Sunday, November 23, 2014

I Love Fall


Happy Sunday! 

It's time for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and today we have a color challenge for you.  Ruby, butter and pumpkin...that's what we are using this week!

 And here is our inspiration photo:


We are sponsored this week by May Arts.  
When you visit their website, you will see the cutest logo:  
"When in doubt, put a bow on it".
Isn't that adorable?  May Arts has the most wonderful ribbon products.  I could go on and on....but instead, just click on over to their website and see for yourselves. You'll be so happy you did!

What will you design to share with us this week?  Be sure to make a plan to play along with us.  You can click here for the link.  

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Digital Saturday Week #10


Happy Saturday!

It's another day in digi land!  Today I have a very recent layout to share with you.  Just a few weeks ago these little Ninja Turtles were at the church's fall festival.  Of course I think they were the cutest ones there.  Next I'll be scrapping their trick or treat adventure...and I am really looking forward to that.

Take care and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Tradition Continues


Happy Friday!

I love Fridays because it is the day that new Jenni Bowlin product is released at Snap Click Supply!   

This is the sister website to Jessica Sprague where so many beautiful products are for sale.  If you haven't seen the site yet, be sure to take a look today.  It is worth the trip!

I used the brand new Jenni Bowlin's Haven Cardstock for my layout.   Don't you just love the texture of that cardstock? The pack is just $2.24 this weekend.  I also used a patterned paper from the Haven Collection which coordinates perfectly.

New releases are always 20% off during their debut weekend, so be sure to hop on over to Snap Click Supply and take a look!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tags x 2


Hello Thursday Friends!

Do you make your own package tags?  It is a super fun way to use of some of your scraps and some smaller stamp images you may have.

The little penguin on the left is from Lawn Fawn.  Everything else is from Mama Elephant - the stamps and the dies.  These were really quick to put together.

I love that each character is holding a candy cane brad from Eyelet Outlet.  There is even a snowflake brad on the one on the right.  I love adding dimension with brads!

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

Susie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Merry & Bright


Happy Wednesday!

The Color Throwdown challenge for the week is here!

I've been wanting to use this MERRY die since I got it from MFT Stamps.  When I saw this week's color palette, I knew I'd be using it.  I experimented with the color for the backing.  I vacillated between the navy and the pink...but finally chose the pink and then everything was a snap after that.  I love the way the card turned out.  I coated the MERRY and the BRIGHT letters with clear Wink of Stella, so they really sparkle.  What a fun card to make!

Here is a look at this week's colors. What will you create?


I hope you will play along with this week's challenge.  This is the very first day of the challenge, so you have plenty of time to make something fun.  And remember, you don't have to have the exact colors.  They always tell us to just use the closest match you have.  So have fun and get to creating!

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday


Happy Tuesday!

I finally found some time to play with last month's My Favorite Things release.  What I ordered was really Christmas themed, but I wanted to see if I could use it for other occasions.  Sure enough, the little girl and the present stamps from Jingle All The Way make perfect birthday images.  And the tag from the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 set is perfect too!  I love that the topper is separate so I could color it with the same makers I used on my little girl image.  FUN!!

So it all came together and I love the result. The HAPPY is a die that is on a line, so I was able to tuck the line behind the frame.  Easy peasy!  Of course I had to add some Pretty Pink Posh sequins too!

I hope you enjoy today's project.  I'll be right back here tomorrow with another one.

Susie

Monday, November 17, 2014

Love You - Take 2


Happy Monday!!

Here is the second card I made in this style. I thought this one was a little more masculine. Isn't it fun when you find a good design you can keep repeating and still love it?

The trick to this technique is to stack all of the chevrons together with tape on the back and then cut out the heart.  It works like a charm.  I raised mine up with foam tape and then popped in the glittered heart.

I hope you have a great Monday and I'll see you tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Joyful Wishes

  
Happy Sunday! 

It's time for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and today we have a theme challenge for you.  We are all about fairies this week. They are like little pixies with magical powers.  How much fun is that? And here is our inspiration photo:


We are sponsored this week by DTS Art.  
Be sure to click on over to their site.  They not only sell digital stamps, but SVG cut files and the cutest little onesies you've ever seen!  The image inside my shaker card is one from their website.  They really do have some cute images to color.

What will you design to share with us this week?  Be sure to make a plan to play along with us.  You can click here for the link.  

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Digital Saturday Week #9


Happy Saturday!

This is a layout I did a while back.  Our granddaughter Izzy is seven now.....but here she wasn't even two years old yet.

