Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Dual Announcement!

It's September 1, can you believe it?

My 4 children head back to school tomorrow after a relaxing summer filled with leisure time and LOTS of fun jumping on their new 12' trampoline! For my daughter Kate there was also lots of riding and Pony Club activities to enjoy.
With the advent of a brand new month, it is time to say a HUGE, WARM "thank you" to our August 2009 Guest Designer, Angie Redhead. Angie brought some extra-special creative variety to our sketch blog in terms of showing us how sketches can be used for more than scrapbooking and card-making. Exceptional ideas and creativity!
"THANK YOU Angie!"
It was a complete pleasure having you with us last month! You're such a treat to work with... Keep up the awesome job you're doing with ScrapScene- it's an amazing source of inspiration and information for scrappers everywhere! I never miss an "issue!"

September brings more extraordinary talent to Sketches:Creatively Yours!

I have some very special news to share today via a dual announcement.

We are overjoyed to have Guest Designer Vivi Rahman and Guest Sketch Artist Deanne Burton with us this month! These two women of creative vision share their love of scrappin' with us here so that we can get to know them better through their mini-bios and projects.
~ Vivi Rahman ~
Vivi is not a stranger at CY!! She has been a Guest Designer here in the past, & has designed several DT blinkies in addition to the current (and gorgeous!) header for the blog.
Welcome Vivi!

Creatively Yours September 2009 Guest Designer Vivi Rahman

Vivi told me that she lives "in Brunei, a tiny country on Borneo Island." She says that:"The weather is always warm here just like Singapore/Malaysia."
Here's the link to Vivi's Blog.
Vivi's Mini-Bio:
"I am happily married with a very supportive man and blessed with a sweet lovely daughter. I am an owl scrapper [*hoot*] because I only scrap at night when everyone else is in bed. I like mixing different kind of papers rather than sticking to one brand and I simply scrap as soon as mojo drops in hence my pages are ranging from shabby chic style to spunky looking layouts. I love challenges as it enables us to explore our ability to go as far as possible with our never ending imagination. I am pretty sure the end result would be one fabulous achievement one deserves to earn."
Vivi's fave LO:

"Photo Booth," a LO by CY September 2009 Guest Designer Vivi Rahman

Vivi's Fave Project:

"Perfect," a mini-album all about Vivi's precious daughter, Alya

Mosaic Photo of the mini-album project:

Inside views of "Perfect," a mini-album by CY-Guest Designer Vivi Rahman

I can 100% guarantee that we're going to enjoy some beautiful and inspiring work from our Guest Designer this month, so stay tuned! Again-- welcome to Sketches: Creatively Yours Vivi!

Our second announcement involves SKETCHING!

I've invited talented & prolific scrapper and Sketch Artist Deanne Burton to work with us at Sketches: Creatively Yours this month!

~ Deanne Burton ~

In addition to scrappin' and cardmaking, Deanne creates sketch designs for both cards and layouts. She's no stranger to the Sketches: CY sketch blog, having been a Guest Designer with 2 of her sisters (Carla and Susan) a few months ago. I'm delighted to have her with us.

Welcome Deanne!

Sketches: Creatively Yours September, 2009 Guest Sketch Artist: Deanne Burton

Deanne's Mini-Bio:

"My name is Deanne Burton. I'm a loving wife and mom. I am also a teacher of fantastic grade 6 kids (love 'em to pieces! Super bunch!) I live in Newfoundland, and wouldn't live in any other place in the whole wide world!

I should have said first and foremost, I AM A SCRAP ADDICT! There, I said it!

I have always been creative and have always done some sort of craft for as long as I can remember (even as a toddler!). Right from the first time I put a crayon in my hand, to now I have loved to create!

Scrapbooking allows me to do EXACTLY what I want with a picture and piece of paper! Awesome feeling!My scrapbooking is my passion, my pastime, it is ME!!

I HATE sitting with nothing to do. Idleness is just not "my thang!!!" My hands have to be doing something, so what better to put into busy hands than some great pictures, pretty papers and ribbon, brads, buttons, paint, chipboard, rubons, flowers, ink, glue dots, stamps, and scissors!!!!!!!!

I just love it, I really do!!!!!!"

Would you like to see more of Deanne's work? Here are the links to her blogs:

Am I am Scrap Addict?

Just my Sketches

Christmas Cards all Year 'Round

Sisterhood of Scrap [Challenge Blog, shared with sisters Carla and Susan]

I am a HUGE fan of Deanne's Sketches, and I am going to step outside the usual introduction-box a little bit and share with you MY favourite Sketch of Deanne's, plus a LO I created with it.

Ali's favourite "Deanne Sketch"~

Sketch by Deanne Burton, for "Sisterhood of Scrap" blog~ Dec 1, 2008

Ali's interpretation:

"Brown Eyes": A 12x12" layout by Designer Ali MacDonald based upon the above Sketch created by Sketch Artist Deanne Burton

Really looking forward to what your talents bring to us here at Sketches: Creatively Yours this September! Could it get ANY better?

Thanks Vivi and Deanne!!


  1. Thanks Ali for this coolness opportunity! <3 <3

    Deanne creates awesome sketches too!

  2. Congratulations, Vivi and Deanne!!
    Your creations are amazing!!

  3. Soooo happy to have you both with us this month, Deanne and Vivi!

  4. Welcome to CY ladies! Love your stuff!

  5. Welcome to Cy! Can't wait to see more of your work!

  6. Welcome to CY! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

  7. Great to have you here this month. Can't wait to see your creations. I'm sure they'll be gorgeous.

  8. Nice getting to know you both! Looking forward to lots of inspiration here! (thanks Ali!!)

  9. Thanks for the great opportunity, Ali!!! Love creating sketches, you know that!!! hehe!

  10. LOL Deanne, we're thrilled to have you and Vivi here with us this month- And yes, I know ya love to create sketches, I am for sure one of your biggest fans, right?! TY for joining us this month- Hope to see you here often! ((hugz)) dear!

  11. looking forward to be inspired!!! vivi and deanne are both very talented!!!