Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop & New Release

This is a really big day at Sugar Creek Hollow (and this is a really long post).  There are new stamps in the store, we are having a blog hop and we have a new challenge for you.

Let's start with the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge.  It is an easy one for you - ANYTHING GOES - and you have to love that. This week each of the Sugar Creek Hollow designers has used one of the new stamps so you really must check out their work and when you see their cards I know you will want to head over to the store to pick up one or two of the new images.

Here's my card featuring the Happy Anniversary Cake - a sentiment that has been kicked up a few notches, wouldn't you say? Sorry about the photo but the light would not cooperate so the faded black paper at the top looks a bit more faded.

Today, in addition to announcing our weekly challenge, we are having a blog hop at Sugar Creek Hollow as part of our first anniversary celebrations. All the designers have a giveaway for a winner chosen randomly from the people who leave comments on their blogs. There will be a grand prize winner chosen from the people who leave a comment on the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog.

The blog hop will run in conjunction with the challenge from 8:00 am EST on Saturday, March 19th to 12 midnight EST on Friday, March 25th. Comments left after the deadline will not be included in any of the draws. Winners will be announced on each blog and the challenge blog on March 26th.

To be eligible for my giveaway you must become a follower and then leave me a comment telling me which stamp in the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe is your favorite. In addition, if you'd like you can tell me what types of stamps you might want to see added to the Sugar Creek Hollow line of stamps. Don’t forget to leave a contact email in case you are the winner on my blog.

Here is what one random winner from the comments on my blog will receive:

1 package of 3/8" Glue Dots singles
1 package of pink pearl stickers
1 roll of ribbon
2 bundles of Wild Orchid flowers
8 unmounted flower rubber stamps from Stamp It Crazy
1 unmounted coordinating sentiment rubber stamp from Stamp It Crazy

Hopefully you have arrived here from Sharon's blog but if you are lost, here is the order of the blog hop:

Cec (That's Me)
Sugar Creek Hollow

We look forward to hearing your comments and to seeing your creation entered into our challenge. Your next stop is Darlene's blog.

Oh and if this isn't enough, Tracy, the wonderful and generous owner of Sugar Creek Hollow has a freebie for you to pick up for one week only when you go to the challenge blog during the blog hop.

Have Fun!

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - Die Cuts
Do You Stack Up - Add a Bow
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Brads, Gems or Pearls

Image:  Anniversary Cake (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Papers:  Pink Paislee
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Ribbon (Fabricland), Gems (Michaels), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Labels 10x Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


  1. Oh my what strikingly bold and beautiful colors your card is giving! I love love love it! Happy Anniversary and thanks for the hop :)

  2. Cec,
    What a beautiful card. Live the scallop boarder and the beautiful ribbon treatment. I love the flowers of the month over at SCH. So very pretty!

  3. Good stuff! Thanks for sharing! Sandra

  4. Wonderful way to add your bow! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with DYSU this week! It’s been great fun checking out your work on your blog!

  5. Your card is so pretty! I love the rich, elegant ribbon and bow. The spellbinders die you chose is perfect for that image.

  6. I love the elegance of your colours and design. Just stunning.
    In the store - hard to choose a favourite but the insect tiles really appeal to me :)

  7. Fabulous card Cec! Your bow and ribbon are gorgeous. ~jeni

  8. Hi Cec! Your card is beautiful, a perfect card to celebrate this special anniversary. Great job with the blog hop!


  9. so cute, love the colors and the border punch you used. My favorite one is the hot air balloon.

  10. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  11. Gorgeous card! Love the black and yellow border used...simply fab!

  12. Cec, this is such an elegant anniversary card. Love the die you chose and that ribbon treatment is stunning!! I love SCH and this hop is so much fun. I adore the vintage images (vintage, balloon and postcard) and would love to see more of this, Maybe a vintage suitcase or something on that order. Happy Anniversary and have a great week.

  13. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful appropriate card for the occasion. Awesome candy, just found you thru this hop, now a follower. Floral and vintage is my favorites.

  14. this is just so beautiful! and those punches are a neat touch, too.

    my fave images in the shop are the flowers of the month series. I think they are so pretty.

    enjoy your weekend! :)

  15. Your card is great. The colors really stand out. I'm hopping along and I have to say the more I think about which stamp is my favorite I am going to have to go with the singing peas.

  16. Stunning card, soooo elegant! I love the image and that border is fab! Happy Anniversary
    Claire xx

  17. Hi Cec, gorgeous colour combo and fantastic bow. Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at DYSU this week :) Janna

  18. this card is fabby! i love the colours - the yellow just POPS right off the card (and the screen!), and i'm loving the bow and scallops at the bottom. thanks so much for playing along at Charisma this week, and good luck! :D

  19. great colour combo, great card x

  20. I love the contrast between the black and yellow. I've always liked that combination. Lovely card, too. Hugs, dj1952

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  21. My favorite image is the daffodils. Hugs, dj1952

  22. A very pretty Anniversary card! The colors are striking! Love the ruffled ribbon and the image too! My favorite stamp is the Dressmakers Form! Contact info. is Thanks for the opportunity to win your great candy!

  23. I love the design of your ribbon. It's hard to pick one stamp but I think it would be the dressmakers form. Thanks so much for the chance to win such wonderful candy. Have a great day! contact info: rosar85(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. Your papers are very eyecatchig--but that ribbon treatment--FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  25. Love the card, stunning color scheme to complement the image !!
    Love " Insect Tile " and anything Vintage attracts my attention !!
    lotsa luv

  26. Cute card, I love the way you used the ribbon.

    My favorite stamp, 'Call Me Beautiful Digi Stamp.'

    Thank you for a chance at your blog candy.

    kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

  27. fantastic card totally love the colours..hugz Anita..xx

  28. I've become a follower. What a fabulous card!

    Thanks for offering the great give-away! My fave stamp is May's Lil of the Valley.

  29. Love how you've made that table - it's a great idea! Wonderful card, great colors!
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  30. Beautiful card! I'm following you! My favorite SCH are the Insect Tiles. I'd love to win your blog candy! memalagene at gmail dot com

  31. Adorable card! Love the colors!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!


  32. Dropping by to check out your project! Thanks for playing along in the "Brads, Gems & Pearls" challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. :D


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