Happy Wednesday everyone—how the heck are ya!? I am doing pretty good and staying super busy getting ready for my trip to California to teach this weekend. Hoping the weather is very nice for me cuz you know I like it super sunny and warm. This time I’m flying thru Denver instead of Chicago---so watch out Denver Airport hee hee---I spent a lot of time there too this year. My last teaching trip of the year is to Bloomington, IL in November and then I’m done for the year. I have had a blast this year traveling and meeting so many fun & awesome people but I have to say Suzanne is ready for a break that’s for sure. Just some breathing time, I can finally unpack my suitcase---I have NOT fully unpacked my suitcase or packed it away since January of this year, LOL! I’m going to add up all the miles I’ve done this year soon just for fun to see how far I’ve traveled—I’m sure it might be shocking LOL! But I am blessed and so fortunate to have been able to do so this past year. My first trip of the new year will be to CHA in Anaheim, CA and yep I will be teaching before the show again this year---I’ll have sign-ups at www.cmcroad.com very soon.
-Want to come to a Copics class with me? Visit www.cmcroad.com to sign up for my last 2 locations of the year!
-CMC Copic Class 5 is up for pre-registration now HERE! You can read the class description there—it is the largest of my online Copic classes and it is also my last one sadly but I jammed packed it with lots of fun stuff and some surprises that you won’t know about until it debuts But if you sign up now before Nov.5th you get a bit of a discount—class invites will be sent out after Nov.5th!!
I was thrilled to create a card for such a fabulous cause and I chose to create my card for Tanner who is celebrating his 3rd birthday in December—you can read his story HERE! I used an oldie but goodie—in fact this was one of the first Gina K sets I ever bought a few years ago. This is cute seal is from “Jumping for Joy” illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. I used some papers from my scrap pile in all boy colors that were bright and happy and used a circus-star theme. The border was done with a MS border punch and the stars are done with my SU star punches and then I topped them with some red buttons. The Gina K lipstick-red cardstock was embossed with a CB embossing folder “Polka Dots” and then I added rhinestones to bling it up just a bit.
And yep he got colored up with Copics (C grays) and then perched him on his fun circus stand (R24,R22,R20 & B37,B34,B32) and added stickles for some sparkle. The seal got a thick coat of Crystal Lacquer to make him look nice & shiny!
I sure hope this brings little Tanner a smile when he opens it and maybe bring some rainbows into his day! I also hope you all will make a card for one of these sweet children and cause someone to smile