Thursday, December 22, 2011


Hi guys!
     Yay, it is finally Friday!  I am so excited to get through today so that all I have to do is work my half day tomorrow and then I am off for a Fantastic Family Christmas Vacation!  Yes, I am going to be on vacation starting Saturday at 1pm all the way through Tuesday January 2nd.  I am so looking forward to spending time with Jerry and the M&Ms.  It's not that I have never taken a vacation, it's just that since the kids started school nine years ago this will be the first time that I have taken any part of their two weeks Christmas Vacation off just to be with them.  :O)   I don't even care if Santa leaves me a lump of coal just as long as I get to spend the time with my family and enjoy the holiday without having to worry about going back to work so soon.  :O) 
     Ok, now that I have bored you all let me get to the real reason you are here this morning.  Today is Friday over at The Greeting Farm -  FFF Challenge blog and as you all know that means Friday Spyday.  Margie was checking out all the talented ladies and she came across this beautiful card that Beate made using non other than little Stella.  Isn't she just adorable?  I love love her color pallette, but I knew I had some of the Doodlebug papers left that Amy sent me, so I had a little fun with it. 

Beate's Beautiful Stella...

       As I had just purchased Amelia last month I just could not resist pulling her out and showing her some ink. This is the Amelia from the Fuzzy Wuzzy O&A set.   I gave her some extra rosy cheeks as she looks like she was busy out playing in the snow just before she was made to come in for the big Christmas party that her parents are having. 
     If you haven't already been over to the Farm Fresh Challenge blog be sure to head on over and give it a go.  You have a whole week to come up with a card, or a project so hopefully your feel like getting crafty after all those card making/scrapbooking goodies that I just know Santa is going to leave in all of your  stockings. 
     Well guys, I still have to work today so I had better get a move on.  I am not too sure as to how much blog time I am going to have this weekend, so I thought that I would wish you all a very Merry Christmas.   I hope you all have a great day spending it with family and friends.
Hugs, Lisa G

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monday Funday & The Greeting Farm's All Customer Blog Hop....

Good morning everyone. 
     Can you believe that it is already the Monday before Christmas?  Yes, just six short days until the BIG DAY....  Are you ready to go?   Thankfully all I have left to do is work the next six days.   I am just hoping that it is a good and quick week.  I am really looking forward to a wonderful Christmas with the family and for the week afterwards that I am going to have off.  :O)
     Not only does today start off the week before Christmas it also time for the 4rd annual All Customer Blog Hop over at The Greeting Farm and the Farm Fresh Challenge blog.  There are three prizes and one lucky hopper that will win the entire January release. OMWord!  So much fun.  The hop starts at 10am CST and you can get all the details here.  There are goodies galore and I just know you are going to love what you see.  So be sure to hop on over and check it out.   Jessic has been a sweetheart as always and has the list of all the blogs listed here, so that you can't get lost along the way.  Have fun!
     Today is also a Monday Funday over on The Farm Fresh Challenge blog and Margie has come up with a fantastic formula for us.  She wants us to use Kraft CS, Twine and Buttons.   Well, I don't know about you guys, but I have all that in my stash and it sure didn't take much for me to come up with my card.  Because it is such a busy week for me, I am going to use this card as both my Monday Funday card and for the All Customers Blog Hop with The Greeting Farm. 
     I pulled out my new Oliver from the Fuzzy Wuzzy Set and gave Oliver a nice warm furry cap to wear while he is out getting ready for the Holidays that are just around the corner.  I then added a touch of my lighter twine as I wanted it to represent snow.  Over all I am really really happy with how this one came together.  Now all I have to do is decide who I am going to send him to.  lol....
     Well guys, I am off to work early this morning and it is going to be one heck of a week for me so I had better get a move on.  I hope you all have a wonderful start to this Beautiful Week.  I will talk at you tomorrow. 
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-O&A-Fuzzy Wuzzy-TGF & Peppermint Twist-WeR Memory Keepers
computer font-French Script MT @ 20
cs-Neenah & scarlet jewel-PTI & Kraft-the paper Studio
dp-Saint Nick-fancypants designs
hemp cord-crafters square
boarder punch-MS
Momento Ink-Tuxedo Black-Bamboo Leaves-Rhubarb Stalk & Desert Sand
glaze pen-Sakura
liquid applique-Marvy Uchida
Copic Markers:
hat,scarf & shoes-R59-R39-W3-W0
jacket & pants-E25-YG95-YG91

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!

