Hello lovely friends and Happy Weekend to you all! I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend and maybe getting some time for arts and crafts as well. I am finishing some projects up this afternoon as well before we head out to Riley's favorite restaurant for dinner and then we're off to see the "Gnomeo" movie. Alexa is already starting to sweat as she has to go to the movies with HER PARENTS--god forbid you know, LOL! And she LOVES it when I laugh louder than everyone else, hee hee---hey I like to enjoy myself KWIM! The price of these 3-D movie tickets will break the bank I do know that---this is why I prefer DVD's at home in our media room--much cheaper! But it's Riley's 13th birthday so anything for him right!
On that subject he took a GIANT leap into manhood this morning (did you hear me crying, sniff sniff). James taught him how to shave this morning as he was getting a bit of a mustache and I do NOT allow any facial hair in this house, LOL. He was quite excited about it though, lol, although he would diiiiie if he knew I blogged about it (shhh we won't tell right?). I'm not really sure I'm ready for my baby to be a teen to tell you truthfully. It was a bit easier with Alexa (who will be 15 in April) as she was the first born and a girl although this first year of high school was more daunting for me than for her, LOL. My last baby is now taller than me and is shaving---whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnne! Where did the time go? Just when you think you've seen enough legos all over the floor and a messy table after dinner, BOOM, they're all grown up. So for those of you who still have youngun's at home--I know sometimes its hard but enjoy every minute of it! Not too many more years before my two are off to college and I'm hoping I've taught them right and prepared them for this crazy world that we have to deal with---egads! The stress that kids bring you, LOL!
So BIG Happy, Happy Birthday Wishes to my baby...errrr..big boy Riley who will be officially 13 at 8:50 pm tonight. I love you so much buddy and I look forward to seeing what joy the next year brings us!
Also a BIG Happy Birthday to my mom who turns 68 tomorrow on the 13th! Hope you have a smashing day mom and I PROMISE to get your card out this week, LOL! (she knows I'm always late even if I'm a cardmaker)!!
-YEP, I finally finished them! Four NEW Copic Videos showing an entire image being colored (skin, clothing, hair, & watercolor-like backgrounds) Hope you'll check them out below in full length version and hope you like them! I used a fabulously cute NEW La La Land image for the videos. The links are:
La La Land Skin #1
La La Land Clothing #2
La La LandHair #3
-Still a few spots left for the San Diego Copic class on Feb.23rd --- see www.cmcroad.com if interested! I'd love to see you!
-SCACD has some NEW products in store including NEW Embossing Folders by Craft Concepts, Sew Easys, NEW Smooch Colors and fabulous 6x6 paper pads! You will definitely find something you NEED or WANT, LOL!
The images were cut out with Spellbinders Labels 1 (both the regular size & the Grand size)--love this shape and I embossed a smaller label sized die on the cream cs for more dimension. The scrolls were done with some of my fave Marianne Dies (I just got the new awesome ones in the mail too-yippee). I adore this sentiment from PTI--it says so much and I for one am VERY thankful for the awesome family & friends I have in my life. I believe a life full of love, family and good friendship is a GREAT LIFE indeed! I used my Bow Easy to create my bow and then added a few flowers to the center. The main image was cut out and then added with dimensionals to the side.
This beautiful image was colored with Copics (R29,R24,R22,R20 and then deepened with W5/E43,E42,E41). I added a few stickles to the bodice of her dress for some pretty sparkle.
Hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to stop by the SCACD Store Blog HERE to see more of the TIOT Challenge creations by the DT! Have a great weekend!
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