Friday, October 30, 2009

Sending You Warm Hugs & Cocoa Wishes

Happy Friday! If you're reading this between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:30 pm PST on Friday, October 30th, then please send me some power thoughts. I'm in the middle of taking a 4.5-hour test on what I learned this week about financial analysis for commercial real estate investment. You're jealous aren't you? It's a miracle I have a creative thought left in my head!

All kidding aside, it was a very interesting class, and two of the best instructors I've ever had. Not only were they thorough, well-organized and easy to follow, they had great senses of humor. We spent a lot of time laughing. I'm sure going to miss the brownies they served every afternoon. I swear they were the best I ever had. (As you can tell, I have my priorities!)

Anyway, I'm pretty sure I got the right sketch this time, but this is coming from the same girl who put her sunglasses on to drive in the dark. I'm not too sure of anything right now except that if your cost of funds is less than your IRR, then you have positive leverage.

Oh wait a minute...wrong subject!

Yes, today is Friday and that means another wonderful sketch challenge from Taylored Expressions. I couldn't resist using the newest digi images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Sweet Cocoa and Hot Cocoa Sentiments. Isn't that image just the cutest! And I love the sentiment. That's what I'm sending all of you... warm hugs and cocoa wishes... and a promise that I'll catch up on my blog surfing and emails this weekend!

The DP is from Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly mini deck. My newest Borderabilities is peeking out from behind the main image. The rhinestone snowflakes were something I had in my stash, and I replaced the middle rhinestones with red ones.

I hope you'll play in the TESC Sketch Challenge this week! I can't wait to see what you create! And don't forget to stop by and visit the rest of the Sketch Crew. They are so amazingly talented, your senses will undoubtedly be delighted!

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

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a hot cocoa day (unless, of course, you're here in California, in which case, make it an iced tea!).


Sherrie said...

This is so sweet Lisa! I love all that bling, there is so much to look at and enjoy!
Have a fun Halloween!

Jami said...

Lisa your card is Darling - love the blingy snowflakes! Good luck on your teSt today!!!

Helen said...

Sending prayers of calm nerves and confidence your way! You're going to do a wonderful job on that test!
I love this card! The little mouse is soooo cute!
Have a wonderful day!

Cindy Haffner said...

Sweet job on the sketch, love it.

Melissa Sauls said...

First of all LOTS of luck on the test today! Second of all, BEAUTIFUL card!!!! What an adorable image. Gorgeous coloring on that super cute mouse...those ears are too cute!

peggysue said...

Okay, you made me laugh! If my whoosie whatsis is upside down that's positive leverage for an idea brewing . . . something something. :) As I write this you are breathing a big sigh of relief because according to time differentials I believe your big test is now over! and I'm sure you scored marvelously well, if not, show them this card for extra points. I would give it extra points.

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute, Lisa!! so lovely!

Leah said...

I'm sure you did great on your test! Be sure to let us know;) Love your card! So fun and cozy:)

Patti J. said...

Hi Lisa - it's about 1;45 where you are, and I'm sending cyber-hugs and well wishes your way! Take your sunglasses off for testing though! Good luck, darlin' - get this class behind you so you don't have to spend all day on the freeway! Love your card! You are a natural with the TE stamps!!! Great job, I love everything about it!

Sharron said...

By now the test is over--bet you did great! Love this card-- just the cutest mouse and sweet sentiment--love all the colors and bling! Fantastic job!

Kristine said...

This is the SWEETEST and CUTEST image I tell ya! LOVE that you can paper piece the cup! :) Well, you're finally done with that class--Hope all went well?! I've got 6 young ladies at my house right now and a full day tomorrow! Aaaack! By Sunday afternoon I'm hoping to get a little down time--hopefully some crash time. :) Hope to catch up with ya soon!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Lisa. Love the colors, that cute image, the bling snowflakes... great take on the sketch. TFS!

craftykitten said...

Hi Lisa,
Cute card and super cute image. Love the colours you have used. Fab.
Dawn xx

Sandy said...

Your card is Super Duper cute!!! Isn't the mouse just the sweetest thing? Your papers are perfect too!

Rose said...

this is so cute! now i want some cocoa :0) hope your test went well and so sorry you wont get any more brownies!

Debbie Pamment said...

Aaaw Lisa - this little guy is soooo cute!! And love the colours and layout - you may not have much time but you are using it VERY well!!!
Brownies huh - did they make the commute worthwhile - LOL.

Debbie Pamment said...

P.S. Am betting you aced the test....well I have everything crossed for you too - LOL

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