 Hi guys.
     Just a quick post to start your Thursday morning off.  I am going to make it short as I need to go back to bed and I still have to work a half day tomorrow.  heehee...
     I wanted to share yet another card that I made from some of the awesome papers that AmyY sent to me last month.. Thanks again Amy.  I sure am having a great time playing with this doodlebug designs paper.  It is just so cute and cheerful that if you did have the Christmas spirit you would not be able to resist it once you took a look at this paper.  It just makes you happy.   I recently purchased WS-Vivi from The Greeting Farm, and when I got a glimpse of all these cute little elves on this paper I just knew that Vivi needed to be front and center with all her little Elf friends.  You see they are super busy getting Santa's slay ready to go for the BIG NIGHT!  I am hoping that I was able to stay on the Good list this year.  :O)
     Well guys I am going to run. Have a great day.   I am hoping to get home early and get some gifts wrapped before I need to pick up the M&Ms from school.  I will talk at you  later. 
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-WS-Vivi-TGF & Handy Holiday Greetings-AmyR-ATS
dp-Winter Wonderland & Santa's Workshop-doodlebug design, Inc
pearls & gems-12 days of Christmas-MME
Momento inks- Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, Angel Pink & Bamboo Leaves
liquid applique-cold white-Marvy Uchida
Glossy Accents-Ranger
white glitter-superfine-Crafters square
Copic Markers:
Elve attire-R37-R35-YG17-BG07-RV55-Y28 & 11 gold-atyouSpica

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Retro-Fresh Wednesday - Tag Your It...

Good morning all.
     Well it is finally Wednesday and not only does that mean that we are halfway through this week it also means that it is time for this month's Retro-Fresh Wednesday!  Jess has given us the challenge of pulling out those most cherished but somewhat neglected (6 months or older) stamps and make anything that has a tag on it, in it or is a tag.  lol.... Just have fun with this one.  The very first thing that came to my mind was that I love, love my 'Merry Tags' that I had purchased last year, and had yet to put to good use.  I also thought that as I will need to put some tags on all the Christmas gifts that I still have to wrap I might as well put this challenge to good use.  lol...  Yes, I went there.  I stamped out several copies of this set and went to coloring them up with my Copics.   I then grabbed  some smooch and glossy accents along with some stickles to make them look like Christmas cookies. 
     While I was busy coloring and just really having a great time making my homemade gift tags,(thank you Greeting Farm Stamps!) I started to remember that my Aunt would have all three of us kids come over to her house for a whole day to make frosted sugar cookies with her.  Now you have to know that my Brother is 7 & 1/2 years younger than me, and 10 years young than my Sister.  Needless to say some of our cookies were not exactly pieces of art.  lol... I can even remember a couple of those delicious cookies having the ugliest purple frosting.  I can assure you however that those cookies never went to waste.  God bless my Dad, Mom and Grandma  for not being too picky about how their Christmas cookies looked. lol...
     I did drift off topic, but it is Christmas and I tend to really love thinking about all my family.  My Aunt and Grandma are no longer with us, but I love remembering all the things they did with us kids.  So give your family a hug today and have fun with our Challenge.  As always, so can get all the details and see the wonderful creations that the rest of the DT has come up with right here.  Well, what are you waiting for?  I know your busy, but grab one of those stamps that you know you love soooo much and make a tag with us.
      So, before I let you go have some fun with those stamps... If you are a Gleek, did you watch the Christmas show last night?  OMWORD!!!!  Sorry I just could not say a little something.  It was very good and that is all I have to say about that.  lol..... Have a great day. I will talk at you tomorrow. 
Hugs, Lisa G

