Happy Friday to you all! Yay oh yay it’s the weekend…crazy weekend for me that is LOL! Tomorrow me, Alexa, my mom and my niece will trek the 3 hours on down to Southern Virginia to see Eric Church and Gilbert Brantley in concert…yeehaw and we have pit tickets. YUP…that means Suzanne will be right up next to the stage…ready to jump on in case I get invited KWIM LOL!! So "just put a drink in my hand” and we will be ready to go (hee hee..mine is Coke of course and yes that is a song he sings)! Then on Sunday we will be having a house full of people and teens for the Super Bowl party, two big screen tvs, lots of food and lots of noise….so god help me that I catch up on some sleep before then LOL.
Now if you were at the BookEndz Wrap Up party last night….well I apologize…heehee…I was still lacking sleep & a little slap happy. And well…the last book got us all started on the downhill of conversations I must say…I was laughing so hard I had tears and scared the cats out of the room. My teens said that I looked like an idiot laughing hysterically WHILE typing AND staring at the computer screen…my son said he’d never seen anything like it (yeah I get that a lot I must say)! But it was good times…oh good times.
So we already looked pretty darn scary I must say heehee. We went in thru security with a total of ZERO people in front of us (gotta luv that) and sat down…well Marti MUST have coffee so she disappeared into another trailer for a bit while I wrote a blog post & checked emails…yes in my non-sleep state yes I did. Then she came back and sat down…a very small Asian woman came and set down a bag full of flowers with roots in a large bag in the seat across from Marti (OMGosh I’m so laughing right now..sorry). Marti stares at it…I continue to type on my laptop…Marti’s still staring at it…the woman leaves….yup leaves the bag in the chair & disappears. YUP she disappeared and we ALL KNOW THE AIRPORT RULES HUH? DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BAGS UNATTENDED yes, YES! Well the woman leaves and Marti is still STARING at it cross-eyed…she leans over to me and is like “dude, the bag is creepin’ me out!” and I say “no worries, she probably went to the bathroom” and I’m laughing. Well the woman doesn’t come back and Marti is still staring at the bag and says “I think it’s a bomb and disguised with flowers” LMBO….her eyes are super WIDE now and she’s freaked and I’m still laughing. She says “well yeah you laugh cuz I’m the one in the direct line of FIRE” and then she jumps up and goes straight over to the TSA security agents to report the bag…OMG I was losing it I was hysterical that I thought they might arrest ME at that point. The TSA agents come over & start poking thru the bag (ummm yeah who pokes thru a bag that could contain a bomb right ahem…yep…lol). Then the small Asian lady comes running up the aisle shouting in her native language…not sure what she said but it all sounded mad…and grabbing at the bag. At this point Suzanne is on the floor, Marti looks like she might die and I’m sure everyone in the airport thought we were LOONS. Anyway they clear the bag and tell her not to leave it and blah blah blah…now the both of us are AWAKE for sure We go to board the plane…yes you have to walk out of the trailer and around the construction on the tarmac and up a gang-plank to the airplane. Marti is behind me & I turn around to tell her something and I see the Asian woman WITH the bag of flowers behind Marti..hahaha..and I say “hey turn around, bomb lady is behind you”! OMGosh if you coulda seen Marti’s face…I was laughing so hard I was crying…the peeps on the plane thought we were officially nuts (yeah maybe we were at that point) and we are dying. I’m in the window seat and Marti is across the aisle shouting that the woman better not sit next to her cuz she’s in the middle seat bwahahaha. They shut the doors and the middle seat next to me isn’t take so MARTI decides as the plane is LEAVING to jump over to my seat side…the stewardess was like “PLEASE DO NOT GET UP, FASTEN your seatbelts and sit down” bwahahahaha. Then Marti sits in the seat and either she was so tired or had become an invalid overnight cuz she’s trying to eat Chex Mix and missed her mouth at least 20 times…OMG there was food everywhere…seriously she is like PigPen from Charlie Brown…the seat and floor were littered with food LOL! I’m sure they were so happy to see us out of California, out of the airport and outta the plane by the end of the day….just another Cha Cha Cha trip for us that is for sure!!!
-New W. VA location (in Charleston, WV at Almost Heaven Scrapbook Store) up at my www.cmcroad.com site if you are near there & want to come see me & take my Copic classes. I’d love to see you! I will have lots more locations up over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned. Next I’m in Texas (still a few spots left), TWO locations in Florida so come register to come see me when I’m there, I just know it will lots of fun
Today SCACD is releasing some awesomely cute stamps by Sylvia Zet for SCACD and I’m using “Elania” from the Adventures of Loli & Poppy line. Isn’t she adorable? There is also a Victoria Case release for SCACD too and you can see those cuties HERE! The DT and special guests are having a fun blog hop so you can see all these cuties in action…so make sure to hop along…you can see the whole hop list HERE too!
I kept my theme very Under the Sea and I must say I spent a lot of time on this card (it could be because I was both tired and too much of a fiddler with it lol). But I did love making it and hope you like it too!
My papers are a mix of Prima and Memory Box that I had in my scraps…yup still trying to use up my scraps before I order more paper…ahem well I did order more paper but shhh don’t tell okay? LOL! Then I got busy with the details cuz’ I’m BIG on details, that’s the best part for me. So out came a MS border punch and a SB die (both done in black)….some clear Bella Baubles for bubbles, mini shells and then I distressed the edges with my Zutter Distress It machine. The leafy dies were done with a Marianne Designs die and then I inked them with black and added Stickles for sparkle.
So okay…yesterday my inner pyromaniac came out…I told Marti on Google Chat (yes we chat on google all day, I also text with my pals Tina & Anary & Pat all day too lol) that if she didn’t hear from me for hours that she should call 9-1-1!! I had fun burning tulle and ribbon for a nautical-sea-life look…what fun is that…oh boy…you should soooo try it! I loved the curly, crinkly look that it gave…very cool and no fumes involved…I promise hee hee.
Yes she’s colored with Copics including the background… BG11,BG10,BG000 / W9,W5,W3,W1 / E44,E43,E42,E41 / YR02,YR00,YR000 / E50,E25,E31 / E11,E00. I added Diamond Glaze to her tail and for some of the smaller bubbles, then while it was wet I sprinkled my fave DecoArt’s Glamour Dust on top…it suspends in the liquid for a cool effect. I inked around the edges of the image and then rubbed stardust Stickles on top for sparkly watery effect.