Hello everyone & a Happy Tuesday to you all! Well I did my rain dance yesterday and guess what? IT RAINED, lol--yay! Hopefully we'll get another rain later this week and we'll be good to go for a bit. I hate moving sprinklers around every 40 mins--what a pain in the rear KWIM! I'm catching up on lots of work this week as I leave next Tuesday for CHA in Chicago with my pal Marti :) But keep checking in next week because I'll have a few pre-posts and some newsies from CHA for ya as well that you won't want to miss! We did get some stuff done over the weekend--I'm painting our front door so I got the color picked out and we picked out a new door handle, knocker & plate for the front door as well. I HATE brass anything, so we're switching over to aged bronze which is my fave! Our new lights are aged bronze as well so the front of the house will be spiffy and now we just gotta get the windows washed in August & we're good to go in the front. The backyard makeover will be starting while I'm away at CHA so I hope all goes smoothly. My hubby's mom is coming to stay with Alexa while I'm gone at CHA. Riley is leaving this Saturday to go to New York with my mom and sister to visit my grandmother & uncle for a week too--so lots of stuff going on and lots to get done too, lol!
-Don't forget the SUMMER SPECIAL that is still going on until the end of July at the Color Me Creative Classroom! Take 2 Copic Classes & get $10 off, take 4 Copic Classes & get $20 off!! See the details HERE! And you can just join the main site Color Me Creative as well even if you don't sign up for a class--we have live Chats once a week everyone is welcome to, free resources, challenges and some new events will be coming! (next chat is tonite at 8:30-9:30 pm EST, come chat with me)
-Today is also the LAST day for pre-registration prices for the 2 NEW Cricut Classes with my pal Marti! The classes launched yesterday and are ready for you to join and have fun with! Visit the Color Me Creative Classroom (click on drop-down menu under Class Info/Pricing tab) to see all the details!
-Magnolia-licious has the NEW Bon Voyage Magnolia stamps for order HERE--they are DELISH I tell ya! I love the ones from all the different countries--they are my favorites!
-Also my friend/owner Della of I Brake For Stamps will be selling the fabulous Posh Stamp Line (Dee Gruenig) very soon so stay tuned for that! Come and join Club Posh HERE to meet new friends, share ideas & be inspired!
Today I'm sharing with you a Magnolia card I made for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge that I'm hosting over on Splitcoast Stampers! I can't tell you all the details but if you're a Fan Club Member (or want to become one see here) you can access my challenge thread HERE! If you want to try out one or all of the 33 Challenges that the Dirty Girls are hosting this week then visit this thread HERE! If you do do all the challenges (yes you can combine them, lol) make sure to put it on that main thread because you'll be entered for a prize! ALSO: I will be LIVE on my challenge thread from 3 pm until around 7 pm EST so stop by and chat for a second--I'd love to see you there! After that I'll be on the Color Me Creative Classroom Chat Box from 8:30 pm til 9:30 pm EST, lol!!
This is a fabulous summer Magnolia stamp called "Surf Tilda" from Magnolia-licious--isn't she a cutie?! (there is a matching Surf Edwin HERE too) I based this card on some fabulous older summer/surfer movies that Annette Funicello was in back in the day (I love old movies)! Remember "Beach Blanket Bingo" and "Bikini Beach" and all those oldie but goodies (see here for pics)--well that's how I envisioned this card. Equal parts summer, fun and elegance! The dp is by Memory Box "Jubilee" and then I've used a fabulous Prima pearl swirl to emulate waves lapping across the card! The white trim is done with a MS border punch and I added a few pale blue dew drops to the side--I thought they looked like water bubbles.
I colored this image with Copics but I stamped & colored the surfboard twice so I could pop it up for more dimension. Someone asked me what pop-dots I use and my faves of them all are these that I buy in packs from Create for Less HERE (I like the square 1/8" the best, but also have the 1/16" for a thinner pop dot too)! I buy the (Copics Used: B02,B00,B0000 & YG25,YG01,YG0000/Hair-E35,E31,YR20,E50) The surfboard got a coat of diamond glaze then when that dried I added a thin coat of stardust stickles to the top for extra bling! The blue parts of her swimsuit also got stickles on them :)
That's all for me today, whew---another long one, hee hee! I'll be back on Thursday with a new project for ya along with a NEW Copic QuikBitz Video too :) so stay tuned! Remember to join in on all those fabulous Dare to Get Dirty Challenges okay!!