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October 21, 2011

Fall Blooms - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday, thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your week has been going well, if your a frequent visitor to my blog, you probably noticed I have been a bit MIA this week, but it was for a good reason!  I took a trip to visit my parents last week for a few days of rest, relaxation and a bit of mom and me time! 

I had a wonderful visit and even brought back some fabulous old family photos for some upcoming projects, it was fun to spend hours with my mom going through all of my grandmothers old photos and getting some family history at the same time.  My family loved looking at the photos upon my return, we're thinking of visiting some of the addresses to see if the houses and building where my great grandparents owned a store in the 1900's is still around. 

On to the challenge...This weeks Bloggers Challenge is Fall Blooms

I've long admired my mom's work with Ten Second Studios Metal, and asked her to teach me some of her tricks while I was visiting.  Luckily for me, I picked a plate that works with this week Bloggers Challenge Theme!  I used Mustard Metal from Ten Second Studios only with their Sunflower plate.  My embossed piece was the size of the plate, I cut a portion off and adhere it with Scor-Tape to a metal candle tin I had in my alterables.

Ten Second Studios Mustard Metal
Ten Second Studios Sunflower Embossing Plate
Metal Tools
Metal Candle Tin
Light Spackle
Sanding Block

Additional Challenges:  Moxie Fab World - Textured to Perfection, Charisma Cardz - Embossing, Touch Twin Challenge - Florals

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Fall Blooms Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed.  If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Here's a picture of me and mom

Have a great weekend!


Gayle Page-Robak said...

I love the plate motif, Lisa...great choice. The color is excellent. Beautifully created. So glad you had some time with your mom...cherish the times...I wish my mom was still with me. She passed away in 1992.
Hugs, Gayle.
p.s. I started another blog for project type art vs. Digital and Mixed Media card art. I hope you will stop by, join my followers list and grab a blog button. It is called "A Tasteful Touch", at:

Unknown said...

Wow Lisa I think this is the best yet, I love the embossed sunflowers they make me soooo envious lol. That tin is just fab. You're so talented. Hugs Vee xx

Suzanne C said...

Cool textured piece and love how it looks on the tin. Great picture of you and your mom! Sounds like you have some great goodies for layouts and crafty projects.

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous! I have never worked with that before. What a beautiful tin. The picture of you and your mom is price less treasure too!

Basement Stamper said...

That tin turned out great, love the metal and the picture of you and Moms is fabulous! Glad you had a great time getting creative and hope you remembered to give her a big hug from me ;-)

slbt17 said...

family time is always fun, good for you.
love this look!
Sandra ltb

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Fabby fun tin, glad you enjoyed playing with the metal, it is a great craft! Luv the photo, xxoo

Terry said...

What a fabulous picture and so wonderful to be able to have such quality time together! One gorgeous tin you created with the metal! Love the blooms! Have a great weekend!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful job with the metal embossing. You had a great teacher. lol

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Beautiful :) Love how the flowers look :)
Beautiful picture together :)

Rose said...

Awesome tin, I've never played with metal. Great pic of you and your mom, she looks great, glad you had some family time.

Traci S. said...

Hi Lisa,

So glad that you had a nice visit with your parents. It is especially nice to go through old photos, when there is someone right there to tell you about them.

My Grandmother was the keeper of the photos...and when she passed, there was no one to tell us when, where or sometimes even who was in the photo. Be sure to label the back while you remember. It will be a huge gift to your children some day.

This tin is beautiful! I have yet to play with metal...this is really another lovely gift you could give. Your house must look incredible with all of these amazing projects in it!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

1CardCreator said...

Your tin is beautiful and so is the sweet picture of you and your Mom!

Netty said...

Terrific picture of you both and glad you had such a great time. Loving your metalwork and the colour you've chosen. Enjoy the weekend. x

Debbie K. said...

Love the tins, Lisa. There's just no end to your talents, is there?!

The photo of you and your mom is really cute. I'll bet she's so proud of the beautiful artwork you do. (Enjoy your time with your folks. We lost my dad three months ago and it's been really hard on all of us.)

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me the message about my winning the blog candy for HC. Made my day! THANK YOU!!!

Linda Carson said...

Awwwwww such a lovely photo of you and Mom! Hope she did well today. Love this metalwork!

Stampin in the suburbs said...

Lisa, what a beautiful fall blooms project and what a beautiful photo of you and your mom together. How nice that you got a relaxing week visiting with her and looking through photos. Enjoy.

Jeanne Streiff said...

Beautiful Lisa!!! Thanks for playing the Touch Twin Challenge!

Winnie said...

Wow...love your sunflower embossed metal tin! Thanks for sharing. I have not worked with it before. I will give it a shot.

Ida said...

Beautiful! How wonderful that you were able to spend quality time with your mom and also learn how to work with the metal. It looks fabulous.

Unknown said...

Great project and lovely photo of you and your mom!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Lisa! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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