Friday, February 4, 2011

Blowing Kisses!

Why hello and Happy Friday to you all!  I cannot even believe it's the weekend already, lol---seems like it took me a year to get thru CHA and back home again!  This trip will go down in "Suzanne's Crazy Trip Files" that's for sure.  I spent more time trying to get to LA and then back home again then anything else, hee hee.  My flight on Tuesday morning was cancelled of course due to the lovely weather we have all been experiencing! I got up at 4:30 am on Wed morning (LA time) flew out to Nashville at 8 am then flew on to Baltimore and got home around 7:30 pm Wed night. Immediately changed into my jammies, crawled into bed and ate some soup, LOL--I was comatose all night long, hee hee!  CHA is always so much fun, I so enjoy my time there with my friends, meeting new friends and really having fun experiences among others that GET this craft and enjoy it like myself!  BUT it is also physically exhausting dealing with 3 hour time changes, early mornings & late nights that it can suck the life out of you, LOL!  I have to tell you how very much I enjoyed my usual roomies (Terri of Stamps Alive! & my smurfette pal Marti of Pez-a-doodle Design) and also Elaine Sink & Ashley Newell. I really enjoyed meeting up with gals from the Gina K DT as well---I really love those girls and enjoyed our late night chat at Starbucks ;)

And of course my Scor-Pal and Magnolia-licious gals are just FAH-bulous--adore them all, really wonderful to know & work with these ladies!  There were so many great things to see at CHA but there wasn't 1 Super-Fabulous item that I must have this time though which is a bit of a bummer!  Lots of little things though!  If you follow me on Facebook you definitely saw all of our kooky posts thru-out CHA---the one time I utilize FB the most is at CHA when we are all a bit loopy and over-tired!  Good times for sure!  So below is a slideshow of pics for ya and I'll talk more about my trip over the next week.


Today is a fun blog hop release from SCACD so make sure to page down to see the new stamps ;)


CHA 2011 Slideshow (you must view this at my site, not thru the email):



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Blowing Kisses!


Today is a fun release called "It's a New Day!" for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design and we're celebrating with a Blog Hop Today!  I get to be the start of the blog hop today but make sure you continue on the hop to see all the beautiful projects that have been made with these new stamps.  There are new stamps from Elisabeth Bell, Carmen Medlin & Victoria Case for SCACD!

All of these stamps are available for purchase today but there are TWO fun chances to WIN today at the Store Blog HERE and on SCACD Facebook Page HERE so make sure to enter!  Winners announced tonight so hurry and enter today!

I got to use this very sweet image by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD called "Blowing Kisses"--isn't she a sweetie?  My papers are by Memory Box called "Pixie" and I adored the sweet colors & patterns which reminded me of spring (I need spring to come badllllllllllllyyyyyyyyy, lol).  The fabulous embossing on the pink cs was done with a embossing folder from UK Crafts Too.




This cutie was colored with copics and the background was created by airbrushing the center of my circle with a soft blue.  The grass was created with a fun die as well--I inked the edges of the grass and added stickles for sparkle to it.  Stickles also coat her shirt and little hearts.  I popped up the image after cutting it out in different layers so it left a realistic shadow on the background and tucked her lil' feet in the grass.


The sentiment is from PTI and perfecto for this image--I created a banner background around it to come out from the hearts!  The background matting was done with SB's Scalloped Circles and then I used my hole punch to add smaller holes in the scallops.  The double bow was done with my Bow Easy & then topped with a button, twine & pearl.  She's such a sweetie---totally reminds me of my daughter when she was 3 or 4 with the lil' pigtails!

Now this is where you can buy the new stamps HERE (or see individual links at top)!  Make sure to enter both Blog Candies HERE & HERE!  Blog Hop Order is on store blog as well!

And your next STOP on the hop is ELAINE HUGHES BLOG HERE!


