Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mixed Media Art

All the buzz around my studio is ARTSY: art journaling, journaling, mixed-media art and the list goes on.  I decided to do a quick mixed-media project with some new craft supplies that I just acquired.  That's the thing I love about crafting today, the supplies are so versatile that you can use them in so many ways.  I have an affinity for canning jars so my project uses a tiny one.  I also like to paint and stamp so of course those add flavor to the project.  One thing that I have been inspired to try in my art journaling is to use regular highlighter pens.  They are great to color with.  The stamped leaves on the tag card were colored using a green highlighter pen.  The final color is amazing.  So here is my project :

Don't you just love these stamps?  They are so versatile and clearly not just for mixed-media. Now off I go to do some more journaling.  Have a Happy Artsy Day.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Scaredy Cat Double Sided Treat Bag

Do you create fun treats for Halloween?? Each year I try to find something fun to create and the Double Sided treat bag is the winner!! This was inspired by Mychicnscratch on Pinterest.

Follow the picture tutorial to make one of your own....

 Grab your favorite piece of patterned paper and cut it to 8x8. I used CTMH Scaredy Cat paper. 

 Fold it diagonally from corner to corner. 

 Place it on your score board and score at 3/4 inch. 

 Turn your piece of paper placing it on the score board as pictured above and score at 3 3/4 inch. Flip it over and score again so you have the same score line on both sides of the triangle. 

 Fold along all score lines and then fold in the short ends as shown above. 

 Crease the center folds for a mountain look as shown above. 

 It will look like the above picture when you hold the two corners together. 

 Here is a side view showing you the fold on the bottom which allows the treat bag to stand up. 

 Grab your hole punch or in this case I used my CK slit punch. 

 Here is a pic showing how it looks with the punch at the top allowing you to thread through ribbon. 

 I used 3 different types of ribbon I had in my stash. 

 Take a coordinating piece of card stock and cut it at 12 x 1 3/8. Place the strip of paper on your score board and score at every 1/2 inch. 

 Fold along each score line which will give you the accordion look above. 
I took a piece of sticky tape and placed it on the end of the paper and adhered it to the opposite end. 

 Once you adhere both ends press down in the center to give you this rosette look. I punched two pieces of black card stock and adhered a 3-D foam square. 

 I placed the circle pieces of card stock on the front and back of the rosette to give it a foundation so it could stay flat. 

 I took my SU word window punch and punched a piece of patterned paper. I used my CTMH Frightfully Fun stamp set to stamp "Trick or Treat" as the sentiment and the ghost for the center piece. I adhered the ghost to the center circle piece of card stock and adhered it to the center of the rosette. 

 Here is the finished treat bag!! You can add some candy to both sides of this treat bag. 

The possibilities are endless as you can make this using your favorite patterned paper to represent the upcoming holidays!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SOC 10th Anniversary WINNERS!!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who visited the SOC Blog and left a little anniversary love during our Turnt Up for 10 Celebration!  It was a wonderful blog hop.  Thank you to the super contributers, as well.  You provided wonderful inspiration, along the way.

Be sure you visit the blogs to see if you are the winner for their giveaways, as well.

All winners are chosen via random.org random # generator.

And the winners are:

Mary Joyce winner of the Hero Arts Stamp Set!  Congratulations!  She shared this super cute card in the SOC Gallery.

Treva - winner of this cute bag, just perfect for carrying your crafting supplies.  Congrats!

Areletha - winner of the $10 Michael's gift card. Congrats!

And now to announce our BIG WINNER!  The winner of the Stampin' Up Gift Certificate provided by SOC Member Sharon Jacobs, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator is.....

Commenter #7:  NAPPYCP(CRYSTAL)  Woohoo!    Congratulations!

Thanks for playing along.

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Pile of Leaves

Ahh, autumn is officially here! It is my most favorite season of all.  The colorful trees are like beautiful bouquets of flowers...except tree-sized.  I was inspired to create a card that displayed the beauty of the changing leaves.  

It was simple to create, although there was a bit of fussy cutting involved.  To create this card print out photographs of fallen leaves.  If you don't have any, you can find lots of pictures online (these are the leaves that I used).  Once the leaves are printed, cut each leaf out being sure not to leave any white space around the edges.  Next, adhere the leaves to a card base in a random layout, try not to leave any of the card base showing.  The goal is to mimic the way leaves look when they fall naturally to the ground.  Finally add a sentiment and baker's twine to finish the card.  I chose a wooden sentiment from Studio Calico to keep with the organic feel.

This was a different style of card for me, but I really like how it turned out.  

