Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Who's gettin' Shabby??


Hello Everyone & Happy Tuesday to ya!  I have a major on-going migraine that doesn't want to go away so I apologize if some of this post doesn't make sense, LOL!  I have to tell you a quick funny story about one of our cats Tinkerbell (my daughter's cat).  She is a black & white princess that likes to terrorize the other cats when she gets in her crazed mode in the evening--she also likes to bring us treasures whenever she can.  Since my cats stay indoors that means no hunting outside so she has hunted other things for us that just crack me up.  In one week's time she has brought us (in her loud "meowing" voice that doesn't stop until you congratulate her) a battery, one of my earrings, a phone jack, 5 hairbands, a crayon and best of all a lovely dead stinkbug!!  This is her weekly haul, LOL--she's such a lil' weirdy I tell ya and just cracks me up.  She also likes to lay in my craft room chair behind me--problem is when I get up to do something and want to sit down again, she likes to bite my butt to tell me "NO" I can't sit!  Such a little diva I tell ya---thought that might give you a giggle on this Tuesday!


NewsBitz:

-I will have a picture tutorial (pdf) file of how I made my Explosion Box (see here) for you by Friday!
-I will also have 2 new Copic Tutorials up this week--1 will be on how to use your Copics to color so they look like Distress Inks and one will be on Feather Blending & Flicking Techniques!

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Vintage Roses are Pink!!

This card was so much fun to make and I kept everything very vintage & shabby chic!  I use my Tonic Distress Tool to rough up all my papers (can't wait for that new Zutter Distress Electric machine) and inked them with Distress Inkpads.  The pale pink pp is from PTI and the cs is from SU.  This lovely Magnolia stamp "Tilda with Vintage Roses" is from the Christmas Collection but I think she's perfect for anytime of the year!  You can find alot these cuties at the Magnolia-licious store HERE--you won't be able to pick just one!  I stacked bunches of Prima flowers and roses along with some fern punch-outs and some of my favorite Prima pearl flourishes!  And no card would be complete without some pretty sparkles--so I threw in a couple of stickles here & there :o)  (Copics Used: R21,R20,R11,R00/E13,E11,E00/G97,G95,G93,G20)  This card is entered in the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog as well--go HERE to join in!

Don't forget to stop by the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to see the NEW February Sketch Challenge Project!

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Try It Out Tuesday #53


Since today is Tuesday that means it's another Try It Out Tuesday for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design (SCACD)!  This week I challenged the DT with a fun sketch that I had created last month for myself (see that project HERE) and this time I used a fabulous NEW Lockhart Stamp called "Love Angel".  My papers are all from PTI and the sentiment "Love is in the Air" is also from a set of theirs called "Tiny Valentines".  I used lots of stickles for sparkles, my oval nesties to cut my image out & Copics to color her (R85,R83,R81).  The cream was embossed with one of my NEW Asian Cuttlebug Folders (cherry blossom--luv it) and I distressed some of the papers.  Some swirls from my punch and a bow made with my Bow Easy finish it off!  Now make sure and hop over to the store blog "Follow Your Heart" to see all the DT's lovely creations and have a go at my sketch as well!

I'll see ya back here tomorrow!



40 comments:

  1. wow! these are beautiful!
    Carol<><

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  2. Wonderful cards Suzanne and great colouring.

    Liza x

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  3. Hi Suzanne! This is so pretty! I love the shabby/chic look. Really beautiful work and coloring! Love how you've distressed the edges of your papers and added glitter.
    AWESOME!!! ;0) HUGS, Angela

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  4. What gorgeous projects, Suzanne! I love how you colored with the distressed look and the layout on the lockhart card is fantastic!
    Hugs, Christine

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  5. Your cards are gorgeous as always. And, I agree...this Tilda can be used any time of year.

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  6. Oh, Suzanne! So so pretty. I love that shabby chic look and you certainly made it look gorgeous. Do your pearls come already shaped or did you just lay them down in the flourish pattern? Your second card is just as sweet as can be. Love that bow easy, can't live without it...hugs...Barb

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous and in my favorite color too - pink. We have a Tinkerbell also only he's a boy.

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  8. Oh this little Tilda is absolutely gorgeous! I love the distressed edges and the flowers & pearls finish it off beautifully. So very pretty! I'm new to Copics and Magnolia stamps and I'm so inspired!
    On a side note, I just finished the 9th book in the Cedar Cove series. LOVE these books!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!
    Julie

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  9. How can anyone with a migraine possibly post so much good stuff??! I loved your story of your cat's "haul", and your cards are just beautiful. That Tilda is amazing. I just read about the new Zutter machine - guess I need to go back and check it out again. Beautiful cards, Suzanne. Hope you feel better. Hugs,

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  10. Suzanne both of these are so soft and perfect for that very fem friend, relative, love them. The cat stories, well all I can say is if you don't have a cat, then you cannot tell the stories and they are sometimes too numerous to mention but always entertaining. Thanks for yours. Sandi

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  11. These are just stunning.. The colors are soft and the design is just fabulous.

