Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Winter Bunny Hugz!

Hello friends and Happy Wednesday to you!  What's everyone up to this week??  I really need to clean out and organize my craft room before it literally eats me ALIVE!  No lie--it is ridiculously messy and I've had no time to put things away.  I have about 7 or 8 boxes filled with new goodies that I have yet to go thru and find a new home for. I have the last 2 PTI releases still sitting in their boxes--the HORROR I tell you!  Part of the problem is that I've just run out of room and I've had NO time the past 2 months to really clean it all out.  I have ADVISED my hubby that I need a bigger room and we need to blow out the side of the house, but he didn't think that was such a great idea, LOL!  So I plan on doing that within the next week or so because it is making me CRAZY--I hate clutter and my room is nothing but MESS, it's messin' with my mojo!  I need to go to Target and get some more bins and just have at it for a day KWIM!  Anyone wanna help me??? LOL---I'll pay you in free craft goodies and then we can sit and have some hot cocoa on my patio, ok!!  :) 

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-Winner of my "Dreaming in Fall Colors" Blog Candy is  Sharon F of Arizona!! Congrats & Email me with your address so I can get your goodies to you!

-Have you seen the new Grand Spellbinder's Dies yet?  7 Kids College Fund has them for pre-order HERE!!

-Blog Candy hidden somewhere in this post today :)

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Winter Bunny Hugz!!


Today is another fun challenge for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!  This time our hostess is Manuela and the challenge is "Layers & Flowers"--two of my most favorite things, hee hee!  I used one of the absolutely BEAUTIFUL new Sarah Kay Fall & Winter stamps called "Rose Cuddling Winter Bunny"--see the whole collection HERE!  They are just stunning and so sweetly drawn, and yes I got one of each, lol!  Make sure to stop by the Challenge Blog to see all the DT's beautiful projects and see how you can join in to win something FUN!!


I decided to use one of my fave color combos of blues, cream and browns--great for winter and soothing too!  My dp is by TaDa Designs (from last year) and I distressed all my edges with my Zutter Distress Tool--if you don't have one you NEED this tool!  I love it--run your paper one way and it gets lightly distressed and run it the opposite way for heavier distressing.  I love, love the new Spellbinders dies as well---I used "Beaded Oval Nesties" for my matting behind the image.  (see all the new dies here-scroll down towards the bottom).  I added some small pale blue pearls to each bead around the die-cut.  I also cut my image out by tracing it with the die first and cutting by hand so I could have her boot stick out the edge and then I matted it with the entire die cut.  The scrolls are by Marianne Designs and the sentiment is from PTI.


And yes she got colored with Copics--I colored her pants in brown and then actually used a Colorless Blender technique to make them look like suede by adding some blender to a pc of velvet and dabbing it on top of my coloring.  I used E27,E25,E34,E31/B97,B95,B91 and to get the pale blue on her boots I used my Colorless Blender pen to pick up color from my B91.  Then I topped her wellies off some diamond glaze for shine.  The snow is Martha Stewart Snow Glitter (I LOVE this stuff for snow) and I also added some stickles to her hat, scarf trim and some snowflakes behind her.


The flowers were done by taking a snowflake punch (Martha Stewart) and some blue Prima roses and in between I punched cream flowers with my Nellie Snellen punches (love these).  I inked the edges of the cream flowers with brown ink to match the overall look of the card and then attached them all together and added to the card.

Now for some Blog Candy to start off the soon-to-be Holiday Season!  I've got a Stampavie Sarah Kay (same one I used but a new one, lol), Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather paper pad and a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and pack of Prima roses!  Just tell me "What is your FAVORITE Wintertime activity?" by Friday to win!!

Make sure to stop by the 7 Kids Challenge Blog to join in the fun!!!



130 comments:

  1. That card is so beautiful! Love the colors, love the image!
    Thank you so much for a chance at your candy... My favorite wintertime activity is sitting by a fire with a hot drink in my hands...

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  2. This colorcombi is great! Beautiful card. Lovely stamp.
    As a real dutch girl skating is my favorite winteractivity. I used to make rounds en skate backwards, but nowadays I'm glad I don't fall when I skate forwards!
    Hugs
    Ina

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  3. I would love to help come an organise your craft room. I love organising and love looking at other peoples stashes and amazing tools and gadgets the down side I am in Australia :-(
    I love winter and my favourite activity, craft because the weathers so bad I don't feel as guilty that I spent it inside doing something I love.

