Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sun Art "SunFlower" aired 4-20-2014 on CBS Sunday Morning show!

Sun Art "SunFlower"
 aired 4-20-2014 on 
CBS Sunday Morning show! 
Prismacolor pencil and Gamsol
by Betsy Chaplin

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Promises kept!

 Here is a short story.... true through and through!

We have been talking amongst ourselves about sunshine in our FB Art Challenge Gallery group.  It brought to mind this memory.

When I was 9, I skipped school on my birthday, Feb 21! It was to be very warm that day... upper 60s and I did not want to be in school for it.  I live in Ohio and for those that live here you would think that to be a fictitious story if ever you heard one.

But it was not only upper 60s that day.. it went into the 70s. It was a most beautiful day but I had played hookie that day. Our parents were gone on a conference trip and we had some older folks watching us. I loved these 2 like grandparents. But Mrs. Bayshore, made me stay in bed all the day. Even when my sisters had come home form school, she told me that she did not want the others to get my sickness. I tried to convince her that I was magically all better but she heard not a word. So the day went by, I could only enjoy the day from my bedroom window. I cried, and I cried that day.... the temps fell again the next day, and I was not happy about missing that most perfect day.

I never played hookie again the rest of my life, including school, and work. Every Birthday, during the week of my celebration, it has always gotten above 50, at least one beautiful sunshiny day for me to enjoy. It is my promise that spring will be here soon, and I shall be able to endure!

 Look at your extended forecast and you will see we have temps in the 50s next week.. followed by dipping temps! 

My mom told me once when I was an adult, never make pacts with God you don't intend to keep. Though I was a child when I spoke with God that day, asking him to always make my birthday a beautiful time if I promised never to play hookie again. I have never gone back on that promise and God has always blessed me with what I feel is a beautiful day for my birthday! Sort of having a present from God every year!

May all your days shine bright, may all your wishes come true and always above anything be true to your self!
And as my mother would say. "never make a pact with God that you do not intend to keep because God keeps his promises!!!!"
Wishing you many blessings during my week of celebration!

story and  photography by Betsy Chaplin

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Memories Freebie Give Away

Free "My Memories" Give Away

 "MyMemories Suite is the #1 rated scrapbook software. 
Not only is it affordable and fun, it’s also extremely easy. 
Whether you’re new to digital scrapbooking or a seasoned pro, 
MyMemories Suite is the perfect digital scrapbooking software to use."

And for a limited time you can get this software


by clicking on the links and using the promo code 


October 15 til the 22nd 

These are a few pages that I have made using the

 "My Memories Suite"

There are many wonderful creators that have premade pages for sale, 
some for free and by using this program you can make your own pages. 
Great tutorials and wonderful tech support!

Leave a comment and a blog link  that you have received this magnificent software so that I can see what you have created! 
Thanks for stopping by!!!
~ Betsy~  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Want to make pretty DIGI scrapbook page like this one... check back here tomorrow.. for a free code to My Memories Software!!! FREE!!!!

Want to make pretty DIGI  scrapbook page like this one... 
check back here tomorrow.. 
for a free code to My Memories Software!!!  FREE!!!!

Give away tomorrow 10-15-2013

Calling all Scrapbookers , Card makers, Artistic creators
Happy October!
TOMORROW _ October 15 to October 22
It is time for a little treat for you …free software! For one week I will be including in my blog post and any of my followers can download My Memories Suite Version 4 ($40 value) for free by using that code! The promo code will be valid for one week and the best part is there is no limit to the number of my followers that can download the software for free.
be sure and leave a note on my blog page that you got your freebie!!!
remember you wont find the code today..... have to come back Tuesday!!!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

A day creating with my sister Deana! Learning to paint on glass!

My sister Deana and I took a make and take , learning to paint on glass class a few weekends ago. These are our glasses! Deanas is the Pointsettia. 
We always have such a wonderful time together!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

 Submission for the Art Challenge  at Art Challenge Gallery
*double click picture to make larger

Sentimental Journey

Photograph by Joshua Rohr
Graphic Art by Betsy Chaplin