Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sorry to Hear of Your Accident



Happy Thursday!

It's my turn to share a project on the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps blog and I wanted to share it with you too.  I used the Get Well Critters clear stamp set to make my card.

I colored the poor broken-armed chicken with Copic markers and then added my sentiment and a few enamel dots. I added a black mat to my circle and then adhered it to my card. I added an additional sentiment and some splatters to finish my card.

Here is a look at the stamp set I used. There are so many adorable images. It was hard to choose just one!


Be sure to check out all the inspiration at the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps blog - today and everyday!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Color Throwdown #399 - I'm Glad We're Friends


Hello Wednesday Friends!

Here is my card for the current  Color Throwdown challenge. My images are from MFT Stamps.  They are such happy critters.  Don't you think?

So....check out this week's palette:


Today is the first day of the challenge, so you have plenty of time to join!   You can click right here for the link to participate. Be sure to take a look at what the designers have created and prepare to be inspired!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #21 - You are so Kind


Happy Tuesday!

I am sharing my card for this week's challenge at Inspired by All the Little Things. This week's inspiration photo looks so serene and yet colorful.  I was inspired by all the lovely colors in the photo.

 Here is the graphic for the week:


This is such a fun challenge and the design team has made beautiful cards to inspire us.  Be sure to take a look.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, June 27, 2016

Congrats on your Growing Family


Hello Monday Friends!

I really don't have anyone in mind for this card, but I just can't wait until I do.  Look at all that pink laundry!

I am having a ball with the Loads of Fun stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I plan to use some of the smaller elements on a card soon.  Also, I want to try to make a shaker card using the washer/dryer.

So off I go to create.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, June 26, 2016

When It Comes to Being Awesome....


Hello Sunday Friends!

Today I'm sharing another card remake.  This card was inspired by a book designed by Laina Land.  I added a big THANK YOU and some sequins to my background to give this card a new life.

I love the sentiment because it is so encouraging.  We all can use some of that!

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

Susie

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Many Thanks


This card is for all my Internet friends who take a moment out of each day to support me by visiting my blog.

Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much!

Susie

Friday, June 24, 2016

Loads of Fun


Hello Friday Friends!

A friend of mine asked me to make her some cards using this Lawn Fawn stamp set.  Before I gave them to her, I snapped some pictures of a few of them.  I'll share another one soon.

I don't know why I love this stamp set so much.  I could certainly do without laundry in real life!  But here is a look at the Loads of Fun stamp set and it really is adorable!



Have a great day and enjoy some crafting time!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Love You - In a Totally Non-Creepy Way


Happy Thursday!

When I saw this little stamp set from WPlus9, I just couldn't resist it.  Take a look at what is included in this set:


Don't you just love those tiny elements and the huge LOVE YOU?  I plan to use this set many more times and I think it will make some adorable cards!

Off to create some more!

Susie

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #20 - Love U


Happy Wednesday!

I am sharing my card for this week's challenge at Inspired by All the Little Things.  I love the inspiration photos they use each week.  This time I went with the bright blue color for my card using a printable from AdornIt and some plaid patterned paper from Lawn Fawn.

 Here is the graphic for this week:


This is such a fun challenge and the design team has made beautiful cards to inspire us.  Be sure to take a look.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Curtain Call Challenge - Cheers


Hello Tuesday Friends!

Here is my card for the newest  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

The current challenge is Tasty Tropics. This is a great challenge that always has the best inspiration photos.  I feel so lucky when I get to play along!  You should play too!

Here is the graphic for the current challenge:


I used an older stamp and die set from MFT Stamps to make my card.  I added a bit of water coloring to my panel before adhering my colored images and stamping my sentiment.  I like how it looks like sand and sky.

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

Susie

Monday, June 20, 2016

You're So Sweet


Happy Monday!

Take a look at this adorable stamp set from Claire Brennan.  It is called We Go Together and it is available from Gina K. Designs.

 
I don't even drink coffee and I love this set.  Perhaps it's the donuts - I DO LOVE THOSE!  So anyway, I made my card for two different challenges.  The first is Mix It Up Monday at StampTV and the other is Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Maybe you will have time to play along with one of these challenges - or maybe both!  Click on the links to check out each one and then go get crafty!

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

Susie

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Color Throwdown #397 - Happy Birthday - Retro Style


Hello Friday Friends!

Today is a really special day for me because thirty-five years ago today I became a mom.  My son Scott is celebrating today and I am celebrating right along with him.  What a ride it's been to be his mom.  He is smarter than I am (although I am wiser) and he has always challenged me to think deeply because that's where his thinking starts.  Not so much mine.  

