Friday, April 17, 2015

Birthday Wishs -Go Light Your World!

Isn't this just the cutest stamp. I have four new stamps from Dreamerland Crafts! This one is called "Keeping Company". I love stamps like this for 'guy' or 'boy' cards. I had a hard time photographing this card. I must admit I did use some 'dark' plaid paper. But it is much prettier IRL! Honest! My middle grandson turns eight on May 1st ...yep....he's a May Day baby! I think this card will be perfect for him. I added some cute little buttons, a die cut bike, and tag sentiments! A little plaid ribbon finished off my card! I colored the image with my Copic markers. They are my favorite medium to use because I can blend with them and it much like painting (another hobby of mine)!  I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Go Light Your World (Because Logan Lights Our World)
There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
And there is a Spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home
Carry your candle, and run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, confused and torn
And hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"H" is for Happy Birthday!

Isn't this just the cutest punk rocker you have ever seen? It is time for another challenge at ABC CHALLENGE! Our letter this month is "H" for Happy Birthday! Our lovely sponsor is Di's Digis! She has some beautiful digi's to choose from! So, hop on over and join in the fun. It will be lots of fun and who doesn't need an extra birthday card?  I can't wait to see what you come up with! BTY, I am trying to warm up. I attended my grandson's soccer game tonight and froze. We had a horrible wind and the chill factor made it fell like late  November not mid-April. So my brain is having a hard time thinking tonight. I hope it is warmer where you are! Blessings!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
Melonheadz Friends – Two or More Designer Papers
My Creative Moments – #5 Colourful Creations
Oh La La Creations – #177 Spring
Crazy Challenge - Springtime
Creative Craft Cottage - Use Die Cuts
Creative and Inspire - Anything Goes Use a Die
Polkadoodles - Pink and Pretty
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Spring or Easter
Digitally Sweet - #135 Birthday
Sister Act - #101 Anything Goes

My Song: (The Four Tops)
Baby, I need your lovin'
Although you're never near
Your voice I often hear
Another day, 'nother night
I long to hold you tight
'Cause I'm so lonely
Baby, I need your lovin'
Got to have all your lovin'
Baby I need your lovin'
Got to have all you lovin'

Let's Hear It For The Boy!

I have a confession to make....I love this pizza maker! LOL! He just makes me smile and he is a perfect image for the guy cards I am always needing. You can find this cute guy at  The Paper Shelter he is called The Pizza Chief . I made this card for our challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER . The challenge if you should choose to play along is  "For The Boys". It is a great time to add to your stash of 'guy' cards. So grab your favorite Paper Shelter image and play along with us. 
I colored my image with Copics and then added some Stickles for a little bling around the pizza. I had some twine and some cute little metal utensils. A Happy Birthday sentiment and three flat backed pearls finished off my card. The paper I have had for almost 10 years, I have no idea where it came from but it seemed perfect for this card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: "Let's Hear It For the Boy
My baby, he don't talk sweet, he ain't got much to say
But he loves me, loves me, loves me, I know that he loves me anyway
And maybe he don't dress fine but I don't really mind
'Cuz every time he pulls me near, I just wanna cheer
Let's hear it for the boy, on, let's give the boy a hand
Let's hear it for my baby, you know you gotta understand
Maybe he's no Romeo but he's my one-man show
Let's hear it for the boy

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Christmas! Is it early or late?

A closer look at the image!
Another look!

This is such a great winter image and can be used for Christmas, Birthday, or even just a quick hello! I colored this cute image from The Paper Shelter several months ago.  I came across her while I was cleaning my craft room and decided to make her into a card. So I think even though I am late doing this but I am actually early for Christmas! LOL! That's my story and I am sticking to it! I know that pink is not a traditional Christmas color but I thought it looked pretty on this card! I added plastic snowflakes and then adorned them with rhinestones. I thought this was  nice touch!  A little Stickles gave this image a little additional sparkle. I finished off this card with a sheer pink ribbon and bow with two little bells that cam off an old Christmas Ornament. I hope you enjoy my late/early card! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song: (just for laughs/or the Joke is it is SPRING!)
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go;
Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in every store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wild Thing!

