Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pretty Peonies!

Hello my friends and Happy July to you all!  I'm baaaaaaaaaaaackkkk!  I had to be dragged back from my most favorite place on earth but it's good to be home, hee hee!  We had a fabulous vacation--the weather was PERFECT and it was even cooler in SC than it was here in VA!  It sure was nice to not have a schedule, not worrying about the to-do list and just sit back & relax!  I couldn't have asked for a better time with my family that's for sure!  I would have posted more last week but realized when I got down to SC I realized I forgot to take pics of some of my projects before I left, LOL!  So I'll be sharing those this week with ya'll!

I also read A LOT of books (15 in total, hee hee)--I read at the pool, the beach and every evening when everyone is sleeping so I can read a bunch in that time.  I'll share a few with you everyday that I really enjoyed along with a slideshow of pictures that I'll spread over a couple of days, because I also have A LOT of pictures to share too!  I've got pics of Savannah, the beach and Daufuskie Island, SC too!

Some Fabulous Books I read while on vacation:  The Art of Keeping Secrets, When Light Breaks & Driftwood Summer all by Patti Callahan Henry (if you like Karen White & Pat Conroy--these are a great combo of both); Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer; and The Language of Sand by Ellen Block!  ALL excellent! (Patti Callahan Henry is one of my new fave authors, I read ALL of her books while on vacay thanks to my handy-dandy Kindle, hee hee)

Slideshow #1 (4th of July and beach pics):


-Long Post below, but read carefully for a chance at some very DELISH Candy!  The last blog candy winner will be posted tomorrow!

-My Summer Special at the Online Copic Classroom "Color Me Creative" is still running thru the end of July!  Take any 2 Copic classes and get $10 refunded to you; take all 4 copic classes and get $20 refunded to you!  Refer a friend to get a great deal and if they sign up (let me know their name beforehand via email) you get $5 in referral bucks!  ALSO pre-registering this week will be new CRICUT CLASSES (intermediate/advanced & project oriented)--so look for those too!

-SCACD's DT has a new challenge on Monday's called "Make a Mess Monday" and it's all about gettin' messy & dirty with your crafting and having fun!  Susana's store has some new "messy fun" products in stock and we're gonna show you how to use 'em!  So stop by the store blog HERE to see the first challenge and join in!

Pretty Peonies

This project I whipped up yesterday after playing catch up with the mounds of mail and emails that piled up while I was away, hee hee!  I also had lots of new goodies that came while I was away so I bust some out of their packaging and put them to good use!  This is a NEW cutie pie called "Tilda with Peony" from the Wedding Collection at Magnolia-licious!  I kept the color palette simple with tones of white, cream and pale yellow!

The patterned paper that I used here is Webster's Pages "Lullaby Lane/Life's Portrait" paper pack--such pretty patterns in this, love it!  That fabbo cream colored frame is from a pack by Pink Paislee called "Artisan Elements" (see here)--they are kinda rubbery/vinyl feeling and are sticky on the back, really pretty & fun to use!  You can paint them, glitter them & distress them if you want too--I left mine plain!  The pretty yellow scrolls were made with some NEW Marianne Design dies that just came in at my pal Nikki's store HERE (I used the Frame Circle)--I love them and so easy to use!  And then I added a few roses from Wild Orchid Crafts on the left corner to finish it off---soft, pretty & elegant!

This cutie (Tilda with Peony from Magnolia-licious) was colored with my fave Copics (yellow: Y11,Y00,Y0000/hair: E25/E31/E50) and to tone down the yellow I bit I colored over the dark yellow with E51 to make it more buttery colored to match the tones in the papers!  And she got a bit of bling by putting stardust stickles on her dress bow, trim and peony petals.  Her shoes got a coat of diamond glaze to make them nice white patent leather shoes!

DELISH CANDY TIME:  Want to win this Magnolia stamp, a package of Pink Paislee frames and a copy of the Magnolia magazine "Midsummer Nights Dream"?  Let me know "what your favorite summertime dessert is" by leaving a comment on this post only by this Friday and one of you will be a lucky winner!!

See ya tomorrow!


  1. Suzanne, happy to see you back, your photos are gorgeous! Looks like ou had a great time!

    This card is amazing! I love this stamp and your colors are beautiful. You really make me miss my copics. I need refills on some and cannot afford it atm! :( Your coloring always blows me away!


  2. Just gorgeous Suzanne! Looks like yo had a fab holiday too.

  3. Hi Suzanne. I am so glad to see you are back...I am super happy that you all had such a great VACATION. Thanks for always sharing your wonderful pictures with us. They are great and I can not wait to see more. Now onto your fantastic card. She is sooooo cute, and I love love how you have colored her. I don't have any Magnolia stamps, but I sure love how you use them. As for that frame OMGosh it is just beautiful. Have a good day and take it slow getting back into the groove. You deserve it. Oh, and I am really liking your longer hair, what fun. Hugs, Lisa G

  4. Hey Suzanne what a great card I love her and would love to have her ! My favorite summertime dessert is Strawberry shortcake yummo :) Love the pictures of the beach just beautiful and glad you had a great time.

  5. Hi, Suzanne-
    Beautiful card, as usual. Love your hair coloring. Thank you for mentioning copics that you used.
    Thank you for sharing you talent with others.
    Cheers, Olga

  6. Spectacular card sweetie as usual. I would love a new Magnolia to color. One of my favorite desserts now while it is warm is strawberry shortcake, I make a lighter version since I am trying to watch my calories...yum yum!

  7. What a lovely card as always. Since it is Winter here in Australia I would love to be enjoying warmth and sunshine so I could eat my favourite fruit salad and ice cream yumo!!!

  8. This card is just fabulous, love those yellows and flourishes. I would love one of these stamps, my favorite summer time yum yum is grapes, I love grapes, frozen or cold.

  9. Hi Suzanne,

    Welcome back ;-)
    I love your card, it's so beautiful, as usual...
    My fave summertime dessert is fruit cocktail with some vanilla ice cream... mmmmmmmmm


  10. Gorgeous card as always. I luuuuv that color combo for hair (it's new to me). Looks & sounds like you all had a blast! My fav summertime dessert is (still) frozen grapes. My mom was an obsessive health nut & this is the kind of "ice cream" she would let us have (but I still love to pop those in my mouth on a hot summer day!)
    Big hugs!

  11. Welcome back!!! Glad y'all had fun and were able to relax.

    My favorite is banana cream pie but since I am not eating that at this time I love grilled nectarines. The brown sugar coating isn't the leanest but I am only 1/2 so that dosen't count...right?!!!

  12. Hello Suzanne
    This is a beautiful card,and I love the frame!!


  13. Hi Suzanne,
    Glad you had a great time on vacation. I love the Tilda in yellow, she's just gorgeous!! My favorite summertime desert is strawberry shortcake! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. The card is so cute and delicate! My favorite summertime dessert is fresh strawberries on a slice of poundcake, with whipped cream on top. :)

  15. Yahoooo you are back! Wonderful pics!!!
    Well Ice cream is unbeatable anytime lol!

  16. Hi suzanne, Your card is gorgeous as always. Thanks for sharing the copic color combos and the chance at some candy! My favorite summer desert would be strawberries not just any ole berries(they have to be from a local farm Driscoll's Berries) cover those babies is some cool whip and I am good to go! ~ Angela Mireles

  17. Gorgeous card! But they always are!!!

    My fave summer desert is strawberry shortcake. I change it up a little this year and made it into a trifle with white chocolate cheesecake custard and some strawberry Danish Desert. There wasn't a drop leftover. Next time I'll have to make two!!!

    Christine N

  18. Hi Suzanne, glad to see you are back and what a lovely photo's you have taken from your vacation!

    Fab card you've made, the details are awesome and of course the coloring...yummie.

    My favorite summertime dessert is definitely a simple bowl of fresh and sweet strawberry's. Nothing can compete to that for that summery feeling;-)

    Have a wonderful day,
    Inge xx

  19. Love your card! My favorite summertime dessert is called Angel Delight...angle food cake, dream whip, vanilla, and frozen strawberries. Yummy!

  20. Hi Suzanne,
    Welcome back! Great to hear you had a wondeful holiday! The pictures are awesome! Thank you for sharing! And I love your new profile picture with the ocean behind!!!

    Your card is beautiful! Such a pretty color combo! Love those yellow swirls!

    My favorite summertime dessert is a bowl of fresh fruit salad or any fruit sorbet:-)

    Hugs to you

  21. Welcome back Suzanne!! Great pics!!! What a beautiful vacation spot! Love your card today - just beautiful as always!! Favorite summertime dessert has GOT to be Tiger Tiger ice cream!! Love it!! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Glad your back Suzanne and it looks like you had a fabulous holiday. I love this card, the yellows are just gorgeous and I love the soft tones. My favourite summertime dessert would have to be strawberry cheesecake ...Yum!

    Liza x

  23. Welcome back Suzanne, your holiday photos look fabulous. Gorgeous card, amazing colouring as always!! Favourate summertime dessert would be Strawberry Cheesecake, have a great week, take careX:)

  24. wow this is just so beautiful and elegant!! Love the colours! such a gorgeous crreation! Hugs Juls

  25. I love your holiday pics Suzanne... sure looked beautiful.

    Oh wow... you colouring of Tilda is fabulous... still struggling with my copics. That frame is gorgeous! Have a great day, Hugs, Nikki x

  26. So glad you had a great vacation! There's nothing like HHI! We didn't get to go this year, so I'm loving your pics!!! My favorite summer dessert is strawberry shortcake!!

  27. Hi Suzanne,

    Welcome back! Sounds like you had a fabulous time...SC is the best!! Your Tilda is amazing as always and I would love to get my hands on her. My favorite summertime dessert is a brownie trifle that you make with white chocolate pudding, cream cheese, and brownies...yummmmm!

  28. Hi Suzanne,
    Glad you had a wonderful vacation! That is exactly the way I love to spend it and at the beach too!
    Tilda with a peony is so elegant! Love the frame and the swirls too!
    My fave summer dessert is Fresh Strawberry Pie...no cooking required!
    Thanks for the offer of sweets!
    Hugs to you,

  29. Welcome back Suzanne!!

    Your card is just beautiful, Tilda is so sweet in yellow. My favorite summer dessert is Maple Walnut ice cream. Thanks for the chance ti win!!

  30. My favorite summertime dessert is Strawberry Shortcake.... homemade shortcake, fresh-picked berries, and fresh whipped cream.... mmmmmmmmm

  31. Suzanne, happy to see you back, your photos are gorgeous! Looks like you had a great time!

    My Favorite summer time Yummy, is by far strawberry shortcake.. Yummo!! :=) Denise

  32. Your work is gorgeous as always, Suzanne!

    My favorite summer dessert is ice cream - I could live on that stuff!!!!!

