Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It's "Holiday Time"

My card using "Pineapple" digital stamp!

A closer look at the lovely stamp!

 The inside of my card!
I hope each of you are enjoying a summer of fun with those you love. I recently took a short holiday to attend the Scrapbooker's Convention in Puyallup, Washington. It is also a time to stay with my BFF Wendy. It is an annual trip and I look forward to it. Then it's 4th of July with the grandsons putting on a fireworks display, my birthday follows shortly after that. So I am in need of some thank you cards during this holiday time. 
It is also the theme of our challenge at The Paper Shelter! So please join in the fun and and show us your holiday project. It can be any holiday you choose. Remember if you use a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter you could win $30 in products from their fabulous shop. Each purchase included on black and white stamp, one colored stamp, background paper, and composition. All for $3.00! You can't find a better deal anywhere unless you are the winner! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Sitting on The Doc of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' here when the evenin' come
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Little Penquin Love

I have so enjoyed the new penguin stamps from Whimsy. This cute little guy just screams summer fun to me!  I colored him with Copics, added a little sparkle to match the dots on the DP with gold glitter paper using an Elizabeth die. The inside die is also an Elizabeth die. Easy, peasy,  card!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Song: I'm A Believer (Smash Mouth)
I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me
Love was out to get me
That's the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all of my dreams
Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
I'm in love, and I'm a believer
I couldn't leave her if I tried
I thought love was more or less a giving thing
The more I gave the less I got oh yeah
What's the use in tryin'
All you get is pain
When I wanted sunshine I got rain

Sunday, July 16, 2017

"Bat Girl"

Good day everyone! I wanted to share my card using the wonderful Bat Girl from Cute As A Button Shop!
I colored her with my Copic pens and added some Spica pen for a bit of sparkle on the bat tail and snaps. A friend had given me the paper for the background. I loved the gold sparkle and thought it would bring out the gold in Bat Girl's 
outfit. I kept my card pretty simple as I wanted to have the focus on Bat Girl!
I hope you will go over to the challenge blog
 and join in the July challenge.
You are also invited to join the facebook group
Inspiration posts every so often on this Showcase blog:

I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Monday, July 10, 2017

Baby Seal

 A closer look at my image!
 The sentiment!
 Cute embellishments from Queen & Co.
 The inside of my card.
Good-morning!I hope everyone is enjoying the hot, hot, weather....perfect excuse to stay in with the air conditioner and craft! We are supposed to have 107 degrees this week-end. Much to hot for me. It is also time for a new challenge at Cute As A Button and today is also the New Release Day. There are so many new and adorable digi stamps to choose from!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: The Bare Necessities (Bill Murray, Kermit Ruffins)
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life
Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin' in the trees
To make some honey just for me
When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at them fancy ants
And then maybe, well, try a few
The bare necessities of life will come to you

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Going Digital

I hope everyone had a save and sane 4th of July. The Chapman's always gather for a fireworks show and simple BBQ. I take the grandsons to pick out fireworks. As dark approaches we gather along our front sidewalk and the neighbors do the same with their family. We have visitors and other neighbors who gather to watch the show and then the grandsons (with their dad's supervision?) and the neighbors grand-kids take turns setting off their fireworks in the middle of the street. (Yes we live in a small town). It is great fun and then each group has a grand finally. All the spectators ooh, ah, and cheer for the kids. Each year the kids try to come up with new ways to impress the spectators. It is simple, great fun and fellowship with friends and neighbors. I love it and hope it is a memory that our grandsons will carry with them long after we are gone. How about you? Do you have a 4th tradition that you enjoy each year?
Now for my card! It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter. This time we want you to go digital. Use a digital image, use digital paper, or digital accents. GO, DIGITAL! am using "I Wish I Was There"  Don't you think she is so cute? I hope you will play along this week as we are having a grand time and it an easy way to win some fabulous stamps. Good luck! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Save Your Heart For Me (Gary Lewis and the Playboys)
Walk along the lake with someone new
Have yourself a summer fling or two
But remember I'm in love with you and
Save your heart for me
When the summer moon is on the rise
And you're dancin' under starlit skies
Please don't let stars get in your eyes, just
Save your heart for me
When you're all alone, far away from home
Someone's gonna flirt with you
I won't think it's wrong if you play along
Just don't fall for someone new

Monday, July 3, 2017

Thinking of Shirley tonight!

Tonight I am thinking of my dear friend across the pond Shirley Chalmers also known as "Nannieflash" . Shirley is having surgery and like all of us relieved that she will finally be  getting some relief from the things that are bothering her and nervous that she will be having surgery. If you have been there done that  you will know exactly what I mean. Shirley I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you and saying prayers for you. I will be anxious to hear how you are doing after the surgery. God bless you and your family. 

I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Family of God
I'm so glad I'm a part of the Family of God,
I've been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood!
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod,
For I'm part of the family,
The Family of God.
You will notice we say "brother and sister" 'round here,
It's because we're a family and these are so near;
When one has a heartache, we all share the tears,
And rejoice in each victory in this family so dear.
I'm so glad I'm a part of the Family of God,
I've been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood!
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod,
For I'm part of the family,
The Family of God.
From the door of an orphanage to the house of the King,
No longer an outcast, a new song I sing;
From rags unto riches, from the weak to the strong,
I'm not worthy to be here, but praise God I belong!
I'm so glad I'm a part of the Family of God,
I've been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His Blood!
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod,
For I'm part of the family,
The Family of God

Friday, June 30, 2017

A Heartfelt Class

The outside of my flip-n-fold card!
 A close-up of my pretty poppy die!

 The side fold flaps
 The side fold flaps open and the flip ups revealed.

