Wednesday, January 25, 2012

video and news!

hi all!

boy oh boy have i got a packed schedule getting myself together for cha - i leave friday morning! monday pezza and i went out for big girls day out - i needed to get my hair done (buh bye gray roots) and she was off from school so they said to bring her along.  we started at starbucks and sat by the fireplace with a little snack.  of course she insisted she needed her hair done too and luckily they weren't busy so the girl really laid it on for her.  her fave part is the "hair bath" which she giggles hysterically through.  then i couldn't see her while they were doing her hair but it seemed to take a long time.  well when she rounded the corner back to where i was she was not only trimmed up but blow dried AND CURLED - hot stuff i must say!  oh was she pleased with herself.  she colored for awhile but then got bored and started wandering until my girl came up with an idea and suggested she fold the load of towels they had just washed.  well she was all over that and did great.  charmed everyone in the place of course as she can be really good at that when she wants to.  next we hit famous footwear - i found nothing but she ended up with tennies and boots both on clearance - sweet!  then met with trev for lunch at cici's - he is struggling, trying to change jobs and general eye-opening this is life and roommates suck kind of stuff.  but he is doing well and such an awesome kid!  next we headed to the bare minerals store in the mall where i got a few new eyeshadows and pezza dipped her finger in all the samples and colored her hand like a rainbow.  then she asked the salesgirl if she had any lipstick because she explained - her chap stick at home had no color.  so the sales girl put on some lipstick and boy was pezza thrilled.

i have a pretty packed schedule - saturday morning is business seminars and then i am meeting up with a super talented long time friend and ex DT for me - sandy dunne coming all the way from ireland - i cannot WAIT to meet her!  i think we may go to suzanne's copic class to heckle from the back of the room.  saturday night is a mixed media workshop with basically bare albums.   i am also taking another mixed media workshop and a workshop with luminarte - YAY!  the MOST exciting thing is that i am helping out for crafters workshop stencils as usual and i just found out i will be helping in a workshop they are doing with julie fei-fen balzer - SHUT UP!  i LOVE her stuff and her style and cannot wait - it is called collage 101 and i am betting i will be picking up some great info as i help her out!  all of this will be perfect timing because i am heading up a brand new challenge group over on Color Me Creative!

This is FREE to join - not a paid class (that will be launching in early spring!)  we will have a new challenge every 2 weeks as well as lots of opportunity to chat about tips and tricks, ideas, tutorials and maybe even some prizes from time to time!  we will have a kick off party on the main page of color me creative on feb 8th!  but head over NOW and join the group!

finally i DO have a project and video tutorial for ya today!  speaking of mixed media -

yep mixed media is as simple as just using a variety of mediums when you create - so here i have created a shimmering background with perfect pearls and stamps.  here is a video showing how i did it:

 {hubby is making fun of me right now because i am apparently typing with much determination over here...}

next i stamped my main image with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  after melting it i painted over the image with twinkling h2os.

this was a fun card to make and pezza and i made quite a mess creating with our different supplies.  i like art best when it is free and fun and MESSY! 

so head on over to the group and join me - even if you have never done mixed media stuff before!

1 comment:

  1. What a great day for Pezza! I am getting more and more into mix media and can't wait for the challenges! Thanks for awesome tutorial! Hugz