Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just As You Like

 A closer look at the image!
 The Marianne Design flowers and leaves  (die cuts)
 The Marianne Design die cut frame!

The Inside of my card using a Marianne Design die cut for sentiment frame and the flower and leaves.

As you may have already guessed the challenge at ABC Challenges is "Just as You Like". So anything goes in this challenge. Our lovely sponsors are "Marianne Design" and "The Ribbon Girl". I hope you will check out both and see the lovely items they have to offer. I am using an older Magnolia image. I framed her with a Marianne Design die. The flowers and the leaves are also Marianne Design die cuts. I curled the petals on the flowers a bit and added some Stickles to the center and a pretty rhinestone brad  for some sparkle. The pretty ribbon has some cute little hearts on it. While it did not come from "The Ribbon Girl" I checked out their lovely selection and will soon be placing an order! The sentiment on the inside is a clear stamp I picked up at a close out bin at a local craft store. I framed it with a Marianne Design die and added another flower and leaf die cut. I hope this card inspires you to play along with our fun challenge. (If you look real close you will see the liquid pearls on the frame and on the dots on Tilda's outfit.  Have a blessed day. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Burl Ives (tells you how old I am!)
When the sun in the morning peeps over the hill
And kisses the roses 'round my window sill
Then my heart fills with gladness when I hear the trill
Of the birds in the treetops on Mockingbird Hill
Tra la la, tweedle dee dee dee
It gives me a thrill
To wake up in the morning
To the mockingbird's trill
Tra la la tweedle dee dee dee
There's peace and good will
You're welcome as the flowers
On Mockingbird Hill

Thursday, April 10, 2014

She's A Lady

I may have mentioned my young friend that has been learning from me about card making and Scrapbooking. This was the first image we colored together. After we colored it she asked me what I would do with this card. I said that I was going to give it to a teen at church. She said, "Oh, no! You can't she looks like a hooker!" I had to laugh as I never thought anything like that when I colored it. soon we were giggling and laughing and I assured my friend that this was a lady! Isn't it funny how we all see things in a different way?  I love the red and black/white combination and think it makes a very classy card. I did add a little glitter to her purse and those cute leopard rhinestones! A red satin ribbon and bow finish off my card!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: (Tom Jones)
Well she's all you'd ever want,
She's the kind they'd like to flaunt and take to dinner.
Well she always knows her place.
She's got style, she's got grace, She's a winner.
She's a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady.
Talkin' about that little lady, and the lady is mine.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Easter!

 A closer look ...
 My card...
 Another look...
It is time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter.  Since it is that time of year our challenge is "Happy Easter. I will tell you I don't often do Easter cards. But, this cute image was just begging to be colored. It is called Little Easter Bunnies and can be found here. I added some liquid glass to the pink paint and some Spica pen to the butterflies. The die cuts are from Spellbinders. The little ladybugs are wooden. I hope you enjoy this fun little card and will join us for this fun challenge. Also be sure and check out The Paper Shelter they have some fabulous images. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Gene Autry
Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin', Easter's on its way
Bringin' every girl and boy
Baskets full of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter bright and gay
He's got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There's an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too

Sunday, April 6, 2014

In The Pink

I wanted to make a special card for a special friends birthday. I love this image from SC and decided to make it a 'frilly, girly, card". I love the shades of pinks and yellows. My paper lace and tag are from Magnolia. The flowers are from WOC. I colored my image with Copics.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: He Knows My Name
I have a Maker
He Formed My Heart
before even time began
my life was in his hands
He knows my name
he knows my every thought
he sees each tear that falls
and hears me when I call

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pictures of our little Lincoln and his hat!

Our newest grandson Lincoln came for a visit. he was sleeping so sweetly but every time he turned his head his little hat slid around. He looked so cute that I had to snap a few pictures and share with you. He is now two months old and weights 13 lbs. We love him so much and he never fails to make us smile. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guest Designer Card for MeMe Crafts

As a member of  The Paper Shelter Design Team I had the opportunity to participate as as GD on the  fabulous  MeMe's Crafts . The Paper Shelter is sponsoring this challenge and I couldn't wait to color this lovely new image called My Fantasy Pet and can be found here! Meme's fun challenge is "Anything Goes" with the optional twist of Easter or Spring. I think this card has a Spring flair about it. Anyway...I hope you will all join in on this fun challenge. (Be sure and check out the new fun images at The Paper Shelter
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water
When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I'm on your side. When times get rough
And friends just can't be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

"I" is for In A Line!

