Monday, February 20, 2017

Snow Bird


I hope each of you are at least seeing a few signs of winter being over. This has been a long, cold, hard, winter. I think even our birds in Idaho would like to be dressed as this cute little bird from Whimsy is dressed. I am getting an early start on my Christmas cards for this year.  I hope you are getting yours done as well....I know we don't want to think about Christmas this soon, but hey look how prepared we will be!
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 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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Girl's Just Want To Have Fun!





This is one of the newer stamps from The Paper Shelter! It is called The Glamorous Girls! Isn't fun? I also have been playing with foam to try and make some gorgeous flowers. I have seen these on various blogs and also watched You Tube videos. I still haven't got them perfected but I am having fun trying. If anyone has tips for me I would appreciate any and all! LOL! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones
And girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun
The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one
But girls they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have

Friday, February 17, 2017

The "Hop"


This cute stamp from CAAB reminds me of the first dances I attended in Jr. High. I am sure I had that same look on my face. LOL! This card is also the first attempt I had made in making foam flowers. After I made this card I watched some videos on how to make them and surprise my next attempt turned out so much better. Too late for this card but hopefully it will serve as a reminder in the future. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

My Song: At the Hop
Well there's a rock'n and a roll'n 
There's a sinking of my soul 
It's the hop! 
When the preacher started pray'n 
And the choir started sway'n
It's the hop!
Where my salvation 
Is a sweet celebration
It's the hop!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Little Inspiration!



I wanted to share a little inspiration with you! This is a card I made using a CAAB stamp! She is called "Polish Best Friends"! You can find her by clicking on the link. CAAB has a month challenge blog and a progressive challenge on facebook! Hop on over to Francesca's etsy shop! Grab some fun digis and join in on the fun! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song:  Edelwiss (from the Sound of Music)
Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever4
Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Valentine/Birthday Wish




Today is my sweet husbands birthday! I wanted to find a special way to say Happy Birthday and this posting is it! So Happy Birthday Steve!
It is also time for another challenge at The Paper Shelter. 
Our challenge this week is "A Valentine Wish". So lets see your valentines. Remember if you use a stamp from The Paper Shelter  you can win a prize of $30 to spend at their store! 
I chose Tony and Cleo for my card. I think they are so cute and perfect for a valentine/birthday card. It has one of my favorite things....glitter!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you
You'd be like heaven to touch
I want to hold you so much
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive
You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you
Pardon the way that I stare
There's nothing else to compare
The sight of you leaves me weak
There are no words left to speak
But if you feel like I feel
Please let me know that it's real
You're just too good to be true
Can't take my eyes off of you
I love you baby and if it's quite all right
I need you baby to warm the lonely nights
I love you baby, trust in me when I say
Oh pretty baby, don't bring me down I pray
Oh pretty baby, now that I've found you stay
And let me love you baby, let me love you

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Is In The Air



Happy Valentine's Day!  I created this fun card using a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter! This cute little guy is called Hilarious Cupid! He was a quick fun color and perfect to wish my sweet husband a Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope each of you can brighten someone's day today.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: That's Amore! (Dean Martin)
When a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's amore
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's amore
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella
When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool
That's amore
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you're not dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That's amore

Monday, February 13, 2017

Red, Black, and White




I have had this digi for a long time. Unfortunately I have it saved in three folders and I don't have a clue which one it the correct one. So if someone could tell me who makes this digi I will give credit where credit is due. I colored the digi first and loved the black boots with the polk-a-dots and decided to go with a red, black and white color scheme. I had this sheet of DP in my stash and I thought it worked perfect with this card. Once again, I played with my foam making flowers. (My husband wasn't a fan of the black flowers!) LOL! I added Glassy accents to the boots. Some pretty dots from Queen & Co. and some brads that I have had for at least 10 years. See, you do eventually use up those things! A little ribbon and bow finish off my card. My favorite tool is dies which I used in making my flowers and leaves!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
 
My Song: Love is All Around (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you , and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all
How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Ahoy There!





An upper respiratory virus has hit our household. My husband and I are coughing, have a sore throat, and are ears are acting up also. It seemed a good time for me play in the craft room and stay warm. With frigid temperatures and more than a foot of snow on the ground it may be a long winter here.  I am using an older stamp from THE PAPER SHELTER  the stamp is called "Pretty Little Sailor Girl" and you can click 'here' to go to it.
I made some pretty foam flowers and added a bright, sheer, pink ribbon to finish off my card. I also inked the die cut on the inside of my card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Put a Little Love In Your Heart (Jackie DeShannon)
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
Still the children cry
Put a little love in your heart
If you want the world to know
We won't let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Best Bro Ever***



I just love this new stamp from The Paper Shelter.
It is called "Best Bro Ever".  I have watched this play out in my own family and I was so impressed how my son and DIL handled the new sibling situation. I know several young moms who are expecting there second child or just had their second child. It is always fun to hear how big brother or sister are handling the new sibling. My daughter was less than impressed. She looked at her new brother and said, "Is that it?" She was not impressed. LOL! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:


My song: The Pitty, Pitty, Patter (Susan Raye)
Oh the pitty pitty patter of a little bitty feet's
Gonna pitty pitty patter through our house
A gonna be a comin' in June gonna stop our honeymoon
Cause the pitty pitty patter of a little bitty feet's
Gonna pitty pitty patter through our house
Gonna be a thinkin' of another name yeah there's gonna be a great big change
Gonna be a lookin' for a bottle in the middle of the night
Lookin' for a chance to hold daddy tight
A washin' little diapers every day a big doctor bill I'm gonna have to pay pay pay
Oh the pitty pitty patter of a little bitty feet's
Gonna pitty pitty patter through our house
Gonna be a thinkin' of another name yeah there's gonna be a great big change

Friday, February 10, 2017

A New Blog In Town and a New Crafter!