  33. beautiful card. the details are amazing.

  34. Your card is just gorgeous!!! Takes my breath away just looking at it!!!

    So glad your home from a much needed vacation, but we missed your wonderful creations this past week!

    My favorite summer dessert is "Strawberry Shortcake" made with homemade biscuts, strawberries, a scoop of vanilla iceceam and topped with whipped cream. (the biscut of course needs to be a littel warm from the oven still for that heavenly taste).

    Enjoy your summer!
    Fairport, NY

  35. Your card is gorgeous, I love the colour and the frame element and the image, in fact you always make the cards look so special with the elements you use.
    You look liked you really had a fun time on you hols, hopefully fully refreshed.
    My favourite summer dessert is waffleberry pudding, it is waffles, raspberries and white chocolate chips layered up and covered in a mix of creme fresh, eggs and sugar, baked in the oven and served with a dusting of icing sugar and vanilla ice creme - yummy.
    Sarah x

  36. Welcome back, and glad to hear you had a great vacation!

    This card is just stunning...from the beautifully coloured image right down to every last embellishment.

    Hmmm...my favourite summertime dessert? That would have to be Cool and Creamy Chocolate Pie...oreo cookie crumb crust, cream cheese,chocolate pudding, Cool Whip and chopped up Mars bars as a garnish...yum. (Is 10:00 am too early to go have a piece?? lol)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Welcome Suzanne,

    Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation - you're rested, relaxed and rejunvenated right??? Love the new card and your pics.....my favorite summer dessert would be nice, juicy, sweet watermelon that runs down your arm when eating it.

    Heidi (cardsbyheidi@gmail.com)

  38. Beautiful Card Suzanne. My favorite summertime dessert is Jello Cake. It's cool, fruity, refreshing and just so yummy. One of my favs!


  39. Welcome back Suzanne!
    Glad you had a restful, wonderful vac! Pics are GREAT!
    Your card is beautiful as always!
    My favorite summer dessert is anything strawberry!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Hands down, no need to think about it, strawberry shortcake!!

  41. Welcome home, Suzanne! Love the little yellow dress on Tilda. Beautifully done. My favorite summer dessert is fresh raspberries and homemade ice cream. It's just the best.

  42. Your card is so beautiful! I love the soft yellows. Your artwork is spot on as usual. My favorite summertime dessert? I use plain yogurt with fresh fruits and a bit of sugar and vanilla to freeze into good ole' fashioned popsicles. Delish! Elle K.

  43. Welcome back we missed you. Your card is so pretty, I am loving the soft yellows. I would love to have this stamp,so cute.
    My favorite summertime dessert would be Homemade Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream. That is one thing my mom nails every time. Yummy!!

  44. Suzanne,

    Missed ya, love that you are back. Yellow is a favorite color, love the card. Favorite summertime dessert is strawberry shortcake. Not with the shortcake you buy in the store but with light Angel Food cake. Yummy!

    Debbie Delucchi

  45. Welcome BACK!!!

    I had a great time following you all along with you wonderful pics and I am still Loving you new hair style.

    Very excitied about Marti's Cricut classes and will be registering on Monday for the Pagoda Class! WOOHOO!!

    Hope you have a great week back...and my favorite Summer Dessert is fresh Strawberry Shortcake...make with Freshly Whipped Cream, fresh Strawberries and homemade shortbread, still warm out of the oven!!

    Yum!!! Now I want some!!

  46. Welcome home!! I can't tell you and your daughter apart with your new do.
    Beautiful work as always. I loved, loved, your pictures, especially the black and white footprints...so nice!! My favorite summertime desert has got to be strawberry shortcake with homemade shortcake, not the hockey pucks you buy. Thanks for a chance to win the Magnolia stamp. I want them all after I see your designs.

  47. What a precious card - using the colors the way you did really gave it a calm, peaceful feeling!! Also love your pics of the SC beach (when we visit my DGS and daughter we spend lots of time at Sullivan's Island - beautiful!!!!) Thanks for the chance to win!

    Oh, my favorite summer dessert is ice cold watermelon and lots of it!

  48. Welcome back! 15 books - wow - I will have to check some of them out as I LOVE reading almost as much as I love crafting!!

    I love peonies - they remind me of my grandmother - thanks for the chance to win her!!!

    Favorite summer dessert - hmmmmmmmm- key lime pie!

  49. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. This is just breath taking. I am always so amazed when I see one of your awesome cards. My favorite dessert is watermelon.

  50. Love your white, cream and pale yellow "Tilda with Peony" card.

    My favorite summertime dessert is Strawberry Shortcake made with fresh strawberries from my mother-in-laws garden.

  51. Your card is gorgeous, I really love youre coloring.
    Mij favorite dessert is fresh fruit salat with strawberry, pineapple, kiwi

  52. Oh wow...what stunning photos!!! This looks just lovely and I have never been to such a lovely beach!! (except during my honeymoon in the Caribbean)....but as Austria is in the middle of Europe we have no sea around us and the Mediteranian Sea and beaches looks quite different!
    I also love your new card!! Great!!!

  53. Wow! I love your card.

    My favourite summertime dessert is Strawberry Shortcake. Yum!!

  54. What a stunning card!! I love the pale color theme.

    My favorite dessert for summer...Razzleberry pie. It has raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blue berries. YUM!!!

