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Happy February, Scraps of Color!

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Note from our Founder

Hello ,

February always brings me the warm fuzzies. Not only do we celebrate love just a little bit more but we celebrate Black History all month long. Each, year I like to share facts and information via my Social Media Channels. It's just such a wonderful way to expose more people to the history of us and to learn.

Each month Scraps of Color continues to grow and we continue to celebrate our sistahood, our creativity and our lives together. Let's keep that love going. Be sure to check out what's going on, come in and share your art with us and please stay and chat awhile. We'd love to get to know you.

Visit the Scraps of Color Community Here

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Featured Member

Each month I hope to share a member who "embraces" the ideals of Scraps of Color. A member who is active, supporting, sharing and encouraging the sistahs of Scraps of Color! This month we feature Princess Jones

Name – Princess Jones

SOC Name Princess of Memphis


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How long have you been crafting? Since Junior High School

What is your main creative outlet? Actually cooking is my main creative outlet, I’m surprised I haven’t made a recipe journal. Can you believe I use to paint kitchen aprons?

How did you get started? A crafty friend invited me to a Creative Memories party in 1999. I became a consultant. I went to my first scrapbooking convention in 2003 and realized it was a whole new world and was hooked for life.

What are you currently working on? Purging my craft room, I have too much stuff, and scraps and odds and ins, and ….. can you imagine? lol

How much time do you spend creating each week? Mmmm it varies, but each week I craft or organize. My craft room was my guest bed room and I didn’t realize how much I had until I moved the bed and dresser out.

Where do you get your ideas/inspiration? Most of my crafting is for my customers, who request mini albums and cards. Blog Challenges are my favorite to create from.

Favorite Tool and why? Big Shot! It cuts all kinds of die cuts, sizzlets, and embosses. The Cameo keeps calling my name, I haven’t answered yet. lol

Favorite Technique and why? My favorite technique is a Mini album with interactive pages. Oh the possibilities!!!

Time or Money Saving Tip Shop on a budget. The February ‘No Shopping Challenge’ at Scraps of Color was my fave. We did it years ago and I try to achieve it every year. Always keep a list of things you “need” and never go to a craft store without a coupon. Set a budget and if what you have in your basket surpass your budget, review your purchases and find out what you truly “need.” I never take a credit card, only cash.

Organizational Tip Mmmm I’m working on that now and seeking help. Organizing by themes seems to be helpful. My problem is letting go to avoid the clutter.

Do you have a scrap room or space?

I have a craft room, but it’s a work in progress so I will share my Blog Sign I painted for my craft room and it includes My Scrapbook Prayer, which I’m so proud of. Also I would like to share a card and an altered composition book with a tag I created recently.

Anything else you want to say to Scraps of Color members. First thank you Tiare for keeping SOC opened. I’ve met so many sisters in person and can’t wait to meet more. I would hope everyone would log in more to chat, share their creativity and join challenges. I love this place! It's an honor to be selected.

Got a sistah you think should be featured? Hit reply and send me a note.

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Join us for the February Friday Night Chat and Challenge - Friday, February 2 at 8pm est

Note from MJ about the February, Friday Night Chat and Challenge

Won't you please join me and your SOC sistahs for Friday Nite Chat Challenge this Friday. I will be hosting two 35 minute challenges and one main image challenge to be posted in the gallery no later than midnight my time. The rush of the challenges are fun, but if it is too much for you, just come and say hello and make some new friends. The theme will be LOVE (Valentine) and Red heart day. The main image challenge is anything goes. If you would like to participate in this challenge, inbox me and I will get the image to you. I will be doing random draws for a small crafty prize for all challenges. Hope to see old and new faces this Friday. Take care and have a great week.

We hope to see you there! CHAT HERE!

January 2018 Monthly Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Michelle Storms! She is the winner of the $15 Michaels gift card for her entry below in the January 2018 Challenge!

Michelle please reply and send me your mailing address. Congrats!

You all still have another chance to win. Check out our February Challenge below.

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Win this printable stamp set - February 2018 SOC Challenge of the Month

In February we honor Black History Month. We celebrate all the we have been and all that we are.

Create any art/craft item which symbolizes and/or celebrates someone who has made black history, past or present. Upload your work to the gallery by February 28, 2018 for your chance to this printable stamp set.

Be sure to include February 2018 Challenge in the title and/or description so that I can find your entry.

Have fun and good luck, everyone.

3 Easy Ways for You to Get Involved on Scraps of Color

1. Upload your art to the Scraps of Color Gallery.
2. Uplift a sistah by leaving a few kind words on her art work.
3. Get involved in our Random Acts of Kindness Group.
1. Upload your art to the Scraps of Color Gallery.
2. Uplift a sistah by leaving a few kind words on her art work.
3. Get involved in our Random Acts of Kindness Group.

Scraps of Color Accessories - Show your pride!

Black Girl Magic!

Support a black owned business today!

Check out these cool tote bags. Great for showing your "sorority" love!
Want more? Check out other Tiare Smith Designs Accessories here.

Want to have your company/products featured? Contact Tiare today, for details..

Volunteers Needed!! SOC is looking for...

Moderators Volunteer to post questions, sales and/or motivational quotes weekly. We are looking for several people who can/will post weekly to get people involved but also are aware of how social media works and that engagement can be light or heavy. Someone who can commit, be consistent without regard over the amount of engagement.

Friday Night Chat Coordinator: Volunteer to coordinate a monthly chat, sign up hostesses for each month and confirm scheduled chats. TAKEN by Mary Joyce. Thank you!

Swap Hostess Coordinator: Coordinate swap hostesses for a monthly or quarterly, creative swap. TAKEN by Princess Jones. Thank you!

Please reply if interested or with questions.

Volunteers earn free online workshops and printable/downloadable items.

With Sistahly Love,
Tiare aka Classygirl

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