Wednesday, March 30, 2011

FBW148 Butterflies, Buttons, and Bows, Oh My!!

There is a whole lot going on with this card, but there is no stamping!! I knew what I wanted to do with this challenge this week -- buttons and bows -- but I wasn't exactly sure that the vision in my head would translate to paper. Well, I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I hope you all will enjoy it, too! If you would like to join us for this week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge, you can find details and upload your creation HERE. We had over 200 participants in last week's challenge, and I know that makes Danni very happy. Keep those butterflies, fairies, and angels coming! We love to see them all!
Card Details:

Stamps: none

Paper: Abbey Road by My Mind's Eye; Pink Pirouette,

Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz by Stampin' Up

Ink: none

Accessories: Sizzix build a monarch butterfly die; SU ribbon;

hole punch; buttons; Cuttlebug Swiss Dot 5x7 folder; Bow Easy

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots - Tuesday Edition

2nd post -- scroll down for my Party Time Tuesdays post!
Thanks for stopping by today! We have two adorable new images by ARTish for Paper Pretties available today (you can see them below)! I used this fun sketch from Sketch Saturday to highlight one of this week's image -- Colorful Easter. I can just see a little rascally rabbit doing this!! If you would like to see what the rest of the Paper Pretties Digi Team has done this week, please visit HERE for more details and inspiration.

A Colorful Easter
Easter Treats
Card Details: Stamps: A Colorful Easter by ARTish for Paper Pretties; sentiment by Stampin' Up Paper: unknown dsp; Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up Ink: Melon Mambo for sentiment Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; sponging; Spica glitter pens

PTT9 Happy Birthday!!

Hello everyone...the party is back on this week at Party Time Tuesdays! We have a fun challenge for you this week -- it is anything goes with a handmade flower. We have a wonderful tutorial on how to make these little lovelies HERE. Check it out from Twosdays Techniques. My daughter and I made them the other day, and we had so much fun! Our other sponsor this week is Chi Chi Memories, and they have supplied us with these adorable images. Isn't she a little cutie? If you would like to join us, you can find details and upload your card HERE. You will also see the fabulous examples from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for stopping by today...I'll be back with my next Tuesday post -- Paper Pretties!

Card Details:

Stamps: Birthday Girl set by Chi Chi Memories

Paper: Cupcake by Basic Grey; So Saffron, Real Red, Marina Mist, Garden Green by Stampin' Up

Ink: none

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Cuttlebug; SU ribbon

Monday, March 28, 2011

Woodware USA Challenge #20 - Clean and simple

This week at Woodware USA the challenge is clean and simple! I love to peel off all the extra stuff and make it simpler for clean and simple challenges. So, why don't I do it more? Well, with a room full of embellishments, I have to strike a balance, right? If you would like to join us this week at the Woodware USA challenge, click HERE for more details! This is the last week to be entered into our monthly drawing for March! Don't forget that you can now purchase Woodware USA stamps from We are all excited about this partnership, and you will see more about this from us in the coming days and weeks! Now, on to the details:
Card Details:

Stamps: Flowers and Frames and Mixed Greetings by Woodware USA

Paper: Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; corner rounder; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow - Stitchin' up a storm!

Happy Saturday everyone! I finally have my computer back, so I am getting back into my crafting groove!! Hopefully you are all doing well! Our challenge this week is to use stitching on our cards. Well, the sewing machine was buried, so I decided to use faux stitching with my gold pen. I created an echo stitch around the outside of my card. Don't forget that March is still anniversary month at Sugar Creek Hollow--we still have the naming of an image contest coming up. If you would like to enter your card and get more details on this contest, please go HERE.

I don't have Photoshop, so I wasn't able to make a picture of the results, so you are just going to have to trust me. Out of 26 comments, picked 7 for the blog candy. That makes Patti P the winner!! I have your email, Patti, so I will be in contact with you!!

Card Details:
Stamps: March flower of the month by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Botanical Gazette DSP, So Saffron, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
Accessories: Nestabilities; Copic markers; SU ribbon; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Creative Memories gold pen; Martha Stewart corner punch; May Arts ribbon

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Frances!! Paper Pretties Birthday Blog Hop

We have a special birthday blog hop today at Paper Pretties for Frances! She is the usual organizer of all of our birthday blog hops, but today we get to honor her...she is the glue that holds all of these super fun hops together!! Happy Birthday, Frances!!!!

If you have arrived from Nadine's blog, you are in the right place, but if you want to start the hop, head back to the Paper Pretties blog to begin the fun!!

