Hello all my crafty friends! Hope you had a fabulous weekend…I know I sure did! I had an ABSOLUTE BLAST in Charlottesville, VA with my mom and Alexa. We had beautiful weather and we toured the historic district after having lunch on Friday afternoon. Then we of course did some shopping…how can you not EVER shop LOL just a bit. Then we headed off to the concert to see Jason Aldean and the super-HOT Luke Bryan…oh-boyo is he a cutie We had 2 teenage boys next to us in our row…well they were beside me…I think they thought they were gonna freak me out with their manic dancing….hmmmm little did they know huh? LMBO…yeah I totally out-screamed, out-clapped & out-danced those boys hahahaha…I have NO shame and I could care less what others think…its all about having a good time and enjoying the party. I so outclapped everyone that my left palm was swelled up from hitting it with my huge-metal-zebra patterned ring…won’t make that mistake again…but then again it was pain well worth it hahaha. And I DID enjoy it…they were both fantastic and Lauren Alaina opened for them both..she’s a cutie and did a really good job as well. So what’s next on my concert calendar? Heehee…well on May 30th we see the Zac Brown Band, then I have 3 more Luke Bryan concerts on my calendar between June and September..yep I’m gonna be a groupie..my new job title will be “Luke-McHottie Bryan’s Groupie Gal”…bwahahahaha…oh yeah! Hubby just shakes his head…he’s such a good sport! In fact we were watching “The Blindside” last night (with Sandra Bullock) and I so enjoyed it…my family had watched it last year without me (the nerve eh’) so I was catching up. But they kept telling me that I was in it….Alexa said “ that woman is so YOU mom”!! Well after watching it I will agree…that Tuohy woman just might be my twin here on earth for sure. Her hubby made the same expressions I see on my hubby’s face every day. I have no problem spouting off at the mouth..in fact when she yelled at the guy in the bleachers….yeah I’ve done that a few times…poor hubby just shakes his head and laughs…but he let’s me carry on. But yeah she matches me spit-fire for spit-fire…it was kinda fun to watch LOL! So if you haven’t met me before and want to know what I’m like…well watch the movie cuz’ that’s pretty much me tit-for-tat And to top it all off the boy the movie is about is a Baltimore Raven’s player…now that’s kismet to me..I’m a MD gal and a Ravens fan…so maybe one day me and Leigh Anne Tuohy will get to meet….god help our husbands and the earth that day right? LOL!
Do any of you follow me on Facebook...well you can...I can't say I post anything enlightening but I try to keep it fun! Also I'm on Twitter...little one-liners a few times a day...its like having Random-Suzanne-Thoughts at your beck and call...yeah I know you were just DYING for that privilege huh? hahaha!
-SCACD is back open for bizness after taking a short week-long vacay…hey we all need a break now and again yes? And the store has a TON of new goodies in stock and there will be a fun new Release on Friday…so stay tuned!
-Want to take a class with me and play with other crafters? Then you need to come to the Outlawz Retreat this May in Baltimore, MD. I will be there all weekend and teaching Copic classes one day, Marti will be teaching Mixed-Media classes and there will be other fun games, chit-chats and dinners. So we’d love to see you…go to www.cmcroad.com for all details! Upcoming registrations will be London, Ontario / a week long retreat at Younique Retreats in Guelph Ontario in November / Stafford Springs, CT and Tampa, FL.
Oh there is nothing better than pickin’ some fresh, yummy strawberries at the beginning of every summer---I love strawberries. I remember going to the patch with my mom when I was young and getting in trouble cuz’ I was eating more than I was picking LOL! Yeah I was a country girl...I grew up on the water and in the country...surprise y'all...yeah I didn't think so LOL! So when I saw this cute “Strawberry Girl” by Mo’s Digital Pencil I had to snag it. Alexa had a dress just like this when she was a baby with a matching bonnet and her hair was just as wispy…sigh…and now she will be turning 16 in a few weeks…time flies eh?
Make It Monday (anything goes)
2 Sisters Challenge (spring is in the air)
Just Some Lines Challenge (photo insp)
One Stitch at a Time (anything goes)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog (for a kid)
Hybrid Chick (sketch)
I used some fun paper from both PTI (red polka-dot) and Cosmo Cricket…I love the combo of spring green, white and red together..so fresh and so SPRING-like! Another cute paper that would work wonderfully with this image is by Best Creations called “Mama’s Kitchen” (its on sale too-30% off). The white border was made with a Jumbo MS border punch. The white flowers were made with a die from Marianne Designs (you can actually pop out the small holes in each petal, I chose not to this time for a different look)…layered with a flower made with a Nellie Snellen punch (I love my Nellie punches) and topped with a Prima flower. The green leaves are flowers actually…I buy green flowers from Prima and then snip the petals to become leaves.
She was colored with Copics—R29,R24,R22,R20 / E11,E00 / YR24,E33,E31,E50 / YG25,G99,YG03,G20 / C3,C1. I added a generous amount of stickles to her white dress and then a nice dollop of Diamond Glaze to her strawberry purse and flip flops for some glossy shine. On the outside of the image I used my fave Inkssentials Blending Tool – I use it on every project in some way, it’s a quick-cheaper alternative to airbrushing and you can control it better too. She’s a cute ‘eh?
Have an awesome week everyone! I leave on Friday for an 8 day trip to Hilton Head Island, SC for spring break for my family…I cannot wait!