Saturday, April 10, 2010

ALL ABOARD (woo! wooooo!) for a New Busy Beauties Adventure!

WELCOME! Today is a very BIG day for Busy Beauties, and I am beyond excited to be along for the ride as the Busy Beauties April Guest Designer! Yippee!! We hope you’ll join us on a fabulous journey as we travel through Wonderland with fabulous new ALICE INSPIRED IMAGES at the Busy Beauties Boutique! Our final destination is our BRAND NEW BLOG: The Busy Beauties Creation Station!!!!! The adventure begins at Catherine’s blog, so if you didn't start there, be sure to go back to see her amazing creation!

When I saw the new Alice-inspired images, I just knew I would use The Mad Scrapper ... in honor of Carolyn, of course! Oh my gosh, don't you just love her hat full of crafty stuff? I cut out a separate set of "tools", colored them, made a slit in the hat, and tucked them in so they appear as if they really are in her hat. I also cut out the hat trim and the little bows on her dress. (sorry for the blurry close-up. I had to use DD's camera.) The paper is from the BasicGrey Origins pack that I won last month for the BBB Green Challenge. It's so outside my normal color range but I love it! I jazzed up her corset & bow with some tiny amber rhinestones, and mirrored those with some big honkin' rhinestones in the corners. And that gorgeous sheer gold-edged ribbon was salvaged from a gift bag - yay for recycling!

As always, we have HOP PRIZES! There will be 3 winners chosen from the comments left on certain DT blogs, but it's a secret which blogs we'll draw from! The prize for these winners is their choice of 1 Free BBB Image! So be sure to leave some love all along the way! Blog Hop Winners will be announced Sunday night on the Creation Station blog. And there is a prize package for the randomly selected winner of our Inaugural Challenge, so be sure to check that out at the end of the hop!

Your next stop is Rachel's blog! Enjoy the ride, and when you finally arrive at the Creation Station, you’ll see our Inaugural Challenge is posted and waiting for you!

Thanks for "hopping" by!

Image: Busy Beauties Boutique "The Mad Scrapper"
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Paper: BasicGrey "Origins"
Copics: B97,C2,C4,E00,E000,E47,G40,G99,R20,R22,Y21,YG03,YR18,YR23
Embellies: Flat-back rhinestones, ribbon


Grace said...


I love the details on the Mad Scrapper with the scrapping items tucked into her hat! Great colors too!

Carmen O. said...

Beautiful card Susan! I love the colors and the image is sooo fun. Wonderful work!

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling! Love how you've tucked in the crafty bits. xxD

Barb said...

Susan, we are happy to have you as our guest designer! Your card is fabulous --- love all the details and color. I wish I could have been with you all today, but I will be on board next time for sure.


Mrs Weyremaster said...

That Mad Scrapper image is so cool, can't wait to get it. Love how you've coloured it, and those papers are beautiful too, such a gorgeous card :)

Congratulations on your Guest DT Spot, have fun :)


Rose Petal said...

Hello Susan. What a brilliant card. Love the papers and the choice of colours and your design, and I have just seen the first image that I MUST buy, absolutely fabulous. Love that hat. Enjoy your Guest DT spot. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Heather said...

She is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and your yummy papers. I also LOVE the way you popped the section of her hat. Wonderfully fun idea.

So glad to have you in our BBB hop and to celebrate our new adventure!!! Woohoo!

jennruggeri75 said...

This is beautiful!! I just love the mad scrapper- such a creative name!!!

Anonymous said...

BEE-U-TI-FUL! I just love this and I'm so so happy that you're joining us at Busy Beauties this month. It's so wonderful to have you along for the ride :)

Hugs xoxoxoxo

marysanders123 said...

For those colors to be ut of your norm, you worked it out!!! Super job Susan! What a way to make green interesting again. And that image is fabulous.

Rachel said...

Susan, what a fabulous card! you colored here sooo beautifully!! I love those papers you chose.

TAS said...

Fun image and cool card!

Annita said...

WOW STUNNING !!! I love how you added the crafty stuff in 3D WOW !!!

Roxanne24 said...

Cute card! I love the colors!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Hi Susan! Love your madame "Madscrapper"! She turned out great and I love that you used the "Origins" DP from BG. Well done! So glad you joined us as Guest Designer.

Catherine said...

Yay, Susan!!!!!
Sooooooo glad to have you on board this month!
I'm so loving this card! Glad to see that the Origins PP you won is getting some love - it's one of my fave BG collections. Holy cutting! I can't believe you cut all those tools! I think that makes you the Mad Scrapper! teehee!
Fab job, sweetie! Sorry I'm late in getting around to leave the love.

kadie said...

Susan!! I'm so glad you got to play with us this month because you always blow my mind with your fantastic creations. And this is no exception! I love love love how you cut out the Mad Scrapper. There is so much detail in how you've showcased the stamp... popups, cutouts, blingy bling! This is awesome! And so are you! MUAH!

Lorie said...

Whoa! Talk about amazing!! This fabulous creation is full of wonderful details! I just keep coming back to feast my eyes on this beauty! I can't believe you cut out those little bows on the dress!! This is one fantastic card, and I love it!!!