Saturday, February 19, 2011

Live With Zest!

Howdy Friends and Happy Friday!  Yay its the weekend--hurrah hurrah!  It was a balmy 70 degrees here in VA the past couple of days--just beautiful!  I spent yesterday out on the patio working in the sun and then we cooked out and enjoyed our outdoor fireplace for a few hours, it was splendid!  Today Riley, hubby and 5 other boys are spending the day at a local Paintball Farm, yay!  They decided against skiing since its been so warm and it would be slushy and they like to play war, LOL--boys will be boys right.  Then they'll all be sleeping over tonight (egads)!  Alexa and I are getting mani/pedis and going shopping for some spring clothes---a total girl outing for us thankfully.  Then we'll all come home to the chaos of boys playing video games, eating pizza and running thru the house shooting Nerf guns---give me lots of caffeine and Advil please, LOL!  But they'll have fun---all in the name of fun right!?  Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!


-I still have a few spots open in my San Diego Copic class next week on Feb.23rd--it will be small and FUN! I also put up new info about copic classes in Phoenix, AZ hosted by my pal Tab (owner of 7 Kids College Fund).  You can find all the details on my website --just scroll down to see registration info on both!

-Don't forget that I'm looking for entries for my NEW CMC Challenge DT!  You can find all details right HERE!  Its for all levels to use your Copics creatively and spread the word thru your beautiful work!

Live With Zest!!

Today I'm sharing my Copic Creations Challenge project with you---I know I'm a few days late but better late than never right? LOL The challenge this time was to use warm colors and our fabulous sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps--they have some really cute digi stamps in their store!  I was thrilled to use one of their stamps called "Dottie Celebrate", there are lots of fabulous versions of Dottie for you to choose from!

Isn't she just fah-bu-lous!  I love her cuz' she's got some 'tude, LOL!  I cheated a bit but I did color her mostly in the "warm" color of red, hee hee---she called to be a raven haired beauty to me so I couldn't resist.  I used a CB embossing folder on the black cs and then cut various circles with my Spellbinders dies and layered them.  I had to add some fun bling with my Zva rhinestones swirls--this girl wanted BLING!  The sentiment is from an older Hero Arts set--fun sayings in that one!

I colored her up with Copics of course (R29,R24,R22,R20/C9,C7,C5,C3/E11,E00) and then got busy with some fun products.  She got Stickles on her dress because in my mind it was a sequined evening gown (lol) and the diamond glaze to her shoes and martini glass.  While the Diamond Glaze on the martini glass was still wet I sprinkled Glamour Dust on it so the sparkles were suspended in liquid.  Her pearl earrings were done with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White--love those pearl pens, great dimension.

Hope this party girl cheered you up a bit today and make sure to visit the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to join in on the fun and see the rest of the DT samples.  Also stop by Bugaboo Stamps and see their fabulous digis---some might want to come home & party with ya, hee hee!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful card, wonderful colours and a great image!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  2. Great card! Great colouring!
    Love it!

  3. Thats so cool...I love it! I hear ya bout the Nerf guns too I'm not sure who likes them more my son or my husband ;-)

  4. I love this card! You did an awesome job! Hope all is well with your brother! Still thinking of all of you! Have a great evening! Happy Creating! Sara

  5. Oh way too cute!!! I love love love this!!! Off to check put those digi's!!!!

  6. To see a project made using Bugaboo Stamps on THE Suzanne Dean's blog is a dream come true!!! You're ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, and I don't thing that I've ever seen Dottie look so swanky!!! THANK YOU!!! :D MWAH!

  7. Suzanne, love love love your Dottie creation, thanks so much for the wonderful Bugaboo Shout out, it means so much to us! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!

  8. Ha, this card is too funny! Look at those curves! Hubba, hubba! What a great card, Suzanne! It is so cheery!

    Chris Christensen


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

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