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Spotlight on our November Contest Winner: Joann!!

This month, for our contest, Scrapbooker’s Club House members were challenged to “Think outside the Box!”

Joann (josask), a SBCH member hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, was our winner with this beautiful creation:

Joann's Winning Box

Joann's Winning Box Creation

 Joann’s box contained a gift of notecards for a family member. I bet she will be thrilled to receive THIS gift!

Here’s a view inside the box:

Christmas Notecard Treasure

Christmas Notecard Treasure

Joann has been a member of the Club House since April, 2008. She can always be counted on for a cheerful word. Her creations are beautiful! She has recently been chosen to receive “SBCH Kudos of the Day” for several of her cards and layouts.

Joann,  we love having you with us at the Club House- another friend with talents to share! It’s exciting having you with fulfill the role of SBCH “Morning Cheerleader” this week, too… a lot of fun having you open up the day for us on the Forum. We can feel your friendliness right through the computer! LOL

I asked Joann to share a little bit about herself with the Blog followers when we featured her winning box entry. Here’s what she told me…

“I started ‘officially’ scrapbooking about 12 years ago when my oldest was born but I’ve been making scrapbooks my entire life. About 10 years ago, I got involved with a Design Team based out of California and did some design work for a company website, company ads and, as a team, we published three idea books with PineCone Press. Shortly after this, my third child was born and I took a five-year hiatus from scrapbooking. I’m still “getting back on the horse” so to speak, but I find that my clean, simple style has always stuck with me. In addition to creating layouts, I also love tocreate cards and gifts. I have yet to meet anyone in my area to scrap with, so I have come to LOVE the Club House as it provides me with a lot of inspiration, challenges and a wonderful group of ladies to chat with.”

Congratulations Joann on a fabulous gift box creation and a well-deserved win: such excellent work! Looking forward to the all beautiful things you’ll be creating in 2009!

(Note: Joann would like to extend a special thanks to Lisa Stenz in relation to this creative idea.)

December Celebrity Guest Designer Announcement!

Andrea Wiebe, scrapper, teacher and designer extraordinaire will be joining us at the Club House for the month of December 2008! Here is a link to the announcement

We’re also thrilled to reveal that on December 1, Andrea will be participating in a Celebrity Question and Answer Chat on the forum!

Check it out and be sure to join us for the “awesome” month of December! It’s going to be fab: We’ll see you there!

Blog Sketches Return!

The popular Blog Sketch Contest is returning to Scrapbooker’s Club House. Come enter and gain added exposure for your creations!

Here is sketch #20 along with sample by Nicole Drewniak:



(Sample created with Scrapbooker’s Club House November His & Hers kit and Glimmer Mist)

Create a card based on the sketch and upload it to the SBCH Gallery here, in the Blog Contest folder.

The winner’s interpretation will be posted on the SBCH Blog next to the sketch. In addition, the winner will receive the honour of designing a sample LO for a SBCH blog contest scheduled for Jan 2009. Her design sample will be posted on the SBCH blog for all to admire!

Let’s see those entries: Interpret the sketch and put your own spin on it! Go, go, go…!

Deadline for entries is Nov 30th at midnight MST.
Judging and announcement of winner will be Dec 1st.
Please be sure to put your name and BLOG SKETCH #20 on your submission.
One entry per person, please.
Gallery requires that images be no larger than 1024 KB.

Questions? Email Ali at~ or Trina at~

November Contest Recap

This month Scrapbooker’s Club House is one BUSY place! We have three contests to tell you about in addition to some continuing inspiration and motivation!

First, get ready to “Think Outside the Box!” The prize for this holiday themed box-making contest is four-fold, and involves a gift to a Children’s Hospital in your name. Winning will also earn you the title of SBCH Morning Cheerleader for a week! You can read about it here. Get those entries in: the deadline is November 22nd. A winner will be announced the 24th.

Next, take your decorating abilities to the next level and create a home-decor item using your scrappy supplies! Check out the contest developed by our Design Team coordinator, Trina Carbert, here. You could be our winner and become the next SBCH Guest Design Team Member. You’ll receive an awesome SBCH Kit with which to design for the month of December! Don’t miss out on this fab opportunity to design for the Club House: the quality kits Nicole brings together are truly the best!

We have a third exciting announcement this month… SBCH has brought back the Blog Sketch Contest!  It all starts on November 20th. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to have your work published online and noticed by MANY! 

Finally, I’d like to remind everyone that working at completing challenges in the  November “Challenges by Design Collection” can also net you some VERY worthwhile results. Not only will you be completing layouts, you will also earn a chance to win a discount and/or a RAK from SBCH through the motivating Challenge Incentive Program  held monthly by owner Nicole Drewniak.

We hope you’ll participate in these contests and motivational activities to the “MAX” of your ability… we are so lucky to be scrappers here at the Club House!  I dare you to go for it… Stretch yourself this month, and see just where it takes you!

Supply Salute: Stickles!

Stickles: What is it?


Stickles is basically a glitter glue available in a huge range of fabulous colours that is manufactured by Ranger Industries who state that you can  “easily write, dot, dash, draw and embellish on paper and rubber stamping projects, candles, memory album covers and more!”  The fine point nozzle makes it simple to apply and control where your Stickles will go.  If you are interested in adding a little bling to your project, this is a fantastic product.


Where Can I use Stickles?


Almost anywhere! Here are some ideas where you can use Stickles on your next project:


  1. Outlining alphas or designs on your pattern paper as shown here (page by Nicole Drewniak):
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  3. Make flower petals glitzy
  4. Dot the centers of flowers
  5. Doodle with it!
  6. Make fireworks photos glittery!
  7. On top of  Thickers (card porfolio by Nicole Drewniak):




Stickles has the added bonus of holding it’s shape (it doesn’t “run” and flatten out like a lot of other glitter glues) and takes only an hour or two to dry, depending on how thick it has been applied.


Where Can I find Stickles?


Right here at Scrapbooker’s Club House!  This product is very affordable and would make a great stocking stuffer!



Scrappin’ Green – “Cropped-off Scraps”

“Cropped-off scraps”~ Useful?!!!~ How?

By Ali MacDonald

One of the best things about thinking green is that we are SO much more conscious of waste and are working to ensure that we get as much “mileage” out of things as we can before they hit the trash. For me, this includes the pieces I trim (crop) from my pictures!

I often save the cropped-off scraps as they provide interesting textures and colours that can be used as accents on layouts.

Before I scoop them into the garbage bin, I have a quick look at what I have cropped from my photos.

I ask myself:

1. Is there anything on this cropped-off scrap that can be USED in another way for my SB’ing or cardmaking?

2. Can I utilize the colours this piece has on it? (ie: Scraps cropped from a bright, colourful pic.) Remember that back and white can be just as effective as an accent as “brights” can!

3. Is there any interesting texture?
Look for: mesh fencing, sand, water, pebbles, rocks, waves, brick, wood, grass/hay, siding, roofing tiles/shingles, clouds, leaves, shadows, puddles, flooring, and fence-posts; the list is endless

Here is a photo showing some of the colours and textures from cropped-off scraps I have saved for future projects.


You can easily use such portions of cropped-off scraps to embellish cards and pages!

Here are some examples of how this can be done.

A) Twilight Moth Tag:

pic-2-25Look carefully…Rhododendron leaves that had been cropped from the edge of a garden photo were carefully trimmed for use on this tag. They add a touch of realism.


Additionally, since the cropped off photo scrap was glossy (not matte, as I usually prefer) it added a bit of sheen under the moth which gave a nice effect to this muted tag. Here is a photo of the underside of the tag, where you can really see the leaves I added after they were trimmed from the cropped-off photo scrap.


B) Festive Card:

Colourful strips trimmed from a toy photo were used on this birthday-themed card!


C) Summer Layout:

Cropped-off scraps from photos of the kids in the pool make perfect turquoise “Colour-Blocks” on a summer-fun pet LO.


D) Sympathy or Friendship Card:

This cropped-off scrap boasted brick-work & a bit of “Bleeding Heart” floral interest- too beautiful to discard. This could be used either as a friendship card or as a sympathy card for a close friend.


E) “Boo to You” Tag:

A cropped-off scrap of a black and white outdoor scene is perfect used on a tag made for a Halloween treat bag!


Have fun seeing what possibilities lie in those “cropped-off scraps!” I’d love to see what you can come up with! Feel free to place a link to your creation in the “Comment” section below.

Thanks for allowing me to share this Scrappin’ Green idea, it has been percolating in my “noggin” for awhile! 😉

December “Guest Design Team Member” Contest

by Trina Carbert, SBCH Design Team Coordinator


Would you like to join our talented and friendly design team for a month???  We are now looking for our Guest Design Team Member for December. If you think you would like to try out this contest, read on!


Your challenge for this contest is to create/alter something that can be used as Home Décor using your scrappy supplies. Examples: Framed pictures, altered candles, jars or other items, album covers, etc…  You choose the theme and the home décor item you want to create/alter!  You can keep it for your own home or give it away as a gift, as it is almost that time of year!


Once you have created something for the challenge, please upload it to the “December Guest DT Contest” folder in the gallery.  Remember to include your name in the title so we know whom to honor!!!


The winner of the contest will design with SBCH Design Team Members for the month of December with a kit provided by the Club House.  The winner will also post questions and kudos along with our Design Team!


Deadline for entries: Midnight MST November 23rd 

Term: December 1 – 31, 2008.


If you have questions please PM me (Trina aka Scrappy) or email Nicole or Ali peteali@eastlink.caWe can’t wait to see your entries!!!!