Friday, November 25, 2011

Sketch #23-11

Welcome to S:CY Everyone!
We have a brand new 12x12" layout Sketch for you to enjoy.
Again, I worked at creating a multi-photo layout sketch for you. It's one that features space specifically for 2 slender pics... maybe ones that you've cropped smaller to pinpoint some aspect of each photo... There's also room for a larger "focus" photo where the eye can rest. That pic can be smaller than 4x6, as seen in the Sketch. The journaling area here is shaped, allowing for more creative license in that area as well. The accents suggested here are florals, but anything goes, it's up to you!
Lets talk about titles... Do you like fun ones? "Plays" on words? Maybe headline style, eye-catching titles? One word "attention-grabbers?" How about deciding on size: Big & long?? Smaller, mini-sized or somewhere in the middle?? Will your title be sideways, border-grazing,  or right-across-the-top as far as its' placement goes?
A title "area" is not suggested on this sketch.... I have purposefully left it up to you.
As you can see, this sketch provides LOTS of options. We'd love to hear what you think of this week's Sketch and we're excited to see what you'll create with it!
Sketch #23-11 created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

We have a selection of DT members' layouts for you to enjoy, of course! Each one uses Sketch #23-11 as inspiration.
The DT Members' layouts span the seasons but I have noticed some fun colour palettes that are carried through several of them. We have a summer-y palette... an autumn-style one and a Christmas-y coloured one, too!
How fun is this? It was totally RANDOM!
Let's have a go at sharing that inspiration, now, and have a peek at what they all came up with!

"First Swim Meet" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Heather Bridges Topich
Journaling reads: "You were SO excited- you finally got your hand marked for the 4th meet of the summer. You had your cap on from pretty much the moment we got to the pool... even though you would have to wait through 27 other events. You only had to stop twice on your lap- a huge accomplishment! Coaches Kevin and Jenny were so thrilled. You finally got to play with the big kids! SO proud of you, Bella!"

"HOW many did you have?" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Patchi Moussatche
"Joy" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Jennifer Cassista
"Merry" layout created by
S:CY Design Team Member Rita Barakat
"My boy" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Renee Hagler
 [Notes~ Renee mentioned that "This is Pink Paislee paper and embellishment ("Old school" collection.  My absolute fave for boy layouts.  Classically cool.)" She also told me that the bling came from her stash.]
"Miss Priss: Tootsie" layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
[Notes- I used the BasicGrey "Pyrus" collection for this layout
and reversed the sketch left to right.]

"My Brother, My Hero" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko  
This week marks the end of November here at S: CY. Thank You to Carla Robinson, our November Guest Designer. We love your style and what you created with the sketches this month, and hope you come back to "Guest" with us another time! A hearty "Thanks" to you, Carla!
**Don't forget to pop over to Sisterhood of Scrap, a Forum that Carla owns/manages. There, you will find friendly scrappin' folks waiting to welcome you to a community that is both supportive AND creative! Lots going on there, so  be sure to check it out. ALL are welcome at SOS.  :o)**
The end of November also means that we end our current year here. Hard to believe, but 2011 is complete for us now... the S: CY Admin and Design Teams will take the month of December off from Sketches and creations on the Blog. We'll be back; in full force -- in January 2012!
I promise that I WILL be writing up a blog post or two, though, in the month of December, so be sure to keep us on your radar! One S:CY Blog post will be all about our Design Team Members' scrappy-favourites, so STAY TUNED.
Remember to be CREATIVE this season... it's such great stress management in a busy time, and so much fun, too!
See you soon!!          


  1. What brilliant creations ladies!!! All amazing pages.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Nov 01:17pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Nov 03:37pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. GREAT job everyone! Love the colour families of these LOs , LOL, what a hoot to see that happen so RANDOMLY!

  5. Wonderful job everyone! I love how diverse everyone's layouts were!

  6. Gorgeous projects, Ladies!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. WOW!! Those are some great LOs ladies! Love your interpretations of the sketch!