Happy, Happy Thursday to you all! I'm here nor there today it seems, working and running kids to orientation and trying to get to the gym if I can! Are you sad like me that summer is over? I hate to see summer go but I know a lot of you are ready for cooler weather--me, not so much, lol! I am very excited to have my backyard down though. I met with our landscaper yesterday and he thinks it will be done by next Friday--yay! I will have a couple of pics to share with you from the beginning thru yesterday, which I'll share tomorrow with you! In fact they're not working this weekend so we're going to haul our patio furniture out this weekend and enjoy it as much as we can, hee hee! I see some grilling in my weekend future :) And below my NewsBitz I have a YouTube video that I think will make you smile, make you laugh and start your day off well---you must see it, lol!
-Want to Learn to Color with those Copics?? Please don't forget I have Copic Class registrations on-going for Michigan, Long Island NY, Charlotte NC, Wilmington DE, Buffalo NY, Ontario Canada & Florida! You can find all the details on the website www.cmcroad.com ! So come learn how to use those Copics--I'd love to meet ya & teach ya!
-Don't forget the 3 new hair coloring with copic videos I have this week--page down to see post with links or click on the Tutorials/Templates tab (under my blog banner) to see the list of video links!!
-We are still looking for LOTS of Holiday Submissions for our Holiday Issue of Through the Craftroom Door! Anything handmade and themed for the fall or winter holidays we would love to see---send to our email firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept 16th!
-Tell me whether you're a light or heavy packer on trips and you might get something very sweet--read to end of post to see!!
Dancing Dog--too funny, too cute & hard to believe!!
I'm also entering this project into a few challenges--I'm trying to get better about that because I love a good challenge but don't always have the time. So for some fun check out Stampin' for the Weekend (anything goes--use digi/rubber stamp) and C.rafty E.mmas S.tore Challenge (anything goes) and Practical Scrappers (use white pen, my fave accessory me thinks) and my first time entering the Just Magnolia Challenge (where the heck have I been,lol)!!
I love making these mini suitcases (see my tutorial here)--they're super easy to make and so many different ways to decorate them. I made sure to make it big enough so it fits a gift card, jewelry or other small treat very easily. I just decorated the front with the same papers and embellishments as the card. For my "nailheads" I used pearls instead and inked all the edges to make it shabby chic.
And just because I had soooooooooo much fun doing this project I'm gonna give a lucky someone two Magnolia stamps of their choice from Magnolia-licious AND a $20 gift certificate to Emma's Paperie (one of my FAVE places to shop for awesome papers!)!! But you have to tell me "Are you a light packer or do you pack like me--you know everything but the kitchen sink, lol?" & what you think of my project too if you want (wink)--answer by Sunday to enter!
I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you'll stop by the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to see the other DT's FABULOUS projects and join in on the fun too!