Friday, February 29, 2008

FOTO Friday-Feb. 29th

Happy Leap Day, everyone!!!
Tracy has provided us with the photo challenge this week!!!
My photo challenge to you is to photograph and then scrap something that represents a dream or wish you have.
As an extra bonus – blog about that dream or wish!
Have fun with this one, ladies and let us know if you do Tracy's challenge!
Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Thursday, February 28, 2008

TEXT Thursday - Feb 28th

How many of you like your handwriting? Even though we all did handwriting all up through school, somewhere along the way our writing seemed to get sloppier and messier. I just wanted to encourage you, though, to not be afraid to use your own handwriting on your layouts. As long as it's readable :-) I think years down the road our families will enjoy seeing our handwriting -- and it can make our pages feel more personal.

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

About Tracy...

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? I love my scrap space – I have a big L shaped work surface and lots of organized drawers and shelves. All my embellishments are in pretty jars so I can see them and remember to use them!

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? I don’t have a favourite – I love them all!

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? I am an avid reader and breed/show German shepherd dogs.

What scrapbook magazines do you read? Primarily Simple Scrapbooks and Creating Keepsakes, although I seem to pick one up every time I’m at the grocery store!

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash? A couple feet??

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? M-E-S-S-Y!!!! It’s part of the creative process for me. But I have to put everything away when I’m done scrapbooking for the day, because starting with a messy space is definitely UN-inspiring for me!

Favorite Snack: Pretzels & French onion dip

Favorite Drink: Mmmm….coffee

Favorite Paper: It varies, but Basic Grey, Bo Bunny and Crate are perennial favorites

Favorite Technique: Doodles!

Favorite Embellishment: It’s hard to pick one – but I would have to say brads, since you can use them for so many things

Favorite Scrap Tool: My CraftRobo

Favorite Adhesive: Glue Dots

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

WEB Wednesday - Feb 27/08

Today's webpage comes from our Sister of the Week - Tracy!

Here's what she said:

My current favorite website for ideas and inspiration is The gallery contains a nice mix of digital and paper layouts and there are some very, very talented ladies posting there!

Thanks Tracy!

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday - February 26th

Just a quick little technique today :-) Here's something I tried last weekend -- matted all my patterned paper and my photo with black cardstock. Gives your layout a nice POP -- especially when used on a plain background.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Challenge Monday-Feb 25th

Happy Monday morning everyone!!!

Boy, February is almost done and over with!!! Then comes March( in like a lamb or lion I wonder, this year?), which means SPRING will be a little closer!!! I can't wait! I'm tired of the snow now, are you?

Here's our challenge for this week...

There are so many different CLEAR embellishments out there now available to scrapbookers,so what we want to see is a layout that has at least one clear embellishment on it!

Here are our creations:


~my layout is based on a Becky Fleck Page Map and uses digital elements from the Call to Action kit at The DigiChick. The overlay is by Suzanne Walker at The Digital Scrapbook Place.


~I used a Fancy Pants transparency

~I used Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes (flower, butterfly and alphabet)

Send us an email to with your creation, by Sunday evening (March 2nd) You could be our next "sister". Your name will be entered to win a prize from Itty Bitty Scrap Shack. Aren't you an itty bit interested in winning a prize?!!! hehe!

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

Sunday, February 24, 2008

SISTER Sunday - February 24

We are pleased to introduce our Sister of the Week - Tracy Kosofsky

Tell us about your family: I’ve been married to my husband, Adam for 10 years in May and we have a beautiful daughter, Alexa, who is almost 4. We are in the process of adopting a baby boy from Russia and we should be traveling in late April to meet him. We have 2 German shepherds, a cat and a big tank of tropical fish – and they’re definitely part of our family, too!

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking in 2000 when I was introduced to Creative Memories at a home class, and I never looked back! It didn’t take me long to discover "contraband" supplies….I’ve recently really started digital scrapping and now I’m about 60% digital/40% traditional

How long have you been scrapbooking? Since 2000

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? I work full time in a corporate environment, so scrapbooking is my creative outlet and I just really enjoy the process – from editing the photos to designing the layout to actually putting it together.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? Somewhere between 10 and 20…

How long does it take you to complete a layout? It can take me 15 minutes or weeks, it just depends on how quickly I get "the idea." Generally, though, actual time spent on an individual layout is somewhere in the neighborhood of an hour.

