Monday, October 19, 2009


Yep, that's what I'm feeling today... JOY! I am so happy and proud to announce that I am joining the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge Sketch Crew! Yep! It's true! Eek! I'm so excited, I've been hopping up and down ever since I heard. My boys think I've lost my mind. (ha!)

OMGoodness, this is a dream come true and one I never dared to hope for. I'm a long-time fan (and customer) of Taylored Expressions. I've watched Taylor build her business over the past couple of years and have been so impressed. She has impeccable taste in all the fun new stuff we paper crafters are looking for. Her Key Ingredients Kits are a must-have in my stamp room... as any of you who visit me know. And her stamps are just my cup of tea, full of whimsy and too cute for words!

The best part is working with the veteran TESC Sketch Crew members, many of whom I'm sure you already know:

Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Jami Sibley: More is More
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme

Plus the other new Sketch Crew members:

Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Rachel Sztonyk: Gingerbread Gallery
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland

All I can say is Yippee!!! And thank you Taylor for this awesome opportunity!

My official start is this coming Friday's sketch, but I wanted to kick off my celebration by sampling this week's sketch. I used the new Taylored Expressions holiday stamp set Wings of Joy. I love every single stamp in this set... the possibilities are endless! And who doesn't love birds? The DP is Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly (Mini Deck). I used a bit of Liquid Applique on the Santa hats. The cardstock is Prism Island Mist Light and Blush Red Dark. Quick and easy!

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I hope you have a JOYFUL day!


Patti J. said...

Wow Lisa! Congrats again!!! You are so deserving of these blessings! Best of luck, dear friend.. love your card!

Pamela said...

Oh this card is awesome!!! I love it! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

You Go GIRL!!!!!! So happy for you, I love your work, and so does everyone else!!. Awesome card today, love it.

SMK said...

fantastic!!! i love your coloring and what great DP :)

Saskia said...

So sweet and beautiful!

Saskia :)

peggysue said...

I can't say I'm surprised because your work is so lovely, but I am very happy for you! And glad that you have achieved a goal that you wanted . . . I think I heard a faint noise last might, must have been the squeal from your direction.

RiNNE said...

Congratulations!! Your card is so amazing! Love this sketch and the patterned paper you chose.

NinaB said...

Yay, congratulations! Who wouldn't pick you to be on their DT? I love your work. It's such an honor to have you Guest DT for me.

Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Woo hoo Lisa!! Congrats!! You are so deserving!! Can't wait to see more of your creations for this challenge dt.
I just love this joyful creation. Awesome take on the sketch!! Love your dp and colors!!

hugs and blessings,


leenda said...

Yea for you!! Congrats & have fun creating! This card is fabulous!

chelemom said...

YAY! Congrats to you!!! Your work is beautiful!

Stamp and Smile said...

OK, can this card get any prettier? "NOT", because it's {{PERFECT!!}} And the button, fluffy trim detail on the Santa hats, your DP is so perfectly balance and do I need to go any more... :)

Again a BIG con'grats on the news and you will warm our hearts!!


Keesh said...

A very BIG Congratulations to you Lisa! I know you will do the team proud!!! Love Keesh x

Debbie Pamment said...

Wooohoooo - I bet you can hear me scream for joy for you from here - LOL. Have a WONDERFUL time in your new role - think you'll have to give up work and just craft soon - LOL
In all the excitement I forgot to tell you how wonderful your card is - perfection plus!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I hear you on all counts! Congrats Lisa...this is totally deserved and I'm ecstatic for you-your card was AMAZING and I know you've been a fan of TE for a long time like me! Def hear ya on the KI kits too-I keep saying "I don't need that one" but it always find its way home, LOL!

Helen said...

I really, really, really like this card! It's awesome!

Helen said...

I really, really, really like this card! It's awesome!

Kristine said...

Congratulations (again) sweetie!! :) I'm so very happy for you!! You'll have a blast.


Maureen said...

How exciting - congratulations!! Love this card - it's just too sweet!

Tracy said...

Woo-hoo!!! Congratulations Lisa. Your card was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Soooo well deserved. I can't wait to see what other fun you bake up!


Anonymous said...

I know that it is not the first time that I said congratulation but I wanted to sat it here too!!!! This is going to be a great adventure. And as I have gotten to know you this couldn't happen to a sweeter gal. Have a blast.

jo said...

Love what you did with the sketch! So pretty!

Sheila said...

Huge Congratulations from me too Lisa, you rock girl!! :), your creations are just fabulous and this one is just stunning I love that image, it's just beautiful!!.
Sheila xx