Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm Off to CHA!

Just kidding. Actually, I sorta am off to CHA. My friend Susan and I were lucky enough to get into Marianne Walker's Copic Certification class tomorrow. She had a few spots open to the public, so we pounced on the opportunity. Anaheim is only about 40 miles from where I live (that's how close I am to the Happiest (and Most Expensive) Place on Earth... Disneyland!).

Not only have I been dying to take Marianne's class, but what a bonus that it's at the same time as many of you, who I "know" through blogger world and SCS, will be there! I'll be the one whose nose is pressed to the glass, wishing I could actually get into the big show...but maybe next time. My dream is to be a designer and teacher (or maybe even involved in retail) some day. In the meantime, I can't wait to learn more about coloring with Copics and experience at least part of the CHA excitment.

The card I'm sharing today is another featuring the ribbon tying technique in my last post. This shows the technique using a narrower bow...a nice, taylored look. And I love that velvet ribbon, which I bought from Taylored Expressions.
I absolutely LOVE this image from Paper Pretties... the Stamp of the Month for December. It reminds me of when I was a kid. I've always loved crafts of all kinds, but I most especially have fond memories of making valentines and valentine boxes at school for the exchange. Those were the good old days before mass produced cartoon Valentines and candy candy candy. *sigh*

The paper is digital from Memory Mixer, but notice that I accidentally put the paper in the wrong way in my CB Swiss Dots embossing folder and ended up debossing instead of embossing. It looked kinda cool, so I left it that way.

Consider this a "before" Copic class example. I'll try this image again after tomorrow with my newly acquired skills.

Speaking of Susan, I wanted to post this lovely card, which she sent for my birthday. Be sure to visit Susan's gallery... coffeeforme on SCS. She's my #1 stamping and scrapbooking buddy. I'm always talking her into crafting adventures. She has never tried Copics before, so she's in for a treat! Of course, she says hanging out with me costs too much money and she made me promise not to tempt her anymore this year because she's put herself on a strict budget (she's waaaay more disciplined than me). We'll just see about that...*grin*

Thanks for stopping by!


Debbie Pamment said...

Have fun at CHA - you lucky girl!! I'm very envious of the events you guys have in the US - LOL! You'll just have to "blog" some of the excitement so we can share!!
Love your card today - not sure how you can improve...

Kristine B. said...

HI LISA!! OH, you lucky girl!! :) Super cute card! I need to get on the ball and make some more with this stamp too.

OH, I don't like the heat down south, but I ♥ DISNEYLAND!! We used to drive 17 hrs. in one shot almost every summer to see all my cousins and aunts/uncles. Some live in Whittier, and some in Covina... (sp?) lol. LUCKY YOU!!

Stamp and Smile said...

O'my word! You ladies must have had a blast yesterday at Copic classes! :) SO lucky and I can't wait to see some photo's. Your card is {{adorable}} Lisa. The ribbon is just divine and the colors are so fun. Yes, I like your de-bossed Swiss Dots, it give such a fun effect. I made myself a CB Embossing Folder Swatch Sampler and posted it. (I can never remember those darn names to each folder...LOL!) Thanks again for popping in and I'll be chatting again soon my cyber friend!

Hugs Lisa!! Michelle :)

Susan said...

Lisa yesterday was a blast. I am so glad that we went to the Certification Class. Your little valentine girl is so sweet and so nicely it. Ok girl, now leave me alone...I'm not buying another thing. LOL