Friday, April 27, 2012

Clean And Simple?

Hi everyone! I am hoping this card posts. I am finding that scheduled cards are not doing what they are supposed to do! Note to blogger: instead of changing the format why not fix the problems and leave the format alone? Ugh! I am still hanging on as long as I can to the old format. This image is from Krista Smith, she has such a sad look on her face. I was determined to color her with lavenders. I don't know why but this is one of the hardest colors for me to use. I just can't blend it like I want. My die cut is a Cherry Lynn. I added some ribbon and three heart buttons. I hope your day is a sunny one!
My Song: The Way We Were
Memories, light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
 of the way we were.
Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind
smiles we give to one another
for the way we were.
Can it be that it was all so simple then
or has time rewritten every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
tell me would we? Could we?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"I'll Be There!"

I think this is a CAS for me anyway! LOL! I just can't help myself I have to add a bit here and a bit there. Does anyone else struggle with this. While I don't like cards that are so loaded up with embellishments that you don't see the image I also feel a need to add more than a stamped image. I might need to take a design 101 class. This is a scheduled post as we are winging our way to Wyoming to celebrate our grandson Logan's birthday! I hope you are having a great week and enjoying some time with those you love!
My Song: "I'll Be There"
You and I must make a pact
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love, I'll be there
I'll reach out my hand to you
I'll have faith in all you do
Just call my name and I'll be there

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"An Apple A Day"

I had such a fun time coloring this image....she is such a cute little country girl! The image is a C.C.  digi (instant gratification when you purchase a digi stamp!) I loved coloring those apples! I cut my flowers out with the C.C. Five Point Flower Die to add a different look to them, I ran them through the crimper and then distressed them with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink Pad I added a black brad to the center and curled the tips of the flowers. One of my favorite leafs for the flowers on my card is the C.C. Leafy Branch Die, I think they look so soft and airy! I did a bit of rummaging and found this little apple button just for a bit of fun. I popped up the image and the flowers with 3-D foam squares! I added three red brads to finish off my fun little card!  I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: God Gave Me You
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
there are no words left here to say, it's true
God gave me you

You Make Me Feel!

My DH recently bought me a new camera. Now, I know some of you know that I hate anything techi! I am having to learn as I go with this camera. So, I hope you will bear with me as I learn. I am such a visual other words I learn by seeing it done....not by 'reading' about it. LOL! This cute image is from the Paper Shelter. I love that she can skate and chew gum at the same time. I used a new MS punch for the lace and add some pink daisies. The die cut is from a Memory Box die. Just a fun little card on a beautiful, sunny Sunday! Blessing!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: I Can Only Imagine
I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By Your side
I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When Your face
Is before me
I can only imagine

Saturday, April 21, 2012

You're Such A Blessing!

This was such a fun card to make. I had to color up this fun image from Krista Smith "Dreads Are Awesome"! She has a bit of a hippy look also. I don't like the peace symbals so I used paint net and erased it off the yo-yo. I just received three new dies from All That Scraps and had to have a play with them. I had watched a video that sweet Pam Sparks had done on the fence and of course I was sure I could rember just how she did it and make mine look as good as hers! LOL...what Pam make look easy was not nearly as easy for me. Can you imagine that? Mostly, I had and issue with the paper I chose and the pressure I used with my bone folder. But once I placed it on my card I loved it and thought it looked as if we are seeing the image in a garden. I love, love, the C.C. Designs Flower Boarder Die! Don't you just love the way the flowers peek out of the fence? I added some dew drops to the centers of the flowers. Just to add to the look I gave my new C.C Designs Grass Boarder Die a try. I love how the scale is small and works well with the fence and stamps. As  you can see I spent lots of time playing with this card. The time spent was well worth it because I love the outcome. I hope your week-end is shaping up to be a great one.
I will look for some challenges this might work in.
My Song: A Natural Woman
Looking out on the morning rain
I used to feel uninspired
And when I knew I had to face another day
Lord, it made me feel so tired
Before the day I met you, life was so unkind
But you were the key to my peace of mind
'Cause you make me feel,
You make me feel,
You make me feel like
A natural woman

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ride 'em Cowboy

I don't know is time is flying for you, but it certainly is for me. It seems like it was just a few days ago I did a card for ABC's challenge and here it is time to do another. LOL! Our challenge this time is "N" for neutrals. I thought the 'browns' worked perfectly for this cute Bugaboo image. They are also our fabulous sponsor. I had such a good time coloring this cute little guy. I cut his head and part of his hat out and the pony's head and popped them up with foam tape. I also ran the image out of the Spellbinder's die , I like that look and think it adds 'drama'. I hope you will join us this week for the Neutrals challenge. Hop on over an check out the other fabulous entries by the DT.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Ride 'em Cowboy
They used to tell me, ride 'em cowboy
Don't let 'em throw you down
You can't make no money, if you hit the ground
They just said, ride 'em cowboy
Don't let 'em throw you down
Your the toughest cowboy in the town

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

White on White!

I might have gone over the top on this one. I started off with an embossing folder. After that I started using my die cuts and punch and this is the result. LOL! Can you have to many lace and pearls? Just a fun card for me to make. I will have to look and see if it fits any won't be a CAS!
BTW...We are having black, dark skies and I couldn't get a picture worth a darn!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Patsy Cline
I've got your picture
that you gave to me,
And it's signed with love,
just like it used to be.
The only thing different,
  the only thing new.
I've got your picture,
 she's got you.

