Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Luke's Christmas Card For His Dad!

Hi, my name is Luke and my grammy lets me use all of her stuff in her craft room. I wanted to make a card for my dad for Christmas. I made this card all by myself. I told my grammy that I wanted to enter it in some contests so she is showing me how to do that. I hope you like my card!
I am entering this card in the following contests (my grammy calls them challenges). 

My Song: Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there's no such thing as Santa
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe
She'd been drinkin' too much egg nog
And we'd begged her not to go
But she'd left her medication
So she stumbled out the door into the snow
When they found her Christmas mornin'
At the scene of the attack
There were hoof prints on her forehead
And incriminatin' Claus marks on her back
Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walkin' home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there's no such thing as Santa
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe

Thursday, December 17, 2015

And the Winner Is. . .

Merry Christmas everyone....Thank you to all who took the time to leave a comment on my blog for The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. Each of our design team could pick a winner from our comments. My lucky comment winner is: Alicia Borowski!
Congratulations Alicia, please contact The Paper Shelter  to pick your prize. Enjoy your image and have a wonderful Christmas!

I have posted some of my Paper Shelter cards that I made this year. I love all of these fun images and  I am currently working on some of the new image to share with you!  Enjoy and hop on over to The Paper Shelter for some holiday fun !

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Anything Goes Challenge at The Paper Shelter

A closer look!

It is just about time for the year 2015 to come to an end. For me it had so many blessings, and some sorrows. It was a year I said good-bye to a wonderful uncle and my favorite aunt. My uncle died of colon cancer and my sweet aunt died of complications of MS. Both are horrid diseases and hard for those who love the individuals to watch the ravages they take. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend my Aunt's memorial service. She lived in Republic Missouri and my sweet husband made it possible for me to fly there and spend a week with my favorite uncle. My uncle gave me several mementos of my aunts. We spent each night talking to wee hours of the morning. For me it was a special time and I feel so blessed to have had such special people in my life. This card is a thank you to send to him.  Ok, enough about me and on to my card.
We are having a fun and easy challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER  it is "Anything Goes". You can do anything you want and show us your talent! Remember if you use a Paper Shelter stamp you could win a prize of $30 dollars to spend at the Paper Shelter Shop.  
So grab your favorite Paper Shelter Stamp and show us your stuff. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Sissy's Song (Alan Jackson)
Why did she have to go
So young I just don't know why
Things happen half the time
Without reason without rhyme
Lovely, sweet young woman
Daughter, wife and mother
Makes no sense to me
I just have to believe
She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"X" is or X-Treme!

Another look!

A closer look at the image!
The sentiment from "Our Daily Bread".
The pretty die cut from our sponsor Marianne Design!
Boarder die cut from our sponsor Marianne Design!
Left inside of the card die cut by Marianne Design!
Right inside of the card die cut by Marianne Design!
Is anyone like me and just not ready for this year to be over? It has flown by and I am not quiet ready for Christmas to come! But, as the saying goes 'ready or not'! It is also your last chance to play with ABC Challenge this year! This challenge should chase your winter blues away. We want you to go "X"-treme! Show us your bright and bold colors. I will tell you that my colors are brighter than they appear in the pictures....but it is a dreary dark day and my photo skills are limited! The stamp is a Saturated Canary and you can find a whole array  of lovely rubber at one of our lovely sponsors "Stamp and Create". You may want to grab some to help Santa fill your stocking! All of my die cuts are from Marianne Design. The front of the card die is a set called Anja's Flowers Border. I added pearls, rhinestones, charms and glitter to finish off this card. 
I hope you will join us at our fun challenge and show us your "X" tremely bright colors! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: (Because I am missing some very special people this year)
"A Different Kind of Christmas"
The lights around the Christmas tree don't burn as bright
And all around the world it isn't a silent night
Outside I hear the voices sing the sweetest sounds of caroling
But somehow there's a sadness in the song
In our hearts we know that something's wrong
It's a different kind of Christmas
In a different kind of world
Even though it looks the same
Everything has changed
It's a different kind of Christmas
Children opening gifts with wonder and surprise
I wish that I could still see through such innocent eyes
I used to feel so safe inside I had a place to run and hide
In my daddy's arms I felt secure
No one can protect us anymore
  Everything has changed
It's a different kind of Christmas
Sending cards that talk of peace and love and cheer
Oh that's what we need if we'd only believe
It would be!
Everything has changed
It's a different kind of Christmas

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The King is Coming

I warned you a third card was coming with this lovely image! The artist  is Atelier   he has added some new digi's to his shop so be sure and click the link and take a look! I think this one will always be one of my favorites! I decided to do this card in warms gold colors....although in the pictures it look yellow in RIL it is gold. The brown paper has gold foil anchors.  I used an old Martha Stewart punch for my lace edge, bits and pieces from the scrap box were my papers. I added a pretty little bow and a star fish charm and three rhinestones, A bit of Stickles and Liquid Pearls finished off my card. I am waiting to add a sentiment when I have a need for this card. My title of this post corresponds with the song I chose. I tried to create a look of tear about to spill over from the mermaids eyes as she awaits the King's return!
I am entering this card at the following  challenges:

My Song: The King is Coming
The marketplace is empty,
No more traffic in the streets,
All the builders' tools are silent,
No more time to harvest wheat;
Busy housewives cease their labors,
In the courtroom no debate,
Work on earth is all suspended
As the King comes thro' the gate.
O the King is coming,
The King is coming!
I just heard the trumpets sounding,
And now His face I see;
O the King is coming,
The King is coming!
Praise God, He's coming for me!
Happy faces line the hallways,
Those whose lives have been redeemed,
Broken homes that He has mended,
Those from prison He has freed;
Little children and the aged
Hand in hand stand all aglow,
Who were crippled, broken, ruined,
Clad in garments white as snow.
I can hear the chariots rumble,
I can see the marching throng,
The flurry of God's trumpets
Spells the end of sin and wrong:
Regal robes are now unfolding,
Heaven's grandstand's all in place,
Heaven's choir now assembled,
Start to sing "Amazing Grace!"