  55. Ohhh wowwww Suzanne,So wonderful card,i love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  56. Your photos are lovely, Suzanne and it looks like you all had a great time on your hols!
    Tilda looks extra specially cute in her yellow dress - awesome card.
    My fave Summer dessert is Summer Pudding.
    Diane x

  57. Hey welcome back :)
    Great foto's.
    I am happy to hear you did have FAB vacation, my weather was rainy, but i did enjoy my vacation inside :)
    My favorite summertime dessert is cold watermelon ( I do remember :) you say once that you don't like watermelon) Hope I have chance to win heeheehe.
    Great to see you back.

  58. Love the crisp look of the card. Of course next to peach, yellow is my favorite. :-)

  59. Ohhhhh... great card! Lovely yellows! Would love to win your delish candy!! My favorite summer dessert is ICE CREAM!!! :) THANKS!

  60. Thanks for sharing your pics with us. Looks like a great time was had by all.

    My favorite summertime treats are the summertime fruits....watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, peaches, grapes, cherries...yummy

    Denise from Chicago

  61. Welcome back!
    Glad you had a great vacation. My favorite summer treat is fresh fruit. i just love peaches and cherries.

  62. Lovely card, as always! Also enjoyed your vacation pics....we've been to SC many times, it's one of our favorites! Fresh fruit has to be my favorite summertime dessert, especially cantaloupe....love it!

  63. Hi Suzanne!!!! I'm so glad your back. I check your blog everyday, and I love it!! You're card is beautiful, as always, and your coloring is amazing!!!

    My fav. summertime dessert is vanilla cheesecake that my 15 year old daughter makes. She is an excelent cooker. I feel lucky!!!
    hugs, Alicia :o)

  64. Glad you are back and had such a great vacation. I love the colors of this card, so beautiful. Hands down, my favorite summer dessert is homemade icecream. We made chocolate peanut butter for the fourth and loved it.

  65. Wow, Suzanne, wonderful card as always! Your colouring is so dramatic; what an eye-catching card! That frame is perfect!!!

    My favorite summertime dessert is one my mom made in the 60's... Lemon Freeze! It was so tart you puckered up eating it... but what a refreshing treat on a hot summer day!

    Great to see you back again; those slides are wonderful, looks like you had a fabulous time!

  66. Welcome back - glad you had a great time!
    This is a sweet card - love the colors!
    My favorite summer sweets would have to be a tie between ice cream and strawberry shortcake. I love them both!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Donna G

  67. Hey! Glad you had an amazing and relaxing vacation. I'm just loafing around here now that school is out and really need to head to the beach.

    Love the newest card. Tilda is so cute in yellow. It's my mom's favorite color so I bet she would just die to get her hands on it.

    Since I'm in VA too, my favorite summertime dessert is fresh picked "donut" peaches from Carter Mountain...YUMMMMOOOOO!!! If you have never had a chance to visit the orchard there (http://www.cartermountainorchard.com), you've just got to put that on your list of to-dos this summer. Peaches are ripe for the pickin' right now.

    It would be awesome to get together with you someday.


  68. Beautiful card...relaxing photos!

    My favorite summer treat is a banana popsicle.

  69. OMGosh Suzanne! I love this card! It's so pretty & cheery. I'm not usually a 'yellow' person but I love this! Love the frame too.

    My favorite summertime dessert has got to be strawberry shortcake. Yummy! It's light & naturally sweet & so delish! Of course you've got to put a dollop of french vanilla ice cream on top if you're out of whipped topping. Okay........now you're making me hungry. hahaha

    Thanks so much for offering such a sweet sweet prize from such a sweet sweet person.

    Huggies ~

  70. Hi Suzanne, so glad you're home but sooooo happy for you that you had such a fun and relaxing vaca. Thanks for sharing pictures. These are wonderful. What beautiful water and beaches. Love your card, as usual. Magnolias are my favorites. These colors are so soothing. My favorite all time summer dessert is homemade ice cream. Yum :o)

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  72. Welcome back! What an adorable card, she is soooo cute.
    My favorite summer treat is sweet, juicy watermelon.

  73. A very elegant card...

    my favorite summertime dessert is strawberry jello cake!!

    Have a great Day!
    ~Ann C

  74. Hello Suzanne,
    Oh what a lovely card this is.
    Beautiful coloured and I love this stamp of the Magnolia collection very much!
    My favorite summer dessert is a big bowl of exotic fruit, like pineapple,papaya and mango.
    Have a nice week!

  75. Welcome Home! I would love to know about the place you rented. I would like to rent it myself. I'm glad you had a great time and got to enjoy peace and relaxation. My most favorite summer dessert is strawberry pie with the glaze ontop. Very yummy...

  76. Welcome Home! I would love to know about the place you rented. I would like to rent it myself. I'm glad you had a great time and got to enjoy peace and relaxation. My most favorite summer dessert is strawberry pie with the glaze ontop. Very yummy...

  77. Ok, first of all my favorite dessert is good spring, summer, winter or fall but....There's nothing better to me than a large piece of peach pie (homemade) with real, yup (the kind that's gonna land right on my hips) whipped cream. Of course must be accompanied by the old vanilla bean ice cream. If the pie is warm, you can bet i'll be napping shortly thereafter :)

  78. Hi Suzann....I an so glad that your trip was great...and you and
    your family had quality time together that is where memories are made of and something to always look back on
    My favorite is strawberries short cake....great to use fresh strawberries right off the vine.....LOL
    Big Texas HUGS
    Linda W.

