Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"Individually unique. Together complete." ~ Unknown
"A sister is a special friend you grow up with and never outgrow."
"There is no chance or choice when pledging, only strength and survival. Let your sisters give you the strength to survive" ~ Anonymous
"Sororities symbolize all that we wish to accomplish in our lives. They represent the struggles we all face as we grow. Why we cling to them no one can explain, but in the end, we are all stronger for it." ~ Unknown
"The group of people you associate with says a lot about your character. In my opinion, we're on the right track." ~ Unknown
We're not sisters by birth, but we knew from the start;
God put us together to be sisters by heart."
"We are sisters. We will always be sisters. Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song." ~ Elizabeth Fishel
"You should never look down upon a sister except to pick her up." ~ Unknown
"There's a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy.
Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves." ~ Anonymous
"To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confidante -- it is to have a soul mate for life." ~ Victoria Secunda
"What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it?" ~ Jenny DeVries
"When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?" ~ Pam Brown
See more sorority quotes.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
GREEK Halloween Sale Coupon CODE: PUMPKIN20- save 20%
Get your Spooky Weekend savings of 20% OFF at GreekGear.com (available for a limited time)
The big sale starts today and will continue thru November 1st! (2009)
So you're thinking about Christmas already even though Halloween is this week...hoping to buy your little or big sister something really special for Christmas this year. I am happy to announce a sale that can make everyone happy to start shopping for Christmas today. My favorite online Greek store is having a sale on EVERYTHING. Not just this and that, but everything that they sell, that is everything for your sorority, too, is on sale for the next 3 days, 'til the end of this weekend.
So in the busy fun of this upcoming Halloween weekend, take a little time to place an order while the 20% off is in effect. You'll be ahead of the game with your Christmas shopping, and you'll have 20% left in your pocket for the other presents you need to buy.
Just enter the coupon code "PUMPKIN20" in the coupon field at checkout and it will automatically deduct 20% from your order.This is a great help on an early start at Christmas shopping. Buy today and save. Hurry!...limited time offer -good through November 1.
If you want to jump right to your sorority page at Greek Gear, here are a few of the links:
- Alpha Chi Omega
- Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
- Alpha Epsilon Phi
- Alpha Gamma Delta
- Alpha Kappa Alpha
- Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority
- Alpha Sigma Alpha
- Alpha Sigma Tau
- Alpha Xi Delta Sorority
- Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
- Chi Omega Sorority
- Delta Delta Delta
- Delta Gamma Sorority
- Delta Phi Epsilon
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
- Delta Zeta
- Gamma Phi Beta
- Kappa Alpha Theta
- Kappa Delta Sorority
- Kappa Kappa Gamma
- Phi Mu Sorority
- Phi Sigma Sigma
- Pi Beta Phi Sorority
- Sigma Delta Tau Sorority
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
- Sigma Kappa
- Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
- Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I pencil traced my turtle pattern and the letters for Delta Zeta on the canvas purse. Then I painted the turtle pink and green with acrylic paint and the "DZ" letters green. After the turtle and the letters were dry, I heat-pressed the design with an iron set on medium.
Be sure to cover the design with a piece of paper before applying heat. Heat it with the iron for about 10 seconds moving the iron over the paper. The heat will set the design so it does not wash out ( in this case, you probably won't be washing the bag, but setting the painted design with heat is something that I do by habit)
Lastly, I tied a pink ribbon around the handle of the sorority bag for a nice accent.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
For ideas for handmade sorority ideas, Click Sorority Greek Letter Stamping Ideas
- 36 stamps in total; 24 letters and 12 pictures
- Each wood piece measures 1" x 1" x 3/4" thick
- Deeply etched & closely trimmed red rubber on 1/8" foam cushion
- Plastic storage case
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Sorority Paddles are still around though some frown upon them. Since they are for decorative and gift purposes only, I don't see why any should object.
Anyway, isn't this a beautifully decorated ? The sorority sister that made this, designed it around the theme, "Painting the Roses Red" Since Sigma Kappa's symbols are hearts and doves along with maroon and lavender as its colors, the design features all came together in the theme based paddle. She commented, "The paddle was very hard to take pictures of as I coated it in glitter and it was late afternoon but I think this picture turned out alright. :)"
I love the paintbrush full of red paint.....what a great touch? The 3D dove and rose at the top really set it all off.
Thanks to Rachel Rene for her Flickr picture of this Sigma Kappa paddle.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Sorority Afghans-code for discount(SALE no longer in effect: see end of post for new sale items at Greek Gear- 9-10-09)
Greek Gear is still having a sale on fraternity & sorority afghans. (as of April 9, 2009) Now is the time to get yours while the price is low. These Greek afghans incorporate your sorority crest in the design. They can be hung on your wall or actually used as a throw blanket.
Enter the word “Afghan10″ in the coupon field at checkout and $10 will automatically be deducted from your Greek Afghan purchase. (One coupon per order, per purchase.) You can click on the image below to get a closer look:
Added Sept 10, 2009:
SORRY, I just checked and this sale is over. Right now there is a coupon code for free shipping from Greek Gear. Free Standard Shipping Today. Use Coupon Code "ILOVEGREEKGEAR"
Also, the high quality HOODIES at Greek Gear have been on sale with coupon code.
Enter the word "Hoodie" in the coupon field at checkout and Greek Gear will automatically deduct $10 from your Greek Lettered Hoodie purchase if the sale is still in effect.
GreekGear.com carries any sorority or fraternity sweatshirt that you need!
