Saturday, May 31, 2014

SOC Friday Night Chat Challenge

I was an impromptu hostess at Scraps of Color FNC Friday Night Chat.  It’s been a while since I’ve hung out with my girls.  It was a blast.  We have an image challenge that ends at midnight CST on Sunday, which we used a boy and/or girl Bratz digital image.  The theme was Children.  As a Design Team member of Sunshine Mail ,we don’t get many to enter our challenges and send their cards so I hope you are inspired.  The creations were awesome.  We started at 8:00CST and they had to create a card in 30 minutes with the following challenges.
Entering in the following challenges
Crafting For All Seasons Boys Will Be Boys
Rubys Rainbow - One for the Boys
Tuesday Morning Sketches Sketch challenge #251

Entering in the following challenge:
Sister Act Card Challenge #33 Anything Goes

Challenge #1  Anything Goes with a touch of YELLOW

Entering in the following challenges:
MOJO Monday #347 Sketch

Challenge #2  Let’s see lots of layering.  Use that paper and embellies

Entering in the following challenge:
Created With Love - Lots of Layers CWLC #82

Challenge #3  Anything Goes - Use your favorite color
Entering in the following challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #134 Anything Goes

Here's the info on the guidelines with address here.  Our blog for Sunshine Mail challenges are on the 1st and the 15th.  Hope you join us....Have a blessed day!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Great use of scraps

I found this idea on Pinterest.  I needed something quick and easy.  Coming from a Customer Service background, I love to celebrate success.  These bags were made for my co-workers. The theme was "How Sweet It Is"....Celebrating 30 days on the job. I put their favorite sweet treat and beverage in the bag while using scraps of their favorite color.  Some of them still have their tags hanging at their desk!

Entering in the following challenges:
Scraps of Color Week 21 Challenge Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Alter It
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #133 Uplifting Sentiment

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sunshine Mail Anything Goes

Won't you join us at Sunshine Mail Foundation and create a card for a child?  We have an "Anything Goes" challenge (Child Friendly). What child wouldn't love for Miss Kitty to visit and wish them a Happy Day?  If you would like to join our Design Team, create a card and leave a comment here.

You can win a digi from our Sponsor Di's Digi Design.
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Saturday, May 10, 2014

#Bring Back Our Girls

I'm joining the movement and spreading the message through painting.  #BRING BACK OUR GIRLS!  I can not imagine what is going on in their minds right now. It's Mother's Day and the uncertainty that they may never see their mothers again is devastating. I love the quote, "Courage is Fear that has said it's prayers".   It is my prayer that they will reunite with their families and continue their dreams.

RW Laser Cuts chipboard - Winter Tree Birds
Martha Stewart - butterfly punches
Stickles - Golden Rod and Crystal
Acrylic Paints
Uniball Pin

Entering in the following challenges:
Scrapping Everyday Miracles  Challenge #1 Renew, New, Rebirth (Reunite)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #131 (Uplifting Sentiment)
Scraps of Color -  Week 15 Anything Goes  (Mixed Media)

Let's show our support Paper Crafting family, create your message and post! #Bring Back Our Girls.  Oh I want to send a shout out to my girl Tiare.  I have Embraced my HeART...My Soul is Free!

A Mothers Love

Have you gone to church and witnessed a sister, mother, or teacher with a row of children sitting on a pew?  Well this use to be me back in the day.  While teaching ages 1-6, children can get stuck to you from Sunday School to church.  I LOVED it....kind of miss those days.  Children are SO much different than they use to be back in the day.  I think every mother has shared this scripture with a child, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. - Proverbs 3-5.
Recipe Ingredients:
Stampington paper
Robert Jackson digital
Stampin Up scripture
Spellbinder die cut
BicMark it markers
Recollection pearls

Entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Scripture
Sentimental Sunday  - Use a Lace/Doily and sentiment
Tuesday Morning Sketch sketch challenge

I also wanted to share with you an Altered Mixed Media Wooden Frame I made for my mother.  It was my Design Team post for Scraps of Color E:spire.  You can find close ups here.
Happy Mother's Day 

For our Little Grad

We use to keep a little girl name Ayanna until she and her mother moved to Birmingham.  We just fell in love with her and have kept up with Ayanna throughout school.  Last weekend she graduated from college.  What a joy it was!  She's a leader, an awesome student and focused on her goals.  It's a celebration!  We are proud of her and her mother for raising such a darling little lady.
Recipe Ingredients:
Precious Moments digital
Chromatix markers
K& Company Black & Ivory designer paper
Studio G sentiment
Martha Stewart edge punch
Entering in the following challenges
Stempelsonne - Congratulations
Scraps of Color - Head of the Class challenge
MOJO  Monday sketch challenge 344

Thursday, May 8, 2014

NSD 2014

This was my first time ever celebrating NSD alone.  I had a totally wonderful day.  My goals were posted on Scraps of Color blog to 1) Complete a Design Team project, 2) Make 10 mini album kits, 3) Alter two picture frames, 4) Make 20 cards from my stash, 5) Mail cards to Sunshine Mail, 6) Play with paint, and 7) Post my day!  Well what had happen    The mini albums came in handy when 10 graduates from our Delta GEMS program were having their ceremony.  This mini tag album ended up being their gift. I altered one frame which was my DT project at Scraps of Color E:Spire, which I played with paint.  I made only two cards that were requested and my Sunshine Mail is postal! Check out each tag.  I was inspired by Frilly and Funkie. The mini tag album is all put together towards the end.

