Friday, January 9, 2015

One Word 2015

Patience is my One Word for 2015.  How many times have I heard, "Patience is a Virtue"?  I've been exercising it since late August. Trying to practice self control and not complain. I know God has a plan for my life and is preparing me for my next career.  I just want to be obedient, because His promise will be fulfilled.  When I received my Spellbinder window die cut, it reminded me of a song, "God will pour you out a Window of Blessings that you won't have room to receive.  I'm claiming it.

Supplies:
DCWV - The Lemon Flower Stash
Bazzill 12x12 cardstock
Webster Pages - paper
Recollections - Flourish
Spellbinders -Window 2
Michael's - Flowers
Heidi Grace - Metal pebbles
Jenni Bowlin - Number stickers
TCW - Texturized stencil
Archival Brilliance - Graphite Black ink
Adirondack metallic acrylic paint- Gold Dabber
C'est Magnifique January 2015 sketch
January Sketch Challenge!

 My Word

 This scripture keeps me focused and gives me hope for a brighter future that He has in store.

Entering in the following challenges:
C'est Magnifique - January Sketch
Scrap-Challenge-YOUrself - Challenge #14 One Word
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #165 Uplifting Sentiment
Scrap our Stash - January Stash Challenge #22 TWINE
Tape Measure under my photo,
Window die cut my new item,
Inked edges
Numbers 2015 at the bottom,
Eyelets on the top of my photo

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Mini Altered Chalkboard Easels

This is my Design Team post for Scraps of Color E:spire.  While I was going through my stash I found some 3D stickers I wanted to get rid of since I've had them over 10 years. I did what I call a 'Drive By' at Michaels which means I walk around the entire store to see what's new with no intention to purchase anything.  Walking down the $1.50 aisle I saw some mini chalkboard easels and they were the perfect choice to use them for!  The receiver will receive two pieces of chalk wrapped in jute.
Jolee 3D stickers (Crocheting theme)

The Card Creation (Embroidery theme)

EK Success (M&M theme)
 Entering in the following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge:  Anything Goes (3D sickers)
Shopping Our Stash:  SOS #183 Use something new (Mini chalkboard easel)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Monday, January 5, 2015

Goals for 2015

Wow, my first creation for 2015 is a layout so I believe I'm off to a great start!  I'm inspired from Scraps of Color 1st challenge using a Robert Jackson digital with the word 'Cheer' in the project.  Since I don't believe in New Year Resolutions, I chose to set mini goals:  Gainful employment that will lead into my next career, A Praying Spirit, Exercising & Healthy Eating habits and one day a week for 'Me time'.
DCWV - The Music Stack
Robert Jackson - digitals
Michaels - flowers
Bic Mark it - markers


Entering in the following challenges:
Mema's Crafts - January Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting - Challenge #27 New Year Resolutions
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #164 Uplifting Sentiment
Scraps of Color RJ 1st Challenge of 2015

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Not much crafting going on.  My Christmas playlist is playing my favorite songs. Decorations are up and the kitchen is ready for baking.  Can't wait for family to arrive so I'm praying for traveling grace for all to arrive safe to their destinations.  
Mini tree 

Main tree

New toy for my children.  Yes I must admit it brings out the child in me.

The REAL reason for the season!

Added attractions
Here's wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas remembering the perfect gift of all 'Jesus'.

Friday, December 19, 2014

I’ve been nominated for the Creative Blogger Award!

What an honor when someone thinks enough of you to highlight your craft. Thank you La-Vie at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LC for nominating me for the Creative Blogger Award.  I remember connecting with her during a blog hop and we've been following each other every since. La-Vie  thinks outside the box with her creativity.  I like that she often shares a tutorial and provide tips with her crafting. 

This Creative Blogger Award entitles the recipient to join a group of very talented people and share their personal thoughts and secrets about their creative endeavors.  Hopefully you will learn something new about each blogger and find some inspiration along the way.

What am I currently working on? 
Christmas corsages for the holiday!
and Christmas specialty wreaths.  This one is a 'Spirit' wreath.



What is my signature style?
I can’t say that I have a signature style.  It just depends.  It can be fun, colorful and playful OR sophisticated and elegant.

How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Usually I become inspired with a conversation, challenge or when seasons change.  I’m always playing or organizing in the craft room.  Using my scraps is my favorite.  Typically December is hard to keep my blog updated because of the parties and fellowships.  You better believe I’m creating something crafty to take to an event though.

How does my creative process work?
Mini albums are my favorite and I love interactive pages.  Altering items is another favorite. Once I see the vision I just start pulling items from the scrap room and I lay everything out on a table and once I process it, it’s a go!

Creative Blogger Nominees:
Now it’s my time to Pay It Forward.  I would like to nominate Mary Joyce and Emonie.

Mary Joyce is my Scrapbooking Sister that I met at Scraps of Color.  She is the heart of the blog.  Her style is Afrocentric and I love her creations.  I’ve often called her Ms. Hallmark.  Mary Joyce writes most of her sentiments to reflect the images she uses.  It’s a perfect combination.  She has a Big HeART and is noted for sending Random Acts of Kindness all year round. 

Emonie  is my Embellishment Queen.  I love the way she uses embellishments whether they are on a page or card.  She is known for documenting her life.  Emonie is versatile with  her crafts and is always creating something cute including sewing on her pages. You have got to check out her blog and Etsy shop.

Thank you again LaVie for nominating me for this sweet Award.  Fellow Crafters, I hope you follow our blogs and be inspired.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Keep it Together During the Christmas Season

Had a little fun with this Design Team project for Scraps of Color E:Spire.  I've got a lot on my plate.  It's the Holiday Season and Christmas is just around the corner.  With only so many hours in the day and deadlines to meet I had to get a system to stay on track.  I made these refrigerator magnets to keep in view.  They are Robert Jackson's digital images.


Keep it Together This Christmas Holiday Season.  Plan Ahead. 
No Need to Be Stressed

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mema's Crafts Celebrate the Holidays

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but it continues on to Christmas.  Hope you join us at Mema's Crafts as we Celebrate the Holidays.  When you make your projects and cards for the holidays, link them at our December Challenge.  We have two themes:  "Celebrate the Holidays" and "Cold Winter Days".  Our sponsors are Bugaboo and Stitchy Bear. I was going to make a tag, but I had requests for Christmas ornaments for the tree.  This is Girlz Christmas Present by Bugaboo.

This image was perfect for my activity books for the children.  This is Criss Cross image to the left by Stitchy Bear and you can find it here.  The answers to the puzzle is to the right.






Entering in the following challenges:
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a card
Craft-Dee Bowz - Must use a bow
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
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