Sunday, March 1, 2015

"E" is for Exceptionally Cute!

A closer look!

 A look at my die cut and the sentiment!
A close look of the die cut!
 Is March making it's entry like a lion or like a lamb where you live? In Idaho it is ????? It makes it a great day to stay inside and avoid the weather and play in the craft room. This card took me forever to make and yet it looks so simple! So my "E" for ABC Challenge maybe "Exceptionally Hard". LOL! After coloring my image....which I was not happy with as my E00 tip needed to be replaced but I had to order them so I had to make do. I have found with Copics that 'making do' does not always work out the way we would like it to. But, the image provided by our lovely sponsor Sheri Baldy  is exceptionally cute. I fussy cut the image out and mounted her on foam tape. She is framed with a Dienamics stitched die. The cute little Mushrooms are cut with a C.C. die. I used liquid pearls for the green dots on both the mushroom image and the die cut and the center of the flowers. I added a few dots of Stickles for some sparkle. I hope you will join this challenge and show us your exceptionally cute creations! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)
Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

What You Want...What You Get

 My card with a Kenny K image.

 The inside of my card.

 A closer look!

One more look!
I have a friend that worked with me for over 25 years. She is single and always complaining out the men that are interested in dating her are "old". So when her birthday rolled around this year I had to make a card that would make her laugh! She loved it and it did make her laugh! I fussy cut the Kenny K image and die cut the dark background.  The sentiment is just something I generated on my computer.  All the dp came from my scrap box. Did I tell you that I gave a young friend two plastic bins full of scrap pieces. She was thrilled as she doesn't have much money for crafting and this will help her. I was blessed in knowing that all that lovely paper was not just sitting in my room. I hope your day is filled with blessings.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Song: ( Bobbie Darin) dream Lover
Every night I hope and pray
A dream lover will come my way
A girl to hold in my arms
And know the magic of her charms
'Cause I want a girl
To call my own
I wanna dream lover
So I don't have to dream alone
Dream lover, where are you?
With a love, oh, so true
And the hand that I can hold
To feel you near as I grow old
'Cause I want a girl
To call my own
I wanna dream lover
So I don't have to dream alone

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Moosely Birthday Cards!

 Two different cards with the same SU stamp.
 The inside of my card!

It seems as if I  am always in need of 'guy' cards. Recently I needed two and had little time to make them so these are the 'quick' cards I came up with. This stamp is one I have used often and is a quick make when I am pressed for time. The moose on the inside of the card is a rusty metal moose. Something a bit different but I thought it added to the card. I hope your week is filled with blessings!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Hearts I leave Behind
I wanna find what others rarely find
conscience clean and peace of mind
life like a book I'm proud to sign
written on hearts I leave behind
I wanna roll on a road of my own design
you're fear and faith they're intertwined
hoping there's a finish line
within the hearts I leave behind
If God lets me choose where I go when I die
I'll lay my head down where love resides
and I'll never have to say goodbye
I'll live in the hearts I'll leave behind
I wanna leave a mark a permanent kind
and I was here that don't fade with time
a sacred place that's only mine
within the hearts I leave behind



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Animal Magic!

 A closer look!
 A look at the puppy!
 A look at the inside of my card!
I just love this image and the cute puppy. The Paper Shelter has a fun challenge for all of you who love your fur babies.  I chose this image because I love the happy puppy. Also, although it has been a very cold winter, I still see kids dressed in shorts. Brrr! I have to admit my bones are too old not to be bundled when it is cold! Anyway, I hope you will join us for this fun challenge called "Animal Magic". You just might win a fabulous prize and THE PAPER SHELTER has a variety of darling animal digi's that you will love using. 
I had so much fun coloring this image as I am taking an on-line coloring class an I love, love, love what I am learning! I know I have a long way to go but practice makes perfect! Right?  This cute image is called "Not Exactly The Big Bad Wolf" and you can find it here! So grab a Paper Shelter Image and join in the fun! I can't wait to see your "Animal Magic"! The DP I used came from a stack that I bought over seven years ago....It was still pretty! LOL!
I am entering this car at the following challenges:
My Song: Hey There Little Red Riding Hood
Hey there little red riding hood
You sure are looking good
You're everything a big bad wolf could want

Little red riding hood
I don't think little big girls should
Go walking in these spooky old woods alone

One more look!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

"D" is for Die Cuts!

