Hellooooooooo Friends & Happy Monday to ya'll! How was your weekend? Mine was fabulous--the weather was just beautiful here in VA. Friday it was 80 degrees---yeah 80 in March--whooohooooo! But blue skies & sun all weekend which made Suzanne a very HAPPY GIRL! LOL! My mom was visiting and we grilled out, did some shopping (just a lil' hee hee) and had movie night. So it was really nice and I enjoyed every minute of family time that we had. This week I'm crazy busy with work projects and kid activities---Alexa starts back up in gymnastics and Riley is doing Football Spring Training. I swear that boy grows 2 inches every night--he has outgrown his NEW jeans again, arghhhh! I cannot KEEP UP, LOL! I don't know but I think he might be heading for 6'5---he's already 5'11 and still growing and wearing a size 13 shoe. Do you know how MUCH size 13 tennis shoes cost for a teen boy that busts them up every 2 months? A LOT! LOL! Coupled with his new jeans every couple of months and a sky-high grocery bill and I might go BROKE I SWEAR--thank goodness I only have 1 boy, hee hee! I really have NEVER seen a person sit and drink a whole gallon of milk at dinner and eat his whole plate of food and still be hungry--its like dumping food into an empty barrel every day ;) CRAZY! My "baby" has grown that's for sure!
Tonight we are having a fun CHAT on the Color Me Creative Classroom to wrap up the birthday festivities that we had this past week. The chat is on the main page and EVERYONE is welcome to stop by at 7:15 pm EST! I sure hope you all that participated had as much fun as I did--it was so great to see you all participate in the challenges & chat on the site. I love ya all and so appreciate your friendship & support! Remember some of the challenges are still on-going so you still have a chance to win. And you can still DONATE HERE (every $3 donated gets you 1 entry) to be entered for the Grand Prize of a NEW 2011 Ltd Edition Cricut Expression and a $50 Gift Certificate to Oozak.com!
-NEW Prisma Pencil Class 1 is up and premiering at the CMC Classroom! My pal Marti Wills is the instructor and she has done a fabulous, detailed job on this class. You will find a full class description at the classroom HERE (hover mouse over Class Description/Pricing tab to see class)--it includes video instruction & printables along with weekly chats. So if you are wanting to delve into coloring or improving your coloring with colored pencils, this is the class for you!
-My upcoming locations for Copic Classes are Phoenix, Connecticut, Michigan & South Carolina. Soon to be announced are North Carolina, Vegas, San Jose (CA), and Canada (Toronto). All details on classes & registration are at www.cmcroad.com ! I'd love to meet ya!
Challenge DT are putting on a fun hop for you featuring all Spring/Easter Projects. Right now there is a FANTASTIC Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest that Magnolia-licous is having and you can find all the details on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE---winners could win up to $150 in gift certificates! There are 3 separate categories that you can choose from to do (or do all 3 if you'd like)---each of the DT members has chosen a category (or 2) to do for their projects today to get you inspired so you can go and get crafty & enter in the contest 'kay?! LOL!
I chose to do 2 of the categories cuz' I couldn't stop at just 1, LOL! These new "Butterfly Dreams" Collection stamps from Magnolia-licious are too delish and cute to stop at just one KWIM! I adore this whole line--maybe the cutest line evah! I created a gift/candy box and a matching card for my projects---the white pail in the top picture is from Target & stuffed with candy & stuffed bunny (its for my neice). I used "#363 Tilda & Her Bunny" and "#560 Wheelbarrow" for both of my projects. The sentiment is an older Hero Arts stamp set that I adore & use often. Those fabulous papers are new by Memory Box "Minuet" and I'm soooooooooo loving them, such soft pretty patterns & colors.
This fabulous gift/candy box is a template from My Time Made Easy Templates called "Creative Card Candy". I love Lauren's templates--you can buy them in cut (svg & other) files or pdf files. Since I don't use my Cricut (shhhhh---its shameful I know, LMBO) I always get them in pdf and just print them out & cut since I don't mind cutting so much. There are tons of fun ones to choose from, easy to put together and make great gifts! This one could hold candy like I filled mine with or other small treats and gifts. I decorated the cover with that cute "Tilda and her Bunny", pretty papers and the swirls are Marianne Designs dies that I looooove! And yep, the project is held together with fabulous Scor-Tape--I love that stuff--the best! I used a MS border punch to create the paper lace around the center of the box and the ribbon is by SU. (SU if you are listening please bring back Soft Sky cs--I need more, lol)
Isn't "Tilda and her Bunny" adorable--omgoodness I just love her! She's colored with Copics: B04,B02,B000/YG25,YG03,YG000/YR24,YR23,YR21,YR20/E11,E00,R20/C3,C1,C00/E29,E25,E31,E50. I gave her bow and shirt some pale blue polka dots with my Spica Pen in Sky Blue. The bunny's tail got some Doodlebug Flock (25% off) on it for fuzziness fun! Her bow also got some Stickles for sparkle.
For the card I used that fabulous new spring "Wheelbarrow"--I love, love tulips and this image is just fabulous on its own OR paired with a cute Tilda or Edwin. I used the same colors and papers as the candy box on this card. The white cs on both projects was embossed with a new larger (5x7") CB folder called "polka-dots". I added a bow made with the Bow Easy & topped it with a Prima Pearl Center and added some pearls to the left side of the card as well.
For the main image I used Stickles on the bases of the tulips and on the swirls. Then I used Viva Decor Pearl Pen (ice white) to create pearls on the dots for more texture. Isn't this a gorgeous image? I just love it and it's perfect on its own for so many occasions.
Since I'm the last stop on the hop, make sure to visit Angie's Blog Here to start from the beginning. And head over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to learn how you can enter into the Magnolia-licious Spring/Easter Extravaganza Contest!! You won't want to miss out on it!