Friday, October 29, 2010

Joyeux Noel!

Many happy hello's to you all and happy Friday!!  Anyone have some super fun plans this weekend for Halloween?  We're just hanging around the house, grilling and sitting on the patio with some friends.  I'm making a big batch of my yummo-licious chili today and some cornbread for tomorrow--hubby's favorite!  I also got the best recipe for cream of cauliflower soup out of one of my magazines and I cannot wait to try it!  Me & the hubs are BIG soup fans--I love it, all year long!  My faves are any cream based soups (lol), crab soup, french onion and tomato bisque.  Soup is always in season at our house, lol!  If the cream of cauliflower soup turns out well I'll share it here with you!  Do you have some awesome soup recipes you'd like to share?  Cuz' I would love to see them!  If you leave me a recipe or email me a recipe I'll enter you in a drawing to win the NEW Southern Plate Cook Book by (yep) Christy of the Southern Plate blog!  She's southern thru and thru and I love her--her blog is HERE!  She's a real crack up and her recipes ROCK!  Did I make you hungry now?  Cuz' now I AM, LOL!


NewsBitz:

-Blog Candy on my post from yesterday, just scroll on down!!  Go on and look--it's good stuff, LOL!

-Just to clear it up again, my friend Susana is the owner of SCACD store okay, lol!  I'm the designer and owner of the Color Me Creative Classroom and part-owner of the magazine Through the Craftroom Door!  I know it's confusing but I want her to get the due credit for having the store, cuz I will NEVER have a store, too much work, ha haa! :)

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NEW ARTIST RELEASE HOP!


Well today is the day folks!  The SCACD Family has a new addition and she is wonderful!  The new artist is Carmen Medlin and she is a fabulous children's book illustrator and author!  You can visit her website here--her paintings and art are both romantic and whimsical!

This stamp release is called Reflections and is EXCLUSIVE to the SCACD store!!  To see all the stamps go to the SCACD store HERE---if you buy the full sheet you get some extra accessory stamps as well!  If you are overseas you can order from the SCACD sister store Quixotic Paperie as they carry all the exclusive stamps there as well!

And today the SCACD DT is joined by the Quixotic Paperie DT and some special guest bloggers for a special BLOG HOP today!  All these beautiful stamps will be showcased on each blog so you can be inspired with all kinds of creativity!  And IF YOU LEAVE A COMMENT on each blog you will be entered to win 1 of 5 FUN COUPONS==3 of them will be SCACD Coupons worth 20% off one order from SCACD, 1 will be from Quixotic Paperie and 1 will be from SUINK--all 20% off coupons!  The blogs will be picked at random and the 5 winners will be picked randomly from each of those blogs--they will be posted tomorrow at the store blog at 8 pm EST!  You can find the entire blog hop list at the store blog HERE if you get lost!!  I'm the start of the hop and the next blog is at the bottom of this post for ya!

I was lucky enough to use this gorgeous stamp called "First Signs of Fall" by Carmen for SCACD--isn't she a beauty!  I created a vintage Christmas card with her BUT she'd be perfect for so many occasions--birthdays, fall, spring and winter!  Those gorgeously yummy papers are by Memory Box called "Mistletoe" ( I love Memory Box papers)--great patterns in small prints which I love!  I distressed all my paper edges with my Zutter Distress tool and inked the edges too.  The center frame was made by using the SB's Nestability Labels 16 and tilting it--I also die cut an oval out of the center for the main image.  After cutting the frame I ran it thru a CB Asian embossing folder for texture!  I used my awesome Marianne Design scroll dies to give vines to the Petaloo Poinsettia flowers!  The sentiment is from a new holiday PTI set.




She was colored with Copics including the background behind her (E09,E08,E11,G24,G21,G20,E29,E25,E31,E50).  Then I stamped some flourishes with a PTI stamp around my image in soft browns to give the effect of winter winds blowing around her!  Hard to see but she has stickles on her pocket and ruffle trim and diamond glaze on her boots.

Hope you enjoyed this Christmas card (I think I'm at 7 out of 25 to go), hee hee!  Make sure to stop by the store to see the stamps HERE!   

And you NEXT STOP ON THE HOP is the wonderfully talented ELAINE HUGHES BLOG HERE (owner of Quixotic Paperie)!



50 comments:

  1. Oh, Suzanne...your weekend sounds fab!! I love soup too! My fave soup though is turkey soup. I love to cook it right after we have had our Thanksgiving Turkey.

    That image is so darling!! She is so elegant with her high heels and her dres! Stunning coloring and a perfect Christmas card. Beautiful layout with a vintage flair.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. This is gorgeous Suzanne, I love the vintage look ♥

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  3. Oh This is just stunning dear
    Hugs
    Jacqui x

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  4. That card is gorgous and the stamp is too cute!

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  5. This is beautiful, WOW LOVE this new image and those poinsettias are gorgeous!!! Off to the next stop :)

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  6. Beautiful card, and love, Love, LOVE the image!