  79. I would have to say that my favorite dessert is all of the juicy summertime fruit. Yummy. Even the kids love a big bowl of watermelon.

  80. As always such a stunning card!! I love the swirls and the beautiful frame behind her. My favorite desert, homemade Chocolate Chip Mint Ice cream. My daughters and I have fun making homemade ice creams througout the summer.

  81. I'm new to your blog and learning so much. Thanks for the great samples and detailed photos.

    I'd have to say Watermelon Sherbet for my favorite summertime dessert.

  82. oh how pretty! My favorite summer dessert is Strawberry shortcake!! mmm

  83. Suzanne,
    Welcome home. Another gorgeous card here - you're so talented.

    My favorite summertime dessert is strawberry shortcake with really sweet whipped cream. othing can beat it on a hot, summer day!

    Thanks for another chance to win great blog candy.


  84. Love everything you have done!!!!!!
    I wish I was this good with my copics ( guess it's time I look into a class )
    And my favorite summer dessert is key lime pie :) I just started making it last year didnt know what I was missing.

  85. Looks like you enjoyed your vacay. Thanks for listing the copics that you use on your images. It makes it easier for those of us that see a combination that we love. My favorite summertime dessert is ice cream (actually it's great all year round). However, when we pick strawberries we like to make homemade strawberry ice cream. YUMMMMMM!

  86. You have done a wonderful job again. Love everything about your card!!!!
    My fav. summer dessert is ice-cream. (Coffee, strawberry or chocolate) LOL.


  87. Glad that you are back and had a great vacation. Your photos made me miss South Carolina.
    My favorite summer and winter dessert is ice cream. My daughter-in-law and I always sneak off for ice cream whenever we are together.
    I like your hair long. You and your daughter look so much alike.

  88. Great photos of vacation and gorgeous card. My fav summertime dessert is strawberry shortcake.

  89. I love this image and your Copic coloring. Tilda looks so summery!

    My favorite summertime dessert is homemade ice cream. There is a dairy farm near us that makes delicious ice cream. There is nothing better than taking a trip out in the country and eating homemade ice cream while sitting on the porch in a rocking chair and looking out over the fields as the sun sets.

    Glad you had a great vacation!


  90. Great photos of the beach, but guess you have been seeing bunches of photo's of our beach in the papers and on the TV, along the coast of Grand Isle, LA.. My favorite summer dessert is Punch Bowl Strawberry Cake..Soooo good.. no cooking involved!!! (Glad you had a great time and are home, missed you!!)

  91. This card is so beautiful - like being in a field of daffodils when Spring first arrives. My favorite summer dessert is old-fashioned strawberry shortcake (with the biscuits, not cake), and fresh whipped cream, like my grandmother always made it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  92. This card is just beautiful. My favorite summer desert has to be strawberry shortcake.

  93. Suzanne, I love this soft yellow and cream Tilda You inspire me every time I see your work. I learned so much from your tutorials from Susanna's site. I am a copic junkie! My favorite summertime dessert is homemade fresh peach ice cream--and since I live in the SC peach capital--Edgefield County, they are wonderful!! Would love to win this stamp! Kath

  94. She is gorgeous!!! Favorite dessert? Any fruit...or strawberry shortcake! But back to Tilda...she is just stunning! Your cards are a bit intimidating to look at (that's a compliment...rereading it I was afraid it didn't sound like one!) but soooo inspiring!!

  95. Welcome back, friend!!!! Love the pictures of your trip and the family, thank you for sharing the peaceful beach and lovely scenery.... Looks like you all had a wonderful time, good for you!!!

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous, so yummy with those colors, it's just beautiful!! You amaze me with your talent.

    My favorite summertime dessert is a toss between good old cut up watermelon - Love it - and of course, strawberry shortcake, or strawberries on anything or by themselves....berries, berries, berries!!

    Welcome back again, Suzanne, you have been a missed person!!!!

  96. fun pics and great card, my fave dessert is pavlova covered in fresh fruit mmmmmm i can almost taste it lol

  97. Very pretty card, love the stamp and yellow coloring and I'm not a big fan of yellow. My fav summertime dessert is definitely ice cream, preferably hot fudge sundae with UDF fudge nut sundae ice cream. Liz S.

  98. Hi Suzanne, I LOVE this card! The yellow is so soft and beautiful! My favorite summer time dessert has to be Strawberry short cake! I love it on a real southern biscuit, not a cake! With vanilla ice cream instead of whip cream! Yum! I could go for one now!! Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful blog candy!!

  99. Gorgeous card, Suzanne! I love the yellows (my fav) and all the beautiful details! Welcome back, glad you had a great time! :)

  100. Glad your home safe and sound Suzanne. Just think only 334 days left until your next vacation. You have a beautiful family cherish them they grow up much to fast.
    My favorite dessert is called a Frosty Treat It's made with orange jello, mango oranges, pinapples and cool whip mixed with lemon pie filling Its GREAt and very refreshing in these hot summer days.
    Carol Evans

  101. Glad you're back! Pictures are beautiful. I'm going on vacation, and getting married on Aug 2. Beautiful card! My favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake.

  102. Gorgeous Suzanne... Love the colours you have used...
    I also just did this little cutie and will be posting her on THursday.

    Welcome home but I know it's just to leave again soon. Just as I am/
    CHA here we come...
    hugs, Janiel

  103. I'm so glad you're back! I've missed your daily posts, but I'm glad you had a wonderful time! I just love the ocean! Your card is so pretty. I love the soft yellow & white look. My favorite summer dessert would have to be a Cherry Starkiss from Dairy Queen! They are so sweet and refreshing! :) Welcome back!

