Wednesday, September 29, 2010

FBW129 I'm all Blinged OUT

Our Flutter By Wednesday challenge for this week is to use all of that sparkle and shimmer to bedazzle our cards!! Well, I pulled out more than I normally do, and it's liberating! So, unearth the Shimmerz, scour the drawer for the Smooch Spritz, pull the Stickles out of your kids' toybox--it's time to Sparkle and Shimmer with the Flutter By girls this week. Upload your bedazzling creations HERE and get in touch with your inner BLING!

I was actually able to bust out my Sweet Pea Stamps, and I really like how this dazzler came out! She is a beauty, so it was really fun to give her the spotlight this week!

Card Details:
Stamps: Sweet Pea; Sentiment by Stampin' Up
Paper: Sultry by Basic Grey (fitting, huh?); Pink Piroette and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Word Window and Modern Label punches by SU; Nestabilities; SU border punch; Shimmerz; Stickles

Monday, September 27, 2010

FREE Stamp Pads from Woodware USA

Welcome to another week at Woodware USA! Our design team has some fabulous challenge cards for you this week!! We have used buttons on all of our creations. I always love to see the different things that the design team comes up with, and this week is no exception. Please check back every day to see a new creation made with Woodware USA stamps.

Some awesome news from Woodware USA—

Two FREE Inky Links Inkpads with any purchase from Woodware USA!! And, if that wasn't good enough for you --
28 NEW stamp sets are in the store…you have to check them out! There are some awesome new sets just in time for the holidays!!

My card today uses a beautiful set by Woodware USA called A Winter’s Day. It is so beautiful, and it was really fun to color. I think I must base everything now on whether an image is colorable (I know it’s not a word, but it truly conveys what I want to say!).

I have also used some yummy new paper from Basic Grey called Jovial, and I paired it with Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla by Stampin’ Up. I colored the image with Copics, and I used Stickles to accent. The final touch is three buttons and a big luscious bow made with the Bow Easy.
Thanks for stopping by today...I really appreciate all of your support and comments!! Now, go get your free ink pads!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sensational Fall Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Well, the calendar may say it’s fall, but the 90+ temperatures and drought conditions would indicate otherwise! I’m hoping for crisp temperatures, vivid colors and wonderful aromas…I’ll just have to settle for a fall card!

This week’s challenge was to use the digi—Lord of the Harvest in our card. I wanted to keep this card simple…I can seriously run the risk of over embellishing my cards if left to my own devices. I had to reign it in this week and use restraint. I thought the curvy rectangles from Nestabilities would be a perfect shape for my card, along with some dry embossing! I paired the image with Riding Hood Red and Old Olive by Stampin’ Up. I topped off the card with Copic markers and taffeta ribbon from Stampin’ Up. Of course I took out my trusty Bow Easy for the perfect triple bow!!
I'm entering this card additionally in the following challenges:

Remember to stop back next Saturday for a wonderful Sugar Creek Hollow blog hop featuring Christmas images. Somehow, the air is going to become crisp!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

FBW123 Any Winged Thing

ANY WINGED THING!! This week only at Flutter By Wednesday, you can include any winged thing on your card. Now, this is special, and it will only be for one week, so take advantage and upload your creation HERE!

I used this unloved and uninked stamp from Unity Stamps. The paper is one I also have had laying around that was crying out to be used!! The sentiment is from the Woodware USA set Garden Greetings.

Sorry for the quick post today…life has been extremely hectic here, and I always seem to be playing catchup!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Paper Piecing, Penguins, and Possibly...

The most glitter and bling EVER!!

This week’s challenge for Woodware USA is to use GLITTER and BLING in your creations. Well, sometimes I feel like I came out of the womb destined to be glittery! And, the way I find little specks all over my house, I think that I still haven’t lost my glitz!

I have used the adorable set—Penguin Fun for my card today, and it is a fun one! I also coupled it with some marvelous Christmas paper from My Mind’s Eye. I’ve also greatly distressed as many edges as I could! We hope that you will join us and play along!!

In addition, I am entering the above card into two challenges this week:

Next, I have my card from last week’s challenge—paper piecing. My usual day to post was this past Saturday, but I decided to just run the two together. If I could have paper pieced the girl’s skin, I would have. Everything else is paper-pieced using Green at Heart by Basic Grey. I just love that paper, and I was able to use my scraps on this one! The cardstock colors are Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin’ Up. I used an EK Success border punch and some SU ribbon and punches.