Here are the Alpha Chi Omega and Chi Omega hoodies, the classic sorority letter sweatshirts. As the temperatures are dropping, you will feel warm and cozy in a soft fleece hoodie. They are made of low shrink fleece that is extra heavy . Greek Gear’s hoodies are unisex so they run large for women. Ordering a smaller size will be a better fit.
A great advantage of ordering from Greek Gear is the shipping deal. You just can’t beat their $5.95 shipping especially for a big!! order. Buy all you need at once and save on shipping. SEE BELOW for more details.
Greek Gear offers two shipping options to their customers: Standard and Premium.
Standard $5.95 Shipping – this option will enable Greek Gear to ship your order in the“best way,” choosing the most suitable means (USPS, UPS) to get your order to you. Upon COMPLETED order processing, your shipment will usually get to you within 5-7 days with the Standard option.
Premium Shipping – Within 2-3 days upon COMPLETED order processing. Once they complete the order , they will then have your order to you within 2-3 days. Premium prices will vary based on destination and weight.
GreekGear.com Take a look at Greek Gear for everything Greek!
Owls for Chi OmegaAlpha Chi Omega Merchandise
Have you made your little sister a sorority gift? or your big sister? Get out your digital camera and take a picture. Send it to me so it can be considered for a blog post. Share your good ideas. Show the world your creation. Connect to Sorority Sisters with your ideas. I would love to hear from you!! Send pictures or links to pictures to:
Sorority Notebooks- With a little bit of painting, make a cherished sorority notebook or scrapbook album
Matted Sorority Picture- Takes a 5 x 7 mat, paper and paint
Sorority Magnets– Acrylic paint makes creative sorority magnets
Sorority Greeting Cards– Easy-as-pie greeting cards for sorority sisters
More Sorority Greeting Cards Instructions- Another greeting card idea
ADII Sorority Candy Tin– Recycle a container into a cute sorority gift container
Sorority Letter Pillows- Precious Greek Letter pillow
Mascot Instructions– Turn a simple plush animal into your sorority mascot with this easy to make ribbon necklace.
Iron On Greek Letters Source for iron-on letters and ideas for using them.
Simple directions to help you make a letter tote from a tee shirt
How to Make a sorority picture frame (Delta Zeta)-Another easy acrylic paint project
AKA Frog Christmas Ornament– Make great Christmas ornaments with prepainted cutouts from craft store
Sorority Gift Baskets- Use scrapbooking paper & ribbon to embellish a basket
Sorority Pillow with Ribbon Letters- If you can sew a little, try this
Sorority Hat- This is cute and fun to wear!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Custom Designed Sorority Scrapbook Papers(added 9-10-09: SORRY! these scrapbook papers are not available now.)
I will leave the pictures on this page just for scrapbook inspiration. They are very beautiful and may give you some ideas. See other sorority scrapbook ideas.
Monday, January 26, 2009
I have found the cutouts pictured here in an eBay shop called the Texas Art Craft Store. They have a wide selection of wooden cutouts. Type your mascot in the store search box to locate the cut outs you need.
There are also wooden cutouts available at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels, however, the selection is limited. The craft stores usually offers turtles, frogs, ladybugs, lions, butterflies, and some of the other mascots. The neat thing about these cutouts is they are prepainted and they are really cute. If you haven't seen them yet, see if you can find them the next time you are in a large craft store like the ones mentioned above.
Use acrylic paints and a quality art paint brush to color the wooden cutouts. Then you can use them for any number of gift ideas!....
Phi Mu Lion or Alpha Delta Pi Lion
Paint a bunch of your wooden mascots to make gift tags that will be treasured and saved. They also make very special Christmas ornaments to represent your sorority. It is easy to glue both ends of a loop of ribbon to the cutout to make a pretty way to hand it up.
Alpha Epsilon Phi Giraffes
Glue your handpainted mascot cutout on the front of a scrapbook to make a custom designed scrapbook. You can also decorate a journal or any notebook to make it represent your sorority.
Delta Delta Delta Dolphins
Chi Omega Owl
Concerning Texas Art Craft Store on eBay:
These are so inexpensive and fun to decorate that you will enjoy thinking of friends to give them to.
Buy them in quantity to save money when you need to make more than one gift. They come in different sizes from small to large so you can choose according to your needs.
You might be interested to know that Texas Art Craft Store has very reasonalbe shipping charges when you order in quantity.
- They automatically combine shipping and the shipping charge is PER SHIPMENT-Not PER Item.
- Whether you buy one item or a thousand items from their auctions and/or their ebay store, the total shipping charge is ONLY 3.00.
- They pay everything over 3.00.
- Just don't pay after each item; click on the "continue shopping" button and your order will be combined when you finish shopping.
Alpha Delta Pi
Delta Delta Delta
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Wooden cutouts for crafting are usually available at craft stores or online.
Paint a batch of turtles and use them to make Christmas ornaments, gift tags (that will be saved). Glue one in the center of a scrapbook front cover to make a custom designed scrapbook. IN the same way, you can decorate a journal or any notebook to make it represent your sorority.
These are so inexpensive and fun to decorate that you will enjoy thinking of friends to give them to.
Directions are posted at our new Sorority Magnets page.
These sorority magnets are so much fun to make. The samples are made for Delta Zeta, but you can adapt for any mascot and Greek letters.
Look at craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Jo Anns, and usually what you need is at Walmart where you can find whatever need for this project. (40% Off the Regular Price of One Item at Joann.com (Code: DECA840)
Other Delta Zeta CraftsOther Sorority Gifts that you can make
Woodsie Multi-Pack at Joann.com
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40% Off the Regular Price of One Item at Joann.com (Code: DECA840)