Monday, April 16, 2012

Make a Wish!

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you had an awesome weekend!  The weather has been beautiful and we spent most of it outside..to the detriment of our allergies LOL but whatever.  I prefer fresh air than to be cooped up in the house & yep I got all my windows open too…I’ll vacuum every day but I prefer fresh air to A/C any day!  I will keep them open till its sweaty hot and then hubby forces me to turn it on…all my neighbors have turned their A/C on already…CRAZY I tell ya!  So we just did outside chores and we have a bunch more to do…we have some trees coming in to be planted in a few weeks…some more annual plants to put in and a few pickets on our fence to fix and then we will be finished…I think…hahahhahaha!  (hubby is cringing cuz’ he knows I’m never really “done”)

Alexa and I leave on Thursday morning for Cali…we gotta be at the airport at 4 am…she’s already groaning about that LOL..but I’m an early morning flyer so she will have to get with the program.  And I warned her that she better not cause me ANY issues traveling…lord knows I have enough issues of my own when I travel (LOL) I don’t need ANY extra ones.  But I’m sure something will happen..and yep I will be reporting in hahaha.  And you can always follow me on FB and Twitter cuz I regularly put stuff up on there…much to Alexa’s detriment!!  But we’ll have fun I know, looking forward to it.  And if you are near San Jose---you can come take a class with me on Saturday…just email me if you are interested..I’d love to see ya!  I know there is a Psycho Donut place in San Jose and I mean to get myself there cuz you know how I love my donies.  And I’ll be having dinner with my friend Irina Blount (of La La Land Stamps) too which I’m looking forward to.

Ok so I told y’all I ordered myself a Silhouette Cameo Machine…yeppers I did…crafty peer pressure is rough I tell ya!  Everyone raving about them for the past year…made me go and research and purchase one.  Well it arrived on Friday & I resisted opening it cuz’ I knew I had a ton of work to do.  BUT today I will be PLAYING with it so who knows what I may or many NOT be able to create hahaha!  For those that asked what classes I signed up for…I signed up for (2) a Beg and an Advanced Silhouette Class at Jessica Sprague’s online classroom…so I will actually learn how to use the machine & all its capabilities (no puttin’ it in closet to gather dust like my Cricut..darn that beast…LOL).  So we shall see….if you buy one or own one…let me know…tell me what you love the best or love to do…or mistakes you made that I should not hahahaha!  I’d love to hear!

NewsBitz:

-New Copic Class registrations are up for my CMC Classes on the Road--- Connecticut (June) and 2 spots in Ontario (August & then Nov) are now up at www.cmcroad.com.  I’d love to see you…and I’ve added a new “Hair Only” class to the line-up which is a 3 hour fun class on all styles of hair (esp hard ones) and hair colors!

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Make a Wish!!


Today the Magnolia-licious has a fun Blog Hop for you called “Lots of Luscious Lace”…that’s right…lots of fun lace accents on our Magnolia projects.  Either fabric lace, paper lace, handmade lace accents and more to create super feminine & girly projects!  So you can find all the details on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog and hope you will stop by and join in the fun with us!  I went with girly, frilly pink Disney Princess style of a birthday cardSmile

I'm entering this into the following fab challenges:


 


I’m gonna tell a secret…shhhh…I’m not a big fan of lace…GASP..I know.  I don’t like to wear lace as its too itchy and sometimes I think it’s a bit too frou-frou for me so I don’t use it much even though I have a basket full of different kinds…cuz’ hey you never know when you might need it right…good thing I did!  But I do like girly stuff so this wasn’t too big a stretch for me.  I used a few cute new stamps from Magnolia-licious from the “Princes & Princesses Collection”…this is Tilda Catching Stars and in the background is Princess Castle.  I used lace that I lightly airbrushed pale pink and added a strip of 1/4” Scor-Tape to the top and then gathered it to make frilly corner accents to my image (I’m not a sew-er so Scor-Tape always stands in nicely & quickly).  I also made some paper lace using a Jumbo MS border punch and aged it a bit with some ink.  The papers are all by Magnolia in the new 6x6 packs here…so cute cuz they match this collection of images too.  Then I added some rhinestones, flowers and sparkle to the project.  I distressed all my papers and inked them for a bit of vintage, shabby-chic feel too.  The “Make a Wish” was done on my Slice again and then stickled up all sparkly and pretty…I’m getting a lot of use out that Slice now..I’m so proud of myself LOL!


