Friday, September 18, 2009

Indian Summer!!

Yay & Happy TGIFriday stampin' friends!! It's the weekend--wahoo & I have absolutely no plans other than to finish my Dan Brown book (compelling & hard to put down) & catch up on projects! Hubby is taking the kids to the Frederick, MD fair tomorrow but I'm not going---I'm so "faired" out, we've gone to at least 2 fairs every year since the kids were born & I'm just not in the mood this year plus I need to catch up on projects & Etsy orders. On the 27th we're going to a Hot Air Balloon Rally near Warrenton, VA & I'm looking forward to that--that will be my fair experience this year, hee hee! I'm hoping the weather this weekend is MUCH better than it has been the past couple of days--dreary & rainy, YUCK!

Seems like I'm not the only one getting less than 5 hours of sleep a night, LOL! I got one comment from "Angelwood" saying she wants to poke her peacefully sleeping hubby & that cracked me up cuz' that's how I feel. I asked him the other night how he can just lay down, clear his mind & fall asleep in 1 minute flat! It disgusts me I tell ya', LMBO--I will purposefully poke him or ask him questions just to keep him awake sometimes (yes I'm a meanie sometimes, hee hee)--I don't know how men do it. I have NEVER laid down & been able to clear my head that fast--it normally takes me an hour to fall asleep cuz' my mind is racin' I tell ya, and sometimes that's when I have my best ideas :o) Oh well, maybe one day sleep will come easier--we'll see!


-Susana's Custom Art & Card Design has the NEW BASIC GREY papers (Indian Summer, Eskimo Kisses & Eerie collections), buttons & brads IN STOCK NOW HERE--so run & get yours!

-7 Kids College Fund has the cutie-palicious Whiff of Joy Christmas stamps up for Pre-Order right HERE--those mice will steal your heart I tell ya!! (shipping mid-October)

-Note: If a word is in italics in my blog than it is most likely a link that you can click on :o)

-Hmm...somethin's up at Pink Cat Studio starting next Tuesday!! Keep a look out!!



Today I have a fun fall card that gives me warm & fuzzy fall feeling's, hee hee! I LOVE the colors & patterns in the new Basic Grey "Indian Summer" papers--such pretty combo's & perfect for fall! The fabulous image is by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD "Rian" available HERE & she's colored with Copics to match the dp! I adorned the card with Prima Hydrangeas (in Sweet Pea & Woodlands), Prima Velvet Leaves, ribbon & Bella Baubles (in Lemonade & Merlot).

Up close & personal with "Rian"--I added some stickles to the flowers/hearts on her clothes & flowers on the ground. I used the NEW "Inspiration Paints" (fabulously fun to use) in Copper on the ground, Sage on the leaves & Light Purple on the background surrounding her! They leave a great shimmer & are nice & easy to blend (I use my Fantastix's or my fingers)! Hope you love her as much as I do!!?

Have a fabulous weekend & I'll see ya back here on Monday!



  1. Suzanne those jewel tone colors are beautiful and love that image. Have a great catch up weekend. Sandi

  2. Love the colors of the DP and your image is perfect with it!i especially like the songed edge with the image and the side bow is perfect:-) Love it
    Xmichele spera

  3. Great card :) I am a lucky one who falls asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. BUT - if I wake up in the middle of the night, I can't get back to sleep. That is usually when I craft :)


  4. Hi Suzanne, As always your card is just beautiful....I love-love the colors, my goodness it is just so pretty. Have a great weekend and enjoy your book...Lisa G

  5. oh wow, this is stunning work. Just love everything - so perfect in every way!

  6. She's just so gorgeous! I love this paper and have to get me some! The colors are beautiful for the fall and perfect for Rian. Just love her!

    Big hugs to you,


  7. stunning!! I love the gorgeous purple colour you have used!! just fab!!

  8. Wow!! You really outdid yourself on this one!! Amazing creation! Stunning!

  9. ahhh isn't she sweet! and beautifully colored I might add. How are you doing Suzanne? I hope the Lord is showering you with blessings!Thanks for sharing your talent.

  10. The stamp is adorable and I love your choice of colors for the card!

  11. Wow, Suzanne, this is beauuuuutiful. Adorable and wonderful colours, but most of all your coloring is awesome. The way you do your lights and shadows is terrific. Wow again.


  12. Wow Suzanne....thats sooooooo amazing....and your coloration is absolotely great. I love it. You are great.

  13. This blows me away...WOW! Your coloring is absolutely stunning lady! You are fabulous!

  14. How lovely. Great dp!!! I am like your DH. It just bug my DH to death. He just hates how I can lay down & them I am out! I must not have anything up there...hehe.

  15. It is the fact that a creative mind never rest!

    Face it you will not fall asleep fast or sleep the entire night because you are still creating in your sleep. I do the same thing!

    Denise Wells

  16. Stunning card, love everything about it!!


  17. Oh this is wonderful. Beautifully colored and the image is so cute.

    Check this out..It sort of explains the difference between a man's brain and a woman's...Hee Hee

  18. Wow that image is so sweet and your coordinating colors are amazing mixes!

  19. I would love to see a tutorial on how to color the fall rian card.

  20. Stunning card Suzanne, love the colours


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

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