Monday, July 21, 2014

Lady with Hat - Birthday Card

Good Afternoon,

I'm working on getting out here more often, so bare with me.  LOL.  Just wanted to drop off a quick card that I did for my Pastor's mom (really like another mom to me).  She's our church diva (at least that's what I call her - in love).  The sketch that I used is courtesy of Pinterest (I have fallen in love with this layout, too).  The digi is courtesy of Maruva DQ; and it was colored using Copic Markers.  The white patterned paper is from a DCWV stacks (White/Blanc).  The ribbon and bling are from my stash.

Thanks for visiting my crafty slice of Heaven.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Saturday Night Steven

Greetings and Happy (post) 4th of July (Season)!

I tried to post this earlier, but didn't have all of my marker information.  At the time that I completed this project, I hadn't done much crafting.  I DID manage to crank out a quick card for my DT project for Challenge #78.  One of our sponsors for the challenge was Dr. Digis (  Please be sure to visit the site to see all of the wonderful digi stamps that are available.  This is "Saturday Night Steven".  I thought he was such a groovy dude... and with that, I created this card (and sent it to my cousin for his birthday - hope he liked it):

This digi was colored using Copic Markers:
Thanks, as always, for your support and blog love.  It's not easy juggling this great passion with "life", but I'm working towards a balance - no matter how long it takes!  LOL.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Challenge #80 - Anything Goes

It's me, Again!

Just sending out a quick post to encourage you to join us over at 613 Avenue Create for this week's "Anything Goes" challenge.  The optional twist this week is to make a shaped card (or project)!  Now, that's a challenge - LOL!  If you choose to accept this challenge, please be sure to post your creation(s) over at by Saturday, July 19th at 6:00 pm EST.  There's loads of inspiration at the Avenue; and I'll be posting my interpretation of the challenge real soon; so be sure to come back.



SOC Summer Swap

Greetings All,

The summer is practically flying by, and I have not made it to the beach yet!!  We took a short trip to Norfolk, but the beaches were not really safe, so we stayed in-land.  Had fun with the family - shopping, movies, and even did a little bowling.  No trip would be complete without a souvenir... so my souvenir was a swollen and bruised foot, after DS accidentally dropped an 11lb bowling ball on my foot!!  OOOOUUUUCCCHHH!!  Thank God NOTHING was broken, just deep contusions (bruises) on the top and bottom of my foot.  After 3 nights of ice/heat/ice/heat... I'm able to wear some sandals/flip flops, but closed shoes are still a little uncomfortable.

Over at SOC, I decided to participate in a "Summer Card" swap.  We had to make, and mail, 2 summer-themed cards for our partner (to be used at their discretion).  I received these cards from Cassie's Craft Cafe:

And I made these cards for my swap partner:

Now, crafty folks that know me know that it's hard for me to do masculine cards; but I have to admit, I like how this one turned out.  I need to make another one to add to my stash!  LOL. 

The pictures used for the cards are from the DCWV Summer Stack; and the patterned paper is from a Bright stack by Recollections.  Card layouts are courtesy of Mojo Monday and Pinterest card sketches.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It's Been a While...

Good Morning Friends, Family and Faithful Followers,

Since my last post, DS has graduated from 8th grade and is heading to high school!! WTW?!! Right?!  LOL.  In celebration of this milestone, a few of us are getting together at one of my DS's favorite restaurants to celebrate his transition.  So, the crafter in me decided to force myself out of this slump I've been in, and make some invitations.  I wanted to do something a little different, so I went to Google and Youtube!  I struck gold with "How'd she DO that?" (Dawn O.).  Thanks to Dawn's tutorial on a graduation cap fun fold card, I was able to make some adorable invitations for the graduation celebration.

I followed the tutorial to the letter, EXCEPT for the tassels.  I decided to check out the Silhouette store (during the 40% off sale), and grabbed a couple of tassel files.  The first one didn't work out b/c I couldn't change the year tag in the file ($.59 down the drain - LOL!).  So, I used the second file, which included a shadow image... and voila, the tassel was born!  LMBO.  Anyway, I decided to attach each tassel with a brad (at this point, color didn't really matter).  Much to my surprise, though, this embellishment cost me an additional $.21/card to mail (not b/c of weight, but bulkiness - really??)!!  Now that did it!!

DS told me he had 2 teachers that he really enjoyed this school year; so he asked if I could make them something special.  Well, of course, I went back to the Silhouette Store to find some more files at 40% off!  I found a couple of teacher quotes that I could cut in vinyl and put on a canvas.  Due to time constraints and exhaustion, I was only able to complete one canvas for his homeroom/Science teacher (favorite, too).  Here's the finished project:

Well, now that we've caught up, thanks for visiting my little (slightly neglected) slice of paradise.



Monday, May 12, 2014

Weekend Excursions

Hello Faithful Followers,

Life has taken over, and has been kicking butt!!!  I know it's been a while since my last post; and it's been a while since I've crafted anything.  I recently attended Cassie's Craft Cafe "Craft-cation Getaway" in Hagerstown, MD.  That was 3 full days of paper, scissors, glue, and lots of fun!  I didn't finish all that I set out to do; but I was able to finish a few MD cards, 1.75 (yes, that's right) canvas projects, and complete 2/3 of the work needed for DS graduation celebration invitations.

I was able to go out and support my crafting sista (Cassie) this weekend, as she did her thang at Tracey Dowtin's "Pamper & Style Me" Epic Vendor Showcase.  See pics below...

Well, that's all for now.  As life settles down, I pray my crafting mojo kicks into overdrive!  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge #83

Good Evening,

Just dropping off a quick project that I did, in response to the current challenge over at Brown Sugar.  The challenge is a color challenge, using a range of blues and browns - one of my favorite color combinations.  Here's my entry, using an image that I got from The Stamping Chef - "AJ Playing on the Swing".  TFL.