I feel very blessed to count this week's wonderful Queen, Susie Australia, as one of my pals! She is so thoughtful, kind and generous AND what an incredible artist!!! Her detailed step cards are phenomenal works of art!!!
I chose to case this lovely card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2359813
I am not sure if you can see, but there are tea cups and tea pots on the background DP....that is how I have gotten to know this sweet Susie, thru her many incredible creations she lovingly makes to bring cheer to strangers in need.
Instead of a little girl, I used this copy of an actual photo. It is the grandmother of a girl I went to high school with in Missouri. I thought it was an awesome shot of her holding the newspaper that reads "Votes for Women". She sure was a beauty...as is our dear Queen!
Sorry for the wonky lighting, it is so foggy here this morning, and I have to go to the doctors...yet again! LOL Good thing I have insurance ;)
Susie, it is my sincere pleasure to honor you as Queen! Hope you have a wonderful week!!! xo
** Thanks Lois-This goes with the Fan Club's central theme, It's about Time!
*** Too good to be true, this goes along with Friday's Free for All challenge, Tag-a-licious!
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013 GMT Views: 651
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Registered: February 22, 2006 Location: Casselberry, Florida Posts: 45784
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 7:44 AM
Great photo, Kathleen! In fact, your whole card is just that -- great! I love the flourish with the yellow butterfly and the clock up in the corner (emulating the clock on Susie's card). This card would qualify for the Fan Club central theme this month -- It's About Time.
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 51940
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 8:34 AM
Kathleen, this is beautiful and the story so interesting about the photo. I do see those teacups in that gorgeous paper. Hope the doctor appt. goes well. It has been really foggy here today and guess it is there, too. Be careful.
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Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:52 AM
Such a neat design I am seeing in this gallery...lovin the vintage look, and I think it is soooo special how you used the real picture. How cool is that..:0), she IS a beauty. Wonderful bg dp...perfect for here and the t-pot parties...which like you say how you know her as well as I , Susie is so sweet and does such amazing cards for others....Great case and beauty...TFS..:0)
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Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:58 AM
What a cool story about that picture! I love how we chose the same card to CASE and came up with our own wonderful version of Susie's. We both managed to fit in a clock..hehe..I love how you have the teacups and teapot in the bg to signify your Teapot group. What an awesome and lovely tribute to Susie!!