Happy Wednesday to you all! I am on my way to Delaware to spend the night at my dear friend Anary's house--we will have some good girly talk and laughs I'm sure and I'm looking forward to it! Then tomorrow I will make my way to Grand Rapids, Michigan with my pal Melanie to teach for the weekend. Should be fun and looking forward to it all! Yesterday was a MAD rush to get everything done and I'm not even sure I did get done everything I should've LOL! And my TEEN daughter was NOT helpful, ugh! I swear the good days are definitely STILL interspersed with very BAD (read-moody) days. Have you heard that song by Martina McBride called "Teenage Daughters"--see video link below for it if you haven't. She READ MY MIND--how'd she do that? Oh yeah, she has teen girls too! LMBO! You love 'em, you're proud of 'em and some days you want them to go into their rooms and not come out for a VERY LONG TIME KWIM? I just keep saying' my mantra over & over "tomorrow is a new day, it will get better!" --- it does get better right? Well even if you say NO please don't share with me as I like to live in la-la land for right now, LOL. Then she's tearful when I leave, but when I am home she's giving me the third degree about why she shouldn't have to do chores, or how I'm too naggy, or I just don't understand. My house some days feels like an insane asylum and I am the only sane one (ha ha)! I pray for James to get thru this week while I'm gone, hee hee---poor guy hasn't a clue!
**Register NOW for the CMC Copic Classes in Ontario, Canada HERE! They are hosted by Scrappin' Great Deals right outside London, Ontario---I'd love to see you there. Soon to come--registration info on classes in Ohio at Scrap Happy in Tiffin, Ohio!
**Pre-Register for the new Magnolia Only Class at the CMC Classroom HERE taught by Mindy Baxter! It is a fun class using only Magnolia stamps, copic instruction, masking skills and more! Hover over the Class Description/Pricing Tab to click on class to see description and registration terms!
Martina McBride Song:
This card I entered into the "Cards For Men Challenge" as well :) Great challenge blog!
You know I'm a product junkie and the more I can add to my projects the better, LOL! I used Diamond Glaze on his helmet and eyes for a great shiny effect! His fur collar and fur trim on helmet got a coat of Polar White Flower Soft--I didn't use flock because I wanted it to look a little more textural than a soft flock. And of course some Stickles on the stars and dog collar charm :) He's colored up with Copics of course-- B99,B97,B95,B91/E39,E37,E35,E31,E50/YR23,YR20,E50/E11,E00,R20/C7,C5,C3,C1,C00/E43,E42,E40.
To create my large circle card I used my fabulous Spellbinders Grand Caliber and the Grand Circle Nestabilities. IF you have been on the fence about the machine and/or the larger dies--don't be--they are great for card makers too. I use them all the time and the largest sized die is great for creating shaped cards like this. The Grand Caliber is easy to use, cuts perfectly and you can cut a few things at once on it's large plate and embosses better than the Cuttlebug in my opinion (and I love, love my Cuttlebug, lol). To create that fun enameled embellie I just used some PTI stamps and inked the edges and then put Diamond Glaze in the center (TWICE--but wait for 1st coat to dry before adding 2nd coat) to make it pop! Fun and cheap ;)
Now make sure to head over to the 7 Kids Challenge Blog HERE to see the rest of the DT projects and how to join in on the fun!! See ya back here tomorrow!