Head on over to Tanya's blog for the next stop!

Card Details:
Stamps: Always in my Heart Sophia by Paper Pretties; Mixed Greetings by Woodware USA
Paper: Cupcake by Basic Grey; Marina Mist and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Real Red; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; balloon stickers; Daffodil Delight ribbon;

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

FBW147 Fairies Love Ladybugs, too!!

Just a quick post today for our Flutter By Wednesday challenge #147. This week we have an open challenge, but don't forget your butterfly, angel and/or fairy. I have used this cute little Rachelle Anne Miller image called Lily - Magic Fairy, and the sentiment is from Woodware USA. The paper is from Basic Grey - Lemonade, and the cardstock is Daffodil Delight.

If you would like to join us in the challenge this week, you can get more details and upload your card HERE. Thanks for stopping by this week...see you tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

PTT8 Cut it UP, monochromatically speaking!!

2nd post today...please scroll down for Paper Pretties
Hang on to your hats, I actually colored in an image with something other than Copic markers! I think that this cute little bear is probably holding an umbrella because of the weeping that my Copic markers were doing!

The adorable bear image is from Stitchy Bear, and he is just precious. He was begging to be watercolored, so I printed him on watercolor paper, and voila, here he is!! Isn't he a cutie? We are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear, and they were so kind to furnish us with some awesome images!

Something else that you will have to hold on to your seats for...that wonderful polka dot paper? It's a digital paper! I didn't use any dp that I had purchased in a store! Isn't that amazing? You can also get this paper from Stitchy Bear!

Last, but not least, we have a technique called Cut it Up from Twosdays Techniques, and I altered it a bit using my Wonky Squares from Nestabilities.

If you would like to join us for this week's challenge of both monochromatic and cutting it up, please find samples and instructions HERE. We'd love to have you join us!

Paper Pretties Whatnots - Tuesday Edition - A Chic Bonnet

Hello Prettie fans!! It's Tuesday, and we are in for day two of the Paper Pretties Whatnots! We have some awesome images for you today, and I have chosen to use this little beauty for my card! Aren't they the sweetest little chicks? I had so much fun with this one, and I was able to take out some paper that was getting neglected -- Kioshi by Basic Grey. Sometimes, the palette just warrants it! The thin ribbon on the top and bottom is some recycled satin ribbon from a gift that I was given long ago! I love when I can recycle something! I have the two new images for this week by ARTish for Paper Pretties, and they can be purchased HERE. If you would like to see the other DT samples, you can find them on the Paper Pretties blog.
A Chic Bonnet

A Basket for You

Card Details:

Stamps: A Chic Bonnet by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: Kioshi by Basic Grey; Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green by Stampin' Up
Ink: Lavendar Lace for sponging
Accessories: Nestabilities; Copic markers; ribbon; Martha Stewart border and leaf punch; Mulberry flower from Micheals

Monday, March 21, 2011

Woodware USA Challenge #19 - It's a Color Combo!

We have a color combo challenge for you this week at Woodware USA! The challenge is black, white, and a third color. Well, you all know that my favorite color to add to black and white is red, so here it is! I actually did a lot of stamping on this card with no embellishments. Yep, you heard me embellishments! I think that my well-stocked craft room was probably weeping when I made this card.

I have used Palette Noir for the black ink and Real Red by Stampin' Up for the red. The cardstock is white, Basic Black, and Real Red from Stampin' Up. The set that I have chosen to use today is called Fancy Labels from Woodware USA. I just love its elegance. If you would like to join us this week at the Woodware USA challenge, please find all information and lovely samples HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow - We're Hopping for our Anniversary!

Today at Sugar Creek Hollow, in addition to introducing our weekly challenge, we are having a blog hop in honor of our anniversary. All of the designers have special blog candy on their individual blogs for the participants. There will be a grand prize winner chosen from all the participants who leave a comment on the Sugar Creek Hollow blog.

The blog hop will run in conjunction with the weekly challenge from 8:00 AM EST Saturday until 12 midnight EST Friday. Winners will be announced next Saturday the 26th of March.

To be eligible for my giveaway, you must become a follower, leave a comment and an email address to be contacted.

Hopefully, you have arrived here from Mary's blog. However, if you are lost, here is the order of the blog hop:

Nancy (you are here)
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge Blog

I have used the new release image called Petal Cross Egg in my creation today along with new paper from Prima called Annalee (or at least new to me!). The flowers are also from Prima, and I used the Martha Stewart branch punch to top it off. It is difficult to tell from the picture, but the image is actual printed three times and mounted. The cardstock colors are Cool Caribbean and Rose Red from Stampin' Up. The image is colored using Copic markers.

