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Saturday, February 27, 2010

You Are God

Hey there,

I'm so glad you made it back! Today, Sugar Creek Hollow is sponsoring Our Creative Corner Challenge.

I have the pleasure to give the DT challenges each week and this week, I decided to do a sketch.

Both Design Teams have created a card with this sketch. You can play along over at Our Creative Corner website for a chance to win $10 worth of Sugar Creek Hollow digis!!!

All you have to do is create a card with this sketch. Then, upload it to the OCC website and leave a message to say you did so. I can't wait to see what you make! Don't forget to leave me a comment as well so I can check your card.

Now it's time to take a look at the beautiful cards the Sugar Creek Hollow girls created. You won't be disappointed! Their cards are fabulous!!!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Sugar Creek Hollow is a Tree of Life Ministries to help feed the hungry.
Grand Opening is March 1st!! Make sure to visit for a chance to
win $50 worth of digis!!!



Friday, February 26, 2010

Psalm 90:2

"Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God." Psalms 90:2

Another snowy day here in Central New Jersey. I wonder when will we ever see the blue skies and green grass? It seems like the winter just does not want to go away.

I have been busy creating these past few days. From my regular commitments to baby shower invitations, party favors and center pieces.

Today, I would normally be posting my card for Fabulous Friday with Sugar Creek Hollow however, I will be doing that tomorrow. You see, SCH was asked to sponsor Our Creative Corner Challenge tomorrow. So, instead of posting our regular scheduled card for today, we will be playing along with OCC's Challenge. I did leave you with a sneak peak of my card. I hope you come back tomorrow to see the entire card.

Thanks for stopping by and may you have a blessed and restful Friday!

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vintage Boots

Well, it is predicted that we are going to get hit with another snow storm tonight. I hope it passes us because I really can not take another storm.

On a happier note, here is a card I made for Our Creative Corner Try a New Technique Challenge.

My card is a Recessed Window Card which I just learned from SplitCostStampers. This was so much fun to do and it really does turn out beautiful. I think I might have to do this next week during my monthly workshop. Click on the SCS link above to view the tutorial. There's even a video.

Anyway, for this card I used Vintage Boots from SCH. I colored them with my copics of course. The paper is Ancestry from K&Company. I used some rhinestones and prima flowers and ribbon for my embellishments. The flowers and ribbon were also colored with my copics. As for my sentiment, it reads, "Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. Job 37:14". I think this is the perfect scripture verse for this card. I typed it up on my pc and used my oval punch to cut it out.

Well, it's time to go. Make sure to try a new technique would you! ;o)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cherish

Hey there everyone!

It's Sherrod Studio Tuesday Throwdown!! This week our DT member Ceal challenged us to make a Shadow Box card. I could not wait to try this out! It's so easy and so much fun. You can do so many different things with this card.

For my card, I wanted to use this beautiful DS paper. You really can't tell from the picture but, it has glitter and embossing on it. Now that I selected my paper, I wanted to add something that popped. So, I decided it was time play with my 3D flowers. This took no more than 3 minutes to put together. Finally, for the finishing touches I add some tiny pearls around the oval and a simple tag using one of Sherrod Studios stamps from the Gracie set.

I hope you like my Shadow Box card. You have to try this yourself. Here's a link to SCS Resource Library for a tutorial. Come play along and post your card at the Sherrod Studio blog so we can take a look.

Now it's time to take a look at the rest of the Design Team to get some inspiration.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Trust In The Lord

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean onto your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all you do and He shall direct your pathways".
Proverbs 3:5

I couldn't wait to make a card with this digi from Sugar Creek Hollow for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. It was the perfect sketch to show off this beautiful scripture.

When I start to make this card, I decided to go with browns and greens. As the card progressed, I decided to add some purple for royalty. Luckily for me, I had these beautiful purple flowers and drew drops.

I am very please how this card turned out. I showed this card to my mother-in-law yesterday and she immediately snagged it. As she read the scripture verse, she thought of her long time friend that is going through a divorce. What a blessing to provide a card like this to someone who is going through a tough time. I pray this card will touch her heart and give her some comfort.

One of the things I love about working with SCH is that its a ministry to feed the homeless in Virginia. All the proceeds go directly to purchase food for the homeless kitchen. Since the preview week, SCH was able to purchase 2-3 weeks worth of food!! What a blessing!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope this post has inspired you.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tea Anyone?

Hey there,

Today is Fabulous Friday over at Sugar Creek Hollow. The DT has created a card of their choice using one of the SCH digis.

For my card, I used the Tea Time digi. I decided to participate in this week's Mojo Monday challenge. I haven't made a card this size and I just had to give it a try.

