Saturday, June 30, 2007

SKETCH Saturday...a beautiful sketch by Thorunn

Isn't it gorgeous!

Here's a little about Thorunn:

"I've been scrapbooking for 4 years now, but only recently started to make my sketches in a computer. - before I just made them by hand ;-)
I love sharing my work with others and I have a blog (in icelandic)
but I also have an album at where you can see my work too.
At the moment I'm not member of any DT, I just finished my DT year with"

Check out more wonderful sketches in her Gettin' Sketchy blog!

Leave us a comment and a link to your layout if you try Thorunn's sketch. This is a sketch I HAVE to try! I love the doodling around the photos!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Friday, June 29, 2007

Some of Tina's Favorites......

Favorite Snack:
Grapes, watermelon, peaches, plumbs… Can you tell I love fruit? And when the urge for junk hits, it’s Hagan Daaz icecream, skittles or nachos and cheese!

Favorite Drink: Chocolate milk, and lemonaid! No, not together! LOL!

Favorite Paper: Basic Grey, Fancy Pants and My Minds Eye!

Favorite Technique: Inking, sanding and sewing!

Favorite Embellishment: Chipboard swirls and/or flowers!

Favorite Scrap Tool: My white Signo Uniball pen!

Favorite Adhesive: Uhu glue stick!! And glue dots

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

FOTO Friday - Week 11

For today's challenge, let's see some photos taken at different angles. Why no get down low and look up at your subject, OR, get up high and look down.
This can make for some interesting shots! Try it!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Thursday, June 28, 2007

TEXT Thursday-Blog prompt from Tina

Here is Tina's Blog challenge...

Summer time is such an awesome time... for both young and old alike!

Do you remember how exciting it was to get home on that last day of school?
What are your favorite summer memories of your childhood?
Is it something you did every summer, or perhaps one summer that stands out in your mind?

Blog about it!

Link it here so we can share in your summer memories!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The winner of the journal is...




JEAN!!! My son chose the name a few minutes ago!
Congrats, Jean and thanks to each and every one of you that have left a comment on our blog. Every message is appreciated so much! Be watching from time to time for more chances to win.

Web Wednesday - June 27

Today I decided to focus of digital scrapbooking. This is something I've only tried once but would love to do more. There are TONS of great sites out there with freebie digital kits and great tips and techniques to try when creating your digis...and lots of awesome inspirational LOs!!

Here are just a few I found!

Digital Scrapbook Place

Digital Scrapbook Pages

Digi Scrappin

Scrap Dish

So lets see those digi pages!!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

TEACHING Tuesday - Week 11

Today's technique comes from our sister, Tina.

Ever look at a LO that has a beautiful transparency over their picture and wish you had one... but didn't? I do that! So, I've decided to create my own! Here is the LO... then I'll explain...

What i did was took my white uniball pen and a ruler, and outlined the edge of my pictures. Then I used a Chatterbox rubon to create the corner. You can do this with any colors and go as fancy or simple as you like! Voila.... you have a home made transparency look!

THANKS, Tina!! I will definitely be trying this!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Monday, June 25, 2007

We have 100 posts already at our blog...

So, in honor of our 100th post(which was our Challenge post) , I am going to give away an altered journal I did as a DT project.I can't post the pic of it here but check out this link to see it. All you have to do is leave a comment in any post that is posted between June 24th, Sunday and June 27th, Wednesday and I will get one of my sons to draw a random name and send this journal to you!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

CHALLENGE Monday-June 25th

This week the challenge is... use a library pocket and and a tag on your layout. If you don't have a library pocket, check out this site for a template. Have fun!!!

*Send your layout to scoish3 @ (remove spaces) by Sunday night, July 1st

Here's Carla's layout:

...Susan's layout:

...Deanne's layout:
...and Tina's layout:

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Sunday, June 24, 2007

SISTER of the Week {June 24-30}

We have a new SISTER!! Please welcome Tina McDonald :-)

Here is Tina's layout for Week 9

Tina is from Wickham, New Brunswick.
Tell us about your family:
I am a SAHM of three beautiful children! Jasmine is 4, Sammy turns 2 this week, and Camden is 4 months! I have an amazing Husband of 7 years who supports my addiction to scrapping, even though he doesn’t always “get it”! We live out in the country and love it!!
How/Why did you start scrapbooking?
I started scrapping about 3 ½ years ago after admiring the albums of a friend of mine. I was amazed at how beautiful they were! So, after some time, I bought a few things myself and gave it a go! It was frustrating and discouraging… until I was blessed to get a cutter for Christmas! THANKS MOM!! Now I am hopelessly addicted! And loving every minute!

