Happy Hump Day friends--it's the middle of the week already! What do you all have planned for the day! Here's the low-down on my day--work on magazine projects & do laundry, get a pedicure, pack kids suitcases and pick up daughter from cheerleading practice and head 2 hours south to my mom's house. Then get back in the car and head back home (hopefully minus the rush-hour DC traffic) and finish projects and pack for myself (and hubby)! Can you say jam-packed? LOL!
Yesterday I was trying to finish many projects and many emails in between shuttling kids to activities and having a house full of teens! Alexa had 3 girlfriends & 3 boys over yesterday to "hang out" & watch movies---thank god for Domino's Pizza and a 3-level house, lol! Alexa is not allowed to date until age 16 but she can be "in-like" with a boy, hee hee---right now she is "in-like" with a boy who is 15 but looks 22! He's cute but I like that he's respectful (so far) and his parents are on the same "rules-parenting" wave length as us which is good. But he's the football quarterback and my daughter is a cheerleader--how cliche is that? UGH!!! I'm sooooooooooooo NOT ready for all of this I tell ya--please pray for me, heehee! I might have an even rougher time when Riley starts getting serious about girls--NOT MY BABY!! How did this happen? LOL! Okay let's move on before I start crying :)
-I need ALL of you to HELP me out, 'kay?!! We're looking for lots & lots of HOLIDAY Submissions for the magazine Through the Craftroom Door. All levels welcomed, any sort of handmade item with a fall or winter holiday theme! You name it, we want to see it if it's handmade (jewelry, papercrafting, clay/pottery, woodworking, all sewing). You will get your items and blog published if you are picked & we have lots of slots to fill my friends! Not only that but you can win prizes for entering as well--how cool is that? So send all your NEW (never published online/paper) projects to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "HOLIDAY" by September 4th!! Break out the holiday music & get crafting!!
-I have some yummy blog candy going on right now---see the post below today's to enter!!
-SCACD also has their weekly "Try It Out Tues/Thurs Challenge" going on HERE---we hope you join in!
Today kicks off the BRAND NEW Challenge Blog for 7 Kids College Fund HERE (challenge starts at 7 am EST)---Yay!! And to celebrate Tab (the delightful owner) is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky someone who enters! This week's challenge was to use lots of PINK & POLKA-DOTS in honor of the 7 Kids logo! Well I love me my polka-dots and I love pink so this was easy-sneezy!
I used a cutie-pie CC Designs stamp called "Ladybug Nora"--I had to ink her up since she was all dotty, hee hee! I followed a sketch from my friend Jen del Muro's SFYTT blog--I liked all the layers! All of my papers are from PTI--they make LOTS of polka-dot papers to match all their cardstock (swoooon)! The ribbon is from PTI as is the sentiment (Mixed Messages).
This cutie is of course colored with Copics (RV29,RV23,RV10/C7,C5,C2/E25,E31,E50) and I added some stardust stickles to her wings and diamond glaze to the little ladybug friend. I think she's a super-cutie! IF you only ever get one bottle of Stickles make it either diamond or stardust--they are my favorites and you can use them over any color and it will shine thru (stardust sparkles more tho-wink)!!
Now hop over to the Challenge Blog HERE to see the rest of the DT's beautiful projects and to join in on the fun with us!!