Where do you get your inspiration? Everywhere – galleries, blogs, magazines, magazine ads, cereal boxes, catalogs….



Drop by Tracy's blog and let her know you were there :-)
Tracy's gallery at Scrapshare.

Looking forward to reading more about you this week, Tracy!

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

Saturday, February 23, 2008

SKETCH Saturday-Feb. 23rd -Jolene Pienaar

Hope you are all having a great weekend! We have a beautiful layout sketch and sample for you today! It's by Jolene.Here's a little about her:

I am one of those addicted scrappers who can’t stop scrapping and when I HAVE to stop, I can’t help but think about scrapping! This hobby quickly turned into a burning passion to create to my hearts contempt and to be able to pour my heart and soul out into journaling about absolutely precious moments.

I am very fortunate to have the most gorgeous 2 year old little girl Katie-Lee. She provides me with endless amounts of laughs and joys and of course gives me a gorgeous topic to scrap about frequently.

I found Scrapbooking when I was pregnant with her, very keen to document all those special achievements in her life I started dabbling in this gorgeous hobby, it didn’t take me long to realize that I have found a life long love in photos paper and glues.

I write and create a lot of my work for Scrapbooking Creations Magazine. I’m very fortunate to be on the Design Team of one of my most favourite Sketch Inspiration sites –
Pencil Lines. I am also a Design Team member on an Australian Scrapbooking Store – Scrapbook ‘n’ Bits and also do some occasional sketches for an awesome sketch blog located at Crafting In Style’s Stylish Sketches.
I try to keep my personal blog – Seize the Moment; updated, so feel free to pop over and say ‘hi’.

Have fun with the sketch ladies!!!

Happy scrapping, everyone and don't forget to post a link in the comments so we can see your creation!

Friday, February 22, 2008

More about Susan.....

and some of her favorites :-)

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Depends on the LO, but more times approx 2-3 hours.

Where do you get your inspiration? From everything! I look at a lot of online galleries, and magazines! But mainly, I use the photos them selves to inspire each page.

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? Brown, red, and pink

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? I don’t have time for any other hobby!!

What scrapbook magazines do you read? Scrapbook Etc, and Canadian Scrapbooker

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? I’m a messy scrapper. But, I like to clean up after each LO!

Favorite Snack: Potato Chips!!

Favorite Drink: Water and coffee

Favorite Paper: Scenic Route

Favorite Technique: Inking (I ink EVERYTHING!)

Favorite Embellishment: Chipboard!!

Favorite Scrap Tool: I love my exacto knife

Favorite Adhesive: glue stick

FOTO Friday - Feb 22nd

Today, I'd like to post a photo challenge.

Many times we like to take photos of the "big" things, and we can easily overlook the small things. So...... set your camera on micro and show us some pictures of some small things around your home.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

TEXT Thursday - Feb 21st

My husband and I received a lovely card in the mail this past week -- just a "thinking of you" sort of card. The sender wrote some encouraging words for us and our family. It was so neat and meant a great deal to hubby and I.

We got to thinking that this is something we all need to be doing more of -- encouraging and uplifting others, whether by sending a little card of letter, zipping off a quick email, or phoning a friend -- whatever is most comfortable. Even if it's not especially comfortable for you (which for me it is not!), just think how you would feel being the recipient of such a note.

My challenge to you is to try and find at least ONE way this week to encourage someone else. I promise, you'll feel better for doing it!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

WEB Wednesday - February 20th

Well, today's link has absolutely nothing to do with scrapping (unless you count that it saves you time for more scrapping!!), but it's something I recently found and I am so enjoying the site.
LOTS and LOTS of recipes, tips, shopping lists, etc. You can sign up for free newsletters. I bought the Frugal Menu-Mailer Ebook (could use all the help I can get with this growing family of mine!) I also bought the Body Clutter Menu-Mailer . The recipes are great and my whole family is looking forward to some new, healthier recipes.
This is a time-saver and a money-saver for me. I have been stressing a bit over what to cook and worrying about how often I was at the grocery store.
Check it out and let me know what you think!
Sisterhood.... a celebration of the he{ART}

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday - Feb 19/08

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Today, I wanted to share a really neat item that I found while browsing around the forums today!! This item is called FRED ...yes FRED!! Funny name I know, but when you click on the link you will see that this item is really quite useful! So go ahead...check out the tutorial on how to use this tool!
And tell us what you think!

