Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Southern Charms!!

Hello & a happy, sunny Tuesday to you all!  I am running around like a chicken with its head cut off today I tell ya!  Trying to finish up projects before I leave for Vermont, running errands and running my daughter & her friend to cheerleading practices (9-3 everyday)!  Just never enough time in the day I tell ya--I could use at least 6 more hours in each day, then it would be PERFECT I tell ya!


Make sure to read to the bottom of this post to see everything (hint, hint)!!

Winner of my Whiner/Complainer Blog Candy!!  It was so FUN to read everyone's complaints & know that I am not alone in my complaining over the worst chores ever!  I found it hard to just pick one so I picked two (hey it's my blog & I CAN, hee hee)!  They both win a $25 gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund so email me your emails ladies :)
Runner Up #1 is:  Sharron of Sharrahug's Sweet Blessings for this comment--
I have to say that my hubby is pretty good about cleaning up after himself. The kids & grandies too. I guess. Well.......let's not kid ourselves. My 14 going on 24 granddaughter thinks she has a personal main following her around the house. OY She leaves cups, crumbs, dribbles, a trail of crumbs everywhere. Then there's my aforementioned hubby........while he does pick up his clothes........if he makes toast he never ever ever in this world will wipe the counter. Therefore.......he leaves crumbs that look like ants trailing behind him. LOL Do I see a theme in my house. hahaha Trails everywhere. My dd & oldest dgd (20) are pretty good BUT never ever clean the stove or sink after cooking. OY.....more trails for mom/grandma/wifey/ME to clean up. LOL And why.....pray tell.......is it......that if the dog potties in the house that it's MY JOB to clean it up???? I didn't sign on for this. I didn't even sign on for the pup. LOL
Okay.......nuff complaining! 


Runner Up #2 is: Shelby Goolsby of "You Got Ink Where?" for the hiney comment--

My worst daily chore not be to gross but it is...Wiping Hiney's!!  OMG I have a 2, 4 and 6 year old that is a lot of wiping. Now my 6 year old tries but it isn't always a great job so I like to be thorough. And it is always at the worst times, eating, cooking when I am in the shower. If it were once a day per child it would be ok but oh no it is always 2 or more. Thanks for listening it is time to go take care of my chore,hehe. 


This is the Magnolia-licious Girls at CHA last week
(l-r: Janiel, Angie, Diana Crick & me)

TEASER:  I got to see the next 3 Magnolia stamp collections coming from Sweden--they are too cute!  (think Carnival, Carousel, Siblings, Babies & Xmas Angels)

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Southern Gals!!

Today I'm sharing with you my project for the August Magnolia-licious DT Sketch hosted by DT Mindy Baxter!  She challenged us to create T-Slide Cards and you can find all the details on how to play along at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE!  This project can be a little tricky so I have put together some new directions for a 5.5" square card like mine HERE--follow along with Beate's original tutorial/video tutorial HERE to finish it.

I chose to use this beautiful image from the Wedding Collection called "Romantic Tilda" from Magnolia-licious!  To me she is a perfect Southern Girl on a summer outing--so I used lots of pink and frilly embellishments.  My papers are new from Basic Grey's "Olivia" paper pad--love the patterns/colors!  The frilly frame was made with some new stamps I got at CHA (you can use them for parchment crafting)--I stamped the frame onto parchment vellum with white Palette ink & pierced it. (find these stamps/crafts at www.sweetstamps.com) Then I cut it out and added some stickles to it for bling--I love it!  I cut some Marianne Designs scrolls out of the parchment as well & added them to the corners.

The end of the pull-out I used my Nestabilities (labels 11) for the edge of the pull-out--I just cut out two ends and added them to the pull-out and added some vellum and pearls on top to pretty it up!

When you pull the tab the front flap pulls forward revealing a fun sentiment or image of your choosing!  I used this sentiment from PTI's "Heartfelt Basics"--it says "Thank you for Blessing my life with your friendship"!  Isn't that a beautiful sentiment--I just adore it!


