Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Take A Walk

I am 'trying' to think outside of the box and make myself do new and different things. This card is total die cuts. No stamping! I did color it but that was it. My die cut for the lady inside the card is a wee bit big for the perspective but it was what I had. I did add acetate to the window and some Nuvo Pearl Drops for the snow.  Tell me what you think!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Take A Walk (Trisha Yearwood)
The city's decorated up for Christmas
All the stores are open late tonight
People hurry through the frozen streets
I take a walk.
Every child has a thousand wishes
Every window has a thousand lights
Every soul has a need for peace
I take a walk.
There's a star that still outshines the night
You can find it if you close your eyes
And see the light.
Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk through Bethlehem.
Every night another TV special
Merchants counting down the shopping days
But something's missing underneath the tree
I take a walk.
'Cause every heart longs for more than tinsel
Something more than just a holiday
Come and celebrate the baby King
Let's take a walk.
You don't have to travel anywhere
Faith and hope and love will bring you there
Bring you there.
Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk through Bethlehem...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Embossing of Any Kind!??

 Another look (with out the frame!)
 A closer look!
I must admit that this card was a challenge for me! I don't heat emboss often because I am never happy with it. I tried several different embossing powders, but I never got that pretty smooth look I wanted. Then the dry embossing. I have this beautiful embossing folder that I was dying to use. It was then I found that with my platform and Big shot I was unable to run the embossing folder through my Big Shot. I finally used one plate and a bunch of shims to make it work. LOL! Yes this was a challenge for me! LOL! It is time for another fun? challenge at The Paper Shelter! This time we want to see embossing of any kind! (Even my poor embossing!) So grab your embossing folders, embossing powder and join in on the fun! I used the darling "In The 20's" digital stamp for my card!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Knock Three Times (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
Hey girl what ya doin' down there
Dancin' alone every night while I live right above you
I can hear your music playin'
I can feel your body swayin'
One floor below me you don't even know me
I love you
Oh my darling
Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
Twice on the pipe if the answer is no
Oh my sweetness
Means you'll meet me in the hallway
Twice on the pipe means you ain't gonna show

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A Refreshing Break

 A Closer Look
 My pretty embellishments
I am still struggling with my coloring since I broke my arm and shoulder. Some days it seems everything works pretty good and then some days my arm will jerk involuntary and I can't blend, or add the detail I want. On those days hair is a nightmare. When I colored this darling stamp from The Paper Shelter I was having 'one of those days'! Thank heavens this is such a cute stamp that I am hoping the recipient will not notice!   This cute stamp is called A Refreshing Break and you can find it here!  The pretty little flowers are from Queen & Co. I thought they were the perfect touch for the card! Just a little birthday card that I hope will brighten someone's day!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Windy (The Association)
Who's peekin' out from under a stairway
Calling a name that's lighter than air
Who's bending down to give me a rainbow
Everyone knows it's Windy
Who's tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it's Windy
And Windy has stormy eyes
That flash at the sound of lies
And Windy has wings to fly
Above the clouds (above the clouds)

Monday, September 3, 2018

God Bless The USA


Happy Labor Day everyone! As I watch all the changes good and bad in our country I still would not change where I live for any other country. I hope today each of you will stop and reflect on what it took to make our country great. Unlike some politicians I think America is great and it is up to each of us to keep it that way. 
On to my card! I am using "Liberty Mermaid" from Cute As A Button.  I wish you could see it IRL as the sparkle does not show up well in my pictures. She is a great example of our red, white and blue! Hop on over to Cute As A Button and check out all of her darling stamps you will find the perfect stamp there!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: God Bless The USA (Lee Greenwood)
If tomorrow all the things were gone
I worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my children and my wife
I thank my lucky stars
To be living here today
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can't take that away
And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'd gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Last Fun At The Beach!

 A closer look!
As summer draws to an end I thought I had best get this card posted. I had such a fun time coloring this cute digital stamp from The Paper Shelter! I am using the sweet stamp "Have Fun In The Sun"! It seem as if she has found the perfect way to end the summer don't you think? I colored the stamp with Copics and added some liquid glass to the ice cream, sunglasses, sunshine, he bracelets, and the letters on the sign! Paper lace and some crochet lace finished off this fun card! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Fun, Fun, Fun (Beach Boys)
Well she got her daddy's car
And she cruised through the hamburger stand now
Seems she forgot all about the library
Like she told her old man now
And with the radio blasting
Goes cruising just as fast as she can now
And she'll have fun fun fun
'Til her daddy takes the T-bird away
(Fun fun fun 'til her daddy takes the T-bird away)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Morgan's Art World Challenge #9



This lovely stamp is called "Helen" and can be found here!

