Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Time

A look at the cute Easter egg buttons!

The Easter basket button
A closer look at the image!
I think of all holidays Easter is one I seldom make cards for. This cute image from The Paper Shelter was just too cute for me to pass up. My grandsons will be coloring Easter eggs this year (probably at my house), but they also know the true meaning of Easter and why we celebrate the holiday. I am blessed and grateful for my grandsons! So, onto our challenge at The Paper Shelter. The challenge is "Easter Time".  Don't forget if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for the $30.00 prize. Since they have such lovely images you will want to grab a few and play along. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: "He Arose"
  1. Low in the grave He lay,
    Jesus, my Savior,
    Waiting the coming day,
    Jesus, my Lord!
  2. Up from the grave He arose,
    With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
    • He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
      And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
      He arose! He arose!
      Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Happy Birhday TaCole!



Today is my sweet DIL's birthday. It seems as if she has always been a part of our family. She is a busy mom of three (adorable) boys and they do keep her hopping. She and my son recently built a rabbit hutch for their middle son's rabbit. (A 4-H project). I hope your day is a wonderful one TaCole! Logan, picked this card for you...he said it looked like you! I hope this birthday and the coming year are one of the best yet! 
This is a Saturated Canary image. I colored it with Copics. I added a die cut paper lace and rocking horse. The sentiment is from LOTV.  I added liquid glass to the balloons and some pretty rhinestones to finish off my card. I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Trace Adkins
She was staring out the window of that SUV
Complaining, saying "I can't wait to turn eighteen"
She said "I'll make my own money, and I'll make my own rules"
Momma put the car in park out there in front of the school
She kissed her head and said "I was just like you"

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

"Let's Go Digital"


 A Closer Look
Happy April Fool's Day! Today is also my DIL's Birthday. So, Happy Birthday TaCole. It is also time for another fun challenge at ABC Challenge. We are up to the letter "G" and our challenge is "Go Digital"!  No stamping just lovely digi's  on your cards. Our beautiful sponsor is Aurora Wings. The image I chose is called "Cherry Blossoms". I love how the petals from the cherry? blossoms are blowing. I had some pretty little flowers that closely matched the pink in the petals and so I added my die cut branch and then found this lovely DP in my scrap basket. It seemed perfect for this card. I am so proud of myself for creating a nose on the image. Whew this took a lot of practice for me. LOL! I hope you will join us for this fun challenge. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
When your true lover comes your way
It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
The poets say
The story goes that once a cherry tree
Beside an apple tree did grow,
And there a boy once met his bride to be
Long, long ago
The boy looked into her eyes
It was a feat to enthrall
The breezes started their sighs
The blossoms started to fall
And, as they gently caressed
The lovers looked up to find
The branches of the two trees
Were intertwined

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Little Winter Card!

 A closer look!
 A new Poppy die!
 A Memory Box die.
I  love images that can be used for more than one season or holiday. This Mo Manning image is such an image. It was intended to add to the Christmas "Raggedy" images. But, I think it works quiet well for a winter birthday card! How about you? I colored this image during my husbands recent stay at the hospital and I can see that limited lighting is not the best  for coloring. I also had to play a bit with a couple of new dies that I have. This was just a fun make for me and a chance to let someone know I was thinking of them on their special day. I hope your day is filled with blessings. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: He Knows
All the bitter weary ways
Endless striving day by day
You barely have the strength to pray
In the valley low
And how hard your fight has been
How deep the pain within
Wounds that no one else has seen
Hurts too much to show
All the doubt you're standing in between
And all the weight that brings you to your knees
He knows
He knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows
He knows
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one
Who knows
He knows

