Monday, September 27, 2010

Salute to the Great George Blanda!


I would like to send out special prayers to the family of a really great man that passed away today! We are mourning the loss of the GREAT GEORGE BLANDA!! Not only was George Blanda a remarkable man as he was a Hall of Famer in the National Football League but he was a also a Hall of Famer in humanity!! George played a miraculous twenty-six years in the National Football League beginning his career in Chicago! My middle son was a huge Chicago Bears Fan and was a very gifted kicker from a very early age. He went on to kick in college but my story begins when he was about 10 years old! George Blanda found out that he was a huge Chicago Bears Fan as well as being a gifted kicker. George contacted him to tell him how much hard work it would take to become a talented kicker but that he had faith in him and knew he would make it. He sent my son this autographed card along with a letter of encouragement. George also checked on him off and on to know if he was still kicking and how he was doing. Imagine the Great George Blanda taking the time to check on a young kid for over ten years following his kicking career and offering encouragement. George will be greatly missed in our family and I know across the nation as George offered encouragement to a great many people! Football has lost a great man today! George, we love you and you will be missed!
Praying for your family and mine!
Big Hugs!


Good Morning to Ya!

I have created a little card for the Copic Creations Challenge Blog which must include shading around your image. I created this cute little bird celebration card for my nephew who is having a special Bird-day! LOL!

I also created a monchromatic card for the challenge at CMC Copic Challenge Blog and used this darling Elisabeth Bell image Little Rapunzel. Isn't she just darling! I colored her with all the E50s.

Chinese Tilda was created for a group that I am forming at Simply Scrapping Crafts for all of you that love the Magnolia images! In this group I am having a challenge in which you must use velum in your project. I used velum behind each of the panes in Tilda's screen. I am pretty happy with the results. What do you think?

This past week has been a serious of ups and downs! I was way up as my brand new Cricut Imagine arrived. I was so excited but at the same time intimidated. I took my new Imagine out of the box after it had been setting for two days, unpacked it, and carefully watching the video and reading the manual began calibrating all of the settings. Wow! It worked! I was so excited! I picked a simple image to print and cut just to get the feel of this new machine and it printed fabulously!! Then waiting for the cut.....nothing, dang it! I read over the manual again....begin recalibrating..... and still nothing! I checked the message board and sure enough another unlucky lady had the same problem. I contacted Provo Craft and they tell me that the cutting board inside the machine is not working. Dang IT! I now have to send my brand new Imagine back to Provo Craft which they will replace but I am looking at several weeks before I get the new one. Dang It! All the while my beloved Gypsy is also gone as it too needed replaced! I was hoping to play with my new Imagine while my beloved Gypsy was gone but now they will both be gone! Dang It! Oh well... at least they will both be good as new in a few weeks.

I am off to Colorado again soon I hope! I have to wait for my email with my return label to return the Imagine before I head out. Just pray I don't miss the gorgeous fall colors!

Big Hugs!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Happy Hump Day!!
My first card is created for a challenge at Simply Scrapping Crafts Copic Group. This challenge was coloring with reds and to create a Christmas Card. I created my card using the Magnolia Stamp Christmas Morning Tilda found in my ETSY Shop! I love the Magnolias and use them in my counseling practice! I have listed some of the stamps not used by me or the counselors that I sell to in my ETSY Shop found here! I really hope you can find some little cuties and would love to see what you create also!
I wanted to let everyone know about a COPICs Challenge over at Simply Scrapping Crafts here ! The exciting news is....The Copic Challenge group will be officially starting in October. Each week will be a new challenge and if you complete all the challenges for that month your name will be entered into a random drawing and the prize will be two Copic markers or two Copic Variance refills. Wowzer!!! What an incentive for all of us that absolutely love our COPICs!! Please go to this site and sign up for the Copic Challenge and be sure and mention my name Lisa K sent you and then follow the following instructions for more chances to win!

  • Place the Copic Challenge Blinkie on the sideboard of your blog. It is under the home tab and you only need to copy and paste the code.
  • On your personal blog post the information about our Copic Challenges that will be officially starting in October and the random drawing at the end of the month with a link back to SSC.
  • If a new member joins the Copic Challenge Group and mentions your will receive another ticket into the drawing. This person can already be a member of SSC! So look every where for new members!