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

Monday, February 18, 2008

CHALLENGE Monday - Feb 18

Good afternoon, all!

We've got a new challenge for you today that I'm sure you will all find very easy to do :-)

Send us an email at with one of your favorite layouts from this year! Told you it was easy :-)

You could be our next "sister". Plus, your name will be entered to win a prize from Itty Bitty Scrap Shack. How nice that would that!!


Here is Deanne's favorite layout (she took inspiration from a lo by Lisa Harman)

.... and my favorite layout:

Here's one of Susan's favorites!

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

Sunday, February 17, 2008

SISTER Sunday - Feb 17th

Hey ladies :-) Our sister that we had chosen had her computer crash this weekend :-( Hopefully we can get her back sometime in the future.

In the meantime, we'll learn more about Susan this week!

Tell us about your family: I am married to a wonderful man, Sheldon. We’ve been married for 9 years. We have two beautiful little girls who are 7 and 6 years old.

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I’ve always been creative and love pasing the time with a creative hobby. I used to cross stitch but gave that up after my girls were born. My sister, Deanne, then introduced myself to scrapbooking and I’ve been hooked ever since.

How long have you been scrapbooking? Almost 4 years (I think)

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? I love the different look of every page. I love how it’s a GREAT pastime with an awesome result everytime!

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? Not as much as I’d like to. When I’m in school, I scrap about a couple of hours a week. During the summer I scrap MUCH more!

Susan's blog
Susan's gallery
Visit our blog tomorrow for our next challenge! We'd love to hear from you, so please leave a comment and let us know you stopped by :-)
Sisterhood.... a celebration of the he{ART}

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Lisa's Favorites

Favorite Snack: Jelly Belly’s, I must have these when I’m scrapping!

Favorite Drink: It’s a toss up between Coffee & Coke!

Favorite Technique: Inking, painting or sanding the edges of my paper or photos!

Favorite Embellishment: Chipboard, I love the dimension & texture it brings to a page!

Favorite Scrap Tool: I’m not a tool person but I couldn’t scrap without my Tonic Trimmer!

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

SKETCH Saturday-Feb. 16th Lucy Chesna

Lucy was featured last year and graciously offered another sketch for us this year! Thanks Lucy!!!

Here some info about Lucy:

Hi, my name is Lucy Chesna and I am from Billerica, Ma. I am married to my best friend for 12 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 DT for Scrapbook Doodle ,Happy Scrappin Scrapbooking and Scrap O'Licous.I am a Sketch Designer for Scrapbook Oasis and Serendipity Kits.
I have published many times in ScrapStreet, Ready Set and Create and Becky Fleck NewsletterI am Team Coordinator of
Pub Calls Blog and VIP Team for iScrapI 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's Lucy's sketch:
If you try Lucy's sketch, please let us know! We'd love to see your creation!!!

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

Friday, February 15, 2008

FOTO Friday-Feb. 15th

Lisa has a great photo challenge for us today! It's a neat one too!
February is the month of LOVE so I challenge you to photograph
something that starts with L!
Get creative, use new angles andmost importantly have fun!
Grab that camera, everyone and get snapping!!! Post back here with a comment with a link to see some of your pics!!
Have a great weekend !!!
Sisterhood...a celebration of the {HEART}

Thursday, February 14, 2008

TEXT Thursday - Feb 14/08


I was browsing some websites the other day trying to come up with some inspirational ways to journal, or some interesting sentence startes that make great conversation starters too.

While browsing, I found these awesome sentence starters:

It is important that I...

I must make sure that...

I found that I really needed help with...

It really made me think when...

I work better when...

When I do this again I will...

We would love for you to take one of these starters and create a blog entry. And...we'd love to read what you have written, so please provide a link in the comments!

Have fun!

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

WEB Wednesday

I thought today that I would post some links to some of my favorite scrapbook maunfacturers. There are some awesome new products debuting at CHA this week. I got these links from a friend, who got them from a newsletter from Craft Critique. Enjoy!

