Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Starlight, Starbright!!

Happy Wednesday to you all today!  Today my BFF Anary (owner/illustrator of Gilli Stamps) is coming to visit me for awhile—yay!  I love her and she only lives 3 hours away but we are both crazy busy so much that we don’t spend enuff time together LOL. But we do have conversations via texting everyday, all day until early morning hee hee---we will start a convo in the morning and chat all day when we can.  We are both busy so I know if she doesn’t answer me right away she will get back to me when she can and vice-versa.  One thing I love about what I do, the internet and blogging is I have made so many friends—great friends that I love, I know they have my back and I have theirs.  I’m so thankful for them all!  But I did warn her that my house is a tad messy at the moment—clean but disorganized in some areas LOL.  I hope to get it all sorted out and put away by the time Dec 1st rolls around as its driving me NUTS!!  I don’t do clutter and I’m moving my craftroom downstairs over the holidays—I won’t even go into what a JOB & a 1/2 that’s gonna be (anyone wanna come help me)!  But I need more space, more cabinets and a walk-in closet for my STUFF!  You know what I’m talking about right?  Here is my hubby (a man who doesn’t craft ok)—he says “why don’t you just put all your “extra stuff” in the back basement on shelves to clear out your room”.  Ummmm yeah NO!  He doesn’t understand that when I want a button, foil paper, or some twine I don’t want to run down two stories to get it---I want it in the room with me.  That’s like saying “well why don’t we put all your tools in the basement to clear out the garage”—duhhh cuz that’s not how you work!  I need my stuff nearby cuz’ I NEVER know what I might need to use day to day.  Geezzzz---Men I tell ya LOL!

Funny Travel Story for you that will give you a giggle and make my daughter grimace (hee hee)—When we arrived at our hotel Friday night in Chicago we wanted to order pizza.  I got in the shower and then was working—had my jammies on and my hair in a ponytail, no makeup.  Alexa got out of the shower and had her jammies and t-shirt on and wet hair.  Well they called up from the lobby that the pizza was there and we had to come get it—I was on a phone call so Alexa had to go (not very willingly I will say). She goes down in her jammie pants, t-shirt, wet hair and socks LOL!  She comes back up banging on the door and her face bright red. Apparently a visiting high school football team was staying at the hotel and they were down in the lobby and some of them got on the elevator with her.  She was MORTIFIED but I had to laugh—it was too funny.  I told her not to worry she would never see them again but it made a good story LOL!

Color Me Creative Classroom NEWS: 

-Class 5 will be done by Nov.29th—I had to move the date back by 4 days and I apologize but the videos are taking longer to edit since they are soooo long LOL.  So if you have pre-registered look for your invite on the 29th!  Thanks!

-If you ordered DVDs from CMC do not panic---the new batch *and hopefully perfect & correct* will be here this week and I will ship them out as quickly as I can!


Starlight, Starbright!!


Today I’m sharing 1 of 3 fabulous releases this week—yikes—grab your checkbooks cuz’ you are gonna want to spend some money LOL!  Today I Brake For Stamps is premiering & now selling some super-cute Wee Stamps being released from the Whimsy Stamp Line (see Whimsy here).  I am big fan of Sylvia Zet and her work is fabulous and always super sweet.  This stamp is called “Let It Snow" and you can get it at I Brake For Stamps HERE!

I chose to go with a soft-shabby-chic palette for this one and I didn’t use holiday papers.  I actually used the sweet My Minds Eye paper pad called Lost & Found: Portobello (20% off).  I liked the soft mix of creams, blues and browns—any paper can be made into a project for a certain occasion as long as you use appropriate embellies! I used my Zutter Distress machine and then inked all the edges.  The snowflake-like dies are all from Spellbinders “Ironworks Motifs”.  I used the larger and smaller dies, cut them in half ad added then around the image.  Then I added some MS Snow Glitter and pearls to them to finish them off.  The embelly in the center of the bow is from Prima Say It In Pearls line.

