Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Special Lady




Hello everyone and welcome to a special blog hop for a very special lady.... Suzanne Dean.


Today the Design Team from Suzanne's site, Color Me Creative, are hopping along to give our friend and "fearless leader" a HUGE HUG and Thanks!!!

If you've ever met Suzanne, you know 1) what a HUGE heart she has and 2) how fun, witty and TALENTED she is!!  Suzanne's site has tons of information and inspiration and WE get to help spread the word about her awesome classes by way of her bi-weekly challenges sponsored by some fabulous crafty companies!  This month Suzanne is having a month full of challenges where you can win some wonderful prizes and have some fun along the way, but we wanted to take time to thank Suzanne for all her hard work and dedication for not only us but for all the members on her site and those who are lucky enough to have attended her classes where she shares her talent and coloring tips with us all. 

Suzanne is not only a pleasure to work for, but a wonderful friend. I have had a chance to spend some time with Suzanne the last couple years. If you are one of her followers of her blog she has some interesting stories from her travels and all these crazy things do happen to her. Suzanne is a big love for zebras!! That's right... today some of the girls are sharing their "zeebie" (as she calls them) designs dedicated to a wonderful lady who we simply say, "Thanks", I was unable to come up with any “zeebie” so I did this cute image from Sylvia Zet called Winter Wonder.  We hope you enjoy the hop and remember, the Holiday Bash at CMC is under way and you don't want to miss our on all the fun excitement and awesome prizes so be sure to stop in and enjoy the holiday spirit with us all.  You can find all the information you need HERE.

Winter friends 2012

I made this special card for Suzanne this year and the name of the card is Magic Card. I took all kinds of pictures so you can see how it is made, it is not a hard  card to make, it just looks like it is. My base paper is white sparkle paper and all the other paper is from Die cuts with a view Winter Wonderland Pack. Sponged around the edges with brilliance ink color Mediterranean blue. On the edges used Martha Steward aspen snowflake border punch.

Winter Friends left 2012

Spellbinder used is called floral ovals. Ribbon is sheer iridescence light blue. Added Fluff. Some corner stickers.

Winter friends right 2012

Stickles glitter glue colors silver, waterfall and star dust.  Diamond glaze from Judi Kins. Used Aleene’s true snow,

Winter friends flat front 2012

Memory Box die cuts winter land tree and frosty swirl.

Winter friends upper 2012

The small white with blue gems snowflakes and the silver with silver gems snowflakes are from EK Success.

Winter friends flat open 2012

This view is if you lay the card down flat.

Winter friends flat 2012

This is when the card is laying flat.

Winter friends markers

These are the copic markers used to color the image.

Winter friends close up

Here is the close up of the image.. Thanks so much for stopping by and I do hope you enjoy our small blog hop. This is a way we can say than you so much Suzanne be being who you are.

Enjoy the hop... here's a list of participants to help you get started:

Tina Gilliland

Anary Baumgarth

Andrea Murdock

Brook Guinn

Jenn Cochran

Marie Gamber

Michele Speara

Patricia St. Martin   (you are here)

Shelby Goolsbysuzanne_profile_beach



Payne Holler Cards said...

You always blow me away with your creativity...this is gorgeous (-: Suzanne is going to love it ...
So glad to be on the team with you!
Big hug GF

Anne Temple said...

This is fabulous! Love your design and all the details!

Marie Gamber said...

Awww pat! Great job on your card. Suzanne will really love it! You always do such a breat job with layout and embellishments. Love the glimpse at the inside too!
Hugs Marie

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Patti!! You card is amazing sweetie!! LOVE the gorgeous punched borders which really make the card special and unique! The snow texture is amazing as well!! Such a beautiful job and what a wonderful thing to do for Suzanne!! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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Penny said...

Wowzers, Pat! Suzanne should just love this gem! I certainly do! :^) What a fantabulous creation! Love the blues, the papers, the layers, all the wonderful die cuts, your darling image & beautiful coloring, and all the fabulous sparkle you added in so many ways! Just WOW! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Suzanne J Dean said...

Oh wow Pat, you have outdone yourself..this is gorgeous and so many layers of beautiful-ness..amazing my friend. Thank you so very much for everything...I am blessed to know you & have you as both a friend & on the DT. I appreciate everything life gives me but I am most grateful for my family & friends that grace my life.

Merry Christmas to you,

Tina said...

I LOOOOVEEEE that layout, as you know!!! Beautiful card!

ursula Uphof said...

Wow Pat, what a wonderful card and thanks for the tutorial, Definitely will try it and now to see what the other members have made, hugs, Ursula

Susan Dube said...

So beautiful! Love the blues and all the layers and details! Great snowflakes and that image is too cute! It's just absolutely stunning!

Roxann said...

Such an amazing card, Pat! I love every detail you added and love the color palette!

Shelby said...

This card has all kinds of my favs on it! Love this image and the magic card is so cool and turned out beautifully

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wowee! This is truly stunning - love the different style of card design and the wonderful colouring of that gorgeous image :) Beautiful creation!

Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous Pat, I love the pretty blue paper and sweet image, beautifully done my friend
Hugs julie P

Tami G said...

this is just so beautiful.. i love all the colors you used. and the image is so pretty...

carrie said...

Love your card! Love all the many details ... snow, ribbon, sparkle, punches, and blue is always my favorite color. Great card!

mandy said...

Oh my word Wow I love your magic card it's amazing and how sweet is the stamp :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Anniebee said...

This is just beautiful, Patricia! What a sweet tribute to Suzanne too. You guys do a wonderful job as her design team and I'm sure she couldn't be happier with your work. I have really enjoyed this bash with the blog hop, games and challenge. Such fun... and thanks for helping with it.

Hugs, Anne