Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Short Story!!

Happy Wednesday my friends!  Whooo-hooooo..........those are the sounds of a very tired girl!  As you are reading this I hope to be making my way back across the country home to Virgina with my pal Marti.  I am typing this at 2 am so if it doesn't make a whole lotta sense...well I apologize but I'm pretty darn tired at this point!!  I think I MIGHT have gotten a total of 15 hours of sleep since I got to California last Thursday, and that is NO lie.  One meal a day, no sleep and lots of walking, standing, working & smiling can do a body IN! LOL!  I'm hoping to sleep the whole plane ride because as soon as I get home I know the laundry will be staring at me, the teens will be fighting with each other to talk to me & tell me the stories of while I was gone, and the animals will alternately love on me and then go pout for awhile...ahhhh home sweet home.  Both of my kids are sick and hubby still has bronchitis so I'm so hopeful to not pick up their germies but I have YET to come back from Winter CHA and not get sick...ugh!  BUT I do plan on being in bed by 9:30 tonight....yeah that's WAY early for this girl but I'm sure I will pass out & I soooo look forward to climbing in my bed with my blankies & fave pillow :)

And YES, YES I have a ton of stories and pictures to share of CHA!  For those of us that have been going to CHA for a lonnnnnnng time (we call ourselves dinosaurs lol) its always a ton of fun to see each other again, hang out & laugh and carry the "looks" on our faces of pain/exhaustion LOL!  Each day is spent on the floor from early morning to 6 each night, for me that included working and then fitting in about 22 meetings with companies/stores in hour long spans.  Then you rush back to hotel to freshen up (or try to in my case cuz by day 2 there's not much hope left lol) and then out to dinner #1, then dinner #2 and possibly drinks with another group of friends so that you fall into bed around 1:30 - 2 am and get back up to do it again at 7 am.  And I'm a VERY light sleeper and I had two roommates that SNORED (god love them it was like a symphony in my room) so yeah not much sleep for me.  I love 'em but next time I'm thinking I'm just gonna have to have my own room KWIM....I've traveled too much the past 2 years and I am getting too DARN OLD to not have sleep...this body is starting to break down LOL!

Thanks to ALL the wonderful ladies (and a few gents too) that came by to see me, caught me in between meetings or tracked me down on the floor while I was there.  Its always so much fun to meet everyone, put faces to names and spend a bit of time with you all.  I always appreciate the kindness & support that is shown to me and it never fails to amaze me that anyone would even recognize me let alone want to meet me...so thank you for that!  And to ALL MY FABULOUS friends that I see each CHA...as always it was a total blast and I enjoyed every minute with you all...and remember WHAT HAPPENS AT CHA....STAYS AT CHA....LMBO!!!

So I will post again with some stories, pictures and new release from SCACD on Friday so stay tuned for that ok!! 

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Gina K Release Day!!



Today is another release day for Gina K Designs and as always there are some fabulous stamp sets to be seen!  I'm showing two today and both are more 4x4 style notecards that can be done fairly quickly if you want to make multiples.  This first one has images from the new set "Stately Flowers 3" by Melanie Muenchinger and I chose to use the beautiful Magnolia image.  I love magnolia flowers, always so elegant and beautiful and so representative of the Southern states.  I kep the colors to fresh green and whites to really make the image pop and for a bit of "early spring".  I used a CB embossing folder on the green cs and the mat is a Spellbinders die that I really love.



I colored the flowers with Copics using my W grays and then YG67,YG03 & G20--then cut them out & popped them with dimensionals.  And I adore the sentiments in this set but especially this one...its something I try to remember each day and in all of my travels.  I'm a firm believer in what you put out there comes back to you ten-fold so I try to put goodness, kindness and love out there as much as I can and when I can....something I've tried to teach my kids as they grow too.



My last card today is done similarly to the first one but uses the set "Menhdi Wishes".  I chose the fish image and stamped it in blue Memento ink, colored some parts with R24,R22,R20 and then stickled the entire image for sparkle.  The navy cs was embossed and then I added a few oyster pearls to the corner for decoration.

