Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Punches And Dies





Is everyone enjoying hot August nights. This hot weather is a good excuse to stay inside and enjoy the cool air from the air conditioner. It's also a great time to create a few cards! We are having a great challenge at The Paper Shelter! Our challenge is "Punches and Dies". We want to see your lovely creations using punches and dies. I chose the lovely digi  "Art Deco Charm". I choose a spellbinder's die to set off the 'Art Deco' look. I added some gold gilding to the die cuts and the Thank You sentiment came off a free gift I received in the mail. I am not sure I totally captured the Art Deco look but I had fun trying. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: The Great Pretender (Freddie Mercury)
Oh yes I'm the great pretender 
Pretending I'm doing well 
My need is such I pretend too much
I'm lonely but no one can tell
Oh yes I'm the great pretender 
Adrift in a world of my own 
I play the game but to my real shame
You've left me to dream all alone
Too real is this feeling of make believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal
Ooh ooh yes I'm the great pretender 
Just laughing and gay like a clown 
I seem to be what I'm not (you see)
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're still around

Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Trails



I was recently asked to make a "unicorn" card for a teen girls birthday. I must admit I had never made a 'unicorn' card so I was a little lost on what to do. I had this old stamp and used it. Unfortunately, it did not meet the expectations of the young man who wanted the card and he decided not to take it. I am not sure where this card will find a home but it is now in the stash. The pretty die cut on the front is from Heartfelt Creations.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Happy Trails (Roy Rogers and Dale Evans)
Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.
Happy trails to you,
Until we meet again.
Happy trails to you,
Keep smiling until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song, and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you,
Until we meet again.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Yesterday!

 A look at the inside of my card.
 A closer look!
Another cute stamp from The Paper Shelter. This is another one that has sat in the 'what am I going to do with this pile.' I dug it out and worked on my coloring a bit more and came up with this. The pretty purple flower was made by my friend Wendy Little. This stamp is called Serena and she can be found here.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Yesterday (The Beatles)
Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.
Suddenly I'm not half the man I used to be.
There's a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.
Why she had to go, I don't know, she wouldn't say.
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.
Yesterday love was such an easy game to play.
Now I need a place to hide away.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.
Why she had to go, I don't know, she wouldn't say.
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.
Yesterday love was such an easy game to play.
Now I need a place to hide away.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Evergreen Love



Another stamp from The Paper Shelter. This is an older stamp called "Melody" you can find her here.here  I colored her with Copics and then fussy cute her out. I decided to add her  to a white on white card.  Adding a few die cut flowers, lace and frames helped to 'gussy' up this card. Some half pearls and and a ticket sentiment finished off this birthday card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Evergreen (Barbra Streisand)
Love, soft as an easy chair
Love, fresh as the morning air
One love that is shared by two
I have found with you
Like a rose under the April snow
I was always certain love would grow
Love ageless and evergreen
Seldom seen by two
You and I will make each night a first
Every day a beginning
Spirits rise and their dance is unrehearsed
They warm and excite us
'Cause we have the brightest love
Two lights that shine as one
Morning glory and midnight sun
Time we've learned to sail above
Time won't change the meaning of one love
Ageless and ever evergreen 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Veteran's Day Parade!

 A closer look!
 My boarder!
 The sentiment!
 The inside of my card!
I wish I my camera (or me) took better pictures. This card looks so much better IRL! I know we all say that but it is always true. LOL! This is part of the new release at Cute As A Button! This image is called "Veterans Day Parade"!
It also made me think of our local Fair and Rodeo. I live in a small town in Idaho and the fair is a fun time for all the local families (and singles) to get together before back to school time hits. 
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
I have always been a traveling cowboy
But now there's no place left to go
What in I supposed to do
Seems I'm left out in the cold
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

Kindergarten!





I should have had this posting done earlier but, my computer was down. I had an up date that totally played havoc with my computer. I want to tell all those dummies out there who attach viruses, spy ware etc. it must be a pathetic life you have to do these things. OK, I have that off my chest on to my card. Today my card is made with a Cute As A Button stamp called kindergarten! She is part of this months new releases! 
Use coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL40 TO RECEIVE 40% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER - 3 DAYS ONLY!! - UNTIL 8-12-17
We also have a Cute As A Button Facebook Group, where we offer Monthly Challenges and Contests.  We invite you to join in for a chance to win free digis and rubber stamps.
We would love for you to come join us and get to know Francesca and the DT.
Come and join in and have some fun with us.


