Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sketch #36-10

Sketch #36-10

Sketch created by S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

  Please enjoy what members of the Sketches: Creatively Yours Design Team have come up with to interpret this rather challenging Sketch!

"Washbasket Bunny"

Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Cathy Sanders

Doesn't every Mommy, Auntie and Grandma have pics of kiddos doing silly things like this? I know *I* sure do! LOL :o) Happy memories!
really like the green ric rac you used, as well as the uneven-stripe paper Cathy!


Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Terri-Ann Morris

How awesome you're taking the time to document photographs from years ago, Terri! I think you may be a budding vintage-style scrapper: Great job. those flower clusters look great!

"Our Little Piece of Paradise"

Layout  created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

Ann, I love the mixture of patterned papers you used here... as well as the stitching and yummy turquoise ric rac! Beautiful place!

"What was it?"

Layout created by S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

Ribbon and extra-large ric rac: April "Boys n Dirt" Kit purchased from Savvy 'n Sassy store
Crocheted flower available at SnS store
My  "Scruffy Posies" tutorial  is available over on the SnS Blog

Thanks everyone, for your creations using this very challenging sketch!

We would LOVE to see what our loyal Blog "Followers" and readers come up with! Be sure to leave us a link in the Comments section and we will be sure to visit your blog or Gallery to see what you've created!
Our Team will leave you some "love" so be sure to leave us a link!

A special thanks...

And now, I must say a huge and sincere thanks to our Guest Designer this month, the awesome Andrea Wiebe. Her joy and love for life shine through in all she creates and it's contagious! Thanks for being with us, Andrea. You made the beautiful month of May more fun and inspiring!
 Andrea is busy teaching online scrappy classes right now. Cool!  

Have a wonderful week everyone!!


Friday, May 28, 2010

The May 28th post... will be posted May 29th!!

Thanks for your patience!

Just a heads up that we will have a unique sketch and 4 new interpretations to share!

See you on Saturday!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Welcome to a NEW S:CY Designer!

Hello Everyone! I have some very exciting news!

Please welcome Janice Coble to the "Sketches: Creatively Yours" Design Team!!!!

 S:CY Design Team Member: Janice Coble

Janice has been a regular participant  at S:CY, & has oodles of talent, so it was with great pleasure that I was able to ask her to join us.  

Janice kindly provided a bio to help me introduce her.

Hi! My name is Janice. I live in Illinois about 45 miles southwest of the Windy City, aka Chicago. I have grown-up twins (29 yo), 5 nephews and 1 great-nephew ~~~ yes a family of ALL boys.

I am a bowler with a 185 avg and enjoy going to tournaments around the country (Reno, NC, Texas in recent years). Oh yeah, I also have a real job, I am an Assistant Admin with a scientific research laboratory --- that is not as complicated as it sounds!

I started this craft venture way back when I was 9 or 10 years old. A neighbor taught me to crochet and I was hooked (no pun intended). A few years ago a co-worker started having card-making classes at work and I took the opportunity and ran with it.

I’ve only made a few layouts that I refuse to show anyone but the DH, so hopefully this will improve my skills. What ever the end result is my “style” and I gravitate toward sketches more often than not.

I love ribbon and literally have 6 drawers full of ribbon ~~~ all colors, textures, and styles. Flowers are also a favorite and I love to make my own. I am so looking forward to being a part of the S:CY DT and thank you Ali for extending the invitation!

Welcome Janice!!!! So thrilled to have you with us!

Janice shared 2 projects for us to use in her introduction. Her hubby helped her decide which ones to send in! (Seems he has a very good eye!)

Lovebirds card

Card created by Janice Coble

"Home Sweet Home" card
 Card created by Janice Coble

I just love all the little details Janice has incorporated into her cards: the bows, shaped cardstock, scallops, flowers and pearls! And-- the colours are just beautiful!

Here is a card that Janice made with Ann's most recent S:CY Card Sketch! Isn't it pretty!!!?

All occasion card

Card created by Janice Coble w/ a Sketch by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

Here is Janice's Blog.
Be sure to check out her lovely work!

