Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Flower Notes!

Hello & Happy Wednesday Friends!  I want to start out by thanking each & everyone of you for your overwhelming support, kindness & love shown to me and my family during this time.  I appreciate you all so much and you have all truly lifted my spirits--I could never say enough to thank you again & again for that :o)

And to answer a few questions about my home & decorations---since I got quite a few, hee hee--my answers are below:
* Santa leaves all presents under the Great Room tree
* for 6 ft trees, I use 5 strands of lights---my foyer tree & great room trees have 11 strands of lights separated into extension cords so they don't blow
* my foyer & study trees have amber lights on them (hard to find, but I love the soft glow); my rec-room trees have both white & blue lights on them
* my "jewel-box" tree in the rec-room & our great room trees are both real & cut from a local farm here in VA
*it takes me 5-6 days to get all my decorations done including the outside & I do 95% of it by myself with hubby & kids only helping with the family room tree (although hubby does take all the lights off when Xmas is over for me)
*yes, my house is always this clean (LOL), I'm fanatical about no clutter or mess (ask my mom)--if it starts getting messy it can give me an anxiety attack (for real, hee hee) and yes with 2 kids & 7 animals it is alot of upkeep at times :o)
*the back of my house sits on a nature conservatory and then Goose Creek is across the street which leads down to the Potomac River about 1 mile from my house.  We have all kinds of fun wildlife here--you've heard me screech about the snakes & foxes but we also have HUGE wild turkeys and families of deer.  And at nite sometimes I'll see a racoon strolling around.


-7 Kids College Fund has some FABULOUS new products in right now including tons of colors of Liquid Applique (I'm loving the blues), Just Rite products, Tim Holtz stamps and the wonderful Eclipse Masking tape (great for all kinds of masking & craft projects)!!

-I will be having some yummy Blog Candy to celebrate Christmas up next week that you won't want to miss--make sure & keep checking back for it :o)


I've got a quick & fun project for you today!  I used a fabulous Lockhart Stamp called "Delphinium & Peony"--love these flower images.  I paired it up with some more of those yummy My Mind's Eye papers called "Life Stories"--PTI's cs ocean tides & spring moss matches perfectly with them. My set includes a card and a matching post-it note holder with pen.

My image was colored with copics (BG75,BG72,BG10/E44,E43,E42,E41/YG25,YG67,G20) and then I added some stickles to the flowers and diamond glaze to the watering can.  That pretty border was done with a brand NEW MS deep border punch called "floral vine" (LOVE IT, like the larger border size), wrapped with matching PTI ribbon & added some pearls to the corners.  (the bow was made with my fave Bow Easy tool)

Side view of the post-it note holder---you can find the directions for this HERE on SCS!  The scrolls are from one of my fave punches that you can buy HERE.

And this is what is on the inside when you open it--a nice pad of post-it notes and a small pen (I get my mini pens from the $1 bins at Michaels).  A nice gift for someone special in your life (hostess gifts, teacher gifts, etc.).

I'll see ya back here tomorrow with a fun Magnolia project!!


  1. Great card and gift idea. Love the soft colors.

  2. nice calming colors, great gift for a special teacher

  3. Hi Suzanne...Wonderful gift idea with matching card! Love the soothing colors.

  4. Suzanne! This is ADORABLE and just the thing I'm looking for to make some quick "stocking stuffers' for teachers, etc! This is beautiful!

  5. Very nice work as always :)
    I love that you share info. about your decoration and home ( it look like very prety :)
    Regards Renkata

  6. Love those precious colors. The image for the note and card set is very delightful!

  7. So pretty. Just love the colors together. Is that snow I see falling on your blog or is my eyesight failing?

  8. This is lovely, great projects and beautiful coloring. Truly inspiring!

  9. Gorgeous coloring on that Lockhart image!....and I'm in LOVE with this Life Stories DP right now. AWESOME project!!

  10. What a great project! I do have to make some of these but it won't be in time for Christmas. I love your flower theme though. That would make a very classy spring gift! Congrats on becoming part of the Gina K team. I can't wait to see all the fun things you have in store!

  11. This card is so Beautiful! love the new wide border punch.. lovely colors and great design!
    Simply Gorgeous!

  12. your colors are beautiful. I'm so tired of christmas cards. I need to move on. These are a breath of freah air.

  13. Most beautiful! Wonderful gift set.
    Love the new MS border :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  14. So pretty...I thought my eyes were failing and another migraine was coming on - seeing the snow flakes!

    Cathy Hughes

  15. I love the colors and stamp that
    you chose for the post it note holder. My prayers are with you and your family. It is so very
    difficult to enjoy this festive
    season with a loved one so ill.
    I recently went through this myself
    and it was hard to keep things light and cheerful for our son. I
    just relied on God to help me keep
    going with a smile on my face.
    Merry Christmas Suzanne!

  16. Thanks for this great project, Suzanne! I'm gonna have to try it out :D ...and now I'm gonna have to find the MS punch - hee hee!

    Love and hugs ~ Lori

  17. Great cards! Interesting comments...but, where are the pictures so we can understand the comments???? Guess I missed them...sigh.
    Jan Castle

  18. Great cards! Interesting comments...but, where are the pictures so we can understand the comments???? Guess I missed them...sigh.
    Jan Castle

  19. Beautiful project!!! Congrats - I saw you listed on the new Gina K DT!!!


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

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