have a forecast of a wintry mix for tomorrow....oh my! But today is sunny and warm so I will enjoy that. Welcome to this week at Sugar Creek Hollow where we want you to alter something in a vintage/shabby style.

I found this frame at a  local thrift store for a dollar and decided to see what I could create. I used some paint to cover the unfinished wood part before stamping and distressing. My panel was created in the My Digital Studio software using various elements. I love the script background paper and the way using drop shadows makes the elements appear to be on different levels. I added a couple of real brads, lace, a key and pin.

The blues and browns are the colors that I used in our guest room so this works perfectly as an added
piece of decor. The blue gloves are my late Mother in laws and the lace runner was crocheted by Rick's great grandmother.

Here is a peek at my room.

Hope you can stop by at Sugar Creek Hollow and join us this week for this fun challenge.
This week we are joined by our Guest Designer Sandra Mathis whose blog is Sandy's Stamping Scene . Be sure to check out her lovely card and stop by for a peek at her beautiful work. 

Happy Weekend!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sweet Season....

Don't you just love the wonderful season coming?
Spring with it's promise of renewal and the celebration of our sweet Savior and His promise of everlasting life!

I know that I do and saying such, loved this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow -"Vintage Easter". We are looking for a card or project celebrating Easter
in a vintage/shabby chic style.

The random winner will receive a badge and digi of our choice and the person
chosen as our Top Pick of the week will have a chance at a 
Guest Designer spot with the team.

My card uses a lovely image that I received a good while back from Magic Moonlight Free Images , isn't she lovely? 
For inspiration I decided to join my old (and that means previous, lol) design team mates at Sweet Sketch Wednesday using this week's sketch. 

My papers are all from the K and Co McKenna paper pad along with card stock from Stampin' Up.
My trims are from a local fabric outlet with the old olive ribbon from SU.

I am also playing in the following challenges: 
Polka Doodle  Week 11 Easter
  QKR Stampede  Dreaming of Spring
  The Sweet Pea Stampers  Spring Colors

Looks like everyone is ready for Spring.
Please stop by at Sugar Creek Hollow and see our cards and then get yours entered for a chance to win this week.
Hope you are getting ready for a wonderful weekend,
thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Photo Inspiration at Sugar Creek Hollow

Happy Saturday!
This week at Sugar Creek Hollow  we have a photo for your inspiration and ask you to find something
in it to inspire you and create something in a vintage/shabby chic style telling us in your post how you found inspiration from the picture.

Photo for Inspiration

I love the purple colors, vase and ruffles of the flower, so I immediately thought of the "peonies in a vase" image from Beccy's Place which I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I printed two of these, hand cutting a couple of the flowers which I placed on foam dots for some dimension.
I embossed the background piece, distressed it and sponged on Milled Lavender distress ink, adding
some of that gorgeous floral lace trim from a local fabric outlet.

I also used a single peony image from Beccy's Place for the inside.

For a chance to win a digital image from us this week, stop by at SCH for all the details, some inspiration from my teammates and get started on your card.
We hope to see you!

Happy Day all, I am off to a shooting tournament, so I will see you soon.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Butterflies and Flowers....

Are you in the mood for Spring as much as I am?

It is suppose to be a warm weekend for us in the low to mid 60's and I am so very excited.

I created a card for the challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's where their theme is  Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere! You also need to use one of their images. I used "Cross eyed Butterfly".
You know I do not usually use this type of flower but I dove into my stash and created this 
group and was fairly pleased with the layout. I love the small butterflies!
Hope you will check out this fun challenge blog and Cheryl's beautiful images.

Have a wonderful evening.

Card Details:
Paper: Retired in color Stampin' Up textured card stock, Echo Park "So Happy Together"
Inks: Spectrum Noir markers
Other: Spellbinders Butterfly die, variety of flowers

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Seize the Birthday #8 Masculine

Yeah, I got my card done for Sketch #8 at Seize the Birthday which this week is for a masculine birthday card. 

I have played in all of their challenges up until last week and my crazy schedule just didn't allow enough hours in my day.
So I am extremely happy to join in this week again.

I created my own Happy Birthday text in my MDS program making the background text a bit opaque and then using the bold key for my main sentiment. This was super simple and I will be trying some more varieties in the future. The lovely mailbox is a new digital stamp that I purchased during the birthday bash sale last month at Beccy's Place  and I will enter this also in her monthly challenge. I love it! and the great part is it comes in an outline which I used and a colored version.  I used my Spectrum Noir Markers on this.

Thanks for taking a look and I hope to be by soon to see you!
Have a wonderful week.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

"Lovely Lace" and Sugar Creek Hollow

Hope you are having a wonderful start to your weekend and welcome to the "Lovely Lace" challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow where our theme asks you to use lace, either fabric or crochet and of course in a vintage/shabby chic style.
I was looking at one of Heather Hudson's (my teammate) videos on her YouTube channel where she
created a paper bag journal and it inspired me to create a paper pad notebook that I had been 
thinking of trying for a while. You will want to check out her channel as she has lots of great tips
in her videos.
I used Stampin' Up card stock to form my base, measuring it to fit my pad with a 3/8" score for my edge. K and Co. creates some of my favorite papers which I used on this along with river rock card stock as one of my labels layers and 3D die cuts also by K and Co.
My fabric lace is from a vintage (or is 1980 not vintage age yet??? sure feels like it) wedding
dress and veil which I cut the lace and tulle from to create my flower and trim.
I have several pictures showing the stamps I also added to the front and the 
gorgeous glassine bag I used on the inside for notes, receipts or other treasures.

I hope you will stop by at SCH and take a look at all of the lacy goodness by my sweet
teammates and get your card entered for a chance at a digital image by Cec or a chance to
be a guest designer. We would love to see your work.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

  Sparkles Lace it Up 
Oozak Anything Goes with Spring

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous day....

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up, KandCo. McKenna
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia, Memento rhubarb stalk, vintage photo
Other: KandCo. diecuts, vintage lace, Spellbinders Labels 4, PTI buttons, 
Teresa Collins stamps, Digital tags internet freebie, doily

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