Sunday, April 13, 2014

Red Cross, Laryngitis, and Santa's Landing Pad...

Hi, Hello, Howdy!
It's now day 4 that I'm experiencing total loss of my voice.
 Spring has sprung and something came in like a lion and out like a lamb or in like a lamb and out like a lion; well, whatever it was, it went out with my voice. My favorite tag phrase has been, "I'm only gonna whisper this once!"  It's horrible when you try so hard to squeak out a sentence and all you get is, "What?" I hate repeating myself, but the family is having fun calling me the new Godfather with my scratchy barely audible attempts at communicating. All I need is a cat and a swivel chair and I think I could give Marlon Brando a run for his money!
OH..before that, our town was declared a state of emergency and Red Cross came in to help with the flooding!  It's been so fun, I tell ya. 

Well, so... before all that, I made this very VERY fun and cool Configuration Box from the latest cut file from The Cutting Cafe!
The concept is going to be Santa sitting in his configuration box airplane as he's just landed and dispersed the presents and toys below.  Thought it would make a cute vintage centerpiece at Christmas. 
I'm just sorry that I don't have it completed, but I promise to share the photographs when it's all done!
Regina has created the best configuration layouts and diagrams for easiest assembly.  The airplane was created by joining two of the boxes together and then I used my cutting machine to design the wings accordingly in size and add on plane like embellishments.

We'd love for you to stop by the Cutting Cafe blog and leave a comment.  Each week Regina randomly selects a person to win 3 cut files from her store, just for stopping in and leaving a message!
Thanks SO much for your visit and now that I'm feeling up to par, I will be around to visit you all soon!
HUGE Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

27 comments:

Pia S said...

Love your idea for this creation, you must share pictures of it when Christmas is here!

Sandy said...

First of all I did not know you were living in a State of Emergency. I have been through two direct hits by hurricanes in Florida both hitting within 4 weeks of each other. I know what it is to stand in a Fima line for ice.
Now I know I have to have one of these machines if you can make configuration boxes with them. I do love those dang boxes. I cannot wait to see what you will do with it kid.
Quite honestly, you write one heck of a lot better than I do but I could edit what you write and add funny zingers. What a best seller that would be! LOL
You know I love following you Lisa - you are the best!!
Sandy xx

Lou Sims said...

Great idea and love your vision for al the parts. you must remember to share it once completed. Lou x

richardbreaks said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea!!! So sorry things have been rough for you. Here's hoping for sunny skies and loud, round tones!

Paper Profusion said...

Gosh you are in the wars Lisa, so hope for rapid improvement on all fronts. The box is gorgeous and that airplane is a huge WOW! Please do show for Christmas when it's finished, I know it will be even more fabulous. Feel better v soon, Nicola x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Lisa..I love your plane and shadow box..what a great idea and cannot wait to see it all finished.Hope your voice comes back..lol..it is so tiring trying to talk..we have rain again today..I think too many were praying for rain as we were in drought...and someone answered those prayers and it keeps on comin'..stay safe.

luv CHRISSYxx

jasann said...

Just love this, I will have to visit Regina for this cute configuration box!!!!

butterfly said...

It's going to be so cool! I already love it to bits!!

So sorry to hear about your voice and the flooding - sounds like a chapter of disasters. Stay warm (scarves around the throat) and lubricated, and carry a small notebook (better than whispering)...
Alison xx

butterfly said...

PS - that's advice for the voice, by the way - it won't help with the flooding, I'm afraid!
xx

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! The airplane on top of the box is amazing. Can't wait to see how you decorate the box sections.

Sorry to hear about your voice. I'm deaf in one ear and have to ask people to repeat themselves a lot and hate that.

Sorry to hear about the flooding too. Wish you could share some of the moisture with us. We are in such a severe drought. Right now it is snowing, but it would take many many days of steady rain to get us out of this drought.

