Friday, August 5, 2011

Sketch 12-11

Hello everyone!

Welcome to S:CY! We have a brand new sketch to share with you today. Sit back with a cuppa tea or coffee and enjoy Sketch 12-11 and the interpretations that our Design Team has to offer! So glad you're here!

Sketch 12-11 by
S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

"Congratulations" layout created by
 S:CY Design Team Member Jackie Primmer-Plank
[Journaling reads: Samantha, like her brothers and sister, attends a French Immersion school and is quite proud of what she has learned in Junior Kindergarten. The moment of getting her “diploma” was very exciting.]
"What are you doing in Morrocco?" layout created by
 S:CY Design Team Member Maggi Harding
[A note from Maggi: "This is one of my dogs, Chena, and Escape Kitty in Morocco. See my blog for the story of these two adventurers."]

"Leader: Bella" layout created by
 S:CY Design Team Member Heather Bridges-Topich

"2-3 Wagon Alyssa, Claire & Stefan: Summer 2006" layout created by S:CY Design Team Member Sylvia Tomala 

"My Serenity" layout created by
 S:CY Design Team Member Cheryl Casas
[Credits: Cheryl used the July Kit from Scraps of Darkness for this LO.] 

"Lake Izac" layout created by
 S:CY Design Team Member Lindy Rabenstine
"School Days" layout and "Study Buddy" layout both  created by
 S:CY Design Team Member Tammy Pyette
[Credits: Papers and background by shabby princess. Journal paper is RPENN_expressyourself-paper1]

"Escape" layout created by
 S:CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

"Exceptional Continuity" layout created by
 S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
[Journaling is a letter to Noah's School Team and reads as seen below.] 
May 19, 2011
Kxxxxxxx, NS
Dear Mrs. H, Mrs. W, Mrs. W #2, and Noah's current EAs; D and S,

I just wanted to relay HUGE & sincere thanks to each of you regarding your acceptance of and enthusiasm about Argo as a "helpful agent" as Noah's Dog Guide in the upcoming school year.

TY also for sharing such specific questions the other day when Chris & Argo visited with us at the school. Many small details and larger topic areas were covered. So reassuring that we are all on the same page, with all those "dots getting connected!" The ball is rolling and it's SO exciting!

Mrs. W #2, TY for once again making time for us and Argo in the classroom, when we popped in rather on the spur of the moment in contrast to the wonderful planned visit we enjoyed with you and your students in the previous week! We are appreciative of ALL the classroom time you've lent us. The students were delightful as well, what pertinent questions they asked! We enjoyed meeting them so much!

Peter and I are excited beyond belief that we will be stepping into another new adventure in mid-September with Chris' guidance as Argo begins accompanying Noah to school. The Lions Foundation of Canada has our gratitude... beyond words. We know that Chris will be invaluable in helping smooth this transition for Argo, Noah and our school community.

Knowing we will continue to work along with Noah's amazing school Team makes Pete and I so happy. I have often shouted from the rooftops how each of you, whom I always call "Team Noah" are valued and treasured. We could never "do what we do" with our little boy without the help he receives at school. We are all extensions of one another, this we know. As we work together toward meeting new challenges and making positive transitions, this exceptional continuity gives us great hope.

THANK YOU ALL from the bottoms of our hearts.

~Ali and Pete

Hope this week's sketch and our DTs interpretations makes you run straight to your scrap area to complete a LO~! Be sure you share your link in the "Comments" section (below) so we can see what you've created and pop by to visit and see what you've created!

See you here at S:CY in a few days with another Design Team Member Spotlight!! Who will it be this time? Well, you'll have to come see! LOL *wink*



  1. So many great takes on this awesome sketch. I love the versatility!

  2. What great inspiration this week! This sketch has so much room for diverse interpretations!

  3. To our Team... THANK YOU... You make me so proud!!!!!!!!! Each interpretation was clearly thought out, it's plain to see! Bravo.

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [06 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Great takes on the sketch,
    Love the uniqueness of all.