Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What's Black, Red & White??!!

Hello Stamping Friends--it's the middle of the week already!! Are you all set for Halloween (for those that celebrate)? I still have to go get candy and candles so I'm a bit behind--but hopefully the candy will be on sale when I pick it up on Friday, LOL! Alexa is going trick-or-treating with a group of girlfriends and then she'll be at a sleepover with them all (thankfully not at my house--oh teen girls hyped up on candy--not fun for me, hee hee)! Riley is trick-or-treating with friends and then going to a party at a friends house afterwards until 11 pm! Hubby and I will be eating our usual after the festivities--homemade sloppy joes toasted with mozzarella cheese melted on top and fried potatoes--YUM!

So do you like my new blog look? I AM IN LOVE with my blog, hee hee---I just adore it and think it is totally a great expression of ME!! Veronica of VKDesign Co. is MAH-VELOUS to work with--she runs with an idea, is fast and comes up with the best stuff. If you're thinking about a blog reno--you should check her site out--I HIGHLY recommend her! Not only did she do my blog, but she added the pages at the top (tutorials & all about me pages), my signature, a watermark, my Etsy Shop banner and a business card pdf file! LOVE IT--that's me sitting in my favorite chair (wish mine was zebra, hee hee) with my laptop with dogs & cats sitting with me. I had her add some copics and papers since those are my main tools :o) and if ya know me you know how much I LOVE my zebra print!!! Perfecto job Veronica---thank you so very much! (If you drop by her site, let her know you love the work she did here!!)



-My Charity Blog Candy is running thru November 1st--stop by HERE to see all the details!

-Check out my Pumpkin Patch Pictures on my "All About Me" page (tab above)

-Pink Cat Studio Digi stamp release tomorrow--more holiday loveliness!

-Pink Cat Studio is starting a fun CONTEST today HERE!! Melissa asked the PCS Digi DT to create a Betty that best represented themselves! If you can figure out which DT team gal matches each Betty Bio picture, you can win FREE DIGI STAMPS! FUN!!


60's Candy Girl

First project up today--all with the theme of my favorite colors red, black & white--is a fun Magnolia card I made especially for the lovely Diana Crick who is of course the owner of Magnolia-licious & a great lady to boot! So I set out to re-create a 60's Soda Shop!

I used 3 new stamps from the Yummy for your Tummy line (love these stamps) to create this fun 50's scene! I used these stamps "60's Tilda", "Kitchen"(which I used as a soda & candy shop counter) and "60's Table" (which I used as a stool for Tilda and they're all available at Magnolia-licious!! The dp is by Paper Trey Ink and the white cs was embossed with a new CB embossing folder "Morrocan". I added black pearls for knobs to all the drawers and added diamond glaze to the jars, lollipop and door windows. I drew in some candy in the one jar with my sparkly Spica pens--gotta have some goodies :o) Bow was made with my Bow Easy & then I added a new Say It With Pearls by Prima center jewel (love these--see them here)!

Isn't she just a doll--I adore her? I cut out all the elements & popped them up on dimensionals for lots of POP! And she got some fab stardust Stickles to her dress and hair bows--gotta have bling! So this card will be off in the mail to Diana this week--she asked the DT to make her some red, black & white cards to go in her new kitchen & I was happy to oblige!!

RBW Notecards--CAS

And I had to continue on my quest to try & make more Clean and Simple cards (CAS) and since I had these papers & markers out already--I decided to use the same color scheme! I pulled out my Lockhart Itty Bitty stamps "Apple" and "Cherry" and created a fun & cheery notecard set in minutes--4 of them too (GASP)! Colored these images quickly, mounted them onto cs and added stickles to the border edge. The sentiments are from the PTI set "Everyday Button Bits" and then I added a few red rhinestones to finish it off! I even stamped some cute lil' images on the matching envies--this set is for sale in my Etsy shop too! Clean & simple, Easy Peasy!

Hope you enjoyed the projects & the NEW LOOK today! See ya back here tomorrow with some Pink Cat Digi Stamp releases!


  1. Hi Suzanne,
    I love the new look of your blog and your new watermark sooo cute! From what you share with us about yourself this new look is totally you!
    I love your cards and your Magnolia card is so very beautiful!
    Your coloring is always awesome and thank you for sharing your talent!

  2. WOW! Your new blog is fantastic!!!
    She did a great job on it!

    Your cards are beautiful, as always!

    So glad to hear that Riley has recovered, and is ready for some trick and treating! =0)

    Big hugs,

  3. Hi Suzanne,

    I love your new blog!!
    Really great colors and such a sweet picture of you in your chair.

    Hace a nice halloween this weekend!


  4. Fantasstic blog makeover!! Your signature is my favorite!!

  5. The new look of your blog is terriffic!

  6. Love, love, love your the new look for your blog! Wow! Did you design it or did you have someone do it for you? It is perfect!

