Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Saturday!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I'm happy to say that I've actually had some time to stamp, although my mojo is taking awhile to warm up. I almost didn't share these cards, but then decided "what the heck."

The first card is one I actually did a week or so ago when I thought I'd have time to do all of the March Viva la Verve Sketches. It wasn't to be (sad face), but at least I did two of them (see March 17 post for the other)!
This was for the March Week 1 Sketch. I set this card aside for so long because I could not figure out if the buttons looked right, and I also could not figure out where to put a greeting. Oh well. Sometimes you just have to call it good and move on.

But at least I got to play with this adorable Riding Hood Anya digital stamp by The Greeting Farm, which I colored with Copics. I just love The Greeting Farm images, and Marie has the most fun blog called Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm. You should check it out. I love the way she does the Question of the Day. I think I'm going to start doing that. It's a fun way to get to know your blogging friends.

The paper is from the Hog Heaven collection by Sassafras Lass. The pattern is pretty busy... but I thought it appropriate for Little Red Riding Hood to appear as though she were in the forest, on her way to Grandma's House. Besides, I love the phrase "Hog Heaven." That's a good place to be, don't you know! LOL

The next card is from a set by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs called Bo Peep's Sheep. (I'm sensing a pattern here... children's stories...hmmmmm). I actually won this set from Anna herself as surprise blog candy!!!! Woo hoo!!! Not only is Anna one of my very favorite artists, she also blogs about life on her farm in Texas, which I find absolutely facsinating. Which is so funny because I am NOT the outdoor type. But I love her stories and videos about the animals (lots of baby chicks these days), and of course her artwork is always fun and inspirational.This card was for the TCP Tuesday Sketch, which I saw on Jen del Muro's blog.I don't have any TCP stamps (frown), but I liked the sketch and thought I'd give it a whirl. Unfortunately, it isn't quite as eye catching as I thought it would be (not the sketch... my version). For one thing, I should have embossed the yellow strip with a CB folder. (Don't you hate when you figure stuff like that out too late?) For another, I think the paper washes out too much. It's the cutest paper by SEI, but perhaps too soft. I don't know.

I hear the dryer buzzing, so off I go. Thanks for stopping by, and PLEASE don't forget to make a donation to the Non-Raffle for Victorian Bushfires Appeal and encourage your friends to donate, too. This is a very worthy cause, and we need your help! Not to mention the fact that it gives you chances to win some awesome prizes. Have you seen the prize gallery lately? Wowser!

Before I go, here is my Question of the Day (inspired by Marie):

What is your favorite coffee drink?

Mine is a Starbucks Grande Vanilla Latte, which is what I'm drinking right now!


Kristine B. said...

They turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! You def. had some mojo going on ☺ Love the "Li'l Red Riding Hood' scene on the first one--perfect papers to match...woodsy feel! Love your buttons even. And the 2nd is very soft and pretty--great sketch!! ☺

Have a great weekend Lisa!

Debbie Pamment said...

Hey Lisa - lovely to see you back stamping - have missed your sunny creations. I think you've done a FABULOUS job on both your cards - but admit your Little Red Riding Hood is my fave!!!
My answer to your question of the day - mochacino - wouldn't it be nice to share a coffee sometime - it's on my wish list...

Stamp and Smile said...

Hey girly!! What awesome cards you created and SO GLAD you shared... :) Fun spring-y colors on the 2nd card and LOVE the pearls!! The first card is SO sweet with the little girl and the rich DP is great eye candy!!! Your making me want to stamp... YES!! You did you job again... Hugs Lisa and chat more soon... :)

Susan said...

Little Miss Riding Hood is so cute. Love the paper you used for the background. The way the buttons are placed it makes me think she is sitting on a chair...I like it! Your spring card is very pretty too. Glad to see you posting my dear. We miss you out here in "card land." And to answer the final question (like you don't know) SKINNY VANILLA LATTE!

Stamp and Smile said...

Ohh I forgot... Mine is Spiced Chai tea!! YUMM-O... lets have a cup soon! :)