Monday, January 3, 2011

Tangled Up In Love!!

Hello my friends and Happy Monday to you all!  DARN!!  The holidays are over and I'm so bummed I tell ya!  I just love the holidays and its the only thing I look forward to during winter, LOL---so now I'm facing 3 months of dreary winter weather & darkness, blech!  ( looks like extra time under my Happy Light that hubby got me, lol)!  I'm counting the days until spring and on March 8th we spring our clocks forward, no more darkness at 4:30 pm--yay!  I HATE daylight savings time, ugh, I wish they'd do away with it!  That means this weekend I have to start putting away all the Christmas decorations, oh boy!  Although that generally gets done faster than it all goes up, but we have to have our 2 real trees out the door and on the curb by next week for recycling--so that really kicks me in gear, lol!  I take all the decorations off the trees and pack everything away.  Hubby is in charge of taking the lights off and putting the boxes away.  I hope to be done with it all by next Monday--that at least is my goal, lol.

Since I'm leaving in a few weeks for Nashville to teach my copic class and then I leave right after for LA for CHA I don't have lots of extra time on my hands.  If you are planning on going to CHA, let me know so I can look for ya!  I'm teaching 1 copic class at my hotel (meeting room) on Friday before CHA starts at 10 am--so if you want to come, you can register at!  I'll be in LA from Thursday thru Tuesday--I'm sooo NOT looking forward to the flight, blech! I'm a nervous flyer and we have a stop-over in Denver so I'm praying for good weather.  Otherwise Marti (my pal) will have a not-so-fun seatmate, hee hee.  Last year our flight was so turbulent and I had a double sinus infection--it was HORRIBLE, I was so sick the whole flight and I just kept my head on my table, LOL! Poor Marti!


-Holiday Special is EXTENDED thru Jan.8th, 2011 for those that requested the extra days!  So get great deals on all the Copic classes at the Color Me Creative Classroom--see details HERE!

-Love cute and fun to color digi stamps?  Check out the new digi store Stamp Fairy HERE!  They are just adorable and if you haven't tried out digi images now is your chance to give them a whirl--they are fun, affordable and easy to store!  I will have a project up soon using some of these cuties!

Tangled Up In Love!!!

Well now that Christmas is behind us its time to move on to the next holiday right? LOL!  So that means I've been working on some Valentines Day projects for you!  This particular project is for this month's Magnolia-licious DT January Challenge hosted by the fabulous Cheryl Rowley!  She challenged us to a RECIPE project--see the details on the recipe, challenge and DT projects at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE!

I love, love to look/think about how I can re-purpose my stamps!  You invest good money in them and you should use them as much as you can.  I didn't get a chance to use the "Lightning Edwin" from Magnolia-licious during the holidays and I was a bit bummed!  But while I was looking at him and I thought how cute he looked all "tangled up"--it hit me that he could be "tangled up in love" by switching the lightbulbs out with small hearts!  And that's what I did!  I created a Valentine's Day card and matching treat box!

I've entered this into another challenge as well-- the sketch layout is this past Saturday's SFYTT by Jen del Muro--see her blog at I {heart}2stamp!  (I flipped the sketch tho, lol)

Isn't he a cutie?  Sadly Edwin gets underused by me and I HATE that cuz' he's so darn cute!  So my New Year's resolution is to pull him out more often (mark my words, lol).  The papers are new from Bo Bunny called "Crush" (15% off now) and it has great colors and patterns for Valentine's.  To change the Christmas light bulbs I stamped a small heart (from a PTI set) onto pink cs in red and pink inks--and yes then I cut those tiny hearts out, LOL!  The hearts got a coat of diamond glaze and stickles for shine & sparkle!  Now on the RECIPE it calls for the use of 2 Magnolia stamps so the first one is "Lightning Edwin" and then the sentiment heart is a Magnolia stamp "Elegant Heart" from the Raising the Ceiling collection (Diana is out of this heart, but perhaps she can get some in--if not this heart stamp "Arrow Through My Heart" would work well too)!  **Ligtning Edwin is in mini form as well here!**

That "Tangled Up in Love With You" sentiment I created on my computer, printed it out and then stamped the "Elegant Heart" stamp over top of it in red ink. I colored the edges of the heart with copics to make it pop more!  To finish it off I tied a bow with my Bow Easy (PTI ribbon) and topped it with some Prima flowers (I was only supposed to use 4 as the recipe says, but I added 1 extra, oops--I have to have symmetry, sorry)!

