Saturday, January 31, 2009

SKETCH Saturday-Jan 31st

Today's the day for a CARD SKETCH!!!

Here it is:
Here's a card by LESLEY......and here's a card I did using the sketch as inspiration.

We'd LOVE to hear from you if you try the sketch!!! Try a Valentine card!!! It's that time of the year, you know!!!!

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Friday, January 30, 2009

FOTO Friday-Jan 30th

Winter Fun things to get photos of!!!

- Making a snowman.
- Having a snowball fight.
- Making snow angels in the snow.
- Walk in the woods on a cool, crisp day.
- Building a fire and talking in front of the fireplace.
- Making hot chocolate together.
- Making birdfeeders and birdwatching in your yard.
- Making soup together.
- Playing cards or a board game.
- Ice skating.
- Skiing
-Watching a basketball game.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

WINNER from last Thursday's...

Blog challenge is Groovy Deb!!!!!

Deborah, please email me with your address.Thanks everyone for playing along!!! I loved reading your responses! I know they were totally random questions, but it WAS a bit of fun, wasn't it??? I thought it was!

Be watching for the announcement of our new "sisters" for the next 6 months, coming up on the 31st!!!

TEXT Thursday - Jan 29/09

I design for an amazing site called Your Memories By Design.

This weekend we are hosting an online crop, and yesterday we started posting pre crop challenges.

My challenge that was posted yesterday, was to create a layout with journaling that was written by someone else other than yourself!

I'd love for you to give this a try. So many times our journaling is in our own writing, but it's fun to see things from other perspectives too.

Here's a layout I created where the journaling was written by my daughters.

And a close up of the journaling.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WEB Wednesday - January 28th

Here are a few tutorials I found in bloggy land :-) Hope you enjoy them!

Owl CD Card Tutorial
Cuttlebug Valentine Treat Bag
Star Book Tutorial
Desktop Caddy Tutorial

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Teaching Tuesday-Valentine's Day Double Pouch Gift Bag

I apologize to those who have already seen this on my personal blog !!!

You will need:
~1 sheet of double-sided patterned paper
~Double-sided tape
~2 pieces of ribbon, approx. 12 inches each
~embellishments to finish your gift bag
~tools such as scor-pal, bone folder but not really necessary as you can fold them quite easily without them.

1.Choose a double sided 12x12 piece of patterned paper. Score each side around 1 inch. Add some double-sided tape. Fold down and adhere. 2. Turn the paper so that the folded edges are at the top and bottom and facing you. Fold over one side so that it's around the middle.It's NOT important that it's exact.

3. Then fold the other side over so that you will get about 1/2- 1 inch flap where you can add some tape.
It should look like this when these steps are done. 4. You are now ready to make the "pouches". Fold it in 1/2 so that the the sealed edge is OUTSIDE first. Then to make the "W" shape, score it 3/4 on each side of the middle fold.

5.Then fold them so that it looks like this and that your "good" side it outside and the sealed edge is once again inside.6. Once that is done, you are ready to punch holes in the outside layers on top and bottom about 1 inch from the edge. DON'T punch through both layers.
7. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon and poke then through the holes from the outside and you can either fasten the ribbons with brads or tie a knot on the ends.I used brads. 8.Add some tape to the inside top edge and tape the 2 edges together.

9. You are now ready to embellish it as you desire. You can add a card to one pouch and a little gift in the other pouch (such as a gift card). Here's my finished double pouch gift bag.
I have a Christmas pouch like this posted on my Christmas Cards All Year 'Round blog.
*I initially saw this idea HERE a couple of years ago. Check out her blog! Great ideas!

Monday, January 26, 2009

CHALLENGE Monday - Jan 26/09

WOW! Who can believe we are into the last week of January?

It's Monday again and time for another challenge here at the Sisterhood.

Today, we would love to see a layout with 4 different pattern papers from the SAME manufacturer.

Send in your layout to Sisterhood of Scrap - Subject Jan 26 by Sunday, February 1st.

Please make sure you use the link above, or put Jan 26 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!

Here are the LOs created by the Sisters this week.

Created using the January kit from Create My Keepsake

And...our DT call is over and we're looking over the applications! We'll have a decision made real soon!! Thanks to everyone who applied!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

SKETCH Saturday-Jan 24

Today's sketch is a LAYOUT sketch...Here's my layout......and a layout by Erin MclearThanks Erin!!! It's sooooo cute!!!
If you try it let us know!

Next week's sketch will be a card sketch!

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Friday, January 23, 2009

FOTO Friday - Jan 23rd

I was looking through my photos this past week and noticed that there aren't too many photos of me with my children. I'm usually the one behind the lens. I want to encourage you to let someone else use the camera every once in a while, OR get a small camera for your children to use. It's refreshing to look at pictures from a child's perspective :-)

Here's a photo my son took of me a few days ago:

.... and one of both of us together:

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