Sunday, December 30, 2012

How will you bring in the New Year?

Are you going to attend Watch Meeting at your church, celebrate with friends or stay home?  I remember when I would attend Watch Meeting praising God and testifying of his goodness.  Wow those were the days.  I've celebrated a few times with friends, but I must admit since 2001 I've fallen asleep right at the house.
Recipe ingredients:
Robert Jackson - digital image
Bic Mark it - markers
DCWV & Karen Foster paper
Hancock Fabric - lace
RibbonRX - ribbon
Entered in: Cute Card Thursday #249 Anything Goes

Recipe ingredients:
Robert Jackson digital
Copic markers
DCWV paper
Entered in:
365cards Day 301 Pick Two - (I picked polka dot patterns and New Year's theme)
Brown Sugar Challenge #22 Happy New Year
Robyns Fetish - #140 Use a Doily
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie - Any Celebration Will Do

Recipe ingredients:
Robert Jackson - digital image
Spectrum Noir - markers
Word Art Wednesday - scripture
Martha Stewart edge punch
Entered in:
Word Art Wednesday# 60 Faith/Anything Goes
Spectrum Noir - Winter Blues (Color with Blue)

Mission Accomplished

All good things must come to an end. For example....(2012 and 12 Days of Christmas at Frosted Designs) Check out my last two days. On the 11th Day of Christmas is 11 Banner Flags. It's my cover for my December 2012 Christmas album featuring my family.

AND on the 12th Day of Christmas is 12 Brads. You may have seen my earlier posting of ornaments I made this year over at Scraps Of Color E:spire. The angel is a die cut from Archivers which was my inspiration so I went in my stash and ........
I think I just might add some glitter or embossing powder next time. Think I'm going to make some next year for my mini tree. 

Wow, I can't believe it's over. I really enjoyed creating the 12 Days of Christmas. I'll be posting the rest of my Christmas album in a couple of days. Wishing everyone a Safe, Prosperous and Healthy New Year! Please don't drink and drive.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Farewell Jackson's Digital Expressions

Well friends it's time to say farewell at Jackson's Digital Expressions.  Robert Jackson amazes me with his digital images.  I'm not sure what the future holds for him, but I wish him the best in whichever way the Lord directs him.  Creating for the Color and Altered Art challenges has been rewarding. I've enjoyed working with this talented team of scrappy friends.  Since this is my last post, I would like to dedicate the sentiment on this card is to all who read and view my work.  You are truly wonderful friends and I enjoy your visits and comments.
Recipe ingredient:
Robert Jackson - digital image
Martha Stewart - paper & edge punch
QuicKutz - die cut
Bic Mark it - markers
Entered in
 Lil Red Wagon - Boxing Day
Word Art Wednesday - #60 Uplifting and Uplifting sentiment
This is our inspiration creating with red/white/gray/gold.  Why not give it a try?  You have until December 30th!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

They are forecasting a light snow for Christmas.  I'm looking forward to 6:00am Sunrise worship and later to our family breakfast!  It's always great to see everyone come home. 
Recipe Ingredients:
Hero Arts - Three Holiday Messages stamp
Sassy Studio Designs - image
Spectrum Noir - Markers
Gelly Roll - marker

Entered in Sassy Studio Designs, DTBST #1516, Spectrum Noir Winter Blues
Kaboodle Doodles  #151 Christmas Holidays or New Year
 I pray for PEACE all over the world.  Memphis Bleeds Blue as we say goodbye to our SHEro Martoiya Lane (Good and Faithful Servant). She leaves behind four little angels in the line of duty the same day as the children in Newtown.
Recipe Ingredients
Robert Jackson - digital image
Spectrum Noir - Markers
Triple the scraps - hymnal image
Tim Holtz embossing folder
Making Memories - metal/ribbons
Michaels - flowers

Entered in:
Spectrum Noir Winter Blues
 Glory to GOD in the highest,
and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.  Luke 2:14.
Recipe ingredients
Little Yellow Bicycle - Lace Cut cardstock
Spectrum Noir - Markers
Pink Paislee Pixie Stick- glitter
Word Art Wednesday - Scripture
Daydream Designs- Digital Image

