Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sketches #49-10 and a bonus! Sketch #50-10 ...

Sketch #49-10 by Team Leader/Sketch Artist Ali MacDonald

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

Layout created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko
 Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Debbie Ridlen

Layout created by S:CY September Guest Design Team Member, Lisa Imthorn

Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Cathy Sanders

 Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Sherry Owens

 Weren't those GREAT interpretations?? So much variety from ONE sketch! Goooooo team! LOL

A HUGE "thank you" and big HUG to Lisa Imthorn, our S:CY September Guest Designer! Lisa- you ROCKED the sketches! WTG! Loved seeing your work here at S:CY.

Now on to a BONUS Sketch, for the last day of September, 2010: Sketch #50!!!!!

Sketch #50-10: A BONUS for September 2010!
Created by S:CY Team Leader/Sketch Artist Ali MacDonald

Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Cathy Sanders

Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member  Debbie Ridlen

Layout created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

 What a great way to mark the occasion of our 50th Sketch here at Sketches: Creatively Yours!

Thanks Ann, Cathy and Debbie for your fun, eye catching layouts!


To allow for the restorative time that creative energy always seems to need a WEE BIT of, S:CY will be taking a 6 month break in publication of the Blog.

Ann and I will be back in April 2011 to share more sketches and Design Team creations, both card and layout- with you all. 

Be sure to "stay tuned" because there will be a DT Call in March, 2011, just before we reopen. We like a big Team here at S:CY, so please DO apply! I will have the call placed here, in addition to Pub Calls. You will also see it elsewhere, likely on the Savvy n Sassy and Sisterhood of Scrap Forums. 

A special word to our current Design Team: you made it so easy to "lead" well. Thank you all.

Ann, couldn't do it without YOU! Thanks my friend!

Thanks Everyone! See you in March/ April 2011!

Bye for now, from Ali and Ann

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ann's September 2010 Card Sketch!

Our Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko has provided us with a brand-spankin' new card sketch to share with you here at S:CY this mornin'.

Ann does this for us every month; aren't we lucky!? Here you go!

September Sketch by Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko 

Guess what - here are some beautiful interpretations from our Sketches: Creatively Yours Design Team Members ! Enjoy!

 Ann Seleshanko's Christmas Card using her September 2010 Sketch

 Copic markers are available at a LOW LOW price via the Copic Club at Savvy n Sassy!

Ann is a Copic Certified Designer as is Lisa Imthorn, our S:CY Guest Designer this month! Go on over to read the info available, join, ask questions, receive tips, ideas, view many samples and posted technique instruction! It's all available at fun and friendly SNS, thru the Copic Club!!

Card created by S:CY September Guest Design Team Member, Lisa Imthorn

 (Copic Markers used for the beautiful colouring available at SNS via the Copic Club.)

 "Hi" card with sparkle was created by S:CY Design Team Member Janice Coble

Christmas card using the September Sketch was created by S:CY Design Team Member Terri-Ann Morris, who hails all the way from the UK!

 Thanks girls for the beautiful work this week! I can see that there are some pretty darned nice (LOL, understatement!) cards going out!

You make me so proud!

Ann, "Thanks" for the lovely and versatile sketch: YET AGAIN!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sketch #48-10

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a very special sketch for you all!

I wanted to create a layout design that I could use to stash some of the neat school mementos, like little Math quizzes that my son Daniel (age 10) brought home from school in Grade 4. (He has just started Grade 5.)

I kind of felt that something simple would be best.... and I wanted to include a paperclip, just for fun!

Well, I came up with the sketch below. Hope you will try it!

Sketch 48-10
Created by S:CY Sketch Artist/Team Leader 
Ali MacDonald

 Layout created by September Guest Designer
Lisa Imthorn
"Back to School ~ 2009" 
Layout created by S:CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko
Grade 4 Quiz Smarts~ 2009-2010
Layout created by S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
Photo credit: Mrs. W. Fitzgerald (TY!)

Owl source: clipart
 Close-up shot of Stickles used on owl to create "feathers!" LOL

Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member
Cathy Sanders

"True North Strong & Free"
Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member
Jennifer Cassista

We hope you've enjoyed seeing this week's layouts and the newest S:CY sketch. Please pop by next week when we will be featuring Ann's September Card Sketch! I can guarantee you will LOVE IT!! See you then!

Thanks Jenn, Cathy, Ann, and Lisa for your beautiful layouts this week.
Great job Team!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sketch #47-10

WOW... it's September already! I have great news! 

A new month means that a brand new Guest Designer is joining us here @ Sketches: Creatively Yours!

It is a great pleasure to introduce you to Lisa Imthorn, a Canadian gal who creates amazingly beautiful layouts and cards. Lisa is a talented member of the Copic Design Team at Savvy n Sassy, with a great work ethic and skill as a teacher and motivator.
Lisa's blog link is:

I asked Lisa to tell us a little bit about herself!

September 2010 Guest Designer~ Lisa Imthorn

Lisa's Bio~

Hello there!

My name is Lisa and I am a WAHM (medical transcription) from Salmon Arm, British Columbia. I started scrapbooking about 8 years ago and have recently fallen in love with card making using my Copic markers.

My favorite company has to be Basic Grey as I seem to purchase every line they make and I am also fond of any type of embellishment – especially those blingy pieces!

I was thrilled when Ali asked me to be the Guest DT for September.
I recently took a vacation to beautiful Hornby Island and the pictures I took while there will be the subject of my layouts this month.

I am honored to be a part of this amazing team for the month of September and hope you will find some creative inspiration in my submissions.

Thanks to Ali, Ann and everyone at S:CY!!!

Here are a couple of Lisa's favourite creations for you to enjoy!! Aren't they great? Love those bright colours- so much fun!

"Ah... the glamorous life"
Layout created by S:CY Guest Designer Lisa Imthorn

"Treasure Life's Little Moments" Card
 Card created by S:CY Guest Designer & Copic Certified Designer, Lisa Imthorn


 On we go to our Sketch for today!

Sketch #47-10
Sketch by Team Leader & Sketch Artist/Designer
 Ali MacDonald

Layout created by S:CY Guest Design Team Member Lisa Imthorn

Layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Cathy Sanders

 Layout created by S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

Thanks for visiting today everyone, and a special thanks to Ann,    Cathy and Lisa for their layout creations for this Sketch at such a busy time of year! See you soon!