Sunday, January 8, 2012

Am I the Ball or the Chain? I forget...

 I just had a complete blast admiring all the amazing and talented entries last week at Make It Monday and I'm so excited for yet another week of inspiration!  
It appears that everyone has received something new to craft with and I could literally spend hours on everyone's blog learning new techniques, admiring layouts and styles or just drooling over an adorable image.  2012 is obviously going to be a most influential, educational and motivational year!
Take for example my
Be it ever so grueling to just pick one....I present you,
Marie Gamber
The Joy of Cards

I chose this, not only for the gorgeous card she's created, but because of the amazing tutorial she has provided along with it that gives details to her coloring technique
 No, this isn't blood or a terrible accident caught on film,
it's the neatest tip on how to make your own homemade Flower Soft!
Thank you Marie for the intriguing, informational and inspirational entry this week!

So, whatcha' waiting for?
#71 Linky Party is now OPEN!!

And to join in the festivities, we have a brand new Sponsor!!!

Who is so very graciously offering the winner 7 single digis

This is right up my humor alley....
I've colored this lovely couple with Copics and cut them out using Spellbinder's hearts and then a coordinating heart for the sentiment which is also from Bugaboo.
Splashed a little color on some graph paper for visual dissection of the white and rubbed on a few "eternal" sayings found in my stash.  Printed out a cute and fitting ticket sentiment from Digi Stamp Boutique, a gift from our very own Make It Monday wonderful leader. Thank you Michelle
The ball and chain is not included in this image.  I drew this and added it on as a funny afterthought.

So hop on over to Make It Monday and give those hard working, talented ladies some love and share your creative endeavors with us!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to see what I've created from my messy desk!
A HUGE welcome to the new followers...thank you ever so much!  Also for the daily dose of positive, humorous and encouraging comments that I'm blessed to receive from you!

Virtual High-Fives and Z-snaps,
Lisa xx

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything Goes



Chrissy said...

The left hand side of your brain was ticking away when you wrote this post....I can

Fabulous card, love your colouring and are the ball and chain..just the way it should pick from last week very sweet and cute indeed...


Rene said...

Bwahahaha! I can't remember if I'm the ball or chain? Priceless!

Your card is fantastic and your pick of the week SO cute! Now I just need to find some Styrofoam!

Rene :D

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

I love your Bugaboo card, it makes me giggle!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
This card is priceless.(I take it this is not a self portrait!)
The sentiment is just as wonderful and my Rob would just love it.
Only you would have thought to add the Ball and Chain, it is a great Valentines Card.

Margaret said...

Your card is fabulous! Sounds like something Lucille Ball would say! Your image is too cute and the ball and chain was the perfect accessory!

Your pick of the week was AMAZING! I'm already hunting the house for styrofoam!!
Hope you had a fabby weekend! Mine was way too short... Big Hugs!!

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Lisa .Another fun card from you and a humourous post . Love the extra bit on the image .
Your pick from last week is outstanding .

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

LOL, I just love your sense of humour!! Your card is AWESOME!

Great idea to add the ball and chain too.

Your favourite pick this week is terrific what a brilliant idea/tutorial.

Michelle :o)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...i love it......


Marjorie said...

Oh my!! What a brighter day for me after visiting your lovely ALWAYS make me smile..I loved this image as soon as I saw your card..Loving the ball and chain Stunning hun...
Biggest hugs,

nnalorac said...

I just love this fun image, makes a super card for our other halves! Great inspirations. Carolxx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous card with so much character - great image.

Lori said...

Hi Lisa! So glad you entered the Catch the Bug challenge this week with your awesome card. This is one of my favorite Stella and Gus images and the addition of the ball and chain is PERFECT! Good luck in the prize drawing and please join us again!
P.S-I live in Missouri too! :)

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fab couple lol.. i love them!
Lisa x

Mitralee said...

YOU are amazing, as always...I love your ideas, they make me laugh!

Lori said...

Oh, how I laughed when I read the sentiment! Your card is darling - love the design!

Mary J said...

Hello Lisa honey! Sorry I didn't get here sooner - work is crazy!

I love your pick, soooo sweet! Great flowers - even if they do look a little bloody, lol!!!

I LOVE your card! Fab colouring and the embellishing use of the heart for the sentiment is pure genius honey!!

Stephanie said...

Love your Gus and Stella card thanks for playing at the Bug this week.

Paul said...

Stella and Gus always make me laugh. You've done a great job with them. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Tammy Miller said...

This is just adorable thank you so much for playing along with our January anything goes Challenge, please join us again very soon! Dont forget our Birday Bash and Blog hope starts tom!