  104. Beautiful project Suzanne! Love the colors and the frame.

    My favorite summer dessert is Punch Bowl Cake made with homemade Angel Food Cake, fresh cherry pie filling, fresh pineapple, strawberries, bananas, vanilla pudding, and cool whip with everything layered in a punch bowl, topped off with whole strawberries dipped in chocolate and chocolate drizzle. It's sooo yummy!!!! But, you better be feeding a crowd because it doesn't keep long.

    Thanks for the chance to win those great products!
    "Hugs" Carol

  105. Your card is beautiful I love how you colored the cute Tilda image. Nice layout.

    My favorite summertime dessert would be mint chocolate chip ice cream.

    Thanks for a chance to win some sweet candy.

  106. Welcome back from SC. I live up the coast and I still love to go to HH and Fripp. I hope you read The Water Is Wide. It is one of my favorite Pat Conroy novels. Dufaskie Island is great and my favorite island is Fripp.

    My favorite summer dessert is a fruit salad. I just go buy whatever fresh fruit is available, cut it up and spinkle sugar over it. Let it marinate in the fridge for an hour or two so all those delicious juices blend together. I like it plain, but it is delish over vanilla ice cream or pound cake too.

  107. Lovely card! I love Tilda and you always make her look spectacular! My favorite summer dessert is a banana split cake. Yummy!

  108. Your card is stunning as usual!!! I love this Tilda so sweet ahhhh would love to have her! Thanks for the chance.Sooo glad your back!
    My favorite summer time desert is ice cream ,of course its my ALL time favorite, not just summer, but there is something about eating it when it is sooooo hot outside. Reminds me of when I was a child, eating it under the tree out back, such wonderful memories!

  109. Glad to see you back. Love your hair. My favorite summer desert is fresh strawberries and shortcake. This card is absolutely gorgeous. Love it.

  110. Love your card and the colors are so soft and kind of creamy like the homemade ice cream that my parents made when I was a little girl. I would have to say that the homemade peach ice cream would be my favorite summertime dessert. And this Magnolia Tilda stamp would be one of my favorite ones to purchase next!

  111. This card is gorgeous!! The first thing that caught my eye was that frame!! So creamy and rich looking! Which brings me to my favorite summertime dessert-definitely strawberry shortcake with mounds of REAL whipped cream! Yum!

  112. Wow Suzanne, fabulous pictures of your holiday. What an awesome card. I would love to have the chance to win such a beautiful stamp.
    Thanks Hugs xx

  113. Cool and delicious is Grape Baravian, made with lemon jello, grape juice and cool whip.....
    Yummy like your gorgeous cards.

  114. Suzanne..Love the Cream, White and Yellow. I have seen this in a lot of colors and this one is my favorite. For my favorite summer tiime dessert is has to be Peach & Raspberry cobbler. I just LOVE it...... Your coloring is awesome..

  115. Suzanne, your Tilda with Peony card is gorgeous as usual. I love the colors you used.

    My favorite summer dessert is Berry Fool or Rhubarb Pie!

  116. Love the yellows!!!!
    My favorite summertime desert has always been strawberry shortcake until recently. One of my "scrapbooking friends" brought a caramel pie to a crop we had. It is a frozen pie topped with toasted coconut and pecans. YUMMY!!
    Deb W

  117. Suzanne, such a darling card! Love all this yellow. Very beautiful.
    As far as my favorite desert: its strawberry shortcake.


  118. Just love the Tilda card with the soft colors. Glad you enjoyed the vacation time!
    My favorite summer dessert is a bowl of Blueberries,especially some of the 25 pounds we picked last weekend. Yum...

  119. Welcome back! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the soft yellow!
    My favorite summer dessert is homemade ice cream - any flavor! There is just nothing like it!!!

  120. Missed you while you were gone, but I love the beach too and understand the draw of it! I hope you were able to indulge in my favorite summer time dessert while vacationing - ice cream! My favorite flavor? Chocolate Peanut Butter- yum!

  121. I just found your blog and so glad I did. You do wonderful work so inspiring and so I went out and ordered some Copic markers and can't wait till they come. You do beautiful work.
    My favorite summer time dessert is either watermelon or if its a cake I take an angle food cake package(the one package type vs. two step kind) and a med size can crushed pineapple blend two together with spatula and bake @350 for 30-35 min. serve with cool whip..so refreshing and good. (its a weight watchers recipe) I love it.

  122. Wowzer Suzanne! What great pics! Looks like you had one fabulous vacation! I have got to get one of those Kindle's love to read but hate to haul all of the books. I four large bookcases overflowing now!
    I love the Tilda! The colors are fabulous and that frame is well....fantastic! I love it!
    My favorite summer time desert has to be hands down Strawberry Shortcake! Yummy!
    Welcome Back, I missed you, girlfriend!

  123. Glad your vacation went well, but happy to have you back. :) My favorite summertime dessert is all the delicious summer fruits I can't have other times, like watermelon, cherries, and peaches. Thanks for the chance to win!

  124. My all time favorite dessert is a huge slice of lemon meringue pie - but the meringue has to be a minimum of three inches high!!

