Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dandelion Wishes!!

Happy Tuesday to you all!  I'm not gonna chat it up too much here--I've got lots to do today!  I am happy to announce that I've worked back up to running 2.5 miles--hopeful to make it 5 again soon and pulled out my Jillian Michaels DVDs and let her kick my bum around a bit.  So that means I'm sore!! LOL!  But I have less than 30 days until our beach vacation to Hilton Head Island so I've gotta be hardcore in order to hit the beach in swimwear, hee hee.  I got my new Breville Juicer and I'm starting a 4-5 day juice fast tomorrow that I hope will detox me a bit and jumpstart some weightloss.  I still will eat a salad and fish each night for dinner but juices for the rest of my meals--not so hard for me cuz' I'm always forgetting to eat and then I starve and shove junk in my mouth, KWIM?  Let's see if I can kick this 15 lbs to the curb once and for all---let's at least cross our fingers, kay?  LOL!


-Susana's Custom Art & Card Design Store will be having a NEW Victoria Case stamp release this Friday, but until then you can sign up for the awesome BLOG CANDY on the store blog HERE!

-I guess the consensus on fairytales was we love them all but Cinderella seems to be our very favorite!!  (I watched "The Princess & the Frog" on pay-per-view the other day by myself, shhhh, don't tell, lol)!  Winner of the Explosion Box Blog Candy is: Mary Lou of Mary Lou's Corner  Congrats Mary Lou--email me your address so I can get the stamps out to you!  Thanks to all for entering and all your lovely comments!

-Make sure to check out all the NEW Fairytale Magnolia stamps at Magnolia-licious HERE!  Also make sure to check out the SALE stamps on the front page--lots of cuties for sale!

Dandelion Wishes!

Today I have a fun and cheery card to share with you all!  After a weekend of rain and gray I had to pull out some sunshine in the form of cheery papers and trims AND this cuter-than-cute Magnolia stamp called "Fairy Dust Tilda" from Magnolia-licious (the Fairytale Collection)  I know she's supposed to be blowing fairy dust, but all I could think of was blowing dandelions in the wind as a kid!  My mom would get mad and say that I was creating more weeds, lol, but I loved doing it (and still do).  So my Tilda is blowing dandelions in the wind just like I used to!!

These papers are new from Cosmo Cricket called "Garden Variety"--I love all the new Cosmo Cricket papers and they come in fab 6x6 pads now!  The happy colors just made me smile :o)  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I stamped it inside a die-cut made with my Nestabilities Labels 1.  It's hard to see in this pic, but the one above showcases it well--I added scrolls onto my cream cs with a Viva Decor Gloss Pen (in opaque) to create the swirls and pearls (free-handed I might add too, hee hee).  I wanted to match the die cut swirls  I tucked into the Prima flowers.  The yellow trim was done with a newer MS border punch--I love it!

I colored this cutie with Copics (R05,R02,R00/Y15,Y11,Y000/E25,E31,YR20) and then I added stardust Stickles to her socks and lace trims.  The "dandelions" were highlighted with pale lemon Flower Soft so they stand out more!  I just love this cutie surrounded by happy colors---hope it puts a smile on your face too!

See ya back here tomorrow!


  1. Oh your card make me feel like picking the brightest color dress and just enjoy the day! Gorgeous colors! Rock on!
    Got to promise that the next run you will use cheek glasses...it is healthy (since cause smiles).

  2. This is beautiful. Love all the great details. Good luck on the running and kicking those 15 lbs to the curb. :)

  3. GORGEOUS, love the bright colors! And those swirls and flowers are awesome!
    Good luck on the running :-)
    Silve from France

  4. Wow! Suanne! Motivate me please! I need to get up of my bum! hee hee I taught aeobics for almost twenty years hard core and then just quit. I have got to get up and get moving again. I love your card. I had just finished coloring this same little Tilda with a dandelion as I too thought of blowing dandelions when I first saw her!
    Have a great week and sorry I missed the chat this evening but had to work online. I work for Aol and tonight was my night. I hope to catch you again soon!

