Wednesday, January 30, 2013

All Wrapped Up!!

Is anyone ready for spring and tired of the 'cold' weather? I for one am ready for a bit of sunshine and signs of spring! If I could just get the weather to co-operate! At least we can still have fun with some of those winter stamps! I fell in love with this little guy from THE PAPER SHELTER. He has the sweetest face  and you can tell he is warming his little bottom. You can find "There's a Penguin in my cocoa! "Here! This is also a versatile image as I used my paint program and erased out the Christmas tree. I added a computer generated "Happy Birthday" as I am using this for a 'guy' birthday card. I colored my image with Copics and Shinhan Maarkers. I used a MS punch for the icicles and added Stickles to make them shine. The bottom card I used Stickles on the leaves that were made from a C.C. die cut. The paper lace is also a Magnolia die cut! Our challenge this week at  The Paper Shelter is "All Wrapped Up" ! If you hop over and take a look at the lovely entries by my teammates you will also see we all had a different take on this theme. I can't wait to see what your take is. Remember if you use a Paper Shelter Image you can win $30 to spend in the store!
My  Song: You'll Never Walk Alone
When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark
Walk on, through the wind
Walk on, through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Love the Eyes!

I am loving these new images! They make such nice cards for the kids at church. I know they will like them. My paper is from a lovely pad that Elaine sent me for Christmas and the liquid pearls are from Amanda, also a Christmas present. FYI...did you know that liquid pearls set up like cement on your shoes if you should drop a bit  on them and not notice it? I am beginning to think anything liquid and me are a disaster. I used my Copics, and Shinhan markers to color this lovely image. I am still working on my hair coloring to make it look life like. I may pull all of mine out be fore it do get it. LOL! I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Do They See Jesus in Me?
Is the face that I see in the mirror the one I want others to see?
Do I show in the way that I walk in my life the love that you've given to me?
My heart's desire is to be like you in all that I do, all I am
Do they see Jesus in me?
Do they recognize your face?
Do I communicate your love and your grace?
Do I reflect who you are in the way I choose to be?
Do they see Jesus, Jesus in me?
Well it's amazing that you'd ever use me, but use me the way you will
Help me to hold out heart of compassion and grace
A heart that your Spirit fills
May I show forgiveness and mercy the same way you've shown it to me
Well I want to show all the world that You are the reason I live and breathe
So You'll be the one that they see when they see me
Oh, do they see Jesus in me?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Just a quick Post!

I just wanted to share with you a quick little Valentine card I made. I love the new images from Sugar Nellie....don't you think she is sweet? This is a CAS card for me and I still think it need something! I guess I am not good at CAS as mine always look unfinished! I hope your week-end is a wonderful one! 
My Song: Be My Baby Tonight
I know you've heard that worn out line about love at first sight
Well I never knew those words were true when you walked in tonight
All it took was just one look to knock me off of my feet
I'm not a man of many words so I'll make this short and sweet
Could you, would you ain't you gonna if I asked you would you wanna be
my baby tonight yeah take a chance, slow dance make a little romance
 honey it'll be alright girl you got me
wishing we were hugging and a-kissing and holding each other tight
 could you, would you ain't you
gonna if I asked you would you wanna be my baby tonight

Friday, January 18, 2013

Put a Little Love In Your Heart!

Happy Friday everyone. This card is a 'just for fun' card. I wanted to post it so I could tell you of a recent experience I had on a design team. Our design team at ABC and the Paper Shelter is comprised of some of the nicest, most talented women I have ever met. Each has a unique style and a different take from mine on each challenge. I love that difference as it teaches me so much. Having said that, I was unpleasantly surprised by a few of the comments that were left on our challenge blog at ABC, this week. One was so bad it was deleted and the other remains. I am having trouble understanding what motivates people to be unkind and rude to others. I know we have all experienced unkindness in life, but I have never saw it before associated with card making. In fact, it is just the opposite. If I haven't understood how to do something I just put a question on my blog and I get help and answers from 'friends' that I haven't ever met. I love it. My team leaders on both design teams (Julie Price and Shirley Chalmers) are the absolute best, kindest and most talented people  I could ever hope to know. I have a special friend Amanda and her cards are absolutely beautiful. Even though our tastes in stamps are very different (and believe me, we do give each other a hard time), we tease each other constantly about our stamps. All of this has made me wonder about the people who have felt the need at any time to be unkind to others. So, if I have ever offended you, I apologize.   I am hoping this year to brighten the day of each person that I encounter whether in blog land or IRL. I have started leaving positive comments on at least one persons blog when I enter a challenge. I am taking time to leave each DT a positive comment about their cards. It is a small thing but maybe it will help someone to have a better day. What about you? What are you going to do to make someones day brighter? Blessings to each of you. Thank you for your kindness to me. For those who are feeling unkind. I am sorry that you are hurting and I hope your day goes better. 
My Song: Put A Little Love In Your Heart!

