Tuesday, July 31, 2007

TEACHING Tuesday - July 31

Today, I thought I'd write a little about using vellum on your layouts. Most people don't like to add vellum because they may be unsure as to what adhesive to use -- traditional adhesives such as glue sticks, tape, and glue dots will show through the vellum. There are a variety of ways that you can adhere vellum.

  • Punch holes through your vellum and your background, and use ribbon to tie the vellum to your page.
  • Use brads or eyelets to attach the vellum.
  • If you use glue or tape to attach your vellum, cover the adhesive with buttons or other embellishments.
  • Sew or staple your vellum to the layout.
  • You can buy adhesive that is made especially for vellum.

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

Monday, July 30, 2007

CHALLENGE Monday - July 30

Well, since I LOVE reading (and have been doing quite a bit of it this summer!) I thought our challenge this week should be about BOOKS!
Let's see a book title as the title of your layout.
Here is what your sisters came up with:



Send your layout by Sunday night (August 5th) to Susan at scoish3(AT)rogers(DOT)com (Change the AT to @ and the DOT to . )
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Sunday, July 29, 2007

SISTER Sunday - July 29th

This week seems like it has FLOWN by! We have another sister to welcome today -- Laura Shreve.

Here is Laura's layout from last week:

Tell us about your family: I am Married to a fabulous guy David. I have four children Connor 11, Caleb 11, Rachel 10, & Kailey 9.

Favorite Snack: salt & vinegar potato chips

Favorite Drink: french vanilla iced coffee

Favorite Paper: I love it all!!

Favorite Technique: using paint on layouts

Favorite Embellishment: ribbon

Favorite Scrap Tool: my cutterbee scissors…I just love cutting bits out of pattern paperFavorite Adhesive: ad-tech permanent tape runner & my sailor glue pen


The Gift of Grace - Laura's blog
Laura's Gallery

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

More about Amanda....

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? I LOVE my scrapbook space…well mostly….my dad just built me a scrapbook cupboard/workspace and I LOVE it! But the only downfall is it’s in our living room!

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? I scrapbook with pretty much EVERY colour…the only colour I don’t use is purple. I’m not a big purple person.

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? Yes, on top of my scrapbooking, I make cakes…I’ve done many wedding cakes (including my own!) and I love to cook and create my own recipes.

What scrapbook magazines do you read? Any thing by Paper Crafts…EVERY issue of Paper Crafts and any of their special issues!!

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash? Oh I’d say, at least 12 inches high!!!!

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? Depends on my mood that day!!! Sometimes I’m working on three different things at once so yes, I’m very messy….but other days, I just can’t work like that!

Anything else you want to share? Thank you so much for this opportunity to be a part of your sisterhood and I’m so glad to be in the company of some incredibly talented group of women.

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Sketch Saturday-July 28th-Lucy Chesna

Today our feature sketch artist is Lucy Chesna....

Hi, my name is Lucy Chesna and I am from Billerica, Ma. I am married to my best friend for 11 years and we have two beautiful children. I am SAHM and love every minute of it!

I am completely addicted to scrapbooking, message boards and sketches. I started scrapbooking right after my son was born in 1998 but got into it more in 2001, when my daughter was born and the rest is history. I got into my first message board in 2002 and I got hooked and became a better scrapbooker because of it. There is so much talent out there that that I absorbed all that information and added my own twist to it. The sketches started in 2004 when I had to create a sketch for a contest, I didn't win but it opened the flood gates to more sketches eventually to my own sketch blog this year.

I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by talent ladies in the past few years and I thank them for inspiring me every day. I am owner and designer of my own scrapbook community Memories from Scrap .I am DT for The Kits Meow , Scrapbook Doodle and Crop-a-Latte ,Happy Scrappin Scrapbooking and GDT for 3 months at Treasures to Scrap .
I am a Sketch Designer for Scrapbook Oasis and Serendipity Kits.

I have published many times in ScrapStreet and Becky Fleck Newsletter

I am crew member of Pubcalls .

I have my own sketch blog called My Sketch World that I post weekly sketches and have layout examples from The Sketch World Divas. You can find more of my work at my blog .

Here is a sketch that Lucy has provided for us. I LOVE the arrows in this sketch! Looks like such a fun sketch to play with! Thanks so much ,Lucy!
If you try Lucy's sketch, please let us know in the comments. We'd love to see it! Have a happy Saturday, everyone!
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Friday, July 27, 2007

Answers to Manufacturers Game

Here are the answers to the online crop game.

