Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bike Party!

Happy Happy Tuesday & February 4th to you all!  Did anyone watch the Superbowl on Sunday?  We watched...thought it was kind of a snooze-fest unless you were a Seahawks fan. We were rooting for the Broncos because we like Peyton but I like Russell Wilson too :)  I like a closer and more competitive game like last year's SB personally...makes it more fun and exciting!  And the food I made was yummy...in fact we had leftovers last night...some of the recipes are at my other blog here if you are interested.

However I love Bruno Mars and I thought he knocked it out of the park...wish he'd played longer. He's just a talented dancer, choreographer, musician and singer. Would love to see him in concert but looks like we will be over in Europe when he's hear near DC...maybe next year!

Now I'm getting excited for baseball season...only 59 more days till opening day!  We have season tix for the Washington Nationals..our home team.  Hubby and I will be at Opening Day in DC...the teens will be in school hahaha and they can't miss for it (shhhh they don't know yet hehehe). I just love baseball and there is nothing better than hanging out at the ballpark on a beautiful day...one of our favorite things to do as a family.

Bike Party!

Today I'm sharing a special birthday card for my mom...shhhhhh...her birthday is on the 13th this year.   So my son's birthday is the 12th, my mom's the 13th and Valentine's Day the 14th... a very busy week!  She will be 71 and my Gram is 92 and they BOTH can still run circles around me...its craziness ..I always feel like I'm lagging behind them :)  But growing up one of the things my mom and I always did after dinner was go on long bike rides. We'd bike everywhere and I miss that...we all have bikes here but I definitely don't ride it as much as I should...gonna try to do that more this year!  And since February's birthstone is the amethyst and violet is one of my mom's favorite colors...that decided my color palette for this card.   Hope she likes it!!  

This card is for the Magnolia-licious Tuesday Challenge "Anything Goes"...hop on over to the Challenge Blog to see all the DT gal's beautiful projects and join in on the fun too!

I used this super sweet "On the Road Tilda"(mini version herebecause I think she's adorable and I loved the flowers in her bike basket. I'm so ready for spring so I think I'm craving spring colors and flowers in my projects lately.  All my papers are by MemoryBox "Viola" that I've had for awhile but was waiting for the right project. The first thing I choose after my image is my papers...the papers have to move and inspire me..otherwise I don't feel it...its just the way I operate ;)  I used some dies from Spellbinders, PTI and MemoryBox for the image mat, the middle border and the small tag.  I used my MS butterfly punch on some of the papers and inked them...always need some beautiful butterflies on a gorgeous spring day.
The lined paper was scrap paper that I had and then I stamped some script from PTI in violet ink.
A few bits of burlap that I inked under the flowers and behind the image.
I like a vintage, distressed look so I inked and distressed all the papers and accents..and my fingers are lovely shades of brown and violet..hehe..the issues of a stamper/papercrafter yes?

This cutie was colored with Copics:  BV17,BV11,BV02,BV00 / C9,C5,C3,C1 / E11,E00 / E43,E42,E40 / YG67,YG03,G20 / background: YG93,YG91,E41,W0
I added some Stickles dotted around the image too...always have to have a little sparkle ;)

I haven't used Flower Soft in AGES...OMGosh...and I have every color ever made LOL...crafter's prerogative ya know!  So I used two different mixes on the flowers in her basket. I didn't want it to overwhelm the image so after it dried I picked off some of it so you could see the leaves and space in between.

I like to layer different elements together with flowers...here I used some burlap, a punched butterfly, pearls, a tag and different flowers.  I add my embellies with Scor-Tape in either 1/2" or 1/4"...my fave thing to use on my cards.

Hope you enjoyed & have a fabulous week!


  1. Gorgeous card....from a cyclist fan of your coloring. :)

  2. This is just adorable love the colors you used!

  3. Just love this card. I, too, have that paper pad.. you have inspired me! xxx Ann Marie

  4. Oh my goodness such a beautiful image and the colours used are stunning too! beautifully coloured and lots of lovely embellishments to compliment your finished card xx

  5. This is just Totally Gorgeous! What Awesome Colours and Great Embellies. I just love the way everything you did on the card connects to your Mum. Have a Great Week!

  6. Oh Suzanne, this is adorable! You Mom will love it! Such beautiful colors! Beautiful card! Nancee :)

  7. I am doing a vintage card in Lilac also...wow, identical colors...your card is a knockout!...speaking of baseball...lol..just love it! My mom went to Heaven in June, so enjoy your times together...HB to her as well!

  8. Hi Suzanne ... how do you know what, and how many embellishments to put on your cards? Sometimes I think a card looks too plain so I add some stuff ... next thing I know, it looks tacky:( I love the way you layer, and the different textures you use to do it. Were you born with "it"?
    Your mom should be overjoyed to receive this card! Thanks for sharing!
    PS - your SB food looked so yummy!!!


  9. Hi, Suzanne. I love this adorable card and I am sure your mother will enjoy it so much. :) Happy Birthday to your mom!

    Being from Colorado I have no choice but to be a Broncos fan; they were definitely off their game after that DAMN safety. Sorry...I don't swear much but man oh man it was devastating!!! However, we enjoyed the game no matter what as the Seahawks were on FIRE! We finished our new home theater in the basement and now we are looking forward to the Sochi Olympic games and looking forward to all that awesome televised competition. We watched a couple 3D/Blu-Ray DVDs with 150 inch theater and it is awesome!!!!!! Hope you are all warm and well enjoying those upcoming fun sports activities. I'm SO looking forward to Spring already. MWAH

  10. Would you like to adopt me as a cyber mom? LOL This is so adorable! I love the rustic feel and the color choices. It's a lovely card and your mom will surely treasure it!


  11. Really gorgeous card - your Mom will love it!

  12. Adorable, wonderful card.

  13. Great card! I am always so jealous of the great coloring that I see on everyone's images. I am mediocre at best. Thanks for using burlap. I bought some because it looks neat on cards, but just can't seem to get the nerve to use it on my own.

  14. I'm sure your mom will love this card Suzanne. Tilda is so beautifully coloured and looks delightful in her violet tones! It's sure to remind your mom of bike rides you took together. Sorry I haven't been by in a while. I'm forever trying to catch up on my commenting. Hugs, Lesley


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

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