Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Music And Dance

There is something about this guy that just makes me smile. It might be his jaunty hat or way his cheeks are puffed out, but  I can hear his sax in my head. Our challenge at The Paper Shelter (in case you haven't checked) is Music and Dance. I hope you will play along with us and show us your music and dance cards. I used "The Saxophonist" for my card, you can find him here! As usual you can win a fabulous prize. So, join the fun and you might be the next winner!  
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Animals/Pets ***

It's time for a fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! This is one that is near and dear to my heart "Animals/Pets". We lost both of our yellow labs within one year and it was heartbreaking for us. Each brought such love and unique personalities to our home. They both were so funny and loving that we will feel their loss for a long time. I pray for all the people in California, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and else where that are struggling with the devastation fires. I am also heartbroken from the loss of animals because of the raging fires. I was raised in a logging, sawmill town and have seen true forest management swept aside by the Sierra Club! These out of control fires are due to their interference in a lifestyle and forest management practices they don't understand.  OK....I will get off my soap box and ask all of you to join our fun challenge and show us your pets and/or animals. I chose "A Beautiful Day" stamp for my card. just love that cute stamp! I had this cute paw print paper in my stash and added some grass and flowers to my card!  
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Back To School ***

I guess by now everyone is either back to school, home schooling, virtual school or?? Not sure what else is out there! My grandsons are are all on a different schedule! Two are attending school every other day and then doing virtual school on off days. The youngest is going every day. All of this may change depending on how the Covid virus plays out. I am so ready for all the Covid mess to be over and all of us able to get back to our 'normal' routine!  At least things are the same at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog! It is time for a "Back To School" challenge. Show us your back to school cards! I chose "Ready for School" for my cards. I wanted to send two cards and so I just changed the colors a bit and made two with this same image! I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Punches and Dies***

Hi everyone, I just noticed that somehow I lost my witty prose on this card. So, without more ado I want to invite everyone to participate in The Paper Shelter's new challenge. It is Punches and Dies. Just show us your cute cards with punches and dies in the make and you may be the lucky winner this week. I used the charming Maggie for my card. She always makes me think of my daughter. LOL!  Just click on the link to join the fun and if you want some fabulous digi stamps click here!
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Summer Holiday Challenge! ***

I actually colored this stamp twice! The front of the card is the one above (she is reading in the sun) and the bottom one is a full moon and she is still reading!
I trid to make the sunlight with deeper colors and the bottom one is more muted.  It was a fun card to make and hopefully will brighten someone's day.  The stamp I used is called Hammock Days!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Holiday TIme

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Summer is upon us and I am enjoying time with our family! Like many we were quarantined and missed our kids and grand-kids. Are you taking advantage of summer and enjoying the time with family?  It is also time for a fun challenge at the Paper Shelter! Our challenge this week is "Holiday Time"! This is such a wide open challenge with so many holidays that can be used. I chose "Summer Time Retro" for my card! I love this cute little couple and it makes a fun filled card. So please play along and hopefully you will be chose the winner and win a fabulous prize!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Bubble Trouble

I had so much fun with this card. I just love the cute, sassy look on her face.
I colored the image and then used liquid glass to accent all the gum and bubbles. I added some cute sparkly beads fromt Queen &Co. to make more gum bubbles. Some tiny bows and roses were added to her hair. I added a little shine to the her ear ring and necklace.  This cute little digi stamp is from The Paper Shelter 
she is called "Bubble Trouble

Our challenge at The Paper Shelter Blog is going digital! Grab a digi stamp and show us what you can do!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Things With Wings

Does anyone else have pads of paper that has those sheets  of paper that you just don't know what to do with? It might not be your style or the wrong just doesn't work! I have been trying to challenge myself to use those papers. This was one of the papers and once I put it with this darling fairy from The Paper Shelter. I loved it! What do you think? This cute stamp is called "A Nice Tan" and you can click on the link to go directly to it! I colored it with my Copics and then fussy cut it and popped it on the paperI added a few pearls and some cut little flowers and a die cut sentiment! I really loved how it worked with the paper. 
It is time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. This time we want to see "Things With Wings". I hope you will play along and you just might be our big winner! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Flower Power

Are you ready for summer? It is so nice to be able to have windows and doors open and let fresh air in. With the quarantine partially lifted and the sun shining it is only natural for me to be putting flowers and color around our home. How about you? Are you enjoying the fabulous start to summer?  I hope so. If nothing else this quarantine has made me appreciate so much that I took for granted. I am blessed in so many ways. Thank you to all my friends I have made along the way with this crazy addictive  card making! 
It is time for a fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! This week the challenge is Flower Power! Show us your flowers and you might be our big winner!  I used "Circus" for my card. Isn't she a cutie? I look forward to when I can take the Grandson's out for fun times like the circus, our Cherry Festival which has been canceled this year, the first time in 87 years. But, safe over sorry.  So, enjoy this time and make a will be glad you did!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Motorcycle Mechanic with Embellishments*****

I hope by the time this posts we are no longer under quarantine and like this cute mechanic everyone is back at work and free to enjoy life as we once knew it. Life has changed so much for everyone that we need to be wiser and learn from this tough experience. So, take time today to join our fun challenge at The Paper Shelter!  I used Motorcycle Mechanic  to make my card and the challenge this week is "embellishments"! So show us your embellishments  and you might be the next winner of our fabulous prize. Good luck! Stay safe and thank God for being in control.  I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A Shaped Card

The inside of my card!

It is time for another fun Challenge at The Paper Shelter! This week we want to see your "Shaped" cards! No squares or rectangles please.  Those who know me well know that I don't do well with shaped cards. I just can't seem to get the hang of it! There is always something a bit 'wonky' about my shaped cards. I worked and worked to interlace this die cut to make a oval card. I hope you enjoy it because I will NEVER, EVER, make another one! LOL! I used the lovely "Little Flower Lady"! She is one of the newer digi stamps in the shop and I love her. I can see so many uses for this one. I hope you will go check her some of our new digi stamps out! There are so many new stamps and all are appropriate  for anyone!  I hope each of you will remain healthy and safe during this virus. I think we are all going to have plenty to  journal about as we make history! Hint! There is a really cute "hero" for a Dr. or medical person. So hop over check them out and join our fun! You may be our next prize winner. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Every Dog Deserves A home!

My husband and I had a yellow lab/golden retriever dog. We got her on the day she was to be put down at the Humane Society. She was one year old and it just took her a few hours to win our hearts. She became such an important part of our family and kept us endlessly amused with her silly antics. She was a sweet dog and we always laughed that she would lick an intruder to death. We lost her a few years back. Time was her only enemy. We decided we were not going to replace her but she left an empty place in our hearts. I love this digi stamp with the cute puppy and the beautiful girl. I hope you all will love your pets and treat them as an important part of your family. 

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Put On Your Easter Bonnet

Growing up Easter was always a time for putting on new clothes for church. My mom made my Easter dresses, and I would always get a 'bonnet' with flowers and frills. My greatest joy was the year I got lace gloves to wear. I love the memories I have of those special times. I am grateful for the parents I had and I miss them each special holiday. 
I chose this darling stamp from The Paper Shelter she is called Romantica  and you can purchase her by clicking on the link! Also, it is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge blog. We want to see Easter cards.  
 I am entering this card at the following challenges.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Let It Be Spring!

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Is anyone ready for spring? I am looking forward to having doors and windows open and letting in fresh air. We have had a mild winter, no snow and really none of the freezing cold that usually hits us in the Rocky Mountains but it has been mild. Every spring in our little town we see a few people zipping around on scooters enjoying the weather. At The Paper Shelter we are asking you to make a "Let It Be Spring" card for our challenge. Show us your spring ideas! I am using Just Roll With It for my card and you can click on the link to find her. Love how she is all decked out but still adding a few items for warmth! I can't wait to see what fun ideas you come up with. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

One For The Boys

I love this cute digi from The Paper Shelter  he is called "So Classy" He truly is a cool dude! LOL! This week for the challenge at The Paper Shelter we want to see something "For the Boys". I can't wait to see what you come up with. If you are lacking 'guy' stamps head on over to The Paper Shelter  there you will find so many  wonderful guy images to choose from!  
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

For the One You Love

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Good Morning fellow crafters. Today is a special day, it would have been my dad's birthday. I always miss him so much on these days. He was the one who taught me to love and care for animals. He would always say you could tell the heart of a man by the way he treated his animals. 
Today is also the start of a new challenge for The Paper Shelter. This week we want to see your creation "For The One You Love"! To honor my dad I chose "My Favorite Vet/Pet". I think it takes a special love for animals to be able to help them when they are hurt. Don't you? I hope you will join the fun at our challenge and show us your love! 
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shades of Blue!

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The Paper Shelter is having another fun challenge and I hope you will join us. This week we want to see "Shades of Blue" on your entries! My  card features the "Ballerina" stamp. I used shades of teal blue for this card. I am sending this card to a young lady at my church who is leaving this month for basic training in the Air Force. She is a beautiful dancer and I know she will be a success what ever the challenge is! My thoughts and prayers are with you Rachel!  Please join us and maybe you will be our next big winner!
I am entering this card at the following challenges!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

New Beginnings!

