Happy, happy Friday to you all! Wow the weather here has been absolutely gorgeous lately--nice breezes and beautiful blue skies--I'm praying this doesn't mean winter will be horrible! I cannot do another winter like we had last year--I will be u-hauling my craft supplies to SC for the winter (and my friend Pat J might get a long-term visitor in her house, lol)! I'm having such fun reading about your shopping splurges, lol, I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes nice handbags! I buy 2 a year--one in the spring and one in the fall and reuse them often--it is my one big splurge. My other would have to be my patio this year--wow--but I know we will love it and use it bunches so that makes it hurt less, hee hee! Other than that I don't really splurge much--I just like the basics and a great sale when I can KWIM! I'm not even that big into jewelry--my wedding/engagement ring, my diamond earrings and my watch are my big $$ jewelry that I own and I wear them all the time. The rest of my jewelry is nice but definitely not expensive--it's just not my thing. And the majority of my clothes come from Ann Taylor, LOFT and Nordstroms so I'm not too picky or splurgy there either, lol! And although I love shoes I never pay too much for them--not worth it to me, I can find what I love for less most times. I'd rather save my money for fun trips with my family or on furniture for the house, lol! But that's just me :)
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-Back 2 School Special for the Color Me Creative Classroom is $5 off any class (cricut or copic) or $10 off any TWO Copic classes (only). This will run thru Sept. 20th and you will be refunded the money after you've paid :) So get in those classes while the kiddoes are in school!!
-I will be in Greensboro, NC on November 5th & 6th at the Stamping & Scrapbooking Room teaching my CMC Copic Classes (so if you're in the Raleigh or Charlotte area come on down)! Pre-registration will be up tomorrow on my site www.cmcroad.com !!
Today I have a fun card to share with you using a Bildmalarna image called "Millie Mouse Music"--aren't they CUTE!? I'm the guest artist this month for the Bildmalarna USA Store/Scrapping Stamping this month--check out their Bildmalarna blog HERE too! I just love these images and they are SOOO fun to color up!
Staying true to word I used this for a few challenges this week--Play Date Cafe Challenge #46 is to use black & white and either pink, copper or gold (I went for the pink)! I love this color combo! I also got honorable mention for entering last week how about that :) The other one is that I used the OCC Sketch this week--I skewed my main image a bit but I had too! The music was moving me, LOL! And last but not least for The Sisterhood of Crafters (1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 flowers) and no I'm not counting my cs as paper, lol! Find lots of daily challenges at my friend Deb Felt's blog The Daily Dare--it's fabulous for finding challenges!
"Millie Mouse Music" and I just love them! The music note paper is from 7 Gypsies "Paddington Collection" and the polka dots are from PTI. I used a MS border punch for that fun border trim and that thin black border is this beautiful thin velvet ribbon I got at Michaels the other week--it's so pretty but so thin, but I had to have it, lol! I used a scroll punch here and my Nellie Snellen flower punches to create my black/white flowers--love those punches & they are worth the money I swear--and added Prima roses to the centers. I love this punchy color combo--so striking!
Of course it's colored with copics (R22,R20,R00 for pinks/YR24,YR23,Y15,Y11 for golds/W5,W3,W1,W00 for mice fur/C9,C5,C3,C1,C00 for blacks). Then I added diamond glaze to the victrola horn part, record and mice noses. Her dress got some stickles as did the base of the victrola and needle. They're so cute they make me giggle!!
Hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you this weekend for another fun FALL post!!