How long have you been scrapbooking? 3 ½ yrs

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love?
I love that it is something that I get to do for me! It is my passion, my escape from reality and my sanity! At the same time, it is also my way of showing my children just how loved and cherished they are! They will never forget… even though I may not always be around to remind them!

How many hours a week do you scrapbook?
Depends on the week! In the winter and fall, probably around 8 hrs or more a week. In the summer, probably about half of that… and some weeks even less! But I do go thru withdrawl when I’m away to long!

How long does it take you to complete a layout?
It varies BIG time! Anywhere from 1 hr to 3 days! It just depends on how long the munchkins will allow me to scrap! It’s nice to be able to leave it out and drop in on it once in a while to do a little more. But I prefer to get it done in 1 shot!
Where do you get your inspiration?
New products and freshly printed photo’s always get me in the mood to scrap! When I hit a dead end or the mojo fails, I go to the online galleries where I am always inspired by the amazing talent of my fellow scrappers!
We'll be seeing more from Tina during the next week!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

SKETCH Saturday...a card sketch

Here's another card sketch by Lucy. Thanks Lucy!!
Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Friday, June 22, 2007

More about Emily

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it?
That’s the pain! I have taken all the study room now, but I feel there always not enough space to put my stuff!!! I told my husband that we need a renovation !

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with?
Pink, blue, yellow ,all the sweet colours

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies?
Yes, I do cross stitch and sewing too.

What scrapbook magazines do you read?
Scrapbook etc, Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbook

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash?
I have never measure that, but not as thick as some scrapholics!

Are you an organized or messy scrapper?
I never clean up the table unless I have completed a LO, what do you think then?

Anything else you want to share?
I’m really a newly bee, I will say do not give up trying and just keep going!

Thanks, Emily! It's been fun getting to know you!

FOTO Friday - Week 10

For today's challenge, I'd like for you to post a link to a "cool" photo you have taken recently -- something interesting you'd like us to see, or a great photo you happened to snap.
Here are a few that my husband took last weekend. In our harbor, there are several HUGE icebergs. Hubby and a friend went out in boat to get a closer look. Now, you're really not supposed to get too close to these bergs -- they have been known to suddenly flip over and cause drowings, but of course, my hubby thrives on this sort of thing. He actually caught some of the water that was melting from the iceberg and had a taste of the "freshest, purest water I ever tasted!" He said it was like drinking from the fountain of youth :-)

Don't you think this one looks like an airplane?

Catching some water to drink.

Close-up of the side of the iceberg.

So.... wow us with your amazing photo! Can't wait to see them!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

TEXT Thursday - Week 10

If you found a genie is a bottle who could grant you three wishes (pertaining to you and your family)....
what would your three wishes be?
That's my blog challenge for you today. Blog your three wishes and link them back here in the comments!!
Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{art}

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

WEB Wednesday - June 20

Well, school is out soon for most children. Just a couple of days to go here in Newfoundland. I thought I'd post some fun links for ideas to keep kids busy this summer! If your kids are like mine, you'll probably be hearing the dreaded "I'm bored!" soon. I had my kids sit down today and come up with a list of things they could do during the summer -- things besides playing at the computer or Game Cube, or Nintendo DS, etc.

Pudgy Bunny Coloring Book Great for the younger children, and also for those adults who still love to color :-)

Lisa Explains it ALL! This one is great for your teens who are wanting to make their own websites. Make that a project for the summer.

Summer Fun for Kids Lots of ideas here!

Fun-Attic Summer Fun Ideas Another big list of ideas

Storytelling Workshop - for those who are interested in creative writing/language

Book Club - start your own!

Here is what my 10 year old daughter came up with in about 5 minutes:

  • draw
  • read a book
  • write a book
  • go bird-watching
  • color
  • play with stuffed toys
  • play Lego or Playmobil
  • scrapbook (a girl after my own heart!)
  • bake cookies
  • play outside
  • visit my great-grandmothers
  • ride my bike
  • go to the playground
  • take a nap
  • clean my room
  • phone a friend
  • go for a walk
  • work on my blog

So, before your children get bored this summer, do a little planning and see what activities they can come up with, and...... don't forget that they DO need some time to just sit and RELAX! We all do :-)

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Some of Emily's favorites!

