Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Friend Loveth at All Times and Trip Pics :)

Happy Thursday, everyone!! Another weekend is almost upon us!! Yay!! I have a card to share with you today and some pictures from my trip last week :)

This was a pretty quick card to put together...nothing too elaborate since I'm still resting the shoulder as much as possible. For this card, I used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large for the base and embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder (no idea what the name is...why don't they print them on the folders??!!)

The patterned paper is from K & Company Que Sera Sera stack, cut out with a Classic Rectangles Large and stitched to the base.

The frame is a Spellbinders Fleur de lis die with a Nestabilities Classic square to cut out center. The frame is popped up with foam tape. The background is lightly inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. "A Friend Loveth at all times" is from K Andrews Designs Scripture Sayings stamp set:

Click HERE to purchase your own set!! And right now, Kristal is having a sale on all of her stamp sets!! Enter "letshavefun" to take 20% off!! What a bargain!! :)

I am entering this at Little Scrap Pieces - Sky Blue Challenge.

And now some pics from my trip to Surfside Beach!! This is the view directly from our balcony!! Oh, what I wouldn't give to have this view every day...I truly feel like I can breathe at the ocean...must be the mermaid in me ;)

A little to the left and you can see Myrtle Beach in the background. It was just a few miles up the road from our hotel.

Here's a closer view of Myrtle Beach. We were close enough to enjoy it, but far enough away to not have the intense crowds :)

We were lucky enough to have a room on the top floor. This guy was eye level!!

We thought it was so cool how he circled around..and then realized he was the lead...

Pretty soon, a whole pod of pelicans followed!! They flew by like this almost every half hour!!

One of the beautiful sunrises over the Atlantic :)

Here's my adorable little niece, searching for seashells :) Doesn't she look so sweet and innocent...before she ripped my arm off??!! Just kidding ;) It's healing more and more each day :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful weekend!! :)


  1. Such a pretty card, love the simplicity of it...
    And wow that beach looks awesome, I hope you went swimming in it...
    I've never seen a pelican in real life I think I probably would freak out they look awfully huge flying in the air....
    Glad you are getting back to normal!
    Take care hugs Lisa~

  2. LOL LOL LOL!!! As I was reading what you wrote about your niece being so sweet and innocent I was thinking the exact same thing you wrote next. i am sure she feels bad about what happened to your shoulder. Beautiful card!! I love the pictures, O how I want to be at Myrtle Beach!! Maybe next year!!

  3. LOL!!! You are so funny!! Your sense of humor is so like mine! :) Your card is gorgeous, as are all your pics. Makes me realize how bad I want to go on vacation. Glad to hear your arm is getting better!

  4. Your card is just beautiful inside and out. Yes, the niece looks innocent. How's your arm?
    hugs, DIANA L.

  5. Your card is stunning!! Your pictures are great!

  6. First let me say the card is beautiful and you with one arm!! You are just so gifted, you only need one wing!! hehe!

    Now the pictures are so wonderful. I love the blue, water and sky. You had a bit of God's best for sure. I had to laugh so hard when you said your niece looks so cute and sweet until she ripped your arm off!! Oh my gosh!! I laughed so hard I was crying.

    I'm so happy you had a great vacation. I just emailed you, with a bunch of annoying questions.

    Hugs, Pam

  7. Beautiful pictures Lisa.. and i love that sentiment, it goes great with your beautiful card...

  8. So pretty! Love the great paper! Nice stitching!

  9. Beautiful card and your vacation photos are totally breath taking!!!

    Precious Hugs

  10. Gorgeous card. Love the embossing. Great pics. It looks beautiful.


  11. Gorgeous card as always! Love the pictures. My family and I plan to spend time near there this summer. We haven't decided exactly where, but that is the general area. TFS my friend.


  12. Beautiful card. Love the white with the pattern paper. Gorgeous pictures of your trip. I haven't been to Mrytle Beach in forever.

  13. Very pretty card- love all of the embossing!!! I also love your pictures- I LOVE the beach- I have only been to Myrtle one time (it was July and VERY full)- Maybe I would like Surfside (we usually go to OBX- Cape Hatteras where there are no crowds). :)Amy

  14. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous view with us. I LOVE the beach!
    Your card is beautiful! I LOVE the shape of it, the paper you chose and that beautiful frame you created for the sentiment.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  15. Lisa, your card is beautiful-It's so elegant looking and just love the little frame you created-the lovely sentiment just pops right out:) GORGEOUS card!!