Regina Easter said...

omg .........what a flood, omg..........what your voice to....omg I hope you have a better day real soon girlie...sending ya lots of hugs and prayers...
okay i seriously can't wait to see the final project of this beauty..........omg omg omg

Sandy said...

I got so wrapped up in your make and your State of Emergency I did not think about your voice. But if that is the worse thing that happens to you during all this time - count your blessings and don't talk!!!!
Sandyxx

Tammy said...

Wow, you've got a lot on your plate kid! Best thing to do is NOT even try to use your voice for a day or so. Write it down or just give everyone the 'hairy mom eye"! In the meantime, sit quietly and craft! Your creation for today is off to a great start, can't wait to see it when its all done!

scrumplescrunch said...

Hi Q,
It is a great start, and I know your added little bits will be very very unique...can't wait!
Smiles:)
O

jasann said...

Thanks so much for showing us this creation, hope you will show us the finished Christmas project, love the finish and have gone over to the Cutting Café to buy this pattern, thanks so much for sharing this, regards, Jas

Tracy said...

You're an engineering genius Twang. This is going to be so cool! Tell you what. You need to find some way to payback the fam for giving you a hard time. How about a clown horn or cow bell. Just tell them you HAVE to have some way to communicate. LOL Hope your sound maker comes back soon. Hugs!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is so fun and awesome creation, Lisa. I love the paper you used on the box. The airplane is just so cool. Hope you get your voice back soon. LOVE. :)

Mitra Pratt said...

Does your blog track how many times I have been by? No? PHEW! You might think I am stalking that plane...

I also have it on good faith that a pedicure will help you get your voice back. If that doesn't work, you must escalate to a massage followed by a slice of cheesecake. I am pretty sure it's sound medical advice.

I CANNOT WAIT to see what else you come up with to decorate this box. That was throwing me off when I was working on mine. Super cool!

Hope you get less squeeky soon!

Karon said...

WOW - WOW and WOW! This is amazing! Love the aeroplane and fabby papers!! Sorry to hear you are not well and hope you feel better real soon. Also, hope you have not had any damage from the floods! Hugs, Karon.

Mary J said...

That is going to look brilliant when it's finished, Lisa! I can't wait to see your Santa!!

I hope you get your voice back soon - so frustrating not being heard!!

Lori said...

Hey, Godfather! Are you better now? Is everything okay with you and yours? The box is cool and that airplane is the coolest! Can't wait to see Santa playing it cool...

Lisa S. said...

So sorry about your voice L2, hope it's back now. I too did not know about the state of emergency :( and guess I've been under a rock. Hope you guys are okay and that everything gets back to normal soon.
As for the box, it's brilliant!!! Love the idea of making a centerpiece out of a configurations box and the cut file is so cool. Off to visit you guys over at the cafe. :) BTW, thx for the amazing inspiration. Hugs hugs, L1

lalkygirl said...

Hi Lisa ....so sorry you are having a rough time with the flooding and also the croaky throat ...I hope you are talking again soon ......
How fab the Red Cross came to help ...I volunteer in our local Red Cross charity shop 3 days a week ,I think they are just fab in a crisis...
Your latest make is just so totally you ,love the papers and colours ...and of course the fantastic unique spin you put on all of your projects

Get well soon and happy crafting
Tracey x

Anita Houston said...

Way way way COOL! You are ahead of the game! Hope you feel better soon, especially for Easter! Hope your holiday is fabulous!

Christys Crafty Corner said...

I hope you are feeling better AND I pray things are calming down for your town.

I love this project and can't wait to see it completed!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Sorry to hear that you were under the weather and on your wedding anniversary to boot! Sorry, I forgot about it. I hope that your 18th was special even though you weren't feeling so great.

I also hope your voice is back. Last year I went over six weeks without one and trying to communicate was an absolute pain so I definitely felt for you.

Great concept. Can't wait to see the finished project!

Hugs,
Original

Margaret said...

Aww...missed out on all of this! Hope all is well on the home front!
Can not wait to check out the finished landing pad!! Have I told you lately how brilliant you are?!