  7. I love the new look! It's so cheery!

  8. Awesome blog makeover! I love the color scheme!

  9. Hi Suzanne, I love your new look. The black zebra along with the teal is just sooo pleasing to the eye..I so want to do something to my blog, but I think I will wait till I have been at it a little longer. While I wait I'll just have to drool over truely is awesome. I love your cards. They are both so pretty. You are wonderfully talented..Have a great day, Lisa G

  10. Love your blog!! Your card is AWESOME love the colors and your coloring!!


  11. Oh I love Tilda's hutch, the card is beautiful and your new blog look is fantastic. Hugs

  12. I do love the new blog look! Your card is beautiful! I wish you had copic classes in Kansas!

  13. I'm so glad that you and your readers are loving the new designs, Suzanne! You were SO MUCH fun to work with and I really enjoyed using your favorite colors and patterns.

    Thanks for letting me be a part of your blogging experience!


  14. Wow! Love the new blog "Redo"!! The "you" is tooooo cute with her polka dot skirt and headband. And I love the zebra stripes and teal together!

  15. Hi Suzanne, your cards are soooo cute!! I love them! You're so creative.



  16. Suzanne, Your blog is amazing, it's so uncluttered and the colours are fab. Loving 60's Tilda she is adorable, my fav colours. I am sure Diana will love it and wonderful cas note cards, they are fresh & sweet and look like you spent ages on them.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration
    Hugs Jodie from Oz

  17. Love the new look! Too cute. Thanks for mentioning your love of zebra print. It just helped me in a certain blog contest.... ;-)

  18. What a wonderful and precious card Suzanne! Loved the pumpkin patch pics....saw them on kiddos are so cute! And LOVE the new look to your rocks!
    hugs~ Kim

  19. Love the new look! I AM SO EXCITED TO RECEIVE MY CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HUGS, Diana

  20. Love your new blog look Suzanne! I am so excited to be "on deck" with Veronica right now! I don't comment often, but I visit each day and am so inspired by your coloring and style!

  21. Love the new blog look! From what you have commented on yourself this totally reflects YOU!

    I love the 3 cards you have done!

  22. I love your new blog look. I always love your cards. I have a question for you, do you design for any stamp stores? I am looking for a design team member for my soon to be opened stamp store called Stampin MunchKins. What is the usual compensation for DT members? Please check out my blog at

    Thanks so much.

  23. Your new blog looks great! I love the pretty blue color - it is very pleasing to the eye. Also, had to grin at the Copic markers on the floor next to you in your chair!

  24. Hi Suzane,
    The card you made for Diana is excellent - I know she is going to LOVE it!! I can just see these cards the DT is making, all framed in her kitchen. Love the new pearl center on your black ribbon!

    Your signiture is sooo sweet!
    Hugs, Candy

  25. What a change! I am in love with your blog too. Everything you do is always beautiful anyway. Bravo! Hugs, Loraine

  26. Love the new look Suzanne!
    And Tilda looks so cutewith her Lollipop!

  27. Hi Suzanne..
    I watched your video's on youtube all evening and I found your blogadress there.. you are AWESOME!! your video's are so great and good to understand (i live in the Netherlands so sometimes its difficult) I just wanna let you know that I appreciate what you do!! Wish I lived there so I can come into your class with the copics!! :-( Can you tell me how I can be your follower? I did put my email there.. Will you come and take a look at my blog and look at my colouring with the copics? I dont have very much of them yet cause I'm a student! thanks so much.. hugs! Marley

  28. I love your new blog look and I agree--it's totally YOU! I also love your 60's card--absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented and such an inspiration!

  29. Totally Cute Card and your new blog look is just AWESOME!

  30. Oh I love your cards. Diana will be so happy to have these red, black and white images hung in her kitchen! They's just beautiful! Love your CAS card also. Hugs, Cami

  31. Oh Suzanne, Your red & black coloring on these cards are fantastic. Just so beautiful. BTW, love your new signatur.

  32. Oh MY your Blog is so pretty.What a great job they had done i love your watermark so cute!!! and the image of you is so cool she looks like you lol!!! Your card i mean Diana's card is marvelous.You know i could tell you better what i think if i had it in person,"wink wink" hehe! Diana is gonna love it! great job!

  33. Your blog is AMAZING!!! Oh my gosh, I want one just like it!!!! It's Amazing Suzanne and your card, ADORABLE!



  34. Wowowowowowowowzers! Dorothy, we aren't in Kansas anymore! Your new blog look is AWESOME! I notice you even slipped the zebra print in there! Cool Beans! Fantabulicious cards! Diana is going to LOVE the Tilda eating candy!

  35. LOVE these cards!!! so striking!

  36. stunning! Love the colour combo, a real fav of mine!!The image is just so sweet and you have created the 50's look perfectly! Love the added sparkle! fab!!

  37. Wow, there so much to see (and learn from) on your blog TFS!!!
    LOVE the Magnolia card!!!

  38. Suzanne I forgot to tell you but I LOVVVVVVVVVE the new look of your blog!! Fabulous!! Veronica really captured you. :)

  39. lovely, i just added even more some other new emo backgrounds at my blog


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

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