Although my card does not reflect Vintage or Primitive designs, I do like how versatile SCH digis are.

Take a look at the rest of the Design Team's cards and see for yourself the different ways you can use these digis. They are all beautiful and you won't be disappointed. Then go on over to Sugar Creek Hollow's website. Become a follower and leave a comment telling us you have done so and your name will be entered for a $50.00 gift certificate give-a-way on March 2st. There's even a free digi for you to play with!

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

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Friday!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Carefree

Hey there,

Don't you just love this cute little girl?! When I look at this girl, all I can think of is how she is so carefree and full of joy. I purchased this girl at Phindy's Place. Her name is Emma.

I have had enough of this cold winter weather and had to make something to cheer me up. I made this card for my mother. You see, the other day, I was surfing the web and came across video tutorials on making crochet flowers. As a teenager, I used to crochet and I've made baby blankets for all three of my children. I thought that making a flower shouldn't be that difficult. I tried 1, 2, 3 ...10 times before I gave up and called my mother {wink}. Mom to the rescue!!! She made me a bag full of flowers and sent them to me all the way from Puerto Rico. Isn't she amazing?!!

I entered this card in 2 challenges. The first one is for Copic Creations and the second one is for i {heart} copics at Paper Craft Planet.

For Copic Creations, the challenge was to custom coloring your embellishments with Copics. I colored the ribbon, pink flower and brad with R85 along with Emma dress. I know I had some pink flowers but with this challenge, I just had to try coloring a white flower with my copics. To my surprise, it worked! I might just have to call my mom for some more white flowers {wink-wink}.

Finally, the i {heart} copics challenge was a sketch. I didn't add all the brads since I didn't want to take away from the flower.

I hope you try some challenges today! Thanks for looking and have a blessed day.




Monday, February 15, 2010

Simple Butterfly

Hey there,

Happy Monday!! I hope you are all doing well.

Yesterday was uneventful. Well, if cleaning the soda explosion in the pantry is eventful then I guess I had a blast yesterday!! heehee. After wiping all the can food, scrubbing the floor and painting the walls in the pantry, my arm was hurting again so couldn't make a card.

I'm glad I made this card Saturday night once the kids were fast asleep. This beautiful butterfly is from SCH.

I printed the butterfly 3 times. Twice on white cs and once on DP. The first butterfly, I colored the outer parts with my Copics Y21, Y23, R20 and blender marker. Then I cut the DP and glue it on the first bf. On the third bf, I used my oval spellbinder and sponged some So Safron ink while the template was still on the cs. Finally, I glued the cut out bf over the oval bf. I kept the rest of the card simple. I didn't want to over do it and take away from the butterfly. This card works for just about any occasion so I left the sentiment out.

Hope you like it!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Be Mine

Hey there,

I'm slowly recovering from shoveling and didn't want to miss showing you some Valentine cards I am making today for my DH and kids.

First up is a card for my darling husband. I started working on this card this morning and as the card progressed, I wanted to add a heart doily. Derek was on his way to Walmart so I called him up and asked him to pick me up a pack. Little does he know it's for his own card {wink}.

I found this image in Google under Valentine Coloring pages. I thought it was perfect. I used my copics to color the hearts. The DP paper is Lovely from K&Company. For the card stock I used some of my old time SU In Color SC Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky. The ribbon was white which I also colored with my copics. It's the best!!

Well, now it's time to work on my Valentine's for the kiddies. Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!!


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Work in Progress

The snow is coming down heavy here in NJ. After shoveling the snow that fell overnight, here is what happens just 2 hours later. We are expected to get another 12" through midnight. We can barely open the front door.

I should be taking advantage of the fact that it is snowing to do a card, but my arm hurts. I forgot what is was like to feel the pain in my arm again but, I quickly remembered. I think I might have to go to the physical therapist next week. He's not going to be happy with me.

I already told my husband to give up and call the landscaper. I'm not going back out!!

I wonder what tomorrow is going to look like.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Flutterby

Hey there,

Here's a card I made today for Mojo Monday. I purchased this adorable image at Phindy's Place. The image is called Love Flutterby. I thought she looked like one of the vintage characters you see in the Little Golden books for kids.

I search high and low to get inspirations for her coloring. I found this really great blog called Two Crazy Crafters. It's all vintage and if you are looking for vintage inspiration, that where to go. I added this blog to my favorites!

So after starring at their banner for hours (kinda more like minutes), I played with some colors. I used my copic colors Y23, Y21 for yellow and added some E31 to give the yellow a aged look. I did the same for her shirt. I used R81, R83 and R85. Then E31. Her bandanna, shoes and hair got the same concept.

The sketch was a little difficult to turn vintage. I didn't want to go off from the sketch so I tried my best. I distressed, sponged and stitched the DP.

