Monday, January 31, 2011

Woodware USA - Anything But a Card!!

Welcome to another week at Southern Yankee Crafter! Boy, last week was busy, both in real life and blog land!! However, I came out unscathed, so at least it was productive!! I have a project for you today that is anything but a card--our challenge this week at Woodware USA! We have over 125 participants last week...can you believe that one? Let's see if we can top that this week! If you would like to see the DT samples and get more information, visit HERE for details!

Why did I wait so long to try to make one of these awesome flowers? It is so fun, and they look very impressive. One of the things that I tweaked from the instructions I followed--I used a large 3D Zot adhesive. It gave a little more stability!

The front of the Target mailbox, all decked out with a luscious bow, courtesy of the Bow Easy! How could I survive without it? If you don't have one, what are you waiting for? It's AWESOME!

The overall project! I used the wonderful Woodware USA set -- Lots of Hearts -- to add to my project. The designer paper has a bit of a sheen to it. I covered the mailbox flag with Melon Mambo that was run through the Swiss Dot folder in my Cuttlebug.

We'd love to have you play along this week with us! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Amber -- A Paper Pretties Birthday Hop!

We are hopping around today to wish AMBER a big old Happy Birthday! And, what a better way to do it than with lots of cards and lots of Paper Prettie bloggers! If you have arrived from Nadine's blog, then you are in the right place. However, if you would like to start from the beginning, go back to the Paper Pretties blog and go from there!
Your next stop on the hop is Tanya! Happy Hopping and Happy Birthday, Amber!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Giving Thanks Sophia and sentiment by Paper Pretties
Paper: Ballet Blue and So Saffron by Stampin' Up; DSP by My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder; SU oval punches

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow Sensational Saturday - Feature Digi

This week we at Sugar Creek Hollow are featuring one digital image -- this wonderful birdhouse! Today, I have distressed the image and used Copic markers to color it. In addition, I've used a Nestie heart for the background and used up a ton of small ribbon scraps! I always hate to throw anything away, so this was the perfect opportunity to use up even my smallest scraps! It gave it some nice texture. In order for the Nestability heart to show up, I used my white gel pen to add some stitching!

We hope that you will join us this week for our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow which is to make a Vintage Valentine. You can find details, see the other cards from the design team, and upload your creation HERE. Have a blessed weekend! I'm also entering this card in the following challenge:

Paper Sundaes #53 - Distressing

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happiness Is...a Butterfly!

You know by now how much I love butterflies, but I really love this image from The Angel Company! The set is called Happiness Is. I adore the way it is drawn, and the little girl just seems so free and unfettered, basking in happiness. I can almost feel the sun and the warm breeze, and spring really is almost within our grasp. Well, almost is the operative word, but a girl can dream!

I have made this card today for a design team call at the Digi Design House. If you would like the details, please visit this LINK for more information. Digi Design House is and extension of their parent company, The Angel Company. They are forging into the digital world, and I am very excited by this. I can't wait to see what they come up in the ever-expanding world of digital stamps! I love their versatility and convenience, whether it be changing the size or orientation or simply being able to store them very efficiently on my computer.
Next week, I'm going to attempt to do one of my first will be aptly called Digis for Dummies. I'm sure it isn't a new concept, but I know that quite a few of my online friends are timid about trying them. So, stay tuned!

I even did the inside of the card, and I love this butterfly paper! It's delish! Thanks for stopping by today...I'll see you tomorrow for a fun announcement!

Card Details:
Stamps: Happiness Is by The Angel Company; sentiment from Jane's Script by Woodware USA
Paper: Giggle Kids by Making Memories; Rose Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Rose Red by Stampin' Up; Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz for sponging
Accessories: Copic markers (G21, E000, E00, E01, E13, E15, R22, R24, R27, Y04, B0000); Stickles; Nestabilities (Labels Nine); Stampin' Up Rose Red grosgrain ribbon; SU Sizzix Butterfly Embosslit; Martha Stewart butterfly corner punch; Stampin' Up oval and scalloped oval punches

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

FBW139 White on White

White on White? Wow, now that is a brain teaser for me!! I'm all about the color!! This was a step out of my box kind of challenge, and I like it!! Our challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday is to have your card be white on white with only color in your image. I knew that for me to pull this off, I would need lots of texture, and boy, is there ever texture on this card! Many, many, many embossing folders later, and this is my creation!

The beautiful image is a digital image from Sugar Creek Hollow, and it is spectacular...I had so much fun coloring it! I wanted to make this a little more subdued because it was a sympathy card, so I stuck with blues and greens. I actually used some Copic markers that had never been opened!

