Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Love Angel!

Happy Middle of the Week to you my friends!  Are you having a great week?  We had a super nasty ice-storm on Monday night and we got almost 1/2 inch of ice so the kids had NO school yesterday.  They loved it since it's mid-term week for them but it just delays the inevitable, lol!  So back to school today for them and no ice so I can run some errands and get some work done.  I swear this is what I heard all day yesterday----can I make a shake? how do I make one? can I make an Icee? how do I make it? can I make brownies? where's the pan? what dish do I use? what's for lunch? what's for dinner? did you wash my jeans? can I go to so-so's house?  OH MY GOODNESS--this is why I get nothing done ALL DAY when they are home, LOL and they are TEENS for goodness sakes!  I think they are worse now then when they were little, always pestering me with 100 questions, LOL!  And of course I answer them but then I get "but I don't see it?--where did you say it was?" so then I end up tromping downstairs and pulling it out right where I said it was and helping them.  By the time I tromp back upstairs they're asking me another question, LMBO---it drives me CRAZY!  And the poor dogs were slipping & sliding all over the ice and they were scared to death so YES I had to go out there with them to reassure them that it was SAFE for them to pee & poop on the ice!  They were not worrying about me slipping and sliding and falling on my bum--probably where they had peed earlier, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!  That is my life in a nutshell people--full of life and many interruptions, hee hee!  I'm surprised I get anything done at all most days!  Geez---see why I like to go on my lonnnnnnnng drives because no one NEEDS me, I don't talk on the phone, I can't work and it's QUIET except for the radio---BLISS I tell ya, LOL!


-I am off to Nashville, TN this Friday and won't be back until Monday morning!  If you email me, I will only be checking emails in the evenings if I can.  I am sight-seeing on Sunday with some friends and then driving straight thru the night to get home by 6 am Monday, LOL!  If it's urgent--put 911 in the subject line so I answer it first!  BUT if I meet Tim McGraw then I might not come home, hee hee!

-Awards!  Thank you to everyone who has given me an award the past few months--I always try to get over to your blog and thank you personally for that.  I'm such a forgetful person that I don't always remember to put them on my blog--my mind is usually racing 200 mph and I'm checking email and other things as I type my blog so I usually forget.  But my sweet pal Lisa Gobea just sent me a sweet award and I wanted to make sure to thank her here for that--you can visit her blog HERE! And I promise to be better about this--it's a New Year's Resolution!!

Love Angel!

Today I'm sharing a Valentine's Day card with you I made for the 7 Kids Challenge Blog!  The challenge was to do or use something NEW!  Well I did two new things on my card and you can read about them below!  You can see all the other DT projects and how to join in on the fun at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog HERE!

I haven't made a shaped card in awhile so I was SUPER-DUPER excited to pull out my NEW Spellbinders Grand Caliber machine and Grand Nesties "Labels 1" (yes this is part of my NEW)!!  Do not be mistaken--these larger dies are not just for scrapbookers--they are great for any kind of paper craft.  They can mat larger images and you can make shaped cards like I have here!  The stamp image is a CC Designs Sugarplum stamp and it was actually a Christmas stamp, but I think she looks cute as a girl cupid/love angel too!  I didn't see this at 7 Kids in stock but there are LOTS of other cuties right HERESee the NEW CC Designs stamps HERE--they are super cute also!  The heart cut-outs are by Spellbinders too.  The flowers are a mix of Primas and those itty bitty pink pearl on the end were made with the NEW version of Ranger's Liquid Pearls.

The papers are a mix of PTI and Kaisercraft that I had in my scrap bin--love to use up my scraps, lol!  The pink heart embossing was done with an embossing folder by UK Crafts Too--I've gotten mine in Canada at Stamplicity and in Michigan at The Paper Hollow.  They are hard to find but I LOVE the designs!  After I embossed the cs I rubbed white Palette Ink over it with my Inkssentials Blending Tool (a crafter's must have too I swear by them--get the extra foamies too so you can have 1 for each color)!

I colored her up with Copics of course!  Have you seen the 12 NEW Sketch Copic Colors yet--they will be shipping in March & you can pre-order them HERE in singles or in a set (at bottom)!  The other NEW thing I've been experimenting with is using more gray copics on top of my coloring to create deeper shadows.  I ordered a few T copics to try out and that's what I used here.  When you add gray over your coloring make sure to go back over it with whatever color you used underneath to lightly blend it.  Her wings got a nice coat of Stardust Stickles--my fave stickles to use as you can use them over any color and not distort it.  Colors Used: (R22,R21,R20,R00/E15,E11,E00/E39,E37,YR23,YR20,E31/T2,T4,T6)

Hope you enjoyed this sweet angel post today!  Make sure to hop over to the 7 Kids Challenge Blog to join in the fun and see the other sweet projects!  See you back here on Friday!


  1. Pretty colors, love thte stxle of your card! Great coloring!

  2. Suzanne... Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the goodies that you have added! Your coloring is amazing, as always! Have a safe trip driving and enjoy your quiet, peaceful time (you have deserve it)! Happy Creating! Sara

  3. What a gorgeous card, I love the little Valentine angel! That embossing folder is awesome! Love the little hearts and how you highlighted them with white!

  4. Hi Suzanne. You are welcome for the award. You so deserve. You are a great way for me to start my days. You had me lmbo too as my two teenagers are the same way. I tell my husband that by the time I was there age we were responsible for cleaning the house and cooking dinner every night. We knew where everything was as we put it away while cleaning. lol...I think I spoiled my kids and now there is no hope. hehee Oh well, I love them. Now for your card. OMWord! I love it and the shapes (hearts) are such a wonderful idea. So beautiful. Drive careful and have a great weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

  5. Absolutely beautiful, love the shape as well, we had the same ice storm, only NYC schools were open, I held my breath the whole ride to school.. It literally was a sheet of ice... Still raining in NY, but at least it's not snow, which we are supposed to get more of Thursday into Friday...

    Have fun in Nashville

  6. Wow, your Valentine's card is so gorgeous!!
    hugs Yvonne

  7. What a stunning card! So sweet and wonderful!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  8. oh my word, i saw your card in a side bar and had to have a closer look, stunning work.
    hugz fleur xxx

  9. What a gorgeous Sweetheart card, Suzanne. You did such a beautiful job coloring it as well, love the deeper shadows with the grays, really lovely!! All the embellishments are just perfect, couldn't be better.....

    Have a safe trip and drive carefully.

  10. If she just isn't the cuuuuutest little angel I've ever seen! Wowie! What a darling card! I just love it!

    You crack me up! I was laughing so hard at your day with the kids. LOL Sounds like my day around here! I have a hubby who works from home (sigh), a daughter & 2 granddaughters who all live with me. Oh & oldest dgd's BFF lives here too. So I know EXACTLY what you're saying about all the questions. LOL Oh I can soooo identify! LOL But I know we wouldn't trade it for the world. If they were gone, we would be wishing them back to ask us any question they wanted. LOL

    Huggies ~ Sharron♥

  11. Oh my gosh, she's sooooo stinkin' adorable!!!!! I love the shape you used and those folders are awesome. My two are grown and out of the house, but I remember the days!!! This too shall pass!!! LOL!! And then you will have what I do, the chance to keep your grandkids while mommy and daddy work!! And you will start ALL over again!!! LOL!! Somehow it's so much easier this time.... :o)

  12. Suzanne, she is just so adorable!!! Love your design too! Have a safe trip to Tennessee!

  13. lol at your description of yesterday, sounds just like me and my boys!!
    Beautiful card, just luv it x

  14. LOL! Love reading about your "snow day!" And more snow is coming for us or at least here where I live ugh!

    Another gorgeous card! I love this sweet shaped card and this is the cuuutest little angel! Love her and your coloring looks amazing!

    Have fun on your trip! hugs, Angela

  15. This is such a lovely piece of art!!! So sweet and uplifting! :) xo

  16. Suzanne I am new follower. I am also a new copic marker person. I arrived at cards through scrapbooking. I used your wed site to order your recommended starter list of copics and bought all of them and have been experimenting before I try the beginner class. My question is what paper do you print digi stamps on.. My Papertrey inn paper will not feed though either of my printers so I know that the pure luxury your web site recommends will not feed.

  17. Oh my suzanne this is STUNNING~~~Everything is so dern sweet:) Little Love Angel is BRILLIANTLY colored!!!!
    Happy day to you:)

  18. What an adorable angel card. I hope you're having fun in Nashville!


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

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