I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Patches (Bobby Vinton)
Down by the river that flows by the coal yards
 Stands wooden houses with shutters torn down 
There lives a girl everybody calls Patches
 Patches my darling of Old Shanty town 
 We plan to marry when June brought the summer 
I couldn't wait to make Patches my bride
 Now I don't see how that ever can happen
 My folks say no, and my heart breaks inside 
 Patches oh what can I do I swear I'll always love you
 But a girl from that place 
Would just bring me disgrace 
So my folks won't let me love you 
 Each night I cry as I think of that shanty 
And pretty Patches there watchin' the door
 She doesn't know that I can't come to see her
 Patches must think that I love her no more 
 I hear a neighbor tellin' my father 
He says a girl name of Patches was found 
Floating face down in that dirty old river
 That flows by the coal yards in Old Shanty Town
 Patches oh what can I do
 I swear I'll always love you
 It may not be right but I'll join you tonight
 Patches I'm coming to you

Happy Birthday Luke!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bedtime Stories



This is another of the stamps that has laid in a box colored but looking for a card. It has been a challenge for me to work these up into cards as I wasn't happy the way they turned out and so after coloring them I laid them back and they have been wait for a card to call home. LOL! I think this one will go to a little boy in our church for his 1st birthday. The only embellishment I added to this card was the cute crayola buttons. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Puff The Magic Dragon (Peter, Paul, and Mary)
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honnah Lee
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff, oh!
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honnah Lee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honnah Lee
Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's gigantic tail
Noble kings and princes would bow whene'er they came
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name, oh!
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honnah Lee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honnah Lee
A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar
His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
Without his life-long friend, Puff could not be brave
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave, oh!
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honnah Lee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honnah Lee

Friday, August 4, 2017

A Wedding Card




This is another stamp that I have had colored and piled tin a box to use 'later' on a card. I am slowly going through that stack and getting them all put on a card. I colored the cute stamp with Copics. I did make my foameran flowers. (The first I had made.) I like the ones I make now better but hey we all have to start somewhere! Right? I added some pretty pearls and called this card finished. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Elvis)
When I said, I needed you
You said you would always stay
It wasn't me who changed, but you
And now you've gone away
But don't you know that now you're gone
And I'm left here on my own
Now I have to follow you
And beg you to come home
You don't have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You don't have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me
Believe me
I can't help but love you
But believe me I'll never tie you down
Left alone with just a memory
Life seems dead and so unreal
All that's left is loneliness
There's nothing left to feel

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

More Than The Greatest Love



This is another stamp I have colored for over six months. I made it into a wedding card with a holder on the inside for a gift card. I love white on white for wedding cards. I think they look so elegant.  I used many different die cuts and layered them on the white surface of the card. I also embossed some of the white panels and added a few pearls. I added some extra fine glitter to add a bit of sparkle to finish off my card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song:  "More" (sung at our wedding 45 years ago) 
More than the greatest love the world has known,
This is the love I give to you alone,
More than the simple words I try to say,
I only live to love you more each day.
More than you'll ever know, my arms long to hold you so,
My life will be in your keeping, waking, sleeping, laughing, weeping,
Longer than always is a long long time, but far beyond forever you're gonna be mine.
I know I've never lived before and my heart is very sure,
No one else could love you more.
More than you'll ever know , my arms they long to hold you so,
My life will be in your keeping, waking, sleeping, laughing, weeping,
Longer than always is a long long time, but far beyond forever you'll be mine,
I know that I've never lived before and my heart is very sure,
No one else could love you more, no one else could love you more.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Spooky



I had to laugh when I saw the coloring on this stamp. It was colored many years ago and I would like to think I have improved a great deal since then. But, I decided instead of throwing it in the trash bin I would make it into a card. I know someone int he nursing home will get a kick out of getting a card and they won't mind that my coloring is now the best.  Did you know you can take your cards to a local nursing home and the nurses can give the residents (especially those who never get a card) a homemade card to brighten their day? It is a great way to give back to your community. This cute stamp can be found at The Paper Shelter. She is called "Was Not Me" and can be found here. I colored my stamp with Copics and added some cute bat brads and a rhinestone to match the bubbles in the potion. I added liquid glass to the potion.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Spooky 
In the cool of the evening when ev'rything is gettin' kind of groovy,
I call you up and ask you if you want to go and meet and see a movie,
First you say no, you've got some plans for the night,
And then you stop, and say, "All right."
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.
You always keep me guessin', I never seem to know what you are thinkin'.
And if a fella looks at you, it's for sure your little eye will be a-winkin'.
I get confused, 'cause I don't know where I stand,
And then you smile, and hold my hand.
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.
Spooky!

Friday, July 28, 2017

A Spoonful of Sugar



Although I have had this stamp colored for several years I had never made it into a card. This cute nurse can be found at The Paper Shelter. She came in a set of two and is one of the older stamps that has been used over and over. She makes a great card for someone who is ill or a thank you for the nurse who gave you or your loved one special care while you were in the hospital. It even is a great card for the school nurse who looks after our kids. She is called "Cute Nurses" and can be found here!
I hope you will check out The Paper Shelter  you will find so many fun stamps there will be one that will just fit the occasion you need it for. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: A Spoonful Sugar 
n every job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap!
The job's a game
And every task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! A spree! It's very clear to see that
A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way