Scott is also the funniest person I know - even when he's not trying.  Although most of the time, I think he is trying (and succeeding).  I am pretty sure we have some long running private jokes that will probably keep running for a while still.

Scott has a kind heart, a quick wit and the boy just plain owns my heart.  Always has and always will.  Thank you for making me a mom.  It's an honor to be yours.

Enough of this - it makes me tear up.  So I'll just tell you that I am sharing this card at The Color Throwdown challenge today and I encourage you to enjoy this graphic and get creative too:


See you tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Be The Star You Are


Hello Thursday Friends!

Today I'm sharing another card remake.  This card was inspired by a book designed by Laina Land.  But I added new colors and a few new embellishments to make it my own.

I love the sentiment and can't wait to send it out to encourage someone.  We all need that.  Right?

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

Susie

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #19 - Hope Your Day is Awesome


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's challenge at Inspired by All the Little Things.  Each week we can work with whatever inspires us from the current inspiration photo.  It could be the subject matter or color, etc. This week I chose both the subject matter and the colors.  I used stamps and dies from Wplus9 to make my card.

 Here is the graphic for this week:

 

This is such a fun challenge and the design team has made beautiful cards to inspire us.  Be sure to take a look.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

All the Best


Hello Tuesday Friends!

Our household is pulling out of our little bout with a bug.  We are worn out....but plan to be better really soon!

My happy little card is made with products from the newest release at Gina K. Designs.  Everything is colored with Copic markers and I added just a bit of bling and twine to finish my card.

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

Susie

Monday, June 13, 2016

My Current Favorite Vignette


Hello Monday Friends!

Today's post is sponsored by The End of Vacation, Procrastination, Sick All Night-ism, Feeling No Better Today-ism and Just General BLAHHHHHH-ism.

I put off getting a post ready for today, knowing I could whip up something lovely and move forward to tomorrow's post (which is already done).

But life has a way of waking you up in the middle of the night (4 times) just so you have no doubt that you have some sort of bug. It was a pretty Hellish night for both of us because I can't throw up alone.  By morning my sweetie was sick too.  We have found each other in various places in the house today - just sitting there - because we just couldn't make it to where we were going.  Hoping this passes soon.

So I took a picture of my current favorite vignette which resides on a breakfront in my entry way.  The platter is from my grandmother's china. I treasure this picture of my oldest brother. And the other two items are from Ikea and Home Goods.  One of my favorite things to do is mix treasures with current items for a collected look.

So that's it for today.  Whether I feel better or not, I'll have a card for you tomorrow since it's already done.  Please forgive me for this one.....or just celebrate that we all have struggles.  Either way!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, June 12, 2016

With Sympathy


Hello Sunday Friends!

No one likes to have to send a sympathy card, but I do try to keep some on hand just in case.

I used the Country Roads 2 stamp set by Theresa Momber (available at Gina K. Designs) to make my card.  It was the first time I had colored with Prisma pencils onto black paper.  The secret I found was to color in the image with a white pencil first.  Then the colors will be bright.

So...have a great day.  I'll be back tomorrow with another card for you.

Susie

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Have a Smooth Birthday, Friend


Happy Saturday!

Lawn Fawn just keeps delivering!  I can't get enough of their images. 

This frosty beverage image is from the So Smooth stamp set.  I shared the first card I made with this set on Sunday.  I promised you more...and here it is.

Relax, grab a beverage and enjoy your day.  I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, June 10, 2016

Happy Birthday


Hello Friday Friends!

Here is another card that I made for the Gina K. Designs May release.  The set was designed by Theresa Momber and is still available here.  It is called Country Roads 2 and it has some nice masculine images which are hard to come by!  Here's a look:


Be sure to take a look at all the new stamps at Gina K. Designs.  You'll be glad you did!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Thursday, June 9, 2016

You're One Smart Cookie


Hello Thursday Friends!

It seems strange that I only had to make one graduation card this year....but it's true.  This one was for a dear friend's son who is heading to college now!

Lawn Fawn has done it again with this cute graduation cookie stamp.  I wish I had more cards to make!  Oh well.

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

We Make the Perfect Pear


Happy Wednesday Friends!
 

It's my turn today at the Sweet 'N Sassy blog.  I am sharing this card using the Punny Fruits and Vegies clear stamp set.

