Friday, July 29, 2011

Smooth Sailing and A Very Special Thanks :)

Happy Friday, bloggers! Wow, the weekend is here already! How did that happen?  I hope you have fun plans for this last weekend in July :)
I am suffering from major challenge withdrawal this week. I can't seem to get caught up enough to enter all the wonderful challenges out there. So many challenges...so little time :) I do have a card I tried to work to fit the criteria of a few.

Recipe
  • DCWV paper
  • Wall Decor and More - ship
  • Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink - inked all edges and for the stamp
  • Swiss dots embossing folder for the ship
  • Swirls embossing folder for the water
  • Utee Emobssing Powder - heat embossed on the smooth sailing stamp for a clear, glossy sheen
  • Fiskars edge punch
  • Cuttlebug tag die
  • K Andrew Splashtastic Summer stamps (click HERE to purchase your own set)
  • Hobby Lobby ribbon
  • iRock for crystals
I am entering the card in the following challenges:
Now to my very special thanks. Everyone has certain friends/followers that stand out for different reasons. One of my standouts is Sherrie, of Sherrie Scraps With Passion. Sherrie was one of the very first blogs I followed when I started this wonderful blog adventure in mid-March. Her blog was new at the time - just a month old - but her projects were and still are absolutely amazing and so creative and oh my gosh, incredibly inspiring. I was literally blown away by her talent. I wanted to craft like her! I was so honored when someone of her caliber followed me! And then ten days after I started blogging, she gifted me with my very first award - the Versatile Blogger award! Wow, I can't tell you how absolutely thrilled I was! I literally danced around my craft room! A blog award! Me!

Fast forward a few months and I am now totally addicted to this glorious world of blogging. I can't remember what I did before I discovered it. And then one of my icons (as I like to think of her!) Sherrie gifts me with three more special blog awards! WOW! Even though tomorrow is National Dance Day, I was pirouetting around the craft room! THANK YOU so much Sherrie! You don't know how much this means to me! I am honored and excited and so thankful!
I am passing along all three awards to two very special people who have inspired and uplifted me and continue to do so on a daily basis. They are coming right back at you, Sherrie, because you so deserve all the awards that come your way! (Please don't feel like you need to repost them again, just know how much I sincerely appreciate and admire you!) I am also passing them to Brenda of Creativity is Only a State of Mind because her talent and creativity and guidance and kindness are all of the characteristics I strive to encompass as a blogger. She is such an inspiring role model and a wonderful friend! I sincerely hope you will visit both of these amazing women to see their talent firsthand. I guarantee you will not be disappointed :D


Thanks so much for stopping by tonight and I hope you have a wonderful, fun, safe weekend :D


50 comments:

  1. Wow, your card is beautiful!! Love the embossing!! Thanks for joining us at Cricut360!

    Leirad
    leiradcardmakingcorner.blogspot.com

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  2. absolutely love this ship! Its gorgeous! I want that cartridge now too! TFS!

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  3. Congrats, Lisa! Your ship is beautiful in the shades of blue. Nice!

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  4. It is fun though__ you did a great job. I have just a few min's right now to visit and that is it. I hope my ship inspired you. You sure inspire me. It is addicting isn't it?
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot

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  5. Lisa,
    I am speechless!! I am so touched by your sweet words and comments that I am totally trying to put my thoughts together here to thank you....and struggling! You have become such a great blogger friend and I am truly inpsired by your talent as well. Thank you again for your friendship~your amazing!!

    Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the different shades of blue, the embossing, ribbon and sentiment are just perfect. Would love to sail on your boat...beautiful! Have a GREAT weekend!!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  6. Such a beautiful card, love the colours and the embossing. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot

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  7. This card is so pretty. I love the embossing and that pretty ribbon! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  8. OMG! This is absoultey beautiful. You did it again. I love the embossing of the ship. Thank you for joining us at Cricut360.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful! I love the embossing on this - so pretty and whimsical. Your talent is amazing. :)
    Nita

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  10. Your card is beautiful! It looks as if the ship is actually moving through water! Congratulations on all of your awards! You deserve it!

    Pam

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  11. Beautiful card! Wonderful job on the embossing! Your ribbon is perfect!
    Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
    Esther
    forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com

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  12. Lisa, your card is absolutely amazing...love it. FABULOUS! Congrats on your awards, you are one of the most talented and super sweet crafty person I have ever had the pleasure of being friends with. Hugs, ~Shen

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  13. Wow is all I can say about this! The different shades of blue work perfectly together, and the embossing just puts it over the top! Congrats on your awards, you are one of the most deserving people I can think of! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  14. So pretty! Love all the blues!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my gosh Lisa, this is exquisite. The blues are breathtaking and the embossing is brilliant.. I LOVE how you alternated the blue/white on the ship. The ink is gorgeous and the ribbon and background paper just heighten all the beauty you packed into this card. And you know what? You deserve every happiness, including having someone like Sherrie recognize your beautiful and talented spirit. I hope you never forget that a whole lot of people view YOU in the exact same way you view Sherrie... you are truly spectacular, my friend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  16. What a gorgeous card.......I love all the tones of blue. Its just so peaceful to look at, love it!

