Thanks so much for stopping by today. I've got another fun spotlight to share with you but real quick before we jump into that, I've been asked by a few of you about the Sweet November Gal badge on my sidebar and I just wanted to fill everyone in on that. This first badge is for my SN Gals and Guest Gals but I do plan on making a Sweet November Stamps badge that anyone who wants to can add to their blog. Hopefully I can get it done after this release. :)
Ok, now for the fun stuff! Today's spotlight is shining on one of the sweetest, most kind hearted stampers I have had the pleasure of getting to know... Lisa Gobea! Over the last few months I have watched Lisa blossom into the wonderful stamper/cardmaker that she is today. She's never afraid to try a new style or technique yet she always stays true to a certain clean, linear design that really lets her beautifully colored images be the star of the show. Her attention to detail even extends to the insides of her cards as well, which impresses me to no end. Lisa's passion and love for her craft shines through in every card she creates and that is always a joy to see!
Now let's see how Lisa answered the SNS quiz...
1. What color do you feel represents your personality and why?
I would have said black a few years ago, but now I would say brown. It comes in tons of different hues and you can dress it up to be serious or you can play it up with pink or blue or just about any other color and it is fun and full of kick. LOL...
2. Is your style of dress/ home decor similar to your style of cardmaking?
In a small way. I like my surroundings neat and tidy, but when I see pictures of rooms in a magazine that have painted walls and everything is just right I love that too. So, who knows.
3. What one thing always puts you in a good mood?
Wow, for me this is the hardest question of all. I am almost always in a good mood, so to choose just one is tough. However, if I am in a pretty stressed out mood I put on my very old but still very much loved 98 Degrees CDs and that always tends to calm me down and cheer me up at the same time.
4. If you could visit any time in history when would it be?
I would have to say the 50's. I love the idea of moms being moms and the dads being dads. I enjoy the music, the lack of swear words and just the clean, happy, honest time of life. One of my all time favorite movies is the Longest trainer just because of that reason.
5. If you were a mythical creature ie. fairy, elf, mermaid, troll etc., what kind would you be and why?
I would so be a mermaid. I love to swim and the thought that you could swim under the water and not have to worry about anything bothering you. Also, I don't think I have ever seen an ugly mermaid. LOL...
6) If you are a fellow Gleek, which character from McKinley High do you most identify with?
Ok, now don't laugh. I am a Gleek and I admit it openly. I would have to say that I identify with Emma Pillsbury. I have a secret crush on Mr Shue, (don't tell my husband) and I love the way he sings and that boy can dance. I would have been sitting with her when he sang his mash up of 'Don't stand so close to me' to Rachel. I would have looked like both of them... now you know my deep, dark secret... LOL.
Great answers Lisa! :)
Now you know I love being inspired by my fellow crafters and here's how Lisa's sassy and fabulous miss Sparkle Thistleweed card influenced me today. The first thing I was drawn to was her use of all that pattern paper, 5 different papers on one card! And the fancy, layers of punched edges in the middle is very cool looking. Other than switching which side I placed my slightly altered Darby on (I replaced her flower with a four leaf clover) I stayed pretty true to Lisa's over-all design.
To see more of Lisa's beautiful work check out her blog. And beginning tomorrow Lisa, Rachel and Traci will all be joining me in the Sweet November Easter sneak peeks, if you like cute you won't want to miss this! Oh and you know this Easter candy is gonna be better than Peeps and Cadbury Eggs... ;)
cardstock- GP and PTI
paper- Basic Grey (Organic)
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Darby and Bumbles)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox blackbird chalk ink
Martha Stewart border punch
Studio Calico twine
Sakura stardust pen
computer font- Kristen
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
skin- E50, YR00, E51, R20
hair- E55, E57, E59, E49
clothes- Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, E44, E47, E49, E40, E41, YG11, YG13, YG17, G28, G07
bumbles- Y21, YR23, YR24, W5, W7, W9, BG000