 I am entering this card at the following challenges:
We would love you to come and join in this Fun Fantastic Open Challenge over at Morgan's Artworld. It is open to any image and any project.

Challenge date:
1st of September 2018 through to 30th of September 2018

You can join in this fabulous challenge right HERE! 





Come along and join Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group.
You can join Facebook Group on this Link HERE! 


                         Morgan's Artworld Shop - Please Visit Shop HERE!


For my card I wanted to keep the paper I used monochromatic to pop this lovely digi stamp. I was pleased how the brown tones did just that. I hope you will enter our challenge for this month. As always it is "Anything Goes" and nothing is easier than that! Be sure and stop by the shop and check out the other lovely stamps available by our talented artist Morgan Fitzsimons!





Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Back To School

A closer look!
The inside of my card!
Can you believe that our summer is already coming to an end. I must admit that I won't miss the 100+ temperatures and all the outside work. But, I know for some the onset of winter brings great bouts of depression. Myself, I love fall! I love walking through the crisp leaves and all the beautiful colors that the colder weather brings. But, I do feel for those of you who hate to see summer over! 
Now to my card! We are having another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! Our challenge this time is "Back To School". I chose for may card this darling image named "99 Messages and 3 chats"! It makes me thing how things have changed since I was in school. Most kids have a cell phone these days, so I thought this would be the perfect stamp for "Back To School"! I can imagine that she is calling or texting all her friends about what they are wearing, where to meet, lunch, teachers...and on and on. I hope you will join the fun at our challenge blog! You can find it here! Be sure and pop over to The Paper Shelter store and check out all fun digi stamps! I can't wait to see your take on "Back To School"!
I am entering this card at the following challenges!
My Song: Be True To Your School (The Beach Boys)
When some loud braggart tries to put me down
And says his school is great
I tell him right away
Now what's the matter buddy
Ain't you heard of my school
It's number one in the state
So be true to your school now
Just like you would to your girl or guy
Be true to your school now
And let your colors fly
Be true to your school
I got a letterman's sweater
With a letter in front
I got for football and track
I'm proud to where it now
When I cruise around
The other parts of the town
I got a decal in back
So be true to your school now
Just like you would to your girl or guy
Be true to your school now
And let your colors fly
Be true to your school

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Painting The Harvest!


Hi Everyone! It's Patty and it is time for me to share my card using the lovely digi stamp "Painting The Harvest" found at Cute As A Button Digi Stamps! I wanted my card to reflect the warm colors of fall. Since it is my favorite tie of the year I love using these colors. My grandson asked me to make the hair gray just like mine! LOL! Not sure if I achieved it but I gave it my best shot. I hope you will hop on over the the shop and check out all the lovely work by our super talented artists Francesca Lopez! She has something for everyone and all are appropriate for any age! If you would like more details about this card please check out my blog at https//:patty-inkitup.blogspot.com! I hope you enjoy my card and will grab your favorite and share with us!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Autumn Leaves
The falling leaves drift by my window
The falling leaves of red and gold
I see your lips the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall
I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Monday, August 20, 2018

Something new for me!

My cute kitty die!
I need to add a top rail to complete the scene!
A closer look at my stamped figure!
When I attended the Scrapbook Convention in Puyallup, Washington this year I took a class from Krazy Kreations. I must admit that this class was totally out of the box for me! I had so much fun with this class and was able to relax and just enjoy what I made. I also won a $25 gift certificate that I could spend in their booth. I bought this cute stamp and the chipboard. I had put it back for a few months and then a fellow crafter, the uber talented Nan Leonard and we decided to make up our chipboard. This is what I ended up with. All of the paper I used came from the scrap bin. I stamped my image and colored it with Copics. The kitty and the spiral staircase are die cuts. I added the post cards and the little heart. I am going to put a small paper pad on the back and give this for a Christmas present for a special friend. I am going to add a tiny top rail to my staircase to complete the look of it going around the corner! Just a fun little creation to change up what I normally do! 
I am entering this project at the following challenges: 
My Song: Downtown (Petula Clark)
When you're alone, and life is making you lonely
You can always go
Downtown
When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know
Downtown
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown, things'll be great when you're
Downtown, no finer place for sure
Downtown everything's waiting for you

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Julia Spiri digital stamp!

My DT Project for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #08. Sponsored by Julia Spiri.
Challenge: https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
I have used Image Portrait Girl "The Inspiration" and you can find this image here........
https://www.etsy.com/…/grayscale-coloring-pages-digital-stamp

This is just a beautiful stamp and so much fun to color! Please check out the rest of the shop as you can find so many beautiful and fun stamps to work with! 
I am entering this stamp at the following challenges:

My Song: Climb Every Mountain
Climb every mountain
Search high and low
Follow every byway
Every path you know
Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till you find your dream
A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life
For as long as you live
Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till you find your dream

It's The Little Things!

