Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Want Some Quickies?!!

Happy 2012 my friends—may it be joyful, happy, blessed and wonderful for you all!!  And HEY HEY- get your minds outta the gutter, cuz I don’t mean “THAT” kind of quickies LOL--this is NOT that kinda site---I MEANT craft projects that can be done quickly I have posted below for you today!!  Wowweee you guys are starting the year off right huh? Bwahahaha---just kiddin’ ya!  I hope you all celebrated the New Year safely and in a fun way.  We spent the weekend in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor ringing in the New Year for 2 nights--it was cold but lots of fun. There is store in the harbor and it's called "Sugar" & I believe it was created for me...it is filled to the brim with sweet stuffs and yep I got a whole bag of sugary goodness while I was there LOL (can u say GIGANTIC Sweetarts & Spree...yummers)!  I was wound up that first night & so were the kids...hubby might have been a "wee" bit peeved at us LMBO! :)  The kids and I were up till 3 am cracking stupid jokes, taking weird pics of ourselves on IPhoto and just being ODD and giggling.  Hubby should be used to it by now but its ok...it was FUN & we did get him to laugh (and got some pics too)!  There is short video below the slideshow pics of the teens & me having fun with iPhoto on my Mac---yes we are in our jammies & being silly...our usual mode LOL!  The slideshow has some pics that we took with IPhoto--they NEVER fail to crack me up!!  (if you get my blog by subscription you must go to my blog to see pics at www.scrapbitz.blogspot.com)

The next nite we had dinner one night in Fell’s Point at a great local pizza joint and I couldn’t have felt any safer because we had about 50 cops and cadets in there with us—they were patrolling the harbor for New Year’s Eve!  The teens and I had the jukebox boppin’ with “Red Solo Cup”, Luke Bryan and some Eminem that I’m so SURE they appreciated LOL but we were singing & dancing (hubby assured me that they were not gonna sing along…but….AHA…a few did join in LOL…see I can get anyone to do a sing-a-long if the mood is right)!!  I have a slideshow with pics below for you if you’d like to see….LOL!  Then we basically froze (couldn’t feel my fingies or toesies at all) while we waited in the harbor for the fireworks….which were set to music and spectacular!!  However coming back to our hotel at 1 am to watch Dick Clark’s show I wasn’t sure if I was walking because my feet were completely numb and apparently I looked drunk even though I’d only had Cherry Coke with extra sugar…and some hot cocoa…I swear on the bible LOL!  We did see (or I saw…ewwwww…tried to shield the teens) a very large woman dump her clothes & streak down the street nekkid…yep nekkid like a jaybird….guess unlike us SHE was feeling hot…never know what you may see in the city ‘eh?  TRUST ME I HAVE NO PICS OF THAT LOL! No worries…my goal in life is to always HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS I CAN, no matter where I am and what I’m doing.  I’m hoping the kids are learning that lesson too…life’s too short to not smile, laugh & enjoy it and we had an AWESOME time in Baltimore (even the nekkid lady part hee hee)!

Then we had jammie day and spent it watching football and hanging out at home yesterday, I made a Mexican dinner and finished up with homemade Texas sheetcake brownies (ooohhhh so yummy indeed)!  Although I had a wonderful break, definitely recharged my mojo & batteries I am happy to be back on track and schedule.  And as much as I love my hubby and teens….I am THRILLED to have them back at work & school as I get NOTHING done when they are home…NOTHING I tell ya!!  So I’m working on projects this week and some other surprise stuff that I will reveal over the next month for ya too—lots of cool stuff!  Now to get my new craft room finalized and worked on and get geared up for CHA in a few weeks…yikes…cannot wait though!!

Slideshow of Pics:


That is my son giggling in the video & 
YES he sounds just like Anderson Cooper LOL


NewsBitz:

-Still a few more days to enter the CMC Holiday Challenge at the CMC Challenge Group --- everyone is welcome to enter & if you don’t have time to make a project you can donate to a fabulous charity to get entered instead.  A new Cricut Mini machine, Kindle and other craft goodies up for grabs!