Sunday, December 11, 2011

You Rock! Monday Funday with Margie

Good morning everyone.
     Well it is once again Monday and that means that we only have 13 days until Christmas.  Are you all ready for the big day?  We have all the decorations up and as you can see from yesterdays pictures we have the stockings hung (except for Lucy's and Boo's) and we are waiting until a couple of days before Christmas to wrap the presents and put them under the tree.   As it is Mitchell is already worrying about the good list or the naughty list.  He is a good boy and I wish my little man (taller than me and 14) wouldn't worry, but he does no matter what.   lol...
     So, because it is Monday once again it also means that are having a  Monday Funday over on The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Challenge Blog.   This week Margie came up with 'No girls allowed'.  Yes, you read correctly.  It is boy theme time.  Make something for the little or big guys in your life this week.   lol.... 
     I was busy last week making some Baptism announcements for my Cousins and needed to go down to the local bookstore that carries a little bit of scrapbook products.  Of course today's challenge gave me a good excuse to buy this adorable paper pad by WeR Memory Keepers.  As you can see it has a lot of paper that look like fabric.  Jeans/corduroy and vintage video games.  lol... I just had to buy the pad and a couple of the little tags that go with the collection.   I mean I wouldn't want to make a boy card without some awesome new DP to put on it.  heehee... I had so much fun paper piecing Tyler's clothes for his big card.  I think I am addicted to paper piecing at the moment. It is a lot of fun and you still get to use your Copics to add highlights to the papers.  So, I would have to say it is a win win kind of thing.  hehee...  I am also addicted to using different Moment Ink pads on my cards at the moment.  I just love how using a dauber and some ink will give your card such depth. 
     As you can see I used CC Tyler for my card and put him with a very cute tag that looks like the old cassette tapes that we used to use all the time when I was a kid.  It came with the words 'You Rock!' on it and I used my Sakura Glaze pen to make the words pop.  I then ran over to my friend Amy's YouTube channel to get a great combo on hair colors.  You can check out all of Amy's video here.   I tried the Golden Blond on Tyler and even though it didn't come out as light as Amy's I am still very happy with how it did come out. 
     So if you haven't checked out The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Challenge blog yet be sure to head over and see what the rest of the DT has come up with.  I just know you are going to be so inspired by all of them.  You will also have a chance to win a stamp from The Greeting Farm.  I don't know about you, but I don't think you would need a better reason to play along.
     Ok guys, I had better get a move on.  I owe, I owe, so off to work I go!!!  Have a great Monday everyone and I will talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-CC Tyler & I Heart Sweaters-TGF
cs-Neenah & kraft-The paper studio
dp-Vintage-T-WeR Memory Keepers
Spellbinders-standard circle-small
You Rock! tag-WeR Memory Keepers
buttons- stash
rub-on transfers-Forever in Time-Scrapbook Collection
Momento Inks-Tuxedo Black,London Fog,Desert Sand, Rhubarb Stalk & Summer Sky
Copic Markers:
liquid gold-DecoColor

Our Week in Review...

*Warning: long post with multiple pictures. lol..*
Good morning all.
     I hope that your weekend has been a good one.  We started ours off with a visit from my cousin and his wife.  They are the M&M's Godparents and we always love it when they come over. It is a great start to any weekend. 
     Yesterday was sure a cold one I have to say.  OMWord,  Jerry and I got up early and ran to the store for some groceries.  We always try to go early and beat the crowds, but this time of year early just really isn't early enough. lol... Anyway, once we got home and had the food put away we could hear the geese on the lake making a ruckus.  We had to run out and check on it as all of us enjoy seeing and hearing them.  It was so cold and foggy that as I expected we wouldn't really be able to see them in the sky.  We did however notice that they were landing in the field over at the school that is just at the corner of our street.  Well you just know that Jerry and I had to take a walk (with Sunday in tow) down to try and get a few photos of them.  As I've said a million times I have always loved living here due mostly to the sound and sight of these magnificent birds.  Anyway, Jerry shot some video of them and I took a few pictures.  In the original pictures the geese are muted because of the fog and cold, but I was able to edit them on my computer to get a few somewhat clearer photos to share with you all.  lol...

