Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Spring, Happy Everything!

Hello and Happy April 1st to you all (and Happy April Fools Day)!!  I'm so happy it's April--I love Spring and April is always such a beautiful month here on the East Coast!  Easter is this Sunday and we'll be heading to my mom's house this weekend to celebrate.  The kids don't really do Easter Egg hunts or believe in the Easter Bunny anymore (boo hoo) so it's easier to travel for Easter now--last year we were in Hilton Head.  My mom volunteered and I'm no fool--I gladly accepted, LOL!  My job is to bring an appetizer and wine--that I CAN do, hee hee!  On Friday I'm taking the kids down to Washington, DC to meet up with my hubby and we're going to see the Cherry Blossoms on the National Mall--always so pretty!  The weather is supposed to be in the high 70's and low 80's so it will be perfect for walking around DC--we're going to visit Arlington Cemetery as well (can you believe I've lived in this area all my life & never been)!  If you ever get a chance to visit DC you should come during Cherry Blossom time--it's just so lovely to see (I'll share some pics with ya though).

NewsBitz:

-Don't forget to stop by the Copic Creations Challenge Blog today for a new challenge and announcement of the winners from the Anniversary Hop!  I didn't get a card done in time, but I know the DT will have lots of beautiful eye candy for you!

-I have not forgotten about my Blog Candy--I will announce it tomorrow for you all! LOL

-If you signed up for a pdf subscription to the NEW mini-magazine "Through the Craftroom Door" look for your pdf version in your email box in the next couple of days--it will take us a bit to get them all sent out to you!  If you got the paper version, it will be in your mailbox by next week!  Also when you sign up for any kind of subscription you get access to the exclusive website.  Those invitations to the website will start going out tomorrow so look for those in your email box (they are NING invites, so you have to sign up & be approved).

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Happy Spring, Happy Everything!

Since it's April 1st that means the Magnolia-licious DT has the April DT Sketch ready for you!!  Claudia Rosa created a wonderful sketch for us all to use this month--very versatile and you can find all the details on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE! 

I wanted to use as many Easter/Spring Magnolia stamps as I could so I created a Peek-a-Book card for you all!  On the front here I've used "Hello Tilda" from the Hoppy Easter Collection at Magnolia-licious HERE--isn't she a cutie!  The papers I've used are a mix of My Mind's Eye papers from my stash--love this company's papers!  On the front I've added some layered flowers and scroll punch outs from my swirl punch.  The trim and photo corners were made with a MS border punch.  The entire front of the card got a layer of Smooch Spritz in Vanilla!


So to make my Peek-a-Boo card, the front panel swings open revealing another cute Magnolia image called "Chicken Tilda" (love her)!  She's colored with Copics as well and then I've added some stickles to highlight and shimmer!  The sentiment is from PTI's set "Egg Hunt" and I cut the acrylic stamp apart (gasp) so I could stack the sentiment to fit (that's the beauty of acrylic stamps).

This lil' cutie was colored with Copics including the background behind her.  I added Diamond Glaze to the egg and then sprinkled MS glitter on top so it's both shiny & shimmery.


And then the card also flips open to reveal the inside--I got to use another Magnolia image called "Easter Egg" on the inside and used a nestability circle in the center of the other panel so you can add a sweet note!

Hope you enjoyed my April Peek-a-Boo card--it was really fun to put together!  You can visit the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous projects and join in on the fun too!
And make sure to stop by Magnolia-licious to see all the new stamps in the Hoppy Easter/Spring Collection (and Pirate & Fairytale Collections too, hee hee) right HERE!

See ya tomorrow!



29 comments:

  1. Suzanne, Wow your card is fabulous, such a wonderful combo of adorable Maggies, I love the peek-a-boo panel, your colouring is perfect as always and I love all your gorgeous details. Have a wonderful trip and a very Happy and restful Easter. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  2. Wow, this card is a real masterpiece - I just love it! Your colouring and composition is wonderful, as always.
    Have a very happy and peaceful Easter.
    Diane x

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  3. Simply stunning Suzanne! Your colouring is stupendous as always and the card fabulous inside and out. Gorgeous embellies too. Have a wonderful Easter, Maria

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  4. Hi Suzanne,
    What a beautiful card! Love your take on the design. I also really like how you were able to use so many different images. Your coloring is fabulous as always!
    Have a Happy Easter!
    Hugs,
    nancy

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  5. Wow! Love your use of so many images on this card - they look wonderful and I love the bright beautiful spring colors you've used. hugs, Angela

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  6. Suzanne, I've really missed your daily blogs :-( So glad that you are back home. Enjoy your stay in Washington, D.C. this weekend, hopefully soon after my husband retires next Spring we can plan a trip to Washington to see the beautiful cherry blossoms. Happy Easter to you and your family. Looking forward to receiving my first copy of your magazine!

