May 21, 2008

Featured Swapper: Lisa Henke!

Good Wednesday morning everyone! Thanks for checking in to GSG today. I've got a new Featured Swapper in store for you today. Introducing my dear {virtual} pal and upcoming Convention roommate, Lisa Henke!!! Lisa has the neatest style of stampin' and also is a talented scrapbook artist... of course she has 3 adorable subjects to focus on, that helps!!

Lisa's sweet, fun and always helpful personality also shines through in all she does! To get to know here more read her answers to the following questions, then check out her amazing blog, My Little Creative Escape, and her SCS Gallery so you can play along with the challenge!
1. When did you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? October 2004

2. What is your all time favorite stamp set? ooo, that is a hard one, I really do use all my stuff, but since you are making me pick one I guess I'll have to say Baroque Motifs. I swear, I don't think you can make a bad card with that set.

3. What is your stamping style? Usually quick, clean and simple. I use to not own any line art stamps, but that has changed over the past year and now I love to watercolor. Now if I can just make myself splurge and get some of those Copics...

4. What is your favorite color combination? Pumpkin, pomegranate, and choc. chip.
5. When not stamping or scrapbooking what is your favorite past time?
just hanging out with my family. I also like to cook and to read.

6. What is one embellishment you could not live without? Ribbon, my cards feel so naked without it.
7. Do you stand or sit when you stamp? sit

8. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? I'd love to see Europe, since I've never been, but Hawaii is always at the top of my list.

9. What is your favorite kind of chocolate or candy? I have a big sweet tooth, so I'll eat just about anything. But again, since you are making me pick one I love frozen snickers minis.

10. What is your favorite kind food? Seafood-crab, and shrimp and when I can afford it Lobster tail!

11. Favorite Restaurant? The Precinct, it is a Jeff Ruby Restaurant here in Cinci which is an upscale steakhouse. We had our rehearsal dinner there and we try to go back every year for our Anniversary.

12. What is your guilty pleasure? Reality TV. I am an avid watcher of The Bachelor, Rock of Love, American Idol, and Survivor.
13. What is your favorite stamping tool that you could not do with out? I'm lumping them all together, but my Punches.
14. Are you married? yes, we are celebrating our 8th anniversary in July
15. What is your husband's name? Tim
16. Do you have children? yep, three little boys, and two fur babies

17. What are the name(s)and ages of your child(ren)? the boys are 6, 4, and 1 yrs. old

Boomer, a Golden retriever (8yrs. old)
Annabelle, a cat (9yrs. old)

18. What do you do for a living? I'm a hard working mom!

19. Where are you located? Cincinnati, OH

20. What does your husband do for a living? He's a physician
21. What is one thing about you that the rest of us probably do not know? I think it is interesting that purple is my favorite color, but I rarely use the color when stamping.

Here are a few of Lisa's favorite cards:

Now it's your turn! Go visit Lisa's gallery and pick a card to CASE. Change at least two things on it and then post a link back here so that we can see your work. So that they are all visible in the same gallery, be sure to include GSGFS04 in your keywords when uploading to SCS.

Don’t have a gallery?? Just post it on your blog and post the link here in your comment. Be sure when posting your card that you provide a link to the card of Lisa's that you CASEd so she gets credit for the design. I encourage everyone to play- don't worry if you're not a member of GSG, we want YOU to play too! Have a great day, and Congratulations Lisa!

Here is Lisa's card I CASEd and mine. Hers has a cute fold which I didn't realize until too late. Obviously I changed a few things like stamps and colors, but I think you can see the similarities. I love this layout and card of Lisa's and will be working with it again!


Maren said...

Yeah, Lisa!! Love that you have 3 boys too! Can't wait to case one of your fabulous cards!

jpmayo said...

Congrats Lisa!!

My fav color is purple too and I never stamp with it...probably because there is no *perfect* shade of purple that I am in love with, kwim?

desirée said...

We should start a club with the purple thing! I do dip into the Pale/Perfect Plum from time to time, but those aren't even really the shades of purple I really like!

Anyway, here's my take on one of Lisa's fabulous cards!

Mercy said...

congrats again, lisa! i finally got a chance to case something from your fabulous can see what i came up with here:

Vera said...

Congratulations, Lisa! It was fun to get to know you a little better through the Q&A! Here's my card for the challenge.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Here is mine!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

Britiney said...

Better late than never, right??!! Here's my blog post with my take on one of Lisa's cards. Thanks for the great inspiration, Lisa!!

Here's the card from Lisa's gallery that I used for my inspiration:

Becky Carafa said...

Here's my card !

Speedystamper said...

Congrats to you, Lisa! My card is pictured on my blog in the 5/27/08 post. TFL!