Thursday, July 1, 2010

Beachy Wedding Bells!!

Hi All and Happy July 1st (and Happy Canada Day to my Canandian friends)! Wow--did June fly by quick or what? Do any of you (here in the States) have plans for the 4th of July? We're going to do some fun things around Hilton Head Island during the day and then camp out on the beach in front of our beach house that evening to see the Fireworks over the ocean--can't wait! So a few of you guessed correctly that I had changed my hair, lol---but nope I didn't cut it or color it but it did suddenly get 6 inches longer, hee hee! I have the WORST time growing out my hair and I have tried & tried but I cannot get past that awful growing out phase. I always end up chopping it off because to me there is nothing worse than spending a bunch of time in the salon or bathroom fixing it--arghhh! I'm not much of a salon girl and I go every 4-5 months and that's it--so I decided to get some extensions to get me thru that phase! Hopefully this way I will be able to get it long enough to not have to deal with layers and weird curly cowlicks, lol--we'll see! But I like it so far and it doesn't take me long to do and I can air dry it, which is heaven to me!!  Me and the blowdryer DO NOT get along well, lol!

Long post below, so read carefully cuz' there may be some "sweet candy" mixed on in!! :)

NewsBitz:

-Yep, that's right--I'm a BIG pushover, lol!  I am extending my Summer Special at the Color Me Creative Classroom here until the END OF JULY!  Enough of you begged (hee hee) and I have no problem doing that--but after July 31st this special will go away until next year.  So if you're wanting to learn how to master Copics then hop on over and register for a class!  Take 2 copic classes and get $10 off, sign up for all 4 Copic classes and get $20!

-The winner of the Gift Certificate from 7 Kids is "Jan Castle"!!  Please email me right away so I can get the gift certificate out to you!  Thanks to everyone who gandered a guess!!

-The July/August issue of the "Through the Craftroom Door" will be sent out over the next few days via email if you've ordered the pdf edition.  If you subscribed to the paper copy, they've been mailed and you should be expecting it soon!  Hope you enjoy it!

-Today is also Challenge Day for two fabbo companies---Susana's Custom Art & Card Design has the TIOT Challenge #74 posted HERE ** AND ** Paper Romance has their Thursday Challenge HERE!  So go be challenged, lol!


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Beachy Wedding Bells!

Since it is the 1st of July that means it's a new Magnolia-licious DT Sketch Project to share with you.  This month I was the hostess and I challenged the DT to create these fun Stand-Alone Pop-Up cards using a great tutorial from SCS HERE and they're all SUMMER themed!  You can find out all the details on this month's sketch project and how to join in the fun (AND WIN) at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE!  My project, the insert is not meant to pull out---just folds down flat for mailing.  I have made these before (see here) and made them so the insert comes out.  You can easily resize these as well--my project above measure 5.75" across.

I decided to pull out my favorite stamp from the NEW Wedding Collection from  Magnolia-licious HERE--this cute couple is called "Loving Bridal Couple".  Love them and how she's reaching up to touch his face!  The other stamp with the billowing fabric colored arch is "Wedding Background" (there is also a romantic sunset stamp here in this collection here that would be beautiful too).  The pretty scrolls on top are done with my Marianne D dies (I used this frame die here and cut off the edges), the edge scrolls are from that set of dies as well.


My husband and I want to renew our wedding vows on our anniversary this November, and I really want to do it on the beach (Little Palm Island in the Keys of FL is our goal) so this card was created with that in mind.  I used soft creams and blues and lots of texture to re-create a beach wedding scene, the colors are so elegant and soothing to me.  The blue dp is by Magnolia for the wedding collection (see here).


Here's a closer up picture of them--they're colored with Copics of course!  I used Mudd Puddles sand (in Malibu Beach here) on the beach (love that stuff, so cool & dries quick & hard) and the ocean got diamond glaze & stickles on it.  Stickles were also used on the top of her pretty wedding dress and the pretty, billowing fabric got a coat of Buttercream Shimmerz for a subtle sparkle.  (The creams were done with E42 thru E40 Copics, Blues were B99 thru B91 with some C2 to gray it down a bit)  The couple are popped up a bit with pop-dots to stand out just a bit from the background!



This sentiment is from a Gina K set "Botanicals"--I love the fonts and the saying---so it was perfect!  I love how this project turned out--it's gonna sit on my "permanent collection" shelf!  Now make sure to hop over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to join in on the fun!  And see all those new Wedding Collection stamps at Magnolia-licious here.

