Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow!!!!

Good Morning! I hope you are all having a lovely week!! I got bitten by a spider over a week ago and it got infected,,,,,,oh my gosh,,,,,I don't think I have ever had as much pain or as much sickness EVER!!!!!! BUT, thanks to some awesome antibiotics, I am finally feeling a bit better, and hope to catch up on some DT work and get to posting again!!!!!

As June comes to a close, over at Sugar Creek Hollow, we have a fun challenge for you this week,,,,,,,,VINTAGE CHILDREN!!!!!! We want to see your cards and projects that feature vintage children!!!!

Our amazing sponsor this week is,,,,,,,,,

They provided this darling image of vintage children playing dolls for me to use on my card!!!!!

Thanks so much, TLC Creations!!!!!

And here's my card!!!!!!

Isn't that image darling???????/  My card is simple, but I really wanted the image to shine,,,,,,,,and I made a bow out of lace that I really wanted to show up well,,,,,,,a pink ribbon bow to accent that, some pretty white lace, some pink velvet ribbon with pearls and a flower finishes it off!

I hope you enjoyed the card this week,,,,,,,I'm hoping to feel well enough to create before the weekend is over!!!!!  So Pop over to Sugar Creek Hollow and upload your vintage children card!!!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Saturday!!!!

Good Saturday morning! We have a PHENOMENAL challenge for you today over at Sugar Creek Hollow!


We want to see circles ON your card or project,,,,,,,,,and/or the card SHAPE must be a circle!!!!

I had SO MUCH FUN with this project! It was one of those things that just grew and grew as I worked on it!!!!! And I have a TON of pics for this, so here we go!

I created a pretty glass canister for bath salts by reusing a Prima flower jar.

Here's my project!

I used Spellbinders circles large and spellbinders picot edge circles to create the circle behind which I glued lace before setting it on top of the glass jar and securing with pop dots. As you can see, I also created a matching tag for whatever gift giving occasion I eventually use this for!

Here's some more pictures!

I got this stunning image from Bumble Button, added a bow of gold ribbon, gold netting and some pearls,,,,,

Another gold netting bow tied around the neck of the jar, a prima flower and leaf,,,,,,

And then filled the jar with pretty pink bath salts for pennies!

I printed an additional image larger, and cut the front label from that with rectangles large.

Pretty, inexpensive, and will be beautiful in someone's bathroom!

I hope you enjoyed my circles project,,,,,,and thanks for looking! Run right over to SCH and load up your vintage, shabby chic, or primitive circles project!! And be sure to stop by Bumble Button and see all the gorgeous images they have FOR FREE!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays!!

Hello and good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. I know I had a fab week with my mother and youngest daughter on vacation at Honeymoon Island!

I hope everyone is ready for a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays this week! We have an amazing color challenge for you this week!!!!!!

Aren't those colors gorgeous?????? We want to see all your ORANGE cards this week!!!! Using these colors as a guide, show us your ORANGE cards!

Our amazing sponsor for this month is Robin's Nest!

Also joining us for this week are the following amazing sponsors!

Thanks so much to our fabulous sponsors for being so generous! And here's MY card made with Robins Nest dew drops, card stock and Crafty Sentiments digital stamp!!!!

Isn't that stamp darling????? I colored it with copics, used some scraps that I had and also some card stock from Robins Nest, a few dew drops, some flowers a punch or two and some ribbon and she's finished!!!!!!

Here's a close up of that adorable stamp!

So run right over to Party Time Tuesdays and upload your orange card for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from our amazing sponsors!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed the card, and thanks for looking!!!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow!!!!

Oh BOY do we have a FUN FUN FUN challenge for you this week over at Sugar Creek Hollow!!!! Cec has lined up some AWESOME challenges this month and this is one of my FAVORITES,,,,,,,

our theme this week is,,,,,,,,,


Yep,,,,,,,we want to see your heavily embellished vintage, shabby chic, or primitive cards and projects this week! And boy did I have FUN!

Here's my card!

I have used the following embellishments:

3 die cuts (spellbinders Moroccan Motifs, lacy ovals and classic ovals large)
2 buttons
2 butterflies
1 stick pin
1 flower
1 bow
1 heart charm
1 piece of lace
1 pink embroidered embellishment
1 piece of glitzy trim
5 sticky pearls

This gorgeous stamp is a freebie from Bumble Button .  Paper is DCWV scraps, and I love love LOVE it.

Here's a close up of this stunning image!

I hope you liked the card, and please run right over to Sugar Creek Hollow and upload YOUR "More is Better" card!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Good Morning!!!!! It's time yet again for Party Time Tuesdays!!!!! Right now, I am on vacation on the Gulf of Mexico in Palm Harbor Florida (Honeymoon Island),,,,,,,,

I've set my post to post, so if you're seeing this,,,,,,,,,IT WORKED! LOL!

It's that time of year yet again when we honor our fathers and husbands for being amazing fathers throughout the year!

So our challenge this week at PTT is we want to see your Father's Day Cards with "All things Mechanical",,,,,,,huh, gotcha thinking there, didn't I??

Never fear, the PTT Design Team has some fantastic inspiration for you to get you going, so make sure you hop right over there and leave some love for the DT while you're at it!

Our amazing month long sponsor for June is Robin's Nest, who've provided fantastic papers, dew drops and rub ons for our projects!

Joining us for this week are The Stamping Boutique

and Robin's Fetish who provided stamps for this week!

