Saturday, October 30, 2010

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland...

...on a sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow! I have combined two of this year's winter releases from Sugar Creek Hollow. I love that I have finally figured out how to "layer" items in my photo editing software. It was definitely a "DUH" moment on my part!! However, here it is!! The fruits of my labor, so to speak! Our challenge this week was to include lace on our card, and this could be either real lace or faux lace. Well, I have plenty of real lace, so I decided to embellish this circle a bit. It sure did add some texture! Also, I have included some of the lovely crinkly ribbon that Tracy sells in the Sugar Creek Hollow store...I'm addicted to it! Talk about adding texture! Thanks for stopping by will love the creations from my other team mates! Check out my list on the left sidebar!
Card Details:
Paper: Graphic 45 designer paper; Riding Hood Red and Kraft by Stampin' Up
Ink: Close to Cocoa to sponge edges
Accessories: Copic markers; Creative Memories cutting system; lace; Crinkly ribbon

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FBW128 Witching You a Happy Halloween!!

Only 4 more days until Halloween...that is what Meredith tells me!! She is so excited about Halloween and the candy, of course! Our challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday was to use purple, orange and black on our cards. Don't forget to include a butterfly, angel, or fairy on your card! I chose to use black butterflies on mine. I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever used a black butterfly in one of my creations. So, get your creativity flowing into the cauldron of cards and get crackin'! Upload your creation HERE!

I have used this adorable stamp called Witch Sophia from Paper Pretties this week...I was so glad to be able to ink it up! She is a cutie!!

My card is also entered in the Paper Pretties challenge this week, which is to make a square card - mine is 5 1/2 inches square!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Witch Sophia by Paper Pretties
Paper: Graphic 45; Concord Crush and Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; SU black satin ribbon; Sizzix embossing folder; Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PTTC#18 Yummy Carrot Cake

Hello Party People!! It’s time for another challenge at Party Time Tuesdays. We are so excited by the number of participants that we have had lately!! And, there have been some amazing creations!!

This week we have a color challenge…the Carrot Cake color challenge to be exact! So, if you are like me, dust off your orange and add some brown and white. It makes me hungry just thinking about carrot cake!! We would love to have you join us this week! Upload your card HERE, so that we can come and admire your handiwork. Thanks for stopping by today!

Card Details:
Stamps: none
Paper: Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey; Chocolate Chip and
Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
Accessories: Create a Critter cartridge by Cricut; Nestabilities;
SU satin ribbon; Prima flower

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Big "BOO" to you! Have a Magical Day!

It’s Monday…where did the weekend go? Sorry my post is a bit late, but I battled a migraine last night, and it won, so I hit my bed at an unprecedented time for me…8:00! I’m better now, but I’m battling that lovely headache hangover.

This week’s challenge at Woodware USA is to use Halloween colors. How fitting, right? I was also able to use an adorable set called Wizardry! It has many different sayings and images, and it doesn’t have to be used solely for Halloween. Check it out HERE. Don’t forget that you can still get your two free Inky Link stamp pads with any purchase from Woodware USA. Tell your friends!! Hop on over to the Woodware USA design team blog for more inspiration!

Card Details:
Paper: Eerie by Basic Grey; Tangerine Tango and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: Tangerine Tango by SU; Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; SU ticket corner punch; SU black satin ribbon; Kaisercraft black pearls

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sheparding a Sensational Sugar Creek Hollow Saturday!

Saturdays, as you know, are utterly sensational at Sugar Creek Hollow. We were challenged to use one of two digital images this week. It was either this primitive sheep or Christmas Cardinal, which I used a couple of weeks ago. This was a fun image to work with. I actually printed it out twice on both white and kraft cardstock. I then cut out the body and layered it on the kraft paper. I used black liquid applique to give some texture to the sheep's fur. I printed it out a third time and popped up the heart. I used Stickles to give it a little sparkle!

I used the new Labels 16 from Nestabilties (a current favorite!), and I topped it off with some fun lace!! The sentiment is my own from my computer...a little cheeky, but it was fun, and I thought it went well with the card!! The red is Riding Hood Red from Stampin' Up. Thanks for stopping by today...I hope that you are enjoying the crisp fall air! See you soon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

FBW127 You Make My Heart Flutter

Good morning, Flutter By friends!! It is another glorious fall week here (a little gloomy today, but that is what butterflies are for!) We have been treated to real butterflies in front of our house thanks to the verbena and lantana that we planted in the spring!! Boy, did they attract some GORGEOUS butterflies this year! Anyway, this week's challenge is an open one, so show us your butterfly, fairy and/or angel creations...we can't wait to see them! Upload them HERE so that we may admire your handiwork!

