Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Some Elegance!!

Hello friends and Happy June 1st to you!  Its officially the kick-off month of summer and I’m sooooo excited!  Its been in the 90’s this week and it is Hot, Hot, Hot here for sure with the humidity but that’s ok---bettah’ than SNOW I say, LOL!  I had to water everything yesterday outside as it was all drooping from the heat & lack of rain.  They are calling for storms tonight but I’m praying its just light showers, LOL as I am sick of the bad storms as are most of the US.  I have a band concert for Riley to go to tonight which is his end of year event and he’s super excited to show off his drummer skills!  And then I’m having a few friends over afterwards for a little “girl” party, hee hee---there may be some wine and guacamole involved!  But not a late night and it will be fun, we are planning a girls trip later this summer but undecided where it might be.  Gotta have some girl time every now & again to refresh the soul Smile I burned my finger this weekend on the grill so I apologize for my limited chitter-chatter, lol, but typing is killing it! LOL—ack!



NewsBitz:

-Today is the Copic Creations Challenge Blog 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  So there are some fabulous prizes and a great contest going on! Make sure to hop to each DT's blog for more surprises!  My project will be up on Friday for you to see---thanks!

-Color Me Creative June News Letter went out last night---if you want to see it, go HERE!  There are lots of new upcoming events, groups & classes.  I'm also running the CMC Summer Special on Copic Classes too:
From June thru July 15th, 2011 the following discounts will apply
to all 4 of my Copic Classes ONLY at the CMC Classroom!
I've discounted each Copic class by $5 so you get the discount immediately!

Buy 1 Class get $5 off
Buy 2 Classes and get $10 off
Buy 3 Classes and get $15 off

Year Long Special!!
If you decide to take all 4 online Copic classes (only) I will take $25 OFF!!  Please email me if you'd like to do this and I will send you a special invoice with the discounted price--easier for both of us.


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Elegant Dreams and By the Sea
Blog Hop---Gina K

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Today the Gina K DT is having another release blog hop to showcase the new stamps available.  Your next stop on this hop after me will be the lovely & talented Theresa Momber!!

This card uses the “Free with 3” set called “Elegant Elements” which I absolutely love!  You can get this set FREE when you purchase any 3 Gina K stamp sets—how’s that for a great deal!  I stamped one of the images in black onto aqua cardstock in a blocked design to create fun background paper.  Then I used Viva Décor Paper Pen (in graphite) to create small black pearls on the background design.  Then I stamped a different image with Versamark ink onto white cardstock and embossed it in black EP.  For the mats I used the Spellbinders set “Floral Doily”.  Then a sheer black bow with the Bow Easy finishes this card off.

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For my second card I used the beautiful new set “By the Sea” by Theresa Momber for Gina K.  This set has so many beautiful images, perfect by themselves or to make a scene (have an upcoming project creating a scene with these).  This card was done for DT Donna Baker’s challenge “One Love”—only one layer and one kind of embellishment—ACK!  As you know most of my cards have like 12 layers so this was HARD for me, LOL! But I decided to dry emboss my navy cardstock with a CB folder and then heat emboss the lighthouse image in white EP.  After embossing I took my Spellbinders Nestability “Labels 8 “ and laid it over the image and traced it with my white Sharpie Poster Paint Pen.  I used my paint pen to also add a frame using my ruler and then softly sponging white ink on the edges.  Since Donna said we could use as many “accent products” as we liked I added some stardust Stickles to the water too!  Then my one embellishment are the white buttons tied with bakers twine.  A simple, masculine card for someone special!


Now make sure to hop along to the DT’s blogs below for some AWESOME Inspiration today!

69 comments:

  1. Pretty cards Suzanne! Love the Elegant Elements design and your lighthouse is fab with the embossing.

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  2. The elements stamps are so elegant! You did a superb job with the inspiration. By the Sea is right on top of my new wish list!

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  3. What beautiful creations! Love how you created the background on the first one and that lighthouse embossed in white is gorgeous.

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  4. Very nice designs on both cards, Suzanne!!

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  5. Both are so very awesome Suzanne! REally love you design with the elements stamp set!

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  6. These are fabulous. I love the element centered in the eyelet die cut. Of course, I always like buttons.

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  7. Love how you did the light house. And that first one is just stunning, love the background paper you created.

