Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope your first day of August is going swell! Hard to believe its August already…sniff sniff, that means summer is soon to come to an end and kids back to school. Now don’t get me wrong I love my kids but about this time we all start getting a bit edgy…they get attitudes and I get sick of them being in the house ALLLLL the time messin’ with my peace LOL! Although this summer everyone has been so busy that we’ve really tried to enjoy the down time and times that we have together. Riley starts regular high school football practice on Monday twice a day so he will be gone quite a bit which is good for him although very hot & humid, sucks for carpool mom KWIM! His friend Tarq is Muslim so he's celebrating Ramadan right now so he cannot eat or DRINK even during football practice, so I'm praying that he does ok in this crazy heat. I can't imagine not being able to at least drink during practice...I fell for him! Then Alexa and I leave next Tuesday for NY to visit my grandma and family and then on Friday I will drive up to Ontario Canada for a few days to teach with all my fabulous, fun Canadian friends. Then I’m home for a few weeks before I leave again BUT Aug 24th me, my mom and Alexa are down in VA Beach to see Luke Bryan & Jason Aldean again (whoot whoot) and to spend the night so looking forward to that. I’m guessin that seeing Luke Bryan so many times in 14 mos puts me in a special place right? Either serious groupie OR stalker LMBO hahahaha
Last night we were at the Washington Nationals baseball game (ugh not a good game but we'll do better tomorrow LOL) with the teens and their friends….seems that NO MATTER what we do there are always a carful of teens along for the ride LOL. Most times I enjoy it but every now and again I just want some QUIET KWIM..some peace…some ahhhhh zen time. I really don’t get much of that unless I’m in the shower or driving by myself LOL. This is why I read late at night, when everyone is asleep and the house is totally quiet…mmmmmm love that, I need that now and again. I live LOUD and LARGE LOL and so does my family 99% of the time but we all need to recharge now & again that’s for sure. And this week I’m working HARD on the “All About Hair” online class trying to get manuals and pdfs done and some videos taped so I can edit them when I get home from Canada. Each class depending on size takes about 50-80 hours of solid work and I tend to be work-obsessive and try to get it down in a block of time so I can move onto something else…so fingers crossed.
-New “All About Hair” Class online will debut end of August at the CMC Classroom…pre-register now for special pricing. All classes are on sale at CMC thru Aug 24th so go stock up!
-I’m teaching the “All About Hair” Class In-Person in Ontario Aug 12th (only 2 spots left) and then again in Connecticut in Sept. Go to www.cmcroad.com if you’d like to register and come see me…I promise it will be LOTS OF FUN!!
This cute stamp from the NEW “Turning Leaves Collection” at Magnolia-licious is called “Tilda with a mouse, Peanut”…I love her blowing hair! (see the Mini Turning Leaves Collection here). I used papers by My Minds Eye “Lost & Found” and pulled out the corals, golden yellows and aquas…a fun and softer color combo for fall. I distressed all my papers with my Zutter Distress Machine and the swirls were made with a Magnolia Doohickey die “Leaf & Swirl”. I punched some leaves out with my punches, inked them and added them in bunches to the corners.
Image was colored with Shinhan TouchTwin markers…see picture above. I stamped some PTI swirls around her in gold-yellow ink and drew in some fall-grass with my markers to ground her. I added some fun white polka-dots to her headband and scarf, Stickles to her sweater and headband and Diamond Glaze to her mouse friend.