Friday, April 11, 2014

I just can't help myselfie....

Hi guys.
     Happy Friday everyone.  I hope you are all having a great day and are about to head into a great weekend.
     It has been a great Spring Break for all of us here at the Gobea house.  Even though we were only able to head out of town for a short time (family members getting sick while you visit does not a fun trip make for anyone.)  we have made up the difference here at home.  We have been having a lot of fun time together, and we even managed to do some work together as well.   Yep, we did some MAJOR Spring cleaning, and I've got to tell you even the M&Ms are feeling pretty good about all of the improvements and cleaning that we have been able to accomplish.  :O)  I know it sounds weird, but think about how great you feel after you clean your desk and organize all of your supplies that you have been meaning to get to.  Well, that is how we all felt after spending the whole day working on all of our bedrooms. We did them together so that it wouldn't seem like such a daunting task and it would go faster as well.  They all look so great and if it wasn't suppose to be a family week I'd spend the whole day in our bedroom just admiring how much more I love the room.  lol
     Ok, so I know you didn't come over here to hear about our cleaning or our family break either. So let me get to my card for the day.  I grabbed this digi image out of my stack of printed out stamps the other day and started to really take my time and just color her.  I have always loved this image and one of my favorite things to do is enlarge her head and just color her face and hair.  She is so pretty.  Once I finished coloring her up I just loved how she turned out, so I needed to figure out how I was going to use just her head to make a card.  Hmmmmm, can you say Polaroid die? Do I hear the word Selfie?  Yep, I went there.  lol..
     I just loved how she turned out and I just happen to know a gorgeous blond hair girl that just might like to get this card in the mail.  So I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do.  I just can't recommend coloring for just the sake of coloring enough. It really got me back into the mood to be creative.
     Well,  I think I'll give the M&Ms and Jerry the day off and see about all of us taking in a new movie or something.  Hope you all have a wonderful day and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

stamps-Image-Duck Duck Goose-SC, Say Cheese-LF & Crazy4DAISIES-TSOL
cs-Neenah smooth solor white 110lb & Kiwi Kiss-Incolors 08-09 SU
dp-lemonade-BG 2009
dies-Say Cheese-LF
enamel dots-Wicked Merchant Malvado-MME & Recollections
inks-Versafine-Onyx Black, Desert Sand -Memento & Chestnut Roan-fluid chalk-Colorbox

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Scooting by to say hi...


OK!  Onto happier things....

     I hope you are all having a great week so far.   We are still sitting in sunshine, so no matter what I am a happy girl.  :O)

     When I got up this morning I was working on my card bin and putting away my most recent cards when it occurred to me that I have been making quite a few 'thank you' cards.  I'm not sure why,  I must just be in a thankful mood lately.  Not a bad thing I am sure.  However I decided that I wanted to mix it up a bit, so I sat down and made a couple cards.
     Today's card  is a simple one that I made just for the fun of it. (Loves those once in awhile)  Because it is so sunny right now, and even though the mornings are still very  'CRISP'  I wanted to make a card that kind of shows you how I feel this week.  I really love the cloud paper that I used for my background.  If fact I was quite shocked that I had something so cute in my stash.  OMGoodness,  I so need to go on a paper run soon! I want to get some of the new ADORABLE 6X6 paper pads  that are out there. I will just wait until they get a little older and then Crafter's warehouse will have a huge sale on them and I will stock up.  Good thing paper doesn't have an expiration date on it.  lol....  Anyway, back to reality... I went with a fun card with bright colors as we really are having a wonderful week being together and having fun/full family days.  That is my idea of perfect!  I LOVE these two M&Ms of ours!
     I have to admit that it is taking everything I have not to share my second card that I made as I just love how it turned out.  But I am going to be super good and wait until tomorrow. lol... Have a great day and I will talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs Lisa G

Had to use my New Wink of Stella that my Steph sent to me in a RAK!  Loving this stuff!

stamps-Spiffy Scooters-PS & Card Crafting Hello-TPC Studio
cs-Neenah solor white classic crest & Aqua Mist-PTI
dp-Everyday eclectic-ep
enamel dots-Find your wings and fly 'up and away'=MME
premium hemp-AC
Wink of Stella-Zig
Glossy Accents-Ranger
smoke & road(shadowing)-W3-W2-W1-W0-W00

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Hi there,

 I thought I would drop in a quick post before we start our second day of Spring Break.  :O)
     I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.  We have been hitting the low 70's over here with tons of sunshine and hardly any wind.  Why yesterday didn't even have that much wind at all and for this part of Washington that is an amazing thing all in and of  it's self.  lol....
     Ok, let's get to my card for today.   I wanted to make something just a little different.  I was over on the Simon Says Stamp blog when I came across their post from yesterday that was to make a card, a scrapbook page or just about anything that shows a journey to you. Well, for me this card is somewhat of a journey.  You see, when I first started my blog and making my cards in general I was just using my Copics for the fun of it and stamping a little bit of picture kind of stamps.  Lately I have decided that I wanted to branch out a little bit and try different techniques while I was at it.  So, I figured this would be the perfect time to try something different and also enter to win a $50 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamps as well.  Wish me luck as I would soooo love to buy some Bazzill cardstock and that would truly go a long way to getting it.  :O)
     So, on this card not only did I just use chipboard letters as my focal point, but I also used a background stamp (that I was actually going to just give-away as I had never used it) to make my cardstock have a sort of texture to it much like the chipboard letter do. I have to tell you that even though it is a simple card I love it.  I love how it turned out just as I had imagined it would.  I really wanted to use the abbreviation  for 'thanks' like we all do when we text someone.

