Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Birthday Card for Cameron, and a Pretty Flower Girl

Believe it or not, this is my third post for today. Please scroll down for the other two, including this week's card for Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

I tried... I really did. I wanted to complete all of the 12 Days of Sketches at Splendid Stamping With The Greeting Farm, but I didn't pace myself properly. It was about 4:30 this afternoon (Pacific time), when I was half-way through my 10th of 12, that I realized there was no way I'd finish them all on time for the drawing without doing a total slap-up job, and I'm just not up to that. So I took a break and took a nap! Hahahaha! It was bliss... because tomorrow, it's back to work and the so-called "normal" routine after two fabulous weeks at home.

My son Avery needs a birthday card for a friend, so I used My Guy Ian.

This was also a good excuse to use that metal sheet and emboss it with my CB folder to make a more masculine card. Avery was a little worried when I said I'd make Cameron a card... he's seen so many of my "girly" cards, he probably thought I'd make something too goofy for his friend. But he likes it! I think it's the metal that got him. In his words, "cool!" Plus, of course, I kept the embellies to a minimum.

This card was based on Sketch 6 by my blogging buddy Cindy Haffner. I LOVE her art, and I LOVE her sketches! The DP is from the Mr. Campy collection by Cosmo Cricket. I can't remember where I got the metal sheets, but the screw brads are from GinaK.

My next card features one of the new Miss Anyas from the Miss Anya Love collection. I LOVE her hair! And, of course, I love anything with flowers.

This follows Sketch 7 by the amazing Jessica Diedrich. The DP is from a past Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit, but you can still get the paper... the Feeling Groovy Collection.

I got half-way finished with a card based on Sketch 11, which I'll finish and post another day. And who knows? I may still do the other two sketches. Why not? It's been fun!

But first, stay tuned for a sneak peek of some ADORABLE new stamps being released on January 7th from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps AND a wonderful new set coming soon from Waltzingmouse Stamps, and nine... count 'em nine... new stamps coming from La-La Land Crafts (huge blog hop with lots of prizes coming up on Wednesday!).

As they say, we now return to our regular programming. Be sure and check back for a week of fun!!!


Sammi said...

these are Gorgeous Lisa! Awesome card for Cameron - that metal looks GREAT!
and I adore your girly card with Miss Anya!

Alice Wertz said...

i am glad that you decided to enjoy the process of making those cards rather than rush them for the deadline, Lisa!!! although i think your cards would come out as good as they always are even if you need to rush. =) Love both of your card! the metal-look piece on the Ian card makes it look so manly and handsome!! lovely Miss Anya card, too! love them both!! =)

Debbie Pamment said...

As always these are AMAZING - don't you just love that embossing folder for boys!!!
I too am "trying" to return my life to "normal" - whatever THAT is - LOL. Hope to be a more frequent visitor too now my visitors are gone - have missed stopping in to see you!!!
Am off to check out the rest of your work - am sure it will ALL be INCREDIBLE lovely Lisa!
Don't work tooooo hard....

Cindy Haffner said...

These are wonderful Lisa, what fun.

Stressed Stamper said...

Fab cards - but hey you need to slow down as you will burn out!


Becky said...

Fabulous, so cute.

Kim Y. said...

Too cute for words, Lisa! Awesome job, girlfriend!

theneon said...

When you can get a "cool" from your son, you know you've made the grade! Both of these cards are terrific -- but the Ian card is just "way cool." I can see that you have truly enjoyed your time at home. Happy New Year!

Ceal said...

both of your cards are Awesomw Lisa! TFS. I love that added piece of metal for the boys card

Lori said...

I can't get over how awesome that boy card is!!!! The metal and cb folder, with the screw brads is, WOW! I need to get some of that, for the nephews. Anya's hair is beautiful, love the way you colored it! Hugs-Lori