Hi All and Happy July 1st (and Happy Canada Day to my Canandian friends)! Wow--did June fly by quick or what? Do any of you (here in the States) have plans for the 4th of July? We're going to do some fun things around Hilton Head Island during the day and then camp out on the beach in front of our beach house that evening to see the Fireworks over the ocean--can't wait! So a few of you guessed correctly that I had changed my hair, lol---but nope I didn't cut it or color it but it did suddenly get 6 inches longer, hee hee! I have the WORST time growing out my hair and I have tried & tried but I cannot get past that awful growing out phase. I always end up chopping it off because to me there is nothing worse than spending a bunch of time in the salon or bathroom fixing it--arghhh! I'm not much of a salon girl and I go every 4-5 months and that's it--so I decided to get some extensions to get me thru that phase! Hopefully this way I will be able to get it long enough to not have to deal with layers and weird curly cowlicks, lol--we'll see! But I like it so far and it doesn't take me long to do and I can air dry it, which is heaven to me!! Me and the blowdryer DO NOT get along well, lol!
-Yep, that's right--I'm a BIG pushover, lol! I am extending my Summer Special at the Color Me Creative Classroom here until the END OF JULY! Enough of you begged (hee hee) and I have no problem doing that--but after July 31st this special will go away until next year. So if you're wanting to learn how to master Copics then hop on over and register for a class! Take 2 copic classes and get $10 off, sign up for all 4 Copic classes and get $20!
-The winner of the Gift Certificate from 7 Kids is "Jan Castle"!! Please email me right away so I can get the gift certificate out to you! Thanks to everyone who gandered a guess!!
-The July/August issue of the "Through the Craftroom Door" will be sent out over the next few days via email if you've ordered the pdf edition. If you subscribed to the paper copy, they've been mailed and you should be expecting it soon! Hope you enjoy it!
-Today is also Challenge Day for two fabbo companies---Susana's Custom Art & Card Design has the TIOT Challenge #74 posted HERE ** AND ** Paper Romance has their Thursday Challenge HERE! So go be challenged, lol!
SCS HERE and they're all SUMMER themed! You can find out all the details on this month's sketch project and how to join in the fun (AND WIN) at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE! My project, the insert is not meant to pull out---just folds down flat for mailing. I have made these before (see here) and made them so the insert comes out. You can easily resize these as well--my project above measure 5.75" across.
I decided to pull out my favorite stamp from the NEW Wedding Collection from Magnolia-licious HERE--this cute couple is called "Loving Bridal Couple". Love them and how she's reaching up to touch his face! The other stamp with the billowing fabric colored arch is "Wedding Background" (there is also a romantic sunset stamp here in this collection here that would be beautiful too). The pretty scrolls on top are done with my Marianne D dies (I used this frame die here and cut off the edges), the edge scrolls are from that set of dies as well.
My husband and I want to renew our wedding vows on our anniversary this November, and I really want to do it on the beach (Little Palm Island in the Keys of FL is our goal) so this card was created with that in mind. I used soft creams and blues and lots of texture to re-create a beach wedding scene, the colors are so elegant and soothing to me. The blue dp is by Magnolia for the wedding collection (see here).
Here's a closer up picture of them--they're colored with Copics of course! I used Mudd Puddles sand (in Malibu Beach here) on the beach (love that stuff, so cool & dries quick & hard) and the ocean got diamond glaze & stickles on it. Stickles were also used on the top of her pretty wedding dress and the pretty, billowing fabric got a coat of Buttercream Shimmerz for a subtle sparkle. (The creams were done with E42 thru E40 Copics, Blues were B99 thru B91 with some C2 to gray it down a bit) The couple are popped up a bit with pop-dots to stand out just a bit from the background!
This sentiment is from a Gina K set "Botanicals"--I love the fonts and the saying---so it was perfect! I love how this project turned out--it's gonna sit on my "permanent collection" shelf! Now make sure to hop over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to join in on the fun! And see all those new Wedding Collection stamps at Magnolia-licious here.
**And because I'm in the giving/vacation mode, hee hee--leave me a comment here by next Monday telling me "where your special relaxation/peaceful place is in the world?" and you could win 2 stamps of your choice from Magnolia-licious from me! **
See ya back here on Saturday with a new post & some more vacay pictures!