Here's this cutie up close--I colored her with Copics in a distressed-ink style (see my 4 videos on this here).  I used R22,R20,R00/W3,W1 in Copics and then I put some stickles on all the ruffle trims.  The background oval was cut with nestabilities and then embossed with a CB folder.

Hope you enjoyed this project today--let me know if you did like this project and what you think of these frame stamps & parchment technique??  If you do (by Friday) you could win two frame stamps (see selection here) and this fabulous Magnolia stamp as well!!!


92 comments:

  1. I love the vellum layer, and the beautiful stamp you used with it together with the pricking. I am trying to think what I have in my stash from way back when I tried my hand at parchment craft .. .. guess I will have to go rummage in some boxes!
    enjoy your day.
    hugs, annie x

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  2. Wow, this is so nice. I think I have to look for my mothers crafting supplies from years ago. She was one of the first people in the crafting scene who introduced parchment in Europe (she followed classed from Martha Ospina who introduced this technique worldwide)It is really awesome to combine this with the modern stamps and colouring. Love your cards!

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  3. Absolutely LOVE this project Suzanne, she's definitely a cutey Southern Gal! Your papers are stunning, it all works so well. I love your whiner/complainer winners too - the Hiney comment was classic! Take Care, Lyns xx

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  4. What can I say...your card is fabulous in every way! The vellum frame is gorgeous as is the perfectly colored Tilda! I so look forward to your blog and have learned so many wonderful copic techniques here! TFS!

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  5. Love love love the vellum! I have had it in my stash for years and never really used it now I am excited to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Just lovely, Suzanne! Beautiful colors and with a Southern elegance!

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  7. Congrats to the TWO winners, how generous of you.
    Oh this little Tilda is just adorable Such a sweet sweet card .
    Always love to check out your coloring so I can learn just a bit more.I keep practicing but not where I want to be yet.

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  8. Hi Suzanne~~it was so very nice to meet you at CHA :)
    Your card is absolutely Marvelous--there is something about Maggies that melt my heart :)
    Love the parchment--gives such a soft and sweet elegance to a card!
    We were in love with the Sweet N Sassy Booth at CHA--wanted to have it all LOL
    Thanks for chance at these wonderful gifts!!
    Blessings

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  9. I love the frame stmaps and the vellum frame I think just makes the card!!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and you always inspire me to try new things!!! THanks for sharing your work with all of us!!!

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  10. Your frame is Gorgeous! I was just watching the video yesterday contemplating doing one of these cards! Yours turned out fabulous! TFS

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  11. WoW Suzanne, How delicate this velum frame is! Beautiful. Your Tilda looks so romantic, and sweet. The whole card is a beauty. Love the DPs, and the colors. Gorgeous.
    Hugs.
    Danielle.

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  12. I was just drooling over this and want to learn how to make these. PLUS I have NO Magnolia stamps so now I am off to shop for some.
    I am on leave due to a little surgery, so what a great way to spend some $$ and still recouperate!
    I LOVE your work

    kissall@bellsouth.net

    Debbie

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  13. Just gorgeous. You always make it look easy Suzanne.

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  14. Absolutely love the card. I haven't tried a T-slide card yet, but I think I will try it (I'm feeling a bit bold). LOVE the frame stamp on the parchment. Beautiful. TFS.

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  15. Just stunning!! I have never tried parchment, but have always wanted to and these stamps look like an easier way to start. On my way to check them out now, Thanks :)

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  16. LOVE the frame layer. Always looking for ways to incorporate vellum or parchment if possible. It is just the perfect accent for this card. AND AS ALWAYS - LOVE LOVE LOVE the magnolia stamp. She is just precious.

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  17. Seems you girls did had a lot of fun.
    I find your project very beautiful. The parchment paper and technique give very romantic and soft look of the image.
    Wow you inspire me to take out of the box my parchment stuff :)))

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  18. Suzanne love your card and the frame is really pretty I like it alot. Love the pic of you all at CHA also. Your little southern belle is just adorable as always.
    Hugs
    :)

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  19. Oh this overflows with Southern charm! What a GORGEOUS design, and your coloring in the distressed-ink style really adds to its beauty! Can't wait to learn how to do this in your class!
    Hope you have a wonderful trip! :)

    Hugs~

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  20. How beautiful.....you Southern girls really know how to do it up elegantly! hee hee Really a great technique, Suzanne. I love the stamping on the parchment, it's so pretty and goes perfectly with this Tilda stamp.

