Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Walking in a Winter Lala Land!

Hello my friends! Have you missed me? Well, I really haven't been gone that long... just a couple of days. I'm commuting again this week to Santa Ana for the second of four core classes to earn my CCIM designation. Some of you might remember me sending "postcards from the freeway" last time. I am NOT good at commuting. The traffic is enough to send me over the edge. And wouldn't you know that after longing for some winter weather, I finally get my wish... just when it's time for me to get on the freeway every day this week. Argh! Folks out here don't seem to understand the concept of slowing down when it's pouring rain.

All I can say is Thanks be to God for keeping me safe and for Christmas music, which helps jolly me along when I'm creeping at 2-5 mph for 30-45 minutes (I kid you not!). Speaking of which, have you heard Josh Groban's rendition of It Came Upon A Midnight Clear? OMGoodness! And I can't help but turn up all of The Carpenters' tunes. Karen Carpenter is one of my all-time favorite singers, probably because she's an alto so I can actually sing along reasonably well. Okay, so I'm only a star in my own shower (and car).

If you happen to see a dark-haired woman in a white Camry singing to herself on the 241 merging into the 91, let me in! {LOL}

Of course, if it's Wednesday, it's time for another fabulous La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge, and I happen to be the hostess this week! I picked a color challenge because I'm LOVING the new Christmas colors of pink and green. So the challenge this week is to use pink and green (and a neutral of your choice, if you so desire) in your card/project. How easy is that?

There's a prize up for grabs, so why not play along??? You can use any stamps you want!!!

My card features the adorable Winter Lala. I decided to paper piece her hat, jacket and skirt. The DP is from the Lemonade collection by Basic Grey. And that fabulous snowflake you see... that was created by my BFF Debbie Pamment and sent to me with a few others for my birthday. They are so nice, I told Debbie I hate to use them on my cards 'cause then I'll have none left, but she promised me more if I want them. Beautiful, isn't it? That's why I say that Lala is walking in a winter "lala" land... where else would you see snowflakes that big and beautiful? Irina says she looks like she just made a snow angel. I love that!

The sketch is by Karen Giron for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #47. I just recently discovered Karen's sketch challenges and LOVE what I see. I will definitely play again.

I have a post scheduled tomorrow of more beautiful handmade birthday cards I received, and then I'll be back on Friday with the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge, and hopefully back to normal (whatever that is!) by the weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by!

13 comments:

Patti J said...

Hi Lisa! Wow girl, that snowflake really IS beautiful! Great job Debbie! You card is absolutely wonderful!!! And I have to say that if you must turn up the radio and sing on the highway, you certainly have good taste in holiday music! That song by JG gives me goose bumpies!!! Have a great day dear friend, and please be careful out there!

Elena said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful challenge, Lisa!
Your card is so beautiful! Love the colors of course, and what a pretty snowflake!

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors on this Lisa - and the wonderful lace behind your cute little girl!

Helen said...

So cute! I love that snowflake and your dp as awesome as your image! And that flourish!!! Love it!
Blessings!
~H

Claire Brennan said...

Soo pretty Lisa!!! and keep singing!!

Kristine said...

Beautiful card Lisa! :) Love that big snowflake and your DP is perfect for this cute 'new' Christmas color challenge! Love your flourish too! :)

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

shes so pretty, love the unique colours!

Alice Wertz said...

very pretty! love the piece of lace you used! beautiful!

Darla said...

Great card Lisa! Love the color combo! Hope your commute is going okay. I enjoy a lot of Josh Groban's Christmas songs...I also enjoy "Angels we have heard on High".

Chrissy D said...

Great coloring and card, Lisa!

Kathy said...

WOW Lisa this is just gorgeous!!! I love that lace behind Lala and her paper pieced skirt is fabulous!! Such a pretty card! Thanks for the lovely challenge!
:)Kathy

Lori said...

Hey, Lisa! Isn't it great when the music in the car is just right so we actually sound good? LOL!!! I love the pink and green too, and just posted one the other day. Guess I need to make another for the challenge!

jo said...

Love the card - super adorable!

And LOVE The Carpenters too. Yes, a youngin' like me can get get down with some Karen Carpenter on karaoke! :) So sad about the way she passed away. I really think she was a blessing to the world of music.