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Turnt Up for 10! SOC 10th Anniversary Blog Hop!

Welcome to the SOC 10th Anniversary Blog Hop!  Oh, what a glorious time this is!

We are so glad you decided to celebrate the SOC 10th Anniversary with us.  We have a wonderful blog hop planned with much inspiration and some giveaways along the way.  So grab a drink, sit back and hop along as we stay, "Turnt up for 10" AMAZING Years. 
SOC is a wonderful community created to foster sistahood and creativity.  It is place where we are able to share our creations safely, find products and inspiration that represents our many shades.  Over the past 10 years we have grown into a great family celebrating happy times, crying in sad, getting together, supporting each other, cheering each other on, holding each others hands, building lifelong friendships and filling the world with beauty.  We are ever grateful for the past 10 years and look forward to many more, growing and sharing, together.  
If you have arrived here, you are at the starting point of the AWESOME SOC Blog Hop where we provide regular inspiration for your paper crafting needs.  If you've never been here before we'd love for you join us by signing up for our email updates, at left. 
But enough of that, let's move on to some creative goodness. For this blog hop I created this beautiful painting titled, "Sistahs," afterall, we are celebrating 10 years of sistahood.  It represents a variety of shades, sizes and personalities, just as we are, as a community.

Not only did I want to give you a bit of inspiration but I'd also like to give you a prize.  
For one lucky hopper, we are giving away a Stampin' Up  $25 Gift Certificate.  Donated by SOC Member Sharon
Sharon Jacobs,
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Website: http://www.sharon.stampinup.net
Shop: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/Default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=65314
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stampedinkspireddesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/inkspiredesigns/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/fit_younique_stamper

Please note: award is strictly the responsibility of the sponsor and will be provided directly from the sponsoring member and not SOC.  To win, all you need to do is visit each blog (listed below) and leave a comment on the SOC Turnt Up for 10 Blog Hop posts, including this one.  Let me know you have commented on them all and you are entered to win!  Woohoo!  Easy, peasy.  

For an extra entry be sure to tell your friends about the blog hop!  Post the link on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram Account.  Let me know once you've shared and I'lll put your name in again for each share! Use #scrapsofcolor10 so I can find you 

Now that you know the rules and you've been inspired keep hopping for more!

SOC Blog: http://scrapsofcolorespire.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE!

Before you go, don't forget to check the blog posts for this weeks! There is a giveaway or freebie on each day! Got get your chance to win!

Happy Hopping and Happy 10th Anniversary Scraps of Color!
Tiare Smith aka Classygirl,
Founder, Scraps of Color

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Turnt Up for 10! A Stamp Set GIVEAWAY!

Let the celebrating continue!

Forever grateful for the many SOC'ers who have donated their time and money to making SOC such a wonderful place to be.  To those who host challenges, coordinate members getting together, spread the word, host our bloggers challenges, encourage others to participate, host Friday Night Chats, provide prizes, start and maintain groups whatever your roll we all appreciate what you do!  THANK YOU for making SOC such a fun place to be for the past 10 years!

Let's celebrate by adding some more beautiful creations to the gallery.  Add a card, layout, art journal page or other item that celebrates sistahood to the SOC Gallery Here by Sunday, October 12, 11:59pm and you'll be entered to win this fun set of stamps and stuff!  Be sure to include SOC 10 in your title or description.  Go!

Let's stay "Turnt Up for 10," cause there is more!

With gratitude,

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Turnt Up for 10! A FREE Bag Giveaway!!!

Yes, indeed we are still celebrating 10 SUPER years!

Today, I scream, I yell,  I shout..."THANK YOU!" To all the wonderful sponsors we have had over the years.  To the wonderful members and companies who have donated prizes or purchased sponsorship.  They have supplied us and continue to supply us with great gifts for our goody bags, giveaways and contests/challenges!  Thank you.  Your generosity means so much to the SOC Community.

In keeping with the spirit of giving and sharing, today we are giving away this wonderful bag, donated by member Cyndi Pride, Owner and Founder of the Royal Scrap Club.  Find her on Facebook here.  The bag measures 20 x 18 x 8, suitable for carrying crafting supplies and will include a little surprise inside.

To win just share the info. and invite your friends to the SOC Turnt Up for 10 Blog Hop!  Share on Facebook, Pin It, Tweet it, post the picture on Instagram and/or post on your blog and be sure to leave a comment letting us know where you shared. You don't have to share on them all, just share.   Use #scrapsofcolor10 so we can find you!

Just right click and save to grab the button!

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Have an amazing day,


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