Happy Soon-to-Be St. Patrick’s Day to you all (that’s from the Irish side of me)!! Wow-eee I am sooo enjoying this week here in Virginia and the beautiful sunny, spring-like weather we’ve been having. The past few days have been super sunny and 80 degrees with a nice breeze—its PERFECT! The trees are all in bloom, grass is turning green and daffodils have bloomed---its my fave time of year. AND we turned the clocks forward which means more hours of daylight make me a very happy girl indeed—I LOVE IT! We’ve been grilling out every night on our patio & then sitting in front our outside fireplace just chillin and enjoying the weather…I love that more than anything. Hope it continues although it is supposed to rain on Friday…the day I have to drive 5.5 hours to WV for the weekend to teach of course LOL!
Alexa is leaving at 5 am Friday morning for New York City---her high school’s band, drama and choral departments are going up for the weekend. They will be singing in the Cathedral in Times Square, doing workshops with Broadway stars and singing at Ground Zero (911 memorial). They also get to go on a dinner cruise, some shopping and basic goofing off in the city…on St. Patrick’s Day weekend…yeah thrilled I am….can’t you tell…the biggest drinking day in the US and NYC has a huge parade. So hoping the chaperones and teachers are super diligent. Alexa has been to the city a few times so hopefully she’s smart and she does know what to expect. Why did I not chaperone? Well for one I decided to teach in WV that weekend….secondly the thought of herding 120 high school teens around NYC on St. Patrick’s Day weekend is NOT my cup of tea…no way Jose…I’d kill someone for sure LOL! And I do not need that on my record ‘kay…a video of me taking down a drunk leprechaun dude who happened to do something inappropriate would hit the 5 pm news…I can see it now…LMBO…not good! So that’s why this mom isn’t going!
Ok so you know I love good music…in my free time I like finding new artists that are super talented. These guys called “Memphis High” are sooo good that I’m surprised that they haven’t been snatched up yet. They can harmonize like no one’s business…and yes I have heard a few people mention The Everly Bros…ack! I grew up having to listen to them ALL THE TIME cuz’ my mom has been their biggest fan since she was a teen so I’m not that keen on them LOL. However these boys have got lots of talent & will go far me thinks…when they do…I’ll say “told ya so”
-Upcoming Copic Classes---Charleston, WV this weekend, San Jose CA, Montreal Canada are all up for registration at www.cmcroad.com . I’m working on dates for Ontario Canada, Connecticut, Chicago and Vancouver so stay tuned!
-NEXT WEEK is the Color Me Creative Classroom’s 2nd Birthday Bash!! It will start on March 19th and run for a week with fun challenges, games and chats and of course prizes from a ton of sponsors!! Everyone is welcome to join in…we will have a ton of fun I promise! The schedule is up at the Birthday Group Site HERE!
A Krafty Friend!!
Today I’m sharing a card I made with this super cute, limited-time only Magnolia stamp from Magnolia-licious called “Stamp Tilda“. How cute is she? (Diana may be out...email her to see when more will come in..I'm sure she has more coming)! I was inspired by my pal Cat Tidwell’s color combo she use on her Gina K card the other day (see here) and thought it would work beautifully with this cutie. So its all white, kraft and pinks…totally feminine but fun! I know a lot of people this “Crafty Girl Birthday” card could go to huh? LOL! And have you SEEN the NEW Magnolia Collection called "Princes & Princesses 2012"...OMGosh they are sooo adorable and you will want a couple..ok a few...maybe them all LOL---but go check them out HERE!
I'm entering this into the following challenges (From Feline Playful):
I used some papers from Gina K and from MME “Miss Caroline” and the rest is cardstock in kraft, pink and white from PTI. I distressed some of the papers with my Zutter Distress machine and embossed my cardstock for more texture---rubbing white ink on the kraft cs to bring out the embossed pattern more. The sentiment is from PTI called “Studio Style”. I added a bow with a button topper and she’s all done!
She was colored with Copics in R20 with Colorless Blender as a paintbrush / E11,E00 / E37,YR24,YR20 / C3,C1,C00. Then I added some Stickles to her pretty apron.
That’s all for me today…the vet is coming to the house to visit my doggies for a check up and then I have to pack and then help Alexa pack and you know all those other things that find their way on my to-do list LOL! Have a good one!