Hello again and a Happy Thursday to you all! Let's start the day off with a question okay, lol! What's your opinion on spammers? Does anyone know what they do exactly and who employs them? Let me just say they are a BIG PAIN in my REAR-END I tell ya---BLECH! Why does anyone have that much time on their hands in the first place and what are they trying to do? Ridiculous I think and they need to find both a life and a REAL JOB--(hear that spammers, lol)!! I had to put my blog on moderated comment status a couple of months ago due to spam coming in thru the comments. And then yesterday I had one infiltrate my CMC Classroom and send out inappropriate messages to members--so I spent a good part of my day doing damage control because of a dumb spammer. But I've fixed that permanently so they can't get in anymore--if you decide to join the Main Classroom site HERE (everyone BUT spammers are WELCOME) you will have to be approved by me before given access to the site. I hated doing that but it was necessary to protect the site and the members and prevent that from happening again. So if you do decide to join that's why it says you must be approved! Sorry about that!
And talking about free time now--hee hee, of which I am in short supply of it seems! But when I do have some free time I have been playing "Angry Birds" game on my Iphone or Ipad (its an app), lol! Someone recommended it to me (unfortunately, lol) and it has become a "fun obsession for me"!! I usually only get to play when I'm waiting for an appt or when hubby is driving, cuz he prefers I don't watch as I have a tendency to want to tell him how to drive (who me....LOL)!! It is really fun and addictive and my hubby just rolls his eyes when I play, he even brought me home an article in Wall Street Journal that talked about adults playing this game, hee hee. So IF you decide to get it and play it A LOT--DO NOT BLAME ME, okay!! LOL! But it sure is fun and is a nice break from the stresses of the day---especially when the lil' piggies oiink, hee hee!
-Don't forget the Holiday Special Deals going on at the Color Me Creative Classroom for Online Copic classes! It goes thru Jan. 4th and you can find all the details on the main page HERE!
-I have a mini-blog candy going on in yesterday's post below or click HERE! It's very sweet ;)
I have two favorite drinks during the holidays and winter that I CANNOT give up, lol (no not Cherry Coke although I still drink that too)! I LOVE good hot cocoa with lots of whipped cream AND Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice drink--neither are coffee which I despise, hee hee! So when I saw this digi by MelJen Designs called "Christmas Cocoa" I just had to use it!! The snowman on the cup is too cute!! The papers are by Cosmo Cricket's "Mitten Weather"(15% off now) collection and that FABULOUS embossed cs was done by the NEW Basic Grey Sizzix embossing folders (work like the cuttlebug ones) called "Powdered Sugar & Snowglobe Set" (see all of them here). I love the designs, nice deep embossing--I think this one looks like a winter scarf print, very cool!
The fun sentiment is a tag stamp from PTI called "2008 Holiday Tag Collection" and this is how I made it--I liked the handle look of it--I stamped it out on cs and it stamps out in a circle with a center design. Then I diecut the whole image out with a circle nestie and cut the center image (cup) out so it's more of a ring and added a button to the center. The bow got the same button treatment with bakers twined knotted off on it!
The image was colored with Copics (green-YG67,YG03,G20/R29,R24,R22,R20/white-C1,C00/cocoa-E29,E25,E31). Then I got to work adding lots of fun elements to the image as usual, hee hee! The handle, berries and hot cocoa got diamond glaze for a nice shiny effect! The star, holly and hat band got stickles for sparkle! Then to top it all off I added some Liquid Applique in white for the puffy marshmallows.
Hope you enjoyed this holly, jolly Christmas card today and hope you come back tomorrow for the BIG POST! Don't forget to stop by the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see all the fab DT projects and to join in with us!!