Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lemonade & Sunshine!

Happy Wednesday to you all and Happy 1/2 way thru the week already!!  How is the weather treating you lately?  It's been beautiful here but supposed to cool off a bit this weekend--bummer, I like it HOT!  I know some of you have been in the path of terrible storms, tornadoes and flooding so sending out cyber hugz to you all if you are struggling with the after effects of those!  The weather lately in the past 2 years has just been crazy--me thinks "global warming" is a real thing after all, how 'bout you?

I have a slide-show of our Disney pictures and some birthday gifts I received at the end of this post if you are interested (if you get this in your email you have to come to the actual blog site to see the pics)!  I don't have many of hubby & I together in Disney yet--I ordered a few from Disney that they took (love that Photopass you can get there) so I'll share those next week when they come in.  The weather was very humid and the hotel water very SOFT so my hair was limpy-loo the whole time, lol--it was crazy!  My hubby is always subjected to "posing" in goofy poses for me, but he's always a good sport--so hope you get some laughs.  Also make sure and see his HUGE DINNER he ate one night, lol!  And we have been to Disney 5 times together so we knew what we wanted to do and see while there and were able to hit all the Disney parks in a leisurely way--having lots of fun along the way!


-I am crazy working on some new You-Tube Copic Videos and the Color Me Creative Class 4 this week, so my posts this week and next will be sporadic so I can get them all completed for you!  As soon as everything is done, I will announce it here!

-Bday Blog Candy Post below (from Tues)--you have to search for it within the post and enter by Friday! LOL!

Lemonade & Sunshine
Today I have a fun project to share with you all that is filled with sunshine!  I have had this beautiful new Lockhart Stamp for a bit--it was just waiting for me to use it, hee hee!  I'm not really an apron kinda girl when I cook, but I probably should be cuz' I can be kinda messy, lol! But I love the look of them and always remember my mom wearing them when I was younger--so vintage & cool!  This stamp is called "Daisy Apron" and it would look fabulous paper pieced as well.  I created one of these awesome desk caddies (see a tutorial here) that I have been seeing around the web lately.  I thought this would be a fabulous gift set for Mother's Day, a Wedding Shower or just for a friend--you could fill the caddy up with fun gifts or leave it empty. I envision this sitting on a desk in the kitchen holding some paper & fun pens and recipe cards :o)  The papers I used are from Basic Grey's "Nook & Pantry" collection.

Don't these colors just emit summertime fun? Crisp lettuce green, lemon yellow and apple red are just FUN!  I colored the apron to match these sweet papers (Y15,Y11,Y000/R27,R22,R20/YG25,YG03,YG000).  The pretty red trimming was done with my Martha Stewart border punch (a new one) and the green background was embossed with the swiss dots CB folder.  And that yellow panel is a new SB's nestability die "Labels 11"--I just got a few new ones and I love this set--then I ran it thru another CB embossing folder.  A bow made with my Bow Easy finishes it off nicely--oh, the edges of the dp were distressed with my new (fabulous I must say) Zutter Distress Tool HERE (great price of $32 too--amended from the $27, oopsie that was with my discount, sorry).

Aren't these desk caddies the coolest?  And you make it with just one sheet of 12x12" cs, some adhesive (I used Scor-Tape), hole punch and patterned paper--very easy to make.  The tutorial I found is HERE, but there are a lot out there so who the original inventor is I haven't a clue, lol (but I think it was a guy if I remember reading correctly)!  Kudos to him!  Again I used more of my BG "Nook & Pantry" papers to decorate the outside of my caddy, made some more paper trimming with my MS punch and then topped it off with some large daisies and bow!

I know I'll be making more of these soon--for many different occasions! So fun and easy to do and perfect for anyone!  If you use a double-sided cs then the inside can be decorative too!  Hope you enjoyed these projects today and maybe are inspired to create one for yourself or someone special!

Disney 2010 Slideshow: (click to make larger)

Have a fabulous day!


  1. Love the card. I just ordered my distressing machine this weekend. I got to use one at the scrapbooking retreat I attended and loved it. I had used a file set from Close to My Heart to manually scrape section by section and never got the deep distressing that the machine did in a minute. Can't wait.

