Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Santa Did Whaaaaaaaaaaaaatt?

Helllllllloooooooooooo my friends! Yes, I am back and I finally have  recovered from my trip, lol! I had a blast teaching in Michigan this past week and I think it was a huge success (ask the girls tho for confirmation, hee hee)!  The drive up there took me 8 hours and it was pretty uneventful which was nice.  I checked in and met a friend (waving HI to Mary Clark) who very generously gave up her Friday night to meet me and take me to dinner---not only that but she helped me clean up and organize after my classes on Saturday and THEN came back to help me again on Sunday evening, she brought me dinner and a bag of snacks for the car.  I will say the energy drink she gave me helped me BIG TIME get thru the 8 hour drive straight thru the night, which felt twice as long, lol!  I got in at 4:30 am and slept until 2 pm on Monday.  Today I'm feeling much better and ready to tackle all my work again.  I also got to meet up with Angie Hunt (Scrap Girl) who is my dt sistah at Magnolia-licious on Saturday night for dinner---I had such a good time talking to her and she is a beautiful person inside and out (waving HI Angie)!  Angie is a MASTER at Distress Ink watercoloring and she will be teaching classes at my online classroom Color Me Creative VERY SOON--stay tuned!

But I have to say I was overwhelmed and humbled by the ladies I met this weekend and made me feel right at home!  I am soooo lucky to have such great friends around this country and I treasure each one of you and the kindness and generosity you have shown me--thank you so much!  I hope the ladies enjoyed the classes and it was so much fun to meet you all (waving hi to all the ladies of Michigan--including those rowdy gals who had too much caffeine, LOL)!!  Below are pics of my very first classes below at the Paper Hollow---next up I'll be in Wilmington, DE on Oct.2 then Long Island, NY the next weekend.  Find out more at www.cmcroad.com if you are interested!


-Winner of the "2 Small Words" Blog Hop is the most lovely Cami of  Capture a Heart!  Congrats Cami!  Email me for details!!

**Also the winner of the other blog hop (Shop Til U Drop) was Chris Hawley--Chris if I don't hear from you within a week I'll have to pick another winner--so drop me a line!

-Looking for great prices on supplies/cartridges for the NEW Cricut Imagine--stop by Stamps Alive! and my friend Terri will hook you up :)  She also has great prices on Copics and other supplies!

Santa Did Whaaaaaaaaat???

Sometimes a card should just make you LAUGH and SMILE dontcha' think?  As soon as I saw this image at Paper Romance I KNEW I had to have it--it made me laugh!  This image is from High Hopes and is called "Skiing Santa"--obviously Santa was sooooooo OVER winter (like me) that he had to hit the water in a much warmer climate, lol!

Challenges I participated in with this card are:
The sketch is from last week's Friday's Sketchers--which was cool to use!  Also for Anything Goes Challenge (make it cute--umm what's cuter than Santa in his swim trunks, lol)!  Cards for Men is to use something with a form of transportation!

The papers I used are new from Kaisercraft "Be Merry" which are holiday bright and fun!  The scrolls are from Marianne Designs (yes I try not to use these dies but I physically CANNOT help myself, hee hee)!!  The sentiment was already on that cool die cut and comes with the paper pad--I just gussied it up with a bow and some Stickles!

I colored my image with Copics of course and then I went to town on the fun embellishments--I think the more you can accent an image the more special you make it.  You WILL NOT ever find an image of mine that isn't dressed up with some good stuff :)  The tops of the water waves got white Liquid Applique on them (puffed up with heat) and some stickles to make that water sparkle!  The water skis got Diamond Glaze on them and his fluff on his hat got Stickles as well.  Don't you just love his little chub pudge hanging out over his swim trunks, hee hee!?

Hope you enjoyed my first Christmas card of the year (1 down, many more to go)!!  See ya later!


  1. Oh my what an adorable card...just to stinkin cute!!! Love it!!

  2. Oh my what an adorable card...just to stinkin cute!!! Love it!!

  3. Oh yes I love this Santa....didn't you know this is what he does Suzanne when he comes to visit us in Australia each Christmas. Great details on the image...looks fab!

  4. OMG this is the perfect stamp for AZ at Christmas ! You did make me giggle

  5. Oh Suzanne this would be a perfect Christmas card for FL where we winter. :-) I love him!!!! So happy to read about your trip and how well it went. We can't wait to see you in NC and in FL!!!!! Glad you had a safe trip home too.
    Many hugs, PatJ

  6. What a cute and funny card!! Love it...although in Austria he would need real skies on the snow =)

  7. Super amazing work girly! I am so glad you had a great start in Michigan...Wilmington prepare!! LOL

  8. hihihiihi, I can't stop my self, so funny card. Love the idea.

  9. OMG, this is too funny....it would be a great Christmas card for those of us in sunny CA!!! What a great job, and so adorable.

  10. TOO FUN. Love the fun Christmas Santa rather than the traditional winter image. Cute layout design!!

  11. Too funny! Love the layout and all the little extras on the image. Glad to hear you had a good time at your Copic classes!

  12. Soooo glad to hear your classes went wonderfully! I knew you'd do great!!!! :) Now to get you to WI to come visit me! hee hee! Gorgeous card hun...love the cutie Santa!
    Hugs~ Kim

  13. Just love this Santa. Your coloring is magnificient! I hope to grow up and color like you one day! LOL Have a good one.

  14. I wonder where you got a picture of my husband with that much white hair?!? lol This is an adorable card and such a fun image!

  15. Such a cute & fun card, Suzanne! And you're right........it did make me laugh! LOL

    Looks like everyone had a great time with you in Michigan. Wish I was sitting at one of those tables.......lol. And so glad to hear that Mary took such good care of our sweet Suzanne.

    Huggies ~

  16. made me smile too. Love the swirls. And of course it is colored to perfection.

  17. Very cute card! Love Santa on skis. Glad you had a safe trip.

  18. I was one of the lucky Michigan gals who had a wonderful time with Suzanne in 2 classes on Saturday.
    I learned so much and had fun also
    thanks so much Suzanne!!!!

  19. Living in San Diego, this card is so appropriate! Thanks!

  20. I love this card! It looks like your first classes went well. I can't wait until you are in Greensboro, NC in November.

  21. Darling card. Love the dp, the image and your coloring. I'm hoping to catch a class one of these days. I'm hoping a scrapbook store in Tulsa will want to do one.

  22. Glad your class went smooth and good turn out, cant wait for the Pacific NW. Your card is so cute Santa looks cute and great papers and details.

  23. Glad your class went smooth and good turn out, cant wait for the Pacific NW. Your card is so cute Santa looks cute and great papers and details.

  24. Super cute card, Suzanne :o)
    Glad to hear you had a great class and arrived home safely.
    Hugs, Candy

  25. This card is so cute, Suzanne - I just love that image and the treatment you've given it - lovely!
    Diane x

  26. gorgeous card, love everything and the image made me laugh x

  27. Great card! Love that fantastic image- especially his legs!
    Thanks for joining in our transport challenge at Cards for Men.
    Hugs, Alison x


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

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