I decided to use the pears which I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  Then I colored them with Copic markers and adhered them to a small water colored background.  Of course I added some sequins and twine.  I can't seem to make a card without these extras lately!


Here is a look at the stamp set I used. Take a look at how many clever images and sentiments are included.  And remember you can purchase this set and many more at Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps.



Enjoy your day and be sure to eat your veggies!

Susie

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Thanks for Everything You Do


Hello Tuesday Friends!

I just had to share another card from the Gina K. Designs newest release.

I used the Fill It With Flowers stamp set designed by Melanie Muenchinger to make my card.  This set is perfect for Copic coloring.  Take a look at the beautiful images included:


Be sure to check out this set - and lots more - at Gina K. Designs.  You'll be glad you did.  I promise!

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, June 6, 2016

Gina K. Designs Tiny Textures Blog Hop - Pig Out!


Happy Monday!
Welcome to a special Gina K. Designs blog hop featuring the new Tiny Textures incentive stamp set from the May StampTV Release Party. I used the set to make my red crisscross background on the card above. 

Prepare to be inspired by the projects the designers have to share with you!



Tiny Textures is a fun stamp set that helps you add a splash of fun to your scrapbook pages and will  make textural backgrounds on your cards as well.  I think you will love the sentiment in the set too.  Here is a look at the set: 

 
Enjoy the inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K. Designs gift certificate. To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. 

Ready for more awesome creations?  Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast and Crew:

Gina K
Allie Gower
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Melanie Muenchinger
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore

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 of the website.
 


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

Susie

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Don't Whirry, Be Happy


Happy Sunday!

Have you seen the newest Lawn Fawn stamp sets?  Oh my.  My wallet took a hit with this release!

I fell in love with the So Smooth stamp set.  I was going to describe all the stamps in this set, but instead I'll include a picture.



I preplanned my little scene before stamping and then colored all the images with Copic markers.  It came together really quickly because the stamps are so awesome.

I didn't buy the matching dies, so I'll be loading these into my Silhouette Cameo soon.  So stay tuned for more cards.  I won't be able to stop myself!

See you again tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, June 4, 2016

All the Best


Happy Saturday!

Just stopping by to wish you all the best.

Each product I used on today's card can be found at Gina K. Designs.

Have a wonderful day!

Susie

Friday, June 3, 2016

Just Because


Hello Friday Friends!

I am really enjoying my time at Gina K. Designs as a design team member.  And Gina has now added another designer.  She is also an illustrator.  Her name is Claire Brennan and she is amazing!  She designed the stamp set I used to make today's card.  Here's a look:



The set is called Old Country Roses and can be purchased by clicking right here.  This beautiful rose layering set is one of the new releases at Gina K. Designs.  This set is really easy to use - it layers beautifully.

If you are interested in that beautiful butterfly die, it is also available by clicking right here.

Enjoy your day and be sure to come back tomorrow.

Susie

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Curtain Call Challenge - You Are my Anchor


Hello Thursday Friends!

Here is my card for the newest  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

The current challenge is sail on. This is a great challenge that always has the best inspiration photos.  I feel so lucky when I get to play along!

Here is the graphic for the current challenge:


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

Susie

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Color Throwdown #395 - I Just Miss Your Face


Hello Wednesday Friends!

Here is my card for the current  Color Throwdown challenge. I used an image and sentiment from WPlus9 for my project. I love the whimsical look of this card.

So....check out this week's palette:


Today is the first day of the challenge, so you have plenty of time to join!   You can click right here for the link to participate. Be sure to take a look at what the designers have created and prepare to be amazed!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gina K. Designs May Inspirational Blog Hop - Day Two


Hello Tuesday Friends!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to day two of our blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the May StampTV Release Party.  Hold on tight!



Today, we are featuring two stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.

The first set we are featuring is Sophie Pig by Beth Silaika.  Beth has created this set with the sweetest images and sentiments to make cards to delight your friends. You will bring a smile to someone's face every time you use this set. Here is my take on this set:



The second set we are featuring is by our new illustrator Claire Brennan. With Claire's Old Country Roses set, you can create beautifully layered roses. No matter what color ink you use, the roses will be lovely. Here is my card showcasing this set:


We are also featuring Claire's Fine Feathers set. This is a versatile and elegant set. We are so very lucky to have Claire on our team.  Here is my take on this beautiful set:


Enjoy the inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K. Designs gift certificate.  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Ready for more? Just click on the links below for more inspiration from Gina and the Cast and Crew:


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 of the website.

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

Susie