Monday, October 15, 2012

A Leafy Fall!

Happy Monday everyone!  Whoot whooot the last 4-5 days have been CRAZY & AMAZING!  Between both my Washington Nationals & Baltimore Orioles losing (boohoo so sad), then the Redskins BIG WIN the sports viewing has been nutters.  My hubby took the kids Friday night to the Nationals game and we were winning 6-0 only to lose…its been like a death in the family I tell ya but we are so proud of them for making it as far as they did…this is a team that no one expected to do anything yet they won their division and were #1 the MLB! I’m excited for next season!

Then Thursday night my me, my mom, Alexa and her BFF Grace went to see Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line and Love-n-Theft in concert.  We got there by 2:30 to get our tix and were in line by 3:30 since it was first come for seating.  We were third in line…whoot!  We are standing there and the girls were across the street shopping when a large black man came up to me and started chatting asking why I was in line, what we were seeing and I’m like “it’s a country concert”.  Now I get approached by random people ALL THE TIME…literally any time I am out I do LOL!  So I figured he was just a random guy and I’m always nice & chatty.  He says “WELL I like country” like I offended him LMAO…and I said “Well its gonna be a great show tonight”…he says “I know, HI how are you cuz I’m the drummer for Jake Owen”…OMG SHOOT ME IN THE FACE LOL!  He was laughing and I felt like a big dummy hahahahaha!  Then Florida Georgia Line comes walking by OMG so the girls rushed back.  Not 2 mins later Jake Owen goes JOGGING BY and waved and said “HI LADIES” LMAO and then Florida Georgia Line walked back by AGAIN!  When they opened the doors at 7 pm I went running up to an empty ticket taker, ran into the theater (the usher told me not to run, then laughed so I kept running, AND GUESS WHAT!  OH YEAH BABY I GOT FRONT & CENTER AT THE STAGE…TOUCHING THE STAGE, RIGHT IN FRON FOR US!! It was standing only, no seats and I think my heart flopped outta my chest and onto the floor I was so damn excited…we were squealing & jumping hahahaha!  So my view of all 3 bands was from their feet up (see slideshow).  I touched EVERY BAND MEMBER including Jake Owen, Jake stepped on my hands a few times in his bare feet, yes bare feet.  I got a Jake Owen guitar pic AND Florida Georgia Line signed my iPhone case…it WAS HEAVEN, BEST NIGHT OF MY FREAKING LIFE. Alexa got a Jake Owen guitar pic thanks to my mom and we all got sprayed with beer..first time ever I didn't mind LOL since it was by Tyler from Florida Georgia Line!!  Literally it doesn’t get better than that…but wait, but wait….Florida Georgia Line is going on tour with LUKE BRYAN OMG OMG CAN U BELIEVE IT and they texted me and apologized for not recognizing me at the concert till the end and will MAKE SURE we get backstage next time. WHAT? WHAT IS THAT?  BACKSTAGE WITH THEM AND LUKE BRYAN…MY LIFE IS NOW COMPLETE CUZ SUZANNE MAY HIT THE FLOOR AND DIE AFTER THAT EXPERIENCE FOR SURE!!!  Yowza!  It’s like Christmas over & over & over & over hahahahaha!

Last note..remember my fall on my kitchen tile?  Well my wrist is sprained with a broken bone & a hairline fractured bone that they will not set because of fear of nerve damage.  So I’m in a brace with limited typing and crafting time ugh….but don’t worry I will still post & have stuff, it will just take me longer to do LOL.  I gotta heal cuz’ I’m off to Canada in Nov to teach for a week and I gotta be all better Winking smile

Its Homecoming week for the teens with the game on Friday night and dance on Saturday so its busy, busy!  Alexa got a dress but we have to go get shoes and jewelry this week and Riley needs a new tie and shirt and a HAIRCUT LOL!  And tonight is Riley’s football game and its supposed to rain, ugh, so you know where I’ll be LOL!

 Jake Owen concert Video (so close I could grab his bum..but I didn't...I behaved hahaha):

Slideshow of Pics:  (if you get blog by email click HERE to see pics)
Remember my VIEW was from straight below all of them LOL, you can tell by the photos and look at Alexa's face at the stage...she was soooo excited!  So close we could see all their set lists and took them too LOL!


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-My CMC Classroom is having a DT CALL!!  We are looking to add a few more DT people to our already fabulous & lovely team!  If you want to apply go to see all the details!

-Pink Blog Candy winner will be announced next blog post ok!  Stay tuned!!


Leaves of Fall

This is a card I had done for the TouchTwin Challenge HERE (new challenge is now up)…join in and you can win 12 markers…whoot!  I used Gina K’s beautiful “Fall Foliage” stamp set on this card…its such a great set to use with so many different techniques!

I spritzed my stamps with rubbing alcohol then adding color with 2 TouchTwin markers R1 & YR31 and stamping down.  After stamping once I spritzed with rubbing alcohol again and stamped again for a lighter look.  I love the colors and fun technique of doing this.  You have to use rubbing alcohol or the blender solution to spritz with because the markers are alcohol based…with water-based markers like SU ones you could use water for a similar look.  Then I cut out a small oval with my SBs and stamped the sentiment and some more leaves, wrapped with PTI ribbon and topped with a bow, button & twine.  Real easy to make but so elegant too!

That’s it for me today….have a fabulous week and see you back here on Wed!  Its Homecoming Week here in the Dean household so busy busy busy!!


  1. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Suzanne, you sure love your country music! I can't tell you how hard I just laughed at you about the drummer! My bf is a huge (6', 270 lbs) black guy, and he LOVES country music! Hope your wrist heals quickly!

  3. You are one lucky gal, I tell you! Glad you got to enjoy the concert and I KNOW you'll be loving life at your next concert! Good for you, it couldn't happen to a better country gal! Glad your wrist is healing and I love your card! I haven't stamped on my stamps in so long and I'm glad to know you can do it with copics. Have fun this Homecoming week! Maybe you'll get some peace and quiet during the dance!



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

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