Thursday, October 20, 2011

For the Cause!!

Happy Thursday friends!  EEEKKKK!  I leave at 6 am tomorrow morning for San Jose and I have soooooooo much to do today (per the usual lol).  My main work is all done but as always its laundry, packing and organizing supplies. I also had to trash a suitcase—yep too many miles on it and zippers are broke and it looks like its been thru WW3 LOL!  TSA is not very nice to luggage eh’—so I’m off to buy a hardcase suitcase today which I’m hoping is still on sale LOL!  We’ll see how long that one lasts, poor things!  And I’m flying Southwest so I will fly to Denver first and then onto San Jose and yep I have to rent a car.  I’m taking MY Garmin GPS this time so I’m hoping it doesn’t lead me up to Seattle or Canada in my travels this time LOL.  I already have that funny buzzy feeling that something is gonna happen (shhh I won’t go into how I think I’m slightly pyschic, yes I really do) but I’m PRAYIN’ its funny stuff not the BAD stuff KWIM.  I don’t want to be involved in any kind of newsworthy or tragic event---I’m only up for fun kind of stuff ok I say to the higher ups somewhere up there LOL.  Hubby likes to poo-poo my psychic abilities at times but even he has to admit that I am right on the money with my predictions 95% of the time!  YIKES—so stay tuned for all that!!  And yes Suzanne is setting up her mobile office in the airport in the morning and you can follow me on Facebook cuz I usually am there posting weird stuff and funny pics along the way!  Hey I gotta keep myself entertained at all times LOL!  So for those in CA, I’ll see y’all soon Smile  And you can come to a Copics class with me too---go to for all the locations and info!

Ok---I love, love music—you know this right? I spend so much at ITunes that it ain’t even funny--LOL!  Then YOU MUST listen to this beautiful new song by Christina Perri HERE.  Its haunting and beautiful!  I’ll share another fave with you tomorrow LOL!


Gina K Sneak Peek Blog Hop

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs October Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!
If you came from Sharon Harnist’s fabulous blog you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.
Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:


So today the Gina K DT is sharing some sneaky peeky samples of the NEW RELEASES which will be up for sale after the release party this evening!  I cannot be at the party this evening (boo hoo) because hopefully I will be in bed at a decent hour since I have to be at the airport at 4:15 am tomorrow morning (ugh—double ugh).  But I am happily sharing my project made with Theresa Momber’s AWESOME set for Gina K called “Strength & Hope”.  A portion of Theresa’s profits will go to Breast Cancer Research for the first month of sales---so go buy this set for sure.

I know for most of you, like myself know someone personally or thru a friend or co-worker that is battling breast cancer. I have quite a few DT sisters and friends going thru this battle right now.  So purchase this set, help out and do your part—we women will ALL benefit from more research.  One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes!  That means for every 8 of your friends or female relatives its possible that one of you will develop breast cancer---that is SCARY stuff!!  So please be proactive, do self-checks and visit your doctor regularly (and teach your teen daughter’s how to start this too---I am teaching my daughter to be proactive).


So I love, love this set Strength & Hope”—it is awesome in so many ways!  I chose to use both this awesome sentiment by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the fabulous butterfly that incorporates the cancer ribbon.  The sentiment was cut out using the fabulous die set from Spellbinders called “Twisted Metal Tags & Accents”. I love the shape and swirls—you know how I love my curly-q’s LOL!  The In the Navy cs from Gina K was embossed with a CB folder. I kept the color palette to just navy and cream with a touch of light pink on the ribbon for an elegant look.  The pearls were made with my Viva Décor Pearl Pen in Cream.


I stamped the butterfly in navy Memento ink and then colored the ribbon in Copic Color R20.  The whole butterfly got a thick coat of Stickles in Stardust and then while it was wet I sprinkled my fave Deco Art Glamour Dust on top for extra bling-i-ness!!  So I have a special friend that I will be sending this to next week, hopefully it will cheer them and keep them strong in their fight!

Ok now you need to hop on over to Tami Mayberry’s wonderful blog!!
See you tomorrow!


  1. beautiful card, Suzanne, I had not yet seen these dies, how gorgeous!

  2. Lovely card, Suzanne. I have to have this set of stamps.
    My friends that have battled or are battling BC have received a lot of cards from me and you are right they really help keep their spirits high.
    BTW...Denver airport is no where near as busy as Chicago. That's why I live here. Hope you have a chance to get a good view of the mountains with the snow we've had.
    Safe travels and Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

  3. Very pretty card. I look forward to meeting you on Sunday. Judi

  4. Hi,
    Loved your card. So elegant. Hope you have a safe and uneventful trip. Hopefully only funny stories to tell.
    Take care and be safe.

  5. Your card is stunning! Love the colors, sentiment, image, and die used! I'm sure your friend will treasure it.

  6. Very elegant card. BTW, a hard case suitcase I bought my son 18 years ago for graduation is still going strong...

  7. Colors and embossing are amazing!

  8. What a gorgeous card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. Great design, beautiful card!
    Have a great flight and look forward to fantastic weather.

  10. Hey Suzanne1 OOooooh! Love StampTV bloghop - especially when there's a Release Party soon! Love your navy cs - pretty color scheme! Thanks for sharing! See you tonight!

  11. Love the card! Like that you add a 3d Shape for the sentiment

  12. Such a potent message, beautiful card!

  13. Suzanne,
    Have a wonderful safe and fun trip, wish I could take one of your class's, your work is AWESOME.
    Lets see, Love the card, love the rich blue color, really like that stamp, wonderful sentiment.
    And thanks for the link to the song, that was so relaxing to listen to, enjoyed it immensely! Almost fell asleep :).

    Again, enjoy your trip. Look forward to your stories!

  14. Oh, Suzanne,
    This card is breathtaking, makes me stop and think of all the friends who have battled cancer, those friends who are no longer here. Time for my check up...
    Safe travels to you, my friend, and thank you for the beauteous card!


  15. Stunning card!!! Beautiful butterfly and fantastic sentiment!!

    Victoria Merrick

  16. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that song ~ it's so beautiful! Think I might have to pop on over to iTunes to get it! TFS!!!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous card, Suzanne! Love the quote!!

  18. Suzanne this is gorgeous and I havent seen these dies they are stunning xx

  19. So lovely! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  20. Suzanne, What can I say? Your cards are beautiful. I love the colouring on the Basket Addition card, especially the green basket!!

  21. Love the "Basket Additions" card. It is so decorative! Also, like the cards made with the "Strength and Hope" stamps.
    hdhall6002 at sbcglobal dot net

  22. Super elegante esta esta tarjeta, el color azul, le da un toque de elegancia.

  23. Very pretty card. Enjoy San Jose

  24. If your GPS lands you in Canada, that won't be so bad now will it?


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

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