Sunday, October 30, 2011

Celebrating My First Posting With A Little Pink

I finally decided to take the leap and start my own blog after much encouragement from so many wonderful friends that I have met in the blogging and card making worlds.
A big thank you to all of you!!

For my very first posting, I would love to share with you a card that some of you may have seen on the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group or at Splitcoaststampers. I have made this special card for my very sweet and talented friend, Jacque, who is a Breast Cancer Survivor!! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to make Jacque a card to celebrate her strength, courage and grace with a little pink!!

For my card I have used Digi DP's from MyGrafico - Shery K's Love Cherries Collection.
I have printed the DP's on Georgia - Pacific White Card Stock 110 lb. weight.
The Tilda with Peony from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. Tilda's dress was paper pieced using Digi DP from MyGrafico Shery K's Daisies Collection sized to a 2.5" square. Before gluing all the pieces together, I went around all the edges with black colored pencil. I feel that it gives the image a more finished look and also it hides any areas that might not have been cut perfectly. The Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon was cut using a Sizzix Die from the Scrap Pink Kit #655411. It was popped up along with Tilda using dimensional tape. The heart lace is from JoAnns. The small roses are from Recollections and the sweet rosebuds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Sending big hugs to all of you for stopping by! I hope that you come back to visit again soon!! Have a wonderful week!!


Jacque said...

And I would like to be the very first to welcome such a sweet friend into the fun world of blogging!! Your card is absolutely magnificent--so much more beautiful than even a picture can show!!! Thank you so much for making it for me!!! I can't wait to see more and more lovely creations by such a marvelously talented artist!!! Great big hugs...Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

WOOHOO!!! Welcome to the world of blogging!! I'm so happy to see you've delved into this!! Your card is truly beautiful, Suzan!! Gorgeous papers and fabulous design!! Congrats on your very first post, my friend! I'm looking forward to many more!
hugs! Sharon

Diana Crick said...

Suzan, my Dear congratulations on joining the Blogging World, you are going to have so much fun. Your card is splendid as is the gal you are sending it to. Beautiful coloring, love the lace and the sweetest pink roses. Simply gorgeous!
hugs, Diaan

Linda said...

Welcome susan , your card is Fabulous!!!!Gorgeous colors and the design is beautiful!!!!! way to go!!!!!

Christina C. said...'s about time you got your own blog!!!! So happy for you....became a follower, of course!!!
Your card is stunning and you made it for a very special lady....a beautiful tribute to Jacque's strength and courage!

Candy said...

Hi Suzan :o)
Welcome to blogland!!
I am so happy you have made it. Your work is wonderful and it will shine on your blog.
Your card for Jacque is beautiful. Love your digi papers and your colouring is perfect.
Big Hugs, Candy

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is going to be soooo much fun.
You are so welcome to the blogworld AND it´s about time too;=D!
You create the sweetest things and of course I´m going to be a follower.

Sending lots of hugs for you Sweetie♥//Gunilla

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Suzan,
Came over from Jacque's blog to say a quick hi and welcome to blogland. You will have so much fun. I have become a follower so that I can keep an eye on your gorgeous work. Love the pink card you made.
Denise xx

Love crafts forever said...

Welcome to the blog land!!!!! I am here from Jacque's blog. Your card is so gorgeous!!! Now as i am your follower, i can see more of your wonderful creations.
Hugs Nataliya.
PS. More then welcome visit my blog

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Olá, Suzan!
Eu sou do Brasil e vim desejar-lhe boas
vindas à blogosfera!
Seu cartão está lindo!


Sarah said...

Hi Suzan, welcome to blogland, saw your card over on Jacques blog, it's simply stunning, have become a follower, look forward to seeing more of your creations, hugs, Sarah x

jules said...

Hi Suzan, welcome!!!! and wow your first card to start with is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!.
I think it's gone to a lovely lady too! hope you come and visit my blog some time? im a follower now cant wait to see your projects!

Cami said...

Congrats on your new blog and welcome to blogland! You finally made it to the cyber world to join all your friends and fans! Love your blog wear, and what a beautiful first posting in honor of Jacque! Your card is lovely in every way, as is all of your creations!
Love and Hugs,

Angela said...

Hi Suzan, I'm so glad you joined us in "blogland." ;)

You have created a lovely card for your friend Jacque and I'm sure she will treasure it as you have put so much heart into it. It is gorgeous!! hugs, Angela

Donalda said...

Suzan it is so nice to see your blog. Your card is just breath taking dear and it went to such a sweet and wonderful lady who I know adored the card. Welcome to blog land dear. Big hugs

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a lovely card. I'm so happy to see your blog. I'm signing up as a follower.

