Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sundays Best

It’s Sunday Best at Brown Sugar Challenge featuring Come Sunday Digital stamps by Robert Jackson.  Since I used several of the digitals in the altered coasters I posted in June, I decided to use them in Pink Sunday. My church celebrates Pink Sunday on the 3rd Sunday in October.  The first card is the pastor bringing the message from Word Art Wednesday scripture I Peter 5:7.
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The second card was inspired by 365 cards  using their sketch which I thought was adorable.  If you pull the ribbon at the top of the card you will find a book mark.  I think I might play along this week for inspiration since I have so many cards to create.  Check out the multiple views below.
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card with bookmark

Bookmark with scripture by Word Art Wednesday

Close up of image using Me & My Big Ideas paper stack

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Feminine vs. Masculine

Todays post has a feminine and masculine touch.  As you know, October celebrates the lives of our Breast Cancer survivors.  Scraps of Color is having a Girlfriends Relay Challenge and last week’s feature was  Toni Childs on the hit TV sitcom.  Robert Jackson is the artist. I used micro beads on her dress....You know Ms. Toni
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Toni played the one that was stuck on ‘self’, but as you see she’ll give you one free hug for the cause.  There is always LOVE centered around many who struggle to live and those who want to give.  Memascrafts is giving proceeds for entering a BCA/pink project so there is still time to enter. 
I don’t make many masculine cards so I was thrilled to give it a try.  The vintage car was received in a swap and of course the gear was added  for Tuesday Alchemy challenge.    I just love the sentiment. Can’t remember where I found it from. This card was inspired by Vintage Elusions.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Let's Put Up a Fight!

Let’s Put Up a Fight to win the Cure for Breast Cancer.  Today is the day through October to enter your entry at Jackson's Digital Expressions and Memascrafts.  They are donating per entries posted on their sites.  Check out Dawns Crafting.  She has a Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Think Pink challenge with an amazing blog post that will surely inspire you, but it ends September 29th so hurry over.  Won’t you participate?  This is my entry…ATC cards. Scraps Of Color also joined in the cause by asking every member to create five ATC’s to be distributed amongst our Breast Cancer Survivors on our sites and other friends. ATC's are like Lay's potato can't create just one.
I doubled the fun with 10!
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Memas Crafts Family Affair-Get Well

As I stated on my last post, I will be posting every Tuesday for the rest of October in honor of our Breast Cancer Survivors and in memory of those who fought the good fight through FAITH.  If you are a Survivor….Be encouraged!  When Prayers go up, Blessings Will come down.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Jackson's Digital Expressions Request Your Support

Hello everyone,
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Jackson's Digital Expressions  will be starting early on our mission to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Im sure you are like me with several you know who have fought the fight or in the fight. Check out my past creations.  Here's one of them.
I am a Design Team member and we have a few members that have pledged to donate $.25 to Breast Cancer Research for every entry in our challenge. We are not looking for monetary donations only your participation! Post a notice on your blog. Tell your crafty friends to join in.
Also our sister site Mema's Crafts  is pledging $10 for every 40 entries (cumulative) she gets in her October challenge. Lets fight this together. Pink is the color often used for Breast Cancer Awareness, but breast cancer has no color. It effects all of us. Wont you join us? 
Ill be posting a new creation every Tuesday in October. Most important .... Have you had your mammogram this year? I've scheduled mine.

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Friend Loves at All times

I slipped in a layout this week!  My two post are about friends. I want to start off with this card, which I think I went card challenge crazy, but I so love creating using all the various elements.
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Next this layout was created for Classy Girl Sketch and Stash Challenge  week 33.  Below is the inspiration and my take on the sketch.  We were to grab two photos and a page kit.  The paper and chipboard embellies are from Target's $1 bin yearssssss ago.  I'm not sure if they still sell scrapbook kits in their dollar bin.  The papers are indeed pretty, but they are very thin.  Since I'm use to working with cardstock, it was a bit delicate for me.  Title reads:  Back in the Day -  FRIENDS.  I've been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc  since 1982 and my sorors have been a blessing to me.

The journaling was a bit light, but it reads, "Relationships create the fabric of our lives.  They are the fibers that weave all things together. - Eden Froust.  Thought it was most appropriate since I used  different patterns and colors.  We are Friends and Sorority Sisters.  In the photos Janiece is standing next to me and that's us again squatting down chatting 'as usual'.  We've been friends since age 5 and now we are 51....WOW!

Well until my next post friends....Have a Wonderful Weekend! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's as Simple as Black & White

I had to break the Pink posts with Black & White.  One of my co-workers is getting married and I made this card for her.  It will be entered in Mojo Monday #259 sketch.  I absolutely love this sketch so you'll probably see it again.  The digital image is by Robert Jackson
Robert Jackson digital image
Teresa Collins measuring tape paper
Stampin Up sentiment
Copic markers and Gelly roll pen
Prima flowers

For the month of September over at Scraps of Color we are having a Relay challenge.  It's based on the hit TV show "Girlfriends".  Do you recognize the character below?  This card will be entered in   Our Creative Corner.  Their challenge is to make a card for a male using this sketch and if we wish we could use a Monochromatic color scheme and have fun....It was a lot of fun!!! Also entered this card in  The Pink Elephant  Monochromatic Color scheme challenge TPE #166.