Thank you so much for the generous donations of our sponsors!

I created my card with this adorable and unique bicycle built for two digi by Robin's Fetish!

All papers are Robin's Nest,,,,,and the corner element and sentiment (under bicycle) are both rub ons from Robin's Nest as well,,,,,,,

some pretty dew drops and a triple bow made of hand dyed seam binding, and she's finished,,,,,,,pretty simple, but men don't seem to go for a ton of ribbons and lace, now do they? LOL

Here's a close up of this cute digi stamp and the sentiment,,,,,,,

I hope you enjoyed the card, thanks for looking, and make sure you go over to Party Time Tuesdays to load up your card for the challenge!!!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Today over at Sugar Creek Hollow we have a wonderful challenge for you!!!!!

Make your OWN Designer Paper!!!!! It's SO much fun and SO EASY! So go ahead, try it, and see how amazing it makes your card look!

Here's mine!

I created my designer paper with a simple piece of red card stock,,,,,,,,,and a stamp. I used versafine black onyx ink (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE for dark, crisp stamping) and randomly stamped all over the red paper. Simple as that! I love the effect!

I found this gorgeous image on Bumble Button, and cut it out and matted it with circles large,,,,,,,a sheer double bow, a gold metal button and she's finished. It's not often I make a CAS card,,,,,,,but I am really loving the home made DP and wanted to really let that shine!

Here's a close up of that adorable image!

I hope you enjoyed the card, and thanks for looking!!!! Now get out those stamps and ink, sprays and glitter and make yourself some gorgeous DP and upload YOUR card to Sugar Creek Hollow! I can't wait to see what you create!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays!!!!!

Good Morning everyone!!!!! It's time for Party Time Tuesdays!

Today over at PTT, we have a fun challenge for you!! In many countries, the Queen of England's birthday is a holiday,,an occasion to celebrate!

So over at PTT this week, our challenge is,,,,,,,,,"Give it the Royal Treatment!"

In honor of the Queen's birthday (and just because we LOVE bling and shiny stuff,,,) we want to see lot's of gold, silver, bling, crowns, castles,,,,,,,,,,,anything ROYAL!

Our fab sponsor this month is the Robin's Nest. It's so great to have them back! They are always SO generous with our DT!

This month, they provided paper, rub ons, dew drops, and dew drop glue for the DT to create with! Thank you so much, Robin's Nest! I am in LOVE with the papers and rub ons this month!

Another fabulous sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter, who provided some of the images for this week!

And Tiddly Inks, who provided the rest of the images for our DT!

Thanks again, fab sponsors for your generosity!!!!!

And now onto my card, which I made with a Tiddly Inks image called "Castles". This digi set came with two beautiful castles, and I had a tough time deciding WHICH castle to use on my card, until I got my gorgeous paper from the Robin's Nest,,,,,,,,and THAT decided it!

I just LOVE the blue, black and gold I've used here,,,,,,,,,I colored the image with copics, of course, and layered it over this fab cloud paper by the Robin's Nest,,,,,in addition to the black and gold sparkly paper also by the Robin's Nest,,,,,,the sentiment is a Robin's Nest Rub On! Isn't it darling?? The crown is cut with Spellbinders Nested crowns out of more Robins Nest gold sparkly paper,,,,,,,,,,and tiny pearl dew drops were added. More dew drops in the corners and she's finished! It's rare that I do a card without some sort of bow or ribbon,,,,,,,but I just love it!

Here's a close up of the darling image and sentiment,,,,,,,,

I hope you enjoyed the card, and I hope to see you over at Party Time Tuesdays this week!!!!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Well, it's Father's Day over at SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW!!! This week we want to see your father's day cards and crafts!!! Please remember that they must follow the SCH guidelines of "vintage, shabby chic, or primitive".

I'm going to try and keep a long story on the short side here, LOL,,but it's hard for me to show this card without telling the story,,,,,

I lost my father nearly 20 years ago. I loved him more than he could possibly imagine. He was an amazing father,,,,,,

mostly because he WASN'T my father,,,,,,,at least not my biological father. He was my step-father and he married my mother when I was 5 years old. You'd never know it,,unless you KNEW it. From the first day he married my mother, he was DAD. And that was that,,,,,,,,,My mother and he later had 2 more children,,,,,,but my sister and I were always every bit as much his as they were.

He wasn't perfect,,,,,,,,,but even in his imperfections,,,,he was amazing. He had a drinking problem,,,,,,for years. He was never mean, or nasty,,,,,,,,,,but he ruined many family holidays falling asleep over the thanksgiving turkey.

When I was about 15, he went and got sober,,,,,,,,and although I know it was a great effort for him, he never drank again. Someone who realizes what's wrong about himself and goes and CHANGES it is someone I can love and respect.

And so Dad,,,,,,,I love you and miss you so much.

And every year when I make a Father's Day card for my husband,,,,,,,,,I wish I could make him one.

So this year, I just gave into the temptation, and made my father a Father's Day card,,,,,,,,

It's simple,,,,,,like he was. He was a man of few words, but much love.

So without further ado,,,,,,,,,my card for my Daddy.

And the inside that says all I wanted to say,,,,,,,,,,,or wished I could say,,,,,,,,,

Happy Father's Day, Daddy,,,,,,,,,you were an amazing father and an amazing human being.

Thank you all for looking, and  I hope you liked the card,,,,,,,,,so run right over to SCH and upload YOUR Father's Day project or card!!!!!