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  21. Suzanne this is just gorgeous, but then your work always is. You should do a tutorial using the dusty pinks. Cheers

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  22. It's so beautiful!!
    I love the frame layer!!

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  23. Oh, Suzanne!!! They are so beautiful!!! It gives me ideas for some of my stuff! I love, love parchment crafting!!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas!!! C:o)

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  24. Oh my gosh! So beautiful Suzanne and thank you so very much for the instructions on the larger card! I'm looking forward to joining the challenge. Fanstastic inspiration!

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  25. Love the parchment addition to the card. It really makes a huge impact - just the right detail. I've always wanted to use parchment (even bought the stuff at a show) but never did it. Now I'm really inspired! Thanks.

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  26. Gorgeous card as always. Love the frame stamp. Of course Tilda is just as cute as always!

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  27. This project is so very beautiful! I love the pinks you chose!
    I really like the frame stamps, especially the Lacy Frame!

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  28. Wow Suzanne, beautiful as always! You pierced the paper? What a great technique... it must have taken ages to put this together! Your Tilda is fab; I can always tell your handiwork - you have a beautiful style.

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  29. Just beautiful!!! Gives it such a soft feel, like a doiley...so very pretty, and I love the soft distress coloring on Tilda, I really need to practice this so I can soften my pinks. Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. LOVE this stamp. Specific to parchment, who would think. And the card is so beautiful, this Tilda is so adorable. I agree, perfect Southern Belle. Now I'm off to check out that site for the new stamps. Thanks for sharing, Suzanne and have a WONDERFUL time in Vermont. A state I've always wanted to visit in the summer or fall. :o)

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  31. OMGosh............I won? I won? Heeheehee I won't breathe a word of HOW I won to my family. LOL May get me in a lot of trouble & we wouldn't want that! hahaha
    Thanks a bunch, Suzanne!
    Luv ya, Girl
    Sharron♥

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  32. LOOOOVE IT!! Love the technique and the frames!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    Danielle

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  33. Oh the parchment always gives such a special and very dainty look to a project and it's perfect for this beautiful southern belle image. The frame stamp adds to the delicacy of the look. Nicely done!

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  34. Wow, this is so beautiful! I love the parchment frame...so elegant! I can a lot of uses for this technique. Your card is fabulous! Hugs, Rosemary

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  35. I love your vellum layer - initially I thought it was embossed I was shocked to see it was stamped - looks wonderful and of course who couldn't love the beautiful magnolia stamp, tfs

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  36. I love those new frame stamps for the parchment technique. That is really beautiful and unique. That technique and look goes well with the image that you selected. I will have to check out their selection!!

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  37. Oh Suzanne, what a beauty, and I completely agree, that she is the picture of a Southern Girl. The card is perfection and the parchment pergamano layer just adds to that beauty. What a wonderful technique, used to such beauty. Thank you for sharing. Everything works so well together.

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  38. Beautiful card--I really like the parchment technique with the frame stamps.

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  39. Oh Wow Suzanne! I love this slider card! It is so elegant and Tilda looks better than ever! I am off to try this technique out!
    Big Hugs!

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  40. She is adorable!!! I just love the frame stamp and parchment technique!!!! I would love to add that all to my collection. Thanks for sharing such a lovely project, and giving us a chance to win it!
    Hugs

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  41. This is gorgeous Suzanne! I really like the depth that the vellum layer adds. It is much more interesting than just a doily.
    hugs,
    Gini

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  42. Love the frame stamp- me thinks you may be doing a video on this???? Beautiful card.

