Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Lil' Sweetheart!

Happy Wednesday to you all!  WOWZA it is warm up in VA...68 degs today & 69 degs yesterday and sunny to boot.  I realized how much my body was craving the warmth and was awesome!  I took dogs for a long walk and had a few windows open in the house to let the winter-stink out LOL!  Boy I cannot wait for spring...course by Friday its supposed to be freezing and snowing again...oh lordy!

Thanks for the advice on the nightmares..amazingly I have a Dreamcatcher hangin on my side of the bed...but perhaps I just need a BIGGER one and it needs to be centered LOL. Perhaps hubby's bad muju is creepin over to my side..who knows because that man is sweeter than pie when he's awake but some nights his "evil" comes out in his sleep!  He snores..yes I will admit it..the man snores terribly when he's on his back and he "fake-rolls-over" like he thinks I don't know...pfffft.  So I will poke him with my fingernails or sometimes I will take a swing at his arm because I'm irritated..really irritated.  Then he yells evil things he'd NEVER DARE to say to my face LOL...he doesn't believe me that he does it and he laughs.  Well much to his surprise I videotaped him with my iPhone one night and then gaily played it back to him...yeah he was blushin cuz there was NO getting out of that sirreee mister LMBO!  But it is a bit funny to hear him be nasty when even I know that's not his usual mode...but sorry honey cuz I GOTCHA on video ;)!!!!

Today is cleaning and grocery shopping day...not my fave...nope LOL.  But its stuff that has to get done & I HATE clutter and dirt and I like my pantry super-packed along with my two freezers.  If ever there is an emergency y'all can bunk at my house cuz at any given moment I could probably feed 50 people for a few weeks.  I have a weird quirk about that..I like my pantry stocked along with my freezers...if they are not I kinda have a mini-mental-freak-out.  I'm pretty sure I got this from my mom (waving hi mom) cuz she has always been the same way LOL.  Doesn't mean that I don't go out 1-2 x a week to buy fresh produce & meats because I do.  And I have TEENS IN MY HOUSE ALL THE TIME EATING EVERYTHING LIKE FOOD IS GOING OUT OF BIZNESS I tell ya!  But I hate to NOT have an ingredient when I want to make something...I'm spur of the moment sometimes and DARN that Pinterest because I'll pin something and have to have it made that night.  Not only is Pinterest a time-sucker but it seriously makes me feel like a loser and a sloth...I pin so many things yet have so little time to do them all...makes me feel like a bum.  BUT I have hope and faith that some day I will get to the most important ones right? bwahahaha And I feel like I get a lot done most days but maybe not enough hmmm?  I am a regular reader of the blog "I Heart Organizing" and that woman makes me feel like the most sloth-like-un-organized-woman on the planet.  And I'm pretty good at organizing & clearing out clutter but obvs nothing like that lady...however I keep reading because it motivates me to BE better even if I feel slightly like a failure when I'm done  ;)


-Come join the NEW CMC Classrom Facebook Page HERE...everyone can join in and post their projects, ask questions and chat with others.  Its a free-for-all in there I tell ya LOL!  When we get to 500 members I will give away some fab prizes & maybe a free class or two.

-Also I'll be in Florida teaching in March...stay tuned for dates/times/ will be 2 new classes...I'll have info up by Friday!


My Lil Sweetheart!

This is my Valentine project for today..I'm not real big on Valentines Day (shhhhh don't tell lol).  I always celebrated with the kids and made them heart sandwiches/goodies and got them cupid prezzies and such when they were little.  But to me for hubby to shower me with love & gifts should NOT just happen on one day during the year...ppffflllllllttt....that needs to happen a heck-of-a-lot-more-often than that KWIM LOL!  So while we may have dinner together alone we don't go overboard...not my style..I'm a party-pooper that way but I prefer to sprinkle nice things all year long!  BUT I love, love cute Valentine images and projects...I of course love to make them even if I may not give them out haahahaha!  But I had a good time coloring this cutie-pie Saturated Canary digi called "Hugs & Kisses"..she was a freebie but is up in her shop now (use code LOVE20 for 20% off if you're quick and need it).

