Sunday, December 21, 2014

Our 2015 Design Team!

We are pleased to announce our new and returning DT members for our first term of 2015!  It is sad to say good by to some of our wonderfully talented DT members that have grown to be more then friends over the past 2 terms and we wish them well in their future endeavors!  We are looking forward to continuing on our crafty journey with some new faces, here is a little about each of our new DT members. 

Hi, I am Alicia O'Bryant, a mother and wife who also works full time.  I have been crafty since childhood.  I owned a jewelry crafting business for over 20 years and have been paper crafting for almost as long.  I enjoy the city of life of Cincinnati, Ohio where I have lived for 18 years.  My son attends the School for Creative and Performing Arts downtown.    Work, school, restaurants and shops are in such proximity I can go for weeks without even getting on the freeway.  With that said, my family and I enjoy travel very much and love discovering kitschy and exotic places which make for some great scrapbook pages.  I love to create cards and mixed media projects as well.  I am very excited about working with all the great sketches here!


My name is Surama and I live in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with my mom, my sister and two cute cats. I'm single, no children.  I work in publicity at my own company: an agency of events and promotional marketing.  I've been scrapping since 2006 and never stopped. I love colorful papers, inks, stamps and now I'm really enjoying my Silhouette machine. For me, scrapbooking is fun, it is my pleasure and my joy. It is my therapy for sad days. Good memories and special moments of my life with my family and friends are the main theme of my layouts.  In addition to scrapbooking, I love listening to music, making cookies and candies, watching movies and going out with friends. I'm so happy to be here again!

Hi! My name is Leah.  I live in Alabama with my husband, Bobby and our son, Noah.  I work as an aide for the special education department in an elementary school.  It can be a very demanding job at times and scrapbooking is my outlet.  I started scrapbooking after my mom gave me a kit one year for Christmas and was instantly hooked.  That was eight years ago! I never thought I was creative until I started scrapbooking. I love everything about it! My blog is: http://leahbslayouts.blogspot.com/

This is me.  I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter and a friend.  My days are filled with cleaning dishes, driving kids to practice, kissing boo boos, singing nursery songs, calling a friend, folding mounds of  laundry, cleaning the dishes AGAIN, washing tushies and toes, tucking little ones in bed, and then doing it all again.  But in the crazy, in the busy, in the sometimes unbearably frustrating there is everyday perfection.  Moments where time seems to stop, you take a picture in your mind, and promise yourself you will never forget. Everyday perfection.  It is my hope that I can inspire others to notice those moments of everyday perfection and capture them.  Whether it is through a smile, a journal entry, a thoughtful card or a photograph.  You can see my work at findingeverydayperfection.com or follow me on Instagram at http://instagram.com/findingeverydayperfection

We are thrilled to welcome back for another term these returning members:

Mandy:

Lydia:


Michelle:

Wendy:

Susan:

Stop by and visit these ladies' blogs for some awesome inspiration!  2015 is set to be another banner year here at Sketch N Scrap!  We are excited to change up our fun "bonus" sketch from our 2014 Inspired By sketch challenge to a brand new feature we are calling "Twistback Thursdays".  This fun challenge will feature one of our older sketches (kind of our own version of Throwback Thursday) with a twist added into the mix!  This will be lots of fun and you won't want to miss it, so join us on the second Thursday of each month for this fun challenge starting in January of 2015!  We can't wait to kick off another fun year full of challenges, sketches and inspiration here at Sketch N Scrap make sure and join us on January 1st as our new DT kicks off our first challenge of 2015! 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Card sketch #40

We are down to the wire folks!  Are your ready for the big day?  Have you made your list and checked it twice?  I'm sure you've not been naughty but nice.....here's a sketch by Lisa for all you nice and not so naughty crafters!

Here is what our awesome DT did with the sketch:

Rachelle:

Hillary:

Mandy:

Lydia:

Heather:

Susan:

 Lisa:

I hope you will be able to squeeze in some crafty time for yourself during the holidays!  We would like to take this time to say goodbye to Rachelle, Darcy, Hillary, and Lissa, these talented ladies will be leaving the team and this is their last sketch with us.  We would like to wish them all well in their future endeavors!  We will be welcoming in a few new members starting in 2015 and will announce our new team tomorrow!  We have some new and exciting changes for you starting next year, so make sure and pop on over tomorrow to find out more!
We are pleased to announce another new sponsor this month, our very own DT member Mandy is sponsoring us with this awesome prize package from Stampin Up!!!!
This package includes: One birthday photopolymer stamp set, one acrylic block, some white bakers twine, Stampin dimensionals, a set of 6 whisper white note cards and envelopes, and six 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 designer patterned paper from the Fresh Prints designer paper stack!!!  How awesome is that?  Now you can make your birthday cards or scrap your birthday photos in style!  Make sure and check out all the lovely Stampin Up goodness Mandy has on her website HERE and don't forget to visit her blog, Mandy Reedyk Happy Scrappin' and leave her some love for this wonderful pack of goodies that one lucky participant will win this month!  
But remember you can't win if you don't play!
Here are the details of how to play along:

1. Make sure and link back to Sketch N Scrap in your blog post when sharing our sketch or a layout or card based on our sketch  (DO NOT USE THE DIRECT LINK, use http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com) 
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar.  Make sure and link up a DIRECT link to your blog post to allow us to easily locate your entry on your blog  Remember each submission will give you ONE entry into our monthly random draw for a chance to win our December prize!   
Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create!  
 Link up your projects by December 31st at 7 pm CST

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sketch N Scrap #71

Hello Scrappers! We are here to clear up those Monday "blues" with a brand new layout sketch by Kelly:


And now it's time for our amazing design team reveals:


Heather


Cathy


Darcy


Michelle


Wendy


Kelly

Wow!!! What amazing takes on the sketch! Love how everyone chose something different for the center strip of circles! Way to ROCK the sketch ladies!

