Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Handfuls of Hearts!

Happy Wednesday to you all!  I hope you had a brilliant weekend!  Feels like Tuesday to me hahaha since we kinda took Monday off to recover from Super Bowl festivities.  We (the Dean 4-pack) had a BLAST in Baltimore this past weekend.  Yes it was COLD and yes it did snow...however...we had fun nonetheless LOL!  We got in Saturday afternoon after dropping the doggies off at my parent's house.  Our hotel looked over the Inner Harbor in Baltimore which was nice, that way we could walk to everything we needed.  We headed to Phillips (a Maryland institution if you have no idea what I'm talkin about lol) and had dinner...well Riley had TWO dinners...2 lobsters that is LOL!  But it was a great dinner and then we headed back in the falling snow and watched a movie.  "Silver Linings Playbook" if you haven't seen it, oh my gosh its so good, I just loved it & it made us all laugh...crazies vs crazies ahahahaha.

On Sunday hubby & Riley got up early to stake out a table at our favorite Brew Pub/Ale House next to Camden Yards (where the Orioles play) because they wanted to see the hockey game.  Alexa and I did some shopping and then headed down for lunch.  We had a great table (6 tvs around us) and the Brew Pub is 2 was PACKED by 6 pm for the Super Bowl!  But it was a GREAT crowd, no one was obnoxious or stupid-drunk....just a whole LOT of RAVENS fans cheering the game.  Its so much fun to watch a game with other fans...whether you are the game, at a restaurant or at home...its just so much FUN!!  So we ate good food, I had a few tequila shots...yes I did...yes I rarely drink anything other than wine once in awhile.  But I do have tequila shots twice a birthday & New Year's..but this past New Year's I was I figured the Super Bowl was a good enough event for it.  So I lined up 4 for each time I "hoped" the Ravens scored touchdowns.  Welllll who knew they'd score 4 TDs before halftime LOL...but I was fine, I drank Coke and had sickies and no hangover for me.  Trust me at my age I KNOW what I can and cannot handle and I don't like to be sickie or out of control...course I never really did even when I was 22.  Now we all know after halftime the 49ers were coming back I guess I shoulda lined up 6 shots hmmm? LOL!  But the game ended with our RAVENS winning...everyone poured into the was CRAZY..and COLD!  But so worth was fun to see and it was a great experience for the kids to see how fans reacted in their hometown after a big Super Bowl win.  People in the streets, horns honking everywhere, people high-fiving & hugging, hanging out of was so much FUN!   When people started flashing and getting a little crazy we headed in our hotel and watched from our rooms LOL...I didn't want the kids to get hurt in the crush of people although it was mostly peaceful.  But what a fun ride that was....RAVENS WIN...maybe next year the Redskins will win hmmmm?  Well I'm praying anyway..just like always!  And Super Bowl is in NY next year...we may go me thinks..not to game but just to go up and stay and go to the festivities...FUN STUFF.  Well not according to my mom...its not her thing hahahaha...but its OUR kinda fun thing LOL!  So if you were rooting for the 49ers welllll...I'm sorry, but y'all played a GOOD game that is for was a nail-biter game.  And y'all have a young quarterback and next year you just never know.

So for now....we look forward to the Washington Nationals baseball starting..I'm not into the 1/2 Season Hockey ugh...don't start me LOL!   :)

Some pics from the weekend:


Handfuls of Hearts

This is probably my last Valentine Card for the week/month/year...hahaha..I think!  But isn't she a cutie could use her for so many other things other than Valentine's Day!  I didn't really make just a could be used for anyone you love, even a Birthday :)  This cutie is from the Magnolia Love Collection called "Love Is In Air".  I decided to create a fun easel card which I haven't done in can find directions for these anywhere and you can make any size and shape you like.  I used my SBs shape "Labels 1" (the jumbo sized dies) to create my card shape.  The papers are new called "Love Story" by Echo Park...omgosh it has the best patterns (animal prints whoohoo). 

