Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sunshine!

My Card
 
A Closer Look


One More Look!

My Flowers I Created!
 Lots of Sparkle!

 The Inside of My Card!
 One More Look!
I must confess that I spent a long time creating this card. It was truly a labor of love. I fell in love with the darling stamp from THE PAPER SHELTER. She is called Sunshine and you can purchase her here! Since we are getting plenty of sunshine she is the perfect stamp for my card! 
This is a two week break for all of the DT member at THE PAPER SHELTER. So, we want you to enter our challenge but we will not be leaving comments on your lovely cards. I will be checking in to see your beautiful makes and you can see both A and B teams inspirational work created for this challenge. 
Last November I attended the CK Convention in Tacoma, Washington. Not only did I have a wonderful time with my BFF Wendy, but I also made new friends Kathy and Heidi. I was also a lucky winner of this Heartfelt Creations stamp and die set. I am still playing with it and I was pleased with the fun sunflowers I made for this card. I thought they tied in beautifully with the sunflowers  on my uber cute Sunshine stamp! I added lots of Stickles to show the sunshine lighting them up. I added a flourish, and leaf die cut and some half pearls for added interest.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Sunshine On My Shoulders (John Denver)
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high
If I had a day that I could give you
I'd give to you the day just like today
If I had a song that I could sing for you
I'd sing a song to make you feel this way
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

Saturday, July 23, 2016

She's A Lady!

My Card
A pretty die cut from Joanna Sheen
 Pretty flowers from WOC
 The inside of my card!
When I found this pretty paper in my stash I knew I wanted to use the newer stamp from The Paper Shelter called "The Lady" and you can find her here! She was so much fun to color and I think she has a bit of a saucy look in her eyes! I used a twin die cut from JoAnna Sheen. I love this particular set of dies and find myself reaching for it often. Just a fun card for a special friend. I hope you enjoy it! I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: She's A Lady (Tom Jones)
Well, she's all you'd ever want
She's the kind I like to flaunt and take to dinner
But she always knows her place
She's got style, she's got grace, she's a winner
She's a lady
Oh, whoa, whoa, she's a lady
Talkin' about that little lady
And the lady is mine
Well, she's never in the way
Always something nice to say, and what a blessin'
I can leave her on her own
Knowin' she's okay alone and there's no messin'
She's a lady
Oh, whoa, whoa, she's a lady
Talkin' about that little lady
And the lady is mine

Friday, July 15, 2016

Lots of Layers





Good-morning! Are you ready to play in our next fun challenge at "ABC Challenge"? I think the hot weather made me thing of the sunshine when I made this card. I love the color yellow so it was a fun card for me to make. Our challenge is "Lots of Layers"! I hope you can see the three layers of paper flowers on my card and the the cute little buttons are the fourth layer. I also have two layers of paper on the card, plus the image. I am loving the "Lemon Shortbread" stamps and thrilled they are our sponsor for this challenge. This lovely stamp is called "Flowers and Curls"
she is just one of the beautiful stamps you can find in the shop. Warning! These stamps are addictive and you will want more than one!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: What the World Needs Now (Jackie DeShannon)
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone
Lord, we don't need another mountain
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross
Enough to last 'till the end of time
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

"Holiday Time"

 A closer look at the image!
 My homemade flower!
The inside of my card.
I hope for most of you that the summer brings around a family holiday. The time we spend having fun with our loved ones is so important. With that thought in mind I thought about the family vacations when our two kids were teens. Our daughter loved to shop and had to look fashionable, she needed to have plenty of time to get ready and then of course a latte to get her going. When I saw this cute stamp from The Paper Shelter I had to use it for our "Holiday Time" challenge. She is called "Spring Style" and can be found here.
I colored my stamp with Copics. I used some of the brighter oranges and I have to admit that I liked the way it turned out. I also made my own flowers...I am quiet proud of them (truth be told I copied one that a dear friend of mine  Glenda Brooks. She makes some of the best flowers and I have kept one she sent me thinking someday I would make one like it. I used Queen and Co  "Topping Set".
Some pretty die cut leaves and pearls finish my card. 
Be sure and hop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and join in on the fun. I can't want to see what you choose to represent your "Holiday Time". Remember if you use a Paper Shelter image you can win $30 to spend in the store....a great deal for you!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Yesterday (The Beatles)
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be
There's a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly
Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday
Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Saturday, July 2, 2016

