Sunday, February 24, 2013

Surprise!! I am here!!

Hi Friends, 

I hope you are all doing well.  As for me, bet you wondered what was up with me!  Mostly health issues, but I won't go into details and bore you there!

I know one thing.....I am so sick of the cold weather and can't wait for Spring & Summer!  I am a California girl living in South Carolina!  You would think after 20 years, I would be used to the weather here, but NOT!

If you notice, I changed my blog template again.  Since St. Patricks day is up next, I thought it would be appropriate.  I want to change the template often according to upcoming Holidays or Occasions, to keep you from being bored.

Before I share a card that I made, I want to welcome and thank my newest follower for coming over to join me.  Christina is my newest follower and I am so happy she is here.  If you look down my left column, you will see her pretty blog button for Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls.  She is such a talented lady and loves to share her gorgeous projects and how she does all in lots of (free) videos and written tutorials.  And, the exciting part is that she has just opened her on line shop with some Tools made by her Film crew & very pretty items that she has made, (not telling you what, you must go look for yourself).  Note:  I am not related to or receiving any gratuities for this information.  Just loving and grateful for all of her fabulous works.

Now, it has been a while since I made any cards (just drooling over others cards), so please excuse the imperfections.  This card has 3 hours into it, only for the lack of trying to find things and decide what I wanted to do with it.  It was a Birthday Card for my dear Father-in-law. 

I started with Brown textured card stock from The Paper Studio for my card base.  The white panel is Neena white, cut with Spellbinders Card Creators A and designer paper is from Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection, cut with S/B Card Creator B, then cut in half.  the brown ribbon is Grosgrain that I had in my stash for ages.  The Mustache is S/B Dear Old Dad, designed by Becky Fleck of Page maps.  I mounted it with Glue dots after curling each end on a pencil to give the raised effect.  Dad by "My Sentiments Exactly" (don't know if they are still in business) is stamped and sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa and cut out with S/B Fancy Tags die.  The Birthday tag stamp & die at the bottom are from Whimsy Stamps .

Well that's it for now.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and may the good Lord shower you with many blessings.

Hugs Lori



Hi Lori, Lovely to see a post from you. I'm really liking how you change your blog template! Sure wish I knew how to do something so effective. Love the shamrocks too. Your card is very pretty & welldone. Your papers all blend together so well, and your FIL will be so pleased to have a personal handmade card from you. (oh yes,don't forget about the Liebster award!) Hugs & TFS.

christina d

glad to see you back. I hope you're feeling better now. I love the card you made and now I'm looking at Christine's blog too.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards

Welcome back Lori... love your male card - very clever design :D and so know what you mean with health side of things take care, God bless, Shaz in oz.x