Thursday, November 23, 2017

Penguin Christmas




This may well be my favorite Christmas card this year. I love this adorable penguin from Whimsy stamps. He just makes me smile. Of course, he is winging his way to Georgia for my younger brother's order of 40 cards. He is the last card I made for him (this year). LOL!   I colored him with Copics and added liquid pearls for the snow fall. I used glitter on the fur on his hat and the snow. The cute pine cone die is from Stampin' Up. I think will enjoy this one for many years to come. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on your troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on your troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
 Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest place
So have yourself a merry little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
So have yourself a merry little Christmas

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas Candy Cane



This is another digi I have had colored for a few years. The stamp is from The Paper Shelter. It has been a challenge for me to use some of these stamps that I have colored several years ago as I can see so many flaws in my coloring. Hopefully, you can tell a difference in my coloring also. The pretty flowers are a stamp from Heartfelt Creations. Just a little Christmas card that hopefully will find a home this Christmas.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Holly, Jolly, Christmas (Burl Ives)
Have a holly, jolly Christmas
It's the best time of the year
I don't know if there'll be snow
But have a cup of cheer
Have a holly, jolly Christmas
And when you walk down the street
Say hello to friends you know
And everyone you meet
Oh, ho the mistletoe
Hung where you can see
Somebody waits for you
Kiss her once for me
Have a holly, jolly Christmas
And in case you didn't hear
Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas
This year

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Oh, Christmas Tree

 A closer look!
 The inside of my card,
I have had this Christmas paper for quiet a while. I never was sure how to use it. I challenged myself to come up with a card that it would look good with. I am still not sure I  accomplished it. This is a PM stamp. I colored it with Copics and added liquid glass to the ornaments on the tree.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Oh, Christmas Tree
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
Thy leaves are so unchanging
Not only green when summer's here,
But also when it's cold and drear.
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
Thy leaves are so unchanging!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

 A closer look
 My Stamping Up Die cuts
I love this stamp from LOTV. Maybe, because it reminds me of our winter last year when it was a daily chore for about three weeks to shovel snow. According to the Farmer's Almanac it is supposed to be another long hard winter in Idaho. I am writing this post in August so by the time it posts perhaps I "will" be shoveling snow. This card is being sent to my brother in Georgia for his Christmas greetings. LOL! So I must post it early to get his box off in time for him to mail his "homemade" cards. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Let It Snow
Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Man it doesn't show signs of stoppin'
And I brought some corn for poppin'
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
When we finally kiss good-night
How I'll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm
And the fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, and snow

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Joy To The World!



A quick Christmas card using The Paper Shelter Stamp,  "Christmas Decorations ". I used both the positive and negative of the die Joy.  
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Joy To The World
Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Snorkeling Susie Inspriation

 Happy Birthday die cut
 A closer look at the stamp
 The inside of my card!
We have a special friend whose daughter is turning sweet sixteen. She loves anything about the ocean. I thought this card would be perfect for her. I used the "Snorkeling Susie" stamp from Cute as a Button.  
This is also my inspiration card for the stamps you can find at Cute As a Button!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Happy Birthday Sweet 16 (Neil Sedaka)
Tra la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Happy birthday, sweet sixteen
Tra la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Happy birthday, sweet sixteen
Tonight's the night I've waited for
Because you're not a baby anymore
You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen
Happy birthday, sweet sixteen
What happened to that funny face
My little tomboy now wears satin and lace
I can't believe my eyes you're just a teenage dream
Happy birthday, sweet sixteen


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sweet 16

 A closer look!

 The left inside of my card.
 The right inside of my card!

I made this fun card for a friends daughter who was turning 16! She wanted something to reflect her daughters love for the ocean and beach. This darling stamp from Cute As A Button filled the bill for  this card! I die cut the front panel sentiment and the inside is from Sweet and Sassy stamps. Just a fun little card for today!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mary Did You Know?


 A closer look!

