Monday, August 1, 2011


       Good morning everyone.
I hope that you all had a great weekend.  We had the best weather here this weekend.  Both Saturday and Sunday ended up getting into the 90's.  We all went on our walks early so that it was still cool and refreshing.  Yesterday by the time we got home and cooled down Madison and I decided that a swim was just what the doctor ordered.  It was so fun just the two of us playing around and swimming then of course a little of the sunbathing on the rafts.  My favorite part.  I could have fallen asleep if Maddie hadn't been in the pool with me.  lol...
     I wanted to thank everyone for leaving my M&Ms Birthday wishes yesterday.  They both had me show them the comments.  It really means a lot to them as well as Jerry and I.  You are all so sweet. 
I had promised to share the cards that I made for the kids this week after they received them.  So, I thought that as Mitchell is my oldest (14 years old) I would start with his card.  I decided to use Ian from  Sweet & Toxic as even though Mitchell has never had that long of hair he does love this stamp.  I also left the tie with the cross on it as Mitchell is very much into God and church.  He is my sweetie to the core.  Anyway, as Mitchell is into anything that has to do with Super Heroes and that kind of thing I decided to use Amy Young's great idea to make the hair Super Hero Blue.  I wasn't able to make it look as cool as Amy's, but  Mitchell absolutely loved his card.  :O)    I also figured that I could keep on practicing it as she has a great video on it, so be sure to check it out.  I was going to show you how the inside turned out, but it has a private message to him so I couldn't do that this time.  I suppose I need to remember to take the pictures before I give out the cards. lol.... 
     Ok guys we still have to get our walk in before I hit the shower and head to work.  I hope that you all have a great day and I will talk at you tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by. 
Hugs, Lisa G

stamp-CC Sweet & Toxic
cs-Neenah & chocolate-AC Cardstock
dp-Lost & Found-Portabello Road-MME
fluid chalk-Chestnut Roan-ColorBox
Color rubs-Toby Type-Scrapworks
Copic Markers:


CraftyDee said...

That is a great card! Love your choice of colours!

♥Rach♥ said...

Wonderful boys card, love those colors and papers this came out SO well!

Damaris said...

YAY!!! You used the paper!!! And it doesn't look too baby boyish. I love the card and I'm happy to be inspired by you.

x0, Damaris

Cindy Haffner said...

Wicked SWEET, I ADORE your paper!!~

Amy said...

This is such an awesome boy card Lisa! Love the papers and super hero Mitchell, I think his hair turned out fabulous! the 14 looks great, your design is amazing!
Hope you had a quick day at work and could get a swim in! We have another hot day today here...almost makes me think of jumping in the lake! :)

Danni said...

I didn't make it by yesterday to wish the M&M's happy birthday but hope they had a great one! sounds like you guys had a great weekend!!
Fabulous card! I struggle so much with boy images/ make it look easy!!
Have a great day/night!!

Angela said...

Oh Mitchell's card is so cool. I love the colors and those papers looks great with your coloring. Happy Birthday Mitchell.

Denice said...

I love your son's bday did a great job on it and I bet he loved it...because you made it!

HB (a day or two late) to your are now the mom to two official teenagers .... eeeeeeek! LOL!

Leanne said...

Aw sorry I didn't get by to wish your M&M's a Happy Birthday! I hope they enjoyed it to the fullest!
Wow what a fantastic card for Mitchell!! I bet he was super excited to get it. I think you did a fabulous job on his hair. I have yet to try that, but you are getting me itchy to try it. Thanks for sharing your card Lisa and for being a wonderful inspiration.
Lilo ;)

Kim Y. said...

Fab card! I love the colors!

Tasha said...

Your colour work lisa is fabulous, i love this card, the layout and fab papers rock. Super card
love tasha xx