Saturday, May 28, 2011

Make it Monday #16

Hey there.  I do not like making Sympathy cards but unfortunately I needed one.  
This is also for the Make it Monday over on PTI.

I love how the woodgrain impression plate was the perfect finishing touch.

Have a GREAT Memorial Day weekend!!

Sue Ann

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Papertrey May Blog Hop

Gracious it has been a few months since I have joined in on the fun with the blog hop but I had to make a card today so here I am at the HOP.  When I say that I always think of a sock hop with bobby socks, a poodle skirt, a scarf tied around my neck and a ponytail ....... 

This really could have been a quick card but Ava's Jessie ( Toy Story 3 ) got a chip in the head, Anton wanted me to do some karate moves, they both needed lunch and Curt and I were having a laugh about some nonsense so it took a good part of the day ....... Jessie is still on the mend and I did not fall down kicking over his head so we are having a successful day.  

Here is my card featuring FLOWERS

And since we are showcasing flowers this is one of my favorite photos from our garden in NY.

Montauk Daisy

I have BBQ chicken quesadilla's on the menu for tonight ..... 

Have a great rest of the week!!!
Sue Ann

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Merry!!

I hope this year is your best one yet!
Celebrate you.
I hope that your year is filled with many good times, tons of hugs and kisses, laughing so hard that you cry and of course many PTI goodies!!
Cheers Merry!!!

~And do not forget the cake~

We are having a blog hop for our friend Merry over on the Papertrey Ink MB, come on over and see who else is sending some Birthday LOVE to Merry!!!!


Friday, May 20, 2011

CAS-ual Friday

Not sure how I pulled this off but I crafted a card today and
 I am updating my blog for the 3rd time this week. 

While checking out my g-reader this morning, I saw that this weeks challenge on the
 CAS-ual Fridays blog was 
What girl does not like a little bling.  
I have to admit I am not really a CAS kinda girl so I had to think about this card.
Enter treadmill...... 

 thankfully this came to me in a 1/2 hour :)

Here is my take on the challenge:

I put a thin pure poppy matte under the top layer and those 2 layers were
attached with pop dots.
I think I need a new blade on my paper trimmer although this one is not too old but 
I am tired of sanding rough paper!!!  

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Peace and Chevron Stripes

What ....... twice in one week??  Yep, twice in one week.

Today is a card that I sent to my girls over at lululemon.  I love this store and their workout clothes are the best.  I was in the one here in Raleigh recently and LOVE those girls..... they are so sweet and I know we are going to have a fun relationship.

This is also going to be for the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, you can find the post here.

I feel that I am always at my best when the things are peaking.  Like the one time when I was working for American Airlines we had a plane out on the runway/tarmac and flames came out of the engine.  It was a Sunday so the airport managers were not there so I kicked right in to high gear ( with my 3 inch heels I might add ) and organized the whole deployment on the field and lost a contact.  I thought I was just doing whatever and the next day all the managers of the airport were talking about how calm I kept the situation.  I could write a blog just on working for American Airlines really a whole book.

Here is my one and only Anton.  
He loves his Star Wars magnet figures so I had an empty tea box and I covered it with black paper that I had heat embossed with white stars from the Let Freedom Ring set.  He puts them all over the sides and when he is done playing he puts them all in the box.

And my beautiful Asparagus that I picked up at the farmers market on Tuesday...... so YUMMY.  I bought enough for 2 nights.  Last night I drizzled it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a pinch of salt and some AMAZING parmigiano reggiano and baked it for like 20 minutes on 400.  The cheese is all crispy on the top ........ believe me I was doing plenty of tasting standing at the oven.

Have a great day.  
I am off to burn some calories at a Zumba class. 
 Thankfully my sister will not be there because I would burn more calories from laughing.  

Monday, May 16, 2011

Better late than never!!

Gracious I have really been trying to keep up with this whole blog world but seems lately there are not enough hours in the day.  I thought when we moved from NYC I would have so much more time but that is not the case at all.  

This post is for the April Papertrey Pals challenge, like I mentioned above better late than never :)   Our wonderful hostess this month was Liz and the challenge was to use some of our pattern paper that we have been saving for a rainy day.  Well just so happened back in April I needed to make cards for a gift to give to Emma's teacher, LOVE Mrs. Barnes........ she is the best and I am SO THANKFUL that we landed in her class when we got to NC.  

Here are a few of the cards that I made for her....

And here is a little of what I have been up to with my local partner in crime AKA my sister Lisa

This became.......
 that :)  

and the beautiful part is the farmer we bough our strawberries from uses no pesticides.
We are going back tomorrow to the famers market for more strawberries, I guess the 76 jars we made were not enough so we are going to make more to last each family for the year.
Asparagus is in season and they are AMAZING so I am going to pick up some asparagus and for dinner I am going to make sauteed' shrimp with my seasoning, asparagus, grape tomatoes served over pasta
I will buy enough strawberries to make a cream cheese strawberry tart YUMMO.

Last but not least I took a crazy cardio kickboxing class today and wore my heart rate monitor during the class......... OH MY LORD I burned 905 calories in 45 minutes.  Now that is just crazy talk right there but I for sure have earned a Spaten with dinner tonight.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Birthday LB~~

Today a couple of girls and I are celebrating Laurie's day with a blog hop dedicated to our wonderful, funny and creative friend.  

So what can I say about my friend Laurie ( I call her LB in my head ~~  there are tons of crazy conversations there but that is for another post )  Sure Laurie is creative and always blows us away with EVERY creation but she is also a fabby mommy ( yes I read all of your posts I do not just drool over the eye candy ) she is funny and for goodness sakes she is just an all around nice person!!!  I am so happy that I found my blog friend and one day I know we will finally get together and have a ton of laughs and I would say some margarita's!!!  I hope you have a fantastic day with your beautiful family and that you are treated like the Royalty that you are!!  Sending cyber hugs your way!!


And now here are a list of the girls also celebrating our sweet friend Laurie~~
Take a hop around and see all the love for your friend and mine.

Have a great day out there.  
The weather here is amazing and because I love ya so much LB I will have a nice ice cold Spaten for you at lunch today and make a special toast.