Monday, February 16, 2009

Sweet Peas!!

Happy President's Day (for those of ya here in the states)! Hope you're enjoying a day off! Kids and hubby are off today and we're going shopping for me (hee hee)---for a new chair for my family room and a new scanner! We didn't do much for Valentine's Day since the kids had sleepovers but hubby did buy me the ENTIRE new release of Paper Trey Ink goodies---wahooo! No candy or chocolate for me---just stamping goodies & I'm in HEAVEN!! Have you seen those beautiful buttons that match all their wonderous colors (225 buttons for only $5)!!? Ahh, anyway....onto my projects for the day---


I lovee Karen Lockhart stamps---they're fun, elegant and so versatile for any project you might need. I've used the "Sweet Pea" stamp for all my projects today! (Remember if you buy 4 regular Lockharts from Susana's store, you get to pick out a Lockhart Itty Bitty stamp for free!)
I made a set of 4 of these notecards and a matching notepad as a gift set! Most boutiques sell these sets for $20+ and it probably only cost me a few bucks in supplies to make--who wouldn't love a gift like this!! And easy peasy to put together too :o)

I think navy and cream/white are so, so elegant together and such a great pop of color! The dp & cs is from Stampin' Up. I colored with Copics and then added a layer of Shimmerz in "Ultramarine" to the flowers for a soft shimmer. Also added a thick coat of diamond glaze to the vase! The layout I used on the card is from my sketch over on the "Fans of Karen Lockhart" site on PaperCraft Planet---its the February sketch of the month and you have until the end of the month to participate if you'd like. At the end of the month someone will win a PRIZE!!
Just a peek of the inside of the notepad. I buy 10 packs of these small white notepads for like $3 at Staples--they're by Mead. I use them for everything and they're so fun to make covers for--easy to do & so pretty too!

For the second card I changed up the colors a bit--so spring like! I loved this ribbon I had so I basically built my card around it :o) Lots of Cuttlebug Embossing on my cs, the photo corners are by Spellbinders that I added some yellow pearls to.

I love Flower Soft--I got to play with it at CHA although I already owned a few pots myself and really learned how to use it more effectively. Flower Soft pairs up wonderfully with all of the Lockhart stamps too. I colored my image with Copics first and then added 2 colors of Flower Soft on top. I also put Diamond Glaze on my vase again--love that look! But the Flower Soft just ROCKS---looks so pretty & realistic!

I did a tutorial for 7 Kids College Fund on using Flower Soft if you'd like to see it right HERE--they have all the kits and single pots in stock. I will also keep a link to the tutorial on my sidebar (its also up at the PaperCraft Planet site too). You can get Flower Soft kits at Pez-a-Doodle too! If you haven't tried it you shoud---the Starter Kit "Pretty Pots" is a great way to get started because it includes a little bit of everything in it including the glue!

Well, I'm off to go shopping and hopefully some playtime in my craftroom too!



  1. Just beautiful! I love playing with flower soft. It's cold and gray up here in Maine so maybe I can bring me a bit of spring with it! I love the Sweet Peas and love them in blue. I'm going to have to try some of the notebook covers. They're just beautiful!

  2. OMG! These are GORGEOUS! I always enjoy reading your blog. Finally decided to come out, lol. Thank you for the many inspirations. xoxo

  3. These are stunners and you are such an enabler I want to make an invisible notepad to go with the invisible cards been making in my head :o) Need timeeeee!!!
    You Knocked this one out of the ball park :o)
    Hearts and Hugs

  4. just gorgeous suzanne!!! love it! isn't this stuff too fun!

  5. Gorgeous cards as usual! I love the last one with the flower soft. I just bought some on Saturday at StampFest and can't wait to use it!!

  6. love the notebook cover with the pretty flower stamp and the blue/white colour scheme. hugs, annie x

  7. Wow Suzanne, these are gorgeous! Love the blue and white color scheme and the flower soft is beautiful. I checked out your tutorial and it's great, thank so much.
    Hugs, Christine :)

  8. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tutorial on the flowersoft - I definitely need to try some SOON! :)

  9. Very pretty cards, I like the simple beauty in them.

  10. Congrats on your DT slot for H&M. Hope your experience is as fun as mine was.

  11. Wow, wow, wow!!! These are incredible!!! The colors are absolutely amazing and I love the idea of these as a gift! I know anyone would be honored to receive these! Your coloring is amazing and I love the idea of using flowersoft on top of the flowers! Makes great texture and creates flowers that are so lifelike! Fantastic job!

    Your hubby sounds like a real keeper if you buys you stamping supplies!


  12. Beautiful job, Suzanne...That Flower Soft is so much fun to use!! And Happy Family Day today to our Canadian friends...Hugs...Jacque

  13. OMGosh! These are beautiful! I will have to get some flower soft - looks like fun. Love how you used the diamond glaze for the vase!

    ~Tori H.

  14. LOVE all these projects! How did you know purple is my favorite color? ;-)


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

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