Friday, October 21, 2011

Let ‘em Speak!!

Hello all my friends and hope you have some fabulous plans for your weekend!!  While you are reading this I should be flying somewhere over the US on my way to California---first to Denver and then onto San Jose.  And yep you know I’ll be all over Facebook posting weird pics and things/encounters I have during my travels cuz YOU KNOW its gonna happen people LOL.  Like Oprah always asked “what do you know for sure?”—well I KNOW FOR SURE that I will have some stories for ya.  Whether they are ha-ha-ha funny or noooo-she-didn’t-do-that I’m never really sure hee hee so we will see.  Not really sure what my family is up to this weekend---I asked and I just got blank stares from them all LOL.  Guess they don’t have any plans but I did tell hubby he could go to Costco for me Winking smile we’ll see if that happens or not!

Ok I promised another song for you today---welllll I lied cuz I got two for ya!  One is a new single off of Kelly Clarkson’s album called “The War Is Over” (omgoodness I love it so much).  The second is by Montgomery Gentry—yep they have a new album, yeehaw and this song IS MY PERSONAL theme song cuz I say it often “Work Hard, Play Harder” in fact I’m jammin’ to it right now Smile

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Gina K Releases Today!!



Today the Gina K DT is sharing projects done with the new October Releases “Strength & Hope” by Theresa Momber & “Basket Additions” by Melanie Muenchinger.  If you hop along today and leave comments you could win a stamp set yourselves, so make sure to do that today AND you get to see some awesome inspiration along the way.

I chose to use another image from “Strength & Hope” (you can see my other project using this beautiful set in the post below) for my project today.  This time I used the more traditional pink colors associated with Breast Cancer.  Portions of the proceeds from this set will be donated to Breast Cancer Research the first month of sales—so buy this with a generous heart.  I think we all know someone who could use an uplifting card made with stamps from this set—I know I sure do. I think this is a stunning image and has a very powerful message for us all.  I used soft papers by Melissa Frances that I distressed for a bit of a shabby chic look.  I added some cream tulle netting behind the image in a few places to soften it even more.  The tag was done with a Spellbinders die and I stamped the sentiment in soft pink.  The pearl swirls are by Prima.

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The image was colored with Copics R21,R20,R11,RV10 / RV14,E42 and then I added some dimension with my Viva D├ęcor Pearl Pen in cream to the centers.  The pearls on the sentiment were also done with the Pearl Pen.  And yep I added some Stickles in Stardust to the ribbon—nice & sparkly!

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My second project uses Melanie Muenchinger’s set for Gina K called “Basket Additions” and yes this coordinates with her other Basket stamps sets—cute basket toppers for many seasons/occasions.  I used the other set calledHoliday Basket” taking the basket image out to pair with the fun holiday topper.  I colored the topper with Copics and then cut it out so I could pop it up for more dimension.  The basket was colored in green Copics as well to match my holiday papers by BoBunny.  The delicate holly vine is from Memory Box and I added small red pearls for the berries.  The images in the topper got coatings of crystal lacquer , stickles and flock for more texture and fun!

Now make sure and hop around to all the DT gals on the list below for a fun chance to win a stamp set and get some inspiration along the way!





100 comments:

  1. So awesomely shabby/chic on that first one, LOVE it Suzanne! and gorgeous on the Christmas one!

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  2. These are stunning, Suzanne! Your coloring gives them so much dimension!

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  3. love the soft vintage look of this card and the amazing shimmer on the ribbon!

    your Christmas card is terrific!

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  4. Love them all, Suzanne, but that first Hope card is m favorite card of the entire release so far. Stunning. Amazing! xoxoxo

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  5. Terrific S&H card Suzanne! Soft and strong at the same time!!!

    Great use of that holly vine, too!!

    Great job!

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  6. TOTALLY blown away... that's what I am when I see your work!! I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEEEE that pink ribbon!!!! Must get glitter like that!! Beautiful basket and the ivy is fabulous!

