Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You’re a Star!!

Happy Wednesday everyone—how the heck are ya!?  I am doing pretty good and staying super busy getting ready for my trip to California to teach this weekend.  Hoping the weather is very nice for me Smile cuz you know I like it super sunny and warm.  This time I’m flying thru Denver instead of Chicago---so watch out Denver Airport hee hee---I spent a lot of time there too this year.  My last teaching trip of the year is to Bloomington, IL in November and then I’m done for the year.  I have had a blast this year traveling and meeting so many fun & awesome people but I have to say Suzanne is ready for a break that’s for sure.  Just some breathing time, I can finally unpack my suitcase---I have NOT fully unpacked my suitcase or packed it away since January of this year, LOL!  I’m going to add up all the miles I’ve done this year soon just for fun to see how far I’ve traveled—I’m sure it might be shocking LOL!  But I am blessed and so fortunate to have been able to do so this past year.  My first trip of the new year will be to CHA in Anaheim, CA and yep I will be teaching before the show again this year---I’ll have sign-ups at very soon.


-Want to come to a Copics class with me?  Visit to sign up for my last 2 locations of the year!

-CMC Copic Class 5 is up for pre-registration now HERE!  You can read the class description there—it is the largest of my online Copic classes and it is also my last one sadly but I jammed packed it with lots of fun stuff and some surprises that you won’t know about until it debuts Winking smile  But if you sign up now before Nov.5th you get a bit of a discount—class invites will be sent out after Nov.5th!!


Card Drive for Kids with Spina-Bifida

Join us for a Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida blog hop! Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together to host a hop where we will share with you cards we created for some very special kids! You can find more details on this special cause over at StampTV.

If you came from Theresa Momber’s awesome 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 and more information on the card drive.  Create a card and CHEER a child up that may need some extra sunshine in their lives!  If you do you will be entered to win so head over to StampTV to find out how to participate!


I was thrilled to create a card for such a fabulous cause and I chose to create my card for Tanner who is celebrating his 3rd birthday in December—you can read his story HERE!  I used an oldie but goodie—in fact this was one of the first Gina K sets I ever bought a few years ago.  This is cute seal is from “Jumping for Joy” illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  I used some papers from my scrap pile in all boy colors that were bright and happy and used a circus-star theme.  The border was done with a MS border punch and the stars are done with my SU star punches and then I topped them with some red buttons.  The Gina K lipstick-red cardstock was embossed with a CB embossing folder “Polka Dots” and then I added rhinestones to bling it up just a bit.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

365 Cards Challenge (color challenge--pp has the green lol)
Forever Friends Challenge (anything goes but w/ animals)
Stamptacular Sunday (anything goes)


And yep he got colored up with Copics (C grays) and then perched him on his fun circus stand (R24,R22,R20 & B37,B34,B32) and added stickles for some sparkle.  The seal got a thick coat of Crystal Lacquer to make him look nice & shiny!

I sure hope this brings little Tanner a smile when he opens it and maybe bring some rainbows into his day!  I also hope you all will make a card for one of these sweet children and cause someone to smile Smile

Now you need to head on over to 

to see what she's sharing with you today!


  1. Awww, Suzanne, this card is super, super cute!! Love the papers and circus elements, the sparkle on the little pedestal and of course the OUTstanding coloring on the seal, encore!! :)

  2. AWEsome Suzanne! Love your coloring as!

    Hope you had a frequent flyer plan going on! :D

  3. Wow! Suzanne, your coloring is amazing!!!

  4. I told you how much I loved this yesterday, right??? :-) Great choice of colors! He's a fun one to play with.

  5. Your cards is awesome!! and your coloring is fantastic!

  6. Love your card and your amazing coloring. Great thing to do for the kids. It is a nasty disease like most of them are that affects children. You are going to feel so good when you hear back from the children.

  7. Who wouldn't love this cute little seal? And the card is so colorful, bright and cheerful! Nice job!

  8. What an adorable card, and what a great cause.......

  9. Suzanne, your card is awesome! I love the circus theme and the seal is soooo cute!!

  10. Very cute card, Suzanne and for a great cause! I'm sure little Tanner will love it!

  11. This is fantstic your colouring always leaves me in awe xxxx

  12. Wonderfully bright and fun! Great coloring and use of textures. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

  13. Great colors and lovely card. Makes me so happy :)

    Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends on our fornight challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  14. What a great card. The seal is really cute and I love your layered stars


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

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