Hellooooo and a very happy Friday to you all---can I hear a Yeahhhhh for the weekend anyone? YEAHHHHHH! I’m so excited to have alll my work done so I can enjoy my first full weekend at home in a long time LOL. The weather is supposed to be sunny, in the 70’s and we are headed to the Pumpkin Patch tomorrow—yeehaw. Gonna do a lil’ pumpkin pickin’, hay ridin’ and apple cider drinkin’ y’all under the shadows of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. We go every year no matter where we have lived and I’m sure hubby and I will go once the kids are in college and then maybe one day with grandkids (shhhh I don’t want grandbabies for a LOOOONGGG time lol). And I have been on a roll the past few days—the sun and getting some long needed rest has energized me even more (yes hubby is very skeeered). I groomed my dogs, made and ordered all my Xmas cards and photo books, bought frames and ordered my Maui & beach pics for a wall collage, made homemade dinners, baked, and cleaned my closet out (again). whoo hooo! I like it! Sunday we are going to prune all our bushes outside and put in new door hardware (do you hear my hubby groaning) but gotta get it all done early cuz Sunday afternoons/nights are reserved for FOOTBALL baby hee hee. Redskins & Ravens have off this week but we watch any game lol so its all good. Last night hubby and I sat outside on the patio with a fire roaring—that’s one thing I love about fall is fires and punkin’ patches See pic below! Anywho I hope you have a super fantastic weekend and I will have my video up on YouTube by Sunday for y’all ‘kay!
-I’m coming to San Jose, CA and Waco, TX this fall so sign up if you wanna come to a Copic class with me. Always fun and I would love to meet you in person—I promise to not wipe you out or fall on you ‘kay? LOL! www.cmcroad.com
I used two different stamps sets from Gina K on my project. The main image is from “Farm Life” and it has some beautiful images in it, all gorgeous and this is the last one that I hadn’t used. And of course my barn HAD TO BE RED, duh! LOL! All my patterned papers are from my scrap pile but the cardstock is Gina’s Pure Luxury Kraft, nice weight to it too. The vine-like die cut out is new from Memory Box—its actually a wreath but I cut it into sections to wrap the corners of my image with. The sentiment is from Gina K’s “Dreams” set and I love it---cuz you all know I’m married to James Dean right? Yep that’s my hubby’s name and his dad was Jimmy Dean, LOL! ( a movie star & the sausage king) I distressed the papers with my Zutter Distress It tool and then added a bow with my Bow Easy topped with some Prima flowers and some pearls.
For the barn I wanted a rusty red color---Copic has a range of rustier reds from E07 to E19 but they weren’t exactly what I wanted. So I colored the barn in R29,R24,R22 & R20 and then went over the R29 with E35 to brown it down a bit. I also took E31 over the lighter reds too and then topped it with the reds again—kinda like a sandwich. That’s the beauty of Copics—you can layer colors to create new colors to your liking I used a mix of colors on the fall trees—E08,YR24,YR20,YG03,E31,YR12 and then added stickles to make them sparkle. The roof of the barn was done with my W grays and the silo in C grays.
Alrighty I wish you all a fabulous weekend and if you get a chance join in on the challenge with me at StampTV HERE—anyone can play!