Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunny Fall Days!!

Happy Tuesday my friends!  It is finally sunny in Virginia after many rainy days here thank goodness.  The rain certainly greened things up which was nice but enough is enough, lets hope we don’t have any more rain for at LEAST a month LOL.  I had a great time in Delaware teaching and visiting with friends, it was fun and I miss my pal Anary already (sniff, sniff).  I hope you all had a good weekend as well.  We pretty much had a football day on Sunday---it was NFL Kick-Off day in the Dean household and it was FANTASTIC!  Yep my Redskins won—yayyyy and the Ravens beat the Steelers—yayyyyy!  And the Cowboys lost---yayyyyyy---it couldn’t be a better football day, LOL! (sorry if you are a fan of the teams that lost, hee hee but I GOTTA go there).  And this was all AFTER I took the family to Tyson’s mall for shopping (oh boy).  Alexa was looking for a homecoming dress and Riley had to get jeans.  The jeans issue was solved pretty quickly, HOWEVER the dress situation was tiresome LOL.  Alexa tried on quite a few but didn’t like ANY OF THEM, OMGoodness!  So we came home empty handed for her but I ordered 4 dresses off line HOPING that one of them she will like (please pray) as I don’t have too many weekend opportunities to take her shopping again.  She is SUPER PICKY—too poufy, too lacey, too showy, yucky color, yucky length---can you feel my PAIN here and yes I was in PAIN for real.  I am battling a terrible kidney infection so I was in HIGH PAIN for real along with the slow pain of teenage girl craziness pain KWIM!!?  But I grinded my teeth thru it all and then got home and crashed in front of the tv, LOL!  Football will always help me---I yell and scream at the tv and shout loudly, its like my version of a punching bag!  Good timesWinking smile


-I have new registrations up for my Copic Classes at www.cmcroad.com for San Jose, CA , Chicago, Texas and more!  So if you’d like to take a class with me and I’d love to see you gooooo check it out!!!

-Anyone going to the Southern Women's Craft Show/CHA Supershow in Charlotte, NC this week?  I will be there this Thursday thru Saturday so come see me.  I will be demo-ing Copics in Betty's Stamping & Scrapbooking Room booth (times TBD)!!


Gina K Sneak Peek & New Release Hop!!

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs September Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!

If you came from Sharon Harnist’s wonderful blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.
Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:


Today kicks off a fun week for the NEW Gina K Release for September—wahhoooo!  And these sets are once again fantastic, filled with creative and beautiful images to mix & match and create 100’s of new projects!  Today we are sharing some sneakie peekies of all the sets so make sure you hop along to see them all.

I got to use this fabulous set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger called “Holiday Basket”!  I love it because you can fill this BASKET UP with lots of loveliness including these beautiful sunflowers—which scream fall to me!  I stamped 4 of the sunflower images, colored with Copics and then cut them all out and popped them all over with dimensionals.  This way the basket is full of flowers and dimension.  The papers are by Gina K and the border was done with a new Jumbo MS punch.  A fun gingham ribbon double tied with my Bow Easy finishes it off.


The images were colored with Copics—E57,E25,E31,E50 / YR20,YR23,YR24,Y11,Y18 / G99,YG03,G20.  The fun texture on the inside of each sunflower is a product called “Elements Earth Textures” by Barbara Trombley for Art Institute Glitter.  They are all organic and natural and smell so yummy—I love all the variations but for this I mixed two called Cacao and Raisin.  Perfect for any kind of card but particularly holiday cards—I love fall and winter holidays and always associate “good smells” with them!

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek and hope you can join us at the Release Party tonight as well!
Now you need to hop on over to Tami Mayberry’s beautiful blog!!

See you back here tomorrow for the beginning of our three day Inspiration Blog Hop series for September!


  1. Morning Suzanne!
    I received my first order from Gina yesterday and I loved the beauty and the quality of them all!
    Suzanne, your Challenge at ACC is up, please check and post here at your blog. Thanks!
    xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil


  2. love these chunky centers so much! beautiful color choices, always love gingham with sunflowers! :)

  3. Just ....AWEsome Suzanne!! Of course, the coloring just blows me away!! :D

  4. The basket filled with flowers is just awesome!

  5. Your basket and flowers are absolutely gorgeous, Suzanne! Definitely brings us into the Fall!

  6. Lovely job on the basket!!!! That is a seller!

  7. Oh my gosh! Look what you did with those sunflowers...that is amazing!

  8. I love this card the colors are wonderful

  9. So beautiful Suzanne, great coloring of the basket & sunflowers, really has a WOW factor!

  10. I feel your pain with shopping and kidney infection. Yuck! I would rather have a root canal with pain meds than take my daughter shopping. Stunning card!

  11. I will be at the Southern Women's Show in Charlotte on Friday. Please give an update as to the times you will be there. Looking forward to meeting you Love the card!

  12. Such great stamps!! Thanks so much for your sharing your cute cards. Love the little mouse one especially!!

  13. Your card is BEAUTIFUL, Suzanne! Love Gina K stuff! :) Hope you are feeling MUCH better than you were over the weekend! Painful enough pleasing the teenagers without health issues too! BIG HUGS to you, my friend!

  14. I love all of your ideas. So creative.

  15. You have the best ideas for every release. Terrific work!

  16. Yippee! I signed up for San Jose! Both classes. Hugs,


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

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