Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow - Saturdays are sensational!

Welcome to another sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow! Let's start with a bit of news.

First the sad news -- Tracy has decided to close the Sugar Creek Hollow store effective at midnight tonight. She has put a little note to her followers on the site, and you can read it HERE.

But, now for the good news -- the challenge blog will remain open, and it will premiere with some exciting changes next week. So, stay tuned to the Sugar Creek Hollow blog for more details.

Card Details:
Stamps: May flowers by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Stella and Rose by My Mind's Eye; Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder; pearls; ribbon

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Woodware USA/ BlogHop

Hello Woodware USA and fans!! We are so excited to have this joint blog hop today with the two design teams. We have all created projects that incorporate both of the two companies stamps! We hope that you will enjoy yourself! You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday to leave a comment on each blog and be eligible to receive the prize below! If you have arrived from Janine's blog, then you are in the right place. However, if you need to start from the beginning, please go to the team blog to start.

Now, on to Karen Stark's blog for even more fun! We are so glad that you joined us today!

Card Details:

Stamps: Micey Mice and Mixed Greetings by Woodware USA; Beaded Circles matching stamps

Paper: Marrakech by Basic Grey; Going Gray and Night of Navy by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU ribbon; Martha Stewart border punches; silver rhinestone stickers

FBW152 - A Recipe Challenge

I am going to apologize for the condition of my photo...we are without a computer, and I'm at the mercy of other devices to keep up with my blog photos! This is the unedited, un-watermarked version of my card! However, it is done!! We have a wonderful recipe challenge for you this week at Flutter By Wednesday -- 3 flowers, 2 patterned papers, and 1 button! It was fun, and I loved being able to dust off my prima flowers and buttons! My image is a Pure Innocence design by My Favorite Things. The paper is from Prima, and the cardstock is Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up. I used Nestabilities (of course) and Copic markers to highlight the image!! If you would like to join us for this week's challenge, please visit HERE to upload your card!! Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PTT13 - A Little Birdie Told Me

A quick post today...major computer issues, so I've been retrieving my pictures of my cards from all over the place!! This week, our challenge at Party Time Tuesdays is anything goes, and we have this lovely image from Robyn's Fetish to work with! Isn't he adorable? I just love him! If you would like to join us this week, just visit HERE!

Card Details:
Stamps: Robyn's Fetish
Paper: Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Pear Pizzazz by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities

Monday, April 25, 2011

Paper Pretties - Monday Whatnots, Tuesday Edition

Another quickie post...lack of computer capabilities really stinks!! You know how I got my picture for this post? I had to copy it off the post from the Paper Pretties blog. The pic is on my camera, but we are on someone else's computer, and well, the rest is just terribly tragic (LOL!). So, here I am with my wonderful new image from ARTish for Paper Pretties. Hopefully, my computer issues will be solved soon (with the purchase of a new computer...GRRR!).

If you would like to take a gander at all of the other creations from my lovely team mates, please visit HERE! You won't be disappointed! Thanks for bearing with me! Just wait until unedited version of my card for Flutter By Wednesday! That should be interesting!

Woodware USA Challenge #24 - A Sketch for YOU!

Good Monday, Woodware USA fans!! We have a sketch for you today!! If you would like to joing us, simply visit HERE for more details! We all love a good sketch!!

I've used Night of Navy and Going Gray cardstock by Stampin' Up and Marrakech by Basic Grey. The shapes are by Nestabilities, and the ribbon is by SU. The stamps are Micey Mice and Jane's Script by Woodware USA.

Thanks for stopping by today! See you on Wednesday at 10:00 pm EST for a special Woodware USA blog hop!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's a Paper Pretties Birthday Blog Hop!!

It's a Birthday party at Paper Pretties today on this fine Easter Day!! We have two lovely birthday girls today -- Cindy and Dominique. Happy Birthday, ladies!! Today is also my niece's 5th birthday, so it is definitely a day for celebrating! If you would like to follow along in the hop with us today, here is the order for you to follow!

Paper Pretties Blog
Alaine Medio
Amber Hillman
Chris Veneruso
Frances Byrne
Jacquie Peifer
Jennifer Greco
Jessica Fick
Kristine Reynolds
Michele L
Heather Lee-Reppen
ARTish (Illustrator)
Jackie Rakoski
Joni Mastronardi
Lisa Rasmussen
Nadine Buhl
Nancy Bush (you are here!)
Tracey Vincent
Janet Rossi
Dominique Hornberger (the birthday girl!!!!!)
Cindy Haffner (the birthday girl!!!!!)

Card Details:
Stamps: Giving Thanks Sophia by Paper Pretties; sentiment from Mixed Greetings by Woodware USA
Paper: True Blue by My Mind's Eye; Chocolate Chip and So Saffron by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Daffodil Delight for sponging
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU scalloped oval and oval punches

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow - Circles and a Sketch

Hello Sugar Creek Hollow fans!! We're back this lovely Saturday with a sketch that has so many wonderful circles on it!! I know that you will love it! You can join us this week, so click HERE for more information and to upload your card. We'd love to see what you can create with this sketch!

