Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sensational Embossing Saturday with SCH.

Good Morning To you. 
Today I have a bit of information to share with you before I show you my card.
 First the sad news - Tracy has decided to close the Sugar Creek Hollow store effective today and she has put a little note for her followers on the store site, which you can read by clicking here.
But now the good news - we will be keeping the Vintage challenge blog open and will be coming back next week with some exciting vintage challenges.
So on to this weeks challenge, Embossing. Either wet or dry. 
I decided to use the image lady's Frock which I printed out three times on 3 different papers. and paper pieced. 

The larger square of flower paper is embossed with the Swiss dot folder then sanded. The  two strips have been embossed with the lattice folder. I used a sketch from Paper Take Weekly #55.  I hope you can come join in after you check out the rest of the design teams, last work with SCH. 
Thank you for stopping by and I do hope to see you soon on the Challenge blog! 

 * Guinness update. Guinness is home and you would never know that he has had some major surgery. He is as  happy and wiggly as ever! He is even eating and it is staying down, we are both very happy about that!  Poor guy is so very hungry. I am so glad he is home and so far doing well.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Guinness update

Just a quick note on Guinness. He came out of surgery okay and is doing well. The vet found out that he did not eat something like we thought. It turns out he has a congenital defect called Pyloric stenosis, which is a narrowing of the pyloric valve in his stomach. This is where the food enters into your intestinal track. So with Guinness having no opening the food had only one way to go and that was up and out and in his case it was twice a day that it happened. He was born this way and as he got older it got worse. The Vet opened up his pyloric valve some more, with surgery,  which should help him a bunch.  I guess I am happier that it this and not that he ate something because I was hearing awful  stories of dogs eating so much stuff  that Vet were unable to do any more for the dog because there was too much scar tissue. How do you train the dog not to eat something on the ground... yes, I know that is a hard one. Thank you for all your well wishes I felt each one I am sure Guinness did too. My sweet boy should be home on Friday evening.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Your so sweet...

Hello, What a week I have had.
 I have had to take my sweet little puppy, Guinness,  into the vet because he has been vomiting for a week and a half. He does have a very sensitive stomach, and is on a special diet. After a bout of medications he is still vomiting and not getting much of the meds. So today he went in for a xray and  then on to a 3 hr barium xray.  The results are not the best, this guy ate something and it is stuck in his stomach with who know what else. So say a little prayer for this guy he is headed into surgery on Thursday, to have it removed. I have know idea what it could be, we watch him like a hawk, but puppies are puppies and somehow he ate something that he should not have.
Here he is with my son. 
Thanks for listening, I am just devastated, but on the other hand maybe it will solve all of his stomach issues. 

On to my card, I made a card today with one of the newer images from Doodle Pantry called Decadent desserts. I picked the banana split image and the saying "your so sweet".

I used a sketch from Woodware USA sketch challenge # 24.

My colors are from  The  Outlawz April 26th color challenge, Magenta, Celery green and pale yellow.
Thanks for stopping by today and listening about my little Guinness.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Childs play

No I am not going to talk about my kids, that is the theme over at the Creative card crew, The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring this challenge.  So I decided to go a little different way.  My kids love science and so I went with the Back to school Chemistry set from TSB.
This is one of my first sets that I purchased from TSB. I thought it would be perfect for a boys birthday card or even a back to school card. My papers are from Jillybean soup called Atomic Soup. 
 My sketch is from Paper Works Company which I thought would be perfect with this image. 
So be sure to stop by the Creative card crew the winner of the challenge gets to pick images from TSB! Thanks for Stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sensational Circles with Sugar Creek Hollow.

Happy Saturday to you all! 
I am enjoying a longer weekend, this is what weekends should be, who ever came up with a two day weekend.... Boooo!!! Don't you all think a 3 day weekend makes a more balanced week?

Oh well.... on to my card with  Circles. The SCH DT were to use a sketch for our inspiration and you are welcome to use it too or just show us your cards or projects with circles.

I wanted my card to be more masculine, and I also wanted to use my new nestie...with the hearts.

So the images I used were perfect, I Love You and Shabby Heart. You can find them at SCH.  Be sure to check out the rest of the teams post everyone has such wonderful inspiration for you. Then stop on by SCH and show us what you have come up with, I would love to see your creations. 

Happy Easter. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Here comes the Easter Bunny!

Hi everyone, 
Today I have a card for your from The Stamping Boutique. TSB is hosting the challenge over at Hanna and Friends. The challenge is Easter so I went with the image called Easter Bunny Laundry line.
I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop #104. Hope you can stop by Hanna and Friends and play along.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day! 

