Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sea You Later!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope you had a lovely weekend!  I must say I'm SUPER EXCITED this week because its in the mid-70's and 80's all week...WAHOOOO about darn time I say!  So I tried to get a bunch of work & cleaning done yesterday so I can sit out in the sun a bit and work in the garden...this gal needs some SUN-time!  Hubby leaves on Wed for work travel and then he's in Augusta, GA for the Masters (that's golf...hohum boring to me lol) so he can hobknob with Tiger Woods I guess LOL!  Funny thing is, it will be warmer here than in GA while he's there...heehee.  We also got to eat outside on the patio last night for the first time in 2013...I love, love eating outside and we try to do it as much as possible when the weather is nice.  Plan on eating out there tonight too!

We had a crazy Sunday...we were at the Orioles game in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon and it was beautiful weather and fun even if we lost (boohoo).  Then we stopped by a local crab-place in Baltimore to pick up CrabFest-NFL Draft tix for the 25th...its Alexa's 17th birthday on the 25th and she wanted to spend it at Jimmy's Seafood watching the NFL Draft.  Why you ask???  Well she's obsessed with sports like the rest of us AND some of the Ravens football players are hosting the event AND we get to eat crabs and that's what she wanted....'nuff said? LOL!  Then we hauled arse down to DC to catch the Washington Capitals hockey game Sunday evening...we have front row seats along the glass so good seats AND I get to yell loudly.  I'm a loud fan...I'm a passionate fan...and I don't give 2 poo-poos who is there, if I gotta yell I gotta yell LOL.  I yelled at the refs that night for a HORRIBLE call and got us on TV...not once but a few times AND a highfive from one of the players thru the glass hee hee.  Hubby just sits to the side and claps cuz' he says I handle all the trash-talkin' and yelling for him ;)  So we didn't get home until 12:30 am so I must say I'm still a bit drowsy from all that craziness.  Never a dull moment here I tell ya.....

Pics from the weekend:

Starting April 26th thru April 29th the CMC Classroom 
will be celebrating it's 3rd Birthday!  
So all are welcome to come on over and join us in the fun festivities!  We will have lots of fun games & challenges along with some AMAZING prizes that you can win!!  
Go HERE and join our Birthday Group to stay in the "know" :)


Sea You Later!

This is my project for today's
Its all about "Buttons, Bows & Beads...or All Three"!  I used 2 outta 3...I did a bow of sorts (mine is a frayed one) and beads (aka pearls) on mine!  I used "Dangling Sea Tilda" from the 2010 Bon Voyage Collection (seen here)...I had never used this cutie before but I had used the one with Edwin.  The Bon Voyage Collection remains one of my all time favorite from Magnolia.  You can hop over to the Challenge Blog Here and see the DT gals fabulous projects and join in on the fun too!

I'm entering this into the following fab challenges: 


I kept the style a bit shabby-chic and antiquated...love that look!  The papers are by Prima called "Printerly"...loved the mix of aqua, cream and blacks in this pack of pretty papers.  The tag with the frayed bow in the back is from 7 Gypsies that I inked a bit.  All the papers got inked with Distress Ink in Old Paper.  The fun clock cut-out is an SCACD die called "Classic Timepiece" and the sentiment is by Magnolia as well.  The ribbon is some tea-stained ribbon I got a bit ago on Etsy...love the crumpled, vintage look of it.  The black photo-corners were done with a Spellbinders oval tag die I had...I diecut it out of black cs and then cut it in half and glued it to my paper.  Then I added my "beads" ala champagne colored pearls to the inside....I love to use my dies in many different ways like this.  The aqua mat behind the main image was die cut and then embossed with a ledger-embossing folder and inked.

"Dangling Sea Tilda" was colored with Copics:  BG75,BG72,BG11,BG10 / E11,E00,R20 / W9,W7,W5,W3,W1 / E43,E42,E40 / E47,E31,E50.  I added some Stickles to her shirt and shoes and then Diamond Glaze to the anchor and hat band for shine.  I also inked her a bit around the edges with the DI Old Paper too!

That's all for me today...hope you liked this cutie pop and please stop by the Challenge Blog to see the DT's work and to join in on the challenge!!


  1. I love the vintage feel, so pretty
    Hugs Julie P

  2. Waw so very pretty and a gorgeous layout. Hugs! Mojca

  3. WOW, just fabulous!!!! Love the antique look and your amazing colouring! Hugs, Brigitte

  4. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Love this vintage style card. So cute sitting on that anchor. Great color scheme.

  6. Oh gosh Suzanne!! I love the vintage feel to this!! The papers are as perfect as it gets!! Beautiful job and always inspiring!

  7. Just hopped over from the magnolia liciousblog, wow You blowed me away with this gorgeous card. Love it!
    Hugs Aartje

  8. Lovely card! I love those colors! All the details are just gorgeous! :) Nancee

  9. Suzanne,
    Your papers and design are wonderful!
    Beautiful colouring of Tilda too!!!
    Your card is amazing.
    Big Hugs, Candy

  10. Ok, so enough of the hogging of the sunshine and warm weather, Suzanne! We are getting desperate up here in Ontario.

    And what a sweet little Tilda this one is.

  11. Great card, Suzanne! Love all the layers and colors. I never know how to choose designer papers the way you have - how fabulous! thanks for the inspiration this evening!

  12. Awesome card! I saw it on MIM! You never disappoint!!!!!

  13. Fantastic card Suzanne. The layering looks amazing. Lots of fabulous detail and of course your awesome colouring.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  14. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours, design and attention to detail. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. {I would love you to take part in my 500 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  15. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

    DT. member

  16. This is gorgeous! Love those papers! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

  17. Awesome card, Suzanne. Turquoise and brown is one of my favorite color combos. Tilda looks fabulous and ready for a cruize around the world. Love how you used the clock die cut, I haven't used mine yet and you just inspired me.
    Cathy Lee

  18. Love your card! Where do you live? Just curious IUse to live in Odenton my old stomping grounds.

  19. I am a big fan of your work and am often inspired by what you do. This card is fabulous and the way you select your papers boggles my mind. I find your post often fun to read so I am really pleased you took time to enter my challenge. Hope you will come again.

    Mema's Crafts

  20. I love this shabby chic creation. I have tried to use this style, but I am never pleased with the results. Your's rocks. Glad you didn't get ejected from the game. LOL

  21. WOW, Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and your colouring, yep you guessed it gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

    Lin xx

  22. Very pretty card, love the layout and colours, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

  23. So pretty, love all the detail!

    Thanks for playing along with the MarkerPOP! challenge! :)


  24. Amazing card, love the Tilda image and all the fabulous detail on the card. Thanks for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    BN DT

  25. Fabulous colouring and lovely details. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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

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