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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Counting My Blessings

Hey there,

These past two weekends, in the kids have been celebrating Halloween festivities at school. Last week they had a Halloween Party at school and yesterday they had a parade and classroom party. Tomorrow is Halloween and I think by tomorrow, they won't want to wear their customs again.

Today, we have a pretty busy day. So, before my day starts, let me show you what I made for today's Sugar Creek Hollow Use Lace Challenge.

I found this technique on YouTube and thought about giving it a try. It's called Faux Glitter Lace in case you would like to check it out for yourself. I didn't use glitter though. I used Pearl Embossing Powder.

Here are the steps I took to create this card:

1. Cut a piece of black card stock at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
2. Cut a piece of double sided sticky paper the same size and adhere to the black card stock
3. Lay your lace over the sticky paper
4. Pour Pear Embossing powder over the entire lace and pat down
5. Carefully remove the lace
6. Use a heat tool to heat the embossing powder until it's all melted

For my flower, I used black ribbon and created a lollipop flower. I used the black rose from the Recollections Halloween Specialty Brad set for the center of the flower. I also used Recollections Halloween Specialty trim.

My sentiment and crow is from Sugar Creek Hollow.

Now, it's time for you to visit the rest of the Design Team. Take a look at their cards using lace.

Thanks for visiting and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vintage Flower

Hey there,

Just a quick post today before I take my lil' girl to gymnastic.

I just learned how to make this adorable vintage flower. It's made from white sheen curtain I purchased at Walmart for $4.50. My local fabric store is not that local and Walmart didn't have sheen fabric.

Anyway, I came home at tore the curtain up immediately. No time to waste. Here are the steps in case you would like to give it a try.

1. Cut out 8 6"x5" pieces of fabric.
2. Use Circle Scallop #2 Die and run them through the BigShot.
3. Use 3 plastic cups and pour a few drops of re-inker (I used Marina Mist, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake) to die the fabric.
4. Sprayed some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz over all the colors.
5. Take all the layers and smear them all together so the colors transferred onto each other.
6. Layer over the colors from large to small (don't layer them perfectly).
7. Pierce and add Antique Brad
9. Carefully dry the edges of the fabric with a heat tool from the center outward. As the heat tool gets hot, the material will burn and shrink. Move the flower in circular motion while doing this process. Otherwise you will burn too much and not have even layers.

I made this flower for a card I am working on for Sugar Creek Hollow's challenge on Saturday. The beauty of this flower is that it doesn't have to be perfect and you don't have to spend lots of money to make this. You can use any synthetic material or old curtains you may have hidden in the basement.

Make sure to come back on Saturday and take a look. Have fun creating!!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Christmas Cardinal

Hey there,

It seems like these days are going by so fast. I can't believe we are near the end of October.

Question is, how many have already begun their Christmas cards? If you are like me, you wait til the very end. However, today I have given myself a head start with this beautiful Christmas Cardinal from Sugar Creek Hollow.

Today's Challenge at SCH is to create a card using the Christmas Cardinal or Primitive Sheep. Since I used the Sheep on a recent card, I decided to use the Cardinal for the challenge.

I colored her with my copic markers R59, R29, R27 and R24. These are my favorite red color combination. Then, I decided to put some Glossy Accent. I put a heavy layer over the entire bird. I used SU Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler card stock. My DS paper was last years Wassail Turtle Doves. I distressed and stitched around the borders. Finally, for some accents, I added a Poinsettia with a vintage brad from SU and velvet ribbon.

Now it's time for you to go to the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog so you can take a the Digi challenge. Make sure to visit the Design Teams blog on the right of the screen so you can get more inspiration. Finally, go to Sugar Creek Hollow to grab your Christmas Freebie Tag.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to try this challenge. Please make sure you leave a comment with your blog link so I can see your card.

Have a blessed weekend!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Faith Family & Friends

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

I don't know about you, but this week sure seemed to have gone pretty quickly.

You know what today is? It's Color Challenge week at Sugar Creek Hollow. The colors are SU Espresso, Baja Breeze and River Rock. If you don't have these colors, you can use similar colors.

For my card today, I used Shabby Deer and Simple Sayings. I copied, rotated and shrunk one deer. It goes perfect with the sentiment. As you can see I cut and layered the words. I also used Tracy's Crinkled ribbon in Robbin's Egg Blue.

Now it's time to take a look at the rest of the design team's color challenge creations. You don't want to miss it! Their cards are over the top!! Then, try the color challenge yourself. Make sure to leave me a comment with your blog link so we can take a look.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Glory to God

Hey there,

Another busy week as gone by and I can't tell you how much I look forward to Monday.

Today, I will be at my community fair. We have over 3,000 people and over 200 vendors. From 7am to 10am, I will be helping the vendors find their spot and help them set up. Then from 10am - 4pm, I will have my own spot. My friend and I have partnered together for the past 3 years. Together, we have 6 make n' takes, card kits, grunge board bracelets, altered art kits, gifts and I will also be selling all the cards that I have posted here.

Now onto today's card...

Today is Sketch week over at Sugar Creek Hollow.


The Design Team was challenged this week to make a card using this sketch.

For my card, I used SCH digital sentiment Glory to God.

I really love the way this sentiment was designed. The font is so pretty. When I saw this sentiment, I thought of a Nativity. I went online and googled Free Vintage Nativity. I thought this one was the best for this sentiment.

Thanks to all those that stop by this past week for SCH blog hop. Make sure you go on over to check out the rest of the DT's blogs to see their design for the sketch challenge. Finally, don't forget to visit Sugar Creek Hollow to see who won the blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a blessed weekend!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

90 Days til' Christmas

Hey there, Did I just say 85 days til' Christmas? Yup, that is right!!

Today, Sugar Creek Hollow is releasIng theIr ChrIstmas DIgIs wIth a Blog Hop!!


We are goIng to play the "Secret word" game today. You wIll need to collect a letter at each blog and then post your answer at the last stop.

We wIll be awardIng a $25.00 gIft certIfIcate to one lucky wInner!

Today, I am usIng the FlourIsh Shabby SleIgh. I love the swIrls on thIs dIgI and I couldn't waIt to use It. I kept the card sImple. Only one DP and one color card stock.

Now Its tIme to see If you have fIgured out my secret letter. If you have, leave me a comment and move on to Mary's Blog. She has the next letter for you. If you have arrIved at my blog fIrst, you wIll need to start at the begInnIng to get all of your letters In order. Here Is the order of our blog hop.