Sunday, December 4, 2016

Winter Snow




This is an older Mo Manning stamp that I have had colored up for over a year. I tried to 'spruce' up my coloring a bit (I think I have improved in one year!) It is not perfect, but it is such a cute stamp I had to use it. I found some fun little candies and added them for a fun embellishments. I die cut the holly and berries. A Spica pen added some sparkle to the holly leafs and liquid glass made the berries shine.  I also glued on the snowflake string. The sentiment frame is from Spellbinders. Another Christmas card for the stash! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Winter Snow (Chris Tomlin)
Could've come like a mighty storm
With all the strength of a hurricane
You could've come like a forest fire
With the power of Heaven in Your flame
But You came like a winter snow
Quiet and soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below
You could've swept in like a tidal wave
Or an ocean to ravish our hearts
You could have come through like a roaring flood
To wipe away the things we've scarred
But You came like a winter snow, yes, You did
You were quiet, You were soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Fairy Lantern




This adorable stamp is from The Paper Shelter! You can find "Fairy Christmas Eve" here! Have you ever put a card together and then thought perhaps you picked the wrong DP? I had that feeling with this paper. While I really liked the paper  I think it might overwhelm the stamp! This stamp was such a fun stamp to color and I added  puffy paint to the snow and the fairy's fur pieces. A touch of glitter and some glassy accents to the lantern and candle brought some shine and sparkle. I had some pretty red cording that made a nice accent with a simple knot. Three ribbon flowers and with rhinestone centers finished off my card. The left inside sentiment is from CTMH and the right side sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 
My Song: Hope Was Born (Sidewalk Prophets)
Tonight I can see a star shine
And its splendor fills up the sky
It's the same that appeared and the wise men revered
When hope was born this night
Out upon the snowy fields
There's a silent peace that heals
And it echoes the grace of our Savior's embrace
Because hope was born this night
Glory to God in the highest
Peace on Earth, good will to all men
Let all of the world sing the chorus of joy
Because hope was born this night

Friday, December 2, 2016

Detour!





Have you ever had one of those cards when no matter what you did you made a mess of it? Well this card was that for me! I don't know what happened to me but I could not do a thing with this card without making a mess. I colored the digi without too many mishaps. Then the fun began. I decided to add some pretty glitter for sparkle, but as I so carefully tapped by card over my glitter pan I managed to knock over the glitter bottle, which I had forgotten to put the lid on and promptly knocked the bottle upside down on my lap. Did I mention I was wearing black jeans at the time. Yes, they still sparkle after several washing's. Then since I had done such a brilliant job with the glitter I thought a touch of liquid glass on the beaks and carrot nose would  be a nice touch. The liquid glass bottle was getting toward the bottom and the opening to the bottle was plugged. So I took my trusty pin and cleaned out the tip and then gave the bottle a sharp shake with the tip down. Yes, you guessed it a huge blob of liquid glass landed on my card. No, problem I will just cover the shiny blob with a wooden snowflake! Of course I thought a glue dot would be the way to attach the snowflake, but then I put it on crooked. When I tried to lift it off I broke the snowflake. Three snowflakes later I had that mess covered. Since I was on such a successful streak with this card I decided to die cut some glitter foam I had on hand. No problem it cut out nicely! So I ran it through my Xyron. As I was taking the die cut off the Xyron paper it began to stretch and stretch. I must have spent twenty minutes trying to skootch (my word) the letters back together. At this point I put away my fun flock that I was going to put on the fur on the snowman's hat. Enough was enough, I couldn't handle one more mess! The cute stamp is a "Wee Stamp". No snowmen or snowbirds were injured or harmed in the making of this card!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Detour (Willie Nelson)
Headed down life's crooked road lot of things I never knowed
And because of me not knowin' I now pine
Trouble got in the trail spent the next five years in jail
Should have read that detour sign
Detour there's a muddy road ahead detour paid no mind to what it said
Detour oh the bitter things I find should have read that detour sign
I got stuck in the mud all my hopes dropped with a thud
And I thought that my heart strings were made of twine
But the father I go the more sorrow I know should have read that detour sign
Detour there's a muddy road ahead...
Should have read that detour sign should have read that detour sign

Thursday, December 1, 2016

"U" is for Unconventional!