     As you can see I used the  'Thx'  letters to stand for my Thanks on my card.  Of course my 15 year old Daughter says that I am wrong, but I really don't care in this case as I think it works.  lol.... Sorry don't have an abbreviation dictionary.  lol... I may not be a teenager and know everything, but I still think this card turned out great.  You can also see that I am still using those enamel dots, but I really love them and I love how they can help add to your multiple colors on your card without really over shadowing everything else.
     Ok guys, I have been up since 2 am as I just couldn't sleep, so I am going to go try for at least a couple hours of rest before we leave for the day. Hope you all have a great day and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G
This little sentiment stamp came as part of my 'DieHard' club from The Stamps of Life just yesterday in the mail and '
I have to say I love it. I think it works out down in the corner so that I can write a note on the inside and not have to worry about where to put it all. 

cs-Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist & Melon Berry-PTI & Neenah-Classic Crest Solor White 80lb
dp-Lost & Found two-'Sunshine'-MME-Thanks Steph
stamps-leaves background-Stampers Best & PB&J2Enjoy, & club extra 4/14-The Stamps of Life
Chipboard letters-Chipboard ToGo-K&Company-Thanks Steph!
enamel dots-my girl-MME & Recollections
hemp cord-American Crafts
inks-VersaMark &Versafine-Onyx Black

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Hi guys.

     Well today is my official first day of Spring Break.  Ok, the kids started theirs on Friday at 11:35, but as I have been working a lot of overtime this past week I pretty much just lounged around my whole day yesterday.  Hence this is going to be my first day of Spring Break.  Yep, that's how I see it and that is what I'm going with.  
     We don't have a huge plan for the week, but instead a bunch of little trips to see family and just have an all around fun week. (I hope!  You know how plans can go astray, and OMG we always have them go astray.  lol.)  
     So, as my official first day I am heading out on a walk with my hubby and then we are all going to have a great day at home and make the kids a wonderful dinner of bar-b-qued steak with some Benny fries and corn on the cob.  Yumm, I just finished my breakfast and now I am wanting dinner.  :O)  What can I say, we are a meat and potato kind of family. lol....
     Ok, lets get onto today's card.  This card is another one of my mash ups of my Creeper Crew stamps from The Greeting Farm.  I just couldn't help pulling out little Monday and Thursday to come up with a wonderful little stamp that makes my card and me feel happy.  I tend to go with my Creeper Crew stamps  anytime I am wanting for new stamps as you can always get something different just by changing out a head with a great outfit/body.  Let's face it I probably have more than enough stamps, but I keep watching YouTube and checking out blogs that always makes me think I need more stamps and goodies.  Grrr... My name is Lisa and I am a card making supply aholic....
      I am in the Spring/Summer mood what with it being so sunny here at the moment and next week is suppose to get up into the 70's, so I am a happy girl.  I only bring it up as I made this card with a very bright color pallet and it just makes me smile with all those colors.  
     You will also notice I went a little enamel dot crazy on this one, but I just love them and I love the way that you can add so much color to a card with these wonderful little dots. :O)  
     Ok, if you are stilling hanging in there, Thanks So Much!  I really am so thankful to all of you sticking around while I have been MIA for so long due to life. You all mean the world to me. 
     Have a wonderful day and if you are just starting your Spring Break I hope you have an awesome one.  Talk at you later. 
Hugs Lisa G

Crabs, I didn't take a picture of the inside!  Sorry.... You know I love to show you the insides.  

stamps-Creeper Crew-Monday & Thursday-TGF & Tickets2stamp-TSOL
cs-Neenah 110lb  smooth solor white & Neenah classic crest solor white 80lb, Soft stone-PTI
dp-boys only-doodlebug design, inc 2012
enamel dots-Lost & Found3 "Olive"  & Find Your Wings & Fly "Up & Away"-MME
Copic Markers:
shoes & belt-E55-YG05-YG01
Spellbinders -standard circle-small

Sunday, March 30, 2014



     Well here we are, it is already Sunday night.  What happens on the weekends that make those two wonderful days of the week go by so fast?  I have no idea, but as a working Mom I sure wish I could fix that problem. lol..

