Thursday, April 22, 2010

Button Me up!

Hi everyone!  This is a quick post for ya today cuz' I am SUPER CRAZY BUSY--YIKES!  I've got to finish 1 last project for the magazine, take & edit all the pics, type up my portion of the magazine and run around and get birthday presents & supplies for Alexa's bday party tomorrow.  Egads--I'm gonna lose my mind I tell ya, LOL!  I don't remember what days were like when they're boring, with nothing to do but I sure wouldn't mind one or two each month I tell ya!  And thanks for all your well wishes, I'm slowly feeling better--certainly not fast enough for my taste though, lol!  And because I haven't been sleeping well due to sinus issues and stress (lol) I have been catching up on reading--I don't craft late at night because my hands don't move well late at night so I save my crafting for the daytime.  So I have THREE (3) FABULOUS books to recommend to you--omgoodness these were good ones:

-Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (I didn't want it to end)
-The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
-Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (aweome storytelling!!)


-The May/June issue of the mini-mag "Through the Craftroom Door" will be going to the printers this weekend, so if you haven't subscribed and want the paper edition you need to subscribe NOW.  Subscriptions ordered after this Friday will not be getting the paper issue due to the printer cut-offs--you will only receive the pdf version.  Then the next month you will get the paper edition--we are not big enough to order 100's of extras to have on hand to ship out after the end of the month (maybe next year, hee hee).

-Class 4 for the Color Me Creative Classroom will be up and ready for you on May 10th!  I am still running pre-registration rates on this class until April 30th along with donating $3 from each class 4 sold to Unicef--you can find the details HERE.  Other classes coming in mid-May are beginning & advanced Cricut classes, cardmaking class, and project classes so stay tuned!

Buttoning Around

Well, I hadn't had a chance to post the Try It Out Tuesday Challenge for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design yet!  This week I challenged the team to create a frame around their image or on their card but it could not be a paper frame!  One of my favorite embellishments is buttons so I had to create a button frame for my card of course!!  I used one of my fave Victoria Case stamps called "Milla"--she's fantastic because she can be used for so many fun occasions.  This paper is NEW from Melissa Frances--I loved the lilac colors paired with a minty green--pretty & springlike.  The border punch I used is a new one from Martha Stewart--I love the delicate feeling it has.  I used my buttons (by PTI)  to create a round frame behind the image in matching colors.  Those clear pearls circling the edge of the card were made with my Viva Decor Gloss Pen (in transparent)--you can sprinkle glitter on the top of them as well for more sparkle!

She's colored with Copics and then I also paper pieced her dress with the matching dp--I love to tie in the images with the rest of the card that way.  Remember when you're paper piecing to shade it like the rest of the image--here I used W3 & W1 to shade the edges.  Then I used the Viva Decor Glitter Liner (in holographic) on the stripes on her dress and her bows--this stuff is 100x sparklier than Stickles!!

Alrighty I'm off to run errands and chores!  See ya tomorrow!


  1. too cute!!! Loving the buttons!! Hugs Juls

  2. Love it!!!! Cute idea. Thanks for sharing!
    "Hugs" Granny

  3. Suzanne -

    You need to put a listing of all the books you read on the tutorial tab so we can use it as a reference. In your spare time of course ! Connie

  4. Suzanne she is absolutely gorgeous, loooove the colour combo and layout! Hope you are feeling much better soon, take careX:)

  5. I wish I could help take some of the load off so you could have those few days of having nothing to do. Maybe soon, you will be able to hire a secretary;o) Of course, I doubt you will find someone that could keep up with you...LOL!!!

    Your card is gorgeous!!! I love the layout, the colors and papers, and all those wonderful buttons!!

    Take care of yourself and hope you are feeling chipper real soon!!!


  6. She is so adorable! If you really like Kristen Hannah you need to read "Once In Every Life" I cried.


  7. She is adorable and your coloring is fantastic. Have a wonderful trip and relax!!


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

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