Monday, March 7, 2011

Ladybug Love!

Happy Monday friends!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I am actually finishing typing this post (yes it's late, lol) on the airplane in route to Atlanta and then on towards home.  I had an absolute blast in Florida teaching and visiting with old and new friends--it was one of the best times I've had!  I have laughed, giggled & talked so much that my ribs and face are KILLING me, LOL!  The weather was absolutely beautiful while I was in Port St. Lucie and I got to visit the beach (see Man-of-wars or metaphors as my pal Dana says, hee hee), eat lunch outside at the harbor, enjoy soft-shell crabs and teach some awesome ladies how to love their Copics too.  I roomed with my good friend Pat Jaynes and Dana Shaw and not only did we laugh until we almost died but we closed down restaurants each night too---not enough sleep for me but it was totally worth it.  If you get a chance to head down to south FL make sure to visit my friend Paula Beeten's Store "Scrapbook Store & More" while you are there.  She was such a lovely host and I'm so happy to call her my friend.  I have some pictures in a slideshow below of my visit to Florida.  If you need me for something I will be catching up on all emails tomorrow as my flight lands later this evening and not only do I need some major sleep but I want to enjoy my family for a few hours as well.  Lucky for them (and me, lol) I'll be home for a couple of weeks before I head off to Phoenix and Connecticut to teach some more copic classes (want to know where I'll be?  head over to for all the details).

Florida Slideshow:

Ladybug Love

I know I'm late with this but the internet was poor in our hotel (that's an understatement, as it took me an hour to load 4 pictures, lol).  This card is for our Copic Creations Challenge and we were to use Complimentary Colors (color that are across the color wheel from each other).  I chose red and green--but used the softer versions of them in pinks & light greens to compliment this beautiful digi image.  Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is a company called "Crafts & Me".  They have some awesome crafting goodies but also beautiful digi stamps including this one called "Ladybug Love"--isn't she gorgeous?

I used Basic Grey papers for this project--I loved the mix of pinks and greens with this image.  The scrolls are from one of my favorite Marianne Designs dies and the center trim is done with a MS border punch.  Pearls finish the card off---I didn't use too many accessories as I thought the paper provided enough busy-ness/trim to complement the image nicely.

And of course she is colored with Copics (R89,R85,R83,R81,RV10/YG25,YG03,G20/E25,E31,E50/E11,E00).  I left lines in her hair instead of blending them out because I wanted the hair to look very textural and its always fun to mix it up just a bit.  If you visit the challenge blog you'll see that my DT sister colored this image very differently (but beautifully) and she made her have a halter top--I thought it was a jersey t-shirt (LOL) so I colored her some sleeves, hee hee.  Some stickles make her shirt glittery and that is diamond glaze on her eyes for shine.

Now make sure to hop on over to the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see all the beautiful projects and learn how you can join in on the fun too!  See ya!


  1. this is GORGEOUS! i love how you colored her with a jersey shirt. i'm totally going to do that next time as i did envision her with a halter the first time. :D

  2. Ohhhhh WoW. One color or a thousand, your coloring is magic. And I love that image. The whole cards is just such a sweetie.
    Hugs Janine

  3. Ohhh wowwww Suzanne,What a wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Wow Weee!!! This is gorgeous Suzanne.

  5. Looks like a great time. How fun and you getting to travel so much and see so many nice places. Love your card. Colors are awesome.

  6. This is gorgeous Suzanne. your coloring is wonderful. looks like you have such a super time. I would have got the giggles seeing Elvis.
    Hugs Maz

  7. Wow....what a wonderful card.
    Hugs Renate

  8. Beautifull card Suzanne. Your colouring is awesome and I love hte colours you used.

    Hugs Monique

  9. Wow, wow, wow...I love that image! Gotta go check them out for sure. I love the color scheme you chose and your layering is flawless. I hope one day you'll make it to Oklahoma! I gotta get in good with some of these scrapbook stores and get you here one way or another! Hugs, Rosemary

  10. This is one of my favorites!!!! And it is in my colors. LOL Fantastic job and it is even better (if that is possible) in person. :-) Loved our time together in FL. Miss you and can't wait until June!!!! Hugs, JPat aka GG LMBO

  11. Loved seeing your pics from Florida - it looks gorgeous. That man of war is pretty freaky looking though. The card is gorgeous

  12. Oh Suzanne, you've made Ladybug Love look stunning! I love that you've found a way to dress her in a jersey. Exceptional work, as always.

  13. Beeeeeeautiful! Quite different than what we're used to but love it! Your attention to detail on her face is beautiful (eyes & nose, etc). Well done!!!
    Huggies ~


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

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