Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just a Little devil! But, way to cute to spook!

The inside of the card I will add a sentiment later!

A closer look at the image!

When I colored this cute image I had a horrid head cold and had taken a strong cold medicine. That is my excuse for all the wild colors! LOL! IRL it is a pretty card, but I don't know what I was thinking with pink, red orange, brown, gold and green! At least the image found at THE PAPER SHELTER
is adorable and would look good no matter what colors you use! Our challenge this time is "Halloween"! So, put on your spooky hats, and grab a fun image from THE PAPER SHELTER and join the fun. Remember you can win a fantastic prize. The die cut flowers are from a Magnolia Doo-Hickey and the cute little pumpkin came from a CTMH party that I attended years ago! Funny how you can keep things around and for a long time and then they work perfectly on something you are making!  Have a day that is filled with blessings. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Spooky
In the cool of the evening
When everything is getting kind of groovy
You call me up and ask me
Would I like to go with you and see a movie?
First I say no, I've got some plans for tonight
And then I stop and say "all right"
Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little girl like you

Monday, October 20, 2014

Math???? Not For Me!

I don't know how I ended up with so many pictures of this card. I think I was playing with the free watermark and trying it out. Anyway, this is a Saturated Canary image. I love all of SC images that have glasses. Maybe it was because I wore glasses in Jr. High and this SC image reminds me much of myself at that age. I made the little math book and was pleased with how it turned out. Just a fun little card that I enjoyed making. (My mental therapy!)
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: He Knows My Name
I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands
I have a Father
He calls me His own
He'll never leave me
No matter where I go
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Wee Story?

This is a "Wee Stamp" by Sylvia Zet. She has such cute stamps. I am not sure what is going on with my picture taking, but those brown spots that keep showing up on the hair are not there IRL. I even tried to set my camera to make the picture brighter. The problem with that is the skin tones looked faded and the hair still showed up with the brown spots.  Since we are to have stormy skies I don't think the light situation is going to improve. But, I may try again.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"V" is for Vibrant! or Something to Crow About!

It is time for another fun challenge at ABC CHALLENGE!  The year has just flew by and we are already on the letter "V". Our lovely sponsor is Oak Pond Creations and Marker Pop. Both are favorites of mine! I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this silly rooster. He just begged to be colored with vibrant colors. I added some liquid glass to his eyes and it made them pop! If you have not checked out their fun images I hope you will hop on over and do won't be disappointed! I colored the image with my Copic markers. Marker Pop has great prices on all their markers and they fill their orders in a jiffy! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Hope it is something fun like this guy! RRRRREROO!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: (Peter Pan) I've Gotta Crow
Not me,
It's just that I am what I am
And I'm me!
When I look at myself
And I see in myself
All the wonderful things that I see
If I'm pleased with myself
I have ev'ry good reason to be.
I've gotta crow!
I'm just the cleverest fellow
'Twas ever my fortune to know;
I taught a trick to my shadow
To stick to the tip of my toe
I've gotta crow!

 A closer look!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Paper Shelter Challenge....Shabby Chic

If you follow my blog you will know that I struggle am creatively challenged wit 'Shabby Chic'. I love it when someone else does it, but woe is me when I have to make a Shabby Chic card. Unfortunately (for me) that is our next challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER!  This card is supposed to inspire you. LOL! Well, I gave it my best shot and I must admit I love the image I used. She is called "Victoria" and you can click on the link to go directly to the Store. I colored her with Copics and then cut the image out with a circle stitched die. I then mounted the die on a Spellbinders die cut. Pretty gold liquid pearls helped to pop the corners. I used a gold 'Frantage' around the image. (Obviously, I need to practice with this also.) Some bingo tickets, corner die cuts, rhinestone  brads, and additional liquid pearls finish of my 'shabby but maybe not so chic' card. I hope you all will join us in this challenge....I will be looking forward to learning something from each of you. Have a blessed day! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Bicycle Built For Two
Daisy, Daisy,
Give me your answer do!
I'm half crazy,
All for the love of you!
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage
But you'll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle made for two.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"U" Is For Unique or Anything Goes!

