Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MMSC73 Oil Lamp

 This week I got to use the audaciously beautiful Oil Lamp image. When I received the image the first thing I thought about was that little song we used to sing in Sunday School, "This Little Light of Mine", so that was the theme I went with! This is such a wonderful sketch and is so versatile, hope you are playing along with Prisicilla at Midnight Madness!!

If you haven't done so recently, you need to take a "click" over to Priscilla's Store! She has some gorgeous images to chose from with delightful themes, there is something in that store for everyone! Actually there are lots of images that would fit just about any occasion that could possibly arise!

Just a side note about my card, I printed the lamp on vellum and then embossed with gold. I did some dry embossing on the back and then added just a touch of color to it, backed it with white so I could mount it on the colored rectangles. I hope you have enjoyed my representation of this weeks sketch. Be sure to take a look on the side bar and visit Team B's cards, we are "on" this week!!

Thank you for coming, I would love to hear any comments! Hope you are preparing for fall, we are actually cool today! Hooray!! ;)


Midnight Madness #73
Pink Elephant TPE#84 - Aqua- design paper and embellishment of your choice
CCCB week 24 - Flowers and Frills
The Shabby Tea Room - Pearls and Pastels
IncyWincy Designs - Anything Goes

Just a reminder that the first ever CDAC Artist Blog Hop is just around the corner!
I hope you will join us for a journey through some of the CDAC Artist blogs. The hop starts and ends on CDAC site.
Each artist will be offering up their own prizes from their digital line and stores!! As the Grand Prizes, we have three fantastic gifts donated by The Original Scrapbox So together we have well over
$300 worth of prizes!
Here is a peek at one of the big prizes....

EZ-Top View Desk Top

Duration of the blog hop
Oct 1st 8am PST - Oct 3rd 9pm PST

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Friday, September 24, 2010

September 25th Card Challenge-Use "Lord of the Harvest" tag

A happy Saturday Morning to you all! Here in NC we are sweltering, it feels more like August than like the end of September. Yesterday was about 93 and we are supposed to be just as hot today! I am so ready for the rain and cooler weather that is forecast for tomorrow! In the meantime, the hot outside is perfect for staying inside and creating! Ah ha, this week I had my supplies so was able to put a little more imagination in my card. Hope you will enjoy it!

As the title of this post indicates, we were to use the tag from SCH "Lord of the Harvest".  Since I am yearning for fall with all it's vivid colors I didn't have any problem finding colors to use. The sketch I used is from MMSC72.

Fall is the time of year when God gets to show off His amazing colors of creation! With this in mind I was not at all conservative and used deep, rich, vivid colors! Here is my card:

As you have noticed if you have come here before, these colors are creeping into most of my cards these days. I can't seem to get enough of this richness, perhaps it is because most of nature right now is in a transition from the greens of summer to the blah colors just before fall comes. What ever the reason is I am enjoying the heck out of these colors! :)  Here are a couple of close ups of the leaves (from Michaels) and the flower (made from vellum):

Thank you for coming by, I am thrilled when you visit and take the time to tell me your thoughts. Please be sure to visit the rest of the design teams creations, You will be so happy you did, there are so many ways this tag can be used and each way is better than the last. Be sure to take the jump over to SCH's store to see what Tracy has for you. The images there are so gorgeous.....and she always has a freebie for you! Blessings to each of you!!

 our design team:

SCH - Lord of the Harvest tag
Priscillastyles - MMSC72
Meljens Challenge #26 - Autumn Colors
Paper Romance Challenge #17 - Make your own Flower
Fresh Brewed Challenges #16 - Paper Piecing
For Fun Challenges - Vintage
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Red, Creme and Black - Make a card!

WARNING: this is a long post, if you want to skip down to the card and not read the entry about my trip scroll down!!

Wow, can you believe it is Saturday again already! Last Saturday I was flying out to CA to be with my grand sons while their parents went to Italy! This Saturday I am flying back to NC, this has been a very busy week!!

Allow me to share some of my adventures of stepping back in time and picking up the reins of a Mom with two small children. The first big challenge came on Monday morning when I needed to drop off Jonas (the youngest) at his school first (9:00 am) and then Ethan at his school by 9:25. Actually the challenge began way before the school drop off, you know breakfast, NO cartoons until your teeth are brushed and you have clothes on which by the way does include shoes, snacks packed, thermos's filled, book bags and da da da!  So out the door we go with book bags, snack bags, two boys, and one slightly harried G-Mom.

