Sunday, December 23, 2007

December submissions

Friday, December 21, 2007

FOTO Friday-Dec 21st

If you are going crazy snapping photos this holiday season, check out this list for some ideas!
It's the ABCs of Christmas! Happy Snapping!

The sisters will be taking a break for the next few days, but PLEASE don't forget the RAK I am giving away and do any of the challenges posted in December (Week 34, 35 and 36) for a chance to win an embellishment kit from Scrapbooker's Club House


Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Thanks for your visits, support, and especially your contribution this year to our blog! We are looking forward to 2008 being another awesome year for the scrapping sisters of the world! Spread the word about this blog and we'll see you back here on January 5th!!!

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

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Jen's favorites.....

Favorite Snack: Popcorn or pretzels

Favorite Drink: Diet coke

Favorite Paper: I LOVE patterned paper but my favourite would definitely be Basic Grey

Favorite Technique: My favourite technique would be inking and or stamping.

Favorite Embellishment: If I could only chose one type of embellishment to use on a page it would be chipboard. I also love ribbons, flowers and buttons.

Favorite Scrap Tool: My Cuttlebug machine!

Favorite Adhesive: I use Scotch Quick Tack glue on everything. It sticks very well and dries relatively clear.



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TEXT Thursday - December 20

Today's post is all about TRADITIONS!! Christmas traditions!!

Here are some examples of traditions that people might take part in over Christmas:

~ Unwrapping ONE gift on Christmas Eve
~ Giving a gift once a day for the 12 Days of Christmas
~ Putting up your tree on Christmas Eve
~ Using only a certain colored light/decoration on your tree
~ Hanging stocking in your childrens' rooms instead of on the fireplace
~ Making Christmas Cookies
~ Eating Christmas dinner at a certain time on Christmas Day
~ Opening all your gifts on Christmas Eve

These are just a few that came to mind! On my BLOG I posted a entry about a Christmas tradition at our home!

Post a comment and tell us about your traditions! Or...even better...create a blog posting and link us to it here!

We can't wait to here all about your traditions!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

WEB Wednesday - Dec 19th

Thanks, Jen, for sharing some of your favorite websites with us today!

"I have a passion for card making so I spend a lot of time looking at card making blogs on the internet.

The one very cool blog that I recently discovered lately is SheetLOADof cards. Each month there is a newsletter with all the "recipes" on how to make a whole pile of cards. The newsletter also includes some examples. What a great wayto whip up a large batch of cards and the best part is that all the cutting directions and directions are included! I have been asked to do some of the sample cards in the New Year so keep an eye out for me there!

The other card making blog I really enjoy is Caardvarks. Every week they have a new challenge and you can win wonderful prizes. The Design Team provides beautiful examples for each of the challenges.

Finally, the last of my favourite card making blogs is Card Positioning systems. Each week there is a sketch and then a number of examples that were made by the Design Team. So much wonderful eye candy here!"

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

TEACHING Tuesday-December 18

Susan has a tutorial at her blog showing how tomake your own PRINTED RIBBON!

Have you ever wanted a ribbon that said a certain thing, but just could not find a piece in your stash to use?Or, maybe, you have a certain color of ribbon and though, "Now, if only that ribbon had ______ written on it".
Well, now you can have any color of ribbon, any size - say whatever you want, by making it yourself!!
How do I do this????? (you ask....)
Here's how!!!...
click here to see more!!!

I posted a tutorial on making a mini-paper bag album.

Today I have a mini-paper bag album for you! These bags are approx 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.I used 4 bags. You can use less. I wouldn't recommend more as it will get too bulky.
Fold the bags in half. Then stack them together...
click here to see more!

Carla has been making a 6x6 ABC Christmas album at Scrapbook Heaven. She's been posting a letter a day. She's at "S" today.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Challenge Monday - December 17

For this week we decided to make the challenge a little easier since it's so close to Christmas and you probably are not getting much time to scrap!

Your challenge this week is to share a recent LO (or project) that you have created!! This can be anything that you've created in the past month!

Please send your LO or project to Sisterhood of SCRAP by Sunday, December 23.
Remember, this does NOT have to be a new layout created just for this challenge. If you have a layout already done that fits this challenge, send it in! You will have a chance to be our FIRST "sister" in the new year, and also to win an embellishment package from Scrapbookers Clubhouse.

Here are our LOs for this Challenge.
JEN

This LO was created with the January Scrapbookers Clubhouse kit.

