Monday, August 23, 2010


Hello and Happy Monday to you my friends! Did you have a good weekend? Ours was pretty darn good and it was a nice balance between getting work done and some fun & relaxing!  Riley had a sleepover last night so he's feeling a bit rough today, hee hee!  And I expect Alexa back from the Outer Banks this evening as well--she needs bed early as she has practice tomorrow in the heat, blech!  I still am having a hard time getting over the fact that she'll be starting high school in September--yikes!  And I'm soooooooooo NOT looking forward to back to school shopping this coming weekend with my two kids!  NOT FUN!  No lie, Alexa is super picky and likes to argue and Riley just whines and complains the ENTIRE TIME!  Sometimes I want to stick signs to their backs that say "FREE to Good Home!!", LOL--KWIM?!  Nothing good about it and James and I ALWAYS end up with migraines by the time we're finished!  And neither of them wear little clothes or shoes anymore so it's always a sticker shock for my poor hubby when we're shopping, hee hee!  But I did get all of their school supplies minus their backpacks cuz' I would NEVER want to ASSUME that I know what they want, lol--so they will of course pick out their own bags!  Whew, pray for me this weekend :)


-NEW Dates & Locations for my Copic Classes are up on the new website CMC on the Road HERE!  If you want to take a Copics class or two check it out!

-NEW Release from Elisabeth Bell is coming this Friday from SCACD!  You can enter for some super yummo-licious Blog Candy at the store blog HERE!!

-Gina K Release sneak peeks tonight at 11 pm EST!  I will have one up later this evening to share with you and I HEART it so much :)

-Oriental Blog Candy winner (from this post) is: Sandy Owens (LittleLou) who will be celebrating her birthday soon and the fact that she is beating CANCER! Email me Sandy with your mailing addy and congrats!!


Okay, so lucky me got to pre-order all these fabulous new stamps from Crafter's Companion (makers of Popcorn Bear) while I was at CHA--they're called "S.W.A.L.K."!  I won't tell you what a deal they gave me but I was able to get the entire new line and get them early--wahooo--a bonus special I tell ya!  I wish I could tell you where to get them but none of the stores have them in yet (boo hoo)--google them to see what comes up & I'll let you know if any stores have them here in the states soon too!

This particular stamp set is called "SWALK Hugs" and I just love that cute lil' kitty she's hugging! I used some of my favorite DCWV "Linen Closet" papers--I love the soft creams and blues!  The bow was made with my Bow Easy and the background behind the image was done with a new Cuttlebug Folder set called "Sentimental".  I used my SB's Nestabilities for the circles and stamped the sentiment directly on the patterned paper.  All my edges got a vintage touch with my fave Zutter Distress It All tool--love that thing!

I colored this cute image with Copics and I paper pieced her dress with some of the matching papers! TIP: make sure when you paper piece that you don't forget to shade the paper with your copics/markers/inks so that it matches the rest of your image or else it will look too flat!!  I added some diamond glaze to her eyes and some stickles to her hair bows!  She's such a lil' cutie--look for more of these cuties coming soon to my blog!

I'll see you back here later tonight with my NEW Gina K sneak peek!!


  1. Really great card ! Love the colours !
    Have a nice day,
    greetings, Martina

  2. Oh my gosh Suzanne, she is absolutely adorable. I love her and she will be on my to get list as soon as available. Love the colors you used. You rock girl!!!!!

  3. She is very cute.
    Love the DP and the layout of your card.

  4. She's so cute! Your card is beautiful.

  5. Hi hi,

    Woowww what a beautifull card!!! I love the paper you used and that stamp is sooo cute!!!!

    gr. Arjette

  6. Just signed up for your classes in Long Island. Can't wait to meet you and practice my Copic coloring.

  7. What a beautiful card Suzanne,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. She's so pretty! and thanks for the reminder about coloring the pieces :)

  9. Wow Suzanne, your card is just gorgeous. Cute image and I love the papers. Glad you had a nice weekend!

  10. Your card is very cute and so wonderful!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  11. Awww, Suzanne, the image is absolutely adorable. Can't wait to see the rest of the new line. Your card is gorgeous--so beautifully put together. Love the colours and wonderful layout.

    Hoping for the best in your back-to-school shopping.


  12. What a CUTE image this is! I hope I can find a store that sells them - I have to color up one of these sweeties! Beautiful coloring, Suzanne! hugs, Angela

  13. Oh what an ADORABLE card!!! I just picked up those papers the other day - they are sooooo gorgeous :) Maybe Amy will carry these new cuties... i hope, i hope lol!
    Happy shopping with the kiddos - don't worry, i'll be praying for ya and maybe this time won't be such a headache (literally!)
    Love and hugs ~

  14. Wow Suzanne she is so cute really darling. Love the colors so soft and pretty. I would love to know where to find the stamps. Hope your find a link and of course waiting for your new release Friday. Woohoo cant wait.

  15. oh that is adorable! i love her! you didn't show me those!

    ah yes i do not miss school clothes shopping ONE BIT! and for me it has always been the two of them against the one of me - talk about wanting to sell them both to gypsies!!! this year i just gave trevor a wad of cash and said Have Fun :) i have yet to do the school supplies though...i do need to shop for pez still tho - she is showing every sign of being EXTREMELY picky on clothing YAY...


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

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