Now it is your turn! Take some time out for you to regroup before the holidays and scrap!


We are pleased to announce another new sponsor this month, our very own DT member Mandy is sponsoring us with this awesome prize package from Stampin Up!!!!
This package includes: One birthday photopolymer stamp set, one acrylic block, some white bakers twine, Stampin dimensionals, a set of 6 whisper white note cards and envelopes, and six 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 designer patterned paper from the Fresh Prints designer paper stack!!!  How awesome is that?  Now you can make your birthday cards or scrap your birthday photos in style!  Make sure and check out all the lovely Stampin Up goodness Mandy has on her website HERE and don't forget to visit her blog, Mandy Reedyk Happy Scrappin' and leave her some love for this wonderful pack of goodies that one lucky participant will win this month!  
But remember you can't win if you don't play!

Here are the details of how to play along:

1. Make sure and link back to Sketch N Scrap in your blog post when sharing our sketch or a layout or card based on our sketch  (DO NOT USE THE DIRECT LINK, use http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com) 
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar.  Make sure and link up a DIRECT link to your blog post to allow us to easily locate your entry on your blog  Remember each submission will give you ONE entry into our monthly random draw for a chance to win our December prize!   
Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create!  
 Link up your projects by December 31st at 7 pm CST

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Inspired By Sketch #12

Welcome to our Inspired By Sketch! This month we were inspired by design team member, Cathy, who gave us a beautiful layout for Kelly to design the sketch:


Here is Cathy's gorgeous layout which inspired the sketch:
Friends First

and here are the design team layouts based only on the sketch provided:

Hillary


Lissa


Mandy


Heather


Chelle


Cathy


Kerry



It is so much fun to create a sketch from a layout and turn around and see the many takes on the sketch! Thanks to Cathy for a super creative layout to start! I hope this inspired you to create a fun layout as well!

We are pleased to announce another new sponsor this month, our very own DT member Mandy is sponsoring us with this awesome prize package from Stampin Up!!!!
This package includes: One birthday photopolymer stamp set, one acrylic block, some white bakers twine, Stampin dimensionals, a set of 6 whisper white note cards and envelopes, and six 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 designer patterned paper from the Fresh Prints designer paper stack!!!  How awesome is that?  Now you can make your birthday cards or scrap your birthday photos in style!  Make sure and check out all the lovely Stampin Up goodness Mandy has on her website HERE and don't forget to visit her blog, Mandy Reedyk Happy Scrappin' and leave her some love for this wonderful pack of goodies that one lucky participant will win this month!  But remember you can't win if you don't play!
Here are the details of how to play along:
1. Make sure and link back to Sketch N Scrap in your blog post when sharing our sketch or a layout or card based on our sketch  (DO NOT USE THE DIRECT LINK, use http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com) 
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar.  Make sure and link up a DIRECT link to your blog post to allow us to easily locate your entry on your blog  Remember each submission will give you ONE entry into our monthly random draw for a chance to win our December prize!   
Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create!  
 Link up your projects by December 31st at 7 pm CST

Friday, December 5, 2014

Card Sketch #39

Happy Friday scrappers! Today it is time for our first card sketch of December! If you haven't finished up your holiday cards, now is the time to wrap it up with this card sketch by Kelly:


Now for our talented design team reveals:

Rachelle


Hillary


Mandy


Susan

Lydia


Heather
 

Lisa


Amazing all the unique takes on the same sketch and a so much inspiration for all!

We are pleased to announce another new sponsor this month, our very own DT member Mandy is sponsoring us with this awesome prize package from Stampin Up!!!!
This package includes: One birthday photopolymer stamp set, one acrylic block, some white bakers twine, Stampin dimensionals, a set of 6 whisper white note cards and envelopes, and six 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 designer patterned paper from the Fresh Prints designer paper stack!!!  How awesome is that?  Now you can make your birthday cards or scrap your birthday photos in style!  Make sure and check out all the lovely Stampin Up goodness Mandy has on her website HERE and don't forget to visit her blog, Mandy Reedyk Happy Scrappin' and leave her some love for this wonderful pack of goodies that one lucky participant will win this month!  But remember you can't win if you don't play!

Here are the details of how to play along:
1. Make sure and link back to Sketch N Scrap in your blog post when sharing our sketch or a layout or card based on our sketch  (DO NOT USE THE DIRECT LINK, use http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com) 
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar.  Make sure and link up a DIRECT link to your blog post to allow us to easily locate your entry on your blog  Remember each submission will give you ONE entry into our monthly random draw for a chance to win our December prize!   
Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create!  
 Link up your projects by December 31st at 7 pm CST