Monday, August 4, 2008

Red Alert!

Good Monday afternoon fellow scrappers! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Ours was really good--not much going on but some chilling. We didn't get to the zoo yesterday because my dd was invited to a sleepover so we'll go another day. I did get to go shopping and get some new things!! I got a brand new leather chair for my craft room that is extra cushy & comfy--so much better than my old one (now my hiney won't all asleep as much-lol)!! I also got 2 roll-ee carts w/ bins for my craft room too--I now have all my acrylic stamps in drawers separated by company and labeled. Oh how I love good organization. I also treated myself to the rest of the Copic markers I was missing so now I have them all except a few of the grays--yippee!!! I love shopping (for me stamping)!! :)

Onto my card today--I realized that my last few cards have all been in the blue family so I didn't want to be redundant. So I whipped out my favorite color--RED!! When all else fails, just use red to liven things up--ha ha!! This is one of my new Sugar Nellie stamps called "Letter Box" from FunkyKits by Elisabeth Bell--I just love her images. If you get a chance check out her blog and store--beautiful things to be found there. She's also designing stamps for Whiff of Joy that should be coming out within the next month or so. You can visit her blog or Katharina's for previews of these luscious stamps!

This sketch was created by Katharina Frei (Whiff of Joy) for the Papertake Weekly Challenge. I used my new Cosmo Cricket "Honey Pie" dp for this card paired with PTI's vanilla and kraft cs. The image was watercolored with my SU inkpads and the background/sky was done with my Yasutomo shimmery watercolors. I double stamped the mailbox and envelope so that I could pop them up w/ dimensionals to give the image a 3-D appearance. I added a few stickles to some of the flowers and diamond glaze to the mailbox, some leaves and the butterfly. I distressed the edges with Memento ink in desert sand. The sentiment is from SU's "circle of friendship" set and just layered with cs circles cut out w/ my nestabilities. I paper pierced the corners of the card and around the sentiment to match the "cross-stitch" look of the dp. I also added a few highlights w/ my Inkssentials pen. The scalloped border was done w/ my Fiskars "threading water" border punch.

That's it! Hope your week is starting off well and I'll see ya back here tomorrow!!


  1. wonderful... wonderful... so pretty..

  2. Wow! This is lovely! A great image and beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

  3. Wow what a stunning card ,love it ,so gorgeous ,Dawnx

  4. What a beautiful card ones again. Love your colouring, the papers you used... it's just stunning.

  5. Well I missed this one yesterday, love this mailbox. Looking at your close up, this little girl is really studying that letter isn't she? Love it Suzanne. Heidi

  6. I love this card Suzanne!! Great colouring and extras :)

  7. Beautiful card :-)


  8. Great card, brilliantly coloured love all the detail
    Hugs Jacqui x

  9. stunning card and love the detail

  10. What a really pretty card its just beautiful.

    Nikki x

  11. Stunning card!

    Absolutely love all the detail on this card.

    So pretty.

    kim x

  12. stunning card Suzanne, your colouring is fabulous and love the cute stamp - gorgeous :)x

  13. J'adore cette carte, elle est magnifique

  14. What a stunning card! Love your colouring and the image!

  15. Holy Crow Suzanne! This is STUNNING!!


    Elisabeth xx

  16. Fabulous card, beautiful image.

  17. Fabulous - love the colours and that mailbox is brilliant!
    Pauline x

  18. Adorable card!! I just love this image. Great job with the sketch:)Kathy

  19. Wowzers!! This is an amazing card!! Love all the details and the way you have done the sentimen

  20. wo very very beautiful I like your work to 3D


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

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