Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Want To Be Our STEP SISTER??

 Would you like to become a Step Sister (Guest Designer) here at The Sisterhood of Crafters?  
(one month - 2 challenges commitment)
Then, all you need to do is place an 'SS' behind your name when entering our challenges and YOUR name might be drawn to become our next Step Sister! ... Good Luck! 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Let It Snow~Let It Snow~Let It Snow

Welcome to our "new" challenge this week
"Let It Snow"!
Use "Snow~Snowflakes" on your project.

At the time of this post going live, 
we are roughly 52 days away from the first day of Spring!
If you are like me and live in a cold place this time of year
you are more then ready to see the backside of winter!

So this is a great opportunity to get out those snowflake
dies and/or embossing folders, or glittery snow! 
Maybe you received some new dies or embossing folders for Christmas, 
or have some older ones that haven't been used in awhile.
Now is the time to pull them out and put them to good use!!

I want to thank our "step-sisters" Tenia, Kathy Jo and Shell B
for joining us for the month of December/January.  You are all very talented
and we loved every project you created for us!!

DECEMBER/JANUARY STEP-SISTERS

Tenia Nelson

Kathy Jo

 Shell B.

And From my FABULOUS SISTERS....

Diane



Darlene



Terri



Lisa




Now it's YOUR turn!
We look forward to seeing your 'Let It Snow' creations! 

Deadline to enter:
You have until Sunday, February 8th - 8:00 P.M. (EST).
Winner will be announced Tuesday, February 10th.

Please remember to follow these few simple rules:
  • No backlinking only new creations.
  • Three (3) entry limit.
  • You can share with as many other challenges as you like.
  • Must follow challenge theme to qualify for prize (when one is available).
  • Direct link to your challenge entry ... not your entire blog.
  • We would really appreciate you turning OFF the word verification.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Winners of the Anything Goes challenge

Good morning everyone!  Hope you all are staying warm!  We are expecting a blizzard over here....YIKES!

I am here today to announce the winners of the "Anything Goes, with a twist" challenge.  Thank you all for playing along with our first challenge in 2015!! I look forward to a year filled "oohing and ahhing" over all your gorgeous crafty creations!!

We loved seeing all your new toys and crafty items.  The only person who didn't was my husband, lol!! I want one of everything.

Now on to the winners.......

Top Three Sisters -






And our TOP SISTER AWARD GOES TO...

#54 Pamellia
New Techniques and dies!

Congrats to all the winners!  Thank you everyone who entered and shared with us all their new goodies!!

Don't forget to tune in Wednesday for our new challenge.  And it's a fitting one with this weather!

Happy Crafting!

Hugs, 
Lisa B.






Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Anything Goes, with a TWIST and some EXCITING NEWS!

Welcome to our first challenge of 2015!! 
FROM EVERYONE HERE AT THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS,
WE WISH YOU THE VERY BEST IN THE NEW YEAR!!!

I never do bother to set New Years resolutions because #1 I don't stick to them and #2 I don't want to wait until a new year to start something I should do everyday.  I generally strive to try my best to be the happiest and healthiest that I can, because we all know that tomorrow is not guaranteed.  We get one shot at life, that is it.  SO make it count!!

The one thing I am making a special focus on is cleaning and organizing my craft room so I can be more productive.  The only problem is that when I clean it, I can't find anything!! lol

So to start off 2015 with a fun challenge I figured why not show off our new goodies!  Many of us received some crafting goodies for the holidays or during the awesome sales we bought some stuff for ourselves to you.  And if you are like me, while cleaning your craft room you found new supplies that you bought and totally forgot about~!! lol

Our very first challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters will be an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge.  But wait!!! There is a twist!  You need to use a new craft supply on your project.  Please note what the new product is in your post.  That way we can all be envious and hey we may find out about a product that we don't have!!

But, before I share the beautiful creations by our Sisters and Step Sisters, I have some exciting news to share ... we have a NEW SISTER joining the team.
We are excited to introduce you to ...


