Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Prince Might Be a Frog!!

Hello Friends and Welcome to the middle of the week!  It's nice and hot & sunny here--I LOVE IT!  Although I have to stay inside today to shoot a video and do projects cuz' my house is getting power-washed--it's DIR-TAY! LOL!  So it will not be an outside day, although Jillian Michaels will be kicking my bum for 30 mins tomorrow---gotta get strong & fit!

Yesterday, me and my pal Marti headed up to Hagerstown, MD to the Offray/Berwick Ribbon Outlet!  Woohoo!  I got $600 worth of ribbon & trims for only $72--see pics below!  I got rolls of 30-50yds of ribbon, can I hear a heck yeah, lol!  The article and more pics will be in the next issue of our magazine "Through the Craftroom Door"--which comes out July 1st!  You don't want to miss it--and we're gearing up for our all HOLIDAY issue which comes out in October and we need lots of submissions for fall & winter holidays!  Any craft project will do--so submit ladies--send all submissions to want your artwork (just remember that all submissions should be new & unpublished on the web or paper).

and that's just the ribbon from bag #1, LOL


-Page Down to see the new post for today--this is a long post today folks, lol!

-Thanks to everyone who entered in the Copic Card Challenge on my Color Me Creative Classroom--all the entries were fabulous so it was truly hard to pick--a problem that I LIKE to have, hee hee!  They each won a $25 gift certificate to a Copic store and a pack of Cryogen Irridescent cardstock courtesy of The Paper Temptress!  Grand Prize winner also gets in the magazine next issue!  The winners of the Copic Card Challenge are:

GRAND PRIZE: goes to Tracy Payne from the UK for her wedding creation--you will see her fab project in the July/August edition of Through the Craftroom Door magazine! It's wedding fabulosity!

Winner #2:  Grace Muilwyk (no blog)--her fabulous summer project below:

Winner #3:  Mari Harpham--her blog is HERE!  Her beautiful project below:

My Prince Frog!

Today I have a fun Magnolia card for you!  I used a sketch that was created by Chris Sather who is a mod for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group.  The Group is celebrating it's 2 year birthday with 8 weeks of fabulous challenges that you can see on a special Birthday Bash Blog HERE!  I loved this sketch--really fun to use and I used a fabulous Fairytale stamp from Magnolia-licious!

This gorgeous Magnolia stamp is called "Fairytale Tilda" and I just love her and her lil' frog friend (errrr...prince?)!  I married my Prince Charming so I'm a lucky gal indeed--no frogs for me!!   I used some royal colors and papers from the new pack of Kaisercraft paper called "Gypsy Sisters"--I love this paper pack, beeee-u-tiful!  That fabby ribbon is from the Outlet and I got 65 yards for $5, hee hee--the bow was made with the fab Bow Easy!  I attached a ribbon charm with Scrappers Floss and then painted it with teal Smooch paint (great for metal)!  The background behind her was embossed with a CB Folder and the swirls are from a Spellbinders die embellied with pearls!

Isn't she just precious--love her!!  I colored her on my fave cardstock at the moment (Crygoen White Irridescent that you can buy HERE)--it blends well and has a subtle sparkle in it which I like!  She's colored with Copics of course (BG49,BG15,BG11,BG10/R35,R32,RV10, E25,E31,YR20) and then I used Smooch Illuminate on her dress for pretty sparkles.  The froggie got a coat of diamond glaze, while it was still tacky I poked it with the end of a paintbrush so it's kinda bumpy IRL!  Her wings and lace trim got stardust Stickles on them for more BLING!!  Do you see the small sparklies in the rest of the image from the paper--love it!

Make sure and stop by the Magnolia-licious Birthday Bash Blog here and join in the festivities each Saturday!


  1. Wow! That was some find for ribbon! Very impressed ;D And that card is fabulous! The colors are rich and it!

  2. Wow Suzanne, your card is beautiful! The bright color of Tidla's dress is awesome!
    Silvie frm France

  3. Wow, Suzanne.....looks like someone had fun shopping! Love your card too, how lovely is that! What a great job....

  4. WooHOO! Ribbon Heaven....!! I am sitting here drooling over all that ribbon and the fabulous deals you and Marti found!! Woweeeeeeee!! I am totally jealous!!

    Looking forward to seeing lots of cards with loaded with wonderful bows and ribbons!! I knew you said it was good, but WOW...I never imagined it would be that GOOD!! Thanks for sharing!!

    ...and thanks for the great CHAT last night too!!


  5. Suzanne, what a DEAL you & Marti found!! Congrats! Wish I lived close enough to go there, but alas, I'm in OK!! I did spy the zebra print ribbon you found. I'm sure it is one of your faves!


  6. I just you did make out on the ribbon... what a deal.

    Your card if gorgeous as always.
    hugs Sandy

  7. What a beautiful card Suzanne,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.
    Wowww so gorgeous ribbons.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. Wow! Love all that ribbon! What a haul!! The card is gorgeous! Love the flourishes you used to accent the image!

  9. Score!!! Don't you just love getting bargains like that!!! Beautiful card Suzanne!!! Love the coloring and colors you used! Bet it sparkles even more IRL!!!

  10. OMG Suzanne what a productive shopping trip you had. I'm drooling over all those gorgeous ribbons. I love all the details on your beautiful card, right down to the 'bumpy' frog. :)
    Would love to see it IRL, but, I'll just keep looking and drooling.

  11. Awesome Shopping!! Love your card, your coloring is amazing! The layout and your papers are wonderful and your new ribbon is perfect!

  12. Very beautiful, love the coloring,
    Hugs, Line

  13. Beautiful card, Suzanne! Love this stamp and your detailing is fabulous! I'm with you about the cryogen paper! That sparkle is beautiful, but what I truly love is the way it takes the ink. What a stash of ribbon! You found a real treasure there! Fabulous shopping find!!

  14. Very beautiful Suzanne! I am learning so much from you! Thank you so much!

  15. All the cards are beautiful. Your card is just lovely. Pretty colors and lots of sparkle can't beat that.

  16. Suzanne, What a beautiful card! Colored to perfection as expected. I love your color choices...very bold, contrasting burgundy and blue. Just beautiful :-)


  17. I see lots of pretty bows in the future for all of us to see. I haven't seen any Tilda stamp that I didn't oo and awe over and this one is no different! Wonderful card Suzanne! Congrats to the winners!!!!

  18. Suzanne, I look forward to see finish project with those yummy ribbon :o)
    Wow, I love your Fairytale Tilda card and the coloring of her dress is SO gorgeous :o)

  19. I love your Fairytale Tilda, Suzanne and the way you've coloured her with all the sparkles!
    Diane x

  20. Wow Suzanne, it's a good job I don't live too near the ribbon shop, I have a ribbon fettish, lol! Beautiful card. Thanks for chosing me as your Grand Prize Winner, can't wait to see the printed issued of Through the Craft Room Door with my creation in. Hugs Tracy x


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

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