Got my hands in a little mixed media with this one.  I sweet old lady once told me to keep a song in my heart and a Psalm in my mind so I wanted to pass that on to them.   The sheet music is from my church bulletin.
Putting all the pieces together for the kits......It was right on time and easy to prepare.  

 Each stack ready to be put together and delivered.

 Here they are all put together with a binder ring and a pretty red ribbon.  It is my prayer that the graduates are inspired with the positive messages as they enter into the new chapter of their life.  I Remember When...  

Now for the icing on the cake....Well cupcakes.  I was craving for a healthy sweet treat.  In between all the crafty fun, I baked some sweet potato bran muffins!  This is the batter. Oooey Gooey and Yummy for my Tummy.
 This is the set up.  You know I had to make them special.  NSD is an Awesome Day to Celebrate! Right?

And the end result!  I topped them off with a homemade streusel. Now I need to do a layout and include the recipe.  I'll be sure to make them again.

I apologize for the long post, but how can you shorten such a fun filled NSD day!

Entering the tags in
Glitter Sparkle Challenge - Tag it
Word Art Wednesday - -#131 Anything Goes Uplifting Sentiment
Craft My Life - Anything But a Card April/May

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs - ODBDSLC201

The background of this card was a gift from the Scraps of Color scrapbooking retreat held in Atlanta this Spring.  It's Artist paper called "Neon Nonsense" by Stampington & Company.  I thought the butterfly would be beautiful to show how we can transform into something beautiful in the eyes of the beholder.  Thank God for Salvation.  It doesn't cost us anything.  We just need to be delivered so we can too like the butterfly be set free and let our light so shine.

Entering in the following challenges:

Our Daily Bread Designs - ODBDSLC201 Wing it
Word Art Wednesday - #131 Anything Goes - Scripture
Crafty Cardmakers - #115 It's a Bug's Life
Faith, Hope, and Love - Bible scripture

MOJO Monday #344

DCWV Lemon Flower stack makes me crave homemade lemonade!   Love the pretty patterns in this stack. I wanted to share a sweet card inspired by MOJO Monday sketch.    Have a great week.

DCWV Lemon Flower stack
Magnolia - digital image
Bic Mark it markers - dress & hair
Copic - body
Studio G - sentiment
Hancock fabrics - ribbon

Close up with added wings

Entering in the following challenges:
Magnolia Lovers - Yellow and Green
Totally Tilda Challenge #95 - Tilda with Wings
MOJO Monday - Sketch

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Smile I love you

"When it rains it pours"   It's not just rain from heaven, it could be a storm in your life (sickness, death, finances, impromptu situations).  We must remember to try and smile in our situation.  There is a rainbow on the other side. Have faith in Him who takes care of all things and know that someone LOVES you!
Nutcrackers - digital
MME - Breeze paper stack
Recollection flowers
Martha Stewart edge punch
Heidi Grace metal mini brads
Stamp Happy ticket sentiments

Entering in the Following Challenges:
Nutcracker - Bingo (Girly Image, Paper Punch, Gems)
Graph It Colour Challenges - Using Grays
Crafting For All Seasons - Lots of Layers
Word Art Wednesday - Challlenge  #130 Anything Goes

Sunshine Mail is thinking Spring

Springing up are my two cards for SUNSHINE Mail!  I try to make two each time for a boy and  a girl. Hope you join us and create a card for a child. Look at my cards with close ups of digital images by Meljens Design. Both cards were made using  Lily bee design Persnickety paper pad.

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Meljens Designs  - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Things With Wings

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Lots of Layers

Oh and I thought I would add that we are looking for a few more to join our Design Team.  Here are the guidelines for   .

Card Donation Guidelines:

    • Sunshine Mail Foundation accepts handmade cards.
    • Anyone can send a card. In fact, we encourage you to include your children.
    • Please send only cheerful cards. Please do not send get well cards, birthday cards or holiday cards.  For sentiment suggestions, please refer to our list below.
    • Because the children we send Sunshine Mail to come from all different backgrounds, please do not send religious cards.
    • Envelopes are not required. However, if you choose to include an envelope, please do not seal them as the parent or guardian may want to preview the cards before giving them to their child.
    • There are no size requirements for the cards.
    • Cards must be signed  Your First Name, From Your State.
    • Please do not use loose glitter or confetti in the cards.
    • If you are sending cards for a specific child, cards must be received to the address below by the deadline to be included.
    • Please include a Donation Form along with your cards.

Please send Sunshine Mail cards and items along with the Donation Form to:

Sunshine Mail Foundation
2465 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Create and Post a card with a Spring Theme on the blog and leave a comment so we'll know you are interested!

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