I am so far behind on my posting. This winter I have struggled keeping up with all the things that I have going! But, at last I am posting this card. I will tell you that this card took me way out of my comfort zone. It was one of the first cards I colored after taking one lesson with Kit an Clowder Skin and Hair class. All of the practice I have been doing since is paying off as I can see a big difference in my coloring. But this was a free image and I must say that I did have fun with the colors. I kept the background paper muted as my colors on the image were a bit bold! It is hard to tell but IRL there is lots of sparkle to this card. I used a Spica pen and in the light (this picture was taken on our dark and dreary days) the card sparkles! I kept the embellishments simple as I wanted the image to be the focal point! Just a fun little 'practice' and hopefully a card that will brighten someone's day. I hope your day is filled with blessings!
My Song: Wild Thing (The Troggs) 
Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, I think I love you
But I wanna know for sure
Come on and hold me tight
I love you

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Did Someone Say "Flick that Copic?"

 A closer look!
 The inside of my card.
I have been practicing my 'flicking' for those of you who have taken the 'Skin and Hair' class at Kit  and Clowder  you will know exactly what I am talking about. It is definitely something that takes practice and I am determined to master it! LOL! This image from    is the perfect practice piece. I used a white cored chocolate card stock to emboss and then sanded it. I really like the look for the background of my card.Hope your week is going well and filled with blessings!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Some Enchanted Evening
Some enchanted evening, you may see a stranger
You may see a stranger across a crowded room
And somehow you know, you know even then
That somewhere, you'll see her again and again
Some enchanted evening, someone may be laughing
You may hear her laughing across a crowded room
And night after night, as strange as it seems
The sound of her laughter will sing in your dreams

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Little Sparkle and a Lot of Pearls!

I have been working on my classwork at Kit and Clowder. I have yet to finish my Skin and Hair class so it was a fun opportunity to practice my skin coloring with this beautiful image from Aurora Wings. Aurora Wings As you can see by my card I added lots of sparkle and pearls. I did a bit of fussy cutting about the wings to make the image pop. I also used some new die cuts to add a bit of whimsy to my card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

 My Song:Angel of the Morning
There'll be no strings to bind your hands
Not if my love can't bind your heart
There's no need to take a stand
For it was I who chose to start
I see no need to take me home
I'm old enough to face the dawn
Just call me angel of the morning angel
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby
Just call me angel of the morning angel
Then slowly turn away from me

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Little Sunny Yellow!

 A closer look at my image!
 Pretty flowers
I   love Sarah Kay images and this one is a particular favorite of mine. She is such a sweet image and can be used in so many various cards. The background DP came out of my scrap basket. The pretty flowers are from WOC. I added a ODB Happy Birthday and cut my own banner for it. The pretty rhinestones add a bit of sparkle. Just a fun card to bring a little sunshine to someone!
I am entering this car at the following challenges:
My Song: (Roger Miller)
Walking In the Sunshine, sing a little sunshine song
Put a smile upon your face as if there's nothing wrong
Think about a good time had a long time ago
Think about forgetting about your worries and your woes
Walking In The Sunshine, sing a little sunshine song

Friday, April 3, 2015

"A Little Cowboy"

Have you ever made a card that you just liked? For me this is one of  those cards. I think it is because I am so pleased with the way the chaps came out. they actually look furry to me! I think it is the flicking I have learned in my Skin and Hair class at Kit and Clowder! Also, it is because I love this image, you must admit it is mighty cute. I kept my layout CAS as I wanted the image to be the focal point. I did make a little 'pocket' with a 'hankie' peeking out. I added some star buttons and some mini buttons for interest. So, what do you think...will he lasso your heart?
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Little Cowboy
Little cowboy, put your saddle in the barn
Tie your horse up tight, so he'll know no harm
Put your hat and your gun
Beside you on the chair
Don't forget, you've got to say a little prayer
Little cowboy, you'd better hit the sandman trail
Or you'll be late for roundup time you know
If you wanna be a cowboy, you'd better rest a while
Little cowboy baby of the old corral

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Time

A look at the cute Easter egg buttons!

The Easter basket button
A closer look at the image!
I think of all holidays Easter is one I seldom make cards for. This cute image from The Paper Shelter was just too cute for me to pass up. My grandsons will be coloring Easter eggs this year (probably at my house), but they also know the true meaning of Easter and why we celebrate the holiday. I am blessed and grateful for my grandsons! So, onto our challenge at The Paper Shelter. The challenge is "Easter Time".  Don't forget if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for the $30.00 prize. Since they have such lovely images you will want to grab a few and play along. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: "He Arose"
  1. Low in the grave He lay,
    Jesus, my Savior,
    Waiting the coming day,
    Jesus, my Lord!
  2. Up from the grave He arose,
    With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
    • He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
      And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
      He arose! He arose!
      Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Happy Birhday TaCole!

