Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

 A closer look at the image!

 The pretty corner die!
I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have scheduled this card as I am now in Missouri visiting extended family. I am probably missing my own family and thinking of them but I am grateful for the time I have with Aunts and Uncles, cousins, my sweet sister-in-law and my baby brother. I know this will be a good-bye visit with several that I am with today. I am grateful that we will someday be together again with our Lord. I pray that you are enjoying your family today. For my family in Idaho have a wonderful day, I love and miss you and wish you all could be with me in Missouri today!  My image is a Saturated Canary image. I used papers from the scrap box to make this card. Greens are not a color that I predominately use but I like the softness of this green. Some pretty flowers from WOC finished of my card. 
My Song: Thanksgiving Song
Grateful for each hand we hold
Gathered round this table.
From far and near we travel home,
Blessed that we are able.
Grateful for this sheltered place
With light in every window,
Saying "welcome, welcome, share this feast
Come in away from sorrow."
Father, mother, daughter, son,
Neighbor, friend and friendless;
All together everyone in the gift of loving-kindness.
Grateful for what's understood,
And all that is forgiven;
We try so hard to be good,
To lead a life worth living.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Card For A Child

Good-morning peeps! I hope you are having a wonderful week! I am scheduling this post as I am off to Georgia. I will be visiting my brother and extended family. So, I am praying that the Schedule thing works! It is time for  another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter. I love this fun image called "Learning Is Fun" and if you click on the link it will take you to it! I had fun coloring this image using my favorite pinks. I added faux stitching on the frame. I added the cute die cut flowers and then placed a sparkly button in the center of each. I am sending this card for a cute little birthday girl at church. I hope she will like it. 

My Song:XXX'S and OOO's
Phone rings baby cries TV diet guru lies
Good morning honey
Go to work make up try to keep the balance up
Between love and money
She used to tie her hair up in ribbons and bows
Sign her letters with X's and O's
Got a picture of her mama in heels and pearls
She's gonna make it in her daddy's world
She's an American girl
An American girl

Monday, November 17, 2014

Saying good-bye to fall!

Winter officially hit our valley on November 13th! We had seven inches of snow fall and while it was beautiful, those who had to drive in it had a treacherous trip. Schools closed and kids had a day to sleep in and play in the snow. 
This is a scheduled card and hoping all of my scheduled cards work. I am embarrassed to admit that I have lost who the artist is but I "BOUGHT" two digi's from her on etsy and promptly lost who it was. If anyone know please let me know so I can give her credit. It is a lovely image and I loved coloring her. I thought with the beautiful sunflowers she would make a beautiful fall card. I used a Memory Box die for the die cut and added some Stickles for sparkle. Some flat back pearls and liquid pearls add some additional interest. My sentiment on the front was cut with a stitched circle die. Both sentiments inside an out  came from a yard sale purchase. Score! I hope each of you are keeping warm and safe and for those in the USA may you enjoy the blessings of Thanksgiving with those you love.
My Song: Bye Bye Blackbird
Pack up all my cares and woes,
Here I go, singing low,
Bye, bye, blackbird.
Where somebody waits for me,
Sugar is sweet, so is she,
Bye, bye, blackbird.
No one here can love and understand me,
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me.
Make my bed and light the light,
I'll arrive late tonight,
Blackbird, bye, bye.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"X" is for X-tra Special!

My goodness, we are almost at the end of our alphabet. It is time for our next challenge at ABC CHALLENGE! Our lovely sponsor is Kenny K. The last six months have been rough for Kenny K and his family. We so appreciate them sponsoring us during this hectic time. I have chosen "Download Diva" for my card. I have always loved her and she is such a fun color! I am making this card for one of the teens at church. She is an extra special teen that has taken care of her grandmother during a long illness. She showed such maturity to spend her summer doing this and I  think she is X-tra special.  I used a pink and grey combination for my card and added some pretty rhinestone brads to bring some sparkle. Paper lace and a paper doily finish off my card. Please come and play with us as you can win some fabulous stamps. I can't wait to see you lovely creations. Have a lovely Thanksgiving. I am scheduling this card as I am in Georgia and Missouri for the next three weeks. 
My Song: If That Isn't Love
He left the splendor of heaven
Knowing His destiny
Was the lonely hill of Golgotha
There to lay down His life for me
And if that isn't love
Then the ocean is dry
There's no stars in the sky
And the little sparrows can't fly
Yeah if that isn't love
Then heaven's a myth
There's no feeling like this
If that isn't love
Even in death He remembered
The thief hanging by His side
Then he spoke of love and compassion
And He took him to paradise
And if that isn't love
Then the ocean is dry
There's no stars in the sky
And the little sparrows can't fly
Yeah if that isn't love
Then heaven's a myth
There's no feeling like this
If that isn't love It's got to be love 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Fall Ya' All!

A closer look at the image.
The inside of my card.
My bow and pretty adornment.