  2. Hi Suzanne,
    everytime you use Lockhart stamps you amaize me. It's so sweet and beauty. I just all of them.
    Great foto's from your vacation.

  3. Your card and desk caddy are just so cheery looking, Suzanne; what a way to brighten someone's day!!!

    Love the pictures of your trip! How colorful and gorgeous, makes me want to go to FL and see it for myself. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  4. just fabulous suzanne !!
    hugs coco

  5. Love your card and caddy and the fun bright colors beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your vacation pictures looks like you had a blast!

  6. Hi Susanne,

    Love the card and caddy, the colours are fab and so summery! Think I will have to have a go at making the caddy.

    I had a peek at your Disney pictures too, looks fantastic and like you both had a brilliant time!

    Take Care, Lyns xx

  7. Wow what a wonderful project. So Lovely. Hugs marja

  8. Love your matching set! Gorgeous papers and awasome colouring!
    Glad you had such a wonderful break, photos are great. hugs Shelley

  9. The desk caddy is adorable! SO Summertime! Epcot is one of my favorite parks this time of year (Flower Featival). Your pics are great! BTW, Donald Duck my all time favorite too!!!

  10. Very pretty caddy and fun card! I love the projects you share. The Zutter looks to be a cool tool!
    Hugs to you,

  11. Such a bright cheery project. Loved all our Disney pictures, thanks for sharing

  12. Lovely colors. Love, love, love that apron.

  13. Love the card and project and the colors are so sunny. Gotta love Disney and your pic's are fab. I'm drinking my coffee out of a Minnie mug reading your blog.

  14. This card and this desk caddies are gorgeous, love the colors and details. What awesome pictures, thanks for sharing. And thanks for the tutorial :).

  15. Your card and desk set are so stinkin' cute. And I am seriously loving that new MS border punch. I'll definitely be on the lookout for that one.

    Have a terrific day. I'll be signing up for your copic level 1 class later today and am SO excited.

  16. Oh Suzanne, I love both the card and the caddy. How adorable they are. AND those are some awesome pictures, so glad you had a wonderful time. I need to get back to doing my copic lessons.. good thing you gave us a year to do it. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

  17. WOW!!!!! card, caddy and vacation pics.
    What more can one say but WOW!!!

  18. Oh wow!! this is just wonderful!! the fruit DP is perfect! and so glad to hear you enjoyed your birthday! thanks for posting the pictures too! I love disney.:) my boyfriend has never been to Epcot so, I'm hoping to take him next year. TFS!

  19. Awesome Disney pictures! Brings back a lot of FUN memories. We were there last in 2004, so it's been awhile, but still looks as beautiful, as always.

    Thanks for sharing!


  20. Love your colourful Apron Card and basket.
    I really enjoyed your Disney pictures - thanks for sharing :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  21. WOW Girl this is fabulous! I absolutely LOVE it! Your work is always so breath taking hun! Love your pics too! Looks like you and the hubster had a fantastic time!! What a wonderful birthday you had!!!
    Hugs~ Kim

  22. Great pictures of Disney, I just moved from FL to TN (yes, Nashville!) in Feb, but do miss that fairy tale place!

  23. Thanks for sharing your disney photos I can't wait to go someday.
    Also, thanks for the link to the tutorial I cant wait to make that caddie!

  24. Hi Suzanne, I love the apron card but I really love the desk caddy! Tooo cute! I went to 7KidsCollegeFund to order the Zutter distress it all but it says $31.99 rather than $27. Is there a coupon we need?
    I love your Disney pictures, brings back so many memories! Looks like you had a blast! I think you look great in the pic with hubby! Did you say hello to Mickey for me? LOL!

  25. What an adorable project! The card is fabulous in these colors and that caddy is such a clever idea! WOW...such new inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing your amazing photos! So glad y'all had such a great time in this fairyland!


  26. FUN!!! Beautiful work as always, Suzanne : )

    Thanks for sharing your photos... looks amazing!

    Love and hugs ~

  27. You sure had a great birthday. Love the pictures - the flowers are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Belated Birthday!


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

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