Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Shopping's done for Santa!

It is time for a fun challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE BLOG!!!  Our challenge is "Shopping Spree". Now, you may be wondering what this card has to do with a "Shopping Spree"? Well, Santa has all his shopping done for 2014! (Hey! It's my card and I can tell the story! LOL!  I am also going to let you in on a secret I have my Christmas shopping done for this year and I have most of it wrapped! Amanda and Elaine do you hear thunder? That is my feet doing the happy dance! I swore this year I was not going to be running around at the last minute like I was last year. This cute little Santa from THE PAPER SHELTER  reminds me that I might get some rest this Christmas. I used two Memory Box dies to cut the pine branches and pine cones. I added white fluff to the beard and puffy paint to the trim on Santa's suit. adds lots of layers. I hope you will grab a image from THE PAPER SHELTER  and join us this week. Then get out there and shop! ( sure and check out the lovely team mates work it is fabulous. (And we have some fabulous new talent on our team!) 
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My Song: (My grandsons choice!)
Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Season Never Grows Old!

The Christmas season will soon be upon us. I am hoping we can all focus on the true meaning of "Christ"mas.
At the Chapman household we are looking forward to having all the family together this year. It has been several years since we were all able to gather together. We are also looking forward to the birth of a new grandchild. We are so blessed in many ways. This sweet image is from The Paper Shelter and she looks as though she has rescued a little lost kitty. I stamped some trees with a Magnolia stamp and fussy cut them and then added a bit of color and glitter to them. I love how the snow looks sparkly! My colors are a bit unusual, but I do like them! I hope each of you will have a blessed Christmas!
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My Song: Ann Murray
Christmas is coming, I can tell by the smiles
I remember the snowflakes that fell from the sky
And covered the village that lay sleeping below
Thank goodness this season will never grow old

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Angels Cried

I instantly fell in love with this angel the first time I saw it and so I knew it would have to join my stash. I was thrilled to get to color her. I wanted the colors to be be very muted on this card. I am not sure I achieved that , but I had fun trying. I used a fun Cherry Lynn die to cut out all my fun snowflakes. I then added a gold pearl to the center of all (but one...just noticed that)! Oh, dear, I do hate when I see mistakes after I have posted  my cards.. tisk, tisk! I used a Spellbinders die to cut the image out  and let her feet hang outside the frame.  My Musical die is a new one from Memory Box and I love it. I tried to keep this card CAS. Not sure if I accomplished that but for me it as close as it is going to get.
My Song (Alan Jackson)
They came from near
They came from far
Following a distant star
To where he lay.
Not being sure of what it meant
But knowing it was Heaven sent
They made there way.
And the creatures gathered 'round
And didn't make a sound
And the Angels cried.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Isn't He Wonderful?

I think this little guy is so cute. Maybe it's because we will have a new little baby in our family in February or that fact I just like this image! 
My Song:
Isn't He wonderful? Wonderful!
Isn't Jesus my Lord wonderful. 
Eyes have seen, lips have heard,
It is written in His word
Isn't Jesus my Lord Wonderful?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Zebra Stripes!

I must admit that zebra stripes are a bit of a stretch for me. I really struggled with this card as I just couldn't  seem to figure out the right way to embellish it and felt it was a bit blah! But I made it for our ABC  Challenge. I must admit I am looking forward to seeing your creations and hoping to learn from you! So hop on over to our ABC Challenge Blog and be sure and check out my DT mates lovely work! Have a great day! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Thank You to Our Pastor Lance

 Last month was "Pastor Appreciation". I had made these cards for our pastor and had not taken time to post them yet. I wanted to share them with you. The images are 'free coloring pages'! I am still not sure if that is what they are or not, but I refuse to get into that debate so please don't leave me comments concerning this matter. I felt these images fit our pastor. The first card is one that I gave him from our family and the second I made for the church to give him. So, Pastor Lance, thank bless our lives in so many ways.
My Song: Ray Boltz
I dreamed I went to heaven
And you were there with me
 We walked upon the streets of gold
 Beside the crystal sea 
We heard the angels singing
 Then someone called your name
 You turned and saw this young man 
And he was smiling as he came
And he said, FriendYou may not know me now 
And then he said, But waitYou used to teach my Sunday School 
When I was only eight 
And every week you would say a prayer 
Before the class would start
 And one day when you said that prayer
 I asked Jesus in my heart

