Monday, November 5, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

Happy Monday everyone!  I’m in Antarctica currently…bwahahahahaha…no I’m up in Guelph Canada but as far as I’m concerned when the temp drops below 60 degrees I might as well be in Antarctica and its FREEZING UP HERE…brrrrrrrrrr!  Me no likey winter that’s for sure!  And I hear another arctic storm is headed this way again…oy vey…shoot me cuz’ I am not dealing well with the cold that’s for sure, my muscles are just throbbing!   And YES, YES Canada let me back in the country…they like me I guess, I never have issues with THEIR border guards LOL.  I took TWO GPS machines with me, mine and my hubby’s crack-addict Glenda one in his car….and you know what?  I STILL HAD ISSUES….OMG…the roads up here in Guelph have 2 names each and my GPS couldn’t find NUTTIN!  I had to finally stop at a hotel and the lovely lady (at the Holiday Inn Express) printed me off directions from Google & gave me a PAPER MAP (paper is very, very good...'da bomb in fact hahahaha) and helped me find my way!  While I’m up here I don’t have internet on my iPhone unless I’m hooked to wireless…my Canada plan only covers texts and phone I couldn’t even google the address…ugh!  This is no me or to you I suppose…when don’t I have issues Winking smile  So I am up here thru Saturday at Younique Retreats…which is soooooooooooo lovely and Heather (the owner) is soooooo lovely and the studio and store is da’ bomb.  If you are nearby you should make the trip, you can stay there on the weekends and they fix you yummy foods and you can craft the day & night away.  I MAY try to come up…when its WARMER…and stay a couple days with a friend…if Heather ever has room…I never ever get to craft like that and I think it would be a total blast!  So if you are around Guelph but not signed up for classes or the HUGE crop on Saturday..give me a holler hello ok!  And please try to warm it up here somehow if you can…heehee!

And I would be remiss if I didn’t say Happy Anniversary to my hubby…our anniversary was yesterday on the 4th.  I’ve been married to this man for almost 20 years and I’m soooo very happy to have had the opportunity to know & love him!  This is the 3rd year in a row that I’m traveling on our anniversary..yikes…but I know he loves & forgives me LOL!  I couldn’t have married a better man, a better father for our teens, someone who loves me unconditionally even thru my craziness & zaniness.  He is always my calm in the storm, someone that is always there no matter what even if he’s shaking his head while I plow ahead at 200 mph!  He supports me 110% ALWAYS no matter what, even if he thinks my ideas are nutters…and trust me I have lots of nutty ideas LOL!  He is my soul-mate & I truly believe there is no one out there more perfect for me than him…I love him more today then I did all those years ago and I cannot wait to see what the next 20 years brings us.  Love you James!!

And another HUGE SHOUT OUT to all my friends and fellow crafters that are suffering up in NY & NJ.  OMG my heart just breaks for them, those that lost their homes, their lives, their livelihoods…its just horrific.  And I have friends on Long Island that have no power, no heat and running out of gas for their generator..there isn’t any gas to be had and its FREEZING.  I feel so badly and I know they are suffering so for me to complain about the cold is nonsense…I’d gladly give them anything I could to help fix the problems there.  So please, please keep them all in your prayers & thoughts, they will be needing them for a long time.  Also check with your local churches and rescue/organization groups to see if you can help…even $5 or an old coat and gloves can help someone tremendously that is in need right now.  I, myself am not a huge proponent of giving $$ to the Red Cross..I prefer to find a local church or organization that is working directly with those affected, that way I know my $$ or supplies will get there in a timely manner..but that’s just me.  Even if you can only spare a prayer that will help ok!  My heart goes out to them all!

Silhouette Cameo machines--- I have 5 left for sale HERE if you really want one badly LOL!  They are at my house & I will ship them out on Nov 13th via UPS Ground when I return home for you!  GO check it out & the Fall Special I’m having!  They make AWESOME holiday prezzies….I love mine sooo much!


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Today I’m sharing my Magnolia-licious DT Challenge project with you all…the November Challenge is hosted by the wonderful Norma Lee and she’s challenged us to create a project with something “HIDDEN” on it!  Always so much fun to receive something beautiful and then find a hidden pocket, note, or tag inside me thinks.  I used this sweet lil “Dancing with Stars Tilda” from the NEW Little Christmas Collection at Magnolia-licious.  Isn’t she a cutie-patootie angel?!  You can see even more NEW Christmas/Holiday/Winter Magnolia stamps HERE & HERE!

What I love best about this cute “Dancing With Stars Tilda” stamp is it can be used for more than just the holidays…a kids birthday or occasion, birth of a new baby, or just a sweet hello!  I made my card so it could be used for any of those or for Christmas…I loved that it fit so many categories!  I made my theme all based on that sweet lil’ poem “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.  The largest star was done on my Silhouette Cameo and the others were done with SU punches, then I ran them thru different embossing folders with my Cuttlebug for lots of fun texture.  The white background was also embossed…I love layers of texture as I think it adds a lot of a card.  The small stars bundle that is on the bottom-left corner and on the main image was also an image cut with my Cameo machine and then I added some pearls to accent them a bit.  The swirls are done with Heartfelt Spellbinders “Bella Rose” die and then I added Stickles for sparkle.  The sentiment is from a PTI set along with all the small star stamps I used on the image and inside.  My HIDDEN item is that the main image opens up…to reveal the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star poem on the inside.  Just a fun & unexpected lil’ treat for the recipient!