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  43. WOW Suzanne this is absolutely STUNNING hun! I love love love it! Gorgeous work!!! Do you really love those parchment stamps? I saw them too and was going to buy some but thought they would be a lot of work. Were they or are they into purchasing? I might have to order some if they are! :) Thanks in advance for the advice!!! You look adorable in your photo too!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  44. Oh my! The detail is gorgeous on this card. What a wonderful technique! And talk about southern charm.... Tilda is definitely a charmer!

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  45. Stunning! I love the vellum and the frame is gorgeous! It looks like a lot of work and I would love to see more of this technique. The Tilda stamp is one of my favorites and is going on my wish list. The coloring is superb!

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  46. This is really beautiful! It does have southern charm. I saw Beate's card & have been wanting to try this.

    I bought some stamps from sweetstamps a few years ago & I love to use them. Yours looks great!

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  47. Such a fun technique -- I love interactive cards! The vellum frame is absolutely gorgeous; it's elegant, delicate, and the perfect feminine touch!!

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  48. linda patti tpatti@windstream.netAugust 3, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    amazing how the elements all work together to make a charming, sweet card..I especially like the vellum and frame layers, lovely job

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  49. Well can honestly say Suzanne that you chose the 'whiners' well. I especially liked Sharron's sense of humour:)
    Now the frame stamp and parchment techniques are absolutely FAB!! They add such elegance to the card and 'pop' Tilda right out at ya!!
    Thanks for the fun:) Looking good in the photo!!

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  50. Your parchment technique is wonderful! It adds a touch of elegance to your wonderful card.

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  51. Suzanne,
    LOVE this card!
    parchment is so pretty!
    I love it and it is hard to find supplies Thanks for the link!
    Lori M

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  52. WOW! The parchment adds such a soft look, but elegant! Love it! You always do such a nice job on your cards - sigh!
    Jan Castle

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  53. WOW!! What a beautiful card and a very generous and fabulous gift.
    Everything you did on this card is so gorgeous...the coloring the pierced vellum and the papers.
    Thank you for the tutorial on making a pull card. Love it..

    Thanks for sharing.
    bobbi

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  54. Just LOVELY Suzanne!!
    So southern and feminine!!!
    I adore the stamp for the vellum and am going right to to check those stamps out.
    It would be so awesome to win the ones you are offering :o) Thank you for offering the candy :o)
    Hugs, Candy

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  55. OMG - Suzanne - when I saw your beautiful card, I thought - that parchment frame looks REALLY familiar. Well, clicking on your link and where it took me - no wonder - I use to make the wood mounts for this company several years ago and I have EVERYONE of their stamps!!! They are VERY nice stamps.

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  56. I love this card. I have been interested in Parchment crafting for a while, especialy parogree, but havn't tried it.

    I can't wait to try the t bar card.

    Your project is delightful.

    Mari

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  57. Oh. My. Gosh! This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love how the parchment frame makes her look even more beautiful. As always you sure know how to make them come to life...stunning!

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  58. This card is just awesome, Suzanne! I love the way you've combines the vellum frame with the embossed oval - very clever design work! The colouring of 'Romantic Tilda' is just perfect!
    Diane x

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  59. That frame is AMAZING! I love it! Your card is gorgeous!

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  60. Suzanne You have captured the sweetness of Tilda as a Southern Belle! Just in Love with the vellum Frame and Stamp with the white ink and the way you put it all together. The new Olivia papers are Gorgeous!
    Always strive to do better after seeing your work....Thanks for that!
    Hugs..Cynde

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  61. Hi Suzanne,
    This is such a pretty card! I love the delicate look of parchment crafts, but it looks so intimidating! I would love the stamp set, because it looks like you could cheat a little bit but get the same results!
    Thanks for the opportunity, and for sharing your talent!

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  62. OMG!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Your Maggie is awesomely colored (no surprise there) and totally adorable! Such a sweet little Southern lady. I am completely fascinated with the idea of making such beautiful accents to a card with the rubber stamp frames on vellum that come out looking like pierced parchment. Have got to absolutely try this!! It adds such a delicate beautiful look to your card. Will also have to give the T-slide card technique a go! I've never seen one before now. Love your blog and I make sure it is always on my early morning reading list. Thank you so much for being such a total enabler!

