Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Sorry for all the pictures, but you know how had it is to take pictures of an easel card. lol 

Good morning everyone.  
It is finally Wednesday and I have to admit that this week has been a pretty good one so far.  We have been busy as work, but that is ok as it just makes it go faster and that makes me get home quicker.  lol...  I was off yesterday by 5pm and when I got home the kids and Jerry were all out at the pool.  :O)  It was the perfect first day of summer and I was more than happy to get into my swimsuit and hit the pool with them.  We ended up playing around until well after 7pm when we all decided that we were tired and starving. lol...  I am so happy to see that the M&Ms are just like my side of our family and LOVE to swim.  I used to spend most of my summers out by our pool either swimming or laying out and suntanning while reading a good book.  My sister is a red head and she has always burned very bad.   One time we decided that if we got her towel wet and put it over her she would be able to layout with me.  OMGoodness she burned so bad she had blisters all over.  She never ever stayed outside with me again.  Hense the need for a good book.  lol.... Sorry Chris.  Mind you this is the same Sister that talked me into helping her to see if our Cocker Spaniel could land on her feet like a cat when thrown up in the air.  Let me tell you the next time my Mom had me get the dog to take to our new home she bit my face and I had to have stitches.  I guess that make my Sister and I even huh...   Live and learn.

Ok,  now that you know how dumb we were when we were kids I will get on with my card for today. 
This just started out when I noticed how wonderful the black swirl design was on some of my leftover Hollywood Vogue paper.  I just love the design, so I wanted to play around with it.  Then next thing I know I had put Sasha's picture on a metal circle with some Glossy accents.  Then I wanted to try out some of my new rolled roses die from MTF.  I fussy cut the leaves and just played from there.  I love the saying on the top and needed something for the bottom so I uses some of my black lace that I had and added the pearl brads that I got for a good price.   I love how it turned out and I am keeping it on my shelf on my desk to remind me each and everyday how lucky we are to have each other. 
I hope you all have a wonderful day and I will talk at you tomorrow. 
Hugs,  Lisa G

stamp-Sasha-Creepin Crew Collection 1-TGF
cs-Neenah & AC Card Stock-black
dp-Hollywood Vogue-Stardom-Webster's Pages
roses-mini rolled roses dienamics-MFT
pearl brads-WeRMemoryKeepers
black lace-stash
fluid chalk-olive pastel-Colorbox
Colored with Copics


Chrissy said...

Oh! poor dog. What a fun card Hun! so gorgeous, the papers are fabulous, and beautiful image and sentiment.Lovely.

Tasha said...

Wow Lisa what a stunning creation! Love the framed imaged and glossy accents.
Sounds like the perfect start to summer!
love tasha xx

Amanda R said...

This is just absolutely gorgeous! Love how you used the paper and put the little face in the corner with all the leaves, beautiful. Wish I had a pool too, sounds like a lot of fun!

Denice said...

Lisa this is stunning! I love everything about your card!

Your sister story is silly cute, and having 2 sisters...I can relate! :D

Mercy's Pages said...

Beautiful card!! I love how you used the stamp in a different way!! :) Mercy

Amy said...

Another Gorgeous card Lisa! I love how you used Sasha and the sentiment is so true...awesome card!
Your post has given me a good laugh this morning, I love hearing 'what we did as kids' stories...those are some of the best times during family get togethers! :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

LISA....picking my jaw up off the floor....this is STUNNING!! Love everything about it girl.

Your stories about you and your sister reminds me of the fun and trouble my sister and I got into too!! :)

I'm so sorry girl for not stopping by in FOREVER...summer chaos has begun and I've not had any time for blogging. :(

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

oh WOW! This is a GORGEOUS easel card, Love the vintage color scheme and those pretty pearl brads too!

Jo said...

love it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!~~