Sunday, October 30, 2011


     Happy Halloween
     I hope that you have all had a great weekend....  I only had one day off, and I am back to a very full two weeks of work.  However for some strange reason my MOJO  has decided to return.  I am soooo so HAPPY as I was able to sit down today and make up a few cards that I actually am proud to show you.  It seems that recently every time I would try to make a card it looked like a two year old could have come up with something better. lol...
     As today is Halloween we are celebrating it over on the Farm Fresh Challenge blog with some Spooktacular cards just for you...  bahahaaaa.....  With that in mind I grabbed CC Jill and colored up like any Mom would do with her little Princess.  As you can see Jill really doesn't look that thrilled to be in a frilly, sparkly dress, but I convinced her that is just a costume so she agreed.  I then pictured her going through the spooky woods to her Grandma's house to 'Trick or Treat'.   Jill needed something to carry all her goodies in, so I used a small circle punch then filled it in with my Copics.  I took some very fine white wire that I have and made her a hand.  As you all know you can't go anywhere this time of year without running into those little pumpkin buckets, and I really wanted hers to look just like those.  I have to admit that I think it turned out pretty good.  lol..
     Ok guys, be sure to check out the rest of the lovely ladies from our DT to see all the awesome cards that they have put together.  Have a Happy Halloween and I will talk at you tomorrow.  Don't forget Tuesday is release day and OMGoodness I excited to share my cards with you all.  Until then. 
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-CC Collection1-Jill-TGF , cobwebs-craft smart-Mercy & ghostly Greetings-AmyR
cs-Neenah & kraft-the paper studio
wood letters-Forever in Time Co.
sheer ribbon-details & accessories
momento ink-Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers:
dress-R85-R83-R81-B000 & Diamond Stickles
pumpkin-YR07-YR04 & Multi liner 0.03

Thursday, October 27, 2011

FFF Friday Spy Day... you totally ROCK !

TGIF !!!!
     Hi guys, I am so glad that it is finally Friday.  It has been a very busy, but fast week for sure.  I am happy to report that our car is back on it's tires and running smoothly once again.  Come to find out the motor mount broke and caused the engine to slide forward thus smashing the starter.. You should have seen that poor started. It was never going to run again, I garrenty it. lol... I have I ever mentioned what a jinks I am to cars and pretty much anything electrical including computers?  lol...  I really am.  Sooooo, moving on.  Madison had her Dr appointment today and we really don't know much more than we did yesterday.  They are going to keep her off the running and walking for the next two weeks along with some anti-inflammatory meds  and then she goes back to the Dr. to see if it is better.  If not, they are going to start a blood workup for juvenile arthritis.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that like the severe knee pains last year this is just a bit of growing pains. 
     Well as it is getting late and I have to work early tomorrow let me get on with my card for today.  Margie is posting this Friday Spy Day today and she picked out this adorable card by abbygrimaldi.  'Sweet Temptations'

I really love the Spellbinder that she used for her main picture on this.  I ordered a set of them almost three weeks ago and I was soooo hoping to get them before today.  As you can see that didn't come in time, so I settled on my diamond shape instead.  I did however get the opportunity of using a new 6x6 paper pad from fancypants that I have never used before, and I have to say that I am loving their papers big time!  heehee 

     Saturday is my youngest Nephew's Birthday.  He will be 9 years old and he is just the cutest little red headed boy I have ever seen.  Much like his older and younger sister, he is all boy and like his Daddy (my baby brother) very athletic to boot.  That is why I decided on these papers and on CC Tyler.  He just reminds me of that kind of guy that really does it all.  Anyway if you would be so kind and help me wish Mathew a very Happy Birthday.   Happy Happy Birthday Mathew.  We LOVE you very much. 
     Thanks for stopping by today.  I am hoping to get a ton of work done this weekend as I am heading into another three week stint on no half days and working weekends.  Gonna love the paycheck, if I can make it.  lol.... Seriously, I am getting old and I stand every day from 8am to 5pm.  : > )   By Saturday mornings I am ready for some me time and maybe even a little lounging on the couch for a half hour.  heehee
Have a great day everyone.  Talk at you later. 
Hugs, Lisa G

Monday, October 24, 2011

best WITCHES...

