Saturday, April 11, 2015

EMPIRE featuring Jussie Smollet

We are in our 4th week continuing the EMPIRE Take Over Challenge at Scraps of Color.  Its due April 15th, but I don't want to procrastinate and miss out on all the actors.  This week digital image is Jussie Smollet known as Jamel, the middle son of Lucious and Cookie Lyons.  The challenge is a white party so the project must be predominately white and we must use the word ‘Beautiful’ in some form on the front of the card.  Both cards have quotes on the front with the word used.  Love the monochromatic look.  Can’t wait to see which actor  Robert Jackson will create for next week.




Entering in the following challenges:

Word ArtWednesday -  Inspirational Sentiment
Mema’sCrafts -  Anything Goes with a Twist Use a Die or Punch (hearts & Spellbinder die cuts)
Through theCraft Room Door – Anything Goes

Monday, April 6, 2015

EMPIRE featuring Bryshere Y. Gray

We are in our 3rd week continuing the EMPIRE Take Over Challenge at Scraps of Color featuring Bryshere Y. Gray.  He’s better known as Hakeem, the youngest son of Lucious and Cookie Lyons.  The challenge at SOC was to use the color gold and music notes in our projects.  I used gold Stickles and sheet music in both cards. 


The second card is a tribute to “Black Girls Rock”.  What an Amazing show Sunday evening.  India Arie and Janelle Monae  are also images by Robert Jackson that I added with Hakeem.  Robert Jackson can ROCK a digi image!  Don’t you think?  This was also my Design Team project for Scraps of Color E:Spire. I challenged the readers to be an inspiration to the girls in their community and create something from the heART.  It can be a card, tag, canvas, whatever.  'A creative girl is a genius.'


Entering the 1st card in the following challenges:
Scraps of Color – Challenge 6  Use Your Stash:  Brads, Eyelets and other Metal things (metal clock and arrows)
Memas Crafts – April Anything Goes with a twist ‘Use a Die or a Punch (note paper edge punch)
MOJO Monday – sketch challenge

Monday, March 30, 2015

EMPIRE featuring Trai Byers

We’re continuing the EMPIRE Take Over Challenge at Scraps Of Color featuring Trai Byers Andre.  I am bringing you two more creations.  The first card represents the struggle with his faith.  Although a business man totally devoted to his father Lucious EMPIRE, Andre finally seeks GOD!  The challenge at SOC was to use a die cut and spiritual or encouraging sentiment.  My die cut is a Sizzix file folder.  The sentiment is by Eureka word art.  Inside the file folder is the hymn ‘Saved Saved’.  Both images of course are by the one and only Robert Jackson.



The second card reflects his new love.  Yes it is no longer a rumor.  Trai Byers ‘Andre’ is officially dating Grace Gealey ‘Anika’.  The die cut used is a heart and the scripture is one of my favorites.  I wanted to use the double heart metal to define their love. Ready for the 3rd image?  Come back next week!!!!!



Entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday – Scripture
Crafty Calendar Challenge – Add Some Metal 
Craft For the Craic – BINGO (image, more than 2 layers, die cut)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

EMPIRE Take Over Challenge at SOC

What a great 1st season for EMPIRE!  We are continuing the intense excitement at Scraps of Color with challenges from Mary Joyce at Scraps of Color.   The images are all created by the one and only talented Robert Jackson.  Our first image is Grace Gealey or Anika better known as Boo Boo Kitty as only Cookie can call her.  This challenge can be intense as well.  You must complete the first image with the challenge before you get the next image.  The challenge for Anika was to include red lip stick, bling and make it elegant.  I had two scenes in mind: The red carpet and the scene with her and Hakeem, which was WAY over the top for me.  After posting the image on SOC, I added stickles to make the carpet pop on this side card.


I purchased a jewelry kit from Michaels and after making a necklace, earrings and bracelet, I had a few more micro beads left.  That inspired my idea to make the beads that Lucious pulled back and saw…….. Remember when? 


Now the anticipation for us is to see which actor Robert Jackson will release next!  Stop by each week.  You’ll be in for a treat.

Entering in the following challenges:
Hambo Challenges - Folded Fun    
Papertake Weekly – A Cut Above (die cut musical notes, fussing cut image
Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sisterhood Month

This is my Design Team post for Scraps of Color E:spire.  My sorority Delta Sigma Theta celebrates Sisterhood the entire month of March.  We have a calendar filled with events to fellowship, reclaim, and perform kind gestures.  It’s so great to reach out to a sister, especially one you don’t normally see or hear from.  Although we have many programs for the community, we end the month with a special activity just for us to focus on our physical, mental and spiritual well being.  I love my sorority.  Oh just to be a Delta Girl.

Supplies:
Royal Langnickel Violet and Lemon Yellow watercolor ink
Kimberly watercolor pencils
Ranger Ink - Gold acrylic paint
Americana acrylic paint
Making Memories sticky mesh
Recollections wacky tape
Prima flowers
Recollection bling

Close up of symbols

Flowers were colored with Violet watercolor paint and centered with Lemon yellow.

Love making the pyramids!

Thanks for stopping by.  I welcome your comments.

Monday, March 2, 2015

C'est Magnifique Winner!!!

I love pizza and when I  open the box to smell the aroma....Mmmm mmm good.  When I open a pizza box and SEE Scrappy items....I  SCREAM!  Check out the prize I received from C'est Magnifique for winning their January challenge.  Look at the pretty items and you should check out their website to see how their Design Team used it.  Blue is not a color I use normally so I'm extremely excited to play with these items.  Well I'm logging off to create.  Check back later this week to see how I used everything and I mean everything in this kit.  Time to play!



Friday, February 6, 2015

GO RED FOR WOMEN!

This is my Design Team post for Scraps of Color E:Spire.  I'm making tags for my sorority sisters of Delta Sigma Theta and decided I would add a few digital images by Robert Jackson on them for inspiration.  Tags are a joy to make and the perfect opportunity to use my scraps.  The first one was inspired by National Go Red For Women Month!  I tried on three red suits today.  The first one said, "Really", the second said, "I'm uncomfortable", and the third said, "Yes".  I immediately got my exercise tape out and worked out!  Time out for excuses.

 This tag was inspired by GO RED FOR WOMEN!  I want to be healthy and exercise is a priority.

Sharing some embellishments I'm using to make my next batch of tags.  I recycle African American stamps I receive to use for Black History month projects.  They always come in handy.






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