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

I used red-oranges/corals/peaches/soft grays for this card...a different take on the usual Valentine colors..cuz I like to mix it up like that heehee!  The papers are all by Authentique 'Carefree'..I loved the color combos and fun patterns including that woodgrain pattern.  Then I went to town decorating and figuring out the layout (I always pick papers first, then color, then start figuring layout, etc).  All the heart cut-outs were done with SBs dies, the gray swirls are a Memory Box die "La Rue Flourish" that I gave a nice coat of Stickles for sparkle.  Yes I distressed with my Zutter Distress machine cuz you know I wuvvvvsss it!  The ribbon, cs and sentiment are from PTI and I also inked my papers with PTI's Fresh Snow ink.  Inking around your image & inking your papers gives them a whole 'nother layer...sometimes its the final touch you need and it can ground the image as well a bit.  I ink around my images with my Inkssentials Blending tool (TIP: I call it faux-airbrushing on the cheap) but I never ever have an image that I don't use it on...I usually pat it on my SU pads and ink around my image (make sure you start on scrap paper in circles..if you start on the paper you get the harsh lines you won't want ok).

She got colored with Copics:  R08,R05,R02,R000 / C9,C7,C5,C3,C1 / E59,E39,E35,E31,YR20 / E11,E00,R20 / W7 & W5 to shadow everything.  I used Diamond Glaze on her eyes, boots and hearts...then I sprinkled Glamour Dust (best stuff ever) in the glaze on the hearts for pretty sparkle.  Then I added Stickles around edge of image, pony-tail holders and heart trims.

That is all for me today...will see you back here on Friday!  Then I'm off to Baltimore for the weekend with the family....we are celebrating the SuperBowl in Purple Nation baby...GO RAVENS!!


  1. WOW!!! Stunning card Suzanne..Loz

  2. Cute card. OMG, it looks like hours of work. I could not stop laughing about your DH's not so nice comments in his sleep. And I laughed even more when you showed him the proof. ROTFL.

  3. What a beautiful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Gorgeous as always Suzanne. Miss being able to join in on things CMC. Check in once in awhile. You're the best girl!

  5. What a beautiful card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Just beautiful Suzanne, i love the colours and pretty paper, just gotta love that image so glad I have it too! Have an awesome week
    Hugs Julie P

  7. Well, I'm back to commenting on my fav blogs. Went to the hospital for an outpatient surgical procedure and ended up admitted for three days before they could do it. Been home for a week and get stitches out tomorrow. This new ICD has a 12 year battery life so yahoo to that. Soon I'll be back to my crafting and then posting to my own blog.

    Love this card, colors are perfect. I got her also, but haven't done her up yet, obviously. Missed the whole CMC Christmas thing and the last couple book chats.

    I have got to get that swirl die, you use it frequently and I just love it.

  8. This is a gorgeous card, fabulous image and great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  9. My hubby snores too, but he does wake up enough to roll over if I push him or say something, LOL. Your card is delightful, a lovely layout, fab colours and that image is very sweet!!! Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the 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!
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  10. Great card as always, Suzanne. I love how you did her hair. It is a great image. Krista is so talented; as are you.

    Thanks for getting girly with us at Creative Card Crew.


  11. Fabulous card Sue coloring well the best as always, all the special touches made this card extraordinary. Your the BOMB!!!

  12. OMGoodness, Suzanne. She's just adorable. Made me go get her for my collection. :) Love your design and always the best coloring!
    I had to laugh, my DH snores too. So annoying and wakes me up but he doesn't have a Mr. Hide attitude during the night...LOL...Like you too, gotta have the pantry/freezer filled. Of course, I fill mine cuz I never know when I'll get to town if we have a blizzard out here in the middle of nowhere. Nearest GS is 12 miles away and dirt roads to boot.

  13. Oh Suzanne, she is sooo adorable. I love everything (as usual) about this card...I never stop learning when I look at your work! RIght now I am so determined to master the Silhouette.. what a learning curve for me but I got some good tips for classes from the CMC classroom site and the tutorials helped tremendously! As always, thank you for your inspiration! xxx Ann Marie

  14. A very pretty card indeed. Loads of interest and of course pretty colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  15. Gorgeous card Suzanne, colored so beautifully as always. Caught you on MIM. hug,x

  16. You can't get more girly than this! It's fabulous

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our girly challenge

    Margaret xx

  17. Suzanne, this is just fabulous and I'm such a huge fan of your work. Your colouring is just genius!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    *Crafty hugs*


  18. Aww, so cute and adorable! Thank you so much for joining our "Hearts Galore" Challenge over at Bearly Mine. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  19. Thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash's Valentine, love, red, hearts challenge this week - always love your projects hun! Great colouring and awesome image!


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

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