Friday, April 30, 2010

SCH Fabulous Friday - Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and at Sugar Creek Hollow this week we are highlighting Mother's Day! We have a wonderful freebie this week, the rounded Happy Mother's Day sentiment above!! You need to snag's a keeper!! The apron is from Mama's Apron Strings, and it is a wonderful set from Sugar Creek Hollow. I just knew that I had to pair it with pearls and my new Labels Ten from Nestabilities. So fun!! The paper is Sassafras, and the lace is from Hobby Lobby! I colored the apron with my Copic markers...the "white" parts are actually colored with C00 to give just a hint of something more.

My Sugar Creek Hollow team members have some amazing creations for you this week. Check them out!! We also have a new guest designer for May, and her name is Bernadette!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! Blessings to you all!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

First Communion

This is a First Communion card that I made for a neighbor friend. The image is a wonderful cross with a dove by Sugar Creek Hollow, and the sentiment is one that I picked up from Micheals a few years ago. It always reminds me of one of my favorite hymns that we sing in church..."Lord, make me a channel of your peace..." I popped up the dove and put a bit of Gold Glimmer Shimmerz on his wings.

Aly's Sunday Challenge - ASC16 use an animal in your card (bird)
Just a quick post today! Stay tuned tomorrow for my Fabulous Friday card from Sugar Creek Hollow!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FBW107...Clean and Simple Butterflies

Hello, my butterfly fans!! Today is a departure for me, but it was oh so freeing!! Our challenge for this week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge #107 is to make your card CAS (aka Clean and Simple). I knew that I had to pick a good image to get the effect that I wanted. So, I chose to stamp the same butterfly three times, in three different orientations. I added the sentiment, and voila, LESS IS MORE!! Some people do CAS really well, but I sometimes struggle. It is kind of like not being able to handle silence...I have to fill it somehow! Well, here it is!! Just, don't forget to include either a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card! Link up your creation HERE, so that we can visit!
My team mates have some awesome cards to share with you...why not visit them on my sidebar!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Medium Bold Butterfly by Sweet Stamps; Sincere Salutations by SU
Paper: Basic Black and Real Red by SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Real Red
Accessories: Copic markers (R21, R24, R27)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Fabulous Friday...Welcome Spring

It's Friday. It's Fabulous. It has to be a Sugar Creek Hollow day! Welcome is in full swing here, and the plants and flowers are thriving! I love all the colors out there, and the only thing growing better than my plants are weeds!! Why???
Today, I have a beautiful image and sentiment from Sugar Creek Hollow. I love the versatility of these digital images and the fact that it taps into my vintage creative side! Don't forget that Fridays aren't just fabulous at Sugar Creek Hollow, they are Freebie Fridays's image is super cute, so go ahead and snag it. Take a look around while you are there and get inspired by all of the wonderful ideas!!
My team mates would love for you to stop by and visit!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Hummingbird and sentiment from Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: My Mind's Eye Paris DSP; Bravo Burgundy and Choc. Chip by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Charm; May Arts ribbon; Creative Memories cutting system

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FBW106 Mercy Me...It's a Sketch!!

Happy Day today!! Can you believe that we are up to the 106th challenge of Flutter By Wednesday? It blows my mind, and I can't believe how April is nearing to a close already! Tomorrow, my hubby and I are going to see Bon Jovi in concert. I've been a fan from the beginning, but this will be my first time to see them!! I can hardly wait! Sorry, I digress...hehehe!

This week we have a sketch from the uber-talented Mercy Kerin!! I love her sketches, and I play along with her Tuesday sketches whenever I can! Lately, we have been spending so much time on landscaping that I haven't had a lot of craft time! Just remember to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card. I used the wonderful Sweet Pea stamp and my Green at Heart paper from Basic Grey that arrived in the mail this week. I love the details...the coloring can seem a bit daunting, but I work in stages. I color the skin, walk away, color the hair, walk away, then, I come back and color the rest of her body, and, you guessed it, I walk away. It seems like it takes me all day to color it, but I really liked the result. The picture doesn't do it justice and it doesn't pick up the sparkle from the Spica pens, but it will do!

Meredith also wanted to play this week...her page is loosely based on the sketch. Her coloring and cutting skills get better every day. She just loves using my "special markers." My husband hopes she develops as much of an interest in golf so they can do stuff together!! I told him to pull up a chair to the craft table, but I think he's too intimidated!

Sorry, I'm a little chatty today! I hope you are all well and that you will join us this week. All you need do is link up your creation HERE. Don't forget to check out the amazing talent from my fellow design team members on the left sidebar! Ciao!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

It's a Fabulous Friday from Sugar Creek Hollow

It is a Fabulous Friday because I have a wonderful card using a fun image from Sugar Creek Hollow. This image is called Bee Tile, and it was one of the freebies from a past week at Sugar Creek Hollow. If you haven't grabbed your Friday Freebie, what is stopping you? It's FREE!! And, while you are there, browse around and see all the fabulous vintage images that Tracy has designed!! They are wonderful!
I would love for you to visit my team mates' blogs to see their fantastic creations...just look to the left on my sidebar to see a link to each name! You won't want to miss them!
Card Details:
Stamps: Bee Tile by Sugar Creek Hollow; sentiment from Stampin' Up
Paper: My Mind's Eye Paris paper; Basic Black and Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Nestabilities; Copic markers; Shimmer Gold Glimmer paint; Spica glitter pen; black velvet ribbon; lace; SU oval and scalloped oval punches

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FBW105 - The Little Sunshine Butterfly

Happy Wednesday, Flutter By fans!! It's been a wild week here...lots going on (planting, weeding, and family visiting!) Not a lot of computer and crafting time, but I'm coping! Today is an open challenge for Flutter By Wednesday...just need to include a new card/project that uses a butterfly, fairy, or angel. I would love for you to show us your creation, so upload it HERE. Also, my team mates have worked hard on their creations this week, so check out their links on my will be amazed at their creativity!

