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Archive for November, 2007

Design Team August – November 2007!!

Nicole and I thought we would say a  few words of thanks to our outgoing Design Team and show a few highlights of the awesome kit creations created during their 4 month term:

From Nicole (aka Da Boss Lady) :o)

I would like to take a moment to extend my thanks to Heather, Dawn, Laura, Elisha, Tammie and Nadine. Not only are these ladies spectacular designers but they are amazing women. Kind, good humored and willing to help at any time, they have made the last 4 months a real pleasure. They are a tribute to what Scrapbooker’s Club House is about: community and creativity. Thank you ladies for a wonderful term and please know you will always be considered part of the Gang. :0)

From Noella, DT Coordinator (aka Da Punisher) tee hee just kidding :o)

I too would like to thank Heather, Dawn, Laura, Elisha, Tammie and Nadine. You are fabulous! You made my first term as DT coordinator so much fun! You always totally rocked your assignments and all of your kit creations were just simply amazing. You are all so talented and well, just an awesome group that I was proud to be a part of. So thank you again and I hope you will stay on and play with us for a very long time! 

And not to forget the awesome Guest Designers who Nicole and I also want to thank:  Ali, Amanda, Jessica and Dallas!  You were all fantastic!  Thanks for all your work.

Here are some Kit highlights from August – November:

Nadine:

Heather:

Tammie:

Dawn:

Elisha:

Laura:

Thank you girls again for an awesome job well done!! And good luck with all of your future endeavors!

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Sketch Contest #5!!!!!

Alrighty ladies, are you ready for another contest?? We want to see what you can create with this 12″ x 12″ sketch.  You may choose any theme you wish.  We will choose a winner from all entries and you will win a prize from SBCH! The deadline is Sunday December 10th. A winner will then be chosen on Tuesday December 12th and I will post another sketch contest on the 13th. Scrapbooker’s Club House will continue to hold this contest biweekly. I hope you will give it a try!

When you have completed your Layout you can post it in the “blog contest” gallery or e-mail to me at noelmika@nb.sympatico.ca or Nicole at nicole@scrapbookersclubhouse.com. Please be sure to also name your entry with “Blog Contest #5” either in the title or description in the gallery. Finally, This contest will remain as a blog contest and not be announced on our forum, so make sure to stay tuned regularly and check our postings daily.

Finally, Nicole and I thought it would be cool for our members to shine, and feature my sketches completed with an example by a featured Blog Designer.  If “you” would like to contribute and design an example for the contest, please contact me for more details!

Without further ado our next sketch and a design from our first Blog Designer -Lynn Marsh:

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Lynn’s fab inspirational design:

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I can’t wait to see what you all create! Have fun and Happy scrappin!

Winner…Sketch Contest #4!!!

The Winner of sketch contest #4 is LYNN!!! 

 Congrats Lynn!!

Be sure to stay tuned for another sketch contest to be posted tomorrow…with an example contributed by our first Blog Designer…..

SBCH Spotlight – November Guest Designer- Dallas!

Each month we will spotlight our guest designers to find out a bit about them and showcase their awesome creations along with designs created with the following months kit.  I hope you will give our next Guest Designer Contest a try!  You could be spotlighted on our blog next month!

Our Guest Designer Spotlight- Dallas Varoney 

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I started scrapbooking when I had my first daughter about 6 years ago. I never thought it would be something I would like. I watched my sister play with her scrapbooks and her fancy scissors and stickers for the longest time and thought it was kind of childish. But then one day she came to visit and hulled her big tote full of goodies over to my house and I was in love. It was then I realized that there was more to it then fancy scissors and stickers. It was a fun creative way to preserve memories. So the next day I went to our local scrapbooking store and dropped probably $300 or more on supplies that I just HAD to have and that was the beginning of my obsession. Now I spend more than I should on all sorts of scrappy things and get a butterfly feeling in my stomach every time a new pizza box full of goodies is delivered to me.

Since then I’ve had the pleasure to be designing for my local scrapbooking store. I’ve also been a guest designer for a few online stores as well as a permanent designer for some. I’ve also had the wonderful opportunity to be a guest designer for Dream Street papers, and had a few of my layouts published in various online magazines. And I owe all my many accomplishments to my sister.