Yes I colored her shirt to match the leopard print paper...its something I teach in my CMC Class 5 and fun to do!  I drew my leopard spots with my Copic multi-liner and then colored in with my C5/C3/C1..after that I colored in my shadows on my shirt as well.  Stickles on her socks, dress trim and on corners of image for lots of pretty sparkle.  I used the Memory Box die "Quinn Flourish" for the swirls, the corner pieces are from La La Land "Filigree Corner Die", and the border was done with a MS Border Punch.  I added a bit of tulle cuz I love tulle, and some layered flowers (animal print paper ones were done with a Nellie Snellen punch). 

Copics Used:  C9,C5,C3,C1 / RV17,RV14,RV13,RV11,RV10 / E11,E00,R20 / E59,E31,E50

Sentiment is from a PTI (Paper Trey Ink set) and I love it makes the card great for many occasions!

That's it from me!  I'll see you on Friday with a NEW RELEASE from SCACD..whoohoo!


  1. suzanne she is stunning! i love how you did the background around do you get it so soft? :) beautiful work xx

  2. What a beautiful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. WOW, that is HOT PINK, Hun. Love this card. Fabulous coloring and I love her dress. Just gorgeous, Suzanne. Fabulous design and love the pretty extras.
    I am elated that the RAVENS won!!! They deserve it and I was bitting my nails in the 4th quarter.
    So glad you had a great time during the game and safe travels home.
    Cathy Lee

  4. Hi Suzanne! Congrats on the Raven win!! It was an interesting game and except for Raven fans the most memorable part of the game will be the BIG BLACK OUT! My son told me that in an ESPN poll pre-game all west coast states were rooting for the 49ers with the BIG exception of WA state. Seahawk fans do NOT like the 49ers. heehee! As we're originally from the Seattle area we're big Seahawk fans. My nephew who has Seahawk season tickets almost sent a Raven jersey to my son here in AZ to wear during the Super Bowl! So we're hoping for Seahawks making it to the Super Bowl which would mean the Redskins wouldn't (GASP!) Sorry for the long rant.

    BTW, darling Valentine card. Love the pink and black color scheme and the Easel layout!

  5. Gorgeous coloring and design!

  6. Your card is so darn adorable, perfect colors for Valentine's Day. You do such a fantastic job with coloring and putting all the embellishments together, couldn't be more perfect!!!

    And, as I mentioned on the other post, Yay, Ravens!! It was such an exciting game to watch. Glad you all had such a good time, good family time. They will be good memories to keep. :)

  7. First congrats on the Ravens win. Good game though.

    Love the leopard print shirt to match the paper, cute idea. I wish I could get my folds/drapes/pleats to look as good as yours.

  8. This is so cute and your coloring is gorgeous! I love this paper and how you colored the shirt in leopard to match!

  9. Stunning card, love your beautiful design and papers.
    Hugs Renate

  10. Stunning as always. I love your work and creativity. The hot pink background sets of the soft coloring on Tilda beautifully :) You've made another winner !!


  11. Fantastic card and image.. Beautiful coloring..Loz

  12. she's so pretty, I love how you've coloured her clothes to match the papers, beautifully done Suzanne
    Hugs Julie P

  13. Definitely a cutie pie! I love the hot pink and black - just beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  14. This is a strikingly beautiful card! Your coloring is superlative and you are an inspiration!

  15. Gorgeous card! Love the color combo and design.


  16. WooHoo! Wonderful card! The bright pink and black with the blend of lighter pinks is sooooo cute! Your coloring of Tilda is beautiful! :) Nancee

  17. You have made an absolutely stunning card Suzanne! Love the fold and the design and colors are awesome! Your coloring on the image is fabulous - love the leopard pattern!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

  18. Hi Suzanne,
    first of all i must say congratulation to the super bowl winning,my heart beats for the
    49ers,but the ravens were simply clever to make the big points.
    Ok then we get in the next year in the cup:)
    Now to your card,it looks really fantastic,the colours are wonderful and your colouring is so beautiful.
    Many greetings from germany

  19. This is adorable Suzanne. I adore the colours and your layout is awesome. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am glad that I did. Have a good weekend.


  20. I love your color combo Suzanne and she is a cutie pie. :) The embellies are lovely too. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  21. Thanks for joining our Let Me Call You Sweetheart challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  22. Lovely Valentine Card in one of my favorite combo. Cool!!

  23. What a gorgeous easel card. Love the design with the vibrant colours and the use of swirls and flowers too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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

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