Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Packin' Post!!

Hiya & Happy Thursday friends!! This is a jam packed post for you today, including a BLOG HOP & a NEW RELEASE, so I will keep my chitter chatter to a minimum & the supplies will be in recipe form for ya! Glad to know that I'm not the only paper and craft supply hoarder, hee hee---I knew it was a widespread sickness!! Some of you buy megapacks of paper (never even heard of those thank goodness) and some of you buy 4-5 sheets of each---whoa nelly!! You all gave me a good giggle--yesterday was a very long day so it was fun to read all your comments as they came in!! The sad thing is, if there is a 12 step plan I think we'd all FAIL!! LMBO!


So today we have a fun "Find-It Lockhart Stamp" BLOG HOP from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design DT for ya! The "Find-It" part means that you have to find something in all the DT's projects that are hidden and the hidden picture is a PINK HEART!! Each DT gal has a different number of hearts hidden in their projects so you have to keep track as you hop along. When you're done hopping, hop over to the store blog HERE to leave a comment for a chance at a fabulous prize AND if you are picked randomly and have left the right # of hearts in your comment, you can win an ADDITIONAL PRIZE!! All details are on the store blog as well, 'kay!

(Hint: all the hearts are in my first project picture below)

Well, Mr. Brown (UPS) came just in time yesterday bringing all my new PTI goodies so I quickly switched up my plan for what I was going to do. I decided to make holiday notepad planners using two of the fabulous Lockhart Stamp Co. Christmas Trees "Cranberry & Popcorn Tree" & "Della Robia Tree" that you can find HERE! Karen Lockhart makes the best holiday stamps as you will see when you hop around to the DT's blogs!! And ALL of my projects today fit in the Paper Play Challenge this week to use your favorite embellishment--well duh, mine is all about BLING, hee hee (rhinestones, pearls, glitter, stickles)!!!

As you probably know I am a manic list maker and no time more than the holidays--we've all got lots of lists to keep, so these can come in super handy. They're thin & easy to store in your tote or purse. The lil' notepads are from PTI and I just made a simple cover for each planner, very easy to do (PTI has a downloadable template HERE, but I just made my own since I had issues downloading it).

This tree was embossed in Gold Zing embossing powder & then I lightly colored w/ my Copics in a few areas. I also added some stardust stickles to some areas for sparkle.

This shows the inside; on the left I took one sheet of the notepad and drew lines with my Gold Spica pen to create a section that can list names and a small box that can be checked off. The right side holds the actual notepad so you can make lots of to-do & to-buy lists! I love these!

RECIPE: Zing embossing pwdr, gold spica pen, Graphic 45 holiday papers, PTI cardstock, PTI "Take Note" stamp set, Lockhart "Cranberry & Popcorn Tree" stamp, copics, PTI Vintage Cream notepads, PTI ribbon, Fiskars border punch, Bella Baubles in Goldilocks, Nestabilities, Scor-Tape

Since my first planner was very traditional I decided to switch it up and make this one very trendy & sassy! Nothing says that bettah' to me than hot pink & black for Christmas!! I colored this tree with pink and gray Copics, then added stickles and diamond glaze to some of the ornaments. All of the patterned papers & cardstock are from Paper Trey Ink as is the ribbon.

This one I made the inside a bit different--I put the notepad on the right and made a small pocket on the left so you could slip receipts or notes in. Easy to do with some leftover cs & dp and a little bit of Scor-Tape.

RECIPE: Lockhart "Della Robia Tree" stamp, PTI papers & ribbon, stardust stickles, diamond glaze, spica pen in black, scor-tape, rhinestones, Inkssentials blending tool, PTI white notepads

Well hope you liked my holiday planners that I made for the HOP today!!
**Now to hop along on this BLOG HOP you're next stop is DIANNE!! **
If you get lost along the way, the blog hop list is on the store blog HERE!

Pink Cat Studio Digi Stamp Release

So another fun Digi Stamp release from Pink Cat Studio today as well--so much eye candy!! These new images are just holiday fabulous I tell ya! This card I did above uses "Snowflake Fairy Lily" & I think she's just a beauty! I wanted to keep all my colors limited to white & soft aqua (SU soft sky) to match some of my favorite Heidi Grace papers (yes, that I hoard) for an icy, frosty feel! I printed her out and colored her with copics (don't ya love her frosty hair, hee hee) and cut her out so I could pop her up. I cut a circle with my Nestabilities from the center of the card and replaced it with a transparency that I stamped snowflakes on with Staz-On ink. My snowflakes are a mix of punches and SU's felt snowflakes that I glittered up with my Martha Stewart Snow Glitter (love, love that stuff)! I added lots of clear rhinestones and pearls to everything for lots of sparkly bling and of course some stickles. The sentiment is from PTI that I added more frosty Snow Glitter too! A fun & frosty holiday card for ya!