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  4. Wow what a great card, I just love seeing what you create -so inspiring. My favourite winter activity is to rug up on the couch, with a hot chocky and marshmallows, my daughter and her favourite story books (or a favourite dvd), nice time for snuggles, thanks for the chance to win

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  5. What a beautiful card.My favorite winteractivity is play in the snow with the kids,we make a snowman, do snowball fight, sleigh ride with the kids. The kids enjoy that so much and it makes me happy when i see them smile and having fun.
    hugs linda

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  6. Amazing card, Suzanne! I just love this colour combo and the image and your colouring are gorgeous as always!
    My favourite wintertime activity is playing in the garden with my kids, not original, but we do not get a lot of snow in Paris, France, so that makes it special! Hugs Delphine xx
    PS: Also, you left me a comment about 2 weeks ago for the 7Kids Challenge, and I did not know how to say it, but just thank you, Suzanne, it really meant a lot to me and I really appreciated reading lovely words from you at my little place... THANK YOU SO MUCH:-)!

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  7. YES I want to come and help you clean up your craft room....I hope you get it organised again soon so you are happy with it. I love the way you have coloured that little cutie...the blue and brown is soooo pretty together. Here on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia we have a very mild winter. We celebrate our Wedding Anniversary in Winter so my fave thing to do is go away with DH for a long weekend, eat, drink and be merry...which includes beautiful walks along the beach:-)

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  8. Wow what a card again. It's simply beautiful, everything goes together. You're asking my favorite winter activities is scrapbooking without feeling guilty for not being outside because it's to nice. Seriously my favorite is sitting in front of a fireplace with a good book. Finally they are both my favorite.

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  9. Oh Suzanne, those Sara Kay stamps are just so adorable. It makes you want to hug the card...
    My favourite winter activity has te be ice skating. It is big in The Netherlands where I live. Children learn it at a young age. And the afterwards some nice hot chocolate in front of the fireplace and feel all warm and cosy.

    Love, Marjolein

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  10. I love to make Christmas card in front of a cup of hot cocoa! Just make sure not to drop it!!!

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  11. Organizing my studio is like making my bed....it just gets messy again Lol! You make the most fabulous cards ever! I wish I had just a little of your talent.
    My favorite winter activity is actually decorating for Christmas! But until then I snuggle down and read. I am a voracious reader.

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  12. Divine colours combo.
    Make me wish is Christmas :)
    About winter activity , wow if I am back home for Christmas, near where I live is a mountain, then for sure we are going to walk in the snow and ohhh boy there is a lot of snow and cold weather, bbbbrrrr. I must say is so wonderful everything is white and peaceful.
    But here in Holland I just love to stay indoors drinking GLÜHWEIN and enjoy time crafting,lol.
    Hug's
    Renkata

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  13. This is so beautiful Suzanne!!! I am always in awe of your coloring and card making abilities!! My favorite winter activity is sitting by the fire with my Copics and a glass of wine! Totally not a foul weather friend. :)

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  14. Love the blue and brown combo, never would have thought to use it as a winter combo! I love when it snows here in TN and the kids get to go out side and play in it with the dogs, just watching them be care free for that time is great. Then they all come in and sit by the fire place and I make them hot coco. It is just great to see them happy!

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  15. Love the card and the color combos are one of my faves too!!!
    I think my favorite thing in the winter is to go sledding with kiddies...there is nothing like the thrill of going down hill with one of them and the sound of their giggling filling your ears with excitement!!! Have a great day...And thanks for the chance to win such awesome goodies!!!

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  16. I've only recently found your blog, and am still amazed at every card that you create! Your coloring on this (well, on all) is phenomenal! When I grow up, I want to color just like you! Girl, it would be an amazing day to sit on the porch with you sipping cocoa! I'd be happy to come help you sort out your room! (it's always more fun cleaning someone else's stuff up!) Thanks for the chance to win such great candy!

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  17. OMG!! What a stunning card! I love the color combo and how you colored the image. I always like your work but this one really sends me over the edge!

    My favorite winter activity is to sit inside under my electric blanket with a cup of cocoa and a good book and watch the snow fall!

    Thanks for a chance to win yummy candy!

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  18. Your cards are soooo beautiful! Thanks for turning me on to so many fabulous products;) When I lived up north I loved to go outside on a windless snowy night and watch the big, puffy flakes come down. Now that I live in the south, I just like to sit by the fire and watch it burn! Big difference, lol. Thanks for the fun, Mary N.

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  19. I love this color combo!
    My favorite wintertime activity is sitting in front of the fire with hot chocolate!

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  20. I LOVE your card! Beautiful colors and details, as always. You are always such an inspiration, thank you for sharing your creations with us.
    My favorite Winere activity is taking the kiddos to the mountains to go sledding. Living in Southern California, we do not really get winter weather, so we have to go to the local mountains to experience the snow. It is such a great time, we take our two little boys and go up for a day to take them sledding. It is such a blast, and great spending quality family time. Thanks so much for the chance to win. great Candy!!!!!

