Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ribbons and Buttons

 A closer look at the cute digi stamp!
 The inside of my card!
It is time for another challenge at The Paper Shelter! I chose Spring Style for my card you can find her at The Paper Shelter Shop! I must admit I had one disaster after another when I made this card! 
First, after coloring my cute little buttons so they would match my card perfectly, I glued them on and realized I had one button that didn't match! But trying to remove it was going to rip my paper and I didn't have enough of an edge to play with! So, I gritted my teeth and moved on. Then I was putting liquid glass on with my 'fine tipped' bottle and a big glob dropped out on my stamp! I quickly tried to wipe it up but it still left a large spot that I didn't like! So, not to be outdone by this small calamity I found some cute 3-D butterfly stickers (who cares at this point if they matched my card) and stuck them on so I could use one to cover up the glob tragedy! Then I had to put my ribbon on three times before I could mange to not have it twisted. I did manage to add the bow, and little pearl bow, and the sentiment without further incident! LOL! Boy, did I sigh with relief when this card was finally completed!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Buttons and Bows (Dinah Shore)
East is east and west is west
And the wrong one I have chose
Let's go where I'll keep on wearin'
Those frills and flowers and buttons and bows
Rings and things and buttons and bows
Don't bury me in this prairie
Take me where the cement grows
Let's move down to some big town
Where they love a gal by the cut o' her clothes
And I'll stand out in buttons and bows

(Yes! I did know this song isn't Ribbons and Buttons!)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Graduation Time

It is time for graduation cards. I made this for a friend to give her youngest granddaughter. This is an older stamp but I always like to use it for graduation cards. The school colors are red, blue, and white so I tried to use these accents on this card. The stars are buttons I placed over a die cut. A simple card for a special time.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Whenever We Remember (Carrie Underwood)
When you look back on times we had
I hope you smile
And know that through the good and through the bad
I was on your side when nobody could hold us down
We claimed the brightest star
And we, we came so far
And, no, they won't forget
Whenever you remember times gone by
Remember how we held our heads so high
When all this world was there for us
And we believed that we could touch the sky
Whenever you remember, I'll be there
Remember how we reached that dream together
Whenever you remember
When you think back on all we've done
I hope you're proud
When you look back and see how far we've come
It was our time to shine
And nobody could hold us down
They thought they'd see us fall
But we, we stood so tall
And, no, we won't forget

Flower Power

I have always thought Holland would be a wonderful place to visit. So when The Paper Shelter chose Flower Power as our next challenge I just had to use Adorable Dutch Girl! 
You can find her here at The Paper Shelter! 
I colored her with Copics and added the pretty rhinestone buttons that were given to me by a dear friend. Some paper lace and a bow finished off my card! 
I hope you will join the fun at The Paper Shelter Challenge!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Pretty Little Dutch Girl
I am a pretty little Dutch girl
As pretty as I can be. 
And all the boys. In the neighborhood. Are crazy over me.
 My boyfriend's name is Mello, 
He comes from the land of Jello, 
With pickles for his toes. 
And a cherry for his nose.
 And that's the way my story goes.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Lace And Pearls"

 A closer look!
 Star pearls!
 The inside of my card!
 A little fairy die cut!
 One more look!
I must admit I had fun making this card. The adorable stamp is from The Paper Shelter and she is named "Did You Ask For A Fairy"!  We are also having a fun challenge at The Paper Shelter!
This time we want to see "Lace And Pearls".  I had this beautiful lace that was given to me by a sweet friend Diane Castoe! I love it and thought it was the perfect frame for my cute fairy! I added some cute pearl hearts and also some liquid pearls for accent. I wasn't able to show the shimmer and it is so pretty! I used a Close To My Heart shimmer pen! I love that pen and the pretty shimmer it leaves behind! The inside I found some cute little locks and a fairy die(s). I am looking for a stamp I have that is about fairies for the sentiment! (I hate when I can't find something!) So, I hope you are inspired by my card and will join the fun at our challenge!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song:  Dream Fairy (unknown)
           A little fairy comes at night,
                     Her eyes are blue, her hair is brown,
                   With silver spots upon her wings,
                    And from the moon she flutters down.
                   She has a little silver wand,
                   And when a good child goes to bed,
                   She waves her hand from right to left,
                    And makes a circle round its head.
                    And then it dreams of pleasant things,
                 Of fountains filled with fairy fish,
                 And trees that bear delicious fruit,
                  And bow their branches at a wish.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Hey There Lonely Girl!

