Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fabulous Friday-Mother's Day Card

Hello All!
Today our design team will be sharing our Mother's Day cards with you! Mine is using the Cameo Girls from Sugar Creek Hollow, along with a Mother's day sentiment. I think these ladies sort of represent a time line of how women have changed. Since these are digital images I was able to "digitally paper piece" the bonnet on the first lady. I really enjoy being able to do that, it really comes in quite handy! I printed the ladies twice and popped up the colored ones to give them some depth.

The frame is actually a part of this set and I used a versamark pen along with Perfect Pearls in bronze and gold. The photo doesn't show the beautiful finish the pearls gave it, but if you have used these you will know what I'm talking about.

I hope you will take the time to leave me a comment, visit the rest of the design team to see the awesome cards they made to share with you and of course, go to SCH's site to pick up your Friday Freebie and check out the "goodies"!!

Thanks for stopping by!

  paper         Club Scrap
  image         SCH
  Derment water colors
  versamark/ perfect pearls
  MS border punch
  metallic gold thread

challenge entered :  MMCS51
            ODBDSLC11 Mother's Day 

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday is Sugar Creek Hollow Day!

It's Friday and time to share another image from the fabulous Sugar Creek Hollow line of digital stamps. If you don't have any of these images you are missing out! The main focus on these stamps is vintage, shabby and primitive! There are some adorable images; go check out the new images!

This particular card is using the collage stamp that was a Friday freebie last week. The flower was hand made using torn paper, inked with distress inks and then rolling the edges using a wood skewer. Pretty cool, huh! The previous post has a flower that was made the same way.....yea! I have found a new technique to play with!

Don't forget that Friday is freebie day at SCH, Tracy has an adorable image for you today that will have a set to match soon! Be sure to pick it up and leave some love there! Now, go check out all the other design team members and see what is being showcased!

Thanks for coming to visit, I would love to hear what you think of the card I shared today!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Flourished Bird on a Branch

I just feel in love with this adorable image when I found it at The Graphics Fairy.  
I played with for a while and then tucked it away in a digital images folder, I ran into it this past weekend when I was working on a challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday's challenge FTCC63. Thought it would be perfect for this particular sketch!

I managed to find another challenges that this cutie pie would fit:
SCS Inspiration challenge #IC228 ~ Crate Label Museum {04-17-10}
This particular inspiration challenge took you to a crate label museum, I have never seen so many labels in all my life. Beautiful labels, very colorful and quite easy to get lost in all the various topics. If you want to take a little tour click here. Be sure to click on a topic shown and you will be blown away at all the gorgeous labels.

It seems every time I post I am dragging my behind from a hard day, hmmm, this is no exception. It's not that I am a whiner, honest, it is just getting late and I have been pushing since very, very early this morning. Go ahead and snicker, it is late for me! :) I am off to put on pj's and read for awhile. Hope you all have a wonderful week, I will see you on Friday!

paper     Club Scrap
inks        Distress tea dye, Vintage Photo, SU! Rose Red
image     The Graphics Fairy
Derment water color pencils, white gel pen, hand made flower from paper tearing, glitter
spray, nestibilities, lace


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Friday, April 16, 2010

Fabulous Friday Sketch Challenge-Sugar Creek Hollow

Good grief, is it Friday again already! Who turned up the time clock?  The good thing about it being Friday is I have a card for you made from a Sugar Creek Hollow stamp! Now that is worth getting excited about!

This week the design team was given a sketch and told to go for it! Here is the sketch:
 Here is my card:

The photo is really not that great but it's the best one out the many that I took. It was late and I was using artificial light, however, you can see the diamond design if you look closely. The stamp is one of the Cameo girls. There is an entire set along with this fancy frame. This one reminds me just a teeny bit of Jacqueline Kennedy.  Be sure to go over to SCH and check out all the wonderful designs! You will love shopping there, and don't forget to pick up your Friday Freebie!!