Supplies:
Papers: Bazzill, MME
Chipboard letters:Cosmo Cricket
Felt and Stamps: Fancy Pants
Rubon: Scenic Route
Stickers: Flair and Carolee's Creations
Clock: Heidi Swapp
Brad:Dollarama
Other: Stickles

SUSAN
DEANNE
(I used Nicole's sketch for this layout!)

CARLA

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

SISTER Sunday - December 16th

Please WELCOME our sister for this week - Jen R!

Tell us about your family: I’ve been married to my perfect match for just over two years. We don’t have any children yet. I work full time in the pharmaceutical industry.



How/Why did you start scrapbooking? My mom took me to a course at a LSS as a birthday gift and I’ve been addicted ever since.


How long have you been scrapbooking? I’ve been scrapbooking in some form or another since I was in high school. I remember putting all my ticket stubs and photos into albums. In 2002 my mom took me to a course at a LSS and that’s when I got serious about it.


What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? Other than shopping for supplies, I just enjoy the creative outlet that scrapbooking provides.


How many hours a week do you scrapbook? Because I work full time I don’t get a lot of time (or at least as much as I like) to scrapbook. I typically scrapbook in the evenings a few times a week and on weekends. I’d say on average I scrapbook about 5 hours a week.


How long does it take you to complete a layout? I think am a pretty SLOW scrapper. I usually spend a few hours on each layout. I like to lay everything out on my page and let it sit for a bit before gluing it down.


Where do you get your inspiration? I get most of my inspiration on line from web sites, blogs and message boards. I like using sketches to design my layout.


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Jen's gallery
Jen's blog
Why not drop by her blog and leave a note :-)
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Here is Jen's layout for Challenge 34. Isn't this a super, wintery layout! Love the bling!

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We'll learn more about Jen during the next week!
Sisterhood..... a celebration of the he{ART}

Saturday, December 15, 2007

SKETCH Saturday-Dec.15

We started this blog in the Spring of this year and one of our first featured sketch artists was Nicole White. Well, how fitting that we are ending the year with a sketch from Nicole, too! A wonderful sketch ,don't you think! Please leave a comment if you use this sketch.



Thanks, Nicole!!

Remember, if you'd like to have your name entered for a RAK from me, complete a card or layout using one of the sketches that have been featured here in 2007. Leave us a comment so we know where to see your creation.
If you have already completed a sketch this year at some time and have left a comment,your name will automatically go in. If you'd like your name in there again, choose another sketch and post in the comments where we can find it. There will be no more sketches posted this year, so the rest of December can be "catch-up" time for you! Enjoy!

You can find ALL of the sketches HERE

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each lady who offered a sketch to us this year. It was greatly appreciated and each and every sketch has been soooo inspiring!

LUCY CHESNA Week 1-cards
Week 5-cards
Week 10-card
Week 15-layout
Week 19-card
NICOLE WHITE Week 3-layout
Week 35-layout
ERICA HILDEBRAND Week 4-layout
TAMI MAYBERRY Week 7-card
ALLISON FILLO Week 8-card
RORI KOCH Week 9-layout
THORUNN-Week 11-layout
VALERIE SALMON Week 12-layout
DI HICKMAN Week 13-layout
JANELLE RICHMOND Week 17-layout
ANAM STUBBINGTON Week 18-layout
RAE CLEVETT Week 20-card
LAURA SHREVE Week 21-layout
CHRIS GREISER Week 22-layout
LORA BRINKMAN Week 23-layout
JEN DEL MURO
Week 24-card
PATTI HUTCHINSON Week 26-layout
CHRISTY MACK Week 27-layout
AMANDA NEWTON Week 28-layout
PAULA SEALY Week 29-layout
JULEE TILMAN Week 30-card
ANNE HAFERMANN Week 31-layout
VANESSA COLANT Week 33-layout
DARLENE D'EON Week 34-cards

If YOU'D like to be a featured sketch artist, it easy to do! Simply create a sketch ( and a sample layout or card, if you wish) and write up a short bio of yourself and send it all in to us. I'm in the process of working on my 2008 Sisterhood schedule, so get yours in. We'd LOVE to feature you!

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

Friday, December 14, 2007

Marcee's Favorites


Favorite Snack: Rosemary & Olive Oil Triscuts w/ Cream Cheese

Favorite Drink: Coke

Favorite Technique: Aging the edges of paper

Favorite Embellishment: Rub-ons

Favorite Scrap Tool: Cropodile

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? I LOVE to read. It has been a passion of mine since I was a small child.

