Monday, June 28, 2010

TWO awesome contests...

are on at Sisterhood of Scrap!

Here is where you can find the first one. It's called... "The SOS Ultimate Summer Challenge!" Wait til you see what's involved!

And... there is yet another summer challenge goin' on right NOW at the fab 'n friendly SOS site.

Here is where you can find the second one. It's called... "The Sisterhood Summer Sizzler Challenge!"

Thanks to wonderful SOS moderator Helen Hollinger for arranging these!!!!!!!!!!!

Please do come visit us at the Sisterhood of Scrap Forum... you will need to register once for the site, but that just keeps the spammers out.

Fun for everyone!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sketch # 39-10

Sketch  #39-10

 Sketch created by S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

Today we have a wonderful variety of styles to share with you! This sketch seemed to lend itself well to that.

Guest Designer Virginia Wong provides a rich, modern twist, while Designers Debbie Ridlen and Terri-Ann Morris "go vintage" with their layouts!

Misty Miller and Janice Coble are two S:CY Designers who have baseball fever and used this sketch to commemorate games that they've attended. Did you know that both  of these ladies also have twin boys? Isn't that a fun coincidence? LOL

 Cathy Sanders celebrates another milestone in her son's life with a classic scrappy-interpretation of the first day of school.

So, without further ado, it is my pleasure to share these layouts with you!


Layout created by S:CY June Guest Designer Virginia Wong

"Back to School"

Layout created by S:CY Designer Cathy Sanders

"Take me out to the Ball Game"

Layout created by S:CY Designer Janice Coble

"Indianapolis Indians"

Layout created by S:CY Designer Misty Miller


Layout created by S:CY Designer Debbie Ridlen

Debbie writes, "I used the three squares in the sketch for journaling blocks. I wrote down everything I can remember about my mom taking my picture that day. It was my birthday and the only thing I can't remember is how old I was!"

"Once upon a Time..."

Layout created by S:CY Designer Terri-Ann Morris

 Terri-Ann writes, "I plan to add journaling to the patterned paper on either side of the title once I have spoken to my Nan about when she worked at the children's home."

 Thanks for visiting with us today. We love seeing you here and reading your thoughts in the comments section!
If you try this, or any other S:CY Sketch, please post a link for us so that we can go visit your Gallery or Blog & leave some love!!

 Thank you also for our wonderfully talented Guest Designer Virginia Wong, who did a stellar job this month interpreting the sketches in her amazing style.  Thanks Virginia! It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you!

Thanks to the S:CY Team!

Until next week...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sketch #38-10 and... our RAK WINNER!!!!

I am so excited to share with you a brand new Sketch today!

Sketch #38-10
Sketch by S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

"Blue-eyed Baby"

Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Debbie Ridlen

"The Star of all Things Fire"

Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Jennifer Cassista

Jenn writes, "I added some dimension to the distressed stars by adding some foam adhesive under the centre of them. I used a circle nestie as my circle template and attached the dew drops around it."

"First Game"

Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Misty Miller

"Food 4 Thought"

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

Terri-Ann writes; "The circular embellishments are made using Fimo modelling clay which I have stamped into, baked and then coloured using Tim Holtz distress inks."

"I believe in Santa!"

Layout by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

"Football Friday, 2010"

Layout created by S:CY Designer Cathy Sanders

Cathy writes; "Had fun doing this and it just added to the excitement of the soccer world cup which starts(ed) on Friday... wow can't believe it's here already."

"First Show"

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

This layout was done in response to a June challenge issued by Janet, one of the DT members at Savvy 'n Sassy! We were to use 3 different Rub-ons on our project. I used up some of my stash, so THAT was a real bonus. 
Come on over and play! There are challenges every month and lots of chatter and talented new scrappy friends! All are welcome at SnS


 AND now,  to announce the winner of our RAK... ( I took myself out of the contest...) is #7 (via That means the winner is STACY at . Stacy, please email me your snail mail addy
( ) so I can mail out your Prize! Congratulations and TY to all who entered!

