Friday, 25 June 2010

The Bloggerette Sorority RUSH !!!

I was thrilled to bits when I joined the Boggerette Sorority a little while ago, never having been in a sorority before. I thought it was a great idea to be part of such a lovely group of creative women, and I am so excited thinking about future events, challenges, swaps etc etc. Now, in order to join we had to take this gorgeous old photograph,
supplied by the lovely Karen from the "Some Days are Diamonds" blog, who had the wonderful idea for the sorority, and make something with it. Anything. Anything at all. And frame it somehow. Arrgghhh, what to chose, what to do.......

Well, I have paper on my mind lately, I love messing around with glue and bits and pieces. I have also long admired the fabulous art journals which I see on so many blogs I visit. Plus, I can be a little forgetful at times. So, when you put all that together, it just had to be a Bloggerette Sorority Journal, to keep track of swaps, ideas for challenges etc.

I used the softly coloured back of a 120 year old French book as a frame for the Sorority photo, the beautiful little journal cards from Green Paper, plus bits and pieces I had lying around for the inside pages, a bit of lace, a couple of stamps, a piece of a tattered French embroidery magazine, music sheets, ledger paper, oh it was so much fun putting this together. Mind you, only having started last night, it really was a RUSH, lol. But I am pleased with my first effort, and will proudly use it for all matters Sorority, lol.

The only other rule was that we had to show a picture of ourselves with the project. Errrmm, there are not many photographs of me around, lol, I am somewhat camera shy these days. But I roped my DS No.3 in to take a couple of photos. Here I am, holding my Bloggerette Sorority Journal -

And the Bloggerette Sorority Journal -

I took pictures of the individual pages before I bound them together, seemed easier, lol -

See that really sweet little initial "L" stamped above the lady's head? That is a tiny French stamp, over 100 years old, which had been used for stamping linen nightdresses etc with a monogram, so that the needlewoman could embroider over it. I love that stamp.

You can find a LOOOOOOONG list of the other fabulous Bloggerette Sorority sisters on Karen's blog - Some Days are Diamonds. Have oodles of fun visiting them all and drooling over their gorgeous projects.

I'll leave you with a very silly grinny me, see? There is a good reason why I avoid photos, lol.

Toodlepip xxx


Michela said...

Wow Liz! What a beautiful lady you are!!! were blushing, weren't you?! :)
The journal looks fab!

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, my! What a fabulously gorgeous journal you've created! So inspiring...each page is just so lovely! You are, as well, my friend--love your photos!

Isn't this going to be fun?! Looking forward to what lies ahead for our sorority and so happy to be your Bloggerette sister!


Franca said...

Meraviglioso! Franca

Maria said...

You are so clever Liz, the journal is beautiful :)

Kim said...

Beautiful Liz! I love what you did with the pic and I also love seeing a picture of you! Sorority Sister Hugs!

Dorthe said...

Sweetest Liz,
you looks so beautifull, and sweet,
and not at all silly grinny!!!!!
And the book you created are wonderfull, and full of beautifull, images,--love the old stamp "L" --how much work,to get an initial in a nightdress.
Liz,dear I love your carpet ,too, the sweet colors together, and with the little gorgeus flowers, on top. Such a wonderfull work.
I have had a wonderfull birthday,-and tomorrow arrives my two grandchildren, -so for the coming week, I`m afraid, there will not be much blogging.
I wish you a lovely week-end,and good luck with searching for great stuff,-if you go.

Love and hugs, Dorthe

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Nice to meet and see you sister. Your little book is really cute and I enjoyed seeing the inside pages as well!

Jo said...

WOW!!! I love all the extras you did..hope you had as much fun as I did doing this

Sarah said...

You just whipped that up in an evening?? Good grief woman you are amazing! And you look just gorgeous too and not silly and grinny at all. Be kind to yourself.

Anonymous said...

Aw, thanks for coming over to see ME and now I'm here seeing YOU! You are so pretty, your journal is divine, and your soaps sound yummy!
Look forward to knowing you better all the way over there in Merry Old England! My family came from Cornwall eons ago!
Jan in Colorado

Karen said...

"Just a little something I whipped up". ??
I wonder what you could do if we gave you a week! LOL
I love it when you get on a roll with something and it all comes together just perfectly!
That is one flippin' gorgeous journal. My goodness, all the different pages, the colors and textures. I love Mary at Green Papers, I've taken several of her on-line classes. And her shop is to die for!
LOOK WHAT YOU DID! My gosh - I can't get over it. It is just . . . perfect!
And look at how CUTE you are! Girl! Don't be camera shy! Just smile like that and you are just gorgeous!
Very fun! I loved this!
We are going to have such fun! I need to go back through your blog tho . . . something tells me it might just take me all day!
:) Have a great weekend! karen

Rebecca said...