What scrapbook magazines do you read? Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, Scrapbooks Etc., and Simple Scrapbooks

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash? About 2.5 feet

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? I’m organized before I start doing anything-then it’s chaos.


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

Thursday, December 13, 2007

TEXT Thursday - Dec 13

Most people are finding that this time of year is so BUSY and things don't really start to slow down until Christmas morning! LOL! There are Christmas concerts, banquets, shopping, mailing packages, and the list goes on!

Why not take a few moments for yourself today and write about how you feel right now! What does the "busyness" do to you? Maybe you thrive on it. Others are stressed terribly. Perhaps writing things down will help you see how you can change things to make it less stressful, or just make it so you can cope with it better.

If you blog about it, let us know so we can drop by for a visit :-)

PS. Speaking of journaling, here's a new journaling challenge blog - Journaling Junkie. One of our "sisters" is on the design team there (Hi Beverly!) and Nicole, owner of Scrapbooker's Clubhouse (our sponsor this month) is also on the design team. Go check it out, ladies!

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

WEB Wednesday-Dec 12th

I've been making Christmas gifts since December 1st! Usually around this time of the year I crave making "altered projects"!!!

I've been checking out THIS blog daily, by Melissa Goodsell. She's been posting a craft idea since some time in November.
I've been posting a gift idea on my blog since the beginning of December, as well. It's been fun creating all the new projects.
Forum galleries are awesome places, as well, to check out for gift ideas!

If you know of a great place to find Christmas craft and gift ideas. let us know!
OR pull out some of your supplies, create a Christmas project and post it on your blog or in your gallery and post the link for us to see it!

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

TEACHING Tuesday - Dec 11

Our Sister Marcee shared her favorite tip with us today.

She likes to age paper with her ink!!
This is great tip Marcee!! I love my inks too!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Sunday, December 9, 2007

CHALLENGE Monday - December 10th

Good morning, everyone :-) Ready for this week's challenge?

***Create a layout or project with a stamped title***


You have until Sunday, Dec 16th to email it to us at Sisterhood of SCRAP


Remember, this does NOT have to be a new layout created just for this challenge. If you have a layout already done that fits this challenge, send it in! You will have a chance to be a "sister" and also to win an embellishment package from Scrapbookers Clubhouse.
Here are our layouts/projects.
Marcee:


Carla:

Susan:


Deanne:


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SISTER Sunday - December 9th

This week our sister is Marcee Rodgers.
Tell us about your family: I have two amazing children; Keelin age 6 and Raice age 3.5. I have been married to my wonderful husband Chris for almost 8 years. We also have a goat (really it’s a dog that eats EVERYTHING!) named Gus who is 10 months old. I am extremely blessed to be able to stay home with my kids everyday. My daughter also has a passion for scrapbooking which we try to share in the evenings by using a sketch or other form of inspiration.
How/Why did you start scrapbooking? Honestly, I don’t remember. My mom is the one who inspired me though. She has been doing it for years and is AMAZING!

How long have you been scrapbooking? Since April of 2007

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? The ability to create

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? Approx 5-sometimes more if I’m involved in an online crop

How long does it take you to complete a layout? It depends on how much creative flow I have at the moment. Sometimes it can be 1 hour and sometimes it may take days.

Where do you get your inspiration? Forum challenges, magazines and books

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? I don’t technically have one. I just use the dining room table. All of my supplies are either in a closet downstairs or in cupboards. I’m just appreciative to have space to spread out and get messy.

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? Anything that isn’t bright or pastel-I have a really hard time with those.
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Here is Marcee's layout for challenge 33.
Check out Marcee's gallery to see more of her wonderful work!
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Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Saturday, December 8, 2007

SKETCH Saturday-Dec. 8

Today the sketches come from DARLENE D'EON. You can find some more of Darlene's work at her blog.

Thanks so much Darlene for your generosity! If you try any of Darlene's card sketches, please let us know! We'd love to see them!

Remember that if you try out any of the sketches that have been posted this year, you have a chance to win a RAK from me! Read HERE for more details.

Friday, December 7, 2007

FOTO Friday - December 7th


I was up early this morning and stepped outside to see how cold it was. What I saw was so beautiful! Everything just looks different in early morning.

So, why not try to get up early one day this week and capture the beauty with your camera :-) We'd love to see your photograph! Post a message on your blog and post a link so we can visit you.

