Happy Columbus Day for those here in the states and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all in Canada as well! I am back from NY and happy to be home, lol! I took yesterday and most of today off because I just needed to rest and spend time with my family for a bit. It took me 10 hours to get to Long Island on Friday due to rush hour traffic, accidents and my STUPID GPS taking me thru downtown NYC on a Friday night. The cops had some of the roads I needed closed off and I spent 2 hours driving around the city and stuck in traffic. The NYC cabbie in me came out and I was cutting off the cabs left and right and honking my horn, lol! Thankfully I have a somewhat working knowledge of the city and was able to get out but it was a longgggg drive with no bathroom breaks. Hubby called in dinner for me at the restaurant near my hotel so when I arrived I could eat and get in bed (isn't he the best)!! Thankfully my drive home was only 5.5 hours which was a huge difference and I got in at 2:30 am on Sunday morning.
But the classes were wonderful and again I'm so thankful to have so many great ladies and friends in each town I visit---it truly makes it a real pleasure for me! I also just absolutely love teaching someone how to love their copics and use them in the way they were meant to be used. I've had a few ladies in each class who have NEVER picked up a marker before and by the end of the classes they were coloring BEAUTIFULLY, you would've thought they'd been at it for months and that makes me SO HAPPPPPPPYYYY! Thanks to everyone who has come out for classes---I love you all! And thanks to Cindy Scheffler of Memory Making Crafts for setting up shop and helping out!
Yesterday we spent out on my 98% finished backyard (still waiting for some painting to be finished and some other finish work to be done) and we grilled out and I decorated it for fall. The kids each had a friend over for the night and we spent it outside sitting around the roaring fire in the fireplace--it was just a REALLY GREAT night and I enjoyed it so much. We made smores, relaxed and just had fun! I have pictures below from my classes and of my new backyard for you!! Hope you are enjoying this fabulous fall weather we're having right now, I'm going to SUCK every moment out of it that I can :) This weekend I have to take Alexa shopping for her Homecoming dress and I'll be home for the next 3 weekends--yay! Then I'm off to NC, Buffalo and Canada in November before I wrap up my traveling for the year---make sure to check the CMC on the Road site for new upcoming dates/locations this week!
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So I'll keep my chitter chat short here so I can go make some dinner and get some stuff done, lol! This cute stamp is from Peachy Keen. I had NEVER seen or heard of these stamps until Summer CHA--yes it's true that I sometimes live under a rock, lol! Anywho, I just fell in love with the stamps and their cute faces (I bought lots of xmas ones too)! This one is called "Booped Out Ghost" and they are soooo cute I could pinch them, hee hee! If you have time peruse the stamps in the shop--they are almost IRRESISTIBLE to not buy!!! And check out their Cottage Cutz which are cute dies that cut out the stamp shapes AND include the stamps--I just got me a bunch, lol!
Bo Bunny's "Whoo-ligans" Collection and since my image was a bit larger I kept my details to a minimum to let it stand out! I added some scrolls that I made from a punch and added a double bow with button finish. Some black pearls finish it off and the sentiment is from PTI.
I colored it with Copics and added some stickles to the star and the insides of pumpkin's mouths. Too cute to spook I think!!
Hope you have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here on Wednesday!