Sunday, February 28, 2016

Black History Month BINGO Challenge

I hosted a Black History Month Bingo challenge over at Scraps of Color.  The goal is to BINGO using every item on the Bingo card making a layout.  I created an 8x8 layout (with paper and lace I've hoarded way too long) of my mother with one Bingo (C – Down) AND decided to do a Pocket Letter for the heART of it using every item on the Bingo card!  

8x8 layout of my mother when she was younger.
C (Down)

Chipboard piece (flower)
Pearls (under the lace)
Metal (key)
3D embellishment (chipboard button and flower)
Lace (above the pearls)

Entering in the following challenges
Word Art Wednesday - #220 Inspirational
613 Avenue #165 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Lace and Pearls
Crafty Catz  #313 Special Lady

Have you ever had one of those days when you felt Artsy Crafty?  I was feeling it when I created this Pocket Letter.  
Pocket Letter using all of the items (see below) along with the ATC cards

Die cut – musical notes
Edge punch is on the Embellished ATC
The word love is a metal piece on the chipboard banner
Circle was used on the train wheels and lights
Two photos of the natural girl and Mary McLeod Bethune
Double matted the natural girl (Yes I drew her myself!!!)
Brads were used on the Embellished ATC
Bling flower on the natural girls hair
Black butterflies
Quote is in the middle
Negative space in the middle
SOC free space
Metal piece is love on the banner and metal on the Embellished ATC card
Inked on the Underground Railroad and edges on some of the ATC cards (Can you see the feet under the train?)
Special event on the traffic light
Date is on the traffic light and the natural girl
Banner is above the tree stamp
3D embellishment is my train used with pop dots on the caboose and wheels
Flower on the Embellished ATC and natural girls’ hair
Used black/red/green as a focal point
Journaling box is the song Lift Every Voice and Sing
Check out the stick pins for why I am Black History
Lace on the Embellished ATC
Embellished ATC was re-purposed from a previous challenge at Scraps of Color

Close up of ATC

I am Black History.  Hope you were inspired!  Blessings..........

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Praise Theme Pocket Letter

I was in a Pocket Letter Swap over at Scraps of Color.  My Swap partner was Ruby Wilkes and she asked me to surprise her so I came up with a Praise Theme.  When she received it she said she felt like she had gone to church!  The digital images are by Robert Jackson.  I added a few rubber stamps scriptures by Unity and Verves.  The image sentiment is by Diane.  I can't believe I used up the last of my Webster Pages.

Here's the goodie page.

Preparing to be mailed

Just a little something extra.  You can get carried away with these pocket letters.  Gotta love it!!!!

Entering in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - #220 Inspirational
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - ATC Pocket Letters

African Violets

I've been busy with impromptu request, but I love it!  Cards were needed to give our honored sorors with 50 plus years in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc to put their monetary gift in.  I needed 11 and it had to be something cute, quick and simple to make. The African Violet is our sorority flower so I grabbed it and a heart punch by Martha Stewart.  This is my design.

Entering in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #220 Anything Goes (Inspirational)
CASology - #186 CAS with Distress (Distressed edges)
Less is More - Add some texture (Stickles and a pearl)
Addicted to Stamps - #182 Make your mark (Water color pencils)

The Little Things

My mother's supervisor is retiring and she asked me to make a mini album for her.  It was a last minute request, but I told her I could make it happen.  In my stash, I found an oval shaped mini album that was incomplete.  I purchased a Bo Bunny Abbey Road kit from Archivers (Oh how I miss that place) that I never completed.  It was the perfect selection and definitely perfect timing.  With the left over paper, I made a card for her too with inspiration from a Viva la Verve sketch.

Entering the card in the following challenges:

Viva La Verve Sketch 2 challenge

Word Art Wednesday #220 Anything Goes - Inspirational
Cupcake Inspiration  #348 Color challenge

Brown Sugar #186 Anything Goes

Entering the mini album in the following challenge:

Incy Wincy - Personalize It

Monday, February 15, 2016


Grateful is how I feel.  While on my job I came across a young Christian man with an inspiring business.  He had a pile of acrylic plates that were going to be thrown away.  He was wondering how he could recycle the items.  Somehow I felt I could create something with them.  Fortunately some had four holes on the edges and immediately scrapbook album came to mind.  The size of it is a bit odd (8 x 15), but I managed to make it work.  By the way, he shared the sentiment with me.  It's a wooden  2 x 3 1/2  wooden block that he also created.  My scrapbooking sister in my circle created his business logo on an acrylic piece from her Cameo. I can't wait to share what we created with him.

Front cover

Closeup of the front.  Grateful  Psalm 107:1

Inside page.  Blessed is he who believes. Luke 1:45

Inside page

Entered in the following challenges:
Scraps of Color - 1st and 3rd challenges/Things That Fly
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #219 Scripture
Simply Papercrafts - #23 Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - #303 Anything But A Card

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Be My Warm and Fuzzy Valentine

These bags were made for our Ashton Nursing Home ministry.  Our church members gave generous donations and items to fill the bags such as robes, socks, houseshoes, throws, knitted caps, t-shirts, hats, lotion, denture cups, toothbrushes, and word search puzzles for their Christmas worship.  We had more than enough.  Due to a last minute donation of t-shirts and socks, instead of holding them to next year we decided to give them out on Valentine's Day.  So with that said, I designed the front of the paper bags from a sketch by Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The paper bags were a freebie from my Paper Crafting Sister Rhoda.  She placed them in her donate box and somehow I knew they would come in good use.

A pair of socks was wrapped up in a t-shirt of various sizes. 
Below are how they were folded to put in the bag.

There are a total of 32 Warm and Fuzzy Valentines prepared!

Here's a close up of the paper bag.  
The message says "God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them."  

DCWV - The Performance Stack
Recollection doily
Butterfly punch
Stampin Up sentiment

Entered in the following challenges:
Through the Purple Haze - Things with Wings #94
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch challenge

Moving Along with the Times - Things with Wings
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes #219 - UPlifting Sentiment
Left of Center Challenges - Things with Wings #116

Do, Love, Walk

This is the second card I made in Scraps of Color Friday Night Chat 30 minute card making.  The instructions were to make a bookmark, card or layout using the last tool you purchased. My latest purchase was the best cutting scissors by Fiskars and a Martha Stewart circle cutter.  I've had my Creative Memories circle cutter since 1997.  Since Michaels has all her tools and scrapbooking products half off, I thought it was time to purchase another one.  The first card was done over after the 30 day challenge.  I embossed the scripture to make it look more precise and hand wrote the banners to reflect the words: Do, Love and Walk.
This is the 30 minute version below

Here are my latest purchases.

Entering in the following challenges:
Viva La Verve Sketch challenge

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #219
In the Pink - #87 Use Pink With Love
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Here's my take on MOJO 433 sketch.  Maxine Johnson was our Friday Night Chat hostess for Scraps of Color this month.  There were three challenges and I made it home for the last two challenges.  I look forward to having fun and chatting with my Papercrafting sisters!  Unfortunately I don't get to chat much.  After I make a card, I'm clearing space to make another one.   This is my take on the second challenge.  We had to make a card based on the letters O-L-D in 30 minutes.  I used Orange, Lace, and Distress edges.  

DCWV The Music stack
Stampin Up scripture stamp
Recollection lace
American Craft flowers

Entering in the following challenges.
MOJO Monday - Sketch challenge 433

Dragons Lair Design - February Bingo Grid challenge (Flowers, Lace, Glitter)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #219 Scripture
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