I love the look on Izzy's face and it is mirrored on Grandpa's face.  They actually look alike, so when they act alike too, I get tickled!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you get some fun crafting time in too.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, November 14, 2014

Big Hugs


Hello Friday Friends!

I hope you have had a lovely week and are happy about heading into the weekend soon.

My card today is made from lots of scraps I had out on my desk.  I sorta love how it all came together.  The second thing I love is that I found enamel dots that were just perfect for this card.  SCORE!!

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow.  I'll be back with a digital design to share.

Susie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hey Friend - Take 2


Happy Thursday!

I've got another card for you using the Luminary Circles die from Simon Says Stamp.  It cuts out a large circle and lots of smaller circles all around it.  I filled the smaller circles with a variety of paper and enamel dots.  That heart enamel dot makes me smile.  I actually added a few extra enamel dots where there weren't cut out circles because I wanted a fuller affect.

The "hey" is stamped on the card back and then the white panel (matted in black) is raised with foam tape.  I just really do like the way this turned out.  I guess that's why I've made more than one!!

I hope you have a lovely day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Holidays


Happy Wednesday!

The Color Throwdown challenge for the week is here!  I know it might be early for holiday cards, but the colors really inspired me!  It's funny to think that two blues and and orange would make me think of a snowman....but it did!  So here's my card!!  It's a little bit MFT Stamps, Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant.  Sometimes I just like to mix them all up!

Here is a look at this week's colors. What will you dream up to make?


I hope you will play along with this week's challenge.  This is the very first day of the challenge, so you have plenty of time to make something fun.  And remember, you don't have to have the exact colors.  They always tell us to just use the closest match you have.  So have fun and get to creating!

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sending Prayers and Love


Hello Tuesday Friends!

This is Veterans Day and my card is to honor those who have served and those who have lost loved ones in their service.

Thank you to both for your courage.  I honor and respect you all.

Thanking all veterans and their families today.

Susie

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sending You Sunshine


Hello Monday Friends!

Here is a simple design that I think works over and over.  The simplicity of it lets the focal image shine.  No telling what all could go in that cut out circle!!

This time I used a stamp from MFT Stamps.  She is just a little cutie and you can find her right here.  There are two little dogs in this stamp set too.  You have to go take a look.  They are adorable!!

So have a sun-shiny day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hello Friend

  
Happy Sunday! 

It's time for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and today we have a color challenge for you.  We are working with two shades of brown and a lovely orange. And here is our inspiration photo:


We are sponsored this week by Newton's Nook.  
They have some really cute stamps.  I know I have a small collection!  I think you will find lots to inspire you at their site.

What will you design to share with us this week?  Be sure to make a plan to play along with us.  You can click here for the link.  

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Digital Saturday - Week #8


Happy Saturday!

The little cutie on the left just turned two this week.  Today we will be having a birthday party for him which will include his little friends and lots of family.

Andrew is the sweetest boy on earth.  He usually has a scrape or a bump or a bruise because he is ALL BOY and never stops running.  His heart is pure and his laugh is infectious.  He is a handful most of the time.  He is the best little brother - always looking to Caleb for direction.  He is probably the most awesome two year old I know!  I can't imagine our lives without this little boy.  Yes, I am his grandma.

I hope you have someone like Andrew in your life.  If you do, you will never be lonely and you will always be laughing.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, November 7, 2014

Do Great Things


Happy Friday!

Today's card makes me smile because I love this quote from Mother Teresa.  If I had a "life quote" this would be it!

The stamp is an older one from MFT Stamps.  I colored it with Copic markers and I just love the way it turned out.  That little acorn is from Lawn Fawn.  He is just a cutie-patootie!

I hope your day will be wonderful.  I'll see you right back here tomorrow.

Susie

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thankful for You


Hello Thursday Friends!

I hope you are already having a wonderful day.  Here in Texas it is a little brisk and as you can see, this sweet little fox is enjoying the fall weather!

Enjoy the day and I'll see you tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Love You


Happy Wednesday!

The Color Throwdown challenge for the week is here!  I get so excited when I see the newest color palette each week!  I try to get to work on my card right away!  I made a few cards like this because I love the design so much.  But here is the one that matches this week's challenge colors.

Here is a look at this week's colors. I think they are lovely!



I hope you will play along with this week's challenge.  This is the very first day of the challenge, so you have plenty of time to make something fun.  And remember, you don't have to have the exact colors.  They always tell us to just use the closest match you have.  So have fun and get to creating!

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Just Saying Hello


Happy Tuesday!

I used this digital apple basket image a few weeks ago, but I really love it, so I enlarged it and fashioned a new card with new colors.  I don't mind using my images more than once.  For me it makes them more valuable.