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  21. Suzanne,

    I love your color selection for the card so warm!! It's just beautiful!!

    My favorite wintertime activity is to sit inside watching the snow fall with the house lit up with candles and the warmth of quilt wrapped around me! If I had a fireplace I am sure that would be where I would want to relax... :)

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  22. Wintertime for me??? HOT CHOCOLATE!!! In Arizona, it's the only time of year that a hot beverage isn't considered insanity :)

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  23. Your card is beautiful. It gives you the feel of a frosty day out.

    Maybe you can do a time lapsed video of your room clean out/organize LOL

    My favorite winter time activity is sitting by the fire with hot cocoa and reading.

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  24. Another fabulous card Suzanne!! Love your color combo and how you layered your flowers with a snowflake...!! Fantastic!!! My favorite winter is grabbing a big cuddly blanket and settling in at my craft desk with a hot cup of tea and my copics!! Good luck with your craft room - I've been slowly working on mine - it's completely overwhelming and taking FOREVER!!! :)

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  25. Oh boy this is so gorgeous. The shades of blue are to die for and I love the nestie. Beautifully coloured image. My favourite thing to do in winter is snuggle up under a blanket with a good book.
    Pinky

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  26. Your card is SO gorgeous Suzanne. I wish I could even have just the talent in one of your fingers.

    My favorite winter activity isn't really an activity but staying nice and cozy, drinking hot chocolate by a fireplace.

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  27. Where I live in Texas we don't get
    many winter day's....I know it sounds Lazy but I like to light up
    the fireplace and set in front of
    it and heet up my back side.
    Suzanne I always love your beautiful cards
    TFS Hugs Linda

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  28. Your card is gorgeous as usual! My favorite wintertime activity is to make snow cream! You get clean snow, sugar and milk, it's pretty good.

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  29. my favorite wintertime activity is to find a big hill and go sledding and then head inside and warm up with hot chocolate and big marshmallows. love your card by the way thanks for the blog candy.

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  30. Beautiful card!!! My favorite winter time activity is ice skating! There is something so beautiful about it...it is fun to do or to watch!

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  31. Stunning card, Suzanne. ♥ I'm so glad I choose two of your favorite things for this challenge. =)

    Hmmm my favorite wintertime activity is going for a walk and listen to the snow which makes that funny sound when you step on it, you know what I'm talking about? :)) And then when I came back home I love to drink some hot cocoa and just feel cozy and warm. :))

    Hugs,
    ⓂⒶⓃⓊⒺⓁⒶ

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  32. First I would love to come and help you "clean" organize. I am addicted to that. Not sure how much I wouldn't take home with me!LOL
    My favorite winter activity is staying in my house and drinking lots of mulled cider and hot cocoa! I live in the COLD Midwest

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  33. Buying & making my family & firends Christmas presents! THAT is what I love most and watching the snow fall is the other thing I love most. Your card today is GORGEOUS! I love that color combo, too!
    Blessings!
    ~H

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  34. beautiful card, love the colour combo.
    winter to me is snuggling upto hubby watching a film.

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  35. Ummm, let's be honest. My favorite winter time activity is Christmas shopping. Teehee, I guess it's a little different fromt he regular shopping I do all year long.

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  36. Absolutely love the card. My favorit wintertime activity is playing in the snow with my children. I also like cuddle up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate too.

    Debora Suber

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  37. What a gorgeous card!!! So beautiful!! =)
    My favorite wintertime activity is skiing, it is so relaxing - you get to enjoy the beautiful white nature at the same time. =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  38. wow your card is just stunning - my favorite winter thing to do, is to take the kids for a walk on the beach, often we're the only people there, then piling back to the house to have hot chocolate in front of the fire

    Kerry

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  39. Your card is beautiful.

    My favorite thing to do in the winter is to go to Lake Tahoe and watch the snow fall. It doesn't snow in CA where I live.

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  40. Cute card. Love the blue, cream, brown color combo as well. My favorite thing to do in the wintertime is to make us all a big pot of hot cocoa and sit around and watch Christmas movies.

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  41. Your card is simply stunning! You are so talented! Loved your class...now to get to practicing!
    As for my favorite winter activity...it has to be going for a walk during or after a good snow. It's so quiet and peaceful. and then it's back to the house to shovel! Not that I like to do it, but it is sort of satisfying.
    Many thanks for the chance to win.
    Sue Brailey

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  42. oh what a gorgeous card in blues and browns! Love all the little details and I'm adding that nestie to my list!

    Favorite winter activity? Taking my son (he's 4) out in the snow when it's really deep and making snow angels! He just giggles and laughs the whole time and it's just very very special!

