Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How State-ly Are You??!!

Howdy my friends and Happy Tuesday to you!  I know, I know its been almost a week since I’ve posted—sorry LOL!  Between the holiday and a whole lotta work I just haven’t had time to make anything to post—I worked all holiday weekend on CMC Copic Class 5!  And GUESS WHAT?  Its finished---yayyy---break out the bubbly cuz I’m a happy girl!  Over 80+ hours on Class 5 and I hope those that take it have fun—I sure had fun creating the techniques and shooting it all.  If you are not familiar with my online classroom Color Me Creative – it is a fun classroom where you can join Copic classes with me anytime, they are done on your own time and you have access for a year!  So this is my last Copic class for the classroom of this size anyhow taught by me but there are other classes with great instructors on the site too!  The collage below gives you a hint of some of the fun the class offers!

Thanksgiving was good, great to spend time with family and watch some football.  We went to see “Tower Heist” this weekend with the teens and their friends and I have to say it appealed to my 5-yr old sense of humor LOL!  Hubby had one of sneak-freak-cleaning-attacks while I was working which is NEVER fun for anyone in the house.  He gets VERY grumpy as IF we asked him to organize and clean and then he decides to vacuum while I’m video-taping my class videos.  ummmmm….not working for me….and he has the nerve to get annoyed with ME?…yeah NO!  I love him to bits but he picks the MOST INOPPORTUNE times to clean I tell ya---vacuuming out the car when we have to leave to get somewhere, clearing out the pantry 1 hour before dinner guest arrive and yada yada (if you don’t believe me ask my mom as she’s witnessed the craziness) LOL!  I’m all appreciative of the help but pick a good time and lose the grumpiness---I’m not grumpy when I clean, well I think I’m not Winking smile  Arghhhh men I tell ya……


-Yep CMC Class 5 is up and ready to go, see all details at the CMC Classroom!

-My next CMC Copic classes on the road will be in Anaheim, CA and then Texas.  See all details at www.cmcroad.com (I will be in Vancouver, Montreal and more this spring so stay tuned)


Gina K Invitation Blog Hop – Sneak Peeks!!

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs November Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, you can start shopping at 7 PM (CST)!

If you came from my best pal Tina’s 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 starts off a round of fun blog hops for the new Gina K releases—yay!  So some of the DT is showcasing different stamp sets on their blogs today as sneaky peekies and then the next few days will be release peeks with blog candy, so don’t miss it!  I am using a set that I absolutely adore and love by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K called “Stately Flowers” which I think may be an ongoing sequel kind of set hmmmmmm…LOL!  I chose to use these beautiful California Poppies and colored them in the bold yellowish-orange of the state flower.  Amazingly I had new paper by Authentique that matched perfectly and even had poppies in it, LOL, love it when that happens.  A double bow tied with my Bow Easy, some pearls and fun little tag finish it off.

I'm also entering this into the following fab challenges:
Make It Monday (anything goes)
Crafty Boots (anything goes) 
OutLawz Challenge (greeting card/sentiment) 
The Ribbon Reel Challenge (ribbon/anything goes)


I tried very hard to get a good picture but its still hard to see—I masked the flower and stamped over it with the word “California” in soft aqua ink to create a background pattern.  I used Copic Colors YR18,YR15,YR12,Y35, YR00,YR20 and YG67,G20.  I added a few stickles in the center of the poppy for sparkle.


Ok hope you enjoyed my project and hope the brightness cheered you today Smile and I’ll see you back here tomorrow!  Now make sure to keep hopping to see more fabulous sneak peeks from my  DT-mates!!


  1. Fantastic card, Suzanne, I love the California overlay and yes, I noticed that print, how perfect! :)

  2. Wow you make those poppies look so real, just stunning :)

  3. It's such a beautiful card! The image is so beautiful and fits perfectly with the papers.

  4. So beautiful!! Love your card, Suzanne!!

  5. This new release is going to be fabulous. Love the poppies and your coloring is so wonderful.

  6. I love poppies and I think this will be my favorite stamp from the new release. Beautiful card.

  7. Hi Suzanne, so happy to see you back - missed you this past week. Lovely card. I sent you a loooong email 21 Nov, hope you got it. I realize you've been very busy. Look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work and happenings tomorrow. Take care, Engie South Africa xx

  8. Beautiful colored poppies and such wonderful papers you chose!

  9. HOLY SMOKES!!!! Your classes are paying off in a huge way! The color and coloring of this flower is OUTSTANDING!!

  10. Oh Suzanne, this card is a breathtaker. I love the layering and the background and the shading of the California Poppy, at least that is what we called them. The ribbon and pearls just touch it off. What an inspiration this card is. I love it, thank you for sharing it with us.
    Hugs Cathy K

  11. Beautiful card and I just love flowers so I am excited for this set.

  12. This is beautiful! Love the design and the colors. So glad I found you via MIM!

  13. This is just amazing. I love the California watermark effect, and the paper coordination is just lovely!

  14. OH wow...what a beautiful card.

  15. Beautiful! What a gorgeous image, and your colouring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  16. Gorgeous Suzanne! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning this week's fabulous prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  17. So beautiful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  18. they are totally gorgeous - I love this! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  19. Fab card, I love the colours you have used.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  20. This is so sweet my dear!! Love the colors and the sweet image!!

  21. Brilliant design, Suzanne - Luv that pale background "California" behind the poppies, which are also fantastically colored!

  22. Very pretty card, love your coloring and how you pair your colors/image with your papers!


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

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