WHEW! i have a long one for ya today – makin’ me tired just thinkin’ about it! OOOORRRR it could be the time change! it is STILL raining here…..and with all the snow that just finished melting there is really no where for the rain to go. we’re going to float away! however it is supposed to stop today and then get SUPER nice out. me n pezzy will be out planting all the pansies she talked me into at Home Depot (her fave store) and blowing lots of bubbles with the new bubble gear we got! now let’s get this show on the road!
New goodies in at SCACD! – TWO of the new Basic Grey collection have arrived on the scene – Kioshi and Green - Susana has the perfectly sized 6×6 pads (makes it alot easier to get them ALL) plus the coordinating doily ribbon and glazed brads. There are also some VERY cute new Lockhart Stamps up as well!
Have you gotten your subscription in for the NEW mini magazine Through the Craft Room Door? They have really been pouring in and i am excited about the things i have been working on for the first issue and the introduction of the exclusive website! you can get all of the info >>HERE<<
IN ADDITION to the magazine Suzanne Dean has started a private online classroom called Color Me Creative and is offering some insanely extensive copics classes. if you want to learn the basics or your looking to become an expert there is a class for you and everything in between. I will also be adding some classes in the future too! for info on the classroom >>CLICK HERE
The CMC classroom site went live yesterday and i managed to catch the tail end of the live chat with Suzanne and it was HOPPIN’ in there!
Artful INKables is 2 years old this week!
To celebrate their birthday, they are offering you a sweet deal on any order you place this week. Enter Code AIBDAY2 into the coupon field when you check out to get 15% off a $35 order. This coupon is only good until next Sunday so be quick like a bunny to take advantage of this SALE!
Also be sure to check the AI blog today for the next Think INK challenge and to see who won the last challenge. And mark your calendars for NEXT MONDAY because they will be having their NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP featuring all of the new, uber-talented INK girls (including me tee heee) and FOUR new stamps sets you will surely LOVE!
And finally, if you are located in the Salt Lake City area of Utah, be sure to come visit their booth at the SCRAPBOOK USA expo in Sandy on March 26th and 27th.
I will be playing along with the current challenge ASAP as my stamps arrived yesterday YAY!!
and YES i have my TIOT project for you today too!
Suzanne’s Challenge for us this week really had me stumped for a bit – use one of the new Victoria Case stamps for a movie inspired project. Then it came to me – i really LOVE the Little Carolyn in the flowery swing and she would be perfect playing in……
In addition i used the following challenges:Pagemaps March sketches Pile It On – Pastels Cupcake Craft – Going Green Ooh La La – Anything Goes Paper Cutz – Anything Goes Secret Crafter – Anything Goes Lots To Do – Distressing Pollycraft – Distressing Rosie D’s – Think Spring La La Land Crafts – Pastels Creative Card Crew – Celebration Cute Card Thursday – Celebration
and here she is:
I thought these patterned papers from Basic Grey’s Lilly Kate paper pad worked perfectly for a secret garden. I have really been using that pad up – it has wonderful colors and patterns! Susana just got the newest ones in – Green and Kioshi along with the coordinating paper doillie ribbons and glazed brads – really beautiful.
i stamped my main image with memento black ink of course and colored her with copics. i colored the flowers on her dress and swing ropes with spica glitter pens and then added some of the fantastic new super fine flower soft in Raspberry Fizz along the vines on the rope. (you can get all 8 for the price of 7 right now – good deal!) i cut the cute little tree branch with the bird using my cricut and then highlighted the leaves with Glass Effects Gel by Viva Decor. i brushed just a bit of distress ink in Vistorian Velvet (one of my new fave colors) on my white prima flower and stamped my sentiment with a tiny studio G stamp.
I hope you have a fantastic week! Be sure and head over to the SCACD store blog to see what movies the other girls chose!