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  43. Gorgeous winter card. My favorite winter time activity is snuggling on the couch. Don't laugh snuggling is an activity. *giggl* I am allergic to cold weather; therefore, snuggling with a cup of hot chocolate is my preferred winter time activity. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. ~Candy

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  44. Gorgeous card!! I love the blue/brown/cream color combo.

    My favorite wintertime activity is to watch the snow fall while drinking hot cocoa. I also love to take pictures while the snow is falling!

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  45. Favorite wintertime activity is to sit by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and read a romance novel!

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  46. This card is sooooo cute! My favorite winter activity is ice skating. Sledding is fun too.

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  47. What an adorable card! I'd help you organize if I was closer -- I could stand to do that in my room too. I really love ice skating and following that up with a peppermint hot cocoa.

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  48. Love the stamp and the blues you have colored her with, would love to win this one...my favorite thing to do in the winter time is sit before my computer with a hot coffee and blog hop, then make a card from the inspiration I get, great job you're doing here. Where I am suspose to tell you where and what is hidden?

    lynn

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  49. I'll come help ya organize!! My fave winter activity is sledding... haven't done it in years though. My next fave would be crafting, you don't have to feel guilty about staying home and crafting if it's cold or snowy!

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  50. Love the card. My favorite activity is snuggling on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book.

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  51. Outstanding card! Love the colors and the Spellbinders. My favorite winter time activity is to sit in front of the fire with my sweetie and enjoy the warmth while it snows outside. Great time together!

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  52. I would LOVE to come and help you ... it would be so fun..! I WISH!!

    Please take care of your family and I sure Hope you Dad will be on the road to recovery soon!

    Sending you a big HUG!

    Lis

    PS: My favorite Wintertime activity? Hum...How about taking a lovely trip to a warm sunny island somewhere in the Caribbean! ...I'm so NOT a winter girl..it makes me HURT too MUCH!

    Winter = BLECK...Cold..YUK!! :( I am already missing Summer...

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  53. The card is beautiful! Blue is my favorite color! Would love to be able to color as well as you do. My favorite winter activity is a walk thru the snow in our six and a half acres of pines. Beautiful - so fresh and clean, the pines smell wonderful and then coming in to warm up by the wood fire! Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs!!

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  54. What a beautiful card! I love how you added the snowflakes to your flower centers. My favorite winter time activity is snuggling up in front of the fire -maybe reading a good book.
    hugs,
    Gini

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  55. Beautiful card! Favorite activity: Sleeping in, staying in my jammies, having tea and just craftin'!

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  56. I love this card its absolutely fabulous! Wish I could help you in your craft room I love to organize things!!! AND I love hot cocoa I'll bring the marshmallows!!LOL
    That brings me to my favorite winter activity which is reading with a blanket on my lap, sipping a hot tea, while my dog sits with his head in my lap aslo gazing out at the snow feeling all snug in my home!
    Have fun sorting OR blowing out the side of the house I am with you girl on that one LOL!

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  57. Suzanne, your card is stunning. I love all the blue and brown and the different tones of each color. What a clever idea to use the snowflake in your flowers - very nice.
    Favorite Wintertime activity? Hmm I love to go to the ocean and walk along the shore when there is a storm. The waves are so powerful. I also like to sit by the fire and read with a cup of hot cocoa.

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  58. What a beautiful stamp and a generous blog candy! Your card is just gorgeous! My favorite winter time activity actually doesn't take place outside. I just love, love, love building a fire in our fireplace (wood burning - old fashion, I know!) and curling up with a good book. What can I say? I'm a nerd at heart!

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  59. You wowed me again with your card! LOVE the combos... And I recently bought that nestibilities die--- love it too!
    As for my favourite winter activity....? I would have to say it's more of memories of an activity. I will never forget a winter laden with more snow than we knew what to do with-- when I was a kid of course...lol And my Dad came out to toboggan with us. He also dragged a 5 gallon pail of water over to the hill to pour on a jump we made--- Man! Did we FLY over that jump!! My Dad can be the biggest kid in the group.... :)

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  60. Can't see anything wrong with your mojo Suzanne this card is stunning, gorgeous image, so reminds me of my daughter who loves cuddling her bunnies, love the snowflake flowers, thanks for the tip on how to get the suede effect clothing. Now the craft room would so loooove to help I imagine it would be like walking into Aladdin's Cave lol! But don't think I could get the plane ticket past hubby hehe. Now in England we used to love making snowmen and having snowball fights with the children, then warming up in front of the fire with a glass of mulled wine (adults only). Now if it is not too hot lovely walks on the beaches, then a nice chilled glass of chardonnay. Take CareX:)

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  61. This card is stunning and the colors you used are gorgeous together. Your coloring is beautiful as always. I love to snuggle in my chair with a warm thow and read a good book.

