Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Puttin’ Fires Out!!

Hi there my friends!  Sorry for no post yesterday---I was having a “goober kinda” day and just kind unmotivated and non-creative feeling.  Just some stuff I had to deal with and trying to clear it all out.  I call ‘em goober days cuz’ when the kids were young and they were having a bad day or off day I would tell them they were having a “goober day” LOL.  That would usually make them laugh---in fact Riley asked me yesterday if I was having one hee hee and yep I was.  And the weather was a tad gloomy too which never helps---I’m a sunny day kinda gal Winking smile

But I have a TON of stuff to do and its homecoming week for Alexa.  She has spirit days this week and then a pep rally that I have to go to on Friday to see her cheer dance, then hubby and I have to be ticket takers along with some friends of us for the football game (pray to god for no rain lol).  Then Saturday is the actual homecoming dance so we’ve got nail & hair appts to get her to, I do her makeup and get her dressed and to the waterfall for pics with her friends.  She has a “date” this year—oh my LOL—he’s a friend although me and “her friends” agree he likes her more than a friend. She just cracks me up though cuz she DOES take after me A LOT which is a TAD scary!  So she tells him (after they agree to go to the dance together) that he SHOULD ASK HER TO THE DANCE in a VERY ORIGINAL WAY!!  So below is what he did for her yesterday---he put a question on her locker and then had a rose inside saying he was happy to be going with her.


Awww isn’t that sweet?  See, some guys still have it in them hee hee!  He’s a good kid so even if they don’t date, I’m glad he’ll be looking after her and they have a HUGE group of friends so they all go as a group too which is fun. They are all bringing a dish to a friend’s house to eat before and then onto the dance, then one of her friends is having everyone over afterwards for a bonfire!  Nope she still can’t officially date until she’s 16 so Mom & Dad will drop them off at the dance—bummer hee hee! Oh Well!  I’m just happy we have a dress we BOTH like, she got her shoes (too high in my opinion but apparently they all take them off to dance, who knew) and jewelry.  Now for her to decide on her hair—first she wanted it half up, now she wants it all up—OMG teens are soooo much fun I tell ya! LOL!  But they will have fun, hopefully everyone stays safe and that they come away with a lot of great memories.  And DUH of course I’ll share pics with y’all on Monday or on Facebook if you follow me on thereSmile


-Wanna take a Copic class with me?  I have classes next weekend in San Jose, CA and then in Chicago in November (Saturday is full but Sunday has spots open for Chicago)  These are the last classes of the year for me! Then I will start up again in the new year!

-My new Copic Videos (there are 3) are up on YouTube showing how I colored the Wee Stamps fairy from this post HERE!

Fairy #1 Folds -
Fairy #2 Wings -
Fairy #3 Hair -

-Swimming for Katie!!  From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer.  If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year.  Katie & I were on some of our very first DTs together years ago and she is super talented, married and has young kids of her own. She got the bad news about her incurable stomach cancer and has been fighting it as hard as she can since! Her first post about it is here.  The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.  You can read more about how to help, buy stamps or just donate for a chance to win some awesome prize HERE!!!!  Let’s help support one of our fellow crafters ok!!


Fire, Fire!!!


Ok,ok I hear ya! LOL—I get a ton of requests to create more boy/masculine cards and projects.  I have no problem with making them, they are always fun but I have tons more girly-girl stuff in my possession LOL!  But La La Land makes such cutie-pie boy images and they are sooooo much fun to color!  This is an older image called “Fireman Luka” and he’s just so cute!  I used all my son’s fave colors on this—he loved primary colors when he was little and he LOVED fire trucks too!  You can all the NEW La La Land stamps for pre-order right HERE!

I used some fun papers from my scrap pile on this (I'm trying my darndest to use them scraps up lol).  I embossed the goldish/yellow cs with a fun CB domino embossing folder.  I used some star punches from SU and then added a fun sentiment—perfect for a young birthday boy.  I distressed all the papers with my Zutter Distress Tool—love that darn machine!

I'm entering this cutie into the following challenges:

(use 3 shapes on card--mine are square, triangle & circle)
Heart Song Inspirations (die cuts or sponging)
Make It Monday (anything goes)


He got colored with Copics:  R29,R24,R22,R20 / YR24,YR23,Y15 / E11,E00 / B28,B24,B21 / E25,E31,E50.  I added some Diamond Glaze to his hat’s badge, eyes and the hose for some fun shine and sparkle.  The corners were done with triangles of Magic Mesh I cut out---just some fun boyish-texture.

Hope you enjoyed that today and I’ll see you back here soon!


  1. Love it suzanne its just so cute xxxx

  2. Wow! Great coloring of a super image. Thanks for all your tutorials they really help. I saw you on MIM and I have seen your work before too. It is all wonderful. NancyD

  3. All the angles in your card and then the rounded image is a great contrast to each other and I love it!
    Your coloring is so vivid and wonderful. Great job. :D

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  4. Adorable card, Suzanne! Don't worry about taking a day off -- we all have those "goober" days! How fun to see your daughter going to homecoming with a "date." She must be very excited, and how sweet of him to do the whole locker thing for her. Isn't it great to watch our kids growing up and doing really fun things? I enjoyed it so much when my son wa in high school and got to see him growing up as the years passed. He's in college now and it is just as much fun to see him becoming a grown up young man. Enjoy these years and fun events -- they fly by!

  5. Love those colors together. You did a stunning job the first thing I see when I look at the card is his eyes I love the way they turned out. So colorful.
    The kids sure grow up so fast. I hope the day is perfect for the homecoming. So everyone can have a super day.
    Hugz x

  6. awww that image is so sweet, fab card, thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles :)

  7. Sooooo glad I have the BOY in high school first! LOL I be she will be gorgeous!! And I'm SURE they will have a great time! LOVE that little fireman. Cute cute!!!

  8. You are in trouble if she's like you! Glad you found a dress & hope the others got returned.

  9. Your card is adorable. Love the coloring, image and layout. Thanks for joining us in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.

  10. What a super cute card, so colourful and great distressing :)

    Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

    Elaine xx

  11. Ohh!! He is so adorable!! And I love the colors you used in this card!
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Giò

  12. Super card. Your colouring is fab! I saw your link over at Make it Monday. xx

  13. We all have (and need) goober days. Great card

  14. Suzanne this is too darn cute. Love this little guy. Thanks for playing with us at HSI.


  15. What a cool male card! Fab colouring too. Thanks so much for playing with our Boys, Boys, Boys Challenge at Pollycraft. x

  16. Saw your card over at MIM. What an adorable image and wonderfull little boys card.

  17. What a super cute card, it's gorgeous!!

    Greetings Marja.

  18. Great to see you have your mojo back, and this card is so adorable, such a wonderful image, and great colouring.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  19. Such a great male card and your colouring is amazing!
    Thanks for playing along in our Boys, Boys, Boys challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

  20. Absolutely love the most darling card!! The image is just too cute and fab embellies! Thanks for sharing with us at HSI this week:)

  21. Hi Suzanne

    How are you?

    I absolutely love, love, LOVE this gorgeous boys card.

    Your colouring always knocks my socks off.

    Thank you for sharing this card with us over at Make It Monday last week (sorry it took me so log to get here to comment!).

    I am featuring you today over on my blog as my favourite pick for the week.

    Michelle :o)

  22. I saw that you were picked by one of the DT's on MIM and just had to comment on what a nice card this is. I love the colors and the coloring! Mimi

  23. I love it, So cute. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.
    Debbie HSI DT

  24. This is so cute Suzanne!! Lovely coloring and fun bright colors. Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly!


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

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