Thursday, January 31, 2008

Let's learn more about Sara!

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? We purchased a small house out of the city and I have had to cram my craft space into a corner of the kitchen. I use a Rubbermaid storage shelf system and clear boxes to keep my supplies in this way I can see what I have and my items stay clean. I like my space more now that I have internet and a laptop in my work space.

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? Anything green, chocolate, or pinks (I have three girls after all)

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? Yes, anything paper crafts. I also bead jewelry and make soap.

What scrapbook magazines do you read? Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash? Not very -- have to reload when Uncle Sam makes his Tax delivery, LOL! This time of year since my DH is slower at work I tend to use anyscraps of paper I can get my hands on. Yes, I even have my scraps organized!!

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? Very organized, have to be that way so I can get things done.

Anything else you want to share? I enjoy scrapbooking. As a SHAM with degenerative disc disease in my back, working on projects daily gives me some goals to complete.

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TEXT Thursday - January 31st

I have to admit -- I'm not that comfortable with journaling on my scrapbook layouts. I am not a writer, therefore words don't come easy for me. I was challenged this week to take an inward look at why I am scrapbooking, what story I want to tell when I do a layout, and the importance of passing on my feelings/memories on my pages.

Usually, I will add the date my photos were taken and include who is in the photos -- that's it. I am now making a concentrated effort to include much more than that.

How about you? If you are not sure about your journaling, what it is that holds you back? For me, it is often my handwriting (if you can call it that!). It's not nice, though I do practice some before I actually write on my layout :-)

Post here with your comments on journaling. Maybe you've journaled in a very unique way. Share it with us! We'd love to hear from you!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

WEB Wednesday - Jan 30th

Looking for some Valentine ideas? I took a peek at some of Martha Stewart's crafts.
Here's another idea -- I'm actually making these Oatmeal Milk Bath Sachets at a ladies group next week. Everyone could use a good excuse to take a nice, hot bath :-)
Why not share what you are planning on making for Valentine's Day. We'd love to see it!
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Monday, January 28, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday - Jan 29/08

Look at this tutorial that Carla did for the Scrapbook Heaven Blog!!!

She shows us how to use up those forgotten letter/number sitckers and make our very own MASK !!

Thank-you so much Carla!!

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

CHALLENGE Monday - January 28th

Well, it's a COLD winter morning here in Newfoundland. It's beautiful, though! I especially like the early morning as I seem to get so much more done in my day -- like my "internet" chores :-)

We have a new challenge for you today -- and another opportunity for you to become our next sister, and also to win a prize from Crafty Designs!!!

Today's challenge is for you to:
~ Use a piece of another type of paper in your layout -- could be notepaper, dictionary, page from an old book, page from a diary, etc.

Here are the layouts the sisters have created for this challenge

Here is Sara's layout. She used a page from a children's book.

Deanne used a piece of notepaper for her poem.

I (Carla) also used a piece of notepaper for my journaling.

Susan used a piece of notebook paper too!

Have fun with this challenge and don't forget to send it to
Sisterhood of SCRAP by Sunday, Feb 3/08!!

Can't wait to see what you create!

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

SISTER Sunday - January 27th

Good Sunday Morning :-) Time for a new "sister"!

Please welcome Sara Paschal to the Sisterhood!

Tell us about your family: I have been married to my wonderful husband for thirteen years and we have three beautiful girls ages 13, 11 and 2. On the weekends we enjoy watching videos and eating popcorn as a family. We like to camp, boat, play cards and boardgames with our friends. The girls enjoy crafting with me and this past summer they each made a scrapbook page a day to highlight what happened the previous day They enjoy looking back at the summer of 2007 and seeing what they did.

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I started 13 years ago after our first daughter was born. My mother passed away this year also and I enjoyed looking back at the few items she had written down and I wanted to do this for my family.

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? Watching people enjoy what I have created for them.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? 3 to 5

How long does it take you to complete a layout? I try to do a page in under an hour.