This is my first card since I broke my shoulder and shattered my arm, that I have felt like my coloring is returning. This  beautiful digi image is from Connie Fong. I do love coloring her sweet stamps. It is also nice to be able to set aside some time to color and play in the craft room.  Pretty little pearl hearts add a bit of elegance and interest to the front of my card. I used a die cut tag for the die cut sentiment. and a die cut box for the inside left panel. A die cut also sets off my sentiment. 
I am entering this card at the following challenge:

My Song: Hey There Lonely Girl (Eddie Holeman)
Hey there lonely girl, lonely girl
Let me make your broken heart like new
Hey there lonely girl, lonely girl
Don't you know this lonely boy loves you
Ever since he broke your heart you seem so lost
Each time you pass my way
Oh, how I long to take your hand
And say don't cry, I'll kiss your tears away
Hey there lonely girl, my lonely girl
Let me make your broken heart like new
Hey there lonely girl, lonely girl
Don't you know this lonely boy loves you
You think that only his two lips can kiss your lips
And make your heart stand still
But once you're in my arms you'll see
No one can kiss your lips the way I will

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Love Is In The Air!

 A closer look at the cute digi stamp!
 The sentiment!
 The inside of my card!
We are having a fun, fun, challenge at The Paper Shelter ! As you may have guessed our theme is "Love Is In The Air"! How fun is that? It can be your own interpretation like mine is, but we hope you will join in the fun and there is a great prize to be won! Pop on over to The Paper Shelter Store and check out the lovely digi stamps available for you to use! I chose the "How Cute Are You?"
digital stamp for my card. Having lost our fur baby of 15 years we know the love and loss you can feel for that special pet that is a part of our family! I used a Darci die cut to frame my digi stamp and added rhinestones and liquid pearls to accent my card! I hope you enjoy this card and you will join the fun! I can't wait to see your creations!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Puppy Love (Paul Anka)
And they called it puppy love
Oh, I guess they'll never know
How a young heart really feels
And why I love her so
And they called it puppy love
Just because we're in our teens
Tell them all, please tell them it isn't fair
To take away my only dream
I cry each night my tears for you
My tears are all in vain
I'll hope and I'll pray that maybe someday
You'll be back in my arms once again
This is not a puppy love, not a puppy love

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Logan!

Today is my middle grandson "Logan's" birthday! Happy Birthday! Logan! I am so blessed to be your "Grammy"! I thought this sweet digi  called  X-box Gamer from "Cute As A Button" was perfect for Logan. He loves playing his x-box! The 'Grape Soda' (see the pop cans) is a joke between Logan and I  from the advertisement on T.V.  about "Winston" and his grandmother. Those of you who have seen this ad will know what I am talking about! If you have never shopped the "Cute As A Button"  store I urge you to pop on over and do so! You can also find a wonderful array of digi stamps to fit any need or occasion! You can also find "Cute As A Button" on Facebook.  I hope you will hop on over to the shop and check them out!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to you
Only one will not do
Born again means salvation
We hope you've had two!

Friday, April 20, 2018

"A Sweet Birthday Card!"

A close friend of mine wanted a 'sweet' birthday card for her grand-daughter who was turning "20"! This is what I came up with. The lovely digi stamp is from "Connie Fong"! I love her pretty images and always enjoy coloring them. I normally don't use orange as it is probably my least favorite color! but I am trying to make myself think outside the box! I die cut my stamp and sentiment on the front of the card and added some simple pearls and rhinestones for a bit of bling. A die cut and stamped sentiment finished off my card! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Sweet Old Fashioned Girl (Teresa Brewer)
Wouldn't anybody care to meet a sweet old-fashioned girl?
Wouldn't anybody care about a sweet old-fashioned pearl?
Who's a frantic little bopper in some sloppy socks
Just a crazy rock'n'roller, little Goldilocks
Wouldn't anybody care to meet a sweet old-fashioned girl?
Doesn't anybody care to hear some sweet old-fashioned talk?
Wouldn't anybody like to take a nice old-fashioned walk?
Take a walk around the corner where the cats all stop
Where you dig the juicy ribs and then you'll dance that bop
Wouldn't anybody like to take a nice old-fashioned walk?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy Birthday!