I just wanted to let everyone know there is a new crafter and she just posted her first card to her blog! She also happens to be a good friend. I hop you will all stop by her blog and encourage her as she joins all us crazy craftiers and bloggers.  You can find her blog here:

http://cutfoldandglue.blogspot.com/

Her name is Nan and she will blow you away with her talent! She just started making cards a few months ago. Way to go Nan!

With Love




Are you ready for Valentine's Day? We do a dinner at our church and my sweet friend Robin and I  always do the decorations and gifts for the "Newlywed Game". I am making a few cards for a gift pack and This may be one of them. I love this cute stamp from Cute As A Button it is called "I Am Sweet On You"  She certainly seems to have a box of 'sweets'. What will you be doing to celebrate this special day? My husbands birthday is the 15th so we always do a joint Valentine/Birthday celebration. A shout out to Aud Sentiments! It has been a while since I have played in your fun challenge!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: You Are So Beautiful To Me (Jo Cocker)
You are so beautiful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hope for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful to me
You are so beautiful to me

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Whisper Can be heard over the Roar of a Lion!




When I was in Jr. High I worked after school at the local library. Since I loved to read it was the perfect job for me. I loved shelving the books and being able to recommend books to patrons as they came in. I also got to read books to children once a week. I never knew how great that job was until I look back now. So, I 'had' to have this new stamp from Faery Ink called Bookworm. You can find her by clicking on the links. The DP is from Authentic. It comes with a little saying on each sheet that is printed on the tear off tab. I have been cutting them out and using them on my cards. This one says "The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard over the roar of a lion." I thought it was perfect for this card. I also have been playing with my foam making flowers. I still have not achieved the ruffly look I want but I have had fun playing with them. The die cut is from Joanna Sheen. The inside sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy!
I was asked if I preferred ribbon or lace. To be honest I don't have a preference. Each adds it's own special  look to a card. There are so many beautiful ribbons and styles of lace it would be hard to pick.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: My God
Nothing you could say could tear me away from my God, (my God)
Nothing you
could do, 'cause I'm stuck like glue to my God, (my God, my God)
I'm
sticking to my God like a stamp to a letter,
Like birds of a feather we
stick together.
I'm tellin' you from the start, I can't be torn apart
from my God.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ice Fishing!



Love those Whimsy Stamps. This cute little polar bear and his friends don't really seem too sincere about catching fish but perhaps they are enjoying a day of fun together. Ice fishing can be very cold so you had better have fun with your friends when you do this.  I noticed that I have not finished the inside of my card...but it will more than likely have a Christmas greeting for Christmas this year....was that a groan I heard. Hey, I am just getting an early start on Christmas cards. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Best Fishes!



Don't you just love this fun image from The Paper Shelter it is called "When In Doubt Exaggerate".
You can go directly to it by clicking on the link. It makes a fun 'guy' card with the grumpy looking fish and the relieved looking fisherman! I fussy cut the stamp and mounted it on foam squares. The die cut is from Yvonne dies. I also colored my die cut with a sponge and ink on the inside. This card is CAS as far as I am concerned and I may try to dress it up just a wee bit more. Any suggestions?
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: I'm Gonna Miss Her (Brad Paisley)
Well I love her
And I love to fish
I spend all day out on this lake
And hell is all I catch
Today she met me at the door
Said I would have to choose
If I hit that fishin' hole today
She'd be packin' all her things
And she'd be gone by noon
Well I'm gonna miss her
When I get home
But right now I'm on this lake shore
And I'm sittin' in the sun
I'm sure it'll hit me
When I walk through that door tonight
That I'm gonna miss her
Oh, lookie there, I've got a bite
Now there's a chance that if I hurry
I could beg her to stay
But that water's right
And the weather's perfect
No tellin' what I might catch today

Monday, February 6, 2017

Here Comes The Sun?




Wee stamps are such sweet stamps. I love using them and they make such wonderful cards. This is one of my favorite (for winter anyway). It also adds to my "Christmas" stash. My younger brother just informed me he wants 40 cards this year. That is added on to the ones I already need for myself and to sell in our local shop. I think I will be making several a week just to have enough. LOL! I added sparkle in several ways to this card. First I used rhinestones for the snow falling and for the center of my poinsettias. I added glitter to the snow and Spica pen to the winter weeds and the angles wings. A sentiment from CTMH finishes off my card. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo)
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cowgirl!




My brother and his grand-daughter (who is 8) recently visited. They live in Georgia. They came so Katelyn could experience snow. Here in Idaho she was able to do so in a big way. We took her sledding, built snowmen, snow angles, had snowball fights, and she even learned to shovel snow. We also shopped in a local store where she talked her grandpa into buying her a pair of cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. It was a fun time and nice to have them visit us in this chilly time. She also liked this card with CAAB stamp! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Ride 'em Cowboy (Juice Newton)
Traveling with the rodeo
It's the only life I'll ever know
I started in New Mexico
Must have been a thousand years ago
I used to be the best they say
At riding young wild horses for my pay
But now I'm much too old it seems
I only rides wild horses in his dreams
They use to tell me, ride 'em cowboy don't let 'em throw you down
You can't make no money if you hit the ground
They say, ride 'em cowboy don't let 'em throw you down
You're the toughest cowboy in town