Tuesday, August 9, 2011


 Good morning all. 
     I am hoping that today goes better than yesterday.  I ended up getting to work a little late, ( Only 15 minutes, but I HATE to be late ever!) only to end up coming home as I was not feeling well at all.  I ended up spending my day in bed.  I watched the movie 'Letters to Juliet.'   Loved it, but felt like my whole day was a waste.  I hate, hate not feeling up to par and waisting time.  So, so far this morning things are going better and we are getting ready to hit the road for our walk.  It has been cooler in the mornings, but it is still so beautiful and feels so good to see the sun come up and smell the fresh air before it hits 90 degrees outside. 
     Ok well, I am being summoned to get a move on so I will get right to it.  My card today was one that I made with an older Kraftin Kimmie stamp, but I don't have many of them and I was tickled pick to get her at such a great price from Susana's.   Susana has a lot of things on sale again and even more new 6x6 paper pads in stock, so run don't walk over. SCACD  I have already snagged some gorgeous Halloween and Christmas pads.  Can not wait for them to get here.  I know that it won't be long as Susana ships sooooo fast!  Anyway, when I first laid eyes on  this stamp I of course thought of my Hubby and of our cat Lucy.  I have been practicing, but  I really can not make a black cat look cute with my Copics yet.  So I decided that this little one would be paper pieced together with brown paper from my 7gypsies paper pad and some earth tone Copics.  I have to say that even though she doesn't look like my Lucy I still love how she turned out.   I have also been seeing a lot of different style of cards lately, so I wanted to change it up a little and made a gate fold card.  I was going for the papers on the front to look like an old dinning room with the striped wallpaper on the bottom only to be separated by white wood (my lace) and then have a nice flower wallpaper for the top  part.   lol...Who thinks like this?  :O}   Anyway, I am very happy with how she turned out.  I paper pieced her outfit as well,  as I really wanted it to look summer lounging but beautiful at the same time.  Laughing to myself..... Sorry! 
     Alright, I think you get the idea that I am a nerd.  Have a wonderful day all.  I will talk at you later. 
Hugs,  Lisa G

stamps-Jayne-Kraftin Kimmie Stamp
cs-Neenah, Sage Shadow-Stampin Up & black-the Paper Studio
dp-Lost & Found-Market Street-MME
Spellbinders-Fleur De Lis-Rectangles
Copic Markers:
cat-E44-E47 & Camden-7gypsies


Damaris said...

Hey, I recognize that paper!! I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

x0, D

Amy said...

This is beautiful Lisa, love how you've used the paper and lace to look like a dining room wall! You're not a nerd, I always listen to what my cards and stamps say all the time...ok, maybe we are both nerds! :)
Sorry you weren't feeling well yesterday, it's even more bothersome to be ill now when we are just having our summer weather! Hope the rest of the week goes great for you!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card that fold, never done one...great image, so cute and lovely colouring.
How stink feeling ill in the summer, hope you feel better today.
My cards talk to me all the time..."dont go there Chrissy.put it on,take it off" No wonder I get confused...have a great walk, take care.


Danni said...

This is so pretty!! I love everything about all just flows together!!
and I *might* be in amongst those of you who listen to what our papers/stamps/cards say to us..hehe!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wicked SWEET!~

Amanda R said...

Love the paper piecing and the little roses that echo the roses in the paper. And I agree, Susanna's is the best!

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful, i adore the colours and the fabulous paper piecing. The paper is so pretty
love tasha xx

Denice said...

Everything about this card so so pretty! LOVE it!

Leanne said...

I'm a nerd too!!! hehehe.. I'm definitely in great company.
Love ur card, it's so pretty!
TFS! ;)

Sharon said...

I think she's one sexy lady, and I LOVE how you colored the cat!