Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wings of a Fairy!

Hello & a very Happy Tuesday to all my friends out there!  Oh, boy the weather here in the VA area has been glorious since last week--I'm enjoying it so much.  Unfortunately, my son is not so much--the pollen is high and his asthma is not good right now.  He had a really bad attack on Easter evening--but I won't elaborate cuz' he hates any "health reports" about him on my blog, LOL--but I'm hoping his meds kick in and help more!  I hope you all had a wonderful celebration of Easter/Spring too!  Tonight I took a late evening walk with hubby & the dogs and it's just so enjoyable to be outside, warm but no humidity--doesn't get better than that!  We had a lovely Easter with my side of the family, although I forgot to take any pics--can you believe it, lol?!  Oy vey I say!  But I did get some pics at the Cherry Blossoms in DC on Friday--me and Riley met my hubby downtown and walked around the tidal basin and had some fun (Alexa was hangin' with frenz--she was too cool to hang with us, lol)!  You can see the slideshow at the bottom of this post if you'd like!  Washington, DC is never more beautiful than when the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom and the weather is sunny--it's gorgeous!


-Have you gotten a subscription to our new magazine "Through the Craftroom Door" yet?  The feedback has been wonderful and we're happy that YOU'RE happy and we're preparing the May/June issue right now for you all!  If you want more info you can visit the site HERE!

-Looking for some fun NEW PRODUCTS!  Susana's store has some great things in stock including Viva Decor, Glamour Dust (luv it), and Zva flowers and pearls!

-I'm also happy to be Guest Designing for Paper Romance this month which is run/owned by my friend Amy Leggate!  A great offering of stamps and other craft supplies--make sure and check it out & my project below using the "Fhiona Stamps"!

Fairy Wings

Today is Tuesday so that means it's a Try It Out Tuesday #62 for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design!  It's been awhile since I've been able to participate in this challenge with everything I've been trying to get done.  I've still got a lot to do, but I'm slowly getting the to-do list under control more, lol!  I haven't pulled out one of these beautiful fairies from Faerie Art Song--and I thought today's challenge would be fitting.  It's called "Tulips-a-Bloom", use tulip colors on your cards (yellow, red, violet, hot pinks, green)!
This beautiful fairy image is called "Serena & Risa"--although in my mind I call it the mom & daughter fairies, heehee--so pretty!  I've colored them with Copics and I used some of that wonderful Basic Grey paper called "Green at Heart"--so pretty!  And of course I added some Prima mini-roses with leaves and swirls.  The border is a punch from MS--love this border punch and then I've added some pearls to finish it off.

To make her wings really pop I painted the stamped image wings with two colors of Creative Inspiration Shimmer Paints (pixie dust, light purple) then I stamped a second set of wings onto a transparency with Staz-On ink.  To make them pop up, I cut slits onto the stamped image with my craft knife, added tabs to the transparency wings and slid them thru the slits.  To make them sparkle even more they got a thick coat of Viva Decor Holographic Glitter Liner (10x sparklier than the Stickles I tell ya)!

Now make sure and stop by the Store Blog HERE to see the rest of the DT's fabulous projects and see our two newest designers Heather & Kim as well!

Cupcake Girl

I'm so excited to be guest designing for my friend Amy Leggate's new store called Paper Romance this month!  She's got a great offering of stamps and other cardmaking supplies at her store including these cute lil' Fhiona stamps that you can check out HERE.  This one is called "Cupcake Cutie Fhiona" and she comes with lil' star accents and lots of sentiments to use.  I paired her up with my Basic Grey "Sugar" paper, some fun buttons and American Crafts dotty ribbon!  I love the cheery image and colors together--makes ya smile ya know!  Make sure and also stop by Amy's Store Blog HERE to get some wonderful inspiration too!

Lots of fun stickles in stardust on her too--a girls gotta have her bling!

Cherry Blossoms, Washington, DC 2010 Slideshow:

See ya back here tomorrow!


  1. Welcome back, Suzanne! Love the cards, and the pictures of Washington DC are spectacular! For those of us who don't get to see the east coast that often, what a treat....thank you for sharing those with us, how lovely!!!

  2. Suzanne, Great foto's.
    The card with the fairy is just divine. So beautifly coloured.

  3. Suzanna- both wonderful but your fairy is especially fabulous!! I've just saved this to my inspiration folder, I love it so much. Your colouring is perfect, and I adore the flowers and flourishes - oh and the crescent of pearls too. All gorgeous details!! Juliexx

  4. Stunning my friend! Please send some of that heat over to us here in Sweden! I'm still wearing my winter jacket.....sigh ;-)

    Kramis - Anki

  5. Great cards. I really like the first one and what you did with the wings. Great idea.

  6. The pictures are gorgeous!! Would love to visit DC!

    Your TIOT is stunning, what a great color combo and the little cupcake girl is too cute!

  7. Suzanne ! What a awesome card the little fairy one is she is my favorite. Love the other one as well and the pics of DC are great I want to go there someday.

  8. Two great cards, Suzanne and thanks for letting us see those photos, the cherry blossoms are glorious!
    Diane x

  9. I just love how you've colored Cupcake Cutie! Adorable card!
    Karen (YNS)

  10. Fabulous Card and colouring !!! Thanks Suzanne!!

  11. Such stunning work! Wow!! and I'm not too far from you, we're stationed at Andrews! Love your blog design! Super cute!!

  12. Suzanne,
    Your pictures are magazine quality. They are like looking through a window. Thanks for sharing with the rest of the country.

    Karen in California

  13. Gorgeous card Suzanne! They are boooooteeeefullll! :) Thanks for the welcome to the SCACD team...I'm so excited to be on a team with you!
    Hugs~ Kim

  14. Hi Suzanne. I am glad you guys had such a great time in DC. It really looks like it was warm and no coats. Wow what a change... Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. I really enjoy it each and everytime you go somewhere. Did you get to see Arlington? Wonderful cards. I love them both, and as always you do such spectacular work. lol....Have a great evening. Lisa g

  15. The fairy card is stunning! The image itself speaks volumes and you have highlighted it just prefectly. Your vacation looks like it was fantastic. Is Washington DC not gorgeous in the Spring? I hope it was refreshing and wish you all the best as you settle back in.


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

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