Sunday, March 23, 2014


I have several retirement cards on my Courtesy list to do.  I made this one using Robert Jackson digital to send out, because the soror loves to travel.  She is retiring from the school system after 35 years of teaching!
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Sizzlets flourish die cut
MOD blackbird ribbons
Verve sentiment
Kimberly watercolor pencils
Robert Jackson digital

Entering in the following challenges:
Scraps of Color - Robert Jackson Dots and Dies Challenge
Verve - March Diva Dare Do The Polka Challenge
Viva La Verve - Sketch challenge Week 3

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Let Go and Let God

Trying to use some scraps from my Persnickety paper pad.  I rarely use green and I love the way it came out.  It has an earthy look.  We know God created the heaven and earth so 'Let Go and Let God' was the perfect sentiment.  And below is a gateway card using the same paper.
Verve sentiment
Persnickety paper pad
Sizzix die cut leaf
Recollection fiber and flowers
EK edge punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes Challenge Uplifting Sentiment (Let Go and Let God)
D L Art - Use a Sentiment  At Least Five Words (Let Go and Let God)
Verve's Challenge Diva Dare Do the Polka (polka dot paper, edge punch inside & embossing folder)
Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge

Here's my other card using the same paper pad.  It's a gatefold card.

Entering in the following challenges:
Creating in Faith Hope and Love -   Put a Scripture on it
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunshine Mail with Special Delivery

It's that time again.  The 15th came so fast.  Hope you check out what the other Design Team members created using this set.  You can find Mr Postman set here by Deasy Designs.   I made a side card to showcase a few of the items included in the set.  It has several sentiments too! It would be awesome if you join in the fun and send your card to Sunshine Mail Foundation.
Deasy Design images & sentiment
Recollection ribbon
Entering in the following challenges:
Digi Galore- Anything Goes
Graph'It Maker Colors- Male Colours
Nutcrackers - #63 Boys, boys, boys

Thursday, March 13, 2014


This is my first tent topper card. I was looking for something on You tube and ran across this Splitcoasters tutorial and created this one.  Memascrafts Sketch #2 was my inspiration for the design and I'm thankful to have won this beautiful digital and you can find it here and Diane Daydream Designs.
Diane's digital & sentiment (My Heart Still Dances)
Martha Stewart edge punch
Bic Mark it markers
Recollection ribbon
Michaels feather, flowers, fiber and bling

Entering in the following challenges:
Memascrafts sketch (I used sketch #2)

Cute Cards Thursday - Girls Girls Girls
DL Art - Use an UPlifting  Sentiment with a least five words. (To lighten your
The Paper Nest Doll House Norway- Ribbon and/or Lace (I used both)

Sitting Pretty

Yes my sweet Bugaboo image is sitting pretty with a sweet message....'ever thankful for you.'   Need I say more?  : )

Entering in the following Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketch - Sketch 240

Papertake Weekly Challenge - BINGO (Flowers, Punched Shapes/hearts, Lace)

Crafters Cafe - Flowers (Fabric flowers on the left, flowers in the digis hand)

Viva La Verve Double Play

Making a few cards for friends.  You can never go wrong with scripture sentiments.  I've been told the message was right on time.  Hope they are inspired as they read them.  I found this sketch to be quick and easy while I pull out my scraps to make it.  I'll be using this one again soon.  I decided to participate in both challenges by Viva La Verve.

DCWV paper
EK Success flower punch
e. Pearls and Crystals - Bling
Verve's scripture stamp
Spellbinder die
Martha Stewart edge punch

Entering in the following challenges:

Viva La Verve Sketch   


Viva La Verve Color challenge


Word Art Wednesday - #123 Scripture

MOJO Monday #336

My inspiration comes from several sources with this card.  First I started with MOJO Monday sketch.  Second I found Pinspirational and Inky Impressions were looking for green.  Third the polka dot challenge is going on at Verve's. With the sheet music 'Standing on the Promises of God' (from our church bulletin), I thought why not submit to Word Art Wednesday Uplifting Sentiments.
DCWV paper
Verve stamp
Creative Memories circle punch
Martha Stewart edge punch
Recollections lace

Entering in the following Challenges:
MOJO Monday - sketch

Pinspirational - green
Verves - Do the Polka March Diva Dare
Inky Impressions - IIC #150 Go Green
Word Art Wednesday - Uplifting sentiment

Our Daily Bread Anniversary - ODBDSLC194

Blessed Be The Lord!  I love the ribbon in this card.  My mother gave it to me from her stash and it's my last roll that I've been hoarding.  I pulled it out to finish this card.  March is Our Daily Bread 6th Anniversary and this is the second challenge of four using Amethyst, Purple, Lavender challenge. 
Our Daily Bread Scripture Collection 1
Tim Holtz Birdcage die cut
Prima Lay it in Crystals
Hancock Fabrics lace and pearls
Recollection flowers

Entering in the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread  ODBDSLC194 Anniversary Challenge #2
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes #123 Anything Goes Scripture
Addicted to stamps - #77 Lace & Pearls

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mini Inspiration Session

What a great time we had Saturday.  I conducted an Inspiration session for our Jabborwock girls (not shown) in the photos below.  My sorority sisters got in the fun as it was enough kits made for them to be inspired.  It was an accordion mini with four tags.  I used Die Cut with a View paper stack.  Love the bright pretty colors of spring!  They were all similar in design. There is a tutorial I did on Scraps of Color E:spire.  You can find it here.

