Hey, You!

  Yes ... you!  
 How are ya?!
That's actually the name of the Basic Grey mat stack that I used
 to create today's card - "Hey You!"
It's also new card challenge time at Riley and Company stamps ...
this week, our hostess is Heather and she's asked us to paper piece!
My very, very favorite technique in crafting ♥

Today's card is sunny, cheerful, SIMPLE!
 I've used Sunflower Riley for today's card,
paper-piecing the flower :)
It's not quite the card I was aiming for or the design I saw in my head *smile!*
but I was thrilled to use up so many of the paper scraps in my bin.
We'd love for you to play along, of course!
You can link up your Riley and Company cards using any of
the stamps carried in the store to the challenge blog here!
 If you use a gallery, please use the keyword Riley0415  ~
we'll stop by and leave some love ♥
I hope you have a great day &
thanks so much for stopping by!
Big Hugs, Bigger Blessings!


When it rains ........ we have the DDD! ♥

"When it rains, I share my umbrella ...
If I have no umbrella, I share my rain."

Isn't that the sweetest!

I hope you all had a beautiful Valentine's Day with your loved ones ♥
It's the 15th of the month and that means the Dueling Darlings
post our cards that we've made with the chosen theme from our hostesses:
LJ and Darlene are up this month.
And their theme ...

Our theme this month is Umbrellas!
Believe it or not, National Umbrella Day is February 10th.
Darlene and LJ thought it would be fun to think Spring,
since we've seen too much white stuff this winter.
 Even though I have a love of snow and winter and all that white stuff,
this was one super cute theme!
Here is my contribution using some of the gorgeous papers sent from LJ
as well as ribbons, lovely clouds and BUTTONS!!!!
I cut out a small circular pattern in the paper to let the sun/sky/cloud
paper peek through.
The image is Sophie from Whipper Snapper Designs ♥
Be sure to stop in and see what the rest of the DDD have created
with our umbrella cards this month ~
you can find them in my sidebar.
Thanks LJ and Darlene for your gorgeous and fun kits this month!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter my card to: Open Minded Crafting Fun: In the air!
  Sweet Stampin' - Song "Singing in the Rain!"
Crafts for Eternity: Twos!  two buttons, two clouds, two ribbons)


It's Funny Friday!

Happy, happy Friday!
It's almost Valentines, and Yolanda here certainly has the right idea -
chocolate in both hands! ♥

I just adore these Art Impression stamps!
I'm blessed to be in a mystery stamp group over on SCS
lead by my beautiful German friend, Imke :)
She was the hostess for the month of January
and sent us this terrific image to create a card with.
This card is busy!
Some paper piecing, fruit loop colored papers, sequins!
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day so I send lots of love to you all
and hope your day is filled with all things fabulous!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

Entered:  Red Rubber Designs:  So Sentimental!


Here Ye, Here Ye - Big News!

Hi friends ♥
It's been awhile since I've been able to post and visit :(
 Our youngest daughter has been gravely ill,
in and out of countless doctor's offices and the hospital several times.
She's finally showing improvement
and we pray that she's on the uphill side of the battle.
I can't thank you enough for the words of encouragement and prayer!
Onward to my card!
It's good to be back in the Cabana!
Had to 'dust off' a few things out there and look to see where
everything wandered off to, including today's
3 Musketeer Mystery image - whew!

Jeanette was the hostess this month, with an image from a company
I'm not familiar with, Kenny K digital/stamps.
What a unique image, one I confess I had no idea what to do with!
So this is my humble card offering with the image,
and you can see what Jeanette and Barb have made with it, too!
Since the News Kid image was all about the arrival of snow,
I added the prismacolor marker colored image
 to a card base of winter/snow dsp - Crate Paper's
'Bundled Up' stack, a seriously YUMMY paper pad!
You may notice the fire hydrant is propped up 3D
because I made a total mess under with a blob of marker
because it looks really cool that way!
  Hee hee!! *wink!*
Thank you, Jeanette, for providing this fun image this month!
Big Hugs, Bigger Blessings!