WELCOME to "Sketches: Creatively Yours," Janice!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Freebies to share!

I just posted links to about 60 scrap-related FREEBIES on my "Lovingly Created by Ali"  Blog. Come by and wave hello! Link is HERE.

See you soon, I hope!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sketch #35-10

Sketch #35-10

Sketch created by S:CY Sketch Artist & Team Leader Ali MacDonald

"Learning to Run"

Layout created by S:CY May Guest Designer Andrea Wiebe


Layout created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens

"Having Fun with Friends"

Layout created by S:CY Designer Misty Miller


Layout created by S:CY Designer Debbie Ridlen

 Debbie states that she turned the sketch on its' side  for this 12x12"  layout of her niece  going to her first Prom.


Layout created by S:CY Designer Jillian Anger
 Jillian adapted the sketch for use with only two photos, and used KikiArt paper on this layout

"Run and Jump"

Layout created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

"Merit Certificate"

Layout created by S:CY Designer Cathy Sanders

 Wow!! What a huge variety of layouts we have here this week, depicting the joy of learning, the fun of recreation and fitness activities, milestone events and more... all from ONE sketch! Thanks to all the S:CY Designers and our Guest Designer Andrea Wiebe for their creations using Sketch #35-10.

If you try the sketch, please feel free to share a link with us in the comments section. Our team would love to see what you create, and will be sure to leave you some comments!!  

Friday, May 14, 2010

May Card Sketch!

Our wonderful card Sketch Artist and Senior Design Team Member, Ann Seleshanko, has created a versatile new card sketch for the month of May.

Enjoy the creations from our talented Design Team!!
And... Thanks Ann!

S:CY May Card Sketch
Card Sketch by S:CY Card Sketch Artist Ann Seleshanko

"Happy Birthday" Card

Multi-layered, soft floral card created by May 2010 S:CY Guest Designer Andrea Wiebe 
 I am in love with the lace and pink ruffly flower! Bravo, Andrea!
And...Guess what? Andrea is teaching an online class all about making flowers!
Check out her class HERE.

"Happy Birthday" Card

Adorable, 3-D  "recipe" style card created by S: CY Designer Terri-Ann Morris.
Look at those darling little critters baking a treat!! **Grin** 
This card is yummy!!

"Congratulations"  Graduation Card

A card destined to be a special keepsake, created by S:CY Designer Misty Miller.
Adding a circular element with the big button was the perfect touch, Misty!!
Love the little smiling "Grad!"

"Bloom" Card

Beautiful autumn-coloured, layered and stitched card created by our S:CY Senior Designer, Ann Seleshanko

(Note: Ann is a Certified Copic Instructor, and her card's sweet image was coloured with Copic Markers. If you'd like more information on Copics, please check out the NEW  Savvy 'n Sassy Copic Club: you'll find very special Copic prices, awesome deals, two certified instructors, Copic tips, teaching, learning, sharing and fun! I am sooo impressed with it!)

 All-occasion Greeting Card

Peaceful, feminine card created by S:CY Designer Jillian Anger: So calming, so versatile! What a great way to let a friend know you care.
Awesome, Jillian.

"Just a note" Card

Beautiful vintage-style notecard  created by S:CY Designer Jennifer Cassista.
Who wouldn't LOVE to receive this gorgeous card? I really  love the addition of the feather.
A real treat for the eyes!

"Mom" Card

Floral-themed greeting card for a Mom created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens. Sherry tells us that she flipped the sketch 1/4 turn to the left for this gorgeous card, which cleverly uses a tag as the focal point, effectively anchoring the greeting. Super!

