Monday, April 20, 2009

You're Gorjuss!!

Happy Monday Friends!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I had a wonderful weekend spending time outside in the gorgeous, spring weather we had--but sadly its raining now & supposed to rain thru Wednesday, BLECH!! I got my veggie garden in & I'm so happy its done now--hopefully lots of fresh veggies to come! Ya know fresh is best, especially when you know where everything came from & NO pesticides! I see some yummy grilled veggies in my future--YUM! When everything is grown in a bit, I'll take a picture for you all to see. Hubby did a great job building me a raised garden pit--looks really nice!

**If you live in the Northern VA area (or nearbouts, DC, MD)--I am having a Copic class on May 17th from 1-4 at my home! I will teach you all about Copics, how to color/shade/highlight, we will make 3 cards & use fun NEW products like Smooch paints, Flower Soft & Shimmerz! Class cost is $60 (w/ $20 deposit) & includes class & goody bag filled with good stuff (flower soft samples, colorless blender, inkpad, paper samples, images & more)!! Email me if you'd like to come & I'd love to have ya!! I've got 6 spots open...

**Katharina from Whiff of Joy is running some awesome BLOG CANDY on her blog for a lucky someone! Up for grabs, the entire Summer Kit by Elisabeth Bell (pre-order yours thru May 4th)!! Go HERE for all the details!!

**7 Kids College Fund now has all the New Basic Grey papers & accessories up for pre-order--will be in stock this week!! Includes the lovely Wisteria & fun Lime-Rickey Collection!! Make sure and use the coupon code BG10 to get 10% off any Basic Grey Products--good this week ONLY!

So, while I was working on the 4 NEW Video Tutorials yesterday (more about that later) I had colored up these fabby Gorjuss girls for them & wanted to put them to good use! I adore this paper that I've been hoarding from Stemma Designs (got mine at Michaels or Joann's)--love the bold graphic pattern & colors! You can get the Gorjuss girl stamps at FunkyKits here.

First up is the card, which the front of is only 3/4 of the entire card--I cut the edge with my Curvy Rectangle Nestabilities! The image is colored w/ my Copics of course & accented with some stickles. The sentiment is PTI's "Around & About Sentiments" set stamped in their white palette ink. I just tied a simple ribbon bow underneath & its done--so cute!

The door hanger is easy peasy to make--Just layered cs and then cut the door handle hole with my scalloped circle nestabilities. The image is popped up with dimensional foam tape & the "Keep Out" is actually a slider that you can pull out & flip over to "Come In" (see below)! The words were created & printed from my computer and then I stamped some floral swirls around it!
Here is the door hanger with the slider flipped over to "Come In"! Just a cute set for a girl in your life and its for sale at my Etsy shop if you're interested!! (on sidebar)

Now for the Video Tutorials! I shot 4 in total & am thrilled to pieces that I've finally figured out my video editing software (after a whole month, hee hee)! So all my new videos including the black/white object videos NOW FACE the correct way, so you don't have to crane your neck anymore, LOL! All videos are on my sidebar under Copic Video Tutorials & "Other Video Tutorials" and here is what they are:

-Video 8--HairColors Part 1 (dk. brunette & dk. blonde hair coloring w/ copics)

-Video 9--HairColors Part 2 (auburn/red & lt. blonde hair coloring w/ copics)

-Smooch It--shows fun ways to use the NEW Metallic SMOOCH paints

-Flower Soft/Ways to Enhance it--shows how to use flower soft & other fun products you can use on it & with it!

My next 2 videos will be on using the Colorless Blender & techniques & coloring wood objects!
Hope you like them!



  1. Super!! Love it!
    Wish I lived close enough to take your class.

  2. Let me know when you're down in Australia next - would love to have you come along and teach a class - LOL!!! But your FABULOUS video tutorials are a terrific alternative. Thanx sooo much for helping us from afar!!

  3. You are one busy woman! I loe this project with the gorgeous girl! great papers and colors!
    Your videos are very professional. Now to find time to watch them!

  4. WOW these are GORJUSS. Love the images and the colouring is just stunning. Yummy papers also. Hugs Michele x

  5. Suzanne, thank you so much for the video tutorials, I enjoy them so much!


  6. love the pp and the cards!
    going to check you video's!


  7. If you're ever in the Connecticut area, I would LOVE to take your class on Copics. Thanks for all the tutorials, they are a life saver. Your art work is just fabulous! Angelina Wood

  8. Hi Suzanne

    Thanks for the brilliant tutorials - I've learnt so much from you, keep up the good work. Thanks.


  9. Love the door hanger and the card is too sweet with the cut out. Love it! The paper rocks and is perfect for the gorguss girls! And I love your adirondack chair card. Oh, I want to be sitting in that baby in some great sunny weather somewhere near water with the balmy air blowing through my hair. Oh, for late spring and summer!

    Hugs to you,


  10. These are both beautiful - the DP is PERFECT with the Gorjuss Girl! Wish I could afford to buy some of them but I'll just have to love them from afar by enjoying your creations!

  11. thanks for the tutorial videos, i'm going to watch it :)
    Beautiful card


  12. Love those Gorjuss Girls! Suazanne..I have learned so much from you and your wonderful are an incredible artist and teacher too. I left an award for you on my blog..Thanks for everything.

  13. So so stunning....the colors are so nicely done and this is just awesome!

  14. Dang....I wish I didn't live clear across the US from you because I would so come to your class!!!! You are my card idol!! I need to check out the smooch it video because I just bought some and I'm clueless!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderfully awesome talent!!!

  15. I can't make it in May, but if you have another class later, I would love to come and I bet my fabulous SIL would love it too. Thank you.

  16. Oh, all of these projects are just fabulous. I love how you colored that Gorjuss girl and the color scheme of the paper that you chose. Love it all. Great videos too. Have a great day!
    xoxo, Christine

  17. WOW! I just ADORE your coloring!!! Its amazing! How do you blend the colors like that?!?! I must practice!! :) Thanks for all the inspiration!!!


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

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