Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back Atcha’

Hi everyone!  I knoooooowwww its been 2 weeks since I posted last…I am sooo sorry LOL!  But between being very sick and working feverishly every minute on my newest class at CMC and the start of school for my teens, well it left no time for me to create anything let alone post anything ack!  But I am back and I promise to keep posting regularly for now LOL…cuz you just never know what may happen.  In fact I just started feeling better, finished my class and NOW I AM SICK with Strep throat, double ear infection and sinus infection (ugh)…I shall go lay down in front of a semi!  It NEVER fails that when the kids start school they bring home all kinds of awful germs and my immune system was already low…half of the high school is sick so Riley is sick and he gave it to me, oh yay!  But whatever…I will deal…pull on my big girl panties and keep truckin as well as I can.  Although I will say that strep ugh-double-uck…I would rather have the flu than strep..its yucky!

My son's team in blue, he's on the field playing in this photo

So my son’s football team is 2-0 so far….yay and he’s having fun and doing a great job!  In fact he has a game tonight so hopefully they win again!!  The high school had their first tailgate and varsity game last weekend which was a blast…we always love going and the school (even tho its only 3 yrs old) has great team spirit.  The Tusky Terror is the group of students 250+ strong that dresses up, cheers & shoots off confetti canons…of course Alexa is in this LOL!  So its like that “small town” Friday football night but in a bigger town so to speak LOL!  And while we’re on the subject WHOOOOT REDSKINS and RGIII…what a great way to start of season…and Ravens too!  So excited to have the football season kick off!

 In photo at left that is Alexa w/ her mouth open in middle by her friend Hannah with long, dark hair in their Tusky Terror gear LOL!
Photo on right are Alexa's BFFs Grace, Alexa & Sophia ready for the game!

We also made it to another Nats Baseball game in DC…hoping the Nats make it all the way to the World Series (that would be uber exciting)!!  We took one of Alexa’s friends Darrius…or as I say “one of my son’s LOL since he is like my son. They all call me Momma Dean Winking smile…he’s a senior and is being scouted by colleges for football so I’m a proud Mama!  If you’ve ever seen the movie “Blindside”…yeah that Sandra Bullock character IS ME, 110% just like me, how I talk, think and act so it always makes me laugh.  My kids and their friends when they first saw it all said OMG Momma Dean is in that movie hahahahaha and its true, that could very well be me.  Darrius is just one of my “adopted” children, I have a few and I have high hopes for their futures just like my “real” kids that’s for sure!  I AM MY KIDS (those that I birthed AND those that I've adopted lol) BIGGEST FAN..ALWAYS! (PS Yes Riley is 6'3 and Darrius IS bigger than him..oy LOL)


Riley, Alexa & Darrius at Nats Stadium on Sunday
So for anyone interested my CMC “All About Hair” Class is up and going…you can join anytime and its all on HAIR, how to color hair with alcohol markers. I break it all down step by step, rule by rule, color by color in many styles!  So if you want to check it out CLICK HERE!




-CMC has new beginning Mixed Media Classes taught by Marti Wills!  You can find the info HERE….she’s also looking for some crafters that LOVE to get messy for her DT for the Mixed Media Group.  You have 2 weeks to apply, submit 2 mixed media projects and your blog/background and email to marti@pezadoodle.com


Whatever…it’s your Birthday!

Today I’m using a super cute digi image from Tiddly Inks called “Whatever!”..I love her lil’ attitude AND the fact that she has fabulous hair for me to color.  She is one of the images I’ve used to show how to color black hair on an image with no hair lines for my CMC All About Hair Class!  Christy Croll has drawn the hair in such a way that it makes it fabulously fun to add depth and texture to it.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Use It Tuesday (anything goes/old products--mine is my old trusty glitter dots)

I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch today....I loved the fun layout and longer card size which worked well with my image!  The papers are a mix from a few paper pads – MME “Glitz Paper-Cashmere” and MME “Six by Six-Oh Happy Day”(both on sale now at SCACD)…I wantedd a fun mix of hot pink, teal and black for this cutie!  The funky branch elements are a Memory Box die called Leafy Branch, I used a new MS Border Punch for the border and those are black Glitter Dots at top.  (sentiment from PTI)

She was colored with Copics – C9,C5,C3 / E11,E00,R20 / BG15,BG11,BG10 / RV17,RV14,RV11.  I added some stardust Stickles to parts of the image, then I used some fun PTI stamps to stamp around the image a bit to funk it up.

That’s all for me, have a great week!


  1. Love your card, Suzanne--as usual, it is stellar--love the colors, papers, coloring and die cuts!
    Yay for your baseball team. Our D'backs pooped out (I think about in April), but we have high hopes for the AZ Cardinals! Wish we could have gotten your QB! Of course, it would help if we had an offensive line--LOL!
    Hope you feel better very soon! :^)

  2. Louise (Mamilou) (Ontario)September 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Wishing you all the best Suzanne. Please take care of yourself (and ALL your kids of course LOL)

  3. Fabulous coloring! I love the image, her hair and I really like the stamps you have used around her. Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday this week.

  4. This is just lovely what a great image and design.Thank you for joining us at Cutie pie
    Kaz xxx

  5. Hi Suzanne!
    So sorry you aren't feeling well still..one thing after another. Hopefully this will pass quickly/
    Love all the football talk! Of course I'm a Giants fan so we didn't start so well but hopefully we'll pick up some steam. Always enjoy the tales of the kids. You're a riot!
    I may sneak up to CT to see you...should probably take a class again!
    And of course....fabulous card!!
    All the best,
    Sue Brailey

  6. Love the colour combo and such a cute image. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  7. Such a Beautiful card and Photos. Visiting from Make-it-Monday..Faye

  8. Welcome back, Suzanne, you have been missed Lady!!!

    So sorry to hear how sick you've been, and that it's not just the videos that have kept you away. Please take care of yourself and get well soon. Pamper yourself and get lots of rest; and don't forget to drink lots of fluids too..... By the looks of that adorable card, your artistic talents sure haven't suffered any due to your illness!!! You are still in rare form...... :)

  9. Great coloring and I looove the combination of pink and black!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!

  10. This is a lovely card and such a cute image. Great colouring.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  11. Stunning card, love the colours and layout. I love colouring hair too. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  12. Cool card! I love your use of colour. I found you at Make It Monday. Cheers!

  13. Fabulous colouring and embellishing for this beautiful card . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  14. Great photos and fantastic card Suzanne! I'm so sorry to hear you've been so sick

  15. Stunning card. Love the image, she's fab and your hair colouring is amazing.

    Hope you're feeling better now.

    Saw your card over at MiM.

    Susan x

  16. LOVE THIS! I love the bold colors and the design is fab. Your image is fabulously colored. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday this week. Hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  17. Gorgeous colouring, thanks playing along with TioT this fortnight

  18. just stumbled onto you from youtube - you are such an awesome teacher!! and after reading this post I am pretty sure we live in the same general area (I'm NoVa and about to move to Loudoun Co.). Do you teach locally?


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

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