1. Three Bugs in a Rug
2. Fontwerks
3. Bo Bunny
4. Chatterbox
5. Cherry Arte
6. Gel-a-tins
7. Technique Tuesday
8. Queen & Co.
9. Fancy Pants
10. Junkitz
11. My Mind's Eye
12. Basic Grey
13. Daisy D's
14. Rusty Pickle
15. Prima
16. Urban Lily
17. Piggy Tales
18. Sassafras Lass
19. Arctic Frog
20. Crate Paper

Winner of "Doggy Days of Summer"........

Bloggy Giveaway is sam-is-mad. CONGRATS!!!

Thanks to everyone for playing along, and I hope we can do this again :-)

I'll get your book in the mail to you next week. I hope you enjoy it!

FOTO Friday - July 27th

For today, I want you to step outside your door and really look at what's around you. Often we are rushing out our doors and we overlook that little spot that is a bit of beauty in our life. So, .... take a closer look, and while you're at it, snap a photo for memory's sake.

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

Thursday, July 26, 2007

TEXT Thursday-Blog prompt...

Blog about a favorite event of your adulthood.
Blog about a favorite event of your childhood.

If you don't have a blog, leave a comment here about it. Happy Thursday!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

WEB Wednesday - July 24

I'm still strolling...how about you??

I've been loving looking at everyone's different blogs this last week that I now have a list of favorites like you wouldn't believe!!

So for today, I would LOVE for you each to share two of your favorite blogs that you visit EVERYDAY!

For me...I always visit this one, of course, and another one I visit EACH day is Scrapscene! It;s a fabulous site full of what's what, and who's who, in the scrapping world!!

So, post a comment and link us to your favorite sites!!

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Some of Amanda's Favorites....

Favorite Snack: Raisins

Favorite Drink: Tea or water

Favorite Paper: Mostly Basic Grey…I’m starting to like Fancy Pants…I’m expanding my horizons to other companies

Favorite Technique: Stamping over all but I like to sand edges, distress, tear, etc etc…it’s hard to narrow it down to just one!!!!

Favorite Embellishment: Ribbon is becoming my latest addiction!!!

Favorite Scrap Tool: Basic Grey Notch and Die Tool and my Silent Setter

Favorite Adhesive: hehe….I get my adhesive from Looney Lizard (a dollar store!) It’s great!!!!!

Now, why not look through Amanda's gallery and post a link to your favorite layout!
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

And the winners are..............

Challenge #1... Jean
Challenge #2... Tracey
Challenge #3... Lois
Challenge #4... Sarah
Challenge #5... Emily
Challenge #6... Jodene
Challenge #7... Laura
Challenge #8... Kim
Challenge #9... Kelli
Challenge #10... Pearl
Challenge #11... Cheryl
Challenge #12... Jessie
Challenge #13... Charlotte

Thanks to each and every one of you who made this crop a big success. This is a first for me, a BLOG crop! I've participated in many forum crops but never a blog crop. I think it went very well! I hope you all had fun "strolling along" with us last week!

*If we don't already have your address please forward it to me at td.an@nf.sympatico.ca Thanks!!!

The winner of the manufacturers game is Tracey G. Tracey got every one right!

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TEACHING Tuesday - July 24

I thought I'd post a little tutorial this morning.

I've seen lots of scalloped cardstock lately and with all the colors, it's difficult to know which ones to buy. If you have a corner punch, you can easily make your own scalloped cardstock or patterned paper.

I used my EK Success punch, and I removed the bottom piece.

Then, it's just a matter of lining your punch up along the edge of your paper. It's easier to do it upside-down as you can see where to punch.

Continue along the length of your paper and you're done!

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Dog Days of Summer - Bloggy Giveaway!

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Yaah! Time for another giveaway!

Rocks in My Dryer is hosting a great Bloggy Giveaway where hundreds of bloggers have joined in to give out free stuff. Even though we are already giving away a LOT of prizes from our crop last week, we couldn't pass up this opportunity :-)


My prize is a children's book written by a Newfoundland author.

All you need to do is leave a comment telling me one thing about our province of Newfoundland, Canada. Do a Google search if you need to :-)

Drawing will be made on Friday morning - July 27th.

I may find other things to give away later this week, so be sure to check back! Why not subscribe to our blog so you don't miss out!