Gasp! GASP! This is truly lovely my friend. I think this might be my very favorite offering. Hard to know as there have been so many fabulous ideas and designs out there.

You are one talented SEEZSTA!


Theresa said...

Love it my Sister! It is wonderful to see your creativity! Can you believe that we never knew each other and because of this Sorority... you invited me into your home to see what you made? I love the pictures of you with your beatiful journal! It is so precious!

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment!

Big hugs!

Shelia said...

Hi Liz! Oh, aren't you a lovely lady!! I love your beautiful journal you've made too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)
Sorority sis from Texas

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I like your journal, and GIRL, how cute are YOU looking over those glasses?

I'm a glasses girl myself.

Keetha from The Eclectic Company

JoAnne said...

Sweet sister Liz, you are just as lovely as your beautiful journal.

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey! Wow, what a great take on the photo. Love all the pages they are so, shabby chic. Can't wait to see the rest of the upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Jacalyn @ said...

Your journal is just lovely! What a beautiful creation!

In the sisterhood,

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, that is just stunning, I love it! You are so clever and creative sister!


Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So So Pretty!! I love your journal and after looking at it - I really want to create one of my very own. LOVE the little L stamp - 100 years old!!! how cool is that!!

I'm so glad to meet another Sister!! I can't wait to see what's next with our sorority ~ I look forward to getting to know you.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hi Sister from across the Pond!!

What a lovely journal held by such a lovely lady!! I truly admire the work that went into creating such a work of art. This type of art eludes my capabilities. I think my creativity is limited, LOL

And what an treasure that stamp is!! WOW!!!

I look forward to seeing more of your creativity with out Sorority events!

Your Sassy Sorority Sista!

Anonymous said...

It is so lovely to meet you, Liz! When I read your profile, I knew we were sisters at heart already: the two sons who won't leave home, the love of dogs, the fabric stash and the, make that collecting and preserving all things vintage! LOL

You journal is girly and pretty. Being surrounded by males, I never have enough pink in my life.

I'm so glad you dropped by my site, and thanks for your kind words. I've signed up to follow, and will be back soon. I did stop by during the WBC studio tour, but I don't know if I told you how much I adore your charming little nests...


Lisa said...

Your Bloggerette journal is fabulous! What a great idea! I love it!

Rettabug said...

Oh my really went all out! This has got to be one of the very best ones yet. & the book!

Nice to meet you, sister Liz! You do beautiful work. :-)

harmony and rosie said...

Well, it was always going to be gorgeous, that goes without saying but it is seriously gorgeous and I love your photos too, you look absolutely lovely.

Kate x

Mieke said...

Hi new sister, so nice to meet you. You made a gorgeous journal. I love it.

ben... MinnieM... mais toute seule... said...

il est troooop beauuuu ton album ! et tu es trop mignonne avec tes petites lunettes !!

sissie said...

Hi Liz!
I can't decide which is the cutest and prettiest, you or your project!
I say both are beautiful.

I love that little "L" stamp too, what a wonderful story behind it.

You always have the most interesting things to show us and your creativity is through the roof.


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--I just found this blog, but left a message on your other one too!!! Thanks so much for visiting me...Your piece for the sorority IS beautiful--and so are you!!!
I'm so happy to meet you...and I put your name in for the drawings too...
I thought your name was "Lulu," but now I realize it's Liz--Hi Liz--nice to meet you, Sister!

manitoba stitches said...

What a beautiful journal! You have so many gorgeous papers to work with. By the way, is the banner picture your cottage in France? Absolutely wonderful!

Sherrie said...

Hello Lululiz,
So nice to meet you! Your journal is gorgeous! You are so creative,and I am glad I got the chance to find you today :0)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a fabulous idea! It's beautiful! I need one- I'm always forgetting what i need to be doing. I almost forgot this RUSH project and really had to RUSH! Patsy from

Debby said...

I love your journal, sorority sister. If you live in that adorable cottage, it is beautiful.

TinyBear said...

Your jouranl is so pretty and wonderful Liz and so are you.
Oh - I´m too late again - to find out about this sorosity blog fun. Have to check it out - maybe it´s not to late to join.
xo Tina

Andi's English Attic said...

The whole thing is so gorgeous. I knew you'd make something beautiful with the photo.
(btw - I hope you don't mind me saying, but in those two photos you look younger than in your pic on the sidebar. I think you should consider changing it ;) And consider having your pic taken more often - you look great. xx

Fabric Art said...

