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Friday, February 28, 2014

Black History Month Bingo Challenge

Today I'm sharing a LO that I created for the Black History Month Bingo Challenge hosted by Princess over at Scraps of Color.   Princess is an awesome crafter, visit her at Papercrafting Paradise for some inspiration as you see some of her amazing projects!  So this LO uses a picture taken last week when I took my daughter and one of her friends on a fieldtrip.  Since that had never head of Barabara Johns and her part in the stuggle for equality.  While we were out on a Girls Day Out, I took them to see the monument that sits on the grounds of the Virginia State Capital.  A child only educated at school is an undereducated child so I'm always striving to educate mine and be a part of the village that educate others too! 

All items used on the LO came from my stash as I'm happy to say I've been sticking to my no craft spending.  I'm also sharing this LO for the weekly blog challenge over at SOC, you can check it out at Scraps of Color Espire.

Thank you for your visit and comments, I hope you will visit again soon.  Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Remembering Fay

Today marks the sixth month anniversary of the death of my beloved sister Fay.  Thankful for her time her on her but sadden by her sudden death.  So many emotions today as my heart still aches and feelings that I needed more time with her.  There are times when I still go to call her, can't bear to delete old phone messages or her from my contact list.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Did You Know

Today I am sharing another signature simple project that I created for Black History Month. I chose Barbara Johns, a Virginia Civil Rights Activist.  When this brave young Virginian took a stand against inequality Dr. Martin Luther King was still in college.  On April 23, 1951, Barbara Johns, a 16 year-old high school girl in Prince Edward County, Virginia, led her classmates in a strike to protest the substandard conditions at Robert Russa Moton High School.  Her suit became part of the historic 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, in which the court ruled against "separate but equal" that ended segregation in American public schools. Prince Edward County responded to the Brown Decision by closing its public schools from 1959 to 1964, the longest period of Massive Resistance in our nation's history.
This artist trading card (ATC) is being shared for two challenges over at  Scraps of Color. The Black Historty ATC challenge and the weekly blog challenge.  This week's blog challenge was to create a project using bling, I used glittered cardstock and some small gemstones.   The biggest challenge for me was using such a small space to show case such a big idea.  I’m wishing you and yours a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Card in a Box

Today I am sharing a card that I made from some inspiration that I received during the blog hop over the weekend.  I had seen this type of card previously but wasn't inspired to really try it until I saw Susan's card over at Crafty's Sue's Creative Corner.  After seeing her card I headed over to youtube where I watched several different videos on the card in a box.  Making this card allowed me to step out of my norm and do something a little different, I think it came out okay for a first try.  I used only scraps of paper so that made it a little more challenging to put together.  I used my silhouette to cut the sentiment, my cricut to cut the birds and flowers, the butterfly is a sticker.  Leave me some feedback to let me know what you think!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Blog Hop Candy Winner

TPC Stamp Set and Misc. Embellishments

 Thank you all for such kind comments about the mini that I made for my DH for Valentine's Day.  As promised I am back today to share a picture of my blog candy and the winner.  The winner as selected by random drawing is the person that left comment #13 which was Mandy.  Thanks Mandy for leaving a comment during the blog hop, please contact me so that I can send you your prize.  Thanks again to everyone that joined us for the hop, have a great week.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love is...Me and You

Happy Valentine’s Day and welcome to the Scraps of Color Hearts and Roses Blog Hop!  I, along with some other talented crafters have teamed up to share Valentines and love-themed projects.  Since Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love, this hop is no exception.  There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop.
Today I’m sharing a little keepsake acrylic album that I created to give to my DH.  It was a labor of love and one that took more time putting together than I thought.  There’s nothing fancy about it since I wanted to highlight the pictures and using such a small space prevented a lot of embellishing.  I am pleased with the way it turned out and I’m sure he’ll appreciate it.  One of the hardest parts was taking the pictures for this post.
Front Cover
Back Cover

 I used paper from the Recollections With Love 6x6 paper pad and the DCWV Year Round 8.5 x11 paper stack.  I used my SLICE to cut the title for the top cover and my CRICUT for the back cover.  All items used have been in my stash for a long time with the exception of the little wooden veneers on the back cover.  The album includes pictures from various events including our wedding, his sister’s wedding, fraternity events and other celebrations.

I hope you have enjoyed my project for this weekend’s blog hop and that you’ll visit the other blogs and leave them some love.  In the spirit of love I will be sharing a surprise giveaway for one person that leaves a comment on this post.  I will select one person by random drawing and post the prize and winner before midnight EST on Monday, February 17, 2014. 
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Today I'm sharing a card that I started last night and finished this morning because I wanted to make sure it left the house with my DH this morning.  It's another signature simple card and one that looks better in person.  I used a kraft base, wood grain embossing folder, tag cut with my SLICE, little piece of ribbon left from my last post, the clock punched from a piece of pattern paper, a strip of chevron washi tape, stamped sentiment and gemstones from Hobby Lobby.

Inspiration for today's card came from Mojo Monday sketch #332.  I'm also sharing it for this week's blog challenge over at Scraps of Color embossing challenge, I used dry embossing.  Lastly, I'm sharing it over at Hiding in my Craft Room for their challenge #136.

Did you guess it, DH got a new job; I'm so proud of him as this new venture comes with some challenges but I know that he can do it!  The time had come for him to make a change, we're thankful for God's favor in this opportunity.  Thank you for your visit and I hope you come back soon; I'm wishing you and yours a great week. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Anniversary Love

This  LO is one that I have been working on for a few weeks and finally just decided to finish and post it today.  I originally started it for a challenge with numbers but that deadline came and went, then I was going to share it for a blog hop but decided against that too.  Instead I''m sharing today's LO for week #6 blog challenge over at Scraps of Color.   Although this week's challenge was titled Valentine's Day the only requirement was that you use at least one heart on your project.  The pictures used on this LO were taken last year when we went to visit my parents on their 51st anniversary!  Wishing you a wonderful day.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Wow, where does the time go!  Today marks the 13th birthday for our daughter and of course its a day of mixed emotions because its a reminder that she's growing up way too fast.  This is one of the main reasons I scrapbook about her because I don't want to look back and wonder, I want to be able to see the wonders of this awesome journey of being blessed with her.

This is the card that I made for her using a cut from the silhouette store, I tried to use some of her favorite colors (blue and purple), had a hard time finding some pattern paper to fit the bill.  Just a few small embellishments (ribbon and pearls) and the card was done.  I think it looks better in person, I like how it came out and I think she'll enjoy it especially the message that has been included inside.  I'll hold her a little tighter today and she probably won't like it but one day she'll understand.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Chinese New Year

Did you know that yesterday, January 31 was the start of the Chinese New Year and my son's 30th birthday?  Today, I spent the day at a crop and I actually did make something in addition to the normal chatting, socializing and shopping!  So I'm sharing the card that I created for this week's blog challenge over at Scraps of Color.  This week's challenge was to create a project with an Asian inspired theme, I used a die cut that I received in a swap some time ago, the pattern paper was one of my purchases today.  The die cut is from the Pagoda cricut cartridge.