  125. Your card is gorgeous... and it sounds like you had a wonderful vacay!!!

    My fave dessert is just plain ole' strawberries & whip cream.... love them! When I was pregnant with my youngest, that was all I wanted & it just stuck with me..... I'm still having the cravings 10 years later, lol!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  126. Hi Suzanne. Glad you had a great vacation. Wow, you must be a fast reader. I couldn't get threw that many books that quickly.
    Your card is beautiful as always. Love that new frame as well. Tilda is so cute. I have Peonies in three different colours in my garden every year they are so huge and colourful.
    I don't really know if my favorite summer time dessert has a name but I'll tell you how to make it. n a lasagna type dish put a layer of Ice cream sandwiches, Top with a layer of Cool whip, Drizzle with Caramel ice cream topping, Sprinkle with Skor Bits and then repeat the whole thing again for a second and glorious layer. Keep cool until serving and cut into large squares and serve with a fork. It is to die for. Very fast to make and everyone loves it. Great to take to someones house if you are providing dessert that night. Adults and kids alike enjoy seconds of this dessert.
    Ok so I'm off to see what the other ladies have for desserts. Maybe I can snag a recipe or two. Thanks for a chance at the Blog Candy.
    Susie Noël

  127. Welcome back, Suzanne. My favorite summer dessert is Blueberry Buckle with a nice crunchy topping. MMMMMM!!

  128. beautiful pics from your vacation! The beach is the best. My favorite summer dessert is a frozen fruit slush-YUM!

  129. I love your pictures. I wish I could go to the beach! My favorite dessert for the summer is ice cream.

  130. Hi Suzanne, welcome back!! Good to hear you had such a fab time and your pics are beautiful! So is your card, I love it!!
    My fav Summer dessert is a simple, fresh, cold fruit salad... some mixed strawberries, melon, cherries, and banana... Yummmm! Thanks for a chance to win!
    Hugz, Irma

  131. Hi Suzanne, I love your card, this one and all the previous cards. You do such a wonderful job on the coloring and design. My favorite summer dessert is Blueberry (or blackberry, or raspberry) crisp. With or without ice cream. I have a wonderful recipe, and there is never any left over at my house. Berries are good cancer stoppers!
    Smiles, Candy

  132. GORGEOUS artwork...as usual!! My favorite summertime dessert is fruit smoothies!

  133. WOW - what great coloring! You inspire me. My favorite for summer is strawberry shortcake with cool whip - yes, cool whip - I don't like real whipped topping and I know I'm strange!

    Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp.

  134. So glad you had a great vacation. This card is gorgeous. The yellows are so pretty. My favorite summertime dessert is S'mores made over the campfire.

  135. Love those black and white photos. What a great vacation. My fav summer dessert has to be peach cobbler that my mother in law makes with peaches from her tree! Thanks!

  136. Looks like your vacation was wonderful.....love your photos and of course that beautiful little Magnolia image. My favorite dessert is home made lemon meringue pie......and or any kind of fresh fruit with real whipping cream on it......

  137. Good to have you back. Your card is beauriful, as usual.
    My favourite summertime dessert has to be fruit salad and ice cream. Living in Africa we have such wonderful fresh fruit.

  138. Gorgeous card yet again! Love the yellows. speaking of yellows, my favorite summertime treat is handmade fresh lemon sorbet! My mouth just starts watering thinking about it. Thanks again for sharing all you do!

  139. your card is super pretty. My favorite desert in the summer is a raspberry milkshake. We always go out to my friends and pick fresh rasberries nothing like a good cold drink to chill you out when it hot out.

  140. I reallllllly like the soft yellow you used...sooooooooooooo nice!
    Jan Castle

  141. My favorite dessert is Kaluha Truffle, yum, yum. Welcome back.

  142. Love love love the card! So bright and summery...speaking of summer, my favorite summer desert would have to be ice cold watermelon!

  143. I love this card..the gorgeous colors, the scrumptious embellishments and most of all your beautifully colored Tilda with Peony! I'm always in awe of your copic coloring but this one is even more awesome. I feel like I could reach out a feel the silky strands of her hair...So lovely!!!

    My favorite summertime dessert would be ice cream sundaes with fresh berries...strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, marianberries...Love them all!

  144. WOW! I love your card. But everything you do is just wonderful. I wish I was as creative as you. :)

    I would say my favorite summertime dessert is a strawberry shortcake but I like mine with nonfat vanilla yogurt. YUMMY!!!!

    Thank you for a chance to win.

    Lisa V.

  145. Oh i really love this card.
    The colors you used are so sweet and soft. What a great price to win.
    My favorite summertime dessert is strawberryicecream.
    Love all your cards especially the distressed ones.

  146. Your vacation sounded fabulous! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love anywhere by the water and the beach pics made me want to be there so bad! Tilda with Peony card is awesome and your coloring is perfect as always! Love the flourish elements you added to the card! Favorite summer dessert is strawberry pie made in the Shoney's version. I have the recipe and it comes out so, so good!

  147. Thanks for sharing your pics. Looks like a wonderful vacation! Your card is just beautiful. The colors are so soft and pretty! My favorite summertime dessert would probably be fresh strawberry pie.

  148. Your card is absolutely beautiful. I have learned so much about copic markers and crafting since I've started reading your blog, thank you.

    My favorite summertime dessert, next to ice cream, is strawberry shortcake. I love the taste of fresh strawberries with whip cream. Plus, I think it is a refreshing summertime treat.

  149. Welcome Back! And thank you for all the beautiful inspiration you
    send our way. My favorite summer
    time dessert is strawberry shortcake. Hugs, Fran B.

