Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snow Much Fun

Happy Saturday!!! I am sooooo glad to say that this week is over! It has been a pretty hectic one. For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I'm wondering if your attire includes elastic waistbands today lol! I surely would be wearing some nice comfy sweat pants if I had any that were clean... but oh nooooo, I have on a pair of jeans that cut off proper digestion!!! That'll teach me to keep up with the laundry!

However, I am wearing a nice and warm sweatshirt since it's just above freezing in my kitchen where I have my work desk. Brrrrrrrrrrrr... I need my little heater (my puppy dog, Sammy!). I'm so glad that he's a cuddler - that is until Summertime.

So to go along with my frozen fingers and my c-c-c-cold theme, I've chosen to share this card with you which features Snow Fun by Victoria Case for SCACD mini Winter Hearts and Hugs Set.
I've used copics to color up this sweetie-pie: Clothing - R39 R37 R35; Boots - E18 E17 E15 E13; Hair - E49 E59 E25 E53; Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20. Lots of SCACD products on this card... Here's one that I haven't used for awhile: Liquid Applique for the snowballs. The pile of snowballs at her feet are not snow much defined (lol) as the actual balls in her hands, but it gives you the impression anyway. The rest of the snow is freshly fallen which was created using Polar White Flower Soft. I love to use this for realistic looking snow! Her fuzzy collar and top of boots got a sprinkling of Sugar Sparkly Fluff. Great texture all over the place!
In this close up, you can see the background which I created first using a stardust gel pen, then going over the dots with Diamond Stickles. I could have also used my atyou Spica pens, but they weren't as convenient to reach as the gel pen at the time... just saying... hee hee!

Do you like my snowflake? I covered a wooden snowflake with Inka-Gold and rubbed it a bit with my finger until it was bright and shiny (you can see the shine better in the first photo). Then I punched the smaller snowflake out of acetate and covered it with Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Gel. While it was still wet, I sprinkled Glamour Dust over the top and voila! I also attached a beautiful rhinestone in the center and dotted the ends of the large snowflake with Viva Decor Opal Paper Pen and you have yourself one very sparkly, shiny, oh so pretty snowflake!!!

I found it very interesting that although I covered the Prima Mini Roses with the same Diamond Stickles, the color changed between the white and red roses. It looks gold on the red, but it's not! Besides sewing the panels, they also got edged with Gold Stickles. I know what you're thinking... I got my stickles mixed up and really used the gold on the red roses, but honest... I did the roses at the same time and used the diamond!


Super stamp sale - Between the 27th thru the 4th Buy ANY SCACD Exclusive set OR 4 of ANY SCACD Exclusive stamps and get ONE free stamp from the Exclusive SCACD stamp line - SUSANA'S CHOICE.
*SCACD Exclusive stamps are those designed by Elisabeth Bell, Victoria Case, Carmen Medlin and (Anki in the US only).

***SCACD Exclusive collections Here
***Quixotic Paperie Exclusive collections Here

Happy shopping everyone!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I've missed you so much!!! I have lots of cards to show you in the next few weeks : )

May God bless you, keep you, and comfort your soul ~

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Let's Try This Again! attempt at creating a snowflake bombed!!! It actually didn't look that bad UNTIL I messed with it a little bit more! It is now safely in the trash lol!!! The snowflake you will see on my card today is smaller and is a different shape, but I think looks waaaaaaaaay better than the first. Believe me... you are not missing anything by my trashing that ugly snowflake!

Since I accidentally posted yesterday, but didn't have the card to go with it, you may have a feeling of deja vu! Don't you love Victoria Case images? This is the MOST FUN set ever!!! I had a very hard time choosing, they are all so adorable : ) Thanks, Victoria ♥ I finally narrowed it down to I Heart Powder, from the mini Winter Hearts and Hugs Set by Victoria Case for SCACD.

Isn't she a beauty? I know she looks cold in all that snow, but she's safely bundled up and ready to hit the slopes! The 'powder' is Polar White Flower Soft. She's even kicked up some of it on her shiny boots which have a coat of Diamond Glaze over them so her feet don't get soggy lol!

She's colored with my usual copics: Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Hair - E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Ski pants/jacket - B02 B01 B00 B000; Boots/Gloves - C9 C7 C5; Red accents - R29 R27 R24. The cozy fluffy detail on her ski attire is Sugar Sparkly Fluff. It was a snap to use over my Quickie Glue pen. You can get in the smallest areas with this pen. I LOVE it!

