Monday, March 28, 2011

Thank You Spring Hop!

Hello my friends and Happy Monday to you (ugh, are Monday's ever happy,LOL)!  I am feeling MUCH MUCH better and eating just a bit and drinking homemade juice from my juicer for energy.  Slowly but surely I'm bouncin' back and getting the ole' rear in gear!  Nothing like being kicked HARD in the pants when you've got lots to do and now my daughter is sickie poo too.  They said the viral infection I got was very contagious and even though I quarantined myself in my room I guess the germs got out.  So hoping it doesn't wipe thru the whole house.  I leave on Friday morning (4 am) to fly out to Phoenix, AZ for the weekend to teach and I'd like to know that everyone at home is a-ok.  It is supposed to be 90 degrees in AZ---DID YOU HEAR ME?  90 BEAUTIFUL DEGREES, LOL and I am going to love every minute of it, hee hee.  I get in at 11 am and me and the hotel pool has GOT LOTS OF PLANS together you see for a few hours--we will be very close, LOL!  Gotta soak it in while I can and then I'm teaching all day Saturday.  I really want to go to the Zoo or Botanical Gardens on Sunday if I can so I can spend some time outside---then I fly home on Monday.  I tried to fly home on Sunday but no flights out in the time frame I needed so Monday it is.  Looking forward to seeing Tab of 7 Kids College Fund and the other ladies in class---it will be fun!

If you are wanting to take a Copics Class with me you can see all the upcoming locations on my site www.cmcroad.com!  I will have more dates coming on the site including North Carolina, Chicago (weekend before Summer CHA), Florida, Canada and more!



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Spellbinders Thank-You Blog Hop


The Gina K Designs team would like to welcome to you this special Spellbinders Thank You Blog Hop! Recently Spellbinders generously gifted each member of our Design Team with the amazing new Grand Calibur! What an exciting gift for sure and we are absolutely enjoying this fabulous machine!! We have made some special cards and projects to showcase the new Grand Calibur and why we are loving it so much! Thank you so very much Spellbinders!  


To start the hop at the beginning you need to go to Carolina's Beautiful Blog HERE!

**Make Sure to See the List of DT Members participating in today's Hop at the Bottom of this Post! **

I had been wanting to use this beautiful butterfly image from the new Gina K StampTV set "Springtime Silhouettes" since the beginning.  I think its just a stunning image all by itself so I kept the colors to navy and dark cream with no distracting patterned paper other than the polka-dots in cream.  I wanted the butterfly to be the main attraction.  And if you don't use Spellbinders dies---WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU BEEN? LOL--you NEED them in your collection and I used a whole slew of them!  I use the dies every day along with the new Grand Caliber---which I loveeeee (it embosses soooo beautifully too)!  These are the SBs dies I used:  Fleur de lis Pendant, Labels 16, and Classic Lace Border Grand! I embossed the background of one of the labels with a CB emboss folder and inked all the edges with SU ink.  Bow was made with my Bow Easy---love the dark navy against this darker cream color--one of my fave color combos!


Isn't that a beautiful butterfly? I stamped it in SU ink and then accented it with Stardust Stickles--my fave since they let the color beneath shine through.!  My cardstock was from SU and PTI because I didn't have the Gina K cs but you can find a great navy luxury cs by Gina HERE!




Now make sure to make your way to the next designer's fabulous blog for some gorgeous inspiration




60 comments:

  1. what a stunning way to showcase that gorgeous butterfly, beautiful colors too!

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  2. What a beautiful card. These layers are stunning. You've inspired me to use my Fleur de Lis die!

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  3. Very pretty card--really showcases the butterfly and I love my spellbinders dies.

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  4. Aaack!!!! That is a totally GORGEOUS card!!!!!!!!!! Love that color!!! I want to take a Copic class with you!!! But I did the basic... I want the intermediate now!

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  5. Awwww...so sorry to hear that Alexa is now feeling so lousy!!

    I hope every day will be better for you and HOPE you'll be okay to travel so soon after being so sick. I was kind of hoping you would postpone this trip until you are feeling MUCH better!!

    On a crafty note - I am also now a proud owner of a Grand Calibur and totally LOVE it! It's been one of my favorite tools and I'm so happy I bought it!!

    Take good care of yourself ALL week, so that you will be well when you fly out! We all worry about you....!! :)

    Hugs,
    Lis

    PS: Not sure if you ever did get my email, but I did refer a new student to the classes and she LOVES them already! Yippee!!

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  6. Stunning card! Glad to hear you are feeling better and hope your daughter gets well quickly.

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  7. Wonderful job with the 2 colors complimenting each other. Very nice design!

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  8. Love the dramatic colors and how you used the labels to accent the beautiful butterfly.

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  9. Oh, this is so rich and beautiful looking in the navy and white. I need to try that color combo. And, the design you did is awesome. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

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  10. This card is absolutley stunning.