Hi guys. 
     I hope that you have all had a great start to your week.  We were busy at work, but it was a pretty good day.  I did however go out to my car to read at lunch only to find that my car (the one I just paid a lot of money to get it repaired)  has a new issue that required me to call the repair company and have them tow it in.   They won't even be able to look at it until sometime tomorrow as they are really swamped at the moment.   :O(     I am trying not to be in a bad mood, but I it really bothers me when cars don't work like they should.  This also leaves us without a car until it is up and running again, and I hate to be dependant on anyone.... GGggrrr..... ( I really should have been smarter and become a millionair! lol.... Like that was a choice in High School.)
     Madison had her Dr's appointment today and now she has to go see a specialist as they don't know what happened to her ankle nor do they know what is going on with the growth plate.  We already have an appointment scheduled for this Thursday.  Hopefully we'll get some answers for her.  As for the moment she can't do any PE and that also means we aren't going on our walks and that has bummed us all out too.  UMMMMmmmmm,,,  It will get better I know.  I just need to go with the flow.  lol...
    As you might have guessed  I was kind of in a cranky mood when I got home tonight, so I sat down and made a very simple but quick card.  I used one of the really adorable stamps that Mercy was sweet enough to send to me.  I thought it would go really well with the sentiment stamp by AmyR.  It's just a little card and the stamps measure about 2&1/2 by 3 inches all together and was a very fun and relaxing card to make.  I figure it will be perfect as a quick note to a friend.  lol..
    Ok guys, I have to head off to bed.  I hope that you all have a great day.  I am counting on mine going a lot better than today.  Talk at you tomorrow. 
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-witch & goo-craftsmart, AmyR-sentiment
cs- Neenah, orange zest-PTI & green-AC Cardstock
sheer ribbon-details & accessories
dew drops-grape jelly, tangelo, pear tart & tuxedo black-Momento ink
Copic Markers

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Good morning all.
     Did you have a good weekend?  We did, but it just seems that they keep getting shorter and shorter.  lol...  Never enough time if you ask me.  Last week was very busy for all of us as the M&M's had Spirit Week last week and boy or boy did that take up some time to help them both get their outfits (80's, class colors and maroon & gold) then themes (crazy hair day, pajama day and etc..)together.  It was really fun and we were more than happy to see them wanting to participate in the whole thing.  I am both proud and pleased to say that they have not missed a day of school this year, and they don't complain each week about PE or anything.  They are both working so hard and I couldn't be happier for all of us.  lol..
     Ok let me get to my card for today.  As you know it is Monday and that  means it is Monday Fun-day over on the TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog.  This week April has picked the assignment of EMBOSS IT!  Thankfully she says that we can use our heat guns, embossing folders or just about any other way that we know how to emboss.  Well, as I just received in the mail last week a set of boarderabilities from Spellbinders I of course had to put them to use.  I really am not that good at heat embossing yet.  Even though my friends Amy and Mercy are trying everything they know to teach me.  lol... I promise girls I am working on it. 
     So I pulled out Sweet & Toxic and gave her some purple hair along with some really cute papers that I had from  WeR Memory Keepers.  I know everyone is pretty much done with their Halloween cards, but I still have a couple more that I need to get done so I thought this would be the perfect time to use her. 
     Alrighty guys I had better get my desk cleaned up and ready to go for the week.  It is going to be another jam packed one.  I hope that you all have a fantastic start to your week.  I will talk at you tomorrow.  I have a cute little card that I made with some stamps that Mercy sent to me.  (Thanks again!)
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-sentiment-AmyR & CC Sweet & Toxic-TGF
cs-Neenah & green-AC Cardstock
dp-Spookville -Spooky Spots & Trick or Treat-WeR Memory Keepers
Momento Ink-Grape Jelly & Tuxedo Black
sheer ribbon-Accents & Details
Smooch-pearlized top coat
Sakura glaze pen
Spellbinders-boarderabilities-petite deckle scalloped boarders & Classic Frames

Isn't she Beautiful?

Good morning everyone.
     I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I am attempting to get some cards made for the week and of course Lucy just had to remind me that it is her turn to be on my blog.  I took a few pictures of her playing around on my desk, but I really really wanted to share the ones of what she looks like after she is done investigating everything.  You can see behind her my cubbies where my Copics are usually stored, but I have them all in my case so that I could color on my couch yesterday.  Now that I have my stamps that Mercy sent me in the cubbies Lucy has become exceedingly interested in them.  gggrrrr... You will notice that most have been knocked over.   I tried to get a picture of that, but all you end up seeing is a big black 'BEAR'  in front of my white shelves.  lol... 
    Anyway as Lucy is such a lady I thought I would share just how pretty she is.  The sad thing is that when I take her picture she is so black that I have to edit them with photo fix, or you wouldn't be able to see the details of her except for her eyes.  lol  Ok guys I need to get this big cat out of my way so I can get started coloring.
I hope you all have a great day.  I will talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs, Lisa G

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Andi !!!

