Friday, May 11, 2012

Sketch #15-12

Welcome everyone! Today we have a brand new sketch to share! Enjoy it, and if you do try it, please link it up for us through Mr. Linky, below this post (down near the end) . We will come visit and leave you some loves!!
Please remember that our Guest Designer for this month is Stephanie Hart, of My Little Bit of Whimsy. She'll be back on Friday, May 25th with a brand new LO for our S: CY site. In the meantime, you can pop by Steph's Blog or her Whimsy Shop to peek at her beautiful WHIMSICAL creations! They are a treat for the eyes and will inspire the "craftiness" in every one of us!! 

Without further ado, let's see what the latest  S: CY sketch looks like!! 
Sketch #15-12 created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

"Together Forever" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Cassie Wiscarson 
"Beka's First bike" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Kelly Smith

"Daddy' Girls" LO created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Yati Dali
"Cousins" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Elisha Pharr
"Let's go for a hike" layout
created by S: CY Senor Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
"Making C'nnxions Across Time" Layout
 created by S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald  

Journaling: Connections can be astounding when you look at the overall framework of life. I made this cross stitched picture of a black lab for Pete when he was away from 4-Wing Cold Lake, “on course” in St. Louis, Missouri for 9 weeks. I had just moved to Alberta to be with him & was working as a pediatric RN. I worked my shifts & cross-stitched when I was off to help pass the time while he was away. We knew we’d soon be moving in together & he would have to leave Shady, the black lab he shared with Gil, his roommate, behind. The picture had been stitched with this passage in mind. 
   When I went to Edmonton to meet Pete’s plane, I gave him the framed picture, which I had toted along with me. The cross stitched lab pup hung in our home when we moved in together a few months before our wedding in 1992.
   ...Fasssssst forward to 2010… to Nova Scotia, near 14-Wing Greenwood. An Autism Assistance Dog Guide (AADG) named Argo joined our family to help our little boy, Noah, the youngest of our four kids, who had Autism Spectrum Disorder. The cross stitch picture was Argo to a “T.” The black lab pup in the cross-stitch even had what looked to be some brindle colouring like Argo! That colouring is somewhat of a rarity in the breed, but the head AADG trainer at the Lions Foundation of Canada (LFC) told us that it did show up at times in the LFC’s breeding program.
  It’s fitting that I had been drawn to creating that cross stitch so long before we were married & had 4 kids, including a little guy with special needs who would need a dog like Argo- the dog in the cross-stitch. The picture I had cross stitched 18 years before was a pup who could have been Argo. 
Love you, Pete. Love you, Noah. Love you, Argo.
That cross stitch is now hanging in the entryway of our home, & there it will stay.
Photo of Argo: December 2010
Journaling: March 2012
Just look at all the colourful and well-put together LOs we have here on the Blog this week! Many many thanks to the S:CY Team for their work and  dedication. Thrilled to see the diverse interpretations of this sketch!
Please try the sketch and post a link below using Mr. Linky. Then we can pop by and leave you some "loves." LOL We'll be over soon!!! 

**IMPORTANT** Please be sure to also leave a comment in the Blog comments box, and then we will know you came by! :)  We soooo enjoy seeing you! 
Be sure to come by NEXT Friday... that's our May CARD SKETCH DAY! 


  1. Lots of great details on the DT pages this week! I'm especially drawn to all the unique title treatments! Great inspiration, ladies!

  2. What beautiful layouts this week ladies! You always inspire me to scrap some more!

  3. I am so proud of you all! THANK YOU for your beautiful work and dedication, timeliness and effort! :) GORGEOUS! :) ~ Ali

  4. Lovely LO's ladies. All so beautiful.

  5. These are all so beautiful!!! I love everyone's creations this week. I look forward to seeing how we all use the same sketch and create in so many different ways...each one being very unique. I absolutely love them all!

  6. Fabulous sketch Ali and awesome pages ladies. I love all the playful ways each one of you used the sketch, and how creative all of these pages are!!! Awesome work!!!!!

  7. As usual Ladies, truly enjoy seeing your layouts with the sketch challenge :) Saw this today and right away I started on a page for Mother's Day and I hope you like my take on it.

    Happy Mother's Day and have a great week ahead!

    1. Edleen, you did a great job! I love your take on the sketch.Your Mum is oh-so-pretty too! Thanks for playing along at S: CY! :) Here is the link everyone: