Friday, May 31, 2013

A Poor Man's Roses

 A crooked closer look
 Another look
I had to have another go at this image....she is fun to color. I am thinking I really love coloring with green lately. Don't really know why. I added a bit of Stickles to the dress to give it bling! I also chose a background paper that picked up the green and the red of the rose. I added some pretty rhinestones, paper lace and a sheer ribbon and bow to finish my card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My song: Patsy Cine
I must make up my mind today
What to have, what to hold
A poor man's roses
Or a rich man's gold
One's as wealthy as a king in a palace
Tho' he's callous and cold
He may learn to give his heart for love
Instead of buyin' it with gold
Then the poor man's roses
And the thrill when we kiss
Will be memories of paradise
That I'll never miss
And yet the hand that brings the rose tonight
Is the hand I will hold
For the rose of love means more to me
More than any rich man's gold

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

If You Just Smile!

I was in the mood for a bright cheery card and this is what I came up with! Do you think it fits the bill. I am feeling very happy as my son and his family are moving back to Idaho. It will be so nice to have the grandsons  close again and to be able to enjoy them on a daily basis. My youngest grandson loves marshmallows so I know that I will be doing this activity soon! I hope each of you have a lovely day and that you take time to enjoy your family! The image is a SC which I colored with Copics. I add some Stickles to the toasted marshmallow and the fire.  I added a cute little ladybug charm to my bow. and a bit of a grass die cut. 
My Song: Nat King Cole
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Birthday Card and a Phone Call!

 A Closer Look!
 Another view!
I made this birthday card for a special young lady at church. Her mom even called me to make sure I was bringing her a card! LOL! That is a first for me. I am glad she likes my cards! This is the first time I have colored this image from SC. I had a fun time figuring out all those lovely curls. I will definitely be coloring this one again as I need the practice on curls and hair! I used a SU die to cut my scalloped edge and then embossed it with a heart SU embossing folder. My background is a gold shimmer paper at I  buy in bulk form from Paper Express. I embossed it, but I can't remember the name of the folder. The lovely lace I found at JoAnns. I added liquid pearls to the image and to my frame for the sentiment.  My beautiful little butterfly is a sticker and the sentiment is an old one that came in a box of six tiny stamps. Just a fun card for a special young lady. 
My Song: From West side Story
Tonight, tonight, 
Won't be just any night, 
Tonight there will be no morning star. 
Tonight, tonight, I'll see my love tonight. 
And for us, stars will stop where they are. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

 A closer look!

Pretty flowers!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day. I want to say a heartfelt  thank you to all who have served and are serving in our military. Today will go to the cemetery and decorate my parents graves and my  husband's parents graves. I made this fun little card and must say I had so much fun playing with it. My cute image is from The Paper Shelter and she is a fun color! (also adorable) I have some new flowers from WOC and they are lovely. The DP are all from the scrap box!  I am entering this card in the following challenges: (inspired by a song) (use a butterfly) (Bingo) (anything goes + GDT)

My Song:
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony
Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A "Charming" Challenge

A Closer Look!

The Sentiment!

My Charm!
Good Morning friends out in blog land! I hope you are enjoying the lovely spring weather and have your garden in and growing. My garden is not nearly as far along as I would like it , but I am looking forward to enjoying some fresh produce this summer. I fell in love with this lovely image from the Paper Shelter. called The Harvest! Our fun challenge this week is "Charmed". So dig out your charms and enter this fun challenge. If you haven't checked out The Paper Shelter Images you need to give them a look. They are so many sweet fun images that it is hard to choose a favorite one. There is something for everyone's taste!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: George Gershwin
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high
Oh, Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Here Comes A Miracle!

I  have thought and prayed today for all the families in Oklahoma. I have felt a bit overwhelmed lately with things that have been happening around me. As often happens with me I de-stress by doing a bit of coloring. I chose this Saturated Canary image and decided to make her a 'grey haired granny! Like me she is sitting and waiting for a miracle from God ....or maybe she is realizing that the miracles are already here....she just hast to look for them. Meanwhile, I hope each of you will continue to pray for all in our nation who are hurting tonight.  
My Song: Here Come's A Miracle
They followed Him on dusty roads
Wherever He would lead
Multitudes would gather
As He healed each disease
With eyes of wonder they would watch
As He would stop to pray
And when He spoke the word of faith
You could hear them say
Here comes a miracle
Here comes a miracle
Can't you feel it in the air?
That look is on His face
His glory is in this place
And I know a miracle is near
The lame could walk
The deaf could hear
Blinded eyes could see
And those who had been
Bound for years
Were suddenly set free
They came in desperation
The hurting and the poor
But when they saw Him
Through the crowd
They knew what was in store
And still today we follow Him
We claim His Word is true
And nothing is impossible
What He says He will do
And though this world may doubt us
And though they laugh and stare
Someday all men will see the Truth
When we see Him in the air!
God Bless Our Country!