 A closer look at my cute digi stamp!
 Bubbles and more bubbles!
 The sentiment die!
The inside of my card!
It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! For me this was a fun challenge as I love my punches and dies. I love using dies with punches a close? second. I must admit the storage issue is why I love my dies! I used "Relaxing Bath" for my card. Doesn't this cute image make you want to hop into a relaxing tub of water? I used dies for my sentiment, bottle, mirror, and frame for the inside of the card. Liquid Glass was used on the bubbles in the tub and on her hair. I hope you enjoy this card and will thank God for all the 'little' things we have in our lives!  Now, back to our fun challenge, you will find beautiful images over at the The Paper Shelter and there are so many to choose from also. Our Sponsors are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website. But don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
So grab those punches, dies, and join the fun!

I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: The Little Things (The Oak Ridge Boys)
It's the way you kiss me when we're walkin' down the street 

It's the words you whisper when we're driftin' off to sleep 

A certain way you touch me, the way you say "hello" 
Baby it's the little things that make me love you so.
The way you pour your coffee in the early mornin' light 

The way you call my name out in the middle of the night 

How you sit for hours singin' with the radio 
Baby it's the little things that make me love you so.
It's not the memories or all that we've been through 

It's not the distant dreams that keep me coming back to you 

It's not the promises that keep me warm at night 
It's just the every day, it's just the safe and sound, it's just our home sweet home.
And when we're old and gray now and the kids have gone away 

We're alone together I may turn to you and say 

There's something I forgot to tell you and by now I think you'll know 
Baby it's the little things that make me love you so. 
Woah woah, Baby it's the little things that make me love you so.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Cute As A Button Mermaid! ***

A closer look!
I seem to be on a mermaid kick lately, but they are so much fun to color. This darling mermaid is the latest release at "Cute As A Button"! She is called "Reggae" just click on the link to go to the store!  This is one of those I wish you could see this card in real life as the picture does not show all the sparkle! I used 'Wink of Stella' on her tail and the beads in her hair. I also used liquid glass on the bubbles. I hope you will take time and hop on over to the Cute as A Button Shop and grab some of the fabulous digis you will find there.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My  Song: Part of Your World (Little Mermaid)
Look at this stuff
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
The girl who has ev'rything?
Look at this trove
Treasures untold
How many wonders can one cavern hold?
Lookin' around here you'd think
(Sure) she's got everything
I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore
(You want thingamabobs?
I got twenty)
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Happy Birthday Luke!





Today is our oldest grandson's 13th birthday. He is a wonderful blessing to our family. He is always teasing me about being a "Grey Hair" and he tells me when I 'get old' he will drive me where ever I need to go! I had to laugh when I saw this stamp from Mo Manning because it was perfect for his birthday card! He did get a big kick out of it and  it made me happy to know I made him laugh on his special day! Happy Birthday Luke....can't believe you are a teenager already. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Luke
Happy Birthday to you.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Morgan's Artworld Challenge #7 "Anything Goes***




A Closer Look!
My Next Card

A Card I Made in 2016
We would love you to come and join in this Fun Fantastic Open Challenge over at Morgan's Artworld. It is open to any image and any project.

Challenge date:
  1st of July 2018 through to 31st of July 2018

You can join in this fabulous challenge right HERE! 

Come along and join Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group.
You can join Facebook Group on this Link HERE! 


Morgan's Artworld Shop - Please Visit Shop HERE!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Anything Goes

A closer look at the darling image!
added details
The inside of my card!
Here we go again, it's time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! This is one of those challenges that you just have to enter because it is "Anything Goes"! This is a two week challenge and will give the DT members a summer holiday!   I choose the "It's Tea Time" for my card. I wanted to add a little 'steampunk' look so I went a bit wild on the colors and the die cuts! This is truly a fun digi to color! As usual our lovely sponsor The Paper Shelter is offering a fabulous prize! So, jump in and join the fun! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Tea For Two (Doris Day)
Picture you upon my knee, 

Just tea for two and two for tea,

Just me for you

And you for me alone.
Nobody near us

To see us or hear us,

No friends or relations

On weekend vacations.

We won't have it known, dear,
That we own a telephone, dear;
Day will break and you'll awake 

And start to bake a sugar cake, 

For me to take

For all the boys to see.
We will raise a family, 

A boy for you, a girl for me.

Oh, can't you see

How happy we would be?