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  7. She is gorgeous! Love the colours and the lovely flowers you have used. I too love cauliflower cheese soup. Its to die for!!!!! hugs shelley

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  8. Beautiful card Suzanne, love the layout

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  9. What a lovely card and I am in love with the stamp!!!

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  10. gorgeous Suzanne!! such a lovely image!!
    TFS!
    hugs & blessings!

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  11. Love this card and am IN LOVE with these stamps!!

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  12. Your card is gorgeous Suzanne. What a darling image. I've been looking forward all week to see who the new artist would be and what kind of images he/she would be designing.

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  13. Oh wow what a fabulous image and a really stunning card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  14. Beautiful card, Suzanne! And wow, I love the image.
    Hugs, vanja

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  15. Wow what a lovely image, and I love your Vintage Xmas card!

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  16. Beautiful card Suzanne. Now I'm glad I waited to send the order off to Susana's. :-) I have a great and easy soup recipe that I will send you in a bit. Hugs, PJ

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  17. STUNNING Suzanne, this is so gorgeous! I just ordered the whole set of new images, I love this illustrator!
    Hugs, Christine

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  18. Wow this is just beautiful, every detail is perfect, especially the swirls (I am such a swirl girl myself). Have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Oh Suzanne your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! It's so nice to be able to join all you fabulous ladies in this hop today.....I feel so special ♥ Hugs, T

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  20. OMGosh this is a Wondrous Image!! You made it look so very very real and lifelike!! Love the background and swirls to mimmick soft winds:)
    Gorgeous AGAIN Suzanne!!
    Hugz

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  21. Beautiful card, Suzanne. I love the new Reflections stamps and can't wait to order my set.

    I just tried a new recipe for Blackbean soup and it is wonderful. Lots of Southwestern flavor of which I'm a big fan. I'll send you a copy via email.

    Enjoy your weekend,
    Cathy Lee

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  22. What a wonderful card. Great image & beautiful colors! Hugz and have a great weekend.

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  23. wow Suzanne,
    Such an amazing card.
    The image is so gorgeous , can be any one of us that's what I like, simple ,but unique woman. Love it.

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  24. Good morning Suzanne-love your card, as usual, and I sure like this stamp - so adorable. Thanks for being a part of this hop...hugs, Sharon :o)

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  25. You coloring is amazing. I love this new image...it's adorable. Beautiful card!! TFS

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  26. So beautiful Suzanne! Love your colouring, wonderful effect. Kim

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  27. Cute card! Love the new artist.

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  28. Fabulous card and lovely image. Great colours and layout.
    Marion

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  29. Wow, Suzanne, what a wonderful card!

    Hugs,
    Renata

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  30. Beautiful Suzanne. She is lovely in Christmas colors!!!

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  31. Awesome card. I love the vibrant colours and the beautiful image.
    Thank you for sharing this stunning card!

    Happy crafting



    Julie x

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  32. Beautiful image and beautiful papers, Suzanne!!
    Hugs, Candy

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  33. Super pretty. Love the image and the poinsettias. Just gorgeous.

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  34. Lovely image, can't wait to check out her other stamps and what the rest of the dt have done!

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  35. A lovely fall card. I always adore your cards and the assortment of products that create such masterpieces. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  36. A lovely fall card. I always adore your cards and the assortment of products that create such masterpieces. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. Cute card. Like the paper and colors. Edna

    Where can I send a recipe?

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  38. Super cute! I can't wait to shop! Thanks for hosting such a fun blog hop!

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  39. Love this card! The image and coloring are wonderful! Hugs

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  40. This card is beautiful! The stamp image looks like you!!!

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  41. Amazing card and top notch coloring, Suzanne. So lovely!!

    Becky T

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  42. Absolutely STUNNING Suzanne! WOW love it and the background you created around your image is stunning! Gorgeous work hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  43. Love this card Suzanne. Those velvet flowers are really beautful! Can't wait to see what everyone does with the new images.
    Diane V

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  44. Our favorite is a recipe for a creamy tomato soup with homemade noodles.

    Use 6-8 cups of beef broth. Bring to a boil & add in a small can of tomato paste. In a medium size bowl blend 8 oz sour cream (light or ff is fine) and about 4 tbsp flour (can use more or less according to how thick you like your soup). Slowly whisk in hot soup to sourcream mix to temper. When up to temperature, add back into the pot. This will be your base. For the home made noodles, whip up 3 whole eggs & slowly add in about a cup of flour (it should be about the consistency of pancake batter). Slowly pour mixture into boiling soup base. The "drop" noodles will cook within a minute or two. And you have a creamy tomato soup that is just great!

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  45. This is really gorgeous!! Love all the little details and your color scheme is amazing!

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  46. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  47. GORGEOUS, Suzanne! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

    Huggies ~

    Sharron♥

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  48. Soup is a major meal at our house as well, I collect cookbooks and every soup section is very well worn. My most favorite soup recipe of all is my Autumn Bisque. I'll send the recipe via email, you'll love it! Your card is absolutely beautiful as usual. Love your colors and details.

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

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