Saturday, June 21, 2014

Flowers Challenge at SCH sponsored by Doodle Pantry

Hi! The new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow starting today is "Flowers" and we have a sponsor: Doodle Pantry! You have two weeks to create something vintage or shabby chic and post it at SCH! I made this card with "Morning Glory" digi from Doodle Pantry.

This is my last card as a Design Team member. I am illustrating another children's book and I need to focus on that for awhile! I want to thank Cec for giving me an opportunity to be on the team for the past year. I have learned so much from the gifted artists on the team and all of you who participate in the challenges! You will still see me around the Hollow!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hambo Hoedown's Monthly Challenge: Summer!

Hi! I think we're all really happy that the Hoedown is back on a monthly basis! The theme for June is SUMMER. I used Hambo Stamps' "Wee Henry Snorkel" digi for my summer fun card:

Digi: Hambo Stamps "Wee Henry Snorkel"
Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder "Bubbles"
Glossy Accents
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment!

OWH Sketch & ODBD June challenge

Welcome! Here's my card for this week's Sketch #228 at the Stars & Stamps blog and also for the Our Daily Bread Designs June challenge to use dies or punches:

Sketch 228 (turned)
Sentiment rubber stamp
DP: Recollections (Michael's)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Basic A2 Matting dies
Fiskars border punch
Martha Stewart tiny butterflies punch

Saturday, June 7, 2014

"Feeling Buggy" Challenge at CIE

I made this card for Cards In Envy's current challenge: "Feeling Buggy"!  When I read that our "buggy" creation doesn't have to be bugs,  I remembered this fun baby buggy digi from Hambo Stamps in my collection:

DP: Recollections (Michael's)
Sentiment: Wood-mounted rubber stamp (will check name of mfr.)
Pearl Pen

Here Comes the Bride: New challenge at SCH

Welcome! The new challenge starting today at Sugar Creek Hollow is "Here Comes the Bride", so perfect for the month of June! You have two week to make something vintage or shabby chic. Here is the card I made as a member of the Design Team; I love this old cover from "The Farmer's Wife Magazine" and the DP is "Divine" by Prima.

Thanks for stopping by; have fun creating!

Friday, June 6, 2014

OWH BBQ Challenge: Cheeseburger time

Welcome! The OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge is BBQ and challenge host Allison reprised Nancy K.'s fun cheeseburger tutorial! You can make the cheeseburger or anything BBQ-related but I remembered how much fun Nancy's cheeseburger was to make so I had to try it again:

I made my cheeseburger out of paper, instead of using ribbon/lace for the "lettuce". I just randomly cut some green paper for the lettuce. I used a white colored pencil to highlight the edges of the bun; I also used the white pencil to put little sesame seed dots on the bun and added Glossy Accents. I also put GA on the tomato, cheese, onion and pickle because I thought they needed a little something shiny! I just realized I forgot to add a little red to the ladybugs (a tiny old wood stamp I have). The cheeseburger is really fun and easy to make!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Tag challenge at Tim Holtz

I really really was going to sit down to tackle a "work" project today; then I got pleasantly distracted by Tim Holtz' blog and his "Twelves Tags of 2014 - June" challenge! I've never participated before this but I thought his technique looked fun and beautiful. Even his wrinkly bow technique was fun! This is how my tag turned out. It was just plain fun and I have the inky fingers to prove it!

All Tim Holtz products except Martha Stewart punched-out butterflies, pearls, Prima brads and rayon seam binding. I hope with practice I'll get better at the Tim Holtz-inspired style! Thanks for visiting.

OWH Sketch Challenge

Hello! I recently ordered two of Sandy Allnock's "Ciara's Friends" collection. The stamps I used for this card are from the set "Oliver and Shayla". I had some coloring issues but I didn't want to discard my work so I did a little piecing and gave her a purple headband. I just love this image. I thought the star paper would be fitting for a hero to send a hug home.

I used this week's Sketch 227B:

Looking forward to using this and other Sandy stamp sets soon. I ordered mine from Simon Says Stamp; you can also get them at Whimsy Stamps. Thanks for visiting!

"Get Some Texture" challenge at A Vintage Journey

Here is a card I made for the "Get Some Texture" challenge at A Vintage Journey. I think it would make a nice Father's Day card or masculine birthday:

Tim Holtz products used:
Collage 8x8 paper stash
Texture Fades Bubble embossing folder
Words Remnant rubs
Salvage Stickers French Industrial 
Vintage Photo distress ink
Glossy Accents
Bo Bunny star brad
This is an A2 sized card.
Thanks for stopping by!