Monday, December 7, 2015


Hi friends, back again with a share.  This past weekend the Wine and Dine Scrappers (Crafter's) had our annual Holiday crop.  What a fun time we had with old friends and new.  We did our usual card swap which is making a sample and enough kits for everyone to make the same card at the party.  I will be sharing the one I did for everyone to make.  We also are swapping themed Pocket letters each month with each other.  This month was anything Christmas of course.  I used a Sherri Baldy image to create my Night before Christmas letter.  If I say so myself, it is cute as a bug.  I try to take pride in whatever I am doing and hope the recipients will see the love I put into it.  I used gift tags from Hobby Lobby as my starting point and worked the colors around that.  Lucky for me I had a cute black polka dot envelope and found a matching set of mason drinking jars at Hobby Lobby to go with my swap.  Last but not least, Me and my sis made cute envelopes for the 5 of us Wine and Dine ladies with an appreciation gift of a Unity stamp and an embossing folder.  Everyone had their own face on the bill.  Thanks for letting me share and taking the time to check out my post.  Have a wonderful Holiday season and don't forget to spread some Love where ever you go.

Monday, November 30, 2015


Hello everybody and I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving week.  I pray everyone had a good day with family and friends and plenty to eat.  We all have so many things to be thankful for.  First and above all that God has been good and has granted us another day to rise.  Second, family that loves us unconditional.  Third, good friends that have your back and fourth is crafty friends from Scraps of Color.  I love all my friends, but the bonds I have made with some of the ladies at Scraps of Color is such a blessing to my heart.  I dedicate this blog to beautiful sistahs that share my love of crafting.  I have made several "Hey Sistah" holiday cards to send to some of the ones I have regular contact with.  I colored a Technique Junkies art stamp and used a santa hat gift tag I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I hope they enjoy them as much as I did making them.  Thanks for stopping by and please come back again.


Monday, November 16, 2015


Hi folks, just wanted to do a quick post of my pocket letter for the Wine and Dine Scrappers monthly swap.  The theme this month was Pink and black.  I had no idea what to do so I went with Pink paper dolls and poodles.  The poodle was cut with the cricut and I used a prima doll as my focus.  Thanks for stopping by.

Back -goodies in the envelope


Sunday, November 8, 2015


Hello everyone.  I know I have been slacking on the post, but that does not necessarily make be a slacker.  I have been busy getting ready for the Scraps of Color Cruise and taking it.  We left Sunday November 1 and returned Saturday November 7.  I had a great time even though I chose not to participate in the craft room.  There was plenty to do on and off the ship.  For those who did not know, we cruised to Labadee, Haiti which is an island  owned by Royal Caribbean.  Very fun beach, shopping and BBQ at this stop.  Next to Falmouth; Jamaica which is more of a historical island.  We did venture into the real island and took a great tour and had some Jerk Chicken. Last stop was the Grand Cayman.  It was a very wet day, but we made the best of it and took a city tour.

Several ladies agreed to exchange Cruise pocket letters when we got there.  I had so much fun working on mine.  I hope the recipient enjoyed it too.  I also made tags to give to the 6 others swapping.  I think they came out adorable also.  Anyway, thanks for letting me share.

Scraps of Color Sisters

Friday, October 9, 2015


Hello people, back again with a post dedicated to Breast Cancer month.  This is a month I really enjoy.  I have no immediate family that has gone through this, but I had a good crafty friend pass away in 2012, and since then other friends that have been diagnosed and survived.  It is so important to get your breast examined on a regular basis.  If you have not done so this year, please go scheduled yours soon.  "Support the Fight, Admire the Survivors, Honor the taken, and Never Ever give up".
Here's the tags I made for the folks I know and I hope they make them smile.  See ya later.

