Friday, April 30, 2010

I've Got a New Thing Going!

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Happy Happy weekend, everyone!  I am grateful to have a day of 'leisure' - lol!  I am so looking forward to getting some serious crafting done.  Does that ever happen for you?  It seems that my good intentions turn into distractions and 'putting out fires' instead of relaxing with my beloved paper, copics and goodies!  I have a couple of stamps that I am itching to ink up and I also have some stamping to do for a swap!  Fun, fun, fun : )  These are the things that make up a great weekend for me.  It also helps if the sun is shining, but it's not hot.

I am at the place in my life where I have the dreaded hot flashes.  I had a complete hysterectomy 6 months ago, so I was immediately menopausal - ugh!  You know, it's not that bad though.  Here's a story that my DH thinks is SO FUNNY - not!!!!  When I told him that I was cold, he said, "Well, just have a hot flash."  Ha ha ha you see a smile on my face?  It would be much funnier if it was him we were talking about.  That would be hilarious - hee hee!

CLP = Crafting Life's Pieces.  Have you checked out this Monthly Sketch Challenge Blog?  Chelsea's sketches are so much fun!!!  You may have noticed that Chelsea had a DT Call awhile ago.  She now has completed that task and is ready to introduce you to her brand spankin new Design Team!  You should see the amazing talent she has all in one place!!!  Honestly, I'm still pinching myself because I get to create alongside these giants of creativity in blogland - woo hoo!!!  Such an honor... thank you so much, Chelsea!

Here's my card for May's Challenge #25 at CLP

This is Springtime Hannah with Butterflies. I won this stamp in a blog candy from Michelle at The Pixie Cottage.  Thank you, again, Michelle!  I love her : )  Isn't she the cutest ever?  I used foam dots to pop up the image to create a more layered look...

Dress, bow & butterfly: B26 B23 B21 B00 B000
Blouse: Y26 Y23 Y21
Hair: E13 Y23 Y21 Y11
Skin: E11 E21 E00 E000
Grass: G24 G21 G20
Flowers: R85 R83 R81
Shoes: E18 E15 W3
DP:  Aimee Asher Country Girl Digi-download
Photo Corner punch:  Paper Shapers
Mini Roses:  Prima

Here's the sketch I followed.  I LOVE it!!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - #101 3D
Flutter By Wednesdays
Tellen's Place - Flowers
Sweet Stampin - It's Summer Time

Thanks for stopping by, my friends!  I'm so glad you came to visit...

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~



Margreet said...

this is fantastic Lori.....this card makes someone happy.....your colouring is just fab!
xxx Margreet

Wishcraft said...

Such a beautiful card. That image is lovely and I know I probably say it everytime, but your colouring is wonderful :o) Lisa x

Jen said...

These are such beautiful spring colours and your image is just stunning.
Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew this time.
Jen x

Chelsea said...

Hi Lori, your hubby is funny about the hot flashes. That image is so adorable and I'm a big fan of your coloring. It's so beautiful with all the shading. Those photo corners with the gold studs are so pretty. Have a great time crafting! ~Chelsea

Amy said...

Gasp! Wow! What a beautiful card!

Katie said...

Gorgeous card, you made a fabulous job with our Hannah!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Sandra H. said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I am honored that you decided to play with Hannah, absolutely beautiful!

Congrats on your new DT position!

Liz said...

Beautiful work there lovely card Thanks for joining OSAAT this week just love your entry hope you pop in tomorrow to see our new challenge
Liz x


Hi Lori
A gorgeous card and a beautiful image,gorgeous colouring,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oooo big congratulations Lori and what a wonderful card the colours and design are beautiful.

Lorraine x

Tammy said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

Unknown said...

Beautiful creation, lovely detail and colours, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card :-) this image is adorable and the colours and papers you used are lovely :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Shirl said...

Fits our challenge perfectly and the colours are gorgeous along with the image.
Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Angels and good luck with the top 3.
Hugs Shirley x x x

Mandy said...

Lori your card is stunning hun, such a gorgeous image and embellies, and your colouring is beautiful as always.
Take care my sweet friend anf keep warm lol
love n hugs Mandy xx

Martine said...

oh wow this is sooo pretty, wonderful papers and embellies, such a sweet image too, thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Challenge :)



Elise said...