     We also were able to finally get Sunday to sleep in a big box with some blankets that we put out for her.  She has such a beautiful coat on her and I am pleased to tell you that she has put on some winter weight as well.  All in all we are very happy to see her doing to well.
     Speaking of cats leads me into the photos of Lucy and Boo.  We just received our little faux fireplace from QVC on Thursday and needless to say both Boo and Lucy are very interested in it.  Boo is even brave enough to sleep on the top of it while Lucy layes out in front.
Sunday getting a little loving from her Daddy. 

See Boo in the background on our little fireplace?  Lucy posing .

     Ok guys, just wanted to do a little share with you.  I have to get crafty now as I have deadlines to meet and kids to play with. lol...   Only 15 days till Christmas and boy oh boy are we counting down in the house.  I still haven't wrapped any of our gifts as Mitchell says it will only make him want them more.  We all know that I am week and I would be more than happy to give them all to them right away.  lol...   :O)  Have a wonderful day everyone and I will talk at you tomorrow as it will be Monday Fun-Day over on the FFF blog and we have a great one for you this week.
Hugs, Lisa G

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Farm Fresh Friday SpyDay with Margie...

Good morning all. 
     Did you have a good week?  Are you ready for a nice fun or relaxing weekend?  Yes?  YES!  I have to work today, but I am going to have a great day so that I can have a great weekend.  I had wanted to wrap some gifts this weekend, but Mitchell told me that it would only make him want to open them sooner.  lol.  Just like his
     Well, as it is finally  Friday SpyDay and this week Margie has found the cutest card that Danielle Daws made with Cupcake Anya.   Isn't this just the cutest card?  I just love the way she used her ribbon and the vellum along with the jewels.  Great coloring as well.  I just had to make my card as close to Danielle's card as I could.  

Danielle's Awesome card!

     I grabbed Beanie Anya, as it is that time of year and went to town paper piecing together her whole outfit.  My sweet friend Amy sent me some of her Christmas papers and I had so much fun using some of the Christmas Kitsch from MME that she shared with me.  Thanks again Amy.  So sweet of you. 
     Be sure to head on over to the Farm Fresh Challenge blog and see what the rest of the girls have come up with for this week's Friday SpyDay.  As you know, if you play along you have a chance to win one of the Greeting Farm stamps and who wouldn't want that?  lol
     Have a great Friday everyone. 
Hugs, Lisa G

stamp-Beanie Anya-TGF & Handy Christmas Greetings-AmyR
cs-Neenah & Spring Rain-PTI
dp-Christmas Kitsch-MME-AmyY
vellum-WorldWin Papers-med weight
gems-Teresa Collins
boarder punch-MS
Copic Markers:
boots & tights-E77-E74-YG95

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rejoice in the Season...

Trying to show how it opens from the left to the right.

Open right side view..

Good morning everyone. 
     Thanks for all your well wishes.  For now my migraine has decided to calm down and I was actually able to go to work yesterday.  I just really really hate having a whole day waisted by being sick in bed.  I know I shouldn't be cranky as I am glad this one only lasted the one day .  So whining time is over.  lol...
      I have a quick card that I made up last weekend while watching some of my favorite YouTubers' videos.    I was watching Dawn making one of her cards and decided to give it a go with some of the supplies I have here at home.  Dawn makes awesome projects and cards with her Stampin Up supplies.  You can check her out here.   That is how I got the idea to try out a similar design with my Spellbinders.  This is really just a card for fun. I think next time I will go with a few more embellishments, but for just a test card I think it turned out ok.  lol.. 
      I hope you are all having a great week so far.  Today is my half day and I have some Baptism Cards to get done for my Cousin's God Son, so I am hoping to get crafty just as soon as I get home. 
Talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-Handy Christmas Greetings-AmyR-ATS
Spellbinders-classic ovals large & scalloped classic ovals large
cs- Neenah & scarlet Jewell-PTI
dp-Saint Nick-fancy pants designs
perlen pen-Magic transparent-white-Viva
Momento ink-Desert Sand & Rich Cocoa

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Glee-Full Good Morning to Ya....

