Thursday, July 16, 2009

Susan by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD (Susana's Custom Art and Card Design)

It's blog hop and sneak peek time for this fabulously fantastic Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) release of Elisabeth Bell for SCACD! If you came here by any other way than from Danni's, please make sure you go back to Suzanne's blog and start at the beginning so you're not missing anything, especially the opportunity for the Kick Butt Blog Candy Susana's offering.

Other than your children, have you ever held something in your hand and just know that it was going to be one of your most treasured possessions, that it was something that was just for you? That's how I felt when I opened my stamps for this exciting and wonderful release! You can laugh if you want and think I'm off my rocker, but when your all time favorite designer illustrates a stamp and your dear, dear friend tells you that for her, it captures what she thought you'd have been like when you were younger and names that sweet likeness after you, well, I don't know about you, but I cried. Real tears! I shook, laughed, screamed really loud and jumped up and down (both dogs thought I'd lost my marbles) and then thanked God for the blessings He's brought to me this year.

I get to design for two of the most giving, caring and inspiring people I've met in such a long time, Susana and Summer, have the pleasure of serving with some of the most talented stampers out there, have the privilege of having Suzanne Dean for a design team leader who inspires and challenges me every week and is so generous with her knowledge, talent and heart, and get to design with two very special people - Anki, who I get to design on two teams with and Danni, who I met right before I made my first blog post. Susana, you mean the world to me and I thank God every day for you and the fact that you took a chance on me. I'll never let you down. Ever. And my friend, Deb, you know how much this stamp means to me. Yes, I am truly humbled and blessed.

Now on to the release! I just want to give you a sneak peek at, well, Me! I have an Elisabeth Bell stamp named after me!!!!! If you know me, you know she's my all time favorite stamp illustrator and it's been so hard for me to keep my excitement at an acceptable level at presenting these sweet, fresh and gorgeous stamps to you. And then to find out one has my name! Well, I've been on Cloud 9 since I held these sweet things in my hands!

I'm colored with copics and have Smooch on my hair tie, heart, buttons and my toe nails! I'm carrying a bouquet of yellow and red Flower Soft with just a touch of violet in it. I adore this BasicGrey Junebug paper, and I colored the Bella Baubles and my ribbon with my bright yellow copic and added a hatpin that I love to make so much. All in all, I think I look pretty good!

In case you've missed it, here's the order for the blog hop:

Jami (Who has some pretty fabulous new of her own, Miss Dirty Dozen!)
Back to Suzanne

So make sure that you head back to Suzanne's blog for the final step in our blog hop and then to Follow Your Heart for the great Kick Butt Blog Candy! You have until 3:00 today to get in on that! Get ready to open up those wallets and get some cuteness coming your way!

Card Ingredients:

Susan by Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD), Flower Soft, Smooch, copics, nestabilities, Junebug Paper by BasicGrey, Bella Baubles, ribbon, hatpin


sugar n spice said...

Hi Susan, she is just adorable, I'm a Susan as well so I doubly love her, your choice of colours and your layout are adorable. Can't wait until Friday.
Hugs Suzi xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stamp, she is adorable! And I love your card!

kuya said...

They are all so adorable! And you made a truly stunning card as well.

TERIBERI said...

wow.....LOVE your card. I almost used this paper on my card LOL. I love the color combo you used and the image is stunning!!!

Hugs, T

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Love the card, colors, bow and the new release stamp. Thank you - having fun blog hopping!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, Susan, you look fabulous!!!!
How exciting to have one of these beauties named after EB beauty...what an honor!
You have done a stellar job!
{{squishy hugs}} to you!
Blessings, Maria

Aud said...

Oh, your card is beautiful, and so is Susan!♥


Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Susan, she's gorgeous!! So cool she's named for you, wow!! I love your June Bug colors, beautiful coloring, embellies and FS!! Fabulous work girl!!

Tammy said...

What a touching story!! Your card is beautiful!!!

Cassie_lu said...

She is just too cute. The coloring is wonderful and works so well with the layout.

Debby said...

I just love your story. I'm so glad you shared. You have lovely and wonderful friends indeed. And of course your card is gorgeous.

Karen said...

What a great honor Susan! And to think I knew you when.... lol! Could you bring this stamp to our next group gathering? I am taking a watercolor class at AE and would like to try my hand at this one :) Keep up the good work! I am always jealous of your coloring abilities!

Alex said...

Wonderful, just wonderful! Congratulations and I don't blame you for the tears one bit, I'd have certainly done the same :)

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

the stamp is adorable Susan and your card is AWESOME! great job.

Brandi said...

Love her Susan! It's so wonderful that you have an EB stamp named after you... stay up there on that Cloud for a while. You totally deserve it!

Big Hugs,


Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card!! Lovely coloring and embellies!! :)

Susana M said...

Hi Susan,
I adore ya too :o) I can see in yours as well the love you pour into the image not to mention the detail the bouquet ROCKS!!! You All have done me proud :o)
Hearts and Hugs

Mae said...

What a beautiful card & a wonderful honor. You did a great job.

AndreaA said...

Very prettycard. What an honor to have it named after you

Billie said...

Susan, she is so very precious and I love the way you put your card together. Very colorful and girly. :o)


Cathy said...

Susan, your card is beautiful!! I love the colors and all the little extra details that bring it to life! Hugs, Cathy

Suzanne J Dean said...

She's simply divine Susan--such a lil' cutie! Love the hatpin & addition of flower soft, perfecto! Thanks for being such a sweetie too--love ya too!


Jodi said...

What a great honor to have this cutie named after you!! She is very sweet and I love how you colored her too!
Jodi =)

Rosette said...

Aren't you darn cute with long hair?!~ :)) Lol You've done a great job sweetie.. and you're darn lucky as well being on 2 teams who release Bell's stamps! lol .. I am already blessed enough, but you know I love Bell as well!!! :)p

Anki said...

I think you look stunning sweetie and thank you for your sweet comments as well. We love ya' right back! Kram - Anki

Stampin_melissa said...

You look wonderful Darling!! Your card is just beautiful! Congrats on having a stamp named after you!

Danni said...

Aww, such sweet kind words...hugs!!
Your namesake is so pretty! Love your card...wonderful job!!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is such a pretty image, I love the colors and your layout!

Peta said...

Oh you would have been such a cute little kid - i can understand why you were nearly jumping out of your skin with excitement, what a HUGE honour - and what a gorgeous job you've done with your card, Love and Hugs Peta x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Susan - this is so completely adorable. I love how you pulled together the junebug papers and her little flowersoft bouquet is darling!!! Hugs!!

Teri said...

Love your site. Your work is phenomenal!

The stamps are absolutely gorgeous too!