We would love to have you join us this week at the Flutter By Wednesday challenge, so get more details and upload your card HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots - Tuesday Edition

It's Tuesday, and it's time for the Tuesday of edition of the Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots! We get to create with some of the most fabulous digital images that are quirky and fun! Today, I got a little bow happy! I had to include bows on both of my projects. The above card uses the image PuRRRty Girl by ARTish for Paper Pretties. I have used all paper and ribbon from Stampin' Up in this card. I have used Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Pink Pirouette, and Rich Razzleberry cardstock. The ribbon is the same two colors. I colored the image with Copic markers, cut it out, and mounted it on Pink Pirouette paper embossed with a Quickutz folder and cut out with Nestabilities. Add some bling, and we are good to go!

Challenges for this card:
  • Do it With Digis - Challenge #2 - Pink and girly

    How do you like my buddy Truffles! I love that he is sitting there eating a very appealing looking box of chocolates! I used Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler as my cardstock colors, and the designer paper is by K&Company from two Valentine's Days ago. The image is cut out using the heart Nestie and mounted on the scalloped heart. The ribbon is pink satin ribbon from Stampin' Up.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

You can view the rest of my design teams' creations HERE on the Paper Pretties blog!

And, did you know that Paper Pretties has a forum...if you join, there are some free digital images to be had!! Check it out HERE.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Woodware USA Challenge #11 - Anything Goes

2nd post today...scroll down for Paper Pretties Birthday Hop or press HERE.

Happy Monday everyone!! This is the card that I made for my hubby last week...he turned 40! Of course, he believed that his life was over, but he is finding that 40 is really no different than 39!

We had a lovely dinner out with family, and then we headed back to our house for cake! I've been making this decadent dessert for special occasions, and it is called Triple Chocolate Ecstasy.
Well, it is chocolate cake from scratch with a fudge filling and a chocolate whipped frosting. Total yum! Except, this time it went flat! Guess what, my baking powder expired in 2002! Whoops!! Lesson learned. It was my back up baking powder because I had run out of the other one, the fresher one! It still tasted like heaven, and we had a good laugh!
On to the challenge! Our challenge this week over at Woodware USA is anything goes! Don't forget that you get a double entry if you use a Woodware USA stamp on your creation! This is the last week to enter for this month's drawing! All of the details are HERE!
Card Details:
Stamps: Teddy Remembers by Woodware USA
Paper: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, and Bashful Blue DSP by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Pacific Point by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities Wonky Squares; SU ribbon

A very Paper Prettie Birthday Hop for Jessica!

One of our members of the Paper Prettie family is celebrating a birthday today, and we wanted to shout it out to the whole world in blog land! Jessica Fick is celebrating a birthday today, and we are having a Prettie Blog Hop to celebrate!

If you are arriving from Nadine's blog, then you are in the right place! If not, please go back to the start at the Paper Pretties blog. Your next stop is Tanya! Enjoy all the wonderful birthday wishes!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Make a Wish Sophia by Paper Pretties; sentiment by Stampin' Up

Paper: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, and Razzleberry Lemonade by Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Melon Mambo by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; SU word window and modern label punches; SU ribbon

Saturday, January 22, 2011

SCH - It's a sensational color combo!

Happy Saturday everyone! This week at Sugar Creek Hollow we have a color combo challenge for you -- black, white, and a splash of another color. I just love red with black and white, so I knew that I had to do this! If you would like to play along with our challenge this week, upload your card and check out the DT samples HERE.

I kept my card simple this week because of the detailing on the digital image! I have few embellishments, but many textures on my card! The background paper is just beautiful, and it comes from a multi-pack of other black and white patterns from My Mind's Eye. The image is called Valentine Vintage Postcard. To add texture, I have used two Cuttlebug embossing folders on the black and white squares, and I used an SU corner punch to make the loops around the red on the image. The final touch was a little bit of white gel pen on the corners for an accent.

We hope that you will play along with us this week! Remember that 100% of the proceeds of Sugar Creek Hollow stamps go to support people in need! Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FBW138 - Love is in the Air

Love is in the air at this time of the year! And, we hope you are feeling the love for Flutter By Wednesday! Our challenge this week is OPEN, and we know how much everyone loves that! However, don't forget to use a butterfly, fairy, and/or angel on your creation. Upload your fabulous projects HERE!

Today, I am also highlighting a new image by ARTish for Paper Pretties, and it is called Ian Laurent. I used the other two images that are new this week yesterday on my blog -- Romeo and George Luge Puppy. Well, I didn't want to make this adorable elephant in his hot air balloon surrounded by butterflies feel any less special! You can find him HERE if you would like to purchase!
Card Details:
Stamps: Ian Laurent by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: Love is in the Air by My Mind's Eye; Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Yoyo Yellow by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; EK Success border punch; SU gingham ribbon; rhinestone brad; Nestabilities

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Paper Pretties Whatnots - The Dogs are taking over!

