Friday, December 11, 2009

Discover Your Wings

Hey hey hey...Happy Friday everyone! Time for another fun Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge!

Don't you just love the stamps I used for my card? They are from the newest release in the Taylored Expressions Whimsical Wishes line called Discover Your Wings. Not only are they incredibly beautiful stamps, but $7 from the sale of each Discover Your Wings stamp set will be donated to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. You can read all about it on Taylor's blog here.

I was able to put this card together quickly using the Bloom and Grow Card Kit. I'm just loving these new kits... everything is ready for you to make at least 10 cards plus a matching box. I bought one of each to make Christmas gifts for Grandma E, my mother-in-law, and my step-mother. I think they'll love them, and I'll sure have fun making them. It's supposed to rain buckets this weekend, so I'll tuck in with a fire in the fireplace and the tree all decorated and craft to my heart's content. I can hardly wait! (Of course, the soft sounds of the washer and dryer will be going in the background. Ha!)

Today is my last day of commuting to Santa Ana for the class I've been taking this week... it's exam time! I wish I could be as sure of the traffic as I am about passing the exam. It's supposed to rain, so who knows how long it will take to get there and back. You wouldn't believe how lucky I was yesterday... both on the way there AND on the way back, I was part of the first wave of cars to pass fresh accidents, meaning I got by before the back-up really started. Fortunately, neither accident looked very serious. I'll be glad to go back to my 10-minute drive to work on city streets next Monday.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. Before you head off to play in this week's sketch challenge, be sure to check out what the rest of the Sketch Crew created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration:

Jami Sibley: More is More
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
and of course Taylor herself: Taylored Expressions

These girls rock!

20 comments:

Sherrie said...

LOVE the fun whimsy in your card Lisa, the colors are delightful and that flourish....well that is just plain FABULOUS!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

This is fabulous, Lisa! I love how you used the card kit and that crystal flourish was the perfect addition to your beautiful card!

Natalie said...

Love those embellishments!! Great card Lisa and I love the design. That is such pretty paper, too!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a beautiful card, Lisa!!!

Jami said...

Lisa your card is seriously GORGEOUS!!! Love the way you stamped the flowers in the background...and that zva flourish behind the dragonfly - WOW! Really gorgeous!!!

Good luck on your drive today - rain and Friday - YUCKO!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Lisa. Love the new TE images, the colors, and the embellishments. Great job on the sketch! TFS!

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

Just gorgeous!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Loving the colors!

Danni said...

This is a gorgeous card! I just adore it!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! love that stamp set!! so so pretty!!!

Kim Y. said...

This is so pretty, Lisa! I love the patterned paper too!

Saskia said...

Lovely work!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Tanya Rudd said...

Look at how bright this is. Dragonflies are one of my favorites.

Hugs
Tanya

JAN said...

a beautiful and very different card that is very well designed and put together and i adore dragonflies and instant fave( love the pearl and bling trails )

Shelly said...

What a fabulous card, Lisa!!! It is so gorgeous.

Moni said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the papers! Hugs,Moni

Samantha said...

This is soooo pretty! :0)

Stamp and Smile said...

O,boy some "FABALICIOUS" eye candy going on here girl... I have been so in love &hearrs; with Dragon Flies lately... and maybe that's the "NEW butterfly mode for me!" We'll see... :) Such fun rich colors with those nice layers.

I hope you are all bundled up "cozy warm" with FUZZY slippers this weekend enjoying some holiday spirit and making cards! So happy you are done with your long commutes and hope all went well with the Exam on Friday!! You did an amazing job I'm sure.. :)

Kimberly S said...

What a gorgeous card, and those colors are beautiful! :)