Friday, May 1, 2009

Blog Candy and DT News for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design

It's a bittersweet time at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design today. Yesterday was our last day with our wonderfully talented Guest Designers Karolyn, Maria and Justine. And today we're joined by an incredibly talented Judy and Jen is continuing on with us for another month! Welcome to Judy and Jen, what a month we have ahead of us! Glad you're both here for the ride!

Remember, Susana is promising BIG FUN over on the PCP group so make sure you jump on over there to check it out! To celebrate the store blog having over 10,000 hits, we're having some BLOG CANDY to celebrate!! What's up for grabs? A $25 gift certificate to Susana's store to spend on some new goodies! Make sure you stop over at Follow Your Heart and see all the details!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #16 - Half and Half!

Did you ever have one of those weeks were everything seemed to fly right past you and you were left just standing still? That's how I felt this week is going. I'm so sorry about being late with getting my Try It Out Tuesday up. I got called to work at the bowling alley and though I'd have time to get my card up, but I've left my power cord to my camera somewhere and it's MIA right now. I'll have to stop and get one on my way home tonight and doesn't that just get my goat. Can you see something but can't walk over to it? It's like you know just where it it but can't seem to get to it? Can I hear an "Amen!"? That's me today.

When our ever creative and talented Design Team Leader, Suzanne, for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) Follow Your Heart blog, gave us the challenge of cutting an image in half, I got sick to my stomach! I find it difficult to trim around the edges of my images but to cut one in half? Well, that was asking for a lot from me. I had to find the right stamp and it couldn't be one of my faeries or Rubber Romance because those are like buddies and pals to me, kindred spirit, and it couldn't be one of Anki's Sweethearts. I helped give life to those sweeties! So what was it going to be? The only thing I had left were my Shy Bears and everyone hopefully knows how much I adore them. So since it had to be one of them, I picked the biggest one I had, Birdhouse Shy Bear and almost closed my eyes and cut! I tried to keep as much of him as possible and I think I did a pretty good job.

Almost everything on this card you can pick up at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. She's got some great deals going on there! Go take a peek! I stamped my image and then the birdhouse two more times - one to cute out the entire house and the second one for the bird. I used some Yellow Velvet Flock for the bird and a bit of Glossy Accents for the roof. I highlighted my Bear's nose with my Grey Souffle pen and then topped it with Glossy Accents and used a bit on his eyes. The bird seed is touched up with Distressed Stickles and some buttons and Scrapper's Floss .

After what I went through cutting up this image, I can see why I'm in administration rather than medicine! I'm just not cut out to make the big cut! I hope you enjoy my halfsies and please don't ask me to cut an image for a while!

Card Ingredients:

Birdhouse Shy Bear by I Break For Stamps from SCACD, Yellow Velvet Flock, Souffle pen, Glossy Accents, Distressed Stickles in Straw, My Mind's Eye Paper, Scrapper's Floss, buttons, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Great Blog Candy from Debbie at Passion for Crafts!

Look at this fabulous Blog Candy! It's just too sweet for the eyes! Debbie rocks and I wish her nothing but the absolutley best. She's so talented and was so welcoming to me when i was the Guest Designer for Sketch Saturday. Go give her some love!