Friday, July 3, 2009

Greetings from Arizona!

Hey y'all! (That's the southern belle in me coming out...hee hee.) Greetings from Arizona, where it is currently 93 degrees at 9:45 in the morning. It was 99 degrees when I went to bed last night at 10:00. They are expecting a high today of a balmy 105! Gee, this is just my favorite type of weather... NOT. It's a good thing we love my MIL so much or we would never venture from "the frying pan into the fire" temps. They are a good 10 degrees hotter here than in Riverside (at the hottest point of the day... right now it's 70 degrees at home), and the nights stay hot here.

On the plus side, I'm away from work, away from home, and all the attendant stresses, so I will finally have time to relax, catch up on my blog surfing, and even do some scrapbooking (naturally, I brought some stuff with me... what else is a girl to do when it's too hot to go outside?) I needed this break sooooo badly. Even the boys stayed behind... except for Avery... so I don't have anyone pulling at me (much). Bliss!

I've been meaning to share this with you... as if you probably haven't seen it already... but Pink Cat Studio is hosting a fundraising event for Make-A-Wish Foundation in honor of Ethan Weiman, who passed into the arms of our loving God at the tender age of 5 after a battle with neuroblastoma. Melissa has designed the cutest Lily and Billy digi stamps (called Cowboy Ethan and Cowgirl Ava for the Weiman children) that you can purchase, with the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Even if you don't stamp, you can still download, print and let your kids color these adorable pictures! Only $6 for the entire set!

My sample was done in a huge hurry before I left town, so it isn't very good... and I messed up on Cowgirl Ava's face... don't look... ah you looked, didn't you? But I'm posting anyway, because I want to support this very worthy cause. Also, of course I MEANT to stamp the greeting crooked so that the pony could read it better. {LOL} Seriously, this isn't about my card... it's about giving to children with catastrophic illnesses. So please download today (if you haven't already).

Also, the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog hop continues, so check my side bar and be sure to take a look at all the wonderful eye candy the DT has to offer!

I'll be back tomorrow with another post. And I'll be catching up with your blogs soon, so stay tuned! I've missed all my friends and the fun these past couple of weeks while life's stresses and demands have interfered with my happy time.

Love and hugs to you all!


Lisa said...

Tell Jo to crank up the air, girlfriend!! Hope you all have a great weekend and a safe 4th of July. Now, you know I am LOVIN this card! Not just because her name is AVA, but it's an adorable card as well! Talk to ya soon!

Debbie Pamment said...

You are such an amazing lady! You can always be counted on to help anyone in need - even if it means showcasing something you're not THAT happy with! I DID go back and look and and her face is FINE - LOL.
This is a GREAT card and a GREAT cause - and thanx soo much for sharing your card and caring nature with us!
Have a FABULOUS time away - hope the AC keeps working for you - LOL. My heater is on constantly here so feel free to send a little warmth my way!
Lotsaluv and hugs

Chat Noir said...

Hi Lisa, hope you haven't melted away..... We've just lit the open fire for the evening, as the temp plummets and the jumpers come out!!

Hoping over to the Pink Cat blog when I leave here. Sounds like a great cause so thanks for sharing it with us.

Thanks for your kind words on my blog too. Its a lovely quiet UNEVENTFUL Saturday evening here, and I hope it stays that way.....

Enjoy your family and revel in time to relax.

with love....

Kristine B. said...

Hi Lisa!! Such a pretty card! Love your colors and coloring :) I just went and downloaded mine. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July ~ stay cool! (LOL - well, TRY to! Don't you have AC?)

Lorie said...

I love your card, Lisa! Enjoy your trip, and have a safe and happy 4th!!

Heather said...

Hey Lisa,

This card turned out so perfect for that image!!! I hosted a $20 prize on my blog for this cause so it was near and dear to my heart!!!


Stamp and Smile said...

Awww, Lisa this is a SUPER CUTE card and nothing but PERFECT to me!! Don't even question this card girl... YOU ROCK! So nice to be blurf tonight... and you sure were in the FIRE in AZ! I'm happy you had some down time to relax as your life is sounding pretty stressful lately! Which it can't cut into your blgging time... Right! :) But from what I've been seeing you sure have been busy making FABALICIOUS cards!!

SMILES and HUGS... Michelle :)

Sara said...

Not only a cute card Lisa (she is just too sweet -- I love the colors and the excellent coloring job! Plus it looks GREAT as always...funny how we are always harder on ourselves =), but a great cause you are supporting as well! Kudos to You!!