Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Our First Sister's Social

Welcome Everyone ... I'm Terri and I'm thrilled to be your hostess for today's "Sisterhood" challenge. Let's get started!!

For Christmas, my husband gave me a book by Debbie MaComber called "One Simple Act of Kindness". Debbie talks about keeping a grateful journal and how we should be grateful for all things (good or bad).

Today's challenge is to find something to be grateful for in bad times. For example, if you are tired and unhappy with all the snow - just be grateful that we have the snow to water the plants, grass, trees and to fill the lakes and streams. The idea is to write down five things for which you are grateful every day in a journal. You may choose to write a paragraph or just a few words.

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Here is a picture of the journal I made. If you make a journal, why not share a picture of it along with some of the things for which you are grateful? Just leave a comment with a direct link to your project. Here are a few samples I'm grateful to have my "SISTAHS" share with you today!

WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR TODAY?? I know we, here at The Sisterhood, are grateful to have you sharing in our fun each week!! Thanks for visiting with me today and please stop by my blog Terri's Cards n' More to see more samples of my work.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Winners Announced!

Welcome back to The Sisterhood! I would love to say "Thank You" to you for the sweet comments that you left for the tutorial and inspirational projects the Sisters created for you. We have two Top Cards this week.
Without further ado, here they are......


Thank you ladies for participating this week. You both used punches in such a fun and fabulous way. Your flowers are fantastic! Thanks for "thinking outside the box" and playing with The Sisterhood this week! Please be sure to grab the Top Three badge in the side bar and display it proudly!

Join us tomorrow as my sister, Terri will be hosting our first Sisterhood Social!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Welcome to Tips, Techniques, and Tutorials...

Hello Sisters,
Welcome back to The Sisterhood! Are you ready for a fun tutorial to get you thinking outside the ordinary box? I'm Kim, your hostess this week, and I have some "eggs"septional things to share with you today!!! I'll be using an acrylic egg stamp and the hidden potential it has to create a one of a kind flower embellishment for a card. I love to use egg stamps just for this purpose!

Here are the supplies I used for this project:
When using acrylic stamps, always place a foam pad or the foam packing under the paper and you will get a nice, clean, crisp image.

For this flower, I needed five eggs.

After stamping and cutting out the images, I dry fit them into the pattern I want for the flower. you can put them really close together for a smaller flower or span them out a little bit for a larger one.
After I chose the size, I put a tiny brad through the center to hold it all together. I then used a clear pink button that replicated the flower in my sentiment. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without some bling in the center. :-) I also used a pencil to curl the edges of the petals.
This is the finished card. My sentiment is a wooden stamp from Hobby Lobby, the paper is some old stash I have, I used bling by Recollections, and the inks, stamps, and cardstock are CTMH. Don't you love this gorgeous Offray ribbon?
Now, are you ready to take a hidden potential challenge with the Sisters this week? You don't have to use eggs, you can use any stamp, punch, or dicut you choose. This challenge has lots of possibilities. Just be as creative as you like! I LOVE creative surprises!

Here are some awesome cards and projects from my sisters. Notice just how creative each of them were with this one! Love it!!!! Please be sure to click their names to visit their blogs and leave them some love!

You have until Monday, March 29, 2010 at midnight to leave a comment below with a link to your entry! Have FUN and get CREATIVE!
Thanks for joining us again this week!

Monday, March 22, 2010

TSOC01 - Ireland Challenge WINNERS!!

Thanks so much for participating in our "Around the World - Ireland" challenge! Amazing creations and so difficult to choose ... but it must be done!

We would like to SHOWCASE our first
creations for this week:
~please click on their names to be taken to each blog~

Congratulations to the SISTERHOOD TOP THREE WINNERS this week!! Ladies, please be sure to collect your badge from the right side of this blog and add it to the sidebar of your blog!!
We hope you display it with pride!!


This weeks TOP SISTER selected by

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-03-23 01:41:44 UTC

Which is:

Congratulations Deanne! Please be sure to collect your TOP SISTER BADGE from the right side of this blog and paste it in the sidebar of your blog!!
We hope you too will display it with pride!!

AGAIN, thanks to all of you who participated in our challenge! We do hope to see you back here again on Wednesday with KIM will be our hostess with an awesome challenge ... you won't want to miss it!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Debut Challenge - "The Sisterhood of Crafters"

Happy St. Patrick's Day 
and welcome to  
The Sisterhood of Crafter's 
1st challenge. 