-A New Group over at CMC has been created too and its called “We R Smash Bookin’, Scrappin’ & Journalin’”—anyone can join us—click HERE!  Its going to be a fun group to share ideas, projects, tips and some challenges to get us all going on our scrapbooks, smash books & journals.  No supplies needed other than those you want to use, so come join us for some fun!  I hope it gets me going on a few of my Smash Books & Journals I’ve been wanting to start this year!  Kick Off Party will be Jan. 9th at 7:45 pm EST at the CMC Classroom!

-If you will be at CHA in Anaheim in a few weeks…guess what…so will I!! LOL—I will be teaching Copic classes on Jan.28th if you are interested in learning how to color/shade/highlight with those Copics---all details at www.cmcroad.com … I’d love to see you and it will be LOTS OF FUN I promise!

-Winner of my Gina K Blog Candy from this post is…..KonaRose of “Welcome To My Periwinkle Corner”!  Congrats to you…please email me for details on how to claim your new stamp set!!

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Gina K “StampTV Kit” Release!!
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Today the Gina K DT is sharing projects all made with the NEW StampTV Kit “True Love” which includes a huge (fabulous) stamp set full of great images, papers & cardstock, ribbon & brads to create some fun projects.  I decided to limit myself to my scrap pile for my projects and create 2 cards that would be simple and easy to recreate if you wanted multiples of each.

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The first card I kept to all soft pinks and feminine papers and embellies.  I used the heart images from the set to create 2 overlapping hearts—then pierced the one heart and along the bottom of my embossed cardstock.  Some Stickles got on there too for some pretty bling.  Just some scrap papers, embossed pink cs and some ribbon finish this one off.

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The second card is done in darker tones of cream, black and soft aquas.  I stamped the cute typewriter image first and highlited it a bit with Copics then I embossed the whole card (cream cs) with my Swiss Dots CB embossing folder for some fun texture.  And yes the typewriter got a nice coat of Stickles to make it sparkly. I cut strips of patterned paper and adhered them to a piece of black cs & then added a few buttons to embellish.

These cards could be made easily & quickly for a set of notecards or Valentines.  There are so many images and sentiments in this set that the possibilities are endless!

Ok so continue on your hop today with the list below & leave comments along the way for a great chance to win!!


82 comments:

  1. Such beautiful cards. Love the use of strips of paper and the soft colors of the first card. Just lovely.

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  2. Oh how I love the first card... I love the layout and the color combo and the ribbon and ... just everything about it. TFS

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  3. These are fun and the new set is so versatile with applications for creating your own DP and great sentiments included.My favorite one is "pretty in pink".
    Happy belated New Year too.

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  4. What a beautiful design, Suzanne! Love the verticals.

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  5. These are so cute. Wonderful CAS cards. So simple yet so beautiful.:)

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  6. Very pretty cards, love the cute glittery typewriter!!

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  7. Very nice cards! Soft colors in the first one - like it.

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  8. Great cards! Like how the first and so soft and feminine. And like the colors on the second one.

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  9. love love your cards. the colors the quick and easy. wow can't wait to get my true love kit.

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  10. Great cards - I especially like the first one - so purdy

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  11. I really love the soft colors of the first card and I love the idea of using scraps, but nothing I do with them ever turns out as great as these two cards did.

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  12. Wow - what a great way to use up those little pieces that I can't bear to throw - Very inspirational! Thanks !

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  13. Love these cards and great way to use up scraps! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Happy New Year. A nice way to use up some of the paper pieces from other projects. Very clever. Hugz, Dottie

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  15. Wonderful card designs and looks like your family really had a blast for New Year's Eve. So happy for you.

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  16. Total enjoyment today with photo's, video's and gorgeous cards! Happy New Suzanne!

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  17. I really like the pastel card, Suzanne!

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  18. Sounds like you had a really fun weekend. You are right to enjoy every minute with your family. Love your Gina K cards, both the girlie and masculine.

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  19. Sounds like you had a great New Year's celebration! Good for you and your family!

    Thanks for the beatutiful card samples. Like the use of the scraps and that they would be easy to re-create.

