Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lil’ Bitz of Love!!

Happy, Happy Wednesday to you all!  I am in high-motion-stress-run-crazy-lady mode today (well for the past 3 days) getting ready for CHA, my classes and all the other stuffs that need to be finished.  And my hubby has been traveling this week (geesh what the heck was he thinking huh lol) so he’s not any help and of course my teens aren’t much help either.  They’re more worried that they have clean clothes and food they like to eat….ummm whatever!!!  But being the good mommy I am (uh huh yeppers I am) I finished every scrap of laundry, filled house with groceries and easily prepared food so no one STARVES to death!  Even the animals have a fully stocked cabinet of treats & food.  I leave early tomorrow morning and THANKFULLY I have a straight flight to Long Beach, CA and get in at noon Cali time.  Tomorrow evening I have dinner with some friends and then my roomies Marti & Tina get in around noon on Friday to get the party started.   Here’s the deal with CHA…everyone is on Facebook in the very late evenings…it’s a sickness—we FB each other even if we are in THE SAME ROOM….so if you want to see all the crazy goings-ons then log on…cuz trust me people get NUTTY when they are away from home, too much caffiene or other beverages, and not enough sleep does ODD things to people.  I’ve seen it happen year after year and I never fail to be amused…and yeah sometimes I AM THE AMUSEMENT!  But I never drink alcohol while at CHA, just soda…I’d rather watch the “others” LOL and alcohol just makes me sleepy & I don’t need to be any more tired than I am KWIM.  If I do have a drink I’ll have a glass of wine but I’m not much of a drinker….I’m MUCH more FUN if I stick to SODA which is always my beverage of choice. (hmmpppftttt I had someone tell me that my drinking soda was NOT very classy…excuse me…well then I don’t want to be classy I told them LOL..I mean really) SHEESH! LIke telling me would really MAKE ME CHANGE OR CARE MUCH…I THINK NOT hahaha!
And I have a certain friend (oooh lordy she may kill me but I won’t say her name ahemmm hee hee) who wandered aimlessly down the street in Chicago asking random strangers if they “knew that Stevie Nicks was gay and were they surprised by it or not?” LMBO…I literally was on the sidewalk laughing my bum off…she doesn’t drink often or very much but it was JUST enough to get her to act ODD hee hee (I call it the CHA phenomenon).  She may shoot me for sure now for sharing that but lordy it was funny---we’ll see what she does this time!  So usually I head home from CHA totally exhausted and my jaw usually locks up from too much laughing, talking & smiling…I kid you not…that’s a site for sure..not a pretty one either LOL!  And my pal Marti might be smothered this year…she’s a real handful that small lil’ chica that she is….she loses every SINGLE ONE of her hotel keys, every year first of all (last year she lost it before we even got to the room) and she has odd hours.  She usually gets up around 3:30 or 4 am here at home so at CHA on West Coast hours she wants to wake up at 1 am and SKYPE her family…OMG…we have screamed & thrown things at her to shut her up LOL.  So now she goes down to the lobby in her jammies, gets her coffee and does her stuff on her laptop until around 7 am when the rest of us “normal” folk wake up.  In LA last year we were walking to CHA and a lady at the corner asked her (in complete seriousness) if she was “medically a dwarf”?  OMG I and our friends bust out laughing cuz Marti IS under 5 feet but she will KICK YOUR ARSE---so Marti says “NO” and the lady says “well I think you are considered a dwarf at your size” and Marti says “NO I’m just short, my family is short”…at that point we knew to run….we were laughing hysterically and Marti was evil-eyeing us so we RAN…she SKEERS ME sometimes LOL and she KNOWS where I live bwahahahaha Winking smile  But she’s my smurfette buddy & I wuv her!!  Ohhh the fun that is coming soon….stay tuned for all THAT!

PS....yes it was NOT a good Football Sunday in the Dean household...hmmmpppffft...neither of my teams won sadly...boohoo for the Ravens although they played awesome and I feel bad for the kicker Cundiff.  But I will still watch the SuperBowl but I'll be rooting for the GIANTS!!!!! LOL!


-I had to get a larger room for my Copic Classes at CHA so I have a few spots that are open if anyone would like to come.  See details at and then just email me ok!  We are sure to have LOTS OF FUN!

Lil’ Bitz of Love!


Today I’m sharing a JUST FOR FUN card…I rarely get to play just because these days (and that’s ok I’m not complaining…just stating LOL) and I picked this NEW Tiddly Inks digi stamp called “Wryn-Grow a Little Love”.  This is a new character and she’s just adorable…Christy Croll always does the cutest lil’ images.  I decided to make a card that’s appropriate for Valentine’s Day or Just Because!

