Friday, April 20, 2018

"A Sweet Birthday Card!"

A close friend of mine wanted a 'sweet' birthday card for her grand-daughter who was turning "20"! This is what I came up with. The lovely digi stamp is from "Connie Fong"! I love her pretty images and always enjoy coloring them. I normally don't use orange as it is probably my least favorite color! but I am trying to make myself think outside the box! I die cut my stamp and sentiment on the front of the card and added some simple pearls and rhinestones for a bit of bling. A die cut and stamped sentiment finished off my card! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Sweet Old Fashioned Girl (Teresa Brewer)
Wouldn't anybody care to meet a sweet old-fashioned girl?
Wouldn't anybody care about a sweet old-fashioned pearl?
Who's a frantic little bopper in some sloppy socks
Just a crazy rock'n'roller, little Goldilocks
Wouldn't anybody care to meet a sweet old-fashioned girl?
Doesn't anybody care to hear some sweet old-fashioned talk?
Wouldn't anybody like to take a nice old-fashioned walk?
Take a walk around the corner where the cats all stop
Where you dig the juicy ribs and then you'll dance that bop
Wouldn't anybody like to take a nice old-fashioned walk?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy Birthday!

I love this fun stamp from The Paper Shelter! This stamp is called "Kitty Acrobatics" and you can find her here! I kept my card simple as I wanted the stamp to be the focal point. I didn't realize until my card was all put together that I grabbed the wrong die cut and used one with snowflakes! We do have kids in our community that wear shorts in the winter so maybe that was what I was thinking or it was a senior moment. Now to get to the point we have a new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This is an easy one it is "Happy Birthday"! Everyone needs birthday cards in your stash so join the fun! I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

It Had To Be You -- Frank Sinatra
It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around and finally found, that somebody who
Could make me be true
Could make me feel blue
And even be glad just to be sad, thinking of you
Some others I've seen
Might never be mean
Might never be cross, or try to be boss
But they wouldn't do
For nobody else gave me a thrill
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Working 9 to 5

I have been babysitting my youngest grandson while my DIL works. She was talking to me the other day about how hard it is to get things done at home, work, get three boys to sports, and make time for herself. LOL! It brought back those busy days I had working and raising a family. So I made this card to encourage her. So, for all mom's out there who are struggling to keep up with everything, enjoy this time it will pass far too quickly and you will soon realize that trying to be perfect is not necessary but enjoying the time with your family is!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: "Working 9-5" (Dolly Parton)
Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin'
Out on the street 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
9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fat promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me!
They let you dream just to watch 'em shatter
You're just a step on the boss-man's ladder
But you got dreams he'll never take away
You're in the same boat with a lotta your friends
Waitin' for the day your ship'll come in
An' the tide's gonna turn and it's all gonna roll your way
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 you never get the credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it
9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
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, April 4, 2018

Girl Power!

 A closer look at the stamp!
 The inside of my card!
By now, if you play with The Paper Shelter Challenge, you know that it is time for another fun challenge and a chance to win some fabulous prizes! I chose "Sport Star" for our fun challenge "Girl Power". I suppose because when I grew up there were no organized sports for girls.  Now, we see some really impressive girl's teams and I love to watch them play. This digi stamp from The Paper Shelter reflects "Girl Power" to me! I hope you will play along with us and show us your "Girl Power".
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Basketball (Kurtis Blow)
They're playing Basketball,
We love that Basketball,
They're playing Basketball,
We love that Basketball
Basketball is my favorite sport,
I like the way they dribble up and down the court,
Just like I'm the King on the microphone, so is Dr. J and Moses Malone,
I like Slam-dunks, take me to the hoop,
My favorite play is the alley-oop,
I like the pick-and-roll, I like the give-and-go,
Cause it's Basketball, uh, Mister Kurtis Blow,

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Birthday TaCole!

