Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's All About Family

Hello to you from Missouri and Happy Mother's Day to those of you celebrating today!!
Just want to invite you all to another Linky Party at Make It Monday.  Feel free to showcase something new, something old, something borrowed, or something blue.  We want to see what's happening in those creative minds of crafters all around the world! 
Meljen's Designs rocks, and they have offered up images to use for this weeks party as well as sponsoring the prize!  I actually went on their website to pick one for the challenge and ended up buying a boat load of them for my personal use.  This is one called Family Flowers.
Card base is standard white cardstock with a layering of corrugated cardboard from Linda's shop located here.  The image is then framed with black cardstock.  Added some twine and a lovely felt heart gifted to me by my grandmother, 'Thank you Grammy' and viola...happy family card.
Ohhhh, the clouds! Did you notice the clouds? LOL...Thank you Chrissy for the tip on these.  I have so far to go before I get to her level of expertise.  Hers don't smear.  I just convinced myself that a storm was moving in to justify the eye sore smudges. ;)
This little card is in the mail for a very dear couple, my grandmother's BFF and her hubby, to say thank you for their most generous and thoughtful donation to my son's fundraiser.  Family is that which you are born into and the rest are those that supersede friendship and find a very dear place in your heart. 
Speaking of the heart, here's a card that I love...
I chose this amazing carousel card, designed by Laurel at Laurel's Crafty Retreat.  This project is beyond amazing and the horses even go up and down!! See more pictures by clicking here
Here's my Mother's Day gift. 
We took the pictures yesterday and spray painted the old brown frames black as well as the wooden letters.  The mirror was $5 at a thrift store. I asked that it be fun and a little topsy turvy. 
My son put on a mustache for his photo op and my daughter posed as to say, "goofball" while looking at him. :)
Favorite quote from my favorite author, on being a mother...
"My second favorite household chore is ironing. The first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."
Erma Bombeck

Stop by and share your inspiration with us and see what the other lovely ladies have been up to to share with you!
Hugs n' Happy Crafting...
Lisa x


Stamping Shanni said...

Lisa this is such a great card - the funky flowers and those heavenly clouds - noice! Have a terrific week.
Stamping Shanni

Rene said...

Bwahahaha...your son is a riot!!!! Your card is MAGIC! I love the clouds! And your pick of the week? Genius!
Rene :D

Chrissy said...

Hi! Lisa...fabulous card and fabulous done it great my friend..gently does it...what crazy kids...are they not awesome or what...what a great household to live in...and love the carousel card, spent ages reading about it and came to the decision, that I will leave that sort of thing to an expert..fantastic..


Hannelie said...

Hi Lisa...
So refreshing to find such a sincere thank you in my comment box!
That doesn't happen too often. I am so glad you like my sentiments and I do hope you will be able to use them!
And btw... your clouds look fabulous!

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Lisa .Another interesting post from you as you share some family moments with us .
Love your card and those fab clouds are a great backdrop for the flowers .
Your POTW is amazing ..truly amazing ..

Jan said...

I Love this card so much it's great. Saw it on MIM xx Jan

Mary J said...

Your kids look fab, Lisa - I bet your household is full of laughter!

What a great card! Just brilliant how you used the clouds behind them - looks more wispful!

Fab POTW too - how clever!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! I love your cloud background.

Thank you for sharing your fun pics of your kids.


Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Lisa, Just came from Make it Monday and love your card. Cool clouds and especially like the little felt heart. Great little embellishment.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Lisa Jane said...

Oh your card is fab.. i love the clouds they look fabulous
KLisa x

Angelica said...

Love the clouds!!!

Jeanne J. said...

Lisa, Happy Mothers Day (belated)! Your kids stole the show on your post today - they look happy and healthy - a perfect reflection of you! You done good girl!!!! What more could you ask for? Hugs! Jeanne

Lori said...

Love your family flower card. Okay, you bet, those clouds are amazing! I'm going to have to learn that technique. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day - love the pics!

Mitralee said...

THAT was the best post over! Love the framed photos and letters! VERY awesome!!!

Ditto on the clouds! HOLY COW!!!

Did you see me talkin about you again today on my blog? I'll get around to trying the cloud thing in a few months..that seems to be how long it takes for me to get around to it!!!

Unknown said...

Love your card with those awesome clouds and great sentiment. What a great thank you card L1!
I hope you had a very special Mother's Day!! BTW, your pick of the week is fantastic, another project in a long to-do list, lol.
P.S. Update on pansy project--my black, furry grandson {aka Felix} nabbed one of my daubers and I have looked for two weeks for it. Ugh, going to buy some new daubers this week because I give up.

Tracy said...

I love your clouds and I REALLY love that pic of your son with the stache. LOL Chip off the old block there ain't he Twang. LOL Sorry I gave you a scare at my blog today. ;-) Not my finest work. I struggled so long with that card and finally gave up. That's what came out of it. Some days a diamond, some days a stone. :-)Hugs! H

Michelle said...

Oh Lisa, I love reading your posts!!

Your card is fabulous and I think you did an awesome job with the clouds!!

Great POTW too, it is just incredible how talented Loz is, such a great tutorial too.

Your photo are fantastic, what a great idea! Unfortunately if I were to try and do something like that with my three boys it would look more like live actions shots from a lightweight boxing match :o/

Michelle :o)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh how fun! I loved checking out your blog post.

Margaret said...

Well, this post is just full of fun! I had to laugh at your critique of the clouds! What's a family card without a few stormy clouds?! Of course, the rest of blogland and I think these are wonderful... The felt heart is such a perfect embellishment for the sentiment too!
A big WOW on the PotW! I don't even want to attempt to think about how she did this!!
Your Mother's day gift is perfect for you! This is such a great 'reflection' (sorry!)of your family's personality and love!

Sandy said...

Okay - forget the card, you are getting a little soapy on me. But I tell you Lisa, you have gorgeous kids and it would appear that they have your creative genius. I love your wall treatment - how fun and the picture below is great. It is nice to see that you have a normal family!!! Love your blog Lisa but I think you know that. See how far behind I am in my blog snooping!!!

Shelby said...

Love your quote (oh so true). Those are some good lookin kids y'all have. I'm now picturing him with the hummingbird drama...poor kid. Love this clean design and I think your clouds are awesome...actually they were the first thing I noticed!