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Saturday, May 1, 2010

A {Little Ray of Sunshine} Sketch For You To Try and MFT Teaser

Well, I'm starting this post with a warning that I have not made a card in about 2 weeks, so if this one is a little bright for ya'll, I apologize. My mojo was just bursting to get out, and when that happens, I go for the strong, bright colors (oh wait, I always do that. Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)! My card for today has two purposes: I'm showcasing a new Flopsey stamp set about to come your way from My Favorite Things AND it's Jen's Sketch For You To Try. I love it when I get to kill two birds with one stone!

This new Flopsey is called Rainfall Flopsey. He comes with 2 sweet sentiments and a little cloud that is so adorable for only $9! So I paper pieced his little boots and the umbrella too. Then I popped the bottom part of the umbrella up and attached a silver Baby Braddie on the top and added some little clouds where the sketch calls for an embellishment. Oh this month's release is a WHOPPER--full of new stamps and products that are going to knock your galoshes off! I hope to see ya'll at the release party on SCS HERE on Wednesday night (unless things haven't settled down in Lilesland). Be sure and check out Kim's blog for a list of the other MFT sisters who have some more teasers of this set and another one today and then keep checking back until Wednesday to see even more new sets.

Eric Update: He's still in the horse-pistol. The doctor thinks he'll be breaking him out tomorrow or Monday. His little 3-4 day stay for some dangerous but routine chemotherapy turned into a week and half due to some setbacks before we could even start (skin infection on his port site, low white cell count, neutropenic). He was finally able to start his chemo (high-dose Methotrexate) on Friday night. They give it for two days and then have to immediately give him an "antidote" for it (Leucovorin) to make it do it's thang and get out of his body before it does more harm than good. Well, apparently Eric's body does not want to let go of it, so it's taking him a little more time than the average bear to clear it. Then, as of yesterday, his red blood cell count was low (mainly because they've been taking so much out of him for testing), that they had to give him a blood transfusion. So this "fresh blood" should make him feel much better and not so tired and dazed. When he gets home, he's going to deserve another steak dinner once his stomach can handle it! He's been put through the ringer!

Anyway, if you've never played in a Sketch For You To Try from Jen, you absolutely must this week! It's a fun sketch! Here's where you can find more SFYTT goodness to get your mojo motor running:
Amy R.
Amy S.
Amber Hight
Jenn Diercks (may be a little late)
Megan Lock
Sony Cristoph
AND introducing our NEWEST SFYTT sister--
Jodi Collins

SUSIE Q-TIP: I'm one of those that thinks my cards look naked without a sentiment on the front. I must be a word-nerd. The sentiment I wanted to use was too big, so I made it be a "background stamp" for one of the panels. Yes, the sentiment gets a little obstructed this way, but it still carries the message. Your mind will naturally fill in the blanks and then you can always stamp it in full again on the inside.

Stamps: Rainfall Flopsey (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Green, Vintage Cream, Rasberry Fizz (PTI), Daisy Bucket, Carolyn Gavin (K&Co.)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Silver Baby Braddies (MFT), Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Jody Boosters


  1. ouh how cute: a new flopsey! :) LOVE your bright colors Susan. The green polka dot rainboots are genius!! I want a pair!! :)
    Also sending lots o' hugs your way!!! Hang in there!!!

  2. LOVE this Susan!! The colors and papers are just TOO fun!! LOVE the peek at this new Flopsey too...I must have him!!

  3. Adorable, Susan!! Love your bright colors!!!

  4. This is what you come up with without mojo? Man. I wish I could do that mojo-less!! Darling card, I love how you did the sentiment and your bright cheery colors. I'm still praying for Eric! Thanks for the update.

  5. I love the brightness of it, totally made me smile! Hope everything is going well, fingers crossed he comes home soon!!

  6. I follow your blog, daily. You have such a positive, sweet spirit that is sooo encouraging. I can't imagine what you and your husband are going through right now, all with an uplifting attitude. My prayers continue to be with you, your husband, and your family. You are an amazing artist (love your creations) and person. May God richly bless you and carry your through this challenging time. Psalm 23. Stacy

  7. woulnd't you know that Flopsey has better looking boots than me

  8. Fun card! Love the bright! Glad you got a chance to stamp. Thinking of you!

  9. Word Nerd or not LOL This card is AWESOME and that is an AWESOME TIP!!!!

    I'm just wonderin.... if you give him a RARE Steak with THAT blood help him too??? :) Hugs to you and yours Susie Qusie!!! I sure do miss you and am bummed I won't be at the release party this month...STUPID TRAINING.... :(

    Hugs and Miss ya Girl!!!!!

  10. I LOVE your card!! I love all of the details and the paper piecing is perfect. Brilliant idea with the "word panel" too. I've never played in one of Jen's challenges, but I'm inspired to now!! Thanks for the peek and the inspiration!!

  11. I love the bright colors. I think the embossed polka dots on the umbrella are fabulous.

    I am sorry to hear about your husband's extended hospital stay. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys and I hope he gets to go home soon.

  12. Your card is so cute. You and your family are in my thoughts, always. Hope things are going better, and he gets out today!!

  13. This is so cute! I am loving the bright colors! I love the embossed umbrella! So creative!


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