**And because I'm in the giving/vacation mode, hee hee--leave me a comment here by next Monday telling me "where your special relaxation/peaceful place is in the world?" and you could win 2 stamps of your choice from Magnolia-licious from me! **

See ya back here on Saturday with a new post & some more vacay pictures!

90 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne,
    wow beautiful beach wedding card.
    Woowzzaaa you look gorgeous with long hair.
    Have a great vacation.
    My special relaxation/peaceful place is in the mountains in my country Bulgaria. There is so gorgeous places. When I can I go back to my country and visit some peaceful place like this one http://www.motoroads.com/pictures-pirin-mountains-hiking.html

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  2. Hi Suzanne,
    Last time you told me that I can write to you in French, so here I am... Le plus bel endroit au monde pour relaxer c'est Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine. Je suis originaire de ce coin de paradis et chaque été j'y vais en vacances. J'y retrouve les miens et je me ressource.
    Passez de très belles vacances,

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  3. I have to say that my favorite place to unwind and chill is my own backyard deck. I've vacationed to several lovely places, but I just love to sit on the swing on our deck with a book and read while listening to the birds. Doesn't happen often enough so it is a treat!

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  4. I love the extensions. What a great idea!!! I'm all for sitting in the backyard relaxing too

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  5. Suzanne, this is a wonderful project. Very summery and beautiful.

    I've never really been anywhere that I can say is totally relaxing. Hubby and I are looking to take a late honeymoon (13 years late LOL) next year to Mexcio. I just want to sit at the beach and relax.

    I hope you're having lots of fun and getting the rest that you deserve.

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  6. I love your talent! And, thank you for sharing . . . you provide me the creative inspiration I need. Thank you so much!

    My fav relaxing is on the back patio at the Running Y Lodge in Klamath Falls, OR. I love to sit there in a rocking chair, with my dog Kumba resting nearby, sipping a glass of wine and snacking while talking with other guests and watching the golfers go by in the distance. It is beautiful, peaceful, and so relaxing.

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  7. I love to sit out on the deck and look at my flowers and listen to and watch the birds. I find that very relaxing.

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  8. Hey Suzanne love your card as always and I will have to do one of these for the Maggie blog :) My favorite place to relax is at the beach looking for sand dollars, or if we are not at the beach any where we are camping.

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  9. We recently purchased some property that we are turning into a mini farm. Even though we work hard there it is still the most peaceful place for me.

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  10. How beautiful. They are just the sweetest.

    For me the most peaceful place is being up in the mountains. The calmness and peace just overwhelm me as I sit among the trees looking out over a lake or stream with mountains in the background. Happy 4th!

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  11. Hi Suzanne--Beautiful pop-up wedding card~~Exquisite!!!

    Great idea for growing out hair--my youngest daughter is a hair stylist and this is one thing I haven't tried yet:D I did do some whacky colors at times~~they grow on you:)))
    My fave relaxing spot I have to admit is HOME~~~We do not vacation cuz I get stressed to pack--never know what to take:(((
    Our vacation funds were put into our backyard with pool, deck and flowers and I love to sit in sun-read book- and enjoy a GOOD Margarita or Cerveza!!! Then I fall asleep--zzzzzzzz:D
    Smiles and blessings

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  12. hi suzanne

    love the card! love the color's you've jused and the beach effect!
    my relaxing place is in my crraft room, after a har day ore week of work i can come in and forget about the time and relax. usually i spend most of my weekends in there relaxing.

    hugs
    daisy

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  13. Beautiful card, Suzanne! I love the soft colors.
    My restful spot is at Popham Beach in Maine...wish I was there right now!
    Enjoy your vacation!
    Hugs to you,
    Pam

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  14. I think I'm going to have to try the hair extension thing myself. I can never get it much past my shoulders and then it just gets the best of me!

    My favorite place to relax is on a deck somewhere (my deck, restaurant deck, cruise ship deck, hotel room deck) with a glass of red wine and a view!

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  15. I love your card so much!!! You always amaze me. My most favorite peaceful place is The Greenbriar Resort in West Virginia. I LOVE that place and I never want to leave.

