Sunday, July 29, 2012

Birthday Flyby

OH wow, it is so blazing hot outside (record setting 109) that today, when I headed out the door to the grocery store, my shadow stayed planted on the couch!  I faintly heard it say, "Good luck with that!" 
After running errands, here's what my shadow and I made together.
 Cardstock and DP panels individually stitched (using scraps...YEAH) and a few of my new Stampin' Up! Framelits along with the Apothecary Art stamp set.  The flower, an attempt at Jeanne's excellent circle folded flowers tutorial located here with some hardware for the center.   A little bit of twine, a happy birthday banner, some punched leaves and coordinating interior complete this card.
If I haven't said it lately, I truly appreciate your visits and very kind encouragement!
Thanks so much.  Also a very warm welcome to my newest followers.
I've been a bit overboard crazy busy this past week so I apologize for not getting around to all your blogs, but I foresee much peace and quiet in my near future and I can't wait to check out what I've missed.  Until then...
Lisa xx

 Before I end this post, I have 2 special announcements to make...
One of the DT's on Make It Monday is giving away a very special candy for our 100th linky party, to one random commenter.  I can't tell you which one it is, but make sure you leave some luv on my teamies blogs and the winner just might be YOU! :)  And secondly, here is  my pick of the week (POTW).
where I hope you can join us for fun and sharing!

Here is my favorite part...
Absolutely loved the details on the card with the glossy glasses and would you look at that mini backpack! I really enjoyed this little duo.
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Supplies Used:
Portobello Road Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Fly A Kite Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Framelits - Labels Collection (Stampin' Up!)
Apothecary Art Stamp Set (Stampin' Up!)
Lovely Little Labels Stamp Set (SU!)
Littel Labels Punch Pack (SU!)
Bird Builder Punch (SU!)
Hodgepodge Hardware - Cream (SU!)
Star Punches (CTMH)


Unknown said...

I just love this card Lisa, it's absolutely stunning.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Oooh Lisa this is incredible! Such amazing layering and I love all of the details. You have really done SUCH a gorgeous job! :)

Stamping Shanni said...

Lisa I adore what you have done with this card. I had never thought to use the stamp set like this and the layering is divine. I love the stitching and the tactile appeal of the card. . . oh, oh and did I mention that I love the colours too. . . yum!
Very inspiring also. Saw it on MIM and had to take a closer look to staisfy my curiosity!
Stamping Shanni

Tracy said...

You and your shadow did an awesome job on this card. I'm not sure what the temp was today here but I do know that it was hot in the house even with the air on. That says a lot! I love all the sewn panels and that cool flower. Great card Twang!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
You have excelled in the stitching, on the blocks and your attempt at the folded flower is impressive.
The card has a feeling of movement; the flower looks like a kite flying aimlessly, as they tend to do, then there is the image of the plane and the carefree way in which you have attached your leaves, it is active, busy card but very friendly, a great design.

Shirley-Anne said...

AWESOME creation Lisa . 5 degrees when I got up this morning and 15 degrees here today so pardon me if I don't feel sorry for you or your shadow !!!JOKING of course ..
Love the stitching and use of pretty scrappy pieces.Interesting top flower too .
Fabulous POTW too ..must go see more .

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa Saw your gorgeous creation on MIM
Love the way you have added the stitching and the gorgeous flower!

Marjorie said...

Your card is so lovely Lisa...gorgeous colours and beautiful stitching, stunning design too!..It also looks yummy inside:)
What a fab pick of the week!
Hope that shadow of yours is up and running now!..I've got a song in my head...Me and my are too young to remember this one, will be singing it all day now!! Off to work now...might let my shadow go and I'll stay on the sofa lol!!, have a great day hun!

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous cool greens - to combat the heat of the day! The stitched patchwork makes such a great foundation for a lovely card...
Alison x

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol... never mind my shadow .. I would have stayed on the couch!!
Fabulous colours in your card and a gorgeous flower
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

We were zero this morning and crept up to 12o[54o]...and now I'm singing 'me and my shadow'...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and colours,fabulous stitching and images, all so gorgeous and the inside too.
Fabulous POTW..full of fun and fabulous colours.


Karons Krafty Korner said...

What a stunning creation - like all the colours and elements you have used. TFS

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

I'm in awe of your talent I truly am! Another fabulous card from you today. I love the stitching and the way you have used this Apothecary set.

Your POTW is fantastic, what a great gift set.

Michelle :o)

Doreen said...

What a lovely card,love the colours and

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Love all the layers and details.
You have some lovely cards on your blog so I've joined as your latest stalker! (I mean follower!!)
Lorraine x

Lori said...

Love the colors you used on this fabulous card and that flower is so pretty! The stitching is perfect for this and the inside is wonderful, too!

Holly Young said...

so pretty! You used some wonderful papers and the stitching is great. Really love the way you divided off the sentiment section. Great job on the folded flower!

catherine said...

This is such a stunning card for MIM Lisa and just love the greens. Love the layout and how you have put it all together. Keeping my fingers crossed for the lucky candy draw
x catherine

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

I came over from MIM. I love the folded flower idea. Can't wait to try it. Thank You

karalschuknecht said...

Very pretty card and i love the colors you choose

Sandy said...

Huh!!! My shadow said just about the same thing but for the opposite reason. Just darn too cold.
Your card is wonderful!!! Love those colours and fab layout and stitching. Will have to have a look at the tute for that gorgeous flower. I wouldn't have thought to use a plane with flowers - it's great.
Your POTW is very cute, love the cute backpack.

Katherine K :) said...

Beautiful card Lisa! Love the stitching and that you got to use up some scraps - yay! I also love all your little details and the fact that you dressed up the inside of your card as well.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Katherine xx
"I've got candy"

Karen Petitt said...

saw your very pretty creation on mim. love the colour scheme as well as the SU stamps & frames hugs Karen

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous card, Lisa. Love the beautiful colors and pretty layers. Your POTW is awesome, too.... :)

Jeanne J. said...

YEAHHHHH You made a foldy flower! Beautiful but it doesn't steal the show like all that stitching and the mix of images you used. THe flowers, and the airplane with the banner... just so many fun things going on here.... I lvoe the colors too. Don't mind me... I'll just be sitting here staring for a while OK?

Margaret said...

OOOHHHH! There is that lovely stitching again!! This is wonderful with the different patterned panels and that super funky flower!
My shadow and I have been hiding inside as much as possible! I'm just curious how the Elvis exits have been going...

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful card!

Unknown said...

Beauty of a card inside and out and I just adore the colours you used. x

Starr said...

Wonderful Card! I just found MIM and love it! Thanks for the fun!

Whimcees said...


This is so pretty! I love how you put things together! We have been having intense heat here also in this part of WI - it's like walking into a wall of heat when one goes outside! I love your description and will use it with your permission! :<)


Barbara Diane

Starr said...

Lisa!!!! BIG, BIG HUG!!!! for you!!!

Turtle In The Sand said...

Lisa, I have just discovered your blog on Make It Monday and have become your newest follower and fan!. You have some amazing creations here. WOW you are one talented lady.

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Lisa - love the colour combo and the stitched panels are fabulous.
Thanks for popping by my blog via MiM - I really appreciate your kind words.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Annie said...

Fabulous and I love that flower...must check out the tut. Love the style of this card ....given me some ideas Lisa x