Saturday, July 14, 2018

Morgan's Artworld #6 - July 15, 2018

 A closer look at my digi stamp "Girl With Bunny"  and you can find it HERE!
The left hand inside of my card
 The right inside of my card

Good-morning everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day. First I am excited to share with you that I am now a part of the fabulous Morgan's Artworld Design Team. There are so many talented ladies on the team, I am in awe and know I will learn so much from each of them. I have been trying to find the posting from years ago when I won a challenge with my entry using the fabulous art work of Morgan Fitzsimons! I will keep looking for it but I was so impressed with her work that I kept the card! LOL!  
Here is my first DT project for Morgan's Artworld Design Team. I hope you like it!





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:
15th July 2018 through to 14th August 2018

You can join in this fabulous challenge right HERE! 





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I am entering this card at the following challenges: 
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My Song: What A Wonderful World (Louie Armstrong)
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Holiday Time!

A closer look

My cute die cut!
The sentiment (also a die cut)
The inside of my card!
It is hard to believe that summer will soon be over and soon the kids will be back at school. Like most people we are trying to cram as much as we can in these hot summer days. Well, here is a fun challenge at The Paper Shelter and  it is Holiday Time!  I chose "Where We Goin'?" digi for my card. Yes, she is one of my favorites! I hope you will take time to join this fun challenge and remember if you use a stamp from The Paper Shelter you could win $30 to spend in there store on the items of your choice! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Me and Bobbie McGee (Janis Joplin)
Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train

And I's feelin' near as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
It rode us all the way to New Orleans
I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna

I was playin' soft while Bobby sang the blues, yeah
Windshield wipers slappin' time, I was holdin' Bobby's hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose

Nothin', don't mean nothin' hon' if it ain't free, no no
And, feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know, feelin' good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee
From the Kentucky coal mine to the California sun

There Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done
Yeah, Bobby baby kept me from the cold
One day up near Salinas, Lord, I let him slip away

He's lookin' for that home, and I hope he finds it
But, I'd trade all of my tomorrows, for a single yesterday
To be holdin' Bobby's body next to mine
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose

Nothin', that's all that Bobby left me, yeah
But, feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
Hey, feelin' good was good enough for me, mm-hmm
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Ice Skates!

 Ice Skates
A closer look.
The inside of my card!
It is time once again for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter!  
Our challenge is "Going Digital"! That's right we want to see your entries with a digi image! And if you are interest in winning a $30 then just use a digi from The Paper Shelter! I chose "Ice Skates" for my card. I don't normally use dark colors in my cards. A creature of habit I always reach for the pinks, peaches, etc. But I had this Christmas paper torn out of the pad and wanted to use it before it was ruined. I am so glad that I did as I loved the way it turned out! I hope you enjoy it and that you will join the fun at our challenge!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Wonderwall (Paul Anka) (played at the Olympic Figure skating this year)
Today is gonna be the day

That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now
Back beat the word was on the street

That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you now
And all the roads we have to walk along are winding

And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
I don't know how
Because maybe

You're gonna be the one that saves me?
And after all
You're my wonderwall

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