Wednesday, March 21, 2018


My just turned 4 year old grandson is staying with me today. He wanted to make a card for his Mommy and since her birthday is on April Fool's Day and Easter this year he wanted it to have all three things in the card. He used die cuts and liquid pearls (his very favorite things to use) to make this cute card. The paper all came from the scrap bin I think he did a great job don't you?

His Song: Mama (B.J. Thomas)
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, Ma-a-ma
And who's the one you didn't need to plead
To give her time to the Little League?
It was Mama, oh, ma-a-a-ma-a-a
And who's the one who gave her shoulder
When you told her your first love was over she'd met someone older
Mama, Mama
It was Mama, my ma-a-a-ma-a-a
Ma-a-ma, oh ma-a-ma
Who's the one who taught you obligation then dedication result graduation?
Mama, Mama
And who's the one who's shown the friends you've known
A home away from home when they were tired and all alone?
Mama, Mama
And who's the one who held a tear inside
When you introduced your future bride?
And who's the one who didn't mean to cry
As you walked down the aisle, the tears you saw her smile
Mama, oh, Mama
Ma-a-m-a-a, my Ma-a-ma-a
It was Ma-a-m-a-a

Easter Time

A closer look!
Cute Easter buttons!
The inside of my card!
Are you ready for Easter? Do you have a special tradition you do at Easter? We will attend church and then have a late lunch together. While the table is being cleared we will hide the Easter eggs. It really isn't much of a tradition but the joy of being together as a family means the most to me.  We are also having a challenge at The Paper Shelter! This time we want to see your Easter Time creations! I chose "Candy Bunny" for my card! You can find her and a wide array of lovely stamps at The Paper Shelter!  I hope you all have a lovely Easter and you take time to give thanks for all you have been given! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song: Because He Lives (Kristin Chenowith)
God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives

Monday, March 12, 2018

Bloom Where You Are Planted

It has been fun to be able to get back and color again! My shoulder is mending and other than lifting weight over my head I can do almost everything I did before my injury a year ago in February (2017)! Having said that I am struggling with my coloring. I feel like I have never touched Copics in my life and 'flicking' is a challenge for me! But, this beautiful new stamp from Cute as A Button
called "Bloom Where You Are Planted" I just love her and of course tulips are my favorite flower! The cute little ribbon holder came from an old purse I was getting rid of as it was falling apart. But, I had to recycle this pretty part. I added a few pearls and rhinestones to dress it up but for the most part I let the stamp be the focal part! 
I hope you enjoy this card and please be sure and check out Cute As A Button shop for some fabulous unique stamps!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Bloom Where You're Planted 
“Bloom where you are planted,”
My grandmother once said to me.
“Bloom where you are planted
So that you can be all you can be
Storms will come,
And lightening will strike
But don’t let the joys of this life pass you by.
Bloom where you are planted,
And one day you will see
That you are who God created you to be.”

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Let It Be Spring

I don't know about where you are from but Spring in Idaho means rain! I really don't mind the rain, in fact I enjoy it! I know it's strange but that is just the way I am! How about you what is your weather like?
It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! Our theme is "Let It Be Spring"! So wow us with your fabulous spring creations. Remember you can win a fabulous stamp or stamps if you use a  stamp from The Paper Shelter.  I chose "Drizzle" digital stamp for my card! I think she is so cute! There are some awesome sales going on at The Paper Shelter ! So click on my link and check them out! 
I colored this cute stamp with Copics. I tried to keep the same colors going from the paper to the colored image! I die cut my sentiment and added some pretty rhinestones from Queen & Co.!
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 
My Song: Who'll Stop The Rain (Creedence Clearwater)
As long as I remember
The rain's been comin' down
Clouds of mystery pourin'
Confusion on the ground
Good men through the ages
Tryin' to find the sun
And I wonder, still I wonder
Who'll stop the rain

Friday, February 16, 2018

Love Is Still In The Air!

It seems as if I have been gone forever! As many of you know I had my second surgery on my shoulder in November. I spent the holiday season in a immobilizing sling. So, this is one of my first colors since I  began  physical therapy to move my arm.  It was a struggle for me and not my best job, but the digi stamp from Cute as a Button is adorable and it helped to inspire me to keep going! The Cute As A Button Stamp I used is called Kisses! You can find her by clicking on the link and you can also check out all the other cute stamps available! 

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 the others available at
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My Song: If That Isn't Love (Elvis)
He left the splendor of heaven
Knowing His destiny
Was the lonely hill of Golgotha
There to lay down His life for me
And if that isn't love
Then the ocean is dry
There's no stars in the sky
And the little sparrows can't fly
Yeah if that isn't love
Then heaven's a myth
There's no feeling like this
If that isn't love

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Birthday!

 A closer look at the stamp!
 The inside of my card!
Today is a special day at the Chapman household! It is my husbands birthday! He missed being a valentine baby by one day! So happy birthday Steve! I am using a a sweet digi stamp from Cute As A Button! I thought she was the perfect touch for a birthday/valentine card! I used a new die from Spellbinders to frame her and cut the additional corner piece to layer the corners! I hope you have a special day also! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Happy Birthday! 
Happy Birthday to you
may God's love grow in you
may the Lord bless and keep you
in all that you do
Happy Birthday to you
To Jesus be true.
May God's richest blessing
Be yours the year through!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Your Love Is Enough!****

I just had to color another of the Cute As A Button new releases! This

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Faith And Love!

