Friday, February 26, 2010

Pearls, Pearls Everywhere!

Helllooooo and Happy Friday to you all!  I'm so thrilled that the weekend is here I tell ya!  Although I have a lot of work to get done, I can sleep in a bit and hang with the family!  Tomorrow my daughter has her All-District Chorus concert which will be nice--I always enjoy those.  She picked out her high school curriculum yesterday---woweee---can't believe she starts high school in the fall, where the heck did time go?!  These classes they take in high school now, so much work and so much pressure on these young kids---I worry about them!  Between all the nastiness out there, the peer pressure, social pressure and school pressure it's no wonder teens have a tough time of it these days---SUCCESS is forced down their throats so much ya know.  I continue to tell my kids that I want them to do well in school but I want them to be successful in what THEY WANT to do you know.  My dad always told me that if I pursued art as a career it would take me nowhere--LOL--well, Dad guess what---look where I am now and all the wonderful things I get to take part in :o)  You really have to pursue what you love and I truly believe that--passion is the key to living life well!!  And now I'll get off my preachy podium, hee hee!

OMGoodness I've been overwhelmed with all the comments and emails that I've gotten about the magazine/newsletter and my Copic Classes that I am STUNNED I tell ya!  I'm so thrilled that so many of you are as excited as I am and looking forward to it all!  And thank you all for your kind and encouraging words--it means ALOT to me!!

Some More Answers for ya quickly:

-I will have Copic Class Descriptions with prices and supply lists up on my blog very soon--so you can have an idea of everything and be prepared!  There is NO waiting list, you will be able to take the classes whenever you'd like for as long as you like (within a year) :o)  I promise you, they will NOT disappoint and you will be a pro at Copics when you finish the classes!!

-The classes will be on a separate site, NOT here on my blog!  There will be links on my blog to the site though and I will announce it on my blog so don't worry, hee hee!

-IF and ONLY IF, you have taken a Copic class with me at my home (or plan to) you can also register for the classes at a VERY discounted and low rate--so you will have access to all the pdf files and videos as well.  When the site is up and running and if this is something you want to do, you can email me separately for an invoice.

-I will STILL DO MY BLOG!!  I will still do YouTube videos, I will still be designing---yes I have alot on my plate but nothing will change here at ScrapBitz!!

-Marti & I are looking for ideas, submissions and projects for our first issue!  If you want to email me at this is what I am looking for (pictures must be clear and bright) and please tag your email subject lines as stated below:

**craft room pictures (subject line: craft room)
**projects that SHIMMER & SPARKLE  (subject line: shimmer)
**what questions you might have about a particular product, tool or technique (subject line: question)
**if you specialize in a craft technique let me know if you'd like to share a project that showcases that technique (subject line: special technique) and/or if you would like to do a coordinating video
**if you know someone that might want to share their talent, let THEM know :o)


Today I have some projects for ya featuring some HOT NEW Products called "Viva Decor" that are all available HERE at Susana's Store!  I have also done two videos (with 2 more to come) that you can see HERE and HERE that give more info on some of the products!  Go HERE to enter for some FREE PRODUCT!

**NEW Video on Glass Effects Gel and Glitter Liners HERE!!***

Cute as a Button!!

If you watch my Viva Decor "Pearl Pen" video HERE, you will see this cute baby onesie that I did.  I used the PTI set "Baby Button Bits" to create a custom baby gift and card.  The paper is also by PTI. 

For my card I used a fave color combo of hot pink, pale yellow and lots of white!  I stamped out the flower image from "Baby Button Bits", added some PTI buttons after coloring with Copics and some stickles to the leaves.  Then I added some Pearl Pen (in ice white) to the stems of the flower--I LOVE these Pearl Pens!  Why?  You can create your own pearls (and you know how I luv 'em)--any size, any color!  The fun ribbon is from Michaels and I used my Bow Easy to make that nice bow ;o)

Here's a closer look at the onsie--I used the "bee" stamp from the PTI set to make a butterfly!  HOW?  Well I CUT the bee from it's flight path (easy to do with acrylic stamps), stamped it on the onesie in PTI Palette Ink, then inked up just the antennae part and flipped it to create the bottom wings.  Then I stamped the flight path in pink Palette Ink AND white Palette ink.  The sentiment is from the PTI set "Handwritten Notes" and I took a felt button and added it to the center of the butterfly with Aleenes fabric/washable glue.  Then I traced the butterfly's flight path with the Pearl Pen to make small seed pearls and did the same along the neckline of the onesie.  (I did small pearls since this is for a baby FYI)

The Pearl Pen is WASHABLE (cool & gently cycle/no dryer)--they do not come off no matter how hard you try AND they are hard, you can not indent them or damage them!  Cool huh!!  I have soooo many fabric projects I'm going to use these on--tote bags, towels, t-shirts not to mention you can use them on any textile (including leather), wood, acrylic, paper and glass surfaces!  You can check them out HERE!  Watch my video on them HERE!

Second project uses one of my favorite line of stamps from I Brake For Stamps--the Humorous Seniors line!  I just love these old folks--they give me a good laugh everytime!  Here's a secret I'll let you in on...shhh...I want to learn to knit so I've signed up for a class at my JoAnn's, hee hee!  I've been wanting to do it for awhile so I saw the ad and went in and signed up--we'll see how I do,LOL!  My grandma taught me when I was young but all I ever made was VERY LONG STRING, LMBO! 

