Friday, October 15, 2010

Fields of Strawberry Fun!!

Hello everyone and Welcome to Friday!  Thank goodness for the weekend right?  I can't even explain how stressful this week has been and I won't elaborate right now because I like to keep a positive and happy mood here.  Ask anyone who takes a class with me on the road and I repeat that mantra constantly and I do NOT BELIEVE in the word "can't or cannot" at all--BAD WORDS to me and not allowed in my class, lol!  That's how I live my life each day because I believe living in the light of positivity--even if you don't want to, you CAN ALWAYS try KWIM!  Never say never and live with you cup half full, not empty---we only get so many days so you really have got TO ENJOY each one!!  I enjoyed watching those Chilean miners getting rescued so much--it was the most uplifting and joyful tv I had seen in awhile.  And talk about HOPE--those guys had lots of hope and will to live these past 2 months and their story is really inspirational to me!  I cried along with all their family members each time someone came up, it truly was moving to see and I wish them all the best in the future as I know the next year could  be bumpy & difficult for them.

I hope you enjoy the weekend!  The weather is supposed to be nice in VA this weekend and I'm spending bunches of time outside on my patio.  I've got to take Alexa shopping for her homecoming dress on Saturday and tonight she is having friends over after the football game so lots going on as usual :)


-I will have another project up tomorrow for you so make sure to stop by!  Also don't miss the blog candy in my post from yesterday :)

-Need to stock up on some Copics!  My friend Terri of Stamps Alive! has a great deal right now--buy 10 sketch markers and get 3 FREE!  So it works out to be about $3.90 a marker which is fabulous--just email her what you'd like!!  Her customer service & shipping is top notch too (she's one of my CHA roomies that is able to put up with me and Marti together, lol)!

Strawberry Fields

Today is the 15th so that means it is time for another fun challenge at the Copic Creations Challenge Blog!  Our fabulous sponsor is Pink Cat Studio and I've always been a huge fan of Melissa and her stamps and was lucky enough to have been on the digi stamp DT for awhile!  Her images are always so lighthearted and fun and super-fun to color!  The challenge this time is Colorless Blender Techniques--there are so many fun ways to use the Colorless Blender so make sure to stop by the blog to see them in action!

For my card I chose to use the digi stamp "Strawberry Lily"--isn't she a cutie?  I love her strawberry dress and pig-tails!  For my technique I actually used the Colorless Blender as a blender pen--this is a tricky technique because you need to realize that the blender removes color and does not blend.  But you can pick up color from another marker with the blender pen to create very light pastel colors.  Copics are naturally very vibrant and you can create very light colors by doing this technique & it's fun!

My papers are from DCWV's "Sweet" Collection paper pad--I love the hot pinks and lime greens, perfect for a strawberry color theme!  The die behind my image is a new one from Spellbinders called "Lacey Circles"--I'm really loving all the new nesties right now (see them all here & scroll way down)!  The swirls are made with my fave  Marianne Designs Dies and then some fun rhinestone bling and button with ribbon as well!

Lily got some more bling on her dress trim and headband with some Stickles and then I added diamond glaze to her lollipop!  Of course I colored with Copics-- R83,R81,YG03,G20,E35,E31,YR20 and my Colorless Blender pen! 

Make sure to stop by the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see the DT's creations and to join in the fun as well!


  1. Wow your coloring is stunning as always Suzanne. I don't leave comments often enough but I stop by your blog often to look at your gorgeous creations.


  2. How adorable! Love the DP and the technique you did with the blender pen!

  3. Super cute card! Good luck with shopping! I hope the yucky stuff just goes away!

  4. This card is sooo adorable! Love everything about your design. Of course your coloring is amazing and sooo inspiring! Hopefully life will slow down a bit so I can play with that blender too!


  5. I'm so glad to hear you cried each time too! I was here all by myself, and each and every time, I had tears! It really was so awesome to see this miracle happen! What an amazing story. You've definitely got the right attitude GF and it will certainly help to get you through all the rough patches life seems to throw our way! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Before I write a book here (hehe) your card is absolutely adorable!! Starting out with these PCS images combined with your awesome Copic talent really equals one PERFECT card! Awesome job on this challenge - I'm soooooooooo happy you're on the team! hugz, Mary

  6. Ohhh wow I really do enjoy this sweet card. Give me such a happy feeling!

  7. So beautiful card Suzanne,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  8. What a sweet and wonderful card, gorgeous!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  9. I love you card Suzanne! I love those little strawberries and the lollipop looks yummy! Great Job! You are in my prayers Girlfriend!
    Big Hugs!

  10. Your card is wonderful. I have not tried digi stamps as I wouldnt know what to do, if you know of a website that give details on what to do I would be interested.
    I too was emotional during the miner rescue what a great story and so glad they were out ahead of schedule. Great blessing.
    Good luck shopping, oh brings back long ago memories shopping with my daughter. Lets just say we are both alive and speaking after many many years. lol.

  11. Love your card, Suzanne, and love the colors you used. How sweet! Love the pics of your "neat, neat" craftroom. It's an endless job but so fun when it's all cleaned and organized.


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

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