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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sharing a couple of Cards

Greetings & Happy Saturday!!
Hoping all of my crafty friends are having tons of fun! 
Sharing a couple cards & envelopes today.  I'm learning to use my Ultimate Crafters Companion to make envelopes & am an enjoying my newest gadget... Spellbinders Grand Calibur. It's very nice.
Now it's time to check out your blogs for inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by.



Monday, October 29, 2012

A Few Greeting Cards...

Greetings all!!
I've been having fun visiting many blogs this weekend ~ so much talent; I'm learning a lot by reading and viewing posts and videos. Thanks for stopping by as I share with you, a few cards I've created to share with co-workers.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Butterflies & Hope Whispers...

Hoping you had a great weekend!!

I have been enjoying the creativity while viewing the Work With Our Stash: Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge this week with my friends at Scraps of Color and I also during the fun over at 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink Party.

It is my sincere prayer that a cure will be found for very - very soon, for this horrible disease.  In the meantime... I'm so glad to see so much awareness going on.  This is an important reminder that men and women must do their self-checks and see a medical professional for regular check-ups, because early detection certainly is a life-saver and I'm a witness.

I wanted to share this card before turning in - because I plan to post this one also on both of the websites. I used pink card stock by Colorbok & Bazzill; Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch; and a very nice digi 'Hope Whispers' designed by Yolie at Link Up for Pink 

Have a very good night and thank you for stopping by my blog of creations.

Hope Whispers / Pray For A Cure / Courage!!

Greetings to all!
This has been such a fun weekend for me. I've had plenty of time to relax and craft.  I'm sharing with you a card created for a fellow breast cancer survivor ~ wishing her Hope & Courage - all while praying for a cure for this awful disease.

I'm so very happy that I was introduced to Link Up For Pink by my friend Mary of My Afrocentric Creations. I met Mary while at Scraps of Color ~ she's been a very good friend! I'm going to enter this card, as well as my next one into the Link Up Party at Link Up For Pink! 

I used papers from The Paper Studio; Digi designed by Yolie over at LUFP _ Freebies;  Pray for a Cure stamp from The Ink Pink Collection at A Jillian Vance Design; Courage is from My Minds Eye.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

*Happy Saturday*

Greetings to you! Hoping you are having a fun & crafty weekend.

I had a chance to complete a couple of projects today (I'll post more later).  I am sharing a card I started on last while chatting over at Scraps of Color (SOC) during their weekly - Friday Nite Chat & Challenge.  So much fun chatting away (trying to keep up) with the talented / creative ladies & gents there! Below is my take on Challenge #1: Make a square card with eight squares on it. (Square cardstock or patterned paper bases do not count as part of the eight squares.) Include one or more stamped images, a sentiment of your choice and some bling.

I will also enter my card into the ongoing Link Up Party at Link Up For Pink [LUFP].  I have truly enjoyed viewing the numerous blogs of creations which have been linked up during the month of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Thanks for stopping by!
Friday Nite Challenge (FNC) #1 ~ 10/12/12

Friday, October 5, 2012

Believe!!

Good Evening all!
I had a very relaxing day today - did a little blog hopping with my crafty friends over at Scraps of Color: http://scrapsofcolor.ning.com & created a project for Link Up for Pink's 'Link Up Party' ~ http://www.linkupforpink.com.

I decorated this wooden butterfly using papers from Me & My Big Ideas - Survivor Mambi Kit; butterfly, flowers & Believe are The Touched By A Butterfly 'Hope BCA Kit' http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.com/2012/09/hope-bca-kit-reminder.html?m=1

I'm going to add it to the Link Up Party at Link Up for Pink...http://www.linkupforpink.com.

Have a great crafty weekend!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thinking Pink!!

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.  Early Detection Saved My Life!
Don't forget to do your self-exams and please schedule those mammograms!

Greetings & Thank you for stopping by tonight. I am having a ball with many October Blog Hops!  I'm following one with amazing creations over at Scraps of Color & I'm also truly enjoying a variety of creativity over at Link Up For Pink's Second Annual Link Up Party!

I've made a card to enter into LUFP's Link Up Party!
As I've stated before, I'm trying to work from sketches in order to learn to create better cards.  In doing so, this is my take on following the sketch and the card within these two links:
Link Up For Pink (Sketch by Yolie)Carol's Creations; Breast Cancer Card
Enjoy!!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Challenges & BCA ATC Give 2012


Greetings All! Hoping you have enjoyed this weekend.  I rested, relaxed and crafted!

During the Friday Night Chat &Challenge on Scraps Of Color (SOC),  the 3rd Challenge (due Sunday, Sept23rd midnight) by Tiare [http://scrapsofcolor.ning.com/profile/Classygirl]was as follows:  "Supportthe SOC Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Make 5 ATC's that can be sent to ourSOC Sistahs who are in the struggle or are survivors.   Yes thiscan be done in conjunction with the BCA ATC Give.  It is intended toencourage members to participate and get those ATC's done."
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Additionally, I wanted to enter these ATC’s into Link Up For Pink's (LUFP) Challenge #6: http://www.linkupforpink.com/2012/09/challenge-no-6.html.  
*I was so lucky last week to win on LUFP!  I won an entire kit from Purple Cow CraftGeek's Stamp It Kit! It is awesome and I was so very happy!  Thank you very much to Yolie at linkupforpink.com!