I used two other challenges for this card today:

MTSC69 - Mercy's sketch for this week

SP Color Combo #43 - Yoyo Yellow, Glorious Green, and Brocade Blue

Card Details:
Stamps: Little Butterfly girl by CC Designs
Paper: Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow and Brocade Blue CS, Brocade Blue DSP by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Prima flowers; Nestabilities; Creative Memories cutting system; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder; ribbon; Spica glitter pens

Friday, April 9, 2010

It's a Fabulous Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow!

It's Fabulous Friday from Sugar Creek Hollow. You won't want to miss the precious freebie on the site today!! It's a cute one...I can't wait to play with it! My card today is using some wonderful paper from Cosmo Cricket that I picked up, and it really reminds me of the aged look of the door! I distressed the edges of the image, and I colored with Copic markers, and, gasp, I hand cut the image out!! You can't get a curve like that with anything else!! I also put this verse from Sugar Creek Hollow on the inside of the card:

Ask and it will be given to you;
Seek and you will find it;
Knock and the door will be opened for you.

Matthew 7:7

I don't normally dot he inside of the card, but this one needed to be included as it wouldn't fit on the outside of the card!

I hope you can take the time to visit my Sugar Creek Hollow team mates today...they put the FABULOUS in Fabulous Fridays!

♥April Guest Designer Martha

Card Details:
Stamps: Door and Matthew 7:7 verse by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Cosmo Cricket DSP; Creamy Caramel and Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up
Accessories: copic markers; Labels 1 Nestabilities; Martha Stewart branch punch; Prima flowers; SU twill

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge Guest Designer

I was so honored to be asked to be a guest designer for the Creative Belli Blog's Belli Challenge. I've been playing with these challenges for a while, and I've really enjoyed them. They have helped me dig out long forgotten supplies and give them new life. There is so much talent represented there, and I am completely honored to have been chosen as their guest designer for this challenge. Challenge #88 asks for us to use spray on our creations, and I chose to use my only spray...Smooch Spritz in Cherry Red. As usual, I bought something, and I hadn't used it. Well, this allowed me to, and I was excited to use it on some awesome chipboard hearts that were also collecting dust in a drawer.

This week's sponsor is The Stamping Boutique, and I was fortunate to be given this wonderful image from them called--First Dance, I believe. It was just so cute, I couldn't resist!! I colored the image with Copic markers, and I also used the lovely border punch from Stampin' Up that coordinates with a corner punch to make a wonderful edge around the whole piece!
It's not too late to join this week's Creative Belli Challenge #88, so give it a'll be addicted very soon!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

FBW104 - The Butterfly that Sparkles...

When I heard that the images that we were using this week were from Stef aka Glitterbabe, well, I knew my card had to be bold, bright, and of course, SPARKLY!! Here it is in all of its glory! She has a wonderful etsy shop--Glitterbabe Greetings--and one lucky participant will win 2 images from her shop!! All you need to do is create a new card using a butterfly, fairy, or angel and link it up HERE for your chance to win!! Doesn't get any easier than that, does it?
It's been a little quiet here at Southern Yankee Crafter...I just needed a breather! There are some major landscaping needs outside, so we (my hubby, daughter, and I) have been spending a lot of time outside since last Thursday. And, of course, the pollen is taking its toll on me. Needless to say, my crafting has taken a little bit of a back seat. However, I'm back in the groove, and I'll be back with posts this week and back to commenting! I've been itching to use some new stamps!!
I'd love for you to check out the other Flutter By Wednesday team members' blogs to see their awesome butterfly creations!
Card Details:
Stamps: Butterfly by Glitterbabe Greetings; Warm Words by Stampin' Up
Paper: Bermuda Bay by SU; DSP by American Crafts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers; Spica glitter pens; Ribbon; Oval and scalloped oval punch by SU; Shimmerz paints

Monday, April 5, 2010

TGF Royal Battle - Week 2

We made it to the second round, and we are using my easel card!! Please vote for us if you can!!
HERE is the card in the gallery...a comment is a vote!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Pretty Hat by The Greeting Farm
Paper: Farmer's Market DSP by DCWV; Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Prima flowers; Martha Stewart branch and border punch; Moda Fabrics trim

Friday, April 2, 2010

You've Tied Up My Heart--It's a Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop!! We are so excited to have you join us today! If you are starting here, I need you to head back to STEPHANIE'S blog to begin because you need to collect some letters along the way to win the fabulous blog candy pictured below!

Today is a brand new day at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have some exciting news, new digis and a blog hop game to play today.
First up, we want to welcome Martha from Creating Is Fun as our April Guest Designer. We also want to share that Kelly our March GD from Sandcastle Stamper has joined the SCH family as a full time designers. Please help me welcome these talented ladies to the team!
Now it's time to play and have some fun!!! Today is new release day. What better way to show you the new digis with a game? The game is to find a secret letter in each of the design team's blog. Post the secret letter in their comment before you move on. Once you have found the secret word, post the entire word on the SCH's website. If you followed the game correctly, you will have a chance to win the fantastic prize pictured above!! You must visit each of the design team member's blog. In addition, you will win 2 SCH digis of your choice!
It's Good Friday today, so I leave you with this verse to help you find the secret letter:
For it is by grace you have beeN saved, through faith--
and this Not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
EphesiaNs 2:8
Now, click on the button below to take you to your next destination!!