A Howdy Hello and Happy Friday to you all! Sorry I’ve been absent but I got back from San Francisco both jet-lagged and with a sinus infection. So that meant I basically drugged myself every night with Nyquil to try and get cleared up for this weekend LOL—that meant no blog posts (well ones that made some sense anywho). But I’m feeling better and happy to be off today at noon with my mom and Alexa to go see Luke Bryan in concert tonight. FRONT ROW BABY—oh yeah—yep I’m wearing my big JUST IN CASE, cuz you never know when the drool might start LMBO! I’m so excited that I’m just giddy I tell ya! You can bet that I will have all kinds of pics to share with you of him
San Jose was fabulous---waving hi to all the gals out there, thanks for making my time there so much fun & enjoyable. I got to go to dinner with my friend Irina Blount of La La Land Stamps on Friday night---it was so warm we sat outside at the restaurant to enjoy dinner. Always good to catch up with her. And San Francisco was everything I thought it would be and I got to spend the day with my pal Patricia of The Paper Temptress. I MADE IT TO THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (which I happily crossed off my bucket list) I was so excited I was shaking, you have no idea what that meant to me. To be able to travel and see so many things I thought I might not ever get to do or experience is HUGE to me and I am blessed and thankful for each experience. I will ALL of my pics and YEP I have a few fun stories for ya on Sunday—it’s a release day so I don’t want to take up my whole post with my stories today hee hee (cuz it will be LONG)! But I will leave you with a pic of the Bridge—there’s just something magical about it that I cannot convey but maybe the picture will. Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Today is RELEASE DAY for SCACD featuring Victoria Case—this new collection of fabulous ladies is called “Classic Retro Crew”! These gals are fabulous, with lots of sass and flash—I just love ‘em! And there is a 2nd new collection called “Street Views”—some great town and city stamps that are perfect used alone or paired up with other stamps! The DT is celebrating with a super fun blog hop so make sure to hop along the DT blogs today to see all these stamps in action. You can always stop by the store blog HERE if you get lost!!
I got to use these two called “Sass & Swagger” and “City Skyline” on my project today! I love the CITY but I love the COUNTRY too---I am comfortable in either place but I could never just have one in my life. I don’t think I could live full-time in the city but I sure like to spend time there—there is such a great energy in cities. Its exciting, rushed and electric and I love that feeling. BUT it can become overwhelming and too much so I need a dose of the slow, laid-back country life too to balance it all out. I’m like that in many aspects of my life—a good balance of both keeps Suzanne a happy girl LOL.
I knew I wanted to use lots of black in my project—it can be both modern and flashy when paired with bold colors, just like a city! My papers are from Kaisercraft’s “Chapter One” series (15% off right now) and I loved the pops of bright green and aqua with the blacks, kinda cool & slick! The black cardstock was embossed with a large CB embossing folder and the card base is silver cs for more sparkle. The sentiment is an older one from Sweet Stamps that I embossed in white on the black cs. A few rhinestones add a bit more bling to it all—it’s the city baby so lots of bling is always GOOD! LOL! I loved the graphic feel of the blacks and pops of color of the papers that I didn’t add many embellishments—it would’ve taken away from the main images.
So both the city skyline and the chic “Sass n Swagger” gal got colored up with Copics. I envisioned her in black leather pants and jacket (I want Santa to bring me a black leather jacket for Xmas….hear that hubby…errrr….Santa) with a sparkly bustier. Perfect for a night out on the town in the city!! Both got coats of Diamond Glaze as well to make them shiny (her eyes did too). Some of the city buildings I coated in diamond glaze and stickles to really make them pop. One of my favorite views of the NYC skyline is from Central Park West—there are some huge boulders near the lake and when you look above the trees you see the gorgeous buildings of the city. Its such a great juxtaposition of city and nature in one view—just awesome and that’s what this image reminds me of. For copics I used: C9,C7,C5,C3,C1 / W7,W5,W3,W1 / BG72,BG11,BG10 / E11,E00,E25,E31,E50 / G99,YG67,YG95,YG91,YG03,G20.