Two projects for you today for Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots.
Yes, I know it's Tuesday! Well, we have so many projects to share that you
can't do it all in one day! Visit HERE to see what my team mates have come up with in their creative side of the world.

Happy Valentine's Day, Romeo! Romeo is a cute image by ARTish for Paper Pretties that was previously released, and we wanted to highlight him this month for Valentine's Day. I have use Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Real Red, and Real Red DSP all from Stampin' Up. I used my Nestabilities to cut the shapes, and the ribbon is Stampin' Up. The sentiment is not Paper Pretties, but it is from an SU set. I have colored the image using Copic markers, and I have entered it into the following challenges:
My second card today is using a new image from ARTish for Paper Pretties, and it is called George Luge Puppy. After our last week of snow, ice, and yes, sledding here in North Carolina, I thought it only fitting to use this cute little guy! The snowflakes are stickers from K&Company, and the designer paper is from a Bo Bunny pack. The cardstock colors are Kraft/Crumb Cake and Night of Navy, and the ribbon is Bashful Blue -- all by Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by today...stay tuned tomorrow for my Flutter By Wednesday challenge card using the last of the newly released Paper Pretties images!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Woodware USA #10 - A Color Challenge

I have a fairly simple Valentine's Day card for you today for the Woodware USA challenge #10. The challenge this week is a color combo -- pink, red, and white! You can see the other design team samples and upload your own creation HERE.

And, awesome news! There are 22 new sets in the Woodware USA store. Just click HERE to view them...absolutely adorable!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Lots of Hearts and Birdsong by Woodware USA
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink DSP and cardstock by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Real Red by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Stampin' Up border punch;
EK Success border punch; Nestabilities

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow - Covered in Fabric

Our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow was to use fabric, other than ribbon, on our creations! Well, I knew that I wanted to make a Valentine's Day themed project, so I hunted in my stash for some Valentine fabric, and I had the remnants of a fat quarter of Aunt Gracie Through the Year fabric -- cute little conversation hearts.

If you would like to join us with your fabric creations and see the other fabulous examples from the design team, please upload your card and visit us HERE. We would love to see what you can create!

Don't forget that proceeds from the sale of these digital images are used to help those less fortunate, so buying is for a great cause!
Card Details:
Stamps: So Sweet by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Regal Rose and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
Accessories: Aunt Gracie fabrics; Copic markers; spica glitter pens; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Quickutz hearts; Nestabilities; Doodlebug Designs trim

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

FBW137 - a sketch by Carly

Day 3 with no school, and the cabin fever has set in. My husband has gone out to work each day, but we have been home bound. It is starting to take its toll. I get less done even though I've been home more! Go figure! Please let there be school tomorrow!

Hey Flutter By Wednesday fans!! We have a wonderful sketch for you today from Carly. Carly is 12 and is very talented in making sketches. Please visit her and leave her some love! When you make your card, just remember to include a butterfly, fairy, or angel on it! Upload your creation HERE, so that we can come and admire your handiwork! I flipped the sketch a bit for my purposes, but you can see the general sketch in my card.

True Confessions: I'm still sending out my Christmas cards! Yes, I am. And, I have found that I still need a few more, so this is one of my way late Christmas cards! YIKES! Aren't you all appalled?

Card Details:

Stamps: Astra (digi) by Paper Pretties; Glad Tidings by Stampin' Up for sentiment
Paper: Wassail by Basic Grey; Always Artichoke, Kraft, and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Early Espresso for sentiment
Accessories: Copic markers; Stickles; SU word window and modern label punches; Spica glitter pens; jewel and flower; Nestabilities

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Paper Pretties Whatnots - What's Not to Love, you lil' stinker?

It's Tuesday, and we are still digging out from our snow on Monday. Can you believe that it snowed in North Carolina? Well, it did, and we are off school!

We have two new images this week from ARTish for Paper Pretties. They are pictured below. And, we are showing you some past releases that would work well for Valentine's Day also, including Lil' Stinker also pictured below.
I knew that I wanted to make a heart-shaped card for Lil' Stinker, and here he is! I think he may be the only skunk I would want to come in contact with up close!
I was going through my Paper Pretties sentiments to find the perfect one to go with Grace and Crunch, and I giggled when I saw "You're an All-Star," and I had to use it!
Card Details:
Card One: "You're An All-Star!"
Stamps: Grace and Crunch by ARTish for Paper Pretties; sentiment from Go Team by Paper Pretties
Paper: Marrakech by Basic Grey; Marina Mist and Night of Navy by Stampin' Up
Ink: Night of Navy (sentiment)
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities (Wonky Squares, Scalloped Squares); Metallic pearls
Card Two: "My Heart Belongs to the Lil' Stinker"
Stamps: Lil' Stinker by ARTish for Paper Pretties; sentiment from Sending You Love Sophia
Paper: Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Ink: Cherry Cobbler for sentiment
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Red rhinestones
Challenges that this can be entered into:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Woodware USA Challenge #9 - Hearts

We have a heart challenge at Woodware USA! Don't forget that we have monthly winners of stamp sets from Woodware USA, so upload your creation HERE to be entered. We don't require you to use Woodware USA images, but you get an extra entry if you do!

