Hello my lovely friends and a very Happy Friday to you all! Yay it’s the weekend---hope y’all have fabulous plans. As you read this I am flying overhead on my way to Chicago this morning, renting a car and driving to Memories & Beyond in Downer’s Grove, Ill. to teach for two days. Let’s hope Suzanne has NO adventures during the flight and drive ok, LOL, I MUST be at the store ontime to teach I have 2 days off on Sunday & Monday which is nice and I’ll be in the Windy City to play and see some sites with my friends. I usually don’t get to do that so it will be fun for sure---singing perhaps? (you never know, lol) Then I work all week at CHA which is always tiring but super fun to meet and see everyone—I love that!
And yes I have another STORY for you today---when do I not huh? LOL! I seem to attract the weird, funny, and strange around me and I’m not really sure why but it sure does make my life interesting! I finished all my class prep, laundry, packing & grocery shopping yesterday so Alexa and I set off to get pedicures and nails done. Its something I do every 2 weeks as a treat and break from work for myself—I don’t work but just sit & relax for a bit. So I was having my nails done after having my pedicure and a man walks in to get a pedicure—not very strange as I’ve seen lots of men there. To set the stage as well where I go is owned by a Korean family—very nice but sometimes hard to understand KWIM as far as speech goes. So he sits down and he starts in---OMGoodness I was like what the heck! He’s super loud and has a Southern accent that carries across the space--reminded me a bit of Nathan Lane in the "BirdCage" movie if you get my drift, LOL (love that movie btw)! So he wants a pedicure BUT he also wants her to paint animals on some of his toes, LMBO—which they do there but usually not on men. The salon lady is one of the quieter ones and she just cocks her head and looks at him. He’s going on & on about this beach party this weekend and how he wants all kinds of Sea Life painted on his toes like dolphins,crabs & fish LOL. And he’s Southern so he has an accent and I can TELL she does not understand him, hee hee. So he finishes his request and she’s quiet for a minute before saying “so you want feet done and crabs all over you?” LOL—I about died! I was trying so hard not to laugh but it all bottled up and YEP I SNORTED LOUDLY and that was it for me, I couldn’t stop laughing. He just stared at her for a bit and then said “WELL, I don’t want JUST crabs dear, I want some fish & dolphins too!” very seriously. I was hyperventilating at this point and Alexa was just glaring at me and laughing too—even the gal doing my nails was laughing. So the lady sat down and started his pedicure and the whole ENTIRE TIME he giggled and was like “whoohoo that tickles, hee hee hee” loudly each time she scrubbed/polished his feet. It was a RIOT! Usually its very quiet and peaceful in there but NOT today, no way! I left before I could see his feet (which he invited us ALL to see, lol) but I’m sure they were OCEAN FRIENDLY!! LOL—oh my! You just never know do ya!?
-Pre-order all the NEW Spellbinders dies at 7 Kids College Fund! There are a few beauties that I MUST have! Also pre-order the beautiful new holiday Stampavie Stamps and the cool NEW I-Zing products (must try these me thinks)
-Remember I have a Summer Special going on for all my Online Copic Classes at the CMC Classroom thru Aug. 15th! Also check out the current challenge at the CMC Challenge Group too!
-If you email me and its urgent over the next week while I’m gone, please put 911 in the subject line. Otherwise I will check in on my emails when I can during the day & evening! Thanks!
Today is another fun Copic Creations Challenge and we have been challenged to use all PASTEL colors! We have a fabulous sponsor this time “Sparkle Creations” who provided the DT with images to use today so generously. If you haven’t checked out their cute designs take time to do so—they are just adorable and so fun to use!
I chose this cutie called “Cocktail Emily” as I thought she was perfect for summertime fun! I have a friend (ahem…ahem) who loves purple so this card may end up at her doorstep if I remember to mail it (I am notoriously horrible at sending stuff, lol). I chose these beautiful SEI papers for the color scheme of lilac, spring green and pale yellows. The swirls are made with Marianne Designs dies and then I added some layered Prima flowers/roses. I added some Stickles to the flowers so they would be sparkly too. The mats behind the image are from SB’s dies Labels 20 Mega Nesties. Some blingy rhinestones and a bow finish this cutie off!
She was of course colored with Copics YG67,YG03,G20 / V17,V15,V12,V000 /E11,E00 / Y11,Y00 /C1,C000 and Colorless Blender. The edges of my images as always were done with my fave Inkssentials Blending Tool. The glass/drink got a coat of Diamond Glaze and then I sprinkled Deco Art’s Glamour Dust in the glaze while still wet so it suspends within it—cool effect. The line got some stickles too!
That’s all for me today---hope you enjoy your weekend! Make sure to stop by the Copic Creations Challenge Blog to see the DT projects & join in the fun!! And make sure to stop back by here on Monday for a fun Magnolia-licious Blog Hop!!