Second card uses the new digi stamp "Lily Winter Coat"--I love that Melissa is making some Lily's for all the digi stamp lovers out there! Isn't she just a doll dressed up in her wintry finery?! I used some of my favorite Basic Grey "Wassail" papers to make a traditional holiday card. I distressed the edges of my cardstock and layered Lily using my oval nestability shapes. Lily has sparkle fluff on her muff and hat trim--so fuzzy & sparkly and the cute birdies got diamond glaze on them! I made a double bow with my Bow Easy and added a mix of flowers that I had in my stash. The lil' "JOY" sentiment is from a PTI set as well. Now make sure & stop by the Pink Cat Studio Digi Store HERE to see all the fabulous digi stamps and projects by the DT!

Would you like to try digital stamping for free? Melissa has created an informative tutorial to show you how easy it is to download and print digital stamps. In the tutorial there is a free digi stamp that you can download and try out.

Here is a link to the tutorial if you would like to give it a try:

Melissa also has a fun CONTEST going on at her blog HERE--so make sure & stop by to enter!!

Whew, I'm tired now--how 'bout you? LOL! I'll see ya back here tomorrow with ANOTHER BLOG HOP from the Magnolia-licious DT, so come back tomorrow 'kay and get some rest, LOL!!



  1. Waw so fab projects, lvoe them all! Great design! Hugs,moni

  2. wow, Suzanne, I bet you slept well last night, what an amazing group of creations, I love your planners, I make lists also but they are all on little slips of paper I can never find, lol. The card, wow. Love it all, Sandi

  3. Just gorgeous! I love the planners and plan on making some of these up for the holidays! Such gorgeous colors and great ideas! And that Pink Cat is gorgeous and fun and makes me cold!

    Big hugs to you,


  4. Hi Suzanne. I just love your note pads, what a fun idea....You snow card is simply devine...I LOVE it!!! So elegant and sooooo pretty..Have an awesome Thursday, Lisa G

  5. WOW, I just discovered your blog some days ago because someone mentioned this to me for some info about Copic markers ... and I immediately had to add this blog to my favorites! Great projects and information! Thanks for your inspiration!!!

    Maureen from the Netherlands.

  6. Splendid work on all your creations, Suzanne! I love the aquas on Snowflake Fairy Lily and your rich Christmas colours for Lily Winter Coat are perfect!

  7. Suzanne your projects are all wonderful !! I don't know how you do it all. I am really getting in the Christmas spirt - I feel a shopping trip coming on.

  8. You're always so creative! I really love the long cards and have yet to make've given me inspiration to try it! Loving the new Pink Cat digis!

  9. Your projects are so inspiring and fabulous.

  10. well, first off let me say I found you while blog hopping and I am thrilled to see you are from VA, so I'm I! I save all VA blogs in a favorites file for future reference, luv meeting fellow VAgians that stamp and create.

    I am so luvin your card creations, I have a PTI order I need to place, I want some of those notepads.....cute stuff here...have a great weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  11. You've made such wonderful creations Suzanne, your Lily card is stunning!

    Inge xOx

  12. You are positively amazing!!!! You are definitely Superwoman of the stamping world!!! As always, all of your creations are pure paper confection...every detail is perfect, and I always leave here scratching my head wondering how you do it, home, and putting out one gorgeous creation after another!! You are my hero!!!!


  13. Such awesome creations, Suzanne! Totally loving the lists - my mom & I are forever saying to each other, "I've gotta write that down before I forget" or "Add it to the list" - LOL! What a perfect gift idea!
    Lovin' thos Pink Cat cards, too! Gotta check those digis out...

  14. Love your altered planners! Those trees are beautiful. What a great gift idea! Love your Pink Cat cards too, they look so sweet. Beautiful work Suzanne!

  15. I love the planners you made and the pretty colored papers too! Your cards for PCS digitals are just adorable!!
    Jodi =)

  16. Hi Suzanne,
    WOW lots of great work here today. Your planners are wonderful and would make great gifts. Both cards are fantastic but the blue one is AWESOME!!!
    Hugs, Candy

  17. Wow! You are really crankin' stuff out today! Lovely projects! How do you get so much done every day? I am sooo slow! Beautiful work! ~Tori

  18. Such beautiful projects!! Amazing!

  19. OMG! Your notepads are GORGEOUS!!! I had bought some pads at the flea market this summer and was thinking about making a similar project...but mine won't be nearly as lovely.
    And your PCS are FAB!! I totally NEED (NEEEEEEEED!) sparkly fluff!

  20. You were right that was a SUPER packed post, packed with UBER goodness!!

  21. OMG wonderful cards here again! hugs nicky

  22. You have been busy, and so much goodness!

    Cazzy x

  23. Your cards are beautiful and I like the layout and colors. Thanks for sharing

  24. Such beautiful projects and creative ideas! :)

  25. Wow! Some fab projects. Love the list planners. Marion

  26. Holy smokes, your projects are lovely. Love the agua on the fairy and the colors you used on Lily are fantastic. Gorgeous!

  27. Beautiful work, Suzanne. I absolutely love those lists - I wonder would they make me organised!!! And love all the sparkle and bling on all your projects - really festive.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.


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

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