Monday, October 5, 2015


Hi folks, it has been almost 2 weeks since I posted so this might be kinda long.  Don't worry it will be mostly pictures.  My sister and I hosted a Diamonds and Diva Crop this past Saturday which was National Card Making Day.  It was kinda  of a thank you to our crafting friends of almost 15 yrs.  We made decorations, coasters, wine glasses and little totes for goodies. Everyone showed up with lots of bling and tiaras for the fun. We love theme parties. Appetizers of shrimp and sushi were served, followed by pull chicken sandwiches, potato salad and fruit for the main meal.  For dessert it was Vanilla Bean ice cream drizzled with chocolate and topped with a macadamia lace cookie.  We had a lot of fun.  Sharing some of the things we made for decorations and our guests.  I also created 3 make n takes cards for everyone to make and we had our monthly pocket letter swap.  Thanks for hanging in there with me, you are so appreciated.
Snack table

Goodie bag and coaster

back of the bag

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Hey folks, how are you.  Have you ever been challenged to do something that you just was not sure where to start? Well, over on FB in Pocket Letters Nashville, a young lady posted she wanted to do one last PL before going back to scrapbooking.  She  was very clear that it was for single ladies and it would be "A Good Man".  Huhhhh, I had not had one in a long time so I was hoping she would not ask me to swap.  Lo and behold, she called me right out to the challenge on the site.  I could not say no, cuz I am not scard of a challenge.  After a bit of thought, I decided to do mine around  an Alicia Keys song  "A Woman's Worth" with me as the good woman. :)  I used images by Robert Jackson for all the good men.  I hope you like it or at least find it humorous.  Till we meet again.

Monday, September 7, 2015


I love when I get together with my Wine and Dine craft group once a month.  I have been crafting with most of these ladies for about 15 years.  We usually have a lot of laughs.  We had lunch first which was a super hot dog bar.  I grilled beef hot dogs and brats.  We had toppings of tomato, onion, cheese, olives, bacon bits, avocado, mayo, mustard and ketchup.  Potato salad and potato chips for a side and I baked some cookies for something sweet.  Oh I did not mention the big container of Jungle Juice Eegees.  Yummy.  Anyway, we have decided to swap pocket letters with each other every month.  This month's theme was "I Love Lucy".  I was told mine was very simple compared to what I usually do, but I like it and did not want to over power it with a lot of bling and stuff like I usually do.  Lucy looks extra pink here but she is not.  Gotta change it sometimes.  After that we just made cards and socialized.  I finished 3 cards.  The New York one is for someone who likes Frank Sinatra.  As always, I really appreciate you stopping by and comments are always welcome.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


I am trying to get my mojo to flowing like it use to.  Glad I was forced to complete a few cards because my daughter's friend lost her grandmother this week and a friend of mine had her second grand child.  The images are all Robert Jackson.  I really enjoyed playing with all of them, but I like the sympathy one the best.  I used distressed inks and copics to complete it.  I like how it turned out.  Once again, thanks for blessing me with your presence and hope to see you soon.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Hello friends and fellow bloggers.  I know I have been slipping and not keeping on top of my game lately.  I am not sure if it is because I have not felt real well this past week or if I just lost my MOJO for a bit.  I started these cards about a week ago and did not get around to finish them til this morning.  It is a stamp my sister found at Tuesday Morning and thought is was kinda different and Unique.  I ask to  play with it  and here is my finished products.  One I added a feather that someone gave to me as a RAK and the other I added sequins to.  Both say "You're Unique".  The inside says "Just like everyone else".  Hope you get a bit inspired to try something fun and different .  Thanks for stopping in and Peace out.

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Hey folks, just me with a few cards using over sized stamps.  I have used two from Technique Junkies and one Prima doll collection.  These cards measure 6x6 and that is because I had to downsize the stamp to use.  The are very detailed and pretty, but big.  Gonna make my own envelopes too since I do not have any of this size.  Well, thanks for letting me share and hope you all have had a very Blessed Sunday.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Hi friends and fellow bloggers.  Hope you are all in good spirits and feeling well.  I got some more pocket letters to show you.  These things can be addicting, but I am making sure not to get overwhelmed with them by picking and choosing how many and what I want to swap.  I think my style is more of an ATC but that is ok because I like them like that.  I enjoy the art work more than all the little goodies.  It is also a good way to make some new friends along the way.  The first one I made as a surprise for someone who appears to love puppies and follows them on Pinterest.  I sure hope she gets that puppy one day.  The next is a swap from a FB group going to Nashville. It is all about Black Beauty.  The last one is a state swap going to Georgia.  Thanks for stopping by and please, please come again.

Friday, July 24, 2015


Hello bloggers, just wanted to do a fast share of a couple of cards I made earlier even thought I was not feeling very well.  Feels like I am getting a summer cold.  Anyway I felt a bit better when I completed the cards.  Enjoy and see you soon.