Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Candle Crazed

This week, over at Paper Vineyard's blog, the design team is featuring projects in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month that starts in less than a week.  My project is a candle featuring my very own FitterTwit Design "Thrive" colored with Copic markers (R81, R83, R85) and blinged out with my beloved American Tag HomePro!!! Swing back by October 1st to find out how to get my digital image "Thrive" for FREE.  But, as always happens when I start making candles, one IS NEVER enough....


Let me present the Halloween Copic Candle Class that is slated October 9th at 1:00 p.m over at Paper Vineyard.  Click HERE for deets.  I can already tell that this one is going to be a fun class.... check out that SUPER CUTE image!!!  Can you see why I'm so candle crazed???

So I'm thinking I got the candle madness out of my system.... for now.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team turned out for this challenge, come back here October 1st for more on the digital image and don't forget to sign up for the Halloween Copic Candle class!  This is going to be a VERY special October!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bring On The Glitter!!!

Did I not post pics of the cards that we were going to make in yesterday's class?  Whoops!  I just received a message asking to post them.... so here goes.  These cards feature Sookwang double-sided tape, Elizabeth Craft Peel Off Stickers, Glitter Ritz, Creative Imaginations H2O and The Purple Monster (American Tag HomePro).






All were very different and REALLY fun to make!  I hope they inspire... LOL!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Special Thanx

It's been awhile since I've done a blog post, but I just HAD to share today.......
So today I got the privilege of teaching the most WONDERFUL group of ladies.  I mean this was one of those classes where the group who gathered made my time teaching feel like a party, so I wanted to take a moment on my blog to thank everyone who attended Glitter Monster today featuring Creative Imaginations H2O, Glitter Ritz glitter and the American Tag HomePro (lovingly known as The Purple Monster) at Paper Vineyard. 
Folks, we were so loud with the laughter and fun that another class going on in the store had to completely stop and tell us to tone it down.... they couldn't hear!  hehehe... it was JUST THAT GOOD!!!  Although, I did have to apologize as we did not intend to be rude in any way, we were just having fun.  You all know how it is, I hope.  LOL!   Thank you Kim, Liz, Martha, Dee, Jean, Margie and Nancie!  You ladies are the BEST! 

So I had one of my students and friend send me pics of two of her completed projects (we made FIVE.  WOW!)....Kim, these cards ROCK!!!



I just don't know what more I can say here other than life is just a lot better with a little glitter and friends (old and new) that shine!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Simply Betty Zombie Release!!!

Ok, so I'm am REALLY in the Halloween spirit... thank you Simply Betty Stamps!!! Today is the release of The Zombie Teens at Simply Betty Stamps and here are the uber fun Halloween cards I made! Be sure to click the link and get you some Zombie Teen goodness!!!






Monday, September 12, 2011

It Has That "New Stamp" Smell!

 Yep... after so long I FINALLY picked a winner for the up-coming Copic Palooza Copic event at Paper Vineyard.  Here she is:  Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm.  The Greeting Farm is soon to be available at Paper Vineyard and little Miss Anya is kicking things off.  I won't lie, I'm going to miss Kraftin Kimmie, but I'm SOOOOO EXCITED that The Greeting Farm will be featured!!!

 So for my upcoming class you will be learning to color Miss Anya using your Copic Markers with the faint line technique (as shown here), we will also be creating this tri-shutter card using the new Authenique paper that just arrived at Paper Vineyard.  Isn't this rose paper HEAVENLY!?!!?

"Cutie" doesn't begin to describe how fun this card is! And BONUS, it fits an A2 size envelope!!! Be sure to reserve your spot September 28th at Paper Vineyard in Chandler, AZ.  Below is a suggested list of Copic Markers that I used to create this card.  I look forward to seeing you there!!! :)

*** E00, E000, E11, R20, R24, R81, R85, V0000 (optional), E41, E43, E44, E30, E57 and a black .05 Copic Multiliner.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

La Push Baby... It's La Push! Part Two

WARNING: This post is pic heavy!!!

So here I am with part two of my visit to La Push... well, my FIRST visit.  You see this place is SO MUCH MORE than the gorgeous, life-force-recharging place that I showed you in yesterday's post.  It is actually quite the destination.  With a resort, cabin rentals, fishing charters and tribal activities (I missed the evening's drum circle bonfire... DANG IT), this place has plenty to offer to fill up an entire vacation.  I intend to return and stay for awhile; one day was just not enough!


Ok, this place blows Starbucks out of the water!  The morning necessity for coffee mixed with some Twilight handsome hunk fun equals Jacob's Java.  Sure to morph you in ten seconds flat!  hahahahaha!  WHY isn't this place nation-wide yet???