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

Thursday, December 6, 2007

TEXT Thursday-A Favorite Toy

Since the holiday season is just around the corner, let's blog about a favorite toy we had as a child OR blog about a loved one's favorite toy. Post pics if you have some! Let us know by posting a link in the comments!

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

*I don't know if anyone else has trouble posting comments! But I have trouble, not just on this blog but on all blogger blogs!

Anyway, I did this blog post.You can find it HERE.

More about Lorna....

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? It makes pictures more meaniful.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? 5 and sometimes more.

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Sometimes as long a 3 hours

Where do you get your inspiration? Sometimes magazines

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? My hubby gave me a part of his pool area and it's in the corner. I do love it cause its gives me my own space and not far from the family.

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? Brown

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? Not really

What scrapbook magazines do you read? Scrapbook Etc

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash? THICK!!!!

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? I am very organized


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

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

WEB Wednesday - Dec 5

I did some searching for Christmas projects and here's what I found!!

Graphics Illustrations

Altered Bottle

Altered lunch Box

Reindeer and Snowman gift bags

Altered paint cans

Christmas Gifts for Teachers

Deanne is also posting a Christmas idea every day this month.


Enjoy!!!

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

Submissions for November

Janet:


Lois:


Lynn Anne:


Beverley:


Sophia:


Donna:


Janet:


Vanessa:


Joanne:


Ian:


Thanks for all the submissions! Hope to see more of your work!

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

TEACHING Tuesday - Dec 4th

I thought I'd look online for some Christmas tutorials this morning.

Glitzy Geodesic Ornaments ..... and Procastistamper has an awesome tutorial, with a template, for the same type of ornament.

Pridestampers has a tutorial for Glass Christmas Ornaments. Beautiful!

Gorgeous Christmas Blocks!

Christmas Ball decoration - so elegant looking!

I just LOVE these glass ornaments! So simple to do, and they look wonderful!


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New Sponsor!!!



First of all, I would like to say a BIG thank-you to Fresh Pages for sponsoring the prize for last month. The lucky winner will be announced very soon!!

Here is our sponsor for this month!!


Nicole, from SCRAPBOOKER'S CLUBHOUSE has generously donated an AMAZING prize package for a lucky someone this month!!


Here it is!!


All you have to do is compete a challenge during the month of December and your name will go into a draw for this prize package!! You can start with TODAY'S Challenge!!

Thanks-you Nicole and SCRAPBOOKER'S CLUBHOUSE!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Challenge Monday-Dec 3rd

Can you believe it's December!!
Today's challenge ...
Since the holiday season is just about here, create a layout, card or altered project with BLING on it!
You have until Sunday, Dec 9 to email it to us at sisterhood.of.scrap@gmail.com

Remember, this does NOT have to be a new layout created just for this challenge. If you have a layout already done that fits this challenge, send it in! You will have a chance to be a "sister".




Here is Carla's layout:



Here is Deanne's altered project:


Here's Susan's. She embossed the snowflakes on the red cs.



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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sister of the Week - DEC 2


Please welcome our newest SISTER!!

Lorna Hynes from Riverview, New Brunswick


Here's the LO Lorna created from the AD challenge. She was inspired by all the squares on the ad and created a mosaic look with her photo.


Here's what we learned about Lorna!

Tell us about your family: Husband Paul of 13 years and 1 son, Brandon age 12

Favorite Snack: Nachos and cheese

Favorite Paper: Bazzill

Favorite Drink: pepsi

Favorite Technique: Mosiac

Favorite Embellishment: Brads

Favorite Scrap Tool: Cricut machine

Favorite Adhesive: Rub Ons

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking shortly after my parents got killed in a car accident. It was a part of my grieving to sit and work with pictures of them and make their pictures more meaniful to myself and my son.

How long have you been scrapbooking? 3 1/2 years

We look forward to hearing more from Lorna throughout the week!

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

Saturday, December 1, 2007

SKETCH Saturday-Dec 1 (and info on a RAK!)

We are featuring one of our previous sisters this Saturday-Vanessa Colant!

She created this sketch for us.

Thanks soooo much Vanessa!

And, as a year-end "thank-you" to everyone who has been doing our Saturday sketches, I will be putting everyone's name in a big old Santa hat and drawing a name for a prize at the end of the year. So, to get your name in his hat, simply do a layout using ANY of the sketches that I have posted this year, post a comment telling me where I can see your layout, and you will have a chance to win a RAK from me. The prize will be drawn for very early in the new year.

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