Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wish You Were Here...

A lot to share, so sorry for the looooong  post...

Sneak peek of my Make It Monday DT card

But first,
It's Monday so that means
Challenge Time at

As always, our theme is ANYTHING GOES and the lovely sponsor
for this week is...

and she is generously offering this...
to our winning commenter!
But WAIT, there's more.
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Now before I show you my cards, 
I'd like to present you with my 
Pick Of the Week
from all the wonderful entries at
Make It Monday

Here it is...

Thanks so much  Grace for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!

Okay, about my cards...
I thought I'd lost my mojo the other night when I was trying to come up with a DT card.
After looking through a bazillion-jillion books and pictures, I decided that I'd just settle on a sentiment and go from there.
I chose this sentiment,
"Wish You Were Here"
My inspiration for this sentiment is my husband, 
who is currently serving overseas, and I thought it would be perfect.
 To challenge myself a bit,
I decided to repeat the same sentiment and change the images.
Here's what I came up with.

Sentimental, Wish You Were Here
I intentionally skipped a tree and only left the stump

I used the thumping method to color these trees

Cute, Wish You Were Here
Sentiment is on the inside
(disregard that I accidentally stamped her neck onto her face...oops!)

Flirty, Wish You Were Here
I didn't have a pillow stamp so these are hand drawn.  
Which is why it looks like he has a California King and hers is a chicklet. 

and lastly,
Humorous, Wish You Were Here
Sentiment is stamped on the inside.

Here's a little tutorial on how I made the bird

SU Owl Punch for base
Additional owl for the feet color (but I took pic of wrong side)
Placed over the feet
Cut off top portion to round out the body
Punch circle for the head (add 3D dot)
Punch out belly color
Punch out beak (small heart used here)
Add the wings
Add the "where'd you go" eyes
The End

You made it to the end!
( can wake up now, I'm done)
Thanks so much for popping in and I hope you've enjoyed the post.
Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Supplies: (For all cards shown)
All cards are standard A2; 4.25" x 5.5"
White cardstock from Wal-mart (purchased in the printer paper section)
Stamps; Lovely As A Tree, All in the Family  - Stampin' Up!
Hampton Art - Wish You Were Here sentiment
Ally (or at least her head) - La -La Land Crafts stamp
Colored cardstock from stash (personal mission to use it up)
black twine
Stampin' Up! Inks - More Mustard, Peach Parfait, Creamy Caramel, 
Bordering Blue, Bliss Blue, Brocade Blue
Watercolor Pencils from SU!
Thin blue wire (unknown origin)


Chrissy said...

I love your little owl Lisa, sooo all your cards,love the hearts balloons, and tell me I'm wrong, stampin up set of trees?? I love them...and the last card tells it and great pick from last week, gorgeous project.


Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a super cute owl and Thank You for sharing how to make it

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Shirley-Anne said...

Oh Lisa M . All your cards are amazing No boredom here!!! Thanks for tutorial too .
Great post all round.
Grace has shared an awesome project too .

Mary J said...

What a great post, Lisa! Love how you've made that bird and all of your cards are so fab! Especially love the missing you one - such a clever idea!

Great pick too - Grace's makes are so professional!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what fabulous cards .. all so different - but i do love that cute little owl lol.. adorable
Lisa x

mueppi said...

Such a super cute owl and Thank You for sharing how to make it!!!!
With hugs Gisela from germany

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

And this is what you did when you thought you'd lost your mojo???? I think you lost your mind, these are all so wonderful!
And your favourite pick from last week's MIM entries is stunning too :D
I saw you over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love :D

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards lisa. Thanks for the inspiration and how to make the little birdie.
Amelia x

Rene said...

LOL!!! OH you just made my day...that poor little birdie! Hahahaha! And how PERFECT is that sentiment? Just awesome!
Rene :D

ThePurplePlace said...

I found your adorable little owl card over at Make it Monday and I just LOVE it.

I have so much fun visiting the site and finding so much wonderful inspiraiton!

Now, I also have a new blog to follow and think you have wonderful talent!!

Happy Crafting,
from another Lisa

Merry said...

What amazing cards. Love that flirty wish you here card. Those birds are so great...thanks for the tutorial too.

Kathlene said...

Wow, you were in overdrive. Such amazing cards, it's hard to pick a fave. Owl is adorable. Thanks for your sweet comment on my MIM entry. TFS!

Kerrie said...

OMG, you have been busy!.... love your owl he is just adorable, and lovely background... and love your pick of the week. Kerrie x

nnalorac said...

Fab selection of cards, real cute the bird in the clouds, my fav. Came from MIM. Carolxx

Renkata said...

Such a great projects.

Christina said...


You're making things beautiful. A big compliment from me.


Margaret said...

I think the mojo is back (like it ever really left you!!) These are all so great! I love the way you changed them to fit the mood and recipient! If I have to pick a favorite, I think it's the birdies (well, one birdy and part of another) although the technique on the tree card is stunning!

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

Wow, what a busy lady you have been!

Sorry it has taken me so long to swing past and visit this week.

Your selection of cards is positively awesome!! The one with the little bird falling off the line made me feel the best I've felt all week, lol.

Fantastic pick for your favourite this week too, She is such a talented lady.

Michelle :o)

Vicki Fraser said...

Very witty - is hard to do humor, you've nailed it though :) Great way of doing the bird too.

Unknown said...

Loved the technique you used on the trees and just recently had to address a "tree stamp" that didn't want to cooperate. Found my solution :-) so many thanks. Also, the owl tutorial is great because you gotta love these adorable creatures.