Monday, January 4, 2010

The Music of Love!!

Happy First Monday of 2010 to you all!  Wow, another work week is upon us--it was soooo nice to have some time off but unfortunately it only lasts so long!  This month is jam packed with things including some fun announcements, new releases, blog hops & my trip to CHA at the end of the month.  Makes me tired just thinking about it all, hee hee!  It has been in the 10's degree wise here in VA with winds gusting up to 50 mph and I'm am sooo OVER winter, lol--I'm hoping it's alot warmer in CA when I visit for CHA or I'll be mad :o)!!  Well it's got to be warmer than 10 degrees, right? right? LOL!  At this rate my Xmas decorations will be up outside until spring if it doesn't get warmer (my neighbors will love that, NOT)!  Alrighty, enough chitter-chat from me today!  I posted yesterday too with a new Lockhart Stamp (from the new collection) so if you missed that, it's below this post!!



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**Don't forget to stop by tonite at 11 pm for the Gina K Previews--I'm using a brand new set that is super cute so you won't want to miss it (but if that's too late for ya, it will still be up tomorrow too)! 

**NEW Copic Video is finished--shows how to color objects/images GOLD!!  Link is HERE or you can find it on my Tutorial page (link at top of blog)!


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The Music of Love


Today I have a romantic kinda card for ya using some fabulous new Magnolia stamps from the Winter Club Kit (kits are available here, although winter kit is no longer available) but Diana of Magnolia-licious will have these in stock very soon for ya!  This month's Magnolia-licious DT Challenge is hosted by the very lovely Sharon Caudle and she chose 'Frame Cards' for our challenge.  You can visit the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE to get all the details & instructions on how to make these!

As soon as I saw this piano stamp I knew I would use it first because I am dying to get a piano of my own, hee hee---I'm asking hubby to get me (err..umm..us?lol) a piano for our anniversary this year!  I loved playing the piano when I was younger & want to take lessons again---it is a total dream item for me!  I used K&Co's "Smitten" papers (love this pack) and then I embossed the background cs with my CB hearts folder for texture.   The sentiment is from a Flourishes set I have and then I 'faked' a ruffle trim on the inside using sheer ribbon (lined the inside frame w/ Scor-tape and then pleated the ribbon and adhered to the tape--ta-da, ya get a ruffle)!  The rose on top of the piano I made--I snipped a small prima flower in half and then rolled it, attached some leftover wire with scor-tape and laid on top of piano (genius right, hee hee)!


Side view of the frame card to show you the dimension!  The flowers are stacked various Primas (find the roses & hydrangeas HERE) and then I added stardust stickles to the roses for sparkle!


All of my images were colored with Copics, the piano, her sash & shoes got a nice shiny coat of diamond glaze and some stickles on the back of the piano & her lace ruffle trim.  A romantic Valentines Card for someone special in your life!!  (Copics Used:  Piano-E49,E47,E44,E42/Dress-R85,R83,R81,R46,R43)


View of the back side of the frame card

Hope you like this lil' beauty (she might be for sale in my Etsy store, don't know if I can give it up, lol)--make sure and stop by the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to see more samples & to join in on the Challenge!

See ya tomorrow!

37 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne and Happy New Year to you! I love your frame card it is gorgeous! Love love this Tilda and as always your coloring is top notch! Thank you so much for sharing how you made the rose bud on the piano love it!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  2. Beautiful card as usual, Suzanne...... your coloring is fantastic!

    Oh, and if the weather keeps on as it has been the last few days, you'll be in for a big improvement over your area. I'm a little south of LA in San Diego, but we're pretty similar, and today we were in the low 80's. This week it'll be in the 70's. That's why we call it "God's Country" out here!!!

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  3. absolutely gorgeous!

    it has been too cold even for me around here YIKES!
    hugs
    M

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  4. Hello Suzanne!

    I love all the elements in this card. It is so soft and elegant. The pinks are so lovely what you have used. Tilda looks gorgeous. I love this one. I have noticed that you have named the piano Edwin.
    Yes! I clicked on it to enlarge the picture to see the details. Very clever idea.
    I also love the netting around the inside of the frame.
    We have a piano. I don't play but my husband does.
    Hugs marion

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  5. I love, love, love, it and I would love to buy this card for my friend who is a piano teacher and the other grandmother of my little grand daughter. I hope I will get a chance, and you don't keep her. Sure have missed you lately. I was beginning to go into SJD withdrawal. LOL Pam

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  6. great card, I love the Tilda in heels, adorable. Hugs

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  7. Wow, Suzanne, what a stunner! I'm going to have to try this technique, I love the dimension. Amazing coloring as always. I didn't get the winter kit this year so I'm anxiously awaiting the release of these gorgeous stamps :)
    Hugs, Christine

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  8. Hi Suzanne...Happy New Year!! You have really started the new year off with a bang, this card is gorgeous. Love all of it.

