Sunday, January 13, 2013

For the Birds Blog Hop

It's finally here the TLC, Create Blog Hop and you should have arrived from Carla's blog.  If this is your first stop then to start, go to Cynthia's blog so that you don't miss any of the wonderful freebies.  The images are all wonderful and are "For the Birds" in honor of National Bird Day.  Paulette from TLC, Create has donated all of these wonderful images that we will have along the way so make sure to go back TLC, Create to thank her for them.  She has a wonderful web site that has at least one if not several free images or sentiments per day besides lots of reasonable images available for purchase for every occasion.  She also has clubs where you receive emails of images and sentiments for a particular theme.  For example, the St. Patrick's Day Digi club will be from January 26 - 30 and Paulette will be sending out word art, vintage papers, colored clipart, collages...of St. Patrick's Day.  When I receive the emails it is like receiving a present.  If you are interested in the St. Patrick's Day Club check it out here, and believe me the price is worth the amount of images and sentiments that you receive!
My husband and I love to do wildlife photography.  On our vacations we try to find some time to do some with our favorite spot being the Everglades which has incredible birds to see and photograph.  We have a local zoo that is free to the public so that is a place that I like to visit during the summer. This zoo has a black swan, which I used the photograph as inspiration for one of my cards which is native to Australia and New Zealand.  I had to do some research in order to get the coloring for my swans in the rest of my cards. 
I also have two other word art freebies as a special treat so make sure to go to the bottom of the page.

Your next stop is Vicky and if I know her, she will have some wonderful cards so enjoy, and remember to thank our generous host, Paulette at TLC, Create.

bling close up

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Little Black Dress
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see below)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Ribbon:  May Arts
Flowers:  Mark Richards
Bling:  Zva
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Circles

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch 180
Basic Grey - Something New (new image from TLC, Create), new flowers
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Sparkle and Shine/Glitter

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Grow
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Paper Company, Core-dinations
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see below)
Lace: Wrights
Brads:  Doodle Bug
White Thread:  stash

Sweet Stop - Sketch 193
Paper Pretties - PWC240 - Brads

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see below)
Sentiment: TLC, Create
Flowers: Prima & Recollection (ivory flowers sprayed with Glimmer Mist)
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Circle, Small Scalloped Circle

Bearly Mine - Sketch

Here is your freebie, just right click and save.

There are two more freebies

Patterned Paper:  My Minds's Eye
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Core-dinations
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see below)
Die Cut:  QuicKutz

Retro Sketch - Sketch 46
Colour Q - 171

Here is your freebie, just right click and save.

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Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollectiion
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see below)
Punches:  Sizzix, Martha Stewart
Jump Rings:  Tim Holtz

Inky Impressions - Add a sentiment
Play Date Cafe - 164

Here is your freebie, just right click and save.

Have a great day!  Lisa Lynn
next stop Vicky


CreatewithTlc said...

Wow....the swan card is so elegant. Just beautiful....and thank you so much for extra examples and information. I appreciate all your hard work for this fabulous team and myself.

Karen C said...

How awesome! Well done teamie! :)

Carla S. said...

Wow! Gorgeous projects, Lisa Lynn!

Hetty said...

Wow, Lisa Lynn, so many cards and challenges! and thet are all great. Rhe swan picture is beautiful, I never see black swans for real. Creative greetings, Hetty

Craftymumz Creations said...

WOW!!!! You had a ton of fun with the images! How creative and generous! THANK YOU!

Jennifer said...

All of it is just fantastic! Love your craftyness! Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Everything is so beautiful, love Christine in Italy xx

CTgirl said...

Wow, what inspiration!
Your cards are all so beautiful! I really like the different ways you used the swan.
Thanks for the freebie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the swan cards. It reminds me so much of my grandmother. She would take us to see the swans every time we would go visit her. Those are such great memories! :)

Firenze said...

Love the layering - and the colour combo! TFS
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Karal Schuknecht said...

