Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Do Not Open Until December 25th

I cannot tell you how excited I am about this Christmas.  It’s my nephew’s 1st Christmas and I made this tag with him in mind after seeing a challenge at Mo’ Digital.  I am going to hang it on his tree so he can remember it each year.  Trimming trees is a tradition with my Mom.  She use to have one large tree.  Last year it was two and with grandbaby it’s three!  Yes he has his own tree lol.  Anyhow...I can't wait to recapture this moment with him under the tree in a box!  It's going to be a Kodak moment!!!   Stay tuned.....
Mo's digital image
Limited Edition Holiday Interactive Circle sentiment
Spectrum Noir markers
VersaColor inks
Flower Soft Polar white Diamond range
Fiskars paper crimper
My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland paper pad
Martha Stewart edge punch
Making Memory brads

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Mo Digital Challenge #211 Anything But a Card(w/Mo image)
Spectrum Noir - Christmas/Winter
Kaboodle Doodles - Buttons & Twine
Totally Gorjuss - A Childs Christmas
Crafin Desert Divas - Tags

Joy to You

This stamp shares my message to you for Joy during this holiday season.  Just in case you can’t read the message it says, “Joy (joy) n 1 a: feelings of delight or great happiness b:  irrepressible good will that must be expressed with fond wishes, warm hugs, gifts of cookies or lavish and spontaneous praise 2 something that a source of pleasure or happiness, such as a laughter of children or a mug of hot chocolate on a cold day, sunshine.

My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland
Bic Mark It markers
Martha Stewart die cut
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Verve Stamp ink
Hero Arts sentiment

Entering in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary - #57 Distress!
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #108 Uplifting Sentiment
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes USe a Snowflake
Shopping Our Stash - SOS #129 Holiday or Winter
Top Tip Tuesday - Use kraft paper


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

G is for Grateful

G is for grateful.  Sassy Teacher has her pen ready to write her list of things she is grateful for.  I started an A-Z list on another challenge.  Sometimes it’s the little things that we overlook, but in all things I give Thanks.   Here’s the list I started....Thank you God for Acceptance, Air, Blessings, Christ, Compassion, Clothes, Deliverance, Empathy, Employment, Favor, Family, Friends, Food, Fellowship, Freedom, Forgiveness,  Grace, Gifts, Health, Intelligence, Inspiration, Jesus, Kindness, Knowledge, Love, Mercy, Memories, Order, Peace, Protection, Purpose, Quietness, Resistance, Salvation, Shelter, Scriptures, Strength, Tranquility, Understanding, Victory, Vision, Wisdom, Xcitement, Yielding, Zeal.  Have you made an A-Z list lately?  This is a great family activity….Be blessed!

Sassy Studio digital
Bic Mark It markers
Bo Bunny Mama-razzi paper
7 Gypsie outside sentiment sticker
Inkadinkado stamp inside sentiment
Inside reads....

Entering in

Sassy Studios  - DTBST #204

Pink Elephant – TPE 227 Be Thankful

Love and Peace

 At Twist of Faith we are starting off with our Christmas Theme with Stamp Design by Kathryn as our sponsor for the week and she is awarding the winner four digital images!  Now on to our challenge, Come join us at Twist of Faith with your “3 Color Combo” and don’t forget the “Twist” of Faith” by adding an encouraging, uplifting, healing sentiment or scripture verse.  On my cards I used sentiments this time.  Hope you are encouraged, uplifted and healed.  What’s Christmas without a little snow?  I wanted to make a Winter Wonderland for my Smoochiebears.  This paper by Martha Stewart was the perfect choice for the scenery and I chose a Red/Lime Green/Chocolate combination

Spectrum Noir markers
Gel & Uniball pens and Acrylic paint
Martha Stewart Golden Woodland paper pad
Stampendous Ornament Greeting sentiment
Pink Paislee pixie stick glitter
Dress it Up  button

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I wanted to use nontraditional colors so I chose a Red/Black/Teal combination.  They were twice the fun to create with!  The image just makes you want to go out and give someone a hug!
My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland paper pad
Martha Stewart edge punch
Bic Mark It markers

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Finally, brethren, farewell be perfect, be of good comfort be of one mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace shall be with you. II Corinthians 13:11

Entering in the following challenges:
Spectrum Noir - Christmas/Winter
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes


Monday, November 25, 2013

Thank you God for

I was just sitting down thinking about what I was thankful for and I start going down the alphabet and thought why not type it and put it on a card.  This is my inspiration for a challenge at Scraps of Color using a Robert Jackson digital.  This digi reminds me of those days when you prayed when you woke up, at breakfast, lunch and dinner AND you better not close those eyes and get to bed before you thank the Lord for another day.  I am most thankful for my upbringing.  Not a perfect child, but a child whose family believed in Quality Time.  I love those talks and walks and family gatherings for every occasion. 

