Monday, October 12, 2009

Shoemaker, Shoemaker!!

Hello everyone & Happy Columbus Day (those in the States) and Happy Thanksgiving (those in Canada)!! Hope you all have had a good weekend so far! Our's was busy, but good busy and we got quite a bit done. My copic class was fun (waving hi) and we got 80% of my hubby's office moved upstairs into my old study which was alot of work! Today the kids are home from school for the holiday, so I'm HOPING to get some work done but we'll see....they tend to like to whine alot when they're home that they're bored, arghhhhh!

I titled my post "Shoemaker, Shoemaker" because I was working on the notecards for today's post & chuckling to myself about how I'm always needing notecards, but I NEVER send any. I'm terrible at sending cards & here I am a cardmaker, LOL! Just like the shoemaker's children never had shoes, hee hee---it's not that I don't want to, it's just that I forget or get so behind that they just don't go out. It's like some weird cardmaker sickness, hee hee---I get birthday cards out and I always send Christmas cards & participate in a monthly mingle but that's about all I get sent! This is why I sell most of my things on Etsy!! Do any of you have the same "Shoemaker" syndrome? LOL--come on you can confess---I did :o)


-I discovered a brand new store called A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies & they have a ton of goodies (including hard to find Martha Stewart punches) & are having a Grand Opening Sale this week (Copics for $3.19 each--RUN)!! They also are unique in the fact that their store supports a couple of great causes that you can read about HERE (Celiac Disease & Behcet's Disease and they support Women's Domestic Violence Survivors) and offer products that support Women's Breast Cancer Research HERE for sale. So lots of great things over there, so make sure & stop by and check them out!!

-7 Kids College Fund now has Mo's Digital Pencil STAMPS up for Pre-Order now HERE--for those of you who prefer rubber to Digi, this is a great way to get her fabulous images! Also, Cosmo Cricket paper pads & craft kits will be coming and are up for pre-order HERE (love these)!


So today I'm showcasing 2 sets of notecards I put together! I always like to challenge myself to make notecards that are fun & beautiful but with limited layers & supplies, so that they're quick & easy to put together. Lockhart Stamp Co.'s Itty Bitty stamps are perfect for notecards (I also stamp the itty bitty on the envelope for the cards so they match)--for these 2 notecards I used "IB Mushrooms" and this Cosmo Cricket "Earth Love" paper matches PERFECTLY!! Simple to put together with 2 colors of cs and 2 different patterned papers--I added some pearls to the bottom & wrapped the center with SU ribbon along w/ a small bow & tag (PTI's Mega Mixed Messages).

The image was colored with Copics, then the layers were cut out with my circle Nestabilities--to make the soft background I used my favorite Inkssentials Blending Tool (love, love this tool)! Some diamond glaze on the mushrooms & a few diamond stickles & it's done! Cute little notecards for your stash!

Second set of notecards uses a fabulous image from I Brake For Stamps called "Small Snowman Post" (there is also a large size of this stamp)--isn't it cute! If you place an order, remember to use the coupon code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to get 10% off your entire order!!

I used my PTI cs in "Enchanted Evening" which I just love--not quite navy & not quite true blue, so pretty! I embossed the cs with my snowflake Cuttlebug folder and then added a few rhinestones to bling it up a bit. I tied my sheer ribbon into a bow, using my Bow Easy & attached a lil' snowflake charm from my friend Nikki's store HERE!

Isn't this just the cutest lil' stamp?!! I colored him up with Copics, added diamond glaze to his hat & eyes & some stickles to the snowflakes! Cute! If you love either set of these notecards, they are for sale in my Etsy store, link on my sidebar (which is sadly low on inventory, hee hee)!!

See ya back here tomorrow & have a good one!


  1. Hi Suzanne - I love how you get that soft look around the edges of your images. I know you used the ranger tool, but what product do you use for your ink? (alcohol ink, chalk, copic, etc?)

  2. Oh, I am so glad there is another shoemaker out there! I am notorious for not sending cards... I love making them, but when it comes to addressing them and being organized enough to get them in the post on time....

    Your cards are super cute!


  3. Hi Suzanne, I just love your cards. The snowman is just so cute and I love,love the colors that you used. Yes, I seem to have a bit of the shoemaker's syndrom in think I managed to send my niece her card, but my brother and dad are still waiting to get theirs. I always thought that I was just a goof..Have a great Monday with your family, mine was off Friday..Lisa G

  4. gorgeous cards! Love the little mushroom one!

  5. What great cards as always. I love the snowman, there is hardly a snowman I don't like. I love the bling in the middle of all the snowflakes. The little mushrooms are so cute also.

  6. LOL...I totally have shoemaker syndrome!!! It drives my hubby crazy! Love your cards!

  7. Amazing notecard sets Suzanne! I love them! I need to challenge myself to make some simple ones too! I get carried away with my 10 lb.! Have a great week hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

  8. you mean we are suppose to send our cards!?!?!?! GASP!

    These are simply lovely!

  9. The first one is sooo cute, love the sparkle and shine!

    The second one is just gorgeous, love it!

  10. The mushrooms are so cute but that snowman is adorable. And he looks great on that dark blue background! Hope you survived the day off. Wish I had had one!

  11. If there is an actual syndrome for people like me I feel a lot better. That means it is a sickness and totally beyond my control! The guilt stops right here, right now! ROFLMAO
    Your cards are Fab


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

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