Hi friends and Happy Thursday to you all! Sorry I’ve been lax in posting but I guess I’ve gotten into this vacation thing and have managed to disconnect myself from my laptop, LOL. Totally surprising but necessary I guess at times yes? So I’m having a great time here in SC with my family---lots of beach days, pool days and finding fun places to eat dinner and yes a bit o’ shopping but of course. The other day we spent in Beaufort which is beautiful and on the top of my list for places to move eventually here in SC—a great coastal small town. We are going to Charleston soon and spending the night there—I love Charleston too! The kids want to go to the Aquarium and I want to tour some of the historic sites and YEP some shopping too, hee hee! If you’ve never been to SC it is worth the drive, plane ride, whatever---the weather is great and the people are super nice, I just love it!
Six Degrees of Separation! You’ve heard of it right? We are all separated by only 6 people/things/places in life and the more people I meet the more I believe in this! I also am a HUGE believer in SIGNS—I see them everywhere and I try to find out why they are there. So funny story for ya—I’m telling all of you because I know YOU all will understand, my family on the other hand just chalk it up to one of my many eccentricies, LMBO! While we were in Maui this spring we were in this super cute shop in K’annapali where I bought this wristlet bag that holds money, id and your cell phone so I didn’t have to tote my huge purse around the islands KWIM. As I’m loading it up with my stuffs I notice on the tag that it says Dafuskie Island, SC---WOW right? I’m in Maui and I just bought something from one of my fave places on earth, so cool! (my family is like “whatever” at this point, lol). So we get home and a week later I’m reading one of my fave magazines “Southern Living” and what is in it? Yep an article on the people that own the company (Spartina 449 by the way is the name) and their new home they built on Dafuskie Island! Another SIGN right? LOL! I fly out of my bedroom and run down to the family room where everyone is and announce this---they just blink their eyes and laugh cuz’ they think I’m crazy for sure! But to me THIS IS A SIGN I definitely need to move to SC---yes it really is!! Sooooo the other day I’m in the pool reading a magazine called “Southern Lady” (yes do you see the theme here, lol) and who happens to be in it? YEP—Spartina 449 again and GUESS WHATTTTTT? I find out that the company they formerly owned was called (wait for it)………………………………K&Company!!!! YES people that K&Company---one of my fave paper companies EVER!!! Well now I know why I’m so drawn to the patterns on their bags (cuz yes I now own a few, just a few, hee hee---ask my friends Pat & Dana how many they own now too, LMBO)! I have the bag below and quite a fewwwwwwwww of the other pieces that are in this line, LOL!
Well they no longer own K&Company but I do love their bags and you can see them all HERE (in case you need any enabling by me, hee hee)! So that is my story about SIGNS and how I think that my eventual move here to SC is pre-destined! You all agree right? I’m not really crazy (no I’m pretty sure I’m not most days) but my brain DOES work in odd ways me thinks but if you understand what I just said then you can be my BEST FRIEND too, hee hee!!! So now my next course of action is to MEET the Spartina owners---I feel I NEED to meet them so perhaps another trip out to Dafuskie is in my future this week, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..
-Summer Special is still going on for all online Copic Classes at the CMC Classroom! Also you can join in on the current CMC Challenge which is super fun and our sponsor is Tiddly Inks which I just adore!
Here are a FEW more pics for you of our trip!
You can find all the details on this challenge and how to play along (we sure hope you do) at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog!
I used one of the super cute NEW Magnolia stamps called “Watercan Tilda” from Magnolia-licious and the patterned paper is from Magnolia as well. The paper is from the Sweet Rainbow collection HERE and is available in the larger size (like what I used) and the mini-sized too! I love the color combo of aqua, red and white together—perfect for summer! The white matting is a NEW Spellbinders die called “SDL Rectangles” and then I embossed the red oval with a Crafts Etc embossing folder (so cute as it has daisies on it)! I layered bunches of Prima flowers and circled around the bottom of the frame. The fab ribbon is from PTI and bow made with my Bow Easy.
Yep this cutie is colored with Copics R29,R24,R22,R20 / B06,B04,B02,B00 / E11,E00,R20 /E25,E31,E50. Then I put Diamond Glaze on the watering can and Stickles on her hair flowers and white bouse. Such a lil’ cutie!