Saturday, March 10, 2012

Gypsy Rose!!

Happy Weekend everyone!  Hope you are planning on having a great one!  We don’t have any big plans other than Riley’s band concert at noon today---it’s a festival grading competition so crossing fingers all goes well LOL!  I’m still recovering from being sick so my movements are fast nor are they good hahaha…so I won’t be doing too much other than getting some groceries and doing some crafting me thinks.  I am NOT good at being sick, I just hate it and there is nothing worse than having to lay in bed feeling like crud.  I did get some reading done and finished 2 books when I wasn’t dozing cuz’ I could barely hold my head up for 2 days.  I read Kristin Hannah’s “Home Front” which is a must-read, it was soooo good, made me blubber which then made my head ache worse…but it was worth it.  Hubby came in and saw me blubbering and thought I was crying from pain and asked if I needed to go to the ER LOL…ummm no me thinks not!  She is the author of one of my all-time fave books “WInter Garden”.  Then I read “Once Upon a Secret” by Mimi Alford…if you are a Kennedy family fanatic like me you will want to read this…very interesting.  Makes you think about the naivete of a 19 year old girl and the hold a powerful man can have on someone…very good read.  If you love to read then we’d love to have you join us at the BookEndz Group at the CMC Classroom.  Its open to everyone & you only need to love to read to join us…we have a fun chat/cyber party at the end of each month to chat about the book, give some prizes away and announce the next month’s book selelction!

Not only am I a book fanatic (yes I read 2-3 books a week, yes I know you are thinking when do I do that…late at nite when I should be sleeping) but I’m a music fanatic too.  Between Amazon & ITunes I seriously could go broke LOL!  So I’m loving the new Lionel Richie collaborations with country artists (so far with Blake Shelton, Shania Twain, & Billy Currington)..they are awesome.  And I’m going to see Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan (yeeeeehawwwww) on March 23rd…front row baby…so excited!  But I will always remain Tim McGraw’s #1 fan….always…love him….and his newest songs are no exception.  My fave of the batch is “Better Than I Used to Be”….omg….that song gives me chills…I love it!  So thought I’d share it all with you…cuz hey he’s hot…he can sing…and did I say he was HOT???????!!!
Winking smile

PS—sidenote…for those that saw the news about the flight attendant that went beserk on the American Airlines plane this past week…yeah I WAS NOT ON THE FLIGHT…THANK GOD…I promise I didn’t do it…but she woulda freaked the HELL outta me LOL.  Not sure what I’m tallking about….go see HERE!


-The CMC Classroom has it’s 2nd Annual Birthday Bash starting on March 19th! It will be a fun-filled week with games, challenges, awesome prizes and some party chats—you won’t want to miss a thing!!  So mark your calendars…all are welcome!

-SCACD has so many awesome NEW goodies I can’t even list them all but I’ll try a few LOL…all the NEW Spellbinders, NEW Luminarte products, 6x6 paper pads (yummo-licious) and Dylusions stencils.  Go check ‘em out!

Gypsy Girl!!

 Ok so I got to play with a new image yesterday…it’s a digi image by Saturated Canary called “Gypsy”. I was introduced to these at CHA in January and fell in love with their faces and much fun to COLOR!!! I bought her not only cuz she was cute but cuz she was called Gypsy---that’s my nickname.  My license plate says GYP-Z and my tattoo…yes I am getting a tiny one…calm yourselves one will ever see it but me, God, hubby & my doctors cuz its tiny & outta the way LOL—is a gypsy moth with GYPZY underneath. Its for me, celebrates a certain occasion and not for everyone to view KWIM. I always felt a bit like a gypsy, always ready to travel and move around, feel free, be myself…never settled for long…or I go beserk-o!!   I was still feeling ill so it took me a LONG time to color her but it was worth it…I have about 12 others that will find their way to my desk very soon as well! (hey I’m a crafter too, I have lots of everything, or think I need lots LOL)

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Challenge (Mom's Day or Special Lady)
Ditzy Crafty Mess Challenge (anything goes or buttons)
Prairie Fairy Fridays (distress it)
Hot Shot Craft Challenge (ribbon)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge (inspired by a song)...I have always LOVED "Gypsy" by Fleetwood Mac, its a classic and I can see my gypsy gal below singin' it!!
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge (paper--anything goes)
Divas By Design (fave things...mine is copics, distress & gypsies lol)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge (mom's day/special gal)
Make It Monday (anything goes)

I used these AWESOME new papers by MME Miss Caroline line “Dilly Dally (the whole darn line is a must have..yeah I have the whole darn line…want to join me…go HERE to buy)!!  I distressed all the edges with my Zutter Distress machine (cuz I wuv it), tied a bow with my Bow Easy and added a button to finish it off.  I KNOW, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, NO PUNCHES OR DIE CUTS USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS CARD….UNBELIEVABLE I KNOW…LOL!! But it does have a ton of layers and is thick & heavy as heck Winking smile The sentiment is from a PTI set—I thought it appropriate!

