Friday, October 26, 2012

Spook-a-licious Fun!!

Happy TGIFriday everyone!  I hope your week has been great!  I have spent the past couple days in NYC…yep it was a secret getaway trip…shhhh!  Hubby sent me up there as a getaway…he’s been bugging me for over a month to go away hahahaha.  No really he thought I needed some time off with no distractions or any responsibilities for a few days…guess he knew my stress was high and that I might blow at any moment and he didn’t want to be around me when I did Winking smile  No he’s a good hubby like that and after 18 years he recognized the signs and knows…so he happily sent me up to NYC on Tuesday where I met a couple of friends and had NO schedule for 2 days.  I walked around, shopped and took in a show….we saw “The Performers” which is an off-color comedy on Broadway…if you don’t like off-color you may not like it.  It appealed to my sense of humor and was really funny plus Henry Winkler (the Fonz) and Alicia Silverstone were in it.  Afterwards I got to meet them both….I was tickled pink…yup I let out a small squeak when I hugged him, The Fonz woweeee…he will ALWAYS be the Fonz to me from Happy Days. I was so thrilled to meet him seriously a great honor!  Sp it was a fun, quick 2 days…just what the doctor ordered.  Best part is I can color again, well I’ve been cleared for action anyway.  My wrist is still sore but I can hold my marker for a bit longer with out pain and weird jerks that send the color flying everywhere LOL.  I missed it so much…coloring for me is my ZEN…my way to get out of my head for a bit and relax…kinda like yoga or meditation for some I guess you could say.  And when you take that away….well I tend to let things build up a bit you could say…so I had no stress outlet.  And always at the end of the year I start feeling a bit burnt out…not that it hasn’t been a great year and all that, just a busy year and come end of Oct I start getting tired, the year catches up with me.  So that on top of not being able to color and some other things going on…well I was in a bit of a funk..ugh!  So the breather was good and after my trip to Canada first week of Nov to teach I am done for the year and can start to prep for the holidays…my FAVE time of the year…yup 12 trees going up again of course LOL! 

       cowboy             m&m
If you got to NYC enough times you will see the Naked Cowboy…he’s always around & I’ve seen him a few times LOL! (he has undies on don’t worry)  And how about a huge M&M-Saturday Night Live for you in the M&M store in Times Square…only in NCY!!

So anyway we here in VA and on the East Coast are prepping for the Franken-storm hahahaha or Hurricane Sandy as its called.  Am I worried? Nah not that much…we will have groceries and hopefully not lose power and not be on the roads.  I’ve lived my whole life here so Hurricanes don’t scare me much…they are just a big PIA usually…its tornadoes that scare me more.  So we shall see what the week brings……everyone in its path stay safe & play smart please ok Smile


Spook-a-licious Hop!

Today we are having a Spook-a-licious fun blog hop with stamps and dies from SCACD!!! We invite you to hop along with us for some spooky inspiration! To add to the fun there is Blog Candy available on the SCACD store blog --2 FUN prizes-- and also another different Blog Candy at Quixotic Paperie store blog! When you are done hopping along be sure  to visit both the SCACD store blog and Quixotic Paperie store blog for details on how to enter for your chance to WIN! You can find all the stamps HERE--if you are in the USA, and HERE- for our International friends. The Dies by SCACD can be found HERE--if you are in the USA and HERE-for our International friends!! Happy hopping and shopping!!


So today the SCACD girls are taking normal-everyday stamps and decking them out in a fun & spook-a-licious way for you!!  WHY?  Ummm cuz Halloween is Wed and its just fun!!  I decided to model my card on one of my favorite tv shows “The Addams Family”…yup the original one with Carolyn Jones.  I loved that show and I’m hoping to take the family to NYC soon to see it on Broadway!  I used one of the newest SCACD stamps from Eyes of Fable Collection and this is “Vintage Eyes”….she got colored up Addams Family Style!!  Sing it with me…and I’m SORRY if you have it going thru your head ALL DAY LONG…LIKE ME! LOL!

They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky,
The Addams Family.
(snap snap)

I used older papers from MME “Meadowlark” and inked them all with gray ink and distressed the edges.  Then I pulled out my creepiest embellies LOL…black tulle, flowers airbrushed black, a hatpin, black stickles and a Marianne Designs vine die.  I stamped a cobweb stamp around the main image & used Viva Décor Pearl Pen in black to add pearls to the web, her buttons & her hair.  Yes, yes I know Morticia wore only black but I HAD to have a bit of contrast in her hair and dress so I used Copics R29,R22,R20 with W5 to deepen it.  And I changed the pretty flower to my version of a Venus Flytrap LOL…they always had kooky, mean plants so I HAD to change it a bit!  The fun sentiment is from an old MFT set I had and it says “Totally Witchin’”.  The shine in her eyes isn’t wickedness hee hee but Diamond Glaze!

