Saturday, December 29, 2012

CR84FN69 Guest Designer



Hello and welcome! I was so excited last November when Mona Pendleton asked me to be the January Guest Designer at CR84FN. I've been a big fan of her color challenge for a while so this is a huge honor, thank you Mona.We're playing with the main challenge colors of raspberry, lavender and a neutral for Challenge #69. As you can see, Mona always includes an inspirational quote in her graphics and this one by Emerson inspired my sentiment from Brighter Days by Verve. I'm looking forward to the new year and it has already started off on a positive note. Our new daughter-in-law was due to fly to Seoul, Korea on the 3rd of January to report for duty as a pharmacy tech in the U. S. Army. It's the reason they went ahead and married in late September so they could be together when Brian graduates next May and the thought of being so far apart was weighing heavily on both of them. Imagine our shock to learn on the 28th of December that her orders to Korea were cancelled and now she is due to report to a base that is literally two hours from where he's currently finishing his training. WooHoo! We are celebrating this recent development and we're looking forward to 2013 being the best year ever! :-)


 

Now for the deets of my card-I stamped my sentiment twice which created a shadow effect and Verve's clear polymer stamps are perfect for this technique. The raspberry panel was dry embossed using a Quatrefoil embossing folder by The Paper Studio and Prima's lavender lace and bling adds another layer of elegance. A white paper doily was distressed with antique linen and a Verve Classy Label Die provides the backdrop for my sentiment. A layered raspberry paper flower, chomped corners and additional bling add the finishing touches.   

So there you have it, my exciting news is finally out of the bag and I hope you'll drop by again in two weeks to see my second project with the CR84FN Color Challenge. You can view the beautiful inspiration that Mona and the design team prepared for you by clicking here. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a safe and very Happy New Year!
      
Hugs,
Lisa xx


20 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Welcome as our GD, Lisa, and what a Pretty card you have made! LOVE the lace and bling and doily andthat FAB sentiment which celebrates ALL of your Good News!

Shannon White said...

Oh This is Soooo Pretty Lisa!! Love the Sweet doily, pretty pretty lace and I am loving all the Fun Bling too! 8-) Soo glad you are joining us as our GD this Month! Yay! 8-)

Hugs & Happy New Year!
Shannon

Pia S said...

You've made a very elegant card for your Guest Designer spot! It's a wonderful color combination, and I think you've done a great job putting this card together. The sentiment is beautiful, and the lavender lace and border of bling are lovely details!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful card Lisa, love the colour palette and the gems add such a luxurious feel to it. Big congrats on your GDT spot and lots of hugs for the happy New Year 2013! xx

Lisa H. said...

this is really, really pretty. love the lace and the bling.

butterfly said...

What a wonderful post full of positive news! I'm so delighted for your son and daughter-in-law - what a shock - but a wonderful one!
And congratulations on your January GD spot - what fun... and what an elegant, optimistic card to kick it off!
Happy New Year!
Alison xx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is beautiful! I especially love the sentiment! And all of the lace and bling! Great news for your son & DIL! And ...welcome to the CR84FN team! Hope you have fun with us!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Lisa! I love the framed sentiment and elegant lace trim! Thank you so much for joining along with CR84FN as our Guest Designer! Happy New Year!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful card Lisa .
Love every detail.
Wish you a Happy , Healthy and Creative 2013.

Greetings Janny

Heather Jensen said...

What a stunning creation! Love the lace trim and pretty bling. Doilies always add such a feminine touch. So glad you could join us as guest designer for Jan. :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hugs~

Margaret said...

First of all, so happy to hear your family's good news!! The perfect start to a new year!!

Your card is so girly and gorgeous!!! I LOVE that lace trim!! Congrats on your GD spot too!

Hope the happy ending of 2012 marks the beginning of a new year full of happiness!

Lucia said...

That looks just fabulous! LOVE that style and everything about that card :) Have an amazing 2013 dear Lisa! xxx

Lucia said...

oh and congratulations! super exciting I imagine ;)

Vickie Z said...

First of all, Excited to have you with us for the month of January!! Second, what wonderful news for your son and DIL!! Last, but not least, gorgeous card!! Love the lace, bling, doily, and flower......perfect to show off that Verve sentiment!!

Deborah Frings said...

So pleased to have you join us as our GDT for Janaury. Your card is so elegant, so pretty. I really like the lace and jewelled flourish. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year.

Sandie Edwards said...

So gorgeous, the flower really looks fabulous and sets the card to perfection. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Lisa, and wishing you every happiness for 2013. xx

Jeanne J said...

Big congrats Lisa! This is beautiful!

Lisa M said...

STUNNING!!!! Vogue should mimic this for next years red carpet apparel! I can just see all the celebrities in designs duplicated from this gorgeous card. :)

Again, SO thrilled for your son and his wife that they won't have endure the separation from each other. :)
YEAHHHHH!!!
hugs,
L2

Anne-Elise said...

Congratulations, Lisa! Many good news! So happy for you and your family! Your card is just gorgeous! Love it! Hugs

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous Lisa, I love the sentiment, and the fabulous bling on this beautiful card!

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