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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hello and Merry Christmas to all,

As the year comes to an end, I can't help to think how much I truly miss creating and blogging. I hope to be back more often and continue to inspire you to think creative and be creative.

This year has been the most challenging year I have had both physically, mentally and spiritually. It's been months since I created anything. I have been too exhausted to even think about making something. Then, four days before Christmas, I decided to go into my craft room make some Christmas cards for a few family and friends.

I made about a dozen in a half of this beautiful vintage Christmas card. I distressed, sponged, sewed and colored on this card. I love the way it turned out and it felt so good to make it.

For those who are reading this and wonder where your card is, no need to worry. I'm making New Year blessing cards you are surely going to love.

For my card I used: Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White card stock, Deck the Halls DS paper, Bells and Bows stamp set, Fireside Christmas stamp set for the sentiment, Victoria Crochet Ribbon, misc red ribbon, brad, pearls and Copic markers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Let it Rain

Hey there,

Happy Wednesday!!

Today I have the busiest day of the week. I'm off to work, then pick up the kids from school and back to work for our Children's Ministry mid-week program.

I had some time yesterday to surf the blogs and see what challenge I can participate in.

I really love coloring these adorable gals from Whiff of Joy. So, with that being said, Copic Creations Challenge 59 - Saturated Colors was the challenge for me.

I have had this stamp for a while and never ink her up. What was I thinking of!! What I was reading the description for saturated colors, I held onto this quote while coloring. Beverly Ash Gilbert on Saturated Colors. “Saturation is the purity, intensity, brightness of a color. Saturated
colors feel alive … “

Well, I'm off to take the kids to the bus stop. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like my card.


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Sunday, October 2, 2011

October

Hey there,

It's October and I am hoping to get back to my card making. The kids are back in school and my work schedule is manageable. This summer I worked full time and directed two summer camps. As you can imagine working with volunteers and children all day is exhausting and had no energy left to craft.

Last night while I was browsing to see what challenge to start with, I thought starting with this Magnolia stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps would be perfect.

The challenge at Clearly iStamp is a sketch challenge. This is an easy and simple sketch for anyone.

For my card: I used the Calendula October stamp (now it's a digital stamp), Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White Card Stock, Woodland Walk DS paper, Library Clip, Linen Thread and a drew drop.



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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I'm Back

Hey there,

It sure has been a long time since I created a card!!! I think the last time I made something, it was for Easter.

I almost forgot how peaceful I feel when I create. I get to spend time with the Lord, pray for my family, for guidance with my job at church and for peace in my heart to accept the things I can not control.

These past six months, I have been challenged to the core both physically and mentally. I had two surgeries, my oldest son was diagnosed with mood depression and anxiety. Just recently, I had to have all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled. Surly, you can understand why I haven't posted anything in such a long time.

As I started creating this card, I used the time to reflect on the things that bring joy to my life. I realized what I was missing was right in front of me. Creating cards to bless other people and writing on my blog.

My hope is to continue to slowly get back into creating my cards but mostly to inspire people with my art and my blog. I hope you will join me each week.

For my card, I used the following: Stampin' Up! Nature Walk stamp set, Craft, Early Espresso and Confetti Card Stock, Linen Thread, Crystal Stickles, Dimensional and Copic Markers.

Have a blessed day!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

He is Risen

Hey there,

I woke up this morning inspired and motivated to work on my Easter cards. Just when I started, I received the latest challenge from Clearly iStamp. So I decided, why not. I love those folks there and it's been a while since I played along.

The challenge is all about the Bling. They want to see you use some glitter, rhinestones, Stickles, or any other glitzy embellishment to give your project some sparkle!

For my card, I used My Mind's Eye Glitter Book, Gold rhinestones and I gold embossed the cross and sentiment. Capturing the glitter is really hard to do when you don't have good light. In person however, the card did turn out very elegant.

Now time to see what everyone else has made. Today is a good day for surfing the internet. It's very cold and wet out.

Thanks for stopping bye!


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Luau Party

Hey there,

It sure has been some time since I have posted a card. I hope you haven't forgotten about me.

I had to take some time off to heal from another surgery I had in January. These past few months has been by far the most difficult months I have ever had to endure. The time I had to create, I spent in bed resting.