Isn’t Tilda Catching Stars adorable? I just love her!  When you stamp her she has stars next to her hand….but since I cut her out I did something different.  I cut the stars out (yep those teeny-tiny things lol) and then I took a transparency sheet and cut 3 strips…added a star to each strip and then pasted the ends of the strips on the underside of her hand and added Stickles.  So they have a bit of magical dimension to them!  I stamped the Princess Castle in pale pink and added stardust Stickles to it in a few places…I didn’t want it to take away from the main image so I didn’t color it at all.  Tilda was colored with Copics: RV11,RV10,RV000/ E11,E00,R20 / YR24,Y21,E50.  Suzanne Tip: to create the ripped up look on my image…I first cut the castle image out (stamped on Cryogen) and pasted it on my pink sparkle cardstock.  I let it dry for about 10 mins (I use a wet glue..3M Scotch Quick Dry adhesive cuz its always been my fave)…then I ripped up the edges…it rips up very thinly and rolls…giving it that delicately torn & rolled, scroll look.  Just in case you wanted to try it LOL..that’s how I do it. (then I ink all the edges with my Ranger Inkssentials Blending Tool..a must have tool for me)





That’s it for me today…thanks for stopping by & hope you enjoyed it! 
Now you need to hop on over to my friend Janiel’s Beautiful Blog and see what she’s created!  
Have fun!

53 comments:

  1. This is lovely. I hope you have a nice trip in Cali. Congrats on your new toy.
    hugs

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  2. Beautiful! Love the pink and white! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  3. Absolutely stunning, love the beautiful colours !!

    hugs Astrid

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  4. She is gorgeous, Suzanne!! Love the pink dress!! And, I always love how you color blond hair!!
    A super inspirational piece!!
    Have a great day!!
    Cheryl

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  5. How beautiful is this just adorable and love the idea with the stars looks so magical! Chanelle xxx

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  6. Absolutely fabulous!!! Love the softness of the pink and how the castle is added to the background, it really brings the focus on Tilda
    Louise

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  7. She is FANTASTIC and your colouring is out of this world!!! Thanks for the tip about the scroll effect. I love that you didn't colour the castle and also the stars on transparency. Hugs, Brigitte

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! : )

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  9. So pretty and girlie, I think I need to go order that paper, love this!

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  10. It's magical!!! Gorgeous, as usual, Suzanne! You are amazing!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  11. It's magical!!! Gorgeous, as usual, Suzanne! You are amazing!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for all the great tips throughout. Hope you will be coming back to NC this year. Would love to take your class again.

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  13. Stunning creation Suzanne, I love the soft colours and the fab design, especially the torn and rolled edges, and Tilda looks adorable!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  14. What a wonderful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  15. I love it, and I do agree with Louise. I love how the focus stays on Tilda.. Love, Love, Love it!

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  16. This is so soft and pretty Suzanne! Love the Shabby Chic look.
    ~ rubber hugz ~
    Madge

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  17. This is just beautiful Suzanne, I love the pretty pink and all the lovely details, Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
    Hugs Julie P

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  18. Such a soft scattering of colours. Love the way you have posed the image too. Thanks for entering this in the Lets Ink It Up Challenge for the month!It really suits the challenge.

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  19. I am just loving the soft, pink colors...beautiful card!!

