Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Week 42 & Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: Anything Goes and Ribbon

Happy Pink Saturday Friends!!
Today I am doing another "Two in One" Post.
It is Week 42 at Sugar Creek Hollow...and we have an Excellent Challenge for you this week!!
We would love to see you create Gift Boxes, Gift Bags or Enclosures in a Vintage or Shabby Chic style.
This ties in so well with the "Anything goes and Ribbon challenge" that starts today at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  So I thought instead of two posts...I would do one.
I just love the little Christmas Gift bag that I created below!  It is Vintage, Shabby and for one of my favorite online Peeps!  Actually I call her my BOLB (bestest on line buddy).  She knows who she I don't have to mention that...LOL.  I was trying to think of what to make her...and I was SOOO happy when she "Sticky Noted" my Mitten I took it out of my etsy shop..and will be sticking it in this little gift bag :0).  
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There are so many goodies on this little creation that I want to share with you!
Lets start out with the fabulous vintage post card from Gecko Galz!!  I just LOVE this month's sets of vintage post cards...Leanne really out did herself this month!!  I used one of the digital papers from last month's digital paper pack, to create my little text boxes.
I used a lot of goodies from Really Reasonable Ribbon!!  Bonnie has the shabbiest ribbon assortment out this month!!  
I used the Pink and white polka dot ribbon and aqua diamond from the December KOTM as well as the  white pom pom trim and chocolate & marshmallow candi and candi foam dots.  The chocolate & marshmallow candies look like little brads....I LOVE them!!
Here you can see the sweet little text boxes I made with the Gecko Galz Digi Paper and vintage post card image.  I started off with a big bitty pink polka dot bag from RRR, used some more candi  and candi foam pads, and score tape to adhere everything together.  I embellished with my hand painted holly leaves, and moss green jute trim and May Arts moss green leaves trims all from RRR.
I inked all my edges with Ranger's Vintage photo distress inks.  I used a couple stamps from Gecko galz "Garden Mandela acrylic stamp set" a random pattern of snowflakes on the bag.  You can see one of them located at the center bottom of the bag below.
I used more ribbon from this months assortment, and some fushia curly ribbon and peppermint baker's twine as well as pink leaves all from RRR.
I also created a few ornaments for my tree.  I started out with some cut out shapes, painted them pink and then added some roses!
I used the fushia curly ribbon and new coral double faced satin ribbons to add some shabbiness to my Ornaments!!

 Well....I hope that one of these creations inspires you to come and play along at Sugar Creek Hollow or Really Reasonable Ribbon this week!!  Not only that ...if you use a Gecko Galz image or one from one of my collage can take part in MY Challenge here...for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Gecko Galz!!

Also I want to let you know that we have a Guest Designer at SCH this week ....Jytte and it would be so sweet of you to stop by her blog and leave her some love!

Sugar Creek Hollow will be taking a break for the Holiday season, so this will be our last challenge of the year!  We will start back up on Saturday January 5th!!

I will be playing along in some challenges too!!
(snowman in my digi image)
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Your card is beautiful and I just LOVE the rose you added to the handmade ornament.

  2. heather this is just amazing i love the papers and those images are ever do you create those pages.... i'm getting a new computer for christmas and i would love to learn how to make papers and images maybe you could teach me...always a pleasure to see your work...lizzi

  3. Anonymous9:19 AM

    OMG OMG OMG.....STUNNING isn't even a good enough word.....this is BEYOND BEAUTIFUL Heather!!!! I absolutely LOVE your ART...You are a truly truly gifted ARTist my friend!!!! So so gorgeous!!!!

  4. OMG, I just found your blog through your RRR post as I was updating my challenge spreadsheet. How have I not discovered you before? This is a fantastic blog and has just shot up to my No. 1 favorite! Your creations are making me swoon, and you have so many useful tutorials. Sure wish I had discovered you when I first set my own blog up, but better late than never! Your card and project designs are delightful and I love how you describe exactly what you did to achieve your effects. I will be spending a long time going back through your posts - you do fantastic work and you may count me as your newest follower! Now to go check out Sugar Creek Hollow - I can tell I'm going to love them too!

  5. Wow, grande post today heather. Thanks for sharing all the deets to get the look!!! Very magical projects.
    ava g

  6. i am always amazed when I pop in ...your talent is so gorgeous! love both of these...your details are simply incredible (-:

  7. Those ornaments are gorgeous!!! Love the glittery shimmer & shabby chic perfection!

  8. Ooo, yay me! I can't wait to hang my new ornament on my tree! And this bag is yummy too!
    I agree, LeeAnne outdid herself this month with the vintage postcards! Love them!
    All the layers you've added to the bag are wonderful!
    Ooo... aahhh... I love the ornaments you made for your tree too! Such glittery loveliness!
    BOLB Hugs!!!

  9. Both your projects are fantastic. The gift bag looks awesome with all those vintage details.
    Yvonne x

  10. Oh my goodness Heather ... such stunning creations ... I love the vintage postcard with the snowman ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

  11. Perfection as always Heather! I especially love the vintage postcards and on my way to check them out. I went to RRR and looked at the shop, should I say thank you????lol! Love all of the touches of ribbon and the ornaments are too beautiful for words. (Already had my eye on that coral ribbon, now it is a must) Wishing you a fabulous Christmas my friend.

  12. I love this ..very sweet and I especially love the vintage postcard, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  13. these are simply beautiful.. great job..

  14. Anonymous12:55 AM

    LOVE the vintage postcard!! Your creations are adorable!Thank You for sharing your adorable creations this week at CCCB :-)

  15. wow that is stunning! thank you so much for sharing with us at Tuesday alchemy x

  16. Hey Heather. Great creation, so many details and colours! Thank you for joining in on the LLC challenge :)

  17. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Pretty pretty pretty. Carol is a lucky girl to be getting these giftys. Love all the little details and the glitter. Huggs from your BFF G

  18. That vintage postcard looks so pretty. Love your creation. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  19. Anonymous8:18 AM

    Both projects are stunning Heather. The vintage postcard on your bag is gorgeous. Love all the embellishments and layers - gorgeous! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and may peace, hope, and love be this season's gift to you!
    Amelia x

  20. Beautiful gift bag and ornament Heather. I love the postcards and the ribbons are to die for! On my way to Jytte's blog now.


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