Friday, May 25, 2012

Here We Go….!!!

Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend to those in the US!  I was at my grandma’s in NY visiting for 2 days with Riley and am headed to Montreal today for the weekend.  Riley is still at my gram’s visiting and then I’ll come back Monday morning around 2 am and then leave for home at 4 am…phewwww.  Then I might be dead for 2 days and then get my act together by Wed/Thursday of next week…we are going to see Zac Brown Band next week so I GOTTA get it together right? LOL!  My grams will be 91 next month and she’s still going good….this bodes very BADLY for my hubby hahahahaha…he always wants ME to slow down and I say not until I’m dead.  Well my mom will be 70 and my grams is 91 and they STILL haven’t slowed down so I’ve got a lonnnnnng ways to go right? hee hee  And oh boy what a trip Riley and I had to NY.  My lovely GPS decided to take me a quicker way…a way I’ve never been before IN MY LIFE and I’ve been up to my grams many, many times so I was like what is going on.  WELL we went thru every small town between PA and NY…one lane roads, tractors, Indian reservations…you name it.  I told Riley I was taking him the “SCENIC ROUTE” LOL…and it was pretty and quicker but it unnerved me a bit since I’d never been that way.  And my car was needing gas…yeah right about the time I entered the National Allegheny Forest Park…no gas for miles and miles…I was starting to sweat bullets and NO cell phone reception.  It was like my GPS had talked to my hubby’s crack-smoking-GPS and decided to join in on the fun…TO TORTURE ME.  I mean really?  Why does this happen to me SOOOO much…I’m travel cursed I tell ya!  So please if you pray, pray I have NO major incidents crossing the border…I’m super nervous about it…and that I get to Montreal quickly & safely LOL!  And my French is very rusty so not sure how good I’ll be if I get lost ‘eh?

NewsBitz:

-I've got some upcoming CMC Copic classes around the country and in Canada....see all registration info at www.cmcroad.com if you are interested!  I'd love to see you and its always fun!

-a NEW CMC Copic class is coming soon.....hopefully will be ready by end of July...hmmm what ever could it be? LOL


NY Slideshow:


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Summer Kick-Off & Blog Hop!!

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Today my CMC Challenge DT is having a fun blog hop to kick off my CMC Summer Sale which starts today and then runs thru August 24th….all the CMC Classes are on sale (Copic, Pencils, Magnolia, Distress Inks) so go on over and check them out.  Also the new CMC Challenge starts later today (8 pm EST) which is to use any Pinks & Greens.  Our sponsor this challenge is the Saturated Canary and Krista has the most amazing collection of digi stamps…so go check them all out when you get a chance.  And yes, yes Suzanne did NOT follow the Challenge Guidelines…I didn’t use any green but I did use some pink LMBO---but I figure I’m the owner so I have some leniency right? 'Winking smile

So if you hop along with my wonderful DT today (I love these girls not only because they are super talented but because they are beautiful women, lovely, kind and fabulous to know) and leave comments…you will be entered to win some fun prizes (a free class at CMC and $20 Gift Certificates to online craft stores), so we hope you will hop along with us.  I’m the start of the Blog Hop today & the full hop list is on the front page of the CMC Site HERE if you get lost.

I'm entering it into the following fun challenges:




I used the beautiful Saturated Canary digi “Cerridwen” for my card today.  To me she had a woodsy-fairylike feel so I decided to color her in natural-woodland tones for a forestry feel.  I used some beautiful papers from Kaisercraft “Vintage Timeless” because I loved the browns and elegant patterns.  The leafy swirls were all cut from my Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment is from PTI and my butterflies were done with a MS punch and then I inked them with soft brown ink.  All my papers were distressed with my Zutter Distress machine


She was colored with Copics: E49,E29,E25,E31,E50 / E99,E97,E25,E49,YR20 / E11,E00,R20.  Then I added a few stickles to her hair…hey she’s a woodland creature so she sparkles a bit LOL.  The butterflies got some stickles too…they’re magical butterflies LOL.  And some diamond glaze on her eyes for shine.


Ok so I hope you continue the blog hop with my fabulously-talented DT today and see all their beautiful projects. 
Next on the hop is our Guest DT Gal Alyce Keegan…so go check out what she’s made today!!

83 comments:

  1. MARY RENEE KELLEYMay 25, 2012 at 6:13 AM

    I LOVE YOUR WORK

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  2. Wow, this is awesome, your coloring is fabulous, love the shiny feel, so beautiful.

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  3. Over the top card. Love the diamonds in the eyes. Hugs, Shelly R.

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  4. soooo pretty..love the sophisticated yet innocent look of your card.

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  5. I really like the brown dress. I hardly ever use browns for dresses, just don't think about it. This is great!

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  6. I really like the brown dress! I forget about using browns for clothing, but I need to take note and just do it!

