Suzie Card-Maker

Suzie Card-Maker


I LOVE to create greeting cards. This is a place
for me to share some of my favorite cards with family,
fellow card-makers,and friends.
Update: Since I began this card-making blog in 2009, we have moved to a warm, sunny place, retired, and gotten very busy. Even though my love of making cards has not lessened, my time "for" card-making has diminished. I had actually considered taking down my blog because of my lack of time to make and post cards. Instead I will try to post more regularly with a variety of things. Please bear with me while I attempt to expand my topics.


Baby's 1st Birthday

Our youngest grandson turns "1" on Saturday -- how time flies! I just finished his birthday card. The red color doesn't show up as well as the other colors. It is a white core paper. The other papers are SU!. I used the Scor-Pal to make the diamond pattern. (You may not be able to see it, though.) I decided to add more to it by dotting the intersections of the lines with a white gel pen. Three of the corners have the paper-pierced design and the fourth has the matted circles with the "birthday boy" crown embellishment. Both the highchair and the crown are part of a Jolee's birthday set. The inside of the card has another one of the set's embellishments -- a onesie with "happy birthday baby" on it. I made the same corner designs with the paper-pierced pattern using the SU! Real Red marker. There was one more embellishment in the set which was a bib. I used it on the back of the card where I also wrote "Gramee 2010". The little bib says "I'm 1". Thanks for looking!


The tile is laid!

These pictures were taken the other day at the house. The tile people have been so busy since Thursday laying the tile throughout the whole house including the bathrooms (which means the showers)! Hurray! I have only seen the guest bath shower so far. You have to be very careful walking on tile that has been cut to fit for sure. Mike went to the house this morning to pick up the paper and got to see the master bath. He said I need to get over there today to see how they laid the tiles. :-)
The picture on the left looks into the kitchen. The one on the right is looking into the family room. Thanks for looking!

Lighthouse Beach Find

Mike and I spent Thursday with new friends Lynette and Jim. Actually, Lynette and I already were card-making friends. We met online through the SplitCoastStampers website. They came to Ft Myers Beach for a week and came to the island for sightseeing that day. We had the best time showing them around, having lunch at a marina, and walking for two hours on Lighthouse Beach. "Shelling" is contagious and there were so many shells that day. We saw lots of starfish, too. This is an example. Since none of us knew whether the starfish were still alive or not, we put all but two of them back in the Gulf.
Thanks, Lynette and Jim, for spending time with us. It is always so nice when card-making friends get to meet each other's family ... and become friends!

Sympathy Cards

Happy Saturday! Today I have two sympathy cards which are the same except for the matting which is Bashful Blue on one and Groovy Guava on the other. I used my Scor-Pal to make the harlequin pattern on the colored mats. I had just watched a video on stamptv using this technique. There is a little "bling" on the blue matted card as well. I didn't have any for the other card. The stamp set is Thoughts and Prayers from SU! as well as the Chocolate Chip cardstock and ink, the Groovy Guava, Bashful Blue, and Confetti cardstock. Have a great weekend and stop by, again, any time.


Great Bird Watching

This morning an osprey landed in the yard with a fish he/she had just caught. It was a pretty big fish for the bird to carry all the way back to the nest. We think he/she was waiting for the fish to die before taking off. In the meantime, a variety of birds stopped by to see if any of them could get a crack at the fish. In this picture you are seeing the osprey and a turkey buzzard. Two more buzzards showed up shortly after the first. The osprey gave the buzzards a good talking to, ate some of the fish, and then took off with the rest it presumably to its nest. It was very interesting to watch!

Sunrise over the Sanibel Causeway

The other morning I was up before sunrise and had the opportunity to take a few pictures. My picture doesn't do the sunrise the justice it deserves as I was using my Canon PowerShot SD800 IS. But I think you get the idea!