Entering in the following challenges:

Scraps of Color – Thanks/Thankful/Thanksgiving

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes #107 Anything Goes Uplifting and Encouraging

Digi Haven – We Give Thanks

The Pink Elephant - Be Thankful TPE 227 

Live in the Spirit of Christmas

Of course I don’t believe in fairies, but they are beautiful and so is this fairy from A Day for Daisies.  She was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and the design is a sketch by Flutter By Wednesday.  As a little girl I was told a fairy would give me money when I lost a tooth.  Everyone had a fairy godmother, who is sweet as sugar.  A fairy is like an angel who protects you.  A fairy can make your dreams come true. Now that I’m older I know better, but right now in this moment I just want to “Live in the Spirit of Christmas” as a child. Lol  Silly me huh?!

Recipe ingredients
A Day for Daisies image
Spectrum Noir markers
Martha Stewart paper
My Sentiments Exactly sentiment
Hancock Fabrics lace
Recollection pearls
Star fiber from my stash

Entering in the following challenges:

A Day For Daisies - Add Some Gold

Spectrum Noir - Christmas/Winter

Flutter By Wednesday - Sketch

Crafty Little Fairies - Lace & Pearls

Send A Smile For Kids – Anything Goes for Kids

Let It Snow

Snow?  Did I say that?  Not in Memphis.  When it snows here we shut down the city and although I would love to stay home and papercraft, I have to think about others who will be traveling to see their loved ones for Thanksgiving. Isn’t Tilda the cutest?!  She’s on her way to visit relatives
Recipe Ingredients
Tilda Image
Spectrum Noir markers
Stickles Christmas red
Cuttle Bug embossing folder
Pink Paislee Pixee Stix 



Entering in the following challenges:

Tildastown  #180 Frosty Fun

CAS Sunday Winter Theme

SimplyCreate Too Snow or Use all White

SpectrumNoir  – Christmas/Winter

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oh Give Thanks

Hello Blog Friends...It's the Season of Thanksgiving!.  Oh give thanks to the LORD for He is good.  Be sure to join us over at Twist of Faith card challenges this week as We Give Thanks!  As always don't forget the 'Twist of Faith' you must include a positive or uplifting scripture, sentiment, or quote.  Our sponsor is Eureka and I'm using 'Harvest Bouquet' and who doesn't love receiving flowers?  Since some people are allergic to flowers this card serves the same purpose, but these flowers  last longer! I believe we should give our beloved friends and family the flowers while they live instead of when they die.  Tell someone how much you love them and follow it up with  a floral card.  They will love it!

Eureka digital image
daisyd's Premium & Gypsy Harvest card stock
Unity Stamp - Faith series
Making Memories brads
Bic Mark-it Markers

Everyday is a day of Thanksgiving.  Thank you Lord!

Entering in the following challenges:
Eureka Stamps - #66 Thanksgiving
Paper Make Up Stamps - #115 Thank You
Kaboodle Doodles - #198 Thanksgiving
Parade Your Crafts - PYC #8 Grateful


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Under the Weather

This weeks Twist of Faith card challenge is piling it on with "Lots of Layers".  That's our theme for this week’s challenge. Our prize is sponsored by Meljens and the winner will receive 4 images!  I am using ‘Sick Little Bear’.  With the change in the weather, I know this card will come in handy.   I love working with My Minds Eye paper’s there are SO many pretty papers to select from.  So I used various papers, hearts, tissue paper with a button on top, bling on top of the lace, flowers on top of the grain ribbon,  brad on top of a doubled matted corner, & matted tag with ribbon.    Don’t forget the "Twist of Faith" you must include a scripture, verse or quote that is encouraging, uplifting or inspiring.
My Minds Eye Reunion paper stack
Spectrum Noir markers
Michaels fiber and lace
 Creative Memories & Martha Stewart heart punches

Entering in the following challenges:
Meljens - Challenge 185 - Friends Forever
Quirky Crafts Challenge #23 Baby It's Cold Outside - (Sweet little bear is having hot tea)
Robyn Fetish Challenge #185 rust, blue, cream

Rest in the Lord.  Psalms 37:7

Monday, November 11, 2013

Celebrating our Veterans

This is my Design Team project for Scraps of Color E:spire.  Mixed media on canvas....It's a Day of Remembrance to celebrate all Veterans today both active and retired.  We acknowledge your dedication and appreciate the sacrifices you make to keep us safe while serving our country. 

