Friday, April 27, 2012

Seashells By the Seashore!!

Happy TGI-Friday everyone! Whooot whooot…it’s the weekend…it’s the weekend….its gonna be a rainy weekend in VA…darn it all!  Tonight Alexa is expecting 18 of her closest friends (yep girls & boys) for a birthday party outside on the patio/cabana.  We are grilling and they are hanging out there then the boys will leave at 12:30 am and the girls are camping out (if its warm enuff).  So I have a busy day tomorrow getting ready for that and finishing up all my work. And then this weekend we are going to buy Riley a new bed…at 6’3” he has SERIOUSLY outgrown his twin bed hahahaha…like the Giant in the midget’s bed.  He’s also moving down to our finished basement in the back room for his new bedroom…he’s super excited as its twice the size of his bedroom now.  So I have a busy weekend taking care of teens, cooking and moving…oh yeah the joys LOL!  But that’s ok cuz’ come Tuesday morning I am off to Vegas baby for a few days to celebrate my birthday…I cannot wait to see my friends and hang out for a bit.  I get home from Vegas and then hubby leaves for Vegas for a convention….our schedules just never match up and we’ve never been there at the same time LOL!  Oh well…but he has informed me that he is NOT to be my first call if I get in trouble…whatttttt meeee?  Nah I’m not trouble….hahahaha Winking smile  And I'm not really a gambler either but I do allow myself $50 at slots...so far I've won a few thousand $$ that way but if I lose the $50 I walk away--if I win a lot of money I also walk away...I don't like losing money.  I prefer to see the shows, lay by the pool and then go dancing...not much of a drinker either...if I have lots of Cokes I can go for hours...and hours...and hours! LOL!


Alexa had a great birthday…her words not mine LOL.  Thank you to all for her lovely birthday wishes!  She got a new iPhone as her big prezzie…she’s wanted one for years but I finally decided she was mature/responsible enough for one this year LOL. Don’t get me started on how many phones she’s ruined over the past few years…dropped in toilets…dropped on ground…etc.  So she better love this phone like its her best baby cuz if its ruined Momma is not buying her a new one.  Also with age 16 means she is now allowed to date…oyyyy..not so thrilled with that one I must say.  And the boys must meet my very strict approval rules or it’s a no-go…that’s how this momma rolls.  They aren’t scared of her dad…but they are skeered of me hahahaha…just the way I like it!!  Ok you all have a fabby weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday ok!

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I Sell Seashells by the Seashore!!


I was never real good with those tongue twister sayings LOL…my tongue surely gets twisted and I sound like a freak hahaha!  But this cutie is having a great time with seashells by the seashore…she’s a BRAND NEW Elisabeth Bell for SCACD “Peekers 3” image that are out now to purchase!  This cutie is called “Seashell Peeker” and I think she’s just darling!  This whole card was inspired by some old photographs I had from the 30’s and 40’s, shabby-chic, romantic & feminine.  The DT & Guests are having a fun Blog Hop today to showcase ALL these new images…go to the Store Blog to start at the beginning!

I'm entering this into the following fab challenges:




I used papers from Prima (gosh all their new collections are so beautiful) called “Almanac” ---this one is 15% off at SCACD (check out the Sun Kiss one too..ooohhh lovely).  I distressed and inked all my papers…my layout started as a sketch and then as usual took a life of its own hahahaha.  The scrolls were done with a Magnolia Doohickey die and bow done with Bow Easy.  The sentiment is from a PTI set.  The peach cs was embossed with a CB Jumbo Embossing folder.



She got colored with Copics:  YR02,YR00,YR000 / C9,C7,C5,C3,C1 / E11,E00,R20 / E50,E35 / BG10,BG11,W3,W1,YR00 on shell.  The seashell was colored with a few colors and then I put a healthy dose of Diamond Glaze on top and sprinkled with Glamour Dust…I freaking love that stuff!  Then her swim pants and hat accents got Stickles for sparkle.  The sand element was done with Art Institute Earth Elements Textures…they are like chunky pieces of herbs and nature & smell so good…I love using them for texture.  How do you attach them…well I use the best darn glue ever (I kid you not)…ScrapPerfect Best Glue Ever!!

