Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kindness Is Good For The Soul

 Happy Sunday, blog friends! Thanks to Virginia's View Challenge #1, I'm popping in today to share my very first attempt at using watercoloring on a card! Here goes:

I will be mailing this card to my AMAZING friends, Tricia and Eric! As I mentioned in my post yesterday, my birthday was full of surprises! Today I'll tell you about surprises #2 and #3 (Note: I have to skip surprise #1 for now and come back to that in the next day or two because I needed to post this card today before the challenge ends.)

So...surprise rock star husband surprised me with a long weekend trip to New Orleans! Our first night there, we were sitting in the hotel bar in the French Quarter and we got a text message saying, "Look behind you." There were Tricia and Eric (surprise #3)!!!! They flew in from San Diego to hang out with us for the weekend and celebrate!!!! Yes, I squealed and YES I nearly suffocated Tricia, Eric and my husband with hugs! I couldn't believe it!!! Turns out they had been in cahoots for months planning this trip! Gosh, I love them!!!

We had an absolutely FANTASTIC time!!! This was my first visit to NOLA, and I loved every minute of it! The food, the art, the music, the history----what an incredible city!

This thank you card was inspired by the artsy vibe and energy of NOLA! The place is SO alive!!! It really gets into your soul...and fast!!! I would go back there in a heartbeat! I'll be sure to share some photos from our trip in a future post.

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Stamps: Kindness Matters (Neat And Tangled); E81 Single Note, E82 Double Note, E83 Treble Clef, A92 Teeny Star (DeNami Design)
Ink: Elderberry/Morocco/Teal Zeal Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink), Black (DeNami Design)
Specialty Paper: Watercolor Paper
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success), paintbrush
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)



Virginia L. said...

Yippee!! I am so glad that you took the time to play this challenge, Lisa! And your rock star hubby sure deserves his STAR status! How awesome is that trip to New Orleans! I absolutely ADORE the swipes of colors and sentiment that you added! It's so soothing and lovely! The black frame really showcased this design beautifully! Thanks SO much for linking to Virginia's View Challenge!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Lisa!!! You did a wonderful job with the watercolor, such a striking, bold card!!

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Lisa Elton said...

GREAT card Lisa!! Sounds like a very special birthday, can't wait for surprise #1!

~amy~ said...

yahooo for a fun birthday weekend!
This card is so fun, don't you love watercoloring?!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--what an incredible birthday! It's not fair you can make such a fabulous card your first try using watercoloring! Your friends will love it!