Saturday, January 05, 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow week 43 "Celebrate Something New"

Hello Friends!!
I hope that everyone enjoyed their Holidays!!
This is our first week back at Sugar Creek Hollow, and this week we would like to see you use the theme of "Celebrating Something New" in your vintage or shabby chic style creations.  It can be a new baby, new love, new name it!  Here is a picture of my project below.
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I used some fabulous images from Gecko Galz.  The Baby Mine collage sheets, and the Alter it collections (Bingo card). I did a lot of altering of the images with GIMP.  

I used a blank card base, topped it with some patterned paper, next I used a page from an old book that my BFF Ginny gave me, and used one of my favorite spellbinder dies.  I inked all my edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink.  I embellished my card with the Aqua diamond ribbon, celery crochet lace, moss green leaves, Juliet lace, and Chocolate marshmallow candees and foam pads all from Really Reasonable Ribbon!  Sorry about all the glue gun stragglers...I really need to start wearing my glasses...LOL.
I also used some ivory mulberry flowers, champagne pearls, vintage buttons and aqua blue seed beads from my stash.
As far as the altering of the images, I did all of that in GIMP. I changed the color of the bingo card, and used only 4 rows and got rid of the Bingo at the top (I decided to use the spellbinder die, so it didn't fit with the BINGO).  
The "Baby Blocks" each had an animal with them, and were placed differently, so I had to re-create parts of the blocks and get rid of the other animals before I was able to place them horizontally.  I really love how the overall feel of my card turned out!!  Soft and Vintage...and a little shabby!

Since we are talking about celebrating something new....I have created a new blog background.  I used the January Bit's and Pieces Collection for my images and my blog columns were created using the Star crossed Digi Paper pack from Gekco Galz.

I can't wait to see what you come up with this week, and don't forget to link up with us at 
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Fantastic job! Your card turned out so wonderful. Love the vintage baby and all your little details.

  2. Gorgeous card Heather! Love all the ribbons and pearls, what an awesome combination. Sweet baby image and I love how you altered the blocks too! The new blog background looks perfect too! ~Diane

  3. Wonderful work combining product, layering and ribbon.

  4. wow! crammed with vintage detail- love it! debi x

  5. Gorgeous card, love all the details and the adorable image.
    Happy New Year.
    Yvonne x

  6. Love this project, Heather! Such amazing details!!

  7. Gorgeous Heather!

  8. A lovely card with fabulous details.

  9. Lovely, when I bought my Fleur de lis dies I didn't think I would use them very much but they are one of my faves as well. Love all of the layers and those blue beads are perfect. I just changed my blog header and bg as well, Love yours! Your images and background have so much texture.
    Hope you are having a good week.


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather