Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lot's of Layers! --Paper Shelter Challenge

I love layers on cards. As I have stated before CAS is what is hard for me! I think it may be because I love to play with dies and punches! This is a new image from THE PAPER SHELTER called 'She's A Maniac" and I knew the minute I saw it I had to color it! The Challenge this week, just in case you haven't guessed it, is layers! That's right we want to see lots of lovely layers on your card! I am not sure dry embossing is a layer, but that is the base for my card. (Cuttlebug Music Folder). I added my next layer (which you really only get peek of) and framed them with two die cute paper laces. I popped my image, which I cut with a Spellbinder 's die and framed the image in my blue base card stock. If you notice I had the boom box project outside of the die. Some tiny pearls add additional attention to draw your eye to the darling image.
I hope you will hop on over to THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE and join in this fun challenge! While you are there check out the rest of the DT's fabulous is lovely!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Song: Hall & Oates
Just a steel town girl on a Saturday night
Looking for the fight of her life
In the real time world no one sees her at all
They all say she's crazy
Locking rhythms to the beat of her heart
Changing moment into light
She has danced into the danger zone
When the dancer becomes the dance
It can cut you like a knifeIf the gift becomes the fire
All the while you're stuck between
What's will and what will be
She's a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she's dancing like she never danced before!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'm Saying Good-bye to Summer!!

My goodness...we are getting towards the end of the alphabet in our ABC's challenge. This year has gone by so fast! Our fun challenge this time is the letter "V" for "Vanish"! This can be interpreted so many ways. I decided to vanish summer and do a Christmas card. Our numbers were down for our last challenge and I am assuming that everyone is busy with the last days of summer and getting ready for school to start. My lovely image was provided by "Tickled Pink Stamps" ! I hope you will play along with us this week and show us what you come up with! I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: All I Want For Christmas Is You!
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is...

Time For Clean & Simple!

Clean and Simple....that is an oxymoron with me! I love the look of CAS and think it really showcases the image, but it is so hard for me not to add just a little bit more! LOL! It is time for a fun and CAS  challenge at The Paper Shelter! This cute little guy named "Snowman" looks as if he can't believe it is snowing. As for me....I am looking forward to cooler weather! I colored "Snowman" with Copics and then because I had  wanted to add a little bling, I sprinkled the snow and the snow flakes with a little white glitter. I had and 'old' cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder that I used for my background. A sheer ribbon and bow and a plastic snowflake finish off my CAS card. I hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge at The Paper Shelter also, you will want to check out the other DT members fabulous work, it is so inspiring. Blessings!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: George Straight
Our love is unconditional
We knew it from the start
I can see it in your eyes
You can feel it from my heart
From here on after
Lets stay the way we are right now
And share all the love and laughter
That a lifetime will allow
I cross my heart
And promise to
Give all Ive got to give
To make all your dreams come true
In all the world
You'll never find
A love as true as mine

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fair Time

Since the State Fair will soon be here, I thought this Saturated Canary image was perfect for the challenge this week. I colored the image with Copics and added a bit of Spica pen for sparkle. The paper is from an old pad but it fit perfect for the 'fair' theme....or the great outdoors!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: County Fair (Brian Wilson @ Beach Boys
This time each year in our hometown
The county fair comes our way
Where the folks gather round to be happy and spend their day
A-here's what happened now,
I soon decide that I'd take with me
The most specialest girl I knew
I had her pack us a lunch and on down the dirt road we flew

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Family Fun

Logan Showing Us His Tricks!

Jeff (Our Son) on His Dirt Bike!

Luke (7) with all his Birthday gear!

Luke demonstrating how he jumps on his dirt bike! Yikes!

Jeff and father, like son!

Jeff jumping!

Logan...just not ready to ride yet!
This is pictures from our recent trip to Wyoming to visit our son and his family! We had a grand time and the grandsons are now with us for a week in these times!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Girl On A Swing"

First I have to tell you I had a terrible time trying to photograph this is so much prettier IRL! LOL! Aren't they always? My paper has foil flowers and foil leaves, they are so pretty but they just do not show up in the photo! This is my first card for "The Paper Shelter" DT "A". Our challenge this week is " Glitz and Glimmer".  I knew when I saw this lovely image that I would have to use it for my first card. She is called "Spring Thing II". I love her cute little leaf swing. My DP I have had for a long time. I have been waiting for just the right card to use it on. I colored the image with Copics and added a Spica pen to the center of the flowers for a bit more sparkle. I used an olive leaf die for my branches, a MS punch for the lace on the image and a Dienamics die for the scallop edge. A few pearls and a rhinestone heart finish off my card. I hope you will hop over to and join the fun this week!
I am entering  this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Gerry and The Pacemakers
I stand out of sight
And watch as the light from the sun
Shines through her hair
From yonder she came
I don't know her name
Still I love that girl on a swing

"Under The Weather"

Can you believe it? Here we are starting another month...and school starts this month! I must admit I love fall days and after this month of 100+ temps I am ready for milder days. It also signals another challenge at ABC's Challenge Blog! Our letter this time is "U" and the challenge is "Under the Weather"!  I chose this darling image from Mo Manning. She is just the cutest nurse and the little teddy looks a bit apprehensive about the 'shot' that is to come! I used my new Magnolia die for the lace and my C.C. Designs Olive branch die for the leaves.  I hope you will join us this week our fabulous sponsors are:

I am entering this card at the following challenges:
I was feeling so bad
So I asked my family doctor just what I had
I said doctor (doctor)
Mr. MD
Now can you tell me
What's ailing me