Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How ‘Bout Some Sunnies!

Hello my friends & Happy Tuesday!  Are you happy today? I’m pretty happy LOL…I have a fairly easy week, no major deadlines…that NEVER happens but I have my own to-do list I gotta finish up.  Still watching the Washington Capitals duke it out for the Stanley Cup…I swear the games are gonna give me cardiac arrest.  If you are my neighbor you’d hear all of us in the Dean house yelling like NUTTO’s LOL…I was really screaming last night….gave myself a darn migraine Winking smile  And then there is The Voice…oyyyyy…that Christina Aguliera…what can I say…I’m just NOT a fan.  Couldn’t they have someone on there that is nicer, kinder, more covered-up than her?  But I do love me some Blake, Adam and crazy Cee Lo Green hee hee…but I was so sad to see Katrina go…I loved that gal’s voice!  I am behind by 8 episodes on Once Upon a Time…I will have to catch up on that soon…all the sports games have taken away from my regular TV viewing LOL.  We did hook up a tv out in the cabana so we can watch it out there while enjoying the patio…but I am not sure I will use it much…I like the quiet and relaxation that the patio brings KWIM.

I had a blast in Vegas!  Thank you ALL so much for all the birthday wishes..love you all!  I’ve decided that I like 38 and so I will remain 38 for at LEAST 5 more years ok? LOL!  My trip to Vegas started off less than pretty though…fasten your seatbelts and prepare for this ride my friends!  I was at the airport by 4:15 am and I am NOT a morning gal but I prefer early morning flights (no people, no lines, fresh pilots & planes ya feelin’ me).  So I’m pretty grumpy in the morning and if you don’t speak to me for a bit, you are better off.  So I get in line for security and I can get thru security pretty quickly….lord knows I have to go thru it a lot right..seriously I usually have no issues with security, I just go and do it!  Well I’ve been on some special medication/antibiotics and I take it with yogurt in the morning so it doesn’t make me sick…super important when I’m flying cross country.  I get thru security and of course they pick my bag up…oy…here we go! My flippin’ yogurt WAS .2 (that’s POINT 2) OUNCES OVER THE LIMIT….ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  I looked at that TSA woman and steam was comin’ thru my ears so I said (yep wait for it)….”Well then…give me the friggin yogurt and my spoon and I will eat the POINT 2 oz so I can bring it thru?  Does that work for you?”  She says “are you becoming belligerent with me?” “WHY YES, YES I AM and I’M ABOUT TO BLOW CUZ ITS 4:30 am and I have to HAVE my yogurt for my medicine and you are concerned about POINT 2 OUNCES? I THINK NOT!”  SERIOUSLY…I’m gonna blow up the damn plane with .2 ounces of Greek yogurt.  TSA START USING SOME FRIGGIN’ COMMON SENSE…for realzers!  So she looks at me and asks in a deadly calm voice and says “Should I ship it to your final destination?”…..OH MY GOD I almost snapped at that point and so I said “Ummm yeah why don’t you ship it on out to Vegas you dumb-a#$ and let’s see if its edible by the time I get there seeing that it’s a refrigerated item!?”  REALLY?  UGH these people are so annoying and I’m not usually so flip….well I am but I am usually able to hold it in better LOL…but I was MAD…hornet stinging MAD!  And you WOULD NOT BELIEVE what I've gotten thru security with on my person by accident....craft scissors, bottles of water, aerosol cans...that THEY MISSED mmmhmmm. So I just grabbed my bag and walked away before I got arrested and never made it to Vegas at all, no use arguing cuz they will always win KWIM.  So I figured I’d get a HUGE Coke and settle on in for a bit before my flight and let the pure sugar sink into my system so I had no more outbursts.  So I go to the only open kiosk at 4:30 am and get a large coke…walk all the way to my gate…sit down…settle in…and yep they gave me a DIET COKE…ewwwww…disgusting...I DO NOT nor WILL I drink diet...yuckers!  I just quietly got up and threw it away and sat my ass down and never said another word to anyone till I got on the plane..I figured I wouldn't press my luck KWIM...but geesh I just wanted a Coke...how hard is that...sniff sniff!

I’ll share some more stories this week but just have to tell you about my cabbie DJ Bob…my #1 travel tip is to always find a great cabbie, get his card and use him the whole time!  Well we found DJ Bob and he had a ROCKIN’ sound system in his cab hooked to his iPod and he took requests, we called him every night and he ferried us around all over the place!  We HAD THAT CAB ROCKIN’ everytime…it was so much fun!  And he shared cabbie stories (and pics) with us that I can never, ever repeat LOL….funny thing was…he was a retired NYC police officer ahhahahaha!  Too fun, only in Vegas my friends!

There is a slideshow below of some pics for you...my camera was left in my room most of the time so I don't have a ton of photos...sorry.  But I did meet up with a fellow paper-crafter whom I've known for a few years, Wynneth Happer from the UK.  She Facebooked me and let me know she was gonna be in Vegas at the same time as me and wanted to meet me in person and I happily agreed!  So we met up at Serendipity 3, had a lovely lunch and some awesome frozen hot chocolate (a must-have)!  So waving HI to you across the pond Wynnie....love ya!


-CMC Copic Classes----upcoming locations are Baltimore, MD / Montreal Canada / Connecticut!  I just put up registration for Chicago in July…so go forth and register if you wanna come party with me and some Copics LOL!  www.cmcroad.com

-Hold your horses…yes I am video-taping 2 NEW videos today for YouTube..I know its been awhile so don’t fall over LOL!  I hope to have them ready to go by Friday for y’all and YES they will be on coloring Winking smile

Slideshow of Pics:

Some Sunnies!

