Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ride Em Cowboy!



 I fell  in love with this fun stamp and knew I just had to use it for a card for a special friend. She recently came back into our lives after many years of being lost to us. She loves horses and for many years rode endurance races. When I saw this stamp I knew it would work perfect at a thank you card for our friend. I added the die cut "hay there" and the hay and pitchfork on the side.  Just a fun card for a friend.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Ride 'Em Cowboy (Paul Davis)
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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ribbons and Buttons





I am still working on my cards with a broken shoulder. The Dr. said it would be 8-12 months for complete healing. It is frustrating for me as I can only color for a short period of time 15-20 minutes and then it takes forever for me to assemble the card. Never break your shoulder not only is it painful it is so annoying. LOL! I do love this lovely stamp is called The Lady and you can click on the link to purchase her. It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter this time we are asking for ribbons and buttons on your card. I chose to glue my ribbon on in a diagonal pattern and added a rhinestone to the center of my pretty flower petal buttons. I thought they were the perfect touch to use with this stamp. I made this a thank you card as I have so many sweet people to thank for helping me out during this difficult time with my shoulder. This card is going to my special friend Nan. This card just makes me think of her. I hope you will grab your favorite Paper Shelter stamp and join in on our fun. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Humble And Kind (Tim McGraw)
You know there's a lot that goes by the front door
Don't forget the keys under the mat
Childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church 'cause your momma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won't be a waste of time
Always stay humble and kind
Hold the door say please say thank you
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you're dreamin' come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Sleepover

 A closer look at the cute stamp!
 The inside of my card!
I recently attended the Scrapbook Convention in Puyallup, Washington.  I always stay with my BFF Wendy Little and we attend all three days and take classes from 8:30-5:30 and then do the crops which last until midnight. We meet with Kathy and Heidi two more friends that I have acquired through Wendy. This year I also brought an old friend from Idaho with me. Nan also stayed at Wendy's and we had so much fun. I came home exhausted but so happy that I had the opportunity to do this. It was a nice change from my husband being ill, my broken shoulder and physical therapy. Thanks Steve for making it possible for me to attend. 
I chose  from "Cute as A Button". 
I thought she would make the perfect thank you card for our week's stay with Wendy and her husband Mark.  I colored her with Copics and then fussy cut her so I could pop her with foam. I added a wooden love and cute little flowers from Queen & Co.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Girls Just Wanna 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 wanna 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 wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have
That's all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have fun (girls and boys wanna have fun, girls wanna have)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Charlie Chapliin!

 A closer look!
 The inside of my card!
Does anyone feel like May flew by? Here we are almost half way through June. This is a card I made for our Cute As A Button Challenge! I also gave this card to my BFF's husband. Mark Little opens his home to me every year for the Scrapbook Convention in Puyallup. He also picks me up and delivers me to the airport. This means he often has to go into work very early and sometimes is very late getting home depending on my flight. I wanted to let Mark know how much I appreciate his kindness. I thought this cute little Charlie Chaplin stamp from Cute As A Button was perfect for this card. I like how he looks as if he is flying right off the card. LOL!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: I'll Be Seeing You
'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces all day through
In that small cafe, the park across the way
The children's carousel,
The chestnut trees, the wishing well
I'll be seeing you in every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

Time to Stock Up!

 A closer look at the cute stamp!
 My foam flower!

I am enjoying the Cute As A Button digi's they are so fun and many like this one have a fun little kick to it. I love the look of this image called Perfume Queen and can be found under New Releases at Cute As A Button! Plus! Use the coupon code and receive 15% off any new release! Now is the time to stock up! Don't forget to join in on the fun at Cute As A Button Challenge. 
As you can see I had fun with this card. It was nice to be able to sit and color. It was so relaxing and something I have not been able to do since last February. It is nice to think I am healing! 
So, go to Cute As A Button  and grab some new (and old) stamps and enjoy your weekend! I can't wait to see what you come up with! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Big Spender (Shirley Bassey)
he minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a man of distinction
A real big spender
Good lookin' so refined
Say, wouldn't you like to know what's goin' on in my mind?
So let me get right to the point
I don't pop my cork for every man I see
Hey big spender,
Spend a little time with me

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Birthday Traci!