Hello everyone! Darlene here and I'm thrilled to be your hostess today!!  Our first WEDNESDAY challenge is "Around The World".  With it being St. Patty's Day, I have chosen the country of IRELAND for today's challenge.  You can use "anything" that pertains to Ireland.  The colors of the Irish flag (green, white and orange), shamrocks, leprechauns, green beer ... well, you get the idea.  What comes to your mind when you hear the word IRELAND???

My husband's family is Irish (McDermott & Gallagher) so, I decided to make a set of coasters and matching card to send to my brother-in-law.  The images used are digis from Delicious Doodles ... aren't they just the cutest!  Please pop on over and check out Teri's digi images ... I'm sure you'll find something "you just can't live without!".

For further inspiration, please check out the samples designed by my "Sistahs"!!  For your convenience, their blogs have been linked to their names.  Please stop over and show a little "Sisterly Love".
Now it's your turn!  We can't wait to see what you create and would love to have you direct link it back here on Mr. Linky.  If you are uploading your creation to other online galleries, please use the keyword/tag of TSOC01.  And, don't forget to grab our badge and help spread the word!  Have fun!  That's what "The Sisterhood" is all about!!!!

Thanks for stopping by ... hope to see you back at "The Sisterhood" real soon!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Challenge Schedule

Now that you've met all the sisters, we'll let you in on what our challenges will be like. We will have a new challenge each Wednesday and a different sister will be in charge each week. Our first challenge starts this week on the 17th, and Darlene will be hosting it. Our first challenge lands on the 3rd Wednesday of the month so it will be "Around the World". Be sure to check back on Wednesday to see what our destination will be! Here is what the rotation will look like each month.

Week One:
Celebrating the Month: Flower/Stone/Meaning/Color
The first Wednesday of the month our challenges will be based around the monthly Birth Stones and their lovely colors, or it may include the various Signs of the Zodiac.

Week Two:
All About Family/Faith
The second Wednesday of the month is devoted to Family and/or Faith. We will have a topic involving one of these that you can create a project around.

Week Three:
Around the World
The third Wednesday we will be visiting different parts of the globe, and you get to do a project geared towards the theme of that country.

Week Four:
Tips, Techniques & Tutorials
The fourth Wednesday we will be sharing a Technique/Tutorial or Tip with all of you, and base our challenge around this.

Week Five:
Sister’s Social
Now as you know, there is sometimes a fifth week in a month, so on this occasion we will invite you all to come and visit with us. The sister in charge that week will have a question to ask or something they want to talk about. We will respond back and forth via the comments section. We may or may not have a challenge involved with that - should be fun!!

We are looking forward to doing challenges with you all and getting to know some new sisters. Thanks for coming along with us for the ride. : )

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Turn :-)

Welcome to the Sisterhood!

Today is my day to tell you a little about myself. I've put it off until the last minute since I don't like to talk about myself and writing....well, I like that even less, lo. But here it goes....

My name is Michaela Harper but everyone calls me “Micki”. I was born and raised in Bad Hersfeld, Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1977. I am married to Chriss who is my biggest supporter, have a 26 year old daughter, Rachelle; an awesome son-in-law, Kyle and two awesome, beautiful granddaughters, Emma & Gracy and grandbaby no. 3 due to arrive in August.
Having been raised in Germany, I‘ve always been exposed to all sorts of crafts. However, scrapbooking didn‘t catch my fancy. I even dabbled in stamping 17 years ago, but at that time that “bug” didn‘t catch my fancy either. (Gasp, imagine that, lol. I jumped on the papercrafting bandwagon about 5 years ago. Yeah, I’m always on the last train it seems, mainly because I dance to the tune of my own drum (you know, the one in my head).
Ok back to being serious. Like I mentioned earlier, I grew up in Bad Hersfeld, Germany where arts & crafts are taught at an early age. Sewing an apron in 1st grade home economics, knitting a sock and then in 4th grade, knitting a sweater. Art class included assignments of watercolor flower shop window, Medusa’s head with Caligraphy pens to ornate paper cut-outs called Scherenschnitte. Was I good at any of it? Nope, I convinced my grandmother to knit the sweater for me and my grandfather, who was an artist, to create a masterpiece floral window shop picture. And that was all the crafting I did until I reached middle age. I started to crochet & knit and amazingly it wasn’t as hard as I remembered it. Painting too and then the ‘Trash to Treasure’ craze hit me. Stamping at that time (about 10 years ago) was what seemed to me too time consuming. Bought a couple of stamps, some embossing powders, which by the way I still have, and stored it all away. Enter a Stampin’ Up! Workshop and well, the rest is history as far as stamping & papercrafting goes.
I don‘t have that natural “knack” for art, be it stamping/scrapbooking or photography but I am persistent and keep at it. It‘s fun for me to look back at some of my first card creations, comparing them with a recent project and realizing how my crafting has evolved. I tend to create with the ‘less is more’ philosophy but force myself to step outside of my comfort zone and try new styles. Although I tend to gravitate towards the ‘less is more’ style, I appreciate any crafting style and find inspiration from just about anything. Which kind of leads me to why I started blogging when I hate to write (don't even ask how long it took me to write this up, lol).