 Hi guys.
      I know you didn't stop by to hear me complain about the short weekend I had, so I am going to get right to my card.  I still need to do my nails and that can take me an hour, so here we go.
     Today's card is actually one that came from my wanting to practice some new hair color combos as well as skin tones.  I was smart enough on this one however to already have my papers picked out so that it wouldn't take me forever to match up the colors of the clothes with papers that I have.  I have also been on a kick once again of switching heads and bodies from my Greeting Farm stamps.  I just love to do this and I think it must come from when I was little and just loved to play with my paper dolls and change their clothes all the time.  Or it could come from all those hair cuts that never grew back on my Barbies.  lmbo... I don't know.  I just love to do this.
     I of course picked out a couple of my favorite Creeper Crew stamps.  I really wanted a lot of hair to work with for this color combo, so I used  Creeper Crew Madden and Creeper Crew Noah for his beach bum,  kicked back look.  I have to tell you that I love how Madden's hair came out and I am so going to use this combo again.,
     Once I had my Madden/Noah stamp put together I still couldn't figure out what kind of card I wanted to use her on, so I headed over to The  Greeting Farm to see what the FFF Challenge was for today.  Well, I was in luck as this week they are looking for stitching or stitches on your card or project.  Well, my paper pad just happened to have faux stitches in both the titles as well as on the DP.  Yay for ME!
     So, as you can see I used the title that was pre-printed on the paper pad and some great beach paper to go along with my Madden.  I like to think she has been walking around watching all the surfers and just enjoying a great day at the beach.
     Yes, I am still on an enamel dot kick that I don't seem to want to change for quit awhile, so I pulled out some orange ones to go with the title. I am sad to say that in my pictures they look so different, but in real like I assure that the oranges do match quit well.
      Ok guys, have a wonderful Monday and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

Supplies:  It would appear that I didn't take
pictures of my Copics, and I didn't write down
my list.  I will try and add it all tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Hi guys.

     Can you believe it, I am back for a second time in less than a month?  lol.... Like I said I had a great time being creative this weekend, and with any luck I intend to get just as creative come Friday.  :O)  Wish me luck....
    While I was being creative this weekend I decided to make a quick but fun CAS card from my Die Hard club that I belong to.  This month we received this really cute flower set with some awesome sentiments to go with them.  I really wanted to make both the sentiment and the flower stand out, so I stamped and die cut the two different sizes of the flower onto my dp and used just that with a border die to make very simple, yet happy and Spring time-ish.  :O)  
     Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far/  We have been so fortunate to have lots of sunshine so far with the highs at about 58 degrees.  Oh how I just love this time of year. It's been so nice, that we bought new tennis shoes for the four of us and we are starting our walks in the evenings until this weekend gets here so we can get up and enjoy a little longer walk. 
     Ok, got to go paint my nails and head to bed.  Have a great day, and I will talk at you later.
Hugs, Lisa G

Just using the dies/stamps ink with my favorite accents (ENAMEL DOTS!)

I cut one of the die cut shapes in half just to add a little of the same from the outside of the card.  

dies-Crazy4Daisies-TSOL & On the Edge-PageMaps
cs-Neenah-Solor White-Classic Crest
dp-Everyday Eclectic-ep
ink-Versafine-Onyx Block
enamel dots-The Sweetest Thing "Smile" Blue Bell -MME

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's Your Day...


 Hi guys,
      I am so happy to have had a few minutes this weekend to actually make a card or two.  They aren't anything over the top special, but WOW, did I have a fun time making them.  I am so wanting to pick up some new Greeting Farm stamps, but for now with all our medical billing flying through the door it will have to wait.  :O)  Not like I don't have some cute stamps to color, but you know how that goes, always want more.  Can't have too many to play with. lol.... Anyway....
     So because of the stamp issues,  I went through my stamps and some of my dies and picked out a couple that I wanted to play with.  While I was doing that I picked through my paper pads and  decided to pull out a few that remind me of Spring.  It has been so nice the last few days that I am totally in the mood to make a few Spring cards before I get to making a couple of  Birthday, Easter and Mother's Day cards.
     I picked out the 'Lucky Bunnie' stamps from TGF as they can be either for Spring or for Easter.  This card,  as you can see is for Spring and all the beauty that goes with it.  I just think this little guy is so sweet holding that flower.  I just had to color him up and put him with some papers that had a bit of a rainbow look to them,  I think it makes for a great Spring card.
     Ok guys as it's been way too long and I do have work in the morning I am going to leave it at that.  Before I head off to bed I want to say "Welcome" to my new followers.  I am so happy to have you here and with any luck and a bit of work I am hoping to get back to a daily post.  I hope you enjoy my cards.  I am hoping to get back into more Copic colored cards as that is what I love to make.
     Talk at you all later.
Hugs Lisa G

stamps-Lucky Bunnie-TGF
cs-Neenah Smooth Solor White 110lb
dp-Dear lizzy-Neapolitan-AC
dot pastels-Sticko-EK Success
Inks-Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink & New Sprout-Memento
Onyx Black-Versafine
Copic Markers:
grass & shadows-YG21-YG23-YG25-Y0000