CHALLENGE Monday-July 23rd

Here's our challenge for this week...

~Use 3 or more photos on your layout and do some journalling in your own hand-writing.

Here is my layout.It is a scraplift of a layout by Paulina.

Here is Amanda's layout:

...and Carla's layout:

(This lo was done a couple of weeks ago -- I had very little time this week! Journaling is by my 9 yo son)

Send your layout by Sunday night (July 29th) to Susan at scoish3(AT)rogers(DOT)com (Change the AT to @ and the DOT to . )

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

SISTER Sunday - July 22

We want to thank our last eleven sisters for their involvement with our blog. You ladies did an AWESOME job!! THANKS so much!!

Please welcome AMANDA NEWTON as our "Sister of the Week" for July 22-28th!

Amanda is from Ontario, and is married with one son

Here is Amanda's layout for Week 12:
How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking through Creative Memories but I needed to step of the box because I didn’t feel I could get creative enough…so I starting discovering other companies and embellishments and techniques. Now I’ve taken my creativity and turned it into a part-time business of creating scrapbooks for people and also I make greeting cards.

How long have you been scrapbooking? About nine or ten years now!!!

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? I don’t know why this hobby stuck! I’ve always been very creative and my family can attest to that…so I guess I love it because it’s just one more way for me to be creative!

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? Oh at least 15 hours a week!!! More if I have an order to work on.

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Depends on the intricacy of it! I did one the other day using paint and I think I did it in about two hours (including paint drying time!….Thank goodness for acrylic paints!!)

Where do you get your inspiration? Everywhere! I like to look at scrapping magazines and galleries of fellow scrappers but I also like to create unique and original layouts of my own.

Amanda's blog - in a scrap
and her gallery
Amanda also has her own scrappy business website.
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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Challenge #13 - A Nature Walk

I often take my kids on nature walks and we have seen so many interesting things! It's a great learning experience for all of us!

My challenge today deals with some of those photos you might take when you're on a walk. Perhaps you found an injured bird, or a new kind of wildflower.

Stroll over to my blog to see my challenge, and then.... get creating!


Challenge #12- In the Garden

As we walk through a garden we stop to admire the beautiful, colorful flowers. Our "sister" Jean has a great challenge today about flowers.


Friday, July 20, 2007

Challenge #11 - Let's take a Summer Stroll!

When is your favorite time of the year to take a stroll?

I love the summertime the best...and it looks like Pearl does too!

Check out her BLOG for another FANTASTIC challenge and see why I think she loves the summertime too!!!

Thanks so much Pearl! Your LO is so bright and cheerful!!


Challenge #10 - Don't forget to smell the flowers!

Sometimes, a brisk walk is nice, but other times you might like to slow down and stroll, and take in all that is around you. Take a look at the trees, the colors and all the flowers! Oh, and don't forget to stop and smell the flowers :-)
Jessie has a great challenge for us this morning. Her challenge involves flowers. Visit her blog to see more!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Challenge # 9 - Around and around....

Does it ever feel like you are going around in circles?
Gabi has a challenge today that will have to going in circles but in a good way! Go check out her blog and you'll see what I mean!!

Thanks Gabi!!


Challenge # 8 - Stroll Down Memory Lane

Let's take a stroll down memory lane....but not too far!

Our sister, LOIS , has an awesome challenge today! She would love for you to find a couple of photos from the last 2 years, and create a heritage type layout! The paper choices are up to you but the page should have a heritage look.

Here are the elements she would love for you to add:
~ One piece of ribbon or lace
~ a button somewhere on the page
~ Other elements can be added - your choice.
Here is Lois' layout she created for this challenge!! I love this challenge!!

So...let's go strolling!!!!

* Don't forget to post in our comments when you've completed the layout!*


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Challenge # 7 The Journey called LIFE

The "walk of life" is a journey. Some journeys are exciting and full of fun and laughter...Others are heart-breaking, but yet a great learning experience. Sometimes we will say that at least we got to where we wanted to go, we reached our destination. But, you know, the journey is what gives us all the memories that we scrap from day to day.

Angie's challenge to us today is to scrap a journey. Here is her challenge.
Thanks, Angie, for also sharing your beautiful layout.

*I don't think you'll be able to leave comments in her blog unless you are registered.So, if you can't leave a comment there, please come back here and let us know about your layout.Thanks.


Challenge #6...counting as we go...

Did you ever count things as you were strolling along, dawdling along the path(as our mom used to call it! Especially if she had sent us to the store or to neighbour's for something, and it was taking us a little too long to get back home!). You count all the pretty rocks you see, you count the butterflies, you count your steps, count anything as you go! And, of course, you would count it as the "Count" on Sesame Street did it!...1,1 beautiful butterfly...2,2 beautiful butterflies...and so on! Anyway, I'm rambling on, sorry about that! haha!

Our "sister" Kelli has a wonderful counting challenge for us today!
Ready...see how fast you can get there! 1..2..3..4.............


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Game #1 - Guess the Manufacturer

The following are parts of the logos for various manufacturers of scrapbooking products. Email me (crobinsonATpersonaDOTca) with your answers. Deadline is July 29th, 3 PM (NL timezone)
Got to the Pubcalls blog and look through the manufacturers listed on the right :-)

Winner is whoever guess the most correctly. If more than one, I will do a random drawing.

Good luck!!

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Challenge #5 - I'm Going On a Stroll......

I'm going on a stroll and I'm going to take my S-staples , I-ink...and, well -- you'll have to visit Kim's blog to see what else I'm going to take!

She did a super layout to go with her challenge. I love that her journaling included a little something from everyone in her family.

Stroll on over to Kim's blog and don't forget to let her know you've dropped by.

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

Monday, July 16, 2007

More of the prizes available....

and more HERE!

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

Challenge # 4-Follow the Leader!!!

Don't you just love playing "Follow the Leader" when you are going for a walk? The leader can get you to do exactly as she pleases-tip-toe, climb up on a rock, get on the ground and roll around, run as fast as you can, do ten jumping-jacks, dance like a fairy...

Tina's challenge is very similar to this game, but her challenge to us is to follow one of her layouts and create one of our own. (otherwise known as a scraplift, hehe!) This is going to be very enjoyable, as I absolutely adore Tina's layouts. I know you will too! Be sure to let her know that you have completed this challenge. Let us know too as we'd love to see your creation!

So, what do you say! Let's get a game of "Follow the Leader" going!!! Race you to Tina's blog!!!


Challenge #3-Weaving back and forth,in and out...

When you are strolling along, do you enjoy weaving back and forth the road? Well, not a good idea if there's traffic. But, if you are walking on a quiet road, then it is FUN, isn't it!

Well, Emily's challenge is all about WEAVING!!! But it's the paper kind of weaving! Go see!!!

Enjoy! Be sure to post on her blog when you do it, and come back and let us know too!


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Challenge #2 - These Feet were made for Walking!!!

Susan's Challenge!

Hope you're having fun so far!!

In order to find my challenge, you must visit my personal blog!
Scrap 'n Doodle!

Click on the link and have fun scrappin!!!
Challenge completed by:

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Let's Begin our Stroll-Challenge #1

Our first challenge is an ART INSPIRATION!
Use either of these pieces of artwork to inspire your layout. Use the layout of the artwork, let the colors inspire you, or the patterns or textures you see in the artwork...
(I had a hard time choosing which one I wanted to post so I thought I'd post both!)

STROLL by Thierry Ona

AFTERNOON STROLL by Debbie Taylor-Kerman

Deanne said this about her layout:
Here's mine for this piece of art. The colors inspired me, and the polka-dot background. Also see the circle pattern on the bottom of her dress?I used that on the bottom of my layout...And I distressed the edges as in the piece. Oh yeah ,and I used the word "stroll" in the title :o)

*These pieces of artwork can be bought, btw, at art.com !

Challenge completed by:

Let's get scrapping, ladies!!! Enjoy!

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


Are you ready for our Summer Stroll with Sisters Crop?

Welcome to our very first crop here at the Sisterhood of Scrap. All week long (July 15th - 21st) we will be ‘strolling’ through the blogs of our SISTERS!

Check into Sisterhood of Scrap each day to find out which sister will be challenging you. This will lead you to their personal blog to find the challenge…and I must say…you will be amazed and inspired by each one!! When you create your LO, please upload it to your gallery of choice, then post a link to the LO on both our Sisterhood blog and the Blog where you found the challenge.

Deadline for ALL challenges will be Monday, JULY 23!!

Two different challenges will be offered each day and you will also have a chance to win a prize for each of the challenges you complete! We have other fun games in store too!