The inside of my card!
The Christmas season is upon us. I am making a few cards to send to special friends and family. I was happy with the way this card turned out. The stamp is from Fairy Ink. I loved it the minute I saw it and wanted it for some Christmas cards. My die is from Memory Box. I replaced the negative parts after staining the edges to pop them a bit more. Gold pen and liquid glass were used on the flame of the candle and the greens were from a SU die. I also added liquid glass to the star to make it pop!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Mary Did You Know
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?
Mary did you know
The blind will see.
The deaf will hear.
The dead will live again.
The lame will leap.
The dumb will speak
The praises of The Lamb.
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
The sleeping Child you're holding is the great "I am" 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Visit From Santa

 A closer look at 'Lil Santa'
 Another look!
 The embossing folder!
 Die cut sentiment!
 The inside of my card!
I must admit as bad as my shoulder is hurting I did have fun making this card. Does anyone else find that creating cards helps you forget your pain? It is new release time at Cute As A Button! I chose 'Lil Santa' for my card. Isn't he just the cutest Santa? You can check out all the new releases here!
There are some beautiful Christmas stamps that will appeal to everyone! 
I used an embossing folder/stamp set  to make the fireplace, candle, ribbon, logs and fire! I embossed the fireplace and then cut it out and colored it. The candle,ribbon, logs and fire were stamped and colored and then I fussy cut them and popped them on my card. I also fussy cut 'Lil Santa' and popped him with foam dots. (Oh there is a kitty sleeping on the fireplace but my watermark covered him up!) I hope you will pop on over to Cute As A Button and grab you some fun digi stamps!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (The Jackson 5 version)
Wow, mommy's kissing Santa Claus
I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night
She didn't see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peep
She thought that I was tucked up
In my bedroom, fast asleep
Then I saw mommy tickle Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white
Oh, what a laugh it would have been
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Card For A Child



I had so much fun with this card. I do hope this card will put a smile on some child's face. It is also time for some fun at The Paper Shelter. This week we want to see a card for a child in our fun challenge! I chose "The Most Adorable Jellyfish" for my card. I wish you could see this card IRL it just sparkles!  So grab your favorite stamp and join the fun. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Under The Sea (The Littlest Mermaid)
The seaweed is always greener
In somebody else's lake
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you lookin' for?
Under the sea
Under the sea
Darling it's better
Down where it's wetter
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin'
Full time to floatin'
Under the sea

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

 A closer look!
 The inside of my card!
Another Heartfelt Creations card. When I was at convention this year I bought some of the Heartfelt glue. I was mad at myself because I bought 'dries white' glue. I even wondered why they would sell glue that dries white instead of clear. When I made this card I found out why.... it makes perfect snow in the window, on the die cuts, etc.  I has only taken me five months to discover this. LOL! I don't know whether to feel really smart of dumb! Anyway, I colored my stamped die cuts with Copics. Added "drys white glue" , liquid glass to the berries and a cute little stamp for the sentiment!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on your troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on your troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
TGather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest place
So have yourself a merry little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
So have yourself a merry little Christmas


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Silent Night

 A closer look!
 The inside of my card!
I had some time to play with some Heartfelt Creations. I have watched countless videos from Heartfelt but I still like to color my stamps rather than sponge them. I just like the neater look I guess. This is such a peaceful scene that the sentiment "Silent Night" is perfect for it. The extra fine crystal glitter is so pretty and adds such pretty sparkle to all the cards. 
I popped the sled with pop dots and added glitter to the scene and the die cuts. A quick sentiment and my card is done.
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song: Silent Night
Silent Night
Holy Night
All is calm
All is bright
Round yon virgin
Mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace
Silent Night
Holy Night
Shepherds pray at the sight
Glory streams from heaven afar
Heavenly ? sing hallelujah
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I Lift My Hands

 A closer look
 The inside of my card!
This is a new stamp from Unity Stamps. It seemed the perfect stamp for two sisters or for a friend who is always there for you. It was a quick color and I added a bit of liquid glass to the sun. It made me think of the beautiful sunsets on the ocean. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: I Lift My Hands (Chris Tomlin)
Be still, there is a healer
His love is deeper than the sea
His mercy, it is unfailing
His arms are a fortress for the weak
Let faith arise
Let faith arise
I lift my hands to believe again
You are my refuge, You are my strength
As I pour out my heart, these things I remember
You are faithful, God, forever
Be still, there is a river
That flows from Calvary's tree
A fountain for the thirsty
Pure grace that washes over me

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Halloween!




Can you believe we at already at the end of October? Yikes! That means the holiday season is upon us. It seems no matter how early I start I am always busy during this time. So, this is a great time to take a little break and play along with the challenge at The Paper Shelter. This time our theme is Halloween. I chose the "Laid Back Witch" for my card. She isn't spooky but she sure is cute She is out for a night of fun. I fussy cut her and then I added some cute die cuts to finish off my card. So get your cute Halloween treats ready and then play along you might just be our next winner.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Witchy Woman (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
Woo hoo witchy woman she got the moon in her eye