She got colored up with my Copics, yup she did!  I used lots on her:  BG04,BG01,BG0000 / Y15,Y11,Y000 / R29,R22,R20 / E11,E00 / C9,C5,C3,C1,C00 / E49,E25,E33,E31.  And of course I added some stickles to sparkle this gal up (and yes she has stickles-sparkly eyeshadow on too).  I just love her, she’s a fun one…sassy…I like it!!!

Have a great weekend---hope its fabulous---go have some fun!!


  1. Wow love the way you have used those gorgeous papers and the colouring is just as Wow ! Love it !

  2. Hi Suzanne ,
    fabulous card !!Great coloring !!
    Love the digi's
    to , i have also stamps from
    saturated canary so cute .

    The video i could'nt watch on here
    but i say it on you tube,because
    you did'nt uploud it for my
    country (Belgium) . Wow Tim is
    handsome ;) and love his voice
    great singer !!Now he have one
    more fan ;)

    Have a great weekend
    hope you feel better soon

    Hugs Jenny

  3. WOW! I love your colouring and the DP you used is awesome!

  4. WOW, she's fantastic and her hair is just amazing!!! Hugs, Brigitte

  5. Very Good design and the coloring is amazing Suzanne, Keep resting so you get stronger. Thanks for the book read, I will check it out. I love reading, right now reading the help it is a tear jerkier as well.


  6. Suzanne that was just awesome.
    Funny I bought her too!!! So glad you met up with Krista she has fabulous digis. I've been following her since she started. Now with her drawings and your coloring what more can an admirer ask????? Hope your doing better.
    Pamela (Florida)

  7. The colouring is stunning and I love all the layers.


  8. This card is stunning Suzanne.
    Thanks for joining us at HSC for our ribbon challenge

    hugs Sarah x

  9. Oh Suzanne- she is stunning. Love those images! You are simply amazing and we learn so much from you - What a great card design too with all the different dp's - so fits the image and the theme! Love it!

  10. What amazing coloring on this card. Oh My!! Have fun at the show - I love Jason Aldean!! I thought of you when I heard on the radio that Luke Bryan's tour bus caught on fire the other day! He's fine, but it must have been scary!

  11. Awesome colouring of beautiful image .Love the many layers . Thanks for sharing on Ditzy Craftymess Challenge Blog

  12. I hope you're feeling 100% really soon Suzanne. What a great card ... your colouring is beyond amazing

  13. Your coloring is always amazing but this one is a cut above the rest! Jaw-dropping stunning! I'd give it a 10....picture perfect!

  14. just stunning i love saturated canary images good luck in the ditzy challenge hugs sue x

  15. Your card is stunning...the image is coloured so beautifully, do love SC, Krista is so talented...thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  16. what a wonderful colour card,gypsey is a lovely image to use, Thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ and CRAFT this week, x carol

  17. WOW Suzanne this is gorgeous! Judy x

  18. Suzanne,

    You NAILED the highlights in gyspy girl's hair!!! She looks beautiful. Its hard to believe a stamped image can come to life like that when it is still black and white.


  19. love it,thanks for entering this week over at ditzy-craftymess x

  20. Gotta love the image and your coloring is gorgeous!
    marie XX

  21. Hey Suzanne
    We used to have a poodle named Gypsy. LOL
    May have to talk to Faith about you. Yes, Tim is a hottie and can really sing those songs!
    Your card is beyond awesome. "People" stamps are my fave and you certainly did this one justice.
    Thanks for playing with us ar Fairy Fun Friday.
    Hugs, from Texas
    Oh, by the way, I looked for you on that plane footage!!! :)

  22. Wouldn't I love to have that hair like Gypsy Rose' bet...fabulous! And as for your layers...WOW!

  23. Hi Suzanne

    Wow, that is a heck of a lot of layers but it looks amazing!! love the way the layers work with the patch work of her dress.

    Awesome colouring as always, the hair is just perfection.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make I Monday.

    Michelle :o)

  24. Such amazing colouring in such awesome colours!

  25. your colouring is always amazing, love this x

  26. I can't think of stamps after watching Tim!!!! He is gorgeous, and such a likeable guy to boot. Even though he and his father took forever to get together, he really reminds me of his Dad. For those of you who are to young to remember, Tug McGraw was an awesome baseball player and just as good looking. He played with the Phillies when they were just on fire and won the World Series. He was awesome. Boy am I dating myself !!!! Thanks for sharing this video.

  27. oh wow what a stunning card and image just love your colouring and thanks for joining us at Craft this week & Crafty Catz.

  28. Suzanne super thrilled that you joined in this weeks challenge with us, what can I say about your card, well firstly, my jaw is sore from hitting the ground with such a thud...your colouring always mezmerises me..thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  29. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes. Hugs Lisa xxx

  30. Wow, love that fabulous layout and your coloring is gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing with us at Prairie Fairy Fridays--hope to see you again soon


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

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