I'm entering this into the following fab spooky challenges:

Ok so I am the last girly on the hop today…if you want to start at the beginning go to Danni’s blog HERE
And make sure to enter for all the yummy blog candies I mentioned at the top of my post!!

Let's finish up the song…let’s sing together LOL:
Their house is a museum
Where people come to see 'em
They really are a scream
The Addams Family.  (snap snap)
So get a witches shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We're gonna pay a call on
The Addams Family. (snap snap)


  1. Oh, great, first Tina, now you. I had her song in my head all day, and now yours will be in my head when I go to sleep. Sigh....
    Love your card, though--love the design, embellies, distressing, image and (DUH) coloring. :^)
    Glad you had a fun getaway. Now tell this song to getaway outa my head! :^P
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Love the "darkness" in your card Suzanne and glad you were able to get some "me" time in.

  3. Oh damn I missed the naked cowboy when I was in NY!! LOL!! Absolutely love your card!! Your colouring is gorgeous!! Stay safe from Frankenstorm!! HUgsxx

  4. Gorgeous card, Suzanne. :) I've always loved the Addams Family too. :D

  5. wonderful Suzanne. Love the finished product, I always thought that was the most fun show.
    ok, naked cowboy, ROFLOL!!!

  6. Georgeous! I have always liked black and whites and this is perfect for Hallowe'en. I often think of using hat pins in my cards but never quite get around to it. Perhaps you card will inspire me to try it out! Glad your wrist is better.

  7. So glad you got your "getaway". Don't you just love NYC. Never a dull moment. Glad you are back on the mend. Hopefully the storm will just be "blown" out of proportion and will pass all by leaving everyone in it's path safe and sound WITH ELECTRICITY. Glad you can color once again. Have a good weekend.

  8. I hope you got a chance to visit the Ink Pad and M&J Trimmings! NYC is a great place to unwind.

    I love the Addams family and love how you turned "Vintage Eyes" into Morticia. She looks fabulous in mostly black.

    I also love all your wonderful creepy black embellishments. They're perfect for this card!

  9. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Definitely an Addams Family fan too. :) Love this Morticia inspired card! Gorgeous colouring and your choice of all those black embellishments with hints of antiqued metal is PERFECT!!

  11. What?!?!? Did you really know ALL the words or did you Google 'em? LOL!!! I'm going, da da da dum *snap snap*
    da da da dum *snap snap* That's about the extent of it hee hee...

    Awesome card with all the 'pretties' and so well put together!!!

  12. Just love this card... Great image and always colored so beautifully!! Loved that show again.. So glad you got away to the city... hope all is well. Getting candles and emergency supplies ready for the storm here too! Stay safe Suzanne!! Hugs, Ann Marie

  13. LOVE your card. LOVE the Addams family! Your take on Morticia is wonderful!

  14. Okay, you've gotto promise that the next time you are in town (NYC) that you'll let me know so we can meet up! I am glad you had a good visit though.

    You take on Morticia is wonderful! Love all the additions like the Venus flytrap, the glossy accents in the eyes, etc. . .

  15. What a great hubby you have Suzanne. Glad you had such a fun time! We saw that cowboy in May and I took a pic for one of my friends here! Adorable card!

  16. What a beauty.
    Thank you for joining us at Shelly's Images. Please come back and join us again real soon.
    Hugs, Marianne

  17. I'm glad you had a nice trip!! Love. The Adams fsmlly ides!! Never missed it when it was on !!!

  18. Ohh my gosh, The Addams Family was the favorite show in the house, also The Munsters. Love, love, love this card. I think that touch of maroon is perfect.

  19. Oh dear, now I'm singing and Great idea - beautifully creepy card! Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

  20. Great images and awesome coloring, but what really strikes me are your fabulous embellishments! What a beautiful card.

  21. Great haloween card Suzanne!
    thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  22. Wowee Suzanne, this is SUPER SPOOKTACULAR... I absolutely LOVE all the black, the die cuts, but mostly your Beautiful coloring and shading... Breath taking for sure!
    Thanks so much for the Fun blog hop.

  23. Gorgeous coloring and your over the top embellies make me swoon! Fabulous card. I sure did love that tv show. I'll be singing that all day now. LOL xxD

    P.S. Looks like you had a fun trip to the city. HeeHee!

  24. Wonderful image and I love the black, white and grey colors you chose. Thank you so much for playing in our Halloween challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  25. Absolutely love your layering and added touches that makes this such a beautiful card!! And yes, loved the Addams family, too!

  26. I love how dark and fun this is and the layers and texture are amazing. The dress is gorgeous the way you colored it!! Great card. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week.

  27. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  28. What a lovely scary card!!
    Bueatifull colloring!
    Thanks for playing along at Shelly's Images!
    Hope you join us again next time.

    Hugs Priscilla
    Shelly's Images DT

  29. Hey Suzanne! Congratulations on winning last week's Ai Challenge!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


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

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