Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Somethin’ About Those Boys!

Well helllooooo everyone!  Whew its been awhile huh…I told ya I was taking some time off LOL!  My family is super serious about keeping me away from my computer when we are away…I have to sneak it LOL…its BRUTAL.  And to TOP IT ALL OFF…I had NO flippin’ cell signal at the beach and the internet was slooooooow like dial up almost..yeah y’all remember dial up (Helloo….you’ve got mail that takes 50 mins to upload a picture) hahaha!  It was KILLING ME I tell ya…I’m so used to tweeting on Twitter, poppin’ in on Facebook, reading all my emails, texting my friends that I had some serious withdrawal people!  Hubby just kept laughing at me…he was like “you’ve got a serious problem when you are getting so angry cuz you can’t use your phone!”…but I WAS NOT HAPPY!  I even considered breaking my stupid AT&T contract and going on a shopping spree at Verizon but DANG IT I am holding out for the iPhone 5…I don’t want another 4 LOL…so I finally resigned myself to the fact that I couldn’t use my phone unless we went off island.  And a local dude told me one night at dinner that NO ONE on Hilton Head Island uses AT&T cuz there is no signal…dang it!  But by the middle of the week I got used to not checking in but for sure as soon as we left Monday morning I was all OVER my phone while James drove hee hee…he just rolled his eyes (something I’m VERY used to after 18 years together KWIM).  So there was definitely NO posting to my blog since uploading pictures was a no go…so I’m posting today for ya!

Did I have a good time on Hilton Head Island with my family though?  You betcha’ bum I surely did Smile  The weather was awesome, sunny & in the 80’s every day but one and I soaked it all up.  I could so be a beach bum..seriously…just sitting there with my bum in the sand every day, reading and enjoying the sun and water.  Yeah I might get bored after a bit, but I’d like to try…darn gotta start playing the lottery more…need to win the Mega-Lottery! Can’t win if we don’t play yes?  We didn’t do a whole lot…not like we usually do when we are there for 2 weeks in the summer…I think we were all needing a major break.  We didn’t even go shopping…GASP…I know I must’ve had a brain injury I tell ya!  So we did lots of beach days, some major challenges at the Putt-Putt courses (and arghh James came in first both times, but I did get 3 almost-hole-in-ones LOL).  We went to Tybee Island, GA one day to hang out and eat at the Crab Shack.  And yes we ATE A LOT OF ICE CREAM—Hilton Head Ice Cream….homemade…brownie cheesecake chunk is my fave…fresh made brownies in each scoop…omgosh its heaven on earth!  Thankfully we did a bit of bike riding to work it off, but I think I still got some chunks to work off in the next few weeks hahahaha!  But vacation is about sitting back, enjoying who you’re with and getting some R&R…and that WE DID!  We also went to see “21 Jump Street” (funny but violent) and “Mirror Mirror” (cute but not as funny as I woulda thought).  So yep I’m back home and working up a storm…lots to do as usual!

 I’ll leave you with a little Alexa-ism today (oh lordy she had a ton of them and she will KILL me for sharing…but hey I gotta do it).  We had the late evening news on one evening in our hotel room before we left for dinner….Alexa goes “Hey Mom, I didn’t know Martha Stewart did the news now?”….hahahaha…it was Diane Sawyer!  I told her she might be spending just a WEE bit too much time in my craft stuff LMBO…oyyy the poor girl!  We laughed for a long time over that one!

NewsBitz:

-I will be in San Jose, CA next weekend and I have a few spots left in my classes if you’d like to come! Its sure to be a good time and my darling daughter will be there, part of her 16th Bday present is a trip to San Francisco so we will be spending some time in the area (San Fran, Carmel and Monterey).  She’s super excited Smile  All details for classes including upcoming classes in CT, Baltimore, Montreal and Ontario Canada are up for registration at www.cmcroad.com

-The CMC BookEndz Wrap Up Chat is tonight at 7:45 pm EST to discuss the March book selection and announce the new April pick!  Its always fun…and the gals always bring their wine & chocolates..LOL..cyberlly of course, no worries!  All are welcome to come join in!

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Something About A Boy!


Today I’m sharing my DT project for the Magnolia-licious April Challenge!  Our hostess was the fabulously awesome Ruby Montes and she’s challenged us to create baby projects using all those new stamps from the newest collection “Princes & Princesses” (here at Magnolia-licious).  I created a fun boy’s gift with a card and a matching bib!  You can find all the details at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog on how to join in and see the rest of the DT’s magnificent projects!

I'm entering this into the following fun challenges:






Isn’t he a cutie?  This one is called “Edwin with Airplane” and he reminds me soooo much of my son when he was a toddler…he had plump lil cheeks and sweet curly brown hair (hey he was close to 10 lbs when born) and he LOVED anything with wheels or wings LOL!  Sigh…now he’s a size 14 shoe and 6’3…no more little in him..but he’ll always be my baby!  I used ALL scraps from my scrap pile…I’m always so proud of myself when I do that LOL!  I wanted to use fun, boyish, bold colors…with new baby girls you want all those pastels, but with boys you can go FAR out!  I used my SB Star dies and embossed some of them with different embossing folders then added buttons to top them off.  I used my Slice machine again (yay me…I’m on a roll I tell ya) for the B-O-Y letters and added a fun button to the center of my O.  The layout was from a challenge 2 weeks ago, but dang if I can remember (sorry ‘bout that…guess I’m getting old eh)!




