Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sister in the Bloggerette Society (aka It Was A REAL Rush)!

Well I was never in a sorority before and since I'm mmph60something older than dirt, never thought I would be.  But Karen at Some Days Are Diamonds (see the Sister button on the sidebar) has started one just for us bloggerettes.  Since I just found out about it today, rush week was literally rush 2 hours for me LOL  Our rush instructions were to use a very cool vintage picture and make something - anything - using it.  Once I saw the picture my mind went into overdrive as usual and here is the Sister Possibilities Box story.

There were five gals - Ruthie, Belle, Linda Sue, Elizabeth, and Winifred - who decided to start a sorority called the Fine Penmanship Society.  The sisters (and three were really sisters - look at the three in the middle of the picture - don't they favor each other?) were a very colorful bunch.  Ruthie was the wild one of the bunch and Winnie (Winifred) was a little loopy.  The sisters, Belle, Linda Sue, and Elizabeth were very thoughtful and tried to keep everyone in line.  It was decided each should have a special "possibilities" box in which to store their favorite papers, pens, and inks.  I believe they were the first official scrapbookers and altered artists.  I was lucky enough to find one of the boxes and oh my, what treasures were inside!  I do believe I must have found Ruthie's box because there were calling cards - most containing names - shall we say of the 'male species'.  Oh and some VERY racy love letters.   Perhaps I'll share some of the treasures here on the blog one day.


Now keep in mind when you look at this picture that I had just come home from a long day at work, it was about 90 degrees in my studio, AND I don't like to have my picture taken.  But rush rules are rush rules so here you go.


Untie a ribbon in your life – you might find an adventure!
  

46 comments:

  1. I think your box is LOVELY and so are you! I love little boxes of all kinds! The picture of the pretty ladies on top of yours makes it all the more special.

    Thank you for sharing, Sista!

    xoRebecca

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  2. Ahhh Jill...Sister you are beautiful and you shoudn't fret about your own reflection! I think we all were told that if we smiled too much than we were vain or something...and that wasn't lady like...well those days are over....right Sister! Lovely box to collect all your Sorority souvenirs and secrets! So glad to see all the wonderful creations that everyone is coming up with! Have a great evening, fondly, Roberta
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

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  3. Hi Jill,
    Your rush project looks great and so do you!
    xo Your sister JoAnne

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  4. Hi Jill, it's nice to meet you!
    Your special box is beautiful, I love it!
    And I enjoyed reading your sweet story.

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  5. Hello New Sista...I too am Jil, only with one L. How cool is that?
    And, we both did boxes....Amazing is all I can think....
    Jil
    xo
    PS You look very good for 90 degree weather!

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  6. Love your ribbon embellished box. Its just adorable. Glad to have you as a sista.

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  7. G'morning, Sista....

    You are just as cute as you can be..and I LOVE your sweet and a little bit sexy box. You did good, girl!!
    xo, bj from TEXAS

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  8. What a lovely box. Great for storage, too. Nice to meet you, Sister.

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  9. Hi, from New Jersey. What a lovely post and such a lovely take on the photo. Can't wait for the rest of the upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.
    Hugz,
    Zandra

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  10. ...and did I tell you I am now a follower??
    Thank you very much for following me..AIN'T LIFE GRAND !!
    XO bj

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

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  12. Loved your story and your picture! :) xo Lynn

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  13. I have a few boxes that I have collected, and I like how you displayed the picture.
    The doll at the top is incredible, and I guess you created her.
    My picture remains the original one we were given due to computer problems and the fact that I do not know how to do much with the computer.
    Nice to meet you.

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  14. Hello Jill,
    So glad to meet you. Your box is wonderful!
    I sure hope you decide to share those letters one day. What an amazing treat that would be :0)

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  15. Hi Sister Jill! I love your cute box! Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)
    sorority sis from Texas

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  16. Hello Sister Jill!
    I have untied my ribbons and am hoping for an adventure!!
    What a wonderful idea for a memory box!! I am loving it!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
    Hugs and Smiles,
    Lynn

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  17. Welcome sister and what a creative story! I love your project and you look divine :)

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  18. Great story and beautiful box to save it in too!
    (())

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  19. Atta girl, Ruthie!
    Love the story and love the 'possibility box'. xx

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  20. Great job on your Rush project!! 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.

