Thursday, June 24, 2010

I'm being Rushed!

Have you seen this around the web?

Won't you join us?

Well ... I'll let you in on a secret... There is a new Sorority.
Today is initiation into the Sisterhood. I just love that. I missed out on the whole sorority thing, so this is very fun to me.

It is open to all, you just have to follow a few simple rules. Click on the button above and see. Truly simple.

Now for Rush!

We are asked to do something creative with this is the cute sisterfriend image...

This is what I did with it. I made a digital scrapbook page.

This one I framed. If you like the the image, and want to use it, please feel free to take it.

But I still wanted to make something else.... After all I have been looking at all those creative spaces from the Where Bloggers Create Party for the last week. SO my inspiration was bubbling over. I needed a Mod Podge fix! So I pulled out all of my stuff (my craft room is now back to normal...he he he) and got to working.

It seemed to me, even though I have never been in a sorority, that everything has very deep meaning when you make stuff for your sister. (hmmm ... will we have bigs and littles???)

So I added my embellishments very thoughtfully...

*The key: Because dreaming big is the key to success!

*The Eiffel Tower: Because all sisters strive for their own self assured chic-ness. Just like the French!

*The Queen of Hearts: Because all Blogging Sisters take loving care of each other. Only leaving honestly encouraging words that edify not criticize.

*The Rose: Because each and everyone is just as beautiful as the other, but still unique in it's own way.

*The Bling: Because all sisters shine and because Some Days are Diamonds!

Thank you Karen! This is just the funnest thing ever! Please click the button above
or the link to go see the sisters!

Now for the very clever part...
I have to provide a picture of myself with my creation. You'll have to grant me a little grace here because I am very camera shy.

But just for my sisters...

Boop! There I am!

See you at the next chapter meeting.


Cindy said...

I decided to start at the bottom of the list and work my way up!I like your embellishments..I'm usually to chicken to add to much.
I'm from Tx..where you from?
come by and visit..
Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You did great! I love the collage and a digital scrapbook page...brillant. I am waiting to get a date from you to do lunch and stuff!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohh la la, love the embellishments, especially the Eiffel Tower!

I'm looking forward to more sorority get togethers!

Your Sassy Sorority Sista!

Jenny said...

Hmm...I'm camera shy as well and just may have to come up with a clever idea like you did.


Jo said...

What a great project! I love all the embellishments!

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz! Oh, you little snaky one with your photo! Hiding and everything! :) Your digital froo frooing look marvelous! You did a wonderful job.
This should be so much fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lisa said...

I love your digi-scrap! It's so pretty! I've got to learn how to do that! I need to take a digi-scrap class.LOL!
PS The Fixer Upper was really cute but there is some cussin' and pre-marital sex goin' on...

Theresa said...

OH MY GOODNESS... gorgeous! I loved the scrapbook page and then I kept scrolling. Honey, please! Too darn pretty for words! Have a blessed evening and thanks for coming to visit me:) HUGS!

Mimi said...

HI LIZ!!!!
Love the meanings and all!!!!!
I have got to get busy, I had forgotten all about it and I have had a house full of company for a week now!!!And babysitting 3 full days this week and sick with a sore throat!!!!OH my excuses excuses!!!!So I will have to stay up all night to get it right!!!
love yours!!!!
very nice!!!!

Maria said...

Hey Sister,

Wow you have done two gorgeous creations they both look stunning love all the detail that has gone into them both....

Maria in Australia

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Liz,
That is just gorgeous! Wow, you are the creative one~
This has been fun and the pic of you is very cute!

Hootin Anni said...

Sweet!!!! And the little addition with you hiding in the corner...well, that was super too.

My 'framed work for initiation/rush' is now posted---scroll down below the flower photos! Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, what beautiful creations!! Love each one and I love you in the corner of your photograph! You clever lady!

Have a fun and happy day!


zandra said...

We are party animals, sister! Two parties in one week. ;o) Great digital page, but I still love all the embellishments. What a lovely post, it was so touching. Can't wait for the rest of the upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I love your creation! All of the embellishments are darling!

