Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sketch N Scrap #55

Welcome to our mid month layout sketch for April! We would never know this is mid April in Texas with a freeze warning tonight! In fact, we may be setting records in our state tonight. Hopefully this spring-like sketch by Kelly will jump start your mojo and warm your heart while you take some time to scrap the ones you love.


Here is what our guest designer did with the sketch:

And here is what our design team did with the sketch:

Heather


Monique


Lissa


Darcy


Jennifer


Surama


Evie


Kerry


Kelly

Tamika

 

Now there is a fantastic variety of layouts! And it's your turn to upload one of yours for a chance at our great prize this month!

This month we have Creative Embellishments as our sponsor! Here is a little about Creative Embellishments:
 
Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments. Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around.
Creative Embellishments is offering one lucky participant a $20 gift certificate to their store!!! 
But remember you can't win if you don't play! 
 Here are the details:
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.
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar
NOTE: Don't forget to link to the direct post of this weeks challenge on your blog.  
Remember each submission will give you ONE entry into our monthly random draw for a chance to win the April prize!  Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create :o)
 So get  those layouts and cards started! International players are welcome to participate but are only eligible to win our prize should our sponsor choose to absorb the cost of overseas shipping.  Thank you for understanding. 
Link up your layout by April 30th at midnight CST!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inspired By Challenge #4

It's time again for another Inspired By Challenge! In case you haven't heard what this challenge is about, Lisa or I (Kelly) are always in search of a layout that we can feature and we will create a sketch based on that layout. This sketch was created by Kelly:


And here is the amazing layout the sketch was based on by Surama:


And now for the fantastic creations by the design team of the sketch (remember they have not seen the original layout):







 

 

Loving all these amazing creations using the sketch INSPIRED BY Surama's layout! We can't wait to see what you create! :)

This month we have Creative Embellishments as our prize sponsor! The Inspired By challenge gives you another chance at the great prize this month!

Here is a little about Creative Embellishments:
 
Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments. Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around.
Creative Embellishments is offering one lucky participant a $20 gift certificate to their store!!! 

But remember you can't win if you don't play! 
 Here are the details:
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.
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar

NOTE: Don't forget to link to the direct post of this weeks challenge on your blog.  

Remember each submission will give you ONE entry into our monthly random draw for a chance to win the April prize!  Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create :o) So get  those layouts and cards started! International players are welcome to participate but are only eligible to win our prize should our sponsor choose to absorb the cost of overseas shipping.  Thank you for understanding. 

Link up your layout by April 30th at midnight CST!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

April Card Guest Designer

Today we have our April Card Guest Designer Maria. 
 My name is Maria! I live with my husband Nicolas in Switzerland. Soon it will be one year of my blog http://maison-du-bricolage.blogspot.ch/ which I created after starting to be a crazy of scrapbooking.  Scrapbooking gives me inspirations, good mood for me and for people who are around me, be in touch with people from around the world who have the same hobby. Since I was small I created handmade crafts. Scrapbooking is everyday learning inspiration that show you different sides of life. In April I will be going to the master class of style shabby-chic. For me this style is like a new land. I'm scrapaholic and I love to have new collections and to give my creations to my friends and to see how happy they are.

For the moment mostly I do cards, but this year I gave myself promise do to layots more. I also like to make folders for CD’s or DVD’s, notebooks and various boxes. I like to find my inspirations in my surroundings and through anything that I see or touch.

Maria's card is absolutely darling! I love how she used the circle embellishments to make a flower. Stitching always makes such a great touch on a card and the jute bow adds just the right touch to the tag.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful card Maria!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Card Sketch #23

Happy Saturday to all of our sketchy friends! We are full of sunshine down here in Texas and loving it after some crazy storms rolled through here. Speaking of sunshine, we have some bright and cheery cards for you today along with a brand new card sketch for April by Kelly:


And now we have some wonderful inspiration from out design team:

Hillary


Ro


Stephanie


Heather


Rachelle


Brandi


Isbaha
 

 Kelly

Wow, so many creative takes on the card sketch! Love seeing through the eyes of each designer! We can't wait to see what you come up with and you will LOVE our prize sponsor this month!!!

This month we have Creative Embellishments as our sponsor! 
Here is a little about Creative Embellishments:
 
Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments. Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around.
Creative Embellishments is offering one lucky participant a $20 gift certificate to their store!!! 
 