The RAK will continue until HALLOWEEN NIGHT! Good luck and let us get this group a rock'n! Easy peasy!! So what are waiting for?!

This card I created for another challenge at Icopic Lovers Blog. The recipe for this challenge is to create a card using the fall colors of brown, yellow, and orange. My card has the image Little Rapunzel by Elisabeth Bell. I love her images. Toooo cute! The lucky winner will receive 7 Copic Ciao Markers of your choice! and 1 Copic Color Swatch Book. Have I mentioned that I love my COPICs? LOL!

This card was created for another challenge at Color Creative Classroom here. This week the challenge is to use the feathering technique which I created on this darling Rock Chic image created by Kenny K ! I just love these images it brings out the rock lover in me!! LOL!

I am once again packing and trying to find my way back to the cabin in Colorado! I can't wait since the leaves were just beginning to change when I left. I am hoping to catch the fall colors in all their splendid glory!

Big Hugs!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 2010
I would like to take a moment and remember this important date in history for our dear United States of America! September 11th is a day we all remember with a sad heart. I pray continually for our country and all the families that were directly effected by this horrible day. I pray that peace comes into our hearts but that we will never forget what the fanatic terrorists did that day in the name of God! So many terrible acts have been committed in the name of God! I always wonder what goes through someone's mind that leads them to believe that God would ever want one of his most beloved creations to kill another in his name? Please join with me in continuing to pray that instead of the repeated hatred that is committed over and over again we turn to each other with love and remember that we all have the same creator that put each precious soul on this earth!
Wowzer! Can you believe that this entire month of August and part of September have disappeared! I have been at the cabin in Colorado since the first part of August and my how time flies when you are having fun! I have spent most of my time fishin' and we have the freezer ready for dinner before we leave tomorrow!
Today we are going to the Old Miner's Inn in Creede, Colorado one of my favorite spots in all of America! The Old Miner's Inn has the best pizza I have tasted anywhere! My absolute fav is the Mamma Mia! Yummy!! Look at the side of my blog for their button and if you are ever in Southern Colorado this is a little mining town you MUST visit and be sure and go into the Old Miner's Inn and try their fantastic pizza! I have tried them all and you can't go wrong on really anything you order. The atmosphere is wonderful just as it was decades ago with the old time bar!
I haven't gotten much crafting done as I forgot a lot of my crafting supplies including the cord that connects my Gypsy to my Cricut, bummer! I did bring my Copic Markers and went to the Copic Certification Class in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I had a fantastic instructor in Jenni Black! I also met some of the nicest people on the planet! We had a ball and if you look to my sidebar you will see that I am CERTIFIED! Woooo Hoooo! I prefer to call myself Bonified! LOL! Love the movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou"! If you have ever watched this movie you know that you must be bonified to claim your right to whatever! LOL! Maybe this means I am Certifiably Bonified! (Okay, enough laughing and thinking commit-able!) I learned a lot and cannot wait to get my hands on the Copic Air Brush system since I have finished purchasing all of my Copic markers and now just have to work on the refills! I did make some Thank You cards for all the wonderful crafters that have purchased my Magnolia Stamps from my Ebay and Etsy Shops.
I will be returning home to Texas tomorrow and hopefully will be able to post some of my newest additions in digis from Kenny K Downloads that I am unable to print here! I can't wait to start coloring on these fantastic images! Thanks so much Cheryl for "turning me on" to these great images. I will have a link with my new posts once I get them up!
I am posting a picture is of my DH and my DD at Clear Creek Water Falls above Creede, Colorado on the way to Slumgullion Pass that leads to the beautiful city of Lake City, Colorado. One of the most beautiful drives you will ever take! (Can you tell I love this country? hee hee!)
I hope to add more later but since it has been three weeks since my last post I wanted to catch you up on what I have been doing. My youngest DS decided to stay in the car and catch up on his reading but I just couldn't leave him out of the adventure.
Big Hugs!