 It should be lots of fun to go to each team member and see how this sketch was used. One thing is for sure; you will find some beautiful cards to feast your eyes on!
Here are some links for you!

Joseline-DT Coordinator
Martha-April Guest Designer

Thanks for coming by, hope you enjoy the rest of the eye candy!

particulars:   card size is 5X7
  paper        Club Scrap for base/K&Company design paper
  stamp        Sugar Creek Hollow
  inks          Tim Holtz distress ink in Tea Dye/Adirondack in Bottle
  other         Perfect Pearls in Gold, faux brads, Cameo charm, lace
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Sing to the Lord


This card started coming together very quickly until I got to the blasted ribbon. Once I got it in place around the card I added a touch of dotted adhesive in various spots to hold it in place; afterwards  when I decided I didn't really like it and wanted to remove it.  I fussed with it last night and couldn't get the adhesive off, this morning I looked at it again and decided there was just NO WAY I was going to submit this card the way it looked. So with teeth gritted I removed the ribbon, and using my trusty adhesive eraser started trying to get rid of the dot glue. Believe it or not, that stuff came off and allowed me to re-attach the ribbon in a more pleasing design. I was not happy with the original card but the re-do was great! Whew! This could have gone either way, I could have ruined hours of work but I got lucky this time!
(The whole idea was to enter the card into a couple of challenges, but until I "repaired" my mess this card was headed for the round file. Don't you just hate when that happens! All that work and it is just not acceptable!)

OK, here are the challenges I have entered:
The Shining the Light Challenge at ODBD this time is a sketch.

The next is the SCS inspiration challenge IC227, Home Sweet ~; which is to make a card that says something about your home state, province, town or country. North Carolina is my state, and the state flower is the dogwood.

Thanks for coming by and allowing me to share my re-do with you. I would love to know what you think! Hoping you have a wonderfully blessed day! :)

     stamp:       ODBD   Sing to The Lord
     paper:        Club Scrap/ K&Company
     Ink:           Versamark, Memento Black, Distress in Tea Dye, Gold Krylon pen
     other:         charm from Walmart, ribbon from my stash
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mom's Apron Strings

I can't even believe I am posting another card today, this is definitely a new one for me!! This is the adorable apron image from Sugar Creek Hollow and my entry to Midnight Madness #48 challenge.

The cherry image is also from SCH, I took this image and made the background paper for the apron and for one of the mats, cool huh?? I really love this design for the apron, doesn't it look vintage kitchen? OK, so let me know what you think, and be sure to drop by Sugar Creek Hollow to check out all of Tracy's designs, I promise you won't be sorry!

  paper      homemade digital, Club Scrap and SU! white
  images     SCH
  brad and mini frame from Club Scrap embellies
  photo corners   cuttlebug die
  ribbon and lace from my stash

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Ask, Seek, Knock

These two cards were made prior to the release of the door set at Sugar Creek Hollow, consequently I never shared them with you. So I thought I would go ahead and post them.

This set is one of my favorites, it can be used as I have done with a faith theme but the door can be used as a "new home" card, "welcome" card, "Christmas" card; I'll bet you can think of other ways to use it! It is so versatile and looks good anyway you decide to showcase it!

On the first one I made it more of a spring or summer card with the flowers around the door, the second card feels more like a winter card with the stark look of bare branches on either side of the door. Each card presents a different feeling, which one do you like the best?  As I sit here I am thinking of other ways to presenting this image. One of the design team members made a beautiful Christmas card, it was just stunning!

Hopefully you are having a blessed weekend with sunshine and warmth, to my dear friends in the "north country" ..... take heart, spring is definitely on the way!

