Thursday, October 30, 2014

PJ Loves to Play

I am so enjoying my nephew and creating layouts for his album.  This is Patrick Junior at seven months.  Oh  how they grow up.  I'm using C'est Magnifique October sketch for this layout.  I wanted to use a masculine approach on this layout using a little distressing, and fun templates with modeling paste and mists.  I used Fiskars crimper tool on the upper left side to give a little texture to the paper.  See sketch below.
Entering in the following challenges:
C'est Magnifique - October sketch

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pink Sunday

Just wanted to make a quick post and share the gift bags I made for our six Breast Cancer Survivors at church today.  We had a high time praising God for his goodness and mercy.  I finally finished Me and My Big Ideas Mambi paper pad I've had for at least 3 years!  Julie Nutting Doll Taylor was used on each bag.  I changed her hair up on a few.

Close ups

Sheet music from my church programs used for the butterflies and flowers.

Recipe ingredients:
Me and My Big Ideas Mambi paper pad
Stickles- Diamond
Hancock fabrics - tulle
Martha Stewart butterfly
Tim Holtz ticket and flower punch
Sizzix leaf die cut
Doily - From my mothers stash

Entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday -  Uplifting sentiment
613 Avenue - Challenge #95 Anything Goes with Gift Bag
Use Your Stuff - Challenge #159 Doily 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sunshine Mail & the Winner of SOC Blog Hop

Sunshine Mail coming to some sweet girls at the foundation.  This is 'Stephanie Brings Surprises'.  I printed nine images and they all have different colored outfits.  It's so easy to send several in one large envelope. You don't need individual envelopes.  The foundation hand delivers them.  They prefer that you not send get well, birthday, religious or holiday.  No loose glitter or confetti.  Make sure you sign the inside with your first name and state. How sweet is that?!  My design is by Card Map.  I needed something quick and easy.

 Entering in the following challenges:
Craft your Passion Hope/Love/Encouragement theme
Dragonfly Dreams - Mainly Pink. 

Thank you   for being our sponsor.
Come on over and join us at  here by creating a card for a child!

Now for the winner of ............................
It's Dainty Diva.  Email me at

Friday, October 10, 2014

Scraps of Color Blog Hop

It's here and I'm thrilled with excitement to be apart of such a great Sistahood with a couple of gents!  It wasn't hard to determine what I would share this month since I've been 'counting down'.  I joined SOC in 2009 and have had the pleasure to meet so many wonderful Sistahs in person.  To countdown the event I thought I would (you guessed it) alter a cookie sheet to a magnetic calendar. Attached to the clip on the bottom right is a card I made during FNC (Friday Night Challenge).  FNC is how I got to meet so many amazing sistahs.  Gotta LOVE this place...We Celebrate Life!
DCWV The Celebration Stack
Quickutz cork
Hobby Lobby Clips and Magnets
Sizzix pocket die cut
Tim Holtz  Rosette die
Spellbinder die
Creative Memories circle punch
EK Success edge punch
Robert Jackson digital image
 Showing you all of my embellishments that I've added to the board.  The possibilities are endless!
Now to the EXCITEMENT!!!  This is the order of the Blog Hop.  Make sure you start at the SOC Blog first to have an opportunity to win the grand prize.  My prize is a $10 gift card from Michaels.  You do not have to be a follower, but I would love it if you did.  It's easy peasy, just leave a comment. 

Blog Hop Order
Enjoy the journey as we Celebrate Turnt Up for 10!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

My Traveling Gift

I completed my traveling gift for Sweet Sister Shirley at Scraps of Color during the Labor Day holiday so I wouldn't hold the train up. The Anticipation  has been stressful with all the waiting, because I am number 11 out of 18.  I'm excited to share it with you since it was delivered to her this afternoon. First the Traveling Gift is like a Random Acts of Kindness challenge.  There is a list of  participants and you send something you made to the next person on the list. When I found out I had Shirley's name I immediately thought of a mini album, because she gave me a bookmark that she shared with her family.  Shirley's family reunion was in Memphis and we connected during her visit (yeah) after I left Crop for Teal, which benefits Ovarian Cancer sponsored by Leisa Callahan.  It was such a pleasure meeting Shirley.  (Warning:  Photo overload)
Cover.  All contents from C'est Magnifique kit accept the title and wire on the fence

The mini was handmade with cardboard and cardstock.  Chipboard words from Studio Calico.

Both are pocket pages for photos and journaling.

Interactive pages on both sides.

Tim Holtz cluster of tickets to hold interactive insert for more photos on the left.

The page on the right above opens with die cuts to journal.

This is the back using Tim Holtz birdcage die cut and some doily from my mother's collection.

All inserts from the mini

Speaking of Crop for Teal, the majority of the products used in making the mini album came from a C'est Magnifique kit I won from a sketch challenge.  You should check her kits out.  They are loaded with yummy goodies.  That's my reason for the photo overload.  I had to let you see all the lovely papers and embellishments.  Love the firm cardstock papers by Maja Design 'Walking in the Forest'.  I must give a shout out to the generous Deonna Riegler.  She even brought her store to us.  I was also excited to WIN one of her three kits from the Silent Auction!  Her smile is as big as her heart.Thanks again Deonna.

This is what I created from the sketch using a few of her products including the Glitz tiny roller doodle I won for being one of the first to stand and holler "Fight Ovarian Cancer".

The fabric on the base (in the center) was given at Hilton's 2013 Crop for a Cause.  They wanted to see how we would use it.  As you can see it definitely came in handy.  I can't wait until Mary Joyce host this challenge again!
I also have another kit that I won for the Silent Auction!  Envisioning another mini album in the making......

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tic Tac Toe at Memascrafts

Come join us at Memascrafts for an old favorite game.  I used every element from the Tic Tac Toe board on my card using sweet little Oisi digi stamp from Stitchy Bear's Digital.   First row: Lace/Brads/Digital.  Second row: Flowers/Bling/Glitter(from the paper and in her bow).  Third row: Edge punch/faux stitches/dry embossing. Die Cut with a View Lemon Flower paper stack was used for all my projects.  Check out the bottle toppers below. 

I selected Girlz Coffee from Bugaboo Digital Stamps for my bottle toppers.  MMMmmm I think I need to perk up with a little tea in my cup right now.
This link will take you straight to Memas Craft October challenge and you can see the other Design Team members creations as well as our Guest Designer.  Can't wait to see what you create using the Tic Tac Toe board. For the first topper I used the middle row:  Doily/Pearls/Glitter.  For the second topper I used the first row Ribbon/Button/Digital.

Sunshine Mail Anything Goes

Imagine That Digital Stamps is our sponsor at Sunshine Mail to help bring a smile to a child's face. I have the opportunity of creating with a cute golf digi theme to wish them a TEE-rific day! Outlines are included, but I chose to use the colored digi.  It was perfect, because I was short on time.  Here's Pink for a girl and Blue for a boy. How cool is that!

Look at the possibilities of creating with this set.  Thank you Imagine This Digital!   
You can find their site here or at the top.  

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