Monday, August 24, 2009

Pumkins, Pumkins!

Happy Monday everyone! Did ya have an awesome weekend? Ours was pretty good minus the hurricane drenching rains & storms we got Friday & Saturday! Wow--we got 4 inches of rain here, we needed rain but NOT that much, LOL! Even with the rain we braved it & headed to Tyson's Corner Mall (our big, gigantic) mall with hubby, son, duaghter & daughter's friend! ACK! We figured everyone would stay away due to the awful weather, but OH NO--they were ALL there at the mall with me! ARGHHHHHH--I HATE CROWDS OF PEOPLE!! We did manage to get about half of our shoppin' done but I still gotta go again---lord help me & provide me with lots of ADVIL!! LOL--I hate school shoppin! So to recover the Dean Family had jammie day yesterday, hee hee---my favorite activity in the whole world :o) But I did manage to sell the majority of my SU sets (yay) & work on some new projects for this week! I've gots lots to share with ya this week that's for sure!


-A Happy, Stampendous Birthday Shout-Out to Diana Crick today!! She's a wonderful boss, stamp store owner, super talented (she invented the Scor-Pal ya know), kind & amazingly generous lady I tell ya! I had the wonderful opportunity to have lunch with her at CHA last year & she is EVEN nicer in person :o) Happy Birthday Diana--I hope it's a "Magnolia-Fabulous Day"!! Drop her a line at the Magnolia Store & give her a bday wish 'kay!!

-If you haven't gotten any of the NEW Victoria Case for SCACD stamps yet--whaddya waitin' for! These cuties are a steal at $7 a piece or the whole sheet of 8 stamps for $40 (that's $5 a piece--a total deal)!! They're a must have I tell ya!! Get yours HERE!

-And I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to those of you who buy from my Etsy shop!! Some of you are my "regulars" hee hee & I just really want to let you know how much I appreciate you buying my projects! I hope they give you as much joy as I have making them! It's great to have supporters buying handmade projects--if you haven't checked out Etsy you really should! They have so many fabulous goodies of all kinds (cards, shoes, fashion, housewares, etc.) & they're all handmade, which makes them even more special. You can see them all HERE!


So today I have a fun project for ya! A bit ago, Christine of All That Scraps (& fabulous illustrator of the CC Designs Sugarplums stamps) had an early pre-order of their Fall Sugarplum Stamps & of course I HAD to have them, hee hee! Now these stamps will be available on Sept. 7th right HERE if you want them! I will have a couple more cards done with them this week--they are stop-ur-heart CUTE I tell ya! The dp on this card is new from PTI along with a sentiment from CC Designs Fall Sugarplum stamps their new set "Fall Elegance". I say "pumkin's" (not misspelled, hee hee) cuz that's what my son called them when he was little & it always cracked us up--so to tease him now every fall we always say we're goin' to get lotsa pumkins!! LOL

I used quite a few stamps on my card today & below is a slideshow w/ instructions showing how I paper pieced this cutie in case you don't understand or know how to do it!! I paper pieced her apron & headband and colored the rest of the images (girl & wagon, pumpkin & fence). Remember to color your image FIRST before adding the paperpieces--much easier & you can still add shading to the paper piecing with your copics so it doesn't look flat!

Another "Suzanne Tip of the Day"(LOL) is my nestability shapes--I used the largest Scalloped Square Nestability (7 Kids has these nesties HERE & others for sale for $16.99--a deal for sure) to go behind my image but I still wanted a darker color behind that but didn't have a larger nestie. So I cut the same size scalloped square out of my darker cs & then cut all 4 sides off in strips & adhered them to my scalloped square so they peeked out just a bit!! Now I have a 2-toned scalloped square!! This makes all of your flat-edged nesties much more versatile for ya!

I cut the main part of my image out & popped it with dimensionals in front of the fence and then added another cute pumkin! The pumkin's & her shoes got diamond glaze on them & her dress has diamond stickles for some sparkle! So cute!

Paper Piecing Slideshow Below w/ Instructions:

See ya back here tomorrow!



  1. gorgeous love the colour combo and the little gold leaf!

  2. Gorgeous Suzanne !
    Beautiful card,amazing coloured and lovely paper and super image!
    hugs Ula

  3. gorgeous cards! they are so bright and vibrant! Love the glittery sunflower!!
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  4. What a adorable card! Thanks for the tips and the paper piecing slide show. I have got to give that a try. Love your work!

  5. Now how fabby is this ? Just love it, great colours and such yummy ' pumkins ' lol ! hugs, Claire xx

  6. You are a clever girl! Thanks for the nesties tip! Beauty-ful card today (and everyday!)

  7. Hi Suzanne, Love the card and the colors--she looks so sweet!! Thanks for the tips that you used on the cards too

  8. always glad when I pop in here!! love the card - fabulous job! and thanks for tip on border AND sale at 7 kids ..headed there now! LOL

  9. OMGosh! This is absolutely adorable! I love everything about it!!

  10. This is stunning Suzanne! Love the layout,scallop treatment and paper piecing slide show. Of course your colouring is fabuuuulous. Hugs, Maria

  11. What a sweet image and I love the spicey colours. So nice how you added the ribbon.

    Sunny regards, Renata

  12. oh Suzanne you are so on the ball! I bought this set too and was hoping to use it this week! You beat me again!!! lol
    just adorable! love how you colored her up and pieced her! CHARMING!
    Pam Going Postal

  13. ooohh this is cute love the soft orange ! beautiful card.
    thanks for the video
    hugs Annita

  14. This card is so fun! The new image is absolutely adorable! I like the color of the ribbon you used. Well done!

  15. This is just so darn cute this image and I just love how you make it come to life. Your colouring is just beautiful..job well done!

  16. Adorable card! Love the paper piecing and of course your coloring is super. A jammie day can cure all kinds of things, so I'm glad you got yours!

  17. Hi Suzanne - Your card is beautifully made. Love the scene and the little girl..
    Hugs, Candy


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

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