Well a very happy Tuesday to you all and Happy March 15th! Today is a very special day for me---the Color Me Creative Classroom celebrates its 1 Year Birthday today! I am so excited to kick off a fun week of challenges, contests and other fun events at the classroom for a full 7 days starting TODAY! I have been so unbelievable blessed to have my classroom make it to 1 year and along the way have so much fun and meet so many SPECIAL friends. I love every minute of teaching Copics and thank you all for supporting me this year thru the classroom and my On the Road classes as well. I know not everyone gets to choose their career path/job and I am soooo lucky to really love what I do. Yes, it's hard work everyday and I sometimes work 16 hour days but in the end it is always worth it and I wouldn't trade it for the world. It has allowed me to meet so many people from around the world, travel to places to teach and allow me to be home with my kids and husband when I need to be. I never thought I'd be a teacher really although growing up my favorite "pretend play" was always teaching my dolls and stuffed animals art---so I guess that was a sign back then, LOL! But I truly enjoy teaching, motivating others and making them love and take time for art! I think crafting and the arts is truly soul soothing and a great stress relief---so if I'm helpful in some way making you love crafting and love coloring than I'm a happy gal! So come celebrate at the Color Me Creative Classroom all week with us---you won't want to miss a thing!
You can see today's CMC Challenge HERE! Make sure to read all the details on how to play along this week and how to be entered for the GRAND PRIZE! There will also be random prizes and prizes for those who do the challenges each day! You can also see the full schedule HERE or on the blog post below this! If you want to enter for the Grand Prize w/o playing in the challenges---you can find out how to donate to get an entry HERE! Donations are securely made and benefit World Vision--Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Relief!
**Also when you join the CMC Birthday Group at the CMC classroom, random prizes will be given during each day to those that comment---so you never know who might win! Everyone is welcome at the CMC Classroom and in the Birthday Group (unless you are a spammer, lol)--so come on & join the fun!
Since today is the 15th that means its another fun Copic Creations Challenge! This week we have been challenged to color with our favorite BLUES. Our fabulous sponsor is Sugar Nellie and 1 lucky winner will get their choice of 4 Sugar Nellie stamps/images so make sure to stop by the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see the DT projects and how to join in on the fun!
I chose this beautiful "Simply Adorable" digi image from Sugar Nellie called "Joy Sitting"! I ADORE these beautifully drawn girls--so unbelievably cute and realistic. They are great for those beginning coloring with copics too as they have built-in shading to guide you---that way you can get the feel of where shading should be. My papers are older from my stash called " and I used this past week's Friday Sketchers sketch for my layout--loved it! I cut my image out and popped it up on my mat that was created with SB's "Beaded Ovals" and then run thru my CB embossing folder. The rhinestone swirls are by Zva that I cut into parts and added to my card. The double bow was created with my Bow Easy and then topped with layered Prima flowers.
Isn't she a cutie? I used Copic Colors B99,B95,B91 and my Colorless Blender for the blues (E11,E00/E25,E50,E31/C3,C1/R24,R22,R20 for the rest of the colors). Diamond Glaze was used on her eyes, shoes & apple for some realistic shine. Then stickles were added to her dress trim and hair bow for some bling---gotta have stickles, hee hee!
Hope you enjoyed this post today and stop on over at the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see the DT projects & how to play along! Also don't forget to stop by the Color Me Creative Classroom for a list of fun Birthday Events!!