Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuckered' Out Tuesday!!

Hi everyone & Happy Tuesday! Sorry no postie yesterday but this weekend's activities really tuckered me out, LOL! Alexa's bday slumber party kept me up until 4 am on Friday, then we went to Tyson's Corner Mall & shopped till we dropped (literally)! I also finished planting the rest of my garden & helping hubby w/ yardwork in the 95 degree weather we had this weekend! And yesterday was spent at the Washington, DC National Zoo & it was blisterin' hot I tell ya--I had to have sweated & walked off at least 5 lbs, LOL! (at least I hope, hee hee) It was a great weekend but I was in bed by 10 Sunday nite (which is early for me) & didn't wake up until 10 in the morning (ty hubby for getting the kids ready for school)-- so that's why I didn't post. So I think Alexa's 13th bday weekend was a success! She got a laptop (hubby totally caved) & she's loving SKYPEing w/ her BFF's, LOL! My kids are spoiled rotten I tell ya, but they're good kids & we love 'em, hee hee! Anywho, I've got 2 projects for ya today & a slideshow if you're interested!

My first card is for this week's Try It Out Tuesday challenge for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design store blog "Follow Your Heart". This week I challenged (and I mean really hard challenged, lol) the DT to create a card using only half of their stamped image! Even I had a hard time with this one, but I persevered! I used a Serendipity stamp "Violets" from Susana's store & cut it out w/ my circle nesties after coloring w/ Copics--and yes it really was halved (I didn't cheat), the whole bottom portion of it is gone! :o) I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch #84 for the layout which I just loved! The main sentiment is from a Heidi Grace set I've had (got it at AC Moore). The dp is from Chatterbox and the pearls are Kaiser.

I also painted the violets with Iced Lavender Shimmerz and the lovely ribbon is from the Offray outlet! Now make sure & hop over to the store blog to see the rest of the DT's creative projects for today!!

Second card is a fun Magnolia Z-Fold card I made. I think this little Tilda is soooo cute & you can get her, the birdie & stone wall at Magnolia-licious! The dp is "Garden Party" from My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is from PTI's "Around & About Sentiments".
Z-Fold cards are so easy & fun to make--gives your cards an extra POP!

Just a close-up of the image--I added stickles to her wings, hairbands & lil' birdie friend. I made my stone wall in brown tones this time, although I usually do it in grays--but I like it in this color family too! This card is up for sale in my Etsy shop if you're interested (link on sidebar)!

2009 Washington, DC National Zoo pics!

Hope you have a fabulous day! I'm off to get my hair colored & cut before I leave for Vegas this weekend for my birthday & then I have tons of projects to finish up!




  1. Wow Suzanne these are both gorgeous hunny yet so different. I have to say i particularly love the tilda card!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend away, you lucky girl. enjoy your birthday! big hugs Linda x

  2. Oh, wow, I totally love the card with the violets. . . . so GORGEOUS! Hugs, Christina

  3. Gorgeous cards Suzanne!
    Love that z fold, never tried that, looks great for your Tilda!
    Blessings, Maria

  4. First card is gorgeous, Suzanne! Love those beautiful flowers! And Tilda is so cute! The wall looks really cool in brown, and that little birdie is just too adorable. I don't know why, but every time I look at that sweet Tilda's shoes, I think of Pat Boone. (picture my eyes rolling). Like the z-fold card too. I've never done one of those. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

  5. Beautiful cards. I love the z fold. must try that one.

    Gald your daughter had a good birthday. Loved the zoo pics.


  6. Ohhhhh wow Suzanne...You have inspired me to try a z-fold card myself...Wonderful card!

  7. Both of your cards are fantastic. They are perfect in every way. I really love the z-fold. I am going to try it. Have a great day and get lots of rest!
    xoxo, Christine

  8. Wow you were super busy!!!! But it sounds like you had a really great weekend and your daughter's birthday was a success so a good kind of tired!!! Your creatiosn are just amazing!!! I love the flower card and the way you cut off the iamge! it si so perfect and the colorign is amazing! But your tilda card is amazing!!! I so want to try this folding technique! it makes such a fun and interesting card! And your coloring is absolute perfection! Adore the slideshow as well!


  9. I love your cards Suzanne, your first card is so pretty and I love the sentiment. Your second card is also gorgeous and such a great design, beautiful papers and colouring, Some really fabulous pictures in your slide show, Big Hugs, Nikki x

  10. Wow, sounds exhausting! Glad it was a good weekend for the kiddos though.

    Your cards today are absolutely gorgeous! I especially like the Tilda Z-fold card - I'll have to remember that.

  11. Both cards are just beautiful! I really love the Z fold card! It really makes your Tilda stand out! I love your coloring and the stone wall! Hugs

  12. They are both great! Love the Z fold card, I'll have to try that.

  13. What lovely cards! I love the pretty colors on both! I am glad that Alexa had such a great b-day! Using Skype makes me feels like the Jetsons...hahahaha! But it was great when we were in VietNam for 3 weeks away from the kiddos. TFS

  14. Sounds like your daughter had a great birthday weekend.

    I love the Tilda Z-fold card. I have the wall that I still need to use. Now I want to pull that out and use it.

  15. Susan,I love the card with the violets, truly elegant and you can't but love Tilda. You always have such beautiful DP.
    Hugs .... Marie

  16. Oh Suzanne, particularly love the Tilda card..please please pretty..please do a TUT for the z-fold card, I have never seen one before.

  17. Beautiful cards! Love the flowers and the Z-fold.
    Hugs, Christine :)

  18. Absolutely gorgeous is the first card...those violets are divine...mmmmmm...and that little Tilda is precious!!! I am in the midst of a z-fold...my second...and they drive me NUTZZZZZ-er...Hope you have a wonderful birthday trip to...shhhhh, I'm not telling..lol...Hugs...Jacque

  19. WOW! I need to mop the floor from all of the drool I left looking at your Magnolia card! Your coloring is amazing!! The z fold card is beautiful - I will have to try one sometime! :)


  20. gorgeous cards...so glad i visited your blog..and will be back often to see more of your beauitful cards...

  21. Oh Suzanne, I LOVE this card!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

  22. Cute Tilda card

  23. OHHHH love these both! that Z fold is so cute - i have never done one - the colors and papers are just perfect together!

    haven't been to a zoo in a million years!

  24. What beautiful lilacs you did! And that Tilda Z-card is so much fun! So bright, but I love the simplicity of the lilacs. Just beautiful. Dad's do cave with their girls, don't they? So glad she had a great birthday and I loved the slide show! DC has one of the best zoos around!

    Hugs to you,


  25. Just BEAUTIFUl. I love the purples of your TIOT card.

  26. Wonderful cards, Suzanne! Love the design and colors!

    Great ZOO pics too!


  27. wonderful cards! Love the colors on the first one and the sentiment is AWESOME I Love it!!


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

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