Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Playing Catch Up!

Greetings Friends and Faithful Followers,

Just popping in to shake the dust off of this blog!  Life has been happening, with no regard to my crafting passion!  LOL.

Nonetheless, I was able to squeeze out a few quick projects in between life events.

Thanks for looking.
Wishing you a safe and prosperous New Year!


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.



Monday, April 20, 2015

Scraps Of Color: Robert Jackson Relay Challenge - EMPIRE

Greetings and Happy Monday,

It's been a while since my last post; and there's been a lot going on in my life and in my crafty circles!  Along with my bi-weekly DT projects for 613 Avenue Create, I've decided to push myself to craft more this year by participating in various challenges.

The Robert Jackson Digi Group is hosting a relay challenge with an "Empire" theme!!  That's right - every project we do includes a hand-drawn image of the Empire characters, provided by our resident artist - Robert Jackson.  Each challenge has a different twist... and that's where the fun begins!!  LOL.  Be sure to visit the group on SOC, and check out some of the wonderful creations that have been completed, so far.  We are currently working on Challenge #5 using the character Lucius, and the project must include a record/album and the word FAMILY!

Now, here's the kicker for me... I've NEVER watched the show Empire, so I have no idea who these folks are!!! LMBO.

Here are the projects I've completed for the first 4 challenges...

#4 - Jamal - All (predominantly) White w/the word BEAUTIFUL.

#3 Hakeem - Must use gold and a music note

#2  Andre - Must use a die cut and an inspirational/encouraging sentiment  

#1 Anika - Red lips, with some pearls or diamonds

Thanks for stopping by!  Please feel free to leave a comment or some blog love!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #118

Happy Resurrection!

It's hard to believe that March is gone, and April is here!  This year is flying by!  Team B is hosting this week's challenge over at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme is "Anything Goes".  One of our sponsors for this challenge is Aurora Wings.  Be sure to visit the shop to see all of the wonderful digital images.

My DT project has been completed, using the image Easter Lily Sprite.  If you choose to take part in the challenge, be sure to post your completed project over at 613 Avenue Create by Friday, April 10 @ 8:00 pm EST.

Here's a little inspiration.

The layout for this card was inspired by Mojo Monday # 391.

Thanks for visiting me and for leaving a little comment (blog love).



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #116

Greeting Faithful Followers,

Challenge Time again, over at 613 Avenue Create; and Team B (my assigned DT) is hosting an "Anything Goes" Challenge.  The twist to this week's challenge is to use PURPLE - paper, ribbon, etc. - on your project.  March 26th is PURPLE DAY in honor of Epilepsy Awareness.  For info go to www.purpleday.org.  I hope you're up for the challenge... you know I was, especially since the twist lends itself to my favorite color!!  LOL

One of our sponsors for this challenge is Jelly Park, and I chose to use the image "Female Cook".  Be sure to post your finished project at the Ave by Friday, 3/27 @ 8:00 pm EST.

See below for a little inspiration...

LO for this card is courtesy of Mojo Monday #389.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a little blog love!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #114 - Anything Goes

Hello family, friends and faithful followers!

Happy March!  I am especially excited this month--- IT'S MY BIRTHDAY (month)!!!  My actual date is March 8th.  I'm truly contemplating doing my first blog giveaway in celebration of my birthday this month.  Stay tuned...Ok, already... I digress... LOL

This week, Team B is hosting the challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme is "Anything Goes w/Optional Aquamarine Twist"!  Should you choose to accept the challenge, and in celebration of March birthdays, your project must include the color aquamarine.  Please be sure to post your finished projects at 613 Avenue Create by 8:00pm on Friday, March 13th.  Here's a little inspiration:

This image is from A Day for Daisies.  It's called Birthday Tower (how appropriate - LOL).  Please be sure to stop by ADFD store and check out all of the wonderful images.

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to check back to get info my birthday blog giveaway this month!

Much love and appreciation for you support and blog love.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Challenge #111 @ 613 Avenue Create

Happy February Everyone!

It's hard to believe that this month is already half-way done!  Winter is truly making its presence known... chilling us down to our bones!  LOL.  Team B is hosting this week's challenge to create a card, gift, etc. in celebration of Random Act(s) of Kindness day on Feb. 17!!  Now wouldn't it just warm your hearts to receive a RAK gift, card, etc... JUST BECAUSE?!!!

One of our sponsors for this challenge is Fitztown; and I used Fae 4 to complete my DT project this week.  Be sure to visit Fitztown to see all of the wonderful digital images.  We would love to have you take part in our challenge, too; so be sure to create, post, and share your wonderful creations at 613 Avenue C by Friday at  8pm EST.

Here's a little inspiration...

Thanks for stopping by; and please be sure to leave me some blog love, if you don't mind.



Sunday, January 4, 2015

Block Party @ 613 Avenue Create

Greetings and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  It's hard to believe that we have started a new year already, and winter is here!  I'm looking forward to a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year!

613 is hosting a Block Party on January 11th, and you are all invited!  And it's still going on!  It's not too late to join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the prizes shown below!

Here's a little inspiration, using Chubby Mermaid's Scripture Cross:

Here's a sneak peek at the prizes that will be awarded the lucky winners:

Stay tuned for more details on the Block Party!

Please be sure pop over to 613 Avenue Create to check out this week's challenge - "Anything goes w/optional twist of a matching envelope".

Thanks for stopping by.