Saturday, October 27, 2012

Journey of the Heart

Scraps of Color is celebrating 8 years this month.  It's truly been a Journey of the Heart.  I look forward to our Friday Night Chats.  That's where we get together and a host/hostess gives us 30 minute challenges to create a card or something crafty. The adrenaline is amazing!!  Maxine Johnson was our hostess and I'm posting the 4th challenge first. It was to create a Thank You card that represents our appreciation for Tiare's vision.  It was supposed to be posted by midnight Friday, however,  I sat down for a minute in front of the tube and was out like a light lol. 

Entered in the following challenges
Mojo Monday 264 sketch challenge
Word Art Wednesday challenge 51 Anything Goes Encouraging or Uplifting
Brown Sugar Challenge #13 Anything Goes
Thank you Tiare!  It's been a Journey of the Heart.  The photo below was taken at Simply Southern Scrapbooking Convention in Franklin, TN back in 2006.  It's where I met Tiare for the first time.  She was teaching a paperbag mini and one of the Queens (Rhoda top left) took that class.  Praise God for Tiare's vision and for the wonderful family of Scraps of Color.
Now I want to share the challenges with you.
FNC #1 Create a Book Marker - To use any shape other than the rectangle, fall colors, fibers/yarn, include "Thanks" or "Thank you".....30 minutes
Making Memories paper pack
Spellbinder die
Stampin Up sentiment
American Crafts Greenhouse flowers
Adornament fiber

FNC #2 Create a card using a sketch - Use 2 paper & 2 card stock, fall colors, use "Thank you", "Thanks" or "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment....35 minutes
FNC #3 Create an Embellishment - For a Thanksgiving layout.  Mine will be used for a mini album
Making Memories chipboard sentiment
Dress it Up Autumn Leaves
Ribbon from my stash
Leaves from Michaels
Oh what FUN it was to create and chat with everyone.  It's great to catch up and check in with scrappy friends we haven't seen or chatted with in a while as well as meet new ones.  It's truly a Wonderful Journey of the Heart.  Bless be the ties that bind our hearts in Christian love.....

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Two Great Awarenesses in October

October has two important Awarenesses:  Domestic Violence AND Breast Cancer   Just this month a husband strangled his young wife and threw her body in the river.  The 'signs' were there for years.  God does not give us the spirit of fear, but of power; and of love, and a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7.  My sisters & brothers who are reading my post, please seek help if you are in a domestic violence situation.  Love doesn't hurt. You deserve better. I'm joining Brown Sugar Challenge # 12 Purple ribbon in getting the word out!
Robert Jackson digi
Anna Griffin - paper
Martha Stewart edge punch
Copic- markers
 Scraps of Color is still celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness with the Girlfriends theme.  This card is posted for Robert Jackson Challenge #5 using the color pink and a diecut.  This was my first time using the Spectrum Noir markers.  I am joining them in their October Challenge coloring my digital image with Spectrum Noir markers and using flowers as an embellishment.
Robert Jackson digital  (Joan Clayton) aka Tracee Ellis Ross
Me & My Big Ideas paper
LUFP digital sentiment
Creative Memories heart punches
Spellbinder die
Recollection flowers
Gelly Roll pen
Spectrum Noir markers EP8, EP5, GB10, TN7, PL1, BP6, BP2
Hero Art bling flowers
Wishing you love, power and a sound mind!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Pink Explosion

Can you imagine the sky filled with pink rain pouring out a cure?  I love the awareness Breast Cancer brings in October.  It's really awesome when you can get men to support the cause.  Real Men do wear Pink. 
Digitals by Robert Jackson images
Just sharing some ATC's I made for Brown Sugar Challenge #11 Breast Cancer Awareness ATCs

Word Art Wednesday

Hello fellow scrappers and friends! I created a layout.  Yes it's been a while.  I used this weeks scripture from Word Art Wednesday Challenge #49 - Be Ye Kind. Inspiration came from  Die Cut With A View Stack-a-holic Template Challenge.
DCWV The Music Stack -  paper
DCWV All Chalked Up neutral - base paper
Word Art Wednesday - scripture
 Little Yellow Bicycle, American Traditional, Making Memories - titlework
Prima flowers
Okay so I'm trying to stop hoarding paper.  It's hard to use this paper stack because I can't find it anywhere.  It's The Music Stack and it has gorgeous papers inside.  I used mostly teal, orange and peach. 

