Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fly Fly Buttah-Fly!

Happy Tuesday my friends!  Hope you are doing swell so far!  We had a busy, busy, busy weekend but a fun one!  The kids both went to Homecoming…kinda sad that both of my kids are in High School, still trying to get on with that fact LOL!  Alexa’s BFF Grace came over on Saturday to get ready with Alexa so my bathroom was filled with girls, makeup, hair stuff and I was their lady-in-waiting helping out LOL!  These 2 have been friends since we moved here when they both started 5th grade…I remember them so clearly standing at the bus stop together all of 10 years old..sigh.  Now they are wearing makeup and heels and giggling about boys and college futures…time just swoops on by if you aren’t paying attention that’s for sure.  And my son who waits until the last minute to get dressed, doesn’t want to smile for the camera, is fussy…lordy he’s worse than a girl me thinks.  Alexa had a date for the dance…Jhavi is such a sweetie…but they are JUST friends, you got that, FRIENDS LOL.  I have obvs taught my daughter well since she says “I’m too busy to bother with a relationship, they’re too needy and clingy and I hate that…I just want to hang with my friends”…bwahahahaha straight outta my mouth I tell ya!  THANK GOODNESS some of what I say gets in that hard head of hers…hubby just rolled his eyes of course Winking smile  Alexa's dress was deep purple too...it looks royal blue in pics but was really purple and so pretty...course mama picked it out, I've picked all 3 of her dresses over the past 3 years.  She just needs to admit that I know what will look best on her and leave it at that LMBO!!

James & I were the lucky chaperones of 14 boys after the dance at Buffalo Wild Wings…their fave place (blech me no likey but I had dessert heehee).  We were the ONLY parents chaperoning as usual and we sat at a booth next to the kids LOL.  They have trivia machines you can use and its projected on the tvs…so we played the boys…we won ALL 3 times hahahahaha!!  I call this group “The United Nations of Leesburg” because there are kids from every religion and race (Muslim, Bhuddists, Asian, African, Indian, etc)…its fabulous…but best of all they could care less about all that.  They hang together because they have similar interests and like each other…I LOVE THAT.  I hope they represent a NEW generation that doesn’t care so much about a person’s religion or race…instead they just see a human being…makes me a happy mom!  Now the ride home with 7 boys was another story…oh my…after all that greasy food there was some TOXIC ISSUES IN MY TRUCK.  Momma Dean (me) was about to barf but was laughing so hard…they kept saying “Sorry Momma Dean, sorry, sorry”.  Seriously it was bad, stinky blow up the truck kinda bad…ugh.  This is what I’m subjected to being around TEEN BOYS all the time LMAO!  OY VEY!

Then on Sunday we were all BEAT….we sat around and watched football all day and I was on Pinterest.  I like to pin billions of projects…it gets my mojo-creative-juices all fired up.  Then real life sets in and I realize I have time for 2 out of the 200 projects before the actual holiday arrives…bwahahhahaha…crafter’s issues I tell ya!

So enjoy the pics of our weekend below of the kids and such, it was a fun time!!
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So I’m gradually starting to color images again…my wrist was pretty swollen last week so I didn’t do anything crafty to let it heal a bit.  So I colored 2 images yesterday and then felt I should let it be…so I used a cool butterfly stamp that my pal Marti gave me. I looked it up & its discontinued but Gina K has a mini-set that looks very similar called “Hope Is Faith” that is fabulous!!  I embossed the butterfly with black ep and then coated the whole butterfly with Diamond Glaze (my fave cuz once you put it down it doesn’t move around)…it makes the butterfly bend nicely when dry.

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I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder for my cream cs and then inked it a bit.  The papers are from an older MME pack called  “Meadowlark”…I liked the creams and blacks…I’m on a black paper kick right now LOL!  The borders were done with a MS border punch.  I used my fabby Zutter Distress Machine to distress all my edges..I LOVE that machine…love love love it and use it most days!  The middle mats are done with SBs dies, the black one was embossed as well with Swiss Dots.

That’s it for me today…hope you have a great week!!!


  1. Ooh, this was soo delicate and beautiful! I love the cream black, and the embossing..it's so nice♥.
    What is this Embossing machine you're talking about..hihi..sounds like something I should need in my hobbyroom!;))

    Wish you all the best with your hand, Susanne. so take good care!
    Hugs from Norway/Ellen

  2. This is stunning Suzanne love the butterfly and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  3. What a pretty butterfly card. Most of ask, I enjoy you sharing your family with us. What a nice group of friends both kids have.

  4. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. OMG The girls look AMAZING! Absolutely beautiful!! Love their dresses. YOU did good! Gosh I remember those days, they do pass way too fast! Riley looks great too especially with a smile on that handsome face!

    the PaperTemptress

  6. Hi Suzanne! I love what you wrote about your son & his friends! What a great group. Everyone looked great!

    I need a kick in the pants -- I have not been coloring since my class with you. Not sure what is wrong with me - been making cards, using old colored images. So, if you could, could you please send a coloring kick my way! :)


  7. It's wonderful that you take so many photos of your family--they will all treasure them in the years to come! I do not envy you all the running around you have to do though--I am exhausted just reading about it! :^)
    Love this card, Suzanne! It is awesome! Love the wonderful color combo, the fab die cuts, the papers, distressing, and that way-cool 'fly! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. Saw this on MIM, it is just lovely. I always like this color combo, but hadn't thought about it for a butterfly!

  9. Cream - black - white - I would never have thought of combining the 3 - and how rich and elegant it looks! Absolutely beautiful! I hope your wrist is soon back to normal - not fun being out of commission. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card

  10. Hi Suzanne,
    Your card is lovely. I always love everything you do but I have to be honest - I stared at that desert....lol

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Hope you can join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

  11. Sorry to hear that you have had bad wrists and hope that you are well on your way to recovery. I love your card, the vintage colours and simple design are fantastic. I must say that this is a little hard for me to be commenting on your entry as when I first starting using copic markers last year it was your tutorials on youtube that taught me so much, so I must say a big thank you. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenges. Good Luck xoxoxo

  12. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  13. Beautiful card !! love the butterfly... it's looks real. Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week!

  15. Love the colour combo , the embossed layer and that awesome butterfly .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  16. This card is so beautifully put together! Lovely papers and color scheme for your fabulous butterfly. I came over from MIM to visit.

  17. Great photos Suzanne! Sounds like a fun weekend! And gorgeous card too

  18. Gorgeous card Suzanne!! I love the papers, the embossing and the beautiful butterfly! What a fantastic job! I saw this on MIM and had to look. Have a terrific weekend!! Hugs, Gloria


  19. Great card! Awesome creation and colors.


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

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