Friday, October 26, 2012

Send A Smile 4 Kids -Early Holiday Wishes 4 Kids

Well, I finally got enticed into making Christmas cards.  I just really didn't want to start making them until November.  "I've got orders already!" 

Well, because I have been participating in alot of challenges, I came across this blog:  I visited it and read the Challenge rules and Guidelines and felt this is a worthy cause.  So now I will be making cards for their challenges then mailing them off to the Children Hospitals they have listed.  They will be given to the sick children through out the year, hoping to brighten up their spirits.  The children can also give a card to a loved one, teacher or healthcare worker they want to thank.

So this is one of the 1st cards I will enter into the challenge, then mail it off.  I must remember to keep them kid friendly.

 I've had this image for quite a while.  Can't remember where it came from.  I think I'm going to be pretty busy.  See you later!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Greeting card challenge

Another day.  "Thank you Lord for waking me from my sleep!" 

I'm entering this card in 3 challenges:

Jackson's Digital expression:  Challenge #28-Color challenge (orange, teal and brown)

Outlawz greeting card challenge:  Monday October 22, National Nut Day! Nuts n' bolts!(something metal in your card.  The key is metal.

Word Art Wednesday:  Scripture  Mathew 6:21

Got to go get busy making stuff for our Craft sale in November.  "Catch you later!"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

RAK of Chicago Luncheon

Here we are, RAK (random act of kindness)of Chicago, my crafting buddies out to lunch this week-end. We went to the Habatchi Grill in Matheson.  The food is delicious. Arethra, one of our members treated us.  She says it's cheaper and less hassle to take us out to eat instead of treating us at her home.  I agree!!!  We each take turns hosting our meetings each month
Rosemary, Jackie, Aretha, Rita, Barbara, Kim (President), Larell, Me and Pam.  Evelyn and Toi couldn't make it.
The other photo shows what our President, Kim Jones, made for each of us.  Our swap for the month of September was to make something useful and creative for each member.  She made each of these items and they are beautiful.  Lotta work!  Thanks Kim!!!

We are planning on hosting our first Crop.  It will probably be sometime next year, but plans are in the works.

Luv Yu!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Perfect Sentiment challenge PSC53B

Hi crafting buddies,  I had the best and busiest weekend.  I can't believe all that I got done.  Plus on  top of that I went to the movies.  You got to go see the movie Argo.  It  had me sitting on the edge of my seat.  Ben Afflect directed or produced and starred in it.  Great exciting flick!

I went shopping, went out to lunch, attended my Quilt club event, did laundry and attended Church.
I did not have to cook the entire week-end.  I hate to cook, in case anybody didn't know that!

One of my sons (and his girfiend) took his nephews (my 2 grandsons) to Great America Saturday for rides and the Halloween event (I'm not into Halloween) and they stayed over nite at his house. (not the girfriend)....LOL    I bearly saw them all week-end.

"I was a free women!!!!"
So what does a free women do when she has time?  I made 1 card!  I happened to visit the blog: and decided to enter this card in it.  It's a Bingo challenge.

I chose the top horizontal spots: Pearls around her neck and left wrist, green ribbon embellishments and a flower in her hair with Happy birthday sentiment. She is singing Stevie Wonders song.  A Robert Jackson image was used.
Well at least I got one card done this week-end.
So long crafters, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Word art Wednesday 10/17/12

Hi Crafters, gettin' a late start today.  Had to pick my 12 year old grandson up from school and take him for his routine doctor's visit.  He received some bad news.  Looks like he's going to have to stop playing Football or any other running sport until he gets xray's and a reason for the knee pain.  His Pediatrician is recommending no active sports at this time! He is heart broken.  I'm going to suggest Swimming, but I don't think that will replace Football and Basketball.  I will continue to pray.  God can work miracles.

I was able to make this Knob hanger for Word Art Wednesday.  I just love the scriptures they pick each Wednesday. 

The material I used are all from my scrap piles.  The praying hands is a rubber stamp I've had for years.  I used ny copics to color it.  The little gifts (at the bottom) are Die cuts from Cricut cart.-Forever Young, and Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals. 

Okay ladies, dinner time, must go.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mojo Monday 263

I just love their ( sketches.  I can't believe how quickly I made this card.  See, all I need is a little incentive.

Thanks folks at Mojo Monday.  It's fun, even if I don't win anything.

This card will also be entered in 365 cards blogsite  for Favorite Things.

Greeting Card

Hi everyone, did you rest this week-end or catch-up on some stuff you've been ignoring for a long time?  Well with my other activities like, attending my grandson's football game, Quilting club meeting, Church meeting and assisting with grandson's school project, I was still able to get some cards done.   I'm kinda' getting the hang of using your cards for dual challenges.  Boy, does that save time and makes it possible to enter more challenges.  Luv It!

This card will be entered in:
Girlfriends Relay challenge-Image #5 at
The Outlawz challenge-Monday Greetings challenge 10/15 at

That sentiment is not my own.  It came with another Digi image and I just can't remember which one, right now.
This is a Robert Jackson image.
Stop by, take a look!  Have a blessed day!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mema's Crafts: Challenge #3 Animals Gone Wild

This is my final entry for  Mema's challenges on  I hope I can use it in other challenges.

