Friday, February 3, 2012

Under the Sea!!

Happy Friday to you all!  Yay oh yay it’s the weekend…crazy weekend for me that is LOL!  Tomorrow me, Alexa, my mom and my niece will trek the 3 hours on down to Southern Virginia to see Eric Church and Gilbert Brantley in concert…yeehaw and we have pit tickets.  YUP…that means Suzanne will be right up next to the stage…ready to jump on in case I get invited KWIM LOL!!  So "just put a drink in my hand” and we will be ready to go (hee hee..mine is Coke of course and yes that is a song he sings)!  Then on Sunday we will be having a house full of people and teens for the Super Bowl party, two big screen tvs, lots of food and lots of noise….so god help me that I catch up on some sleep before then LOL.

Now if you were at the BookEndz Wrap Up party last night….well I apologize…heehee…I was still lacking sleep & a little slap happy.  And well…the last book got us all started on the downhill of conversations I must say…I was laughing so hard I had tears and scared the cats out of the room.  My teens said that I looked like an idiot laughing hysterically WHILE typing AND staring at the computer screen…my son said he’d never seen anything like it (yeah I get that a lot I must say)!  But it was good times…oh good times.

Ok I have lots of CHA stories but I’ll just tell one today…its making my laugh as I type and think about it I must say.  I will type more on Sunday’s post and have all my pics up for you too!  Ok so Wednesday Marti (my pal) and I headed home via Long Beach Airport…it’s a tiny airport of trailers/small houses on a tarmac…I kid you not & I love it.  We arrive at 6:30 am after NO sleep for 6 days right, we looked like zombies…red eyes and in a daze…for real-zers I kid you not (everyone has red eyes at CHA from lack of sleep and the dry air in the convention ctr).  redeye_smiley
So we already looked pretty darn scary I must say heehee.  We went in thru security with a total of ZERO people in front of us (gotta luv that) and sat down…well Marti MUST have coffee so she disappeared into another trailer for a bit while I wrote a blog post & checked emails…yes in my non-sleep state yes I did.  Then she came back and sat down…a very small Asian woman came and set down a bag full of flowers with roots in a large bag in the seat across from Marti (OMGosh I’m so laughing right now..sorry).  Marti stares at it…I continue to type on my laptop…Marti’s still staring at it…the woman leaves….yup leaves the bag in the chair & disappears.  YUP she disappeared and we ALL KNOW THE AIRPORT RULES HUH? DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BAGS UNATTENDED yes, YES!  Well the woman leaves and Marti is still STARING at it cross-eyed…she leans over to me and is like “dude, the bag is creepin’ me out!” and I say “no worries, she probably went to the bathroom” and I’m laughing.  Well the woman doesn’t come back and Marti is still staring at the bag and says “I think it’s a bomb and disguised with flowers” LMBO….her eyes are super WIDE now and she’s freaked and I’m still laughing.  She says “well yeah you laugh cuz I’m the one in the direct line of FIRE” and then she jumps up and goes straight over to the TSA security agents to report the bag…OMG I was losing it I was hysterical that I thought they might arrest ME at that point. bomb_smiley The TSA agents come over & start poking thru the bag (ummm yeah who pokes thru a bag that could contain a bomb right ahem…yep…lol).  Then the small Asian lady comes running up the aisle shouting in her native language…not sure what she said but it all sounded mad…and grabbing at the bag.  At this point Suzanne is on the floor, Marti looks like she might die and I’m sure everyone in the airport thought we were LOONS.  Anyway they clear the bag and tell her not to leave it and blah blah blah…now the both of us are AWAKE for sure Winking smile  We go to board the plane…yes you have to walk out of the trailer and around the construction on the tarmac and up a gang-plank to the airplane. Marti is behind me & I turn around to tell her something and I see the Asian woman WITH the bag of flowers behind Marti..hahaha..and I say “hey turn around, bomb lady is behind you”!  OMGosh if you coulda seen Marti’s face…I was laughing so hard I was crying…the peeps on the plane thought we were officially nuts (yeah maybe we were at that point) and we are dying.  I’m in the window seat and Marti is across the aisle shouting that the woman better not sit next to her cuz she’s in the middle seat bwahahaha.  They shut the doors and the middle seat next to me isn’t take so MARTI decides as the plane is LEAVING to jump over to my seat side…the stewardess was like “PLEASE DO NOT GET UP, FASTEN your seatbelts and sit down” bwahahahaha.  Then Marti sits in the seat and either she was so tired or had become an invalid overnight cuz she’s trying to eat Chex Mix and missed her mouth at least 20 times…OMG there was food everywhere…seriously she is like PigPen from Charlie Brown…the seat and floor were littered with food LOL!  I’m sure they were so happy to see us out of California, out of the airport and outta the plane by the end of the day….just another Cha Cha Cha trip for us that is for sure!!!