 A Closer Look!
I don't know about you but I love "Anything Goes" for a challenge. Not only do we get to see a variety of cards/projects but we also get to have fun with our inspiration projects. In case you haven't guessed it our challenge this time at ABC CHALLENGE is the letter "U" for Unique  so anything goes! Our lovely sponsor is Stamp and Create. You can find such a nice variety of images in their lovely shop. Hop on over and grab a new image and play with us in our challenge! I am using a Saturated Canary Image but there are many others to choose from. I chose this image because she is a unique character! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: I've Got To Be Me
Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong
I gotta be me, I've gotta be me
What else can I be but what I am
I want to live, not merely survive
And I won't give up this dream
Of life that keeps me alive
I gotta be me, I gotta be me
The dream that I see makes me what I am

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wishing You Happines*

A look at the inside. 
A sentiment tag.
A closer look at the image!
One more look!
I hope you are ready for another month to draw to a close. It seems like this year is coming to a quick end  and I do not know where the time has gone! Maybe we can be like this cute image from The Paper Shelter and start our day off with a quick cup of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or O.J. and a chat with friends on line. 
The image is called "Coffee Break 2" and she is a fun, fun, fun, color. I wish you could feel the background paper on this card. It feels like silk and is so pretty. I added some ruffled lace and some homemade flowers with rhinestone centers to add bling and to finish off this fun card. I must admit that red is always a favorite color for me to use on a card. I really have to fight myself to use other colors! LOL!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Dolly Pardon
Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
And yawnin', stretchin', 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
Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Card of Many Folds

 The left inside of my card.
 The right inside of my card.
Top of fold on right inside of card
A front side view of my card
A closer look at my tag
 Top of card,  inside of fold
 The front of my card!
I am sorry there are so many pictures of this card, but I really did not know how to show you all the folds and what each side contained. And for some reason blogger went crazy loading the pictures and the first picture loaded at the bottom and then some staggered. So I hope you can make sense of what my card really looks like. Our challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER is A Card of Many Folds. Now, I will be the first to admit I hate making gimmicky cards. I love seeing them but it is not my favorite thing to do. So, I procrastinated about what I was going to do. I stalked  checked out my favorite bloggers and still could not come up with something I wanted to try. Finally I colored my image and I had so much fun coloring my image (yes 2 of them)  "Moon Spell" that I soon got in the spirit and made this card. As you can see it does contain many folds! I hope you will join us for this fun challenge. Have a great week!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Blue Moon
Blue moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue moon
You knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will hold
I heard somebody whisper please adore me
And when I looked to the moon it turned to gold

Monday, September 22, 2014

One more 'Summer" Card!

Although fall is knocking at the door, I had to color this lovely image from THE PAPER SHELTER. You can find "That's Something You Don't See Every Day" here! It was such a fun image that I wanted to share it with you. I colored her in Copics. I added liquid glass to the sunglasses and the Popsicle. A  bit of Stickles placed in dots around the image helped to add  a bit of sparkle and interest to my card. A little lace and a pink shell button popped the DP (all scraps from the never ending scrap basket). The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley. 

A closer look at the lovely image.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Have Yourself A Happy .....

 I hope everyone is having a great week-end and enjoying time relaxing. Our two older grandsons are playing flag football and Saturdays are spent watching them play. So much fun for us. I had this image colored for such a long time and had never used her yet. So, I had an emergency come up and needed a quick birthday card. This was the result. Since September is quickly coming to an end and fall and winter cards are in the making I thought it best to get this posted. Hope you enjoy this quick little card.  Have a blessed week-end!

