Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Using an ancient Indian Symbol: When my son was very little he started having nightmares so I made him a dream catcher and we hung it  above his bed near the window, to catch the bad dreams before they got to him.  One day he told  me that he  needed a new one as he had looked at the dreamcatcher and it was full  of all the bad  dreams it had caught. I  wondered what in the world he was talking about. Much to my great embarrassment  I found it was indeed full, full of dust that is. Down it came, I dusted it and put it back, but it had lost it's effectiveness according to my young son and no  longer stopped the bad dreams.  I  was dusting  it on an ongoing basis and I think because he could no longer see the evidence of the dreams being caught  he really never believed in it again.:O)

I made this card for him as he has just completed his University education this April. He now has a diploma in Creative Writing and a BA in English. Inside the card is a compartment for a check his Dad and I will be giving him in celebration of this achievement. He has been the most wonderful child ,I know we all say that but he was easy to raise, he has a strong   sense of right and wrong, will not willing hurt anyone , has good friends, a wonderful girlfriend  and  wants  children (someday)...Yaaaay, I personally feel this is important as I want (being selfish ) to hear little footsteps in my house again, if only for visits. Oooh the cookies I will make...

Doodle Pantry Specials for May:

The free w/purchase is  'Man's Stuff' from May 1-24. a wonderful collection of sentiments for the men /boys in your life!  New items for the Digi Grab Bag marked at 30% off  from May1 -13 in honour of National Pet Week!      Go to'specials' at the Doodle Pantry Shop   to view images and for more details .

Free with Purchase May 1st - 13th Dizzy Dachshund see here 

New release, New Challenge 

RELEASE DATE - May 1st ,2012  It is May release  day over at Doodle Pantry   and Laurie has some wonderful new  digital stamp sets for sale  and  precoloured versions of some  older stamp sets. I used  one of  the  new stamp sets called  'Dreamcatcher'  for the above card. It comes in an outline version and with appropriate sentiments.A little bit of something for everybody in the latest release, do go here to see them all!
CHALLENGE  DATE: May 1st  1200 Noon EST-May 24th 9:00 PM
DPDC#23 (must use a digital image from Doodle Pantry and you get one free just for participating)
DPDC23 complimentary image is the Scuba Sheep and Ant,  play and get it free, or wait until May 25 to buy it.

See Here for :Challenge  DPDC#23

Card details:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry Digital from  Dreamcatcher stamp set
Sentiment from Dreamcatcher stamp set - I combined two sentiments to make one
 Colour medium: Prismscolor Markers
Design paper:   from K&COMPANY 'Julianne 'paper pack
Cardstock Stampin' Up 'not quite navy' and whisper white
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles Marianne Designs Creatables- Decotative Elegance  , Stampin' Up Sizzix Embosslits Sweetest Stem (for the branch on the insert)
Punches:  Stampin Up 'photo corners'
Buttons  and twine from my stash
Note: this dreamcatcher stamp would be perfect to use with  doodle pantry's  wolf, horse, lion, baby cow etc digital images.


Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Challenge #23 - ribbons or twine - I used twine
Cards for Men: Challenge #9 - Texture
Craft Your Passion Challenge 108 - Lots of Texture
That Craft Place:One for the Boys - I created my card for my son  (grad from University)
Crafty CardMakers: challenge 67 For the Boys- well I made mine for my son- hope it works
Lollipop Crafts:#78- Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge 8- Anything Goes & DT Call
Totally Stampalicious: Masculine - mine is for my son's grad


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  2. Hello Glenda. Oh what a lovely story about your son. Such a brilliant card to make for him too. Fab design and love the colours. It's just perfect.
    Hope you are keeping well, take care.
    Love Sandra xxx

    1. Hi Glenda. I am blown away by this amazing creation. I don't think there could be a more perfect design to showcase this set. It is absolutely stunning. When I first saw this set, I didn't have a clue how to use it. After seeing this gorgeous design, I am inspired to get this set a try!

  3. Really lovely. Beautiful colors. We too have dreamcatchers in the house. We've bought ours from Sioux indians in South Dakota. Beautiful handcraft. Have a lovely Tuesday. Hugs Arnhild

  4. This is awesome.....Your card really stands for its name! Beautiful!

  5. Hi Glenda what a stunning creation I love it and my son would love this in a card, he is very much into this type of design.I did buy a rubber stamp last year but haven't used it yet, must get it out.

    What a wonderful story about your Son, just shows how children's minds work.

    Hugs Julie x

  6. Hi Glenda - this is a fab card and you're right to be proud of your son. I'm sure he'll love this card! Helen x
    PS: If you wish to borrow some not so tiny feet, I'll willingly put my girls on a plane to you! ;o)

  7. This is fantastic. I am a cherokee indian and this makes me smile. I love the colors and everyone needs a dream catcher.

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs DT Tammy Ortiz

  8. What an awesome card! Love ALL the elements of this card, especially your embellishments and how you have this all done up - wow!

  9. Glenda, this is gorgeous!! You always have the best embellies and know how to use them. Loved your story about your son too. Congrats to him on his accomplishments too.


