Saturday, October 30, 2010

A final Halloween Card

Hello Friends! Today is once again time for another Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge. I must apologize for only 1 post this week. I feel much better now and hope to get back to my Happy Hobby of playing with my papers and craft tools next week.
My card share today is for the Sugar Creek Hollow Sensational Saturday Challenge. This weeks challenge is use lace or make your own Faux lace on your project. I did try to make my own background with using lace as my mask but it didn't turn out as I hoped. So I in turn used that lace and stitched them into ruffled lace flowers. I also used some scallop crochet lace along my card edge. I used the Fall Bingo card digital and the Halloween Tag images both available at the SCH store. I wish I knew the paper brands but I pulled out of my 6x6 card stash. Majority of that is from swaps so I just use it as it matches my designs.
Please check out the other design team cards as there are so many wonderful creations.

a closer look at the lace flowers.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

A quick layout

This is a layout I created using the Ella blue papers :::::SIGH:::::::: I love these papers! Just a personal layout to remember my children's beautiful smile in summer of 2009 they grow so fast.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Christmas Cardinal

Wow I can't believe how fast this month has flown by. Next weekend we will be celebrating the Halloween Festivities I'm so excited and so are my kiddos. Today's card share is for Sensational Saturday with Sugar Creek Hollow and the design team was challenged to use either the Christmas Cardinal or the Primitive Sheep. Both Images are Fabulous. I'm not doing so well getting a head start on my Christmas cards this year. I'm Hoping after this next weekend I will feel more Jolly to create in that theme. Don't forget to check out the cards my design team sisters made over at Sugar Creek Hollow Such Beautiful Creations.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Treat box turned into a Tag Holder

I took the same boxes I made previous post and altered the dimensions slightly to make a thinner box. Instead of being 2" thick I made it 1".
I intend to use this box to hold stamped image tags that I received in the past few months swaps Hosted by Stephanie Miller at With a Grin. Thanks for the fun swaps Stephanie.

I just love the G45 Steampunk papers and finding it so hard to use as I'm notorious for hoarding my favorite papers for fear of not having it when I need it. Stop giggling because if your reading this you suffer from a similar condition. :)

OK I know I'm a little behind on some craft tools but I just got Spellbinder dies. Yes after all this time I finally have invested. But Loving what I can do with them. My lollipop flower is the first of many to come now that I can make in a few minutes verses hand cutting all the circles. 
I have a Great fear I will want them all now that I know what I can do with them.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

A few treats for my Friends!

I made 2 Treat boxes today to place scrap goodies in and give to some friends. I used the tutorial shown by Julie with Cosmo Cricket.

 I had so much fun making this tombstone. I started with black cardstock. Tore my shape and inked the edges with starlite silver Brilliance ink. Stamped my letters using stampin' up Alphabet Antique Upper using the same starlite ink. Stamped the web and embossed in clear. The spider was stamped with the perfect medium and brushed with perfect copper then stamped again in Versamark and embossed in clear. The entire tombstone was then sprayed in Graphite Glimmer mist. I then accented my images and edges with my white and silver gel pens. Added a few red rhinestones for my hourglass on the spider and Viola!

Both these qualify for the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog challenge: anything but a card.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Quick Card

Don't you just love papers that have images that are easy to cut out and use as your card focus point. G45 Steampunk  Debutante has a whole bunch of them. This card I made in about 5 minutes I'd guess. From in-between tending to the kids and getting items for tonights dinner prepped while surfing the net It was done. I followed the sketch challenge from MMSC#75. This is my favorite blog to visit if I need a card Sketch. The Design team has fabulous inspiration and it's just a great blog.
Hope everyone is having a Fabulous Sunday !

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Color Challenge

Hope your having a Fabulous Saturday. The challenge this week on Sugar Creek Hollow blog is to create a card or altered project using the colors dark brown, tan, and a bluish green. The design team has some amazing cards to share this week so make sure you check them out.

I recently received some Ella Blue Papers from my best friend Kim and couldn't have been more excited to use them. I layered several of the paper designs that matched my color pallet. I colored my digital image with weathered wood distress ink and accented the snowflake edges with clear glitter glue to give more depth. The scattered snowflakes around the image are just what I could find in my stash. The larger lace trim is from wild orchid crafts and the tiny piece at the bottom was a remnant on my work space that reminded me of icicles so it was perfect. A few white faux stitches and Prima bling and I Loved how it all came together.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

The inspiration cleaning your fridge can bring?