Basic Grey
Luxe Designs
Making Memories
Daisy D's
Dream Street Papers
Creative Imaginations
Tinkering Ink
Cosmo Cricket
Fancy Pants
Heidi Swapp
Glitz Designs
Maya Road
Scenic Route
Bo Bunny
KI Memories
Crate Paper
Li'l Davis Designs
My Mind's Eye
Pebbles Inc.
Sassafrass Lass

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday-Feb 12

Lisa has a great technique for us to try today! This is something I've never done, but I am willing to try!!!

I love adding texture to my pages and ribbon is just one of the many great products that I love to use. But sometimes it just feels too flat to me so using my sewing machine I sew the ribbon on, pleating it as I go. I love the extra dimension the pleats add to a page.If you don't have a sewing machine, you can achieve the same look by using glue dots and placing them between the pleats to hold them in place.

Why don't you try it, or if you HAVE tried it, leave a link to where we can see some ideas of pleated ribbon! We'd love to see it!!!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the {HEART}

Monday, February 11, 2008

CHALLENGE Monday - Feb 11/08

VALENTINE'S DAY is almost here! And I hope you have taken care of buying that special something for your special someone!!

Today, it's time for another challenge from the Sisterhood!!

There are many times when we think about our top ten reasons....things...sayings...etc. Well, this week, we want you to scrap about them!

Decide on a theme and create a LO with some sort of top ten list. Your LO does not have to say "top ten" specifically, but it should have a list of some kind!

Here are the LOs created by your sisters this week!

Here is Lisa's LO!!

Here is Susan's LO ~ Created using a sketch from Sassy Sketches , ribbon from Sassy N Sassy and supplies from Just Cre8 Feb Kit.

Here is Deanne's LO ~ inspired by a sketch from

Here is Carla's LO!

Don't forget to send your completed LOs to Sisterhood of SCRAP by Sunday, Feb 17/08!!

And...if you send in a LO, you have a chance to win an awesome kit from Itty Bitty Scrap Shack!

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

Sunday, February 10, 2008

SISTER Sunday - February 10th

Please welcome Lisa Tottle as our sister this week!

Tell us about your family: I've been married to my husband Mike for 6.5 years. I'm currently a stay at home Mom to our 3 beautiful children aged 7, 5 & 3.

How long have you been scrapbooking? I've been scrapping for about 2 years.

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? It's an outlet for my creativity, along with a great way to connect with people and make new friends!

How long does it take you to complete a layout? I'm a bit of a slow scrapper, pages can take me over 2hrs, I like to step back or walk away before putting the finishing touches on it.

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? It's not much of a space, just a corner in the basement, but I have a great desk made from old kitchen cabinets by my husband. I love that it's in the rec. room so I can scrap while the kids play around me.

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? Bright colors, just looking at them inspires me!

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? I recently started painting again, it was something I enjoyed when I was much younger but lost touch with it.

What scrapbook magazines do you read? Scrapbooks Etc. and Canadian Scrapbooker.

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? A little bit of both, I love making the mess while I'm working, but every once in a while it feels great to clean it all up and start fresh!

Anything else you want to share? I'm starting my first Design Team role at The Scrapping Bug which I'm very excited about!!! My first kit reveal will be March 1st, make sure you all stop by and check it out!


Check out Lisa's recent submission:

Lisa's blog - Imagine, Create, Inspire

Lisa's gallery at Love is in the Details


Pop by tomorrow to see more of Lisa's work, and to see our next weekly challenge!

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

Saturday, February 9, 2008

SKETCH Saturday-Feb 9 Stacey Lokovic

Hi everyone!
Hope you've all had a great week!
The featured sketch artist today is STACEY LOKOVIC!

Here' what Stacey says:
My name is Stacey Lokovic. I'm married to a wonderful man and I have two little ones. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to stay at home raising our amazing children. My family inspires me constantly in my scrapping, crafting and in life in general.

I am on the creative team at Feeling Scrappy. It's a great site that offers online classes created to motivate scrapbookers of all levels. In fact, we'll be offering a sketch class called Sketch-apalooza in March. (Details can be found on the FS website.) I also host a weekly card sketch challenge every Thursday on the message board at Feeling Scrappy.

My blog site is .
Thanks, Stacey! That Sketch-apalooza sounds like FUN!!!