Entered in:
Spectrum Noir Winter Blues
Word Art Wednesday
The Pink Elephant Challenge. TPE #180 Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Time to Catch Up

I'm catching up on my 12 days of Christmas at Frosted Designs.  Last night I was non stop working on Day 6-10.  What excites me the most is that everything I am creating is from my stash.  Well let me get right to my next day which is Day 6.  
Day 6 is Six Washi Tape Strips.  I didn't have it in my stash so crafty me decided to make it.  I watched this tutorial and below is the result.   It's too much work lol   .......  Here's my 6x6 layout
Recipe ingredients:
Making Memories Mistletoe paper
Martha Stewart edge punch
Fiskars paper crimper
Whimsie Doodles image
Spectrum markers
 Gel pen
Entered in:Word Art Wednesday #59 Anything Goes
 Day 7 is Seven Snowflakes using a 6x6 layout.  I love this angel digi and thought the snowflakes would be a perfect touch.
Recipe ingredient:
Martha Stewart edge punch
Dress it Up snowflakes & sentiment
Sassy Studio image
Spectrum markers
Gel pen

Entered inSimon Says Stamps - Merry Christmas, Inky Impressions - IIC90 Sparkle, Spectrum Noir Winter Blues
 Day 8 is Eight Brands/Products.  Enough cards & layouts....I wanted to challenge myself on a new technique.  My inner self told me at midnight "Try the candle technique".
Recipe Ingredients:
Hanna Stamps - image
Stampendous - sentiment
Spectrum Noir -  markers
Dress it Up - Holly
Bobbin Ribbon - sentiment ribbon
Packaged Garland - fiber
Versa Mark - ink pad
Michaels - tissue paper

Entered in Brown Sugar Challenge #20 Red, Green & Cream
Day 9 is Nine pearls or sparklers.  Just a sweet little tag.  Finally used a fabric sticker I purchased years ago. I cut nine pearls from a stash I picked up at Hancock fabrics.
Recipe Ingredients:
Little Yellow Bicycle paper
Hot Of the Press fabric sentiment
Sew Easy fancy floss
Prima flower
Pearls & ribbon from my stash

Entered in
Lil Red Wagon 164 Christmas tag, The Pink Elephant  - TPE 179, Pink by Designstamps,
Crafty Creations  - Seasonal tags
Day 10 is Ten buttons on it.  I wanted to use a creative way of placing the buttons.  My first idea was hearts, but I thought it would look too much like Valentine's Day so I chose a tree.  I wanted to add more embellishments, but like the clean & simple look.

Recipe Ingredients:
Martha Stewart edge punch
Buttons were a RAK gift
Sew easy fancy floss

Entered in:  Allsorts  #185 Oh Christmas Tree
Okay stay tuned for Day 11 and 12.  You don't know the fun I'm having!!!!    I welcome your comments.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One Week Before Christmas

Can you believe it?  Let me share a few more projects for the 12 Days of Christmas over at Frosted Designs.  I must admit it's been SO much joy in creating these.  I sing and craft and craft and sing. I'm going to end this post with Five Golden Rings.........

3 Mist a Misting - Use mist, inks or paint.  I added paint to the doily
Recipe ingredients:
We R Memory Keepers Write Out paper
Whimsie Doodle image & sentiment
Spectrum Markers
Pink Paislee Pixee Stix coconut glitter 

4 Patterned Papers - All papers from MM
Recipe Ingredients:
Making Memories Fa La La paper & embellishments
Archivers die cut bells
Prima flower
Hobby Lobby ribbon
Tim Holtz stickles

5 Golden Rings......................................!
Recipe Ingredients: 
Felt Tree Christmas ornament...I added everything to it
Santa & bag embellie
Archivers snowflake die cut
Gold bell ringers from my stash of goodies
Stay tuned for more!

