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Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm back!

Just a quick post, I just got home and I am beat. I have decided that if you have to turn 40, then make sure you do in in close vicinity to something that makes you happy enough that you don't think about turning 40!! We got home a little earlier, unloaded the car and my mom came in for a few minutes before heading out to her house. When she got ready to leave she turned the lock on the door and I got locked out of the house with no keys and no shoes. Kip is working so we had to go there to get his house key and now I am back in the house. I had so much fun this weekend. The Copic class that Candice taught was amazing. All of my Copic knowledge has been achieved from trial and error playing. It was great to learn more about them and to watch someone that really knows how to use them.  It was also fun to meet some people that I "know" from online. In addition to Candice and some new friends, I was also able to meet another blogger Judy, it's nice to be able to put faces with the names. Judy surprised me with a birthday gift of cool ribbons, embellies and a travel bag. Thank you so much, I love the bling!

In addition to learning about Copic markers we also made three cards. This is one of them. Of course the card layout and everything was Candice's design, but the coloring is mine. I was so happy to learn how to blend three colors. That third color really makes a huge difference in the depth you can get with the shading. I was quite impressed with this! The stamp is from Shirley's 2 Girls. I did buy this stamp and one other stamp by them, they had a lot of really nice designs. I have to run now so I can start laundry and get to bed, I will show you more in the coming days. Thanks for all the birthday wishes, it truly has been a great one.

16 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

Glad you had fun and a happy birthday!!! Your coloring on this cute card is divine!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is absolutely adorable!! Your coloring does look fabulous!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

40 is the new 30 you know. That means I'm still in my 20's. hee hee

Karen from PA said...

This card is so cute and your coloring is great. I am so glad you had such a good time.

My daughter informed me last night that 50 was the new 40, so we're good. :)

Stephanie said...

Gina..so glad that you enjoyed your b-day! Your coloring looks great - can't wait to see what's to come :)

Diane said...

Great creation. Love the canine!!! He's such a cutie. You did a fantastic job on this. Glad you had fun on your b-day.

Martha said...

very cute

kat9 said...

Glad you had a great time. 40 isn't so bad. I just made 42 myself. We almost have the same birthday. Happy Birthday. Glad you had fun. Make sure to share some of you Techniques I would love new ideas for my copic.

Mary said...

Love that dog! (how can you resist Shirley's 2 Girls stamps - they are all cute!)
Great card!

Scrapping Julie said...

so glad you had a great time!!!!
you did an AWESOME job with your coloring!!! cant wait to see more.

Scrubbysue said...

How CUTE!!! I love it! what great colors and such an adorable image. TFS!

Elizabeth said...

Belated birthday greetings. Glad to hear you enjoyed the copics class. We are all going to be looking for tips and tricks. The shading on the card is perfect. Really nice job Gina.

peggysue said...

i am so glad you had a good time! What a great coloring job, you learned your lessons well, now you can come give us some coloring tips.

The Wired Angel said...

Gina - your coloring is terrific.. and that little pup is adorable. I can't wait to have a Copics class somewhere near my home. Belated Happy Birthday too!

Becky said...

Gee I think this is the only card I have not commented on :). I love this, love the dog and the colors.

~Michelle~ said...

love this...I've been playing with circles on my blog too! I love the color combo and layout that you used....nice card!!!!