Today is our daughter-in-laws birthday! I hope today is special for her in every way! I still have to find the perfect sentiment for her card. But, I wanted to share it with you today anyway. This cute digi stamp is from The Paper Shelter! It is called "Kitty Acrobatics". I am hoping my DIL will enjoy it! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'cause you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

Thursday, March 29, 2018


I chose Police Officer-female version from The Paper Shelter! for my card. We have Resource Officers at our schools and I wanted to make a card to express my appreciation of them. I love that our police officers take time to get to know the kids and let them know they are there to protect them and they are their friends! I will admit I struggled making this card! I have been struggling with my coloring since I broke my shoulder.  And this is one I really struggled with. I had attended the Idaho Scrapbook Convention in Boise and learned a new background technique using alcohol inks. I thought this background was so pretty and then I covered most of it up! LOL! Anyway, it is what it is. Sometimes I don't end up with a card that I had pictured in my mind!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Death Was Arrested (North Point Inside Out)
Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin
Lost without hope with no place to begin
Your love Made a way to let mercy come in
When death was arrested and my life began
Ash was redeemed only beauty remains
My orphan heart was given a name
My mourning grew quiet my feet rose to dance
When death was arrested and my life began

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Water Fairy

I love this "Water Fairy" digi stamp from Cute As A Button! As often happens I couldn't wait to color it up. I actually thought I had it colored to perfection and on the first time. So, in the meantime, I decided to cut out a few die cuts. I didn't notice that the new trimmed up image was stuck to the back of my die cut and so I cut the newly colored image right down the middle with a very lacy die! Time to color again. This time I had it almost completely done and I went back to touch up an teeny, tiny, little spot and my Copic pen decided to drop a 'big blop of ink right across the face and wings of the fairy. Another colored image goes in the trash bin. By this time I had to walk away for a few days. Then I thought "third times the charm" right? Well I began to color and once again the color seemed to flow and I was loving it. When I got it finished I was so pleased and so I head over to my trusty  paper cutter to trim it up and I sliced the top of the wing off! Arrrrr! So, this is my fourth attempt at getting my card made. I did switch my colors up a bit on this one so all's well that ends well? LOL! I used a shimmer pen from CTMH and this card has some beautiful shimmer on it. Pearls, liquid glass, and a birthday die cut finished off my card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Do You Believe In Magic? (Lovin' Spoonful)
Do you believe in magic in a young girl's heart
How the music can free her, whenever it starts
And it's magic, if the music is groovy
It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie
I'll tell you about the magic, and it'll free your soul
But it's like trying to tell a stranger 'bout rock and roll

Monday, March 26, 2018

A Time To Plant A Time To Harvest

Isn't it great to have friends who are always there for you? You know the ones who know how badly you have screwed up and they still want to be your friend. (They may laugh at you but they still care!) I am blessed to have friends like this. I made this card for a special friend. We may not see each other that often but when we do it is like we have never been apart. Sometimes it is nice to just send a card and let someone know you are thinking of them. 
This beautiful stamp is from Cute As A Button it is called "A Time To Plant A time To Harvest".  Jump on over to the shop and check out all the beautiful stamps. You will be glad you did!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (Alison Krass)
I don't know about tomorrow
I just live for day to day
I don't borrow from the sunshine
For it's skies may turn to gray
I don't worry o'er the future
For I know what Jesus said
And today I'll walk beside Him
For He knows what lies ahead
Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


My just turned 4 year old grandson is staying with me today. He wanted to make a card for his Mommy and since her birthday is on April Fool's Day and Easter this year he wanted it to have all three things in the card. He used die cuts and liquid pearls (his very favorite things to use) to make this cute card. The paper all came from the scrap bin I think he did a great job don't you?