Entered in:
 Frosted Designs - 12 Days of Christmas
Spectrum Noir - Winter Blues
Digital Tuesday - Layers
Kaboodle Doodles - #150 Christmas/Holidays Anything Goes
Ginger Loft - GL Christmas or Winter
Memascrafts - December Anything Goes


Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Candy Cane

The sentiment says it all, "Look at a CANDY CANE, what do you see?  Stripes that are RED like the BLOOD, shed for me!  WHITE for my Savior, who's sinless and pure! 'J' is for JESUS, my Lord that's for sure!  Turn it around and a staff you will see.  Jesus, my SHEPERD, is coming for me!" 

Hero Arts stamp
My Sentiment Exactly stamp
Making Memories Mistletoe paper
Recollection bling

Frosted Designs - 2nd day of Christmas "2 Stamps to Stamp with"
365 cards - Super Sketchy Sunday #284
Word Art Wednesday - #58 God Will Take Care of You
 Crafty Creations  #200 Wise Words

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays is what I'm hearing most of the time in this season.  I love to say Merry Christmas and I love keeping  'Christ' in Christmas.  This card brings inspiration from a card sketch from Mojo Monday #271, the December challenge for Spectrum Noir Winter Blues, Ginger Loft Challenges GL Christmas or Winter and Inky ImpressionsInky Impressions IIC89 - Use Something Old. I used my tree stamped I got ages ago.  Can't remember where.... 
Heart Art Studios stamp
Spectrum Noir TB1-3-6-9
Martha Stewart edge punch
Recollections bling
Memories in the Making sentiment

Friday, December 7, 2012

Walking in the Winter Wonderland

I love the beauty of snow so pretty and serene, but not to drive in.  I have two cards to share today with a Winter Wonderland feeling.   The pearl glitter on the doves (above) and snow (below) was a goodie I received at the Scrappin Extravaganza in 2008.    

Supply list:
Cuttlebug embossed tree and snowflakes
Martha Stewart dove and snowflake punch
Pink Paislee Pixee Stix - coconut
Recollection pearls

Supply list:
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Recollection pearls
Fiskars paper crimper
Pink Paislee Pixee Stix - coconut
Spectrum Noir markers

Entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps- Snowflakes! - Challenge BLD35 Winter
Inkyimpressionschallenges  IIC88 Snow or Winter
Cupcakecraftchallenge - Cupcake 221 It's be All White on the Night
TuesdayThrowdown #126 White Christmas

Thursday, December 6, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Last year I completed the December Daily project with an event that took place on each day.  I wanted to do something a bit different this year and I found just the right blog.  Frosted Designs is having the 12 Days of Christmas and their prizes are huge.  I thought it would be cool to post my projects for December and then I would have a book of 'My Crafty Christmas'.  Check out my door hangers.  Christmas Day 1  is a Bird. I used Tweetybird.  My nickname in school was Tweety B.  Yes you guessed correct...I'm short and talked ALL the time. LOL!

Entered in
Frosted Designs Christmas Day 1 - Bird
Spectrum Noir November Challenge - Animals
Scrap-Creations - Anything But a Card
Memascrafts - December Challenge Anything Goes
Now if you know me by now you know I didn't create just one.   My mother's name is Minnie so I made this wall hanger for her!  My supply list is:  Daisyd's paisley sugar plum - paper stack.  Digital images -  Coloring book.  Martha Stewart - edge punches.  Other supplies - from my stash of goodies and of course Spectrum Noir markers. (See storage below)
Close up view of the trim
Entered in
Spectrum Noir November Challenge - Animals
Word Art Wednesday - -Challenge #57 Giving/Anything Goes
On Frosted Designs you can make a card, layout or project using the stash you have.  Come play along.  You have the entire month to post your projects.  Did I mention some Awesome prizes?  Don't forget to be a follower and tell them  your friend Princess sent you!
Now for the storage I mentioned above.....every since I heard of the markers I've been getting one  set at a time.  Being the frugal person that I am I had to come up with something crafty and reasonable for storage.  While walking the aisle at Michaels I saw three of these Recollections displays and asked the manager for them since they were empty.  Soooooooo what do you think? 
I keep one of my Creative Memories storage bags empty so I'll have it ready when I'm off to a crop.  You know I'm going to decorate the box to match my crafty space don't you?!
Stay tuned for the 12 Days of Christmas...............................................................