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  63. I love this card -- and the stamp with the parchment -- just a gorgeous look!!

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  64. So frilly and pretty and girly - I LOVE it to bits!!!!!!!

    Is it as hard as it looks? If it took you say... 2 hours to complete, it would take me at least 8 lol!!!

    Thanks Suzanne - you're the best : )

    Love and hugs ~
    Lori

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  65. Love the parchment and distressing the copics! Very beautiful and gorgeous card!

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  66. Absolutely beautiful! The colors are so soft, and the frame really sets it off. Love it!

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  67. Beautiful artwork as always! The frame stamps are awesome and the parchment gives a very soft and delicate look. Lovely!

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  68. I love this card. The detail on the vellum echoes the frill on the sun shade. I can almost feel the heat. So inspiring. I think the sales of vellum will spike this week.

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  69. Oh Suzanne this is just too much...I love the vellum and pull out saying and the stamp is just to cute.

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  70. LOVE your card! I love the frames; have been thinking of trying this technique. This will push me into trying. Also, love the Magnolia-licious stamp--perfect southern belle. Thanks for sharing. Jo4Him

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  71. WOW!! I love the card and techniques, but then again I pretty much love all your stuff. I haven't really used vellum much but after seeing this one, I am going to give it a shot. thanks for sharing.

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  72. Love these frames!! Adds an extra touch of elegance to the project with little effort. And so many pretty designs. The parchment vellum technique is great too. Love trying different things. TFS!

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  73. Love the frames! The vellum one is gorgeous!!!

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  74. Very elegant and romantic card. This technique is new for me.

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  75. Are you kidding me ... what's not to love?! So many different elements and yet it's very simplistic and girly.
    The vellum pushes it over-the-top!

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  76. I've never seen the frame stamps before....I LOVE them....what a cool idea to stamp on vellum. What a nice, romantic addition to the cute little Tilda......

    Heidi (cardsbyheidi@gmail.com)

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  77. Oh Suzanne - Love the parchment technique - I have always wanted to learn that. What a great new image - love how you colored it. I am of to watch your videos so I can get some inspiration!

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  78. Oh my, your little maggie is so cute with her brolly. Went over to check out the frame stamps and they're really incredible! Love them all, but especially the pretty frame and scalloped heart. Thanks Suzanne!

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  79. Absolutely beautiful card! "Romantic Tilda" is delightful. Love the frames and the use of the parchment paper and the look of the pergamano technique.

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  80. Absolutely gorgeous! The parchment just adds such an unique flair!

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  81. OMG I love this card. So frilly and perfect.
    Berni

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  82. This card is beyond beautiful. A lovely combination of color, embellishments and techniques. The vellum is wonderful and a learning moment for me--how come I've never run vellum through an embossing folder? Trying that, today! Thanks.

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  83. I loved the card and the way you used the vellum. My vellum tends not to be used very often and I love this use of it. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  84. This is beautiful!! I just love the look of parchment! Your project, as always, is very creative. I would love if you would share how long it takes you to do a card like this. They seem to take me forevah!! I don't know how you complete so many projects.

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  85. Suzanne, the color your chose for the dress is outstanding! I remember back when I was a youngster having a dress that color made of a light and airy fabric. Talk about nostalgic! Love the parchment frame piercing, too. Elegant! Thanks so much for posting this one. And enjoy your trip to Vermont!

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  86. Hi Suzanne!I absolutely love this pretty vellum frame...what an elegant backdrop for this adorable Tilda image (who is just stunning in these colours)! These T-slide cards are fabulous...thinking I'll have to try one soon. Thanks for the inspiration and for your generosity!

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  87. Suzanne, your card is beautiful, Tilda is adorable and your sentiment is so sweet. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  88. Wow wow wow, this is gorgeous and elegant :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  89. Love how you colored Tilda and the parchment looks beautiful behind her. Gorgeous card Suzanne!

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  90. Wow! Love the card, Tilda makes a great southern belle! Your CB embossed parchment is beautiful, parchment work is so much fun and looks so elegant. Thanks for the opportunity to share in your celebration!

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

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