Friday, October 31, 2008

Tina's Favorite Layout

Tell us about your favorite layout you have ever completed? I got the most feedback from others for the layout……it just goes to show… pays to always have your camera ready! hehehe

What do you love the most about scrapping? It is my therapy…..when I am scrapbooking, I am the most relaxed I can possible be…..I love it!

What do you dislike the most about scrapbooking? Absolutely Nothing…..I love it ALL!

What topic do you find the most difficult to scrap? At the moment, it is anything about my dog……he recently passed away and it is hard for me…..hopefully, I will eventually get past it.

Have you ever taught a scrapbooking class? Yes!

Have you ever been published? No, but I have never tried…..I just don't feel my work is good enough…..

What type of camera do you use? Canon PowerShot (Digital…of, course)

What would be your perfect day? Hanging out at the Lake with my family!

I can't imagine my life without my children….they are my inspiration and the reason I get up in the morning!

FOTO Friday - Oct. 31/08


Time to show us photos your best halloween costumes!! (or your kids in their costumes!!)

Here are my two little ones!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

TEXT Thursday - October 30th

I have another journaling prompt for today. This would be great for doing "Book of Me" pages.

Tell about something your parents taught you that you've never forgotten.

Drop us a comment with your thoughts, or post a link to a blog post. We'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Web Wednesday-Oct 29th

Here's Tina's suggestion for a great site... is my favorite website.You can shop, chat, swap, and get inspired all in one stop. You can meet people from all over the world, with the same interest as you. I love it!

Thanks Tina!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday - October 28/08

Here's a little tip Tina shares with us today:

For all the stampers out there. Do you have cases and cases of empty cd's cases???If so, use them to store your acrylic stamps in. They are small and compact and you can label them, and still see what's inside. Great way to use something you already have...

Thanks Tina!! Great tip for sure!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

CHALLENGE Monday - October 27/08

First of all...can anyone PLEASE tell me where October went??? I cannot believe this is the final challenge of October! Christmas is coming VERY quickly!

Are you ready for another challenge??

Here's the last chance to win the prize package from our sponsor this month~~SCRAPBOOKING OASIS ~~, and/or become the Sister of the Week.

So...have you noticed the new look to our blog! Pretty neat hey?

Our challenge this week is: Create a LO using this new blog background as your inspiration. You may choose to use the colors, the flowers, the doodling, or anything you wish

Send your challenge to us at Sisterhood of Scrap - Subject Oct 27 by Sunday, November 2

Please make sure you use the link above, or put Oct 27 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 and also have a chance to become our NEXT sister!

Here's what the sisters have created for this week's challenge!



~based on Shannon Thomas' sketch here


Sunday, October 26, 2008

SISTER Sunday! - Oct 26th

Well, our month is zipping by so quickly -- only one more week left. Hard to believe, isn't it?
We have a new Sister for you this morning.

Tina Marie Croon

Tell us about your family: I have been married for 14 years to John. I have three beautiful daughter: Jessica (17), Kirsten (14), Kendall (12), and John (Bubba 6). I have been scrappin' on and off for about 13 years......more on the last 5!
Who/What inspired you to start scrapbooking? My children. I have a lot of memories of my childhood, but nothing I can show and share with them. I want them to be able to look at my scrapbooks and tell their children all about growing up.

Does anyone in your family also scrap? My daughters have picked up a little on my hobby. I hope they continue.

What size do you normally scrap? 12 X 12 and sometimes I still feel like I don't have enough room.

What is your favourite colour scheme? I don't have a favorite……I play in all the colors.

How many hours a week do you scrap? Never as many I as would like……usually a couple of hours a week and an entire weekend twice a year with some friends.

What is one thing you always find yourself reaching for when creating a layout? More room…..more……it's hard for me to feel complete about a layout, I ALWAYS…have more to say…and I love my inks and sandpaper. Love that destroyed look!

Describe your scrapping style in just three words. FULL OF LIFE!
Take a look through Tina's gallery to see some of her lovely work! Here's one that she submitted for our Challenge 77

Drop by tomorrow for the final challenge for October, AND your last chance to win a prize from Scrapbooking Oasis!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Adding a new feature to SKETCH SATURDAY!!!