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  20. she's adorable and your card is beautiful! thank you for playing along with our oh so cute theme this month at penny black and more.
    linda

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  21. Suzanne I love how you write your posts :) they do make me smile, I read often but comment not as much as I should! This is a gorgeous card, love the softness of the pink and how you mounted the stars up. Joey xx

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  22. Beautiful castle background with all the blings Suzanne. Love the pretty pinksh coloring. The lace on the corners are such a gorgeous touch :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  23. Awwwww! Suzanne this is SO adorable! Love how you did the castle. The touches of lace here and there are wonderfully girly and so sweet! Your coloring is amazing - as it always is!!!! Hugs...Barb <><

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  24. Love this girly card!
    I just ordered a Cameo, but it won't ship out until sometime this week. Got a great deal at Oh My Crafts ~ they had a coupon code for 25% off, so it was a bargain!!! I purchased two $25 gift cards for the Silhouette store, two extra blades, and two extra mats, and it was still about the same price as the Cameo without a discount! I love bargains!
    Have a great trip to California!

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  25. What a darling card, Suzanne, so adorable!!

    Glad you had a good trip, now enjoy the next one!!!

    Congrats on your new machine, hope you enjoy it. It's always fun getting a new crafting tool, isn't it???

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  26. Such a pretty card Suzanne and beautiful soft colour palette.

    Thanks so much for joining our Oh so Cute theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prize draws.

    B x

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  27. Beautiful... Love the way you turned down the edge of the paper and the corner lace accents..

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  28. Beautiful... Love the way you turned down the edge of the paper and the corner lace accents..

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  29. Beautiful!!!! I love all of the attention to detail! You did an amazing job!!!! :) Thanks for sharing it with us at SSDS this week; please join again!!!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

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  30. Love your card, susanne! so soft and sweet! The coloring is amazing, as always. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Elizabeth xx

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  31. such beautiful coloring and punching for our challenge this week!

    Thank you for joining us this week at SCH! We loved having you!

    Holly SCH DT

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  32. As always Suzanne, a stunning creation. Beautiful papers, colour choice and embellies, not to mention the distressing. Thanks for taking part in our challenge for April, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

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  33. Great card, as always! You made me feel better by confessing that you don't really like lace! I don't either and I thought Ii might be the only female around who doesn't like it. We were in Belgium recently and everywhere you look there are lace stores, and I have to admit that I was not interested in any of it despite the fact that some of it is very intricate! Just isn't my thing! Have a great trip to Cali! Can't wait to read your trip stories!

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  34. This is so lovely and gorgeous ! Love it !!! Thanks for sharing it on LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

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  35. Just magical! I'll have to lift that backgroundstamping idea of the castle! Love, love, love the whole card!
    Best wishes from Lisbeth

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  36. Gorgeous card! The pink & white are beautifully done.

    Karen

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  37. Safe travels to you and Alexa Suzanne. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures! Enjoy your new toy.
    Such a pretty card

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  38. A wonderfull card, looks great... very lovely!

    LG
    Michaela

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  39. This is such a lovely card! I love it. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday this week. I hope to see you soon again.
    Hugs, Heleen

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  40. Stunning card. Great colouring work. Love the colour choice. Thank you for joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

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  41. Adorable card....funny about the lace...I only use it on cards...never wear it either
    Have a great trip...looking forward to hearing about the cameo...see ya in Baltimore
    Hugs
    Linda

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  42. Superb card and a great blog hop!
    Teresa xx

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  43. Wow stunning card!!!! Love the soft pink color!!!!!This is just fabulous work!!!!! Wow!!!

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  44. Such beautiful card, so delicate and cute. Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  45. Great card and beautiful colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More. Clare x

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  46. A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  47. Gorgeous card! I love the subtleness of the castle in the background with just the right amount of sparkle and rolled edges on the paper. Tilda looks stunning!

    Hugs, Dawn

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  48. This is so lovely, I love your sweet colors and your lace! Hugs Aartje

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  49. Such a beautiful girlie card, thank you for sharing.
    hugs Dorte

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  50. Wonderful card! I love the soft color combo and great papers you used! Your coloring is outstanding!

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  51. Hi Wow such a pretty creation !! Love how you have done the castle in the backgrouns and the sentiment !! She is so beautifully coloured ! Love it all ;0)

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

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