A close up of my paper piecing frenzy...please excuse the smudge! In my haste, I didn't look closely at my fingers!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

SCH Sensational Saturday Color Combo

It's Saturday, and it is SENSATIONAL at Sugar Creek Hollow!! This week we were given a color combo challenge. The colors are Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, and Black. I had to use this new paper from Stampin' Up because it was perfect for the challenge...Newsprint.
Next week, I will be back with a new challenge, and mark your calendars because we will have another blog hop on the first Saturday of October to introduce some particularly fabulous images from Sugar Creek Hollow!
I'm entering the above card also in the Midnight Madness sketch challenge for this week (MMSC71). Thanks for stopping by today!
Card Details:
Stamps: Angel sentiment by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Newsprint DSP, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Prima bling; Prima flower; Nestabilities; ribbon; Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FBW122 Woodware Sponsors Flutter By Wednesday this week!

This week at Flutter By Wednesday, we are being sponsored by Woodware USA, and you will find my team mates have created cards using either the set Fairy Tots or Butterflies from Woodware USA. Woodware USA is the US counterpart of Woodware in the UK. The stamps are made from high quality photopolymer, and they are manufactured here in the United States.
Our challenge for the FBW design team was to use the Woodware images and also include buttons! That is one embellishment that I have a lot of but barely use...shame on me!! Today was the day, and here they are in all their glory! If you would like to participate this week, there is a prize--look below!!

One lucky participant in this week's challenge will receive this set from Woodware USA (a $15 value). What are you waiting for? Don't forget to use a fairy, butterfly or angel on your creation in order to be eligible. Bust out the buttons!! Link your card up HERE to help us show you some love!

Card Details:

Stamps: Fairy Tots by Woodware USA

Paper: Green at Heart by Basic Grey; Daffodil Delight and Kiwi Kiss by Stampin' Up

Ink: Palette Noir

Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; Martha Stewart border punch; Basic Grey ribbon; buttons; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Nestabilities

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Things are cooking at Woodware USA with a recipe, that is!! Our challenge this week for the Woodware USA design team was a recipe--1 ribbon, 2 circles, and 3 flowers! I was able to use my new set from Woodware USA called Robins. The set is super cute and versatile...offering you options for both Christmas and birthdays/all occasion. You will love it!!
My process on this card was what I would call organic. I started only coloring part of the image, then I went searching for paper to match it. I decided on some older Basic Grey paper. Then, I went back to coloring to match the paper. However, I actually had a little trouble incorporating all of the recipe, but I worked it out!

Card Details:

Stamps: Robins by Woodware USA
Paper: Euphoria by Basic Grey; Tempting Turquoise and Rose Red by Stampin' Up; glitter paper by Doodlebug Designs
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Creative Memories cutting system; SU ribbon; Prima flowers; Spica glitter pens

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturdays are SENSATIONAL at Sugar Creek Hollow

Happy Saturday everyone!! I'm excited to share my card with you today!! I'm featuring two Sugar Creek Hollow images with you today. The first is an older one called Cherry Blossom, and the other is a new release for September--a wonderful quote from Henry David Thoreau. Sugar Creek Hollow has some wonderful new releases for the fall, especially with Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner. Plus, don't forget about the freebies that you can grab over at the shop!
This week's challenge was to use the above sketch to create our projects! It is a fun and very pretty sketch!

Card Details:
Stamps: Cherry Blossom and Thoreau quote by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Bermuda Bay and Basic Black by Stampin' Up; Gypsy Sisters Collection by KaiserCraft
Accessories: Copic markers; Frosted Lace Stickles; assorted lace and trims

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

FBW121 It's all about the PINK!!

We are so pleased to have a wonderful sponsor this week at Flutter By Wednesday...Susanna's Custom Art and Card Design. She has so generously supplied us with the new releases, and I was fortunate to be able to work with Just Ducky, a new design by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD!!

We hope that you will join us this week, and don't forget to check in at the FBW blog to see who won the fabulous blog candy this week!! I so wish I could've entered!! The challenge this week was to use pink, pink, and more pink. Now, I did flub up the challenge, and I forgot a butterfly...what was I thinking. I hope you can forgive my seriously bad faux pas! However, I was just awed by the cuteness of this little image!!

