Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Bash Blog Party!!

Happy Monday my friends!  Today I am in the Windy City of Chicago (although hoping for sun & not wind, LOL).  I spent two days out in Downers Grove, Ill teaching and I had such a great time there & hope all the gals *and gents* did too!  I have met so many nice people here in Chicago from the time I landed until yesterday and my taxi ride from HELL LOL!  I must have looked a mess when I got off the flight (slept the whole way) with my 2 large suitcases, purse and carryon suitcase hee hee. (no it wasn't all clothes, 65% was class materials).  My suitcases kept falling over, then I spilled my purse and I kept getting my suitcases stuck on things, LOL.  I had no less than 8 people ask me if I needed help and one lady said "oh honey, let me help you out" :)  But I did ok and managed to get my rental car and then my dumb GPS system to work (I swear my GPS Glinda called this one to mess with me).  I was lucky enough to have dinner with friends Saturday night after my classes and so great to meet Pat St Martin in person since I've known her cyberlly for so long and also Cat Gondek who is always at CMC and in our chats---so great to meet you both and have you in class! And a special shout out and thank you to the fabulous Scrapbook/Craft Store Memories & Beyond for hosting me---if you are around that area its a must stop if you are a crafter!  I had to drop my rental car off yesterday at Midway Airport and then catch a taxi to Rosemont to my other hotel near CHA.  I got the taxi driver from hell--I really wasn't sure I was going to make it in one piece LOL.  He went about 90 mph, talked on his phone in Arabic LOUDLY while NOT looking at the road--I don't get carsick but I swear I almost did yesterday.  Then to top it off he dropped me off at the wrong hotel and it is HOTTER than Hades here in Chicago, so I immediately found LOTS of cold Cherry Coke and drank 2 down in 10 minutes.  Then I was jittery, LOL, so I wandered around a bit before meeting up with friends.

I have the day off so I’m spending it in the city playing and visiting some sites, usually I never have time so this is nice.  Tomorrow I’ll be working on the floor all day at CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) and although its work its always fun to meet and see eveyone there—really fun!  If you are there come stop by and say HI ok Smile



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Summer Bash Blog Hop Party!!

The Magnolia-licious DT and Challenge Teams have paired up again for a fun-filled Summertime Bash Blog Hop today!  The DTs have all created summertime projects with one of the  following themes:

Beach Bash, Summer Barbecues/Picnics or Fishing Fun!

You can find all the fun details on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog !
You will need to hop along and collect a LETTER from each blog that you will put together to make a 3 word phrase!  Email the phrase to me at sjdean0574@yahoo.com and be entered to win the fabulous prize package below.  

AND if you decide to join us and make a project one lucky winner will also win 2 Magnolia stamps of their choice from Magnolia-licious—so there are two great  ways to win!!  So we hope you have a blast hopping around with us today!

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Big Prize??? A Beach Pail filled with $100 worth of craft goodies AND a Scor-Buddy AND 5 Mini-Magnolia stamps of your choice from Magnolia-licious!

FISHING FUN!!
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I decided to go with the Fishing Fun theme since I couldn’t wait to use these new cuties from the Sweet Rainbows Collection at Magnolia-licious.  My son loves to fish and I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay so its one of my fave things to do too—although I like crabbing and boating the best Winking smile  I also decided to make a Tent Card this time to change it up a bit---easy to make and fun to decorate!

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I used Edwin Waiting for Fish and Tilda Gone Fishingaren’t they adorable? I just love them!  Where Riley fishes here in VA it is along the creek and rivers and there are tons of sweeping trees hanging over the water.  So I wanted to re-create that but not have huge looming trees take away from the images KWIM.  So I used my Marianne Designs die (swirl) and added leaves (with my MS leaf punch) to create a similar decorative look.  Each leaf got inked and then stickles to make them sparkly!  The grass was made with a fabulous die from MFT—I cut them out of the designer paper for a fun look-I layered the grass so it was dimensional and realistic.  The papers are all by Memory Box called “Minuet“.  The waters edges was done with an older Fiskars border punch & then I added more Stickles for sparkly water effects Smile The cloud is a PTI die that got sponged and stamped with a PTI sentiment.  I used this same cloud cut-out to sponge the blue sky background behind them.

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Both of my images got colored with Copics B97,B95,B91/ YG67,YG03,G20 /E11,E00,R20/ E37,E35,YR23,YR20,E50.  Tilda’s white shirt got Stickles—a girl has gotta have BLING when’s she’s fishin’ dontcha’ know!  I made Edwin’s fishing pole more realistic by using Scrapper’s Floss for the fishing line and added some beads at the end for his fishing bobber.

