Monday, December 12, 2011

I’m a Kitty…Meowww…Meoww! LOL!

Hello all my friends—how are you this fine Monday?  It is brrrrrr…..COLD with a capital “C” here in Virginia oh my goodness…I cannot stand it…yuckers!  I need to get myself somewhere warm real quick—the icicles on the end of my nose are growin’ LOL!  I am feeling better although the head cold is lingering which I hate---gotta hate that ‘whoooooooooooooosh’ feeling everytime you bend over & move your head (and nope I haven’t been drinking hee hee).  And I want to thank EACH & EVERYONE of you that left me comments, sent me emails and facebook messages – that means SO VERY MUCH to me and I appreciate you taking the time to do that and thank you for your sweet sentiments.  The “issue” has been resolved thankfully after a long bit of time, lots of stress and mental pain and I’m happy to be DONE with it.  So I will NOT share what "place" did this because it was resolved and I’m not a vindictive kinda girl in any way….however if I know any of you are doing something with said place I might warn you carefully as I would hate to see anyone else get hurt.  But do know its not any of the places I love & work for Smile But I’m done with it, over it and putting it all in its place—it’s the holidays after all and I am way late in getting my bum in gear for it (ahhhhhh Xmas shopping still to do…arghhhh…ackkk…yikes)

Now here’s some funnies for you below…yes stuff like this makes me laugh…yes I do repeat this to my family over & over….then laugh hysterically…why…cuz these things CRACK me up…told ya I was a weirdy hee hee!  They fit into the kitty-cat theme I have going today!

catpanda   catcouch

Have you discovered Pinterest yet?  OMGosh if you have hours upon hours to WASTE then I encourage you to go there ok…you can follow me if you’d like…then I will follow you so I can get more pins….cuz it’s a sickness I tell ya.  I got an invite last spring and I just now logged into it this past week LOL—thank god I waited cuz I was on it for like 3 hours.  Tons of fabulous ideas, crafts & recipes….my brain is full of ideas…yet sadly I lack the time to try most of them…but I repinned them so IF I get time I know what I can do Winking smile (you can either thank me…or smack me another time ok…after you are done spending 10 hours on there)

The Dean family spent Friday at National Harbor outside of Washington, DC---we went to see the ICE Show at the Gaylord Resort which is always a highlite of the season for us.  It is a frigid 4 degrees inside and man-oh-man is it cold…my hand hurt so bad that I had to hurry thru the end…it was killing me.  Chinese ice artisans carve over 2 million pounds of ice for this show each year--so very cool!  And always fun and this year it was Merry Madagascar themed and you know what that means right?  Yep….zebies and pengys…Suzanne’s verbage for zebras & penguins…my fave!! LOL!  We spent the night at the harbor and also headed down to DC to see the National Christmas tree & state trees.  (I will say I was underwhelmed by the Natl tree…mine in my family room is bigger…I kid you not…I really don’t lol!)  So below is a slideshow of pics for ya to see!  I’ll have pics of my house this week for ya…gotta put up the greenery still as its been too cold for me to go & gather it. (if you subscribe you need to come directly to my blog HERE to see the pics)


I’ll have a bunch of NewsBitz for ya this week including the HUGE CMC Challenge I have going on now where you can win a NEW Cricut Mini & Kindle and donate to charity!  All classes at CMC are also on a Holiday Sale!  Going to CHA—come take a class with me on the 28th of Jan….details at !


It’s a Birthday Blog Hop Today!!


Awhile back a friend of mine asked if I would participate in a fun Birthday Blog Hop to celebrate her birthday….well of course I would…how fun!  So we are celebrating Jeanine’s birthday today with a fun hop and a way for YOU ALL to win some yummy blog candy.  So if you are starting with me, head over to Jeanine’s blog HERE to see all the fun details ok!  And lots of fabulous, fun & wonderful birthday wishes to Jeanine today!

I’m using this super cute & new Elisabeth Bell image for SCACD called “Happy Days”---she’s perfect for a happy day eh!?  I just loved her big 50’s style skirt and cardigan (they had great style back then didn’t they) and I had a ton of fun making her skirt into a leopard pattern---that’s something fun I teach in my CMC Copic Class #5Smile

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenges (anything goes but Christmas) 
Basic Grey Challenges (anything goes) 
Squiggle Stamps (celebrate)


I used some fab papers called “Little Black Dress” by Basic Grey---great patterns, I just love it!  The sentiment is from a PTI set and then I used some layered Primas to create all my flowers.  The black border was made with a MS Jumbo punch and the swirls are from Heartfelt Designs “Bella Rose” die.


