Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Playing along with Freshly Made Sketches....as a Guest Designer!!

Wooohooo, I am SO excited! When I got an email from Lesley asking if I would like to be a guest designer for the month of April over at Freshly Made Sketches I didn't even hesitate...I said yes right away! I love the talented women over there so to be able to join in this fashion is just awesome, so a big thank you to Freshly Made Sketches for having me!

This weeks sketch is from Jennifer T. and I just love the crisp lines of this sketch. It was really fun to work with and went right into my folder of favorite sketches! You could also easily flip the design, it works wonderfully no matter how it is laid out.

April 4th was my Grandmas birthday, and today she would have been 90 yrs old. We lost her June of 2008 but she is always with me, and today's card was made in honor of her. My Grandma loved her tea and at certain times of the day we could always find her at the kitchen table having a hot cup of her favorite tea. I don't care for tea myself but I just loved to sit by Grandma and she would pour milk or soda for me and we would just sit and talk. My Grandma was pretty awesome :)

Make sure you head over to Freshly Made Sketches to check out all the great cards from the design team and don't forget to play along!
Grandma, me and my Grandpa, several yrs ago. See, she has her tea <3

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" circle punch, DMC White Floss, sponge, dimensionals



  1. Beautiful card! What a sweet memory of your grandmother. I had two great aunts who lived down the road from me that I would go visit and have tea with even as a small child. I felt so grown up sipping tea with them. Your card brings me right back there. PS I'm looking forward to the blog candy. I procrastinate going to the post office, and I have two within 10 minutes driving distance! Thank you!

  2. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother! You have used that pretty stamp perfectly on this card. So glad you are with us this month!!

  3. I'd love to stop by and have tea with you! What a warm inviting card - beautiful! And I have two friends who live in your "neighborhood" - one in Wasilla and one in Talkeetna! One of these days I might just make it up north!

  4. First off CONGRATS on being the guest designer this month. Don't you just love Lesley, she is so great to work with? Love your card and I bet your Grandma would too.

  5. I have to tell you. I have this patterned paper and never know what to do with it. Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Hi Lisa...lovely card you have created here! I too was close to my grammy...she didn't drink tea but she was a big part of my life, so your card and post brought back fond memories. Great way to use that paper and set, it is really a pretty card! SO happy to have you on board for the next month!

  7. Welcome to the team Lisa, so glad to have you and your creativity with us this month!
    This card is just lovely ... I love that gorgeous teacup and that DSP is so so beautiful .... what a fitting tribute to your Nan and a fabulous debut card ... great job!!!

  8. This is a beautiful card Lisa and a wonderful nod to your grandma. I love the colour you've chosen for the tea cup and the tag is a great addition.

  9. Welcome to the team Lisa. It's so nice to have you aboard! I love all these layers on your beautiful card. The tea cup is so beautiful and your card is a wonderful tribute to your grandmother.

  10. This is such a pretty card, Lisa! I love all the layers, colors and textures. One of the best cards I've seen with this stamp set!


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