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Let It Snow!

I know there are a few of you who do not like the thought of snow. But, I am hoping we get lots of snow this year. My part of the country really needs it! This cute image is from Mo Manning. She like me is just waiting for that snow to come! I colored her with Copics and then used my Crop-a-dial to gently emboss some snow coming down.  I kept it pretty simple and just added a pretty silver ribbon and bow, with a few little jingle bells. I punched out a few simple snowflakes and added some half rhinestones to finish off my card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: My Name is Christmas Carol
I was playin Santa Claus downtown on Christmas Eve
When a little girl of three or four climbed up onto my knee
I could tell she had a Christmas Wish behind those eyes of blue
So I asked her what's your name, and what can Santa git for you
She said my name is Christmas Carol, I was born on Christmas Day
I dont know who my daddy is, and mommy's gone away.
All I want for Christmas is someone to take me home.
Does anybody want a Christmas Carol of their own

Sunday, December 6, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

We are still waiting for our first snowfall this winter. I am hoping we will have some for Christmas. I know my grand kids would love to play in it. I chose to use non-traditional colors on this Christmas card. Some pretty sparkly rhinestones add the bling to this card. The little bird stamp was  a freebie that was included in a stamp order. I don't remember from whom but it is so cute that I like to use it often. I thought it was perfect with this cute image. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Snow Bird (Anne Murray)
Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean
The unborn grass lies waiting for its coat to turn to green
The snowbird sings the song he always sings
And speaks to me of flowers that will bloom again in spring
When I was young my heart was young then, too
Anything that it would tell me, that's the thing that I would do
But now I feel such emptiness within
For the thing that I want most in life's the thing that I can't win
Spread your tiny wings and fly away
And take the snow back with you
Where it came from on that day
The one I love forever is untrue
And if I could you know that I would
Fly away with you

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Blog Hop at the Paper Shelter

First I want to say a great big "Happy Birthday" to THE PAPER SHELTER! 
Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 5th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "A Special Birthday" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from (Nikki S blog) then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

Nikki S                     
Patty Sue          THAT'S ME!        
From here you will need to hop on over to the oh so very talented (Lena's blog). Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.
 For our fabulous birthday challenge I have chosen "Autumn Trends", which you can find here. As you can see I chose to color her in not so autumn colors. Which just goes to show you just how versatile this stamp is! I added  some pretty half pearls which I colored to match my paper. Liquid glass made her glasses look all the more realistic. Some pretty, glittery washi tape added more visual interest and a ticket sentiment finished the front of my card. I then added two sentiments to the inside of the card. No doubt about it this is a 'special' birthday card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: You Say It's Your Birthday ( Beatles)
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.
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party.

Happy Birthday to The Paper Shelter! You are one of the greatest companies to design for! I love all your images and I am honored to be on your team! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

"W" Is For Wishes

Has everyone got their Christmas tree up? I am one of those crazy people who love to have my house decorated inside and out for Christmas. (My husband on the other hand...not so much!) But, it does bring me joy to see all the pretty lights and the sparkle on the tree. It is time for fun at ABC Challenge. This time our letter is "W" and we are asking for Wishes! Make sure your card has a sentiment wish. This can be a Christmas wish, or birthday wish etc. Our lovely sponsor is "Polkadoodles"
They have the cutest images and such a wide variety to choose from. I chose "Hollybobs Mistletoe Kiss"  
You can click on the link and go directly to the shop. I colored my cute image with Copics and added falling snow with my Crop-a-dial. I added some die cut branches and then added rhinestones for a bit of sparkle. Just a fun card to add to my Christmas stash. Please come and join the fun and you may be the winner of a fabulous prize from our sponsor "Polkadoodles"
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Christmas Time Is Here (Vince Gill)
Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year
Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share
Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there
Christmas time is here
Families drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"A Christmas Card"

The inside of my card!
Only one month away and Christmas will be here! EEEEK! I hope you are all ready for it. But, me...it might be panic time. I like to have all my gifts bought, wrapped and the house ready to go the day after Thanksgiving. My husband swears it is proof that I have OCD! LOL!  
Anyway, on to my card. I chose "The Turkey Is Ready" for our fun challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER . 
Our challenge is "Christmas"!  This is a great time to get a start or finish up on those Christmas cards. 
I used Copics to color my image. I added liquid pearls to the 'berries' in my die cut. The DP was all from Christmas pads from last year. The dies are new ones from Memory box. I added some Stickles and half rhinestones to my card to add some sparkle. I added some sparkly half squares and my card was done! Remember you could win $30 prizes using a PAPER SHELTER IMAGE. Happy crafting and "Merry Christmas!"
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: The Christmas Song
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Will help to make the season bright
And tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

Sunday, November 22, 2015

My Football Hero's!

My two oldest grandsons both play football. It has been great joy for us to be  able to attend their games. They both are growing up so fast I want to tell them to stay small for a little longer. I am so blessed to have them in my life. I wanted to send them a little card and thank them for inviting us to all of their  games. I used this great image  from Kenny K. I hope they will enjoy these cards. 
I am entering these cards at the following challenges:

My Song:  The Ball (James Ott)
If I hadn't dropped the ball, I would've took it all the way
Homecoming '89 with ten seconds left to play
We were drivin' toward the goal line, they were screamin' in the stands
I had the chance to be a hero but it slipped right through my hands
There would've been a big pep rally
They would've hung my jersey on the wall
If I hadn't dropped the ball