Monday, April 23, 2012

I'm a Traveler!!

Happy Monday my friends! I am on my way flying across country towards home today with my daughter and hopefully she's letting me sleep hahaha. We fly to Salt Lake City and then on home and should arrive around 11 pm EST...whew and the I have a FULL day of work to do and some errands to do on Tuesday for Alexa's birthday on Wednesday.  Then she is having a party in the backyard for her girl & guy friends...then the girls are sleeping over in our large tent outside. LOL! I'm making them all fun nightshirts using the Silhouette and heat-transfer vinyl...I'll share when I finish them up!  Never a slow or dull moment for me that is for sure!

We had a blast in California, it was a great time and we spent plenty of nice quality time together which was nice & I hope Alexa has a lot of fond memories of this trip.  She says "you're such a cool've taken me to Chicago and San Francisco all by yourself...most mom's don't do that" LOL.  Then she follows that up at dinner telling someone that most of her friends want her to hang out sometimes but she'd rather hang out with me her friends call her a dork LOL.  The teacher asked in her English class for everyone to write a paper on who they most admired...amazingly Alexa wrote about was lovely, probably one of the most touching things I've ever read.  So I guess in 16 looooong years I have been doing "something" right, yes?  Cuz as parents we never really know or feel like we are getting thru sometimes to our kids...especially teens KWIM!  So it was great to celebrate her 16th birthday with this trip...something I'll always remember!

Stories?  Oh yeah I got bunches but will save them for my next post.  Let's say some involve naked man parade on bikes, pot pipes, soupy fog, lost cars and more hee hee....WARNING: my hubby & mom may not want to read them hahahaha!  But it was all good and Alexa got to see some very "unique" things and a beautiful area to boot!

Gypsy Traveler

Today I am excited to be a guest designer for the new release for La La Land Crafts stamps!  I adore these cuties and I adore Irina and Eric (owners & artists) happy to have spent time with Irina this past weekend in California while I was there...she's such a sweetie!  I got to use "Traveler Marci" which is quite appropriate for me and my life...LOL...traveling gypsy that I am so I enjoyed using her.  You can see all the NEW RELEASES for La La Land HERE!  You know you're gonna want one...or two...or more hee hee!  

Make sure to hop over to the store blog HERE to see the line up of DT gals and guests and hop along, if you leave comments you will be entered to win a fun prize!!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

One Stitch At a Time (anything goes)
Paper Sundaes (cute)
Pile It On (sparkle/shine)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (layers)
Just Some Lines (flowers)

I used papers by LilyBee Designs "Buttercup" and I loved the color combo of aquas and yellows, so summery and pretty!  The swirls are from Marianne Designs dies and flowers are Primas, the sentiment is from PTI.

She got colored with Copics: BG74,BG72,BG11,BG10 / E11,E00,R20 / E25,E31,E50 / Y15,Y11,Y000.  And then I added a generous amount of stardust Stickles to her shirt, leggings, bow and luggage pockets for some blinged up fun!  Her eyes & purse got a coating of Diamond Glaze for shine.

That's it for me today...hopefully our journey home from Cali is smooth and I will be home and in my bed by midnight!  Have a great week!

To hop along & leave comments for a chance to win prizes...the hop list is below for you!!

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Kim Dellow:

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Ruby Montes:

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Suzanne Dean  (that's me..thanks!)

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Please check back here throughout the week for more inspiration! You’ll want to leave comments on all the DT and GDT posting projects this week to be eligible for the PRIZE drawings!!


  1. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. so so so sweet! LOVE your colouring on her.. she's just perfect!!
    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! :)

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous! And your coloring, as always, is impeccable! Love the colors together and the flourishes look beautiful!

  4. STUNNING! What a gorgeous summery feel ..... delightful colour combo and it makes me feel like I'm going on holidays too!

    So many beautiful elements .... sensational card!

    xoxox Carly

  5. Love, love, love it! What can I say, I just love your coloring. I feel like a fan club member hahaha, but seriously you and your classes have taught me so much! Thanks for being you!

  6. ELEGANT card ! i love it the colour combo too ...just beautiful


  7. Sounds like your daughter paid you the highest compliment!! Your card is super sweet today. I hope your travels eventually bring you to my community, would love to take a class from you!!!