Here are Stacey's sketch and layout.

What a cute layout!Look how Stacey made her circles! Very creative! Must try that!

Remember, everyone, if you try Stacey's sketch ,let us know where we can see your creation! Your creation doesn't necessarily have to be a layout! I've recently taken a layout sketch and created a card. So, if you are a card-maker, I challenge you to use this layout sketch and create a card!!! It's fun trying to figure out how to get everything on your card on a smaller scale!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

FOTO Friday - February 8th

How often do you back up your photos? I've had two friends this past week lose all their digital photos when their computers crashed! It happens! One friend had a removable hard-drive sitting on his desk, but just hadn't gotten around to saving his photos on it. And now they're GONE!

I've been putting off this chore, but now all my photos are on my removable drive AND on dvds. Yaaah, me!

So, here's a reminder for you!! Back up your photos on a removable drive or burn them on a CD/DVD. Make a plan that you'll do this every month, or every week if you take lots of photos. And while you're at it, save your documents as well :-)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

TEXT Thursday-Childhood Candy

This topic's been discussed this week on a couple of forums I'm on, so I thought I'd post a challenge to you!!!

Blog about your favorite childhood candy!!! If you don't have a blog, leave a comment here and reminisce about your childhood memories of your fav candy treats!!! Are you able to buy these treats now? Do they still taste the same as they did back then? Or has the taste changed?
When you eat these treats, or think about them, what kinds of memories do they bring back?

Here are some visuals to get you thinking back!

Can't wait to hear your stories!!!

I blogged about it! Go see!

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

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

WEB Wednesday - Feb 6/08

Here's is what our sister Rose Ann had to say about her favorite website!
*My favorite website~the one I visit first every day is
Thanks Rose Ann!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mystery Envelopes

We have another challenge for our members this month -- just trying something new :-)

The challenge is "mystery envelopes" -- the mystery being that you don't know what's in the envelope. I have 8 envelopes packaged and ready to go to the first 8 members to email me. Each envelope has the same products - an assortment of patterned paper, ribbon and some smaller embellishments.

*****Edited to add: We have our eight players! Ladies, your envelopes will go in the mail tomorrow! Thanks, everyone, for emailing. If you didn't get picked, try again next month! *****

Your challenge, if you chose to accept an envelope, is to do a layout using at least one of everything in the envelope. You add your own cardstock. You may add other products but please keep it to a minimum. Deadline for layouts is February 29th.

You would then need to scan or photograph your layout and send it (or a link) to me. At the end of the month, we'll display your creations on our blog.

Sound like fun?! I've participated in this sort of challenge before and really enjoyed it. It's neat to see how everyone uses the same items in such different ways/styles.

So, a recap of the DETAILS:

  • Be one of the first 8 people to email me with your mailing address
  • Wait for your envelope to arrive in the mail

  • Create a layout using at least one of each of the supplies

  • Send us a link to your layout, or send a scanned pic by February 29th

Please don't email for an envelope unless you can complete the challenge. By accepting an envelope from us, you are agreeing to us posting your layout on our blog.

We are planning on running this challenge more regularly, so, if you don't get picked this month, try again next time!

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

TEACHING Tuesday - Feb 5th

One of Rose Ann's favorite techniques at the moment is distressing the edges of paper with stamp pad ink or paint. It really does add a neat touch to a layout or project.

Another distressing idea is to lightly sand the edges of you pp or even your photos. I really like the look of sanded photos. I use a emery board or a nail file for my sanding needs :-) Just lay your photo on the edge of your table or mat and sand in a downward motion.

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

Monday, February 4, 2008

Challenge Monday-Feb 4th

Love is in the air!!! Can you feel it!!! Here's your challenge for this week:
Create a layout-any size, or a card, with at least 3 different patterned papers and at least 3 hearts.

Here are the Sisters' creations:



...and here's Rose Ann's

This is an opportunity for you to become our next sister, and also to win a prize from Itty Bitty Scrap Shack!

Don't forget to send it to Sisterhood of SCRAP by Sunday, Feb 10/08!!

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

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Another WINNER!!!

The winner of the blog link RAK is ROSEMARY!!! Congrats Rosemary. And a HUGE thanks to all of you who have linked us on your blog.It is greatly appreciated!!!

