Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dinner at Tiffany’s?

Hiya friends and a brilliant Tuesday to you!  Let’s talk about summertime okay!  Summer is my most favorite time of the whoooooooooole year—its warm, people seem happier, vacations occur and you can be outside more.  What’s not to love? Alright yes, the humidity can be killer here on the East Coast—90 degree days will feel like 110 for sure and zap the energy right outta ya!  Those that live in the dry heat states are a bit luckier although 115 degrees is not much fun for anyone that’s for sure.  But once the sun goes down on those 100 degree days you can easily go outside, have some dinner and take some walks.  I love, love to take my dogs for walks on spring and summer evenings with my hubby---we talk, take in the neighborhood and just connect with each other.  Now & again the kids will come with us but more and more they don’t want to come along, LOL---that’s ok!  Our backyard landscaping was a 5 year journey for us---I had lots of ideas and kept changing my mind (as I like to do).  But I’m thrilled with the way its turned out and we have spent a lot of time out there since last fall when it was completed.  Even the kids will come sit out with us with their friends in front of the fireplace, listening to music and just chatting.  We have a tv to hook up out there but I’m thinking about delaying that installation, lol, as I am so enjoying the quiet time out there.  We can watch TV anytime in the house but the outside needs to be our escape for awhile longer I think.  In a few weeks I will officially have a 10th grader and an 8th grader---I cannot even believe it and it makes me realize how fast the next few years will go by with them.  So I’m really taking the time to enjoy them, listen to them and keep the quality time we have as a family special.  So for this summer we’ll take lots of walks, eat outside, listen to the crickets and just be with each other.  I hope you all get to do the same this summertime!


-my friend Tab, owner of 7 Kids College Fund has a great new Copic Resource available for you.  Her daughter, Esme is hand coloring full Copic Charts for you HERE to sell so you have a chart with the exact color on it, making your purchasing and matching combo’s so much easier. Choose 3 different type of cardstocks to have your chart colored on for a perfect match everytime!  Esme was the youngest member of my Copic Classes in Phoenix and she was magnificent—an artist in the making!

-Need some great summertime books to read?  I'm currently reading "The Violets of March" and I love, love it!  Did you love the Little House on the Prairie books like I did when I was young? Then you should read "The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie"--it's funny and touching, I loved it!  And another one I just finished (cuz' I've been a Kennedy watcher my whole life--don't ask but I am and I love memoirs & autobiographies too) is "Come to the Edge: A Memoir" about the girlfriend and lifetime friend of JFK Jr.  It was really good, sweet and touching---makes me sad to think about the tragedies that touched him and his family.


Dinner at Tiffany’s


Today I’m sharing a fun card for you with a lot of CLASS Smile  She reminds me a bit of Audrey Hepburn albeit what Audrey would’ve looked like going to DINNER in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.  One of my fave color combos is hot pink and black—always fun and classy I think.  I used a fabulous Gilli stamp by my friend Anary called “Lady Gilli” – isn’t she a cutie pie!  This card is for the House of Gilli Challenge Blog---the challenge is to use FLOWERS (easy peasy huh)!

This glam lady is being entered into the following challenges:


The papers I used (loveee them) are from Echo Park “Be Mine”---they are wonderful to use and love the smaller prints, perfect for us cardmakers.  The sketch is from this week’s challenge Stamp With Fun—loved the multi-layers as I’m a bit of an layer addict myself, LOL.  The black delicate border was made with my MS border punch and the oval cut with my Spellbinders got embossed with a CB embossing folder (d’Vine Swirls).  The lacey flowers & leaves are actually paper that I die cut with some of my fave dies by Marianne Designs and topped with a Prima hot pink rose.  A few rhinestones finish it off nicely for a touch of bling!


This Gilli got colored with Copics RV17,RV14,RV10 (they don’t work well together so you have to use the bridging technique to make them blend) /C9,C7,C5,C3,C1/E11,E00/R20.  I gave her a black pearl necklace and earrings with a Viva Décor Pearl Pen in black.  And to make her dress look like it’s made with sequins it got a healthy does of Stardust Stickles!  She is glammed up for the nite for sure!

Enjoy your day and see you back here tomorrow with a 7 Kids Challenge!


  1. Gorgeous card Suzanne, beautiful colours and she really does look like Audrey Hepburn. You are right to enjoy your spring/summer evenings, I can't wait for it to get a bit warmer herer! Lyns xx

  2. You have time to read?!! How?!!

    She is beautiful, I just love the colours you've used, I will have to try that bridging technique (once I learn it lol). Nice strong colours, so my style!

  3. Suzanne she is beautiful ! I love the colors and the dies you use....I think I need some of those dies yep I think that will be my housewarming to me from me :)
    Can't wait to see the pictures of the patio area

  4. What to say when you see something so classy and glam?! WoWzer girlfriend! This gal is ready to earn the whole Tiffany's stock! I absolutely loved how you colored the dress! Those black pearls are just exquisite!!!

  5. Wooowwww awesome card! ;) Really gorgeous creation!

  6. This card is amazing! Those die cut leaves and flowers are gorgeous. And your glam girl is beautiful...love the sparkly dress! =)

  7. AWE!!!! Love your card!! The coloring and the colors you used on it are Gorgeous!!! Love your work and I visit your blog often. I saw it also posted on the Make It Monday blog!!!
    Hugs, Heidi Brawley

  8. Gorgeous card ! GILLI really looks like a famous Star ! Hus,Yone

  9. Absolutely smashing card. What a darling GILLI, reminds me of Betty Boop!

  10. Stunning. I really wish you would cometo Massachusettes to do a class. I want to meet & take your class real bad. Your the BEST Suzanne. Thank you for sharing.

    Traci Lord

  11. Beautiful colors. Could you tell me what the names of the dies you used for this card. I went over to Marianne's site and could not figure out which ones they are. Thanks, Sharman

  12. Hi Suzanne. Amazing project this ! Beautiful. Love the diecut leaves behind image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  13. Suzanne she is beautiful!!! I love the colours you've used! Thank you for sharing.

    (summer is perfect in Southern California)

  14. What a "glamorous" card! All the embellishments were just the perfect touch right down to that pearl necklace. Unbelievable!!! You are so inspirational, Suzanne, I love your work!

    Thanks for the book reviews too, like you, love a good memoir. The JFK Jr. one sounds like a good read, and fast too; I'll have to add that to my Kindle.

  15. Oooo I love this card,so pretty! I love the colours that you have used and the image is so cute :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  16. I agree, she does look like Audrey Hepburn! Beautiful card!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party too!

    Mary J x

  17. Very nice card - loveley color - I love pink :-) - Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
    Big hug

  18. Stunning card, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  19. I saw this on Make It Monday and it caught my eye straight away. A gorgeous card, fabulous colour combo and I am loving all your little details.

    Wendy -x-

  20. Hi Suzanne, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining our sketch challenge over at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x


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

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