I decided to use wild animals as my creatures to showcase.

 First I got a $1.00 composition book (I always keep these on hand)

Then I selected the Designer paper I wanted for the cover of the book.  I chose DCWV's  Safari Chic stack.  The papers are gorgeous in this collection.

After I covered my book, I then started making my embellishments.  To keep the Safari theme, I chose  Hemp twine to thread the edges of the added paper.

I then finished it off with the added embellishments you see in the photo. 

I think it turned out pretty nice.  What do you think?  This is going to be a Christmas gift for someone.  I'm giving handmade gifts to everyone this year.

  Now let me go and see what other challenges  I can enter this in.  If you know of any, let me know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Image Bookmarks

Good morning crafter's!  I must admit that these bookmarks are not my idea. I was inspired when I saw Toi Pickett's on  Check out her work in her photo gallery.  She is a member of my craft club, RAK of Chicago and she is a multi-talented lady.

I'm having dinner with some of my previous bible study group members and I thought this would be a friendly gesture.  You know when you're a crafter, you always feel like you have to give something handmade to people.  At least that's how I feel!

Anyway, thanks for taking a look.

Oh, I almost forgot.  The image is one from

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oct. 9th Color challenge CC1009

This is my entry for the color challenge on The Outlawz:

We were to use the colors: red,black and yellow with a travel twist on the card.  "Boy, do I wish I was in Paris right now!"

Word Art Wednesday 10/10/12

This card was inspired and created for:

"Just think how wonderful the world would be if everyone would obey this!"

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thinking of You

This card was inspired and created for the Mojo Monday Sketch 262


Monday, October 8, 2012

The Outlawz Greeting challenge: Oct. 8th

This challenge at  required us to use a tool or product in creating something on your card.  I made the little mitten Pot holders out of fabric.  I thought they were pretty cute.  What do you think?

Mema's Challenge #2 -Those Bloomin' Flowers

Hi fellow crafters,  I'm getting hooked on these Challenges.
has a 3 part Challenge going on and they look like something I can handle.  This is a fun challenge using any kind of flowers you like in your project:

I chose to use:
 Iamroses flowers,
 Designer paper from G.C.D.'s Bright Skies collection,
Cricut frame cut from the Fancy Frames cart.
Yellow Organza ribbon with white dots,
Sentiment by Dodinsky

Hope you like! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Celebrating Sisterhood Challenge

Scraps of Color is celebrating it's 8 year.  YEA-YEA!!!!!!   Isn't that wonderful?  Tiare, the ladies and guys are so motivating.  Just a wonderful bunch of folks!!!!!!

I'm participating in some of the challenges.  I was too late to sign up for the Blog Hop. (I'm not ready for that yet!)  LOL  Still trying to get the hang of this blog thing.

Here's my LO celebrating Sisterhood.  Thanks guys for stopping by!

Word Art Wednesday

I appreciate the spiritual lift I received while visiting  Gemiel's blog. The scripture choices found on
 are so inspiring.  Here's my entry for Word Art Wednesday 10/03/12. 

Now I can move on to my next project!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CHALLENGE #25 Altered Art -"Hangers-It's Fall Y'all

I took on this challenge being held at, because they said make a Fall door hanger and  interpret it anyway your heart desires.  Well Fall in our household means FOOTBALL .  I have alot of testosterone flowing in and out of my household so I thought this would fit right in.  But of course I had to bling it up a little because, it's going to be MY doorhanger .  I must admit I'm kinda' crazy about the CHICAGO BEARS, too!

I didn't have a door hanger so I made my own out of chipboard, on my Cricut.  I used 2 shapes, a rectangle and a circle.  With my Gypsy, I was able design my own doorhanger.  I just moved  the circle inside the rectangle and it cut it out in one piece.  Some of my other embellishments like the football player is from the cartridge, Sports Mania and the others were googled from my computer.

Thanks for stopping to look.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mojo Monday 261 - Contest

Hello, I made this card for dual purposes.  I'm submitting this card in the October Mojo Madness Contest on  and it will be one of my cards being mailed out to a breast cancer patient or survivor.
I've got more cards to make, so let me get started. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Robert Jackson Sunday's Best

This is the card I am entering for Robert Jackson Sunday's best over at Scraps of color.  This is one of my favorite images by him.  "Luv me some Robert Jackson!"

I'm also sending him this card below to let him know that he and his family are being prayed for, and that we are deeply sorry for the loss of his father.  "God be with you, Robert!"

RAK of Chicago -Mixed Media Art

Greetings everyone, my week-end was pretty busy.  How was yours?  Well my Craft Club RAK of Chicago had our monthly meeting.  The theme for this meeting was Mixed Media Art.  Our President, Kim Jones, instructed us on our first mixed media art project. 

She was inspired by Christy Tomlinsons' Video on you-tube called Mixed Media Collage Sept. 2012 Kit.

Here are some photo's showing us girls at work:

Surprisingly, it turned out to be fun.  I was kinda' intimidated at first by the whole process but Kim made it easy and fun.  Plus she had enough food to feed an army of hungry ladies!  LOL

I haven't finished mine yet, but I think I've got a new art interest.

Thanks for stopping by!