I'd love to have layouts/cards to feature with the sketches that are featured on Saturdays.So what I'm going to try is to see if there are any scrappers /cardmakers out there interested in getting their layouts/cards featured along with the sketches that are featured. I will also post your BLOG ADDRESS with your NAME and PROJECT. . . and as an added incentive, your name will go in for the monthly draw for the prize from our featured sponsor for every project you complete! How's that!!! :o)
So, if you are interested, click on the particular Saturday you'd like to have your layout/card featured and I will send the sketch out to you as soon as I get your email. If you'd like to have ALL the sketches sent to me for a month, let me know and I'll send you the monthly package of sketches. There is no limit to the number of projects you can do,however. Please be sure to have the layout/card in BEFORE the due date.If it's late, then it will not get posted with the sketch. I have my posts created beforehand and scheduled to post at a certain time, so I really would like to have everything in the post at the time it goes public.

Here are the sketches that are available NOW:

JULY 25-LAYOUT sketch due July 24
AUG 1-CARD sketch due July 31

If you'd like the WHOLE set for the month email me

Also, for anyone who uses a sketch as incentive to get a LO or card done, your name will also go in for the draw. But you MUST post in the thread where the LO or card sketch is posted in order to have your name added OR join the FORUM and upload in the gallery and post in the appropriate thread in the forum.

SKETCH Saturday-Shannon Thomas

Hi everyone!!! Hope you're having a great weekend!!! Just wanted to let you know that it will be CHRISTMAS DAY in two month from now!!! Ha!!! Yikes!! I don't have ANY Christmas shopping done yet! Do you?

Anyway, let's worry about Christmas some time in December,hey! Let's see who the featured sketch artist is today...


Here's what Shannon says:

My name is Shannon Thomas and I live in Pennsylvania with my husband Jason and my son Hunter who is 9. I have been scrapbooking since I was pregnant with Hunter. He is my constant inspiration. I try and do something creative everyday; I find that it helps me get through my day. Since I started scrapbooking I have become more involved in photography and I just love taking pictures of everything that is happening around us and in our everyday lives. For me scrapbooking is a way to share our memories with others and for Hunter to remember what his childhood was like.

I have not been published but that is a goal of mine. I do not scrap just to get published though. If there is a call out there somewhere that catches my attention then I will work on it but that is not my main priority. I just want to record our lives as they are happening so that others can rember and so that we can rember the times that we have shared...good or bad.

Thanks, Shannon!

Here's Shannon's sketch. Doesn't it look like a fun sketch to do?? I think it does! I love the cirlcles and ,of course, the scalloped edges!
Try her sketch and let us know where to see your layout! We'd LOVE to see your creation!

Have a super Saturday, everyone!

Friday, October 24, 2008

FOTO Friday-Oct 24th

I have been soooooooooo slack lately taking pics!!! So my challenge to ME is to get outside and take some pics!!! And I challenge YOU to do the same! Just go out, take pics of whoever and whatever catches your interest!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tanya's Favorite Layout

Tell us about your favorite layout you have ever completed? A double page LO on black paper, white rub on letters, white gelly pen, yellow cut out letters and 13 pictures. The title was "how good is me life" and it included lyrics from that song.
What do you love the most about scrapping? The story and memories associated with the pictures, how relaxing is it...great therapy!

What do you dislike the most about scrapbooking? Cleaning up at the end of the day
What topic do you find the most difficult to scrap? My father, who passed away in 2005. I find I spend all the time looking at the pictures and not scrapping them!

Have you ever taught a scrapbooking class? To a bunch of teen girls, but not a formal class

Have you ever been published? nope

What type of camera do you use? Now a Sony Alpha 350 DSLR…I'm doing a photography course

What would be your perfect day? Lying on a warm beach, reading and listening to the waves or scrapping with friends with no time limit

I can't imagine my life without family and friends, good books and music, and scrapping.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WEB Wednesday - Oct 22nd

Tanya sent in a favorite website of hers:
"The Paperie -- This is a local scrapbooking store that I go to...they have great classes!"

Here are a couple of scrapping blogs I love to visit:

Allison has a TON of stuff goin' on at her blog - Stampin' When I Can! There's something there to interest you, I promise :-)

Check out Ally's sketch blog -- So Sketchy. I love her sketches!

Another blog I enjoy is Melissa Goodsell's "One Crafty Mumma". She not only has scrapping but lots of other little craft ideas also.

So.... there ya go! Lots to keep you busy this morning :-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday-Oct.21

Tanya has a tip today about glossy accents!!!!

I use glossy accents a lot to give my LO's and cards dimension and that extra something. I use it to accent paper, then use that paper as an embellishment. For example, you can cut out a flower from your paper and outline with glossy accents. it's great for making eyes pop out when using animal stamps and its a great glue for beads, glitter and flock.
Thanks Tanya!!