Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Color Throwdown #379 - All We Need is Each Other


Hello Wednesday Friends!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.  I love the valentine colors in this palette:


You still have plenty of time to join the challenge because this is the very first day! You can click right here for the link to participate.  Be sure to take a look at what the designers have created.  You will be totally inspired!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happiness is a Good Cup of Coffee


Hello Tuesday Friends!

I thought I would share a card I made using the newest Gina K. Designs incentive stamp set - Coffee Therapy.  You get this set for free when you spend $75 at her store.  These incentive stamps change every two weeks, so don't delay if you want this one!

I used a technique on the background of my card that I saw on Melanie Muenchinger's YouTube Channel.  Click right here for the direct link.  You see, this paper is one layer and it started out as white with black outlines and red berries.  That's it - white, red, black.  So I colored some of the grids with my Copic Markers.  And on the grids I left with a white background, I colored in the leaves.  Thank you Melanie for such a great idea!

Click right here to see the grid stamp set I used.  It is called Inspiration Mosaic and I can see SO MANY uses for it.  Be sure to check out Melanie's other videos using this stamp set too!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Big Hugs,

Susie

Monday, February 8, 2016

So Happy for You


Hello Monday Friends!

Here is a bright and cheerful card for you.  All of my supplies are from Gina K. Designs.  Do you love the colors?  

The butterflies are from the Made with Love stamp set.  This is one of the two sets in the Made with Love StampTV kit.  The sentiment is from the Massive Messages stamp set which was an incentive set and will be available for individual purchase in the next months.

Here is a peek at the kit:

Made with Love StampTV kit

I can't believe how jam packed this kit is.  You will NOT be disappointed when you get this one home and into your hands.

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hello Beautiful - It's Your Day


Happy Sunday!

Today's card is for our second grandchild.  Izzy turned 9 earlier this week and we will see her today.  This card will go with a cute little purple bag filled with the most adorable sundresses ever.  I hope she will like them!  

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

BIG hugs,

Susie

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Color Throwdown #378 - Love You


Happy Saturday!

I was at my local scrapbook store yesterday and I found another sheet of the Adorn It Art Play Printables.  These are sheets of 12x12 water color paper with some of the cutest doodling designs you have ever seen.  There are many to choose from, but I just love this one.  I linked to it above.

You can use most any coloring medium on this paper.  I used Copics, which were a little hard to blend, but I've used water colors before and had great results too.

I am linking this up over at Color Throwdown.  I try never to miss a week.  Here is the palette which is just plain beautiful:


You still have time to play along too. Click here for the link to participate in this week's challenge.

Have a wonderful and creative day!  See you again tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, February 5, 2016

Birthday Wishes


Happy Friday!

My big brother turns 65 today, so this card is for him.  Congrats on making it to the world of Social Security.  I'm right behind you!!

This card was made with all Gina K. Designs products.  If you haven't been to her shop yet, hurry and click this link.  You can thank me later!

Hugs and more hugs,

Susie

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Everything's Better with You


Happy Thursday!

Have you been waiting for a bicycle built for two stamp?  Isn't this adorable?  The Gina K. Designs Made with Love StampTV kit has this stamp.

You must check out this kit.  I am positive you will love it!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bee Mine


Happy Wednesday!

Who knew yellow and red could work for a valentine??  Do you like this fun combination? Today's card features some Eyelet Outlet valentine bees!  I did a little wash of watercolor on my background and then made a colored and die cut hive for my bees.  There are three in total - one Bumblebee brad and two Mini Bee brads.  Of course I needed to add a red Fancy Heart brad too! 

Valentine's Day will be here soon!  I hope you are getting ready.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Birthday


Hello Tuesday Friends!

It's been a long time since I shared any foiled projects with you.

This one is just plain fun!  In the latest Gina K. Designs StampTV Kit called Made with Love, Gina included some toner-printed images that were ready to be foiled.