    Wow, love all the beautiful pictures of your trip!! How cool is that with the pelicans so close:)Beautiful view and so peaceful looking at the beach.
    Your niece is darling and we'll have to keep that in mind when your out of will call your niece!! Haha!
    Glad to hear your shoulders feeling better:) Have a great wknd!!
    PS/ Thanks for the b/day wishes on FB!
    Sherrie K

  16. Great Card! Love the vacay pics!
    Miranda :)

  17. Lisa,
    What a lovely card. I agree with you about the cuttlebug folders, wish they printed the names on them!! Love the pics, especially the sunset and pelican one. Gorgeous!! Have a great weekend and hope your shoulder gets better so you can get back to your crafty goodness!!!

  18. Well isn't this post just jam-packed with happiness! :o) My sweet friend, your card may be simple but it is truly fantastic. :o) Excellent use of your papers and I love the sentiment you chose. SO genius to make the fleur de lis a frame! I have never thought of that. :o) Lovely accents, beautiful stitching... you are so crazy talented. I also LOVE your vacation photographs! They are spectacular! I'm so happy you shared them here. Thank you for the smiles. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  19. Lisa, that paper is beautiful...way to let it speak volumes. You were right by my MIL at Surfside Beach. Such a pretty place to vacation. Good to see your must be feeling better!

  20. Gorgeous card! Love the pics of your vaca too. I know what you mean about being able to breathe at the ocean. I think it's because we are more relaxed there and maybe I have some mermaid or dolphin in me too. ;) Your niece is adorable. Thanks for sharing. -Tami

  21. your card is gorgeous, Lisa! love the sentiment, the sewing, the bow..all of it!! you took some awesome pictures!! looks beautiful there! happy to hear you are doing better!
    hugs, hl

  22. Pretty card, I love the sentiment and the background papers. Your trip to the beach looks like a great time!

  23. Hi Lisa thanks so much for joining my challenge...Ha ha Lisa they always look innocent before they attack you....Now you will be able to hold this over her head for YEARS! Your card is so fabulous I just love every detail. So glad your arm is healing....Karen

  24. Love your card Lisa! Glad to hear your feeling on the mends:) Love the pics too!

  25. Love your card! The embossing and the bow look so pretty! Love your pictures too! Glad your arm is starting to feel better! :)


  26. Lisa, your card is GORGEOUS!! Are those spellbinder dies you used?? Gorgeous! OMG! pictures of your trip are beautiful and LOVE LOVE the sunset one...
    Have a fantastic weekend friend!!

  27. Beautiful card! I love the frame around the sentiment! I also loved seeing your trip pictures!!!! I've never been to the east coast, but it is a dream of mine.... I love the pictures of the pelicans, how cool! Glad to hear your arm is healing more and more each day... :)

  28. Beautiful card and beautiful pics!! Glad to hear your arm is healing! Keep taking it easy so it does!!!

  29. Pretty card Lisa and yes why don't they print the name of the design on the folders?
    Loved seeing your piccies.We've been in Devon playing golf.Hubby and I played for a few years before having our son(whose now 11).We have done a lot of traveling in our time and have been very fortunate to play golf in some beautiful places and one of our first golfing holidays was at Myrtle Beach!!
    We have just discovered that our son is an incredibly gifted golfer(he is amazing at sport in general!)and have just come home and rejoined a golf club.He's only been playing a couple of weeks and can go round in single figures!!Not every round though!
    I have a feeling I will be blogging less and golfing more. I had forgotten how much I loved it.
    So pleased you had a great vacation with your family.
    Jayne x

  30. Beautiful card.Love the colors and image.Very beautiful vacation photos.Love the sun set and birds.

  31. Great pictures...looks like you had a nice time...we just got home form a 5 day mini vacation, but we went "North" and it was cool, but we were on the it!!

  32. Well you know I love this card! It sits right on my clutter free desk! (I can't handle, OCD maybe?)

    These pictures are so pretty! I've never been to Myrtle Beach but I'm taken back by how white the sand is there. The only time I've been on the Atlantic side was Ireland, not the best for beaches, and Fort Lauderdale many years ago. I can't remember the beach too much but I do remember it was the first time I ever had a fishbowl Margarita! :)


  33. Hi Lisa,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Surfside Beach to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!


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