Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Under the Sea!!

Hello & here's to another Wednesday--halfway thru the week already!! Before you know it summer will be over--yuck--I love summertime! This weekend hubby and I going to the Elton John/Billy Joel concert in DC and I cannot wait! Hubby bought me the tickets for my birthday & its sure to be an awesome show--hopefully it doesn't rain since it's outside (fingers crossed). Speaking of awesome musicians--did you watch Michael Jackson's Memorial yesterday. I watched & TRIED to get work done (not much) and didn't think I would cry but Brooke Shields talk teared me up & then how could you not be moved when his daughter got up to the mike. Oh boy, I was boo-hooing & I'm not even a crier--so tragic & so sad!

I had my own MJ tribute yesterday by playing all his music on my Ipod while I worked which I never do cuz' I like the quiet, hee hee--my favorite songs are "Billie Jean" & "Will You Be There" which Jennifer Hudson did a beautiful job singing yesterday (You Are Not Alone runs a close third--see video below, just haunting). No matter what people may think of him I love his music & think he was a wonderful humanitarian & entertainer & am sad to see him pass on!!

My projects today use the fabulous new "Underwater Adventures" stamps by CC Designs available at All That Scraps! I'm delighted to be a guest designer for them this month & was so thrilled with the new stamps I recieved. These stamps are available in a set or by themselves--aren't they gorgeous? I knew as soon as I got these that I finally had an idea for an unfinished jewelry box that's been sitting in my drawer for eons! So I decided to make a mermaid jewelry box & matching birthday card!

For both projects the dp I used is by Paper Adventures "Island Lagoon" and SU cs in groovy guava & soft sky. I embossed the soft sky cs with a CB folder and wrapped it with brown Scrapper's Floss--the sentiment tag was strung to it also. The entire card was spritzed with Shimmerz Spritz in baby's breath and the fish & her tail has diamond stickles. You can't tell from the picture but her jewels have a thick/bubble coating of diamond glaze for more texture.

This jewelry box was unfinished (got mine at Michaels a bit ago) and I painted it with acrylic paints in a pale aqua with a white-washed finish on top. I added dew drops & shells to the top & sides--lovee that if I do say so myself, lol! I added dp to the top & modgepodged the whole box and then spritzed Baby's Breath Shimmerz Spritz to the box for lots of pretty shimmer! I added some fishermen's net on top & some more fun shells.

I really love how this turned out & if you love it too, it's up for sale on my Etsy shop!! (on sidebar) Make sure and stop by All That Scraps to check out all of their fabulous stamps & products (gonna order me some new paper & goodies too)!!

Talk with ya tomorrow!


  1. I'm with you Suzanne. It takes a pretty gifted soul to be able to write music that can touch the world, and he did that in spite of the pain of his personal life. He will be missed in many ways. We all have certain gifts to share; so if we just took the time to appreciate that in one another it might be a better world. Thank you for sharing your special gifts with us each day, I know I have learned so much from you.....

  2. woww, what a lovely projects!

    Greets Anneke

  3. I couldn't agree with you more regarding MJ!
    Super projects! Love the pretty colors and your excellent coloring!

  4. Both look so gorgeous. I love these non card projects and you did an amazing job on you box. (on the card as well, of course ;o))

  5. wow I love how you decorated the box, so beautiful:)

  6. Hi Suzanne:-)
    I love what you did with the box!! I saw it yesterday on all that scraps and was ohh and awwing!! It didn't take to much I love your stuff and I totally love Mermaids!! and Yes I have mine ordered:-) with sentiments:-)
    I especially love the use of the shells and the fish netting! I bought some netting a year ago and there it is sitting on my spinner rack:-)
    Congrats on the guest spot, you did an outrageous job!
    XMichele SperaX

  7. Congrats on your Guest Spot at ATS-they are SUPER lucky to have you and your talent! This set is gorgeous! LOVE it!

  8. Wowza!! Love your gorgeously altered jewelry box & the matching card!!!

    I'm with you about MJ. He was the greatest entertainer of our generation and I'm sad he's gone so soon....

  9. I saw your projects on All That Scraps, and of course ended up purchasing all the sets! So adorable. I love all your projects!
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Just too adorable! I just picked this set up yesterday and just adore her! Love the paper and the jewelry box is way, way too sweet! I was sad yesterday also. Michael Jackson certainly was without a doubt the most talented entertainer ever. So, so sad and such a loss for us all.

    Hugs to you,


  11. Your card and box are both super! really wonderful.
    Enjoy the concert this weekend, JAcqueline

  12. I love how you did the mermaid! So pretty! And the box is great with all teh shells and touches! Love it!

  13. These are just precious. Love the colors and the coloring. The box is amazing.

  14. Suzanne. These projects are awesome. I didn't realize you sold your projects and guess what!!!! I just bought it!!!! I am pumped. :-) Love the colors, it will hold a place of honor in our motorhome in which we winter in FL. I too watched the memorial yesterday. I thought it was very tastefully done. Loved the music and I cried right along with Brooke and especially Paris. Tragic and sad. But like with Elvis, we still will have his music. Hugs, Pat

  15. What an awesome job! I love this image...she is so adorable. You did an great job with the set.

  16. I was very moved by the memorial service and Brooke Shields made me cry too. Seeing how hard it was for her to even begin speaking just tore me up! His daughter's comments were heart wrenching.

    Love your creation! So cute!!

  17. tha card and box look stunning suzanne!!! love the colors, and the sea shels


  18. Lovely project. You are right about MJ over here there are memorials everywhere and people from all over the world paying respect at his house, moms, and Staples Center!

  19. What a cute stamps you've used! It's stunning,

  20. Wow, I love your shell embellishments on this set and I love the mermaid stamp!

  21. Beautiful project, love the box and the card i fab! Hugs, moni

  22. Gorgeous project! You're the Queen of details, and I just love it! I did see your project on the ATS blog- that fisherman's net adds so much. Did you get it @ M's? Great job, as usual!!!

  23. Thi is just amazing, I ordered mine as soon as I saw your samples. I have been trying to get a lovely blonde hair like your meramids but mine alwasy seems too harsh, would you possibly share the colours you used with us, please........... ? greta job again,hugs,
    Claire xx

  24. Love your mermaid creations! Thanks for sharing the MJ video. I have always been a fan of his music & humanitarian efforts too. I can't believe he's gone..I watched his memorial service & teared up when Brooke Sheilds spoke but I cried when his daughter broke down.
    Take care.


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

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