Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Summertime Picnics!!

Hiya & Happy Tuesday! It's another hot & humid day here in VA--oh boy!! I really enjoy summer but the humidity I can do WITHOUT, lol! I'm going to take the kids to the library today & to lunch & that's about it---we'll go spend the day at the pool tomorrow. I can't believe school will be starting school--summer is always way to short! Ahh...what would an endless summer be like? Do ya think we'd get tired of it? NAH--not me, hee hee! Anyway talking about favorite summer activities let's move on....

FUN BLOG CANDY--Susana's store is sponsoring a fun BLOG CANDY Scavenger Hunt featuring Lockhart Stamps. Go HERE for more details!


Today is "Try It Out Tuesday" for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design and I challenged the DT with a fun sketch this time. Make sure and stop by the store blog HERE to see the sketch & all the DT's fabulous projects! I decided to flip my sketch for my card & make a fun picnic basket to go along with this fabulous Elisabeth Bell for SCACD image "Dolly"! All the dp is by Graphic 45 & available HERE.

Isn't Dolly the cutest!!? My card is colored w/ Copics of course & then I added some diamond glaze to her bonnet and the tea set. I remember having fun lil' picnics like this with my dolls when I was younger--so much fun pretending the summer days away. I added a few glitterdots to my card and some white flowers that I colored with Shimmerz in Ultra Marine. I left a space open in the top left of the image so I can stamp a sentiment depending on what the card is being sent for.

This fun lil' picnic basket is from Timeless Templates available at PTI. I thought it went perfectly with this image of "Dolly". When you buy this template you get two for the price of one--a small picnic & large picnic basket--I used the smaller version. I altered the lid a bit by scoring the center so that it can open up on either side like a real basket! I think this would be perfect for a small gift like tea, candy or a gift card, so many possibilities! This set is for sale in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested :o)

Now make sure & hop over to the "Follow Your Heart" blog to see the rest of the DT's fab projects for today!



  1. Absolutely gorgeous Suzanne! Every time I see you use one of these EB beauties, it's becomes my new favorite stamp! lol You're so inspirational!
    Have a super day!
    Blessings, Maria

  2. What a fantastic gift set Suzanne! I love the paper and colors you have used! Aren't those PTI templates of Lauren's so fun! I just bought some and can't wait to play with them! Gorgeous work hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

  3. wonderful Suzanne, love your card and picnic basket.. so summery and pretty.
    hugs rachxx

  4. Super set Suzanne!
    I love Dolly and I have that dp I just can't bear to use it up!

  5. she looks fab suzanne!


  6. What a great gift set!

    Hugs Anneke

  7. Suzanne, the Companies you design for have to love you! Everything you do is just beautiful. After looking at any stamp present I want to run out and buy that set! I love the way you colored this image. It is a softer look. It goes perfect with the paper.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful card,
    Pam L.

  8. Thanks for checking out my August sketch!
    About your post, WOW. You are SO creative! The picnic basket that matches with the card is so awesome. I love everything you've done here, especially the color choices and how it all works together!

  9. Oh this is just a darling little gift set! You picked the perfect thing to make to go with the card. I love the glitter dots on the bottom and the diamond glaze you added is the perfect touch!

  10. One day I hope to color as good as you.....YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!! I love that basket and your card is just amazing!! Hugs, T

  11. Ditto what Terri said, you are amazing!! This is just out of this world crazy good!! Wow!

  12. Hi Suzanne...Love Love Love your card and basket they are both awesome! The DP and colors are so very pretty.

  13. Shes so pretty, the colors are fab. Love your work!

  14. The card and basket are just adorable, Suzanne. Great work as usual!!! Your coloring is superb!!!

  15. ooooh! aaaaah!! This card and basket are AWESOME!!! FANTABULOUS, GF!!


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

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