Hi guys. 
     I have to start my post off today with a huge Happy Birthday to my youngest niece Andrea!  Andrea is turning 7 years old today!  I can not believe it.  Wow, it seems like she was just born and we were all taking pictures of her with her little bow that the nurse had put in her hair.  So please help me to wish her the best BIRTHDAY that a little girl could have.  :O)
     As you all know over on the FF Challenge blog today we are using one of Sheri G's cards to 'CASE' , and so I just could not resist using her awesome design to make Andi her card.                         I had soooo much fun pulling out one of my CB embossing folders and using my super fine embossing powder from Ranger to get this white washed look to it.   Andi is very much like her Daddy (my Brother) and she loves soccer and playing sports. She is quite the go getter and so I of course had to use Leslie from the Creeper Crew on this one.  She has been paper pieced with Paris & Co. from MME along with some of my Copics to give her that busy little girl with an attitude look about her.  lol...
How cute is Sheri's card?
     Ok guys, don't forget to hop on over to the Farm Fresh Challenge blog and check out my fellow DT girls' cards along with the Bugaboo DT girls that used some of The Greeting Farm Stamps as part of a swap that we did.  Can't wait to see all that you guys come up with. 
     Thanks everyone for being patient with my lack of posts for these last two weeks.  I am hoping that things with slow down around here and I will get back into the flow of things real soon. 
     Have a wonderful Friday, and I will talk at you all later.
Hugs, Lisa G

cs-Neenah & dark chocolate-PTI
dp-six by six-Paris & Co.-MME
rub-ons-Forever in Time-sticker trendz
bakers twine
embossing folders-Happy Birthday & Number Collage-Cuttlebug-PC
Spellbinders-standard circles small
whisper white-pigment ink-SU
super fine embossing powder-Ranger
Copic Markers:

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Hi guys.
     Miss me? Well  my computer fell off the face of the earth and left me in the dark for the whole week.  Eeeekkkkkk!   I can not believe how much I have missed talking to all of you and seeing what you have been up to.  Then our youngest M&M sprained her ankle this week and so she has been in an air cast since Thursday.  Rounding out our week the car decided that it was time to get some well needed attention.  I am sad to say that it needs a starter solenoid and various other things done to it, so it has been in the shop since Friday and I am sooo hoping to get it back at some point tomorrow.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  All in all it really wasn't a bad week though.  The sun has been shining and the trees are turning colors, so it is hard to be down about anything.  lol...   Needless to say we have gotten some walking in this week and we are all glad that we spent our summer walking as we were able to get the kids to school one morning when the car died at a street light and a very very nice young man pushed us around the corner where we parked and the M&Ms and I walked to their school.  I am very proud to say that they were not even late getting there.  ( I always knew that my need to leave early would come in handy one day. heehee)
     The only bad thing about being without my link to the world is that I was not able to play along in any of the fun stuff over on the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog.  I sure hope that you guys did.
     So you might have noticed over on the Farm Fresh Challenge blog it is once again time for a Monday Funday challenge.  This week's sketch is another great one by Margie.   You really are going to love this on.  I had already colored up WS-Logan from TGF and so I just grabbed up my embossing folder and went to town to make a very quick but very fun Birthday card for a friend of mine.  So, be sure to head over and check out Joni's post on this week's sketch.  She has given you all the details as to what you have to do to play along this week. 
     I am hoping to get the chance to get to all your blogs this week.  So sorry for going black.  I hope that this coming week is much better.  lol...  I already have some of my cards for the week ready to go, so we shall see.  Until tomorrow, I hope you all have a great Monday.  Talk at you later.
Hugs, Lisa G

cs-Neenah & vintage cream-PTI
dp-life of the party-BG
momento ink-rich cocoa
embossing folder-number collage-PC
rub-ons-Forever in Time-sticker trendz
Spellbinders-standard circles small
Copic Markers:
jacket,shirt & shoes-B45-B41-R29-C1-C3