Think of your fellow man 
Lend him a helping hand 
Put a little love in your heart

You see it's getting late 
Oh please don't hesitate 
Put a little love in your heart

And the world will be a better place For you and me 
You just wait and see

Another day goes by 
And still the children cry 
Put a little love in you heart 
If you want the world to know 
We won't let hatred grow 
Put a little love in your heart

And the world will be a better place For you and me 
You just wait and see 
Wait and see

Take a good look around 
And if you're lookin' down 
Put a little love in your heart

I hope when you decide 
Kindness will be your guide 
Put a little love in your heart

And the world will be a better place 
And the world will be a better place 
For you and me 
You just wait and see

Put a little love in your heart !

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

That's Why! They Call It The Blues

Have you ever had a week start out and think....'It is going to be one of those weeks' "? It certainly has been one of those weeks for me already. I was at work yesterday and my day was almost over when a friend pointed out that I had on two different snow boots. My face still burns with embarrassment! I helped a friend do some packing for an upcoming move and just couldn't fall asleep Sunday night. I guess I was more tired than I realized. Oh, but my sad story gets better. This card was supposed to be posted on the 16th. I thought yesterday was the 15th and so I posted this card early. I just can't wait to see what today will bring me. LOL! I am finding out the older I get the better it is to laugh at one's self! So, now that you have discovered that I am NOT a rocket scientist, I will tell you about my card. This is a new image from THE PAPER SHELTER  called "Coffee Break". I must admit this image besides being adorable fits me perfect. I love to have my comfy p.j.'s on and sit and read my e-mails from friends. I used my new Magnolia die cut that I received from my DH for Christmas to make my paper lace. Isn't it pretty? All of my papers came from various sources (and from my scrap box. I added liquid glass to the glasses. So join our "Blue's" challenge this week and you might be the lucky winner of a prize from the paper shelter. Have a blessed matter what date it is! For those who follow me and had a 'sneak peek'......shhhhhh.....don't tell until tomorrow.....or maybe in your world it is almost today.....good grief...I  am going to take a nap! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song (Brad Paisley)
I'm a Sci-fi fanatic
Mild athsmatic
Never been to 2nd base
But there's a whole nother me
That you need to see
Go check out MySpace
Cause online I'm down in Hollywood
I'm 6'5 and I look damn good
I drive a Maserati
I'm a black belt in Karate
And I love a good glass of wine
It turns girls on that I'm mysterious
I tell 'em I don't want nothing serious
Cause even on a slow day I can have a three way
Chat with two women at one time
I'm so much cooler online
So much cooler online

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Favorite Tilda

This should be a fun challenge for everyone but Amanda...who has yet to embrace her love for "Tilda's"! At ABC's Challenge this time our letter is "F" and our challenge is "Favorite Tilda". I was hard pressed to figure out my favorite Tilda. I must admit I am loving the new look that the Tilda images have taken on. She has truly evolved over the years. This new image is one of my favorites and I just had to use her.If you are like my sweet friend Amanda and do not have a favorite Tilda in your collection then hope over and visit our sponsor this week and grab you some beautiful stamps to play with! Oh, I guess I had better tell you who our sponsor is! Tildas Town Gift Voucher

Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes so shop at
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with a Mystery Prize! So, join the fun and you  just might be the lucky winner!  Be sure and check out our fabulous teams cards, they will inspire you! Stay warm and blessings to each of you! I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Oh, heart I hear you beating
Oh, heartI hear you beating , but his heart just
Ain't beating like you 
Oh, heart  you gotta watch out now
Or else he's gonna break you in two
Oh, heart, you better believe me
Save yourself for somebody new
Don't make such a fuss
There's no hope for us
He don't care the
Way that you do

Friday, January 11, 2013

Donna is having a fabulous give away!

