Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Beach Blanket Bingo!!

Hello everyone & a Happy Tuesday to you all!  Well I did my rain dance yesterday and guess what?  IT RAINED, lol--yay!  Hopefully we'll get another rain later this week and we'll be good to go for a bit.  I hate moving sprinklers around every 40 mins--what a pain in the rear KWIM!  I'm catching up on lots of work this week as I leave next Tuesday for CHA in Chicago with my pal Marti :)  But keep checking in next week because I'll have a few pre-posts and some newsies from CHA for ya as well that you won't want to miss!  We did get some stuff done over the weekend--I'm painting our front door so I got the color picked out and we picked out a new door handle, knocker & plate for the front door as well.  I HATE brass anything, so we're switching over to aged bronze which is my fave!  Our new lights are aged bronze as well so the front of the house will be spiffy and now we just gotta get the windows washed in August & we're good to go in the front.  The backyard makeover will be starting while I'm away at CHA so I hope all goes smoothly.  My hubby's mom is coming to stay with Alexa while I'm gone at CHA.  Riley is leaving this Saturday to go to New York with my mom and sister to visit my grandmother & uncle for a week too--so lots of stuff going on and lots to get done too, lol!

I'll share the rest of my vacation pics with you later in the week!  Winner of the last Blog Candy (see this post) is: Pam Speck!!  Yay Pam--email me your address so I can get your goodies to ya! Thanks to everyone for the yummy desserts & recipes you shared with me.  I'll share more of mine with you soon!


-Don't forget the SUMMER SPECIAL that is still going on until the end of July at the Color Me Creative Classroom!  Take 2 Copic Classes & get $10 off, take 4 Copic Classes & get $20 off!!  See the details HERE!  And you can just join the main site Color Me Creative as well even if you don't sign up for a class--we have live Chats once a week everyone is welcome to, free resources, challenges and some new events will be coming! (next chat is tonite at 8:30-9:30 pm EST, come chat with me)

-Today is also the LAST day for pre-registration prices for the 2 NEW Cricut Classes with my pal Marti!  The classes launched yesterday and are ready for you to join and have fun with!  Visit the Color Me Creative Classroom (click on drop-down menu under Class Info/Pricing tab) to see all the details!

-Magnolia-licious has the NEW Bon Voyage Magnolia stamps for order HERE--they are DELISH I tell ya!  I love the ones from all the different countries--they are my favorites!

-Also my friend/owner Della of I Brake For Stamps will be selling the fabulous Posh Stamp Line (Dee Gruenig) very soon so stay tuned for that!  Come and join Club Posh HERE to meet new friends, share ideas & be inspired!

Beach Blanket Bingo

Today I'm sharing with you a Magnolia card I made for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge that I'm hosting over on Splitcoast Stampers!  I can't tell you all the details but if you're a Fan Club Member (or want to become one see here) you can access my challenge thread HERE!  If you want to try out one or all of the 33 Challenges that the Dirty Girls are hosting this week then visit this thread HERE!  If you do do all the challenges (yes you can combine them, lol) make sure to put it on that main thread because you'll be entered for a prize!   ALSO: I will be LIVE on my challenge thread from 3 pm until around 7 pm EST so stop by and chat for a second--I'd love to see you there! After that I'll be on the Color Me Creative Classroom Chat Box from 8:30 pm til 9:30 pm EST, lol!!

This is a fabulous summer Magnolia stamp called "Surf Tilda" from Magnolia-licious--isn't she a cutie?! (there is a matching Surf Edwin HERE too)  I based this card on some fabulous older summer/surfer movies that Annette Funicello was in back in the day (I love old movies)!  Remember "Beach Blanket Bingo" and "Bikini Beach" and all those oldie but goodies (see here for pics)--well that's how I envisioned this card.  Equal parts summer, fun and elegance!  The dp is by Memory Box "Jubilee" and then I've used a fabulous Prima pearl swirl to emulate waves lapping across the card!  The white trim is done with a MS border punch and I added a few pale blue dew drops to the side--I thought they looked like water bubbles.

