Hi folks! As you all most likely can imagine, new endeavors are a learning experience, and so far Sketch N Scrap has been one for Jewels and I as we endeavor to make Sketch N Scrap a fun yet challenging place to hang with fellow scrapbookers here on the web. We are so excited by all the inspiration shared here on our blog, and we are thankful to those who have continued to support us by using and sharing our sketches through our growing pains. So it is with much excitement that we are announcing the launching of a new and improved Sketch N Scrap! Starting August 1st we will be posting our sketches on the 1st and the 15th of each month. You will have until the end of the month to create layouts based on our sketches. The new deadline starting August 1st for entries into the prize draw will be the last day of the month. That will give you more time to participate, and we hope it will allow those on a tight schedule more of a chance to play and maybe even win! Each layout will give you ONE entry into the prize drawing for that month, just make sure and link it up in our sidebar by the last day of the month at midnight PST. Since we are only doing one drawing, you will link up ALL your layouts for that month, no matter which sketch they are based on in the sidebar. By using the sidebar we hope that everyone who stops by our site will be able to see your submissions prominently displayed for added inspiration without having to scroll through older blog posts. We will continue to post additional sketches to promote our sponsors or other special occasions at times and these will also be eligible for the monthly prize draw. We are adding a new feature as well, starting August 20th, we will be adding a chance to be featured as a GUEST Design Team member for the following month. So each month on the 20th we will post an exclusive sketch for our Guest DT contest. You will have until the 27th of that month to complete a layout based on the sketch. The DT will then pick their fav who will be featured the following month as our Guest DT member. We will also continue to have a featured scrapper each month, who will be selected from all the scrappers who participate each month by completing at least one layout based on our sketches. I hope you are as excited about our changes as we are! To celebrate let's have a random give away! To be entered, please become a follower of our blog and leave us a comment by midnight PST on Saturday August 5th. To get another extra chance to win please help us spread the word about Sketch N Scrap.....just share about our site on another site, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc and post where you shared (with a link to your share) here in the comments section by Saturday August 5h at midnight PST! The prize you are playing for is a BRAND NEW collection pack from My Mind's Eye called Winter Wonderland! Aren't you ready for cooler weather? Well, I am and hopefully our winner will feel the coolness as she creates with this just released collection pack! Good luck everyone!