Friday, March 27, 2015

Baby Dedication Card

Hi Everybody,

March marks the celebration of a lot of things. The first day of Spring, National Craft Month, and even Old Stuff Day (2nd). March is also the month that Hubs and I dedicated our lil' (Re)Bekah to the Lord. So in honor of all these celebrations I present to you my project.

So here is what I did.


I went onto Pinterest and found a few Baby Dedication/Baptism/Christening invite cards that I liked and one that blew me away. So I contacted the artist, Peachykeenevents on Etsy, and asked if she could sell me just file that had the text of the invite since I was running really short with time and getting the invites out in the mail to family and friends. But to keep with the integrity of her product she was unable to sell it to me (and I totally respect that), so I decided to make my own based on the style (so yes, I lifted her layout).

**Now I am not selling this card in any way and I would love to find a reason to support an fellow card maker, I am not claiming this layout as my own, this is just a keepsake for me and my family.

I tried not to buy use anything new, except the pink ribbon (I didn't have enough so I had to buy another roll) and I had FedEx/Kinkos print the text for me on the iridescent card stock I already had. The pink card stock I had in my stash, the lace I had, and the iridescent card stock was already in my stash. LOVE how this invite turned out. 

So I crafted during National Craft Month, Used spring colors honoring the first day of Spring, and in a round-about, stretching-the-meaning-of-the-day- kinda way, I participated in Old Stuff Day. I used all my old stuff and made something new. Yeah Im happy.

SO what are gonna do for our remaining March holidays?

Kelli

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Smashing for a Healthy Life Style

Hello crafty friends.. Sharette here with you for this months SOC post.. I started this Smash book back in January... I shared my layout with  you all here on the blog.. It was my gold to do  page at least once a week.. Like I said "it was my gold"..as that was or is not working out as plan.. 
 

 I decided to give it another try.. As I am really trying to incorporate it into my "healthy life style journey". This is only the second page/pages and it was actually quite fun and quick to put together.. I just have to remember that it does not have to be a "fancy; drive you self crazy" thing,  just gather up a few images and some embellishment and have fun.
 This image is from Saturated Canary.. I think she is just too cute.. She is colored with my Prisma colored pencil and OMS..

I printed this quote from the internet and just glued it to some DP that I had in my scrap pile.. added some more sentiment, two buttons and some wasi tape. 
here is a close up.
 
 I love this quote.. Its how I see my journey.. I am not looking at it as loosing weight,, because I am not looking for a quick fix. Instead I want it to be a "life style".. 

This image is by Simply Betty Stamp Co. I love her and can relate to the difficult choices. She too is colored with Prisma colored pencils.
 

I hope you enjoyed my little project, I know many of you are already "Smashing" and I would love to see some your projects for inspiration and. As always if you have any questions or just want to leave a comment I would love to hear from you.
 
Happy Scrapping
Sharette


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Personal PLANNING

My PLANNER friends are such enablers.  So when they decided to grab the KIKKI K planners that were on sale, I also jumped at the chance to finally own one of these most sought-after planners.  After what seemed like an eternity, my lovely pink A5 planner finally arrived all neatly wrapped and boxed up.
























At first I just stared at it and admired the texture of my new found love.  Then I decided it was time to personalize it.  I watched a few You Tube videos and then put my Silhouette Cameo to work.   My Silhouette Library offered an array of items that made personalization a breeze and the print and cut feature just further helped me to add my own personal touch.




















I used frames, quotes and folders to make my planner just  right for me.








I can't wait to share with my planner friends how their enabling has turned me into a planner enthusiast.  If you are a planner enthusiast can you share some of your planner ideas?  If you would like to see more planner ideas or a video how-to just drop a comment.
                                          HAPPY PLANNING!!!!!

