Monday, October 24, 2011

And The Winner Is....

I had a blast participating in the SOC Blog Hop!  It was so fun seeing all of the projects and reading the heartwarming stories that were posted.  I also found some more great blogs to follow!

Now I am pleased to announce the winner of the $20 Michael's Gift Card
*drum roll please*

Dainty Diva!!

I have already contacted Dainty Diva to let her know about her prize.  Thanks everybody for stopping through and showing my lil ol' blog some love!  I hope you'll come back to visit again soon!!!  Peace and Blessings everyone!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

::SOC BLOG HOP::Celebrate Sistahood Day 3

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All Together Now...!

So yesterday (Saturday) was a *super* busy day for me!  I knew that I wasn't going to really have time to post my project for the blog hop, so I created the post and scheduled it post at midnight....or so I thought... Imagine my utter surprise when I get up this morning and find that my 'scheduled post' never posted-- and I have no idea what I did wrong!! ...smh...  LOL But things happen, right?

So what I'm going to do is share both of my projects with you today, on the last day of the hop!

One of my sistas has been having a cRaZy couple of months- a lot has been happening.  So I wanted to create a card that had a bit of a wacky feel to it and then write her an encouraging message inside.  I used a really funky foiled chipboard set made by Soft Spoken  for the arrow and the phrase.  My iRock, some glittered cardstock, and a random punch out I had in my stash helped complete the card.  This card was certainly a departure from what I usually create, but I thought it was quirky cute!  LOL

 The second project that I want to share is a Friendship Journal that I created to start recording some of the wonderful memories my sistas and I have made over the years.  We always have such a good time when we're together and come up with so many off the wall phrases and stories that I wanted to start writing them down.  So I altered a notebook using designer paper with the meaning of friendship printed on it.  

Reading the phrases printed on the paper made me think of my two BFF's so I figured it was a great choice.  To cover the binding I used cardstock from the DVWC Old World Stack.  I'm looking forward to this journal being an awesome walk down memory lane every time I pick it up!

Remember  I have a $20.00 gift card to Michael's up for grabs! 
To win, all you have to do to win is become a follower (if you aren't already) and leave a comment!  I'll pick and post the winner on Monday (TOMORROW!!!!) - so make sure you leave an e-mail address so I can contact you if you're the winner!

Alright,  time for you to hop on over to
LaShawnda's Blog

Have a great day everybody and thanks for joining in on the Hop!!
It's been fun!!  Technical glitches and all!! LOL

Friday, October 21, 2011

::SOC BLOG HOP:: Celebrate Sistahood

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I am so excited about being a part of the Scraps of Color Celebrate Sistahood Blog Hop!  If you are following along the hop, then you just came from Patricia's wonderful blog!

This is going to be a fantastic three days, and I can't wait share my projects with you.  For my first post of the weekend, I thought that I would share a little bit about the sista-bond that inspired me to join and create for this hop in the first place.

Always Sisters, Always Friends

These are my two very best friends in the entire world- my sistas!  Biologically, I am an only child, but I have been extremely blessed to have had some wonderful friends in my life.  Growing up, I had plenty of friends who I was happy to claim as my family, but it wasn't until I met Brandi (in the middle) and Lornetta (on the left) that I truly understood the concept of God-given friends.

The three of us met in college and within months of meeting, we quickly became inseparable friends.  We supported each other through boring classes, tough finals, and homesickness.  Even after Brandi transferred to  another college, we remained tight.  Eleven years have passed since that first year we met, and in that time we have shared joys, sorrows, initial sermons, weddings, and even funerals.  Through it all we have remained closer than ever.  So my participation in this hop is dedicated to my sistas- the ones I thank God for every single day!

Okay, so now that all of that mushy stuff (lol) is out of the way- who's ready for some 
Blog Candy!!!

In honor of sistahood- I have a $20.00 gift card to Michael's up for grabs! 
All you have to do to win is become a follower (if you aren't already) and leave a comment!  Come back each day and leave a comment on the other projects I'll share 
and you'll be entered up to 3 times!  I'll pick and post the winner on Monday- so make sure you leave an e-mail address so I can contact you if you're the winner!

Alright, thanks for stopping in-now it's time for you to hop on over to
LaShawnda's Blog!  I know you'll enjoy!!

Have a great day everybody!!