 I was searching for some pictures and this old photo connected with this weeks scripture at WAW.  I love teaching Sunday School.  I must say children are so much different than when I was growing up.  If parents could just spend a little more quality time instead of letting technology take all their time it would be sooooo much better.
BUT.....It is my prayer that they continue to grow in Christ.  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Still Celebrating Life

When I was getting ready to check out at Joanns and saw the Tic Tac with the Breast Cancer ribbon,  I immediately went to find the turorial from the Snowman project by Stampin Up. Each member of our Young Womens Association is suppose to put something in our Survivors goodie bags.
I found Kristens Kreations tutorial and created these for our Breast Cancer Survivors for Pink Sunday. 
Entered in Link Up For Pink.  Their blog is full of support.
Saturday afternoon my sorority Delta Sigma Theta Memphis Alumnae Chapter Celebrated Life with survivors at the Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivor Park.  It was a busy area since there was a craft fair, but we found a few! Some sorority sisters, other greeks, family, co-workers and friends.
 This survivor received my card and said it reminded her of her granddaughter. Oh it touched my heart.  I tell you it's nothing life a homemade card.  It is entitled 'Dream'.
 Our soror Annie came a bit later, but she still got a chance to celebrate with a few other sorors that stayed around to take pictures and enjoy the moment.
 Here's a handful of our new sorors.  I told them I didn't like pictures with a simple pose.  Hey it's a celebration right?  I think they got the picture!
Line sisters celebrating over five years in Delta...Still actively involved
What a blessed day and awesome event.  I'll be attending Cropping for a Cure next Saturday.  I feel a few layouts coming from these photos!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 8, 2012

365 Card Challenges

Wow where did the weekend go? It was busy for me, but not too busy to play at 365 cards challenges.  I started with Sunday through Tuesday last week.  My goal was to complete the week and I did. Here are the other challenges...
Day Wednesday - Long & Lean 3x5 card

Day Thursday - Feeling Contained use some sort of container
Also entering in Brown Sugar Challenge #10 Use a Freebie. 
My freebie came from Paper Garden Projects.
Also entering in Link Up For Pink. You can play along also and for a worthy cause.

Day Friday - Color Challenge (green/blue/purple/orange)
Sassy Studio Design -  digital image
Also entering in
Cupcake Craft Challenges #213 Autumn/Winter
Kaboodle Doodles #140 Autumn Leaves Falling
Memascrafts Challenge 1 - Scene It With Nature
Vintage Elusions Challenge 10 Autumn Colors/Anything Goes 

Day Saturday - Missed Opportunity...To play another day
I chose Day 209 Color Me Purple using 3 or more shades of purple
Robert Jackson - digital image

It was fun.  Think I'll try it again!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Celebrating 8 years of SOC Blog Hop

Welcome to SOC's 8th Anniversary Blog Hop! I'm glad you stopped by for the celebration! If you're dropping by from Kristen's, then you're in the right place! However, if you started here, you can visit the Scraps Of Color E:spire blog to join this party from the beginning!

To commemorate Scraps of Color's 8th birthday, I, along with some talented papercrafters, have teamed up to share projects based on the celebrations in our lives. We wanted to have this special blog hop to celebrate this great crafting community where we laugh, play, and create together and encourage and inspire one another. Of course, a blog hop isn't complete without blog candy! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus there will be a SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Monday, Oct. 8 at 11pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Everytime you go to a crop there is always a name tag.  Sometimes they stick and sometimes they fall off.   Well I decided to be creative and make my own name tag when I’m with my scrappy friends or attending a crop. 

I purchased a small crown & oval wooden shape along with the white rosettes from Michael's. The wooden pieces are covered with DCWV Lacreme Paper stack. The Crop til you Drop brad is by Karen Foster. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch punched with her paper.  The red flower and heart blings are Prima.   I used Copic, Bic Mark-it markers, Gelly pen and Glossy accents for the digital.  The netting is from my Mom.  The Princess bling is a RAK from my Scrappy friend Mary J along with my personal digital image. How cool is that? 
Thank you Mary J for my birthday gift.  Now I must pass on the blessing.  So with that said someone who leaves me a comment about my tag and be a follower will have the honor of receiving a $10 gift certificate from the best artist yet.....Robert Jackson digitals.  Winner will be selected by 

Chauntelle (007)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Another Pink Post