 Thank you very much forstopping my blog tonight… have a wonderful evening!

Paper:
My Minds Eye Love Me “Plaid” Paper
DCWV The Luxury Stack & PearilizedMetallic
Me & My Big Ideas – Mambo Kit

Digi:

Stamps:
Paper Inspirations (Survivor)
Inkadinkado (Tree)
Stampendous! (Tiered Birdcage)

Friday Nite Challenge FNC on SOC

Good Sunday Morning to you!
I have winded down to the end of a very restful vacation. We actually traveled... But I kept my overall health in mind & slept in very late each day. Oh I feel very rested!

On the Scraps of Color (SOC) site - the Friday Nite Chat & Challenge was a blast last Friday. There were 3 challenges - the 1st was the Brown Sugar Challenge: Use that sweet wonderful color brown in as many shades as you like to create whatever you like card, ATC, layout, mini page anything goes.. (To be posted by midnight).

While participating in the fun online chat, I created a card.

I'm still working on the two other challenges from FNC which are due by midnight on 9/23. Lets see how I do with this deadline ;-).

Have a blessed relaxed Sunday! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Greetings to all! 
I am enjoying a restful vacation this week and today was my first opportunity to hang out in my creative station ;-).  I had a chance to visit blogs and enjoy many amazing projects - all while thinking of what I wanted to create today.  I knew I wanted to make an item to post over at: Link Up For Pink _ Challenge #6A couple of the rules were to... Create any BCA Pink Project and the BCA project must have pink as the main color. I think I've followed the rules correctly (still so new at this).

I received a very touching card from a fellow survivor and I thought I should do more than simply send her card in return.  I altered a box for her and used a stamping method I learned from Naujda, over at Scraps of Color during a crop nite earlier this year.  I am sure hoping she will enjoy these.




Thank you very much for stopping by tonight.

Items Used:
Paper(s):  Bazzill Basics Paper, Razzleberry light
                 Teresa Collins
                 Recollections Fashionably Chic
Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
Stamp(s):  "My Wish For You" collection: http://avocadoarts.com/
Embellishments: Offray Stylish Accents
Ribbon:  Essentials Sheer

Saturday, September 15, 2012

FNC Cards, Acrylic Plaque & Card My Hubby's Anniversary Card

What an awesome weekend for me, which began last night, making two cards. I participated on Scraps of Color [SOC]  http://scrapsofcolor.ning.com/  Friday Night Chat (FNC) Card Sketches 1 & 3 created by Classygirl (Tiare) http://classygirlmusings.blogspot.com/.  I really had a great time trying to keep up with chat, and attempting to create at the same time, lol! 




This morning I created the card & acrylic plaque below for a very good friend.  For many years, she's always sent me gifts, cards and sermons on tape.




Today is my 12th wedding anniversary to my awesome hubby, Ed!
During this time last year, we weren't able to make any anniversary plans ~ we are over that hurdle of treatments and have special plans this week... beginning early tomorrow & I can't wait enjoy some fun & one-on-one time together. He works a lot and on top of that... takes care of me through my continuous healing process. I'm so thankful, very thankful.




Friday, September 14, 2012

"You Are Amazing" Card

This photo is of another card I created yesterday. I have come to the realization that I’ll truly need to take additional card classes in order to upgrade on my card making abilities. Another thing is that I plan to begin trying to use ‘sketches’ for my card making. I will do more research on this… thus far, I have found a couple of very good sites to try. One of the sights is the The Outlawz Challenges site - I haven't tried any sketches there yet, however - I do plan to do so by next weekend.

This card was inspired by Challenge #5 (now closed) on the Link Up For Pink site: http://www.linkupforpink.com/2012/08/challenge-no-5.html. I will try to do better with following a sketch, next time around. As I stated, I'll need to research this technique a bit more.


Have a great weekend all

Items Used:
Paper: Recollections “Fashionably Chic”
Paper: AC Cardstock Pastels
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Simple Circle Cutter
Stamp: Cancer Awareness Ribbon is from the “My Wish For You” collection at http://avocadoarts.com/Shop.html
Signo Pigment Pen, White
Embelishments: SpareParts, by Paper Studio (Rosette Stickers)

Just Because Card for a Friend

Good Morning and thank you for taking a minute to stop by. 
While watching the 24 hours of crafting show on HSN yesterday... I finally pulled my eyes away from the t.v. long enough to create a couple of cards.
I have several friends who might enjoy this card...  hoping you'll enjoy viewing it.
Bless you!


Items Used
Paper:  Colorbok 12x12 Inch Rosewood Patterned Paper 
Paper: AC Cardstock Pastels
·   Stamp:  You Are Amazing “My Wish For You” collection at http://avocadoarts.com/Shop.html
·   Martha Stewart Crafts™ Simple Circle Cutter
·   Embelishments: SpareParts, by Paper Studio (Rosette Stickers)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Going Away Card

Good Evening and thank you for stopping by. I am sharing a card made for one of our summer interns. She was very pleasant to have on board and I'm looking forward to working with her again one day.

