Friday, March 1, 2013

My Besties!!

Helllooooooo T.G.I.Friday right everyone? LOL...I have a do-nothing weekend...that doesn't mean I will do nothing of course, but no big plans!  We are going to IKEA on Sunday to get some goodies and hopefully find a new headboard for Riley's new bed.  I need to get him OUT and in his new room, he's like a giant sleeping in a toddler bed I swear.  I look in on him at night and its like the bed and room just SHRUNK with him in it.  Plus once he's finally out of his room, I get to take it over as my office #2...whoo hoo.  I already have the paint and goodies ready for it ;) and it will match my new blog's "Bitz of Me" color scheme.  I hope to find a desk at IKEA for the room and a bookshelf as well...I'm a fan of the Expedit system and we have the black versions in our basement.  They hold up well but aren't too expensive.  But I'm going junking for an antique buffet that I can paint & rough up for my office too...I want something a bit shabby chic in there for storage.  James starts sweating and getting nervous when I talk about this stuff cuz' he knows he's gotta put things together and move things up and downstairs.  But I'm TIRED of waiting and Riley is I'm gonna have to push him on this.  God love the man but he is not always the most motivated of people on the weekend when I want to tackle projects.  I wish I had a project-friend that lived closer so we could work on projects like this together and then trade off...that would be awesome.  Usually its me doing it by myself during the day when everyone is gone LOL...which can sometimes lead to all kinds of debacles ahahaha!  So stay tuned for that will all be documented on my other blog.

Pat, Me & Dana last year

The Big, Mad, Hissing Gator!

But I'm really looking forward to flying down to Naples, FL on Wednesday for a week in the sun with my two bestest buddies, Pat Jaynes and Dana Shaw.  This will be our third year doing this and we always have a BLAST and always lots of STORIES.  Last year our Everglades airboat ran over a GIGANTIC GATOR and we were in the front (dummies that we are) and the guy goes back to see if the gator is ok and pulls up RIGHT NEXT TO HIM...and the gator is HISSING LOUDLY cuz' duhhhh he is PEEVED alrighty.  And yours truly is the closest to him freaking out just a teeny bit...ok A LOT...I was pushing Pat & Dana off the end of the bench trying to MOVE AS FAR AS I COULD while those two are laughing hysterically.  Then the guide nonchalantly says "yeah did you know gators can jump up to 6 feet, pretty cool huh"....UMMM ARE YOU NUTS...then I was ready to walk on water at that point or run and about to have cardiac arrest.  Then they thought I was gonna hold the baby gator when we got back to the center...yeah no..not on my bucket list so don't care and don't wanna and I didn't LOL!  Good times...lord knows what may happen to us this time..perhaps we need some prayers yes? ;)


-My friend Jami Bova is still raising funds for the MS Bike Ride she is doing with her husband to raise monies for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.  By donating even a few dollars you are entered to win a NEW Kindle Fire and if you come back to my blog to let me know you donated you can be entered to win a $25 GC to  This is of course a cause near & dear to me and you can read more HERE!  Thanks!

-If you haven't checked out my new blog "Bitz of Me"...well you are welcome to LOL.  Its not a crafty blog but a lifestyle-story-everything-blog of fun!  There will be fun decorating and organizing projects I'm working on, recipes and fitness stuff, fashion and life name it and I'll probably be talking about it at some point (within reason people, let's not get all excited heehee)

-The CMC Challenge Group has a new challenge up today...everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.  Hop over to see the DTs fabulous projects, our guest designers and our fabulous sponsor Louby Lou Digital Designs (challenge is ANYTHING GOES COLORING) but the DT did all buggies & reptiles for a fun twist!!



So today I'm sharing a card that I made with a Sherri Baldy Designs Besties digi image called "Carley Rose"...isn't she a cutie? I'd soooo wear that outfit myself, I love it!  Sherri so kindly sent me this image and I just fell in love with her...her big eyes & retro outfit, too fun!  It took me longer to color her then normal...because I've been lifting weights and I swear everything on me HURTS LOL.  Including my forearms so I had to take breaks coloring her fun!

I'm entering her into the following challenges:

I used new papers from Authentique "Renew" (10% off too) that I, love, love this color combo and the patterns in this pack.  I distressed all the papers with my Zutter Distress machine for a little bit of shabby chic-ness.  The black swirls were made with a Magnolia Doohickey "Leaf & Swirl" die, the yellow swirls with a Memory Box "Elegant Scrollwork" die and the corner decorations were made with a La La Land die "Filigree Corner Die ".  I layered flowers and made some with my NEW Nellie Snellen "Floral" punches I just got using those!  The sentiment is from PTI (Paper Trey Ink).

She was colored with Copics: BG75,BG72,BG11,BG10 / Y15,Y11,Y00,E31 / E11,E00,RV11 / C9,C5,C3,C1 / E37,E35,E31,YR20.  Then I added some Diamond Glaze to her eyes and necklace, Stickles to the flowers and sash on the dress for sparkle.

Wishing you all a fabulous & happy weekend!!


  1. Your kidding me....Riley hasn't moved into the downstairs room yet LOL...he is moving downstairs isn't he? I thought that happened 6 months ago....I guess it is time LOL!
    the PaperTemptress

  2. Enjoy your freebie weekend Suzanne. Love the colors in this one.
    Hugs, Linda

    PS Don't eat the meatballs at IKEA. LOL

  3. gorgeous, love this collection too :)

    I laughed on your adventure with the croco, we saw many ones on our trip to New Orleans and the guide jus threw me a baby one on the back, I got sooooooo pissed/scared/red!!

  4. How fun, have a blast.
    Love this image, beautiful card.

  5. Ok love it.. but I can't pick which part best HAHA digi, colors or the dies...this is really great!!!!!

    Jackie P

  6. Wow! I just LOVE that color combo with the black! Very beautiful card.And that stamp image is just DARLING!

  7. Gorgeous card, the fabulous corner piece and swirls outstanding, and your coloring perfection as always.. Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend...

  8. I am terrified of alligators, Suzanne. I can imagine your terror when the guy says they can jump 6 feet. I would have pushed him out of his chair and drove the boat as far as possible.
    Love your gorgeous card. Cute image and you displayed her so beautifully; fab coloring as always. Love the layered flowers and swirly die cuts.
    Cathy Lee

  9. You made a super job on Carley Rose! I'm a huge Besties fan ;) and it's so great to see your take on them.
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Lovely colouring and a lovely colour combination on this oh so pretty card! Have fun in Naples!!! Hugs, Lesley

  11. Great card Suzanne! I hope your IKEA trip went well. I love the Expedit stuff too

  12. Fabulous card - stunning colour combo.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT and Divas this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  13. Suzanne, this is beautiful. Love your colors, so precious.

    Smiles Sher

  14. wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  15. Such a very pretty creation!

    Thank you for joining us in our Anything Goes With Ribbon Challenge at Crafty Ribbons.

    Karen. DT.xx


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

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