Hello everyone and a very happy Friday to you all! While you are reading this I am hopefully on the road with my family to Hilton Head Island, SC for 2 weeks--YAY! I have been counting down the days and hours and I'm so excited to get there! We have to drop the dogs off at my mom's on the way down (she's my dog-sitter, lol) and then we'll be stopping overnight in NC just to break the trip up a bit. Ever traveled with two arguing siblings who are both teens and drive you NUTS--well that's why we're breaking it up into 6 hour segments, LOL! Then we'll be at our rental house in SC on Saturday--gotta check in and get groceries and all that good stuff so we can start the vacation on Sunday :)
Anywho, I have lots of post scheduled for while I'm away so please stop by regularly to check in! I'll also be adding vacation pictures here and there in my posts if you want to see those as well, LOL--I have a little bit of a surprise for you when you see me--you might not recognize me, LOL! Want to guess what's changed? The correct guesser (1 correct guesser will be picked randomly) will win a $25 gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund when I get back home!!
-Winner of the Magnolia Blog Candy (from this post here) is Eleanor Jenkins of "Stamping in Virginia"! Virginia, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your info so I can get the goodies out to you when I get home! I had sooooooooo much fun reading what everyone would do with lottery winnings--thanks for entering and giving me smiles. I would give money to all my relatives, move to SC, travel Europe for the summer and donate bunches of money to all my favorite charities and then JUST CHILL & RELAX, lol!
-Winner of the I Brake For Stamps Gift Certificate (from this post here) is Donna of "Indiana Inking"!! Email me your info so I can get the $20 gift cert. sent to you ASAP! Thanks to all for entering and telling me about your backyard projects--looks like a lot of you will be very BUSY this summer :)
I have the Copic Summer Special still going on at the Color Me Creative Classroom thru June 28th!
Well today is the day everyone! The new release from Elisabeth Bell for SCACD is available at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design today HERE--these are too cute I tell ya!
So I get to show off this fabulous and beautiful carousel horse in the new collection is called "Carousel Dreams"--isn't it gorgeous and FUN to color too! There are so many variations and colors you can make this image to fit many occasions--I decided to create a Welcome Baby card for you today. But it would be fabulous for birthdays, thank yous, invites and more.
All my papers I've used are NEW from Memory Box called "Gossamer"--isn't the name fabby too--and the soft colors and patterns are to die for! I love Memory Box papers, great quality and beautiful designs! I distressed all the edges with my Zutter Distress It tool (it is one of my fave new tools I tell ya, lol) and then I lightly inked the edge with a light brown SU ink (creamy caramel-my fave). The double bow was done by wrapping 2 colors of ribbon around my Bow Easy tool and then I added a Prima Pearl Center to the middle of it.
That fun scroll is a chipboard piece by Maya Road--see them here--there are soooo many cute designs and they are fun to embellish too. I painted mine with cream acrylic paint, spritzed it with the new Maya Road Mists (in Iridescent Pearl) and then rubbed some brown ink on them. These new Maya Road Mists are SUPER sparkly and such pretty colors--they don't clog and have a shaker ball inside (no weird smells either, lol).
I colored this beauty with Copics and then I added Viva Decor Pearl Pen (in cream) to the centers of each flower to create small seed pearls. The saddle and other straps all got some stardust stickles for sparkle--gotta have a little baby bling, lol!
Hope you liked the project today and now you need to hop on to Marti's Blog HERE! I'll be back on Monday with a new post for you so have a great weekend!