Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Again!!!

So we decided to stay home today and get some things done around the house,,,,,I've got laundry going now,,,,,beds are stripped,,,,,,,,,and DH is doing some chores I've been wanting him to do for weeks now,,,,,,

Really, we've been TOO busy and gone to Disney TOO MUCH (if that's possible!) this past week or so!

And it's not all bad LOL,,,,,DH is watching his favorite TV shows while doing the chores,,,,and I'm doing some card making waiting to switch the laundry.

And there's a turkey in the oven for dinner,,,,,YUM!

And of course, Sunday means there's a BRAND NEW Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!!!! (OK, it was new YESTERDAY, but I was busy LOL)

This week's theme is AT THE BEACH,,,,,,make a vintage, shabby chic or primative card or project with that theme,,,,,,,,

I'm all over it! I have this darling vintage image of a Victorian beach scene I THINK from one of my CD's that I printed an aeon ago,,,,,I just KNEW it was perfect for this challenge!

I used a ton of scraps (now that they are organized, it's easy to look through them for appropriate paper instead of just cutting a 12x12 paper!) the bottom layer is DCWV-Linen Closet,,,,,,,the frame is another linen closet scrap,,,,,and the others (stripes and spots) are of course, MME Lost and Found! Ev en when I TRY to stay away from it, I somehow wind up using at least a tiny scrap LOL.

I embossed the bottom blue layer with my Tim Holtz post card embossing folder, inked all the edges and the raised embossing well and just layered one on top of the other,,,,,,piece of cake, and simple as pie.

I then cut the frame for the image with Spellbinders Postage Stamps and made it a frame with classic squares large,,,,,,it looks sort of like a stamp on a post card,,,,,and I thought it was so cute!

some pearls, some prima lace and a bow I found in my leftover "bits and bows" box, and a "post mark" that I stamped over the image just  a bit,,,,,,,,,and it's finished!

Here's a close up so you can see the vintage image better!
Although the children look a little more comfortably dressed,,,,,,,can you IMAGINE wearing that long dress, hat and JACKET that woman has on?????

No wonder women fainted so much in those days!

The sugar creek hollow challenge goes on for several more days, so run on over there and enter YOUR vintage beach themed card!!

Thanks for looking!!!!!! I hope you enjoyed!!!!!


  1. WOW!! Really gorgeous hun!! Love the colors! ;)

  2. eeeks! love this!!! that pic is just so adorable...nope, cant imagine going to the beach like that...but then what I see nowadays could use a little more coverup KWIM LOL
    thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow (-:

  3. Holly, sorry so late visiting....congrats on your win!
    Love your card so much, the postage die is perfect as is the postcard ef. You always do such a beautiful job on your vintage cards for us. So happy to see you at Sugar Creek Hollow, tfs.

    Patti SCH/DT