Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cute Stocking Stuffings!!

Happy Thursday to you all!  Whoooo-whhhheeee did you watch the CMA’s last night? (that is the Country Music Awards for those of you NOT in the know lol)—my fave night of the YEAR (well almost hee hee)!  I was ready in my chair, with my PF Changs and my laptop---laptop?  Yeah cuz I like to Facebook & Tweet during it of course…duh!  Me and some gals (hey Lisa, Bridget, Christine, Tori) were all over FACEBOOK last nite, LOL—good times!! The intro with Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams Jr got me chuckling—too funny and the Tim McGraw & Faith Barbies (still chucklin)!  BUT OMG DID YOU SEE LUKE BRYAN BRING da’ house DOWN—I was almost past the point of no return.  The cats and dogs evacuated the room cuz my HOUSE WAS ON FIRE I SWEAR—he lit it up!!!  Hubby was a good sport cuz he already knows I’m a NUT---we were screeching and shaking our thangggg in the DEAN house last night!!!  And that Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland can sing, how I do love her (if I went to the other side I would SO DATE her, LOL, no worries though)!  Alexa and I had a good ole’ time watching it (and yep the “boys” just rolled their eyes as I rewinded..paused…rewinded..umm was that Luke Bryan’s bum…umm look its Zac Brown Band…ooh ooh Tim McHottie in black hat…ohhhhh!!)  I just love country music and artists, down to earth, fun and just plain good singing! That was the best CMA’s I ever saw in a LONG time!!  EXCELLENT and yep I watched it 3 times already hee hee cuz I am like a woman obsessed!  And because I like to keep y’all up to date with good stuff’s (hee hee) I’m sharing a song that I am quite enjoying by a newer female country group.  One thing that is lacking in country music is girl groups—no one since the Dixie Chicks (sigh…come back Dixie Chicks..I luv uuuuuu) really have lit things up much.  But these gals from the group “Stealing Angels” are pretty darn good and they can harmonize too—so I’m sharing their song with you today that I am listening to right now Winking smile  Let me know if you like ‘em too—their song is on ITunes too!

Since we are talking about ITunes and how much money $$ it sucks from me (yep every Tuesday it sucks more from me cuz’ I’m a SUCKER) LOL!  Well Steve Jobs created ITunes along with all my other fave stuffs like my Iphone, Ipad, Ipod, Apple TV, and Mac Air Book (ummm yeah I’m a total Apple techno geek girl) let’s talk about his biography.  I got it the first day, downloaded on my Ipad of course and finished it in 3 days flat and I LOVED it, every line of it and I highlited it to death.  I am a closet techno geek dontcha’ know—yep a computer science major I am and I was the only girl in all the computer science, programming classes & computer bowls (challenges) and proud of it.  So this book appealed to me on so many levels—although my family is glad that I’m done with it so I will stop saying “did you know the Iphone has gorilla glass on it” and more LOL!  They got a bit sick of me but I don’t care of course---I always say that everyone should SHARE their passions, be vocal and show your love of something.  Just so happens that I’m PASSIONATE about a lot of things………………….LMBO…………..bad for them but GREAT for me Smile!! So if you like tech talk, inventions and Steve Jobs then read this book.  If not then read Karen White’s awesome 3rd in the trilogy “The Strangers on Montagu Street” (umm awesomely good) or Nora Roberts new trilogy “Next Always: Inn Boonsboro” which I personally love cuz I lived in Boonsboro and near Nora (its really good too)!

PS—now because a birdie (umm Lisa N) told me that Luke Bryan will be at an outdoor country festival in Eau Claire, WI next summer…WELL Suzanne will be teaching in WI that week ok LOL!  For sure and I’m gonna be at that Country Jam all 3 days too shakin’ my thang—and hey my family is from that area so I am just goin’ back to my roots…just saying! So if you live in WI I’m coming in JULY—whoooootttttttttttttt! (prepare yourselves)


Cute Stocking Stuffin’s!!


I know, I know this is just about the cutest stocking stuffer evah’ right?  Such a cutie patootie and from the NEW Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection at Magnolia-licious—her name is “Tucked Tilda” (she’s out of stock now but more are coming and the mini one is here).  I love using non-traditional colors for holiday projects—just a bit more fun and modern feeling.  And I gotta get to work on holiday projects cuz I ammmm behind (what else is new right) and not too many more days until Christmas YIKES!!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly (Christmas)
Top Tip Tuesday (anything Christmas)
There She Goes Challenge (Holiday Projects)
The Ribbon Reel (hot pink, turquoise & cream)


My papers are new by My Minds Eye (12 Days of Christmas) and I loved the fun patterns and colors.  I used one of my jumbo MS holly punches (shaded the leaves with SU ink) and added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.  The sentiment is from PTI and I blinged it up with rhinestones & pearls.


