Friday, January 29, 2010

Sketch 1-B for a 6x12" LO!

Sketch 1-B

A sketch for a 6x12" LO created by S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

11x14" Canvas created by Sketches: Creatively Yours Designer Sherry Owens

Trapdoor closed...

Trapdoor OPEN!

Sherry writes:"I needed to make a gift and I found the sketch most helpful when it came to the composition of this canvas. I'm sending you both views - with the "trap door" open and closed."
(I love it Sherry! It's ingenious!)

A 6x 12" layout created by S:CY Designer Ali MacDonald

"Fundy Geological Museum" (Parrsborough, Nova Scotia)

Layout created by S:CY Designer & Team Leader Ali MacDonald

"Grad" features Kate and her pony Oakley, AKA "Truly Scrumptious."

Grad Photos by Kristie Innes

Layout created by S:CY Designer Ali MacDonald

"Ocean," a dog we adopted on Canada Day, July 1, 2006

(Sketch was flipped side-to-side)

A Layout by S:CY Design Team Member Heather Redmore


Page featuring a new puppy created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sketch B by Guest Sketch Artist, Deanne Burton

Deanne, who calls herself a "scrap addict" (LOL) is a prolific sketch artist and scrapbooker/cardmaker. She has graced us with TWO sketches this month.
Deanne currently has a DT call out on her
Just my Sketches: the Blend site... don't miss it!! The application deadline is today, Jan 23, 2010! Deanne welcomes all applicants.
On we go to the business at hand... Here is the second beautiful sketch that Deanne created for us here at Sketches: Creatively Yours this month. This time, we have a layout sketch to share with ya'll.

Sketch #2: A Layout

Layout Sketch Created for S:CY by January Guest Sketch Artist ~Deanne Burton~

"It's School Time" layout created by S:CY Design Team Member

~Vivi Rahman~

"H2 Oh! babies" layout created by S:CY Design Team Member

~Janis Medina~

"Sheldon" layout created by S:CY Design Team Member

~Sherry Owens~

"Terrific toddler" layout created by S:CY Design Team Member

~Carla Robinson~

"Camera Shy" layout created by S:CY Design Team Member

~Helen Hollinger~

"My First" layout created by S:CY Design Team Member

~Irit Shalom~

"Chow Time" layout created by S:CY Design Team Member

~Misty Miller~

Once again, a HUGE thanks to Deanne Burton and my Design Team Members for their AMAZING work here today. You all ROCK!

To our followers and readers, be sure to post a link to your creations using this Sketch, we would love to visit your Blog/ Gallery and leave a comment! Here at S:CY, we are ALWAYS looking for Guests to join our team for a month! So please do participate!

Stay tuned for next Friday's post: a fun 6x12" LO Sketch!

Have a GREAT week!

Friday, January 22, 2010

A quick note....

Just wanted to let you know that I am going to post the wonderful Layout Sketch by Deanne and the Design Team's inspiring interpretations tomorrow (Saturday). Tonight I am celebrating a milestone with my family.

Have a wonderful Friday night!


Friday, January 15, 2010

January Guest Sketch Artist~ Sketch A

Sketch A January 2010 by Guest Sketch Artist Deanne Burton

I am sure you will all be as wide-eyed as I was when you see the versatility that Deanne's card sketch inspired in our S:CY Design Team. They never fail to deliver a beautiful job, and made me so proud once again. Bravo! My hat is off to you all.

Without further ado, here are the S:CY Design Team's interpretations of Deanne's Sketch! Enjoy!

A classy, timeless "Thanks" card created by S:CY Designer Carla Robinson

A "Friends" card with a stunning floral flourish created by S:CY Design Team member Michelle Hodges

A bright and chipper "Happy Birthday" card by S:CY Designer Helen Hollinger brings many good wishes!

S:CY Design Team Member Janis Medina includes a "Pocketful of Sunshine" in the cheerful, shabby-chic greeting card she created!

S:CY Designer Irit Shalom's bejewelled "Love" card boasts a classy French influence!

This simple "**Thanks" card by Yours truly (Ali) was used to enclose our 4 kids' notes of thanks mailed to family in Ontario after Christmas!

**All paper and cardstock for this card from Creatively-Green Scrapbook Store. [Patt Paper. Piggy Tales. Cardstock: C-G] Ribbon recycled from gift.

This crisp, bright school-themed card boasts an apple motif and pleated ribbon. It was created by S:CY Designer Vivi Rahman

This stunning "Now and forever" card designed by S:CY Design Team Member Jennifer Cassista will certainly get the happy couple off to a joyous start!

This glitzy 'n gorgeous Birthday Card by S:CY Designer Pam Sandy would brighten the day of any birthday girl!!


Well Done, Deanne! AWESOME work...Thank You once again!!

Well Done, amazingly talented S:CY Design Team!!

See you all next Friday, when Deanne shares ANOTHER great Sketch for us here at S:CY! (HINT: It just MIGHT be a LO sketch!)

Oh: Be sure to show us your Sketch A creations via the Comments box- leave us a link to your album or Blog! We'll come visit! PROMISE!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our Guest Sketch Artist for January!

It is with GREAT pleasure that I introduce Deanne Burton, our Guest Sketch Artist for January here at Sketches: Creatively Yours.

Deanne Burton, our January 2010 Guest Sketch Artist

Deanne is a good friend of mine, and I have had the pleasure of working alongside her in various Blogs and Forums on the web. (Plus, I am her biggest fan when it comes to her sketches!!) Deanne has "Guested" here before, both alone and with her talented sisters Carla Robinson and Susan Coish. It's my pleasure to welcome her back!

I asked Deanne to tell me a little bit about her collections. Having known her for awhile, I noticed that she enjoyed this hobby along with her scrapbooking, cardmaking and altering! So I asked her what the scoop was~! Here is what she told me...

I'm a collector of, let's see... SCRAPBOOKING supplies!!! Ha! Really! Oh, and I absolutely adore angels and I started a few years back collecting angel ornaments for my Christmas tree. I currently have over 300 and cannot even fit them all on one Christmas tree. I'm thinking of having TWO trees next year. I'm sure hubby will LOVE that idea!!! NOT!!!
Also in my kitchen when Christmas time rolls around, I put away all things "fruity" and bring out my darling Gingerbread Men, Women, Kids, and Houses! I think gingerbread are the cutest things!!! My darling sister (Hi Carla!!!) gives me an angel or a gingerbread EVERY Christmas (some years she gives me one of each!!! YAY!!!) because she knows how special they are to me.

Deanne is one BUSY woman. she lives in Newfoundland, Canada with her DH and 2 sons, plus Meika, her dog. In addition to being a Full-Time Grade 6 teacher, she works on several Design Teams, plus manages or participates in the administration of several scrapbooking-related blogs and a Forum. She is an inspiring force and an encouraging influence everywhere you find her.

Here are some of the sites Deanne manages or helps with. Be sure to check them out and say hi!

Forum: Sisterhood of Scrap celebrates the joy of scrapbooking with daily inspiration, weekly challenges, prizes, and more! All are invited to register to become a part of this creative and supportive scrapbooking environment!

Blog: Am I a Scrap Addict? features Deanne's DT creations and links to her tutorials. She is a prolific member of many Design Teams and especially loves to work with Digital images on her cards!

Blog: Christmas Cards All Year 'Round features a FUN monthly Challenge to create 5 holiday cards within certain guidelines! There are even prizes!

Blog: Just my Sketches and the Blend Features Deanne's unique sketches paired with songs to inspire you! Deanne also has a Design Team Call out right now and I encourage everyone to apply: Deanne is so much fun to work with and her sketches are so versatile!!

Blog: Create-it GREEN Here, Deanne and her Team of Co-Designers and Contributors inspires others to reduce, reuse and recycle items as part of the creative process, then share the ideas and creations with other crafters.

The first sketch of two created for Sketches: Creatively Yours by Deanne goes up tomorrow, along with our Design Team's interpretations of it.

But: as a special treat, and part of introducing Deanne, I wanted to post another of her amazing sketches from the past. (Yes, I have my favourites!) I pulled this one to share with you all:

Sketch by Deanne Burton for Sisterhood of Scrap, February 7, 2009

Be sure to include a link in the Comments section if you use the sketch! What can YOU create? We'd love to come see it!

Welcome Deanne! Thank You for sharing your talent with us!

Be sure to tune in on Friday, January 15th everyone, for the especially created sketch by Deanne Burton that will be posted for you to use and enjoy! Our Design Team has done some really fab things with it and I can't WAIT to show you!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Special Sunday Treat!

