Helllllllloooooooooooo my friends! Yes, I am back and I finally have recovered from my trip, lol! I had a blast teaching in Michigan this past week and I think it was a huge success (ask the girls tho for confirmation, hee hee)! The drive up there took me 8 hours and it was pretty uneventful which was nice. I checked in and met a friend (waving HI to Mary Clark) who very generously gave up her Friday night to meet me and take me to dinner---not only that but she helped me clean up and organize after my classes on Saturday and THEN came back to help me again on Sunday evening, she brought me dinner and a bag of snacks for the car. I will say the energy drink she gave me helped me BIG TIME get thru the 8 hour drive straight thru the night, which felt twice as long, lol! I got in at 4:30 am and slept until 2 pm on Monday. Today I'm feeling much better and ready to tackle all my work again. I also got to meet up with Angie Hunt (Scrap Girl) who is my dt sistah at Magnolia-licious on Saturday night for dinner---I had such a good time talking to her and she is a beautiful person inside and out (waving HI Angie)! Angie is a MASTER at Distress Ink watercoloring and she will be teaching classes at my online classroom Color Me Creative VERY SOON--stay tuned!
But I have to say I was overwhelmed and humbled by the ladies I met this weekend and made me feel right at home! I am soooo lucky to have such great friends around this country and I treasure each one of you and the kindness and generosity you have shown me--thank you so much! I hope the ladies enjoyed the classes and it was so much fun to meet you all (waving hi to all the ladies of Michigan--including those rowdy gals who had too much caffeine, LOL)!! Below are pics of my very first classes below at the Paper Hollow---next up I'll be in Wilmington, DE on Oct.2 then Long Island, NY the next weekend. Find out more at www.cmcroad.com if you are interested!
-Winner of the "2 Small Words" Blog Hop is the most lovely Cami of Capture a Heart! Congrats Cami! Email me for details!!
**Also the winner of the other blog hop (Shop Til U Drop) was Chris Hawley--Chris if I don't hear from you within a week I'll have to pick another winner--so drop me a line!
-Looking for great prices on supplies/cartridges for the NEW Cricut Imagine--stop by Stamps Alive! and my friend Terri will hook you up :) She also has great prices on Copics and other supplies!
Santa Did Whaaaaaaaaat???
Sometimes a card should just make you LAUGH and SMILE dontcha' think? As soon as I saw this image at Paper Romance I KNEW I had to have it--it made me laugh! This image is from High Hopes and is called "Skiing Santa"--obviously Santa was sooooooo OVER winter (like me) that he had to hit the water in a much warmer climate, lol!
Challenges I participated in with this card are:
The sketch is from last week's Friday's Sketchers--which was cool to use! Also for Anything Goes Challenge (make it cute--umm what's cuter than Santa in his swim trunks, lol)! Cards for Men is to use something with a form of transportation!
Kaisercraft "Be Merry" which are holiday bright and fun! The scrolls are from Marianne Designs (yes I try not to use these dies but I physically CANNOT help myself, hee hee)!! The sentiment was already on that cool die cut and comes with the paper pad--I just gussied it up with a bow and some Stickles!
I colored my image with Copics of course and then I went to town on the fun embellishments--I think the more you can accent an image the more special you make it. You WILL NOT ever find an image of mine that isn't dressed up with some good stuff :) The tops of the water waves got white Liquid Applique on them (puffed up with heat) and some stickles to make that water sparkle! The water skis got Diamond Glaze on them and his fluff on his hat got Stickles as well. Don't you just love his little chub pudge hanging out over his swim trunks, hee hee!?
Hope you enjoyed my first Christmas card of the year (1 down, many more to go)!! See ya later!