Ok that's it for me today but I hope you will hop on thru all the designers blogs below, leaving comments along the way so you can have a chance to win a Grab Bag of stamps from Gina K too!  Have a fabulous day everyone!



100 comments:

  1. Those tiny magnolias are the sweetest like a little swag, love this super green card!

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  2. Th green card is awesome! Love the flower!

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  3. Love that you used green - fabulous~

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  4. Gorgeous cards, Suzanne! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your CHA experiences. Hope you don't get the crud. I've been suffering for over a week now. Time to see the doc. I'm tired of it!

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  5. Beautiful cards. I love that magnolia.

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  6. Beautiful cards Suzanne..Love the green and white one, those flowers are gorgeous

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  7. Can't wait to hear about your exploits while at CHA (hilarious, I'm sure if some of the stories of your past trips are any indication.) Both of these cards are outstanding.

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  8. Amazing to see how different one stamp can look just set off by different DP styles and colors.

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  9. Both cards are great but the green one just WOWs me! TFS!

    Hope you don't get sick.

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  10. love the way that you did this floral card. Beautiful

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  11. Great job on these - especially love the green card!

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  12. Wow...wish I could be as talented as you when I'm awake! LOL. Love your cards!

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  13. love your cards. the magnolia looks so - Irish. The Mehndi one looks like a great "guy" card. Thanks

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  14. You are all doing such a good job with the Mehndi Stamp set. Thank you

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  15. Beautiful cards....what wonderfulk vibrant colors you chose....I loved them...thanks for sharing...

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  16. Great cards.. lovin the oh so pretty and springy green and white!!! :)

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  17. Love the colors you used in your cards!! They are both terrific!

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  18. Wow! I am just floored by your Magnolia card! Green is my favorite color and I find this to be the BOMB! Love your Mehndi card too! You are the first that I have seen to use the fish! The colors you chose are patriotic, which makes it even better! :)) Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoyed CHA (drool!). Hugs Lori R.

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  19. That green card is the bomb! I love both projects - thank you for the inspiration!

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  20. Love the way you did the magnolia card! Hope you stay well after all the fun you have had a CHA!!!

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  21. great cards Suzanne- hope you enjoyed the show!

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  22. Nice green card you've made here!

    Smiles from Sandra :)

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  23. Such pretty cards, love the green and white color combination in the first card.

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  24. Both cards are very pretty but I really love the green in the Stately Flowers card.

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  25. Th green card is fab! Love the flower and green color!

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  26. Love both your cards and especially the green on the magnolias. Your blog sounds hilarious!

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  27. Wow how Beautiful your Cards are. the colors are great love the way you colored in your Flowers and the shading is perfect. love love the way you have embossed. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  28. Love the vibrant colors you used. It shows how versatile these stamps can really be. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Both cards are awesome.....my fav is the green. I absolutely love the color!

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  30. That green just pops! So totally unexpected!
    And the fish card is so pretty - great colors.

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  31. Love that you used the small magnolias and I really love the green, how refreshing.

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  32. Stunning cards, love the green with the magnolias :-)

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  33. I absolutely love your cards, especially the one with the fish. It actually looks like it's in water. Wow!

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  34. Love the bright colors on these cards. Nicely done.

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  35. NOW I like green!!! These cards are gorgeous!!

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  36. NOW I like green!!! Simply amazing!!

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  37. Suzanne, so sorry for the double post :( forgive me please!

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  38. Love your cards. I love the beautiful bright greean. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  39. Such simple and sweet cards! Love the colors you chose here!

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  40. Oh so pretty - loved reading your 2 am post! I have had snoring travel companions too - so I do KWYM! Hope you are catching up on your rest.

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  41. Really like the green and white card. The flowers are gorgeous.

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  42. Your cards are gorgeous. I love how masculine you made the Mehndi Wishes card. I would have struggled trying to make that suitable for either a man or woman. Thank you.

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  43. Beautiful cards Suzanne...be sure and get lots of rest!! CHA is taxing!!!!

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  44. Gorgeous green and white card with the beautiful magnolias. Very spring-y indeed!

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  45. Gorgeous green and white card with the beautiful magnolias. Very spring-y indeed!

