Friday, March 18, 2011

Beeeee Happy!

Hello and Happy TGIFriday---yay its the weekend!  I love weekends don't you?  LOL!  My mom is coming in today to stay for the weekend which will be nice.  It's been at least 5 months since she's been able to visit and we are supposed to have beautiful weather.  I hope to grill out tomorrow night and enjoy the outside fireplace & patio a bit.  And Happy-Belated St. Patty's Day to you all too---my Irish grandma is dancing a jig somewhere up in heaven still.  She always sent me a card this time of year and she was Irish thru & thru.  I sure wish she hadn't passed away so soon (I was 11 when she died) as I would love to chat more with her about our family & her life.  My other grandma will be 90 this summer and I think sometimes she can STILL run circles around me---so if you think I'm the energizer bunny than you know where it comes from LOL!  I will be up visiting her again this summer for a bit and teaching in Canada again too.  Everytime I visit my grandma I learn more stuff about my family--its FANTASTIC, you never know what you may find out, LOL.  And she LOVES to feed me---omgosh, she wants to feed me a trucker's worth of food at every meal and I don't eat very much at all.  It's so funny--she says "I'm going to tell your mom you aren't eating", bwahahaha---I'm like "grandma, I'm 36 years old, mom doesn't care!"!  LOL---gotta love grandmas---they are the BEST!  So if you are lucky to still have a grandma--send her some love & hugs today!


NewsBitz:

-The CMC Classroom is still having its 1 Year Birthday Celebration thru March 21st so make sure to stop by to see the fun contests, challenges & AWESOME prizes!  Everyone is welcome to the site and in the challenges!

-I will be in Phoenix, AZ on April 2 & 3 teaching Copic classes if you are interested in coming---go to www.cmcroad.com for the info and other upcoming locations (CT, MI, SC)!!

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Beeee Happy!


Today I get to share with you a new Gina K Release called "Cute as a Bug" (illustrated by Rupa Shevde).  Last night was the hoppin' Release Party and these new sets will NOT disappoint--each one unique and fabulous to use.  I love the sweet bugs and sentiments in this set---too cute!  You can see the new videos by Gina on how to get the most out of these sets HERE at StampTV!


I decided to go with grays and yellows instead of the usual black---a little softer and elegant me thinks.  I embossed the gray cs with a CB emboss. folder.  The yellow dp is from Gina K StampTV set--love the marbelized pattern.  (the black & white dp is a scrap and then I took my yellow copic and added yellow to it).  The matting behind the bee is a Spellbinders die called "Lacey Circles" and then the yellow is just a small SB circle die.  I used my Bow Easy for the bow and then dropped a little metal bee charm from it for fun.



I colored the bee with Copics:  C7,C5,C3,C1/Y06,Y04,Y00,Y000).  Then I stamped the bee again and colored just the wings and added them on top with dimensionals so they pop up---and added Stickles (stardust) for sparkle.  Isn't he the cutest lil' honey bee?  Awwwww---just no stinging, LOL!

Alright, make sure to stop by Gina K's store HERE to see the new releases!  And I'll see you back here tomorrow with a new SCACD project too!




13 comments:

  1. What an adorable card! I love this little bee, so stinkin cute!

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  2. What a beautiful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  3. Adorable card, love the Stickles on the wings! =)

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  4. Stunning card! Enjoy your visit with your mom!

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  5. Awww this is so cute, Suzanne:O) Love the beautiful design and pretty papers. The bee is just adorable, fabulous colouring!
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

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  6. Oh I love that kind of bee..........cute & he doesn't sting. LOL I was driving one time in my car & had the window rolled down & all of a sudden my neck was on fire!!!! A bee had flown in & attached itself to my neck. Must have been a vampire bee! hahahaha Sent a shock wave right thru me. LOL PTL I'm not allergic.

    Anywho......back to your card. Love that you chose the gray instead of the usual black & yellow. Nice touch. I also like that you touched up the b&w DP with yellow. Aren't you just miss smarty pants. LOL I would have never remembered I could do that. LOL

    Enjoy your time with your mom & hope the weather stays nice for your grilling party.

    Happy Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  7. Awww... so cute!! Suzanne, what CB folder did you use? I can't seem to find it. Thanks, Maria

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  8. I love your card, Suzanne! I think yellow and black just make the card pop. Very cute image too. Happy Birthday to your site and thanks for sharing your fun card!

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  9. fab card, love the colour combo x

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  10. Love your "Bee" card, Suzanne! At first I thought the "grey" areas of the card were blue until I read your description. LOL! Anyway, it's a terrific color combo.

    Store up those wonderful memories with your grandmother. You are so fortunate to have her and take some time to record her stories. Sure wish I had done that when my grandmother was alive.

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  11. That card is just adorable!

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  12. Adorable little bee card! I wasn't sure I'd make use of that stamp set when I saw it at the GKD release but after seeing your darling card, I think I definitely need to add it to my stash! Hope you enjoyed your time with your mom this weekend! Savor your time with her; my mom is still living but isn't able to visit anymore so make the most of your shopping and visiting time?

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

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