Thanks for dropping by, look around, leave your thoughts and comments, take a look at SCH. Hoping you have a wonderful weekend!!

  first card:  paper      K&Company
                  flowers    from a dried arrangement
                  SU!          scallop border punch
                  inks         Tim Holtz distress in Antique Linen, Tea Dye
                  other       ribbon from stash, pearls from Michael's/nesibilities
                  stamps     SCH
second card: paper     K&Company, Club Scrap
                  dried sprig from flower arrangemen
                  ink           Tim Holtz distress in Walnut Stain
                  other        ribbon from stash/ nestibilities, faux brads from Michael's
                  stamps     SCH

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Fabulous Friday!! a Card dedicated to my Mom

Good morning!!
Time for another Fabulous Friday card using Sugar Creek Hollow's awesome images. Today, since we didn't have a formal challenge, I decided to make a collage of various images into a Mother's Day card. This is the first Mother's Day card I have made since losing my Mom two years ago, there were lots of things going through my mind as this card came together.

So, without getting all weepy I will just say I hope you enjoy the card, be sure to visit all our design team members as they would love to share their creations with you. And by all means stop over at Sugar Creek Hollow for the Friday freebie and look around. You may just be inspired!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Donna (you are here!)
Joseline-DT Coordinator

challenges:  SCS SC275SC275

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Challenge for Mojo Monday, ODBD and CPC

I began this card with the sketch for Mojo Monday's challenge, #133.  Here is the challenge sketch:

I turned it on it's side in order to used the Bible verse from Sugar Creek Hollow. The colors I used was based upon the challenge at Christian Paper Crafts, CM51 and finally ODBD has a challenge for either real or faux stitching, ODBDSLC8.

paper     K& Company, Club Scrap, SU! Vanilla
stamp     SCH
SU! ink for distress
pearls, MS punch, paper piercer

Short post, I have to get my horses inside so I had to be really quick! Thanks for coming by!!

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Some food for thought:

This is a subject near and dear to my heart! 

Here are some interesting facts about autism (from Autism Speaks):


* Autism affects 1 in 110 children - 1 in 70 boys
* Boys are 4 times more likely than girls to have autism
* Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the US
* More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined

Prevalence vs. Private Funding

* Leukemia: Affects 1 in 1,200 / Funding: $277 million
* Muscular Dystrophy: Affects 1 in 100,000 / Funding: $162 million
* Juvenile Diabetes: Affects 1 in 500 / Funding: $156 million
* Autism Spectrum Disorder: Affects 1 in 110 / Funding: $79 million

National Institute of Health Funds Allocation

* Total 2009 NIH budget: $35.9 billion
* Of this, $196 million goes directly to autism research. This represents 0.5% of total NIH funding.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Challenge Blog Hop for Sugar Creek Hollow

Hey there,

Today is a brand new day at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have some exciting news, new digi's and a blog hop game to play today.

First up, we want to welcome Martha from Creating Is Fun as our April Guest Designer. We also want to share that Kelly our March GD from Sandcastle Stamper has joined the SCH family as a full time designers. Please help me welcome these talented ladies to the team!

Now it's time to play and have some fun!!! Today is new release day. What better way to show you the new digi's with a game? The game is to find a secret letter in each of the design team's blog. Post the secret letter in their comment before you move on. Once you have found the secret word, post the entire word on the SCH's website. If you followed the game correctly, you will have a chance to win a fantastic prize!! You must Visit each of the design team member's blog. Here's a picture of the grand prize

In addition, you will win 2 SCH digi's your choice!

To introduce you to one of the new sets available today, I chose the "Behold I Stand" set. I love this set and have used it for Easter cards as well as Sympathy, Greetings, Thinking of You and general Ministry cards.

What is my Letter?
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment.  Matthew 22: 36-38
Leave me a comment with my letter!

In case you arrived here first, click HERE to start your hop and collect all of your letters.

If you started at the beginning, click here to see who's next! You should be going to "For the Art of It"!  Good luck and have fun!!!  You must finish all the design team members and wind up at Sugar Creek Hollow for your last letter

card particulars:
stamp set   Behold I Stand (SCH)
paper         Club Scrap
Derwent water colors
Flower soft
heart charm with cross from Michael's
dried flowers from stash

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