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  12. What absolutely stunning cards Suzanne! I love the flowers that are on the card too! You always do such wonderful cards!
    I LOVE your kitty story...I love when you share those with us! I had to laugh at the battery though...what a personality these little fur balls have!!LOL

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  13. wow, your Tilda card blows me away!!! Definitely one that would look great in a frame in my daughter's room :-)

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  14. Wowee I just love how it turned out :) Those swirls are divine :)

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  15. Hi Suzanne! Love the new cards! Absolutely charming!

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  16. Hi Zuzanne,
    Very chic card :)
    I can't wait to see your tutorial about the Feather Blending & Flicking Techniques. I have try to do by myself, but..... :(
    hug's
    Reni

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  17. Oh Suzanne your Tilda card is goreous! I love the shabby chic look! This Tilda seems to be very versatile. The other card is beautiful as well! You are a awesome designer!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  18. Suzanne!!! You did it again!!! Your card is absolutely stunning!!!:))
    Hugs
    Regina

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  19. Love your card and the shabby chic look. I wish I lived near to you so I could take your copic classes.. All of your cards are gorgeous.

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  20. Beautiful cards Suzanne, and looking forward to the tutorials I was watching you on u tube last night!
    Clairex

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  21. Hope your headache is better!!
    Sounds like such a fun cat!
    Gorgeous, stunning projects!!

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  22. Beautiful Tilda card! Love the colors and arrangement!!! Your Love Angel card is also gorgeous! Pretty papers and terrific layout! Fantastic work!

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  23. Gorgeous cards, Suzanne!! Love Tilda and how you've colored her and the flowers and swirls are beautiful! Beautiful work! hugs!

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  24. What wonderful cards. That Maggie is just too sweet. Love your sketch by the way. Tell the kitty to share, you are keeping her warm by the way.:)

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  25. Hi Suzanne...Love both of your cards today, they are just gorgeous!!!

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  26. Both are beautiful Suzanne!! I love the colors you used.
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  27. Oh Suzanne, your cards are wonderful but I especially love the girliness of the Magnolia card. It is ethereal and beautiful and has every quality I love in a card. Are the tiny pink flowers Prima too? I have had a very hard time finding small flowers. Gorgeous!

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  28. I loved your cat story. My sisters cat brought in a live bat one night. They played heck trying to get the bat out of the house.

    Your cards are beautiful. I love that shabby Tilda.

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  29. I love your shabby chic card I
    think it is gorgeous.I will be looking forward to your new tutorials.You have taught me so
    very much.
    Thank You
    Linda W.

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  30. Suzanne, I can't find a comment section under the post about your hunting kitty or your migraine, but I hope she gives you some peace while you deal with the migraine. They are murder. When you feel better, may I ask which Prima flowers you used on the gorgeous pink and white card? Thanks so much! Try some Healing Garden Lavender Stress beads. They helped me when I had migraines. Feel better.

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  31. These are gorgeous, love your shabby chic!
    Hugs, Marsha

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  32. The Magnolia are so cute. I love the softness in it. Hope I can make the distress ink on the edge of the circle one day. Need more practice!
    Suzie

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  33. OMG Suzanne, this is just so beautiful... So perfect, so unique, and so ventage which is my favorite type of card... Oh goodness I love everything about this.. every technique is done to perfection.. LOVE IT!!!
    TFS
    Hugs, Jean

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  34. Suzanne these are both AMAZING hun! I can't wait for the copic video on how to color with distress inks because I have been playing around with that concept and can't get it to work! Since you are my Copic Queen and idol I am so glad you have mastered this technique!!! :) Sorry to hear you are getting all the snow this year...I really don't mind sharing our WI snow with you easterners...lol...I am with you though..I am SOOOO OVER WINTER!!! Maybe we should both move south! :)Wouldn't that be wonderful!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  35. Gorgeous cards, Suzanne. Of course my fav is that beautiful Tilda (I "have" to get that stamp). I'm a shabby chic pinkie kind of girl so this one speaks volumes to me..........and shouts..........GOOORRRGEOUS!!! Love the distressing too (so they're coming out with an electric distresser? Too cool.).
    Anywho........love it all & great sketch too.
    Hope your migraine is better today (I get those nasty buggers too). and loved your cat story. I don't have cats.....only one Rottie pup who thinks she owns the house. LOL
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

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  36. How could anyone not fall in love with the Magnolia Tilda stamps. They are always so fitting for so many occasions. I love them and your card lets me know how I really need to invest in these stamps. Maybe after tax refund come back!!!!!

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  37. Suzanne, your cards are stunning, my favourite is of course Vintage Tilda the colours & papers are so beautiful. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  38. Gorgeous cards, Suzanne!!

    Loved your diva cat story too. ;)

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  39. LOVE your Tilda. The pink and the shabby chic you have going on is just perfect! The flowers and the pearl design is so nice!

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

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