Crafty Sentiments- Easter
Paper Play- Easter

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Doodle Pantry release.

It is the 20th of the month and we are doing a release for Doodle Pantry. What a fabulous release!
I picked the set called Daffodils and Sweet Peas. Sweet Peas are one of my favorite flowers and I love the smell of them too, I think there is nothing prettier than a sea of wild Sweet Peas on the highway, so bright and pretty.

Here is my card, I printed the image twice and cut out only the bottom two flowers and popped them up. This image is all so to show you that the DPDC12 is Bursting with buttons! 
 Here is a close up of the popped out flowers.
Laurie  is going to do something special this month. 
She is going  to start a special limited time BUNDLE at each release....  3 of the new releases are in the bundle.... so when they buy the special BUNDLE product (not individual products), they get those 3 items in the bundle product at approximately 25% off... this month it is 23% off and includes SUPER BIRDIE, DECADENT DESSERTS (outlines), and DAFFODILs & SWEET PEAS (outlines)Regular prices add up to 8.50, but the bundle is 6.50. What a great deal! Be sure to check out the rest of the team super creations and the new releases and then head on over to Doodle Pantry to pick up this months bundle and then show us your work!
Wags 'n Whiskers- Black, pale green, Soft pink and White or Cream.
Paper Cutz87- Buttons and bows.
Scrap Creations- Use a digi 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you go check out the rest of the teams work.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Girly girl

Today's card I have a girly girl card. This is for Stamp fairy challenge # 19 - for girls.  So I used the cute image Patsy Beach time. She reminds me of my Mia when she was little.
 I used the sketch fro Mojo Monday #187. It has been a long time since I have had time to join in at Mojo Monday so I thought this would be the perfect sketch.
 Patsy was colored in with my copics and I paper pieced her beach umbrella. 
I use my sewing machine to stitch around the card and boy do I need to find a permanent table to put my sewing machine on because my sewing is not straight. LOL! All paper is SU except the umbrella, which a pack called spring from Joann's.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sensational Monochromatic with Sugar Creek Hollow.

Happy Saturday to you....With it being Saturday it is time for Sugar Creek Hollow. Today we are working with Monochromatic colors. I picked the image floppy bunny and used a technique that I have not used in awhile,  Bleaching. 
 I printed this bunny on Pretty in pink paper,  with a paint brush painted the bunny with bleach. With in minutes it turned white. It was very fun to watch. 
As you can see I went with pinks, for my colors. It is a much softer pink ILR.  Added some sparkle, lacy ribbon  and flowers,  there you go. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your weekend. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs to see there work, than show us your monochromatic cards over at Sugar Creek Hollow

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

French Country- MMSC99

Happy Wednesday to you all out in Blogger land. I hope today finds you well. For today's card I have an image for you from Doodle Pantry. I picked the Colored image from the set called Chicken(colored). You can find this Here.
I first added some french scrip in a dark blue, after that inked dried I embossed the chicken wire( a Stamp) with black embossing powder.   I dry embossed the top panel and added a silk bow. I have used the sketch from Midnight madness(MMSC99). I have not entered a Midnight madness sketch is such a long time, feels good to be back. Have a great day. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New challenge for TSB.

Happy Tuesday! 
Hope you are all doing well. 
For today I have a card from The Stamping Boutique, it is for the 4th challenge. 

Our inspiration is these colors:
Pink, Purple and Green.

On a whole I don't mind these colors, I just had such a hard time working with them. I think because I didn't have any DP with just these colors in it. 
I am happy the way  this turned out. I used a new coloring  technique that I found over at the Color Me Creative Classroom.
The Sketch challenge was from Sweet Sunday Sketch #112
I hope you come join us at The Stamping Boutique for our color challenge. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sensational Vintage Easter cards at SCH.

Today at Sugar Creek Hollow we are making vintage Easter cards. For my card I used the wonderful image from SCH called Dogwood. 
I printed the dogwood image 3 times, different sizes, colored with my copics and cut them and placed them on the card to represent a dogwood tree.  The Bunny image is from Google reader, a vintage Easter image that I found on line. Be sure to check out the rest of the teams Beautiful creations of Vintage Easter cards. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sensational Saturday.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Good Luck

I just could not wait to ink up my new stamps that came in the mail today. They are from There She Goes, and I fell in love this this one as soon as I saw it. 
This set come with lots of images and  fun sayings. My paper is also new, from my last club from SU and I broke out my punches to punch out my image instead of using my nesties.  That is it for today. My week off is sadly coming to an end! Boo Hoo! See you tomorrow with another card
Mami Doodles- Use punches or die cut.
CCEE Stampers- Add a doily or lace.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sunny Yellow

