Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Time for another Tips, Techniques & Tutorials Challenge!

Welcome Sisters!

Today's Tips, Techniques & Tutorials challenge is the 3x3 Notecard Box. There's a video tutorial for the box here and a photographic tutorial here. If you haven't created one before, they're a really fun little challenge and we hope you'll play along.

Check out these beauties that we've put together:

We hope you'll join in this week! You have until Tuesday May 4th at Mid-day GMT to get your entries in.
For those of you who upload to galleries, please use the keyword/tag TSOC07. Please help us spread the word and grab our badge - above all have fun creating!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This Week's Top Sistah's

Hiya folks.

Teri here with the winners from last week's 'Scotland' theme.

Well, we seemed to have scared you all off this time, what's up with you?? No-one up to a little challenge?? Humph!

Righty then, I think I will give all five of the sistah's who entered the 'Top Sistah' badge. Congrats girls, and huge thanks for entering last week. Mwahh!

BUT only one person can win the three digi-images from myself at Delicious Doodles.

And that person is . . . . :

Number 4. Laura from Pop 'n' Stick - well done hun!

Get in touch with me via the email address on my Delicious Doodles page and I'll let you know how you can claim your prize.

Stay tuned tomorrow for another new challenge ladies.
Hope more of you get to enter this week. . .

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Around The World - Scotland

Hiya folks!

An excited Teri here from Teri's Crafty Creations, with my turn presenting today's new theme. This is the week that sees us traveling 'Around the world', visiting different countries and cultures. Now, I am English, born and bred, but moved north to Bonny Scotland some years ago. After many years of touring around the Scottish countryside on our holidays, and indeed honeymooning here, hubby and I took the plunge and decided to relocate our small family 'up north'. Best move we ever made!!

So, I have decided that my week will be visiting Scotland, and all things Scottish! So get out all your tartan papers and ribbons and dig out those paper heather flowers. Now, you don't necessarily have to use a Scottish image anywhere, just as long as your project has a Scottish feel to it.

As some of you may know, I have my own shop selling Digital Images, named Delicious Doodles, and I have decided that this week I shall sponsor this challenge. So, if you want to win three Digital images of your choice from my shop, then all you have to do is enter!! The winner will be picked at random using the help of Mr Blue Froggy Thingy below (hope he works. . .) Can't wait to see what you all come up with for this one!

So, without further ado, here are some fabulous samples from our wonderful DT:

Wonderful samples ladies!

So, you have until Tuesday 27th April at Mid-day GMT to get your entries in. Mr Blue Froggy will help to pick the winner and we'll post it here on Tuesday evening. If by any chance he doesn't work, then leave us a comment below an we'll sort you out!"

For those of you who upload to galleries, please use the keyword/tag TSOC06. Please help us spread the word and grab our badge - above all have fun creating!!

The Top Spotlight Sisters this Week are......

Drum roll please......................

Girls "Thank You" so much for sharing your memories, families and stories with us this week. I loved every project.  The Sisterhood is continually amazed at what you gals are doing! Please be sure to grab the Top Three badge in the side bar and display it proudly!
Don't forget to come back and check out our Around The World challenge this week - we're headed off to Bonny Scotland for some brews, bagpipes and haggis!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Family, Faith, Remembrance

This week's focus is on family with a theme that is All About Family/Faith - Remembrance. This can be a sympathy card, heritage page, remember when, or just one of your favorite memories. I am all about the heritage pages and memory albums. I have been so fortunate to have been gifted with some of the most beautiful vintage photos of my ancestors and I have a deep rooted love of genealogy and where I come from.  I have been blessed with two fathers in my life - the one who helped create me and the one who is my dad and raised me. I have researched my adoptive father's family back to England and having sailed in to this country at it's dawning.  I have been so excited to have found several stories written by his ancestor's during their travels from the East Coast across the prairies and mountains to settle along the Snake River in Idaho. One of my favorite stories is how my Grandmother would put cream in the butter churn and set it on the back of the wagon on their pioneering journey and the bumping of the wagon would churn the cream to butter without her having to lift a paddle. 

