I chose to honor Susie Australia with this step card – my first ever step card. I love Susie’s amazing scene step cards. Susie is so talented and I love to read her funny stories about the trials and tribulations of creating her wonderful cards. I couldn’t find the tutorial/layout Susie used in this gorgeous card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2464528, so went with a different center step layout. After I had the foundation for the card all cut out, I questioned the wisdom of this idea. I stared at the base hoping it would create itself, but when that failed, I went to do my exercises: thought I might be able to think better if I got some blood flow to my brain. It worked - I remembered my newest die, whimsical tree, and the rest was easy. My card doesn’t have the exquisite detail seen in Susie’s cards, but it feels like a good first attempt. And …. I didn’t suffer any injuries!
Date: Friday, December 27, 2013 GMT Views: 875
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 11690
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 @ 11:41 AM
Right when I clicked onto this red and white beauty, I knew you'd cased one of Susie's cards, Priscilla! Exercise does the body good for so many reasons, and one of them is relieving stress! Good for you to come back and realize what to do! Love all of your bling and those pretty dies of course~
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11507
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 @ 1:35 PM
Fantastic take on Susie's pretty step card!!! You really made it so wonderful and I love your color palette! The pearls and gems are lovely too! I think your selections of die cuts worked out perfectly! Beautiful card Priscilla!!!
Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Near Melbourne in Mornington, Vic. Australia Posts: 7043
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 @ 2:19 AM
Wow Priscilla, this is absolutely gorgeous. It is hard to believe this is your first ever step card, I am in awe AND truly honoured that you chose my card to CASE. This treasure is going straight into my favs? I frequently get stuck thinking of what to do next, I shall try your exercising trick. WOW once more. Thank you also for your wonderful words.
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7086
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:38 PM
You BRAVE girl! I have not done my step card yet... Susie sent me such a good start for one and I have put it in that special place and still haven't found it! Yours turned out wonderful and such a beautiful tribute to our Susie...who is such a gift to us all!
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Registered: November 3, 2005 Location: Fairport Harbor, OH on the shore of Lake Erie Posts: 29594
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 @ 7:23 PM
Your first step card to honor Susie turned out way better than mine did when she was Queen!! This is gorgeous! Funny story about excercising - I'll have to remember that when I'm brain dead for ideas!!