So I colored my image with Copics- E33,E31,E50 / C9,C5,C3 / E11,E00,R20 / YR23,E25,YR20.  I drew my leopard print onto the skirt with my black Spica so it has a bit of sparkle then filled them in with copics.  Always color and shade your image first…then add a pattern on top.  Her sweater, shoes, hairbow and ruffles got a nice coat of Stickles—her belt buckle got gold Stickles.


Ok so that’s it for me today….hope you enjoyed this MEOW girl hee hee! 
So now you need to continue on your hop by going to celebrate over at


  1. Love this Suzanne. And love the animal print. I checked it out in your Class 5 and can't wait to try it. Looks like fun.

  2. Cute project!


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  3. Amazing card, I want to color like that. You did a great job on this card!

  4. Im glad you are starting to feel better!! I love the card and the image is super Cute Love the leopard print Im going to have to take your class ;) i just have to finish the one im in lol! Thank you so much for helping me celebrate my birthday it really means a lot!!

  5. So glad the issue is resolved. Moving on is the best thing. The pictures of the ice show were fantastic. Glad you had a nice weekend. Take care.

  6. Yeepppy so happy to hear everything is back to normal.
    Amazing pics. and the card with this image is stunning dear.

  7. super cute card

  8. Wow this card is gorgeous and love the coloring on the image:) Love it!!

  9. This card is so adorable!!! Everything about it is just FAB! :)

  10. Suzanne, cute card! I went to that show last year in Nashville w/my 3 yr old granddaughter~~OMG, that place was like Antartica! We literally RAN through the last part, my baby was freezing! It's beautiful though..glad you're feeling better

  11. Stunning card, Suzanne! Everything about it is gorgeous - layout, papers, embellishments, and of course that legendary coloring of yours! :) And I just LOVE the leopard print skirt! So fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  12. What a beautiful card. I am so glad I found your blog. I am having so much fun hopping:)
    Hugs, Kassidy

  13. Thanks for sharing your pics with us Suzanne. Just love what you get to experience there in the US of A... We don't have anything like this in Africa. hugs Sharon

  14. Fantastic card Suzanne! I'd love to see an ice show like that! What are the people who are carving wearing? They must be freezing!!

  15. Love, love the card...that image is adorable!!


  16. Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to get to that lesson....

    Happy Birthday to your lovely friend - and Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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

    Hugs Riet.xx

  18. so glad things are resolved!!
    Beautiful card and loved the cat pictures. I have regiostered with Pinterest but haven't spent time looking aroun- I daren't until I know I have a few hours to waste x

  19. How stinkin cute!! I can't wait to get to that part of the class over the holidays. I just found Pintrest about a week ago..OMG..what a time killer but so fun. I will find you on there soon:)

  20. First off, what an unbelievable is so darn adorable!! I want a birthday card like that!!! And, a big milestone is just around the corner, hint hint..... lol

    Love the photos, can't believe the ice sculptures!! Every year they seem to out do themselves, don't they. I'm so glad you share them with all of us who don't live close by to see them in person......fantastic!!!

    And lastly, I'm so pleased the "issue" has been peacefully resolved, especially this time of year. It's so disheartening to be stressed out by something stemming from a trust issue, especially as we are older. We teach our children life lessons, and bam, we still run into those walls and it isn't fun. Taking the high road though, puts you in the right, and it surely continues to show me who you are. Many blessings to you, my friend.....

  21. Love this card! I'm your newest follower:) Glad to have hopped with you.

  22. Hey g/f you card is so dang good with the leopard color and can't wait until I have to to practice this one! Donated $50.00 to the reading!

  23. Oh my goodness how did I miss this in our hop. I LOVE it...awesome job. Just my kind of card...super cute. I'm now your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime.

  24. Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ and Happy Christmas. xx

  25. What an absolutely adorable card!! I just love her 50's style and leopard print skirt!!

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  26. Brill card wiht the elizabeth bell. The cat on the sofa lOOOVE ITTT. Thanks so much for joining us at Squiggles and giggles, hugs heidi x


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

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