On my mother's side I am from a long line of Russian/German and Polish immigrants as well as Scottish. What a mix eh? lol My Scottish grandmother married my immigrant German grandfather.....oooh the tempers! I was so fortunate to have found my great-great-grandmother's immigrant passage on a boat to Galveston Texas and a picture of her when she was a child around the time she sailed. These are some of my treasures. And since we just celebrated Holocaust Remembrance Day this project is in honor of her and her family that fled through Russia on a boat to Galveston, Texas to settle as farmers in Kansas in the early 1900's.

I hope that you will share your 'remembrance' with us as well would love to get to know you better and you have got to check out what the Sisters have prepared for you this week. Be sure to visit each Sister and check out their stories behind their projects as well.

 The page above is of my great-great Grandmother whose family landed at Plymouth Rock. The handwritten note at the bottom of the page was her Will, leaving my mother one of her most prized possessions - her watch.
The page above was from some photo postcards that my great-great Grandmother wrote while on holiday at the lake. I just love that I have her handwriting along with the picture of her and my great-great Aunt.

Please be sure to add your projects below using the Handsome Mr. Linky!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

And the winners are..........................

Welcome back to the Sisterhood! First I would like to thank our wonderful sponsor this week - Heather from Thank you for offering one of our lucky players a voucher to your store. They have some great images to pick from! I would also like to thank all of you who entered into last weeks challenge. I enjoyed looking at what everyone came up with!!

I am happy to announce that the winner of the voucher to is........

Jill from A life Well Crafted

Congratulations Jill!!!! Please contact us with your email address so we can get your voucher code to you. Also please grab the TOP SISTER badge on our sidebar and display it proudly! You did a fab job recycling the paper towel rolls!! LOVE IT!

We have three top projects that I would love to showcase for you all. Ladies congrats on doing a great job! Please grab the top three blinkie on the sidebar.
And without further ado, here they are...


Sheryls Crafting Corner

Irit Shalom

I hope you enjoyed last weeks challenge! Tune in tomorrow for another great challenge at the Sisterhood!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Celebrating Earth Day ~ Sponsored by Digisparkle

Hello Everyone! My name is Lisa from Our2Angelsinheaven and I am thrilled to be hosting our challenge this week. I am really excited because this week we have a prize to give out to one lucky "Sister" who participates in our challenge!!!!!!!!! From time to time we will have prizes offered up by our wonderful sponsors. This week we are honored to have Heather from DigiSparkle sponsoring our challenge.

She is offering up a voucher to spend in her store to one lucky winner. Her digi stamps are simply adorable and I can't wait to get my hands on one!

What do you need to do to win this fabulous prize???????? In honor of Earth Day I would like you to create any project using a recycled or altered item in your creation. Something that you would normally throw away. My husband thinks I am crazy when I save cans, boxes, cardboard...anything I can get my hands on. But when I make a little tool caddy out of a Rice box it just makes me smile!

So ladies put your creativity to the test this week and see what you can come up with and one lucky winner will get to go shopping at DigiSparkle and stock up on some adorable images!

For my take on the challenge this week I took a metal fence that is made to frame out your garden and a piece of cardboard that was laying on my floor from a package of curtain rods. Since I am redoing my craftroom I thought it would be fun to make a sign for my door and try to use some of my supplies up at the same time! I will post more pics and details on my blog (click on my name below if you are interested).

This is what I came up with:



Here are a few samples of the ideas that my Sisters came up with to get you started.








Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you create!! Please leave a comment below on where to find your card. If you are uploading your creation to other online galleries, please use the keyword/tag of TSOC04. And, don't forget to grab our badge and help spread the word! Have fun! That's what "The Sisterhood" is all about!!!! The winner will be announced on Tuesday. Good luck & have some fun!!