Sunday, October 9, 2011


 Hi guys..
     Sorry for taking most of the weekend off.  I had all the intentions of getting to every one's blogs and seeing what you all have been up to.  Well,  We spent most of our Saturday walking around.  We headed out at about 8:30am and didn't get home until after 2pm... We had a great time walking all around and checking out all of the shops here in our little town.  It really was fun and by the time we got home we were all just starved.  lol...It truly was a wonderfully sunny fall day and we all had a great time walking everywhere.
     Today Jerry and I pulled down our storm window and cleaned it and the inside windows so that we are ready for the winter.  I have to admit that window is HEAVY!!!  We got it about 7/8 of the way up when my arms just would not let me lift anymore.  Poor Madison went running to the neighbor's house for help.  I could hear her knock (ok pound!) on that door and yell that her parents needed Help!  Thankfully the  neighbor did come over and help Jerry push it up the rest of the way so that we could lock it into place.  Yay, I am glad that is done!  heehee  I am always happy when we work together and get a major project taken care of. 
     Ok enough about my very full weekend.  Can you believe that we are already to our 2nd Monday Funday over on the  Farm Fresh Challenge Blog?  It is Sharette's time to post and she has a fun challenge for you all.  You just need to use Black, White and One Other Color on your card or project. 
     I finally got the chance to purchase 'Roll Call'  from The Greeting Farm and the first little sweetheart I had to color up was of course Jade.  She reminds both Jerry and I of Abby on the show NCIS.  I was going for a more Halloween Costume look for her, so mine didn't turn out to look too much like her, but I will keep trying.  lol...
     Don't forget to head over to the FF Challenge Blog and add your card for your chance to win.
     Well it's time for me to hit the hay;  Got to head back to work in just a very few short hours.  I hope you all have a fantastic Monday.  Talk at you later. 
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-Jade & sentiment-Roll Call-TGF
cs-Neenah & paper studio
dp-nordic holiday-BG
embossing folder-Skeleton Skull-Cuttlebug-PC
sheer ribbon-details & accessories
brads-Karen Foster
Copic Markers

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Smile...It's our first Farm Fresh Friday 'Spy Day' ....

     Wow, what a super busy week I have had.  I won't bore you all with the details.  Just suffice it to say that as of 5pm tonight I am sooooo HAPPY that it is the weekend.  I have some running around to get done Saturday, but once Jerry and I get home I think I am putting on my new Halloween jammies.   I then intend to clean my desk, as I literally had about 12 inches of free space to create my card for our very first Friday Spy-Day over on the FF challenge blog.  lol... 
     Thank you so much to everyone for wishing my Dad a Happy Birthday.  He really enjoyed that.  :O) 
It is late and I barely made my deadline for this challenge, so I am going to get right to the details for ya.  I am sure that by now you know that when I CASE a card I really like to keep it as close to the original as I can.  I don't know why, but for me that just makes it all the more fun.  For this card I worked backwards.  I picked out a paper pad and then after coming up with the design, I picked my stamp.  The funny thing was that the whole time I was cutting my papers and putting them on my card I was really leaning toward using an Ian so that it would be a boy card.  Once I finished I just knew that Boho Anya was the girl for this one.  I just love how she really worked with the pattern papers and how the kraft cardstock just helped to show off her cuteness.  I was even able to fussy cut some of the paper to use as my greeting.  What can I say, I just really enjoyed working with this paper pad!  As you can see she is really blushing as I kept telling her just how perfect her outfit went with my papers.  lol...  Be sure to head over to the Farm Fresh Challenge blog and give this a go.  I think you are going to have a great time coming up with your own card.
     Ok, coming back from la la land.  Let me just wish you all a Terrific Friday.  Talk at you tomorrow. 
(Hopefully, I will get caught up on all of your blogs. ) 
Hugs, Lisa G

Stamp-Boho Anya-TGF
cs-Neenah & Kraft-the Paper Studio
rickrack-from AmyY
baker's twine-stash
buttons & gems-Upcycle-CC
scarf & camisole-BG72-BG18-BG78

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


 Good morning everyone.
     I have to start my post today with a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Dad.   Today is his 75th Birthday.  According to the computer last night Oct. 5th is one of the most shared birthdays of the year.  So, Happy Birthday Dad and everyone else that is celebrating today! :O)  I have to work,  but we are hoping to head up to my Mom and Dad's after work to give him is gift.  I can not believe that I have managed to wait this long to give it to him.  lol...
     I won't go into details just in case you haven't gotten the chance to see it yet, (Yes, I am talking about Glee)  but I just have to shout..... OMG!  bahahhaaaa....
     Ok guys, for my card today I finally got the chance to color up Cheeky Kitty.  She is just perrrrr-fect and I just had to color her.  She decided that she wanted to have a costume that would represent both of our indoor cats.  She has red hair, so she feels like that looks most like Boo and then she wanted some brown to go along with the look.  Of course she had to be mostly black to cover Lucy's look as well.  All in all I think she turned out just adorable.  I really had a great time coloring her up.  I also decided to put her on some of my new Mischievous papers from MME.  All I had left to do was add some sheer bright orange ribbon with some of the Mischievous brads that Susana gave me and this card was complete. 
       Alright that's about it for me today.  I hope you all have a great hump day.  Talk at you tomorrow. 
Hugs, Lisa G

stamp-Cheeky Kitty-digi-TGF
cs-Neenah & black-AC Cardstock
dp, tags & brads-Mischievous-MME
sheer ribbon-details & Accessories
Spellbinders-big scalloped squares large
fluid chalk-chestnut roan-ColorBox

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Are you ready for the very first 'Monday Funday?'

