Hi there my friends! Sorry for no post yesterday---I was having a “goober kinda” day and just kind unmotivated and non-creative feeling. Just some stuff I had to deal with and trying to clear it all out. I call ‘em goober days cuz’ when the kids were young and they were having a bad day or off day I would tell them they were having a “goober day” LOL. That would usually make them laugh---in fact Riley asked me yesterday if I was having one hee hee and yep I was. And the weather was a tad gloomy too which never helps---I’m a sunny day kinda gal
But I have a TON of stuff to do and its homecoming week for Alexa. She has spirit days this week and then a pep rally that I have to go to on Friday to see her cheer dance, then hubby and I have to be ticket takers along with some friends of us for the football game (pray to god for no rain lol). Then Saturday is the actual homecoming dance so we’ve got nail & hair appts to get her to, I do her makeup and get her dressed and to the waterfall for pics with her friends. She has a “date” this year—oh my LOL—he’s a friend although me and “her friends” agree he likes her more than a friend. She just cracks me up though cuz she DOES take after me A LOT which is a TAD scary! So she tells him (after they agree to go to the dance together) that he SHOULD ASK HER TO THE DANCE in a VERY ORIGINAL WAY!! So below is what he did for her yesterday---he put a question on her locker and then had a rose inside saying he was happy to be going with her.
Awww isn’t that sweet? See, some guys still have it in them hee hee! He’s a good kid so even if they don’t date, I’m glad he’ll be looking after her and they have a HUGE group of friends so they all go as a group too which is fun. They are all bringing a dish to a friend’s house to eat before and then onto the dance, then one of her friends is having everyone over afterwards for a bonfire! Nope she still can’t officially date until she’s 16 so Mom & Dad will drop them off at the dance—bummer hee hee! Oh Well! I’m just happy we have a dress we BOTH like, she got her shoes (too high in my opinion but apparently they all take them off to dance, who knew) and jewelry. Now for her to decide on her hair—first she wanted it half up, now she wants it all up—OMG teens are soooo much fun I tell ya! LOL! But they will have fun, hopefully everyone stays safe and that they come away with a lot of great memories. And DUH of course I’ll share pics with y’all on Monday or on Facebook if you follow me on there
-Wanna take a Copic class with me? I have classes next weekend in San Jose, CA and then in Chicago in November (Saturday is full but Sunday has spots open for Chicago) These are the last classes of the year for me! Then I will start up again in the new year!
-My new Copic Videos (there are 3) are up on YouTube showing how I colored the Wee Stamps fairy from this post HERE!
Fairy #1 Folds - http://youtu.be/1I-p82LtEcc
Fairy #2 Wings - http://youtu.be/RvXKWjTxgvE
Fairy #3 Hair - http://youtu.be/jrac7RHkbLc
-Swimming for Katie!! From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer. If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year. Katie & I were on some of our very first DTs together years ago and she is super talented, married and has young kids of her own. She got the bad news about her incurable stomach cancer and has been fighting it as hard as she can since! Her first post about it is here. The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here. You can read more about how to help, buy stamps or just donate for a chance to win some awesome prize HERE!!!! Let’s help support one of our fellow crafters ok!!
Ok,ok I hear ya! LOL—I get a ton of requests to create more boy/masculine cards and projects. I have no problem with making them, they are always fun but I have tons more girly-girl stuff in my possession LOL! But La La Land makes such cutie-pie boy images and they are sooooo much fun to color! This is an older image called “Fireman Luka” and he’s just so cute! I used all my son’s fave colors on this—he loved primary colors when he was little and he LOVED fire trucks too! You can all the NEW La La Land stamps for pre-order right HERE!
I used some fun papers from my scrap pile on this (I'm trying my darndest to use them scraps up lol). I embossed the goldish/yellow cs with a fun CB domino embossing folder. I used some star punches from SU and then added a fun sentiment—perfect for a young birthday boy. I distressed all the papers with my Zutter Distress Tool—love that darn machine!
He got colored with Copics: R29,R24,R22,R20 / YR24,YR23,Y15 / E11,E00 / B28,B24,B21 / E25,E31,E50. I added some Diamond Glaze to his hat’s badge, eyes and the hose for some fun shine and sparkle. The corners were done with triangles of Magic Mesh I cut out---just some fun boyish-texture.
Hope you enjoyed that today and I’ll see you back here soon!