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  8. Love both of your cards--very elegant and love the colors

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  9. Great cards. Love the black on blue. Very nice touch.
    Hugs, Dottie

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  10. Loverly! I'm starting to like the graphic focals!

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  11. what wonderful BG paper you made and I really like your one layer card, it has a lot of depth to it. perfect CB folder to use as it looks like water droplets.

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  12. Stunning cards! I hope your finger heals quickly.

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  13. Beautiful cards, I love the colors and the design.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Your lighthouse card is stunning. Love your technique. These images are so versatile.
    Marcie

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  15. That is a great idea using the pen to trace the frame, keeping your card to one layer.

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  16. Elegant samples today Suzanne-love them. Hope your finger is better soon!

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  17. Stunning, Just Stunning Creations! Love the colors you used--thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Beautiful work! I love how you used your paint pen for borders. Must try that!

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  19. Suzzane, your cards are wonderful, love your Masculine by the sea card, especially as you were trying to reign in your embellishments, great job.
    And great job on the first card, creating the background with the one stamp and then with the embossing and then matting with the nest abilities die, great idea, looks wonderful.

    Donna Przy.....

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  20. Zowie! That Elegant Element card of your's Suzanne is GORGEOUS! Love that color with the black, really lovely!

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  21. Love the lighthouse Suzanne! It has such a causual blue jean feel to it!

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  22. Your one layer card turned out fabulous! I love the layered embossing and those stickles make amazing water!

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  23. Both cards are very pretty and yet relatively simple. I really like the lighthouse with the single layer and white emp. Great job!

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  24. Beautiful card creations. The free set is looking better ane better.
    Debbie D.

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  25. Great cards - simple yet so appealing!

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  26. Love both cards! So bold! The white on the navy is an awesome idea and the black and white on the blue is quite dramatic yet feminine.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  27. And a happy June 1st to you too!! I am so interested in taking a copics certification class, but am a newbie to "coloring" and only have ONE copic marker.

    I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  28. Very pretty cards. Love the first one the colors and the big ribbon.

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  29. Gorgeous cards, Suzanne. That Elegant Elements card is simply stunning!

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  30. These are so very lovely, Suzanne!

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  31. Love the cards and I think you did a great job with one layer! TFS

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  32. nice masculine card - we really need more of these.

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  33. What gorgeous cards! Love them
    both. Thanks for sharing your
    talent with us.

    Blessings,
    Pat

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  34. Two wonderful clean and simple cards -- you certainly know how to showcase the focal image. Hope your burned fingers is soon feeling better (ouch)!

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  35. Love that background! Both are great.

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  36. Very pretty - I love the look of the lighthouse all embossed in white like that, the buttons are the perfect touch too!

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  37. Very pretty cards. I too am beginning to love the "Elegant Elements'.

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  38. As always, your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS, Suzanne! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for a chance to win some goodies!!!

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  39. Your Elegant Dreams card is really elegant! & I love your lighthouse!

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  40. I love the card you made with the elegant elements set. i am amazed at how easy it looks to create a great background with these elements,

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  41. Wow -- what a great one stamp-one embellishment card!

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  42. Gorgeous cards! Love the patterned paper you created, and the embossed lighthouse image.

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  43. Lovely cards. I better hurry up and place my order.

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  44. Amazing cards and cool techniques used.

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  45. wow! that heat embossed lighthouse on the embossed cardstock is an amazing effect.

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  46. Beautiful Suzanne! Love your stamped dp and the lovely color combo; and you did a great job with the one-layer card!

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  47. I love the little touches on your cards. They are both just wonderful.

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  48. Loved seeing what you came up with, great one layer card.

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  49. Beautiful monochromatic card. I love the look of the lighthouse card. The other card has the look of boudoir to me. OOOOHHH LALA

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  50. I LOVE how perfect you got your elegant elements bg!!! And I'm serious...that one layer is just awesome!!

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  51. Awesome cards! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  52. Stunning as can be Suzanne! Love how you created your own dp and then how you used the element as the main focal point - beautiful card! The second is simplicity at it's best - just love it!

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  53. This is awsome I look forward to see your work on a daily bases. You are a inspiration.

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  54. Awesome cards. I love the white lighthouse.

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  55. Absolutely divine what you created!

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  56. Ohhh I like
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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

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