Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Teaching Tuesday-Sept 30th

Here's some advice from Mandee:

A favorite teaching technique is to always think outside the box!
Layout ideas are everywhere.
Be creative, don't just do it because it is what your neighbor is doing.
Find your own style and techniques that work for you.
Remember: There is NO wrong way to scrapbook, its all about fun.
Great advice, Mandee!!! Sometimes we as scrappers get stuck in a rut ,trying to emulate those "scrap celebs" out there and don't really find out own "style".We just need to do it for ourselves and never mind if it's worthy of praise from some unknown online scrapper on some forum somewhere in cyberspace.
HAVE FUN with your scrapbooking supplies and do it for YOU!!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

CHALLENGE Monday - Sept 29, 2008

Here it is!!

Your final challenge for September, and your final chance to enter to win the prize package from our sponsor this month, Love is in the Details !
Our challenge for you this week is this--

Create a layout using a photo, or photos, without people!

Send your challenge to us at mailto:sisterhood.of.scrap@gmail.com?subject=sept29 by Sunday, October 5th
Please make sure you use the link above, or put Sept 29 in the subject line. This makes it so much easier for us to filter our emails and ensures that we don't miss your submission!

By sending your LO to us by the deadline, your name will be entered into a draw to win a prize from our monthly sponso and have a chance to become our NEXT sister!

Here are the LOs your sister created this week!




Sunday, September 28, 2008

SISTER Sunday - Sept 28th

Time for another sister :-)

Please welcome Mandee Gillen. She will be sharing with us this week.

Tell us about your family: I am 31 years old and married my high school sweetheart. Jake and I have been married for 12 ½ years. We have two beautiful daughters Januaree age 10 and Autymm age 7. We have two of the cutest dogs on the block! Kylo (pug) and Daisy (weimeriner). My family is the best! We have tonz of fun together. Camping, cruising in our jeep to our favorite vacation spots and spending time with friends and family.

Who/What inspired you to start scrapbooking? In many ways my mom inspired me to scrapbook. Why? Well, you see growing up my mom took so many pictures and did what any mom would do, develop them. But that was it. (Sad) Me and my brothers and sister would pull out this big cardboard box and dig through pictures. Laughing and crying, there were so many memories. We would always try to sort them into piles but it never ended up working. So I took it upon myself to gather all of the pictures I wanted of me and my family and started to scrapbook them. You know back when there wasn’t anything except for "Mrs. Grossman" stickers and colored cardstock. (It’s ok, you can laugh with me or at me it’s all good) And that is where my adventure started. So thanks mom for making me see the light and keep those memories alive through the art of scrapping!

Does anyone in your family also scrap? My sister (I just converted last year), my mother-in-law, 2 sister-in-laws, and a couple of cousins. No, I still haven’t talked my mom into it yet. And YES the cardboard box of pictures is still growing. (ha ha)

What size do you normally scrap? 12x12 but I love altered albums

What is your favourite colour scheme? Pink and Brown

How many hours a week do you scrap? Well on a good week 10-15 and on a really good week 24-36 (that’s a day or two away from reality which doesn’t happen very often)

What is one thing you always find yourself reaching for when creating a layout? Rub-ons, oh how I love those dang rub-ons

Describe your scrapping style in just three words. Hybrid, Bright, Fun

You can have a look through Mandee's gallery. She says she only just started it, so there's not many layouts showing yet :-) She has a blog -- Scrappin Madge.

Here's Mandee's submission for Week 73:

Be checking back this week to learn more about Mandee :-)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

SKETCH Saturday Sept 27th Tamara Soper

Hi everyone!!! Hope you are all having a super weekend!!!

Our featured sketch artist today is...

Here's a little about her:
I'm on the Card Design Team for Am I a Scrap Addict?
I was on a local scrapbook stores Design Team as the Card DT for just over a year
I've taught card making classes at Michaels Arts & Crafts Store
I've been published in an American Magazine "Simply Sentiments",
I had a 4 page spread on a tutorial about How to do Spirelli Embellishment.
I've been card making for 14 years or so. Started with Handpainting,then stamping and fell in love with papercrafting, its all about layers now :)

And here's her sketch!!!
Thanks so much, Tamara!!!Let us know, ladies, if you try Tamara's great card sketch!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

FOTO Friday - Sept 26

Show us what AUTUMN looks like in your part of the world! Here in Newfoundland, the leaves haven't changed colors much yet.

Here is a photo of my children in a "fort" they are in the process of building. The weather has been so nice -- cold in the envenings, but sunny during the day.

Post on your blog and leave a link for us to visit, or post here in the comments :-)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Trina's Favorite Layout....

Tell us about your favorite layout you have ever completed? My Fav is one I did when I first discovered my love for buttons. It has a black & white 8x10 pic of me and my husband.