Have a fantastic crafting week!!



Crafted using:
Paper: 7gypsies Conservatory - Collections from the Journey
AC Cardstock - Pastels
Spellbinders - Want2Scrap Nestaboard
Spellbinders - Want2Scrap Nestabling
Recollections Floral Embellishments
Ranger - Perfect Pearl Mist

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Third Birthday Card for an 09/03 Birthday!

Greetings to you!!  I believe I've completed my birthday cards for this weekend... I think, lol!  I know I have a couple of other cards and an altered item to finish for this holiday weekend. I really wanted to use some of the papers I got on sale during last weekend's Scrapbook Expo and I did ;-).

This card is for a special friend who happens to share the same birthday as my brother and our nephew Isaiah.  So... here it is! 
& thank you for dropping in today!


Items Used:
Paper:  My Minds Eye - Lost & Found Two - Rosy "Everything" Happy Paper
            My Minds Eye - Life Stories "Pink Damask"
Stamp:  Hero Arts - Happy Birthday
Stickers: Stickopotamus
Dimensionals: Jolee's Boutique - Together Blossoms
Embossing: Stampendous! Embossing Powder

Card Call from on a member of the SOC site.....

Sharing a Card I've created to send as an offer of prayer, strength and faith to a family of a loved strickened with a disease.
May the Lord wraps His caring arms around this family.

Thanks so much for stopping by my site ~ more to come during this crafty-holiday weekend. 
I have got to stop and doing some craft room organizing 1st!


Items Used:
Spellbinders Shapeabilities, Crosses Two
Spellbinders Shapeabilities, Fancy Tags
DCWV Paper – The Luxury Stack
Colorbok – Textured Card Stock Pack
Colorbok Brads

Giveaway at Link Up for Pink!

Stop by the blog and check the details of Yolie's card and GIVEAWAY! :)
http://www.linkupforpink.com/2012/09/faith-giveaway.html

Friday, August 31, 2012

Masculine Birthday Cards

Good Evening & Thank you for taking a minute to peek thru the windows of my creations tonight.  My brother & our nephew share the birth date and I wanted to take time out today to make an attempt at a couple of masculine cards.  I hoping they will get a kick out of their 'manly' cards ;-).

Thanks for stopping by... enjoy this holiday weekend!!



Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die (Twisted Metal Tags and Accents)
Happy Birthday Stamp by by Stampology – Card Sentiments
Stampendous – Embossing Powders
Paper: My Minds Eye ‘Front Page News’
Paper: My Minds Eye ‘Love Me’ Plaid Paper
Happy Birthday Stamp by Hero Arts
Colorbok – Textured Card Stock Pack


A Card to Match the Acrylic Plaque

Greetings and thank you for stopping by. I am so glad I was able to complete a card last night to give with previous plaque. Running off to work... Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sharing a Card I've made for a Dear Friend...

I haven't seen Nancy in quite a while... she's a wonderful & kind person to all!! Nancy sent me a beautifully written card this week. I was overwhelmed by her kind words. I had to create her a card and I hope she'll enjoy it.

Items Used
Casa Collection Ribbons;
Bi-Color Gross-Grain Celadon; Ribbon - Celebrate It (Michaels); Say It With Bling; Our Daily Bread (Stamp);
Farm House Paper Company (Fair Skills Paper Stack); Spellbinders Ovals


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Acrylic Projects

I am getting ready to leave The Pheasant Run Resort... I've been hanging out here since Friday afternoon for fun, shopping & classes at The 2012 Scrapbook Expo.

One of the make & takes, was creating artwork from Acrylics. I enjoyed thus technique so much, I decided to create two more as parting gifts for our two Interns at work. I'm hoping they will like these. I'll make their cards this week.
Thanks for stopping by.

Items Used
Farm House Paper Company (Fair Skills Paper Stack); Spellbinders Ovals
Scalloped Square (Clear Scraps Acrylics)
Pearl Pen by Clear Scraps

Cards for a Couple of Friends

Greetings all & thank you so much for taking time out stop by.

I am posting two cards I created during the week, for two special co-worker / friends who are moving on to new positions within our facilities. I'm so very excited for them!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Niece... L. Nicole!

L. Nicole is one of sister's daughters ~ she's a Mom, a girlfriend to Tony, a very good friend to many & an awesome Gospel Singer! I'm crazy about her ;-).  Our family had a fantastic time celebrating her upcoming birthday.  I decorated matching gifts for L. Nicole using: DCWV Lace and Linen Paper Stack, Altered Box, Altered Composition book, Say It With Crystals, EK Success Dimensionals Butterflies, Cards; Plaques; Our Daily Bread Stamps,  Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers Flowers ~ both covered with Modge Podge

Thank you very much for stopping by as I post photos of her prayer journal & prayer box (lifted the name from Naudja over at SOC).