Helllooooo and Happy Friday to you all! I'm so thrilled that the weekend is here I tell ya! Although I have a lot of work to get done, I can sleep in a bit and hang with the family! Tomorrow my daughter has her All-District Chorus concert which will be nice--I always enjoy those. She picked out her high school curriculum yesterday---woweee---can't believe she starts high school in the fall, where the heck did time go?! These classes they take in high school now, so much work and so much pressure on these young kids---I worry about them! Between all the nastiness out there, the peer pressure, social pressure and school pressure it's no wonder teens have a tough time of it these days---SUCCESS is forced down their throats so much ya know. I continue to tell my kids that I want them to do well in school but I want them to be successful in what THEY WANT to do you know. My dad always told me that if I pursued art as a career it would take me nowhere--LOL--well, Dad guess what---look where I am now and all the wonderful things I get to take part in :o) You really have to pursue what you love and I truly believe that--passion is the key to living life well!! And now I'll get off my preachy podium, hee hee!
OMGoodness I've been overwhelmed with all the comments and emails that I've gotten about the magazine/newsletter and my Copic Classes that I am STUNNED I tell ya! I'm so thrilled that so many of you are as excited as I am and looking forward to it all! And thank you all for your kind and encouraging words--it means ALOT to me!!
-I will have Copic Class Descriptions with prices and supply lists up on my blog very soon--so you can have an idea of everything and be prepared! There is NO waiting list, you will be able to take the classes whenever you'd like for as long as you like (within a year) :o) I promise you, they will NOT disappoint and you will be a pro at Copics when you finish the classes!!
-The classes will be on a separate site, NOT here on my blog! There will be links on my blog to the site though and I will announce it on my blog so don't worry, hee hee!
-IF and ONLY IF, you have taken a Copic class with me at my home (or plan to) you can also register for the classes at a VERY discounted and low rate--so you will have access to all the pdf files and videos as well. When the site is up and running and if this is something you want to do, you can email me separately for an invoice.
-I will STILL DO MY BLOG!! I will still do YouTube videos, I will still be designing---yes I have alot on my plate but nothing will change here at ScrapBitz!!
-Marti & I are looking for ideas, submissions and projects for our first issue! If you want to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org this is what I am looking for (pictures must be clear and bright) and please tag your email subject lines as stated below:
**craft room pictures (subject line: craft room)
**projects that SHIMMER & SPARKLE (subject line: shimmer)
**what questions you might have about a particular product, tool or technique (subject line: question)
**if you specialize in a craft technique let me know if you'd like to share a project that showcases that technique (subject line: special technique) and/or if you would like to do a coordinating video
**if you know someone that might want to share their talent, let THEM know :o)
**NEW Video on Glass Effects Gel and Glitter Liners HERE!!***
HERE, you will see this cute baby onesie that I did. I used the PTI set "Baby Button Bits" to create a custom baby gift and card. The paper is also by PTI.
"Baby Button Bits", added some PTI buttons after coloring with Copics and some stickles to the leaves. Then I added some Pearl Pen (in ice white) to the stems of the flower--I LOVE these Pearl Pens! Why? You can create your own pearls (and you know how I luv 'em)--any size, any color! The fun ribbon is from Michaels and I used my Bow Easy to make that nice bow ;o)
The Pearl Pen is WASHABLE (cool & gently cycle/no dryer)--they do not come off no matter how hard you try AND they are hard, you can not indent them or damage them! Cool huh!! I have soooo many fabric projects I'm going to use these on--tote bags, towels, t-shirts not to mention you can use them on any textile (including leather), wood, acrylic, paper and glass surfaces! You can check them out HERE! Watch my video on them HERE!
I Brake For Stamps--the Humorous Seniors line! I just love these old folks--they give me a good laugh everytime! Here's a secret I'll let you in on...shhh...I want to learn to knit so I've signed up for a class at my JoAnn's, hee hee! I've been wanting to do it for awhile so I saw the ad and went in and signed up--we'll see how I do,LOL! My grandma taught me when I was young but all I ever made was VERY LONG STRING, LMBO!
"Knitting Jane with Cat"--this might be me in 30 years, LMBO!! I paper pieced the chair to match using papers from SEI. Isn't that sentiment fun--it CRACKS me up I tell ya! You can find the entire Humorous Seniors Line HERE and don't forget to use the Coupon Code "SAVE10SUZANNE" to get 10% off your entire order!! And yes, I created all those pearls with my Pearl Pen in ice white--love that pen! I also used some Smooch Illuminate Paint on the yarn and chair too and some stickles on her slippers!
That's it from me today---I'll see ya tomorrow!