Please do try out the new sketch and leave  us a link in the comments section so that we can go visit your Blog or gallery and leave some love for you. Remember participation is key- 'cause we are always looking for Guest Designers! You could be asked to join us here at S:CY for a month! 

See you NEXT week! Be safe, & be good to one another!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Our Guest Designer Virginia's Card!!

I have a special Monday treat for you!

Our Guest Designer, Virginia Wong, created a card with Ann's  June Card Sketch and I wanted to share it with you today!! I thought it would help you all enjoy a wonderful start to your week.

"XOXO" Card 

Card created by S:CY June Guest Designer Virginia Wong

Just look at all that beautiful pink goodness!
What a lucky "royal" the recipient of THIS card would be!

Thanks Virginia!

Don't forget about the S:CY RAK we have going on in the post just below this one. Follow the directions to have your name entered in a fun RAK from S:CY! Tell all your friends too.

Have a wonderful week! See you all on Friday!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Ann's June Card Sketch!

Can you folks believe it is JUNE already!? We are 1/2 way into 2010!
I hope the year has been bringing you all  many GOOD THINGS! 

Have you been creating lots?  Are you making pages? Cards? Workin' on a DT or  as part of a creative team? What INSPIRES you?  Do you use sketches a lot? Where do you "hang out?"


Tell us alllll about any aspect of your scrappin'! Just write us a note  down there at the bottom of this page in the Comments section! I'll have one of my kids or a neighbour randomly draw a name to receive a fun scrappy RAK and the winner will be announced NEXT Friday, June 18TH!

You have til 6 Am Friday June 18 to get your comments in.
Go, Go, Go! tell us about your scrappin'!

One entry per person please!

I have a treat for you today. Ann Seleshanko, our Senior Designer here at S:CY has created yet ANOTHER versatile card sketch. Her June card brought out some varied interpretations among our designers. Enjoy! Lots of inspiration here, and I am so proud to share.

What a TEAM! 

Let's get to it! :o)

June 2010 S:CY Card Sketch

 Sketch created for S:CY by Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

Quotation Card

Card created by S:CY's newest Designer, Janice Coble!  

 The elegance of this card speaks for itself. I adore those peach satin flowers and the pearls! Thank you, Janice for sharing this beauty with us! We are so happy you're here.

Father's Day Card

Card created by S:CY Designer Terri-Ann Morris

A classic and softly embellished card~ So lovely! Terri-Ann told me that she used  Tim Holtz distress inks to stamp and colour the background. She is giving this card to her Dad for Father's Day on June 20th.

"Congrats Grad" ~ Card #1

"Diploma" ~ Graduation card  #2

"Congrats Grad" ~ Card #3

 Graduation cards created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens

 I  just love the red and  blue Sherry used!! Awesome, fun cards!
 Sherry writes: "Tis the Season... for graduations... and this sketch was very handy to help in the creation of 3 different-yet-similar cards for grads."

"Celebrate Today" Card

Card created  by S:CY  Designer Jennifer Cassista.

Jenn writes; " I used new Tim Holtz paper (isn't it yummy?) and his stamps and lots of Prima."
Hmmm, "Yummy" describes this card beautifully!!!! And  that flower is stunning! Great job Jenn!

All-occasion Card


Card created by S:CY Designer Jillian Anger

The softness  of his card  telegraphs such comfort and gentleness. Jillian writes that she used up some scraps on her card and that the stamp was from an "old Stamp in' Up set."  

"Thank You" Card


Card created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

 Ann used her Copic markers to full advantage here to make this darling little girl come to life. Ann is a certified Copic Instructor. You can check ourt more of her work at Savvy n Sassy. She is one of two Copic Designers over at SnS. Check out the Copic Club there~! The price of the markers is AMAZING as is the educational component.  It has me really excited. It's a way to build your Copic marker collection at a reasonable PACE and PRICE!

"Best of Luck" Card

Simple card created by S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

 I needed something simple and FAST made up for a supervisor who was leaving my husband's workplace today! It's that time of year in the military: we call it "Posting Season!"

