Thursday, July 2, 2015

Color Throwdown #349 - Let's Chill


Happy Thursday!

Today is my day to share my Color Throwdown card with you.  Don't you just adore this bright summer color palette?


Most everything on my card is from the June release at  MFT Stamps.  I just adore the penguins with all their props and cute sayings!

I can't wait to see what everyone makes for this week's challenge.  You have plenty of time to create and share your project.  You can click right here for the link to join the party.

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Guest Blogger - Celebrating 29 Again


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Happy Wednesday!

I am SO very excited to tell you that I am the guest designer for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog during the month of July!  Simon Says Stamp is my favorite online paper crafting store and am so thrilled to be part of the team for a little while.  AND I get a little bonus, because this month has FIVE Wednesdays. SCORE!

So let's get this party started with the first challenge of July!


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This week's challenge is GOING DOTTY and we are showcasing Art Impressions products.  I think their stamps are the bomb!  I love the little ladies, so I chose a super sassy one  for my card.  And I used some "dotty" papers from Lawn Fawn to accentuate the fun colors on my image.




You can win a great prize from Simon Says Stamp - a $50 gift certificate - so don't hesitate to enter.  All of the details are on the blog and you can see them and enter your creation right here.


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I have listed below the products I used on my card.  They are linked up at the blog today too.  Be sure to click on over and take a look. 


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SSS Stitched Rectangles

Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Ami

SSS Crystal Reflections Sequins


Don't forget to check out ALL the great products at Simon Says Stamp.


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

Susie

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I Thank My Lucky Stars for You


Hello Tuesday Friends!

Just a quick note to show you a card I made at last month's MFT Stamps Retreat in Florida.  

If you haven't checked out MFT Stamps, run on over to their site.  You will be so glad you did!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, June 29, 2015

Eyelet Outlet Color Challenge - Happy Wedding



Happy Monday!

It's time for this month's Color Challenge at Eyelet Outlet. I not only love these colors, but the image of that pealing paint is fantastic.  SO shabby chic!!


I chose some new stamps from Lawn Fawn to make my image and sentiment.  I added some pearl bling to the cake and I love the way it turned out.

I hope you will play along with us this month on the Eyelet Outlet Blog.

You have until July 25th to add your link.  There are always prizes, so get your entry submitted.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thanks So Much


Happy Sunday!

Just a quick note to say thanks so much to all my wonderful blog readers!

I appreciate each and every one of you!

See you again tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I'm Tweet on You


Hi Saturday Friends!

Have you ever wanted to use patterned paper AND Washi tape?  Me too - so I figured out an easy way to do it.  I wanted my Washi tape to stay vibrant, so I adhered it to white card stock and trimmed it at the top.  Then I adhered the entire Washi tape panel to my patterned paper.  Voila!  Patterned paper and vibrant and fresh Washi tape colors.

After I stamped, colored and die cut all of my MFT Stamps accents, I added on more important item - a Music Note brad.  I love it!!

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

Susie

Friday, June 26, 2015

Color Throwdown #348 - You Float my Boat


Happy Thursday!

Today is my day to share my Color Throwdown card with you.  This week's palette is a great summer combination:


I didn't have the exact blue in the photo, but they always say to use what you have and get as close as you can.  So that's what I did!!

I can't wait to see what everyone makes for this challenge.  You have plenty of time to create and share your project.  You can click right here for the link to join the party.

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop - Hello Friend

 

Hello Thursday Friends!
 
Thank you for coming by today for the PaperTrey Ink blog hop.  I love having visitors!
 
This month's challenge is to create a project using this inspiration image:

 
I changed my gray stripes a bit - I placed them on the diagonal and then added one fun little orange flower and a sentiment to complete my card.

Don't forget, you can play along too.  You have all day to create your project and link it up right here.  

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #295 - Happy Birthday


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for Challenge #295 at Little Red Wagon.  This week's challenge is called, "Cute as a Button".  

This will be my very last challenge with Little Red Wagon.  I have totally loved being a part of this wonderful team. I have a fun July planned already....and who knows where I'll go next!!

Every product on my card is from MFT Stamps.  I love that panda and the vintage die cut button is just the perfect finishing touch!

