Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day 2011

November 11, 2011... Here in Canada it is Remembrance Day.  This is a day when we show "remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace" (Veterans Affairs Canada). We are thankful to them all, and especially to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our country and what we stand for.  

The Guard of Honour (a member from the Royal Canadian Navy at left and from the Royal Canadian Air Force at right) at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Remembrance Day, 2010

Welcome to Sketches: Creatively Yours, everyone!
Today we have a new sketch to share... Hope you like it!

Sketch #22-11 created by
 S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
"First Swim Meet" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member 
Heather Bridges Topich
Journaling reads"You had some trepidation at first. Okay, you really did NOT want to do swim team. You spent much of the first practice NOT in the pool. So, we took it slower, letting you work your way up to doing laps in the pool. Miss Jenny kept encouraging you, and you became more willing to just dive in. I think you were excited to wear your team swimsuit and cap, and you did exactly as you were told when you were in the clerk of course. You paused a few times in your 25 free that first night, but YOU FINISHED IT after not thinking that you could. We were so proud. You amaze me, Zachary. Great job, little swimmer!" [Note~ Zachary is Heather's eldest child. I asked! ;) ]

"Howl-o-ween" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Cheryl Casas
Cheryl created this LO using a Scraps of Darkness Kit.

Christmas layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Maggi Harding

"Summer Hike: Fairmont" layout created by
 S: CY  Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko

"Sand Dollar" layout created by
S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
Journaling reads: Daniel, in grade four, your school’s teachers helped their classes do a study of different aspects of Grand Pré, the National Historic Site. Your class was tasked with exploring the Tidal Mud Flats so vital to that area. The creature you were asked to focus on was the Blue Mussell. You drew it, too, and talked about its’ special features. Your class did a montage of a tidal mud flat on the wall, complete with the students’ drawings and 3-D representations of some of the creatures found in a Tidal Mud Flat. You can see it in the background of this photo. Here you’re holding one of the papier-maché Sand Dollars made by your class. This exploration was such an amazing way to learn about and explore a topic! You also had a class trip to the Historic Site in late spring.
~Daniel, Grade 4, Spring 2010

Thank You, S: CY  DT members so very much for the varied and interesting interpretations of this new Sketch... Makes me really happy to see all that you've created with a sketch and some embellies, plus your wonderful memories!!

Come back and see us next week for some more 
S: CY goodness!

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  1. I love all the variety. Great job ladies!!!

  2. GREAT JOB with this Sketch, Team!!!! Loved them all- some real talent shared here. Wonder what our readers will come up with? LOVE to see your work! :)

  3. WTG ladies!!!love all the diff ideas!

  4. Love everyone's interpretation of the sketch!!

  5. Great work ladies. Lovely as always.

  6. Fabulous creations!!
    Love them all!