Good-morning everyone! I hope you are ready for an April Fool's day! It is also my DIL birthday. Happy Birthday TaCole I hope this year brings you happiness and many blessings. It is also time for another great challenge at ABC Challenge. Our letter is "I" for In A line. There is a bingo card that you can find on the ABC Challenge blog. For some reason blogger and I are having some difficulties and uploading the card on my blog was impossible. Our lovely sponsor is Sheri Baldy. I had a fun time coloring this cute little image and played with my pink and green combination a bit. I used a Memory Box die cut and the fussy cut the second one for the plaid insert in the heart. I added liquid glass to pop the heart (IRL it really does pop!) I hope you will join us for this fun challenge. Everyone loves a bingo game right?  My Bingo in a line is pearls, lace and flowers. 
Here is a closer look at my card!
A closer look at my die cut.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Someone To Watch Over Me
There's a saying old, says that love is blind.
Still we're often told "Seek and ye shall find."
So I'm going to go seek a certain lad I've had in mind.
Looking everywhere,
haven't found him yet.
He's the big affair
I cannot forget.
Only nan I ever think of with regret.
I like to add his initial to my monogram
Tell me, where is the shepherd for this lost lamb?
There's a somebody I'm longing to see.
I hope that he turns out to be
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Circle of Life

 A closer look!
 Another look
 The finished card.
I had a young friend from church come and play in my craft room for a few days. She is just learning about card making and scrapbooking. It was fun to teach her how to use different items and to give her a coloring lesson with my Copics. (Don't worry I told her I am still learning myself!) How about you have you reached out to someone who is just learning and helped them along the way? While Kristen was here I colored this SC image. While it is not my best coloring (it might have been the stop and go as I answered questions) it was fun to work on. It will go in my birthday stash and hopefully someone will enjoy it! I added liquid glass to the hula hoop and the cure little dangling heart. The pretty sheer ribbon and bow needed something so I added a sparkly pearl flower.  All the paper is from the scrap bin and I used a favorite combination of mine with the pink and green.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
My Song:  Circle of Life (Lion King)
From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give
In the circle of life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

Friday, March 28, 2014

What Could It Be?

Here I go again with another guy card. I love this cute image I believe it is called Fergus. Doesn't he look like he is thinking 'What could this be'? I kept the colors on the image light and tried to use a 'masculine' paper! A little twine and a brad finished off my card. Did you notice the liquid glass on Fergus' nose? LOL...As you can see I am still struggling with 'guy' cards. 
I hope your week is filled with blessings!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Song: Garth Brooks
Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared beneath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known you'd ever say goodbye
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have to miss the dance

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Delights

 A closer look at the image

 My ticket sentiment
A peek on the inside.
Are you ready for spring? I am! This has been a long, cold, winter with lots of illness at the Chapman household. I am ready to open windows and doors and let the fresh air flow in. Our challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER this week is "Spring Delights". I chose this image to represent the 'concerts in the park' our little town holds with the onset of spring. Different musical artists perform in our city park's band shell. the concerts are free and you just need to bring your lawn chair to enjoy the beautiful music. It is a part of small town living that I love. I hope you will play along with this challenge and remember to grab a Paper Shelter Image!  What are some spring delights you enjoy? I can't wait to see your lovely creations!  Have a blessed week! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song:  Three Dog Nights
Just an old-fashioned love song
Playin' on the radio
And wrapped around the music
Is the sound of someone promising they'll never go
You swear you've heard it before
As it slowly rambles on
No need in bringing 'em back
'Cause they're never really gone
Just an old-fashioned love song
One I'm sure they wrote for you and me
Just an old-fashioned love song
Comin' down in three-part harmony

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Salute To the Soldier

 A closer look!
A friend of mine asked me to make a card for her son who just received a promotion in the USAF. I don't have many soldier stamps and so I decided to use this one. It isn't exactly USAF but I think it still works  I think. I have to come up with a congratulations on the inside but I hope this card will bring a smile to his face and make his mom happy. The image is from Dr. Digi. and the stars are just stickers. I used a bit of platinum Stickles to add some shine to the buckles, and buttons and the gold staff. A personal thank you to all the soldiers in all branches of service. I enjoy the freedoms I have because of you. May God bless each of you and keep you from harm. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Lee Greenwood
If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I'd thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away.
And I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.
From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee,
across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,
From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA,
Well, there's pride in every American heart,
and it's time to stand and say:
I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Mom

A metal heart frame.
A closer look!
Today is my moms birthday. Although she went home to be with the Lord 13 years ago I still miss her and often wish I could talk to her once more. When I was younger she sewed all my clothes and this dress makes me think of one she made me when I was little. I hope if your mother is still with you that you will cherish the times you have  together. Now onto my card.
I love pink and green together, maybe it is the fact that it makes me think of spring. I love this cute little image from SC and I think the pink and green looks perfect with it. I added som liquid glass to the hearts and the hair bow. Liquid pearls to the little dots around her and a touch of Spica pen added lots of sparkle to this image. Some pretty paper lace and a sheer ribbon finish off my card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: It Was Mama
Who's the one who tied your shoe when you were young
And knew just when to come and see what you had done?
Mama, oh Mama
And who's the one who patched your eye and told you not to cry
'Cause he was too big for you to try?
Mama, Mama

Thursday, March 20, 2014

If At First You Don't Succeed....try, try, again!