Before I get into the details of my card I want to invite everyone to join our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Our theme this week is "New Beginnings"! I know some may be asking how this is new beginnings! But, I  passed some girls at a bus stop the other day and I had to smile at how different they were dressed but all were laughing and talking so it was nice to see. I am sure most had on "new" Christmas presents and were decked out to start a new semester at school, so this is why I merged three stamps for one card. I also drew in the brick wall and wood flooring to try and create a scene that you might  find in the hallway at school.  I used the following stamps going  from left to right: "Rosie", "Cool Student",  and"Megan"! You can click on each of the links to be taken to each of these cute digi stamps!  
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A Cheerful Christmas Ornament!

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Merry Christmas to all! I hope everyone is ready for the big day and that you have the true spirit of Christmas! This is the last challenge for the year for The Paper Shelter! Be sure and join in as there is truly a fabulous prize to be had. I have chosen the oh so cute "A Cheerful Snowman" to make a Christmas ornament with! You can find him by clicking on the link! I had some metal discs and wanted to use them for Christmas ornaments. I printed my digi and then cut it out with a stitched circle. After coloring with copics, I added pearl drops for the snow falling, liquid glass to the nose and coal, a Christmas bow and finally some glitter to add a little sparkle! Which the lights on my tree pick up so it looks so pretty! Don't you love that you can use these digi's for so many things? I do and will be making more ornaments in the future with digi stamps from The Paper Shelter!  May each of you have a "Christ" mas filled with our greatest gift, Jesus!  Merry Christmas to all and see you next year! 
I am entering this Ornament at the following challenges:

Friday, December 13, 2019

A "Wee" bit of Christmas!

 It seems every year I get behind on my Christmas cards and I need to keep working on them! This is one of my favorite "Wee" Stamps. I love this artist's work and always look forward to the new stamps when they come out. I added some wooden snowflakes and topped those with a little red rhinestone. My camera (or perhaps the photographer) can't seem to capture the sparkle on my cards. It is there and you just have to look a bit closer. I also used a bit of puffy paint for the snow falling. Another card to add to my Christmas Stash!  
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Paper Shelter Birthday/Celebrations!

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop 

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from Sammy Jean   then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

I have chosen the lovely "Heart of Christmas" for my card! This is such a versatile image and can be used for many occasions. I colored my image with Copics and fussy cut it out. My paper came from the neverending scrap box. I used a sparkle pen for the little snowflakes and Liquid Glass for the ice cycles hanging on the branches. and the pretty heart she is holding. My photography skills do not show how the heart is popping  and is so shiny! I added a pre-made flower and glittered letters for the Happy Birthday Sentiment! I am entering this card in the following challenges:


From here you will need to hop on over to Lilibet   Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digi's available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and I hope you're enjoying it so far.
Patty Sue 2

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tis The Season!

Good Morning Everyone! Are you all busy getting those Christmas cards made to send out. It seems like I always need just one more! It is also time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter. Our theme this time is . . . . "A Christmas Card"! So no excuses for not adding to your Christmas card stash!

I chose the darling image "Full of Hope" for my Christmas Card. I drew in the wood floor to create more of a scene. I added a few stickles to the fire to make it look as if the  wood was popping. I cut my sentiment out and attached it to a stitched circle. A tiny bow and some rhinestones finished off my card. Now to get a letter written and post this in the mail. I hope you will join the fun and maybe you will be the next winner of a great prize! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Punches and Dies

A closer look!

Is everyone ready for fall? I have to admit it is my favorite time of year. 
 So, as we want and need rain in my neck of the woods I chose this lovely stamp from The Paper Shelter! She is called "The Sun Is In My Heart"! Isn't she adorable? You can find her here. Also, some of you may recognize her from a coloring class at Kit and Clowder. I loved this class and I just need to get the time to take more of the classes. If you have never taken a class from Kit and Clowder you are really missing out! The Paper Shelter is one of the great companies that support these classes with their beautiful stamps!  The time has come for another great challenge at The Paper Shelter. This should be an easy one for you, it is "Punches and Dies". I have to admit I love using both but often lean to the dies. I have a very small craft room and it helps me with storage to be able to use dies. I am excited to see your lovely punches and dies. (Just in case I am missing some!) LOL! So get busy  and join the fun
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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Creative Crafter's Challenge

I decided to have me a fun day of coloring and I had to color this cutie. I am blessed to have three adorable grandsons that I love with all my heart but, I would always welcome a little girl in the batch (hint, hint)! LOL...Anyway, this is my inspiration card for The Creative Crafters Challenge! I hope you will join the fun and remember anything goes is always our challenge
I love the cute bows and the embellishments are actually cute buttons that a dear friend gave me. Thanks Diane I love them!
I am entering this card at the following challenges: