Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SeaShells Can Bring Happiness!

Hi friends & Happy Tuesday to you!  I have an extremely hectic week of work and appointments so I'm tight on time and free-moments LOL!  And I'm very upset and saddened by the incident at the Boston Marathon yesterday...its heartbreaking and sickening.  I don't care what anyone says...you don't get used to it...its shocking and upsetting EVERY TIME!  Seems the world is short on basic human kindness & decency these days...when violence is your answer to a problem, you need to check yourself and find another solution...period.  Just doesn't make sense to me and this coming from a gal who scoops up bugs from inside and puts them outside...so the thought of physically hurting another human being is foreign to me.  And the footage that they showed..made me physically sick..can't get it out of my head so I can only imagine how those that were there are faring.  So my heart and prayers and love go out to everyone that was affected...may time bring both peace and healing to them all and may God bring some peace & understanding to us all.


-New release from SCACD this Friday whoot!  Go check out all the new yummy 6x6 paper pads in stock...yummilicious (and calorie free)

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-Stop by the CMC Challenge Group for the latest challenge featuring "REDS"...the DT did some beautiful work so take a look and join in the fun to win BIG!!


Seashells Bring Happiness!

Today I'm sharing a card just to make myself happy...happy image, happy colors and happy theme.  I think we all need an extra bright spot of happiness this week don't you?  The paper is by Teresa Collins "He Said, She Said" (10% off here)...love her new line of papers and these colors just SCREAM SUMMER ya know!  I used this super sweet Magnolia stamp "Tilda in Key Largo" (wish I was there) from Magnolia-licious...she's from the 2012 Summer Memories Collection.

**Make sure and check out the NEW Once Upon a Time Collection of stamps and dies and Minis...they are so adorable!**

So what did I do to this card LOL:  I added some real seashells to the top right corner with Scor-Tape.  I distressed all my papers with Zutter Distress machine and all the papers and paper elements with PTI 'fresh snow' ink to soften it a bit.  The BEACHY sentiment and sea shells were done on my Silhouette Cameo.  I added Stickles to the BEACHY for sparkle.  The swirlies were done with a Memory Box die, the yellow is a die from Scrap Happy in Ohio called "Sweet Addie Doily" and I love it!.

I'm entering her into the following challenges:

This image was colored with TouchTwins...that I love to use...amazingly easy to use and work with your other alcohol markers too!  Stickles were added to the water, around background and the yellow stripes of her dress.  Diamond Glaze on the shell!

** Check out the current Magnolia-licious Challenge HERE **

I wish you all a happy & peaceful week!


  1. This is just gorgeous, I love the colours, Thanks so much for brightening a very sad day
    Hugs Julie P

  2. So adorable!!!! Your colouring is amazing! Hugs, Brigitte

  3. What a wonderful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Awesome card. I luv this image. You did a wonderful job.

  5. Oh, this is just perfect on so many levels! I love the yellow. You captured it in your photo perfectly, Suzanne. Yellow is hard to photograph! It DOES reflect YOU! Always sunshine and joy! It's wonderful!


  6. Pretty!! This card is not only making you happy, but the cheerful coloring also making me happy too Suzanne. lol :o)

  7. So sweet, love the white freckles on her face!

  8. Just to make you happy??? Wonderful! This would put a smile on anyone's face! Lovely design! :) Nancee

  9. Are you jumping ship to Twin Touch? Do I need to be replacing my Copics and if I do, will my colouring look like yours???!!!!

  10. Your card makes me happy, happy, happy too. The pastel colors work so well together. Thanks for explaining all the techniques and materials that you utilized. Thanks also for sharing your work with us at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.

  11. Beautiful - the colors remind me of beach glass

  12. So cute, I just love Magnolias, and anything beach themed. This might have to go on my wish list.

  13. Oh I really love this, Suzanne. It's gorgeous. Cheerful summer colours and Tilda is adorable. Those trio of shells are really cute.
    I'm not quite ready for summer yet--haven't had my spring yet. I don't have my veggie seeds sown in the ground yet..yikes.

  14. Gorgeous card and lovely stamp. the colours are fantastic and I love the die cut sentiment and embellishments.

  15. Such a really lovely work^_^
    Thank you for joining us this mounth at Heck of a Challenge, Good Luck ^_^
    DT Sonia
    (If you want I have a surprise candy for celebrate my first blogaversary^_^)

  16. this is so beautiful, saw it at MIM x

  17. Just beautiful, thank you for playing along with us on our very first challenge at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

  18. Gorgeous. Love those colours and papers. Wonderfull image and colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap!


  19. Wow I love it Suzanne! The beach theme is perfect and your coloring is great!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday ^◡^

  20. Adorable Card. Thanks for joining us at Loves to Scrap.

  21. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.



  22. Oh, Suzanne, I just love this card! Definitely happy everything! And I'm so honored that you are playing in our Love To Scrap! Cut It Out Challenge!
    Big hugs,
    Leslie, DT

  23. Beautiful card Suzanne.
    And on another note ... go Boston Police - such good news that they caught the bomber

  24. oh this is fabulous - love the image and the wording
    Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month
    Lisa x

  25. so gorgeous, and beautiful ice cream colours to remind us of summer

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month
    Claire x
    (DT member)

  26. Love this card!! Thanks for playing with us at Loves To Scrap!!


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

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