Enjoy your weekend everyone!  I'm not watching much of the Super Bowl as I'm not a big fan of either team BUT I will be watching the Black Eyed Peas during half time and recovering from my trip, hee hee!



26 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne,
    oohhh you have created such a sweet card. I love this image.

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  2. Beautiful Suzanne! Love the soft colours. Kramis - Anki

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  3. Gorgeous and so dang cute! Love it the way you colored her and popped her up on the grass! Hugz

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  4. Gorgeous... Love the grass

    Debbie

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  5. what a lovely card Suzanne....great colouring of that sweetie and fab details!
    xxx Margreet

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  6. Oh Suzanne, she is absolutely delightful! Love your take on her!

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  7. Sounds like you had fun, although it's a bit disappointing that you didn't find many big must haves. Or maybe not....it's better for the wallet that way! LOL. Your card is adorable. I absolutely love this image. If I don't win the set, I think I might just have to buy it!!!

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  8. Oh she is very cute Suzanne! Thanks for the party! Glad we could celebrate the New release with you guys! Kim

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  9. Absolutely beautiful, Suzanne!!! I adore this stamp, she is a cutie! If I don't win it I'll HAVE to buy the set. They're all so cute. Glad to see you made it home safely and hoping and praying your cold, bad weather ends very soon. It's been cold in the desert - we desert rats are not used to 10 to 20 degree temps, but at least we don't have snow and rain. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  10. Just a darling card!! Love it!

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  11. Cute card. I love the image and your soft papers are gorgeous.

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  12. Wow, what a sweet and beautiful card. I love the soft colours and the cute image.
    Hugs Jacqueline

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  13. Beautiful card. Love these pastel colors and the image is so cute.

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  14. I am so glad that you made it home in one piece and safe! Your card is awesome! I love how you cut her out and popped her up! Your coloring is beautiful as usual! I hope you get some serious R & R this weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

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  15. Hi Suzanne~~First off--glad you are home safe:)
    Thanks for the video--i am jelaous that I couldn't be at CHA.
    Your card and the new little Blowing kisses is wondrous!!! Love the new embossing folder you used as much as the grass effects~~~very inspiring!!!
    Blessings

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  16. Absolutely stunning Suzanne! I sooo love the softness with your colors and your colored this cutie perfectly! Great work!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  17. Love that stamp and the colors are fab. Adorable card! "Hugs" Carol

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  18. Such a sweet, sweet, sweet card, Suzanne! I love that image. She is just the cutest thing. Darling!

    Love how you made the Smooch banner & the dimensional grass. Very cute!

    Bet you're sooooo happy to be back in your own bed! Nothing like it after a long trip.

    Happy Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  19. Sounds like CHA will be a memory to look back at and laugh at some time in the future!! Glad you finally got home...there's just no place like HOME! Miss Blowing Kisses is too cute...soft and pretty!

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  20. Sounds like CHA will be a memory to look back at and laugh at some time in the future!! Glad you finally got home...there's just no place like HOME! Miss Blowing Kisses is too cute...soft and pretty!

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  21. Great photos and travel adventures stories! Such a pretty card too!

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  22. Cutie Patutie card but Suzanne I am really commenting on your slid show - oh how I would love to go ! What great pictures!
    Sandy

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  23. Hi Susanne. I just love your card. You can just smell the wonderful smell of spring and all that it brings. lol...I also love your wonderful pictures from the CHA show. Tell your daughter that I would have loved to be there to see Matthew Morrison Live in concert. heehee I think I would even pick that over the CHA...well ok, it would be a toss up. lmbo...Anyway I love the picture of you and Jessica from the Greeting Farm. The only thing that would have made it better is if I had been staring between the two of you. You are both just soooo talented. Hugs, Lisa G

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  24. great card and love the pictures, very jealous indeed, looks like a great time was had.
    x

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  25. aawww. that is so cute!!!!
    love your card!!
    xxx

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

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