 A closer look at the love stamp from Conie Fong Art
 A die cut from Yvonne Creations Dies

 The inside of my card!
I am sorry that my pictures are not better! We have had some dark days and it seems impossible to get a decent picture. Our challenge this week at ABC CHALLENGE is  the letter "U" for Unconventional! We want to see a Christmas card. We do not want you to use any red or green "Christmas colors" rather we want to see some unconventional colors on your card. 
I chose Angel of Christmas Stars for my card! Isn't she beautiful? I colored her with Copics and added some Spica pen to make her wings sparkle. I also used some Liquid Glass on the globe. Our fabulous sponsor is Conie Fong Art! 
If you have not checked out her fabulous digis I hope you will do so. I have almost all of them and I love to color them. They are beautifully drawn and you can use them for any and all occasions and for all ages. Conie Fong is truly one of the most talented artists I have found! So, go and grab one (or more) of her images and join in the fun!  
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Take A Walk Through Bethlehem (Trisha Yearwood)
The city's decorated up for Christmas
All the stores are open late tonight
People hurry through the frozen streets
I take a walk.
Every child has a thousand wishes
Every window has a thousand lights
Every soul has a need for peace
I take a walk.
There's a star that still outshines the night
You can find it if you close your eyes
And see the light.
Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk through Bethlehem.
Every night another TV special
Merchants counting down the shopping days
But something's missing underneath the tree
I take a walk.
'Cause every heart longs for more than tinsel
Something more than just a holiday
Come and celebrate the baby King
Let's take a walk.
You don't have to travel anywhere
Faith and hope and love will bring you there
Bring you there.
Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk through Bethlehem...


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A "Christmas Card" Challenge!

 A closer look at this fun digi stamp!
 A die cut Merry Christmas!
 The left inside of my card!
 The right inside of my card!

I had such a great time making this card. I love the rustic look and the cute digi stamp named "Christmas Stocking" can be found here! Our challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE BLOG is "A Christmas Card" . It is that time when we all can always use an extra Christmas card so this challenge is great for those of us who are behind! I kept this card simple and stuck to an unusual pallet for Christmas. I like it and I hope the recipient does also! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you are ready for the coming Christmas holiday!  So join the fun and maybe you will be our next big winner!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Johnny Mathis)
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go,
Take a look in the five-and-ten, it's glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes that glow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in ev'ry store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.
A pair of hop-along boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben,
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jen,
Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Do I Look Familiar



I get a kick out of these fun images from Sandra Caldwell. This one is no exception, she is called "Glamour Nana". I had such a fun time adding some glamour to my card. I loved the gold gilded paper. I thought it was the perfect touch with this card. A bit of Spica pen and some crystal effects finished off this simple card. Which I think by the way looks much like a lady in our town!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving week-end. I have so much to be thankful for, my husband, my two children and my three wonderful grandsons. God is good! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: My Girl-The Temptations
I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
And when it's cold outside,
Well I've got the month of May
I guess you say
What could make me feel this way
My love, my love, my love,
Talking bout my love, my love
I've got so much honey
You know the bees envy me
I've got a sweeter song
Oh than the birds in trees
Oh and I know, I know,
I know what you're gonna say
What what could make me feel this way
My love, my love, my love,
Talkin' about my love, my love


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Blue Christmas!




I have been playing with some of my new stamps, dies and impression folders I  got while attending the CK Convention in Tacoma, Washington.  I love this cute digi stamp and as always snowmen are a favorite of mine. This new impression folder is a SU called cable sweater. The pine cone die is also from SU. I love how simple this card is but it has lots of textures and dimensions. I hope you enjoy it too! Have a great week!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Blue Christmas (Elvis)
I'll have a blue Christmas without you
I'll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me
And when those blue snowflakes start falling
That's when those blue memories start calling
You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white
But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas
You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white,
But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Go Light Your World




As many of you know, I recently attended the CK Convention in Tacoma. I took and loved three of the Heartfelt Creations classes that were offered. When I came home I had to start playing with my new Heartfelt stamps and dies. This card is the first I made since arriving home! While my flowers are not yet to the point of Glenda Brook's flowers, I must say I was happy with them. I am going to be making many more this holiday season! Heartfelt classes are some of the best I have taken and I love the beautiful results you can achieve with them. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Go Light Your World (Kathy Troccoli)
There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home
Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
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
Frustrated brother, see how he's tried to
Light his own candle some other way
See now your sister, she's been robbed and lied to
Still holds a candle without a flame
Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn
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

Friday, November 25, 2016

What Did I Forget?