 The digital image is by Robert Jackson.

God Bless you, God Bless the United States of America, and the entire world.
 I pray for Peace and an end to wars.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Another MOJO Monday 318

I  love sketch #318 so I created another card using an assortment of products by Michaels on the $2 lane.  It's the Melodies and Lace series.  The chevron and sheet music caught my eye.  The chipboard hearts were also part of the assortment.
Michaels Melodies and Lace paper and chipboard
Verve's sentiment

Entering in the following challenges:
MOJO Monday Sketch  #318
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes #105 Uplifting Sentiment

MOJO Monday 318

MOJO Monday never fails to help a sister out when she's looking to make a quick card.  They are really easy to go to since they are posted at the top of their blog.  I needed to make a couple of cards for a few friends with death in the family.  I went for the current MOJO Monday challenge #318

DCWV The Garden Party
Fiskars paper crimper
Stampin Up punch
Hero Arts sentiment

Entered in the following challenges:
MOJO Monday challenge #318
Craftitude #52 Anything Goes Use Twine
Delicious Doodles challenges Remembrance/Thinking of You
Word Art Wednesday - #105 Anything Goes Uplifting & Encouraging sentiment
Alphabet Challenge T for Twine

Birthday wishes

My dear scrappy friend and sorority sister Rhoda turned 60!!  To wish her a Happy Birthday, I colored this cute image of India Arie in her favorite colors.  The navy flower was added, because her party had a blue jeans theme. My intention was to make a gift card holder for her gift card, but I saw this pretty sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #223 and went for it.   I will definitely use it again.  I am also entering it into Scraps of Color Robert Jackson - Black Girls ROCK challenge.  My friend does ROCK.
Spellbinder dies
Recollection flower & Aqua Damask paper
Coredinations Vintage collection cardstock
DCWV cardstock
Sizzlet flourish
Copic and Bic Mark -it markers
The Scrapbooking Queen sentiments
Making Memories blue staples
 Didn't she do a great job with her cupcakes!  They were delicious made in vanilla, chocolate and german chocolate.  Yes you guessed it.....She LOVES to bake.

Happy Birthday Dear Rhoda......Happy Birthday To You!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

In Remembrance

It's Tuesday and time for our Twist of Faith card challenge.  This weeks challenge is "In Remembrance" with the Twist of Faith to include a scripture,  verse or quote that is encouraging, uplifting or inspiring. I'm encouraging my receiver to Keep Looking Up.  When I saw Digi Darla's birdhouse flower pot, I thought about singing birds and pulled out my Martha Stewart punches to create my scene. I pulled out gel pens that I haven't used since I purchased them years ago and colored the image!  My goal was to create a CAS card......well I tried.

Digi Darla - birdhouse flower pot image
Martha Stewart tools- bird & fence edge punches and fringe scissors
Recollection - flowers
The Craft Lounge - sparkly fluff
Gel pens
This is a close up of the Brown Sugar Sparklyfluff I added to the house to make it look natural and I also added some to the bottom of the grass that I made using my Martha Stewart fringe scissors.

Hope you join us this week.

And the ransom of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness.  Isaiah 35:10

Sweet Stamps - #142 Nature
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes TTCRD

Friday, November 1, 2013

Tag I'm It

Here’s my entry for Verve’s ‘Tag You’re It’ October Diva Dare.  I was inspired with this card by a tutorial from Lawren and Verve's ‘Let It Be’ set .  The adorable image is by Mo's Digital Stamps.  I'm sure I'll use this pattern as an insert in a mini album!

Mo Digital image
Bic Mark it markers
Verves stamps - Let It Be
Recollections True & Authentic paper
Webster's pages Your Life.  Beautiful
Ribbon FX  ribbons
Making Memories glittered flourishes

This is the front view with the tag inserted.  The cute image is a mini folded card.  When you open the card there are two inspirational messages. 
Do you see the two stamped messages inside?  When you pull back that flap you will see the inside of the card.  The part on the right flaps up (Faith can move mountains) for the inside message of the card.  The black piece with the floral design holds the back of the tag.

This is how it looks when the flap is down. That's why I call it my mini inspirational card.  It has so many opportunities to open and be inspired!
Entering in
Verves Stamps - Tag You're It
Word Art Wednesday - Uplifting Sentiments
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