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  17. I love love love this card. The monotone colors and choice of shade, really sets the tone!

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  18. Beautiful card, Lisa! I always enjoy seeing your creations. So creative! Love the monochromatic color scheme.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  19. The embossing really brings this card to life and makes it jump off the page...awesome ! I love it !

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  20. Beautiful job!!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CTO and thanks for including me and thinking of me with your blog awards. You are so sweet!
    Hugs, Jenni

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  21. This is so beautiful! I love all of the blues, the embossing, the inking. Even the polka dot ribbon goes with the swiss dot folder you used. Thank you also for all of your kind and encouraging comments you leave for me- you truly are a BFB! :)Amy

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  22. WOW! What an awesome card! You are SO talented and I love visiting your blog! Thanks for playing at CTO!

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  23. Great card! I love the monochromatic look. Congrats on your awards! you deserve them.

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  24. Love the ship and all the embossing!! Thanks for playing along at MY Craft Spot this week!
    Joy

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  25. This card is beautiful!! You always make such amazing cards!! Thanks for joining us at CTO!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  26. This is so pretty, you did a great job on the embossing, very nice! Thanks for joining CTO!

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  27. Absolutely beautiful card! Congrats on your award...Sherrie surely knows how to spot talent when she see it. :) your work is amazing!

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  28. OMG this sailboat is just amazing. It looks like it took a lot of time. Beautiful job.

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  29. OMG! Your ship is awesome, love how you did the embossing on the sails and the rest of the card.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou

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  30. Wow! You did such an incredible job with the challenge and your card definitely says it all! Fantastic job! Thanks for playing with us this week over at CTO! Now a new follower and would love for you to visit me at www.trailoftreasures.com

    Hugs,
    Tracey - CTO DT member

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  31. Beautiful card! I love all of the beautiful blues you used! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  32. Another fantastic voyage! Lisa this sailing she is really beautiful. Love the sails and the texture. TFS!

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  33. Beautiful card.Love all the hues,texture and vintage look.Great job.Thanks for playing at CTO.
    Jayne x

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  34. Congratulations on your blog award and also your inspiring blog page. I find your work inspirational and this boat card is beautiful love the colors and the embossing and the inspiration thanks for sharing.

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  35. Great job with the challenge.. very nice...

    thanks for playing this week with us at CTO...

    Ivette_DT

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  36. I love the depth that the distressing gave your card, very nice! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

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  37. Wow Lisa! This looks amazing! I love the different blue tones you've combined. Great job!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  38. Beautiful card!!! LOVE all those beautiful shades of blue!!! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  39. Great monochromatic card!! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot.

    Hugs,
    Amy
    Scrapping Mommy

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  40. Your card is in Ship Shape (could not resist). I do not have Wall Decor & More cartridge.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow, what a beautiful card! I love all the embossing, great job!! Thanks for playing with us over at Cricut 360 :0)
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  42. Lisa- another great card. Really like all the embossing.Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360.

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  43. Lisa -- this card is simply gorgeous! I love all the blues -- makes it feel like it's dusk on the water. Great embossing and sentiment, too. Thanks for joining us at CTO for the "blue and white" challenge!

    Jessica
    CTO Design Team
    http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

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  44. Another rockin' card from you!

    Thanks for joining us at CTO!
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Celebrate the Occasion DTM
    Visit my blog!

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  45. Hey Lisa!

    OMG what a weekend! I have lots of catching up to do and guess who I'm starting with? (Not my blog...ha ha).

    I love the card! I love the way the ribbon and embossing match. Ok, I'm off to see the next card you did, it looks pretty cool!

    Susan

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  46. Congrats for winning the CTO challenge this week- this card is awesome,and I'm so glad you won- well deserved!!! :)Amy

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  47. Wonderful card... you did great with all that embossing... and the blue on blue is fabulous...Thanks for playing along at Cricut 360º...HUGS...SK :)

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  48. Beautiful card!I LOVE all of the great details and super colors,JUST AMAZING as always my friend!!:)

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  49. Oh, Lisa!! This is SO fabulous!! :) Honestly, I run out of things to say about all of your amazing cards and projects -- You leave me speechless, with my jaw hanging open, so very often!! This card is no exception -- it drips with creativity... Thank you for being so awe inspiring ALL THE TIME!! :)

    What a sweet message about two wonderful bloggers who I feel exactly the same way about!! Sherrie is such a positive, FUN person who is just as creative as the day is long (I would put the BOTH of you VERY HIGH on the "Amazingly Creative" list!!)... Brenda is such a sweet, sweet friend -- Always with the kindest word to say, willing to give so much of herself... Thank you for honoring these two with such fantastic awards -- I'm sure they've been dancing around THEIR craft rooms with your sweet words!! :)

    Okay... Before this chapter turns into a book...

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion last week!!

    And CONGRATS on your WIN!! You totally deserve it!! :)

    Celebrate The Occasion DTM,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    Join the FUN on Facebook!! :)
    Love To Crop! facebook page

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