Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mum’s the Word!!

Hello and a Happy Thursday to you all!  Wow the week is almost over and then it’s a holiday weekend for those of us here in the US—Labor Day weekend.  That means a 3 day weekend YAY!  I am headed to my parent’s house on Saturday for a picnic and then on Sunday me, Alexa and my mom are going to see BLAKE SHELTON—whooohooooooooo!  I lovvvvvveeeeeeeee HIM Winking smile--he rocks and he’s hot, but I just like his singing (hee hee).  My top picks for country hotness reside with Tim McGraw (sigh he gets better with age) and Luke Bryan—umm yeah have you see this man---whoooo hoooo I’m sweating already LOL! (see video below so you can sweat too)!  He's singing my summer theme song "Country Girl Shake it For Me!!" --OMGoodness you MUST watch him!!  Nothing better than a guy in jeans, boots and a cowboy hat that’s for sure---well at least in Suzanne’s book that is!!


Ok now that you’ve properly sweated let’s talk about my BookEndz Book Club!  Tonight we wrap up with a fun PARTY at 8:15 pm EST—we will chat about our first book, have some fun contests with prizes and announce the next book.  It will be FUN, FUN, FUN and everyone is welcome whether you just like to read or read and craft!!  Hope to see you there!


-Chicago, Ohio and Delaware registration is ongoing for my CMC Copic Classes—see !  I’d love to see you this fall!!

-Copic Creations Challenge has a new challenge up today as well---go HERE to see the fabulous creations and challenge.  My card will be on my blog on Friday for ya!


Mum’s The Word!!


Since it’s the first of the month that means another fun Magnolia-licious DT Challenge! And our fabulous hostess this month is none of than the talented Sharon Caudle—she’s challenged us to create either Fall or Back to School projects BUT use the rich colors of fall!  You can see all the challenge details on how to join in and the DT’s wonderful fall projects at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog.

I’m not a huge fan of fall, but only because it means winter is on its way (boohoo), but I do love the beautiful colors of the leaves, trees and fall harvests!!  I used this older image from Magnolia-licious called “Tilda with Fall Bouquet” from the Halloween/Autumn 2008 Collection.  Diana does not have this in stock but I’m sure if enough of you would love to have it she can order it for you—just shoot her an email.  The sentiment is from the same collection and it is only available in mini-size HERE right now. Diana has the best deals and customer service in the business so I encourage you to email her about these stamps if you LOVE ‘em  Winking smile

I’m entering this fall creation into the following challenges:

Die-Cuttin’ Divas (fall colors + die cut)
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge (old stamp & bling)
Paper Sundaes (Magnolia)


These beautiful papers are new by BoBunny called “Forever Fall and I love, love the colors they’ve included. I love bold colors and the pop of turquoise just popped out to me and I used it a lot to contrast with the warm golds and rusts.  The mats were done with SBs Labels 16 and then I embossed the teal layer, and added Gold Stickles to the orange mat for sparkle.  I wrapped the paper with ribbon from PTI and some bronze Magic Mesh underneath finishes it off.


And yes she is colored with Copics BG49,BG45,BG11,BG10 / E09,E08,E13 / E11,E00,R20 / E29,E25,YR20 / YR23,Y21 / YR18,YR15,YG03.  I added Flower Soft (in orange & yellow colors I custom mixed) to the mums for more fun and pretty texture.  Stickles went on her hat and socks for more bling!


That’s it for me today!  Make sure to stop by the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog for more on this fun challenge!  Hugz to you all!


  1. This is gorgeous Suzanne! I love everything about this card, the beautiful dies, the gorgeous coloring and embellishments. Sooooooo beautiful!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Suzanne. I love the way you used the dp for the nuts, giving them texture and depth. The flower soft makes Tilda's bouquet look so real! Fabulous job...hugs...Barb

  3. I love that song 'country girl shake it for me.' I haven't seen him but I'm sure he's super hot. I'll be checking out your post next week because Blake Shelton will be at the 'BIG E' state fair in October. I was thinking of getting tickets, but hadn't heard any feedback on his shows. I'm sure he's great, but maybe you'll convince me to splurge on the tickets. Enjoy!

  4. This is just delightful Suzanne! Those colours are stunning, Wonderful colouring as always
    Hugs Julie P

  5. Hi Suzanne!

    I love the colors in this card. That pretty turquoise really stands out.
    I love your Autumn leaves and Tilda is as cute as ever.

    Hmmmm..nice song.
    Hugs Maz

  6. How precious is this!!! I love the your card... I am so happy you joined us this week at DCD!!

    Die Cuttin Diva

  7. Your work always amazes me - you come up with such fabulous ideas and this one is no exception
    Thanx sooo much for joining us at MDUC this week

  8. Loving all that extra texture you added. Thank you for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Carson's Creations
    Die Cuttin' Diva Design Team member

  9. My sister-in-law and I seen The Band Perry, the very hot Luke Bryan (awesome in concert!!) and the other very hot Tim McGraw! That was my first country concert and I have to say the best I have been to! Of course your card it just beautiful!!

  10. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  11. That is such a beautiful card Suzanne!

  12. Your card is just gorgeous, Suzanne; the colors are so perfect for fall! Love the coloring and the papers you put together, it's wonderful.

    I'm sorry I missed the Book Endz Chat wrap up today, my mother fell and I had to go over and tend to her. I hope you have a safe and fun weekend visit with your family...sure sounds like a great one seeing Blake!! That ought to be a terrific show, we want to hear a blow by blow report next week! And, of course, something is bound to happen...... :)

  13. Cute card :)

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.
    Hug Gurkiss

  14. Lovely card thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week Love Jan

  15. Love that card...have a great weekend!

  16. Brilliant card Suzanne, and those papers are so perfect, think I need to get them, love sweet Tilda and all your texture. THanks for joining us this week at Magnolia Down Under!

  17. Congrats on being showcased this week at DCD. I just love your card. I hope you will join us again next week. -Yvette DT member of DCD.

  18. You have done a fabulous job with your card. Congrats on being showcased on our blog. Thanks for joining as at DCD.


  19. Wowwweeeee, Suzanne!! Thanks SO MUCH for playing the video! I LOVE Luke Bryan!! Wheewww...heated me up big time, gal! ;D
    Your card is so awesome...I am always amazed at how good you are!
    Hugz to the max!

  20. Beautiful card and this colors are out of this world gorgeous!

  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the coloring! Adorable image.

  22. Fab card full of vibrant colours and bling. Thanks for playing along with an Oldie But A Goodie this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

  23. Beautiful card Suzanne your colouring just pops off the page - amazing!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie for Tracy's Sparkle challenge and good luck

    Hugs Laurie x

  24. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. Love the glitter on the leaves! What a great effect it gives; such a wonderful card Suzanne... and thanks for the reminder to get out my mesh again; I haven't used it in ages! Wonderful work as always.


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

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