Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Bubbly New Year!!

Hiya Friends & A Happy (not) Snowy Blizzard Sunday to you all!  I'm NOT in NYC due to the nasty 25 inches of snow we got yesterday---BLECH!  We're so disappointed but may try & head up after Christmas for a few days before New Years--we'll see.  Right now all I can dream about is laying on a very warm beach under the sun, LOL!  So hubby is trying to dig us out so we can go to the grocery store since I didn't get much food before cuz I knew we wouldn't be here! Looks like we'll have a white Christmas after all!  This will be the kids first Christmas and hopefully the last one (I prefer no snow of course) LOL!  But we'll make the best of it and we've been watching Christmas movies and making cookies & I've been reading a bunch--so it's all good!  Hope you'll all staying warm & safe this week!  Me I'll be in my pjs as much as I can :o)

Make sure & scroll to the bottom to see both slideshows--one is a few pics of the blizzard and the second is pics of the "ICE" show!


-Today is the 9th Day of Christmas at 7 Kids College Fund--and you can SAVE 15% off of all Zva Creative products--go HERE (offer good 12/21 only)!!   And while you're there they also have the BRAND NEW Basic Grey Papers for sale HERE!

-Also 7 Kids College Fund has a HUGE amount of CLEARANCE items that you might want to load up on---you can see it all HERE!

-If you haven't entered for my HUGE-4 Winners "Merry Christmas BLOG CANDY"--you have until Dec. 22nd at midnite (EST) to do so right HERE!!

Happy New Years!!

Since I'm done with making Christmas Cards this year, I thought I'd make a Happy New Year's set instead for ya!  This cutie pie image is by Stampavie's Penny Johnson & called "Bubbly Bears"--this fun image is perfect for any celebratory occasion ya know (you can see the entire cute collection right HERE--I love them all)!  Of course if you changed the inside sentiment of this card it would be perfect for an anniversary, birthday or wedding card!  I kept the colors simple--just gold & creams and created an aperture card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. (aperture means a cut-out on the front of the card with the image or scene on the inside showing thru).

I embossed the cream cs with one of my favorite CB embossing folders called "Textile Texture"--so elegant and paired it with PTI's shimmery gold cs.  The center was cut out using my Nestabilities Labels 1 set--my favorite shape next to the circles and ovals I tell ya---if you get any of them I recommend those 3!!  The flowers are a mix of Primas with gold glitter dot centers, and I tied my ribbon (I used both gold & cream ribbons together) with my Bow Easy.

The image was colored with Copics and the inside dp is by Graphic 4--sentiment is from PTI's "Signature Christmas" set.

Aren't they just the cutest couple?  I colored the champagne in with my gold Spica pen and then added a layer of diamond glaze on top of the glasses, bubbles and their lil' pink noses :o)

Aren't these the cutest lil' candles?  I got a set of 8 of these at my AC Moore store for like $6--they're so fun!  Perfect for party favors or fun little hostess gifts (mine are linen scented but they had a few other scents & colors as well).  I just dressed them up simply with some gold ribbon bows. 

Blizzard 09' Pictures--click to make larger!

ICE show at the Gaylord Pics:

Have a good one & Happy New Year to you all!!


  1. What a darling card. Those bears are too sweet and I love being able to use them for more than one occasion.

    So sorry about your trip. I had heard about the snow and was wondering if you were in the line of fire. I guess so!!! Make a snowman & drink your hot coco.

  2. adorable card. Have a Merry, if snowy, Christmas.

  3. Suzanne, your card is just precious and so beautifully colored!! DARLING! Love how you set the photo scene too!

  4. Love how you have set this card up! Cute image and fabulous coloring! Another masterpiece!

  5. I love the elegance of the gold and cream along with the whimsy of the stamped image. Very pretty!

    Sorry about your trip and having to deal with so much snow - have a happy holiday anyway!

  6. How sweet and I'm so sorry you didn't get to make it to NYC. I know how much you were looking forward to it. You can come down here and lay by the pool if you'd like!

    Love the card and I so agree about the nesties. It's myt favorite set as well. Love the little cuties. Oh, Happy Holidays!

    Big hugs to you,


  7. Hi Suzanne,Sorry that you didn't make your trip.I thought of you and your family after the storm hit.I
    hoped that you were safe.But there is always another day. I love looking on you everyday and seeing
    what pretty cards and projects that you have.
    Linda W.

