Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fly "ME" Away Home!!

Happy Wednesday to you all!  I am on my way to Delaware to spend the night at my dear friend Anary's house--we will have some good girly talk and laughs I'm sure and I'm looking forward to it!  Then tomorrow I will make my way to Grand Rapids, Michigan with my pal Melanie to teach for the weekend.  Should be fun and looking forward to it all!  Yesterday was a MAD rush to get everything done and I'm not even sure I did get done everything I should've LOL!  And my TEEN daughter was NOT helpful, ugh!  I swear the good days are definitely STILL interspersed with very BAD (read-moody) days.  Have you heard that song by Martina McBride called "Teenage Daughters"--see video link below for it if you haven't.  She READ MY MIND--how'd she do that?  Oh yeah, she has teen girls too! LMBO!  You love 'em, you're proud of 'em and some days you want them to go into their rooms and not come out for a VERY LONG TIME KWIM?  I just keep saying' my mantra over & over "tomorrow is a new day, it will get better!" --- it does get better right?  Well even if you say NO please don't share with me as I like to live in la-la land for right now, LOL.  Then she's tearful when I leave, but when I am home she's giving me the third degree about why she shouldn't have to do chores, or how I'm too naggy, or I just don't understand.  My house some days feels like an insane asylum and I am the only sane one (ha ha)!  I pray for James to get thru this week while I'm gone, hee hee---poor guy hasn't a clue!


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**Pre-Register for the new Magnolia Only Class at the CMC Classroom HERE taught by Mindy Baxter!  It is a fun class using only Magnolia stamps, copic instruction, masking skills and more!  Hover over the Class Description/Pricing Tab to click on class to see description and registration terms!

Martina McBride Song:

Fly "ME" Away Home!!

Today I get to share with you a very fun project I made last week--I had soooooo much fun with this and putting all the perfect details on it!  This is for the 7 Kids Challenge Blog today which is to create a "Circle Card"--I love, love circle cards so this was easy peasy for me.  The cutie pie image is called "Pilot Luka" by La La Land Stamps.  I adore this line of stamps and my friend Irina (and Eric) both illustrate these cuties.  As soon as I saw this one at CHA I knew he'd be mine as he reminds me sooo very much of my son when he was younger although he STILL has a fascination with all things that fly, LOL!

The papers are a mix by Basic Grey and then kraft cs that I stamped a newsprint stamp on by PTI.  I distressed the edges with my fave Zutter Distress Machine & then inked all my edges with the Inkssentials Blending tool (love those two things sooo much)!  The tag I created myself with various Tim Holtz stamps stamped on kraft cs and then clipped the edges, added some bakers twine to the end.  The blue cardstock was embossed with the CB Embossing folder "Clockworks" and inked it a bit as well.

This card I entered into the "Cards For Men Challenge" as well :) Great challenge blog!

You know I'm a product junkie and the more I can add to my projects the better, LOL!  I used Diamond Glaze on his helmet and eyes for a great shiny effect!  His fur collar and fur trim on helmet got a coat of Polar White Flower Soft--I didn't use flock because I wanted it to look a little more textural than a soft flock.  And of course some Stickles on the stars and dog collar charm :)  He's colored up with Copics of course-- B99,B97,B95,B91/E39,E37,E35,E31,E50/YR23,YR20,E50/E11,E00,R20/C7,C5,C3,C1,C00/E43,E42,E40.

To create my large circle card I used my fabulous Spellbinders Grand Caliber and the Grand Circle Nestabilities.  IF you have been on the fence about the machine and/or the larger dies--don't be--they are great for card makers too.  I use them all the time and the largest sized die is great for creating shaped cards like this.  The Grand Caliber is easy to use, cuts perfectly and you can cut a few things at once on it's large plate and embosses better than the Cuttlebug in my opinion (and I love, love my Cuttlebug, lol).  To create that fun enameled embellie I just used some PTI stamps and inked the edges and then put Diamond Glaze in the center (TWICE--but wait for 1st coat to dry before adding 2nd coat) to make it pop!  Fun and cheap ;)

Now make sure to head over to the 7 Kids Challenge Blog HERE to see the rest of the DT projects and how to join in on the fun!!  See ya back here tomorrow!


  1. Oooohhh wow this is absolute perfection. Just STUNNING
    A gorgeous card!

  2. Loved the video. As a mother of a 32 year old daughter,who is wonderful, I have to say, you both will survive. When she was a teenager, I,too,thought we wouldn't survive it. We all go through the teen years with our daughters in different ways, but with love, patience and a sense of humor(which you certainly have)everything will work out. It really is an interesting time.

  3. Thanks for sharing the video.I had no girls of my own, but shared my niece with my sister and it took both of
    I love the circle card and the image is so cute. Always inspired after seeing your cards. Love it!!

  4. very cute love the blues and the little image is just great for the little boys in our lives.

  5. Wow!! THis is sooooo adorable!!! : )

  6. I love Your card!!.... a real boyscard!!
    Hugs Sas

  7. What a darling image. I love it with your blues and browns. You make any image look great and this is no exception. It is a darling card.

  8. So beautiful Suzanne,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. WOW!!! Suzanne you did a super job with this card. I love your colors.
    You could enter it in Cards for Men challenge here I hope that link works they do ramdom but you could make top three. Never hurts to try.

  10. Reminds me of my daughter, ohhhhh so many years ago...she's now 35! And sometimesI feel as though time has stood still I did spend a great weekend in Atlanta this past weekend with that 35 year old wondeful young women! Thanks and happy & safe trip...again!

  11. What an adorable card, my grandson would love this!! You amaze me with what you accomplish, Suzanne, with all you have to do - you are Wonder Woman!!!

    As far as it goes with Alexa, it's simple, she's a teenager! It happens to all of us who had a teenage daughter....they have an abundance of hormones and emotions as well raging at this stage of the game. I remember going through that with my kids and it being a little more pronounced with my daughter than my sons. They, (the boys) argued more with each other, my daughter was more emotional and my shopper! The best part is they grow up and out of it....

  12. love the card.I have a nearly 16 year old girl so know were your coming from also have a nearly 19 year old boy so i know it gets better you just have to smile and grit your teeth! lol!!

    julie x

  13. totally gorgeous card Suzanne, love it!! As for the teen thing, I can sympthise as my son is the same. Can be so loving and a good wee soul sometimes and a horror the next. The joys!! Enjoy your trip x

  14. YEah!!!!!!!!!!
    How fun is this card. I cannot get over of the cardboard texture! Super duper!
    Smooch! Come back anytime! What a great time!

  15. Oh my gosh - I absolutely love the card. Such a cute image. Thank you for joining us over at Cards for Men.


  16. What a beautiful card. Very nice color. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men - Tussemaja

  17. In see you entered your card. I'm glad you did. It is an AWESOME card. Your coloring is stunning. I love to see your creations. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

  18. Absolutely fab card, Suzanne. Thanks so much for joining us over at Cards for Men and giving us some great publicity.

    Good luck in the challenge.

    Donna x


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

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