Happy Wednesday to you all today! Today my BFF Anary (owner/illustrator of Gilli Stamps) is coming to visit me for awhile—yay! I love her and she only lives 3 hours away but we are both crazy busy so much that we don’t spend enuff time together LOL. But we do have conversations via texting everyday, all day until early morning hee hee---we will start a convo in the morning and chat all day when we can. We are both busy so I know if she doesn’t answer me right away she will get back to me when she can and vice-versa. One thing I love about what I do, the internet and blogging is I have made so many friends—great friends that I love, I know they have my back and I have theirs. I’m so thankful for them all! But I did warn her that my house is a tad messy at the moment—clean but disorganized in some areas LOL. I hope to get it all sorted out and put away by the time Dec 1st rolls around as its driving me NUTS!! I don’t do clutter and I’m moving my craftroom downstairs over the holidays—I won’t even go into what a JOB & a 1/2 that’s gonna be (anyone wanna come help me)! But I need more space, more cabinets and a walk-in closet for my STUFF! You know what I’m talking about right? Here is my hubby (a man who doesn’t craft ok)—he says “why don’t you just put all your “extra stuff” in the back basement on shelves to clear out your room”. Ummmm yeah NO! He doesn’t understand that when I want a button, foil paper, or some twine I don’t want to run down two stories to get it---I want it in the room with me. That’s like saying “well why don’t we put all your tools in the basement to clear out the garage”—duhhh cuz that’s not how you work! I need my stuff nearby cuz’ I NEVER know what I might need to use day to day. Geezzzz---Men I tell ya LOL!
Funny Travel Story for you that will give you a giggle and make my daughter grimace (hee hee)—When we arrived at our hotel Friday night in Chicago we wanted to order pizza. I got in the shower and then was working—had my jammies on and my hair in a ponytail, no makeup. Alexa got out of the shower and had her jammies and t-shirt on and wet hair. Well they called up from the lobby that the pizza was there and we had to come get it—I was on a phone call so Alexa had to go (not very willingly I will say). She goes down in her jammie pants, t-shirt, wet hair and socks LOL! She comes back up banging on the door and her face bright red. Apparently a visiting high school football team was staying at the hotel and they were down in the lobby and some of them got on the elevator with her. She was MORTIFIED but I had to laugh—it was too funny. I told her not to worry she would never see them again but it made a good story LOL!
Color Me Creative Classroom NEWS:
-Class 5 will be done by Nov.29th—I had to move the date back by 4 days and I apologize but the videos are taking longer to edit since they are soooo long LOL. So if you have pre-registered look for your invite on the 29th! Thanks!
-If you ordered DVDs from CMC do not panic---the new batch *and hopefully perfect & correct* will be here this week and I will ship them out as quickly as I can!
Today I’m sharing 1 of 3 fabulous releases this week—yikes—grab your checkbooks cuz’ you are gonna want to spend some money LOL! Today I Brake For Stamps is premiering & now selling some super-cute Wee Stamps being released from the Whimsy Stamp Line (see Whimsy here). I am big fan of Sylvia Zet and her work is fabulous and always super sweet. This stamp is called “Let It Snow" and you can get it at I Brake For Stamps HERE!
I chose to go with a soft-shabby-chic palette for this one and I didn’t use holiday papers. I actually used the sweet My Minds Eye paper pad called Lost & Found: Portobello (20% off). I liked the soft mix of creams, blues and browns—any paper can be made into a project for a certain occasion as long as you use appropriate embellies! I used my Zutter Distress machine and then inked all the edges. The snowflake-like dies are all from Spellbinders “Ironworks Motifs”. I used the larger and smaller dies, cut them in half ad added then around the image. Then I added some MS Snow Glitter and pearls to them to finish them off. The embelly in the center of the bow is from Prima Say It In Pearls line.
She and her furry friends are colored with Copics – BG72,BG11,BG10 / E44,E43,E42,E41,E40 / E25,E31,E50 / C3,C1,C00. Some stickles on the fur trim of her snow outfit and more MS Snow Glitter.
Alrighty that’s all from me today---hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow to see some more new projects!