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

For Someone Special

I am not sure what happened to this post, for the first time my pictures posted and nothing else. So, I went back into my post and the wonderful post writting I had labored over was gone! I am sure it couldn't have been something I did wrong! LOL! Anyhow, it is time for another challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER this week  we want you to make a card "For Someone Special". I decided to make a card for each of the grandkids to give to their teachers. I hope they know what precious gifts they are being entrusted with. You can find this wonderful image here. While you are there be sure and check out the wonderful Christmas images, you will love them. I hope you will join us for the fun this week.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Chuck Barry
Up in the mornin' and out to school
The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule
American history and practical math
You studyin' hard and hopin' to pass
Workin' your fingers right down to the bone
And the guy behind you won't leave you alone
Ring, ring goes the bell
The cook in the lunch room's ready to sell
You're lucky if you can find a seat
You're fortunate if you have time to eat
Back in the classroom, open your books
Gee but the teacher don't know how mean she looks

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

You have to love those snowmen!

I love this cute little guy. But, I love snowmen of all kinds. I have quiet a few that I put out at Christmas and they always make me smile. The cute guy from Sassy Cheryl's  looks as if he knows the true meaning of Christmas! I think I might have become the 'Glitter Queen" on this card. I added some pretty white glitter to the snow (although it looks like silver in my picture. I also used the same glitter on the star. I added Stickles to the pine cones, pine needles and the snowflakes. I actually have the pine cones raised with foam pop ups, the stars, the sentiment and the star. It was an old roll and very thin but I like the effect.   I hope your week is going well and that you took time yesterday to thank a VET. We are free today because they fought for our freedoms. God bless you each and everyone. 
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My Song: The Christmas Star
On that magic night in Bethlehem, on the birthday of our Lord
The angels sang and the heavens rang with tidings of great joy
And on that night, an angels choir had journeyed from afar
The greatest gift that God could give became the Christmas Star

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tis The Season

I love Wee Stamps and was thrilled when I saw this cute Christmas image. I have started seeing those "" days until Christmas notifications. I am so looking forward to the holidays this year as for the first time in many years our family will all be together and that is what makes the holidays special for me. Anyway, back to my card. It is full of sparkle wherever you look. I really love the warm browns and reds together. I glued glitter on for the snow. It looks silver in the picture but really is white. My winter pictures always seem to be a bit off. I added some Stickles and Spica pen for the rest of my sparkle. Just a fun Christmas card to add to the stash. Have a wonderful day and focus on your blessings today.
My Song: Holly Jolly Christmas
Have a holly, jolly Christmas;
It's the best time of the year
I don't know if there'll be snow,
But have a cup of cheer.
Have a holly, jolly Christmas;
And when you walk down the street
Say Hello to friends you know
And everyone you meet.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sweet Suzie

I have a sweet cousin we call Suzi. She is a cute little blond and a hair dresser. The minute I saw this cute image from THE PAPER SHELTER I knew I needed to make a card for her. She has had a rough go of it lately with life coming at her from all sides. I decided that pink would be my color of choice today. I used a Memory box die and cut my pretty tulips and the cute corner pieces.  I added some cute little pearl hearts and some pretty bows. (Not sure what I was thinking there!). Just a fun card to put a smile on my cousins face. I hope your week is going well and you can enjoy some time to craft! 
I am entering this card at the following challenge:

My song: Cher
They say we're young and we don't know
We won't find out until we grow
Well I don't know if all that's true
'Cause you got me, and baby I got you
Babe, I got you babe
I got you babe
They say our love won't pay the rent
Before it's earned, our money's all been spent
I guess that's so, we don't have a pot
But at least I'm sure of all the things we got
Babe, I got you babe
I got you babe

Friday, November 1, 2013


Best put your blinders on for this one! Our challenge this week at "ABC CHALLENGE" is using the letter "Y" for yellow! Yep! we want to see lots of yellow on your cards! Our lovely sponsor is Tilda's Town! Oh, they do have some lovely Magnolia images and lots of other fun stuff (you know the kind we really need or else!) This is an older Tilda image and a favorite of mine as I just love those cute braids. My DP is some really old and I do mean old paper that I bought in bulk years ago. I guess this proves that I am a paper hoarder. The paper lace was made with one die from Cherry Lynn. I used both the positive and negative cuts. I thought it looked great  and helped to bring down the brightness of the yellow! My flowers are from Lilly of the valley.  Please join us this week and remember you can win a fabulous prize from Tilda's Town!
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My Song: Donvan
Mellow Yellow
I'm just mad about Saffron
Saffron's mad about me
I'm just mad about Saffron
She's just mad about me
They call me mellow yellow
They call me mellow yellow