Hey everyone....Donna at is having a fabulous give away! She is offering 70 stamps to one lucky person! It is a great idea and Donna...I would be willing to pay the postage if I won. This is a great idea to pay it forward and so I will start a clean out of my own craft room! Be sure and check out Donna's fabulous blog and her beautiful digi paper.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Something new!

I had to give some of my new Christmas presents a try. This is a new Magnolia stamp,and the paper lace on the side is a Magnolia die...I think it is so pretty. the pretty little cream hearts are liquid pearls from my sweet friend Amanda! I also added some pretty flowers from WOC. My image is colored with Copics. I am loving the new look to Magnolia images!  I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Alan Jackson "Little Bitty"
Have a little love on a little honeymoon
You got a little dish and you got a little spoon
A little bitty house and a little bitty yard
Little bitty dog and a little bitty car
Well, it's alright to be little bitty
Little hometown or a big old city
Might as well share, might as well smile
Life goes on for a little bitty while

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Card For Logan

This is a card for my youngest grandson Logan. This Sassy Cheryl image also captures his personality. I just love these stamps and they are such a fun color for me. I suppose this is my stab at a  CAS card. (But, I may add something to this just dress it up a bit. LOL! The snowflakes are really a metal brad that I found at Oriental Trading. I think they are very pretty and do add to the card. I used Stickles for the sparkle around the snowman and the cute little boy. I glued glitter  on the snow for a bit more bling! Another fun card to brighten one of my little guys day. 
Challenges That I Am Entering:

My Song: The Same Love (Paul Baloche)
You choose the humble and raise them high
You choose the weak and make them strong
You heal our brokenness inside
And give us life
The same love that set the captives free
The same love that opened eyes to see
Is calling us all by name
You are calling us all by name
The same God that spread the heavens wide
The same God that was crucified
Is calling us all by name
You are calling us all by name

A Card for Luke!

What a computer mess I have had the last couple of days. Thanks to my husband, Shirley, and Julie Price I am happy to say that I am back in business. I couldn't load my pictures on blogger. But thanks to these two ladies I am now using Foxfire and Google Chrome both of which solved the problem. I am finding that Foxfire is the better of the two. I do hate when I can't get this computer to do what I want and sometimes Blogger and me are just not on speaking terms. If anyone else has had this problem give these a try and see if it solves your problem. this is a fun card I made for my oldest grandson. I wanted to send him a little thank you for Christmas and just a 'Grammy loves you' card. This Sassy Cheryl image captures his personality perfectly. I used puffy paint on the fur on the sleeves of his not add your glitter first....oh, my, did I have things popping for a few minuets. I die cut my snowflakes (which are falling quiet freely from our skies today) and then added a bit of Stickles for some bling. Glitter (popping glitter) was added to the snowballs. A blue rhinestone to each snowflake finished off my card. Hope your Monday was filled with blessings!
I will have to look for challenges for this card!

My Song: He Said (Mary Mary)
Whatever you need for him to do
He will do it if you give him the chance
And I am telling he's already proud
That he can do anything,
So give him the chance
Now there's been so many times
I called on him
Regardless of the circumstance
He was there
So now I devoted my life to serving him
It's me for him `cause all the time he
Was there for me
It doesn't matter what the need
No there's no limit, I'll give you anything
All I want is you to trust me
Through my love I'll set you free

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Embossing!....ABC's Challenge

This is a quick scheduled post. ABC is starting off the year with a fun challenge "Embossing". I used both dry embossing and some powder embossing on this card. Both of my sentiments are done with a dry powder silver embossing. For some reason it looks like it is blue in my pictures! Also, my olive green paper looks black in the pictures! I was in such a hurry as we are driving our son and grandsons back to Wyoming, that I went with the pictures that I had and I also didn't add a watermark! Yikes, I don't do well under 'time' pressure! Anyway grab a favorite image and show us your embossing!  Our lovely sponsors are Stamp and Create and The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and they are offering some fabulous prizes! Hop on over to ABC's Challenge blog and join the fun! Just a reminder to must follow the rules...we have several people who are not and your card will be eliminated from winning if you do not follow the rules. Have a very happy and save new year and start your new year off with crafting! hugs and blessings!

Looking Good!

Just a quick scheduled post to show off one of the new images at The Paper Shelter. I loved this cute little digi and was quick to recognize that there was never a time that I dressed this cute to play in the snow....more like the head to foot fully layered kid that couldn't get up if I fell over. Ha!