Friday, May 28, 2010

Another Recessed Window Card

tutorial for paper torn flower: Such a Pretty Mess

inside of card:                                    

Image of bird is SCH
base card stock: Club Scrap
DP: Digital
other:  distress inks, MS punch, paper piercer, water colors, SU! punch

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Fabulous Friday - Recessed Card challege

A very good morning, welcome to this week's Fabulous Friday! I hope you are all settled in with your cup of java and ready to hop around to see some eye candy!

As you can tell by the title, the DT's are sharing recessed window cards with you this week. Have you ever made one? Well, I never had and wasn't sure what to expect. We   (DT team) were given a link to a great tutorial at SCS, bless their hearts, they have saved my crafting life more than once!! The tut was so detailed I found making my first recessed card was not only fun but was delighted with the outcome!!

The basket, the watermelon, the cloth under the basket, the text inside the card are all from Sugar Creek Hollow's Summer's Picnic! The jar is from the Jelly Jar Set! The tree is from a sketch I did and then added leaves on the computer and then used it over and over. A little grass, shading and blue sky and you got yourself a picnic scene.  Here's the inside:
All those adorable little watermelon's I used for embellies were made by printing out the watermelon and using Shrinky Dinks to shrink them down. Gosh, I haven't done that in forever, now that was really fun! Although, I must admit my first batch didn't flatten *sigh*.  This shows you how versatile your digital images are!

Thank you so much stopping in and sharing your cup of java, I would enjoy reading any comments you may have! Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Don't forget to go get your Friday Freebie! (click on the link then look for "Freebies" on the left side of the page)

Take some time, get another cup of coffee and visit our other blogs, you will be so happy you did!

card info:
  paper:  Ben Franklin piece, computer generated with melon image, Club Scrap, SU!
  images: SCH, mine
  inks:  SU!, Derment watercolors
  other: MS punches, ribbon

Donna-that's me!

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Birds and Hearts

There's not a stamp or any coloring on this card!  This morning I woke up and for some reason I got a bug to look for Pennsylvania Dutch/Folk images. The more I googled the more fun images I found!!

I decided to put together some background paper I could use with a font I have with some adorable Folklore images. After playing for what seemed like hours I was happy with the paper and started looking around at what challenges I could participate in.

SCS's Inspiration Challenge on Saturdays is always fun so I headed over there. The inspiration this week was Amy Atlas Events, a sweets site! Ugh! I cannot believe the yummy things this woman has on her website, it is practically sinful! I found a page goodies that was really colorful so I thought I would give the images I found this morning a go. Here is my inspiration page, just look at all those colors and all those calories!

I entered a couple more challenges as well, Stamp Something's challenge-Two of Something, and Sew Many Challenges # 15-Anything Goes.

This has been a fun day, I hope yours was as well!  Thanks for coming by to say "hello", hope you enjoyed visiting!

Challenges entered:  SCS- IC233, SMC#15, Stamp Something-2 of Something
card info:
homemade paper/ club scrap paper
layered with pop-ups. SU! ink, glitter pen, lots of clip art, 
buttons, ribbon, twine, corner punches
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Fabulous Friday- What's your favorite image???

This week the design team was asked to chose their favorite image and make a card using it. Well, I couldn't really decide on just one image, so selected two and did a card with both!

The first image is the door which comes in a set called Behold I Stand at the Door, the second image is the Cross and Dove.

I used my craft knife to cut the door out and placed the Cross and Dove behind the door! I was so hoping this would work and it did. The Bible verse at the bottom is also from the "Behold I Stand at the Door" set.  Since you can see the back of the door when it opens I water colored a second door, cut it out and adhered it to the inside.

Most times I have finished the inside of the card when I post it, however this time I did get it finished, so I thought I would share that as well. It's pretty simple but I think it finishes the card out nicely. The verse used here is Matthew 7:8, which is the verse that follows the verse on the front of the card. This verse was computer generated.
Well, I guess you all know what Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow means, it Freebie Friday! Be sure to go and pick up your free digital image, (when you get to the store, click on "Freebies" on the left side of the page) check out all the other individual images and sets that are available. I would love for you to share some of your work with us that you make with these awesome images. Please let me know when you post and I will come leave you some blog "love"!

Don't forget to check out the other cards made by our team, you can go to their web sites or look for them at Sugar Creek Hollow. Thank you very much for coming by, I love reading your comments!!

card info:
paper:   Club Scrap, K&Company
image:  Behold I Stand at the Door, Cross and Dove
technique:  water coloring/ distressing
tools:  nestibilities, MS punch, SU! punch, Tim Holtz distresser
inks:  Distress Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Color Box gold, SU! Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue,    Saffron, Regal Rose
other:  dried flowers, gold cord, lace, gold pearl brad

challenges: SCH, SCS SC281

Donna-that's me!
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Friday, May 14, 2010

Fabulous Friday-Color Challenge!

