Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Fairy!!

**Charity Fundraiser  Blog Candy will be announced on Sunday-thank you all**

Helllooooooooo & a very Happy Thursday to you!  It is supposed to SNOW today here in VA--DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS????  I AM NOT A HAPPY GAL TODAY, LOL!  Blech, blech, blech!  And it's colder here than in Anartica I tell ya!  Please, please do not let it be a snow day--I NEED my kids to go to school, LOL!  I have errands to run and videos to shoot and I cannot have their interruptions, hee hee--arghhh indeed!  Of course the kids are thrilled, but do you know what happens in No. VA. when it even flurries outside--MAJOR CHAOS on the roads.  People act like that one flurry is going to annihilate their vehicles and prevent them from going wherever they need to go, LOL--its craziness I tell ya and very SCARY!  Which means that if I'm on the roads I will get very disgruntled with these people and the "not so nice words" will come out of my mouth along with some horn honking!! LOL--not a pretty site people!  And I want to stay in a holiday-loving-giving-cheery mood not the GRINCH mode KWIM!  So please come quick snow and leave even quicker!!

Riley had his last band concert last night and he played the Bass Drum solo for The Little Drummer Boy--he did awesome.  I took video and once I figure out how to get it off my Iphone and onto the computer I will put it up so you can have a listen--it was AWESOME (yeah I'm a proud mama, dontcha' know it)!  Here's some pictures of him playing below (he'll HATE that, hee--serves him right for wishing for snow,lol):


-Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to enter the Charity Blog Candy Fundraiser I'm having for the Fisher House!  The winners will be announced over the weekend--but you can still enter and read about the Fisher House Charity on this POST HERE!

-Holiday Special Sale at the Color Me Creative Classroom thru Jan. 4th!!  If you want to take some online Copic classes or gift them then now's a great time to sign up! You can see all the details HERE!

Winter Fairy!!

Today I get to share a WONDERFUL NEW stamp release from SCACD with you all!  It's a 3 stamp release, one stamp from each of the exclusive artists for SCACD---Elisabeth Bell here, Victoria Case here and Carmen Medlin here!  It's a fun release and each image is exquisite and beautifully done--you won't want to miss out on these cuties!  I got to use this fantastic image from Carmen Medlin for SCACD called "Guardian of Hearth & Home"--isn't she a beauty?

****Stamps will be up for sale by approx. 9 am today at the store, so don't despair!! ***

I made my card based on an Inspiration Photo for the Dec. Challenge over at my CMC Challenge Group (see here--the challenge is open to everyone, fun challenges every 2 weeks).  This "Guardian of Hearth & Home" image worked perfectly for my challenge.  The papers are by Bo Bunny "Midnite Frost" (SCACD is out of this one, but has other Bo Bunny here) and I love the soft and dark blue mix in the patterns.  To make that border I die cut snowflakes from this Marianne Designs Snowflake die set and cut them in half, then added them underneath the center panel.  The snowflakes are die cut from PTI's Navy Shimmer cs--it is just beautiful in person.  Then I added some of those awesome Zva Designs rhinestone swirls to look like swirling ice and snow coming out from behind her. I wish you could see how sparkly and iridescent this card is in real life---so pretty!

And yes the image & background is colored with Copics (B39,B37,B34,B21/E43,E42,E41,E40).  I'm doing a video on how I make these backgrounds & choose colors that I hope to have up before Christmas (fingers crossed).  I did a soft version of the copic feathering technique on her gown and sleeves with the blues and creams for a dreamy look.

TIP: And I found a new obsession---you know I love glitter right?  Well if you put Stardust Stickles on your image THEN sprinkle Glamour Dust (15% off) on top while it's still wet--it will BLOW YOU AWAY with sparkly gorgeousness, I swear!  I love it!!  Then I used my Quickie Glue Pen to add small drops of glue to the background and sprinkled more Glamour Dust on top to look like small sparkly snowflakes floating in the air.  At the bottom of the image I used more of my fave MS Snow Glitter for a snowy ground.  The snowglobe got a nice dollop of Diamond Glaze on top to make it shiny & dimensional.

