Happy Friday friends…yay its Friday right? Another fun summer weekend perhaps? I am busy prepping for CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) and I leave bright & early Monday morning so lots to do before then. I think hubby & son are headed to Delaware for the day tomorrow to go to an RC Plane show…that’s their big hobby that they share. James builds the planes and Riley flies them, some are as big as a darn car! All I gots to say is…hubby NEVER EVER says anything about my craft supplies cuz’ all I gotta do is point out to the garage and he SHUTS right up LOL! He has a lot more $$ invested than meeee in his hobby stuff, hee hee! My key to a VERY happy marriage…separate bank accounts….yes sirreeeee! It’s the key to MY happy marriage anyway, no comments about new shoes, makeup, etc and no one checking in with me to see what I’ve spent. Now we do have a joint house account but for our “own” stuffs we have our own accounts and we find that it works very nicely! And if I THINK he should pay for something that I NEED, hee hee, well then I just use his account although he has NO access to mine…but he makes 100x more than me so that’s fair eh? LMBO
So I saw my Luke Bryan last week…OMG it was so hot (yes he was HOT too)…104 degrees for the outside concert…I was so hot that I literally passed out/blacked out a few times but I persevered for Luke but boy was I ill. He’s so good in concert, we had an awesome time even though I had to go back to my mom’s house to take a COLD shower…and not because he was hot (LOL) but because I was a sticky, sweaty, icky mess…ewwww! A few pics for ya below to heat your day up! And NO worries…I’ll see him again next month..oh yeahhhh! I’m either a really great groupie or perhaps verging on stalker? Naw I’ll go with a huge fan I mean there are very few peeps I would stand outside in 104 deg heat and be physically ill but still SHAKE IT hahahahahaha!
For those going to CHA….come seeeee meeeee! LOL! I will be at my friend Angie Hunt’s “Little Darlings” booth helping out (she’ll be in the new exhibitor area) and I’ll be with Jeanne Streiff at the Impression Obsession booth coloring with the Touch Twin markers. And I’ll of course be rambling around the floor…you’ll know me cuz I’ll have on heels (yes, yes I wear them always), will have a Coke in one hand and probably tripping and making noise LOL! But I’d love to meet you! And there are always large groups of us going to dinner, so you could always tag along or see (or really HEAR) us at dinner time hee hee!
-Come by to the CMC Challenge and see our current theme “Navy Blues/Dark Blues”…it runs thru next Friday! Make sure to see our fabulous DT projects and our fab sponsor is Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Stamps!! Also the Summer Sale on ALL Classes goes thru Aug. 24th so stock up on ‘em now!!
Today I’m sharing a fun, tropical card using a great Saturated Canary digi image called “Ani”…isn’t she a doll? (want some digis…go to Krista’s blog HERE to get a code to save 30% off of your order thru 7/19). I just love her and since one of my fave places on this earth is Maui, well I’m sayin’ she’s a Maui Luau gal doing the hula for y’all LOL!
This is also my FIRST challenge card for the Shinhan Touch Twin team which I am happy & proud to say I am now a member of! The challenge this time is to use the Colorless Blender and a Beachy Theme!! See the challenge details HERE and join in on the fun with us!
So I used some fabby papers from Trimcraft “Boho Chic” (a huge 6x6 paper pad filled with glittery and fab patterns) for a tropical feel. I used some strips of pp to create a different background. The fun, frayed grass skirt-like embellie was done with my MS fringe scissors and then I inked the edges for depth. I used a Marianne Designs vine die to loop in thru the fringe and also inked the edges and added Stickles for sparkle. The sentiment is from a PTI set!
She got colored with Touch Twin markers…yes they are alcohol markers and work just like Copics and work with them! If you have Copics already do not despair, I’m not tellin you to switch nor am I. But I am using these in conjunction with my Copics and teaching how to use them as an alternative…they are fabulous and they offer some color combos that Copic doesn’t. I have a Touch Twin group at CMC HERE if you want to stop by to see some info, some resources I have including a color comparison chart and soon-to-come videos. For my Colorless Blender technique I chose to use it as a paintbrush—something I love, love doing. So for the very palest colors I used my Colorless and touch-tipped to the markers and created a pale color to use on my image. I added Stickles to her grass skirt, her flower in hair and the lei, some diamond glaze on her eyes for shine.