Where do you get your inspiration? Bloggers, magazines, websites and just browsing the craft stores --Hobby Lobby is my fave retail outlet. And Target keeps coming outwith some wonderful craft items also.


Here is Sara's submission for Challenge 38:


Sara's blog - Sara's Studio

Her gallery at Split Coast Stampers


Come back tomorrow for our next challenge, and see more of Sara's work!

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

SKETCH Saturday-Jan 26th-Monika Martinson

Our featured sketch artist today is Monika Martinson.She has a beautiful sketch and a layout for us!

My name is Monika Martinson and I live in Sweden, near the capital Stockholm, with my husband and daughter who is 3,5 years.

I have always been a creative type of person always with some sort of project waiting to be started or finished. I started scrapbooking when my DD was born, actually thanks to Oprah and my husband ;). As soon as I made my first layout, I knew I would never stop scraping. Back then scrapbooking wasn´t very big in Sweden but it has grown a lot since.

I work full time with information which means that my job is also very creative, I either write or design information on the web or for print. Therefore the step to digital scrapbooking and creating sketches wasn’t very big for me and now I even design my own digital kits. I also run my own scrapbooking community on the web here in Sweden, which is a lot of fun mainly because all the new friends I have the chance to “meet” from al over the country .

Scrapbooking is a big part of my life, It is not only a way to save today for tomorrow but also a great way to relax and create without boundaries, just for fun. I´m very proud to say that I have been part of several design teams both American, Canadian and Swedish but right I just scrap for fun.

If you wish to see more of my sketches you can find them
here . I'm happy if they can inspire and if I may see the result ;)

My digital kits are to be found
here and here. And if you would like to see more of my scrapbooking layouts, my gallery is here.

If you try Monika's sketch, let us know.

Have a great Saturday, everyone!

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

Friday, January 25, 2008

FOTO Friday-Jan 25th

Take a self-portrait or get someone to take a pic of you today, or this weekend.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

TEXT Thursday - January 24th

Thanks, Megan, for this journaling challenge :-)

"Since I am so into writing, words and telling your story, it seemed fitting that I issue a sort of Book of Me blog challenge for today.

Tell us what lessons you would like to teach your children. When you look back 30 years from now, what life lessons would you like your children to have learned from you. Even if you don't have kids, you can still answer this question. Really, the question could be rephrased into: what are the most important lessons you have learned (or still hope to learn) about yourself and life."

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

WEB Wednesday - January 23/07

Today's Web Wednesday links are from our sister, Megan :-)

"I have a total Internet addiction. I should seriously join a 12 step program or something. The first place that I go every day (after I check my email of course) is: Scrapwords. I am a senior member of the Wordsmiths Design Team – which means I have been there since the beginning and they are never going to get rid of me! Scrapwords was my first design team and not only has a wonderful friendly inspirational community but has also totally changed the way I scrap. The idea behind ScrapWords is that scrapbooking is telling a story and the pictures do a great job, but it is also crucial to have supporting journaling. Since I found Scrapwords in June, I have become much better and more comfortable at journaling. I even use my own handwriting now! I use a lot of journaling cards now because they are quick and easy.

After Scrapwords, I check out the Scrapperie, which has a hopping, fun community, of which I am honoured to be on the design team for the next three months.

Then I move onto my blogs. I don’t mean MY blog, I mean all the blogs that I read regularly – which currently number 65! I am not going to bore you by listing them all. But I do have to recommend the Google Reader. It is one of those wonderful (free) Google tools that are going to help Google take over the world. Just kidding about the taking over the world part, but seriously that is the only way I have been able to keep up with my 65 blogs without wasting a lot of time checking to see if there have been updates. Google Reader is a web page (that you can add to your Google bookmarks – LOL) and it keeps track of all the blogs that you are interested in. In real time, when someone updates one of those blogs, it notifies you. Check it out! If you don’t use an rss reader yet, I know you will love it!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday-Jan 22

Have you tried the Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks ? I haven't YET ,but I'd love to have some!!! Take a look at Scrapbook Heaven's blog for a tutorial by Holly on using those inks!!!

