Friday, October 28, 2011

A Citified-Country Girl!!

A Howdy Hello and Happy Friday to you all!  Sorry I’ve been absent but I got back from San Francisco both jet-lagged and with a sinus infection.  So that meant I basically drugged myself every night with Nyquil to try and get cleared up for this weekend LOL—that meant no blog posts (well ones that made some sense anywho).  But I’m feeling better and happy to be off today at noon with my mom and Alexa to go see Luke Bryan in concert tonight.  FRONT ROW BABY—oh yeah—yep I’m wearing my big JUST IN CASE, cuz you never know when the drool might start LMBO!  I’m so excited that I’m just giddy I tell ya!  You can bet that I will have all kinds of pics to share with you of himWinking smile

San Jose was fabulous---waving hi to all the gals out there, thanks for making my time there so much fun & enjoyable.  I got to go to dinner with my friend Irina Blount of La La Land Stamps on Friday night---it was so warm we sat outside at the restaurant to enjoy dinner.  Always good to catch up with her.  And San Francisco was everything I thought it would be and I got to spend the day with my pal Patricia of The Paper Temptress.  I MADE IT TO THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (which I happily crossed off my bucket list)  I was so excited I was shaking, you have no idea what that meant to me.  To be able to travel and see so many things I thought I might not ever get to do or experience is HUGE to me and I am blessed and thankful for each experience.  I will ALL of my pics and YEP I have a few fun stories for ya on Sunday—it’s a release day so I don’t want to take up my whole post with my stories today hee hee (cuz it will be LONG)!  But I will leave you with a pic of the Bridge—there’s just something magical about it that I cannot convey but maybe the picture will.  Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


Lil’ Bit Citified!!


Today is RELEASE DAY for SCACD featuring Victoria Case—this new collection of fabulous ladies is called “Classic Retro Crew”!  These gals are fabulous, with lots of sass and flash—I just love ‘em!  And there is a 2nd new collection called “Street Views”—some great town and city stamps that are perfect used alone or paired up with other stamps!  The DT is celebrating with a super fun blog hop so make sure to hop along the DT blogs today to see all these stamps in action.  You can always stop by the store blog HERE if you get lost!!

**These stamps are available overseas at Quixotic Paperie as well**

I got to use these two called “Sass & Swagger” and “City Skyline” on my project today!  I love the CITY but I love the COUNTRY too---I am comfortable in either place but I could never just have one in my life.  I don’t think I could live full-time in the city but I sure like to spend time there—there is such a great energy in cities.  Its exciting, rushed and electric and I love that feeling. BUT it can become overwhelming and too much so I need a dose of the slow, laid-back country life too to balance it all out.  I’m like that in many aspects of my life—a good balance of both keeps Suzanne a happy girl LOL.


I knew I wanted to use lots of black in my project—it can be both modern and flashy when paired with bold colors, just like a city!  My papers are from Kaisercraft’s “Chapter One” series (15% off right now) and I loved the pops of bright green and aqua with the blacks, kinda cool & slick!  The black cardstock was embossed with a large CB embossing folder and the card base is silver cs for more sparkle.  The sentiment is an older one from Sweet Stamps that I embossed in white on the black cs.  A few rhinestones add a bit more bling to it all—it’s the city baby so lots of bling is always GOOD! LOL!  I loved the graphic feel of the blacks and pops of color of the papers that I didn’t add many embellishments—it would’ve taken away from the main images.

I'm entering this one into the following fun challenges:

Charisma Cards (anything goes)
Make It Monday Challenge (anything goes)
Simon Says Stamp (anything goes)


So both the city skyline and the chic “Sass n Swagger” gal got colored up with Copics.  I envisioned her in black leather pants and jacket (I want Santa to bring me a black leather jacket for Xmas….hear that hubby…errrr….Santa) with a sparkly bustier.  Perfect for a night out on the town in the city!!  Both got coats of Diamond Glaze as well to make them shiny (her eyes did too).  Some of the city buildings I coated in diamond glaze and stickles to really make them pop.  One of my favorite views of the NYC skyline is from Central Park West—there are some huge boulders near the lake and when you look above the trees you see the gorgeous buildings of the city.  Its such a great juxtaposition of city and nature in one view—just awesome and that’s what this image reminds me of.  For copics I used:  C9,C7,C5,C3,C1 / W7,W5,W3,W1 / BG72,BG11,BG10 / E11,E00,E25,E31,E50 / G99,YG67,YG95,YG91,YG03,G20.

Ok so now you need to continue on this fun hop today and your next stop is 

ANKI BARGMAN’s Fabulous Blog!!

Have a great weekend!


  1. WOW, I LOVE your card!!! Your colouring is perfect as usual and I love the colour combination of black, green and turquoise.

  2. Stunning card and excellent colouring :-) xx

  3. Wow, your card is gorgeous Suzanne, amazing colouring as ever!!

  4. Another fabulous card, Suzanne. Great having you out in the bay area.

  5. Gorgeously done! Love the city behind Sass and Swagger and the colors you used!!

  6. Love it Suzanne! Really love the way you made the buildings look lit up at night!

  7. Oh Suzanne this is absolutely fabulous! I just got back from being in Chicago for a few days and this so reminds me of the skyline at night! I am with to visit the city but also love to be back in my small town too! :) Hope you have a fabulous time at Luky Bryan! Drool some for me too!!!
    Luv & Hugs~ Kim

  8. Ooh, gorgeous, Suzanne! Love the colors you used and the coloring of both images! They look perfect together!

  9. What a gorgeous card. I just love your coloring. TFS.

  10. Gorgeous card and so cool to see the images combined!! Fabulous!

  11. Wow! Awesome card, Suzanne! You really captured the essence and energy of the city with these images paired with this super color combination!! I'm with you... love the energy of the city but love the laid back attitude of the country. Looking forward to hearing more about your CA trip and the Luke Bryan concert and pictures too!

  12. Wowser Suzanne this is amazing!!! your colouring is awesome as always, and that background is perfect, oooo I love this xxxxxxxx

  13. wowzzaaa Suzanne,
    She is gorgeous in this outfit, look a bit like you, :)

  14. Oh Suzanne, this is an absolutely awesome card! You never cease to amaze me when it comes to colouring and constructing a card. She looks like she rocks that city but I will bet she would fit in out in the country too. I grew up in the country and worked in Toronto and there is a lot to be said about both. You continue to inspire me, and I thank you for that. Your rock!

  15. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. Fabulous card Suzanne...wonderful colouring, just gorgeous,

    Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday'

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Great card I love the coloring. I follow you and saw this from you postings and glad you had a nice trip. I also saw this on Make it Monday.. Love your stories.

  18. Hi Suzanne

    Wow, sound like you had an awesome time!

    Wouldn't mind being at that concert with you either ;o).

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous, love this image!!

    Your colouring as always is just incredible.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  19. Hi Suzanne
    Just love this all to bits .love the background image as backdrop to one cool chic .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  20. Such a cool card Suzanne and amazing colouring!

  21. Fab card and image and your colouring is super. Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles and good luck.


  22. fabulous card, I love how you coloured her x

  23. Great card, love the colors!!

    Your pictures were great of the concert and San Francisco. As usual, the story was hilarious!! It must have taken a lot for you to speak up and give her "what for". How comical......yet, if you don't say anything and stick of for yourself, who will??? Way to go....

  24. What a great fun card :D I love how it makes a scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple frog and good luck.

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

  25. What a lovely card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx Ps lovely photos of San Francisco. Hope you are feeling better now


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

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