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!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holiday Altered Art

Happy Holidays!
Jackson's Digital Expressions Altered Arts Design Team created projects using any kind of container new or recyled from jars, cans, etc.  I enjoy working with Robert Jackson's cute digital images and have two projects to share.  The first is a canned jar of spiced tea I'm making for my mother's Thanksgiving table.  She started a Thanksgiving tradition over 20 years ago cooking dinner for her family and loves to give gifts.  The little jars will be used as table decor and given to her sisters.
Robert Jackson digital - Pray
Tim Holtz rosette die
Making Memories square brads
Canvas Corp
Daisys D paper
Prima flowers
Dress it Up flower
Adornament fiber
Hancock lace

Side view.  Can't you see the spiced tea! Mmmm good

Floral topper
Now for Christmas I used fabric on this project.  It's an old candle jar and it was truly an exciting time for me since it was my first opportunity to use fabric.  My Stampin Up buddy Sharon RAK'd her stampin group with a box of Designer Candy Cane Christmas Fabric and I knew I would use it, but not sure how.  I made the floral flower and put it on top of the Prima flower with leaves. I also tappered the cover and placed it on top securing it with felt fiber. 
Robert Jackson digi - Around the Tree
Bic Mark-it markers
Stampin Up fabric
Martha Stewart edge punch
Michael's ribbon

Don't you just love this heartwarming image?!

This is my pride and joy!  My first fabric flower!!!!  : )

The bottom has red poinsettas and the tag was placed inside.
Now come on and create your altered item using any kind of container.  The theme is Holiday or Winter.  Here's a photo of them both.

Entered in
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #52 Anything Goes Encouraging or Uplifting Sentiment
Scraps of Color Robert Jackson Anything Goes Challenge
Memascrafts November Anything Goes Challenge 1 - Winter Holiday theme

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