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  16. WOW, I didn't even recognize your avatar! Your card is perfection, as usual. I luuuuuuv this stamp too & just got mine so I can't wait to ink it up! I'm usually super busy so I rarely get a change to go to a place to relax, so the thing that works for me is- the shower :) When I'm in there, the boys usually leave me alone, I've done some good thinkin' in there- LOL! Big Hugs!

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  17. UTTERLY GORGEOUS HUN!!!!!! GOSH YOUR COLORING IS MIND BLOWING. I'm looking at the small details you added to your coloring in i'm in an awe. Well that is so sweet and good news on your renewing your vows.Congrats((HUGS)) OH MY MY IS THAT A NEW PROFILE PICTURE??? Love the long hair and color.

    My ultimate place for relaxing would be in my craft area but if you need to know of a vacation destination.HMMMM I believe is this secluded beach.AWAY from tourist i went @ 3years ago for my bday in Guadalajara,Mexico OHHHH MY GOSH!!!!!! Water bluer than blue ,sea food really fresh served to you on the beach. and it was EMPTY !!!You only see local residents. It was so much fun! This place is called "GUAYABITOS" Locals told me that is just like Puerto vallarta but with out the tourists. Ok Suzanne every time i come here i start waffling.I guess i have to make it here more often huh?? LOL!!! Take care,RubyM:)

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  18. Wow!!! I love your card!! It's the perfection!!! Fabulous, very fabulous!!!

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  19. OMG!!! your talent is amazing!! I just got my certification from Copic and one of the sweet gals in my class told me about your blog...and now i know why she loves it! I think i'm up to almost 30 markers and can hardly wait to get more :) I am addicted!!! I went to Maui for the first time last year and for me it was truly paradise, and am looking forward to going again soon!

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  20. Hi Suzzane,My favorite place is home on my front porch.
    I have lived in town all my life and
    we bought a ranch...20 years ago
    and moved to it about 15 years ago.
    I retired about 4 years ago and my
    Husband retired Jan.When the weather is not to hot we go out and set and watch out hummingbirds
    fight over there feeders.God's little miracels are a joy to watch
    in fact we can watch them while
    we are inside at the table having our meals.Thanks for a chance to win such nice stamps.
    Linda W.

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  21. So beautiful Suzanne,i love the images and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  22. Hi, Suzanne, Beautiful card and congrats on renewing your vows in November. That's pretty cool about your extensions. Hope it works out for you. My special peacful/relaxing place is on our back deck. It is so private, surrounded by beautiful trees, birds, and flowers. Love to sit in my comfy chair with a nice glass of wine and a good book. Love it!

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  23. Beautiful card...what an inspiration you are. My favorite place to go (with my husband) is Door County, Wisconsin. Such a variety of things to do ... a great little getaway spot!

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  24. Wow! Love the card. I haven't traveled the world but I believe the most beautiful part of the US that I've seen so far is Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Happy 4th! Liz S

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  25. Another beautiful card. I love getting inspiration from you.....

    My special peaceful place is my deck. I like to lay out in the chaise lounge by the pool reading a book or just watching the kids play in the pool.

    Dawn Bennett
    York, PA

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  26. Beautiful card!

    Answer: my own bed. :)

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  27. Beautiful card!!
    My favorite place to relax is the beach. I love to walk along the beach, taking in the sounds and scents of the ocean, getting my feet wet and letting my cares go out with the tide.

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  28. Beautiful card! My favorite relaxation place in ClearWater Beach in Florida. Its just so nice & peaceful there. Wish I could go more often!

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  29. Beautiful Card...I just love that background stamp. My favorite place to go and relax is in the Mountains of North Carolina. I love getting a cabin in the middle of nowhere, sitting on the porch in a nice rocking chair and reading a good book!

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  30. Suzanne that card is just gorgeous. Hope you are enjoying your vacation. Hope to get down that way myself after CHA

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  31. I loved your card! My favorite place to go to relax is in a book. I always lose myself in the book and imagine I am there.

