Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Birthday to Moo!

Today is my La-La Land Crafts Design Teammate Maureen's birthday, and we're having a virtual party for her on the La-La Land Crafts Blog! Happy Birthday Maureen! Maureen is lucky to live in Hawaii, so I just had to use this cute image, Banjo Maya, and paper piece a moo moo... I mean a mumu... for her! And, since I love puns, I went with Happy Birthday to MOO!

The paper is from the 8 x 8 Cosmo Cricket pad called Hello Sunshine, which I've had for ages. The designs worked perfectly with this image after doing a bit of "fussy cutting" to get the patterns right where I wanted them. And see that black lacy border punch? That's from Martha Stewart Crafts. It's one of those detailed punches that does NOT like cardstock. I read somewhere that if you put those punches in the freezer, they will punch right through. So I tried it, and I'll be darned, it worked! You have to work fast, though, because as the punch thaws, so does its ability to bite through cardstock. Now I keep all my detailed punches in the freezer. My husband and kids think I'm nuts, but... they're right! {LOL}

How are you spending your Labor Day? Not laboring, I hope. We are off to spend the day at the beach with some friends, which will be heaven... until we hit the freeway home. Oh well... it'll be worth it!

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Stephanie said...

Love the moo, Lisa! Enjoy your day at the beach & thanks for passing on the freezer tip...maybe once we're all moved into one house I'll keep my little deep freezer after all... hehe!

Kristine said...

:) OH HOW FUN! Love this Lisa! Love the Cosmo paper--I have this same pad! Cute paper piecing on the cow too! Have a great day today, you BEACH BUM you!! =0)

Patti J. said...

What a fun card Lisa!!! Happy Birthday to Maureen - hope she has a wonderful day! Thanks for the super tip on the punches - I had never heard that, but will try it. I get a bit grumpy when I pay $14 for a punch that won't punch!!! lol - Great card!!!

Irina said...

Lisa, this is by far my favorite card with Banjo Maya!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Have fun at the beach!! I am off to making a shelf for my punches in my freezer..
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Cindy Haffner said...

OMG this is toooo fun.

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

How festive!! Love Maya's "moo-moo"! LOL! I really like the black lacy border. Gorgeous against the dp. xx Jane

jo said...

What a great card Lisa! Love the fun bright colors!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

HeeeeeHeeeee!!!!!!!! Oh is this ever COW-----ute!!!!!!! :)

Maureen said...

This is totally fabulous Lisa - thank you so much! LOVE the paper piecing and the sentiment is too funny!

I'll have to remember that tip about freezing punches - thanks!

Kim Y. said...

I LOVE this one, Lisa!!! Gorgeous papers!!

Ceal said...

oh how cute!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh I love this cow - ADORABLE!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Ok I'm back... laundry was calling! What fantastic colors and that border punch is a nice addition. I never knew that about putting your punches in the freezer... THANKS FOR THE TIP!! :) Hope you had an fun time at the beach... soaking up the sun!! Hugs my friend.... :)

Cat said...

Such a cute, happy, little card! I love the colors!