Well hello there everyone and welcome to Wednesday! Wow the middle of the week already huh? Where the heck have I been? Oh yeah I was in New York and Canada, hee hee! I had a fabulous time in Canada—I love the ladies up there and its always a great time and the weather was beautiful! If you are ever up there you MUST stop by Sheila’s store “Scrapping Great Deals”—not only is she a great lady (and a hoot) but her store is packed with lots of goodies which I tried hard not to look at LOL! We had lots of laughs and giggles (and snorts) and although I was exhausted it was really a great time! The drive from Canada back to my grandma’s house was a riot though---it was torrential raining the whole time which I love (not). But I hate crossing the border—I feel like a criminal even though I’ve done nothing wrong. Sweat drips off of me and I feel faint LOL---this time the border guard decided to MESS with me though. He starts asking me all these questions to confuse my tired bum me thinks—sample: “What’s your citizenship”, “what state you live in” “why were you here” “how do you know these people” “where does your grandma live” “are you married” “how often do you visit” for like 10 mins. Finally he says “how long you in town?” and I said I’m leaving for home in the morning and he says “ahh that’s too bad cuz’ I was going to see if you wanted to go out for coffee?” WHAT THE HECK LOL (he was cute but wayyyy too young for me hee hee) and I’m like “No I’m married and I’m tired so can I go now” as I’m watching them search the car next to me with dogs and flashlights and panic is creeping up my spine. And do I say it nicely? NOOOOO cuz I lack a filter and I was tired, irritated and starting to panic LOL—so I give him attitude of course—what the heck is wrong with me I tell you! Luckily he laughs and says “yeah you can go now”---I zoomed outta there at about 80 mph! Now I will say that is a FIRST for crossing the border, hee hee, I’m just grateful that the US let me back in cuz’ maybe they wanted Canada to keep me!! And hello---have you been to a Tim Horton’s in NY or Canada? YUMMERS—they have the best donuts and yep I had some everyday! So this week I am on DONUT DETOX—veggies, fruits, juicer and gym workouts all week to detox for sure. I logged some major miles on the bike and treadmill last night at gym and lifted weights and I’m back at the gym today for pilates. I keep saying I’d love to have a Tim Horton’s nearby but I’m thinking that probably is NOT a good idea—I’d be there everyday for sure and that would be BAD, BAD, BAD!
I have a few pics below to share with you of my trip to NY and classes in Canada! I will have more pics and some gifts that were given to me by some of my pals up there that I want to share. Everyone is always so welcoming to me and kind when I teach no matter where I go and I so appreciate it!
I have some upcoming classes in Delaware, Kansas City, Ohio and Illinois at www.cmcroad.com if you are interested. Also will be in San Jose and San Diego, CA this fall so look for those details soon too!
-The CMC Challenge is still going on thru Friday before the winner is announced and new challenge is put up so check it out & join in on the fun!
-Magnolia-licious has 2 AWESOME products out right now---the “No Shims Embossing Mat” which does more than emboss (look for my video soon) and the “Stay-Put Craft Mat”. This mat is soooo much better than the one currently sold here—it actually stays put on any surface and doesn’t roll up—you can heat set on it and wipe any product off. Fabulous!!
Ok—how excited was I to get home and see my new stamps from Magnolia-licious—umm YAYYYY! I absolutely adore this new collection called “Winner Takes It All”, the images are adorable and there is one for every sport/activity and of course Lady Diana has the best assortment & prices too which helps you drop a few in your cart LOL!
I couldn’t wait to use this cute lil’ “Yoga Tilda” on a project! I'm not really not a Yoga gal myself as I don't do well in slow & quiet situations LMBO! I’ve tried it a few times and I just giggle cuz I’m not super flexible and then when you have to lay there and meditate it makes me want to fall asleep so I just don’t do it! But I DO like pilates! However I have friends who love yoga so this card is devoted to them and I had to add this funny quote I found online that says “Without love, Without Humor, Yoga is just a lot of HARD WORK” LOL! I printed it out using Word onto my cs--easy peasy! The papers are all by Lily Bee Paper Designs—I love the combo of aqua and browns which always seem soothing to me. I used some Marianne Designs dies for my swirls and pendants. The circle cut out was embossed with a paisley CB embossing folder. Some pearls and stickles finish it all off.And she got colored with Copics of course--- BG72,BG11,BG10 / E25,E31,E50 / YR23,E25,YR20 for hair. Stickles on her yoga pants for bling and then I used some Indian print stamps to stamp around the image and added pearls. I think she’s a super cutie!! Ommmmm……….LOL!