Yay its Friday Friends---happy days for sure huh? As you read this I will be making my drive up to Connecticut to teach for the weekend (hopefully uneventful) and it's about a 7.5 hour drive there. I hope to shave about 45 mins off of that time (shhhhhhhhh don't tell the hubby, lol)---yes I do speed but ONLY when I'm around a pack of speeders, hee hee. So I'm a "pack speeder" you could say :) I don't mind the drive so much as I get to listen to ANY music and news radio that I WANT to, no hollering from the backseat KWIM?! Then I will leave on Sunday evening after my last class to drive straight thru the night and get home around 3 am. Don't worry about me, I'll be fine since I'm a vampire..........er... night owl, LOL. Then I will be running around like a crazy woman, barking orders to children and animals as I get us ready to leave on Tuesday morning at 5 am, LOL. Seems I MUST pack for everyone or else critical items will get left behind (I kid you not) and get the house prepared for our day leave to Maui. I am really looking forward to some quality time and fun with the familly and my work will go down to "slo-mode" KWIM. I will have a few posts up while I'm gone so make sure to check in here at the blog for some new releases. You can also keep track of me and my Hawaiian adventures on Facebook as I will post regularly there (yep I'm an addict--but you can find me under my name Suzanne J Dean). I know my family will be ultra strict with my time on the laptop so emails will be done either very early in the morning or late at night---please only email if you really, really, really NEED me for something, LOL! IF it is an emergency or serious CRAFTING CRISIS put 911 in the subject line 'kay? Got it? LOL! We are lucky to have a housesitter taking care of the house and kitties while we are gone so that eases my mind a bit too---lucky her right? hee hee
-I sent out the April NewsBlast for the CMC Classroom---if you didn't get it or would like to read it you can access it at the CMC Classroom by clicking on the CMC NEWS tab!
-Gina K Designs will be releasing and showing off the new stamp sets next week so stay tuned--they are yummi-licious! I will have my projects up next week for ya while I'm away :)
I used papers from DCWV's "Linen Closet"--which remains one of my all time favorite paper collections! I embellished the card with scrolls from Marianne Designs, new Prima flowers and Kaisercraft Pearls. The paper trim was done with a MS border punch punched out of kraft cs. The scalloped circle behind the main image was done with my SB's nesties and then I punched small holes in each scallop to make it more delicate looking.
The image was colored with Copics E44,E43,E42,E40/B04,B02,B000/E11,E00,R20. I paper pieced her hat bow and the baby's blanket to bring in some of that pretty paper. I used stickles (stardust of course) on her shirt and the baby blanket and carriage trim. Diamond Glaze was used on her shoes and the carriage's handle and wheels.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and enjoy time spent with your friends and family! Hope you get to spend time outside or doing something crafty OR just something fun "Suzanne-Style" LOL!