Card Details:
Stamps: Butterfly Wings by Close to My Heart (sentiment)
Paper: Delovely by Cosmo Cricket; Blushing Bride and Concord Crush by Stampin' Up
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Jolees butterfly stickers; rhinestone brad; Spica glitter pen; silk flowers

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #17 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to another fabulous Party Time Tuesday! We have an open challenge this week, and I know you need to bulk up that birthday card stash!! So, what are you waiting for? Hop on over to the Party Time Tuesday blog for some inspiration from our design team!!

This card was for a friend’s daughter’s birthday. I just love this little set from Penny Black, and I couldn’t wait to use my new Wonky Squares!! Thanks for stopping by today!! See you tomorrow for Flutter By Wednesday!

Card Details:
Stamps: Penny Black and sentiment from Stampin' Up
Paper: Melon Mambo CS and DSP and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Nestabilities; Oval, scalloped oval, and ticket corner punches by SU; Spica glitter pens

Monday, October 18, 2010

It’s Monday, and we have a treat for you!! This week’s challenge for our Woodware USA design team is ANYTHING BUT A CARD! This really is a challenge for me each time that we do it. I get into the card rut, so I seldom venture out into the world of “other things.” Today, I did!

I have a box that came in a pack of six from Martha Stewart Crafts. It is designed to hold treats (brownies, bars, cookies, etc.), so I decided to jazz it up a bit. I tend to give more treats around the holidays, so I made this for Christmas. I kept the stamping simple, but I loved that I could assemble the phrase “we wish you a Merry Christmas” through stamps in the set called Traditional Christmas Greetings. It is a great all purpose set, and it gives you a large amount of greetings, both religious and secular.

I used a set of paper from My Mind’s Eye called Colorful Christmas, and it is adorable…so glad that I had some left over from last year because this box took up a lot! The box is almost 9 inches square, and the depth is 2 ½ inches. The ribbon is Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon from Stampin’ Up.

See you tomorrow!! Tuesday is always a party, so check back for my Party Time Tuesdays card!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's Saturday again, and we have a color challenge for you this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. The colors are: River Rock, Early Espresso, and Baja Breeze. A fun color combo that I haven't used myself before. I used this wonderful tag as my image, and I love the little scene that it depicts...reminds me of home in the winters. I hope you enjoy your is finally Fall here in the Carolinas!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FBW126 Trick or Treat's WEDNESDAY! And, that means that it is time for Flutter By Wednesday! Today's challenge is to use a fall theme in your card, but don't forget the butterfly, fairy or angel (the most important part!) Upload your card HERE. I bought this adorable fairy from Paper Pretties a couple of weeks ago, and I was finally able to ink it up! She is a cutie! I also used my Martha Stewart border punch with bats on the card. It is a bit lost in all of the detail, but you at least get some cool cute little bats as excess paper! Slap some mono on them, and voila, another embellishment. That is a true testament to how I hate to throw things away! And, I'm excited about my watermark...can you believe that I have one? And, I was able to use it!! (pats herself on back).
Card Details:
Paper: Eerie by Basic Grey; Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Martha Stewart border punch; SU ribbon; SU circle punch; Nestabilities

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Our challenge for Party Time Tuesdays this week is to make a fall themed birthday with a leaf and/or pumpkin on the card! Since I have been playing with my Cricut a bit more lately, I found a great leaf on the Wild Card cartridge. I just love that cartridge for its versatility. I originally wanted to do a leaf-shaped card, but I decided on this little gem of a cut out! I used Making Memories Autumn Splendor paper to cut the leaves, and I used Basic Grey Indian Summer for the background. The cardstock is Stampin’ Up’s Chocolate Chip and Really Rust. I only pull out the Really Rust in the fall…and my stock is getting low!!

We would love to have you join us this week with your fall-themed birthday card! Upload your card HERE to be entered! Remember, that there will be monthly prizes for participants, so come on over and join us! See you tomorrow for Flutter By Wednesday!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Stitch in Time...

