Friday, October 21, 2011

Sisters and Sisterhood

When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?  ~Pam Brown

What Can I say about sisters and sisterhood?  My younger sister and I are very close. While growing up, times were sometimes hard and filled with tears.  The way we grew up; James and Florida Evans were rich.  We had a nice modest home in a new subdivision; but behind the closed doors of our nice home, we were lacking in several areas.  My dad was juggling 2 or more families and there was never enough money to make the ends meet. Nevertheless, me, mom and my sister trusted in the Lord.  I also have to older sisters that, regardless of the circumstances of our births, we are close.  A few years ago, I found that I had yet another sister. Don’t even ask…
But, does blood relationships make you a sisterhood? I’ve read several definitions of sisterhood and looked at many sites on the subject.  (Please don’t look up Sistahood on the internet; you will get some pretty seedy links, NONE OF WHICH REFER TO ME AND MY BEAUTIFUL SISTERS).  So after reading the many definitions of sisterhood along with my own idea, a solid sisterhood can not be a blood relative. Natural sisters are nice and help each other because that is what family does; it's a obligation.  If my hair is busted and my shirt is to tight, my sister will not tell me.  But, my best girlfriend will say, "gurl, you missed it on that one, take that $$#! back!" She will see your man out doing wrong, will tell you the details, and plan a ninja attack with you.

 A real picture and example of sisterhood, is like the women of Girlfriends.  This show took a look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women and 1 man; Toni, Maya, Lynn, William, and Joan

 Sisterhood is a group of sisters that are as different as night and day, share a genuine love and respect of the differences that make us unique.  I have 4 sister-friends in my girl pack.  Over the next 3 days, I will introduce you to my girl pack .  

Sister 1: Shirley Shaw.  Shirley and I have know each other for over 35 years.  We went to the same church, lived in the same part of town, godmother to each others children, work together, and one day co-owners in a catering business. Shirley has my back and will tell me the truth.

Example 1: this lay out was created with DCWV (Spring 2007 stack) patterned paper.  I also used the program and the invitation to the luncheon to help tell the story.
Example 1b: I used raffia ribbons to accent the colors at the luncheon and the patterned paper. I love to tear paper; it gives the page more dimension. Raffia is very nice and inexpensive.

Example 2: This is the 2nd page of the 2 page layout. I made the butterflies and the vines with the Storybook Cricut cartridge and Recollections flowers from Michaels. I also used the place card because I thought it would accent our placement at the table.  Look at those boxes! Those boxes contained our lunch.

Example 2b.

I'm giving away 1 free My Memories Suite digital softwear. The guidelines are as follows.
  1. you must be a follower of my blog,
  2. comment on at least 3 of my  "Sisters and Sisterhood" post,
  3. visit the My Memories Site, and let me know what think of our products. 
  4. software winner will be announced on Friday, November 4, 2011.

Thanks for visiting! Peace and Blessings 2UIJN


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  1. That rafia ribbon is a great touch. Nice colorful lo's.

  2. Nice LO and love the ribbon nice colors add.

  3. great layout; love those flowers!

  4. Love the raffia ribbons and colors you used. I think I will try this. Also, I like the different packs available on Ny Memories site. Word Art was my favorite

  5. thanks you sisters. @Marionment. I'm just getting into digital scrapbooking and I love it already.

  6. Love, love, LOVE your LO's! Your whole tribute to sisters made me tear-up! *sniff, sniff* Thanks for sharing your heart and your talent during our celebration! :)

  7. I enjoyed your blog and will be back.

  8. I love your posting. Your candidness is refreshing. I love your layout. It's nice that you included the extra elements. TFS and the chance to win.


  9. Thank you sisters for visiting.