I wonder if you can see that the white card base is dry embossed with diagonal stripes.  In between each raised stripe I added a strip of Washi tape.  This changed the look of the card dramatically and I am sure I will try this again.

Do you use your favorite images over and over?  I always wonder what others do.

I'll be back tomorrow.

See you then.

Susie

Monday, November 3, 2014

You Rule


Happy Monday!

How about a bright and cheerful card for you today?  This card was constructed with products from My Favorite Things. I fell in love with this cute little girl and all of the coordinating stamps in the set.  Then of course there are matching dies!  AWESOME!

I colored the images with Copic markers and then die cut the pieces to make my card.  I think this is a super fun card and I hope you like it too.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hey Foxy


  Happy Sunday! 

It's time for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and today we have a theme challenge for you.  We are all about fall.  Yes - glorious fall with all of its rich colors and beauty!  And here is our inspiration photo:


We are sponsored this week by Craft Classes Online.  
This site is an excellent place to go if you are looking for crafting instruction. Be sure to take a look - you will probably find one of their classes irresistible!

What will you design to share with us this week?  Be sure to make a plan to play along with us.  You can click here for the link.  

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Digital Saturday - Week #7


Happy Saturday!

This is a layout I did five years ago at a December retreat.  I took the group picture and then inserted it into my layout.  THEN I uploaded it to Costco and had one printed and framed for everyone at the retreat.  It was my secret project and I had such fun surprising everyone with their own framed layout before the retreat even ended.

That, my friend, is the beauty of digital!  Nine copies...coming right up!

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

Susie

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween



Happy Halloween to all my friends!

Please be safe and have a wonderful day!

Susie

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hey Friend


Happy Thursday! 

The Color Throwdown challenge for the week started yesterday.  I usually post the very day it begins, but I was away from home all day yesterday and couldn't make my card.  So here is the one I finally made today.  Don't you just love how cheerful this card is?

Here is a look at this week's colors.  I think this is one of my favorite palettes so far.


I hope you will play along with this week's challenge.  You have plenty of time to make something fun.  And remember, you don't have to have the exact colors.  They always tell us to just use the closest match you have.  So have fun and get to creating!

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thank You




Happy Wednesday!

I just want to say a quick thank you to all my blog readers.  You are faithful and always kind.  I want you to know that you are my reason for blogging.

I am not selling anything....I just want to inspire you to make lovely cards, scrapbook layouts and home decor - whatever makes YOU happy.

So please have a wonderful Wednesday knowing that you are appreciated today,

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thankful For You


Happy Tuesday!

Have you ever looked at a stamp and just knew exactly what you would do with it?  I knew from the moment I saw this cute Meljen's Designs' stamp that it would be pink.  I am sure it would look stunning in other colors....but not this time.  It's PINK all the way.

So in support of my friends who have survived cancer...and some who have not, I offer this card.  I AM thankful for you.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, October 27, 2014

Trick or Treat


Happy Monday!

So here is my next to last Halloween card.  I'll post my final one on Friday.

I used all of the Impression Obsession Trick or Treaters dies on this card and added some fun Washi tape for the border.

I love how bright this turned out even though there is a large amount of black on it.

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

Susie

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thinking of You


    Happy Sunday! 

It's time for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and today we have a color challenge for you.  You are going to love these rich fall colors!  And here is our inspiration photo:


We are sponsored this week by 2 Cute Ink.  
This is an Etsy store worth visiting.  I have quite a few of her images and I tend to use them over and over.  The line drawings are always perfect.  Be sure to check them out this week.  I think you will fall in love with 2 Cute Ink.

What will you design to share with us this week?  Be sure to make a plan to play along with us.  You can click here for the link.  

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Digital Saturday - Week #6


Hello Saturday Friends!

Today's digital layout is one from a few years back.  This is our little Caleb having his first cereal.  His daddy was in charge.  Imagine his mom's surprise at the final picture!  I doubt Caleb really ate Cheerios at six months old....but who knows?

It is fun to look back at older layouts.  Now we have a younger version of Caleb and we are reliving some of this same fun!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wood You be Mine?



Happy Friday!

Is it just me, or are we all loving the little critter stamps?  I don't have too many, but I just really enjoy coloring them and using them on my cards.

This little scene is from Lawn Fawn.  The frame, wooden circle stamp and sentiment are all from MFT Stamps.  It's fun to mix the different stamp and die sets I think.

Now go be sweet to someone you love and I'll do the same.

See you tomorrow.

Susie