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  9. Good morning Suzanne. This card is just wonderful. Wow, the dimention and detail is out of the world. I could go on forever. The sign on the top, the rose on the piano, the faux ruffle, all are just outstanding. I love it! Your use of colors is fab. I always enjoy seeing the wonderful creations that you come up with. I also have to say thank you as I got a treat last night when I couldn't sleep. I watched you new video about coloring gold. Yay me, I have all those colors. What a treat.lol...Have a great day, and stay out of the cold. Lisa G

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  10. OMGoodness, Suzanne...that card is precious beyond words...and that Tilda is just beautiful...what a lovely lady, hehe.

    Hope you keep yourself warm...and yes it will warmer in CA. ;-)

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  11. I love your card. I was actually thinking that would be a good combination for this style of card.

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  12. Oh, how utterly divine, Suzanne! I love the ruffle you added around your frame - it's gorgeous. Beautiful details, right down to the flower on the piano - how adorable...hugs...Barb

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  13. Gorgeous! Your cards are amazing! Love the sparkle on the flowers. :)

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  14. Such a beautiful card, I really love the piano :)

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  15. What a lovely and wonderful card, super cute!
    Hugs Jacqueline

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  16. Thanks for another wonderful Copic video! Your coloring amazes me!! I'm still working on the blending and shading and nothing looks as good as yours, for sure. Also, saw that you got a Kindle for Christmas - so did I! My hubby got me a Kindle DX which I didn't even ask for so it was a surprise. I read all the time so he thought I would enjoy it. How did you get through 9 books since Christmas??? I'm still on my first Kindle book, but almost finished. Again, thanks for all the super videos and samples!

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  17. Another beautiful card you've created Suzanne! Lots of wonderful detail!!! Your gold video is fabulous even though I don't have Copics. Thank you for making and sharing!

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  18. Good to see ya back, missed your creations!!
    Gorgeous card!!

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  19. Hi Suzanne,Love your card it is sooo Beautiful.I really enjoy seeing what you have done everyday.
    Linda W.
    HUGS

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  20. phhhh! I have to take a deap breath first of all i want to thank you for the inspiration you have given all of us in our yahoo group.I want you to know we appreciate all that extra mile you go to make it fun,exciting and very very helpful for us ((HUGS))I find it weird that i had just told you that last week,LOL! WELL another bites the dust I AM DROOLING OVER THIS GORGEOUS CARD!!! WOOOOW!! MAMA!!!!! MY HEART POUNDING AND EVERYTHING LOL!! beautiful!Hang in there tomorrow is a better day.

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  21. Amazing card! I love how you framed the piano.

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  22. What an adorable creation you have made here!! Love this Suzanne!! The added fabric in the middle is perfect and reminds me of her dress!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  23. Suzanne, this is absolutely stunning! I love this scene you have created and your coloring is superior, of course. I think you are a wonderful person and I appreciate the time you take to visit my blog and your very kind comments. You are one of my favorite artist/designers. Hugs, Angela

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  24. Suzanne what a great card you have made ! I love the coloring and the ribbon around the inside. Thanks for being such a great inspiration to me !

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  25. Amazing card! Can't wait to check out the new Copic tutorial (you're my Copic hero)!

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  26. What a gorgeous card! You're talent always amazes me. I'll be back later to see the Gina K preview :)I've been a silent follower for some time, but I just needed to tell you how impressed I am that with even with all the DTs you are on you give each one 110% All your projects are a pleasure to view :)

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  27. WOW, this is beautiful.. you really are an inspiration.

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  28. Hi Suzanne,
    Your card is just lovely!!!
    Can't wait for these images.....
    Hugs, Candy :o)

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  29. Pretty card, Suzanne. I'm still not sure about Tilda in heels, but she looks awesome with the piano. I like the way you did the ribbon around the frame! It really adds to the elegance of the card. You did a beautiful job! hugs!

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  30. oh my goodness, this is amazing. I just can't imagine how many hours this card took to complete. I sure wish you lived closer, I have a piano that I would love to give to you.

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  31. Suzanne, this card is so beautiful! I just love it. You do such wonderful cards.

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  32. Your card is beautiful. As always you coloring is stunning. Love the way you made it look like a shadow box.

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  33. Hello Suzanne!
    I know I posted on here but nothing has appeared. I adore this card. The colours are magnificent and so is the design. I had enlarged the picture and noticed you called the piano Edwin. Too cute.
    Hugs Marion

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  34. This is GORGEOUS! Love the ribbon treatment! Tilda and the piano look gorgeous! You are such an inspiration!

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  35. This is so pretty! I LOVE the lace around the window. Perfect embellishment for the adorable image. :)

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  36. This is just GORGEOUS!! I just got this set last week and talk about inspriration! Love how you colored the piano! I'll be back for sure!!

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  37. Love the use of the lacey material inside the frame to accent the piano.

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

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