Monday, September 15, 2008

Silent Night!!



Happy Monday morning to you all! We survived the weekend and hopefull you did too, lol! Octoberfest was a blast even though we got a quick rainshower which the kids loved playing in--but it was steamy hot for sure. My Copic class was fun and hopefully the girls came away with some good tips and learned something! And my football team, the Redskins won their game yesterday so all is good!! But as always I'm sending out good thoughts and prayers to those who are suffering from the aftermath of big, bad Hurricane Ike! Hopefully that's the last of those kinda storms for the coast, here here!!


I'm just posting one card for ya today. I have lots to share with you this week though, so stay tuned. I actually colored this image at my Copic class I did on Saturday and knew I had to make another card with her. I love this Willow by Whiff of Joy (illustrated by the fabulous Elisabeth Bell)--she is definitely my favorite, just so beautiful and elegant for the holidays (not to mention that her dress is super fun to color). I wanted to use some colors that aren't always associated with Christmas but are lovely just the same. I chose to use this dp from Memory Box called "Frost"(absolutely love all their holiday paper) and incorporate the lilac colors throughout my card and image. **NOTE--I just found out that Christine from All That Scraps is carrying most of the Whiff of Joy stamps--yippee! So for you in the US this is wonderful!**


After coloring her with my Copics, I added sparkle with my Copic Atyou Spica markers (if you haven't tried them you really should)--a softer, finer sparkle than Stickles. The only problem is they don't photograph as well as the Stickles, so in real life this card really sparkles! The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms "Christmas Expressions" by Mona Lisa Moments--wonderful for Xmas. I also added pearls to the center of the dp's snowflakes to match the snowflake flowers by K&Company. I wanted her to look as though she was floating thru a snowy night--so whatcha think? BTW, sneak peeks of the new Whiff of Joy stamps will be coming real soon--wait until you see them, omgosh just so fun and beautiful!! Katharina will also be having sneak peeks on her blog too!


If you didn't go to Paper Trey Ink's release party last nite (super fun) then you should definitely check out their new releases. The stamps, paper and ribbon, oh my--I had to have it all :)


See ya tomorrow,
Suzanne

14 comments:

  1. Such an elegant card. I love the flow of your card. That punched edge looks great and your image so regal.Gorgeous colours.
    kim x

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  2. gorgeous card Suzanne, love it..hugs rachxx

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  3. Beautiful and elegant christmas card and I love the frosty colours too. annie x

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  4. I hardly ever comment but stunning absolutley stunning!

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  5. What a beautiful piece of art! I love to see what you have created! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great day!

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  6. This card is stunning, I love the colour and of the course the fabulous image. Hugs Linda x

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  7. Oh that is so elegant - beautiful :)

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! Your class was aweseome, thank you so much again!

    Hugs,
    Christine

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  9. Stunning! You are right this Willow is very elegant and holiday-ish! :) Glad to hear you had a GREAT weekend and fun at your copic class! Want to hop a jet and come to WI and teach me?
    Hugs~ Kim

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  10. Beautiful card.Thanks for the heads up on All That Scraps. I just ordered the stamp. I have been wanting to purchase it but wasn't sure about international ordering.
    Melody

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  11. This card is absolutely gorgeous Suzanne. I so love your work!

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  12. Gorgeous card! I love the coloring!!

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

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