Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Well, it's here, the last weekend of the summer... Boohoo :O( !!! Hope everyone's enjoying it! We are getting yucky weather...rain,rain and more rain. Oh, and did I mention the rain?????
It's Back to School for me and may others on Tuesday! Oh, well, it's inevitable, like rain ...and taxes!!!
We have a GREAT sketch for you today by BRITTNEY TINKEY! You are going to want to try this, for sure!!!
Before I show you the sketch , here's a little about Brittney:
I started sketching over a year ago and do it weekly.
My LSS- GOT PIZAZZ
And thanks to Deanne and Sisterhood of Scrap for such an honor!
Thank-you Brittney, for accepting to be featured!
And...here's her sketch!
Let us know, scrappers, if you try it! Leave a comment so we can go see!!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tell us about your favorite layout you have ever completed? Wow…I’m not sure this is my favorite, but its in the top 5 for sure. I just LOVE these pictures of my DS and the color editing I did in photoshop on the big photo turned out really well. The DPS is simple, but striking in my eyes.What do you love the most about scrapping? Being able to tell my kids stuff that they won’t understand now but will later in a beautiful and creative way.
What do you dislike the most about scrapbooking? Spending the money for new stuff!
Have you ever been published? No…but I did finally submit something for the first time ever last week!
There's been so much talk about going back to school lately, with summer coming to an end...but, I'm not quite ready for it to end yet.
So for today, we'd love to see those summer photos of you or anyone 'splashing and playing in the water'!
You can share a link to the photo or even a LO with a photo of someone 'splashing'!
In a couple of days I will pick one name from everyone that comments to this thread and send them a little end of summer RAK!!
Here's a photo I took this summer (this is a photo of Carla's girl).
And here's a LO I created a few months back with another 'splash' photo! This photo was taken my one of my siblings (Sorry...I can't remember which one!)
Thursday, August 28, 2008
This time of year makes me remember the good times (and some bad) about going back to school. You just knew that sometime during the first week of school you'd have to write about what you did during the summer.
So, let's hear about your best (or worst) summer happenings! What did you do this summer?
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Our Sister, Gina, shares her favorite technique with us today! Here's what she says!
My favorite scrapping technique is sanding the edge of my pictures. I'm all about the shabby grungy style lately and I just can't seem to do a lo without SOME kind of border on my pictures. Since I've discovered sandpaper its been perfect! You can choose how much or how little you want around the edges of the picture and no matter how much you decide to do it just seems to give the picture that 'finished' look and makes it pop just a little bit more off your page. Also if you really want a lot of distressing use a sandpaper with a bigger grit (I think that's what its called!).
Thanks so much Gina!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Here's an easy challenge, since everyone is probably terribly busy at this time of year :-)
Send in a recent, favorite layout! Let's see what layout/project you're especially pleased with this month.
Send your challenge to us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=aug25 by Sunday, August 31st!
Please make sure you use the link above. This makes it so much easier for us to filter our emails and ensures that we don't miss your submission!
You'll have a chance to enter your name for some awesome stamps from our sponsor this month -- Purple Onion Designs!! It will give you a chance to become our NEXT sister, as well!
Here are the layouts that the Sisters chose this week as their favs!
CARLACarla says, "I tried a different style with this layout and I love how it turned out. I love the candid shots of my three boys."
DEANNE Deanne says: My DH and I went to see Mamma Mia last week and it was the BEST movie!! I just had to scrap about it! I found a poster pic online and printed it off. I love how the patterned paper matches the poster colors and flower patterns so well!(based on a sketch by Shanna Lewter) I totally recommend this movie! It's awesome!!!
This LO was created in response to the September Guest Design Team challenge from Create My Keepsake Thanks Emily for an awesome challenge!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Good morning! It's a beautiful, warm, sunny Sunday here in Newfoundland!
...And it's time for a new sister :-)
Please welcome Gina !!
Tell us about your family: I’m married to Tim who is great! We’ve been married for 5 years and he’s actually surprisingly helpful when I get stuck on a lo! We’ve been blessed with two crazy little people named Kessa (just turned 2) and Zeke (who is almost 8 months)…needless to say…we’ve got a crazy house sometimes!
Who/What inspired you to start scrapbooking? I actually got into scrapping HARDCORE through Stampin’ Up…in that Stampin Up introduced me to Splitcoast and Splitcoast introduced me to scrapping challenges and the on-line scrapping world…that happened probably 2 years ago or a little less…and now I’m crazy addicted!
Does anyone in your family also scrap? I’ve gotten my mom addicted to scrapping too…and I have an aunt who lives a few states away that scraps…we try to scrap together a few times a year and it’s a blast!
What size do you normally scrap? 12x12, I also enjoy mini albums but I just can’t seem to pull off 8.5x11s
What is your favourite colour scheme? Hmmm…tough one…lately I’ve been really loving really BRIGHT colors, but that are shabby, so with browns and tans
How many hours a week do you scrap? Ugh…probably more than I should but not as many as I’d like! ;)
What is one thing you always find yourself reaching for when creating a layout? Sandpaper!!!!
Describe your scrapping style in just three words. Distressed shabby chic
Gina's layout for Challenge 68:
Check out Gina's blogs HERE and HERE
And here's a link to Gina's gallery!
Please leave a comment and welcome Gina to the Sisterhood!
Be watching tomorrow for our Monday challenge. This is gonna be EASY, believe me!!! VERY easy!!!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Happy Saturday, everyone!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This week on Create My Keepsake , one of the DT members, Shanna posted a great challenge to use a quote on a LO.
So, I decided to share her challenge here. Thanks Shanna!