Friday, October 5, 2012

Catchin' a Ride on a Broomstick!

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Happy Friday to y’all!  What’s everyone up to this weekend?  We are skipping the football game tonight (its away anyhow) and having date night…which will probably mean that some teens come along with us…they can’t bearrrrr to be away from us hahahahha.  I’m thinking dinner and a movie…I kinda want to see “The Looper” but there’s not much else out there right now…plus I have issues sitting that long in the theater, I don’t do well LOL.  So we will probably just watch a movie at home…my fave Oct movie to watch is “Hocus Pocus” (its an oldie but goodie) and my kids will groan but they love it too.  Or “The Haunted Mansion” with Eddie Murphy is a fave too!  That way I can walk around, work on my laptop and have potty breaks LOL..I’m not good at just sitting and watching the movie, I get a tad antsy.  And forget those 3 hr movies…no way jose…DVD or On-Demand only Winking smile

I'm not a huge fan of fall because it means winter is around the corner and you know I HATE THE COLD ugh…BUT..I do like the pretty trees, smell of wood fires and Halloween fun!  So tomorrow we will go to the Pumpkin Patch out in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns that we visit every year.  Its supposed to be sunny and 76 so that’s excellent weather for me and we will do the hayride, drink cider, do the mazes and then pick out our pumpkies!  Sunday its supposed to rain so we’ll take Alexa out to search for her Homecoming dress.  If you’ve been with my blog the past couple of years you know how terribly PAINFUL this is for me…she’s uber picky about color, length and the material LOL and drives me NUTTERS.  I ordered her 5 dresses online as well so we will have lots of options…I just pick a bunch and order cuz if I ask her what she likes she will like NOTHING and usually if she tries it on she’ll like it.  I did this last year as well and she liked 2 out of 6 that I ordered LOL..its less painful then dragging my arse around a busy mall with a daughter who is moody & pouty..ick!  So that’s what my weekend entails…and me and Alexa will be making CakePops for a special project on Monday for my blog so check back to see that.  I finally get to use that CakePop machine I bought LOL…I love to buy machines (bread, pasta, donut, rice, etc) but terrible about using them.  So if I use it I can say “Ha” to hubby and he’ll leave me alone for a bit about my machine-addiction KWIM!

And for those that want to get into my crazy-crafty-mind just a bit (oooohhhh scary I know hahaha)…here’s a photo of my studio desk mid-project.  Now this was the result of 5 solid days and 10 projects completed…I don’t clean up much between when I’m that busy.  I’m a messy crafty..sorry if I’ve ruined any neat-freak illusions LMAO!  I have a 6 ft desk and usually work in a 12x12 area on top of my Scor-Pal…seriously its just how I roll.  I’m very neat-freakish in my house though..I hate clutter & mess…but the creative me has to have it while working in my studio.  The rest of my studio is super clean but the desk…well you can see for yourself below LOL:




NewsBitz:

-My last Copic classes of the year are the first week of Nov up in Guelph, Ontario Canada!  I’m teaching for 5 days including my Hair Class so if you are nearby or want to come…well I’d love to see you!  All details are at www.cmcroad.com

-Remember that cute Pumpkin Girl I did HERE…well those digis by Chelsea Le are now available in rubber at I Brake For Stamps AND there are some new ones that are ONLY available in rubber that are sooooo cute…click HERE!  I will have a new project with one next week so stay tuned for that!

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Where’s YOUR Broomstick?!!


Today I’m sharing a fun project with you (you can see it in process in my messy desk photo above LOL)!  This was made for the current October Magnolia-licious Challenge hosted by DT Angela Wood and she’s challenged us to create not just Halloween/Fall cards but projects as well.  I love this image of “So Spooky Tilda”…I just love her (she’s out of stock at Magnolia-licious but if you email Diana she may be getting more…she’s available in mini form here though).  Then to go along with it I’ve created fun Lollipop-Broomsticks that are so much fun to make!  You can find details on how to play along with us AND see the DT projects at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog!!  **And if you haven’t seen the new Christmas Story 2012 Collection…go HERE to see the stamps at Magnolia-licious…so CUTE!!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:



I used a few papers by MME Lost & Found Halloween 10% off HERE (love these papers so much I’ve used the whole pad yikes)—some of the orange papers are scraps!  I distressed the paper & inked it then got to work with my embellies and accents.  I always pick my papers first, then color my image and then go to work on the layout and add things and subtract things.  I might cut 4-5 diecuts but only use 2…I like to mix and match as I go!  The cool corners are SCACD Dies and that one is “Alice’s Clock Statement Corner”…its great for all sorts of things and I love the size of it!  The sentiment is from PTI along with the button & ribbon.