Challenges Entered:
Critter Sketch Challenge - Texture
Kaboodle Doodles - 1 solid, 2 patterns, 3 embellishments

Here's a closeup of attempt snowflake #2. Here's the deal... I tried to use a die cut with a piece of clear material. It wasn't a transparency, but much thicker. After going over it about 4 or 5 times, it left an impression, but didn't cut through...SO...I just cut around it with scissors. Hence... my poor attempt #2 as well. I am being brave to show you this lol!!! The clear sparkly material over the entire snowflake is Twinklets Diamond Dust. Then I adhered a snowflake button in the center and covered it with Stickles. Other than the shape, I am fairly pleased with the way it looks...

Last Call for SCACD CANDY!!! Hurry... ends November 19 at 5:30 pm EST. Two chances to win! Enter Here at the NEW Facebook Page and Here at the Store Blog. You definitely want to be in it... I wish I was lol!!! AND there's more information about a FREE stamp on the Store Blog. Go check it out!

One more note: SCACD store will be closed (and not shipping) for the Thanksgiving holiday from noon on Nov. 24th through Nov. 26th. The store reopens at 8AM California time on Nov. 27th.

Hoping you are having a wonderful day : ) Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Winter Time Fun!

Oh the weather outside is... do you know the lyrics to that song? I just got stuck lol!!! Well, anyway... it's just brrrrrrr! I hope that you are bundled up and staying warm. I have my little heater (my puppy dog) beside me, so I'm nice and toasty. This time it's a good toasty (not having a hot flash hee hee). The other night, my hubby told me that he was hot. He asked, "is it hot in here, or is it just me?" My younger son replied, "just you." I told him that he must be having a hot flash... pay back for all the times he teased me lol! He wasn't impressed.

I LOVE snowflakes and mittens. I've become obsessed with them. You might just be seeing a lot of them in my creations in the next couple of months! Here's a fun card showcasing I Heart Powder by Victoria Case for SCACD mini Winter Hearts and Hugs Set.

Psyche! Oh... I'm so sorry *blushing* I thought I would have my card done by now (I scheduled this post earlier!). It's allllllllmooooossssst done. In the meantime, another word from our sponsor...

Did you enter the fab SCACD candy yet? Two chances... one at the store blog and one at Susana's NEW Facebook Fan Page!!! I wish that I could enter lol! Ends November 19 at 5:30 pm EST.

And don't forget about the FREE stamp offer! If you purchase an Exclusive SCACD set, you will receive a FREE stamp (Susana's choice). Here are the new releases:

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD mini Winter Sampler
Victoria Case for SCACD mini Winter Hearts and Hugs Set

I'll see ya tomorrow when my snowflakes are dry lol!!! It gonna be a cutie... don't miss it :)

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Monday, November 15, 2010

Inspiration Blog Hop

Good morning, my friends! It's a beautiful Monday... My little puppy dog is up and walking! In case you missed it, he was injured and couldn't use his hind legs. He would use his front legs to scoot across the floor. It was so sad... The vet couldn't help him unless we came up with 4 to 5 thousand dollars for surgery! God had other plans though : ) Sammy has been walking for awhile now and he's getting stronger every day. He can now lift his leg to pee without falling over or propping it up against the fence lol! Our God cares about EVERY detail in our lives - even our pets! I give Him all the glory, honor and praise ♥ Thank You for healing Sammy, Jesus!!!

We've got a special guest hopping with us today! I'd like to give Mary Lou from Mary Lou's Corner a warm welcome!!! (If you've come from Anki's blog, you are right on track. If not, you may wish to start at the beginning which is Elaine's blog!)

I am so excited to share my cards with you today!!! There are two NEW RELEASES which you will see as you Hop along the Inspiration trail... The first image I've used is Shopping Buds from Victoria Case for SCACD mini Winter Hearts and Hugs Set.

Challenges Entered:
Cute Card Thursday's Challenge - Anything Goes,
Lily of the Valley's Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Give Thanks

These two cuties are colored with copics: (Girl on left) Hair - E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Clothes/boots - E35 E34 E33 E31 E30; Stripes - G85 G40; Shopping bags - Black and Gold atyou Spica pens. (Girl on right) Hair - E49 E59 E25 E53; Coat and hat - G85 G82 G40; Boots - E59 E57 E53; Gift and bag - Black atyou Spica pen.

