Saturday, March 13, 2010

Angel Anya & Susie Surprise - Two More TGFs For Ya!

Here we go - two more cards from the 2009 TGF 12 Days of Sketches challenge, and only two more left to post! Do ya think I'll get them posted before the end of THIS month? I can only hope, but please don't bet the house on it.

Okay, first up is my card for Sketch #9 by Jessica Diedrich that features the sweet Angel Anya in soft lavender accented with my uber-favorite embellies -- pearls! Yeah, I know - she's off-center from the sketch, but that's just where she ended up...LOL! I was SO tempted to cut out the center of her halo, but that little voice said, "Susan, leave well enough alone!" So instead, I shimmered it up with some PearlEx. I wanted something up in the corner, but not a flower, so I settled on a little Nestie flourish jazzed up with some more pearls & a petite butterfly sticker. Although now I'm thinking I should have added something more.

Next up is my card for Sketch #10 by, um, I don't know, because there's no name listed - Jessica again maybe? Anywho, it's a great sketch and I featured Susie Surprise all ready to party in pink! I used the argyle EF to match her skirt, and the ribbon that DD bought for me on a whim was a great complement! Originally, I had a single smaller flower, but it looked sad and lonely, so I added more luscious layers - now it's happy! The cute dimensional brads in the flower center & on the Nestie label were a gift from my stampin Sistah Judy - thanks, hun!

So, is it just me, or does anyone else actually forget they have Nesties? I KNOW! What is wrong with me? I keep forgetting that I have those flourish AND those tag Nesties! I really think tonight's task will be to get them organized on the magnet sheets and in the binder I bought a month ago just for that purpose!

But first, I'm going to my friend Susan's SU workshop this afternoon followed by my friend Leanne's Tastefully Simple soiree! WOO-HOO! A day filled with stampin fun and food that I don't have to cook? *Pure joy, I tell ya!*

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hmm, I wonder if my Spring-A-Licious Blog Candy grew at all? *wink, wink* Hope you have a stamptacular day!


Catherine said...

OMGoodness, Sus!!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!! I love the ethereal look of your Angel Anya!!!!! The pearls - how perfect are pearls for an angel!?!? Hello! And I am drooling over how you colored her hair - love the silvery color and how you can see some individual strands. LOVE IT!!!!
The birthday card is designed so amazingly! I love how you repeated the argyle from the skirt, to the CB background, to the ribbon. GENIUS!!!!! The flower stack is fab and i love the pearly brad center!
Chica, you are rocking some serious mojo-licious-ness with these two fantabulous creations!
Love them and love you!

Lorie said...

Two very pretty cards, Susan! I love the soft colors on the first one, and Catherine's so right on about the colors! Just beautiful!! The second card is so much fun, and so well planned! Too cute!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration! You go, girl!! Hope you had fun stamping and eating!! Sounds like the perfect day to me!

Love ya,

Imke said...

Both Cards are really lovely. I like the soft colors from the first.The little butterfly and the pearls are beautiful. The Big Flower on the second is fantastic. You did a great job !

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Girlfriend your mojo is really cookin'! Gorgeous cards!! Love the pretty colors, the darling TGF images so beautifully colored and the embellishments are perfection!!! You are so welcome on the brads and they are perfect on this darling card!
HUGS, Judy

kadie said...

I LOVE THEM!!! Susan, these are oh-so incredibly cute!! And Susie is a personal fave of mine so I can't help but give her a little bit of extra love...that texture and flower are divine!! I forget I have nesties and emboss folders too!! My pocketbook doesn't though...I need to use those Nesties more! Thanks for inspiring me with these beautiful cards! I'm sitting on my thumbs waiting to see what you do with the last 2 sketches! HUGS

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

The first is sooo lovely with the soft colors and the pearls. The second so much fun with the fabulous colors and great flower detail. You have been rockin' these challenges.