Sunday, December 30, 2012

Nicely Done Designs challenges

Hi everyone,

I took a few days off for posting in my Blog because I was getting ready for Christmas and my oldest son, from out of town, visited for a week.  If you're a mother or grandma you know your children never get too old!  You still want to mother them, cook for them and make sure they are comfortable. Christmas was happy and sad at times.  But I made it thru!  "Thank the Lord!"  He is truly merciful!

I did get some crafting done.  One of my projects was chosen as one of the winning designs at, one of Chana's new blogs.  I have been invited for a GD spot for the challenge that will start on January 5th. In addtion, I will get to create a Mystery Box plus create a project for that challenge.  Go and check out her new blog.  The challenges are creatively challenging and alot of fun.

I think I'm going to be more creatively busier this year than last year. 

I made this Triple Easel card using a rubber stamped Medallion as the focal point.  This is for the Dec.22-Jan. 4th Mystery Box challenge.  Our project was to include: Glitter, brads, tags, kraft paper and rubber stamp.

 I used My Minds Eye kraft paper for the card base.
  Regular kraft paper was used for the basket weaved section(done by hand).
  The rubber stamp medallion is from Stamplistic.


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mojo Monday 272

              Hi crafting Buddies,

 I think I'm still in shock from the death of the children and teachers in Connecticut.  This should never, ever have to happen to a parent or child.  No way do I know what they are feeling.  I pray that I will never have to experience a pain that deep and agonizing.  Love your children, husband, sisters, brothers, mother and father.  Pray without ceasing.

Today I decided to do MOJO MONDAY sketch 272.  It looked pretty easy and this is going to be the last Christmas card I make for this season.

                                               Thanks for stopping by.  Now go and create!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Word Art Wednesday 12/12/12

Afternoon fellow crafters,
 Here's my card with one of my favorite scriptures inspired by Word Art Wednesday:

Have a blessed day everyone!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Nicely Done Design Challenge #1

Good afternoon fellow crafters.  Just got home from Church.  My Pastor preached a good sermon on having a love for others as Jesus has for us.  "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."  John 13:34
 Boy, now I know you know that can be hard sometimes!  LOL
I'm a work in progress and with His help someday I will arrive at that level.

Well, you know, I can't go a day without getting into "Edie's Craft lab," so here I am.  I finished a project/challenge that was created for, Chana's new blog.

We were to make a card or a paper item including these contents: Buttons, Twine, Handmade flowers, and Corrugated cardboard.  It wasn't as difficult as I had thought.  Here's my entry:

Handmade Art Journal

I painted the Corrugated cardboard with Acrylic paint.  The flowers are made from an egg container, cut into the form of a flower then painted with acrylic paints. I must give credit to a video I saw on you tube showing how to make these flowers.  It was not my idea. Buttons were used for the flowers centers, then they were covered with Distress stickles.  I made a bow with the twine.  The memories word was a diecut from my Cricut.   

I used my Cinch to make it into a Mini Art Journal. This project really stimulated my creativity.
 Thanks for stopping by.  Leave a comment if you desire to. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Word Wednesday Art

This is a perfect scripture for this time of the year.  It's really not what you give or how much you give.  It's how you give it and the joy and excitement others receive.


FNC over at Scraps of colors

I was Friday Night Challenge host at  11/30.  It was my first experience as an host and I kinda' enjoyed it.  It kept me pretty busy.  I was trying to chat and keep the challenges going, and threw in a few fun questions for prizes.  I was so happy with the ladies that participated and hung in there.  I know they were tired.  My theme was SHOPPING.  One of the things I do that gives me much pleasure.
  The challenges included making a gift card, greeting card and altering a gift bag by the end of the night. A digital image or Die cut or photo of shopping/gift bags had to be inclued on the tag.  These are the inspiration projects I posted to stimulate their creativity.

                                             Small gift tag with the words TO and FROM

                                            Large gift tag with the words: TO and FROM

                                            Greeting card included Christmas wrapping paper

                      Altered gift bag- same Christmas wrapping paper was used to decorate bag

It turned out to exhausting but fun.(my projects were made earlier)  Check Scrap of colors gallery to see what the other ladies came up with.

The Outlawz Monday Greeting card

Hi everyone, I have been incredibly busy as you can see, I haven't posted since 11/28.  I've got so many things going on at the same time.  I'm beginning to ask myself, "Edie are you doing too much?"  I don't want to take the joy I recieve from creating and turn it into an obligation.  I'm in trouble then because it stiffles my creativity.  I've got notepads all over the place to help me remember what my scheduled assignments are.  I need to invest in a large chalkboard able to hold my entire months schedules.  Then it's in plain view and I can write what I need to do and erase what has been completed. 
 Chana from The Outlawz challenge has a new blog:  Go check it out!

Below is my Monday Greeting card entry, my Design Team inspiration for this week, at The Outlawz challenges.  We were to use eyelets or an eye in our project.  For some reason I felt I wanted to make a male card embellishing it with the eyelets.  I think it came out pretty cute. Some little man is going to get this for a birthday card.

Okay, got to go!  Got more projects to do.  I appreciate you all for viewing and leaving a comment.