I colored this image with Copics but I stamped & colored the surfboard twice so I could pop it up for more dimension.  Someone asked me what pop-dots I use and my faves of them all are these that I buy in packs from Create for Less HERE (I like the square 1/8" the best, but also have the 1/16" for a thinner pop dot too)!  I buy the (Copics Used:  B02,B00,B0000 & YG25,YG01,YG0000/Hair-E35,E31,YR20,E50)  The surfboard got a coat of diamond glaze then when that dried I added a thin coat of stardust stickles to the top for extra bling!  The blue parts of her swimsuit also got stickles on them :)

That's all for me today, whew---another long one, hee hee!  I'll be back on Thursday with a new project for ya along with a NEW Copic QuikBitz Video too :) so stay tuned!  Remember to join in on all those fabulous Dare to Get Dirty Challenges okay!!


  1. So very pretty. Your coloring... I wish i could color like that...:(

    I love the colors you used. Hope i win the lotery some time so i can buy me a lot of copic sketch...


  2. So soft and sweeet... beautiful as always

  3. This is a seriously CUTE card! I love it! The pearls really do give you the idea of waves!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  4. Suzanne your card is just awesome! Love the colors of the dp it just says "water fun"

  5. Suzanne!! It´s so gorgeous!!!:))) When I think you have done all you always surprise me with all your amazing creations!!!
    Amo todos os seus trabalhos, seu colorido é absolutamente incrível. Sorry... I had to say it in portuguese I always lost my words!!
    have a wonderful week!!

  6. WOW - what a FUN image!! Of course your coloring is wonderful on this - but that image - SO sorry that I didn't know about these summer kits - may have to go find this image and see about ordering. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Suzanne, Your card is fabulous, the images are adorable and the pearls are a great idea. they really do look like waves. I can only wish away our cold winter weather, thinking of you all in the warmer parts of the world gets me through. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

  8. Awesome job Suzanne! This really evolkes memories of those old movies...the soft blues and the pearl waves are sumptious! Pretty, pretty card...hugs...Barb

  9. Suzanne,
    What a beautiful card. I love the colors, dimension, layout everything!! You got me hooked on Magnolias:)

  10. Absolutely beautiful, love the colors

  11. So pretty!! I love this Magnolia collection!!

  12. So beautiful card Suzanne,i love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. sounds like you are a busy busy lady.. I wish I lived closer so I could go to CHA.. have fun.
    Your card is amazing as always.

  14. Oh gosh...the card is just stunning!!! Have the same Tilda and has it in my hands quite often to make a card the last weeks, but could not bring my ideas to paper...:( But this is just GREAT!!! Love all the colours and glitter!

  15. Hi Suzanne...another beautiful creation!! I love the soft colors...the blues and greens are perfect with your DP...also love the bling!! Pat Frank

  16. Gorgeous Suzanne! I love the colors you have chosen. Fabulous coloring.

  17. Gorgeous card, Suzanne! And I just love your coloring! Nice cool colors! Hugs, Cami

  18. She's beautiful, Suzanne! I love the pretty colors and your gorgeous coloring!! Fabulous! You are one busy lady!! LOL!

  19. Wow you do such wonderful work. I just ordered some Copics and got last sat. I tried them two times on challenge cards I posted. I think they came out ok but oh my yours are beautiful. You are so inspirational, thanks for sharing and silently teaching me ;)

  20. Wow Suzanne! Your beautiful cards and your busy life keep me coming back to check your blog again and again! I am amazed at how you do it all!! You are like the perfect mum/crafter/home decorator/teacher all-in-one. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Alicia xx

  21. Once again another stunning creation Suzanne xox

  22. beautiful job..I love those colors..question..do you arrange the perals one by one, or is it like a giant sticker, with them already connected?

  23. Beautiful card suzanne! The colours and your colouring are wonderful.
    Hugs Jacqueline

  24. Hi Suzanne! It has been forever since I have been here.... I just added myself as a follower. :) I think your cards are beautiful. Have a great day!

  25. Lucky for us you have that hot weather to keep you indoors and creating ;)

    Wonderful card - you always put so much into each and every one.

  26. Such a fresh color for a splash summer card Suzanne. Lovely swirl that created a wavy effect for Tilda to surf. Very neat!


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

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