Happy Wednesday everyone & Happy early Thanksgiving to you all as well! I know, I know---I've been absent but I promise I will be posting at least 4-5 times a week from here on out except maybe a few days over Xmas break!! LOL! But the 2 weeks off was much needed on my part--I was feeling a bit burnt out and really needed the time off to recharge my creative mojo and spirit (not to mention rest a bit, hee hee)! But I'm back and ready to go and craft and finish up my work!! So I hope you didn't mind me missing for awhile, lol! Hubby and I got back yesterday from our getaway and it was soooo very nice! We just went to Alexandria, VA for a few days--it's one of our favorite getaways and the weather was beautiful. We really just relaxed, ate some yummy food and enjoyed each other with out any hustle & bustle of holiday stuff, family and work commitments KWIM!! We went to Mt. Vernon on Monday and the weather was in the high 60's so we spent a lot of time walking the property and enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery (see some pics below). I also snapped up bunches of pics of the Mt. Vernon Xmas trees--never know when you might need some great ideas, hee hee!
I'm home working most of today, then I have to hop over to Wegmans for some groceries and I know its gonna be JAM PACKED, yikes! I must wear my steel toed boots their as the crazy cooking shoppers will RUN YOU OVER (I kid you not) LMBO! But I gotta get some things for a few dishes I'm making to take to my parent's house on Thursday and I'm MAKING hubby go with me, hee hee! He's my protector and cart pusher thru the crazy masses of peeps :)
For those celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday I hope it's filled with fun, warmth, good food and lots of love with friends and family! And for those who are shopping early on Black Friday------welllll...........I'll just pray for you, LOL!! I won't be joining you but hope your shopping travels are safe, fun & full of great deals!!
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-Take any two classes (Copic Only) and get $12 off
-Take any three classes (Copic Only) and get $18 off
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friends you can get the same deals as above. So if you GIFT 2
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These soft colored papers are from Kaisercraft "Up, Up & Away"--I love the mix of rusts, sage greens and creams. Perfect for fall and other occasions of course :) The edges of my papers got distressed with my Zutter Distress Tool (love that darn thing) and then inked! The mini scrolls are from Marianne Designs and then I attached small fall leaves to them--the leaves were made with punches out of my gold cs and then inked with rust ink. I added some Stickles to the leaves for extra sparkle of course. For the corner treatments I used the same leaf technique but added small PTI rust buttons with a gold rhinestone on top for sparkle. The elegant sentiment is from the PTI set "Autumn Tags"--I stamped the leaf circle first and colored it with Copics and then stamped the sentiment over the top (stickles on the leaves too)!
She's got colored up with Copics as well in pretty fall-like colors! (E17,E15,E13,E11/BG93,BG96/YR24,YR23,YR21,YR20/E29,E25,E31-hair) I added stickles to the heart on her pants, hairbands and flower on the hat (the flower got a rust pearl in the center). Then I added Diamond Glaze on her shoes for some extra shine.
Hope you enjoyed this post today and I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend! If you haven't had a chance to check out the NEW Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog here, make sure to hop on over there! They have a new inspiration challenge up for you all!
See ya back here on Saturday :)