 I had a terrible time trying to photograph this card. We are having a terrible thunder storm and the skies are dark and dreary. I kept trying but the reflective foil on the card didn't seem to like my camera either. I used this cute SC image and added just a bit of ribbon and a cute pearl flower. A few rhinestones and a bit of Stickles finished off this fun card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: West Side Story
Tonight, tonight
It all began tonight
I saw you and the world went away
Tonight, tonight
There's only you tonight
What you are, what you do, what you say


Haunted House?

Can you believe the first day of spring is here! This has seemed like a long hard winter and I am happy to see spring coming. I decided to use some pretty spring colors on this card. The pretty paper lace is from a I.O. die. The paper all came from my scrap box. I added some liquid pearls to the hanging banner, Stickles to the candle and liquid glass to the heart on her top. Two little plastic sparkle hearts finish off my card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenge:
My Song: Haunted House (Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs)
I just moved in my new house today
Moving was hard but I got squared away
When bells started ringing and chains rattled loud
I knew I'd moved in a haunted house

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dust Bunnies in My Head!

I Had such a terrible time with this card. I colored this SC image with Copics and then cut it out with the wrong die. Have you ever been mad and know there is nothing you can do about it. LOL....it seems this winter of sickness has left me with a case of dimwitted! I do hope my brain gets kicked back in gear soon! I and my grandson now have ear infections....it seems this winter will never be over. I think my house is filled with dust bunnies as I have not felt like doing a good through cleaning hence the title of my posting. I hope you are having a better week than I! LOL...and if anyone wants to come and clean the dust bunnies I will welcome the help!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song:  (Frozen)
Born of cold and winter air
And mountain rain combining
This icy force both foul and fair
Has a frozen heart worth mining
So cut through the heart, cold and clear
Strike for love and strike for fear
See the beauty, sharp and sheer
Split the ice apart
And break the frozen heart

Saturday, March 15, 2014

"It's All About The Hair!"

Can you believe that we are already in our third month of the year? Time is just flying by. It is time for another fun challenge at ABC....although I will admit is was a tough one for me. If you read my blog you will know that I always struggle with hair...and our challenge this time is "H" for Hair! LOL....it was a cruel joke on me! Our lovely sponsor is "Tillda Town (where you can find this adorable image) I must admit I am loving the new Magnolia images as they have more hair (is that weird or what?). I tried to keep my card CAS and concentrate on the image. I hope you will hop on over to ABC Challenge Blog and check out the lovely work of my teammates and enter our challenge....and if any of you want to leave me some tips on coloring hair...I am all ears...no wait...I am all hair...Oh, dear, this is not going right. Just play and have fun. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: The Cowsills (now I  am telling my age)

She asks me why
I'm just a hairy guy
I'm hairy noon and night
Hair that's a fright
I'm hairy high and low
Don't ask me why
Don't know
It's not for lack of bread
Like the Grateful Dead
Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Away With The Fairies!

I am fairly sure that you will want to join our  latest challenge at The Paper Shelter! (OK...I couldn't resist saying that!) If you haven't guessed yet our latest challenge is all about Fairies! If you don't have a favorite fairy to use then hop on over to The Paper Shelter Shop and  pick one of the adorable images and join in the fun! This is my particular favorite. I added a Magnolia Die cut flower, that I have had for several years. It is still one of my favorite dies.  Meanwhile at the Chapman household we had another round of sickness! This is the third one since Christmas and the first one lasted three weeks. This time I have ear infections, fever, sore throat. Then we got a call from the DIL and one of the grandsons we had kept for the week-end came down with pink eye. I am using far too much craft money for Dr. and RX's. I will be so glad when this winter is over! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Mercy Me
I've been the one to shake with fear
And wonder if You're even here
I've been the one to doubt Your love
I've told myself You're not enough
I've been the one to try and say
I'll overcome by my own shame
I've been the one to fall apart
And start to question who You are
You're the one who conquers giants
You're the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You're the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan's hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I am