Friday, May 28, 2010

Time Travels!!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend (for those who live here in the States) & Happy Friday to the rest of ya!!  Yay it's a 3 day weekend--I love those!  And I want to say a BIG THANK-YOU to all of those that have served or are currently serving in the US military--we thank you for risking your lives to protect our freedoms and the country that we live in and we recognize the self-less sacrifice you give each day!!  And we remember those that gave their lives in the service of their country--we will not forget!!

Our plans this weekend, hmmm...are changing just a bit!  We're gonna spend one day in Baltimore and another day at our golf club's pool cuz' it's gonna be a hot one this weekend!  I'm gonna get that batch of hot, steamed MD blue crabs tho'--that's for sure!!  I'm not quite in tip-top bathing suit shape yet, but I've got a GREAT selection of cover-ups, LOL!  Although I did just order 2 new tankini's from Victoria's Secret and I'm hopeful to wear them by the end of June and get rid of all my Victoria Secret swim skirts that I have, that is my goal.  Gotta get hustling on my workouts--I'm up to running 3-4 miles five days a week and I got my new Elliptical Trainer so I'm doing 3 days on that along with lifting weights and Jillian Michaels workouts.  So far I've lost 4 of the 15 lbs (plus 2 lbs I count as water)--yikes--9 more lbs to go!  I'm more worried about toning the jiggle up though, hee hee--need that to be firmed up--no jiggling allowed, LOL!  Wouldn't it be really great if we could really LMBO (laugh our butt's off)--that would be so EASY!  And I am liking the juicing--I got a new Breville Juicer and it's fantastic--super powerful and quiet too.  But most importantly it's easy to clean!  So I drink 3 juices a day and a dinner of chicken/fish & veggies and for snack I have a Luna bar--but my fave juice mix is celery, cucumber, mushrooms, tomatoes and apples & cranberries---yep it really is good, like a sweet salad in your mouth, LOL!  Don't gag please :)


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Time Travelin'

Today Susana's Custom Art & Card Design is having a fabulous NEW RELEASE from Victoria Case for SCACD and the DT is having a blog hop too!  You can get all the details on the blog hop at the store blog HERE!  These cuties are ready for summer and the collection is called "Hearts & Hugs Summertime" and they will steal your heart for sure.  I'm using this cutie called "Safe Travels" and I made a card and matching suitcase favor/treat box (I created this box and made a tutorial for it, see below) along with papers from Graphic 45.  I think this would be perfect for someone heading off to college this fall, a bon-voyage present or just a congrats or moving gift!

I colored this gal from "Safe Travels" up with Copics--gotta love a nice red dress, I added black polka-dots to the dress with my black spica pen.  Her purse & hat bow got a coat of Viva Decor Glitter Liner (in holo.) for some extra bling!  The tag was pre-made and came with the Graphic 45 papers--I added the sentiment in red (PTI) and some pearl bling to it.  The double bow was made with my fave tool Bow Easy and the corners were done with my MS border punch.  I distressed all my papers with that fabby Zutter Distress Tool for a little shabby chic look!

So I worked for awhile to come up with a realistic-like suitcase box that would open by hinges and fit a gift card, money or other small treats.  I finally came up with this after 2 hours of playing, lol, and I created a tutorial that you can download (Mini Suitcase Tutorial HERE)---I will also link it in my Tutorials/Templates tab at the top of my blog for ya!  If you use it, please just note where you got it--I'd appreciate it!  You can of course decorate it any way you choose, I ran some kraft cs thru my Cuttlebug folder and then distress inked the edges.  The nailheads are gold brads with the backs cut off and attached with glue-dots.  The little stamps/tags are cut from some of the Graphic 45 paper/die-cuts.


This is what it looks like when it's opened--the top hinges but doesn't come off and you can fit a gift card, money or other small gifts inside.  I love how it turned out, even if it did take me awhile, LOL!

I am the LAST STOP on the BLOG HOP today, but if you're starting with me make sure to start at the BEGINNING with DT sistah KIM!! If you get lost along the way, stop by the store blog for all the blog hop details HERE.

I'll be back with a fun post for ya on Sunday or Monday (not sure yet, hee hee)!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!



41 comments:

  1. You're so inventive, Suzanne! Great card and suitcase project!
    Diane x

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  2. Love the card and your little suitcase. Great colours very striking. hugs Shelley

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  3. WOW what a beautiful project .
    I love her in red and all paper which you use.

