Happy Tuesday my friends! It is finally sunny in Virginia after many rainy days here thank goodness. The rain certainly greened things up which was nice but enough is enough, lets hope we don’t have any more rain for at LEAST a month LOL. I had a great time in Delaware teaching and visiting with friends, it was fun and I miss my pal Anary already (sniff, sniff). I hope you all had a good weekend as well. We pretty much had a football day on Sunday---it was NFL Kick-Off day in the Dean household and it was FANTASTIC! Yep my Redskins won—yayyyy and the Ravens beat the Steelers—yayyyyy! And the Cowboys lost---yayyyyyy---it couldn’t be a better football day, LOL! (sorry if you are a fan of the teams that lost, hee hee but I GOTTA go there). And this was all AFTER I took the family to Tyson’s mall for shopping (oh boy). Alexa was looking for a homecoming dress and Riley had to get jeans. The jeans issue was solved pretty quickly, HOWEVER the dress situation was tiresome LOL. Alexa tried on quite a few but didn’t like ANY OF THEM, OMGoodness! So we came home empty handed for her but I ordered 4 dresses off line HOPING that one of them she will like (please pray) as I don’t have too many weekend opportunities to take her shopping again. She is SUPER PICKY—too poufy, too lacey, too showy, yucky color, yucky length---can you feel my PAIN here and yes I was in PAIN for real. I am battling a terrible kidney infection so I was in HIGH PAIN for real along with the slow pain of teenage girl craziness pain KWIM!!? But I grinded my teeth thru it all and then got home and crashed in front of the tv, LOL! Football will always help me---I yell and scream at the tv and shout loudly, its like my version of a punching bag! Good times
-I have new registrations up for my Copic Classes at www.cmcroad.com for San Jose, CA , Chicago, Texas and more! So if you’d like to take a class with me and I’d love to see you gooooo check it out!!!
-Anyone going to the Southern Women's Craft Show/CHA Supershow in Charlotte, NC this week? I will be there this Thursday thru Saturday so come see me. I will be demo-ing Copics in Betty's Stamping & Scrapbooking Room booth (times TBD)!!
- When: Today, Tuesday, September 13
- Where: StampTV Release Party Forum
- Time: 7 PM to 9 PM (CST)
Today kicks off a fun week for the NEW Gina K Release for September—wahhoooo! And these sets are once again fantastic, filled with creative and beautiful images to mix & match and create 100’s of new projects! Today we are sharing some sneakie peekies of all the sets so make sure you hop along to see them all.
I got to use this fabulous set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger called “Holiday Basket”! I love it because you can fill this BASKET UP with lots of loveliness including these beautiful sunflowers—which scream fall to me! I stamped 4 of the sunflower images, colored with Copics and then cut them all out and popped them all over with dimensionals. This way the basket is full of flowers and dimension. The papers are by Gina K and the border was done with a new Jumbo MS punch. A fun gingham ribbon double tied with my Bow Easy finishes it off.
The images were colored with Copics—E57,E25,E31,E50 / YR20,YR23,YR24,Y11,Y18 / G99,YG03,G20. The fun texture on the inside of each sunflower is a product called “Elements Earth Textures” by Barbara Trombley for Art Institute Glitter. They are all organic and natural and smell so yummy—I love all the variations but for this I mixed two called Cacao and Raisin. Perfect for any kind of card but particularly holiday cards—I love fall and winter holidays and always associate “good smells” with them!