His Song: Mama (B.J. Thomas)
Who's the one who tied your shoe when you were young
And knew just when to come and see what you had done?
Mama, oh Mama
And who's the one who patched your eye and told you not to cry
'cause he was too big for you to try?
Mama, Ma-a-ma
And who's the one you didn't need to plead
To give her time to the Little League?
It was Mama, oh, ma-a-a-ma-a-a
And who's the one who gave her shoulder
When you told her your first love was over she'd met someone older
Mama, Mama
It was Mama, my ma-a-a-ma-a-a
Ma-a-ma, oh ma-a-ma
Who's the one who taught you obligation then dedication result graduation?
Mama, Mama
And who's the one who's shown the friends you've known
A home away from home when they were tired and all alone?
Mama, Mama
And who's the one who held a tear inside
When you introduced your future bride?
And who's the one who didn't mean to cry
As you walked down the aisle, the tears you saw her smile
Mama, oh, Mama
Ma-a-m-a-a, my Ma-a-ma-a
It was Ma-a-m-a-a

Easter Time

A closer look!
Cute Easter buttons!
The inside of my card!
Are you ready for Easter? Do you have a special tradition you do at Easter? We will attend church and then have a late lunch together. While the table is being cleared we will hide the Easter eggs. It really isn't much of a tradition but the joy of being together as a family means the most to me.  We are also having a challenge at The Paper Shelter! This time we want to see your Easter Time creations! I chose "Candy Bunny" for my card! You can find her and a wide array of lovely stamps at The Paper Shelter!  I hope you all have a lovely Easter and you take time to give thanks for all you have been given! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song: Because He Lives (Kristin Chenowith)
God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives

Monday, March 12, 2018

Bloom Where You Are Planted

It has been fun to be able to get back and color again! My shoulder is mending and other than lifting weight over my head I can do almost everything I did before my injury a year ago in February (2017)! Having said that I am struggling with my coloring. I feel like I have never touched Copics in my life and 'flicking' is a challenge for me! But, this beautiful new stamp from Cute as A Button
called "Bloom Where You Are Planted" I just love her and of course tulips are my favorite flower! The cute little ribbon holder came from an old purse I was getting rid of as it was falling apart. But, I had to recycle this pretty part. I added a few pearls and rhinestones to dress it up but for the most part I let the stamp be the focal part! 
I hope you enjoy this card and please be sure and check out Cute As A Button shop for some fabulous unique stamps!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Bloom Where You're Planted 
“Bloom where you are planted,”
My grandmother once said to me.
“Bloom where you are planted
So that you can be all you can be
Storms will come,
And lightening will strike
But don’t let the joys of this life pass you by.
Bloom where you are planted,
And one day you will see
That you are who God created you to be.”

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Let It Be Spring

I don't know about where you are from but Spring in Idaho means rain! I really don't mind the rain, in fact I enjoy it! I know it's strange but that is just the way I am! How about you what is your weather like?
It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! Our theme is "Let It Be Spring"! So wow us with your fabulous spring creations. Remember you can win a fabulous stamp or stamps if you use a  stamp from The Paper Shelter.  I chose "Drizzle" digital stamp for my card! I think she is so cute! There are some awesome sales going on at The Paper Shelter ! So click on my link and check them out! 
I colored this cute stamp with Copics. I tried to keep the same colors going from the paper to the colored image! I die cut my sentiment and added some pretty rhinestones from Queen & Co.!
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 
My Song: Who'll Stop The Rain (Creedence Clearwater)
As long as I remember
The rain's been comin' down
Clouds of mystery pourin'
Confusion on the ground
Good men through the ages
Tryin' to find the sun
And I wonder, still I wonder
Who'll stop the rain

Friday, February 16, 2018

Love Is Still In The Air!

It seems as if I have been gone forever! As many of you know I had my second surgery on my shoulder in November. I spent the holiday season in a immobilizing sling. So, this is one of my first colors since I  began  physical therapy to move my arm.  It was a struggle for me and not my best job, but the digi stamp from Cute as a Button is adorable and it helped to inspire me to keep going! The Cute As A Button Stamp I used is called Kisses! You can find her by clicking on the link and you can also check out all the other cute stamps available! 

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My Song: If That Isn't Love (Elvis)
He left the splendor of heaven
Knowing His destiny
Was the lonely hill of Golgotha
There to lay down His life for me
And if that isn't love
Then the ocean is dry
There's no stars in the sky
And the little sparrows can't fly
Yeah if that isn't love
Then heaven's a myth
There's no feeling like this
If that isn't love