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Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm Back!

Well, (knock, knock, knock!) is anyone out there? Hello? Ya'll still around? I am! I'm gradually getting back into the swing of things around here after having a hysterectomy last TCP Tuesday. I sure didn't "bounce right back" like I thought I would (I must have been delusional). I still am a bit sore and slow walking around. I haven't stamped yet. Well, that's not completely true. I tried to stamp a few days ago and my card was taking a turn for the worse (and so was my abdomen, sitting up straight like that), so I stopped and will probably trash the card. I think my next stamping try will be for this Saturday's Sketch For You To Try from Jen!

The card I was working on (not pictured) was for this week's TCP Tuesday from The Cat's Pajamas. It's an inspiration challenge from Toni. We are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month and her inspiration piece fits right in. Ya'll even have the opportunity to send your cards to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, to help cheer up a patient or two there. Given the journey we've been on the first part of the year, I know firsthand how a simple card can put a smile on a cancer patient's face! All the details on that and how to participate in this week's TCP Tuesday challenge can be found on Alma's blog. Don't you want $25 in Cat Cash to spend on The Cat's Pajamas stamps?

Anyway, since I didn't have a card made specifically for this challenge, I did manage to find one from The Cat's Pajamas that I had yet to show ya'll from our last release (from back in the days when my mojo was still in tact). I love this one, too! I used the set, Sheepish, that is super fun to watercolor. I backed the main image with some felt that I die-cut with a Nestabilities shape. The felt is from The Cat's Pajamas, but unfortunately for this card, there wasn't a pink that was light enough. SO--I decided to use a piece of white and then I just sprayed it with my Cotton Candy Shimmerz Spray and heated it for faster dry-time. Perfect! So this card didn't exactly follow with the inspiration, at least it's got lots of PINK!

Don't forget to play along with us for TCPTUES130 for your chance at winning the $25 and being named Swanky Stamper of the month. HERE'S the details on all that. I'll have to come back a little later with the supply list. I'm running a bit late getting ready for a lunch date with a girlfriend. (Hi Lynn!) I can't drive yet, so she's going to give me a glimpse at what is happening outside the walls of my little house!!

SUSIE Q-TIP: I've noticed on a few blogs lately (because I've had lots of time to read them), the re-mention of the fact that you can change the color of clear rhinestones with your Copic markers to get just the right color you need to match your project. Don't forget the same trick for your felt, just not with Copics. Change a white felt color with Shimmerz sprays, Maya Mists, or Glimmer Mists. Experiment on small swatches and use your heat gun to dry them a little faster.


  1. Glad you are feeling better. I had laproscopic surgery in August, thinking it would be nothing. It took me a few weeks to get back to normal. I felt like I would never be the same again. Now, I feel like my old self. Soon, you will too. BTW, love your card.

  2. this is so cute, susie! i love the pink and blue combo...this totally brought a smile to my face (along with a tiny giggle)! :) awesome job!

  3. Welcome back! Glad you are moving around and getting back to normal! Love your blog and cards!

  4. Glad you're feeling better and slowly getting back to norm. Take care of yourself and don't overdo it.

  5. What a sweet, precious card! Love that sheep!! It's darling. Hope you are feeling better soon, Sus. ((( hugs )))

  6. This is just the cutest! Glad to see you back :)

  7. dI hope they didn't take your mojo with your female junk. You still need the mojo.
    Get better.

  8. Glad you're up and around and feeling a little better!! This card is wonderful!! All the great details as usual are perfect!!

  9. Awww... I've been there done that Sus (on my 30th birthday!!) It'll take a while, but NOT the 6 weeks they say it will. In another week you'll feel back to normal. (we hope anyways!) =D

    LOVE yoru card too!!

  10. Hope you are feeling better soon, girl!! TOTALLY adorable!!

  11. Hope you are feeling better, Susan! Awesome card.

  12. WOW! I love everything about this card! How cute is that little banner?! :D



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