I made my card base first and then chose foil that would work well with the background colors.  I chose a rainbow foil and WOW, just WOW.  I love how it turned out.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and I'll be back to see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, February 1, 2016

Gina K. Designs Inspirational Blog Hop - Happiness is a Good Cup of Coffee



Happy Monday!

The cast and crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special Inspiration Blog Hop featuring our new incentive stamp set aptly named Coffee Therapy. With this stamp set you will be able to make fun cards to send to your favorite coffee friends! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs.

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Here is a picture of this great new incentive stamp set:


For my card I used the two mirror image stamps. I stacked them (using a masking technique) and then white heat embossed the cups and the sentiment. I added one tiny die cut heart to my tag and then assembled my card. Super easy and fun!!

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the illustrators and design team.


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the What’s New section.

Enjoy the hop and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, January 31, 2016

My Love for You


Happy Sunday!

Here is another card I made with the newest StampTV kit called Made With Love.  I love the idea of making so many different cards from one kit!  I'll share more in the next week too.

This image was so simple to color.  I think I was able to do it in about ten minutes flat.  Don't you love when that happens?

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow - February 1st.

Susie

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Thank You So Much


Dearest Blog Readers:

Just plain THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I am so thankful for each of you.

Signing off until tomorrow- now go and have a wonderful day.

Susie

Friday, January 29, 2016

Keep Calm and Love God's Word


Hello Friday Friends!

I am happy to report that I will be staying on with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps as a design team member.  I am totally excited to be a member of such a fantastically talented team.

Last week we announced our exciting new brand, Creative Worship Bible journaling stamps!  Today we are thrilled to offer you our very first Bible journaling kit available while supplies last!

As you may know, we've had Bible journaling stamps for a few months now, but with all the new stamps we have in the works, it was time they had their own brand.  I think you will be inspired by our Creative Worship line.


Creative Worship stamps were designed with Bible journaling in mind, but they can be used for card making, scrapbooking and so much more!  And for the next two weeks we are offering our first Creative Worship Bible Journaling Kit available now on our website.  Be sure to click on the link to learn more.

Click here to be see the kit

To enjoy all the lovely projects from our design team artists, click on the links below.   Have a super wonderful day and I'll see you right back here tomorrow!

Susie

PS:  I used the color palette for the newest Color Throwdown, so I am linking my bookmark up over there just for fun!



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Happy Birthday


Happy Thursday!

And happy birthday to one of my dearest and absolutely funniest friend, Pammy.  We go back a while and we know each other's secrets, so we have to stay friends forever.

I wanted to showcase one of the beautiful new colors at Gina K. Designs.  This blue is called Blue Lagoon.  I double stamped two of the flowers to make the deep rich color you see.  On my third flower, I stamped one time.  This is fast becoming a favorite color for me!

The stamps and card stock I used are part of the new StampTV Kit called Made With Love.  Be sure to check it out because once you see it, you'll know you need it!!

Happy Birthday Pammy!  Have a great day everyone and I'll see you tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wherever We're Together....


Happy Wednesday!

Here is another card I made using the Gina K. Designs Made With Love StampTV Kit.  The Applemint card stock just might become one of my favorites!  I used the stencil included in the kit to emboss the paper.  Swoon!

I couldn't resist making a shaker card to showcase those little love birds on the branch.  I colored them with Copic markers and I love how they look so in love!

Have the greatest day ever and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sending Lots of Love


Happy Tuesday!

I am loving my time as guest designer for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  If you don't know about these stamps, you just MUST go take a look!

I used two different digi sets for my card.  My main image - the cutie pie flowers are called Doodle Flowers and it is a digi stamp..  This was a very easy image to color.  I'm sure it took less than 30 minutes!  I totally enjoyed adding just a bit of shading to each flower.


My sentiment is the Sending Love digi stamp..  I love the font and I think you will too.  I am a sucker for cute fonts!!


So that's it for me today.  I think you could use this as a Valentine or just a friendship card.  What do you think?

