So Much Fun

I had a blast this last weekend.  Learning was never this fun in high school or college.  Even though I had to get up at 4:40 am on Friday the Copic Certification Class was totally worth it.  I learned so much and have started to feel comfortable with these magnificent markers.  I can't believe everything these markers will do.  I am going to practice the basics before I jump into anything intermediate or advanced.  I think it will take a while before I get there, but even the basics are wonderful.  

Here is a bear colored in class and used the "nasty rag" technique on it.  It looks like fur.  This is so cool!  I used E53 Raw Silk and E57 Light Walnut for the bear.  The bear is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I can't remember the color I used for the hearts.  I made them just with the tip of the sketch marker.  I can never draw a heart very well and now I don't have to.  I can just use the brush tip of the sketch marker and I have perfect hearts every time.  

These are just a few things I learned in class.  I will have to buy some copics now, so I can play more.  Oh, where do I begin?  It will be fun shopping!

All other products are CTMH:

Paper - Perfect Day Level 2, Juniper cardstock
Ink - Tulip
Embellishments - Tulip bigger brads, natural hemp, Love Letters rub-ons, Perfect Day My Stickease, Clear Inspirations heart tag (I chalked this with red chalk.)

Here is a close up of the Clear Inspirations heart tag.

The Copics Class was just one part of my great trip.  My sister met me in KC and took the class too.  She is always fun to be around.  AND guess what?  She looks amazing!  Connie has lost 50 pounds since January of this year and looks great.  For the first time ever, we had people who asked if we were sisters, because we look alike.  That has never happened before.  She is probably blushing now, but she has done a phenomenal job at sticking to her goal.  Before you ask me...she lost weight by following Weight Watchers online.  She doesn't like to go to the meetings, so she track her goals online.  Great job, Connie!

On Saturday, Connie and I were able to stop by the Creating Keepsakes Convention for just a short time.  We spent that time at the Pazzles Inspiration booth.  We both have one and haven't used it much yet.  We learned a lot from Klo and Steph just watching them.  Of course, I had time to pick up a couple of cute scrapping t-shirts.  

Then we went shopping with my niece, Danielle.  I got some jeans.  Yes, jeans!  I hate buying jeans.  Doesn't almost everyone?  I finally found some at JC Penney that don't bunch in the wrong places.  My niece likes to shop there.  I don't go to the mall much, so I am glad we did.  I tried on so many jeans and finally found the brand that fits me.  They are Fosters.  I have never heard of them, but I hope they don't stop making them.  After shopping until 4 pm, my sister and I ran back to the CK Convention and learned more at the Pazzles booth.  Then I headed home.  My boys were happy to see me and the house was clean.  Yes, clean!  Just the fact the house was clean when I got home made a great weekend!

Happy Stamping!

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Connie said...

Ooooh! Love what you did with the card. It looks great with CTMH product. I agree it was a great weekend. Thanks for the compliments on my weight lost. What a great, encouraging sister you are.

Jeanne said...

Wow~sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! Your bear looks terrific! I'm envious (still) that you got to learn about the Copics! )Don't know much about Pazzles).

Congrats to Connie on her amazing weight-loss success! You should post a picture of her. I'm not into meetings either...maybe I should look into it! Goodness knows I need to lose some weight!

Can't wait to see what else you color!

Barb W said...

Very 'furry' bear,Kim! Aren't Copics amazing? I just love mine! I like this technique here. Your card is adorable.

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. And great job, Connie for the weight loss!

Thanks for sharing, Kim and I look forward to more Copic posts from you.

Glad you're back safe and sound!


Tara said...

Love the card! The bear is adorable...and I am impressed with your little hearts using the brush tip! I would love to learn more about using Copics too. Congrats to your sister, Connie! Glad you had a wonderful weekend with your sister and niece. And, I am glad that you found some jeans that fit right :)

Deneen said...

You will have to share that really cool technique you did on the bear with us.