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  62. Suzanne! I am in! I will be there to help you clean out your scrap room! Sounds like fun to me! LOL! I would get see where your genius spends time creating, good free scrappin goodies and spend time with you on your new patio! Sounds like a win win situation if you KWIM! LOL! I love this image and I love your card. I am so ready for winter! My favorite winter activity is; hands down SNOW SKIING! I love it! Can't get enough of it and counting down the days until the ski areas open!
    Big Hugs!
    Lisa

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  63. Love the colors you used, the flowers with the snowflakes between the flower!!!
    I love putting up the X-mas tree and decorating the house..

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  64. I love your card and that image looks so great in the colors you used. If I only lived closer, I would be over to help you sort through things. It 's one of my favorite things to do...for friends. My favorite thing to do in the winter...snuggling under my throw blanket reading a book with a nice cup of herbal tea to keep me comfortable on a cold night.

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  65. You used my all time favorite color combo (Blues & Browns).Your
    card is stunning.I love everything you do. And I learned so much on how to color with my copics by watching your videos. My favorite winter activity is CRAFTING! And if it is snowing I love watching my Grandsons playing in the snow. Thank you for this opportunity to get some good candy.
    FranB (Maryland)

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  66. Thank you for the chance to win some candy!! My favorite wintertime activity is baking.I love the smell of homemade pies and cookies and breads, theres nothing like it!! Dee

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  67. Oh my goodness Suzanne, I love your card and the colors you chose. It is definitely soothing and so sweet. Great job as usual girl!!!! Now my favorite wintertime activity.....well mine may not qualify. LOL Wintering in FL in our motorhome. TeeHee. Where I winter, I ride my bike, walk 3 - 6 miles a day, ride in my golf cart, swim, dance, play cards, enjoy the palm trees and flowers, etc. Wanna come with me???

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  68. Hi Suzanne! Love your beautiful card using some of my favorite color combos of brown, blue and cream!! Love how you sandwiched the punched snowflake between the two flowers.

    My fav winter activity is entertaining. We live in the Arizona desert and winter is the time of the year we get all the "snowbirds" coming to visit to get out of the chill of the PNW. We love having our family and friends from our former home in WA spend time with us in our AZ home.
    When you're tired of snow and the chill, you're welcome to come too!

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  69. Your card is so beautiful! We have a pet bunny so I really love that new image. :)
    My favorite winter time activity is our annual trip to a local Christmas tree farm to chop down our own tree. I absolutely hate cold weather but it's such a family tradition that I miss it terribly if we have to "just" buy a tree from a tree lot.
    Going to check out the fun new stuff now! :)

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  70. My all time favorite thing to do this winter is help you clean out your craft room. I will bring a plate of delicious baked goodies and some treats for the dogs, and we will play clean up until were done. We can even talk good books...and I can give you some good advice because I had 6 teenagers at one time!!!

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  71. Beautiful card love the color and like how you cut out the shape leaving the foot out past the die oval. Great idea.
    My favorite winter activity is curling up by the fire with my Kindle and a nice quilt with my two dogs by my side and now and then looking (depending on the book) at the snow coming down.

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  72. Suzanne your card is gorgeous!!! I agree I love that color combo.

    I have several favorite wintertime activities, but my all time fave is to play out in the snow either making a snowman, a snowball fight with my family or sledding. After all of us are tried and cold I love to come inside and sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate.

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  73. My favorite winter activity when my children were small was to warm them up when they came in from playing in the snow. I would help them off with their boot and put their mittens on a heat vent and serve hot chocolate. I remember how rosy their cheeks were. They were cold and tired, but so happy.

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  74. First of all, good luck with the organizing and cleaning. I'm in the same predicament...more stuff than room and way too messy. Thankfully, we just put all my stuff in one of the bedrooms and all I have to do is get it put away. Hope you are able to create your crafty haven soon.

    As for my favorite winter activity? Well, I love to take walks during the first few snows. Its always amazing to me the transformation of the trees and grasses as the snow covers them in that white cold blanket. Then, I have to sit and sip hot cocoa with my girls, complete with little marshmallows.

    Smiles!
    Gwen

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  75. The card is beautiful...I always enjoy reading your blog and looking at your work. My favorite wintertime activity is sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace.....

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  76. Oh I can really relate to your craft room dilemma! I've just started trying to re organize mine as I have a new work bench and drawers to go in, but I need to move everything out first...and that's a massive job!!! Shame we live across the oceans, as we could help each other :)

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  77. I love to have a cup of cider by the fireplace and a good movie on, this is my favorite wintertime activity!

