Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sunny Days Ahead!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Wow the weekend blew by so quickly and its Tuesday already geesh!  Hubby and I had a good weekend—he kidnapped me and took me to one of our fave places Alexandria, VA.  My mom-in-law came and stayed with the teens & animals while we were gone.  It was nice, restful and the weather was beautiful.  Hubby treated me to a shopping spree (yes I showed some restraint lol) which was nice especially since I’ve lost more weight so my pants were starting to sag a bit LOL.  We had some nice dinners, watched a movie in the room, had room service and walked along the waterfront to enjoy the fall weather.  Sometimes we all need a nice breather and it was a good one, so happy to be married to my hubby—he is the best!!

But back to real life huh?  So more work on Class 5—I’m almost done shooting videos but then the editing has to start.  I hope to finish taping all the videos by Wed and then start the editing process.  Then Friday I am off to Chicago to teach the last of my traveling classes for the year and then I will be done for the year.  After Nov 20th when all the CMC DVDs are sent out, Class 5 is done and release projects are completed I will be SLOOOOOWWWWINGGGG down for the next month and a half to enjoy the holiday season with my family.  I will still be posting on my blog but things will slow down which I am soo looking forward to LOL—I’ve got 13 Christmas trees to put up dontcha’ knowWinking smile


Isn’t that the cutest lil’ blinkie?  My friend Veronica made that for me, she’s awesome (also my blog creator and logo creator for CMC)—you can see her work HERE *and yes she’s for hire & you will love her*!  New dates/locations are up for my CMC Classes including Anaheim, CA (before CHA in Jan), Texas and Florida!  Soon to be announced will be WVirginia, Vancouver and Atlanta!

-PS—due to overwhelming “annoying” (ahem…lol) requests, I will scan my wedding picture in this week and share it with y’all.  Yes it was the early 90’s so my hair was large Winking smile

-The crafting community has lost a dear friend but gained a beautiful angel yesterday morning.  Katie Renz passed away yesterday from a courageous & long battle with stomach cancer—you can read her story here.  Also if you would like to send cards to her family you can get that info HERE and donations can be made HERE.  I know they appreciate any & all help.  She for one inspired me this year to realize that “the small” things are not such a big deal, showing grace under pressure and to love fiercely!


Sunny Days Ahead!!


Today I’m sharing a project with you that I finished up yesterday.  This is actually a SNEAKIE PEEKIE of what you can learn in Class 5 at the CMC Classroom---how to color COPPER!  I love to sit and figure out color combos with my Copics, I will sit for hours and play with colors---I will have pictures or the real objects in front of me and just play with my Copics.  So I have a lot of new stuff coming in Class 5 that I cannot wait to share with y’all.  But today I’m just sharing a picture of the copper pot we will do in there.

I'm entering this into the following fab challenges:

Heart Song Inspirations (anything goes)
Make It Monday (anything goes)
Corrosive Challenges (with a flourish)
Dream Valley Challenges (anything goes)


The image is a digi from Designed 2 Delight and this image is called “Pail of Flowers”.  I used 80% digi images for Class 5 which will make it easier for those who want to use the same images (which is not at all required) to get them quickly. The rest were done with rubber stamps by Lockhart, La La Land, Magnolia, SCACD and more.  All my papers are by Authentique “Blissful” – you can’t but help to be cheered just a bit with yellow and flowers huh?  I distressed all my papers with my fave Zutter Distress Machine and the cream cs was embossed with a CB folder.  The die leafy-scroll is from Cheery Lynn Designs, topped off with a Bow Easy bow and button.


Yes the image was colored with Copics but yikes can’t share the color combo just yet---you gotta take Class 5 to see how to do this Winking smile  I did add a coat of Diamond Glaze to the pot for even more glassy shine.  Each flower got some stickles and fun pearl centers for more bling/texture.


Wishing you all a beautiful & sunny day!  See ya later this week!


  1. Stunning/gorgeous card. I was wondering if you could help me, I am looking for an online class to help me do shading and blending with my promarkers. There doesn't seem to be any available, do you think your copic classes would help? I have almost the whole set so can't really start changing to copics, theres certainly more info out there on copics and wish I had bought them instead lol. Thank you. Kerry

  2. Beautiful sunny yellow Suzanne..so pretty and feminine..gorgeous card..love it.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  3. Beautiful card and colours Suzanne.. Maybe your Hubby should kidnap you more often.. Saw this on MIM.. Fayerose

  4. What a gorgeous card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

  6. Hi Suzanne, wanted to let you know that I am ANXIOUSLY waiting for Class 5 so keep editing LOL! Very very sad news about Katie, at least her pain is over. Just love the new blinkie, the only thing I would suggest is that the license plate should say GYPSY instead LOL!

    the PaperTemptress

  7. Lovely card, Suzanne. I am signing up for Class 5, my friend...So glad you and your DH got away together; Happy Anniversary.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Katie's family as well. She will be missed.
    Cathy Lee

  8. So beautiful Suzanne and the colouring is gorgeous xxxxx

  9. gorgeous card love the distressed papers thank you so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x

  10. Beautiful card, the shine off your copper pot is amazing! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges.

  11. Your hubby is the best!!
    I am so sorry to hear about Katie
    Gorgeous card

  12. The textures of your card are wonderfully coordinated and the shimmer of the copper is perfect! Always a pleasure to view your creativity! :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  13. Saw this on make it monday, what a beautiful card and such a lovely colour! x

  14. Hi Suzanne

    Your weekend away with hubby sounds like the perfect mini break.

    What a beautiful, bright, sunny card! That copper pot is just perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  15. Beautiful yellow card, I love the layout. Thanks for joining in with our use a digi challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Julie DT

  16. beautiful card. I'm looking so forward to spring again.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope you join us next week too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

  17. Stunning card! Your coloring, of course, is amazing! Fabulous layout and pretty papers too! This is definitely one cheerful, sunny creation! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "With a Flourish"! :)


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

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