Oh…one more thing…don’t forget to subscribe to our blog feeds! This will give you a heads up on each challenge (and enter you in a chance to win another prize, if you subscribe up by the end of today, July 15!!)

AND...here's a blinkie for you to take and use to tell others about the crop! Thanks so much!

So, get your scrappin' table ready, and STROLL along with us!!

Deanne, Carla, and Susan

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Just some of the prizes being offered during the crop...

~6x6 canvas sheet
~board book and box
~8x8"Picture It" Pageframe
~8x8 album
~memo notebook (for you to alter!)
~7.5 cmX7.5 cm Memory Book(for you to alter!)
~Westrim chalking tool
~Zig 2 Way Glue
~Plaid Double Ended Brush
~Plaid Craft Knife

~Whit Uniball Gel Pen
~Basic Grey metal bookplates
~package of sticky post notes

Saturday, July 14, 2007

SKETCH Saturday...featuring DI HICKMAN!

From Di:
"I'm originally from England, moved over to the USA in 2001 and started scrapbooking in 2003 and never looked back! Well I guess I'm a scrapbook addict cos I do it all! Paper, digital, hybrid, cards, layouts, mini books, and I also design digital kits and templates. I love doing everything because it means I don't get bored! I have a very short attention span. I got my first publication back in 2005 when I discovered real people actually got published and thought I'd give it a try. In 2006 I got another couple of publications and my first design team. Since then things kinda snowballed over the last year. I've been very blessed to be on 2 manufacturer design teams (one heart... one mind and Boxer) and just recently accepted a position on the staff at scrapstreet ezine. My blog is where you'll find me most days, updating with layouts, design team projects and digital freebies. I have weekly card sketches; layout sketches a couple of times a month, and lots of other stuff going on too!"

Here are the Design teams that Di is on:
one heart... one mind; Boxer Scrapbooks; Treasures to Scrap; Scrapstreet Ezine; Shelle Pukas Designs ; Everyday Digital Scrapbooking

Her publications include: Simple Scrapbooks; PaperART; CorrespondenceART; Ready Set Create; Scrapstreet; Scrappin'Trends;

Upcoming publications for 2007: Scrapbook & Cards today; Scrapbook Dimensions; Scrapbooks Etc.

Check out her BLOG and her GALLERY !

Thanks so much Di for creating those sketches and a layout for us! You are a great artist! Keep up the awesome work!

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

*Psst, be sure to keep watching our blog, sisters, for our online crop challenges. Our week-long crop begins tomorrow!

Friday, July 13, 2007

FOTO Friday-Lucky Friday the 13th!

Since this is Friday the 13th, I thought I'd incorporate the number 13 into the challenge today.

Grab your camera and take 13 random photos around your house or yard. Either post them on your blog or print them off and create a layout!

*If you are like me and don't have your camera this week (because your "darling" husband took it to work with him for all week without asking!!!), then find 13 random photos you've already taken and use them.

Happy Snapping and Happy Friday the 13th!

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

Thursday, July 12, 2007

TEXT Thursday - July 12

How many of you have ever used one of your blog entries on an actual layout or other project?

I can honestly say that this is something I have never done, but I think it's a GREAT idea!

So, that's my TEXT challenge to you today!

Create a LO or project using a past BLOG entry as the journaling!!

