Thursday, December 1, 2011

Come Dance With Me!!

Hello everyone and a very happy Thursday to you all!  Suzanne is sickie-poo, yep I think the flu-eth cometh to suzann-eth via the teens or hubby and the “golden throne” has been my god for 2 days sadly!  So hoping to get both my energy and mojo back tomorrow so my decking the halls can begin—13 trees and outside decorations don’t put themselves up KWIM.  We are going tree hunting this weekend to find 2 perfect trees—one real one (at least 13 ft tall) for the family room and one for the rec room (usually a blue spruce).  One of our fave activities to do each year as a family, we go to a tree farm near the base of the Blue Ridge Mtns and its beautiful.  I am the official tree picker and most years I have both trees picked out within 20 mins—then James & Riley saw them down and haul them to the barn.  Alexa & I are responsible for getting everyone the hot cider and that they drill holes correctly in the trees LOL (yea we have the easier part but shhhh don’t tell).  Then we load them….err..James loads them on top of our SUV while we usually huddle inside warming up LOL, and then we bobble our way home to get them in the house.  I’m the light person—I do all the lights on all the trees and I HATE IT—it’s the worst part.  Usually when I’m done lighting them all I can barely move my hands as they cramp up quickly and look like the darn crypt keeper but with tree needles and glitter in her hair!  James’ main job is to help keep the lights untangled and hand them to me…that is when he’s paying attention to the job & not the tv, or dogs or whatever.  Getting up on top of a ladder…teetering & tottering to string lights on a 13 ft + tree can be a bit stressful.  Yeah me on top of a ladder (don’t lie I know you are picturing it right now & giggling---yep you are)?  Not a good thing at all…klutzy me on top singing carols and just generally being holiday annoying…can lead to disasters. BUT I will say I have yet to fall off LOL…don’t jinx me ok…I need NO injuries or my trees won’t get put up and trust me that is NOT GONNA MAKE A GOOD STORY PEOPLE!!! Cuz left up to James….yeah well he’d only have one tree up but we all know I am a tad XTREME and ODD and must over-do most things in my life for whatever reason (I’ll save the psycho analysis for another day when my brain is working ‘k).  So bring on decking the halls, singing carols, cooking cookies and drinking eggnog – RIGHT ON!  Now to get the flu-eth to leave the hous-eth...hmmmmmm

PS—yep Suzanne DID get her front tix to see Luke Bryan in March, yes I did and I’m a very happy girl! Now I’m stalking….errr…staking out the site to join the lottery for the meet-n-greet passes.  I know it might be scary for Luke but awwwwwwesome for me yes? hee hee hee!
PS2--Yes Alexa was aware of the post from yesterday about her blankie--it may be be shabby but she's a PROUD shabby blankie owner I guess LOL!  The kids always know what I'm writing on my blog trust me.....;)

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Come and Dance!!
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Today I’m using 2 of the fabulous new stamp sets released by Gina K this week.  I didn’t receive one of the sets so I am using a new Stamp Duo in place of it today (but I cannot wait to get the beautiful “Dogwood” set as its stunning)!  You can see all the Stamp Duos here and I’m using “Because of You”.  I like to dance, yes I do and sing too, line dance & club dancing (so shhhhh lol) especially so I love this silhouette image of a dressed up couple having a night out! (my hubby does NOT dance though hee hee)  I didn’t use the sentiment but there is one included that’s beautiful.  All the papers are by Prima and I kept them distressed for a shabby chic look.  This image would work beautifully for a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day project and more!

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I dressed the card up with ribbon, Prima roses and flowers, Viva Décor Pearl Pen in black and black Stickles.  The leafy scroll die is by Marianne Designs.

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The second card uses a new set by Tami Mayberry called “Label Borders” which is full of fun labels, border looks and sentiments to mix and match.  I chose to make an early Valentine’s Day card (yeah I must have it on the brain lol) using just cardstock.  I embossed my cardstock with a CB embossing folder, the black edging is made with a MS border punch and finished with some pearls.  I spritzed the whole card with some Smooch Spritz to make it really sparkle. 

