Hello all my friends—how are you this fine Monday? It is brrrrrr…..COLD with a capital “C” here in Virginia oh my goodness…I cannot stand it…yuckers! I need to get myself somewhere warm real quick—the icicles on the end of my nose are growin’ LOL! I am feeling better although the head cold is lingering which I hate---gotta hate that ‘whoooooooooooooosh’ feeling everytime you bend over & move your head (and nope I haven’t been drinking hee hee). And I want to thank EACH & EVERYONE of you that left me comments, sent me emails and facebook messages – that means SO VERY MUCH to me and I appreciate you taking the time to do that and thank you for your sweet sentiments. The “issue” has been resolved thankfully after a long bit of time, lots of stress and mental pain and I’m happy to be DONE with it. So I will NOT share what "place" did this because it was resolved and I’m not a vindictive kinda girl in any way….however if I know any of you are doing something with said place I might warn you carefully as I would hate to see anyone else get hurt. But do know its not any of the places I love & work for But I’m done with it, over it and putting it all in its place—it’s the holidays after all and I am way late in getting my bum in gear for it (ahhhhhh Xmas shopping still to do…arghhhh…ackkk…yikes)
Now here’s some funnies for you below…yes stuff like this makes me laugh…yes I do repeat this to my family over & over….then laugh hysterically…why…cuz these things CRACK me up…told ya I was a weirdy hee hee! They fit into the kitty-cat theme I have going today!
Have you discovered Pinterest yet? OMGosh if you have hours upon hours to WASTE then I encourage you to go there ok…you can follow me if you’d like…then I will follow you so I can get more pins….cuz it’s a sickness I tell ya. I got an invite last spring and I just now logged into it this past week LOL—thank god I waited cuz I was on it for like 3 hours. Tons of fabulous ideas, crafts & recipes….my brain is full of ideas…yet sadly I lack the time to try most of them…but I repinned them so IF I get time I know what I can do (you can either thank me…or smack me another time ok…after you are done spending 10 hours on there)
The Dean family spent Friday at National Harbor outside of Washington, DC---we went to see the ICE Show at the Gaylord Resort which is always a highlite of the season for us. It is a frigid 4 degrees inside and man-oh-man is it cold…my hand hurt so bad that I had to hurry thru the end…it was killing me. Chinese ice artisans carve over 2 million pounds of ice for this show each year--so very cool! And always fun and this year it was Merry Madagascar themed and you know what that means right? Yep….zebies and pengys…Suzanne’s verbage for zebras & penguins…my fave!! LOL! We spent the night at the harbor and also headed down to DC to see the National Christmas tree & state trees. (I will say I was underwhelmed by the Natl tree…mine in my family room is bigger…I kid you not…I really don’t lol!) So below is a slideshow of pics for ya to see! I’ll have pics of my house this week for ya…gotta put up the greenery still as its been too cold for me to go & gather it. (if you subscribe you need to come directly to my blog HERE to see the pics)
I’ll have a bunch of NewsBitz for ya this week including the HUGE CMC Challenge I have going on now where you can win a NEW Cricut Mini & Kindle and donate to charity! All classes at CMC are also on a Holiday Sale! Going to CHA—come take a class with me on the 28th of Jan….details at www.cmcroad.com !
Awhile back a friend of mine asked if I would participate in a fun Birthday Blog Hop to celebrate her birthday….well of course I would…how fun! So we are celebrating Jeanine’s birthday today with a fun hop and a way for YOU ALL to win some yummy blog candy. So if you are starting with me, head over to Jeanine’s blog HERE to see all the fun details ok! And lots of fabulous, fun & wonderful birthday wishes to Jeanine today!
I’m using this super cute & new Elisabeth Bell image for SCACD called “Happy Days”---she’s perfect for a happy day eh!? I just loved her big 50’s style skirt and cardigan (they had great style back then didn’t they) and I had a ton of fun making her skirt into a leopard pattern---that’s something fun I teach in my CMC Copic Class #5
I used some fab papers called “Little Black Dress” by Basic Grey---great patterns, I just love it! The sentiment is from a PTI set and then I used some layered Primas to create all my flowers. The black border was made with a MS Jumbo punch and the swirls are from Heartfelt Designs “Bella Rose” die.
So I colored my image with Copics- E33,E31,E50 / C9,C5,C3 / E11,E00,R20 / YR23,E25,YR20. I drew my leopard print onto the skirt with my black Spica so it has a bit of sparkle then filled them in with copics. Always color and shade your image first…then add a pattern on top. Her sweater, shoes, hairbow and ruffles got a nice coat of Stickles—her belt buckle got gold Stickles.