Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Witchy Woman

I hope everyone is all stocked up for the little trick-or-treater's this year. My two grandson's are excited about it and I will get to go with them as they have fun. It is wonderful having them living near us again as we get to share in all sorts of fun times. I don't really do many Halloween cards as I don't have a need for them. But this cute little image from THE PAPER SHELTER is such a fun color that I had to use her for our challenge this week. I colored her with Copic markers. I used an old Creative Memories circle cutter to frame her and added an additional boarder of gold card stock. I added some liquid pearls to add the feeling of starts around her and then sponged some gold ink around her. The DP is is a mix and match out of my scrap box and the cute spiders are from Oriental Traders. Please join us in our fun challenge "Halloween" this week at THE PAPER SHELTER. You can win a chance to shop for some lovely images. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: The Eagles
Raven hair and ruby lips
sparks fly from her finger tips
Echoed voices in the night
she's a restless spirit on an endless flight
wooo hooo witchy woman, see how
high she flies
woo hoo witchy woman she got
the moon in her eye
She held me spellbound in the night
dancing shadows and firelight
crazy laughter in another
room and she drove herself to madness
with a silver spoon
woo hoo witchy woman see how high she flies

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fun at Christmas

Another Christmas card for the stash. I just had to color up this cute image from The Paper Shelter. What a cute little elf he is. I have tons of sparkle on this and my pictures just do not show it. the  white trim on the elf's outfit is glitter. there is Stickles on the marshmallow and Spica on the candle, ribbon, and the red trim on the ornament. I also added liquid glass to the ornament. I added some miniature jingle bells and pretty paper poinsettias! Just a fun little card for Christmas.   

Friday, October 25, 2013

Best Witches!

I am going to have a plethora of Halloween cards. I just had to have a hand at coloring some cute images. This is a Mo Manning image and I thought a 'tattered witch' was just too cute! I also love the cute little kitten. I have had this DP for such a long time and the ribbon was a scrap that was in my mom's sewing box.The charm is new. The I love Halloween sentiment  and the sticker I have had for several years. So I guess this is a practical way to use up my stash! Whew! I am so happy to have a practical reason for making all these Halloween cards! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: 
I was working in the lab late one night 
When myeyes beheld an eerie sight 
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise 
He did the mash 
He did the monster mash 
The monster mash 
It was a graveyard smash 
He did the mash 
It caught on in a flash 
He did the mash 
He did the monster mash

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Time for Christmas...?

I am loving the new Christmas images that are coming out. The cute new Sassy Cheryl images are no exception. I had to add a few to my stash and even though I am way behind on my housework and yard work, I just took time to color. I have been on a dead run lately with the restoration of our church, playing with the grand kids and various other obligations. I needed a day to kick back and relax. I made this Christmas card for a friend who always helps me decorate the church for Christmas. I know she will like this image as we lost all of our decorations in the arson fire at the church.. I hope your week is going well and you are taking time to enjoy the blessings in your life. 
A picture of my sweet grandsons as we prepared to head into the corn maze! This grammy walked seven miles with these two leading the way. It was so funny to see them try and figure out the way through the maze. We spent had a fun day, but we were all tired when we got home. It is so fun for me to have them living by us again and to be able to spend time each week with them. (Cobwebs can wait!) 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Christmas Time Is Here
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

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A "Little" Birthday Card!

It seems as if I am always in need of birthday cards. I guess not everyone has given them up! I love this cute little image. She just looks like she is having a fun day! The cute little bear is a stamp set that came with a craft magazine years ago. I loved how the balloons came out. I think they add a special touch to the inside of the card. The DP is from a pad called Persnickety and I love it. I don't think there is a sheet in the pad I don't like. The colors are all rich pinks and browns. The sentiment is from MFT. I love the versatility of it. This card was made for a special friend of mine. (She is also my pusher who got me started on this journey of making cards!) She has been such a blessing in my life and I am so grateful for the friendship we have shared. I am posting this after her birthday, but I will say "Happy Birthday Wendy". Thank you for all you do and I hope your day was special!
My Song: 
We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things
'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Magic of Christmas

I think this might just be a CAS card for me. It looks so plain and I know I will have to add 'something' to dress it up a bit more. LOL! This is one of my new images from LOTV. I love her cute little glasses. I added liquid glass to them to make them a bit more 'glass like'! Some chunky glitter added some nice sparkle to the snow. It doesn't show up well in my picture. My paper lace is a new Cherry Lynn die. The sentiment is an 'old' one from LOTV. (Well, I did buy it last year...ha!) Just a fun little card for Christmas! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Song:
So this is Christmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Only Two

Can you believe we will soon be into the holiday season? I am excited as our family will be together this year. It makes this mom and grammie very happy. It is also time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter. I am hoping that I qualify for this one as the challenge is Only two colors. I choose orange and blue. So, please don't look at the white background. I wanted to make a fun little notebook for our Praise Team Leader at church. She and her husband (as we are) are big Boise State Bronco Fans. Of course the colors are blue and orange. I just love this cute little cheerleader and you can find her here.
I am entering this project at the following challenges:
My Song: 
Only you can make this world seem right
Only you can make the darkness bright
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart with love for only you

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I hope everyone is enjoying their fall days. I have to admit fall is my favorite time of year. It is also time for another  ABC Challenge ! This is an easy one. The challenge is to make a card of celebration. It can be Birthday (That's what mine is!) Or, it can be wedding, baby, anniversary, retirement, any celebration you choose! Our lovely sponsors this time are THE PAPER SHELTER AND LILY OF THE VALLEY! You can't go wrong with those lovely images. I have chosen a Paper Shelter Image that you can find here! I think she is the cutest. I colored her with Copics and added some liquid glass to the bones and the saber tooth tigers teeth! A little stitching around the edge and pretty brown pearls draw your eye to the image. My sentiment is an older ticket sentiment from Whimsy stamps. My roses are from WOC. I added a pretty sheer bow and a rose for added accent. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it! So grab your "celebrations" and join us at ABC Challenge.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: The Bare Necessities 
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cosy & Warm

Just had to make another card with this cute image from The Paper Shelter! I love fall with all the leaves changing colors and the crisp air. (It also kills off those pesky mesquitos!) I added some liquid pearls, some pretty flowers from WOC, a pretty paper lace from a die cut and a bit of Spic pen for a touch of sparkle. A fun little card to brighten someone's day.
My Song: When You Say Nothing At All
It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
Try as I may I can never explain
What I hear when you don't say a thing
The smile on your face let's me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me wherever I fall
You say it best, when you say nothing at all


Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Friend Forever

An image from The Paper Shelter

 A closer look
 A touch of Autumn flowers 
 Whimsy Bingo Tickets
A look at the layers

This is a card I made for my dear friend Wendy. Wendy is the one who got me hooked on card making. She has been a dear friend who has stood beside me in good times and bad. She has one of the most giving hearts and always sees the best in everyone. Plus, she has the same goofy personality I have. She and her sweet husband Mark are moving from Idaho to Washington. She will be closer to her grand-kids and I know she and they will love that. I will miss her in so many ways but I know we will be forever friends. Wendy, I will pray that the Lord will continue to bless you in every way and that He will continue to enable you to share your wonderful talents with the new friends you will make. I hate to see you go but I know we will always be friends. Thank you my dear friend for all that you have done for me, God bless and keep you.
I know you will know this card was made with love just for you!
My Song: Michael W. Smith
Packing up the dreams God planted
In the fertile soil of you
Can't believe the hopes He's granted
Means a chapter in your life is through
But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong 
And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Shabby Chic....????....An Attempt!

I have made a dismal attempt do a card for this weeks challenge at The Paper Shelter. Out challenge is "Vintage". I have pursed ever vintage site, card and scrapbook page I could find, but I still can't create that look. (I can't do it in my home either.) I love the look but for some reason it totally escapes me. LOL! Despite my pitiful effort I do love this darling image and you can find her here! I hope you will join us for this challenge...I am eager to see your lovely work. Speaking of lovely work be sure and check out my team mates entries. They will inspire you far beyond my feeble attempt!
He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and a-singing his song
All the little birds on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet
Rockin' robin (Tweet x 3)
Rockin' robin (Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)
Go rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight
(Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Scared Yet?"

It is time for another challenge at ABC CHALLENGES. This week we want to see words! That's right you must have a sentiment on your card. This sentiment was a 'freebie' and I feel terrible because I can not tell you who it is from. It has been a favorite of mine for several years. The image is from Stamp Fairy who are sponsoring us this week. I love there fun images! I colored the image with Copics and added a bit of SPICA pen for some sparkle. I added a bit of Stickles around the image to give it a bit of 'magic'. The DP is a paper pack that I bought a couple of years ago from Oriental Trader's. I hope you will join us at ABC CHALLENGES this time and let us see your "Words"! Be sure and check out my lovely teammates work it is awesome!!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: 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