Sunday, March 22, 2009

Two for Monday!

Good Morning Everyone!Birdie
My mom was released from the hospital Saturday and is resting comfortably. However according to her doctor, he feels that she needs a pace maker for her heart. But.....because she isn't strong enough to endure the surgery, he doesn't recommended it. After having a family discussion, we agreed with my mom's doctor as well and will only agree to surgery if her condition deteriorates and surgery is the only answer. I want to thank everyone for all of your kind words! I am so blessed to have met some of the best people in the world...I truly am... and thank you all so very much!!Thank You

After a long and much needed nap, I was more than anxious to return to my crafting room. I tell ya' just siting at my table and creating something really helped to relax my mind.

My first card features Lilah and she is from InStyle Stamps anime collection. I just love her sassy look! While making this card, I was clueless for a sentiment and left the area blank. However, as I am typing, the light bulb came on! I'm going to computer generate the words " Hold that thought!" for this card. (I think that I will give this card to my husband. *naughty snickering*

card details............
stamp InStyle Stamps, DP SU, c/s PTI, inks Copic Markers, flowers, gems and liquid glass

My second card is for Roses on Paper's challenge #8....make a quilt card!
I was totally clueless and decided not to make a card until I visited Rita's blog. (Rita's Little Corner) The moment I saw her beautiful quilted card, the wheels in my mind started cranking like crazy!

Rita got the idea from Diane Gibbs* and I thank both of them for the inspirations!!! I simply love this quilt and I wish that I had one life this in real life. The Tilda image is from the Magnolia Stamp Club. The design paper is all SU and the card stock is Papertrey Ink. The image is colored in with Copic Markers and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I also used flowers and buttons to embellish my card.

* Diane Gibbs blog is Stampin' With Di and Everyday This n' That

Have a super great day and thank you all so so much for stopping by!

Hugs Valentine target



Rita said...

Wowza Risa, I love both your cards, their so beautiful! Did you use the glass effects on her eyes? I luv the DP & colors in your Lilah card, this card really pops, what a cute image she's stunning!
Your Tilda card is so darn cute, I luv how you made your quilt & your coloring is so amazing, I luv how you color. Glad I helped to inspire you, isn't Diane amazing? You did an awesome job on this card Risa!

Tina said...

Wow, Risa, they are gorgeous! Sure hope your mom feels better soon!

Anonymous said...

hey chickie, so sorry to hear about your mom!!!!! Glad you are getting some rest I am sure this is a very emotionally and physically draining time for you! Sweet cards!
Hugs, Hugs, Hugs!!!

Ila said...

Oh Wow!!...I am really behind here...I'm so sorry Risa that your Mother hasn't been feeling well...I will keep her and your family in my prayers..."Big Hug"

Your cards are Both Gorgeous!!...I love the colors and the image in the first one....she reminds me a little of a Go go
The Tilda card is the quilted look...thecolors, fabulous layout and coloring!!...Hugs, Ila

Barb W said...

First let me comment on your new photo over there...WOWZER! You are VERY pretty! That is quite a photo!

Ok. Now on to the cards...LOL! I love your first one with that sassy gal, with that little finger up on there. The DP is so cute with her and the whole card came together very nicely. Love those flowers on there.

The second card is just oozing with sweetness! I love the pinks and that quilting technique is so so pretty. Don't be surprised if you see something like that the next time you visit my blog! Your coloring is amazing and ALWAYS makes me want to color something. Thank you so much for sharing your creations.

I hope your mom is doing well.


♥ Marlou ♥ said...

how beautiful are these cards!!!! wow oh wow!!! Risa they are gorgeous!! love how tilda is nesting on the nesties {LOL} and love the cherry paper :) delighted your mum is doing well hugzz x

Beth Norman said...

Cute cards, Risa. Your quilted card is awesome. I love how you have a quilted/stamped background, rather than a quilt of some sort. The image is adorable, and I like how the sentiment is stamped on the bottom corner. Sorry to hear about your mother. Sending get well hugs!

2 Worlds said...

I didnt know your mom was in hospital, I hope she will get better.
Wow beautiful cards, the magnolia as always my favorite.

scrapnnMO said...

WOW they are both drop dead gorgeous Risa! I ♥ them both! ♥Dawn♥

Joan said...

Both of these are fantastic. So different from each other. Incredible colouring job too.

Elena said...

I am so glad to hear some news from you, Rita. I was thinking about you and your family.
Good thing that Mom is home, but I am relly sorry that she needs this serious surgery...
You first card is so cute! I love the bright colors and DP! So cute!!!
And quilted card is a piece of an art! Beautiful! Your coloring makes my heart beats so fast! Love your cards, Risa!

Donalda said...

Oh hon these cards are just gorgeous dear. You are so very talented dear and so love visiting your blog. I am so glad to hear your mom is doing some better dear. I do want to say I am so sorry for missing that post. I feel so bad. But she is in my prayers dear. Hugs

Deb Neerman said...

OMIGosh! These are gorgeous!!!! WoWzA, Risa, you've actually out-done yourself here!

LOVE, love, love 'em! Simply amazing work!

Deb Neerman said...

Ooops, forgot to say that I hope your Mom is feeling better.

So difficult to see our parents ill and be unable to do anything but wait.

I'm sure things will work out well for her and all of you. I'm keeping your Mom ... and you whole family ... in my prayers.

Stay strong!

Andrea, said...

2 gorgeous cards, I love the image on the first one, she is fabulous and of course your Tilda is so sweet and beautiful colours.
I am so pleased to hear your mum is home

Deb said...

I am glad your Mom got out of hospital and glad you managed to get some destressing creative time!
Your cards are so fabulous, love the InStyle image my daughter would love her, she used to draw these characters when she was younger! Your Tilda card is so beautiful, I love the pretty pastels!
Have a great day, hugs Debx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun these are just so adorable both of them, I love your colouring it is so stunning on every card you make dea. So pleased your Mum is home dear and hope she continues to improve
Hugs Jacqui x

Dena said...

These are both just great! I have never seen the stamps up top and they are sooo neat. Your quilt card is great also, great idea using the cuddlebug.

Kim said...

Risa I am so sorry to hear about your mom! Sending my thoughts and prayers for her! I hope she gets better soon!

What AMAZING cards you have made hun! WOW! I love them both! Beautiful work! I just love how crafting relaxes me too! I can have the worst day and after making a card I feel so much better! I truly see my crafting as therapy!!! :)

Sending lots of hugs and love!


Anki said...

You quilt card is stunning! Lovely coulours and your colouring rocks. So glad that you decided to join. Kram -Anki

Jodi said...

Very pretty cards Risa!! Love your card for the ROP Challenge, thanks for playing with us!!Good luck!
Jodi =)

Bev said...

Oh my goodness Risa, both of these cards are absolutely amazing hun - LOVE the striking colours and image of the first one and the soft prettiness of the second one x

Maria said...

I'm glad to hear your mom is out of the hospital. I hope to she gets better. Surgery is always a difficult decision but if it improves her quality of life with little risk, I think it's a good idea.

Your card is AWESOME!! Hey, your layout is similar to my sketch for ISS today and we even used the same image and same colors.. .I think we were on the same wavelength. I created my card a few days ago. .maybe we were channeling one another! LOL!

Love your Tilda card too! It's fantastic. .such beautiful coloring!! Love the flowers too!! So pretty!


L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Wowza is right, this is more than Fantastic, if there is such a thing... I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I don't even know what to say.
Lynda =)

Susan said...

Beautiful cards, and I love the quilt card. The colors are beautiful and Tild is so sweet with her bumble bee! Thanks for joining our challenge and good luck!