Link your project back here!!

~~~Don't forget about our SUMMER STROLL WITH SISTERS Crop, coming soon!!~~~

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

WEB Wednesday - July 11

Late posting today -- our internet server was down again.

Anyway..... here's a favorite website of Jessie's:

One Page at a Time It is a US based website that sells beautiful kits and has a gallery showing the talents of their design team and members which I visit regularly for inspiration.

Thanks, Jessie!

And....... for those of you with kids who are WILD about WEBKINZ, check out this site of unofficial Webkinz information :-)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Subscribe to our blog and win a RAK!

I thought I'd throw out a little RAK this week. All you have to do is subscribe to our Sisterhood blog. You can find the link to the left, just below the slideshow.
Subscribe and you won't miss out on the challenges and prizes we offer from time to time. Also, be among the first to hear about our challenges/prizes for the crop next week!
Everyone who has already subscribed will be entered in the drawing as well as any new subscribers. I will make the drawing on Sunday, July 15th. Good Luck!!

Here is what you could win!

(ZIG "2 Way Glue" pen, "Champion" rubon and 10 - 8x8 page refills)

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Some of Jessie's favorites.......

and a tip to share.

Favorite Snack: Chocolate (preferably dark)

Favorite Drink: Latte

Favorite Paper: Basic Grey

Favorite Technique: 3D layering (even though its so tedious!!) and sewing

Favorite Embellishment: Flowers (usually featured on my LO’s)

Favorite Scrap Tool: Eyelet setter (more versatile than you think)

Favorite Adhesive: Tacky tape

Jessie's scrapbooking tip:

"Well, as I like doing sewing, here's a tip. Dont be afraid to sew out your doodle patterns as they can add some dimension to your LO and brings out your doodles more. I find its best to use DMC thread (mainly used for cross stitching) as they are very durable and come in a huge variety of colours."

TEACHING Tuesday...Week 13

White Journalling Pens

I am constantly on the lookout for GOOD white pens. I've tried many different kinds but I have settled on the Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen and I love it! I order them through a "Stampin' Up" rep.

I like to use my white pen for doodling but I also enjoy creating my title and writing my journalling with my white pen too.

Have you tried any white pens? If so, what ones and which do you prefer? Let us know.

This website is a great place to check out the many different pens out there.

*Psst, I have a Uni-ball Signo gel pen to give away during our CROP next week, so make sure you join us for a stroll!!

Here's a layout where I used the Uni-ball Signo Pen to create my title and the journalling (which was a quote).

(*that's my big boy! He started a summer job yesterday.I can't believe that I have a boy old enough to work and get a paycheck.Yikes!)

Have a great Tuesday!

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

Monday, July 9, 2007

CHALLENGE Monday - July 9

Today's challenge is an easy one.
Create a LO using ONLY Black and White Pictures!!!

Send your layout to scoish3 @ rogers.com (remove spaces) by Sunday night, July 14 th. We will pick a new sister from all the layouts submitted.

Let's see what your sisters have created for this challenge :-)

Here's Susan's

....and Carla's:

... and Deanne's:

So....... get creating :-) If you haven't time this week, send in a layout that you've done recently! We'd love to see it!

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

Sunday, July 8, 2007

SISTER Sunday - July 8th

Please help me welcome our newest sister, Jessie Pang!

Name: Jessie Pang
Home: Brunei
Tell us about your family: I am the eldest of 9 children

Here is Jessie's layout from Week 11:

Let's learn a bit about Jessie's scrapping

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I have always loved putting things together and did the “non-proper” scrapbooking without knowing about all the acid free products. Once I knew about the market (January 2007), I started scrapbooking and shopping for it and I haven’t been able to stop!

How long have you been scrapbooking? Since January this year

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? I love how it catalogues parts of your life and my time scrapbooking is my time out from the stress of work and other things in life and I finish with a wonderful new product everytime!

How many hours a week do you scrapbook?
About 3 hours depending on whether I have the time. Not as many as most as I am a full time lawyer but I try my best to squeeze it in whenever I can

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Ranges from 30mins to over 2 days depending on how my mojo is doing.

Where do you get your inspiration? Mostly from magazines or visiting online galleries. Sometimes I even see it in clothes people around me wear.


Why not take a look at Jessie's blog, Whispers of the Bamboo Forest.

Thanks, Jessie! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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

Saturday, July 7, 2007


Sketch Artist feature this week is:

Valerie Salmon

Valerie is a former footwear designer turned stay-at-home mom of two. She has been scrapbooking for 7 years and has been featured in the leading scrapbooking & paper crafting publications. as well as worked with various manufacturer design teams & online teams. She is a 2005 Paperkuts Power Team Winner, 2006 Memory Makers Master, and the new 2007 Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol.
She started her sketch blog in April, which features weekly sketches. Got Sketch?
You may see more of her work by visiting her blogs. Valerie's Blog