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  78. We don't get snow, so my favorite winter activities include hot tea and knitting with an audiobook playing! Love it! GORGEOUS card!

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  79. Hi there Suzanne~~This is sooo BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the color combo---LOVE IT!!!
    I understand about mess--I need to do the same--clean up craft room :)
    I really like the flower idea~~gonna have to give it a go :)
    Blessings of thanks for goodies
    Hugz

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  80. Beautiful card, Suzanne.
    My favourite winter thing to do is sit in front of a 'real' fire with hot chocolate and visit with either family or a good friend :o)
    Hugs, Candy

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  81. Oh no I forgot to tell my fave wintertime fun~~ that would be making a snowman and then making snow angles:D
    hugz again :D

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  82. Love your card. I think that I am partial to the color scheme also. My favorite wintertime activity is to go to Busch Gardens. It is cooler in the winter and humidity is gone. I'm a Floridian, you see.

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  83. All of your cards are so beautiful. What a joy to receive one of them. My favorite activities in the winter is watching the children having fun in the snow (doesn't happen often in North Texas) curling up in front of a cosy fire in the fireplace, reading a good book or watching old romantic movie with a hot cup of chocolate or apple cider.

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  84. Gorgeous artwork that we have come to LOVE! Truly creative! My favorite wintertime activity is staying warm by the fireplace!!

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  85. Hi, My FAVORITE Wintertime activity is snuggling up in front of the fireplace with my husband, a good book, and a great cup of hot coffee. Next to that is spending some fun time in my craft room playing! Thanks for all your time in sharing. Shirley

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  86. Beautiful card!! My favorite wintertime activity is curling up with my daughter in front of the fire and talking =)

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  87. Lovely card and if I were closer I would love to help you clear out your room! My favorite wintertime activity would be a good book and a hot cup of tea watching the snow come down. Very peaceful.

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  88. Hi Suzanne! I would be happy to come and help organize your craft stuff, would love to see all the stuff you have. It must be amazing!! Your card is beautiful! Love your coloring and emmbellishments too. My favorite winter activity involves anything inside, I really don't like the snow, I live in the wrong part of the country, lol. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!

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  89. Hi SUZANNE
    AGAIN WONDERFULL AND BEAUTIFULL WORK.i ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO SEE YOUR WORK .YOU DON.T KNOW HOW MUCH
    IT HAS HELP ME . THOUGHT MY CANCER I WOULD COME HOME FROM MY TREATMENT AND GET ON .GO TO BLOGG AND SEE EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON . I FEEL I HAVE KNOWEN YOU FOR MANY YR.S THANK YOU FOR HAVEN ME HERE . AND I WOULD BE HONDERED TO COME AND HELP YOU AND I LOVE HOT COCOA .LOVE YOUR CARDS . I LOVE CHRISTMAS THE MOST . HAVE A WONDERFULL DAY .
    HUGS SANDY.O
    littlelou49@aol.com

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  90. So wonderful card Suzanne,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  91. First off you card is delectable.

    I guess I am still a kid when it comes to winter. I can not wait to have enough snow to go outside and build a snowman!!! My yard just isn't complete without one in front of my house. I also love to take a walk in a light soft snowfall. Nothing more beautiful!!!

    xoxo,
    KymKreates

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  92. Beautiful card. Love the color combo and embellishments. My favorite winter activity is making cards and hot chocolate. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  93. Beautiful card. Love the colors. I really enjoy having snowball fights with my grandson. He lives in California and comes home at Christmas. We have a blast in the snow!

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  94. I collect holiday decorations on my travels, so my favorite activity is to decorate my tree. It usually takes all night as we reminisce as we take each decoration out of the box. I love it when one of my children spot a decoration and says 'remember when'

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  95. I love your card!! My favorite wintertime past time is making cocoa, putting in a Disney movie and snuggling up with my girls (6 & 8) to watch and giggle with them. they grow up WAY too fast!
    thanks for the chance to win some candy.

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  96. Oh so lovely... can not wait to meet you when I take your class in NOv. favorite wintertime activity... curling up with my puppy laying beside me and reading a good book by the fireplace with a hot cup of hot chocolate. (Shh don't tell my hubby I had the puppy and not him beside me)
    can not get my google acct to work...karen v

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  97. I like to ice skate, but now I'm too old & afraid to fall, so my favorite winter activity is drinking hot chocolate in front of the fire.

    Love the card and I'd definitely help you clean if I lived about 6 hrs closer.

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  98. My favorite wintertime activity is reading. I can curl up with tea and read.

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  99. Your card is just beautiful.

    My favorite wintertime indoor activity is of course card making and crafting but if it is snowing and not too much wind I love walking at night so peaceful......