O Happy Day!

I had forgotten how hard it is to photograph an easel card. This was a fun little birthday card using a Mo Manning Image. I love the happy look this little one has on her face. She just makes you smile. I went a bit crazy with the blue's but I think overall it is a cheery card. I have not had much time lately to craft, so I enjoyed siting and making this little easel card. I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song:
Oh happy day
Oh happy day
Oh happy happy day;
Oh happy day

When Jesus washed
Oh when he washed
When Jesus washed
He washed my sins away!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Elaine...this one's for you!

Since I did a card for my friend Amanda yesterday, I am doing one for sweet Elaine today! Elaine I am thinking of you and your Hal. I am sure he ran around at a fast pace (still is). But what are  moms supposed to do? LOL! We love our kids with all our hearts and we wouldn't change a thing about them. I hope you are having a great Monday and that you know you are loved. 
My Song:
Well I never once, backed down from a punch
Well I'd take it square on the chin
And I found out fast a bully's just that
And you've got to stand up to him
So I didn't cry when I got a black eye
As bad as it hurt I just grinned
But when tough little boys grow up to be dads
They turn into be babies again
(Elaine, I hope you have heard this song and like me it makes you cry!)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Amanda....this one's for you!

 A closer look!

Every since I purchased this digi I have had the notion that it reminds me of my fun friend Amanda. She has the sweetest face (Amanda does) just like the image, I am sure she has long legs, and I know she has blond hair! But see that smile? It means that underneath that innocent look is a wild child. LOL....Ha! Amanda.....I got you. Amanda and I have some fun planned in our future with our dear friend Elaine. So, I will see if I am right! I wanted to keep this card simple as the bow is a bit overstated! I did add Stickles to make it sparkle and some pretty, sparkly rhinestones! the ribbon has tons of glitter and IRL is very pretty! Amanda I am thinking of you and still keeping you and your family in my prayers. Have a great Day!!!
My Song.....(But, really we are already friends!)
Why can't we be friends?
Why can't we be friends?
Why can't we be friends?
Why can't we be friends?
I seen you 'round for a long, long time, yeah
I remembered you when you drink my wine
Why can't we be friends?
Why can't we be friends?
Why can't we be friends?
Why can't we be friends?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fisher's of Men

A closer look!

The Sentiment!

I found this cute little guy on the internet as a freebie. He was so cute I just couldn't resist him. Today  I took some time and played and played. It felt so good as I have been to busy to play the last few weeks. It was a nice unwind and try and remember how to color! I added a bit of Spica pen to the polk-a-dots and his red trim on the sailor suit. I also added liquid glass to his cute little boots. My sentiment is new from Our Daily Bread. The gold buttons were in my stash. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
I hope you have a great week-end!
My Song:
I will make you fishers of men,
Fishers of men, fishers of men.
I will make you fishers of men,
If you follow Me.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Not Just one!

A closer look...

 a look at the metal corner pieces...
One more look......
Good-morning! I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I certainly enjoyed mine. Being a mom and grammy has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. I had a fun time making this card and I even used colors that are not 'normal' for me. I actually like it. 
A fun challenge at ABC this week.....the challenge is "Not Just One" embellishment. We want to see at least three of your favorite embellishments. I chose ribbon, metal corners and rhinestone hearts and a bit of Stickles. LOL! I also added some liquid glass to the little boys glasses. You can just tell he really thinks this little miss is cute.  You can also add lace, flowers, die cuts, swirls, buttons.....come on this is an easy one! I used a blue card stock, and some lovely paper from a DCWV pad. It is storming here today, so I am having trouble getting a picture with enough light in it. this was such a fun card to put together. Our lovely sponsors this week are LOTV and The Stamp Fairy. What great prizes to win! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: The Hollies
Just one look, that's all it took, yeah
Just one look, and I felt so I, I, I'm in love with you, oh oh
I found out how good it feels to have your love, oh oh
Say you will, will be mine forever and always, oh oh
Just one look and I knew that you were my only one, oh
I thought I was dreaming but I was wrong, yeah yeah yeah

Oh, but I'm gonna keep on scheming till I can make you
Make you my own!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Love Is In The Air

A look at the layers!
A closer look!