Since I didn't know this gal's colour or style preferences, I  kept embellishment to a minimum, using some  Graphic 45 patterned paper & a small scrap of 1/4" wide satin ribbon.  The stamp I used for the sentiment was from Anita's Sugarloaf Designs (2002). I find the Graphic 45 paper amazing to use in creating fast cards needing little embellishment except that brought to view by the  beauty of the papers.  

Don't forget about our RAK!

Be sure to leave us a note and let us know what you're up to scrappin'-wise... and what you thought of today's creations! Your name will be entered into the RAK!

Thank You to my fantastic S:CY Design Team for a job well done-- AGAIN!!

Have a wonderful weekend and week  ahead.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sketch #37-10

Sketch #37-10

Sketch created by S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

"Having a Swingin' Good Time" 

Layout created by June 2010 Guest Designer Virginia Wong

 The layout Virginia has created celebrates FUN in so many way: Bravo!

"Life is good"

Layout created by S:CY Designer Debbie Ridlen

 The journaling on this layout is so precious! I love Debbie's colour combo as well!
And... who can resist a happy-baby picture?

"Beach Fun"

Layout created by S:CY Designer Jillian Anger

Jillian used KikiArt patterned papers here, from the Magica collection.
What a truly "magical" layout! I especially love the journaling strips and flower!


Layout created by S:CY Designer Cathy Sanders

This summery, citrus-y layout is a "TREAT!" for the eyes!

 "Zuri- Welcome to the Jungle!"

Layout created by S:CY Designer Sherry Owens

 Zuri is Swahili for "beautiful" or "adorable."
I would say this is a "Zuri" layout!!

"Three Handsome Guys: my Happiness"

Layout created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

 Love the way Ann made a flower out of the elongated heart!
So creative! Beautiful job! 

Thanks to the S:CY DT  and our Guest Designer Virginia Wong for these beautiful interpretations! Hope you'll try the sketch and leave us a link in the Comments section so that we can check out your creation!

I really love this sketch, and I think I will create something with it for one of the cool Challenges over at Savvy n Sassy or Sisterhood of Scrap this month! Why not join us in one of the fun challenges there!?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Welcome to our June 2010 Guest Designer: Virginia Wong!!

You know, as a scrapper, I have the BEST job in the world... not only memory keeping, but being able to "virtually" meet and get to know so many fantastic, genuinely GOOD people who also happen to value all aspects of what we term "Scrapbooking."

With that in mind, and sincerely thanking my right hand gal, Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko for connecting us, I want to extend the hand of welcome to Virginia Wong, our June Guest Designer here at S:CY!

June 2010 Guest Designer at S:CY ~ Virginia Wong

A warm S:CY Welcome, Virginia! Our entire Team is creatively "pumped" to have you along with us this month!

Virginia is a busy Mom to 2 girls, but sent us a Bio so we could get to know her a little better.


Hello! My name is Virginia Wong. I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Sketches: Creatively Yours Blog. Originally from Saskatchewan, I am proud to call Calgary my home. I am a full-time Mom and a part-time Information Technology consultant. Scrapbooking is my relaxation and passion - I need to scrapbook every day, be it reading a scrapbook magazine or creating a layout. Since I started scrapbooking, I notice the mundane and the spectacular and record my family`s lives - and that makes me very happy!

I love using and mixing vibrant, bold colours and patterns along with all those irresistible embellishments. My layouts often capture the everyday escapades of my two energetic and happy-go-lucky girls, Madison and Danielle. My second passion is photography and I continue to work on fine tuning my skills!

I adore sketches - they are the catalyst for all the ideas I try to incorporate into my layouts and cards. The sketches at Creatively Yours are so versatile and flexible. Thanks so much for having me at Creatively Yours!

I asked Virginia to share a favourite project with us, and she decided to send this Layout, which is entitled "Right Now."  I love the rich greens, the blush of the bold pinks and of course  the irresitible photographs!

"Right now"

Layout created by Designer Virginia Wong

You can see more of Virginia's beautiful paper-art work by checking out her Blog, which is located HERE.

Thanks for spending June with us Virginia!