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  100. What day do you want someone to come and help you organize your craft room?! Of course, it will probably take two days as I would have to ohh and yaa over all of your new things first! I love to organize! My favorite winter time activity is sitting near the fireplace and enjoying whichever hobby I might be working on at that time. Your card is gorgeous!

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  101. I love your blue and brown color combo! I wish I did live closer as I love organizing craft supplies.

    My favorite wintertime activity is wrapping up gifts while listening to Christmas music.

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  102. Adorble card what a great color combination.The winter is my favorite time of the year.I love iceskating on nature ice.I hope we have this year ice hear in Holland so we can make long trips on the ice with the whole family.
    Thanks for the chance.

    Big hugs Agnes

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  103. my favorite winter activity is - cuddling up in front of the fire with either a good book or an old movie - watched one the other day -"majority of one" - what a simple love story!

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  104. Great card. I really love this color combo.
    My favorite wintertime activity is to sit by the fire and drink hot cocoa. And maybe add a movie to that....

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  105. I would really like to see a picture of your craft room at it's worst. I know it doesn't take long for my craft table to get unbearable, hardly a place to work and I keep piling stuff on top of each other. The problem with me is, the first project that I make once I do clean my table, it's already a mess because I have to try so many items to see how they go with my creation and can't put anything away until I've made my final decisions.

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  106. Suzanne, I love your card! The stamp is so precious, and your coloring is awesome, as usual!
    My fave winter activity is getting the house clean and all decorated for Christmas, then sitting down to relax at night with a cup of hot cocoa with the house lights turned off and all of the Christmas lights on. It is so peaceful.

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  107. Absolutely stunning card. I love the colour combination especially.

    My favourite winter activity is walking our dog (when it's not too cold for both of us!). She hates the cold... but she LOVES playing in the snow. It never fails to make me smile to watch her running around in the snow, shoveling her nose through it and then tossing it up in the air and trying to catch it!

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  108. Winter activity...? Well, we live in Arizona (Sun about 360 days a year!) so winter is a relative term. Shirt sleeve weather 90% of the time. However, I love to open all the windows, turn on a great Book on CD, make a pot of tea and craft! Paper crafting, card making (especially with my copics and my sewing machine!) sewing, quilting or machine embroidery usually.

    All your inspiration has been so very appreciated. You share your exceptional work and your color mastery in every posting. Always, always get me thinking outside of MY box which is so wonderful. I sure hope you will be adding Arizona to your teaching schedule!

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  109. Beautiful card and love your coordinated colors! My favorite winter time activity is wrapping up in a nice warm blanket in front of the fireplace with some Hot Spiced/mulled Cider and a good movie with lovely scented candles burning everywhere! Winter is not my friend, so nice warm things like this are wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to play along, and again, love you you used the beaded nestie.

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  110. Hi Suzanne ;)
    My favorite wintertime activity is sledding with my kids. When the snow is fresh and has some puffy in it to catch me, I feel safe to take on our steep hill. I scream just as loud as my girls! The hard part is climbing back up the hill.
    I grew up in Hawaii, so it is like getting a second childhood, but instead of waves, I get snow!!!
    I like the colors you put together...brown and blue go so well together. Thank you for the extra touches of swirlies...gotta love swirlies. :)

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  111. Wow, you really make B-E-A-Utiful cards. They're a real inspiration to me. This one as well :).

    My favorite wintertime activity is taking a long walk on the beach on on a nice, cold but sunny winter day. And of course a nice warm cup of hot cocoa at the end :).

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  112. An absolutely darling card, really beautiful. Love your flourishes and the new nestie you used to.
    I would love to come and help you tidy up, (not for the freebies) but first to meet you, second to see what crafing items you have as I assist you putting them away and third to have a bit of a crafting session with you, but unfortunately being in England you will have got it sorted before I can get there lol.

    My favourite winter time activity is waiting for the children's school pantomimes after hearing them practice for ages, and making things to go on the Christmas tree.
    Hugs Sarah x

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  113. Love this card. She is really cute and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for explaining how you got those nice light colors. My favorite thing to do in the winter time is to stay inside and stamp. If it SNOWS I'm really happy!!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this cool stuff!!!!
    Diane V.

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  114. WOW! What a gorgeous card, the colors you used are just amazing, it's breathtakingly beautiful. I can only aspire to be able to color as beautifully as you.

    My favorite winter activity is playing in the snow with my son, who's now 8 1/2 so who knows if he still wants to play with mom:)

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  115. I really don't have a favorite winter activity... most of the winter activities are not fun at least outside. I do like to put on my fleece sweats, shirt and slippers. Get a bowl of popcorn and sit in front of the TV with an chick flick. I don't have a fireplace, but I do have a favorite blanket I keep on my couch. Tks for sharing your creation, love the colors you used.