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  46. Suzanne - I can just stare at your coloring all day LOL, really! I watch you on YouTube and appreciate your tutorials. The green DOES pop and the Mehndi bird rocks - thanks for always be so generous in teaching!

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  47. EEk..where did my comment go. Well, I <3 your tutorials on YouTube! The green card does pop and the Mehndi bird is rockin'! Thanks again Suzanne!

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  48. Great job on your cards love that green...

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  49. LOVE those pure, clear colors. They make your cards just POP! And the way you colored the magnolias gives me an entirely different impression of them from all the other ways I've seen them. Astounding work! Thanks!

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  50. I love your green & white magnolia card & the red & blue fish is very cool!

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  51. I love your green & white magnolia card & the red & blue fish is very cool!

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  52. Beautiful cards! Love the magnolia one it just pops with that green background!

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  53. Your green and magnolia card really POPS!

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  54. Both cards are just delightful, but that magnolia one done in the green tones is gorgeous.

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  55. Such a beautiful floral image; and that green really makes the card pop. Love it! And red, white, blue cards always catch my eye as I make cards for the military. Nicely done.

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  56. Great cards! Love the Magnolia blossom card with the lime green color and Spellbinders die cut around it. I do look forward to hearing about all your adventures in CA.

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  57. Wow-zer, do I love the colors on your card masterpieces, Suzanne. Wonderful wonderful...now get some sleep.

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  58. Bright and perky... very nice!!! thanks

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  59. The colors you chose for both cards really bring the images to like. So very pretty

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  60. Beautiful cards; especially love the magnolia one. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. I absolutely love your flower card! The fish card is very nice, too. I love the colors that just jump out at you. Here's hoping you don't get sick, so get lots of rest!

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  62. What beautiful cards as usual. Looking forward to your blogs about CHA. Rest and Relax if possible.

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  63. I love the straightforward design of these cards. They are truly beautiful!

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  64. A striking green card! Both are lovely.

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  65. You are right - the green made the flowers "pop". And a nice "pop" it is :))))) Very, very pretty.
    Jean McGee

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  66. Gorgeous cards. The monochromatic green cards is stunning.

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  67. Very pretty flower card, love the bright green.

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  68. These are gorgeous Suzanne! Love the shades of green, and the beautifully framed Mehndi fish! Hope you are able to catch up on some much needed rest!

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  69. I love both of these cards but the magnolia with that green and white is a real knockout! TFS

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  70. Wow and double Wow...love the colour combos!!!!!!!

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  71. Love the bright green magnolia card.

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  72. Beautiful cards! Absolutely love the green! Really pops.

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  73. Um, hello! Wow!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
    Jennifer

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  74. Suzzane, I just love how you did your first card, that green if so so pretty and it just makes the whole card so darn pretty!! Love it, seems to glow.
    And the second card with the fish is also so pretty, love how you used that stamp here.
    Thanks
    For sharing
    hugs
    Donna

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  75. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  76. Great cards love the green thanks so much for sharing

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  77. How eye catching your Magnolia card is using that green....Awesome!

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  78. I love the simpelness of both cards. I love the freen colour you used!!!

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  79. Glad to hear you are home safe and sound!!

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  80. Love that green card with the magnolias, wonderful color! The mendhi card is nice too, I like that you used red white and blue and it's not a patriotic card!

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  81. Beautiful cards, Suzanne. I especially love your flowers and simply using white and your wonderful greens. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  82. Suzanne... Gasp!! wow I love these. Nice work. I love your tutorials too....

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  83. Both those cards are so BEAUTIFUL! TFS

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  84. I love love love the green and whites of the magnolia. What a striking card. The mehndi design in reds and blues is very well done and also striking in it's simple design.

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  85. Pretty cards! I like the bright colors!

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  86. WOW!! That Magnolia card is a vision in green Suzanne! I would never think of them as having a green hue, but they look absolutely outstanding! I couldn't imagine a prettier layout and that touch of sparkle is the perfect.

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  87. Great projects Suzanne! I wish I could have come to CHA to meet you!

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

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