Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Larry!

Today is the 59th birthday of my brother, Larry. Happy Birthday, Lar! Hope you have many, many more. And expect to get a load of crap when you turn 60 next year! After all the grief you have given your three sisters about age, you will pay. I promise you that.

Well, I finished the Copic Intermediate Certification Class yesterday. That was a lonnnnng one! I left the house about 8:00 a.m. and got home at 8:30 p.m. Marianne Walker told us that we would be tired at the end of the day. I wasn't tired. Not at all. I was exhausted! Oh, my! I had trouble waiting up for Gary to get home from the wine-tasting party he attended with our daughter, Angela. My eyes were slamming shut by the time he arrived about midnight. And then I collapsed into bed and didn't wake up until 10:00 a.m. this morning. Yeah, I was one pooped-out old lady!

But I did enjoy the class. I found it to be informative and more technique-driven than the first Copic certification class I took. A person can learn something new every day--in fact, I really recommend it to keep your mind fresh, especially as you age. And I did learn some new things about color and using different combinations than I have done so far. I am very glad I went!

We got some "goodies" at the class, but my favorite is the 72-pc. Copic wallet. I was able to replace the last one that I bought that smelled like mildew! I spent this morning cleaning the markers that were stored in the smelly wallet. Had to use Lysol wipes to get rid of the odor on the markers. But they are all clean now, and even my craft room smells better! Of course, most people couldn't tell that there was a mildew-odor on the wallet. Someone even tried to tell me that it was a "plastic-bag" odor. Snort! I knew better than that, because I was cursed with an overly-sensitive nose. I can detect a lot of odors that other people cannot smell. Even the 15 years of smoking when I was young didn't damage my sense of smell.  OK, enough about that.

I am watching the PGA golf tournament. Tiger is up by four strokes right now, and I hope he pulls it out. Why am I cheering for Tiger? That's a good question, since his "fall from grace". I guess I want to see the current records broken. And he is the most likely to do that in the near future. Of course, if he breaks Jack's records, someone like Rory McIlroy will come along and break Tiger's. And I probably will cheer for him, too, if I live long enough. I think I just like to see new records set in sports. (Except when Hank Aaron's record was broken.)

We finished watching season one of "Game of Thrones" on Friday night. Season two starts next Sunday. I can hardly wait! Love that storyline.

Switching gears here:  today's card is a Saturated Canary image, "Bunny Luv". So cute, as all of Krista's images are. I stamped it on Cryogen CS with Memento ink. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes. Patterned paper is from Basic Grey Indie Bloom and CS is Stampin' Up. I added Stampin' Up Baker's Twine, a Tim Holtz Bauble, Wright's lace trim, Queen and Company pearls. The tag, made from a Doohickey die, and embossed with a SU Textured Impressions Houndstooth embossing folder, was lightly sponged with Stampin' Up ink. The eggs were die cut with a Memory Box Filigree Egg die. I used a Spellbinders Classic Heart to make the heart die cut. Lace corners were cut with a Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B die. I accented the image with a Signo Uniball white gel pen, and I added Glossy Accents to her lips, eyes, and egg. She was colored with Copics:  E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E50, E53, E57, G20, G21, G24, BG32, BG34, RV52, RV55.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Basic Grey Girlie
Saturated Canary Twine
Simon Says Bingo
Cheery Lynn Easter

Here's wishing everyone everywhere a wonderful week!


30 comments:

  1. Don't you just love Saturated Canary? I certainly do, and this is an adorable card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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    1. Oh, I do, Sandy, I do! Thank you so much, and have a great evening!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  2. Pretty card. Love the colors! Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  3. Another lovely card Penny - your colouring skills are so darn good before that Copics class, can't wait to see what you do after the class :)

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Dawn. You are such a sweetie! You make me smile! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  4. Great card! Love all the fun Easter colors and your coloring is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy! I appreciate that!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  5. Darling card and beautiful coloring Penny. You did a fabulous job on this one.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! Hope you are having a great time in California!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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    2. Aww, what a sweet card. Love the expression on her face. Good choice of colors, and great coloring, as usual.

      I'm glad you liked your class so much!

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    3. Thank you, Angela! I think Saturated Canary images are the cat's meow. Or whatever. :^)

      Hugs,
      Mom

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  6. oh Penny this is gorgeous, I love the zing of colours you have used.
    thankyou for popping in and playing along with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Lou! I really enjoyed coloring Bunny Luv. Krista's images are the best! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  7. Such a lovely ester card!
    Thank you for playing along with us at The Saturated Canary challenge blog.

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    1. Thank you very much, Anna! It was my pleasure! :^)
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      Penny

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  8. Gorgeous card Penny, the image is adorable and so beautifully coloured :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Mandy!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  9. Hi! Oh wow sounds like a very busy day Penny and also well worth it.
    Your card is really lovely,gorgeous colours and colouring too.
    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges,
    Good Luck,hugs Lou and the BG dt.xx

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    1. Thank you very much, Lou! I appreciate the comment! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  10. What a sweet card Penny. Love that image and those eggs are too cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog during the CMC Birthday Bash. I hope you enjoyed the hop.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Brook! I appreciate the comment! And you are welcome--the blog hop was a lot of fun and very inspirational! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  11. Gorgeous card Penny hun love the image & the eggs look fabulous.

    Thank you also for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary Challenges, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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    1. Thank you bunches, Vicky! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  12. Penny, Wanted to thank you for stopping at my blog. You did a wonderful job on your card. I love your image it is so cute and the eggs fit in so well.

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    1. Pat, you're so welcome, and thank you for stopping by and for the nice comments!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  13. SUPER SWEET!! Love the colors :-) Thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenge.

    xox

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  14. Penny this card is stunning. I love it, the image is amazing , I have not seen this one before .
    Hugs Elaine

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  15. Oh, thank you, Elaine! I really appreciate that! :^)
    Hugs back,
    Penny

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Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate the kind comments more than I can say! :^)
Hugs, Penny