"K" is for Kindness



I don't know where my head has been but I was supposed to have this posted for the 1st of July, but for some reason I must have spaced it out completely! This last month has been a tough one. My younger brother lost his wife to cancer. While on vacation in Florida she stood up and fractured her leg. She had to have the leg pinned, and a plate put in. once she was released from the hospital they returned home. She continued to decline in health  and finally a local Dr. ordered a MRI and it was discovered she had cancer throughout her body. Two weeks later she was gone. This has been a very difficult time for my brother and we are all saddened by his and our loss. I flew back to Georgia to be with him and it was there I saw the kindness of the people who know and love my brother and those who loved his wife. So, this challenge from ABC Challenge came at a perfect time. Our letter is "K" for Kindness and our lovely sponsor is Lacy Sunshine. The cute stamp is Emmilou Boo.
You can click on the link to find her in Lacy Sunshine's shop. We are also being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl !
I am sorry to say that I forgot to add my ribbon to this card, but if you check out this fun shop you will find many fun things you will need to add to your stash!  I hope you will all join us for this fun challenge and show kindness along the way. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
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My Song: Proud To Be An American (Lee Greenwood)
If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I'd 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.
From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee,
across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,
From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA,
Well, there's pride in every American heart,
and it's time to stand and say:
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.




Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Photo Inspiration Challenge!

I kept this card CAS as the paper was busy enough and it worked well with this cute stamp from The Paper Shelter! She is called "Retro Chic" and can be found here.We are having a fun challenge at the Paper Shelter it is a photo inspiration. The following photo is your inspiration!
 
You can pick your colors from this photo!  I can't wait to see what colors you choose. Remember if you use a stamp from The Paper Shelter you could win $30 to shop in their store. That is a fabulous deal. So check out the store and use one of the fabulous stamps you find there. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Someone told me long ago there's a calm before the storm
I know, it's been comin' for some time
When it's over, so they say, it'll rain a sunny day
I know, shinin' down like water
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?
Yesterday and days before, sun is cold and rain is hard
I know, been that way for all my time
'Til forever, on it goes through the circle, fast and slow
I know, it can't stop, I wonder
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Egg-stra Special Wishes!

 A closer look at the fun stamp!
 The left inside of my card.
 The  right inside of my card!
Just a quick posting this morning. I have just returned from a quick trip to Americus, Georgia. My younger brother's wife passed away and I flew there from Idaho to attend her funeral. I hated to leave my brother as he has a lot of adjustments to deal with in the coming months. Ruth Ann was his best friend and they enjoyed traveling and seeing new things together. He had just retired so they could travel more and then it was discovered she had cancer throughout her body. Cancer is such an ugly disease. It has devastated Bud and Ruth's family. Please keep them in your prayers. 
On to my card. This was a quick card I made before I left. I needed it for a friends birthday. She raises chickens and sells the eggs for extra income.  I thought this fun card would be prefect  for her. I have a new chicken wire die cut and I love how it looks. I actually cut 2 so I cover the background with the chicken wire. The stamp is a Saturated Canary stamp and it was intended for Easter. I just changed the egss to regular eggs and it changed the whole look of the stamp. I don't normally use stickers on my cards, but I was in a hurry and so I added some pretty country flower stickers stickers to add a pretty frame effect. The chicken on the inside and the sentiments are from Stampin Up!  I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Beulah Land (My SIL's Favorite)
I'm kind of homesick for a country
To which I've never been before.
No sad goodbyes will there be spoken
For time won't matter anymore.
Beulah Land, I'm longing for you
And some day on thee I'll stand.
There my home shall be eternal.
Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land
I'm looking now across the river
Where my faith will end in sight.
There's just a few more days to labor.
Then I will take my heavenly flight.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

All It Needs Is Lipstick and Rouge!


 My next card was created with two lovely stamps from our fabulous sponsor Rick St. Dennis.




When I was younger I can remember my dad saying, "All it needs is lipstick and rouge". We had just moved into a house that was old and had rough treatment by the previous owner. My dad could fix just about anything and he was meticulous with what ever he did. It wasn't long before my parents had painted and repaired the house to where it was a warm comfortable home for them, my brothers and myself. I always try to bear in mind that sometimes all we need is lipstick and rouge to brighten up something in our life. These two images from our great sponsor Rick St. Dennis reminded me of this memory from long ago. The first stamp on the front of my card is called Original Morning Goddess
She looks like many of us who crawl out of bed not quiet ready for the new day to start. Although, I will admit to wearing a ratty old robe a few times in my life, I never wore those silly bedroom slippers!  The second image on my card is Queen of Heart, just a little lipstick and rouge and she is looking fine! LOL! Well that is my story of lipstick and rouge! I hope you will join our challenge at Inspiration Destination as always it is "Anything Goes"!  
 I am Entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song: Ruby (Kenny Rogers)
You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair
Ruby, are you contemplating going out somewhere?
The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is going down
Oh, Ruby,
Don't take your love to town
It wasn't me that started that old crazy Asian war
But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore
And yes, it's true that I'm not the man I used to be
Oh, Ruby,
I still need some company

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Vintage or Antique?