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  7. Hi Suzanne - I know the way you probably went to NY, yes, very scenic,but it seems so much longer! Keep waiting for Jason to pop out from one of those trees LOL

    Your card is simply beautiful! The papers are gorgeous! And your coloring, well - it's I aspire to achieve!

    Good luck at the border - you'll be fine! And change those GPS settings :-)! Have a great weekend,
    Hugs, Cathi

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  8. Beautiful coloring. I admire you.

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  9. Suzanne. Awesome. Love it!!!!!
    Your work is just magnificent as are the SC images. The two of you go very well together :) Say hello to my family for me in Montreal.

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  10. Your card is gorgeous! I just love how you've coloured this cutie pie! And all the embelishments complete the card so well! Hugs, Ani

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  11. Wow, she is just beautiful. Hope u have a safe trip. Any plans on comimg to the Boston area? Have a great weekend

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  12. Good luck at the border! Your gram does not look anywhere near 91! As for your card, so pretty. I love the bling in her hair.

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  13. Congrats on your Summer Blog Hop! Your image fro Saturated Canary is super gorgeous. Your coloring reminds me every time I see it why I took your classes! thank you for your generous gift of time and dedication! We just love you!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  14. Congrats on your Summer Blog Hop! Your image fro Saturated Canary is super gorgeous. Your coloring reminds me every time I see it why I took your classes! thank you for your generous gift of time and dedication! We just love you!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  15. Look amazing Suzanne. Just such a fantastic colour combo.

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  16. Dont worry Suzanne we speak english too in Montréal!!!! Im part of the dt team of thé store you are heading but Im leaving for Aruba tonight so i Will miss your classes :( but have fun with all the girls!!!

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  17. Beautiful card ~ I'd love to try one of those images, but they look like they'd be difficult to color!
    Your grandma looks so young ~ definitely doesn't look 91!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. What a fantastic card! Your coloring is always perfect. Thanks for being an inspiration.

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  19. Gorgeous card, Suzanne! I love the colors you used to color her! Fantastic iamge and design! Have a good time in Canada!

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  20. sweetheart! You can color it with any color and it still looks out of this world!! Travel safe and happy memorial day to you too!

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  21. Congratulations on the Summer Blog Hop, all of the cards are fantastic. Your card is totally awesome love her in the browns and your die cuts are wonderful. Hope all is going well.
    Hugs

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  22. Well Boss lady you can color your image whatever color you wantXOXOX I love her:-) just beautiful as always you inspire me every day:-)
    Hugs
    michele

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  23. Suzanne, as always your card is fabulous, your coloring is amazing and your card is beautiful.

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  24. What a beautiful card, Suzanne! I always love your work! I do worry about you though. How long since you last downloaded updates for your GPS? Perhaps that's why you wind up using so many "interesting" routes to places? Please be careful. I'd miss you if you were lost somewhere "out there" for too long.

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  25. So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  26. What a stunning card...I so wish you'd come to my hometown!!

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  27. Suzanne, your work is always so inspiring to me.

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  28. Suzanne,
    What a funny story about your GPS - but, wait - all your travel-related stories are hilarious!! You need to write a book on travel!! The pics at your Gram's house are wonderful - and wow, she sure doesn't look 91! Your card, as always is beautiful and the coloring gorgeous! TFS

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  29. You coloring always awes me and seeing some of your newest cards in person, make me admire your wonderful skills even more.


    After seeing more and more of these adorable images, I bought my first four today! I've been admiring them for weeks and now that I'm going to be in you Level 5 class, it think they will be nice to have and you can help me master the gorgeous hair etc.!!

    Have a wonderful weekend and a safe trip!!

    Lis

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  30. Be safe in all your travels! I love the card and am really loving all the Saturated Canary images.

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  31. Woohoo! I actually made it through the entire blog hop...something I rarely manage to do. But, with all these adorable images and all the fantastic coloring...I was excited to see every card!!!

    Thanks again for a great weekend. I'm looking forward to Class 5 and whatever comes up next!!

    Hugs,
    Lis

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  32. Beautiful card Suzanne. I love the woodsy colors you chose. Great embellishments too. Have a nice trip.

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  33. What a gorgeous card to start the hop!! just stunning - you've made a beautiful image look completely wonderful ;)

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  34. Love the card, Suzanne--but I always do love your work!
    I just wanted to tell you that your grandma doesn't even look 91! Great genes in your family! :^)
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  35. Suzanne, your card is gorgeous. You are an awesome Copic artist.

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  36. Suzanne..I always enjoy looking at your work. I have never done a blog hop, your's is the first. I managed to check out every blog. Truly amazing stuff. Too excited...I have to run to my scrap room and practice some coloring. When I grow up I want to be just like you amazingly talented women!

