Wednesday, April 3, 2013

No Rain and Rambo

It's been a while since I've posted a card and almost forgot how to do it!  Yikes!!!  I finally sat down yesterday afternoon though and was determined I'd slap something up here.

Ok, I started out with the image, figured out what design I was going to use, and picked out some  paper.....NO problem.......I was scooting along pretty good with the whole thing and then GLUE got involved!!!  Not good!  I hate glue with a passion!  I was attempting to paper piece the boots and umbrella - glue went everywhere - tried to pull it up - made a bigger mess...........and had to start all over!  So, this super simple card turned into an all day affair!!  I did get some yellow polka dot paper pieced on the umbrella and boots though!


I used this same sentiment recently - but if you live in Texas and happen to see a couple of drops of rain you'll have complete happiness!!!  I'd be so excited I'd probably want to strip off all my clothes and go running through the rain!  LOL!  Not going to happen with this old lady though! 



While I was outside getting a picture of my card, Rambo happened to stand half way still so thought I'd let you see how handsome he is (and also see the dead grass)!  Don't you just love that nasty bone he's got!!

Thanks for stopping by................
Lynn

27 comments:

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute card and I LOVEEE Rambo! What a sweetie!

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card.xxx

Monica said...

Oh Lynn, dunno what's cuter... Rambo or the card!!! He is ADORABLE and your card is sooooo sweet. Sorry that the glue gave you so much trouble. Hope you had fun at your daughter's place.
Love,
M

April said...

Rambo is as cute as your card! I am with you on glue....but usually if my glue is out that means glitter is too and UGH...always a mess!

Your PI is done up so nicely with her matching boots and bumber-shoot! And her blue slicker is colored marvelously!!

Lynn McAuley said...

The big storm blew through Texas last night and we didn't get a drop of rain either!!

I love this sweet card so beautifully paper pieced and your handsome Rambo!!

Donna Hanley said...

I hate it when you have a card all planned and something ruins it completely. I speak from a lot of experience in the matter. Your card did come out adorable and your paper piecing is perfect (not a fav. of mine to do). Love that little button with the flower. Rambo - Just a cute as I pictured him. My babies toys look worse than his, so your doing good. I end up having to put them in the washing machine, how bad is that. Hope you get some needed rain soon. Enjoy your week.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and paper piecing. Hope you do get some rain this year. Rambo is one handsome dude (and he looks like he knows it too)!

Jenée said...

Hello, dear. Have been wondering where you've been off to. Glad to see a card from you, and what a cute one it is. Sorry about the glue, but glad you didn't give up! Future FYI - make a puddle of glue (small) on a piece of wax paper and apply the glue to your object with a toothpick. You can pick up small dabs and control where you put it much easier that way -- less chance of glue warfare happening.

Anyhoo, darling image; great card! Glad you are back!

NanaConnie said...

I'm not sure which is more adorable, Lynn, the card or Rambo. The card is a perfect spring card and I really love the flower and button. On the other hand, Rambo never requires any glue so perhaps he would win on that account alone! Have a happy one. :-D

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Lynn all of your cards are gorgeous! And Rambo, he's so cute =)
Have a great day my friend,
Jan

Jessi Fogan said...

RAMBO IS SO CUTE! Aw :) And the best toys are all nasty, Mom, dont'cha know? The grosser-looking the better!
For all that effort you'll love your card even more (and add another couple of boooooooos to the Glue column.) If you use a clean white eraser you can often get the grey smudge of extra glue off - it works for glue pen ooze & Tombow & Zip Dry, so it's worth a shot :)

Laura said...

How cute is that card!!! After all the mess I say it was well worthed I hope;) I love the paper piecing.OMG Lynn, How ADORABLE is Rambo!!!! Give him a Big Hug for me!!

Carol L said...

Your card is just adorable - I've always loved that sweet image, and your paper piecing shows no oops! moments at all. And then there's Rambo- OMG what a gorgeous dachshund he is! He looks strong, attentive, and of course handsome :) Lucky you!

Linda Simpson said...

Rambo is just a cutie, you can have some of our rain anytime Lynn :)

Another gorgeous card and lovely to see you succeeded in getting the paper piecing done.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Bonnie said...

The yellow polka dot umbrella and boots are so cute and I hope worth the effort! I'd love a yellow polka dot umbrella. Wouldn't that be fun! Rambo is very handsome indeed!

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Lynn! Adorable image and I LOVE the paper piecing!!
OMGosh Rambo is so handsome, and cute!!! Such a sweet little face!
Tammy x

Tammy said...

Adorable, adorable card! Love the yellow paper piecing, really makes the blue pop! Rambo is one handsome young man, no wonder he has a girlfriend or two!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the image the colours and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

Davi said...

The card is toooo cute Lynn! Love the little pieced boots and umbrella! I just hate when I get glue all over SOOO irritating for sure. Im with you on the rain, such a scarce thing here in the desert its a thrill LOL Rambo is just such a manly little guy, cute pic :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

How darling is this! I LOVE these images- and you always make me giggle- the paper piecing you did is perfect! Goodness the grass is brown- and it is only April.....! It was up to the mid 40's here today : ) ......

Shannon White said...

Well, So glad you hung in there Lynn, Cause your card turned out Super CUTE!! 8-) love your Sweet PI image and her fun polka dot umbrella and boots! And Wowie! Rambo is one Good looking fella! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

MaxineD said...

Oh yes - that glue that creeps everywhere - it attacks here too! Love the results though, even if it was the second attempt.
My back lawn is now looking a bit better that yours - since we have had some rain you can almost see the grass growing!
Blessings
Maxine

MiamiKel said...

Charming cards! But I am IN LOVE iwth your puppy! Sweetness!!!

MaryH said...

Enjoyed the glue story (were you spying on me??? One that works fairly well for me, is the Aleene's Easy Flow, which I put into a smaller needle nose bottle. The little glue pens work pretty well too. I don't do paper piecing---yet!). Loved the card too. This little waif was so appealing. Color combo so bright & cheery. Well, on to Rambo. He's quite a guard dog, looks very much 'on-duty'. Cute guy ...very spiffy in his bright blue collar! TFS

gale said...

Cute card-I love the paper piecing! And I always love blue and yellow together. Cute dog too. My sister has a mini doxie.

Marilyn said...

Now isn't this just the cutest! Sweet image and I like the button in the flower and that pretty piece of ribbon.
Rambo is a dude dog! His name is perfect when you see him... he's not a primpy, prissy little piece of fluff... no sireee, he's a dude!

Margaret said...

So sorry the glue gave you fits, but your card is wonderful! I love the matching boots and umbrella! Rambo is looking pretty sweet too!

It's raining buckets here today. Maybe we can try to send some your way...