Hello and Happy Tuesday to you all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and your week is going well. Riley came home from a sleepover on Saturday with some kind of stomach bug and it seems that I have it now as well. I was really ill yesterday and I'm feeling a bit better today--just praying no one else gets it. Especially Alexa, as she has her exams this week and graduation on Thursday--blech! So although I'm moving slower than normal I'm still trying to get bunches of stuff done, lol! I have lots of projects to get ready to pre-post for while I'm gone--only 9 more days until my Hilton Head Island vacations! YAYYYY-I'm soooo ready for it! Although I do think it's harder "getting ready" to go on vacation than to just stay home, lmbo, but so worth it! Beaches, alligators and hot humid weather---HERE WE COME!
I worked most of the weekend but I did find time to get to the pool with the family and do some reading! I just finished Karen White's new book called "On Folly Beach" & it was MAGNIFICENT! She is one of my favorite authors--you open her books and just fall right in. I read it in a day and can't recommend it enough---all of her books are fabulous, not a bad one in the bunch I tell ya! I'm hoping to meet her at a reading when I'm down in SC for vacay--fingers crossed!
-Don't forget I'm running a SUMMER FUN SPECIAL at the Color Me Creative Classroom until June 20th! Sign up for any 2 Online Copic Classes & get $10 off OR sign up for all 4 Online Copic Classes & get $20 off the total. (not good on previously purchased classes, for Copic Classes only, refund via PayPal) If you don't have PayPal and would like to pay by check or money order, please email me and we can arrange that.
-Paper Romance has newly released High Hopes stamps by Dustin Pike in the store now--see HERE! Spend $25 or more and get 10% off your order--use coupon code PRChallenges
-7 Kids College Fund has new goodies too! All those NEW Cuttlebug Embossing folders, Tim Holtz embossing folders and Penny Black stamps--see all HERE.
-Today the NEW FAN CLUB GALLERY on Splitcoast Stampers is open featuring all the Dirty Dozen DT projects for the month of June! This is my last month (sadly, boo-hoo) as a member of the Dirty Girls and I have to say that my projects this month are some of my faves! The theme this month is "So Inviting"---so everything is an invitation and I definitely did some "outta-the-box" invites---so hop over there & check them all out. If you're not a member (why the heck not), you can find info on how to join HERE!
-Don't forget I have Blog Candy going on in the post below until this Friday---so don't forget to enter!
Since today is the 15th of June that means it's another Copic Creations Challenge!! This month our sponsor is Stampavie and the challenge was to color on any paper other than white cardstock! I love this challenge and I picked "kraft cs" to color on because I love the look of Copics and a white highlighter pen on it. The stamp I used is by Stampavie and is called "Skateboard Dude"--find it HERE! You can find out all the info on the challenge, how to join in on the fun and see the DT projects on the blog HERE!
Basic Grey (Lime Rickey) and Cosmo Cricket's (DeLovely)--I love the circle theme. The background turquoise cardstock got embossed with a NEW Tim Holtz embossing folder that I LOVE (shhh...don't tell but I got them all, lol)--this one is called "bricked" and it comes with the "woodgrain" folder too! I love the brick background on this skater card! My kraft cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink--I love their kraft! That fun arrow was hand-cut by me, lol, because I thought I had a punch like this but I didn't (GASP) and then I inked the edges and added some white dots with my Sharpie Poster Paint Pen (in white w/ extra fine tip HERE). The "brother" word was done with my Slice and "Words & Expressions" cartridge--love that SLICE!! A few Robin's Nest baubles in white finish it off.
Isn't this skater boy the cutest--I just love him! Copic Tip: When you color on kraft you need to remember that the kraft cs is more fibrous so it sucks Copic ink in quickly and blending is a little different. It also dilutes the vibrancy of the Copic colors, so you want to stay on the darker/brighter side when choosing your colors--the lighter colors leave a very faint bit of color, so keep that in mind! I used some stickles on his skateboard and added some white accents with my sharpie pen! Then I cut the image and it's layers out with my SB Nestabilities dies.
Now make sure to hop over to the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see all the DT's projects and to join in as well for a fabulous prize!!