Wednesday I had many house chores that needed to be done as we all do. This Thursday I had to clean the fridge, Inside and out. While cleaning the outside I had to remove several family photos that I had happily displayed to remind me of my loved ones. I had several Christmas photos from 2009 that I didn't really need to place back up on display but yet didn't want to toss away. With this challenge my inspiration arose where I needed to create keepsakes (layouts)  for these photos. The layout I share today started with a custom made flower spray I made using floral tape and wild orchid flowers/leaves. I love creating these as I can make them to the size I need for my projects. I can add the adornments to fit my needs and accent my photos! Todays layout is using a 5 1/2 Spray I created myself and utilized the Webster's pages background papers. 

A close-up of the Holiday flower spray.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

I need your nomination!

Cosmo Cricket just posted a sneak peak of a new line called Circa 1934. OH MY Goodness this new line is fabulous! It's all my favorite color combinations and it's VINTAGE! Not only did they post a sneak peek but they are having a chance to win an honorary design spot for Nov. This would be so much fun for me. Cosmo Cricket was the first paper line I fell in LOVE with. I have almost all the collections. So I'm asking my blogging friends to help me out and nominate me for a chance to be one of the top5 nominated for a chance to be selected for this incredible spot.

Please go to this LINK HERE and comment nominating me Dawn Edwards. Only 1 nomination per IP address allowed so please only nominate once. 

Thank You if you take the time to nominate me I truly appreciate it!

I'm also posting a few pictures of some flowers I  made for my Best Friend Kim I hope she has fun incorporating them into her creations!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sugar creek Hollow sketch challenge!

It has been such a long week here at my home. My son was home sick 2 days this week and Friday I was so ill I couldn't even get out of bed. My husband had the day off and had to go get the oldest from school because she also has fallen ill. I'm up very early this morning to get my card posted and I going straight back to bed. Hopefully this bug will pass and we can have a healthy home again.
This weeks challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow was a Sketch challenge! I tried to keep my card fairly simple and primitive. Don't forget to stop by the other design teams blogs and check out their fabulous creations as well. Sorry for such a short post but it seems falling ill never comes at a convenient time.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

A funny get well Card!

The card I'm sharing with you today is the card I made for my Step-Dad who is now recovering from Heart transplant surgery last week. He has a long road of recovery so I thought I would make him a humorous Get well card this week. Making manly cards have never been easy for me but I'm slowly getting past the stigmatization and kinda like making them. LOL 

The Sentiment Reads: Hope the Engine Runs better with the odometer re-set!
I have terrible handwriting when I'm in a hurry and I was trying to make it to the post-box before the mail came for the day. I did make it! :)
This card is for 2 challenges. 

Don't forget to stop by WWSD and get your Christmas Kit before they are all gone they are going fast!
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I've started my Christmas cards

I created this Christmas card following the Annabelle color challenge and used my Annabelle stamps Jewelled tree. I adore these clear stamps they are very nice quality.

G45 Christmas Kits are still available at the WWSD blog if you haven't seen them yet you can check it out HERE!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Le' Romantique Wedding card

I created this Wedding card for a Family member who is getting married next weekend. I used the G45 Le'Romantique papers which I Just LOVE LOVE LOVE! I think I might need to get the 12x12 size as I only have the 8x8 now.

 A close up of the Flowers! I tried to mimic the flowers on the dress in the DP picture.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop Christmas Release

Good morning and thank you for joining us here at Sugar Creek Hollow  for our Christmas 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!

I'm Sharing with you today one of the New Christmas Digi stamps titled: Eastern bluebird drawn by Heather.  I colored my image using Distress Inks. I love the weathered look it gave.

The Design papers are 7 gypsies conservatory and DCWV Floral Dreams. I added a piece of dress pattern tissue paper under my image and accented the image with an adage ticket on a memo pin. The lace, flowers and leaf trim is out of my supplies and the Robbins Egg blue colored ribbon is Country Crinkle Ribbon which can be found at the Sugar Creek Hollow Store.

If you have figured out my secret letter, leave me a comment and move on to Sugar Creek Hollow's Blog. It 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. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

G45 Christmas Traditions!

Can you think of a better combo than Graphic 45 Christmas Past paper collection and Designer Kathryn Krieger for a Mini album?

The album is titled Christmas Traditions and  You can Pre-Order the Kits HERE
The pre-order period will last through November 1, 2010, or until all kits have sold ~ whichever comes first. I should tell you that last year the kits sold out completely during pre-orders. Kits will ship on or before December 1st unless there is a problem with a manufacturer. Pre-order prices are only good through November 1st. After that, kits may not be available or may only be available at elevated prices due to minimum order requirements.
There will be three pre-order options this year: Full Kit + DVD Deposit Only, Full Kit + DVD Paid in Full and DVD Only.

I'm So excited to be a part of this and can't wait to make my Mini!

Have a Happy Crafty Day!