Friday, April 21, 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow?



If you haven't checked the store at The Paper Shelter lately you have missed out on some really wonderful new digi stamps. I love this cute guy as he tends his roses! This particular stamp is called "Venus Flytrap". Since breaking my shoulder I have found tending my garden a chore I can not work at like I would want. I still have such limited arm movement and can not lift that it makes doing most gardening next to impossible. I am still struggling with my coloring as I can only color for a short time (10-15) minutes. This causes me problems blending like I want. I will be glad when my shoulder heals but the Dr. said 8-12 months. It seems like such a long time.  Meanwhile, I will struggle along just doing what I can with my cards. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: It'll Come Back (Red Sovine)
On our little girls third birthday,
She got a sandbox, In the backyard to play.
Sand was everywhere as she play and she laughed.
I busted her, For it killed all the grass.
It'll come back, It'll come back
Daddy don't be mad, God and the rain will bring it back.
When our little girl, Just turned ten,
She got a bike to ride with all her friends.
She skinned both her knees, as she played and she laughed.
I busted her. For it killed all the grass.
It'll come back, It'll come back
Daddy don't be mad, God and the rain will bring it back.
When our little girl, Turned seventeen.
We built her a pool, In the backyard that spring.
All her friends came and they swam and they splashed.
I busted her, For it killed all the grass.
It'll come back, It'll come back
Daddy don't be mad, God and the rain will bring it back.
My wife and I sit on the porch alone.
As I look out across at my beautiful lawn
The house is quiet, There's no children at play.
And I say to my wife.
"Honey If you'll listen real close, You can still hear her say..."
It'll come back (It'll come back). It'll come back (It'll come back)
Daddy don't be mad, God and the rain will bring it back.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I Am Woman Hear Me Roar!

A closer look!
Some of the details!
The inside of my card!

I Love this stamp from The Paper Shelter called The Sun's In My Heart. 
I think this is one of the cutest stamps yet. I love walking in the rain and it never makes me sad. We have a fun challenge this week at The Paper Shelter it is "Girl Power". So grab your favorite girl stamp and show us your girl power! Remember if you use a stamp from The Paper Shelter you could win $30 to spend at their store. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: I Am Woman (Helen Reddy)
I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again
Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman
You can bend but never break me
'Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Easter Time




Are you ready for Easter? Do you have little ones who are coloring eggs, and wanting an Easter basket? I hope each of you will stop and take some time to reflect upon the true meaning of Easter and the sacrifice Jesus made for us.
It is also time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter.
Our challenge this week is "Easter Time". We need to see your Easter cards for this challenge.
I chose Candy Bunny 
for my card! I think she is so cute and she is obviously getting her candy fix for the day!
I kept this card simple and just added a few tiny paper flowers and a lace butterfly.  I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Low In the Grave He Lay
Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!
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!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Inspiration For You!***






My Song: Waltz With The Angels (Rory Lee)
Played a party last night for some old folks
They were dancing and smiling at me
'Cept this old man, alone at a table
As if there's someplace that he'd rather be

So I said, "Sir, can I play something for you
Something special that you'd like to hear"
When he looked up at me, he was smiling
Oh, but his eyes couldn't hide the tears
He said, "Play me the Waltz of the Angels
And I'll close my eyes and pretend
Play me the Waltz of the Angels
So I can dance with my angel again"
He said, "Yes, that's the song I remember
That's the one that she loved the best
It was playing the night that I met her
And it was playing when we laid her to rest"
Play me the Waltz of the Angels
And I'll close my eyes and pretend
Play me the Waltz of the Angels
So I can dance with my angel again
Let me dance with my angel again

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Out With The Faries!




