Hello everyone & Happy Thursday to you all! I love short work weeks, means the weekend is that much closer right? LOL--although I still have lots of prep work to get done, but I hope to take Sunday off to spend some time with my KINDLE finishing my awesome book I started :) Alexa is off to the beach with a group of girlfriends this weekend and its supposed to be beautiful weather so she'll have lots of fun. I'm just hoping my pointer finger on my right hand feels better soon---yesterday I was fixing my industrial stapler (the kind that go thru chipboard) and YES I sent a large staple thru my finger and almost out the other side---owwwwieeee! It is still hurting me and it's totally what I call a "Suzanne Accident"! I mean how dumb was I to hold my finger over the stapler hole, LMBO---geez, not real smart me thinks! Dumb thing bled for an hour and swelled up like I got stung by a bee---and yes my tetanus shot is still good, lol! But I don't have time for that so I wrapped it up real good and got on with my work and my typing AND the piles of paperwork from the kids schools sent home for me to fill out (ugh the worst I tell ya), hee hee! So note to you all---don't DO WHAT SUZANNE DID, keep all fingies away from tools with holes that shoot out stuff!! :)
And back to school my kiddo's have gone and so far so good! Alexa loves her new highschool and Riley was happy to see his friends in 7th grade! I have some pictures below--since we've moved here I always take their pics in front of the front door and it's fun to look back to see how they've shot up and matured. Riley has gained 8 inches since last fall and is now officially taller than his mom & wearing a size 11 shoe--egads! When the heck did that happen--my baby is growing up quick I tell ya! Below my NewsBitz I have a short slideshow of the kids before school the first day and some pics of Alexa cheering at the football game last night! Enjoy!
-I have a few new locations going up for my Color Me Creative Classroom "On The Road"--including Greensboro, NC and CT! Stay tuned for those! Also if you are close to the Medford Area of Long Island, NY we'd love to see you in the class in October!!
-SCACD has some awesome new products in stock including these COOL NEW BUTTON machines by Epiphany Crafts (I've got some coming to meeeee), awesome new Spellbinders (love those beaded circles) and Holiday Papers here!
-Work your way to the end of the post to win some shopping goodies of your own!!
SLIDESHOW: (if you subscribe you have to come to the blog to view)
And I'm staying true to my word and entering this into some challenges! Two of the main ones are the SCS sketch (see link below) and the Moxie Fab World Challenge which was a inspiration picture challenge of red lipsticks above. I don't wear red lipstick (it makes me look goth, lol) but I love pink lipstick and it reminds me of the fab cosmetic counters at the malls which MEANS SHOPPING like my project below!! Also entering the Fab'n'Funky Challenges which is to create anything you like--fun!
"Tilda Goes Shopping" I also used this fun Magnolia stamp called "Edwin's Town" which I'm sure Diana will be restocking (Houses on the Street stamp would be cute too--see here). My sketch is from yesterday's SCS sketch #297 which was a fun one and perfect for larger sized images. The fun lil' sentiment is from one of my fave Gina K sets called "Retro Boutique" and no card of mine is finished until it gets some of my fave Marianne Designs scrolls on it, LOL! The background was embossed with a new "CB folder set "Heritage" which I just love!
Tilda was of course colored with copics (R02,R00,R0000/C5,C3,C2,C1,C00/hair:E25,E31,E50). I colored "Edwin's Town" as well but I kept the colors very, very light and soft so Tilda would really stand out--the windows are all stickled too! I added stickles to Tilda's one shopping bag and then gave the other pink polka-dots for fun! Tilda's boots & locket have diamond glaze on them and then I used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen in white to give her a pearl necklace.
This cute shopping tote was made using a My Time Made Easy template called "Tote-All Package" by Lauren Meader. If you've never been to her blog or her store site you are MISSING OUT! She was one of the first blogs I followed 3 years ago and she continues to pack in tons of great projects on her site. This template is in her store and you can print the pdf file or a SVG cut file for your cutting machines after you buy it---very easy to make! After I cut out both of my tote panels from my pink cs I embossed them with my CB "Heritage" folder and used my fave Scor-Tape to put it all together (lovee that stuff). Then I added a panel of cs from MME--it already had the cool glittery border attached to it (score)!! I gave it some ribbon handles and a bow and added some more fun scrolls and a button to finish it all off nicely. This would be so cute filled with lots of yummy treats, gift cards or other medium sized treasures--its a nice size!
Since I'm unable to pull together myself and some awesome blog candy for my million hits (maybe I'll save it for December and make it REALLY BIG whatcha' think) I will continue to give away candy at least once a week!!
**So this week I'm giving away a $10 gift certificate to My Time Made Easy (you can get 2 templates with that or a stamp set) AND a Marianne Designs Die Scroll set AND a Shopping Tilda stamp!
So tell me "WHAT WAS YOUR MOST EXPENSIVE SHOPPING PURCHASE THAT MAYBE MADE YOU FEEL A BIT GUILTY or JUST GIDDY, lol?" and whether this is a 2 thumbs up or not project, lol! Leave me a note by Sunday night on this post only to win!!
Have a great Thursday!