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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lord of the Harvest

Hey there,

Guess what today is? Yup, you guest it! It's Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

This week, I challenged the girls to make a card using the Lord of the Harvest digi. The entire image (frame, sentiment and pumpkins) is one digi.

There are so many opportunities with this digi. You can make a simple card, a tag, and you can even use it to decorate a gift bag. Take a look at the DT's blogs to the right of the screen so you can see what they designed. You might just find one of each. Then make sure to visit the store site to pick one up for yourself.

For my card, I used some retired SU fall paper. I added some rhinestones, colored the pumkins with my copics, crinkled Tracy's Country Crinkled Ribbon on each side of the card and a prima flower to finish the look. After I put all of this together, I thought something was still missing. If you take a closer look, I added baby blue Stickles on the blue border. Now, I think this puts the entire card together.

Thanks for looking and make sure to visit my girls! They worked really hard this week. Have a blessed weekend!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

You're a Hoot

Hey there,

It's Tuesday morning and normally I would be at work, but since I will be there the rest of the week, I decided to take the day for myself and play along with a few challenges.

This week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge was a lot of fun. I love the layers and the simplicity of it.

The next challenge is for Clearly iStamp. You are to use use an Owl and/or their Habitat . Since I had this owl set from them, I thought I could play along. I used my copic markers to color the owl and branch. For the leaves, I used a mix of colors to go along with the DP.

Well, I better get my day going. I still have beds to fix, laundry to fold and Cub Scouts papers to fill out. Did I mention I am going to be my lil' guys Den Leader?! Yup, you read that right!! We have 8 boys and moms in our Den. This is everyone's first time at scouting. I am co-leading with another mom. It's going to be fun when I have to put my uniform shirt on. I'll make sure to take pictures so you can see. I think I will have to girliefy it first. Is that even a word {wink}. Thanks for looking and have a blessed day.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's What You See

Hey there,

Can you believe we are in the middle of September already? Time sure does go by fast when you are busy.

Today, we are playing along with Sugar Creek Hollow's Color Challenge ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red. These are classic colors that never fad in style.

The sentiment I'm using is from Sugar Creek Hollow. It is a set of three Henry David Thoreau quotes for $3. I paired the sentiment with this cute vintage image I found online. I added a small mirror on the bottom of the ribbon.

I don't know about you, but there are things I must do before I leave the house. Fix the beds, curl my lashes and make sure my clothes are ironed. This sentiment reminds me that God doesn't care what you look like. He cares who we are as an individual.

Now, it's time to play along. Make a card using these colors (Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red) and post it on the SCH Blog. Make sure to visit the rest of the Design Team to see their cards and get some inspiration. Their cards are outstanding! For any SCH images, make sure to visit the store's site.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back to School

Hey there,

The joy of the first day of school has returned. Moms everywhere are happy to send their kids back to school and the kids are excited to start a new grade, see their friends and get lots of homework-----wait, that's not true!!! Well, not the homework part at least.

Today my baby is starting the first grade. I can't believe how fast time has gone. My oldest is in college and my baby in 1st grade. I remember when my oldest started 1st grade and now it's my baby's turn. Let's not forget my lil' girl who's going to the 4th grade!! What's with that?! I remember when I held her in my arms for the very first time. It's days like today, that we get to cherish for years to come.

On to my project...

I couldn't send Jason to school without a little gift for his teacher. So, I decided to make this pencil box holder. I looked high and low for a pencil box template that I didn't have to pay for. Finally, I decided to make my own. It was easier than I thought. The box hold 20 pencils.

I can't wait for the afternoon to hear all about their big day! In the meantime, to all the mothers home without the kids, enjoy your quite time alone!

Recipe for the Pencil Box: SU Basic Black, Whisper White and Poppy Parade card stock, SU Pawsitively Prints II DS paper, Ribbon, SU Corner Punch, Teacher Treats stamp from Clear Dollar Stamp, Rosey Posie stamp from Whipper Snapper, Copics and Blue Ribbon.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Harvest Blessings

Hey there,

I can't believe we are just a few weeks away to the official start of fall.

To celebrate, we are kicking off the season at Sugar Creek Hollow with some fantastic Fall Digis and a brand New Design Team.

Come take a look at who's is in the team. They have some great cards to show you.

Then, make sure to visit the store to purchase any of these great digis. We even have some Vintage gift ideas you can purchase.

For my card, I used the Baby Jacks digi and Harvest Blessing sentiment. In publisher, I was able to edit the sentiment and personalize it a little more.

Now it's time to visit the DT. They have some really incredible cards to share with you. Make sure to leave a comment so I know you visited. Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
  1. Tracy, Owner
  2. Joseline, DT Coordinator-You Are Here
  3. Mary
  4. Marsha
  5. Nancy
  6. Sally
  7. Kelly
  8. Stephanie
  9. Cec
  10. Sharon
  11. Renee
  12. Joni
  13. Lisa
  14. Donna
  15. Julie
  16. Megan
  17. Ms. Plum
  18. Heide
  19. Dawn
  20. Sugar Creek Hollow

Friday, September 3, 2010

Room Renovations

Well, I could finally say I'm done!

Hey there, I know most of you have been following my room renovations and wondered where are the final products.

Here is my Craft Room. Very thing is pretty much done except that I have a wall art to put up. I want to do it when the kids are at school. I thought it was going to be an easy project until the tube arrived (you can see the tub on my desk). When I opened it up, I was expecting one big long sheet. Not quite so. All the words are separate. It even came with instructions! Yikes!!!

This is my desk area. The bottom still has work to do but, at least it's organized.

This is a better view of my draws and printer. I have all my adhesive, finger daubers, some punches and paper supplies in the draws.

This is on the right side of my desk. In each crate, I have my glues and paints, my embossing folder and my die cuts. The bottom shelve has my Big Shot supplies.

This is my closet and the shelves my DH bought me. Here I have most of my supplies. Stamps, Embellishments, Punches, Bind-it All supplies, Papers, Scrap Papers and Misc Supplies and Pre-made crafts. On the bottom left of the picture, you can see my sewing machine.

Ahhh, my beloved ribbon rack!! What else can I say {wink}.

Well, that does it for my craft room. If you want to see my children's room go to my facebook page. I have all the pictures posted there! I hope this has inspired you to create a space of your own or it has given you ideas of organizing your space.

Tomorrow, I will be sharing with you our latest fall digis and new Design Team at Sugar Creek Hollow. Make sure to come back and visit.