Hello friends and a happy Monday to you all! Did you have a good weekend? The weather here in VA was fantastic—thankfully the rain moved out and it was sunny and not humid. We spent the weekend finishing planting and mulching the backyard, we still have 2 more beds to finish as there is a ton of rocks in our soil. Baby steps right? The trees we ordered should be planted soon and I cannot wait—some firs, Crepe Myrtles, a Dogwood and a River Birch. We also got some new patio furniture which is super comfy and I just love it. So now we have two living room areas outside, a dining area and a smaller conversation area. As soon as its finished I will post some pics for ya! Its like another extension of the house and I will be out there as much as I can (in fact as I type this I am outside sitting, listening to some Billy Joel and watching James put in a drain pipe, lol).This weekend coming is Memorial Day here in the US and we have a party to go to and then our Barbecue is on Sunday. Praying for good weather as Memorial Day is NOTORIOUS for being rained out, LOL. And I’ll be thinking about all the soldiers that gave their lives for us here and around the world and are still doing it today to keep us safe. A lot of my flights are with soldiers heading back home before they leave for their first tour in Afghanistan or Iraq—they all look like babies and so innocent. I always say a silent prayer that they stay safe & return in one piece for their families---scary for them I’m sure but they pretend to be tough I know. So if you are celebrating this weekend or at the beach don’t forget to stop and give a small prayer of thanks and remembrance ok! Its so easy for us to get caught up in our lives and forget that we have soldiers dying everyday so we can have parties, work and be free here in the US. Whether we agree with the wars or not we need to always support and remember those that are serving for us!
-CMC On the Road Copic Classes—the www.cmcroad.com site has been updated with NEW locations! North Carolina, South Carolina, Las Vegas, Canada, Ohio and NEW Chicago! So if you’d like to learn how to color with Copics and have FUN you should sign up—I’d love to meet you in person!
-Did you check out those beautiful new stamps by Carmen Medlin for SCACD yet? They are beauties and so much fun to color and embellish---see them all HERE!
Today I’m sharing a fun birthday card with you! Birthdays are fun aren’t they? Well I guess if you WANT to turn another year older they are, LOL! I like cheery colors on birthday cards and this paper by Memory Box called “Brioche” fit the bill---bright and delicate patterns, love the color combo! And I used this cute new Magnolia called “Congratulations Tilda” from Magnolia-licious—love her! She could be used for lots of things like graduation, bat mitzvahs and more and she comes in the mini size HERE too! The mini sized one (sadly I do not have her) would be fabulous stamped on the envelope in red ink and for a gift tag as well!
I used the current sketch from Just Magnolia/Hanglar Challenge for my layout. I used my oval nesties for my image’s mat shapes cutting around her feet and hat so they stick out a bit. The swirls are from Marianne Designs and I liked that they kind of emulate the confetti swirls in the image. The round sentiment is from PTI and I put a fun button tied with Scrappers Floss in the center. A ribbon and some smaller buttons finish it off nicely.
This lil’ cutie got colored with Copics—R27,R24,R22,R20/Y15,Y11,Y00/B02,B00,B000/C9,C7,C5,C3,C1,C00/E11,E00. Then I accented her hat, present and confetti with Stickles in stardust and her shoes got a coat of Diamond Glaze.
Ok, hope you enjoyed my birthday girl today and that the cheery colors gave you a smile on this Monday! See you back here tomorrow have a good one!