This one is just a revisit of the beauty I showed you in yesterday's post.  Check out that water!!!


The forest seemed to encapsulate La Push.  Do you see where the shadow line is?  It seemed like that line was EXACTLY the same when we arrived at La Push as when we left.  It was like that shadow line was the portal to my own personal fairy tale.


Along with the resort itself, there are MANY cabin rentals available at La Push.  Here are a few we drove by...






This is just really, really funny! :)

Gratuitous forest pic... hahahahahaha!  You know I had to do it!!!

Ok, that's it for my visit to La Push.  Stay tuned for my visit to Forks and the world of Twilight!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

La Push Baby... It's La Push! Part One

WARNING:  This post is pic heavy!!!
Ok, so here are some of my pics from La Push.  This place is... well.... special!  It is so much more than what I expected from reading about it or seeing it in Twilight (note... the La Push beach shown in the movie IS NOT in La Push which is a shame because the actual La Push is AMAZING.  I did not know this until my visit.).  This place NEEDED to be seen and I don't think I ever would have if it wasn't for Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.  The minute we arrived I felt very at peace and connected.  The air smelled very clean and the water was a jewel-toned blue.  The seagulls calling out in the background were the perfect touch to make this experience UNFORGETTABLE!!!  I just cannot say enough about how wonderful La Push is.  So instead, I will just shut up and show you a few of the MANY INCREDIBLE shots that I got the day I visited my new favorite place in the world.









Do you like how I finished this off?  OF COURSE I had to end this with the gratuitous forest shot!  It's very "Twilighty" don't you think?  hahahahahaha!  Anyway, swing by tomorrow for part two of my visit to La Push, WA.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Doing My Part

 Whew... Ok, my vacation came to a screeching halt the day before yesterday so I took some time to unwind, unpack and upload a BUTT-LOAD of photos.  And when I say BUTT-LOAD, I mean it.  You'll see; I will be posting MANY here over the next week or two.  You'll get to see all the fun!  My vacation consisted of attending a family member's birthday party in NM, hanging out with a dear friend who abandoned me to move to ID and then attending a wedding for a friend of the family in WA.  Well... you didn't expect this Twi-tard to go all the way to WA and NOT visit Forks?????  I mean, I HAD to do my part to support this economy, right?!?  And boy did I!!!  After I loaded myself down with all the Twilight trinkets and key chains that I was going to be giving away to all my fellow Twi-tards when I returned home, I also picked up a few little "happies" for myself.

 Along with my own key chain, two tee shirts, bumper sticker, bracelet, charms and decal, I also picked up this VERY UNIQUE rear view mirror ornament.  I LOVE this thing!!!

And the final piece de resistance is my new MACHINED METAL Twilight clock!!!  My husband who so WONDERFULLY humored my Twilight obsession during this trip to Forks was actually the one to find this gem.  I'm so so glad he found it.  I wasted NO time putting it up the minute we arrived home!

So those were the fun goodies I got, we also did a tour of Forks seeing the Cullen house (the one from the book), and Bella's house with her truck parked outside of the hardware store.  And you know I got pics of the high school and Charlie's police car parked at City Hall. There was even "Twilight Firewood" on the side of the road. But the highlight of the trip was DEFINITELY La Push.  I have THE MOST WONDERFUL pictures to share with you.  I have to do a little editing (forgot the date stamp was on in my camera), but I will be getting those beauties up as soon as I can.  I am hoping to return to La Push to just hang out for a week or so... that would be the most wonderful vacation all by itself!  I will go into all of that when I do the La Push post, so check back for that!!!

Alright folks, I'm off to watch Twilight.... AGAIN!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

And The Winner Is!!!!

Ok gang... the big day has arrived.  I happen to be on vacation and WHAT AN ORDEAL to get internet access!!!  Wi-Fi is getting more and more complicated, I tell ya!  SHEESH!  But I managed to get somewhere to log in! YAY!  And, a quick note about my vacate:  you'll DEFINITELY want to stay tuned for the deets on my AWESOME visit to Forks, Washington full on with the uber kewl pics of La Push!!!  Yes, this Twi-tard finally got to visit Forks!!!!

Now for the winner of the Nantucket Bagg give away.....


CONGRATULATIONS ABUSYBEE!!!!

You are the winner of the awesome pink Bagg!!!  I just kicked you an email.  Thank you to those who entered.  It was a blast seeing your craft spaces!

I'm now off for the last leg of my travels.  Whew... I'm ready for a vacation!