Another look at my card!
 A closer look at my stamp!
It is time for a new reveal of the latest stamps at Cute As A Button! Of course, the newest stamps are Love and Faith filled! This cute stamp is called "Protected By Faith" and you can find this sweet stamp at Cute As A Button Designs! 
I am still struggling with the use of my arm and my coloring reflects it. I am going to keep working at improving so I hope you all will bear with me. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song: Believe (Josh Grogan)
Children sleeping, snow is softly falling
Dreams are calling like bells in the distance
We were dreamers not so long ago
But one by one we all had to grow up
When it seems the magic's slipped away
We find it all again on Christmas day

Believe in what your heart is saying
Hear the melody that's playing
There's no time to waste
There's so much to celebrate
Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly
You have everything you need
If you just believe

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

For The One I Love!

It is time for another challenge at The Paper Shelter! Our challenge this week is "For the One I Love"! That's right we want to see a card for someone you love! I chose "Casual Boy" and "Annabelle" stamps and then merged the stamps. They make me smile when I see them. They remind me of my husband and I forty-five years ago! I had the long hair and the bell bottom jeans and my husband had the 'long' hair of that day. LOL! I hope you will join in on the fun this week and pick a stamp or two that reflects your "For The One I Love". 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song: This Is Dedicated To The One I Love (Mamas and the Papas)
While I'm far away from you my baby
I know it's hard for you my baby
Because it's hard for me my baby
And the darkest hour is just before dawn
Each night before you go to bed my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
And tell all the stars above
This is dedicated to the one I love

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"In The Blue"

A closer look!
The inside of my card!
I have a hard time taking pictures right now. I wish this picture was better because my card looks so much better IRL! LOL! This is one of my favorite digi stamps from The Paper Shelter! She is called Josephine and can be found here! Our challenge this week is "In The Blue". A friend of mine gave me a 'ton' of lace. Thank you Dianne! I am sending her this card with some of her pretty lace on it!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Somewhere Out There (Linda Ronstead)
Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight
Someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight
Somewhere out there someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another in that dream somewhere out there
And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishin' on the same bright star
And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky
Somewhere out there, if love can see us through
Then we'll be together somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"Let It Snow"!

Good morning! I hope you are having a great start to 2018! Mine started off with this cute guy! He is adorable don't you think! I ordered him from Cynthia Golden you can find her on facebook here! She makes and sells this cute little guy and he would make a wonderful present for your family, friends, co-workers, teachers, or yourself! She is so nice to deal with and she does such a nice job that he is well worth the money! (It's a steal!) So, come on and show a new crafter some love and encouragement! Contact Cynthia by PM on facebook and get your snowman for this coming will be here before you know it! LOL!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Beginnings!

Happy New Year! Yes, I know I am late saying this but you have to remember I am just beginning to get back the use of my right arm. It is time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter!
This challenge is "New Beginnings" so use your imagination and show us your 'New Beginnings'! I chose "Science" for this challenge.  I dream of the day that cancer will be eradicated from our world. Who knows this 'new beginning' may just occur in my life time! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: When We Pray (Tauren Wells)
People hurting, people broken
Beaten down and feeling hopeless
Wonder if it’s gonna always be this way
Who will speak up for the captive
Show some love and heal a past that
Binds the wounds we think will never go away
But what if we could be a people on our knees
As one before the King
'Cause we believe
All the world starts changing
When the church starts praying
Strongholds start to break
Oh, when we pray
Prison walls start shaking
At the sound of praising
Nothing stays the same
Oh, when we pray
Oh, when we pray

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

And The Winner Is!!!

What a great blog hop we have had. Thank you all who participated. As you know one person who commented on my blog was chosen to win a prize from The Paper Shelter!

Are you ready? The Winner is Kathy A. at
Congratulations Kathy and be sure and follow the instructions at our challenge blog
to claim your prize!

My thanks to all who have been kind enough to take time out of their busy days to leave kind comments on my blog! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Thank you Shirley Nelson for being such a wonderful team leader and thank you Veronica our talented artist and owner of The Paper Shelter for all the lovely stamps to work with!

Take A Walk

 A closer look at the digi stamp!
 Die cuts and faux stitching!
 Ribbons and pretty string!

The inside of my card!
Good morning and Merry Christmas to everyone! We are having a three week challenge at The Paper Shelter challenge blog! Our fearless leaders Shirley and Marie will be commenting but all my team mates will be taking time with their families! I have chosen the lovely digi "Follow The Stars" from The Paper Shelter for my card. She is a fun color and I wish that I could take better photos as these pictures do not show all the fun sparkle! The theme for our challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Anything Goes"! It doesn't get better than that! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

May the New Year bring you blessings!
My Song: Take a Walk Through Bethlehem (Trisha Yearwood)
The city's decorated up for Christmas
All the stores are open late tonight
People hurry through the frozen streets
I take a walk.
Every child has a thousand wishes
Every window has a thousand lights
Every soul has a need for peace
I take a walk.
There's a star that still outshines the night
You can find it if you close your eyes
And see the light.
Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk through Bethlehem.
Every night another TV special
Merchants counting down the shopping days
But something's missing underneath the tree
I take a walk.
'Cause every heart longs for more than tinsel
Something more than just a holiday
Come and celebrate the baby King
Let's take a walk.
You don't have to travel anywhere
Faith and hope and love will bring you there
Bring you there.
Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk through Bethlehem...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Paper Shelter Blog Hop!

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 7th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from Julie Price's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commentator a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.
My card for Birthday/Celebrations!
I have chosen the lovely Coconut for my card!
We are having dreary cold weather so this card should bring on a sunny celebration!
I used a die to frame my digi stamp and added some pretty rhinestones for some bling! 
A flower to finish off my card's warm, sunny feel added some balance to the bottom of the card! 
 A closer look at my beautiful digi stamp!
 The inside of my card!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
From here you will need to hop on over to Lilibet's. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.
Patty Sue 2