Yay - I got to use a new product! The red ribbon on the gift and red panel on the bag is Tonertex Foil. I'm not sure how well you can see the glittery shine... if you click on the photo, it should enlarge for you. The Tonertex starter pack comes with a write 'n' rub foiling pen and foil. You simply color in the area you which to 'foil' with the foiling pen. After the adhesive dries, place the foil colored side up and rub over it. Carefully peel back and see the WOW!!! For even more dimension, I've given the red foiled areas a coat of Diamond Glaze. Stardust Stickles gives additional interest over the Black atyou Spica pen.

Did you notice the White Sparkly Fluff on the fur areas of the coat and hat? It's called 'Sugar.' You wanted to touch it, huh? lol! The snow was created with Polar White Flower Soft. I love using flower soft for snow! The pearls are compliments of my Gold Paper Pen by Viva Decor. You know how much I LOVE this product!!! DP is Kaisercraft 'Tis the Season Collection. There are many wonderful papers in this set! Ribbon is from my stash and oh so sparkly! You should see my kitchen floor... it's even on my dog LOL!!! I created the sentiment on my computer.

For my second card, I've used Winter Emma by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. (This is a NEVER BEFORE SEEN stamp and is not part of the NEW RELEASE mini Winter Sampler).

Emma is also colored with copics: Hair - E49 E59 E25 E53; Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Clothes - YR21 YR20; Headband - B95 B93 B91; Boots - E59 E57 E55 E53; Kitty - C7 C5 C3.

The beautiful blue on her ear muff, scarf and mittens is Breezy Blue Sparkly Fluff. It's so soft and touchable! For snow this time, I used Silver Flower Soft and the 'snowflakes' I created in the background is Viva Decor Glitter Liner. The teeny tiny pearls around the scalloped oval is Viva Decor Opal Paper Pen. You can make any size pearls with this product!

With love... awww... This is embossed with a Cuttlebug EF and very lightly rubbed with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. Again, the silver border is the NEW Silver Flower Soft!

Another sentiment generated from my computer and lined with Viva Decor Glitter Liner. More pearls in the corners using Viva Decor Opal Paper Pen. Lace, button, charm and flowers from my stash.

And now a word from our local sponsor hee hee...

SCACD is now on Facebook! Make sure you check out this page as Susana will use the Fan Page to do first notice of New Products, Special Sales, Check in on SCACD Monday's for Facebook only Sales, Surprise Facebook Candy as well as lots of information and lots of fun going on!!! You definitely want to be a part of this!!!

BLOG CANDY!!! There are TWO blog candies running until the 19th! The first chance to win an Epiphany Crafts prize is on the Store blog and the second chance to win an Epiphany Crafts prize is on the Facebook page. Winners will be announced on the 19th at 6pm EST!

FREE STAMP!!! Between the 15th thru the 19th, if you purchase an Exclusive SCACD Stamp Set, you will receive a FREE stamp of Susana's choosing that could be from ANY of that Artist's released sets. For example, if you purchase an Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamp Set you will receive ONE Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamp of Susana's choosing. If you purchase multiple SCACD Stamp Sets, you will receive ONE free stamp for each set purchased. Since the Carmen for SCACD is just a single set, if you purchase this set you will get ONE SCACD Stamp of Susana's choosing as well. (Free stamp does not apply to Quixotic Paperie or Art Du Scrapbooking).

Please see Susana's Exclusive International Stores: Quixotic Paperie in Europe and Art Du Scrapbooking in Canada for your SCACD stamping needs.

Whew!!! That was a mouthful lol! Now... your next stop is Dianne!

In case you get lost, here's the Hop order:

Lori - you are here!
Mary Lou

Thank you for any comments you may leave. You are always so sweet and encouraging :)

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Must Have Products!

Just a quick post... I've been switching things over and working on my computer all day! My butt is sore ha ha!!

I wanted to let you know two things:

New Products at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design:
AND... something fun is coming up on Monday! I hope you can join us : ) Watch for more info!

...and (I know that's three) here's a card I made last week! It was for Paper Romance Challenge... Thanks so much for allowing me to have fun with you, Amy! I wish you the best ♥

I'm entering this in the Lily of the Valley Anything Goes Challenge!

Thanks for looking :)

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Double Duty with a Sketch and a Challenge


Happy Thursday my friends!  This is the day the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!!!