I know…he’s so cute you could just squish him…well I could hahaha!  I colored this cutie with Copics and added a few stickles here & there (yes everyone’s gotta have a bit of sparkle).


I haven’t colored on fabric with my Copics in a long time!  If you want to try this I have some videos on YouTube that I did a few years ago (the main video is HERE, now remember its an old video LOL so its not like my newer ones so there could be dogs barking lol)…its really fun to do and YES you can shade on the fabric with them!  I use VersaCraft Ink which is what quilters use to stamp patterns on material…it works well with Copics and its washable and non-toxic!  I heat set my material first then stamp, color with Copics and then I heat set it again to set it.  I used another Magnolia stamp from the Bon Voyage collection called “Airplane”..this image goes so well with this lil’ Edwin stamp! I sewed (GASP I KNOW) some buttons and used my Viva Décor Pearl Pens to add some accents to the bib.  The “BOY” letters are from a PTI set.  Everything on the bib is washable and non-toxic so perfect for a lil’ baby…you can always snip off the buttons if you have a “gobbler” LOL!

Alrighty that’s it for me…hope you liked this project!  I’ll be back later this week with some blog hops for Gina K, SCACD and Magnolia-licious AND some pics of our vacay if you’re interested!  Have a great one!

28 comments:

  1. Not just 1 fabulous creation this time but two!! I LOVE the little Edwin stamp and the bib is too cute! I'll have to try and colour on fabric - didn't know my copics were that versatile! Glad you had a fab holiday with the family!

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  2. Glad to hear you had a great vacation in spite of being technologically deprived. Loved this little boy card, and didn't know you could use copics on fabrics. Will have to check out YouTube for your videos.

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  3. Wonderful bib and card! I cannot wait to take your class in May. I'm so excited. As for your vacation, I am glad you had a good time, despite the epic fail of your phone!!! LOL. My niece has lots of little comments that crack me up, too. She's 11. I just turned 40. The latest thing she asked her dad: "Daddy, when I am old enough to drive, will Aunt Gina be in a retirement home?" Good thing for that kid that I have a sense of humor!

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  5. Oh wow such a fabulous card and bib. Your colouring is so wonderful. Hugs Marja

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  6. I had NO IDEA I could use my copics on fabric - WOW - thanks so much for sharing - am off to find your tutorial :-)

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  7. Magnificent project Suzanne! Each and every detail on both items is so beautifully done! Love the sharp richness of the primary colors! Hugs...Barb <><

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  8. Oh my word!! how gorgeous is this sweet creation. I love those bright colours your layout papers and how you've created your sentiment. That bib is just to die for. He will be the best dressed baby on the block.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  9. Wow! Fabulous card and bib!!! : )

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  10. Suzanne, this is fabulous. Love the design. Perfect embellishments to accompany the gorgeous DP's. I am always struggling with boy cards--may have to case this one when I need to make one. Love the bright colours. Love it the card.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  11. How adorable. I am going to have to watch those utubes. I maybe needing some onsies soon - not for me. lol

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  12. This is so "dad gum" cute (is that how you spell that dang phrase?)...
    totally adorable.. SOOO glad you had a great time and SOOO glad you are back so we can see all your new creations...

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  13. I finally get to see this combo set close Suzanne. This set is SO ADORABLE.!!! Love the awesome coloring on the fabric and the Edwin card is awesome :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  14. Sounds like you had a grand relaxing time, Suzanne. I love your card. Edwin is so cute and I love all those awesome primary colors.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  15. Wow!! I love your card and bib. Both are so beautifully colored and decorated. I love your color scheme and everything about both of them.

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  16. Love the little boy card, stars are the perfect addition and the bright colours are gorgeous. Those little tshirts are darling, I've not tried fabric with a design before I might just give it a go
    Hugs julie P

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  17. LUV that little Edwin with his airplane!! You did such an adorabe job with your layout and coloring job love your PRs and the stars with buttons, such an adorable card and the little bib with the airplane and the buttons with the stars with the pearl pens colored made them so special.. luv everything about this whole set.. An adorable and bright and cheery set... You did a great job on them.
    Hugs, Jean

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  18. I can't wait to get this little guy!!! He totally reminds me of both of my boys too. I had a couple of 10 pound turkeys myself- hehe :) absolutely brilliant projects as always!

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  19. Wonderful boys cards , so bright ,and colourful . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  20. The card and the bibs are too stink in' cute, Suzanne! You're amazing. . . .!
    So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

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  21. OMG these are to die for! I love Edwin with his little airplane and that bib is the PERFECT accompliment. Great job!

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  22. This is adorable. So glad I saw you at Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 103)

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  23. Hey there Suzanne! What a completely adorable card! Your coloring is beyond stunning! And what fun papers and such a cool design! I love the stars too! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  24. LOVE the colors, papers and accents. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  25. Sounds like a wonderful holiday Suzanne. Although I hear you on the slow internet ... we had the same thing on our cruise last year - to the point that we won't be paying the extra $150 for it this time around!
    Adorable card

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  26. Fabulous card! So happy you joined us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

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  27. Love your project - thanks for joining in the masculine theme this week on Shopping our stash, Hazel, Guest Designer x

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  28. You are, indeed, the queen of Copics and this is stunning! I love the coloring on fabric, too-will have to try that !
    So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

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

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