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

Winner for January!

Congratulations, Colleen H.! You are the winner of our sponson prize for January -- a $25 gift certificate from Crafty Designs !!

Please email us at and we will make the arrangements for your prize :-)

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

SISTER Sunday - February 3rd

Hey, ladies! Glad to welcome a new sister to our blog today!

Rose Ann Deighan

Tell us about your family: Married 21 yrs to my fabulous husband Dan. 2 kids~ Clayton 19 and Rachel 16. Pet family, 1 dog Charlie & 2 cats Mimi, Sam & Kako.
How/Why did you start scrap booking? A friend became a Creative Memories consultant. It seemed like a fun way to gather friends together at my house to learn about preserving memories through archival safe techniques. The rest is history!

How long have you been scrap booking? About 14 years off and on.

What is it about scrap booking that you really love? I enjoy creating the layouts and being as artistic as I can while preserving the family photos.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? 15 or so.

How long does it take you to complete a layout? About 1 ½ hours.

Where do you get your inspiration? I am most inspired by challenges and ideas. Secondly I enjoy looking at galleries on the web.
Rose Ann's blog
Here is Rose Ann's layout from a previous challenge:
Come back again during this week to learn more about Rose Ann!
Sisterhood.... a celebration of the he{ART}

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Sara's Favorites

Favorite Snack: Hershey Milk Chocolate: Bars, kisses, nuggets you name it -- I love Hershey Milk Chocolate!

Favorite Drink: Mt. Dew

Favorite Paper: SU's Berry Bliss DP, SU Card Stock, Paper Trey White Card Stock, anything Basicgrey -- "lilykate" is my fave pattern right now, DCWV glitter paper

Favorite Technique: Blocking

Favorite Embellishment: Ribbon and brads (tough call for this one so I have to say both)

Favorite Scrap Tool: My Fiscar Paper trimmer

Favorite Adhesive: Scotch Double Sided Tapeand my Xyron

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


Happy Saturday, everyone!!! Our featured sketch artist today is TONI WATERS.

Here's a little about her:

My name is Toni Waters. I live in Arizona and have been stamping for 14 years and scrapping on and off my whole life.

I am an “Angel” for theangelcompany™ and also sell my cards and other handmade gift items on my website which is undergoing a face lift. I’ve been stamping for so long but I’ve never been published until recently. I was asked to design some card samples for theangelcompany™ 2008 catalog after submitting some cards for a monthly contest (I didn’t win).

I am not on any design teams as of yet. I’m hoping that will change this year. It’s one of my goals and new year’s resolutions to submit my cards to more magazines and try to get on at least one or two design teams. We’ll see how that goes.
Myself along with another angel started a website for “Angels” only which went live at the end of December. That keeps me pretty busy during the day.

My personal blog is and you can view our “angel” gallery by visiting which is open to the general public. After all, you can never have too much inspiration!

Thanks Toni!!! And here's Toni's card sketch.Try it! And let us know where to find your creation!

I did a card today using Toni's sketch as inspiration!Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}

Friday, February 1, 2008

FEBRUARY Sponsor - Itty Bitty Scrap Shack!!

We are so excited this month to have another AMAZING sponsor! Tiffany, from the ITTY BITTY SCRAP SHACK has offered to give away a FANTASTIC prize to one random participant of our challenges for the month of FEB!!

This means that if YOU complete one of our weekly challenges and send a photo of your project to us, then your name will be placed into a draw at the end of February for a chance to win THIS.....

The bonus kit for February!!!

Sound exciting???

The Itty Bitty Scrap Shack is an amazing online scrapbooking store with a wonderful monthly kit and a fantastic message board where you can chat with very friendly scrappers! The design team is very talented and full of inspiration.

Tiffany has also informed me that today they are starting a contest called "So You Think You Can Scrap!!" that will run for the whole month of February!

So get on over there and register to join in on the fun!!

Thank-you so much Tiffany for your support of this blog!!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the HE{ART}!!

JANUARY Submissions

As usual, we've had some fabulous submissions this month! We want to show them off in this post :-) Aren't they great!?!

We will draw for our monthly prize winner later today. Good Luck!!

{Lynn Anne}







{Anne Katrine}

{Rose Ann}







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