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  37. Gorgeous card as usual Suzanne! You have such an amazing eye for colour.

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  38. Oooooh! Suzanne! I love the browns! Gorgeous!
    I also have a wonky GPS...lol. My friend and I were going to a Casino. I had never been to a Casino so we were giggly and nervous about going. I plugged in the name to my Gps and it took us to the Lutheran Church. I tried another route and it took us the long way around to the same Lutheran Church! Tooo funny.
    Good Luck at the border and have fun!
    Big Hugs!

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  39. Gorgeous as always!! I hope the rest of your trip is safe and uneventful. I am going to have to talk to you about that Cameo when you get back.

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  40. Once again you inspire me with your work and entertain me with your stories. Safe travels to you and may you never burn out! You are an inspiration!

    Love, love this card!

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  41. WOW WOW WOW! This is absolutely stunning Suzanne! Love it and hope your trip is going good!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  42. Stunning card, luv the vintage feel and the leaves.

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  43. Awww so pretty in the monochromatic colors; super. :)

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  44. this is so stunning, beautifully coloured x

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  45. what a wonderful creation, darling image and divine coloring; I have to make her mine, also

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  46. Loved your slide show! It is so fun to see family roots and "meet" loved ones! You card is stunning!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  47. Beautifully done, love your brown tones.

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  48. Beautiful card Suzanne! Love the brownish tones with that image too!

    Hugs,
    Iris

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  49. WOW, another wonderful, perfect card!!! I hope you will have fun in Montréal, I unfortunately couldn't make it :(
    Hugs, Brigitte

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  50. Just beautiful.... I WANT the CAMEO!!!!!

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  51. Gorgeous card Suzanne! I so enjoyed the classes last weekend, have been practicing some, and just ordered another 40 Copics for my collection. You've created another monster!

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  52. So gorgeous! I love that image and as usual you colored her beautifully. Love everything about this card!

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  53. Gorgeous card. I wish I had a 10th of your coloring talent!! Stacy H-W

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  54. Wow! I just discovered your blog and I'm very impressed with your fabulous job.
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    Loly Borda

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  55. Love your card Suzanne, it's absolutely gorgeous! And, the colors are so yummy.....

    The family photos are terrific too; your grandma looks like she's still so feisty. I love the lilac bush, how beautiful. Thanks for sharing those, they're so sweet. Have a safe trip to Montreal and back......

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  56. Beautiful card Suzanne!! Your Gram's lilac bush is beautiful. I have never seen one so full. She must really tend to it. I can almost smell the blooms. :)

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  57. it's wonderful, per usual :)
    sure not using green is allowed because you are the owner, lmbo....I don't own any green copics YET so my green would have been the leafy die cuts, lol :) would that have counted, LOL LOL

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  58. just finished the hop, just have to say AWESOME TALENT !!!! :) loved them all ty now to check out that sale lol

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  59. Beautiful card - love it xx

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  60. Awesome card! She is GORGEOUS!

    Hope you have a safe trip and enjoy the concert!

    I would love to see you near Bakersfield California:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  61. This is such a beautiful image. She looks great in neutrals, and you have done such a great job with her hair!

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  62. Suzanne, Your designs are always stunning. You are such a gifted artist! Beautiful card.
    vsturm@ec.rr.com

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  63. Outstanding love the coloring on your image.

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  64. What a stunning card Suzanne and your blog is full of them... wow , I have been using promarkers for some time but have just I am so glad I found you and so I am now following for inspiration advise from such a talented lady Hugs Elaine

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  65. Wow Suzanne!! This is absolutely stunning! I love your beautiful colouring and the layout is just gorgeous. I had so much fun being a guest designer this week :D Thanks! xx

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  66. Susan this image is breathtaking. Love the dress and the sparkles in her hair.

    Hugs
    Dana

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  67. Suzanne...my iPad likes to call you Susan. LOL. Correction to my post SUZANNE. :-)

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  68. very pretty card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma
    AllisonX

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  69. Oh gosh, this is just gorgeous Suzanne! Those leafy swirls are just perfect for her "woodland" feel! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Little Miss Muffet.

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  70. I love your card Suzanne. The image is colored so beautiful!
    This blog hop was so fun. It is so much fun being part of your CMC DT family!

    Jenn

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  71. Very pretty card!stunning colouring.

    Thank you for joining us at Ruby’s Rainbow for our *Things with wings* challenge

    Hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

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  72. Great card Suzanne, thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments, good luck, Pauline x

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  73. a stunning and wonderful card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  74. Lovely card especially with the accents too.

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  75. I love your card...the colors are great...

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  76. Your shading on the dress Suzanne is just soo amazing love it so much xx Suzanne xx

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  77. You've made such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
    Diane x

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  78. Love your card!!! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Challenge. Hope to see you for the next challenge!!

    ~DEANNE~

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

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