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Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Friday

It's Friday!!!

I don't know why I am so excited that today is Friday. I guess in part it's because it's going to be near 80 degress. This is my kind of weather!!!

Today is also Fabulous Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow. The DT was challenge to make a Mother's Day card. For my card, I used today's Freebie "For a Special Mother" and Mama's Apron String set. You can get this beautiful set for $5. It comes with the apron and 2 sentiments.

To see the cards the Design Team has made for this challenge, make sure to visit their blogs. Then, go to Sugar Creek Hollow to grab your Freebie and buy some beautiful digis.

Stephanie, Loretta, Cheri, Sarah, Dani, Tracy-Owner, Kelly, Linda, Marsha, Joan, Nancy, Kristina, Donna, Cassie and Bernadette our May Guest Designer.

Have a blessed day!!!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Moose Spa

Hey there,

I don't know about you but, after two days of rain, I'm glad to see the sun is finally out. It's a bit chilly out but at least it's not gray and raining. I just can wait until it's hot out already!!

I've been busy this week on some cards I can't wait to share with you next week. I have some new Sugar Creek Hollow digis for May's release. Wait until you see these digis.

Meanwhile, here's an invitation I made last week for my lil' girls birthday party. She's having a Spa Birthday next month. I had used this stamp once before for an invitation. I was glad to have had this stamp because it's really such a cute little thing. Caitie wanted pink and orange for her colors. The sketch pretty simple so, I added clear glaze in the water basin for the wow factor. It looks just like the real thing! For her favors, I'm going to use the moose again. I found this great favor idea on Splitcoaststampers that I'm going to have to cease.

Well, that's it for today. Gotta get back to my family. Thanks for looking and have a blessed evening.

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Mother's Apron

Hey there,

I am so glad it's Friday!! I get to sleep in tomorrow!!! Woohoo!!!

Today is another Fabulous Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week we have another sketch challenge for you.

This apron digi is one of the latest releases for April. I've been wanting to show you but, I have not been able to put a card together for you. I am so glad I was able to finally use it today.

I paper pierced the apron digi on two different DP paper. If you look closely, I stuffed a piece of paper towel inside the pocket. I always have tissues tucked inside my pocket when I'm cooking. Well, not just when I'm cooking. Anyway, this card reminded me a lot of my mother. All dressed up even with her apron on. I think I will send this to her for Mother's Day.

Now, take some time to visit the rest of the DT to see what they have created with this sketch. You won't be disappointed. They have created some really pretty cards.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed Friday!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sweet Baby

Hey there,

I hope you had a blessed weekend. My weekend was very busy. The baby shower was a success. Every one loved the diaper cake, center pieces and favors I made. They also loved how I decorated the hall. Everything really turned out nicely.

To end the weekend, I want show you the card I made. I just love this Sarah Kay stamp. It's certainly one of my favorites. I colored the imaged with my Copics. I used the Copic Challenge Color Black Hair for this card. After I colored her hair, my lil' girl thought I should add a bit of brown since most people have brown highlights. I thought to myself, "What does she know about highlights? She's only 8." As you can see, I added some brown to her hair.


Well, that's it for tonight. I hope you have a restful evening.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ask, Seek and Knock

Hey there,

Today is Fabulous Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow. The girls and I were challenged with another sketch.

When I saw this sketch, it took me a few days to come up with what I was going to do with it. I didn't have any DP that had this patterned so I thought of a trellis.

Thankfully, SVG had one. I just love when I can find what I need on the internet and get it immediately.

The sentiment I am using is from at set called Behold I Stand. It comes with 6 images and you can purchase it for $6.99. Take a look at these images. Aren't they beautiful?

Okay, so get your paper, ribbon and your mojo ready for Saturday. You will have a chance to play along with this sketch on Saturday over at Sugar Creek Hollow. I can't wait to see what you create!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hold the Icing Please

Hey there,

I hope you are enjoying your day. The weather seems to be much like a yo-yo these days. One day is sunny and warm and the next it's rainy and cold. I can't wait until it's sunny and warm everyday!!

Anyway, I have been busy this week working on my friend's daughter baby shower. I wanted to show you my labor of love. This is my first diaper cake I have created. I have never seen this done, until my friend's daughter showed it to me on the internet. Most cakes that I have looked at are round cakes so I thought I'd try a square cake. I love the way it turned out and now I can't wait until my next one.