 My bags are packed and I am ready to board the plane. I am flying from Idaho to Georgia. I will be spending Thanksgiving with extended family this year. It will be the first time I have been with my younger brother and sister-in-law in thirteen years. While I am a bit nervous about flying, (by myself) and going through two major airports I have never been in, I am also excited to see my extended family. It will also be the first time my husband and I have been apart for the holidays in 43 years. I know it will be a different experience for both of us. 
Enough about me, on to my card. this is another cute image from "Wee" stamps. I love fall colors and thought the leaves were so pretty once I colored them. I used a craft card stock and added some pretty scraps from my scrap basket. I had some pretty ruffled ribbon that matched perfectly that I added to the bottom of the card. I added a bow and a pretty pearl/rhinestone adornment to the center. Some gold half back pearls and Stickles around the image finished off my card. The sentiment is a "yard sale" stamp I bought for five cents. Love the bargain I got there.  I hope each of you are blessed this Thanksgiving holiday and for my friends across the pond,  may you be blessed also. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 
My Song: Give Thanks
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"
Give thanks!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Need A Little Sun?

 A closer look at the image!
 Another look
 Pretty Flowers!
I thought maybe you could do with a bit of sunshine today.  I wanted to give this cute image a color as I have been horrible behind on my coloring. I know many of us are enjoying cold temperatures so maybe this will warm you up a bit. LOL! You can find this image at THE PAPER SHELTER  the name of the image is "Lifeguard On Duty 2" . 
My flowers are from WOC, I love the pretty colors and just had to add them to my card. I added pretty little pearls and rhinestones to my die cut. The sunglasses are a fun little button. I hope you enjoy a little sunshine in your life today. Have a day of blessings!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Walkin' in the Sunshine
Walkin' 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
Walkin' in the sunshine sing a little sunshine song

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

For The Man In Your Life

Don't just love this little guy? You can find him at the fabulous PAPER SHELTER  he is called "Brave and Cute Knight" and can be found here! Our challenge is "For The Man In Your Life". I don't know about you, but I am always in need of 'guy' cards. This brave and cute knight is so versatile that he can be used for both young and old. This little guy is such a fun color that I will be doing some more of him to add to my stash of guy cards. I hope you will take time from your busy Thanksgiving schedule and join us at THE PAPER SHELTER for this fun challenge.
 This is a scheduled post as I am on my way from Idaho to Georgia, Alabama, and then to Missouri to spend Thanksgiving with my younger brother and Aunts an Uncles. I am sure I will be missing my husband, children and grandsons, but I will cherish the time I have with the extended members of my family. I hope your Thanksgiving is full of blessings. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: My Guy
Nothing you can say,
Can tear me away,
From my guy.
Nothing you could do,
'Cause I'm stuck like glue,
To my guy.
I'm sticking to my guy,
Like a stamp to a letter,
Like birds of a feather,
We, stick together,
I can tell you from the start,
I can't be torn apart from my guy.
Nothing you could do,
Could make me be untrue,
To my guy.

  Love and miss you Steve! (my guy)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

"W" Is For Water

Has your fall been a wet one? This challenge made me smile as some have had lots of wet, watery days! But you can go with a beach theme, ocean, sailing, or fish....what ever has to do with water. That should give you a diversity to pick from for this  challenge at ABC CHALLENGE!  Our delightful sponsors are Marianne Designs  where you will find lovely dies. Our other sponsor is the Ribbon Girl. If you have not perused this shop you have missed some of the loveliest lace, ribbons, flat back pearls, buttons....and on and on. Check them out you will not be disappointed!  I used a Saturated Canary image for my card and one of my newest and prettiest dies from Marianne Designs. I added the flat back pearls that you can find at the Ribbon Girl. A little Stickles for sparkle finished off my card. (So, what do you think of the wild hair color?) I had so much fun coloring this and let myself get a little wild! Join us for this fun challenge. I can't wait to see your take on this challenge!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: The Mermaid Song
When I was a lad in a fishing town
  My old man said to me:
"You can spend your life, your jolly life
  Sailing on the sea.
You can search the world for pretty girls
  Til your eyes grow weak and dim,
But don't go fishing for a mermaid, son
  If you don't know how to swim"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just a Little devil! But, way to cute to spook!

The inside of the card I will add a sentiment later!

A closer look at the image!

When I colored this cute image I had a horrid head cold and had taken a strong cold medicine. That is my excuse for all the wild colors! LOL! IRL it is a pretty card, but I don't know what I was thinking with pink, red orange, brown, gold and green! At least the image found at THE PAPER SHELTER
is adorable and would look good no matter what colors you use! Our challenge this time is "Halloween"! So, put on your spooky hats, and grab a fun image from THE PAPER SHELTER and join the fun. Remember you can win a fantastic prize. The die cut flowers are from a Magnolia Doo-Hickey and the cute little pumpkin came from a CTMH party that I attended years ago! Funny how you can keep things around and for a long time and then they work perfectly on something you are making!  Have a day that is filled with blessings. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Spooky
In the cool of the evening
When everything is getting kind of groovy
You call me up and ask me
Would I like to go with you and see a movie?
First I say no, I've got some plans for tonight
And then I stop and say "all right"
Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little girl like you

Monday, October 20, 2014

Math???? Not For Me!