Friday, March 13, 2015

How to Make A Paper Bracelet


Paper, paper and more paper!  I cannot be the only one with a super abundance of paper.  Not complaining...I love it.  That said, I am always on a mission to use up as much of it as possible and I cannot bring myself to throw away the scraps.  So, I am always thinking of ways to creatively use my scraps.  Beaded jewelry has been pretty popular lately.  So, in the spirit of the jewelry makers (which I am not) I created a beaded bracelet out of paper scraps.  I chose colorful Spring colors but the options for style and patterns are practically endless.   Check out the video to see how it's done.


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SOC Blogger Challenge: It's All About the Ladies!

Hey everyone! Cheryl here with a new blogger's challenge! And no, there's nothing wrong with your clock or calendar, I usually post on Mondays. However, daylight savings time started this weekend here on the East Coast. I love the extra hour of daylight in the evenings, but it usually takes my mind and body about a week to catch up! So I sincerely apologize for the delay. I think you'll like this new challenge, so I won't make you wait any longer.
 
 
March is National Women's History Month, so this challenge is All About the Ladies!!
 
 
 
 
The challenge is to create projects representing relationships with girlfriends or the women in your life! Or your creation can be something encouraging or inspiring to another sistah--anything goes!!
 
After you finish your creation and post it to your blog, add a direct link to your creations in the comment section below, to the Bloggers Challenge forum over on SOC, or in the gallery so we can find your creations easily! From all of the projects posted, you will have the opportunity to have your creation/blog featured here, and on the SOC Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter pages! (Please note that only blogs with the SOC Badge displayed will be posted.) 
 
Our "Look Back" feature will return in two weeks with a look at projects from this and our "In the Spotlight" challenge, so please stop by to check them out! Until then, take care and happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Do You Celebrate With Cake??

Each month we have the opportunity to celebrate. It could be a Birthday, Anniversary, National Crafting Month..hint hint!! How we celebrate differs but there is one thing all my celebrations MUST have...CAKE!!

In this case not flour, sugar, butter, eggs...but something just as SWEET!! A Hershey Nugget cake!!



 I have to be honest I was not at all prepared to make this cake. I saw the idea several times on Pinterest but I didn't have the tools needed so I improvised :-) I found a plastic insert from the inside of one of my flower containers. I didn't know what the next layer was going to be. I found a piece of styrofoam in my basement. I cut it into a circle for layer two. I thought that would be all but you will see below I added another layer.  In total I used 30 Hershey Nuggets. The paper is CTMH Hopscotch. I cut the strips of paper to cover the nuggets at 1 x 3 inches.

 I didn't feel like 2 layers was exciting so I added a 3rd layer. I wasn't sure what to use for that base. I again paced my house and it came to me...a piece of a toilet paper roll :-) I ended up cutting two circles from my large circle punch making a base for the top and bottom of the toilet paper roll so it had stability on top of the styrofoam.

 I cut a bottom for the cake using my CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart. I cut the base at 6 1/2 inches. The circle and scallop edge circle cake toppers were cut from the cart as well. My favorite bow was cut from the CTMH Artiste cart at 3/4 inches.

 The sticks were little craft sticks I had in my basement (there are unused treasures down there). I covered them with washi tape. I added some curly strips of paper which were cut at 1/4 inch and curled with the end of my paint brush.

The stamped sentiments are from the CTMH Artfully sent cricut collection stamp set. I really like how cute this came out! You can use this for any occasion!

What celebration do you have coming up that you would consider making a nugget cake for? Post your response in the comments.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Happy Sisterhood Month

I’m celebrating the love of my sisters in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,  Scraps of Color and Sisters in Craft Land. This canvas painting was inspired by my president of Memphis Alumnae Chapter.  She is a compassionate president.  Our chapter is over 600 members and she personally handles every request no matter what the issue before she delegates.  Have you checked on a sistah lately?  




There are so many sweet gestures to express your love and concern:
  • Leave a comment on a sistah’s blog
  • Send a RAK (Random Act of Kindness)
  • Call a sistah you haven’t heard from in a month
  • Plan a lunch or dinner outing    
  • Send a card, especially one that you created.

Let’s do something to brighten a sistah’s day!  Be Blessed....Princess




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