Drum Roll Please….

Thanks to everyone who participated in the SOC blog hop, and especially to those of you who left comments. Everyone who commented on my blog over the weekend and on Thursday was entered into a drawing to win my very first ever blog candy! Using the Random Name Picker on Classtools.net, a winner has been selected!!!

Congratulations ANGIE, you have won the mini-book that I created in the blog hop tutorial!!! This was so much fun, I definitely will doing some more giveaways in the near future.

Thanks again to everyone for playing!!!


SOC: Blog Hop!!!

Try to make this mini-book using the instructions below, or leave a comment and you could WIN it!!!

Welcome to the Scraps of Color Creative Blog Hop! Join us for a weekend of fun, creativity and prizes! All weekend long you’ll have the chance to create fun projects, be inspired and win! Get your crafty mojo flowing…just follow the 1st SOC Creative Team Blog Hop

If you are here and following the blog hop then you are in the right place. However if you have just happened upon my blog and would like to join in the hop please start at the beginning of the hop here and work your way through each blog. Please leave blog love (comments) along the way and become a follower of the blogs you like so that you can be notified of their new creations and updates!

My project for the hop is “Family&Friends Mini Book” The purpose of the book is to store the mailing address of a few loved ones. It is the perfect size to fit in a bag or keep in the glove compartment as a reminder to send out that birthday or anniversary card! I’ve included the directions above just in case you would like to try the project. You can download the digi-kit over on the Scraps of Color Magazine website, just download the premiere issue (the kit is on page 20).

Also click the image below to download the cover page of the mini-book.

Leave a comment and you could win the Mini-Book featured in the project above!!
Remember that some of SOC Creative Team Members are offering blog candy and you never know where you’ll find it. So be sure to visit each participating blog. I’ve made it easy for you to follow, just click the appropriate link below. Thank you for joining us for the 1st SOC Creative Team Blog Hop!

Scraps of Color – http://www.scrapsofcolor.com
Karen Jiles – http://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/
Rani Shah – http://www.scrapyoga.typepad.com/
Tiare Smith – http://classycoordinates.typepad.com/
Qadirah Gomez – http://crafty-whimsyone.blogspot.com/
Kenyatta Thomas – http://kenyattasbrownsugarbabiestalk.blogspot.com/
Lorie Moses – http://www.lorie-thepeddler.blogspot.com/
Samara Joseph – http://Honeys-child.blogspot.com/
Camille – http://camikanscrap.blogspot.com
Aysha Livingston – http://ayday.wordpress.com/ (YOU ARE HERE!!!)
Scraps of Color – http://scrapsofcolor.com


Pure Luck

Pure Luck

Nope, Luck is not just for the Irish. Regardless of whether or not you feel this is a holiday for you, I will grant you 10 ounces of luck just for reading this post. Click the picture and follow the link to my blog. If you leave a comment (on my blog…not FB), I’ll enter you into my blog candy drawing for tomorrow. Good Luck & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

FYI: I will be giving away some blog candy tomorrow as part of the Scraps Of Color Creative Team Blog Hop!


A Pop Of Joy!

This was my first attempt at creating a pop-up card with my Cricut and I am pleased with how it came out. I wanted to have the recipient’s name on the inside so I used Make The Cut software to design the cut file. There are three layers to the name to help add some dimension. All of the other elements on the card were cut by hand. The banner on the front was very easy to make. I cut little triangles out of scrap paper from an earlier project then glued a piece of embroidery floss to the back of each one to form a pennant banner. For the sun, I punched out a yellow circle, then used the Fiskars Bling Punch to create the rays. The title is from a labeling machine.

Thanks for looking!


Organizational Bliss

I’ve been and remain on a constant quest for the most organized, functional, creativity inspiring Scrapbook Studio storage solutions. I aim to one day have a space that is airy & not cluttered, with lots of cabinet and counter space, and a huge desk or two. But until then, I work with what I have and celebrate the moments when I achieve organizational bliss…one section at a time.
This is my latest organizational quest, I finally found the perfect (for now, LOL!!) storage drawers for my chipboard alphas. In the past, I kept my alphas in a unit similar to this but I quickly realized that my drawers were too tight ;-) HEHE!! The ones that I settled on are the 3 drawer stackable system. I purchased ten units and stacked them together into 4 columns. They are organized into a drawer for each letter, one for numbers and one for symbols and punctuation. I used some glitter stickers from my stash to label each drawer.

This may seem like a simple solution but I searched high and low for just the right thing, I even considered building a drawer system but decided I wasn’t up for such a labor intensive project at the moment. A key to my decision was price of course! I do not believe in over spending on ANYTHING! By chance, I found these at Ollie’s Discount Store for $2.99ea (which is a nice savings from the Walmart or Target price of around $5.00ea). I realize the color isn’t that fancy, but maybe if I am so inclined I will get out the spray paint to color the frame a bright green. Hmmm, we shall see.


S.W.A.K. Digi Kit

Recently Scraps of Color (SOC) launched its digital magazine, and I am on the design team! Yay!!!! I will be creating digital downloads for scrapbookers and crafters. The premiere issue launched earlier this month and it is choc-full of wonderful ideas and creative inspiration! This is the kit that I designed for the first issue. It’s called “Sealed With A Kiss” and it is exclusive to SOC. So if you are interested run over there, sign up for a free subscription and download your copy HERE. If you like my digi-kit (on page 20) and use it in a project I would love to know what you created!

This layout was created by Camille who is a talented scrapbooker and all around creative soul. (Click the photo to check out her blog)

Layout designed by Camille using paper from the SWAK digikit by Aysha Livingston

PSA: Digital scrapbooking is a wonderful way to express your creativity while being environmentally friendly. (Shout out to the folks that grew up in the 80s when Public Service Announcements during cartoons were a way of life.)


A Whole Latte

I went back and forth on this card, as well as the owl card (from my last post) on whether or not to use a pun. I wondered is it too sweet? too corny? too Lifetime Movie Network?? But then I realized that giving cards is meant to be sweet and yes even a little bit corny. Even the so-called sassy cards have a little geek in them. So I went forward with my punny cards. ;-)

I Love You A Whole Latte: I made this with the help of my Cricut E and Make The Cut. I found a wonderful svg file from The Lady Wolf’s Blog. The paper for the card was made with the DCWV Handmade Christmas Paper Stack. I even pulled out my old Fiskar’s paper crimper to add some texture to the band on the cup.


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