Good Morning to all you fellow stampers! Today the design team at SCH will be sharing cards/projects made with the SU! colors: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky. The color chart we use is SQ online and it didn't have a color for Blue Bayou on the main color chart page, nor did they have Chocolate Chip, and I didn't see Soft Sky either! So this presented a bit of a problem, the files section had palettes made by others when these colors were active but the colors couldn't be copied and pasted into a personal palette for saving. GRRR!

So I googled SU! color charts and found the older colors on various blogs; I am not sure my card hits the colors perfectly but they are certainly in the "family"! Thank goodness stamping, coloring and this challenge aren't an exact science! :)

I had so much fun with the easel card last week I decided to do another one. *grin*
This card used two sets from Sugar Creek Hollow. The Alpha Flash Cards and Vintage Graduation.  This card is a bit of tongue in cheek for the graduate with a sense of humor, pay close attention to the text on the inside!
 close up........         

Ok, since today is Friday you will want to take a look at all the other creations and then hit the shop and get your  Friday Freebie as well as scoping out the new releases!

Donna  You are here!!
Thanks for coming by, I would love for you to leave me some comments!!!
card info:  
challenges:  Mojo Monday #38
paper:    Club Scrap, K&Company, SU! vanilla
images:   SCH
ink:        Distress Tea Dye
other:     Nestibilities, SU! punch, computer generated text inside card, paper piercer

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

 I hope you are all having a fabulous Mother's Day. It is gorgeous here in the piedmont of North Carolina, we had a cool front come through last night so today promises to be just about perfect! 

I wanted to share the beautiful bouquet of flowers that arrived yesterday from California, these were sent by my brilliant son, his amazing wife and the two most precious boys ever!  Thank you so much loved ones, I love them!!

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

From Silouhette to Paper Piecing!

Today I took a free digital image from My Grafico and digitally paper pieced it. Since the image is a silhouette, it was such fun to see how it would look when digi paper was used to paper piece it. This all started when I was trying to figure out what to do for SCS's Inspiration Challenge, IC231. I thought this was a tough challenge because the site was very modern but I loved the birdhouses and used them as a jumping off point!

If you are a digital stamper let me know what you think, if you aren't a digital stamper....let me know what you think! *wink*

Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a truly blessed weekend!

image:   My Grafico
paper:   SU! white, DCWV, photo paper, Club Scrap
tools:    paper piercer, ribbon, gold cord, corner punch, corner die

Friday, May 7, 2010

The View is Better from the Top!! Fabulous Friday

A Fabulous Friday Morning to you all!! Yep, today is another fab friday and we are all sharing easel cards today! Since I had never made one of the easel's before I was a teensie bit concerned about how difficult it might be. NO worries, SCS has an awesome tutorial and a video for those of us who like to see more detail. As it turned out these cards are super fun to make and not hard at all!!

I chose one of the Alphabet Flash Cards ( there are 4 cards in the set for $5.00) from SCH for my card this week! These images are such fun to play with, here is the card I want to share with you:
Now for the Easel effect:
I was pretty happy with the way this turned out considering it was my first try! I decided at the last minute to use craft wire to add spokes to the popped up bike, here is a close up of the spokes.
Sorry the picture is just not that great but IRL it looks pretty cool!

Don't forget that today is Freebie Friday, go here, get your image and hang out, look around at the brand new site and do some shopping!! So glad you came by, please be sure to visit my teammates and see their beautiful cards!!

Donna    you are here



 card info:
   paper:  home made digital paper, K&Company, generic
   image:  SCH alphabet flash card
   ink:      distress inks in Tea Dye, Walnut Stain
   stickers:  Club Scrap- directional figures
   text:     computer generated
   other:   ribbon, wire

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Card for National Day of Prayer

Good evening! I just finished this card that will be displayed at our Path of Prayer on Thursday which corresponds with the National Day of Prayer. The path will be guided by John 15:5. You are welcome to come anytime between 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM, here is more information:

You may come anytime during the day on May 6
and experience the Path individually, as a family,
or with your small group.
As you enter the front doors, you will be greeted
at the first prayer station to pick up a guide book.
There will be Prayer Stations set up to 
follow as you journey along the Foot Path
throughout Hillsdale Church.
            inside of card:   
I wanted to invite you if you are in the Winston-Salem area and to remind you that Thursday is the perfect day to say a prayer for our nation. Thanks for dropping by! 

challenges: CPC-CM55 Spring Flowers- purple, shades of green, white
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