Give-a-Way Winner!

Hi there, I'm back again to announce the winner of my give-a-way! Thanks to everyone who stopped by with congrats on the news of our granddaughter to be. 

The winner of some happy mail is......

Please send me an email with your mailing info.

An Attempt at Water Coloring!

Well I thought it was about time I gave this water coloring thing a go. I was a bit nervous, wasn't sure how I felt about the lack of control I would have over things! But you know, I think it turned out okay. So I will be entering this into the Papertrey Ink {Make it Monday} challenge.

I did leave a bit more definition along my edges than Heather did in her sample. That control I was talking about ~ HA! But it's soft, simple and I'm happy with it. After everything was dry I used a cute notebook paper embossing folder from DeNami Design. The idea behind it was that is might be something created in an art journal. And since I embossed it, I'll enter this in the SSS {Emboss It} challenge!

I'm so happy you spent a bit of time with me today. I'll be back a little later with my give-a-way winner. Enjoy your Sunday friends ~Lisa


Learning the Ropes!

Hi! It's been far too long since I've participated in a Papertrey Ink blog hop. When I saw the inspiration photo for this month I knew it was time to jump back in the game! I'm also winging it a bit here with the new camera and sort of fumbling my way through, learning those new ropes so to speak ~HA! Hubby worked over yesterday and just let me know he is today too (gotta pay for his new toy *wink*), so I'm on my own kids!! There are a few new buttons, bells and whistles going on ~ oy.

I was drawn to the gingham and that sweet little bird from the inspiration photo. Then I spotted the heart shaped doily and this is what I came up with! Everything is PTI with the exception of my embossing folder, the papers and the sprinkling of 4mm & 6mm Marshmallow sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

I was going to add buttons to this. I thought they fit the feel of the papers and my design. But the sequins added just the right amount of subtle sparkle without being in your face. 

Happy Hopping!
Thanks for visiting ~Lisa


A New Camera!

Well I have a happy hubby...his new camera arrived yesterday!!! He needs to change a couple of computer settings for me before I am up and running with cards again. So in the mean time I thought I would share his website info with you. I've had a few inquiries about his photos and this is the best place for you to get a real look at his hobby. Let me just say how VERY PROUD I am of him and his talent!

I'll leave you with a sample or two and the web info. Be blessed friends ~Lisa

Great Blue Heron

Wild Flowers and itty bitty bees!


Red Tail Hawk
Don't forget about my baby girl give-a-way. You have until midnight on Saturday!


cQc #251 ~ Hey, How Are You?

Hello! I'm back today with a card for this week's ColourQ challenge. The photo of my card is still not up to par, but not too bad. Hubby's new camera hasn't arrived yet poor guy. I think he's more worried about me not being able to photograph my cards than he is not having his new toy!

*Edit: The second photo was taken with the new camera...
what a difference!*

This card is a little smaller ~ 4" x 4". I've stamped the coral, grape and melon onto a piece of soft pink text  print paper using the arrow stamp from the Precious Remembrance Shop: DIY set. I love the way the bright colors appear to be softer using the outline image on a pale pink background! Next I added some splatters (same stamp set)  and sprinkled on a few 4mm & 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. This panel was added to my white embossed (DeNami Design) card base. I chose this fun sentiment from the Coffee Love set (PR).

We look forward to seeing your cards in the gallery this week. Don't forget to visit the design team, they have some amazing inspiration lined up for you! ~Lisa

**PS** Enter my give-a-way here!!


Big News!!!

Well hello everyone, how was your week? I am still without a camera (boo), so things have been pretty quiet here on this little old blog! My iPhone is being uncooperative with photographing a card. So I thought to myself lets just do a give-a-way!!  That's a good way to end the week. 

 Why the give-a-way?? 
Because I have big news to share...

♥ ♥ ♥ We are getting a granddaughter!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Yep, that's right...
these two smiling faces will be welcoming a baby girl in December!!!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

So if you would like to enter the give-a-way just leave a comment on this post by midnight on Saturday July 26th. Easy peasy huh! I don't have a photo but this is what one random winner will receive. 

Two Lifestyle Crafts embossing folders, a DeNami Design congratulations stamp, a mix of pink Pretty Pink Posh sequins, DeNami Design pink Sparklets glitter, Doodlebug Twine (pink of course!) and a packet of wood embellies! 

Hopefully I will be able to post a card soon. 
But until then, be blessed friends ~Lisa