Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanks for being my friend...

...and I DO mean THANK YOU! What a blessing you all are to me!

Hey everyone! It's Wednesday, and that means a double challenge day for me! First up, La-La Land's Weekly Wednesday Challenge. This week the challenge is to make a thank-you card. I love making thank-you cards! My mom raised me to send thank-you cards, and I've tried to do the same with my boys. It's definitely the right thing to do...and hand made is the best kind, don't you think?

That sweet image is Rosie With Bird. The greeting is from a retired Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set. I made the tag using my Labels 5 Nesties. I first cut the white tag, then adhered it to cardstock and cut around the edge by hand. The fabulous paper, ribbon and buttons are from a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit. Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE and depend on TE Key Ingredients Kits? (*grin*) Hi Candace!

You MUST play along this week because there's an AWESOME blog candy to be had. The winner of these goodies will be randomly selected from all entries:


The second challenge for the day is, of course, Whimsical Wednesdays: The Diedrich Dare. This week's challenge by Jessica's DD Madelyn is to make an easel card. I hadn't tried this technique before, although I've seen them on lots of blogs. It's actually a pretty cool technique. I think I'll have to try it again.

If you don't already know how to make an easel card, there's a good tutorial here, which is also illustrated on The Diedrich Dare challenge blog. (Note there are two pages to the tutorial.) Mine is 5 1/4 square because that's my standard size for square cards and I have the envelopes to match.

For more inspiration, be sure to check out what the other Daredevils have created:

Thanks so much for stopping by. Why not go and hug a friend today? I'll see you back here tonight at 8:00 pm PDT with another great blog hop for Gina K, featuring stamps by my friend Nina Brackett!

13 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

ADORABLE Lisa, and so fun.

Elena said...

Wonderful Easel card! This Rosie is so sweet!

Kristine said...

Sooo CUTE! Aren't these easel cards fun?! Love your fun DP too and you colored her hair red, just like MINE! =) - not that anyone else out there has red hair, huh?! LOL

Alice Wertz said...

this is such an adorable card Lisa! love the pps you used!!

Candace said...

LOL!!!! My kit just came in today!!! I am so excited because it is my first one. I used to get scrapbooking kits and I cancelled those so I can get this one. Love it!! I especially love that it comes in that great box! I also love your card! It is so cute. I love lots of things today, I guess. :) I totally agree on the thank you cards. I always try and send thank you cards.

Randi said...

Very cute Lisa! I love those fall colors with the aqua combo!! And that image with the little bird is adorable!

Stamp and Smile said...

You are such a {{blessing}} to all of us bloggers with your FANTASTIC talent Lisa!! (And such a good friend to have!!) LOVE ♥ the warm fall colors with your sentiment... it warms my heart for sure!!

Hope all is going well with you and enjoying some fall weather!! God Bless... :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Lisa! This KI was one of my favs (ok...I say that about all of them...I know!), and I ADORE this image and the easel card!!
Oh...check out my blog tomorrow as I know you love the KI too (wink wink!)

Debbie Pamment said...

Waaaayyyyy too cute Miss Lisa! Am loving the way you are putting cards together - how do you find the time!!
And on a personal note - THANK YOU for being MY friend - just wish this post was as cute as your card - LOL
xXx

Pam S. said...

super sweet card lisa! love the image and papers and design you used!
Pam Going Postal

Shesjetlagd said...

Super sweet card! Love the DP and great coloring! :)

Irina said...

What a great easel card!!! LOVE it!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Rebecca Ednie said...

Ilove this card. The buttons to prop up hte easel are a nice touch. In case I don't get around to this week's post, we will miss you and hope youe schedule changes so you can come back sometime.