I recently went to the Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup, Washington. This is one of the classes I took. Heartfelt offered five classes and I took them all. I also loved them all. The best part of this wonderful class is you can buy the kit and make "more" at home. I want to make some extras with different paper so I will have them on hand to give to those special friends. I am not entering this into any competition as it is a class project and not my own project. I do hope you will have the opportunity to take some classes from Heartfelt and I hope Heartfelt will be back in Puyallup next year. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ride Em Cowboy!

 I fell  in love with this fun stamp and knew I just had to use it for a card for a special friend. She recently came back into our lives after many years of being lost to us. She loves horses and for many years rode endurance races. When I saw this stamp I knew it would work perfect at a thank you card for our friend. I added the die cut "hay there" and the hay and pitchfork on the side.  Just a fun card for a friend.
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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ribbons and Buttons

I am still working on my cards with a broken shoulder. The Dr. said it would be 8-12 months for complete healing. It is frustrating for me as I can only color for a short period of time 15-20 minutes and then it takes forever for me to assemble the card. Never break your shoulder not only is it painful it is so annoying. LOL! I do love this lovely stamp is called The Lady and you can click on the link to purchase her. It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter this time we are asking for ribbons and buttons on your card. I chose to glue my ribbon on in a diagonal pattern and added a rhinestone to the center of my pretty flower petal buttons. I thought they were the perfect touch to use with this stamp. I made this a thank you card as I have so many sweet people to thank for helping me out during this difficult time with my shoulder. This card is going to my special friend Nan. This card just makes me think of her. I hope you will grab your favorite Paper Shelter stamp and join in on our fun. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Humble And Kind (Tim McGraw)
You know there's a lot that goes by the front door
Don't forget the keys under the mat
Childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church 'cause your momma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won't be a waste of time
Always stay humble and kind
Hold the door say please say thank you
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you're dreamin' come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Sleepover

 A closer look at the cute stamp!
 The inside of my card!
I recently attended the Scrapbook Convention in Puyallup, Washington.  I always stay with my BFF Wendy Little and we attend all three days and take classes from 8:30-5:30 and then do the crops which last until midnight. We meet with Kathy and Heidi two more friends that I have acquired through Wendy. This year I also brought an old friend from Idaho with me. Nan also stayed at Wendy's and we had so much fun. I came home exhausted but so happy that I had the opportunity to do this. It was a nice change from my husband being ill, my broken shoulder and physical therapy. Thanks Steve for making it possible for me to attend. 
I chose  from "Cute as A Button". 
I thought she would make the perfect thank you card for our week's stay with Wendy and her husband Mark.  I colored her with Copics and then fussy cut her so I could pop her with foam. I added a wooden love and cute little flowers from Queen & Co.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones
And girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun
The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one
But girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have
That's all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have fun (girls and boys wanna have fun, girls wanna have)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Charlie Chapliin!

 A closer look!
 The inside of my card!
Does anyone feel like May flew by? Here we are almost half way through June. This is a card I made for our Cute As A Button Challenge! I also gave this card to my BFF's husband. Mark Little opens his home to me every year for the Scrapbook Convention in Puyallup. He also picks me up and delivers me to the airport. This means he often has to go into work very early and sometimes is very late getting home depending on my flight. I wanted to let Mark know how much I appreciate his kindness. I thought this cute little Charlie Chaplin stamp from Cute As A Button was perfect for this card. I like how he looks as if he is flying right off the card. LOL!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: I'll Be Seeing You
'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces all day through
In that small cafe, the park across the way
The children's carousel,
The chestnut trees, the wishing well
I'll be seeing you in every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

Time to Stock Up!

 A closer look at the cute stamp!
 My foam flower!

I am enjoying the Cute As A Button digi's they are so fun and many like this one have a fun little kick to it. I love the look of this image called Perfume Queen and can be found under New Releases at Cute As A Button! Plus! Use the coupon code and receive 15% off any new release! Now is the time to stock up! Don't forget to join in on the fun at Cute As A Button Challenge. 
As you can see I had fun with this card. It was nice to be able to sit and color. It was so relaxing and something I have not been able to do since last February. It is nice to think I am healing! 
So, go to Cute As A Button  and grab some new (and old) stamps and enjoy your weekend! I can't wait to see what you come up with! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Big Spender (Shirley Bassey)
he minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a man of distinction
A real big spender
Good lookin' so refined
Say, wouldn't you like to know what's goin' on in my mind?
So let me get right to the point
I don't pop my cork for every man I see
Hey big spender,
Spend a little time with me

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Birthday Traci!

Today is my daughter Traci's birthday. She is a beautiful, talented, sweet person and I am so proud of her. I thought I would send her this card. It reminds me of her and her fashion flare. She always dresses in the latest fashions. Unlike me who finds jeans and old T-shirts my comfort zone. Yes, I am her despair. LOL! 
Anyway, on to my card. It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! This time our challenge is "Flower Power". That's right we want to see your flowers. I chose the darling Sunshine digi stamp for my card. She is a favorite of mine and I love creating cards with her. My pretty flowers were created with stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations. I added some pretty flower pearls to the center of the flowers, along with glitter to add some 'bling'. I will stamp a sentiment  on my die cut from Marianne Creations later. I hope you will join the fun with this challenge I can't wait to see your pretty flowers!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song:  The Rain, The Park, and Other Things (Cowsills)
I saw her sitting in the rain
Raindrops falling on her
She didn't seem to care
She sat there and smiled at me
Then I knew
She could make me happy
Flowers in her hair
Flowers everywhere
I love the flower girl
Oh, I don't know just why, she simply caught my eye
I love the flower girl
She seemed so sweet and kind, she crept into my mind