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That’s all for me this week….now you need to go hop along with the DT girls to see the rest of these cuties today!!

29 comments:

  1. I think she's my fave - must have, for sure! Thanks for sharing - your card is beautiful! Glad to hear that the birthday was a success - you are a good mama!

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  2. Just lovely Suzanne! The peach and blue colors are just great and the black makes everything just pop!

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  3. This is adorable, Suzanne! Fantastic coloring and design with this cutie! Have a fabulous time in Vegas!

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  4. WOW - love the sparkle in your coloring - so striking, Suzanne! TFS! Hope you have a BLESSED day!

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  5. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  6. She is just too over the top adorable and of course your color just perfection!

    Shelby

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  7. Love it sweetie and your colouring is amazing as always. Sending big warm hugs!Anki

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  8. LOOOOVE this card - she is soooo me as a little girl. Actually I still hold shells to my ear when I'm down at our beach. Oh my word you've got a busy weekend. Hope all goes smoothly and everyone including you enjoys it. Take care xx

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  9. Glad to hear the b'day went well! Have fun at the "sleep" over tonight. You know you need your beauty sleep for Vegas - enjoy your day!

    I just love this image and ooh la la love how you colored her! All the little boys will be turning their heads lol!

    Hugs,
    Cathi

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  10. Very pretty Suzanne, love the shading in her hat and the glimmer on her suit. Have fun in Vegas!

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  11. She's ever-so-cute and colored beautifully.

    Great card and great design. I love the "pop" of the black embellishments.

    You're an incredibly brave woman for hosting all of those teenagers!!! I hope it's drama-free and lots of fun for all!

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  12. Hi sweetie is stunning love the colour choices too gorgeous work huggles Pops x x x

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  13. Stunning as always, Suzanne! Love your coloring, the shimmer and all of the layers and texture on your card!

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  14. Gorgeous card, as usual! Love the pop of the black accents!

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  15. Hi Suzanne! Gorgeous card. I love the image, she is so cute, and it is perfectly colored, LOVE the color combo. Hugs, Ivonne

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  16. OH,WOW! Absolutely fantastic! Love this adorable Elizabeth Bell image...she is a doll! And love how you've colored her...gorgeous! Love the whole color scheme, layout and scrumptious details!!!

    Hoping for good weather for Alexa's bd party and no worries for her mama.

    Have fun in Vegas. I'm with you. I limit my gambling dollars and when I win big, I quit. Love winning but hate losing mnore!

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  17. So, what have you been cutting with your Cameo???
    I just got mine a couple of days ago, and I already LOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEE it!!! Can't believe the intricate cuts it does with ease! I still love my Cricuts, too, but the Cameo is well worth the money and I love that I can just buy one cut at a time rather than a cartridge with stuff I'll never use. Now I just have to learn how to cut my digi images with it!

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  18. Awww, Suzanne . . . this image is wonderful and you've displayed it beautifully. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

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  19. Beautiful card...like the digi. Just might have to get a couple peekers!!

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  20. AWWWW this is GORGEOUS Suzanne, LOVE this and your layout is AWESOME!!!

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  21. So adorable and your card is stunning all the layers and details. love it w tfs

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  22. Hi Suzanne,
    Ohhh wow she is just so cute and sweet. The colour combo is just fantastic.

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  23. I wish pictures of me at the beach looked this cute! She's adorable and I truly enjoyed looking at all the tiniest of tiny details you've added to the scenery. A real delight. Your card is stunning.

    Thank you SO much for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our challenge.
    Best of luck to you and we hope to see you again next time too!
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  24. Suzanne this is stunning, beautiful colours. Joey x

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  25. Adorable card Suzanne! Love the shabby chic look.....enjoy Vegas!

    Thanks for sharing your project with us at Southern Girls Challenge.

    Shell~Alaska
    SGC~DT

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  26. What a beautiful layout and the black accent is fab! Adorable image, wonderfully colored too! Thanks for playing with us at Aud Sentiments!

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  27. Thanks for playing along with Paper Crafting Journey Vintage!

    Love, Laura PCJDT

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  28. This is a lovely card. Thank you for entering the Southern Girls Challenge. Hugs xxx

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

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