I'm knee deep in my garage getting ready for a sale next Saturday called Treasures in the Trunk. It won't be at my house, so I'll have to haul all my "junk" to the church parking lot to sell! Hopefully, all will go well, and I can have a little cash in my pocket! The process of pricing everything is daunting, and I'm finding myself a little sentimental with some of our daughter's things. However, they are just things (at least I have to keep reminding myself of this!).

Card Details:
Stamps: Dress Form and sentiment by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Stella and Rose by My Mind's Eye; Basic Black and Kraft by Stampin' Up
Ink: Kraft and Riding Hood Red ink for sponging
Accessories: Nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder; SU ribbon; Pearl brads; Prima flourish rhinestones

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

FBW151 Whimsy and Stars Cutie!

"Have a Blooming Good Day!" Well, I intend to! Today is our first day of spring break, so we are going to make the best of it! Haircut, cupcake, and lunch (not necessarily in that order, but maybe so!). Today at Flutter By Wednesday we have an open challenge -- just don't forget to include your butterfly, fairy, or angel on your project. I almost forgot to add my butterflies, but there they are resplendent in yellow! If you would like to join in with our challenge this week, you can see samples, get more details, and upload your card HERE. You must check out the winners for the fabulous prizes!!

My image today is a new one that I purchased from Whimsy and Stars Studio, and the Etsy store is owned and all of the images designed by Mabelle RO! They are awesome. I first encountered her images in The Angel Company catalog, and I was so surprised to see that I could buy her other designs in digital form from her (thanks to the enabling of Michelle, Danni, and Jackie!) I adore cuteness, and her designs just overflow with CUTE!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Flower Girl by Mabelle RO; sentiment by Pure Innocence for My Favorite Things

Paper: Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Rose Red, and Pacific Point by Stampin' Up

Ink: Rose Red for sponging; Pacific Point for sentiment

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Cloud dies by My Favorite Things; Stampin' Up punches; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; glittery felt

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots, Tuesday Edition - In Bloom

2nd post today -- scroll down for Party Time Tuesdays post
We have two beautiful new images to debut at Paper Pretties! ARTish has pulled out some gorgeous floral images for you -- Roses and Crocuses! Just in time for spring. Spring is in full swing here, but I heard from my mother in western NY, and they had snow yesterday. Boy, is that ever disheartening. We can actually pick strawberries right now, and they have snow. Ain't that a kick in the head? If you would like to see what my wonderful team mates have created, please visit HERE for more inspiration!

Card Details:

Stamps: Crocuses by ARTish for Paper Pretties

Paper: Wisteria by Basic Grey; River Rock and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up

Ink: Pale Plum by SU for sponging

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; pearls; Martha Stewart border punches; SU taffeta ribbon


Happy Tuesday everyone!! Tuesday means a new challenge at Party Time Tuesdays, and we have a new sponsor also!! We had the privilege of working with images from Karen's Doodles! They are absolutely adorable, as evidenced by my little bunny cutie above. The sentiment is an old one from Stampin' Up. We also have a sketch from Stacy this week, and another sponsor. My beautiful butterflies are from Jolee's, and I received them from Circle B Enterprises...the most awesomely priced place for stickers of all kinds. Check them out! If you would like to join in the fun this week, please upload your card HERE.

Card Details:

Stamps: sentiment from Stampin' Up; Love at First Bite by Karen's Doodles

Paper: Stella and Rose by My Mind's Eye; Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up

Ink: Marina Mist by SU

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; CM circle cutter; Cuttlebug; May Arts ribbon; Jolees butterflies; SU scalloped oval and oval punches

Monday, April 18, 2011

Woodware USA #23 - Punches and/or Die Cuts

This week at Woodware USA our challenge is to use punches and/or die cuts on your card. That should be an easy challenge, right? I can't seem to get enough of all of the shapes that I have. In fact, I think that I reach for my Nestabilities every day!

I was able to use one of my new sets from Woodware USA today, and it is called Fancy Cakes. Weddings are on the brain in my family as my niece prepares for her wedding in September. This is a beautiful set, and I was also able to dust off the embossing powders and use them on my card. Now, there is a technique that I haven't been using lately!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you would like to join the challenge, you can find details and upload your card HERE.

Card Details:
Stamps: Fancy Cakes by Woodware USA
Paper: Sweet Always DSP, Rose Red and Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up
Ink: Blushing Bride by SU; Versamark
Accessories: Pink Embossing powder by SU; Nestabililties; SU organdy ribbon; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow Sensational Saturday is Monochromatic

Liza Bunny is pretty in pink today! Our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is to make a monochromatic card, and I just had to go with pink. It's such a girly color, and I love it! If you would like to join us this week, we would love to have you! Just upload your card HERE, and you will be on your way!

I have used Liza Bunny from Sugar Creek Hollow and colored her with Copic markers (C1 and C3 to be exact), and I have highlighted her by using the Nestabilities Labels 16. The card stock is Melon Mambo and white, and the designer paper for both her dress and the background of the card is Euphoria by Basic Grey (one of my all time faves for Basic Grey). The flowers are from Micheals, and the bow is SU ribbon tied with my handy-dandy Bow Easy. If you don't have one, buy one! They are my go to tool! And, once you get the hang of using one, it's all good!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a joyous weekend. I'm just hoping no wind or hail this weekend...not sure how much more our poor little house can withstand! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

FBW150 Celebrate our Sesquicentennial!!