Favorite Snack: Fruits and Nuts Fusion Favorite Drink: I think occasionally I love icecream with Coffee!

Favorite Paper: I love pattern paper from 7 gypsies and MME

Favorite Technique: I am comfortable to use whatever I am happy with

Favorite Embellishment: Flowers and chipboard

Favorite Scrap Tool: tag maker

Favorite Adhesive: I think I like glue dots a lot

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Teaching Tuesday-Tutorial from Emily


Emily found this idea in one of the magazines she read and liked the idea of it. So she wanted to share it with us:

(1) Trim out the card stock into a rectangular shaped frame.
(2) Use a light colour pen to draw out the swirls along the four sides.
(3) After complete the frame, you may add some stones to light up your swirl design and paste on to your picture!

Here is a layout Emily did using her frame! Thanks so much Emily! What a wonderful idea! I love all your swirls on your frame! They add a beautiful touch to a piece of cardstock and a layout, that's for sure!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Monday, June 18, 2007

CHALLENGE Monday - June 18th

Since we have started this blog we have added 8 new sisters to the Sisterhood. These ladies are all very talented and therefore this week we want to recognize them again in our challenge.

Your challenge this week is a scraplifting challenge. We would LOVE for you to take a look at out sisters' galleries, choose one LO and scraplift it. Send your completed LO, plus a link to the LO you scraplifted to scoish3 @ (remove the spaces).

You have until Sunday night, June 24 to complete your LO for this challenge.

Here are the LOs we created This week!

Our SOTW, Emily, scraplifted a LO by PEARL

Susan scraplifted a LO by KELLI
Carla scraplifted a LO by JEANDeanne scraplifted a LO by LOIS
We can't wait to see what you create this week!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Sunday, June 17, 2007

SISTER of the Week {June 17-23}

Please give a BIG welcome to our newest "sister", Emily Zhang!

Emily has only been scrapping for nine months and she's got a beautiful style! Check out her gallery and her blog, World of Yu'er.

This is Emily's layout for Challege 8. I LOVE the antique look of this layout! Fantastic job!

Name: Emily Zhang

Home: Brunei Darussalam

Tell us about your family: This is the 9th year of my marriage to Heng, we have 2 lovely girls aged 6 and 3.

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? Well, I always have my passion for crafts, like anything that is beautiful . I got know scrapbooking few years back when I met a friend who visited Brunei from Canada, she made albums for her children, they’re so beautiful. But there was any scrapbook shop in Brunei then, until last October the first shop opened and I can’t stop buying and started seriously on it. I want to keep all those precious moments in the most beautiful way for my children and family.

How long have you been scrapbooking? About 9 months now.

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? I feel like I am an artist when I work on each project.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? Mostly I scrapbook after the children are on bed at night and weekends, say about 8 hours a week.

How long does it take you to complete a layout? I once finished a LO within 1 hour but there are times that I need nearly 3 or 4 days to complete one!

Where do you get your inspiration? By searching on websites and reading magazines, or just anything I see, sometimes from a pattern on my daughter’s dress, school bags design…

Congrats, Emily! Looking forward to seeing more about you this week!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Saturday, June 16, 2007


This week our featured sketch artist is Rori Koch!

Rori is the Co-Editor in Chief of The Scrapbook Stand.

She is also on the Scrapbook Answers Design Team.

In 2006 she was Top 10 Frances Meyer DT Finalist and also Top 10 Honorable Mention Prima Marketing. Thank-you Rori for your wonderful sketch and layout.

Great sketch,Rori! If you try Rori's sketch, leave us a comment.We would LOVE to see it!!!

Psst,I can even see this one used as a card or a 6X12 layout! Can you?

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Friday, June 15, 2007

More about Kim!

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? I sure do – but I kind of have put them all aside for scrapping. I read constantly. I don’t watch any tv but HAVE to read before I go to bed or I can’t fall asleep.

What scrapbook magazines do you read? I just started buying magazines last month for the 1st time. I bought Canadian Scrapbooker once, and I just recently bought a copy of Paper Crafts and Paper Creations. I don’t think I would subscribe though. I just will buy one if I run out of inspiration sometime.