I kept my card very simple this week, and I was able to bust out the Valentine's Day paper that I have had for a while. I bought it so cheaply two years ago, and I still have a TON of it. I guess because it only sees the light of day at this time of the year--that is why I can still love it so much! The set I used from Woodware USA is called Lots of Hearts...a great set for many occasions!

Card Details:
Stamps: Lots of Hearts by Woodware USA
Paper: DP by K&Company; Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Cherry Cobbler by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Rick-rack ribbon; SU oval punches
I'll be back tomorrow for my Paper Pretties Whatnots post...adorable images available from Paper Pretties!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow Back in Action with a Sketch!

The design team at Sugar Creek Hollow has had a much needed holiday break, and we are back to bring you some amazing new cards using a fun sketch!

Everyone is invited to enter a card using this sketch and you are not required to use an image from Sugar Creek Hollow, but if you do, you will get two entries into the random prize drawing. The winner of that draw will receive a digi of her choice from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and a badge to display on her blog. Once we reach a minimum of 10 entries, the Design Team will select a Card of the Week and the creator of that card will receive a special badge to display on her blog. Every month there will be a Guest Designer chosen from the Cards of the Week and that person will be invited to join the Design Team in a challenge. There are lots of reasons to enter, so we can't wait to see your fabulous creations. Upload your creation HERE and start the fun with us!

Did you know? - - - The proceeds of sales from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe go to provide food, clothing and shelter for those who are less fortunate. If you don't have any images from the Shoppe yet, check it out and when you buy something to use on your creations you can say that you have helped out, too.
Card Details:
Stamps: Bad Hair Day and Congratulations ticket by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: DSP by Graphic 45; Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, and Early Espresso by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Spica glitter pens; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Martha Stewart snowflake punch; brad; Lucky card by 7 Gypsies; brown trim in organza

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday Back From Break Blog HOP!!

Welcome to our "we're back from our break blog hop" at Flutter By Wednesday! And, we have some additions to our wonderful design team! We are welcoming Kristie back, and we are adding Peggy, Anna, and Jennie. We are all excited that you are here!! Here is the order of the hop. If you have arrived from Michelle's blog, then you are in the right place. If you would like to start the hop, follow the link back to the FBW blog in the list below!

**Nancy-you are here!**

Our challenge this week is an open challenge, and I so look forward to the Flutter By Wednesday challenge each week because I can use any fairy, any angel, or any butterfly on my creation! We hope that you will join us this week as we kick off the New Year! Link up your card HERE, and we will stop by to visit!

Card Details:

Stamps: Holidays and Wishes by Stampin' Up

Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up; Glitter paper by Doodlebug Designs

Accessories: Sizzix embosslit for Stampin' Up; SU black satin ribbon; SU circle punches; Martha Stewart rhinestone stickers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Monday, January 3, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots - Check us OUT!

2nd post today...scroll down for Woodware USA

Don't you just love our new little Berisova Ballerina by ARTish for Paper Pretties? She is a new digi image available today from Paper Pretties. We also have a special treat for you today--Heather is offering a freebie image in recognition of the launch of our new Digi team. Hop on over to the Paper Pretties blog for more details! Also, we have an amazing new team, and they would love for you to visit their blogs and leave some love...check out the links on my sidebar on the left!
Thank you for visiting today--I'm always amazed by my visitors!
Card Details:
Stamps: Berisova Ballerina and sentiment from Paper Pretties
Paper: Rose Red, Basic Black and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up; Lemonade by Basic Grey
Ink: Rose Red by Stampin' Up for sentiment
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU circle and Scalloped circle punch; rhinestone stickers; Spica glitter pens

Woodware USA Challenge #8 - Something NEW!!

Happy Monday everyone!! I've been away a bit for the past two weeks, but I am ready to rock and roll now!! January is going to be a great month to shake off those holiday blues.

Our challenge this week at Woodware USA is to use something new on your creation. Well, I have some new things on this card. They are: a new stamp set (Winter Tots); new to me Nestabilities frames; new small sparkly snowball stickers; and Bo Bunny paper that I bought on my recent excursion to Archivers. We would love for you to join us this week at Woodware USA. All you need to do is link up HERE with your "NEW" creation. We have many chances to win free Woodware USA stamps, so don't miss out!!

Paper Sundaes #50 - Something New

Card Details:
Stamps: Winter Tots by Woodware USA
Paper: Bo Bunny designer paper: Night of Navy and Going Gray by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Silver Encore
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; snowball stickers; SU taffeta ribbon