Hi guys.
     I hope that you all have had a great weekend.  Ours went super fast, but we had lots of fun with the M&Ms and these crazy cats of ours.  lol.... If you want a really good laugh I am cat-sitting for my friend while she is away on a cruise to Alaska for the next week and a half.  She is nice enough to feed her neighbors cats from across the street, so at any given time there is 4 or 5 cats waiting for me on the porch.  No,  I am not a crazy cat lady.  I just seem to be surrounded at the moment. 
     Anyway,  thanks again for coming out and sharing our excitement over the new DT over at TGF's FF Challenge Blog.  Today is our very first challenge.  It is called Monday Funday and this week all you have to do is use scallops on your project.  The winner will have their choice of a single stamp from The Greeting Farm.  So, what are you waiting for?  Get those boarder punches or your Spellbinders,  your Cricut or just about anything you have and get started.  :O)  You can head over to the FF Challenge Blog and see all my fellow DT member's wonderful creations to give you a little inspiration. 
     For my card I decided to use this new stamp set from the Farm.  It is called Tea-rrific and I just love the look and the sentiments in this set.  I know I have said it before, but I will say it again. "I don't usually like clear stamps."   I never have any luck getting them to stamp out clean lines.  Well if you are on the fence about The Greeting Farm's clear stamps,  you can jump right off.  These stamps are FANTASTIC!!!!   I can not believe the quality of these. They stamp so nice and they are awesome to work with.  I should have know that Marie and Jessica would not let us down.  Ok, I'll get on with my card.  I just bought my some pearlized top coat from 'Smooch'  and I think I may have gone a little overboard with it.  lol... Oh well, I like how it turned out anyway. 
     Ok guys, have a great Monday.  I will talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs,   Lisa G    

cs-Neenah & Ballet Blue-SU
dp-minuet-memory Box
sheer ribbon-details & Accessories
Spellbinders-standard circles small & petite scalloped circles large
scalloped boarder punch-MS
Copics: YG95-YG93-B23-B21-E41-E40-C0-E0000

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Week with Boo...

Hi guys.
     Thank you all for coming over yesterday to celebrate my exciting  news.  You are all so sweet and  I am truly so thankful to Jessica and Maria for giving me the honor of playing on the Farm with such an awesome set of ladies.  :O) 
     As you can see I am thinking that I will highlight one of our adorable babies each Sunday.  That way you can get a glimpse into this crazy house that we call our HOME!  lol...  As you know Boo is our baby and like all babies she is just so darn adorable.  She will run around and play like a squirrel with it's tail of fire.  Then in the next second she is sound asleep.  As I was trying to type this up she decided for the second time today that napping on my desk was were she needed to be.  For some reason she always ends up laying across the corner were the two sides of my desk meet.  Well, in the middle of all this she rolled over and just about fell head first off the desk.  I am a screamer and of course Jerry and the M&Ms all freaked out and came running to see what had happened.  Boo is A-ok as I caught her, but I am still trying to get my heart to slow down. lol...   Don't feel bad for Lucy or Sunday.  They are both doing just fine and as always being super spoiled.  My mornings always start with my shower then once I am out I head right to the kitchen to get Lucy fresh water and food.  Then it is Boo's turn.  She is still on kitten chow, so her food is in a different room.  I head back to the kitchen and repeat.  Once Boo is fed I head to the front door to get Sundays bowls and repeat for the third time in less than 10 minutes.  I know I did this to myself.  lol... I don't honestly mind it at all.  Boo is so sweet and gentle.  Lucy is my baby and she sleeps above my head every night.  Sunday we saved and is looking so good you would never know that she had ever been neglected. 
    Ok guys,  I will talk at you all later.  I am heading off to dream land as we have an early morning appointment with a cool walk.  heehee... 
Hugs, Lisa G

Getting into trouble, but looking so darn adorable.  Yes, she is that tiny.

Posing for pictures.
 Makes for a very sleepy kitten.

Apparently sleeping on my desk is the best place for this little cutie.