-New W. VA location (in Charleston, WV at Almost Heaven Scrapbook Store) up at my site if you are near there & want to come see me & take my Copic classes.  I’d love to see you!  I will have lots more locations up over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned.  Next I’m in Texas (still a few spots left), TWO locations in Florida so come register to come see me when I’m there, I just know it will lots of fun !!!  I will also be in Baltimore in May if anyone wants to come....there will be an Outlawz Retreat the weekend of May 19th and I'll be teaching so stay tuned for details on that.

-Still time to join in on the CMC Challenge...its all about frosty, wintry projects and you can enter up till 8 pm EST hop on over & join in to win!  Next Challenge will be up by midnight tonight...everyone is can use any alcohol markers or colored pencils to join in!!


Under the Sea…Under the Sea!!


Today SCACD is releasing some awesomely cute stamps by Sylvia Zet for SCACD and I’m using “Elania” from the Adventures of Loli & Poppy line.  Isn’t she adorable?  There is also a Victoria Case release for SCACD too and you can see those cuties HERE!  The DT and special guests are having a fun blog hop so you can see all these cuties in action…so make sure to hop along…you can see the whole hop list HERE too!

I kept my theme very Under the Sea and I must say I spent a lot of time on this card (it could be because I was both tired and too much of a fiddler with it lol). But I did love making it and hope you like it too!

If you are overseas you can get these at Elaine’s fab shop Quixotic Paperie!!

My papers are a mix of Prima and Memory Box that I had in my scraps…yup still trying to use up my scraps before I order more paper…ahem well I did order more paper but shhh don’t tell okay? LOL!  Then I got busy with the details cuz’ I’m BIG on details, that’s the best part for me.  So out came a MS border punch and a SB die (both done in black)….some clear Bella Baubles for bubbles, mini shells and then I distressed the edges with my Zutter Distress It machine.  The leafy dies were done with a Marianne Designs die and then I inked them with black and added Stickles for sparkle.

This cutie is being entered in the following challenges:

Make It Monday (anything goes)
Craft Us Crazy (anything goes)
Delightful Challenges (dies/punches)
Do You Stack Up (anything goes)
Divas by Design (anything goes)


So okay…yesterday my inner pyromaniac came out…I told Marti on Google Chat (yes we chat on google all day, I also text with my pals Tina & Anary & Pat all day too lol) that if she didn’t hear from me for hours that she should call 9-1-1!!  I had fun burning tulle and ribbon for a nautical-sea-life look…what fun is that…oh boy…you should soooo try it!  I loved the curly, crinkly look that it gave…very cool and no fumes involved…I promise hee hee.


Yes she’s colored with Copics including the background… BG11,BG10,BG000 / W9,W5,W3,W1 / E44,E43,E42,E41 / YR02,YR00,YR000 / E50,E25,E31 / E11,E00.  I added Diamond Glaze to her tail and for some of the smaller bubbles, then while it was wet I sprinkled my fave DecoArt’s Glamour Dust on top…it suspends in the liquid for a cool effect.  I inked around the edges of the image and then rubbed stardust Stickles on top for sparkly watery effect.

So now to finish off the blog hop please hop on over to my fabulous friend

Make sure to check out all the new stamps at SCACD and while you are there check out the Memory Box dies….all are in STOCK now and they’re gonna fly out fast!!


  1. Beautiful as always my friend! Love it and your colouring rocks! Kramis - Anki

  2. I am mad about THe Mermaids and this one is pretty so much! Love your colouring))) Great job!

  3. WOW, she's fantastic and so is your card!!! Love the colours, colouring and all the details!! hugs, Brigitte

  4. Gorgeous Card! SOunds like travelling with you can be quite an adventure!! LOL!!

  5. some exaggeration there but the abandoned bag of flowers was definitely freakin me out!

    love the card! i told you the tulle burning was awesome! i will be using it on something today me and pezza are working on!

  6. GORGEOUS! Love the burned up nautical look. GREAT idea. AND, I am giggling like CRAZY at your airport story. It sounds exactly like something my friends and I would do so I can just picture and hear the entire thing. LOVE!!!

  7. Gorgeous! Love the colors and of course the beautiful coloring! Hugz

  8. WOWZER!! This is so stunning Suzanne!! I love your aqua colors and the sea shells set her off so nicely!! TFS! ;)

  9. So very very pretty!!! Love it!! Another "must have"!

  10. Amazing story Suzanne.
    Love this undear the sea card, very romantic.

  11. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. Love the coloring, the embellishments, the whole under-water feel!

  12. Isn't she absolutely adorable! I will definitely have to check out your link!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! 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

  13. WOW - this is just gorgeous. Your colouring is truly amazing and the colours are just perfect for the image. I absolutely love your card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  14. wow this is gorgeous love this image and your colours.
    Thank you for joining us at delightful challenges this week good luck.
    hugs Rachael xx

  15. Wow, gorgeous as always, Suzanne! I love your coloring and card design! Oh and your travel stories always crack me up!

  16. Wow this is really gorgeous, love the image and so beautifully coloured, fabulous card...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  17. Great card, I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

  18. OMG I swear you need your own tv show. All these reality shows and I would definitely watch you with your crazy life. Love this card. I cannot wait to get this stamp next!

  19. WOW WOW WOW Absolutely GORGEOUS, LOVE LOVE your embellies and colors on this Suzanne!

  20. Everything is over the top GORGEOUS Suzanne!!! It shows that you took great care in making sure it was just right (I do mean that as a compliment!) AWESOME card!!!
    Have a fun weekend : )
    Lots of love,

  21. I just love the mermaid she is just darling. Great colors. I did order the set and I can't wait to get it. Love the embellishments.
    Hugs, Pat

  22. Stunning creation, love the colour combo its perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  23. Stunning!! I just love your coloring and colors!! It really looks like the sea!!

  24. Stunning Suzanne!The coloring ROCKS of course and all of the embellishing is awesome! was super nice meeting you IRL. Had a great time at the pizza place! :)

    True :D

  25. Stunning as usual Suzanne!! Thanks for linking up to the Make It Monday party too honey!

    Mary J xxx

  26. This is such a PERFECT card for our challenge, thank you so much for joining in over at the Creative Card Crew challenge.

    Kelly x

  27. Gorgeous, lovely, your mermaid card, Suzanne. Awesome coloring and love that color combo.
    Cathy Lee

  28. I saw your gorgeous card at MIM and came over for a closer look. OMG, I'm so glad I did, FABULOUS.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  29. Beautiful card - wonderful story. You and Marti must be a pair. Keep writing those stories Suzanne.

  30. She is amazing

    kitten - DYSU team

  31. LOL, Suzanne, I can also count on you to make me chuckle with your stories and brighten my day. TSF. Can't wait to see the pictures from CHA.
    Your card is of gorgeous, as always. Beautiful image awesomely coloured.

  32. Gorgeous mermaid with beautiful coloring!!

    Hysterical airport story, Suzanne. I swear, nothing every goes easy for you, and you always make me laugh. So funny......

  33. I like your story!!! I had a good laugh, thanks for that.

    Your card is just gorgeous!!!

  34. What a beautiful card. Love the colour combo & all the embellishments. Thanks for playing at Divas this week

  35. Gorgeous card! I love your embellishments and you've coloured the image beautifully! Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew and good luck! Ani

  36. Wow, this is it; your coloring is so pretty, along with your fun embellishing! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  37. Fabulous card! Gorgeous coloring and details. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  38. You really do have the best travel adventures! Gorgeous card!

  39. This card is so beautiful. I love this cute image and it will have to go on my must wish list. Thanks for sharing this awesome card.
    hugs Julie

  40. I love your cards! nice work! ;)


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

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