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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Inside Out



It is Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and this week our challenge to you is called Inside Out.  We want you to make a card and finish the inside as nicely as you would finish the outside.  I love this butterfly and decided to make it the focus of my card this week.  I added lots of gems on the front but didn't add any on the inside butterflies so that the card would close properly.  I have also made sure to leave space for a handwritten message.

A couple of weeks ago, I received the most wonderful package of crafting goodies from several of my teammates from Sugar Creek Hollow.  I oohed and aahed over them and then I found homes for everything but it wasn't until I had everything put away that I realized I should have made notes of who sent what.  So as I use the different gifts, I will be saying it was a gift but I apologize that I won't be able to say who it came from.

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

AI Factory - Monochromatic
Rainbow Lady  - Shabby Chic
Stampin" for the Weekend - Monochromatic
Wags and Whiskers - Punches

Image:  Butterfly (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Light Blue (Bazzill), Dark Blue (Recollections)
Paper:  Summertime Designs
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Gems (Michaels), Gem Border (Dollarama), Clear Star Glitter Pen (Sakura), Lace (Gift from my SCH Teammate), Ribbon (My Stash), Punch Around the Page Set (Martha Stewart)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Looking Good


Wow Friday came around fast this week.  Today our challenge to you at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog is to create a card using this sketch.  You can flip it as I did or rotate it, but please make sure that the sketch is identifiable in your card.  There is a random winner and the Design Team choose one card each week as Card of the Week.  The creator of that card will then be in the running to be our monthly Guest Designer.  That is lots of reasons to enter a creation but most importantly, if you use a Phindy image you get two entries and with all the fabulous images in her store, including the new Wee Babbies, you really should use a Phindy image.


I am heading to Alberta on Monday and taking my four year-old Granddaughter with me. We are spending three days in Calgary so she can play with some little cousins who are grandchildren of my husband's cousins.  Then we head to Medicine Hat for three days to check on my Mother-in-Law (her Great Grandmother) and celebrate her 89th birthday. I spend time every day with my Granddaughter but I usually don't have to keep her entertained all day so I should be really exhausted by the time I get back.  This will be really special for Nana since she can't come our way anymore so I will hang in. I will have access to a computer part of the time so do leave me a comment - it will make my day.

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

Outlawz Challenges - Prismas & Other Mediums - Punch it Up
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Fashion
Some Odd Girl - Handmade Embellishments
Stampin' B's - Use a Flower
Digital Tuesday - Use Punches
Playtime Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Image: Mommy's Purse (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock: Green & Teal (Bazzill)
Papers: Pink (Provo Craft), Purses (We R Memory Keepers)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards),Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Deco Fan Punch (Martha Stewart), Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug).

Mug Shot & Guest Designer Spot


Last week I was selected as a top pick at Raise the Bar Challenge and was asked to be a Guest Designer.  The challenge this week is called Mug Shot.  Since winter is almost gone (we wish), the challenge is to make a card showing that last mug of something hot that is needed to keep you warm.  Soon the weather will be nice and we will be drinking long cool drinks on the patio.

I decided to let this fun mug be the star of this card and go clean and simple.  For someone who loves to embellish, that was a bit difficult for me but I like the way it turned out.

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

Digi Doodle Shops Best - Spots and Dots
Outlawz Challenges - Prismas & Other Mediums - Punch it up
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Coffee and Cream

Image:  Capuccino (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Card Stock:  Green (Bazzill), Brown (Recollections)
Papers:  Gold Polka Dot (Lasting Impressions), Brown Circle (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Deco Fan Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Booboo


The challenge this week at Delightful Challenges is to make a card or other paper crafting project using your scraps.  I had made a another card and I did not like it and no matter what I tried to do to it, I could not make it look any better so finally I gave up and made this card featuring Booboo Bear instead .  I think this Booboo turned out better than my first booboo.

Our sponsor this week is Paper Romance with a $5 gift certificate to their store.