Here is the blog candy that I am offering, ribbons and a little bit of Vintage flair! Don't forget to leave a comment with your email address and become a follower if you aren't already one!! Thanks for hopping with us this week!
A Sugar Creek Hollow tidbit, in case you are unaware -- all of the profits from Sugar Creek Hollow go to help those less fortunate, so your purchase of images is going to help those who need it the most! Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

FBW146 Green with Envy

Hello Flutter By Wednesday's that time again, and we have a fun dual challenge for you this week! We have a wonderful sketch from Carly, and we have infused a little green into our cards in honor of St. Patrick's Day--the day where everyone can be a little Irish! If you would like to join in the fun, please find the details and upload your card HERE. Don't forget to include your butterflies, angels or fairies!

My card is also for this week's Meljens Designs challenge which is also Green. I hadn't brought this little sweetie out in a while, so I thought she was perfect in green for these two challenges!

Card Details:
Stamps: Meljens Designs (digital image)
Paper: Origins by Basic Grey; Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, and Chocolate Chip by SU
Ink: Garden Green for sponging
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; ribbon; Bow Easy; Basic Grey rubons; prima flowers; brads; Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Paper Pretties - Monday Whatnots, Tuesday Edition -- Ahoy Matey

2nd post today, please scroll down for my Party Time Tuesdays post!!

AAAARRRRGGHHHH!! I'm getting my pirate on this week with Paper Pretties. I knew that when I saw this image, I had to use the map paper! Don't you love it when you have a clear idea of what you want your card to look like? I certainly do, and this one came together easily -- also another plus! Check out the Paper Pretties blog for some wonderful examples from the rest of the design team. There are so many of us that we can't fit them all on one day!

Pirate Hani
Card Details:
Stamps: Hani by ARTish for Paper Pretties; sentiment by Woodware USA
Paper: Newsprint DSP, Basic Black, and Going Gray by Stampin' Up
Ink: Palette Noir; Creamy Caramel for sponging
Accessories: Copic markers; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Spica glitter pens

PTT7 A Whole Lotta Craftin' Going ON!

We have an awesome challenge for you this week at Party Time Tuesdays, and we have multiple sponsors this week! The challenge is to make an easel card this week using the sketch below from our sketch artist -- Stacy Koo. We used a wonderful tutorial from the ladies at Twosdays Techniques, and you will love their work! Remember that you can win a subscription to their tutorials. All of the details and your chance to enter can be found HERE.

I couldn't fit the shamrocks on my easel card, so I decided to make a little gift enclosure card that measures 3x3. I actually don't have any shamrock stickers, die cuts, or stamps, so I easily made this one from my heart Nestabilities dies. It was fun! The cute little flower stickers are from another sponsor of ours -- Circle B Enterprises. You will be amazed at their inventory, and the prices and service are exceptional!!

My easel card features our last sponsor -- Baby Bud Designs. We were so fortunate to be given adorable images to work with. I actually used two on my easel card, one that I was given and a free one that was given away by Baby Bud Designs. I had to use them together with Stacy's sketch!

Card One:
Stamps: None
Paper: Certainly Celery DSP and CS, Garden Green, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Ink: None
Accessories: Nestabilities; Jolees Cornflower stickers from Circle B Enterprises; May Arts ribbon
Card Two:
Stamps: Baby Bud Designs
Paper: Kraft and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up; DSP by Bo Bunny
Ink: Early Espresso for sponging
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; May Arts ribbon; EK Success border punch; Stickles; Prima flowers; Basic Grey rubons

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring is Coming, Right?

We had a glorious weather weekend here in North Carolina. Temperatures were in the 60s and 70s, so it doesn't get much better than that! Perhaps it came to soften the blow of daylight savings time. I still despise losing an hour, but I guess I just have to go with the flow. I think the next few days are going to be interesting!

Our challenge this week at Woodware USA was to make a project that is spring-themed, and that can include colors and/or images. The set, Micey Mice is a newer one from Woodware USA, and it is adorable! I just love the cut little guy sitting in this teacup! If you would like to join us this week, just follow the instructions HERE!

I'll be back tomorrow with both my Party Time Tuesdays and Paper Pretties won't want to miss those!! See you soon!
Card Details:
Stamps: Micey Mice by Woodware USA
Paper: Olivia by Basic Grey; Ruby Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Martha Stewart punch;
Nestabilities; pearls by Kaisercraft; May Arts ribbon