It's another day to post my pink creations in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  I have an ATC, card and pink ribbons to share. At 365 cards they post challenges every day.  I decided to join in this week and play daily....Hope I can keep up.  : )   This entry is for their Day 215- Create a Clean and Simple "non card".  I chose an ATC. I can't remember where I got the digital so if you remember please let me know so I can give them credit.  She's a cutie....wishing for a Cure!
Bic Mark-it markers
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Glossy Accents
Recollection mini pearls
This entry is for 365 cards - Day 216 Speckled Background.  I used Tattered Angels coffee mist.  My goodness I can't tell you when I last used it.  I was spraying everything in sight! lol  I'm also going to enter this in Word Art Wednesday encouraging or uplifting sentiment from last week.  I decided to used this sentiment for my get well cards.
Mayzy digital stamp
K & Company paper
Word Art Wednesday sentiment
Copic and Bic Mark- it markers
Tattered Angels mist
Last but not least, these ribbons were made for my staff.  Last year we all wore pink on Thursdays.  With these ribbons, each day will bring awareness of the cause to support Breast Cancer.
Ribbon, flowers, buttons and bling from my stash
Projects also entered in the following challenges:
Link Up For Pink - 2nd Annual Link it Up Pink  Stop by and play along!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Because I love you

It's a Wonderful Wednesday and I'm posting two more cards in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  The first card is a digi from Robert Jackson and the second card is a digi from Sassy Studio Designs.   They are both created from scraps in my stash and colored with Bic Mark-it and Copic markers. I'm getting ready for our Pink Sunday and making sure I have enough cards to warm the survivors hearts.  

Entering the cards in
Link Up For Pink  Click on the LUFP button and enter your creation
Lexis Creations Challenge 75 Pink
Word Art Wednesday  Challenge 48 Love

I folded the paper at the bottom and inserted brads to hold it together.  Sometimes I think scraps make the best cards. What do you think?
Friday I will be posting a layout to frame and give as a gift to one of my sweet survivors.  Hope you stop by and visit again!   HUGS

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pink Sunday continues

Well it's Tuesday and I promised more Breast Cancer Awareness postings throughout the month of October.  Still celebrating the life of our Breast Cancer Survivors and I need to make a few more cards.  I got a little inspiration with a couple of card sketches.  As you see the BCA Voices is singing 'Faith'.  Faith will move mountains! If you have the faith of a little bitty tiny seed, you know there is no limit what GOD can do.  We just have to pray and believe. 

By the way, All images are by Robert Jackson. Take a look at the second sketch.  I got my Praise on listening to Richard Smallwood "Total Praise."  Love his music!! LOVE the song.  I'll probably revisit the sketch and do another one.  Now you can't tell me after listening to that song your hand don't go up in the air or you just might find yourself around the house moving in a Praise dance.  I lift my hands in Total Praise......Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!  or the rocks will cry out.
Just a reminder...Don't forget to link up your pink/BCA creations for the Second Annual  Link Up For Pink party or click on their button to my right!! 
I'll be entering these cards in:
The Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge #56 Use a digi
Cupcake Craft Cupcake 212 Think Pink
Classygirl Classy Card Sketch Challenge 6
Link Up For Pink  Pink/BCA
Word Art Wednesday Encouraging & Uplifting
Lexis Creations BCA or pink
The Stamping Boutique Pink, Pink, Pink
Brown Sugar Challenge Challenge 9 Come Sunday

Altered Art at Jackson's Digital Expressions

Thanks to all who joined us in the Breast Cancer Awareness challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions!  This week we are Falling into Altered Art Hangers. Before I share my creation I thought I would show you this little treat bag filled with M&M's. I used  Die Cut With a View The Wild Splendor Stack. It has tons of pretty colorful paper, sentiments, and die cuts.  You will be seeing more projects from this paper stack.
DCWV paper stack
Robert Jackson digital image
Making Memories leaf
Adornaments fiber
Our Craft Lounge Sparkly fluff (dirt) 
My altered hanger is covered with coasters.  The image is by Eureka.  I love to make birthday cards for my co-workers and I forgot one birthday so this will be hers.  She trained me when I first came aboard and she has a sweet personality and patient attitude.   Entered in Digital Tuesday challenge (Text me). See close ups below.

DCWV paper
Tim Holtz bird cage
Prima flowers
Making Memories hardware

DCWV paper stack
Eureka digital image
Bic Mark it Markers
SEI ink pads

DCWV paper stack
Martha Stewart edge punch
Canvas Home Basics burlap
Join us with your Altered Door Hanger and win some cool prizes.  It can be for a wall, door or knob.
Entered in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryls Digi Stamps #135 Let's Think About Fall
Digital Tuesday  #180 Text Me
There's Magic in the Air Magical Monday Anything Fall
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