How is that for your big word of the day? How often do we get to use the word sesquicentennial? Woohoo! Flutter By Wednesday is celebrating their 150th challenge, and we have some amazing surprises for you! Check HERE for more exciting details!

Now, on to the "OOPS" section! Remember the old adage, "do as I say, not as I do"? Well, that would apply today! My brain doesn't seem to be working, and I didn't follow the challenge guidelines. Our challenge this week is to use soft pastel colors. Well, mine don't exactly look soft or pastel. I'm so sorry! Please, do as I say, not as I do!

Card Details:

Stamps: Pure Innocence by My Favorite Things; sentiment by Unity stamps

Paper: Sweet Pea DSP; Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, and white by SU

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Summer Sun for sponging

Accessories: Copic markers; rhinestone flourish; prima flowers; Nestabilities;

Cuttlebug embossing folder; SU oval and scalloped oval punches

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PTT11 April Showers

April Showers hopefully bring May flowers because we've had one heck of a ride here! Last week we had a wind storm that knocked down two trees, and a hail storm 5 days later that brought golf ball (even some tennis ball) size hail. And, there was torrential rain last night. What is going on? Well, I hope the May flowers are as vibrant as the ones on my card today! They will brighten any day, don't you think?

Our challenge this week at Party Time Tuesdays is being sponsored by Glitterbabe Digis, and I was given these adorable rainboots! I couldn't resist! And, shouldn't all rain boots be fire engine red? YES! So, our theme this week is showers of all kinds! Upload your creations HERE! I have used the above sketch for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #112. It's a beauty, so check it out!
Card Details:

Stamps: Rainboots image by Glitterbabe's Digis

Paper: June Bug by Basic Grey; Daffodil Delight and Basic Black by SU

Ink: none

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities Wonky Squares; Cuttlebug embossing

folder - Swiss Dots; May Arts ribbon; Prima flowers; brads

Monday, April 11, 2011

Woodware USA Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

Hello Woodware USA fans!! A quick post for you all today because I have a sick child! Our challenge this week is anything goes, so just go with it!! If you would like to see more samples, get details, and upload your card, just click HERE. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Just don't forget, only two entries each! Thanks for stopping by today!

Card Details:
Stamps: Flutter By Butterflies by Stampin' Up
Paper: White and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spica glitter pens; ribbon; punches; rhinestones

Saturday, April 9, 2011

SCH Vintage Easter

Our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is to make a vintage Easter card. I combined quite a few elements this week to create my card. I've used two images from Sugar Creek Hollow -- Easter Wishes egg and the Dogwood branch.

I printed the Dogwood three times, colored it, and cut it out. Then, I layered it around the sentiment image, which is placed on a Nestability cut out. The finishing embellishments are Stampin Up satin ribbon and Basic Grey pearls. The paper is from Once Upon a Springtime by Graphic 45, and the cardstock is Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up.

If you would like to play along with us this week, please find more samples and details and upload your card HERE. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

FBW149 Just Some Lines...

Flutter By, Butterfly because it's Wednesday! We have an open challenge this week and a sponsor at FBW -- Just Some Lines. Awesome digi stamps for your crafting pleasure. This little cutie is called Emo Angel - Butterfly flutter. She is perfect, isn't she? Don't forget to use either an angel, fairy, and/or butterfly on your creation! If you would like to play along this week, you can find more details and upload your creation HERE.

We also have a fun surprise for you this week -- a very special guest designer -- Beate Johns! I've long followed her work on Splitcoast and who hasn't done one of her amazing tutorials. Please give her a big FBW welcome! Midnight Madness Sketch #98

Card Details:

Stamps: Emo Angel - Butterfly flutter by Just Some Lines

Paper: DSP, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Peach Parfait by Stampin' Up

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Martha Stewart

border punch; stickers from pack by SU

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PTT10 An Air of Elegance

2nd post today -- scroll down for Paper Pretties post!
Good morning!! Aren't Daffodils lovely, especially at this time of the year? After a long winter, they are a welcome sight! This beautiful image is a frame from our sponsor this week at Party Time Tuesdays -- Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. I actually "married" the frame with this lovely sentiment and "saved" it as its own image! Our challenge this week at Party Time Tuesdays is to make Elegant Birthday cards! This is one that I will be sending to a friend for her birthday! If you would like to join us this week, simply upload your card HERE.
We are having a weekly giveaway over on our Facebook page. All you have to do is leave a COMMENT not just "like" our Party Planner of the week. This past week we did not have a winner...there were no comments left, just "likes". The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to any online digital store of their choice. That is worth a couple of digi's in most stores!!! This week we have your Party Planner Molly. The winner of this giveaway will be posted next week along with the winner of this challenge.

Card Details:

Stamps: Daffodi Frame and sentiment by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

Paper: Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up

Accessories: Copic markers; Creative Memories cutting system; Cuttlebug embossing folder; gems; SU ribbon