Oh, dear! This fairy is having a bad hair day! I hope your day is going much better! If not stop what you are doing and make a card for the latest challenge at The Paper Shelter!  
Our challenge is "Out With the Faries". We want to see fairies on you cards or projects.
I chose "My Hair" stamp for this card. As you can see this fairy got a wet surprise. LOL!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair (Stacey Kent)
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
And send him on his way.
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms.
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
And send him on his way.
Don't try to patch it up.
Tear it up, tear it up!
Wash him out, dry him out.
Push him out, fly him out.
Cancel him and let him go!
Yeah, sister!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Animal Magic






I hope this card just 'quacks you up'! LOL! It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter and this week we want to see "Animal Magic". I chose "The Most Adorable Ducky" for my card.
He is such a fun little guy that you can't but help smile when you see him. I used a die cut for my lily pads and flowers. I added a shiny button for the center of the flower. The inside also  had a die cut that I cut in several layers and added some Copic coloring to. It fit perfect for this card.
So grab a stamp at The Paper Shelter and join in on the fun. 

I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: A Little White Duck (Burl Ives)
here's a little white duck, sitting in the water
A little white duck, doing what he oughter
He took a bite of a lily pad
Flapped his wings and he said, "I'm glad
I'm a little white duck sitting in the water
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack"

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Santa and His Friend



I have one more card for the Christmas card stash. I love this cute stamp from The Paper Shelter.
The stamp is called "We are Santa and Rudolph" and can be found here!  The die cut is from Heartfelt Creations. I added some homemade poinsettias and some cute Christmas lights to finish off this card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My song: Beautiful Boy (John Lennon)
Close your eyes
Have no fear
The monster's gone
He's on the run and your daddy's here
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way, it's getting better and better
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy

Sunday, February 26, 2017

All You Need Is Love***




This is a wedding card I made for my cousin's daughter. She is getting married next month and I wanted to send her a special card. I decided to make a white on white card with the roses being the only touch of color.  I included a card holder for the gift card on the left hand side.  I need to get the sentiment stamped and this off in the mail. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges! 

My Song: My Chapel (The Dixie Cups)
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried
Gee, I really love you
And we're gonna get ma-a-arried
Goin' to the chapel of love
Spring is here, th-e-e sky is blue, whoa-oh-oh
Birds all sing as if they knew
Today's the day we'll say "i do"
And we'll never be lonely anymore because we're
Because goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried
Gee, I really love you
And we're gonna get ma-a-arried
Goin' to the chapel of love

Friday, February 24, 2017

Brrrr....Baby It's Cold Outside



A closer look!
 My winter flower!
Brrrrr....is it cold at your house? We are experiencing some cold temps as winter works it way toward spring. I just could not commit to a totally cold card so I threw my  lavenders together to color this cute digi from Cute As A Button. You can practically feel the winter wind blowing. LOL....good days to sit in by the fire and keep warm and to craft.
I added some extra fine glitter to the 'fur' and the cute heart cut out on the snowman. 
I added some homemade foam flowers and added some sparkle.
I am entering this card at the following challenges

My Song: Hometown Girl (Josh Turner)
She grew up around here on that southwest side
Where the corn grows up to the road side
Went to high school here, got that Panther pride
She'll be cheering them on every Friday night
She couldn't hide her beauty with a baseball cap
Couldn't help but shine with a heart like that
New York called when she turned 21
But she never forgot where she came from
I need a pretty little homegrown hometown girl
With a ribbon tying back those waterfall curls
I've been looking all over, all over the world
For a pretty little homegrown hometown girl


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Swag!




I had such fun coloring this fun stamp from The Paper Shelter. I thought this guy was cute and would be a fun guy card.  The stamp is called "Swag"! 
You can find it by clicking on the link! I colored it with Copics. I added a fun happy birthday tag and some cute brads. The inside sentiment was stamped on a spellbinder die cut. I thought it added a little more fun to this card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Mohair Sam (Claude Rich)
Who is the hippie that's happenin' all over our town?
Tearin' up chicks with the message that he lays down
Who is the coolest guy, what is, what am?
Fast-talkin', slow walkin', good-lookin' Mohair Sam.

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