Also, the Clip It Ups are all the rage now. So take a look at the Outta This Funk blog for instructions how to make one for yourself!!!

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Monday, January 21, 2008

CHALLENGE Monday - Jan 21/08

I'm telling all need to do this challenge to get your name put in a draw for a chance to win a prize from Crafty Designs!!! A $25.00 for this store would be awesome!! And of, course doing this challenge will also give you a chance to become our Sister of the week!!

Today's challenge is for you to:

~ Create a LO using the word 'HAPPY' in the title!

~ Also, add ribbon to the LO!

Have fun with this challenge and don't forget to send it to

Sisterhood of SCRAP by Sunday, Jan 27/08!!

Can't wait to see what you create!

Here are the LOs the sisters created!

Here is Megan's layout
Susan's LO was created using the Jan kit from Create My Keepsake and ribbon from Savvy 'n Sassy


Carla's LO was created using a sketch by Cherie Averill at Sketches R Us

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

SISTER Sunday - January 20th

We are pleased to have Megan Aaron as our sister this week!

Tell us about your family: I am married to my wonderful husband Seth. We have one daughter, Eliana, who turned 2 in October. We also have one dog, Penny, who is 6 and definitely like a child to us.

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I made my first album from a kit as a gift for my best friend when I moved away. That was in 2004. However, I really got into it in 2005 when we returned from our trip to Europe with, literally, thousands of pictures.

How long have you been scrapbooking? I guess I would say 3 years. However, I have been keeping informal scrapbooks since kindergarten.

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? I love having time to myself to explore my otherwise neglected creative side. I also love it that when I am finished I have a wonderful record of my feelings and my family’s life. I have a terrible memory, so I know I will not remember these moments next week, let alone next year, scrapbooking is my link to the past.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook?
I work full time during the week, so I mostly scrap on the weekends. I usually spend about 8-10 hours each weekend.

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Usually about an hour, but it could go either way. Some pages just come together and others take more work.

Where do you get your inspiration? I get most of my inspiration online. Specifically, I really enjoy challenges. Challenges keep me on my toes and help me stay out of a rut and keep evolving.

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? I LOVE my scrap space. I made it myself, by painting the old ugly paneling and painting the work benches that the previous owner left behind. The desks are purple, topped with shiny new stainless steel, and the walls are crisp white. There is a lot of light, and all of my favourite products are hanging on the walls. I like to be able to see everything.

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? I always clean right before I start a project. I like to keep my space organized so that I can find everything, but when I am in the middle of the project and I really get going, things go flying everywhere.


Take a look at Megan's submission! Isn't it gorgeous!


Check out Megan's blog - Thoughts of Scrapbooking, and her gallery -- lots of inspiration there!

Looking forward to seeing more from Megan during the week :-)

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

SKETCH Saturday-Jan 19th-Lindsay Sasseville

Our sketch, this week, is a card sketch. And it comes from Lindsay Sasseville!

Here's a little about Lindsay:

I have been a scrapbooker for more the 10 years, a stamper for more then 2 and a blogger for just under a year. I love creating sketches, they help me when I am feeling creative but can’t get to my stamp room. Most of my sketches are created on the bus ride between work and home. I feature a new sketch on my blog each week on Thursdays, My Blog is And my Splitcoast Stampers Gallery is

...and here are Lindsay's sketch and card:

"The inspiration for the colors came from my friends scarf,
I just loved the color combo and had to use it for a card."

Thanks, Lindsay! And, remember, ladies, if you try this sketch, be sure to let us know! We'd love to see it!