"Happy Mother's Day"  Card

 Beautifully textured card created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens. Sherry writes that this was the Mother's Day card she gave her Mom. Sherry said: "She loved it and even wants some scraps so she can decorate a matching birdhouse. "
This is so wonderful! Sherry, we'd love to see the birdhouse your Mom makes!  
Sherry used October Afternoon papers here,  with Prima flowers. She writes that the layered flower on lower right was made  using  antique book pages, and was created by S:CY "Hall of Fame" Designer Pam Sandy. Sherry reports: "Her flowers are amazing!" (I have to agree!)
 Hope you've enjoyed the beautiful  May card sketch and our Designers' creative interpretations. When you try this sketch, be sure to leave us a link in the Comments section so that we can go visit your Blog and see your project(s)! We'll leave some love, for sure!!!!
And, remember... we are always looking for talented Guest Designers among our S:CY  blog sketch participants!
HINT, HINT: I'm looking for  Guest Designers  for JUNE and JULY right now, as a matter of fact!  extra sure to try the card sketch! (Yep, you can turn it into a LO or even an altered item if you like!) Tell your friends to go for it, too!!
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sketch #34-10

Sketch #34-10

Sketch created by Ali MacDonald, S:CY Team Leader

"Oh Boy!"

Layout created by S:CY  Designer, Cathy Sanders

A handful of fun pics of a little guy playing golf are combined with POPS of red and orange. The RESULT? One GREAT layout celebrating a rockin', kid-friendly day!

 "Workin' the Soose"


Layout created by S:CY Designer Jennifer Cassista

How could we not TOTALLY adore this LO? Jenn combines a precious photo, cute title, lacy look and floral cluster... and makes everyone smile. So soft and uber-pretty!!  

"My Guy and Me"

Layout created by S:CY Senior Designer  Ann Seleshanko

Ann set off the beautiful photo with rich colour, 3-D embellies, Bo Bunny papers and a perfectly positioned title. This layout really "speaks" volumes. Gorgeous work!


Layout created by S:CY Designer Debbie Ridlen
Brights speak the language of love beautifully here in a layout featuring a floral paper, flower embellies, buttons and a birdie~  visual perfection! Way to go!

Thanks so much to our  four  wonderful Designers this week for their creativity in using Sketch #34-10! You rocked it Ann, Cathy, Debbie and Jenn!!!

 It is with some sadness that we must say a warm farewell to Vivi Rahman today. Vivi has been a Guest Designer, a Design Team member AND our Technical Advisor for several terms here at CY/S:CY.   She has truly been generous in sharing her talents with us! Vivi is the designer of the header here at S:CY  and has been instrumental in designing our Blinkies... needed for the DT,  various events and our Guest Designers!

Vivi leads a busy life and is leaving us to continue spending quality time with her family and  to work on her career. We all understand: family first, always.

We wish you all the best Vivi! A warm THANK YOU!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Weekend everyone!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1: A Special Guest!

May is a special month for scrapbookers. It boasts National Scrapbooking Day-- May 1st!

And... that's today!

What a treat for me to be able to introduce our Guest Designer on NSD:  Andrea Wiebe has graciously agreed to be with us this month as a part of our Design Team!

May 2010 "Sketches: Creatively Yours" Guest Designer
 Andrea Wiebe

Proud Guest Designer at S:CY
Andrea shared a little bit about herself when I asked her to...
Hi there! I'm just delighted to be this month's guest designer at Sketches: Creatively Yours! My name is Andrea and I live in beautiful Westbank, B.C., where I homeschool my three children (Bre 15, Andy 13, and Em 11). I've been papercrafting for the past 7 1/2 years and I've been loving every step of the journey. I currently design for Maya Road and Upsy Daisy Design as well as The Story Matters . I look forward to spending the month with you!

Here is another treat for you... it's awesome to follow... lots of fun stuff, great ideas and awesome inspiration! Check it out:  Andrea's Blog 

Andrea also shared  some recent projects with us....ones that she counts among her favourites. I thought you'd all be interested in seeing these!

"My Loves"

Layout created by S:CY May 2010 Guest Designer Andrea Wiebe

"Crazy Love"

Layout created by S:CY May 2010 Guest Designer Andrea Wiebe


Layout created by S:CY May 2010 Guest Designer Andrea Wiebe

Welcome Andrea! We're so glad you're here! Thanks for sharing some of your favourite work with us!  Looking forward to an amazing month.