Hello everyone and Welcome to Friday! Thank goodness for the weekend right? I can't even explain how stressful this week has been and I won't elaborate right now because I like to keep a positive and happy mood here. Ask anyone who takes a class with me on the road and I repeat that mantra constantly and I do NOT BELIEVE in the word "can't or cannot" at all--BAD WORDS to me and not allowed in my class, lol! That's how I live my life each day because I believe living in the light of positivity--even if you don't want to, you CAN ALWAYS try KWIM! Never say never and live with you cup half full, not empty---we only get so many days so you really have got TO ENJOY each one!! I enjoyed watching those Chilean miners getting rescued so much--it was the most uplifting and joyful tv I had seen in awhile. And talk about HOPE--those guys had lots of hope and will to live these past 2 months and their story is really inspirational to me! I cried along with all their family members each time someone came up, it truly was moving to see and I wish them all the best in the future as I know the next year could be bumpy & difficult for them.
I hope you enjoy the weekend! The weather is supposed to be nice in VA this weekend and I'm spending bunches of time outside on my patio. I've got to take Alexa shopping for her homecoming dress on Saturday and tonight she is having friends over after the football game so lots going on as usual :)
-I will have another project up tomorrow for you so make sure to stop by! Also don't miss the blog candy in my post from yesterday :)
-Need to stock up on some Copics! My friend Terri of Stamps Alive! has a great deal right now--buy 10 sketch markers and get 3 FREE! So it works out to be about $3.90 a marker which is fabulous--just email her what you'd like!! Her customer service & shipping is top notch too (she's one of my CHA roomies that is able to put up with me and Marti together, lol)!
Today is the 15th so that means it is time for another fun challenge at the Copic Creations Challenge Blog! Our fabulous sponsor is Pink Cat Studio and I've always been a huge fan of Melissa and her stamps and was lucky enough to have been on the digi stamp DT for awhile! Her images are always so lighthearted and fun and super-fun to color! The challenge this time is Colorless Blender Techniques--there are so many fun ways to use the Colorless Blender so make sure to stop by the blog to see them in action!
"Strawberry Lily"--isn't she a cutie? I love her strawberry dress and pig-tails! For my technique I actually used the Colorless Blender as a blender pen--this is a tricky technique because you need to realize that the blender removes color and does not blend. But you can pick up color from another marker with the blender pen to create very light pastel colors. Copics are naturally very vibrant and you can create very light colors by doing this technique & it's fun!
My papers are from DCWV's "Sweet" Collection paper pad--I love the hot pinks and lime greens, perfect for a strawberry color theme! The die behind my image is a new one from Spellbinders called "Lacey Circles"--I'm really loving all the new nesties right now (see them all here & scroll way down)! The swirls are made with my fave Marianne Designs Dies and then some fun rhinestone bling and button with ribbon as well!
Lily got some more bling on her dress trim and headband with some Stickles and then I added diamond glaze to her lollipop! Of course I colored with Copics-- R83,R81,YG03,G20,E35,E31,YR20 and my Colorless Blender pen!
Make sure to stop by the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see the DT's creations and to join in the fun as well!