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  32. My special/relaxation place is ...I know it is sappy...but curled up in my husbands arms. He means the world to me and I can't think of a safer more relaxing place to be. Secondly I love to be by the ocean listening to the waves crash on the shore. I am so in love with this sound you will never guess what that man of mine bought me just the other day. It is by HoMedics and it has numerous sounds you can play such as stormy night with thunder, rainfall, summer night with crickets, etc and of course ocean waves. It even has a timer. Guess what sounds I hear as I fall off to sleep besides the snoring....lol
    hugs, Diana

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  33. My perfect relaxation place is on a cruise ship with my hubby. Cruising on a ship is a vacation that is strictly for my hubby and I. We take no family or friends--it's time for only us. It will be a long time before we go on a cruise ship since we now have three children. :)

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  34. This is so cute! Love the sandy beach.
    My absolute favorite destination is Sedona Arizona. I love the climate and the red rock and the small town feel of the place. Plus it is very artsy-crafty with an awesome art mall. I haven't been in quite a few years but have been thinking about it.

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  35. Sounds like you are having a great time. My favorite place to relax is a cruise--it can go anywhere. I can really disconnect from the crazy life and reconnect with myself.

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  36. Love your beautiful wedding card, and hope you are having a great vacation. My favorite relaxing spot occurs every morning when my DH serves me my first two cups of coffee in bed. It's a time to "wake up", a time to think about what occured yesterday, and a chance to plan how I am going to use the coming day. I think it is called "daydreaming", and YES, I DO KNOW that I am spoiled. :))
    Linda S. in NE

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  37. Such a sweet card!!! I love this couple. My favorite relaxation spot is in Capri, Italy. We had a day trip to Capri, we saw the blue grotto. We took a gondola across the mountainside. When you get to Ana Capri which is the highest point, there is a cafe there. You can sit high on the mountain overlooking the ocean and have a nice glass of red wine. I could spend hours there!! Have fun!
    hugs,
    Shell

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  38. I have to say that my most favorite spot in the world to be is in my craft room. I have just reorganized my space and it is exactly as I have wanted it for a long time. I feel at peace and relaxed when I am in it. Life is just so crazy all of the time that just being home in my favorite space in the whole house is really all I need to relax. Especially if I get the chance to get lost in a project. I love the wedding couple and your pop up card.

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  39. wow what a stunning card. My fav holiday destination well easy. Anywhere but home with my family in tow. lol

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  40. My favorite place...right here at home.


    What a lovely card and I wish you lots of sun for your vacation.

    Cathy

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  41. You know you look younger with the long hair - lovely! Cute wedding card...aren't Copics wonderful! My special relaxation/peaceful place would be my own little studio looking out my 5' window at beautiful trees, birds, and critters...IDEAL!
    Jan Castle

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  42. First off, your long hair looks great! Second, love the wedding card. I too adore the way they are reaching for each other, really sets the mood! Thirdly, my favorite place to relax is in my recliner, on my brick patio surrounded by my flowers. It is a fenced area, so I don't see anything else but flowers, my little piece of heaven:)
    Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
    Sandy

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  43. Suzanne--Your beach couple card is just gorgeous. I'm writing this from my peaceful place now. My husband and I have retired and summer on the shores of Lake Huron in our 5th wheel camper. When we travel here from home I literally can feel my blood pressure drop the minute I catch my first glimpse of that lake.

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  44. Suzanne, That card is most definitely a keeper. Sooooo beautiful!! My favorite place to go is a cabin in the mountains by a lake! Not too far away from everything so we can still shop and go out to eat! LOL

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  45. I'm leaving tomorrow for our hobby farm in Northern Minnesota. Surrounded by forest, fields and lakes, it is my true Happy Place. Surrounded by family and friends it doesn't get any better than that! Have a wonderful time and treasure these times.
    Terri

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  46. Hi Suzanne:
    Hope your vacation is recharging your batteries and giving you much needed time away from the routine!!! I love the card! My most relaxing place is the beach; specifically the shore in Montauk, NY. We are Long Islanders but the East end is such a special place. My favorite time is early morning when I grab a cup of coffee, open my back door and walk onto the sand. I sit on the shore and think just how lucky I am at that moment... Second best is sunset with a bottle of wine and my hubby nearby. It doesn't get better than that!

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  47. My special relaxation/peaceful place is in the world is sitting on the front porch with my hubby on a summer evening, listening to the crickets and frogs while watching fireflies and stargazing.

    This card is beautiful! I love the colors.

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  48. Oh that's an easy one! Turtle Bay, Oahu! ahhhhhhhhhh.
    http://www.turtlebayresort.com/

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  49. It sounds like your are having a marvelous time. We just bought a 22 acre property in the country and I like to go there. It's peaceful and quiet and has a gorgeous view of the surrounding hills. I can't wait to see what it looks like in fall. But the green is pretty too!