This card was made for our new challenge at Inspiration Destination. This is my first attempt at coloring a vintage car! I have a few bloopers but for the most part I think it turned out OK! I made this card with  a stamp from our sponsor "Doodle Pantry" the stamp is called "Vintage Auto and can be found here.
The pretty rhinestones are from Queen and Co. I just love their products for embellishments!  I hope you will hop over to Inspiration Destination and play along with our fun challenge this week. Remember their challenge is always "anything goes". 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: What the World Needs Now (Jackie Deshannon)
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone
Lord, we don't need another mountain
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross
Enough to last 'till the end of time
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone




"J" is for "Just As You Like"


 A closer look at my handmade flowers!
 Another look at the flowers and pearls!
 A closer look at the cute stamp!
 The inside of my card, I will stamp my sentiment later!
Good morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying some lovely spring weather. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love our valley when all the flowers are blooming and the grass is green and the temperatures are not at the point they fry your brain when you are outside. 
It is time for another challenge at ABC Challenge! We are now on the letter "J" so this challenge is "Just As You Like". So you can make anything you like for this challenge. Our lovely sponsor is "All Dressed UP" and the stamp I chose is "Springtime" and you can find it here! I made all the pink flowers on my card. It took me several hours to complete all the steps but I did it!  I think they look quiet pretty  for a first attempt. A pretty print ribbon and bow and some half pearls finish off this fun card. Please let our sponsor know how much you appreciate there generous gift and for making this challenge possible. Have a great week and be sure and join in on the fun. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
(nursery rhyme: Mistress Mary)
My Song: Sweat Pea (Tommy Roe)
Oh Sweet Pea, come on and dance with me
Come on, come on, come on and dance with me
Oh Sweet Pea, won't you be my girl?
Won't you? Won't you? Won't you be my girl?
I went to a dance just the other night
I saw a girl there she was out of sight
I asked a friend of mine who she could be
He said that her friends just call her Sweet Pea

Ribbons and Buttons

 The left inside of my card!
 The right inside of my card!
 A closer look at the image!


If you haven't visited The Paper Shelter lately you have really missed out on some wonderful images! I used "My Elvis Teddy Bear" Isn't she cute? I had some bits of paper in my scrap box that I wanted to use up and I thought they would work perfect for this card! Our challenge at The Paper Shelter this time is  Ribbon's and Buttons. So grab your favorite image and (remember if you use an image from The Paper Shelter you can win a $30 prize!) and join in the fun. Be sure and add those buttons and ribbons to your card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: You Didn't Have To Be So Nice (Lovin Spoonfull)
You didn't have to be so nice
I would have liked you anyway
If you had just looked once or twice
And gone upon your quiet way
Today I said the time was right for me to follow you
I knew I'd find you in a day or two
And it's true





Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Peek A Boo Birthday Card






Don't you love challenges that are "Anything Goes"? If you play at Inspiration Destination  it is always "Anything Goes!" That's right "Always"! I love that each of us can use our creative juices and create what ever our little hearts desire! Our lovely sponsor is Julia Spiri and you can find this lovely stamp called "Girl With Pigtails"! Love those big eyes and the sweet face! 

Our second sponsor is Pattie's Creations (no not this Patty) the lovely stamp I used is called Seagull's Roost. 
I love anything with a sea theme and this stamp was such fun and it was a quick color. I hope you will hop over to Destination Inspiration and join in  on our fun challenge. Be sure and check out our fabulous sponsors. The both have some fabulous stamps!
I am entering this card at the following challenge!  

My Song: Angels Watching Over Me
All night, all day,
Angels watching over me, my Lord.
All night, all day,
Angels watching over me.
Now I lay me down to sleep
Angels watching over me, my Lord.
Pray The Lord my souls to keep
Angels watching over me.
All night, all day,
Angels watching over me, my Lord.
All night, all day,
Angels watching over me.