Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentine TP Roll Tussie Mussie

This is made using valentine cardstock, lace trim, teat drop trim, stickpin, foam gillter heart, tp roll, pearl trim,   metallic bright red paint (for the inside), and a love heart brad which  I cut off the back to hot glue onto the foam heart.

This is the back, I added the same foam heart as on the front along with the love heart.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Stampin Dymonz Scrap Shack Blog Hop

Thanks for joining in on the Scrap Shack 12x12 layout Blog Hop! There will be one lucky winner for viewing the project, reading the post, and making a "quality" comment you all (that comment) will be entered into a random drawing for an Art Journal Lair Gift Certificate. A "quality" comment is something more substaintial than the " Good job!" or "beautiful!". Please let the ariist know a little more about what you like about their project. The winner will be announced next Friday, February 1, 2013!

Now it's time to get started! My 12x12 layout is titled Living and Remembering the Dream.

I used 12x12  brown cardstock for the base and on top of that I cut off 1/4 inch of patterned paper on all four sides and adhered it on the brown cardstock. The pattened paper I used for te layout I ran in through my printer printing out the words Living and Remembering the Dream.
For my picture I added a mat with 1/8 inch border.
( That is me at the M.L.K. Jr museum)
I added bling at three of the corners, a group of flowers on the top right and the corner of the left side of the picture.

Close-up of the title.

The bling in the upper left hand corner.

Close-up of the flowers.

I had fun sharing this layout with you, please enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

First up:
Diva Cee



Please don't forget to comment and visit the other ladies blog.

Be blessed,
Diva Cee

Altered Lunchable Tray

I have been into altering any and everything that inspires me, so here is another yes another altered project.
This lunchable tray is the small ones that doesn't come with a drink.
Materials for the outside lid:
Pink Flowers
Recolletions Femme Fatal Paper
Pink Pearl Trim
Lace Trim
Pink Ribbon
Pink Bling

This is the inside of the lid. 
Materials for this:
Black Glittered Flower
Recollections Femme Fatal Paper
White Flowers that comes from the flower trim
Black Flowers that comes from the flower trim
Trim around the edge

Inside the tray are beads, spacers, charms, stickpins, & jump rings to make your very own charms and stickpins. In the bottom of the tray I added black chipboard to make it even or level.
I hope you all enjoy and if you create one yourself  email me or post a comment with a picture of your creation.

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Altered Water Bottle

When I first thought about doning something like this, I was like how can I alter a bottle but I took the challenge head on. I started by looking through my stash for things I haven't used in awhile or not at all, so here is what I came up with.

This is hte front of the container or bottle.

The back of the bottle.

The opening of the bottle.  I used velcro to close it.

White Fabric
Mesh Bling
Pink Lace Pearl Trim
Lace Trim
Satin White Flower 

P.S. If anyone has done this project before me forgive me but I do not know I wish not to take credit for someone else creation.

Thank you and be blesseed,

Monday, January 21, 2013

Celebrating Matrin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
I have a dream speech.
Ask yourself have we really fullfilled his dream, and if not what can we and you do to change and help & keep The Dream alive.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.
We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back.
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only." We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."¹
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."2
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
                Free at last! Free at last!
                Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!3

Dressing Up Your Birthday Card

Just a couple of cards to show you. The black fringe was heavier than the green, to adhere the black dress I used sticky tape and for the green I just used my atg.

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Dressing Up Your Birthday Card Tutorial

Glue gue and glue stick
A dress template
Fringe Trim
Stickles, Glitter, or glitter glue
Embellishments that would compliment your dress
White & color cardstock 

1. Cut out your dress using any die cut machine or printing out a template online. You will need two one in white and the other in the same color of the fringe you are using.
2. Glitter the top part of your dress (see picture above) using stickles, glitter, or glitter glue now let it dry or you can speed up the process by using a heat gun.

3. For the color dress you have cut out, cut off the top making a half circle or a U shape and throw away the  top piece.
4. Have your glue gun ready. Now start gluing your fringe making sure it (the fringe) stay on the roll. When you get to the other side of the dress cut off the excess. Keep doing this until you reach the edge of the half circle or U shape.

5. Glue the two pieces together using sticky tape or your AtG depending on how heavy your fringe is.
6. Now add your embellishments and set dress aside.
7. Taking a 8 1/2x11 inch cut it in half (long side not the short). Now folder the cardstock in half using your bone folder.

8. Place your dress on top of the card (DO NOT adhere the dress to the card)  this is to arrange whrere you want your greeting to go. Stamp your greeting onto the card and then adhere the dress to card using sticky tape .
That's it you are done!

Happy crafting,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Altered Valentine Treat Container

I made this for my swap partner.
K&Co Bling
Trim Hobby Lobby
Rose Trim Hobby Lobby
Diamond on top in my stash
Candle Stick Dollar Store
The top of the lid.
See video 

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Winner of the Layout Challenge

I host a challenge at Dymonz Scrap Shack bi-weekly, so for the challenge you had to sig-up and make a 12x12  layout. This is Treva's (winner of the challenge)

Congrats Treva!
To top it off she won a small prize pack!

From left to right:
Green & yellow seam binding, six sunflowers, trim and lace pack, studio g embellishments, & some recollection bling.

In order to win a challenge you have to sign-up, complete and post your project. On the last day I will look over all projects choose a winner and post that winner the next day.

To view my challenges 

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Guess What?

Yes that's right I have been featured on Creating the Crafty Life, click badge on the right to visit this site.
What is featured you ask, well it is my handmade notebook!
Thank you all for looking!
Be blessed,



Featured Photos

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Upcoming Swaps!!!

This is a new year with new swaps, challenges, & crops. I am sharing with you today the swaps so come on and join in on the fun!

This swap is for you all that loves embellishments!
Swap: Girly Glitz Altered Cigar Box February 1, 2013
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Dymonz Scrap Shack
Swap 1: Recipe Page Swap February 1, 2013
Swap 2: Mother's Day Swap April 1, 2013
Swap 3: Mini Album Kit April 1, 2013
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Older Projects I Made

Princess Tiana layout

The most wonderful man God created my husband!

Tinkerbell 12x24 Layout.
Click on all pictures for a close-up.
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Family 12x12 Layout

Please click on the picture to enlarge it.
This is a simple layout I made using the skecth from
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