To make this cake you need 130 size 1 diapers. You can use any brand of diapers, any pattern or plain white. I used the Babies R Us name brand. These have a green pattern which was perfect for the cake since the shower's colors are green and pink. Next, you need lots of rubber bands. Try to get the pack that have mix sizes. Then, you'll need 1 1/2" ribbon (your choice of colors) and 9 artificial flowers.

To assemble the cake, you first need to role each diaper inwards as tight as you can. Use a rubber band to keep the diaper from unwinding. Also, make sure the rubber band is in the center of the diaper. Once you have rolled all 121 diapers, you can now assemble the layers. The bottom layer has 65 diapers. Use rubber bands to group the diapers together. The next layer has 36 diapers, then 16, then 9 and finally the top layer has 4. Follow the same steps for all 5 layers. Now to decorate, use ribbon to hide the rubber band. Make sure your cake is shaped properly before gluing the ribbon. I used my glue gun to glue the end of the ribbon only. You don't want to glue the ribbon to the diaper since the "mommy" will be using the diapers afterward. Now that the ribbon is glued, you can decorate your cake with your flowers.

Here's a video I found for a round cake. I hope you get inspired to try something different. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.


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Friday, April 9, 2010

A Child's Dress

Boy, I sure have been busy this week! I think I managed to show you three cards this week.

Well, here is the newest digi from Sugar Creek Hollow. A Child's Dress. When Tracy sent the DT this digi, I just had to create a card. So, my original thought was to create a girlie-girl card with lots of pink and ribbon. While I was going through my packs of DP, this one jump right out at me. Well, there goes my girlie-girl dress :o/

I used this week's Mojo Monday challenge for my sketch. It's a simple, clean and perfect sketch for this dress.

So, would you like to have this digi for free? Go to Sugar Creek Hollow for your free digi. That's right, it's free!! Every Friday, Tracy has a Free Digi for you. Click on Fabulous Friday and it's all yours!

I hope you have a blessed weekend! As always, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cameo Birthday

Hey there,

Another beautiful day today in NJ. The weather is perfect! I hope you are having a nice day where ever you are.

Today's card is a card I made a few weeks ago for my MIL's birthday. The image I am using is actually two images from Sugar Creek Hollow. This set comes with 5 Cameo Ladies and a frame.

For my card, I use some DP paper I have stashed in a box. I purchased it so long ago at my craft store I don't remember who made it. Then, I picked SU So Safron and Whisper White CS. Once I picked my colors, I colored the images with my Copics. Then, I used the crackled technique over the entire image. You can't tell from the picture but the image came our really nice with this technique. I distress my paper, used the SU Elegant Cheer Birthday stamp, added some yellow roses and colored the lace ribbon with my Copics as well. For an extra touch, I added 3 pearls opposite of the roses.

Now that my MIL has received her card and SCH has released this image, I am glad to be sharing it with you today. I hope you get inspired to try something new. Here is a tutorial I found on learning to make the Crackled Technique from Angie Kennedy at Chicnscratch.

I hope you have fun learning and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bundle of Joy

Hey there,

Today was a gorgeous day! I hope you had a chance to be outside and take it all in.

Unfortunately, I didn't. I went to work today, then made it home in time for the school bus, then to the pharmacy to pick up my lil' girls allergy meds, then to the farmers market, then to Walmart and finally back home to unload the car and cook dinner. Now here I am 8:00pm and exhausted.

Over the weekend, I took some time to make a few cards to share with you this week. My husband's cousin had her first baby a few days ago. I couldn't wait to make her a card. I had purchased this stamp months ago when it first came out and now is when I'm finally inking it up. I just love this image!!

I colored this image with my copics. Then I cut the image out and added pop-ups. The DP is one of my all time favorite from SU.

Now that I inked this stamp up, I have 2 more to do this month!! Both are for a baby girl so I will make sure to take a picture to share with you.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your evening!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Screen Door

Hey there,

Today is a brand new day at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have some exciting news, new digis 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!

Today is New Release Day. Here's a card I made using one of the new digis. This beautiful screen door is part of a set of 5 digis.

Now it's time to play and have some fun!!! What better way to show you the new digis with a game? The game is to find a secret letter in each of the design team's blog. Once you have found the secret letter, leave a comment with the letter. Then, move on to the next DT member to find the other letters. 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.

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

Here's a picture of the grand prize:
In addition, you will win 2 SCH digi's your choice!

Now click here to see who's next!



Good luck and have fun!!!