All I can say is thank goodness for Garmin!! I was taken by this friendly voice to Jonas's school without a glitch and then to Ethan's school. But wait, the Garmin put me on a freeway which is NOT the way we had gone on Saturday when Carol (my d-i-l) showed me the route. I am talking back to the Garmin and Ethan is thrilled that we are on the freeway and enjoying the freaking out of his grandmother. Boys! Lo and behold, the Garmin does the trick gets me to the right school (albeit from a totally hazardous direction!!).  Whew, that being accomplished I have a couple of hours before picking Jonas up at noon and Ethan at 3:00, that didn't seem so bad and I knew it would get better as I became more familiar and confident with the trip.
 I am not going to share all the misadventures and adventures throughout the week, like the leaking thermos, missing the pick up time for Ethan on Wacky Wednesday (what were they thinking throwing that in the middle of the week?!!) trying to figure out the Reading Log, and whether one or both of the boys had a hearing problem! But I really need to finish out my first day, this is the one that will be remembered forever!

Jonas and I left to pick up Ethan in plenty of time to get to school by 3; in fact I was early enough to get in the drive by pick up line with only about 4 cars ahead of me! Now that is planning ahead and we only had about 10 minutes to wait!! I was close enough to see Ethan's class had been let out and not wanting him to worry if I had found my way back to his school I jumped out of the car and ran up to let him know I was just a few cars down the line and he could come with me and go ahead and get in. I was greeted with "G-Mom you gave me the wrong book bag, I had a very, very important file that need to be returned today and I have Jonas's bag." (I had just been scolded by my grand son----WHAT??) I apologized (profusely) and we went to get into the car where I was met with a lady with a traffic vest on and a stern look on her face. She informed me I was in the "red zone" and that when you are in the "red zone" you can't just get out and leave your car unattended! I was blocking the progression of movement within the "red zone" of cars picking up students. The car in front of me was not even turned on never mind trying to move, the car behind me was sitting still with the engine off but still reeling from being dressed down about the book bags I instantly felt like I was about 12 yrs old and had been sent to the principal's office. So I just meekly said, "I'm sorry".  Great start, the Garmin took me on a CA freeway, I mixed up the book bags and caused a hullabaloo and now I was a traffic offender. This was Monday and I didn't score very well on my first day, with my first challenge as being a "Mom" again of two little ones. In fact I felt drained, embarrassed and exhausted! My hat is off to all you young Mothers out there; God certainly knew what He was doing when he made the young women the Mom's and us older, decrepit and "not as sharp as we used to be" the G-Mom's!!
OK, now let's take a look at my card. We were challenged to make a card with one of SCH's fall images using black, creme and red, great colors by the way! Since I didn't have any supplies with me and hadn't gotten two cards ready ahead of time I used the Garmin to find a Michaels. Thank goodness the route didn't include a freeway! I got a piece of card stock and a double-sides piece of paper, some ribbon, rhinestones from the dollar bin, and some flowers. The boys had glue sticks and my darling daughter in law had some mounting tape (hooray for Carol!!). I figured I could get something made for posting with limited supplies and am pretty pleased with the way it turned out.


I decided to use Tracy's Victorian Freebie, the dp matched enough to compliment this image. Since it was two sided I used both sides, one for the mat and one for the background. I really love this design and was thrilled at how great it looked with this gorgeous image!
The first image doesn't show the lower left corner or the addition of the paper twists but the color is more true. Hope you like it ok. Now, you can go visit all our other eye candy from the team. Their cards are amazing and full of creativity, you will be astounded!! I would love for you to take the time for a comment or two!

