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Friday, 10 October 2014

Turnt Up for 10! Celebrating 10 Years of SOC!


THIS BLOG HOP IS NOW OVER! THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!



Welcome welcome to the SoC 10th anniversary blog hop! My name is Kerry McKenzie and I would like to thank you for joining us on the hop and to welcome you to my blog!

I have been a member of the SoC community for just almost 2 years - I joined in March of 2013!  Since then I've been able to participate in swaps, go to a retreat and explore a whole new side of crafting (art journaling) in which I never thought I'd have much interest! I loved getting to meet some of the SoC ladies at the 2014 retreat and am so glad I made the trip down from TORONTO, CANADA to attend!!  It was a journey and a half getting there, and getting home, but I did it and am a better person for it.

SoC introduced me to a sisterhood that I would not be able to find in my neck of the woods, and as such is the case, I feel much more in tune with my whole self, and not just my crafty self. It has brought me in touch with people that I can relate to, and that understand things that not everyone might get!

Okay, well, I feel like this is getting a bit too sappy because this is supposed to be a post about CELEBRATION!! We're supposed to be getting turnt up!! :D

First step to getting turnt up - Getting excited about blog candy!!  Okay, so I know there's no photo of what the blog candy looks like, but let's just say that there may be some 6x6 paper pads, flowers, and bling included!!

Second step to getting turnt up - Knowing where you'll be hopping to next once you've gotten your groove on here!  The list of people participating in the blog hop is right here!  If you don't see a SoC celebration post at one of the stops, just make a quick note of it and check back later!

SOC Blog: http://scrapsofcolorespire.blogspot.com/
Kate blue: http://kateblue.blogspot.com/
Candy: http://stampcandy.net/
Princess: http://www.papercraftingparadise.blogspot.com/
Tiare: http://www.tiaresmith.com/
Kerry: http://www.kerryscoolcreations.com
Debra: http://www.cdebbiscrap.blogspot.com/
Cheryl: http://www.onecraftyncpeach.blogspot.com/
Da Shawnna: http://creativedaze.dashawnna.com/
Kimberly B: http://mypolkadottedbliss.blogspot.com/

Now, the third step to getting turnt up - Check me out with mah sistahs! :D

I actually used a sketch from the Let's Get Sketchy Challenge that's going on right now! I posted a pic of the sketch at the bottom of this post.

As inspiration to how this layout was going to come together, I chose to use the challenge theme over at Challenge YOUrself. The theme was Affirmation!  There was a wonderful link provided to a series of titles or words of affirmation that was provided on the challenge blog, and the one I went with was: PERSONALITY!

With all the wonderful ladies that spent time with me at the SoC retreat this year, I met so many different personalities! Everyone liked to get crafty, everyone had a different history, everyone had a different way in which life affected the way they crafted and what projects they worked on during the weekend!

This was a great picture of all of us, that was taken the weekend of the retreat, and for those who were unable to attend this year, maybe this will convince you that you should totally aim to get turnt up next year at the next crop!! :D  We'll be waiting for you!!


The whole layout - I used the tag stamp that came in the Sept Studio Calico kit to create
my journalling spots!!  I've seen this done before, but couldn't quite remember where.
I loved the way it turned out!

A closer view of the photo I used, taken from our pink pajama day!

And here I am! And yes, my PJ's were pink... Sort of... They had other colours
in them as well, so they aren't super pink in this photo. ;)


And here is the sketch I used to build the layout above!!

Ok, so you've seen my turnt up layout about our yearly celebration of our crafty sistahs, each with our own individual personalities!!!

Time to head on over to Debra's blog: http://www.cdebbiscrap.blogspot.com/ in order to continue the turnt up vibe!!

Just to recap, in case you may need to review the lineup again, here it is!
SOC Blog: http://scrapsofcolorespire.blogspot.com/
Kate blue: http://kateblue.blogspot.com/
Candy: http://stampcandy.net/
Princess: http://www.papercraftingparadise.blogspot.com/
Tiare: http://www.tiaresmith.com/
Kerry: http://www.kerryscoolcreations.com
Debra: http://www.cdebbiscrap.blogspot.com/
Cheryl: http://www.onecraftyncpeach.blogspot.com/
Da Shawnna: http://creativedaze.dashawnna.com/
Kimberly B: http://mypolkadottedbliss.blogspot.com/

We appreciate you so much for joining us at SoC to celebrate a decade of awesomeness with more to come!!!

Thanks a million for dropping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!!

32 comments:

  1. Nice layout. I love clean layouts. The photo tells the whole story. Good job; love the pinkness. You know pink is my color.

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  2. Sappy indeed...you got me all emotional. So wonderful to read what SOC has meant to you. LOVE your layout and that photos brings a smile to my face. Cannot wait to do it again. Much love.

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  3. How creative. Love the way you've wrapped the lettering around the page.

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  4. Hi Kerry, what a great page and I'll always remember how much spunk, energy and fun you brought with you to the last retreat. It's always a joy getting to meet more SOC members in person. Love how you added the doodled tags to your take on the sketch. Hope to see you again next year!

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  5. Such a fun page, I love how you did the title! Thank you Kerry for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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  6. Nice page, love the background paper! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

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  7. great layout to celebrate sistahhood, especially those in pajamas!!

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  8. Your LO is a great on and shows my favorite colors.

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  9. Your layout is cute. You do have personality. Here's to many more years of SOC.

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  10. Great LO! Happy Anniversary!!!

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  11. Looks like you had so much fun and captured it in your layout! I love the color combination.

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  12. awesome awesome layout.. will have to check out those challenge sites you listed! subscribing as well.. always a pleasure to meet other artsy sisters from SOC! let scurry along the hop! :)

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  13. hmm cant find the sub button.. will come bk in a bit

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  14. Nice LO show casing SOC sistahs. Good job

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  15. Great page. Thanks for sharing at LGS.

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  16. What a lovely layout so glad I following the hop to see your creation.

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  17. Your layout is great and the title, "PERSONALITY", is spot on. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. A wonderful layout! I love your title,and photo so much. Thank you for joining in on the affirmation challenge this month at Challenge YOUrself!

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  19. Great take on the sketch and love your title effect
    Thank you for playing along at Let's Get Sketchy

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  20. A really great and creative page. Thank you for playing with us at LGS :)

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  21. love the colors and sequins!! fun title work!!!Thank you for playing along at Let's Get Sketchy

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  22. Wonderful layout! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

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  23. What a lovely page! Great interpretation of the sketch.

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  24. Great layout Kerry and I especially love the title going around the corner! Thanks for sharing your affirmation page with us at Challenge Yourself. xx

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  25. This is a great LO! I love your take on the sketch and your title placement! As for the retreat, that's awesome that you came in from Canada! If you did that, I need to get with the program and make that trip from NC, lol!

    Thanks for being a part of this year's crop!!

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  26. Beautiful page! Love all the blings too! Thanks for sharing this over at LGS!

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  27. Such a fun page....great take on the sketch....Thanks for joining us at LGS.

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  28. Absolutely love this one. Thank you so much for joining us at LGS!

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  29. Such a fun page and a great memory! Love pj crops!!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Challenge YOUrself!

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  30. Great page, thanks so much for joining us at LGS!

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  31. Love those colours.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOURself :)

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