After having such a nice birthday celebration with my friends in Vegas and then with my family (YES my birthday dinner was MD Blue Crabs as always…my most favoritest food in the world…yummers) I wanted to share some sunniness with you all!  And how can you not smile when you see yellow and a darling image like this one from Saturated Canary!!  This card would be fabulous for the upcoming Mother's Day holiday in the US this Sunday...Happy Mom's Day Mom and all you other fabulous mothers!!!

I'm entering her into the following challenges:

This cutie is a digi from Saturated Canary called “Nevaeh”…she’s just a doll me thinks!  I used some beautiful papers from Prima called “Sun Kiss”..I adore the aqua and yellow combo and pretty sunflower prints which inspired this entire project!  The swirls are from the Silhouette Online store and I cut them easily with my Cameo…I have to say you know I’m a HUGE swirl/scroll fan for the past 2 years now and with my Cameo I have hundreds to choose from.  I’m like a kid in a darn candy store I tell ya hahahaha!  I inked the swirls a bit because I like them to have some dimension.  The butterfly is from a MS punch…I punched one out of yellow cs and then one out of aqua paper and layered them together and added some small rhinestones after inking the edges of the butterfly.  The huge sunflowers were from my stash, not sure who they were by originally LOL but I just knew they had to make it on the card!  I distressed all the papers with my Zutter Distress machine cuz me loves it!

She of course got colored with my Copics and yes there were a few lol:  YR24,Y15,Y11,Y000 / E11,E00,R20 / BG75,BG72,BG11,BG10 / E35,YR23,YR21,E50 / YG97,G99,YG03,G20 / C3,C1/ E25,E31,E50.  I added Stickles to her hair (in the lightest highlites so it looked as if the sun was sparkling on her) and the lace trim of her dress and some blades of grass.  Around the image I inked with my fave Inkssentials Blending Tool …hands down worth the money and I use it every day!

That’s all for me today..I hope you have a beautiful day…I’m on to go video tape some videos for y’all!  Hugz!


  1. Can't believe your yogurt story. People have gotten on with bombs in their underwear, but they hassle you over yogurt! Just another reason for me not to fly.
    Looking forward to your new videos.

  2. Such a cute card. Love the brightness of it too.

  3. Simply stunning Suzanne, wow that's three s's in a row :)S

    You were smart to walk away trust me! I was almost out the last security door when my phone rang, I answered it and the last security team told me to get off the phone...my husband was letting me know that his suitcase was lost. I tried to explain why I was on the phone and she screamed hang up the phone or I'll seize it! YIKES...I did and she still sent me through a pain in the Rumpelstiltskin secondary security check. Needless to say I wasn't impressed. They treat you like crap because they can.

  4. Beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Beautiful card, Suzanne! Looking forward to your class in Baltimore! I will be the one with the extra yogurt and cherry coke, by the way....lol

  6. BEAUTIFUL card...hooked on the swirls. Funniest story ever, glad you made it. I must say, after ALL the U S has been though I would rather that they bust your chops than have us worry that they are NOT doing what THEY were told. Seems stupid, but their rules are their rules...we don't always agree but at least we are safe!
    Lesson # 1...NEVER argue with them!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  7. Fabulous card and some outstanding colouring. Thank you for sharing your work and entertaining stories with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. Absolutely Stunning Card! I love the yellow & Sunshine!! Fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!! We look forward to having you come back soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  9. I am so holding my breath for the season finale of the Voice, can't wait to see who wins! Christina has mad talent, she does not need to expose her chest and throw attitude all over, I agree. Kind of puts me off too. Love this beautiful card, love your coloring and the coloring around the image, just makes it perfect.

  10. beautiful card, great colouring, saw it on MIM xx

  11. saw your card at MIM, it is stunning, love the scrolls x

  12. Wow!!! this is awesome. Gorgeous image/colours and layout. I spotted you on MIM this time. I am number 60.


  13. Such gorgeous, sunny colours - I still need to stock up on some of my blues (and a couple of golds..) you've made me need to get them a little sooner..lol...
    Truly superb.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  14. Suzanne,
    I just want to say "thank you". I was so grumpy when I came in this morning but when I ready your post I was laughing out loud. At your expense I'm sorry to say but still so funny about the yogurt. Awesome job on the card. You always do such an amazing job on hair. I'm practicing ;)

  15. Hi Susanne, Fabulous card. I love all the yellow and your coloring is superb. Thank you for playing along in our May Anything Goes / Fit to be Tied challenge on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  16. Where are my sunnies .Love this bright cheery card
    The image is awesome and beautifully coloured
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  17. Wow! Just Stunning! Your colouring of yellow is amazing. Happy Card!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us for Creative stamp Friend
    Nina x

  18. I love this sunny little girl and her lively swirls! Great card! Happy belated birthday!

  19. This is such a sunny and happy card, put a smile to my face! Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Art with No Boundaries! Hope we will see more of your creations!

  20. Adorable card Suzanne. Glad Vegas was good. The TSA agents take themselves way too seriously sometimes

  21. Woiw what a beautiful card and stunning colouring of the Saturated Canary imge - just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!

  22. Gorgeous card you made! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No boundaries! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  23. Wow this is stunning, love the bright yellow on your card. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Crafts this month and good luck. xxx

  24. Just seen your card on Crafty Boots - you so deserve that number 1 spot. This is gorgeous! I am not a yellow fan but I think I am converted after seeing this. Laura x


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

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