Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cheer Ya Up!!

Hello & Happy Tuesday to you all!  It was so nice having a 3-day weekend, even if I did work on 2 of those days getting projects done, LOL!  Did anyone watch the Golden Globes--always my guilty pleasure every year although I mostly watch to see the fashion, hee hee--one day I'll wear a dress like that (yeah right) but a gal can dream!  My daughter is OBSESSED with that show "Glee"--I don't much care for it, but what do I know--she was happy to see them win & my son was grossed out when Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock smooched (I just laughed)!  Love Sandra Bullock!  No big shockers though--so that was disappointing, I love to see someone make a boo-boo with their speech or fashion choice, makes it all the more interesting ya know.  I may not dress like a movie star but I love to see what they wear, and of course when they dress bad I think "How?" cuz' they have $$$, stylists and they pick out the ugliest stuff sometimes, LOL!  I don't want a stylist but the clothing budget would be nice me thinks :o) !!!


- 7 Kids College Fund has lots of new Stampavie Stamps on Pre-Order right now & they are CUTE!  I ordered a few myself cuz' I couldn't help myself, hee hee!  Check out the *NEW Sarah Kay Stamps HERE, *New Penny Johnson HERE, *NEW Gillian Roberts HERE and the rest of them HERE!  You'll love 'em!

- If you missed the "Pretty In Pink" Blog Hop by the Magnolia-licious DT make sure & scroll down to yesterday's post to see my projects and to start the hop! It's all Pink-a-licious Fabulous-ness!

A Vintage Valentine

I'm just pleased as punch with how this card turned out I tell ya, LOL!  I used some fabulous new Collage Hearts from I Brake For Stamps HERE (I used Large Camelia Heart & Small Primrose Heart)--I got the whole sheet actually & can't wait to use the Paris collage stamps too!  (If you order, make sure & use the coupon code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to get 10% off your whole order)  I used some more of my K&Co "Life's Journey" dp, love the vintage paper along with some more cream, pink & kraft cs.  The border was made with a MS border punch and the sentiment is from Flourishes.  I stamped the hearts in SU pink ink and then added some stickles for sparkle after I distressed them a bit with my Inkssentials Blending Tool (a must have tool imo and I use SU's creamy caramel to distress).  Some PTI buttons, ribbon and Prima Pearl flourishes to finish it off!

Perfect for Valentine's Day or just a sweet card for a loved one!!  Don't forget to stop by I Brake For Stamps & see all the fabulous new stamp HERE!!

Try It Out Tuesday Challenge #51

This bright and cheery set is for today's "Try It Out Tuesday Challenge #51" which was to use a stamp from the fabulous, new Victoria Case for SCACD "Aurora Collection" and to make an altered item of some sort!  Well I've had a few of these cute, mini baskets hanging around my craft room for awhile so I grabbed one up to alter to match my card.  I used "Aurora with Bird" for my card--I think that bird is sooo cute and I had to make him a lil' red bird to match, lol!  These stamps are exclusively at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design!

My card uses some new dp by DCWV called "Mariposa" and I love the fresh, cheery colors and butterfly images!  My image was colored with Copics, then I added some stickles and diamond glaze (to the nuts and eyes) and some fun polka dots with my white pen.  My butterfly is from a MS punch--(TIP: to make it more decorative & matchy, I used a hole punch & then snipped the lil circle punches in half & attached the the butterfly's wings).  I used my Bow Easy for my bow and added some Prima rose & flowers. (IF you want a great deal on Prima Roses, Susana has all the colors in stock and you get 24 of them for only $3--a deal I tell ya)

To decorate my basket I cut strips of my red cs and attached it around the basket & on the handle, then I added some more dp and a flower to match the card.  The tag was cut with my Nestabilities Labels 4 and the sentiment is from PTI's "Spring Tags" set.  This would perfectly hold some fun little treats or even a gift card, maybe some special bird seed for a bird-loving friend would be cute too!

View from the top-LOL!
Now make sure & hop over to the Follow Your Heart Blog to see all of the DT's lovely projects for you today--you won't be sorry you did :o)

See ya back here tomorrow--only 3 more days till I leave for CALI (ackkk, I'm not ready yet, LOL)!!


  1. SO adorable! LOVE that lil basket! and YES the new stampavie is to DIE for cute!!!

  2. Wonderful as always and wow - that Valentine's card....just perfect! Kram - Anki

  3. Wow! Love your creations! And totally fell in love with the vintage valentine card! It is so soft and sweet! I'm still just a beginner and really hope some day to be as talented as you!

  4. that valentine is oh so dainty, love it. have a great week. Sandi

  5. Beautiful cards and project. The vintage valentine is so elegant and soft. Love the colors on the Aurora stamp.

  6. OMGOSH-I love both projects but that Victoria Case one is ABSOLUTELY adorable!!! Your coloring is SO bright and vivid I ADORE this!!!

  7. Hi Suzanne...Love the soft colors of the valentine card!! The Victoria Case card is sooo cute. And the little basket is wonderful with all the bright colors.

  8. Beautiful Valentine card...love the soft colors, the glitter edged hearts and the buttons!

    Terrific Vicotoria Case Aurora card and darling altered basket! I just received my Aurora stamps today and you are inspiring me to use them!!

  9. Your Vintage Valentine is so dainty and delicate looking. Beautiful! I think I need to make something similar for my daughter for V-day. thanks for the idea! BEAUTIFUL!

  10. Love your beautiful vintage Valentine card, Suzanne. It is so pretty.
    Your Aurora card is so bright and cheerful.
    Hugs, Candy

  11. Ohhhh this is the dreamiest card Suzanne. You sure hit vintage right out of the park with this one! Simply gorgeous!
    --Hugs Becca


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

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