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.

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


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.

Friday, January 9, 2015

One Word 2015

Patience is my One Word for 2015.  How many times have I heard, "Patience is a Virtue"?  I've been exercising it since late August. Trying to practice self control and not complain. I know God has a plan for my life and is preparing me for my next career.  I just want to be obedient, because His promise will be fulfilled.  When I received my Spellbinder window die cut, it reminded me of a song, "God will pour you out a Window of Blessings that you won't have room to receive.  I'm claiming it.

DCWV - The Lemon Flower Stash
Bazzill 12x12 cardstock
Webster Pages - paper
Recollections - Flourish
Spellbinders -Window 2
Michael's - Flowers
Heidi Grace - Metal pebbles
Jenni Bowlin - Number stickers
TCW - Texturized stencil
Archival Brilliance - Graphite Black ink
Adirondack metallic acrylic paint- Gold Dabber
C'est Magnifique January 2015 sketch
January Sketch Challenge!

 My Word

 This scripture keeps me focused and gives me hope for a brighter future that He has in store.

Entering in the following challenges:
C'est Magnifique - January Sketch
Scrap-Challenge-YOUrself - Challenge #14 One Word
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #165 Uplifting Sentiment
Scrap our Stash - January Stash Challenge #22 TWINE
Tape Measure under my photo,
Window die cut my new item,
Inked edges
Numbers 2015 at the bottom,
Eyelets on the top of my photo

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Mini Altered Chalkboard Easels

This is my Design Team post for Scraps of Color E:spire.  While I was going through my stash I found some 3D stickers I wanted to get rid of since I've had them over 10 years. I did what I call a 'Drive By' at Michaels which means I walk around the entire store to see what's new with no intention to purchase anything.  Walking down the $1.50 aisle I saw some mini chalkboard easels and they were the perfect choice to use them for!  The receiver will receive two pieces of chalk wrapped in jute.
Jolee 3D stickers (Crocheting theme)

The Card Creation (Embroidery theme)

EK Success (M&M theme)
 Entering in the following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge:  Anything Goes (3D sickers)
Shopping Our Stash:  SOS #183 Use something new (Mini chalkboard easel)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

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