Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ScrapOurStash - Sketch Color Combo!

Hey yall it is that time again...I actually was waaay out of rotation with this sketch so the challenge is just about over! However, I will be sure to post next month Stash and Sketch challenge a little more timely...

This was indeed a challenge for me because I had to use the colors in the palette which are not usually colors I would use...but hey I did what I could!

Unless you are a speed scrapper, you may be able to complete it! 
If you wish to look at my other design team mates work, please visit ScrapOurStash blog!

Directly below, you will see the challenge and directly under that you will see my take on the challenge!
Enjoy and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

{The Struggles of a Young Black Girl}

**Disclaimer....1.) its my blog, 2.) This is from my perspective as a black woman reminiscing how it use to be as a young black girl, 3.) If you get offended, go take a nap...

Not to say that every culture does not have their own struggles with hair, I am sure you do HOWEVER it seems that our recollections of the trauma we went through as young girls are almost always similar!

The conversation you will read below is a REAL conversation with REAL SISTAHS  with REAL LIFE experiences.
I have a special group of ladies that I speak to on the daily and our convos range from A-Z...sleepless nights, our sick children, our INTELLIGENT and wise children, our growing children, our jobs, our economy, encouragement, spirituality, food, tv, life period! We talk about it all!

This particular night....we were discussing one of the too many award shows that cater to the urban industry...we got on the topic of rappers today and basically how they are wack...most not all.  The conversation took off from there.  It was one of the BEST, COMEDIC conversations that I have had in awhile..., 5 ladies, reminiscing on our childhood and what we all at one time or another had to experience and had to endure...there was no getting around it! The memories of the distinct smells of perm / relaxer, pressed hair / burning hair, cholesterol conditioner, the sizzle of the pressing comb due to the hair being damp, or the accident of pressing comb touching your neck, ear, or fo-head...

Im not the only one...who remembers this scent..I liked it

Now, if you are from our culture or extremely close to someone of our culture, you should know that anything having to do with or hair is just not the ALWAYS a process...ALWAYS!
I still love the looks I get when we:
1.) Explain why we don't have to wash our hair daily
2.) Why we don't get lice
3.) Why we get the Gremlin / Stripe syndrome when we are near water
4.) How we can walk into work one day with short hair and come tomorrow with long hair, then back with shorter hair 2 days ago
5.) Why when we "perm" our hair and when others "perm" their hair...means  different 2 different things and will result in 2 different outcomes
6.) Knows the struggle of this...
7.) Why we couldn't swim or get anywhere near water after a fresh press and curl... know my list can continue, but I think you are catching my drift.

What do you know about this:

Or this:

If you haven't seen Chris Rocks, "Good Hair" watch the trailer here

Is there such thing as good hair and bad hair? 
I can go on and on about this topic as a black woman..but my main reason for this post to take you through this conversation that we thoroughly enjoyed having, reminiscing and just clowning around!

The struggle was really real and it is still a struggle for many today!
Please enjoy the dialogue below...I did the tedious job to black out the names to protect the innocent...LOL! I did not care to black myself out because I was apart of the convo and wanted to post about it!
***Keep in mind, this was a fast paced convo, which resulted in a few typos, and excuse the language...clown session was in full effect.

Crazy Bunch 10/14/14

So there you have it. 
When we say there is a struggle....WE ARE SERIOUS!!!! Check the funny below:

At the end of the adults, we are now in charge of taking care of our own hair...and I would like to say we are all happy with what we have going on. In our culture, today, going "natural" has just taken off and soared to higher heights! I mean in a real way. Going natural just isn't in the cards for everyone though...still because of the struggle! Going natural isn't for not.  For some it may be a choice and others, maybe not so much. Wearing our hair natural has been more accepted today than yesterday. YES. Our little girls get teased, catch heat because of our hair and the things we can and cannot do. This post can result in 2-3 more post as I know some of you reading may be thoroughly

I hope you enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed partaking in this convo with my sistahs from otha mistahs!

I love you ladies, and thank you for allowing me to share this part of our MANY convos...this one was truly hilarious! Had me DYIN!!!

Love you guys....and Black Girls Rock!

Shout out to a few of my trues....luv yall like a fat kid love cake! For real! For real!

Sincerely Yours,

Monday, October 6, 2014

It's Monday! !

It's the beginning of many of your weeks!!

Not only is it my short week...we also have the upcoming Monday off!! Whoop! Whoop!!

Enjoy your day,  relax....and breath!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

{Stash Challenge #19}

Hey peeps!

I know I know its been a minute! 
I wanted to share with you the current challenge going on over at ScrapOurStash! 

This was a fun challenge because there were just soooo many cool options to use to design your layout!

For this challenge, you are to create a new layout  and choose any row (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) from the bingo card provided and add those items to your layout.  
Please note in your blog write up, which row you used to complete your layout.
You can use additional items as well.

DUE:  October 29TH 11:59 PM (PST)

And one more important HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!!

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 MY TAKE.....

I had fun with this layout, very fun challenge! In this challenge, I used the B Column and used:
-Stick Pins
- Rhinestones
- Arrow
- Polka Dot Paper
- Journal Card

I absolutely loved the gigantic wooden 7 & 8 I found in a friends stash to represent the year I was born! Gave it my final touch!

I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as we have!

 October Prize if your layout is selected!

                                October Prize
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Take care..until next time!

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