Don't forget to check out what all the designers have created this week.  Once you have been totally inspired, be sure to create your project and link it up on the Little Red Wagon blog.  I hope you'll play along with us this week! 

See you tomorrow.  Have a wonderful day!

Susie

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Everything's Better with a Little Bling


Happy Tuesday!

Can I get an Amen?  Who doesn't like a little bling?

I thought this was a super fun little sentiment and I couldn't wait to use it along with a die cut diamond.  Both the die and the stamp were designed by Julie Ebersole and are available at Ellen Hutson.  Be sure to take a look.

I love the way the gold card stock really shines.  And of course I had to add a few gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to complete my card.

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

Susie

Monday, June 22, 2015

I Miss You


Happy Monday!

Did you know you can stamp and heat emboss on Washi tape?  Well, you can!!  Just move your heat tool quickly over the tape and the embossing powder will melt perfectly!  

Do you love that Telephone Brad?  Be sure to take a look on the Eyelet Outlet website to grab some of your own!  It comes in a package with fan brads.  How cool is that?

And just for fun, I decided to enter this card over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge was to use a favorite technique or product.  I am trying my hand at water coloring these days...so here I go!!

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

Susie

Sunday, June 21, 2015

You're A Good Egg - Happy Father's Day


Happy Father's Day to my husband
and all the other wonderful 
dads out there.

Big hugs to all.

Susie

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Father's Day


Hello Saturday Friends!

I've got two more Father's Day cards to share with you.  Stay tuned - tomorrow will be the last one!

Today's card has a big bucket of fish for you.  I colored the die cut bucket using Copic markers and then filled it with fish brads from Eyelet Outlet.  The fun Washi tape is from Eyelet Outlet too.

I'll see you tomorrow with one more Father's Day card.

Have a great day!

Susie

Friday, June 19, 2015

CSAYL Challenge #49 - Peace


Welcome Friday Friends!

Here's a fun Christmas card for you.  At Christmas Stampin' All Year Long we deliver a twice monthly challenge to you and if you play along, you will have plenty of cards completed when December rolls around again. And it will be here before you know it!


Our challenge was to use ribbon or lace on our card.  I had the best time using this challenge to make a soft and feminine Christmas card.  We are sponsored this week by DRS Stamps and they are offering a $10 voucher for their site.  What a great prize!! 

I hope you will play along with us  You can link up your creation at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog

You have until midnight June 30th to link up. Have fun and I'll see you over at the blog.

Until tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #347 - AHOY


Happy Thursday!

Today is the day I get to share my Color Throwdown card with you.  This week's color palette just makes my heart go pitter patter.  I can't tell you how much I LOVE this combination:


My card design inspiration came from the marvelous Kay Miller.  You absolutely need to follow the link so you can see her cute card....and follow her blog.  She is AMAZING!!  Most everything on my card is from MFT Stamps - my favorite company ever! I had a blast putting my card together.  I hope you like it too.

I can't wait to see what everyone creates for this challenge.  You still have plenty of time left and you can click right here for the link to join the party.

And just for fun I also entered today's project in lesson two of MFT Stamps' Summer School.

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #294 - Happy Anniversary


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for Challenge #294 at Little Red Wagon.  Jan is bringing us this week's challenge and she wants to see some stitching on our projects. I love the look of stitching on my cards, so this was an easy one for me.

I used dies to create my stitching - lots of stitching!!  My Simon Says Stamp stitched dies really came in handy for this one!

Be sure to check out what all the designers have created this week.  Once you have been totally inspired, be sure to create your project and link it up on the Little Red Wagon blog.  I hope you'll play along with us this week! 

See you tomorrow.  Have a fantastic day!

Susie

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Just a Note


Happy Tuesday!

I hope your week has started out on a happy note!

I made today's card using the Bicycle2Stamp stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  I also used the matching die.  I colored in the image using Copic markers and then added the fun basket to the front.  I also used the road die from MFT Stamps to give my bike a place to ride.  I believe the die is now discontinued, but you may be able to find it somewhere on line.

I hope you like this cheery card.  And may the rest of your week be spectacular!
 
See you tomorrow.  Until then, have a wonderful day!! 

