Hi everyone & Happy New Week to ya! How have you all been? Been awhile, sorry about that but CHA sucks up every last bit of my energy and then when I get home I have to recoup and spend some time with my family. So mission accomplished…I got home Thursday evening after a HELL of a plane ride (both to Chicago & home LOL). Then I vegged in my chair Thursday and on Friday I went to Riley’s Redskin camp to see him play and get him packed up. He had a blast but was definitely exhausted after a week of super-hot practices 3 times a day. We went to a local crab shack and has some yummy MD Blue crabs after picking him up and then I believe he passed out in his bed face first…and I was soon to follow LOL! On Saturday we went to see the Washington Nationals play (awesome game & yes we won) in DC which is always fun. Then Sunday I took the day off to just read, yep in my chair and just read…I finished the 2nd Discovery of Witches book called “Shadow of Night”, which I HIGHLY recommend as its super good! I can’t wait for the last, epic-battle third book to come out…sadly it will be at least a year till that happens…sigh!
So my trip out to CHA….well now…I was at the airport by 3:30 am on Monday to find out 15 mins later that my flight was cancelled…oh yeah, bad start to the morning! Suzanne the Travel-Cursed HAS STRUCK AGAIN!! Course the line to reschedule a flight is super long so hubby was on his phone, I was on my phone and we managed to get me on a flight to NY an hour after my original flight. Those in line didn’t get to Chicago till 8 pm that night..oy! Problem was that once I got to NYC they had us sit on the tarmac..the hot tarmac...and sit…and sit…so I was really going to be late at this point. Apparently the “catering cart” aka the peanuts & water was not on board, so we had to wait…with no air-conditioner and no drinks on the plane while they tried to console us. I was not consolable at this point…I was HOT TO TROT…lemmee tell ya. I took a poll of the 30 passengers & marched up the aisle to tell the pilot that no one CARED if we had food and wanted to go—at that point I WANTED to be arrested to get off the plane KWIM. Everyone on that plane missed their connections, I had to cancel my class and we were sweating our asses off…seriously? This is the state of airline flying today…makes me wanna smack myself in the face I tell ya…I was not a happy girl AND my iPhone was dying…and that peeved me even more! I did meet a very nice older man and we conversed while planning our revolt and our appearances on CNN that evening LOL…found out he owns the largest sail-boat and engine company on the East Coast. Never know when I might wanna buy a boat know what I mean hee hee So I could’ve driven to Chicago in 12 hours…the same amount of time it took me to fly…its usually a 1.5 hr flight…but it took almost 11 hours for me to get there. Can you believe it?? Seriously bad..but my awesome taxi-driver Sami made me feel better and we rocked it all the way to the hotel.
So long story short…I had a blast at CHA and I will tell you more stories this week! The pictures tell a good story themselves though!!
Slideshow of pics (you need to come to my blog to see them):
I used NO designer papers, just cardstock scraps on this card…I had envisioned this card the night before while I was reading my book…so you could say it was inspired by “glaem” (don’t know what that is…read Shadow of Night). I cut simple strips of cardstock into strips…placed the strips in a starburst pattern on my black cs and taped it in the middle & glued the ends. Then I added Stickles to some of the strips for sparkle. The main image I added a black circle (cut with 2 SB dies) on top with dimensionals to focus on the image and create a “world” for her like the sentiment suggests. The sentiment I created in Word with the Kristen font! The white swirls were made with a Memory Box border die (Valencia) that I clipped apart to create individual dies and then made sparkly with Stickles.
This image got colored with Shinhan TouchTwin markers (and 1 Copic marker E49). I added Diamond Glaze to her eyes & markers for shine and some Stickles on her skirt. I love how Krista draws hair…its both fun and a challenge to figure out how I want to color it and make it flow. And btw Krista, the artist for Saturated Canary is super sweet and fun to be around….and she’s the same height as me…finally someone that isn’t shorter than me LOL! ** Curious about the TouchTwin markers…head over to my CMC TouchTwin Group HERE to find some resources including a color-comparison chart **