Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Anything Goes ....Challenge!

Image -- "Summer Attitude"

 A  closer look at the details
A cute charm....

The inside...with no sentiment yet!

I don't know about the rest of you in blog land but this has been a very busy summer for the Chapman household. We seem to race from one crises to another. My brother-in-law just had a full knee replacement. We have had illness, funerals and illness. This week we are helping our son an DIL in renovating their home they just purchased. Everyone is hot and tired at the end of the day and ready for bed. It doesn't leave much time to create. August is quickly approaching and it is always the month that I am ready for cooler weather. We have smoke and more smoke hanging in our valley form fires. Last night we had a thunder storm with lots of lightening and wind but little rain.  Enough complaining ...on to my card. This is such a fun image "Summer Attitude"  and perfect image  for our challenge "Anything Goes" at The Paper Shelter Challenge
It is also a double team participation so both "A" and "B" teams will try and inspire you. (And there is some lovely inspiration by my teammates). I hope you will take time from your busy summer to join us and play along. You could be the next winner of $30.00  to spend at The Paper Shelter !! Be sure and check out the lovely new images available. There is something for everyone!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Alan Jackson
Well, I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
About workin' all summer just to try an' earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby, to try to get a date
My boss says, "No dice, son, you gotta work late"

Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do
'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"P" is for Pearls

Are you ready for a fun challenge on this hot summer day? Our letter is "P" for pearls! Our lovely sponsor is The Paper Shelter. I love the wide variety of images and papers they offer, I saw this die from   on one of Julie Prices cards and I had to order me one. It seemed perfect for a pearl card! I had so much fun making this card that I decided to make two! LOL!
Here is my second card!

As you can see there are just minor changes in this card but they are both different. I hope you will join us at ABC Challenge and while you are at it grab a few images from The Paper Shelter! You will love coloring them as much as I do! Who knows you may be  a winner and get to shop for free!
I am entering these cards at the following challenges:
My Song: Ooh, La La
Yeah, mmm, yeah
She's just minding her own business
Come on, ooh
She wandered by, taking her time
She'd stop to window shop
Saw his reflection in the glass
He passed his eyes on me
If you've got something to say, girl
Don't walk away, girl, give me a good reaction
If you've got something to say, boy
I ain't got all day, boy, go ahead, ask me a question
Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, oh
Here comes love
La la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, oh


Friday, July 4, 2014

A Thank You To Real Life Heros

Because it is the 4th of July today, I wanted to share a card with a couple of Mo Manning images.

A friend of mine asked me to make a card for her son who had just received a promotion.
I chose to go back in time for the card. She has a picture of her son when he was small in an outfit much like this little guy. Since he has a little sister I thought merging the two images would make a great card. My friend cried (happy tears) when she saw the card. It made my day and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to make a card for a real life hero. Thank you Mike Henderson because of you I can live free in the country I love.

 I had to make this card up to give to Mike also. I had fun making these cards. I hope as you celebrate your 4th of July you will thank a vet an pray for all the men and women who put their selves in  harms way for each of us.
I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
My Song:
I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
Born on the Fourth of July
I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart
She's my Yankee Doodle joy
Yankee Doodle came to London
Just to ride the ponies
I am the Yankee Doodle Boy

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Peaches and Photo Inspiration!

 A closer  look at my image!
 Wooden butterflies and rhinestones.
 Another look!

I was so excited to see this lovely Image from THE PAPER SHELTER! You can find this lovely image here!
this week our fun challenge is a photo inspiration! Use the beautiful colors in this photo to create an entry for our challenge. Remember "IF" you use a fabulous Paper Shelter image you could win $30 to spend in the store and that will buy you many beautiful images! 
Now for my card, I loved this image from the moment I saw it. I grew up in this beautiful valley that I now live in. When I was a child through my teen years I worked in the local orchards to make money for school. Picking peaches always came at the end of summer and often I could only work on week-ends as school had started before the peaches were ripe enough to pick. I still remember the itchy peach fuzz but the peaches were so yummy. I colored my image with Copics and added some wooden butterflies that I also colored with Copics. I added a bit of Stickles to the edge of the butterflies wings and pearls to the center. I also added some pretty rhinestones to show movement of the butterflies. A pretty bit of lace and a dotted ribbon finish off this fun card. Don't you love the sweet face on this cute image? Please join us for this fun challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Trisha Yearwood
Katie's sittin' on the old front porch
Watchin' the chickens peck the ground
There ain't a whole lot goin' on tonight
In this one-horse town
Over yonder comin' up the road
In a beat-up Chevy truck
Her boyfriend Tommy, he's layin' on the horn
Splashin' through the mud and the muck
Her daddy says he ain't worth a lick
When it comes to brains, he got the short end of the stick
But Katie's young and man, she just don't care
She'd follow Tommy anywhere
She's in love with the boy
She's in love with the boy
She's in love with the boy
And even if they have to run away
She's gonna marry that boy someday