I started my blog about 18 months ago. Why? Honestly, because everyone else has one, lol! But mainly because I was so intimidated seeing all these perfect creations and blogs. My crafting is never perfect and at times is very tedious for me so I am hoping to inspire others in some way, be it in creating, photography, or just by providing you that sense of “if she can do it, so can I”.

I have been so very blessed to have met so many awesome, talented, generous & loving people through this craft. The rest of the 'Sisters' are exactly that to me.... family. They have helped me up on more than one occasion. This new challenge blog will be so much more than just a challenge blog. For one, this is a stress free zone, lol. No pressure, just fun, friendship, inspiration.... welcome to The Sisterhood!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hi and Welcome to the Sisterhood of Crafters..
My name is Linda.
Some of you might know me from my blog;
LindascraftycreationsI'm so excited & thrilled to be one of the contributors of the Sisterhood.
I have been crafting since I was a little girl in one way or another. From coloring, to paper doll, Then onto sewing, cross stitching, tole painting, oil panting, Scrap booking, and last but not least card making.. I have loved trying all kinds of crafts. But my real love is paper crafting.. I was introduces to stamping about 6 or 7 years ago, and have been HOOKED ever since.I hope to share this passion with all of you. We have some really awesome challenges, tutorials and discussions lined up for you and look forward to you joining in with us, I cant wait to see all your lovely creations..And getting to know you..
Hugs, Linda

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

Thanks for popping by to check out the next sister....and lucky (or not so lucky) for you, it's me! I'm Tanis Palmer, also known on my personal blog as The Rubbish Master. I'm so glad you're taking this journey with us - and can't wait for our first challenge on the 17th!

Unlike the rest of my sisters in crafting, I've got very little illustrious and decorated crafting experience (read as pretty much none). I went to a free scrapbooking event with a friend about 6 years ago and I've slowly become a collector of all things card & scrapbooking. Just ask my husband, who laughed at my newest Nestabilities purchase that I "had to have" despite having not spent a moment in the craft room for the last few months. HAHA! Well that's about to change, because I have an amazing group of sisters who have some fabulous challenges headed your way and I'm planning on tagging along for the ride (and challenging you a little, too!)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hi ya sisters!!

Hi, I'm Diane Davies and I live in Broken Arrow, OK which is basically Tulsa. I am SAHM married to Eric for almost 12 years and have 2 children. My daughter Kaitlyn is 9 years old and has Down syndrome (in the picture above with me). I also have a son Austin who is 7. I love to shop - especially bargain shopping, travel and organizing just about anything. Over the past 20 years I have taken classes in cake decorating, flower arranging, interior design and scrapbooking. I have taught classes at a local scrapbook store last year which I really enjoyed. I love to scrapbook, make cards and do altered art. My blog is called Princess Scrap Girl. I named my blog Princess not because I thought I was one but my friends informed me that I was one. WHAT?!! : O Some friends, huh?! No they really are, they say I'm the Practical Princess. hehe Since I have become a blogger and part of 3 DT's I have met so many wonderful ladies online and in blogland. So a group of these ladies - that's us - decided to create our own blog for us and to meet other creative crafters. This blog is for fun and friendship. Hope you come along for the ride and become one of our sisters too. : )

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Introducing Teri-Doodles

Hiya folks!

