Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Preview Week

Hello sweet, dear readers.
I'm so excited to share a card using a new release from Sugar Creek Hollow with you. This week has been full of sneak peeks from the design team. Please take a moment to visit the store blog and the designer's blogs to learn more about them. You can find the list at the bottom of my post.

We are supposed to share a little bit about ourselves as part of this week long blog hop. I find it so hard to talk about myself. I'd much rather hear all about you. But here goes.
I've been married to hubby for 10 years in March and we are so lucky to have a little man in our life who is 3 and is my heart's joy. We have 3 furry pups that belong to us as well.
(and here I sit softly tapping the keys of my laptop, the blogging equivalent of twiddling ones thumbs)
I started stamping almost a decade ago too. And after taking a hiatus for about 5 years, I discovered it again once I became a stay-at-home mom. I love being able to take a peek at what other stampers are creating and share my creations too. I'm looking for 2010 to bring new ways to bless someone with the talents that the Lord has given me.
I am ♥ thrilled ♥ to be designing with the other girls at Sugar Creek Hollow. It's such a delight to be part of a group of women who love God - they inspire me every day, they lift me up every day. I know that it is a little gift from God to me to be part of something this special. I'd love to thank Tracy for selecting me to be part of her first team and the rest of the girls for their love, support and creativity. They are so amazingly, awesomely talented.
Besides stamping, I love to read. Growing up I always had my nose buried in a book. I'll read just about anything if I'm bored enough. I used to be strictly a mystery (Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden anyone) or romance (I like knowing there is a happy ending one the last page) girl until I took a Juvenile Literature class in college. We were required to read every genre out there it opened up whole new worlds to me. While Science Fiction isn't the first thing I reach for, I no longer turn my nose up at it. Lately I've completely wrapped up in what I think of as "guy" lit -- Tom Clancy, James Patterson and those Sue Grafton alphabet murders. Sudoku is one of the coolest games. Mahjong also - if I could find a handheld version of that to play in bed I'd be a happy girl.
I'm way too analytical, fiercely loyal until you break my heart for 478th time, and really good at keeping secrets. I have bad traits too but I don't feel like sharing them today. LOL!

This quilting set was such fun to work with. There are so many ways to use this set.

I began by opening the quilt in Photoshop and proceeded to "paper piece" or "quilt" the design using some free digital papers from Shabby Princess (Happy Go Lucky kit).  Then I printed it out on some cardstock that had a slight texture, trimmed and mounted it to my card base.
I played with adding some buttons but they just looked out of place to me. I really liked the quilt image alone on the base. It reminds me of quilts on display.
There are 3 images in this set and Joseline, our DT coordinator, challenged us to use all 3 on a card. I added the other 2 stamps on the inside. Take a look.

That's it from me for now. I am pretty sure it's the longest post I've ever written. I hope you enjoyed it!


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cassie,i love your papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cheri Howard said...

Pretty card, Cassie! The "papers" you used remind me of a Depression era quilt!

I think you've got me addicted to digital paper piecing, 'cuz I made a completely digital card yesterday by digi piecing it! =D

marsha said...

Beautiful card Cassie! The colors are just beautiful and great bio!
Hugs, Marsha

Nancy said...

Fantastic card, Cassie!! I just love the way you used the papers!! Amazing! And, so nice to get to know you a little better!! I too am a reader, so we should compare notes sometime!!

Lesli said...

Very pretty card Cassie! I loved enjoyed you mini biography! I absolutely love to read too - I always have a book nearby!

Primitive Paper said...

Cassie, I love how you showed us differnt views of this card with your photos. The colors are just grand!

Kim Marie said...

Cassie! What a sweet comment left on my blog! I LOVE that your DH would find the marry me hearts in the conversational heart box! That is SO romantic ;)

Your quilt card is beautiful....Love the paper is in my fav 5 list of techniques and you pulled it off beautifully!

Have a wonderful Valentine's day!
Kim Marie

Danni said...

Love learning more about you. Beautiful card!

Megan at PPC said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous card! Please check out my blog candy and NEW color combo challenge at

-Megs :)

Debby said...

Gorgeous with a capital G! Lovely. I have a hard time talking about myself too. You done good. It's always nice to know a little more about our blogging friends.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card! It is so lovely. I like the paper piercing. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!
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Joseline said...

Great card Cassie. Thanks for sharing and I'm so glad you are part of our team!