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

Playtime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Ribbons and Pearls
Gingerloft - Our Furry Friends
I Did it Creations - Anything Goes

Image: Booboo Bear (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock: Purple (Recollections)
Papers: Daisy, Large Dot and Mini Dot (My Stash), Purple Heart (Memories Forever)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Ribbon (Michaels), Flower (Prima), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Mother's Apron


Today is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and our challenge to you this week is to create a card or other paper crafting project and use buttons and bows.  This reminds me so much of the type of apron my Mother wore when she baked when I was a youngster a zillion years ago:)

I found some wonderful digital paper at Raspberry Road to use for the apron and then used a couple of the blue papers in the pack along with some red gingham from my paper stash.  I think this apron is such a fun image from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and lends itself so nicely to paper piecing so that is just what I did and then popped a second image up with foam dots.  The baking powder ad and the old handwritten recipe card came off the internet and I apologize but I forgot to make a note of the sources.  I added some wonderful crinkly ribbon that was a gift from Tracy, the owner of Sugar Creek Hollow along with some red buttons and cooking themed buttons.

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

AI Factory  - In the Kitchen
Digi Doodles Best Shop - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Dots
Outlawz Challenges/Prisma and Other Mediums - Anything Goes (Western Optional)
Shelly's Images Blog - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Buttons & Bows

Image:  Apron (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau)
Papers:  Gingham (Doodlebug Designs), Blue, Blue Dot & Floral (Raspberry Road)
Tools & Embellishments:  Buttons (Dress it Up), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Crinkle Ribbon (Sugar Creek Hollow), Baking Powder Ad & Old Recipe Card (Online)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sunshine Fairy


Our challenge to you this week at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog is to create a monochromatic card.  It is so dull and dreary here with piles of snow still on the ground that I decided I needed to make something cheerful and I thought this would fit the bill.  You are going to be blown away by the inspiration provided from the rest of the Design Team.

I don't usually like to work from a sketch unless I have to and this week I didn't have to but for some reason decided to follow this sketch from Sketch Saturday.  The senior mind is an weird place, isn't it?


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

Crafts and Me Challenges - Things with Wings
Stampavie & More - Monochrome
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Ooh La La Creations  - For Someone Special
4 Crafty Chicks - Fairy/Angel/Butterfly
Digi Doodles Best Shop - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Sparkle/Glitter/Bling
Stampin' B's - Monochromatic

Image:  Flower Top Fairy Rose (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Recollections
Papers:  Swirl (Online Freebie), Yellow and White (My Stash)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Ruffled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Iridescent Glitter (Stampendous), Gems (Michaels), Swirls Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Winter Bear


So the weather man has decided to mess with our heads. Yesterday it was actually starting to warm up and then by about 4:00 p.m. it had dropped six degrees. This morning it was -13C when I started out to do my morning kidlet chores and by Thursday it is going to be +13C - go figure.

Our challenge to you this week at Delightful Challenges is to make a card or other paper crafting project featuring animals.  Since we still have a pile of snow, I decided to go with this cute waving bear.  I think he is waving because his toboggan went down the hill without him.

Our challenge this week is generously sponsored by Michelle's Scrapbooking & More who will be supplying the random winner with a gift certificate to the store.


I am entering this card in the following challenges;

Creative Craft World - Use a Square
Simon Says Stamp - Make Your Own Embellishments
Digital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
Papertake Weekly - Putting on the Glitz
Lexi's Creations - Bears

Image: Waving Bear (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock: White (Staples), Turquoise & Blue (Recollections)
Papers: Snow Flake (My Stash),
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Snowflake Gem (Michaels), Label 11 Nestabilities & Snowflake Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbon (Michaels), Stardust and Turquoise Stickles (Ranger), Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Non-Tradional Valentine


It is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and today we want you to make a Non-Traditional Valentine.  We want to see non-traditional colours - no red or pink.

Each week we will choose one random winner, who will receive a free digi of their choice from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and a badge to display on your blog.  If you use a Sugar Creek Hollow image you will get two entries in the random draw.  Just follow the instructions on the sidebar to link your second entry.

Each week the Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and the creator of that card will get a badge to display.  One overall winner will be chosen each month from the Cards of the Week.  That person will be invited to be a Guest Designer and participate in the next challenge.  An image will be provided to them to work with.  The Card of the Week prize will be awarded once we reach a minimum of 10 entries.

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

Cardnadfairy's Digi Days -Romance
Card Makin' Mamas -Valentine
Crafty Catz  - Valentine/Love
Frosted Designs - Use the word Love
Fairy Knoll - Hearts
Raise the Bar - Valentine, no pink or red
Sew Many Cards - Valentines
Stampin' for the Weekend - Valentine's Day

Image:  I Love You Label (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  Basic Grey
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Large Flower (Recollections), Rose (Wild Orchid Crafts), Ribbon (Arton Bead Supply), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Gold Stickles (Ranger), Sentimentals Cartridge for lock and key (Cricut), Heart (hand cut), Pearls (Dollarama), Doily (Wilton), Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Spring is in the Air or Is it?