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Clean and Simple, No Digi, Oh My

I thought I would play along with Brown Sugar Challenge.  Their theme for Challenge #18 is Clean and Simple, No digital image just a sentiment.   Challenges are a barrel of fun and I enjoyed making this waterfall card.  I didn't get an opportunity to play during our Friday Night Chat over at Scraps Of Color a couple of weeks ago.  The host asked us to make a waterfall card and I finally got the chance.  Can't wait to make another one.  The sentiment is on the fourth tab.
Supply list:
We R Memory Keepers Write Out Collection paper
Creative Memories square punches
Making Memories star brads
Ribbon from my stash

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Santa's Heart

Awwe look at Santa.  Do you recall when you found out there was no Santa? I can remember like it was yesterday I was in the six grade, which made me about 11 years old.  It took all the fun out of Christmas.  Did you make a wish list of items from the Sears catalog, leave cookies for Santa or be extra good during the holiday season?  Well I did until then.  After then my focus was on the true meaning of Jesus birth and how important it is to give than to receive. This is my post for Jackson's Digital Expressions  Color Design Team.

Supply List:
Little Yellow Bicycle background paper
Martha Stewart punches
Word Art Wednesday scripture
Bic Mark-it markers
The tree was made out of products in my stash.  Come on and join us using red/black/white combo for Challenge #33.  Be sure to stop by and see what the other Design Team members created. 
Entering this card in the following challenges
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #56 Anything Goes Encouraging or Uplifted sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge Challenge #17 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Challenge  Simon Says......Anything Goes!! showcasing Martha Stewart products
Lil Red Wagon LRW # 161 --Trim the Tree
Inky Impressions Challenges Challenge 87 Pastels or Vintage Christmas
Memascrafts  November Challenge 1 (Winter/Holiday Theme) Anything Goes

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thank God for Creative Hands

I am thankful for many things, but Creative Hands is an obvious.  I tried to get some much needed rest after Thanksgiving dinner, but I just had to 'Get crafty'!   Let me share a few cards that struck my interest.  First is a challenge of Scraps Of Color Black Girls ROCK.  Which sparked from a television show on  BET hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King.  Here's one featuring Janelle Monae.  Her testimony was a blessing to me.

Entered in Mojo Monday #268 Sketch and SOC Black Girl ROCK challenges
Robert Jackson digital
My Minds Eye Reunion paper pad
Recollection brads
Bic Mark it markers
Sizzix die cut
The Scrapbooking Queen - sentiment
Here's my other card created for the challenge featuring India Arie.  She is awesome and I love the message in her music. 
Entered in SOC Black Girl ROCKS and 365cards Day 263 Super Sketchy Sunday
Robert Jackson digital
My Minds Eye Reunion paper pad
Bic Mark it markers
The Scrapbooking Queen - sentiment

Here's my last card inspired by a color challenge that reminded me of Hawaii.  He's so cute and with all the turkey and dressing.  Grilling isn't a bad idea!  Was a day too late for BSCB but I'm grateful for the sketch anyway.
Entered in Brown Sugar challenge Challenge #16 Sketch and Color Throwdown #219
Coloring Book digital
My Minds Eye Reunion paper pad
Bic Mark it markers
The Scrapbooking Queen - sentiment

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Can't get Enough of The Wild Splendor

These are the favors I made for my staff.  I coordinate our Thanksgiving potluck luncheon at work.  Each year I leave the staff with some 'Crafty Food for Thought'.  Check out my Bottle water toppers that I completed  last night and they were worth every minute of sleep I lost. lol
DCWV The Wild Splendor Paper Stack
Dollar Tree leaves
Stampin Up stamp and punch
Recollection pop dot
Entered in
Memascrafts November Challenge Anything Goes Winter/Holiday theme
Word Art Wednesday   Challenge #55 Anything Goes Uplifting & Inspirational

Yes 24 bottle toppers using my scraps from a mini album I created.

