Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just Because!!

Happy Wednesday to you all!  Row, row, row your boat---gently down Virginia streams…..LOL!  I might need an Ark real soon cuz it has been torrential raining here in Virginia going on 3 days and we are supposed to have 8 more days.  All this after all that darn rain from the first hurricane, we do NOT NEED it!  I know out west does so I will gladly ship it out there to y’all ok? And help put out those nasty fires in CA and TX too!  Praying for all my friends affected in those areas—stay safe!  We had to sit in the pouring (and I mean pouring) rain yesterday evening to watch Alexa cheer for the football game.  It was cold and miserable but we are devoted parents always and we muscled it out—but we felt so bad for the cheerleaders and football players! Nasty weather to be out in, blech!

Onto some happy news---I ALMOST PEED MY PANTS AND HYPERVENTILATED at the same time yesterday evening before I left for Alexa’s game.  I had just gotten out of the shower & was checking email (yes I check it a lot, lol, cuz I get about 2000 emails a day ok) and saw that tickets were NOW on sale for fanclub members only for the Luke Bryan concert in Salem, VA!  WOWWWEEEEE---I hurriedly logged in and entered 3 tickets and GUESS WHAT!  I GOT FRONT ROW TIX PEOPLE---DID you hear me SCREAMING!?  OMGoodness I was flapping my arns and jumping up and down squealing---poor hubby thought I was NUTS (oh yeah I am)!  I am sooo pumped I cannot even tell ya---I love that man and now if I get backstage passes I just MIGHT DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! LOL!  And if you have NO IDEA who this hotness is I speak of just check out this video HERE---ohhhhh love him, love him!  Winking smile  So when I went to the football game I made a sign to hold up to Alexa while she was cheering telling her I got front row tickets (cuz she loves him too)—she about FELL OVER on the field, hee hee!  Oh I cannot wait---this might call for a shopping trip for a “special” outfit!!  Ok on to crafty bizness now, LOL!


Just Because!


This card is for those “Just Because” occasions that we all have now & then for a friend or a relative. This card I made using some fabulous new My Minds Eye papers—I adore this Lost & Found line and this set has my fave combo of red & black!  And I paired it with this super cute Magnolia stamp from Magnolia-licious called “Tilda with Ponytail” from the Sweet Rainbow collection.  I LOVE this Tilda because I think she is so versatile---you can use her for every season & just about every occasion--a great one to have in your collection!  Have you seen all the new stamps in both large & mini form over at Magnolia-licious, check them all out!!

I’m entering this into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew (anything goes)
Heart 2 Heart Challenges (fave color combo)

I distressed all my edges with my Zutter Distress tool and then inked them with brown ink.  The black border was done with a MS border punch, black pearls and a button tied with Scrappers floss.  The black circle was embossed with a CB emboss folder---circles done with my Spellbinders dies.


Yes she is colored with Copics—R29,R24,R22,R20 / E11,E00 / E43,E42,E40 / E49,E37,YR 20.  COPIC TIP:  To darken up those red colors add W5 over the top until you achieve the depth of color you want, then go back over it with your dark red to cover it.  This is a great way to get a deeper red for coloring.  I added Stickles to her shirt and socks for some pretty bling.


That’s all for me today!  I will see you back here on Friday with a NEW RELEASE from Sylvia Zet for SCACD Smile So make sure to check back!!


  1. OMG, first of all - congrats on scoring front row tix!!! I LOVE this song!!!
    She is adorable perched on that circle and love those papers!! The design is fabulous and of course your coloring is stunning!! xx

  2. Suzanne this card is so pretty I love the colors and the papers are delish...that is so funny how you told Alexis about the concert you are something else ! Hey you know my addy if this little gal needs a home :)

  3. Absolutely adorable and I love those papers's such a great combo of reds and black!

  4. She is stunning Suzanne! Beautifully put together and I love the black panel behind Tilda. Never tried that before! Congrats on the tix! What a great time you'll have.

  5. Love this card!! Fantastic coloring on her! For some reason she just hit a cord with me today! Just an awesome card!

  6. Wow! THis is gorgeous! Red and black are my favorite colors! : )

  7. Fab card thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  8. Beautiful card Suzanne,your colours are so striking,love the SP and this sweet Tilda. Congrats on your tickets, don't go throwing any clothing up on stage from your front fow seats LoL
    Hugs Julie P

  9. Just watched that guy Luke Bryan.
    great singer, good looking. He says 'Rain is a good thing' where he comes from LOL. Congrats on getting from seats.
    Your card is super cute. Good tip on getting darker red.(not that I use Copic's but others do and will find that a big help). I love the black background. It really makes Tilda stand out.
    Hugs Maz

  10. ooooooo I luv me some Luke Bryan too! Yummy! This country girl would shake it for him too. LOL Congrats on the huge score!!! Woot Woot!!!

    Darling card! Love the colors.

    Huggies ~

  11. Back a 4 - 6 months ago, I remember thinking enough rain alright. No tornados, but straight line winds, a tremendous amount of rain and all I could think of...please no drought conditions this summer! Looks like we are going to make it! Thank Goodness!

    Great color balance, and I am sure you could have found more challenges. You rock! There is even an shabby elegance about the card due to the papers and embellies! You have such a great touch!

    PS...The sun will come out, tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar on tomorrow! Hugz!

  12. Suzanne, your posts always put a smile on my face, not only for your beautiful paper creations but also for your daily adventures. Love your darling Tilda card...she sure is a cutie! And so is that hottie Luke Bryan!! Love it that you and your DD can share the fun and excitement of his concert.

    BTW, please send that rain out west! We really would love to have some. Even the Pacific NW which is known for it's rain hasn't had any in over 44 days! These weather patterns have really gotten screwy! Here is SE AZ it's just way to hot!

  13. This is beautiful. Your coloring is great as always.
    xxx Sylvia

  14. Suzanne, You did a stunning job with this card. I just love the way you colored Tilda. The red is wonderful. I love red, white and black but never think to use it, it is so dramatic just love it.
    Hugz, P

  15. Truly Scrumptious Suzanne! saw your card yesterday on FB and so glad you entered it into our challenge at Anything goes..

  16. Now, that's some decent eye candy (and the card is cute too)! Boy, front row tix ... you lucky, lucky girl!! What are you to wear?????

  17. Very cute card! And I'm happy that you got the best seats in the house!!

  18. Hi Suzanne, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes this fortnight. Your card is super cute. hugs Sharon

  19. Suzanne, You do great work. I get so many good ideas from your blog. I have just started purchasing Magnolia stamps and copies. I love them, it is going to take me a while to accumlate the ones that I want. I love Tilda with the pony tail and plan to purchase it. Joyce

  20. Oh wow, this is sooo pretty. What a fantastic card you've made. Love the image, colours and everything about it. Simply beautiful.
    Hugs Laila

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  21. Gorgeous, love those colours together! I just spotted your online copics classroom, will be over in a jiffy! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes K x


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

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