Well done!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous. I love all the detail that you've added to your frame. Just stunning. Like your peek-a-boo pic too. Happy to be a Sister. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

How pretty! Nice to meet you, Sister.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Simply fabulous collage page my friend and I love the embellished frame, too!

So glad to have you as my new seezsta!


Rebecca Nelson said...

Simply fabulous collage page my friend and I love the embellished frame, too!

So glad to have you as my new seezsta!


Anonymous said...

That little piece of you I saw looks cute as a button. Don't be shy and I love your creation especially the sentiment you put behind it. Best Wishes for a fabulous day and weekend. xo Lynn

Ivy said...

Hello Sorority Sister! I love what you did with the picture and your blog is beautiful. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Well, we're not that far away from each other. CO to AZ is close, right????
Your creation using the photo is just wonderful and so is the story behind your thoughts in making it. Just lovely.
Looking forward to being your Sista in this new adventure!

Sherrie said...

Hi Liz,
So nice to meet you! Your projects are both beautiful, but the collage and adding the meaning for each element...priceless! Absolutely gorgeous work.

Ginger said...

Awesome sister

Simply Debbie said...


Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hello Liz!!!!
Lovin your creations and all your embellishing!!!!
Your very crafty !
Welcome to the sorority Sista!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Unknown said...

Wow love all the embellishments! Truly lovely items......So glad to have you as a Sista!
Oh I grabbed your blog button but could you tell me the code for one of those with the code under it?
Can't figure it out!Also for some strange reason can't leave a comment with my typepad blog so am using my blogger name but there is a link there to my typepad blog...confused yet!


Unknown said...

Liz I know how to copy and past from other blogs but I don't know how to put the code on my blog for my button....

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So So So Cute!!! I love every single itsy bitsy piece of it!! I would love to know more about digital scrapbooking - maybe you could do a tutorial blog about it some day???

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Liz Sweetie...
Thank you for stopping by. Nope I have only been blogging for a year now. I so enjoy myself, and have met so many wonderful friends, like you on my journey.

I missed out on Karens "rush". I hope maybe it will be ongoing, and I can be an add in at some point and time. I will have to talk to her about that.

Love your creation, both of them are just beautiful. You really outdid yourself. I love the Eifel tower and the queen of hearts card. So cute and creative.

I am clapping for you sweetie. Please take a bow.

Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello Liz!
I love everything about your Rush post! Top to bottom . . . Side to Side . . . and everything in between!
So clever and creative in every way!
And you are a sweetie too :-)
Big Hugs and Smiles,

Karen said...

This is absolutely precious! I love it. So soft and feminine.
Thank you for the visit. Let's stay in touch now that we are "Sisters".
Ladybug Creek

JoAnne said...

Hi Liz,
I love both your projects. Those roses are fantastic!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--your picture is so beautiful--and so are you!!! This piece is really breathtaking...beyond gorgeous! And I love the "diva" idea too!!!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog...I put your name into the drawing...I have another one for a brand-new vintage-look necklace I made tonight...If you want, I can enter your name in that too...
Whimsical Musings

Sherry said...

What a clever, I mean brilliant idea. I have been amazed today at what the sorority sisters I have visited have done and your creations are awesome. I should have thought of peeking out from behind my creation while taking my picture.

debi said...

Your projects turned out beautifully! Love the scrapbook page!
And I love how you added things to the canvas photo that had special meaning to the sorority!

HeARTworks said...

Wow! You really went all the way with us! I love all the meaningful bits. Beauuuutiful! Hugs from Patsy from

Home and Heart said...

Greetings new "sister" LOVE the creation as well as your photo!! I HATE my picture being taken, so I can relate!

Jacalyn @ said...

I love your creations. Very thoughtful! I like your picture too, he he cause ya know I am camera shy too!

In the sisterhood,

Unknown said...

Hi Sister!!!! Your rush project is very lovely!!!!

Cassandra said...

So very pretty! Love the polka dots. Darling! Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks for stopping by to visit me. :) Cassandra

porter place cottage said...

So cute, I love, love, love your embellishments! So nice to meet you!

