Well a very happy Thursday to all of you! The weekend is almost here—yay! Well unless you live under a rock (LOL) you know that the East Coast had a major earthquake on Tuesday afternoon. We are SO NOT used to these things first of all and where I live is about 70 miles from the epicenter of where it occurred so it was LOUD and SCARY—took about 10 years off my life for sure!! I was sitting in my chair working on my laptop and Alexa was on couch watching tv (Riley was upstairs in his room)---the dogs had been barking and acting as though it was going to thunderstorm which was strange since it was sunny & blue skies outside. They were driving me CRAZY!! Then it sounded like a freight train and the rumbling started. I kid you not my walls were shaking and rolling and I really thought the ceiling (we have a 2 story family room and stone fireplace) was going to topple on top of us. I think my heart mighta stopped at that point and Alexa and I were just staring at each other with our mouths open. Then I screamed “WTF” (yes I have a truck driver’s mouth when the moment calls for it, I never said I was a saint, and yes an earthquake is a VERY appropriate moment for those words lol) and Alexa flew off the couch for the basement. Riley came running out of his room and at that moment I knew it was either an earthquake or a bomb had just gone off (when you live this close to DC and have lived thru 9/11 those thoughts quickly go thru your mind about bombs & terrorists). I told them to get outside, grabbed the dogs, my cell phone & laptop. My whole neighborhood was outside wondering what the heck happened. I finally got a hold of my hubby who was evacuating his building in DC and I could tell he was FREAKED OUT TOO—he thought his building was going to collapse for sure. Now remember our buildings in the east were not built to withstand earthquakes and a lot of our buildings are OLD, historically old so they cannot handle these things. There has been a lot of damage to buildings and the Washington Monument is closed indefinitely due to cracks in it. Now what do I say to those on the West Coast that are mocking us here in the East—not much that’s for sure! Anyone who makes fun of others traumatic experiences isn’t worth wasting my breath on that’s what I think. We should be supporting each other instead of making fun---let a West Coast person come experience a Category 5 Hurricane and see what they do? That’s all I’m saying And yes we now have to contend with a hurricane coming into our area on Saturday night---but at least those I’m used to and I can handle that and we will be prepared. Thanks to everyone who sent me hundreds of texts, emails and facebook messages—I appreciate your concern for me and my family, thank you so much!
Now as for me and my family we are off to Baltimore, MD for a few days for a quick family vacation before school starts on Monday. Tonight we are headed to the Redskins vs. Ravens football game (yep the Dean’s are HUGE football and hockey fans). Now Alexa is a Ravens fan but the rest of us are Redskins fans so it should be an interesting night, LOL! Then we are headed to the zoo on Friday and then the Aquarium and Inner Harbor on Saturday—we love it up there so it should be fun. We will be home Saturday evening in time to prepare for the incoming hurricane and then school starts on Monday and back to the real world ‘eh! So hope you have a fabulous weekend wherever you may be or whatever you are doing!
-SCACD is having a fabulous mini-release of Fall Floral Fairies—they are beauties and will be released on Friday (8/26)!! See the store blog here for more details! Check out all the NEW yummy 6x6 holiday paper pads here too!
Also coming in September Sylvia Zet for SCACD stamps--they are absolutely adorable! Head to the store blog for details on blog candy (see sneak peek in blinkie below--cute 'eh)!!
-Are you close to Wilmington,DE? Want to take some Copic classes with me? Sept 10th I will be there teaching---see more details at www.cmcroad.com ! Also Ohio & Kansas City (San Diego, San Jose, & Chicago will be up next week)
Today I’m sharing a fun “just because” project with you all and to kick off Fall Football! The Dean’s are HUGE football fans and it’s the best part about fall I think LOL (we are both Redskins & Ravens fans—read above lol). So when I saw this super cute image from the Stamp Fairy I HAD TO HAVE IT—he’s called “Tommy Sports” and there are a few in the collection! If you haven’t stopped by my sweet friend Gerda’s digi store to see her adorable characters you need to RUN NOW—they are just irresistible!! This one reminds me of my son when he was MUCH smaller LOL!
I used a mix of papers/patterns from two of My Minds Eye’s “Lime Twist” paper pads (Out of the Blue & Go Fly a Kite—both 20% off here). I wanted both fall and Redskins colors hee hee. I used my Zutter Distress Tool to distress my paper edges and inked them. The stars were made with my SU punches, the circle elements I did with my Spellbinders (pinking circles and reg circles) and they stand up a bit from the card which is cool. The sentiment is from a Paper Trey Ink set and then I just cut it out in a banner shape and bent it around a pencil so it would be curvy. Twine and buttons finish it all off.
Awww isn’t he a cutie-pie? He’s from the Stamp Fairy’s “Tommy Sports” Collection HERE! He’s colored with Copics E08,E07,E13,E11,E00 / E37,E35,YR20 / YR23,Y23,Y21 / E25,E50/ YG67,YG03,G20. I added Diamond Glaze to his helmet and shoes. AND YES there are stickles on this card, LOL (wouldn’t be a Suzanne card w/o stickles right?)—I added them to the helmet’s face mask and the star cut-outs.
See you back here on Sunday!! I’ll announce the Blog Candy’s winner then as well! Happy Weekend to you all!