Helllloooo my friends and Happy Sunday! I’m enjoying a relaxing weekend watching the Olympics, grilling and doing some drawing in my sketchbooks. I have a busy week ahead so I’m enjoying the down time while I can LOL. But I have a bajillion things going on of course…it wouldn’t be normal if I didn’t…I’m gonna read, gonna grill and make some Hershey-Cream-Cheese Brownies (nom nom), got my supplies to start canning and make some pickles, jams and apple butter, sketching, gardening and watchin’ Olympics. How about those US Olympic outfits…me no likey..I get they were modeled after the 40’s Olympics but hey let’s modernize a bit..no berets…we aren’t French…let’s have baseball hats and ditch the bobby socks and shoes PLEASE ugh! Like someone said on my FB wall discussion…they looked like flight attendants or should be on The Love Boat LMBO We are HUGE Sports fans in the Dean household so the Olympics are on all the time. Thursday night our family room 55” tv DIES…OMG are you kidding me…the NIGHT before the Olympics? We have tvs in a few other rooms and a HUGE 80” tv in our basement rec-room (I refuse to watch sports on it cuz I feel like they are life size & it makes me a bit sick LOL) but I watch most tv in the family rm KWIM…the tv that died was 12 years old so it had a good life. So Friday I went shopping with hubby for a tv…oy vey..I’m a girl that just likes a good picture, no gadgets, simple color tv…hubby, well not so much. So we came home with a 55” Samsung Smart TV top of the line of course hahahaha but I will say the LED picture is very nice but we were in the store soooooo long I finally sat down and played games on my phone! So we are set for the Olympics now and enjoying them!
Ok…so I love a good book, a good story, a good movie, good music, etc! If you love a great human-interest story read this HERE about a German couple who have traveled the world for 23 years in the same vehicle. Seriously cool and makes me go hmmmm I think I’d like to do that for awhile. For books…read the All Saints trilogy, the first book is Discovery of Witches and the 2nd one is Shadow of Night…oh so good, can’t wait for the last one. Music…check out my boys Florida Georgia Line HERE (I love their song Get Your Shine On), I’ve known them for a bit and they are AWESOME! And for movies, well the family and I are going to see “The Watch” with Vince Vaughn tonight…hahahaha..I can’t wait! Those are Suzanne’s recommendations for ya hahahaha!
-Pre-register for my “All About Hair” online class at the CMC Classroom if you need some help with hair, we will do many types and colors!! Read more HERE! All other classes at CMC are on SALE thru Aug 24th.
So today is my Dare to Get Dirty Challenge over at Splitcoast stampers here…I was lucky enough to be a Dirty Girl on the Dirty Dozen team a couple of years ago. So to thank fan club members every year the Dirty Girl Alumni host a week of fun challenges where you can win some super-awesome prizes from your favorite craft companies and stores!! If you aren’t a fan club member you can see how to join HERE…and then hop on over to my challenge today and join in on the fun. I can’t say what the challenge is…but it has something to do with a CERTAIN POPULAR BOOK LOL (I did read half of it in the interest of seeing what all the hype was about but it truly wasn’t my thing, I need a better storyline but I see the appeal <wink>).
I HAD to do this image..it was too perfect…a little fun and a little naughty!! (perhaps a card for my hubby’s anniversary hmmm? hahahaha) Not my usual mode but sometime you just gotta switch it up, put your tongue in your cheek and laugh a little…that’s what I did and it was FUN!! The digi image is by Saturated Canary called “Grey Tie” and I used a mix of Copics and TouchTwin markers to color it. The sentiment is by Verve Stamps (hahaha perfect me thinks), papers are a mix from MME and Kaisercraft and buttons by PTI!
She was colored with Copics and TouchTwin markers – Copics C9,C5,C3,C1/E11,E00 and TouchTwin R1,R2,RP9 / BR104,BR95(eyes). I added some Stickles to the whites of her eyes and bottoms for fun. A Black Spica pen on some of her hair for a hint of subtle sparkle in her hair.