I don't know how I ended up with so many pictures of this card. I think I was playing with the free watermark and trying it out. Anyway, this is a Saturated Canary image. I love all of SC images that have glasses. Maybe it was because I wore glasses in Jr. High and this SC image reminds me much of myself at that age. I made the little math book and was pleased with how it turned out. Just a fun little card that I enjoyed making. (My mental therapy!)
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: He Knows My Name
I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands
I have a Father
He calls me His own
He'll never leave me
No matter where I go
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Wee Story?

This is a "Wee Stamp" by Sylvia Zet. She has such cute stamps. I am not sure what is going on with my picture taking, but those brown spots that keep showing up on the hair are not there IRL. I even tried to set my camera to make the picture brighter. The problem with that is the skin tones looked faded and the hair still showed up with the brown spots.  Since we are to have stormy skies I don't think the light situation is going to improve. But, I may try again.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"V" is for Vibrant! or Something to Crow About!

It is time for another fun challenge at ABC CHALLENGE!  The year has just flew by and we are already on the letter "V". Our lovely sponsor is Oak Pond Creations and Marker Pop. Both are favorites of mine! I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this silly rooster. He just begged to be colored with vibrant colors. I added some liquid glass to his eyes and it made them pop! If you have not checked out their fun images I hope you will hop on over and do won't be disappointed! I colored the image with my Copic markers. Marker Pop has great prices on all their markers and they fill their orders in a jiffy! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Hope it is something fun like this guy! RRRRREROO!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: (Peter Pan) I've Gotta Crow
Not me,
It's just that I am what I am
And I'm me!
When I look at myself
And I see in myself
All the wonderful things that I see
If I'm pleased with myself
I have ev'ry good reason to be.
I've gotta crow!
I'm just the cleverest fellow
'Twas ever my fortune to know;
I taught a trick to my shadow
To stick to the tip of my toe
I've gotta crow!

 A closer look!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Paper Shelter Challenge....Shabby Chic

If you follow my blog you will know that I struggle am creatively challenged wit 'Shabby Chic'. I love it when someone else does it, but woe is me when I have to make a Shabby Chic card. Unfortunately (for me) that is our next challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER!  This card is supposed to inspire you. LOL! Well, I gave it my best shot and I must admit I love the image I used. She is called "Victoria" and you can click on the link to go directly to the Store. I colored her with Copics and then cut the image out with a circle stitched die. I then mounted the die on a Spellbinders die cut. Pretty gold liquid pearls helped to pop the corners. I used a gold 'Frantage' around the image. (Obviously, I need to practice with this also.) Some bingo tickets, corner die cuts, rhinestone  brads, and additional liquid pearls finish of my 'shabby but maybe not so chic' card. I hope you all will join us in this challenge....I will be looking forward to learning something from each of you. Have a blessed day! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Bicycle Built For Two
Daisy, Daisy,
Give me your answer do!
I'm half crazy,
All for the love of you!
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage
But you'll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle made for two.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"U" Is For Unique or Anything Goes!

 A Closer Look!
I don't know about you but I love "Anything Goes" for a challenge. Not only do we get to see a variety of cards/projects but we also get to have fun with our inspiration projects. In case you haven't guessed it our challenge this time at ABC CHALLENGE is the letter "U" for Unique  so anything goes! Our lovely sponsor is Stamp and Create. You can find such a nice variety of images in their lovely shop. Hop on over and grab a new image and play with us in our challenge! I am using a Saturated Canary Image but there are many others to choose from. I chose this image because she is a unique character! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: I've Got To Be Me
Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong
I gotta be me, I've gotta be me
What else can I be but what I am
I want to live, not merely survive
And I won't give up this dream
Of life that keeps me alive
I gotta be me, I gotta be me
The dream that I see makes me what I am

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wishing You Happines*

A look at the inside. 
A sentiment tag.
A closer look at the image!
One more look!
I hope you are ready for another month to draw to a close. It seems like this year is coming to a quick end  and I do not know where the time has gone! Maybe we can be like this cute image from The Paper Shelter and start our day off with a quick cup of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or O.J. and a chat with friends on line. 
The image is called "Coffee Break 2" and she is a fun, fun, fun, color. I wish you could feel the background paper on this card. It feels like silk and is so pretty. I added some ruffled lace and some homemade flowers with rhinestone centers to add bling and to finish off this fun card. I must admit that red is always a favorite color for me to use on a card. I really have to fight myself to use other colors! LOL!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Dolly Pardon
Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
And yawnin', stretchin', try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin'
Out on the streets, the traffic starts jumpin'
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5
Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it