6/12/2012

RS #15 & PP #99 ~ Just for You!

Hello out there in blogland I hope everyone has had an enjoyable day! I took some time between loads of laundry to make a card or two. The sketch by Laurie over Retro Sketches this week was too cute to let it slip by and the colours from Lesley over at the Paper Players seemed like a real challenge that I was determined to tackle!

I started with a card base made from Lucky Limeade and layered on a tag by K&Company. I told my SIL (aka:stamping buddy!) that I was bound and determined to use up some of these tags that I just HAD to have and seem to have forgotten about over the years. This one seemed perfectly Melon Mamboish to me *wink*!  Aren't the gems awesome. They're by Teresa Collins and they're the prettiest pewter gray. Next a tied on my pretty ruffly ribbon by Offray

This adorable little choir boy image from Stamp Camp holds a place near and dear to my heart. A sweet friend from church ordered cards from me every few months for her family and friends. After showing her ALL of my stamp images this was the one she chose...the one and ONLY one. All card orders were, and I quote ~ "Make me some cards with my little cutie"!!! Oh she was a pip, a rascal in her own right. She would come to the pew, nudge my husband and tell him to make room! Sadly after the loss of her husband a couple of years ago she longed to be with him and passed away a few months back. They were the sweetest little old couple. She often told my husband and I that we reminded her of them; years ago.

Thanks for stopping by to visit it means the world to me ~Lisa


14 comments:

Karen B. said...

What a wonderful lady she sounded like! Your card is so sweet.

Mynnette said...

Your friend sounds like a fabulous woman. :) This card is absolutely adorable--and I LOVE the use of the colors! Wonderful job, Lisa! :)

Emily Keaton said...

I loved hearing your story about your friend and card customer! You tell lovely stories, Lisa. :) And make lovely cards, too!! This is sweet--great colors and fun layout!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Lisa!

Lesley said...

Lovely story Lisa...you have created a sweet card. Thanks for playing at the Paper Players!

Marie said...

Lovely story, Lisa. Your card is definately a real cutie! Ffantastic use of 'the tag', I have a collection also but either forget them or can't figure out what to do with them. Thanks for the idea.

Cyndie said...

What a sweet card and sweet story--thanks for sharing! This is a real cutie--in my favorite colors, and don't I recognize that ribbon? Tee-hee.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a nice post, Lisa. Sweet little lady, that church friend of yours. :) I'm sure you will always think of her when you use this cute stamp.

Marybeth said...

What a sweet story ,about you friend from church. Your card is also very sweet, and the gems are perfect. Cute little boy stamp too!

LeAnne said...

What a sweet story.....and that happens a lot, doesn't it, when one spouse passes away, the other is soon to go. What a treasure! Your little choir boy is adorable, I can see why she liked him! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Sue Lelli said...

SWEET image, Lisa! LOVE the pom poms and the colored flowers!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL! Great take on this sketch--love the colored flowers:)

Bonnie said...

He is a little cutie! What a wonderful story! I'm sure you miss her very much.

Michelle said...

This is just darling! I love the color palette, too! It's nice that you keep her in your memory!