Happy late Thursday my friends and a very sunny one it is here too! I am such a happy girl that we haven't had a terrible winter this year...its been so mild that I actually haven't worn my gloves/winter coats as much as usual. I think I wore them more in October and November than in Dec, Jan & Feb...and HEY I'm FINE with that, yes indeed-y!! And tonight I'm flying to Florida for a week...wahooo...80's down in the Naples area so that makes me an EXTRA-HAPPY gal! And I get to spend the week with my besties Pat Jaynes & Dana Shaw...now the 3 of us can get into some TROUBLE...and I know my sides will be hurting from laughing cuz' it never fails! So hopeful that we don't visit the local jail due to our hijinks and hope that we aren't fed to the gators down there either...we are going on an airboat ride in the Everglades and I ALREADY feel sorry for our boat captain...well I pity him actually cuz he has NO idea what he may be in for right? I am teaching on Saturday to sold-out classes in Bonita Springs at the Scrapbooks Etc store---so if you are in the area stop on by and say hi (and shop and hey get into some trouble with me too ok)! I KNOW y'all are dying to get into some trouble with me right? But HEY I can ASSURE you that's its always the fun kinda trouble...although my one friend says if I am put in jail I'll probably have all the inmates doing a sing-a-long and they are probably right.
So I won't be home until next Thursday so I have lots of time to play and have a mini-girls vacation....I'm so looking forward to it. Then I'll be home and gearing up for some fun releases coming from SCACD and Gina K and some top-secret newsies too. I will TRY, TRY, TRY to post some pics and blog antics for you while I'm gone. You can always keep track of me on Facebook or Twitter cuz I'm always posting on their while I'm traveling for sure.
-Mark your calendars for March 19th thru 24th cuz the Color Me Creative Classroom is having their 2nd Annual Birthday Bash!! We partied hard last year and this year it will be even bigger & better...so get ready for some fun games, puzzles, challenges and of course AWESOME prizes. We'll have two fun LIVE CHATs that week too and if you've been to some then you know we can get a bit rowdy but always a good time! So save the dates and see you there soon!
-the CMC Classroom's February Newsletter went out this week and if you didn't receive yours via email then you can see it HERE to catch up on all the going-ons over there!
-Also new registrations are up for my CMC Copic Classes on the Road including Charleston, WV / Montreal Canada / San Jose, CA / and the Baltimore, MD Retreat in May! I'd love to see you so head over to www.cmcroad.com for more info!
Today I have a fun, cheery card for you that features one of those awesome Stampavie Sarah Kay stamps from 7 Kids College Fund...the collection isn't super new but you know I love my cats & dogs and I adore the retro style of these gals and so fun to color! This one is called "Cherie & Her Best Friend Blondie" and you can see the rest HERE as well. They are the "grown up" versions of Sarah Kay gals and perfect for teens and girlfriends.
I used some beautiful new papers from Teresa Collins called "Everyday Moments" and I love the brilliant navy blue and buttery yellows and fun patterns to boot! The white border was made with my MS border punch and the white mat around the circle is a SB die. The sentiment is by PTI "Handwritten Messages" I believe its called...cute sentiments written in the DT's handwriting. A few layered Primas and some pearls finish it all off nicely.
She's colored with Copics B39,B37,B34,B21 / Y32,Y21,Y11,Y00,E35 / W5,W3,W1 and her hair stamps solid so I added my Black Copic Spica to it for some depth and sparkle. As always I do my "faux airbrushing" with my fave tool the Inkssentials Blending Tool with Foam attachments---just pat it into any stamp pad (I use my SU pads) and swirl it softly on...every card I make uses it.
That's all for me tonight...I'm landing soon at Fort Meyers and my girlies are picking me up....hope to talk them into taking me for a snack cuz this girl is hungry LOL! Talk with y'all later & have a great weekend!