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  21. I love treasure boxes!:)
    Good Job Sister!

    ~Liz

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  22. A lovely box to store things in. Nice to meet you sorority sister.

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  23. I Love your sweet story! Perfect! And I agree, the three in the middle do kind of look like they resemble each other! Love the box, and the pictures and now I am off to gaze at your studio!
    Glad you joined in!
    Enjoy your weekend! Karen

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  24. I love your header picture, how fun is THAT?

    Keetha from The Eclectic Company

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  25. Hello there Sista. You did a great job on your project! Your box is just lovely! I also adore your header...too cute!!!

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

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  26. Love the story to go with your beautiful box!

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  27. Hi Jill, so nice to meet you sista! You did a great job for being in a RUSH..and you even named the girls..!
    Have a great week

    Barb

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  28. What a pretty box, great job! I am now following my new sister!

    In the sisterhood,
    Jacalyn

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  29. Your so clever and creative!

    I so apprecaite kind words and support. I hope you too will open the door.

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  30. Hi, Jill! So wonderful to meet you! Love your beautiful box, and the story that goes with it! Looking forward to so much fun in our new sorority!

    Julie from California

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  31. I am so excited about this new part of blog land...So glad to meet a new sorority sister....Hope you will stop by and visit me...I have a giveaway I am drawing for tomorrow...

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  32. So lovely to meet you and wow that was a rush, you still beat me done!(hangs head in shame)A beautiful creation as well!

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  33. GREEN IS YOUR COLOR TO WEAR MY NEW SORORITY SISTER,
    I LOVED THE STORY OF THE SISTERS AND YOU FINDING RUTHIES POSSIBILITY BOX. YOU ARE VERY CREATIVE.
    I WILL ALSO BE JOINING YOUR BLOG...I LOVE IT.
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  34. Hi Jill, The box is lovely. Glad to be your new sister and friend, XXMollye

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  35. Love your project!!! Nice to meet another sister!

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  36. Your little story made me smile and your box is lovely. It is so nice to meet you. I think that the pictures were a great idea!

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  37. Such a sweet pleasure to meet you and your project!
    enJOY,
    Kimberly

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  38. Your box is just lovely, as are you!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Anne

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  39. Oh you look beautiful..and hardly look older than dirt...lol. Now Jill...you need me there to take photos of you!!!! Then you will be right!!! 90 deg...oh stop bragging...it is cold here today...sick of being cold. Saw a show about a murder in Marietta today and they showed the big interstates there .... reminded me of you today. xx

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  40. Hello again, Sorority Sista...
    Thanks so much for stopping in today..I laughed at your tomato and mayo sandwich (ewww) but Mr. Sweet loves them just like you do! :))
    Good luck on my giveaway..
    You might could get something really cute with seventy bucks...:)
    xo bj

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  41. When I was a little girl. I loved to walk down our dirt raod ( we lived way out in the country ) and the queen anns lace just mezmerized me. I thought the buds looked like birds nest and could never understand why birds did not use them for such as I was always looking for eggs in them-- DAHHHH My wee young brain did not think far enough ahead to see that the buds only stayed that way for a short time till they opend. TEE HEE. Love th Queen Ann wace pic. we do not have them here in NM .

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  42. Greetings from Pennsylvania. Your box is beautiful. So nice to meet you in this sorority!!

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  43. I love your box and you look absolutely charming holding it! I am very pleased to have you as a new sister! I'm going to take your advice and untie a few ribbons of my own. I'm signing to follow and will visit again soon...

    Lynette

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  44. Hello there Sista. Love your R*U*S*H project!! I'm excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N to come! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here but trying to visit each and everyone!
    Terrie

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  45. Oh Jill...your photo is beautiful. I hate having mine taken because mine does NOT come out looking good like yours. Love that project too. You did a great job on it!

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  46. Love your box! I'm still working at getting around and seeing all the lovely projects!

    I enjoyed the letter from the fellow to Lilly. Very sweet.
    Take care, blog sista sandy

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