Saturday, June 09, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Week #15

Happy Saturday!!
We have a fun challenge this week at 
"Create your own Paper"
We ask that you find some paper, and make it your own.  Stamp it, paint it, emboss it, alter it and use at least one piece of it your project this week.

I hope you will find some time to make a card, tag, altered piece the Shabby Chic, Vintage or Primitive style and play along with us!

I decided to use a Digital ATC that I created in GIMP.  Here it is in digital format below.  I used the one with the bird on it.  I used a polka dot brush, and a criss cross style brush to create the back ground of the ATC.  I then used a Frame, blue bird and roses image from the Graphic Fairy that I altered a little and added to my digital collage.  If you are interested in learning how to create your own digital papers etc, you can check out my
GIMP tutorials.  Once you learn the basics, you can take that information and create your own papers.
Here is my Easel Card below.
I used some of my favorite colors to create a Birthday Card for one of my best painting friends Marybeth.
I distressed the edges of all my pieces and inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, by Ranger.  I used some GLITZ paper for the base of my card.  It was pink and white striped, and I added some vintage photo polka dots (I LOVE polka dots).
I used a spellbinders die with some light blue Stampin Up card stock.  Used my favorite Champagne pearls, Pink rosette, crystal wheat sprays and May Arts Leaf trim from Pro 31 Designs.  I just love how the pearls add to the spellbinder's die!!  I also used some brown and white baker's twine, from my win at the 

Here you will see some more of my fave Champagne pearls, pink rosettes, ivory mulberry roses and May arts leaf trim.  As well as a button and some flower shaped beaded trim.  The light blue piece is a smaller spellbinders die.
Here is my card opened.  You can see that yummy GLITZ paper that I bought from my Best Friend's Scrapbook Store 
Polly's Paper Studio.  I just inked the edges and added some polka dots.
Pink and brown is one of my favorite color combos!!  Here it is in "display mode"
It is all beautiful and vintagey!!  I hope she likes it.
(I know she will, she loves all my
I hope that you have some time to create your own designer paper in a Vintage, Shabby Chic or Primitive Style, and play with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow!

We have a Guest Designer this week,
Kimberly Morrow

She earned her G.D. Spot with the beautiful card below.
Don't you just LOVE it!!  You could be one of our Guest come and play!!
(just click on the photo to go to her blog post about this beauty).
Thank you for Visiting!!
I really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave!!


  1. Love your card! Come by and LIKE my new Facebook page.

  2. Anonymous10:14 AM

    Mary Beth is going to love that card! I know I do. The details are just fabulous. You know my birthday is tomorrow right??? LOL Just kidding. No really. Thanks for the shop mention. You should hop over and play along with my getting to know you comment challenge.

  3. Downright gorgeous! Love all the details!

  4. Wow, gorgeous card, loving all the details. Yvonne

  5. This is a wonderful card! She is going to love it! I like the brown/pink combo too, so pretty together!

  6. wow this is so special Heather, so many delis details

  7. Oh wow Heather this is stunning!! Beautiful, vintage style - love how you customised your patterned paper too! Your best friend will absolutely adore this I'm certain!. Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week

  8. Wonderful embellished card. Takes my breath away. Thank you for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Friendship challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown

  9. This is so beautiful Heather, I love how you've put all the elements together - it's stunning.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Great idea, completely charming result lucky person who receives this. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  11. Gorgeous, Heather! Thanks for joining in the "Friendship" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope you'll play again and again in our challenges. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  12. A wonderful creation, so beautifully put together. Love all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

  13. Beautiful!!!! As always your embellishments are perfection and you've made me a polka dot fan! thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room my friend!

  14. So many gorgeous details to this card, its simply gorgeous!

    DYSU Design Team

  15. I knew you would rock this challenge, just right up your alley. You made my fave, an easel card. I love the polka dots on the stripe paper!Your ATC framed with the Fleur de lis is beautiful. Great job as always!!!
    Have a great week, hugs....Patti

  16. Hey Heather, love the card!! It is as gorgeous and perfect as you are!! Looking forward to getting and sharing it with my friends. They will be so jealous. It will be a keepsake to be displayed for years to come. (You know I won't part with anything you make!!)

    Mary Beth

  17. Beautiful card with awesome details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.



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