5/01/2013

DD #50 & RS #61 ~ Just Because!

Happy May Day! I sure don't know where April disappeared to, but I'm not complaining since it wasn't the warmest we've had around here. We are enjoying some beautiful warm and sunny weather this week though. My sweet boy Max and I are taking full advantage of it too, long walks and drinking in the nature! I took a moment after getting the groceries put away yesterday to make a card. I'm joining in at Dynamic Duos and Retro Sketches this week.


I'm over the moon to finally have my embossed polka dots!! My SIL (aka: stamping buddy) and I went to the local stamp convention this past weekend. I picked up the neccesary items to make this possible. We had an awesome time, as always, and came home with several new goodies! I had the pleasure of meeting Nami from DeNami Design stamps...you know one of my boss ladies ~ hee!! She's such a sweetheart and we had a really nice visit.

My card is pretty straight forward, followed the sketch taking slight artistic license with the sentiment area. I forgot to stamp a sentiment before I embossed...rookie mistake...so I added a cute cluster of PTI tiny tags instead. The pretty little bird & branch stamp are SU along with the matching punch. 

There you have it friends. I hope you have a splendid day! ~Lisa


24 comments:

Karen B. said...

Love how you worked with the colors.

Marie said...

Delightful card, Lisa. Love the tiny tags in place of the stamped sentiment. Great way to use those two colors.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa beautiful use of these colours, such a pretty card.

Marybeth said...

Happy May day to you too Lisa! The month of Mary! Love this sweet card with your new embossed polka dots. Happy colors this week.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh lucky you!!! I would love to go to a fun convention like that! It might really put a dent in my wallet though. Eek!

This is just adorable! I love the colors and it's just so darn happy!

Bring on the warm weather! :-)

Jinny Newlin said...

Cute, Lisa! LOVE this palette and all your die-work, and sometimes you can stamp the sentiment on those embossed panels pretty easily still. Give it a try sometime. Hugs!

Kim S said...

So many wonderful touches - from the little looped ribbon - to the tags and leaves!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so sweet Lisa and pretty in pink! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mynnette said...

This is so beautiful, Lisa! LOVE the fabulous soft colors with all the white space! Sorry to be MIA lately, having internet issues and other stuff, but I DO love all your sweet comment! HUGS! :)

Sue Lelli said...

So Pretty Lisa! LOVE the birdie and your embossed polka dots! Glad you met Nami. she is a real sweet person!

Geri said...

Sweet card, Lisa! Pretty colors...love the embossing...and great idea with the little tags! How cool that you got to meet 'the boss'! That must have been fun for both of you!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So sweet! Love your embossed polka dots! And i see u pulled out the SU bird! It is still one ofy favorite punches!

laughadaisy said...

This is so sweet. You've used these colors to perfection, with such pretty embellishments. LOVING the polka dots in the background! And for the last time from me.... Thank you so much for joining us again at Dynamic Duos. ;-)

Jenny Engelke said...

Love your cool birdie and the cluster of accessories in the corner! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos this week! ♥

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

This is adorable Lisa! Love your embossed polka dots!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great take on both the challenges, Lisa, and a really sweet card! Nice sentiment recovery, too; I love your tag cluster!!

(I opened your web page and then had to walk away from the computer. Came back, sat down and my eyes fell on the words, "long walks and drinking" and my ears perked up. LOL! That's what people get when they just skim posts, huh?!)

Bobbie said...

This is so cool Lisa! I love the cluster and I agree those dots are delish! Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

Greta said...

Such a sweet card, Lisa! I love the big polka dots--may have to add it to my stash. I'm jealous you got to go to a Stamp Convention--it's been quite a few years for me--no one to go with me anymore.

Barb Murphy said...

beautiful! i love the looped ribbon treatment and the cluster of elements in the bottom corner...fab design!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OK, Lisa--- you are amazing! I just want you to know that! I LOOOOOOOOOVE this card! LOVE the colors, love how you used that sketch, LOOOOOOOOVE it all!!! FAB x1000000! This is a winner for sure:)

That's awesome that you have a crafting buddy that is family!!! And I'm so glad you were able to find your embossed polka dots folder!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Lisa, I just love every single thing about this one! Wow! I seriously had to go back and look at your card 4 times to make sure I didn't miss anything. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Love your coral and pink treatment, so dynamic, Lisa! And what a great collage-style you have going on here. How fun to hang out at the stamp convention too!

Pauline said...

So pretty in pink Lisa, I have this stamp and punch too, and I must use it soon! Gorgeous card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yay for embossed polka dots, you polka dotter, you! ;) tee hee

Love how you used the SU bird punch here. So pretty.