Great card, beautiful work.

ribenaruby said...

What a fab selection! Gorgeous cards. Ruby x

Jen said...

These are all so great! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and retro sketches!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh wow you have outdone yourself such wonderful cards! Totally amazing. And just realized that I was not following you lol so took care of that!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Beautiful card. TFS!

Edwina said...

Wow! You have been busy. Lovely cards. I love the first card best. It is beautiful. I love the coloring of the image and the papers you used with it. The sketch works great with it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Chris said...

Awesome cards...thank you so much!!!

buggin2stamp said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at he Sweet Stop this week.

Cynthia said...

Wow, you've been a busy lady! All of your samples are lovely, Lisa Lynn. Your photos of the black swan are fantastic.

Kristina said...

All of your cards are so beautiful! You have done a great job! Tks for the inspiration and freebies too!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Wow what terrific inspiration! Especially love the black swan card!

grandma's joy dqheart said...

the swan is so elegant, i love your pictures of the black swans as well. beautiful work

Purple Card Lady said...

Lovely creation! TFS!

Yvonne Morentin said...

the colors are awesome... just love them...

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a beautiful card I love the birds.

Kathleen said...

Wonderful project, well done!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

You are amazing with your cards and your sketches and all the ways you helped us. Thank you so very much. Your cards are so awesome. I loved every one of them. thankyou for sharing so much with us. hugs, Cathy K

Sue W said...

My goodness........what beautiful creations! Thanks for your fabulous inspiration.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the flowers you made on the first card and loved the blue card- colors and DSP. Thanks for a great hop!

Melissa Craig said...

Wow! What a line-up! Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

PashaCou said...

Love your cards! Thank you so much for sharing them along with the sketch links with us.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

So many great cards Lisa Lynn! Also thanks for some great TLC freebies. Much appreciated.

From another Lisa Lyn --only with one 'n'

Debbie said...

These are all fantastic, but I have to say the first in my favorite! :)
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!!

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

Great card! I do like the first card you made the best, but the sketch is great. I think I can get some mileage out of that! Thanks so much for sharing! And a special thanks to Paulette for the great image!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this week well. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Patti P. said...

Love the realistic coloring on all of your swans and how you have spotlighted them in so many different sketches, such inspiration.

Gail said...

Nice creation with the swan - and great photography too -my husband was a professional nature photographer - he now spends his time golfing! Go figure -enjoy your week and thanks for the hop and freebies along the way!

Silverbutterfly said...

Love your lovely swan & the cards you have made with him/her. Thanks so much.


dottielottie said...

Love your cards, your examples really show how one image can look so different.
Lottie x

MaxineD said...

Fabulous cards Lisa Lynn - as a proud Kiwi I was unaware that the black swan is a native to our shores - we see them daily at our local lake!!

Beth said...

Thank you for taking the time to share so much with us! I too love TLC Creations and Paulette for her kindness and generousity . . . you've really done her proud!

Kelley said...

I was doing some reading on black swans. It was fun to see your photos.
Beautiful coloring on your cards.

hoptownracer1 said...

Love your card! Love your photographs also! You really caught the beauty of the swans and the duck! :)

Ardilla said...

You have been busy, great projects :)

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Bearly Mine Challenge!
Hugs Nela

Robin Parker said...

Love the designer paper for The Sweet Stop Challenge. Thanks for sharing.

Mian said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the layout and the image!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

Deanna Jean said...'ve been very busy. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

marsha said...

Beautiful! I love all the different cards you created!

anya said...

Cute cards! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful cards, Lisa! Love your freebies, too! Thank you so much for joining us this week at RetroSketches!

Tonya said...

This is so pretty. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions. Be sure to check out our Love Spell blog hop for more chances to win.

Bettina L. said...

Lots of fab cards. Great with the different designs on the bird ones and I love the one with the houses and the sign with grass too. Thanks for playing at
Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Alicia said...

Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Patrice said...

Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Love your card ! Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges


Jo x