Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Hi there,

 I thought I would drop in a quick post before we start our second day of Spring Break.  :O)
     I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.  We have been hitting the low 70's over here with tons of sunshine and hardly any wind.  Why yesterday didn't even have that much wind at all and for this part of Washington that is an amazing thing all in and of  it's self.  lol....
     Ok, let's get to my card for today.   I wanted to make something just a little different.  I was over on the Simon Says Stamp blog when I came across their post from yesterday that was to make a card, a scrapbook page or just about anything that shows a journey to you. Well, for me this card is somewhat of a journey.  You see, when I first started my blog and making my cards in general I was just using my Copics for the fun of it and stamping a little bit of picture kind of stamps.  Lately I have decided that I wanted to branch out a little bit and try different techniques while I was at it.  So, I figured this would be the perfect time to try something different and also enter to win a $50 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamps as well.  Wish me luck as I would soooo love to buy some Bazzill cardstock and that would truly go a long way to getting it.  :O)
     So, on this card not only did I just use chipboard letters as my focal point, but I also used a background stamp (that I was actually going to just give-away as I had never used it) to make my cardstock have a sort of texture to it much like the chipboard letter do. I have to tell you that even though it is a simple card I love it.  I love how it turned out just as I had imagined it would.  I really wanted to use the abbreviation  for 'thanks' like we all do when we text someone.

     As you can see I used the  'Thx'  letters to stand for my Thanks on my card.  Of course my 15 year old Daughter says that I am wrong, but I really don't care in this case as I think it works.  lol.... Sorry don't have an abbreviation dictionary.  lol... I may not be a teenager and know everything, but I still think this card turned out great.  You can also see that I am still using those enamel dots, but I really love them and I love how they can help add to your multiple colors on your card without really over shadowing everything else.
     Ok guys, I have been up since 2 am as I just couldn't sleep, so I am going to go try for at least a couple hours of rest before we leave for the day. Hope you all have a great day and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G
This little sentiment stamp came as part of my 'DieHard' club from The Stamps of Life just yesterday in the mail and '
I have to say I love it. I think it works out down in the corner so that I can write a note on the inside and not have to worry about where to put it all. 

cs-Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist & Melon Berry-PTI & Neenah-Classic Crest Solor White 80lb
dp-Lost & Found two-'Sunshine'-MME-Thanks Steph
stamps-leaves background-Stampers Best & PB&J2Enjoy, & club extra 4/14-The Stamps of Life
Chipboard letters-Chipboard ToGo-K&Company-Thanks Steph!
enamel dots-my girl-MME & Recollections
hemp cord-American Crafts
inks-VersaMark &Versafine-Onyx Black


Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning, I love the colors and the word THX for thanks :) ... and my son is here near me saying just the same thing like your daughter !!! Well of course we don't care :P xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely to hear you are branching out with your artwork and hopefully it's is the beginning of a wonderful creative journey. Lovely card, gorgeous colours and the lettering is lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Denice said...



Chrissy said...

Very creative Lisa...awesome CAS.


Amy said...

I may not be up with the kid lingo either because I really like your THX too, LOL! It's great to see you branching out with this fantastic card and good luck in the challenge, I hope you win that GC! :)

Alrik said...

Very nice card. The style is beautiful.