Saturday, August 04, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Week 22: Something Old & Something New

Happy Saturday Friends!!
This week at Sugar Creek Hollow we would like to see you use something Old (something you forgot about it in your stash) with something New.  I know that won't be hard for anyone that I know....LOL.  Once you have found your something old and something new, create something in the Vintage or Shabby Chic style and come link up with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
This worked out wonderfully for me, because I was really wanting to create a journal with a calendar for myself this week...LOL.  I have a pile of notebooks I bought back in 2010 when I first got into scrapbooking.  I just happen to run across them the other day!  Plus my BOLB (best online buddy) Carol just did one not to long ago.  Here is my new Journal/Daily planner/ what ever I need to jot down
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"Important Dates in my Extraordinary Life"
My NEW items are two images from the new August Digital Ephemera set Edwardian Beauties from Gecko Galz.  The Frame is from the Frames Collection digital collage sheet from Gecko Galz..
You will see that I used these same images to create new "Winner badges for Gecko Galz" in my upper right blog column.
I used GIMP, Inkscape, Sign cut and my Black Cat Cougar and the "print and cut feature" to print and cut out all of my die cuts!  I distressed all my edges with a craft knife, then used Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink.  I found some pink fabric rosette trim that I had forgot about and added two of the rosettes to my piece.    The tiny pink roses are also from my stash.I have used my favorite champagne flatback pearls, brown blingy bling mesh, small ivory mulberry roses, ivory pearl sprays, ivory drop pearl trim, ivory leaf trim and gorgeous pink cameo from Pro 31 Designs!
The seam binding came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used it to create a bow on both sides.  One to hold my pen (which I used my perfect medium pen here as an example), the other will tie my journal shut when not in use :0).  I am working on a calendar (sheet for each month) to slip in behind the frame.  I am very please with how it turned out!!

As always (at least the last month) I will be sharing with 

I will even join some other challenges this week

Reasonable ribbon:  Bling and Ribbon

I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge this week at 

Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Love this, I have a weakness for journals, notebooks, etc and yours is divine. Love those ladies and your new badges. What a gorgeous frame! Creating a calender page with this is a great idea. Hope you are having a great weekend.

  2. Heather i think this is my all time fave thing you have ever created, it is super stunning. i love it so much. gorgeous work. your a very talented lady my friend

  3. absolutely stunning, as usual, Heather! fantastic fussy cutting!

  4. Wow, love your journal diary. All the details are gorgeous.
    Yvonne x

  5. Anonymous10:19 PM

    What an absolutely GORGEOUS piece!!!!!

  6. Anonymous3:03 AM

    Wow, what a beautiful journal, stunning work..thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  7. Stunning! Fabulous work with all the pearls. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  8. Gorgeous journal...your flowers are stunning, as is your whole it....thanks for playing with the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  9. Com certeza suas anotações ficaram mais lindas neste maravilhoso caderno...amei suas imagens tão belas e femininas...teu estilo, como sempre, é maravilhoso com todas suas pérolas!

  10. Hi Heather! I saw your project on MIM...and had to come for a closer look! It's so elegant and romantic!

  11. Beautiful journal. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  12. Your journal is beautiful! I love the addition of the pen tied to it, clever! Also loving the pearl's dropping from her hair!
    Hugs BOLB!

  13. Such a glamorous, shabby chic journal... what a beautiful creation, every detail a joy!
    Alison x

  14. Fun project. Great detail.

    Thanks for joining us over at DCD.


  15. Heather what a gorgeous project, it blows the doors off!!!!You know that I love journals and just WOW!!! this is a stunner. I'm glad that I saw it at MIM so I could take a peek! Love ya girlie!!!

  16. OH MY!!Awesome , amazing images , layering cutting and embellishing ..Beautiful journal .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  17. Very beautiful. Love the Gibson girls. Great details

  18. Heather, That is so exquisite!!! Just gorgeous!!!! Love it, love it , love it!!

    Mary Beth

  19. Stunning card Heather. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  20. Anonymous6:21 AM

    This is very pretty Heather. You sure packed in a lot of details. Have you started filling it in yet? The first thing you should schedule is making more journals to put in your Etsy shop...then we can all have one! Hugs and luv from your BFF.


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