Thursday, July 27, 2017

Better On Line



This is another stamped image that I colored about a year ago and had never made into a card. I originally felt I had her skin too dark. Now, I can live with it. Heehee! I colored this Tilda with Copics and my sentiment is cut with a die. I kept it simple but like the colors. A simple card to keep in the stash for when the need arrises!!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Better on Line (Brad Paisley)
I work down at the Pizza Pit
And I drive and old Hyundai
I still live with my mom and dad
I'm 5'3 and overweight
I'm a sci-fi fanatic
Mild asthmatic
Never been to 2nd base
But there's a whole another me
That you need to see
Go check out Myspace
'Cause online I'm down in Hollywood
I'm 6'5 and I look darn good
I drive a Maserati
I'm a black belt in Karate
And I love a good glass of wine
It turns girls on that I'm mysterious
I tell 'em I don't want nothing serious
'Cause even on a slow day I can have a three way
Chat with two women at one time
I'm so much cooler online
So much cooler online

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Two Week Challenge at The Paper Shelter



 My card using Josephine from The Paper Shelter

A closer look at Josephine!

A look at my foameran flowers! I need practice or a class!

 A pretty die cut from Heartfelt!
 The inside of my card!
I must admit when I saw this stamp I fell in love with it. I love the way she seems to be dreaming of that certain memory she left behind or maybe it is anticipation of what likes ahead. I colored her with Copics and this time I chose lavenders. They are always a challenge for me to work with. I just can't blend them like I like. My flowers (I hope you think they are pretty) are my first attempt working with foameran. Spica pen added a bit of sparkle here and there on the card. Small drops of glassy glass was used on the the flowers for dew drops and was also used on the binoculars and here necklace. The die cuts are from Heartfelt. This card is for our two week challenge at The Paper Shelter! It is a fabulous time for you to win, win, win. It is also a break for the DT from commenting. Hope you all will join in on the fun! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: My Heart Will Go On (Ciline Deon)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Water Color Class

At the Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup, Washington I took a water color class with   This was a new adventure for me as I had never water colored before. It was a fun and educational class and we created the above pictured card fronts in class. If you live in the Northwest I encourage you to attend the Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup. It was so much fun and we had the best companies teaching classes. Well worth your time and money!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Somewhere In Outerspace



I won this cute little stamp in a challenge several years ago. I apologize as I did not save it under the company name so I can not give credit where credit is due. It has been a fun stamp for little boy cards. I colored it with Copics and I added liquid glass for the window of the space ship. I used a die cut for the happy birthday and cut it twice, once in green and once in yellow. I used the negative on the yellow to make it look as if the space ship was flying over the moon. A fun quick card drawing from my stash of stamps I have colored for a bit. I hope you enjoy it! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Countdown Song 
Somewhere in outer space, God has prepared a place
For those who trust Him and obey
Jesus will come again, although we don't know when
The countdowns getting lower every day
10 and 9, and 8 and 7, 6 and 5  and 4
Call upon the Savior while you may
3 and 2 coming through, the clouds in bright array
The countdowns getting lower every day

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  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 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. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Something Special

 A closer look at the cute stamp!
The inside of my card!
I have had a pile of stamped images colored but never made into cards. Since I am having such a hard time since I broke my shoulder coloring for prolonged spaces of time (longer than 10 minutes) I decided to touch the coloring on this pile and make cards out of them.  This cute stamp is from The Paper Shelter. 
She is called "I Won" and can be found here! She is an older stamp but like most of the Stamps found at The Paper Shelter she is timeless. I will send her to someone who has accomplished something special. I colored her with Copics  and then added some glitter to her gown. Three frilly pearls and a a sheer ribbon finished off this card....my version of  CAS!  I hope everyone is having a great day.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Something Special (Gaither Trio)
When Jesus sent you to us we loved you from the start,
You were just a bit of sunshine from heaven to our hearts;
Not just another baby 'cause since the world began.
There's been something very special for you in His plan.
That's why He made you special, you're the only one of your kind,
God gave you a body and a bright healthy mind;
He had a special purpose that He wanted you to find,
So He made you something special, You're the only one of your kind.
I have a little sister who's not at all like me,
She can write a lovely poem, but I can climb a tree,
My brother, too, is diff'rent with freckles on his nose,
When my questions needed answers He's the one who knows,
My daddy mows the back yard, my mommy makes the bed,
My brother cleans his playroom, I see the dog gets fed;
And each one needs the other to help him through the day,
And love must be the reason God planned it just that way.

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