Good morning all.  
I would love to be able to tell you that I whipped up this card last night, but actually this is a picture of one that I  made last year.  I woke up this morning with a migraine, then proceeded to stay in bed all day.  The only time I came out of my bedroom was to say "Hi" to my M&Ms when they got home from school.  I did however come out to watch Glee at 8pm.... Finally my migraine had decided to easy off by then. 
So, the reason for my old card and my writing up a post today?  I just have to say that Glee was finally back on par with what we had been used to,  I won't give anything away as I know some don't watch it on Tuesdays.  Just suffice it to say that I really really enjoyed it. I also just love the songs that 'The New Directions' song.  They really did a good job,  I hope that it stays more on this line than what it has been these last couple of months,  :O) 
Ok,  I am heading off to bed in order to get better and head back to work in the morning.  Hope you all have a great Wednesday.  According to our count down calender as of tomorrow only  18 days left until Christmas!  I can not wait.  I am very excited to see what the M&Ms think of their gifts this year.  lol...
Hugs, Lisa G

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Monday Funday-No Embellishments....

Good morning everyone.
     Did you all have a great weekend?  We managed to get the Christmas tree up and the house decorated. Jerry even went out and purchased some awesome outdoor lights to put up around our front door.  :O)  I think we are going to get some more for our front window.  We all really just love how it turned out.   I'm really not sure what is up with us this year, but for some reason all four of us are so so so happy that it is almost Christmas.  We spent most of yesterday watching a ton of our favorite Christmas movies as well.  I  had some cards to work on, (not done with my Christmas cards yet) but I have seen all our favorites so many times that all I need to do is listen anyway.  lol... Mitchell is just like me.  He could watch or listen to Christmas movies all the time.  One of my all time favorites is 'The Family Stone.'  I'm not even sure why, as it is a sad movie all in all.  I think it must be that the family just really get each other and just really except each person for who they are.   I am sure by now you all know how I feel about my M&Ms and Jerry and the rest of my family, so I wont go on too long. lol... Just know that everyone at work has heard me say that when it comes to how I feel about my M&Ms there is no such thing as logic.  hehee  Don't you feel sorry for my co-workers?  They have to listen to me all day long. 
     Ok, so lets get into Joni's Monday Funday.  No Embellishment allowed.  I had to think about what I wanted to do and then I decided that even though I don't like the idea of making a sympathy card it would be a good card to make that you really wouldn't want a bunch of lace, buttons or even ribbon on.  I can honestly say that until now I have never made a sympathy card. On a day to day basis  I just don't like going down that road.  When I first started coloring with my Copic Markers I purchased the Fancy Fleurs set from the Greeting Farm to practice coloring flowers.  I then fell in love with Ian and Anya and really haven't been good about practicing on any kind of flowers. Needless to say my poor 'Fancy Fleur' set has been in my binder until today.  So I decided that I wanted to just use papers and stamps to make this one.  I did use some Christmas papers on my card, but I just really liked the color combos and I felt it would keep within the overall theme of this card.  A couple of Spellbinders dies and one Die-namics die later and my card came together without any Embellishments as all.  :O) 
     So, if you feel like a challenge this week and 'No Embellishments' on your card sounds like something fun to do you can head on over to the FFF Challenge blog here.  My fellow DT girls have all made some wonderful cards that don't have any embellishments, but I promise you won't even miss them.  So be sure to give this a go this week.  It really was  fun to jump out of my comfort zone and try something new.  Happy crafting.  Talk at you later.
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-Fancy Fleurs-TGF
cs-Neenah & Scarlet Jewel-PTI
dp-Lost & Found Christmas-MME
Spellbinders-classic ovals large & classic scalloped ovals large
Die-namics-Open Bracket boarder
Momento Ink-Desert Sand & Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:

Decorating our house with Boo...