The challenge this week at Phindy's Friday Challenge blog is to create a card celebrating Springtime.  For those of us in traditional snow belts, spring is ages away yet and we can only dream that it is in the air.

When I was a kid, we had a really long clothesline and no dryer so everything was hung on the line all year round.  In the kind of weather we are experiencing now, the sheets came inside frozen stiff so then my Mom would have to drape them over every chair to allow them to thaw and warm up.  The clothes smelled divine when dried on the line but the best was the way they smelled in the spring.  My dryer broke last summer and I had to put some clothes outside to dry on a rack and even with warm weather, the clothes took ages to dry and weren't soft and fluffy so I concluded that I am sticking with a dryer.

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

Pile It On - Bright and Breezy
One Stitch at a Time - Do it with a Digi
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge  O is for Orange

Image:  Spring Breeze (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  My Design
Card Stock:  Orange (Recollections)
Papers:  Floral (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Orange polka Dot (My Stash), Orange (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prosmacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Label one Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Chalk (Mungyo), Orange Peel Stickles (Ranger), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dragon Valentine


Today our new challenge for you at Delightful Challenges is to make a card or other paper crafting project using your punches or die cuts.  I made this cute little Dragon into a Valentine's Day card for my 22 month-old grandson.  He is really starting to talk and string words together but most of them start with My so I suspect this will be "My Card" - LOL.

Our challenge this week is sponsored by Baby Bud Designs, who are offering two stamps as a prize to our random winner.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - For a Loved One
For Fun Challenges - Hearts
Stampin' Royalty - Hearts
Tiffany Doodles - Valentine
Scrapbook Sisters - Valentine
Digital Tuesday - From the Heart - Valentine (must use digi)
Everybody-art - Valentine
My Time to Craft - Hearts & Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Have a Heart
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Image: Augustus the Dragon (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: - Yellow & Green (Recollections), Red & Red Checked (Lasting Impressions) Papers: Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Floral (Wild Rose Studio)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)Tools & Embellishments: Heart Brads & Yellow Brad (Making Memories), Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Heart Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February Sketch from Sugar Creek Hollow

I am back from my trip to Cayo Largo, Cuba and the weather was fabulous. Of course, I got too much sun despite all the sun screen. I read 2 1/2 books, taught my friends how to play cribbage and ate way too much. Now I am sitting here in my warm and fuzzies wishing I could have stayed longer. Oh well, it will be fun to craft again.


It is Sensational Saturday again at Sugar Creek Hollow and today we have a sketch to challenge you with.


I decided to create a birthday card for my Sister-in-Law using this February Violet Label from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe.  Unfortunately for me but fortunately for her I won't be able to give it to until after her birthday because she and my brother are also relaxing in the Caribbean.  We sure get sick of the snow about now here in Canada:)

Image:  February Violet Label (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock: Recollections
Paper: Flourish (Online Freebie - I'm Sorry I Can't Remember Where), Mini Floral (Wild Rose Studio)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ribbon (Fabricland), Pearl Spray (Excelsior Wholesale), Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Silver Paste (Jaquard), Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wild Thing


I am a little sad today because I am on my way home from my week in Cuba, which means a return to cold and snow - brrr.

The challenge this week at Phindy's Friday Challenges is to create a card or other paper crafting project with embossing.  You can use dry embossing as I have or you can do heat embossing. 

I was scrambling to get all my DT commitments done before I left on vacation and this was the last card I made and wouldn't you know it, the design in my head forgot to make its way to the finished card so this isn't quite what I hoped it would be but I am sure that happens to all of us.  The important part is the fabulous image and she looks pretty happy kicking up her heels.

Image:  Mrs. Comfy Celebrates (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Gold & Blue (Recollections), Copper Metallic (DCWV)
Paper:  Basic Grey
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Party Texture Plate (Fiskars), Cuttlebug, Chalk (Mungyo), Buttons (My Stash)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blast Off


As this post goes live, I am finishing up my week in Cuba.  When I get home I am expecting to brag to you about the warm weather, the fabulous scenery and the great food.

Our challenge to you this week at Delightful Challenges is called Come Fly With Me and we want you to make a card or other paper crafting project  with anything that flies.  This image is from one of the new releases created for February.

Image: Billy and Rocket 2 (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: (Bazzill)
Papers: (Recollections)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards)