Thursday, December 15, 2011

Silver Bells!!

Happy Thursday everyone!  How’s your holiday preps coming along!  I’m hoping to get some more of my prep done today and then be 100% finished by Sunday evening I’m hoping (shhhh let me live in my happy delusion ok).  I am choosing my holiday recipes with Alexa solely off the Pinterest site—I kid you not that site has the yummiest recipes.  WARNING—do not go looking at that site when you are hungry trust me on this.  You will be left drooling with yummies floating around in your head Winking smile YES the holiday season is all about the tummy yummies of course….its not a great holiday if you aren’t groaning with happiness after each meal and then SQUISHIING into your pants the next day right?  Ahhhh the joys of fudge, eggnog and ham and fudge and turkey and fudge….yeah you get where I’m going with that LOL!  So enjoy—it only comes once a year so you gotta live it up!!!!

And this morning we are off to the orthodontist with Alexa—yeah she’s super thrilled about that—uh huh….NOT!  But she has to have them for at least 7-9 mos to straighten up those top teeth so she’ll have them off by her junior year of high school.  Let me tell you this is a hot topic of tension in the Dean household, yes it is…she is not a happy girl about it but oh well.  Gotta do what we gotta do and sometimes life isn’t always what its cracked up to be and isn’t always fun!  Santa is bringin’ Alexa a brand new set of braces this holiday season LOL (hahaha yeah she won’t find that very funny)!

Ok so I’ll keep it short for ya today since we all have lots of holiday stuffs to do hee hee!  I will be back tomorrow with a long BUT fun post for y’all so please stop on back by!

NewsBitz:

-Remember all classes over at the CMC Classroom are on a Holiday Special Sale right now so hop on by!

-If you are in California or will be for CHA this January I’m teaching my Copic classes on Jan.28th and all details are at www.cmcroad.com – I’d love to see you there!

-My super Holiday Extravaganza CMC Challenge is going thru Jan.5th with fabulous prizes…including a NEW Cricut Mini machine, a Kindle and other sweet goodies!  So hop on over---there are LOTS of ways to enter and donate to a great charity too!

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Silver Bells….well how ‘bout Silver Accents!! LOL!


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Today the Gina K DT has a fun blog hop planned for you using a new Stamp Kit called “Nature’s Greetings” (you get the stamp set, papers, ribbons & brads & DVD when you purchase).  If you have been hopping you came from sweet Michelle’s awesome blog, so make sure to continue on your hop below! I also have some yummy blog candy to give to one lucky commenter—so leave a comment on this post by Sunday, Dec. 18th!!

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I decided to keep my colors to silver, black & whites.  I used two stamps from the set to create a fun background paper in black and silver inks.  Then if you look closely there are crystal polka-dots on the paper too---I made those by dotting on Stickles (in stardust). I put the tip of my Stickles down on the paper each time to create a perfect uniform size polka-dot throughout the paper.  The silver cs from PTI was embossed and then I added a border made with a MS border punch.  The main image was embossed---for a fun look I stamped the butterfly from the set in silver metallic ink and then embossed over it with white EP.  So the silver shows thru the white just a bit.  Then I used a Spellbinders Nestie to cut it out and dotted along the nestie shape (with the cs still in the die) with my silver Sharpie pen.

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So that’s all for me today BUT REMEMBER if you leave a comment on my blog post (by Dec 18th) you will be entered to win a NEW Gina K “Make a State-ment” stamp set! Now that’s some calorie free holiday goodnessSmile

Ok so now you need to hop on over to




66 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so gorgeous! Love the silver/black/white. So elegant!

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  2. Wow, stunning card! Love that the butterfly is the focal point and the silver is beautiful. Hugs, Hanneke

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  3. Sweet, clean and elegant , as always.

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  4. Your color choices are beautiful. Great job!

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  5. Beautiful silver card!! Love it!

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  6. Gorgeous card - love the background you created and that bit of silver is the perfect touch!!!

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  7. Beautiful! The silver and black used on your card is striking together. Nice job!

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  8. I really like the way you did the butterfly. And the dots around the Nestie were a great idea. Fantastic job...

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  9. Love what you did with the butterfly... and those dots around the Nestie shape are a great idea. Fantastic work...

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  10. Suzanne another lovely butterfly card. Sandy

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  11. Oh my Gosh! I love love love this card. I am so inspired right now, I think....Oooh imagine iced blue and black? Thanks for the morning creativity rush!

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  12. This the most beautiful card ever---of course, you used my favorite colors!! Thanks for sharing ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Love the colors of silver, black & white together for your beautiful butterfly card. Really like the look of the embossed background and the metallic look of the butterfly.

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  14. It's very beautiful! I like black&white theme.

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  15. Suzanne, as always, this is a beautiful card. Love the colors, so beautiful together and such a beautiful butterfly to finish the card.

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  16. This is a very lovely card! Love the layering.

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  17. This is a very lovely card! Love the layering on it.

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  18. Not a surprise that you have once again come up with a BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE your work!

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  19. Not a surprise that you have once again come up with a BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE your work!

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  20. What a brilliant tip. It never occurred to me to mark a die cut BEFORE I removed the die, but it makes so much sense. Thanks! Also love the way you stamped the butterfly on black. No need to color it that way. I gotta remember that!

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  21. Absolutely stunning, Suzanne! Love the colors! :D

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  22. Dear Suzanne,
    You surely outdid yourself - look at all the techniques you put into this piece of art. I especially love the subtle sparkle polka dots you 'handmade' with the Stickles! And embossing the butterfly - looks metallic! As well as the silver Sharpie - all of it comes together so well! Super job!

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  23. Wow beautiful card...I have a real fondness of butterflies! Would love to win anything by Gina K.!
    Merry Christmas!

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  24. Totally fabulous color combo! Rich and elegant~

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  25. Silver, black & white make an amazing combination for a holiday card. Awesome!

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  26. Wow. I can't get over how gorgeous that card is. One of the things I love best about seeing your samples is all the attention to details. I want to go to my craft room right now and try the silver ink with white embossing. That looks awesome.

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  27. Ohhh, the silver is absolutely fabulous.

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  28. Gorgeous card. The colors just pop. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  29. Such a stunning card! Love that butterfly!!

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  30. I love the subtle elegance of this card. Love your art.

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  31. Oh, the epitome of elegance! Love this card!!

    I don't blame Alexa for not wanting braces. But it will make her happier in the long run. (Yeah, try telling that to a teenager, huh?) :^)

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  32. Elegant. I love silver and black.

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  33. These colors are amazing with the butterfly design!

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  34. Love the silver! Your colors are so perfect together.

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  35. Oh, my goodness! What a stunning card; I love the colors, the simplicity of the butterfly and the silver pen markings around the nestie....

    Thank YOU!

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  36. This is a beautiful card, and all the yummy details makes it perfect. Lovely!!!!!

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  37. Gorgeous choice using the Silver/Black/white.... Love your card! Merry Christmas!
    xoxo
    Peggy

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  38. I love this. It is very elegant. I love the silver and black together. I love how you embossed the silver in the middle and then used the MS punch. Great job as always........

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  39. Love that black white, and silver combo. The butterfly is gorgeous!

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  40. Stunning design Suzanne, love the patterned paper you created and the butterfly is gorgeous!

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  41. Love your card, Suzanne!!! I especially like your choice of colors and the design of the card. This kit is so cool and do I ever love Make a State-ment - it's on my wish list and I look forward to the rest of the sets. Thanks a bunch for offering this calorie-free candy!!! Big hugs, Sharon :o)

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  42. Love the black and silver. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  43. Love the frosted look of that card!

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  44. so happy you all did this blog hop - I love this stamp set and the dvd is so great. your card is so beautiful I can't wait to try it out

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  45. Beautiful card!!!! Love the silver and black!!!! Gorgeous Butterfly!

    Nope...Alexa will NOT find braces from Santa very funny!! Both my children are in them.

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  46. beautiful card Suzanne, didn't know about recipes on Pinterest, will have to have a nosey
    Merry Christmas to you and your family x

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  47. Gorgeous card Suzanne! Love the colour scheme. And thanks for the Spellbinders tip!
    Merry Christmas!
    Sarah
    xx

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  48. Wow, what a stunning card ... and fabulous butterfly!

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  49. Stunning card! Let Alexa know she is getting of easy. My DD is getting her wisdom teeth removed for Christmas.

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  50. What a beautiful mix of the black, white and silver.

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  51. This is one beautiful crd Suzanne! Glad you are getting all your holiday stuff done! :D
    Don't forget to check out my blog tomorrow for some love!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  52. This card is fabulous. Love the colors, details, etc. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I love your paper combinations, and details. Very pretty!

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  54. So beautiful and elegant! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  55. Very striking in black, silver and white!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  56. You are just so darn creative, Suzanne!!! Your ideas are so simple, yet so elegant!! Love this card........

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  57. You always make the most gorgeous cards. Love all your travels and fun stories you always have for us Suzanne. You are so fun and to read your blog makes me feel like your an old friend. Emphasis on the friend part not the Old part. Tee hee. Thanks for always cheering me up and making me laugh. Love all you do. You definitely have been blessed with so many talents, wonderful home and a beautiful family. thanks for a chance at the drawing. Merry Christmas to all of yours....yes the kitties too!

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

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