Well, I better go work on the laundry and dinner before the kids come home from school. It's going to be a long night. The weather calls for another 18" of snow over night and my DH is at play rehearsal. As always, thanks for looking.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Quilt Til' You Wilt Blog Hop

Good Monday morning to all my viewers!! If you are just joining me, you will want to start over at Sugar Creek Hollow's website first before you continue reading.

Welcome Back!! I am so glad you made it!! Now it's time to share some love and become a follower. By doing this, will receive a free digi with your purchase of this beautiful Quilt Til' You Wilt digi set.

I have been having so much fun these day playing with all the SCH images. I knew when I applied for the design team, that it was going to be fun to create cards with Vintage and Primitive images. What I didn't know, was how much fun the DT was going to be. We chat everyday sometimes 3-4 times a day. We have our own DT blog where we share our projects with the team before we share them with you. We are constantly sharing, encouraging and praying for each other. I have also been really blessed to be their coordinator. Not only do I get to create cards and projects with them but I get to encourage, inspire and be their cheerleader!! Let me hear a S-U-G-A-R ... well you get the idea {wink}.

When we received this set, Tracy (SCH owner) asked us to make a card using all three digis. You got to see what the team has created with this set!!! They have really outdone themselves. I decided to enlarge the Quilt block and print it over the DP paper. Then I stitched the entire image. I also added some cross stitch and sewed my button on the flower.

Each day this week, you will be able to see the Design Team's cards using this set. Now it's time to check out Stephanie's card over at Stephanie's Stampin' Spot.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Gates of Heaven

Hey there, I hope you are all ready for the snow.

We are supposed to get about 12" of snow but, I'm hoping for much less. I am still stick and now my poor husband is sick. Who's going to shovel the driveway tomorrow if we are all sick? The kiddies? Heehee

Well, it's Fabulous Friday over at Sugar Creek Hollow. The girls and I have been super busy creating beautiful Vintage and Primitive cards for you to see. Although the store officially opens March 1st, you can pre-buy any digi you see. This beautiful cross I used on my card today is called Vined Cross.

I printed this digi on vellum paper and as soon as it came out of the printer I poured Bronze Embossing Powder. I heat set it and cut it out with my Spellbinders Label 4. The paper I used is from Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris. Once I put these two together, I thought to myself, "Now what"?

So, I played with a few sketches until the thought of creating a gate came to mind. Now I was excited!!! I found some hinges at my local hardware store. They were gold so I had to sand them down and repaint them with my copic marker E39. I used brads instead of the screws the hinges came with {wink}.

When I look at this card, I think of what heaven would look like when I meet the Angel Peter at the Gates of Heaven.

When visiting Sugar Creek Hollow, make sure to check out the FREEBIES tab! There's a beautiful Butterfly for you!

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mirror, Mirror

on the wall, who is the fairest of all?

When we look at ourselves in the mirror isn't this what we say? Hoping to hear that it is you, yet the truth is, that there is only one who is the fairest of all.

That is our Lord Jesus Christ because "His faithful love endures forever" Psalm 136:1

I haven't been able to make many cards for you this week. In fact, I think I only made one which will be post next week. I have been so sick, my energy level is low.

This is a card I made last week to showcase the New Sugar Creek Hollow Vintage and Primitive images. Isn't it so pretty? These are two images that I layered together. You can take of look here to see what they actually look like. I use Publisher for all my digis. You can recolor, crop and layer your images in any way you like. For this card, I just recolored the images in brown and layered the scripture verse over the mirror. After printing the image, I cut and colored the mirror. Then I used bronze Perfect Pearls to give the mirror a shinny and vintage look. To create the mirror effect, I brush stroked some silver Perfect Pearls with a wet paint brush. I added an border around the mirror with SU chocolate chip cs. I distress, sponged and added dimensions over the knotted ribbon. Finally, I added some flowers over the flowers on the mirror.

If you would like to see more of Sugar Creek Hollow images, take a look at the website. We have posted cards the DT has created for you to see.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Love is in the Air

Well, may be not love but colds. That is exactly what I have right now, a cold. ;o/

I have not been able to work on a challenge these past few days and I didn't want to have my bog to be dated so, I pulled out my Valentine projects we will be working on at my next workshop.

The card is a spinner card. It's the easiest card to make and so much fun to play with. For the mini album, I used the new specialty DP from Stampin' Up!. I also used the Whimsical Words Stamp set you can get Free with a minimum purchase of $50. The set comes with 6 sentiments. To view more specials from Stampin' Up! click HERE and it will take you directly to my website.

Okay, that's it for today! Gotta get some rest. My head is ready to explode! Thanks for looking and have a blessed day.


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