Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Tags



Hi Everyone! I was so excited to find out that the card that I made for St. Patrick's Day, Lucky Me - from my last posting, won the 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps St. Patrick's Day Challenge. I won three digital images from their Esty Shop, so I picked out the Easter Bunny Chick, Bunny Easter Egg and Cupcake Frog images. Thank you 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps for the very cute images! I used two of the images to make the Easter Tags.

For the tags, I used digital design papers from Nitwit - Egg-stra Special Collection. Behind the bunny and chick digital images that I colored with alcohol markers, I used some Easter egg stickers that I found at the Dollar Store. I cut off the white border that was around them leaving the very bottom, so the two layers of the sticker, clear embossed acetate and colored image, would stay together. I added a grass border that was cut using the Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch. The mini daisies are from All Natural Accents. The two sayings are from Darcie's. I added a little bit of tulle to the top of each of them and then tied a bow with baker's twine.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope this inspires you to make some Easter tags for your Easter goodies!


I am entering the tags into the following challenge:

2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps Challenge #103 - Anything Goes


Have a wonderful spring day!

Big Hugs,

Suzan

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lucky Me!



Hi Everyone!  I hope this finds you all doing well! Here in California, there are signs that spring is here. The daffodils in my garden have bloomed and a dove has built a nest under my patio cover on two of the beams. This past Saturday, a baby dove arrived! It is so cute!

Can you believe that it is already March and St. Patrick's Day is next week!   I decided to make a card for   St. Patrick's Day using The Greeting Farm Digi Image - Good Luck Anya. I printed the cute image on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored it with Alcohol Markers. I paper pieced Anya's hat and outfit using Nitwit Collections - Bit O' Blarney Digital Design Papers. I also used the same design papers for the background of the card. I added one of my handmade flowers that I created using some lace that I found at Joann's. I also added some doilies and a Bazzill Timeless Button for the center. The "lucky me" is a stamp from Studio G. The ribbon and lace are from my stash.
 
 
I also crocheted some 4 leaf clovers using a tutorial I found here. I dyed them using green food coloring.        I added a rhinestone that I found at Michael's to each of the centers.
 
 Thank you for stopping by my blog! Lucky me to have such wonderful followers like you!

I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! I'm going to try to make a Grasshopper Pie for my hubby on St. Patrick's Day! Chocolate and mint! Yummy!

I'm entering my card in the following challenge:

2 Cute Digital Stamps Challenge #101 - St. Patrick's Day


Big Hugs,

Suzan

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Just For You




Hello Everyone! I would like to share with you a Pocket Tag Card that I created!  I was inspired by Bona - LiveLoveScrap on Youtube.  For the Pocket Card, I used some design paper from The Paper Studio - Tiny Pink Hearts that I found at Hobby Lobby. I backed it with some Georgia-Pacific White Card Stock to give it some strength. I added some white crocheted lace to the edge of the pocket that  I found at Hobby Lobby.  I also added a doily that I die cut  and embossed using Cheery Lynn Designs - DL 234 French Pastry Tiny Doily. I had a "Aha Moment" while cutting the doily out. LOL! Instead of using white card stock like I normally do, I cut it out of white printer paper, so it came out looking just like a store bought doily, but better, especially after I embossed it.  The heart ribbon is from Michael's. The tulle is from my stash.

The flower is handmade. I used some lace and tulle that I found at Joann's. I made the crocheted doily and the pearl flower center. I used $1 strands of glass pearls from Darice that I found at Michael's to make the pearl flower center. I threaded 9 - 4mm pearls onto a 32 gauge wire and then twisted the two wires together to form a circle. Then, I took one of the wires and threaded a 8mm pearl for the center. I brought the wire with the 8mm pearl to the back, going down on outer side of the pearl circle on the opposite side of where the wire originated from. The pearl center is held securely into place after I twisted the two wires again in the back.  I think they are the perfect size for handmade flowers and very easy to make.


 Here is a card of pearl centers that I made to give to some of my friends this Valentine's Day!
 
 
For the tag that fits in the pocket,  I used a sweet little girl from Hero Arts -  CL381 Sweet Wonderful You Clear Stamp Set. I stamped her on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored her with Alcohol Markers, and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The "Just For You" is from Stampin' Up - Label Love Stamp Set.  I added the other half of the doily with a rhinestone heart that I found in my stash.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I always love hearing from you and appreciate all your comments!

Have a wonderful day!!

I'm entering my Pocket Tag Card into the following challenge:

Fussy and Fancy - Challenge 107  "Be My Valentine"

Big Hugs,

Suzan

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Wishes For You!


Hello Everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I have posted a card or project on my blog. As some of you already know, my sweet little dog, Woody, passed away on December 22nd, after being very sick for over 2 weeks. The vet just couldn't find out what was wrong with him. The vet even contacted several of the top vet schools to see if any of the experts there knew what was going on with my little guy! My hubby and I rescued Woody 8 years ago and he blessed our lives with his unconditional love every day of that 8 years. We took Woody everywhere with us and people would always say that Woody was the happiest dog they had ever seen. I can't tell you how much my heart is broken and how much Woody is missed!  My hubby and I loved Woody so much!