Today's card is for Do you Stack up Challenge(DYSU). The Stamping Boutique is one of the sponsors. For the Challenge today you are to use yellow, Yellow is not my fist go to color. Once I used it I liked it. It is such a happy color.
Here is my card. 
I made a rather simple card. I used the image watering can by The Stamping boutique. A perfect bouquet of yellow daisies. Some stickles in the center of the daisies. The finishing touch the yellow and black ribbon. Be sure to stop by DYU and join in on the challenge. One lucky winner can win 5 digis from TSB.
Thanks for stopping by. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Timeless Tuesdays on Wednesday

I made this card for Flourishes timeless Tuesdays 112, this week the inspiration was a very cute  quilt.
Here is the inspiration:
So I was the purple, green and orange and white. This is what I came up with.
 I used my new set Butterflies and Blossoms. Colored them with my copics.  Colored the butterfly twice and popped it up with some pop dots. Added some sparkle to the center of the flowers and put my big white silk bow on the front. 
Thanks for stopping by again today. 


Quick post today, I have to go to the dentist this morning.

I made this card for the Critter Sketch Challenge, we were to use fancy folds. The Stamping boutique is sponsoring this challenge.
I went with the Tri fold card. IRL this is super cute, Cynthia wings are all sparkly and so are the red and white mushrooms. 

I had a hard time getting a good picture due to the fold. For the inside of this card I also used a matching paper. Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out the Critter sketch challenge and show us you Fancy folds!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bunny Hop.

Happy Tuesday. Today is a much more relaxed day. Yesterday was just crazy. The only thing I had to do today was take the do to the groomer. which happens to be by one of my favorite scrapbook stores!  Now Guinness smells much better and is very handsome and I have some new papers.
I have been wanting to play along with Stamp fairy challenge for a few weeks and just have not had the chance. So today I made time to do their sketch.

 Here is my take on the sketch:

I used the image from Stamp fairy  called Easter Bunny. Which is just super adorable. Oh they are also having a big sale 50% off! Yahooo!
My paper is from My Minds Eye. My flowers are hand made.  Thanks for stopping by would love to hear what you think. Have a great day.

Born in the USA!

Happy Tuesday! 
I wish I could say I am having a great break, On Monday, I ran my behind off! The day started at 8AM  One kid here, another there. Then they both had ortho appointments. Rush home for a 1/2 hr  and then off again to go to percussion lessons. Then my son wanted to go to Best buy and buy his computer (he has been saving for about 2 years). I sure hope today is much better! 

Today is the 5th of the month so that means that is Doodle Pantry release day! Laurie has done it again, some great new images and a few pre-colored with super papers. 

I picked this cute image from the Set called Firecracker bugs. This adorable guy is celebrating with his little snake firework. This set is available from Doodle Pantry, Laurie is celebrating her birthday as well as the one year anniversary at Doodle Pantry, by giving 40% off! So be sure to stop by and pick up some fun images. Enjoy your day!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 95.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sensational Sketch with SCH

Hello! Today at Sugar Creek Hollow we are working with a sketch. The ever talented Sharon has drawn up a sketch for us to use.
For this sketch I use the new image from SCH -April flower of the month.
I removed the frame that goes around the flower of the month and just went with the flowers and the words. My papers are a vintage toile  and matching plaid paper that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you can stop on over SCH and join in on the sketch! 

It's a Birthday, It's a Birthday!

It's Christy  Dillman's Birthday! Christy is our DT manager over at The Stamping Boutique.  To celebrate we are having a blog hop, not just any blog hop....we have all sent Christy our cards so she gets to see them first. 
For my card I used Audrey Presents from The Stamping Boutique.  I colored Audery with my copics and The sketch is from Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge #11o.
I have turned the sketch to accommodate the image. My flower is something I learned over at Linda Coughlin blog -  The  Funkie Junkie.
Here is the list for the Hop:
MelissaAmandaAletha,  ChristyColleen,  Collette,  Crystal, Dardi,  Dawn, Heide Your Here, Jeanne,  Jennifer, Kecia, Marie, Michelle, MirandaRhonda, Sara,  Suzi,  
The Stamping Boutique 
After visiting all the blogs, be sure to stop by TSB and leave a comment you could will some great TSB images! 
So I hope you have fun  and a Big Happy Birthday to Christy!