My name is Teri, not to be confused with our other Terri (with two 'rr's).

We got so confused between us in our gossip group, that I started being called TeriDoodles, so that's what I'm stuck with now - LOL. Not that I mind one bit, 'cause that's what I do - Doodling (oooh, too many doo's here!)

I started crafting when my third child was born, first of all by doing some sketches of my local architecture. I sell cards and momentos in our local Heritage Centre made with these sketches. This inspired me to start cardmaking - and the rest is history - I'm hooked!

I only began blogging last year in May, and I'm addicted to that too. Blame the hubby for that one, he started me in blogland! I have another blog on which I sell my Doodles and Sketches, by the name of Delicious Doodles. You might just get to see a few of my images floating around on this Blog, as my 'sistah's' are kind enough to use them now and again. Oh, and yes, those are my doodlings on the badges here!

I do hope you will join us here with our weekly challenges, which (we hope) will be refreshing and different, and above all, inspirational and FUN!

See you soon for our very first challenge!



Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hello, Hi, Hola, Aloha, Shalom, Namaste....


My name is Boni Boutelle-Jones, from Bonibleaux Designs. A lot of you already know who I am, one way or another - LOL!! The Sisterhood is a collaboration of friends who want a place to meet, vent, love and share with one another. No matter your color, size or background you are a Sister and welcome here. Our challenges are formatted in a way that leaves so much room for interpretation and creativity and the Sister hostessing the challenge each week is only there to guide you and offer her idea of the challenge that week. Please give us your best and your worst.
Now for me - I am a crafter at heart. I have been crafting since in diapers. I have been in theater and dance since grade school. Performed on stage, did stage and costume design. My love in the arts has transpired over the years but the thing I like best about being creative is the oohs and aahhhs and the fact that I can bring a smile to someone's face - even those people I have never met.

I started stamping and cardmaking seriously about 15 years ago after attending my first SU! party. I started journaling and scrapping when I was a kid and have spent the last four years seriously documenting my family history. It will be the only thing I will be able to give my grand children and great grandchildren and I want them to know that I thought about them even before they were born by leaving a legacy and stories to be shared for generations.

I hope that you come by often and share your stories and art with us and find that special bond with "The Sisterhood". If you haven't felt the excitement yet from my Sisters I'm sure you will catch the bug soon! Keep coming back each day for the newest member and more info for our big day!!

Don't forget the first official challenge will be right here March 17th - can't wait to see you all!!

Hugz, Boni

Friday, March 5, 2010

Welcome to the Sisterhood!

HELLO & WELCOME!! My name is Lisa and some of you may know me from my Our2angelsinheaven blog. I am proud to be a founding sister of this wonderful blog comprised of such amazing women. I am honored to call them my Sisters as well as my friends. We started this blog with the intention of having it be a fun place to interact with fellow bloggers who share the same passion as we all do. I am so excited to get the ball rolling. We have so many fun and different challenges lined up for you. I hope that you come on in and play with us!

I am extremely passionate about my crafting. When I am crafting I think of that project and that project only. It is my get away from all the stressful things in my life. I have slowly taken over the second largest room in our house and made it into my craft dungeon. I have plans in the future to move up into our attic which is about 1,200 sq ft...could you imagine if I had a craft room that large!! I get light headed just thinking about it! I am a SAHM with two beautiful baby twin girls who will be 9 months old in a couple of days. I also have two beautiful angels in heaven that I miss dearly. Scrapping is my outlet to the world and my form of therapy. I just love everything about it and have so much fun! Along the way I have met so many wonderful people that I treasure dearly and have a blast talking to in blogland!

I look forward to sharing my project with you all and can't wait to see your take on our challenges. We hope you enjoy your visit and PLEASE come back soon.. Let's get this party started!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hello and Welcome to The Sisterhood

My name is Terri Snode. I am thrilled to be one of the founding sisters and work with this group of amazing ladies. I have been stamping since 2004 and I am a member of Split Coast Stampers (tesno). I also have a personal blog -- Terri's Cards n More -- and would love to have you stop by. My style is more simplistic. I love working with vintage images and all of the wonderful designer papers out there. When possible, I love to get together with friends to share ideas. Please visit the Sisterhood often to join in on the challenges, tutorials and discussions.