Speaking of love, Valentine's Day is almost here, so I decided to make a heart box with some design papers from TPC Studio - Little Lovin' Collection. The heart box pattern is from Paper Wishes - Teresa's Fantastic Folded Cards and Boxes CD. The sweet image that I used is from C.C. Designs - Swiss Pixie Love Letter Lucy.  I used the digi version, which was printed on Georgia-Pacific White Card Stock that I found at Walmart.  I colored her with Alcohol Markers, and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  I used a Clear Wink of Stella Pen to add a little sparkle to her dress. The flowers that I used are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The little berries and the heart ribbon are from Michael's. The doily that I used is from Wilton.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with lots of love!

I'm entering my Valentine's Box into the following challenge:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - With A Heart


Big Hugs,
 ♥♥♥
Suzan

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween Everyone! Not only is it Halloween, but I'm celebrating my 2nd blog anniversary! Oh My Goodness! I can't believe that it has been 2 years since I started blogging! This past year I haven't done as many postings as I would of liked to have done, but I'm going to try to do more this coming year!

Today, I would like to share a Halloween Envelope Card  that I made.   I used my WRMK Envelope Punch Board to create the 3" x 4" envelope out of a  6" square piece of design paper that I printed on a piece of Georgia-Pacific Card Stock using a Digi Design Paper from Jessica Sprague -  Crystal Wikerson Designs Too Cute To Spook Collection. The Scalloped Frame is from Jessica Sprague - Echo Park Tricks and Treats Collection that I also printed out and fussy cut.  The flourish that I stamped on it is a Craft Smart Stamp from Michael's.  The cute little girl is from My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence Pretty Pumpkin Stamp Set. I stamped it on Cryogen White and colored it with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. I paper pieced the blouse, skirt and bow with digi design papers from Jessica Sprague - Crystal Wikerson Designs Too Cute To Spoke Collection. The Happy Halloween is also from the Pretty Pumpkin Set. The October 1st is a Studio G stamp from Joann's.  The Orange Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Berries and Pumpkin Ribbon are from Michael's. The Leaves are from my stash.

I want to thank you all so very much for stopping by and leaving me all the sweet comments this past year! Each and every one of them are much appreciated!

I hope you have a wonderful day and a fun evening trick or treating!

Big Hugs,
Suzan

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hello Pumpkin!




Hello Everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful October! I can't believe that Halloween is only a couple of days away! My hubby and I planted 7 Sugar Pumpkin plants in the backyard and so far we have 7 pumpkins! 3 of them have already been cut off the vine and I am planing on making a pumpkin pie with one of them! I hope it comes out okay! I've always used pumpkin from a can, never from a real pumpkin before! I'll let you know how the pie turns out!

I would like to share with you a cute little Pumpkin Treat Container that I made.  The sweet image that I used is a Heather Ellis Pure Innocence Digi. I printed the image on Georgia-Pacfic White Card Stock and colored it in with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. I paper pieced the dress using Digi Paper from MyGrafico - Shery K Designs Daisies Collection and the pumpkin was paper pieced with Digi Paper from Jessica Sprague - Echo Park Tricks and Treats Collection. I embossed the orange card stock with a dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug. For the decorative border, I used a Die-namics Die. The flower and leaves are from my stash. The berries are from Michaels and the twine is from the Dollar Store.


 Three little Sugar Pumpkins from my pumpkin patch!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'll be back soon with another Halloween creation that I have made!

Have a wonderful day!

Big Hugs,
Suzan
 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Party In Pink



Hi Everyone,  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and my friend, Jacque Beddingfield, who is a breast cancer survivor, is the co-chair for a Party In Pink Zumbathon this weekend in her hometown of Hendersonville, NC.  Jacque has taken it on as a personal goal to reach as many people as she can all over the world to raise money for the Cause and the Cure of Breast Cancer. This disease effects more than 1 in every 8 women all over the world and many men as well!
 
Please visit Jacque's Blog, Jacque's Joie de Vivre, to get all the details on how you can help her with this cause that is so close to her heart! Wouldn't it be wonderful to Stamp Out Breast Cancer for Good!
 
 
 
 
Speaking of stamping, I would like to share a card with you that I made for Jacque back in 2010.  For this card, I used Fairy Dust Tilda, because I thought it would be the perfect image to send pink wishes her way! The Design Papers that I used are Pink Ribbon from Stemmar and Basic Glitter Paper from Best Creation Inc. I added flowers from my stash.  The pink beads on the wire are from Michael's wedding section.  They were on a long garland that I took apart.  I bent them to look like vines and added a heart charm that I found at Joann's.  I also used Petite Scalloped Nesties and an EK Success Arrow Slim Edger Border Punch.
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and I hope you can take a moment to visit Jacque's Blog as well! I know she would greatly appreciate your support!
 
Sending Pink Wishes to All of You!
 
Big Hugs,
Suzan