Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweet Summertime!!

Hello everyone and Happy Summer to you all!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend, a great Father's Day and a kick-off to summer!  We had a nice time visiting with my mom and watching Alexa graduate 8th grade (see pics below) with both of her grandmother's.  She also was presented with the Presidents Award of Excellence for keeping a straight A average all 3 years in Middle School!!  On Saturday we spent the day at a park her in VA that runs along the Potomac River--we took a nice long hike/walk thru the woods which was fun (I've got the pics below, hee hee).  Then on Sunday we celebrated Dad's day--my hubby wanted to go to REI (his fave store, lol), then to get some Mexican food at Rio Grande and we finished it off with a 3 mile run for me & him, LOL!  Then HE (not me) got Dairy Queen to top it all off.  He is better at keeping weight off (hate that about men don't you?) so I gotta watch it a bit more than he does.  I had a Weight Watchers juice pop instead :)-- only  a few days until we leave for the beach, I CANNOT wait!  I just love South Carolina, when I cross the border into that state I feel like I've arrived home---I can't really explain it, but it's true.  The smells, the water, the Spanish moss dripping from the trees--I LOVE it all!

Our Weekend Pictures:


-I have the Copic Summer Special still going on at the Color Me Creative Classroom thru today, June 21st! Get $10 off your total if you sign up for 2 classes and get $20 if you sign up for all 4 classes---only Copic classes, not Cricut. Once you sign up & pay your monies will be refunded to you in 48 hours. This will not happen again until 2011, so if you want to learn how to use those Copics over the summer--it's a great deal! (if you need to pay by check/money order please email me separately so we can arrange that) **EXTENDED 7 more days!!  Due to a few that asked for an extension on this for 1 more week, I'm offering it until June 28th!  That is the last day to qualify for the savings--I will not have this special again until next year!!**

-I will be loading up about 50-60 projects to my Etsy site this evening around 10 pm est (June 21st)--they are projects that have been made over the past 6 months.  Any orders that come in by Thursday, June 24th I will make sure they get out asap before I leave on Friday for my 2 week vacation.  If orders come in after Thursday, they will not be shipped out until Tuesday, July 13th.  You can view my Etsy site HERE!

-There is some yummy Elisabeth Bell Blog Candy going on at the SCACD store blog---check it out HERE!  The new release is this Friday!!

Sweet Summertime

Today I'm sharing a project with you that I did for the Magnolia Ink Magazine--this project and tutorial I did are in the new issue called "Fun in the Summer Sun" (you can buy a subscription to this magazine HERE).  This is a Scor-Pal tutorial called "Accordion File Folder" that I re-did for the magazine using some newer Magnolia stamps and I was thrilled to be featured in the magazine.  I had a lot of fun making this accordion file folder--I wanted it summery, sweet and romantically vintage looking.

These stamps I've used are available at Magnolia-licious and they are "Tilda with Flowing Hair" and "Spring Fence" both from the So Hoppy Easter Collection.  I colored my images with Copics to match some of my favorite papers from GCD Studios called "Ella Blue".  The flowers are all from Prima with some pearls I added to embellish them a bit more.  The large pearl center on the flap closure is a Prima Pearl Center--I just love using those!  You can find the tutorial for this accordion file folder at the Scor-Pal site HERE or my tutorial is HERE (if you don't have the magazine to follow along).

I just adore this sweet image of Tilda holding a flower basket--too cute!  I added some diamond glaze to her shoes and stickles to the flowers and grass.  All of this is colored with Copics (E43 thru 40 on her and the blues are B02 thru B0000).

And this is what it looks like when it's opened!  I used white envelopes and trimmed the top with some pretty trims made with a Martha Stewart border punch (then I distressed them with some brown ink).  The closure on this stays closed with a Basic Grey magnet--I love using those, they work perfectly.  And to hold it all together I used the super strong Scor-Tape!!

Hope you enjoyed this project and if you don't have the magazine yet, you can still try your hand at this project--it's really fun!


  1. Oh Suzanne, that is absolutely gorgeous... thank you for sharing your talent...

  2. Suzanne this is just fabulous..Love the colors and the coloring and love all the details you put in to this.

  3. Suzanne, beautiful, love your amazing project, the colours and images are gorgeous and your tutorial is fab. Have a wonderful vacation and thanks for sharing your photos. hugs Jodie from Oz

  4. saved it to my desktop on my to-do list for tomorrow looks like a lot of fun to make.

  5. FABULOUS Suzanne! I adore this project!!! The colors, the image, the embellies... all so beautiful : )

    Love and hugs ~

  6. Just beautiful, a gorgeous project!

  7. I loved your project as soon as I saw it in the magazine. It's beautiful!

  8. Love the tutorial and your finish product is fab!

  9. Oh my word Suzanne this is amazing! I love love love your project and the softness of your coloring is splendid! Such beauty!!!! LOVE the pictures you shared to!!! Tell Alexa CONGRATS on her graduation...what a milestone for her! :) Glad you had a wonderful time with your Mom visiting!
    Big Hugs~ Kim

  10. So beautiful Suzanne,i love your image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. You have some wonderful family photos there, Suzanne and the file folder project is excellent - I've been drooling over it in the magazine!
    Diane x

  12. What a fabulous project. So pretty in the blues and tans.

  13. This is gorgeous, I love it! Thanks for the tutorial too!!

  14. This is a fantastic project and so cute to boot. Love, love, love it.

  15. Hi Suzanne...first, beautiful family. You're little girl is a high-school! I'll have to read my MagInk magazine closer...I didn't realize you are the creator of this incredible work of art! Just gorgeous!!
    Pat Frank

  16. OMGosh Suzanne...........that is to die for! I love it! And love the colors & all the doodads! You just did a fabulous job on it all.
    Huggies ~

  17. This file folder is just precious! Congrats to your daughter on a job well done. I am from Charleston and I know just what you mean - to me there is nothing like the smell of the ocean and the salty breeze!! Enjoy!!

  18. Congratulations on the publication! Looked beautiful there, but so nice to see more pictures. Fantastic tutorial! Awesome work Suzanne!!! Love your coloring!!!

    Congrats to your daughter too and have a great vacation!

  19. oh my gosh this is just TOO ADORABLE. I love it all. Love the little tab closure you made too. Just BEAUTIFUL! I know you were excited to be featured into the magazine. This is SUPER! TFS..... Peggy

  20. Hi Suzanne,
    FAB project, I love all of them :)
    Hey thanks for stoping by my blog. That's mean so much to me :))))

  21. Wow!! It's fabulous!! I love it!

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

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