What do you love the most about scrapping? I love shopping for and collecting supplies and of course, seeing the pages come together.

What do you dislike the most about scrapbooking? Aside from the cost, right now we're in the process of selling our house, so everything is packed in boxes and to find things. But my wonderful husband has a great answer to that problem. "If you cant find it and you need it, go buy more, I'm sure you'll use it sometime." Isn't he sweet?

What topic do you find the most difficult to scrap? The topics don't bother me; it's the journaling that gets me stuck sometimes.

Have you ever taught a scrapbooking class? No

Have you ever been published? No, I've never submitted anything to anyone.

What type of camera do you use? An inexpensive GE from Canadian Tire. But Santa knows I'm being very good this year so maybe he'll surprise me.

What would be your perfect day? A day with my new camera and my family on vacation. Maybe, at the family cabin. I'd love more family pictures. By time we're finished moving, I'm sure I'll need a vacation.

I can't imagine my life without ... my family.

Text Thursday-Sept 25th

Well in 3 months time it'll be CHRISTMAS DAY!!
Are you getting ready now for Christmas? Do you have presents bought? How about your cards? Do you have them made (or do you make them)? And, most importantly, what do you WANT for Christmas? Blog about it! Let us know where we can read about it. If you don't have a blog, leave a comment here and talk about it. I'll choose a random winner on Sunday night to will receive 5 handmade Christmas cards from me. Happy Blogging to You!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

WEB Wednesday - Sept 24th

Trina says,
"I don't spend much time online except to check email and facebook, but the very first layout I created, I didn't have any supplies so I went online and downloaded and printed patterned paper and letters from ScrapbookScrapbook.com "

Lots of free scrapbook patterns and other clipart found on the site. Thanks, Trina!

Another site I'd like to share is Blogger Buster -- tutorials on how to just anbout everything with your blog :-)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday - Sept 23rd

I know many of you don't want to hear the word "Christmas" yet (!), but I found this wonderful tutorial for a very cute Advent idea. I am printing the template and gonna TRY to get these done for my kids this year. I know what I'll have to put in them -- Lindor chocolates. None of the cheapy chocolate for them -- they found, and loved, my secret addiction :-)

Check them out! TREE ORNAMENT

Monday, September 22, 2008

Challenge MONDAY-Sept 22nd

Here we go again, the second last Monday in September, ladies!!!! Wow!

Our challenge for you this week is this--

Create a LO or card with a white OR black background! That's it!

Sunday, Sept 29th!

Please make sure you use the link above, or put sept22 in the subject line. This makes it so much easier for us to filter our emails and ensures that we don't miss your submission!

By sending your LO to us by the deadline, your name will be entered into a draw to win a prize from our monthly sponsor, Love is in the Details.

Here are the LOs your sister created this week!

~based on a sketch by Tamara Wheeler

Sunday, September 21, 2008

SISTER Sunday -Sept 21st

Good afternoon, everyone!!!

Time for add another "sister" to the Sisterhood of Scrap!!!
This week, our sister is Trina Reid!

Name: Trina Reid

Home: Springdale, NL

Tell us about your family: I am a wife, My wonderful husband and I have been together nearly 12 years now. I am the mother of four, a girl 12 yrs and three boys 15, 16 & 19. I have three step-daughters and 4 almost 5 grandchildren.

Who/What inspired you to start scrapbooking? I’ve always collected the kids art work, school projects, awards and stuff and put it in albums, (& shoe boxes). A few years ago a childhood friend of mine who’s been living in Ontario for years told me about a scraping store she opened, I laughed till she explained it to me. I dabbled in scrap booking about 3 years ago ( I did 3 LO) That was before it caught on in Springdale, I recently got back into it and I’m completely hooked!

Does anyone in your family also scrap? My cousin digital-scraps and three of my sister-in-laws scrap traditionally and so does their daughters. Although none of them live near me so I scrap alone.

What size do you normally scrap? I started out doing mostly 12x12 two page layouts but now I’m doing one page 12x12 and recently I started card making.

What is your favorite colour scheme? Oh my, it’s hard to choose, but I love pink with any other color, I’ll stick it in anywhere I can.

How many hours a week do you scrap? Not as many as I’d like but probably more than I should, maybe around 6-8

What is one thing you always find yourself reaching for when creating a layout? Buttons!! I love buttons.

Describe your scrapping style in just three words. Fun, always changing

See some of Trina's layout in her gallery.

Thank-you Trina!! Be sure to come back tomorrow everyone to see what our Monday challenge is!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Hi all!!!
Our featured sketch artist today is MICHELLE DOBBYN!

Here's a link to her blog to learn more about her.

Here's her sketch.

And a card sample!Beautiful!

Thanks, Michelle! Enjoy ladies! Let us know if you try it!