May 11, 2013

Freebie Sneak Peek and Last Chance for Contributing to Sunday Special Post

Hey all.  It's Lisa back again with another sneak peek to whet your appetite for this Tuesday's freebie choice.  Before I go there...wasn't it so nice to have Naomi pop in?  It is wonderful having her back here even if it might just be on a sporadic basis until she has the stamina to do more.  At least we got to see her long enough for her to be able to show us the beautiful Mother's Day card she made awhile back.

Anyways, today I'm choosing to dip into the store and present a sneak peek at an oldie but a goodie.  It is possible that some of you may have picked this up as a freebie but I went back into Naomi's posts as far back as August and I didn't see it.  Of course I could have missed it but maybe I lucked out with one that hasn't been presented in awhile or possibly ever.  Good news for you new followers is that it will definitely be brand new to you.


 I bet you'll never figure this one out!  I'm so positive that I'll even throw in a free paper for anyone who leaves a comment with the correct guess.

So make sure you come back on Tuesday so you can pick up another of Naomi's great images as a freebie.  I'll provide another update on Naomi's situation at that time if there is one.  However, I also hope that you will check in tomorrow as well to see the special post that has been in the works for the past two weeks.  Unfortunately, as you read from Naomi's post, the sneaky monkey has put it all together.  It may have to do with the fact that she has been reading all the comments.  Doh!  Of course, I didn't think about that BUT she won't know what all the cards will look like or how many so at least that will still be a surprise.  And, don't forget that if you are in the process of making one, there is still time to get it to me as I'll probably be up until the wee hours of Sunday morning checking.

So please, if you can, pop in tomorrow for a quick visit.  I know that many of you will be being pampered by loved ones, at least many of you in countries like ours celebrating Mother's Day but even if you could spare a couple moments to add a few special words to tomorrow's comment section  (if you didn't have the opportunity to create a special project), it would be seriously appreciated.

Until then,


on behalf of


Mother's Day - Embossing with acrylic Paint


Hello !!!
Firstly I MISSED YOU ALL SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!
I am so happy to be back, I will be starting slow as to not to over do it , just because I feel like bragging that I am at least 75% better I have to save my energy to bring Michael off Island May 22 for his sedated MRI.
Your support and prayers has really taken me through this challenge and I am so grateful for each and everyone of you, keep the positive thoughts and prayers coming!!
Speaking of grateful I am beyond touched by the way Lisa stepped in and helped me... I know Lisa quite well and know how little time she has due to her own work and not only has she picked up my slack , she is also picking up San's (our design team leader for San's Design) ,  San's mom sadly passed at the end of April, please keep San and her family in your prayers as well.
I dub Lisa my Bloggy Angel
I love you Lisa, you are such an amazing person.
I have been keeping up for the most part on reading your comments and reading the posts written by Lisa, mind you when I seen the message (NAOMI IF YOU ARE READING THIS ,STOP READING NOW!) I did!!!  I have to say I really had no choice putting it together after receiving a card from Crafting Vicky and reading some of the comments, LOL  ... I even had one email that said this is for you Naomi. hehe!You are all so amazing.

Today I am showing you a Mother's Day card I made while I was still up and running using yellow acrylic paint for the embossed section. I followed Karon's awesome written tutorial over at Karon's Krafty Korner substituting paint for Ink.




Sorry, I'm unable to provide any details right now as to the products used and the techniques but I'm just starting to dip my toes in again and I don't want to overdo it.  Hence, the reason, Lisa and I are on the phone right now while she helps me to finish off this post based on what I'm asking her to type in for me.  If you really need to know about anything specific, please just send me an email and I'll get back to you when I able to.  Talk about a collaborative effort!  

As I feel better, I will be working on projects and posts but please know that right now I'm having to do everything in short little bursts so it might take me awhile to be back with another post.  Please know that I sincerely appreciate all your continued support.

and in a very small part...




May 7, 2013

Freebie - "Meet the Flockers"

Hello everyone.  It is Lisa here to provide you with this week's freebie.  If you missed the post I created to explain my presence (you can find it HERE), but in short, I'm just here to help Naomi out a bit until she gets back on her feet by providing all her loyal readers with her weekly freebies.

This week we have "Meet the Flockers".  When Naomi sent me the image for this week's freebie, she left it up to me to name it.  I thought and thought and the word flock just kept popping up and I knew I wanted to use it somehow but make it funny.  Then it just came to me.  "Meet the Flockers".  Perfect!  Now for those of you who don't get the pun, I created a variation based on the name of a 2004 American comedy film called "Meet the Fockers".  Anyways, 'nuff said.  It is time to actually meet the Flocker family.


To get this week's freebie, just left click on the image to bring it up in its full size, then right click and choose 'save as'.  Update:  This image is no longer available for free.  You can now find Mortimer in the store.

Here is the card I created to show off this wonderful new image...


If you would like to see the inside and/or the details for this card you can head on over to my blog and check out my post HERE.

Here is the fantastic card that Vicky from Crafting Vicky took the time to create...


Vicky took the approach of making a bon voyage card and did a fantastic job doing it.  If you would like to see the details on this card you can head on over to Vicky's blog.

Now this week I also got Ike from Ike's World to do some magic and she came up these incredible creations...
Welcome to Flocker Island, here is a closer peek at those colourful birds...


Ike also managed to pull off a card too.  She went with the same kind of idea that Vicky did and created a bon voyage card.

Ike did an amazing job, don't ya think?  If you would like to see the details on this card you can head on over to Ike's blog.

If you are here Naomi, it's time to STOP reading!

Okay, now that we've sent her away, I just wanted to let you know that there is still time to participate in the card drive for Naomi.  You can find all the details you need in the last post.  Clicking  HERE will take you to it.

Thanks for stopping by everyone and a very special thank you to Vicky and Ike who helped me out by creating some fantastic projects to showcase Naomi's fabulous image.  I'll hopefully be back Saturday to provide you all with a sneak peek of next week's freebie and an update on Naomi's condition if there is any change, so I hope to see you all then!


on behalf of