Robert Jackson digital image
Me & My Big ideas paper
We R Memory Keepers twine
Copic Markers
Looks like both cards made a LOVE connection!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two Cute

It's that time again to win some free digital stamps at Jacksons Digital Expressions Color Challenge #23.  I have two cute cards to share.  The first is using two digital stamps from Fine Arts by Robert Jackson.  His work is remarkable. Although I used 'Cute' as the sentiment, I'm sure that young man is saying something else. : )  Maybe a date?  Maybe a sweet compliment?
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On both cards I used a paper pack from the Dollar Tree I purchased yearsssssssssss ago.  The blue is a denim print, the pink a heart print and I used DCWV mat stack for the yellow. The little roses are from Michael's.  Our sponsor this week is My Heart Pieces.

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Don't forget the challenge ends soon at Jackson's Digital Expressions.  Our Design Team was inspired using these colors.  Be sure to post your project by Sunday.


Monday, September 17, 2012


Yes I said Pink-a-Boo.  Pink is a color I rarely use until around October for Breast Cancer Month.  This week I am creating several projects with  PINK.  I would like to first start with two of them today.  Speaking of Breast Cancer, this sweet little girl is Jumping for a Cure.  How sweet is that!?
Sassafras paper
Coloring book image
 Making Memories embellishment
Creative Memories heart punch
Archivers ribbon die cut
 Bic Mark-its & Copics markers
Tim Holtz ink pad

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Now this sweet young lady believes in LOVE.  Remember the saying always a bridesmaid never a bride?  Well she has faith and believes her time will come.  Thank GOD for Mother's who give and show their daughter(s) unconditional love so they won't look for love in all the wrong places. 

 Prima paper
Sassy Studio Design image
 Websters sheer ribbon
Michael's flowers & metal piece
RAK chipboard flower
Bic-Mark it & Copic markers

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Pink-a-boo I see you!!!
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, September 14, 2012

FNC is back on Scraps of Color

Yes Friday Night Chat is back on Scraps Of Color!  Usually we have three 30 minute challenges to create, but Tiare gave three card sketches to complete by Sunday at midnight. Thought I better go ahead and get mine in tonight before I get too caught up with my busy weekend.  I kept them simple.
Here's my take on FNC Card Sketch #1, which I will enter in Word Art Wednesday Encouraging or Uplifting sentiment.

Friday Night Chat Card Sketch 1

Supplies:  Creative Memories paper, Martha Stewart edge punch, Robert Jackson digital, Copics markers and Gelly roll pen, and Sentiment from Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases.

Here's my take on FNC Card Sketch #2

Friday Night Chat Card Sketch 2


Supplies:  Recollections card stock, Martha Stewart edge punch, Spellbinder, Prima flower, and purple flower from my Scrappy friend MJ, Patterned paper from Target years ago.

Here's my take on FNC Card Sketch #3 which I will enter in Crazy4challenges C4C154 Anything Goes With A Fall Twist
Friday Night Chat Card Sketch 3
Supplies:  Target jewel tone paper from years ago, Adornament fiber, chipboard flower from my stash.

Well let me keep my MOJO on and get my scraproom back organized. Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Inspirational ATC

These ATC's were created for Scraps of Color  Trade it Tuesday ATC Challenge. We were to create with Inspirational words.  Of course everything was from my stash of scraps. That's why it's so hard for me to throw anything away.   The scripture says, A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. Proverbs 17:17    I use to think it was selfish to keep all my scraps. Kind of made me feel like a hoarder, but how amazing it is to take scraps and make treasures!  Then you have no other choice but to share them with others. 

ATC entitled....
A Special Day

ATC entitled...
With Every Good Wish
Weekend getaway

I love how these turned out. I think my next batch will be scriptures so I can make them for my Young Women Association. This batch will be entered in Word Art Wednesday challenge #44 encouraging and uplifting.  My favorite at the top is 'A Special Day' and my favorite from the bottom is 'Weekend Getaway'.  Which one is your favorite?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wisdom Only Comes with Age

Four siblings each on my mothers and fathers side still living a Blessed Life.  The photo on the top is of my mother age 74 (fourth) and the oldest is my Auntie Granny age 90 (second). The  bottom photo is my father's sisters.  They are all sweet ladies and are too cute as they age. I LOVE having conversations with them.  The many times I call to check on them and see how they are doing, they end up lifting me up! 
Me & My Big Ideas fall mat pad
Teresa Collins BINGO card, flower & brad
Tim Holtz birdcage & ink dyes
My Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard tree
Adornaments fiber
Paper Studio brads
EK Success & Archivers butterflies
Petaloo flowers
They are all a part of the woman I am today.  There are so many fond memories and each have a special place in my heart. My crafty skills & compassion comes from my maternal side and my affectionate heart & energy comes from my paternal side.  I praise God that they were reared in the church and the church lives in them.  A family that prays together stays together.

