Well hello all my fabulous friends! LOL--I've been gone awhile haven't I--geezzzzz! Did anyone miss me? NOT--lol! Well after 3.5 months of travel and over 120 hours of teaching Copic classes I am DONE until the end of January! I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of teaching and meeting everyone that came out to my classes---I thank you all for joining me and I hope I have helped you LOVE & use those markers even more now! The classes in Canada and Buffalo were wonderful, the weather was beautiful (aren't I a lucky gal) and I really had fun. Below is a picture of Niagara Falls from my Canadian hotel room--when I arrived this is the view that greeted me along with that beautiful rainbow! Quite a welcome dontcha' think? I also got to spend some time with my grandma and other family which was really nice--but after 6 days away I was definitely ready to come home. No place like home right? For anyone looking to take classes with me I will be updating the site (www.cmcroad.com) & my calendar next week with a WHOLE LOT more locations and dates for 2011 so I hope to see some of you there! If you need some recommendations or referrals I know most of my students would gladly give you some info :)
I am taking off from yesterday thru next weekend to recharge my batteries (mojo), rest a bit and spend time with family. Hubby and I are off for 4 days to belatedly celebrate our anniversary and his upcoming birthday and then it's Thanksgiving. Not my most favorite of holidays but always nice to spend with family. Then I'll start putting up the first of my 10 Xmas trees, hee hee---hoping the weather is nice so we can go hunt our real trees soon as well. Christmas is my FAVORITE time of the year--bring out the mulled cider, holiday tunes and trees and I'm a very happy gal :) I'm NOT a Black Friday shopper though--NO WAY JOSE!! I HATE crowds, lines, looking for parking and the crazy peeps that are out (no offense, lol)--I prefer to shop in my jammies and online KWIM. So I will NOT be out shopping that day that's for sure!
Something else I'm obsessed with is MUSIC--I love to listen to all kinds! But my favorite song right now is by Sugarland called "Stuck Like Glue"--it is AWESOME!!! And highly addictive to listen too, lol! I call it me & hubby's song :)---although the video is a little stalkerish, lol (I'm NOT like that but I love the lyrics)! See video/music below!
-Blog Candy below for ya :)
-SCACD had 2 AWESOME mini winter releases last week featuring new Elisabeth Bell and Victoria Case stamps for SCACD! You can check out these new winter cuties HERE & HERE!! You'll want to add them to your collection for sure! Also SCACD has a new Facebook Page that you can join & keep up with the DT, new artists and releases and products==see HERE!
-7 Kids College Fund has some new goodies in stock as well! CC Designs has some super pretty holiday stamps HERE and new dies as well that I NEEEEED, hee hee! And oh boy those new Inkadinkado stamps are calling my name as well (uh-oh I'm in trouble, lol)!!
-If you haven't checked out the NEW Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog you need to hop over there! 2 challenges each month with fab prizes!! And hey, let me know if you like the header banner okay? I created that, hee hee---it was so much FUN!!
-What is Suzanne reading on her Kindle app on her Ipad (hee hee)? NEW from one of my favorite authors Kate Morton "The Distant Hours" (she wrote one of my fave books last year called "The Forgotten Garden") so I'm really looking forward to the new one. I'm also reading "Cleopatra-A Life" by Stacy Schiff which is REALLY good and eye-opening I tell ya (hint: she married her younger brother---ewwwww, lol)!
And if you didn't hear the news straight outta Gina K's mouth on Monday--you can read all about it HERE!! Yep, that's right---I'm now part of Gina K's DT (not the card club kit anymore)!! Yippeeeeee! I feel so blessed to have been asked out of the tremendous talent out there and I am really looking forward to this new venture. Gina has been a huge mentor for me since the beginning and I just adore her and I am thrilled to be on her DT--I'll be starting in January though since I'm taking the month of December off :) so look for projects then. I'm sharing some below that I had previously done for you to peruse if you want to see!
Hope you enjoyed the post and I'll have something new up for you on Monday 'kay!!! Have a beautiful weekend!!