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  7. Suzanne,
    This card makes me so happy! The colors are fresh, and the amount of detail is amazing! Your Tildas are adorable, and I am learning so much about shading from you.
    Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, and have a blessed Easter with your family.
    Hugs to you,
    Pam

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  8. Gorgeous, Suzanne, absolutely stunning! I would love to know how to create a card like this. It's truly gorgeous.
    Hugs, Christine

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  9. Suzanne your card is fabulous! I love it so much! The colors are so vibrant and I love how you've decorated inside and out. I want to try the peek-a-boo 'cuz it looks tooo cute!!!

    XOXO

    Jackie

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  10. Oh my goodness, Suzanne, your card is amazing. I love how she hatched on the front and is a chicken on the inside. How adorable.

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  11. Suzanne, I haven't had time to leave comments lately, but I've been checking your blog almost daily. This card is stunning! What a ton of work and fun that went into it. It's beautiful.

    Angie

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  12. This is just fabulous! beautiful work as always. :) Have a great day!

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  13. Oh Suzanne, you are going to be blown away by Arlington. It is just magnificent. Have a great trip and Happy Easter to you and the family. I love this card. It is just too cute. I am having a great time with my classes and I can not wait to get your new magazine. Smiles, Lisa G

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  14. Hi Suzanne,
    Such a happy and onderful card.
    I hope when finish your classes to can do one like this :)
    Love it .
    Hug's
    Reni

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  15. Hi Suzanne,
    Such a happy and onderful card.
    I hope when finish your classes to can do one like this :)
    Love it .
    Hug's
    Reni

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  16. Suzanne, your card is totally gorgeous!!! I love the colors and the peek-a-boo style, and those papers are so yummy!! Beautiful work!! Happy Easter!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  17. Beautiful card and very original. I love the colors.
    Hugs, Line

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  18. Oh my gosh girlfriend. You are such an enabler. LOL I have already ordered, and then preordered Tildas, and now I'm gonna have to order again. You blow me away with your creations. Great job!!!! When I grow up, I wanna be just like you. ;-) Love ya, PJ

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  19. Oh so cute love you card!
    Hugs

    Nadine

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  20. Another one for us to marvel at! This is gorgeous, just gorgeous!

    Happy Easter!
    Aletha

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  21. Oh my gosh, Suzanne, this card is unbelievable!!! What an intricate beauty......I'd love to be on the receiving end of this one!!!! You do such an amazing work of art on your cards, and you're right, those stamps are such cuties!!!

    Can't wait for my new magazine, Congratulations on your newest project, my friend!!!!

    Happy Easter......

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  22. Suzanne, I love love your card. I like this front panel idea with the hidden image behind it.—it’s fab. I am going to use that in one of my future cards. Thanks. Two adorable Tilda images you’ve chosen here—they go well together. Fantastic colouring as always—I don’t think you can do anything but…Lovely DP’s and embellishments. TSF.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  23. Everything is beautiful as always!!!

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  24. Suzanne this is SENSATIONAL!!! Thanks for the inspiration and ideas :))))
    Blessings and Happy Easter

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  25. OMGosh Suzanne! Your card is absolutely DELISH!!! I love it!!!
    Can't wait to get my mini-magazine!
    Have a blessed Easter!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

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  26. Adorable card, one of my favorites from you! I will have to try that type of card one of these days.

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  27. I am always amazed at the amount of detail on your cards. They all have so much eye candy...I could look at them for ages and still find new things to love. Gina L

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  28. Suzanne, your card is fabulous, such a wonderful combo of adorable Tildas. Your colouring is perfect as always and I love all your gorgeous details. You inspire me!!!
    Hugs and congrats!
    Lena

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

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