  10. This is gorgeous Glenda! I love this and will definitely CASE this one *Ü*

  11. Fabulous card love that image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  12. Wow, this card is so full of meaning...sure to be treasured Mom! Love your card and your dreamcatcher story!

  13. Beautiful card. Love the dream catcher. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  14. Wow, Glenda, this is gorgeous!So special, too.....that's a lovely story! Bet your Son will love it....and rightly so!Congrats to your Son!
    Hugs Jo x

  15. Glenda, this is so perfect and has a realistic touch too. The colors are just the right selection in the cool blues. Really impressed by this creation!

  16. Such a beautiful creation and a wonderful story of your son! My son also had a dream catcher on his bed... He will graduate in 2 weeks with his Masters in Urban Planning. Congratulations to your son!

  17. What a wonderful card. All the elements go so well together - the embellies, paper, buttons, twine. Very nice.

  18. Gorgeous. Love that image. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  19. What a gorgeous card! Love your colors and your embellishments. They are perfect!

  20. Hi Glenda, what a wonderful cards! Everytime I see one of your cards I am just blown away with your wonderful creativity! Cute story about your son. He will love this card. Let me tell you from one grandma - it is WONDERFUL!!
    Hugs, Sarah

  21. I love the story about your son and his dream catcher - what a wonderful imagination that he thought the dust was the bad dreams being caught. No wonder he's graduating with a degree in creative writing! Your card is great and will bring back memories for your son, for sure.

  22. WOW. I really like how you did this card! So gorgeous!

  23. Oooooo this is stunning! Such a brilliant card, I love it!! And your story about your Son is sooo sooo cute :) I also bought a mini dream catcher for my daughter when she was little and she loves it. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "For The Boys" challenge.
    Fiona x

  24. Wow Glenda, I love the memory of what the dream catcher means to your son. What a lovely story and such a wonderful gift you have given to your son. Such a gift that he will one day tell his children. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Sassy Raggedy

  25. Ah Glenda what a beautiful story! And your son will love this wonderful card and the happy memories it brings! You are so right about the pitter patter of tiny feet it is the most wonderful blessing you can have. I was lucky to be blessed with one grandchild 19 months ago and, although they live away, it is the best thing in the world - I am going to see him in two and a half weeks and I can hardly wait. xx

  26. I LOVE the story behind the dreamcatcher card - how lovely and the card itself is FAB as well I am sure he is gonna love it!
    Hugs Aly xxxx

  27. I love your beautiful card. So earthy with the colors and the image! But, awww, I love your story of your son more. He's going to love the memory that your card brings back. Congrats on raising a wonderful son, all that "stuff" you mentioned about him started at home ya know!!! Very nice card, proud Mama!


  28. This is beautiful I have a dreamcatcher in my craft room hanging on the cupboard door. Love this card Well done Hugs Elaine

  29. Hi Glenda.....what a terrific card and story! Darn that dust to have your son stop believing in his dream catcher.
    Congratulations on his graduation, my daughter also has a degree in English.

  30. Glenda as always another amazing card! I love the colours, layout but most of all the story! All three of my sons had a dream catcher to aid in their bad dreams. Love it!

  31. This one is magnificent, Glenda! Fabulous embellishments! I love your story about your son's dream catcher. I made one for my oldest granddaughter a few years ago and she still has it hanging in her window. I have no idea how dusty it may or may not be but it was effective for a long time.

  32. I really Love your card,great image n colours,fab embellies.What a really wonderful story and memory for you,your son sounds really lovely,he has a lovely mum too.Thanks for your comment on my lil jumper n beani hat.Big Hugs xx

  33. What a wonderful story. I think your card will bring all kinds of memories to him. Wonderful. And the sentiment is amazing with it.

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  34. Wow. Just breath taking! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.


  35. Awesome card and nice color palette, Glenda. Lots of texture for the challenge. Thanks for joining us at CYP this week.
    Cathy Lee

  36. Dont see much of this
    Love this Fabulous and love the colors
    Thanks For Joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    DT Lisa

  37. Another great card Glenda and lovely story about your son, I hope he produces little ones very soon for you, I simply adore my grandsons :) Viv xx

  38. Hey Glenda, your post made be smile, thanks for sharing your wonderful story and the pride in a son well raised. Your card is simply gorgeous and I know he will cherish it always.

  39. What a wonderful card for a wonderful son, Glenda. I am proud of my two sons too!! I love Indian art and culture and one of my favourite symbols is a dreamcatcher!! I have a silver set of dreamacatcher earings and pendant. I may need to get this stamp; you find some great ones! Isn't it interesting his subject choice? His creative mind was working away back then too.!!
    congrats to all. Ilove the colour scheme and layering and string (twine), just another great card. Vee xx

  40. Wow wow fantastic card, love the blues and the image is stunning. Love all the embellishments. Thank you for joining That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x

  41. Oh Glenda
    What a wonderful story and a FAB card!!!
    I wish the very best for your son and he gets everything he wishes for!!!
    Love what you did with this image!!!