Friday, January 18, 2008

FOTO Friday - January 18

Here's a site I found a few days ago -- Photojojo.
It's a newsletter all about photography! Check it out :-)

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Colleen's Favorites

Favorite Snack: When I'm scrapping, it's got to be Peanut or PeanutButter M&M's or Skittles

Favorite Drink: Diet Coke hands down!

Favorite Paper: This is such a hard one, but maybe Scenic Route

Favorite Technique: I still like distressing in its many forms: ink, edge distressing, torn paper - all of it!

Favorite Embellishment: probably chipboard right now

Favorite Scrap Tool: That would now have to be my newish Making Memories trimmer

Favorite Adhesive: Zip Dry for paper to paper or tape runner for pictures

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TEXT Thursday-January 17th

Colleen has a great challenge for us today!!
This time of year after the craziness of the holidays and with the not so great weather can be hard for a lot of people. I think it's more important than ever to remember all those little things that we're thankful for whether it's the great cup of coffee you had at breakfast, a little time to yourself or a kiss from someone special.
My challenge is for you to blog a list of 10 things you're thankful for today - big or small! Even better would be for you to turn that into a layout or mini book. I've been working on a mini book that I'm adding to a little at a time and it's on my blog as well!
Colleen has offered a little prize to anyone who does a layout for this challenge. Thanks, Colleen!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

WEB Wednesday - Jan 16/08

Have you thought about creating a scrapbook resume but don't know quite where to begin?

Here's a place I found the other day where you can create a quick and easy resume...and it's FREE!!

Google pages

Sign up is quick and there are a number of templates and colors to choose from.

Here's my Resume that I created in about 30 minutes!! Quick and easy!!

So...give it a try and link us to your resume in the comments!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday - Jan 15th

Today's tip comes from Colleen. Thanks so much, Colleen, for sharing with us today!

I've recently found the best way to reorganize my stamps, so that I can actually use them! I've unmounted all of my rubber stamps and put them on EZ Mount and put them, as well as my acrylic stamps, on Stamp 'n Stor Storage Panels. All of these simply went into a regular binder!

I also stamped out all of the images on paper in categories and put those on my scrap table. The pages in my stamp binder are numbered, so I put the corresponding page number beside the stamped image, so they're easy to find in the binder as well!

Check out my blog for a little "how to"!

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Challenge Monday-January 14th

Here's our Monday Challenge!!!

Grab some of your old patterned paper, supplies and tools and create a layout, card or altered item. The older the better!!!!

Here are the creations by the sisters:





Please send your LO or project to Sisterhood of SCRAP by Sunday, January 20th, for a chance to be our next sister!

Remember, everyone who does one of our challenges for January, also has a chance to win a prize from Crafty Designs.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

SISTER Sunday - January 13th

Our sister for this week is Colleen H, from British Columbia. Glad to have you here, Colleen!

Tell us about your family: I'm married to a wonderful husband, George,that supports my scrapbooking addiction and we have 2 wonderful little boys that I love to scrap! Kyle is 4 and Nathan is 2 today (the 13th!)

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? Like many others, I had a friend introduce me to Creative Memories, but I was a student at the time anddidn't have much money! It was really when I moved to Osaka, Japan to teach English that I started scrapping some of my experiences there. After three years, I came home with 4 albums and a lot more unscrapped pictures! Thus began the addiction!

How long have you been scrapbooking? I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years and cardmaking for about 4 or 5 years. I've really always been doing some kind of cut and paste thing though!

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? I love being able to do something creative just for me as well as being able to save all those wonderful memories. My kids will have so much information about their family and childhood simply because it's on paper and those little things are so easy to forget no mater how much we think we won't!

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? I try and scrap a little everyday even if it's only 10 or 15 minutes to get something out for thenext time I have a little more time. Probably about 4 or 5 hours a week.

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Totally depends -anywhere from about 30 minutes to a few hours!

Where do you get your inspiration? All kinds of places, but I would say most recently would by the newest Ali Edwards book and some stuff online.