I love this fun stamp from The Paper Shelter! This stamp is called "Kitty Acrobatics" and you can find her here! I kept my card simple as I wanted the stamp to be the focal point. I didn't realize until my card was all put together that I grabbed the wrong die cut and used one with snowflakes! We do have kids in our community that wear shorts in the winter so maybe that was what I was thinking or it was a senior moment. Now to get to the point we have a new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This is an easy one it is "Happy Birthday"! Everyone needs birthday cards in your stash so join the fun! I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

It Had To Be You -- Frank Sinatra
It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around and finally found, that somebody who
Could make me be true
Could make me feel blue
And even be glad just to be sad, thinking of you
Some others I've seen
Might never be mean
Might never be cross, or try to be boss
But they wouldn't do
For nobody else gave me a thrill
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Working 9 to 5

I have been babysitting my youngest grandson while my DIL works. She was talking to me the other day about how hard it is to get things done at home, work, get three boys to sports, and make time for herself. LOL! It brought back those busy days I had working and raising a family. So I made this card to encourage her. So, for all mom's out there who are struggling to keep up with everything, enjoy this time it will pass far too quickly and you will soon realize that trying to be perfect is not necessary but enjoying the time with your family is!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: "Working 9-5" (Dolly Parton)
Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin'
Out on the street 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
9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fat promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me!
They let you dream just to watch 'em shatter
You're just a step on the boss-man's ladder
But you got dreams he'll never take away
You're in the same boat with a lotta your friends
Waitin' for the day your ship'll come in
An' the tide's gonna turn and it's all gonna roll your way
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 you never get the credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Girl Power!

 A closer look at the stamp!
 The inside of my card!
By now, if you play with The Paper Shelter Challenge, you know that it is time for another fun challenge and a chance to win some fabulous prizes! I chose "Sport Star" for our fun challenge "Girl Power". I suppose because when I grew up there were no organized sports for girls.  Now, we see some really impressive girl's teams and I love to watch them play. This digi stamp from The Paper Shelter reflects "Girl Power" to me! I hope you will play along with us and show us your "Girl Power".
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Basketball (Kurtis Blow)
They're playing Basketball,
We love that Basketball,
They're playing Basketball,
We love that Basketball
Basketball is my favorite sport,
I like the way they dribble up and down the court,
Just like I'm the King on the microphone, so is Dr. J and Moses Malone,
I like Slam-dunks, take me to the hoop,
My favorite play is the alley-oop,
I like the pick-and-roll, I like the give-and-go,
Cause it's Basketball, uh, Mister Kurtis Blow,

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Birthday TaCole!

Today is our daughter-in-laws birthday! I hope today is special for her in every way! I still have to find the perfect sentiment for her card. But, I wanted to share it with you today anyway. This cute digi stamp is from The Paper Shelter! It is called "Kitty Acrobatics". I am hoping my DIL will enjoy it! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'cause you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

Thursday, March 29, 2018


I chose Police Officer-female version from The Paper Shelter! for my card. We have Resource Officers at our schools and I wanted to make a card to express my appreciation of them. I love that our police officers take time to get to know the kids and let them know they are there to protect them and they are their friends! I will admit I struggled making this card! I have been struggling with my coloring since I broke my shoulder.  And this is one I really struggled with. I had attended the Idaho Scrapbook Convention in Boise and learned a new background technique using alcohol inks. I thought this background was so pretty and then I covered most of it up! LOL! Anyway, it is what it is. Sometimes I don't end up with a card that I had pictured in my mind!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Death Was Arrested (North Point Inside Out)
Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin
Lost without hope with no place to begin
Your love Made a way to let mercy come in
When death was arrested and my life began
Ash was redeemed only beauty remains
My orphan heart was given a name
My mourning grew quiet my feet rose to dance
When death was arrested and my life began

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Water Fairy

I love this "Water Fairy" digi stamp from Cute As A Button! As often happens I couldn't wait to color it up. I actually thought I had it colored to perfection and on the first time. So, in the meantime, I decided to cut out a few die cuts. I didn't notice that the new trimmed up image was stuck to the back of my die cut and so I cut the newly colored image right down the middle with a very lacy die! Time to color again. This time I had it almost completely done and I went back to touch up an teeny, tiny, little spot and my Copic pen decided to drop a 'big blop of ink right across the face and wings of the fairy. Another colored image goes in the trash bin. By this time I had to walk away for a few days. Then I thought "third times the charm" right? Well I began to color and once again the color seemed to flow and I was loving it. When I got it finished I was so pleased and so I head over to my trusty  paper cutter to trim it up and I sliced the top of the wing off! Arrrrr! So, this is my fourth attempt at getting my card made. I did switch my colors up a bit on this one so all's well that ends well? LOL! I used a shimmer pen from CTMH and this card has some beautiful shimmer on it. Pearls, liquid glass, and a birthday die cut finished off my card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Do You Believe In Magic? (Lovin' Spoonful)
Do you believe in magic in a young girl's heart
How the music can free her, whenever it starts
And it's magic, if the music is groovy
It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie
I'll tell you about the magic, and it'll free your soul
But it's like trying to tell a stranger 'bout rock and roll