Here are my instructions.  Sure hope it's easy to understand.  I was inspired by several videos and post, but with 24 to make in a few hours I had to make them nice yet simple with just a view steps. 1) The tag was cut at 3 x 11. 2) I scored them at 2 1/2 at one end and 3 1/2 at the other end. 3) I used the corner rounder on all corners of the tag. 4) The front cover was cut with a different pattern 2 3/4 x 3 1/2. The corner rounder was just used on the top corners. 5) I started using the Creative Memories circle punch, but it was so easier to use the Stampin Up punch and I used the paper from the punch to mat the sentiment. 6) The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock in Anna Griffin brown pigment ink. It reads "All My THANKS To You!" 7) The glue gun was used to add the leaf and sentiment on the front as well as the sides of the front to insert the Lemonade.
Creative Memories circle and corner rounder
Stampin Up punch and stamp set

Hope you had an opportunity to view my mini album I created with The Wild Splendor on  Scraps Of Color Espire.  You can find the inserts as well.  I always hold on to my favorite paper stacks, but this time I wanted to create with the entire stack and can you believe I still have 19 full 12x12 pages and 2 pages of die cuts left?  You just got to LOVE it!
Mini album created for Scraps of Color Espire Design Team

Oh the possibilities! I think I'm going to make book markers for my students with the other paper OR  a few mini albums and reward them for taking initiative on their assignments in class!   If you haven't already purchased your stack put it on your Black Friday list.

From my family to yours ...............
Happy Thanksgiving my fellow bloggers!  I appreciate you stopping by

Saturday, November 17, 2012

To the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Happy Founders Day to the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  When I laid my eyes on this little dog house I had my little brother Lester Mattox in mind.  He's my co-worker and a successful young man, well dressed and mannered with a heart of GOLD.  This is what I created for him.
Hancock Fabric - Dog House with dog
Stickles - Golden Rod
Bic Mark-its - Markers
Martha Stewart -Fence punch & paper stack
Recollection - Flowers
Making Memories - brad
Fiber, twig, from my stash
 Doesn't he look sad compared to the photo on top.  He has a home!
The roof is Martha Stewart's Essentials Paper pad with an EK Success edgepunch at the end.

Close up of the digital image by Robert Jackson.  EK Success scrabble alphabets used for the dog tag.
 Side view

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Word Art Wednesday

It's my Word Art Wednesday post with last week's Word.  Sweet little Pheobe from Robert Jackson digitals has a rose especially for you.  I want to thank you for being so sweet and thoughtful when you stop by and leave comments.  I used this week's sketch challenge # 31 from Jackson's Digital Expressions.  Go over and and see what our Sketch Design Team created and be inspired to join in and win free digitals!
The sketch by Rebecca Fleck is given below. There is a sneak peek of our next week's challenge also. Hope you join us! And stay tuned, I'm also working on a layout for this weeks Word Art Wednesday challenge #54 Anything Goes. 
Sketch 11 made by Rebecca Fleck
Oh I forgot to tell you my inspiration came from Color Throw Down Challenge #218. Love the warm and soothing colors, don't you?
 Entering also in Pixie Dust Studio Pixie challenge Thanksgiving or Thank you Challenge

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brown Sugar Challenge BINGO

Here's my card submitted for Brown Sugar Challenge Blog Challenge #15 BINGO.  Don't you just love BINGO?!  My BINGO was using Ribbon, Buttons and Embossing.
Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder
Robert Jackson digital image
Martha Stewart edge punch
Spectrum Noir markers
Buttons, Ribbon, Feather from my stash
BSCB - 15

Entered in the following challenges
Brown Sugar Challenge Challenge #15 - BINGO  (ribbons, buttons, embossing)
Guylousinimitability  Tickle Me Challenge  using feathers

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mojo Monday

It's been a while since I got my Mojo Monday  on so I decided to play along.  Did you notice I didn't use a digital this time?  This card will be sent to a dear friend I haven't chatted with in a while.  I used the DCWC The Garden Party Matstack.
Entered in MOJO Monday #266
Have a Wonderful Week!

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