Thursday, September 23, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle!

Happy Friday to you friends! Hope you have a magnificent weekend planned out for yourselves! We are having a "family-only" weekend since I will be gone the next two weekends teaching the CMC Copic classes in Wilmington, DE and Long Island, NY!  So I want to soak in some fun and relaxing time with my family--hee hee, my daughter is sooo NOT loving that as I put a big kabash on her social activities this weekend!  We have also had a death in our extended family so we have to attend to that as well this weekend.  I'm hoping for great weather so I can at least spend a bit of my time outside enjoying my 90% finished backyard, lol--hope to have it all finished by next week.  I've also got to plan time to get to the mall to get my daughter a homecoming dress because that's coming up on the 23rd of Oct and she would DIE if she had to go with her dad (dad might die too, lol)!  So as always lots of stuff's to get done!

And then while I was typing my blog I thought I'd catch up on some of the new Oprah shows I've been tivo'ing and whaddya know--once again I'm buying stuff.  I swear everytime I watch that show I hop over to the internet and end up buying something, what is wrong with me--thank goodness I don't watch all the shows??  So now because of her premier show I have 4 Chicken Pot pies coming to my house the week of Thanksgiving from Harry & David (shhhh don't tell hubby but they're part of his bday present cuz he lovvvvvvvvvvves chicken pot pie, hee hee)!  Not only that but I bought Jon Stewart's (love that man) new book she had as well for hubby--see a theme?  I gotta stop watching Oprah or not have my laptop near me while I'm watching, lol!  Do you do this at all?  Is it just me?  If it is don't tell me ok, let me think that it is a universal problem, it will make me feel better :)


-There will be a NEW dual release on Sept. 30th at SCACD!  Tomorrow I will have a sneak peek and info on how to win BIG!

-I Brake For Stamps has a new website, new stamps and took over another company which is fabulous--see them all HERE!  Want to buy--use coupon code "SAVE10SUZANNE" for 10% off your entire order!

-Yep, Nellie Snellen has holiday punches for pre-order HERE at 7 Kids and there are gorgeous new holiday paper pads from SEI here as well (I neeeeed them, lol)!

Twinkle Twinkle!

Today I'm sharing my last project as a Guest Artist for Bildmalarna US/Stamping Scrapping BUT not my last project using these cute stamps!  I had such a blast using these cuties and each one was so much fun to color up and figure out how to use in different ways!  Today I'm using a new Halloween cutie called "Mimosa Witch"--isn't she a sweetie?  You can also pre-order the NEW Xmas Bildmalarna's HERE as well--they are ca-utttte!

The papers I used are NEW from Cosmo Cricket called "Matilda" and they are just fun and bright colored for the fall holidays!  Then I used my SU star punches to create some fun embellishments to go along with the fun star paper--I punched them from the PTI plum & orange cs and inked their edges.  I added some of that fun Magic Mesh in black behind my image and distressed all the edges with my fave Zutter Distress tool!  The button on the large stars was custom made by ME using those fabulous NEW Epiphany Button Makers--easy, fun and cool to use!!  The sentiment is from a Halloween PTI set that I use bunches!

One of my favorite Copic techniques to teach is called "feathering" and its so much fun because there are so many different ways to do it and all look good.  Basically pick two different colors (2-3 tones of each color) and create a fun, feathered almost tie-dyed look on your images--you can do it on birds, wings, clothing, flowers & more!!!  I chose to do this technique on her skirt using plums and oranges (V99,V95,V000 & YR18,YR12,YR00)--this technique was also the challenge over at my CMC Challenge Groups (see here--open for everyone to join) and the entries were FABULOUS!  I added some Diamond Glaze on the milk bottle, milk in bowl and boots.  Then I added Stickles to her tights, top of her dress and the milk bowl for some fun bling.  Gotta have some fun texture on that image KWIM!

Hope you enjoyed this one for you today and I'll see you back here tomorrow with a new SCACD sneakie peekie!!


  1. Adorable card!
    You are right about the buttons tool from Epiphany, I have two already from SCACD they are so much fun to use :)

  2. Oooh, this is gorgeous! Love the colours and what a cute image!


  3. Wauw....mooie kaart hoor.

    groetjes, Hannie

  4. Wow, you really are an enabler ha ha! These are precious and I adore that papers and colors you used with her!!! Darling card!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  5. Gorgeous card, such a cute witch.x

  6. Oh my goodness, she's ADORABLE and I love the orange and grey tones you colored on her skirt. Totally sweet card!

    ....dang, I CANNOT wait to take your class! I want to color like you!

  7. I just love her Suzanne! Your feathering is just gorgeous. I like the way the colors are a little softer goes perfectly with the Stickles. TTYS Hugs xx

  8. I really love this one. How you colored her skirt is fabulous. :)

  9. I don't do Halloween but this is a fabulous card.

  10. Wow, what a wonderful halloween card, so cute! The image is really sweet.
    Hugs Jacqueline

  11. Oh my goodness Suzanne. This is just too darn cute. I love the stamped image and I especially loved the coloring. I hope this is one of the techniques we do in classes. :-) Now I'm off to the website to see about purchasing this stamp. :-) Thank you my friend, the enabler. LOL hugs, Pat

  12. Cute card. Love the colors on the little girl. Edna

  13. Cute, cute, cute, Suzanne! Love all the extras & bling everywhere......we girls love our bling! hahaha

    Hope you have a great time with your family this weekend. You deserve it!

    Huggies ~ Sharron♥

  14. I need to stay away from the computer when I read your blog. You talk about all these cute things & then I look at them & want to buy!

  15. Oh wow, I thought I was the only Oprah addict in the papercrafting community LOL! Glad to know there are more like me out there.......I also LOVE LOVE LOVE John Stewart, he is a comic genius that I never miss. There are 3 steady things I do in my day, I check your's and Teresa Momber's blog and I watch the Daily Show with John Stewart!!
    the PaperTemptress
    BTW Love the card but of course I do, I always love your cards. You also made me flashback on homecoming, what a long long long time ago that was LOL!

  16. Hi Suzanne, This is just adorable! I love, your feathering. It is just perfect. I am happy your classes are doing so well. I hope that you are able to come to this side of the states. heehee...Anyway I hope that you have a wonderful weekend with your family. I watch youtube haul videos in the morning while I am getting ready for work(copic or craft hauls) then of course I have to stop and buy a few things that they are showing. I really have to stop! It's just soooo hard.. lmbo Hugs, Lisa G

  17. too stinkin cute!!!!!!!!!!


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

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