Saturday, May 5, 2012

Birthday Cheer

Hello happy crafters! It's Saturday and the sun is shining brightly! One of my favorite things about spring is having the windows open and feeling the fresh air from a slight breeze! I have to do it early in the morning because my DH is glued to the thermostat like he is to the TV remote control!! Last night I went outside to get warmed!! LOL no lie! He had it down to 68 and I was freezing to the point I was shivering and he was as comfortable as can be with a t-shirt on!!

I have received several emails asking if I am ok! Thank you so much for missing me:) for I surely have missed you!! The letters really touched my heart:)  There have been no emergencies, illness's or flying out to my parents home. I just have been so busy getting Through The Craftroom Door Magazine ready for my first publication!! I can't wait to see what you think!  So many dear and awesome friends have been helping me and it is looking good!! Lots of techniques, 3 D projects, photo and video tutorials!  On May 15 it will be available!!

My first Outlawz Rodeo is coming up very quickly!!! Oh me, oh my I sure am nervous about it! The  Rodeo is a social  event I planned for May 18 -20 so online crafting friends can come together and finally meet one another in person! I have so many dear friends online who have been a huge part of my crafting life, I want to meet you and have a real hug!  There will also be several classes for you to attend during the day! Two Copic Coloring classes taught by  Suzanne Dean  who can teach anyone to color with Copics in a day! Suzanne's passion is teaching coloring  with Copics and will dazzle you with her techniques! Marti Wills is having a class with colored pencils and another class using Mixed Media's. Marti colors with Prisma colored pencil and  makes everything look like a photograph. You should really check out her pages of colored fruit, flowers and teddies to see how awesome they are! I am in the process of putting together the goodie bags and door prizes. It's not too late to make reservations to come. The hotel has extended the days for our special pricing. If you live within driving distance, come on and join us for a weekend of non stop fun with games, outings, dinners and lots and lots of chatter!! You can see all the details at  The Outlawz Challenge website!

And if all of that hasn't kept me busy!! My DH brought home a huge card order from the ladies in his office! Today I will be creating 8 of them and hopefully my mojo will kick into high gear!!

My card is featuring these adorable tweety birds and flowers from the Gina K Petals and Wings stamp kit. I love this stamp set! It can be used for so many different occasions and today I chose to use it for a birthday card. I actually cased it from Gina K, herself for  love the look of it!

Paper: Gina K is exclusively in the Petals and Wings Stamp TV Kit. Love it! Spellbinders # 18 die cut and it matches the stamp perfectly. Copics for coloring. Stamp N' Up oval and scallop oval punch's. Stickles on the flowers to add some glittering shine. Easy Peasy to create in less than 10 minutes excluding the cutting the birds stamp. 

Have a great weekend!!


Catherine said...

I am so glad to hear everything is alright for you Colleen ! I love your card, the image is so sweet ! Love the frame too ! The colours are so fresh and springy ! Good luck with all of your projects ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Rose Petal said...

Hello Colleen. This is so pretty with beautiful papers. Love the design too. Have a wonderful weekend.
Love Sandra xxx

Carla S. said...

Wonderful card, Colleen! Love the color combo and stamps you used! Can't wait to see the magazine and for sure, can't wait to meet at the Rodeo! Thanks for all your hard work on both!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Colleen, I like the colours the frame and the birds.
Kevin xx

Linda Palmer said...

What a darling card! I love it and I also can't wait to see the first copy of TTCD. I am already subscribed to it and I am sure it will be fabulous. Wish I was coming to the Rodeo but hopefully I will get to next year if hubby is well.

Emily said...

Fantastic card. Nice to see you blogging again! Missed you. Can't wait to see your publication!!

Ann said...

Colleen ~ Darling card; I love that shade of green with red. :)

Sharon said...

Hello my friend, so pleased all is well and that there is no crisis for now. Can't wait for the 15th May. I wish I lived in the States as I would definitely make it for your crafting weekend. Good luck and I for one can't wait to see LOADS of pics from this event. hugs Sharon x p.s. Mom is in her new home and loving it! PTL!

Lorraine said...

Wow, I don't know how you do it all, girlfriend! So many wonderful things on your plate! Love your birthday card! Those birds are adorable and love the die cuts & patterns!

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