Anna Karasiowa   
Order and Disorder or Artistic World Karasiowej

Here's a little bit about Anna ...
My name is Anna, known otherwise for about a year now, as Karasiowa. For 23 years now, I have been a wife to Karas, a mother to two adult daughters Paula and Klaudia, and to a teenage son Filip. I am from Poland. I graduated from a hotel management school, and even worked in the hotel management field for a while, however, these days, and somewhat reluctantly, I work from home. Maybe that's why nine years ago I put my heart and soul into cross stitching and now into making greeting cards, which I started one and a half year ago due to a gentle persuasion from my friends. I love doing things, which reflect who I am. Hence, the title of my blog, "order and disorder" fits me perfectly. On my cards, because after all, I mainly make cards, one can find everything from artistic disorder (tears, rips), through flowers (which I love in the garden, but hate in the vase, because then they're too fleeting), to harmony, which is what I also value in life, through delicacy of lace, tulle and other details. Mostly, though, I love layers. Still, there are so many other things, which I would like to learn - for example, I'm dreaming of attending media workshops - so I think that this is just the beginning of my adventure with card making.

Sorry for the LONG post today but there is just so much to share!!  LOL!
Okay ... now let's see what our fabulous Step Sisters have to share today.

Tenia Nelson - Jazzy Paper Designs

(New: Acetate Panel)



(New:  Spellbinders' French Harmony)



(New: Whimsy Stamped image “Winter Fairy”)


And from my fabulous SISTERS ...

Diane
(New: Embossing folders)


Darlene
(New: Creative Expressions Stamp and Coordinating Die Set
using largest & smallest dies)

(Middle size die from the same Creative Expressions die set)

Terri
( New:  Die "I Do" by Cheery Lynn Designs)


Anna

(New:  Paper, Flowers & Lace)

(New paper, embellishments and svg file)




Now it's YOUR turn!
We look forward to seeing your 'Anything Goes using something NEW' creations! 
Deadline to enter:
You have until Sunday, January 25th - 8:00 P.M. (EST).
Winner will be announced Tuesday, January 27th.


Please remember to follow these few simple rules:
  • No backlinking only new creations.
  • Three (3) entry limit.
  • You can share with as many other challenges as you like.
  • Must follow challenge theme to qualify for prize (when one is available).
  • Direct link to your challenge entry ... not your entire blog.
  • We would really appreciate you turning OFF the word verification.

HAPPY CRAFTING!!!
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO EXTEND A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR STEP-SISTERS FROM 2014 AND CAN'T WAIT TO INTRODUCE THE NEW STEP-SISTERS IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas 'Name That Tune' Challenge Winners!

OH NO!  I'm LATE!
So sorry!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Name That Tune Challenge!  What fun we had reviewing your creations and singing the song titles!  LOL!!   Some are STILL stuck in my head!!

Now onto our winners!

Our TOP 3 SISTER AWARD WINNERS are:

(Frosty the Snowman)


(Oh Christmas Tree)


(When Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney)



AND NOW ... our TOP SISTER AWARD
goes to:

(Christmas Star)


CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!
Please grab your Top 3 Sisters badge from our sidebar and display it proudly on your blogs!  
You've certainly earned it!

We at The Sisterhood of Crafters would like to take this time to thank you all for participating in our challenges throughout 2014 and we hope you'll continue to join in our challenge fun in the new year!

The Sisters are still enjoying a little extra, well deserved time off with their families.
Our next challenge will be WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14th.
Theme:  Anything Goes using something *NEW*

Come join in our fun and show us what Santa may have left under the tree for you this Christmas!  Or maybe you didn't get anything 'crafty' for Christmas but did a little AFTER Christmas shopping for yourself like I did!  LOL!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jingle Bells ... O Christmas Tree ... Silver Bells ... etc., etc.

Hello friends and welcome back!
This will be our FINAL CHALLENGE for 2014 here at
The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Yep, we decided to do a MONTH LONG challenge through December 28th in order to give the sisters some well deserved time off and allow them the time needed for all their holiday shopping, cleaning, cooking, baking, wrapping, decorating and oh yea, family fun time!

Our challenge theme is called:

NAME THAT TUNE
(based on any CHRISTMAS MUSIC)

We would like to welcome three new step sisters to the sisterhood this month.  In fact, since we are only having one challenge in December, we've invited them to stay with us through January 2015.  Please extend a warm welcome to ...


