Thursday, November 17, 2011

Best Buds!

Happy Thursday to you!  I’m keeping my chitter-chatter to a minimum today (sorry-ha ha ha)!  I have a full day of work and then Riley’s band concert is this evening and JUST yesterday he tells me his dress shirt he wears to band concerts is too small LOL!  So I gotta run out and find a shirt for a TALL MAN apparently – hard to remember that my “baby” is a 6 ft growing boy—ack!  So another day of scattered thoughts, moments, accidents and so on for me.  I’m just praying for Dec 1st—once that arrives all my BIG work and deadlines will be complete and I can BREATHE just a bit LOL.  I’m not complaining in any way—I am so happy to do what I do and I do enjoy it BUT this girl is tired.  When I think about what I’ve done and where I’ve gone this year it makes me feel MORE tired LOL.  But after 11 months I need a few weeks of downtime, no deadlines, no major commitments and just time to enjoy my family and the holidays for a bit.  I know I’m not the only one feeling this – seems we start wrapping up the year and everyone is tired and looking forward to the holidays and the new year yes!?  But I do say that 2011 was a GREAT year in so many ways and I’m sad to see it come to an end for sure.  But I’m hopeful for another great year in 2012 and I’m not even gonna try to IMAGINE what crazy shenanigans I might get myself into next year, hee hee.  Never in my wildest imagination could I have ever dreamed of some of the crazy stuff, experiences and people (umm lil’ lady living large, drunk man, 7 ft cowboy) I’ve met this year, LOL, NEVER!  So I’m not even gonna try to think what could happen in 2012. What I do know is that I will have the opportunity to have fun doing something I love, meeting fabulous friends all over and seeing new places and laughing the whole way and ENJOYING each & every minute.  Life should be fun, fabulous, memorable and sunny each day and sometimes we get so consumed by the stress and bad stuff and forget about all the GOOD stuff (including me on occasions like now when I am super-stressed).  So I’m taking a deep breath, remembering all those special friends I have out there supporting me, my fabulous family that loves me and the fact that I am alive and well on this earth to enjoy the next day and I hope you can do the same!

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Me and Anary yesterday—she kidnapped me for a bit from my work to sit and enjoy lunch!  I just love her to bits—she is the sweetest!!

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Best Buds!
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Today I get to share a sneakie-peekie with you of some fabulously cute new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps that will be available for sale this Sunday.  Today I’m sharing a stamp by Cheryl Alger for Kraftin Kimmie—this is from the “Snips n Snails Collection” and its soooo cute!  I know a lot of us have boys in our lives and its sometimes hard to find cute images for them---so this is perfect to add to your collections! 

On Sunday there will be a fun blog hop and you will be able to BUY all these cutie-patooties for yourself (Merry Christmas to you early I say or my motto is "one for you, two for me" LOL)

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I broke out my unused (yikes) Basic Grey “Max & Whiskers” paper pad and I loved the colors of teal, oranges and browns—great for boys but bright too!  I used some Spellbinders dies (Pinking circles) and a MS border punch for texture.  The pinking circle got dots of Viva Décor Pearl Pen in copper and then 3 buttons tied off with twine.  He was colored with Copics and YES I added some stickles cuz no card of mine is complete without them LOL!  (yes I even sneak them on guys cards)

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So that’s it from me today! BUT make sure to hop over to the Kraftin Kimmie Store Blog to see all the details and goodies that are coming for this release—you won’t want to miss it!


33 comments:

  1. So gorgeous card Suzanne,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  2. WOW, he's so cute and your colouring is fantastic!!! Love the buttons and the zig zag behind the circle!
    Brigitte

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  3. Yes, I can understand you. Seems like everybody is thired too.

    I think its great that you look at it so cheerfull. You're right, we should be thankfull that we are healthy and able to have stress. That means that we're living for the whole 100 %.

    And I love your card: very nice for boys.

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  4. What a lovely card Suzanne. I have a penchant for my Viva Decor pens. Smiles.
    Love your colouring as ever - gorgeous papers (lol) they're perfect for this image.xx

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  5. Lovely card and your coloring always perfect!!!

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  6. Awesome design! The Basic Grey papers work really well with these images. I think I still have some too. lol

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  7. Great card Hun and it has been fun reading your stories of your travels can't wait for the next chapter or should I say saga in 2012 lol have a good break I can't wait to do class 5 when it starts hugs to you, you are nearly there then you can put up the 100 hundreds of Xmas trees in your house lol

    Hugs Wendy

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  8. Love your coloring on your adorable card! Great paper choice.

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  9. Very cute card Suzanne! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Suzanne, what a great card! Thank you so very much for sharing it with us!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! Perfect paper choice and the buttons are awesome- love the whole look of it:)

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  12. Wow Suzanne, I had heard how you had great coloring skills but this card takes the cake! Great work! Love your color and paper selection!

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  13. So right Suzanne.
    I am so happy for you, that you are enjoying everyday.
    I am starting my day with 1 min smile in my bed, that give me the sunny and happy start of the day.
    Have a great time.
    Hug's
    Renkata

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  14. Great card - Love the colors you chose!!!

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  15. Your card is precious! I WISH I could color that well!

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  16. totally adorable card Suzanne!!
    xoxo

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  17. So cute and I love the bright colors! Enjoy your upcoming break!

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  18. Hi Suzanne. I am glad to hear that you will be getting some well deserved down time soon. I am a busy person, but I can't even begin to think of all the time you spend on the road and doing what you do. You are truly a very gifted and very sweet person. I love hearing about your family and all. Can't wait to see the picutures of your Christmas trees this year. And the cats too. lol... Great card. I love how you used the Spellbinders behind your stamp. Cute way to make an adorable boy's card. Hope you have a great Friday. Hugs, Lisa G

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  19. Ahhh, such is life...LOL The boys never seem to stop growing! So happy you are visiting with Anary. What a GAL!
    Love your card...I happen to be Alpha in my canine household of 2 140 lb. Great Danes and DH is the happy fun loving chew toy...LOL This is the sweetest image and reminds me of him.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  20. As always, really enjoy your cards. This one is no exception.

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  21. I love the layout you used for your card Suzanne!!! Very cute!!

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  22. Adorable!!! And what a FUN & CUTE pic of you and Anary!!!

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  23. fabulous card design, love these new boy images, they are adorable

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  24. Another amazing card Suzanne! Will make a perfect child's card, so adorable! Love the color combination.

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  25. I really don't know how you do all that you do Suzanne! Great pic of you and Anary! And super cute card!

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

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