Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tiny Dancer!!

Hi all & welcome to the middle of the week! Does anyone have any special Memorial Day plans this weekend?  We're thinking about heading to Baltimore on Sunday and spending the night there--we want to go to the Zoo & Aquarium and the Inner Harbor.  We used to go to Baltimore a lot when we lived in MD but we don't go as much now.  If you've never been to Baltimore--you're missing out--it's a real treat and the Aquarium and Zoo are outstanding--and shopping and walking along the waterfront is our fave activity!  My hubby went to college up there and we had one of our first dates at an Orioles Baseball game--I just love it!  But my main agenda is to get some good steamed Maryland Blue Crabs--my most favorite food in the whole world!!  Remember, I grew up in Southern Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay so we were always eating fresh seafood and I do love my blue crabs--nothing better than dipping warm crab meat into vinegar and Old Bay seasoning--YUM!  I can almost taste it now, LOL!


-My friend & good pal Marti Wills of Pez-a-Doodle Design is teaching Cricut Classes over at my online classroom Color Me Creative (and she's really good with that machine, amazing what she can do).  She'll have a few more classes coming soon that go from beginners thru advanced and project oriented too, but right now we have a Basics/Beginner Cricut Class up and ready.  You can get all the details on it HERE. (I know I need LOTS of help using my Cricut so I'll be taking them too, LOL)

-7 Kids College Fund has some fab new products in store including NEW CC Designs stamps and NEW Whiff of Joy stamps!  Also sign up to be a FAN of the 7 Kids Facebook Page as well--see details HERE!!

-Don't forget to stop by the SCACD store blog to sign up for all that YUMMY, Victoria Case Blog Candy--enter HERE!

Tiny Dancer

My card today uses a beautiful image from InStyle Stamps--it's a digi stamp and from their "A Day in the Life" series.  There are so many beautiful digi images & I had so much fun coloring some of them up.  This one is called "Dance Girl" and I used this beauty in my online Copic Class 4 to showcase how to color "reflections" on glass/water.  My daughter used to dance ballet from age 4 until she turned 12 and she was a beautiful ballerina--but she gave it up and I'm still so sad about that.  I keep hoping she'll want to dance again so I keep my fingers crossed.  But this is a lovely image for all those girls right now who are getting ready for their ballet recitals!  I was singing Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" the whole time--love that song, lol!

This gal is of course colored with Copics (R12,R11,R00,R0000) and then I've colored her reflection softly with the copics as well--when I do reflections I like to keep the colors muted so it doesn't take away from the main image.  The papers are all by PTI (see here) and I love the creams and soft pinks together--so delicate and feminine.  I addded some Prima roses (cameo & mini) along with cream swirls made with this die here.  A few pearls (in blush) and a bow made with my Bow Easy finishes this card off.

I colored the whole image with Copics and I colored the floor to look like a wood floor as well.  The mirror got diagonal stripes with C2,C1,C00,BG10 and then a thick coat of diamond glaze to make that mirror really glassy looking!  I also added some stardust Stickles to her toe shoe straps and bodice of her dress for some bling!  I think she's just a beauty and I really love this image and you can't beat digi stamps-not too pricey, instant gratification and ease of storage :o) so make sure and check them out!

Okay--I'll see you tomorrow!


  1. Gorgeous card, love all the soft tones on this card and the image is just adorable!

    Inge xOx

  2. absolute perfection! I've made it through Class 2 & after some more practicing of those techniques, I'll def be going on to class 3. Love it!

  3. Wow! Luv your card! Absolutely gorgeous! I luv that image & how you colored it! Awesome!

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  5. what a Sweet Card !!!! I love It :-)

  6. This image is gorgeous Suzanne, I love the colouring and the glass. Looks beautiful. Lovely card. xx

  7. A really beautiful card Suzanne..great detail and so pretty x
    I love Elton's Tiny Dancer song too. I saw him in London back in erm..1986! Eeeek...that ages me!! lol

  8. Your card is beautifull Suzanne !!! Lovely colours and coloured beautifully as always :)).

    Hugs Monique

  9. This is gorgeous. I love this image and your coloring of her is fab.

  10. awwww i was JUST begging hubby for a trip to the inner harbor so we could take pez to the aquarium and stuff and he said no way not ever. so i guess i will be doing that one on my own some day...

    love the card - just beautiful! love her reflection - i will need that my spare time ya sometime in 2012....

  11. Suzanne your card is just beautiful! Love the reflection in the mirror

  12. This is amazing Suzanne.What a lovely image! Love how you have coloured the reflection softer than the main image. hugs Shelley

  13. Love your card!! and thanks for sharing your memories about blue crabs - I was born and raised in Florida and we always went crabbing and cooked them in a big pot and just layed them out on a big picnic table - a lot of work, but oh so good! Never dipped the warm crab in vinegar and Old Bay, but butter is also good!!

  14. What a beautiful card, so lovely!
    Hugs Jacqueline

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. Love it Suzanne! The idea of glossing the mirror is brilliant!

    So pretty!

  17. wow this is stunning
    great job you have don
    very very beautiful

    greetings karin

  18. Ohhh wow what a card. Its perfect. Eileen xx

  19. Suzanne, this is so gorgeous I can't begin to tell you. You really strike me as an extremely talented woman. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.
    Stampin Hugs,

  20. Such a beautiful card, Suzanne. Can't wait to take Class4 & learn how to do the reflection. You did such a beautiful job on everything. Love the 'wood' floor too.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

  21. Hi Suzanne! GORGEOUS!!! I love it! I am rushing over to PTI to check out the papers LOVE THEM!! I am loving you Copic classes and need to get some things posted. That is the only place I want to hang out. I watch the videos over and over! I appreciate you so much!

  22. This is stunningly beautiful, Suzanne, I LOVE it!
    Hugs, Christine

  23. Absolutely amazing Suzanne!! I am totally in awe of your colouring, especially the mirror, the reflection and the wood floor. It all looks so realistic!! Outstanding!!

    Love Kay xx


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

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