Hello everyone and a Happy Wednesday to you! I am busy, busy, busy like a beeeeee today getting work done and laundry so I can begin the arduous task of packing for 2 weeks for my family. Yes, LOL, I pack for everyone pretty much—this way I know NOTHING gets forgotten! The kids pack their backpacks with junk for the trip but I take care of suitcase packing! I travel enough that my poor red suitcase looks like its been thru WW3 and has yet to be fully unpacked since JANUARY—I KID YOU NOT LOL! I keep it loaded with stuff that always needs to be taken so it makes my life easier. When I get back from our 2 week vacation I will only be home for 5 days before I fly out to Chicago for a week to teach and attend CHA (Craft & Hobby Association). That leaves me enough time to do laundry, unpack the family, pick up the animals and do some work, LOL. It’s a crazed life but a happy life so don’t worry about me---I’m never complaining—only grateful and thankful! Like I always say “if my feet hit the floor and I’m standing then I’m SMILING” and that’s how I live each day! I’m grateful for each moment I get to enjoy (whether happy or sad) with my family, friends and the world! I always think that if I died I hope to have lived my life well and happily and hopefully touched others lives with kindness, laughter and love—my main goal it is for sure!! So if you will be in Chicago at CHA make sure you stop by and say HI---I’d love to meet and chat with you (yes look for the CRAZY LADY at the Scor-Pal & Magnolia-licious booth, lol).
-7 Kids College Fund has a coupon for 10% off all CC Designs Stamps—Use Code CCTY10, good through 6/27/11! Like to mask or airbrush? Check out the fabulous Copic Xpress It- Mask It that works like a dream!
-Yep SCACD is having another fabulous release on Friday featuring gorgeous stamps by Victoria Case exclusively for SCACD. Enter for the yummy Blog Candy and see Sneak Peeks at the store blog HERE!
-I have Blog Candy on my last post (below this one) if you’d like to enter---you have until Friday to do so!!
-The current CMC Challenge will be ending on Friday—the challenge is to color BRUNETTES (see slideshow of my DT’s gorgeous work below) and we’d love to have you enter---lots of fun prizes!! Everyone is welcome! New Challenge will go up on Friday and run for 2 weeks---Tiddly Inks is our fabulous sponsor!
Today I’m sharing a project with you that I did for the new 7 Kids Challenge! Wendy is our lovely hostess and she has challenged us to use “FLUFF & STUFF”—which means to use soft things on our cards like fluff, flock, fabric, flower soft and more! Fun huh? Make sure to stop by the 7 Kids Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous DT projects and play along with us!!
I used a Stampavie stamp by Sarah Kay called “Juliet in a field of Nastutiums”— isn’t she a lil beauty? I used soft papers by Kaisercraft called “English Rose”—I loved the soft mauves and greens in the patterns. The layout is the current sketch at Cupcake Craft Challenges, see link above. The leaf dies are from Marianne Designs and then I added small seed pearls with Viva Décor Pearl Pen in Ice White. The edges of my papers got distressed with my fave Zutter Distress Tool (love it)! The border was done with a MS border punch.
Yes she was colored with Copics of course and I’ll add the pink colors I used later—I cannot remember in my sleepy head right now, LOL. But the Greens were G99,G82,G20 and Hair was E35,YR20 & E50. I used Flower Soft for the grassy areas and then more Viva Décor Pearl Pen on the flower centers for more texture.
That’s all for me today, I hope you have a joyful Wednesday! See you back here on Friday!!