Today is my sweet DIL's birthday. It seems as if she has always been a part of our family. She is a busy mom of three (adorable) boys and they do keep her hopping. She and my son recently built a rabbit hutch for their middle son's rabbit. (A 4-H project). I hope your day is a wonderful one TaCole! Logan, picked this card for you...he said it looked like you! I hope this birthday and the coming year are one of the best yet! 
This is a Saturated Canary image. I colored it with Copics. I added a die cut paper lace and rocking horse. The sentiment is from LOTV.  I added liquid glass to the balloons and some pretty rhinestones to finish off my card. I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Trace Adkins
She was staring out the window of that SUV
Complaining, saying "I can't wait to turn eighteen"
She said "I'll make my own money, and I'll make my own rules"
Momma put the car in park out there in front of the school
She kissed her head and said "I was just like you"

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

"Let's Go Digital"

 A Closer Look
Happy April Fool's Day! Today is also my DIL's Birthday. So, Happy Birthday TaCole. It is also time for another fun challenge at ABC Challenge. We are up to the letter "G" and our challenge is "Go Digital"!  No stamping just lovely digi's  on your cards. Our beautiful sponsor is Aurora Wings. The image I chose is called "Cherry Blossoms". I love how the petals from the cherry? blossoms are blowing. I had some pretty little flowers that closely matched the pink in the petals and so I added my die cut branch and then found this lovely DP in my scrap basket. It seemed perfect for this card. I am so proud of myself for creating a nose on the image. Whew this took a lot of practice for me. LOL! I hope you will join us for this fun challenge. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges: (the flowers and DP are from my stash)
My Song: Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
When your true lover comes your way
It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
The poets say
The story goes that once a cherry tree
Beside an apple tree did grow,
And there a boy once met his bride to be
Long, long ago
The boy looked into her eyes
It was a feat to enthrall
The breezes started their sighs
The blossoms started to fall
And, as they gently caressed
The lovers looked up to find
The branches of the two trees
Were intertwined

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Little Winter Card!

 A closer look!
 A new Poppy die!
 A Memory Box die.
I  love images that can be used for more than one season or holiday. This Mo Manning image is such an image. It was intended to add to the Christmas "Raggedy" images. But, I think it works quiet well for a winter birthday card! How about you? I colored this image during my husbands recent stay at the hospital and I can see that limited lighting is not the best  for coloring. I also had to play a bit with a couple of new dies that I have. This was just a fun make for me and a chance to let someone know I was thinking of them on their special day. I hope your day is filled with blessings. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: He Knows
All the bitter weary ways
Endless striving day by day
You barely have the strength to pray
In the valley low
And how hard your fight has been
How deep the pain within
Wounds that no one else has seen
Hurts too much to show
All the doubt you're standing in between
And all the weight that brings you to your knees
He knows
He knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows
He knows
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one
Who knows
He knows

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dream A Little Dream

A closer look!
 A look at the lace and flowers!
 A closer look at the lace and rhinestones!
 One more look at my card!
This image always makes me think of prom dresses. I was listening to some of the girls at church talk about 'prom' and realized that we often forget that it can be a painful experience for many. Those who never get asked, those who get asked as a joke, those who can't afford a dress, those who get stood up. It made me remember some of those painful feelings growing up. I hope you will pray for the young people you know especially the teens. It can be a painful time full of pitfalls as they step forward into adulthood. 
Now, onto my card....this is a SC image. I added Stickles to make the dress sparkle. With a little gel pen on the top for the dots on the dress. The lace on the the card if stickers from the Dollar store. I colored them with my Copics pen and added rhinestones to the bottom lace. A few flowers from WOC were the only details I added to this card. I am going to add a scripture to the inside of the card and send it with a note of encouragement to a special teen in our church. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Mamma's and The Papa's
                                                         Stars shining bright above you
                                                Night breezes seem to whisper, I love you
                                                       Birds singing in the sycamore tree
                                                            Dream a little dream of me