Good morning all.
     I hope that you are all having a great weekend.  We had an awesome family day yesterday.  Most of it was spent getting the Christmas tree up and the lights hung while we listened to my music player.  
     A couple of years after Jerry and I were married he surprised me with this beautiful music box for Christmas.    It has over twelve floppy records that are stored in the bottom drawer and I love it so much that it has now become our family tradition to decorate our house for Christmas while listening to it. 
     Because I only bring it our for the Holidays it is just as special to my M&M as it is to me.  Yesterday when we got ready to decorate of course Madison had to pull it out.  Well as you can see Boo seems to think it is interesting as well. You can lift the lid to make it louder or just leave it closed to have more of a background type of sound.  So, because Boo was so interested in it and because she sat on the arm of our couch the whole time watching while it turned,  I have to keep the lid down.  lol...
     I just really thought she looked so cute and we had so much fun yesterday that I wanted to share with you all. 

     Ok, now it's time for me to get busy and make some cards (not done with my Christmas cards yet) so that we can start wrapping those presents.  Have a great day everyone.  Talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs, Lisa G

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cheryl's Awesome Give A Way.... Ends Dec. 31st....

Hi guys.Just wanted to make a quick post sharing some fun into.  Cheryl, whom is very very talented is having a big of a give-a-way...  My computer isn't letting me add pictures to the sidebars, so I thought I would just make a post about it. Cheryl is celebrating a few milestones on her blog this month, and in the Spirit of the Holiday Season she is  being very very sweet and giving away a lot of Awesome Stamps as well as a Tim Holtz Alterations die with some Distress Ink pads as well.  I mean WOW! The stamps would be enough, but she is really being generous.  So in order for you to have the chance to enjoy Cheryl's wonderful talent as well as her generosity you can check her out here.
    If you came over to see my latest card for the Farm Fresh Challenge blog you can scroll down.  I hope that you all have a great weekend.
Hugs, Lisa G

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Farm Fresh Friday-Spy Day with Jacqueline & Sharette....

Hi Guys. 
     I know that most Fridays we all tend to start off our post by saying "TGIF", and as for this week it truly could not be more meaningful for me.  I won't even go into what kind of week we have had over here at the Gobea House.  lol,.. Just know that I really am happy that this week is coming to an end.  At last I've been able to get back onto my blog and my printer is finally decided to play along with my computer.  (I think they must have had a fight and just weren't on speaking terms, lol....)  So moving on....
     Today over on the Farm Fresh Challenge blog Sharette has spied Jacqueline's terrific card.

 As you can see it really is an adorable card.  I knew right away that I wanted to use Holiday Anya and some of my favorite BG design papers for this card. It all just came together so easy and I had so much fun working on it.   I don't know about you guys, but for me it really helps put me in a good mood to sit down and color while coming up with a card that will look good as I already have a blue print to go with.  I really really love how this card came together.

  I am sorry that I haven't been around to everyone's blogs this week.  I am hoping to get a chance tomorrow to spend some time ( I have it off! Can you hear me CHEERING?) and see all of the wonderful creations that everyone has been working on this week. We are planning on decorating our house this weekend and listening to Christmas CD.  I really can't wait. I am so excited for it to be Christmas.  Did I mention that I am all done with my shopping?  I know! ;O)  I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and I will talk at you later.  Don't forget that The Greeting Farm is having their THIRD ANNUAL CUSTOMER BLOG HOP on Monday December 19th.  To get in on all the details you can head over to TGF blog and read all about it.  Well guys that's all I have for today.
Hugs, Lisa G    

Check out the rest of the DT ladies:

stamps-Holiday Anya & sentiment- TGF
cs-Neenah, Kraft-the Paper studio & scarlet jewel-PTI
dp-Eskimo Kisses-BG
Die-Namics- mini rolled roses
label punch-ek.
Momento ink- Tuxedo Black & Desert Sand
lace-from Mercy
Copic Markers:
dress & holly-R89-G85 - Glossy Accents & Liquid Applique

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Can you say 'Noodle'?