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  7. I have a sister-in-law who is a 5 year cancer survivor. These are great

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  8. Two lovely cards, both absolutely beautiful.

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  9. Wow! Very elegant cards. I love what you've done. Thanks!

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  10. Suzanne--stunning--Stunning Cards! Love the colors--as usual........ Great Projects-thanks for sharing!

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  11. Stunning cards! Enjoy your trip!

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  12. LOVE your cards. Your coloring is amazing!

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  13. Love the femininity of the strength and hope card, has a lovely vintage quality, the basket card is wonderful, love how you have coloured the basket in green, and the holly vine and berries sets it off beautifully!

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  14. What a delicious, delicate pink card.

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  15. The ribbon card is so pretty with the sparkles and pearls. And the Christmas card is just too cute. Love the holly.

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  16. Your cards are so very beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. What a festive card!! Love the rich colors. The cancer card is very sophisticated

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  18. OMG! Show-stopping cards, Suzanne! Love 'em! And have fun on your trip!

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  19. Just beautiful! Love all the sparkle and texture you've added.

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  20. Both cards are magnificient. I love the festiveness of your Christmas one and the Cancer ribbon one is just gorgeous with all it's beautiful trim and additions. So elegant.

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  21. Hi Suzanne, as always beautiful cards!

    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Thea

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  22. WOW!!! Your Stength and Hope card took my breath away the instant I saw it. AMAZING! And I love your Christmas card made with Mel's stamp set. The trailing ivy adds so much!

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  23. The Hope card is so soft and feminine and the Christmas card is down right fun with the holly die cut!

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  24. Your Strength and Hope card is absolutely gorgeous. Nice job on the basket too.

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  25. Stunning cards, Suzanne, I love the frills of your Strength & Hope.

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  26. Nice job on your cards, Suzanne. I love the rich colors you used for the Christmas one. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. What a gorgeous cards Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  28. Awesome Inspiration is right ! !
    So much talent and love goes into your cards. Thanks for sharing !

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  29. Oh so Beautiful!!! Your cards are gorgeous! All those beautiful layers!

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  30. Beautiful Strength & Hope card - such pretty coloring.
    And really like the Basket - cute background and holly die cut really adds to it!

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  31. Beautiful projects, Suzanne!!! Fantastic job on the shabby/chic!!! Have a fun and safe trip!!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  32. You could not help but be encouraged with your "Strength and Hope" card.

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  33. Such GORGEOUS cards! That first one is specatacular, love the soft look of it all! And your Christmas one is just as lovely! TFS!!!

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  34. Absolutely love the netting and pearls...so girly.

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  35. Suzanne, your cards are so inspirational! Love the 'curly bits'/swirls on the Christmas card! Madeleen

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  36. Both cards are great and I especially loved your hope card with the added touch of the tulle.

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  37. Lovely! A pearl pen? It sure is lovely on your card!

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  38. LOVE the Hope & Strength card, Suzanne. the Basket filler is very cheery and festive. Have fun on your trip, can't wait to hear about it :)

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  39. I love all the feminine touches you added to your hope card Suzanne, all the lace and pearls, and those holly leaf vines are the perfect accents for your holiday basket card as well. Have a great time on your time jamming to your songs!

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  40. Wow, wow, wow! Such fabulous cards!

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  41. Love all the bling on your first card! The christmas card is so fun!

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  42. Beautiful cards. I especially like the holiday basket one, your coloring on those images is very nice.

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  43. I love the soft background colors and the beads on the hope card

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  44. Beautiful first card -- soft and feminine - a beautiful encouraging card~

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  45. SUZANNE, YOUR FIRST CARD WAS SO SOFT AND PRETTY; THE SECOND ONE SO BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL.

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  46. I love love your cards they are Beautiful and love the way you have made them. the colors anmd the bling add that extra pop factor. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    http://www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  47. What some beautiful cards. My favorite is the Hope card. Just awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Beautiful cards Suzanne. I especially love your card for Breast Cancer, so sweet and elegant ,just lovely
    Hugs Julie P

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  49. Wow! Your cards are stunners. Love your work. Enjoy your trip!

