Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team Close Up


I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog today with a special post!
Today it's my turn to share a little bit about myself just like my teamies did previously in a feature called Design Team Close Up!

Those of you that follow my blog might be interested to know a little bit more about me as well so here goes:
My name is Lisa and I've been sharing my caffeinated creations every other Tuesday in my *ICU which stands for "Intensive Coffee Unit"! In my ICU the IV bags contain coffee instead of normal IV fluids!
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The reason I chose to name my posts Lisa's ICU is because in real life I work as a nurse in a NICU which stands for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
I take care of very sick neonates who are born prematurely or with very serious medical conditions. I have seen babies born weighing as little as one pound and as much as thirteen!
It can be a very stressful job but very rewarding at the same time! My paper crafting world is the perfect place to lose myself in a hobby that I love and it keeps me sane!
I despise photos of myself but one day I was fooling around with filters on my phone and snapped this black and white photo that I actually liked and I thought I'd share it here today.
A little about me....
I am a mom to 3 wonderful kids ages 27, 21 and 15 and we live in sunny South Florida!
We have 2 cats, 1 dog, 1 bearded dragon, 5 leopard geckos and 1 betta fish.
So basically a ZOO!! 🐢🐱🐱 🦎🦎🦎🦎🦎🦎🐠 
I've always been a crafty person for as long as I can remember. My mom is even craftier than me and is very talented.  She has dabbled in painting, quilting, calligraphy, sewing, papercrafts, knitting, crocheting and science projects that were due the next morning πŸ˜† πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜† 
Seriously I could always count on her for any and all crafty endeavors and she taught me every craft she knew! Honestly my dad was always a willing participant as well and he
even went through a macrame phase years ago. 
I in turn passed my craftiness on to my kids. My oldest daughter is a big planner girl and owns almost as many planners as I do stamp sets. 😲 My younger daughter loves to paint and has painted many of the pictures that hang in my craft room today.  My son loves reptiles, tennis and gaming but has been known to make a card or two with me! 
As far as my papercrafting journey goes....
I used to design custom invitations and announcements which led to scrapbooking which ultimately led to card making. My favorite of all is card making and I spend most of my very little spare time creating my "OhSoCute" projects! You can find me here on my blog and I also share my projects on Facebook and Instagram! There are links on my About Me page.
I was introduced to card making like many of us were..... at a Stampin Up workshop and the rest is history! I love being a part of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers because it always challenges me to pull out my coffee themed stamps and dies and make something fun! Our team is very uplifting and supportive and our fearless leader Amy is super sweet!
As far as me being a coffee lover I would say that my favorite coffee drink right now is iced coffee.  There is a brand called STOK that I am absolutely addicted to! I buy it at the supermarket and make it at home.  It's very smooth and it comes pre-made so I only have to add half and half. Don't tell anyone but the truth is I actually like a little coffee in my cream.......🀫 🀫 🀫 
I've rounded up 9 of my favorite cards that I've made since joining the Coffee Lovers and here is a collage of all those cards.
So that's a little about me and my life, it was fun sharing a little glimpse of me with you!
I hope you'll stop by Lisa's ICU here on the Coffee Lovers blog every other Tuesday and have a cup of coffee with me! 
I did make one more brand new card for today to share with you! In honor of the recent Coffee Lovers collab with Sweet 'n Sassy stamps I made a card using three of  their new caffeinated themed stamp sets.


That sentiment just CRACKS me up! I love how the animal print looks as the koozie on the cup!
I added some Brown Jewels from Kat Scrappiness for some extra interest.
I just love how this card turned out!
Thanks for hanging out with me today friends! I hope you enjoyed the little peek into my life! If you have any questions just ask away, I'm a pretty chatty Cathy once I start talking!
I'll end this post the way I end EVERY blog post.....
Have a great day, I already am!
☕️  Lisa  ☕️

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