Hi Guys.
     I ask the question "Can you say Noodle?" because that is exactly what I am.  lol..  I can not believe that after I loaded my Monday Fun-Day card over onto  the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog that  I completely forgot to post it here on my little old blog.  I swear it's a good thing my head is attached our I would loose it.  As you might have guessed it's been a busy week so far and I just figured that I would skip one day on my blog and then post something for everyone tonight before I started to watch Glee.  When I logged onto my blog at first I thought that my blog had been deleted again only to discover that I just didn't do it.  Gggrrr!!!
     So with that said I am just going to pretend that it is Monday morning and I am so excited to share my Monday Fun-Day card with you all.  lol....  It is Margie's turn to come up with an idea and she picked the "Rule of Three"   I love the rule of three and normally I would go with three buttons or brads or even gems,  but I decided to go with my paper's pattern and highlight the ornaments that are hanging on it.  I used my Heirloom Ornaments by Spellbinders to cut out these small little ornaments then I added them to the paper.  The ribbon was already draw on the paper, so it was super fun to play with.   I did manage to add in 3 pearls as well because I just couldn't resist.  lol...
     Sorry for being such a noodle guys.  I hope that you are all having an awesome week.  I can not wait to see what you come up with.  Be sure to head over to the FFF challenge blog and play along for your chance to win. 
     Have a great Wednesday and I will talk at you later.
Hugs, Lisa G

stamp-CC Sasha-TGF
cs-Neenah & Dark Chocolate-PTI
dp-Lost & Found-Christmas-MME
trim-from Mercy
Spellbinders-2011 Heirloom Ornaments
Copic Markers

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Merry Christmas - FFF Challenge blog, Joni's CASE

Hi everyone. 
     I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrate it.  We had a great day, but we didn't have turkey or stuffing as our stove has an element that is out and we still have one more week before the part gets here.  That's ok, we'll make up for it come Christmas.  lol...
     So if your looking for a fun crafty idea this week you should head over to  the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog today. You will see that Joni has picked a great book card that Nancy Cappelen made. So today for our Friday Spy-Day we are going to CASE it.   At first I wasn't too sure what I was going to do.  I was going to make a card and put some kind of tag on it or in it, and so I pulled out a piece of heavy weight chipboard that  needed to be cut down.  That is when it hit me that this was big enough to make an awesome door hanger with.   I wanted it to be easy to really use and yet look somewhat perfectly made.  (I know, I am weird and OCD all in one) So I pulled out my oval Nestability and used it to cut the hole for the door knob.  I then went about adding all the little details to the front.  By the time I got around to taking my pictures I had decided that I wanted to give it to my Brother and his Family as they will be here from out of town tomorrow, and I thought that would be something of a little get together kind of gift to give them.  I didn't want to leave the back of it unfinished, so I pulled out some PTI paper and cut it to size.  Added one of the Merry Tags from a TGF set that was sold last year and put it together.   I am so happy with how this turned out.  I can't wait to get off work so that I can head up to see them at my Mom and Dad's and give them my little Holiday/Season's Greetings kind of gift. lol...

Lucy helping me to take a
picture of it hanging on the door knob.
I just couldn't help it, I had to
share this with you.  lol...

     So if you haven't already be sure to head over and see what the rest of the DT has come up with.  I am sure you will get loads of inspiration from all of them.  If you don't want to head that way here is a list of everyone.

     Ok guys,  I am heading off to bed.  I hope you all have a great Friday.   If you are crazy enough to head out to any of the Black Friday Sales drive safe and please remember that those of us that can't or simple don't want to do it love to see your haul videos afterwards.  lol...
Talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs, Lisa G
Nancy's Great Tag/Book Card

stamps-Cheeky Chat & Merry Tags-TGF
Big Christmas Wishes-AmyR-ATS
cs-Neenah & scarlet jewel-PTI
dp-be Merry-MME
Spellbinders-classic ovals-lrg, classic circles-sm & ribbon tags trio
hollies & date circle- embossed stickers-WeR Memory Keepers
gold swirls- hooks-Elegance Collection
fibers & ribbon-stash
Copic Markers:
hair-YR20-YR21-YR23-E33 (Amy's combo)
shirt & barrettes-R37-R35-YG95-YG93
pants & boots-BG05-BG45-E27-E25