Tuesday, November 24, 2009

All Buttoned Up!!

Hi Everyone & Happy Tuesday to ya!  I'm back--sorry I needed an extra day off!  Sunday was my hubby's birthday & we spent the day as a family bowling, making a special dinner & watching a movie---so no time to get anything crafty done!  But it was a good day & he had a nice day me thinks---I fixed a gourmet dinner of Maple Glazed Ham, Cheesy Scalloped potatoes, Roasted Mushrooms w/ Brie and Spinach Salad w/ Warm Bacon Dressing (the spinach salad recipe & mushroom recipe courtesy of Pioneer Woman, Ree, my favorite new obsession, LOL--and they were both yummy)!  Glad to hear that I've got some of you all hooked on Pioneer Woman as well, LOL--I loved some of your emails & messages--she's a bit addicting, huh?  The kids even got in on the kitchen action this weekend with Riley making jalapeno poppers for appetizers and Alexa made Hot Fudge Lava cake--so it was a family affair (well hubby was on the couch watching the Redskins lose again--argghhhhhh, maybe next year they'll be actually win again, hee hee)!


-7 Kids College Fund has some awesome NEW products in store now that you might want to check out!! NEW Sakura Jelly Roll pens (awesome for embellishing images & writing--I love 'em), NEW Shimmerz colors (love the antique lace) and NEW Sizzix Texturz Plates (fun alternative to CB folders--lots of cool patterns)!

-I will be posting a NEW Copic Tutorial Video very soon (as soon as it's sunny again here in VA, hee hee) showing how I color "GOLD" like I did on this car image HERE!

-I will be having a Crafter's Holiday Open House on December 5th at my home from noon until 5 pm!! If you are in the area & would like to come I'd love to have you---just a fun way to meet other crafters nearby, chat & have some holiday sweets! I will be having a Mitten/Hat Giving Tree, so if you'd like to bring a hat and/or mittens for a child under age 12 that would be fab! I will be donating all of them to the local Shelter for Domestic Violence Sufferer's Children! If you think you'd like to come just email me and let me know, and I can send you my addy!! It's sure to be a fun time--so just drop by for an hour or three!!

Try It Out Tuesday #45--All Buttoned Up!!

Okay, so today is another "Try It Out Tuesday #45" and this week I challenged the DT to use buttons on their projects.  You know I love buttons--am a bit button obsessed, hee hee and these fabulous NEW GLITTER BUTTONs that Susana has in her store are YUMMO-licious!  What could be better than glitter & buttons combined together--fabulous I say!!  For this tri-fold card I used one of my most used & beloved Lockhart stamps called "Hydrangea & Berries"--I made this stamp mulitple colors but I love the soft aquas & creams that I used this time!  The dp is by Stampin Up (brown's) and PTI (aqua's).  And oh those fabulous Glitter Buttons in yummy chocolate brown--love them!  The corner's were made by cutting triangles out & then punching the edge with my new MS border punch--love to make fun corners!!

Close-up of the image shows the Ivory Flower Soft on the hydrangeas and stickles on the berry leaves and jar front--gotta have some bling!!  Now make sure and hop over to the store blog "Follow Your Heart" to see the rest of the DT's fabulous projects using buttons today!!

A Scottie Holiday!

My second card uses a super cute image from I Brake For Stamps called "Bold Scottie"--I adore Scottie Dog images since they remind me so much of my beloved mini schnauzer Trinket who I lost 2 years ago!  I decided to dress this scottie up for the holidays using the Mojo Monday Sketch #114 for my layout.  And I pulled out some more of my fab holiday Graphic 45 papers--loved the tartan plaid, perfect for my scottie, lol!  The image was embossed with black embossing powder & then I gave him a matching lil' bowtie; the sentiment is from PTI's "Vintage Ornaments" set.  A double bow made with my Bow Easy and another fabulous Glitter Button (in black this time) finishes it all off!  So here's wishing you a Very Merry Scottie Holiday, hee hee!  (Remember if you decide to order yourself some goodies from I Brake For Stamps--make sure and use the coupon code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to get 10% off your entire order!!)

Hope you all have a fabulous day & I'll see you back here tomorrow with a Magnolia Holiday Project!!


  1. Love the adorable scottie dog card, love the fun fold and flower soft on the first one, and thanks SO MUCH for the link to Pioneer Woman. Oh my gosh, what an awesome site....she's SUCH a fun read. Love her humor in her recipes. :)

  2. Your brown and blue card is sooooooo pretty! I love the way you did the corners and am going to have to swipe that idea! By the way - who won the blog candy yesterday? I didn't see it posted, but maybe I missed it.

  3. I love the brown and aqua together and the embellishments....am definitely looking into the glitter buttons!!!! Your little scottie dog is just precious. Will be looking into the Pioneer Woman next!!

  4. Hi Suzanne. I love your cards. It is always such a treat. I loved the first one with the brown. WOW...so pretty. Then I scan down and there is the cutest Christmas card...I love the rich colors and the little puppy is just so perfect for this. I have to tell you, I am such a numskull! I just found out this morning that after all this time and all the comments that I never followed your blog..I have a quick link to you, and your blog is the first one I read each morning. Before most of the time I even post on mine..lol...yet I have never followed yours...What a dweeb....lol...I can not believe myself at times..Haha...have a great Tuesday, Lisa G

  5. Wonderful cards! Love the first one, oh so pretty!

  6. Your Scottie dog card is adorable & reminds me of a pretty pink dress my mother made for me as a little girl with cute little Scotties on it. LOL (sure wish I still had the fabric)
    Your brown & aqua card is gorgeous! Love the colors & the background paper. Of course your coloring is superb & I love those glitter buttons.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

  7. Beautiful cards Suzanne. Both of them, but I must admit I favor the flower one as I love love flowers. I like the different type of fold there. And I must get into the flower softs as they always look so fab on your cards.


  8. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the first one, those buttons are fab!

  9. Love your two cards, Suzanne! Your button card with the ivory Flower Soft amongst the flowers in the pot are so pretty along with that bling! That Scottie dog is cute! I love your style of creating! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Hugs, Cami


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

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