Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!

Yesterday was my 38th Birthday!!! I decided to wear one of my favorite colors.  Anndddd I got a new do!!!

Grateful to see another year. The Lord has been very gracious to me and i am soooo glad!!!

For my birthday I decided to upgrade my phone. I joined the Android family after using a blackberry since 2009. I upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S3.   It has been an adjustment.  I really miss my keyboard!

I have not done any crafting in about two weeks. I will be doing some crafting later on in the week. I have a mask to alter.

Thanks for reading be back soon.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy 8th Birthday Danielle

So my babygirl is now 8! Wow time has really gone by. We celebrated her this past  weekend. Her birthday was on Thursday so her dad and I too her to Friendly's. Then on Friday she had a sleepover at a hotel. That worn me out but she had a great time. Here are some pictures from the weekend:

Friday, October 05, 2012

Clean&Simple FTL 209

This sketch looked too easy and too cute not to complete
Here's my take:
Products: Bazzill cardstock; Pattern paper: Basic Grey;
K&Company; Queen Collection Pearls
Real simple sketch, I will be using this sketch again when I am in a pinch.
What ya think?

Let's Capture These Sketches # 151

Very cute Sketch....I was trying to find some flourishes to use, but no such I used some other things I think worked quite nicely!

My take: It is pic of me and my hubby at best friend's wedding. Posing at our table. :)
Products: Bazzill cardstock; Pattern papers: American Crafts; Bo Bunny; Bella Blvd.; Craft heart doilie; My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Word Stickers; Making Memories Word Stickers; American Crafts Glitter Ribbon;
Buzz & Bloom Head Start Bubbles Mini
Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Another Layout!! Can you believe it?

So I was catching up on my blog reading and I was reading Tamika's blog and came across this sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. I'm reading and not paying attention. I thought this was the current anyway here is the one I used

Here's my take. I had to take a picture gotta practice more with scanner it's not cooperating:
This is my daughter on Sunday morning as we were getting in the car to go to church. Sunday was youth sunday and the kids were in charge of our 5th Sunday Breakfast. Danielle read the story of the Prodigal Sun and answered question. She really did a great job.
I am also gonna take a stab at the sketch that came out yesterday, just gotta find some pictures.
I tried to do a card sketch today and it was kinda blah for me. Guess I'll try again tomorrow  because I really want to be great at card making and scrapbooking
Thanks for reading!!


Monday, October 01, 2012

Creative Scrappers Sketch 227

I scrapbook layout!!! FINALLY!!!

My take:

Products: Pattern Paper: Authenique; My Mind's Eye; Flowers: Basic Grey; Recollections;
Bling Border with lace by Recollections
These are my favorite pictures at the moment. They are the photos Danielle and I took when we went to MAC back in August.  This is the first time I have scanned a layout in forever. Took me forever to remember how to do it! Lol
Thanks for looking :)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Let's Capture These Sketches Card Sketch #32

Here is my take on the Sketch:
Products: Basic Grey Indian Summer; Bazzil Cardstock, Sizzix die cut, Martha Stewart ink
This is my favorite paper pack...Fall is my favorite time of year. I was born in October. Wow my birthday is coming up. And so is Danielle's. October is an exciting month for me and my family. We also celebrate our 12th Wedding Anniversary this month too.
Thansk for reading!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

clean&simple 208!

Here is my take:
Ok so I am having a great time jumping in and doing these card sketches.  I am not having much luck with layout sketches yet.  I completed a scrapbook for my Assistant Pastor last I know my mojo on layouts hasn't totally left, but when I tried to do a layout this week, I didn't have much success.  I have a pretty busy weekend ahead of me so I am not sure I will be able to do anymore crafting this week. We shall see.

Thanks for reading. :)

Cardabilites Sketch #59

I made this card before even seeing the sketch, but it does fit this sketch doesn't it. It's and overdue wedding card for my cousins that got married and the beginning of September, I know horrible of me right?

Thanks for looking! What ya think?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mojo Monday 259

My brother and sister inlaw have moved into their new home. They have invited us over as a family for dinner to see the house with all it's furnishings. I had on my agenda for this evening after church to make a card for them.  I had also prepared a sheet of skecthes that I wanted to complete and post.  As I looked over my sheet I realized the Mojo Monday Sketch is due Sunday and the others are due next friday. Soo I decided to make their card based on this sketch:
 And Here's my housewarming dinner

Products: Bazzill cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two Sunshine Collection;
Craft Mesh butterfly; October After Mini Market letter; Martha Stewart Ink; 
Queen &Co. Pearls (which gave me a fit that adhesive on the back is the worst, that's probably why the were $1.00)

I really like how this card came together, the sketch was so easy to work with...Wow I have been creative almost every night/morning this week ...Go Meee!!! 

Almost done my altoid tins.  That measuring and cutting was giving me a fit!!! I  am glad I only had to complete three...geez!!! after that it's on to my Fall cuts for the other swap I am in....Still thinking of what to do..hmmmmmm....