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dream A Little Dream

A closer look!
 A look at the lace and flowers!
 A closer look at the lace and rhinestones!
 One more look at my card!
This image always makes me think of prom dresses. I was listening to some of the girls at church talk about 'prom' and realized that we often forget that it can be a painful experience for many. Those who never get asked, those who get asked as a joke, those who can't afford a dress, those who get stood up. It made me remember some of those painful feelings growing up. I hope you will pray for the young people you know especially the teens. It can be a painful time full of pitfalls as they step forward into adulthood. 
Now, onto my card....this is a SC image. I added Stickles to make the dress sparkle. With a little gel pen on the top for the dots on the dress. The lace on the the card if stickers from the Dollar store. I colored them with my Copics pen and added rhinestones to the bottom lace. A few flowers from WOC were the only details I added to this card. I am going to add a scripture to the inside of the card and send it with a note of encouragement to a special teen in our church. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Mamma's and The Papa's
                                                         Stars shining bright above you
                                                Night breezes seem to whisper, I love you
                                                       Birds singing in the sycamore tree
                                                            Dream a little dream of me

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Best Prayers for You!

My fun Mo Manning image!
A closer look!
I don't know what it is about this fun image that makes me smile so, but I do love using it. Maybe because it is called "Patty"! It should serve a good reminder to me don't you think? Anyway, I wanted to give a friend of mine a smile and thought this card would do it! I have several images that I have colored ahead of time (long before I took my Kit and Clowder Class). I am using them in cards but I see so many things that I would like to have a 'do over' on. This card is no exception, but I also know that  the friend who receives this card will enjoy it anyway.  I hope your day is filled with blessings! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: The Answer to Playmate
I don't want to play in your yard.
I don't like you anymore
You'll be sorry when you see me
sliding down my cellar door.
You can't holler down my rain barrel
You can't climb my cherry tree.
I don't want to play in your yard
If you won't be good to me!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thinking of You


Today is my mom's birthday. She passed away thirteen years ago. I still miss her and wish we had one more day together. So this card fit the mood today. Life passes so quickly and in a blink of an eye your world can change. Enjoy your time with loved ones and never miss an opportunity to let them know how much you care. This card and a meal is going out to a young couple who recently had a miscarriage. I wanted to let them know that we cared. I found the lovely paper in my stash and must have overlooked it for years. I thought it was so pretty! I made a little pocket to tuck my personal note in.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:


My Song: James Taylor
When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there
 to brighten up even your darkest nights.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call
 and I'll be there, yeah, yeah,
you've got a friend.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Birthday Card

 A closer look.
Each year I struggle with making a card for the pastor of our church. It doesn't help that my Sunday School class always wants one to give him also. This year I came up with this one. I thought it was a cute image and could be depicting a pastor sharing God's Word! I love the little dog taking a quick lick of the heart sucker.  I also love the polk a dot brads. I hope you enjoy this little card and you will take time to reach out to someone who  needs a blessing today!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Amazing Love
I'm forgiven cause You were forsaken
I'm accepted, You were condemned
I am alive and well, Your spirit is within me
'Cause You died and rose again
Amazing love, how can it be?
That You, my King would die for me?
Amazing love, I know its true
It's my joy to honor You
In all I do, I honor You

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Delights!

A closer look!
My pretty die cut flowers!
I am sure everyone is ready for spring! Right? We have been fortunate in Idaho as it has been an extremely mild winter. That is the good news the bad news is that we will probably have a long, hot, summer with lots of fires. With a shortage of snow fall we will have a shortage of water. Well you have to take the bad with the good. My heart goes out to the people on the east coast who have been inundated with snow this year.  Anyway on to my card.
It is time for Team A challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER. This should be a fun and easy one for you. Our challenge is "Spring Delights". I love this digi and if you are like me, you are dying to get out the summer clothes and maybe add to your wardrobe! LOL! Be sure and grab a Paper Shelter digi to qualify for the $30.00 prize! Also, you will want to check out the lovely "Spring" creations from my team mates!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: (Roger Miller)
Walking In the Sunshine, sing a little sunshine song
Put a smile upon your face as if there's nothing wrong
Think about a good time had a long time ago
Think about forgetting about your worries and your woes
Walking In The Sunshine, sing a little sunshine song

Sunday, March 15, 2015

"F" Is For Festive

A Closer Look!
A look at the inside!