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  4. WOW!!!!This is an awesome set, love the card and the new image which is colored perfectly and the suit case is fabulous.

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  5. Beautiful set, love the new VC release!

    Hugs,
    Iris

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  6. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow...this is awesome! Love that suitcase and this whole set is just such a perfect match, I love it!! Your coloring is amazing too.

    Enjoy your wknd! We had our long wknd LAST wknd and I'm sad that it's already come and gone! LOL!

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  8. This is so cute. Love the suitcase. I downloaded the template and am going to try it out this weekend, hopefully:)

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  9. This is too dang cute Suzanne...

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  10. Too cute. What a wonderful set. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Ohhh wowww Suzanne,so BEAUTIFUL,i love your image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  12. As always ...Suzanne your cards and projects are great.
    Have a safe and happy long weekend
    with your family.
    Linda W.

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  13. I am so with you...why is there a need for jiggle in the first place. Oh well - nothing in life is easy & most things are worth the effort! You did a lovely job. Have a great weekend & a super big THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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  14. That is just too cute. I wish I could be so creative. (I really wish I could get back to my copic lessons, so glad you gave us a year to finish) I just love that suitcase, thank you for sharing. hugs

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  15. Goodness gracious Suzanne this is Top Notch!!! Very very beautiful and rich look!! I adore your coloring as always~~thanks! Hope you had a FUN weekend and congrats on your healthy habits~~ i am need to try juicing--well someday LOL
    Blessings of Love

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  16. Thanks for helping us keep perspective on the reason for this weekend! The card is darling and so is the "suitcase". Looking forward to giving it a try. Have a great weekend and keep cool!

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  17. Oh my word Suzanne you are AMAZING! What a fantastic gift set hun! LOVE that suitcase...I am so going to make a cute set like this with this cutie pie stamp! You are one talented girl and I'm so glad you are my friend! :) STUNNING work Suzanne! Enjoy your family time this weekend!
    Big Hugs~ Kim

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  18. wow this is stunning
    this is really beautiful
    like the colors you used


    greetings karin

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  19. I love it! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  20. Oooh she's such a cutie!!! I just gotta have her and the tutorial for your amazing suitcase. I LOVE trunks/suitcases - I don't know why lol!

    Well, I've started with you, so I need to go to the beginning.

    Thanks, Suzanne : )

    Love and hugs ~
    Lori

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  21. These are just lovely....the travel case matched so well to the lovely card. Image is sooooo cute!
    smiles...Tammy

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  22. Hey Suzanne
    WOW!!! :o)
    Hearts and Hugs
    Susana

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  23. Your card and box are totally gorgeous, sweetie! Love your coloring - always!

    Have a wonderful weekend! =0)

    Hugs,
    Aud

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  24. dude SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!? thats amazing!!!

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  25. Wow...what a great idea, and love your coloring! As always, you rocked it Suzanne! And aren't these stamps just adorable?

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  26. Sorry but I need to say it in my language!!! Absolutamente maravilhooooooooso!!!!!! Lindo como tudo que você faz!!! Ameeei!!!!
    Thanks a lot for sharing your talent with us . I love everything you do!!
    Hugs
    Regina

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  27. WOW, this is just way too cute and clever, Suzanne!! Where do you get all your ideas??? Your "thinker" must be working way overtime to come up with these creative ideas.... How come mine is so stuck???

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  28. Wonderful Suzanne! Stylish and just perfect! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! Kramis - Anki

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  29. Suzanne, this is so cute! I love the bag. Darling image and of course BEAUTIFUL, perfect coloring!Hugs!!

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  30. Love these projects...that little suitcase is so fricken cute...you really did a great job on creating it. Im going to follow you so i can come back and watch the tutorial!!

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  31. OOoh, I absolutely LOVE your coloring and design style!!! FABULOUS WORK!!!!! Sooo Glad I found ya! :)

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  32. I love it!! Just too cute!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Love the card & love the suitcase, Suzanne! Thanks for sharing the tut with us! You're such a GIVER! That's why we luv ya so much!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  34. Beautiful set Suzanne. Love the cute lil luggage. Too sweet & cute~
    hugs,
    Cabio

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  35. Thanks for the tutorial, I will definately give it a try! :)

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  36. Thank you very much for your tutorial! is a beautiful work!

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

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