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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Wishes

Hey there,

We are a few days away from the most holiest day for Christians. On Easter Sunday Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

According to scripture, Jesus was raised from the dead 3 days after his death on the cross. Through his death, Jesus paid the penalty of our sins so that we may have eternal life. You may read the accounts that took place from his crucifixion to his resurrection here.

I took some time today to create some Easter cards for my friends and family. I had purchased this stamp last July when I went to the CHA show. I knew I wanted to use this cross for Easter and today, I'm finally inking it up. This cross is a 3D stamp. You start by embossing the cross on your choice of papers. Then, you carefully cut out the image starting with the full image and working your way to the smallest. Once all the images are cut, all you have to do is pop them up on dimensionals.

I can't believe how simple this technique was and how I didn't add anything else to the card. I love how simple, clean and elegant it turned out.

Materials Used: SU Whisper White, So Saffron and Bashful Blue card stock, SU Bella Birds DP, Silver embossing powder, SU Easter Wishes stamp and Holly Berry House Cross.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

God Writes the Gospel

Hey there,

Today is Fabulous Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow! The DT has made some amazing cards for you to see.

For my card today, I used this amazingly beautiful Dogwood digi. It's part of a 5 piece set you can get at SCH for $5. Here's a picture of the set.

There are so many possibilities with this set. I would like you to take a look at the DT's blogs so you can see their beautiful creations with this set. Then, go on over to SCH to get your set!!

Stephanie Loretta Cheri Sarah Dani Tracy-Owner Kelly Linda Marsha Joan Nancy Kristina Donna Cassie

As for my card, I used SU Soft Sky, Close to Coco, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock. The DP is from Bittersweet Basic Gray. I distressed and sponged the edges. On the card stock where I printed my digi, I sprayed it with my homemade Glitter Mist. The sentiment, I generated and used the same technique as with the digi. I used a soft pink ribbon and added a Prima Flower for the final touches.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Cherry-Full Giver

It's Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow!!!

Today is the very first Sketch Challenge at SCH and you can play along!

Simply create a card using this sketch and link it to SCH's website.

Here's my card for this sketch. I used the Shabby Cherries and God Loves a Cherry-Full Giver digi.

Don't forget to check out the beautiful cards the DT has created for you today. Make sure to click on their names to visit their blogs.

Now it's time to play along and have some fun creating.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Watering Can

Hey there,

It's a beautiful spring like day here in Central NJ. The sun is shinning brightly and the skies are so clear. We've had some kind of weather these past couple of weeks and it's nice to have a break.

I have not been able to craft for a while since I started working. My days are filled with work and family life, that by the end of the day, all I want to do is sleep. I made this watering can a few weeks ago during my monthly workshop. It was so much fun to make!

This Saturday, March 20th marks our first weekly sketch challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. Mr. Linky is ready and waiting on you to post your entries and we are armed and dangerous with some SERIOUS BLOG BLING for our winners.

Here is the sketch:
All you need to do is create a card using this sketch and link it to Sugar Creek Hollow. Winners will receive some bling for their blogs! Make sure to come back on Saturday to see my card. You're going to love it!!!

Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

The Legend

Hey there,

Today is Fabulous Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow. The girls and I have created a card for you using buttons.

For my card, I decided to use one of the newest set of digi's. This set is an absolute must! It is called the Legend of the Dogwood Tree set and you can purchase it for $5.

I found these great wood-like buttons in my button container and thought it was perfect for my card. You should see the cards the girls have made using buttons! They did a beautiful job!! Make sure to visit their blogs.

Well, I'm off for the weekend. I'll be traveling to Maryland today on a Women's Retreat with my church! I'm so excited to meet 90 other women and be able to connect with them. I'll be the new girl on the block but, I'm sure it will be fun!

Have a blessed weekend my friends!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

If Friends Were Flowers

Hey there,

It's Tuesday Throwdown with Sherrod Studio and today I'm showcasing my Pocket Card.

I love making these because they are so simple and so much fun to make. For my card, I decided to keep it simple. The DP is just too pretty to cover up with embellishment. I used the latest sentiment from Sherrod Studio's Flower Girl Digi set.