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sThis is what the tent card looks like from the side but it will fold flat for mailing too.  By creating a Tent Card (see tutorial & use your fabbo Scor-Pal too—I increased the size of my cs to 5.5” to make it larger) you can create lots of dimension and really have fun with it--I loved creating this!

Ok now you need to collect my letter for the 3 word phrase and it is
“T” 

and hop to the wonderfully talented

Remember to head over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to see all challenge details and how to win!! 
Thanks for hopping with us!


79 comments:

  1. What a fun theme you create for this tent card Suzanne. Very cute & sweet coloring. Love the cute grass :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  2. This is gorgeous. What a beautyful colors did you use. Realy fantastic. I love this bloghop very much. You inspired me a lot with this card.
    Love Aartje

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  3. You've done it again Suzanne ~ absolutely stunning! Love the colour scheme and how you've paired Tilda and Edwin together. Hope you're having a great time at CHA. Hugs, Maria

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  4. your colouring is fabulous and what a fun summer card to make!

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  5. Such a gorgeous card Suzanne.
    Amazing details.

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  6. Oh my!! You have had a journey from Hell and back hon. Isn't it lovely when we meet people that we know only through our passion. Your card is utterly adorable, and yes, a girl needs bling wherever she is. lol. Thank you for the inspiration. I hope you have a more pleasnt next few days.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  7. Hi Suzanne...I know...tent cards are such fun. I'm kinda lovin' these!! And your Summer Bash card is just a delightful as can be. Great idea and beautifully executed!! Thanks so much for organizing this amazing hop! Stay cool in the Windy City! Hugs. Pat

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  8. Beautiful card, love the colours and the scene you created
    Louise

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  9. This is a beautiful project hun xxx

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  10. Wonderful coloring, love the tent card

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  11. Hello Suzanne, just hopping by to say hello and to say what a fabulous creation, I love this card and the colours you've chosen. hugs Teresa xx

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  12. Just beautiful!!! I am loving those gorgeous colors and the tent card design is fabulous!

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  13. Another lovely card Suzanne. As always your colouring is perfect and I love all the die cuts/punches you've used. It all works so well together. Tracy xxx

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  14. Fabulous Suzanne, I love the pastel colors, so soft !
    wonderful scene with Tilda & Edwin.

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  15. That's so cute Suzanne.

    Hugs Monique

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  16. Gorgeous colors! I love these types of cards!

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  17. Love the way you've kept it to the 2 main colours, it just looks great.

    ** Kate **

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  18. I think I left a comment for you on the Highlites blog lol. Where is my mind these days? Your card is absolutely gorgeous and I love it. I don't know where you find the time for all that you do!

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  19. great card Suzanne!! ove it!!
    xxx

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  20. Oh wow Suzanne!! I totally LOVE the gorgeous scene you've created with the Tilda in the background amongst the grass and Edwin out front trying to catch a meal for them both!! LOL!! Too cute!! Thanks for the fun!! :)

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  21. Gorgeous card Suzanne! Looks like fishing was a very popular theme for the DT LOL! Your card is so pretty with the soft colors and beautiful coloring!

    Have fun in Chicago! hugs, Angela

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  22. So fun Suzanne! I'm working on a Tent card for our next challenge. Love the way you did the grass with the dp. Cute, cute, cute...hugs...Barb

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  23. What a fun creation ! You really do know how to "make a scene" ... Always look forward to your posts ...
    Hugs, Janie

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  24. What a fun creation ! You really do know how to "make a scene" ... Always look forward to your posts ...
    Hugs, Janie

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  25. This card is gorgeous! Love the beautiful coloring on the Maggies. Love the colors you used and your scene.

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  26. You did a wonderful, fabulous job with Edwin and Tilda!! Just love all that you did.

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  27. So beautiful card,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  28. I think the colors just blew me away on your card, so soft and pretty, wonderful for the fishing theme. I've never been to VA but your trees sound just gorgeous! Thanks for the link to the tut for the tent card, I'll have to see how to make one of these! Patti

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  29. What a gorgeous and happy scene!!! (Although Edwin is looking a bit glum...hope he catches something soon!)
    Rene :D

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  30. Awesome card, Suzanne! The variety of tools you used on your paperscape background really add a lot to the design. Just wonderful! Have fun in Chicago!

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

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  31. Wow, this card is amazing! The scene you created is so intricate yet adorable. Thanks for the inspiration! Have fun at CHA! =)

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  32. Suzanne, As usual, no one is surprized at your amazing work! Beautiful card. Love all of your details, including the bead lure on Edwin's fishing rod. You have such creative genes!!

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  33. Suzanne, As usual, no one is surprized at the fantastic card you have created. Love the detail with the bead lure on Edwin's fishing pole; oh so creative.