Andi's English Attic said...

Now I'll know if we pass each other in the street!
That's very clever. Looks really good. xx

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to be your new sister!
Your takes on the photo are brilliant..and as a writer, I particularly loved the wonderful meanings you ascribed to each embellishment. Pretty pictures are nice, but I'm really touched when I hear people speak from the heart.

And thanks so much for stopping by my blog. This sorority thing is all new to me and I'm liking it a lot!

I'll keep in touch as good sisters should...


Connie said...

"BOOP"!! I like that word, sugar! And what a caauuuute thing you did with the photo. Very unique and clever, chick!

Unknown said...

Awesome project! I love how you have included a lot of symbols with meaning!
And I'm a big fan of anything french....:)
Great job sista!

Karen said...

GIRL! Your work is GORGEOUS! And you did both digital and got down and dirty - that is awesome! Personally, I have to have the mess. I love every aspect of creating. Even the cleaning up!
I'm off to check out your studio!!! :)
Welcome! Karen

Cat Stegall said...

Very cute picture and wonderful creation!Love the eiffel!

DeeDee said...

Just awesome..I love you page any every meaning...I like the card you choose also....thanks for visiting me at



Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

VERY cute, Liz!! Yes, us sisters need some French chic in our life! Awesome job!!

LOVE the snippet of you, too. You are a doll!


Keetha Broyles said...

Liz, I'm most partial to the Eiffel Tower playing card one. I love playing Euchre, know the game?

Keetha from The Eclectic Company

Kath' said...

Oh my I love the things you made from our picture we had. It is really nice to meet you. I am a followe now on your blog and I would love it if you joined me all year long on my blog too and come and win some wonderful prizes coming up. Have a wonderful weekend. Kath'

Rebecca said...

Hello there Sista. Your R*U*S*H project is SO incredible!!! I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have! I can't wait to get to know you.

Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
{Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

Our Hopeful Home said...

What a beautiful creation! And thanks for sharing the image!

Also, LoVe where you create!

Nice to meet you, sister,


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I LOVE LOVE that you made something not only beautiful but with a lot of meaning !!!
If we have bigs and littles I am definitely BIG.

Unknown said...

I love it Liz - very creative! I especially love the explanation behind each piece. You're good girlfriend!!!

Lori said...

Liz, your two creations are gorgeous! Love how you explained the meaning of each embellishment. Very well done!

Beth A. @ Songbird Hill said...

Liz, this is such a great rush project! I love the way you chose each embellishment to have a special meaning. Very creative! I look forward to getting to know you. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Will visit again soon!

Hearts Turned said...

Hi, Liz! So wonderful to meet you! Love the cute little peek of you over your bloggerette project! What a beautiful job you did on it--love all the detail, embellishments & bling--perfect!

Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Julie from California

Lululiz said...

TWO fabulous creations with the sorority pic, and both them are fabulous. I really like that you have included embellishments which have special meanings, thats so thoughtful.

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

Both projects are just charming ... you have put much thought into your creations and it shows in the details ... well done, sister!!


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

What a gorgeous thing you did with your photo!
I am proud to be in such an elite Sorority with such wonderful people---like YOU!
Thanks for visiting Tales from Bloggeritaville!

(Today’s post: Reclaiming our Coast. see Mr McLinky to add to One Love, One Ocean link)

Live, Love, Laugh….
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Liz,
What a sweet pleasure to meet you, This blog-hopping is so much fun & your projects are simply lovely.

Janna said...

Hey yo Mama!! You're in a sorority now? Cool beans! I didn't get to see this post because I was in Albuquerque... soooooooo frickin' cute! Your craftiness knows no boundaries. Love you!

Lynn Stevens said...

There you are peeking behind that camera! I like your mod podge fix! great to meet you sister!

Lisa said...

I love your project! It is just great! This has been so fun!
Hugs, Lisa

Nelly said...

Hi Liz -- Greetings from another sister in Pennsylvania.

Your collage is just exquisite!! Love all the detail and the scrapbook layout is just awesome too.

I'm not inspired as well. Hope I see you around at my blog sometime.

Have an awesome day!