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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sneaky Peek from The Cat's Pajamas

Well, long time no blog, right? I was on a roll last week, but this week--not so much. I didn't mention it, but I went out of town last Friday on my annual scrapbooking retreat to Pine Cove. We had a great time, until we decided to leave a "leeetle" early on Sunday, as we were due to have some wintery weather come in to East Texas (where we were). Since the weathermen seem to cry wolf around here quite a bit, we were hesitant, but the minute we saw sleet coming down, that was another story and we hightailed it on outta there.

It was a GOOD THING--look what we drove through! (not the best pictures because I was not ABOUT to roll my window down while we were driving!) It was non-stop BIG snowflakes, icy roads, fog and it just seemed like you couldn't open your eyes big enough to see in front of you! Yes, we drove like that for 2 hours! It was nerve-wracking and I wasn't even the one driving. My friend Sheila did an incredible job to get us home safely despite the 8 spun out cars and 2 wrecks we saw along the way. The snow was beautiful, but I don't care to ever go through that again!

So when Monday came, I had a migraine from all of that and it's still trying to hang on, but I was able to make a fun Sneaky Peek card for The Cat's Pajamas last night using the soon to be released set, Spring Rain. It's super cute and will be releasing on January 18th along with 7 other sets and 2 new CutUps dies.

Anyway, I thought it was QUITE appropriate for today with my little story, as I used my favorite sentiment from the set--"I can see clearly now". Just seems like the inside should say, "the SNOW is gone"!

Ok well, we just got home from taking Audrie to the doctor for I'm not sure what--fever, headache and backache. ??? It was sort of inconclusive. She may just be on the cusp of getting sick or just have a mild head cold. I'm going to go snuggle with her for a while. Check out Alma's blog for links to all the girls' Sneaky Peeks throughout the day!

I almost forgot too--This is for this week's TCP Tuesday Challenge! Jen is our Hostess with the Mostess and she has challenged us to use ribbon in a different way other than for a bow. I did my famous "Ribbon-Button-Loopy-Thingy" embellishment and layered it with the new Heart Trio CutUps die. Check out Jen's blog for all the details on how ya'll can play along to be next month's Swanky Stamper and put some Cat Cash in your (hot) pocket!

You may also notice the sketch looks familiar. It's Jen's Sketch For You To Try for JANUARY! We've already had some GREAT participation, but you have all month, so why not join the fun?--Find out how HERE! Man, that Jen is one crafty cat!

SUSIE Q-TIP: When traveling through snow and ice, it's helpful to drive behind a big Winnebago RV. They have already crushed the ice and made nice tracks in the snow for your car. When they exit onto a road you know was once there but now cannot see, pray for them and grip the steering wheel tighter.

Stamps: Spring Rain (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream (PTI), Orange Fizz, Pink Lemonade (MFT), Alphabet Soup (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Heart Trio CutUps Die (The Cat's Pajamas), Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Large Dot Embossing Folder, Cotton Candy Divine Twine (The Cat's Pajamas), White Buttons, Copic Markers, Aqua Mist Ribbon (PTI), Red Flatback Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 5" Square


  1. glad you are safe! and your card sure warms me up! we got pounded again yesterday and brrrrrr! love this, Susan.

  2. That is so beautiful. Your coloring is awesome.

  3. this is super cuteness, susie! love the bright and cheerful colors!

  4. Honestly...honestly... I don't think you have EVER made a bad card!! She is soooo adorable!! Yikes... the snow, we had some here in Charlotte and no, I didn't drive in it...!! Glad you're home safe!!

  5. Ohhh, love the different texture elements with the stitchy border and embossing and buttons. Very very cute!

  6. Totally cute Susie!! Love the bright colors - especially that orange panel!! Glad you made it home safely! :)


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