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Close up of the border—I colored the inside with a hot pink Copic (RV14) and then I used by Black Viva Décor Pearl Pen to add more dimension to the sentiment and border dots.

Ok that’s it from me today but make sure to keep hopping today to my DT-mates below for a chance to win some great grab bags of stamps if you leave comments as you hop!  And you’re sure to be inspired along the way too!

76 comments:

  1. I only have one tree to do and that is bad enough but then my house would properly fit into you main room twice lol cards are lovely Hun love them I have now listened to Luke Bryan and seen him on YouTube and he is yummy and such a lovely voice thanks for sharing your obsession lol.


    Hugs Wendy ps good luck tree hunting

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  2. Total gorgeousnes, Suzanne! Love these. (I'm the light person and hate it, too - once of these days I'm going to give it up and go artificial)

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  3. Get better soon!! Beautiful cards - thanks!

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  4. Love all the attention to detail!!

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  5. LOVE your couple, just awesomenesseth, LOL! Hope you feel better soon too, flu, bleh....

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  6. Just love them both, the way you have used Tami's set is so stunning, thank you for sharing and inspiring me.
    GET WELL SOON!

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  7. Your cards are beautiful! Love the colors! And I was wondering when you were going to get your umpteen trees up and decorated, lol. I hope you feel better soon!

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  8. Hope you get to feeling better soon, that way you can get back to stamping. The flu is not good- takes all your energy. My granddaughter is to have surgery yesterday- removal of ovaries and uterus after starting- bleeding and fluid filled her cavity. sent samples away to be tested. Will be sending her to a n oncologist/ surgeon. Waiting to hear further. She is 26 years old. I will be praying for you both! Thanks for letting me vent_

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  9. Fantastic! Love your choice of colors on you first card and your style is exquisite. Wasn't so sure about the stamps that you used in the 2nd card, but didn't think about layering it like you did ( duh!) and now...well it would be so fun to have them as well. Guess that's why you're one of the go-to-gals!

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  10. Great cards! Sorry to hear you're not feeling so hot, hope it passes quickly.

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  11. Those are really nice cards. ^_^ Now I really wish I had the money to buy those stamps.

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  12. wow Suzanne,
    This such an amazing card, so elegant and romantic.

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  13. Sorry to hear about the flu. Nothing worse this time of year. Might think about the flu shot next year. Thirteen trees????? and I thought I was excessive with five. I love Christmas and love this new release as well. Hope you are better soon.
    Marcie

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  14. Your true love card is very pretty (I love the colors) but your dancers card is just totally AWESOME. I definitely need this stamp. :)

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  15. Feel better soon - loved checking out your other cards - pink and black is always a major statement!

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  16. Fantastic creations as always Suzanne!!

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  17. love your cards. thanks for sharing and hope you feel better soon.

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  18. Oh the aqua dancing card is just divine....I love the dainty design!! And the pink and black...totally FABBY!!

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  19. Beautiful card, great colours you used and this is such a sweet image.

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  20. I couldn't wait to see which set you used after viewing all the other blogs. Love your cards. I knew yours would be fabulous. I ordered this stamp so thanks for inspiring me. Hope you are feeling better.

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  21. Beautiful cards, as always. Oh, and flu shots work. That's all I'm going to say.

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  22. Loved the "dancing card" so much layering and so effective.

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  23. Beautiful "Because of You" card, Suzanne. Be safe putting up the lights!

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  24. Awesome and beautiful love your cards the colors and the papers are perfect. Love the emblossing and the borders. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  25. Hope you feel lots better! Love, love this card!! The silhouette is perfect and of course your designing is over the top! Hugz

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  26. Hope you are feeling better soon. Love the "dancing" card, and the pink and black combo is awesome. Love your blog!

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  27. LOVE your dancing duo card, it is fabulous AND gorgeous!

    Feel Better! (and be safe on top of that ladder!)

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  28. Hi, Suzanne,
    Your cards are so pretty - love the dancing couple, its distressed but romantic look, as well as the striking pink and black embossed look on the 2nd card!

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  29. Love, did I say love, your early Valentine's card! Simple and striking! Your dancing card is very pretty and elegant ... love those prima flowers and punched stems!

    Hope you feel better SOON ... you have way to much to do to be sick. Have fun with your trees.

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  30. Both your cards turned out really nice...tfs...sincerely, terrie

    zullu26@aol.com

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  31. Beautiful cards!!!! So sorry to hear you have been sick! Hope you feel better quickly!!! BECAUSE of You is Gorgeous!!! I LOVE what you did with the Label border!!! Gorgeous!

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  32. Gorgeous! I'm not a pink girl. But I adore the colour combo of pink, black and white... it is stunning! Your cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing on the hop today!
    Pauline

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  33. Sorry to hear you are sick. Those are gorgeous cards, though! Good luck on your decorating.

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  34. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Beautiful projects, love that bright pink.

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  36. Lovely cards. I especially like the hot pink with black label borders. Get better soon.

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  37. For someone with the flu-eth, you came up with two gorgeous cards! The colors and dp are lovely on the dancing couple card, and the bold pink and black of the border card is beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Really hope you are on the mend, Suzanne, love the labels border card.

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  39. I really like what you did with the because of you stamp. Thanks. Hope you are well very soon.

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  40. Oh I am so sorry you do not feel well. You sure could not tell it at book club tonight. Suzanne, your cards are always great. But I thought I would comment so you would remember my name! LOL
    Sandy

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  41. Oh by the way, I live in the Blue Ridge mountains. Have you washed that blanket yet!!
    Sandy

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  42. Both of your cards are greaaat. I dooooooo hope you get rid of the flu bug - stomp on it, kill it, throw it out the door, bury it period....
    I use to have an artificial tree in every room. Now I am down to one small pencil tree which I store with the lights attached....oooooooooooo the time saved is WONNNNNNNNNDERFUUULLLL!!! TFS!!! I sooooo enjoy your blog.
    Jean McGee

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  43. I like the dancing couple...hope you feel better soon.

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  44. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Very nice and lovely. Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Hope you are soon feeling better! I certainly understand about nothing happening if the tree activities were left to your husband. :-) Love you humor and your cards. Thank you for sharing both with us.

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  48. tfs your lovely cards. Feel better & happy decorating.

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  49. Absolutely beautiful cards. That pink one is so bright and cheerful. Love it!!!

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  50. THe fuchsia and black card is stunning! Beautiful.

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  51. sorry to read you're sick, rest!!

    love how you colored in the border and embellished it with those gorgeous punched scallops!

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  52. Both cards are romantic and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration

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  53. I hope you feel better soon Suzanne. And good luck with the tree picking! Ii'd love to have a real tree. What's the story with the hole drilling??
    Great cards!

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  54. For someone who is under the weather you sure make gorgeous cards! The dancing couple is beautiful and I love the simple elegance of the second one. Feel better soon!

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  55. Lovely cards, Suzanne. I'm sending you healthy thoughts and hope you get to feeling better. I hate flu of any kind.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  56. What a beautiful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  57. Gorgeous cards. Love the hot pink and black. So striking! Good luck with your trees!

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  58. Such beautiful images in these sets! I love the versatility of them and really enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects that are possible!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Super gorgeous cards Suzanne! I'm a day behind so hope you are feeling better today!

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  60. Love that bright pink. The black/pink color combo is one of my favorites!

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  61. Pink & black are so right together! Love your cards! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  62. First i would like to wish you a speedy recovery. I love the silhouette, and the shabby chic look. I too love to dance and had line dancing on my wedding night. But sadly I think we chose the wrong song to dance too - One step forward and two steps back (chosen bcoz my hubby knew all the steps)and it was two steps back all the way sadly to the divorce courts but a memorable time we had teaching our guests to line dance. A great giggle. I love your cards and your posts. They are always entertaining. Wishing you fun and success on your tree hunting this weekend

    hugs julie.

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  63. Very pretty cards, I love the color combos of both.

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  64. Love that pink and black card. Stunning. And the dancing duo is fast becoming my fav.

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  65. Bold & definately Beautiful. Wow! Luvving your creations. thx.

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

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