This layout is Design team work for Scraps of Color Espire  and will be submitted in Word Art Wednesday challenge #44 Encouraging or Uplifting.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bridal Shower mini

This is the weekend of my God Sister Terri's wedding.  We’re so excited and happy for her.  Just think a sweet little baby girl came in the world not expecting to live. God is able!  I purchased a lot of $1 chipboard mini albums in several shapes from Michaels over the last two years.  Instead of using the same chipboard shapes I mixed them up and painted the edges with purple acrylic paint. Her wedding colors are eggplant and sage. 

She had the cutest Southern Belle bridal shower. We were given  little hats as favors to go on our heads.  They actually built her arrangement on her head during the shower….Is she not a cutie? I wish I was as organized as she is. : )  The bridal couple digi is from ……yes you guessed correctly Robert Jackson!  Did you notice the Anna Griffin paper in the background?  Wow it’s got to be about 10 years old. Her page is a mini album with photos of those in attendance.

She was given words of advice from everyone.  I couldn’t remember everyone’s advice so I gave her a few from my heart.  Her husband to be is such a nice young man. I pray God’s protection on them, that they may have a lifetime of happiness, their hearts will forever beat as one and their marriage may be fruitful.

The tag on the left is from a swap. It’s attached to a flip mini with photos of Mama Minnie, the bird cage she embellished to put the envelopes in, and a display of her favors. She and her fiancée are in the background video above.  The embellished vellum envelope on the right has a picture of the tea pot Mama Minnie gave her as a baby girl.  It was one of the centerpieces for the tables.  Wow it touched our hearts.


In the 3x3 mini on the right, I want her to write the reasons she loves her fiancée.   What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:6


The end….

Thanks for reading through my long post to share in one of my happy & proud moments! 
P.S. Don't forget Jacksons Digital Expressions
 'Anything....but A Card' Challenge this week! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

You Mean So Much

Happy Thursday!
Just a quick post for my MOJO Monday #257 entry.  I enjoyed going through my stash of scraps to build the layers on this card.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

You're My Super Star!

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog is having a Sports theme entry.  I chose this cute digi by Robert Jackson.  This little Super Star diva is ready to challenge someone in a one-on-one. Can you believe I used an index card?  It was in view and I added it to the card.
Bazzill cardstock
K&Company embellishments
Copic & Bic-Mark it markers 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I Sing Because I'm Happy

This Altered Art project is Design Team work for Jackson's Digital Expressions. It's a little wall hanger art featuring My Heart Pieces digital stamp.  The birds gave me the inspiration for the journaling, I sing because I'm Happy.

Corrugated board
Dew Drop pigment ink
Color Box ink
My Little Yellow Bicycle paper
Martha Stewart fringe scissors
Martha Stewart dove punch
Making Memories mesh

Blue, yellow and purple are my main colors and I pulled the paper, inks and flowers in...all from my stash of scraps.  I thought at first the red bird was a bit too much, but I liked how it turned out in the end.  Now to determine which child I'm going to give this too......  

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Tammy's Scrapin Corner #26 Anything With Wings
Vintage Elusions Cards and Crafts #5 Distressing Anything Goes 

Stop by Jackson's Digital Expressions and enter your Altered Art project. There is an opportunity to win free digital stamps!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Word Art Wednesday #43

Word Art Wednesday scripture this week comes from III John 1:2.  I just don't know what I would do without the power of pray.  Prayer changes things. All you have to do is trust GOD.  He can move mountains, He can give you peace, He can make your enemies behave, He can heal, He can and IS able to do all things. 

Robert Jackson Digital image
Word Art Wednesday sentiment
EK Success Nostalgiques paper donuts
Copic & Bic Mark-it markers

No one says it better like Bishop Paul Morton in his song Be Blessed.  He said death and life is in the power of the tongue.

Let me encourage you, let me speak life to you
You can depend on God to see you through
You can depend on me to pray for you
I pray for you, you pray for me and watch God change things.

Be blessed.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


The first card is for a friend that's been having some challenges. It reminds me of Gabby Douglas who has been through a lot of challenges with negative talk of her hair and being called a slave by her former teammates, BUT if you have Faith through your journey......GOD will show you a new revelation of his LOVE.  He will make your enemies behave and move the obstables out of your way!
Basic Grey lime rickey paper
Paper Studio textured cardstock
BIC Mark-it & Copic markers
Recollection bling
EK Success butterfly

This card is made for a sweet teen who is truly Sassy and Fun.  I played on the words in the ribbon and made it a sentiment.  We need to make sure children are shown love and speak encouraging words to them to keep their self esteem high.
Heidi Swapp winter fury paper
K&Company Brenda Walton mat pad
Robert Jackson digital image
ki memories ribbon
Recollection bling
Bic Mark-it & Copic markers

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May your week be encouraging! 
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