“So Spooky Tilda” is colored with Copics:  E44,E43,E42,E41,E40 / E11,E00,R20 / YR18,YR12,YR01 / W7,W5,W3,W1,W0 / E29,E25,E31,E50,E49.  The cobwebs were done with a Magnolia cobweb stamp…it was part of the Magnolia Club Kit a bit ago and not sure if its available as a regular stamp—I didn’t find it on the web but perhaps I missed it.  You can see in my messy desk pic that I cut it..it’s a huge stamp and I wanted it smaller so I cut it…I cut my stamps a lot to fit my needs…no biggie LOL!  I added Stickles to the cobwebs and the trim on her dress.


 


The broomstick suckers are so easy to make…I originally saw them HERE and pinned them on Pinterest so I wouldn’t forget LOL, I tend to see stuff and love it and then forget where I saw it ugh.  I didn’t have the same die she used so I improvised and I have to say I love the fun look mine have just as much.  I used my Scallop Spellbinders die and I got this kraft-colored tissue paper at Target (on clearance for .40 cents a pack)..I cut about 5 layers with the die.  I folded them in half and then in half again to mark the center…then punched a hole for the lollipop.  Then I used my MS Fringe Scissors to go around the circle and fringe up the broom.  I stuck the sucker inside, pressed the tissue down and used brown ink to make it a bit dirty/vintage.  I also cut long, thin pieces of tissue paper to wrap at the top of the broom-fringe to cover the rest of the lollipop wrapper so it doesn’t show…I attached it with Scor-Tape.  To make the lollipop sticks dark I just ran my Memento Dew Drop inkpad in Rich Cocoa along the stick till it was covered.  Then I made tags with smaller SB dies and PTI stamps…accented with Stickles & tied with twine.  Super easy & super fun to make and I think they go mahhhh-velously with the Tilda stamp!!



Ok that’s it for me this weekend!  I hope you have a fabulous-fall-good-time planned and hope you’ll come back on Monday for a super-PINK-special Blog Hop by the Magnolia-licious team ok!!

41 comments:

  1. Suzanne, lovely creation and I think those little brooms are adorable. I had to laugh looking at your work area, because it looks like mine. I work off my 12x12 Scorpal pad as well. Thanks for making me feel like less of a crazy person. ;-) ~Candy

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  2. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  3. How super sweet and I just love those broom suckers! What a great idea to send off to Nic and his suitemates in college. I wanted to send them all something fun for Halloween. I just hope he shares. Steve & I just saw Trouble with the Curve & it (to me) was worth the theater ticket cost. Have a great weekend!

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  4. what an adorable card and I love the broom too! :) Now, what's this about a cake pop machine?!?! I've never heard of this. I've been making cake pops for a while now, but if there's some machine out there to make then easier, I'm all about it!!! :)
    Hugs, Christine

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  5. Beautiful card and love the broomstick suckers. These are really cute and would make great gifts. Beautiful coloring as always. Love all your work.

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  6. You're card is really cute and Tilda is colored beautifully, Suzanne. I'm laughing about your desk.....my desk looks the same when I'm working on a project. My husband thinks I'm crazy to have a big desk and end up working in about twelve inches because I've got all kinds of things sitting on it.. It works for me!!!
    Hugs.....Pam:)

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  7. Great projects, fantastics broms
    Hugs Renate

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  8. Great card your design and coloring is GORGEOUS...as always
    Linda

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  9. Gorgeous and beautiful card. Love your work and your amazing colouring.

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  10. I love this Tilda. The colours are great. I love the background papers. My desk looks like yours. I tidy it and it last for about one hour.
    Hugs maz

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  11. I love your desk. I was feeling bad because mine is sort of that way, but you made it all better! Have a great weekend and good luck with the dresses!!

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  12. That's a really cute card. Love it!