Here is Colleen's submitted layout:

Check back tomorrow for another of her fantastic layouts!
Colleen's gallery
Colleen's blog - Random Pondering
Take a look around and don't forget to let her know you stopped by her blog!

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

SKETCH Saturday-Jan 12th-Lora Brinkman

Our second featured sketch artist is Lora Brinkman! Last year we featured her and one of her layout sketches. She gladly offered another sketch this year! Thanks so much Lora!!!

Here's a little on Lora:
Hi all!! My name is Lora Brinkman and I live in Columbia, Missouri with my wonderful husband, Chris, and his 5 year old daughter Callie. I've been scrapping 4 years and I fell in love with it the moment I started. Over the past 4 year years I have really tried to "find myself" through working with various types of products. Finally, it is the decision of everyone that knows me that I am definitely a flower girl. Very few layouts do I create without a floral patterned paper or flowers of some sort. I also LOVE to layer patterned papers and I actually find it more difficult to work with cardstock than anything else.

I love what scrapbooking has brought in to my life. I have made so many great friends. I love staying up late to scrapbook by myself and crop parties with friends are always a blast, but I find I don't get much done! Currently, I am the owner of Sketch Shak. I post a new sketch every Thursday. You can find my work in the galleries at 2Peas, Crop Addict and Ally Scraps. Also, I'm a DT member for

One of the first layouts I submitted was picked up and was featured in the January 2008 Memory Makers Magazine. It's amazing how that feeling of recognition can just make your mojo flow!

I am so very honored and excited to be a featured sketch artist for the Sisterhood Of Scrap. I hope you enjoy the sketch and I can't wait to see what you do with it!!

Let's get scrapping!!! It's almost the middle of January. Have you scrapped yet this year?? If not, then this sketch just might help you get that scrapping MOJO back!!! Let us know if you try it! We'd love to see it!

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Lynn Anne's Favorites

Favorite Snack: Sashimi. (That would be my favorite snack, lunch, dinner, hors d’oeuvres, maybe even breakfast if offered…!)

Favorite Drink: Hot: coffee, with milk or similar, with or without sugar. Cold: seltzer.

Favorite Technique: Rubber stamping

Favorite Scrap Tool: I have a collection of tools on a ring that I couldn’t live without! It’s basically everything Tonic Studios offers – from the paper scorer and perforator to the new Tim Holtz distress tools (craft knife, paper distresser, retractable craft pick…) I couldn’t pick just one!

Favorite Adhesive: AdTech Permanent Glue Runner…I use it for nearly everything. Have been becoming a fan of the UHU Scrapbookers’ Pen for cardmaking and embellishments lately too. Love ArtGlitter’s Designer Dries Clear glue for embellishments, books, beads and the like, though I just ran out – have to remember who carries it to restock!

FOTO Friday - Jan 11/08

Looking for a few tips to taking close-up pictures? Here are some great sites I found on the topic!


PC World

So have fun taking those photos!!
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Thursday, January 10, 2008

TEXT Thursday - January 10th

Today's journaling challenge comes from Lynn Anne. Enjoy!

Personal Scrap Trends

The beginning of a new year means lots of 'year in review'-type blog posts. When I answered a challenge to post about 'top 10 scrap projects of 2007' I found that what I was actually finding were my top 'personal scrap trends' of 2007. Until I looked back in my galleries and computer files, I didn't realize how many new things I'd many fewer layouts I'd done, and how many more cards and altered items. Here's everything I had to say about it:

Your challenge is to blog about your personal scrap trends of 2007 - were you doing a new size, or different sizes? Lumpy, lean-and-linear, graphic, doodley? What was new and different, and what tried and true favorites did you keep? Feel free to post a couple of fave projects in there too, we always love seeing those!

