Monday, September 5, 2011

Butterfly Flowers!!

Happy Labor Day everyone or Happy Monday for those residing outside the US!!  It is a rainy and dreary day here in Virginia and we are supposed to have 8 DAYS OF RAIN—UGH!  Suzanne will be pulling her happy light out this week to sit under cuz’ that much dreariness will make Suzanne a NOT-HAPPY girl. ;) In fact hubby already pulled it out of the closet in preparation, LOL!  We had a great weekend though at my parents house eating homemade yumminess and just hanging out.  Last night me, Alexa and my mom went to see Blake Shelton & Chris Young in concert and it was FANTASTIC!  I really enjoyed it and Blake is even cuter in person <wink>!!  What I did NOT enjoy were the drunks that were hanging out in the aisles and falling, touching, pushing on me—YUCK!  Now if you know me, you know I lack a bit of a filter and if you RILE ME I will let loose—doesn’t happen often but when it does I will BLOW!  And BLOW I DID last night, I will not let men walk over me just because I'm a girl!!  I told one guy if he touched me again I was going to “Kick his ARSE” and the other guy kept falling on me and I pushed him and told him where he could go (use your imagination for that one cuz I won’t repeat lol).  Luckily a police officer was coming up and I made eye contact to tell him if he didn’t hurry I was going to punch someone so he came up and cleared them out.  Come On—we are all there to see a show, I did not pay to see DRUNKS acting stupid.  And why on earth do people come to concerts and drink 15 beers? I don’t understand it I guess cuz’ I don’t drink much myself but I do know that I DO NOT NEED AN alcoholic drink to enjoy a concert, a party or anything else.  Moderation people cuz when most of ‘em get drunk they are NOT funny, or cute – just obnoxious, sloppy & stinky!  UGH—that’s my rant for the day LOL!   And yes hubby just sighed and said he might've punched you or you could've gotten hurt but he knows it doesn't matter---I NEVER put up with bad behavior from anyone KWIM!!  But I will say the singing and the artists were fantastic and I would definitely see both of them again--awesome concert!!

Some pics for ya--my dumb camera battery DIED--ugh!!

Chris Young--he's a cutie too and awesome singer!

Yep that's MY Blake above--hotness!! LOL!


-New Challenge and prize is up at the CMC Challenge Group!  Everyone is welcome to join in!  Stop by to see the challenge and the DT’s beautiful projects---our sponsor is one of my faves “The Stamp Fairy”!!

-I have a new CMC Newsletter up for September as well – if you did not receive it by email you can access it always by going to the classroom at and clicking on the CMC NEWS tab!

-Also the new issue ofThrough the Craftroom Door” goes out this week---if you want to see what its all about go HERE!  Also check out the Challenge Blog HERE!

-My Copic class registration is up and ongoing at for this weekend in Delaware if you want to come I still have space!  Also Ohio, Chicago and I will have San Jose info up in the next day or so!  Yep I’m coming back to CA and I might do a class in San Diego as well while I’m there so stay tuned!!  I’d love to meet you and classes are always fun and very interactive!!
-Do you love embossing folders as much as I do? Then you MUST CHECK OUT these new ones by Couture Creations at SCACD—they are fabulous (and yep I’m ordering a few lol)


Butterfly Flowers!!


This card I did for the NEW Book we are reading in my cyber bookclub BookEndz –if you like to read and/or craft we’d love to see you over there!  The new book we are reading is called “Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and it is about the Victorian language they associated with each flower along with a beautiful show intertwined. A must read for sure!  So my card incorporates both flowers and the theme of life, redemption and positivity!

I’m entering this into the following challenges:

Make it Monday (anything goes)
Crafty Boot Challenges (anything goes)
Marianne Designs Divas (anything goes/their dies)
(do something u usually don’t—gasp no Copics for me lol)


I used just two colors of cream cardstock from PTI and added some pop with the teal.  The sentiment is from Verve and says “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly”—isn’t that beautiful!?  I embossed the sentiment in gold and then added gold Stickles to the small butterfly and large butterfly die cut.  The butterfly is a die cut from Marianne Designs—she has a few and they are just beautiful! I added some layered Primas in the center of the butterfly.  The center border is a MS Jumbo punch that I cut in half to make it wider and added ribbon strip down the center.  The sentiment was cut out with a SB’s Label Nest “Labels 16” and then I traced the inside of the die onto the cardstock with a Sharpie Gold Leaf pen—I also used it to trace the outside of the darker cream cardstock layer that was embossed.  A few Bella Baubles finish it all off---that embossing folder is Craft Concepts “Spring Flowers”.


Well I hope you enjoyed the post today and I will see you back here this week with lots of new stuff including a RELEASE for SCACD (Sylvia Zet) and some videos---yep I got some new videos for ya!