Musical Notes!

I decided to take a few? minutes and play a bit. I wanted to just colour and create without having to make something specific. Since I love this free Krista Smith image I played with it a bit on my paint program and removed the pink ribbon on her shirt. I wanted to make a card for our praise team leader and thought this was the perfect image for her. My DP is from three different packs and I have long lost the covers, so I can't tell you where they are from. The sentiments is from Bizy Becs and I love this sheet of sentiments as there is something for every card. I like having her hand hang outside the frame. A little paper lace and some pretty roses finished off my card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Unchained Melody
Oh, my love
my darling
I've hungered for your touch
a long lonely time
and time goes by so slowly
and time can do so much
are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
Godspeed your love to me

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Where Are The Clowns?

This little clown looks a bit wistful don't you think? But he does make me smile. Love those patches and his rather disheveled look. I kept this card really simple....well it is for me....LOL! I hope it will bring a smile to someones face!
 I am entering this card at the following challengs:

My Song: Send In The Clowns
Isn't this rich?
Aren't we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground
You in mid-air
Where are the Clowns?

I don't do mornings!

I think I might have gone over the edge with the colors on this one! I thought I would play around a bit with an unusual combination....(want to know a secret?....I actually like these colors together!) I also would like to look this good when I get up in the morning. LOL! I did this card just for fun so I will have to look and see if it fits any challenges.
My Song: Dolly Parton's 9 to 5
Tumble outta bed
And stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawnin' and stretchin' and try to come to life
Jump in the shower
And the blood starts pumpin'
Out on the streets
The traffic starts jumpin'
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

Monday, April 9, 2012

"Thinking of You"

I have been having some major computer problems! For those people that I e-mail on a regular basis, I can receive e-mail, but cannot reply or send e-mail. My poor husband (IT Man) has been pulling his hair out trying to fix the problem. I am crippling along trying to get things posted, but it has been a bit of a problem. Anyway, I hope you will all bear with me while we try to get this problem fixed. I wanted to enter this card in the latest Saturated Canary challenge. I am just getting it posted before the deadline! Now, I must admit I would probably be whacking that cute little mouse on the head and screaming at the top of my lungs, but this lass looks quite serene! LOL! It was a fun color anyway! I hope your Monday is going smoother than mine!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: You Are More
There's a girl in the corner with tear stains on her eyes
From the places she's wandered and the shame she can't hide
She says, "How did I get here? I'm not who I once was.
And I'm crippled by the fear that I've fallen too far to love"
But don't you know who you are, What's been done for you?
Yeah don't you know who you are?
You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

"All My Loving"

I have been having a few 'computer' glitches today. This is my first chance to post on my blog. I thought I would share this little 'Tilda' card with you. I had such fun putting this card together. I will tell you it took me hours to pick out the paper and put it together. I wish I had a better eye for what works together and what doesn't . I am afraid I am a "matchie - matachie' girl and I am trying to breakout of that rut. So I took a big leap and have two bold patterns on this card. LOL! My favorite tool is my die cuts! Love them! I hope each of you have a wonderful Easter.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: All My Loving (by the boys from across the pond)
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you,
Tomorrow I'll miss you;
Remember I'll always be true.
And then while I'm away,
I'll write home ev'ry day,
And I'll send all my loving to you.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"If I Had Only Known!"

I had to make a sympathy card today for a friend at chuch who just lost her dad. I used an old standby stamp from SU. Just a simple card to let someone know I care.
My Song: Reba
If I had only known
It was the last walk in the rain
I'd keep you out for hours in the storm
I would hold your hand
Like a life line to my heart
Underneath the thunder we'd be warm
If I had only known
It was our last walk in the rain

Monday, April 2, 2012

Ugh....boy cards!

You may have guessed by now that boy cards are hard for me. I can't find the right embellishments that are appropriate for a guy and my cards always look plain. I really felt I stretched it here with with red paper which has flowers but since my image has flowers I thought I might squeak by with it. (I am sure my grandson will let me know if 'he' thinks it is too girly! LOL! I do love these new stamps for my little guys and I hope both of the boys will enjoy them also.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: He's Mine
I yelled he's mine that one
Got a wild-hair side and then some
It's no surprise what he's done
He's ever last last bit of my old man's son
And I'll take the blame
And claim him every time
Yeah man, he's mine and he'll always be
The best thing that ever happened to me
You can't turn it off like electricity
I will love him unconditionally
And I'll take the blame
And claim him every time
Yeah, y'all, he's mine
I thank God, he's mine

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Do You Believe In Magic?

It is ABC's challenge time again! Our letter this month is "M" for magical! I knew this little Tilda would be perfect for my magical card! I also used some of the Magnolia paper to make this card. (I tend to hoard this paper!) Do you like my boarder and lace trim? The lace trim is from Cherry Lynn and the top of my card is the scrap from that lace. A fun way to use up those scraps!  Hop on over to ABC and see all the magical delights the DT has created. We are being sponsered by Stamp and Create! You can win a fabulous prize!
I am entering this card a the following challenges:
My Song:
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