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash? Not too big actually. I never kept a lot of cardstock around. I started using patterned paper at first and now I have discovered that cardstock is so nice to work with and easy to manipulate so the pile is starting to grow. If I stacked all the papers that I have up – it is probably about an inch thick.

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? Messy I think. I put things away back in the proper cases or bins but the bins themselves are totally cluttered. Every once in a while I like to really tidy it all up, but that usually ends in me wanting to create.

Anything else you want to share? Thanks for choosing me to be a sister this week. I am really honoured. I really enjoy looking at everyone’s work and admiring the love and thoughtfulness with which every scrapbooker uses to preserve their family history.
"Scrapbooking is not a hobby – it is capturing our history for future generations."

Keep telling your stories, sisters!

FOTO Friday

ABCs of Summer

Have you ever looked back and thought you didn't get enough photos of your summer activities? Well, this challenge will help you with this! Begin by writing down the letters of the alphabet and thinking of some photos you can take for EVERY letter. Once you get your list done, start snapping those photos!

With the photos,you can make an album entitled the ABCs of Summer or you can print them as you go and scrap some of them from time to time.
I'll get you started :-)
A - amazing sunsets
B - beautiful flowers
C - children playing
D - ducks
E - enjoying the sun
...... and so on
This can be a quick and easy way of documenting your wonderful summer!
Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Thursday, June 14, 2007

TEXT Thursday - June 14th

For your challenge this week, I'd like for you to use song lyrics as your title OR your journaling. Here are a couple of layouts I did last year that use song lyrics.

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Why did Kim start scrapbooking??

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I have always been crafty. I have tried everything from cross-stitching and knitting to beading and finally to scrapping. I think that I am more addicted to buying the things I need for a hobby than sometimes the hobby itself. Until I found scrapbooking that is. I just love it and wish I could find a career in it somehow.

How long have you been scrapbooking? A couple of years ago I tried it with very basic supplies – stickers and plain 8.5x11 coloured paper… I put it aside for a while and really began again about 1.5 to 2 years ago.

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? It’s a bit of instant gratification. Unlike so many other crafts – you can sit down and finish something pretty quickly. I love to make cards for that very reason. I just feel the urge to do something creative, so I sit down and just start. My dh is really supportive about it too and the kids love to see themselves and our family in the pages.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? It has been a bit more lately. It happens in fits and starts I find depending on what is going on in the family at the time. Right now about 2-4 hours per week mostly on weeknights after the kids are in bed.

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Totally depends. I have done them really quickly in about 1 hour and sometimes they take a few nights of work. I usually finish one LO before I start another though.

Where do you get your inspiration? I LOVE working on contests and challenges and then I look at the theme or contest outline and then dig through my pictures to find something cool I want to scrap. If not for a contest, then a cool idea for a LO theme will come to mind and I start with that. I almost never start from the paper product although I know many scrappers do.

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? I like where I work a lot. The table is the perfect height. The chairs are comfortable. The light is directly overhead and is on a dimmer. The problem? It’s my dining room table and so I feel guilty that my stuff is always spread out right there in the middle of that space.

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? I don’t have a fave really. I probably work with a lot more brights colours than pastels or duller tones. It’s funny because when I admire the work of others, it is exactly the ones opposites my colour choices that I gravitate to. Weird!

Kim says she is always looking for different ways to use normal scrapping tools. Take a look at her card below. What a unique idea to use the actual stamp pads to make flowers!!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

WEB Wednesday-PAGE

I love this site for sketches! Just recently I've been trying 12X6 pages (I have to look for an album while I'm gone away this week) and think they are so neat! They are called half maps here! Go see!
And what about round maps? Have you ever tried a circular layout? Now, those are FUN!!!
..and there are card maps on this site as well. Check out this page and you will see a card made by SUSAN there!!

Have fun!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

TEACHING Tuesday - Week 9

Has your eyelet punch been feeling neglected lately? Seems like people are not using use eyelets like they used to. However, just recently I pulled mine out again and started to use it in a little different way.