I'm entering this cutie into the following challenges:

Sweet Stamps (non-traditional holiday colors)
Make It Monday (anything goes)
Forever Friends (Christmas is Coming/w-animals)
Hooked on Craft Challenge (punches/die-cuts)
The Shabby Tea Room (shabby pastel holiday)
2 Sisters Challenge (anything goes)


She and her furry friends are colored with Copics – BG72,BG11,BG10 / E44,E43,E42,E41,E40 / E25,E31,E50 / C3,C1,C00.  Some stickles on the fur trim of her snow outfit and more MS Snow Glitter.

Alrighty that’s all from me today---hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow to see some more new projects!


  1. What a beautiful card!! Lovely colors and those stars... :)

    Till next time!
    Greatings, Karin

  2. Suzanne, ooh this is soooo... adorable. I can see I'm going to have to loosened up my purse strings a bit to get some of those wee stamps. Gorgeously coloured as always. Love the soft colours--any kind of blue is my fave--an coupled with brown, one of my fave colour combo. Love the design. I've gotta do more cards with distressed edges--yours looks fab.
    Had to chuckle at your story on Alexa..LOL

  3. Such a cute and adorable new image.
    Gorgeous card in these colours combo.

  4. Adorable card! I so understand about the revamping the scrap room. My hubby has agreed to redo my room but he had plans in his head before he said anything to me. I told him no so this should be an interesting adventure on what we end up with. I agree about the tool idea for him. LOL! Have fun with Anary!

  5. As always your designs are beautiful- love the color and your coloring.
    Always enjoy your detailed stories, your a hoot.
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at
    Sweet Stamps Challenge
    Have a sweet week.

  6. Ooh wow your card is really amazing!! The stamp is so cute :)
    Hugs Anneke

  7. I love blue holiday cards...they are so elegant and lovely. Your card is just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To win this week's fabulous prize, just leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  8. Absolutely adorable ... so soft and sweet!!! Thanks for sharing this lovely creation with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

  9. Beautiful card!!! I do love the colors you used on this, and your layout! :)

    I found your card on MIM's challenge blog, and just had to come and take a closer peek :)

  10. I luv, luv, luv all your cards but this one is undoubtedly my favorite so far. Kudos!

  11. Hi Suzanne

    What a gorgeous card love all the details. I found you through MIM.


  12. What an adorable image and your colours are gorgeous, stunning card tfs.
    Hugs Cheryl

  13. Your card is so lovely, gorgeous stamp and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends, good luck in the challenge. Love Diane(DT)xx

  14. oh wow this is so beautiful.. love the new image and the pretty colours
    Saw you on MIM
    Lisa x

  15. So elegant. The colors are so calming. Always gorgeous work. Although I subscribe to your newsletter I came over from Make it Monday.


  16. You are right about the craft room, Suzanne. I would hate to be running up and down stairs all day. And I would never get anything accomplished.
    Your card is so adorable. I love Sylvia Zet images and your DPs are so gorgeous.
    Cathy Lee

  17. Just adorable. All of Slyvia images are stunning.

  18. I finally got to check out a few blogs. I love what you did with this darling image. It is so beautiful and I absolutely love the way you colored her.

  19. Just so gorgeous. such a sweet card. Loe the soft colors.
    Hgs, Marie

  20. OOh Suzanne this is so beautiful I want it!!! loving the colouring and all your detail darl gorgeous xxxx

  21. Wow, beautiful card! Love all the details and your embellishments.
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly xxx

  22. What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stamps.
    Looking forward to Creative Classroom 5.

  23. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  24. This is such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Forever Friends.

  25. Hi Suzanne: It is SO nice to meet you...I have admired your teaching and plan to get over to you! Now, onto your card. OMGosh, where do I start. Your use of double die cuts, the pearls in two different colors, the immensely creatively tearing and sponging (the sponging is super creative how you have done it) the lovely, soft and sophisticated colors, the image and how you have worked with it - the coloring, positioning on your card and the colors behind all this. Suzanne, this card is stellar. I wish you the absolute best in your challenges and of course, in ours, at Forever Friends. Divine Love, Samara

  26. Hi Suzanne, another wonderful and gorgeous card. I love the colours and all the details!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps
    Posh Cat Crafts

  27. I hope you and Anary had a great day together! Love the story with Alexa and the pizza and the football team!! And as usual, gorgeous card!

  28. Beautiful! Love the soft colours, embellishments and sweet image. Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom!


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

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