Friday, October 2, 2009

Dealin' & Movin' On!!

Happy Friday everyone!! I'm so ready for the weekend I tell ya especially after the day I had yesterday--sigh!! I won't lie to ya, yesterday was quite a struggle for me---sometimes you don't feel like you do enough, can be enough, get enough done or be good enough ya know? I start everyday trying to do my best and get as much done as I can, but we're all human correct. Most days I keep my head down, get my work done, help as many people as I can and stay away from drama & conflict. But gosh darn it, it finds me anyhow! If you know me well, you know I stay out of other's business and don't gossip, hate drama & am not mean spirited in any way. I always try & lead by example and use the same old adage that's been around since the ages "treat others as you want them to treat you" but some people don't follow that, which is so frustrating. I just don't understand why people have to be mean--I never, ever try to hurt anyone's feelings or be disrepectful, it would hurt ME to do something like that! I guess I'll just continue I guess to be surprised by people who are like this, but I'll get over it for sure! But I love my family, I love my crafting and I love my friends and it's as simple as that for me! So sticks & stones & all that---will just bounce the hell(o) off of me! (sorry for the language)

So, just had to vent for a moment, but as is my nature as a glass always half full & eternal optimist---I'm MOVIN' ON!! Dealt with it, analyzed it & have dismissed it. No time for it at all! So, let's move on to my projects for the day and BE HAPPY!! :o)



-In a spot of fun news, a reader of mine asked me to do a mini-interview for her blog & I was more than flattered & thrilled to do it! Sandi's blog interview with me is HERE! (thanks again Sandi for thinking enough of me to want to interview me, not that I'm super exciting, LOL) And poke around her fabulous blog as well--she's has some beautiful things to see that she's created!

-Don't forget tomorrow is World Card Making Day!!! There will be contests & prizes all day tomorrow on Split Coast Stampers (the Magnolia-licious challenge starts at 3 pm EST & I'll be there so stop in & say "hi")!

-Susana's Custom Art & Card Design will also be having a fun challenge up on the store blog HERE tomorrow! There will be 2 days to complete the challenge & of course prizes!!

Try It Out Tuesday Challenge #38

So this card was done for our Try It Out Tuesday Challenge #38 for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design, but obviously it's Friday now, hee hee. We had to switch it up since the new release stamps came out on Tuesday (see them here)! I challenged the DT to make a fall card since it's that time of the year! For my card I chose to use a new Lockhart Stamp Co. image called "Harvest Window"--I just love the window images that Karen has drawn (see them HERE)! I based my colors on this fabulous dp by My Mind's Eye "Oh La La For Him"--I love the color combo, very fresh! The cs and ribbon are from PTI and those fun pearls including the pearl center on the bow are NEW from Prima (see a grand selection here---I bought a ton of them) and they are gorgeous in real life!

My image was colored with Copics and then I double stamped the window swag and pumpkins so I could pop them up for dimension! I used diamond glaze on the window part, yellow and orange stickles on the leaves, pumpkins, & corn along w/ my yellow Spica pen for lots of pretty sparkle! Perfect for the fall holidays! Now hop on over to the store blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous fall creations!!

My second card today uses another fabulous NEW image from Pink Cat Studio's Digi store! This pretty lil' gal is "IB Betty-Butterfly" and I think she's just a cutie-pop! I paired her up with some of my favorite Basic Grey papers (Urban Prairie) and added some fun Prima flowers. The centers of the flowers are Doodlebug glitter brads--I just love those things & use them constantly (think I need a re-stock, hee hee). And her lil' wings have some diamond stickles on them too (the sentiment is from the Pink Cat Stamp set "Enchanted Lily"). If you haven't had a chance to check out these digi's yet or are worried about trying the digis--Melissa has a fabulous info section at the store that leads you thru it step by step here! (I print on an Epson R300 inkjet printer & my Gina K Luxury cs in 120 lb weight & colored w/ copics)

So hope you will all stop by tomorrow if you get a minute--I'll have some Christmas projects up and a new Mo's Digital Pencil project as well!

hugz to you all & thank you for listening to me ramble today,


  1. Love your cards and I really love the harvest window that card is gorgeous! Love the colors and the design papers and all the extra details beautiful. Hope you have a great day today! Thank you so much for all that you share with us. I think that you are awesome and I have learned so much from you!
    Thank you,

  2. gorgeous gorgeous cards sweetie, fabulous colouration as always... love them...
    sorry that you had a bummer of a day yesterday...:(((
    you are too nice for anyone to be mean to you... big hugs...