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  116. What a great card! I love that image and the way you trimmed around her boot. Cool nestie too. My favorite wintertime activity is to go to the snow! Yes, I live in San Diego and we don't get it here, so I go and visit it in the mountains. Thanks, Pam

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  117. Hi Suzanne, I love this card. I love the colors and the way that you have colored her. I would soooo come help you clean if I lived within 100 miles. :O) Maybe next time. I have to tell you though, I really see your daughter in this stamp. Her face looks just like her. I think is is as adorable as the one that you friend made that looks like you. When I was a teenager my favorite thing to do in the winter was to go goose hunting with my Dad. Now, I would have to say taking a walk with dh and kids in the snow as it is falling and it is night, but the snow makes the whole world glow. It is new snow, so it is white and looks like heaven on earth. I love it! Have a great Friday and happy cleaning. Hugs, Lisa

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  118. Beautiful card, Suzanne...love the colors!!!!

    Living in sunny southern CA, a favorite outdoor relaxing activity is to enjoy the nice weather and read on my patio. However indoors in the winter, I like to bake cranberry nut bread for the holidays. Takes me back to days when my family was around and my late husband and the kids loved to have me bake it...it didn't last long!!!

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  119. I am so lucky to live in Europe and we love to go skying in Austria! The mountains are so beautiful, all covered in snow and when you're lucky you get some sunshine too! Last year we had a holiday of seven days and were lucky enough to have 6 whole days with beautiful sunshine!
    Your card looks lovely again! Love the colors.

    Hugs,
    Renata

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  120. Beautiful card. Love the blue colors.

    My favortie thing to do in winter is ski.

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  121. In winter, I enjoy reading indoors with a hot cup of tea.

    What a gorgeous card...cold weather cozy.

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  122. Stunning card! My favorite winter time activity is staying indoors and crafting. I don't like the cold.

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  123. OMG Suzanne this is one of the prettiest cards ... blue and brown are one of my favorite combos, and you have sure done them just stunning ! My favorite thing to do in the winter is go looking at all the Christmas lights with my grandkids drinking hot cocoa.
    Hugs

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  124. Ohhh Suzanne!!! This card just blows me away! This is one of my fav color combos and you really ran away with it! WOW! What a creative way to make such a cool flower...never would have thought to use snowflakes! The die cut frame with the blue pearls really enhances this adorable image! Such a gorgeous card! :)

    My favorite winter time thing to do is head to the woods to see what treasures nature has left for me. Living in the South, we have an abundance of Kudzu (UGHHH!)which is FABULOUS for making wreaths! It's so pliable and with all its twists and knots, it's amazing what all you can create!

    Hugs~

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  125. Suzanne.....Your card is just beautiful!!!! I love all those blues! My favorite winter activity, don't laugh.....is shoveling snow at night!!! Now, I haven't fallen and hit my head, I just truly enjoy the peacefulness of it. When the snow is falling so hard and there are no cars going up and down my street....and all you can hear is the snow hitting the ground and your own breathing......there is something really calming about that to me. I know, I'm weird....but, that's what I do to destress.

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  126. Your card today is so beautiful. Love the blues.
    My favorite winter activity is walking with my dog along the river while it snows. So peaceful.

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  127. darling creations as always.

    My fav. winter activity, well, lets see, I live in Texas and there isn't always winter weather. But, every year for Christmas, my hubs drives me to Interlocken, which is a Dallas community that decorates every block. We stop and pick up Starbucks peppermint hot chocolate and with the grandson in tow we drive through the subdivision oohing and aaahing at the Christmas extravaganza listening and singing along to each Christmas carole on the radio. Zackary is only 7 this Christmas but in the past he's always sang the songs using the words he thought they were saying in the songs. But last year in school, he learned to sing Oh Tannebaum in German and English. It was really neat as none of us really knew any of the words except, Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. Looking forward to hearing the caroles again this Christmas season. :O)

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  128. Wow! Beautiful card!! You make the most amazing cards!!!
    I just ordered my 1st set of copics, which im excited about. I went by your list. Thank you for that, it was very helpful. What i love doing the most going to the snow with my kids!! They LOVE it. You get a cabin, fireplace, and hot chocolate.....what could be more perfect??

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  129. You are such a colorful artist! My favorite wintertime activity is taking my kids to a Christmas Tree Farm here in Pa., walk around find the best tree, the men cut it down (husband and son), kids drink hot chocolate and buying a new Christmas ornament all at the Tree Farm. It is always fun, even when it is freezing outside. Thanks for the blog candy!

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

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