Sunday, January 1, 2012

Flirting Since Circa 1930

Happy Valentine's Day, Dear!
Happy New Year Everyone!!
I'm sure you're all still getting rested up from the holiday festivities and looking forward to tackling those New Year Resolutions. 
My personal resolution for this year is to repeat the resolution I made several years ago which is to not make another New Year's resolution.  
I woefully ever see one through and feel it's just too much pressure on myself and probably not the best way to start the beginning of a year knowing that I'll inevitably fail.
I do however make New Year Speculations...
By definition, speculate means to meditate on a subject; reflect.
So, for 2012, I speculate that:
1) When I am in the garage retrieving a soda from the fridge and I glance across the room and see my treadmill.  I speculate that that is probably there for a reason.
2.)  When I am in a craft store or online, purchasing and hoarding inordinate amounts of copious, probably unnecessary supplies; quite like a squirrel does with nuts ...
I speculate that in some very vague and rationalized way, this is what the definition of "savings" means.  For I'll surely be saving them for a later date!

 Either way, however you choose to bring in the new year,
I wish you the VERY BEST of 2012!!

To start the year off right, there's another exquisite Linky Party at
Our Wonderful NEW Sponsor for this challenge is
Graciously offering the winner
a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in the store!
Thank you SO much Annie!!

Now for my first 2012 
Here is...

by Jennifer at Ferrellraph-x
Aren't these tea cups wonderful?  The DP she chose makes them look completely real.
Thank you so much for your inspiration!

 And here is my card...
I know Christmas just passed and it's still a month away before Valentine's Day, but I figured I needed to get a head start on flanking my husband with love and gratitude and so here's another card I've made to send to him; hopefully before he sees the receipt of my "savings plan" at Hobby Lobby! 
(Insert smiles and batting eyelids...)
The cover images are from Free Vintage Digi Stamps and I just LOVE them!
I don't believe that Pamela intended to post these images with the intent that I am posting them; however, I'd like to "speculate" that once the shock wears off of seeing what I've done to them, she'll find the humor in it as well....
Isn't that right, Pamela?  Pamela????
Can somebody please check on Pamela!!

Side view of above picture shows a typewriter inside as well and that is from Stampin' Up! set called Established Elegance and I've also used the free Typewriter font from dafont for my sentiment.

Thank you SO much to everyone who visits this post and I truly do wish you the 
VERY BEST in 2012!!

Huge Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

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Mary J said...

Such a clever pick - I lvoe it too Lisa! And your card is so gorgeous - you are soooo good at vintage - I need to learn some tricks from you!

M xxxx

Maire Gamber said...

Oh I hear you Lisa! I too am striving for success by not making any New years Resolutions! LOL!
Fabulous card!

Shelby said...

Love your post as always Dory and it brought a smile to my pudgy little treadmill needing face! And I really hope your hubby appreciates your humor cuz that was damn funny!!!

Happy New Year chica

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Lisa What a gift you have ! to be able to bring a smile and indeed a chuckle to one's day through your post requires real talent .Thank you for my chuckle . Love your card .
Delightful , clever creation too from Jennifer.
hugs Shirley-anne

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. Really enjoy your postings

FerrellGraph-x said...

Wow Lisa I'm totally honored and flattered!!! Thank you!!!
Yes I plan on working on my " savings plan" at Hobby Lobby at 9am this morning as Christmas items are 80% off ;) hehehe
Kindest regards

Rae said...

Your card is a great Valentine's day card. Sure to make the Mr. smile.
And I was wowed by your pick of the week! I'm visiting via MIM!

Vickie ODell said...

Lisa, I reaffirm the same resolution each year for the same 2 reasons. Your card instantly captured my attention. I love the combination with that sentiment. Thanks for sharing it on MIM.

anna christensen crafts said...

Loving that card! gorgeous - you post made me smile too! Wonderful xx

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Good luck.
Hugs Nataliya

Stampindamour said...

Lisa - this card looks FABULOUS!!! Love it and all of the other creative cards you make!

Congrats on winning the mystery "Runner-Up"'s going postal tomorrow! xo

-pamela :)

Michelle said...

OH Lisa you seriously crack me up :oD

Love your valentines card and I bet your hubby will too.

Your posts are always entertaining.

Love your pick this week too, amazingly creative.

Michelle :o)

Tamie said...

Fantastic Vintage card. sure glad I saw it over at MIM.

Create With Joy said...

Hi Lisa

Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog and your artwork! You have a new follower!

I wanted to invite you to join me for my 2 new blog hops, Friendship Friday and Inspire Me Monday. The latter, in particular, will be a wonderful place for you to share your artwork with my creative community!

Have a fabulous week!


Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous creations on your post today:o) Thanks you for sharing your creation with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck and Happy New year. Hugs

Rene said...

In a word: AWESOME! Bwahaha! Love it! Your pick of the week is fabulous too!
Rene ;D

Venus said...

hello Lisa,
I like this vintagey card. I'm going over to free vintage digital stamps to check out some lovely images. Thanks for sharing!

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