I'm entering this cutie into the following challenges:

My Time To Craft Challenge (fave embellie--mine is always die cuts)
City Crafter Challenge Blog (sketch--mine is flipped sideways)
Make it Monday Challenge (anything goes)
There She Goes Challenge (love is in the air)


My papers are from MME’s “Lost & Found: Market Street—I love the fun mix of patterns and soft colors.  I used my Heart Nesties (yep I bought them a couple years ago..I tend to stay away from dies of shapes like this but I love the hearts and stars nesties) and then sponged the edges with ink to “shabby” it up.  The border trim is done with a MS punch, pearls, a bow and sentiment from PTI.


Awww isn’t she sweet….see more of Wryn HERE!?  I colored her with Copics R22,R20,R00 / BG13,BG11,BG10 /Y21,E35,E31,E50.  Then I stickled her dress up to bling it up prettily of course!


That’s it for me today!  I will try to post some newsies while I’m away and I have some projects next week for the newest Gina K release too—so stop on by.  Otherwise you can follow along with my trip on Facebook & Twitter LOL!  Have a great weekend!


  1. I love starting my day with laughter, so this post has got me off to a great start. Have fun at CHA. Will be looking forward to your reports and stories.
    -I didn't know that about SN, not that I give a hoot, but tell your friend yes, I am surprised;)

  2. Amazing job! She is super cute!

    xx Tracey xx

  3. Darling card Suzanne. Beautiful papers and layout. Of course awesome coloring. Wishing you lots of fun at CHA and safe trips both ways. Will be watching FB for your posts.

  4. Love this card...thanks for sharing your talent & humor.

    I thought your were done with Marti after last years CHA..cannot wait for this years stories.

  5. This is just adorable. Your rocked this sketch.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. Truly precious and I really love the colors. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  7. Your card is absolutley lovely. The colors are extrememly soft and the image is super sweet. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Diva this week for our Buttons, Bling and/or Bows challenge.

    Carson's Creations

  8. Very sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  9. Loved the card as usual. We NYers always welcome new fans of the Giants even if it is by default. Have a safe trip and enjoy CHA. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

  10. What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along at Die Cuttin Divas this week--Pat N.

  11. Too cute, and such lovely colouring..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  12. How very beautiful! I love the colours and your amazing work with copics ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

  13. Saw your precious card on Make it Monday! Such a darling image and colored so beautifully! Love the pink and blue! Pretty papers and wonderful die-cuts/punches! So fabulous!

  14. Hi Suzanne, it would be a stretch to call me a football fan but I do watch it with hubby around the play-off time. I thought about you last weekend and told my husband that you wouldn't be a very happy gal when the Ravens lost:( and felt horrible for the field goal kicker too! Think he will be lookin' for a new team next season?

    Love the card as usual and really love the pastel colours instead of the standard pinks and reds of Valentine's Day. Have a great time at CHA and I look forward to your stories.

  15. OMW, Suzanne. I love to read your stories. LOL...It's nice to know you are all wild and crazy and/or normal like us folk...KWIM
    Love your card and so nice it's just because. I know the feeling. Have a safe and fun trip. I'll be checking back regularly.
    Cathy Lee

  16. I love this little cute! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM and remember, to be in the running to win second prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  17. Love your cards AND your stories. Lovely details on your cards.

  18. Hi Suzanne,
    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation. :) I absolutely love the pink and blue and I am tickled that you used Wryn when you had a chance to play...thanks so much. :)

    Have a blast at CHA!!

  19. This is so super sweet Suzanne! Beautifully colored image and your design is just lovely. Saw this at MIM. Glad I came for a closer look. :-)

  20. Lovely card hun love the color scheme and the hearts are reali cute saw u over at MIM Hugs Mandy xxx

  21. Hi Suzanne

    Hope things are humming along nicely at CHA and that you are having a blast!!

    I saw your card on facebook but just wanted to leave a comment here to say thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday!!

    Your colour as always is just spectacular and this colour combo is just so pretty.

    Michelle :o)

  22. Very cute card Suzanne! Love the coloring and softness of the card!

  23. This is so sweet and lovely! Love those hearts! ! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  24. Stunning card, beautiful colouring and gorgeous papers!!! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

  25. oh this is just gorgeous,just love this to bits,bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs Cherylx

  26. Just beautiful, love the colours, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)


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

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