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  13. These are so cute, Suzanne. I've been waiting to see them on your blog 'cuz I saw them on Magnolia-licious Highlites and I've been in anticipation ever since. Love, love, love that card and the sucker wraps are just adorable. What a creative idea for Halloween!
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  14. Oooooooohhhhh ... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!! She's so stinkin' cute! And I love all the papers and embellishments you've used to dress her up a bit! I think this is my favorite Halloween Tilda!

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  15. I am so glad to know that I'm not the only one who has a work table that looks like that!! Ha! Love the Tilda card.

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  16. Beautiful Hallowen card. Love your yummy broom

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  17. Great now you posted this creation on your blog so I can see it closer. Love your beautiful and awesome coloring on this card Suzanne and the broom cover the lollipop is so clever. These are looking wonderful!!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  18. Suzanne, I luv your brookstick suckers!! Brilliant. Your card is spooktacular. Perfect choice of Tilda image to go with the brooms. Awesome colouring as always. I just love everything about this card--the colour scheme, the DP's, the diecuts, the embellishments.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  19. Ha ha, love the lolli broom, do you think I can use it to clean off my desk? Happy to know I'm in great company with other creative, albeit 'messy', crafters!

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  20. Suzanne, this is a gorgeous card, Your details added so much to Tilda. I love it. I will try your witches broom, cute as ever!

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  21. Suzanne, this is a gorgeous card, Your details added so much to Tilda. I love it. I will try your witches broom, cute as ever!

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  22. Oh my, this is stunning! Love all of the webby accents... is that a clockface diecut in the upper left corner?! Brilliant! Just gorgeous, all of it. :) Thanks for playing along in our 'Glimmer & Sparkle' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

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  23. What a beautiful card with a rustic feel! Your coloring is amazing, I have to start to follow your blog for future inspiration also! :) Thanks for joining us this week at ATS & M!

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  24. This is so fabulous Suzanne, love your card with all the amazing details but those little lollipop holders are ingenious. Thank you for joining us in our Halloween challenge over at Midweek Magnolias. Good luck!
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  25. This is wonderful. I especially like the stickles on the cobwebs :) Those broomsticks are awesome! Thanks so much for playing along at ATS&M xx

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  26. What a great card Suzanne, I love every thing about it. Your Lollypop idea is Superb too, Thank you for sharing xx
    So glad you joined us at MAWTT this week.
    Hugs Mau xx
    Glad someone else has a Desk that looks like mine....lol like you everywhere else is tidy, my desk/Table is a nightmare.

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  27. Stunning card and I'm in love with the broomsticks, so clever! They are much better than the original:) Thanks for playing along this week at ATS&M
    Val x

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  28. This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  29. Your desk looks like mine. ;) I love this card and those broomsticks are adorable. Thanks for the link to the tutorial (I always appreciate that) and for joining us at Make It Monday!

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  30. A fabulous card, loving your cobwebs and of course those broomsticks are simply awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More, hope to see you again. Caz

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  31. Lovely, great idea with the lollies in the broomstick!! My desk ends up like that!! Its starts off neat, and then before long i cant even find the glue!! Lol.. Hugs, Brittany, xx
    http://www.mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. My word these are just fabulous the card is amazing and just love your colours just beautiful!!! Then these lollypop Brooms Love um such a great idea! Thanks for sharing and joining our Halloween theme over at Midweek Magnolia!! Love Chanelle xxx

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  33. Wonderful card - love everything about it! I must try those broomsticks - thanks for the instructions. Appreciate that you shared with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  34. I love it! Absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is just stunning and those broomsticks - so cool! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  35. Louise (Mamilou) (Ontario)October 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    She is adorable! and those broomsticks! WOW. Super cute great projects.

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  36. Oh this card is brilliant and I love the broomsticks too. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

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  37. Oh this card is sooooooooo darn gorgeous love the image the papers........the everything. Those brooms are awesome, may have to give them a try ;0)

    Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolia's, hope you will join us again.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  38. I hope your fall activities were fun Suzanne. Good to see that your desk is as messy as mine!! Love your card!!

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  39. What an amazing card! I love your colouring on this sweet image, and all the glitter and embellishments!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  40. This is a gorgeous card Suzanne. Love the colors and all the extra details and designs.. the Tilda is colored so beautifully and love your extra brooms, so sweet!! A great card.
    Hugs, Jean

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

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