Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Do you believe?

Do you Believe in Santa? My kids answer will always be "Yes" as they know only believers can hear the reindeer bells jingle as Santa delivers his gifts to the children of the world on Christmas Eve. My card share today is using a fabulous image from Squigglefly called Kris Kringle. I'm In love with their newest designers detailed images. They are gorgeously shaded not much color is needed. I followed the fabulous sketch from Simon Says Challenge even though I missed the deadline for the challenge. I also included my favorite embellishment for the Squigglefly challenge which is pearls and lace. 

A close-up to show the texture on Santa's hat brim. I also added diamond glaze to his glasses for a crystal effect.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010


This is my second post for today! For my Saturday Sugar Creek Hollow Card please scroll down. I created this card using a New artist image from Squigglefly and followed the MMSC72. The image is called Halloween Kitty Boo. The image is amazingly detailed and so easy to use. 

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Sugar Creek Hollow Lord of the Harvest

Today on Sugar Creek Hollow the Design Team has gotten together to create cards using the same digital image from this Fall 2010 release. Lord of the Harvest Tag It's such a fun vintage image that can be used all through the fall season. Stop on Over at the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog and check out some Fabulous Cards using this same image.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Picture HEAVY TWS Sept mini

I'm finally finished with my TWS swap mini from Life on the {scrap}beach. I have uploaded a video to my Youtube channel so feel free to watch it HERE! I've been having Tons of computer issues so I had to re-film the video this morning and my Darling 3 year old was so excited to help.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Yeah the weekend is here!

Hello and Hope your having a fabulous Saturday! I hope this post goes up as Scheduled because last weekend my post did not work on time. 
I know I haven't been posting to the blog much this past week but I just didn't have anything I could share. I'm almost finished working on my TWS mini album for my swap partner Jenn. Once I complete that I can get back to making more cards. 
Todays card share is following the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Color challenge of  Black / Red / Cream. The digital image I chose was the Sugar Creek Hollow -  Sing and Make Music. I just loved the frame and instantly saw it as a Rich Mahogany Red violin. Stop on over at the SCH Store to find other Fabulous images. Then pop on over to the Blog and check out all the Design teams beautiful cards!

That vintage music sheet is just lovely. I didn't even need my scissors. I simple bent it and it just snapped. Coolest trick ever. Granted the brittle sheet makes it easy to break into strips it was very hard to distress ink the edges.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An early Thanksgiving card

Wow I have neglected my poor blog. I'm still crafting but working on my Trade Mini album for the {scrap}beach TWS swap. I have it half completed, and hope to finish by this weekend. I've even fallen behind on reading and posting on my friends blogs! Sorry If I haven't left any Love for all the wonderful Inspiration I have seen. This morning I had to change things up and make a cute card. I know it's a little early for Thanksgiving cards but the weather is starting to get cooler and If I had trees near by I'm sure the leaves would be starting to change colors. I think that is what I miss most about my home state of Minnesota is watching the season of Fall and all it's beauty. 

This card falls under a few challenges:
Squigglefly challenge #66: use your favorite image

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Saturday Sketch challenge~

Hope your all having a fabulous Saturday. Today Is a tough day for many fellow Americans as Today we remember all those Lost in the tragic attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon nine years ago.  I remember that day vividly. God Bless to all the families affected.
Today I will be hosting Our annual Corn Fest Party for 40-50 people. It's always a great time but it wears me out. It's nice to be with family and friends for 1 last summer BBQ.

Todays project share is a Sugar Creek Hollow Sketch challenge Card. It's beginning to feel cooler outside and that just makes me think of autumn colors. It's my Favorite time of year. 
My fellow design teams members  and I have designed some really fabulous projects using the New Fall Digital images. It's a must to stop by the store blog and see all the inspiration and pick up a few digi's to play along in this fun challenge! my card also follows the ninth Monthly scrap beach challenge on Kathryn's blog. Today is the Life's on the {scrap}beach monthly crop hope to pop in and chat if I can.

The sketch: 

My Card!

I also used the sketch on a layout I completed for my Daughter's first day in High School.

A close-up of my beautiful daughter and a better look at the Sugar Creek Hollow circle mirror frame. I printed it on vellum and embossed and absolutely love the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Happy Crafty Day! God Bless 9-11 survivors and victims.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Art of Good Enough

This is my second post for today ~ for the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop please scroll down. 
One of the hardest things for me when I craft is the Lesson ART OF GOOD ENOUGH! I'm always so critical of my work and will stumble all over a project trying this and that. Funny that 9 out of 10 times I will usually go with my original idea or item. So today when I sat down to craft I wanted to do a project to get over this hurdle I continue to stumble over. Well............. I still have a high hill to climb. Thinking I could sit down and whip out a project in under an hour ..... Not so. This took me about 3 hours with lots of breaks. I would put an element on and then go hmmm. But I would leave it, walk away come back and try to accommodate so it was all balanced and was pleasing to my eye. Maybe it was just today but I over thought everything. I totally love the end result but I just wish I could take that leap and not over think it. It's my goal for this month to keep trying and JUST DO! 
The inspiration for this all started with a scrap piece of paper (the pink vase) which is the negative from cutting two on the edge dies pieces. 

This will hang on my wall till the message sinks in.

A side angle to show the beautiful layers to this wall hanging.

This project falls under some of my favorite challenges:

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Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop With New Image Release!

We are just a few weeks away to the official start of fall. To celebrate, Sugar Creek Hollow is kicking off the season today 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 using the latest digis. Then, make sure to visit the store to purchase any of these great digis.  There's even some Vintage gift ideas you can purchase.

I created 2 fabulous cards using the New digital Imgaes. The first card I created is the combination of 2 of the Images. I used the frame and pumpkins from Lord of The Harvest Vintage Tag, and the swirley tree. I simple used my photoshop program to combine the areas I wanted. 

My second card was my original card with one of the new Autumn Sentiments digital stamps but I just never was happy with the final result. Friday I brought it back out and made a few adjustments and I like it a lot better now.

Thanks for stopping By and Hope you find Lots of Inspiration from all my fellow Design team members with the fabulous new images! There cards and projects are AMAZING!
  1. Tracy, Owner
  2. Joseline, DT Coordinator
  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- You are Here
  20. Sugar Creek Hollow
Don't forget to stop by the Sugar Creek Hollow store and pick up some fabulous new Autumn Digital Stamps.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A project I forgot to share

Wow this week has been crazy with my Older 2 back in school. Granted it's been quieter in the house but Wow I just don't seem to get a break from entertaining the younger 2 now. They miss there big Sister and brother terribly. I created this box awhile back and never shared pictures on my blog so I thought I better get to it before I forget. It's a Recipe box Laura  with Following the paper trial showed how to make on a Ustream show and I just followed along and made mine. Granted I use mine for holding my Wild Orchid Craft pearls's an important Ingredient for any craft recipe LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Happy Crafty Day!
Tomorrow is the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop! You don't want to miss it and all the Fabulous New Autumn digital Stamps.