I hope to be able to get back into my old routine. I truly miss creating and sharing for you.

For starters, I decided to start with a simple and cute card. My little Cait's 10th birthday is coming up and she wanted me to make her birthday party invitations. I thought, why not? It will help me get back creating and sharing with you all.

My girlfriends invited me to the Heirloom Rubber Stamp fair this weekend. I purchased so many new rubber stamps!! It's the candy store for rubber stampers!!

This set here is from DeNami Designs. OMgoodness...are these cutest stamps ever??? They were the perfect stamps for Cait's Luau Birthday Party. I purchase a few other sets, but I guess you'll have to come back another day to take a look.

Well, thanks for coming back and taking a look. I hope to see you soon!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Shabby Bird House

Hey there,

This week I have been laying low and trying to recover from my unexpected surgery last week. I was happy to find my way into my craft room and allow myself to craft a bit.

Today, we are featuring this adorable bird house by Sugar Creek Hollow. Isn't it just the cutest?

I decided to create a shabby birdhouse for my card. I colored the birdhouse using a distress technique by combining different colors of browns and tans. I added the bird, a branch, some ribbon and blue stickles to put the look together. I also did some stitching since it didn't require too much work in my part.

Altogether, I think it turned out pretty good despite me being on pain killers {wink}.

Now, it's time to go on over to the SCH blog to see the rest of the DT's cards. Then, don't forget to participate to play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm and have a blessed weekend.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flutter Butterfly

Hey there,

I hope today where ever you are, you are filled with warmth.

We are digging out from another white out new storm hitting us with 13" of snow. My DH has the job most husbands have today to dig out from the storm. For me, I'll stay inside and in my craft room where I know it's safe.

Last week had to have surgery again so I'm still recovering. I just found yesterday that this is not the end. I have another 6 months of more pain before I get any relief. In two weeks I start Lupron shots to help with the endometriosis. If any of my readers have ever been on Lupron, I would love to hear from you. Please share the good, the bad and the ugly.

Right now being in my craft room is the only sanity I have. This week, I actually made two cards. This card I'm showing you today is for the Flutter By Wednesday White on White Challenge with either a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel.

I decided to use one of Sugar Creek Hollow's newest digi. After I colored the butterfly, I used some glimmer mist to give it some extra shine. I colored two of them and popped one up.

The rest of the card was pretty easy to put together.

Okay, time for me to get some rest and lay down for a while. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to your comments. Stay warm my friends!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thank You

Hey there,

Welcome back to another Sugar Creek Hollow Sensational Saturday!! This week's challenge is to make a card using FABRIC.

For my fabric piece , I decided to make a flower. I used the Tattered Flower die from Tim Holtz. Once I put the flower together, I added a pearl for the center.

The image is the Barn Swallow. I used my copics to color then, I added a thin layer of Glossy Accents.

I hope you give this challenge a try. It's a lot of fun!! For more inspiration, check out the DT's cards by clicking to their links on the sidebar. You are going to be blown away!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

In His Image

Hey there,

Welcome back!! I am so glad you are visiting!!

Today, we are starting a New Year at Sugar Creek Hollow. We have new challenges and prizes you won't want to miss.

But, first... Did you know that the proceeds of the sales from Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe go to provide food, clothing and shelter for those who are less fortunate? If you don't have any images from the shoppe yet, make sure to check it out and when you buy something to use for your creation, you can say that you helped too.

This week we're having a Sketch Challenge. These are my favorite challenges since the hardest part is already done for you.

Everyone is invited to enter a card HERE using the sketch provided. You are not required to use an image from Sugar Creek Hollow, however if you do, you will be entered twice into a random prize draw.

The winner of the draw will receive a SCH digi of their choice and a badge to display on their blog. In addition to this, once we receive a minimum of 10 entries, the DT will select a Card of the Week and the creator will receive a special badge for their blog. Every month, there will be a Guest Designer chose from the Cards of the Week. The winner will be invited to join the DT in a challenge.

How's that for a New Challenge and Prize Giveaway?!! So, make sure play along!!

For my card, I used the Cameo Ladies set. I love this digi set!! It comes with 5 different images of women and a frame.

Now it's time to take a look at the other cards the DT created for you. Take a look here. Then, join us for our weekly challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!!