Happy Friday my friends! As you read this I should be flying back across the country (never sure what time zone I'm in, LOL) and will be home at 11:30 pm tonight. San Diego has been absolutely delightful--beautiful sunny weather, loved the coast and great restaurants. I really enjoyed my too short visit and hanging out with some old friends---I will definitely be making my way back there very soon. I can see why everyone loves it so much. My trip was fairly uneventful which is good for me, hee hee--my bags did get tagged at the airport "LATE" so I wasn't sure if they made the journey with me or not. Which was a HUGE problem as all my class supplies were in one of my checked bags--so that definitely made me nervous. Flights were easy--I had 2 Redskin players next to me on the flight to Denver (Rod Cartwright and Lorenzo Alexander) and not only were they very BROAD and took up a lot of space but they wanted to talk to me the whole time, LOL--I finally fell asleep on them (how rude of me, hee hee) cuz' I was beat. I never sleep the night before I travel and I had to be up at 3 am and at the airport at 4:15 am. Then had a layover in Denver where I had John Denver songs playing thru my brain, lol and yes I do love me some John Denver (I'm leaving on a jet plane and Rocky Mountain High, LOL)! Flight to San Diego was smooth and I chatted with the lady next to me---I am OBSESSIVE about having to have a window seat. So I really like flying Southwest as they have internet on most of the planes so I can work but also free seating. I check-in early and get my boarding number and nab the closest window seat---I will CRY if I don't have a window seat, LOL.
And my Copic Class was in the coolest place--the Courtyard by Marriott is one of the oldest banks in San Diego and my class was in the old safe deposit vault. See pics below--it was pretty darn cool and secure, LOL! Waving hi to all the fun ladies who came out to class---it was so nice to meet you all and hope you had fun! I will share more pics of my trip this weekend---I don't have time to upload and edit them all this evening, I'm tired, LOL! So I'll be home for a few days and then I fly down to Florida for another set of classes---I'm excited to be sharing a room with my good friend Pat Jaynes and Dana Shaw. I'm sure I won't sleep much and we'll do lots of chatting and giggling--I'm looking forward to it and I have 2 extra days there to soak up the sun and have fun :)
Slideshow of San Diego Pics:
-SCACD has some new rocking products just in from CHA that you need to check out! New Bo Bunny, My Mind's Eye & Prima 6x6 papers HERE! New Copic 2011 Set of HERE! New (fabulous) Prima Flowers HERE and NEW Earth Art Stamps HERE!
-Tomorrow is the last day for entries for a chance to be on my CMC Challenge DT! You can see all the details here---I'd love to have all levels in my DT so do NOT be intimidated. The DT will rotate every 3 months and I'm easy to work with, LOL!
Today I'm sharing a new card with you that I did for last week's Gina K Release using the cute stamp set "Chocolate Bunnies" which was illustrated by Asela Hopkins. This set is so much fun to use--cute images and sentiments which are perfect for the upcoming Easter holiday. The layout of this card was a sketch I had made (see below) for one of the release challenges and I was thrilled to see so many wonderful entries from everyone--they were beautiful! If you've never been over to the Gina K Stamp TV site, well you SHOULD (lol)--there is a lot of fun resources, videos and projects there for you to get inspiration from. Everyone is welcome!
My papers are some new ones but I have forgotten who they are by, LOL (I will check when I get home and post it)--I loved the mix of pastels with the chocolate browns, perfect with my images of chocolate bunnies! The scrolls are dies from Marianne Designs and then I added Stardust Stickles to outline them for some bling!
Don't they look yummy? I colored them with Copics (E25,E31,E53,E51,E11) and then gave them a nice thick coat of Diamond Glaze to make them super shiny. They have bows drawn on their necks but I wanted more dimension so I used some Bakers Twine in green/white from PTI to make small bows for them. I also added some lil' fluffy bunny tail pom-poms, so cute! The grass was made from a die from MFT--I love their dies, they cut beautifully thru lots of materials and the grass just rocks! I scored about a half-inch in from each side of the grass and then put on some Scor-Tape so the grass would pop up over them.
Hope you enjoyed this Bunny Card today and I'm wishing you all a fabulous weekend!