Here's this cutie up close for ya!  He was colored with Copics of course (R29,R24,R22,R20/C9 thru C1).  Each mini heart was glued on very carefully to cover the Christmas bulbs :)  To cut out any detailed image or these super tiny hearts I count on my SU (Stampin' Up) paper snips--they are the best and I use them everyday!

This cute lil' treat box was SUPER EASY to create!  It's a die from PTI (Paper Trey Ink) called "Favor It Box 3" and you cut 2 out with your die and then score the sides, adhere together with Scor-Tape and ta-da you have a mini treat box!  These would be perfect for your kid's classmates or for party favors cuz' they are so easy to create multiples of quickly.  I added another PTI die cut on the front (Mat Stack 3) and embossed it with a hearts CB folder.  Some more nesties and then the sentiment is a new set from PTI as well (I adored the sentiment) called "Love Lives Here"--sentiments are good for the whole year thru!

I used black cs and the matching Bo Bunny paper on my treat box and tied it off with a bow and button!  Then I sprayed the whole box with Smooch Spritz (vanilla) so its super sparkly!  I lovee sparkle :)

Hope you enjoyed this heartful Valentine's Day post today and it gave you a giggle, maybe a smile but always fun right?!  LOL!  Now make sure to hop over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to see the other fabulous DT projects and join in on the fun too!

See you back here on Wednesday with a "Too HOT to Handle" post !!


  1. Happy New Year Suzanne!!!! To a succesful productive year and more coloring lol!((cheers) So sorry you have tO put away your Christmas decor but they will clash with your valentines stuff honey lol!!!! Well hun you did it once again.You did justice to this tangled lover boy.He is too cute specially how you colored him.LOVING THE GORGEOUS PAPER!!!! I need some of that yummy paper for sure.Simply a romantical card for sure.great job!!!!!((HUGS))RubyM:)

  2. Just love the look of red, black and striking! What great projects for this challenge Suzanne! Done to perfection!!! So cute how you've done Edwin and the tangled up!!!

  3. Hi Suzanne
    Happy New Year dear!
    I wish you all the best in 2011 !
    This project is FAB!
    I love red and black.
    The Dp are wow, must have them :)
    Have a wonderful week .

  4. You cooked up a great card and box, Suzanne! I love the colors and papers and it's such a clever use of that 'Christmas' image!!
    (I don't think the challengepolice will be coming after you on the flowers! My mom always said flowers should be in odd numbers!)

  5. As always, gorgeous!
    Love the red/white/black!
    Happy new year!

  6. Oh Suzanne, he's just too adorable!! Love the red, white and black combo for the card, very masculine looking. You're right about Edwin, he doesn't get enough respect in general! His stamps are so darn cute, and yet you don't see his images used very often. Since I have a couple of grandsons now, my goal is to use those much more frequently.....

  7. Hi Suzanne...this is crazy cute, darlin'!! I love this little Edwin...he's one of my faves! And what you did w/the lights was absolutely ingenious!!! I love it! This is a perfect Valentines card!! Have fun sitting under your "happy light"...I may need to get one for myself! :-) Pat Frank

  8. Suzanne... he is so adorable! I love how you try to reuse your stamps for different holidays! That is really awesome when it can be done! I love the treat box also! Thanks for sharing with me! Happy Creating! Sara

  9. What an adorable card and a perfect way to repurpose a stamp! Love the little heart lights!

  10. This is so wonderful Suzanne,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  11. Happy New Year Suzanne! Amazing job on Edwin - love the new lights! Your colouring is superb as always and your card layout is perfect! Have fun in Nashville and at CHA!

