Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Special Request

Greetings Family, Friends and Followers!

This post is coming to you from a person who is truly feeling grateful right now!  I had a life-changing experience last week that has made me realize the importance of being thankful for the little things.  Most of us on this journey called life sometimes take things for granted - breath in our bodies, activity in our limbs, soundness of mind,family, etc.  I'm grateful to be alive today, and to have a second chance at life!

Now, for the theme of this post... In the past, I've mentioned, in passing, that my mom did not seem to have a fond appreciation for my crafting/hand-made items.  Well, she actually asked me to make a sympathy card for her to give to one of her best friends, who's mother passed away.  The "twist" was to NOT use the word "sympathy" on or in the card!!!  This was a challenge; but I like the end result - and I hope you do, too.

The inside reads:
Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on, And cherished memories never fade Because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be More than a thought apart, For as long as there is memory, They'll live on in the heart.

Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

T-shirts Everywhere

Hello and Happy summer!

Just a quick post to drop off some shirts I made last week.   A friend's son was accepted to Morgan State; and she wanted some family shirts for the graduation celebration.  


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Memorial Day crafting

 Greetings Family, Friends and Faithful Followers,

The summer is almost here; and you know that right before summer hits, Graduation Season comes in like a flood!! LOL.  Our family (and extended family), have a few graduations to celebrate; and I have been charged with making some graduation cards.  Now remember, in previous posts, I've said that I'm looking to be challenged to craft more this year?!!  I'm being challenged - and it's great!  The first card I completed was for our niece who graduated from high school (school colors were green/gold).  The image I used is from a wonder crafty sista-friend LaMeka, over at Pink Bow Ties - so please be sure to visit her site, browse, and purchase, if you see something you must have.

DP is from a DCWV Mega Stack; Flowers - Recollections (stash); Bling - Recollections (stash)
Dies - Spellbinders
Image was colored using Copic Markers:
E000, E00, E04, E21 (skin); E59, 57, 55 (hair); G12, 14, 17 (shirt & earring);
W09, 07, 05 (cap & gown); Y13 &15 (tassel)


This card was made for one of my bestest crafty sista - Cassie, who has been a true source of encouragement, inspiration and excellent sanity check (when I'm craft shopping)!  LOL.  She celebrated a milestone birthday over the weekend; and DH and I had the pleasure of being part of her (surprise) celebration.  Well, given that she is indeed a crafter, there was no way I could get away with a store-bought card for this particular milestone birthday.  So, I went through my supplies, and found her favorite colors (teal and brown, mostly)... and this card is the end-result!  I also made her a custom crafter's basket (turquoise/teal, of course) filled with a Spellbinders die that she wanted; an embossing folder with a Paris theme (for her to scrap her trip to Paris this summer); Copic Marker E04; trail mix (one of her favorite snacks); and some sprite her crafting beverage of choice - LOL)!  I had so much fun watching her take in all of the surprise party attendees, the decorations, and the personal touches of some TB photos... we're talking elementary school, ya'll!!  DH and I had a blast.

I'm grateful - no blessed - to have such a wonderful, uplifting, fun-loving, and talented friend in my life!  Tear, tear... smile... tear, tear... LOL.

Card LO - Mojo Monday #398

Thanks for stopping by. 



Sunday, May 17, 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #124

Greetings Friends and Faithful Followers,

It's challenge time again, and Team B is hosting!  The theme for this week's challenge is Teacher/Educator gift, card, etc.  One of our sponsors is All Dressed Up.  For my DT project, I used the image "Little Bookworm" from All Dressed Up.  If you choose to accept the challenge, please be sure to post your finished project over at 613 Avenue Create by Friday, May 22 @ 8pm.

Here's a little inspiration:

Gatefold is from Silhouette Design Store

Thanks for stopping by.



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day Cards

Greetings Family, friends and crafty peeps!

I  hope you are enjoying the lovely weather.   I just popped in to drop off a couple of cards that I made (and actually gave out) for Mother's Day. 
I  hope you will leave a little blog love to let me know you stopped by.  



Sunday, May 3, 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #122 - Anything Goes - Mother's Day

Hello Family, Friends, & Crafty Followers,

Happy May!  April showers bring May flowers, and Mother's Day, too!  Team B over at 613 Avenue Create is hosting this week's challenge, which has a Mother's Day twist.  One of our sponsors for this challenge is Eureka Stamps.  Be sure to visit Eureka and see all the wonderful digital images.

Here's my DT project for this challenge.  I hope it offers you some inspiration.  Should you choose to accept the challenge, be sure to post your project at 613 Avenue Create by Friday at 8:00 pm EST.

I will also enter this card in the Outlawz Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SOC Blogger Challenge #7": This or That

Good Morning,

Just popping in to drop off this card that I made for hubby, and as my submission for SOC Blogger Challenge #7.  The SOC Blogger Challenge is to create a project - card, layout, altered media, etc, either in celebration of Mother's Day or using pastel colors.

Here's my entry for the blog challenge:

Thanks for stopping by.