 A look on the inside of my card!
 A closer look at the die cut flowers an leaves!
A closer look of the image!
Good morning fellow bloggers! I hope your day is starting off special! It is a great day at the Chapman household as it is my dear husband Steve's birthday! Happy Birthday Steve, love you and may your day be filled with blessings. It is also time for another fun challenge at ABC CHALLENGE! This is one of my favorites as I love, love, love, die cuts. I did manage to sneak a few new ones in my Christmas stocking and I am enjoying using them! LOL! Both my leaves an flowers are die cut...I think they are pretty and work perfectly with this cute image from Di's Digi Designs! Who just happens to be one of our lovely sponsors for this challenge! Our other lovely sponsor is Bunny Zoe's Crafts where you can find not only lovely dies but some lovely stamps as well! So please join us for a fun challenge and show us your die cuts! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Puppy Love
And they called it puppy love
Oh, I guess they'll never know
How a young heart really feels
And why I love her so

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Keeper of The Stars

 A closer look!
 Anorther look at my card!
 The inside.
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the day with someone you love. Our plans for the evening had to be cancelled as I came down with a horrid stomach virus. Not a fun way to spend  a romantic evening. So, I thought I would post this card that I had made. I am having fun with some of the new digital images from Ching-Chow Kuik.  I am still practicing my coloring with the Kit and Clowder classes but love all that practice. This image is one of my first colors while taking the skin and hair class. I think I had just started the skin coloring. I can see so many improvements I have made since coloring this and I will definitely have to do an 'after' with this image. I hope each of you have taken time today to let someone know you love them. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:


My Song: The Keeper of the Stars
It was no accident me finding you
Someone had a hand in it
Long before we ever knew
Now I just can't believe you're in my life
Heaven's smilin' down on me
As I look at you tonight
I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars
He sure knew what he was doin'
When he joined these two hearts
I hold everything
When I hold you in my arms
I've got all I'll ever need
Thanks to the keeper of the stars  

Happy Valentine's to my dear husband and Happy Birthday tomorrow! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

For A Guy!

 A closer look at the image
 The sentiment.
 I needed a quick card for a friends grandson. He is an avid tennis player and she wanted the card to reflect his love for this sport. This is what I came up with. (The red an blue are his school colors!) A fun little card for a special friend.

My Song: Stand By Me
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No, I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Card of A different Sort!

 A closer look.
 Punched hearts!
 Pretty accents!
 The inside of my card.
Can you believe we are already into February? It is time for another fun challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER! Our challenge this time is "Be My Valentine". I know this is not the usual Valentine's card, but there is a sweet young lady at church who is getting married on Valentine's Day and I wanted to make a special card for her. I love this sweet image called 'The Bride'. I wish you could see this car IRL as it is much prettier than the picture. (Really it is!) Just as a reminder . . . don't forget if you use a PAPER SHELTER image you can win $30 in product. All you have to do is play along with us and you might be the next big winner.
I had both something old and something new on this card. The open weave hearts are from an old MS punch. It actually broke and I got brave and took it apart and fixed it. I found a video on line that told me how to do it. The pretty little corner flower die cuts are a present I gave myself! The pearl roses I have had for over a year and just been waiting for the perfect card for them.  Paper lace, ribbon, and a circle sentiment finish off this "Valentine's Day" card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Chapel of Love
Woah! Spring is here and the sky is so very blue.
Wo-o-o-oah, birds all sing as if they knew,
today's the day we'll say, "I do,"
and we'll never be lonely anymore.
Because we're goin' to the chapel
and we're gonna get married,
goin' to the chapel
and we're gonna get married,
gee, I really love you
and we're gonna get married,
goin' to the chapel of love.



Sunday, February 1, 2015

"C" Is for Cupid!