My youngest son's birthday was on Tuesday.  I was busy in the kitchen the day before baking muffins for breakfast and his favorite chocolate cake!  The muffins were yummy, but the cake was sooooo disappointing!  I'm blaming it on my oven lol.  It's been very temperamental for years... I've had to decrease the time and temperature on everything I cook.  This time was no exception, except... this time it didn't work.  The cake was DRY : (   Yes, I am definitely blaming the oven - bad oven!!!
On a happier note, tonight I get to go to Olive Garden - yummmm!  I'm telling myself that I don't need to eat everything on my plate as well as what's on the table lol!!!  I will indeed practice moderation.  Why?  Because for the last three days I've been eating Halloween candy... Dry Birthday Cake... other no-no's I need to stay away from.  The good news?  I've lost over 5 lbs.  The bad news?  I've gained some back (I'll find out for sure when I weigh in tonight...) *sigh*  Does this happen to you?  You work and work and work to lose 1 lb., then you smell chocolate cake and gain 2 lbs. instantly! grrrrr...

For my card today, I've used 1st Signs of Fall by Carmen Medlin for SCACD Reflections Set 1.  I know... this isn't exactly a Fall card, but isn't it pretty?  Suzanne's challenge for us this week at Try It Out *T* is to make a Holiday Card without using the traditional green, red, silver or gold.  Ooooops... where did that gold come from? lol!  I cheated a little bit, but I didn't mean to.  I didn't realize until after my card was done that I made a boo boo...
This card is also for CLP Challenge #31 and the FABULOUS sketch is by the very talented Chelsea.  I LOVE this sketch!!!  You have until November 30 to join in the fun at CLP Challenge : )

Isn't she lovely?  I've colored her with copics:  Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Hair - E49 E59 E25 E53; Dress/Boots - E18 E17 E15 E13; Coat - E50.  Just a teeny touch of Stardust Stickles on her coat pocket and the ruffles peeking out from the sleeves.  Oooops... there's the no-no gold pearls from Viva Decor Paper Pen and Inka-Gold distressing around the die cut oval!

Gorgeous Gorgeous papers are from Kaisercraft 'Tis the Season Collection.  LOVE these papers!!!  I have a new scroll die - yippee!  I don't think it's really new, but it's new to meeeeee...  I've distressed pretty much the whole card with Inka-Gold.  This is really cool stuff!

Challenges Entered:

It's been a very long day for me...  Time to go relax for a bit and head to bed!
Thanks so much for stopping by : )

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Blog Candy and New Product Alert!

 My sweet buddy, Angela, is having a birthday!  Have you seen her amazing work?  You can check out her fabulous creations Here and enter to win her Birthday Blog Candy!!!  Just look at the yumminess...

What are ya waiting for???

Coming soon... Try It Out *T* with SCACD's newest artist, Carmen Medlin!


BasicGrey Curio and Marjolaine 6 x 6 Paper Pads
My Minds Eye - Fine & Dandy - Tickled Pink
My Minds Eye - Fine & Dandy - True Blue
Sparkly Fluff - 5 NEW Colors!
Dreamweaver Stencil - Vertical Ornaments
Red Velvet Poinsettia's are back in stock - Gingerbread people and more!!!

See you soon...

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Monday, November 1, 2010

Candy Winner Announced!

I've been a maniac in the kitchen tonight... Tomorrow is my youngest son's birthday and I wanted to bake some muffins for breakfast and then get a head start on his fave cake which is CHOCOLATE... hmmm...I wonder where he gets that from???

Oh how I wish I could send something to everyone for my Blog Candy!  I appreciate SO MUCH all of the kind words you've sent to me and the stories you've shared.  A big shout out to those who have acknowledged Jesus as their LORD - way to go, Sisters!!!  My heart lifts up those who are hurting and I send you warm hugs and love immeasurable!  If I can pray with and for you, my email is in my sidebar...  I celebrate with those of you who are also Survivors - YAY!!!

"If God is for us, who can be against us?"  Romans 8:31  NO ONE is gonna take us down!  Only God the Father knows the day and time when Jesus returns to take us home.  If our time comes before that, praise God, we still win the VICTORY!!!

Ok... I could begin preaching, but you want to know the winner!

#106 - Tabitha
Congratulations sweetie!  You have until November 4 to contact me for your prize. 
If I don't hear from you by then, I'll have to redraw...

Thank you again, my lovely friends!  It's so wonderful to know that so many amazing people are 'out there.'

I love you all!!!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~

Winner to be Announced Soon!

Today is the day!!!  I will be announcing the winner of my Inking Pink Blog Hop Candy later this evening.  I also have a dynamite card to show you lol!  Seriously... I REALLY like it!!!  I hope you do too!

So stay tuned...  lots of FUN coming up!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

the countdown...

Get your own free Blogoversary button!
Related Posts with Thumbnails