Susie

Monday, June 15, 2015

Whimsie Doodle's June Challenge - Happy Summer Birthday


Hello Monday Friends!

Guess what's happening today!!  That's right - it's time for a brand new challenge at Whimsie Doodles!  

This month we are challenging you to make a summer themed card.  And with summer right around the corner, it's perfect timing!

I used the Out on a Limb image for my card.  I colored my image with Copic markers and then layered on a frame and a banner - oh and some enamel dots - to finish my card.

See all of the Doodlelicious Diva's projects on the Whimsie Doodle blog today and you will be inspired for sure!!  Then it's YOUR turn to get creative.  Click here for all the info on submitting your beautiful creation for this month's challenge.  You have until July 13th to submit....but why not get started right away? 

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Shoot For the Stars


Happy Sunday!

Today's card is fashioned using all new products from MFT Stamps.  I am totally in love with the new gold and silver card stock they are offering now.  And the new stars dies?  Well, they are terrific!!

Be sure to check out MFT Stamps.  You will be so happy you did!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Is It Too Soon to Miss You?


Happy Saturday!

Have you seen the newest Birdie Brown image from MFT Stamps?  Isn't she just the cutest?  I think so too!  The stamp set is named, Adventure is Calling.

I had so much fun coloring her and then using a paint swash stamp on the background - also from MFT Stamps.

Have a glorious Saturday.  See you tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, June 12, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #346 - You Are So Very Sweet



Happy Friday!

Today is the day I get to share my Color Throwdown card with you.  This week's color palette was a bit unusual I thought.  But I like that this challenge stretches me to try something different.  Here is the current challenge image:


I used an older stamp set from Clearly Besotted.  It really is one of my favorites, so it was a joy to bring it out and give it some ink.  You can see the whole set right here. Oh, and of course there are matching dies too!
I can't wait to see what everyone creates for this challenge.  You still have plenty of time left and you can click right here for the link to join in the fun.

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Little One

 

Happy Monday!

A few weeks ago I made a card using this set from Whimsie Doodles and it was all pink and flowery.  So I just couldn't resist making a card for a little boy.  This one is much more tailored and suited for a baby boy.

You simply must check out the Baby Sentiments digital stamp set.  It has five beautiful images for you to download and make into lovely cards.  Depending on your recipient, I think each image could be colored for either a sweet baby girl or boy.  Be sure to check it out!

Have a creative day!

Susie

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Happy Birthday from the Whole Herd


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for Challenge #293 at Little Red Wagon.  Joanne is bringing us this week's challenge and she wants to see some farm animals. She is calling this week's challenge, OLD MCDONALD HAD A FARM.  Now, how much fun is that?

I used some digital images to make my card. I just printed these cuties and then cut them out, layering everything onto a bright yellow background.  Oh - and adding a hill for them to enjoy.  My favorite part I think is the party hats.  What's a birthday without party hats?

Be sure to check out what all the designers have created this week.  Once you have been totally inspired, be sure to create your project and link it up on the Little Red Wagon blog.  I hope you'll play along with us this week! 

See you tomorrow.  Have a fantastic day!

Susie

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Thinking of You


Hello Tuesday Friends!
 
Here's a card I made using some ADORABLE stamps from Lawn Fawn.  This set is called Stuck on You and I just love it.  It has some really cute images and sentiments (and of course matching dies).  Swoon.

I like using small images and building up layers around them.  It gives the image center stage and isn't that what we all enjoy?????  And of course adding a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins just adds to the fun!

I am off to create some more fun projects to share with you!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sending Happy Thoughts


Happy Monday!

It's no secret that water coloring is all the rage right now.  I am very slowly making my way toward dabbling into this medium.

I do love the texture of the paper and the way it accepts the color so easily...but I need to practice more so that I can get the beautiful look that I am seeing everywhere on the web.

But here is an attempt using the Artful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I love how simple this card is and indeed, I AM sending happy thoughts to you...my lovely readers.

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Love You


Hello Sunday Friends!

This is a card I made for my daughter a few weeks ago.  

I love making shaker cards and this one was really fun with images from Simon Says Stamp.  I used the Lila's Heart stamps and dies as well as the Circle Sayings stamp set to make my card.  