Seems that I am a little absent-minded and missed posting Ann's interpretation of Sketch #31 this week! How crazy! I only noticed this when tidying my e-inbox today! (Sunday.)
Ann didn't forget to send it (she never does, and is ALWAYS on time) nor did she mention that I had missed it. What a sweetheart!
I am really glad I noticed, but I must ALSO apologize to Ann for literally missing this lovely creation on Friday when I posted.

So.... today I have a Special Sunday Treat for you from my right hand gal: ... Ann Seleshanko!

A layout by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

Ann noted that the photos of these wildflowers were taken in Kananaskis, Alberta... a place I was never privileged to visit during my 5.5 years "out West." I SO loved living there! I CAN vouch for the fact, though, that the wildflowers in that province really are this beautiful!
Gorgeous Ann- thanks for the beautiful LO! You made my Sunday happier... Awesome memories for Peter and I.... our first 2 babies were born out West!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sketch #31

Hello everyone! Welcome to another fun Friday of sharing at Sketches: Creatively Yours!

Have you made time to scrap this past week? Remember how GREAT you feel when you scrap?

I'd like to offer Sketch #31 as inspiration if you're looking for a starting point!
Ahhh, let's sweeten the pot!
Everyone who enters a LO using this sketch and posts a link to it in the Comments section will have their name entered into a RAK from Yours Truly, mailed right to your door!!
Go, go, go!!!
RAK winner to be drawn by one of my kiddos next Thursday, Jan 14th!!

Sketch #31
Sketch created by Sketch Artist and Team Leader Ali MacDonald

A Layout by S:CY Designer Helen Hollinger
"The Color Purple"

The purple in this gorgeous layout makes me smile. How about you?

A Layout by S:CY Designer Victoria Warren-Mears

Victoria notes that these eye-catching photos were taken in LaPush WA at the Quileute Reserve (yes, of Twilight fame).

A Layout by S:CY Designer Pam Sandy

"New Wheels"

Pam chose rich colours & subtle patterns on her LO to showcase her two darling grandkids on their new bikes!

A Layout by S:CY Designer Jennifer Cassista

"Some Day '05"

Jennifer distressed her papers & embellies for this LO about Ryan and that totally awesome sports-car!! ("Me want one too!!!" Ahh, maybe SOMEDAY!! We can dream Ryan!)

Layout created by S:CY Designer Heather Redmore


Heather told me that she rotated the sketch and used the paper to represent some elements (ie~ the scrolls) in the sketch. She also added a button sun!

You all make me so proud, Heather, Jenn, Victoria, Helen and Pam! I have known a couple of you for years, and some of you are new friends, but please know how much I respect and value the work you are all doing here at Skethces; Creatively Yours.

This goes for every member of the 14-scrapper Design Team we have here at S:CY! I could not ask for a better Team! Bravo!!

Remember... If you try our sketch, I have a RAK being drawn among participants for Jan 14th at noon! One of my kids is off school that day and will draw a name!

On January 15th, I ALSO have a fabulous friend & Guest Sketch Artist to introduce. I can't wait to share the first of TWO creative sketches that she has done especially for S:CY!!

Become a Follower- never miss a thing! Can't wait to see your work!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sketch #30 by S:CY Sketch Artist and Team Leader Ali MacDonald

Sketches: Creatively Yours 12 x 12" LO Sketch

Sketch #30 Interpretation by S:CY Design Team Member Michelle Hodges

Michelle created a layout celebrating Christmas 2003

Sketch #30 Interpretation by S:CY Design Team Member Helen Hollinger

Helen's 12 x 12 LO celebrates family time spent in Malta

Sketch #30 interpretation created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

Ann used this layout to showcase her two sons in the autumn weather!
These photos were taken by the talented Lisa McDonald who is located in Calgary. Please call her if you need photos of excellent quality taken!!

Sketch #30 interpretation by S:CY Design Team Member Misty Miller

Frolicking in the snow- what could be more FUN?

Thanks for joining us today and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thanks to Misty, Michelle, Ann and Helen for the beautiful work. That started off the new year JUST right!!
Next Friday we will have an announcement about the identity of our Sketch Artist for the month January! Expect a sketch from that artist.... and be ready to SCRAP!