Be sure to check out all the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps digis.  And while you're there, take a peek at the wonderful clear stamps too!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, January 25, 2016

Gina K. Designs Inspirational Blog Hop - Happy Birthday

Happy Monday!

The cast and crew at Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop - this time for our January Release and we hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along with us! 

Enjoy the inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies.  Then to see if you are the winner, visit the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.


Of course we are focusing on the oh so beautiful and newest StampTV Kit which is called, Made with Love

Here is what is included in the kit:


And there are three new inks available also. They are Lipstick, Applemint, and Blue Lagoon. I used the Lipstick ink and card stock on my background. I used all three colors on my tag, plus a little bit of the patterned paper as a tag topper. I stamped my sentiment in Black Onyx, then added a bow and just a few sequins to finish my design.

Are you ready for more awesome creations? Click the links below to see more from the illustrators and design team.


Gina K
Allie Gower
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock

Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore



Stop by the Gina K Designs Store to purchase your 
new StampTV Kit today. 



Thank you for stopping by to visit.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog.  Have a great day and I'll see you right here tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thank You


Happy Sunday!

Just a quick post to show you a card I made for the Gina K. Designs release a few nights ago.  If you aren't familiar with Gina K., hold onto your hat when you check out her site!  She has amazing stamps, beautiful papers with matching inks, and lots of other supplies to help you make the beautiful cards you love to make.

The papers and the floral stamps I used are from Gina's new StampTV kit called, Made with Love.  The large sentiment is from a set called Massive Messages.  This is an incentive set.  Just spend $75 and it will be included with your order.  Score!!

There are also three new ink colors available.  I've used two of them on this card.  I am in love with that green!

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Digital Saturday #38 - Turning 5 Means:


Happy Saturday!

I am still working on my 2014 book.  Here is our sweet Caleb celebrating his fifth birthday.  It's funny that I would be showing this, because today is the day he turns SEVEN!  So yes, I'm a little behind....but I love seeing the older pictures as I work!

Happy birthday to Caleb and I'll see YOU tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, January 22, 2016

Color Throwdown #376 - Hogs & Kisses


Hello Friday Friends!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge   I love the muted colors in this palette:




I wish you could tell that the scrolls and the circle on my card are foiled in pink.  I just couldn't catch the light correctly to show you.  The brand new Gina K. Designs StampTV Kit has four pages of printed elements ready to be foiled.  This is just one of the motifs.  Be sure to check out this kit.  It is called Made with Love and it is FULL of gorgeous stamps and papers.

My little pink pig and the sentiment are from the Whole Herd stamp set from MFT Stamps.  I keep pulling it out to use because it is just so darn cute!

You still have some time to join the challenge! You can click right here for the link to participate. Have fun!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gina K. Designs Release Party - You're the Best


Happy Thursday!

I've waited most of the day to show this card to you.  It is one of the cards I'll be sharing at the Gina K. Designs Release Party at 7pm tonight.  Gina has a brand new StampTV kit called, Made with Love.  It goes on sale tonight and you just won't believe how big this kit is!

So be sure to drop by tonight to see lots and lots of cards made with this new kit.  There will be a video and contests too!  I promise, there is something for everybody!  Here is the link.

See you in less than two hours!

Susie

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

North Pole Tracking and Delivery


Hello Wednesday Friends!

How long does it take you to get all the Christmas presents distributed?  We have such a large family now that we still aren't done.  Someone is always out of town and won't be back in time for Christmas!

I still have one closet shelf full of gifts (including these gift cards) waiting to be opened.

But it's fun to extend Christmas!!!  Thanks to my Silhouette Cameo, these gift tag holders were a cinch to make.  A little printing, cutting and gluing and I was done!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you here tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I Love You More Than...


Happy Tuesday!

I am so honored to be a guest designer for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for the next few weeks.

