Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The 3 Holiday Amigas!

Happy Tuesday friends!  Hope those that celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful holiday weekend with their friends & family.  We had an early dinner at my parents with my sister & neice.  It was also my hubby’s 45th birthday on Thanksgiving so we celebrated that too!  Hubby and I then headed down to beautiful Charlottesville, VA for a few days ALONE to celebrate our belated wedding anniversary.  We love it down there, its such a cute historic town that sits at the foot of the Blue Ridge mtns.  If you’ve never been I encourage you to visit.  We stayed at the Boar’s Head Inn which we love…a nice room with its own porch on the lake, a beautiful inn to get away for some quiet time.  Charlottesville is also home to many US Presidential plantations…Monticello (Jefferson’s home), Montpelier (James Madison’s home) and Ashlawn (Adams home)—which are all worth a visit.  We went to Montpelier, we hadn’t been since it had a huge restoration and it was in the 70’s on Friday…perfect weather.  Other than that we didn’t have a schedule which was FABULOUS…we ate when we wanted, we shopped, watched football, nothing big.  We did watch that awesome REDSKINS WHOOPED DALLAS COWBOYS game…oh yeah baby yeehaw! LOL!  We took a nighttime carriage ride around the lake and ate at some wonderful restaurants.  If you go you MUST eat at the CandO in downtown..OMG soooo good…I never, ever clean my plate..I just don’t each much at a sitting KWIM.  And most portion sizes are sooo darn big these days…but I had lobster in chardonnay butter with mini maple pancakes for appetizer…TO DIE FOR and I ate it all.  Then for dinner I had Sea Bass in a yummy sauce with root veggie puree…so very good.  First time I’ve eaten everything in a long time and I didn’t get sick…most of you know I suffer from Crohn’s and I get sick from most food, most of the time ugh which is stressful and never much fun.  So the rest & downtime was much needed and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  I also got some Christmas shopping done..yay me..and I practice the art of “2 for you, 1 for me shopping” LMAO…its MORE fun that way Winking smile  But I hope to be finished with ALL my shopping by this weekend and all my Christmas decorations done by Monday…we hope to get our real trees this weekend if the weather cooperates.  My hope is to do 2 trees a day until all 12 are done…whoot!  Christmas candles will be burning and holiday music playing all month long now….let’s DECK THE HALLS…yay!

These are my working conditions MOST days…one of my 5 cats Tinkerbell loves to sit on my projects WHILE I’m working LOL.  She won’t go away and she head butts me regularly while I’m trying to color.  Seriously she’s cute BUT Annoying! Oy!

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-Get ready for the CMC Annual Holiday Bash starting Dec 7th!  You won’t want to miss it…a charity raffle for a NEW Silhouette Cameo, challenges & games each week and lots of fabulous prizes & sponsors.  Everyone is welcome…so mark your calendars ok?


The 3 Holiday Amigas!

Ok…so my whole downfall (hehehe) into cardmaking and the world of blogging and online stores….started with one itty-bitty stamp…long ago!  It was a Stamping Bella stamp given to me by a friend that started it…I must say I have oodles of the older stamps when they were much smaller LOL!  (there was also a Yahoo group back then called the Stamping Bellas, remember?) So I was delighted to see the new version of the “girls” and PROMPTLY got some for meself hahaha cuz’ I have NO self control!  But SCACD has them in stock <HERE> and they are 15% off thru Nov 30th…so if you want some…run..grab ‘em!!

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These cuties reminded me of a “FEW” of my own amigas LOL and I had so MUCH FUN coloring them..I enjoyed it so much!  This one is called “The Three Amigas” and they are 3 girls on the prowl for some holiday fun…I say yeehaw!  I got my color scheme from this beautiful paper from Authentique “Peaceful”..love the greens & blacks for the holidays.  I used a Memory Box die for my black-frilly-accents “Madera Corner”, the smaller corner was done with the La La Land “Filigree Corner Die” and the green snowflakes are from a MS punch.  The sentiment is from PTI and the rick-rack border is a PTI die as well.

The girlies got colored with Copics:  C9 thru C1, G99,G63,YG03,G20 / E25,E11,E00,E35,E31,YR20,E50 / R11,R22 / BG000 for background.  The holly berries I used Liquid Pearls on, Gold & Stardust Stickles around the image for lots of pretty sparkles.  Diamond Glaze on the glasses full of holiday yums LOL!  The swirls around the main image were done in green ink with a PTI stamp.

That’s it for me but I’ll be back this week with a super-fun-holiday project ok?!  Have a great week!


  1. Absolutely amazing, gorgeous colouring !

    hugs Astrid

  2. WOW this is totally GORGEOUS!!!! Love the image and your wonderful colouring! Hugs, Brigitte

  3. This is beautiful Suzanne. I love all your cards. Your coloring is so awesome. I've learned so much from you and still have a lot to learn but am practicing! Can't wait to see your 12 trees.

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and little get-away with hubby, Suzanne.
    Your card is beautiful. Fun image and lovely color combo. Your coloring is superb as always and love all the frilly die cuts.
    Cathy Lee

  5. What a yummie posting .Thanks for sharing all holiday titbits .
    Your card is awesome .Love the embellishing around stunning image and perfect colouring ..
    Thanks for sharing all on Make it Monday

  6. So gorgeous! Just love the color scheme and the die cuts! Xxx Ann Marie

  7. Gorgeous colors and die cuts! Love this card! xxxAnn Marie

  8. Beautiful card Suzanne. Love all the folds in their dresses.

  9. What a super card. Awesome colouring and I love your choice of accent colour too. Thanks for playing at Cupcake and Good Luck. X

  10. So it wasn't Bora Bora, but it wasn't too shabby either. DH and I love to travel too so we will definitely put this on our list, thanks for the photos.
    Your meal looked delicious and that hot chocolate was just over the top for sure. I am happy to see you enjoying some much needed down time, you work so hard...which brings me to your awesome card. I love these colours and this image is a "gotahave". :)S

  11. Beautiful card and the coloring is to die for!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.

  12. Stunning card, love how you have coloured the image and all the gorgeous details. WOW
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at creative stamp friends

  13. Wow this is stunning Thanks for joining us as Love to Create this week Good luck Sandra DT xx

  14. Beautiful card and coloring Suzanne.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy

  15. Oh my stinkin word, I remember these cutie pies! I still have mine and think of you when I see them! Love this new take on them! Your colors are fabulous and I just love the snowflakes and the swirls around the image. You are so great with anything you do, but this one, well, it holds a special place for me. Good memories and a fantastic card!

    Your trip sounds great and relaxing and glad you're back!



  16. Absolutely fabulous card, love the image and the colour palette you have used.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  17. Your weekend away sounds like a delightful respite from the holiday mayhem.

    Belated Anniversary wishes to you both and belated Birthday wishes to your husband.

    Your card is really wonderful. I love everything about it!

  18. Lovely card. So glad you could join the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week.

  19. stunning card, love the colour combo

  20. I love the image you used and the flourishes are gorgeous! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create!

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

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