 Love can be shown in many different ways. It may just be doing a mundane chore with a smile on your face, or reaching out to someone with a card just to brighten their day, or the traditional candy and flowers. What ever you do this month I challenge you to touch someone daily with a little love. 
As you may have guessed it is time for another challenge at ABC Challenge and we are at the letter is "C" for Cupid! So show us your love. I can't wait to see what you come up with you can show love, romance, weddings, valentines or like me, you can choose something a wee bit different!  Our lovely sponsors are Marianne Design and Stamp and Create. 
Please check out the lovely items they carry. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: If That Isn't Love
He left the splendor of Heaven
Knowing His destiny
Was the lonely hill of Golgotha
There to lay down His life for me
And if that isn't love
Then the ocean is dry
There's no stars in the sky
And the little sparrows can't fly
Yeah, if that isn't love
Then Heaven's a myth
There's no feeling like this
If that isn't love
(It's got to be love)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Little Bit Country

 Another look!
 A closer look!
 The inside of my card!
 A fun image to color!
This is one of my practice cards. I am taking the Skin and Hair class at Kit and Clowder and I have been practicing my 'skin' coloring. Just so you will know....I have not advanced on to the hair class yet so please don't judge the classes by this card. I did have fun coloring this one and I tried a new color combination on the hair. The image is from Saturated Canary. I am particularly proud of having created a nose on the image with color. I am learning but it is a very slow process! LOL! I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks....it just takes longer! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: 

I love you please believe me I wouldn't want you to ever leave me
But I was raised on country sunshine
I was raised on country sunshine green grass beneath my feet
Runnin' through fields of daisies a wadin' through the creek
You love me and it's invitin' to go where life is more excitin'
But I was raised on country sunshine
I was raised on country sunshine I'm happy with the simple things
A Saturday night dance a picture show and the joy that the bluebird brings
I love you please believe me I wouldn't want you to ever leave me
But I was raised on country sunshine

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy 1ST Birthday Lincoln!


 A Closer Look
A look at the pennant! 
Today is our youngest grandson's 1st Birthday! Time has gone so fast and I think each of us have cherished each moment of this baby's life. He is our last grandbaby and we know what a precious gift he is. He makes each of us laugh with his antics and he warms our hearts with his smiles and when he reaches his little arms out to us our hearts melt. We are truly blessed to have three grandsons and we will  always be grateful for the blessings we have been given. So Happy Birthday Lincoln! I hope your day is a happy one and I hope you will always know how much you are loved. 

I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: 
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance....

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Card from Luke






Hi! Everyone in blogland. My name is Luke and I am 9 years old. My Grammy has a craft room and I get to play in it when I come and visit her. She has been teaching me how to make cards. I worked on this card for two hours and I picked everything out. I also got to color with my Grammy's Copic markers. The image I used is a Mo Manning image and I got to use Stickles on my card. (They are my favorite)! I hope you like my card and you will comment on this post. My Grammy is helping me enter this card in the following challenges: (I hope I win!) Have a nice day. Luke

"All Wrapped Up"

A closer look at my fun image!
The insie of my card!
One more look at my card!
January is almost over and it is time for another challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER!  The challenge is "All Wrapped Up". Now, you can interpret this in many ways. You can use an image that is all wrapped up in winter clothing, or packages all wrapped up, or maybe like I chose "Christmas is all Wrapped Up". Lot's of options and I can't wait to see how you interpret this! Please hop over to THE PAPER SHELTER  and check out the lovely images you can choose from for this challenge. I am using "The Most Adorable Snowman" an it really is an adorable image. I colored the image with Copics and added some chunky glitter to the snow and the Santa snowman's hat. My paper came from the 'scrap box' which is getting deeper all the time. I would love to know how all of you deal with your 'scraps'. I am a bit of a paper hoarder and hate to waste any of it. LOL! 
Have a great day filled with blessings and please join us for a fun challenge!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:



My Song: Do You Want To Build A Snowman? (Frozen)
Anna:
Elsa?
(Knocking: Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock, knock)
Do you wanna build a snowman?
Come on lets go and play
I never see you anymore
Come out the door
It's like you've gone away-
We used to be best buddies
And now we're not
I wish you would tell me why!-
Do you wanna build a snowman?
It doesn't have to be a snowman.

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

That's Amorie!




I hope this card brings a smile to your face. From the first time I saw this image I have smiled every time I see it. I needed a 'guy' card and I thought of this cute guy. He is so fun to color and would be appropriate for all ages! I kept the card simple as I wanted the image to be the focal point. You can find this cute guy at THE PAPER SHELTER. I used two of my favorite items on this card, Stickles for sparkle and Twine!

My Song: That's Amorie
In Napoli where love is king
When boy meets girl
Here's what they sing
When the moon hits your eye
Like a big pizza pie, that's Amorie
When the world seems to shine
Like you've had too much wine, that's Amorie!