I used two different digi sets for my card.  My jelly beans are from the Sweet as Candy set.  Can you believe how adorable these images are??  They are perfect for coloring.  For mine, I used Copic markers, but there are so many more mediums from which to choose.


My sentiment is from the Candy Sentiments 2 set.  Can you even imagine how many valentines you could make with these sets?  And the advantage to digi stamps is the ability to resize images and sentiments.  I even broke my sentiments apart before printing.



I hope you like my valentine today.  I had a blast making it and adding just a bit of bling to get it ready for sending to a sweet friend.

Be sure to check out ALL the Valentine's Day digis over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  And while you're there, take a peek at the wonderful clear stamps too!  You'll be happy you did!!!!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, January 18, 2016

Just Chicken In


Happy Monday!

I'm 'just chicken in' on you to see how you are today.  I hope you are doing well.

This little chicken is actually one of the new brads from Eyelet Outlet.  I am giving you a little sneak peek and you will be able to order very soon!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Gift for Ava


Happy Sunday!

I just wanted to show you the gift tag I made yesterday.  Our eleventh grandchild is on her way and we attended her baby shower yesterday.  The room was packed with people who love our son and daughter in law.  It was wonderful to see so much love expressed to them.

I knew I wanted to wrap our gift in some beautiful floral paper, so I made a tag to match and attached it with an embellished clothes pin.

We are excited to meet Ava in March as you can imagine!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Color Throwdown #375 - You're a Purrfect Friend


Hello Saturday Friends!

Here is my card for the second Color Throwdown challenge of 2016.  This week's colors are so bright and cheerful!  I had the BEST time making a card for this challenge!
 

My stamped images are from MFT Stamps.  I colored them with Copic markers and then added a few sequins and some twine to finish my card.

You have some time to join the challenge! You can click right here for the link to participate. Have fun!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, January 15, 2016

I "Chews" You


Hello Friday Friends!

A few weeks ago the owner of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps asked if I would be a guest on her blog for a few weeks this month.  Of course I said YES!

Today Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is releasing some new digi images and I hope you will go and take a look.  The best part of digis for me is that I can resize them.  This one is supersized and I love how it cut out so beautifully with my Silhouette Cameo.

I hope you like my sassy Valentine gum ball machine!  Check out all the new images as well as the cute cards the design team is sharing.  Click right here to go there now.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I Dig You


Happy Thursday!

I hope you are having a great week.

Today's card features a valentine gnome and some products from Eyelet Outlet.  I used some bright Lawn Mushroom brads and also one Heart brad for the handle to my gnome's shovel. I couldn't resist using a little bling for my card so I grabbed some Clear Jewel Bling and added it to the top of the heart.

My papers are from Gina K Designs and the stamp set is from MFT Stamps.

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you right back here tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bee Mine


Happy Wednesday!

Today's card just plain makes me happy.  I stamped my image on a square of watercolor paper and used a marker to add the yellow touches.  I even added it to the black and white patterned paper! I am really loving yellow and black lately!!  My little Bumble Bee brad was, without a doubt,
the perfect addition to to this non-traditional valentine.

Be sure to check out the blog over at Eyelet Outlet.  You will be seeing some lovely valentines and very soon, you will be seeing some new (and fantastic) products.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I'm Always Here for You


Happy Tuesday!

I was sorting through my border dies when I found this XOXOXO die.  I decided it needed some love.  I used Distress inks to cover white card stock with various shades of reds and pinks and then die cut the XOXOXO borders.  I love how it turned out.

Then I made my little layered tag which is popped up from the background.  A few hearts and a little bling and I was done!

Have a fantastic day!

Susie

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy Birthday


Happy Monday!

I was in the mood for a quick card today, so I started looking at things I had already colored or die cut.  My little panda balloon was just sitting there waiting to go on a card and my HAPPY sentiment was already cut from white card stock.  I just colored it black with a marker.

I added a stamped BIRTHDAY and added black twine and some sequins and called it done.

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie