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Archive for December, 2007

A Year In Review – Scrapbooker’s Club House!

By:  Ali MacDonald and Noella Arsenault

Another year of living is about to begin, with promises, challenges and precious moments for each of us. How exciting that brand new calendar is, with all those spaces waiting to be filled chock-full of notations that show just how fulfilling (and full!) life is.

Before we take those first eager steps into 2008, Scrapbooker’s Club House would like to pay tribute to some creative people who have inspired us, through their example, to scrapbook life’s moments with more imagination, candor and charisma. They’ve encouraged SBCH members to delve into new techniques; meet challenges; participate in online crops, digest a tip of the day; go through family heritage photos, take a risk with an unusual colour, or consider how a new quote could be used on a layout. They’ve set the bar high with their honest journaling and love of capturing life’s little moments and sometimes expressing feelings about personal or more “challenging”events. They’ve extended the welcoming hand of friendship to new members, shared project ideas, taught online classes, and asked questions that made us think. Their varied personalities, scrapbooking styles and creative strengths helped each one shine in special ways, and in turn, enhanced our learning. They’ve helped us further recognize that scrapbooking is a joyous artform, expressed in many ways.

Kudos to these talented, sharing people: the SBCH Design Team and Guest Design Team Members of 2007.

January 2007

Terrie, Corry, Em, Tracy, Kim, Trina, Michelle and Share

February – July 2007

Lisa, Noella, Pamala, Cynthia, Vicky and Martina

August – November 2007

Heather, Tammie, Dawn, Nadine, Elisha and as DT Coordinator/Admin Assist. Noella

A warm and sincere “Thank you”  to our “Boss Lady” Nicole, for premium SBCH customer service, beautiful scrapbook layouts, and her fabulous work in putting together the awesome kits that inspire our creativity! 

We really appreciated the inspiration shared by all of the talented Guest Designers we welcomed over the past year!  You can see all of their wonderful creations in the “Guest Designer” folder in the SBCH gallery!

“Bravo!” and thank you from SBCH for the creativity, talent and love of scrapbooking that you have shared with us. What an incredibly creative year!

Lets not forget our new team who will be ringing in the new year with us and inspiring you in the next few months to come:

Jennifer, Cristin, Caroline, Ali,  Noella DT coordinator, and Nicole Da Boss Lady!

Highlights of 2007!
In September 2007, SBCH had its THIRD Birthday! The SBCH Community celebrated with a Birthday Bash Crop!! It lasted the whole weekend! What a party~ Lots of croppin’ got done, layouts were shared and of course some generous, cool prizes were won, too. We even brought virtual “snacks!” LOL.  Hey, they’re calorie free, right??

Then in November, we had a WEEK LONG Crop!! What a brainwave that was-a whole week to do classes, make n’ takes, play scrappy games, make friends and create new SCRAPBOOK LAYOUTS! It was a blast, thematically based on all the colours of the rainbow. Tons of talent was shared, with fun, good cheer and prizes enjoyed. New friendships were forged and older ones strengthened. Every day brought new challenges and fun games, not to mention opportunities to scrap your heart out. On Saturday, no new challenges were given out: that was the day where everyone had free-rein to catch up on the challenges they still wanted to do, and get some more croppin’ done!

There was SO MUCH fun all week. Here are a few major highlights, complete with photos, of COURSE!!!

Who could forget the Blue card challenge posted by Dawn? This card was the one of the creative results of this challenge:

AMAZING job, Caroline! (sunnygirl).

An altered item challenge posted by Heather R. received lots of interest. This folder by Elisha

and this one by Jamilla (jam)

were altered based on Heather’s instructions, and they were oh-so-beautiful! WOW!

Elisha’s Scrapbook Uno Game, Nadine’s “Roy G. Biv” colour scavenger hunt and the Colour Word Jumble were games many people participated in- what a blast! Thanks a million for the fun, Elisha, Nadine and Nicole and all of our other game hostesses!!They were a lot of FUN.

Tammie’s colourful ORANGE layout challenge garnered MUCH concern (Yikes!! ORANGE?) and then great interest in the form of creations posted by SBCH members.. A real stunner was this page, created by pink Heather

Dallas also challenged us to make an altered item, the “love jar.” Her example was amazing:

In response to her challenge, Tammie created this awesome jar .

What an incredible transformation!

Nicole asked “What’s your sign?” in her challenge to SBCH members. Since colours are associated with the Zodiac, each person was asked to create a LO based on the colours of her sign. This LO  was created by Sylvia who is a picses Way to go!!

Make n’ Takes were posted for an Altered Binder Clip by Laura and a Wine-Bottle Tag by Tammie. These make n’ takes were enjoyed by many, as evidenced by this joyful, Christmas-spirited clip by JJ:

and this stunning tag

made by Jennifer!

The crop’s Black Friday card challenge, based on a sketch created by design team co-ordinator Noella, resulted in several beautiful creations such as this one by SBCH Member Sherry. Super!

Here’s to another fantastic, inspiring year of scrapbooking and sharing at Scrapbooker’s Club House. Happy New Year to all!! (Oh, and HAPPY SCRAPPIN’ too!)

SBCH January Kit – MME – Get Out and About!

Wow! I tell you what a great way to start a new term with a new design team!   This kit is simply gorgeous and versatile!  The New DT are hard at work creating up a storm!  Make sure to come check out the “Monthly Kit Thread ” for  awesome sneak peeks!

Make sure to preorder your kit soon..these are sure to go fast!

This awesome kit also includes a white Signo Uniball Pen!

Click on one of the photos to preorder yours today!

Sketch Contest #6!!!!

Tis the season to be jolly…fa la la la la la la la la…..Alrighty ladies, are you ready for another contest??  I know some of us have some much needed time off during the holidays!! Let get some scrappin done! 

 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 Wednesday January 2nd.  A winner will then be chosen on Thursday January 3rd and I will post another sketch contest on January 3rd.  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 or Nicole at Please be sure to also name your entry with “Blog Contest #6” 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 next Blog Designer -Sherry Owens


And Sherry’s Awesome interpretation of the sketch: winter_wonderland_001sherry.jpgNotice that she flipped the sketch..WTG Sherry!!I can’t wait to see what you all create! Have fun and Happy scrappin!

Welcome – New SBCH DT – December – March!!

Scrapbooker’s Club House is proud to present our new design team: Ali, Jennifer, Caroline and Cristin!

Nicole and I are very excited to work with these awesome designers.  Come and check out their Designer Bios.

 Also, come and join in the Design Team’s monthly challenges in the I Challenge You Forum ..we have some fun and inspiring projects for you to enjoy!