  8. Sorry you didn't get to make your trip. Hopefully it will work out for after Christmas. Those bears are so cute! It's a great image and you set it off just perfectly. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! Warm winter hugs!

  9. Suzanne, the colors you've chosen for these baautiful project are divine! Elegance in light!

    Merry Christmas week to you!

  10. Love your beautiful card, Suzanne & the glitter dots.......another "must have"......LOL.
    Love the snow. I'm in southern California so the only snow I usually see is in the local mountains but it sure looks pretty from afar. I don't envy you getting out in it.
    Love the ice scultures. Too cute & looks like you're having fun.
    Sorry about your NY trip getting cancelled.......bummer :( I sure hope you can get up there after Christmas.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

  11. WOW Suzanne, I don't know where to start..Beautiful card. I have to try this with the cute out and all. So sorry that you didn't get to go to New York, but very glad that you are all safe and sound at home instead of trying to get back....Wonderful pictures of your home and the trip to the ice house. We loved the picutre of the polar bears as that is what my kids and Jerry and I are you don't mind, I am borrowing it for my screen saver for a while...Have a warm and safe evening. Lisa G

  12. What can I possibly say that hasn't already been said - hee hee! Well, you are fabulous dahling :D

    I DO love your adorable card, looking so elegant and inviting... Nice work as always!

    So sorry also about your trip, but hey - where else could you be wearing your pjs all day??? Home Sweet Home - big sigh...

    I hope this has brought a BIG smile to your lovely face... You are dearly loved!

    Merry Christmas Suzanne.

    Love and big hugs ~ Lori

    P.S. I'm gettin ready to create a card with the beautiful paper you sent me - yay!!! It's been 6 weeks now since my surgery and I'm feeling good :)

  13. yes I would say that that qualifies for a white Christmas, omg, hope everyone is safe and warm, love your NY card and those ice sculpts, gorgeous, Sandi

  14. Very sweet card. I'm sorry your trip to NYC didn't work out. Looks like a lot of working digging out from the snow. The Ice photos are beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  15. I feel for you girl. We had the snow about 2 weeks ago and that is an every few week or so for us. Have fun digging yourself out. I keep asking myself why do I live here? A beach does sound so nice. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    Your card is beautiful but all your work is. Thank you for sharing all with us!

  16. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos! Wish I could take some of that snow away from you since we only have about 2 inches on the ground and I love snow. Don't think I want as much as you have, though! Hope you are able to stay indoors and watch the beauty from there. The ice sculptures are increcible - I'll bet that was fun to see.

  17. Hi Suzanne...Love the card. The stamp and the colors you picked are wonderful. Sorry about your NY trip. Your snow looks great from Houston but I understand it's a hassle and gets old quick!! Hopefully you will get to NY after Christmas. Thanks for sharing your pictures, the ice sculptures are amazing!!!

  18. Hello...Your site is my favorite daily would be so wonderful to win the paper cutter as I do not have one this nice one. Your so talented not only with your cards, but also your beautiful home...happy holidays...lynn hamon

  19. Hi Suzanne, your card is just adorable. I definitely want to give the aperature card a try! Love the gold and creme colors - quite striking! Ha, ha, ha! Now I remember why it's not good to have a white Christmas! Love the beauty of it, but oh, the shoveling! The pictures of the Ice Sculptures are amazing! Have a wonderful Christmas and all best wishes for the New Year!

  20. I love your card!♥♥♥ It's wonderful!

    Great pictures from your snowy world and your trip!

    Big hugs,

  21. Suzanne.....First off, love the card, it's so adorable. I'm so sorry to hear you didn't make it on your trip. As soon as I heard about the weather on the news, I thought about you, and whether you'd make it or not! What we'd give for some snow out here in sunny CA, although we really do feel for you and all the problems that go with it. We have enough issues just driving in the rain (since it happens so infrequently!).
    Also, thank you for sharing the lovely ice sculptures, those wouldn't have made it out here either....they were wonderful. They would have had to have been out of sand!!! hee hee hee.
    Finally, I downloaded "Julia's Chocolates" on my Kindle, to read when I finish "A Friend of the Family". Let us know how you like "Henry's Sisters", because that sounded good too!!

  22. What a swee card to make! I have to trip. I think I have to try this soon! Once I a chance, I will definately try it out!

  23. This is just adorable!! Love you coloring!


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

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