Thursday, February 19, 2009

Spring Flowers bring....!!

Happy Thursday already! Seems like this week has sped by pretty fast which is always a good thing---the faster the weekend comes the better, right? Wish spring would speed up too! I've had a superbly busy week (what else is new right) but I've had just an absolute blast making projects this week, just a really fun time! Nothing makes me happier than spending a few productive hours in my craftroom and I feel so blessed to be able to do this as a hobby, a business and a way to share my crafts with all of you. So thank you for that!! Anywhoo, onto my spring projects cuz' you know Easter is soon to be here :o)

All of the Elisabeth Bell images in this new Spring Collection for Whiff of Joy are super gorgeous but this is probably my most favorite of them all. Such a peacefully, sweet and innocent image! I paired her up with one of my new Alota stamps that I bought a bit ago---this is a flower oval that fits in my oval nestabilities, and there are quite a few different ones on the sheet---love them & you can see them here & there are circle ones too (just in case you'd like to buy them, hee hee).

I used this lovely, soft dp from Basic Grey's "Lily Kate" --so pretty & springlike. Of course I colored w/ Copics and I also used my Inkssentials blending tool on the edges of the image to rub in some soft blue. The sentiment is from the NEW PTI set (got all my new PTI goodies yesterday, wahoooo) "Tags for Spring". And those are Bella Baubles in Merlot too.

I had to add some sparkle of course, so there are some Diamond Stickles on the flowers too! (Click to make larger)

My second card uses another stamp from the Whiff of Joy Spring Collection too! Such a lil' cutie! I paper pieced her shirt (hadn't done that in awhile it seems) to match the fun dp's from Paper Trey Ink. This layout is from this week's Mojo Monday sketch #74. The sentiment is also from PTI and its their "Around & About Sentiment" set--so many cool sentiments in this set---I also stamped a small flower image included in the set in the center and added an Oyster Bella Bauble to match the ones at the top.

I also used some Flower Soft on her basket of flowers---adds such a fun & beautiful element to your cards & is so easy to use. If you haven't seen my tutorial that I did on using Flower Soft you can find it HERE. (it's also on my sidebar under tutorials) And to make her headband & bow glossy I used my favorite Diamond Glaze!

Hope you liked everything today & if you didn't order the kit the Spring stamps are now available for individual sale on the Whiff of Joy site. If you're interested in becoming a Guest Designer for Whiff of Joy all the details for that are here---deadline is March 4th!!
**Tutorial Alert** My DT sistah Danni has a tutorial up on Susana's store blog today that is all about "Spotlighting"--make sure and stop the blog HERE to check it out!!

hugz,
Suzanne



14 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards as always...love the colouring in

    Sarah

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  2. just stunning! LOVE the flower soft in the basket and isn't that blending tool the BOMB!!

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  3. These are soooooooooo sweet!! I especially love the colors on the second card. You actually use your Flower Soft? that's a strange concept! lol

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  4. two gorgeous cards with the adorable new WOJ stamps - I'm lovin' mine! the first one in shades of lilac is so soft and serene, and the second one in pink has a younger fun look about it. hugs, annie x

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  5. So sweet they are! I love, adore the new WoJ set. You color them so beautifully! I love the soft colors of them and how cute is that girl in the pink? I love, love her headband and the flower soft is perfect! I love that stuff! It just makes me feel springy! Love them both!

    Hugs to you,

    Susan

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  6. WOW!!!!! These cards are Gorgeous!

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  7. wow these are absolutely incredible!! I love the soft pastels and the springy colors!!! And of course you coloring is unbelieveable!!! Wow, wow! You are such an inspiration to me!!

    Glad you got time to spend in the craft room. It is always so nice to create!

    Smiles,
    janna

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  8. Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  9. Beautiful examples, Suzanne...I love Flower Soft...it adds so much dimension and vitality...thank you so much for sharing...Jacque

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  10. These are beautiful cards!! I love these images!! Of course your coloring is perfection!! Love them all!

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  11. These are just darling, Suzanne! Thanks for playing! :)

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

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