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  20. Love both cards. Very pretty. I like the use of the strips. That will help clean out the old scrap drawer. :)

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  21. Very pretty..I love the soft colors.

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  22. The first card is so soft and pretty. I love both cards!

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  23. Luv the use of the multiple paper strips on the cards. Reminds of quilting :o)
    Happy New Year!

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  24. Wow, Suzanne. Both of your cards are just fantastic. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  25. Both the cards are fab and such simple efective designs and colors on both.

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  26. Ok, I am sulking now.... could I just have 1/2 thimbleful of you ladies' talent, 1/4 thimbleful, 1/8 thimbleful, 1/16 thimble...? Really, utterly, beautifully, gorgeous cards !!!

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  27. such cute stamps! and lovely use in your card.

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  28. Your first card is my favorite. I like your take on the patchwork look. Very pretty. Thanks

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  29. i love the CAS look and color combos of both cards.

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  30. Cute cards! Great stamp set and I like using the dot impression folder for my cards too!

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  31. Clean and simple is the way to go! Love the embossing.

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  32. Such beautiful cards, rellay love the second one, those colors are FABULOUS!

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  33. Love the soft colors - I would love a Valentine like either of these. Can my hubby contact you for a card?Heehee

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  34. Love the use of your scrap paper. 2 great cards.

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  35. Oh a couple of CAS cards for you!! WTG!

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  36. Very fun quick cards! Looks like your New Years celebration was a hoot!

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  37. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. They are both beautiful cards, but I especially like the sweet, feminine pink card. Lovely.

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  39. Gorgeous cards and I love reading your blog!

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  40. Great use of scrap paper. These card creations are beautiful!

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  41. This set is so versatile thanks for saring our lovely cards with us

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  42. Lovin' all those layers! I particularly love the pink with green strip . . . one of my favorite color combos.

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  43. Adorable projects, Suzanne. Love the colors and patterns.

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  44. Adore both of your cards. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I really like the second card you posted. And I got quite a smile from the 'silly' pics video.

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  46. What a neat idea to use scraps to embellish the cards! I love then both!

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  47. I am making cards tomorrow!!

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  48. I like your second card, but love the softness of the first!

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  49. Your use of scraps is fantastic! I love the pink shabby chic look. And the aqua card is really great.

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  50. Absolutely stunning! Fantastic use of the new stamp set.

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  51. I love the dotted embossing folder.

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  52. Very nice cards, nice colors and layers with the paper, cool effect.

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  53. I love the true love card. So pretty and feminine!

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  54. This is truly evidence that blog hops work! I have "liked" Gina K and Stamp TV on FB now..I had not yet heard of her stamps (I'm a newbie) but this set is wonderful!

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  55. Pretty cards!! Love the use of scraps to dress them up.

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  56. Suzanne, I love the softness of your first card. Loved the stickles on the typewriter on your second card.

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  57. Great "quickie" cards - thx for sharing

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  58. Awesome cards, Suzanne. Sounds like you and your family had a wonderful time in Baltimore. Happy New Year and I am so glad you're back to bloggin' cuz I so enjoy reading your posts. :)
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  59. Thanks for sharing these cute cards.

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  60. I love the femininity of the first card and the slightly masculine look of the second one! Very clever.

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  61. Lovely cards! What a great way to use up some scraps! Glad you and your lovely famiy had a fun New Year's!

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  62. Love love love your first card clean simple and beautiful. Hugs, Teresa

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  63. Terrific CAS layouts on both of your cards Suzanne, I like the touch of sparkle you added to the typewriter too!

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  64. The first card is my favorite! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  65. both are gorgeous cards! lovely colors and design

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  66. Beautiful card, great colors! I love the use of scraps! I am inspired...TFS!

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  67. Very feminine first card in pinks and pastels (beautiful!), and like the way you turned the typewriter card masculine. Very creative on both.

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  68. I totally am digging your designs! Great colors!

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  69. Great cards Suzanne. Awfully funny pics too!!!

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  70. Oh Suzanne, who thought that such a pretty face could look so dorky!
    Loving the simplicity of the cards and thanks for sharing a funny family moment. It is so nice to see there is another crazy family on this planet.

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

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