I was creating a page using white cardstock, and American Craft pp (btw, did you know they now have a BLOG ) After cutting out flowers, adding the photo and figuring out what the title would be, I still felt that the layout needed that little extra to call it complete! This particular pp had circle shapes that I knew I also wanted to incorporate somehow into the layout design.After finding my eyelet punch I dusted it off! I used a circle shape to pencil out a shape that I could follow. Using the eyelet punch, I created holes around the drawn circles, changing the sizes often to vary the size of each hole. You can see it here. Placing colored cardstock behind the holes brought out that extra 'punch' of color, and helped to mimic the circular designs on the pp. This completed the layout. I then decided to create a card and used my eyelet punch, the same way, to create circles on the cs, then placed the brightly colored pp behind it. Here's the finished product.

So pull out your eyelet punch once again, and use it on your projects!! We want to see what you create too, so don't forget to share your creations with us!
Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Monday, June 11, 2007

CHALLENGE Monday - June 11th

Quotes! Who doesn't love 'em! For scrapbooking, quotes can come in handy when you don't know what to journal, or you need a title.


our challenge this week is to use a quote on your layout.

Easy peasy :-)

Send your layout to scoish3 @ (remove the spaces) by June 17th, Sunday night.

Carla's layout
"It is a happy talent to know how to play" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kim has 2 quotes on her layout.
"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day."
"To love and to be loved is the greatest joy on earth"
Deanne's layout:
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." by Helen Keller

Susan's Layout
"Every 10 years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants" - Edward Steichen

Let's see your layouts using quotes! Send them to us for a chance to become a "sister".

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sister of the Week {June 10-16}

Boy, the weeks seem to be going by so fast! We are already at our 7th sister.

Please welcome our newest sister, KIMBERLEY SILVA (aka ScrappyKim).

Deanne and I know Kim from Scrapping Turtle, and we are so pleased that we are able to get to know her better.

Here is Kim's layout for last week's challenge:

Here's Kim's blog. Check it out, and don't forget to leave a comment and let her know you dropped by :-)

Tell us about your family: I am the eldest of 3 sisters with a big age gap in between. I have been married for 8 years and have two amazing children a dd Gabriella who is 6 ½ and a ds Rui who just turned 4. We have a dog and 2 cats and live in the same town as all of my siblings, their spouses, and my parents.

Favorite Snack/Meal: I am a strict vegetarian which means no meat of any kind, not beef, chicken, fish or anything else that used to walk, fly or swim. My favourite thing to eat right now is vegetarian sushi. I love anything dill pickle flavoured and I love salad especially if someone else made it.

Favorite Drink: Coffee, coffee, coffee and Grapefruit-flavoured Mineral water.

Favorite Paper: Scenic Route patterns and Bazzill textured cardstocks

Favorite Technique: I don’t know if I have one?? Maybe you guys could look at my work and tell me if I have one based on what I do…

Favorite Embellishment: I love distress ink and really funky brads.

Favorite Scrap Tool: I just got a CropADile and QuicKutz Squeeze for Mothers Day and I am exploring what these things can do. I LOVE eyelets right now.

Favorite Adhesive: I use a purple Scotch-brand tape runner mainly because they sell the refills at my grocery store! Glue dots for the heavy stuff.

Welcome to the SISTERHOOD, Kim!! We hope you enjoy your week with us!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Saturday, June 9, 2007


Allison is the owner of the awesome blog called Stampin' When I Can. And the stampin' she does is just absolutely wonderful!!! You can see her creations on her blog. She also has a gallery at Split Coast Stampers.

We asked her if she would like to create a sketch for us at SOS, and this is what she said about her sketch:

"This is what I came up is a tall card sketch that will fit in a legal envelope."

Isn't it neat!!! I love it!!! I'm definitely going to try it. How about you? If you do, let us know.We'd love to see it!

Thanks Allison! And thanks to the ladies who visit us from day to day. We appreciate each and every one of you!!!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}.

Friday, June 8, 2007

FOTO Friday - Week 8

Old photos....they help you to remember things from years gone by, they help you to reminisce about the good and bad times, and they also help you to see what you used to look like many, many, years ago!

For the past couple of weeks, my family and I have been doing a LOT of reminiscing over old photos. We've been sharing them on Facebook and laughing about old times, and commenting about things we remembered! It was at this time, I saw a photo of me when I was about the same age of my youngest dd. And...believe took me by complete surprise how much she now resembles what I used to look like. After hearing sooooo many people talking about how she looked like my husband's side of the family, I can now understand why my mom always said she looked like me.

My daughter even took one look at the picture and said, "!!! look JUST like me!" It made me laugh because even she could see the resemblance.

I'll let you be the judge though.

Here's a photo of me!

