Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I've Got News!
Happy Happy Thursday! One more day and we have made it to the weekend! I'll tell ya I am so ready for some April Showers but it doesn't look that is going to be happening anytime soon. Today we are under ANOTHER High Wild Fire Alert! We have been having so many wild fires that we don't have the equipment to fight them with. Usually when we have wild fires like we have been having we can borrow equipment from Oklahoma or New Mexico but they are fighting just as many as we are so there is not enough man power or equipment to go around. Some parts of the country are inundated with floods and here we are without a drop of moisture around. C'mon spread the wealth! LOL!

I have the honor of receiving "The Stylish Blogger" award. I want to thank Jo for giving me this award. Thank you Jo for this honor and the sweet comments! Jo’s blog is Be sure and stop by Jo’s blog she has the prettiest creations!

I just began my blog last year and I must admit it has been a challenge. I try my best and it has been therapeutic which has been a blessing to me at times! I hope that you will continue to visit as I look forward to you being here. The comments make my day to find that you have stopped by!
This special award comes with the rules that I must follow in order to accept this award.
1. Thank the person that gave this award to me and link it back to their blog.
2. Share 8 things about myself.
3. Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered and am inspired by.
4. Leave a comment on their blogs so that they can pass along the recognition!
5. Pass along an award of recognition to some other lucky stylish bloggers out there.
Here are some things about me.
I have only been crafting for about 2 years now. My husband bought a Cricut for me when they came out in 2005 and it took me nearly three years to just get it out of the box.
I found Copic Markers about a year ago and began taking classes from Suzanne Dean the very first day she had sign ups for her classes. I haven’t looked back! I love my Copics!
I am a Certified Copic Instructor.
I own a kindle and love it.
I cannot stand the taste of chocolate! Believe it! I love white chocolate but not any of that brown stuff!
I am an avid fly fisher! I retreat to our mountain cabin every year and you will find me either out in a river, stream, or lake!.
I LOVE Football! I cannot wait for football season and don’t know what to do with myself on Saturdays and Sundays when it is over! My favorite teams are Pro ~ Denver Broncos and College ~ Oklahoma Sooners!
I am an animal lover! I love all critters! About the only ones I don’t stop to say hello to are rattlesnakes!
I would love to present this award to the following for their part of making the papercrafting blog world what it is by inspiring others.

Please take a few moments to check out these blogs. You will be amazed with the talent.
Thank you again Jo for thinking of me with the award.

Now, for my big news! I am the Director of the new Simply Scrapping Crafts Copic Challeng Group! We have a great bunch of ladies with enormous talents and are hosting challenges six days a week! Speaking of talent our own design team member Claire Prezzia is the Designer of the Month in the new April issue of Cards and has ten cards in the issue. Claire is one talented little cookie and I am so proud of her! Tomorrow is the big day for the launch of the Copic Challenge. C'mon on over and play with us! I guarantee we are going to be having a great time. We will have a new challenge every Thursday with a monthly prize! Our sponsor this month is Simpy Scrapping Crafts! Be sure to hop on over and check it out and while you are there check out our other great challenges.

I prepared these cards for the new Copic Challenge which is to color an image with blue jeans and use your colorless blender to add texture to your project. I chose to use a patch of denim along with the colorless blender solution to add texture to the blue jeans. The first picture is of darling Daisy by Sugar Nellie colored with my Copic Markers and the second picture is of Little Rapunzel by Elisabeth Bell and also colored with my Copic Markers.

I want to thank everyone for stopping by and visiting my blog and I really appreciate the comments! It makes my day when I read your comments knowing that you have stopped by!

Praying for your family and mine!

Big Hugs!


  1. WOO HOO Congratulations Lisa on your blog award and new position!! FANTASTIC!! Gorgeous cards, such beautiful layouts, take careX:)

  2. Lisa ~ Both cards are colored beautifully! Good luck with your new position. :)

  3. Lisa - thank you for thinking of me and passing me the blog award! I am so honored that you thought of me :) And we're so glad you've joined the DT at SSC; your first challenge is fabulous!! Big hugs, Doris

  4. Lisa, Love both card. So happy for you on your new DT at SSC, I'm going to try and get a card done. Congratulations on your blog award. Take care.

  5. Lisa, Thank you for stopping over at my blog!!!
    I love these 2 cards!! They are just beautiful!!!

  6. Congratulation Lisa on the award and your new ventures.
    Also want to thank you for the thread on posting blog addresses on Suzanne's CMC site. What a great idea to be able to view all that wonderful talent out there and get to know other crafters.
    Love the two cards - I have both images and looking at them inspires me to get them out along with my Copic markers. TFS

  7. Congrats Lisa,
    your cards are so colourful and happy.
    Fantastic designs.

  8. Beautiful cards, your coloring is just fabulous!