Our challenge this week at Woodware USA is to use Faux Stitching on our cards…a sometimes forgotten technique that really adds some fun dimension to your work. I just love this adorable set from Woodware called A Winter’s Day. It is so wonderfully drawn and easy to color. You know that I seem to measure the worthiness of a stamp by its colorability! (I know, it’s not a word…still!)

Don’t forget that you still have time to receive two free ink pads from Woodware USA with any order!! It’s a seriously great deal!!

The paper that I used today is from Jovial by Basic Grey, and I used Chocolate Chip and Really Rust from Stampin’ Up. The ribbon is also Stampin’ Up, and I have my lovely triple bow courtesy of the Bow Easy!!

Thanks for stopping by today…I’m so glad that my new blog design is finally up and running!! What do you think?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Gets Sketchy!!

Things are a little "sketchy" at Sugar Creek Hollow this week, but in a good way!! We have a wonderful sketch to follow this week, and it is a very versatile one. I used this lovely image with pumpkins in a basket called "Baby Jack Basket" for my sketch! It's a simple image to color, and I love using all of my fall papers! My background for the picture is actually paper from Making Memories called Autumn Splendor. The ribbon is crinkly ribbon that can be purchased from Sugar Creek Hollow...Tracy hand-dyes them all, and they are gorgeous!! The lovely sparkly leaf is from the Autumn Splendor pack also.
Thank you so much for stopping by is always a delight to read your comments! I believe that I will be debuting my new blog in the next week or so, so stay tuned!! I can't wait to show it off!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

FBW125 A Fairy from Robyn's Fetish

We have a wonderful sponsor this week at Flutter By Wednesday...Robyn's Fetish! We were treated to some wonderful digital images! My card this week uses the Poppy Fairy from Robyn's Fetish. Check out all of the details on the Flutter By Wednesday blog HERE. We would love for you to participate this week...the challenge is an open one!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Here is a closeup of the sparkle on my is hard to see the sparkle of the Spica glitter pens. Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

PTTC15...It's Time for Another Birthday!!

The birthdays can commence...the Party Time Tuesdays challenge is back from its September hiatus!! We are so excited to bring you our creations today, and it is an anything goes kind of week. Just don't forget that it must be a card, and it must have some reference to birthdays on the front of the card! You can upload your creations HERE so that we may admire your handiwork.
I was so excited to add these new Nestabilities to my collection...I think I may be obsessed! I just love these little metal dies!! Couple it with my Bow Easy, and I am a happy girl!
There are some fun changes at PTT!! We are now having a monthly prize! Check out all of the details on the PTT blog for instructions!
We would also like to welcome Jenn, Jan, and Colleen to our sure to visit their blogs and leave them some love!!
I've used the awesome sketch from this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (#87)!
See you tomorrow for my Flutter By Wednesday post! Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pink, Pink, and more Pink!!

Happy Monday everyone!! We have a real challenge for you this week…our creations will be monochromatic! Let me tell you—thank goodness I have a lot of pink because this was a true challenge for me!!

I used the wonderful butterfly set from Woodware USA this week. It is really fun and easy to color for a quick card. My card today measures 5 inches square, and I have used Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo from Stampin’ Up. The ribbon is also Stampin’ Up. A simple, monochromatic card.

Don’t forget that we still have two free ink pads with orders at Woodware USA, and there are 28 new sets. Please check them out and get your new ink…it is well worth it!

Check back tomorrow for my Party Time Tuesday post...yes, we are BACK!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop--Christmas is Coming!!

Good morning and thank you for joining us hErE at Sugar CrEEk Hollow for our Christmas Blog Hop. WE arE going to play thE "SEcrEt Word" gamE today. You will nEEd to collEct a lEttEr at Each blog and thEn post your answEr at thE last stop.

WE will bE awarding a $25.00 gift cErtificatE to onE lucky winnEr!

I am sharing with you today two of our nEw Christmas Digi Stamps Entitled
"Christmas Sentiments" and "Christmas Cardinal."

Here is the order of the blog hop today! Don't forget to collect your letters!

Tracy, Owner
Joseline, DT Coordinator
Ms. Plum
Dawn, Guest Designer
Sugar Creek Hollow Blog
Sugar Creek Hollow Store

Thanks for stopping by today!! Enjoy the blog hop!