  3. Beautiful cards! Don't let anyone get you down. There are people out there who just can't be happy if someone else is happy! So whatever happened, I would pray about it, then let it end! I hope you have a better day today.
    Big cyper hugs!

  4. OMG I love these cards. The window ones are truly amazing. Hope you have a better day.


  5. Sorry you were hurt yesterday. From reading your blogs, you seem like a fun, caring person so I hope you are able to move forward today and make it a happy day. I will be out of town and have to miss World Card Making Day tomorrow - boo hoo!! Have fun with it. I always love checking your blogs to see the beautiful things you create!

  6. Suzanne,Thank-you for all that you share with us--your work is awesome and you have helped tons and tons of people--sometimes we have cranky people pop into ours lives just to help us realize that we are doing good ourselves and that helps us to becomes stronger and even nicer to others---and that is what you do. Keep your chic up high and remember God loves you and so do we. Now go make more beautiful cards ( and videos)!!!
    Hugs Monica M

  7. Hi Suzzane, I just love your cards. The window one is simply beautiful. I have to so I think the little butterfly is just so darn cute. I know what you mean about some people. I try not to let them get me down, but what do you do? I always think why are they so rude, I don't every do that to them? Oh well, you are right just schrug it off they don't deserve that much time in your mind. You are tooo sweet for that. Have an awesome day and enjoy your weekend. Smiles coming your way, Lisa G

  8. Suzanne: Love your cards and so happy they are making their home with me. Even tho I have not met you in person, you are one of the sweetiest "on-line" friends that I have ever met. I always love your upbeat descriptions of your day and what you are sharing in your artwork with us. I hate drama also, and it is so sad to say that some people only know how to be negative and miss out on all the joys of just plain ole living and enjoying all that God has given to us. It is their loss and I feel sorry for them. You just keep being your "sweet self" and pray that God will somehow change their hearts. Don't let them get you down, life is too short and I believe happiness, laughter, positive thinking, etc. just keeps us healthier and prayerfully a longer life. God bless sweetie, Many hugs coming your way to ward off the negative comments made by others. You are a true blessing to all of us. Hugs, and more hugs, Pat J.

  9. I agree with you about being eternally optimistic and not letting the bad people get you down! We crafty ladies deserve so much more! :D LOL I hope making these stunning cards made you feel a ton better. I love that window scene and have been wanting to try something like that forever! Of course I can't help but love Betty in her butterfly costume! :D

  10. What wonderful cards!! Keep smiling and know there are a bazillion people out there sending you hugz & well wishes. Keep that in mind when the negative starts to intrude. We love ya!

  11. I'm sorry that people have to try and bring you down. So glad youre above it all! Remember, if you let what people say or do to you bother you then they have mastered you. It's always good to vent and move on! Remember, you ROCK!!

    I never expect anything but perfection from you and you never disappoint! Love the Lockheart...must own one of those soon! Your Betty-Butterfly is so sweet that my teeth hurts!

  12. I'm sorry that people have to try and bring you down. So glad youre above it all! Remember, if you let what people say or do to you bother you then they have mastered you. It's always good to vent and move on! Remember, you ROCK!!

    I never expect anything but perfection from you and you never disappoint! Love the Lockheart...must own one of those soon! Your Betty-Butterfly is so sweet that my teeth hurts!

  13. Suzanne,

    Sorry to hear about your day...I totally agree that it is best to stay far away from gossip and drama! Nothing good ever comes from these things. On to happier things...your cards are always so beautiful! I love the window image. What a stunning project! Thank you for sharing your talent with us all. Here's to a happy weekend!


  14. Hi Suzanne,I have found in my life that some people are not happy with themself or life and are out to hurt people that are.I always look at a glass is half full and not half empty.I always try to treat everyone the way i would wonted to be treated.
    I Thank You for all the help that
    you have given me,I don't tell you often enough Linda W.

  15. Suzanne-- Thanks for sharing your feeling with us, it's hard to understand the motives of people sometimes, your attitude is the best way to deal with it. Glad it's past you and hope your day is wonderful! Your cards are beautiful and I enjoy visiting your blog. Keep up the great work!