And here's Sara!
See the resemblance??
I challenge you today to pull out those old photos, and reminisce about those times. Create a layout or two about things you remember or about how you look like someone else in your family. The greatest thing.... a blood relation does not even have to be present for a resemblance to be seen! (sometimes even best friends start to resemble one another after a while.) We'd love to see what you create or find, so share it with us by placing the link in the comments!
Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

More about Kelli, and a blog challenge!

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? A mixture of scrapping and computer room. Color light purple, organized not really but I know where everything is. I think of it as a work in progress with the help of my handyman husband.

What are your favorite colors to scrapbook with? Earth tones though lately I've been picking a lot of pinks, purples and blues.

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? Sewing, cooking

What scrapbook magazines do you read? Paper Crafts

Kelli thought of a great Blog Challenge.
"Pick 3 other scrapbook sites or blogs and link them
to your blog with a editoral on why you liked that site."
Super idea! I'm gonna work on this one.

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Thursday, June 7, 2007

TEXT Thursday-June 7

My grade 6 students are right in the middle of doing provincial testing so I thought that this journal prompt would be interesting:

"If life was a multiple choice test, what would be the first five questions on yours? Write the questions and their multiple choice answers."

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A little more about Kelli!

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? To document my life

How long have you been scrapbooking? Since 1978, primitive scrapping back then

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? The ability to show my craft and get positive feedback from others

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? 5-10 hours

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Between 30 minutes and 2 hours

Where do you get your inspiration? My pictures

I wanted to comment a bit on the primitive scrapbooking :-) I wonder how many of us have the traditional paper scrapbooks (the kind they use in primary school) kept from way back when! I know I have 4 or 5 stored away, with everything from gum wrappers, to receipts, to plastic shopping bags and love notes. I would keep everything. There's no order to my books, and things are just scotch-taped over my pages, but the memories are so wonderful!
I pulled them out a few weeks ago for my children to look at and they couldn't believe the stuff I saved. The problem now is, when I want them to toss some of their junk, they are quick to remind me that I kept stuff just like it! Haha!
I am glad that scrapbooking has evolved the way it has, but I can still appreciate my old scrapbooks. How about you?

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

WEB Wednesday - Week 8

Hi ladies!! I have some GREAT sites for you to check out today!! Who new there were soooooo many amazing scrapbook reated sites out there?

This site, Sprague Lab , has a wealth of information realted to editing photos, creating digital pages, and also a link to some digital freebies! (click on the Designer Digitals link to the right and then click on freebies).'ve probably all seen the Pencil Lines site full of amazing sketches, but have you seen the ALTERED Pencil Lines site? It's FABULOUS!!! This site is full of totally talented ladies who create altered items based on the sketches from the Pencil Lines blog!! Check it out!!

One of Kelli's favorite websites is Recipezaar. "If you are looking for a recipe - any recipe - they will probably have it and not just one choice but several variations. I found things that are out of the ordinary here which is great for me as a teacher. The kids can see how to make fortune cookies or flour tortillas. Need a chocolate chip cookie recipe there are over 100 variations to the original recipe!:

That's all for now!!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Here's a great tip for when you just need a small scrap of scalloped paper and you don't want to cut a full sheet. Use your corner rounder to make the scallops. I used my EK Success rounder and removed the guide from the bottom of the rounder.

Start on one end and make a punch. All subsequent punches you need to make sure the edges meet. Punch as many as fit on your paper.
When you are done, you can cut you paper to the desired size. Quick and easy way to may a scalloped edge from any kind of paper!
Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Monday, June 4, 2007

CHALLENGE Monday-Week 8!

This week's challenge is...

Do a layout about something that is or was a FAVORITE of yours or your family. It could be your favorite movie, favorite activity to do together, favorite time of the day, favorite book, the list is endless. Make the word ME, MY or OUR (or a person's name) in bigger letters than the rest of the words in the title.

Send your layout to scoish3 @ (remove the spaces) by June 10th, Sunday night.

Here's Carla's 2-pager on the family's favorite book. (It's MY favorite book too, btw!)

Kelli has a great layout done showing a lot of her favs! Awesome!

I chose to scrapbook a pic of my sister and me on a ferry ride during our family vacation, on our way to a favorite spot, PEI!

Here's Susan's layout! It's a picture of her and her family on the beach. Their FAVORITE place to be during the summer months!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}