Friday, April 30, 2010

Sketch #0033 and a Special Assignment

WOW! It's the end of another productive and fun month- and Spring is here in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.... we are blessed! Sure hope nice weather has found you, too! I know Ann and her family have had snow in Calgary, Alberta! Yikes!  

Today I bring to you a sketch from April Guest Sketch Artist and CY Founder, Noella Arsenault! In addition, to celebrate the upcoming May 1st  National Scrapbooking Day,  I have a special treat for you in the form of 2 cards created by one of our Design Team Members, using Noella's recently featured card sketch!

Here we go! Welcome to S:CY everyone!

First, lets share a very versatile layout Sketch.

This one features some circular  elements and a strong linear point of anchor. It's very pleasing to the eye as you will see from our Designers' interpretations.


Sketch #0033

Sketch is from the CY archives, and was created by our April 2010 Guest Sketch Artist & founder of the original "Creatively Yours" blog site, Noella Arsenault


An Easter layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Misty Miller.
Misty chose to turn the sketch 1/4 turn to the right and her layout boasts  beautifully positioned Easter eggs, a CUTE bunny, and pastel colours that say "welcome spring!"
Another great job Misty!

"The Conversation"

With crisp colours and precious pics, mom of 2 and  S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko  captured an everyday moment between her two boys as they discussed the topic of  Pokemon. The crisp, vibrant  colours and use of the circular elements on the patterned papers draws us in & works so well here! Bravo Ann!

A special "Thank You" to our Designers today: Ann and Misty.

As Team Leader, it is always my pleasure to  be able to post your work here at S:CY.


Here is a little treat for you. In honour of the special scrappy day coming on Saturday, May 1st, I thought it'd be fun to feature a special assignment! S:CY Designer Terri-Ann Morris graciously agreed to provide us with 2 cards for use with one of Noella's most beautiful archived Card Sketches.

Card Sketch from the CY Archives

Created by our  April 2010 Guest Sketch Artist &  Founder of the original "Creatively Yours" blog site,  Noella Arsenault

"Nature"~ An autumn-themed greeting card

Created by Design Team Member Terri-Ann Morris on Special Assignment: April 2010
 The tilted title, fibers and colourful leaves add such visual interest here!

"Birthday Wishes" Card

Created by Design Team Member Terri-Ann Morris on Special Assignment: April 2010
I just adore the bracketed sentiment and the RED on this card! 

Thanks Terri-Ann, awesome job!!

A HUGE Thanks to Noella for being our Guest Sketch Artist this month here at S:CY!!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

If you try the sketches, leave us a link: we'll be by to visit!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sketch #0043

Sketch # 0043
created by S:CY  Guest Sketch Artist and Designer  Noella Arsenault

Layout created by S:CY Designer Debbie Ridlen

"Teach me Golf, Dad"
 Layout  created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

Layout created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens

"Well at Clermont"
Layout created by S:CY  Team Leader Ali MacDonald
 Please note:  LO was created for Avina's April Challenge at Savvy n Sassy.
 Pink velvet ribbon is from the Savvy n Sassy February 2010  "Cupcake Delight" Ribbon Kit. 

Great job Everyone!
TY Noella for the great sketch.

To our readers: if you try a sketch from S:CY remember to leave  us a link in the Comments section! We'll be SURE to visit you and leave some smiles! We are enjoying the participation from readers: you never know when we could ask YOU to be a Guest Designer!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Another April Sketch for you!

April Card Sketch created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

"Thinking of you" card created by S:CY Designer Jennifer Cassista

"You are special" card created by S:CY Designer  Debbie Ridlen

 (Debbie tells us that the little fence is wooden! Tree and bird are chipboard covered in patterned paper.)

Pair of  "Happy Birthday" cards created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens

 Sherry writes "I had such fun with the card I did 2 versions. I did it again using some of the same supplies and some different."

