Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Diana!!!!

Happy Tuesday to all of my friends!  I am finally recovering from my last two trips LOL (I think anyhow).  Yesterday was kinda foggy but I did get work done.  Its funny to think that in the span of 11 days I have been up to NY and all the way up to Toronto, Canada and then all the way across country again—YIKES!  But here is another great moment brought to you by Suzanne---got a bowl of Cheetos yesterday (yes, yes Cheetos—I know they are bad for you but I was in need of junk) and got a cup of ice for my Cherry Coke.  So I’m pouring the Cherry Coke and I’m looking right at it and I POUR THE COKE INTO the bowl of cheetos---yes I did.  And I didn’t just like start pouring and realize it, but I poured half of the can of Coke into the bowl before I was like “what the heck”!! LOL—now I have a bowl of Coke-Cheetos floating around, YUCK.  And NO (before you even go there) I did NOT try and eat the mixture, hee hee---I DUMPED it out and got fresh.  But that is how I operate most days—I do the DUMBEST stuff sometimes.  Its like when I was in the restroom at O’Hare and I couldn’t get the stall door unlocked LOL—it was stuck hard and wouldn’t give!  I’m in there thinking OMG I am stuck in this hellacious airport bathroom now, I have to catch a taxi and I’ll never get out and if I have to crawl out under the stall door across the dirty floor I will KILL MYSELF, SHOOT MYSELF and SANITIZE MYSELF!  And yes I can totally see myself having to do this and I’m thinking please let no one see me or video tape me.  Then I was banging on the door, literally with my sandal and got it open somehow—someone up above felt sorry for me I think---ugh! I literally think I am a nuisance & danger to myself—I’m amazed anyone lets me out by myself Winking smile Its like all those times I put the salt or something weird in the fridge (come on you know you’ve done it too lol)---you just ask yourself “WHY?”!  I ask myself that EVERY DAY I KID YOU NOT LOL!


Happy Birthday Diana!!

Today the Magnolia-licious DT is celebrating a VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY—the lovely Diana Crick’s birthday is tomorrow but we wanted to kick off the festivities a day early!  So the DT is throwing a huge Cyber Birthday Party Blog Hop and we hope you’ll join in on the festivities with us!  Check out all details at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog as well.  I created a mini-gift set for Diana for my projects!

**Diana is one of my sweetest friends and a great and funny lady to boot! I'm so blessed to have met her and have her in my life---she is truly a generous and beautiful person and I am lucky enough to call her a friend.  So I'm sending a ton of Fabulous Birthday Wishes to her, kisses and hugs and hope she is blessed with lots of love, laughter and of course some fabulous gifts on her birthday!!

Everyone on the DT is bringing something special to the party and I’m in charge of inviting all of you and bringing the balloons!!


So since I’m bringing balloons I thought that lil’ Tilda should too LOL!  This cutie is called “Tilda with Balloon”  and the background stamp is “Balloon Background” (both are available in mini form too here & here)!  My papers are from My Minds Eye “Fine & Dandy—Tickled Pink” collection---I love the fun collection of prints and colors.  I decided to make a simple gate-fold card using my Scor-Pal – you can find the tutorial on how to make these here!  I used one of the new Jumbo MS punches for the center border and the “Bella Rose” Heartfelt Designs die for the swirls/leaves (flowers were done with my Marianne Designs dies).  Some rhinestones finish it off!

I'm entering this project into the following challenges:

Make It Monday (anything goes)
Crafty Ann's Challenges (scallops/borders)
The Poodle's Parlour (anything goes)


When the card opens this is what is on the inside—I didn’t put too many layers inside so the gate folds nice & flat.  I embossed the side panels with a birthday themed CB folder and the sentiment is by PTI (Signature Greetings).


This cutie was colored with Copics R22,R20,Colorless Blender / BG72,BG11,BG10 / E11,E00 / E37,E35,YR23,YR20 / C1,C00.  I added Stickles to the balloon, white shirt and dress trim and to the balloon background.  Isn’t she a sweetie---just like Diana!


I bought a few of these fun wood letters at my Michaels store last month---I knew they would be fun to decorate in different ways.  And “D” stands for the fabulous Diana Smile  These came painted a matte white but that wasn’t bling-a-licious enough for me so I coated it with Diamond Glaze and while it was wet I sprinkled my fave Deco-Art Glamour Dust on top.  The glitter is super fine and it suspends within the liquid which looks so COOL!  Then I added some matching flowers, swirls and rhinestones to finish it off.  You could use this to hang up, prop up or hmmmm maybe some cool Christmas decorations!

So now you need to hop along the Birthday Parade today—your next stop is:

Have fun hopping and don’t forget to give Diana some Birthday Wishes!!


  1. Beautiful card Suzanne, Tilda looks gorgeous, the colouring and details are just lovely.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. What a story with the Cheetos! haha!!
    You've made a lovely card for Diana. Congratulations to your friend....

    groetjes, Ellen

  3. You are a scream Suzanne. I have no idea what Cheetos are but think myabe something crunchie and now not so crunchie....Better than eating flies..laugh!

    Your card is brilliant. I love the design and the large D is gorgeous.
    what a super birthday Diana will be having.
    hugs Maz

  4. What is a party without balloons ? Right, not a party ! Wow, excellent job done here, love the gifts you made and as always stunning colouring from your part. Hugs, Marion

  5. Wonderful post and gorgeous card, Suzanne! The glittery D is a super homemade gift! Love it all!

  6. WOW, I love your card!!! The colors are wonderfully soft and the whole thing is so elegant!!! Happy Birthday Diana!

  7. Awww wow absolutely stunning! xxx

  8. Amazing card! Very beautiful coloring! And i also love you altered letter D! I would be very happy if someone make such a gift for my birthday. Lucky Diana ! :)

    Diana, happy birthday!