  1. What a beautiful card, i especially love the butterflies and the lovely sentiment! Thankyou for taking part in the very first craftyboots challenge! Amyx

  2. I love your card the colours are just lovely. Thanks for joining us for our frist challenge over at Crafty Boots Faye x

  3. Beautiful card. I'm with you about the concert. We went to a rodeo last month and the same thing happened. I finally told the guy I had no interest in hearing his swearing, and hearing what he was telling his buddies, that he wanted to do with everyone woman that walked past, nor did my 13 year old. He walked away humiliated and his friends apologized for his behavior. Why even bother to pay for tickets to an event when you're that drunk and won't even remember? Hope the rest of the concert was good for you.

  4. This is so beautiful, Suzanne! I saw your card at Make It Mondays and just have to see a bigger version of it! Wonderful work!

  5. I'm glad you got to see Blake Shelton concert, he is one of my favorites too!
    I would have probably done the same thing, I hate being around ignorant drunks...sorry, just the plain truth! I'm glad the authorities stepped in or you might be teaching jailbird how to color and stamp, tee hee hee :O) I love your flower butterfly card. Oh i love those butterflies, so delicate and pretty!
    Hugs! Leah Ann

  6. LOVE both Chris Young and Blake Shelton - they both do a great job of entertaining!!


    We will be seeing Sugarland in October - I'm such a country concert geek. LOL

  7. Glad you enjoyed the concert inspite of the idiot drunks. I watched Chris Young when he won Nashville Star & knew he was gonna make it big.
    And.......I am a HUGE Blake Shelton fan! He's so cute & so funny. Love him & so happy for him that life is treating him real good right now.
    Love your butterfly flower card. Purty!!!
    Huggies ~

  8. What a wonderful card! I just love your color combo! I found your blog via MIM.

  9. Hi Suzanne. What a pretty card. From the embossing to the beautiful butterfly and even your perfect bow. It's gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges.
    Jo xx

  10. hi Suzanne.Love the card colour and the embossing . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
    When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

  11. Hi me lovely talented friend, this is stunning, long time no speaky lol, hope your ok hun huggies and love june xxxx

  12. Ohlala, this is totally stunning! Beautiful colours, I love the butterfly and a wonderful sentiment.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week.
    Hugs, Nina.

  13. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges! xCBx

  14. Beautiful card Suzanne! And good for you for standing up for yourself. Personally after paying out good money for a concert ticket I wouldn't be spending any money on alcohol ... but I'm not a drinker either!

  15. Hi Suzanne!
    Gorgeous card (like always :) ), love it.
    That must have been awful, all these drunks falling on you and touching you, but i'm glad you could enjoy the concert.

    love, Debbie Meijer

    p.s.: in my country (Netherlands) we have had rain and cold weather since July(!) and just a few warm days. We don't even know what the sun looks like, LMBO!! And today we are expecting lots of rain (what's new) and lots of wind up to 8 bft. Pfff, i need sun, hahaha!

  16. Embrace the rain! What we would give for 8 days of rain! The retired teacher in me has no tolerance for bad behavior either. Just yesterday I was in the mall and I had the urge to go over to some kids who were running and have them practice walking in the mall. I even caught me self giving them the hand signal! LOL

  17. So soft and pretty. Such a lovely butterfly... the glitter looks so glam. And the ribbon and sentiment along with the flower are the sweetest.

    Saw your card on MIM.

    xxx Monica

  18. Wow, this is such a beauty. Love your embossed background and this sentiment.
    You made a good choise with this colorcombination. And the butterfly is awesome.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week.
    Hugs Marianne DT

  19. Wow this is so pretty! I LOVE the way you have glittered the butterfly and the whole layout is just perfect. I know what you mean about dink I am a T total as am allergic but the number of people that still try to get me to drink even though they know that is very annoying lol
    Thank you for joining in on our first challenge over at Marianne's Design Divas and good luck.


    Amy xx

  20. This is so pretty. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots! Zo x

  21. Hi Suzanne! I love your card. So glad you got to see Blake and Chris. I consider myself a drunk magnet. However, last night we went to see Blake and Chris. It was so much fun! No drunks and we stood at the stage through most of the show. :)

  22. Just a lovely card in every way...the butterfly is gorgeous and love the color combo of tan and turquoise blue. Saw your entry at MIM. TFS. xoxo

  23. Lovely design and butterfly, saw it on MIM.

  24. So beautiful card, just love butterflies and this one particular ;) Thanks for joining us at Marianne Design Divas and hope to see you again. Hugs Kattiz

  25. Wow! what a pretty card this is Suzanne, I love the way you've used that butterfly. A very striking colour combo too. Thank you so much for joining in with our first challenge over at Marianne's Design Divas. Good luck in the draw.

    Suzi DT MDD

  26. wow - this is soooooo elegant card !!!!! thank you for playing with us in craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  27. Your card is gorgeous!! I saw your creation on Make It Monday and wanted to stop by :)


  28. Stunning your card is absolutely stunning. So glad I came over MIM

  29. Hi

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots Challenge. What a pretty card, I just love it.


  30. Just gorgeous, I love that colour combo! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion!
    PS - I was super disappointed I couldn't make it when you taught in London, ON, any plans to come to Ottawa?


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

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