"Happy Birthday" card  created by S:CY Designer & Technical Advisor Vivi Rahman

"All Occasion" card created by S:CY Designer Jillian Anger

Jillian writes: "The card is made by using a felt coaster from Michael's as a mask and misting with green Maya Mist over top, then I used perfect pearls to outline the butterfly, and added pearls for the body. A few Primas, some pearl sprigs, dotted ribbon and a spray over the whole thing with Maya Road iridescent mist finishes it. :) Oh, and the base of the card is inked with the new Tim Holtz dark green distress ink."

"It's your Special Day" card created by Terri-Ann Morris

(Terri writes that "The Sugar Nellie stamp was designed by Sarah Kay & coloured with Promarkers. My Mind's Eye Bloom and Grow papers were used."

Birthday card created by S:CY Designer Lynn Marsh

Lynn writes that "WOW" is the acronym for "World of Warcraft", a computer game her son really enjoys. This birthday card was for him, and to personalize the card to his interests, Lynn incorporated a character from the game!

 "Happy Birthday" card created by S:CY  Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

 "Get Well Soon" card created by Designer Ali MacDonald

Ali's card was created using Bazzill CS, Scenic Route pp, Versafine ink in Caramel and horses stamp #187 by All Night Media. Button from friend Helen (TY!). Large blue ric rac from the  "April Skies" Ribbon Kit by Savvy 'n Sassy. 

"Cards for Lennon"
Please note....This card was created for an initiative to send cards to a little boy, age 3 1/2, named Lennon,  who is suffering from a recurrence of brain cancer. His Grandma has  said that the doctors have only given him a 20% chance in beating this. He needs our prayers.
 Please email me at if you'd also like to send a card to help offer this little boy and his Mommy some hope. I can thus give you the address.
 I heard today that Lennon is in hospital receiving his 3rd Chemo treatment.
Thank You so much!

Have a wonderful week everyone! Keep on creating! Try this sketch, leave us a link in the comments section! We'll pop over and leave you some love!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Blog Hop Crop!!!

Come one, Come all!

Come on over and see what's up!!!! Woohoooo, it's a blast over at Sisterhood of scrap!! ! Just one "hop" per day for 8 days... Prizes, RAKs, lots of time to complete and upload challenges, and friendly folks! We'll see you at the Blog Hop Crop! ALL WELCOME!


Friday, April 9, 2010

Still issues with Blogger!!

Can't upload your beautiful pics properly, S:CY DT.

I will keep trying! Trust me everyone who is waiting, there is some serious eye candy and a GREAT sketch going up as soon as I can get the "Compose" mode working.

Fingers crossed that blogger fixes this problem soon!
Sorry for the delay.

~ Ali

Blogger issues:

Blogger is having known issues (ie: a problem) for those using Compose mode for posts.

I can't upload our beautiful creations this way so will just wait until later to day (Fri Apr 9) Blogger is working on a fix. Thanks for your patience!

~ Ali

Sketch #0508 and DT Reveals!

Due to problematic issues with Blogger since Thursday, "compose" mode is not available to format the S:CY posts in the usual manner. Please accept this new way of doing things... (hopefully only for this week!)

All gorgeous DT layouts will be posted and a list will accompany them using the titles of the layouts as a reference in order to credit each S:CY designer for her work.

First, a versatile and fun 12x12" Sketch from our talented Guest Sketch Artist, Noella Arsenault.

Sketch #0508
Created by Guest Sketch Artist
and CY Founder, Noella Arsenault

Please be sure to check out the S:CY Designers' Blogs! Clicking on their names will take you there!

"The Gift" created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

"The Beauty of Spring" created by S:CY Designer Jennifer Cassista

"Happy" created by S:CY Designer Debbie Ridlen

"Ho Ho" created by S:CY Designer Cathy Sanders

"Criterion Restaurant" created by S:CY Designer Terri-Ann Morris

"In the Zone: Lightyear" created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens

"You Can Call Me 'Snow White'" created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens

"Tricycle Motor" created by S:CY Designer Jillian Anger

"Bryan- Grade 8 Grad" created by S:CY Designer and Team Leader Ali MacDonald. Savvy n' Sassy "April Skies" Ribbon Kit used here.