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  50. This is the sweetest card! Your artwork is always picture perfect! My peaceful place is our swimming pool when I'm the only one swimming!

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  51. Your card is so gorgeous. My favorite place to relax is on our houseboat on beautiful Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. Sit out on the front deck with an adult beverage and enjoy the the beautiful view of the lake. There's nothing like it.

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  52. Awesome card! My favorite place is "Cooks Forest" in PA. Rustic with River flowing through the mountains and we go tubing on it. The best for me out of all the places we have traveled in the world. I love laying back with the sun shining down on me and watching the trees and hills as =we float pass them.

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  53. Awww, Suzanne... you and your card are sooooo romantic!!! I do love your creative genius : ) I also LOVE your hair! I am ALL for easy. Right now I'm also growing out my hair and bcuz it's HOT, I 'paste' it back (even no bangs which is very weird for me!). At least it's out of my face lol!

    Hmmmm... Yosemite is definitely one of my fave places in the world to go to get away. Even though there are still lots of people, the beauty of the God's creation is breathtaking! It holds special memories for me (we went there last year for our 25th Anniversary - even though it was our 26th Anniversary ha ha...) I was recovering from surgery for our 25th, so we delayed it a year.

    Sorry for the book I just wrote!

    Thank you for being you!!!

    Love and hugs ~
    Lori

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  54. Hi Suzanne! Looks like you are having a blast! And what do you know, I nailed it with the hair extensions! LOL! They look great! I have some and aren't they a godsend!! I love the Wedding Card, I just love these images! I love the waves and the beach idea! What a great place for a wedding! What day in November is your anniversary? Ours is the 6th and it will be 34 years! Wowzer! I was only 9 when we married! LOL!
    My favorite peaceful happy place has to be at our cabin in Southern Colorado along the banks of the Rio Grande! I love just sitting out on the banks of the river or up at one of the many lakes fly fishin' and breathing the fresh crisp mountain air! I will be going up next week for the first time since last November and told my hubby he could come up and get me for our anniversary again this year! LOL!
    Have a great time!
    Hugs!
    Lisa
    muffy74sf@aol.com

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  55. Wow, love the hair change, Suzanne!!! Not that you didn't look great before, since I'm partial to short hair, but I must say, you are "hot" with the extensions lady!!! I bet DH is feeling like he has a new woman with him on vacation......

    The card is absolutely gorgeous as well, although Tilda doesn't have her extensions!! The colors are perfect and it couldn't be better for a summer beach wedding. As usual you outdid yourself.

    My special, peaceful place is right on the patio in my chair, holding my little cat, listening to the trees rustle in the breeze and watching the birds and butterflies flutter about. It's just perfect and brings back lots of lovely memories of loved ones gone who also enjoyed that lovely setting as well. It's simple perfection and one with nature......

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  56. Your hair looks great Suzanne! Looks like you are having a great time.
    My favorite place is also in SC, but a little further south. Charleston is an amazing city, but the absolute most relaxing place is the porch type swings on the pier at the waterfront. Oh my, I could sit there forever!! But since they are in great demand, I try not to overstay.
    Kerry H

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  57. Hi Suzanne! I'm so happy you're enjoying your "peaceful place" with your family. I also enjoy the beach, watching the waves roll in and the sun rise or set, but I also love the beauty of the Smokey Mountains. We try to visit Gatlinburg as often as we can. It's a beautiful place to share and appreciate the beauty God has given us.
    Thanks for the chance to win, and enjoy the rest of your vacation!

    Donna G

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  58. Sounds like your having a fabulous time! My family loves to relax at Walt Disney World. I hope even when they're married and gone we can still take family trips there. We had to cancel our trip this year because I had to have surgery and with no insurance we're still paying the hospital bill off. I can't wait until we can schedule a trip again.

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  59. Love the card and the new hairdo. Enjoy your vacation with the family and be safe.

    I love being at the beach, watching the waves and listening to them too. Relaxing.......

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  60. What a cute wedding card! I can tell your in the beachy frame of mind. I'm really my most happy in my home and my stamping room, but if I could, I'd love to sit in a tube and float down a nice slow river. That's relaxation and peacefulness to me.

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  61. Hi Suzanne,
    This card is absolutely gorgeous! I just bought some mud puddles from a local store, but didn't know how to use it. I am glad you created a project with it so I could learn through you! I visit your blog daily and you always give me great ideas and get me excited about crafting.
    Anyway, my relaxing/peaceful place is in a bed and breakfast in Cambridge, England called "Warkworth House". This huge house converted to a bed and breakfast is surrounded by gorgeous foliage and wraps around a private courtyard. You can just stare out the window for hours and get lost in the majestic English scenery and scents. I've been twice and cannot wait to go back.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Magnolia stamps - they're so adorable.

    -Jackie Clark

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  62. Sit down on a sunset on the beach and let the waves kiss my toes while I got my eyes closed....that is totally relaxing and coming back to nature.
    Have fun lady!

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  63. Oh my Suzanne, this card is beautiful! I think my special relaxation place would be Hawaii. It's so beautiful and who wouldn't want to be at the ocean every day! Hugs, Rosemary

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  64. Hi Suzanne, I love this card it is the cutest. What a sweet couple and I am in love with the magnolia wedding set! My favorite place to go is upta camp. I live in Maine and up north my sister and brother in law have a camp and in fact we will be heading up there for the 4th!! Getting ready to leave tomorrow.

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  65. Your cards inspire me to make beautiful cards of my own. And thanks for the tip about the Cryogen white iridescent paper - it works great and the colors don't bleed. My favorite place to relax is when my husband and I go on a road trip. We enjoy each other's company and see lots of different sights.

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  66. Stunning card. We too want to renew our wedding vows on the beach. 3 in 3 years it will be our 15yr. Our Favorite beach relaxation is here at home :) we live just off the Santa Barbara coast. Thanks for a chance at the sweet candy! ~Angela Mireles

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  67. My favorite relaxation/peaceful time is when my husband and I take walks in the woods in the beautiful state parks we have here in Missouri. My second favorite place to relax is in my craft room with all my card making and scrapbooking goodies. Your wedding card is just gorgeous and I love your blog. Thanks for a chance to win. Iris

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  68. Hi Suzanne. I wouldn't have guessed LONGER hair! Very cute!! Gorgeous card...love your sweet scene...and your coloring is flawless!! Glad you're having fun in SC...Beaufort, SC is where we're going to retire...but my most relaxing, favorite place on earth is St. Maarten! Such pristine beaches...and the people are fab! We go there every year! Pat Frank

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  69. linda patti tpatti@windstream.netJuly 2, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    my relaxing place is our screened in porch, so peaceful to recline, read a book or sip lemonade on a warm summerday.

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  70. Hi Susanne, I love your wedding card and renewing you vows in Key West is a wonderful idea. It is so romantic there. My special relaxation and most peaceful place is at our cottage at Hackett's Cove on St. Margaret's Bay in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is an old boathouse that we have made over into a cottage and we are about 10 feet from the water which surrounds us on 3 sides. It is so beautiful and the sunsets are magical. Today was beautiful and peaceful here.

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  71. Hi Susanne, I love your wedding card and renewing you vows in Key West is a wonderful idea. It is so romantic there. My special relaxation and most peaceful place is at our cottage at Hackett's Cove on St. Margaret's Bay in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is an old boathouse that we have made over into a cottage and we are about 10 feet from the water which surrounds us on 3 sides. It is so beautiful and the sunsets are magical. Today was beautiful and peaceful here.
    Sorry, posted this 2 times, did not mean to.
    Thanks
    joanh@accesscable.net

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  72. Suzanne this is absolutely gorgeous hun! Such a beauty and LOVE that sand stuff!!! Stunning coloring and an overall stunning creation! My favorite relaxing place to be is either in my craft room or on vacation laying poolside with my hubby!!! :) Good Luck with the marriage vow renewal...hope the oil mess doesn't keep you away from FL! :)
    Hugs~ Kim

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  73. What a beautiful card, just love the beachy colors. You picked a beautiful location to renew your wedding vows.
    My favorite place to relax is Ocean City NJ...sitting in my beach chair in the late afternoon with a good book and my feet dipped in the ocean. On a day to day basis my favorite place to relax is in my craft room

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  74. wow love that card. my special relaxing/peaceful place is out by the river camping approx 25 mins from home, the same spot that my hubby proposed to me 4 years ago, the sound of the river flowing and the birds chirping is just bliss not to mention the wonderful memory it brings xo.

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  75. My most relaxing place to be is the cottage at the end of the dock. Just lying under the stars staring at the sky, listening to the lake splash against the dock. Oh that is just the best......

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  76. Love your new look Suzanne. It makes you look younger. I just cut off my hair because I was getting frustrated with it. Maybe I should have added extentions too. Enjoy your holiday.

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  77. The Wedding project is fabulous and it does sounds like a wonderful idea for renewing your vows! I do hope that you are able to make the dream come true.

    My most relaxing "dreamy" place is lounging on a nice beach with the warm sun shining down, looking out a gorgeous aqua water and enjoying a wonderful little sea breeze. A nice tropical cocktail would be a nice little bonus! Ahhhh!!

    And back to reality...my most relaxing place at home is in my craft room...sitting comfy at my desk and coloring with my Copics!!!

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  78. This is just gorgeous! amazing!
    Today I went and got a massage and that was especially relaxing. And when I read it is a little get away for me.
    x

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  79. I love your Wedding card, so pretty, and they do look like they are at a beach wedding. My place to relax, is when we go on vacation to the BEACH !!! there is something about the sound of the ocean that just makes me feel relaxed and washes my worries away. We try to get to the beach ever year for our vacation, my kids love it too, there is something about water that makes us all very happy!!!

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  80. My special relaxation/peaceful place--out on my deck on the back of the house. We live out in the country--in the boonies, according to a friend of mine--and we get beautiful sunsets, can see all the stars, and hear nothing but the sounds of nature on most nights. Heaven on earth!

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  81. My absolute favorite vacation, get-away, relaxation spot is a sweet little cabin, in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It's nestled between giant Redwood trees, with a stream and little walking bridge. It's absolute heaven, but if you're in the mood, a 15 minute drive will get you into town and to the beach. The best of both worlds!

    Love, love, love your card. Amazing work as usual. I learn so much from your tutorials. Thank you!

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  82. Your wedding card is a stunner! Colored so beautifully and I love all the special accents. My most peaceful place to be is in the mountains. I particularly enjoy long walks through less traveled paths in Gatlinburg.

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  83. The most relaxing day ever on vacation for me was lying on the beach at Hayman Island (The Great Barrier Reef in Australia). Sooo luxurious and peaceful!

    Love your gorgeous card. There are two weddings a day at Hayman...your card would be perfect!

    Alicia xx

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  84. Love your card! my favourite relaxing spot is on the dock at a lake!

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  85. Ok Suzanne. Now I see how your hair looks so long..heehee That will teach me not to read in order, lol. Most years my whole family travel down to Cape Lookout on the Oregon coast and camp in our tent-trailers for about 10 days. It is so fun with all 4 trailers together and all of us together with our Mom & Dad and all 8 of our kids together. My family haven't been able to go the last 2 years and I really miss it. Oh well we can always hope for next year. heehee Love your hair. Hugs, Lisa

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  86. Love the card, our daughter is getting married this July 10 in our yard. Gotta get to work making their card. You so inspire ideas. Vacations are so much work, my favorite is when hubby does his golf outing with his 4 buddies from high school, he's enjoying his week, while the furbabies and I enjoy our catnaps, sitting outside in my rocker watching the deer, racoons, hummingbirds, cardinals, squirrels, then stopping to smell the roses or flowers I enjoy growing. those vacations go fast, then hubby's back and we get back into our normal. Life is fun on vacation.

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  87. Though it might be too late to enter your contest, I wanted to say that your card is so beautiful and one day I also hope to have another wedding ceremony on the beach. I think that is so romantic and awesome! My most favorite, peaceful place is in the middle of the ocean. I love to be on a cruise just looking across the water or hanging out in the water on the beach. There's just something peaceful about the water!

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  88. Just saw this as I lost internet for over a week (gasp*) but I wanted to tell you how gorgeous your card is! Wow! Love the bride & groom & how she's touching his face.....so sweet. Love that 'sand' too.
    My fav place to go is Hawaii with hubby.......away from the phones, kids, grandies, etc. etc. & just relax!
    Glad you're still enjoying your vacay!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  89. So wonderfull!I love this project!Tilda and Edwin are so lovely!I love the blue color you chose.
    The best place to spend my holidays is in France:en Bretagne!
    C'est une région merveilleuse,pleine de charme et de caractère,au bord de la mer.
    I wish you wonderfull vacation!

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

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