  5. Happy colors for a happy card! Your Tilda coloring is stunning, and I love the details you have added.
    Hugs to you,

  6. Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring! Love the colors you've used here. hugs, Angela

  7. I love the bright cheery colors.

  8. Beautiful card, great coloured.

    Greetings Thea

  9. Oh Suzanne, I am always so amazed when I look at your cards, they are absolutely gorgeous.... good luck with the diet.

  10. Beautiful card, Suzanne. I love to blow dandilions too *grin!!
    Hugs, Candy

  11. What a beautiful card Suzanne,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. Gorgeous card, as always Suzanne!

  13. Oh wow! I have recently discovered copics and really don't know what I am doing. Without a doubt I will be signing up for your first copics class this week.

  14. Hi Susanne, This is very BEAUTIFUL!! I love the colors you have used!!! SO bright and cheerful!! JUST WHAT I NEEDED TODAY!!! ;o) Beautiful coloring..
    Good luck with the weight loss. I just lost 15 pounds in 30 days and it was ROUGH!!! I have now kept it all off for almost 30 days and I am eating all of my normal things so that is looking great for me..
    Hope goes as well for you!!!
    hugs, Janiel

  15. Ooooooh, she's so beautiful! This is one of the images I don't have and now I've got to get her too! Love the colors....so summery! I too, think she should be blowing dandelions. I just wish there was a matching Edwin! Rosemary

  16. The sun is shining right through your card, Suzanne! How beautiful is Fairydust Tilda blowing dandilions; and we never grow to old to do that!
    I've been doing the Food Lover's Fat Loss Plan and have lost 7 pounds, and still a ways to go, but I get to eat every 2-3 hours, so I'm not starving! Keep it up girl, you'll make it...

  17. love the card ,hate dandelions.As soon as I see one I go dig it up.,but only in my front yard,the back is way too much to control.

  18. Oh Wow! this card really makes me smile! I love color and this has it!!!!! Darling!
    Hugs, Dena

  19. GORGEOUS card! Love the bright cheery colors! Love the dandelion idea, brings back memories. Good luck with your weight loss goals.

  20. Such a pretty card. I love the embossing that you did, it looks great. I like how you used the flower soft for the dandelions. Good luck with the running!

  21. Very beautiful. Love the coloring and the papers.
    Hugs, Line

  22. Oh My Goodness Suzanne I just love this dandelion card:D Those viva decor swirls are the GREATEST!! You are so inspiring to me:))

    Next thanks a ton~~I won some beautiful stamps ~~I am so excited!! Yeah Yeah Yeah!!!
    Blessings and Hugs

  23. FABULOUS and I totally agree , a happy card. I love working with yellow it's crisp, sunny and fun, Beautiful Suzanne!
    hugs, Diana

  24. I love this Tilda she's adorable! Love your paper and Tilda colors.

  25. Suzanne what a fantastic card hun! LOVE the bright colors makes me very happy, especially when my tummy is being not very nice at the moment! :) Love how you have Tilda blowing the dandelions...hee hee! :) Good luck with the weight loss hun! I'll be cheering you on!
    Hugs~ Kim

  26. I love your card Suzanne--the reds and yellows are so perfect together--not even going to talk about your awesome coloring-- The card is screaming--"summer is almost here!!" Love, love, love it!! Beautiful
    Hugs Monica M

  27. OMGosh! I LUUUUV how you used this stamp! You've given me a great, GREAT idea on how to change it up (instead of fairy dust). Good luck on your weight loss goals :) I have yet to get started :( Darn that sweet tooth!!!

  28. Suzanne, this is just so gorgeous. I love your colour scheme and your DP's are to die for. I have this Tilda too, but haven't had a chance to play with her. Your colouring of her is as awesome as ever. Love all the deats on your card.


  29. Suzanne!!! Your card isn´t pretty ... it´s absolutely amazing!!!!

  30. Love your card and this image! And, oh darn, I don't think I have this one! Off to the store!
    Thanks for the inspiration you always give!


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

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