What a fantastic and very very beautiful journal you have made and with so wonderful pages, love your work.

Lisa said...

OH your project is just spectacular! I love love love it!! Glad to meet you "sister"! I look forward to getting to know all of you here!
Have a wonderful day!

DeeDee said...

Wowsers Liz

I just love yor little beautiful as are you..thanks for visiting me also...and so nice to mee a new sister


Seaside Rose Creations said...

To my fellow sista and 100th FOLLOWER!!! Your journal is GORGEOUS!!! Lately I am really into collecting vintage music sheets, vintage music books and vintage foreign language books. So, I am in love with your journal and blog. New friend, sista and follower here!!!

Charlene said...

Thank you for visiting me, I'm slowly making my way through the list--what a lot of lovely, creative ladies we are "sistered" with!

Love that journal, I've so got to make one for myself!

Looking forward to getting to know you better,

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

Kathy said...

I love your Journal!!!!
We were both on the same wavelink!
Your pages are wonderful, thats for stopping by...
I need to follow you...we have lots in common Sista!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Serenata said...

Liz, that is really do have a way with paper etc... I feel quite envious of your talents! Especially as you always use bits of music which to me make them even more special!

Did you not get your apron? That must be very frustrating and not a little disappointing as well.

Oh and yes the flowers were all from my garden. :-)

Home and Heart said...

SQUEAL!!!! This is SO pretty!!! You did a beautiful job! You take a lovely photo too!

Barbara said...

I'm so happy to meet you Liz! Your journal is beautiful and so are you. This sorority is going to be just fab.

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

Gypsy Brocante said...

You, dear, are as sweet as the journal you have created here!! .... and your smile is just as warming as every page you have lovingly created!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I think both of your photos are just as cute as they can be and your journal is the prettiest I have ever seen. It will be fun to use to record all the fun events of the Bloggerette Sorority

shannon i olson said...

such pretty papers, and a 100 year old stamp?? wow. Nice to meet you!!

Roberta said...

Dear Liz, I love your journal! You should not be so shy because you are very beautiful! Your blog is lovely as well and the picture of your home looks so darn inviting. It looks like a place where you'd escape on are one lucky Sista! Looking forward to hanging around the "house" with all my Sisters and getting into all sorts of mischief. Have a wonderful week, fondly, Roberta

Sharon said...

Hi Liz, Thank you for your sweet comment. I love your journal. That is just beautiful and I love the colors.
Have a great day! Sharon

Lynn Stevens said...

Liz, you have gone well beyond the expectations with your gorgeous journal, not just the cover but all those pages as well. Bravo!!!!
What a treasure that monogram stamp is. Love all things vintage!
Your photos of yourself are lovely as well!
hugs Lynn

Sherry said...

Your journal is just lovely. I love every page. Your picture of yourself with the journal is lovely too, you have no reason to be camera shy. It is so nice to meet you.

Shellbelle said...

Your journal is beautiful and your attention to detail truly makes it a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing the story of the vintage "L" stamp, how fascinating!

I can't believe you put this together so quickly, you are so talented.

Amy P said...

Thats an amazing journal! Love all the images and how you put it together! TFS and it's nice to meet you :)

Kimberly said...

Hello Sister,
What a sweet pleasure to meet you, I love your journal, maybe I should rework my project into a journal, always something to do.

Lisa said...

Oh lovely! You did a journal too! Yours is much more ornate than mine, how great!
WOnderful meeting new bloggers!
Hugs, Lisa

Angela Harris said...

such a beautiful book!

debbie said...


The Paper Princess said...

Your journal is just lovely, and so are you! Glad we are now sorority sisters! :-)


Beth A. said...

Lululiz, So glad to meet you! You have a wonderful blog and your blog journal is really awesome. I look forward to visiting with you again soon!

porter place cottage said...

Both you and your journal are beautiful! So nice to meet another sister!

Gail Griner Golden said...

Oooo...I love your journal and your blog. I'll be following you. thanks for stopping by Gail-Friends, sister. I love meeting people from other countries. I live in sunny, beautiful Florida near the Space Center.

Debby said...

Hey there Sista, gosh I am so far behind. Love this post, your journal and you are so darned sweet, great pics.

Nelly said...

Greetings from another sister in Pennsylvania.

What a fabulous album you've made. I just love all of your work on it.

Come and visit me when you can.


Mom E. said...

I know this is an old blog, but I absolutely LOVE your sorority journal! You are so creative! I am loving reading you blog, but I gotta get some of my own projects done! I just keep looking at your stuff and dreaming about mine....time to make some dreams come true!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful talents!