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  11. Ooooh, so beautiful, Suzanne! I love the colors. I'm so glad you are feeling better!

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  12. It's gorgeous! I love the boldness of the blue on the white background.
    Sorry to hear you were so sick...hope your up and running real soon. Dawn

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  13. Beautiful! I love the boldness of the dark blue on the white. Sorry to hear you were so sick...hope your up and running real soon.

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  14. Such a BEAUTIFUL card! Love the navy you used! :)

    And yes it will be 90 here in all its glory, Suzanne! Bring your shorts, sunglasses and sunscreen so you can enjoy all of this bright AZ sunshine! :) See you in class on Saturday!

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  15. Lovely cards. I am inspired.. thnx for sharing.
    Hugs, Dottie

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  16. Once again a very beautiful card! I just purchased the Fleur-de-Lis die and can't wait to use it.

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  17. Beautiful card!!!!Nice colors! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  18. I hope you are feeling better. Love your card. Love the butterfly. TFS!

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  19. Thank you for sharing. You gave me great ideas for a next card--AFTER I get some Spellbinder dies

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  20. I totally love your card - as I always do :) Such beautiful colours and details :)

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  21. Oh my! What a GORGEOUS card! I think this is my favorite so far along the BlogHop. Those blues are so spectacular and I love how you have colored the butterfly. It is truly elegant and quite stunning!

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  22. What a simply GORGEOUS card!!!
    Enjoy Arizona. The botanical garden is soooo worth the trip!!

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  23. What a wonderful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  24. So glad to see you back and feeling better, such good news.....

    Your card is absolutely stunning, just gorgeous with the navy and cream, I love it!! Such an elegant look to it, Suzanne! When you come, back it's strong.....

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  25. Wow, that's gorgeous! Great colors and I love that fleur de lis pendant!

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  26. Georgeous. Love the color combo. Yhank you for sharing. ;0)

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  27. I love everything about this card and especially the navy blue color. Pendant is my favorite.

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  28. Wow! A real eye opener! The colors are fabulous. Enjoy Phoenix and make sure you do the Botanical Gardens...go early!

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  29. Despite being ill, you did a fabulous job! Beautiful card!!

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  30. Oh my goodness! Such eye candy!! I love love love the stamp!! There's so many details and textures. Just stunning!! Iris, Saved by Grace

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  31. Wow -- the navy and cream is simply stunning! Love the Fleur de Lis touches.

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  32. How pretty!1 Love the butterfly. Love the textures and layers. Iris, Saved by Grace

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  33. This is so pretty and you are a awsome designer. I want to take a class in person.

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  34. *gasp* Stunning, Suzanne! Glad you are feeling better...

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  35. STUNNING card, Suzanne! Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Suzanne, what a beautiful card. Love the colors and all of the die cuts!

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  37. This is fantastic Suzanne!! Love it very much.

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  38. Gorgeous card. Love the elegant layering. Just love how easy this can be accomplished with all the new fancy spellbinders that were released. Just can't get enough of them and the variety is amazing. Love the striking blue on your card. Just lovely.
    Marcie

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  39. Just stunning Suzanne!! Love the bow, the color scheme, the butterfly, design, just an awesome card!! Great job.
    Thanks
    Donna

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  40. Suzanne~~I do believe you never give up hun :)
    Wow you were one sickiepoo~~~and I am so glad you are doing better :)
    Hope your daughter doesn't get that sick or anyone else.
    your card is SPECTACULAR!!!! Love Love Love It!!!!
    You take special care of yourself and when you get to AZ enjoy the 90 degrees for all of us :)LOL
    Hugz and blessings

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  41. Such a great card! I love the classic look of the navy and cream. Of course the butterfly image also fits that theme. Lovely!

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  42. Beautiful card Suzanne. I'm so glad you are feeling better.

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  43. I am so glad you are feeling better but am sorry your daughter is now ill. This card is exquisite - very elegant!

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  44. GORGEOUS!!! The monotone base is really great & makes the blue butterfly POP!

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  45. GORGEOUS!!! Everything on this card is beautiful!

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  46. Gorgeous! I LOVE this color combo! So lovely!

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  47. Absoutely beautiful.... Love the colors and he image.......

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  48. Love your card. The
    butterfly is gorgeous
    done in navy.

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  49. What an amazing beautiful card. The colors are fantastic. All the layers and the texture are perfect. I am definitely going to have to check out the springtime silhouette stamp kit

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  50. Suzanne, your card is absolutely beautifully. Thank you for sharing your card and the Gina K. Blog Hop. Love all the ideas. Aloha from Hawaii
    cc

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  51. Really pretty card! Love your layers!

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  52. WOW! this card is so detailed, but Spellbinders make it easy to do that! Love the navy and cream!

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  53. gorgeous card. Glad you feel better x

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  54. Love the blue and white. thanks for sharing.

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

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