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  50. All I can say is, "Wow"! How beautiful!

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  51. Your designs are inspirational. I am just getting into the Copic and your site and others are helping me learn the best way to make use of them. Thank you so much.

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  52. Your Ribbon card is just beautiful...lots of glitz & bling...definately my kind of card!
    The Christmas card is adorable...love the color combos~~
    Kim

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  53. Beautiful Cards. They pop right off the paper.
    Sandy

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  54. Esta hermoso todo, con detalles increhibles y combinaciones perfectas.

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  55. These are both stunning! Your Hope card is so soft and pretty, I love the vintage look to this! And your Christmas card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you popped up the topper!

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  56. Awesome cards, Suzanne!! I love your colouring and wish I could come and learn from you ;) Always look forward to see your creations and your videos. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  57. Love that first card - so soft and feminine. Beautiful.

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  58. Both cards are so intricate and elegant!

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  59. Gorgeous cards!!! Love that holly vine with the pearl berries on your Christmas card! Great job with the Copic markers!!

    TFS,
    Victoria Merrick
    angelicmsn1@aol.com

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  60. They are both elegant. I love love them. The pearling on the hope card is beautiful.

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  61. I like your second card background and layout you have made a perfect design.
    Plastic business cards 
    Plastic Card

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  62. I like your second card background and layout you have made a perfect design.
    Plastic business cards 
    Plastic Card

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  63. Wow Suzanne two stonker cards girl love em!!!! xx

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  64. Two stunning cards! How do you do it? TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  65. I like the tulle on the breast cancer card, very nice touch. Cute basket too!

    Kathy N.

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  66. Suzanne,
    The cards are just stunning. So excited to come to your class tomorrow. Judi R.

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  67. Hey there! Just wanted to say how AWESOME your cards turned out! Very creative! Love all the bling and accessories for a fun look, and the hope card is so soft looking! Great work!

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  68. Gorgeous shabby chic & I love your Christmas basket!

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  69. Can't wait to hear about your latest adventure. Thanks for leaving us some pretty pictures to look at it while you're gone :)

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  70. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work.I lost my son David to cancer in 2005 at the young age of 26.Sincerely,Sandra Hess from Ohio

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  71. The same stamp certainly can make very different cards, especially in your hands! Great cards!

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  72. Love the ribbon card, awesome, the basket is cute too

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  73. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...but of course I knew they would be! You rock suzanne...

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  74. These are amazing, Suzanne! You do such beautiful work!

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  75. Oh wow!! So beautiful suzanne!! Just breathtaking!!

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  76. Suzanne, I honestly don't have the words to describe just how beautiful I found your "Strength and Hope" card to be!

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  77. wonderful cards--I really like the soft colors and pearls on the first one.

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  78. Strength and Hope card = Amazing!! Loved it!

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  79. Beautiful background detailing you have used to accent your strength and hope card. Your Christmas basket is so pretty with the die cut holly!

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  80. Your hope card is so wonderfully uplifting and feminine

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  81. Both of your cards are lovely, Suzanne! Both new sets look awesome!

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  82. Great cards! I love the basket but the cancer ones were beautiful. Thanks!

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  83. Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspirastion!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. Beautiful cards, this cancer awareness stamp set is so inspiring, tfs

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  85. I like your use of tulle. Years ago I bought a lot of tulle, put it away and guess what....forget to use it. Sooooooooo thanks for the reminder of how beautiful it looks on a card. Both cards are pretty. TFS!!!
    Jean McGee

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  86. Love the shabby chic beauty you created with the first set and the holly vines you added to the holiday basket card is perfection!!!

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  87. Ohhhhh and Ahhhh....I LOVE the pearly goodness!!!! And the basket is crazy awesome!!

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  88. Dear Suzanne,
    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website: Bettyscardsandpaperdesign.com

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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