  12. Happy New Year! This card is magnificient!!!! I looove everything about it! Genius changing the bulbs to hearts!
    Rene :D

  13. Ms. Dean, You are much too clever for your own good! Imagine all that teeny cutting! This is a real treasure of a card, love everything about it.
    Sue S.

  14. Happy New Year Suzanne, sorry I didn't get over there to visit and enjoy cider and your trees maybe next year!! But I am excited your trip is almost near and knwo you will do fine this time.. take some dramanine.. Love your recipe project. it is just too perfect.. love the red and black colors together.. You did such a cute job with Edwin and the lights (hearts) boy what a imagination!! Bet you will be seeing that a lot.. I got him before Christmas so I may have to borrow it maybe for Easter!! Anyway you have done a delicious job on both projects and as usual am in awe of them both... keep up the good work and have a ball in CHA... (for some reason know you will)...
    Hugs, Jean

  15. Oh, how wonderfully well you "repurposed" Lightning Edwin! The hearts are an adorable idea and I love the black and red. Have fun in Nashville and I'll see you in L.A!

  16. What a fantastic idea!! Now I've got to add him to my collection!! Your card is awesome once again. :)

  17. Edwin's so hot! Love him with the string of hearts. Very clever girl!

    See you soon!


  18. Jolie réaliasation amitié isabelle

  19. Isn't it just like Edwin to get all tangled up like that in the valentine lights - you would have thought he would have learned his lesson during Christmas! Not only a pretty card but a darn cute one as well Suzanne!
    Sandy Dehon

  20. Such a cute Valentine card. Wish I had that stamp. Love the colors too. Edna

  21. What a fun card, Suzanne. I love the black and red together and Edwin is so totally cute! I too hate to take down Christmas. I haven't done it yet either but I'm going to have to do it soon. Wishing you a very Happy New year!

  22. What a cute card. I love red and black together.

  23. very clever you are!!!! CUTE CUTE CUTE card!!! Love the colors!!!
    big hugs, Janiel

  24. Super cute card and sentiments. Love the red, white and black colors also.

    Happy Creative year!


  25. What a repurpose this is. I had to look though the post to check this great idea out. You are so right this is a perfect set up for someone who has their thinker on...and that would be YOU! I am really beginning to really like these mini stamps a lot!

  26. Ohhhh so cute card! Love the little hearts and the red/black!

  27. Oh my goodness Suzanne, how pretty and romantic. Love the way you altered this Edwin. Very clever!!

  28. Oh Suzanne, he is adorable. I too tend to not purchase any Edwin stamps, but I'm thinking this one is in my future. LOL Thanks a lot Ms. Enabler Tee Hee I love how you changed the season. This one is a for sure "copy" on this end. I'm thinking something like this for my hubby's valentine. Hugs, PJ

  29. Cute as can be! Love the treat box. By the way... I recently asked you about your Epson printer and based on your recommendation I bought one. I LOVE it. Thanks so much for the advice.


  30. Edwin looks fantastic, love the hearts you added and those papers are yummy. Great projects x

  31. Hi Suzanne and happy New year to you and your family.
    Your card is beautiful and so clever of you to add the hearts. I love the brightness of it. Super layout too.
    I love your little favor box as well.
    Hugs Maz

  32. Love how you re-used the stamp for another holiday! Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

  33. That is just adorable. Just love how you coloured Edwin

  34. Love the black and red and white!
    Dramatic and hot

  35. Oh that is too cute - great idea! Love how Edwin is all tangled up in love! Red and black look so great together for Valentine's Day! Beautiful card! Happy New Year! hugs, Angela

  36. Edwin looks absolutely darling, Suzanne! He is sometimes forgotten by all of us but this sure showcases his cuteness. LOL

    Love all of the elements & sparkle. You did a FABulous job on it! Love the little treat box/bag too. Soooo cute!

    Happy Huggies ~

  37. Love how you re-purposed Edwin. The colors are awesome. And the card design is outstanding. Happy New Year! Hugs, Fran


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

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