Here is a sketch by Valerie:

What a great sketch. I bet you could have so much fun with this! Let us know if you try it! Leave us a comment and a link so we can see it.

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Have a great Saturday, everyone!

Friday, July 6, 2007

FOTO Friday - July 6

Have you ever wondered how some people can get perfectly scanned photos of their 12 x 12 LOs without a 12 x 12 scanner? Have you ever tried stitching your LOs yourself but not had the same results?

Here's an AWESOME site for creating perfect panoramic photos that I use all the time for stitching my layouts.

Click on that link and then click where it says, download FREE demo version now

Once you have saved it on your computer you will soon find out how user friendly this program is the most USER friendly program.

Quick tutorial:

1. Scan your layout (all four corners) so that you have scans that look like this:
Top left /Bottom Left

Bottom Right / Top Right

The reason why we scan all four corners is so nothing gets lost on the LO.

2. Open up your AutoStitch program. Click where it says FILE then click OPEN.

3. Browse your documents to find where your four scans are located and selected them all at once. Click where it says OPEN, and it's that simple.

You may have to crop the final picture before uploading it to your gallery, but what you will have is a perfectly scanned and stitched layout!

Give it a try and share your layouts with us!

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

Thursday, July 5, 2007

TEXT Thursday - July 5th

Gabi shared an awesome blog challenge with us. Here it is:

What does Writing do for you?

Do you find it hard to write? If so, why? Do you find it easy to write? If so, HOW?I would love to know what issues you may have about writing and hopefully, help you past them. You can learn SO MUCH about yourself by simply choosing a topic and writing about it for 30 minutes a day.

What I want you to do is to pick a topic.... ANY topic. IT can be 'flavors of ice cream' or 'breeds of dogs' or 'family resemblances' or something even deeper like "Democrats" or even "intimacy"

Take 30 minutes and write about it. What you DONT want to do is stiffle yourself. DO NOT scold yourself for writing something that you're thinking, do not stop yourself in mid-thought and restart. Go with the flow, keep writing until 30 minutes is up (or longer if you wish!)

***Once you're finished with this exercise I'd love for you to share the experience. How did the exercise make you feel? Did it turn out differently than you had originally thought? Did it turn out EXACTLY as you had thought? Did you learn anything about yourself during this exercise?

***If you want to BLOG this and share, please share your link here and if you are writing in a journal, you can post here and let us know what your experiences were as you were writing and how the exercise affected you. I would love to see how this exercise works for each individual.


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

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

WEB Wednesday...July 4th

from GABI-
One of my favourite websites is http://www.scrappinmojo.com .I chose this website because the people there are fantastic, inviting and warm and the talent is phenominal!! This site has pushed me to scrap deeper than I ever have!!

from CARLA-
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/ a digital photo site

from DEANNE-
http://unpubbed.blogspot.com/ A great blog for challenges!

Happy July 4th to our U.S. readers!!! Have a great day!

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

TEACHING Tuesday - July 3

Today's tips come from our SISTER - Gabi!!

A favorite tip - My favourite scrapbooking tip is knowing what to keep and what to toss. For me, if it's atleast a 3 x 3 piece of larger scrap, I generally save it. I use those scraps in card making and for my diecutting machines.

A favorite scrapbooking technique - Inking! I am all about the ink whether it be edging, stamping or smudging!

Thanks Gabi!!

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

Monday, July 2, 2007

CHALLENGE Monday - July 2

Can't believe it's July already, but here it is! Time for another challenge :-)

***Your challenge is to use stamping somewhere on your layout.***

Send your layout to scoish3 @ rogers.com (remove spaces) by Sunday night, July 8th. We will pick a new sister from all the layouts submitted.

Let's see what your sisters have created for this challenge :-)

Gabi's stamped the flowers and added some bling to the centers:

Deanne stamped some flowers on cardstock and then cut them out and added to her page:

Carla stamped part of the title with ink:

Susan Stamped part of the title using paint and also stamped around the photo frame.

So....... get creating :-) If you haven't time this week, send in a layout that you've done recently! We'd love to see it!

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

Sunday, July 1, 2007

SISTER of the Week {July 1-7}

CONGRATULATIONS to our newest sister, Gabi Rosen!! We are so glad to have you on board this week :-)

Here is Gabi's layout from last week:

Tell us about your family:
I am married to a Neonatologist and we have 2 little girls, M'Kayla (5) and Elianna (3) we currently live in NJ but are planning to move to PA within the year.

Favorite Snack: Did someone say chocolate??

Favorite Drink: Pepsi

Favorite Paper: Oo this is a hard one!! Umm.... hmmmm... today it's Pink Martini!

Favorite Technique: Inking

Favorite Embellishment: alphabet chipboard letters

Favorite Scrap Tool: My Cricut

Favorite Adhesive: Ad-Tech Permanent Bond Glue Runner


Check out Gabi's gallery at Scrappin' Mojo, and her blog, A Creative Frenzy.

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