  8. OMG! I love your card, great coloring, TFS

  9. Welcome back home even though you have to hit the ground running. :) Love hearing about all your adventures. Thanks for sharing.

  10. OMG! Love it
    Thanks for sharing

  11. Awesome card Suzanne. Sounds like you had a fun time in California. I'm glad you and Alexa got to go together especially for her 16th birthday, how special.

  12. Beautiful aqua and yellow combo! Your coloring just amazes me ~jeni :)

  13. Yep... she's a MUST HAVE ... along with a few others I've spied and KNOW I'm gonna throw in a cart!!! Love the colors you used and the papers are awesome as well!

  14. What a lovely card! Perfect for this time of year when many people are thinking about (short) or long trips. :) Hugs! xx

  15. What a fun card. Your such an artist. Love looking at your work. Thank you for sharing.

  16. I sooooo need that stamp, take care, Doreen x

  17. Gorgeous card Suzanne! Love your coloring!
    Glad you had a great trip!
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

  18. I always love your work and this is no exception. What a beautiful, happy card. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I really enjoyed your card today. It reminded me that I nicknamed my daughter Gypsy Rose because she has been all over the US going to colleges and working internships to obtain her PhD. At 31, she is now married and expecting their first child, and ready to settle down, but not locally. Yes, she's still working towards her PhD and almost there. I'm so proud of her and glad I did not discourage her although I worried about her every day. Traveling is a wonderful eye-opener.

  20. Gorgeous! Love the blue and yellow, image is adorable :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

  21. Suzanne, as always, your cards are simply stunning and I love the color combo!

  22. This is one of my Favorite in this New Release.. Which is saying a LOT.. I just Love her little hat and suitcase.


  23. Pretty colors! Wonderful card!

  24. This is just adorable! Love the colors, beautiful coloring, and the glitter accents are just perfect!! Thanks for joining our Sparkle and Shine Challenge at Pile it On this week!
    Heather :)

  25. Beautiful card Sizanne!!! Your coloring is always fantastic.

  26. i love these colors together, such a cute card...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  27. Absolutely gorgeous Suzanne, love everything about it! Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT

    hugs Marjo

  28. Beautiful. Love the colours.

  29. Great job Suzanne. Love the colors and the coloring of Marci.

  30. Gorgeous card, amazing colouring as always, love the added stardust stickles and colour combo. Happy Birthday to Alexa, such a memorable one for her! Take careX:)

  31. Lovely to hear that you and your daughter had a lovely time and made some special memories together. You are an amazing MOM. Looking forward to the stories to follow lol. Super card, love the colours,the bling, everything. Take care xx

  32. Hi Suzanne,
    Your card is gorgeous! I love the color combo and the coloring on the image is perfect.


  33. Hi Suzanne
    Love your amazing creation. I really like that image, great colouring. GREAT JOB!

  34. WOW i love your creation. so much talent - thank you for sharing with us all.

  35. Adore the colour combo, and the texture on her shirt is very cool. Love your card

  36. Darling card, Suzanne! Love those La La Land images and this one is definitely appropriate for you!! Love that color combo and, as always, the yummy patterns and embellishments that make your cards so outstanding.

    You are truly blessed to have a daughter that considers you the person she most admires! Best accolade you will ever receive.

  37. Absolutely stunning card. The image is coloured beautiflly.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes.


  38. Love the card, I can't wait to hear more about your trip.

  39. This card is perfect for you Suzanne. You are truly the world traveler and she represents you. Awesome job on the card. As always, your coloring is to die for.

  40. What a sweet image,just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  41. Gorgeous card, the colours are fresh and inviting x love it all x

  42. Hi, love how fresh your card feels.
    Traveler Marci make you want to grab your case, a friend and explore the world. Your colour and design is wonderful and inviting. well done.

  43. Traveller marci makes you want to grab a friend, your case and explore the world. I love the freshness of your card, the colours and design are so inviting.

  44. Hi Suzanne lovely card as always and love the sparkle, thank you for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    suzanne xx

  45. I love the colours you used...this card is gorgeous!

  46. Lovely card. thanks for sharing it during the hop!

  47. Wonderful cards.
    Thanks for sharing.

  48. Great Card ! Love your creativity :) Congrats on your DT spot, well deserved with this little beauty

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  49. Incredible coloring on this image, I just love all the sparkle. Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES this time!!

  50. Both the shades on this card goes along with each other,decent layout.

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

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