Die Cut with a View paper
Close to my Heart Be Yourself stamps
Martha Stewart edge punch and butterfly stamp
Stampin Up sentiment and punch
Michael's feathers

Sunday, March 9, 2014

MOJO Monday 335

Thanks to MOJO Monday 335 for this sketch.  I'm sending this one to my former supervisor that has been a blessing to me at Porter-Leath.  It was a fulfilling position as a Job Readiness Trainer to touch so many lives and to see them working and providing for their families touched my heart.  We know a journey begins with one step, but there is a quote that says, "A year from now you may wish you had started today."  I trust they will never give up and always focus on the goal.  
DCWV paper stack
Recollection crochet flower
Martha Stewart edge punch
Loersch photo frame
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Entering in the following challenge:
MOJO Monday 335


Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Wiz featuring 'The Wiz'

This is our last character of The Wiz at Scraps of Color.  Hope you have enjoyed viewing them as much as I have enjoyed making them come alive.  Thanks again to our host MJ and Alice.  Robert Jackson is a gifted artist. I used black paper and dapped a silver ink pad on the chicken wire to make the background. and used a couple of hardware pieces.
 Close up of the The Wiz.
 The challenge was to use red, bling and the word hope on our project.  

Entering in the following challenge:
Divas By Design - Masculine

Embrace Happiness

This sweety is a digital image by All Dressed Up.  I very seldom do clean and simple cards, but I love how it came out using Sunday Sketch & Stamp sketch. Isn't she a doll?!
All Dressed Up Digital
American Crafts Chromatix markers
Recollection pearls
Hancock Fabrics lace

Entering in the following challenges:
All Dressed Up  #10 Clean and Simple
Word Art Wednesday - #122 Anything Goes Uplifting Sentiment
Sunday Sketch & Stamp  #196 Sketch

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Quirky Crafts Guest Designer

Joined in with Quirky Crafts!!!  I was the winner of Challenge #3 - Wishes for 2014.  You have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer if you win a challenge!  How cool is that! Their sponsor is Unky and Challenge #5 is Secret Garden.  I'm using Aurora Cherry Blossom digital. This is my first time using a Japanese theme.  I wanted a fan for my card so I made my own using Tim Holtz rosette die cut. My sentiment reads, "Be Yourself everyone else is taken".  The image was colored with watercolor pencils.
Recipe Ingredients:
MME Reunion paper pad
Martha Stewart edge punch
Studio 8 flowers
Tim Holtz paper rosette die cut
Kimberly watercolor pencils
Close up

Entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Allsorts challenge - Week 248 Spring is Coming
DL Art Thankful Thursday - #127 Image of Girl or Lady

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sweet Sixteen Candelabra

My co-worker asked for my crafty assistance to help with decors for her daughter Ruqaiyah's (Tiffany Theme) 16th birthday.  My challenge was the candelabra for the candle ceremony. It was made with Styrofoam.  I coated it with DecoArt MagiKote I found at Hancock fabrics.  Love that stuff.  Satin white ribbon was wrapped around the sides of the Styrofoam and pinned to stay in place. Various pearl and silver sticks were added to fill in between the letters and candles.  The 'Sweet 16' letters and numbers were colored with paint after covering with Gesso.

Close up

 My mother covered and decorated the gift box as well as the other boxes. 
 Here's Ruqaiyah in her first dress.  I called her the 'Princess' as she was going around to greet her guest.
A selfie moment!  Oh how they grow up.  She's growing up gracefully.  
Coming out in her second dress to thank all who came to help her celebrate.  

Her mother watches as she lights her candles.  

SO proud of her. She wants to be a Veterinarian.  Ruqaiyah has volunteered at the Memphis Zoo since last summer and the day after her party she volunteered.   

Sunshine Mail Anything Green with a Shamrock

I'm bringing you Sunshine in spite of the weather forecast.  A card for a girl and boy.  The first card is an image from our sweet sponsor Stitchy Stamps Clover Heart.  Watch out...she's going to turn around and blow you kisses!

Not sure where I got this sweet little bird, but I'm sending it to my boy.  You can donate also.  The information to send a little sunshine to a child is here.  Hope you join us this month for the challenge and send your card! 

Entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes - Uplifting Sentiment
ABC Challenge - G is for Girls
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

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