I wanted to highlight the Crystal Effects that I used on the rain coat and rain boots!! I think it really added some texture!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Just Ducky by Elisabeth Bell for Susanna's Custom Art and Card Designs; Sentiment from Stampin' Up
Paper: Melon Mambo CS and DSP; Pink Pirouette by SU
Ink: Melon Mambo by SU; Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Crystal Effects by SU; SU oval and scalloped oval punches; SU ribbon; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Spica glitter pens

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Woodware USA - Anything Goes, so Merry Christmas!

You can never bee too's only 3 months and 21 days until Christmas! Ha! Ha! If you are anything like me, you wait until the last minute to make your Christmas cards. Well, I decided to jump ahead a little this year and use this little cutie for my Woodware USA challenge card this week! The snowman and the sentiment are both from a set called I Love Snowmen. The wonderful part about the sentiments in this set is that you can mix and match to your liking!
Thanks for stopping by today...check out the Woodware USA blog for daily inspiration from our design team. Take care!!

Card Details:

Paper: Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey; Kiwi Kiss and Blushing Bride by Stampin' Up
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Diamond Stickles; SU ribbon; SU oval and scalloped oval punches; Martha Stewart bling

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow--We're BACK!!

This is my second hop of the day...please scroll down to find Danni's Birthday Blog Hop below!

The design team from Sugar Creek Hollow was on hiatus this summer, but we are so excited to be back and show you all of the wonderful new releases for fall. You will not be disappointed!!

We are just a few weeks away from the official start of fall. To celebrate, we are kicking off the season today at Sugar Creek Hollow with some fantastic Fall Digis and a Brand New Design Team. Come take a look at who is on the team. They have some great cards to show you using the latest digis. Then, make sure to visit the store to purchase any of these great digis. We even have some Vintage gift ideas you can purchase.

Tracy, Owner
Joseline, DT Coordinator
Ms. Plum
Sugar Creek Hollow

There is no set order for the move around the list in any way you desire. We are so glad to have you visiting our blogs today, and we look forward to sharing more creations with you in the weeks to come.

Card Details:
Stamps: Spider Web Quilt and Swirley Spider by Sugar Creek Hollow; sentiment by Stampin' Up
Paper: My Mind's Eye designer paper; Going Grey, Basic Black and Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Judykins Midnight glitter; Cuttlebug Spider Web embossing folder; nesting dies; lace and ribbon; glue pen

"Happy Birthday Danni!" Blog Hop

Welcome to a very special blog hop today honoring our fearless Flutter By Wednesday leader, Danni! She is having a birthday today, and Michelle got a wonderful idea to surprise her with a blog hop of birthday cards...what better way for a paper crafter to celebrate her birthday!

So, if you arrived from Michelle VP's blog, you are in the right place. If not, go to her blog anyway because it is the first stop on the hop! Continue on to Jodi's blog to continue on for our birthday hop for Danni!

My card is also for this week's Paper Pretties Wednesday challenge (PWC117)...a wonderful sketch, as seen above!! I just love this digi image, and I knew that it was so fitting for Danni's birthday!! Love the butterfly, of course! And, because it is a digital image, there is almost instant gratification!

Card Details:
Paper: Olivia by Basic Grey; Black by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Creative Memories circle cutter; Basic Grey rubons; Kaisercraft Black pearls;

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FBW120 Birthday BLOWOUT!!

It's HERE!! There is no more's September! And, you know what that means...a BIG 'OL PARTY at FBW!!! Danni is doing it up right, and you have the supreme benefit! There are so many have to bust out the stamps this week just to get the chance to win!!

This wonderful sketch created by Mercy Kerin is our inspiration for the challenge this week!

A huge thank you to the following, in no particular order~

Isn't that amazing? What are you waiting for? Read all of the DETAILS and upload your card HERE...just don't forget to include a fairy, butterfly or angel on your card! That is one of the most important parts!

I decided that my coloring with Copics had gotten a little complacent, so I tried really hard on this one to get the shading just right. I like the way that it came out, and I really enjoyed coloring this new image (to me, at least) from Motivet! It is beautiful, and it combines two of my favorite things...fairies and butterflies!

Card Details:
Stamps: Fairy with Butterfly by Motivet; Warmest Regards by Stampin' Up
Paper: Kioshi by Basic Grey; Concord Crush and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up; Glitter paper
Ink: Concord Crusth by SU; Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Stickles; MS butterfly punch; EK Success border punch; Ribbon; Queen and Company bling