So I had to have this stamp called "Knitting Jane with Cat"--this might be me in 30 years, LMBO!!  I paper pieced the chair to match using papers from SEI.  Isn't that sentiment fun--it CRACKS me up I tell ya!  You can find the entire Humorous Seniors Line HERE and don't forget to use the Coupon Code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to get 10% off your entire order!!  And yes, I created all those pearls with my Pearl Pen in ice white--love that pen!  I also used some Smooch Illuminate Paint on the yarn and chair too and some stickles on her slippers!

SUZANNE TIP:  When you paper piece don't forget to shade it with your Copics so it all matches--you don't want it to look flat!  I shaded mine with BG11 and C2 & C3. I also added some diamond glaze to her glasses :o)  Isn't she fun--love her!

That's it from me today---I'll see ya tomorrow!


  1. Fantastic cards Suzanne really pretty. I couldn't agree more with your words on success, it's about what you want. My Dad is STILL disappointed in me, he only wastes his own time now - not mine! I'm HAPPY! Lyns xx

  2. Happy Friday to you as well... I know what you are going through with your daughter, who knows where the time goes. My youngest is now a junior and started looking at colleges...eek... the pressure he has is unbelievable since his school is sooooooo competitive so talk about's tough on them, especially with Regents, SAT's, ACT's etc.. But anyway, congrats on your magazine/newslesster and the copic class, and have tons of fun at her concert.

    Now on to your card, onsie etc..Love the Cute as a Button card and the onsie is adorable. Enjoy the knitting class, and the saying on the the old folk card is hilarious!!!

  3. These projects are wonderful, simple but effective. I agree with your words of wisdom, all I wanted for my children was for them to be happy in whatever they do.
    Just one question regarding your online classes, how will we know if what we are doing is right, is up to standard? Id there going to be a way you will view our efforts so you see where we are going wrong? Sorry thats two questions. hugs Shelley

  4. These are fantastic. The pearl pens are a gift from God. Got to get some. I adore the senior card. So dang cute!

  5. Wow, Suzanne, what amazing projects! I'm getting a pearl pen for sure! :)
    Hugs, Christine

  6. These projects are just as cute as a button. The woman knitting is just perfect. Oh and if you just did a long string bets are your gramma taught you to crochet not knit. Both are fun but I prefer knitting. You are amazing.

  7. Hi Suzanne. I love your projects today. They are both adorable. I too agree with the whole pressures at school. I want my kids to be good, responsable people. However I want them to be happy and get up glad that they have a job that not only supports them but is something that they want to do. I can not wait for your classes. I hope that I will be able to figure all of the files out. dumby..I also watched your videos last night and that roll just jumped. I could not believe how hard it thunked....... I don't know. :D Happy Friday to you, Lisa g

  8. Hi Suzanne...I agree there is sooo much pressure on kids today. We can only hope we help them navigate these waters safely!!! Love the cards especially the funny senior, I definitely will be getting some of them. I love the baby outfit!! My daughters are older and we are getting into the new baby era so this is a great idea for us. I love the info you give us on the products like the pens that are so helpful. The tips like the paper pieced chair also helps. Thank you so much for all you do. Your father was soooo far off about your talent!!!

  9. Suzanne, Great card as usual and looking forward to the magazine (even if I said I probably would not buy it--I will have to now since you are involved, ha ha ha)

  10. I am so happy to hear that you will still have Scrp Bitz. Was worried you would be too busy to blog! But should have known better since you are so very full of energy and with ADD and obsessive with stamping! Don't know what I would do without my daily Suzanne fix. Connie

  11. Great projects! I just read your post regarding your online classes & magazine. I'm super excited and can't wait for them. Best of luck to you. I know you will do great because everything you have done on your blog is fantastic!!

  12. totally adorble projects and your videos are fantastic!

  13. The peal and glass pens look really awesome. I wanted to know can you color these pearls with your copics? If you don,t know, try and tell us how it comes out.

  14. Hi Suzanne!
    Great projects today! The baby onesie is adorable and I love the knitting lady LOL
    Thanks so much for telling us about the pearl pens - on my way now to buy :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  15. So am I understanding you correctly... you'll be doing online Copic classes? (I hope so! Because Virginia is a long drive for a class!) If that is so, sign me up!

  16. Beautiful work!. I love what you have done, but don't I always. I am so excited for your new ventures. It is going to be great.

  17. GORGEOUS projects suzanne. I can't wait to see all your new adventures.

  18. I;ve got to have one of those pens. The projects are all fantastic. Love the idea of the copic lessons and your magazine.

  19. Checked the blog at work today while on my lunch and the blog blacked out...the mother company should know that the work computers are also available during lunch times and blog shouldn't be blocked during those times!! Ha ha!
    Now as both of my kids have gone through college and are on their way..the preparation stuff can be a nightmare of anxiety. Keep a sense of humor with you at all times when dealing with all levels of education!
    The new products are great, those pens are amazing. If using the pearl pen or paper pen can Copics be used the specialize the pearls?
    The card/onesie are fabulous and the tips and tutorials are the best. Thanks!

  20. Oh Suzanne, your first card is so adorable. Just simply gorgeous!!
    The coloring on the second card is stunning :o)

  21. As always beautiful card. Soft colors, love the pearls. So nice on fabric.

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

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