I hope you like this project as much as I do---I managed to capture the dreamy effect I was after so I'm thrilled with it, hee hee!  And make sure to hop over to SCACD Store to see all the NEW "From the Vault" stamps!!  Also stop by the Store Blog HERE to see the rest of the DT's awesome projects with these new stamps--lots of inspiration for you!


  1. OMG Suzanne, this card is unbelievably stunning!! The attention to detail on it is amazing. The coloring is so beautiful, and the glitter effects are spectacular. I also love how you did the shaded accent around the image.

    There just aren't enough superlatives to describe this card; it's sensational, I love it!!!

  2. Very beautiful card. Snow threatening here too. I wrapped the Christmas presents in a panic yesterday in fear that the children wouldn't make it to the end of the week at school!

    ** Kate **

  3. I love all your cards!!! The swirls add such a dimension. TFS

  4. Hello Suzanne!
    I love to read your story's on your blog :-)
    The card is a beauty again!

    Have a nice day,
    hugs Thea

    (i am waiting for the postman with a lot of new copic markers, whenever they make not another strike again grrr)

  5. Oh my goodness Suzanne, this is breathtaking. So beautiful!!! Love all the techniques you used and hope to see that video very soon. :-) You amaze me girlfriend. Hugs, Pat J

  6. Such a beautiful image and you made it look so dreamy! I love all the blue's and the glitter everywhere! Perfect Job! (I hope you don't get any snow... I wouldn't want you swearing at everyone on the road! LOL!) Happy Creating! Sara

  7. Gorgeous card! I really like how you did the background and that snowflake border you made is a perfect touch!

  8. Stunning creation! I really love the way you put the snowflakes in and all the blue!!!

  9. Beautiful card as always Suzanne.... love your coloring.
    Christmas Blessings
    it was in the 70's here in Texas
    yesterday and today in the upper
    40's.....I don't want to rub it in.

  10. Beautiful, Suzanne! And thanks for the glittering tips.

    Can't wait to hear Riley's drum solo.

    Huggies ~

  11. The card is beautiful Suzanne- but she does give off the feeling of Brrrrr - it's cold out there!
    And that is the cutest little dog - he is precious! Can't wait to hear the band concert.

  12. WOWSA!!! Another gorgeous card. The colors, the sparkliness, everything just looks wonderful. Boy, I wish I was one of the lucky recipients of any of your cards... just stunning!!

    Sorry for publishing as Anonymous, I couldn't remember my Google login info and I was getting frustrated. ARGH!!!

  13. Hi Suzanne! Wow, wow, wow!! Your angel is absolutely stunning. I really love everything you've done here, just a gorgeous creation!! big hugz, Mary

  14. Super dreamy and most BEAUTIFUL!
    Hugs, Candy

  15. A stunning card Suzanne. I love how you have colored her. The light is really catching her hair. Super job.
    I hope the snow stays away for you.
    Send it here to the Sunshine Coast of Australia. I am sweltering even thought we are having a tropical storm with hail the size of golf balls....ugh!!
    have a blessed Christmas.
    hugs Maz

  16. I'm not surprised that you're so pleased with it Suzanne - it's just breathtaking! I'll look forward to that video!
    Diane x

  17. That card is just so pretty ... and I think I need to get some of that sparkly stuff! I really enjoy seeing your videos with Copics!

  18. Absolutely stunning card. I have to stop looking at your blog! My wish list is growning daily. LOL. We got snow in Delaware today. Husband said the roads were a mess.Penny

  19. I love this, I'm working on my sisters BD card and she wants an angel, this would be perfect. Gorgeous creations!!

  20. To take a black outlined image and turn it into what we see before us, is truly amazing, Suzanne. What a gift you have.

  21. What a wonderful card Suzanne,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x


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

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