Friday, November 29, 2013

Guest Designer spot at Berry71Bleu !

Hello friends, the ladies at Berry71Bleu were kind enough to invite me to be a Guest Designer this week as I won the October challenge. The theme for November was 'Change is Beautiful'. When I thought of change, I thought of how I am having to accept some changes about myself that I am not really enjoying! They say 40 is the new 30 but I'm not too sure about that! LOL! Anyway, I love how this background turned out....I played with some old book papers, lots of gesso and 13arts purple mist, Prima flowers, a ring chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios, and I finally figured out how to use some micro beads that I bought a while back, love them! Please check out Marivic's blog, the challenges are very inspiring, and there are so many talented ladies over there showing some lovely work!
Wishing you well, Lisa XO

Sunday, November 24, 2013

My happy place

Happy Sunday everyone! My favorite day of the week....I had created this lo to enter in Once upon a Sketch November challenge and I just realized that today is the last day to enter! So glad I checked, I thought I had until the end of the month! I love love love their challenges, but.....I am hopeless at adding journaling onto a lay out! It's frustrating because I love journaling, it adds so much meaning to a page, but I have a really hard time incorporating into my design. I even have problems getting a title in their somewhere! So I wrote some journaling on the back of the page, it reads " Liam, there are many places - the beach most of all - where I am so happy, but the truth is, I am happy almost anywhere - as long as I am with you! You bring so much joy into my life and I love every minute of being your mum! YOU are my happy place! " 
Without being too sentimental, my son is my world and this photo is on the steps of our house, which is my happiest place of all. :)
I used some Prima flowers and some really gorgeous blue and brown and green Petaloo hydrangeas, and a Blue Fern Studios vine that I inked with 13 arts Pearl Brown mist. 

Here are more details about this month's challenge! And you can find the Once Upon a Sketch blog here.....

Journalling Theme: "My Happy Place"

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

Thanks for taking a look! Lisa XO

I made the team!

Hello friends! So excited to share that I made the Blue Fern Studio 2014 design team!  I really do love Blue Fern Studios chipboard, and I am so thrilled to have been chosen, I had to pinch myself a little bit! Could it be true? LOL! Their chipboard is beautiful, fun and can be used in so many different ways,  and they are constantly putting out new designs, check out their blog here. I see some of girls on the team who I know and have admired, and some new faces that I am really looking forward to getting to know better! Here is the full cast:

New Design Team Members
Evgenia Pelzer - South Africa
Jackie Clark - Canada
Jelissa Mei - Singapore
Joyce Lawrence - United States
Keren Tamir - Canada
Leila Cardoso - Brasil
Lisa Griffith - United States
Marie Josee Hamel - Canada
Maja Stokk - Sweden
Olga Heldwein - Poland
Rae Moses - United States
Yuko Tanaka - Japan

Returning Design Team Members:
Camilla Ekman - Sweden
Erin Blegen - Director of Marketing - United States
Kelly Foster - United States
Lisa Gregory - United States
Patter Cross -Assistant Design Team Coordinator -United States
Valerie Serfozo - Design Team Coordinator - United States

So I had these green and peach butterflies floating around my desk for a while now so I decided to give them a home. I have been playing around with my new 13 arts products and I am just  in love with Ayeeda's style so I tried out a white grungy background. Starting with white card stock is a MAJOR challenge for me, as I seem to take the direction of my design from the paper I am using, and green and peach? wasn't sure....but I love how all the black really pops! I used 13 arts gesso and mists and I used some Blue Fern Studios Marrakesh panel which I cut into smaller bits and then painted black.
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! 

Hugs, Lisa XO

Sunday, November 10, 2013

6th of March

Hello friends! I hope this Sunday finds everyone relaxing a little? I recently treated myself to two new products, one was Maja Design papers - I am in love!- and the second was some Shimmerz paints which I was wanting forever and just really adore. I used lots of Prima flowers and some Blue Fern Studios chipboard.......I created this lo for the October Maja Design challenge, the colors were blues and browns and had a vintage family theme.....this is an old photo of my family circa 1977 (?) at my Uncle's house, I can still remember every detail about our canary yellow Volkswagon beetle bug! Can't wait to play with more Maja papers, the vintage vibe is so me! :)

Hugs,, Lisa XO
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