Oh Lori! This is truly delightful!!! I absolutely LOVE the coloring you've done on her .. it's amazing! And the colors on this card just totally sings summertime fun!!! Gorgeous work! I LOVE IT!

Unknown said...

Lori you did a fabulous job with this stamp, I am delighted that you colored her up for this challenge!!

Unknown said...

You are great with the copics

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Fab card and wonderful flowers :) Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, and don't forget to check back for the new challenge and a special store anouncement in just a few hours :D

* Shell B.* said...

Just hopping along and stumbled by...Wonderful card, love the colors!


* Shell B.* said...

Just hopping along and stumbled by...Wonderful card, love the colors!


Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

LOL - *smiling* because of the hot flashes story. Thanks for sharing,- got to see the humour in things, even though it's oneself someone's joking about...! Might not be easy always when it happens - there and then - but afterwards it's good to be able to smile from it. :)

Your card - is just adorable! Love the summer feeling it gives. And I just got to love your perfect colouring of this beautiful image!!
Happy to work with you and the rest of the ladies on the CLP team!

Hope your weekend is good and relaxing. Hugs, Hege :)

Linda Coughlin said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the strong color combo and your image is perfectly colored and so beautiful. Great job on the April Showers challenge! So happy you could have fun with us at the Creative Card Crew this week.

Allison said...

sooo pretty
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Unknown said...

A lovely card and a very cute image thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

blackdragon said...

smashing card...thanks for joining us at Tellens place. xxxlynx

Danni said...

What a pretty card! I just adore that image! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!!

Do What You Love said...

WOW! I am loving the color coordination of this beautiful card; love the beautiful flowered lace, not to mention the beautiful roses! I just love you you put the ribbon with the flower - everything is just GORGEOUS! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place. :~)

Do What You Love said...

P.S. The remark your husband made about you getting cold and him saying, just have a hot flash - LOL! THAT was hilarious...I laugh now because my hot flash days aren't as often, though I'm menopausal and some days you just gotta laugh! That was a good one - I needed that today! :-)

Kimberly S said...

What a lovely card, and such beautiful coloring. Thanks so much for joining us this week for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

RobinJ said...

This is just a beautiful card. Such wonderful colors and a great design! Thanks for playing with us at Tellen's Place!
Hugs, RobinJ

Adrina said...

Wonderful card, your colouring is awesome. Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage.
Adrina XX

Alicia said...

Such a pretty card! Love the image and the use of the Copics. Thanks for playing with us at Tellen's Place!

Sam said...

This is brill hun. Love eveything about it - image, colouring, papers...just great. Thanks for joining us last week at OSAAT.
Sam x

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is one gorgeous card. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Patricia Mae said...

This is so cute, I love the spring colors in it. Very nice.

Queen La Rubba said...

Your card is so precious! Lov ethe imgae! Your coloring is perfect and I love your darling DP!
Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future! I invite you to hop on over and celebrate my DT positions with me by entering in my candy giveaway!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Faye said...

Your card is just so pretty, I love the colouring, you are fab. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. x

Jo said...

Love the colours used and the yummy paper.
Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Sweet Stampin!
Jo xx

Jodi said...

Such a pretty card! Love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!

Joynana said...

Love your colors, they make for a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Lori! *waving*

Your card is oh-so-sweet! I love the color combination, and your coloring is perfect!

I'm so happy to be on the CLP DT with you! I can't wait to see more of your beauty!


PS: Thanks for putting your lace resource in this post... I must have it's fabulousness in my hands!

email: said...

This is great! I love the sparkles on the butterfly and her bow! Very cute :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Kristie W. said...

This is SOOOO pretty!! I think it's one of my favorites of the week. Thanks so much for playing along at Flutter By Wednesday!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Adorable card Lori! I love the image and all of the beautiful flowers. Thanks for playing this week with the Pixie Cottage.

thread-bare said...

Wow this is such a pretty card. I love the blue that you have used. Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT. x Clare (DT) x

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous,love the colour combo and your beautiful colouring!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

stephanne said...

I too, am still pinching myself because I get to create alongside YOU!!! Wonderful card, dear Lori, I love the colours and that image is sooo sweet!! It's a pleasure to be on the team with you dear, and yes, it would be quite hilarious if men had hotflashes, then maybe they'd be a bit more merciful towards us women!!
Take Care,

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