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Orange You Glad You Saw This?

A closer look at the image!
Those orange flowers!
Ok! I just couldn't resist that little play on words for our next challenge at ABC CHALLENGE! The challenge is "O" for "Orange". That's right! We want to see lot's of orange on your card....must be predominately orange! Our lovely sponsor is "Stamp and Create" an if you haven't checked out all the lovely items in their shop click on the link and you will find so many lovely things that you HAVE to have!
This image is SC image and I loved playing with the orange colors with her! I have had these lovely plastic flowers in my stash for a long time...although in the picture they look more of an amber color...but IRL they are orange! I kept everything pretty simple in this card with just a few pearls and liquid pearls! You must hop over to the ABC Challenge Blog and check out my teammates lovely creations...guarantee they will inspire you!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Your A Pirate!
Do what you want, ‘cause a pirate is free,
Yar har, fiddle di dee,
Being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want ‘cause a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I Love My Daughter

 A closer look!
 My Card Front
The inside of my card!

 Although my daughter's birthday was in June I had to share my card creation for her. This lovely image is from Saturated Canary. I did change the sentiment on the little sign to fit the occasion. I loved the use of the vivid pink papers and the black check together. the inside of my card is a free sentiment from "Gingers House! I love this sentiment and you can use it in so many ways.  I added some homemade flowers and pink pearls. I hope you like this special card. Have a blessed Sunday!

My Song: My Little Girl (Tim McGraw)
Gotta hold on easy as I let you go.
Gonna tell you how much I love you, though you think you already know.
I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm.
You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.
You're beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Summer is flying by so fast that it will soon be back to school time. I was surprised to see that the stores are already promoting "Back To School Sales". I live in a small town and back to school also means fund raisers and cute little school kids coming to the door trying to raise money for their schools. It also brings my families favorite Girl Scout cookies! I just had to smile when I saw this Darling image from THE PAPER SHELTER!
If you haven't checked out their images lately I hop you will click on this link here . I am working hard to try and  get all the new images colored but there are so many fabulous ones that I am having a hard time keeping caught up. I added some Stickles around the image to give her a bit of sparkle. I still haven't decided on a sentiment, but I may make it into a thinking of you card and include a box of girl scout cookies for a deserving friend.  
I am entering this card at the following  challenges:
My Song:
Make new friends, but keep the old.
One is silver, the other is gold.
A circle is round, it has no end.
That's how long, I will be your friend.
(I have wonderful memories of my daughter singing this song with her sweet voice!)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just for Fun!

 A look at my homemade pansy's!
 My fun little card!
A closer look at the image.

I took some time today to play a bit with a new image called "Pink Dolls". I will say she was a bigger challenge to color than I first thought she would be. I finally managed to sort out what was what and dealt with the shadows that had been provided. This was my end result. I had trouble coloring the hair with all the shadows, but  I preserved. I am not happy with the results but it was the best I could manage today. I added liquid glass to her specs. I used Stickles to add a bit of sparkle around her and to the butterflies. I made my pansies by punching out small circles and coloring them. I glued them an then added a rhinestone to the center. I thought they turned out kind of cute. I hope you enjoy this card. I had a great time playing today!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Anne Boleyn
In the Tower of London, large as life,
   The ghost of Anne Boleyn walks, they declare.
   For Anne Boleyn was once King Henry's wife,
   Until he had the headsman bob her hair.
   Oh, yes, he did her wrong long years ago,
   And she comes back at night to tell him so.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Anything But A Card-Promise!

Warning......lots of pictures

 Another view....
 And another.....
 The box I altered.
 before and after
A close up of the lovely image!
Those of you that know me well know that I do not like to alter things. It is just so hard for me to make something look fabulous. I see all the wonderful creations around blog land and wonder why I can't do that. But when I try the project never looks right to me. (I shudder at the thought of having to do an explosion box.) LOL! Anyway, sometimes we are "FORCED" to step out of our comfort zone. So, I am expecting those of you who have the same affliction that I have to give our challenge at "The Paper Shelter" a try! I have several boxes like this that I purchased from Oriental Trading. I made this box into a little Post It Note holder with a tiny calendar attached. I plan on giving it to a friend and hope she will enjoy it.  I look forward to seeing your lovely creations! 
I am entering this  box at the following challenges:
My Song:  I Am A Promise
I am a promise
I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital "P"
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin' to hear God's voice
And I am tryin' to make the right choice
I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be.
I can go anywhere that He wants me to go
I can be anything He wants me to be
I can climb the high mountains
I can cross the wide sea
I'm a great big promise you see!

Sunday, June 15, 2014


 Love this cute image from Mo Manning! When I saw that ABC Challenge had chosen "Nautical" as our theme I knew I would have to use this cute image. Our lovely sponsor is Wild Orchard Crafts! So you will want to play along this week for a chance to win a fabulous prize. I used Copics to color my image. I had a fun little compass stamp that I grabbed from a dollar bin at a craft store. I stamped, colored and framed it and then added liquid glass. It shines so nice it looks like a button. All of my beautiful flowers are from our lovely sponsor Wild Orchard Crafts. Be sure and check out there lovely selection. I also added some pearls a bit of Stickles and some tiny sea shells.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Mary Ann
All day all night is Mary Ann,

Down by the seaside, sifting sand.
Even little children love Mary Ann,
Down by the seaside, sifting sand.

Oh, when she walks long the shore people all she greets,

Wild birds fly her over and fish come to her feet.
In her heart there's love but I'm the only man,
Who's allowed to kiss my, oh Mary Ann.

All day all night is Mary Ann,

Down by the seaside, sifting sand.
Even little children love Mary Ann,
Down by the seaside, sifting sand.

A closer look at the image!

My lovely flowers from Wild Orchard Crafts!

My cute little compass!

Pearls and sea shells!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Computer woes!

Just to let everyone know. I have my computer in to visit the 'Computer Dr.'  I am trying to use computers here and there when I can get the time, but will be a bit quiet for a few days. At least through Tuesday! It is terrible being without a computer! LOL! Have a great week-end everyone!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Flower Power

 The cute image!
 My card
 Taken with flash?
Another look at the image

 The pretty pearls and butterflies
Don't you just love this pretty image from The Paper Shelter. She has such a sweet innocent face. Our fun filled challenge is "Flower Power". My lovely flower is from Tattered Lace (die cut). It is multiple layers and I added Stickles to to various parts to make my flower sparkle. The swirl, leaves and buds all come with the flower die. The butterflies are a Cherry Lynn die and I added pearls and Stickles to them. I hope you will join us for this fun challenge and that you are enjoying spring wherever you are!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: The Beatles
Love, love, love
There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy
Nothing you can make that can't be made
No one you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It's easy
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Let's Hear It For America! ABC Monochromatic Challenge Card

 A closer look!
 Another monochromatic card!
 A closer look
 f aux stitched stars. 
ABC Challenge is Monochromatic such lovely cards are created with a monochromatic scheme.  I realize I might just be rushing the 4th of July but I had to have a go at coloring this cute image from our lovely sponsor "Kenny K"! I love these beautiful shades of golden browns and of course the golden bling, and the platinum glitter add to the beauty of the card. The large stars are punched with SU punches and the tiny ones on the first card are actually metal stars. I used Spica on the had and her clothing to add sparkle. White gel pen for the stitching. I struggled with the hair. I have to get started on my Kit and Clowder coloring classes. I hoping you will see a vast improvement in my coloring. My lovely ribbon came from my BFF Wendy and is from Stamping Up. I will probably save this card for my BIL.  I hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge. I wonder what color you will choose?
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Yankee Doodle Dandy
I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my uncle Sam's
Born on the Fourth of July
I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart
She's my Yankee Doodle joy
Yankee Doodle came to London
Just to ride the ponies
I am a Yankee Doodle bo