  150. Beautiful card! My all time favorite summer dessert is my mom's strawberry short cake with whip cream and homemade (hand churned!) ice cream.

  151. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday. Thanks for sharing your book list too, I'm looking for something good to read at the minute!
    My favourite summer dessert has to be fruit salad (with lashings of fresh cream of course!)
    Beautiful card BTW!

  152. Beautiful card and she looks so feminine.

    My favourite summertime dessert is ice cream. Pralines and Cream to be exact.

    Shirley B

  153. Ice cream! and lots of it!

  154. Looks like a fabulous time and gorgeous area to visit.
    Your card is gorgeous as always! I love the yellows, so soft and pretty. I must try that combination sometime. Of course I probably need a few more colors and that gorgeous image. LOL
    My favorite summer treat is one from my childhood. My mom would always make homemade butterfinger ice cream. Yummmm I need to find an ice cream freezer and re introduce my kids to that fab dessert!

  155. Welcome back Suzanne. Looks as if you had a wonderful time and got a much needed relaxing break. I love your photos - the black and white ones especially. Love the footprints photo. My favourite dessert for summer - has to be strawberry shortcake. So yummy.

  156. Home made ice cream with any fresh fruit is "out of this world". Your Tilda reminds me of lemon ice cream. You did such a great job (as always) of coloring her and that die cut is sooooo pretty! I have two of those dies and I have posted one of them on my blog. They are sooooooo pretty! Have a great week!

  157. Welcome back Suzanne!! We all missed you!! What a wonderful and relaxing time!!
    Your card is stunning as each one you do. The colors are wonderful, the image is so cute and it has your special touch. Perfect, as always!!!:)))
    My favourite dessert is always a chocolate ice cream!!!:)))
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love

  158. We love Blueberry Dumplings! This is a Paula Deen recipe and a good dollop of REAL whipped cream on top makes it perfect!!
    Thanks for sharing so much creativity!

  159. Hi Suzanne!
    Love the card, the coloring is perfect, as usual!
    My favorite summertime dessert is definately Strawberries, Angel Food Cake & Whipped topping! Yum!

  160. My favorite summer dessert is fresh strawberry pie. Yum Yum

  161. My favourite summer dish is anything with LEMONS, there is just something about lemon anything in the summer, my family and friends love my Lemon mousse cake, so refreshing after a summer BBQ!!!

  162. Your Magnolia card is so beautiful!

    Chocolate icecream or strawberries.

  163. Suzanne,

    I love your blog, your creative style is so inspiring!

    Your photos of your vacation are beautiful! the dunes pictures were my favorites!

    My favorite dessert in the summer as well as the fall would have to be TAFFY APPLE SALAD! Love it!!!

    :) Christine

  164. Welcome home and thanks for sharing the pictures! The card is darling...you really give life to these stamps. My favorite summer dessert is peanut buster bar dessert...a frozen ice cream dessert. It's great to have on hand in the freezer.

  165. Suzanne, I love the yellows in this card so much. Plus the frame.I don't have any of the Magnolia stamps so should start investing in these. My favorite summer time dish is fruit and more ftuit. Fruit salad always made up ahead of time. The more the better. Coupled with yogurt and it's almost zero calories.
    Peace, Becky Johnson

  166. This magnolia stamp is so precious....and I loe the pink paislee frames.

  167. Hi Suzanne, what a great card, I love your coloring, also love the yellow theme. My favorite summertime dessert is combination of french fries and ice cream, eaten at the same time (if you think it's yucky, try it, you'll never look back, lol)
    Hugs, Irene

  168. Glad you had a super vacation. This card is so awesome. The colors are beautiful because of your coloring. Very adorable.


  169. Oh my goodness this is absolutely stunning hun! Gorgeous card! Love everything about it!!! So glad to hear that you had a wonderful vacation hun...you so deserve it!:) This is my ultimate favorite summer dessert:
    and it's good for you too!!! :) Thanks for the chance to win such lovely goodies!
    Hugs~ Kim

  170. Just some good 'ole sliced watermelon or homemade ice cream are is a good dessert for me in the summertime. Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

  171. wow your blog is so inspiring so glad I found you while blog hopping. My fav summertime pudding would have to be fruit kebabs with melted chocolate yum yum.

    hugs Clare x

  172. I MUST have this stamp hee hee! Oh Suzanne, I'm totally in love with this card!!! Thank you for listing your copics - now I just need to practice... alot! LOVE those new dies...

    Fave summer dessert would be the same as any other season. CHOCOLATE anything! ha ha ha ha - but seriously : )

    Love and hugs ~

  173. You have GOT to stop telling me about books! Like you, I like a variety of authors. I was curous about the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...and that led to The Girl WHo Played with Fire and then The Girl that Kicked the Hornets Nest! I like Steig Larsson. Now I have moved on to Sherryl Woods...currently reading the Chesapeake Shores Series. Very different than Steig!!! But, I have things around the house to do too! Stop leading me astray!

    For summer desserts, I love refrigerator cake!...and ice cream! Can never have too much ice cream!...of course, my jeans might say otherwise! LOL!

  174. Beautiful card Suzanne, you are such an inspiration to me! I love all the soft subtle colors. Yellow is my favorite color.
    My favorite summertime dessert is a rich banana split brownie pizza. Nothing beats chocolate brownies covered in ice cream, pineapple, strawberries, whipped cream chocolate sauce and cherries! YUM!

    Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy! Although I never win, it's nice to try!

    Jessica Hammond


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

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