 SCH-color challenge for design team
Stamp Something-digital 
SCS Inspiration Challenge # IC249
My Time to Craft-Jewelled

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Midnight Madness (MMSC71) challenge

Hi everyone!
Right now I am in San Ramon, CA with my two gorgeous grandsons! My son and daughter in law are in Italy and I was lucky enough to get to come out here and stay with the boys. They may be seeing St. Peters, the Vatican, Venice and Florence but I am seeing God's gift to me right in front of my eyes! I must admit I am really tired at night, (the boys are 6 and 5) but I am still living on east coast time so I can go to bed early and tell myself in NC it's 3 hours later! :)  OK, let's get to why you stopped by! :)

Here is the challenge for this week from Priscilla (who just got back from the Midnight Madness Cruise!!):

 My interpretation of this sketch is using the "Man with Flowers" image, which you can find in Priscilla's store.

I had this tiny bottle and thought it would make a cute vase to put on the card. The little beads with the hearts seemed appropriate as well. This guy seems to be serious about his emotions, so I thought "I Love You" would work as the text, I actually used stickers instead of the computer.  In keeping with a "manly" theme I tried not to "prissy" it up too much!  I hope you like it, it was certainly fun to make!!

Be sure to check out the side bar of the blog for the other members of the team so you can visit their blogs! You will find some astoundingly beautiful work! Thanks for coming by to check out my card, I am hoping you will take the time to say "hello"!   
DON"T forget to visit Prisicilla's store, you don't want to miss the new digi's and check out all of her images!!

other challenges:
   Pocket Full of Posies- use flowers on your card
   Polly Craft Monday Challenge #61-Autumn Colors
   No Time to Stamp - Let's Hear for the Guys
   Lexi's Creations: Challenge #22 - Flower Power

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Friday, September 10, 2010

A SCH Sketch Challenge!

A very good Saturday morning! As you read this I should be making my way across the country to visit and baby sit my two grandsons! Hooray! Their Mom and Dad are off for a very special vacation and G-Mom (that's me) must be the responsible adult while they are gone. This could be a real shocker to my two boys, G-Mom is the fun lady that gets on the floor to play or plays whatever games the guys can come up with. *sigh*  There goes my reputation!! :)

Tracy (our fearless leader) has a sketch challenge for the design team this week. I don't mind telling you this was great fun but for some reason I had a heck of a time coming up with the papers to make this image stand out. Any ole paper could have been used and the image would stand on it's own but I got just a bit "anal" about it. LOL  In the end I think it all came together OK, what do you think?  First here is the sketch:

  I flipped my card but I think you will recognize the sketch!!  This is the "Swirly Tree", what a particularly gorgeous image! You can get this image along with many other images by going over to the Sugar Creek Hollow store. 

There is a great selection of vintage style images to chose from each more beautiful than the last. Have some fun and go shopping, the prices are very, very reasonable!

Don't forget to check out all the team's cards and or projects, I promise you will be oohing and ahhing all over the place!
Alphabet Challenge - S is for scallops
Stampin for the Weekend - Shabby or Vintage
Creatalicious Challenges - Vintage

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow's Season Kickoff

We are just a few weeks away from the official start of fall. To celebrate, we are kicking off the season today at Sugar Creek Hollow with some fantastic Fall Digi's and a Brand New Design Team. Come take a look at who is on the team (listed on the side bar and below). They have some great cards to show you using the latest digi's. Then, make sure to visit the store to purchase any of these great digi's. We even have some Vintage gift ideas you can purchase.

To join in on the celebration I want to share this card with you. It uses three of the new fall images, the Curly Crow, "Autumn Goodies and the framed "Lord of the Harvest Vintage Tag". Tracy has many other images to chose from so be sure to hurry over to the store after visiting everyone's site to get you daily dose of eye candy!

Here is a close up of Curly Crow:
and a close up of the handmade flower:
I hope you like this showing of these images! I am so glad you dropped in and would love to have you become a follower! Leave me "some love" and then take a hop to see the rest of the cards. I had a sneak of the cards being presented and believe me, you will LOVE them!!

  1. Tracy, Owner
  2. Joseline, DT Coordinator
  3. Mary
  4. Marsha
  5. Nancy
  6. Sally
  7. Kelly
  8. Stephanie
  9. Cec
  10. Sharon
  11. Renee
  12. Joni
  13. Lisa
  14. Donna - you are here
  15. Julie
  16. Megan
  17. Ms. Plum
  18. Heide
  19. Dawn
  20. Sugar Creek Hollow
challenges:  Just Inspirational - Digi Stamp
                     CES Challenge - Floral
                     A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
                     Artful Inkables - Distressed Out

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