Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Bellarific Weekend!

Hi Everyone, as you likely know, I was in Toronto yesterday at the Stamping Bella Booo-tique teaching a copic class. My very first copic class I have ever taught! YIKES...I'm not new to teaching, but I am new to teaching copics. And the class was a little larger than I am used to as well so I worried a bit about not being able to give enough individual attention. But mostly I worried that having 18-20 people in a room might rise the temperature so much that I would have a major hot flash and melt before their very eyes like the wicked witch of the west! But Ryan was on that and had the room nice and cool for me, something that Emily will really appreciate in another 15 or 20 years...LOL! Thanks Ryan!

In the end, I had a TOTAL BLAST! It was such fun to meet everyone and I hope you all had as much fun as I did. I got to meet fellow babe-a-roo and scrapbooker extraordinaire Sarah Pendergrast. I hope when we greeted some of her uber talent rubbed off on me! (I stalk her blog alllllll the time!) A huge hug to Carla who I've recently met over email who came down from Kingston for the event and to all those who have left comments here who I can finally place a face to the name. And we even got a little surprise visit from Paula! A big thanks to everyone!

Not only did I come home with good memories, I also came home with a couple pounds of rubber! HEHEHE!!!! BIG GRIN! Fearing I wouldn't have time to shop, I put in a couple orders over the last two weeks so they'd be ready for me to pick up. OH MY! Got some new releases in there as well as some oldies but goodies that have been on my wish list for a while. I AM TOTALLY STOKED I TELL YA!

Whew, now that I am done blabbering and IF you are still with me, I DO have a card to share. I'm really loving these bugs...their little faces are soooooooooo adorable I can't resist them. These are BFFabugs paired up with Basic Grey lemonade paper. The ribbon is something that I picked up ages ago in the dollar bin at Michaels and the lime green/red combo is right up there with pink and yellow as one of my fav's! I should also note that this card is smaller than I typically do, an A2 size but I'm kinda liking these small cards lately, there is something almost cozy about them.

copics used:
R0000, 00, 20, 21, 22, 24
RV17, 19, 69
YG0000, 00, 13
W2, 3, 5
E0000, 000, 00, 11, 21
E31, 33, 37, 41, 42, 44, 47
Colorless blender

I'm off to fondle my new stuff some more and then ink up some new rubber!


dolcreations said...

Linda you know how to make cards come to life. I am sorry that I missed your copics class. I was tied up all weekend. Emily has mentioned that you may be coming back so I will definetly be coming for that class. I am off to Paula's class Monday and I am so looking forward to it. I'm hoping a miracle will happen...I want to be able to colour like you and Paula one day!

Shannan Teubner said...

How fun!!!! I wish I could have come...oh, to take your Copic class! Love this card, sistah! MWAH!

Regan said...

I had SOOOOO much fun yesterday, you were absolutely amazing and I learned ALOT

Deanna said...

Like AWESOME class! I learned so much and love your teaching style! Thanks so much and the pics of us are on my blog! Can't wait for the next one ;)! Dee

Carla Murphy said...

Adoreable card!! What an awesome class yesterday Linda. Really, really enjoyed it. Wish there was more time to chat but I had to soak up all that copic info you were throwing out there! Great tips and tricks - that little light got much brighter!! 8)

Kim said...

I wish I could take your Copic class. I'm in Florida. Oh well, for now I will just have to keep studying your blog :) Have fun with all those Bellas!! It's always fun getting a pile of those in the mail :)

Iren said...

Wow what a lovely and "happy" card!!! Love the colors and Your coloring and of course the lovely image!!!

Hugs to You!

Anonymous said...

Yikes!!! Now that is one large stash of stamps! Wow... I'm excited (and envious) for you. Can't wait to see all your new creations. Sorry I missed your class. Make sure to post details of your next class.
Donna M.

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for teaching the class on Saturday. I learned a lot about my copics and how to blend properly. I loved the colours you use for your shading. I think I will switch from using my cool grays to my warm grays from now on.
The techniques I learned on the turtle were my favourite.
Thanks again and I hope you'll come by again soon for another class!

iluvmybugs said...

What an adorable card!!! Love the colors!!!



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