This fun stamp from Sandra Caldwell makes me think of myself at the grocery store. I make a list and still mange to forget something. Ugh...I forgot to mention that I hate grocery shopping. But I do have fun with Sandra Caldwell digis. I colored this fun digi with Copics.  Some pretty acrylic flowers and a die cut fan finished off this quick and easy card. 
I hope each of you have a Happy Thanksgiving and you each take time to give thanks!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Give Thanks 
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"
And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside!



This is one of my favorite new stamps from The East Wind called "baby it's cold outside". I was working with my old school mate showing her how to use die cuts and I made this card. I am warning all of you that you will see more of this stamp in the future. I do really love coloring her.  A die cut Merry Christmas and a pretty Poinsettia added to the corner die cut. Some Nuvo liquid pearls and rhinestone centers finished off this card.  I will add a sentiment later as I am pressed for time today. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Baby It's Cold Outside (Dean Martin)
I really can't stay
(But baby, it's cold outside)
I've got to go away
(But baby, it's cold outside)
This evening has been
(Been hoping that you'd drop in)
So very nice
(I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)
My mother will start to worry
(Beautiful what's your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor
(Listen to the fireplace roar)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Snow Much Fun!










I have just returned home from the CK Convention in Tacoma, Washington. Although the convention was smaller this year and CK has made the decision to not hold a convention in the Northwest in 2017 my friends and I manged to have a great time. Thanks to 
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These companies always go above and beyond my expectations when it comes to classes and customer service. My friends and I all left the convention with praises for these companies. I loved seeing the new products and ways to use them. I will be sharing some new cards I have made using their products in future postings. 
Now to my card posted here. This card has made it's way from Idaho to Americus,  Georgia. My brother's adorable granddaughters have never seen snow or built a snowman. Something that is second nature here in Idaho. My brother is planning on bringing his middle granddaughter out when we have snow here for some 'play' time. I sent this card with the cute Mo Manning stamp to her. I am excited about sharing this adventure with her and my grandsons. Grandkids are such a blessing and as you may have noticed I enjoy this blessing daily. I colored my wooden trees with my Copics and hand lettered the "Do you want to build a snowman" sentiment. The stamp is popped with foam pop dots and the pretty die is from Joanna Sheen. A fun card for a sweet little girl. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Song: Do You Want To Build A Snowman?
Do you want to build a snowman?
Come on lets go and play
I never see you anymore
Come out the door
It's like you've gone away...
We used to be best buddies
And now we're not
I wish you would tell me why!
Do you want to build a snowman?
It doesn't have to be a snowman

Friday, November 18, 2016

A Cute Little Snowman




I love this cute little snowman stamp. Doesn't he make you want to smile? I have a friend from high school who is just now getting into card making. This is one of the first few cards we have made together. I am trying to do different techniques. This card has dry embossing, a window, acetate, die cuts, and making a bow. Oh, and did I mention 'fussy cutting'? LOL! It has been fun to renew old friendships and have fun learning together! I hope you like this little card and that you and your family will be enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: (Elsa?)
Do you want to build a snowman?
Come on lets go and play
I never see you anymore
Come out the door
It's like you've gone away...
We used to be best buddies
And now we're not
I wish you would tell me why!
Do you want to build a snowman?
It doesn't have to be a snowman

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Card With More Than One Fold Challenge!

 A Double Fold, Easel Card
 The outside of my card!
 The inside with double fold open!
 A closer look at my lovely digi stamp!
 A little bit of glitter for sparkle!
 My card with the easel standing up!
 My sentiment!

A look at the many folds!
Do you think this post is a bit photo laden? I had such a hard time trying to show my card with it's folds. It was a fun card to make but a hard card to take a picture of! I added wooden embellishments on the front of my card and colored them with a Copic marker. I was going to lace the front of the card using these wooden embellishments, but after breaking three of them trying to lace them I gave up on that brilliant idea! the inside of the flaps I added some pretty glass glitter to add some sparkle. Lace, wooden embellishments, rhinestones, and a die cut Happy Birthday finished off my easel portion of the card. A die cut and stitched circle die cut, wooden butterfly, rhinestone, and a birthday sentiment finished off this many fold card!
In case you haven't guessed our challenge this time at THE PAPER SHELTER is a card of more than one fold! I have chosen "She Is Adorable" as my digi for this card. I hope you will all join us for this fun challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Isn't She? (Stevie Wonder) (for my daughter Traci)
Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love
Isn't she pretty
Truly the angel's best
Boy, I'm so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I can't believe what God has done
Through us he's given life to one
But isn't she lovely made from love