So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Sunday, March 4, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Before getting to today's challenge I want to send a big thank you to all of you who took the time to join us for our first Hop. I was excited to have some new followers and enjoyed reading all of your comments. Now as for the winners....they are posted on the Chalk-Ah-Lot blog. All of the names from my blog were placed in a bowl and the name drawn was :
                     Purple Card LadyMar 1, 2012 01:08 PM who said....
                                                       Lovely creation! TFS!
Here is what to do if you are a winner: email Craftyscrapper2@yahoo.com putting blog hop  winner in the subject line and include your mailing address.


Mini Stamp sets Barbara's & Martha's Prize   Purple Card Lady & Rachel B
Buzz N Magic Glue Cindy's Prize Barbara
Buzz N Magic Paint Jennifer's Prize  Lorrie Jonas
Cloud Stencil Tammylee's Prize   karen In Houston
Lined Grid Katie's Prize     Sunshine Honeybee
Set of 2 Metallic chalks Tameko's Prize  Creatively His
Challenge prize set of 4 chalks   Tsunami Rose
Please email me at
Please put blog hop winner subject line and include your mailing address.

This is for the Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge to use chalk with glue. It is so truly amazing what this chalk will do!! * Here is the place to enter your challenge!

I used Passionate Pink cs by GKD and white cs by GKD. The white was embossed with a Paper Studio embossing folder, GEO Flowers. I then mixed chalk with glue and painted in each of the flowers, wiped off the excess and when all the flowers were done covered the whole thing with stardust chalk and glue mixed and then wiped off. Doesn't show real well in the picture but it does give a shiny background look.

The umbrella which is a Stamp N Plus Scrap N stamp was painted with chalk and glue mixed, accented with Sakura glitter pens and then cut out and popped on the frton. The sentiment (also from Stamp N Plus Scrap N0 is stamped in Blue Danube Memento ink and cut out with Ribbon Tags Trio by Spellbinders.

The corners of the white is punched with flowers, added some flower rads, ribbon and buttons and a bow and April Showers Bring May Flowers!!

Looking forward to your creation of chalk with glue and this week the prize is a set of 4 chalks! So get creative and show us what you can do!

This is entered in Gingerloft Challenge Spring


  1. Awesome card!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft's Challenge.


    Sherry - DT

  2. What a cute card, Barbara! I love this embossing folder! You selected the perfect colors for the umbrella! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  3. Hi Barb: Your card is so bright and "spring like" and your technique came out great! It is sure to bring a smile to whomever receives it.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Stamping Hugs,

  4. Pretty Spring look to your card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Love it Barb! Another great job on your project.

  6. This card looks great. I like how you have colored in the embossed image. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players.

  7. Hi Barbara, I live in Oregon and I definitely relate Spring with RAIN, so I am loving your umbrella! The embossing folder is beautiful and I love the corner rounder accent punch, as well as the addition of the flower brads sprinkled throughout the card. So many fun things on your card! Thanks for joining in the Spring challenge at The Paper Players!


  8. Barbara, what a fabulous saying for spring. I love your embossed folder and your beautifully colored umbrella. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  9. Very pretty Barbara! I really like how you added the color to the embossed background and the fun paper piecing on the umbrella. Such a cheerful card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  10. Darling card Barbara! The colors are so bright and cheery as is the adorable umbrella! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  11. Hi Barbara
    love ur card :). the colors are bright and cheerful.
    thanx for joining us at gingerloft chanllenges :)