Hey there friends—how are you this Monday?! Did you all celebrate Father’s Day yesterday with your families? We spent the day at home chilling, got some MD Blue Crabs and grilled out on the patio with hubby. That’s what he wanted, so that’s what we did, LOL. I must say I could not ask for a better Dad for my two kiddoes than my hubby—he has a great relationship with them and I’m always so grateful for his partnership in raising the kids! He’s the BEST!!
Saturday night me, Alexa, my mom-in-law and Alexa’s friend went to see Sugarland in concert---whooooowheeee were they good! We traveled 4 hours to Pennsylvania to see them and it was soooooooooooooooo WORTH it---boy can Jennifer Nettles sinnnnng (I sooo love her)! We had front seats behind the crazy pit and they were excellent—they put on a great show (see pics below) We had a blast and it was hilarious trying to get down the mountain with the 1000’s of people, LOL---my mom-in-law was stressed OUT when I told her to “just sit back, that I was channeling my inner NYC cabbie driver self” hee hee! But sometimes I just gotta break it out and use it at times when its needed & if you’ve ever tried getting out of a concert like this where people are drunk, tailgating & partying (whoohooo, lol) you know how it is! We had a few drunks lean into the truck with us (nice ones of course) and I just laughed---the rest of the crew were a wee bit skeeered, hee hee! You just gotta roll with the flow
But it was a great weekend and now I’ve got lots to get done this week as we leave for Hilton Head, SC on Friday for our annual 2 week beach vacation. My posting will be sporadic during those couple of weeks but check in cuz’ I’ll be sharing some projects, stories of course and pictures while I’m away. If you are down that way and you SEE ME---come say Hello cuz I’d love to meet you! If you see a crazy woman, laughing loudly and fooling around---THEN you know it’s MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I make it my mission to have a good time every day and the beach is a healing place for me and my family---we enjoy every day there.
My fave Sugarland song/video:
-New Release coming from Victoria Case for SCACD this Friday and you can see sneak peeks all week along with a chance at some super yummy Blog Candy at the store Blog HERE!
-Winner of the FREE ONLINE COPIC CLASS at the CMC Classroom is…..Lillian Child!! Lillian email me with your choice and we’ll get ya started! Thanks everyone!
-Summer Special still on-going at the CMC Classroom for all online Copic Classes—stop by to check them out! Also the new BookEndz Group will be debuting very soon there so stay tuned—if you love books and crafting you’ll want to join us!
-Magnolia-licious has those awesome new No-More-Shims from the UK that you NEED—read about them HERE!
Today the Magnolia-licious DT has a super fun Blog Hop for you! Diana suggested we do a Black & White with POP Blog Hop to kick off summer for ya! I love using black and white on my cards and I threw in a HUGE POP of RED for ya, hee hee! You can find all the details on our blog hop and how to win BIG at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog! We hope you’ll join in with us! If you want to start the hop from the beginning head over to Barb’s fantastic blog here!
I decided to dig into my paper scrap stash (which is gigantic) and use some up so this has a mix of PTI, Gina K and Kaisercraft papers. I used this super sweet “Tilda with Kite” from the Sweet Rainbow Collection---you can see the whole sweeter than sweet collection HERE at Magnolia-licious! I loved coloring in some non-traditional colors like this—I love going against what “should” be done (the rebel in me, hee hee). The scrolls were done with a Marianne Designs and the black cs got embossed with a CB embossing folder.
This cutie got colored up with Copics C9,C7,C5,C3,C1,C00/ R29,R24,R22,R20 /E11,E00 and then stardust Stickles on her shirt, hairbands and kite. I cut the image so the kite came out the side a bit—gives it some extra fun!
If you read closely here is some sugar blog candy for ya---I’m giving away 4 Magnolia stamps of your choice if you answer this question “If you created a kite, what would you have on it?” on this post by Friday (and come on let’s be creative & funny---if you tickle my funny bone you could win something extra)!!