Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hey Snow Guy!!

Hi y’all—how you all doing this fine November Saturday!  Did you do anything special for 11-11-11? LOL!  Well Alexa and I road-tripped all the wayyyyy to Chicago yesterday (I’m teaching in Bloomington today) and woooowzzzeee what a trip it was.  First of all it was COLD, like windy, 35 degrees cold and snowing from Western Maryland thru West Viginia thru Pennsylvania and some of Ohio—brrrrr.  Me no likey the snow, blech and the wind about blew the car off the road (my baby the BMW convertible made the trip up LOL).  We stopped at a rest stop at Rocky Gap and I thought for sure we might tumble down the mountain top from the wind LOL.  Secondly, it is a looooooooooooooooong drive to Chicago my friends, yes indeed and my bum was very sore LOL!  We had my Ipod going the whole time though and we both sang the ENTIRE way and YES we did some car dancing too—to the delight of all passerbys and truckers hee hee.  You have to amuse yourself cuz the interstate highways are so boring and long and boring and Ohio and Indiana are nothing but flat cornfields I swear to goodness for 80% of the time.  And if you remember my trip to Ohio with Marti & the cornfields…well yeah…it brought back BAD memories LOL!  We did drive right by the Indy 500 race way in Indianapolis though which was cool. And yes Glinda the Garmin (otherwise known as the crack lady GPS) had a few episodes yesterday so we had Google Maps on my Iphone too just in case.  Then she got mad at us and she wouldn’t come on for over an hour (and yes she was charged & plugged in)—I swear she is very tempermental and DUMB..but shhhh don’t tell her cuz I gotta get home ok! Winking smile So we are driving thru Indiana and its flat and dark and lots of trucks and we are singing Luke Bryan songs (duh but of course lol) when a large DEAD animal is in the road—I have NO WHERE to go so I had to go over it.  It was larger than my car so I hope my car’s undercarriage is ok (I looked and it all seemed fine) and I screamed, Alexa screamed and we both said “Was that a bear?”.  I kid you not it looked like a dead bear w/o a head (yes I am laughing cuz this reminds me of my raccoon incident with Marti but oh so gross) and I’m still not sure what it was.  But EWWWW, we saw so many dead animals—it was like a bad episode of “Swamp People” I tell you. I told Alexa that our “game” going home would be to count dead animals and Walmarts—cuz no matter where you go there is ALWAYS a Walmart LOL!  And yes all my trips are fun and very eventful—if they weren’t I’d be bored and hey I would have nothing to talk about.  But do I sometimes yearnnnnn for boring---oh yeah LMBO!!

So I’m teaching all day today, Alexa is helping in the store and being good LOL.  Then tomorrow I’m taking her into the city for a bit of sight-seeing and then heading home cuz I’m a MEAN mom and she has to be in school on Monday morning.  So she and her silly Laughing out loud pillow-pet will be sleeping for a bit of the ride home since we won’t get home until about 3 am.  So if you are in the area, you may see us in the car bopping on by or being blown away somewhere down in the city LOL!

**Check out the HUGE Challenge Magnolia-licious is having at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog!  You won’t want to miss out on it!!




This is my second week this month as a Krafty Guest for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (which I loveeee)!  This week’s challenge is to create a “GUY/MASCULINE” project which I love to do but don’t do very often…hmmm…LOL!  So I used this new October release called “Winter Greetings” by Cheryl Alger for Kraftin Kimmie—isn’t he a cutie!?  Now make sure to go over to the STORE BLOG HERE for all the Challenge details and DT projects!!


So the papers I used are new from Simple Stories "25 Days of Christmas" and they rock for more vintage or male holiday projects (or any really)!  But I liked that they had more “guy” colors like green, tan and black which helped me out a bit.  The fun snowflake/scroll border is by Memory Box and I liked that it echoed the snowman’s branch arms.  The papers all got distressed a bit and the black cardstock was embossed with a CB (argyle) folder. A bow with button/twine topper finish it all off.


He got colored with Copics and I paper pieced his scarf a bit to match the houndstooth dp—just something fun and special for this cutie! (remember to shadow your paper piecing with your copics too).  His nose got some stickles and the snow is MS Snow Glitter (my fave for holiday/winter projects).


Ok I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I’ll see you back here next week!  Stay WARM!!!


  1. oh Suzanne this little snowman is precious. Love your little added paper piecing to him! Beautiful!
    stay warm....

  2. That's so great your daughter got to come along this time. Love the card!

  3. Your snowman is completely charming! But, I enjoyed the trip narrative just as much! We have a Glinda too, but her name is Mary Martha (we had a Martha before but she got stolen) Mary Martha gets snotty too, and I swear she has a superior tone when she says, "Recalculating..."
    Have a great time in Chicago and a safe trip home!

  4. sounds like you had a blast on your trip hun not if I would want to travel with I would be waiting for a zombie or two to jump out lol the card is gorg and great for a fella



  5. hi suzanne I love looking at your cards and I must say that you got me into copics.....couple of years ago we can to the usa and did road trip from Branson MO to Chicago but i must say we had no wind in chicago lol

  6. What a gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Fabulous mix of papers and layout to go with this adorable image!TFS

  8. Your snowman card is cute. I could have helped navigate you through Indianapolis-you need to take our phone numbers when you go:) And I guarantee there are no bears around here unless one escaped from the zoo! LOL

  9. I love the darker richer colours Suzanne this is gorgeous xxxxxxxxxx

  10. Wow what a stunning card!!!! the colors go so well together!!!! the design is fabulous!!!!!! Excellent work!!!!

  11. Stunner g/f! Love the snowman and colors!! Be safe in travels! I saw someone on FB call you and Alexa - Thelma and Louise - perfect fitting!!

  12. I love the warm feeling of this card. Simply adorable!

  13. I love this snowman. I love snowmen. Love what you did with the scarf and how it matches the rest of the card.

  14. Very nice card! I love the paper!

  15. Love the description of your drive to Chicago. Yep It gets cold up here. I am from Wisconsin. However I find it very peaceful to drive country roads and see the farms and corn fields.

  16. Hey Suzanne, you will not believe this...your her own blog now and I entered my first blog challenge (#103) at Kraftin'Kimmie Stamps and won. Yes siree, I did and I am dancin' on the ceiling right now. I won the same stamp you just used for this challenge and I must say your card is fantastic, as usual. Thought my teacher would like to know how her students are doing out in the real world, lol.


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

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