But remember you can't win if you don't play! 
 
 Here are the details:
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.
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar
 
NOTE: Don't forget to link to the direct post of this weeks challenge on your blog.  
 
Remember each submission will give you ONE entry into our monthly random draw for a chance to win the April prize!  Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create :o) So get  those layouts and cards started! International players are welcome to participate but are only eligible to win our prize should our sponsor choose to absorb the cost of overseas shipping.  Thank you for understanding. 
 
Link up your layout by April 30th at midnight CST!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

March Winner and our Featured Scrappers

I am so excited! On the East Coast it is actually starting to feel like Spring :) which means lots of outdoor fun. Even though we know everyone will be spending more time outside enjoying the weather, we here at Sketch_n_Scrap are so excited to have you join us each month and hope that you are enjoying the sketches and inspiration from our awesome Design Team. Each new month is even more exciting than the last and the energy on the blog is amazing! The card and layout entries are beyond amazing and the level of participation keeps growing! We would like to give a big round of applause of appreciation to all of our followers and participants - you are the true source of our inspiration month after month!

Now on to the announcements for this month, drum roll please...............first our prize winner.
This month's winner by random integer is: #48......................................Congrats to Rita! Here is her fabulous entry:

Rita make sure and contact us at sketchnscrap@gmail.com for details on how to claim your prize! Congrats and thanks for playing along with us!

Now let's keep the celebration going by announcing our Featured Layout and Card designers for the month of March. First, the March Featured Layout designer! This month our DT picked Shirley ! Here is the layout she submitted -





We love Shirley's use of the sketch, she was able to make such an fun contrast with her pattern papers and then neutralize the colors with black and white photos. Her take on the sketch was spot on and was accented nicely with the embellishments.  Great work Shirley, Congrats and thanks a bunch for joining us!

Next we have our March Featured card designer and our design team picked Tatius!


Awesome use of the sketch and the color pallet evokes such a warm tone. Great use of the pattern papers. The metal accents and the decorative borders add such a special touch and gives the card a kind of antique feel.  Perfect for any occasion! Congratulations Tatius thanks so much for joining us!

Keep playing along each month for your chance to be picked as our featured layout designer or card designer and don't forget to visit their blogs to see more of our featured designers Shirley and Tatius awesome work! Thanks again to all who participated! Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Layout Guest Designer

Please join me in welcoming our April Layout Guest Designer Altina!


I have loved crafting since I was a small child.  Creativity runs pretty strong in my family.
I was introduced to the paper crafting world when I was sixteen, and I quickly fell in love.
I was truly amazed what all you could do with paper and a little ingenuity.
I am definitely a paper hoarder!! I have gobs and gobs of paper, and I LOVE Graphic 45. I probably use it more than anything! I recently moved, and it took almost five large boxes just to pack all my paper!!
My favorite way to scrapbook is from a pad of scrabook paper. I love how everything coordinates, and to me it just makes the creative process easier. I store all my scraps in ziplock bags labeled with what pad they came from.
On top of scrapbooking, I like to make cards, alter items I find at thrift stores, quilt, sew, embroider, paint, knit, and crochet.
Thanks so much to Sketch~n~Scrap for having me!!!
Check out my blog at www.thepaperlover.blogspot.com
 Here is the wonderful layout that Altina put together based off of yesterday's sketch. The layering of all of the papers and photos is wonderful! The ripped edges really add detail to the layering. 
Thanks for sharing your work Altina!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sketch N Scrap #54

No foolin' around here is our first sketch of the month by Lisa:

Here is what our awesome DT did with the sketch:











I know all of these layouts will inspire you to get your scrap on this week!  If that doesn't do it how about another wonderful prize????  This month we have Creative Embellishments as our sponsor! Here is a little about Creative Embellishments:
Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments. Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around.
Creative Embellishments is offering one lucky participant a $20 gift certificate to their store!!! 
But remember you can't win if you don't play! 
 Here are the details:
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.
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar
NOTE: Don't forget to link to the direct post of this weeks challenge on your blog.  
Remember each submission will give you ONE entry into our monthly random draw for a chance to win the April prize!  Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create :o)
 So get  those layouts and cards started! International players are welcome to participate but are only eligible to win our prize should our sponsor choose to absorb the cost of overseas shipping.  Thank you for understanding. 
Link up your layout by April 30th at midnight CST!