Happy Days are HERE again…

Happy days are definitely here again! I fell in love with this new set, Spring is Sprung,  from Flourishes last week. The nest and eggs just spoke to me.

Yes, happy day reason #2 – the official 8/9 year old sleep over is officially O-V-E-R. I hosted 9 little squealing girls last night. The girls were all good as gold, polite and no bickering. Even still, the last one (mine) still yapping at 1:15 am and they were up with the sun at 6:25 am. I see an early bedtime in our future tonight. My little cherub was beyond excited, but I can honestly say, it will be a while before I try that one again..I’m talking at least a year! LOL.

My nest is colored with Copics using a few of the more elementary shading techniques I’ve learned in Marianne’s book, Shadows and Shading. If you’ve not already signed up for my give-away, that comment thread is here. (Make sure you click to the that specific thread – that is where I’ll draw a winner from!) Everyone on the Copic team has a copy to give-away this weekend, so make the hop with the direct links on that post, and maybe you can win your own copy. I’ll draw a winner on Monday.

And, can I get a drum roll, please… happy day reason #3 – My Sew Mini sewing machine appears to be completely healed. I found a fabulous tutorial on how to re-align the machine from the incredible JanTink to my gal-pals at Splitcoast. I had started this thread, and there were many helpful responses. If you read that thread, I went back and forth thinking the machine was toast. Purchased something else that I’ve had trouble setting the tension on. Tried and re-tried. Finally sat down this morning, and said, ‘i’m going to figure this thing out!’ The steps in that tutorial and a new bobbin proved magic.

At any rate – you can see lots of reasons to be HAPPY here today. I’m headed to the gym to get in a run – it’s sadly cold and blowing a bit of snow, so I’ll be on the beloved treadmill that I despise. Please be praying for spring. After that, I’m going to color-and-sew my Saturday away.

Have a beautiful day!

  • Stamps: Spring has Sprung- Flourishes
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Portrait – Crate, Stella Rose – My Mind’s Eye, White
  • Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
  • Accs: Copic Marker, lace, pearls (airbrushed with BG72), Spica Glitter Pen and Labels 9 – Spellbinders

17 responses to “Happy Days are HERE again…

  1. such beautiful coloring; the copics make a huge difference in anyone’s coloring. Would love to have a copy of Mariannes new book. Thanks for sharing Lori

  2. This card is absolutely gorgeous. You are a brave woman to host a sleep over. I had quite a few in my day and I can say that be glad you don’t have to deal with boy sleep overs. They are more difficult to tolerate. So glad to hear your machine is feeling better and I am right there with you about the treadmill. I have a rain suit because I do not like using the treadmill at all. Happy coloring.

  3. I so remember those days. Glad you made it through it. This card is so beautiful. Love how you colored it…..

  4. I’m happy sleepovers are still a couple years away for us. Gorgeous card Lori! And SO happy you got your machine fixed!!

  5. Oh, girl. Love. Love. Love.

  6. Oh Lori….what a beautiful job you did with this image! Beautiful coloring, such beautiful elements. I SO love this set too. 🙂

  7. gosh, that is gorgeous!
    and man oh man, do I remember those days….. wait, I still go through them when my guys come home from college and stay up until the wee hours on the game systems with their younger brother and dad! 🙂

  8. How much fun! I miss those days – late nights and all! Our house seemed to be the gathering place… Beautiful card, Lori! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for sharing! P.S. At our house, it’s called the ‘dread’mill!!! Hugs!

  9. What a gorgeous, beautiful card, Lori!

  10. A beautiful card! I need to get that book!

  11. *GASP* This is gorgeous! I have been eyeing that stamp set and wish more than ever that I had ordered it already!

  12. Lori, your card is wonderful, and your coloring perfect as usual. Marianne’s book is in my shopping cart at Ellen’s, but I’ll wait until after tomorrow to order it. Who knows…… Thanks for sharing!

  13. thanks for the opportunity. just getting into copics since I loved painting years ago, but really need any help available to do it to the highest level I can.

  14. OH LORI!!!! I am floored with the coloring on this one. I hope you are pleased! Those little eggs and the nest look like they come right off the page. I had to do a double take when I opened your page to see if there was something popping up or all colored. Wow wow wow! Gorgeous! Now I am going back to read your post! I was too excited by the image, I was a little to giddy to read 😉

  15. Beautiful coloring, Lori! Gorgeous card.
    Hugs and smiles

  16. Gorgeous and Lovely and everything in between love the stamp, love the colouring and great placement on the card too, way to go you!

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