Link your post back to the comments here so we can come take a look at what trends you were following (or setting!) over the past year!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

WEB Wednesday-Jan 9th

Lynn Anne has given us a wonderful list of favorite sites she visits:

Oh, I have lots! My favorite for scrapbooking in particular, though it also covers other papercrafting, is Scrap Friends ('s a community and gallery and all that, but the best is the product reviews. A number of reviews all month, five different scrappers with all different styles give info and impressions of all the new tools, products,collections, etc. including sample projects. Talk about enabling! Some of my staple products and techniques were ones I learned about from Scrap Friends.

But I visit lots of blogs for inspiration too, and many of them have little or nothing to do with 'scrapbooking' per se - but their artistry inspires me anyway!

For cardmaking, I love the card sketches at Di Hickman's blog: - and I love the cards (almost daily!) by this lady, who's got a rich, very distinct style to her work: .

For general inspiration from crafty people, I love:Betz White, felter (I didn't even really 'get' what felting WAS till I'd been stalking her blog for a few months - love her sense of colors and artistry):

Angry Chicken (fun, irreverent craftiness; wicked sense of humor):

My House is Cuter Than Yours (lots of retro inspiration/craftiness, very cool)

Thanks so much Lynn Anne! Now we all have some web-surfing to do!!!!!

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Monday, January 7, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday - Jan 8/08

Now that Christmas is over, I'm sure we are all looking for ways to be able to save money in everything we do, including scrapbooking. Here are a few sites I found that give some great tips on 'frugal' scrapping!

Feel free to share your own tips in the comments section of this post too!!

She's Some Kind of Crazy

Everything About Scrapbooking

Scrap Friends

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CHALLENGE Monday - January 7th

Hello, everyone! Time for our first challenge for 2008. Hope you are excited about it :-)

Your challenge this week is to use one of the following quotes in a layout/card/project:

Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something.
- J.Hawes

If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible.
- Brenda Francis

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher


Please send your LO or project to Sisterhood of SCRAP by Sunday, January 13th, for a chance to be our next sister!

Remember, everyone who does one of our challenges for January, also has a chance to win a prize from Crafty Designs.

Here are our LOs for this Challenge:

**Lynn Anne**




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Saturday, January 5, 2008

SISTER Sunday - January 6th

Please give a BIG welcome to our very first sister of the new year -- Lynn Anne C.!!

Tell us about your family: I’ve been married to Ian (who is also a scrapbooker) for six years. We have two scrapbooking children as well: Ralph is four (and was chosen to be Memory Villa’s featured Child Designer for January!), and Kaycie will be three next month. We are also expecting a new baby boy in March…but that one’s not scrapbooking yet, that we know of :-)

How long have you been scrapbooking? Scrapbooking found me five years ago this month.


Lynn Anne's layout for Challenge 35:


What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? Oh, everything. Pretty pictures of my family and the things/places/people I love…playing with papers and paints and goodies…learning new things as new techniques are born…and especially getting to share ideas and projects with my online friends.

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? My scrap space is currently my whole house…space is at a premium here, so every nook and cranny has something scrappy stored in it. I craft on top of the piano or on the stove half the time. But my dh is setting up a scraproom downstairs now that’s half done (our papers are already organized along one wall..we just have to move a little furniture around before it’s ready for a table and such) and I will be VERY excited to be able to craft in one place!

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? I enjoy everything papercrafting…have been on a big card-making kick lately, plus I like to make altered items for my home.

What scrapbook magazines do you read? I read anything I can get my hands on…lol! But I think my current subscriptions are Memory Makers, GiftMaker and CardMaker, and BHG Scrapbooks Etc.

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash?
We have paper racks along one 8’ish wall of our soon-to-be scrapbook room, gleaned from a going-out-of-business Rag Shop a year or so ago. I don’t dare actually measure how tall that stack would be if we piled it up together!

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? Both. My core items, I have where I can find them. But everything is all over the (small, cluttered) house, so to *anyone* else (including my husband!) it looks like there’s no rhyme or reason to it. (Our papers, however, are very organized!)