I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song:  Greater (Mercy Me)
Bring your tired
Bring your shame
Bring your guilt
Bring your pain
Don’t you know that’s not you’re name
You will always be much more to me
Every day I wrestle with the voices
That keep telling me I’m not right
But that’s alright
‘Cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
In the world
In the world
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Acorns, Leafs, And A "Wee Fairy"

Have you ever made a card where you lose yourself in just creating? This card was one of those for me. I loved this new "Wee" image and couldn't wait to color it up. You can find this stamp and many more at 7 Kids College Fund (where I was a winner in their last challenge)! (That is not an earthquake it me doing the happy dance!) I have had this bright fall paper for several years and I have no idea where it came from. It seemed the perfect paper for this card. I used a die (yes, I don't know who this one is either) for the swirl and leaves. I die cut the leaves out of white card stock and used my Copics to color them to match the leaves in the image. I think the leaves are supposed to be holly leaves but they worked for this! I popped them on the top of the original die cut. A C.C. acorn die cut was used for the cute little acorns. Again I used white card stock and colored the acorns with Copics. I popped them on with a foam dimensional and added Stickles to the swirl of the die. Because the background paper is so busy I decided this was all the embellishments the card needed. I hope you are ready for fall, it is definitely in the air here. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: The Mommas and the Poppas
All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day.
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.;
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.
Stopped in to a church I passed along the way.
Well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray.
You know the preacher liked the cold;
He knows I'm gonna stay.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.
All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day.
If I didn't tell her I could leave today;
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.

(In our valley in Idaho our sky has been filled with smoke from the California fires. not exactly dreamin' of California! LOL!)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tic, Tac, Toe.....Get Three In a Row!

I always love playing Tic, Tac, Toe....and at ABC CHALLENGE we are doing just that.  The above grid is for you to follow when you play along with our challenge! I chose flowers, lace and dies/punches for my card. Our lovely sponsor is StampArt by Kathryne and Wild Orchid Crafts  I love this image by Kathryne and of course you can't beat WOC for lovely flowers. I had such fun playing with this image and trying some different colors for winter. I used liquid pearls on the die cut to enhance them. A little faux stitching, glitter, lace, pearls and flowers completed my card. I hope you will join us in our fun.
A closer look! 
 A look at the flowers!
 A closer look at my die cut!

My Song: Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone
Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind, but now I see
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
My chains are gone
I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns

Unending love, amazing grace

Friday, September 12, 2014

Amanda, You Made Me Smile

Today many of us in the Paper Crafting Community are mourning the loss of a very talented lady, Amanda Reed. You can click here to go to Amanda's blog. I will truly miss seeing her lovely work which always inspired me to do better and challenge myself to try new things. It was Amanda who encouraged me to take the Kit and Clowder Hair and Skin coloring class. (I have only had one lesson but can't wait to take the rest.) Amanda blossomed the last few years and her work was some of the best you could find. She was excited about winning a spot on Heartfelt DT and I think she would have made it as her talent was so fresh and fun. I will cherish all the homemade cards she sent  me and the funny, quirky, silly e-mails we shared back and fourth with one another. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her husband Joe, (she adored you) her mom, her sister, and all of her extended family. Her life was much too short and a shinning star went dark with her leaving. 
This card is dedicated to Amanda. She would have seen the humor as I sent her a doll for her craft room one Christmas. She told me that it WAS NOT what she had expected and that she really wasn't into dolls, but she did have it sat on a shelf in a place of honor in her craft room. LOL! That was our Amanda! I thought the sentiment was perfect as Amanda always made me smile. I hope each of you will take time today to show a little kindness to your family and friends. Tomorrow is not promised and we need to cherish today. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges (for you Amanda!)

My Song: Who Am I
When I think of how He came so far from glory
Came to dwell among the lowly such as I
To suffer shame and such disgrace
On Mount Calvary take my place
Then I ask myself this question
Who am I?
Who am I that The King would bleed and die for
Who am I that He would pray not my will, Thy Lord
The answer I may never know
Why He ever loved me so
But to that old rugged cross He'd go
For who am I?
When I'm reminded of His words
I'll leave Him never
If you'll be true I'll give to you life forever
Oh I wonder what I could have done
To deserve God's only Son
To fight my battles until they're won
For who am I?
Who am I that The King would bleed and die for
Who am I that He would pray not my will, Thy Lord
The answer I may never know
Why He ever loved me so
But to that old rugged cross He'd go
For who am I?
But to an old rugged cross He'd go for, who am I?
Rest In Peace Amanda. Thank you for being my friend!