Some of my favourite techniques that I use on my layouts are detail cutting. I love to cut flowers and patterns from patterned papers. Also I love the look of sewing. I don’t use it as much as I’d like to (mostly because I’m too lazy to drag out my clunky machine) but I do love the look of it. Along with those I love to use chipboard. Chipboard letters, chipboard shapes, I just love the extra detail and texture that chipboard adds to a page.

I’ve been hanging out at the Club House for quite some time now and have found that there is never a dull moment. Every member there is so friendly and always willing to help you out. There is tons of inspiration in the gallery and with challenges so your creative mojo is constantly flowing. I consider it my scrappy home and was so honoured to be asked to be the guest designer for November. Thank you so much Nicole and Noella for this wonderful opportunity.

Here are some of Dallas’ Wonderful creations :

And Designed from our December Kit:

Please feel free to check out Dallas’ Gallery!

Scrapbooker’s Club House Rainbow Crop!

Well it is almost here ladies..our week long crop is about to begin!  The crop will run from Monday November 19 to Friday November 23!

There will daily challenges, games, Make n Takes and lots lots more.  There will also be prizes at the end for those who complete the most challenges during the week!  Are you up for that?  Well stay tuned..tomorrow is just the beginning.

Go to “ONLINE CROPS” thread for more information!

SBCH Spotlight – Member – Sherry!

Each week Scrapbooker’s Club House will choose to spotlight one of our forum members. Beware!! You may be the next to be spotlighted! We will of course contact you in advance so you can share your story, favorite techniques and your favorite creations.

This week’s member spotlight is: Sherry Owens

Sherry aka ‘FunAuntSherry′

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I remember growing up, asking my grandma all kinds of questions about the times she’d seen. She grew up in the teens and was a mother in the twenties and again in the forties. She saw so much history and I was always curious about how she dressed, entertained and lived. She never answered my questions, whether it was unpleasant for her or she just found it uninteresting, I’ll never know.

I got a box of photos after she passed and I was left with a lot of the same unanswered questions. Some photos labeled such as “Mother and Me, Yesterday” drove me to be more attentive to the details in my own life… and were screaming to be identified and preserved.

Being a crafter at heart, finding out about the world of scrapbooking I knew that this was the best solution to the problem of identifying and preserving those old photos and keeping track of current photos as well. I’ve since evolved from just preserving old photos to creating new memories of every-day life with the art of scrapbooking.

I love being able to delve into my art and immerse myself in the feel of the paper and all the textural trendy supplies. I really get into the physical aspect of sanding edges and the visual trick of using ink to add dimension.

I notice my style evolves as the industry does and from being surrounded by so many talented scrapers with such great ideas. I have been so inspired by challenges and members since joining SBCH that I’ve been able to produce some extremely memorable “memories” and I really enjoy the camaraderie that can be found here at any hour on any day.

Here is some of Sherry’s awesome work:

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If you would like to see more of Sherry’s work, Please visit her SBCH Gallery!

SBCH Spotlight – Design Team – Tammie!

Each week Scrapbooker’s Club House will Spotlight one of our awesome Design Team Members. They will share a bit about how they started this wonderful hobby we call scrapbooking and share their favorite techniques! Enjoy!

Our SBCH Spotlight – Design Team- Tammie Manwarren

Aka: tammiejean

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I began scrapping in Oct. of 2002. I quickly became addicted and I never looked back. I love being a part of the DT here at scrapbookersclubhouse. It is so rewarding to come to a place on a daily basis and know I have so many good friends.

I have been married to my dh, David for 14 years now and we have two boys Matthew, 14, and Justin, 11. I love to use them in my layouts, but lately my nieces have been getting a large part of my layout attention. I have been fortunate to have been published a few times in Scrapbooking and Beyond, Memory Makers and Scrapbook and Cards Today. I am also lucky enough to be able to teach at my lss.

I don’t think that I have a particular style, so I just go put stuff on paper and see where it takes me. I do love to work from sketches, and twist and turn them every which way I can. And Challenges, don’t get me started on those. Bring it on!!!

Here are some of Tammie’s designs:

If you would like to see more of Tammie’s awesome Designs, please feel free to browse her gallery!