Are you ready for some inspiration?  
I hope so, because HERE WE GO ...

December/January Step Sisters

Tenia Nelson
 Jazzy Paper Designs

Christmas Carole:  We Wish You a Merry Christmas



Kathy Jo
I'm a Little Teapot

Christmas Carole:  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
 

 Shell B.
Creative Crafting by Shell

Christmas Carole:  O Christmas Tree!

Terri
(Silent Night)
  
(Let It Snow)

Darlene
(Over the River and Through the Woods)

(White Christmas)


(Away In A Manger)

(Winter Wonderland)
"in the meadow we will build a snowman"

  ("We wish you a Merry Christmas, and A Happy New Year!")

Now it's YOUR turn!
We look forward to seeing your 'Name That Tune' creations!

Deadline to enter:
You have until Sunday, December 28th - 8:00 P.M. (EST).
Winner will be announced Tuesday, December 30th.
Please remember to follow these few simple rules: 
  • No backlinking only new creations.
  • Three (3) entry limit.
  • Must follow challenge theme to qualify for prize (when one is available).
  • Direct link to your challenge entry ... not your entire blog.
  • We would really appreciate you turning OFF the word verification.

NEXT CHALLENGE January 14, 2015
HAPPY HOLIDAYS from 
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS!




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Santa Challenge Winners . . .

WOW!  Your creations are fabulous!
I know everyone is crazy busy this time of year and we really appreciate all of you who gave us your time and entered our SANTA challenge!  You are ALL winner's with these inspirational creations!
But since we can only pick four total, here we go . . .

Our TOP 3 SISTER Awards go to:





and, our TOP SISTER AWARD goes to:




Congratulations Ladies!
Please grab your badges from the sidebar and display them proudly!
You've certainly earned it!!

Thank you again for participating in our challenge. 
Please be sure to stop by tomorrow for a brand new challenge (and the last for 2014).  Hope to see you then!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to The Sisterhood!

Santa Claus is coming to the hood, The Sisterhood that is!

 Ho, Ho, Ho we getting into the holiday spirit with the new challenge that starts today. We are asking that you make a project with Santa Claus as your main focal point.  

I have a special shout out to our November Step-Sisters who have been with us all month long sharing their crafty creations with you all.  

Thank you Leslie T. from Love to Scrap!, Amy O.from AOCreations, and Vicky H. from Bright and Breezy Crafts.  If you could please visit their blogs and leave them some love.  We appreciate your hard work and extra effort to help us give our followers some crafty inspiration. You ladies are AWESOME!

Here is some Santa Claus inspiration that our DT members and November Step-Sisters cooked up for you.


November Step Sisters

Leslie Turner
Love to Scrap!


 Amy Ottmers
AOCreations



Vicky Hilton 
Bright and Breezy Crafts



Terri

Darlene

Diane

Lisa B.


Now it's YOUR turn!
We look forward to seeing your 'Santa' creations!

Deadline to enter:
You have until Sunday, December 7th - 8:00 P.M. (EST).
Winner will be announced Tuesday, December 9th.
Please remember to follow these few simple rules: 
  • No backlinking only new creations.
  • Three (3) entry limit.
  • Must follow challenge theme to qualify for prize (when one is available).
  • Direct link to your challenge entry ... not your entire blog.
  • We would really appreciate you turning OFF the word verification.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thank-ful Winners

Thank You, thank you, thank you to all who participated in our THANK-ful challenge!   I am in awe of all the beautiful creations. It is fantastic to see the variety of papers, embellishments, sentiments and images. Each challenge becomes more difficult to choose winners. You are all winners in my book, but since I can't choose all of the entries, here are the winners in no particular order.

Our Top Three Sisters:

#15 Sara T



#40 Kiwime's Kreations



#36 Susan K



And, our Top Sister award goes to:

#48 Paper Talk With Samra

Congratulations Ladies!
Please grab your badges from the sidebar and display them proudly!
You've earned it!!

Thank you again for participating in this challenge. 
Please be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what Lisa B. has in store for our next challenge.