Take a look at Lynn Anne's gallery!

Be sure to drop by her blog (and let her know you were there!). Lots of stuff to read and see :-)

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SKETCH Saturday-Jan 5th-Leah Fung

We're bacckkk!!!
We hope you had a great holiday and that you took LOTS of photos and got LOADS of scrapping supplies, because we want to see YOUR creations!!!!!

...And our first featured artist is LEAH FUNG!

Here's what Leah has to say about herself:

Some general info about me:
~Contributing editor for Scrapbooks etc.
~Design team member for Making Memories
~Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame Winner 2005
~Medicinal Chemist researching new treatments for diabetes and cancer
~Wife and mother of two

Leah has provided us with a sketch and a layout.

Thanks so much, Leah.

Remember, scrappers, if you try this sketch, please tell us about it! We'd love to see it.
Are you a card-maker? I challenge you to create a card using this sketch!!

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A chance for another RAK!!!

We are looking forward to 2008 being another awesome year for the scrapping sisters of the world!

~~~Spread the word about this blog~~~

We challenge you to add OUR link to your blog. Let's get this PARTY STARTED!!!
If you have our blog link on your blog, email me to let me know where your blog is and I'll choose a random name to send a RAK to!

We'd love to have YOU and your FRIEND as our sisters!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

January Sponsor!!

Our January Sponsor is Crafty Designs !! Thanks so much to Sandra for offering a $25.00 gift Certificate for a random participant who completes a challenge in January!!!

Here's what Sandra said about Crafty Designs

Crafty Designs is an online scrapbook store that is proudly Canadian. You can access hundreds of products at great prices! Every time you make a purchase you receive points that you can use towards your next purchase. First time purchases receive points when you register! Crafty Designs is proud to carry great scrap booking lines such as:

My Sentiments Exactly! Stamps
Tsukineko Inks and Supplies
Queen & Co
Bazzill Paper and Products
Making Memories

That is just a small sampling of the vendors we carry, you have to check our site for more! Not sure what to buy or buying for someone special? Not a problem! Create a wish list and send it to your friends and family, purchase gift certificates for your Aunt in B.C. and your sister in PEI! It couldn’t be easier!

Crafty Designs is very proud to send out an informative newsletter on a monthly basis called "Crafty News". The newsletter contains product updates, industry news, tips & tricks, layouts, specials and so much more! Occasionally we will send out an additional update because we have so much to share with our fellow scrap bookers! Receiving the newsletter is easy - just click the "receive our newsletter" on our home page and enter your e-mail! Don’t forget to send it to your friends as well!

Crafty Designs is located in Oakville, Ontario and we offer classes, crops, and private sessions whereby you can choose what you would like to learn. For more information on classes visit our site for the latest schedule.

You can also host a scrapbook party in the comfort of your own home! We are delighted to provide customized craft activities for children’s parties – as a special treat, the child gets a keepsake album creates by the guests. More information can be found on our site.

Crafty Designs also makes cards and other paper crafts - weddings, birthdays, baby showers, company cards etc. We can customize any order for you! If you are looking for a particular product that we don't have, drop us a line, we can usually source it for you! Feel free to contact Sandra at if you have any questions!

Thanks again Sandra!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

And another WINNER!

I went through all the sketch challenge participants and put all the names in a hat and the winner is...




Congrats, Samm! Please email me with your address and I'll get a RAK in the mail to you.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our sketch challenges! I have some great sketchers lined up for 2008, so be watching every Saturday! The first one will be on January 5th.

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

We have a WINNER!!!!

Congrats KIMMY! You are the winner of an embellishment kit! Please email us with your address so we can pass it on to SCRAPBOOKER'S CLUBHOUSE!!!
Thanks to all the scrappers who have participated this year in our challenges! We really appreciate your contribution. We will be starting up our blog again on Saturday, Jan 5th with our first featured sketch artist.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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