Yes this lil’ sweetie is colored with Copics—RV17,RV13,RV10 / BG18,BG13,BG11,BG10 / YG25,YG03,G20 /E11,E00,R20 / E35,YR23,YR20.  I put some Stickles on the fur trim of the stocking and the heel of the stocking.  She’s so darn cute!!


Make sure to check out all those cute new Sweet Christmas Dreams magnolia stamps at Magnolia-licious!  And don’t forget to join us for the November Magolia-licious Challenge too (great way to win some of these stamps), go here for deets!  See you on Friday!


  1. This is really beautiful Suzanne. Love these non-Christmassy colours. Where can one purchase this pad from? hugs Sharon

  2. Gorgeous card Suzanne, this colour combination is one of my favourites. Lyns xx

  3. What a fun night last night watching the CMAs! :) I watch it every year and this was the best show is a long time, LOVED it! Fabulous card too, I LOVE the nontraditional colors that you used. Gorgeous!
    Hugs, Christine
    PS Love that song by Stealing Angels!

  4. Hi,
    Yes,the CMA's were wonderful. I see what you mean about Luke Bryan!I'm in total agreement. Wow. Hope the Stealing Angels make it. There really hasn't been an all girl group in a long time. I would love to go Nashville for the big events someday. It is on my Bucket List.
    Have a great day.Love your Blog.

  5. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Such a lovely card!! She is so cute and I love the colours.

  7. Suzanne, your card is beautiful as all your cards are. I love the colors you used. I just ordered the Karen White book on your say so, since all the bookendz books of your choice have been awesome. I already have the Steve Jobs book, just not read it yet. Hope you are feeling great and yes, I also thought the CMA's were the best in a long time.

  8. This is so pretty Suzanne! I love these colors you used for Christmas. Beautiful coloring as always! :) hugs, Angela

  9. LOVE THE COLORS on this one dear!!!! And yes I was in front of the TV with all of my country friends!! LOL...........

    big hugs dear...Janiel

  10. Beautiful card Suzanne! Love the colours and your cute little stocking Tilda, Delightful!
    Hugs Julie P

  11. This is adorable. Love the colors. Beautiful design.

  12. OMGirlfriend...I can just see everyone getting FOOTLOOSE in the Dean are such a HOOT!!!
    Love Steve too. It is a crying shame he is gone but left his legacy for all of us to enjoy! I am a tech too and just love what he did for the communication future of our society.
    Gorgeous it to death. All those pretty pretty colors, Hun.
    Safe travels this weekend.
    Cathy Lee

  13. Darling stocking card, Suz! Love it!

    And I just finished watching the CMA show. OMGosh......I luv me some Luke boy. LOL And seeing Tim McGorgeous all in black........oh I felt a hot flash coming on. LOL

    Love my country! I was born & raised on country here in the south! LOL Yeah.....'southern' California. LOL People used to ask my mama if she was from the south & that's what she would tell them. LOL

    Happy Huggies to ya ~

  14. WOW Suzanne those boys of country music must have really got your mojo going last night......LOVE this card!!! The colors are so pretty and this little Tilda is adorable! You did just a fabulous job!
    I had a blast with you girls last night. So is it true that you are coming to Wisconsin in July???? I will be there....sounds like fun! I can not wait.

  15. OOh I love this so much it just takes cute to the limit its gorgeous, love the colour combo, different for christmas, yes I want this card lol xxxx

  16. Gorgeous card Suzanne!
    I love watching the CMA's too but could only watch the last hour or so :(
    I been waiting for you to come to WI so I'll be watching for the details on the class!

  17. The CMA's were a blast, weren't they? I LOVE this card. The happy colors that you used are a great choice!

  18. WOW, your card is wonderful.I love those bold colors. Your coloring is great too!

  19. Awe! This is gorgeous! :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

  20. Sounds like the CMAs were a lot of fun!! Great card!

  21. I agree, the CMA's were great!! So much talent....

    And, you are so funny, I don't know where you find the time for your blog, beautiful cards, teaching and reading a book in 3 days! You are so Wonder Woman, especially with all you have going on, you amaze me, Suzanne!!!


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

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