Saturday, November 13, 2010

Joy to the World! Sensational Saturdays with Sugar Creek Hollow

Good morning and welcome to Sensational Saturday's with Sugar Creek Hollow. Today, we have a great color challenge for you. Though the colors did pose a bit of a challenge for me I LOVE to make my Christmas card with non-traditional holiday colors so this was right up my alley.  Here are the colors we were given to work with.

Here is the card that I created with these colors and the beautiful SCH image Joy to the World.   As you may know, I work in a school.  This past week the library was throwing out some outdated atlases.  (I don't think some of the countries even exist anymore!)  I figured I could come up with something to do with them!  When I got home I started thinking of the SCH Joy to the World stamp.  What better to use with a stamp about "the world" than a map as a background.  I used a page from the index as my first BG layer and then an actual map for behind my image.  Since we're talking about recycling materials I have also used paper from an old sewing pattern that was sent to me by Tracy, the owner of SCH.  I used it to make my poinsettia flower since it was very close to one of the challenge colors.

Digi Stamps are the greatest ever, because they can be sized to what ever you would like and you can print them any color you would like. There is a tutorial on using digi stamps HERE at our store if you would like to view it.  I also created a tutorial for changing the color of digis HERE Crafter's Digital Art Center if you'd like to view that. 

I have changed the color of the black Joy to the World image and made it pink to go along with my challenge colors.  It's so easy to do and makes the SCH digis so versatile.

Now, HERE are some ideas from the rest of our team using these four colors. You can also enter your card in our challenge after you have viewed what the other ladies have made for you. Follow the instructions given once you have gone HERE.

Card makings:
Image & Country Crinkle Ribbon:
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Spellbinders label dies & poinsettia die
velvet and eyelet lace ribbons
leaf punch
jewelry findings and beads
Diamond Dust
Stick pin
distressing tool
paper from atlas
sewing pattern paper
Stampin' Up: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Bashful
Blue, Pink Pirouette
Unknown light gray paper

I have entered this card in the following challenges...
Southern Girls (Transport/Travel)
ABC Challenge Blog (H is for Holiday)
Stamp & Create (Christmas/ Holiday card)
Ginger Snaps (Sewing Notions)
Paper Play Challenges (Ribbon, Lace & Flowers)
Cute Card Thursdays (Anything Goes)
Scrap-Creations (Christmas)
Digistamps4joy (Inspired by Christmas/ the Holiday Season)
One Stitch at a Time (Winter Wonderland)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog (Make it vintage)


Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is so very, very pretty Renee! Love how you used the atlas in combination with this image - could not make a better fit! Thanks for the inspiration!


Donna Moore said...

Well, you certainly nailed this challenge in a 5 star way! I love the use of the map, your layers, and that beautiful corner treatment! Gorgeous card!!

Mary Duffek said...


Primitive Paper said...

This is totally GOR-GEE-OUS!!!! I want an atlas now...teehee! You certainly have a way with softer colors Renee....that is YOUR thing. This photo is so pretty as well.

marsha said...

Fabulous Renee! What a gorgeous design and that button just grabs your attention. Fantastic job with the color combo, love the softness of your colors!

Sharon Basel said...

What a creative touch to use the atlas papers! Love the rich details of this card Renee. You have such a flair for that. The button is darling in the sentiment and the embellishments like the sparkly leaves and stick pin are lovely.

Deb said...

fabulous card, very creative, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Heide said...

Oh This is just STUNNING! I love the saying and what you did with papers and the flowers is just perfect. Love all your layering too!

jonim52 said...

Love how you put all the layers together.

Dawn Edwards said...

Love this card. The atlas was a perfect fit for this image. Your have rocked this weeks Challenge, beautiful card.

Julie said...

Gorgeous! I love all the textures on your card, and the details are fabulous!


sue said...

The colours and layers have all come together so beautifully! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Clare Brown said...

stunning card and so loving the button detail.Thanks for sharing this week at abc challenge.

hugs Clare x

Jill said...

Love all those roughed up edges!! Thanks for joining with us over at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Viv said...

Beautiful !Love the recycled atlas etc! Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv x

karenw said...

I'm jealous, I would love an old atlas, the images in them can be wonderful!!! Love this card, beautifully layered. thanks for playing with us at southern girls.

Chocolate Orange said...

Oooooh thats beautiful !!

Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our Winter Wonderland challenge. Good Luck !!

Choccy x

Cec said...

Fabulous and I suggest that you should get the Green Queen of the Year award with your recycling.

Mary C said...

Rennee' this card is beautiful. I love that you did it in soft pastel colors. A wonderful simple elegance. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Julie said...

Such gorgeous colours you hae used,love how you've used the distress inks! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Southern Girls.Have a great week,Julie.x

Shirley said...

Such a gorgeous card and lovely co-ordinated colours. I love the modern vintage look and you have created it beautifully here.
Thank you so much for entering your lovely work and we hope to see more in our forthcoming challnges.


**Farrah** said...

Oh I love how you recycled old maps! Your card has so much depth, I love it!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!!

Peggy said...

Wow. I love the colors and the layout on this card. Great Job!! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

sparklygirl-Tina said...


This is a great card with lots of interesting layers and fits our vintage challenge over at Kaboodle Doodle so well. Thanks for joining us.


Cammy said...

So very pretty -- love your colors! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Patricia said...

Very pretty, Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

Alicia said...

This is lovely! Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls this fortnight.
Alicia xx

Gemma said...

a gorgeous christmas creation! Thanks for joining in the challenge this fortnight at Digistamps 4 Joy, hope to see you again next time! Gemma :)

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful colors on this card, not traditional Christmas colors but absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

Melanie M said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the colours you used. Thank you for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy

jo said...

Gorgeous pastel creation!!