So what ya think??? Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Card Positioning Systems Card Sketch 283

I found another sketch challenge to complete. I joined in with the ladies over at  Card Positioning Systems for their Card Sketch 283. Here is the Sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Products: Recollections cardstock; My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Sunshine;
Teresa Collins bling; Recollections bling key
What ya think?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Let's Capture These Sketches Card Sketch #30

I have been admiring the sketches at Let's Capture These Sketches for some time now. I decided to jump right in and start using the sketches and loading my link to the site. This will be my first time using their sketch. I decided to start with their Card Sketch #30

Here is my take on the sketch
Products: Recollection Cardstock; Basic Grey Little Black Dress:Cosmo Cricket tiny text:
 hand cut flower; Prima Flower; Basic Grey Fabric Flower
What ya think?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Finished the last Sketch from FNC

Sketch by Tiare

Friday Night Chat Card Sketch 3

My take
Products: Bazzill cardstock:Basic Grey indie bloom; some sold chatterbox flowers and bling; Making Memories Sentiment

Friday Night Create &Chat at SOC & a little Singing

I decided to stick my head in the chat over at Scraps of Color.  I took part in the chatting and scrapping. I made two cards tonight based on two sketches by Scraps of Color creator Tiare Classygirl.

Sketch 1
Friday Night Chat Card Sketch 1

My card
Bazzil Cardstock, Basic Grey Little Black Dress Paper and flowers,
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Sunshine 
Teresa Collins Bling, some random wordstickers

Sketch 2
Friday Night Chat Card Sketch 2

My Card

Recollections Cardstock, Basic Grey Little Black Dress, My Mind's Eye word sticker, Terese Collins Charm.
Ok so I have never shared a video of myself singing solo, but here is a video of me singing a solo at church, start the video at 4:00, that is where my song begins...
Tell me what you think about the cards and the singing.
see ya soon :)

Friday, September 07, 2012

Welcome to the World of Second Grade

Today was Danielle's first day of school. Well it was a 1/2 of a school day. She was excited when she came home. Her main complaint was that it was hot.  lol. Well that's how it goes in Philadelphia School District not many of the schools have air conditioning. We will see what the next few weeks bring and how this school year goes. I am praying for a great year for my daughter and all the children everywhere.
Thanks for reading.. Be back soon!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I Won First Place!!!

Here is the winner!!! My first attempt at Swivel Charms and I won First Place!!! I am so excited!!
I really like the way my girl Letillia staged this for me!! Wow! Can't believe I did this good on my first try.
Here are the others I made:
Thanks for looking!this month we are altering altoids tins...What shall I do??
Be back soon! Tomorrow is the first day of school for Danielle. So I will be back with a First Day of School Post! Thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Trying to respark my creativity

So I have been a member of facebook swap group since January.  The group is called Scrappin Sista Monthy Swaps. I have participated in two swaps successfully so far to aid in getting started being creative again.  The first was a Altered Dominoe Swap which got me to buy an embossing gun and some embossing powders for the first time. Working with the embossing powders was interesting. I wished I had worked a little more on them, but I think they turned out ok.

 I think this last swap has got be feening to try jewelry making and get back to scrapbooking.  We did a Swival Charm Swap. Here is  a sneak peek

I loved the end result. I will share them on my blog after the reveal is made next week. After working on these I made a few things. .  I made a pair of earrings
and I started my first SMASH book!!!\
My first pair of earrings!!! Go ME!!!
I have 2 green smashbooks got them on clearance at Michael's
here is my first two pages!!! documenting my trip to mac from the other week :)
Thanks for reading. Be back soon

Friday, August 31, 2012

Spending Quality Time with Danielle & Make up

Now that Danielle is back to being the only kid in the house. I started making sure she feels special. In the summer I have Friday's off.  So every Friday this month we have been spending the entire day together doing something.  The first friday we went to the movies to see Diary of a Wimpy kid. To hear Danielle crack up at this movie made me smile and laugh. She was funnier than the movie to me.  Here she is as we waited for them to turn the lights on in the theater before the movie started (we were a bit early due to being to late for the earlier show).

Last Friday we went to the nail salon in the morning and then to the MAC Style Seeker Makeover at King of Prussia Mall. The latter was more of a treat for me but hey I am sure Danielle enjoyed it too. 

We also stopped by Old Navy and took advantage of their summer sale and got few summer items for Danielle.

Here is a few more shots of Danielle and I at the mac Event, the first photo is the photo they took at the event (which was spectacular by the way) and the second is one I took myself with my blackberry.
I sent these pics to hubby and he approved of my new lip gloss  I purchased the Hidden Treasue Blush and the Restlee Lip Gloss... I may go back and get the eyeshadow next month we shall see. Here are the items I purchased:
hidden treasure .. photo courtesy

MAC Restless Lipglass
Restless LipGlass  with Night Moth Lip Liner (great combo) photo courtesy

She used these products from the newline on my eyes. This rich ground (just a repromote not new) paintpot..i really like this sort of forgot she used this....the only paintpot I have is reubenesque which is really gold...this rich ground is very natural really would be a nice neutral for me.
MAC Rich Ground Fluidline
photo courtesy

On the Hunt -- thinking of getting this later on in September
MAC On the Hunt Eyeshadow Duo
photo courtesy

Culturalized Eyeshadow Duo she used the gold on the right which is called retrospeck. She used this color as my brow highlight
MAC Culturalized Eyeshadow Duo
photo courtesy

And the last color she used was Sketch, i already have this one in my kit yay!

I also changed my concealer to NW35 from NC 45 really liking the look of it now :)
What do you think?

Thanks for reading!! Be back soon.