Happpppy Friday everyone--yay it's TGIF again! And I'm still chuckling today at all you WHINERS & COMPLAINERS, hee hee----I love it! (See this post if you want to know what I'm talking about--and enter for blog candy) I think we should set up a barter service between us all and swap those awful chores we don't want to do. My hateful chores are grocery shopping and laundry---but I like to dust & vacuum and wash dishes, so I'll trade if you want, PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSE!! LOL! When they create a true Maid Robot that WORKS well I will be the first in line to buy it let me tell ya! But its the weekend and I try hard NOT to do to many chores if I can so I think you all deserve the weekend off too! It's hard cleaning all week after our kids, hubby's and animals---we all need a big BREAK!! Here, Here! LOL! I'll be sending off my son bright and early in the morning to New York then taking hubby and daughter (well ok, forcing them, hee hee) to go shopping at Tysons Corner with me to get 2 new dresses for a wedding we'll be attending.
When I get home from CHA I'll only be home for 3 days and then I leave for a vacation with hubby to Vermont and go to a wedding for a week. We got engaged in Vermont and haven't been back for a few years so I'm looking forward to some alone-time (wink wink) with hubby. The wedding will be Friday and Saturday and then we're free to be by ourselves! Then I'm home for good for awhile at least, hee hee! Below are the last grouping of pics from my vacation for you---a lot of these are printed and getting framed right now :) along with some of those black & whites I showed you!
Today the SCACD DT is having a special Blog Hop---we're pairing up with our overseas sister store Quixotic Paperie for a fabulously, fun Viva Decor Blog Hop. Here is a blurb from Susana about the hop:
Quixotic Paperie owned by the Fabulous Elaine and our Susana of SCACD have been partnering on efforts behind the scenes such that they consider each other International Sister Stores. They are combining efforts on certain mutual adventures starting with this awesome Viva Blog Hop which of course involves Yummy Candy!! So make sure you stop at BOTH store Blogs HERE for SCACD and HERE for Quixotic Paperie. You will have a chance to win a set of 3 of the most popular Pens - (Ice White Pearl pen, Holographic Glitter pen and the Clear Gloss gel pen). So each Store Blog will offer up one chance to win the set. How Yummy is that?!! The candy will run thru the 31st and All you have to do is answer a question at each store blog - 1 entry at each STORE blog per person!!
"Aurora"--isn't she a cutie! I used some fabby new papers from SEI "On the Coast"--I love the springy green paired with aqua, so pretty! I FAUX stitched the edges (I'm not brave enuff to sew yet, yikes) with my paper piercer, Tim Holtz ruler (great for piercing in lines) and my Sharpie Poster paint pen. The scrolls are from two punches I have and I embellished them with bubbles made with my Viva Decor Gloss Gel Pen in transluscent--the bubbles beside her on the left side are from this pen also, very cool. I used my Bow Easy to tie my bow and then hooked a fun shell charm to it.
Up close you can see I colored her with Copics--I used the feathering technique to color her mermaid tail, which is a fun look! (YG25,YG01,YG0000/BG72,BG11,BG10) After coloring I used my Viva Decor Gloss Gel pen again on her tail and her eyes for shine and dimension--this pen creates a thicker coat the first time then the diamond glaze which is nice! Then on her tail fins, shell bikini and starts I used the Viva Decor Glitter Liner (in holographic) which is super glittery and dimensional! I think she's so cute and so much fun!
Now your next stop on the Blog Hop is our fab DT sister & owner of Quixotic Paperie Elaine Hughes HERE! If you are overseas you can also buy the Viva Decor products & Kraftin' Kimmie stamps from Quixotic Paperie HERE!!
Have a great weekend & I'll see you back on Monday!!