Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tea Time!

Hello everyone and a very happy Wednesday to you all! I am still in sunny, wonderful South Carolina! The weather this week has been sunny and hot--just the way I like it! It is so nice to wake up everyday and NOT have a schedule or to-do list waiting for us, KWIM?! So far we've gotten to the beach a few times (as it's a 3 minute walk for us from our house) and gotten some burns already, lol. Yesterday we played mini-putt putt (yay-I won, hee hee) and went for a 6 mile bike ride along the paths/golf course here in Palmetto Dunes. Bikes are the way to get around here and ours are getting a great workout :) We also went to Jump & Phils for dinner and sat outside among the trees and had a blast. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited---wanna know why??? Cuz' next week I'm going to meet 2 (yes two) of my favorite authors--YAY! Next Monday I'm meeting Kathryn Wall and then on Wed. I'll be meeting Mary Kay Andrews! If you haven't ready any of Kathryn Wall's books then you're missing out--they are mystery/action novels all set here in Hilton Head and the main character "Bay" is a private investigator. I'm finishing up her newest book now (I saved it for the beach) and it's fabbo and since it's on my Kindle I have to go buy it so she can sign it, LOL! The books are really good--I've read them all and they are page-turners for sure. Mary Kay Andrews is on Tybee Island, GA and she writes some great books too--her "Fixer-Upper" was excellent and she writes the "Savannah Blues" series as well. So if you're looking for some great summer reads--I guarantee you'll love them! I'm so excited that I'm giddy--and of course I'll share pics with you.

We're going to Dafuskie Island on Thursday for the day to do some sight seein', crab eatin' and beach combing and a little ghost hunting, hee hee! I cannot wait to get there and we'll be making a trip to Folly Beach near Charleston as well next week, the place the last (most excellent) Karen White book "On Folly Beach" was set! Yes, my hubby LOVES toting me around to all my book places, LMBO!

And below is a mini-slideshow of some fun pictures for you! If you're in Hilton Head Island, you MUST go and get Hilton Head Ice Cream--it's the BEST I tell ya! It's all made fresh there and the Brownie-Cheesecake is the best ever--see why I need those long bike rides. Anywho, my lovely daughter never seemed to master the art of eating an ice-cream cone and I have the pics to prove it--as it melted and ran down her face and arms (and yes she is 14, lol)!  Okay, onto the pictures (of our friendly resident Mr. Charlie the alligator) and projects, lol!

And oh--let me know if you notice anything different about me, LOL!  Winner of the last blog candy will be announced tomorrow :)

Slideshow pics:

Tea Time!!

Isn't this gal a cutie?  LOVE these Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and guess what?  My friend Susana carries them in her store HERE!  This one is called "Gabrielle"--I love her dress and teacup so much.  I paired her up with some great papers from Kaisercraft's "Lilac Avenue".

This is a sketch from someone but I can't remember who--that's what I get for making projects ahead of time, lol---sometimes I forget the deets!!  Anywho, I used a SB nestability (Mega Labels 8) to create the shape on the striped bottom part--they're great for doing that with.  The swirly leaves are another SB's die called "On the Vine"--I love this die!  You can use it as it is or cut pieces off or even cut just the leaves off--I've done all three before so it's very usable & versatile!  Then I took stickles and added them along the vine/leaves and some pearls on the vine as well. The bow was done with my fabby Bow Easy and the sentiment is from PTI's set "Tea for Two" (I put it on my acrylic block in a curve to match the curve of the circle--easy to do with acrylic stamps).

Whenever an image has large eyes like these stamps (or Victoria Case's) I always add some Diamond Glaze to them to make them shiny & realistic!  I also added some diamond glaze to her teacup & saucer--her petticoat got some blingy stickles! And she is of course colored with Copics!  I just love her & hope you do too!

I'll be back tomorrow with the Magnolia-licious DT Sketch project for July!!  See ya then!


  1. ....simply enchanting this card
    Greeting Karla

  2. Suzanne your card is just gorgeous and you sound like you are having a fabulous holiday! Thanks for sharing!
    Alicia xx

  3. Looks like you are having a wonderful time...your card is so cute and it looks like you've let your hair grow out.

  4. You're growing out your hair?? Sounds like your having a great time. I'm going to the Library today and I'll be looking for the authors you mentions. Always good to find great new reads. Enjoy!

  5. What a beautiful card! Love those KKS!
    Your hair looks great! You should grow it out. I'm so envious that you're meeting Mary Kay Andrews!!! I just re-read Hissy Fit for like the 4th time. Such a fun book. Thanks for sharing the authors you like the best - I always look back in your posts before heading to the library!

  6. Hey Suzanne glad to hear you are having a great time you deserve it ! I really like your hair longer it is very becoming to you.
    Love your card !

  7. Hey Suzanne~~ wow can I join you--sounds and looks like you are all having a BLAST!!!
    Your KK card is Beautiful as usual Hun!!
    Different about you--did you have extensions put in your hair???
    God Bless
    Mary Lou

  8. longer hair! Looks like your family is having a blast!

  9. This is an adorable card, love the colors.
    Your hair is longer :)

  10. Glad you're enjoying your vacation. The pictures look like y'all are having fun. You hair has gotten pretty long - I'm guessing extensions put in for such a drastic change so fast. It also looks lighter but that could be for all the sun and fun you're having.

  11. How FUN! I LOVE your new hair style, the longer hair looks fabulous!!

    YOU GO GIRL!! Hope you are having tons of FUN!!



  12. What a beautiful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Gorgeous card Suzanne! I've been looking at your youtube videos on how to color Magnolias over and over. Thank you so much for sharing your techniques with us!!!

  14. Gorgeous card Suzanne and it looks like you all are having a blast! I am so ready to get away! I love your new locks, did you grow it out that long without anyone noticing or do you have a few hair extensions in there? LoL It looks fantastic!

  15. Darling sweet card, Suzanne! And it looks like you're having a ball on vacay! Thx for sharing the pics! btw..........Love your new hairdo!!!
    Huggies ~

  16. Instantly I though hair extensions...However, all I know "you" by is your avatar which could be an old picture of you.

    Vacation sounds like fun..enjoy!!

  17. Your vacation sounds wonderful. A bit jealous here, but I live in Hawaii and the weather has been great and I'm retired so I guess I'm on vacation every day!! Great hubby lets me do my crafts all day if I want to.
    Anyway, enjoy the rest of your family get-away.
    I think maybe you have gotten hair extensions. Whether you did or grew out your hair, they look great.


  18. Suzanne...I LOVE your look FABULOUS hun!!! What are you 21? :) Seriously you look fantastic!!!!

    Your card is beautiful...absolutely love it!!!

    Hope you are having a blast!!!
    hugs~ Kim

  19. I just love Kraftin' Kimmie's images. Awesome card. The dress is amazing! Love the colors. Your hair looks great. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  20. Hair extensions? For your hair grew might fast! Yes, longer hair is it! You look great!!! HugZ Colleen

  21. Unless I'm blind...your hair is longer...a lot longer!!! Glad you are having a great vacation!

  22. Your hair is it looks
    great....Loved the pitcures of you
    and your family...Have a great time.
    Linda W.

  23. Love your vacation photos. The putt-putt and ice cream pics are just too funny. Love the title on the Namaste photo. Your card is just too sweet and thanks for the tip on the eyes. I'm not sure what everyone is talking about with the hair, but you look more tan to me. In any case, sounds like you're having fun. Thanks.

  24. OH my goodness, Suzanne!! Gabrielle looks incredible! LOVE the colour combo and you've coloured her beautifully!!!


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

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