  16. You are a busy lady! Sorry you had such stress. :( But more good than bad, right? Of course you know all your cards are gorgeous, I stalk your Copic techniques! Lovely, lovely work. Congrats on Pink Cat, you will have such fun!!

  17. Love the Pink Cat Studio card - she's a cutie and your choice of color is great as usual! Sorry to hear about your bad day. I don't know you, but you seem very kind and sweet. You share your beautiful art and you inspire many people with your daily blog. Keep your head up. You have a great attitude. If everyone treated others as they would like to be treated, this world would be a much better place!
    Have a great weekend!
    Donna M.

  18. That high road is hard to take sometimes but when we do take it, we come out as a better person for it. We all need to vent and you can always vent to us, anytime! Big, huge hugs for you!

    Love your cards, especially that window card! What a gorgeous creation! Love the colors and those new Prima flowers are fabulous! I love all the sparkle and shimmer on the pumpkins. Looks like the sun reflecting off the dew. And that sweetie pop fairy is too stinking cute for herself. Love the colors and the paper! Just delightful!

    Big, huge hugs to you,


  19. Just a gorgeous fall card. That stamp is on my wish list.

  20. Suzanne, yours cards are beautiful as is your spirit!!! Keep up the great work, we all appreciate it.... Hope your weekend goes much better for you, you sure deserve it!!!

  21. Suzanne,
    Hope that today was a better day for you and glad that whatever happened didn't get you down for long. Have a great weekend and keep posting beautiful stuff for me to look at!!

  22. Suzanne, super cards but what else have I come to expect than that? :)
    Sorry you had a bummer of a day yesterday.
    I'm glad you didn't let the meanie get the better of you and always remember "Tomorrows another Day" and can only be better :)
    I'll crafting alongside you "cyberly" tomorrow so I hope my mojo stays with me.

  23. Oh such gorgeous cards today Suzanne! You are so talented and I'm inspired everytime I see something that you have created.
    Big hugs!

  24. I'm so sorry that yesterday was not the best day, love your outlook though!
    Don't think I ever said congrats on the PCS DT! Congrats!
    Gorgeous cards, as usual! You're a rockstar!

  25. Great cards! I love that little Betty! Congrats on making the PCS Digi DT - I am so honored to be on it with someone as talented as you!! :) As far as the drama - sending you big hugs! Tomorrow will be a better day...and besides, you have had a stomach virus like me that last few days! LOL!

  26. Hi Suzanne..just wanted to drop u a line and let u know I mailed that fairy to you this afternoon..takes too long to color for me to use it again! lolol You will have to share pics of the project for your daughters room some day so we can all enjoy! :) hugz to ya! Jane

  27. Sending {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}
    Please know that everything you do is appreciated.

  28. The glass is definitely half full, so keep on looking UP to your source of strength. The Lord knows your heart and we do're a sweetie!
    Jan Castle

  29. So sorry to hear you had a bad day. Glad that you've decided to move on though and not let it get to you! Your cards are beautiful as always.

  30. Hi Suzanne,
    This is my first post but I've been following your blog for quite awhile.
    So sorry you had a bad day but I think you handled it beautifully. I love, love LOVE your work. I have purchased alot from Mo's digital pencil. I just got the birthday hamster (fell in love) and Grace's sock plus little girl in kimono. I love them. Our daughter is adopted from China so anything Asian I am a sap for. Once again, I love your work and appreciate all that you do.

    Hugs to you,

  31. You are such an amazing stamper...great creations! I do hope you don't give those unhappy people another moment of your precious time! It just isn't worth it. Can't wait to see your Mo's! I am so excited for you!

  32. Lord, I lift up Suzanne to You. I thank You for getting her through this difficult day! May she feel Your comforting arms surrounding her and giving her strength. Renew her mind that she can be all that You've created her to be. "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14 Amen!
    Praying you have a completely restful and peaceful sleep. Tomorrow is a brand new day :D xoxo

  33. Your window is an really hit, I like it very much, nice colors. LG Andy

  34. Suzanne, both cards are beautiful! You are so talented, and I hope that your ability to vent your feelings lifts the stress off your shoulders and has you soaring up to the high road that you choose to take........I have to remind myself to feel somewhat sorry for mean spirited people.......they have to be terribly unhappy themselves to desire to make others' so miserable!




I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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