If you would like to join the fun and make a pocket card, click here for a tutorial. Then, go to Sherrod Studio's blog and link your card there. Make sure to leave me a comment to say you played along so I can see your card.

Make sure to visit the DT to see their take on this Pocket Card.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Honesty is the Best Policy

Hey there,

I can't believe I haven't posted a card since Tuesday. Well, the truth is this week has been some journey for me. I am so happy and blessed to tell you that I am now working. I am the new Children's Ministry Director at Central Church in Ewing, NJ. Being in ministry has always been my passion and I cannot wait to see how God is going to use me in this new role.

I will still be very much involved in my cards and Design Teams. You have been through my journey of life and I want to continue to share with you my love for Christ and obsession for cards {wink}.

Okay, enough about me, let me tell you about the card I'm sharing with you today. I made this card for our Fabulous Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow. I challenged the girls to make a Color Combo Card using these colors. I know two out of the four are retired SU colors, but they are my favorite colors.

I made my card using Mojo Monday's sketch for this week. I have to tell you, without their sketch I would have been lost. TGF Mojo Monday!
Now it's time to go and take a look at the DT to see what they have created using these colors. Make sure to link to their blogs on the right of the screen. Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Friday!!!

PS. Make sure to visit Sugar Creek Hollow. It's the same website with a different look!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Flower Girl

Good morning ya'll,

It's Tuesday Throwdown at Sherrod Studio and today I have a New Digi called Flower Girl to share with you. This digi comes with this adorable image and two sentiments.

This week's challenge is to create a Flap Card. You can find the tutorial here to make one yourself. For my card, I picked the DP first. I picked the colors off the DP to color my Flower Girl. Once I finished coloring, I thought to add some sparkle. The colored the ribbon the same color as my flower. You just have to love Copics {wink}!!!!

Here's a look at the inside of my card.

Now it's time to see what the rest of the DT make with their flap card. Then, won't you try making one yourself.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Monday

Hey there,

Today is a great day!!! It's finally March and hopefully we will soon be seeing the signs of Spring! First we have to make sure all this snow melts {wink}.

I have TWO great cards from TWO great companies to share with you today. Please click on the links to see all that I have done today.

1. Sugar Creek Hollow

2. Sherrod Studio

Thinking of You

Today is a Brand New day at Sherrod Studio!!

I am so excited to share with you that Kim has now created a BRAND SPANKING NEW DIGI LINE!!!

Today, the Design Team is sharing with you one of the NEW digis. This set is called Scatter Joy. I love this new set and it was so much fun to color it in. After I colored the basket, I carefully cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. I used the Mojo Monday 127 Sketch to create my card.

Take some time to visit the rest of the DT to see their beautiful cards. Tomorrow, I'll be sharing with you another digi with our Tuesday Throwdown!!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

My Vintage Lamp

It's Grand Opening at Sugar Creek Hollow!!!!

I am so excited to be part of the celebration and Design Team!! It is such an honor to work with a great group of talented ladies. We are kicking off the Grand Opening with a Grand Celebration!!!

For today only, we are offering a FREE digi for EVERY $10 spent. Spend $10 you get one free digi, spent $20 you get 2 free digis, spent $30...well you know the rest!

The Design Team has created some cards for you to see these beautiful digis in use. Make sure to visit their blogs after reading mine {smile}.

For my card, I used the Tiffany Lamp. I wanted to create something that I have never tried before and hoped that what I imagined, would come out on this card.

First, I colored the Tiffany Lamp. Then I used my electronic cutting machine to cut out this window frame. You can't tell from the picture but, I even added acetate paper to create the glass for the window. Next, I colored the window frame with my copics to create the wood effect. Every window needs some curtains right? I cut, creased and sponged the DP for my curtains. I glued all the pieces together and popped up the window with dimensionals. The rest was pretty simple {smile}.

Now it's time to visit the rest of the DT to see their beautiful cards. Then, go to Sugar Creek Hollow's website to purchase your favorite digis!!

Sugar Creek Hollow is a Tree of Life Ministries to help feed the hungry.