Hello all you fabulous friends! Let's talk about music and books today, 'kay!? I LOVE Music--all kinds, I really don't discriminate at all ('cept maybe heavy duty rap) although I do love Jay Z's kind of rapping, the heavier stuff not so much. I have over 11,000 songs on my Ipod--GASP--and there is a bit of everything. I was adding some new songs to my Ipod last night while I was burning the midnight oil finishing projects and realized what a group of music I have. They say your Ipod music list says a lot about you...........hmmmmmmm......this just means that I am totally ADD and all over the place even in my music, LMBO! I have folk, punk, pop, oldies, classical, rap, R&B, country, retro--you name it and I probably love it and know the words to it. I have a freaky talent where I can hear a song once and remember all the words even 20 years later---it drives my daughter CRAZY, lol! Last night I was listening to Lady GaGa, Bon Jovi, Dixie Chicks, Beyonce, Michael Jackson and Barry Manilow--I hear you laughing but yes I do like Barry Manilow (Copacopacabana) hee hee! I think they need a Broadway show made to all his music like they have for Green Day, Abba, Billy Joel, etc.
If you like Lady GaGa or just really like to see very talented kids do their thing--take the time to watch the YouTube video below--this 12 year old boy is awesome (better than Gaga herself) and make sure to watch the classmates faces while he's singing (I think they're a little shocked, lol)! I think he's fabulous and most stars can't sing that well live w/o a band KWIM--he's gonna be on Ellen DeGeneres' show on Thursday & I'll be watching!
Now let's chat about some books--even with working a ton of hours lately I find time to read before bed. Everyone always asks me how I have time to read and I don't really, but I make time for things that I love. It's the only time I get for "me" when everyone is asleep and no one needs anything, KWIM? Some nights I read wayyyyyyy too late when I should be sleeping, but a good book is always worth it. If any of you have read the Debbie MaComber series "Cedar Cove or Blossom Street" books then YOU WILL LOVE her new book called "Hannah's List"--I read it in one night and it was fabulous. I also found a new series to obsess over called "Sweet Magnolias" set in my fave South Carolina by Sherryl Woods--so far I'm on book 4 and they will suck you right in, really good. Make sure to read them in order though--that's important! If you want more mystery & action than you MUST read "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson and the next one is "Girl That Played with Fire"--AWESOME, page-turners, sad to see them end! Can't wait for the new one to come out on May 25th--yes it's pre-ordered on my Kindle! All of these books are available on the Kindle--my true love, shhhh...don't tell hubby but it's the best gift he's EVER given me, lol!
-Susana has MORE NEW GOODIES in stock for you to peruse and buy, hee hee! Fabulous new Kaisercraft paper pads (love that gypsy sister--it's mine for sure) and 7 Gypsies paper pads as well!
This card was made for Try It Out Thursday--yep I said Thursday. The DT has split into 2 groups and will be doing these challenges on Tuesday & Thursday--my day is Thursday :) Starting next week on the store blog you will also be able to join in and link your card on the blog--first week of every month there will be a prize as well so we hope you'll all stop by and take part!
I've used this new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD cutie called "Me & My Buddy"--LOVE THIS! Gotta love a gal with her doggie--too cute! The challenge this week was to create a Springtime project--well I only had time to make a card so pretend the gift is invisible, lol! I used some of my fave Basic Grey "Bittersweet" papers for my card--love those colors. I layered some Prima flowers with Prima Cameo roses and added some swirls in cream made with some Spellbinder's dies. The trim was done with one of my fave MS border punches--love it! I added some ribbon tags for fun and left off a sentiment so this could be used for any occasion. I also like to skew my layers on occasion--it's just fun!!
This cutie is colored with Copics (I don't remember exactly all the colors-but will add the rest in tomorrow)--the hair was done with E25,E31 & E50 and doggie too with the addition of E53. I like to paper piece sometimes--it's fun and makes a nice matchy statement! Make sure to shadow/shade your paper piecing so it doesn't look weird, OK? I shaded with W1,R00, & R20 and also created shadowing around the image (see Magnolia post below for this). Then I stamped a few swirls in pink ink around the image's end and added Viva Decor glitter liner in holographic to them for bling!
Hope you liked today's project---now hop over to the store blog to see the rest of the DT's projects!