Sara I. said...

Hi Suzan! Stopped over here thru Jacque's blog! Love your card - its absolutely gorgeous with the lace and roses! I became a new follower! xx

Tracey T said...

Hi Suzan - welcome to blogland! Came to visit you from Jacque's blog and wanted to say how lovely your card is. xx

VICTORIA said...

Welcome to blog land Susan. I am a new follower. Your card is wonderful :)

Panagiota said...

Hello Suzan welcome to the blogland,your card is very beautiful!
Hugs Panagiota

Helen said...

Came on over from Jacque's blog. Your card is gorgeous. I will become follower as soon as this item pops up (on my laptop it is disappearing all the time), so some time tomorrow. Welcome to blogland. You are welcome to visit me back when you love to ( Regards.

Fleur said...

A beautiful card Suzan. Welcome to blogland.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Susan! Love the gorgeous flowers and pretty lace and of course your sweet Tilda, just lovely
hugs Julie P

yvon said...

Hi Suzan,
Welcome in Blogland, it's so much fun, i just know you will enjoy it.
Your card for Jacque is absolut gorgeous. Can't wait to see more.
Hugs, Yvon

Bev said...

Welcome to Blogland lovely lady, it's great to see you here. Your card is absolutely gorgeous - loving all the pink but more so because it is for one of the most amazing ladies on this planet!! xxxx

Louise said...

Hi Suzan and welcome to Blogland. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun here. Your card for Jacque is really gorgeous and couldn't be for a nicer lady. Looking forward to seeing your makes. xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Suzan!
Welcome to blogland. I really love this card.
Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely cards. Am now a follower.
Hugs Maz

Sharon in Arizona said...

Welcome Suzan!!!!! Beautiful card and I know Jacque adored it! I'm looking forward to more of your beautiful work here on your blog! Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Sharon :o)


Welcome Susan! I love your beautiful pink breast cancer Tilda. BEAUTIFUL, and I love EASEL cards :O) Love it!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very pretty!!! : )

Rene said...

This is just beautiful!
Rene :D

Danielle said...

Hello Suzan, welcome in the blogging world! your card is beautiful. and quite a nice tribute to our very special friend Jacque. Love the paper piecing job on tilda's dress.
Very pretty.
became a follower. will come back!
Congrats on your new blog.

Norma said...

Suzan, so glad you've decided to join the blogging world. Welcome. Your card is gorgeous. I'm sure that Jacque was delighted to have received this. Love this adorable Tilda--she's one of my faves. Beautiful DP's and that heart lace is to die for. TSF.

Leanne said...

Welcome to blogosphere. I'm here from Jacque's blog & am your new follower. Beautiful card! Will be looking forward to more creations from you.

Iulia said...

Congrats on starting your new blog, Suzanne! You'll see, from now on, things will be much easier and so many people to share your experience with!
Your card is adorable, fabulous work!
Hugs, Iulia

Grenouille Greetings said...

Welcome to blogland! Lovely to see such a pretty card! Hugs, Lesley

Francy said...

Welcome on the blog world. Your card is lovely and I wait to see your other works.

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Welcome to this super crafting community! Love your pretty pink card for Jacque Super colouring and design! Hope to visit often ! Thanks Kitty ;0)

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Gorgeous card you made for Jacque, who also makes stunning cards! I knew your card would be lovely if Jacque recommends it. I'm your follower #47 -- growing strong. Welcome to blogworld. I look forward to seeing more!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Davi said...

I love easels and this one is beautiful!! Welcome to blogland :)

Kelly Neis said...

You are a nice friend to Jacque, and your card is very pretty for her. I will enjoy more of your creations, welcome to the blogs.

ДжуJIbетта said...

Очень хорошее решение-начать вести блог! Открытка очень милая!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Welcome to the world of blogging, you will love the sharing and people commenting.
Jacque has sent me and so glad she did.
Your card is beautiful and my favorite color.
Would love to have you visit

Moni said...

Welcome to Blogland. Fab card. Hugs,moni

Ellen said...

Jacque knows how to make people enthousiastic!
So when seeing the card you made for her I 'had' to go to your blog.
I hope you will have a wonderfull time in blogland and I'm looking forward to your creations.

groetjes, Ellen

cabio's craft corner said...

Sorry Suzan, I am a bit slow coming by, lol
This is so awesome knowing that you finally got your blog ready and set up :o) The most awesome thing is that you used my favorite pink color for your first card post. Neat!!

Martinas Welt said...

Absolutly beautiful! Love this card! You have made a fantastic work!