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


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!

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 


cQc #250 ~ You're Amazing!

Hello! Another Tuesday is upon us and that means a new color palette from the ColourQ! You have a few options this week. Black and white and ONE or ALL of the other colors. Sounds fun huh! 

You'll have to excuse my photo. I had to use my iPhone since we are awaiting the shipment of our new camera. I do use the term "our" quite loosely!! It's really my hubby's. He just lets me use it for my cards ~ hee!!

When I saw the inspiration photo this (old!) Hero Arts stamp popped into my mind! I simply stamped the image onto opposing corners of my white panel then colored in with colored pencils. I like the wide band of black from the card base. I think it sets the simple design off quite nicely. My sentiment is by PTI. I think this card is kinda groovy!

I can't wait to see what you do with the colors! 
Oh and by the way...I think all of you are amazing!!
Have a delightful day ~Lisa


With Heartfelt Thanks!

Hi there! Recently my very dear blogging friend Sue Lelli did me a big favor. I wanted to make her something special to repay her kindness. Now I just happen to know her signature and favorite color is pink, she likes to use text on her projects, and she does a variety of paper art. Not only does Sue do beautiful cards, but she makes artistic canvases, exceptional mixed media projects, expressive journals and loads more of creative works of art. 

This little project began with an acrylic shadowbox frame from Darcie. I covered the front, back and inside pieces with MME paper, used a bit of brown chalk ink along the edges and filled the frame with PPP sequins (4mm & 6mm Metallic Gold, 4mm & 6mm Sparkling Clear, 4mm & 6mm Marshmallow, 6mm Pink Blush and 6mm PinkPeonies  and pearls from my stash before sealing it up. I created a sweet cluster of MME felt rolled roses, pink grosgrain ribbon, a scissors trinket I've had forever, a trio of pearl pins and a tiny tag. I stamped "with heartfelt thanks" on the back, but forgot to photograph that!

I know she's received it and is enjoying it in her card room! I had such a good time designing this with things she loves in mind. Have a wonderful day friends! ~Lisa


Tag You're It #1 ~ Thank You!

A happy Saturday to all! I'm happy to be playing along with the new Tag You're It challenge today. Their special guest designer, Virginia Lu, made a set of delightful thank you tags as our inspiration. I love how quickly you can make a beautifully personalized gift tag for someone. A much smaller canvas than a card. Special little works of art!

I don't have a thank you die cut...yet! But I do have this gorgeous thank you stamp by DeNami Design. I love the fancy font. I cut my tag from rustic cream cardstock using a plastic template I received as a free add on to an order. Next I stamped my raspberries (PSX), one of my oldest woodblock stamps. I adore this image! 

After coloring my image I decided to add some Ranger Glossy Accents. One drop was placed in the center of each berry segment rather than flooding the entire thing. I love the dimension it gave them. They look SO pretty in real life!

Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a beautiful weekend! ~Lisa