Saturday, July 19, 2008

Inspiration Everywhere!!

Good Saturday afternoon everyone! Hope you're all having a splendid day! It is hotter than hot here today--and we have a pool party to go to in an hour, lovely! Hopefully it will start cooling off a bit, we'll see. I just wanted to thank everyone again for participating in my blog candy--it was fun seeing what everyone's answers to the question were. Although I'm a bit embarassed to say how long it can take me to make just 1 card after reading all of your answers. But I'm an honest kinda gal and & I won't lie to ya'--it can take me anywhere from 30 mins (simple cards) to up to 3 1/2 hrs (most of my cards lie in between). Of course that's with interruptions like potty breaks, taking the dogs out and attending to my kids needs (or whines :)). I almost never leave a card for the next day, once I have my idea I like to run w/ it. I always pick out my stamp first and then move on to the dp, after that it's all up in the air as far as what I do next. If I really like a sketch challenge I'll try that out, but sometimes my cards take on a life of their own, ya know? I never glue down anything until I have all my elements in place, which can take me awhile because I like to fidget w/ it & try different things (not to mention my perfectionism butting in)! Anyhoo...

My card for today started with some inspiration I got from the cover of this catalog. If you've heard me blab before, you know how much I love French Country and toile fabric (even my craft room curtains are b&w toile)--love it! So when I saw this cover, I remembered that I had some BoBunny toile dp that would match (I have just about every toile dp there is on the market-lol). I also wanted to participate in 2 challenges again, the first one being the Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge and the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #8. The Sarah Kay challenge is using a sketch and Spoon Full of Sugar is to make a card for girls using Sugar Nellie stamps. I really liked the chairs tied with ribbon/fabric in the inspiration piece so I tried to incorporate that into the card-I didn't have gingham ribbon to match so I just used white satin instead. This stamp is called "My Sweet Lil" from Sarah Kay that I got from Sweet 'n Sassy. If you're looking to get some of these stamps(becuz Sweet 'n Sassy is sold out right now) try because they are getting a whole bunch in on July 20th. I colored her with Copics and added Diamond Glaze to the hair bows and ball for shine. The cs and polka dot dp are from PTI and the ribbon is from American Crafts. The sentiment is from Verve Stamp's "Petals & Stems" set--they have the best sentiments & I just love them all. Lastly I added some colored buttons to finish it all off. Alright, I'm off to the pool--yippee me!! Hope you like the card.

The pictures above are of the basket of Blog Candy entries and the #1 winning entry from Peggy. Somewhere in my mess of a craft table I have Shannon's entry too, but I can't seem to find it...not surprising if you saw my desk :) Ladies, in case you are looking for my email its on the sidebar or here at

Till then...


  1. Suzanne,This is a breathtaking card.I love the color combination and you did a beautiful job taking that room as inspiration.I Love it:)

  2. This is a WOW card! So sweet. Love how you put the ribbon on the card. Your coloring is amazing!

  3. Gorgeous Card so adorable, your coloring is great......

  4. Adorable card!! I love the colors and your paper is so pretty!! Fab coloring, too!!!

  5. This is absolutlely gorgeous!! I love it!!

  6. Wow! What a fabulous card! So sweet love the colors!

  7. Hi Suzanne,

    great card. Love the sweet colors and that cute little stamp.
    Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

    xoxo Karin

  8. Beautiful card Suzanne, your colouring is just gorgeous and I love how you got the inspiration from the magazine cover, the papers are just beautiful. Thanks for joining in our challenge, Hugs, Nikki x

  9. wow, wow, wow, this is sooooooooooooo beautiful !!!! I love all your cards, you are so talented!!

    Magnolia DT

  10. Adorable .. Your colouring is beautiful

  11. She's just adorable, isn't she! I haven't bought this one yet, but looking at your fab card I think I will!!

  12. Gorgeous card Your colouring is beautiful.Thanks for joining in our challenge this week, Hugs Debbie x

  13. This is just darling!!!!!! I love all your Sarah Kay cards - so sweet and adorable.

  14. Oh my goodness! You are absolutely amazing!!
    I just found you and I am so glad I did (except for the fact that I am incredibly jealous of how talented you are LOL!).
    I found you through Katharina's blog where she is asking for name suggestions. So I found that you and I have them same idea. My name suggestions are Katie and Thomas, as yours are Kaitlyn and Thomas or Theo. I just thought, great minds think alike!
    I'll definitely be back to see your amazing creations!

  15. that is such a cuuuuute card Suzanne !!
    Loooove it !!
    (i discovered your blog through Ismaki challenge but ehyyy.. couldn't find your card ????)
    but the journey through your blog was fun :)

  16. Stunning card! I love it!!:) The colours & image are so pretty!
    Hugs, Camilla.

  17. Stunning cards, fab colour combo and lovely colouring on the cute image. Thanks for playing.
    Joanne x

  18. hi suzanne! this card caught my eye when i was looking thru the mojo gallery on splitcoast - SURPRISE it was you!! i just adore everything about it!!! i am in love with toile too and did the baby's room in toile - i so need that paper!! the baby even has a toile shopping cart cover hahah!!!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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