Friday, June 10, 2011

Sketch 09-11

Hello S:CY followers and friends!
It's FRIDAY again!!

With early summer in full swing here in the Maritimes, life is busy... I know it's the same for everyone, all over!!

I want to shout out to all the S:CY Designers and our June Guest Designer, Lain Ehmann, to say a BIG THANKS for all you're doing for S:CY in terms of your creativity every week and for passing the word about the inspiration that is right here, free for the taking. Telling everyone you know about S:CY is MUCH appreciated!

This week's S:CY Sketch once again provides scrappers with a multi-photo opportunity for creativity. A centrally placed title and an off-centre journaling block add some interest.... and an arched element in contrast to two small squares provides a bit of challenge to those "up for it!"

 Sketch 09-11 created by
 S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
Hope you like this week's S:CY Sketch. Please be sure to post a link to your creations in the  "Comments" section so that we can see what you do with this  sketch:  "a guide to inspiration!" We'll pop by to say hello and leave some love.

Enjoy these beautiful DT creations!!

"Valentine's Fundue: 2-2011" layout created by
S:CY June Guest Design Team Member Lain Ehmann

"Kiss the Princess" layout created by
S:CY Design Team Member Jackie Primmer-Plank

"You and Me at the Zoo" layout created by
 S:CY Design Team Member Amy Manis

"Back Then" layout created by
S:CY Design Team Member Mandy Harrell

"Little Fairy" layout created by
 S:CY Design Team Member Tammy Pyette

[Credits: pixie dust brush was from]

 "May Hugs and Snuggles" created by
 S:CY Design Team Member Tammy Pyette
[Credits: Papers and elements from DDiva.]
"Annie Meets Pinata" layout ceated by
 S:CY Design Team Member Heather Bridges Topich

"Brother * Sister" layout created
by S:CY Design Team Member Sylvia Tomala 

"Playing in the Saronic Gulf" layout created by
 S:CY Senior Design Team Member Ann Seleshanko

 "Walking" layout created by
 S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
[This LO was created for Day 26 of May 2011 LOAD with Lain Ehmann]

Journaling reads:

Because Noah’s Autism Spectrum Disorder can cause him to impulsively bolt away, possibly into a dangerous situation, someone still needed to hold his hand when we were out with his Dog Guide.
In this photo, you can see how we did outings/walks with Noah and Argo before we had the waist belt (tether) training. Pete would hold the leash, Noah held Argo’s harness handle, and Bryan (or another sibling/grown up) held Noah’s other hand to keep him safe from bolting.

In May 2011, as soon as the Lions Foundation of Canada’s Head Trainer Chris Fowler came and taught us how to use the waist belt, another “pair of hands” was no longer necessary. :)

Here’s why….Once Noah and Argo were tethered together on outings, just one grown up was needed. That person held Argo’s leash. If, while out, Noah tried to bolt, all the adult would have to say is “Argo: STAY!” Argo will immediately lie down so that Noah cannot bolt away into danger. (Ever try to drag a 73 lb Labrador Retriever? Nope! Not possible! **wink**)

What a help and wow, does it ever ease our minds that Argo knows EXACTLY what to do should it be necessary to protect Noah!!!

Photo of Daddy, Argo, Noah (9) and big brother Bryan (15 ½) in April 2011 on an outing before the tether belt training. :)
Thanks for stopping by everyone! Have a wonderful week! Be sure to try the sketch and let us see what you create by leaving us that all-important link in the "Comments" section!!!
 ~ Ali and Ann, and the S:CY Design Team Members


  1. Great layouts everyone!

  2. Great interpretations of the sketch,ladies.
    Love all the different themes used.
    Heather G.

  3. Great work everyone. Love all the different interpretations.

  4. Beautiful LOs, I see some really amazing colour combos this week, too!
    Great job.
    Thanks everyone!~ Ali

  5. Terrific takes everyone!

    Sylvia T.

  6. Fabulous work much to admire and drool over.

  7. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  8. Great projects everyone! I love your interpretations!

  9. Great take on the sketch. I love seeing how the same sketch yields such different results.