Thanks everyone for your wonderful work! HUGE "Thanks" to Noella for another great sketch!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sketch #1209 and DT reveals!

Sketch 1209

Sketch created by S: CY Guest Sketch Artist Noella Arsenault

This classy sketch, with its' rounded corners, flourishes, space for journaling and use of ovals will surely spark your creativity! Be sure to leave us a link in the Comments section (below) 'cause we'd love to come visit your Blog or Gallery and leave a comment or two! Remember, we are always looking for Guest Designers to help out the DT in creating sketch interpretations, and your participation means that there is more likelihood that you'll be asked to take part as a GDT member! Let's see your take on this gorgeous sketch created just for us by Noella!!


Layout created by Sketches: Creatively Yours Designer Terri Morris


Layout created by S: CY Designer Debbie Ridlen


Layout created by S: CY Designer Cathy Sanders

"Gravy Anyone?"

Layout created by Sketches: Creatively Yours Designer Misty Miller

Misty writes: "The journaling is probably hard to read - I had a lot to say.
Here's the journaling in a nutshell. My sister and brother-in-law were fixing breakfast, burned the gravy, and didn't mention it. They served it hoping no one would notice. As we were politely eating the burnt gravy, my niece came in and mentioned that the gravy tasted funny. Thank goodness she did! It's a family story they probably won't live down!"


Layout created by S: CY Designer Lynn Marsh

Lynn told me that this layout is special to her because it is a picture taken the day of her eldest son Joe's graduation from High School in 1998.

"Family Fun"

Layout created by S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Noella Arsenault: April Guest Sketch Artist!

Our S:CY April Guest Sketch Artist is none other than my good friend, and the founder of "Creatively Yours"-- Noella Arsenault, from Riverview, NB!

Welcome Noella!!

Noella has a creative soul, and is a phenomenal scrapper and seamstress. I first met her in 2007 when I joined the forum at Scrapbooker's Club House. Noella is an SBCH "Hall of Fame" member there. She progressed to the position of DT Coordinator and later, SBCH Blog Administrator. She provided Sketches for contests at SBCH as well!

She's an amazingly talented Sketch artist and I know you're going to LOVE what's she's brought to us this month here at S:CY.

Want to learn a little bit more about Noella? Read on!

Bio: Hi there, I am Noella Arsenault, Mother, Wife, Seamstress, Designer, Sketch Artist and Scrapbooker. Besides being an Administrative Assistant for a fence company for 15 years, I also own my own business called "No No’s Sew Hip Creations" where I create fun, hip, funky and original handbags, totes, headbands and accessories.

I love creating my bags for people to enjoy!

My designs are created with designer fabrics from well known designers such as Amy Butler, Michael Miller, Basic Grey (Yep, they have fabrics too) My Minds Eye, etc…
Scrapbooking for many years developed my eye for color, patterns and designs which I use today when choosing my fabrics!

Some of Noella's Gorgeous creations on display at her Moncton Market booth

You can find my creations at the Moncton Market every Saturday from 7:00am until 2:00 pm where I have a booth and display and sell my creations.

Noella's Moncton Market storefront

You can become a Fan of Noella's on Facebook too! Here is the link.

Check it out: No No's Sew Hip Creations on Facebook!

As a special April 1 funny little tidbit, I have to share with you that Noella lives in the town where I grew up... Riverview, NB... but we have NEVER met! LOL Want another treat? Sure you do!!

Here is a sketch created for scrapbookers/cardmakers by Noella when she was owner/admin here at Creatively Yours. Enjoy!

Isn't this a gorgeous sketch? It ought to whet your appetite for the sketches coming this month!

What can YOU do with this sketch? Be sure to leave us a link to your creation in the comments section and the S:CY Team will hop
on over to visit your Blog!

Thanks for being with us this month Noella! YOU ROCK!!