Today is my daughter Traci's birthday. She is a beautiful, talented, sweet person and I am so proud of her. I thought I would send her this card. It reminds me of her and her fashion flare. She always dresses in the latest fashions. Unlike me who finds jeans and old T-shirts my comfort zone. Yes, I am her despair. LOL! 
Anyway, on to my card. It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! This time our challenge is "Flower Power". That's right we want to see your flowers. I chose the darling Sunshine digi stamp for my card. She is a favorite of mine and I love creating cards with her. My pretty flowers were created with stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations. I added some pretty flower pearls to the center of the flowers, along with glitter to add some 'bling'. I will stamp a sentiment  on my die cut from Marianne Creations later. I hope you will join the fun with this challenge I can't wait to see your pretty flowers!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song:  The Rain, The Park, and Other Things (Cowsills)
I saw her sitting in the rain
Raindrops falling on her
She didn't seem to care
She sat there and smiled at me
Then I knew
She could make me happy
Flowers in her hair
Flowers everywhere
I love the flower girl
Oh, I don't know just why, she simply caught my eye
I love the flower girl
She seemed so sweet and kind, she crept into my mind

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"Look At You"

 A closer look at my Wee stamp!
 Foam flower I created!
 The inside of my card!
I had such a fun time working on this card. True it took me a week to make because my arm just doesn't co-operate like I want it to. Month four of a broken shoulder and I am so ready for it to be healed. Despite the fact my arm hurt I enjoyed playing. I love Wee images and this bunny just looks like he is having fun. I also bought the Peony Dies created by Bev Rochester! Oh, my, playing with the really thin foam is so fun and the flowers are beautiful. Bev has a wonderful video showing you how to make the small roses. I watch the video "after" I made this flower! But I still love how it came out. I will be passing this card on to a special friend! As you Read this I am in Puyallup, Washington. Enjoying the Scrapbook Expo with my friends. It will be a fun time and I am sure I will see many new and exciting products and techniques. I have two full days of classes and three crop nights. Yes, I will be tired when I get home. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Look At Us (Vince Gill)
Look at us
After all these years together
Look at us
After all that we've been through
Look at us
Still leaning on each other
If you want to see
How true love should be
Then just look at us

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lace and Pearls



Time to get your girly on as our challenge this time at The Paper Shelter Challenge our theme is Lace and Pearls. I decided to choose Victorian Beauty to make my card. To me she just screams lace and pearls. I added some pretty die cut lace and inked the edges to make them pop. Pearls were added to the lace, dress bows, mirror and just for accent. I used some liquid glass on the mirror for some shine. So hop on over to The Paper Shelter and check out the lovely stamps you have to choose from and join in on the the fun. You cannot beat the deals you can find at The Paper Shelter!
I am entering this card at the following challenge:
My Song: A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl (Teresa Brewer)
Scoobley-doo-bee-doo
Be-doo-be-doo-be-doo-be-doo
Wouldn't anybody care to meet a sweet old-fashioned girl?
Scoobley-dah-doo-bee-dumb
Wouldn't anybody care about a sweet old-fashioned pearl?
Scoobley-doo-bee-dumb
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?
A-scoobley-doo-bee-dumb
Wouldn't anybody like to take a nice old-fashioned walk?
Scoobley-doo-bee-dumb
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?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time For A Wedding

 A closer look!
 Lots of sparkle and bling!
The right inside of my card!
 The left inside of my card.
A dear friend and our local youth pastor is attending his niece's wedding. He asked me to do a 'special' card for him. This is what I came up with. The pretty embossing is a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The outside die cut is from Heartfelt Creations. Pearls, liquid pearls, some pretties from Queen & Co. finish off this wedding card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
 
My Song: Chapel of Love (The Beach Boys)
Going to the chapel
And we're gonna get married
Going to the chapel
And we're gonna get married
Gee I really love you
And we're gonna get married
Going to the chapel of love
Spring is here (ooo-ooo-ooo)
The sky is blue (sky is blue)
Birds all sing (oh the birds all sing)
Like they do (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Today's the day (wah-hooo-oooo)
We'll say "I do" (ooo-oooo)
And we'll never be lonely anymore

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Run The Good Race

 A closer look!
 The inside of my card!

Good Morning! I hope everyone has a free day to craft. Since it is the season for track events I thought I would use this fun stamp called "Run the Good Race".  I hope it inspires you to check out the fun sport stamps you can find at Cute As A Button! I colored this stamp with Copics. The die cut is from Marianne Designs. Some pretty pearls and design paper from Stampin' Up finished off this card. Have a great day and be sure and check out the Cute As A Button Shop!
I hope you will go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 and join in the  May challenge. You are also invited to join the facebook group
Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

I am entering this card at the following challenges:  
My Song: Run, Run, Look, and See (Bryan Hyland)

Run, run, look and see
Run, run, look and see
I thought I saw you yesterday
I could have sworn you'd passed my way
But it was too good to be true
And there was nothing I could do
My heart says:
Run, run, look and see
Are my eyes just foolin' me?
While I'm runnin', I keep prayin'
All the time my heart keeps sayin':
Run, run, look and see
Run, run, look and see

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Text Me



It is new release day at Cute as a Button and special discount May 10-14.  Use code YOURSPECIAL30
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/
This stamp is called "Text Me"!
I hope you will go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/ and see the lovely work by the design team with the new images and also join in the May challenge.

You are also invited to join the facebook group


Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

I am entering this card at the following challenges: 
My Song: Dream Lover (Bobbie Darin)
Every night I hope and pray
A dream lover will come my way
A girl to hold in my arms
And know the magic of her charms
'Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)
A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don't have to dream alone