  9. Another chuckle this morning from your story. I love starting out my day with this.
    Your cards today are phenomenal!!
    Have a SAFE day.

  10. OMG Suzanne, this card and initial is so Gorgeous, so stunning that Diana is just going to die over it.. and if she doesn't I would, just change my name a little and it would work.. seriously, it is so beautiful and something she will cherish.. Love your idea of the initial and the glittah and flower/swirls and rhinestones are so cool.. The card is adorable and love gate opening type. Just a sweet card, perfect for Diana, so here is my "Happy Birthday Diana and Many Many more"
    Hugs, Jean

  11. That's a wonderful card and gift for her... thanks for the great gift ideas.

  12. Your birthday card and big D is so soft and elegant. I love how Tilda is colored and then blends so beautifully into the DP paper. This is a nice birthday for Diane.

  13. Beautiful card Suzanne. I see you used Diana's fave color :-)

    Glad to hear that you didn't eat the coke-cheetos...yuck! Probably good that you didn't have just one more thing on your mind or else you may have just dug in! Ick!


  14. Gorgeous set, Suzanne! Your coloring of Tilda is (of course) amazing and love the way you embossed the inside of the card! So many beautiful details! I love it all!
    Had to giggle at your post today. LOL! Thanks for the laugh and yes....I think we've all done things like that. :)
    hugs, Sharon

  15. WOW gorgeous its my birthday in November will you organise my party please LOL xxx

  16. Yes, I do dumb stuff too; just not on your scale, ha ha. Hubby used to tell me I wasn't thinking and friends say I have too much stuff on my mind. I don't know. They are just brain glitches...

  17. What a delightful card. Tilda's celebrating in style, for sure, and you know Diana will too when she sees this. Your letter D is beautiful and is going to look so pretty in it's place of honor on her wall! Always such magnificent work from you, Suzanne. A real inspiration.
    Sue S.

  18. Oh Suzanne! Your card is absolutely adorable...love the colors and the bling. The wooden "D" very pretty...love all the sparkle and pretty it is decorated.

  19. Oh how soft and pretty this is!! LOVE your colors and your monogram is darling too!! :)

  20. Beautiful, gorgeous, out of this world pretty - I just don't have the right words Suzanne. Your Tilda and the background is absolutely scrumptious! Your coloring is perfection.

  21. Oh Suzanne! How uber-cute are these? LOVE Tilda - I can spot your colouring a mile away; you have such a great touch with the Copics. And the "D" is fab - Diana is going to love them both! Thanks so much for arranging this great hop! What fun it was.

  22. Suzanne, this set is just stunning. Of course your coloring is fabulous, but all your embellishments are so gorgeous. I love the colors, the gate fold and the beautiful glittery letter D. Such a beautiful shape too! I think I need some Glamour Dust now...I know Diana will be thrilled with your set!

  23. Stunning card Suzanne.
    Love the letter.

  24. Wow you had me laughing so hard about the cheetos, and more so the bathroom as it has happened to me and I almost missed my flight! Your card and letter "D" is soooo stunning WOW the coloring just beautiful!

  25. Gorgeous card as always love your coloring.Love the letter also
    hugs from hot Texas

  26. Love it Suzanne! Ohhhh such pretty colors and your little Tilda looks amazing all ready to wish Diana a Happy Birthday!

  27. That is such a beautiful card. TFS

  28. Stunning card and decorated Initial Suzanne and a very Happy Birthday to Diane!
    Such gorgeous colouring of Tilda and I love the bling
    Glad you realised in time not to eat the coke/cheetos concoction!lol
    Love Nicola xxx

  29. Beautiful card and I love how you decorated the D :O)

  30. Gorgeous card, love your colouring, she is gorgeous. Popped over from MIM. Carolxx

  31. Saw this on Make it Monday and love it, It is stunning love the colours and your colouring is wonderful xx

  32. Oh please can it be my Birthday too.. I love your card ,the colours and colouring are just perfect and your D for Diana is so sweet. Just lovely
    hugs Julie P

  33. Saw your card over at Make it Monday. A wonderful card, love all the detail.

    Judie #54

  34. What a delicate coloring on this set Suzanne. I love the cute idea of this set. Pretty card fold and the letter is so perfect!!

  35. Oh, this is just gorgeous, wonderful colouring and choice of colours. Well done. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  36. Lovely card, fabulous colouring.
    Jen x

  37. wow! so, so beautiful!!! i wish it would be to me!
    xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

  38. Very beautiful and dazzling Suzanne!!! Gorgeous!!!

    Happy Birthday Diana.


  39. What a wonderful creation!! She will love it!!
    I did it!
    I will hop on the next hoping I win ;)

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  41. Beautiful card, Suzanne! I love it!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  42. This is fabulous Suzanne, thank you for sharing it with us at crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  43. just saw this over at make it monday. it's really beautiful. i've learnt so much from watching your tutorials!!
    kathleen mc x

  44. Spotted your Stunning card over at MIM, just had to come by and let you know how Gorgeous it is.

    Hugs Hazel xx

  45. Wow! Wow! wow! What a beautiful keepsake. I bet your friend Diana will love it and I bet she feels truly blessed to have you as her friend as you do her. Your card is beautiful beyond words. It is so pretty. Your choice of colours, your colouring, your image,combined together make this birthday card awesome. I would have to frame something this beautiful.

    It is truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing

    Hugs Julie

  46. A stunning creation love it thanks for playing along with us at poodles
    Jacki xx


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

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