Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!!

Happy Wednesday everyone & Happy early Thanksgiving to you all as well! I know, I know---I've been absent but I promise I will be posting at least 4-5 times a week from here on out except maybe a few days over Xmas break!! LOL! But the 2 weeks off was much needed on my part--I was feeling a bit burnt out and really needed the time off to recharge my creative mojo and spirit (not to mention rest a bit, hee hee)! But I'm back and ready to go and craft and finish up my work!! So I hope you didn't mind me missing for awhile, lol! Hubby and I got back yesterday from our getaway and it was soooo very nice! We just went to Alexandria, VA for a few days--it's one of our favorite getaways and the weather was beautiful. We really just relaxed, ate some yummy food and enjoyed each other with out any hustle & bustle of holiday stuff, family and work commitments KWIM!! We went to Mt. Vernon on Monday and the weather was in the high 60's so we spent a lot of time walking the property and enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery (see some pics below).  I also snapped up bunches of pics of the Mt. Vernon Xmas trees--never know when you might need some great ideas, hee hee!

I'm home working most of today, then I have to hop over to Wegmans for some groceries and I know its gonna be JAM PACKED, yikes! I must wear my steel toed boots their as the crazy cooking shoppers will RUN YOU OVER (I kid you not) LMBO! But I gotta get some things for a few dishes I'm making to take to my parent's house on Thursday and I'm MAKING hubby go with me, hee hee! He's my protector and cart pusher thru the crazy masses of peeps :)

For those celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday I hope it's filled with fun, warmth, good food and lots of love with friends and family! And for those who are shopping early on Black Friday------welllll...........I'll just pray for you, LOL!! I won't be joining you but hope your shopping travels are safe, fun & full of great deals!!

**Blog Candy winner will be announced on Saturday---don't worry, I didn't forget!! **

Slideshow Pics for ya: (if you get this by email, the pics are only viewable on the blog site

Want to take another Copic class or want to GIFT a class or two to a
friend this holiday season from Color Me Creative Classroom? This special starts 11/20 & will run thru
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-Take any one class (Copic or Cricut) and get $6 off
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-Take any three classes (Copic Only) and get $18 off
-Take ALL four classes (Copic Only) and get $24 off and 2 Copic Markers of your choice from  (**IF you decide to take all three or four, please email me for an invoice instead of clicking each one--its easier for us both)

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Thanksgiving Wishes

This card I made for my parents for the Thanksgiving holiday--my mom loves these cute Magnolia stamps!  I used an older Magnolia called "Standing Fall Tilda" from the 2008 Halloween & Autumn Collection that is one of my favorites--I love her cute hat and scarf!!  Magnolia-licious is out of this stamp but two stamps that are just as cute and perfect for fall are Tilda with Fall Bouquet and Dalecarlia Coat Tilda!! This is the last fall card of the 2010 Year (boo hoo) and the rest will be winter, Christmas and all-occasion for the next month or so.  Can you believe I'm already working on Valentine's Day cards/projects?  LOL--how time flies huh?

These soft colored papers are from Kaisercraft "Up, Up & Away"--I love the mix of rusts, sage greens and creams.  Perfect for fall and other occasions of course :)  The edges of my papers got distressed with my Zutter Distress Tool (love that darn thing) and then inked!  The mini scrolls are from Marianne Designs and then I attached small fall leaves to them--the leaves were made with punches out of my gold cs and then inked with rust ink.  I added some Stickles to the leaves for extra sparkle of course.  For the corner treatments I used the same leaf technique but added small PTI rust buttons with a gold rhinestone on top for sparkle.  The elegant sentiment is from the PTI set "Autumn Tags"--I stamped the leaf circle first and colored it with Copics and then stamped the sentiment over the top (stickles on the leaves too)!

She's got colored up with Copics as well in pretty fall-like colors! (E17,E15,E13,E11/BG93,BG96/YR24,YR23,YR21,YR20/E29,E25,E31-hair)  I added stickles to the heart on her pants, hairbands and flower on the hat (the flower got a rust pearl in the center).  Then I added Diamond Glaze on her shoes for some extra shine.

Hope you enjoyed this post today and I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!  If you haven't had a chance to check out the NEW Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog here, make sure to hop on over there!  They have a new inspiration challenge up for you all!

See ya back here on Saturday :)


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you Suzanne and best wishes to your family. I have never been to Mt.Vernon and enjoyed the pictures. Your card, as always, is very nice.

  2. I've always loved this Tilda! Love your leaves! Beautiful card Suzanne! I loved Mt. Vernon. Randy has meetings in DC once a year. So we would take Drew out of school and take a week to see all the sights. One year we went to Mt. Vernon. We all enjoyed it! TFS!

  3. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, Suzanne!
    What a gorgeous card!! Love the colours. I thought you had bought those leaves - they're terrific!!!!
    Hugs, Candy

  4. Wow, your cards is absolutely fantastic!!! You're colouring, wow I love it!
    hugs Yvonne

  5. Another gorgeous card!

  6. Hi Suzanne!
    Loved your photo's. I have never seen such beautiful colored trees. we don't have fall like that here on the Sunshine Soast of Australia.
    I love your Fall card it is beautifully colored and a lovely layout.
    Hugs Maz

  7. Glad to hear your little vacation was so restful and you enjoyed yourselves! Love your card ... all the layers and those leaves look real!

  8. As always, your coloring and layout is beautiful. You are a wonderful artist!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family
    Judy K.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Suzanne! I hope this one is more than just memorable for your family! I hope it's a treasure! Your card is gorgeous, such pretty colors and the leaf punches are wonderful.

  10. Suxanne, fabulous card. I love the design. Wonderful colours--they look so nice together to my eyes. Very cute Tilda. Love the swirls and the fall leaves and the way you placed them on the card.
    Happy Thanksgiving.


  11. Have a wonderful awesome Thanksgiving.
    Great photos of your trip/get away looks like a beautiful place.
    Love your card really cute.

  12. This card is so cute, but you know I love Tilda. Vacation pictures are so pretty. Glad you enjoyed your short stay. Good to get away for a while. Happy Thanksgiving. Edna

  13. Love all of those pics, Suzanne! Thanks a bunch for sharing your hubby with us (teeheehee.....for one pic So glad that you had such a nice time with him. He seems like such a nice, sweet person.

    Love your Fall card! Tilda is just adorable & your mom will love it.

    Happy Thanksgiving Huggies ~

  14. LOL! Suzanne, I have 6 Wegman's within 12 miles of my house....and I love every one of them. I live in the birthplace of Wegmans family groceries. They are so special I hope they plant one in every state. If you ever find yourself in Rochester NY, I'd love to take you to the flagship store on Monroe Ave. Happy and safe shopping to you and your hubby!

  15. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Stunning card! I hope your trip to the store wasn't too bad.

  16. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Suzanne. Looks like you had a wonderful time away with your hubby ... well deserved, indeed.

    After taking your on-the-road class, your cards are even more enjoyable. This fall card is no exception. I have been practicing and all I can say is ... YOU SURE ARE A GOOD TEACHER!

  17. Love your card and have a very Happy Thanksgiving, be safe in your travels.

  18. So beautiful card Suzanne,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

  19. It's a pretty layout design Suzanne. The gorgeous colored Tilda goes so well together with the autumn scheme :o)

  20. Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving! This card is just those colors together!
    Rene :D

  21. Glad you are home and had such a wonderful few days away with your sweetheart. Your Ms Tilda card is great...the unusual color combo is sooo cool and warm for the Fall...almost winter season! The layer on the DP papers is a great idea. Thanks Suzanne!


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

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