Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Santa Lala

Hello dear friends! Have you missed me? I'm attending a class this week related to my work, to which I have to commute in the infamous California traffic. Trust me, it's just as bad as you might have heard, maybe even worse. I honestly don't know how those who commute for a living do it. I'd probably take up boozing if I had a steady diet of this. Not to mention, no way would I have time to stamp! Anyway, it's taking a lot of my time and energy right now, but I'll be done by Friday and back to regular posting this weekend. Hopefully, all this left-brain activity won't steal my mojo!

If it's Wednesday, it's time for another challenge at La-La Land Crafts! Lucky me is your hostess this week! I chose RIBBON as my challenge. I LOVE ribbon. I can hardly stand to make a card without it. Ribbon comes in so many beautiful colors and textures, it can actually be the inspiration for your card... or the perfect finishing touch. Either way, I hope you'll join us this week. And guess what! The challenge winner will receive Santa Lala as a prize!!! Yep, it's true! So please join us!

My card, of course, features sweet Santa Lala. I can't tell if she's been naughty or nice, but she sure is cute, isn't she?

Be sure to click over to the La-La Land Crafts Blog to see all the goodness cooked up by the Design Team, and to wish our Guest DT for August-October a fond farewell. They most certainly will be missed!

The cardstock, DP and ribbon are from Papertrey Ink. The Christmas tree is by Me and My Big Ideas (thanks Irina!). I couldn't resist using some Liquid Applique for the fur trim, which I heated up for "puff" then dipped in glitter for a bit of sparkle. Gotta love sparkle!

If it's Wednesday, that also means it's time for Whimsical Wednesdays: The Diedrich Dare. I totally whiffed and modeled my card after the wrong sketch!!! I have no idea how that happened. I'm not usually so lame. It must be a case of Old Age Setting In. And there was no time to make another card by the time I realized it (for the reason, see the first paragraph above). But I really hope you'll hop around and see what the other Daredevils have created using the right sketch. I'm sure you'll love what you see.

Forgive me, girls, for this gaff! I'll be back next week with the right sketch!

I hope to catch up on blog surfing and emails this weekend, so please bear with me. I'll post again on Friday for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. In the meantime, wish me luck with the traffic...and on the exam!

Have a la-la lovely day!


Debbie Pamment said...

Stunning Christmas card - sooo much fun and the ribbon is BEAUTIFUL!

I hope your course - and commuting - is finished soon - it sounds like it's not much fun!!!

Take care lovely lady - and drive safe!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh look how pretty, love this.

Jacquie said...

Hey! I LOVE this!! Your creation is AWESOME~!!! Hope you are having a blast at your class!!

Take care!

Saskia said...

Lovely, bright card!!!

Saskia :)

Kristine said...

♫ Outside the snow if falling and friends are calling... YOOOOHOOO ♫ LOL!

LOVE THIS Lisa! Super cute and this was actually my first pick of these new stamps! Love your cute tree etc too and of courese the big green BOW! Awesome challenge... I love ribbon too! :)

Poor Lis Lis... this class (and traffic) has you all in a hulabaloo doesn't it?! So sorry work had to throw you such a curve ball, but GOOD LUCK with the exam, hope you catch up on sleep and card making and are back to your old self soon!

(... I mean, YOUNG self!) heehee!

Cassie said...

isn't ribbon just wonderful?!
your card certainly is - really cute image - not very familiar with them so will have to check them out further!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Actually, when you turn it clockwise a rotation it ALMOST gets away with it LOL! No worries, lady! LOVE your card anyway. Good luck w/ your weekend and try to relax! Hugs!

Sandra MacLean said...

LOL!! Lisa, I've done that a few times myself! :) Don't worry about's still a GORGEOUS card! :D

Darla said...

I love the card Lisa! And all the little details like the glittery fluffy white on her collar, hood, and skirt, and the glittery star. You do awesome work! And sounds like the commute this week has been rough. Hope you survive!

Stamp and Smile said...

CUTE, CUTE and did I say "CUTE!" What a darling card Lisa... I just LOVE that DP's and yummy ribbon! And that sparkly star is stunning... so perfect for that special someone!

O' I see Friday you are done with your class! I wish you the BEST on the Exam Lisa!! You will be awesome and by Friday night you will have to have a glass of wine to celebrate... wish I was there to enjoy it with you! SMILES.. and I'll e-mail you this weekend!! Toodles... :)

Kim R. said...

Beautiful card. I think it looks great. Sorry it took me so long to make my rounds.