Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow has Christmas Blog Candy

Welcome to my Sugar Creek Hollow post.  
Please REMEMBER we are a VINTAGE/SHABBY CHIC challenge!

The holiday season is upon us and we all know that Christmas is a time
for gift giving. Thanks to Tracy, the generous owner of Sugar Creek Hollow, we
are pleased to offer a gift for one lucky person this Christmas - a
Cricut® Personal Die Cutting Machine along with a George Basic
Shapes Cartridge. The random winner will be selected on Christmas Eve
from the entries for all the weekly challenges posted from
November 5th to December 17th.

The rules are easy:
  • You must enter a card into at least one of the Sugar Creek Hollow
    challenges posted between November 5th and December 17th to be eligible
    for the draw. The more entries you make following the challenge theme
    and rules as listed on the sidebar, the more chances you get to win.
    Since you can enter 3 cards each week that is a possible 21 chances to
  • You must post the photo above on your sidebar and link it to this
    post on the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog. The linked photo is to
    remain on your blog until December 24th.
  • You do not have to be a follower but we would love it if you become
    one because we have great challenges each week with wonderful
    inspiration from our designers and we would not want you to miss
So come to visit each Saturday to see what challenge we have for you and
then enter your wonderful creations so you can be included in the draw
for this fabulous Christmas Candy.

This week, being the first Saturday of the month our challenge
is to turn trash into treasure.  That means taking something you
would have thrown out of recycled and turn it into something

I'm calling my project GARBAGE GALORE!
There's a reason for that.  I've used 4 (YES FOUR) pieces
of trash on my bag.

The bag came from a purchase at our local
little "Corner Drug Store",  the chain came from
the tag on my son's new ski jacket,  the tag is made with
a card from a video store that went out of business (don't
need that anymore!) and the ribbon came from a
sweater that got a tear in it that I wasn't able to

I apologize for the next couple of poor photos.
I was lonely for my husband so I brought all of my
supplies from my craft room up to our family room to
be with him.  The lighting is poor craft lighting.  I didn't
realize how bad these photos turned out until I uploaded
them the next day.  By then they were assembled and glued
onto my bag so I couldn't retake them.

I used a Spellbinders die to make my poinsettia.
The silver sprigs were the "leftovers" (hey!  more trash)
that I popped out of my Victorian Flourish that I used
on the bag.

Here are the rest of the elements that I used
on the bag.  The mattes and leaves are from Spellbinders.
The Victorian Romance Flourish is from and the smaller flourish
is from My Favorite Things.

Here is the flower all assembled.

I used the video card to make the tag.
More Spellbinders dies but the "Merry Christmas"
stamp out and are behind it.  The stamp is
a clear $1 stamp.  There are some Stickles in
the center of the flowers.

The border along the top was made with a Martha Stewart
border punch.  The little metal Christmas Tree came from a
set but I can't remember who made them.


Patti P. said...

Getting ready to leave for the day, but couldn't wait to give you the award for the most used elements, way to go!!! Your flowers are gorgeous on this and I love the dollar stamp, beautiful font. Sorry about the sweater but it sure made a beautiful bow for your gift bag. Have a great day!

marsha said...

Renee, what a great job gathering all that "trash"! I love your gorgeous flowers and every little detail you added - just stunning!

America said...

Striking creation! FAB finds for this and what a great tutorial! :)