It is time for for us to get "Festive"! It's time at ABC Challenge for you to get "Festive". What a fun way to use our lovely sponsor's stamps. That's right the delightful Magnolia-licious is sponsoring this fun challenge. What will you do for 'Festive'? So many fun ways to interpret this one. Be sure and check out my DT mates creations! They are beautiful! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: 10,000 Reasons
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name
The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Thursday, March 12, 2015

One Can Be A Lot!

My card!

A closer look.

This is a picture of "Tink" (on the right) and her big sister Karisma at our Christmas program.
A look at my new rocking horse die.
One of my closest friends youngest grand-daughter is nick-named "Tink". She is the sweetest little girl and I just want to snuggle with her whenever she allows it. So when I saw this cute image on adult coloring pages (what is that anyway?) I knew I had to make a card for my friend using this image. You have to admit that there is a definite likeness there! I also wanted to use my new CC dies. I love the rocking horse and the pretty open lace die, and the pretty Memory Box flower die. I hope this week you will take time to help someone in need. Remember, one helping hand can be a lot!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: (Adam Brand) One Can Be A Lot
I ducked into the church one Sunday, just to get out of the rain.
sat down in the very back row in time to hear the preacher say
before we bow our heads let me leave you with this thought
do one good turn to someone..one can be a lot
just one sun lights the sky. just one moon turns the tide.
a man can change the world with just one thought.
one promise made can last forever
just one rock will bend a river
one God up in heaven is all we've got
but sometimes one can be a lot  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Design Team Call at The Paper Shelter!


Would you like to be part of one of the best Design Teams in blogland? Do you love coloring digital images and using digital paper? Do you want to receive beautiful, fun, perfectly drawn images and free digital paper? Do you have an active blog and want to be a part of this dynamic team the enter your card at http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
I have posted below some of my favorite cards using images from The Paper Shelter. 


 This is just a sample of the lovely images provided to the DT by The Paper Shelter! You have until March 20th to submit your entries!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Wee Happy Birthday

 A look at the sentiment!
 The inside of my card!
It is no great secret that I love Wee Images. I was sad to see that because of some dumb tax they would no longer be sold from the Wee website. This is such a fun image and can be used in so many ways. I think it makes a lovely  birthday card. I cut my sentiment out with a cute die and then added liquid glass to shine the edges. All of my paper is from the scrap box but it worked well with this image. Just a fun little birthday card that I hope will brighten someone's birthday!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:


My Song: Paper Roses
I realize the way your eyes deceived me
With tender looks that I mistook for love;
So take away the flowers that you gave me
And send the kind that you remind me of.
Paper roses

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Away With The Faries"

 A closer look!
 A look at the detail.
A closer look at the die cut.
 Glitter and liquid pearls.
 The inside of the card.
Are you ready to sprinkle a little Fairy dust? It is time for a fun new challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER! That's right dig out those Fairy images or hop on over to THE PAPER SHELTER and grab one, or two or more of their cute fairies. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Be sure and check out my team members beautiful creations. They will amaze you!
I decided to have fun with this one and go a little wild with the colors. The green hair was so much fun to color that I may experiment with more colors in the future. The pretty wings have Stickles on them to make them sparkle. I also added Stickles to the pretty die cut. I had some pretty little flower rhinestones. A pretty sheer ribbon and bow finished my card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: The Dream Fairy
The Dream Fairy's coming from Hush-a-Bye Land,
A basket of beautiful dreams In her hand,
And soon by my wee baby's bed She will stand.
She'll peek through the windows all over the town,
'Til she finds my babe in her pretty white gown,
And she'll leave a sweet dream on her pillow of down.