This posting has been a muddled mess for me. First I posted it on the wrong date, deleted it, but then had entered it into some challenges, before I deleted it, forgot which challenges....sorry ladies who tried to post a comment. Oh, dear....I hope they don't boot me to the door for this. Does anyone else make this type of mistake? Ughh...hate to be the only one. So, if this card looks familiar, it is, but shouldn't have been. 
Anyway....if I haven't already spilled the beans, our challenge this week is "Love Is In The Air".  I think I will go and breath some of that air. If you can't tell I am a bit frazzled this week. We have been running to Dr.'s and hospitals for tests on my DH and then with the fire at our church (where I am secretary) I am trying to 'punt' with all the jobs that have to get done. Every time I have to go to the church I come home smelling like smoke. (ugh) So, I hope you will forgive me if my posts are a bit crazy. (That's what I am using for an excuse!) On to my card ... this little guy was one of my first Paper Shelter images years ago. I just love the cute look on his face. I decided to layer him up so IRL he has so much depth.  The bees and the flowers also pop at you. Because this image is so versatile I am going to use this card as a 'Mother's Day' card for a sweet lady at church. But our challenge this week at The Paper Shelter is "Love Is In The Air". Grab your favorite Paper Shelter image and play along.  
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: "That's Amore!
When the moon hits your eye 
Like a big-a pizza pie
That's amore
When the world seems to shine 
Like you've had too much wine
That's amore

Monday, May 6, 2013

Put Me In Coach!

My grandsons are playing ball. It is so fun to hear all about their games. I am even more excited to know that next year I will be able to watch all of them. This cut Mo Manning image brought so many memories of my son playing ball. The paper I have had for over 10 years, is that scary or what? I added a cute banner and a homemade baseball that I popped with a foam dot! I add a grass die cut and had my card completed.
I am entering this card at the following challenges! 
My Song: 
Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today!
We're born again, there's new grass on the field.
A-roundin' third, and headed for home, it's a brown-eyed handsome man;
Anyone can understand the way I feel.
Oh, put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
Put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be Centerfield.

A little More Mo...

A closer look

A look at my flowers.

 A closer look
 Another look at my card.
I don't know if  you have heard the news but Mo Manning is putting a DT call out. Now I have swore for years  ( in jest) that one day Mo will discover me. Seriously I love her fabulous images and always have such fun coloring her images. This little cutie is called Carolina  and I love here sweet expression! I have seen so many beautiful entries that am afraid this will be a tough one. But, I at least had to give it a try! How about you will I see you in the competition? I hope so. You can find the DT challenge here. Have fun, I know I did!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Logan!

Yesterday was our youngest grandsons birthday. He turned a big whopping 6 years old. He is such a fun little guy and he loves computers and games. (Right up his Papa's alley). We have a silly dog that looks a bit like this  dog and Logan is always so sweet to her. So, I knew when I saw this darling Mo Manning image that it was the perfect one for Logan's birthday card. Happy Birthday Logan, we love you! 
My Song: (Just so you know Grammy still rocks)
You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too, yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy May Day - Make It Sparkle

 A closer look at the flowers!

 A closer look at the image.

 Lots of sparkle!

A little change of the die cut! 

 A close look at the image
Happy May Day everyone!  I hope your month of May is starting off great. It is time for another great challenge at ABC Challenge Blog . This time  we are using the letter "M " and we want to Make It Sparkle.. Our lovely sponsors this time are The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop (don't they have a wonderful selection of pretties?) and  Tilda Town, where you can find all the lovely Magnolia Stamps, Dies and more! How great will it be to win the prize this week. Please read the rules as you don't want to be eliminated because of a rule infraction!  I colored my pretty little Tilda with Copics. I used a Spellbinders die, but I didn't use some wax paper with this one and my card stock ripped. Since I had already colored my image  I used some sharp scissors and  clipped  my die cut so it would work.  I chalked the edge for added interest. I added Stickles, rhinestones, and WOC flowers. This was a fun card to make and I love  all the sparkle. I hope you will join us with your fun sparkle. Check out my teammates lovely cards. 
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
I can only imagine
Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you Jesus?
Or in awe of you be still?
Will I stand in your presence?
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine
I can only imagine