Every time I see this card on my daughter's counter, it brings me joy as a card maker.  It feels good to be appreciated and it's fun to make thoughtful cards for loved ones too!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Color Throwdown #345 - Hope Your Day is as Cool as You Are


Happy Saturday!

Today is the day I get to share my Color Throwdown card with you. I love seeing each week's color palette!!.  Here is the current challenge image:


I can't imagine a more perfect palette for this week.  I just adore it!  I had a super fun time combining these colors with the new Penguins in Paradise stamp and die sets from MFT Stamps. 

Earlier this week I returned from a weekend in Florida retreating with some lovely women at an event hosted by the beautiful employees of MFT Stamps.  If you haven't checked them out lately, be sure to click right here.

I can't wait to see what everyone creates for this challenge.  You still have time left and you can click right here for the link to join in the fun.

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Friday, June 5, 2015

CSAYL Challenge #48 - Season's Greetings



Hello Again - Welcome Back Friday Friends!

I am sure by now you are used to seeing a Christmas card on my blog every other Friday!  At Christmas Stampin' All Year Long we deliver a twice monthly challenge to you and if you play along, you will have plenty of cards completed when December rolls around again. And it will be here before you know it!

Today's challenge involves this fantastic color palette:



We are sponsored this week by SLS Lines and they are offering a prize of three digis from their site.  What a great prize!!  I used the Winter Hipster Girl with Hat image for my card and totally loved using this week's challenge color palette.

I hope you will play along with us  You can link up your creation at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog

You have until midnight June 16th to link up. Have fun and I'll see you over at the blog.

Until tomorrow!

Susie

Whimsie Doodles June Release - Tow-tally the Best Dad


Hello Friday Friends!

It's time for June's new release at Whimsie Doodles. There are several images in this release and they are really cute.  We will be on design hiatus in July and August - so be sure to scoop up the June release.  And then we will be back in September with some more wonderful images.

My card for the new release uses the Tow-tally image which you can find right here.  Isn't this an adorable image for Father's Day? 

When you are checking out the newest images, be sure to take a peek at what all the Doodlelicious Divas have created too!  Such a talented group of ladies!  If you love digis and you love to color, you will certainly be inspired when you take a look.

I noticed the Wednesday Challenge Team over at Simon Says Stamp is looking for masculine cards, so I decided to link this one up right here. You should enter too!!

Have a great day and I'll see you again in a few hours with another fun card to share.

Susie

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I Really Miss You


Hello Thursday Friends!

I know you've seen me use this little cutie before, but she is just so adorable, I had to ink her up again.  This time I used light shades of blue along with some red and I love the way the card turned out.  You can find this stamp set right here.  Oh, and having the coordinating dies makes the process super quick and easy.

I made my own embossed diagonal striped paper with the Diagonal Stripes stamp from Simon Says Stamp.  Then I just cut strips to use on my cards.  I plan to make a few more striped backgrounds all at once in different colors to have them on hand. It beats looking for just the right color paper for my next projects!

I added the cute sentiment from Avery Elle and then stamped and colored two hearts to finish off my card.

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

Susie

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for Challenge #292 at Little Red Wagon.  Heather is bringing us this week's challenge and she wants us to use something in our stash we haven't used before.  She is calling this week's challenge, USE IT UP.  I like it!!

Confession time:  I just HAD to have these Happy Duo dies from MFT Stamps.  And then I never used them.  But now that I have, I love them and will be using the set again very soon.  (I promise).

What's in your stash?  Be sure to join in the fun and share your creation with us. And be sure to visit the other girlfriends' blogs to see what they have created to share with you.

Once you have been totally inspired, be sure to create your project and link it up on the Little Red Wagon blog.  I hope you'll play along with us this week! 

See you tomorrow.  Until then, have a HAPPY day!

Susie

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Happy Father's Day


Happy Tuesday!

I thought I'd share another Father's Day card with you today.  I had the best time putting together this scene. All of the brads and bling are from Eyelet Outlet.

I used some more of the Washi tape as well as some Glitter tape.  I filled my blinged out basket with lots of items from the Shell brads collection and the Sea Shore brads collection.  I also used some fun Enamel Dots on this card.

Have a fun filled day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie