Friday, July 23, 2010

Fish Tales!!

Happpppy Friday everyone--yay it's TGIF again!  And I'm still chuckling today at all you WHINERS & COMPLAINERS, hee hee----I love it!  (See this post if you want to know what I'm talking about--and enter for blog candy)  I think we should set up a barter service between us all and swap those awful chores we don't want to do.  My hateful chores are grocery shopping and laundry---but I like to dust & vacuum and wash dishes, so I'll trade if you want, PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSE!! LOL!  When they create a true Maid Robot that WORKS well I will be the first in line to buy it let me tell ya!  But its the weekend and I try hard NOT to do to many chores if I can so I think you all deserve the weekend off too!  It's hard cleaning all week after our kids, hubby's and animals---we all need a big BREAK!! Here, Here! LOL!  I'll be sending off my son bright and early in the morning to New York then taking hubby and daughter (well ok, forcing them, hee hee) to go shopping at Tysons Corner with me to get 2 new dresses for a wedding we'll be attending.

When I get home from CHA I'll only be home for 3 days and then I leave for a vacation with hubby to Vermont and go to a wedding for a week.  We got engaged in Vermont and haven't been back for a few years so I'm looking forward to some alone-time (wink wink) with hubby.  The wedding will be Friday and Saturday and then we're free to be by ourselves!  Then I'm home for good for awhile at least, hee hee!  Below are the last grouping of pics from my vacation for you---a lot of these are printed and getting framed right now :) along with some of those black & whites I showed you!

Slide Show #4:

Viva La Mermaid

Today the SCACD DT is having a special Blog Hop---we're pairing up with our overseas sister store Quixotic Paperie for a fabulously, fun Viva Decor Blog Hop. Here is a blurb from Susana about the hop:

Quixotic Paperie owned by the Fabulous Elaine and our Susana of SCACD have been partnering on efforts behind the scenes such that they consider each other International Sister Stores. They are combining efforts on certain mutual adventures starting with this awesome Viva Blog Hop which of course involves Yummy Candy!!  So make sure you stop at BOTH store Blogs HERE for SCACD and HERE for Quixotic Paperie. You will have a chance to win a set of 3 of the most popular Pens - (Ice White Pearl pen, Holographic Glitter pen and the Clear Gloss gel pen). So each Store Blog will offer up one chance to win the set. How Yummy is that?!!  The candy will run thru the 31st and All you have to do is answer a question at each store blog - 1 entry at each STORE blog per person!!
I chose to use a fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie mermaid stamp (yes, Susanas & Quixotic Paperie both sell these) called "Aurora"--isn't she a cutie!  I used some fabby new papers from SEI "On the Coast"--I love the springy green paired with aqua, so pretty!  I FAUX stitched the edges (I'm not brave enuff to sew yet, yikes) with my paper piercer, Tim Holtz ruler (great for piercing in lines) and my Sharpie Poster paint pen.  The scrolls are from two punches I have and I embellished them with bubbles made with my Viva Decor Gloss Gel Pen in transluscent--the bubbles beside her on the left side are from this pen also, very cool.  I used my Bow Easy to tie my bow and then hooked a fun shell charm to it.

Up close you can see I colored her with Copics--I used the feathering technique to color her mermaid tail, which is a fun look! (YG25,YG01,YG0000/BG72,BG11,BG10) After coloring I used my Viva Decor Gloss Gel pen again on her tail and her eyes for shine and dimension--this pen creates a thicker coat the first time then the diamond glaze which is nice!  Then on her tail fins, shell bikini and starts I used the Viva Decor Glitter Liner (in holographic) which is super glittery and dimensional!  I think she's so cute and so much fun!

Now your next stop on the Blog Hop is our fab DT sister & owner of Quixotic Paperie Elaine Hughes HERE!  If you are overseas you can also buy the Viva Decor products & Kraftin' Kimmie stamps from Quixotic Paperie HERE!!

Have a great weekend & I'll see you back on Monday!!


  1. Hi Suzanne,

    Love your holiday pictures, wish it was me on the beach! Thankfully the sun is out here today - yippee! Gorgeous card, love the colour scheme - my fav! Take Care, Lyns xx

  2. Wonderful as always my friend. Have fun at the CHA. Wish I could have been there too. I should have gone back with our Chicago friends after they left Sweden *lol. Kramis - Anki

  3. I really love how you did this mermaid! Very nice!

  4. This is great! I love the look of that feathering technique. And would you mind sharing what punches those are?

  5. Awesome slide show... looks like you all had a great time!

    Love the mermaid card; and if you didn't admit it, I would never have realized those stitches were faux... so pretty! I love all the little touches you add to each and every card you do!

  6. Gorgeous card and photos (TFS!).

  7. awesome card and I really like the effect of her tail

  8. Suzanne this is absolutely stunning Girl! WOW what a gorgeous mermaid card! This KKS is stunningly the feathered tail fin! And your VIVA rocks! Gorgeous work hun!!! Happy Hop!
    Hugs~ Kim

  9. Beautiful card, it's my fav color combo!! ;) The tail is just FANTASTIC!!
    (And lovely beach pics too!)
    Hugs, Randi WS ;)

  10. Your card is soooooooo the colors!!! TFS

  11. So gorgeous card Suzanne,i love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. I always enjoy your beautiful family pictures. AND you are off again. lol... I hope you and hubby have a wonderful time. I love your card (as always). I wish I could sit with you for a few hours and watch you color, I just can't get the blending down :-(

  13. Those are some awesome pictures! How wonderful - and BTW - I'm still not over your hair.... LOVE IT - ru used to it yet?

  14. What a cute card and beautiful color combo.Have a wonderful time on your trips!!

  15. ohhh Such a gorgeous card. Ahhhh I just made an order for some Viva Decor products and now I see I have missed one, The Gloss Gel Pen :(

  16. Thanks for showing more of your wonderful holiday pics! And your daughter looks exactly like you....hope she is not like my daughter, who does not like it, if anyone says this...;) LOL
    The mermaid card is also so beautiful! I love all these mermaid rubberstamps you can get at the moment. I am already waiting for my order....;)

  17. This is so pretty and I love how you coloured the little mermaid.

  18. Great coloring as always. Love the paper that you chose to go with this. And as I stole the layout I love it also. lol

  19. Oh I love your card. The colors are awsome. Looks like the ocean.
    Beautiful creation as always.


    have a great vacation..

  20. Hi Suzanne,

    What beautiful holiday snaps! You have such a gorgeous family...and such a pretty mermaid card. Love the colours you have used.

    Alicia xx

  21. Hi Suzanne~~truly enjoyed your picture shows--Gorgeous Family!!!
    Can tell you all had a great time:)
    Love your KK card--Neat papers -I do say!! Love the effects the Viva Decor pens grasp--wonderful products!!

  22. So gorgeous Suzanne!! Love how you did Aurora's tail!!

  23. Gorgeous card! Love your coloring, as usual!! Just fabulous!

  24. this is beautiful, loving the colours of these papers and your image is coloured perfectly

  25. Such pretty holiday pictures and your mermaid card is GORGEOUS!!

  26. Your card is just adorable. I really like how you colored her tail.

    Your vacation pictures are great. What a beautiful family! I hope it was fun and relaxing!



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

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