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  34. Suzanne, As usual, no one is surprized at the fantastic card you have created. Love the detail with the bead lure on Edwin's fishing pole; oh so creative

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  35. Oh my goodness, this is so cute. I just love the light, cool colors you've used and those two stamps are great. TFS.

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  36. I could just stare at your masterpiece forever! Incredible Suzanne! Have fun at CHA! :)

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  37. Susanne, THis is so soft and summery looking!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

    hope you are having a blast today down town!! Still wish I could have gone..
    hugs, Janiel

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  38. OMG, Suzanne, this is just crazy good! One of my favorite cards, evah!

    Hope you are having a great time in the Windy City. :^)

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  39. So lovely colours. And so talented you are! Like this very much :)

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  40. Beautiful tent card, love the dreamy scene you've created!

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  41. Love the colours you have used, the card is beautiful. Love the fishing Tilda, must add her to my collection. Love Sandra x

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  42. This is stunning! Love the green and blue, Just Beautiful Suzanne!
    Hugs Julie P

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  43. What a beautiful scene Suzanne. Love the color combo too. Very soothing.

    See you soon!

    Angie

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  44. Beautiful card Suzanne! Great class at M&B on Saturday. Always glad to learn more!

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  45. Very Nice Job!!!!! A big Hug from Puerto Rico.

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  46. Oh! this is adorable. So beautiful!!! Love it! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  47. Your card is fabulous!!! Wow!!!

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  48. Wow!! Love this great card. Thank you so much for sharing the colours you used; I am new to copics and this is a great help.
    Irene

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  49. great card,love the colour combo
    x

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  50. Adore your card, Suzanne - I just love this Edwin, he looks so "boy". Loves to fish, but not patient at waiting for a bite :o). Sounds like another Suzanne experience in Chicago! Some day I'll have to share with you my experience chaperoning 3 teens to a 4-H Convention in Hawaii and our airline experiences (going and coming). FUN Hugs to you, Sharon :o)

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  51. I love this card! The colors and details are so inviting and captivating. TFS.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  52. OMGoodness your card is gorgeous.
    Hope when you come to Texas I can take your class.
    hugs Linda

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  53. Suzanne, what an adorably beautiful card. I love this cool colour scheme. And Edwin and Tilda coloured in your usual awesome way. I haven't made a tent card yet--it's on my to-do list. Love your card.
    Hope you're enjoying the CHA and thanks for asking us to join the blog hop.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  54. Suzanne, your card is adorable. Love the scene you created with these images. I definitely want to try a tent card one of these days...these images are perfect for tent style card. Beautifully done.
    Hugs~
    Corinne

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  55. Love the funny travel stories! I am not sure that you can laugh at the time but you sure do seem like you see the humor after! Love the "fresh" colors in the card!

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  56. Suzanne, It was wonderful to meet you in person and learn from you in class. I been thinking about "flicking" all week. :o) Your cards are even more beautiful in person. I hope you are having a super week at CHA. Safe travels home!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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  57. Such a lovely summery card :) that green color is simply stunning

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  58. This is stunning. I love this card.
    Francy

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  59. Just adorable and fabulous coloring!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  60. It's a Tent Card.............it's a tend card.! Did you see that!!! Bwahahha!! LOVE it! wicked job with the fisher-couple! Great coloring and design! OMG this phrase is gonna kill me I can tell already! LOL TFS!

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  61. Suzanne, I love the softness of your coloring. You did a stunning job. I had a wonderful time with you and Cat on Saturday. I know Cat had a great time also.
    Hugz, Pat

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  62. What a nice Tentcard!
    Wonderful colorcreation and a great work at all!

    LG
    Michaela

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  63. Oh Suz, I love the cool color palette you chose. You are another gal who always manages to find the most beautiful papers. This is adorable. I just love the images you chose. The leafy areas are a perfect addition! I think your card is Thoughtfully Tranquil, Tastefully Tender, and Terrificly Tidy! LOL

    XO,
    Chris Christensen

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  64. the effect is amazing in this card!

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  65. Very cute and creative card.

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  66. OMG I love it! The water and grass are brilliant, wow!

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  67. This is brilliant. Love the leyout of the card and the green/blue combo.

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  68. Another beauty , such great colours and colouring x

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  69. Sweet card, just like you!!! Love the layout and the details with the clouds and the leaves! Adorable scene!!!

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  70. I adore your tent card. Super fabulous!

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  71. love your tent card its gorgeous hugs mandy xx

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  72. Awe, this is just so gorgeous Suzanne. I love the little scene that you've created on your card. Just way too cute.

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  73. Another gorgeous creation.
    Loooove how you did the grass. Clever idea. That green and blue go so well together. Fabulous job on the coloring.
    Hugs Maz

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  74. lindos trabalhos também uso muito as Magnólias o endereço do meu blog é sdescraps.blogspot.com

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

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