Happy Friday to you friends! Hope you have a magnificent weekend planned out for yourselves! We are having a "family-only" weekend since I will be gone the next two weekends teaching the CMC Copic classes in Wilmington, DE and Long Island, NY! So I want to soak in some fun and relaxing time with my family--hee hee, my daughter is sooo NOT loving that as I put a big kabash on her social activities this weekend! We have also had a death in our extended family so we have to attend to that as well this weekend. I'm hoping for great weather so I can at least spend a bit of my time outside enjoying my 90% finished backyard, lol--hope to have it all finished by next week. I've also got to plan time to get to the mall to get my daughter a homecoming dress because that's coming up on the 23rd of Oct and she would DIE if she had to go with her dad (dad might die too, lol)! So as always lots of stuff's to get done!
And then while I was typing my blog I thought I'd catch up on some of the new Oprah shows I've been tivo'ing and whaddya know--once again I'm buying stuff. I swear everytime I watch that show I hop over to the internet and end up buying something, what is wrong with me--thank goodness I don't watch all the shows?? So now because of her premier show I have 4 Chicken Pot pies coming to my house the week of Thanksgiving from Harry & David (shhhh don't tell hubby but they're part of his bday present cuz he lovvvvvvvvvvves chicken pot pie, hee hee)! Not only that but I bought Jon Stewart's (love that man) new book she had as well for hubby--see a theme? I gotta stop watching Oprah or not have my laptop near me while I'm watching, lol! Do you do this at all? Is it just me? If it is don't tell me ok, let me think that it is a universal problem, it will make me feel better :)
-There will be a NEW dual release on Sept. 30th at SCACD! Tomorrow I will have a sneak peek and info on how to win BIG!
-I Brake For Stamps has a new website, new stamps and took over another company which is fabulous--see them all HERE! Want to buy--use coupon code "SAVE10SUZANNE" for 10% off your entire order!
-Yep, Nellie Snellen has holiday punches for pre-order HERE at 7 Kids and there are gorgeous new holiday paper pads from SEI here as well (I neeeeed them, lol)!
/Stamping Scrapping BUT not my last project using these cute stamps! I had such a blast using these cuties and each one was so much fun to color up and figure out how to use in different ways! Today I'm using a new Halloween cutie called "Mimosa Witch"--isn't she a sweetie? You can also pre-order the NEW Xmas Bildmalarna's HERE as well--they are ca-utttte!
Cosmo Cricket called "Matilda" and they are just fun and bright colored for the fall holidays! Then I used my SU star punches to create some fun embellishments to go along with the fun star paper--I punched them from the PTI plum & orange cs and inked their edges. I added some of that fun Magic Mesh in black behind my image and distressed all the edges with my fave Zutter Distress tool! The button on the large stars was custom made by ME using those fabulous NEW Epiphany Button Makers--easy, fun and cool to use!! The sentiment is from a Halloween PTI set that I use bunches!
One of my favorite Copic techniques to teach is called "feathering" and its so much fun because there are so many different ways to do it and all look good. Basically pick two different colors (2-3 tones of each color) and create a fun, feathered almost tie-dyed look on your images--you can do it on birds, wings, clothing, flowers & more!!! I chose to do this technique on her skirt using plums and oranges (V99,V95,V000 & YR18,YR12,YR00)--this technique was also the challenge over at my CMC Challenge Groups (see here--open for everyone to join) and the entries were FABULOUS! I added some Diamond Glaze on the milk bottle, milk in bowl and boots. Then I added Stickles to her tights, top of her dress and the milk bowl for some fun bling. Gotta have some fun texture on that image KWIM!
Hope you enjoyed this one for you today and I'll see you back here tomorrow with a new SCACD sneakie peekie!!