Cutie Tilda got colored with Copics & TouchTwin markers:  YR23,Y15,Y11,Y00, E35 / E44,E43,E42,E40 / E11,E00,R20 / BR105 tt, YR23,Y32,E50.  I think she just radiates happiness.  I stamped some more stars around her and added lots of Stickles for sparkle…she’s an angel with lots of pretty bling!!  I printed off the poem after I had typed it in Word and reduced it a bit then added it to the inside of the image.  One of the matted stars on the card front is used to keep the image closed.

That’s it for me today!  I have a long week of teaching up here in Canada and not sure how often I will be able to log on the internet…lots to do & teach & meet Smile  So I wish you all a wonderful week…keep warm…have fun!


  1. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  2. Such a sweet Magnolia image. I love this card and the hidden poem, neat idea that I'm gonna have to try.

  3. Beautiful travels to you!

  4. Gorgeous...enjoy your classes and hope you can stay warm!

  5. This is beautiful. I hope you can stay warm.

  6. Louise (Mamilou) (Ontario)November 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    This is so cute! And happy stay in my part of the country. You are "just around the corner" so to speak. And YES, it is COLD!

    Happy Anniversary (yesterday) to you and your hubby! Hope you get to celebrate in style when you return home.

    Enjoy your week and keep warm!

  7. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. At least you are safe! :D Love your stories. LOL. I agree - Cameos are fantastic! We also have a group on our CMC site for all Cameo Lovers!
    Love your gorgeous card Suzanne!

  9. Gorgeous card, Suzanne. I love the sweet poem, a card within a card. Fab color combo is perfect for your theme. Tilda looks adorable as always and love your exquisite coloring.
    Cathy Lee

  10. Oh my! Stunning yellows!!!! A gorgeous card!!!!

    I don't watch much tv (we got rid of cable to save $$$) so I really haven't kept up much with what is happening. I know about the storm of course but just haven't kept up with the daily news. Seems like such a long time to go without food and power. I stopped and said another prayer after reading your post.

    Makes whatever we are going through seem rather paltry!!!

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!! I took our little boy and went visiting my sister for 3 weeks on Father's day once!!!! LOL

    Try to keep warm!!!!

  11. Great card, Suzanne! And belated Happy Anniversary to you both! My birthday is on your about that!!! I hope you warm up {hug yourself tightly and close your eyes and picture an electric blanket wrapped all around you!}...hopefully that helped a tad! ;D
    Hugz2u, sweetie and safe travels back!

  12. This is a truly enchanting card. I love the yellow and white color scheme. It always seems so friendly. The hidden lyrics are wonderful, who besides you, knew there were more verses to Twinkle, Twinkle.

  13. Gorgeous Suzanne!,
    I LOVE it. So sweet in the soft yellows.
    A great sentiment and the place to hide it!
    Love all the stars 😊
    Hugs, Candy

  14. That is one sweet angel Suzanne! I love all the yummy dimension your created with the die cuts! So glad you joined us at Great Impressions Stamps!

    Hope you can pop in this week to play "Guess the Christmas Carol" with the DT for stampin' prizes!



  15. Such a sweet & pretty card! Thanks for playing in the Anything Goes @ The Crafty Pad challenge this week!
    Good Luck

  16. Wowzers! This is adorable! love the image, love the colors, just everything is adorable! Lovely to see you playing along with us @ The Crafty Pad this week :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

  17. Hello Suzanne-tickled to have you play along with our Holiday Challenge at the Great Impressions Blog! Love your unexpected color choice for a holiday very cheerful! ♥ Sue Kment

  18. Wow! I adore this super sweet creation - your colour scheme is beautiful! Thanks for joining our glitter n bling challenge at Dream Valley!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  19. Stunning card. I love the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.
    Sarah-Jane, DT

  20. A beautiful card with a lovely image - and your coloring is great!
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps Things with wings challenge this week.
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  21. Superb card Suzanne thanks for sharing with us at ATSC. Teresa x

  22. So pretty and sweet. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.. Sandy :)

  23. Oh that is stunning. What a lot of detail. Love it!Thanks for joining us over at Dream Valley. Hugs Eva xx

  24. What an absolute darling, I love the yellow and white, your colouring never ceases to amaze me, absolutely gorgeous Suzanne
    hugs julie P

  25. What a cutie. Love all the different stars and pearls. Yellow is such a cheery color.

  26. She's so sweet and colorful! Adorable.

  27. Such a beautiful little darling Suzanne! I love all the fantastic texture on your card!

    It was fantastic to meet you this past weekend in Saturday's class - I learned so much in such a short amount of time! I feel my colouring has gone from "ho hum" to "ooh, isn't that pretty!" Colouring is fun again! I got busy in my craftroom yesterday and posted a card on my blog. Would love your feedback if you have time! Thanks!

    I hope your travels home were safe and uneventful!
    Shanna from Thunder Bay :)

  28. Absolutely gorgeous card Suzanne. Love the great coloring on Tilda. The stars and flourish are beautiful contrast emellishments!!

  29. Enchanting! Oh, you know how I love your work! The yellow and white are perfect together and she's just colored so beautifully! I love all the texture and shapes of the stars and the pearls are just perfect! She's such a cutie pop! Love, simply adore her!



  30. Have always loved your work! This is no exception...gorgeous coloring and details. TFS with all of us at Great Impressions Stamps!


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

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