Happy Tuesday everyone! Wow the weekend blew by so quickly and its Tuesday already geesh! Hubby and I had a good weekend—he kidnapped me and took me to one of our fave places Alexandria, VA. My mom-in-law came and stayed with the teens & animals while we were gone. It was nice, restful and the weather was beautiful. Hubby treated me to a shopping spree (yes I showed some restraint lol) which was nice especially since I’ve lost more weight so my pants were starting to sag a bit LOL. We had some nice dinners, watched a movie in the room, had room service and walked along the waterfront to enjoy the fall weather. Sometimes we all need a nice breather and it was a good one, so happy to be married to my hubby—he is the best!!
But back to real life huh? So more work on Class 5—I’m almost done shooting videos but then the editing has to start. I hope to finish taping all the videos by Wed and then start the editing process. Then Friday I am off to Chicago to teach the last of my traveling classes for the year and then I will be done for the year. After Nov 20th when all the CMC DVDs are sent out, Class 5 is done and release projects are completed I will be SLOOOOOWWWWINGGGG down for the next month and a half to enjoy the holiday season with my family. I will still be posting on my blog but things will slow down which I am soo looking forward to LOL—I’ve got 13 Christmas trees to put up dontcha’ know
Isn’t that the cutest lil’ blinkie? My friend Veronica made that for me, she’s awesome (also my blog creator and logo creator for CMC)—you can see her work HERE *and yes she’s for hire & you will love her*! New dates/locations are up for my CMC Classes including Anaheim, CA (before CHA in Jan), Texas and Florida! Soon to be announced will be WVirginia, Vancouver and Atlanta!
-PS—due to overwhelming “annoying” (ahem…lol) requests, I will scan my wedding picture in this week and share it with y’all. Yes it was the early 90’s so my hair was large
-The crafting community has lost a dear friend but gained a beautiful angel yesterday morning. Katie Renz passed away yesterday from a courageous & long battle with stomach cancer—you can read her story here. Also if you would like to send cards to her family you can get that info HERE and donations can be made HERE. I know they appreciate any & all help. She for one inspired me this year to realize that “the small” things are not such a big deal, showing grace under pressure and to love fiercely!
Today I’m sharing a project with you that I finished up yesterday. This is actually a SNEAKIE PEEKIE of what you can learn in Class 5 at the CMC Classroom---how to color COPPER! I love to sit and figure out color combos with my Copics, I will sit for hours and play with colors---I will have pictures or the real objects in front of me and just play with my Copics. So I have a lot of new stuff coming in Class 5 that I cannot wait to share with y’all. But today I’m just sharing a picture of the copper pot we will do in there.
The image is a digi from Designed 2 Delight and this image is called “Pail of Flowers”. I used 80% digi images for Class 5 which will make it easier for those who want to use the same images (which is not at all required) to get them quickly. The rest were done with rubber stamps by Lockhart, La La Land, Magnolia, SCACD and more. All my papers are by Authentique “Blissful” – you can’t but help to be cheered just a bit with yellow and flowers huh? I distressed all my papers with my fave Zutter Distress Machine and the cream cs was embossed with a CB folder. The die leafy-scroll is from Cheery Lynn Designs, topped off with a Bow Easy bow and button.
Yes the image was colored with Copics but yikes can’t share the color combo just yet---you gotta take Class 5 to see how to do this I did add a coat of Diamond Glaze to the pot for even more glassy shine. Each flower got some stickles and fun pearl centers for more bling/texture.
Wishing you all a beautiful & sunny day! See ya later this week!